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Peter Winkler Dies at Camp Grant, Buffalo Lake News, 10-25-1918

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Peter J. Winkler
July 4, 1886 – October 25, 1918
Died at Camp of Spanish Influenza

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 was reported critically ill a week ago, the report of his death was a shock to his friends here. His home was formerly near Cologne, and he was about 29 years of age. For the past few years he had been associated with his brother, Andrew in business here. He left for Camp Grant early last month with several other limited service men from this county. Besides his brother here, he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Winkler, Sr. from near Cologne, and two other brothers, Joe and George, and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Paschken and Mrs. R. William of Waconia. The remains were sent to Cologne this week for burial.