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updated 12/13/2019


Elkport, Communia, Garber & Littleport
Camps, Lodges, social societies & organizations


Unless otherwise credited the following items were contributed by Reid R. Johnson for Clayton co. IAGenWeb

1878

Ancient Order of United Workmen - A.O.U.W.
Monday eve A.O.U.W. installed:
P.M.W. - George Barrott
G.F. - S. J. Soyster
Rec. - J. W. Stahl
R. - C. Roeder
I.W. - Jas. Gear
M.W. - Martin Garber
O. - O. D. Taft
F. - A. J. Galer
G. - E. J. Jerome
O.W. - J. R. Beddow
~Elkader Register, Thur., 24 Jan. 1878. Elkport Notes column
Ancient Order of United Workmen - A.O.U.W.
A.O.U.W. of this place elected officers for ensuing term this evening. Officers elect are:
P.M.W. - Martin Garber
M.W. - O. D. Taft
G.F. - W. G. Every
O. - G. Barratt
R. - C. Roeder
F. - A. J. Galer
Rec. - J. E. Jerome
G. - M. H. Galer
J.W. - B. C. Sooy
O.W. C. D. Miller
T. - M. L. Beddow
~Elkader Register, Thur., 27 June 1878. Elkport Local Items column.

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1881

I.O.O.F.
The following list of officers of Elk Lodge, I.O.O.F., were installed by D.D.G.M. Schroeder, Saturday evening: 
N.G. - Mike Romig
Warden - James F. Gear
V. G. - J. W. Sahl
Con. - C. Soll
Rec. Sec. - Charles Laxson
O.G. - Henry Hoehen / Boehen
Per. Sec. - H. P. Taft
I.G. - F. T. Pilkington
Treas. - Geo. Kriebs
R.S.S. - James Flemming
R.S. to N.G. - Ed. Jennings
L.S.S. - J. W. Mulvaney
L.S. to N.G. - Geo. Parrett
R.S. to V. G. - John McAndrew
L.S. to V.G. - J. A. Thayer
Elkader Register
, Thur., 27 Jan. 1881 (Elkport locals column)

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1882

I.O.O.F.
The following officers were installed in Elk Lodge, No. 345, I.O.O.F., last Saturday evening by Marvin Cook, D.D.G.M.:
N.G. - George Kriebs
V.G. - C. M. Laxson
Treas. - Chas. Soll
Sec. - F. T. Pilkington
R.S. to N.G - J. E. Corlett
L.S. to N.G. - W. J. Mulvaney
R.S. to V.G. - Ed. Jennings
L.S. to V.G. - David Laxson
W. - James F. Gear
C. - W. G. Woodall
L.S.S. - Peter Flaherty
R.S.S. - Fred Krieg
I.G. - Charles Johnson
O.G. - A. C. Walters
Elkader Register
, Fri., 14 July 1882. (Elkport Locals column)

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1883

I.O.O.F
The following are the officers elect of Elk lodge, No. 345, I.O.O.F.:
N.G. - Ed. Jennings
V.G. - J. E. Corlett
Rec. Sect. - Dave Laxson
Per. Sect. - Henry Taft
Treas. - Chris. Oehrle
The appointive officers have not yet been installed.
~Elkader Register, Fri., Jan. 12, 1883. (Elkport Locals column)

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1890

I.O.O.F.
At the election of officers of Elk Lodge No. 345, I.O.O.F., Saturday evening, the following officers were elected to serve the ensuing term:
W. W. Franks, N.G.
B. Hegeman, V.G.
M. M. Webb, Sec.
Geo. Kriebs, Per. Sec.
Chas. Soll, Treas.

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1902

Modern Woodmen of America
Littleport Camp No. 1723 M.W.A., at their meeting elected the following officers for the ensuing year:
V.C. - H. L. Gifford
W.A. - John Rohn
Banker - J. J. Brich
Clerk - F. T. Pilkington
Escort - Geo. Olinger
Watchman - Warren Hughes
Sentry - Fred Scheer
Manager - E. Enderes
~Elkader Register, Thur., Dec. 12, 1901
I.O.O.F.
Jos. Morris Lodge, No. 345, I.O.O.F. elected the following officers to serve for the ensuing term:
N.G. - H. H. Hanneman
V. G. - Chas. Leighty
Sec. - Geo. Kriebs
Treas. - Peter Dietrich
~Elkader Register, Thur., 19 Dec. 1901. Elkport And Vicinity column

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1903

East Elkport Young Men's Club
There was a good attendance at the Young Men's Club meeting at the City Hall Tuesday evening. The following officers were elected:
Thos. Flaherty, President
Henry C. Schnepf, Vice President
Wm. Woodruff, Sec
Chas. Zapf, Treas
Another meeting was held Tuesday night.
~Elkader Argus, Wed., March 18, 1903

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1904

Young Men's Club
The Y.M.C. held its semi-annual election last Tuesday night and the following officers were elected for the ensuing term: Pres.- Henry C. Schnepf.
V. Pres.- Wm. Rutledge
Sec.- Carson Palmer
Treas.- John H. Strube
The secretary's report for 1903 will be read at the next meeting, Jan. 5th, 1904. The newly elected officers will also be installed. The officers were all re-elected but the secretary.
~Elkader Register, Thurs, December 13, 1903 (East Elkport column)

I.O.O.F.
The following officers were elected for the ensuing year for Jos. Morris Lodge I.O.O.F.
N.G.- W. F. Schmidt
V.G.- Asa G. Kriebs
Sec.- Geo. Kriebs
Treas.- J. C. Beck
~Elkader Register, Thur., December 17, 1903 (Elkport and Vicinity column)

Daughter's of Rebekah

The following officers were elected to serve as officers for Elk Valley lodge No. 500.
Noble Grand- Bertha Strube
Vice Grand- Merinda Purman
Sec.- Ina Purman
Treas.- Anna Beck
~Elkader Register, Thur., December 24, 1903 (Elkport and Vicinity column)
~Note: The Rebekah's were originally the female auxillary of the I.O.O.F. but later began allowing men to join the fraternity.
C.C.C.
The lodge officers for the C.C.C. elected for the ensuing year are as follows.
Pres.- Mrs. L. Liddy
V. Pres.- Mrs. M. Wiley
Clerk- H. L. Gifford
Treas.- E. Enderes
Prelate- Mrs. John Osborne
Overseer- F. J. Liddy
I.G.- Louis Beckman
O.G.- Wm. Peick
~Elkader Register, Thur., Dec. 24, 1903. (Littleport column) [note: anyone knowing which organization this is, please contact the site coordinator]

Modern Woodmen of America
The lodge officers for the M.W.A. elected for the ensuing year are as follows:
V.C.- Wm. Reimer.
W.A.- Chas. Reick.
Banker- E. Enderes.
Clerk- F. T. Pilkington.
Escort- Geo. Olinger.
Watchman- Warren Hughes.
Sentry- Wm. Peick.
Physician- Dr. G. W. Barber.
Manager- Thos. Madden, Jr.
~Elkader Register, Thur., Dec. 24, 1903. (Littleport column)

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1906

Young Men's Club
At their meeting Tuesday evening the "Young Men's Club" elected officers for the ensuing term as follows:
Pres. - J. H. Strube
Vice Pres. - Chas. Kreig, Jr.
Sec. - E. C. Strube
Treas. - W. L. Rutledge
Board of Trustees- Henry Waterman, H. C. Schnepf and Garfield Thein
The club is in a very prosperous condition and now have 168 volumes in their new library. They should be given every encouragement.
~Elkader Register, Thursday, January 11,1906. Elkport and Vicinity column
M.B.A., Littleport
The M.B.A. lodge held their meeting and installation of officers last Thursday evening. The following officers were installed:
Pres. - F. C. H. Reimer
Vice Pres. - Fred Gossman
Sec. and Treas. - Mrs. J. J. Liddy
Conductor - Geo. Meyer
Chaplain - Mrs. A. J. Nading.
Watchman - Wm. Reick
Cent. - Aug. Bendschneider
Physician - Dr. Donaldson
If officers have anything to do with a camp, surely this camp has a good foundation. Brothers F. Sheer, Max Meyer, Henry Jungblut, Sr., and Henry Jungblut, Jr., of Elkader, were visitors during the installation.
~Elkader Register, Thursday, January 18, 1906. Littleport column

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1907

M.B.A., Elkport
The Modern Brotherhood lodge last week elected the following officers:
Pres. - Dr. F. J. Kriebs
Vice Pres. - Mrs. M. M. Hanneman
Secretary - Chas. J. Kitcher
Treasurer - Asa G. Kriebs
Chaplain - Mrs. L. Krieg
Conductor - Jacob Schweikert
Watchman - Mrs. M. Schuepf
Sentry - Mrs. Anna Beck
Examining Physician - Dr. Kriebs
~Elkader Register, Thur., December 20, 1906. Elkport and Vicinity column

Modern Woodmen of America, Elkport
The Elkport Camp M.W.A. held a meeting Thursday evening and elected the following officers:
V.C. - George J. Roeder
Advisor - Henry Schnack
Clerk - Dr. F. J. Kriebs
Banker - Conrad Schnepf
Escort - D. C. Beck
Watchman - R. C. Strube
Sentry - Jacob Rentschler
Manager - George Kriebs
~Elkader Register, Thur., December 20, 1906. Elkport and Vicinity column

Frauen Verein, Elkport
The Frauen Verein held their annual election and meeting at the Lutheran church last Sunday and elected the following officers for the year:
Pres. - Mrs. D. C. Beck
Sec. - Mrs. H. F. Mueller
Treas. - Mrs. Chas. Brandtman
They will meet hereafter at the church the first Sunday of every month.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 10 Jan. 1907. Elkport and Vicinity column
M.B.A., Littleport
The M.B.A. lodge elected the following officers for the ensuing year:
Pres. - F. C. Reimer
Vice Pres. - H. F. Becker
Sec. & Treas. - Mrs. J. J. Liddy
Chap. - Mrs. A. J. Nading
Watch - W. Reick
Sent. - Aug. Benschneider
Physician - E. S. Donaldson
Manager - H. L. Gifford
The above officers are all No. 1 and ought to show some stir in the M.B.A. lodge.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 03 Jan. 1907. Littleport column.

Modern Woodmen, Littleport
The M.W.A. lodge No. 1723, elected the following officers for 1907:
V.C. - C. C. Pust
W.A. - P. A. Phelan
Bank - E. Enderes
Cork - J. J. Brich
Escort - B. Hughes
Watch - C. Reichart
Sentinel - W. Behrens
Manager - W. E. Meyer
Physician - E. S. Donaldson
Auditor - W. Reichart
C.F. - L. J. Ortman
The above are all good officers and ought to be the means of strengthening the lodge. They will have another drawing contest the last Saturday in January.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 03 Jan. 1907. Littleport column

Royal Neighbors, Littleport
The Royal Neighbor camp had a very large crowd at their last meeting Tuesday evening. They elected the following officers for the ensuing year:
Oracle - Mae Liddy
Vice Oracle - Mrs. Frank Christ
Recorder - Mrs. J. J. Brich
Chancellor - Mrs. J. J. Liddy
Receiver - Mrs. E. L. Gifford
Marshal - Mrs. D. W. Whi__le
Inner Sentinel - Mrs. G. Olinger
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. W. Scovel
Manager - Mrs. W. E. Meyer
Physician - W. S. Donaldson
~Elkader Register, Thur., 10 Jan. 1907. Littleport column

1908

I.O.O.F. - Garber
At the I.O.O.F. lodge last Saturday night the following officers were elected for the ensuing term:
N.G. - Henry C. Schnepf
V.G. - Wm. L. Rutledge
Sec. - Geo. Kriebs
Treas. - Ed Jennings
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 19 Dec 1907. Garber column

Young Man's Club - Garber
At the meeting of the Young Man's Club the following named persons were elected officers for the ensuing term:
Pres. - E. Strube
Vice Pres. - Thos. E. Flaherty
Sec. - Henry C. Schnepf
Treas. - Wm. L. Rutledge
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 23 Jan. 1908. Garber column
Commercial Club - Elkport
The Elkport Commercial Club has now been permanently organized with the following officers:
President - M. Costigan
Vice Pres. - Herman Mueller
Secretary - Ed Beck
Treasurer - A. C. Reuschel
Directors - M. Costigan, Ed Beck, Geo. Kriebs, Chas. Kircher, H. F. Mueller
The club will meet monthly.
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 28 Nov. 1907. Elkport and Vicinity column

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1909

Royal Neighbors of America - Littleport
At the recent meeting of the Royal Neighbors the following parties were elected to fill the offices during the coming year:
Oracle - Mrs. W. C. Towle
Vice Oracle - Mrs. F. Christ
Recorder - Mrs. J. J. Brich
Receiver - Miss Mame Liddy
Marshall - Mrs. Julia Nading
Chancellor - Miss Selma Piehl
Inner Sentinel - Mrs. Geo. Olinger
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. Hy. Ortman
Manager - J. J. Brich
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 10 Dec. 1908. Littleport column

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1911

Elkport Opera House Co.
The Stockholders of the Elkport Opera House Co., held their annual meeting, Monday evening, and after going over the business done the past year and paying up all claims, they declared a dividend of 4 %, after which the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
President - Chas. Brandtman
Vice Pres. - Albert Zapf
Treasurer - H. F. Mueller
Clerk and Manager - Geo. Kriebs
Directors -- M. Costigan, Louis Benschneider, A. J. Schenker, John Ortman, A. C. Reuschel
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 19 Jan. 1911. Elkport and Vicinity column

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1912

Modern Woodmen of America, Elkport
At the annual meeting of the Woodmen, Thursday evening, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
V.C. - F. J. Kriebs
W.A. - M. Costigan
Banker - H. Hafner
Clerk - A. C. Reuschel
Physician - Dr. F. J. Kriebs
Escort - F. Dennis
Watchman - H. G. Kuehl
Sentry - W. J. Boehm
Mgr., 3 years - Wm. Koehn
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 21 Dec. 1911. Elkport and Vicinity column
Royal Neighbors of America, Littleport
At a meeting of the Royal Neighbors Tuesday evening the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Oracle - Martha Towle
Vice Oracle - Laura Reichart
Chancellor - Ella Becker
Recorder - Minnie Brich
Receiver - Mamie Liddy
Marshall - Ilda Gifford
Inner Sentinel - Sophia Ortman
Outer Sentinel - Mary Piehl
Manager - J. J. Brich
Physicians - Drs. Kriebs and Hesner
Musicians - Grace Reichart
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 14 Dec. 1911. Littleport column

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1913

Gleaners, Garber
The Ancient Order of Gleaners met at the Y.M.C. building, Monday evening, and elected the following named members as officers of the arbor for the ensuing year:
Chief Gleaner - Jeff Harbaugh
Chaplain - G. H. Barrett
Sec. - Treas. - Ed Miller
Conductor - Henry C. Schnepf
Conductress - Mrs. W. L. Rutledge
Inside Guard - Japan Hansel
Outside Guard - P. B. Purman, Jr.
Lecturer - W. L. Rutledge
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 2 Jan. 1913. Garber column
 

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1914

Modern Woodmen, Elkport
Elkport Camp No. 1739 Modern Woodmen of America elected the following officers at their meeting on Thursday night:
V.C. - F. J. Kriebs
W.A. - M. Costigan
Banker - Henry Hafner
Clerk - A. C. Reuschel
Escort - H. J. Hanaman
Watchman - Frank Dennis
Sentry - Fred Horstman
Physician - F. J. Kriebs
Manager for three years - Henry Schnack
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 18 Dec. 1913. Elkport and Vicinity column

Modern Woodmen, Littleport
The following officers were elected by the M.W.A. at their regular meeting held Saturday night:
V.C. - W. J. Brich
W.A. - G. C. Ruegnitz, Jr.
Clerk - J. J. Brich
Banker - E. Enderes
Escort - J. C. Miller
Watchman - Ed Meese
Manager - H. Pust
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 18 Dec. 1913. Littleport column.
Royal Neighbors of America, Littleport
At their meeting held Tuesday the R.N.A. elected the following officers for the coming year:
Oracle - Mrs. W. C. Towle
Vice-Oracle - Mrs. W. Reichart
Recorder - Mrs. J. J. Brich
Receiver - Miss Anna Meyer
Marshall - Mrs. E. L. Gifford
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. Chas. Reichart
Inner Sentinel - Mr. George Olinger
Manager - Mrs. J. J. Liddy
Organist - Grace Reichart
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 18 Dec. 1913. Littleport column

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1916

Opera House Stockholders, Elkport
The stockholders of the Elkport Opera House met Monday evening at the Opera House for the usual meeting and elected the following officers:
President - Chas. Brandtman
Vice Pres. - Frank Dennis
Treasurer - H. F. Mueller
Sec. and Manager - Geo. Kriebs
Directors - Albert Zapf, A. C. Reuschel, Geo. L. Gifford, Sig Soll, Asa Kriebs
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 13 Jan. 1916
Communia Farmers' Telephone Co., Communia
At a meeting of the Communia Farmers Telephone Company held last Monday at the Communia Turner Hall, the following officers and directors were elected:
President - J. J. Kuehl
Vice President - Mart Stence
Secretary - Geo. Feller
Treasurer - Wm. Muench
Directors - L. Lembke, Henry Cords, John Stallbaum, Wm. G. Bente, John Olinger, Adolph Possehl, L. Sherman
The affairs of the company are in a flourishing condition and the earnings are being put into improvements and extensions, thus continually giving better services.
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 13 Jan. 1916. Local News column.

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1917

M.B.A., Elkport
The Modern Brotherhood lodge met Tuesday evening and elected the following officers for the new year:
President - H. Musfeld
Vice-President - Wm. Hinrichs
Secretary - A. C. Reuschel
Treasurer - Wm. Seippel
Chaplain - Mrs. H. Musfeld
Watchman - Mrs. M. J. Strube
Sentry - Wm. Costigan
Conductor - H. G. Kuehl
Local Examiners - F. J. Kriebs, G. M. Thein
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 21 Dec. 1916. Elkport Personals column
M.W.A., Elkport
The Modern Woodman lodge met Thursday evening and elected the following for 1917:
V.C. - Frank D_nnis
W.A. - Henry Beeh
Banker - Henry Hafner
Clerk - A. C. Reuschel
Escort - Henry Hoffman
Watchman - R. C. Strube
Sentry - Fred Horstmann
Manager for three years - Henry Schnake
Camp Physician - F. J. Kriebs
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 21 Dec. 1916. Elkport Personals column.

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1919

Elkport Frauen Verein
The Frauen Verein was entertained by Mrs. Henry Becker, this being the annual meeting the following officers were elected:
President - Mrs. C. D. Bock
Vice President - Mrs. H. F. Mueller
Secy. - Mrs. Chas. Brantman
Asst. Secy. - Mrs. Aug. Lundt
Treasurer - Mrs. A. C. Reuschel
Asst. Treas. - Mrs. Ed Lund
The meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Wm. Kuaspe on Wednesday, Feb. 20.
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 16 Jan. 1919. Elkport Personals column.
Opera House Company
The Elkport Opera House Co. held their annual meeting at the Opera House Thursday evening and elected the following officers for the coming year: President - Geo. Kriebs
Vice President - Wm. Costigan
Treasurer - H. F. Mueller
Secy and Manager - A. C. Reuschel
Directors - Albert Zapf, Geo. L. Gifford, A. W. Hohman, Chas. Brandtman, Fred Horstman
Owing to war and flu conditions the house was closed most of the year, but with the present outlook arrangements are now under way to again have dances and shows booked for the coming season.
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 23 Jan. 1919. Elkport column.

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1920

Elkport Modern Woodmen of America
The M.W.A. lodge elected the following officers for the new year:
V.C. - Henry Beeh
Banker - Geo. Kriebs
Escort - Wm. Meyer
Secretary - Henry Hoffman
Local Examiner - Dr. J. F. Kriebs
W.A. - Fred Hos_stman
Clerk - A. C. Reuschel
Watchman - R. C. Strubs
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 25 Dec. 1919. Elkport column
Elkport Modern Brotherhood
The Modern Brotherhood Lodge has elected the following officers for the new year:
President - Wm. Hinricks
Vice President - H. H. Musfelt
Treasurer - Wm. Seippel
Secretary - Emelin Reuschel
Chaplain - Lizzie Musfelt
Watchman - Anna Horstman
Sentry - Wm. Costigan
Conductor - F. Horstman
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 25 Dec. 1919. Elkport column

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1921

Opera House Company
The Elkport Opera House Company held their annual meeting at the Opera House Monday and elected the following officers:
President - Chas Brandtman
Vice-President - Albert Zapf
Treasurer - Geo. Kriebs
Manager of Dances and Shows - Geo. Downey
Managers of Picture Shows - Elmer Hughes, H. Beeh
Board of Directors - Alto Behrns, Robert Hafner, A. C. Reuschel, A. W. Reuschel, A. W. Hohman, Asa G. Kriebs
~Elkader Register, Thur., 13 Jan. 1921. Elkport column

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1925

Royal Neighbors - Littleport
The Royal Neighbors at their regular meeting Dec. 9th elected the following officers:
Oracle - Martha Towle
Vice Oracle - Martha Behrens
Chancellor - Katie Dinan
Recorder - Minnie Brich
Receiver - Rosa Bachelder
Marshall - Anna Reichert
Inner Sentinel - Lenora Beckman
Outer Sentinel - Julia Meyer
Manager - Minnie Winch (Three-Year term)
Physicians - Drs. Brown and McGrath
Organist - Ella Becker
~Elkader Register, Thur., 11 Dec. 1924

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1926

Communia Farmers' Mutual Fire and Lightning Association
The annual meeting of the members of the Communia Farmers' Mutual Fire and Lightning association was held at Elkader, Monday, June 14th, for the purpose of electing three directors and for the transaction of other business. The following directors were elected:
H. H. Diers, St. Olaf
P. M. Connelly, Cox Creek
Charles Peick, Elkader

The directors elected the following officers:
President - H. H. Diers, St. Olaf
Vice President - Ed Meder, Elkader
Secretary - J. F. Becker, Elkader
Treasurer - Henry Wistrick, Elkader

The company has about $4,000,000 insurance in force.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 17 June 1926

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1927

Modern Woodmen of America, Elkport
The following officers were elected for M.W.A. Camp No. 1738 for the coming year:
V.C. - F. J. Kriebs
Adv. - John Schnack
Clerk - H. F. Beeh
Banker - George Kriebs
Trustee - John Peuker
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 16 Dec. 1926

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