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Merrick County, Nebraska

World War I

"Soldiers on their way to work for Uncle Sam"

 

 

Recruits Photo

From the scrapbook of Mrs. C.J. Dittmer - donated by Lois Fairfield.

No notes to identify any members of this group, unfortunately.

Can you supply additional information? Please write: Ted & Carole Miller <tcmiller@pacbell.net>

Thank you!

- New Information -

3 Apr 2008 - This picture appears as a slide in the collection at Central City Library.

It is captioned "Sept. 22, 1917. First men from Merrick County to leave for World War I."

The photo is in better condition than the image on the slide.

 

Central City Nonpareil, front page, column one.

Thurs. 17 Sep 1917

"Attached is an article and listing of the 27 men in the photo.
 I see that according to the article, this photo was of the 2nd 'quota' of men from Merrick County to leave for duty."
 

Adele Maynard, Genealogy Volunteer CC Library.

CALLED FOR

SEPT. 19


TWENTY-SEVEN MEN CALLED
FOR MILITARY DUTY

GO TO FORT RILEY


Merrick County's Second Quota to be Called Into Central City Next Wednesday for Military Duty
________________


According to the information that has been received here from Governor Keith Neville, and Marshal Crowder, Merrick County's second quota will be called for service on next Wednesday, Sept. 19th, and the following day they will leave for Fort Riley, Kan., to go into camp. Last week four left this county and en now stationed at Fort Riley, and the second call from this county is for twenty-seven men. The local exemption beard has not as yet received any further information from the district board as to what action has been taken by that body on the appeals and claims on industrial grounds, but already thirty-four have been certified by that board which gives this county enough men to fill up the quota for the next call.

The official notices to those called will be mailed out within a very few days, and they will be summoned to appear here next Wednesday, as the orders now stand, and they will remain in this city until on Thursday, when they will go to Lincoln, and from there go by special train to Fort Riley. Twenty-seven will be summoned to go, and there will also be some alternates called in case there is someone that does not show up. As the matter now stands notices will be sent out to the remaining thirty that this county now has available, and there will be three that will not be called upon to go, but they must hold themselves in readiness in case they are needed.

Following is the remaining thirty that have been certified back to the local board by the district board as eligible for military service, and it is from this list that the twenty-seven will be selected, but on account of the orders received all of these men will be notified to appear to make sure that the twenty-seven will be on hand to go. The list is as follows





6 Everett, William A.    
11 Schmaltz, Julius R.     
15 Miller, Walter    
16 Wagner, Ernest J.    
20 Hudnall, Ernest     
25 Waggener, LeRoy G.     
30 Booth, Charles E.     
85 Powers, Harry R.     
38 Detamore, Theodore W.   
46 Roark, Henry Arthur     
51 Green, George F.     
52 Kaiser, Alfred Bernard     
61 Zlomke, Art     
72 Henesey, Harry S.     
80 Taylor, Charles     
81 Goose., Archie     
83 Dittmer, Hans H.     
84 Lisa, Peter A.     
87 Hanson, Gurney F     
89 Wiegert, Alfred     
95 Graves, Theodore E.     
107 Smith, Ralph W.     
109 Roebuck, John     
111 Dickman, Garrett A.     
114 Shively, Elbert Allen     
117 Burt, Leal H.      
123 Campbell, Arthur K.     
123 Brannan, Arthur D.     
125 Kubas, Charles     
135 Schroder, Paul L.     
337
596
784
755
775
507
420
797
18
223
772
721
874
645
749
525
183
56
350
870
638
488
72
112
805
6
103
556
51
392


W. H. Riggs, clerk of the local exemption board received the following list, which is of those from this county who have enlisted since the draft was made. Merrick county at this time will not receive any credit in this draft for these enlisted men, but in the next draft to be made the county will receive full credit for this enlistments on her quota. As yet no reports have been received from the district board as to what action has been taken upon the appeals and industrial claims made from this county, but it is probably due to the many duties that body has, for Merrick county's list was one of the first in the state to be forwarded to the district board.


Following is the enlistments from this county since the draft was made effective:

Frank Hofbauer, Vieregg Township
Andrew R. Wood, Central City
Dan Nicholson, Central City
John Schroder, Central City
Max McGill, Central City
John G. Luff, Clarks,
William H. Boyer, Silver Creek
Thos. J. Wait, Clarks
Robert Campbell, Central City

 

 


2001, 2008 for NEGenWeb Project by Lois Fairfield, Adele Maynard, T&C Miller