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Collection Ben M. Goldenberger
WVM ID Number WVM Mss 490
Object Name Archive
Title Papers and photographs, 1893-1919.
Year Range from 1893
Year Range to 1919
Event World War I
Description Letters, with transcriptions, and photographs related to the World War I service of Goldenberger a lifelong resident of Madison, Wis. who served with the 53rd Infantry. The letters were written by Stella Goldenberger (Ben's mother) and received by him while serving in France. Several letters are addressed to the commanding officer of Company M of the 53rd Infantry asking him to investigate Goldenberger's whereabouts since he had not written home in a while. Other letters include pride that her son is now a sergent, an mention of the prohibition vote, health concerns, and her excitement that Ben will be home soon. A notebook provides brief notes about service. There is also a pass stating that the bearer does not speak French, induction order, and discharge certificates. A photograph shows Goldenberger in uniform and a second photo shows Goldenberger and Alex Senger. In 1940 Ben Goldenberger changed his name to Ben Bergor.
Extent and Medium of Description Papers 0.1 linear ft. (2 folders and 1 oversized folder)
Photographs 0.1 linear ft. (1 folder).
Subjects Veterans -- Wisconsin -- Madison.
Soldiers -- Wisconsin -- Madison.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Illinois.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Wisconsin.
United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 53rd.