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Title: Herbert Kibler

Dates: ca. 1917-1940

Collection Number: MSS 11081

Quantity: 1.25 feet

Abstract: Papers consist of an identity card, certificate of honorable discharge, news clipping, and photographs. Kibler served in France as a First Lieutenant with Motor Supply Train 414 in World War I. He was involved in the Saint-Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives and the Battle of Chateau-Thierry.

Provenance: The papers were donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by T. J. (Jack) Kibler, Herbert's nephew, on February 14, 2011. The collection was processed, and the finding aid created by Emily E. Schultz in February 2011. The newspaper clipping was scanned and returned to the donor.

Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.

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Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.

Related Collections: MSS 20905 Roadhouse, John F. Letter, 1919, 1940. 1 item. The six page
letter is written to E. W. (Tone) Kibler from John (Jack) F. Roadhouse from Germany, and three photographs of John Roadhouse, Thompson Roadhouse, and E.W. and Herb Kibler. Cavalier, (N.D.); Pembina County--North Dakota.


Herbert Kibler was born May 2nd 1889 in Crediton, Ontario, Canada, to Leah and Christian Kibler. He had several siblings: Milton, Maud, Edward, Ernest, Della and Fredrick. Herbert was a bank cashier at the Merchants and Farmers Bank in Cavalier, ND, before registering for the Army in June 1917. He enrolled in the Officers Training Camp at Fort Snelling, MN on June 2, 1917. Herbert was called into active service as a Second Lieutenant, Quartermaster on August 15, 1917. He was then sent to Camp Dodge, IA and assigned to Office Workers Company Number 2, Quartermaster Corps to May 20, 1918, then to the 414th Military Supply Train. He was promoted to First Lieutenant June 2, 1918. Herbert served overseas in France from July 10, 1918 to July 5, 1919. He was involved in the Saint-Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives and the Battle of Chateau-Thierry. Kibler was discharged at Camp Upton, NY, on July 9, 1919 as a First Lieutenant. In 1930, he and his wife Catherine lived in Helena, MT. By 1940, he was the state adjutant of the American Legion in Helena. He was elected chair of the local selective service board for Lewis and Clark County. Catherine passed away in December 1978 in Montana.

Herbert Kibler Papers. MSS 11081. State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck, ND.


Box 1:
1 Identification badge, American Expeditionary Forces, ca. 1918
Certificate of honorary discharge, July 9, 1919
Photograph of Herbert in American Legion Uniform, ca. 1940
Scan of (news clipping) "then and now" of Herbert Kibler and his brother E. W.
Kibler with photos of them in France in WWI and in 1940, November 1940
1 (loose) Photograph album of Herbert Kibler with fellow soldiers, people and places in
World War I, ca. 1917-1919

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