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|Pvt. William Orville Steinbrook
Co. G, 336th Infantry
October 5, 1889 - October 9, 1918
William Orville Steinbrook was a man who from early in life was thrown on his own resources, away from home, and deprived of the encouragement and strength which comes from a mother's love. He was born in Knight Township, Vanderburgh County, October 5, 1889. When he was a small child his mother placed him in a children's home in Elkhart, Ind., where he remained until he was a youth of about eighteen. For several years he followed a varied career as a farmer, gardener and dairyman. Part of that time he spent near Evansville. He then made his home with Mrs. Ida Simpson, and so much did he appreciate her maternal interests in him that he affectionately called her "mother." In the next seven years he again attempted farming, but during the greater part of this period he worked for the C. & E. I. Railroad Company, and at the Hercules Buggy Company. On June 24, 1918, he entered the service. He was sent to Camp Sherman, where he was assigned to the 336th Infantry, Co. G. On October 9, 1918, he died of pneumonia. He was buried in Chillicothe, 0h. _____ Sons of Men: Evansville's War Record, Compiled by Heiman Blatt, Published by Abe P. Madison, 1920 p170.
October 25, 1998