Unidentified Syracuse (Onondaga County, NY) newspaper article found in the Kreischer family German-language Bible citing "Karl" (Carl) Kreischer’s enlistment in the Army—from family records we know he left Syracuse with the Army on 6 August 1900 headed for China and the Philippines to fight on Samar Island against the "Philippine Insurrection"

Submitted by Michelle Stone


THERE ARE MANY RECRUITS.

Those who have made application at the local recruiting station for the army since yesterday are:  Fred Sharrow, laborer, of 831 Grape-st., this city, and James I. Pettet, a farmer of Manlius. Those rejected were Moses Thompson, farmer, of Niagara Falls; James H. Beals, hostler, William J. Miller, laborer, of 115 Van Buren-st. and George Breish of this city.

The following have been enlisted during the last week, for service in the Ninth infantry and sent to San Francisco:  George Eisman, farmer, Kenwood; Valentine H. Spies, farmer, Woodward; August Hosp, tinsmith, Syracuse; Karl Kreischer, farmer, Syracuse; Henry Claas, laborer, Syracuse. George Mooney, baker, of Auburn, was enlisted for infantry service and sent to Ft. Slocum. Rowland C. Ryan, glassmaker, of this city, and John Geanes, farmer, of Pulaski, enlisted for cavalry service in the Philippines and were sent to Ft. Slocum.

Sergeant Colter, who has charge of the local recruiting station for marines returned from New York yesterday afternoon. He has received seven applications since last Saturday. Only two of the seven applicants passed the physical examination.


Submitted 14 April 2000