Wednesday, October 17, 2018

PVT Alfred Clinton Weesner

Alfred on our left, Clifford seated to right
PVT 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.

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