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They Made The Supreme Sacrifice, Renville Star Farmer, 12-12-1918

Three Renville Boys Reported Killed in Action the Past Two Weeks – Six from Here Killed in The War Renville and vicinity has been harder hit thru the causalities of the war than any other town in Renville… Read More

Letter From Theodore Weltsch, Morton Enterprise, 11-8-1918

Camp Grant, Ill., Oct. 1918 Dear brother Joe, Received your letter today and was very glad to hear from you. I am over my sickness if I don’t get another one as it is awful damp out and… Read More

Draftees left for Camp Grant, Ill. leave on September 6, 1918: Listed in all the Renville County Newspapers

Bird Island: Thomas Culley, Nicholas Jacoby, Joseph Kreuzkemper, Louis J. LaFontaine, Peter M. LaFontaine, Arthur T. Ledin, Walter Leonard Melquist, William Otto Nenow, Leo J. Puls, Melvin Arthur Tollifson, Willie Winters Buffalo Lake: Leslie Antonsen; Ervan Carlson; Charles… Read More

Letter from Elvin Weflen, Renville County Journal, 9-27-1918: A Soldier’s Letter

My Dear Mother: This is the first Sunday at Camp. It is kind of quiet. We took measurements for our uniforms today, but I don’t suppose we will get them quite yet. I have not had my examination… Read More

Peter Winkler Dies at Camp Grant, Buffalo Lake News, 10-25-1918

Last Sunday Mr. Andrew Winkler received a message from Camp Grant, Ill., announcing the death of his brother, Peter J. Winkler, which occurred at 10:10 a.m. that day. His death resulted from influenza contracted at camp. Although he… Read More

Otto Stoa Obituary, Sacred Heart Journal, 10-11-1918

Otto E. Stoa born at Victor, Marshall County, N.D., October 27, 1891, was the youngest of seven children. His parents were zealous in giving him a Christian training. After his confirmation he went to college, two years at… Read More

Many Deaths From Influenza, Olivia Times, 10-10-1918

Many Deaths of Renville County People in Army Camps and Among Civilians: Four Funerals at Hector – Mother and Son at Renville Die a Few Hours Apart and are Buried Together Great anxiety is caused over the rapid… Read More

Death of Soldier Fairfax Standard October 10, 1918

Mr. and Mrs. John Semerud received a telegram from the War department at Washington, Saturday of last week announcing the death of their son, Otto. Only a few hours before they received a telegram telling of Otto’s serious… Read More

Letter From Allen Wenz, Hector Mirror, 19 Sep 1918: Allen Wenz Says Uncle Sam Feeds the Boys Well, Praises Red Cross

Camp Grant, Ill., Sept. 8, 1918 My dear father, Will take pleasure in answering your letter this morning, Sunday, as I am feeling somewhat better now from vaccination shot. My arm is somewhat swollen yet and it burns… Read More

Letter From Ed C Lammers, Fairfax Standard, 9-12-1918

August 27, 1918 Dear Uncle; Well we are ready for a trip across. We started from Camp Grant Saturday at 3:00 p.m. and arrived at Camp Mills, Long Island, Monday at 9:00 p.m. but lost quite a lot… Read More