Body of Soldier Who Died in Camp Can Not Be Found
Special to the Gazette, Iowa City, Nov 28 - Death has claimed another
Johnson county soldier boy, but where his lifeless body lies is
unknown. John Weno, Jr., son of John Weno, Sr., a prominent farmer of
Penn township, died somewhere in camp on Oct. 25. Private Weno went
south in August. Having failed to receive word from him during recent
weeks his parents set on foot an investigation and they have learned
from the war department that he died Oct. 25, but they have been unable
thus far to ascertain what caused his death, or where it occurred. He
was 29. His parents and a sister and a brother survives.
~Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette, November 28, 1918
A 'gold star' list of Johnson co. soldiers gives the following:
Weno, Private John R., Jr. Died France, Oct 25, 1918. Parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J.H. Weno.