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Letter from Lawrence Schafer, Olivia Times, 12-26-1918

Somewhere in France November 23, 1918 Dear Folks at home: Just a line to tell you the war is over which you undoubtly already know, and I was in the last big battle with the famous 5th Division… Read More

Letter from Ben Leonard, Olivia Times, 12-26-1918

The following letter was received last week by Sol Bergstrom from Ben Leonard: France, November 17, 1918 Dear Sol: Sunday and have been thinking of you for some days so going to pen you a few lines at… Read More

Letter from James Stadther, Olivia Times, 12-26-1918

Paris, November 19, 1918 My Dear Sister: How is everybody getting along at home? Fine, I hope I am still here in the hospital and am getting along fine, the wound on my left should is all healed… Read More

Letter from Louis Klemenhagen, Olivia Times, 11-14-1918

Camp Cody, New Mexico, November 3rd, 1918 We left Olivia at 5:30, Oct 25th at Glencoe we had picked up another bunch of boys so that made four bunches, the others being from Montevideo, Granite Falls and Olivia…. Read More

Tullie Thompson Returns Home, Olivia Times, 11-28-1918

Tullie (Theodore Oscar) Thompson, a former Olivia boy, has recently returned from France, where he spent several months in the front line trenches, and is at present visiting his relatives in Minneapolis. He enlisted in Minneapolis and for… Read More

Letter from Joseph Malacek, Olivia Times, 11-28-1918

Last Letter By Soldier Joseph Malacek (Malecek) Writes Home While in Hospital Shortly Before Death Calls Him New Mexico, Oct. 30, 1918 Dearest Mary: How are you all getting along? Well, we are on the place now. We… Read More

Bond Slackers Are Penalized, Olivia Times, 11-18-1918

Henry Bleick and Joseph Graml of Cairo Arrested on Bench Warrants Flag Kissin Exercise Here — Both Pay Fines and Subscribe for Liberty Bonds and to Red Cross Henry Bleick and Joseph Graml, Liberty Bond slackers of Fairfax,… 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 Warren H. Peterson Olivia Times 10-17-1918

August 11, 1918Dear Mother:I guess you have been wondering why I don’t write but here is the whole thing in a nut shell-I am in a position now so I can’t. I wish I could write all about… Read More

Letter from Ralph Ryan Olivia Times 10-17-1918

The following letter from a Renville county boy, who enlisted from Fairfax in May 1917, and who has been on the firing line for the past five months, will be of interests to the Times readers:J.R. Landy, Olivia,… Read More