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Old 06-12-2014, 01:37 PM
 
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Dear members,



I live in the city of Waregem.
It's here where some of some US soldiers from WWI are burried on the Cemetery of Flanders Fields.
The ABMC and The American Legion Flanders Field Post BE02 started a project called "Adopt A Grave".
This means that citizens of Belgium can "adopt" a grave of a fallen US soldier.
We heve to go visit the grave, put some flowers, be present on special days like Memorial Day,....
I've adopted the grave of Pvt Louis Fred Landgraf, 148th Infantry Reg, 37th Division.
Born may 6th 1894 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Killed in Action near Waregem november 1th 1918.

Son of Frank Landgraf and Johanna (Jettie) Tietjen.

I'm looking for more information about Louis Landgraf.
There is not much to find about him on the internet.

Is there somebody who can help me finding more information about this person.

Maybe some relatives from Louis Landgraf.

It would mean a lot for me to construct the history of this soldier.

Thank you in advance for any help!
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Old 06-12-2014, 02:46 PM
 
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i think that's wonderful what you are all doing.

Not sure if this is of any help, but i wonder if a site like ancestry.com may be a starting point. While you aren't looking for a relative of your own, i'm wondering if by entering that name it may pull up some additional data that could lead you in the right direction.

Or perhaps the local Sheboygan newspapers could be of help. I actually out of curiosity googled Sheboygan papers in WW1 and the link below popped up.

Re: US World War 1 soldier Louis Landgraf – died of wounds - Flanders Field



good luck!
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Old 06-12-2014, 04:19 PM
 
Location: 2016 Clown Car...fka: Wisconsin
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I found an excellent article in the Sheboygan Press about him dated 17 Dec. 1918. Let me see if I can screen capture it and I could scan and send it to you via email. I will also dig a little more to see what else I can find.

Edited to add: I was able to screen capture the article so I can send that on to you. I also checked to see if anyone was tracking this line through Ancestry.com and while I only found one family tree, the person has not been active in a while so it may be a dead end. Let me know if you would like me to send the article along.

RVcook

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Old 06-13-2014, 07:56 AM
 
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@Ranger 17: I've looked allready on that site. The article you've posted I found also. But I thank you for your reply and help on my research.

@RVcook: Wow...that's excellent news! I would be very pleased to have all you've found about this person.
I could help me out a lot on my research. Thank you for your help!!
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Old 06-13-2014, 08:43 AM
 
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There is a book: http://www.flandersfieldbook.be/INFO/AANKOPEN.html

Says its back in Print, 40EU + Postage (Local pickup available) You might want to check your local library also, or reach out to the authors.


Also a website: flandersfieldbook.be



Thank-you and your community for honoring our WW1 Men who (Next of kin) have left them in Belgium to be with there Comrades. But they are not forgotten...
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Old 06-13-2014, 08:54 AM
 
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@flyonpa:

Thank you for your comment. I have the book here.
There's a page about Louis Landgraf in the book.
But my goal is to reconstruct the whole life of him.
There for I'm looking for all the information I can find.
Also, I hope to find some relatives to make contact with, so I can let them know that their family member is remembered and not will be forgotten.
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:41 AM
 
Location: 2016 Clown Car...fka: Wisconsin
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...@RVcook: Wow...that's excellent news! I would be very pleased to have all you've found about this person. I could help me out a lot on my research. Thank you for your help!!
Just sent you a PM.

RVcook
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Old 06-14-2014, 04:45 AM
 
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Johan, have you considered contacting the local paper in Sheboygan and discussing what you are doing? This really could be an interesting piece, one they may be able to help with.
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Old 06-14-2014, 06:44 AM
 
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Another suggestion would be the local VFW Post. I wasn't able to include a link but that could be a good source for some historical data.
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Old 06-14-2014, 06:54 AM
 
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@Ranger17:

I have send an email to some local newspapers in Sheboygan, thank for the tip.
Also is a veteran association busy on looking for info.

My goal is to get as many info as I can get by the most channels I can find.
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