Walter Van Brunt, Duluth and St. Louis County: Their Story and People, Vol. II (Chicago and New York: The American Historical Society, 1921), p.630-631, p.631-633, p.633-635, p.635-637, p.637-639, p.639-640, p.640-642, p.642-644, p.644-646, p.646-648, p.649-652, p.652-654, p.654-656, p.656-658
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The Honor List of St. Louis County
Glenn J. Ball, who was killed in action on September 5, 1918, on the French front, was a machinist in the employ of the South Shore Railway Company, at Duluth, prior to entering upon military service. He was enlisted in June, 1917, at Marquette, Michigan, of which state he was a native, having been born October 20, 1899, at Peck, Michigan, son of Edward and Abbie Ball. After enlistment, in the grade of private, he was assigned to Company G, 128th Infantry, of Thirty-second Division, and sent to Camp Arthur, Texas, where for five or six months he remained. On February 8, 1918, he embarked, at Hoboken, New Jersey, and thus reached France before the great German offensive of 1918 had begun. His father now lives in St. Louis County, Rural Route No. 3, Duluth.
Alexius Rinhild Bang, who died of pneumonia, at Camp Cody, New Mexico, November 3, 1918, was formerly a resident in Culver Township. He was born on February 28, 1897, at Fielboberg, Vilhelminy Wisterbotten, Sweden, the son of E. F. Bang, now of Culver, St. Louis County. Young Bang was called to duty on October 21, 1918, and left then for Camp Cody, New Mexico. He was never destined to be assigned to a military unit, being stricken with influenza almost upon arrival at Camp Cody. Pneumonia developed and he died on November 3rd.
Chris. W. Baumgarten was of Duluth, where his mother, Mrs. Augustine Baumgarten lives.
Norman K. Bawks was a resident of Stevenson, Minnesota, where his widow, Alphonsine O., still lives.
Eli Belich was of Servian origin, his father being Waso Belich, of Labon, Servia.
Howard L(ewis) Bennett was a popular young resident of Buhl, and before the war was in the employ of the Oliver Iron Mining Company, Buhl, as assitant engineer. He was born on October 4, 1894, at Ironwood, Michigan, son of William H. Bennett, who has lived in Buhl, St. Louis County, for many years. Howard was one of the first in the Range country to enlist. He enlisted on May 23, 1917, and was sent to Fort Snelling, Minnesota, where he was assigned to the Medical Detachment of the First Minnesota Infantry. Later, he was sent to Camp Cody, New Mexico, about that time being transferred to the One Hundred and thirty-fifth Regiment, a unit of the Thirty-fourth Division. He succumbed to pneumonia at Camp Cody, on April 14, 1918, at that time having the rating of private first-class. To honor his memory his service comrades of Buhl gave his name to the Buhl post of the American Legion.
Harold Berg, whose name appears on the Honor Roll of St. Louis County, was of Norwegian birth, and lived at Proctor for some time prior to enlisting. His enlistment papers name as his father Lavritz Ber, of Lena, Ototen, Norway.
William E. Berg, son of Charles Berg, of 401 Mygatt Avenue, Duluth, was in the employ of the Rust-Parker Company, Duluth, before he entered the United States Army. He was called to active duty in June, 1918, and assigned to Company C, of the Three Hundred and Fifty-eighth Infantry. His training was short, for on July 4th his regiment embarked for France. On September 16th, 1918, he was killed in action.
Rada Besonovich lived at Buhl befor the war. His brother is John Besonovich, of that place.
William Bodin was the son of Gust Bodin, of Proctor.
Herman Bjormhang, of Proctor, was kin to Paul Hendrickson, Grand Marais, Minnesota.
Alfred John Bradford was a married man, his widow, Mrs. M. C. Bradford living at 1011 East Third Street, Duluth.
Carl Bowman, who was killed in aerial combat in France on July 25, 1918, was a native of Seattle, Washington, although he was in business in Duluth when war came. He enlisted at Duluth in June, 1917, being accepted for assignment to the Aviation Corps. He became an observer, and was early sent to France.
Solem Eric Broman, who was killed in action on the French front on September 29, 1918, was one of those true defenders of liberty who sought to enter the fight before the United States Government was prepared to accept service. He was a resident of Duluth, but early in March, 1917, went into Canada, and enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces. On March 16, 1917, he was assigned to the Two Hundred and Forty-ninth Overseas Battalion. He saw five months of hard service in the front trenches in France before meeting death in action in September, 1918. The military record of the Broman family is a worthy one, two other brothers having given military service, one in the Canadian forces. Henry Broman, the father, lives at 232 Mesaba Avenue, Duluth.