Louis Zimiriah Haun

Louis Zimiriah Haun

Death 16 Nov 1953 (aged 60)
Burial San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Memorial ID 33597136 · View Source
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History of San Luis Obispo County and Environs, Page 567

LOUIS Z. HAUN - A native son of Arroyo Grande and prominently identified with the commercial interests of that town Louis Z. Haun comes from a well-known family in the county. He was born on June 18, 1893, the son of William A. and Ida A.(Forsting) Haun, both natives of the East, who came to the West, were here married and are now residents of Arroyo Grande. They have three children: Nancy, wife of Jesse Burns of San Luis Obispo, Ida Mae and Louis Z. Mrs. Haun's parents were among the earliest settlers in Arroyo Grande valley. The family were prominent in all early day, and now all are deceased except for Mrs. Haun.

Louis attended public schools in the town until he was sixteen, then spent one year in high school and after that became a clerk in store here. He worked eighteen months for the railroad at the station in Arroyo Grande, then accepted a clerkship with S. Alexander and held the position for eighteen months.

With his savings he wished to enter upon a business career for himself; and, resigning his position he bought out the meat market known as Langenbeck & Ketchum, purchasing Mr. Ketchum's interest. Thereafter the firm was known as Langenbeck & Haun. As the business prospered, this company purchased the shop conducted by Morgan & Gilliam, moving their business to the new location, and now having the only shop in the town, and doing a good business because of the fine country surrounding them. Mr. Haun is in charge of the market, while his partner looks after the outside work and buys cattle.

He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and of the Portuguese lodge, U.P.E.C. He is a self-made man, and while young in years, has a bright future.

Source: http://cagenweb.com/cpl/bios2.htm
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In January of 1920 Louis became the first President of the newly established first American Legion Post of Arroyo Grande. The post had started off with 15 charter members of which Louis was one of them. Their territory included the towns/areas of Nipomo, Berros, Oak Park, Pismo, Oceano and Arroyo Grande, Ca.

Louis married Sarah (Sara) Elizabeth Read in Yuma, Arizona on 23 October 1932 and became stepfather to her 9 year old daughter, Irene Sage. They lived at 3568 Bancroft St., San Diego, Ca. In 1942 Louis worked as a salesman at Youngs Market Co. at 58 G St., San Diego, Ca.

Louis was a private 1C in World War 1 serving in the United States Army Medical Corps. Louis enlisted on 11 July, 1918 and was honorably discharged on 12 July, 1919.

Louis was in Regiment and Company or Detachment Camp Hospital 50 (C.H. 50), World War I. His service number was 1, 646, 919. U.S. Army serial number was 1646919.

He sailed overseas (and into action) on the ship "Victoria" on 13 August 1918 from Quebec, Canada. Military Unit: Ac 159, Rank: Private, Service Number: 1646919, Ambulance Company #159, 115th Sanitary Train.

He sailed home on the U.S.S. Texan:
Departure Date
15 Jun 1919
Departure Place
Saint-Nazaire, France
Departure Age
Arrival Date
Arrival Place
Newport News, Virginia

The following is an excerpt from the book History of the Fortieth "Sunshine" Division: Containing a Brief History of...
"The 159th and 160th Ambulance Companies were formed at Camp Kearny , November 5th, 1917. The 157th, 158th and 160th Ambulance Companies were detached from the 115th Sanitary Train and the division, January 14th, 1919."

The following is a excerpt from https://www.newrivernotes.com/topical_history_ww1_oob_american_forces.htm:

"Fortieth Division (National Guard)
40th Division Patch Popularly known as the "Sunshine Division." Insignia, a golden sun superimposed on a blue circle. Organized at Camp Kearny, California in September, 1917. The division was made up from the National Guard troops from California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. (1st Ariz. Inf.; 2nd, 5th, and 7th Calif. Inf.; 1st Calif. M. G. Troop, 1st Separate Squadron Calif. Cav.; 1st and 2nd Calif. Fld. Arty.; Co. B, Calif. Sig. Corps.; Calif. Field Hospital and Amb. Cos. Nos. 1 and 2; 1st and 2nd Colo. Inf.; 1st Colo. Cav.; 1st Bn. Colo. Engrs.; Co. B, Colo. Sig. Corps and 1st Colo. Engr. Train; 1st New Mexico Inf.; 1st New Mex. Fld. Arty. And New Mex. Field Hospital Co. No. 1.) First units embarked for overseas on Aug. 7th and the last units arrived in France on Aug. 28th. [1918]. Upon arrival in France the division was made a replacement division and was ordered to La Guerche (Cher) and became the 6th Depot Division. The division was then broken up and its personnel was used as replacements for combat divisions at the front.

Maj. Gen. Frederick S. Strong commanded the division from the time of its organization.

The division was composed of the following organizations: 79th and 80th Brigs., 65th Fld. Arty. Brig., 157th, 158th, 159th, 160th Inf. Regts., 143d, 144th, 145th Machine Gun Bns.,143d, 144th, 145th Fld. Arty. Regts, 115th Trench Mortar Battery, 115th Engr. Regt. And Train; 115th Fld. Sig. Bn., 115th Hqs. Train and M.P., 115th Amm. Train, 115th Sanitary Train (157th, 158th, 159th, 160th Amb. Cos. and Field Hospitals)."

Louis played the Clarinet and played in a brass band in Arroyo Grande, Ca. in the 1920's.

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