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Wausau in Marathon County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

World War I Guardian Angel Monument

World War I Monument Plaque image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2011
1. World War I Monument Plaque
Inscription. "Erected by the people of Marathon County and Burns Post No. 388 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. in grateful appreciation of the noble sacrifices of those from this county who gave their lives in the World War 1917–1918"

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World War I Guardian Angel Monument image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2011
2. World War I Guardian Angel Monument
Fischer John A Cpl · Gappa Joseph W Pvt · Gebelein Wm Pvt · Geisler A J Seaman 2nd Class · Gerhartz Peter Pvt · Glatczak Michael Pvt · Goetsch Emil Pvt · Gossage Roy Pvt · Gregware Henry Pvt · Greiner Anton A Pvt · Hart Geo L Pvt · Hauser Aug M Pvt · Heidemann Emil Pvt · Heisler Albert Jr Pvt · Hekedesh Andrew T Pvt · Hlava Ladislaus G Pvt · Hoernke Carl Ernst Pvt · Hoffer Frank Pvt · Horak Norbert J Wagoner · Johnas Frank F Pvt · Johnson Hjalmer G Pvt · Kaser Peter H Pvt · Keinhofer Louis Pvt · Kiefer Walter C Pvt · Knaack Albert Pvt · Knaack Edw Pvt · Kniess Albert W Pvt · Knudson Harry M Seaman · Koppa Joe H Pvt · Kops Otto Cpl · Kortus Paul Felix Pvt · Kregel Edw Cpl · Kroening Emil C Cpl · Krueger Arthur W Pvt · La Dusire Frank Edw Pvt · Lendowsky Leo J Sgt · Luchterhand
Guardian Angel and Soldier image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2011
3. Guardian Angel and Soldier
Paul Emil Pvt · Luedtke Geo H Pvt · Mabbott Douglas Pvt · Maguire James Pvt · Marquardt Frank W Pvt · Matysik Alexander J Pvt · Mauritz Geo Pvt · Melang Otto C Cook · Meyer Benjamin G Pvt · Miller John F Pvt · Monten Leo M Pvt · Montgomery Frank T 2nd Lieut Inf · Moore Levi B Seaman · Mulligan Robert Cpl · Munson Louis Pvt · Myers Frank J Pvt · Mehrbass Henry Pvt · Nelson Earl Pvt · Nest Aug H Pvt · Ninneman John Wagoner · Oertel Arthur A Pvt · Oertel Emil L Pvt · Passow Ferdinand A Pvt · Paszek Stanulus Pvt · Patrick Edgar L Pvt · Pearson Ernest W Sgt · Peckham Guy E Pvt · Petri Wm Pvt · Pickett Lee F 2nd Lieut Inf · Plautz F W Sgt · Ponczoch John Pvt · Prochnow Reinhoed G Pvt · Punk Frank E Pvt · Radant Arthur E Pvt · Raduechel Walter Pvt · Rahn Emil Max Pvt · Roll Wm A Pvt · Rose Henry M Pvt · Saeger Wm Pvt · Sawyer Edw A Pvt · Schantz Jos C Pvt · Schmitt John S Pvt · Schoepke Aug F Pvt · Schremp Walter H Pvt · Schultz Robert W Pvt · Sell Edward R Pvt · Skaya Barney Pvt · Smith Frank Pvt · Smith Peter C Pvt · Snelling Geo A Pvt · Spitzenberger Herman J Pvt · Strachota Albert A Pvt · Sutter Geo J · Swanson Charles E Cpl · Tischendorf Carl Pvt · Torgerson James A Marine · Umhoffer Anton L Pvt · Veitenhaus Joseph F Pvt · Von Stojentin Wm Pvt · Weigel Nick A Pvt · Werner Bernard J Pvt · Wilionowski Wm Joseph Pvt · Willner Edwin F Pvt · Wirkus Daniel J Pvt · Witte Fred J Pvt · Zastrow Fred G Pvt · Zettler Paul Pvt · Zochert Oscar Pvt

"Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends"

Erected 1923 by the people of Marathon County and Burns Post No. 388 Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Location. 44° 57.436′ N, 89° 37.541′ W. Marker is in Wausau, Wisconsin, in Marathon County. Marker is at the intersection of Forest Street (State Highway 52) and North 5th Street, on the left when traveling east on Forest Street. Touch for map. Monument is on the west lawn of the Marathon County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Forest Street, Wausau WI 54403, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of the Bulge Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Cutler Post Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Third Marathon County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); The Federal Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Pioneer Rehabilitation Center (approx. ¼ mile away); Wausau Water Works (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Workers' Compensation Law (approx. half a mile away); Big Bull Falls (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wausau.
More about this marker. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Burns Post 388 raised $20,629 from the community to build the statues. Sculptor Carl Heber of New York created the memorial which was dedicated on May 30, 1923. The sculptures were to be finished in time for Armistice Day, November 11, 1922, but was delayed because of the inability to get materials due to strikes in New York.
Source: Wausau Daily Herald; July 9, 2007
Categories. War, World I
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 777 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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