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Note: unless otherwise credited, the information has been contributed by Reid R. Johnson
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Note! For many years there were two separate A.O.U.W. organizations in Elkader. The following article explains why:

May End the War - Peace Plans in Iowa Point to Cessation of Twenty Years of Hostilities in A.O.U.W. Orders

Iowa Falls, Ia., Jan. 19 - After being at war for twenty years, members of the United Workmen in Iowa, as well as members of other fraternal insurance orders over the state, will watch with much interest the movement just taken to reunite the Ancient Order of United Workmen and the Iowa Workmen, two branches of an order that have been at war since the Iowa Workmen seceded in 1884.

If the plans do not miscarry the original branch of the order will absorb the Iowa Workmen, which seceded when the supreme lodge adopted a new rate of assessment and placed Iowa on the same basis as the southern states, where the ratio of mortality was much higher. About half the members of the order withdrew at the time of secession and have been members of the Iowa Workmen.

~Elkader Register, Thursday, January 21, 1904, page 1

Notes added by S. Ferrall:
In Clayton county by the late 1870's there were already 2 A.O.U.W. organizations, each frequently electing officers about the same time each year. 
Elkader Lodge No. 44 is A.O.U.W. (Ancient Order of United Workmen)
Bismarck Lodge No. 110 also is A.O.U.W., but the branch that seceded in the 1880s to be called Iowa Workmen.  When the newspapers reported lodge business they mostly referred to No. 110 as A.O.U.W. rather than specifying Iowa Workmen.

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1878

Ancient Order of United Workmen - A.O.U.W.
Elkader Lodge number 44, A,O.U.W., at their meeting Monday evening, installed the following officers:
P.M. W. - J. W. Shannon
M.W. - J. M. Leach
G.F. - P. C. Young
O. - G. M. Dempsie
Recorder - F. S. Davis
Financier - P. Lawrence
Receiver - C. F. Stearns
Guide - H. H. Barnard
I.W. - E. Partch
O.W. - G. Wertley
Trustee - O. F. Davis

E. Week, District Deputy G.M., performed the ceremonies of the occasion. J. W. Shannon, P.M. W., was chosen representative to the grand lodge which meets at Des Moines this month.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 3 Jan. 1878

Independent Order of Good Templars
The following officers were installed on Friday evening, who will run the independent order of good Templars for the next quarter:
W. C.T. - P. Lawrence
W. V.T. - Amelia Murdock
W.S. - Verni Mills
W. T. - Mrs. Lawrence
F.S. - Edgar Partch
W.C. - E. M. Cook
W.M. - Mattie Gilbert
I.G. - Linna Boller
O.G. - Lucy Partch
~Elkader Register, Thur., 7 Feb. 1878

I.O.O.F
Saturday evening the following officers were installed in Elkader Lodge No. 304, I.O.O.F.:
N.G. - Thos. L. Boots
V.G. - J. W. Shannon
Sec'y - M. A. Skinner
Treasurer - H. C. Grotewohl
Conductor - Marvin Cook
Warden - V. B. Parch
R.L.S. - Chas. E. Floete
L.L.S. - John Latham
R.S. to N.G. - J. F. Thompson
L.S. to N.G. - J. E. Branch
R.S. to V.G. - Thos. Bates
L.S. to V.G. - W. A. Skinner
O.G. - Wm. Latham
I.G. - Chas F. Schoch
Trustees - Marvin Cook, F. D. Bayless, H. C. Grotewohl
Finance Committee - J. F. Thompson, W. A. Skinner, J. E. Branch
~Elkader Register, Thur., 17 Jan. 1878

Fire Company Organized
At a meeting of the citizens of Elkader held in Murdock & Larkin's office, on Tuesday evening, for the purpose of organizing a fire company to operate the water works, the following officers were elected:
Chief of Fire Department - F. D. Bayless
Foreman - Fred Bosch
Assistant - A. T. Westlake
Chief Engineer - A. C. Gorgas
Assistants - Jacob Stemmer, Francis Davis II, C. Grotewold, Chas. Schoch Jr., Wm. Davis

A committee on constitution and by-laws was elected, consisting of: Henry C. Stearns, D. R. Mills, J. M. Snedigar

The old committee on water-works having made a report, were discharged. The meeting then adjourned until next Tuesday evening in the same office, when it is hoped the organization of the company will be completed.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 12 Dec. 1878

1879

Elkader Fire Company Organized
The fire company is now fully organized with a membership of 48, and being disciplined in their respective duties in operating the hose and water works. The company have been meeting every week for some time past to perfect the organization, and acquire discipline. Lanterns, a cheap fire-bell and many other necessary articles have been purchased and hose reels are being made. The company are very much in need of funds with which to buy ladders, axes, pay rents and for many other expenses that are absolutely necessary in making the department complete. It is to be hoped that our people will devise some means to raise a fund, and thus complete the good work, and then our town will have as complete a fire department and water works as any town in the state. The company have adopted a uniform, consisting of a red shirt, black belt and black cap. This expense will be met by each individual. The following is a complete roster of the company:

Chief - F. D. Bayless
Foreman - F. Bosch
Asst. Foreman - A. T. Westlake
Secretary - Mathew Fitzpatrick
Treasurer - J. M. Snedigar
Chief Engineer - A. C. Gorgas

Assistant Engineers:
J. A. Stemmer
Francis Davis
H. C. Grotewold
Chas. Schoch, Jr.
Will Davis

Couplers:
David Livingood
Daniel Gleason, Jr.

Pipemen:
George Snedigar
Thomas H. Bates
Frank Liers
A. Katchkowsky
George Wolf
Ben. Shannon
Can. G. Smith
John Sieberts

Investigating Committee:
C. Reinecke
D. R. Mills
Charles Knecht
Police:
John M. Prior
Wilber Partch
H. H. Oglesbee
J. A. Ready
and the Investigating Committee

Hosemen, Laddermen, &c.:
A. E. Tyler
Chas. F. Schoch
John Kramer
P. H. Mullen
J. W. Gilbert
Martin Dittmer
Geo. Brinkhaus
Fred Guldi
Milo Munger
Henry Koehn
Frank Leibrock
Louis Strobel
E. C. Stearns
Henry Schroeder
Ross Moreland
D. D. Wade
Aug. Boreman
J. W. Sargeant

Torch Boys:
Harry Grotewold
Emil Weiland


~Elkader Register, Thur., 23 Jan. 1879


A.O.U.W. No. 110
The following persons are the installed officers of Bismarck Lodge No. 110, A.O.U.W., of Elkader:
E.M.W. - Charles Leibrock
M.W. - Edward Homan
Foreman - Louis Schroeder
Overseer - Jacob Stemmer
Sec - F. Dennert
Financial Sec. - H. C. Grotewold
Treasurer - J. B. Schmidt
Guide - Aug. Boreman
I.W. - Geo. Wachmuth
O.W. - Charles Adam
Delegate to Grand Lodge - Mr. Geo. Wolf

Bismarck Lodge is in a flourishing condition, and has a membership of 38
~Elkader Register, Thur., 2 Jan. 1879

A.O.U.W. No. 44
Installation - A.O.U.W. - The following are the officers of Elkader Lodge, No. 44, elected Monday evening, and to be installed Monday evening, July 7th:
M.W. - William Wilke
Foreman - K. F. Purdy
Overseer - O. F. Davis
Recorder - C. B. McDonald
Financier - Dr. C. H. Stearns
Guide - M. Cook
I.W. - H.H. Barnard
O.W. - G. Wertley
Sec. - E. H. Partch
Trustee - P. C. Young
~Elkader Register, Thur., 03 July 1879. Town and County columns

A.O.U.W. No. 110
Installation - The following officers elect of Bismarck Lodge, No 110, A.O.U.W., will be installed this evening:
Ex. M.W. - E. Homan
M.W. - L. Schroeder
G.F. - G. Borman
O. - F. W. Seifert
Fin. - H. C. Grotewohl
Treas. - J. B. Schmidt
Sec. - Frank Dennert
G. - Jacob Stemmer
I.W. - J. A. Ready
O.W. - Geo. Wolf
T. Frank Leirs
~Elkader Register, Thur., 03 July 1879. Town and County columns

I.O.O.F.
The following officers of Elkader Lodge, No. 304, I.O.O.F., were duly installed for the current term, last Saturday evening, by W. G. Woodall, D.D.G.M.;
N.G. - Fred Bosch
V.G. - C. B. McDonald
Sec. - C. A. Gorgas
Treas. - H. C. Grotewohl
R.S.N.G. Marvin Cook
L.S.N.G. - W. A. Preston
R.S.V.G. - J. E. Branch
L.S.V.G. - Jacob Stemmer
W. - Geo. Wolf
C. - A. Kramer
O.G. - M. A. Skinner
I.G. - C. F. Schoch
~Elkader Register, Thur., 24 July 1879

1880

I.O.O.F.
The following is a list of officers elected and appointed of Elkader Lodge No. 304 I.O.O.F. for the ensuing term:
N.G. - C. B. McDonald
V.G. - H. C. Grotewohl
Sec'y - C. A. Gorgas
Treas. H. H. Hagensick
W. - M. Cook
C. - C. E. Floete
R.S.S. - George Wolf
L.S.S. - J. C. Stemmer
I.G. - John Latham
O.G. - J. W. Shannon
R.S.N.G. - J. F. J. F. Thompson
L.S.N.G. - L. H. Place
R.S.V.G. - C. R. Moulton
L.S.V.G. - P. W. McClelland
~Elkader Register, Thur., 11 Dec. 1879

1881

I.O.O.F.
D.D.G.M. James Schroeder, of Guttenberg, was in town Saturday, and installed the following officers of Elkader Lodge , No. 304, I.O.O.F.: 
N.G., M. A. Skinner
V.G., C. E. Floete
Sect., Marvin Cook
Treas., H. H. Hagensick
~Elkader Register, Fri., 5 Aug. 1881

A.O.U.W. No. 110
The following are the officers elected by Bismark Lodge, No. 110, A.O.U.W., of this place, at their regular meeting last Thursday evening, for the ensuing year.: 
P.M.W. - Fred Bosch
M.W. - Adolf Katechkowsky
Foreman - H. C. Grotewold
Overseer - Chas. Adams
Recorder - F. W. Dennert
Financier - F. Liers
Receiver - Jacob Stemmer
Guide - J. B. Schmidt
I.W. - J. A. Ready
O. W. Geo. Wolf
Trustee - A. Borman
Medical Examiners - G. Wheeland and K. F. Purdy
~Elkader Register, Thur., Jan. 6, 1881

1883

Ancient Order of United Workmen - A.O.U.W.
Elkader lodge, No. 44, A.O.U.W.
, elected the following officers for the ensuing year on Monday evening last:
P.M.W. - O. F. Davis
M.W. - D. G. Griffith
F. - C. H. Sterns
O. - C. F. Stearns
Rec. - J. M. Leach
Fin. - H. W. Wilke
Receiver - W. A. Preston
G. - E. W. Stanton
I.W. S. A. Bass
O.W. - G. Wertley
Trustee - G. F. Stearns
Med. Ex. - K. F. Purdy and S. A. Bass
~Elkader Register, Fri., Dec. 22, 1882

Below we give a list of the officers of Bismarck lodge, No. 110, A.O.U.W., who were elected on Thursday evening of last week.
P.M.W. - Charles Reinecke
M.W. - August Uecker
F. - Wm. Mueschewsky
O. - J. G. Hagensick
Rec. - F. W. Dennert
Fin. - Aug. Borman
Receiver - J. C. Stemmer
Guide - George Wolf
I.W. - C. F. Schoch
O.W. - H. C. Grotewohl
Medical Examiners - K. F. Purdy & S. A. Bass
~Elkader Register, Fri., Jan. 5, 1883
Elkader Gun Club
Elkader can now boast of a gun club as well as other towns in the county. A meeting was held last week, and the following members enrolled:
Captain - Chas. Schoch
Secretary - J. F. Kenkle
Martin Dittmer
Adolf Katschkowsky
Herman Katschkowsky
Wm. Beer
August Falkenhainer
They will soon commence practicing at glass ball shooting, and will hold a tournament later in the season.
~Elkader Register, Fri., May 4, 1883. Home News column

1884 & 1885

A.O.U.W. No. 110
At their meeting on Thursday evening, Dec. 27th, Bismark Lodge, No. 110, A.O.U.W., elected the following officers for the ensuing term:
P.M.W. - W. Mueschewsky
M.W. - J. G. Hagensick
F. - C. W. Walser
O. - Herman Katschowsky
S. - F. W. Dennert
Fin. - H. C. Grotewohl
G. - Martin Dittmer
I.W. - Fred Kruse
O.W. Herm. Gall
Med. Ex. - Drs. Purdy and Bass
Rep. to Grand Lodge - F. W. Dennert
~Elkader Register, Fri., Jan. 4, 1884. Home News column.
A.O.U.W. No. 44
The following officers of Elkader lodge No. 44, A.O.U.W., were elected for the ensuing year on Monday evening:
M.W. - G. Wertley
Foreman - D. R. Mills
Overseer - G. F. Davis
Recorder - J. M. Leach
Fin. - T. M. Davidson
Receiver - C. F. Stearns
Guide - E. W. Stanton
I.W. - N. Adams
O.W. - H. W. Wilke
Trusees - O. F. Davis, D. R. Mills & D. G. Griffith
~Elkader Register, Wed., Dec. 17, 1884

1897

I.O.O.F.
ELKADER LODGE 304 I.O.O.F.
Wednesday evening District Deputy W. J. Knowles, of McGregor, installed the following officers of this organization:
N.G. - F. E. Schmidt
V.G. - A. Scovel
Sec. - C. W. Walser
Treas. - H. H. Hagensick
Con. - L. F. Gossmann
Warden - Wm. Ebendorf
R.S.N.G. - Geo. Wolf
L.S.N.G. - M. Cook
R.S.V.G. - M. Dittmer
L.S.V. - J. C. Stemmer
J.S. - Fred Zahrndt
O.S. = E. R. Munger
R.S.S. - L. H. Place
L.S.S. - Chas. Schoch
~Elkader Register, Thur., 08 Jan. 1897

A.O.U.W. No. 110
Bismark Lodge No. 110, A.O.U.W., elected the following officers:
M.W. - F. Hadrich
For. - Adam Walther
O. - Peter Eberhardt
Guide - Henry Koehn
Recorder - F. E. Schmidt
Financier - Wm. Witt
Receiver - August Uecker
J.W. - Wm. Wolter
O.W. - A. Katskowsky
Med. Ex. - Dr. R. Gmelin
Trustee - C. Reinecke
Deputy - F. Hadrich
~Elkader Register, Thur., 08 Jan. 1897
Rathbone Sisters
Last Tuesday Mrs. E.L. Noble, Most Excellent Chief of Purity Temple of Rathbone Sisters, of Edgewood came to Elkader for the purpose of instituting a Temple here. She was assisted in the work by the following ladies from Purity Temple: Mesdames S.T. Richards, B.W. Shepard, C.S. Maxon, A. Wilcox, M.M. Newman, R.W. Cole, A.J. Elliot and R.S. Huntington.

There were present also Messrs Noble, Shepard, Maxon, Wilcox, Elliot and Cole, who are members of the Temple and K.P. Lodge. The first session was held in the K of P hall in the afternoon when the following officers were elected for the ensuing term:
M.E.C. - Mrs. C.E. Grotewohl
P.C. - Mrs. R.F. Schmidt
E.S. - Mrs. H.C. Bishop
E.J. - Mrs. D.C. Hale
M. - Miss Mary Hagensick
M. of R.C. - Mrs. A.L. Barthel
M. of F. - Miss Alma Brown
Protector - Mrs. S.R. Munger
Guard - Mrs. C.W. Walser

Twenty eight members united Tuesday evening and there are a number of others yet to be added to the charter. The Temple will be known as Victory Temple No. 85, Rathbone Sisters.
~Elkader Register, Friday, March 19, 1897 - contributed by S. Ferrall

I.O.O.F.
At the recent meeting of the Elkader lodge No. 304 I.O.O.F. the following officers were elected for the ensuing term:
N.G. - A. Scovel
V.G. - Wm. Ebendorf
Sec. - C. W. Walser
Treas. - H. H. Hagensick
Representative - C. W. Walser
~Elkader Register, Fri. morning, 16 June 1897. Scrap Bag column

1898

Modern Woodmen of America - M.W.A.
Mystic Camp No. 319, M.W.A., at its regular meeting Saturday evening elected the following:
V.C. - C. W. Walser
W.A. - H. H. Barnard
E.B. - Chas. Ruegnitz
Clerk - Geo. H. Wolf
Escort - Frank Moran
Watchman - B. F. Falkenhainer
Sentry - A. L. Tompers
Manager for 3 yr. term - Jas. E. Corlett
~Elkader Register, Fri. moning, 10 Dec. 1897

Knights of Pythias

At the regular convention of Elkader Lodge, No. 2, K. of P., last Tuesday evening, the following knights were elected to the several offices for the ensuing year:
C.C. - H. C. Bishop
V.C. - A. E. Hagensick
Prelate - D. C. Hale
K.R S - S. R. Munger
M. of E. - D. C. Hale
M. of F. - S. R. Munger
M. of W. - R. F. Schmidt
M. at A - H. D. Brown
I.G. - B. F. Falkenhainer
O.G. - V. L. Gilje
Trustees - W. F. Reinecke, H. D. Brown, R. F. Schmidt
~Elkader Register, Fri. morning, 31 Dec. 1897. Local Scrap Bag columns
Rathbone Sisters
At the regular meeting of Victory Temple, No. 80, Rathbone Sisters, held in the K.P. hall last Tuesday evening the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
M.E.C. - Mrs. S. R. Munger
E.S. - Mary Hagensick
E.J. - Mrs. A. C. Hagensick
M. - Mrs. H. D. Brown
M. of R. & C. - Mrs. a. L. Barthel
M. of F. - Miss Alma Brown
Protector - Mrs. E. C. Gifford
Guard - Mrs. A. Scovel
Trustees - Mesdames D. C. Hale, B. F. Falkenhainer, R. F. Schmidt
~Elkader Register, Fri. morning, 10 Dec. 1897
Note: The no. of this organization is given as 80, but in the notice of organization in March 1897 it is No. 85

Modern Brotherhood of America organized
Elkader Lodge No. 165 of this new insurance order was organized at this place last Friday evening, starting out under favorable auspices. The following officers were elected:
President - S. R. Munger
Vice President - Mrs. Amelia Witt
Sec. - M. Cook
Treas. - L. F. Gossmann
Physician - Dr. J. D. Brownson
Con. - Milo Munger
Watchman - Ed Russell
Sentry - Chas. Scovel
Delegate - J. D. Brownson
Alternate - D. G. Griffith
Managers - D. G. Griffith, E. R. Munger, Mrs. Polly A. Munger
~Elkader Register, Fri. morning, 10 Dec. 1897

1899

I.O.O.F. No. 304
At a recent meeting the Elkader lodge of Odd Fellows elected the following officers:
N.G. - A. C. Hagensick
V.G. - J. C. Stemmer
Sec. - C. W. Walser
Treas. - H. H. Hagensick
The officers will be installed next Wednesday evening by Dr. Robertson, D.D.G.M., of Monona.
~Elkader Register, 05 Jan. 1899
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On the evening of the 11th, J. E. Robertson, D.D.G.M., installed the following officers of Elkader Lodge, No. 304, I.O.O.F.:
N.G. - A. C. Hagensick
V.G. - J. C. Stemmer
Sec. - C. W. Walser
Treas. - H. H. Hagensick
Warder - Geo. Munger
Con. - Geo. Wolf
R.S. to N.G. - M. Dittmer
L.S. to N.G. - F. E. Schmidt
R.S.S. - D. G. Griffith
L.S.S. - L. F. Gossmann
J._. - C. F. Schoch
O.G. - E. R. Munger
~Elkader Register, 19 Jan. 1899

Order of the Eastern Star
Charity Chapter No. 152, O.E.S, installed its officers last evening. They are as follows:
W.M. - Mrs. J. M. Leach
W.P. - A. C. Hagensick
A.M. - Carrie Becker
Sec. - Lizzie Leibrock
Treas. - Mrs. E. M. Paul
Con. Mrs. Jos. Lamm
Asst. Con. - Ella Wilke
Chap. - Mrs. D. G. Griffith
Adah - Martha Hill
Ruth - Mrs. J. D. Brownson
Esther - Mrs. J. E. Corlett
Martha - Mrs. F. G. Leibrock
Electa - Mrs. E. W. Stanton
Warder - Mrs. H. D. Brown
Sentinel - E. W. Stanton
Marshal - Mrs. Frank Landon
Organists - Mrs. Anna Wilke, Mrs. H. Meyer
~Elkader Register, 05 Jan. 1899

Iowa Workmen, Bismarck Lodge No. 110
Bismarck Lodge, No. 110, Iowa Workmen elected the following at their recent meeting:
M.W. - C. W. Walser
For. - G. H. Wolf
O. - John G. Hagensick
Fin. - Wm. Witt
Recorder - F. E. Schmidt
Rec. - Aug. Uecker
O.W. - A. Katskowsky
Phy. - J. D. Brownson
Trustee - Geo. Wolf
Deputy - Aug. Uecker
~Elkader Register, 05 Jan. 1899

Brotherhood of American Yeomen, Homestead No. 289
An homestead of the Brotherhood of American Yeomen, was instituted at this place last evening with twenty-two members, By Deputy Wood of Arlington, assisted by Mr. Etter, of Elgin. It was called Elkader Homestead, No. 289, and the following officers elected and installed:
Foreman - W. E. Witt
M. of C. - D. G. Griffith
Correspondent - A. L. Barthel
M. of A. - H. W. Wilke
Phy. - John H. Hill
Overseer - John Foster
W. - E. W. Stanton
Sent. - Fred Cook
G. - H. C. Bishop
Rowena - Mrs. F. E. Schmidt
Rebecca - Mrs. M. M. Prouty
This society is a new fraternal insurance organization which has some admirable features not found in any other. The order is rapidly growing in membership and offers life and accident insurance at cost, and its method of providing a reserve fund insures that the assessments will not become burdensome. The new homestead starts out under favor-auspices.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 20 Apr. 1899

Royal Neighbors, Fern Camp
At the Woodman Hall last Friday evening, Mrs. Bentley, Deputy Grand Oracle, organized Fern Camp, of the Royal Neighbors at this place. This is the ladies branch of the Modern Woodman, and is a large and growing order, furnishing insurance to its members, men and women. The following are the officers of the new camp:
Oracle - Miss Mattie Schoch
Vice Oracle - Mrs. John Powell
Recorder - Mrs. W. F. Reinecke
Receiver - Mrs. Martin Dittmer
Chancellor - Mrs. B. F. Falkenhainer
Marshal - Mrs. Carrie M_l_er
Inner Sent. - Miss Rosa Schoch
Outer Sent. - Mrs. Wm. Grube
Managers - Mrs. Landon, Mrs. Robt. Schmidt, Martin Dittmer

Besides the above, the following are among the members:
Mrs. J. A. Kramer
Mrs. John Maehl
Mrs. Frank Moran
Mrs. Bessie Hyde
Miss Abbie Munger
Mrs. A. G. Elvidge
Geo. H. Wolf
Mrs. Henry Koehn
John Maehl
May Cook
Mrs. Geo. Wolf
Mrs. Losch
Mrs. Chas. Bennington
B. F. Falkenhainer
Wm. Grube
C. Walser
~Elkader Register, Thur., 17 Aug. 1899. Local News columns

1900

M.W.A.
At the meeting of Mystic Camp No. 319, M.W.A., the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
V.C. - A. L. Barthel
W.A. - H. C. Bishop
E.B. - Chas. Ruegnitz
Clerk - J. A. Kramer
Escort - Frank Moran
Watchman - M. E. Munger
Sentry - B. F. Falkenhainer
Physicians - W. A. Miller, J. D. Brownson
Manager - D. C. Hale
~Elkader Register, Thur., 07 Dec. 1899

Turn-verein

The Elkader Turn-verein at its meeting on last week Wednesday evening elected the following officers:
Pres. - A. Kramer
Vice-Pres. - C.G. Schmidt
Sec. - Chas. Reinecke
Treas. - J.B. Schmidt
Teacher - Prof. Braun
Janitor - B.F. Falkenhainer
~Elkader Register, Thursday, December 14, 1899 - contributed by S. Ferrall

Rathbone Sisters
Victory Temple No 85, Rathbone Sisters at their last meeting elected the following officers:
P.C. - Mrs. S.R. Munger
M.E.C. - Miss Mary Hagensick
E.S. - Mrs. Hale
E.J. - Mrs. C.E. Grotewohl
M. - Mrs. Bishop
M.R.C. - Mrs. Barthel
M.F. - Mrs. R.F. Schmidt
P. - Mrs. Falkenhainer
G. - Mrs. Al Scovel
Trustees - Mrs. D.C. Hale, Mrs. S.R. Munger & Mrs. H.C. Bishop
~Elkader Register, Thursday, December 14, 1899 - contributed by S. Ferrall

I.O.O.F.
Elkader lodge of Odd Fellows at their meeting last evening elected the following officers:
N.G. - John G. Hagensick
V.G. - George Munger
Tres. - H. H. Hagensick
Sec. C. W. Walser
~Elkader Register, Thur., 21 Dec. 1899

Royal Neighbors
Fern Leaf Camp, No. 1809, Royal Neighbors of America, at their regular meeting held Wednesday evening Dec. 12th, the following officers were elected:
Oracle - Mrs. Mate Landon
Vice Oracle - Mrs. Kate Powell
Recorder - Mrs. W. K. Wolf
Receiver - Mrs. Kate Falkenhainer
Marshal - Mrs. Kate Dittmer
Chancellor - Mrs. Mary Kramer
Inner Sentinel - Miss Rose Schoch
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. Bertha Grube
Managers - Mrs. Julia Koehn, Martin Dittmer, Mrs. Ella Schmidt
Physicians - Dr. W. A. Miller, Dr. J. D. Brownson
~Elkader Register, Thur., 21 Dec. 1899
Yeomen
At a meeting of Elkader Lodge No. 269, Brotherhood of American Yeoman, on Monday evening, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Past Foreman - W. E. Witt
Foreman - D. G. Griffith
M. of C. - Fred Cook
M. of A. - H. W. Wilke
Cor. - A. L. Barthel
Overseer - W. H. Koehn
Lady Rowena - Mrs. D. G. Griffith
Lady Rebecca - Mrs. M. M. Prouty
Phy. - John H. Hagensick
W. - E. W. Stanton
S. - F. M. Miles
S. - Aug. Uecker
~Elkader Register, Thur., 21 Dec. 1899

Modern Brotherhood of America
At the meeting of Protection Lodge, No. 165, Modern Brotherhood of America, last Friday evening, the officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Pres. - D. G. Griffith
Vice Pres. - Wm. Crowe
Sec. - M. Cook
Treas. - Dr. J. D. Brownson
Chap. - Mrs. S. R. Munger
Con. - Chas. Munger
Phy. - Dr. J. D. Brownson
W. - H. Cook
S. - Chas. Scovil
Trustees - E. R. Munger, Mrs. P. A. Munger, Wm. Crowe
~Elkader Register, Thur., 28 Dec. 1899

Knights of Pythias

At the last meeting of Elkader Lodge No. 2, K. of P., the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
C.C. - G. H. Schulte
V.C. - H. D. Brown
Prel. - D. C. Hale
M. of W. - V. L. Gilje
M. of E. - D. C. Hale
K.R. & S. - S. R. Munger
M. of F. - S. R. Munger
M. at A. - J. E. Corlett
I.G. - J. T. Hyde
O.G. - A. E. Hagensick
Trustees - R. F. Schmidt, A. E. Hagensick, H. D. Brown
~Elkader Register, Thur., 04 Jan. 1900. Local News columns.

Order of the Eastern Star
At the regular meeting of Charity Chapter No. 152, O.E.S., last evening, Rev. and Mrs. G. W. Baxter and Mrs. Geo. Wolf were initiated into the mysteries of the order. After this ceremony came the installation, the evenings work being concluded with refreshments. The following are the new officers:
W.M. - Mrs. J. D. Brownson
W.P. - Fred Cook
A.M. - Mrs. Kate Russell
Sec. - Lizzie Liebrock
Treas. - Mrs. E. M. Paul
Con. - Martha Hill
Asst. Con. - Mrs. F. G. Liebrock
Chap. - Mrs. D. G. Griffith
Adah - Mrs. Edna Wolf
Ruth - Ella Wilke
Esther - Mrs. Nellie Peery Price
Martha - Mrs. Alpha Stringer
Electra - Mrs. J. C. Stemmer
Warder - Mrs. A. O. ElvSent.
Sent. - E. W. Stanton
Marshall - Mrs. Frank Landon
Organist - Mrs. May Cook
~Elkader Register, Thur., 04 Jan. 1900. Local News columns.

1901

Fair and Track Association
The Elkader Fair and Track Association held its annual meeting at the Court House Wednesday afternoon. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
President - A. O. Elvidge
Vice President - Ed. Hofer
Secretary - Chas. Oehring
Treasurer - Chas Johnsen
Directors - P. J. Cain, Wm Crowe, Frank Uriell, W. F. Reieneke, E. C. Erhardt.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 29 Nov. 1900. Local News columns

Knights of Pythias
At the regular meeting of Elkader Lodge No. 2, K. of P., Inst. Tuesday evening the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
C.O. - G. H. Schulte
V.C. - H. D. Brown
Prelate - D. C. Hale
M. of W. - A. L. Barthel
K.R.S. - S. R. Munger
M. of E. - D. C. Hale
M. of F. - S. R. Munger
M. of A. - John Bahr
I.G. - H. C. Bishop
O.G. - J. E. Corlett
Trustees - H. D. Brown, A. D. Barthel, R. F. Schmidt
~Elkader Register, Thur., 13 Dec. 1900. Local News columns

Rathbone Sisters
VICTORY TEMPLE No. 85, Rathbone Sisters, Tuesday evening, elected the following officers for the ensuing year:
M.E.C. - Mrs. Kate Falkenhainer
E.S. - Mrs. Ed. Gifford
E.J. - Mrs. H. D. Brown
M. - Mrs. H. C. Bishop
M.R.C. - Mrs. A. L. Barthel
M.F. - Mrs. Robt. Schmidt
P. - Mrs. A. Scovel
G. - Mrs. H. H. Hagensick
P.C. - Mary Hagensick
I.O. - Mrs. S. R. Munger
Trustees - Mesdames H. C. Bishop, S. R. Munger, Mary Hagensick
~Elkader Register, Thur., 20 Dec. 1900

Royal Neighbors
At a recent meeting of Fern Leaf Camp, No. 1809, of Royal Neighbors at this place the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Oracle - Mrs. May Landon
V. Oracle - Mrs. Kate Powell
Past Oracle - Mattie Schoch
Chancellor - Mrs. Ella Schmidt
Recorder - Mrs. Mary Kramer
Receiver - Mrs. Kate Falkenhainer
Marshal - Mrs. Bertha Grube
I.S. - Rosa Schoch
O.S. - Mrs. Anna Layton
Managers - Mrs. Regina Elvidge, B. F. Falkenhainer
Phys. - Drs. Everall and Miller

At the last meeting two candidates, Mr. F. G. Liebrock and Mrs. D. E. Gleason, were adopted and some eight petitions are to be acted upon.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 20 Dec. 1900

Modern Brotherhood of America
At the regular meeting of Protection Lodge No. 165, M.B.A., last Friday evening, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
President - E. F. Cords
Vice President - A. L. Peterson
Sec. and Treas. - D. G. Griffith
Con. - M. W. Munger
Watch. - H. Cook
Sentry - C. N. Scovel
Chap. - E. R. Munger
Lodge Phy. - J. D. Brownson
Trustees - S. R. Munger, W. H. Crowe, E. Russell
~Elkader Register, Thur., 20 Dec. 1900

Brotherhood of American Yeomen
At the meeting of Elkader Homestead, No. 269, B.A.Y., Monday evening the following officers were elected:
H.F. - D. G. Griffith
M.C. - Fred Cook
Cor. - A. L. Barthel
M.A. - H. W. Wilke
O. - Wm. O'Brien
Phy. - J. G. Hagensick
Lady Rowena - Mrs. Aug. Uecker
Lady Rebecca - Mrs. Kate Maley
W. - John Toutsch
S. - Frank Hochhaus
G. - H. O. Johnson
Med. Ex. - Dr. W. J. McGrath
This organization has about 45 members in the local homestead and is increasing at almost every meeting.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 20 Dec. 1900

Order of Eastern Star - O.E.S.
The following officers of Charity Chapter No. 152, O.E.S., of this place were installed at the meeting last evening. After the ceremony refreshments were served:
W.M. - Mrs. Kate Russell
W.P. - Fred Cook
A.M. - Mrs. F. M. Landon
Sec. - Lizzie Leibrock
Treas. - A. J. Carpenter
Con. - Martha Hill
A. Con. - Mrs. F. G. Leibrock
Ada - Mrs. G. C. Wolf
Ruth - Ella Wilke
Esther - Mrs. H. D. Brown
Martha - Mrs. J. C. Stemmer [Note: see below for a correction]
Chap. - Mrs. M. E. Munger Jr.
Mar. - Mrs. H. S. Merritt
Warder - Mrs. A. O. Elvidge
Sent. - E. W. Stanton
Organist - May Landon
~Elkader Register, Thur., 3 Jan. 1901

(Published in the next weeks newspaper. The remainder of the officers were the same as reported the previous week)
Correction:
Martha - Mrs. J. A. Stringer
Addition:
Electa - Mrs. J. C. Stemmer
~Elkader Register, Thur., 10 Jan. 1901

Elkader Fire Company
At the monthly meeting last Thursday evening the Elkader Fire Co. elected the following officers:
Chief - J. A. Kramer.
Asst. Chief - J. M, Jenson
Foreman - John Bahr
Asst. - D. E. Gleason
Sec. and Treas. - A. J. Carpenter

The members of the company were assigned positions as follows:
Hose Co. No. 1:
Nozzlemen - H. Benschneider, P. Cassidy
Pipemen - Jno. Everall, Joe Kramer, C. W. Walser
Hydrant - D. E. Gleason

Hose Co. No. 2:
Nozzlemen - F. Hofer, Jno. Losch, Jno. Stoops
Pipemen - Jno. Bahr, A. J. Carpenter
Hydrant - S. R. Munger

It was determined at this meeting to divide the town into 4 fire wards for the purpose of signaling the location of the fire. The river and Main Street running from the jail to the Schmidt residence are taken for the dividing lines. On the West side the district north of Main Street was labled No. 1, that south of Main Street being No. 2. On the East side the north ward will be No. 3 and the one south of Main Street No. 4. The rule for signaling is simple. After the first general alarm, the number of taps with intervals between should correspond with the number of the ward in which the fire is located. This should be repeated several times and will result in saving time to the firemen and the citizens by giving them an idea of where to go. Everyone should remember this signal and make proper use of it when the occasion arises.
~Elkader Register, Thur., March 14, 1901. Local News columns.

1902

Fair and Track Association
The annual meeting of the Elkader Fair and Track Association was held at the court room Wednesday afternoon. The reports of the Secretary and Treasurer were read and having been audited were approved. They showed that the association was in a prosperous condition. The following officers were elected:
President - A. O. Elvidge
Vice President - E. Hofer
Treasurer - Chas. Johnson
Secretary - Chas. C. Oehring
Directors - Jos. Lamm, Jos. Kramer, J. A. Kramer, E. C. Ehrhardt and P. Meyer
~Elkader Register, Thur., November 28, 1901

Modern Woodmen of America - M.W.A.
At a meeting of Mystic Camp, No. 319, M.W.A., Saturday evening, the following officers were elected:
V.C. - L. E. Corlett
Advisor - Aug. Borman
Banker - Chas. Ruegnitz
Clerk - J. A. Kramer
Escort - Ed. Livingood
Watchman - Chas. Russell
Sentry - Wm. Heitkamp
Manager - J. E. Corlett
Med. Examiners - Dr. W. J. McGrath and Dr. Wm. Miller
~Elkader Register, Thur., Dec. 12,1901

Modern Brotherhood of America
Election of Officers - At a meeting of Protection Lodge, No. 185, M.B.A., last Friday evening the following officers were elected:
Pres. - P. A. Munger
V. Pres. A. L. Peterson
Sec. - M. Cook
Treas. - D. G. Griffith
Con. - S. R. Munger
Chap. - E. R. Munger
W. - E. R. Russell
Sent. - C. N. Scovil
~Elkader Register, Thur., Dec. 19, 1901

Knights of Pythias
Last Tuesday evening Elkader Lodge No. 2 K. of P. elected the following officers for the ensuing year:
C.C. - J. E. Corlett
V.C. - H. D. Brown
Prelate - G. H. Schulte
M. of W. - A. L. Barthel
K. of R. and S. - S. R. Munger
M. of E. - D. C. Hale
M. of F. - S. R. Munger
M. at A. - R. F. Schmidt
I.G. - W. F. Reinecke
O.G. - V. L. Gilje
Trustees - H. D. Brown, A. L. Barthel, R. F. Schmidt
~Elkader Register, Thur., Dec. 19, 1901

Royal Neighbors of America
At a recent meeting of Fern Leaf Camp, No. 1809, the following officers were elected:
Oracle - Mrs. S. R. Munger
Vice Oracle - Emma Ruegnitz
Receiver - Kate Falkenhainer
Recorder - Mary Kramer
Chancellor - Mattie Schoch
Marshal - Bertha Grube
Inner Sentinel - Lenora Schmidt
Outer Sentinel - Hattie Johnson
Manager - J. A. Kramer
Med. Examiners - Drs. Alice Carpenter and W. J. McGrath
~Elkader Register, Thur., Dec. 19, 1901
O.E.S.
At the regular communication of Charity Chapter, No. 152, O.E.S., on Jan. 1st, 1902, the following officers were installed for the ensuing year:
W.M. - Mrs. Kate Russell
W.P. Fred Cook
A.M. Mrs. Ella Lamm
Sec. - Lizzie Leibrock
Treas. - A. J. Carpenter
Con. - Martha Hill
A.C. - Ida Stemmer
Adah - Mrs. Ella Wilke
Ruth - Mrs. Edna Wolf
Esther - Mrs. Emma Brown
Martha - Mrs. Lizzie Stemmer
Electa - Mrs. Mary Carpenter
Warden - Mrs. A. O. Elvidge
Sentinel - E. W. Stanton
Chaplain - Mrs. Sophia Munger
Marshal - Mrs. Ella Merritt
Organist - May Landon Cook
~Elkader Register, Thur., 09 Jan. 1902. Local columns

I.O.O.F.
At the meeting of the Elkader Odd Fellows last Wednesday evening, District Deputy John Walter assisted by Robt. Quizley, of McGregor, installed the following officers:
N.G. - J. G. Hagensick
V.G. - Wm. Grube
Sec. - C. W. Walser
Treas. - H. H. Hagensick
R.S. to N.G. - E. R. Munger
L.S. to N.G. - J. C. Stemmer
Warden - Geo. Cassidy
Con. - Geo. Munger
J.G. - A. W. Kimball
O.G. - A. Cheeseman
R.S. to J.G. (V.G. ??) - Louis Zahrndt
L.S. to V.G. - M. Dittmer
R.S.S. - L. H. Place
L.S.S. - W. A. Preston
~Elkader Register, Thur., 16 Jan. 1902

Fire Department
The Elkader Fire Dept. at its meeting held Thursday evening elected the following officers:
Chief - J. A. Kramer
Assistant - J. M. Jensen
Foreman - John Bahr
Assistant - D. E. Gleason
Sec. & Treas. - A. J. Carpenter
~Elkader Register, Thur., 13 Mar. 1902. Local News column

Business Men's Club
The annual meeting of the Business Men's Club was held last Friday evening and the following officers were elected:
Pres. - A. J. Carpenter
Vice Pres. - H. D. Brown
Sec. - W. F. Reinecke
Treas. - Chas. Johnsen
Ex. Com. - A. J. Carpenter, H. D. Brown, W. F. Reinecke, Chas. Johnsen, Ray Webb, J. J. Kann
~Elkader Register, Thur., 09 Oct. 1902

1903

Fair and Track Assn.
The annual meeting of the Elkader Fair and Track Association was held Wednesday afternoon at the Court House. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
President - Jos. Lamm
Vice Pres. - Ed. Hofer
Sec. - J. A. Kramer
Treas. - A. J. Carpenter
Directors - Chas. Ehrhardt, Wm. Crowe, J. P. Meyer, Jos. Kramer, C. W. Walser
~Elkader Register, Thur., 27 Nov. 1902

Brotherhood American Yeoman officers
At a recent meeting of the Elkader Homestead No. 269 of Yeoman, the following officers were elected for the new year:
Foreman - W. E. Witt
M. of C. - Jas. A. Welch
M. of A. - H. W. Wilke
Cor. - A. L. Barthel
~Elkader Register, Thur., 11 Dec. 1902

Modern Woodmen of America - M.W.A.
At a meeting of Mystic Camp No. 219, of the Modern Woodmen, the following officers were elected for the new year:
V.C. - L. E. Corlett
W.A. - A. L. Barthel
Clerk. - J. A. Kramer
Banker. - D. C. Hale
Escort. - Ed. Livingood
W. - Wm. Heitkamp
S. - A. Wells
Manager. - H. C. Bishop
~Elkader Register, Thur., 11 Dec. 1902

I.O.O.F.
At a regular meeting of Elkader Lodge No. 304, I.O.O.F., held Wednesday evening the following officers were elected for the ensuing term:
N.G. - Lois Zahrndt
V,G, - Wm. Grube
Secy. - C. Walser
Treas. - H. H. Hagensick
R.S. to N.G. - D. G. Griffith
L.S. to N.G. - A. W. Kimball
Warden - Geo. Cassidy
Con. - J. G. Hagensick
R.S. to V.G. - Martin Dittmer
L.S. to V.G. - Rich. Potts
O.G. - W. V. Partch
I.G. E. R. Munger
R.S.S. - A. B. Cheeseman
L.S.S. - J. C. Stemmer
~Elkader Register, Thur., 11 Dec. 1902

R.N.A.
Fern Leaf Camp of Royal Neighbors elected the following officers at their meeting last evening:
Oracle - Mrs. Emma Bishop
Vice Oracle - Mrs. Emma Reinecke
Recorder - Mrs. Mary Kramer
Receiver - Mrs. Kate Falkrnhainer
Chancellor - Emma Ruegnitz
Marshal - Mrs. Kate Powell
I.S. - Lenora Schmidt
O.S. - Mrs. Ella Schmidt
Manager - Mrs. H. Keohn
~Elkader Register, Thur., 11 Dec. 1902

Columbian Circle
Saturday evening A. A. Chapman, of Volga City, organized Costigan circle No. 80, of Columbian circles at this place with about forty members. It is a fraternal insurance organization. The following are the officers:
Past Pres. - Dan Costigan
Pres. - C. G. Schmidt
Vice Pres. - E. C. Ehrhardt
Treas. - W. F. Reinecke
Clerk - C. W. Walser
Prelate - Mrs. J, K, Molumby
Ex. Phys. - Dr. W. A. Miller
Overseer - Jos. Cords
Guard - Wm. Grube
Board of Counsellers - H. Katschkowsky, J. K. Molumby, R. H. Schmidt
~Elkader Register, Thur. 25 Dec. 1902
Note: The Columbian Circle merged with the Highland Nobles in 1904

Order of Eastern Star - O.E.S.
At the meeting of Charity Chapter, No. 152, O.E.S., Wednesday evening, the following officers were installed for the new year:
W.M. - Mrs. Ella Lamm
A.M. - Mrs. Ella Merritt
W.P. - G. H. Schulte
Treas. - Mrs. S. S. Leach
Sec. - Lizzie Leibrock
Cond. - Mrs. Louise Leibrock
Asso. Cond. - Mrs. Mary Carpenter
Ada - Mrs. S. V. Corlett
Ruth - Mrs. Edna Wolf
Esther - Ella Wilke
Martha - Mrs. Lizzie Stemmer
Electa - Mrs. Mary A. Griffith
Warden - Mrs. Julia Preston
Sen. - Mrs. Lena Talley
Marshal - Jessie Blake
Chaplain - Mrs. Kate Russell
Organist - Ida Stemmer
~Elkader Argus, Wed., Jan. 14, 1903

Elkader Baseball Club Organized
The Elkader base ball club organized Tuesday evening by electing Lee Cook, manager, and George Everetts, captain. The roster or line up of the team will be about as follows: Pitcher, John Roggman; catcher, Harry Friend; 1b, Ray Hagensick; 2b, Ed. Kelleher; 3b, Alva Nichols; ss, Dan Barton; rf, Geo. Witt; cf, Capt. Everetts; lf, Frank Munger; substitutes, Geo. Niemeyer, Ed. Beer, Arthur Kramer, and perhaps Burns, of Volga City; home umpire, Harvey Clough. The boys expect to give a benefit game in a week or two, and it is hoped that all lovers of the game will extend them every encouragement. ~Elkader Register, Thur., April 16, 1903. Home News column

I.O.O.F.
District Deputy J. A. Walter, of McGregor, was in town last Wednesday evening and installed the following officers of Elkader Lodge No. 304, I.O.O.F.:
N.G - Louis Zahrndt
V.G. - Wm. Grube
Treasurer - H. H. Hagensick
Secretary - C. W. Walser/Walzer (4th letter looks like S or Z)
R.S. of N.G. - John G. Hagensick
L.S. of N.G. - J. C. Stemmer
Warden - E. R. Munger
Conductor - D. G. Griffith
R.S. of V.G. - Martin Dittmer
L.S. of V.G. - Al Kimball
R.S.S. - Fred Brockmann
L.S.S. - Chris Brockmann
O.G. - W. V. Partch
~Elkader Register, Thur., July 16, 1903

Businessmen's Club
The Businessmen's Club at their annual meeting Saturday evening elected the following officers for the ensuing year: 
President - H. D. Brown
Vice-President - W. J. McGrath
Treasurer - Chas. Johnsen
Secretary - B. F. Falkenhainer
Executive Committee - H. D. Brown, W. J. McGrath, B. F. Falkenhainer, G. H. Fletcher, J. J. Kann.
The president was authorized to name a committee to bring before the club topics vital to the business interests of the town. It was also resolved that business men of the town who are not members of the club are invited to attend meetings at which any matter of interest to all is brought up.
~Elkader Register, Thur., Sept. 10, 1903

Elkader Band, 13th Anniversary
Monday evening the Elkader band celebrated the 13th anniversary of the organization. After transacting the usual business, refreshments were served and a merry good time had in which all participated with their individual specialties. Our people naturally take pride in this organization, not only because they furnish good music, but because the band boys are pleasant and accommodating, always willing to appear upon every occasion. The band now numbers sixteen pieces, all equipped with a complete set of C. G. Conn instruments. Of the original organization there remains only R. F. Schmidt and W. F. Reinecke. The following are the present members:
R. F. Schmidt, tuba
Frank Munger, tuba
W. F. Reinecke, baritone
G. H. Wilke, slide trombone
H. W. Uecker, tenor
A. Eberhart, 2nd alto
Geo. W. Munger, 1st alto
Chas. Roggman, solo alto
H. Orvie Parke, piccolo
Wm. Walther, 2nd clarinet
G. M. Snedigar, 1st clarinet
Ed. Beer, 1st cornet
Louis Muschewske, solo cornet
Otto Friend, solo cornet
L. J. Kramer, base drum
Ray Friend, snare drum
~Elkader Register, Thur., Sept. 10, 1903

Fair and Track Association, 1903/1904
The annual meeting of the Elkader Fair and Track Association was held at the Court Room yesterday afternoon. The attendance was light but all seemed enthusiastic for the new year, President Lamm presided. The report of the Secretary and Treasurer were read and approved. They show that the total receipts for the past year were $3130.07, and expenses $3129.56. It was also shown that there is about $700 unpaid warrants outstanding. In order to meet this directors were authorized to contract a loan not to exceed $800. The following officers were elected:
President - Jos. Lamm.
Vice President - Ed Hofer
Secretary - J. A. Kramer
Treasurer - A. J. Carpenter
Directors - E. C. Ehrhardt, J. P. Meyer, Jos. Kramer, H. D. Brown, and Wm. Crowe
~Elkader Register, Thursday, November 26, 1903

1904

I.O.O.F.
At a regular meeting of Elkader Lodge No. 304 I.O.O.F., held on Wednesday evening, the following officers were elected for the ensuing term.
N.G.- Louis Zahrndt
V.G.- Wm. Grube
Treas.- H. H. Hagensick
Sec.- C. W. Walser
It was also decided to lease the Hagensick hall for five years.
~Elkader Register, Thur., Dec. 10, 1903

Modern Woodmen of America - M.W.A.
At a meeting of Mystic Camp No. 319, Saturday evening, the following officers were elected.
V.C.- W. W. Davidson.
W.A.- A. L. Barthel.
E.B.- D. C. Hale.
Escort- A. H. Wells.
Clerk- Arthur Bishop.
Watchman- Chas. Russell.
Sentry- Wm. Heitcamp. W. J. McGrath.
Manager- Jas. E. Corlett.
~Elkader Register, Thur., Dec. 10, 1903

Modern Brotherhood of America (M.B.A.)
Protection lodge M.B.A.
, at its meeting last evening elected the following
officers for the ensuing year.
Pres.- Mrs. Kate Russell.
V. Pres.- Mrs. Geo. Lenth.
Sec.- M. Cook.
Treas.- Fred Scheer.
Con.- Ed. Cords.
Chap.- Mrs. W. E. Witt.
Watch- Chas. Scovil.
Sentry- Ed Russell.
~Elkader Register, Thur., Dec. 24, 1903. Local News page
O.E.S.
Last evening the ladies of Charity Chapter gave a six o'clock supper to the members of the order. After the refreshments the following officers were installed for the ensuing year:
W.M. - Mrs. Ella Merritt
W.P. - G. H. Schulte
A.M. - Mrs. H. R. Carpenter
Sec. - Lizzie Leibrock
Treas. - Mrs. S. S. Leach
Con. - Mrs. F. G. Leibrock
A.C. - Mrs. Geo. C. Wolf
Adah - Mrs. L. F. Gossman
Ruth - Mrs. W. A. Preston
Esther - Mrs. D. G. Griffith
Martha - Mrs. V. H. Schroeder
Electa - Mrs. Kate Russell
Warder - Mrs. Lena Talley
Chap - Mrs. S. V. Corlett
Marshal - Mrs. J. C. Stemmer
Organist - Ella Wilke
Sent. - Geo. Lenth
~Elkader Register, Thur., 07 Jan. 1904

Columbian Circles & Highland Nobles
The local court of Columbian Circles is now a part of the Highland Nobles, the two fraternal insurance organizations having been merged under the name of the latter.
~Elkader Argus, Wed., May 18, 1904

Business Men's Club (1904/05)
The annual meeting of the Elkader Business Men's Club was held Saturday evening. The following officers were elected for the coming year:
Pres. - G. H. Fletcher
Vice Pres. -M. J. Poull
Sec. - H. W. Uecker
Treas. - Chas. Johnsen
Executive Committee - G. H. Fletcher, M. J. Poull, H. W. Uecker, F, J, Uriell, A. J. Carpenter
~Elkader Register, Thur., 08, Sept. 1904. Local News columns

1905

Mystic Toilers
At a meeting on last Friday evening the Mystic Toilers elected the following officers:
President - M. Fitzpatrick
Vice President - F. Scher
Secretary - Geo. C. Wolf
Treasurer - Mrs. Etta Wolf
Chaplain - Mrs. Hannah Quinn
Conductor - C. W. Walser
Correspondent - Da Costigan
Historian - Etta Wolf
J.S. - Augusta Zahrndt
O.S. - Jos. Nugent
Guides - John Downey, J. a. Nugent, R. F. Quinn
Trustee - Dan Costigan
~Elkader Register, Thur., 24 Nov. 1904
Note: The Mystic Toilers (of the World) was a fraternal insurance society, formed by J. F. Taake at Des Moines, Iowa in February 1899, before being reincorporated in 1919 as the Liberty Life Insurance Company.

Elkader Fair Track Assn.
The annual meeting of the Elkader Fair and Track Association was held at the Court House yesterday afternoon. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
President - Jos. Lamm
Vice Pres. - Ed. Hofer
Secretary - J. A. Kramer
Treasurer - A. J. Carpenter
Directors - E. C. Ehrhardt, Wm. Schmidt, W. W. Davidson, H. D. Brown, J. P. Meyer
~Elkader Register, Thur., 01 Dec. 1904

Elkader Fire Dept.
At a meeting of the fire company Monday evening the following officers were elected:
Chief - J. A. Kramer
Asst. Chief - J. M. Jensen
Foreman Hook And Ladder Co. - John Losch
Foreman Hose Co. - Frank Hofer
Secretary and Treasurer - A. J. Carpenter
~Elkader Register, Thur., 15 Dec. 1904

M.W.A.
At the meeting of Mystic Camp No. 191, M.W.A. Saturday evening, the following officers were elected:
V.C. - W. W. Davidson
W.A. - A. L. Barthel
W.B. - D. C. Hale
Clerk - John Everall, Jr.
Escort - A. H. Wells
Physicians - Drs. J. W. McGrath, Wm A. Miller
W. - Wm. Heitkamp
Sent. - Chas. Feldman
Manager - J. A. Kramer
~Elkader Register, Thur., 15 Dec. 1904

R.N.A.
Fern Leaf Camp 1809 R.N. of A., at their meeting last evening elected the following officers for the ensuing year:
Oracle - Mrs. H. C. Bishop
Vice Oracle - Mrs. Emma Reinecke
Recorder - Mrs. Mate Landon
Receiver - Mrs. Katie Falkenhainer
Chancellor - Mrs. Lena Talley
Marshal - Mrs. Kate Powell
I.S. - Mrs. Emma Hagensick
O.S. - Mrs. Emma Schmidt
Phys. - Drs. Miller and McGrath
Manager - J. A. Kramer
~Elkader Register, Thur., 15 Dec. 1904

Highland Nobles
At a regular meeting of Costigan Castle No. 140, Highland Nobles, held Wednesday evening, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Protector - Bertha Grube
Councellor - E.C. Ehrhardt
Evangel - Dora Walser
Treas. - C.G. Scchmidt
Sec. - C.W. Walser
Escort - Marg Lenth
Warden - Mattie Prouty
Sentry - Mrs. E.C. Ehrhardt
Trustee - J.K. Molumby
Physicians - Miss Alice Howard & Dr. W.J. McGrath
~Elkader Argus, Wednesday, December 21, 1904 ~contributed by S. Ferrall

Yeomen
Elkader Homestead No. 264 B.A.Y. at a meeting Monday evening elected the following officers:
For. - W. H. O'Brien
M. of C. - John Stebor
M. of A. - J. G. Hagensick
Phy. - Aug. Uecker
Cor. - A. L. Barthel
Delegate - W. E. Witt
~Elkader Register, Thur., 22 Dec. 1904

M.B.A.
At a meeting of Protection lodge No. 165 M.B.A., the following officers were elected for the ensuing term:
Pres. - Kate F. Russell
V. Pres. - Ella C. Lenth
Sec. - M. Cook
Treas. - D. G. Griffith
Cond. - E. R. Munger
Chap. - F. H. Whitcomb
W. - Ed. Russell
Sent. - Chas. N. Scovil
~Elkader Register, Thur., 29 Dec. 1904

Elkader O.E.S.
Last evening was an eventful one in the history of Charity Chapter No. 152, O.E.S.. It was the first public installation held by the chapter. Guests were invited and the parlor and lodge rooms were filled by about 130 members and guests. Mayor G. H. Schulte, Past Patron, as installing officer, installed the following officers:
W.M. - Mrs. Ella Merritt
W.P. - A. J. Carpenter
A.M. Mrs. Mary Carpenter
Sec. - Lizzie Leibrock
Treas. - Mrs. E. M. Paul
Con. - Mrs. F. G. Leibrock
A. Con. - Mrs. Edna Wolf
Chap. - Mrs. Jas. E. Corlett
Marshal - Mrs. J. C. Stemmer
Adah - Mrs. H. D. Brown
Ruth - Mrs. W. A. Preston
Esther - Mrs. M. A. Griffith
Martha - Mrs. Jennie Schroeder
Electa - Mrs. Kate Russell
Warder - Mrs. Grant Talley
Sent. - Geo. Lenth
~Elkader Register, Thur., 05 Jan. 1905

Opera House Company Stockholders
The stockholders of the Elkader Opera House Company held their annual meeting last evening. The report of the manager for the year's business ending Dec. 1904, showed a profit of $773.74, plus the amount paid for properties and permanent improvements which would bring the net earnings to nearly $1,000.
Directors for a two year term were elected as follows: J. J. Kann, R. E. Price, Wm. Becker, R. F. Schmidt. The Directors then met and elected officers for the ensuing year as follows:
President - R. E. Price
Vice President - J. E. Corlett
Secretary - Geo. Witt
Treasurer - Chas. Johnsen
The Opera House is now about $1,400. in debt, a very small item on a splendid property worth about $18,000. In a year or two this debt will be wiped out and the stock will be on a paying basis.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 05 Jan. 1905

Gesang Verein
The Gesang Verein has been resurected and reorganized with twenty one members, including Mayor Schulte, Otto Germar, J.G. Hagensick, Ray Webb, Ed Klotzbach, Dr. Jeffers, R.F. Schmidt, J.M. Jensen, Wm. Witt, Anton Kramer, Henry Koehn and others whose names we did not get. They have employed Aug. Nehls as teacher and had their first meeting in the annex of the Opera House Tuesday evening.
~Register, Thurs. evening, January 19, 1905 ~contributed by S. Ferrall, note: the Gesang Verein is a 'singing club' or choir

Highland Nobles
Costigan Castle No. 140, Highland Nobles
held their regular meeting last Friday evening and adopted the following new members: M. Fitzpatrick, George F. Katschkowsky, Henry Berghahn, Miss Anna Johnson, Mrs. Frederica Nehls, Mrs. Augusta Zabrndt, Miss Ella Mecklenburg, John H. Friend. Supreme Protector J.L. Rose, of Des Moines, was present and assisted in the work. The Castle now has nearly fifty members.
~Elkader Argus, Thursday, May 25, 1905 ~contributed by S. Ferrall

I.O.O.F.
At a regular meeting of Elkader Lodge No. 804 I.O.O.F., held last Thursday evening, the following officers were elected for the ensuing term:
N.G. - C. W. Walser
V.G. - Max Goldberg
Sec. - J. G. Hagensick
Treas. H. H. Hagensick
R.S. to N.G. - Chas. Feldman
L.S. To N.G. - John Stebor
R.S. to V.G. - W. G. Cooper
L.S. to V.G. - John Magnuson
Warden - Henry Lenth
Con. - E. C. Gifford
R.S.S. - F. H. Westcott
L.S.S. - Martin Dittmer
I.G. - W. V. Partch
O.G. - Isaac McSperrin
~Elkader Register (forgot to record date of publication)

Gas Company
At a meeting of the signers of the Articles of Incorporation held at the rooms of the Business Men's Club rooms last Evening, the Elkader Gas Company was organized by the election of the following officers:
President - M. J. Poull
Vice President - V. T. Price
Secretary - L. J. Kramer
Treasurer - R. Richardson
Directors - F. J. Uriell, C. C. Oehring, V. T. Price, J. F. Becker, Ed Hofer, M. J. Poull, Jos. Lamm
The officers were directed to proceed with the matter of perfecting the incorporation and of applying for a franchise.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 02 Nov. 1905

Eagles (F.O.E.)
A subordinate aerie of the fraternal order of Eagles was instituted at Elkader last evening, and was perfected by the election of the following officers:
Past Worthy Pres. - Jas. E. Corlett
Worthy President - G. H. Schulte
Worthy Vice Pres. - Ray Webb
Worthy Secretary - F. L. Wolf
Worthy Treas. - W. W. Davidson
Worthy Chap. - J. G. Hempel
Trustees - V. T. Price, R. F. Schmidt, Chas. Hinsch Jr.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 02 Nov. 1905

1906

Mystic Toilers
On last Friday evening Orchus Council No. 43, Mystic Toilers, elected the following officers for the ensuing year:
Past President - M. Fitzpatrick
President - C. W. Walser
Vice President - M. Farrell
Secy. - Geo. C. Wolf
Treas. - Mrs. Etta Wolf
Chaplain - Hannah Quinn
Correspondent - R. F. Quinn
Historian - E. M. Wolf
Conductor - Barney Heiden
I.S. - Augusta Zahrndt
O.S. - J. C. Nugent
Guide - John Downie
Guide - Louis Zahrndt
Guide - Chas. Lei
Director - M. Fitzpatrick
Director - R. F. Quinn
Delegate - Geo. C. Wolf
Alternate - R. F. Quinn
~Elkader Register, Thur., 09 Nov. 1905

Highland Nobles
Costigan Castle No. 149, Highland Nobles, last Wednesday evening, elected the following officers for the ensuing year:
Past Protector - John Stebor
Protector - Mrs. Bertha Grube
Councellor - E. C. Ehrhardt
Evangel - Mrs. Dora Walser
Treas. - C. G. Schmidt
Sec. - C. W. Walser
Escort - Mrs. Margaret Lenth
Warden - Mrs. Mattie Prouty
Physician - Dr. Alice Carpenter
Guard - Mrs. Mary Hennes
Sentinel - Stewart R. Price
Trustees - M. Fitzpatrick, 3 years; Aug. Uecker, 1 year
~Elkader Register, Thur., 07 Dec. 1905

Royal Neighbors
Fernleaf Camp No. 1809, at their last regular meeting elected the following officers:
Oracle - Mrs. J. A. Kramer
Vice Oracle - Emma Ruegnitz
Chancellor - Mrs. Julia Koehn
Recorder - Mrs. Lizzie Kleinpel
Receiver - Mrs. Margaret Lenth
Marshal - Miss Mattie Schoch
Inner Sentinel - Miss Emma Hagensick
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. Emma Allen
Physicians - Drs. W. J. McGrath, Mrs. A. J. Carpenter
Manager - Mrs. Kate Dittmer.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 21 Dec. 1905

Order of the Eastern Star
The following are the officers elected and appointed for Charity Chapter No. 152, O.E.S. The installation will be held the first Wednesday evening in January:
W.M. - Mrs. H. R. Carpenter
W.P. - Robt. Reinow
A.M. - Mrs. W. A. Preston
Sec. - Mrs. V. H. Schroeder
Treas. - Mrs. E. M. Paul
Con. - Mrs. F. G. Leibrock
A. Con. - Mrs. H. D. Brown
Chap. - Mrs. Ella Merritt
Marshal - Mrs. J. M. Morse
Adah - Mrs. Geo. Lenth
Ruth - Mrs. Wm. Becker
Esther - Mrs. W. W. Davidson
Martha - Mrs. W. E. Witt
Electa - Mrs. M. Dittmer
Warden - Mrs. M. E. Munger
Sent. - D. G. Griffith
Organist - Ella Wilke
~Elkader Register, Thur., 21 Dec. 1905

M.B.A.
At a regular meeting of Protection lodge, No. 165, M.B.A., last Friday evening, the following officers were elected for the ensuing term:
President - K. F. Russell
Vice Pres. - S. J. Kauffman
Sec. and Treas. - D. G. Griffith
Chap. - Mrs. W. E. Witt
Con. - H. Jungblut
Watch - Ed Russell
Sent. - C. N. Scovel
~Elkader Register, Thur., 28 Dec. 1905

Yeomen
Despite the unfavorable weather a large assembly gathered at the hall of Elkader Homestead No. 269 of Yeomen last Monday evening to witness the public installation of officers. The program opened with music by a portion of the Opera House Orchestra, after which Mayor G. H. Schulte spoke of the grand principles of the order and extended a hearty welcome to all. Then came a song "Friendship" by a quartette consisting of Messrs. Wm. Witt and R. F. Schmidt and Mesdames G. G. White and Chas. Long. This was followed by music from the orchestra. The drill by sixteen lady members of the order was a beautiful feature of the program. Installation being in order District Deputy Will W. Hazen, of Marshalltown, Ia., assisted by Mayor Schoulte as chief Yeoman then installed the following officers:
Foreman - W. E. Witt.
M. of C. - Thos. Harvey
Cor. - H. W. Uecker (?Decker)
M. of A. - J. G. Hagensick
Chap. - Aug. Uecker
O. - R. F. Schmidt
W. - Mrs. R. M. Landon
Sent. - Leona Hulverson
G. - G. Bandow
Lady Rowena - Miss Alice Leonard
Lady Rebecca - Mrs. Fred Lenth

Foreman Witt appointed the following:
Black Knight - H. C. Bishop
Courier - Mrs. H. C. Bishop
Wanda - John Toutsch
Isaac - Wm. O'Brien
Leaders of Drill Team - Mrs. Grant Cooper and Mrs. Wm. Grube

After the ceremony of installation Mr. Hazen spoke on the subject of Yeomanry and illustrated the security of its policies. This concluding the program, an elegant lunch was served consisting of coffee and sandwiches, ice cream and cake, after which followed a season of social enjoyment, games, etc. It was a fine gathering, something over one hundred enjoying the festivities.
~Elkader Register, Thursday, January 18, 1906
Note: Both spellings of the surname Schulte/Schoulte were used in the paper

Modern Woodmen of America - M.W.A.
Mystic Camp 319 M.W.A. at its regular meeting on Saturday evening installed the following officers:
V.C. - Thos. L. Harvey
W.A. - Ed Livingood
Clerk - W. W. Davidson
Banker - D. C. Hale
Escort - Geo. H. Fletcher
Manager - E. C. Ehrhardt
Sentry- Wm. Heitcamp
Watch - John Baker
~Elkader Register, Thursday, January 18, 1906

Royal Neighbors
At a special meeting of Fern Leaf Camp, No. 1809, R.N.A., last Friday evening, the following officers were installed:
Oracle - Mrs. J. A. Kramer
Vice Oracle - Miss Emmna Ruegnitz
Chancellor - Mrs. Julia Koehn
Recorder - Mrs. Lizzie Kleinpell
Receiver - Mrs. Margaret Lenth
Marshal - Miss Mattie Schoch
Inner Sentinel - Miss Emma Hagensick
Outer Sentinel - Miss Emma Allen
Physician - Mrs. A. J. Carpenter
Manager - Mrs. Kate Dittmer
The degree staff was completed by the appointment of the Graces as follows:
Faith - Agnes Harding
Modesty - Leona Hulverson
Unselfishness - May Cook Landon
Endurance - Lena Eberhart
Courage - Rebecca Leonard
~Elkader Register, Thursday, January 25, 1906

I.O.O.F
Special district deputy C. W. Walser on last Thursday evening installed the following officers of Elkader Lodge No. 304 I.O.O.F.
N.G. - Max Goldberg
V.G. - Geo. Cassidy
Secretary - J. G. Hagensick
Treasurer - H. H. Hagensick
R.S. to N.G. - C. W. Walser
L.S. to N.G. - Grant Cooper
Warden - Henry Lenth
Conductor - L. C. Mueschewake
R.S. to V.G. - John Magnusen
L.S. to V.G. - H. C. Katschkowsky
R.S.S. - Wm. E. Witt
L.S.S. - Ole Allen
I.G. - D. M. Prouty
O.G. - Isaac McSperrin
~Elkader Register, Thursday, January 18, 1906
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Thursday evening District Deputy H. A. Mallory installed the following officers in Elkader lodge No. 304 I.O.O.F.:
N.G. - Geo. Cassidy
V.G. - Louis Muschewske
Sec. - John G. Hagensick
Treas. - W. E. Witt
R.S. to N.G. - C. W. Walser
L.S. to N.G. - W. V. Partch
Warden - Henry Lenth
Conductor - Max Goldberg
R.S. to V.G. - Chas. Heitkamp
L.S. to V.G. - L. D. Zahrndt
R.S.S. - Chas Long
L.S.S. - Ole Allen
I.G. - Wm. Grube
O.G. - John Magnusen
~Elkader Register, Thur., July 12, 1906

Rebekah Hazel Valley Lodge
Rebecca Lodge Organized - The preliminary steps were taken last Thursday evening to organize a Rebecca lodge at this place. When the charter has been received the name will be Hazel Valley Lodge, with the following officers:
N.G. - Maude Tyler
V.G. - Florence Nichols
Secy. - Bertha Grube
Treas. - J. G. Hagensick
Warden - Ameia Lenth
Conductor - Charlotte Hagensick
R.S. to N.G - Mamie Friend
L.S. to N.G. - Lydia Feldman
I. Guardian - Dean M. Prouty
O. Guardian - Leslie Bonson
P.G. - Emma Cooper
Chaplain - Dora Walser
R.S. to V.G. - Ella Crowe
L.S. to V.G. - Ida Zahrndt
Organist - Josie Friend
Trustees - Augusta Cassidy, 3 years / G. W. Cooper, 2 years / Dellia Tyer, 1 year.
~Elkader Register, Thursday, February 15, 1906
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At a meeting of Hazel Valley Rebekah Lodge No. (looks like 408), last Friday evening, the following officers were installed for the ensuing term:
N.G. - Miss Maud I. Tyler
V.G. - Miss Florence J. Nichols
Recording Sec. - Mrs. Bertha Grube
Financial Sec. - Miss Cecelia Pahlas
Treas. - Mrs. Charlotte Hagensick
Warden - Mrs. Emelie Lenth
Conductor - Mrs. Emma Cooper
R.S. to N.G. - Miss Maymie Fruend
L.S. to N.G. - Miss Mary Lembke
I.G. - L. C. Muschewske
O.G. - Chas. Heitkamp
Chaplain - Miss Emma Lembke
R.S. to V.G. - Miss Ella M. Crowe
L.S. to V.G. - Miss Ida Zahrndt
Organist - Miss Mildred Williamson
At the same meeting Miss Leona Hulverson and Chas. Heitkamp were initiated into the order.
~Elkader Register, Thur., July 12, 1906

Elkader Baseball Club
The Elkader baseball nine has been organized as follows and are open for engagements.
Catcher - R. Hagensick
Pitcher - S. Powell
1st Base - G. Witt
2nd Base - K. Canada
S.S. - W. Witt
3rd Base - M. Hagensick
L.F. - H. Kramer
C.F. and Asst. Pitcher - J. Roggman
R.F. - E. Schmidt
Sub. - W. Dittmer
Captain - Sid Powell
Manager - Ray Hagensick
~Elkader Register, Thursday, May 10, 1906

Fair and Track Association
At the annual meeting of the Elkader Fair and Track Association held at the Court Room this afternoon, President Lamm presiding, the reports of the secretary and treasurer were read and approved. The following officers were then elected:
President - J. A. Kramer
Vice President - E. C. Ehrhart
Secretary - W. W. Davidson
Treasurer - A. J. Carpenter
Directors - Jas. E. Corlett, D.E. Gleason, Henry Wistrick, Jacob Eggiman and Wm. Becker.
~Elkader Register, Thur., November 29, 1906

1907

Royal Neighbors of America
At the last regular meeting of Fern Leaf Camp No. 1809, R.N.A., elected the following officers:
Oracle - Mrs. Mell Kramer
V. Oracle - Emma Ruegnitz
Recorder - Mrs. Landon
Receiver - Mrs. Talley
Chancellor - Mrs. S. Munger
Marshall - Mrs. K. Powell
Inner Sent. - Emma Hagensick
Out. Sent. - Mrs. G. Bente
Managers - J. A. Kramer, Kate Dittmer and Mrs. Leibrock
~Elkader Register, Thur., December 20, 1906

Yeomen
At a regular meeting Tuesday evening the Yeomen elected the following officers:
Foreman - A. L. Lodahl
M. of C. - Wm. H. O'Brien
Cor. - Mrs. Jennie Schroeder
M. of A. - J. G. Hagensick
Physician - Aug. Uecker
~Elkader Register, Thur., December 13, 1906

Hazel Valley Sisters of Rebekah
The Sisters of Rebekah, at their last meeting, elected the following officers: N.G. - Maude Tyler
V.G. - Ida Zahrudt
Rec. Sec. - Joey Friend
Fin. Sec. - Cecelia Pahlas
Treas. - Emma Hagensick
Trustee for 3 years - Alice Leonard
~Elkader Register, Thur., December 20, 1906

Modern Woodmen of America - M.W.A.
Saturday evening Mystic Camp 319 elected the following officers for the ensuing year:
V.C. - Thos. L. Harvey
W.A. - Ed Livingood
Banker - D. C. Hale
Clerk - W. W. Davidson
Escort - G. G. Cassidy
Watch - Wm. Heitkamp, Jr.
Sentry - F. Scheer
Manager - H. C. Bishop
~Elkader Register, Thur., December 13, 1906

I.O.O.F (1st half 1907)
Elkader lodge No. 304
, at their recent meeting, elected the following officers:
N.G. - L. C. Mueschewake
V.G. - Wm. Grube
Treas. - Wm. Witt
Sec. - J. G. Hagensick
R.S. to N.G. - Geo. Cassidy
L.S. to N.G. - Chas. Heitkamp
Warden - Henry Lenth
Conductor - Max Goldberg
O.G. - Ole Allen
I.G. - Cyrus Gurdy
R.S. to V.G. - C. W. Walser
L.S. to V.G. - W. V. Partch
R.S.S. - Chas. Long
L.S.S. - John Magnusen
~Elkader Register, Thur., December 13, 1906

I.O.O.F. (2nd half 1907)
Past Grand C. W. Walser on last Thursday evening installed the following officers of Elkader Lodge No. 304 I.O.O.F. for the ensuing term:
N.G. - Wm. Grube
V.G. - Ole Allen
Sec'y - M. G. Hagensick
Treas. - Wm. E. Witt
R.S. to N.G. - L. C. Muschewske
L.S. to N.G. - C. W. Walser
Warden - Henry Lenth
Conductor - Max Goldburg
R.S.S. - Chas. Long
L.S.S. - John Magnusen
R.S. to V.G. - Geo. Cassidy
L.S. to V.G. - Albert Schmidt
I.G. - Sam Boots
O.G. - Chas. Heitkamp
~Elkader Register, Thur., 18 July 1907
Highland Nobles
At a regular meeting of Costigan Castle No. 140, Highland Nobles, held Wednesday evening, Dec. 5th, 1906, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Past Protector - Mrs. Berth Grube
Protector - August Uecker
Counselor - Mrs. Marg. Lenth
Evangel. - Mrs. Dora E. Walser
Treas. - C. G. Schmidt
Sec. - C. W. Walser
Escort - Mrs. Mattie Prouty
Warden - Miss Alice Leonard
Guard - Louis R. Meisner
Sentinel - Stewart R. Price
Trustee, 2 yrs. - H. C. Katschkowsky
Trustee, 3 yrs. - John Stebor
Physicians - Dr. Alice Carpenter, Dr. W. J. McGrath
Organist - May Cook
~Elkader Register, Thur., December 6, 1906

Modern Brotherhood of America
At the meeting of Protection lodge No. 165, M.B.A., last Friday evening, the following officers were elected:
Pres. - Fred Scheer
Vice Pres. - S. J. Kauffman
Sec. - D. G. Griffith
Treas. - J. J. Kauffman
Chap. - A. Witt
Con. - H. Jungblut
W. - Chas. Scovel
Sent. - E. A. Munger
~Elkader Register, Thur., 03 Jan. 1907. Local News columns

Order of the Eastern Star
Charity Chapter No. 152, O.E.S., last evening installed the following elected and appointed officers:
W.M. - Mrs. Mary Carpenter
A.M. - Mrs. W. A. Preston
W.P. - A. J. Carpenter
Sec. - Mrs. Jennie Schroeder
Treas. - Mrs. E. M. Paul
Cond. - Mrs. Edna Wolf
A. Cond. - Mrs. Grant Talley
Ada - Mrs. Geo. Lenth
Ruth - Ella Wilke
Esther - Mrs. W. W. Davidson
Martha - Mrs. Alice Carpenter
Electa - Mrs. Jas. E. Corlett
Warden - Mrs. M. E. Munger
Sent. - Mrs. Elizabeth Wolf
Chap. - Mrs. J. C. Stemmer
Marshal - Mrs. J. M. Morse
Organist - Cella Pahlas
~Elkader Register, Thur., 03 Jan. 1907. Local News columns

Baseball Team
The base ball boys held a meeting last Thursday evening and perfected an organization. The line up is as follows:
Manager - Grant Cooper
Pitcher - Dan Barton
Catcher - Kenneth Canada
Shortstop - Paul Heinisch
1st Base - Ray Hagensick
2nd Base - Dan O'Leary
3rd Base - Arthur Kramer
Right Fielder - Frank Friend
Center Fielder - John Roggman
Left Fielder - Martin G. Hagensick
~Elkader Register, Thur., 16 May 1907. Local News column

Eagles - F.O.E.
At the meeting of the Elkader Aerie, No. 1249 F.O.E., Monday evening the following officers were elected:
W.P. Pres. - Ray Webb
President - C. W. Walser
V. Pres. - M. E. Munger
Chap. - Fred Lenth
Sec. - G. H. Schulte
Treas. - H. C. Pahlas
Con. - Carl Quinn
I.G. - Henry Koehn
O.G. - Henry Reichert
Trustees - F. C. Gilmore, John Bock, Oliver Kringle
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 5 Nov. 1907

1908

Highland Nobles (Costigan Castle No. 140)
At the meeting of the Highland Nobles last evening the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Protector - Mary Lenth
Counsellor - Don Munger
Evangel - Julia Stebor
Secretary - Henry C. Gmelin
Treas. - C. G. Schmidt
Escort - Mattie Prouty
Warden - Bertha Grube
Guard - Oliver Kimball
Sent. - Louis R. Meisner
Trustee - Aug. Uecker
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 5 Nov. 1907

Order of the Eastern Star
The following are the newly elected and appointive officers of Charity Chapter No. 152 O.E.S.:
W.M. - Mrs. J. L. Preston
W.P. - A. J. Carpenter
A.M. - Mrs. E. M. Paul
Treas. - Mrs. S. V. Corlett
Sec. - Mrs. Jennie Schroeder
Cond. - Mrs. Edna Wolf
A. Cond. - Mrs. G. Talley
Ada - Mrs. Ella Lenth
Ruth - Miss Ella Wilke
Esther - Mrs. Mllie Davidson
Martha - Dr. Alice Carpenter
Electa - Mrs. Kate Barthel
Warden - Mrs. Ella Schmidt
Sent. - Miss Emma Ruegnitz
Marshal - Mrs. Frank Landon
Chap. - Mrs. J. C. Stemmer
Organist - Miss Celia Pahlas
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 26 Dec. 1907. Local News columns

Modern Brotherhood of America
Last Friday evening Protection Lodge No. 185, M.B.A., elected the following officers:
President - Fred Scheer
Vice Pres. - Anna Jungblut
Sec. and Treas. - D. G. Griffith
Chaplain - Geo. W. Munger
Con. - Henry Jungblut
W. - H. F. Jungblut
Sent. - Chas. Scovil
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 02 Jan. 1908

I.O.O.F.
Elkader Lodge No. 304 I.O.O.F., on last Thursday evening installed the following officers for the ensuing term:
P.G. - Wm. Grube
N.G. - Ole Allen
V.G. - Henry Lenth
Sec. - M. G. Hagensick
Treas. - A. W. Schmidt
Warden - Geo. Cassidy
Conductor - W. V. Partch
R.S. to N.G. - L.C. Muschewsky
L.S. to N.G. - Louis Zahrndt
R.S. to V.G. - Wm. Grube
L.S. to V.G. - J. C. Stemmer
I.G. - Max Goldberg
O.G. - Geo. Munger
R.S.S. - Chas. Long
L.S.S. - John Magnnsen
~Elkader Register, Thur., 09 Jan. 1908

Yeomen
The Yeomen Homestead initiated the following members at the regular meeting Tuesday evening, viz: Mrs. Herman Dittmer, of Cox Creek, Messrs. George Cheeseman and Lyman McCormick. The following officers were also installed:
Foreman - Wm. E. Witt
M.C. - Wm. H. O'Brien
Cor. - Martin G. Hagensick
M.A. - H.C. Pahlas
Phys. - Aug. Uecker
Overseer - R. F. Schmidt
I.S. - A. W. Smith
O.S. - Jos. Russell
Guard - John Teutsch
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 16 Jan. 1908. Local News columns

Rebekah's
Hazel Valley Rebekah lodge No. 466, I.O.O.F., installed the following officers at their meeting Friday evening:
N.G. - Josie Friend
V.G. - Mrs. Bertha Grube
Rec. Sec. - Mrs. Emma Allen
Financial Sec. - Mamie Friend
Treasurer - Emma Hagensick
Warden - Ida Wilke
Conductor - Mary Lembke
Chaplain - Emma Lembke
I.G. - Ella Crowe
O.G. - Mrs. Gusta Cassidy
R.S. to N.G. - Ida Zahrnt
L.S. to N.G. Mrs. A. Schmidt
R.S. to V.G. - Mrs. Jennie Lake
L.S. to V.G. - Mrs. Max Goldberg
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 23 Jan. 1908

Citizens Gas Co.
At a meeting of the Citizens Gas Company Monday evening, the following directors were elected:
M. J. Poull
J. F. Becker
F. J. Uriell
H. L. Griffith
Ross Richardson
Ed Hofer
John Bahr

The directors then then elected:
President - M. J. Poull
Vice President - F. J. Uriell
Secretary & Treasurer - J. F. Becker
Manager - Ross Richardson
~Elkader Register & Argus
, Thur., 15 Oct. 1908. Local News column

1909

Fair and Track Assn.
The Elkader Fair and Track Association held their annual meeting at the Court House Wednesday afternoon. The following officers were elected:
President - H. Koehn
Vice Pres. - E. C. Ehrhardt
Secretary - W. W. Davidson
Treasurer - J. F. Becker
Directors - Patrick Downey, J. C. Maehl, M. J. Poull, C. G. Schmidt, L. J. Kramer

The dates for the fair for 1909 were set for Wed., Thur., Fri., Sept. 15th, 16th and 17th.
~Elkader Register & Argus
, Thur., 26 Nov. 1908

Highland Nobles
At a regular meeting of Costigan Castle, No. 140, Highland Nobles, held last evening the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Protector - Mrs. Margretha Lenth
Counsellor - Mrs. Mabel Wells
Evangel - Mrs. Julia Stebor
Secretary - Henry C. Gmelin
Treasurer - John Stebor
Escort - Mrs. Mattie Prouty
Warden - Mrs. Berha (Bertha ??) Grube
Guard - Mrs. Minnie Baker
Sentinel - Richard Wadsack
Trustee - Herman Katschkowsky
Physician - Dr. Alice Carpenter
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 03 Dec. 1908

Modern Woodmen of America - M.W.A.
At a regular meeting on last Saturday evening Mystic Camp 319 M.W.A. elected the following officers for the ensuing year: V.C. - D. E. Livingood
W.A. - Wm. Heitkamp, Sr.
Clerk - W. W. Davidson
Banker - D. C. Hale
Escort - G. G. Cassidy
Physicians - W. J. McGrath, W. A. Miller
Watchman - James Cassidy
Sentry - Frank Leonard
Manager - E. C. Ehrhardt
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 17 Dec. 1908

Royal Neighbors of America
Fern Leaf Camp No. 1809, R.N.A. at their meeting last week elected the following officers:
Oracle - Jennie Lake
Vice Oracle - Kate Barthel
Chancellor - Sophia Munger
Marshal - Emma Allen
Receiver - Bertha Grube
Recorder - Edna Wolf
Inner Sentinel - Gertrude Goldberg
Outer Sentinel - Kate Dittmer
Manager - Emma Schmidt
Physicians - Drs. McGrath and Miller
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 17 Dec. 1908

Eagles
At a meeting of the Eagles last Monday evening the following officers were elected:
President - M. E. Munger
Vice Pres. - A. H. Wells
Chaplain - Jas. McLaughlin
Treasurer - H. C. Pahlas
Secretary - O. C. Friend
J.W. - H. Koehn
A.W. - Chas. Miller
Conductor - John Stebor
Trustees - A. W. Schmidt, Wm. Schmidt, F. R. Richards.
~Elkader Register & Argus
, Thur., 24 Dec. 1908

Modern Brotherhood of America
At the regular meeting of Protection Lodge No. 165 M.B.A. last Friday evening the following officers were elected for the ensuing year. District Manager Frank Parnell, of McGregor, was present and took charge of the work.
President - A. J. Faber
Vice Pres. - Mrs. Kate Barthel
Sec. and Treas. - Geo. C. Wolf
Chaplin - Mrs. Ella Lenth
Conductor - Mrs. A. Witt
Watch - Richard Opitz
Sentry - Otto Finkbeinger
Trustees - W. H. Crowe, James Canada, Lars Hulverson
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 24 Dec. 1908

Order of the Eastern Star
The following officers have been elected and appointed in Charity Chapter O.E.S. They will be installed Wednesday evening, Jan. 6th:
Worthy Matron - Julia Preston
Worthy Patron - A. J. Carpenter
A. Matron - Lizzie Paul
Secretary - Kate Barthel
Treasurer - Ella Merritt
Conductor - Lena Talley
A. Conductor - Ella Lenth
Ada - Emma Brown
Ruth - Ella Wilke
Esther - Mollie Davidson
Martha - Louise Leibrock
Electa - Ella Stanton
Warden - Lizzie Leibrock
Sentinel - Gertrude Goldberg
Marshal - Mato Landon
Organist - Celia Pahlas
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 31 Dec. 1908. Local News columns

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