Birth 6 October 1875 in Hastings Dakota Co. Minnesota
Death 7 November 1918 in Chester, Liberty, Montana
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Spanish American War Veteran
A search of US military records for Storres brought up this application to the War Department for a gravestone. On first glance, I saw that Dennis Storres, my father’s great Uncle, died in 1918. I thought, “Oh, so he died in WWI.” A closer look shows that he was not a WWI vet but was a veteran of the Spanish American War. Dennis Storres was living in Montana at the time of his death. My father, Dennis Warren Angland, was named after him.
There is a book about the 15th Minnesota Infantry. Dennis Storres is listed as having been in a private in Company “E” at time of muster out at the end of the war. The book tells of a typhoid fever outbreak at camp in St. Paul and of a mutiny involving 50 or so men. The war ended before the 15th was called over seas. This is notable as there is a family story around a pocket watch with a dent in it that was to have shielded Dennis from a bullet. My brother Tom has that pocket watch. Dennis Storre’s gravestone has him as Col. Dennis Storres, Date of death, Nov. 7, 1916.
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