Kenneth M. Rodenberger
Company A 22nd Infantry
Kenneth M. Rodenberger was born in Oroville, California in 1878.
He enlisted for a period of 3
years as a Private in Company A of the 22nd Infantry on July 4,
at Fort Harrison, Montana. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 8 ½ inches tall, had
dark brown hair, brown eyes and a dark complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Laborer.
He joined Company A on September 19, 1899 at Candaba, Island of Luzon, Philippines.
Private Kenneth M. Rodenberger
died from malaria on December 8, 1899.
(The Register of Enlistments recorded his cause of death as chronic dysentery.)
He is recorded in the Returns of
the 22nd Infantry for the month of December 1899
as having died on December 8, 1899 at Dagupan, Philippines of disease contracted in the line of duty.
In different accounts the date
of his death is reported as December 9, and his last name
is spelled as Rosenburger or Rodenbergher.
Below is the entry for his name
in a report of deaths from Company A 22nd Infantry,
from March 1899 to January 1901, as written on January 3, 1901, by 1st Lieutenant David P. Wheeler,
commanding officer of Company A:
Document courtesy of Matthew Westfall, author of The Devil's Causeway
Kenneth Rodenberger was buried
in the small military cemetery at Dagupan, on the island of Luzon
in Grave #2.
His remains were returned to San Francisco, California aboard the transport Sheridan on April 1, 1900 and he
was re-interred at San Francisco on May 25, 1900.
San Francisco National Cemetery
San Francisco County
Plot: Section ES Site 798
Grave marker for Kenneth M. Rodenberger
Photo by Richard Juhl from the Find A Grave website
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