All of these men are not necessarily from Manitowoc county, but this is where they enlisted. This information was kindly provided by the Manitowoc County Veterans Service Office, from the Roster of Wisconsin Troops in the Spanish American War. ********* A BIT OF HISTORY: According to word received here the Selia bill, which provides pensions for disabled Spanish War Veterans from $12 to $30 per month, has passed the house at Washington by a vote of 294 to 18. This is the first pension measure passed providing relief for disabled veterans of the war with Spain except those disabled in line of duty. There are many veterans in Manitowoc county eligible to pension. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. March 8, 1920 P. 3 (NOTE: ALL THE RANKS HAVE BEEN SPLIT INTO THE A-L AND M-Z PAGES COMPANY H, 2nd Regt. MANITOWOC Second Lieutenant - August F. Stahl Quartermaster Sergeant - Emil Stahl Sergeant - Frank Rosinsky Sergeant - Frank M. Mulvaney Sergeant - Charles J. Richards Corporals: Mahnke, Theodore Nyhan, Joseph E. O'Connell, Henry R. Stahl, Albert C. Taylor, John M. Tronson, Gustav Artificer - Nicholas Ording Wagoner - Charles H. Schumacher Musician - Adolph Petska Privates: McClenan, John McDonald, Perry Mallman, Nicholas Mechan, James Murphy, James Nelson, Oscar T. Nicholson, Romulus E. Pvt. 45 US Vol. Inf/Sp. Am War d. July 12, 1942 Cemetery: Forest View, Two Rivers, Manitowoc, WI Plot #: 14-1 ***** Robert E. Nicholson 6?, of Manitowoc Rapids, died Sunday afternoon at the Veterans hospital at Wood, Wis. where he had been the past two and one half months. He had been in poor health the past five months. Funeral services will be held in Two Rivers, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Klein & Stangel, Inc. funeral home. Interment will be in Forest View cemetery. Mr. Nicholson was born in Volin?, Mich.; on Sept 2?, 187?. He served in the Spanish American war. He followed the trade of ?????maker and came to Manitowoc to work in the shipyards during the last war. In 1919 he married ??ez Thayer Robertson who died in 1929. Survivors are three sons, Robert, George and Eugene at home; three daughters, Juanita at home, Audrey of Manitowoc and Mrs. Edward ??t?y of Oconto Falls; one stepson, Sgt. Alfred Robertson, with the American forces in Australia and two grandchildren. He was a member of the Manitowoc Odd Fellows Lodge. The body may be viewed at the funeral home until the time of the services Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, July 13, 1942 P. 2 Orth, George Paegelow, Fred Pearson, Claud Peppard, Thomas Pilon, Joseph D. Pvt. 2 Wis Inf/Sp. Am War Jan. 20, 1878/June 5, 1949 Cemetery: Calvary, Two Rivers, WI Tombstone ***** Joseph D. Pilon, 71, former county board member and last survivor of the Spanish- American war veterans in Two Rivers, died Sunday at his home 1111 Harbor street, in Two Rivers. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Luke Catholic church in Two Rivers with burial in Calvary cemetery there. He was born in Two Rivers in 1878, the son of the late Capt. and Mrs. Oliver Pilon. When a young man he engaged in commercial fishing at Two Rivers with his brother and later joined the coast guard. In 1898 he enlisted in Company H of the Second Wisconsin infantry in Manitowoc, and saw service in Puerto Rico during the Spanish-American war. In 1902 he married Miss Anna Wallo. He joined the police department as a patrolman and in 1907 became a mail carrier. When the United States entered the first World War, Mr. Pilon left his post office job and became employed at the Aluminum Goods Manufacturing company, remaining there through the war, after which he left that firm and took employment at the Hamilton Manufacturing company. He retired from his job there when he was 53 years old because of ill health. In the late twenties, Mr. Pilon was elected to the county board of supervisors, repre- senting the first ward, Two Rivers. He served one term at that time and in 1947 was elected again to the county board. His term, which he was not able to complete because of ill health, ended in April. At that time a nephew, George Pilon, was elected to succeed him on the county board. Mr. Pilon was a long-time member of Camp Lawton United Spanich War Veterans, Manitowoc, serving in various official capacities during his membership. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Elmer of Two Rivers, Oliver of Cleveland, Ohio, and Raymond of Castroville, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Edgar Schultz of Two Rivers; a brother, Wilbur of Everett, Wash., and a sister, Mrs. Chris Anderson of Seattle, Wash. Also surviving are three grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the Klein and Stangel Inc., funeral home, Two Rivers, where the rosary will be recited at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, June 6, 1949 P.2 Ratsack, George Rauber, John F. Rosinsky, Henry H. Rudebeck, Adolph Rudie, Holsten G. Scherer, Edward Schmidt, Otto Schneider, Bernheart Shaw,Clyde H. Pvt. Troop B, 1st Reg. Cavalry/Sp. Am. War May 27, 1883-July 12, 1965 Cemetery: Evergreen, Manitowoc, Wisconsin ******** Clyde H. Shaw, 82, of St. Mary Home, Manitowoc, died Monday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, after a two weeks illness. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. James Episcopal Church, Manitowoc, the Rev. Richard J. Brown of St. Peter Episcopal Church, Sheboygan Falls, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery with graveside rites by Drews-Bleser Americn Legion Post 88. Mr. Shaw was born May 27, 1883, at Black Creek, Outagamie County, son of the late John and Hattie Van Scotten Shaw. April 26, 1907, he married Harriet Babcock at St. Paul, Minn., and the couple observed its golden wedding anniv- ersary in 1957. The couple lived at Stillwater and Minneapolis before moving to Manitowoc in 1918. Mr. Shaw was bridge tender for the Soo Line Railroad until 1953 when he retired. His wife him in death in 1959. He enlisted as a private in Troop B, First Regimental Cavalry, Jan. 17, 1902, and served the Philippines and saw service in Taal, Batangas Province and Lyngayan Province, and was discharged from military service Jan. 16, 1905, at Fort Clark, Texas. He was affiliated with the H. W. Lawton Camp of the Spanish American War Veterans, serving as adjutant of the camp for many years and served as commander of the state Spanish-American War organization during 1961-62. He was also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias. Surviving are three sons, Donald and Malcolm of Manitowoc, and Clyde Jr., of Fond Du Lac: four daughters, Mrs. William (Phyllis) Tadych, of Fond du Lac, Mrs. George (Marion) Wagner and Mrs. Reinhold (Ruth) Wagner and Mr. Lester (Barbara) Block, of Manitowoc; a half-sister, Miss Melba Shaw, of Milwaukee; 20 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. A son and daughter also preceded him in death. Friends may call at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, after 3 p.m. Wednesday until 10:30 a.m. Thursday and then at the church. Odd Fellows memorial services will be conducted at 730 p.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 13, 1965 P.3 ******* [d. 07-12-1965/age 82 yrs.] Shimek, Louis, Jr. Simmet, Louis June 24, 1875-May 7, 1961 Cemetery: Evergreen, Manitowoc, Wisconsin ******** Louis Simmet, 85, one of the four remaining Manitowoc County veterans of the Spanish American War, died Sunday morning at Park Lawn Home. He formerly resided at 315 S. 19th St., had resided a year at Shady Lane Home and was transferred to Park Lawn Home a week ago. Funeral services for Mr. Simmet will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. Donald Olson will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Simmet was born in Austria June 24, 1875, son of the late George and Theresa Wasalak Simmet. He came to the United States when 15, settling in Manitowoc County. He married Ida Jackson in June of 1900. She died in 1926, and in May of 1929 he married Mrs. Anna Trochlell. She died in August of 1948. Mr. Simmet, in his early manhood, was engaged as a cigar maker. He had been employed by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Inc., and Mirro Aluminum Co., retiring from the latter industrial firm in 1930. One of the organizers of Manitowoc Marine Band, Mr. Simmet remained with the group for 40 years. As a Spanish American War veteran, he volunteered for service April 28, 1898, and served with the Second Infantry Band of Company H. He also served in the Puerto Rican campaign and was a member of Camp Lawton Post. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edwin Johnsrud, and a stepdaughter, Miss Violet Trochlell, of Manitowoc; a brother, Joseph, of Park Falls, Wis.; three sisters, Mrs. John Esterl, of Park Falls, Mrs. Fred Gohrman, of Marshfield, Wis., and Mrs. Max Multerer, of New Plymouth, Idaho; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home. Graveside military rites will be Drews- Bleser Post, American Legion. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 8, 1961 P.13 Skalivoda, John Smith, Claude Steffen, Arthur F. Steffen, William Walsh, James C. Walsworth, George White, Charles Wigen, Edward Woerfel, Arthur Woerfel, Hubert F. Ziarnik, Joseph DEATHS: Priv. Fred C. Schwalbe of Collins, Manitowoc county, aged 26 years, died at Chickamauga, July 27, 1898, of typhoid fever. Buried at Collins.