Private William Meihost

Private William Meihost was born on December 24, 1896 in Lafayette Township, Bremer County, IA and died October 16, 1918 in Brest, France.

William Meihost entered the United States Army on August 6, 1918, in Waverly, IA, served during the World War I era and reached the rank of Private before being discharged on October 16, 1918 in Brest, France.

William Meihost is buried at St. Matthew's Lutheran Cemetery in Readlyn, IA, Iowa and can be located at

  • Died in Service: Yes

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Overseas 9-25-1918 to 10-10-1918 landed at Brest taken sick with ful and died 10-16-1918.

Born at Lafayette Twp. Bremer Co, Dec. 14, 1896, the oldest son of Wm. Meihost.
Farmed at home of father and went in Waverly Draft Aug 6, 1918 from Camp Dodge wen to Texas on the way from Tex to the coast his troop train was wrecked went over seas Sept. 25-1918 and landed at Brest Oct 10 in France.
Died of Pheumonia Oct. 16 Body returned to U.S. and buried in St. Mathews. The old Lobick church cemetary on #10 3/4 North of Readlyn.
His mother died at the farm home Dec. 28 1928, and the father Wm. Meihost died their Feb. 7, 1937 age 72. He was born in Holshausen Fuerstenthum Ger. Dec. 11, 1864, and came to America to Mitchell Co, Ia 1883 and to Bremer Co. in 1887. Married Anna Lau Jan 30 1896 The son Wm. was the eldest child of 8 children. Wm., Louis, Herman, Hulda, Emma (Mooney), Olinda (Bogan), Louise (Mrs Van Smith)