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Letter from Claire Brooks, Renville Star Farmer, 11-14-1918

Somewhere in France, Sept. 25th, 1918 Dear Friends: Well just having received a batch of mail it makes me feel so darned glad that I am over here that I would not trade my place for anything. And… Read More

Corporal Maurice Jones Dies at Camp Cody, N. Mex., Morton Enterprise 11-1-1918

Corporal Maurice Jones, a former member of Co. L. of Redwood Falls, died Thursday morning, October 24, at Camp Cody, New Mexico.Corporal Jones was born Mar. 8, 1892, and at the time of his death was 26 years… Read More

4000 Y Men Needed at Once in France, Renville County Journal, 11-15-1918

Secretaries Will Be Required More Than Ever When Fighting Ceases With our brothers and sons overseas simply begging for more Y.M.C.A. secretaries that the service of the “Y” may be extended into out-of-the-way places, and with the earnest… 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

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

Four Sons in Army, Father in Civil War, Buffalo Lake News, 11-8-1918

It may be of interest to the readers of your paper to learn of the whereabouts of my sons. When war was declared in Europe I could scarcely believe it and dreaded such a war, for having gone… Read More

Letter From Ernest Wallner, Buffalo Lake News, 11-8-1918

The following letter was received by Virgil Wallner from his cousin, Ernest Wallner, now in France. France, Sept. 15th, 1918 Dear Cousin: Your most welcome letter came to me yesterday, together with one from cousin, Lillian, and I… 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

Letter from Ernest Hagquist, Hector Mirror, 11-7-1918

Letter from “Chic”: France a Beautiful Place But Wants Christmas Dinner at Home–Is Learning French Somewhere in France, Sept 25, 1918 Dear Folks, I think by today you will have received the card telling of my safe arrival,… 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