George F. Jindra III

written by Ellen M. Rohr
with additional information from family members

George Francis Jindra III was the son of Georg Jindra and Maria Lenhardt. He was born on 6 Apr 1893 in the Town of Mishicot and died unexpectedly in North Dakota on 16 Dec 1970 at age 77.

George graduated from the Manitowoc County Normal School and taught at District 5 school in Maribel. In a pamphlet on the Manitowoc County School System 1913-1914 there is a listing for George Jindra, teacher at District 5 school in Maribel, Town of Cooperstown. His length of term was 9 months His annual salary was $540. His Grade Certificate was listed as T.S. (Training School). The School Census as of June 30, 1913 was 121 students. Enrollment last year was 56 Average attendance was 45.

George moved to Dickey North Dakota and taught school there for a few years.

He enlisted in the army. He was inducted at LaMoure county, North Dakota. He was sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa. He served in 163rd Depot Brigade, to April 20, 1918; Company M, 139th Infantry until his discharge. He was enlisted as a Private 1st Class, Oct. 22, 1918 and was promoted to Corporal, Nov. 12, 1918. He served overseas from May 3, 1918, to April 24, 1919 (during World War I). During his service in the Argonne Forest and other battles, he was wounded by shrapnel. He was discharged at Camp Dodge, Iowa, on May 2, 1919, as a Corporal. His engagements during WWI included: Offensive: Meuse-Argonne. Defensive Sectors: Gerardmer (Alsace); Grange-le-Comte (Lorraine)[1].

After his term of service he moved back to North Dakota. He married Lydia Ebert at Dickey, ND in 1921. Lydia was born on 22 Jul 1897 in North Dakota and died on 4 Sep 1999 in Dickey, ND at age 102. They had one son and two grandchildren.

By 1930 the family had moved back to Manitowoc County where George was an Insurance Agent. They lived in Two Rivers until 1945. The family then moved back to Dickey, ND.

George is buried in Mishicot Public Cemetery. Lydia’s name is on the stone however according to George’s goddaughter, she is buried in Dickey, ND.


[1] Roster of the Men and Women who served in the Army or Naval Service (including the Marine Corps) of the United States or its Allies from the State of North Dakota in the World War, 1917-1918 Volume 2 Flagg to Lark

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