Log Cabin Memorial - Veterans 314th Infantry Regiment A.E.F.


Charles Frederick Leinhauser, Sr.
Company B, 314th Infantry Regiment A.E.F.

Charles Frederick Leinhauser, Sr. - Company B, 314th Infantry Regiment A.E.F.
 
Born September 25th, 1895 in Philadelphia, PA, Charles spent most of his life in the city's suburbs in Delaware County, PA.
 
He was inducted in the US Army on May 28th, 1918 and served in the 154th Depot Brigade for two and a half weeks until he was reassigned to the 314th Infantry Company B during WWI. A few months later he was promoted to Private First Class on October 1st, 1918. He served with the 314th until November 1st, 1918. On that day, he hyperextended his left elbow and then spent the next three months recovering at the Base Hospital in Orleans, France. On April 25, 1919, Charles was honorably discharged and went back to civilian life.
 
He married Marie Angelus Williamson in Philadelphia in June 1920 and the two went on to have four children: Mary Margaret Leinhauser (1922 - 2001), Anna M. Leinhauser (1924 - 2018), Charles Frederick Leinhauser Jr. (1926 - 1990), and Donald J. Leinhauser (1930 - 2015).
 
Living back in Delaware County, Charles worked as a shop superintendent for a local manufacturing company. Outside of work, he was deeply involved with the Darby Moose Lodge No. 847. He joined "Moose" in 1938, was governor of the Darby lodge for 7 years and held all offices the lodge offered during his membership. He was elected VP of the Eastern PA Division of the Loyal Order of Moose for 1956 and then as President in 1957. A few years later, he passed away February 5th, 1962.
 
Like their father, both of his sons served their country, but in the Navy. Charles Jr. served on the USS Essex CV-9 in WWII and Donald served in the Korean War.


 
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