Bio: Krueger, Leslie -Conversation  (29 Oct 1918)

Contact: Ann Stevens

Surnames: Hewett, Krueger

----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 10/31/1918

Conversation with Leslie Krueger (29 Oct 1918)

Sheriff Hewett returned Tuesday from La Crosse where he transacted official business. While there he talked with Leslie Krueger, who is in jail there awaiting a hearing on the charge of desertion. Leslie admitted to Harry that he was at the Krueger farm at the night of the battle, but that he and Ennis had left immediately after their brother, Frank, had been taken from the house. He stated that they went west from the house and as they crossed the road, they saw a man with a rifle on his shoulder. Leslie stated that he had his revolver all ready and would have shot the man had he made a movement toward taking him. After the two boys had escaped from the farm, they separated, according to Leslie, and that he had not seen Ennis since they said good-bye that night. Leslie went toward Superior and it was he who bought a pair of overalls at Polly, but claimed his brother was not with him either then or later. Leslie claims to have found the registration card under which he travelled and made his way to Brainard, Minn., where he was arrested. Sheriff Hewett stated that Leslie would no doubt be turned over to the military authorities and tried on the charge of desertion.



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