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1899 Winneshiek Lodge
and Oneota Rebekah Lodge
Installation of officers

Source: Decorah Republican July 6, 1899 P 2 C 3


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I. O. O. F.
Joint Public Installation of Officers of Winneshiek and Oneota (Rebekah) Lodges. Joseph Haines, of Waukon, District Deputy Grand Master, I. O. O. F., paid Decorah an official visit yesterday for the purpose of installing the officers of Winneshiek Lodge No. 58, and Oneota Rebekah Lodge No. 175. Besides a full attendance of members of the order there were quite a number of unaffiliated visitors. The work was performed with the assistance of the following members:

R. F. Gibson, Grand Marshal.
E. I Weiser, Grand Warden.
L. B. Whitney, Grand Secretary.
A. Bradlsh, Grand Treaurer.
Following are officers duly Installed for Winnesheik Lodge:
N. G.—R. Bucknell.
V G.—J. A. McCusker.
Secretary.—Geo. Hislop.
Treasurer.—C. L. Topliff
Warden—J. Bernatz.
Conductor—E. C. Williams.
O. G.—M. O Dalvey.
I. G.—Henry Meuser.
R. S. N. G.—E. W, Cutting.
R. S. S.—P C. Bloomfield,
L. S. S.—J. Ammer.
Chaplain—E I. Weiser,
R. S. V. G.—O. H. Schwarz.
L. S. V G.—Geo. Baker.
For Oneota Rebekah Lodge the following were installed
Jane E. Kelley,
Mary Bucknell, Margaret Gellerman
and E. Cutting, assisting the Deputy
Grand Master:
N. G.—Margaret Eileen Draper.
V. G.—Orlena Francisco.
Secretary—Joanna Coutant.
Treasurer— Emily B. Gremm
R. S. N. G.—E. W. Cutting.
L. S N. G —Mary L Bloomfield.
Warden—Carrie O. Hlslop.
Conductor—Rose Bucknell.
I G —Mary Bucknell.
O. G.—P. C. Bloomfield.
Chaplain—Jane E Kelley.
R. S. V G —Margaret Gellerman.
L. S. V. G.—Geo. Hislop.
After the exercises in the hall, the different lodges and their guests repaired to Hedges restaurant where refreshments were served.

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