Fallen Heroes: Private Russell Andreas

Some fallen heroes served their country for years before being asked to make the ultimate sacrifice. Others make that sacrifice in the first several weeks or months of their service. Some, like this fallen hero, never survive their first taste of combat. The ancestors of Russell Andreas (1894-1918) settled in Tuscarawas County in the firstContinue reading “Fallen Heroes: Private Russell Andreas”

Fallen Heroes: Private Carl C. Stoller

I was recently contacted by the Carl C. Stoller VFW, Post 1445 of New Philadelphia regarding the post’s namesake and whether I had done any research into his life. I had not, but felt that it was important to put the story to the name. This is Private Stoller’s story. There is some debate aboutContinue reading “Fallen Heroes: Private Carl C. Stoller”