Howard Frank Baer (1893-1918)

Grave of Howard Frank Baer

Howard Frank Baer grave, Union Cemetery, Neffs, Pennsylvania; image credit

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Howard Frank Baer (25 March 1893 - 17 October 1918) died of pneumonia (Spanish flu) while in training at Camp McClellan, Alabama. He was twenty-five years old.

We have very few details of his military service.
June 1918, drafted
25 June, departed Allentown for Camp Greenleaf, Georgia
Transferred to Camp McClellan, Anniston, Alabama, for additional medical training

Private Baer was buried in Union Cemetery, Neffs, Pennsylvania.

Prewar listed occupation: machinist at the Bethlehem Steel Company

Draft registration listed home address: 916 St. John St. Allentown, Pennsylvania

father Franklin P. Baer, 1868-1950
mother Cora M. Hausman, 1872-1950
sister Estella M Baer, 1889-1950 (Schneck)
sister Minnie M. Baer, 1891-1976 (Blose)
brother Martin G. Baer, 1899-1968