Source: YMCA Biographical Records, Kautz Family YMCA Archives, University of Minnesota.

From Pursuit of an "unparalleled opportunity": American YMCA and prisoner of war diplomacy among the Central Power nations during World War I, 1914-1923 by Kenneth Steuer

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  • Joseph J. Somerville (d. 1964) was an American YMCA secretary who volunteered for WPA service in Russia during the war; he transferred to Germany in 1920 and provided relief services to Russian POW's. Source: YMCA Biographical Records, Kautz Family YMCA Archives, University of Minnesota.