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Letter From Ed Wallner, Renville Star Farmer, 11-7-1918

Somewhere in England, October 11, 1918 Mr. W. A. Reid, Renville, Minn. Dear Friend Reid: It makes me blush with shame to think I did not write to you before this time. Being awful busy in military life,… 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 Winston R. George from France, Renville Star Farmer, 10-24-1918

With American Expeditionary Forces, France, September 22, 1918 Dear Sir: Am getting your paper now and thanks very much. I am not back for a short rest but expect to be back at it soon. The “Hun” has… Read More

Former Renville Boy Killed Aug. 17, Renville Star Farmer, 9-19-1918

Sgt. Mattson Accidently Killed While on Duty With Marines in France – Graduated From High School Here. Although one may expect casualties from the front in France, it was with a feeling of sadness that on Friday we… 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

Havoc of War Vividly Described by One of the Boys in France

Interesting Account of the recent fighting and destruction of Country. With the A.E.F. France, July 24, 1918Dear Friends:Having a little spare time thot I would devote a few minutes to letting the folks know I am over here… Read More

Thrilling Account of Aeroplane Trip, Renville Star Farmer, 9-26-1918: Renville Boy Now Located in Southern Camp Describes The Sensation of Sailing Above the Clouds

Montgomery, Ala., Sept. 9, ‘18 Dear Mother: Well, were you able to read my last letter? Am afraid it was put together kind of punk. Sunday my chum (Pri. White) and I went to Union Springs. We went… Read More

Letter from Dick Bakker, Renville Star Farmer, 10-10-1918

Somewhere in France, Sept 8 Dear folks at home: How is everybody over there? O.K. here. We don’t have to drill today, so we have a little rest. Drilling is very hard after such a long lay-off, but… Read More

Howard McBroom Funeral, Renville Star Farmer, 10-17-1918

The remains of Howard McBroom arrived from Camp Hancock, Ga., Friday night. They were accompanied by Sgt. H. Hawlek of Cincinnati, from the camp. The funeral was held Saturday forenoon and the interment was in Fairview cemetery near… Read More

Death Takes Toll From Renville Co. Soldiers in Camp, Buffalo Lake News, 10-11-1918

Several deaths in camp of Renville county soldiers occurred during the week and a number of others are reported ill. Allyn Wenz from near Hector died in Camp Grant the first of this week from influenza. He was… Read More