IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.
updated 08/14/2015


Our WWI Heroes

Clayton county men and women who served in the Great War. Also honored are WWI soldiers buried in Clayton county who served from other locales.

Too many of them made the ultimate sacrifice.


~surnames in [brackets] are alternate spellings
~additional credit citations are at the bottom of the page

Contributions for this page are welcome.
If you have a photo of a Clayton co. soldier who served in World War I or know of a WWI veteran who is buried in Clayton county, please contact the Clayton co. coordinator.


Alderson, Ellsworth Asher, Cox Creek twp.; he was born 09/07/1891 & died 10/09/1969; burial is in Strawberry Point cemetery. ~obituary ~gravestone

Anderson, Enoch S., McGregor; PFC, U.S. Army, served in France; charter member of the American Legion Post #267, McGregor, and a charter member of Clayton County Barracks Veterans of World War I. He was born 09/18/1895 & died 01/08/1986; buried in the Monona City cemetery. ~obituary ~gravestone

Andreae, Fred S.J., Pvt., Sperry twp.; M.G. Co. 352nd Infantry, 88th Divison. Fred Sebald John Andreae was born in Sperry twp., Clayton co. on May 6, 1895, the son of Conrad & Mary Wege / Weege Andreae. He died of pneumonia in France on October 27, 1918. The casualty list published in the Oelwein Daily Register, November 26, 1918 listed Pvt. Fred S. Andrea of Arlington, Fayette co. Iowa as ‘died of disease’. He was first buried near Ft. Belfort, France. In 1921 his remains were returned to his parents and he was reburied in St. Sebald cemetery, Clayton co. ~Gravestone ~Obituary

Asmus, Edgar Arnold, Pvt., Strawberry Point; U.S. Army 150th Infantry Regiment, 38th Division; Service #4006401
Edgar A. Asmus was born September 17, 1895 at Colesburg, IA. He was enumerated on the: 1900 US census, Fayette co., Putnam twp., with his parents Gustav & Anna and siblings; the 1905 Iowa State census, Arlington, Fayette co.; the 1910 US census, Clayton co., Cass twp., Strawberry Point town, with his widowed father, Gustav and siblings and on the 1915 Iowa State census, Strawberry Point. When he registered for the draft on June 5, 1917 he identified himself as being employed as a farmer by his father Gustav, single and living in Strawberry Point. Edgar was married to Esther B. Luther on June 18, 1918 at Strawberry Point, IA. He was inducted into the Army at Elkader, IA on July 25, 1918 and reported to Camp Gordon, Atlanta, GA for training on July 28. He was later assigned to Co. C, 150th Infantry regiment (38 Div.) Private Asmus left for France with his unit onboard the SS Demosthenes on October 4, 1918. While the ship was underway he died of pneumonia and was buried at sea on October 11, 1918. Edgar’s name is listed on the Wall of Missing in the chapel of the Suresnes American Cemetery. ~info. contributed by S. Ferrall (census) & Terry Sargent (all other)

Private Edgar A. Asmus Pvt Edgar Asmus
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Above: Edgar A. Asmus' name engraved on the Wall of Missing in the chapel of the Suresnes American cemetery -photo courtesy of the Suresnes American Cemetery

near left: Private Edgar Asmus -photo courtesy of Iowa State Historical Society

far left: from 'Soldiers of the Great War', Vol I, 1920, Memorial Addition, pg 342


Baade, George John, Giard twp., born 09/03/1892 & died 01/27/1971, buried in the Monona City cemetery. ~obituary ~gravestone

Benson, Adolph Ludwig, Highland twp., Sergeant, 352nd Infantry, 349th machine gun group; he was born 02/23/1896 & died 01/04/1959, buried in Highland Lutheran cemetery. ~obituary ~gravestone

Borcherding, Clarence J.
, Guttenberg; Pvt., Hdq Co., 34th Inf., 7th Div.; Died of disease, 1918; born on March 3, 1894 and died in 1918, buried in the Guttenburg City cemetery. When he registered for the draft in June 1917, he was working as a bartender in Prairie du Chien, WI. He was enumerated on the 1910 US census Iowa, Clayton co., Jefferson twp., Guttenburg with his parents William & Minnie, and siblings and on the Iowa State census. ~gravestone

Brockmeier, William Fred
, Colesburg, Pvt., Co. E, 129th Infantry, 33rd Division; killed in action 8/1/1918. He was born 2/25/1894 in Clayton co. Buried in Zion cemetery, Delaware co. Iowa. 'Willie F.' Brockmeier is enumerated on the 1900 U.S. census, Clayton co. Mallory twp. with his parents John H. & Margaret A. Brockmeier and his siblings. When he registered for the draft in June 1917, he was employed by his father as a farm hand in Mallory twp. ~gravestone

Bugenhagen, Edwin William, SR; Luana; U.S. Army; was a member of the Leslie H. Leas American Legion post #159; born 06/01/1896 & died 08/06/1986, buried St. John's Lutheran cemetery. ~obituary

Cahoon, Elbert Anson 'Nick', Monona; served in France during the war; born 10/23/1893 & died 01/11/1978; buried Monona City cemetery. ~obituary ~gravestone

Casten, Lorenz Henry, Grand Meadow twp., U.S. Army. He died in 1974 & is buried in the Postville cemetery. ~obituary ~gravestone

Casten, Victor John, Grand Meadow twp., U.S. Army, Co. F, 25th Engineers. He died in 1971 & is buried in the Postville cemetery. ~obituary ~gravestone

Clefisch, August John, Guttenberg; Sergeant, Gas Det., 1180 Demob. GP; served in France; died 06/01/1961; buried Oak Hill cemetery, Rock co., WI. ~obituary ~gravestone

Clemons, Harry
, [Clemens, Clemmens],
Pvt.; McGregor; Enlisted from Waterloo; Died of wounds received in action.

Harry Clemons
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Harry C. Clemens was born in November 1895 and died in October 1918 of wounds suffered at Chateau Thierry, France. His father was a brother of Andrew Clemens, the well-known sand-artist. Harry is buried in Pleasant Grove cemetery, McGregor. He was enumerated on the 1900 US census Iowa, Clayton co., Mendon twp., McGregor city with his father August Clemmens & brother Roy and on the 1910 US census Iowa, Clayton co., Mendon twp., McGregor, C Street with his father August Clemens & brother Roy.

~photo is from 'The Iowa Magazine' Vol 2 No. 6, December 1918, contributed by Steve Harken


Clemens, Roy; McGregor; Private, enlisted from Dubuque; wounded in action in France, July 19, 1918; member of a machine gun company

Corkery, Raymond L.
; Private; Elkader; entered the service from Iowa; served in U.S. Army, 23rd Infantry Regiment; KIA 11/06/1918; buried in plot A, Row 23, Grave 13, Meuse-Argonne American cemetery, Romagne, France. (source: American Battle Monuments Commission) ~brief obituary

Curran, Sylvester, Elkport; he was born 04/19/1895 & died 10/21/1966, buried St. Joseph's cemetery, Elkader. ~obituary ~gravestone

Dahl, Eldo C., St. Olaf. He died in 1967 & is buried in Lancaster cemetery, Huntington, IN. ~obituary ~gravestone

Dickman, Erwin Frederick, Garnavillo. U.S. Army, Private
Pvt. Erwin F. Dickman - photo contributed by S. Ferrall
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Erwin F. Dickman was born July 11, 1893 in Garnavillo twp. He was a single man at the time of his draft registration on Jun 5, 1917. He served with the A.E.F. Haute Alsace (France) and was discharged from the Army on June 13, 1919. After the war he married Bertha M. Willman. Erwin died December 8, 1991 and is buried in the Postville cemetery. He was enumerated on the 1900 & 1920 US census Iowa, Clayton co., Garnavillo twp., with his parents William & Anna Dickman & siblings and on the 1925 Iowa state census, Clayton co., Grand Meadow twp., with his wife Bertha. The 1925 census gives his mother's maiden name: Ruckdaschel, and states that he served in the Army during WWI

~Discharge record ~Obituary ~Gravestone

~photo of Erwin was contributed by Sharyl Ferrall from her personal files


Dittmer, James H., Lieutenant, US Navy. Born 12/18/1888 and died 10/13/1957. Buried County Corners cemetery. ~gravestone

Doerring, Arno William, U.S. Army, served in the European theatre of war. He died in 1977 & is buried in the Postville cemetery. ~obituary ~gravestone

Doerring, Orville J., Monona twp.; died in 1973, buried St. John's cemetery, Luana. ~obituary

Dunsmoor, Fred L.
, Pvt., Strawberry Point, Died of wounds, November 10, 1918

Pvt Fred L. Dunsmoor, photo contributed by Pam Craig
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Fred Leroy Dunsmoor was born in Strawberry Point on June 18, 1894. He is buried in County Corners cemetery, Cass twp.
When he registered for the draft in June 1917, he was single & working as a farm laborer in Madison twp. Buchanan co. 'Freddy' was enumerated on the 1900 US census Iowa, Clayton co., Cass twp. Strawberry Point, Vernon St. living with his father, City Marshall Fred M., his mother Louisa, and his siblings.

~Letters home
~Gravestone
~Obituary

~photo contributed by Pam Craig


Engle, Verni Henry; member of the Sheehan-Olson American Legion Post, Clermont; born 2/22/1896 in Clayton co. near Postville, died 2/28/1965, buried Gods Acre cemetery, Fayette co. ~obituary ~gravestone

Epps, Franklin H. 'Frank'
, Volga City; Pvt Co. B, 346 MG BN 91 Div. He was born Dec. 17, 1889 and drowned in the Mississippi River near Purque, MO on Oct. 28, 1930, he is buried in Sacred Heart cemetery, Volga. ~obituary ~gravestone

Ferguson, Walter A., Linton twp. Allamakee co.; U.S. Navy. He died in 1955 & is buried in the Monona City cemetery. ~obituary ~gravestone

Franck, George Martin, Monona. He died in 1969 & is buried in the Strawberry Point cemetery. ~obituary

Geraghty, Joseph 'Joe', Monona. He died 11/21/1956 & is buried in St. Patrick's cemetery, Monona. ~obituary

Geraghty, Thomas Edward, Monona. Served with the 281st Aero Squadron. He died 11/18/1965 & is buried in St. Patrick's cemetery, Monona. ~obituary

Glawe, Fred Carl, Read twp. Medic, U.S. Army. He died in 1973 & is buried in the Clayton Center cemetery. ~obituary

Gleason, Claude
, Elk twp.; Wagoneer, Supply Co., 87th Infantry; died in 1969, buried in Elk Valley cemetery. ~gravestone

Grady, Nicholas F., Monona; U.S. Army, Private, Co. D, 352nd Infantry, 88th Division. Enlisted 5/27/1918, discharged 3/31/1920. Died 2/22/1950, buried St. Patrick cemetery, Monona. ~obituary

Gulsvig, Benjamin A., Ossian. He died in 1969 & is buried in Norway cemetery, St. Olaf. ~obituary

Gunderson, Ralph O., St. Olaf. Died 1/28/1950, buried in the Postville cemetery. ~obituary ~gravestone

Hass, Fred Frank, Giard/Monona. Served in Germany during the war. He died in 1979 & is buried in the Monona City cemetery. ~obituary

Hatch, Elsie M., Red Cross Nurse, Edgewood, Died of disease.

Elsie M. Hatch
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Elsie May Hatch was born on May 6, 1890 in Redfield, South Dakota. She died in Paris, France in 1918, one of the 161 American 'Gold Star Women' who gave their lives in the Great World War. She is buried in the Honey Creek cemetery (Edgewood) Delaware co. Iowa. On her October 1918 Passport application, Elsie gave her occupation as teacher, and her place of destination, France. On Memorial Day, 1921, Elsie Hatch & nine other Iowa "Soldiers in White" were honored by the planting of 10 white birch trees on the capitol extension grounds in Des Moines. The living memorial was dedicated to the memory of the Iowa women who died while in the military service as nurses overseas. Elsie was enumerated on the 1895 Iowa State census living in Lodomillo twp. Clayton co.; the 1900 U.S. census, Honey Creek twp. town of Edgewood, Delaware co. Iowa with her parents Austin P. & Ella Hatch and her brother Floyd and on the 1905 Iowa State census living in Edgewood, Clayton co.

~Gravestone
~Obituary

~photo is from Soldiers of the Great War, Vol I, 1920, Memorial Addition, pg 315


Hinman, Harry Hobart
, Pvt., Hardin / Luana. Harry H. Hinman was born a son of Charles Albert & Lillie (Ridenour) Hinman, born March 5, 1897, at Hardin, Clayton County. He was educated in the Luana schools. Served in Co 47, 12th Btn., 163rd Depot Brigade, US Army. He died in 1964. ~discharge record ~obituary ~gravestone

Hoffman, John, McGregor. U.S. Army, 35th Division, France. Died in 1944, buried Moody cemetery. ~obituary ~gravestone

Hughes, Andrew, Strawberry Point. U.S. Army, Rainbow Division. Died in 1940.

Hulbert, Benjamin Franklin, Elkader. Active duty in France. He died in 1979 & is buried in God's Acres cemetery, Clermont, Fayette co. ~obituary ~gravestone

Hungerford, Louis Newell, Volga City. U.S. Army, Machine Gunner. Died in 1962 & is buried in Hillcrest cemetery. ~obituary ~gravestone

Hurd, Seaton Alonzo, served from Northwood, IA; U.S. Army, Saddler, 305 Artillery, 77th Division. Died in 1936 & is buried in the Luana city cemetery. ~obituary ~gravestone

Jewell, Roy H.
, Pvt., Strawberry Point, Died of disease.
Roy Harrison Jewell was born on August 16, 1888 in Seales Mound, Illinois, and died in New Jersey on October 1, 1918. He is buried in the Strawberry Point cemetery. He served in
Co. 8 ARD Infantry. When he registered for the draft in June 1917, he was single and was farming near Dundee, Iowa. Roy was enumerated on the 1905 and 1915 Iowa State census, living in Richland twp., Delaware co. Iowa, postoffice - Strawberry Point and on the 1900 and 1910 U.S. census, Iowa, Delaware co., Richland twp. living with his parents Thomas & Eliza Jewell and his siblings.

Johnson, Julius, Elgin. U.S. Army, Private, Co. M, 352nd Infantry, served 11 months with the AEF in France. He died in 1964 & is buried in the Swedish cemetery. ~obituary ~gravestone

Jones, Frank W., Corporal, Wagner twp. Clayton co. & Cresco, Howard co. IA; Killed in action

Corp Frank W. Jones
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Frank W. Jones was born in Wagner twp. on April 29, 1895. Corporal Frank W. Jones, Co E, 39th Infantry of the Fourth Division, Regular, was killed in action on August 5, 1918 in the battle on the Vesta River at or near St. Theiabault. He was buried on a farm about two miles south of St. Theiabault. Later his body was moved to a national cemetery in France; and in 1921, his body was returned to the United States for burial in the Wagner twp. cemetery.

~obituary ~gravestone & photo

~photo is from Soldiers of the Great War, Vol I, 1920, Memorial Addition, pg 325


Kalke, Hugo, Clayton Centre. U.S. Army, Private, Infantry, Headquarters Co., 19th Division. He died in 1975 & is buried in Zion Lutheran cemetery ~obituary ~gravestone

Kammerer, David, Monona. He died in 1970 & is buried in the Monona City cemetery. ~obituary ~gravestone

Kellogg, Francis E.
, Pvt., Volga, died in France while in the service of his country.
Francis Ellingwood Kellogg was born in Strawberry Point on July 3, 1895 and died in France on December 16, 1918. He was first buried in France. In 1921 his remains were returned to the U.S. and buried in the Strawberry Point cemetery.
When he registered for the draft in June 1917, he was single, occupation automobile repairman and living in Volga. Francis was enumerated on the 1900 & 1910 U.S. census, Iowa, Clayton co. Cox Creek twp. with his parents William H. & Rose Kellogg and his siblings; and on the 1905 Iowa State census living in Mederville, Clayton co.

~World War I Casualty file, contributed by Terry Sargent: Pvt. Francis E. Kellogg, Serial No. 2,139,319, Battery E, 319th Field Artillery, 82nd Division died at Evacuation Hospital #10 of bilateral lobar pneumonia on December 16, 1918. ~Gravestone ~Obituary


Kettelkamp, Enoch G., Monona. He died in 1981 & is buried in the Monona City cemetery. ~obituary ~gravestone

Kinyon, Frank
, Pvt., Turkey River, Died of disease. Frank Kinyon was born in Leadville, Colorado on June 18, 1892. He was enumerated on the 1900 U.S. census, Colorado, Teller co., Goldfield town, with his parents Ira & Anna Kinyon and his siblings. When he registered for the draft in June 1917, he was single, his home address was Turkey River and occupation farm laborer in Millville. His death by disease was reported on the war casualty lists published in November 1918. His burial place is unknown.

Klima, Joseph, Giard twp. He died 1/12/1970 & is buried in the Monona City cemetery. ~obituary

Knight, Louis Alpha, McGregor. U.S. Army, Private, Company B, 326th Infantry, served in France. He died in 1965 & is buried in Council Hill cemetery. ~obituary ~gravestone

Knudson, Elmer, St. Olaf. U.S. Navy, served on the USS Seattle. He died in 1945 & is buried in the Norway cemetery. ~obituary

Kottke, August William
, Jefferson twp., Pvt., Killed in action in France on September 30, 1918. He is buried in St. Paula cemetery, Jefferson twp. When he registered for the draft in June 1917, he was a single man, farming in Jefferson twp. August was enumerated on the 1910 U.S. census, Clayton co. Jefferson twp. living with his parents August & Anna Kottke; and on the 1915 Iowa State census, living in Jefferson twp., occupation was a mason.

Krueger, Arthur F.,
Pvt., Luana, Died of disease.
Arthur Fred Krueger was born September 7, 1889 in Clayton co. He died in France on October 9, 1918 and is buried in the Lutheran cemetery, Luana.
When he registered for the draft in June 1917, he was single, occupation musician and living in McGregor. His parents were Henry D. Krueger & Caroline Charlotte Louise Kregel. Arthur was enumerated on the 1905 Iowa State census in Luana and on the 1910 U.S. census, Clayton co. Monona twp. working as a hired farm hand.

Kurth, Elmer Louis, Wagner twp. He died in 1976 & is buried in St. Paul Lutheran cemetery, Monona. ~obituary

Lake, Alois J. 'Al', Guttenberg; U.S. Army, Corporal; member of Guttenberg American Legion; he died 2/14/1995 and is buried in Mt. Olivet cemetery. ~obituary ~gravestone

Lang, Ernie R., Marquette. He died in 1971 & is buried in Pleasant Grove cemetery. ~obituary ~gravestone

Lembke, Henry
, [Lembka, Lemka], Pvt., Elkader, Killed in action.

Henry Lembke
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Henry Lembke was born in Cox Creek twp. on August 17, 1895.
He was killed in battle in 1918 and is buried in East Side cemetery, Elkader. When he registered for the draft in June 1917, he was single, address Elkader and employed on a farm. Henry Lembka was enumerated on the 1900 & 1910 U.S. census, Clayton co., Cox Creek twp. living with his parents Louis & Bertha Lemka and siblings; and on the 1915 Iowa State census living in Cox Creek twp. working as a farm laborer.

~photo is from Soldiers of the Great War, Vol I, 1920, Memorial Addition, pg 328


Leuchtenmacher, George C.
, Pvt., post-office: Elgin, Highland twp. Clayton co., Wounded in action

George C. Leuchtenmacher
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George Christian Leuchtenmacher was born near Elgin, Iowa on July 12, 1893. When he registered for the draft in June 1917, he was single, address Lennox, S.D. and employed on a farm. He married Louise B. Spicholsky in 1921. The Social Security Death index indicates he died November 19, 1973. He is buried in East Side cemetery, Elkader. George was enumerated on the 1910 U.S. census, Clayton co., Highland twp. he is age 16 and living with his parents John & Lydia H. and siblings; and on the 1930 U.S. census, Clayton co., Highland twp. he is living with wife Louise & 2 children.

~photo is from Soldiers of the Great War, Vol I, 1920, Memorial Addition, pg 328


Leuchtenmacher, Matthew W.
, Pvt., post-office: Elgin, Highland twp. Clayton co., Died of pneumonia at Camp Pike, Arkansas on December 27, 1917.
Mathew William Leuchtenmacher was born on February 1, 1890.
When he registered for the draft in June 1917, he was single, address was Luana where he was employed as a farm laborer for Lewis McNally. He is buried in East Side cemetery, Elkader. Mathew was enumerated on the 1910 U.S. census, Clayton co., Highland twp. he is age 20 and living with his parents John & Lydia H. and siblings: John G., George C., Dora E., Roy H., Ada & Phillip B. ~Obituary

Lewin, Erwin L.
, [Lowin], Corporal, Guttenberg, Died of disease. Served in Co H, 352nd Infantry 98th Division.
Erwin Lewin was born January 26, 1895 in Ceres. When he registered for the draft in June 1917, he was single and employed on a farm in Clayton co. Erwin Lewin was enumerated on the 1905 Iowa State census in Guttenberg; and on the 1910 U.S. census, Clayton co. Jefferson twp. Guttenberg with his parents John & Hilda Lewin and siblings. He died November 8, 1918 in France and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. ~death & burial information was sent by anonymous email Nov. 2, 2011

Lindervell, Carl, Strawberry Point, Killed in action

Love, Charles Morris, McGregor. Served in the Canadian Army during the war. ~obituary

Mangels, John Henry, Died 1/12/1958 & is buried in St. Paul's Lutheran cemetery, Monona. ~obituary ~gravestone

Mathews, Glenn E.
, [Matthews, Glen] Corporal, Farmersburg, Died of disease.

Glenn E. Mathews
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Glenn E. Mathews was born in September 1897. He died September 11, 1918 and is buried in the Farmersburg-Wagner cemetery. Glen was enumerated on the 1900 & 1910 U.S. census, Clayton co., Farmersburg twp. with his parents James L. & Ina Bell Mathews and siblings; and on the 1915 Iowa State census, in Farmersburg twp. working at home for board & clothes.

~photo from Soldiers of the Great War, Vol I, 1920, Memorial Addition, pg 329

~death notice


Matusch, Charles Adam
, Pvt., Edgewood, Killed in Action. He was born in Blunt, South Dakota [source: draft registration] on August 19, 1886. He died October 23, 1918 and is buried in Oakland cemetery, Manchester, Delaware co. Iowa. Charles is enumerated on the 1910 U.S. census in Iowa, Delaware co. Honey Creek twp. living in the household of his brother William Matusch and on the 1915 Iowa State census in Edgewood, Honey Creek twp. Delaware co. He is working as a farm hand. Birth place given as Iowa.

Miller, Fred John, Elkader. Served for 9 months during the war. He died in 1961 & is buried in the Postville cemetery. ~obituary ~gravestone

Moser, Herman H.C.,
Pvt., Osterdock, Died of disease.
Herman Henry Carl Moser was born in Clayton co. August 27, 1895 [draft registration]. He served with Co B, 150th Battery A.E.F. He died in 1918 and is buried in Bethel cemetery, Mallory twp. Herman was enumerated on the 1900 U.S. census, Clayton co. Mallory twp. living with his parents Emile & Lena Moser and his siblings. Date of birth given as Aug 1895; the 1910 U.S. census, Clayton co. Mallory twp. town of Osterdock, living with his widowed mother Lena and siblings and on the 1915 Iowa State census, Osterdock; occupation farmer. ~Gravestone

Mueller, Eddie August Friederich, Pvt., Monona twp., born June 30, 1895. Pvt. Mueller served in France with Company D., 42nd Engineers. He died April 8, 1959 and is buried in St. John's Lutheran cemetery, Luana. ~obituary

Mueller, William Henry Fred 'Willie', Pvt., Clayton Center, born July 11, 1893. He served in the US Army from April 26, 1918 to June 16, 1919. He died in 1985 and is buried in God's Acres Cemetery, Clermont, Fayette co. Iowa. ~obituary ~discharge record

Nading, Clarence, Mederville.U.S. Army, Private, Co. E, 38th Infantry. He died in 1960 & is buried in the Mederville cemetery. ~obituary ~gravestone

Nading, Rubert Anton, Littleport. Rubert Nading was born April 24, 1892. He enlisted in the service of the U.S. Army in February 1918 and was in the fighting at Amiens July 21, 1918 and at Verdun Sept. 9, 1918. He suffered a severe gassing while in the service. He was honorably discharged April 11, 1919. He died Nov. 3, 1930 and is buried in the Union cemetery, Littleport. ~obituary ~gravestone

Nelson, Martin, Clermont. U.S. Army, Private, 3rd Division, fought in the Argonne Forest & served in the occupation forces. He died in 1966 & is buried in the Monona City cemetery. ~obituary ~gravestone

Nieman, Edward Henry, Guttenberg. Veteran of both WWI and WWII. He died in 1964 & is buried in the Ceres cemetery. ~obituary ~gravestone

Olson, Melvin, Gunder. US. Army, Sergeant, Motor Transport Corps. Born 4/16/1896 and died 10/13/1995, buried in the West Union cemetery, Fayette co. IA. ~obituary

Orr, Henry Topliff 'Pete', Monona. He served in the 19th or Twilight Division and was a charter member of Leslie H. Smith Post, American Legion. He died in 1976 & is buried in the Monona City cemetery. ~obituary

O'Reiley, Richard James
, [O'Rieley, O'Reily, Riley], Pvt., McGregor, Killed in Action, August 191?

Richard James O'Reiley
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Richard James O'Reiley was born November 18, 1895 in Farmersburg twp. Clayton co. He is buried in St. Mary's cemetery, McGregor. He was enumerated on the 1910 US census Iowa, Clayton co., Farmersburg twp. with his father Daniel O'Reily and siblings.

~photo is from 'The Iowa Magazine' Vol 2 No. 6, December 1918; contributed by Steve Harken


Pixler, George Frye, Grand Meadow twp., U.S. Marine Corps. He died 03/30/1962 & is buried in the Postville cemetery. ~obituary ~gravestone

Sargent, Elwin F.
, Pvt., Strawberry Point
Elwin Forey Sargent was born on September 11, 1888 at Strawberry Point, IA. He was single and employed as a farm laborer around Strawberry Point at the time of his draft registration on June 5, 1917. He was inducted into the Army at Elkader, IA on June 25, 1918 and sent to Camp Dodge, IA for training. He was assigned to Co. F of the 352nd Infantry Regt., 88th Division at Camp Dodge. He served with 352nd in France from August 16, 1918 to June 1, 1919. Combat service: Occupied trenches in the Center sector, Haute- Alsace, France from October 17 thru November 4th, 1918. Upon returning stateside he was honorably discharged from the Army on June 14, 1919 at Camp Dodge, IA. Elwin passed away at the Delaware County Memorial Hospital (Manchester, IA) on December 28, 1961 and is buried in the Strawberry Point Cemetery. ~Information contributed by Terry Sargent, son. ~Gravestone ~Obituary & memorial

Sargent, Stanley T.
, Pvt., Strawberry Point
Pvt. Stanley T. Sargent - photo courtesy of Joan Patterson
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Stanley Theodore Sargent was born on September 15, 1886 at Strawberry Point, IA. He was single and self-employed as a farmer in the Strawberry Point area at the time of his draft registration on June 5, 1917. He was inducted at Elkader, IA on 25 Feb 1918 and reported to Camp Dodge. He was initially assigned to Co. C, 313th Engineers (sapper regiment) at Camp Dodge and was later transferred to another unit: Co. B, 55th Engineers at Camp Custer, MI. He served with the 55th Engineers (standard gauge railway construction regiment) in France from June 30, 1918 to July 14, 1919. Upon returning stateside he was honorably discharged from the Army on July 21, 1919 at Camp Dodge, IA. After the war he was well known in the area as a farmer and breeder of purebred livestock. Stanley died at his home on Saturday, February 8, 1958 and is buried in the Strawberry Point Cemetery.

~more photos, service records & a letter home
~Gravestone
~Obituary

~photo & information contributed by Terry Sargent, nephew.


Schnieder, Edward J., Guttenberg. U.S. Army. He died in 1985 & is buried in St. Mary's cemetery. ~obituary ~gravestone


Schultz, Ervin, Pvt., Grand Meadow twp. Born November 22, 1892 and died October 6, 1918 at Camp Gordon, Georgia of pneumonia.


Private Ervin Schultz
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~Burial is in the Postville cemetery, Area D. His gravestone is inscribed Erwin W. Schultz - Pvt Co. F, 5th Infantry
~Obituary

~photo is from the Postville Herald, October 11, 1918 -contributed by Reid R. Johnson


Sheppard, Leigh Edwin
, Pvt 1st Class, 361st Infantry. Born Oct 3, 1909 and died on Oct. 24, 1945, from injuries received in a car accident shortly after he was discharged from the service. ~Gravestone

Sheppard, Merle R.
, Pvt 1st Class, 537th Escort Guard, Co. MP. Born Nov 13, 1903 and died Nov 2, 1945, from injuries received in a car accident shortly after he was discharged from the service. ~Gravestone

Sherbonda, Leslie L., Monona. U.S. Army, Battery A, 337th Field Artillery. He died in 1965 & is buried in the Monona City cemetery. ~obituary ~gravestone

Siegle, Walter L., National. U.S. Army. He died in 1990 & is buried in Pleasant Grove cemetery. ~obituary ~gravestone

Smith, Leslie H., Monona; U.S. Marine Corps. Killed in France. ~death notice

Snyder, Herman Dewitt, Froelich; U.S. Army; member American Legion Post of McGregor and Veterans of World War I; he was born 07/02/1891 & died 05/21/1974, buried in the Giard cemetery. ~obituary ~gravestone

Stephens, Jesse, Volga. Died 1962. ~death notice

Sudol, Frank, SR; Giard twp.; U.S. Army, served in France. He died in 1971 & is buried in St. Patrick's cemetery, Monona. ~obituary

Tangeman, Harry E.,
Pvt., McGregor, Died of disease.
Harry Elmer Tangeman was born in Garnavillo on April 23, 1891. He was a member of the US Army, Company K, 352nd Infantry. He died in France on October 7, 1918. He is buried in the Garnavillo City cemetery. When he registered for the draft in June 1917, he gave his residence as McGregor and occupation as a farmer. Harry is enumerated on the 1910 U.S. census, Clayton co. Reed twp. living with his parents Benjamin & Mary Tangeman and his siblings.

Theviot, Fred J.
, Pvt., McGregor, Killed in Action

Fred J. Theviot
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Fred John Theviot was born November 30, 1889 in McGregor. He died in 1918 and is buried in Pleasant Grove cemetery, McGregor. 'Fredie' Theviot is enumerated on the 1905 Iowa State census, McGregor. When he registered for the draft in June 1917, he was married.

~photo is from Soldiers of the Great War, Vol I, 1920, Memorial Addition, pg 337


Tinkey, Samuel Eugene, Pvt., U.S. Army, 132nd infantry, 66th Brigade; was gassed on a battlefield in France on 8/10/1918, died at Rouen, France on 8/12/1918. Initially buried in France, his remains were returned to the U.S. in 1921 and reburied in the Clayton cemetery. Son of Jake & Adeline (Wick) Tinkey.
~obituary

Tinkey, Walter Roy, Pvt., Osterdock, Died of disease.
Son of Edward & Mary M. (Harris) Tinkey, he was born December 22 1896 and died at Camp Dodge, Iowa on October 16, 1918. He is buried in the Bethel cemetery.
~gravestone

Topel, Charles L. JR,
Pvt., Monona, Died of wounds.

Pvt. Charles L. Topel, JR - Army WWI - photo contributed by Russ Topel
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Charles Topel was enumerated on the 1915 Iowa State census in Allamakee co., Linton twp., postoffice Monona.

~photo of Pvt Charles L. Topel, Jr. was contributed by Russ Topel, grand-nephew of Charles Topel.


Troester, Otto,
Pvt., Osterdock, Died of pneumonia in Warwickshire, England on October 2, 1918; initially buried in England, his remains were returned to the U.S. and reburied in the Guttenburg City cemetery in 1920. When he registered for the draft in June 1917, he was employed as a farm laborer near McGregor. Otto was enumerated on the 1900 U.S. census, Clayton co. Mallory twp. living with his parents John & Emma Troester and siblings. ~obituary ~gravestone

Ulish, Frank B., Monona. U.S. Army, served in France & Germany. He died in 1978 & is buried in Corpus Christi cemetery, Fort Dodge, IA. ~obituary

Voelz, Reinhild Carl August, Monona. U.S. Army. He died in 1984 & is buried in St. John Lutheran cemetery, Luana. ~obituary ~gravestone

Waltz, Chauncey W. 'Jack', McGregor. U.S. Army, Sergeant. He died in 1993 & is buried in Pleasant Grove cemetery. ~obituary

Waters, Bernard John, Grand Meadow twp. He died in 1994 & is buried in the Postville cemetery. ~obituary ~gravestone

Wettleson, Theodore C.,
Pvt., Gunder (Postville postoffice), Died of wounds received in action in France, August 3, 1918.

Theodore C. Wettleson
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Theodore Clarence Wettleson, born July 8, 1894, was the son of Wettle & Lena (Alsaker) Wettleson. The 1900 US census enumerates Theo., his parents & siblings in Grand Meadow twp. He is buried in Marion Lutheran cemetery, Gunder, Clayton co.

~Memorial card
~Obituary

~photo is from 'The Iowa Magazine' Vol 2 No. 6, December 1918; contributed by Steve Harken


Williams, Hewitt L.,
Corporal, Co. L., 352nd Infantry, American Expeditionary Forces, Killed in Action

Corp. Hewitt L. Williams

Hewitt Larrabee Williams was born July 9, 1890, at Grand Meadow Farm, the fifth of ten children of Frederick and Dora (Pinney) Williams.  Hewitt was elected to Alpha Zeta, honorary fraternity in his field at the Iowa State University, Ames.  He returned to Grand Meadow Township in 1912 to build a Holstein dairy herd.  World War I broke out and Hewitt answered his call in 1918.  He trained at Camp Dodge and was sent to the front with the 88th Division.  Hewitt died in action Oct. 15, 1918.  He lies in the beautiful USA Military Cemetery near Romague, France.  Dora Williams, with a group of Northeast Iowa World War I Gold Star Mothers, traveled to France to visit the grave of her son. In honor of their son, Hewitt, and all the World War I Servicemen, the Fred Williams family gave a sundial to the town of Gunder.  John Sampson of Clermont, an employee at the Williams Quarry, carved the sundial. The sundial and a flagpole were installed at the T-intersection in Gunder.  They both had to be moved in 1963 for the widening and paving of the Gunder Road.  The sundial and flagpole were then placed at the north end of Marion Cemetery. There is only on other sundial like the one in Gunder in the country.  It is at Montauk (Clermont), the home of Iowa's 12th governor, William Larrabee and Anna Larrabee, his wife.

~photo & information are from 'GUNDER AND THE SURROUNDING AREA HISTORY AND HERITAGE', a historical project of the Gunder Community Club
~contributed by Mary Durr


Wolfe, Michael,
Pvt., North Buena Vista, Died of disease.
Michael Wolfe was born July 13, 1894 in Bode, Humboldt co. Iowa. He died September 18, 1918 and is buried in St. Joseph cemetery, St. Joseph twp. Kossuth co. Iowa. When he registered for the draft in Dubuque June 1917, he was living in North Buena Vista, Clayton county and working as an automobile mechanic in Holy Cross.

Zahn, Jacob F. JR
, McGregor, Private, Company B., Ninth infantry. Sept. 17, 1897-June 13, 1934

Jacob F. Zahn, who was seriously wounded in action June 24, according to a telegram from the war department received July 19, is 20 years old and the son of Jacob Zahn, a McGregor farmer, who for three years before coming to America was in the King's Dragoons in Germany. The son enlisted in the United States regular army at Davenport two years ago and was on the Mexican border when war was declared. ~Pella Chronicle in the 'Iowa News' column, August 8, 1918 (Pella, Iowa)
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Two months ago Jacob Zahn Jr. was reported severely wounded in the casualty list. On August 26 came a letter to his father, Jacob Zahn at McGregor, saying: "Am just about well now and in a few days, am going back. I want to get back, and do things to the Huns for the things they done to me, and besides there's a boy who can never go back, for whom I have promised to do things to the Huns, so you see I have lots of work to do." On the wall of the Zahn home hangs a picture of the father taken when he was about the same age as his son now is. It shows him mounted on a white cavalry horse in the uniform of the kings dragoon of Kaiser Wilhelm. ~Postville Herald, September 13, 1918

~Discharge record

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~the photos from 'The Iowa Magazine' Vol 2 No. 6, December 1918; were scanned and contributed by Steve Harken for the Clayton co. IAGenWeb. Steve has scanned all of the photos in the Dec 1918 'The Iowa Magazine' for the IAGenWeb Special Project: The Iowa History Project

~photos from Soldiers of the Great War, Vol I, 1920, Memorial Addition were scanned by Sharyl Ferrall for Clayton co. IAGenWeb.
Note: Sue Soden has scanned all of the Iowa pages from this book for the IAGenWeb Special Project: Iowa in the Great War.

~much of the additional information was compiled by S. Ferrall, from obituaries, census records, WWI draft registration cards, gravestones & misc. other sources

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