Purple Heart

Joseph A. Enneking

Courier Tribune
2 Nov 1944

A Kelly Soldier
Reported Missing

Pfc. Joseph A. Enneking
In France Three Months

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Enneking, Kelly, received word Monday, that their son, Pfc. Joseph A. Enneking, has been missing since October 13 in the European theater of war.

Joseph was a member of an infantry division, was about 24 years of age and had been overseas about three months. His sister, Mrs. Ben C. Holthaus, said Tuesday, he is believed to have gone directly to France from the United States. He has been in service two years next month. The last letter Joseph’s parents had from him was written October 4th.

Mr. and Mrs. Enneking have another son in service, Pvt. Rochus Enneking, stationed at Camp Fannin, Texas.

Relatives and friends of the Enneking family are hoping they will soon receive word of Joseph’s safety.

Courier Tribune
Dec 7, 1944
page 8

Joe Enneking Jr. Now
Reported Killed in Action

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Enneking received another message last week changing the one they had received earlier about their son, Joe Enneking Jr., missing in action. The latter message stated Joe Enneking Jr., was killed in action. Deepest sympathy is extended to Mr. and Mrs. Enneking and their family in their sorrow. Memorial services were held at the church in Kelly at 10:00 o’clock Tuesday morning.

Courier Tribune
Dec 7 1944
page 8

Kelly …
Memorial services were held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock in St. Bede’s church for Pfc. Joseph A. Enneking, who made the supreme sacrifice in France, Oct. 13. Father Placidus Kieffer, O.S.B. offered the High Mass of Requiem; Father Matthew Hall, Seneca, gave a patriotic and consoling sermon. The American Legion was represented, also two parish boys home on furlough were there, Callistus Kramer, Clarence Kongs. Deepest sympathy is extended to the family.