World War I 

Decatur County Men and Women who served in the Armed Forces of Our County during World War I.  Taken from the copy of the actual Local Board for the County of Decatur, State of Kansas, Oberlin, Kansas and the Honor Roll.

In Special Service

Marvin, Miss Millie 
(Red Cross Nurse) 
Traxler, Miss Mabel
(Red Cross Nurse)     
 Gierhart, Alfred J.
(Y. M. C. A)

Died in Service

Arthur Allen Burney Clark John Eckhart Willie Ehlers Fritz Engstrom
William Knitig Harry Miller John Nauer William Riley Parks Robbins
Charles Hoppas        

Decatur County's Honor Roll

Last Name First Name Age Marital Status Address Township
Adamson Eston Estle 23 S Oberlin Bassettville
Adkins Lyle Edwards 23 S Oberlin Custer
Ahlburg Lawrence Everette     Oberlin  
Allacher Gustav 21 S Herndon Finley
Allen Fred Gordon 22 S Norcatur Grant
Alstrom Walter Constantine 25 S Oberlin Summit
Ambler John Alden     Danbury, NE  
Anderson Frank Leslie     Traer  
Anderson Herbert L.     Dresden  
Anderson Howard H. 22 S Oberlin Center
Anderson John Hewitt 25 S Oberlin Olive
Anderson John Rice 26 S Norcatur Lincoln
Anderson Rudolph Alvin 21 S Dresden Summit
Andrews Glen        
Angell Aaron Arthur 22 M Lebanon, NE Grant
Arehart Frederick Merrick 21 S Oberlin Roosevelt
Armstrong Lewis A.        
Auker Jay D. 23 S Norcatur Lincoln
Babb Byron Emmet 23 S Kanona Altory
Bainter Roy Chester 22 S Dresden Dresden
Barker Weaver Zenas 22 S Cedar Bluffs Beaver
Barnett Robert Claude 21 S Clayton Pleasant Valley
Battin Charles        
Battin John 25 M Oberlin Oberlin City
Beardsley Henry S. 22 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Beers Allyan Herbert     Jennings  
Bell Andrew Lee 22 S Norcatur Lincoln
Belt Bailey William 28 S Norcatur Lincoln
Bendon Leo 25 S Jennings Jennings
Bennett Roy 27 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Benton Earl Walker 23 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Benton Gerald Durkee 27 M Oberlin Oberlin City
Benton Harwood Otis 22 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Betts Jake 28 S Norcatur Lincoln
Birdsell Carl Bernie 23 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Birdsell George Raymond 21 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Bixby Charles Ellis     Oberlin  
Blatchley Henry S.        
Blickenstaff Earl        
Blickenstaff Glen Walter 22 M Oberlin Oberlin City
Bobbitt Francis Earl     Oberlin  
Bobbitt Ray Ivor 23 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Bremer Fred Aubry 23 S Dresden Dresden
Bremer George Dewey     Dresden  
Bremer Marion     Dresden  
Brower Clyde Cecil     Norcatur  
Bruggeman Frank 23 S Dresden Dresden
Bruggeman Herman 29 S Dresden Dresden
Burchett Charles        
Burchette Claude L.     Oberlin  
Burger Louis Anderson 30 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Burke Edgar        
Butell Adolphus Shade 26 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Carlin Charles Russell 29 M Dresden Dresden
Carlisle Arthur Leon 24 S Traer Finley
Carlson Carl Oscar 22 A Oberlin Summit
Carpenter Lewis Edward     Traer  
Carper Harold C. 21 S Jennings Jennings
Carroll Edgar 21 S Dresden Lyon
Carstens George Henry 22 S Jennings Jennings
Caster Ermil        
Castle Robert 24 S Plesant Dale, NE Liberty
Chmelik Frank 21 S Jennings Allison
Claar Frank O.        
Claar Lawrence Everette        
Clark Chalmers 25 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Clark James Ralph     Oberlin  
Clark Robert B. 22 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Cody Alfonzo Lonzo 25 S Oberlin Olive
Cody Louis Glenn     Kanona  
Cody Opie        
Conley Russell G. 22 S Jennings Jennings
Cook Jacob Miller     Oberlin  
Cook Melvin Davis 23 S Dresden Dresden
Corcoran Charles Emmett     Oberlin  
Corcoran James Mathew 23 S Oberlin Bassettville
Cortney Earl        
Counter Thomas T. 26 S Oberlin Sappa
Craven Orville        
Crowley William 21 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Cutshall Jason Ancel     Oberlin  
Davis William Ora 28 M Norcatur Lincoln
Davison Edgar Nelson     Oberlin  
Dean Daniel Edward 23 S Oberlin Liberty
Dempewolf Alphonse 23 S Dresden Dresden
Denney Jasper        
Diehl Robert Scott 21 S Oberlin Oberlin
Dochow Joseph Samuel 25 S Jennings Allison
Douglas Hugh Orean     Oberlin  
Dowd Ambrose 22 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Dowd James     Oberlin  
Dowdall Clarence Amos     Oberlin  
Dowdall Ira John 21 S Oberlin Liberty
Dowden Dwight        
Dowden Joseph Royal JR. 21 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Drescher Melvin        
Dyer Roy 25 S Oberlin Harlan
Edwards Clyde Elmer 30 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Ehlers Fred Ottis 27 S Dresden Custer
Eller Ralph Carter     Oberlin  
Elvin Harry Edward 22 S Oberlin Summit
Emahizer Arthur James 28 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Erickson Adolph Clifford     Jennings  
Erickson Carl Leslie 22 S Jennings Allison
Eubank Ernest Jennings     Oberlin  
Fair Cecil Bryan     Oberlin  
Fair Leonard 23 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Farris Robert Harry 21 S Jennings Jennings
Fitzgerald William Marion 23 M Oberlin Oberlin City
Flanigan Albert Earl        
Flanigan Charles        
Flanigan Edward        
Flanigan James        
Flaska Charley 21 S Jennings Jennings
Foley Amily 24 S Norcatur Grant
Foley Edgar Dayton        
Foster William Ralph 25 S Dresden Dresden
French Thomas McKinley 22 S Oberlin Summit
Friedemann Carl Otto 23 S Oberlin Liberty
Gardner Arthur 24 S Traer Finley
Gardner George W. 29 S Traer Finley
Gardner Jonas Randolph 21 S Traer Finley
Geiger Carl        
Geiger Willard Tyler        
Gierhart Glen William 27 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Goodrich Uriel Emerson        
Goodson John Elmer        
Grauerholz Allen E. 22 M Oberlin Oberlin City
Griffin George        
Griggs John Loyd        
Griggs Matthew W.        
Guenther George John 24 S Oberlin Oberlin
Guinn James Benjamin     Cedar Bluffs  
Gundersen Nils Fredrick 26 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Haas John 30 S Traer Logan
Haas Mike 27 S Traer Finley
Haden Floyd        
Haden Hallie La Grande 30 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Hahn Wilbert August 25 S Jennings Allison
Hale Carl        
Hale Herman        
Hallman Fred Lamb     Pueblo, Co.  
Hamper Elmer E.     Traer  
Hanson Glenn Franklin 24 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Hanson John Wesley 22 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Hardesty Dr. H. O.        
Harmon Clarence Fremont 23 S Oberlin Center
Harold William Casper 25 S Dresden Dresden
Harris Rollie Emery 23 S Clayton Pleasant Valley
Harris Roy Lee 26 S Clayton Pleasant Valley
Hatch Edward Washington 27 S Kanona Altory
Heatherington E. Dent 26 S Jennings Jennings
Heatherington Ilo M. 26 S Jennings Allison
Heilman Henry William 21 S Jennings Altory
Heitmann Henry J. 21 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Heller Glen 21 S Kanona Altory
Heller James        
Hesseltine Wm. Henry F.        
Heston Mayo Dickens 26 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Hickert Albert Nicholas 22 S Jennings Allison
Hickert Henry Mathew     Jennings  
Hines Ernest 28 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Hoppas Eugene 24 S Kanona Altory
Hoppas Frank C. 29 S Dresden Dresden
Hoppas Harry Lesly 22 S Dresden Dresden
Huber Paul Noah 22 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Huff Clint Leonard 21 S Lebanon, NE Grant
Huff Jesse Meretith 22 S Lebanon, NE Grant
Hughes Nova Otis 24 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Jackson Dewey D.     Oberlin  
Jader Andrew E. 23 S Selden Cook
Janousek Fred 26 S Kanona Center
Jenkins Russell 21 S Selden Prairie Dog
Johnson Carl E. 27 S Jennings Altory
Johnson George N.        
Johnson Robert Peter        
Johnston Millard        
Johnston Oren 22 S Oberlin Summit
Jorn Christian George 22 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Juenemann Frederick Adam     Selden  
Kahlor Andrew Leroy 23 S Oberlin Summit
Kahlor Frank 22 S Oberlin Summit
Karls August John        
Karls Floyd Joseph        
Karls Michael Joe 24 S Dresden Dresden
Kasper Anthony 23 S Jennings Jennings
Keys Edward        
Knox Dr. W. E.        
Knox Samuel        
Knox Thomas Knight 21 S Norcatur Roosevelt
Krack Warren 22 S Selden Bassettville
Krizek William 22 S Jennings Altory
Laidig Earl 23 S Oberlin Harlan
Landau Rell F. 23 S Kanona Altory
Larreau Frank C.        
Larrick Vincent        
Larue Charles 24 S Selden Prairie Dog
Layer John William 28 M Oberlin Oberlin City
Leake Don        
Leiber Carl William 27 S Jennings Jennings
Leiber Gustave Audolf 24 S Jennings Jennings
Leitner William 21 S Traer Finley
Leuba Ernest Charles 26 S Selden Cook
Levi Clifton Earl     Jennings  
Lewis Ray     Oberlin  
Lincoln George E. 21 S Cedar Bluffs Beaver
Logan Clyde     Oberlin  
Long Harold Boyd     Oberlin  
Lorig Alvin        
Lorig Marx        
Maben Frank Wilbert 23 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Macfee Frank Earl 29 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Maddox Morrison Wayne     Oberlin  
Marcuson Ture Albert 27 S Dresden Prairie Dog
Marks Teed        
May Buris        
May Fred George 24 S Oberlin Logan
McCalla William Russell 24 S Oberlin Oberlin City
McCoy Charles Thomas 21 S Oberlin Oberlin City
McDermott Alex P. 27 S Jennings Allison
McDermott John James 25 S Jennings Allison
McKay Clyde Monroe 24 S Dresden Prairie Dog
McKay John Clare 22 S Dresden Prairie Dog
McLalin Tommie Elmer 26 S Oberlin Oberlin City
McMullen Bard        
McMullen Frank        
McMullen Gene        
McNeil Ernest        
Mead Frank 29 S Cedar Bluffs Beaver
Metcalf Elmer 21 S Oberlin Harlan
Miller Adam Joseph     Danbury, NE  
Miller Albert 28 S Oberlin Harlan
Miller William        
Milleson Oran Earl 28 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Moler Clyde        
Montgomery Charles Harry 21 S Oberlin Summit
Moore Thomas James 22 S Norcatur Grant
Morris Lloyd Allison 21 S Kanona Altory
Morrish Guy Beals 23 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Muirhead Bryan Robert        
Muirhead John H. 21 S Dresden Dresden
Munger Raymond        
Munson Arthur Russell     Jennings  
Muzik Jim 28 S Dresden Dresden
Nellans George        
Nellans John Erwin 25 S Jennings Jennings
Nelson David Nathel 30 S Oberlin Summit
Nelson Frank Benson 21 S Norcatur Lincoln
New Fred 26 S Norcatur Lincoln
Noble Perry Thomas     Oberlin  
O'Leary William Thomas 24 S Jennings Jennings
Oliver Fred 22 S Cuba, KS Allison
Oliver Leonard Edd 23 S Selden Prairie Dog
Oliver Thomas Ora 26 S Selden Prairie Dog
Olson Harry A. 22 S Herndon Sappa
O'Toole James Emmet 25 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Park Thomas C. 28 S Kanona Altory
Parker Leslie Tilden     Oberlin  
Patrick Leon Clerk     Oberlin  
Penny Glen Leslie     Oberlin  
Peterson Edwin Rudolph 23 S Oberlin Bassettville
Petracek Joe 21 S Jennings Jennings
Phillips Geo. Washington 22 S Dresden Dresden
Piner George W.        
Piner Pressley M. 24 S Jennings Jennings
Playford George 21 S Oberlin Harlan
Plotts Archie Lester 21 S Oberlin Sherman
Ploussard Nick James 21 S Traer Logan
Poole Clifford        
Poole Jesse        
Price Eugene Floyd 22 S Jennings Jennings
Railsback Frank D. 24 M Oberlin Oberlin City
Rasure Paul Clifford 23 S Jennings Jennings
Reager Albert Clinton 23 M Oberlin Center
Reager Roy Clifton 21 S Oberlin Center
Reasoner Horace Parrall 24 S Oberlin Olive
Reed Aaron Raymond 21 S Norcatur Lincoln
Rees Roy Burnham 21 S Jennings Pleasant Valley
Reid Frank        
Reist Norman Irvin 25 S Oberlin Oberlin
Relph James Wilbur     Cedar Bluffs  
Rice Dot 22 S Jennings Jennings
Riley Clell 21 S Superior, NE Summit
Riley James Harlie 21 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Riley Robert Ross 27 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Ritchey Alonzo James 23 S Jennings Jennings
Ritten Ben Albert 23 S Dresden Dresden
Roach Mike 22 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Robertson Frank 23 S Oberlin Custer
Rodewald Edward Henry     Jennings  
Rogers Dean        
Rogers Glenn 21 S Jennings Pleasant Valley
Rogers Neil Wilbur 29 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Rothmayer Amos Peck     Cedar Bluffs  
Rothmayer George F. 28 S Cedar Bluffs Finley
Rusicka Louis F.     Oberlin  
Rydquist Eval        
Schultz Carl Herman        
Schultz George Henry 24 S Oberlin Oberlin
Scott Clarence B.     Jennings  
Seabaugh Walter        
Seigenthaler John W. 27 S Oberlin Summit
Shaffer Wincle 28 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Shearer Evans Harold        
Shearer Orrill Earston 23 S Jennings Jennings
Shick John Austin 30 S Norcatur Grant
Shuler Newell W. 24 S Selden Prairie Dog
Simpson George D.        
Simpson Harry Edward 22 S Jennings Jennings
Slagle Harry Clayton        
Slaven James Ambrose 26 M Selden Cook
Slocum Geln     Oberlin  
Smith Everett 22 S Oberlin Liberty
Smith Floyd Orville 23 S Norcatur Grant
Smith Jacob Wilmer 21 S Jennings Jennings
Smith Louis Joseph 23 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Soderlund Dean Otto     Kanona  
Spear Gerald Charley 25 S Jennings Lyon
Spearing Joseph Watkins 29 M Norcatur Lincoln
Spearm Lyle Leo        
Spohrer Roy Phillip 23 S Clayton Allison
Standfast Joseph 26 S Jennings Allison
Stevens Owen        
Stevens William 26 S Norcatur Lincoln
Stevenson Charles        
Stevenson Tudor Marks 24 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Street John        
Sutton Leo Fern        
Tacha Frank W. 29 S Jennings Jennings
Taylor Guy Edward     Jennings  
Tice Glenn Walker 22 S Dresden Lyon
Tilden George F.     Oberlin  
Tomb William Rolland 26 S Dresden Dresden
Topp Leonard        
Tritt Oscar J. 27 S Jennings Jennings
Ufford Elmer Darling 22 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Ufford Richard Herbert 24 S Oberlin Oberlin
Upson Murlin        
Upson Ross Penny 22 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Upson Wayne        
Upson Wiburt        
Vale Archie        
Vale Ovy Abbott        
Vanover Elva Earl        
Vernon Alvah Guy        
Vernon Loyd Emery        
Vickers Alonzo Abel 25 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Votapka Claude Clifford     Oberlin  
Wade Perry Plumb     Lebanon, NE  
Wagner Florian Mat 27 S Belleview, Iowa Dresden
Walkey Walter Winters 22 S Dresden Dresden
Wallace Lester Allen 21 S Almena, KS Dresden
Ward Merl        
Ward Vale        
Warrick Charlie Frank 25 S Clayton Garfield
Watson Nathan C. 25 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Weir Ralph        
Wells Francis Liborn 30 S Willsonville, NE Grant
Welter John Lendwic 25 S Dresden Lyon
Welton Earl A.        
West Harvey Thomas 23 M Oberlin Oberlin City
Wheeler James Earl     Oberlin  
Wiggins Charles        
Wilbur Rex Arthur 21 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Wilson Edwin Roy 24 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Wilson George Wallace 21 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Wilson Glen R. 26 S Oberlin Oberlin City
Wilson Harry        
Wilson John Alexander 28 S Dresden Prairie Dog
Wilson Lee Roy 26 S Dresden Prairie Dog
Witham Carey Rey 22 S Norcatur Grant
Witham Harry 23 S Cedar Bluffs Beaver
Witham Harry Palmer 28 S Norcatur Grant
Wolf Russell Ray 30 S Jennings Allison
Wolf Tully Scott Mizer 24 S Jennings Allison
Wolfe Raymond        
Wolfram George     Herndon  
Wookey Glen B. 24 S Kanona Altory
Wright Ernest Truman 23 S Dresden Lyon
Wylder Aubrey        
Wylder Lester        
Zimmerman Earl Morton 29 M Kanona Altory
Zimmerman Erskins        

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