Arthur H. Gutermuth was born 16-MAR-1893 near Cottleville. Arthur’s parents were Henry (Heinrich) Gutermuth (1859-1918) and Francis C.K. Fehr Gutermuth (1866-1928). Arthur had five brothers; William, Mille, Henry, Otto and Eddie. He had three sisters; Martha (his twin, died at one year old), Clara and Ida.
His occupation according to his draft card was a farmer in Gilmore (a small unincorporated town near Wentzville). Arthur registered for the draft in 1917. Arthur went overseas on 9-SEP 1918. He died at the base hospital at Fort Riley KS on 12-OCT 1918 of influenza and pneumonia. His parents would write, “We little thought how soon he’d be laid in a soldier’s grave.” More U.S. soldiers died from the 1918 flu than were killed in battle during the war. Arthur is buried in St Johns United Church of Christ in Cottleville.