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HEADQUARTERS, 37TH BATTALION, Ness City.

Major:
  Edward M. Sweeney.

No activities reported.

COMPANY "A," 37TH BATTALION, Ness City.

Captain:
  Gilbert E. Peck.

Second Lieutenant:
  George M. Byal.

First Sergeant:
  Stone, Otis O.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  William L. Southern.

Sergeants:
  Harman, Daniel.
  Harman, Edward S.
  Russell, Alfred C.

Corporals:
  Floyd, Howard I.
  Foster, Charles D.
  Kramer, Ira.
  Pembleton, Luke.
  Van Dover, William B.
  Weir, Oliver J.

Musician:
  Lohnes, Elmer.

Cooks:
  Knighton, James.
  Robertson, John W.

Artificer:
  Walker, George I.

Privates:
  Baker, Charles.
  Bathurst, Paul.
  Beardslee, Samuel F.
  Bondurant, Thomas.
  Brenemen, Edward.
  Buehler, Benjamin.
  Cook, Chester M.
  Egbert, Dwight.
  Erhart, Everett.
  Floyd, Hayes.
  Folks, Albert S.
  Gordon. Lev.
  Handley, Charles O.
  Handley, Harry.
  Hopper, Dwight D.
  Hopper, Earl B.
  Kirberg, Alfred F.
  Lennen, Oliver L.
  Lohnes, George.
  Lohnes, Thornton.
  Mathes, Franklin.

Privates-Concluded.
  Mathes, Lewis,
  Mathes, Orion.
  May, William.
  Miner, Harold D.
  Miner, Percy W.
  Miner, William D. Jr.
  Moores, Elmer.
  McKinnis, Bert O.
  Peckham, Richard.
  Pembleton. Charles,
  Pfanstiel, John.
  Pfanstiel, Peter.
  Rollins, Harol.
  Roth, Paul.
  Ruffhead, Edward,
  Schamaun, Harry.
  Schamaun, John.
  Sperry, John F.
  Tarman, Olen.
  Taylor, Roy.
  Van Boskirk, William.
  Walton, Ad L.
  Walton, Jasper.
  Waterson, Arthur P.
  Watkins, Frederick C.
  Watson, John R.
  Wolfe, Eli W.
  Young, Aaron,
LOSSES.
First Lieutenant:
  William B. Leran,
    discharged.

Sergeants:
  Barnwell Holland,
    discharged.
  Farrell, Lorin B.,
    discharged.

Corporal:
  Robison, Roy,
    discharged.

Musician:
  Bondurant, Dewey,
    discharged.

Privates:
  Dickerson, Clifford,
    died.
  Eibert, Blair,
    discharged.
  Hopper, Jerry M.,
    discharged.

Privates-Concluded.
  Norrel, John E.,
    discharged.
  Pfanstiel, Alex,
    discharged.
  Schamaun, Casper,
    discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

Company A was active in all Red Cross, Liberty loan and Y. M. C. A. drives.

On September 26, 1918, the company went to Rush Center to enter a competitive drill, and took first prize a very handsome flag.

On September 26 1918, the company was assembled to attend and perform ceremonies for a military funeral for Hubert Taylor, a naval reserve of the Great Lakes Training Station. On October 17, 1918, the company was assembled for a like service at the funeral of Perle Holmes who died at Camp Funston. On December 17 for Ralph Temple, a discharged soldier, who died at Ness City. On December 10, 1919, for Clifford Dickerson, a member of Company A, 37th Battalion, Kansas State Guard.

COMPANY "B," 37TH BATTALION, Nekoma.

Captain:
  Frank U. Kershner.

First Sergeant:
  Almquist, Gustave F.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Riggs, Frank O.

Sergeants:
  Barton, Harley W.
  Kershner, George E.
  Murray, Walter B.
  Williams, Walter.

Corporals:
  Barton, Horace B.
  Campbell, Eldon H.
  Hansen, Henry.
  Watkins, Edward H.
  West, Kim.

Cooks:
  Johnson, William M.
  Maresch, Rudolph.

Musicians:
  Laffin, Marion. Prosch, Paul.

Artificer:
  Wheat, William S.

Privates:
  Adamy, Walter M.
  Almquist, Charles W.
  Ambroser, William.
  Baldwin, Richard E.
  Block, George.
  Currens, Joe.
  Delaney, Martin A.
  Elliott, Clarence G.
  Erdsick, Henry F.
  Gates, Edwin J.
  Gates, John.
  Hansen, Alton.
  Hansen, Harvey.
  Hearn, Raymond C.
  Jackson, William S.
  Johnson, Lee J.
  Kerschner, Edward P.

Privates-Concluded.
  Maresch, Edward H.
  Maresch, Frank.
  Miller, Robert W.
  Misegadis, George.
  Moran, Luke M.
  Nafarane, James.
  Nichols, Eugene O.
  O'Brien, Charles W.
  O'Brien, Thomas J.
  Poos, Elbert G.
  Price, Clarence.
  Ream, Al W.
  Ream, Harold W.
  Reid, Charles G.
  Seaman, James H.
  Smith, Roscoe D.
  Stump, William.
  Wallace, Robert F.
  Wampler, Hiram T.
  West, John.
  West, Lewis M.
  West, Mart.
  Wheat. Thomas C.
LOSSES.
Second Lieutenant:
  West, Thomas H.,
    discharged.

Privates:
  Prosch, Roy R.,
    discharged.
  Wallace, Charles E.,
    discharged.

Privates-Continued.
  Wallace, Lawrence,
    discharged.
  Wampler, Earl, discharged.
  Wampler, Howard F.,
    discharged.
  Watkins, Grant W.,
    discharged.
  Weltmer, John,
    discharged.
Privates-Concluded.
  West, Jade,
    discharged.
  Williams, Chester,
    discharged.
  Williams, James,
    discharged.
  Wright, G. Iril,
    discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

Took part in activities, contributing to the last Red Cross drive and the third Liberty loan. Much attention was given to preparing men for the national army by giving them the first elementary training.

COMPANY "C," 37TH BATTALION, McCracken.

Captain:
  Albert R. Brenner.

First Lieutenant:
  George R. Brenner.

Second Lieutenant:
  Robert E. Nickel.

First Sergeant:
  Sweeney, Hughey F.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Littler, James C.

Sergeants:
  Elias, Oscar B.
  Hass, Harry.
  Janke, Albert.
  McCormick, Frank E.

Corporals:
  Huddleston, Charles B.
  Lincoln, Oliver H.
  Meehan, James R.
  Norlin, Albert V.
  Rodeman, Charles.
  Start, Frank.

Bugler:
  Sieling, William T. J.

Privates:
  Anderson, T. O.
  Barnes, Troy.
  Beckett, Maxwell H.
  Bellport, Orrin.
  Bowman, William L.
  Brackney, Charles M.
  Brock, William A.
  Campbell, Noble.
  Connor, Ancel A.
  Curtiss, Fred W.
  Curtiss, Lawrence R.
  Earlenbaugh, Frank. B.
  Edwards, John I.
  Ensign, Lee.
  Helton, W. L.
  Hoffer, Sidney C.
  Holdgate, William L.
  Husted, W. P.
  Irvin, George F.
  Keena, James A.
  Klee, James K.
  Littler, Frank E.
  Marak, Joseph C.
  Miller, Lewis R.
  Murray, Kyle.
  McGrath, George.

Privates-Concluded.
  McKittrick, Thomas.
  Nickel, Ralph M.
  Noel, F. K.
  Norlin, John W.
  Ramsey, Elmer E.
  Ream, Henry.
  Roe, Henry C.
  Rixon, James A.
  Roser, Pius H.
  Ryan, Claudas G.
  Ryan, Leonard L.
  Shepherd, Ralph E.
  Sieling, Ernest H. J.
  Sieling, Harry C.
  Sloan, Robert J.
  Start, Robert.
  Stickeny, Ora P.
  Swisher, Jobe.
  Tanck, Harry W.
  Temple, B. B.
  Wagner, John A.
  Wahl, Charles.
  Walker, Marion I.
  Ward, Leroy C.
  Warden, Joseph P.
  Weatherred, Robert E.
  West, Calvin V.
  West, Frank.
  West, Wayne.
LOSSES.
First Lieutenant:
  Edward M. Sweeney,
    discharged.
Privates:
  Farwell, Lyle W.,
    discharged.
  Ream, Ray F., discharged.
 

ACTIVITIES.

Company C held drill regularly twice every week during the spring and slimmer months until the fall of 1918. During the fall drill was held regularly once every week up to the time of the signing of the Armistice. Battalion drill was held regularly every four weeks.

The organization was at all times active in keeping the city and community rid of I. W. W.'s and pro-Germans.

A company contest drill was held at Rush Center in the fall and Company C secured the second prize, which was a United States flag.

The organization took an active part in assisting with the Liberty loan and Red Cross drives. Captain Brenner was township chairman during each of the bond drives.

The company has $18.52 on hand which will be turned over to the local Red Cross organization. This money was obtained by a dance given in the city of McCracken by the company.

Each member of this organization purchased his own uniform and no assistance was received from the outside.

COMPANY "D," 37TH BATTALION, Brownell.

Captain:
  William E. Herndon.

First Lieutenant:
  Carl Newcomer.

Second Lieutenant:
  Robert E. Walker.

First Sergeant:
  Hiltabidle, John M.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Skaggs, Benjamin M.

Sergeants:
  Hills, James H.
  Pierce, James V.
  Skaggs, Roy L.
  Wagner, Louis.

Corporals:
  Conklin, Leonard F.
  Fairbanks, Sam P.
  Harlootz, George W.
  Stanley, Abraham L.
  Wyman, Elmer E.

Cooks:
  McGinnis, Arthur.
  Parks, William.

Musicians:
  Holing, Lyle S.
  Leighton, Clan A.

Artificer:
  Stull, Frank W.

Privates:
  Adkinson, Lincoln C.
  Adkinson, Lydd.
  Anderson, Guy.
  Baery, Joseph R.
  Bannam, August.
  Barnett Andrew.
  Barnett, William R.
  Barnett, Zedd L.
  Barry, Almon U.
  Barry, Caleb R.
  Barry, Charles A.
  Brown, Jesse.
  Carpenter, Owen.
  Claybaugh, Homer W.
  Conghanour, William.
  Conklin, John.
  Edwards, Frank.
  Fairbanks, Vincent.
  Gardner, Charles M.
  Goatley, Jerry S.
  Hair, George A.
  Harlooitz, Joseph M.
  Hiltabiddle, Andrew.
  Hiltabiddle, James E.

Privates-Concluded.
  Jennings, Bert E.
  Johannes, Clifford J.
  Mettlen, Joseph C.
  Mettlen, Lyman B.
  Musselman, James.
  McCrary, Absalam L.
  McCurdy, Frank.
  Nelson, Charles E.
  Parker, Bassil M.
  Randall, Chris R.
  Rice, Elmer E.
  Richardson, Harvey D.
  Roser, Isarel Q.
  Ryan, Claude T.
  Sidebottom, Milo W.
  Sidebottom, Orrison.
  Smith, Ernest L.
  Snodgrass, George T.
  Sauer, Frank K.
  Squier, Charles E.
  Squier, Otis L.
  Stringer, Phillip S.
  Sultzer, Clyde.
  Sultzer, Fred.
  Wagner, William.
  Weeks, John A.
  Wheeler, Grover C.
  Wyman, Guy.
LOSSES.
Privates:
  Keil, John S.,
    discharged.
  Merrell, E. Lee.,
    discharged.
Privates-Continued.
  Sidebottom, Felix O.,
    discharged.
  Stulle, John L.,
    discharged.
Privates-Concluded.
  Williams, Barton E.,
    died.

ACTIVITIES.

Company D suppressed three socialist meetings, and gave active support to all war activity campaigns. Donated a Liberty bond to the county Red Cross fair. The organization ran one I. W. W. out of town.

Transcribed from History and Roster of the Kansas State Guard, August 6, 1917, to November 11, 1919, printed by Kansas State Printing Plant, B. P. Walker, State Printer, Topeka. 1925. 10-4436 Kansas State Guard footer


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