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Born Jan. 29, 1892 in Brooklyn (NY); brother of C.O. Clarence Jasmagy; registered for draft on June 5, 1917, as a C.O.; in 12/4/1917 letter to the Long Island draft board, stated that he refused to report for the draft because he was a C.O.; interviewed by Board of Inquiry in Jan.-Feb. ___ at Upton, Riley and Leavenworth; classed first by Board of Inquiry as 1A, later as 23; offered noncombatant service by military and by Board of Inquiry of Inquiry but did not accept; offered farm furlough, but did not accept; charged with disobedience of orders; sentenced to 25 years in prison, reduced to 3 years; imprisoned at Ft. Leavenworth on November 19, 1918 (or as late as Nov. 23rd), sent from Ft. Riley; refused to work at Ft. Leavenworth, according to Kreger letter; married Frieda [Dorothea Fredericka] Ledermann while in guardhouse at Ft. Riley (KS); reason for stance = Christian, non-sectarian; member of Socialist Party; address ca. 1918 = 3997 Jerome Avenue, Woodhaven, Long Island, New York; went to high school and took some extension courses at Columbia University; taught piano and organ; died on Nov. 10, 1974 in San Bernardino (CA).