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OBERLIN COMPANY.

Captain:
  Willie Leroy Hayes.

First Lieutenant:
  James W. True.

Second Lieutenant:
  William Clark Rogers.

First Sergeant:
  Robertson, Claud O.

Company Supply Sergeant:
  Beneda, Louis.

Sergeants:
  Lippelmann, Henry.
  Mellor, Ernist.

Corporals:
  Bivans, John W.
  Heller, George J.
  May, Earl M.
  Myers, James E.
  Paddock, Jay D.
  Reenes, Arthur.
  Walton, Fred E.

Bugler:
  Bystrom, Lars.

Privates:
  Andrews, Willard S.
  Armstrong, Leston.
  Avery, Floyd.
  Avery, Torry.
  Bailey, Elvin L.
  Bebb, Harvey C.
  Beneda, Jerry.
  Berry, Roscoe J.
  Bolin, Everett W.
  Brooks, Elwood M.
  Bullock, Albert.
  Bullock, Oliver.
  Carman, Carol X.
  Cathcart, Joseph V.
  Claussen Herman H.
  Cook, Charles D.
  Craven, Cleo.
  Curry, Wayne O.
  Decker, Ernest B.
  Dugger, James O.
  Eldon, Kempehorne.
  Forton, George H.
  Geisinger, Floyd G.
  Hale, Lester.
  Handwerk, William A.
  Hanson, Arthur M.
  Heller, John C.
  Heller, Roy.
  Hill, Ralph W.
  Holmes, James R.
  Huber, Howard S.
Privates-Concluded.
  Hughes, Richard W.
  Janousek, Frank.
  Janousek, Anthony.
  Johnson, Otto A.
  Kelley, Julius D.
  Krezeh, Anthony.
  Lipsey, William F.
  Meier, Henry O.
  Mines, Cecil M.
  Murlin, Homer A.
  Murphy, Alva C.
  McClaury, Eugene.
  McCoy, George J.
  Nipper, Louis J.
  Peterson, Arthur H.
  Petracek, Emil.
  Pettis, Elba C.
  Pollnow, Hugo A.
  Powell, Thomas E.
  Raymond, Myron G.
  Ruzicka, Joe.
  Shurtteff, Frank.
  Soderland, Walter.
  Stowell, Samuel O.
  Uehlin, Alonzo G.
  Upson, Bernard.
  Vernon, Cloyce L.
  Walton, Charles C.
  Wilson, Charley A.
  Wilson, John A.
LOSSES.
Captain:
  Henry B. Bayer, resigned.

First Lieutenant:
  Hallie L. Haden, resigned.

Second Lieutenant:
  Neal W. Rogers, resigned.

First Sergeant:
  Railsback, Frank D.,
    discharged.

Sergeants:
  Johnson, Rector W.,
    discharged.
  Raymond, James B.,
    discharged.

Corporals:
  Goodrick, Uriel E.,
    discharged.
  Maddox, Morrison W.,
    discharged.
  Milleson, Oran E.,
    discharged.
  Stevenson, Richard,
    discharged.
  Zimmerman, Richard,
    discharged.

Privates:
  Allen, Arthur W.,
    discharged.
  Anderson, Ernist E.,
    discharged.
  Anderson, Frank L.,
    discharged.

Privates-Continued.
  Ashman, C. O., discharged.
  Beaner, Emery E.,
    discharged.
  Beardsley, George B.,
    discharged.
  Beardsley, Henry S.,
    discharged.
  Beers, Alonzo J.,
    discharged.
  Beers, Chas. D.,
    discharged.
  Birdsell, Carl B.,
    discharged.
  Bobbitt, Earl F.,
    discharged.
  Carr, Will T., discharged.
  Cevely, Harry F.,
    discharged.
  Cook, Jacob M.,
    discharged.
  Dickey, Claud, discharged.
  Fair, Cecil B., discharged.
  Forsdick, John S.,
    discharged.
  Garucholz, A. E.,
    discharged.
  Griggs, Matthew W.,
    discharged.
  Haber, Isack K.,
    discharged.
  Hanson, Glen F.,
    discharged.
  Hanson, John W.,
    discharged.
  Heightman, Henry J.,
    discharged.
  Johnson, Millard,
    discharged.
Privates-Concluded.
  Johnson, Carl E.,
    discharged.
  Jom, Chris G., discharged.
  Jones, Guy B., died.
  Keys, George W.
    discharged.
  Miller, Adam J.,
    discharged.
  Miller, Louis B.,
    discharged.
  Musser. Wheeler W.,
    discharged.
  McClaury, Walter H.,
    discharged.
  McCody, George,
    discharged.
  Nitsch, Paul A.,
    discharged.
  Noble, Perry, T.,
    discharged.
  Pantry, Enock A.,
    discharged.
  Parker, Leslie T.,
    discharged.
  Rubendall, Walter L.,
    discharged.
  Ruzicka, Louis F.,
    discharged.
  Smith, Everett, discharged.
  Smith, Floyd O.,
    discharged.
  Stevenson, Tutor M.,
    discharged.
  Stone, Arthur F.,
    discharged.
  Vickers, Abel A.,
    discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

This company held regular drills once each week until the state-wide influenza epidemic, and lack of winter clothing; did not drill during winter months.

The organization was not called for service in any war activities, but performed one week's guard duty for city of Oberlin during Chautauqua.

OFFERLE COMPANY.

Captain:
  Wilbur L. Ellis.

First Lieutenant:
  David W. Marks.

First Sergeant:
  Riggs, Charlie E.

Sergeants:
  Galyarder, David.
  Hedges, Ben F.
  Narvel, James W.

Corporals:
  Bright, Charles N.
  Lundick, John J.
  Offerle, Harry A.
  Steimel, George J.

Musician:
  Speck, Harry H.

Artificer:
  Bitner, Bertram.

Privates:
  Beese, Sauluel.
  Bisgall, Joseph.
  Brehm, Vanes H.
  Brown, Leonard L.
  Demain, John.
  Demain, Lucian.
  Gleason, John S.
  Gunn, Royal S.
  Hardgreve, Everatt.
  Hedges, Ernest H.
  Judge, Edward.
  Kuhn, Lane J.
  Laibl, George F.

Privates-Concluded.
  Lightcap, Reuben.
  Magerkinth, Ernest A.
  Olephant, Marcus W.
  Reich, Otto H.
  Renfro, Eugene H.
  Reser, Joseph H.
  Riggs, Wilfred E.
  Sand, William O.
  Sims, Bryan L.
  Sinder, Nick.
  Sire, Julious A.
  Speck, Richard M.
  Stegnum, Edward P.
  Westphal, Robert H.
  Westphal, William J.
  Woodman, John L.
LOSSES.
First Lieutenant:
  William Cunningham,
    died.
Privates:
  Harrison, Alva M.,
    deserted.
Privates-Concluded.
  Olsen, Ale,
    died.

This company did not report any activities of any nature.

OSAGE CITY COMPANY.

Captain:
  H. C. Sticher.

First Lieutenant:
  F. M. Miller.

Second Lieutenant:
  H. E. Westmacott.

First Sergeant:
  Hunsicker, F. G.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Holmes, Forrest.

Sergeants:
  Brown, Will.
  Humphrey, George.
  Marchetti, A. E.
  Messerley, C. G.

Corporals:
  Allegre, A. M.
  Anderson, Andy J.
  Bloom, F. A.
  Bloom, Fred.
  Burke, Alvin.
  Donnahue, J. A.
  Howard, Albert.
  Jenkins, A. D.
  Lattin, Joe.
  Marchetti, C. D.
  Mullen, Joe.
  Schroeder, Robert.
  Silver, Clarence.

Corporals-Concluded.
  Skinner, George L .
  Sranson, Albert.
  Whalen, W. E.

Privates:
  Anderson, Victor.
  Bair, Frank.
  Blache, L. F.
  Briggs, Charles.
  Brown, A. C.
  Bryan, Hugh.
  Bryan, Mills.
  Bowman, Benjamin.
  Burd, Philip.
  Cahill, Edward J.
  Christenson, Clarence W.
  Cliff, Arnold.
  Creegan, James.
  Cruey, Oliver.
  Curphey, J. J.
  Curtis, C. J.
  Curtis, Commodore.
  Curtis, Ronald.
  Doty, Rex.
  Erickson, D. S.
  Foster, Marion.
  Gamba, Emil.
  Gamba, Humbert.
  Gamba, Jerome
  Gamba, John.
  Harper, T. T.
  Harris, Ike.
  Hawkins, Alfred.
  Haynie, T. B.
  Heilbrun, Benjamin.
  Jacobs, Leavitt.

Privates-Concluded.
  Jefferson, John.
  Jenkins, Theodore.
  Johnson, Arlie.
  Johnson, Eber S.
  Jones, J. E.
  Kimball, Thomas.
  Lafferty, Max.
  Lauer, Ben M.
  Morris, Sidney.
  McElfresh, W. L.
  Nichols, Melvin E.
  O'Neil, T. J.
  Packer, E. B.
  Ramsey, Marion.
  Rapp, C. A.
  Rapp, Clarence J.
  Reid, Samuel W.
  Renstrom, C. J.
  Rickart, Charles D.
  Rondured, Albert.
  Rudeen, John.
  Shenk, L. M.
  Skinner, Rexford.
  Slusser, Orville.
  Stonequist, C. E.
  Stonequist, Robert.
  Thomson, Robert W.
  Waring, L. F.
  Webb, Keith.
  Whalen, Robert.
  Whitcraft, G. E.
  White, E. S.
  White, W. C.
  Wenner, J. W.
  Wynne, Robert.
LOSSES.
Privates:
  Rosser, A. C., died.
  Walker, W. J., discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

This company assisted in all Liberty loan campaigns; conducted a regular drill every Monday night; furnished guards of honorr at the funerals of the deceased soldiers, and acted as guards when the war plane in connection with the fourth Liberty loan campaign landed here. The organization participated in opening united war work drive at Melvern, Kan., and other points in the county; acted as guards when thousands of people gathered on November 11, 1918, to celebrate the signing of the Armistice. Despite the great excitement during this celebration not an accident occurred. We assisted in getting recruits for the national army and rendered every service possible during the influenza epidemic. The influence of the officers and enlisted men were placed behind every patriotic movement during the period of the war.

OSAWATOMIE COMPANY.

Captain:
  Keith Clevenger.
First Lieutenant:
  Robert R. Parker.
Second Lieutenant:
  Fred Beckley.

No muster-out roll furnished.

OVERLAND PARK COMPANY.

Captain:
  R. W. Coleman.
First Lieutenant:
  C. E. Pincombe.
Second Lieutenant:
  Louis W. Breyfogle.

No muster-out roll furnished.

PEABODY COMPANY.

Captain:
  Bruce P. Conner.

First Lieutenant:
  Jerome E. Mulliken.

Second Lieutenant:
  Howard A. Ray.

First Sergeant:
  Niccolls, Walter C.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Griffiths, John W.

Sergeant:
  Brooks, Walter C.

Privates:
  Bigelow, Claude C.
  Carey, Raymond.
  Christie, C. Milton.
  Clark, Cassius M.
  DuBois, Irwin.
  Fisher, Virgil L.
  Fuller, Burrill.
  Gibbs, Albert M.
  Gibbs, Orville.
  Gunderman, George M.
  Haize, Clarence.
  Highfill, Fred.
  Hines, William H.
  Huddle, Clyde B.
  Hughes, William.
  Jones, John.
  Kornhous, Oliver.
  Lauck, Edwin.
  Logan, William.
  Lowry, Russell.
Privates-Concluded.
  Magee, Raymond A.
  Marsh, Charles H.
  Millikin, Fred.
  Noll, Hurd.
  Pevey, Cecil.
  Phillips, Claude.
  Reed, William D.
  Robinson, Marvin L.
  Rockhold, Fred.
  Runyon, Charles A.
  Runyon, Clyde.
  Russell, Elza.
  Skinner, Thornton C.
  Slater, Ellwood A.
  Snyder, Lawrence C.
  Stovall, Vernon.
  Swarts, William.
  Ulsh, Barton.
  Vinsonhaler, Charles I.
LOSSES.
Sergeants:
  Carothers, Scott,
    discharged.
  Symons, Thomas A.,
    discharged.

Corporals:
  Draper, Irwin, discharged.
  Gaunt, E. Ray, discharged.
  Isaacs, Fred, discharged.
  Rasmussen, Hans C.,
    discharged.
  Rhodes, George, discharged.
  Wehry, Harold F.,
    discharged.
  White, Walter, discharged.

Cooks:
  Bentz, Arthur E.,
    discharged.
  Bowers, Claude, discharged.

Musicians:
  Haupt, James C.,
    discharged.
  Sterling, L. Hubert,
    discharged.

Artificer:
  Milne, George, discharged.

Privates:
  Anderson, Ira E.,
    discharged.
  Arbsland, Leonard,
    discharged.
  Beeton, Ray discharged.
  Berns, Arnold, discharged.
  Brown, Earl S.,
    discharged.

Privates-Continued.
  Brown, Willie R.,
    discharged.
  Carr, Thomas P.,
    discharged.
  Cockley, Charles.
    discharged,
  Cullins, Bryan L.,
    discharged.
  Draper, Floyd, discharged.
  Fellingham, Leonard,
    discharged.
  Fisher, Emery W.,
    discharged.
  Fisher, LeRoy P.,
    discharged.
  Fost, Andrew P.,
    discharged.
  Furst, Mortimer S.,
    discharged.
  Green, Charles E.,
    discharged.
  Greene, David M.,
    discharged.
  Hansen, Martin C.,
    discharged.
  Hess, Don, discharged.
  Hoch, Raymond M.,
    discharged.
  Homan, Harry W.,
    discharged.
  Hope, Robert, discharged.
  Jackson, Gov H.,
    discharged.
  Kafton, William E.,
    discharged.
  Kieler, Fred A.,
    discharged.
  Kobel, Alonzo C.,
    discharged.
  Kurtze, Robert, discharged.
Privates-Concluded.
  LoVellette, Roy E.,
    discharged.
  Moffett, Joseph Orr,
    discharged.
  Moore, Earl C.,
    discharged.
  McKee, Vail, discharged.
  McLean, Frank,
    discharged.
  McMillen, Charles A.,
    discharged.
  McMillen, James E.,
    discharged.
  Rhodes, George W.,
    discharged.
  Rood, Harold, discharged.
  Russell, Fred S.,
    discharged.
  Sager, Eugene, discharged.
  Sands, Paul, discharged.
  Schwalk, Simon C.,
    discharged.
  Shores, Perry T.,
    discharged.
  Smith, Charley,
    discharged.
  Smith, Melvin A.,
    discharged.
  Stallwitz, Arthur,
    discharged.
  Stallwitz, Edward,
    discharged.
  Summers, Amer B.,
    discharged.
  Swarts, James, discharged.
  Wehry, John D.,
    discharged.
  Weiser, Hurley C.,
    discharged.
  White, Albert, discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

This company performed guard duty for the local grain elevators.

PITTSBURG COMPANY.

Captain:
  Carl Oscar Pingry.

First Lieutenant:
  Edwin Byron Hughes.

Second Lieutenant:
  John W. Fuhrer.

First Sergeant:
  Mangrum, Ronald E.

Sergeants:
  Brower, Lyle.
  Coulter, Orrin E.
  Hill, Clyde.
  Pompeny, Joseph A.

Corporals:
  Brinkeroff, Frederick W.
  Eyestorie, Tracy P.
  French, Arthur H.
  Henney, W. Earl.
  Lorenzen, Louis W.
  Oertle, Homer E.
  Stokes, Robert A.
  Wolf, William G.

Musician:
  Copen, Albert B.
  

Privates:
  Anderson, Ira W.
  Anderson, J. K. Bert.
  Armstrong, Joseph C.
  Baxter, Abram L.
  Bender, John F.
  Blackmail, Benjamin F.
  Boots, J. Lewis.
  Boylan, Hoyt F.
  Byers, Joseph..
  Carter, Edgar.
  Caskey, Robert E.
  Costello, Frank L.
  Countryman, Charles H.
  Cuthberton, Fred.
  Davies, Richard B.
  Dickinson, Frank H.
  Dominique, E. Paul.
  Evans, Flotow.
  Ferguson, Glen W.
  Finley, Charles E.
  Forester, Samuel J.
  Frazee, Earl H.
  Frohlich, Leo.
  Frohlich, Max.
  Gilbert, Elmer E.
  Goldman, Al E.
  Graham, Charles E.
  Hackett, Albert L.
  Hackett, Enrique W.
  Haile, R. Aaron.
  Harpold, George F.
  Hay, Iven.
  Hill, Charles H.
  Hobson, John R.
Privates-Concluded.
  Holden, Dana A.
  Hughes Edwin H.
  Hutchinson, John L.
  Jarrett, David R.
  Jenkins, Ralph E.
  Jones Frank B.
  Kidder, George W.
  Lang, James F.
  Lorillard, A. Jack,
  Matson, Charles E.
  Mendenhall, Edgar N.
  Moore, Wm. Paul.
  McInerney, Michael J.
  O'Connor, Edward J.
  Oehme, Otto H.
  Ogg, Otis F.
  Pease, Samuel J.
  Pease, Sidney A
  Pickering, Lester F.
  Presson, Frank C.
  Probst, Ruben J.
  Rae, James.
  Rickey, Lee A.
  Rowe, Charles H.
  Sebring, W. Ray.
  Smither, Elbert S.
  Spence, Mac.
  Stamm, Otto L.
  Wallace, William H.
  Walsh, Leo A.
  Wheeler, Jessie Lee.
  Williams, Alfred L.
  Wolleson, Lee.
  Wyatt, J. Clarence.
LOSSES.
First Lieutenant:
  James P. Engle, resigned.

Sergeants:
  Minerd, Sylvester L.,
    discharged.
  Nichols, Guy W.
    discharged.
  Schultz, George A., died.

Artificer:
  Jeffries, Horace E.,
    discharged.

Privates:
  Alexander, Floyd,
    discharged.
  Broughton, Frank, died.
  Coillot, Elie, died.

Privates-Concluded.
  Fields, Albert, discharged.
  Forrester, Charles R., died,
  Griffin, Alonzo, discharged.
  Lynch, Charles, discharged.
  Owensby, Oscar M.,
    discharged.
  Pole, Samuel J.,
    discharged.
  Wild, Frank, discharged.

ACTIVITIES.

In July, 1919, the company participated in the muster-in of the company of State Guards at Scammon, and in August, 1918, the company assisted in the muster-in of the company at Columbus, and took part in battalion review. During months of August and September the company guarded a number of government airplanes in Pittsburg. In October, 1918, the company took part in a review of battalion at Pittsburg. At this time the company was reviewed by Governor Arthur Capper. The company drilled two nights every week, for about two hours, from July 15, 1918, until about the middle of October, when drilling was stopped on account of epidemic of influenza. A noncommissioned officers' school was held once every week.

PRETTY PRAIRIE COMPANY.

Captain:
  Earl Ross.

First Lieutenant:
  C. W. Claybaugh.

Second Lieutenant:
  Albert Knight.

First Sergeant:
  Graber, Jesse A.

Quartermaster Sergeant:
  Hanes, W. H.

Sergeants:
  Barton, W. W.
  Bush, D. W.
  Dunkin, O. K.
  Hendricks, I. C.

Corporals:
  Bush, Earl F.
  Chambelin, L. E.

Corporals-Concluded.
  Henry, Ray.
  Hobbs, Ben S.
  Pritchard, Ray.
  Santee, John P.

Privates:
  Adams, Bluford.
  Barton: A. H.
  Barton, V. J.
  BixIer, Roy.
  Blew, Frank
  Brownlee, J. A.
  Brubaker, Sam.
  Buhler, D. B.
  Bush E. R.
  Carithers, J. C.
  Collingwood, Lelo.
  Dafforn, H. L.
  Dale, John A.
  Field, F. C.
  French, L. R.
  Hendricks, W. E.
  Jester, Albert.
  Krehbiel, E. D.
  Krehbiel, H. D.

Privates-Concluded.
  Lockhart, H. M.
  Luckey, R. H.
  McCubbins, C. W.
  Penington, Ben J.
  Penington, H. L.
  Pike, Lee.
  Pritchard, Albert.
  Roots, Charlie.
  Roots, Clarence.
  Santee, Dick.
  Santee, Fred.
  Schmitt, J. W.
  Schmitt, Walter.
  Seyb, Edgar.
  Shapcott, Harmon.
  Siebert, Ray H.
  Steward, Bert.
  Stevens, V. C.
  Smith, C. E.
  Smith, G. D.
  Smith, John O.
  White, Ed.
  White, Tom.
  Winfrey, J. F.

ACTIVITIES.

This company was organized by Capt. Earl Ross and Lieut. C. W. Claybaugh and was not mustered in by a recruiting officer, as the Armistice was signed before we could have it done. Captain Berry of Hutchinson was to have done this.

This company drilled every Monday night from July 15, 1918, until November 11, 1918, and it can be said that its active presence made a decided impression in this particular vicinity, which is mostly German.

PROTECTION COMPANY.

Captain:
  Earl O. Peeler.

First Lieutenant:
  Emery E. Fleming.

Second Lieutenant:
  William T. Brewer.

First Sergeant:
  Kimes, Jacob I.

Artificer:
  Keltner, Claude.

Privates:
  Anderson, William.
  Ashcraft, Chester P.
  Baker, Frank A.

Privates-Continued.
  Baxter, Fred.
  Baxter, Mack.
  Bedinger, John.
  Brewer, Ben L.
  Brower, Frank E.
  Chambers, Adrian B.
  Chase, Thomas.
  Densmore, Harold W.
  Feger, Frank.
  Guyer, Earnest H.
  Hale, John.
  Hall, Bert M.
  Hall, Glen.
  Harbaugh, Eli S.
  Harmon, Dallas.
  Hughes, B. L.
  Jones, D. Ellis.
  Lawrence, Elmer G.
  Lund, Carrol.
  Monticue, Wilbert C.
Privates-Concluded.
  Morton, John R.
  Myers, Thearen A.
  Pierce, Charles M.
  Price, Reed W.
  Ring, Fred.
  Rowland, Claude.
  Scovell, Eugene D
  Simonds, Ira L.
  Simonds, Neal H.
  Smith, Bert.
  Snyder, Robert.
  Stanfield, Albert.
  Stark, Bert M.
  Taves, Frank.
  Thornhill, Alva L.
  Thornhill, Noel R.
  Tobias, Daniel E.
  Ward, Alanzo.
  White, William.
  Young, Cliffton.

ACTIVITIES.

The Protection company performed patrol duty in the business section of the town for about eight weeks, when the light was damaged by fire, leaving the town in darkness. The company also had charge of the services on Decoration Day.

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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