Ilion Lever Cup Honoree - William Shletterer

Source: Utica Morning Telegram, Wednesday Morning, July 20, 1921


Corporal Fred Davis' Funeral
Friday at Annunciation
Church; Private Schletterer's


ILION. July 19.—The bodies of two of Ilion's soldier dead arrived in this village this evening on the train due here at 7:15 o'clock on the West Shore railroad, and were met by a guard composed of members of the Crim-Shafer Post. 920. American Legion, and escorted to the parlors of the Whiter funeral company on West Street.

Corporal Fred Davis and Private William Schletterer were both members of old Company M., One Hundred and Seventh Infantry. Twenty-Seventh Division, and heroically gave their lives on the battlefields of France during the World War.

Private Schletterer was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schletterer of West Clark Street and one of Ilion's most popular young men.

Corporal Davis was also a well known young Ilionite having made his home here with his sister, Mrs. William Jess of Sixth Avenue.

The funeral services over the remains of Corporal Davis will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock from the residence of his sister, and at 9:30 o'clock from the Church of the Annunciation.

The funeral services of Private William Schletterer will be held from his late home on West Clark Street, Saturday morning at 9 o'clock and from the Church of the Annunciation at 9:30 o'clock.

The bodies of the two young heroes will lie at the parlors of the Whiter funeral company until this afternoon, under a guard of honor composed of members of Crim-Shafer Post American Legion, and this afternoon the body of Corporal Davis will be escorted to the home of his sister, where it will lie in state until Friday morning.

The body of Private Schletterer will also be taken to his late home this afternoon and will lie in state until the funeral hour.

Members of the Crim-Shafer Post will act as guards at both homes.


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