Archives Scrapbook Page, North Newton
by John D. Thiesen, Archivist
Click on the images for larger versions of the photos.
Most Mennonites from Kansas ended up at Camp Funston, now
part of Fort Riley, still an active military base in north central
Kansas. Here a group of Mennonite COs from central Kansas is
eating lunch at Detention Camp No. 1, Camp Funston. Left to right:
Carl Schmidt, William P. Wiens, Pete Neufeld, Albert Unruh, John
Andreas, Paul Bartsch.
Kitchen crew of COs, August 1918, at Camp Funston.
COs waiting their turn for a hearing before the Board
of Inquiry (probably at Camp Dodge, Iowa). Some COs were furloughed
to farm work if approved by the Board of Inquiry. Guards stand
to the extreme left and right. (Henry Gaede Photograph Collection)
Scrapbook-N4.jpg -- On the back of the photo is written
"These are the COs on Adams Ranch at Odebolt, Iowa. We were
47 COs there from all over the USA. We came here from 163rd Depot
Brigade Camp Dodge, Iowa in 1918, the 20th of Aug."
(Photo originally from B. M. Ensz of Beatrice, Neb.)