“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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. Click to hear the 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"

Ahart Joe Fireman 3d Class Ahrendt Herbert Pvt Allen Walter Pvt Andres Carl A Pvt Bandy Charles T Seaman Bartelt Albert Emil Cpl Bartlett Charles Pvt Bergner Edward Pvt Bisheau Oakley Pvt Bohnsdahl Sigurd App Seaman Bonkoski Frank Pvt Bricks Raymond Pvt Broetzman Arthur W Pvt Brown Dwight L 2nd Lieut Inf Bruess Helmuth Pvt Burns James A Pvt Burns John E Pvt Busche Christ A Pvt Busche Henry Pvt Bychinski Nick J Pvt Cannon James H Pvt Case Fred T Pvt Cayo Edw J 1st Sgt Chapman Geo W
World War I Guardian Angel Monument image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2011
2. World War I Guardian Angel Monument
Colombo John Arthur Seaman Eggleston Claude LeRoy Cpl Mar Erickson Carl Pvt Feck Ernest Pvt 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
Guardian Angel and Soldier image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2011
3. Guardian Angel and Soldier
Kroening Emil C Cpl Krueger Arthur W Pvt La Dusire Frank Edw Pvt Lendowsky Leo J Sgt Luchterhand 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. mile away); Pioneer Rehabilitation Center (approx. 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 765 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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