BiographyKaufman, Lorenz Ursos Carlos b. May 15, 1908, Oconto Falls, Wisconsin; Debs Column Volunteer; 4.5 years prior military service in the US Navy, was WIA in Nicaragua; Received Passport# 24399, San Francisco series, on January 29, 1937 which listed his address as San Francisco, California; Sailed to Europe aboard the President Roosevelt (likely on the February 17, 1937 sailing); Arrived in Paris with Hans Amlie, Richard Welch, and Herman Bottcher as a volunteer for the Debs Column; Returned to the US when he found out that there were no arrangements for the men to get to Spain; Returned to the US as a workaway crewman on March 14, 1937 aboard the President Roosevelt; Lived in Seattle, WA, married in 1958 to Agnes Evon a 21-year old from Alaska; Worked in Alaska as a teacher in Indian Schools before working for the government; d. September 4, 1971, Juneau, Alaska, died in the crash of an Alaskan Airlines flight.
Source: Scope of Soviet Activity; USSDA 8952.2221 6429; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Lorenz Kaufman and the Eugene Victor Debs Column, By Chris Brooks, The Volunteer Blog, posted February 14, 2017.
Photographs: Lorenz Kaufman in 1971, and undated with children, Family photographs.