World War 1 Veterans

Fred O. Niethe

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April 4th, 1892 – December 4th, 1962

Section 2 Lot 105


Fred Niethe was born in Buffalo New York in 1892 the first son of August and Mary Goodman Niethe. His parents were both recent immigrants from Germany. He worked on area farms as a young man until such point he entered the U.S. Army in February 1918. He was part of the 301st Military Police, training at Camp Devens in Massachusetts. Following training he was shipped to France to serve in World War 1. Much of his police service was on horseback. He returned home after the war and married Margaret Mildred Nolan at Grace Episcopal Church on August 20, 1921. They had three sons, Merle, Norman and Robert. He was a press operator at Harrison Radiator for many years, retiring in 1958. His children were very thankful that their father was able to work two jobs, supporting an extended family during the great depression. He was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church and B. Leo Dolan Post, American Legion. His was an Army family. His brother Edward and all three of his sons served honorably in the U.S. Army. His wife passed away on August 22, 1961. He passed away the following year.