Legion Grave Registrations

The data below contains Requests for Grave Registrations (REQ) and Grave Registration Records (REC.) Many of the veteran grave files also contain related paperwork, mostly pertaining to obtaining Government Tombstones for Veteran Graves. Obituaries, death notices, and a few military documents are sprinkled throughout the files. Some interesting local history can also be gathered from the letterheads used for some of the notes contained in these files as well.

These files are the result of the dedicated work of Albert C. Metter in his capacity as the Grave Registrar for American Legion Post 581 in Columbia, Illinois from 1927 to 1945 or so. These files also provide information for some Veterans in surrounding communities. I hope you will find them interesting and possibly helpful in your research. This are on cd and has been distributed to local libraries, genealogy societies, and preservation groups without cost and with the permission of Mrs. Florence Haberl, the daughter of Albert Metter. All other rights are retained.

Submitted by Vernon Ritter

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Name Description of Data
Campbell, William Grave registration card.
Campbell, William Record of grave.
Carle, Arthur P. Hand written note.
Carle, Arthur P. Grave registration card.
Carle Arthur P. Record of grave.
Carr, John Milton Request to record grave.
Carr, John Milton Grave registration card.
Carr, John Milton Grave registration card (back side).
Chandler, Bolivar Letter of approval of tombstone.
Chandler, Bolivar Request to record grave.
Chandler, Bolivar Grave registration card.
Chandler, Bolivar Grave registration card (back side).
Conrad, Mike Request to record grave.
Conrad, Mike Grave registration card.
Conrad, Mike Grave registration card (back side).
Dahmer, William Record of grave.
Dahmer, William Grave registration card.
Dahmer, William Grave registration card (back side).
Davis, James Request to record grave.
Davis, James Grave registration card.
Dewald, Philip Grave registration card.
Dietrich, Henry Record of grave.
Dietrich, Henry Grave registration card.
Dietrich, Henry Grave registration card, (back side).
Dietz, Anton Front and Back of funeral card.
Dietz, Anton Record of grave.
Dietz, Anton Grave registration card.
Dietz, Anton Grave registration card (back side).
Disabled Individuals A list of ex-service men, called but did not serve acct. of Physical disability.
Dohmer, John Record of grave.
Dohmer, John Grave registration card.
Dohmer, John Grave registration card (back side).
Eckert, George Obituary
Eckert, George Grave registration card.
Eckert, George Request to record grave.
Etzel, Charles Resolutions of Condolence.
Etzel, Charles Grave registration card.
Etzel, Charles Request to record grave.