Edward C. Steckbauer

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Collection Edward C. Steckbauer
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print on cardstock of Edward C. Steckbauer.
Year Range from 1917
Event World War I
Year range to 1917
Medium Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes Bust view image of Edward C. Steckbauer. He wears a Model 1912 Officer's Tunic with "US" pin on the collar.
Edward C. Steckbauer was born June 6, 1893 in Oshkosh, WI, the son of Herman and Mary Suda Steckbauer. He enlisted in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard on May 22, 1917. Company F became Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion on July 15, 1917 and was assigned to the 42nd Division. He was promoted to Private First Class on August 16, 1917. He was killed in action on July 30, 1918 near Chateau Thierry by an artillery shell which sent schrapnel throughout his entire body. The same shell killed and wounded several other members of the company. He body was brough back to Oshkosh in the early 1920s and burried at Sacred Heart Cemetery on Knapp Street.
Object ID P1935.15.1
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Steckbauer, Edward C.
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 4" x 6"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War I
2nd Wisconsin National Guard
150th Machine Gun Battalion
42nd Division
Title Edward C. Steckbauer
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