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Sixty Nine Men in Next Call Olivia Times May 25, 1918

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Sixty Nine Men in Next Call: Large Contingent to Leave Olivia on Wednesday Morning, May 29th.

Editors Note: If there is a * after the man’s name his is pictured in the 1920 book Renville County in World War I published by the Olivia Times. If there is a # symbol by his name he is not listed in the book. If the name is in bold there are artifacts in the Museum on display from him. The names could be mispelled, they are copied directly out of the newspaper.

A large contingent of drafted men from Renville County will leave Olivia next Wednesday morning, May 29th, to enter the army service. A reception will be given for the men and their relatives at the armory on Tuesday evening. A program is being arranged for the occasion which includes an address by the Hon. J.L. O’Connor of Milwaukee, Mr. O’Connor is a cousin of the O’Connor Bros., at Renville and was formerly Attorney General of Wisconsin. The drafted men who go in this call number 69 and are as follows:

Olivia – James E. Hosek*, Herman Dahlman*, Joseph Frappler, Anton Hemza, David F. Kingstrom, Peter Hillenbrandt, Joseph Feiman, Edward Snicker, Carl J. Anderson

Fairfax – Guy Samingson, Emil Julius, Albert Veigel, Henry T. Scherve, Henry H. Ahle, Ewald Schmechel

Danube – Henry G. Seehausen, Fred Rauschke, Alvin H. Schroeder

Franklin – Ludwig Johnson, Maurice E. Lund, Wiena Methola, Herman R. Erickson, Joe Martin, Julius Powers, Nels M. Mahlum

Renville – Willis McBroom, Wm. J. Hoffman, John C. Peterson, Louis Dvorak, Hans Schmechel, Dick Bakker (buy the book The Journey: An American Soldier in WWI by D. Kent Decker on our website) , Edwin Geisler, Fred W. Graboy, Wm. Jacobs, Arthur J. Brettin

Hector – Arthur B. Van Cleek, Arthur A. Beke, Geo. J. Johnson, Walter Buboltz, Adolph Frederickson

Bird Island – Paul Weis, Otto J. Meyer

Buffalo Lake – Charley Preusse, Emil S. Beck, Walter J. Meier, Ralph Sheppard, Peter Winkler, Jesse E. Riebe

Sacred Heart – Hans Odegaard, Knujt Hegna, Emil Gunderson, Joe L. Gatzemeier, Thor Hanson, Ole P. Enestvedt

Morton – Frank E. Kugelin, Frank Zibelle, James J. Rouney

St. Paul – Andrew A Schafer, Christian E. Backley

Miscellaneious – Arnold T. Moller, Chicago, IL; Chas. J. Philips, Inez, Minn.; Amund M. Anderson, Brownton, Minn.; Clyde Hintz, Hutchinson, Minn.; Vicktor W. Baver, Minneapolis, Minn.; John V. Davitt, Green Isle, Minn.; Chas V. Lyon, Cincinnati, Ohio; John Lindberg, Maynard, Minn., Mernard J. Korkemeier, St. Peter, Minn.; Joseph Schewiss, Boulder, Col.

In reserve – (may be called) Harry A. Person, John M. Dahl, Herby L. Johnson

Draft Boys Leaving Olivia on May 29, 1918