Fred Wohlwend

Army Badge
  • Name: Fred Wohlwend
  • Location of Birth: Barnesville, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: May 2, 1888
  • Date of Death: February 11, 1960 (71 years old)
  • Parents: Casper Wohlwend and Mary (Reitz) Wohlwend
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  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: May 25, 1918 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: June 27, 1919 (Discharge Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Information from World War I Draft Registration Card for Fred Wohlwend:

    Name: Fred Wohlwend
    Age: 29
    Home Address: Barnesville, Minnesota
    Birthdate: May 2, 1888
    United States Natural Born Citizen
    Born in Skree, Minnesota
    Occupation: Farmer
    Employed at Town of Skree
    Fred was medium height, medium built, had blue eyes and his hair color was light.

    World War II Draft Registration Card for Fred Wohlwend:

    Name: Fred Wohlwend
    Address: R. #1 Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minn.
    Mailing Address: Same
    Telephone: 11F110
    Age in Years: 53
    Place of Birth: Barnesville, Minnesota, USA
    Date of Birth: May 2, 1888
    State: Minn.
    Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. Clara Wohlwend
    Gender: Male
    Residence Date: 1942
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Relationship to Draftee: Head
    Military Draft Date: 1942
    Height: 5 6
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Weight: 170
    Complexion: Ruddy

    United States Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939:

    Name: Fred Wohlwend
    Departure Date: 8 Aug 1918
    Departure Place: Brooklyn, New York
    Residence Place: Barnesville, Minn
    Father: Casper C. Wohlwend
    Ship: Terelsas
    Military Unit: 159th Inf
    Rank: Private
    Notes: Company "A" 159 Infantry

    Fred served in Company L, 324th Infantry of the United States Army.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    A former resident of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, Mr. Wohlwend moved to Tacoma seventeen years ago.

    He was a retired electrician, a member of the Lutheran Church, and a member in the Ray C. Roberts Post Veterans of Foreign Wars in Tacoma, Washington.

    Surviving besides his wife, Clara (Hagen) Wohlwend, are three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Goodwin, Mrs. James Maberly, and Mrs. William St. Martin; two brothers, Walter and William; two sisters, Mrs. Rothermund and Mrs. Gus Seefeldt; and seven grandchildren.

    Fred died at a Tacoma, Washington hospital and is buried in Mountain View Memorial Park at Tacoma, Washington.

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