John LaMere
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John LaMere (1891 - 1923)

John LaMere aka Lamere
Born in Nebraska, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died at age 31 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Sep 2019
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John was Ho-Chunk.




“[Oliver LaMere] had three sons, Moses, Joseph and Frank, and two daughters, Elizabeth and Mary. Elizabeth was the mother of Angel Decora. Frank Lamere went to Nebraska with the tribe. He had five sons, Oliver, Joseph, Charles, John and Peter.” (Jipson, 256-257)

War Record

"John Lamere was a member of the Third Division of the American Expeditionary Forces in the late war [WW I]. He took part in all the battles and was discharged with honorable mention." (Jipson, 257)

Military records show that John (Service Number: 550399), the son of Frank Lamere of Winnebago, Nebraska, and his unit, Company H 38th Infantry, 3rd Inf. Div., departed Hoboken, New Jersey for France on 29 Mar 1918 on the ship Mount Vernon. While in France, he saw considerable action, and was promoted to Corporal. He was involved in the following campaigns (Find a Grave):


He returned with his unit on 11 Aug. 1919, departing from Brest, France on the Matsonia, and arriving in Hoboken, New Jersey on 20 Aug. 1919.


His Death Certificate shows his exact dates of birth and death. It says that he died at St. Joseph Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa of a fracture of the front of the skull. It does not say whether this was as a result of assault or an accident. At the time he was a laborer living on the reservation in Winnebago, Nebraska.

He was buried at the Catholic Cemetary in Winnebago, Nebraska on 16 May 1923.


  • Norton William Jipson, Story of the Winnebagoes (Chicago: The Chicago Historical Society, 1923). This is an unpublished typescript.
  • 1900 Census, Winnebago, Thurston, Nebraska; Enumeration District: 0187.
  • 1910 Census, Indian Population, Winnebago Reservation, Village of Winnebago, Winnebago Precinct, Thurston County, Nebraska. Edward Kellner, Enumerator, 11 May 1910.
  • Lists of Outgoing Passengers, 1917-1938. Textual records. 255 Boxes. NAI: 6234477. Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774-1985, Record Group 92. The National Archives at College Park, Maryland.
  • Lists of Incoming Passengers, 1917-1938. Textual records. 360 Boxes. NAI: 6234465. Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774-1985, Record Group 92. The National Archives at College Park, Maryland.
  • Standard Certificate of Death for John LaMere, Woolbury County, Iowa, 097-3031, 5/15/1923.
  • Find a Grave, Memorial ID: 11500778.

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