Location: Buffalo County WI

Wisconsin Gold Star List – Buffalo County

Army Borst, Loron D., 23, Mondovi; rct, Camp Shelby, Miss.; dd (pneu) Nov 13, ’18. Briggs, Simon P., 24, Modena; sgt hqco 3231abbn QMC; d of injury (murdered by stabbing with knife) Oct 10, ’18. Cooke, Rodney S., Mondovi ; 2Lt 337inf ; U. S.; dd (pernicious anemia) Jy 18,’18. Dablestein, Edward George, 23, Arcadia; pvt 3bn farpldrft, Camp Zachary Taylor; dd (pneu) Oct 13,’18. Dillon, Harry, 28, Mondovi; 2Lt 26inf; near Soissons, St. Mihiel; DSM, Croix de Guerre; kia Oct 4,’18. Gallus, John Albert, 27, Montana; WNG; sgt 128inf; Alsace, Chateau Thierry, near Soissons, near Verdun ; kia Oct 22, ’18. Huettell, William R., 25, Arcadia; pvt mgtngcntr; dd (pneu) Jan 7, ’19. Johnson, Jacob Bert, 22, Alma; rct unasgnd, Camp Nichols; dd (pneu) Nov 7, ’18. Koenig, Edward J., 27, Alma; pvt 6fa, kia Oct 4,’18. Miller, Arthur, 30, Alma; pvt 47inf ; kia Oct 10, ’18. Mueller, Benjamin H., 28, Alma; 2Lt 167inf; Aisne-Marne, La Croix Rouge Farm; dw Jy 27, ’18. Ness, Eric M., 25, Nelson; pvt casco396; dd (pneu) Oct 9,’18. Schlag, Henry Frederick, 27, Glencoe; pvt 152depbrig; U. S.; dd (pneu) Sept 29, ’18. Spies, Louis P., 24, Nelson; pvt 58inf; kia (sinking of Moldavia) May 23, ’18. Uhlig, Arno Edward, 21, Mondovi; pvt mgtngcntr, Camp Hancock, Ga. ; dd (pneu) Oct 8,...

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West, N. K. – Obituary

N. K. West, Pioneer Merchant, Dies At Summerville Home Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon for N. K. West, pioneer La Grande merchant who died Saturday night of a heart attack at the age of 73. Last rites will be said for Mr. West, who founded the firm of N. K. West here 41 years ago, at the Snodgrass chapel with Rev. George H. Marrs, pastor of the First Baptist church, in charge. Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery beside his daughter, Ada, who died 18 years ago. Nathaniel Kendrick West was born at Mondovi, Wis., Aug. 31, 1866 and when a young man moved to Portland, where he entered the clothing business with his father, N. K. West Sr., on Portland’s east side, later being set up in business by his father with a younger brother, Thaddeus, now dead. Mr. West was one of a long line of pioneer merchants that kept the name of N. K. West in the clothing business in La Grande and Portland for the past 60 years. He was married in Portland, his wife Mattie, later dying. He came to La Grande in 1899, with J. D. Smith, still an employee of the West firm. and bought out the Jay Brooks clothing and dry goods company, located in the same building as the present store. About two years...

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Monpas, Leona R. Lunderville Mrs. – Obituary

Leona R. Monpas, 83, of Baker City, died Feb. 10, 2005, at her home. Her graveside funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Ralph Holcomb will officiate. Visitations will be held today until 7 p.m. at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Leona Rica Monpas was born June 18, 1921, at Mondovi, Wis., to Alvin and Lucillia (Craker) Lunderville. She received her schooling in Chippewa Falls and had special training in secretarial work. On April 8, 1938, she married Leon John Monpas in Milwaukee, Wis. In 1941, the couple moved to Port Angeles, Wash., where they remained until 1966 when they moved to Astoria. They resided in Astoria until they came to Baker City in 2001. Leona served as VFW secretary for 20 years. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed traveling, fishing, flea markets, antiques and playing cards. She is survived by her husband, Leon; a son, Charles, and his wife, Lois, of Baker City; a daughter, Diane Wilkins, and her husband, Dale, of Carefree, Ariz.; grandchildren, Craig Monpas of Canby, Kent Monpas and his wife, Kara, and Lloyd Monpas of Casper, Wyo., Darrel Wilkins and his wife, Diana, of Snohomish, Wash., Diana Spak and her husband, Pat, of Woodinville, Wash., Kendra Van Cleave and her husband, Tony, of John Day and Kurtis Monpas of Boise; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was...

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Biography of John J. Pluemer

John J. Pluemer, for many years a resident of Freeport, is now passed eighty-two years, and has given up all active business enterprises. He has been an active and pushing man of affairs, and has borne his part in life manfully. He was born in Ost Friesland, now a part of Prussia, Jan. 3, 1817, where he attended school until he was about 16. To secure for him a better education his father put him into a lawyer’s office where he remained until he was nineteen. His father was a farmer and dealer in peat for fuel purposes, the latter on an extensive scale, and as John J. was an only son, the business required and received personal attention. When he reached the age of twenty-seven his father retired and turned the entire business over to him. Mr. Pluemer conducted it until 1852, but as he was outspoken in his convictions and antagonized the opinions of the world around him, he sold out and sought a home in the freer world of the new west. Despite his peculiar views and the opposition of the ministers, he had been elected to a position in his German home corresponding to that of supervisor in this country. In March 1852 he sailed from Bremen, leaving his wife and family to follow him the next August. He landed in New York May 1,...

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