441 North Park Drive, Morton, MN 56270 info@renvillecountyhistory.com 507.697.6147

Private Joseph Martin, Franklin Tribune 11-7-1918

Word has been received that Private Joseph Martin, who enlisted in the United States army May 29th, last, and sailed for France in August, was killed in Action on October 28th.Joseph Martin was born January 22, 1890, in… Read More

Corp. Julius Jensen Dies In France, Franklin Tribune, 11-7-1918

Went to Camp Wadsworth, S.C., July 25 and Shortly Afterwards Went Overseas Saturday afternoon, November 2, a telegram was received by Mr. and Mrs. Hans Jensen from Washington, D.C. bringing the sad news that their oldest son, Julius… Read More

LARGE DRAFT ENTRAINS TODAY: Half of Number to go to Camp Cody and Balance to Camp Forest, GA – Late Registrants Included. Olivia Times 10-24-1918

No Public Reception Will be Held on Account of the Influenza Epidemic. Bird Island: Lloyd L. Battershell, Warren J. Gallery, Carl Heinzelman, Vincent Hurley, Engvald Johnson, Frank R. Karp, Edward A. Kenning, John Neumann, Gust Olinger, Leonard Selle,… Read More

Letter From France Fairfax Standard October 3, 1918

Dear Folks:I have moved twice and stayed a couple of days in each place since I wrote the last post card.By the time this reaches you, you probably will have threshed. Tell me how you worked things and… Read More

Letter from Matt Mahlum, Franklin Tribune, 9-19-1918

Camp Lewis, Wash., Sept. 5, 1918 Friend Julius, After another week of patient waiting I again received the Tribune and it sure was a welcome as ever. I was kind of worried about it not getting to my… Read More

Letters From the Soldier Boys Franklin Tribune September 19, 1918: Leonard Johnson Writes from France

Somewhere in England, Aug, 22, 1918 Dear brother Duffey, Will drop you a few lines and let you know that I am alright and feeling fine. We arrived here at this camp last night and rested last night… Read More

Letter from Elmer Anderson, Franklin Tribune, 10-3-1918

Elmer Anderson Writes from France S. S. Ampetco, N. Y., Sept. 16, 1918 Dear Sister, Am well and hope you are the same. Well, what are you doing now days? I suppose you are real busy getting ready… Read More

Former Franklin Pastor In France, Franklin Tribune, 10-31-1918

Father Hart, Formerly Stationed at Camp Funston, Is Over There The following paragraphs taken from a story in the Kansas City Star by Otto P. Higgins, its staff correspondent, with the Missouri and Kansas troops in the Bosges… Read More