Doughboy Centennial Search


On October 16, 1920, the Doughboy monument was erected on the point at Route 33 and Main Street in Robbinsville.

doughboy-2018The land was donated by John B Yard, a civil war veteran, to the residents for a memorial to the service men of Washington Township (now Robbinsville Township). The following men are listed on the monument for World War I:

 E. Drew Silver M.D. * David Scheidler
Willard V Applegate * James Reading
Fred Meeker * Grover Field
Irving Bastedo * Edward Gundlach
Richard Danser * Steven Marvel
William Lambert * Daniel Lyons
Herbert Pullen * Max Levine * Harry Nixon

The following men made the supreme sacrifice in World War II and are on the monument:

J. Steven Scheidler - June 29, 1944 - Italy
Chester S. Erbe - November 23, 1944 - Germany 

Terri Rinyu of the Robbinsville Public Works Department has a passion for genealogy and history. She is working on creating mini biographies for these men in preparation for the monument's 100th anniversary next fall.

Terri could use the public's help. If you have any information or photos of these men that you are willing to share, please contact her at, or call 609-259-0422.


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