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Pvt. Edward Schwear
United States Army
July 11, 1895 - October 9, 1918

  Edward Schwear was a victim of influenza, which imperiled the
lives of many soldiers more than the military forces of the
Hohenzollerns and Hapsburgs.  He was born in Stendal, Pike County,
Indiana, July 11, 1895.  When he was twelve years old he moved to
Lynnville, and two years later to Evansville.  In this city he
attended Delaware School.  For several years he worked in a
printing shop as a press feeder.  In 1916 he went to Huntington,
Indiana, where he was employed as a gear builder in a buggy
factory.

   He took his physical examination as Jasper, and on May 28, 1918,
he left for Camp Taylor.  A week later he was transferred to Camp
Vail, N.J.  Later during that summer he went to Camp Meade, Md.
During the latter part of September, he fell victim to influenza.
He died October 9, 1918.  On the eighteenth of that month his
body arrived in Evansville.  He was buried from St. Lucas Church,
in Oak Hill Cemetery.  Rev. Schiek officiated as the funeral services.

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Sons of Men: Evansville's War Record,
Compiled by Heiman Blatt,
Published by Abe P. Madison, 1920
p166.

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