Kraase, Walter William Papers

Title: Kraase, Walter William Papers

Reference Code: Mss-3339

Inclusive Dates: 1908 – 1921

Quantity: 0.3 cu. ft.

Location: CV, Sh. 017

Abstract: Walter William Kraase was born in Marshfield, Wisconsin, on November 10, 1895.  He registered for the armed services in 1917 and was called to duty in 1918.  He served as a private in Co. C.  Mr. Kraase and his wife Celia later lived in Milwaukee and West Allis.

Scope and Content: The collection includes post cards (1908-1916) to Walter from brothers Alfred and Ernest, sister Ella and other relatives and acquaintances, as well as various documents and publications related to Walter’s military service.

Access and Use: No restrictions

Language: English, German

Notes: The collection was donated by Ronald Kraase, January 2015.  It was processed by Kevin Abing, April 2016.


Folder Heading Box # File #
Post Cards, 1908-1916 1 1
Miscellaneous 1 2
  -Walter William Kraase’s Registration Card, 1917    
  -Walter Kraase’s Certificate of Training as Radio & Buzzer Operator,
ca. 1917
  -Walter Kraase’s Draft Notice, Classification & Notification Cards,
  – Mess Ticket, 1918    
  -Record of Assignment-Boys’ Technical High School, Milwaukee,
  -Receipt from Deutsche Bank, Berlin, Germany, 1921    
  The War Pantheon by Pierre Carrier-Belleuse & August-Francois
  -3 fliers re German Mark Investments, ca. 1919    
  -5 pages of German Empire bonds, ca. 1919    
New Testament (Army & Navy edition), 1917 1 LOOSE
Lutheran Hymnal and Prayer Book for the Boys Under the Flag, 1918 1 LOOSE
The Story of Paris (with Guide) 1 LOOSE
Photo book: Reims En Ruines 1 LOOSE
2 Cartes Postales of Paris 1 LOOSE
PHOTOS: See M-237 and Over-OS Military #88-#89