Fritz W. Haferkamp was born 7-OCT-1887 in Augusta MO. His parents were Herman and Kate Haferkamp. It is believed he preferred the name “Fred”. He had four siblings; Henry, Fred, Otto and Lena. He worked as a laborer at the quarry in Klondike MO. He was drafted in October 1917. He had just bought a farm not long before. He departed New York on the
Troop ship Olympic for Europe on 9-AUG-1918. He was in B Company 354
Infantry. He died 10-OCT-1918. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Evening Missourian reported on 13-DEC 1918 that he died in France of pneumonia and the Spanish Influenza. Haferkamp is buried in Augusta City Cemetery in St Charles County.