Mr. Runyon to Mr. Olney.

No. 281.]

Sir: I have the honor to append hereto a memorandum report of certain military cases which have not yet been referred to in my correspondence with the State Department. Special reports have already been made in the cases of (1) Benjamin Millokowski, dispatch No. 190, January 15, 1895; (2) Henry Bermann, dispatch No. 196, January 24, 1895; (3) Karl Fred Seifried, dispatch No. 202, February 13, 1895; (4) Louis and Isaac Liebmann, dispatch No. 213, February 27, 1895; (5) Ferdinand Kehelsen, dispatch No. 233, March 29, 1895; (6) Fred William Wreden, dispatch No. 239, April 6, 1895; (7) Fred Sauer, dispatch No. 248, April 11, 1895; (8) August Jung, dispatch No. 178, December 20, 1894, and dispatch No. 247, April 11, 1895; (9) Florenz and Ludwig Schlewitzaur, dispatch No. 250, April 12, 1895; (10) John F. Wohlfort, [Page 525]dispatch No. 251, April 12, 1895; (11) Hermann Bischoff, dispatch No. 268, May 27, 1895; and the cases of George P. H. Diehrich, Louis Loos, Ferdinand and Fritz Kort, Paul Carl Barton, Andy Berthson, and Hermann Just are still pending.

I have, etc.,

Theodore Runyon
[Inclosure in No. 281.]


Carl Burgdorf was born at Echte, province Hanover, September 7, 1861, and emigrated to the United States in December, 1880, where he was naturalized as an American citizen March 13, 1888. He returned to Germany in June, 1894, on a visit to his aged parents, and in the following October was forced to pay a fine of 352.37 marks for failing to appear for military service when he reached the age of 20 years. Upon intervention made in his behalf, November 29, 1894 (F. O., No. 162), the fine and costs were remitted May 2, 1895.
Valentine Pfaff was born in the grand duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach June 24, 1864, and emigrated in October, 1883, to the United States, where he became naturalized as an American citizen October 24, 1892. After an absence of more than ten years he returned to Germany on a visit. On the 18th of January, 1895, he received an order from the State’s attorney at Eisenach, for the failure to perform military duty, to pay a fine within ten days, or in default thereof to undergo imprisonment for fifteen days. Upon intervention in his behalf, January 23, 1895 (F. O., No. 191), his American citizenship was recognized and March 18, 1895, proceedings against him stopped.
Henry Lenz was born at Brandscheid Regierungs Bezirt Trier, Prussia, June 22, 1865, and emigrated on April 12, 1881, to the United States, where he was naturalized April 27, 1894, and where he has since resided. It appears that pursuant to a judgment of the Royal Landgericht at Trier, dated December 30, 1885, an attachment to secure the payment of a fine of 300 marks on account of nonperformance of military duty was placed on certain property accruing to him. Intervention was made in his behalf August 8, 1894 (F. O., No. 120). The judgment was canceled and the attachment removed March 4, 1895.
John H. Löhman was born at New Rounebeck, Amt Blumenthal, January 6, 1869, and emigrated to the United States June 4, 1882, where he was naturalized as a citizen October 9, 1891. He returned to Germany on a visit July 24, 1894, and on August 6 was compelled to deposit at the court-house at Blumenthal $50 in United States money as security for the payment of a fine, which amounted to 200 marks, which had been imposed on him by the Landgericht September 4, 1890, for failure to perform military duty. Upon intervention made in his behalf August 18, 1894 (F. O., No. 124), the fine and costs were remitted April 21, 1895.