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Guttenberg
Camps, Lodges, social societies & organizations



Note: Unless otherwise credited, the information on this page was contributed by Reid R. Johnson


1876

Brass Band Organized
Guttenberg, Iowa
August 1, 1876
To the Editor of the News:
Guttenberg is at last going to have a brass band. The instrument will arrive today. The band comprises the following members:
A. Hoffbauer, F. Heitmann, Alex. Sullivan, Phil Kirch, Louis Muenkel, George Falkenhainer, R. Horsch, Joseph Gehrich and G. H. Niemeyer.
They will be instructed by Professor Deuvel, of this place.
~McGregor News, Wednesday, Aug 02, 1876, McGregor, IA, Page: 2 ~contributed by Cheryl L. Moonen

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1883

Shooting Club Organized
A shooting club has been organized at Guttenberg, and weekly shoots at glass balls will be held. The officers are:
President - C. P. Goodrich
Treasurer - John Luther
Secretary - W. Hoffbauer, Jr.

The rank and file are:
W. Ihm
F. G. Wiest
P. S. Stranahan
Dr. W. L. Duffin
A. Class
Ed. Seibel
Joe Gehrich
J. Kirch
Fred Jaeger
~Elkader Register, Fri., March 30, 1883. Home News column.

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1900

Royal Neighbors of America
The Royal Neighbors gave a banquet at their hall on Friday last. The following officers were installed for the new year:
O. - Hattie Smart
V.O. - Mrs. Louise Fuerste
C. - Mrs. Harriet Friedlein
Rec. - Mrs. Emma Jungking
R. - Mrs. Mary Frielein
I.S. - Bertha Luther
O.S. - Ina Friedlein
Phy. - Dr. C. W. Duffin
Managers - W. H. Scholz, Mrs. Augusta Dent
~Elkader Register, Thur., 18 Jan. 1900. Guttenberg column.
I.O.O.F.
The Guttenberg Lodge I.O.O.F. No. 128 at its meeting last Saturday evening installed the following officers:
N.G. - W. H. Scholz
V.G. - W. L. Friedlein
Sec. - James Schroeder
Treas. - Herman Ihm
W. - Wm. Erdman
CC. - G. F. Friedlein
R.S. of N.G. - C. H. Eckart
L.S. of N.G. - Chas Anderegg
I.G. - Richard Werner
R.S. of V.G. - Jos. Deifel
L.S. of V.G. - George Friedlein
R.S.S. - A. Kahle
L.S.S. - F. C. Leitgen
~Elkader Register, Thur., 18 Jan. 1900. Guttenberg column

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1906

Fire Company
At a meeting of Rescue Fire Co., Tuesday evening, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Chief - John P. Stoeffler, Jr.
Foreman Hose Co. - Carl Ihm.
Foreman Hook and Ladder Co. - Tony Lorenz.
Foreman Chemical Engine - Ed Kuempel.
Secretary - C. W. Scholz.
Treasurer - Wm. Junk.
~Elkader Register, Thur. January 18, 1906. Guttenberg column

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1907

Eastern Star
Officers elected by Pearl Chapter O.E.S. for the ensuing year are as follows and will be installed at the regular meeting Saturday night, Jan. 5:
W.M. - Mrs. Linnie Eckart
W.P. - Dr. E. J. Pohle
A.M. - Mabel Eppens
Con. - Lydia Nolte
A. Conductor - Addie Jacobs
Tres. - Bertha Schroeder
Sec. - Wm. Nolte
Adah - Mrs. Jessie Beyer
Ruth - Ida Eckart
Esther - Clementine Jacobs
Martha - Mrs. Minnie Duffin
Elect - Mrs. Alice Harvey
Warden - Mrs. Louisa Class
Sent. - Wm. Bowman
Marshal - Mrs. Rex Chase
Organist - Mrs. Lizzie Duffin
Chap. - Mrs. Martha Chadler
~Elkader Register, Thur., 10 Jan. 1907. Guttenberg column

Turners
At a meeting held by the Turners Monday evening officers were elected for the ensuing year as follows:
First Speaker - Wm. Nolte
Second Speaker - Sumner Miller
Treasurer - Wm. Junk
Secretary - Carl Ihm
~Elkader Register, Thur., 17 Jan. 1907. Guttenberg column

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1908

American Yeomen
Thursday evening, in the I.O.O.F. hall, officers of Homestead No. 61, American Yeomen were installed as follows:
Foreman - Edward Goetz
Master of Ceremonies - Anna Kluth
Correspondent - C. Mitrucker
Master of Accounts - Emil Ihm
Chaplain - Louise Class
Overseer - Geo. Friedlein
Lady Rebecca - Louise Duwe
Lady Rowena - Anna Dubbles
Watchman - Helen Mitrucker
Sentinel - Geo. F. Kluth
Guard - Helena Aulwes
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 30 Jan. 1908. Guttenberg column. (Condensed from a longer article)

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1926

Rebekah Lodge
At a meeting of Josephinee Rebekah Lodge held at the I.O.O.F. hall on Tuesday evening of last week the following officers were installed:
Deputy - Edna Scholz
N.G. - Miss Vivian Lorenz
Secretary - Mrs. Edna Scholz
Treasurer - Mrs. Minnie James
R.S. to N.G. - Mrs. Clara Friedlein
L.S. to N.G. - Mrs. Martha Bowman
R.S. to V.G. - Mrs. Irene Eckhart
L.S. to V.G. - Mrs. Minnie Muschewske
Warden - Miss Florence Duwe
Conductress - Miss Kathryn Aulwes
Chaplain - Miss Addie Jacobs
I.S. - Miss Lottie Aulwes
O.G. - Mrs. Elsie Charlesworth
~Elkader Register, Thur., January 14, 1926. Guttenberg News column

I.O.O.F.
District deputy Grand Master E. F. Moyer of Monona was here on Saturday evening and installed the following officers, lodge No. 126, I.O.O.F.:
N.G. - C. P. Luther
V.G. - L. C. Muschewske
Secretary - J. H. Overbeck
Treasurer - F. J. Friedlein
R.S. to N.G. - G. W. Hunt
L.S. to N.G. - Ernest Geuder
R.S. to V.G. - Elmer Schroeder
L.S. to V.G. - J. F. Groth
Warden - O. B. Eckhart
Conductor - E. L. Charlesworth
I.G. - L. C. Giencke
O.B. - R. W. James
Chaplain - Wm. Redemann
Trustees - L. C. Giencke, and O. B. Eckhart
After the installation of the officers social hours and an oyster supper were enjoyed by all in attendance, and it was an evening of pleasure for all. Walter Jenkins and Elmer Frank members of the Monona Oddfellows lodge, were present and assisted the District Deputy Grand Master Moyer with the installation of the officers of Guttenberg lodge.
~Elkader Register, Thur., January 28, 1926. Guttenberg column

Ingleside Club
At a meeting of the Ingleside club the following officers were elected for the coming year:
President - Mrs. Robert H. Scholz
Vice-Pres. - Mrs. A. E. Beyer
Secretary - Mrs. G. W. Hunt
Treasurer - Mrs. Yetta Zimmerman
~Elkader Register, Thur., 21 Oct. 1926. Guttenberg News column.

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1927

I.O.O.F.
At a meeting of Guttenberg Lodge No. 126, I.O.O.F., held at the odd fellow lodge room here Saturday evening, the following officers were elected for the ensuing term:
Noble Grand - C. P. Luther
Vice Grand - G. W. Hunt
Secretary - H. J. Overbeck
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 9 Dec. 1926

O.E.S
At a meeting of the O.E.S. chapter held at the Masonic hall in Guttenberg last Thursday night the following officers were elected for the coming year:
W.M. - Mrs. Elsie Charlesworth
W.P. - L. W. Abel
A.M. Mrs. Olga Eberhard
Conductress - Mrs. Rhoda Abel
A.C. - Mrs. Marguerite Hunt
Secy. - Mrs. Jennie Morrill
Treas. - Mrs. Henrietta Zimmerman
The O.E.S. chapter and Masonic order are planning to have a joint installation of officers the fore part of January, which will be held at the new Masonic Temple.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 16 Dec. 1926. Guttenberg News column

R.N.A.
Guttenberg - Golden Rule Camp R.N.A., on Tuesday evening elected the following officers for the coming year at their meeting:
Oracle - Mrs. Mattie Abbott
Vice-Oracle - Mrs. Yetta Wachendorf
Chancellor - Mrs. Frances Lorenz
Recorder - Mrs. Lena Fuerste
Receiver - Miss Jessie Franks
Marshal - Mrs. Viola Walke
Assist. Marshal - Mrs. Lizzie Erie
Inner Sentinel - Mrs. Georgina Anderegg
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. Frances Hinzman
Manager - Mrs. Edna Schorg
Organist - Mrs. Hazel Rau
~Clayton County Register, Thur. 16 Dec. 1926

M.W.A.
At a meeting of New Leaf Camp No. 537 M.W.A., held at the Odd Fellow hall, the following officers were elected for the coming year:
V. C. - C. P. Luther
Advisor - L. H. Beerman
Banker - C. J. Adam
Clerk - Robert H. Scholz
Escort - C. W. P_tter_
Watchman - H. J. Overbeck
Sentry - Fred Walke
Manager for three year term - F. J. Friedlein
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 16 Dec. 1926. Guttenberg column

R.C.M.P. Society
(Roman Catholic Mutual Protective society, an Iowa mutual insurance association)
The St. Clement branch [No. 23] of the R.C.M.P.S., of Guttenberg, at their meeting elected the following officers for the ensuing term:
Pres. - Albert J. Kappan
Vice-Pres. - Ben Lake
Sec. and Treas. Frank Junk
Marshal - Peter Thome
Committee on Membership - Henry Heitman, Theo. Berns, Frank Harter
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 23 Dec. 1926. Guttenberg News column

Rebekah Lodge
At the meeting of Josephine Rebekah Lodge No. 7, held at the I.O.O.F. hall here on Tuesday evening of last week, the following officers were elected for the coming year:
Noble Grand - Mrs. Jennie Morrill
Vice-Grand - Mrs. Addie Bayman
Secretary - Mrs. Edna Scholz
Treasurer Mrs. Minnie James
The above elected officers will be installed at the first meeting in January.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 30 Dec. 1926. Guttenberg News column

Rebekah Lodge
Josephine Rebekah Lodge No. 7 on Tuesday evening of last week installed their newly elected officers as follows, at a meeting held at the I.O.O.F. hall here:
N.G. - Mrs. Jennie Morrill
V.G. - Mrs. Addie Bayman
Secretary - Mrs. Edna Scholz
Treasurer - Mrs. Minnie James
Warden - Mrs. Irene Eckart
Conductress - Mrs. Minnie Muschewske
R.S. to N.G. - Mrs. Clara Friedlein
L.S. to N.G. - Mrs. Emma Schroeder
R.S. to V.G. - Mrs. Pauline Schroeder
L.S. to V.G. - Mrs. Martha Bowman
I.G. - Miss Helen Behrens
O.G. - Mrs. Elsie Charlesworth
Chaplain - Miss Lottie Aulwes
Musician - Miss Selma Class
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 13 Jan. 1927. Guttenberg columns

Fire Company
At a meeting of the Rescue Fire Company of Guttenberg, held at the town hall on Tuesday evening of last week the following officers were elected for this year:
Chief - Ernest Pufahl
Assist. Chief - To be appointed by Chief
Sec. - J. T. Kuempel
Treas. - Carl Ihm
Hose Foreman - C. J. Hunstad
Assist. Hose Foreman - Ben Eilers, Jr.
Hook and Ladder Foreman - Arthur Rademacher
Assist. Hook and Ladder Foreman - Arnold Mueller
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 20 Jan. 1927. Guttenberg columns

Rebekah Lodge
The newly-elected officers of Josephine Rebekah Lodge No. 7 were installed by District deputy president Anna R. Peterso and assistants of Strawberry Point, at a meeting held at the Oddfellow hall here on Tuesday evening of last week, as follows:
N.G. - Addie Bayman
V.G. - Irene Eckart
Sec. - Edna Scholz
Treas. - Minnie James
R.S. to N.G. - Pauline Schroeder
L.S. to N.G. - Martha Bowman
R.S. to V.G. - Minnie Beutel
L.S. to V.G. - Clara Friedlein
Warden - Lottie Aulwes
Conductress - Minnie Muschewske
Chaplain - Grace Kell
I.G. - Helen Behrens
O.G. - Minnie Geuder.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 21 Jul. 1927. Guttenberg column

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1928

Royal Neighbors of America
The ladies of the R.N.A. lodge held their annual election of officers in the I.O.O.F. on Tuesday evening. The following officers were elected:
Oracle - Mattie Abbott
Vice-Oracle - Mae Hunstad
Past Oracle - Flonda Geuder
Marshall - Viola Walke
Inner Sentinel - Georgiana Andregg
Outer Sentinel - Emma Mueller
Receiver - Clara Schorg
Recorder - Lena Feurste
Chancellor - Francis Lorenz
Musician - Hazel F. Rau
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 22 Dec. 1927. Guttenberg column

On Tuesday evening the members of the R.N.A. lodge installed their officers for the ensuing year, as follows:
Oracle - Mattie Abbott
Vice-Oracle - Mae Hunstad
Past Oracle - Flanda Gender
Receiver - Clara Schorg
Recorder - Lena Fuerste
Chancellor - Francis Lorenz
Marshall - Viola Walke
Assistant Marshall - Lizzie Erie
Inner Sentinel - Georgiana Andregg
Outer Sentinel - Emma Mueller
Organist - Hazel F. Rau
~Clayton County Register, 12 Jan. 1928. Guttenberg column

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1932

I.O.O.F.
Guttenberg: The I.O.O.F. lodge installed their officers on Wednesday evening. The District Deputy Grand Master, L. Hines of Strawberry Point, installed the following officers:
Noble Grand - C. P. Luther
Vice Grand - G. W. Hunt
Secretary - L. C. Gienskey
Treasurer - F. J. Friedlein
R. Supporter to N. Grand - W. Trese
Warden - R. H. Scholz
Conductor - C. W. Peters
~Clayton County Register, Thur., January 21, 1932

Rebekah Lodge
Guttenberg: The Rebekahs held their installation of officers Tuesday evening at the I.O.O.F. hall and the following officers were installed:
Nobel Grand - Harriet Schweikert
Vice Grand - Carolina Enderes
Secretary - Edna Scholz
Treasurer - Jennie Morrill
R.S.N.G. - Clara Friedlein.
L.S.N.G. - Emma Schroeder
R.S.V.G. - Martha Bowman
L.S.V.G. - Elizabeth Franks
Inside Guardian - Lottie Jacobs
Outside Guardian - Pauline Schroeder
Conductor - Minnie Geuder
Chaplin - Helen Behrens
Organist - Vivian Lorenz
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 28 July 1932

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1933

Rebekah Lodge, Josephine No. 7
At the regular business meeting held at the I.O.O.F. hall in Guttenberg Tuesday evening of last week, Josephine Rebekah lodge elected the following officers for the ensuing term:
Nobel Grand - Mrs. Caroline Enderes
Vice Grand - Mrs. Lottie Jacobs
Secretary - Mrs. Edna Scholz
Treasurer - Mrs. Jennie Morrill
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 15 Dec. 1932. Guttenberg column

At a meeting of Josephine Rebekah Lodge No. 7, held at the I.O.O.F. hall in Guttenberg Tuesday evening, District Deputy President Caroline Enderes of Guttenberg installed the following newly elected officers for the ensuing term:
Nobel Grand - Mrs. Caroline Enderes
Vice-Grand - Mrs. Lottie Jacobs
Secretary - Mrs. Edna Scholz
Treasurer - Mrs. Jennie Morrill
Warden - Mrs. Minnie Muschewske
Conductress - Mrs. Minnie Geuder
Right Supporter to Noble Grand - Mrs. Addie Bayman
Left Supporter to Noble Grand - Miss Helen Behrens
Right Supporter to Vice-Grand - Mrs. Martha Bowman
Left Supporter to Vice-Grand - Mrs. Elizabeth Franks
Inside Guard - Mrs. Pauline Schroeder
Outside Guard - Mrs. Elsie Charlesworth
Chaplain - Mrs. Selma Pohle
Organist - Miss Vivian Lorenz
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 05 Jan. 1933

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The members of the Rebekah lodge held a special meeting in the I.O.O.F. hall Wednesday evening and the following officers were installed:
Nobel Grand - Caroline Enderes
Vice-Grand - Lottie Jacobs
Secretary - Edna Scholz
Treasurer - Jennie Merrill
Warden - Minnie Muschewske
Conductor - Minnie Geuder
Organist - Vivian Lorenz
Chaplain - Selma Pohle
R.S. to N.G. - Addie Bayman
L.S. to N.G. - Helen Behrend
R.S. to V.G. - Martha Bowman
L.S. to V.G. Elizabeth Franks
Inside Guard - Paulina Schroeder
Outside Guard - Elsie Charlesworth
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 20 July 1933. Guttenberg column

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1934

Royal Neighbors of America
Guttenberg: The members of the R.N.A. lodge met in the I.O.O.F. hall Tuesday afternoon and the following officers were elected:
Oracle - Caroline Enderes
Vice-Oracle - Frances Lorenz
Past Oracle - Susan Sturm
Chancellor - Clara Schorg
Recorder - Lena Fuerste
Receiver - Charlotte Ihm
Marshal - Elsie Randall
Inner Sentinel - Lizzie Erie
Outer Sentinel - Elsie Dietrich
Manager - Edla Randall
Musician - Hazel Rau
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 14 Dec. 1933

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1935

Fire Company
Guttenberg: At the annual meeting of the Rescue Fire company of Guttenberg held at the town hall, the following officers were elected for the coming year:
Chief - M. A. Abel
Asst. Chief - Glen Mueller
Secretary - George L. Gender
Treasurer - Carl Ihm
Executive Committee - Jack Gender, Eldo Hagen, Arthur Frommelt, Daniel Leliefeld, Russell Schroeder
Truck drivers - Joseph Kasper, Harold Finch, Woodrow Wenks, Elmer Hinzman, Eldo Hagen, Jack Gender

The local fireman's benevolent organization elected the following officers for the year at the annual meeting:
President - M. A. Abel
Secretary - George L. Gender
Treasurer - Cletus Saeugling
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 17 Jan. 1935

Choral Club
Guttenberg: At a meeting of the Guttenberg Choral club the following officers were elected for the year:
President - Mrs. Charles Scearcy, of Guttenberg
Vice-President - Rev. G. Bunge, of Garnavillo
Secretary - Marguerite Palmer, of Guttenberg
Treasurer - Dr. E. J. Pohle, of Guttenberg
Executive Committee - H. L. Beerman, Mrs. G. W. Hunt, Mrs. Josephine Kann, R.W. Brent, all of Guttenberg, Lucia Roggman, of Garnavillo, Ruth Stebor, of Elkader
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 28 Nov. 1935

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