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Act of Kindness, Bird Island Union, 11-14-1918

The attached letter was received on Nov. 8th by Mr. Andrew Weber. Corporal Weber had just recovered from an attack of Spanish influenza at Camp Funston, when he notified his parents that he will soon be on his… Read More

Funeral of Lieut F L Hammerstrand, Renville County Journal, 11-8-1918

The funeral services of Lieut. Frank L. Hammerstrand were held Thursday afternoon, Oct. 24 at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew G. Hammerstrand, on South Washington Street. A quartette composed of Misses Edna Larson and… Read More

A Letter from Mrs. Melville Cummings, Hector Mirror, 11-7-1918

A letter from Mrs. Melville Cummings of St. Paul contains the following news which will be of interest to many Hector people: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cummings and baby have returned to St. Paul and are living at… 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

From Camp Hancock: Letter from M.J. Jacobs Bird Island Union 10-31-1918

The following letter from Corp. M.J. Jacobs, Group 2, 13 Co. M.T.D. Camp Hancock, Ga., was received too late for last week’s publication. We gladly publish the letter this week. Bird Island Union:Dear Friends:Well I am nearly three… 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

Two Soldiers Die in Camp, Olivia Times, 10-17-1918

Frank C. Spevacek and Wm. Tolzman Succomb to Influenza While in Service: Left Olivia as Companions, Remains Shipped to Olivia and Danube For Burial in Home Cemetery The remains of two soldier boys, Frank C. Spevacek and Wm…. Read More

Two More Renville Boys Give Up Their Lives In The Nation’s Service, Renville Star Farmer, 10-10-1918

Howard McBroom Passed Away at Camp Hancock, Ga. of pneumonia.  Dirk Tipkema Died at Ft. Sheridan of Spanish Influenza It has seldom fallen to our lot to chronicle two deaths from natural causes in the same family 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

Letter from Reuben Fairfax Standard October 10, 1918

Camp Humphrey, Va., Sept. 22, 1918Dear Folks,I have plenty of time this evening to write a few letters. there have been so many sick in ur company and other companies that it makes double the work for the… Read More