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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG1489.AM:  Otto K. Venneman, 1899-1964



Scrapbook:  1917-1921

Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska:  Soldier

Size:  One volume



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born at Nebraska City, Nebraska, on April 29, 1899, Otto Karl Venneman was the son of Rudolph and Bertha Venneman.  During World War I he served with Company B, 5th Nebraska Infantry.  He trained at Fort Cody, New Mexico, and then fought in France with the 4th Division.  Following the war, he married Helen E. Murray in Omaha on June 25, 1929.  Venneman worked as an inspector for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Otto C. Venneman died on August 7, 1964.  He is buried in Wyuka Cemetery at Nebraska City, next to his wife.



Note:  He later spelled his middle name as “Carl.”



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one scrapbook containing clippings and ephemera on the service of Otto Venneman with Co. B, 5th Nebraska Infantry.  The bulk of the materials dates from 1917 to 1918.  A few items in the scrapbook date between 1919 and 1921.  The first several pages of the scrapbook contain a timeline of his service written by Venneman.



INVENTORY



Box 1

Volume




    1. Scrapbook, 1917-1921



 



Subject headings:



Military service

Nebraska infantry — 5th regiment

Nebraska — National Guard

Soldiers — Nebraska — Otoe County

Venneman, Otto K., 1899-1964

World War, 1914-1918



 



Revised TMM      07-25-2019