Oliver B. Enselman was born on June 18, 1893 in Washington, Illinois. He was the son of Theodore Enselman and Alice Martha Betz Enselman. He was married to Genevieve Stratton and had 3 children. Oliver was one of the 138th Infantry Regiment (Company K) soldiers who survived in the battle for Vauquois, France liberation in September 1918. In July 1973, with his fellow survivors, they dedicated a plaque for their comrades who were killed in that battle which is located inside the town church of Vauquois. He died on March 5, 1990 at the age of 96 in Pontiac, Illinois and is now buried in the Glendale Cemetery, Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA.