In response to the Might 28, 1914 version of the Los Angeles Herald, a lacking younger man from Anaheim was lastly discovered below unhappy circumstances. To elucidate all of it, I need to begin from the start.
John Klassen was born to oldsters P.M. Klassen and Elizabeth Buller Klassen, each residents of Anaheim, however initially native of Germany. From a younger age Johnny had goals and ambitions to affix the army, so when he lastly turned a younger man that was all he considered.
The newspaper does not give specifics on why he could not enlist prior however solely that he was beforehand “prevented from enlisting due to his youth”. May it have been his mother and father who did not need him to go? For the newspaper acknowledged he was 19 when he left.
It doesn’t matter what the case, Johnny ran away to meet his dream and enlist within the Military, however when he received there he enlisted below a false identify, John King. Not realizing the place he went and why, his mother and father had been distraught over the disappearance of their son and searched endlessly, on the lookout for him.
In the meantime, in San Francisco, Johnny was ready to be despatched to the entrance strains. At one level he wrote his mom a letter telling her that he was within the Military and that he was okay, however he failed to say that he was listed below a special identify. So when his mom wrote him again, she was notified that there was nobody enlisted below her son’s identify. Shocked and devastated, she began to search for him as soon as extra.
Finally Mrs. Klassen was in a position to observe down her son’s whereabouts, however sadly it was too late. Johnny had died within the Military hospital in San Francisco. Apparently, he fell sick whereas he was ready to be despatched out to the conflict, by no means with the ability to fulfill his lifelong dream of being within the Military.
He was buried on the San Francisco Nationwide Cemetery on the Presidio.
|Courtesy of Carol (Discover-a-grave contributor #46859893)|
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