John Pape and Gertrude (Kramer) Pape (in back) with (left to right) sons Paul, Walter, and Lee, probably taken in October or November 1918, as Walter (born 1900) is recorded as having enlisted in the Army on October 5 and released November 14 of that year. Written on the back of the original photograph is "3 service stars in the window," and indeed, if you look in the window to the right, you can see a small banner with three stars. Lee (born in 1893) served in the Navy from July 19, 1917 to February 15, 1919. I could not find a record, but it appears that Paul (my paternal grandfather, born in 1896) served in the Navy as well. This photograph is among those saved by sibling Martha and now in the possession of her grandson Bill, my second cousin. It was taken in front of the Pape family home at 1043 Sherman Avenue in Evanston, Illinois. The house still stands today and is now numbered 1086.
© Amanda Pape - 2010