Indiana World War Records: Gold Star Honor Roll, A Record of Indiana Men
and Women who died in the service of the United States and the Allied Nations in the World War,
Dekalb County
Page 128

Name: Earl Monroe Mortorff
Rank: Private

Son of William and Mary Mortoff; born July 30, 1895, Steuben County, Ind. Family later moved to Ashley, Dekalb County. Moved to California, in 1916. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in December, 1917. Assigned to the 2nd Engineers Corps, and went overseas in February, 1918. Died from
wounds July 9, 1918, being the first Dekalb County man to die on foreign soil.