Remembering WWI Veterans of Miami County Indiana      

Indiana World War One Centennial Commission

Miami County WWI Veterans List Updated 19 May 2019

Women's Registration Cards

Indiana WWI Centennial Home

Biography of Higby Deitrich Morgan Highlighting the Role of Black Men in World War One by Mary Rohrer Dexter

Indiana World War I Service Record Cards This is a work in progress.

Influenza in Miami County and the world With biographies of Martha Ann Brooks and Anna Otiker

The Formation of The American Red Cross in Miami County with biographies of the original leaders

Camp Zachary Taylor Historical Society
Many Miami County young men were sent here.

The United States WWI Centennial Commission

The National WWI Museum and Memorial Kansas City, MO

WWI at the Smithsonian - National Museum of American History

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World War I (1917-1918)
Gold Star Veterans
Thomas Agar (1892-1919) gold star
Jerome Antrobus (1891-1918) gold star
George Rolland Ayers (1890  -1918) gold star
Harry Kendall Bagshaw (1887-1919) gold star
Ashton Morrow Baldwin (1889-1919) gold star
Charles R. Bohn (1893-1918) gold star
Ross Blaine Boyer (1886-1918) gold star
Everett Cassady (1895-1918) gold star
Ernest A. Crites (1890-1918) gold star
Lawrence A. Easterday (1886-1918) gold star
Fred Edgerly (1890-1920) gold star
Ralph Noah Flora (1893-1918) gold star
Edward Charles Gaffrey (1896-1918) gold star
John Michael Ginney (1895-1918) gold star
Homer Dekalb Goldthwait (1872-1917) gold star
Floyd Harman (1891-1919) gold star
Harvey Edgar Hempleman (1894-1918) gold star
Leo Phillip Holland (1898-1919) gold star
William F. Holland (1887-1918) gold star
Carl Harvey Horton (1891-1918) gold star
Otto Madary (1890-1918) gold star
Glenn Forest Owens (1888-1918) gold star
Albert Edward Ploss (1890-1818) gold star
Edgar A Ridenour (1874-1918)  gold star
Charles Riggles (1890-1918) gold star
Lawrence Leigh Roberts (1894-1918) gold star
Alonzo D. Sarver (1896-1918) gold star
Alva Schrader (1896-1919) gold star
Elbert Walker Shirk (1879-1919) gold star
Raymond J. Waters (1898-1917) gold star

Veterans of Miami County, Indiana

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On the Miami County Courthouse square in Peru, Indiana stands a Doughboy statue. Dedicated on November 11, 1930, it honors all of those who served during World War I from Miami County.  On the limestone base of the statue is mounted a brass plaque engraved with 17 names of Miami County Gold Star veterans who died for their country during the Great War. They have been remembered, many more have not.

As a part of a two-year Indiana World War I Centennial committee endorsed set of projects, “Miami County Indiana Worth Remembering” is searching for information and images relating to the lives of over 1,000 men and women from Miami County, Indiana who served and/or contributed to the war efforts during World War I.
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If you have tales told at the kitchen table passed down from generation to generation about your ancestors’ daily lives during World War I, or know of someone who served in the Great War, please join our Facebook page or email us at We can help you share your stories with generations to come!

We honored Miami County World War 1 Veterans on November 10, 2018 in downtown Peru.  School children and youth placed poppies on the courthouse lawn the week before the event. The public was invited to place poppies on November 3rd. During ceremonies families and individuals placed poppies in memory of Veterans in their family as part of the program. See the flyer.  See Videos by clicking on Stories below.

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