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First Lieutenant Louis Klostermann Juden (1890-1918)
Posted by: Clete Ramsey (ID *****6047) Date: February 17, 2008 at 09:25:54
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An obituary of First Lieutenant Louis K. Juden (1890-1918) appeared on page 104 of “The History and Achievements of The Fort Sheridan Officers’ Training Camps,” a memorial book by Myron E. Adams and Fred Girton for the Fort Sheridan Association (Copyright 1920). Fort Sheridan, now largely a residential development, was 27 miles north of Chicago, on the bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan. Two Officers' Training Camps operated at Fort Sheridan during World War I.


Intelligence Officer, 120th Infantry, Thirtieth Division. Died on October 26, 1918, in Etretat, Seine Inferiure, from effects of gas poisoning received in action in Flanders, October 19, 1918.

Lieutenant Juden was born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on August 11, 1890. He was educated in the public schools of Cape Girardeau and Oklahoma City, Okla. After a period of contracting work Lieutenant Juden went into farming at which he continued until his admittance to the Second Officers’ Training Camp at Fort Sheridan, where he was commissioned and ordered overseas, sailing on December 15, 1917. Upon arrival in France he was ordered to A. E. F. schools for further study, and then assigned to the 120th Infantry as intelligence officer. He was severely gassed in May, 1918, and spent some weeks in a London hospital before returning to his regiment. On October 19, 1918, while seeking information Lieutenant Juden was again overcome by the fumes of a gas attack and was carried to General Hospital No. 1 of the B. E. F., where pneumonia set in and he died a week later. He was unmarried and the only son of Mr. William W. Juden of Cape Girardeau, Mo. Mrs. Juden died shortly after the lieutenant was born.


The Soldiers Database ( of the Missouri State Archives notes Louis Klostermann Juden, whose residence was on South Spanish Street in Cape Girardeau, MO, was inducted on 27 November 1917. He was born at Cape Girardeau, MO, on 11 August 1890. He served with the 307th Infantry, then the 120th Infantry to death. He attained the rank of 1ST LT. He served overseas from 24 December 1917 to 19 October 1918. He died 19 October 1918 of wounds received in action. His father, W.W. Juden of Oklahoma City, OK, was notified.


Lieutenant Juden’s father was William W. Juden (1865-1942), a son of Charles G. Juden and Sallie V. (Nunn) Juden.

Lieutenant Juden’s mother was Bertha (Klostermann) Juden (b. ~1869), a daughter of Louis F. Klostermann and Matilda (Tribblehorn) Klostermann.

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