|Birth: ||Feb. 29, 1896|
|Death: ||Oct. 19, 1918|
Argus Newspaper, Flatonia, Texas: October 24, 1918: (front page)
"Private Otto Mehner"
"At the Base Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, the death of Private Otto Mehner of the Repair Unit, Motor Transport Corps, 312, U. S. Army, occurred last Saturday morning at about one o'clock. He had been sick about a week with Spanish Influenza which ran into pneumonia.
"The remains were brought here on the early morning Southern Pacific train Monday, and funeral services were held at the residence at four o'clock Monday, Rev. A. S. J. Haygood conducting.
"At the grave the local Knights of Pythias took charge and gave their burial service. The casket was draped with a United States flag. the grave was heaped high with beautiful floral offerings.
"Otto Mehner was one of our most popular and promising young men of the city. He was born and raised in this city, attended our school and spent his entire life among our people. He was employed as assistant at the Post Office for about two years. He enlisted in the Motor Transport Corps and took the course of instruction at Camp Mabry and after the course was completed was sent to Fort Sam Houston to work in the Repair Department.
"He enlisted about the middle of July, at the age of twenty-two.
"Otto Mehner was a young man of exceptionally high moral character, a member of the local Knights of Pythias lodge and of the Home Guard Company, a general favorite among the boys and possessed initiative ability that insured for him a successful career in what undertaking he would have taken.
"He is survived by a mother, Mrs. Kate Mehner, five brothers: Carl of Marshall, Will of California, Herbert of this place, and George of the Medical School, Galveston, and one sister, Miss Anna of LaGrange.
"The Argus extends sincere sympathy."
Gustav Hermann Mehner (1860 - 1900)
Katherine Marie Riefkohl Mehner (1866 - 1951)
Carl Ferdinand Mehner (1889 - 1961)*
William Richard Mehner (1891 - 1972)*
Herbert Paul Mehner (1893 - 1949)*
Otto Edward Mehner (1896 - 1918)
George Herman Mehner (1898 - 1948)*
Anna Frances Mehner Cook (1900 - 1984)*
OTTO EDWARD MEHNER born in Flatonia, Texas Feb 29, 1896; Died at Ft. Sam Houston Oct. 19, 1918
Oak Hill Cemetery
Created by: Cheryl Cook Singleton
Record added: Jan 16, 2009
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