Town historian donates WWI book to museum

Photo Courtesy of Joseph Fagan
Jonathan Casey, left, and Joseph Fagan

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Township historian Joseph Fagan recently donated a German Army WWI regimental history book to Jonathan Casey, director of archives at the National World War I Museum and Edward Jones Research Center in Kansas City, Mo. The book was published in 1920 in Stuttgart, Germany, following the war and came to West Orange in the 1930s with Joseph Sprossler. Before his daughter, Eleanor Sprossler, died in 2016, she asked Fagan to find the 96-year-old book a good home. It will now be part of a library dedicated to World War I research.