We’ve just read Anna’s own words in the last post. Let’s fill in a few details about her early life.Continue reading
We have a guest author for this post – Anna Kloppenberg Teply Mengers (1G).
This article is copied from “The Kloppenberg / Overwald Family History”, by Ed Kloppenberg.
The article was written in December 1992. I suspect it was really written by Alice Teply Karr, Anna’s daughter.Continue reading
Here are others of our great-grandfathers who served in World War I.
- Thomas P Gallagher
- Ralph H Jarvis
- Ralph E Cheney
The Armistice occurred on November 11, 1918.
By the end of November, the army had refocused its mission:
- The army in Europe was now an army of occupation
- A major demobilization was begun to return the troops to civilian life.
At 0830 on the morning of November 11, word was received at 89th Division headquarters that an armistice would go into effect at 1100 and that all firing should cease at that time.Continue reading
Ben Teply took a shrapnel wound in his right thigh on the afternoon of September 12.
Using his own records, some collateral info, and a bit of conjecture, we can follow his medical treatment.Continue reading
The battle of St. Mihiel was the first major operation of an all-American force.Continue reading
By 1918, the war in Europe had become a bloody stalemate.
In 1916 alone, battles at Verdun and the Somme each resulted in nearly one million killed and wounded.Continue reading
On April 27, Colonel Reeves of the 353rd held a secret meeting with the company commanders.
“We’re going over soon; make your plans accordingly.”Continue reading