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Elkader
Camps, Lodges, social societies & organizations


this page - 1910 & after
pre 1910



Note: unless otherwise credited, the information has been contributed by Reid R. Johnson

1910

Fair and Track Assn.
The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Elkader Fair and Track Association was held at the Court House Wednesday afternoon. The election of officers resulted as follows:
President - Henry Koehn
Vice President - E. C. Ehrhardt
Secretary - W. W. Davidson
Treasurer - J. F. Becker
Directors - J. W. McLaughlin, Martin Dittmer, A. H. Wells, J. J. Kuehl, A. J. Kramer
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 25 Nov. 1909. Locals columns

Highland Nobles
At a meeting of Costigan Castle No. 140, Highland Nobles, held last evening, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Past Protector - August Uecker
Protector - Mrs. Mabel Wells
Counsellor - Mrs. Julia Stebor
Evangel - Miss Emma Opitz
Escort - Mrs. Mattie Prouty
Warden - Mrs. Kate Friend
Secretary - Henry C. Gmelin
Treasurer - John Stebor
Guard - Richard Opitz
Sentinel - Richard Wadsack
Trustee - D. E. Livingood
Physician - Dr. Alice Carpenter
Physician - Dr. W. J. McGrath
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 02 Dec. 1909

Modern Woodmen of America
Last Saturday evening, Mystic Camp No. 319, M.W.A., elected the following officers:
Consul - E. E. Beers
Advisor - John Stebor
Banker - D. C. Hale
Clerk - W. W. Davidson
Escort - Donald Munger
Sentry - Wm. Adams
Manager - B. F. Falkenhainer
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 16 Dec. 1909

Royal Neighbors of America
Wednesday evening, Fern Leaf Camp No. 1809, elected the following officers for the ensuing year:
Oracle - Mrs. Anna Larson
Vice Oracle - Mrs. Sophia Munger
Recorder - Mrs. Edna M. Wolf
Receiver - Mrs. Louise Leibrock
Chancellor - Mrs. Emma Brown
Marshal - Miss Rebecca Leonard
Inner Sentinel - Mrs. Mabel Wells
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. Gertrude Goldberg
Manager, 3 years - Mrs. Emma Allen
Physicians - Dr. Wm. Miller, Dr. W. J. McGrath
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 16 Dec. 1909

Yeomen
Elkader Homestead of American Yeomen No. 269, Tuesday evening, elected the following officers:
Foreman - W. E. Witt
M.C. - Alice Leonard
Cor. - B. F. Falkenhainer
M.A. - H. C. Pahlas
Phy. - W. W. Davidson
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 16 Dec. 1909
Rebekah's
Hazel Valley Rebekah lodge, No. 466, at their meeting Tuesday evening Dec. 7th, elected the following officers:
N.G. - Amelia Lenth
V.G. - Alice Leonard
Rec. Sec. - Emma Allen
Fin. Sec. Maud Anderson
Treas. - Emma Hagensick
Trustee - Ella Crowe
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 16 Dec. 1909

Modern Brotherhood of America
Protection lodge No. 165 last evening elected the following officers:
Pres. - Mrs. Kate Barthel
Vice Pres. - D. G. Griffith
Sec. & Treas. - Geo. C. Wolf
Chap. - Mrs. Ella Lenth
Con. - H. F. Jungblut
Watch - Richard Opitz
Sentry - Chas. Scovel
Trustee - W. H. Crowe
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 16 Dec. 1909

Order of the Eastern Star
The following officers have been elected and appointed in Charity Chapter No. 152, O.E.S.:
W.M. - Elizabeth M. Paul
W.P. - Milo E. Munger
A.M. - Kate Barthel
Sec. - Lizzie Leibrock
Treas. - Kate Russell
Conductor - Lena Talley
Asst. Conductor - Claudie Meyer
Adah - Ida Wilke
Ruth - Ella Stanton
Esther - Mabel Evans
Martha - Emma Brown
Electa - Mollie Davidson
Warden - Elizabeth Stanton
Sentinel - D. G. Griffith
Chaplain - Elizabeth Jack
Marshal - Mate Landon
Organist - Celia Pahlas
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 30 Dec. 1909

Opera House
At a meeting of the stockholders of the Elkader Opera House last evening, 146 shares were represented. Messrs. Anton Kramer, H. D. Brown and John McLaughlin were elected Directors for the term of two years.

At a subsequent meeting of the Directors the following officers were elected:
President - R. E. Price
Vice-P
resident - A. Kramer
Sec. and Treas. - J. F. Becker
Advisory Committee - R. F. Schmidt, Wm. Becker
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 20 Jan. 1910

1911

Fraternal Order of Eagles
The fraternal Order of Eagles on Monday evening elected the following officers:
President - C. T. Miller
Vice-President - C. F. Miller
Secretary - Jas. W. McLaughlin
Treasurer - Fred Length
I.W. - Henry Koehn
Chaplain - Lee Hyde
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 08 Dec. 1910. Local News column.

Royal Neighbors of America
At a meeting of the Royal Neighbors last evening, the following officers were elected for the ensuing term:
Oracle - Mrs. Anna Layton
Vice-Oracle - Mrs. Mabel Wells
Past oracle - Mrs. Jennie Lake
Recorder - Mrs. Edna M. Wolf
Receiver - Mrs. Louisa Leibrock
Chancellor - Mrs. Emma Brown
Marshal - Mrs. Nettie Allen
Inner Sentinel - Mrs. Mary Bente
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. Julia Stebor
Mgr. 3 years - Mrs. Kate Dittmer
Physicians - Dr. Miller, Dr. McGrath
~Elkader Register & Argus, 15 Dec. 1910

I.O.O.F.
Last Thursday evening the I.O.O.F. lodge elected the following officers:
N.G. - A. W. Schmidt
V.G. - Richard Opitz
Secretary - M. G. Hagensick
Treasurer - Henry Lenth
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 15 Dec. 1910. Local News columns

Rebekah's
At a meeting of Hazel Valley Rebekah Lodge, No. 466, held Tuesday evening, the following officers were elected for the ensuing term:
N.G. - Miss Ella Crowe
V.G. - Mrs. Bertha Cords
Rec. Sec. - Mrs. Emma Allen
Fin. Sec. - Mrs. Maud Anderson
Treas. - Miss Emma Hagensick
Trustee - Mrs. Amelia Lenth
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 22 Dec. 1910

Yeomen
The Yeoman lodge elected the following officers at their meeting, on Tuesday evening:
Foreman - Wm. H. O'Brien
M.C. - R. F. Schmidt
Cor. - B. F. Falkenhainer
M.A. - H. C. Pahlas
Chaplain - Mary E. Kramer
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 15 Dec. 1910

Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #152
At a meeting of Charity Chapter, O.E.S., held Wednesday evening, Dec. 7th, the following officers were elected:
W.M. - Mrs. E. M. Paul
W.P. - Mr. Milo Munger
Asst. M. - Mrs. Kate Barthel
Sec. - Miss Lizzie Leibrock
Treas. - Mrs. Kate Russell
Conductor - Mrs. Lena Talley
Asst. Cond. - Mrs. Claudie Meier
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 15 Dec. 1910

Charity Chapter, O.E.S. installed the following officers last evening:
W.M. - Mrs. Lizzie Paul
W.P. - Milo Munger
A.M. - Mrs. Kate Barthel
Con. - Mrs. Lena Talley
A. Con. - Mrs. Claudie Meier
Sec. - Miss Lizzie Leibrock
Treas. Mrs. Kate Russell
Chap. - Mrs. Mate Landon
Ada - Miss Ida Wilke
Ruth - Miss Ella Stanton
Esther - Mrs. Mabel Evans
Electa - Mrs. Emma Brown
Sentinel - Mrs. Sophia Munger
Organist - Miss Celia Pahlas

The following were elected but not installed:
Martha elect - Mrs. Kate Park
Warden elect - Mrs. Lizzie Stanton
Marshal elect - Mrs. Louise Leibrock
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 5 Jan. 1911

Jugend Verein (Youth Club)
The Jugend Verein held their regular business meeting and annual election last Sunday evening and elected the following officers for the ensuing year:
President - W. C. Reimer
Vice President - Henry C. Gmelin
Secretary - Miss Emma Hagensick
Treasurer Miss Freda Katschkowsky
This society is just two years old, has over sixty members, holds regular meetings every Sunday evening from 7 to 8 and invites all to attend their meetings.
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 28 Sept. 1911. Local News columns

1912

Fair and Track Association
The annual meeting of the stock holders of the Elkader Fair and Track Association was held at the court house Wednesday afternoon, November 29th, 1911, and the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
President - E. C. Ehrhardt
Vice Pres. - Richard Leonard
Secretary - D. E. Livingood
Treasurer - A. J. Carpenter
Directors -
J. P. Meyer
J. K. Molumby
W. W. Davidson
Frank Tieden
D. F. Willmes
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 30 Nov. 1911

Order of Eastern Star
Charity Chapter, O.E.S. elected the following officers for the ensuing year at their regular meeting held Wednesday evening of this week:
W.M. - Kate Barthel
W.P. - H. D. Brown
A.M. - Mabel Evans
Sec. - Lizzie Leibrock
Treas. - Ella Wilke
Cond. - Ella Lenth
A. Cond. - Ida Wilke
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 7 Dec. 1911
Royal Neighbors
At a meeting of the Royal Neighbors last evening the following officers were elected for the ensuing term:
Oracle - Mrs. Mabel Wells
Vice Oracle - Mrs. Kate Berthel
Recorder - Mrs. Edna M. Wolf
Receiver - Mrs. Louisa Leibrock
Chancellor - Mrs. Jennie Lake
Marshal - Miss Rebecca Leonard
Inner Sentinel - Mrs. Mary Bente
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. Julia Stebor
Manager, for 3 yers - Mrs. Emma Brown
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 14 Dec. 1911. Additional Locals column

Modern Woodmen of America
At its regular meeting held last Saturday evening, the M.W.A. lodge elected the following officers for the ensuing year:
V.C. - D.E. Livingood
W.A. - G. G. Cassidy
Banker - D. C. Hale
Clerk - W. W. Davidson
Escort - Donald Munger
Watchman - Wm. Heitkamp, Sr.
Sentry - Jesse Turner
Manager - J. J. Kuehl
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 14 Dec. 1911. Additional Locals columns

1914

Yeomen
The local lodge of the Brotherhood of American Yeomen held their annual election last Tuesday evening. The following officers were elected:
Foreman - B. F. Falkenhainer
Master of Ceremonies - R. F. Schmidt
Correspondent - Wm. O'Brien
Master of Accounts - H. C. Pahlas
Chaplain - Mrs. Minnie Moran
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 11 Dec. 1913. Local News column

Yeomen
At a meeting of the Yeoman Lodge held Tuesday evening the following officers were installed:
Foreman - B. F. Falkenhainer
M. of C. - R. F. Schmidt
Cor. - Wm. H. O'Brien
M. of A. - H. C. Palas
Chaplain - Mrs. Minnie Moran
Overseer - Wm. E. Witt
Watch - Mrs. Sophia Munger
Lady Rowena - Mrs. Lena Talley
Lady Rebecca - Miss Ella Stanton
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur. 15 Jan. 1914. Local News columns.

Order of Eastern Star
At the meeting of Charity Chapter, O.E.S., held Wednesday evening, the following officers were installed for the ensuing year:
W.M. - Mrs. Louise Leibrock
A.M. - Mrs. Ella Lenth
Secretary - Lizzie Leibrock
Treasurer - Ella Wilke
Conductor - Ida Wilke
Asst. Conductor - Alta Witt
Adah - Ada Talley
Ruth - Mary Hagensick
Esther - Mrs. Jessie Coffee
Martha - Martha Zahrndt
Electa - Mrs. Elizabeth Paul
Chaplain - Mrs. Mary Griffith
Marshall - Mrs. Kate Barthel
Organist - Celia Pahlas
Warden - Kathleen Hempel
Sentinel - Mrs. Alice Albrecht
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 08 Jan. 1914
Opera House
At the annual meeting of the Elkader Opera House company held last week the following Directors were elected: R. E. Price, A. Kramer, H. D. Brown
At a meeting of the Directors the following officers were elected:
President - R. E. Price
Vice Pres. - A. Kramer
Sec. and Treas. - J. F. Becker
Manager - G. H. Wilke
A 3 % dividend was declared.
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 15 Jan. 1914. Local News columns

Frauen Verein
At the annual meeting of the Frauen Verein the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Pres. - Mrs. Amelia Soll
Vice Pres. - Mrs. Ella Schmidt
Sec. - Mrs. Henry Baars
Treas. - Mrs. Kate Bahr
The total receipts for the year were $682.07.
~Elkader Register & Argus, 21 May

1915

Royal Neighbors
At a regular meeting of the Royal Neighbors held Wednesday evening, the following officers were elected for the coming year:
Oracle - Mrs. Kate Barthel
Vice-Oracle - Mrs. Nettie Allen
Recorder - Mrs. Mabel Wells
Receiver - Mrs. Flora Walther
Chancellor - Mrs. Lena Talley
Marshal - Mrs. Katie Wistrick
Inner Sentinel - Mrs. Gertrude Goldberg
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. Mary Bente
Manager - Mrs. Emma Brown
Musician - Mrs. May Cook
Physicians - Dr. W. A. Miller, Dr. G. G. White, Dr. W. J. McGrath
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 17 Dec. 1914
 

1916

Hazel Valley Rebakah
Mrs. Josie F. Cutting, President of the Rebekah Assembly, was present at the regular meeting of Hazel Valley Rebekah lodge, Tuesday evening, and installed the following officers:
N.G. - Ella M. Crowe
V.G. - Mrs. Marie Schmidt
Sec. - Mrs. Maud Tyler Anders_n
Treas. - Mrs. Emelia Lenth
Warden - Mrs. Mary Gifford
R.S. to N.G. - Mrs. Gusta Cassidy
R.S. to V.G. - Martin G. Hagensick
I.G. - Albert Schmidt
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 6 Jan. 1916. Additional Locals column
 

1917

Modern Woodmen of America
Mystic Camp No. 319 M.W.A., elected officers for 1917, December 9th. They are:
V.C. - Geo. Cassidy
W.A. - Geo. Ehrhardt
Clerk - D. C. Hale
Banker - Wm. Heitkamp, Sr.
Escort - Don Munger
Watchman - Jess Turner
Sentry - A. Tujetsch
Manager - Joseph Kramer
Installation will be held the first regular meeting in January.
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 14 Dec. 1916. Local News Notes column
Order of the Eastern Star
At the regular meeting of Charity Chapter O.E.S. held Wednesday evening the following officers were installed:
Worthy Matron - Anna Pa_l Wilke
Associate Matron - Ida Wilke
Secretary - Elizabeth Leibrock
Treasurer - Ella Wilke
Conductress - Ella Stanton
Associate Conductress - Grace Morse
Ada - Ruby Katschkowski
Ruth - Mary Hagensick
Esther - Molly Davidson
Martha - Martha Gmelin
Electa - Ethel Crain
Warden - Sophia Munger
Sentinel - D. J. Crain
Chaplain - Louise Leibrock
Marshal - Kate Russell
Organist - Celia Palas
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 04 Jan. 1917

1918

Eastern Star
Charity Chapter, of the Order of the Eastern Star, held it's regular meeting Wednesday evening at which time the following officers were installed:
W.M. - Anna Paul Wilke
W.P. - Martin Hagensick
A.M. - Ella Stanton
Sec'y - Elizabeth Leibrock
Treas. - Ella Wilke
Cond. - Ida Wilke
A.C. - Grace Morse
Adah - Mollie Davidson
Ruth - Abbie Griffith
Esther - Nellie Peery Price
Martha - Ruby Katskowsky
Electa - Elizabeth Paul
Warder - Sophia Munger
Sentinel - Delos Crane
Chaplain - Louise Leibrock
Marshal - S. S. Leach
Organist - Celia Palas
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 03 Jan. 1918.

1921

Order of Eastern Star
At the regular meeting of the O.E.S., No. 152, held Wednesday evening, January 5th, 1921, the following officers were installed:
W.M. - Ella Wilke
W.P. - Herbert Smith
A.M. - Leola Kramr
Sec. - Madge Barnard
Treas. - Nettie Allen
Cond. - Ida Wilke
A. Cond. - Ruby Katschkowsky
Chaplain - Ella Stanto
Mar. - Kate O'Brein
Organist - Jessie Conrad
Adah - Virginia Witt
Ruth - G_a_e Morse
Esther - Martha Gmelin
Martha - Alta Bushing
Electa - Anna Walker
Warden - Ida Zahrndt
Sent. - Ella Schmidt
Mrs. Kate Russell was the installing officer and she was assisted by Mrs. Kate O'Brien, who served as installing marshal.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 13 Jan. 1921. Local News Notes column.

1922

Order of the Eastern Star
Yesterday evening in the Masonic lodge room the local order of the Eastern Star installed the officers who will serve during the present year, as follows:
Matron - Miss Ella Wilke
Patron - H. D. Brown
Associate Matron - Mrs. Leola Kramer
Conductress - Miss Ida Wilke
Associate Conductress - Mrs. Ruby Katshkowsky
Secy. - Mrs. H. H. Barnard
Treas. - Mrs. Nettie Allen
Ada - Mrs. Virginia Witt
Ruth - Mrs. Abbie Griffith
Esther - Mrs. Martha Gmelin
Martha - Mrs. Alta Busching
Electa - Mrs. Ella Schmidt
Marshall - Mrs. Kate O'Brien
Chaplain - Miss Ella Stanton
Warder - Miss Ida Zahrndt
Sentinel - Mrs. Jessie Conrad
Organist - Mrs. Helen Schmidt
~Elkader Register, Thur., 05 Jan. 1922. Local News Notes columns

Royal Neighbors of America

At their last meeting in December the local order of the Royal Neighbors elected the following officers that will be installed on Wednesday, Jan. 25: Oracle - Ella Stanton
Vice-Oracle - Mary Elvers
Chancellor - Lizzie Ehrhardt
Recorder - Mabel Wells
Receiver - Kate O'Brien
Marshal - Flora Walthers
Asst. Marshal - Edna Meder
Inner Sentinel - Lena Meyer
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. Christ Meyer
Manager, to fill vacancy - Alice Whitely
Manager, for 3 yrs. - Kate Wistrick
Physicians - Drs. Miller & Hommel
~Elkader Register, Thur., 05 Jan. 1922. Local News Notes columns
Modern Woodmen of America
On Dec. 22, the local camp of the M.W.A. elected its officers of the year 1922, as follows:
Council - Geo. Ehrhardt
Advisor - Wm. Walther
Banker - Raymond Lemka
Clerk - D. C. Hale
Escort - Don Munger
Watchman - Wallace Lamphaier
Sentry - Jess Turner
Physician - Dr. Dove
Manager - Geo. Kuehl
~Elkader Register, Thur., 05 Jan. 1922. Local News Notes columns

Elkader Band
The annual meeting of the Elkader Band was held January 11th. The following officers were elected for the year 1922:
President - Henry Jungblut
Vice-President - Wm. A. Walthers
Sec. & Treas. - H. L. Swenson
Auditing Committee - E. E. Beers, Ralph Mueller, Walter Marshall
Investigating Committee - Fred Wistrick, Mike Bente, John Stallbaum
~Elkader Register, Thur., 12 Jan. 1922

Fire Company
The Elkader Volunteer Fire Company met in regular session at the City Hall, Tuesday, Apr. 4th, and elected their officers for the ensuing year:
Chief - H. M. Wolf
Asst. Chief - Richard Opitz
Sec. - Treas. - Wm. A. Walthers

Taken in as new members at the meeting were: C. D. Vittetoe and Ernest F. Seifert.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 06 Apr. 1922

Peoples Electric Service Co.

On Monday the management of the Elkader Light & Power Co. was taken over by the officers of the newly elected Peoples Electric Service Co. of Elkader, with a permissable capital stock of $750,000. Their elected officers are:

Directors:
President - Fred H. Schmidt, Elkader
Vice-Pres. - Wm. Allyn, Garnavillo
Secretary - Wm. C. Reimer
G. C. Ruegnitz, Elkport
A. J. Kregel, Garnavillo
Dr. Sampson, Colesburg
Wm. Fuhrman, St. Olaf
Council of Control:
President - H. H. Diers, St. Olaf
Secretary - Max B. Bishop, Elkader
Hale Corlett, Farmersburg
Mrs. Ella Schmidt, Elkader
C. C. Behrens, Littleport
J. L. Cords, Elkader
E. S. Gage, Mason City

The company is made up largely of business men and farmers from the territory supplied by the Elkader plant, who decided to keep the control of the business in local hands rather than see it go to some foreign corporation. It is expected that considerable improvements will be made in the Elkader plant as soon as possible and that their other power site near Elkport will be developed later.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 05 Oct. 1922

1923

Modern Woodmen of America
The Modern Woodmen of America held their election of officers last Thursday evening and elected the following officers for the ensuing year:
Past Consul - Geo. Ehrhardt
Consul - Wm. Walther
Advisor - A. C. Atkins
Clerk - D. C. Hale
Banker - R. C. Lemka
Escort - Don Munger
Watchman - Wm. Heitkamp
Sentry - Wallace Lamphier
Camp Physician - Dr. J. D. F. Dove
Trustee, 1 year - E. C. Ehrhardt
Trustee, 2 years - Geo, Kuhl
Trustee, 3 years - C. D. Vittetoe
~Elkader Register, Thur., 14 Dec. 1922. Local News columns

Order of the Eastern Star
The Eastern Star held their election of officers Wednesday evening, Dec. 6th,
and the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Worthy Matron - Leola Kramer
Worthy Patron - H. D. Brown
Associate Matron - Ruby Katschkowsky
Treasurer - Nettie Allen
Secretary - Madge Barnard
Conductress - Jessie Dittmer
Associate Conductress - Jessie Conrad
The installation of the newly elected officers will take place the first Wednesday in January.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 07 Dec. 1922. Local News column

Order of the Eastern Star
Yesterday afternoon the O.E.S. initiated six new members as follows:
Dr. and Mrs. Scott, Volga, City
Mrs. Pearl Riordan Kerlin
Mrs. Mary Koehn
Mrs. Bertha Stoops
Mrs. Rose Firman

Following the initiation the following officers were installed for the ensuing year:
W.P. - H. D. Brown
W.M. - Leola Kramer
A.M. Ruby Katschkowsky
Cond. - Jessie Dittmer
A.C. - Jessie Conrad
Sec. - Madge Barnard
Treas. - Nettie Allen
Adah - Agnes Schmidt
Ruth - Abbie Griffith
Esther - Oliva Wolf
Martha - Ida Wilke
Electa - Ella Schmidt
Warder - Mary Meyer
Sentinel - Sarah Bergemeyer
Marshall - Mary Elvers
Chaplain - Ella Wilke
Pianist - Helen Schmidt
~Elkader Register, Thur., 04 Jan. 1923
Royal Neighbors of America
The Royal Neighbors installed the following officers for 1923 at their meeting held last night:
Oracle - Miss Ella Stanton
Vice Oracle - Mrs. Mary Elvers
Past Oracle - Mrs. Nettie Allen
Chancellor - Mrs. Lizzie Ehrhardt
Recorder - Mrs. Mabel Wells
Receiver - Mrs. Kate O'Brien
Inner Sent. - Mrs. Lena Meyer
Outer Sent. - Mrs. Chris Meyer
Marshal - Mrs. Flora Walters
Asst. Marshal- Mrs. Edna Meder
Manager - Mrs. Alice Whitley
Installing Officer - Sophia Munger
Ceremonial Marshal - Kate O'Brien
~Elkader Register, Thur., 25 Jan. 1923. Local News column

Peoples Electric Service Company
The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Peoples Electric Service Company was held last Monday at the court house. The following officers and directors were elected:
President - F. H. Schmidt, Elkader
Vice President - Wm Allyn, Garnavillo
Sec. Treas. - Wm. C. Reimer, Elkader

Board of Control.
President - Hale Corlett, Farmersburg
Secretary - Max B. Bishop - Elkader
Members - J. L. Cords, Elkader; C.C. Behrens, Littleport; Mrs. Ella Schmidt, Elkader; H. H. Diers, St. Olaf; Theo. Meyer, Garnavillo

Board of Directors.
F. H. Schmidt, Wm. Allyn, Wm. C. Reimer, Dr. H. J. Sampson, Wm. Fuhrman, Alvin Kregel, George Ruegnitz
~Elkader Register, Thur., 11 Oct. 1923

1924

Red Cross
At a meeting of the Elkader Chapter Red Cross held in the court room last evening the following officers were elected to serve for the coming year:
Chairman - Max B. Bishop
Vice Chairman - Rev. W. J. Warner
Treasurer - Mrs. D. G. Carpenter
Secretary - Mrs. Bertha Stoops
Directors - Max B. Bishop, Rev. W. J. Warner, Mrs. D. G. Carpenter, Mrs. Bertha Stoops, J. F. Becker, Mrs. L. M. Bink, Mrs. Iowa Graf, Mrs. Paul Buckman
~Elkader Register, Thur., 01 Nov. 1923

Elkader Band
The Elkader band at their meeting held last week at the town hall elected the following officers:
President - H. F. Jungblut
Vice-President - Wm. Walthers
Secretary - Hugo Gusta
Treasurer - H. L. Swenson.
Director and Manager - Fred Jungblut
~Elkader Register, Thur., January 17, 1924

Volunteer Fire Company
The Elkader Volunteer Fire Company held their electon of officers at a meeting last Tuesday evening at the Town Hall. The officers are:
Chief - H. M. Wolf.
Asst. Chief - Dick Opitz.
Sec. Treas. - Wm. H. Walther.
Chief Wolf made the following assignments for the ensuing year:
Truck Drivers - 1st, Wm. Allen; 2nd, Mike Eischeid; 3rd, Julien Schmidt.
Chemical Hose - Walter Berg, Eldo Meyer.
Ladders - H. L. Sewnson [?Swenson], Ernest F. Seifert.
Hose No. 1- A. A. Shultz, Archie Martin, John Jungblut, E. E. Stockman and Hugo Gusta.
Hose No. 2 - Harvey Lenth, Don Munger, C. D. Vittetoe.
Hydrant No. 1 - Wm. Walther.
Hydrant No.2 - Wm. Swartz.
Fire Police - Henry Jungblut.
Asst. Police - Stewart R. Price.
~Elkader Register, Thur., April 3, 1924

Knights of Columbus
Elkader Council, No. 2209, K.C., held their regular meeting Tuesday evening, October 7th. The following officers were elected:
Grand Knight - J. F. Maley
Deputy Grand Knight - L. M. Bink
Financial Sec. - J. J. Finnegan
Recorder - N. H. Niemeyer
Chancellor - F. J. Uriell
Warden - E. C. Fitzpatrick
Advocate -- D. D. Murphy
Trustee - Peter Feeney
Med. Examiner - Dr. W. J. McGrath
Delegates to State Convention:
J. F. Maley - Alternate, A. Eberhart
E. C. Fitzpatrick - Alternate, W. J. Roach
~Elkader Register, Thur., 9 Oct. 1924
Peoples Electric Service Organization
The stockholders of the Peoples' Electric Service Company held their annual meeting at the Woodman Hall, Monday, Oct. 13th. The following officers and directors were elected:
President - W. C. Tegtmeier.
Vice President and General Manager - J. H. Tegtmeier.
Secretary-Treasurer - F. S. Coleman.
Directors:
H. H. Diers.
Wm. Allyn.
Wm. Fuhrman.
F. S. Coleman.
J. H. Tegtmeier.
Clara Tegtmeier.
W. C. Tegtmeier.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 16 Oct. 1924

Elkader Fair Association
The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Elkader Fair was held in the court room yesterday afternoon. The meeting was called to order by W. C. Monlux, president of the association. The reports of the secretary and treasurer were read and adopted. The following directors were elected:
W. C. Monlux, Wagner township
H. H. Diers, Read township
Theo. Meyer, Garnavillo township
Oscar Benson, Highland township
Max B. Bishop, Elkader
Ernest F. Seifert, Elkader
George Schmidt, Elkader
Dan Barton, Elkader
John Stallbaum, Elkader
George Tieden, Elkader
W. C. Reimer, Elkader
Fred Sneider, Elkader
Roy Combs, Elkader
Sam Erickson, Gunder
L. J. Palas, St. Olaf

After the annual meeting the Board of Directors elected the following executive committee and officers:
W. C. Monlux, President
Max B. Bishop, Vice President
J. J. Finnegan, Secretary
H. L. Swenson, Treasurer

Executive Committee:
W. C. Monlux
Max B. Bishop
Ernest F. Seifert
D. L. Barton
George Tieden
~Elkader Register, Thur., 30 Oct. 1924

1925

Modern Woodmen of America
Mystic Camp, No. 319, M.W.A., installed their newly elected officers at a meeting held in the Woodman Hall last evening. The officers are as follows:
D. E. Livingood - Counsul
Don Munger - Advisor
D. C. Hale - Clerk
R. C. Lemka - Banker
George Ehrhardt - Escort
Dr. Hommel - Med. Ex
Emil Gossman - Watchman
Wm. Heitcamp - Sr. Sentry
George Kuehl, Manager
~Elkader Register, Thur., 8 Jan. 1925, Local News column

Elkader Band
The Elkader Band, at their last regular meeting elected the following officers for 1925:
President - H. F. Jungblut
Vice President - Wm. Walther
Sec.-Treas. - John Stallbaum
Investigation Committee - Hugo Gusta, Fred Wistrick, E. E. Beers
Auditing Committee - E. E. Beers, John Jungblut, Wm. Walthers
Director - Fred Jungblut
~Elkader Register, Thur., 29 Jan. 1925

Order of Eastern Star
The local chapter of the O.E.S. held their election of officers last evening at the Masonic Lodge Rooms. Miss Christine Schmidt was received into the order. After the work refreshments were served. The installation of the newly elected officers will take place the first Wednesday in January. The officers for 1925 are as follows:
Worthy Matron - Mrs. Ruby Katschkowsky
Worthy Patron - H. D. Brown
Assoc. Matron - Mrs. Jessie Dittmer
Treasurer - Mrs. Nettie Allen
Secretary - Mrs. Bertha Stoops
Conductress - Mrs. Jessie Conrad
Assoc. Conductress - Mrs. Virginia Witt
~Elkader Register, Thur., 4 Dec. 1924
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Ceremonies of installation of Charity Chapter, No. 152, Eastern Stars of Elkader were conducted last evening at the Masonic Lodge rooms. H. D. Brown acted as installing officer.
Worthy Matron - Mrs. Ruby Katschkowsky
Associate Worthy Matron - Mrs. Jessie Dittmer
Worthy Patron - H. D. Brown
Treasurer - Mrs. Nettie Allen
Secretary - Mrs. Bertha Stoops
Conductress - Mrs. Jessie Conrad
Asst. Conductress - Mrs. Virginia Witt
Chaplain - Ella Stanton
Marshal - Mrs. Olivia Wolf
Warder - Mrs. Mary Bente
Organist - Mrs. Helen Dittmer
Sentinel - Mrs. Kate Wistrick
Ada - Mrs. Melba Lemka
Ruth - Greta Jane Miller
Esther - Ida Wilke
Martha - Mrs. Alice Griebel
Electa - Mrs. Abbie Griffith
~Elkader Register, Thur., 08 Jan. 1925

Volunteer Fire Company
At a regular meeting of the Elkader Volunteer Fire Company held Tuesday evening at the Town Hall the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Chief - Henry M. Wolf
Asst. Chief - Richard Opitz
Sec. - Treas. - W. F. Schwartz

Chief H. M. Wolf made assignments for the year as follows:
Truck Drivers - First, Wm. G. Allen, Second, Mike Eischeid, Third, Ed Stockman

Chemical Hose - Eldo Meyer, Lyle Miller

Ladders - A. A. Shultz, Jack Jungblut

Hose, No. 1 Pearl Huggins, Byron Abel, Archie Martin, Hugo Gusta; No. 2, Harvey Lenth, Don Munger, Arthur Hochhaus

Hydrant - No. 1 Wm. Schwartz; No. 2 Ernie Seifert

Fire Police - Henry Jungblut

Asst. Police - Stewart R. Price
~Elkader Register, Thur., 05 Mar. 1925

Knights of Columbus
Elkader Council, No. 2209, Knights of Columbus, at a regular meeting held last week Tuesday at the K. of C. Hall, elected the following officers for the ensuing year:
Grand Knight - J. F. Maley
Deputy Grand Knight - L. M. Bink
Recorder - N. H. Niemeyer
Financial Secretary - J. J. Finnegan
Treasurer - J. F. Fitzpatrick
Chancellor - F. J. Uriell
Advocate - D. D. Murphy
Warden - E. C. Fitzpatrick
Inside Guard - Leo Kelleher
Outside Guard - John Poull

Delegates to the state convention - J. F. Maley, F. J. Uriell. Alternates - P. J. Hyde, L. M. Bink
~Elkader Register, Thur., 08 Oct. 1925

1926

Modern Woodmen of America
The following officers of Camp 319, M.W.A., will be installed tonight (Thursday): Consul - D. E. Livingood
Past Council - George Cassidy
Advisor - Don Munger
Clerk - D. C. Hale
Banker - J. J. Kuehl
Escort - Fred Rodas
Physician - Dr. Hommel
Watchman - Emil Gossman
Sentry - Wm. Heitcamp
Trustees - Ed Meder, George Kuehl, Chas. Peick
~Elkader Register, Thur., 14 Jan. 1926. Local News Notes column

D.A.R.
The El Kader Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met at the home of Mrs. Madge Barnard for their annual meeting. The officers elected for the years are as follows:
Regent - Amie Donlon
Vice Regent - Nellie Peery Price
Secretary - Bess Bishop
Treasurer - Iowa Graf
Registrar - Kathleen M. Hempel
Chaplain - Lillian B. Schulte
Historian - Grace E. Hale
~Elkader Register, Thur., 13 May 1926

Order of Eastern Star
At the regular meeting of the local Eastern Star Lodge last Wednesday evening the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
W.M. - Mrs. Ruby Katschkowsky
Assoc. Matron - Mrs. W. C. Dittmer
W.P. - H. D. Brown
Assoc. Conductress - Mrs. Virginia Witt
Secretary - Bertha Stoops
Treasurer - Mrs. Albert Allen
Marshall - Mrs. H. M. Wolf
Chaplain - Ella Stanton
Warder - Mrs. George Bente
Sentinel - Mrs. Fred Wistrick
Organist - Alice Meyer
Ada - Mrs. R. C. Lemka
Ruth - Greta Jane Miller
Esther - Christine Schmidt
Martha - Mrs. J. K. Griebel
Electa - Mrs. H. L. Griffith
~Elkader Register, Thur., 10 Dec. 1925
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The Eastern Star held their installation of officers at the Masonic hall last Friday evening. Mrs. W. H. O'Brien acted as installing officer. The following officers were installed:
W.M. - Mrs. George Katschkowsky
A.M. - Mrs. W. C. Dittmer
W.P - H. D. Brown
Conductress - Mrs. H. J. Conrad
Associate Conductress - Mrs. W. J. Witt
Secretary - Mrs. Bertha Stoops
Treasurer - Mrs. Albert Allen
Marshal - Mrs. H. W. Wolf
Chaplain - Miss Ella Stanton
Warder - Mrs. Geo. Bente
Sentinel - Mrs. Fred Wistrick
Organist - Miss Alice Meyer
Ada - Mrs. R. C. Lemka
Ruth - Miss Gerda Jane Miller
Esther - Miss Christine Schmidt
Martha - Mrs. J. K. Griebel
Electa - Mrs. H. L. Griffith
~Elkader Register, Thur., 14 Jan. 1926. Local News Notes column

1927

Order of Eastern Star
Officers for the ensuing year were elected by the local chapter of the Eastern Star last evening and were as follows:
W.M. - Mrs. W. C. Dittmer
W.P. - H. L. Swenson
A.M.- Mrs. H. J. Conrad [note that she is named Mrs. H.L. in the 12/23 article]
Sec.- Miss Ella Stanton
Treas-. Mrs. Albert Allen
Conductress - Mrs. Wm. J. Witt
Associate Conductress - Mrs. R. C. Lemka
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 2 Dec. 1926

Order of Eastern Star
Officers of the local chapter of the Eastern Star, elective and appointive, will be installed at the regular January meeting, to be held Wednesday evening, January fifth. The following are the Officers elected:
W.M. - Mrs. W. C. Dittmer
W.P. - H. L. Swenson
A.M. - Mrs. H. L. Conrad [note that she is named Mrs. H.J. in the 12/2 article]
Secretary - Miss Ella Stanton
Treasurer - Mrs. Albert Allen
Conductress - Mrs. Wm. J. Witt
Asst. Conductress - Mrs. R. C. Lemka

Mrs. Dittmer has appointed the following for the various stations:
Ada - Mrs. Byron Abel
Ruth - Miss Inez Bock
Esther - Miss Christine Schmidt
Martha - Miss Greta Jane Miller
Electa - Mrs. Lillian Schulte
Chaplain - Mrs. Geo. Katschkowsky
Marshall - Mrs. Wm. Walther
Warder - Mrs. Geo. Bente
Sentinel - Mrs. Fred Wistrick.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 23 Dec. 1926

Royal Neighbors of America
Fern Leaf Camp Royal Neighbors at their regular meeting installed the following officers for the ensuing year:
Oracle - Mrs. Lizzie Ehrhardt
Vice Oracle - Edna Meder
Past Oracle - Nettie Allen
Chancellor - Kate Dittmer
Recorder - Mabel Wells
Receiver - Kate O'Brien
Marshal - Goldia Huggins
Assist. Marshal - Lena Meyer
Inner Sentinel - Lena Meyer
Outer Sentinel - Mary Bunting
Manager, three years - Kate Wistrick
Musician - Grace Tieden
Faith - Mrs. Flora Walther
Courage - Emma Bishop
Modesty = Mayme Mentzel
Unselfishness - Mary Bente
Endurance - Leona Downie
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 13 Jan. 1927. Local News columns

Elkader Band
The annual meeting of the Elkader Band was held in the City Hall last evening, January 5th, with Arno Gossman presiding as chairman. Officers elected for the ensuing year were as follows:
President - E. E. Beers
Vice President - Wm. H. Walther
Secy. - Treas. - John Stallbaum
Musical Director - Fred Jungblut
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 6 Jan. 1927

Volunteer Fire Company
Tuesday evening the local volunteer fire company re-elected all its old officers for the ensuing year, as follows:
Chief - H. M. Wolf
Asst. Chief - Dick Opitz
Sec. - Treas. - Wm. Swartz
Elkader passed through the past year without a single fire of any consequence, only one "still alarm" being made. Fred Rodas was elected as a member of the company.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 03 Mar. 1927

D.A.R.
The D. A. R.'s met at the Mrs. Lillian Schulte home Monday afternoon, May 9. A short program was given, followed by election of officers. Marjorie Richardson is a new member. Following are the officers elected:
Regent - Amie Donlon
Vice-Regent - Nellie Price
Registar - Bess Bishop
Treasurer - Marionette Jacobs
Historian - Grace Hale
Secretary - Iowa Graf
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 19 May 1927

Knights of Columbus
At a regular meeting of the Elkader Council No. 2209 Knights of Columbus, held on Monday evening last the following officers were elected for the coming year:
Grand Knight - M. J. Poull
Dep. Grand Knight - T. E. Brady
Chancellor - J. F. Maley
Recorder - Harold Downey
Financial Sec. - J. J. Finnegan
Treasurer - J. F. Fitzpatrick
Lecturer - E. A. Burlingame
Advocate - D. D. Murphy
Warden - E. C. Fitzpatrick
Inside Guard - Michael Downey
Outside Guard - John Poull
Trustee - W. J. Roach
Delegates to State Convention - M. J. Poull, J. F. Maley
Alternates - E. A. Burlingame, J. J. Finnegan
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 22 Sept. 1927

1928

Order of Eastern Star
At a regular meeting of Charity Chapter, No. 152, Order of the Eastern Star, Wednesday evening the following officers were elected for the year 1928:
W.M. - Mrs. Jessie Dittmer
W.P. - H. L. Swenson
A.M. - Mrs. Jessie Conrad
Conductress - Mrs. Virginia Witt
A.C. - Miss Inez Bock
Secretary - Miss Ella Stanton
Treasurer - Mrs. Nettie Allen
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 08 Dec. 1927

Officers of the local Eastern Star Order will be installed at a meeting to be held 12 Jan. Officers elected for the year are:
W.M. - Mrs. W. C. Dittmer
W.P. - H. L. Swenson
A.M. Mrs. H. J. Conrad
Conductress - Mrs. Wm. Witt, Jr.
A.C. - Inez Bock
Sec. - Ella Stanton
Treas. - Mrs. Albert Allen
Ada - Mrs. B. E. Abel
Ruth - Mrs. Lillian Schulte
Esther - Mrs. Bertha Stoops
Martha - Greta Jane Miller
Electa - Mrs. H. L. Griffith
Chaplain - Mrs. Geo, Kratschkowsky
Marshall - Mrs. Wm. H. Walther
Pianist - Alice Meyer
Warder - Mrs. Geo. Bente
sentinel - Mrs. Fred Wistrick
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 05 Jan. 1928

Kiwanis Club
The local Kiwanis Club at its last regular luncheon this week elected its new officers and directors for the coming year. They are:
President - H. J. Conrad
Vice President - W. W. Davidson
Trustee - R. C. Lemka
Treasurer - Arnold Stumme
Directors - M. B. Bishop, J. F. Becker, J. F. Donlon, A. S. Kilbourn, H. H. Hall ~Clayton County Register, Thur., 08 Dec. 1927

The following are the officers of the local Kiwanis club:
President - R. C. Lemka
Vice-President - W. W. Davidson
Secretary - H. W. Mumby
Treasurer - Dr. R. L. Morse
Trustee - H. J. Conrad
Directors - J. F. Becker, Max B. Bishop, Dr. J. P. Donlon, J. W. Downie,
Harold H. Hall, Rev. A. S. Kilbourne, E. F. Seifert
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 15 Mar. 1928. Pg. 1

Royal Neighbors of America
At a meeting of the R.N.A. Mrs. Jessie Dittmer was initiated into the order and the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Oracle - Mrs. Lizzie Ehrhardt
Vice Oracle - Mrs. Edna Meder
Past Oracle - Mrs. Nettie Allen
Chancellor - Mrs. Kate Dittmer
Recorder - Mrs. Mabel Wells
Receiver - Mrs. Kate O'Brien
Marshal - Mrs. Goldia Huggins
Inner Sentinel - Mrs. Lena Meyer
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. Mary Bunting
Musician - Mrs. Grace Tieden
Physician - Dr. P. R. V. Hommel
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 08 Dec. 1927

Eagle Patrol Boy Rangers
The Eagle Patrol Boy Rangers met at the Ole Allen home Wednesday evening. The semi-annual election of officers resulted as follows:
Pres. - Darryl Huggins
Vice-Pres. - Donald Witt
Secretary - Kenneth Witherall
Treasurer - Ross Powell
Medicine Man - August Baumgartner
Flag Bearer - Homer Griffith
Asst. Guide - Robt. Stebor will select the bugler.

Seventeen boys were present. The refreshments served by Mrs. Allen were much appreciated. A charter has been applied for by the trustees: S. H. Powell, William J. Witt and Pearl Huggins.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 12 Apr. 1928. Local News columns

Knights of Columbus
A class of seven candidates were initiated into the Elkader Council No. 2209, Knights of Columbus at the regular meeting of this council here last Sunday, Oct. 7. Work in the first degree was exemplified by the local degree team. The seven candidates were:
Hy. H. Heick, Elkader
John E. Downey, Elkader
John P. Broell, Elkader
Gerald Walz, Elkader
Herman Mueller, Garnavillo
Geo. J. O'Brien, Strawberry Point
Marcus H. O'Brien, Strawberry Point

Officers were also elected at this meeting, as follows:
Grand Knight - M. J. Poull
Deputy Grand Knight - T. E. Brady
Chancellor - D. J. Raftis
Recorder - Harold Downey
Financial Secretary - J. J. Finnegan
Treasurer - J. F. Maley
Advocate - D. D. Murphy
Physician - Dr. W. J. McGrath
Lecturer - E. A. Burlingame
Inner Guard - Mike Downey
Outer Guard - J. N. Poull
Installation of these officers was in charge of District Deputy G. A. Figge of Ossian.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 11 Oct. 1928

1929

Royal Neighbors of America
At the last regular meeting of the Royal Neighbors of America the following officers were elected for the new year:
Oracle - Mrs. Grace Tieden
Vice-Oracle - Mrs. Edna Meder
Past Oracle - Mrs. Lizzie Ehrhardt
Chancellor - Mrs. Kate Dittmer
Recorder - Miss Ella Stanton
Receiver - Mrs. Kate O'Brien
Marshal - Mrs. Goldia Huggins
Inner Sentinel - Mrs. Lena Meyer
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. Augusta Shultz
Manager - Mrs. Mabel Wells
Musician - Mrs. Leona Downie
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 27 Dec. 1928

Order of the Eastern Star
Officers installed for the Elkader Eastern Star for the ensuing year are as
follows:
W.M. - Mrs. H. J. Conrad
W.P. - H. L. Swenson
A.P. - Leroy Schroeder
A.M. - Mrs. Wm. J. Witt
Conductress - Mrs. J. A. Druyer
Associate Conductress - Mrs. R. C. Lemka
Treasurer - Mrs. Albert Allen
Secretary - Miss Ella Stanton
Marshall - Mrs. George Bente
Warder - Mrs. John Bahr
Sentinel - Mrs. H. M. Wolf
Chaplain - Mrs. H. L. Griffith
Pianist - Miss Alice Meyer
Ada - Mrs. Wm. Walther
Ruth - Mrs. G. H. Schmidt
Esther - Mrs. Bertha Stoops
Martha - Mrs. V. T. Price
Electa - Mrs. Lillian Schulte
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 10 Jan. 1929

Elkader Volunteer Fire Department
Election of officers for the local volunteer fire company was held at theirmeeting in the city hall, Tuesday, March 5.
Fire Chief - Henry M. Wolf
Assistant Fire Chief - Richard Opitz
Secr etary and Treasurer - W. F. Swartz
Fire Police - Stewart Price
Assistant Fire Marshal - Henry F. Jungblut
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 07 Mar. 1929

Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.)
The Elkader chapter of the D.A.R. met with Mrs. Max Bishop Thursday, May 9. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Regent - Lillian L. Schulte
Vice Regent - Virginia Witt
Secretary - Amy Jo Donlon
Treasurer - Zelma Davidson
Historian - Kathleen Hempel
Registrar - Marjorie Richardson
Chaplain - Nelly Peery Price
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 16 May 1929

1930

Royal Neighbors of America
At the meeting of the R.N. of A. Tuesday evening the following officers were elected [for the coming year]:
Oracle - Grace E. Tieden
Vice Oracle - Edna Meder
Past Oracle - Lizzie Ehrhardt
Receiver - Kate O'Brien
Recorder - Ella S. Stanton
Chancellor - Nettie Allen
Marshall - Goldie Huggins
Asst. Marshall - Lena Meyer
Inner Sentinel - Mrs. Geo. Meyer
Outer Sentinel - Augusta Schultz
Managers - Mabel Wells, Emma Meyer, Katie Wistrick
Musicians - Osie Jewell, Mirza McKinney
Faith - Emma Stephens
Modesty - Mayme Mentzel
Unselfishness - Mary Hulverson
Endurance - Mabel Behn
Courage - Emma Bishop
Physician - Dr. P.R.V. Hommel
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 05 Dec. 1929. Society columns
Order of the Eastern Star
At the regular meeting of Charity Chapter, Dec. 4th, the following officers were elected [for the coming year]:
Worthy Matron - Jessie Conrad
Worthy Patron - Hall Swenson
Assoc. Matron - Virginia Witt
Assoc. Patron - V. T. Price
Conductress - Inez Druyer
Assoc. Conductress - Melba Lemka
Secretary - Ella Stanton
Treasurer - Netie Allen
Adah - Flora Walther
Ruth - Olive Abel
Esther - Bertha Stoops
Martha - Lillian Schulte
Electa - Nellie Peery Price
Marshall - Mary Bente
Organist - Alice Meyer
Warden - Katie Bahr
Sentinel - Oliva Wolf
~Clayton County Register, Thur., Dec 4, 1929


Elkader Knights of Columbus, Tenth Anniversary
Sunday was an important day in the history of the local council of the Knights of Columbus, for they were celebrating the tenth anniversary of the inception of the council. Members from the councils at Ossian, Waukon, Oelwein, Cresco, New Hampton and Charles City were in attendance to witness the exemplification of the three degrees for sixteen candidates of the order. The exemplification of the degrees in the afternoon was followed by a banquet and program in the evening at which some addresses of a high order were heard. A pleasing feature of the banquet was the reception of a spray of red carnations presented by Elkader lodge, No. 72, A.F. & A.M., in commemoration of the tenth anniversary.

Elkader council No. 2209, Knights of Columbus had its inception July 25, 1920, when 26 members of the order from various parts of the county met here and decided to apply for a charter for a local council. The charter was granted the following October and the growth of the local council has been a steady one since that time.

The first officers of the council were:

John Maley, grand knight
C.D. Gleason, vice grand knight
F.J. Uriell, chancellor
J.F. Fitzpatrick, recorder
J.J. Finnegan, financial secretary
M.F. Stence, treasurer
R.C. Quinn, lecturer
D.D. Murphy, advocate
A.J. Cassidy, warden
Dr. W.J. McGrath, medical examiner
Leo P. Boland, inner guard
J.P. Liddy, outer guard
J.K. Molumby, J.J. Quinn and E.C. Fitzpatrick, trustees
The present officers are:

M.J. Poull, grand knight
E.A. Johanningmeier, deputy grand knight
J.J. Finnegan, chancellor
Harold Downey, recorder
E.A. Burlingame, financial secretary
D.J. Raftis, lecturer
D.D. Murphy, advocate
Michael Downey, warden
Dr. W.J. McGrath and Dr. J.W. Hudek, medical examiners
Don Schneider, inner guard
Wilbur Walz, outer guard
W.J. Roach, Peter Feeney and E.J. Walz, trustees

But few changes have been made in the official personnel. the council has but one past grand knight. The honor of holding office for the longest period of time belongs to J.J. Finnegan, who served as financial secretary for nine years and is at present the chancellor of the council. M.J. Poull has made an able grand knight and the order has prospered during his regime. Candidates taking the work here Sunday afternoon were:

Leo C. Miller, Elkader
Walter A. Downey, Elkader
John P. Humphrey, Elkader
M.F. Dinan, Elkader
Cecil J. Moyna, Elkader
Francis J. Feeney, Volga
Lloyd F. Schoulte, McGregor
Woodrow H. Schulte, Garnavillo
Francis X. Schaefers, Clayton
Augenius G. Berns, Guttenberg
Cletus F. Berns, Guttenberg
Edward W. Kipp, Ossian
Fred Luman Fisher, Edgewood
Fred Fink, Strawberry Point
Paul A. Olinger, Strawberry Point
Rev. V.J. Peters, Dubuque

~Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal, Dubuque, Iowa, Thursday evening edition, October 16, 1930
~transcribed for Clayton co. IAGenWeb by S. Ferrall

1932

Elkader O.E.S.
The newly elected officers of the Order of the Eastern Star will be installed at a special meeting Monday Evening, Jan. 18th. The officers are as follows:
Worthy Matron - Mrs. J. Alvin Druyor
Worthy Patron - F. E. Sharp
Associate Matron - Mrs. Albert Allen
Associate Patron - H. M. Wolf
Conductress - Mrs. Nelly Peery Price
Associate Conductress - Mrs. George Bente
Secretary - Mrs. Fred Wistrick
Treasurer - Miss Ella Stanton
Marshal - Mrs. John Bahr
Chaplain - Mrs. Anna Lusk
Pianist - Miss Marjorie Richardson
Ada - Miss Ruby Lange
Ruth - Mrs. F. E. Sharp
Esther - Mrs. Joe Winkler
Martha - Mrs. E. R. Withell
Electa - Mrs. Frank Bente
Warder - Mrs. Loraine Sickle
Sentinel - Miss Helen Griffith
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 14 Jan. 1932. Society column

The officers of the Order of the Eastern Star for the coming year were installed with an impressive ceremony at the lodge rooms Monday night with about sixty-five members and friends present. Mrs. W. C. Dittmer was the installing officer and Miss Ida Wilke the installing marshal. The following were installed as officers: [note: names as above]
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 21 Jan. 1932. Society column
Elkader Municipal Band
The Elkader Municipal Band elected its officers and director for the 1932 season at the annual meeting in the basement of the opera house last Monday evening, as follows:
President - H. F. Jungblut
Vice President - M E. Shultz
Sec - Treas. - Wm. Walther

Committees appointed by the president were as follows:
Investigating - John Jungblut, Richard Wolf, David Griffith
Auditing Committee - John Jungblut, Leo Walther, L. O. Wall

Fred Jungblut was engaged as director for the year 1932, by the band members.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 14 Jan. 1932


Boy Scouts
Eleven local Boy Scouts received advancement and recognition in Scouting at the Court of Honor held in Guttenberg Monday evening. Harry Powell became a first class Scout; N. J. Bailey, Wm. Sadewasser, Nordine Olson, Ray Turner and Ralph Gjertsen were promoted from tenderfoot to second class rank, and John Hommel successfully passed the tenderfoot requirements and received the tenderfoot badge.

The following boys were granted merit badges: Carl Winkler in music; Ervon Eggimann in firemanship; Dwain Stendel in personal health and Joe Barghahn in bird study, wood-carving and first aid.

Other members of the local troop who attended this court of honor were: Fred Stendel, Elvyn Schulte, Richard Busching, Ross Powell and John Combs. They were accompanied by the Scoutmaster, the Rev. C. T. Brewster, Lawrence Bryson and Roy Froelich.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 24 Mar. 1932

1934

Royal Neighbors of America
The officers of Fern Leaf Camp No. 1809, Royal Neighbors of America, for 1934 are:
Oracle - Goldie Huggins
Vice Oracle - Edna Meder
Recorder - Milda Meyer
Receiver - Leona Downie
Chaplain - Lizzie Ehrhardt
Past Oracle - Grace Tieden
Marshal - Mabel Behn
Outer Sentinel - Gertrude Bailey
Inner Sentinel - Mamie Mentzel
Manager - Mary Hulverson
Musician - Bertha Powell
Asst. Marshal - Charlotte Jewell
Modesty - Kate Wistrick
Endurance - Clara E. Leonard
Faith - Emma Stevens
Courage - Una Lemka
Selfishness - Mary Hulverson
Flag Bearer - Mrs. Ed. Leonard
Publicity Committee - Mamie Muench, Augusta Shultz

Juvenile Camp officers:
Oracle - Delbert Miller
Vice Oracle - Helen Jewell
Past Oracle - Ervena Seifert
Chancellor - Lorraine Knoke
Outer Sentinel - Ivanelle Knoke
Inner Sentinel - Aileen Meyer
Recorder - Robert Meyer
Receiver - Helen Miller
Marshal - Hermie Shultz
Asst. Marshal - Donald Muench
Musician - Lavon Tieden
~Clayton County Register, 04 Jan. 1934. Society columns
Order of the Eastern Star
Charity Chapter 152, Order of the Easter Star, installed their officers for 1934 on January 3rd. They are:
Worthy Matron - Nettie Allen (Mrs. Albert Allen)
Worthy Patron - Fern Sharp
Associate Matron - Nellie Peery-Price
Secretary - Ida Wilke
Treasurer - Kate Wistrick (Mrs. Fred Wistrick)
Conductress - Alvina Winkler
Associate Conductress - Eda Bandow (Mrs. LeRoy Bandow)
Chaplain - Louise Leibrock
Marshal - Ida Zahrndt
Organist - Alice Meyer
Adah - Marjorie Richardson
Ruth - Dorothy Johnson
Electa - Martha Kruse
Warden - Charlotte Jewell
Sentinel - Martha Bock
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 11 Jan. 1934
Note: The names in (parentheis) are from an earlier notice in same paper of 12/14/1933, added to further ID the woman. Also included on the earlier note was Associate Patron - Dr. H. D. Brown

Band
At the annual meeting of the Elkader band the following officers were elected for the year 1934:
President - Hy. Jungblut
Vice Pres. - M. E. Shultz
Secretary - Wm. Walther
Auditing Committee - J. Jungblut, Harold Griffith, Richard Wolf
Investigating Committee - Douglas Wolf, John Stillbaum, Donald Wolf
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 11 Jan. 1934

1935

Order of the Eastern Star
Charity chapter No. 152, Order of the Eastern Star, met Wednesday evening of last week in the Masonic club rooms and elected the following officers for 1935:
Worthy Matron - Mrs. Nelly Peery Price
Worthy Patron - F. E. Sharp
Associate Matron - Mrs. Joseph Winkler
Associate Patron - Dr. H. D. Brown
Conductress - Mrs. LeRoy Bandow
Associate Conductress - Mrs. LeRoy Johnson of St. Olaf
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 13 Dec. 1934

Elkader Band
Henry Jungblut was re-elected president of the Elkader Municipal Band at its annual meeting. Other officers of the band are: Vice-president, Merlin Schultz; Secretary-treasurer, Wm. Walther. The band desires new members and anyone interested should get in touch with any of the officers.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 17 Jan. 1935

Elkader Little Theatre Guild
At its second meeting in the high school building on Monday evening, the Little Theatre Guild elected:
President - Mrs. E. C. Fitzpatrick
Vice- President - M. E. Passmore
Secretary - Mrs. M. L. Knutson
Treasurer - H. K. Roggensack

Following the business meeting Supt. J. Dale Welsch talked briefly on the
organization of a play. The group will meet weekly alternately on Mondays and
Tuesdays.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 24 Oct. 1935

Fern Leaf Camp No. 1809, Royal Neighbors of America
The meeting of the Royal Neighbors was held Saturday afternoon at the lodge rooms at which time installation of officers took place. A new member, Miss Rachel Esmay, was initiated into the local camp at this time as a beneficiary. Officers installed were:
Oracle - Winnifred Merriman
Vice-Oracle - Mary Goadin
Past-Oracle - Lela Becker
Chancellor - Bessie Dohrer
Recorder - Leta Myers
Receiver - Vallie Germar
Marshall - Martha Duff
Asst.-Marshall - Theresa Robinson
Inner Sentinel - Alta Tompkins
Manager - Nora Marble, Elsa Blake, Olie Horton
Faith - Marie Otterbeck
Courage - Helen Boleyn
Modesty - Mae Linder
Unselfishness - Lera Robinson
Endurance - Ora Esmay
Flag bearer - Bertie Baars
Musician - Mrs. P. Myers
Clayton County Register, Thur., 10 Jan. 1935

1936

Drum and Bugle Corps
The local drum and bugle corps held its annual election last Thursday evening with the following results:
Commander - Leigh Mathews
Vice-Commander - G. H. Schmidt
Adjutant - J. F. Maley
Finance Officer - N. H. Niemeyer
Quartermaster - Ben Leonard
Historian - M. E. Passmore
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 7 Nov. 1935

(Note: This info was contained in the same article reporting the installation of Elkader American Legion Officers.)

Elkader O.E.S.
The election for 1936 officers of Charity Chapter No. 152, Order of the Eastern Star, was held Wednesday evening. The following were elected:
Worthy Matron - Mrs. Joseph Winkler
Worthy Patron - F. E. Sharp
Associate Matron - Mrs. LeRoy Bandow
Associate Patron - Dr. H. D. Brown
Conductress - Mrs. George Kruse
Associate Conductress - Mrs. Leroy Johnson
Secretary - Mrs. H. J. Conrad
Treasurer - Mrs. Fred Wistrick

The worthy Matron will appoint the various other officers at a later time.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 11 Dec. 1935

Fern Leaf Camp No. 1809, Royal Neighbors of America
Fern Leaf Camp 1809 of the Royal Neighbors of America held its annual election of officers last Wednesday evening. The following were elected:
Oracle - Mabel Behn
Vice-Oracle - Gertrude Bailey
Past Oracle - Goldie Huggins
Chancellor - Flora Walters
Recorder - Milda Meyer
Receiver - Leona Downie
Marshal - Clara Leonard
Assistant Marshal - Charlotte Jewell
Inner Sentinel - Augusta Shultz
Outer Sentinel - Mayme Muench

Appointive officers are:
Flag Bearer - Clara M. Leonard
Faith - Geneva Huggins
Unselfishness - Martha Kruse
Endurance - Lena Meyer
Courage - Una Lemke
Modesty - Lola Elvers
Juvenile Director - Gertrude Colvin
Assistant Juvenile Director - Elsie Downey
Manager - Pearl Huggins.
~Clayton County Register, Wed., 18 Dec. 1935. Society columns.

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