Private First Class Earl Eugene Waldvogle

PFC Waldvogle

World War I

US Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Born: December 11, 1894 - Nebraska
Inducted: September 1917 - Iowa
Killed in action October 4, 1918 in the Argonne
Buried: Plot G, Row 14, Grave 04,
   Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France

Son of Augustus Eugene Waldvogle of Akron and Marie (Harmon) Waldvogle Lucas Gilbert of Iowa. Earl grew up in Washington County near Henry.

Earl Waldvogle Marker
Photo by ABMC Staff

April 18, 1919 Akron Weekly Pioneer Press
Reprint of Davenport, Iowa, newspaper article

Mother Learns of Son's Death in Battle Line

Photo caption - Pvt Earl Waldvogle

Official confirmation of the news of her son's death was received yesterday in a telegram from the war department to Mrs. M.L. Lucas, 427 East Fourteenth street, Davenport. Pvt Waldvogle had previously been reported, in an official casualty list issued in the latter part of November, among those who had died of disease. No word, however, was received by the mother who persisted in the hope that her son might be among the living. Hope gave way to resignation when the months passed by and she did not hear from him. Yesterday's telegram stated briefly that Pvt. Earl Eugene Waldvogle, Co. F, 26th infantry regiment of the 1st division, had been killed in action in France on Oct. 4.

Pvt. Waldvogle was born on Dec. 11, 1894 in Dakota county, Neb., where he lived until he was ten years old. The family then removed to Akron, Colo., where the deceased grew to manhood. He was educated in the public schools of Akron. He came to Davenport with his mother about three years ago. Previous to being drafted in to the service he had been employed at the Western Flour Mills and at the Rock Island arsenal. He was drafted in September 1917 and he received his training at Camp Dodge and Camp Pike. He arrived overseas in July of the following year and was immediately sent into action. He had served in many important battles.

The survivors are his mother, Mrs. M.L. Lucas; his father, A.E. Waldvogle of Akron, Colo.; two brothers, William in Germany with the army of occupation and Laurence at home, and one sister, Velma.


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