PRIVATE WILLIAM ZOELLER; U.S. ARMY

October 3, 1887 (Marburg, Germany) – December 22, 1918; 31 years old; unmarried
Last local address: 33 Lincoln Avenue, South Norwalk
Entered the service May 22, 1918
Serial number 2885070
313TH INFANTRY, COMPANY L

Arrived in the United States in 1910 and signed his intent to become a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1912.

Worked as a machinist for Amco Motor Company in Stamford prior to service.

Died at Langres, France of typhoid fever after seeing extensive action and after the war ended.

From another unknown newspaper; found in a book of clippings at the Norwalk History Room in the Norwalk library

WILLIAM ZOELLER DIES FROM DISEASE

The casualty list of yesterday contained the name of Private William Zoeller, of this city, who died of disease in France. Investigation disclosed that the young man, who was drafted from this city last May, was thirty-one years of age and was the son of Mrs. Frederick Zipperer, of 33 Lincoln Avenue, and that he died on December 22 of typhoid fever, according to the telegram received from Washington. The young man in his last letters spoke of having been slightly wounded, although how or where he did not mention when it was that he was wounded. He was a member of the 318th Infantry, having been assigned to that regiment when he was sent to Camp Upton with a number of other drafted men from this city last May. He was sent overseas in time to take part in a number of the closing battles of the war, and, in fact, fought almost continuously during the last six months of the war. He had previous military experience, having served two years in the German Army before he came to America.


Private Zoeller is buried at St. Mihiel American Cemetery, Thiaucourt, France; Plot B, Row 2, Grave 13

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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