Benton County, MN
WWI, the Great War
Soldiers of the Great War (1920), Vol 2, has a list of soldiers killed in the Great War, including 17 from Benton County, MN. It also has photos of 6 soldiers, 4 who died and 2 more who were wounded.
Sergeant BRIESE, Hasso Adolph, of Rice. Killed in Action.
Private BRODA, Andrew, of Ronneby. Died of Disease.
Private DUSCHA, John F., of Foley. Died of Wounds.
Private GOSSWILLER, Robert C., of Rice. Killed in Action.
Private GRUBA, Frank, of Gilman. Killed in Action.
Private HOWE, Earl J., of Foley. Killed in Action.
Private JENSON, Jens C., of Foley. Died of Disease.
Private KELASCH, Frank, of Foley. Killed in Action.
Private LESNAU, John N., of Sauk Rapids. Killed in Action.
Axel E. NELSON of Little Falls (Morrison County), and Axel L. NELSON of Ronneby (Benton County), are both included in "Killed in Action" list. Axel NELSON of Ronneby is in the "Died of Disease" list. The caption on the photo says that Axel E. NELSON of Ronneby Died of Disease. There was also a Fred G. NELSON, and John NELSON, both of Little Falls, in the "Died of Disease" list.
Private NESENSON, William A., of Ronneby. Died of Disease.
Private SCHRIEBER, Bennie, of Sauk Rapids. Died of Disease.
Private STOWE, Clarence G., of Foley. Died of Accident.
Updated 15 May 2020 by William Haloupek
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