Another sad message reached this community last Sunday when Joseph Buehler received a telegram from the War department announcing the death of his son, Charles.
The message stated that Charles had been killed in action in France, between the dates of September 26 and 30. He was engaged in the field artillery.
This brave soldier, who gave his all for his country, was one of the first to be taken from civilian life. At the time he was employed with his brother Joseph at Detroit, Michigan. After a period of training in camp he went to France, arriving there March 6. The frequent letters which he wrote home were always of a cheerful nature, indicating that he had no fear for his own safety, and that he was willing and proud to be one of the participants in so worthy a struggle.
Besides the father and mother who mourn the loss of a most worthy son, there are three brothers: Joseph, Detroit, Mich., and Albert and Frank, both of whom are at home.
Editor’s Note: Charles Buehler is buried in France. The Fairfax Legion post is named for him and two others, Clarence Buehler and William Bruggeman.
Calmer Carlson dies from influenza pneumonia in France.
Mrs. Carlson of Bandon township, mother of Calmer Carlson received the sad news from the War Department Friday of last week of the death of her son.
According to the telegram the death occurred October 9, caused by influenza pneumonia. He was 27 years, six months, 26 days of age at the time of death.
Calmer left for Camp Wadsworth, Spartansburg, S.C., July 25, last and later was transferred to France, arriving there about September 6. His family believe that he was sick all the time after arriving in France as no word was heard from him after his arrival there. While at Camp Wadsworth he wrote frequently.
He was preceded in death by his father and two sisters, namely Sina Mathilda, and Marie. He is survived by a sorrowing mother, five sisters and three brothers. The sisters are: Olga, at home; Mrs. Ludvig Dahlquist, Mrs. Axel Dahlquist, Mrs. Mathew Weikle, all of Bandon; Mrs. Meiner Mork, Palmyra. The brothers are Carl and Martin, both of whom are at home and Hakkon, of Minneapolis. Calmer was one of the estimable young men of the community, and because of his kindness, honesty of purpose and manliness he held the deep respect of a large number of friends.