Morristown Branch Prisoner of War Camp
Morristown, Indiana

The Morristown Branch Prisoner of War Camp was established on 10 acres of farm ground, approximately 3/4 mile North of Morristown.  The purpose of the camp was to provide employment for the prisoners, who at this time were German.  It eliminated the nearly 60 mile drive to and from the Main Camp at Atterbury, each day.  The men were housed in tents.  In addition to the 10 acre sight, several men also lived in tents directly to the rear of the Morristown Canning Factory.  These tents were located near the white spot behind the factory, and next to the driveway.

 

 


German Prisoners of War at the Morristown Canning Company, Inc.


Note the Army Guard in center - Front row

 


The tall man, pointing to his chest is the artist whose work is shown below.

 

 

 


Water color painting by a German Prisoner of War


The back of the painting reads,
"As Present To
Mr. Lawrence Link
Painted by
Gergard Grunewald
SWS 14401
ADR. Hauteroda / Ihuringrd
Haueptstrasse, 160



The Artist, Gerhard Grunewald
PW Camp, Camp Atterbury, Indiana - Br. Cp. Morristown, Ind. Company # 27
Name Internment Serial Number Date of Birth Rank or Grade Regiment Battalion Company Date of Capture Division
GRUENEWALD, Gerhard 5WG-14401 8 Feb 23 Gefr ---- 8 Staffel 6 Geschw. 15 Mar 44 Air Force

All information and photos, above
Courtesy of Pam Pherigo

Other German Prisoners of War detailed to the Morristown Canning Company,
from official records of the Camp Atterbury Internment Camp Records

Brettle, Wendelin Schneider, Karl Goelles, Alois Jahn, Heinrich
Kaufmann, Friedrich Pickrun, Theodor Reith, Josef Rieden, Paul
Letzner, Kaspar Roemer, Leonard Meyer, Heinrich Krukow, Erwin
Lippmann, Kornelius Froehlich, Otto Lefering, Geert Steyrer, Rudolf
Paulussen, Willy Petersen, Karl Heinz Pfeiffer, Otto Pfeil, hans
Philippi, Michael Dolge, Guatav Echterbruck, Otto Fiedler, Hermann
Gorontzy, Walter Mast, Robert Mueller, Julius Kleimauer, Jan
Rinneberg, Werner Rudel, Max Schlater, Heinrich Goethe, Josef
Eirichm Oskar Lepthien, Otto Thiele, Otto Kastmer, Herbert
Mundt, Willy Reichardt, Horst Bauer, Erich Conrads, Gerhard
Strauss, Harri Kewitsch, Kurt Schlenter, Walter Kahl, Herbert
Kalmes, Adam Konrad, Jakob Schroeder, Paul Teuchert, Vinzenz
Luedke, Johannes Sauer, Walter Schmidt, Gustav Ulbricht, walter
Lueken, Hinrich Reim, Wilhelm Urbanski, Willi Schmidt, Walter
Stojar, Josef Franz Osterhus, Alfons Scheiablreiter, Leopold Trampler, Erich
Woerder, Emil Neugebauer, Alfons Pippan, Michael Achtner, Rudolf
Brenner, Josef Klumpp, Fritz Schorr, Rolf Schorr, Rolf
Schulz, Reinhold Wittmann, Richard Ruetz, Heinz Kalle, Josef
Vanscheidt, Erwin Zahn, Horst Wendt, Guenter Hiltrop, Franz
Meyer, Walter Baum, Rolf Bonsiepe, Heinz Hegen, Ernst
Kleist, Heinz Kunath, Herbert Linder, Michael Peters, Karl-Heinz
Staplemann, Klaus Tosch, Georg Lueth, Hans Sarter, Heinrich
Assenmacher, Otto Klein, Alois Molitor, Theo Liersch, Helmuth
Wolf, Karl Heinz Hoffmann, Gerhard Thieme, Walter Kroff, Wilhelm
Friedrich, Johann Messe, Oswin Schott, Wolfgang Uhe, Fritz
Vollrath, Horst Schulz, Fritz Hahn, Klaus Bochtler, Johan
Sparinga, Wilhelm Lauble, Johann Swoboda, Richard Watzak, Stanezlaus
Kanietzki, Guenter Philippi, Jakob Stark, Marian Steinmetz, Peter
Strzoda, Johannes Mueller, Hernert Reiss, Herbert Funkle, Hermann
Lehner, Josef Rost, Werner Weiss, Alois Wittig, Kurt
Woerhstein, Alfons Saenger, Gerhard Steeg, Michael Kanuder, Michael
Steinhuber, Bruno Straub, Edward Wolter, Paul Lotz, Karl
Kuschinski, Erich Grossmann, Gerhard Kritzinger, Franz Krombholz, Josef
Hein, Herbert Schindler, Lothard Kigner, Franz Gruellmayer, Otto
Kern, Max Loibnegfler, Franz Stendel, Gerhard Kittert, Heinz
Melzer, Rudolf Draeger, Franz Fiegert, Heinz Peter, Fritz
Vater, Manfred Geiger, Rudolf Heyden, karl Roessler, Wilhelm
Plaeschke, Walter Maier, Ludwig Peschka, Wilhelm Wolf, Otto
Hoffman, Willi Knorr, Herbert Schroeder, Peter Streicher, Walter
Schramm, Reinhard Wagner, Erwin Reimer, Werner Ammer, Karl
Antonin, Rene Englehardt, Hans Frey, Hugo Lehmann, Horst
Pirker, Josef Reinke, Reinhard Wittkowski, Erich Fahlmann, Herbert
Losing, Reinhold Reisswig, Heinrich Simon, Johann Wittmer, Johann
Maerkl, Michael Strung, Willi Leitgeb, Franz Bauer, Helmut
Kahrau, Heinz Sellhorn, Rolf Winkler, Fritz Maybaum, Heinz
Thomas, Erich Volz, Wilhelm Voss, Erich Wagner, Guenter
Willer, Ulrich Oppmann, Emil Gruenewald, Gerhard Harnisch, Alfons
Koewing, Walter Grundler, Rudolf Kaulfus, Ernst Keller, Friedrich
Porwich, Guenther Schneider, Helmut Bittlingmaier, Friedrich Faerber, Josef
Gansen, Hubert Glatz, Kurt Hartmann, Willi Heckert, Heinz
Hilbert, Paul Hupka, Gerhardt Jarick, Herbert John, Wilhelm
Kautzenbach, Rudolf Krug, Heinrich Lausch, Paul Lueck, Herbert
Maichl, Andress Matthies, Willi Meisberger, August Menze, Fritz
Nicke, Adolf Paul, Herold Petereit, Martin Petzold, Hartmand
Regensbrger, Jakobr Von Riesen, Helmut Rietmeyer, Willi Roessel, Wilhelm
Schaper, Goerg Schoenfelder, Walter Schmidt, Heinz Schoppet, Alois
Schuhknecht, Fritz Schulz, Heinz Seidle, Leonard Simon, Friedrich Wilh.
Spitzbart, Martin Strummer, Wilhelm Struck, Arno Turek, Franz
Walz, kKrl Weber, Wilhelm Werk, Albert Woelki, Josef
Woitschack, Hans Joa. Zaharanski, Erwin Zeitler, Rolf Zinnel, Heinz
Wagner, Oskar

Now lives in Albany, Indiana

     

 

ARMY REQUISITIONS
FOR CANNED
Peas, Corn and Tomatoes
Are Twice as Much as Last Year

Food stocks are lower than at any time in history.

If the war is to be won, our ARMY must be fed, and there must be enough over to feed the civilians at home.

The farmer's problem is tough and so is that of the food processor.  We both got the job done last year.  Pulling together, we will get it done again this year.

We still need 100 acres of PEAS and an almost unlimited amount of SWEET CORN and TOMATOES.

Prices to the grower are the highest ever paid.

Let's get this war over by providing the necessary food to enable your boy and my boy to finish the job.

Plant a few acres of canning crops to show that boy you are backing him, and whose sacrifice is still greater than anything we can do.

Come see us.  Write or phone and we will come see you.

MORRISTOWN CANNING CO., Inc.
Morristown, Indiana
Phone Morristown 16