Pvt. Benjamin Kaufman


Pvt. Benjamin Kaufman, October 1921

The remains of Private Benjamin Kaufman, brother of Mrs. John Vance of Westport, who was killed while in the service in France, arrived in Storm Lake last Saturday morning. A military funeral sercie was held at the Methodist Episcopal church Sunday afternoon at two thirty in charge of American Legion Post and was attended by an immense crowd of relatives and friends, who came to pay their tribute to him who had given his all for his country.

Benjamin Kaufman was born May 30, 1893, and was killed in action in France, November 7, 1918. Almost his entire life was spent in Buena Vista county, his parents residing in Lincoln township for a number of years. He received his education in the schools there and grew to young manhood in the community. He was a young man of good character and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. During the war he enlisted in the service in July 24, 1918, and entrained at Camp Dodge and Camp Gordon. From Camp Gordon he went to Camp Meritt and sailed overseas in September. Shortly after his arrival in France he was sent to the front, and was killed in action November 7. He was buried in American Area Cemetery, commune of revelle Meuse, France. As it was the wish of his father that the remains be returned for burial, they arrived last Saturday morning. He leaves to mourn his loss his father, Wm. Kaufman of Storm Lake, two brothers, Roy of Storm Lake and Earl of Lake Park, and two sisters Mr s. John Vance of Lake Park and Mrs. Lynn Shenefelt of Idaho, the latter being unable to be present.

~Milford Mail (Dickinson county) October 6, 1921


-transcribed and Submitted by Sharyl Ferrall
Iowa GenWeb County Coordinator, Allamakee, Clayton, Winnebago counties
Iowa Old Press IAGenWeb Special Project Co-coordinator