20 January 2014

Eugene Adolph Gerber

1889 — 1972

World War I

studio photographic portrait of Eugene A. Gerber in his army uniform
New York; c.1917-1918.  From Fiegenbaum-Gerber family; all rights reserved.
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Sgt. Eugene Adolph Gerber

Sgt. Eugene Adolph Gerber

In May 1918, a St. Louis, Missouri newspaper published part of this photo of Eugene and also one of his brother, Louis August Gerber, and a very short account of their activities in the U.S. Army:

Sergt. Eugene A. Gerber of 1616 Potomac street sent a letter home in which he says he expects to leave for France at almost any hour. He is with the 8th Coast Company, Signal Corps, England. His brother, Louis A. Gerber, has been with the Headquarters Detachment in France for some time. In his letter he stated that he had formed a band of which he is a bugler.

The article seems to imply that Eugene was the bugler, but family photographs and lore indicate that it was Louis who was the musical brother.

Eugene Adolph Gerber was inducted into the Army on 5 December 1917 at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. He served overseas from 16 March 1918 to 11 December 1918.

The name of the studio which made the photo would suggest that the image was taken in New York before Eugene went abroad.


formal photographic portrait of Eugene A. Gerber as a soldier in the U.S. Army during World War I
c.1917-1918.  From Fiegenbaum-Gerber family; all rights reserved.
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Eugene A. Gerber


photographic portrait of Sergeant Eugene Adolph Gerber during World War I
c.1917-1918.  From Fiegenbaum-Gerber family; all rights reserved.
photographic portrait of Sergeant Eugene Adolph Gerber and an unidentified friend during World War I
c.1917-1918.  From Fiegenbaum-Gerber family; all rights reserved.

Sergeant Eugene Adolph Gerber and an unidentified friend during World War I.

Brief Genealogy

Eugene Adolph Gerber's family

Anna Charlotte Springmeyer's family

Gerber - Springmeyer family

Eugene Adolph Gerber's 1st marriage

Alvina Wodtke's family

Gerber - Wodtke family

Eugene Adolph Gerber's 2nd marriage

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