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Jane Riggs Curci
Tribute to Pvt Martin August Treptow

Pvt Martin August Treptow
Find A Grave Memorial# 43854300

Tribute to Pvt Martin August Treptow by President Ronald Reagan: FREEDOM IS NOT FREE | A Soldier's Pledge
This powerful patriotic video features an amazing message given by President Ronald Reagan during his First Inaugural Address.

Birth: Jan. 19, 1894
Chippewa Falls
Chippewa County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Jul. 28, 1918, France

WWI Soldier. During the First World War, a young man - a barber in peacetime - enlisted in the Iowa National Guard. Soon he found himself part of the 168th Infantry of the 42nd Division, the Rainbow Division.
In July of 1918, the 42nd was committed to battle against the Germans to reduce the Marne Salient. In spite of withering machine gun fire and heavy artillery bombardment, the 168th Infantry took their objective.
During the assault on Hill 212 on La Croix Rouge Farm, as the battle drew to an end, a messenger was needed to deliver an important word to one of the platoons. Private Martin A. Treptow grabbed the message and moved out under fire. As he reached the platoon leader, Treptow was shot down by a hail of bullets. Later, in policing up Treptow's personnel effects, a diary was found in the blood-stained blouse of this doughboy. Written in Treptow's own hands on the flyleaf under the heading, on December 31, 1917, he had written these words:

"The end of a long
Now bring on
Your Wars
1918 Revolution
America must win this war
Therefore I will work,
I will save,
I will sacrifice
I will endure
I will fight cheerfully and
do my utmost as if the
whole issue of the struggle
depended on me alone."

Family links:
Albert Treptow (1863 - 1941)
Anna Treptow (1871 - 1954)

Arthur Herman Treptow (1890 - 1942)*
Martin August Treptow (1894 - 1918)
Clarence O Treptow (1904 - 1978)*

*Calculated relationship

Bloomer City Cemetery
Chippewa County
Wisconsin, USA

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Created by: M
Record added: Nov 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43854300
Added by Jane Riggs Curci on May 27, 2017 4:13 PM
Martin A. Treptow (1894-1918)
There is a beautiful photo of Martin A. Treptow (1894-1918) on Facebook (in case someone wants to download it, and pay $5 to add it to his photos)
Added by usafdo on Feb 26, 2017 5:32 PM
Reagan Weathers
Martin Treptow Diary
Hello MBD! I have a question that I''m hoping you could answer. Martin Treptow's pledge is one of the most powerful and selfless things I have ever heard in my life. It influences me daily to strive to be the best that I can be and to muster up the courage the make it happen. As modern as it may sound, I would like to have it tattooed on me to constantly remind me of this brace soldier's sacrifice. Along with the many before him and all who follow him. My life story aside, I just want to make sure that I've got his pledge written correctly. My issue is that a flyer from the time of WW1 reads "I will fight cheerfuly and do my utmost as if the whole issue of the struggle depended on me alone." While Ronald Reagan quotes it as "I will fight cheerfuly and do my utmost as if the issue of the whole struggle depended on me alone." I just want to make sure that I'm getting to correct wording! I hope that you have an answer for me and that I can hear from you. My email address is Thank you very much!
Added by Reagan Weathers on Nov 16, 2016 1:33 AM
RD Hall
RE: Rev Jacob Daniel De Shazer
Sponsoring Jacob's memorial was and is an honor.
Added by RD Hall on Jun 27, 2016 11:45 PM
RD Hall
Rev Jacob De Shazer
Say MDB, I just added a newspaper clipping to your very well made memorial for Rev De Shazer.

As your time allows, please move the clipping to the end of the photos ... we should see the man before the "story" in his obit, I think.

Thanks ... and great work on this!
Added by RD Hall on Jun 27, 2016 10:11 PM
Christopher C. Merck
RE: King Richard Sellers
Thanks for adding to his Memorial Page.
Email me sometime to talk Sellers genealogy.
I'm a direct descendant of Irvin, your direct's brother.
Chris Merck
Added by Christopher C. Merck on May 30, 2016 2:48 PM
Judy Billings Hoggatt
Edith Macefield
Here is a link to an article about her.

She is buried at Washelli Cemetery, Seattle with her mother Alice Wilson. SHe had a brother Louis Wilson.

Interesting article.
Added by Judy Billings Hoggatt on Oct 09, 2015 8:11 PM
Ron Belshe
Martin August Treptow
Is his birth year 1893 or 1894.
I would assume 1894 since that is on his grave marker.
The memorial however, states 1893.
Added by Ron Belshe on Dec 11, 2014 8:10 AM
Jennifer Eckman
King Richard Sellers

I believe I noticed on Find a Grave that you trace your ancestry back to King Richard Sellers, son of John J. Sellers and Sarah Joriah McLemore. Is that correct?

I have tried using the information on Find A Grave to trace the line, but I can't seem to gather the info that I need.

If I do have it correct, that you are a descendant of King Richard Sellers, it would be a great help to me if you could visit the following web site and help me fill in the missing links. It is not set up where you can add them yourself, but if you could message me back with the info that goes in column 6, I would greatly appreciate it.

The purpose of this website is to list all of the grandchildren and great's of John J. Sellers and Sarah Joriah McLemore, as all of the living descendants are related to one another as cousins.

We have a Sellers Family Facebook group where we visit, get to know each other and tell stories about our family history. We would love for you to join us.

First, here is the website that I am needing help with on column 6:

Also, this makes us something like 4th cousins, I think. :-)

-Jennifer Eckman
Added by Jennifer Eckman on Sep 18, 2013 10:57 PM
RE: Joseph McCANN
You are so welcome! I am glad that you were able to use the photo with the flowers :)

And doubley glad to help - so holler any time!

Added by Tami on Apr 05, 2012 11:20 AM
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