World War I Resources for Allen County, Indiana

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Resources in The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana

  1. Indiana World War I Deaths index webpage states: This database contains the names of the 1,420 Indiana soldiers listed as having lost their lives in Europe in World War I. The names of the soldiers are found in Soldiers of the Great War, volume 1, compiled by W. M. Haulsee, F. G. Howe and A. C. Doyle (Washington, DC: Soldiers Record Publishing Company, 1920). The information in this database includes the soldiers' name, rank, cause of death and city of residence. A search without a name will list 1,000 names with their residence and cause of death.
  2. African-Americans Registered for World War I Draft, Allen County, Indiana online database
  3. History of Allen County in the World War, 977.201 AL5TA, 16 volume set of books by Isabelle H. Taylor; Public Library of Fort Wayne and Allen County Publication date 1920 More Info tab has links to all volumes online at FamilySearch.org. The links below are online Archive.org.
    1. History of Allen County in the World War by Taylor, Isabelle H; Volume 3 pt 1 on Archive.org
    2. History of Allen County in the World War by Taylor, Isabelle H; Volume 4 on Archive.org
    3. History of Allen County in the World War by Taylor, Isabelle H; Volume 6 on Archive.org
    4. History of Allen County in the World War by Taylor, Isabelle H; Volume 9 pt 1 on Archive.org
    5. History of Allen County in the World War by Taylor, Isabelle H; Volume 10 on Archive.org
    6. History of Allen County in the World War by Taylor, Isabelle H; Volume 12 on Archive.org
    7. History of Allen County in the World War by Taylor, Isabelle H; Volume 13 on Archive.org
    8. History of Allen County in the World War by Taylor, Isabelle H; Volume 14 pt 1 on Archive.org
  4. July 20, 1917 World War I draft began.
  5. Indiana WW I Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918 Microfilm at The Genealogy Center
  6. World War I Draft Registration Cards at The National Archives and at Fold3.

Memorials

  1. September 26, 2013 post by the original Great Memories and History of Fort Wayne, Indiana page on Facebook:

    September 28, 1918 a wooden memorial on the northeast corner of Berry and Calhoun Streets.

  2. November 11, 1924 GE World War I Memorial Monument dedication.
  3. May 30, 2022 post by Electric Works on Facebook:

    An original memorial on the Electric Works campus is dedicated to the selfless sacrifice of those who gave their lives in defense of our country in World War I — 748 men and women from the Works went into military service during WW1. Six lost their lives.

    The memorial once sat at the SW corner of Broadway and Wall Street, before the Works expanded to the west side of Broadway. Now, the monument is located in McCulloch Park and lists employees of the Fort Wayne Works General Electric Company who served in WW1.

    This Memorial Day, we honor our nation's heroes. “We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.”

  4. is discussed on the City of Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation website.
  5. March 24, 2015 post by Daniel Baker posted his photo and a list of names on his GE's Monument to its WWI veterans on flickr (front of 4 sided monument)

    TO THE MEN OF THE FORT WAYNE WORKS GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY WHO SERVED IN THE WORLD WAR 1914-1918 THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY THEIR FELLOW EMPLOYEES, NOV. 11, 1924 ________________

    *THESE MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE

    *ADAMS, HAROLD T. *HIBBENS, WALTER L. *HILGEMAN, WILLIAM R. *MAXSON, ROY *SLENTZ, DANIEL R. *WOODS, CLEO M. 

    ROLL OF HONOR

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    ACKLEMAN, H. A. ADAMS, FRANK S. AHEARN, JOHN ALLEN, E. J. ALLEN, LLOYD H. ALTERKRUSE, WILLIAM ARCHER, LLOYD ARCHBALD, F. ARCHIBALD, OWEN ARNOLD, CLYDE C. ASHER, VIRGIL C. ASHLOCK, GEORGE W. ATWATER, E. E. AUER, CHARLES J. AUTH, EDMOND L. AXT, AUGUST J. BAADE, ERIC A. BAIR, E. A. BAKER, ELRY BANDT, EDWARD BANGERT, ROBERT J. BARBIER, ROLAND D. BARNES, HARRY BARNETT, FRANK BARROWS, IRA C. BARTELL, ROBERT R. BARTELLO, FRANCIS O. BARTELS, CARL H. BARTH, GEORGE BASHARA, GEORGE R. BAUER, GEORGE BAUER, WILLIAM E.

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    BAUERLE, HOWARD J. BAUGHMAN, CLARENCE BAUGHMAN, GAIL BAUMGARDNER, A. M. BAUMGARTNER, ERNEST BEAL, ROY B. BECKER, WALTER H. BENDER, CHARLES M. BENDER, JESSE R. BENGS, ERWIN H. BENTLEY, FRANK BENTZ, ROY H. BERGER, NOAH L. BEUCHEL, GEORGE BEUCHEL, HENRY BILTZ, CLARENCE BIRD, JAMES R. BIRKENBEUL, HENRY BLAKE, VICTOR BLEM, LESTER L. BLESSING, ROY BLOMBERG, WALTER G. BLOUGH, HARRY BOARD, WILLIAM BOCK, WILMER BOESE, ALBERT BOROFF, HERBERT R. BOULOS, NICK BOURNE, ROBERT O. BOWERS, JOHN W. BOWERSOX, JAMES J. BOYSELL, HARMON BRADLEY, DEWEY

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    BRADLEY, H. C. BRADMUELLER, ADOLPH BRADY, THOMAS J. BRAKE, LAWRENCE BRAUN, ANDREW J. BRAUN, CHARLES F. BRAUN, HERBERT C. BRAUN, OTTO H. BRAUN, ROBERT P. BREIMEIER, OTTO W. BROOKS, E. A. BROWN, ARTHUR M. BROWN, A. R. BROWN, LOUIS B. BROWN, MITCHELL Z. BROWN, WILLIAM J. BRUECKER, JOHN BRUECKNER, M. O. BRUEGGEMAN, H. W. BRUNSON, CARL L. BUCK, HERBERT A. BUCK, ARTHUR I. BUDD, H. B. BUELL, CHAUNCEY C. BURNS, JAMES BURNS, ROBERT A. BURNS, STEPHEN E. BURT, PAUL BUSCHE, ERNEST BUSHING, W. C. E BUTLER, JOHN J. CAIN, LEVERETTE L. CANNON, TIMOTHY S.

    (column 4) CARMER, VERN CARNEY, DON C. CARTEAUX, JULIUS CASHDOLLAR, LEO N. CASNER, A. C. CHANEY, HUGH E. CHRISTEN, A. CHURCH, LE ROY CLARK, HIRAM L. CLARK, JEWEL R. CLARK, M. E. CLAYTON, HARLAN H. CLIFFORD, GEORGE CODDINGTON, CARL COFFELT, CARL COLE, LOVELL B. COLVIN, HARLIND D. CONTURE, EDMUND COOK, HARLO C. COOK, JOSEPH D. COOK, WAYNE M. CORLL, RUBE D. COUGHLIN, CHARLES G. COVERSTONE, A. CRAIG, ELLSWORTH CRICKMORE, FRED CROMER, ROBERT S. CROYLE, C. L. CULLEN, L. L. CULVER, CLAYTON DAILEY, GEORGE DAILEY, L. W.

    (right side) ROLL OF HONOR

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    DALEY, NEIL DANNENFELSER, IRVIN DAUGHETY, JOHN C. DECK, THEODORE DEGITZ, CLARENCE DEHNER, JOE DELEGRANGE, C. DENNISON, HAROLD DEPEW, ELMER A. DICKE, F. W. DICKMEYER, EDWARD DIDIER, CLARENCE DIDIER, FAY DIDIER, LEO F. DIDIER, RALPH J. DIFFENDORFER, THOMAS DOEHLA, G. J. DOHREN, C. DONNELLY, G. S. DOYLE, E. P. DRIFTMEYER, H. L. DRUCE, A. F. DRUHOT, F. J. DRUHOT, R. J. DUNTEN, LESLIE M. DUNTEN, RUSSEL EALING, EARL EARL, BURWELL EBERWINE, A. C. EDSALL, CLARENCE EDSON, R. W. EDWARDS, LYNN EGGEMAN, R. C. EHINGER, N. F. EHREMFORT, WILLIAM ERMAN, E. C. EILER, C. K. ELDER, CARROL ELDER, LEO EMRICK, RALPH ENSCH, L. S. EPPLE, H. G. ERDMAN, G. W. ERICKSON, EDWARD ERICKSON, L. A. ERNE, HARLO ESTEP, DEWEY EVARD, CLARENCE EVERSOLE, A. H. FAULKNER, J. F. FAULKNER, S. M.

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    FEASER, HARRY FELL, W. J. B. FEUCHTER, FRED FIREHAMMER, P. B. FIRTH, FRANK FISHBACK, J. R. FITCH, F. W. FLAIG, FRANK FLAIG, W. H. FLEMING, WALTER FOELLINGER, F. M. FOERSTER, G. D. FOLEY, E. C. FORTNEY, GLEN FOSNAUGH, HOMER FOSTER, GEORGE FOSTER, O. F. FOULKS, C. E. FOULKS, NORMAN FOX, C. R. FOX, O. A. FRANCE, E. W. FRANK, C. B. FRAZIER, ELLIS FRETZ, E. F. FREY, R. A. FRIES, C. G. FUCHSHUBER, CHARLES GALLOGLY, C. W. GARDT, ELMER GARNER, GILFORD GASKILL, E. V. GEAKE, SAM GEHRIG, T. V. GEORGE, J. P. GERHARD, F. W. GERKE, C. H. GILBERT, CHARLES GINGHER, VERN GLANCY, CLINTON GOEGLEIN, J. GOETZ, LEO H. GOILLET, CHARLES GOLDEN, W. J. GOOLEY, HOWARD GORDEN, RAY GRABNER, CLEM GRABNER, WILLIAM GRAGE, H. F.

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    GRANGER, M. R. GRATTS, M. W. GRAUE, G. H. GRAY, R. GREEK, CLEO G. GREEN, J. C. GREIDER, J. E. GRIFFON, LLOYD GROSSMAN, HENRY GROTE, G. GRUBB, GLENN GRUBER, EARL GRUBER, ROY HAAG, HERBERT HAGEMAN, R. C. HAIFLEY, L. H. HALEY, DAN HALL, L. H. HALLEFELDT, A. W. HAMBROCK, C. F. HAMER, W. R. HAMILTON, E. D. HAMRICK, CHALMER HANAGAN, A. HANDY, FLOYD HARD, RONALD HARDY, GEORGE HARRINGTON, LOWELL HARRIS, C. C. HARRIS, C. E. HARRISON, B. H. HART, JOE HARTMAN, J. J. HATFIELD, CLARENCE HATTERY, J. S. HAUCK, CARL HAWKINS, H. H. HAWORTH, J. G. HAYES, W. A. HAZEN, W. A. HECKMAN, E. C. HEIM, W. L. HEIN, V. L. HEINE, H. F. HEINE, LESTER HEINGARTNER, MARTIN HEISER, MARSHALL HEISLER, LLOYD HEIT, W. G. HELLER, MERLAND HENDERSON, ESTA

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    HENDERSON, W. J. HENKEL, R. A. HENLINE, S. G. HENRY, CARNEY HENRY, J. E. HENSCHEN, GEORGE HERBER, F. M. HERR, CHARLES HESSINGER, GEORGE HIGGENS, O. E. HIGHLEN, C. E. HILDEBRAND, THOMAS HILLE, R. W. HILLS, CLARENCE HINDMAN, ROSS HINES, E. F. HINES, L. G. HINGA, JOHN HIRTH, R. G. HITZFIELD, OTTO HIXON, A. E. HLAVA, A. V. HOBEN, EDWARD HODELL, L. D. HOGLUND, H. G. HOLLIDAY, F. M. HOMRIGHOUSE, L. E. HOPPE, E. C. HORMAN, A. H. HORN, BERNARD HORN, OMAR HORNER, GEORGE HOUCK, J. F. HOUSER, S. HOWE, W. W. HUDSON, C. E. HUEBER, CLARENCE HUGGLES, ALFRED HUGHES, HOWARD HUGHES, J. HUGUENARD, C. A. HUNTING, H. S. HUTH, HERBERT ISLAND, LOUIS JACKSON, EVERETT JACQUAY, FRANK JAMES, J. L. JEFFERS, L. P. JENKINS, HOWARD JENSEN, ADOLPH JENSEN, WILLIAM

    (back side) ROLL OF HONOR

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    JOHNSON, C. F. JOLLY, J. J. JONES, K. K. JORDAN, CHARLES JUENGEL, THEODORE KABISCH, R. R. KALLMEYER, JOSEPH KAMMEYER, RICHARD KAPP, RALPH KEARNS, H. F. KEEGAN, K. M. KELLER, J. S. KELLY, R. J. KEMMETER, BERNARD KEMMETER, L. F. KENNEY, RAYMOND KENT, WALTER KEPLINGER, D. H. KESSLER, F. A. KIMBLE, MARTIN KINDER, CLARENCE KING, W. C. KINGSBURY, W. S. KINZY, A. E. KIRKPATRICK, C. P. KLEEMEYER, C. KLEINT, H. S. KLINE, J. H. KLINE, KEARNEY KLINGENBERGER, L. J. KLOPFENSTEIN, RUFUS KNIGHT, CLARENCE KNIGHT, H. S. KOENIG, W. F. KORTE, FLORIAN KOSTER, H. T. KRAMER, ANTHONY KREAGER, DEWEY KREIGH, E. D. KRING, V. F. KRUSE, C. E. KRUSE, W. B. KUNER, RUPERT KUTTNER, L. W. LACEY, W. H. LALLAK, JOHN LAMBOLEY, H. T. LAMONT, HARRY LANGE, HARMAN LANGENDERFER, M. J.

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    LANGSTON, C. C. LARENITIS, L. P. LARSON, CHARLES LASH, EDWIN LEE, A. W. LEIDOLF, R. A. LEVANDOWSKY, STANLEY LEWIS, A. D. LINDEMUTH, MAURICE LINEMEIER, H. H. LOCKE, C. D. LOCKER, W. W. LOPSHIRE, R. C. LOTZ, HERMAN LUEHR, HENRY LULEY, L. W. MABREY, AUSTIN MACKE, F. E. MARDO, FRANK MARKS, HAROLD MARTIN, E. H. MASON, H. T. MATHEWS, E. W. MATTSON, RUSSEL MEEHAN, THOMAS MEEKER, H. C. MELTON, E. L. MENEWISH, CARL MENEWISH, EDWARD MEO, NICK MERCHANT, D. W. MERTON, E. J. METCALF, J. L. METCALFE, HOWARD MEYER, C. H. MEYER, E. F. MEYER, E. L. MEYER, O. J. MEYNORSKI, STANLEY MIDDENDORF, G. F. MILES, F. MILLER, A. D. MILLER, CLEMENT MILLER, G. H. MILLER, GUY MILLER, H. R. MILLER, IVAN MILLER, J. E., JR. MILLER, K. MILLER, RALPH MILLER, WALTER

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    MILLER, W. A. MILLER, W. R. MILLS, D. G. MILLS, J. I. MILWARD, ERNEST MINNICH, CLARENCE MINNICH, S. C. MISCHO, VICTOR MITCHELL, BRYAN MITTEN, G. R. MOEHLENBRUCK, HENRY MOFFETT, CHARLES MOGALLE, M. L. MOLL, C. S. MOMPER, J. G. MONAHAN, A. W. MONAHAN, FRANK MONROE, F. E. MOORE, G. MORROW, WILBER MOSER, JESS MOTTER, B. MOTTER, RAYMOND MOWERY, G. H. MUCKLEY, KING MUGG, C. C. MULLINS, P. MUNSON, C. W. MYERS, D. S. MYERS, L. S. MCCARTHY, HARRY MCCARTHY, LAWRENCE MCDANIEL, K. L. MCDEVITT, LEE MCKENZIE, LINUS MCMAKEN, JOSEPH MCMULLEN, L. J. MCNEE, L. W. MCNUTT, COVIS NACE, JOHN NAGEL, FRED NAHRWOLD, G. E. NEIMEYER, WALTER NEUKAM, HENRY NEUKAM, OTTO NICHTER, CLARENCE NICHTER, H. F. NITZ, W. C. NOONAN, FORDYCE NOYES, CLEON NULL, CHARLES

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    NYBOER, L. J. NYBOER, SYLVESTER NYCUM, R. J. OBELSON, P. OBER, CLAUD OBERLIN, G. E. O'BRIEN, T. R. OCHSTEIN, ISAAC OEHMIG, EDWARD OERTEL, H. C. O'NEAL, E. D. ORMISTON, CARL ORMISTON, ROE ORR, HOWARD W. OSTROWSKI, J. S. OSWALD, G. J. PADDOCK, L. B. PAPPERT, C. L. PARISOT, ROYAL PARKER, C. U. PARKER, J. R. PARNIN, ROSS PAYNE, W. A. PAYTON, M. J. PECK, HAROLD PERSING, E. PIEPENBRINK, C. E. PIEPENBRINK, EDWARD PLACE, MERVINE PLATT, HERSCHEL PLUMMER, J. A. PLUMMER, F. A. POPE, ROY POTTER, D. E. POWELL, ALVIN PRANCE, HENRY PRESSLER, R. B. PRESSNALL, D. D. PRINE, ERNEST PUMPHREY, JOHN QUILLINAN, EDWIN RADEMACKER, RICHARD RARICK, J. E. REASONER, BERT REED, C. R. REED, HOWARD REHLING, C. P. REILLY, V. P. RHAMY, LISLE RICHET, CHESTER RIDLEY, ARTHUR

    (left side) ROLL OF HONOR

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    RIESEN, HARVEY RILEY, E. V. RINEHARDT, D. C. ROBINSON, W. B. ROCKHILL, V. S. RODENBERG, A. H. RODMAN, RICHARD ROE, H. S. ROEGER, R. C. ROESENER, H. C. ROGERS, O. R. RONDOT, GLENN ROOT, GLEN ROSENCRANCE, J. L. ROSS, FRANK K. ROTH, DAVID ROWLEY, DAVID ROY, WALTER ROYCE, H. D. RUCH, B. K. RUFNER, WILLIAM RULU, DON C. RUNYAN, G. D. RYAN, RAY M. SABO, JOHN SANGER, JOE SAUER, LOUIS SAURBAUGH, C. L. SCHAAF, F. W. SCHAEFFER, G. D. SCHIEMAN, H. L. SCHMIDT, C. W. SCHMOE, F. E. SCHNURR, EDWARD SCHOEFF, P. D. SCHREIBER, E. J. SCHUH, W. E. SCHULTZ, ADOLPH SCHULTZ, C. C. SCHUST, W. G. SCHUSTES, GERHARD SCHWARTZ, HAROLD SCHWARTZ, L. F. SCHWARZ, C. R. SELBY, GEORGE SESSFORD, C. E. SHEEHAN, CHARLES SHEETS, CLAYTON SHELLEY, DALE SHIDLER, C. D. SHIREY, ELMER

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    SHIVERS, GEORGE SHONDELL, HOWARD SHOW, FLOYD SHUMAKER, W. L. SIHLER, O. F. SILCOX, S. F. SINDERSON, LELAND SINGREY, JACKSON SIVITS, W. A. SKEER, JACK SMEADER, FLOYD SMETHERS, T. J. SMITH, CLEMENT SMITH, E. H. SMITH, GUY SMITH, H. W. SMITH, L. H. SMITH, R. P. SNYDER, TED SOLDNER, NOAH SOMERS, EARL SOMERS, HARRISON SORTIS, GEORGE SOUTHERN, W. R. SOWERS, JOHN SOWERS, W. H. SOWLE, REX SPARKS, R. A. SPEELMON, G. L. SPENCER, A. R. SPIETH, W. M. SPORE, RUSSELL SPRADLIN, K. H. SPRUNGER, CALVIN SROUFE, T. L. STACY, BENJAMIN STANGER, GLENN STANLEY, E. O. STANTON, JUDSON STAUCH, L. C. STEEL, HARVE STEPHENSON, H. M. STEUP, W. W. STEURY, P. P. STINE, DAVID STINGER, R. L. STOCKBERGER, JOHN STOCKS, E. G. STOCKS, W. W. STOUDER, J. V.

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    STREIDER, OTTO STUCKY, LEO STUTE, ARTHUR SUNDAY, W. A. SWANK, ELTON SWANTON, FRANK SWARTZ, H. J. SWEENEY, E. A. SWIFT, F. E. TEAGARDEN, WILLIAM TEGTMEYER, LAWRENCE TELLEY, H. F. THIEME, GEORGE THOMAS, C. A. THOMAS, D. W. THOMPSON, HARLEY THOMPSON, K. E. THOMPSON, R. G. THOMSON, C. P. THURBER, EVERETT TILLMAN, HERMAN TILLMAN, H. A. TILMAN, N. S. TOWNSEND, J. G. TRAFGER, W. I. TRAUTMAN, C. H. TRAUTMAN, F. C. TRAVIS, ROBERT TROSIN, F. W. TURNER, R. A. TURNER, SHEPPARD TYNDALL, MARK UECKER, WILLIAM ULMER, ARTHUR UNDERHILL, JOSEPH VACHON, J. B. VACHON, L. A. VALENTINE, C. W. VALENTINE, F. A. VALENTINE, RALPH VAN ALSTINE, ARTHUR VAN BUSKIRK, JOHN VANZANT, HERMAN VASTANO, J. VEGALUES, A. R. VENDERLY, C. G. VOGT, CARL VOLMERDING, H. F. VOLTZ, HARLAN VONDERHAAR, OTTO VORHEES, FOREST

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    WALKER, FRANK WALLACE, R. D. WALT, MIKE WALTERS, R. L. WARNER, ELMER WATSON, BARTELS WATTERSON, CLARENCE WEAVER, J. R. WEBER, B. C. WEBER, CLARENCE WEBER, FREDERICK WEBSTER, E.M. WEFEL, L. WELLS, EUGENE WELLS, KENNETH WERKMAN, GEORGE WETZLE, W. C. WHARTON, RUSSEL WHONSETLER, W. L. WIGGEN, E. WIGHT, WILLIAM WILLIAMS, F. T. WILLIAMS, RAYMOND WILLIAMS, T. W. WILLIAMS, WAYNE WILSON, D. E. WILSON, F. D. WINNER, W. W. WINTEREGG, HOMER WINTERS, C. WINTERS, WALTER WITTE, E. W. WITTWER, AMOS WOEHR, A. E. WOLF, ED. WOLLEY, J. WOLTZ, HALMON WOODWORTH, I. E. WORDEN, ROY WORKMAN, GEORGE WUNDERLICK, T. R. WYSONG, C. L. WYSS, J. L. YOCUM, V. V. ZACHARIAS, JOHN ZERBE, WILBER ZIELINSKI, ALEX ZIMMERMAN, E. C. ZOLL, EARL ZOLLINGER, ERWIN ZURCHER, FRED  

  6. 80 Years Ago This Week… posted November 12, 2008 on Around Fort Wayne blog.
  7. City honors World War I monument May 25, 2013 in The Journal Gazette newspaper. Mayor Tom Henry joined local veterans, City Councilman Tom Didier and park officials Friday in rededicating a World War I memorial moved to McCulloch Park. GE’s WWI memorial merits care Near the main entrance to one of General Electric’s buildings, behind the tall iron fence on the west side of Broadway, is a memorial installed 84 years ago.
  8. WWI memorial installed November 11, 1924 by Frank Gray in the November 20, 2012 The Journal Gazette newspaper.
  9. Fort Wayne World War I veteran will finally get grave marker His story inspired a local U.S. Army veteran to pursue getting a marker for the grave. by Kevin Kilbane published April 15, 2017 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.
  10. August 14, 2017 post by ARCH, Inc. on Facebook:

    ARCH recently completed research for a new plaque that will list all 135 names of the fallen World War I soldiers from Allen County, which will be placed in the Memorial Grove at Memorial Park. Memorial Park was designed in 1918 as a living monument to local World War One veterans, including the designer Adolph Jaenicke’s own son. Living memorials such as this park were a new concept following WWI, and was part of a collective shift in how our country honored soldiers and veterans. Central to the living memorial here in Fort Wayne was Jaenicke’s design for a Memorial Grove. Intentionally located on a large hill, a planned landscape feature, the grove was planted with trees marked with the names of each of Fort Wayne’s deceased soldiers and nurses from WWI.

    Harold T. Adams, William H. Ahrens, Spencer T. Alden,
    Horace W. Barnes, Charles Baron, Russell C. Barrett, Lansing Behrman,
    John C. Berry, Edward Bethner, Walter G. Betz, Samuel Bibo,
    Leo J. Boaeuf, Albert B. Board, Alfred B. Boerger, Clifford Boleau,
    Otto W. Boseker, Robert W. Bowser, Erhardt Bradtmueller,
    Albert Brintzenhofe, Grace G. Buell, Henry C. Buuck, Russell S. Byrd,
    Patricia L. Byron, Antino Confrancesco, Fred M. Cook, Harold A. Cox,
    Delpheus C. Crall, Edward]. Cranston, George N. Cunion,
    Robert N. Dickson, Davis A. Diffenderfer, William M. Dowling,
    Frank L. Dullaghan,James Eby, Evertt W. Ecenbarger,
    Edwin H. Echelmeier, Alfred Elion, Clarence B. English, Leon Engrom,
    Garland Farley,John C. Farrell, Walter Feusufer,JamesJ. Fisher,
    Walter F. Gabet, Robert Gabiel, Clyde R. George, William L. Gillespie,
    Joseph A. Girard, Benedict H. Goodman Jr., Charles W. Greim,
    Roy]. Gruber, Stephen A. Guinee, Henry F. Guth, William E. Harber,
    Walter L. Hibbins, William R. Hilgeman, Edward Hill,John Hollehan,
    Charles F. Hugenard,John E. Huron, Samuel M. Hurwitz,Jani Ioffcheff,
    George D.Jackson, Kurt Jaenicke, Oscar C.Junge, Leslie C. Kayser,
    Walter A. Knecht,John H. Koehn, Herbert H.A. Kramer,
    Louis George Lauer, Paul J. Lauer, Arthur D. Long, Lloyd A. Long,
    Leroy C. Mann, Roy Mason, Ralph McCormick, George E. McGill,
    Gerald F. McKinnie, Allen F. McQuoid, Manford L. Melchi,
    Fred G. Merklein, Karl Messerschmidt, Clarence D. Monte),
    Arthur P. Mooney, Ralph F. Moses, Ross K. Murchland, Lewis Newman,
    Roy Noel, William M. Ormsby.John E. Pitzen, Forest D. Platt, Elmer R.
    Pond, Grover Poor, Wilbert Pope, Forest Powers, Edward]. Prover, Donald
    Rank, Loren L. Reidinger, Howard C. Root, Norbert]. Ryan, William].
    Ryan, Lee E. Sanders, Rufus 0. Sartain, Frank]. Savoy,JosephJ. Schultz,
    John W. Shears, Charles T. Shepard, Lynn Y. Shoub, Daniel R. Slentz,
    Forest Slusher, Ivan E. Smith, George R. Somerfeldt, Arnold L. Speck,
    George A. Speck, Charles B. Spivey, Ernest H. Stahlhut, Ernest R. Thieme,
    James F. Toutloff, Arthur Trosin, Clifford C. Uetrecht, Harry M. Wagner,
    Clinton C. Walda, Ernest Warbritton, Harry Warfield, Virgil E. Weaver,
    Edward Welling, Frank]. Wilkinson,James Williams, Carl Winklemeyer,
    Russell H. Wood, Cleo M. Woods, Edward Woodworth, Edward L. Wright,
    Leroy E. Wright,John F. Wyss

  11. November 11, 2018 post by Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation on Facebook:

    Today we honor the brave men and women who serve our country, and we thank everyone who joined us at Memorial Park to unveil a new memorial to the 125 soldiers, sailors, and nurses who made the ultimate sacrifice at WWI.

    Mayor Tom Henry posted a photo November 11, 2018 on Twitter.

  12. World War I Memorial Dedication

    By Randy Harter
    Fort Wayne Reader
    2018-11-15

    November 12, 1928 World War I Memorial Dedication

    During WW I over 117,000 Americans lost their lives. Here in Indiana 135,000 Hoosiers served in the military and over 100 from Allen County gave the ultimate sacrifice. Both nationally and locally, patriotic fever ran high by the time Armistice took place on November 11, 1918, and rightfully so. A large temporary “Liberty Memorial Arch,” designed by architect Marshall Mahurin, was constructed on the sidewalk at the southwest corner of the courthouse square in September of 1918 that included the names of the local war dead. When this was later removed in 1921 it was promised to the Gold Star parents that a permanent memorial listing the deceased would later be erected.

    After the war, Lebanon, Indiana sculptor E. M. Viquesney designed a commemorative statue called “The Spirit of the American Doughboy,” an Army infantryman holding a rifle, of which over 140 copies were made and erected in public spaces throughout the United States, generally on a plinth with a plaque below the statue listing those locally lost. Later, Viquesney sculpted a second figure, a sailor called “The Spirit of the American Navy.” Only seven of these were ever made. In 1927, nine years after the end of World War I a committee formed of members of the American Legion Post No. 47, Fort Wayne City Council, and the Allen County Commissioners determined that these two statues would be the focal points gracing the long awaited war memorial. Chosen to hold the two sculptures and four bronze plaques was a design for a large triple- arched white marble structure conceived by Captain John K. Shawvan. The parks department then let a contract to the Muldoon Monument Company of Louisville, Kentucky to fabricate and erect the memorial.

    On November 12, 1928, ten years after the war’s end, a dedication was made of the completed memorial that had been placed in Memorial Park on Glasgow Avenue just north of Maumee. A mammoth parade that took 35 minutes to pass formed on Clinton Street between Wayne and Berry. It then marched to Washington Boulevard and continued east completing the route to the park. The parade included policemen on motorcycles, firemen, floats and cars full of officials, the General Electric Band, Concordia College Band, News-Sentinel Boys Band, American Legion Buglers, a drum corps, active military and veterans, Boy Scouts, families of the deceased, nurses from Methodist (Parkview), Lutheran and St. Joseph hospitals, community service and patriotic organizations, hundreds of school children and thousands of everyday citizens. Many stores closed and factories in town allowed military veterans off to participate in the parade and dedication.

    At Memorial Park an estimated 12,000 assembled for a program that in part included the unveiling of the memorial, music and singing of patriotic songs, firing of a military salute, flowers dropped from a plane flown from the municipal airport (Baer/Smith Field), and as its keynote speaker, Colonel David N. Foster. The ceremony at the park was broadcast live over radio station WOWO.

    Now, 90 years later, the WWI Memorial is in need of repair and the replacement of some pieces. The City of Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation department has recently completed an extensive accounting of the required work and is committed to having it performed as funds become available.

    (Image Courtesy 1929 Parks Department Annual Report/ACPL)

    Randy Harter is a Fort Wayne historian and co-author along with photographer Dan Baker of the newly released book “Fort Wayne Through Time”.

     

    The same photo was posted October 4, 2018 by Hofer and Davis, Inc. Land Surveyors on Facebook.

    For "Throwback Thursday" we share this picture of the dedication of the WORLD WAR MEMORIAL in Memorial Park. This is found in the TWENTY - FIFTH ANNUAL Report of Board of Park Commissioners in 1929. F.M. Randall was the Civil City Engineer in 1929, A.K. Hofer would become Department Engineer in 1930.

War work of the Fort Wayne chapter of the American Red Cross by Taylor, Isabella Houghton, Mrs Publication date 1919

Spies Among Us: World War I and The American Protective League by Michael Inman, Curator, Rare Book Division, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building published October 14, 2014 on New York Public Library blog. See U.S., American Protective League Members Record Cards and Registers of Members, 1917-1919 at Ancestry.com.

This Day in History, November 11, 1918: World War I EndsNovember 10, 2014 American Battle Monuments Commission on YouTube.

On November 11, 1918 an armistice was signed between the Germans and the Allies, ending World War I.

More than 100,000 Americans lost their lives during this war, and more than 30,000 of them are buried or memorialized within our eight overseas World War I cemeteries. Copied from November 11, 2015 post by the American Battle Monuments Commission on Facebook.

An American filmed the German army in WWI — until they became the enemy 4 minuted video in newspaper article by Michael E. Ruane published February 7, 2017 on the Washington Post.

March 30,1918 Allen County's Roll of Honor lists world war deaths, since November 1917 through March 1918, and locations in The News-Sentinel newspaper.

May 27, 1918 The Fort Wayne News and Sentinel lists 91 draftees from rural areas on the original Great Memories and History of Fort Wayne, Indiana page on Facebook.

February 15, 1919 - Private Frank B. Roth letter to parents in the Fort Wayne News and Sentinel posted Feburary 12, 2014 onthe original Great Memories and History of Fort Wayne, Indiana page on Facebook.

Febraury 15, 1919 - Rober Bowser letter he lives to parents in the Fort Wayne News and Sentinel post Febraury 12, 2014 onthe original Great Memories and History of Fort Wayne, Indiana page on Facebook.

Gold star honor roll. A record of Indiana men and women who died in the service of the United States and the allied nations in the world war. 1914-1918 by Indiana Historical Commission. cn; Oliver, John Williams, ed Publication date 1921, on Archive.org. Allen County Gold Stars start on page 18.

History of Allen County in the World War (I) 1920

Vol. 2- "copied [by hand by the Public Library of Fort Wayne and Allen County] from the original volumes which were borrowed from the Indiana State Library." Service records: v. 2. A -- v. 3. B -- v. 4. C -- v. 5. D -- v. 6. E-F -- v. 7. G -- v. 8. H -- v. 9. I-K -- v. 10. L -- v. 11. M -- v. 12. N-P -- v. 13. Q-R -- v. 14. S -- v. 15. T-V -- v. 16. W-Z

"The first volume is a detailed account of the various war time activities and services carried on locally [includes pamphlets and photos] ... the other nine [i.e., 15] volumes are devoted to the service records of the 3500 soldiers, sailors and marines from Allen County."

History of Allen County in the World War (Volume 3, pt.1) - by Taylor, Isabelle H; Public Library of Fort Wayne and Allen County Publication date 1920

History of Allen County in the World War (Volume 4) - by Taylor, Isabelle H; Public Library of Fort Wayne and Allen County Publication date 1920

History of Allen County in the World War (Volume 6) - by Taylor, Isabelle H; Public Library of Fort Wayne and Allen County Publication date 1920

History of Allen County in the World War (Volume 9, pt.1) - by Taylor, Isabelle H; Public Library of Fort Wayne and Allen County Publication date 1920

History of Allen County in the World War (Volume 10) - by Taylor, Isabelle H; Public Library of Fort Wayne and Allen County Publication date 1920

History of Allen County in the World War (Volume 12) - by Taylor, Isabelle H; Public Library of Fort Wayne and Allen County Publication date 1920

History of Allen County in the World War (Volume 13) - by Taylor, Isabelle H; Public Library of Fort Wayne and Allen County Publication date 1920

History of Allen County in the World War (Volume 14, pt.1) - by Taylor, Isabelle H; Public Library of Fort Wayne and Allen County Publication date 1920

On April 6, 2017 Indiana Historical Bureauon Facebook posted a 24 minutes video World War I, 1917-1918 a YouTubeposted April 4, 2017 by the Indiana State Library.

Soldiers Of The Great War, Volume 1 with Indiana soldiers starting on page 289 by Doyle, A. C. (Alfred Cyril), 1893-; Haulsee, W. M. (William Mitchell), 1889-; Howe, F. G. (Frank George), 1890-; Soldiers Record Publishing Associationi Publication date 1920, on Archive.org. See also Soldiers Of The Great War, Volume 2 and Soldiers Of The Great War, Volume 3

War work of the Fort Wayne chapter of the American Red Cross by Taylor, Isabella Houghton, Mrs, Publication date 1919, on Archive.org.
Lots of names about half-way thru the book.

Bangert: Indiana's amazing WWI honor roll by Dave Bangert published May 22, 2015 on JConline. A publication that provides biographical sketches about Hoosier service men and women who died in World War I. discussed May 26, 2015 by Indiana Historical Bureau on Facebook.

National Council of Defense created records registering women over age 16 and children in 1917-1918. Allen County has only a couple paragraphs on page 44 of Report of the Woman's Section of the Indiana State Council of Defense: From October, 1917 to April, 1919 by Indiana State Council of Defense. Sue Caldwell wrote an article The 1918 National Council of Defense War Registration of Women in Jasper County in the September 2013 issue of Indiana Genealogist. Harold Henderson wrote about in The treasure of Jasper County -- 1918 women's registration April 17, 2013 in his Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog. The National Archives has Records of the Council of National Defense [CND] on their site.

Photos published April 6, 2017 by Indiana Bicentennial Commission on Facebook on Facebook.

Indiana State Library posted February 25, 2017 on Facebook All World War I photos from the Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection are now available in the Indiana State Library Digital Collection here: http:// digitalcollections.library. in.gov/

Other Sources of Information

November 20, 2018 post by the Indiana Archives and Records Administration on Facebook:

This week, we'll be posting Thanksgiving-related items from our collection.

This WWI poster urged Americans to "be thankful that we have enough to share with those who fight for freedom."

  1. The Average American Today and on the Eve of World War I by Jeff Nilsson published April 6, 2017 by The Saturday Evening Post.
  2. Library of Congress World War I and World War I: Online Offerings by John Sayers published February 15, 2017 on The Library of Congress blog.
  3. Online Collections Database at The National World War I Museum and Memorial.
  4. Significance of poppies remembering veterans - In Flanders Fields By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army
  5. Using WWI Military Service Cards to Trace Female Ancestors published December 3, 2018 on the Fountaindale Public Library District's Genealogy Blog.
  6. World War I films over 150 YouTubes from the The National Archives.
  7. World War I and Hoosiers: their diaries and letters posted October 16, 2021 on the Archives of Hoosier History Live podcast on Saturdays, noon to 1 p.m. ET on WICR 88.7 FMintroduction states: The soldier who fired the first American shot during World War I was a Hoosier. Because initial reports from France did not include the soldier’s name, they only indicated that he was from South Bend. A media frenzy ensued in October 1917 to determine his identity, with widespread misinformation that was repeated for years. Also in 1917, a nurse who had been born on a farm near Elkhart signed up with the American Red Cross to treat wounded soldiers at a military hospital in France. She became accustomed to nursing soldiers who had been injured by gas, a new form of warfare in World War 1. About 60 percent of the hospital’s patients suffered from gas-related injuries; in many cases, their lungs and respiratory systems were barely functioning.
  8. WW I Materials About this collection When the United States declared war on Germany in April, 1917, the majority of Hoosiers supported fighting as allies with England and France. Indiana supplied soldiers and war materials on a large scale, and citizens showed their unity with the support of Liberty Bond Campaigns and local aid groups. At We Do History online digital collection by the Indiana Historical Society.

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