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"The battlefields are silent now. The graves all look the same." -- Motorhead,Voices from the War

Hoehn, Max


Company L

Born: December 26, 1854 (Berlin, Germany)

Died: January 6, 1911 (Sturgis, South Dakota)

Grave location: St. Aloysius Cemetery, Sturgis, SD

Grave GPS Coordinates: N44 24.832 W103 31.153

He enlisted on October 4, 1873, at St. Louis Barracks by Captain Charles Bendive. He listed his previous occupation as clerk. He was discharged on October 4, 1878, at Fort Abraham Lincoln, Dakota, upon expiration of service, as a private of excellent character.  He had grey eyes, light hair, fair complexion, and was 5’ 6 ¾”tall.  He was on detached service from June 15, 1876 at Yellowstone Depot, Montana Territory. Therefore, he didn’t perish at Little Bighorn like his Company L comrades.  On June 22, 1888, he became the first City Auditor of Sturgis, Dakota Territory.

Headstone for Max Hoehn at St. Aloysius Cemetery - Sturgis, South Dakota

Advertisement from Sturgis Weekly Record - December 25, 1908

On the steps of the Meade County Courthouse circa 1911.  Max Hoehn is in middle row on the far right with his daughter Ella seated next to him. His daughter Agnes is in the bottom row on the left.

Max's wife Annie circa 1919

Sturgis Weekly Record October 16, 1908 -- during an election, Max Hoehn wrote this letter to the newspaper.

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