World War I in Carroll County, Iowa was
a time of growth and general prosperity on the home front, yet
extreme hardship on the battlefields of Europe. For the citizens
of Carroll County, this war, "The War to End All Wars," had
Pages in the
World War I Artifacts project have been
created and donated by Ralph Leonard III. If you
have information to contribute to this project, please
Submitted scans must be of people or items
during World War I, and taken around 1920 or before.
has been contributed to this site by Joyce Schumacher Heide.
This is a letter from Private
Fred W. Mohler dated January 11, 1918
Jefferson Barracks, MO. Postmarked St. Louis, MO Jan 12, 1918
to Mrs. J. B. Mohler
Well my pal and I were on shipment yesterday and today and got
called off so
will be here for a week more anyway and maybe longer. The
three of us he would do his best to get us on the next shipment
but that it
will not be called before the middle of next week. We have sure
a blizzard today snow wind and about five below zero. Four of
us are taking
the first shift for tonight it sure gets cold in these shacks.
are about one hundred foot long; twenty foot wide and ceiling
about ten foot
high and they have three little heating stoves in them. We each
for two hours. Well if you want to write any thing to me do it
and I may get it before I am called again for shipment. You
will get this
about Monday and if you write then I will get it about Weds or
Thursday so I
will look for a letter about then. Yours as ever, Add. Fred. W.
Jefferson Barracks 15th Co. Missouri. P.S. Telephone a J.
Salmen and tell
him to write to that address right away Monday.
His sister Grace wrote a
letter to Private Fred W. Mohler, Co. D, 24th
Engineers, Amer. Exp. Force in New York on May 19, 1919
Died of a coronary thrombosis October 6, 1928. B 2-123 Carroll
Carroll, IA. Buried at Carroll Cemetery.