TWO MORE CALLED
YOUTHFUL SOLDIERS SUCCUMB TO INFLUENZA
ONLY A FEW WEEKS IN SERVICE
Lawrence Casper, son of John Casper, of Lincoln Township, Dies at
Training School, at Ames (disparity noted in father's name in headline
and in article...)
Lawrence Casper is another Plymouth county youth who has laid down his
life while in the service of his country. He fell a victim of influenza
while in training camp at Ames, dying on Sunday. His father, Peter
Casper, of Hinton, and his brothers and sisters were notified of his
sickness and went to Ames and were with him during his last illness.
Lawrence Casper was inducted into service for special training on July
14, and went to enter a training camp at Ames. He was born on his
father's farm in Lincoln township and attended school there and worked
on the farm. He is mourned by his father and two sisters who are Mrs.
Ella Blankenberg, Mrs. Carl Muecke, and two brothers, George and
Lawrence Casper was a popular young man in the community where he was
reared and lived. He was twenty-one years of age. The funeral will be
held on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock from the
house in Lincoln township and the interment made in the Lincoln
township Lutheran cemetery.
-source: LeMars Sentinel Newspaper, LeMars,
Plymouth Co., Iowa; 22 October