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HEADQUARTERS, 27TH BATTALION, Seneca.

Major:
  Lon H. M. Williams.

No activities reported.

COMPANY "A," 27TH BATTALION, Seneca.

Captain:
  Frank L. Geary.

First Lieutenant:
  John R. Emery.

Second Lieutenant:
  Roy D. Carpenter.

First Sergeant:
  Jenkins, Clyde H.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Krotzinger, Jake F.

Sergeants:
  Mathews, Ned C.
  Plummer, Edward.
  Price, Lyle P.

Corporals:
  Emery, Rufus M., Jr.
  Fuller, John III.
  Maze, Walter S.
  Shepherd, Ralph.

Cook:
  Jenkins, Frank A.

Artificer:
  Hart, Charles C.

Privates:
  Choywette, Henry.
  Clifton, John R.
  Clowe, Ralph B.
  Conwell, Simon.
  Cowell. John W.
  Cross, Paul.
  Davis, Lloyd H.
  Firstenberger, Christopher C.
  Ford, Lewis M.
  Grindle, John C.
  Gurney, Charles M.
  Hailey, George E.
  Hawkins, Ralph S.
  Jermane, Paul A.
  Johnson, Cleve.
  Kill, Jack.
  Koelzer, Mathias S.
  Lueb. J. Henry.
  Martin, Albert A.

Privates-Concluded.
  Maze, John B.
  McMurray, Stanley.
  Palmer, Edward L.
  Plummer, Kennison.
  Rechow, Munford A.
  Riley, Frank W.
  Robertson, Floyd.
  Rooney, Thomas E.
  Shackelford, Earl C.
  Sheley, George F.
  Sheley, Jasper.
  Smalley, Neil G.
  Smith, Mills.
  Staver, Edward.
  Stine, Arthur R.
  Sweetland, Herbert.
  Thompson, J. Oscar.
  Thomson, John M.
  Townsend, Frank W.
  Wetmore, George A.
  Wetmore, Cyril.
  Wheatley, James L.
  Wheeler, Fred 0.
  Wood, Floyd.
  Wood, James B.
  Wylie, George R.
LOSSES.
Captain:
  Lon H. Williams,
    discharged.

First Sergeant:
  Troughton, John F.,
    discharged.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Firstenberger, William,
    discharged.

Corporals:
  Brown, Ward E.,
    resigned.
  Shurtleff, Elmer, Jr.,
    discharged.

Musicians:
  Goodrich, Earl F.,
    discharged.
  Myers, Chester A.,
    discharged.

Cook:
  Moore, Robert L.,
    transferred.

Privates:
  Barrows, Herbert,
    discharged.
  Everhart, Charles 0.,
    died.
  Everhart, Login Dewey,
    died.
  Henderson, Owen M., Jr.,
    discharged.

Privates-Concluded.
  Jermane, Charles A.,
    discharged.
  Koelzer, Urban E.,
    discharged.
  Kramer, Joseph A.,
    discharged.
  Lawson. James M.,
    discharged.
  Porter, Fred C.,
    discharged.
  Schlaegel, Sidney C.,
    discharged.
  Strathman, Joseph H.,
    discharged.
  Volz, Charles J.,
    discharged.
  Vorhes, John S., died
  Zimmerman, Berlin B.,
    discharged

ACTIVITIES.

Company A was originally organized on December 14, 1917, as the SenecaHome Guard through the activity of its first captain, Clifford W. Baldwin, and continued as a company of the Home Guard until it was mustered in as a company of the Kansas State Guard, on April 14, 1918, Clifford W. Baldwin having been commissioned captain, he, together with Second Lieutenant Lon H. M. Williams and First Lieutenant Albert A. Reichart, subsequently resigned. Thereupon Lon H. M. Williams was commissioned captain and took charge of the company, with John Emery as first lieutenant and Roy D. Carpenter as second lieutenant. Upon the formation of the 27th Battalion, Kansas State Guard, Captain H. M. Williams was commissioned major, and Frank L. Geary was commissioned captain and took charge of the company.

Company A saw no active service and was not called upon for any service of a public nature other than guarding and assisting in a large Red Cross auction, and visiting a few who had refused to contribute to the allied war drive, because of the signing of the Armistice. Through our explanations and suggestions we obtained a largely increased, if reluctant, contribution to the fund.

Twelve members of the organization enlisted, or were inducted into military service; seven additional young men enlisted in the S. A. T. C. and since the date of the muster-out of the company, four other members have enlisted in the regular army.

COMPANY "B," 27TH BATTALION, Sabetha.

Captain:
  B. F. Staubus.

First Lieutenant:
  G. R. Moore.

Second Lieutenant:
  Charles Miller.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Steward, M. D.

Sergeants:
  Derstine, William.
  Felmlee, Charles E.
  Ladd, Azel 0.
  Meisner, Hiram.
  Reinhart, Clyde E.
  Snyder, Elmer.

Corporals:
  Moulton, Harry S.
  Myrick, William.
  Witzel, John J.

Privates:
  Aukney, Martin J.
  Barnes, Frank.
  Bell, Wayne.
  Bentley, Charles E.
  Biere, Andy.
  Biere, Davis.
  Breitweiser, Harry F.
  Brumbaugh, Clarence.
  Carpenter, George R.
  Cashman, Roy.
  Conlin, Harold.
  Crawford, Platte M.
  Davisson, Wilbur.
  Deshins, Paul.
  Dubach, Rene A.
  Ellwood, Orville.
  Feik, Silas.
  Feik, Walter.
  Fenner, Ned.
  Graves, William.
  Hennigh, Harry.
  Hennigh, Roy.
  Henry, Robert.
  Holcomb, George.
  Holdren, Wilbur.
  Horn, Jesse.
  Johnson, Alvin.
  Jones, Harlan.
Privates-Concluded.
  Keck, George.
  Lamperter, Ernest.
  Lanning, Harry.
  Leffler, Thurman.
  Maynard, Robert.
  Meisner, James.
  Miller, Curtis.
  Morris, Edward.
  McLaughlin, Charles.
  Norris, Roy.
  Potter, Earl.
  Potter, Grant.
  Prosig, Charles.
  Ridenour, Noah.
  Robbins, Grant.
  Schlupp, Benjamin.
  Sherbin, L. J.
  Spooneymore, Homer.
  Stephenson, Guy.
  Strahm, Derrey.
  Strahm, Peter.
  Stratton, Robert.
  Summers, Peter.
  Tennel, Ralph.
  Thomas, Elzie.
  Welch, Carl E.
  White, John A.
  Whitehead, Loyal.
  Woodbury, Hilton.

ACTIVITIES.

Company B drilled twice every week until the Armistice was signed, and took an active part in all Liberty loan and Red Cross campaigns.

COMPANY "C," 27TH BATTALION, Centralia.

Captain:
  Frank L. Schubert.

First Lieutenant:
  Sam Ayers.

Second Lieutenant:
  Charles F. McGhee.

First Sergeant:
  Ice, Fred.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Condit, Jay.

Sergeants:
  Carson, Frank.
  Mathew, Ruben F.
  Wohlford, John R.
  Woldford, William A.

Corporals:
  Andrews, John C. M.
  Durland, Harry J.
  Gaston, Karl H.
  Lohmuller Richard L.
  Murphy, Marvin W.
  McCaig, Roy C.
  Tinker, Jesse C.
  Young, George 0.

Privates:
  Armstrong, James.
  Atkins, Clinton E.
  Ayers, Robert H.
  Ayers, Thomas M.
  Baird, Eugene C.
  Barrett, Hamer C.
  Blair, Donald W.
  Blake, William E.
  Brower, Bruce B.
  Butler, James.
  Cahoon, Asa E.
  Campfield, Raymond G.
  Case, Herbert F.
  Chambers, Arthur F.
  Chaney, Hurley F.
  Colwell Dale H.
  Colwell: Elzie C.
  Conley, Sherman.
  Cook, Clyde C.
  Curd, Luther.
  Darr, Oscar J.
  Debord Emmet.
  Gilford, Harvey.
  Grey, Francis M.
  Grey, Marion R.
  Hales, John W.
  Hardy, Charley F.
  Hicks, William E.
  Holenbeck, Danial C.
  Horth, Elmer J.
  Howard, Charley W.
  Huber, Albert L.
  Huber, Forest R.
Privates-Concluded.
  Huber, Frank R.
  Ice, Duane.
  Jenkins, Okley.
  Kock, Wencel.
  Lohmuller, Walter J.
  Mathew, Roland.
  Meyer, George R.
  Meyer, Orville.
  Meyers, Fred M.
  Miller, Orley L.
  McClary, Chester H.
  Newman, Oscar W.
  Pfiester, Ernest M.
  Philipps, Ben C.
  Robbins, Arthur J.
  Schober, Fred.
  Schueller, Charles D.
  Schueller Walter A.
  Shaffer, Arthur A.
  Smith, Daniel.
  Spicer, Walter C.
  Sthrom, Win D.
  Sullivan, Lawrance M.
  Tannehill, Ernest H.
  Thomas, George W. H.
  Thompson, Lloyd.
  Tietz, Ellsworth.
  Tinker, Truman.
  Warrenburg, Earl J.
  Wells, Clarence H.
  White, John L.
  Wilson, Clarence.
  Wilson, Glen X.
  Wright, Chalmer E.
LOSSES.
First Sergeant:
  Kern, George, discharged.
   Sergeants:
  Hartman, Ray H.,
    transferred.
  Wells, Harry W.,
    discharged.
   Corporals:
  Clark, Roy I., discharged.
  Colwell, Raymond H.,
    discharged.
Corporals-Concluded.
  Green, James, discharged.
  King, Brice J., discharged.
  Smith, William E.,
    discharged.

Privates:
  Armstrong, William,
    discharged.
  Baird, William,
    discharged.
  Hailey, John W.,
    discharged.
  Hiskey, Glenn, discharged.

Privates-Concluded.
  Kirchen, Gustave E.,
    discharged.
  Knox, Robert L.,
    discharged.
  Koch, Andrew, discharged.
  Lohmuller, Burton L.,
    discharged.
  McCaig, Claude L.,
    discharged.
  Robenson, William R.,
    discharged.
  Smith, William, discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

Company C participated in the fourth Liberty loan as individuals only on account of state quarantine.

The organization gave exhibition drills at the Nemaha county fair, September 5, 1918, guard day, and at Onaga, September 6, 1918.

COMPANY "D," 27TH BATTALION, Wetmore.

Captain:
  Merle Z. Wilson.

First Lieutenant:
  George Grubb.

Second Lieutenant:
  Percy G. Worthy.

First Sergeant:
  Rion, Robert E. L.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Campbell, Edgar W.

Sergeants:
  Calwell, Charles A.
  Noe, LeRoy R.
  Pool, Austin R.
  Smith, Frederick E.

Corporals:
  Hough, John C.
  Martin, James E.
  Moyer, Robert E.
  Noe, Harrison R.
  Richardson, John B.
  Williams, Carl.

Cooks:
  Kelly Guy W.
  Levick, George R.

Musician:
  Reeves, George V.

Artificer:
  Porter, Abram T.

Privates:
  Achten, Harold M.
  Anderson, Frank L.
  Asher, William R.
  Bennett, Lawrence L.
  Binkley, Henry E.
  Brady, Lloyd M.
  Brown, Glen E.
  Callahan, John F.
  Cassity, Ray W.
  Chase, Clarence E.
  Cole, Don H.
  Conwell, Van E.
  Courter, Richard J.
  Dean, Claud L.
  Dickson, Lloyd A.
  Drown, Harold L.
  Friar, Frank W.
  Gereu, Percy R.

Privates-Concluded.
  Griffin, Paul M.
  Hall, Faneuil G.
  Haynes, Landon C.
  Hendershot, Roy A.
  Hewitt, Earle
  Jones, Wesley.
  Lapham, Augustus P.
  Levick, Albertus C.
  Loveall, Lawrence C.
  Lynn, George W.
  Moyer, Ray.
  Newlin, Edward.
  Nissen, Carl F.
  Noe, James Wiley.
  Oliver, Donald B.
  Purdum, John R.
  Rolfe, George A.
  Rolfe, Walter T.
  Saxton, Albert H.
  Simmons, William E.
  Smith, Fred P.
  Turley, James E.
  Vine, George E.
  Walters, William G.
  White, James M.
  White, Leonard A.
LOSSES.
First Sergeant:
  Lee E. Geyer,
    resigned.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Roderick, James E.,
    discharged.

Sergeants:
  Roderick, John W.,
    discharged.
  Thombunou, Samuel E.,
    discharged.
  Wesley. Hubert R.,
    discharged.

Corporal:
  Holmes, Morton,
    discharged.

Musician:
  DeForest, Carol H.,
    discharged.

Privates:
  Anderson, Leonard E.,
    discharged.
  Berridge, Wesley W.,
    discharged.

Privates-Concluded.
  Goodwin, James H. E.,
    discharged.
  Hart, Raymond L.,
    discharged.
  Minton, George E.,
    discharged.
  Turrentine, James S.,
    discharged,
  Williams, Harold H.,
    discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

Company D participated in the 27th Battalion review at Seneca, Kan., July 7, 1918, at which Adjutant General Charles S. Huffman was reviewing officer. Companies A, B, and C, were present.

The organization drilled and held guard mount at a picnic at Soldier, Kan., August 21, 1918.

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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