A memorial to those who served in the 116th Infantry Regiment, "The Stonewall Brigade"
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
PVT Alfred Clinton Weesner
Alfred on our left, Clifford seated to right
Alfred Clinton Weesner was born 29 Jan 1894 one of 10 children of
William Rufus and Sarah Ellen (Carnes) Weesner of Searsboro, Iowa. A typical farm family of the time. He is
shown here with his hand resting on his brother, Clifford Ernest Weesner
(15 Jan 1892 - 11 Sep 1918). Alfred was assigned to B Company 116th
Infantry and his brother to F Company 339 Infantry. Brother John Virgil Weesner also served in the Great
War but survived. Sister Lucy E (Weesner) Martin (already a widow) died in 1918 of
influenza like brother Clifford did while serving in Russia as part of the "Polar Bear expedition". PVT Alfred Weesner died 17 Oct 1918 and is
buried in Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley, Michigan as is Clifford.