Thursday, May 23, 2013

Cincinnati, OH ~ World War I Honor Roll for Memorial Day 2013

I usually fill this space with stories about my New England and Maritime Canada ancestors. And, last summer, I wrote about the World War I monument in Bridgton, Maine, which lists my grandfather, Howard Seavey.

That story, and quite a few others, are part of an ongoing series started by Heather Wilkinson Rojo of Nutfield Genealogy, where genealogy bloggers are transcribing the names on Honor Roll monuments and plaques around the country, listing them in blog posts, thereby making the names searchable by various search engines on the web. This will enable genealogists and family historians to find their ancestors and build their family trees.

Since I work in Cincinnati, Ohio, I've decided to share the names on a World War I Honor Roll plaque located in the lobby of the federal courthouse, which used to house the United States Post Office. This post will be included on Heather's blog, under the tab Honor Roll Project.

This plaque is located on the right-hand wall just inside the east door of the
 Potter Stewart United States Courthouse in Cincinnati, Ohio.


WORLD WAR HONOR ROLL
1917     1918

George M. Ake
John L. Anthony, Jr.
Alfred G. Bach
Edward P. Bradstreet
Paul F. Bauer
Herbert G. Brunner
Raymond T. Bryson
Julius Block
Bernard Bryan
Edward L. Ball
Carl A. Barnhardt
Albert W. Beckman
Fred H. Busch
Wm. L. Dougherty
Edward Esterkamp
Edward E. Evans
Spencer G. Essell
Bernard H. Ebker
Thomas Flanagan
Ben A. Fangman
John J. Glenn
George H. Gravius
B.H. Goertemoeller
Herbert P. Herier
John G. Halpin
Jos. F. Hellmann, Jr.
Robert E. Hoffman
John E. Hendrixson
Jacob L. Haft
Percy H. Hawkins
Jos. J. Heltman
Hannibal Hull
Stanley J. Hill
Ernest G. Ingram
Daniel J. Joy
Mervon Jackson
Marion B. Kohlhepp
Fred H. Kipf
Wm. L. Kottmyer
Erwin J. Knecht
Cornelius J. Keating, Jr.
John T. Knoll
Harry W. Knight, Jr.
Alex. C. Piket, Jr.
Wm. G. Keck
Edwin H. Kinney
George F. Lindeman
Fred Linciman
Earl W. Lichtendahl
Wm. J. Morrissey
Joesph Moeller
Walter H. Moebus
Edward E. Mutschler
George J. North
Joseph A. O'Neil
Clarence G. Ruoff
Samuel F. Ridings
John Rath
Fred G. Rost
Charles Riesenberger
John F. Reinke
Edgar J. Roof
Emmett A. Stephenson
Joseph A. Sattler
Joseph A. See
Louis C. E. Schnelle
Wm. E. Sheppard
Edward F. Springmeier
Edwin W. Schneider
Harry W. Schweninger
Carlisle H. Snell
Edward Schulz
Rudolph G. Schmidt
Clifford C. Scheidt
H.L. Shoemaker
Edwin L. Turner
David F. Tippenhauer
Frank H. Trickler, Jr.
Emeran B. Tillan
James P. Timon
Frederick J. Vosseler
Fred J. Vance
Edwin W. Wright
Amos J. Woeber
Charles R. Welti
Geo. Weidmann, Jr.
Albert H. Westerkamp
Clarence W. Wagner

IN A RIGHTEOUS CAUSE THEY HAVE WON IMMORTAL GLORY AND HAVE NOBLY SERVED THEIR NATION IN SERVING MANKIND  1918
Woodrow Wilson 1917

ERECTED A.D. 1919 BY OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE CINCINNATI POST OFFICE
E.C. Shaw & Co. Cinti.,O.

An Interesting Footnote

A triumphal arch was constructed for the returning soldiers at the end of World War I. It was set up on the south side of 5th Street, across from the Post Office, now the courthouse, where this plaque hangs. In the photo below, the soldiers, marching east, are passing under the arch inscribed "Honor For Duty Nobly Done."



-- Photo copyright Don Prout of Cincinnativiews.net and used with permission

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