Harry Henry Milton Eggers was born on August 22, 1913 in Dittmer, Missouri. He was the oldest child of three to parents John Henry Eggers and Sophia “Sophie” I. Faehnle. He was baptized on August 31, 1913 at St. Martin’s Church in Dittmer, MO.
In the 1920 census, Harry is living with his parents on the Faehnle family farm at 216 Dittmer Road in Jefferson County, along with his grandmother, mother of Sophie Faehnle, Caroline Kraemer Faehnle.
In 1930, Harry is listed as doing the occupation of farm hand on the family’s farm at the age of 16. The family is living at 137 Catawissa Rd in Meramec, Jefferson County, Missouri.
On June 24 1936, Harry married Ruby Helen Crew of Oklahoma in Hillsboro, Jefferson County, Missouri.
On October 7, 1941, Harry enlisted in the military during WWII. It is important to note that he enlisted two months to the day before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. At this point, the US involvement in the war was of an undeclared nature of support against Germany. They supported the British army against Germany with money, arms and oil. Not until after December 8, 1941 did the United States declare war on Japan and later on Germany and Italy.
As Ruby remarried in 1942, Harry and Ruby must have divorced prior to this time.
According the US Department of Federal Affairs, Harry was released from military duty on September 21, 1945.
Sometime after his divorce from Ruby, Harry married Pearl Clements. Together they had four children together, one dying in infancy.
Harry passed away on May 20, 1976 and is buried with Pearl at St. Martin’s United Church of Christ Cemetery in Dittmer, Missouri.