MILDRED JAKES PERGLER
Father: Frantisek Jakes
Mother: Josephine Smit Jakes
Husband: Charles Pergler
Born: 18 October 1910 in ?Illinois
Married: ? in ?Illinois
Died: ? September 1977 in ?Chicago, Illinois, USA
- Email from James Pergler (grand-nephew) 29 July 2011
- Charles Pergler (born 1909) was killed in action in Northern Italy.
- He died on 1 November 1944.
- Charles and his wife, Mildred, had no children
- Husband Private Charles Pergler in 1944
- Letter from the 361ST Infantry to Mildred Jakes Pergler that her husband was Killed in Action 1 November 1944
- By this time you have received the official War Department notice that your husband, Private Charles Pergler, 36784369, was wounded in action in Northern Italy on October 26, 1944 and died of those wounds on November 1, 1944. This news must have been a severe shock to you, and we, his comrades, want to express this word of sympathy.
- Private Pergler and his company were set up in a defensive position. They were dug in well, but during a heavy barrage, an enemy artillery shell landed near your husband’s foxhole and he was wounded seriously by shrapnel. He received immediate first aid treatment from his aid man and was quickly evacuated under the cover of fog and darkness. In the hospital he received the finest medical attention, but seven days later he passed away. With full military honors he was laid to rest in a United States Military Cemetery in Northern Italy. A Christian funeral service was conducted for him by a Protestant chaplain.
- Any words of sympathy we might express seem so feeble in this, your hour of sorrow. God alone can give that peace that passes all human understanding. However, it may be helpful to know that your husband was a good soldier and was well liked by the officers and men of his company. He loved his home, his country, and the God-given principle of freedom. In true faithfulness to his duty, he fought of preserve them for us and, in so doing, gave “that last full measure of devotion.” He gave his life that others might live.
- May God’s blessings be upon you. Sincerely Yours, Wilford N. Vanderpool, Chaplain, 361st Infantry
- Husband Charles Pergler's Letters to his mother Marie
- Entered the Army for training around February 1944. Finished training the end of May 1944.
- Arrived in Italy in July 1944. Wounded in action in Norther Italy on 26 October 1944. Died on 1 November 1944. Burried in Military Cemetery in Northern Italy.
- Social Security Death Index
- Mildred Pergler was born 18 October 1910
- Died September 1977 in Illinois
- Social Security #353-14-6506 (Granted in Illinois)
- Obituary Published in Chicago Daily Tribune
- Mildred Jakes Pergler was the daughter of Josephine Jakes
- Mildred was the sister of Bessie Jakes Anderson, Edward Jakes, and Rose Jakes
- Obituary of Bessie Jakes Anderson, Published 15 November 1935
- Bessie Jakes Anderson lived at 2811 S Lawdale Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, USA