Charles Schnepf


LeMars Sentinel

LeMars, Plymouth County
Friday, January 31, 1919

Plymouth County Volunteer Succumbs to Pneumonia

Charles Schnepf, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Magnus Schnepf, of Remsen, died in a hospital at Corpus Christi, Texas, on Thursday night, January 23, of pneumonia. His parents were notified of his death on Friday and the news came as a severe shock as they had not known that he was even ill. The young man was in the service having enlisted in August, 1917.

Charles Schnepf was born on a farm near Remsen on May 22, 1896, and lived in that vicinity all his life until he went into the service. His death is mourned by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Magnus Schnepf, and his brothers and sisters, who are Mrs. Elizabeth Kunkel, of Adrian, Minn.; Marie and Carrie at home; William, Winifred and Joseph, living on farms in Fredonia township; and George, who is with the Army in France.

Charles Schnepf was a fine young man with many friends who regret his early death.

The remains were shipped from Corpus Christie to Remsen and the funeral was held at St. Mary's church in that city on Thursday. The young soldier was accorded military honors.


-transcribed and Submitted by Linda Ziemann
Iowa GenWeb County Coordinator, Plymouth, Monona, Sioux counties
Iowa Old Press IAGenWeb Special Project Co-coordinator