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Garnavillo Horse Thief Detective Association
The horse thieves must look sharp ! At a regular meeting of the Garnavillo Horse Thief Detective Association, held June 10th, 1878, the following officers were elected:
President - J. H. Bierbaum
Vice President - Wm. Schoulte
Secretary - Helmuth Brandt
Treasurer - Henry Schumacher
Capt. - J. C. Stickfort
Lieut. - E. Wallerer
Riders - H. Hill, G. B. Koster, Jas. Uriell, H. Schafer, Wm. Schoulte, D. Benjegerder, Alvin Tarrey, Louis Mueller, Wm. Moellering, H. Rater
~Elkader Register, Thur., 20 June 1878
The Garnavillo Horse Thief Detective Association held its meeting at the Turner hall on Monday, May 22nd, and elected the following officers for the ensuing year:
President - Henry Schlacke
Vice president - Ben Johnson
Secretary - Helmuth Brandt
Treasurer - Henry Dettmer
Captain - C.G. Stickfort
Lieutenant - C.W. Schumacher
Riders, as follows: Julius Pufahl, H.W. Fritz, E.W. Kregel, Wm. Beck, W.A. Tangemann, J.F. Schumacher, F. Wilker, Hy. Schumacher, Hy. Mueller and Chas. Schulte.
A very enthusiastic meeting was held, over fifty members were present.
~Elkader Register, Thurs. 25 May 1899 (Garnavillo Department)
Hook & Ladder Company Organized
The citizens of Garnavillo have organized a Hook & Ladder Company for protection against the fire fiend. The following officers were elected:
Foreman - Eugene Barnes
1st Assistant - J. W. Hudson
2nd Assistant - H. Limbech
Sec. - J. H. Tangeman
Treas. - L. C. Meyer
They intend to erect a building 12 X 30 on the east side of the public square for storing the truck, ladders, etc. A ball will be given in Turner Hall on the evening of Dec. 26th, the proceeds to be devoted to the benefit of the above company.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 12 Dec. 1878
A.F. & A.M.
At a regular communication of Garnavillo lodge No. 90, A.F. & A.M., the following officers were elected:
J. D. Maurer, W.M.
F. Cook, S.W.
J. F. Schumacher, J.W.
T. J. Krasinsky, Sec'y
Helm. Brandt, Treas.
The officers will be installed at public installation Tuesday, Dec. 31.
At a regular meeting of Garnavillo lodge No. 29, I.O.O.F., held at it's hall on Saturday, the following officers were elected:
C. L. Morrison, N.G.
Helmuth Brandt, V.G.
F. Cook, Sec'y
Wm. Ahlers, Treas.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 12 Dec. 1889 (Garnavillo column)
Garnavillo Social Literary Society
The citizens of Garnavillo, in order to establish among themselves a better union, and the foundation of principles that will tend to elevate them, have organized the society entitled, The Garnavillo Social Literary Society. The object of this society is to interest the citizens of this community in the promotion of social purity and education. The officers of the organization are as follows:
Pres. - Holmes B. Crosby
Vice Pres. - H. Luehsen, Jr.
Sec. - Wm. Seibertz
Treas. - J. H. Gritzmacher
Janitor - John Seibertz
~Elkader Register, Fri. Morning, 15 Jan. 1897. Garnavillo column
Busy Bees Organized
Garnavillo has a new society, one which is of interest to the female sex alone. It is called the "Busy Bees" and its members are supposed to make the name an appropriate one. Its meetings are held every Wednesday evening at the respective homes of the members. Following is a list of officers: Pres. - Hulda Brandt
Vice Pres. - Lulu Walleser
Secretary - Carrie Barnes
Treasurer - Emma Rohde
Curious people of the male gender are warned that while bees are of a very industrious nature, they still have a very sharp sting, which is operated in a very impartial manner on all who wish to discover something which concerns them not.
~Elkader Register, Fri. morning, 20 Aug. 1897. Garnavillo column
Turners / Turn-verein
The Turners of the Garnavillo Turn-verein held their annual meeting and election of officers on the evening of Monday last. The following officers were elected: President - Wm. A. Kregel
Vice Pres.- August Ingwersen
Secretary - Frank Schultz
Treasurer - Henry Luehsen
Floor Manager - Alfred Wirkler
First Turn Wart - Al Peterson
Mgr. Of Wardrobe - Martin Havill
Janitor - J. H. Tangeman
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 24 Dec. 1908. Ganavillo News colum
Garnavillo: At a meeting of the Garnavillo Turn-Verein, held last Monday evening, the following directors were elected:
J. H. Stiekl
A. H. Stickford
O. F. Schumacher
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 18 Feb. 1932
The Commercial Club held its annual election at the Oelke Café Monday evening and elected the following:
President - E. W. Tuecke.
Vice President - Harold Schulte.
Sec. and Treas. - Dr. N. Cahalan.
Executive Committee - Carl Ettledorf, A. H. Stickford, W. B. Kuenzel, Dr. J. W. Hudek.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 24 Jan. 1935
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