Muster of Company E
Ordered into quarters, Camp McKinley, Des Moines
April 26, 1898
No. - 11
Name - Follrich, Ben. W.
Place of enlistment or residence - Hull, Sioux Co.
Nativity - Illinois.
Rank - Private.
Order into quarters - Apr. 26, 1898
Muster into U.S. service - May 25, 1898.
Left U.S. service -
When: Sept 11, 1898
Where: Des Moines
Cause: Died - Typhoid Fever
The Sioux County Herald [Iowa] September 14, 1898
Death of Private Ben Follrick
The following dispatches appeared in yesterday's Sioux City Journal:
Des Moines, Io., Sept. 12. - Special: Private Ben Follrick, of company E, Hull, died in the Red Cross hospital this morning of typhoid pneumonia. Only one dangerous case remains in the hospital here, that of George Mahoney, of Corwith, who it is not expected will get well. Henry Hurlbut, of company H, Sioux City, who was in a critical state Sunday, has pulled through, and today was pronounced practically out of danger by the attending physicians; Hurlbut, Roy McNish and Wm. Patch are the only Sioux City men now in Red Cross.
MOURNING IN HULL.
Hull, Io., Sept. 12. - Special: In the midst of the rejoicing at the return of Company E the sad news came this morning of the death of Ben Follrick at the Red Cross hospital, Des Moines. This is the first death in the company. The remains are expected to arrive tonight in charge of the deceased soldier's father, who hastened to the bedside of his sick boy as soon as he heard of his illness.
The Sioux County Herald [Iowa]
September 21, 1898
Funeral of Ben Follrich
The funeral of Ben Follrich of Company E, Fifty-second Iowa, was held in the company armory at Hull Thursday afternoon. It was the most largely attended of any ever held in the county. About sixty members of the company were present and gave their comrade a soldiers' burial.