Bernard George “Ben” Luetkemeyer was born 25-NOV-1884 in Augusta.  He was the son of Bernard Heinrich Luetkemeyer (1847-1918) and Marie E Beimdiek (1856-Unknown) Luetkemeyer.  His draft registration indicates of his employment status: “Just laid off, worked by the day.  We are farmers in the Femme Osage.”   He had one brother: Gustave and one sister: Mary Catherine. 

He entered the service 12-MAY-1918.  He served in the 38th Company 7th Division.  He died at Camp MacArthur Texas of pneumonia or Spanish Influenza 25-MAY-1918.  His burial information is unknown.  

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