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World War I-era memorial card in the German language, honoring the life of Corporal Paul C. Knoblauch of rural Reno County, Kansas. Paper mourning card with central fold and images of Jesus, the U.S. flag, and Knoblauch. The subject lived in a German-speaking farming community west of Wichita. He enlisted in the armed forces when the U.S. entered World War I in late 1917, and went to Europe with the 7th Infantry Regiment of the Army's Third Division. The Third participated in three major operations, including the Marne and the Meuse-Argonne. Knoblauch died on a battlefield northwest of Verdun in October 1918.
Item Number: 221188
KSHS Identifier: 1996.80.2
Collections - Museum
Community Life - Religion - Christianity - Catholic
Date - 1910s - 1918
Home and Family - Death and funerals
Military - Wars - World War I
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Card - Commemorative
People - European Americans - Germans
Places - Counties - Reno
Thematic Time Period - World War I, 1914-1919
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts