Pvt. Christopher W. Voelckers


Voelkers Funeral Largely Attended


Private Chris Voelkers

[Iowa City Daily Press]

The funeral of Private Chris Voelkers was largely attended at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran church yesterday. The military escort from the university training detachment gave additional impressiveness to the service. Rev. Herman Brueckner preached a sympathetic sermon over the body of the young hero who died at Camp Merritt in the discharge of his duty. While not able to serve his country on the soil of France his life was spent just as truly for the patriotic cause as though he had met his death in the trenches, and the honors paid him are as truly deserved as if he had been fortunate enough to serve on the firing line.

~Iowa City Citizen, October 1, 1918

Voelckers, Private Christian W. Died Camp Merritt, New Jersey, Sept 26, 1918. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Voelckers, Iowa City.


-transcribed and Submitted by Sharyl Ferrall for Iowa in the Great War
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