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Peter C. Trapp, World War I soldier

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P. C. TRAPP Return photo to Peter Trapp, 203 South Second, Herington, Ks


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Corporal Peter C. Trapp-a fine young man who spent several years in this community, was killed in ac-tion in France, November 4th, just a week before the signing of the armistice according to a telegram received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Trapp of Herington, Kansas last Friday evening. His mother, is a sister of Mrs. August Kramer, Mrs. Clemens Weber and Mrs. Thomas Carlin and Frank Shump of this vicinity and the word was received here Sunday. For more than a year, Peter Trapp made his home with his uncle and aunt, M. and Mrs. Thomas Carlin and to them as to other relatives, he was one of the family. His last letter written to Mr. and Mrs. Carlin and published in this paper spoke of his affection for them. Just before entering the National Army at Camp Funston he was engaged in farming for himself at Herington, having put in forty acres of wheat. He was enlisted in Company M. 353rd Infantry, the All-Kansas regiment. He leaves his parents, one brother and five sisters, one sister residing at Junction City and one at Salina, John, Julia, Anna and Ella at home.


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Corp. P.C. Trapp was born Dec 20 1891 at Seneca Kans & moved to Herington with his parents where he lived until Oct 4 1917. He went to Camp Funston where he was in Com. 353rd Infantry 89th Div In spring of 1918 He went to France & served until Nov 1, 1918. when he was killed in action Battle of Argonne He was buried in National Cemetery & Muse France He was a member of Knights Colombus.


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Send to Peter Trapp 203-50 2nd.

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