Milwaukee'r Arbeiter-Zeitung

Milwaukee'r Arbeiter-Zeitung

Monday, May 29, 2017

Family memorials to WWI soldier Private Eugene Griepentrog, 1918-1930

Pvt. Eugene Griepentrog was a Milwaukee boy who died in the WWI conflict in France on 28 May 1918. His friend Pvt. August Beckmann, and another Milwaukeean, Herbert Schmidt also died that week. They were members of Co. K of the 28th Infantry Regiment.
The local German-American papers published articles and photos in 1918, but the Griepentrog family published a memorial on the anniversary of Eugene's death in 1919 and 1920. When his remains were brought back to Milwaukee for reburial in 1921 his parents published death notices and a public thanks, and then a memorial for him every year after that until 1930.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Die Hallen der Turnvereine in Milwaukee, 1890s

Turnhalle-Humboldt (Center St.), Turnhalle-Bahnfrei (North Ave.), Turnhalle-Vorwärts (Teutonia Ave.)
Bundes Turnhalle (Central Teachers School & Gymnasium, N. Broadway)
Turnhalle-Milwaukee (4th St.), Turnhalle der Südseite (National Ave.), Turnhall der Nordseite (Walnut St.),