Otto K. Venneman [RG1489.AM]


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

Scrapbook:  1917-1921
Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska:  Soldier
Size:  One volume


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.”


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.


Box 1

  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


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