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Camp Taylor - World War I

The Following men went to Camp Taylor on August 1, 1918:

Ernest L. Ferenbach, Frank F. Loy, Thomas E. Lanham, Louis H. Vahle, Roy B. Piggott, Louis Lee Davis, Bernard J. Kallal, Henry Lee Massey, Edward Hagen, Andrew A. Hetzel, Blaine Thompson, John H. Feyerbend, Charles Henry Beach, Harry Oberlin, John J. Welsh, Wesley G. Jones, Harry W. Nickens, Henry Bechtold, Charles Seehausen, John R. Lock, Clyde L. Felter, Charles W. Boehler, William Steckel, Tony Vahle and Dr. Lorens Enos, First Lieutenant.

There were five limited service men who left at the same time as the Camp Taylor contingent bound for Syracuse, N.Y., to guard and fire duty at ports of embarkation, as follows:
John Seimer of Grafton; Russell Matthews, Ralph Giers and Charles Anderson of Jerseyville; and John E. Greeling of Dow. On August 3, 1918, two colored men, Amos Fairfax and Edward Brown left Jerseyville for Fort Dodge, Iowa for general duty.

(Source: "History of Jersey Co." 1919)