Post 106 Seymour, Wisconsin

Post 106

Seymour, Wisconsin

Post 106 Seymour, Wisconsin

About This Post

Post Namesake
Robert Gerhardt Krause Corporal WWI Army Died of wounds in the Argonne, France October 10, 1918 Kenneth Anthony Kraft U.S. Marines WWII Wounded in action January 1, 1944. Died of wounds suffered on Iwo Jima February 22, 1946
What Makes this Post Unique
Krause-Kraft Post 106 Seymour is the only Post in Seymour, WI the "Home of the Hamburger" Each year on Hamburger Days a huge parade led by Post 106 Color Guard commemorates the birthplace of the hamburger. The picture of the ... READ MORE

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HISTORY

1910

Organization Meeting & Early Post History

Oct 14, 1919
During the Fall of 1919, those returning from WWI met to set up a local Legion Post. Twelve men attended the first meeting and the national Organization called for sixteen to receive a charter. On October 14, 1919, eighteen men met and signed a charter. The eighteen were; W. L. Boyden, John Block, Edmund Weise, Otto W. Gross, Lyle Paulie, Rueben Mayer, E.C. Werbelowski, John Bunkleman, James Swan, Harvey Johnson, F.E. McDonough, Ralph Tubbs, E.F...
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Organization Meeting &  Early Post History
Post Namesake WWI Robert Gerhardt Krause

Post Namesake WWI Robert Gerhardt Krause

Oct 14, 1919

Born in the town of Seymour, Wisconsin on March 16, 1888. Robert Gerhardt Krause lived with his parents up to September 18, 1917, when he was called “To The Colors.” Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krause received the sad news Tuesday November 26, 1918 that their son Robert had died of wounds somewhere in the Argonne in France on October 10, 1918. He received his military training at Camp Grant Rockford, Illinois, Camp Greene, Charlotte, North..

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1920

Krause-Kraft Post 106 Boy Scout Troop 17, Chartered March 7, 1927 at Seymour, WI

Mar 7, 1927
Working together, the Boy Scouts of America and The American Legion have created a strong foundation of leadership, service, and community for America’s youth. At the February 23, 1925 Post meeting the first discussion of taking up a Boy Scout Troop was thoroughly discussed, however no action was taken. The first information on Post 106’s sponsoring a Boy Scout troop appears in 1927. At that time legionnaire Frank Tubbs was listed as a member of..
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Krause-Kraft Post 106 Boy Scout Troop 17, Chartered March 7, 1927 at Seymour, WI
For Over 90 Years A Partnership At The Outagamie County Fair

For Over 90 Years A Partnership At The Outagamie County Fair

Aug 21, 1927

Meeting records of Krause-Kraft Post 106 dating back to 1927 reveal the impact this 85 year partnership has had on the Post and the community that we serve. Meeting minutes show receipts for our food and beverage stand for August 21, 1927 of $128.00, August 22, $246.30, and August 23, 1927 $34.55 for a total of $409.35. Bills for ice cream, meat, bakery, lumber for the stand and a stove came to $286.35 yielding a..

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Post 106 Receives a Community Service Citation

Jul 26, 1928
Robert Krause Post 106 Commander Walter Laatsch received this citation for some of the Posts programs and service to the community. Because of its helping organize the Kiwanis Club the Kiwanis became a supporter of the Posts programs and special events. The Trade in Seymour Campaign had expenses of $1,152.13 and a profit of $250.57. The Christmas Program entertained 300 children from Seymour and surrounding area. The cost of equipment for Youth baseball was $20.40...
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Post 106 Receives a Community Service Citation
Robert Krause Post receives a membership award.

Robert Krause Post receives a membership award.

Jan 21, 1929
Commander John Bunkleman accepted a membership award signed by Department Commander Reginald F. Hoehle and National Commander Paul V. McNutt of Indiana. The award was for re-enrolling all 1928 members and achieving 100% membership prior to November 11, 1929. The 1929 membership was at 42 members up from 31 members the previous year. Membership continued to grow showing 53 members in 1929-30. The local school board requested that Robert Krause Post 106 find a new..
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1940

Delegates to Badger Boys State

Mar 17, 1941

On March 17, 1941 Forest Huth, Post Commander called upon E.T. Hawkins who spoke on having a boy attend Badger Boys State to be held on the Campus of Ripon College. Commander Huth then appointed a committee of E. T. Hawkins, Oral Berry, and Everette Mc Bain to raise funds to send a boy. On April 18, the committee reported that the Kiwanis Club would sponsor a boy and that the Odd Fellows would share..

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Delegates to Badger Boys State
Post Namesake WWII Kenneth A. Kraft

Post Namesake WWII Kenneth A. Kraft

Feb 22, 1945
Kenneth A. Kraft was born March 25, 1924 in Milan, Wisconsin. He was the son of Arbie and Anthony Kraft. Ken attended grade school in Neilsville and Miltown, Wisconsin and graduated from Seymour High School in 1942. Ken was employed at the Sturgeon Bay shipyards until his enlistment in the Marines in November 1942. His military training began at Camp Elliot and Camp Gillespie, San Diego, California. He graduated as a First Marine Paratrooper in..
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1960

Post Namesake Vietnam Tom Richard Mueller

Feb 1, 1969
Tom R. Mueller was born November 16, 1947, son of Elmer and Viola Mueller who farmed on County X in the Town of Cicero. He graduated from Seymour High School in 1965. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in November of 1967 attended boot camp and then returned home for a couple of weeks before boarding a plane at Austin Straubel Airport in Green Bay, Wisconsin. On April 23, 1968 Tom was off to..
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Post Namesake Vietnam Tom Richard Mueller
Post 106 Home

Post 106 Home

Feb 3, 1969
Looking back in our Post 106 history our membership had a number of meeting places with the first meetings being held at the Seymour City Hall in 1918-1919. Then the members rented the F. H. Dean Hall for $37.50 a year with no heat provided. The next meeting place was above the Seymour Tire & Vulcanizing Shop also on Main Street. The rental was $100.00 per year with a four year option from owner George..
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1970

American Legion Baseball returns to Seymour

Mar 1, 1970
Although Post 106 had American Legion Baseball back in the 1940,’s through the 1950’s and into the 1960’s there was a brief time when they didn’t field a team. Three individuals led by legionnaires Lloyd “Gabby” Kraft, and Russ Hanseter along with a member of the Seymour City Council, Al Doepker attended a league organization meeting at Post 38 in Appleton, WI. They were there to ask that Post 106 be allowed to participate in..
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American Legion Baseball returns to Seymour

1980

Krause-Kraft Post 106 Scholarship Program Established

Krause-Kraft Post 106 Scholarship Program Established

Mar 1, 1985

Krause-Kraft Post 106 of Seymour, WI first established its annual scholarship program open to graduating high school seniors of the Seymour Community School System 33 years ago..The number of scholarships has varied from four to thirteen awarded in any one year. The money for the scholarships comes from CD's invested specifically for scholarships. For the 2018 school year seven (7) scholarships of $500.00 each will be awarded. As of 2018 over 200 scholarships have been..

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Seymour & Appleton Cabin #19 becomes a reality at Camp American Legion.

Jun 10, 1988
Cabin #19 Appleton-Seymour Cabin At the January 1988 Mid-Winter conference in Hudson, WI Russ Hanseter representing Post 106 presented a proposal for the building of a new cabin at Camp American Legion. Russ proposed that the cost of building the cabin would be shared with Appleton Post 38. A blueprint for the cabin was drawn up by Don Hoff, who did the drawings for Seymour Lumber Company. Don was a WW2 veteran and a member..
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Seymour & Appleton Cabin #19 becomes a reality at Camp American Legion.

2000

Veteran's Memorial & Park becomes a reality.

Veteran's Memorial & Park becomes a reality.

Jan 2, 2001
Veterans Memorial & Park History In January of 2001, then Mayor Henry Burrows, a member of Post 106, introduced a City Council Resolution to designate a property downtown in Seymour for the purpose of erecting a Veterans Memorial. In 2003 then Mayor Harold Pingel introduced a Resolution to create an Ad Hoc Committee to design and submit a Veterans Memorial and Park site plan. The Committee was made up of; Don Reed, Russ Hanseter, Cliff..
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Post 106 Honor Guard- A Military Funeral

Dec 9, 2008
The Post 106 Honor Guard provides military funeral honors for veterans. A CD was produced in 2009 with pictures from the funeral of Frank Hanus a legionnaire from Navarino. Wisconsin. Its purpose was to explain to families of veterans what to expect at the funeral of a loved one. We are grateful to the family of Frank for allowing us to use the pictures to produce the PowerPoint for other families. It begins by telling..
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Post 106 Honor Guard- A Military Funeral

2010

25th Annual Burger Fest

25th Annual Burger Fest

Aug 10, 2013
Seymour, Wisconsin The Home of the Hamburger is an idyllic community of about 3,000 located in the heart of dairy country 15 miles west of Green Bay. For the past 25 years the community has celebrated Burger Fest. Burger Fest first started in 1989 to celebrate the birth of the burger in Seymour in 1885. On August 4, 2001 an 8,266 pound hamburger was cooked up on the mammoth "Charlie Grill." American Legion Post's 106..
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Display of Military items & collectibles

Nov 11, 2013
Veteran's Day was originally called Armistice Day. Each year the Seymour Middle School puts on a Veteran's Day Program to honor local veterans. This year the Seymour Community Museum in cooperation with Mitch Miller who has collected Vietnam War memorabilia since his brother sent some items home from Viet Nam in 1966. Their dad, Mack Miller, who was a member of Seymour Post 106 and a WW II veteran, displayed some of his military memorabilia..
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Display of Military items & collectibles
Another Successful Fund Raiser

Another Successful Fund Raiser

Apr 9, 2014
Each year for the past 12 years Post 106 has held a Spaghetti Dinner in the Spring and a Chili-Booyah event in the Fall. The money from these two events is used to field the Legion Baseball Team. A true community event. Parents of players work the tables, pour coffee serve milk, reset the tables, bake desserts, scrape plates and trays along with the ball players. Legionnaires prepare the "secret sauce" and spaghetti, prepare salads,..
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Post 106 Renovating Building Front

Aug 1, 2014
In August of 2014 Post 106 has begun to change the look of the front of our Post home. A committee was established to explore options with the intent to "improve" the front exterior look of our Post home. Pictures will be posted to show our progress. A tentative plan has been established by the committee. Several decisions still remain however preliminary improvements are underway. The shrubs have been removed and the volcanic rock removed..
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Post 106 Renovating Building Front
Regular Monthly Meeting and Elections April 27, 2015

Regular Monthly Meeting and Elections April 27, 2015

Apr 27, 2015

Forty seven members attended the monthly meeting and it was a busy night. Elections were held and the positions of Commander, 1st Vice-Commander, 2nd Vice-Commander and 3rd Vice-Commander were all filled. Installation of the new officers will take place at the June Meeting.A report was given by the Building Front Restoration Committee Chairman. The new sign was ready to be installed and the volunteers will do so on Wednesday. They will also remove the old..

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