Monroe County

Soldiers of World War I

John C. Hern

John Christopher Hern, US Army, 1SGT born August 19, 1892 in Monroe County and died October 1, 1951,

Buried at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery October 4, 1951.

Father:  Eppe Janssen Hern, b. November 24, 1860 in Germany;  d. December 4, 1945 in Monroe County.

Mother:  Margaretha Gretchen (Gretcha) Junior b. March 30, 1863 in Germany, d. August 7, 1943 in Monroe County


Adam A. Mentel

Adam A. Mentel served in World War I, he lost an arm and leg during this war. After the war was over he went to work in Springfiield, Illinois. Picture contributed by Sylvia (Stahl) Mentel

Henry Mosbacher

Henry served in World War I, he was the son of Anton and Margartha "Grueter" Mosbacher. He was born in Monroe County and remained there after the war.

Henry was married to Amanda Sophia Becker, they had one son Eugene who was killed in WWII..

Herman Joseph Mosbacher


Herman was born March 28, 1887, died November 1962. H e was the son of John B. and Margaret "Eichholtz" Mosbacher. He married Josephine Lienkamp.