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SurnameFirst Name (Nickname)Date of BirthDate of HireDate of Retirement (Reason)Date of DeathAge at DeathDate of ObituaryBadge #Notes
ABBOTTWilliam T.05/02/1828 11/27/190173y11/27/1901 JG 1:5 He was a charter member of the Alert Hook and Ladder Company No.1 on May 6, 1868. Elected Trustee on 08/06/1868. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
ABLESGeorge William Sr.12/28/19102/1/19433/17/1968 (Pension)10/7/197665y10/08/1976 JG 5C 25 years fire dept. George is the father of George William Ables Jr., the son-in-law of Charles G. Andrews. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
ABLESGeorge William Jr.3/8/19389/20/19653/25/1995 (Pension) George is the son of George William Ables Sr. and the grandson of Charles G. Andrews.
ADAIRGlenn Walter5/28/19243/1/19544/27/1984 (Pension)12/19/200682y12/21/2006 JG 3C2 Glenn is the brother of Ralph Freeman Adair and a nephew of Edwin C. H. Ostermeyer. He is a U.S. Army WWII Veteran and received a Purple Heart. He served the city as a firefighter and in the Fire Prevention Bureau for a total of 30 years. Glenn is buried in Covington Memorial Gardens
ADAIRRalph Freeman8/30/19268/1/19528/1/1979 (Pension)8/21/200275y08/23/2002 JG 3C Ralph is the brother of Glenn Walter Adair, the nephew of Edwin C. H. Ostermeyer and the brother-in-law of Thomas Arthur Enoch Heckman. He is a WW II U.S. Navy Veteran. Ralph is buried at Covington Memorial Gardens.
ADAMSJoseph Clyde Jr.10/13/19413/16/19682/27/1969 (Resigned) Served 11 mo. 11 da. on fire department.
ADAMSMichael Lane10/7/196810/9/1992 424Michael is the nephew of Thomas Edward Adams. Mike was a original member of the F.W.F.D.- Local 124 Honor Color Guard formed about 1998.
ADAMSStephen Andrew4/9/194812/1/19714/10/2000 (Pension) 125
ADAMSThomas Edward10/16/19433/4/19693/3/1991 (Pension) 12Fire Chief 1988-1990. Thomas is the uncle of Michael Lane Adams.
ADAMSKIJoseph Andrew6/22/19147/28/19458/3/1974 (Pension)1/3/200085y01/04/2000 JG 2C141Joseph is the uncle of David William Fyock II. WW II Veteran. Member of the F.W.F.D. WW II Veterans Drill Team. 29ys F.D., Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
AKERGrover Cleveland (Cleve) 08/00/1922 (Terminated)8/14/193142y10m1d08/15/1931 JG 1:7 He is in 1920 picture at #4's. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. Grover is the grandfather of Michael Melvin Aker and the Great Grandfather of Michael Justin Aker.
AKERMichael Melvin6/27/194410/7/196912/30/2005 (Pension) 58Michael is the grandson of Grover Cleveland Aker and the father of Michael Justin Aker. Mike served 36 years on the department.
AKERMichael Justin5/10/19808/22/2003 632Michael J. is the son of Michael Melvin Aker and the Grandson of Grover Cleveland Aker. Michael J. had his father Michael Melvin Aker pin on his badge when sworn in.
ALBANFrederick Earl (Fred)12/9/19283/17/19588/27/1978 (Pension)12/7/200374y12/09/2003 JG 3C1 No cemetery listed in obit.
ALBRECHTFrank00/00/186204/00/1885(Disability)7/30/192461y11m07/31/1924 NS 18:5 Worked at # 4's as driver 1895 to 1907. He was 39 years old in 1900. He was severely injured in a fire at Lehman Clothing store and placed on disability, served 12 years on fire department. Listed as pensioner in 1920 Local 124 union book. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
ALDAYScott Edward8/2/19694/30/1999 503
ALDRICHRyan Ralph2/18/19493/30/19751/15/1989 (Disability) 361Worked in signal department as a dispatcher and as a firefighter.
ALIENJoseph Member of Vigilant Co. 03/19/1877.
ALIGEINF. Member of Hope Hose Co. No. 1 on 02/21/1873.
ALLENClyde W. 01/00/19209/1/1922 (Disability)11/19/193649y11/24/1936 JG 6:2 Lost arm, fell 50' off ladder at fire at Old Vocational High in 1922. Clyde died and was buried in Lafayette, IL. He is in a picture at #6's in 1920.
ALLENDonald Rex (Dr. Dong)10/7/193012/14/19594/7/1992 (Pension) 177
ALLENPaul David (Sarge)7/13/19283/17/19583/17/1980 (Pension) 22Also had badge # 144. Paul is a brother-in-law to James Gaylord Firestine and the uncle of Daniel Andrew Firestine.
ALLGEIERBenjamin H. (Pap"") 03/23/189978y03/28/1899 Elected 1st Assistant Foreman of Alert No. 1 Co. on 07/18/1857. He died in Chattanoega, TN.
ALLGEIERCharles Elected 1st ensign of Hope Hose Co. No. 1 on 09/06/1872.
ALLGEIERFrank Joseph 10/19/192573y 3m 9d10/19/1925 NS 15:4 Elected 1st pipeman of Hope Hose Co. No. 1 on 09/06/1872. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
ALLGEIERJoseph Member of Hope Hose Co. 08/08/1873.
ALSPAUGHDonald Francis10/3/193512/14/19592/28/1980 (Disability)11/3/199964y11/04/1999 NS 6S3171Donald is the nephew of Clifford Martin Butler and Lyman W. Butler. He is the cousin of Thomas Vernon Butler.
ALTACRUSEFred Member of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848.
AMANNLouis00/00/1840 11/15/190867y11/15/1908 JG 15:2 He was a member of the Torrent Engine and Hose Company No. 3 organized on 07/16/1860. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
AMBERRobert Cline11/24/196712/5/1986 348
AMELINGEric Michael11/15/19658/10/200112/27/2004 (Resigned) 580
AMOSArchie Earl06/14/189412/4/19222/25/1964 (Pension)8/1/1974 08/02/1974 JG 4C48Became a credit union member on 12/22/1933 and was elected president on 01/12/1934. 41 years fire dept. WWI Veteran. Buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
ANDERSONMichael Scott10/8/197112/2/2005 678
ANDERSONWilliam H. (Col.) 05/18/187545y05/18/1875 DS Engineer of the Steamer Frank Randall in 1868. Engineer of Mechanics' Engine Co. No. 1 in 1869-70. Engineer of Frank Randall Steamer 05/27/1874. Died at St. Joseph Hospital, Buried at Massilon, Ohio. His father was W. Anderson.
ANDREWSCharles G.11/03/188910/31/192411/15/1943 (Disability)10/26/194454y10/27/1944 JG 12:3 19 yrs. Fire Dept. Joined local 124 union 7/10/1925. He became a credit union member on 12/22/1933. Charles is the father-in-law of George William Ables Sr. and the grandfather of George William Ables Jr. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
ANKENBRUCKFrank Martin 12/17/193364y12/18/1933 JG 1:4 Worked at #1's as driver from 1896 to 1899. Was 32 yrs. old in 1899. Frank died at St. Joseph Hospital and was buried in Catholic Cemetery.
ANTHONYGordon William12/9/194110/17/19706/2/1998 (Pension) 77
ANTRUPErnest Member of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848.
ARCHULETTARonald Ben9/25/19659/3/19857/1/1998 (Resigned) 189Changed name from Ballman in 1990's. Ronald is the son of Thomas Joseph Ballman.
ARMACHFrederick 12/2/192157y 6d12/03/1921 NS 14:2 Was engineer at Central Station 1893-1894. Died at Everett, Washington. Buried in Ft. Wayne, IN. at Lindenwood Cemetery.
ARMANJames3/30/19306/27/195612/3/1978 (Pension)
ARMSTRONGBrian Anthony2/19/19766/6/1997 477Brian is the nephew of Douglas Ray Mounsey, Daniel Wayne Mounsey and Richard Wayne Taylor. He is a cousin to Joshua David Keck.
ARNOLDJohn 01/12/188775y He was a member of the Mechanics' Mutual Protection Co. No. 1 on 07/20/1850.
ARRINGTONMerrell Antonio9/6/197512/15/2006 696
ASHRobert Worked at #4's as hoseman in 1910. Worked at # 1's as hoseman and driver 1911 to 1916.
ASHFORDWyman Lamont7/15/19706/6/1997 478
AUBREYJoseph00/00/1850 3/10/193180y03/11/1931 JG 3:3 He was in the fire with Hilsman when the explosion occured on 6/7/1871 at the Boltz Grocery Store. Elected pipeman of Mechanics Engine & Hose Co. 04/04/1872 & 04/03/1873. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
AUMANDavid Lee11/25/19453/16/19686/27/1985 (Disability) 41
AVELINEGeorge J. 11/27/187426y11/30/1874 DS 4 Elected to Board of Visitation of Hope Hose Co. No. 1 on 09/08/1871. 1st assistant foreman on 09/06/1872. Foreman 05/14/1874. Buried at Lindenwood Cemetery.
BAALSClinton Joseph (Clint)4/13/19001/17/19292/21/1960 (Pension)12/14/198888y 8m 1d12/15/1988 JG 1C:7 Fire Chief 1952-1959. 31 years on fire dept. Clinton is the father of Robert Elmer Baals, Grandfather of James Robert Baals, Brother-in-law to Harold Edwin Norton Sr., Uncle to Harold Edwin Norton Jr. and Dennis Gene Norton. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
BAALSJames Robert3/6/19592/20/1981 250James is the son of Robert Elmer Baals, grandson of Clinton Joseph Baals and a nephew to Lyle Garland Fretz and Harold Edwin Norton Sr., Cousin to Harold Edwin Norton Jr. and Dennis Gene Norton.
BAALSRobert Elmer5/29/19222/4/19572/22/1986 (Pension) 128Robert is the son of Clinton Joseph Baals, father of James Robert Baals and a brother-in-law to Lyle Garland Fretz, Nephew of Harold Edwin Norton Sr., Cousin of Harold Edwin Norton Jr. and Dennis Gene Norton.
BABCOCKPatrick Frederick (Pat)7/14/192812/14/19597/16/1965 (Resigned) Served 5y 7m 2d on fire dept.
BACHMAN On committee for firemen's tournament 07/15/1875.
BAERKevin Michael2/19/195312/26/19758/3/1996 (Disabilty) 233Kevin is the son-in-law of Robert Ogden Pinkham and the brother-in-law of Michael Robert Pinkham.
BAHLINGERJoseph03/10/18998/25/1922active (in line duty)11/3/192425y11/04/1924 NS 1:4 Electrocuted at 611 Hough St., served two years on Fire Department. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
BAILTimothy Paul (Tim)7/9/19696/19/1998 509
BAILLIEAndrew 4/16/195077y04/18/1950 JG 15 Worked at # 5's as hoseman from 1893 to 1896. He was 24 yrs. old in 1895. Died in Pomona, CA. Buried in CA.
BAINTERBrandon Travis5/15/197612/15/2006 697
BAKERAlvin S.
BAKERAndrew J.00/00/1859 11/1/19187/1/1919 07/02/1919 JG 15:3 35 yrs. fire dept., Worked at # 1's 1893 and 1894. 1895 to 1898 was captain at # 5's. 1899 to 1918 was captain at # 7's. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
BAKERCharles Member of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848. Member of Mechanics Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 organized on 08/07/1856.
BAKERChristian 04/22/1880 Member of Mechanics Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 organized on 08/07/1856.
BAKERDonald Kay (Taco)10/23/194612/26/19755/11/1998 (died active)5/11/199851y05/12/1998 JG 3C1281Donald is a grandson by marriage to Burton C. Van Horn. Buried in Covington Memorial Gardens.
BAKERErick Theodore2/5/198212/15/2006 698
BAKERFred Elected 2nd assistant foreman of Vigilant Engine Co. on 04/02/1873. 1st assistant foreman 06/02/1875. Foreman 04/03/1878. Fred is listed as one of the two chiefs of the minutemen on 10/20/1886, his pay was $17 a month.
BAKERHenry08/03/1828 10/28/187244y2m14d10/28/1872 WS 3 Member of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848. Chief Engineer of Fire Department 10/15/1855 to May 1856. Was member of Engine Co. No. 2 on 12/01/1851. Had one vote for Ass't Engineer of Fire Dept. 11/22/1854. Born in Heppenheim, Hesse Darmstadt. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
BAKERJohn Member of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848.
BAKERJohn 7/7/1916 John was appointed a minuteman on 07/24/1884, pay was $10 per month. Foreman for Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 in 1888, 1889-91.
BAKERJune M. 7/24/19846/4/1988 (Resigned)
BAKERLewis Member of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848.
BALESJason David9/15/19757/28/1995 438
BALLIETEric Jerome5/19/19766/19/1998 510
BALLMANThomas Joseph12/7/19473/1/19708/24/1985 (Disability) Thomas is the father of Ronald Ben Ballman Archuletta.
BALTZChristian Member of Vigilant Co. 06/05/1872.
BANDTGustav F. (Gust)06/16/18884/8/19175/1/1945 (Pension)6/14/195870y06/15/1958 JG 2:4 He became a credit union member on 12/22/1933. 29 yrs. fire dept. Gustav is a brother to William Bandt. Buried in Catholic Cemetery. He is in a picture in 1920 at #1's.
BANDTWilliam10/03/1876 active (line of duty)2/13/192851y02/14/1928 JG 1:7 Electrocuted at fire Harrison & Creighton 29, yrs. fire dept., Worked at # 8's as hoseman from 1899 to 1913. Worked at # 8's as lieutenant 1914 and 1915. He was 25 years old in 1900. William is a brother to Gustav F. Bandt. Buried in Concordia Cemetery. He is in a picture at #8's in 1920.
BANETHenry Alexander (Hank)08/21/18923/17/192411/1/1959 (Disability)8/27/196573y08/28/1965 JG 1B:1 35 years fire dept. WWI Veteran. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
BARBIERPeter F. 03/01/187849y03/04/1878 FWSent. Buried in Lindenwood on 03/04/1878. Peter had been a member of the Alerts for many years. He lived at 105 E. Wayne Street.
BARBOURLucius F. Elected secretary of Torrent Engine Co. on 07/16/1860.
BARHYDTBryan Matthew4/28/19779/13/2002 605
BARILEArthur William (Pasquale)1/30/19177/7/19457/11/1973 (Pension)9/6/200588y09/11/2005 JG 2C198WW II Army Veteran. Member of the F.W.F.D. WW II Veterans Drill Team. 28 years service F.W.F.D.
BARKHAUSJeffrey Scott4/27/19788/22/2003 633Jeffrey had his father, Dr. Robert S. pin on his badge when sworn in.
BARLICKJohn 4th July Committee 1874.
BARNESRobert William (Bob)8/31/19433/21/197110/6/1998 (Pension) 110Fire Chief 1990-1993.
BARNEYLowell Lewis1/9/193112/9/196312/10/1993 (Pension) 150Also had badge # 141.
BARRINGTONRichard Member of Alert Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1 11/13/1871.
BARTELSWalter F.10/7/19098/1/194411/9/1969 (Pension)3/30/198979y04/01/1989 JG 7A 25 years fire dept. Buried in St. John Lutheran Cemetery.
BARTUS Member of Alerts on 01/26/1875.
BASSJohn H.00/00/1835 12/17/192287y12/18/1922 JG 1 He was a charter member of the Alert Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 on May 6, 1868. Elected trustee on 08/03/1871. Member in 1879. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
BAUERChad Kenton4/26/197112/2/2005 679
BAUERMEISTERJerry Wayne3/13/194510/2/196710/5/1992 (Pension) 203
BAUMANNI. Member of Protection Co. 06/05/1872.
BAUMANNJohn00/00/1826 11/26/189368y11/29/1893 WS 1:7 Foreman of Protection Engine Co. No. 5 in 1873-74, 1874-75. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
BAVERVictor Curtis4/12/19778/22/2003 634Victor had his father Norman Baver pin on his badge when sworn in.
BAXGUSH. He was a member of the Torrents Engine and Hose Company No. 3 organized on 07/16/1860.
BAYLESSSolomon D.12/05/1814 05/31/187561y 5m06/02/1875 WS 3:4 Member of Alert Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1 on 11/04/1858. Born in Butler Co., OH. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
BEACHYAndrew Michael11/15/19739/13/2002 606Andrew is the nephew of Myron A. Wappes.
BEAMANHarland (Bud)4/2/19232/1/19512/28/1971 (Pension)11/23/198966y11/25/1989 JG 5A 20 years fire dept. WW II Vet. Buried in Huntertown Cemetery.
BEANSteven R. 11/10/19755/10/2002 (Pension) 311Worked in Signal Department and Fire Department..
BEARDJames Q. He was foreman of Hope Hose Co. No. 1 on 02/10/1871 & 09/08/1871. Elected 2nd assistant foreman of Vigilant Co. 04/16/1872. Secretary on 04/02/1873. Treasurer of new Torrent Co. No. 2 on 12/04/1873 & 06/08/1875.
BEARMANHeath Michael4/24/19808/10/2001 581Heath is a cousin to Scott Alan Resac.
BEASLEYMelvin Lee4/24/195810/9/19926/1/2005 (Resigned) 425
BECHMANFrank Foreman of Reserve Hand Engine in 1876-77.
BECHTOLDBryan Anton5/22/19678/10/2001 582
BECKPeter Member of Mechanics Engine and Hose Co. No.1 organized on 08/07/1856.
BECKERCharles 03/29/189173y03/30/1891 FWS 1:7 Charles is a brother to Henry W. Becker. Listed as minuteman on 10/20/1886, pay $10 per month. Foreman of Hose Co. No. 1 in 1887-88, 1889-90, 1891. Charley was given a handsome gold badge by members of Hose Company No. 3, He was the foreman on 08/11/1885. Story was in Daily Sentinel.
BECKERFrederick Jr. Foreman of Vigilant Hose Co. No. 2 in 1878, 1879-80, 1882-83. Second Assistant in Fire Department in 1883-84, 1885-86, 1887, 1888, 1889-91. Fred celebrated his 33rd birthday on 11/04/1883.
BECKERHenry W.02/21/1859 3/26/191960y 1m 6d03/27/1919 NS 1:6 He was firefighter then became clerk of board of works. Henry is a brother to Charles. He was listed as a minuteman on fire department on 10/20/1886, paid $10 per month. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
BECKMANCharles Henry9/21/192312/1/1951
BEECHERR. W. He was a member of the Torrents Engine and Hose Company No. 3 organized on 07/16/1860.
BEHNENBernard Elected Secretary of Torrent Engine Co. No. 3 on 07/17/1866.
BELOTJames Henry Jr.12/21/19261/16/19499/20/1978 (Pension) 53James is a brother-in-law to Morris Edward Waltemath.
BENTEHarry F. 2/8/191212/00/19508/26/195381y 5m19d08/27/1953 JG 2:4 His obit says retired in 1950. Worked as driver at # 1's in 1910, at # 4's in 1912 & 1913, at # 8's from 1914 to 1920. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. He is in a picture in 1920 at #8's.
BENTLEYHubert Charles (Dewey)10/7/19256/27/195610/19/1981 (Pension)3/26/198862y03/28/1988 JG 4A13425 years fire dept. WW II Veteran. Hubert is the father-in-law of Douglas Paul Hilkey, the uncle of James Albert Moring, Michael Todd Moring and Kenneth Roger Didier. Buried in Catholic Cemetery. Had badge No.139 in photo 1959.
BERGHOFFGeorge Anthony7/13/193910/15/19628/19/1984 (Pension) 156Also had badge # 206. George is a cousin to David William Fyock II.
BERMESMichael James5/22/196810/9/199210/22/2000 (Disabilty) 426
BERNINGJeffrey Alan4/21/19647/28/1995 439
BERTRAMKevin Arthur3/29/197712/10/2004 659
BEURETJustin00/00/1832 11/00/186734y11/23/1867 DG 4 Member of Torrent Engine Co. No. 3. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
BEURETSylvester 4/28/194475y04/29/1944 JG 2:3 Obit says was an extra on fire dept. for 10 years. Listed as fireman in the city directory from 1911 to 1919. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
BEVERFORDENSteven Robert6/27/195810/17/1980 145
BICKISTrifon Joseph (Steve)2/12/19246/27/19567/1/1978 (Pension)
BICKLEYBruce Edward12/7/19572/20/1981 248Bruce was a original member of the F.W.F.D.- Local 124 Honor Color Guard formed about 1998.
BICKNESEEdwin Earl (Ed)11/3/19336/1/19592/21/1986 (Pension) 160Worked as dispatcher and fireman. Also had badge # 81
BIEMERJulian J. 12/5/19026/1/19414/1/194466y04/02/1944 JG 25:2 Worked at # 1's as hoseman 1903, 1904 to 1915 was truckman. Retired as captain in 1941. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. He is in a picture at #1's in 1920.
BIGGSAmy Jo4/27/19707/28/1995 440
BIRDSELLWilliam He was in charge of a hose cart placed at Peter's Box & Lumber during the construction of the Wells street bridge on 07/09/1884.
BISELElmer E. Worked at # 5's as hoseman from 1895 to 1898. He was 32 yrs. old in 1898.
BISHOPBryon James5/25/190011/18/19246/30/1950 (Disability)4/21/196766y04/23/1967 JG 14A 26 years fire dept. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
BISHOPWilliam O. 4/1/19175/15/1940 Worked at # 1's in 1919, withdrew from local 124 union 9/19/1919. He signed a paper 6/26/1925 as a lineman fire dept.
BISHOPWilliam Sayles1/30/19604/3/1986 359
BLACKMarsha L. Gaines12/5/196910/11/1991 410Middle name Lizette. Marsha is the sister of Jerome Paul Gaines.
BLAINCecil Adair3/27/19409/1/19659/16/1983 (Disability) 65Cecil is the brother-in-law of John Michael Jump.
BLAIRLarry Joe3/2/19414/7/19758/1/2004 (Pension) 161Worked in fire shop and served as firefighter. 29 years of service. Larry is the father-in-law of David Joseph Roebel.
BLANTONHoward (Red)7/22/19149/18/19413/21/1967 (Pension)10/30/199177y 3m 8d11/01/1991 JG 3C105Fire Chief 1960-1963. 25 years fire dept. Buried in Lindenwood.
BLEEKEHarold William (Doc)10/28/19049/1/19261/1/1955 (Pension)11/11/199793y11/12/1997 JG 3C 1 Last member of 11/26 club alive. Harold is a brother to Herbert F. Bleeke and the uncle of Wilfred Oscar Bleeke. Buried in Concordia Cemetery.
BLEEKEHerbert F.06/03/189110/16/19237/15/1942 (Disability)2/2/197886y02/03/1978 JG 5C Served 18y, 9 mo. fire dept. Herbert is the father of Wilfred Oscar Bleeke, a brother to Harold William Bleeke. Buried in Concordia Cemetery.
BLEEKEWilfred Oscar11/12/19201/16/19492/28/1969 (Pension)11/10/199372y11/12/1993 JG 3C8620 yrs. fire dept. Wilfred is the son of Herbert F. Bleeke, the nephew of Harold William Bleeke. Buried in Prairie Grove Cemetery. WW II Veteran. Member of the F.W.F.D. WW II Veterans Drill Team.
BLESSINGEdward H.00/00/18909/1/19269/1/1951 (Disability)12/17/195969y12/18/1959 JG 2:3 24 years fire dept. Buried in EEL River Cemetery. Edward is the brother-in-law of Fred Christian Fortmeyer. He was a member of the 11-26 club.
BLOEMKERHenry Member of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848.
BLOOMJohn David9/1/195212/26/1975 234
BLOSSERErvin W. Worked at # 4's as driver in 1910 to 1912. He was 25 yrs. old in 1911.
BLUSTEdwin J.12/26/18928/21/1925active (died)9/9/194249y09/10/1942 JG 13:5 17 years fire dept. Buried in Prairie Grove Cemetery.
BOCKEdwin (Ed) 2/10/1924 (Resigned)1/11/193140y01/12/1931 NS 2 Worked at #1's as truckman from 1913 to 1924. He is in a picture of #1's crew in 1920. Buried in Concordia Cemetery.
BOCKELOHCharles 08/001864 08/30/1864, firemen's procession for funeral of C. Bockeloh formed at the hall at 2 o'clock. five or six companies.
BOERGERFlorence J. 06/10/189640y5m22d Driver for Vigilant Hose Cart No. 2 in 1882-83-84, 1885-86. Article on 09/10/1882 tells of Florence Berger and a runaway team of the Hose cart. He received serious injuries. He was found drunk at First Presbyterian Church fire and was fined $25 by fire committee on 12/19/1882. Florence resigned his position on 03/14/1885 to accept one as fireman on the Pittsburg. Buried in Lindenwood.
BOERGERHerman Member of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848.
BOERGERRudolph Member of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848.
BOERGERSimon J. 4/20/1923 (Disability)5/3/192365y 2m10d05/03/1923 NS 19:5 25 yrs. fire dept., worked at 5's as hoseman from 1899 to 1908, worked at #7's from 1909 to 1922. Made lieutenant in 1914. He was 42 years old in 1899. Simon was listed as fireman in the obit of George Thieme on 9/24/1884. Listed a minuteman on 10/20/1886, paid $10 per month. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. He is in a picture at #7's in 1920.
BOERGERWilliam Member of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848.
BOESTerry Eugene Jr.6/22/19647/28/1995 441
BOGENSCHUTZPhillip Joseph02/01/187812/2/2005 680
BOHNERCarl Fredirick03/27/18921/1/19201/1/1945 (Disability)3/28/196775y03/29/1967 JG Hired for two platoon system. Buried in Concordia Cemetery. He is in a picture at #9's in 1920.
BOLINGERAndrew Michael9/11/19829/13/2002 607
BOLINGERJohn Michael7/5/19556/29/1990 405John is the father-in-law of Brian Thomas Kidd.
BOLMANChrist Member of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848.
BOLTONHarry11/25/18947/29/19208/1/1945 (Pension)12/9/199298y He died in Channelview, Harris Co., TX.
BOLTZFerdinand F. 6/4/192683y06/05/1926 JG 6:1 F.F. Boltz was the owner of the grocery store where Frederick Hilsman was killed. Boltz was also a member of the Alert Fire Company. He was injured in the Boltz Grocery Fire. He was a charter member of the Alert Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 on May 6, 1868. 1st assistant foreman 08/06/1874. Member in 1879. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
BOLTZFrederick C. 11/17/193082y 4m29d11/18/1930 NS 10:5 Petitioned for organization of Torrent Engine & Hose Co. No. 3 on 09/29/1869. He was also a member of the Alerts. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
BONDJared D. 6/9/1912 He was the Secretary for the Independent Alert Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 on 08/04/1858. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
BONERobert Ross1/26/19606/9/1989 399
BONEWAYEgbert V. He was a member of the original fire company in Fort Wayne. It was recorded in the Allen County Deed book on August 30, 1839.
BONIFASJoseph William (Joe)4/2/19317/1/19557/1/1979 (Pension) 103Hired as fireman to direct traffic during the building of the NKP elevation. They had fire badges and worked for nine months before going into the fire houses. The day Joseph retired he rode a horse from Station No. 2 to the fire museum at old # 3's on West Washington Street.
BONNETConrad 03/00/1873 03/05/1873 GAZ 1 Member of Alert Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1. Funeral took place from his residence No. 60 East Main Street on 03/05/1873. Buried at Lindenwood Cemetery.
BONTEMPOPaul Wayne10/28/195212/6/19862/6/2001 (Disability) 357
BOOKERRobert 9/3/19856/16/1986 (Terminated)
BORGMANAugust Was at #3 in 1893 & 1894 as hoseman.
BORNEMANW.
BOSTICKElias P. He was a charter member of the Alert Engine Company No. 1, organized on 08/10/1856. First assistant foreman for the Independent Alert Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 on 08/04/1858.
BOSTICKF. He was elected pipeman of Alert Engine Co. No. 1 on 07/18/1857.
BOSTICKJohn W. 6/13/190152y06/14/1901 JG 1 He was a charter member of the Alert Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 on May 6, 1868. Elected 2nd assistant foreman 08/08/1873. Foreman from 1874-75-76. Member in 1879. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
BOTASDavid Marcos10/14/19646/6/1997 479
BOURIELouis Thompson (Lon)06/12/1828 3/16/190374y03/17/1903 JG 7 Chief engineer of fire department 1856- 1859, 1862-63, 1864-65. Foreman of Independent Alert Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1 1860, 1861-62, 1868, 1878. He was a charter member and Foreman of the Alert Engine Company No. 1, organized on 08/10/1856. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
BOWERSChristine Ann Myers (Chris)9/29/19582/20/1981 200Christine is the daughter of Anthony Joseph Myers.
BOWERSJames R. 10/27/190757y10/31/1907 JG 1 Member of Hope Hose Co. 08/08/1873. Died at Kansas City, MO. Buried in Catholic Cemetery in Ft. Wayne.
BOWLINChristine Marie5/14/19759/13/2002 608
BOWSERCarter Issac 1/1/19204/1/19457/20/195457y 7m29d07/21/1954 JG 1:1 Fire Chief 1940-1945. Hired for two platoon system. He became a member of the credit union on 12/22/1933. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. Carter is an uncle to William Robert Bowser Sr. & William Robert Bowser Jr. He is in a picture in 1920 at #2's. Carter was a state fire marshall. WWI Veteran,
BOWSERWilliam Robert Jr. (Bob)3/19/194711/27/197412/30/2005 (Pension) 262William Robert Jr. is the son of William Robert Bowser Sr. & the nephew of Carter Isaac Bowser, Roscoe R. Wehr, Russell Oral York, Dwight Alden York. The cousin of Eldon Roscoe Wehr, Melvin Leroy Smith, Jamison Russell York and Andrew Joseph Pfeiffer.
BOWSERWilliam Robert Sr. (Bill)9/6/19218/10/19468/9/1971 (Pension)4/14/199977y04/15/1999 JG 3C274William Robert Sr. is the father of William Robert Bowser Jr., nephew of Carter Isaac Bowser, Roscoe R. Wehr, Brother-in-law to Dwight AldenYork and Russell Oral York. Cousin to Eldon Roscoe Wehr and Melvin Leroy Smith. Uncle to Andrew Joseph Pfeiffer and Jamison Russell York. WW II Veteran. Member of the F.W.F.D. WW II Vets Drill Team. Bill is buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park
BRACKENRIDGECharles S. 1/10/190259y01/11/1902 JG 6 He was a charter member of the Alert Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1 on May 6, 1868. Chas. City Civil Engineer was elected a member of Alert Hook & Ladder Co on 09/06/1871. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
BRACKENRIDGERobert Robert was a member of the original fire company in Fort Wayne. It was recorded in the Allen County Deed book on August 30, 1839.
BRACKENRIDGETheodore K. 08/27/187963y 7m08/29/1879 FWDG He was a member of the original fire company in Fort Wayne. It was recorded in the Allen County Deed book on August 30, 1839. Born in Phil., PA. He was elected to a committee of a fire company that was formed but there were to many men for the city to outfit, so they had to re-organize in 1856. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
BRANDFred Member of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848.
BRANDENBERGERMarvin Luther6/17/195012/26/19758/25/1987 (Resigned) 285
BRANDTWilliam J. (Butch) 04/16/18961/1/1940 (Pension)6/16/195083y 7m27d06/17/1950 JG 3:3 44 yrs. fire dept., worked at #3's as hoseman from 1896 to 1915, Made lieutenant in 1914, was captain in 1923, was battalion chief in 1925, retired as battalion chief. Buried in Concordia Cemetery. He is on a composite picture of #3's in 1909 and in a picture at #1's as captain in 1920 .
BRANNINGKenneth Paul12/30/19423/20/19669/26/1998 (Pension) 296Radio Shop
BRAUNSteven George7/24/19716/6/1997 480Steven is a grandson by marriage to Melvin Newton Crosby.
BRECOUNTRobert L. 11/14/1923 (Resigned)4/20/195257y04/21/1952 JG 2 Worked at # 1's 1920 to 1922. He was accepted in Local 124 union on 8/19/1920. Buried in Prairie Grove Cemetery.
BREEDENFrank Edgar8/20/19212/3/19478/8/1970 (Disability)2/1/199573y02/03/1995 JG 3C 23 years fire dept. Frank is the brother of William Harrison Breeden and the uncle of James Dean Garrison. WW II U.S. Marine Veteran. Member of the F.W.F.D. WW II Veterans Drill Team. Buried in Covington Memorial Gardens.
BREEDENWilliam Harrison12/20/192912/9/19632/21/1985 (Pension)10/11/200676y10/13/2006 JG 3C1174William is the brother of Frank Edgar Breeden and the uncle of James Dean Garrison. U. S. Army Korean War Veteran. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
BRENNANRobert Earl (Bob)04/25/189610/1/19311/24/1957 (Pension)4/23/197577y04/25/1975 JG 25 years fire dept. WWI Veteran. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
BRENNERGeorge Listed as minuteman on fire department on 10/20/1886, pay was $10 per month.
BREWERLarry D.12/21/19454/18/19685/22/1993 (Pension) 304Signal department.
BRINEGARJerry James9/10/19626/19/1998 515
BRINKERTodd Michael10/17/196910/11/1996 459
BRISENTINERobert Allen8/1/195012/26/19757/1/1995 (Disability)
BROCKMYERRonald Eugene12/26/19376/26/19617/9/1981 (Pension) Ronald is the nephew of Ralph Joseph (Fuzz) Miller, Frank J. Miller Sr. and Robert Joseph Miller Sr.
BROKAWMatthew Carl12/5/197411/22/2000 550Matthew is a nephew of Robert Earl Gorrell.
BRONTZChristopher Original member of Protection Engine and Hose Co. No. 5 organized on 07/20/1859. Foreman of Protection Engine Co. No. 5 in 1869-70. Last name could be BRUNSE or BRONTZ or BRUNZ
BRONTZL. On a committe for 4th july on 05/29/1866.
BROOKERM. Member of Mechanics Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 organized on 08/07/1856.
BROWERGlen Dale (Geno)12/2/19281/26/19581/26/1988 (Pension) 143
BROWNBrett Berkley9/20/19726/19/1998 512Brett is the son of Gary Lee Brown and the nephew of Ronald Wayne Brown.
BROWNClyde Melvin8/29/19224/16/19515/16/1971 (Pension)8/19/199471y08/20/1994 JG 7A Died in Garrett, IN. He was cremated. Clyde is the son of William C. Brown. WW II Veteran.
BROWNGary Lee9/5/19509/15/19789/17/2002 (Pension) 20Gary is the father of Brett Berkley Brown, the brother of Ronald Wayne Brown and the brother-in-law of Ralph Peter Peconge. 24 years service.
BROWNJames Thomas12/24/19498/6/19728/5/1997 (Pension) 270James is the son of Roland Joseph Brown and the nephew of Julian Francis Franke III.
BROWNJohn Charles Jr2/19/19208/21/19509/15/1959 (Resigned)4/16/198666y04/19/1986 JG Worked 9 years on fire dept. WW II Veteran. Died in Grants Pass, OR.
BROWNKenneth David (Stinky)3/27/193710/15/196210/16/1987 (Pension) 174
BROWNMichael Stephen6/18/197712/10/2004 663
BROWNRoland Joseph (Rap)12/16/19293/28/19609/29/1987 (Pension)3/15/200575y03/18/2005 JG 3C6172Roland is the father of James Thomas Brown, a brother-in-law to Julian Francis Franke III. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. Brownie died in Gilbert, Ariz.
BROWNRonald Wayne (Pus Face)9/18/19463/1/19703/1/1990 (Pension) 144Fire Chief 1984-1988. Ronald is the brother of Gary Lee Brown, uncle of Brett Berkley Brown and the son-in-law of Philip Pollos.
BROWNStanley Edson Jr. (Chameleon)6/29/19385/1/19683/21/1987 (Disability)5/13/198749y05/14/1987 JG 2C10519 years fire dept. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
BROWNWilliam C. 6/1/191611/1/19418/24/195271y08/25/1952 JG 12:7 William is the father of Clyde Melvin Brown. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. He is in a picture at #5's in 1920.
BROXONThomas W. (Conehead)9/29/19553/23/1979 89
BRUCETyler Thomas3/21/19739/13/2002 609
BRUDIGottlieb A. 1/30/194167y01/31/1941 JG 10:6 Worked at #2's as driver from 1902 to 1909. Buried in Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Gottlieb is the father of Raymond G. Brudi.
BRUDIRaymond G.00/00/1906 active (died)6/26/193428y06/27/1934 JG 2:6 Joined local 124 union 4/11/1929. First listing as fireman in city directory was 1929. Raymond is the son of Gottlieb A. Brudi. Buried in Concordia Cemetery.
BRUNNERJohn Member of the Eagle Engine and Hose Company organized in 1862. They were active till 1870.
BRUNSChristian Foreman of Protection Engine Co. No. 5 in 1866-67. Appointed 2nd Assistant Chief Engineer on 05/26/1869.
BUBEFrank
BUCHANANGeorge Member of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848.
BUCHANANJames E. James was a member of the original fire company in Fort Wayne. It was recorded in the Allen County Deed book on August 30, 1839.
BUCHANNANJohn John was a charter member of the Alert Engine Company No. 1, organized 08/10/1856.
BUCKMASTERMerald (Buck, Pete)6/6/19298/23/19508/22/1978 (Pension)4/27/198858y04/28/1988 NS 2B 28 years fire dept. Buried in Concordia Cemetery. U.S. Army WWII Veteran.
BUCKWALTERLouis T. (Lew) Foreman of Independent Alert & Ladder Co. No. 1 in 1866-67, 1868-69, 1869-70, 1870-71, 1872. Lou resigned as foreman 05/02/1872.
BUECHNEREdward Warren1/23/19281/1/19535/6/1982 (Pension) WW II Veteran.
BULGERPatrick James (Pat) 05/24/1838 10/9/191476y10/10/1914 JG 12 Last name was found spelled -BULGER and BOLGER. Driver for Hope Hose Co. No. 1 in 1869-70. Driver of Torrent Steamer and Hose Co. in 1876-77. Driver of Vigilant Engine in May 1876, 1878, 1879-80. Driver of the Anthony Wayne Steamer in 1882-83. He is buried at Catholic Cemetery.
BULTEMEIERArnold Martin (Arnie)4/30/192610/16/19612/24/1985 (Pension) 102Also had badge No. 188.
BULTEMEYERRaymond Charles2/14/193010/15/19623/5/1973 (Disability)4/8/200676y04/10/2006 JG 4A1 Ray served 11 years on Fire Department. He was a Korean War Veteran. Buried in Concordia Cemetery Gardens.
BUMGARDNEREmily L. (Bummy)9/24/19187/13/19453/1/1968 (Pension)6/27/200587y06/29/2005 JG 2C1 WW II U. S. Army Veteran, Cannon Co. Member of the F.W.F.D. WW II Veterans Drill Team. He died at Macclenny Nursing Center, Macclenny, Fla. Buried in Covington Memorial Gardens. Bummy is the Great Great Uncle to Andrew Jason May.
BURKThomas Treasurer of Protection Engine and Hose Co. No. 5 when it was organized on 07/20/1859.
BURKEVirgil Carl (Hap)8/9/19383/22/19673/23/1998 (Pension) 14Virgil is the son-in-law of Earl John Tescula.
BURKHOLDERRichard Allan10/4/193812/9/19633/18/1987 (Pension) 240
BURNWORTHCharles Scott 1/1/1920active (died)2/8/193943y02/09/1939 JG 2:3 Hired for two platoon system. Buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park. He is in a picture at #4's in 1920. Signed the charter of the Firemen's Credit Union on 11/28/1933, was elected temporary V.P.
BURRISArthur R.7/29/19223/1/19554/8/1958 (Resigned)6/8/199673y06/10/1996 NS 12A WW II Veteran. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
BURSONKenneth Michael (Ken)9/13/19756/19/19985/2/2002 (Terminated) 513Terminated for violation of rules.
BURTTerry Darnell9/5/195212/9/1983 326
BURTNETTEThomas Willis (Jack)4/3/19284/16/195111/12/1978 (Pension) WW II Veteran.
BURTONAndrea Lynn Manning12/26/19768/10/2001 594Andrea is the daughter of Darrell Allen Manning.
BURTONWillie Dornell6/3/197512/15/2006 699
BUSCHNathaniel Thomas7/31/197512/2/2005 681
BUSHJeremy David1/9/197911/22/2000 551
BUSHMANF. W. Member of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848.
BUSSEEarl W. John1/6/19206/10/19466/11/1976 (Pension)7/25/198767y07/27/1987 JG 5A 30 years fire dept. Buried in Covington Memorial Gardens. WW II U.S. Navy Veteran. Earl is a brother-in-law to Eugene Harold Snouffer Jr. Member of the F.W.F.D. WW II Veterans Drill Team.
BUSSEFred Treasurer of Vigilant Co. 06/02/1875.
BUTLERClifford Martin11/18/190211/16/192312/1/1952 (Disability)6/10/196563y06/11/1965 JG 3A120Clifford is the father of Thomas Vernon Butler, a brother to Lyman W. Butler and the grandfather of Kevin Michael Harris. He is the uncle of Donald Francis Alspaugh. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
BUTLERLyman W. 1/9/1924 (Resigned) Joined union 2/14/1920. He was hoseman at # 3's from 1920 to 1923. Resigned in good standing, moved to MO. Lyman is the brother of Clifford Martin Butler and a uncle to Thomas Vernon Butler and Donald Francis Alspaugh. He is in a picture at #3's in 1920.
BUTLERThomas Vernon4/28/19341/26/19583/24/1984 (Pension) Thomas is the son of Clifford Martin Butler, the nephew of Lyman W. Butler and the uncle of Kevin Michael Harris. He is a cousin to Donald Francis Alspaugh.
BYANSKIJoseph D.00/00/18631/16/19027/1/1928 (Pension)10/14/193369y10/14/1933 NS 2:6 Was sec. for pension board. Worked at # 1's as engineer from 1902 to 1906, worked at # 7's from 1907 to 1915. Buried in Catholic Cemetery. He is in a picture at #7's in 1920.
BYRDJackie Homer8/21/19371/24/19661/24/1998 (Pension) 214Jackie is a brother-in-law to Johnnie Lee Whiteside. He worked in fire shop and as firefighter.
BYRDRichard D. Jr.1/12/196710/9/1992 427
BYRTNeil Arthur4/8/19404/20/19644/18/1984 (Pension) 108
CABLERWilliam Gerow10/14/19236/1/19528/23/1972 (Pension)3/29/199066y 5m15d03/30/1990 JG70Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
CAINJames John1/18/19129/1/19443/7/1968 (Pension)4/11/200290y04/13/2002 NS 11A56James is a brother-in-law to Max Eugene High. James was buried in Palms Memorial Park in Sarasota, Fl.
CALLDouglas Lance8/24/19626/6/1997 481
CAMERONAmos Arnold (Red)2/3/19282/1/19514/6/1983 (Pension)10/31/200274y11/02/2002 NS10A266Amos is the father of Michael Lynn Cameron. He was a WW II Army Veteran. Amos died at the VA Hospital in Marion, IN. He is buried in the Catholic Cemetery. Worked 32 years on the fire department.
CAMERONJeffrey Robert7/15/197011/22/2000 552
CAMERONMichael Lynn10/30/19577/24/198412/23/2004 (Disability) 150Michael is the son of Amos Arnold Cameron
CAMPBELLIsaac W. (Ike) He was a charter member of the Alert Engine Company No. 1, organized on 08/10/1856. A member of the Independent Alert Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 on 08/04/1858. Foreman of Independent Alert Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 1859. Second assistant of Fire Department 1861-62. Elected Treasurer on 8/1862
CARCIONEMichael Lee4/1/19698/10/2001 583
CARIERAugustus H. (A.H.)12/30/1827 06/01/1890 06/03/1890 DG 4 He was a charter member of the Alert Engine Company No. 1, organized on 08/10/1856. Secretary and charter member of Alert Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 on May 6, 1868. Secretary in 1862, 1872, 1873-74, Member in 1879. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
CARLAdler Peter (Bud)00/00/18913/13/192110/1/19568/31/195867y09/01/1958 JG 2:2 35 yrs. fire dept. Adler is related by marriage to Alan Herbert Such. Buried in St. Vincent Catholic Cemetery.
CARLJohn D. (Buddy) 5/1/195288y4m25d05/02/1952 JG 26:8 Oldest volunteer firefighter in city dies at 88 yrs. 4 mo. 25 da., 1889-90 worked at #1's , 1919 was last listing as fireman in city directory. 1889-94 # 1's hose cart, Rooms 32 court st. Hoseman at No. 3's in 1891. 1919 was last listing in city directory as fireman. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
CARPENTERCharles He was a member of the Torrents Engine and Hose Company No. 3 organized on 07/16/1860.
CARPENTERCorey Jon2/20/19696/29/1990 406Corey is the son of Donald Jack Carpenter Jr. & the grandson of Donald Jack Carpenter Sr.
CARPENTERDonald Jack Jr. (Carp)12/17/19453/21/19716/19/1996 (Pension) 32Donald is the father of Corey Jon Carpenter and the son of Donald Jack Carpenter Sr.
CARPENTERDonald Jack Sr. (Jack, Carp)6/1/19222/4/19573/3/1977 (Pension)11/20/198361y11/21/1983 JG 7B6320 years fire dept. Donald is the father of Donald Jack Carpenter Jr. & the grandfather of Corey Jon Carpenter. He also had badge # 108. WW II vet. Buried in Concordia Cemetery.
CARTOLLAnton He was a member of the Torrents Engine and Hose Company No. 3 organized on 07/16/1860.
CARTRIGHTJohn Elected Axman of Rescue Fire Co. No. 6 on 01/02/1873.
CARYJoseph Elected pipeman of Vigilant Co. on 09/14/1871 & 04/02/1873.
CASSADAYWilliam Patrick3/30/19443/1/19708/18/1978 (Resigned) 142
CASSIDYCasey John8/5/19727/28/1995 442
CASTATORDoug Dean4/13/197112/2/2005 682
CASTLEThomas Edward3/25/19483/1/19703/1/1995 (Pension) 199Thomas is a cousin to Terry Paul Flaugh.
CAUSEYFloyd Lee4/7/197412/10/2004 660
CAVACINIJames4/5/194512/12/19755/5/1996 (Disability) 235James is the nephew of Franklin Delano Colone.
CAVANAUGHJohn Frederick (Jack)7/6/19433/13/19693/18/1995 (Pension) 16
CENCICharles 10/17/19808/6/1995 (Disability) 169
CENTLIVRELouis Alphonse09/27/1857 2/15/194284y4m19d02/16/1942 JG 1 Member of Alert Hook & Ladder Co. No 1 on 11/22/1879. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
CERTIAPeter07/17/1840 1/1/191069y01/02/1910 JG 25 Member of Alert Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1 on 09/02/1878. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
CHAMPLINRoy Gerald05/11/18991/1/19274/14/1964 (Disability)11/10/196462y11/11/1964 JG 3A Signal Dept. He was placed on disability 1/31/1946 and reinstated 6/1/1948. His name is listed on his marriage record as Gerald LeRoy Champlin. Buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
CHANDLERChester 3/23/19796/8/1984 (Resigned)
CHITTENDENErastus L. (Ras) 06/19/188652y06/19/1886 DG 15 He was a charter member and secretary of the Alert Engine Company No. 1, organized on 08/10/1856. He was City Clerk from 1863 to 1869. Served as Councilman from Third Ward. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
CHRISTWallace (Wally)11/3/19448/10/197012/6/1984 (Disability) 175
CHRISTENHarold William (Knobby)7/23/19089/1/194210/1/1967 (Pension)10/26/198779y 3m 3d10/28/1987 JG 2C11625 years fire dept. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
CHRISTIEEdward J.3/24/19443/17/19723/24/1997 (Pension) 121
CLARKAdam He was a charter member of the Alert Engine Company No. 1, organized on 08/10/1856. He was secretary pro tem on 09/06/1856. Elected foreman 08/03/1864.
CLARKGeorge R. Engineer of Steamer No. 3, Frank Randall" in 1874-75."
CLARKJarvis M. (Pop) 1/16/19018/15/19379/24/194478y09/27/1944 JG 9:2 Worked #1's as driver 1902, #7's as driver 1903 to 1913, #1's 1914-15, 1937 last listing as fireman in city directory. Died at Sacred Heart Hospital in Garrett, Indiana. Buried in Ligonier, IN. He is in a picture at #9's in 1920.
CLARKJoseph Member of Torrent Engine Co. on 11/14/1867.
CLARKEFred J. He was Treasurer for the Independent Alert Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 on 08/04/1858.
CLAUSMark Alan11/3/19694/30/1999 524
CLAYScott Alan2/18/19748/22/2003 635Scott had his mother-in-law, Kathleen Cary pin on his badge when sworn in.
CLEARMichael 03/27/187857y04/03/1878 WS 4:5 Member of Mechanics Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 organized on 08/07/1856. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
CLEARYDennis E. 12/26/194571y4m6d12/27/1945 JG 13:7 Worked at #1's as tillerman 1899 to 1903. 1903 city directory was the last listing as fireman. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
CLEVELANDDonald Ross9/3/193212/7/19594/15/1987 (Pension) Donald is the nephew of Howard William Esterline and the cousin of Howard James Esterline, Thomas David Esterline, Daniel Edwin Esterline and Eric Thomas Lahey.
COCANOURJohn B. John was allowed three dollars for a fire coat on 03/18/1843. Chief Engineer of Fire Department May 1849 to May 1850. John left Fort Wayne on 01/06/1851 and went to California.
COCHRANDonald Hawkins (Footsie)4/2/19371/7/19633/19/1983 (Pension) 31
COCHRANEJohn B. 03/09/189181y03/10/1891 DG 4 Chief Engineer of Fire Department May 1843 and June 4, 1849. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
CODYJohn H.00/00/1844 3/10/191066y03/11/1910 JG 9 He was a member of the Torrents Engine and Hose Company No. 3 organized on 07/16/1860. Elected treasurer on 07/17/1866. Foreman in July 1867. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
CODYMaurice (Morris)00/00/1818 02/14/1895 02/17/1895 Member of Mechanics Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 organized on 08/07/1856. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
COEArthur Worked at #3's as truckman 1912 to 1916. 1916 was last listing in city directory as fireman.
COLEMANJohn (Resigned) He was accepted in Local 124 union on 8/19/1920. Resigned in good standing
COLERICKHenry03/04/1847 11/17/190962y 8m13d11/18/1909 JG 1 Foreman of Ed. Slocum's No. 6 in 1866-67. Henry was secretary of Hope Hose Co. No. 1 on 02/10/1871. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
COLERICKJohn A. (Captain)9/25/1918 01/13/1855 01/14/1885 DG 6:6 He was a member of the Protection Fire Co. No. 1 on 01/04/1851. His funeral was from the Cathedral.
COLONEFranklin Delano R. (Daley)12/6/193510/15/196210/16/1987 (Pension)3/15/200468y03/17/2004 JG 3C253Franklin Delano Roosevelt Colone is the uncle of James Cavacini. U.S. Army
COLPETZERRobert Eugene6/11/19433/17/197210/2/2004 (Pension) 31232 years service in Signal Dept.
COLTERWilliam Edward9/19/19553/23/1979 108
COLVINCody 7/27/19188/1/1943 (Pension)5/9/195364y 2d05/10/1953 JG 12A5 25 yrs. fire dept. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. He is in a picture at #7's in 1920.
COMPARETCharles W. 3/7/193081y03/08/1930 JG 15:6 Member of Hope Hose Co. No. 1. Named 2nd Assistant Engineer of fire dept. on 06/26/1872. 1st assistant engineer 05/19/1874. Petitioned Council for $100 to cover injury cost from recent Bloomingdale fire 01/27/1875. Charles is the grandson of Francis A. Comparet. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
COMPARETFrancis A.00/00/1796 02/20/184548y02/22/1845 TPP 3 Francis was a member of the original fire company in Fort Wayne. It was recorded in the Allen County Deed book on August 30, 1839. Francis is the grandfather of Charles W. Comparet.
COMPARETMarcellus He was a charter member of the Alert Engine Company No. 1, organized on 08/10/1856.
COMPTONAmos Amos was a member of the original fire company in Fort Wayne. It was recorded in the Allen County Deed book on August 30, 1839.
COMPTONDeWayne Elmer (Bull)2/2/19405/1/196711/13/1983 (Disability) 96
COMPTONEli Eli was a member of the original fire company in Fort Wayne. It was recorded in the Allen County Deed book on August 30, 1839.
CONEEli Second assistant foreman of Mechanics Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 organized on 08/07/1856.
CONNELLYGary5/9/194410/3/19667/1/1975 (Disability) 133Gary's hands were burned in a flash fire and he was placed on pension.
CONNERSPat Driver of the Vigilant Steamer 04/01/1874.
CONNETMartin Van B. 3/26/192380y 2m 6d03/26/1923 NS 7:4 Elected 2nd pipeman of Rescue Fire Co. No. 6 on 01/02/1873. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
CONNETTEdward Joe1/12/19769/13/2002 610
CONNORSMichael09/16/183908/00/18639/29/1916 (Pension)4/9/191878y 7m04/09/1918 JG 2:4 Born in Ireland, obit says 1st paid firefighter in Fort Wayne , 54 yr FD, worked at #2's as captain from 1895 to 1916. He was 76 yrs. old in 1915. Drove 1st team of fire horses in Fort Wayne. Buried in Catholic Cemetery. He is in a picture at #2's as captain in 1889. Driver for Hope Hose Co. No. 1 in 1869-70. Driver of Torrent Engine No. 3 in 1876. Driver Vigilant Steamer and Hose Co. 1876-77. Driver of Anthony Wayne Engine 1878, 1885-86. Driver of Charley Zollinger Engine 1879-80, 1882-83. Engineer of Steamer No. 2 in 1887-88, 1889-90, 1891. He was the first captain made on the paid fire dept.
CONRADKit Alan4/10/19512/18/197410/14/2003 (Pension) 346Kit is the son-in-law of John Robert Lonergan.
CONRADMelvin Stanley3/12/19374/6/19694/8/1987 (Disability)
COOKChrist Member of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848.
COOKFred 2nd pipeman Mechanics' Engine Co. 06/04/1874. Appointed full paid driver of new horse hose cart by Council on 02/10/1876.
COOKPhilip C. 05/24/1877 Philip was a member of the original fire company in Fort Wayne. It was recorded in the Allen County Deed book on August 30, 1839. Lived in Wayne Twp.
COOKRoy Calvin10/2/19263/17/19586/24/1979 (Pension)4/20/200679y04/21/2006 JG 3C1145WWII Navy Veteran. Roy is buried in Covington Memorial Gardens.
COOKWilliam Moore II (Bill)2/9/19139/27/193710/1/1964 (Pension)6/16/199986y06/18/1999 JG 3C14026 years fire dept. Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange, IN.
COOKWm. Member of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848.
COOMBSCharles H. 03/30/186619y03/30/1866 DD He was a member of the Torrents Engine and Hose Company No. 3 organized on 07/16/1860. He was a brother to John Marshall Coombs. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
COOMBSJohn Marshall (Marsh) 04/09/189358y04/11/1893 DG 8 He was a charter member of the Alert Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 on May 6, 1868. He was brother to Charles H. Coombs. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
COPEMaynard Ray 2/3/196779y02/04/1967 JG 2A:4 Worked at #4's as driver in 1914-15. Buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
CORCORANThomas Elected 2nd Assistant Foreman of Hope Hose Co. No. 1 on 09/08/1871.
CORLEYHerman C.01/17/18911/1/19201/1/1945 (Pension)5/30/1969 Hired for two platoon system. He is in a picture at #5's in 1920. Died in Marmaduke, Ark. He became a credit union member on 12/22/1933. Herman was elected as secretary-treasurer of the firemen's credit union on 1/12/1934. WWI Veteran.
CORNEILLEPaul E.00/00/1873 active (died)7/7/193359y07/07/1933 JG 1:6 34 yrs. fire dept., worked at #3's as driver 1899-1900, #6's as hoseman 1902 to 1915. He was 43 years old in 1915. He is in a picture at #6's in 1920. Buried in Concordia Cemetery.
COSTANZAJoseph John (Joe)8/13/19448/12/19801/21/2005 (Pension) 136
COWANGene Alan (Thumper)9/6/19544/3/1986 362
COXDaniel 9/15/19789/9/1984 (Resigned) 23Daniel is the brother of Karen Suzette Wilkinson and the uncle of Tracey Lynn Wilkinson.
CRAMERMarlo F. (Jake) 7/1/1955(Transferred) Hired as fireman to direct traffic during the building of the NKP elevation. They had fire badges and worked for nine months. Marlo then transferred to the police dept.
CRAMERWm. Member of Vigilant Co. was cut severely on head at Boltz Grocery fire 06/07/1871.
CRANRobert02/14/1840 3/14/192080y 1m03/15/1920 JG 12:4 Second assistant foreman of the Vigilant Engine and Hose Company organized in September of 1867. Foreman of Vigilant Engine Co. No. 2 in 1873-74. Assistant Engineer of Fire Department in 1875-76, 1876-77. Robert is buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
CRAWFORDEldon E. 9/28/199498y09/29/1994 NS 8A1 Was at #3's in 1920 picture, joined union 2/19/1920, only year listed as fireman in city directory. He withdrew from Local 124 union on 8/19/1920. WW I Veteran. Buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
CRAWFORDFay Alton (Al) 7/24/19842/9/1992 (Resigned)
CRAWFORDGeorge W. 10/31/1924 (Resigned)3/18/197678y03/20/1976 NS 4A1 In 1920 picture, worked at #3's 1920 to 1924. Joined local 124 union 2/19/1920. He died in Indianapolis and was buried at Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery in Indy.
CRAWFORDGerald DeWayne3/31/19748/22/2003 636Gerald had his wife, Michelle Crawford pin on his badge when sworn in.
CRAWFORDJohn Lindsay12/31/196010/11/1991 408Cousin to Albert Lee Lapp.
CREECHJimmy Ray12/24/19689/13/2002 611
CROSBYAbner Edward (Ab)5/24/19492/20/19815/4/2007 (Pension) 22026 years service.
CROSBYMelvin Newton (Bing, Bob)6/27/19146/16/19405/1/1968 (Pension)8/4/198470y08/05/1984 JG 4C15227 years fire dept. Melvin is a grandfather by marriage to Steven George Braun. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
CROWDERRichard Eugene11/8/19729/13/2002 612
CRUSOEAnita Lakai9/19/19666/6/1997 482
CURRANNorbert J. (Nibbs)8/15/19038/12/19389/1/1965 (Disability)10/13/197572y10/15/1975 JG 2C168Buried in Catholic Cemetery. Norbert is the grandfather of James Dean Garrison.
CURRYDerek ll1/12/19784/30/19994/30/2005 (Resigned) 525
CUSHINGJames J. 10/24/1869 10/25/1869 DG 4:1 Elected 2nd Assistant Foreman of Hope Hose Co. No. 1 on 09/03/1869. There were reolutions printed on 10/27/1869 DG Page 4. James was a charter member of the Torrent Engine Company when they were formed.
D'ALESSANDROWilliam Ralph9/18/19716/6/1997 483
DAFFORNDerald Ray (Duck)7/23/19403/16/196810/6/1983 (Disability) 167Derald is the father of Lance Alan Dafforn and a brother-in-law to George Neil Walda. He is a cousin by marriage to Russell Edward Krebs.
DAFFORNLance Alan12/24/19697/28/1995 443Lance is the son of Derald Ray Dafforn and the nephew of George Neil Walda. He is a cousin by marriage to Russell Edward Krebs. Lance was a original member of the F.W.F.D.- Local 124 Honor Color Guard formed about 1998.
DAILYThomas Worked at #1's as driver in 1895. He was 38 yrs. old in 1895.
DALEYJohn J.06/24/1855 4/12/192368y04/13/1923 NS 15:3 He was a pall bearer for George Thieme, was on a fire dept. committee 9/24/1884. Listed a minuteman on fire department on 10/20/1886, paid $10 per month. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
DALMANCharles F. Elected to care for Buntings of Hope Hose Co. No. 1 on 09/08/1871.
DAMONJohn Member of Hope Hose Co. 08/08/1873.
DAUDaniel Alan3/29/19553/23/1979active (died)1/14/198226y01/16/1982 JG 3 yrs. fire dept. Committed suicide. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
DAUTZAlfred Paul (Al)6/15/19127/1/19393/18/1966 (Pension)4/12/200390y04/14/2003 JG 4A562Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. Al was a baker at the Dautz Bakery for eleven years.
DAVIDTorrent Co. Fire Dog (Dave"") Dave" Torrent Engine Co. No. 3's Fire Dog. 01/10/1868. Story about Dave on page 445."
DAVIETimothy Marcellus (Tim)10/14/19552/20/1981 191Fire Chief 2000- 2007. Timothy is the brother of Tyrone Northington Davie.
DAVIETyrone Northingon (Ty)8/6/195012/9/1983 49Tyrone is the brother of Timothy Marcellus Davie.
DAWSONJeffrey Stewart1/16/19704/30/19996/1/2001 (Resigned) 526Jeffrey Dawson was rehired on 04/21/2003, and then resigned again.
DAWSONJohn Wallace10/21/1820 09/09/187756y 11m09/10/1877 WS 2:9 Member of Hope Hose Co. No. 1 on 02/21/1873. John was a brother to Reuben Dawson. He is buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. He was born in Dearborn County, IN.
DAWSONReuben Jackson03/13/1811 05/14/185948y 2m 1d05/14/1859 SENT2:2 Reuben was a member of the original fire company in Fort Wayne. It was recorded in the Allen County Deed book on August 30, 1839. Born in Dearborn Co., IN. He was a brother-in-law to John Spencer and Thomas Johnson, and the brother of John Wallace Dawson. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
DAYBrian Edward2/17/19636/6/199710/10/1998 (Resigned) 484Brian is the nephew of Neil Allen McCoy.
DEANIsaac He was a charter member of the Alert Engine Company No. 1, organized on 08/10/1856.
DEANRobert N. 08/18/18999/24/1926 (Resigned)9/23/192857y 8m18d09/24/1928 JG 3:3 27 yrs. fire dept., worked at #8's as driver 1899 to 1913, #1's as engineer in 1914-15. He is in a picture at #4's in 1920. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
DEARINGStephen Michael6/16/19444/7/196810/21/1988 (Pension) Signal department, worked as a dispatcher.
DECKERDonald D.09/09/18944/9/19171/4/1943 (Disability)11/23/197985y11/24/1979 JG 2A 25y 8mo 25da. fire dept. He is in a picture at #8's in 1920. Donald is the father of Ralph George Decker. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
DECKERRalph George4/16/19145/1/19455/17/1978 (Pension)10/28/197864y10/30/1978 JG 2C9533 fire dept. Was master mechanic. Ralph is the son of Donald D. Decker. He also had badge #'s 96, 17, 213, 34. Buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
DEGITZCharles Jr. 01/22/187833y01/24/1878 He was a member of the Torrents Engine and Hose Company No. 3 organized on 07/16/1860. He was second assistant foreman in a re-organized company on 02/01/1870. Charles was Foreman of the Mechanics Company No. 1 in 1872. He was arrested on a charge of bastardy and fled town 07/16/1872. Buried in St. John Lutheran Cemetery.
DEGITZJoel Eugene4/16/19577/27/1984 133Joel is the son of Joseph Leslie Degitz & brother-in-law of Dennis Eugene Maxwell.
DEGITZJoseph Leslie (Joe)8/28/19231/16/19495/26/1972 (Pension)5/24/200783y05/27/2007JG79Joseph is the father of Joel Eugene Degitz and the father-in-law of Dennis Eugene Maxwell. No funeral service. He was cremated
DeHAVENPerry 2nd assistant foreman of Torrent Fire Co. 06/08/1875.
DEHNEF. W. Member of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848.
DEIGHTMYERF. Member of Mechanics Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 organized on 08/07/1856.
DEIHLHugh M. Hugh had 3 votes on May 9, 1882 for 1st chief of paid fire department.
DeNEALJ. William He was a member of the original fire company in Fort Wayne. It was recorded in the Allen County Deed book on August 30, 1839.
DENMANWalter 4/1/1925 (Resigned)12/2/196472y12/03/1964 JG 2A:4 Listed as fireman at # 7's from 1920 to 1923. Paid $1.00 initiation fee and union dues for the first time on 8/5/1920. He was accepted in Local 124 union on 8/19/1920. He paid union dues all of 1924. He is in a picture in1920 at #2's. Buried in Toledo, OH.
DENNISJacob Fredrick00/00/1870 7/18/192251y07/19/1922 NS 14:3 Worked at #2's as driver 1902 to 1915. Was 45 yrs. old in 1915. 1920 was the last year he was listed as fireman in the city directory. Local 124 union donated a wheelchair to him on 8/18/1921. He was listed as pensioner. Buried in IOOF Cemetery, New Haven, IN.
DEPNERGeorge02/02/1848 04/29/1878 04/30/1878 GAZ 4:6 Elected 2nd assistant foreman of Alert Hook & Ladder Co. 08/08/1872. George burst a blood vessel while running with truck to a fire. He died after a very bad period.
DERROWDonald Kenneth (Pinky)2/27/19378/4/19728/5/1998 (Pension) 272
DeWALDNicholas 12/24/190970y 9m17d12/25/1909 JG 7 Foreman Protection Engine Co. No. 5 12/03/1874. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
DEYBrian Manual1/25/19704/30/1999 527
DIALGerald Edward (Jerry)6/1/19232/1/19512/1/1971 (Pension)2/14/199571y02/16/1995 JG 3C 20 years fire dept. Buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
DIBBLEJames Francis8/22/19333/17/19583/18/1978 (Pension) James is the brother of Robert William Dibble.
DIBBLERobert William4/24/19278/23/19502/26/1971 (Pension) 37Robert is the brother of James Francis Dibble.
DICKERSONClifton Willie11/20/19768/10/2001 584
DICKMEYERBrandon Charles2/23/19768/22/2003 637Brandon had Eric Thomas Lahey from the fire academy pin on his badge when sworn in.
DIDIERKenneth Roger3/15/19455/1/19682/1/1978 (Resigned)6/23/200055y06/26/2000 NS 11A Kenneth is a nephew of Hubert Charles Bentley. Ken is buried at Covington Memorial Gardens.
DIDIONJoseph Francis Jr.10/24/19326/6/1960active (died)9/5/197138y09/06/1971 JG 2A 11 years fire department Dispatcher. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
DIVITAAnthony Wadia2/28/19697/28/1995 444
DIXHugh T.00/00/186800/00/1892 1/27/193868y01/28/1938 JG 7:2 Worked at #1's as hoseman from 1891 to 1894, at # 6's in 1895 & 1896. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
DIXONHarold L. (Santa)6/23/19027/29/19284/15/1955 (Pension)3/27/196259y 9m 4d03/28/1962 JG 3:3 28 years fire dept. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
DOAKJoseph Arthur (Joe)3/19/192910/4/195910/5/1991 (Pension) 13
DOLANWilliam Joseph (Bill)12/5/192412/1/19513/21/1979 (Pension) William is the son-in-law of Robert Henry Hoch. WW II Veteran.
DOLKERGeorge Member of Mechanics Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 organized on 08/07/1856.
DOLSENRichard Alan, Jr.7/11/19776/19/1998 514Richard is the son of Richard Alan Dolsen Sr.
DOLSENRichard Alan, Sr.6/9/19549/15/1978 30Richard is the father of Richard Alan Dolsen Jr.
DONLONWilliam A. 00/00189805/00/1926 (Pension)8/9/194174y10m26d08/10/1941 JG 18:2 28 years fire dept., 15 years retired. Worked at #6's as engineer in 1898, #8's as engineer 1899 to 1915. He is in a picture at #8's in 1920. 1926 last year listed as fireman in city directory. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
DORAISJeffrey Edward3/23/19714/30/1999 528
DORSEYJohn 2nd Assistant Foreman of Hope Hose Co. was sun struck at the Market Place fire on 06/19/1873.
DOTYGlenn Gaylord3/25/19106/23/19416/15/1950 (Disability)5/5/198777y 1m10d05/06/1987 JG 6C78The fire department sick plan of firemen working for brother firemen was started for Glenn when he was in the hospital for TB. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
DOTYRalph E.7/17/19293/28/196012/2/1963 (Resigned) Signal Dept. then Transfered to police dept. 12/02/1963. Worked 3y 8m 5da.
DOUGLASBrandt Darrell2/12/19706/6/1997 485Brandt is the grandson of Paul Wilmer Green Jr.
DOUTTHarold Eugene (Fish cop)9/1/19388/30/19741/16/2000 (Pension) 280
DOWNEYEd. 11/09/188535y11/09/1885 DG Ed. was badly burned, injured internally and cut on the head, taken to hospital but little hope for his recovery. At Boltz Grocery fire 06/07/1871. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
DOWNEYJohn John was member of Hope Hose Co. and was badly burned and not expected to live at the Boltz Grocery fire on 06/07/1871. 1st assistant foreman Hope Hose 05/14/1874. Driver of hose carriage for Torrent Steamer and Hose Co. in 1876, Driver of Hose Carriage for Vigilant Engine and Hose Co. No. 2 in 1876-77-78, 1879-80. John had his lower jaw broken when a spike flew from a wagon while unloading telegraph poles on 08/19/1881.
DOYLEJohn Raymond (Jack)1/10/192712/14/19598/27/1965 (Resigned)11/22/198962y11/23/1989 JG 6C Served 5y 8m 20d on fire dept. Buried in Highland Park Cemetery.
DOYLEJudith Ann Goodman (Judy)6/18/19485/2/19776/15/2001 (Pension) 292Worked as Dispatcher & Firefighter & Fire Inspector
DRAKEFrederick J.02/22/1835 06/24/189863y 3m27d06/26/1898 DG He was a charter member of the Alert Engine Company No. 1, organized on 08/10/1856. Elected treasurer 0n 07/18/1857. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
DREIBELBISSConrad W. (Coney) 1/10/192164y11m18d01/11/1921 JG 2 Was listed as city fireman in city directory from 1885 to 1890. He is in a picture at # 2's in 1889. He is listed as hose cart driver at the new seventh ward engine house in the Daily Sentinel on 12/21/1885 page 4, col.3. Driver of Hose Co. No. 2 in 1887-88, 1889-90. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
DRETHEIAugustus Member of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848.
DROEGEMEYERJohn A. 2/6/192182y02/07/1921 JG 2:1 Elected Trustee of Alert Hook & Ladder Co. on 08/08/1867.
DUBAChristopher Jay9/10/197311/22/2000 553
DUBOISJohn B. 10/26/187670y10/26/1876 WS John was a member of the original fire company in Fort Wayne. It was recorded in the Allen County Deed book on August 30, 1839. Member of Presbyterian Church. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
DUFFBrian Paul7/20/196710/11/19914/29/2003 (Resigned) 409
DUFFUSParris Bryan1/27/19708/22/2003 638Parris had his sister, Elisa Debennideti pin on his badge when sworn in.
DUNFEEEmmett Listed as fireman in 1880 city directory. 03/16/1881 his name came up in an investigation of Chief Vogel. Dunfee left the department in October 1880. Dunfee stated he gave his resignation to Frederick Michael's foreman of No. 2, which took effect Nov. 1, 1880.
DUNFEEEmmil Listed as a minuteman on fire department on 10/20/1886, paid $10 per month.
DUNSINGTheodore 04/00/1923 (Resigned) He was initiated in local 124 union on 9/21/1918. Worked at # 9's in 1920. (union Book.) He is in a picture at #1's in 1920. 1923 last listing as fireman in city directory.
DYKESRobert 03/02/189879y03/02/1898 Robert was a member of the original fire company in Fort Wayne. It was recorded in the Allen County Deed book on August 30, 1839. Died in Pacific Junction, IA. Buried at Ontario, Lagrange Co. IN.
EADYMarvin Preston7/18/193612/9/19631/6/1988 (Pension)
EAGERJoseph Patrick11/13/198011/22/2000 554
EARLSamuel 04/16/188444y 1m19d04/20/1884 FWGAZ 8 Elected First Flag Bearer of Rescue Fire Co. No. 6 on 01/02/1873. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
EARLEYPaul Dean4/24/194812/26/197511/18/1999 (Pension) 258
EBBINGJames Edward9/6/193412/14/195905/00/1983 (Pension) 64James is the brother of Thomas Leonard Ebbing.
EBBINGThomas Leonard1/31/19379/10/19729/27/1995 (Pension) Thomas is the brother of James Edward Ebbing.
EBERTJason Andrew6/7/197811/22/2000 555
EBNERGeorge Elected 3rd pipeman of Rescue Fire Co. No. 6 on 01/02/1873.
ECKERTJohn C. 04/06/1895 04/07/1895 JOUR 4 Member of Alert Hook & Ladder C. No. 1 on 09/02/1878. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
EDMONDSE. N. He was a member of the Torrent Engine and Hose Company No. 3 organized on 07/16/1860.
EDSALLE. P. He was a charter member of the Alert Engine Company No. 1, organized on 08/10/1856.
EDSALLJoseph B. Joseph was a member of the original fire company in Fort Wayne. It was recorded in the Allen County Deed book on August 30, 1839.
EDSALLSamuel Samuel was a member of the original fire company in Fort Wayne. It was recorded in the Allen County Deed book on August 30, 1839.
EDSALLWilliam S. 00/0019126/15/1928 (Disability)5/24/194369y05/25/1943 JG 2:4 25 yr. fire dept., worked at # 7's as hoseman from 1900 to 1902, at # 2's until he retired in 1928. He is in a picture at #2's in 1920. Buried in Lehman Cemetery, Payne, OH.
EDSALLWilliam E. William was a member of the original fire company in Fort Wayne. It was recorded in the Allen County Deed book on August 30, 1839.
EDWARDSDonald Reed (Gabby)3/23/19283/17/195810/10/1981 (Pension) Donald is an uncle by marriage to James Albert Moring and Michael Todd Moring.
EDWARDSHerbert George (Herb)9/15/19251/1/19538/3/1978 (Pension) 90WW II Veteran.
EDWARDSRobert Wayne (Joe)8/14/192912/9/19634/24/1984 (Pension)3/25/200676y03/26/2006 JG 2C1 Robert is the father-in-law of Somboon Troy Panbamrung. Buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Roanoke, Indiana.
EGGEMANFrederick Foreman of Torrent Hose Co. No. 3 in 1879-80.
EGGERMANDavid Elected 1st assistant foreman of Vigilant Engine Co. 04/03/1878.
EGGIMANClyde Gilford10/08/18885/18/19217/1/1946 (Pension)2/29/197283y03/02/1972 JG 2C:7 Buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
EGLYKeith Allan10/21/19768/22/2003 639Keith had his father, FWPD Sargeant Carl Egly pin on his badge when sworn in.
EGTSTroy David7/12/19738/22/2003 640Troy had his father, David Egts pin on his badge when sworn in.
EHRMANEdwin H.04/21/18951/1/192011/1/19457/12/197378y07/14/1973 JG 2C:4 26 years fire dept., was master mechanic when F.W.F.D. built 12 home built fire trucks. Hired for two platoon system. Brother to Lawrence William Ehrman. Buried in Prairie Grove Cemetery. He is in a picture at #3's in 1920.
EHRMANLawrence William11/10/18879/7/19207/1/1941 (Disability)3/9/196881y03/11/1968 JG 2A Brother to Edwin H. Ehrman. Buried in Covington Memorial Gardens. Served 20y 9m 24da on fire department.
EHRMANWalter George (Dutch)5/6/19136/2/19459/15/1973 (Pension)12/13/198370y12/14/1983 JG 7C17828 years fire dept. Buried in Concordia Cemetery.
EHRMANWilliam O. 8/21/19507/8/1955 (Resigned)9/10/199970y09/13/1999 NS 9S Died and Buried in Bonita Springs, FL
ELDERJeremy Robert11/13/198112/15/2006 700Jeremy is the son of Robert Lynn Elder.
ELDERRobert Lynn (Bob)4/12/195212/26/19757/1/2007 (Pension) 256Robert is the father of Jeremy Robert Elder.
ELIE. Secretary of Eagle Engine Co. No. 4 on 10/18/1869.
ELLENWOODCornelius K. (Nick)12/23/19066/16/19408/18/1963 (Pension)5/4/198983y 4m11d05/05/1986 JG 6C17823 yrs. fire dept. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. WW II U.S. Army Veteran. Member of the F.W.F.D. WW II Veterans Drill Team.
ELLENWOODRalph Lewis (Ellie)3/20/19119/1/194210/1/1967 (Pension)9/7/199382y09/09/1993 JG 3C 25 years fire dept. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
ELOPHCharles 6/1/1920 (Resigned) Worked at # 3's in 1920. Listed in the 1920 city directory only. Withdrew from local 124 union 5/10/1920. He was obligated in union on 4/15/1920.
ELSTENSean Allen8/15/19738/22/2003 641Sean had his wife, Shauna Elsten pin on his badge when sworn in.
EMBRYJohn John was a member of the original fire company in Fort Wayne. It was recorded in the Allen County Deed book on August 30, 1839.
EMBRYLewis S.08/10/1818 02/22/188465y 6m12d02/23/1884 GAZ 8:4 Lewis was a member of the original fire company in Fort Wayne. It was recorded in the Allen County Deed book on August 30, 1839. He was born in VA. Lived at 336 Broadway St. Buried in Lindenwood.
EMEClaudius Frank (Frank)07/08/1831 3/18/190068y03/18/1900 JG 1:4 He was a trustee and a charter member of the Alert Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 on 08/02/1866 and 05/06/1868. Member in 1879. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
ENDORFWilliam Carl2/5/196112/5/1986 371
ENGLEFrank Member of Mechanics Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 organized on 08/07/1856.
ENGLERTJeffrey Charles3/13/19704/30/1999 529
ENGLETGeorge Member of Mechanics Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 organized on 08/07/1856.
ENSWORTHJoseph Joseph was a member of the original fire company in Fort Wayne. It was recorded in the Allen County Deed book on August 30, 1839.
ENTEMANChristian 8/3/191373y08/06/1913 JG 2:4 On a committee for the Alerts Ball on 11/22/1879. Died at Toledo, buried at Forest Cemetery in Toledo, Ohio.
EPERTGeorge Winfield06/03/18849/22/192210/1/1931 (Disability)11/1/197187y Died in Brooks Twp., Newaygo, MI.
EPPLERobert Frank (Bumps)11/8/19376/26/19616/27/1982 (Pension) 131Robert is a grandson of William Epple and the nephew of Edward Allen Roth.
EPPLEWilliam (Bumps) 11/2/19082/1/19462/26/195271y02/27/1952 JG 15:5 Worked as a driver at #4's 1908 to 1911, #5's 1912 to 1915. He is in a picture at #5's in 1920. William is a grandfather of Robert Frank Epple. Buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
ERSKINER. C. Elected trustee of Alert Hook & Ladder Co. on 08/10/1864.
ESSEGIANRichard Edward2/24/19729/13/2002 613
ESTERLINEDaniel Edwin (Otis)5/3/19586/9/1989 386Daniel is the son of Howard James Esterline and the grandson of Howard William Esterline, a nephew of Donald Bernard Esterline and Thomas David Esterline. A cousin of David Albert Esterline, Donald Ross Cleveland and Eric Thomas Lahey. Dan was a original member of F.W.F.D.-Local 124 Honor Color Guard formed about 1998.
ESTERLINEDavid Albert6/5/196110/9/1992 428David is the son of Donald Bernard Esterline and the nephew of Howard William Esterline and a cousin to Howard James Esterline, Thomas David Esterline, Daniel Edwin Esterline.
ESTERLINEDonald Bernard2/13/19281/2/19539/9/1979 (Pension)9/11/199769y09/13/1997JG 7A:391FIRE CHIEF 1976-1979. Donald is the father of David Albert Esterline. He is a brother of Howard William Esterline and an uncle to Howard James Esterline, Thomas David Esterline and Daniel Edwin Esterline. He also had badge # 94. Buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
ESTERLINEHoward James (Howdy)10/10/19322/4/19576/1/1984 (Pension)2/1/199663y02/02/1996 JG 3C7127 years fire dept. Howard James is the father of Daniel Edwin Esterline, the son of Howard William Esterline and the brother of Thomas David Esterline. He is the nephew of Donald Bernard Esterline and a cousin of David Albert Esterline, Donald Ross Cleveland and Eric Thomas Lahey. Buried in Covington Memorial Gardens.
ESTERLINEHoward William (Howdy)7/25/19079/20/19362/21/1963 (Pension)5/3/198274y05/05/1982 JG12327 years fire dept. Had badge numbers 103 & 185. Howard William is the father of Howard James & Thomas David Esterline. A brother of Donald Bernard Esterline and the grandfather of Daniel Edwin Esterline. The uncle of Donald Ross Cleveland, David Albert Esterline and Eric Thomas Lahey. Buried in Covington Memorial Gardens.
ESTERLINEThomas David12/26/19413/1/19704/1/2004 (Pension) 87Thomas is the son of Howard William Esterline, the brother of Howard James Esterline, the nephew of Donald Bernard Esterline, the uncle of Daniel Edwin Esterline and a cousin to David Albert Esterline, Donald Ross Cleveland and Eric Thomas Lahey. Tom had 34 years of service.
ESTRIDGEScott A.7/26/196610/11/1996 460
EVANSAnthony Member of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848.
EVANSJohn Matthew12/10/197311/22/2000 556
EVANSRoy C. Worked at #4's as driver 1912 to 1915.
EVERETTHoward 9/3/1985(Resigned)
EXNERHerman C. 7/21/1922 5/6/196978y05/07/1969 JG 5D3 Buried in Covington Memorial Gardens.
FAHLEEPatrick Member of Mechanics Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 organized on 08/07/1856.
FAIRCHILDBryan Christopher12/13/197912/10/2004 662
FAIRFIELDJohn He was a charter member of the Alert Engine Company No. 1, organized on 08/10/1856.
FALLSAnthony Thomas7/14/19766/19/1998 515
FALLSDaniel Marion 12/22/191684y 4m22d12/23/1916 JG 11:6 Member of Mechanics Engine and Hose Co. No. 1, organized 0n 08/07/1856Engineer of Vigilant Engine Co. No. 2 in 1867, 1869-70. Dan resigned as engineer of steamer on 07/10/1872. Appointed engineer of Vigilant Steamer 05/27/1874. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
FALVEYJohn F.00/00/1876 active (died)1/4/193455y01/04/1934 NS 16:5 21 yrs. fire dept., worked at #1's as truckman, hoseman and driver from 1914 to 1934. He is in a picture at #1's in 1920. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
FARNANOwen12/28/1858 5/29/191254y05/30/1912 JG 7:2 Member of Alerts on 01/26/1875.
FASOSteven 10/17/198010/1/1983 (Resigned)
FAUROTEErnest Henry (Ernie)3/6/19293/17/19588/6/1985 (Pension) 154
FAUSZRoy John (Scal)6/26/190611/21/19293/16/1955 (Disability)1/27/196861y01/29/1968 JG 2A 25 years signal dept. Buried in IOOF Cemetery at Roanoke, IN. WW II Veteran.
FEDERSPIELJohn Mark2/13/19679/13/2002 614John is a brother-in-law to Michael D. Poiry.
FEHLINGClarence J. (Pick) 10/17/192111/1/1946 (Pension)3/9/196061y 3m11d03/11/1960 JG 24:5 25 yrs. fire dept. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
FELGERPeter 02/10/1882 Member of Eagle Engine & Hose Co. 10/20/1871. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
FELLEREdward Charles9/21/19137/1/19393/21/1967 (Pension)8/8/197258y08/10/1972 JG 2C4 Worked as a firemen and in the fire shop. 27y F.D., Buried at Greenlawn.
FELLERJames B. Won election for assistant engineer on 11/22/1854.
FENTONEdgar Richard Jr. (Chick)10/7/19271/1/19533/25/1984 (Pension) 99Edgar Jr. is the son of Edgar Richard Fenton Sr. and the father of Richard Michael Fenton.
FENTONEdgar Richard Sr. (Chick)04/27/18944/27/19236/1/1948 (Pension)4/7/196166y04/07/1961 NS 4:42725 years fire dept. Edgar Sr. is the father of Edgar Richard Jr. and the grandfather of Richard Michael Fenton. Buried in Catholic Cemetery. WW I Veteran.
FENTONRichard Michael (Rick)6/8/195011/27/19745/14/1995 (Disability) 263Richard is the son of Edgar Richard Fenton Jr. and the grandson of Edgar Richard Fenton Sr.
FETTERSCharles F. (Charley)10/31/190310/28/19383/28/1967 (Pension)12/25/197370y12/26/1973 JG 6A:3169Charles is the father of Richard Wayne Fetters and a brother-in-law to Russell O. Wells. Buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
FETTERSRichard Wayne (Dick)10/31/19293/1/19551/7/1966 (Disability) 96Richard is the son of Charles F. Fetters and the nephew of Russell O. Wells..
FIELERFrederick Foreman of Torrent Hose Co. No. 3 in 1878. Fred slept at the engine house, walked in his sleep and fell out the window, his recovery was doubtful but he recovered. 07/28/1877.
FIGELAlbert J. (Al, Ollie)00/00/188810/28/191611/1/1941 (Pension)12/2/195163y 7m23d12/03/1951 JG 11:688Buried in Old Huntertown Cemetery. Albert is the uncle of Clarence Albert Figel. He is in a picture at #9's in 1920. During WW II he served as assiatant fire chief at Baer Field.
FIGELClarence Albert8/26/19198/1/19458/2/1977 (Pension)4/18/200181y04/26/2001 JG3C1 Clarence is the nephew of Albert J. Figel. WW II U.S. Army Veteran. Member of the F.W.F.D. WW II Veterans Drill Team. Clarence committed suicide.
FIGELWilliam Christ (Bill)11/28/18867/9/191612/1/1957 (Pension)4/30/196982y05/02/1969 JG 2A:3 William is the uncle by marriage of Melvin Carl Claude Koehler and Glen Robert Lantz. 41 years fire department. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. He is in a picture at #4's in 1920. Fell out door of fire pump had to retire.
FILUSRichard Eugene12/13/19391/7/19637/26/1984 (Pension) 269
FIRESTINEDaniel Andrew5/21/194812/26/19752/4/1985 (Resigned) 230Daniel is the son of James Gaylord Firestine and the nephew of Paul David Allen. He served 9 years in Fire Department.
FIRESTINEJames Gaylord7/25/19234/16/19474/17/1976 (Pension)5/6/200379y05/08/2003 JG3C130James is the father of Daniel Andrew Firestine and the brother-in-law of Paul David Allen. WW II Veteran. Member of the F.W.F.D. WW II Veterans Drill Team. Also had badge #53. James died at Parkview Hospital and was buried at the Catholic Cemetery.
FIRKSRichard Robert12/26/19443/21/19714/1/1996 (Pension) 60Richard is the son of Robert Victor Firks and a cousin to David William Fyock II
FIRKSRobert Victor (Bob)2/8/19061/16/1935active (died)3/4/195650y03/05/1956 JG 2:415421 yrs. fire dept. Robert is the father of Richard Robert Firks and the Uncle of David William Fyock II. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
FISHERAnthony Member of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848.
FISHERDoyt O. (Doc)5/21/19011/1/19271/1/1956 (Pension)1/30/1986 01/31/1986 JG 2C:3 29 yrs. fire dept. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
FISHERF. F. Elected 1st pipeman of Hope Hose Co. No. 1 on 09/08/1871.
FISHERFrank He was a member of the Torrent Engine and Hose Company No. 3 organized on 07/16/1860.
FISHERGeorge He was First Assistant Foreman of the Eagle Engine and Hose Company organized in 1862. Foreman of Eagle Engine Co. No. 4 in 1866-67, 1870-71. Second Assistant of Fire Department in 1868-69. First Assistant of Fire Department in 1869-70. 12/28/1863 listed as officer in Eagle Co. No. 4
FISHERLarry Stuart (Fish)4/28/19493/23/1979 129Larry is the step father of Matthew Nicholas Miokovic.
FISHERRobert J. 08/14/189650y08/15/1896 FWJOUR He was Secretary of the Torrents Engine and Hose Company No. 3 organized on 07/16/1860. Member on 11/04/1864. Buried at EEL River Cemetery.
FISHERStanley R. Jr. (Butch)10/18/19363/22/19675/16/1987 (Pension) 166
FITCHAllan Michael3/26/197412/2/2005 684
FITCHChristopher J.1/20/196910/9/1992 429Christopher is the son of John Evan Fitch and the nephew of Raymond P. Getty Jr.
FITCHJohn Evan2/18/194012/13/1972active (Died)12/15/199858y12/17/1998 JG 4C125John is the father of Christopher J. Fitch and the brother-in-law of Raymond P.
FLAUGHTerry Paul9/6/19369/1/19656/30/1986 (Pension) Terry is the cousin of Thomas Edward Castle.
FLECKHomer Edward (Ed)2/20/19032/1/19297/1/1954 (Pension)6/23/197572y06/24/1975 JG 2C:1 He became a member of the credit union on 12/22/1933. 25 years fire dept. Buried in St. Peter's United Church of Christ Cemetery, Huntington, IN.
FLEGGERHolt 2nd assistant foreman of Mechanics' Engine Co. 06/04/1874.
FLEISCHMANJohn M.04/02/186307/19/1895(Disability)3/14/191652y11m12d03/15/1916 JG 12:1 Worked #1's as hoseman 1895 to 1897. He was 34 yrs. old 1897. He received an electrical shock while cutting a wire on a telephone pole. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
FLEMINGJason Lee9/3/197412/2/2005 685
FLEMINGRobert Emmet07/07/1811 03/15/188068y 8m03/15/1880 Robert was a member of the original fire company in Fort Wayne. It was recorded in the Allen County Deed book on August 30, 1839. He was born in Batavia, NY. Lived in Wayne Twp. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
FLEMINGWilliam06/17/1829 01/13/189060y 6m27d01/14/1890 DG 4:4 Member of Mechanics Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 organized on 08/07/1856. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
FLESHERHerman Leroy3/31/1912 1/15/1948 (Resigned) Worked as dispr. city signal dept. 1944 to 1946. Joined local 124 union 11/09/1944. Herman is the son-in-law of Harry Frederick Prange.
FLETTERCarl Benjamin2/27/190912/16/19413/19/1967 (Pension)7/24/197667y07/25/1976 JG 5A:3 Buried in Maumee Cemetery, Antwerp, OH.
FLETTERSamuel C. 05/01/188072y05/03/1880 DG 4:3 Foreman of Wide Awake Engine Co. No. 1 1861-62. Foreman of Protection Engine and Hose Co. No. 5 when it was organized on 07/20/1859 and in 1864-65.
FLICKINGERJonathan Allen8/23/197711/22/2000 557
FLYNNCharles M. 4/21/192169y04/23/1921 JG 2:5 Foreman of Rope Company No. 1 on 07/22/1871. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
FOLEYTom At #2's in 1889 picture
FORDEvelyn I. Parr5/26/194112/15/19751/8/1997 (Pension) 3221st women Fire Marshall in Fort Wayne. Evelyn was married to Anthony Joseph Myers. She worked in signal department as a dispatcher and in the fire prevention bureau.
FORDWilliam O. He was the second assistant foreman and a charter member of the Alert Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 on May 6, 1868. Member in 1879.
FORDNEYGeorge M. 11/17/191885y11/18/1918 JG 5:3 First assistant foreman of the Vigilant Engine and Hose Company organized in September of 1867. George was acting foreman on 09/23/1869. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
FORTMEYERFred Christian (Stormy)12/25/18931/1/19201/1/1945 (Pension)9/5/198389y09/06/1983 JG 25 yrs. fire dept. Hired for two platoon system. He is in a picture at #6's in 1920. Fred C. is the brother of Paul Carl Fortmeyer and a brother-in-law to Edward H. Blessing. Buried in St. John Lutheran Cemetery.
FORTMEYERPaul Carl Frank (Whitey)05/08/189911/9/192312/1/1953 (Pension)11/5/199192y 5m28d11/07/1991 JG 3C8930 yrs. fire dept. Paul is the father-in-law of Fred Ludwig Kreamelmeyer Jr.. He is the brother of Fred Christian Fortmeyer, brother-in-law to Myron A. Wappes Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. He also had the nick name of Polly"."
FOSNAUGHKenneth Lee6/18/19699/13/2002 615Ken is the son-in-law of James Joseph Glaser.
FOSTERHerbert Spencer (Herb)2/1/19077/8/19291/31/1958 (Pension)12/5/198679y12/06/1986 JG 5A:1 28 yrs. fire dept., 20 of those years in fire shop. Buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Herbert is the son of William W. Foster.
FOSTERWilliam W. 10/1/191606/00/19406/4/194878y 5m24d06/05/1948 JG 13:5 1914 is the first listing in the city directory as fireman. Worked at # 2's in 1918. He is in a picture at 2's in 1920. Last listing as fireman was in 1940. Obit says 24 yrs. fire dept. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. William is the father of Herbert Spencer Foster.
FRANKAugust Member of Vigilant Co. 03/19/1877.
FRANKEJulian Francis III (Jules)7/13/19397/30/19628/1/1985 (Pension) 126Julian is a brother-in-law to Roland Joseph Brown and the uncle to James Thomas Brown.
FRANKERobert William (Bob)1/18/19191/16/19492/28/1969 (Pension) 85
FREDRICKSJames Lewis (Stub)3/12/19404/17/19644/20/1964 (Pension) 107James is the son of Ralph Raymond Fredricks.
FREDRICKSRalph Raymond6/25/19141/29/19433/10/1968 (Pension)4/27/198671y04/29/1986 JG 2C:119625 years fire dept. Ralph is the father of James Lewis Fredricks. Buried in Covington Memorial Gardens.
FREDSRebekah Murial12/6/197711/22/2000
FREEMANSamuel C. 03/09/188875y 3m 1d03/09/1888 DG Chief Engineer of Fire Department May 1852 to May 1854, May 1856 to May 1857. He was elected to a committee of a fire company that was formed but there were to many men for the city to outfit, so they had to re-organize in 1856. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery
FREEMANSamuel P. 09/13/187336y09/17/1873WS3 Sam our well known City Clerk was elected a member of Alert Hook & Ladder Co. 09/06/1871. Committed suicide by hanging. Buried at Lindenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were members of Alert Hook & Ladder Co.
FREIBURGERIgnatius09/16/1853 9/24/1913 09/25/1913 JG 1:4 Secretary of Rope Co. No. 1 on 07/22/1871. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
FREIBURGERLouis Carl Jr. (Bud)8/31/19366/28/19706/29/1990 (Pension) 308Worked in Signal department as a dispatcher. Louis is the Grandson of Arthur Timmis.
FREIBURGERPeter F.05/00/1863 9/23/193269y09/24/1932 NS 7:3 Ladderman in 1890-91. Was at #1's in 1893-1894, worked at #1's as driver 1895 to 1898, #5's 1899 to 1903. He was 39 yrs. old in 1903. Peter died and was buried in Portland, OR.
FREITAGAugust Secretary 12/03/1874. Foreman of Protective Hand Engine in 1876-77.
FRENCHCharles G. Charles had on vote in election for chief engineer on 06/04/1849.
FRETZLyle Garland (Lomax)12/30/193310/15/196211/30/1987 (Pension) 139Lyle is the brother-in-law of Robert Elmer Baals and uncle to James Robert Baals.
FREYGANGMatthew Edward12/1/196912/10/2004 664
FRIDAYAugust Foreman of Protection Engine Co. No. 5 in 1870-71. Secretary 12/04/1873.
FRIDAYLudwig Henry (Henry) 02/19/189464y02/20/1894 JOUR 1st assistant foreman of Protection Engine Co. No. 5 12/04/1873.
FRITZEdward Allen12/21/195012/26/19757/5/2006 (Pension) 283Edward is a brother-in-law to Steven Leslie Shafer. 30 years service in fire department.
FROSHAUGGustave John Jr. (Gus)7/23/19136/6/19423/14/1968 (Pension)2/10/199581y02/12/1995 JG 12A138Buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park. WW II U.S. Army Veteran. Member of the F.W.F.D. WW II Veterans Drill Team.
FRYGeorge Elected Pipeman of Torrent Engine Co. No. 3 on 07/18/1868. George was appointed a minuteman on 07/24/1884. George is a brother to Henry W. Fry and Joseph B. Fry.
FRYHenry W.00/00/1843 7/17/191370y07/18/1913 JG 8:3 Foreman of Torrent Engine and Hose Co. No. 3 in 1859 & 1861-62, 1864-65, 1866-67, 1868-69. Chief Engineer of the fire department 1866-67. Henry is a brother to Joseph B. Fry and George Fry. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
FRYJoseph B. 10/14/190868y10/15/1908 JG 5:2 Elected 2nd Assistant Foreman of Alert H & L Co. 8/1862. First Assistant of Fire Department 1866. Chief Engineer of Fire Department May 1867 to May 1868. Daily Sentinel says he had an operation at St. Joe hosp., for ulcers on his breast on 08/01/1885. Joseph is a brother to Henry W. Fry and George Fry. Joseph died and is buried at Green Bay, Wis.
FYOCKDavid William II (Dave)4/4/19483/1/19709/4/1995 (Pension) 180David is the nephew of Joseph Andrew Adamski and a cousin to Richard Robert Firks & George Anthony Berghoff,
GABLEGeorge F. 3/11/195075y11m26d03/12/1950 JG 7:2 Obit says worked in horse drawn days. Worked at # 3's as engineer from 1912 to 1918. He was 38 yrs. old in 1912. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. George is a brother to Peter Gable.
GABLEJohn Member of Eagle Fire Co. No. 4 on 06/12/1867.
GABLEPeter01/05/1846 9/9/191771y 8m 4d09/13/1917 JG 12:5 Elected Fin. Secretary of Torrent Engine Co. No. 3 06/08/1875 & 07/18/1868. Peter was a brother to George F. Gable. Peter was a civil war veteran. He died in Shawnee, Okla. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery in Fort Wayne.
GAFFNEYWilliam00/00/1841 3/27/190564y03/28/1905 JG 9:1 Original member of Protection Engine and Hose Co. No. 5 organized on 07/20/1859. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
GAINESJerome Paul6/22/195912/9/1983 43Jerome is the brother of Marsha L. Gaines Black.
GAMMONElmer Glenn (Doc)6/5/192912/8/19583/7/1980 (Disability)5/26/199464y05/28/1994 JG 7A:1 21 years fire dept. Buried in Covington Memorial Gardens.
GANAWAYDonald E. Jr.5/5/19626/21/198500/00/1989 (Terminated)10/28/2006 10/30/2006JG Buried in Concordia Cemetery.
GARMANAustin Junior (Blackie)4/26/19243/1/19544/27/1984 (Pension) Austin is the father of Eric Weldon Garman.
GARMANEric Weldon12/19/195112/26/19753/29/1997 (Disabilty) 232Eric is the son of Austin Junior Garman.
GARMANHoward L. 4/9/19086/1/1943 (Pension)6/4/195680y06/05/1956 JG 2:3 35 yrs. fire dept. Worked as truckman at # 1's from 1910 to 1915. He is in a picture at #9's in 1920. Buried in Ligonier, IN.
GARRISONJames Dean10/29/19609/3/1985 350James is the grandson of Norbert J. Curran. He is the nephew of Frank Edgar Breeden and William Harrison Breeden.
GARTONBrandon Lee8/9/198012/10/2004 672
GASKILLRobert James Sr.05/10/18852/4/19072/14/1960 (Pension)5/4/197085y05/05/1970 JG 3A:1 Fireman & Signal Dept., worked at # 1's as hoseman from 1907 to 1910. In 1910 he became the electrician at # 1's until 1915. WWI Veteran. Died and buried in Homestead, FL. Robert is the grandfather of Spencer Scott Lewis.
GAUGLERKelly Jean4/5/19596/21/1985 331
GEARYAmbrose He was a member of the Alert Hook & Ladder Co. on 03/01/1884. He was appointed a minute man on 07/24/1884.
GEBHARTDonald Arthur3/29/19278/5/195110/14/1971 (Pension)12/23/200275y12/25/2002 NS 4B1 Signal Dept. WW II Veteran. Don is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
GEERKENGeorge H. 12/15/1926 (Terminated)10/30/192970y10/31/1929 JG 3 Joined local 124 union 11/18/1920. Worked at # 3's as truckman in 1921.
GEIGERHerrman Member of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848.
GEISEMichael Jerome (Goose)10/29/19453/21/19716/2/2000 (Pension) 96
GENDLESPARGERMead A. 2/6/194179y 9m 6d02/07/1941 JG Obit says, formerly a city firefighter and later a coal salesman. He was listed in the city directory as hoseman at No. 1's in 1893 and # 4's from 1894 to 1896. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
GEORGEWilliam Charles (Smiley)1/21/19246/27/19569/10/1977 (Pension) 124
GERARDINHyppolytte06/07/1834 12/15/191177y12/16/1911 JG 14:4 He was a charter member of the Alert Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 on May 6, 1868. Member in 1879. He was buried from William Wunderlin's house on East Jefferson Street. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
GERARDOTChad Alarie8/19/19758/10/2001 586
GERARDOTDonald Joseph (Champ)4/11/19208/21/19508/24/1973 (Pension)7/16/199979y07/191999 JG 4A1 Donald is the father-in-law of Richard Gene Hohman. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
GERIGJoseph Wayne5/19/19679/13/2002 616
GERKEHenry Elected pipeman of Vigilant Co. on 09/14/1871.
GERKENorbert E. Dietrich (Norb)7/5/19149/10/194410/15/1972 (Pension)1/22/199984y01/24/1999 JG 12A1 Middle name is Emil. Buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
GETTYRaymond X. Sr. (Cheese)06/27/18904/1/1923active (died)8/29/194959y 2m 2d08/30/1949 JG 13:311227 years fire dept. Raymond X. is the father of Raymond P. Getty Jr. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
GETTYRaymond P. Jr. (Cheese)7/3/19141/16/19498/9/1974 (Pension)12/23/197763y12/24/1977 JG 2A 26 yrs. fire dept. Raymond P. Jr. is the son of Raymond X. Getty Sr. the brother-in-law of John Evan Fitch and the uncle of Christopher J. Fitch. Buried in Catholic Cemetery. WW II Veteran.
GICKEdward Lee7/8/19378/14/19708/18/1998 (Pension) 92Edward is the brother-in-law of Clifford George Stilwell.
GIEREDennis James6/22/19616/9/1989 388
GILBERTJohn Daniel6/27/19749/13/2002 617
GILDEAHoward E. 3/25/1925 (Resigned)11/8/196468y11/10/1964 JG 2A:3 Joined local 124 union 2/19/1920, was listed in city directory as fireman from 1920 to 1925. He is in a picture of # 3's crew in 1920. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
GILLIERONJoseph10/17/188711/26/19116/15/1941 (Pension)3/5/196779y03/06/1967 JG 4B:4 Worked at # 1's as hoseman from 1911 to 1915. He is in a picture at #1's in 1920. Buried in St. Vincent Catholic Cemetery. Was fire chief at Baer Field after he retired.
GILLISPIEJohn Quentin (Dirtball)4/18/194912/7/19755/12/1992 (Disability) 274Worked in Fire Shop and as firefighter. John is the brother-in-law of Ronald Charles Partin.
GIMPLEHenry Secretary of the Eagle Engine and Hose Company organized in 1862. They were active till 1870.
GIRARDOTMichael Kenneth5/11/197310/11/1996 461
GLASERJames Joseph4/8/19391/7/19633/3/1988 (Pension) 69James is the father-in-law of Kenneth Lee Fosnaugh.
GODSEYRick Lynn12/9/195710/11/1991 411
GOEGLEINFred William (Abe)04/12/18904/1/192212/1/1947 (Pension)5/6/195060y05/07/1950 JG 1:7 25 yrs. fire dept., Fire Chief 1945-1947. Fred is a cousin to Henry John Goeglein and the father-in-law of Donald Louis Sonnenberg. Buried in Concordia Cemetery. Signed the charter for the Firemen's Credit Union on 11/28/1933.
GOEGLEINHenry John03/01/18979/1/19262/1/1952 (Pension)3/4/197982y03/06/1979 JG 3C:1 25 years fire dept. Henry is a cousin to Fred William Goeglein and a brother-in-law to Harry Frederick Prange. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. He was a member of the 11-26 club.
GOLDSMITHHarold S. 6/15/19407/16/1950 (Resigned)12/17/196763y12/19/1967 JG 3A:2 He resigned on Nov. 15, 1943, but was reinstated on Apr. 3, 1944. Died in Goshen, IN. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery in Fort Wayne.
GOLLIVERCharles W. (Charley)9/7/19136/2/19456/2/1974 (Pension)3/9/200692y03/12/2006 JG 2C2 Charley died at the Lutheran Home in Fort Wayne. He was buried at Concordia Cemetery Gardens.
GOMEZ-ESPINOCarlos Enrique1/3/196810/11/1991 412
GOODMANCharles M.00/00/1855 2/24/192369y02/25/1923 JG 8:1 He was a charter member of the Alert Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 on May 6, 1868. Member in 1879. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
GOODSONHenry Lee (Hank)2/28/19373/28/19606/30/1980 (Pension)6/26/199558y06/27/1995 JG 3C:219120 years fire dept. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
GOODWINGerald Gregory (Greg)9/8/19606/9/1989 395Gerald is a cousin of Paul Edward Goodwin.
GOODWINPaul Edward8/8/19201/16/19494/6/1969 (Pension)5/18/200281y05/19/2002 NS 2C Paul is a son-in-law of Walter William Huntine, father-in-law of Thomas Edward Phillips, brother-in-law of Glendon L. Shoda and a cousin to Gerald Gregory Goodwin, a cousin by marriage to Darvin James Kritzman. Paul died in North Fort Myers, FL. Buried in Catholic Cemetery, Ft. Wayne. WWII Army Veteran.
GORNDTJay Michael12/10/19776/19/1998 516
GORRELLHarry Elmer11/14/19332/8/19615/1/1975 (Disability)1/24/199965y01/26/1999 JG 2C1 Harry is a brother to Ralph Ivan Gorrell and a nephew of Marshall Eugene Gorrell. He is a cousin to Lowell Eugene Gorrell. He worked in fire shop and as a firefighter. Harry died in Venice, Fl.
GORRELLLowell Eugene2/8/19373/21/197105.03/1977 (Resigned) 157Lowell is the son of Marshall Eugene Gorrell. He is also a cousin to Harry Elmer Gorrell and Ralph Ivan Gorrell. He served 6y 4m on fire department.
GORRELLMarshall Eugene (Gene)4/15/19151/7/19408/25/1965 (Pension)11/5/197358y11/07/1973 JG176Marshall Eugene is the father of Lowell Eugene Gorrell and the uncle of Harry Elmer Gorrell and Ralph Ivan Gorrell. Buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park. WW II Army Veteran. Member of the F.W.F.D. WW II Veterans Drill Team. He worked as a fireman and was a master mechanic in the fire shop.
GORRELLRalph Ivan (Nick)8/15/19317/1/19559/19/1980 (Pension)4/7/199462y04/10/1994 JG 10A112125 years fire dept. Hired as fireman to direct traffic during the building of the NKP elevation. They had fire badges and worked for nine months before going into the fire house. Ralph is the brother of Harry Elmer Gorrell and the nephew of Marshall Eugene Gorrell and a cousin to Lowell Eugene Gorrell. Buried in Catholic Cemetery. Nickname is Nervous Nick.
GORRELLRobert Earl (Bob)11/21/19276/1/19524/1/1979 (Pension)1/17/200678y01/25/2006 JG 3C1 Robert is the uncle of Matthew Carl Brokaw. Bob died in The Villages, FL. He is buried in Lindenwood Cemetery, Ft. Wayne. He served 26 years in fire service.
GOYNESWilliam 03/16/1877 03/19/1877 DS 4 Member of Vigilant Engine Co. Buried at Lindenwood Cemetery.
GRAFCharles Emil Jr. (Chuckles)8/26/19474/18/19714/28/2004 (Pension) 164Charles is a brother-in-law to Kevin Michael Harris. Charley had 33 years of
GRAFJohn M.01/01/1826 08/03/189167y08/03/1891 DG 4:4 Engineer of Steamer No. 2, the Vigilant in 1874-75. Engineer of Torrent Steamer and Hose Co. in 1876. Engineer of Vigilant Steamer for Rescue Engine and Hose Co. No. 6 in 1877-78. Story about a bass solo and his Majestic voice in F. W. Daily Sentinel 03/05/1878. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
GRAFFEF. Assistant foreman of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848.
GRAFFEJohn Member of Mechanics Co. was badly burned at Boltz Grocery fire 06/07/1871.
GRAFTFredric Ray (Ray)11/25/19559/15/19789/17/2004 (Pension) 40Fredric Ray is the son of Gerald Wayne Graft. 26 years of service.
GRAFTGerald Wayne (Jerry)6/30/192810/2/19616/17/1984 (Pension)10/29/199870y10/30/1998 JG 2C1198Gerald is the father of Fredric Ray Graft. Buried in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ossian, IN
GRAFTMaine Fred04/14/189810/13/19192/21/1960 (Pension)9/14/197981y09/16/1979 JG 18A4 Maine also worked for the Detroit fire department. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, Huntertown, IN. He is in a picture at #1's in 1920.
GRAHAMWilliam3/23/196210/9/1992 430William was a original member of the F.W.F.D.- Local 124 Honor Color Guard formed about 1998.
GRANNEMANKarl F.02/17/189210/5/192612/31/1951 (Pension)12/12/196169y 9m26d12/14/1961 JG 37:3 30 years fire dept. Buried in Concordia Cemetery.
GRAYRoscoe L. (Wimpy) 2/10/19295/31/1951 (Terminated)1/20/195755y 3m15d01/21/1957 JG 2:5 Union book says he quit 05/31/1951. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
GREANEYDennis S. 1/1/191311/1/1944 (Pension)1/26/194974y01/27/1949 NS 2:5 Worked at # 1's as truckman 1913 to 1915. He was 38 yrs. old in 1913. He was born in Ireland. Worked 32 years on fire dept. Retired as capt. at # 9's. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. He is in a picture at #9's in 1920.
GREENJason Knight11/2/197412/10/2004 665
GREENPaul Wilmer Jr. (P.)7/23/192710/16/196110/24/1985 (Disability)5/16/200072y05/17/2000 JG 3C1193Paul is the Grandfather of Brandt Darrell Douglas. WWll U.S. Navy Veteran. 25y F.D., Buried at Lindenwood Cemetery. Paul also had badge 30.
GREGGDamon 9/3/198512/20/1991 (Disability)
GREVEJoseph08/10/1848 5/6/191870y05/07/1918 JG 5 Member of Hope Hose Co. in 1868. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
GREYVicki 10/17/19802/5/1985 (Resigned) 149
GRIBBONSJames On a committe for 4th of July on 05/29/1866.
GRIMESJohn 07/001850 John was member of Mechanics' Mutual Protection Co. No. 1. Resolutions of his death were in paper 07/20/1850.
GRIMMEPhilip Michael8/26/19704/30/1999 530Philip is the grandson of Theodore Detrick Grimme.
GRIMMETheodore Detrick (Ted)11/12/19073/4/19356/3/1961 (Pension)3/14/198173y03/15/1981 JG 7A:1 26 years fire dept. Buried in Covington Memorial Gardens. Theodore is the grandfather of Philip Michael Grimme. Ted also worked for the Indiana State Fire Marshall.
GRONUMANHenry Secretary of Protection Engine and Hose Co. No. 5 when it organized on 07/20/1859.
GROSSFrederick 10/15/186949y10/16/1869 DG 4 Member of the Eagle Engine and Hose Company organized in 1862. Foreman of Eagle Engine Co. No. 4 in 1864-65. They were active till 1870. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
GRUNDFrederick 05/30/189571y06/02/1895 DG 8:4 Original member of Protection Engine and Hose Co. No. 5 organized on 07/20/1859. He was an inmate of the Marion Soldiers' Home when he died. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
GRUSHClarence Norman 1/17/192911/1/1942 (Pension)4/20/194953y04/21/1949 JG 17:2 16 yrs. fire dept., retired for 7 years. Was deputy sheriff when he died. Buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park. WWI Veteran.
GUILLAUMEAugust Emil08/10/18881/1/19207/1/1945 (Pension)2/1/196576y02/02/1965 JG 2A:2 Hired for two platoon system. August is the grandfather by marriage to Robert Francis McCaffrey. Buried in Catholic Cemetery. He is in a picture at #3's in 1920. He became a credit union member on 12/22/1933. August was elected vice president of the firemen's credit union on 1/12/1934.
GUTERMUTHH. Committee for parade 09/16/1871.
GUTERMUTHJohn Sidney6/13/19559/15/19782/23/1987 (Resigned) 47
GUTHHenry00/00/186800/00/18952/1/1931 (Pension)12/9/194173y12/10/1941 JG 8:4 Retired for 12 years. Worked at # 6's as hoseman from 1895 to 1901. # 1's as hoseman & truckman from 1901 to 1913. Was lieutenant in 1914-1915. Buried in Concordia Cemetery. He is in a picture at #1's in 1920.
HAAGAdam S. 8/6/1910 (Disability)8/18/191243y 8m23d08/19/1912 JG 6:7 Worked at # 7's as hoseman from 1900 to 1910. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
HAIBERWilliam B. 06/12/18996/1/19399/14/194774y 8m 2d09/16/1947 JG 17:1 42 yrs. fire dept., retired 9 yrs. Worked at #6's, 1's, 2's, 5's as driver, hoseman and lieutenant from 1899 to 1915. 1937 to 1939 he was listed as battalion chief. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. He is in a picture as captain at #3's in 1920.
HALERichard Webster (Dick)4/7/193810/24/19711/4/1997 (Pension) 137
HALLJonathon David (Jon)11/1/19746/19/1998 517
HALLERWalter Adolph (Walt)5/5/192012/1/195112/3/1974 (Pension)10/4/199676y10/17/1996 JG 3C:16923 yrs. fire dept. WW II Merchant Marine Veteran. Member of the F.W.F.D. WW II Veterans Drill Team. No cemetery listed in obit. He died in FL.
HAMANMartin Member of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848.
HAMILTONEarl Lamont1/2/197312/2/2005 686
HAMILTONH. H. He was a charter member of the Alert Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 on May 6, 1868.
HAMILTONMontgomery06/07/1843 6/9/190966y 2m06/10/1909 JG 1:7 Member of Alert Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1 on 11/22/1879. Montgomery was a nephew to Thomas Hamilton. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
HAMILTONRobert Graham Sr.9/7/19381/2/19682/23/1988 Worked in signal division as a dispatcher.
HAMILTONThomas 04/03/188775y04/05/1887 DG 4:3 Thomas was a member of the original fire company in Fort Wayne. It was recorded in the Allen County Deed book on August 30, 1839. Thomas was a Uncle to Montgomery Hamilton. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
HAMLINMichael Leroy12/13/19433/3/19693/4/1998 (Pension) 55Michael is the son-in-law of Darvin James Kritzman.
HAMMRonald Gene8/13/194712/27/1968 45Ron was on the original board of directors of the Firefighters Museum.
HAMRICKJohn Harold2/13/196110/11/1991 413Brother-in-law to James Walter Noll II.
HANAUERGeorge Wilfred3/30/190110/19/1923active (died)12/7/193027y12/08/1930 NS 2:4 7 yrs. fire dept. Buried in Concordia Cemetery.
HANCOCKLynn K. 12/6/198612/00/1990 (Resigned)
HANELINEHerbert Oliver (Herb)6/16/19295/19/19578/31/1978 (Pension)11/9/200273y11/12/2002 NS 4B1292Herb worked for the Signal Division of the Fire Department for 27 years. He was a Korean War U.S. Army Veteran. He is buried in Highland Park Cemetery.
HANESRichard (Dick) 1/10/1966 Hired as a civilian for the fire shop. On 5/2/1971 was brought into the fire pension but failed the physical test and was let go.
HANKEYGeorge W. 1/1/19181/7/19432/1/194971y02/02/1949 JG 17:5 Buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park. George is in a picture at #2's in 1920.
HANLEYJames J.00/00/1869 3/10/1919 Worked at # 2's as hoseman from 1900 to 1902. Was 34 yrs. old in 1902. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
HANLEYJohn H. Elected secretary of Hope Hose Co. No. 1 on 09/08/1871.
HANNASamuel T. 11/08/188753y 2m16d11/09/1887 DG Samuel was a member of the original fire company in Fort Wayne. It was recorded in the Allen County Deed book on August 30, 1839. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
HANSOtto S. 8/16/193567y08/17/1935 NS 2 Listed as a minuteman on fire department on 10/20/1886, paid $10 per month. Otto is in a picture of # 2's on Wallace St. in 1889. Otto died and is buried in South Bend, IN.
HANSONClark H. active (died)3/6/192155y 6m24d03/07/1921 JG 1:6 23 yrs. fire dept., 1st local 124 member to die after formation union. Worked as driver at # 3's from 1898 to 1901. #2's from 1902 to 1915. He was 48 yrs. old in 1913. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. He is in a picture at #6's in 1920.
HANSONRichard Foreman and charter member of the Alert Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 on May 6, 1868. Elected 1st assistant foreman 08/08/1873. Foreman in 1882-83.
HARDENDORFTheodore Foreman of Hope Hose Co. No. 1 on 01/14/1875.
HAREThomas Amel III1/4/197512/2/2005 687
HARGANLowell Viron3/29/19155/28/19422/10/1974 (Pension)6/25/198065y06/27/1980 JG 2C:3 32 years signal dept. Buried in Covington Memorial Gardens.
HARLEYMichael Lynn7/6/19677/28/1995 445
HARRINGTONJohn Foreman of Vigilant Engine Co. No. 1 in 1864-65.
HARRISCharles S.02/20/18935/15/19014/11/19296/26/194572y06/27/1945 JG 3:4 28 yrs. fire dept. Worked at # 7's as driver from 1901 to 1907. # 3's as driver from 1908 to 1915. He was born in Somerset, KY. Buried in IOOF Cemetery, New Haven, IN. He is in a composite picture at #3's in 1909 and in a picture in 1920.
HARRISEverett Lee8/7/19398/6/197212/17/1985 (Disability)3/30/200161y04/01/2001 JG2C1 Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
HARRISKevin Michael8/25/195112/26/19753/18/1983 (Disability) 228Kevin is the brother-in-law of Charles Emil Graf Jr. He is the grandson of Clifford Martin Butler and the nephew of Thomas Vernon Butler.
HARROLDDaniel Listed as a minuteman on fire department on 10/20/1886, pay was $10 per month.
HARSTMANHenry Elected Axman of Rescue Fire Co. No. 6 on 01/02/1873.
HARTCraig Allen5/10/19626/6/19972/16/1998 (Resigned) 486
HARTEarl Leeland (Red) 6/16/19366/17/1961 (Pension)11/7/197367y11/08/1973 JG 2C:11225 years fire dept. Earl is the father-in-law of Max Leroy Lane. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
HARTFranklin Allen10/7/19273/1/19542/28/1974 (Disability)1/15/198658y01/16/1986 JG 2C:312720 years fire dept. Buried in Covington Memorial Gardens.
HARTERElmer L. Elmer was accepted in Local 124 union on 3/18/1920. He is in a picture at #3's in 1920. Worked at # 7's in 1921. 1922 was last listing in city directory as fireman at # 3's.
HARTMAND. P. He was a member of the Mechanics' Mutual Protection Co. No. 1 on 07/20/1850.
HARTMANHerman C.00/00/1822 01/23/1896 01/24/1896 JOUR 2 He was a member of the Alert Engine Co. No. 1 on 11/15/1856. Owned a brewery near Berghoff Brewery on East Washington Street. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
HARTMANLouis Stephen (Louie)3/29/19447/18/19698/18/1978 (Resigned) 30
HARTMANValentine00/00/1863 4/3/193269y04/04/1932 JG 7:1 Worked at # 2's as hoseman and tillerman from 1893 to 1899. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
HARVILLBenjamin Taylor Jr.4/15/192712/1/19517/25/1975 (Pension) 111WW II Veteran.
HARVINKim 9/3/19852/18/1994 (Disability)
HASKELLW. Member of Alert Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1 on 02/26/1879.
HATTERYThomas Stuward6/24/19634/30/1999 531Thomas is the brother of Todd Leslie Hattery.
HATTERYTodd Leslie3/2/19716/6/1997 487Todd is the brother of Thomas Stuward Hattery.
HAUNFELDERWillard X. Sr. (Bill) 8/21/19503/10/1953 (Resigned)2/10/199167y02/11/1991 JG 4A1 Willard is the son-in-law of Alfred H. Zurbuch. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
HAYHURSTDavid 7/12/19764/1/1998 (Pension) Worked in radio shop.
HAZELETTRobert Wilbur (Wilbur)5/13/193910/2/19674/12/1996 (Pension)4/4/200262y04/05/2002 JG 3C1202Robert is the son of Wilbur C. Hazelett and the grandson of Thomas Hazelett. Robert had a memorial service at the Firefighters Museum his ashes were driven by Station No. 1 and then was buried at IOOF Cemetery in New Haven.
HAZELETTThomas12/16/18821/1/1920active (line of duty)6/2/193653y 5m16d06/03/1936 JG 1:8 16 yrs. fire dept. Ladder blew over at knitting mill training session. Joined local 124 union in 1920 when he was 37 yrs. old. Buried in IOOF Cemetery, New Haven, IN. Thomas is the father of Wilbur C. Hazelett and the grandfather of Robert Wilbur Hazelett. He is in a picture at #2's in 1920.
HAZELETTWilbur C.7/11/19106/16/19366/17/1961 (Pension)11/16/196555y11/18/1965 JG 11D110025 years fire dept. Wilbur C. is the son of Thomas Hazelett and the father of Robert Wilbur Hazelett. Buried in IOOF Cemetery, New Haven, IN.
HEASTANMichael Harley6/2/196710/11/1991 414
HEATHWilliam Edward (Bill)11/14/19421/10/19662/5/1986 (Pension)5/8/199653y05/10/1996 JG 3C:16620 years fire dept. Buried in Covington Memorial Park.
HECKDonald Joseph2/5/19354/25/19608/16/1980 (Pension)10/31/200570y11/02/2005 NS 3L3 Worked as dispatcher. Don is buried in Highland Park Cemetery.
HECKEJohn N.10/28/18781/1/19123/1/1946 (Pension)2/23/197192y02/24/1971 JG 12A2 34 years fire dept. Worked at # 3's as truckman from 1912 to 1915. Buried in Catholic Cemetery. He is in a picture at #7's as captain in 1920.
HECKMANBryan Scott5/3/197311/22/2000 559
HECKMANThomas Arthur Enoch3/5/19362/10/19604/27/1985 (Pension) Fire Chief 1973-1976. Also worked in communications
HEDEKINMichael09/29/1793 07/24/187279y07/24/1872 WS 3:2 Michael was a member of the original fire company in Fort Wayne. It was recorded in the Allen County Deed book on August 30, 1839. He was born in county of Westmeath, Ireland. Lived in Wayne Twp. Michael is the father of Thomas B. Hedekin. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
HEDEKINThomas B.06/07/1834 2/2/1902 02/02/1902 JG 1 He was a Trustee and a charter member of the Alert Hook and Ladder Company on May 6, 1868. Member in 1879. Thomas is the son of Michael Hedekin. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
HEDINGTONKerry Wayne08/2319778/22/2003 642Kerry had his father, Vernon Hedington pin on his badge when sworn in.
HEIDENREICHJohn Anthony7/24/19696/6/1997 488John is the son of Thomas Allen Heidenreich.
HEIDENREICHThomas Allen2/19/194112/26/19751/11/2001 (Pension) 226Thomas is the father of John Anthony Heidenreich.
HEIMGilbert Alan (Sid)10/31/193710/2/19613/14/1983 (Pension) 71Also had badge # 133. Gilbert is a cousin to James Edward Waldrop.
HEINEFred Member of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848.
HEINEMANHenry Member of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848.
HEISERCharles J. active (died)7/12/193450y 8m 6d07/12/1934 NS 1:3 First listed as fireman in 1918 in city directory. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. He is in a picture at #3's in 1920.
HEKEHarmon Member of Mechanics Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 organized on 08/07/1856.
HELMKAMPHenry 8/27/1915 08/28/1915 JG 9:3 Member of the Eagle Engine and Hose Company organized in 1862. They were active till 1870.
HELMKAMPThomas Aaron7/14/19754/30/1999 532
HELMSRalph Edward4/1/19399/1/19659/1/1981 (Disability) 192
HEMRICKRobert Lee12/21/19326/8/195911/3/1979 (Pension) 312Worked in Signal Dept. as a lineman.
HENDERSONAndrews Rodgers03/21/1826 05/15/189872y05/16/1898 JOUR Elected Trustee of Alert Hook & Ladder Co. on 08/08/1867. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
HENDERSONJohn W. Foreman of Hope Hose Co. No. 1 in 1872.
HENDERSONWilliam D. 02/02/186637y02/03/1866 DG 2C5 Elected Trustee of Alert Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1 on 08/08/1862. Died of Consumption. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
HENLINEWilliam
HENSCHENEdward B. (Pension)8/8/193469y1m14d08/09/1934 JG 11:2 25 yrs. fire dept., retired about 16 yrs. Worked at # 3's as driver and hoseman from 1895 to 1898. At #7's from 1899 to 1918. Was driver, hoseman and lieutenant. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
HENSELFrank J. 3/21/190000/00/19363/24/195076y 7m25d03/25/1950 JG 36 yrs. fire dept. Worked at # 1's as hoseman, driver & tillerman from 1899 to 1904. At 4's from 1905 to 1913 as hoseman. Was lieutenant in 1914 and 1915. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. Frank is the father of Walter Joseph Hensel and a brother of Louis Hensel. He is in a picture at #4's as captain in 1920. Spanish American War Vet. Signed the charter for the Firemen's Credit Union on 11/28/1933, was elected temporary president.
HENSELLouis active (line of duty)1/1/191032y01/02/1910 JG 26:1 Electrocuted at W & D's, 5 yrs. fire dept. Worked at # 1's as hoseman from 1904 to 1910. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. Louis is the brother of Frank J. Hensel and uncle of Walter Joseph Hensel. Firemen were pallbearers: Capt. John C. Stahlhut, George Swartz, Jule Biemer, Henry Hilbrecht.
HENSELWalter Joseph4/12/19123/1/19463/1/1955 (Disability)3/31/195744y04/01/1957 JG 8:3 Walter is the son of Frank J. Hensel and the nephew of Louis Hensel. Buried in Catholic Cemetery. WW II Navy Veteran. Member of the F.W.F.D. WW II Veterans Drill Team.
HENSELWilliam F. H.08/11/1867 1/9/194173y01/10/1941 JG 11:5 Worked at # 6's as driver from 1895 to 1898. # 1's was hoseman from 1899 to 1906. Buried in Prairie Grove Cemetery. His obit says 15 years as fireman.
HERALDAlfred Milton (Al)3/1/19181/16/19474/12/1967 (Disability)8/19/198466y 5m17d08/21/1984 JG 3C:21820 years fire dept. He was creamated, remains to D.O. McComb F.H. WW II Navy Veteran. Member of the F.W.F.D. WW II Vets Drill Team.
HERMANNM. Elected 2nd assistant foreman of Rescue Fire Co. No. 6 01/02/1873.
HERRESHerrman Member of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848.
HESSRobert Paul7/7/191512/6/19385/30/1974 (Pension)8/23/197459y08/25/1974 JG 12A3 35 years fire dept. Buried in Concordia Cemetery. Member of the F.W.F.D. WW II Veterans Drill Team. WW II Army Veteran.
HESSERTEdward G.09/18/18782/1/19109/1/1941 (Pension)1/12/196283y01/13/1962 JG 2:4 Worked at # 3's as truckman from 1910 to 1915. He is in a picture of #3's crew in 1920. He was 35 yrs. old in 1913. He was a Spanish-American War Veteran. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
HIATTCharles C. 8/1/19167/14/1943 (Pension)5/23/195775y05/24/1957 JG 2:3 27 yrs. fire dept., 14 yrs. retired. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. He is in a picture at #5's in 1920.
HIERJohn Member of Mechanics Fire Co. 04/19/1876.
HIGHMax Eugene7/15/19221/16/19473/2/1968 (Pension)8/14/199472y08/16/1994 JG 3C:1 21 years fire dept. Max is a brother-in-law to James John Cain. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. WW II Army Veteran. Member of the F.W.F.D. WW II Veterans Drill Team.
HILBRECHTHenry (Chief)08/26/185100/00/187312/31/1924 (Pension)3/16/192574y03/16/1925 NS 1:2 Horse driver 1873. 2nd ass't new Torrent No. 2. Eng. Torrent Engine No.3 in 1876. Eng. Vigilant Steamer & Hose Co. 1876. Eng. Anthony Wayne Steamer for Rescue Engine and Hose Co. No. 6 1877-78. Eng. Charley Zollinger in 1879-80, 1882. Henry filed his bond for fire chief on 05/12/1882. FIRE CHIEF from 05/09/1882 to 12/31/1924. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. In picture at #3's in 1909. Full paid engineer on 05/18/1875.
HILDEBRANDEdward A. 7/13/19406/27/1956 (Resigned)12/20/199781y12/21/1997JG14A2 Worked as lineman in Signal Dept. WWII Navy Veteran.
HILGEMANAlbert S. 1/1/19204/1/194011/1/194762y11/02/1947 JG 4:6 Retired 8 yrs. Worked at # 5's in 1920 to 1922. He was accepted in local 124 union on 4/21/1921. His middle intial was listed as F. Albert was hired for the two platoon system. He is the brother of John F. Hilgeman. Buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park. He is in a picture at #5's in 1920.
HILGEMANGustave F.00/00/1869 (Resigned)4/21/194171y04/22/1941 JG 6:5 He was a member of the fire dept. before he was married in 1886. Driver Hose Co. No. 1 in 1887. Worked 7 yrs. on F.W.F.D. at #2's. Worked as hoseman & driver from 1895 to 1901. He was 27 yrs. old in 1895. Buried in Concordia Cemetery.
HILGEMANJohn F. 4/13/19008/20/19375/17/194667y05/18/1946 JG 2:1 37 yrs. fire dept., retired 9 years. Worked as hoseman at # 1's from 1900 to 1910, at # 4's as hoseman from 1911 to 1915. In 1937 he was a captain. John is the brother of Albert S. Hilgeman. Buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park. He is in a picture at #8's as captain in 1920.
HILKEYDouglas Paul 9/30/197412/20/2004 (Pension) 318Worked in Signal dept. 30 years service. Douglas is the son-in-law of Hubert Charles Bentley.
HILLEdward C. Worked at # 1's as engineer from 1895 to 1897.
HILLGerald Robert (Gary)12/1/193512/8/19586/5/1966 (Resigned) Served 7y 5m 28d on Fire Department.
HILLKyle Jerod3/10/19778/10/2001 587Kyle is a nephew to Richard Jerome Ridley Jr. and James Irvin Ridley and a cousin to Anthony Jerome, Richard Jerome III, Marcus Lorone Ridley and Geneori Lundi Hogan.
HILLValentine 11/15/187042y Member of Mechanics Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 organized on 08/07/1856. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
HILSMANFredrick Willian05/09/1852 active (line of duty)06/07/187119y06/09/1871 1st firefighter in Fort Wayne to die in the line of duty. He was a member of The Mechanics Engine & Hose Co. No. 1 Volunteer Fire Dept. He died in the explosion of F. F. Bolt's Grocery Store. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. He lived with a brother-in-law on McClellan St.
HILTFred 1/31/192078y4m30d02/01/1920 JG 8 Foreman of Mechanics Co. No. 1 on 08/16/1871. Secretary on 04/03/1873. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
HIMMELEINWilliam L.07/05/18975/2/1929active (line of duty)6/2/193638y06/03/1936 JG1&6 7 yrs. fire dept., ladder blew over during ladder drill at the Wayne Knitting Mill. Was hired as fire alarm & telephone operator May 2, 1929 and transfered to firemen Sept 23,1929. Buried in Concordia Cemetery.
HINTONScott Christopher09/07/187712/15/2006 701Scott is the son of Steven Craig Hinton, a nephew of Ralph Peter Peconge.
HINTONSteven Craig5/16/195212/26/19756/27/2004 (Pension) 236Fire Chief 1993-2000 . Steven is a brother-in-law to Ralph Peter Peconge. 28 Years service in F.D. Steven is the father of Scott Christopher Hinton
HIPPENHAMMERRoger Wayne2/16/19483/21/19705/29/1992 (Pension) 307Worked in Signal Department as a Dispatcher.
HIRSCHFELDERLawrence L. (Barney)01/24/18884/14/192212/1/1947 (Pension)2/26/195870y02/27/1958 JG 22:1 24 yrs. fire dept. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
HITERoland Quintin (Horace)10/25/19387/30/19625/9/1985 (Pension) 158
HOAGLANDJames E. He was the First Assistant Foreman of the Torrents Engine and Hose Company No. 3 organized in 07/16/1860.
HOCHEmanuel 03/01/1887active (died)1/17/190637y 8m10d01/18/1906 JG 7:4 19 years fire dept. Hoseman at # 2's in 1893-94. Worked at # 2's 1895 to 1901 as driver, # 3's 1902 to 1904, # 6's 1905 and 1906. Buried at Lindenwood Cemetery. Emanuel is the father of Robert Henry Hoch and is related to William Joseph Dolan by Marriage. In a picture of #2's in 1889 and in 1893-94 he is listed as R.E. Hock. He was appointed as minuteman in 1887.
HOCHRobert Henry (Herb)01/14/18956/12/19319/29/1963 (Pension)7/18/197176y07/19/1971 JG 2A:1 32 years fire dept. Robert is the father-in-law of William Joseph Dolan and the son of Emanuel Hoch. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
HOCKEMEYERTodd Allen5/24/19714/30/1999 533
HOEFELMEYERKenneth Albert5/28/19385/24/19741/10/2000 (Pension) 349Worked in signal department and as firefighter.
HOEPPNERJeffery 10/17/1980(Resigned) 142Jeffery is the son-in-law of Thurman Eugene Lees.
HOERNERGeorge Peter06/10/18899/1/192612/1/1951 (Disability)1/9/196676y01/11/1966 JG 6B:4 George is the brother of Otto H. Hoerner. Buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park. He was a WWl Veteran. George was a member of the 11-26 Club.
HOERNEROtto H. 2/17/1926 (Resigned)8/5/198289y08/06/1982 JG 3C2 Joined local 124 union in 1921. The first year listed in city directory as fireman was 1920 at # 9's. He is in a picture at #9's in 1920. Otto is the brother of George Peter Hoerner. Buried in Concordia Memorial Gardens.
HOFFMANNJoel David ll12/19/196911/22/2000 560
HOFMANM. Elected 4th pipeman of Rescue Fire Co. No. 6 on 01/02/1873.
HOGANGeneori Lundi12/1/19736/6/1997 489Geneori is a nephew of Richard Jerome Ridley Jr. and James Irvin Ridley. A cousin to Anthony Jerome, Richard Jerome III, Marcus Lorone Ridley and Kyle Jerod Hill.
HOGANHugh Elected 2nd Assistant Foremen of Vigilant Co. 09/14/1871.
HOGANTimothy 04/16/188861y04/17/1888 GAZ Committee for parade 09/12/1871. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
HOHMANRichard Gene (Rich)12/5/194610/24/19711/6/2000 (Pension) 184Richard is the son-in-law of Donald Joseph Gerardot.
HOHNHAUSPeter G.01/28/1830 2/29/191282y02/29/1912 FWS Born in Bavaria, Germany came to Fort Wayne in 1863 and joined the old Volunter fire dept. Appointed 1st Assistant Chief Engineer on 05/26/1869 also in 1870-71. He was also foreman of the Eagles No. 4 Co.
HOKEMelvin Dale (Scotty)7/23/19187/13/19457/26/1970 (Pension)10/10/199683y10/11/1996 JG 3C11025 years fire dept. Melvin is the father of Norman Allen Hoke. WW II Veteran. Member of the F.W.F.D. WW II Veterans Drill Team. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
HOKENorman Allen1/26/19473/3/19699/8/1998 (Disabilty) 93Norman is the son of Melvin Dale Hoke.
HOLDERJohn Cornelius11/13/19527/24/19848/5/2000 (Disabilty) 147
HOLLISEdgar Worked at # 3's as truckman from 1914 to 1918.
HOLMESBasil (Bass) Elected 2nd assistant foreman of Hope Hose Co. No. 1.
HOLSWORTHAddison10/00/1838 04/22/189960y 5m04/23/1899 GAZ 3 He was a charter member of the Alert Hook and Ladder Company No.1 on May 6, 1868. Member in 1879. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
HOLTFred Treasurer Mechanics' Engine Co. 06/04/1874.
HOLZERF. He was a member of the Torrents Engine and Hose Company No. 3 organized on 07/16/1860.
HOODGeorge Christopher7/4/19109/1/19372/11/1964 (Pension)8/13/199281y04/15/1992 JG 3C Buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
HOOKPaul 6/16/19456/28/1945 (Resigned)
HOOVERGeorge Member of Mechanics Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 organized on 08/07/1856.
HOOVERJames F. 11/3/195656y11/04/1956JG12A Listed in city directory as fireman in 1933 only. Buried in Oaklawn Cemetery in Ossian, Indiana.
HOPKINSWilliam Otto Jr. (Hoppy)1/22/194110/14/19645/7/1985 (Pension) 56Worked as dispatcher and firefighter. William is the son-in-law of Edward Lewis Roberts Jr..
HOPPELCharles Martin4/10/19283/1/19544/10/1979 (Pension) 132
HORNSteven Duain9/22/19694/30/1999 534
HORSTMANLeon Anthony (Horsie)12/6/192810/2/196110/4/1984 (Pension) 62
HORSTMEYERPaul W. (Butch)12/30/18941/1/192911/00/1956 (Pension)7/24/195762y07/25/1957 JG 2:2 28 yrs. fire dept. 1929 was the first listing as fireman in the city directory. Joined local 124 union 2/11/1930. WWI Veteran. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
HOSKINSNancy Ann8/20/19626/9/19895/26/2000 (Disabilty)6/19/200340y06/21/2003 JG 10A1391Buried in Scipio Cemetery, Allen County, IN.
HOSLERDavid Kenneth9/13/19656/6/1997 490
HOSTLERTravis Charles8/24/197011/22/2000 561Travis is a cousin to Steven Wayne Messerschmidt.
HOSTMANCharles Fredrick Sr. (Chick)04/19/18942/5/19176/15/1944 (Pension)3/31/196974y04/01/1969 JG 27 yrs. fire dept. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. Charles is the son of Fred A. Hostman. He is in a picture at #3's in 1920. WWI Veteran.
HOSTMANFred A. 7/1/19078/1/1939 (Disability)12/2/193968y12/03/1939 JG 6:3 Worked at # 4's & # 3's as driver from 1907 to 1915. His last listing in city directory was as a captain in 1938. He was 35 yrs. old in 1907. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. Fred is the father of Charles Frederick Hostman Sr. He is in a picture at #5's in 1920 and in the composite picture at #3's in 1909.
HOSTMANHenry Secretary of Rescue Fire Co. No. 6 on 10/22/1872.
HOSTYJ. 4th pipeman Mechanics' Engine Co. 06/04/1874.
HOUGHTONGeorge Member of Torrent Engine Co. No. 3 on 11/04/1864.
HOUNTINJacob Original member of the Protection Engine and Hose Co. No. 5. Organized on 07/20/1859.
HOUSERGeorge He was a member of the Torrents Engine and Hose Company No. 3 organized on 07/16/1860.
HOUSERMilton Theodore (Milt)8/28/19343/28/1960active (died)11/8/196228y11/09/1962 JG 2A:51942 years fire dept. Milton is a brother-in-law to Joseph Floyd Smith. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
HOWARDJames F. (Jay)11/13/1882 8/22/195673y08/23/1956 JG 29:3 Worked at # 3's as hoseman from 1912 to 1918. He was a fireman from 1912 to 1920. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
HOYAlbert Ralph (Al)5/24/19171/16/19493/2/1969 (Pension)10/10/200689y10/11/2006 JG Albert was a brother-in-law to Dwight Alden York. WW II Veteran. Member of the F.W.F.D. WW II Veterans Drill Team. Buried in Covington Memorial Gardens.
HUBBELLMelancthon W. 05/06/188373y He was a member of the original fire company in Fort Wayne. It was recorded in the Allen County Deed book on August 30, 1839.
HUBERJohn F.02/16/1862 11/15/19221/22/192360y01/23/1923 NS 3:4 32 yrs. fire dept. Worked at # 1's as hoseman & tillerman from 1891 to 1898. Was captain at # 8's from 1899 to 1915. He is in a picture at #8's as captain in 1920. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
HUDSONDan Charles12/8/19443/1/19706/20/2000 (Pension) 119
HUDSONNeil Corey2/3/19716/6/1997 491
HUGHESMatthew Paul8/26/19726/6/1997 492
HULLWilliam Henry H. 10/25/186021y 6m10/25/1860 WS 3 He was a charter member of the Alert Engine Company No. 1, organized on 08/10/1856. Sec. of Independent Alert Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1 1860. his full name was William Henry Harrison Hull. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
HUMBERTJames 03/22/189968y10m12d03/24/1899 He was a charter member of the Alert Engine Company, organized on 08/10/1856. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
HUMBRECHTGeorge H. 3/1/192982y03/02/1929 JG 3:5 He was a charter member of the Alert Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 on May 6, 1868. Elected 2nd assistant foreman on 08/03/1871. 1st assistant foreman 05/16/1872. Member in 1879. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
HUMPHREYGeorge (Colonel)02/02/1825 08/04/188661y 6m 3d08/05/1886 DG 5:4 Geo. was appointed Chief Engineer on 05/16/1857. Appointed 1st Assistant on 06/08/1858. Chief engineer July 16, 1859 to May 1861. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
HUNTINEWalter William (Snork)01/12/18989/19/19244/1/1952 (Pension)1/5/196567y01/06/1965 JG 2A:5 27 years fire dept. Walter is the father-in-law of Paul Edward Goodwin and Glendon L. Shoda. Grandfather by marriage to Thomas Edward Phillips, Uncle by marriage to Darvin James Kritzman. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
HUNTINGWilliam H. 08/21/189766y08/22/1897 He was a member of the Torrent Engine and Hose Company No. 3 organized on 07/16/1860. Elected 2nd ensign of Hope Hose Co. No. 1 on 09/06/1872. Buried in Massachusetts.
HURDKelly Verdon5/13/19688/10/2001 588Was a player for the Fort Wayne Komets before becoming a firefighter.
HURDOrrin D. (Col.) 11/27/189978y11/29/1899 JG 5:1 Foreman of the Mechanics Engine and Hose Co. No. 1, organized 08/07/1856. Foreman of Mechanic's Fire Co. No. 2 1858, 1859, 1860. Chief engineer of Fire Department in 1861-62. Died in Home City, Ohio. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
HUSTONClaude B. 7/1/19307/10/195710/31/195868y11/02/1958 JG 11A5 Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
HUTCHINSONAlexander D. (Alles) 09/10/187519y09/11/1875 DS4 Member of Torrent Engine Co. No. 3 on 09/11/1875.. He was run over by train on P., Ft. W. & C. R.R. Died at St. Joseph Hospital. Buried at Lindenwood Cemetery.
HUTCHINSONAlonzo M. 12/14/190856y12/15/1908 JG 8:4 Elected Pipeman for Vigilant Engine Co. on 04/02/1873. 1st pipeman of new Torrent Co. No. 2 12/04/1873. 1st assistant foreman 06/08/1875.
HUTCHINSONJ. Member of Hope Hose Co. 08/03/1872.
HUTTERMichael Melvill (Poop)02/27/18985/25/1920active (died on duty)5/23/194345y05/24/1943 JG 1:5 Died at #1's 319 W. Main, 23 yrs. fire dept. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. He is in a picture at #1's in 1920.
HVIZDOSEdward Lee II3/29/197412/2/2005 688
HYNDMANSteven Walter4/16/19321/26/19588/25/1959 (Resigned)
IMLERCharles Eugene (Charley)5/16/19306/29/19536/29/1980 (Pension) 26Charles is the father of Timothy Charles Imler and the brother of William Blaine Imler Jr. Also had badge No. 111.
IMLERTimothy Charles3/5/19636/21/19856/26/1990 (Resigned) Timothy is the son of Charles Eugene Imler and the nephew of William Blaine Imler Jr.
IMLERWilliam Blaine Jr.10/11/19166/26/194211/30/1947 (Resigned) Listed as fireman in 1946 city directory. William is the brother of Charles Eugene Imler and the uncle of Timothy Charles Imler. WW II Army Veteran. Member of the F.W.F.D. WW II Veterans Drill Team.
IMMELEdward Listed as minuteman on fire department on 10/20/1886, payed $10 per month. 1887 was only year in city directory he was listed as fireman.
IMMELHenry Was a member of Hook & Ladder Co. about 1861. He was the father-in-law of Charles Thieme on 07/05/1885.
JACOBSBarry John (BJ)4/11/19464/5/19706/4/2000 (Pension) 185
JACOBYGeorge Elected Axman of Rescue Fire Co. No. 6 on 01/02/1873.
JACOBYMichael Thomas5/8/19527/28/1995 447Retired from police dept., joined fire dept.
JAMISONJohn John was a member of the original fire company in Fort Wayne. It was recorded in the Allen County Deed book on August 30, 1839. Lived in Wayne Twp.
JANEWAYCharles V. (Charley)10/8/19076/1/19426/2/1972 (Pension)4/9/198779y04/11/1987 JG 3A:29230 years fire dept. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
JANTZDonald Herbert11/3/19365/6/19635/24/1983 (Pension) 15
JASPERGeorge W.05/08/1864 active (died)3/20/191757y10m12d03/21/1917 JG 2:331Died at home of heart attack, 1st ass't chief F.W.F.D. 7/1/1909, 23 years fire dept., Worked at # 3's as hoseman, driver & captain from 1895 to 1909. Was ass't chief from 1910 to 1917. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. He is in a composite picture at #3's in 1909.
JEFFRIESGreg Allen9/28/19594/3/1986 363
JENKINSDouglas Elliott6/21/19684/30/1999 535
JENNINGSAnthony Joseph1/5/197312/2/2005 689
JINESDennis Dean8/26/19606/21/1985 341
JOHN or JAHNNicholas 73y07/22/1893 Foreman of Eagle Engine & Hose Co. 10/20/1871. Died of Cancer.
JOHNSONEdward Michael11/17/19079/27/193610/28/1961 (Pension)1/11/200294y01/13/2002 JG 4A19425 years fire dept. WW II Army Veteran. Drill Master for the F.W.F.D. WW II Veterans Drill Team. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
JOHNSONGuy Donald02/17/18961/1/19213/1/1946 (Pension)9/25/1972 WWI Veteran.
JOHNSONJohn (Scotty) Member of fire department on 01/06/1882.
JOHNSONRoy Sr.12/15/195012/26/1975 289
JOHNSONThomas 09/18/184336y Thomas was a member of the original fire company in Fort Wayne. It was recorded in the Allen County Deed book on August 30, 1839. He was a native of PA. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
JOHNSONTimothy Joseph10/24/195712/6/1986 373
JOHNSTONJohn Driver for Torrent Hose Co. No. 3 and Supply Cart, in 1883-84, 1885-86.
JONESEdward 02/00/1921 (Resigned)7/1/193455y07/02/1934 JG 6:3 Worked at # 6's as driver from 1902 to 1912. at # 1's and # 7's from 1913 to 1915. He was 38 yrs. old in 1913. He is in a picture of # 7's crew in 1920. 1921 was last listing as fireman in city directory. Died and Buried in Indianapolis, IN.
JONESH. W. He was secretary of Protection Fire Co. No. 1 on 02/02/1850.
JONESHarlan H.3/7/19104/1/19423/19/1971 (Pension)1/7/199180y01/10/1991 NS 4M3829 years fire dept. WW II Navy Veteran. Member of the F.W.F.D. WW II Veterans Drill Team. Buried in Concordia Cemetery.
JONESPhilip G. 06/17/185951y Philip was a member of the original fire company in Fort Wayne. It was recorded in the Allen County Deed book on August 30, 1839. Native of Balto, MD. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
JONESRichard He is in a picture of first aid training 6/25/1947. Listed as fireman.
JONESRobert Thomas10/2/19616/29/1990 400
JONESWillie III11/3/19574/3/1986 364
JORDANReginald Dennis Sr. (Reggie)7/29/19433/23/19795/1/2007 (Pension) 118Brother-in-law to Milton Standford Turner. 28 years service.
JUMPJohn Michael11/21/194210/3/19669/26/1981 (Resigned) John is a brother-in-law of Cecil Adair Blain. Served 15 years fire department.
JUSTICEJoseph Kevin2/29/19563/23/1979 124
KABISCHTodd Robert9/9/19698/10/2001 589
KAISERRobert Richard II1/22/19769/13/2002 619
KALABACHERAndy He was Treasurer of the Torrents Engine and Hose Company No. 3 organized on 07/16/1860.
KALOMichael Michael was raised from second assistant foreman to first assistant foreman to replace Con Shank in August 1875.
KAMMJacob J.04/11/1835 09/11/187742y09/12/1877 WS 3:5 He was a member of the Wide Awake Engine Co. No. 1 and appointed 2nd Assistant Chief Engineer on 05/26/1863. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
KANEJames M.08/01/1836 7/9/1910 07/10/1910 JG 1:2 He was a charter member of the Alert Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 on May 6, 1868. Elected Trustee on 08/05/1869. Member in 1879. Photo in his obit. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
KANNEFred Member of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848.
KAYSERGeorge Member of Hope Hose Co. was severely burned on head and face at the Boltz Grocery fire 06/07/1871.
KECKJoshua David7/17/19798/22/2003 643Joshua had his father, Norm R. Keck pin on his badge when sworn in. Joshua is the nephew of Richard Wayne Taylor, a cousin to Daniel Wayne Mounsey, Douglas Ray Mounsey and Brian Anthony Armstrong.
KEECHEdward J. Worked at # 5's as engineer in 1895 and 1896. He was 40 yrs. old in 1896.
KEEGANJames E. 3/9/1917 03/10/1917 JG 7:3 Elected pipeman of Vigilant Co. 09/14/1871. 2st Assistant foreman 04/16/1872. Buried in Monroe, MI.
KEEVERHenry William (Harry)03/02/1882 Harry was a brother-in-law to John J. Nieber. Harry's name is on the Charter of the Union. His 5 year old sone died 6/9/1915 and in the obit it says that Harry was formerly driver of the Auto Chemical truck for Engine Co. No. 3, and later employed by Berghoff Brewery as a driver. He lived on Grant Ave. in 1915.
KEIMDavid Alan10/19/19678/10/2001 590
KEINTZJohn F.04/30/18989/1/1922 10/23/194244y 5m23d Was never listed in city directory as fireman. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
KEIRNSElmer DeWitt Jr.8/26/19177/26/19434/11/1968 (Pension)3/29/200284y03/30/2002 JG 7A1 Signal Dept. Elmer is the son-in-law of Clarence W. Porter, Uncle of Larry Fredrick Keirns, Ronald Bernard Walden and Holly Jo Keirns Melser. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
KEIRNSLarry Fredrick (Pheasant)12/11/19384/1/19694/2/1989 (Pension)12/2/199354y12/06/1993 JG 4A38Larry is the nephew of Elmer DeWitt Keirns Jr., the cousin of Ronald Bernard Walden and Holly Jo Keirns Melser. Died and was cremated in FL.
KELKERAnthony He was a charter member of the Alert Hook and Ladder Company on May 6, 1868. Member in 1879.
KELLEREdwin John3/29/19405/16/19717/5/1996 (Pension) 170
KELLERGeorge Member of the Eagle Engine and Hose Company organized in 1862. They were active till 1870.
KELLERHoward Ralph (Buck)10/21/19087/2/193910/5/1964 (Pension)11/22/196961y11/23/1969 JG 20A3 WW II U.S. Marine Veteran. Member of the F.W.F.D. WW II Veterans Drill Team. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. Also had the nickname of Lucky, He received that nickname because he smoked Lucky Strikes.
KELLERIsaac David8/2/197911/22/2000 562
KELLERNorman Kenneth (Heimy)4/12/19077/5/19413/16/1968 (Pension)4/29/197467y04/30/1974 JG 6C:193Buried in Riverside Cemetery, St. Joe, IN. Had badge No. 93 in 1942 photo.
KELLYMichael M. 02/17/1890 02/18/1890DG4:4 Elected 1st Assistant Foreman of Hope Hose Co. No. 1 on 09/08/1871. Assistant Engineer of Fire Department in 1873-74, 1874-75. Res. No. 270 S. Calhoun.
KELLYPeter Xavier10/21/19547/27/1984 72
KEMPCharles M. Worked at # 3's as hoseman in 1895, was 23 years old.
KENSILLRobert Jack (Bob)6/15/19307/1/19553/6/1979 (Pension)6/11/1997 06/13/1997 JG 3C Hired as fireman to direct traffic during the building of the NKP elevation. They had fire badges and worked for nine months before going into the fire houses.
KERNRobert Arthur (Bob)10/26/19142/1/19432/16/1968 (Pension)7/5/199984y07/07/1999 JG 3C228Robert is the son-in-law of Edward Lewis Uebelhoer and the father-in-law of Michael Thomas Rager Sr. Buried at Lindenwood Cemetery.
KERNSFloyd Edgar 1/1/19205/1/1945 (Pension)6/5/195866y06/07/1958 JG 2:6 27 yrs. fire dept. Hired for two platoon system. Buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park. He is in a picture at #8's in 1920.
KESLERJohn Charles (Big John)8/7/194612/13/197211/7/1986 (Disability) 35
KIDDBrian Thomas10/25/19728/10/2001 591Brian is the son-in-law of John Michael Bolinger.
KIDDDonald J.9/4/19128/14/1943active (died)5/27/195946y05/28/1959 JG 2:3 Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
KIEFERElfert Martin (Al)10/2/192610/4/195910/11/1980 (Pension)2/9/200679y02/14/2006 JG 3C136Al died Bay Pines V. A. Hospital in Bay Pines, Florida. Buried in Covington Memorial Gardens, Ft. Wayne. Al was a WWII Army Veteran.
KIEPTheodore05/27/186609/02/1896active (died)3/28/1917 03/29/1917 JG 8:4 Worked at # 6's from 1896 to 1898 as hoseman, at # 8's from 1899 to 1915 as hoseman. He was 47 years old in 1913. Theodore is the brother of William. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
KIEPWilliam00/00/1861 10/11/193675y10/13/1936 JG 8:7 Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. William is the brother of Theodore Kiep.
KILESAllison S. (Oley)10/1/19039/1/19263/1/1954 (Pension)4/2/199187y04/04/1991 JG 3C5427 years 6 months on fire dept. Allison is the father of Robert Allison Kiles. Buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park. He was a member of the 11-26 club.
KILESRobert Allison (Bob)3/5/19252/16/194710/5/1974 (Pension) 1927 years 7 months on fire dept. Robert is the son of Allison S. Kiles. WWII U.S. Navy Veteran. Member of the F.W.F.D. WW II Veterans Drill Team. Robert also had badge 21.
KILLIANWilliam 02/00/1873 Elected secretary of Rescue Fire Co. No. 6 on 01/02/1873. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
KIMSEYClinton F.00/00/1888 9/5/193648y09/06/1936 JG 10:2 Worked at # 2's as hoseman in 1920. Had 16 years fire dept. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
KINGJohn4/14/19197/16/19459/20/1965 (Disability)11/30/199475y12/02/1994 NS 8A Member of F.W.F.D. WW II Veterans Drill Team. WW II Veteran. Died in CA.
KINLEYJ. W. Secretary of Torrent Fire Co. on 02/26/1872.
KINTZJohn00/00/1849 5/6/193081y05/07/1930 JG 7:7 Assistant Engineer of Fire Department in 1872. Foreman of Rescue Engine and Hose Co. No. 6 in 1877-78, 1879-80. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
KINTZPeter Pipeman of Vigilant Engine Co. 04/03/1878.
KIRCHHOFHenry Member of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848.
KIRKENDALLEdwin L. Ladderman for Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 in 1890-91.
KISERAmbrose He was a charter member of the Alert Engine Company No. 1, organized on 08/10/1856.
KISERByron Alexander (Barney) 6/21/190858y3m27d06/22/1908 JG 5:2 He was a pipemen on the Mechanics Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 re-organized on 02/01/1870. He was burned very badly in the face at the Boltz Grocery fire on 06/07/1871 and was in very bad health till died. He was elected foreman of Mechanics' Engine Co. No. 1 on 08/08/1872 & 04/03/1873 and again in 1874. He was the son of Peter Kiser Sr. brother of Charles S., Ellis Willard, Peter Jr., Frank & Wayne Kiser. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
KISERCharles Sturgis 3/29/191570y6m23d03/30/1915 JG 12:3 Elected 2nd Assistant Foreman of the Alert Hook & Ladder Co. 08/10/1864. He was the son of Peter Kiser Sr. brother to Byron Alexander, Ellis Willard, Frank, Peter Jr., & Wayne Kiser. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
KISEREllis Willard Member of Torrent Engine Co. No. 3 on 12/07/1867. He was the son of Peter Kiser and the brother to Byron Alexander Kiser and Charles S. Kiser.
KISERFrank Elected Pipeman of Mechanics Co. 04/03/1873. 1st assistant foreman 06/04/1874. Frank is the son of Peter Kiser Sr., Brother to Bryon Alexander, Charles S., Peter Jr., & Wayne Kiser.
KISERG. S. On a committee for a parade on 09/20/1870
KISERPeter Jr. 05/22/186619y9m3d He was a member of the Torrent Engine and Hose Company No. 3 organized on 07/16/1860. Son of Peter Kiser Sr., brother to Bryon Alexander, Charles S., Ellis Willard, Peter Jr., Frank & Wayne Kiser.
KISERWayne (Gen.) Pipeman of Vigilant Engine Co. 04/03/1878. Wayne is the son of Peter Kiser Sr., brother to Bryon Alexander, Charles S., Peter Jr., Frank, & Ellis Willard Kiser.
KISSINGERBobby Joe5/13/19768/22/2003 645Bobby had his wife, Elizabeth Kissinger pin on his badge when sworn in.
KLAEHNDaniel James8/5/195910/9/1992 431
KLAUSMatthew Lee8/20/197712/15/2006 703
KLAUSINGEdmund A.6/7/19101/8/19443/6/1968 (Pension)3/24/200190y03/26/2001 NS 11A124Buried at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Member of the F.W.F.D. WW II Veterans Drill Team.
KLINEPeter 3rd pipeman Mechanics' Engine Co. 06/04/1874.
KLINEThomas Michael4/22/197912/10/2004 668
KLINGERCharles Worked at # 1's as driver in 1901, he was 28 years old.
KLINGERHenry Member of Mechanics Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 organized on 08/07/1856.
KLINGERJim Appointed as driver on fire department to replace Florence J. Boerger on 03/17/1885.
KLINGMANGeorge W. 9/1/191851y09/02/1918 JG 9:6 Worked at # 2's as driver from 1890 to 1894. Worked at # 3's from 1895 to 1897 as driver and hoseman. He was 31 years old in 1897. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. He is in a picture in 1889 at #2's.
KLOPFENSTEINHarry H.12/02/18963/27/19255/15/1950 (Pension)7/23/196983y07/24 1969 JG 2A:5 Buried in Leo Cemetery, Leo, IN.
KLOPSCHMatthew Walter11/22/19674/30/1999 536
KLUSSMANNHenry He was a member of the Torrents Engine and Hose Company No. 3 organized on 07/16/1860.
KLUTINGJacob Treasurer of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848. Member of Mechanics Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 organized on 08/07/1856.
KNIFFENIrvin George (Ike)7/21/19091/18/19442/5/1944 (Resigned)3/13/197363y03/15/1973 JG 2C2 His name is listed in a book kept by Edgar Fenton Jr. as L. Kniffin hired 1/14/1944 and quit in 1944. Died and buried in CA.
KNIPSTEINLester Fred (Nippy)12/1/19163/1/19463/5/1968 (Pension)12/27/199377y12/28/1993 NS 4A:3 22 years fire dept. WW II Veteran. Member of the F.W.F.D. WW II Veterans Drill Team. Buried in Concordia Cemetery.
KNOXO'Neil Arthur Jr.9/21/19393/3/1969active (Died)5/21/198646y05/22/1986 JG 2C:1173Buried in Highland Park Cemetery.
KOCHJohn M. 07/14/187845y07/15/1878 DS 4 John was a pallbearer for George J. Aveline on 11/30/1874. Member of Alert Hook & ladder Co. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
KOCHERDavid Worked at # 7's as driver in 1899 and 1900. He was 29 years old in 1900.
KOCKSAnthony B. (Tony)11/22/18901/11/19243/24/1963 (Pension)8/21/196675y08/22/1966 JG 2A:1 40 years fire dept. Buried in Catholic Cemetery. WWI Veteran.
KOCKSEdward Nicholas Sr.12/12/18961/1/19205/15/1950 (Pension)1/21/197477y01/22/1974 JG 2C:2 30 years fire dept. Hired for two platoon system. He became a member of the credit union on 12/22/1933. His full name was Edward F. Nicholas Sr. Buried in Catholic Cemetery. He is in a picture at #7's in 1920.
KOCKSJames Patrick12/4/19576/21/1985 342James is a brother to Matthew John Kocks and son-in-law to William Joseph White. He is a brother-in-law to Alan Joseph & Kathleen A. White. James was a original member of the F.W.F.D.- Local 124 Honor Color Guard formed about 1998.
KOCKSMatthew John3/13/19646/29/1990 407Matthew is a brother to James Patrick Kocks. Matt was a original member of the F.W.F.D. - Local 124 Honor Color Guard formed about 1998.
KOEBLECharles Henry (Chick)08/20/18999/1/19269/14/1964 (Pension)9/11/197071y09/12/1970 JG 2A:46135 years fire dept. He was placed on disability pension on 8/15/1942 and was
KOEGLEGeorge On 4th july committee 07/02/1867.
KOEHLGeorge J.2/14/19118/1/1944active (died)7/22/196251y07/24/1962 JG 2:2 Buried in Concordia Cemetery.
KOEHLERMelvin Carl Claude (Mel)1/6/19116/1/19426/3/1972 (Pension)9/23/197362y09/24/1973 JG 2C:25930 years fire dept. Melvin is a nephew by marrige of William Christ Figel and the father-in-law of Glen Robert Lantz. Buried in St. John Lutheran Cemetery.
KOEIRYJacob Member of Fire Co. No. 2 on 10/02/1848.
KOENESSteven Elle6/28/196410/9/1992 432
KOHLMANFred Worked at # 1's as truckman in 1903, was 31 years old. Never listed in city directory as fireman.
KOHRMANJames Patrick12/20/196710/9/1992 433James is the grandson of Joseph B. Kohrman and the nephew of Raymond Edmond Krider.
KOHRMANJoseph Bernard1/22/19032/1/19314/12/1959 (Pension)8/15/198582y08/16/1985 JG 3C6428 yrs. fire dept. Joseph is the grandfather of James Patrick Kohrman and the father-in-law of Raymond Edmond Krider. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
KOMARCKCharles Thomas2/27/19688/10/2001 592
KORNGlen Albert4/22/19198/7/19458/7/1977 (Pension)1/25/199070y01/28/1990 JG 10A2 32 years fire dept. WW II Veteran. Member of the F.W.F.D. WW II Veterans Drill Team. Buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
KORNJohn Member of Eagle Engine & Hose Co. 10/20/1871.
KORNTodd Andrew2/27/19656/9/1989 394
KRAUSEKenneth Norman1/1/19296/27/19566/22/1978 (Pension) 52
KRAUTERFred Clayton (Smoke)02/11/18995/2/19246/2/1963 (Pension)5/18/198687y05/20/1986 JG 2C81He became a credit union member on 12/22/1933. 39 yrs. fire dept. Buried in Prairie Grove Cemetery. Fred is a cousin to William Joseph White and Alan Joseph White.
KREAMELMEYERFred Ludwig Jr. (Red)2/18/19288/1/19517/31/1971 (Pension)7/22/198961y 5m 4d07/24/1989 JG 4A5120 years fire dept. Fred Jr. is the son of Fred Ludwig Kreamelmeyer Sr. and the son-in-law of Paul Carl Frank Fortmeyer. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. WW II Veteran.
KREAMELMEYERFred Ludwig Sr.07/21/18955/11/19235/16/1951 (Pension)9/6/199196y09/08/1991 JG 14A113328 years fire dept. Fred Sr. is the father of Fred Ludwig Kreamelmeyer Jr. WWI Veteran. Buried in Prairie Grove Cemetery.
KREBSRussell Edward (Crabgrass)1/4/19266/1/19523/4/1985 (Pension) 88Russell is the son-in-law of Walter J. Schweizer and the brother-in-law of John Allen Smith. Russell is a cousin by marriage to Derald Ray & Lance Alan Dafforn and Kurt Neal Salomon.
KREHSMichael Original member of the Protection Engine and Hose Co. No. 5 organized on 07/20/1859.
KREMERWilliam Elected Pipeman of Torrent Engine Co. No. 3 on 07/18/1868
KRESSLERJohn Michael 02/10/188133y 10d02/10/1881 DG 4:5 Member of Mechanics Co. was burned severely in the face at Boltz Grocery fire 06/07/1871. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
KRIDERRaymond Edmond (Skip)2/4/19303/1/19546/15/1995 (Pension) 183Raymond is the son-in-law of Joseph B. Kohrman and the uncle of James Patrick Kohrman and Nicholas Thomas Nicholoff.
KRINGArthur Ray (Art)10/01/18941/1/19201/1/1948 (Pension)8/27/197479y08/28/1974 JG 2C:311328 yrs. fire dept., 1st chief of fire prevention bureau in F.W.F.D., Hired for two platoon system. WW I Veteran. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
KRITZMANDarvin James (Yogi)7/23/192612/16/19513/23/1984 (Pension) 37Darvin is the father-in-law of Michael Leroy Hamlin. He is a nephew by marriage to Walter William Huntine, a cousin by marriage to Paul Edward Goodwin and Glendon L. Shoda. WWII U.S. Army Veteran.
KRONKWilliam Henry 4/1/193312/8/193755y 19d12/09/1937 JG 1:2 25 yrs. fire dept. Worked at # 3's as truckman from 1908 to 1915. He was 26 years old in 1908. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. He is in a picture at #3's in 1920 and a composite picture at #3's in 1909..
KROUSEArnold C. (Red)1/17/19079/18/19413/21/1967 (Pension)11/17/199386y11/18/1993 JG 3C:316825 years fire dept., Master mechanic in fire shop. WW II Army Veteran. Member of the F.W.F.D. WW II Veterans Drill Team. Buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
KRUCINAMichael Joseph10/21/197012/2/2005 690
KRUSEDavid Matthew6/16/19778/22/2003 646David had his wife, Lisa Kruse pin on his badge when sworn in.
KRUSEHoward H.07/13/18981/1/19204/7/19391/10/197374y01/11/1973 JG 2C:2 He is in a picture at # 3's in 1920. Joined local 124 union 2/19/1920. Last listing in city directory as fireman was 1938. Old roster in a scrap book says he was fired. Hired for two platoon system. Buried in Scipio Cemetery.
KUNTZJacob Second Assistant Chief Engineer on 09/20/1871.
KUNZEKenneth Alan7/16/19606/21/1985 333Ken was a original member of the F.W.F.D.- Local 124 Honor Color Guard formed about 1998.
LACEYWilliam H.10/06/18956/21/19215/1/194511/8/194752y11/09/1947 JG 12:1 24 yrs. fire dept. WW I Veteran. Buried in Catholic Cemetery. Signed the charter for the Fireman's Credit Union on 11/28/1933, was elected temporary secretary.
LACROIXCharles Treasurer of Torrent Fire Co. 09/06/1877.
LAHEYEric Thomas6/7/197010/11/1996 462Eric is the nephew of Howard William Esterline and a cousin to Howard James, Thomas David and Daniel Edwin Esterline and Donald Ross Cleveland.
LAIBLELeslie (Les)04/06/18896/16/19226/19/1924 (Resigned)2/21/195969y02/23/1959 JG 2:2 Worked at # 3's from 1923 to 1925. Buried in St. John Catholic Cemetery, New Haven, IN.
LAIERJoseph A. 1/1/19201/1/19434/13/195658y12m15d04/14/1956 JG 2:5 22 yrs. fire dept. This man is listed in Fire Dept. records and the city directory as JOE LAYER and as JOE LAIER. His obit is spelled LAIER. Name is Spelled
LAMASTERJoseph Kenneth (Red)12/18/18904/1/19166/1/194110/11/195463y10/12/1954 JG 2:5 The first listing in the city directory as fireman was 1915, 27 years fire dept. WW I Veteran. Buried in Catholic Cemetery. He is in a picture at #1's in 1920.
LAMBEric Mark3/4/198412/15/2006 704
LANCASTERCharles Edward11/11/19231/1/19533/4/1973 (Pension)9/21/200076y09/23/2000 JG 7A1 WW II Veteran. He died in North Carolina. Buried in Covington Memorial Gardens in Fort Wayne, IN.
LANDISNathan Randall1/14/198312/15/2006 705
LANEMax Leroy2/22/194210/19/196411/2/1980 (Disability) 147Max is the son-in-law of Earl Leeland Hart.
LANEThomas F. Thomas was a member of the original fire company in Fort Wayne. It was recorded in the Allen County Deed book on August 30, 1839.
LANGEd. Secretary of Hope Hose Co. No. 1 on 01/07/1869.
LANGGeorge Injured in a fire at Delphos, Ohio.
LANGASCarl William7/24/19161/16/19493/13/1969 (Pension)11/19/199680y11/20/1996 JG 3C:2 20 years fire dept. Committed suicide. Carl is the uncle to John Barry Langas II. WW II U.S. Marine Veteran. Member of the F.W.F.D. WW II Veterans Drill Team. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
LANGASJohn Barry II9/17/194911/27/197411/27/1994 (Pension) 264John is the nephew of Carl William Langas.
LANGMEYERWilliam Franklin (Doc)3/12/19288/21/19508/20/1971 (Pension) 24
LANTZGlen Robert (Pudge)10/20/193412/7/19597/1/1980 (Pension) 87Glen is the son-in-law of Melvin Carl Claude Koehler and a cousin of Jacques Owen Shipman and Thomas Keating Nix, the nephew by marriage to William Christ Figel. He also had badge numbers 69 & 114.
LAPPAlbert Lee (Al)11/30/193510/16/19613/19/1987 (Pension) Albert is a brother-in-law of Donald Arthur Specht, a cousin to John Lindsay Crawford.
LAUERMichael David2/29/19483/21/19718/3/1978 (Resigned)
LAUERPeter00/00/1864 00/00/19214/2/1926 04/03/1926 NS 21:7 24 yrs fire dept. Worked at # 6's from 1897 to 1908 as driver, At # 4's from 1910 to 1915 as captain. He was 32 years old in 1897. He is in a picture at #4's as captain in 1920. Buried in Catholic Cemetery. Peter is the father-in-law of Robert Joseph Miller Sr.
LAUFERTYIsaac08/02/1820 04/27/189170y8m25d04/28/1891 DG 4:4 He was a charter member of the Alert Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 on May 6, 1868. Member in 1879. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.
LAUGHLINMichael W.00/00/18761/1/1909 12/8/193357y12/08/1933 NS 1:4 2 yrs. trans to police, 1918 trans to F.D., died as Police Chief. Worked at # 3's from 1908 to 1911 as driver, he was 32 years old in 1908. Michael is in a composite picture at #3's in 1909. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
LAVANWAYSamuel
LAVANWAYSilas10/15/1860 2/9/192463y02/14/1924 JG 6:5 Died & buried in Davenport, IA. His name is not in the obit title. On 07/24/1884 he was appointed a minuteman. Listed as full paid fireman on 10/20/1886. Driver for Hose Co. No. 3 in 1887-88, 1889-90. He is in a photo of # 1's first full time crew in 1885.
LAWSONBrian Clay1/17/19697/28/1995 448
LAWSONMarvin Douglas9/19/194212/19/19757/1/2001 (Pension) 286
LAYNathan 7/28/19957/20/1995 (Terminated)
LEAKEYArden Milton (Monk)11/5/19108/13/194310/15/1972 (Pension)10/23/197867y10/25/1978 JG 7C:318129 years fire dept. Died in Mesa, AZ. Monk had badge number 174 in a photo in 1951.
LEERaymond S. (Hop)06/12/18937/28/1922Active (Died)12/2/194451y12/04/1944 JG 2:7 23 yrs. fire dept. Buried in Catholic Cemetery.
LEESThurman Eugene (Bud)5/26/19293/10/19526/1/1984 (Pension)8/17/200475y08/18/2004 JG 4C1190Worked Signal Dept. & as firefighter. 32 years. Thurman is the father-in-law of Jeffery Hoeppner. He is the son-in-law of Marion Allen Shroyer, brother-in-law to Thomas Allen Shroyer. Bud died at Parkview Hosp. and was buried at
LEEUWJoseph Bernard11/4/194811/27/197412/4/2000 (Pension) 265
LEGRAWEmil He was listed on a fire dept. committee for the funeral of George Thieme on 9/24/1884. Listed as a minuteman on fire department on 10/20/1886, paid $10 per month.

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