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Directory & Gazetteer index

Elkport, Communia, Garber, Osborne, Mederville & Littleport
Camps, Lodges, social societies & organizations

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1878

Ancient Order of United Workmen - A.O.U.W.
Monday eve A.O.U.W. installed:
P.M.W. - George Barrott
G.F. - S. J. Soyster
Rec. - J. W. Stahl
R. - C. Roeder
I.W. - Jas. Gear
M.W. - Martin Garber
O. - O. D. Taft
F. - A. J. Galer
G. - E. J. Jerome
O.W. - J. R. Beddow
~Elkader Register, Thur., 24 Jan. 1878. Elkport Notes column
Ancient Order of United Workmen - A.O.U.W.
A.O.U.W. of this place elected officers for ensuing term this evening. Officers elect are:
P.M.W. - Martin Garber
M.W. - O. D. Taft
G.F. - W. G. Every
O. - G. Barratt
R. - C. Roeder
F. - A. J. Galer
Rec. - J. E. Jerome
G. - M. H. Galer
J.W. - B. C. Sooy
O.W. C. D. Miller
T. - M. L. Beddow
~Elkader Register, Thur., 27 June 1878. Elkport Local Items column.

1879

Elkport I.O.O.F.
The following were installed on the 9th inst., as officers of Elk Lodge No. 345, I.O.O.F., at Elkport, by W. G. Woodall, D.D.G.M.:
N.G. - H. P. Taft
V.G. - Charles Soll
Rec.S. - J. C. Garber
Per.S. - A. C. Tiede
T. - Cris. Earl
W. - Mike Romig
C. - James Gear
R.S.N.G. - P. Flaherty
L.S.V.G. (L.S.N.G. ??) - John Hodges
R.S.V.G. - O. Taft
L.S.V.G. - George White
R.S.S. - J. W. Stahl
L.S.S. - J. Cahill
I.G. - H. Boehm
O.G. - James Flemming

Elk Lodge numbers 28 members and is doing good work.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 23 Jan. 1879
Elkport A.O.U.W.
The Elkport lodge, A.O.U.W., held their installation of officers on Saturday evening, Jan. 11. The following officers were duly installed:
P.M.W. - O. D. Taft
M.W. - A. J. Galer
G.F. - B. C. Sooy
C. - James Gear
G. - Geo. Barrett
Rec. - J. W. Stahl
R. - C. Roeder
F. - W. G. Every
T. - J. R. Beddow
O.W. - M. L. Beddow
Rep. - J. W. Stahl
Med. Ex. - O. D. Taft
~Elkader Register, Thur., 23 Jan. 1879

1881

I.O.O.F.
The following list of officers of Elk Lodge, I.O.O.F., were installed by D.D.G.M. Schroeder, Saturday evening: 
N.G. - Mike Romig
Warden - James F. Gear
V. G. - J. W. Sahl
Con. - C. Soll
Rec. Sec. - Charles Laxson
O.G. - Henry Hoehen / Boehen
Per. Sec. - H. P. Taft
I.G. - F. T. Pilkington
Treas. - Geo. Kriebs
R.S.S. - James Flemming
R.S. to N.G. - Ed. Jennings
L.S.S. - J. W. Mulvaney
L.S. to N.G. - Geo. Parrett
R.S. to V. G. - John McAndrew
L.S. to V.G. - J. A. Thayer
Elkader Register
, Thur., 27 Jan. 1881 (Elkport locals column)

1882

I.O.O.F.
The following officers were installed in Elk Lodge, No. 345, I.O.O.F., last Saturday evening by Marvin Cook, D.D.G.M.:
N.G. - George Kriebs
V.G. - C. M. Laxson
Treas. - Chas. Soll
Sec. - F. T. Pilkington
R.S. to N.G - J. E. Corlett
L.S. to N.G. - W. J. Mulvaney
R.S. to V.G. - Ed. Jennings
L.S. to V.G. - David Laxson
W. - James F. Gear
C. - W. G. Woodall
L.S.S. - Peter Flaherty
R.S.S. - Fred Krieg
I.G. - Charles Johnson
O.G. - A. C. Walters
Elkader Register
, Fri., 14 July 1882. (Elkport Locals column)

1883

I.O.O.F
The following are the officers elect of Elk lodge, No. 345, I.O.O.F.:
N.G. - Ed. Jennings
V.G. - J. E. Corlett
Rec. Sect. - Dave Laxson
Per. Sect. - Henry Taft
Treas. - Chris. Oehrle
The appointive officers have not yet been installed.
~Elkader Register, Fri., Jan. 12, 1883. (Elkport Locals column)

1890

I.O.O.F.
At the election of officers of Elk Lodge No. 345, I.O.O.F., Saturday evening, the following officers were elected to serve the ensuing term:
W. W. Franks, N.G.
B. Hegeman, V.G.
M. M. Webb, Sec.
Geo. Kriebs, Per. Sec.
Chas. Soll, Treas.

1897

I.O.O.F.
The following officers of Jos. Morris Lodge No. 345, I.O.O.F. were installed by D.D.G.M. Knowles Saturday evening:
N.G. - W. J. Mulvaney
V.G. - A. C. Walters
Sec. - Geo. Kriebs
Treas. - Peter Dietrich
War. - Chris Oehrle
Con. - Ed Jennings
R.S. to N.G. - Fred Kreig
L.S. to N.G. - Chas. Soll
R.S. to V.G. - Henry Schnack
L.S. to V.G. - Chas. Soll
R.S.S. - Sam Davis
L.S.S. - T. J. Walters
I.G. - John Rohde
O.G. - W. W. Franks
~Elkader Register, Fri. morning, 29 Jan. 1897. Elkport and Vicinity column

I.O.O.F.
The following officers were elected to serve Jos. Morris Lodge I.O.O.F. for the ensuing year:
N.G. - W. J. Mulvaney
V.G. - A. C. Walters
Sec. - Geo. Kriebs
Treas. - Peter Dietrich
~Elkader Register, Fri. morning, 18 June 1897. Elkport and Vicinity column
Modern Brotherhood of America, Elkport
The Modern Brotherhood of America organized a lodge at this place Friday night. The following offices were elected:
President - Wm. Redeman
Vice President - Chris Maack
Treasurer - Conrad Schnepf
Secretary - Geo. E. Soyster
Conductor - Oscar Wiesner
Watchman - James Doran
Sentry - John Fornekel
Physician - T. F. Phelan
Managers - Wm. Koehn, F. J. Kriebs, Geo. Hansel
~Elkader Register, Fri. morning, 26 Nov. 1897. Elkport and Vicinity column

Modern Brotherhood of America, Littleport
The Modern Brotherhood orrganized here Monday evening with the following officers:
Pres. - Fred Scheer
Vice Pres. - Wm. Nading
Treas. - Wm. Dahling
Conductor - Geo. Meyer
Watchman - Wm. Reick
Sentry - J. Pfrommer
Physician - Msr. A. Shepard
Managers - John McKinnis, Aug. Bendschneider, Geo. Meyer, Sr.
Delegate - John McKinnis
Alternate - Wm. Dahling
The lodge is to be known as "Good Hope" and meets Wednesday evenings in Woodman hall over 89 store.
~Elkader Register, Fri. morning, 17 Dec. 1897. Littleport column

1898

I.O.O.F.
The following officers were elected to serve Jos. Morris lodge No. 345 I.O.O.F. for the ensuing year:
N.G. - A. C. Walters
V.G. - Sam Smith
Sec. Geo. Kriebs
Treas. - P. Dietrich
~Elkader Register, Fri. morning, 10 Dec. 1897. Elkport and Vicinity column

Modern Woodman of America, Elkport
The Modern Woodman of America elected the following officers for the coming year at a meeting Thursday evening:
V.C. - George J. Roeder
W.A. - Henry Schnack
Clerk - F. J. Kriebs
Banker - H. Mueller
Escort - P. P. Gifford
Sentry - Fred Graf
Watchman - R. C. Strube
~Elkader Register, Fri. morning, 10 Dec. 1897. Elkport and vicinity column
Modern Woodman of America, Littleport
The following have been selected as officers of M.W.A., No. 1723, for the ensuing year:
Ven. Con. - H. L. Gifford
Advisor - B. Hughes
Banker - Chas. Klahr
Clerk - F. T. Pilkington
Escort - C. Pust
Watchman - Thos. Madden
Sentry - Chas. Reimer
Manager - H. Pust
Manager to fill vacancy - Geo. Ruegnitz
Physician - H. W. Clasen
~Elkader Register, Fri. morning, 17 Dec. 1897. Littleport column

1899

I.O.O.F., Elkport
On Saturday evening Jos. Morris Lodge No. 345 I.O.O.F. held its installation of officers by Special Deputy J. G. Fleming. Those installed were:
N.G. - C. Schnepf
V.G. - A. C. Walters
Sec. - George Kriebs
Treas. - Peter Dietrich
Warden - C. Oehrle
Con. T. J. Walters
R.S. to N.G. - Ed. Jennings
L.S. to N.G. - George Borrett
R.S. to V.G. - Henry Schnack
L.S. to V.G. - Fred Krieg
R.S.S. - W. W. Franks
L.S.S. - Chas. Krieg
I.G. - John Rhode
O.G. - George Hansel
~Elkader Register, Thur., 26 Jan. 1899. Elkport and Vicinity column
Royal Neighbors of America, Littleport
A camp of Royal Neighbors was organized here Tuesday evening May 16th, 1899, by Mrs. Irene Bentley, Deot. Supreme Oracle, with 28 charter members and will be known as Fern Leaf Camp. The following officers were elected for the ensuing term:
Oracle - Louise Pust
Vice Oracle - Mrs. Laura Reichert
Recorder - Mrs. C. W. Pilkington
Receiver - Mrs. Minnie Brich
Marshal - Mrs. Jessie Whipple
Chancellor - Mrs. Julia Nading
I.S. - Mrs. Minnie Nading
O.S. - Mrs. Sophia Pust
Managers - Mrs. Lillian Meder, Miss Bertha Krieg, J. J. Brich
~Elkader Register, Thur., 18 May 1899. Littleport columnMystic Toilers, Littleport
A lodge of Mystic Toilers was organized in town on the 27th (Oct.), with thirty charter members. The following officers were elected:
President - Ed Clinton
Vice President - Wm. Schlee
Secretary - J. A. Tibbets
Treasurer - Thos. Madden
~Elkader Register, Thur., 03 Nov. 1899. Littleport column

1900

M.B.A., Littleport
The following officers were elected by Littleport Camp No. 1723 M.B.A., for the ensuing year:
Ven. Council - H. L. Gifford
W. Advisor - B. Hughes
Banker - Wm. Reimer
Escort - C. Pust
Watchman - Thos. Madden
Sentry - Fred Scheer
Manager - John Rohn
Physician - Dr. G. W. Barber
~Elkader Register, Thur., 07 Dec. 1899

Royal Neighbors, Osborne
Margurite Camp, No. 786, Royal Neighbors, elected the following officers:
Oracle - Mrs. Adolf Elvers
V.C. - Mrs. James Dunn
Chancellor - Miss Emma Meyer
Recorder - Miss Mary Meyer
Receiver - Mrs. Chas Staebler
Marshal - Mrs. Lovis Lempke
J.S. - Mrs. Peter Dunn
O.S. - Miss Sadie Carpenter
Manager - Chas. Staebler

M.W.A., Osborne
At the recent meeting of Pin Oak Camp, No. 2914, M.W.A., the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
V.C. - Gustav Mentzel
W.A. - C. H. Robbins
E.B. - A. H. Peacock
Clerk - Chas. Staebler
Escort - P. M. Connelly
Watchman - Louis Lempke
Sentry - Adolf Elvers
Manager - Henry Kottman
~Elkader Register, Thur., 14 Dec. 1899. Osborne column

M.W.A., Mederville
The following is the list of officers elected for the ensuing year by Meder Camp, No. 3211, M.W.A., Mederville, Ia.:
V.C. - Thos. McCarron
W.A. - Leroy Hines
E.B. Louis Meder
Clerk - John Reilly
Escort - John Baldridge
Watchman - Barney Meder
Sentry - Daniel Markham
Manager - Albert Meder
Camp Physician - G. W. Barber
~Elkader Register, Thur. 21 Dec. 1899. Mederville column

I.O.O.F., Elkport
The following officers were installed by D.D.G.M. Schmidt Saturday evening to Jos. Morris Lodge No. 345, I.O.O.F.:
N.G. - W. G. Woodall
V.G. - Edwin Jennings
Sec. - George Kriebs
Treas. - Peter Dietrich
Con. - Henry Schnack
War. - Christian Oehrie
R.S. to N.G. - James Fleming
L.S. to N.G. - A. C. Walters
R.S. to V.G. - Geo. Borrett
L.S. to V.G. - Gustave Kreig
J.G. - John Rohde
O.G. - Chas Krieg
R.S.S. - J. G. Walters
L.S.S. - Sam Smith
~Elkader Register, Thur., 11 Jan. 1900. Elkport and Vicinity columns

Royal Neighbors, Littleport
The Royal Neighbors have elected the following officers for the ensuing year:
Oracle - Mrs. Laura Reichart
V.O. - Mrs. Minnie Nading
Recorder - Mrs. C. W. Pilkington
Receiver - Mrs. Minnie Brich
Chancellor - Miss Louise Pust
Marshall - Mrs. Jennie Whipple
I.S. - Mrs. Julia Nading
O.S. - Mrs. C. Hackert
~Elkader Register, Thur., 11 Jan. 1900. Littleport column.

Rebekah, Elkport
On Saturday D.D.G.M., E. A. Bush, assisted by the ladies and members of New Hall Rebekah Lodge of Osterdock, and Robert Quigley, of McGregor, instituted Elk Valley Rebekah Lodge No. 500 at this place. The new lodge starts out with 39 members and many more members in sight. The following officers were elected to serve for the ensuing year:
N.G. - Anna Beck
V.G. - Melinda Schnepf
Sec. - Louisa E. Kriebs
F. Sec. - Callie Pilkington
Treas. - Mary Laxson
Warden - Amanda Borrett
Chaplain - Margaret Fleming
R.S. to N.G. - Ed Jennings
L.S. to N.G. - Hattie Smith
R.S. to V.G. - Elizabeth Walters
L.S. to V.G. - Mary Smith
The remaining officers will be elected at the next meeting.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 15 Feb. 1900. Elkport and Vicinity column

The following officers were elected to serve Elk Valley Rebeckah Lodge No. 500 for the coming term:
N.G. - Melinda Schnepf
V.G. - Louisa E. Kriebs
Sec. - Sophia Barrett
Treas. - Mary Laxon
~Elkader Register, Thur., 07 Jun. 1900. Elkport and Vicinity column

1901

Elk Valley Rebecah Lodge
The following officers were elected to serve Elk Valley Rebecah Lodge for the ensuing year:
Noble Grand - Louisa E. Kriebs
Vice Grand - Sophia Borrett
Secretary - Jennie Beck
Treasurer - Mary Laxson
~Elkader Register, Thur., 06 Dec. 1900. Elkport and Vicinity column.

I.O.O.F.
The following officers were elected to serve Elk Lodge No. 345 for the coming term:
N.G. - J. C. Beck
V.G. - Wm. Schecker
Sec. - Geo. Kriebs
Treas. - Peter Dietrich
~Elkader Register, Thur., 06 Dec. 1900. Elkport and Vicinity column

Modern Woodmen of America
The following is the list of officers elected for the coming year for Meded Camp No. 3211, Mederville, Ia.:
V.C. - R. Hemis
W.A. - Jno. Reilly
E.B. - L. Meder
Clerk - Theo. Ko_ster
Escort - A. Meder
Sent. - Thos. McCarron
W. - Dan Markham and A. Meder, delegates to the county convention
~Elkader Register, Thur., 27 Dec. 1900. Local News columns

1902

Modern Woodmen of America
Littleport Camp No. 1723 M.W.A., at their meeting elected the following officers for the ensuing year:
V.C. - H. L. Gifford
W.A. - John Rohn
Banker - J. J. Brich
Clerk - F. T. Pilkington
Escort - Geo. Olinger
Watchman - Warren Hughes
Sentry - Fred Scheer
Manager - E. Enderes
~Elkader Register, Thur., Dec. 12, 1901

I.O.O.F.
The following officers of Jos. Morris' Lodge, No. 315, I.O.O.F. were installed Saturday evening by D.D.G.M. Waters, assisted by Rep. Robt. Quigley:
N.G. - H. J. Hanneman
V.G. - Chas. Lighty
Sec. - Geo. Kriebs
Treas. - Peter Dietrich
Warden - Chas. VanSickle
Conductor - Wm. Brookshier
R.S. to N.G. - John Gray
L.S. to N.G. - Peter W. White
R.S. to V.G. - Ed Jennings
L.S. to V.G. - Trev. Beatty
I.G. - John Rohde
O.G. - J. C. Beck
R.S.S. - Perry Rulon
L.S.S. - Squire Hansel
This lodge is in a very prosperous condition and has a large membership.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 30 Jan. Elkport and vicinity column
I.O.O.F.
The following officers were elected Saturday evening to serve Jos. Morris' Lodge, No. 345, I.O.O.F. for the ensuing term:
Noble Grand - Chas. Lighty
Vice Grand - John Gray
Secretary - Geo. Kriebs
Treasurer - J. O. Beck
The lodge decided to re-build its hall at once, the location being changed from the old site to one opposite Tiede's store. The lower room to be leased for business purposes and the second story to be used for lodge room, with dining room and kitchen attached. It will be a modern building and a credit to Elkport.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 12 June 1902. Elkport and Vicinity column

Rebekah Lodge
The following named were elected to fill the offices of Elk Valley Rebekah lodge for the ensuing term:
Noble Grand - Mrs. M. M. Hanneman
Vice Grand - Ina Purman
Secretary - Hattie Smith
Treasurer - Mary Laxon
~Elkader Register, Thur., 12 June 1902. Elkport and Vicinity column

1903

Royal Neighbors
At the last Royal Neighbor meeting the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Oracle - Mrs. Laura Reichart
Vice Oracle - Mrs. Louisa Pust
Recorder - Mrs. C. W. Pilkington
Receiver - Mrs. Minnie Brich
Marshall - Mrs. G. Olinger
Chaplain - Mrs. M. J. Nading
I.S. - Mrs. E. E. Dill
O.S. - Mrs. Julia Nading
Manager - J. J. Brich
~Elkader Register, Thur., 11 Dec. 1902. Littleport column

I.O.O.F.
The following officers were elected Saturday evening to serve Jos. Morris Lodge No. 346 I.O.O.F., for the ensuing year:
N.G. - John Gray
V.G. - peter White
Secretary - George Kriebs
Treasurer - J. C. Beck
~Elkader Register, Thur., 11 Dec. 1902. Elkport and Vicinity column

M.B.A.
At a late meeting of the M.B.A., No. 178, the following were elected officers
for the ensuing year:
Pres. - Wm. Musfeldt
Vice Pres. - H. H. Musfeldt
Sec. and Treas. - Mrs. M. Liddy
Conductor - Geo. Meyer
Chaplain - Mrs. Anna Clinton
Watchman - Wm. Reick
Sentry - Geo Reimer
~Elkader Register, Thur., 18 Dec. 1902. Littleport column.
M.W.A.
At the last regular meeting of the Littleport camp M.W.A. No. 1723, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
V.C. - J. J. Brich
W.A. - C. C. Pust
Banker - J. W. Meyer
Clerk - F. T. Pilkington
Escort - Wm. Reimer
Watchman - Chas. Klahr
Sentry - Wm. Peick
Manager - Chas. Piehl
Physician - Dr. Greenwalt
~Elkader Register, Thur., 18 Dec. 1902. Littleport column

East Elkport Young Men's Club
There was a good attendance at the Young Men's Club meeting at the City Hall Tuesday evening. The following officers were elected:
Thos. Flaherty, President
Henry C. Schnepf, Vice President
Wm. Woodruff, Sec
Chas. Zapf, Treas
Another meeting was held Tuesday night.
~Elkader Argus, Wed., March 18, 1903

1904

Young Men's Club
The Y.M.C. held its semi-annual election last Tuesday night and the following officers were elected for the ensuing term: Pres.- Henry C. Schnepf.
V. Pres.- Wm. Rutledge
Sec.- Carson Palmer
Treas.- John H. Strube
The secretary's report for 1903 will be read at the next meeting, Jan. 5th, 1904. The newly elected officers will also be installed. The officers were all re-elected but the secretary.
~Elkader Register, Thurs, December 13, 1903 (East Elkport column)

I.O.O.F.
The following officers were elected for the ensuing year for Jos. Morris Lodge I.O.O.F.
N.G.- W. F. Schmidt
V.G.- Asa G. Kriebs
Sec.- Geo. Kriebs
Treas.- J. C. Beck
~Elkader Register, Thur., December 17, 1903 (Elkport and Vicinity column)

Daughter's of Rebekah

The following officers were elected to serve as officers for Elk Valley lodge No. 500.
Noble Grand- Bertha Strube
Vice Grand- Merinda Purman
Sec.- Ina Purman
Treas.- Anna Beck
~Elkader Register, Thur., December 24, 1903 (Elkport and Vicinity column)
~Note: The Rebekah's were originally the female auxillary of the I.O.O.F. but later began allowing men to join the fraternity.

Court of Columbian Circles
The lodge officers for the C.C.C. elected for the ensuing year are as follows.
Pres.- Mrs. L. Liddy
V. Pres.- Mrs. M. Wiley
Clerk- H. L. Gifford
Treas.- E. Enderes
Prelate- Mrs. John Osborne
Overseer- F. J. Liddy
I.G.- Louis Beckman
O.G.- Wm. Peick
~Elkader Register, Thur., Dec. 24, 1903. (Littleport column)

Modern Woodmen of America
The lodge officers for the M.W.A. elected for the ensuing year are as follows:
V.C.- Wm. Reimer.
W.A.- Chas. Reick.
Banker- E. Enderes.
Clerk- F. T. Pilkington.
Escort- Geo. Olinger.
Watchman- Warren Hughes.
Sentry- Wm. Peick.
Physician- Dr. G. W. Barber.
Manager- Thos. Madden, Jr.
~Elkader Register, Thur., Dec. 24, 1903. (Littleport column)

M.B.A., Littleport
The M.B.A. lodge elected the following officers for the ensuing year:
Pres. - H. L. Gifford
Vice Pres. - F. C. H. Reimer
Sec. and Treas. - Mrs. J. J. Liddy
Chap. - Wm. Ortman
Cond. - Geo. Meyer
Watchman - Wm. Reick
Sentry - Aug. Bendschneider
Manager - Henry Ortman
~Elkader Register, Thur., 07 Jan. 1904
Court of Columbian Circles
The C.C.C. lodge installed the following officers for the ensuing year:
Pres. - Mrs. J. J. Liddy
V. Pres. - Mrs. M. Wiley
Clerk - H. L. Gifford
Treas. - E. Endres
Prelate - Mrs. John Osborne
Overseer - F. J. Liddy
O.W. - Wm. Peick
I.W. - L. Beckman
Consular - J. Osborne
Physician - G. W. Barber
The C.C.C. lodge is growing fast, having added nine new members the past week or two.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 21 Jan. 1904. Littleport column.
Note! Note: The Columbian Circles merged with the Highland Nobles later in 1904

Rebeckah's
The following named officers of Elk Valley Rebeckah lodge were installed into their respective offices Wednesday evening:
N.G. - Bertha Strube
V.G. - Merinda Purman
Sec. - Ina Purman
Treas. - Anna Beck
Warden - Melinda Schnepf
Conductor - Louisa Kriebs
Chaplain - Alma Schnepf
R.S. to N.G. - Matilda Hanneman
L.S. to N.G. - John Gray
R.S. to V.G. - Lucy Lutje
L.S. to V.G. - Anna Lutje
I.G. - Edwin Jennings
O.G. - J. C. Beck
~Elkader Register, Thur., 28 Jan. 1904. Elkport and Vicinity column.

I.O.O.F.
The following officers were installed by P.G. Ed Jennings, for Jos. Morris lodge No. 345, I.O.O.F., Saturday evening:
N.G. - Asa Kriebs
V.G. - Wm. Brookshier
Sec. - Geo. Kriebs
Treas. - J. C. Beck
Warden - Peter Dietrich
Con. - John Gray
R.S. to N.G. - H. C. Schnepf
I.G. - Ed Jennings
L.S. to N.G. - Wm. F. Schmidt
O.G. - Perry Rulon
R.S. to V.G. - Henry Hannemann
L.S. to V.G. - Henry Schnack
R.S.S. - Henry Haffner
L.S.S. - Phillip Rulon
~Elkader Register, Thur., 07 July 1904. Elkport and Vicinity colum

1905

Modern Woodmen of America
The M.W.A. lodge had a meeting Saturday evening and the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
V.C. - H. L. Gifford
W.A. - Chas. Reick
Banker - E. Enderes
Clerk - F. Pilkington
Watchman - Hy. Behrens
Cent. - L. Beckman
Mgr. - Hy. Pust
~Elkader Register, Thur., 08 Dec. 1904. Littleport column

M.B.A.
The Modern Brotherhood lodge at their meeting last Thursday evening had election of officers, and the following were selected for the ensuing year:
Pres. - H. L. Gifford
Vice Pres. - F. C. H. Reimer
Sec. - Mrs. F. J. Liddy
Chap. - Mrs. A. J. Nading
Cond. - Geo. Meyer
Watch. - W. Reich
Cent. - August Benchneider
Mgr. - H. Musfeldt
~Elkader Register, Thur., 15 Dec. 1904. Littleport column
Royal Neighbors of America, Elkport
Deputy Supreme Oracle May Landon Cook, of Elkader, organized a Royal Neighbors Camp at Elkport, Iowa, recently, with the following officers:
Oracle - Nettie Kriebs
Vice Oracle - Rosa Towle
Recorder - Josephine Benschneider
Receiver - Mary O'Connor
Marshall - Linda Smith
Asst. Marshall - Lida Stansberry
Chancellor - Matilda Hannamann
Faith - Martha Kreig
Modesty - Jane Gray
Unselfishness - Hattie Smith
Endurance - Alta Zearley
Courage - Estelle Goodsell
Physician - F. J. Kriebs
Past Oracle - Melinda Schnepf
Managers - Bert Towle, three years; M. Schnepf, two years; Matilda Hannaman, one year

The camp starts with twenty-two members.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 13 July 1905

1906

Royal Neighbors of America, Littleport
The Royal Neighbors, at their meeting Tuesday evening, elected the following officers for the ensuing year:
Oracle - Mrs. Olive Way
Vice Oracle - Mrs. Louisa Christ
Receiver - Mrs. Minnie Brich
Recorder - Mrs. C. W. Pilkington
Chancellor - Mrs. Julia Meyer
Marshalls - Mesdames Blanche Rieck, Ida Gifford
Sentinels - Mesdames Julia Nading, Jennie Whipple
Manager - J. J. Brich
Physician - Dr. Donaldson
~Elkader Register, Thur., 14 Dec. 1905. Littleport column

I.O.O.F.
The following officers were elected Saturday evening to serve Jos. Morris Lodge I.O.O.F. for the ensuing term:
N.G. - Henry C. Schnepf
V.G. - John Schweikert
Sec. - Geo. Kriebs
Treas. - Henry Schanck
~Elkader Register, Thur., 07 Dec. 1905. Elkport and Vicinity column

Rebekah's, Elkport
Elk Valley Rebekah Lodge No. 500, a their regular meeting Wednesday evening, elected the following officers for the ensuing year:
Noble Grand - Anna Haffner
Vice Grand - Jane Gray
Sec. - Alma Schnepf
Treasurer - Louisa E. Kriebs
~Elkader Register, Thur., 21 Dec. 1905. Elkport column

Woodmen, Littleport
The Woodmen elected the following officers last Saturday for the ensuing year:V.C. - C. C. Pust
W.A. - P. A. Phelan
Banker - J. J. Brich
Clerk - F. T. Pilkington
Escort - B. Hughes
Watchman - H. Behrens
Sentry - Geo Ruegnitz Jr.
Manager full term - Chas. Piehl
Manager to fill vacancy - W. E. Meyer
Physician - Dr. Donaldson
~Elkader Register, Thur., 21 Dec. 1905. Littleport column
M.W.A., Elkport
The following officers were elected to serve the M.W.A. camp at this place for the ensuing year:
J.C. - Geo. J. Roeder
Advisor - Henry Schnack
Clerk - Dr. F. J. Kriebs
Banker - C. Schnepf
Escort - A. Renschel
Sentry - R. C. Strube
Watchman - Jacob Rentschler
Physician - Dr. F. J. Kriebs
Manager - Henry Haffner
~Elkader Register, Thur., 21 Dec. 1905. Elkport column

Young Men's Club

At their meeting Tuesday evening the "Young Men's Club" elected officers for the ensuing term as follows:
Pres. - J. H. Strube
Vice Pres. - Chas. Kreig, Jr.
Sec. - E. C. Strube
Treas. - W. L. Rutledge
Board of Trustees- Henry Waterman, H. C. Schnepf and Garfield Thein
The club is in a very prosperous condition and now have 168 volumes in their new library. They should be given every encouragement.
~Elkader Register, Thursday, January 11,1906. Elkport and Vicinity column

Modern Brotherhood, Littleport
The M.B.A. lodge held their meeting and installation of officers last Thursday evening. The following officers were installed:
Pres. - F. C. H. Reimer
Vice Pres. - Fred Gossman
Sec. and Treas. - Mrs. J. J. Liddy
Conductor - Geo. Meyer
Chaplain - Mrs. A. J. Nading.
Watchman - Wm. Reick
Cent. - Aug. Bendschneider
Physician - Dr. Donaldson
If officers have anything to do with a camp, surely this camp has a good foundation. Brothers F. Sheer, Max Meyer, Henry Jungblut, Sr., and Henry Jungblut, Jr., of Elkader, were visitors during the installation.
~Elkader Register, Thursday, January 18, 1906. Littleport column

1907

M.B.A., Elkport
The Modern Brotherhood lodge last week elected the following officers:
Pres. - Dr. F. J. Kriebs
Vice Pres. - Mrs. M. M. Hanneman
Secretary - Chas. J. Kitcher
Treasurer - Asa G. Kriebs
Chaplain - Mrs. L. Krieg
Conductor - Jacob Schweikert
Watchman - Mrs. M. Schuepf
Sentry - Mrs. Anna Beck
Examining Physician - Dr. Kriebs
~Elkader Register, Thur., December 20, 1906. Elkport and Vicinity column

Modern Woodmen of America, Elkport
The Elkport Camp M.W.A. held a meeting Thursday evening and elected the following officers:
V.C. - George J. Roeder
Advisor - Henry Schnack
Clerk - Dr. F. J. Kriebs
Banker - Conrad Schnepf
Escort - D. C. Beck
Watchman - R. C. Strube
Sentry - Jacob Rentschler
Manager - George Kriebs
~Elkader Register, Thur., December 20, 1906. Elkport and Vicinity column

Frauen Verein, Elkport
The Frauen Verein held their annual election and meeting at the Lutheran church last Sunday and elected the following officers for the year:
Pres. - Mrs. D. C. Beck
Sec. - Mrs. H. F. Mueller
Treas. - Mrs. Chas. Brandtman
They will meet hereafter at the church the first Sunday of every month.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 10 Jan. 1907. Elkport and Vicinity column
M.B.A., Littleport
The M.B.A. lodge elected the following officers for the ensuing year:
Pres. - F. C. Reimer
Vice Pres. - H. F. Becker
Sec. & Treas. - Mrs. J. J. Liddy
Chap. - Mrs. A. J. Nading
Watch - W. Reick
Sent. - Aug. Benschneider
Physician - E. S. Donaldson
Manager - H. L. Gifford
The above officers are all No. 1 and ought to show some stir in the M.B.A. lodge.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 03 Jan. 1907. Littleport column.

Modern Woodmen, Littleport
The M.W.A. lodge No. 1723, elected the following officers for 1907:
V.C. - C. C. Pust
W.A. - P. A. Phelan
Bank - E. Enderes
Cork - J. J. Brich
Escort - B. Hughes
Watch - C. Reichart
Sentinel - W. Behrens
Manager - W. E. Meyer
Physician - E. S. Donaldson
Auditor - W. Reichart
C.F. - L. J. Ortman
The above are all good officers and ought to be the means of strengthening the lodge. They will have another drawing contest the last Saturday in January.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 03 Jan. 1907. Littleport column

Royal Neighbors, Littleport
The Royal Neighbor camp had a very large crowd at their last meeting Tuesday evening. They elected the following officers for the ensuing year:
Oracle - Mae Liddy
Vice Oracle - Mrs. Frank Christ
Recorder - Mrs. J. J. Brich
Chancellor - Mrs. J. J. Liddy
Receiver - Mrs. E. L. Gifford
Marshal - Mrs. D. W. Whi__le
Inner Sentinel - Mrs. G. Olinger
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. W. Scovel
Manager - Mrs. W. E. Meyer
Physician - W. S. Donaldson
~Elkader Register, Thur., 10 Jan. 1907. Littleport column

1908

I.O.O.F. - Garber
At the I.O.O.F. lodge last Saturday night the following officers were elected for the ensuing term:
N.G. - Henry C. Schnepf
V.G. - Wm. L. Rutledge
Sec. - Geo. Kriebs
Treas. - Ed Jennings
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 19 Dec 1907. Garber column

Young Man's Club - Garber
At the meeting of the Young Man's Club the following named persons were elected officers for the ensuing term:
Pres. - E. Strube
Vice Pres. - Thos. E. Flaherty
Sec. - Henry C. Schnepf
Treas. - Wm. L. Rutledge
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 23 Jan. 1908. Garber column
Commercial Club - Elkport
The Elkport Commercial Club has now been permanently organized with the following officers:
President - M. Costigan
Vice Pres. - Herman Mueller
Secretary - Ed Beck
Treasurer - A. C. Reuschel
Directors - M. Costigan, Ed Beck, Geo. Kriebs, Chas. Kircher, H. F. Mueller
The club will meet monthly.
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 28 Nov. 1907. Elkport and Vicinity column

1909

Royal Neighbors of America - Littleport
At the recent meeting of the Royal Neighbors the following parties were elected to fill the offices during the coming year:
Oracle - Mrs. W. C. Towle
Vice Oracle - Mrs. F. Christ
Recorder - Mrs. J. J. Brich
Receiver - Miss Mame Liddy
Marshall - Mrs. Julia Nading
Chancellor - Miss Selma Piehl
Inner Sentinel - Mrs. Geo. Olinger
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. Hy. Ortman
Manager - J. J. Brich
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 10 Dec. 1908. Littleport column
Royal Neighbors of America - Osborne
Saturday evening, Jan. 9th, Marguerite Camp No. 786, at Osborne, Iowa, installed the following officers:
O. - Mary Kahrs
V.O. - Dora Dohrer
Chan. - Hilda Lemka
M. - Mary Stahl
Recorder - Mary Elvers
Receiver - Mary Dunn
I.S. - Lena Lemka
O.S. - Essie McCarron
Manager - Adolf Elvers
Physicians - Dr. Miller, Dr. Cahill
~Elkader Register & Argus, 14 Jan. 1909

1910

Modern Brotherhood of America - Elkport
At a regular meeting of the M.B.A. lodge Tuesday night the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
President - A. C. Reuschel
Vice Pres. - H. J. Hanneman
Sec. - Chas. J. Kircher
Treas. - Asa Kriebs
Chaplain - Josie Benschneider
Conductor - N. C. Darrow
Watchman - Wm. Frietag
Sentry - Dan Collins
M.D. - Dr. Kriebs
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 16 Dec. 1909. Elkport column

Royal Neighbors of America - Littleport
At a recent meeting of the R.N.A., the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Oracle - Mrs. W. C. Towle
Vice-Oracle - Mrs. Chas. Reichart
Chancell0r - Mrs. L. Winch
Recorder - Mrs. J. J. Brich
Receiver - Miss Mamie Liddy
Marshal - Mrs. Wm. Reichart
Inner Sentinel - Mrs. Anna Meyer
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. Ortman
Manager - Mrs. E. Dill
Camp Physician - Dr. Kriebs
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 06 Jan. 1910. Littleport column.
I.O.O.F. - Garber
At a meeting of the I.O.O.F. last Saturday night, the following officers were elected:
Noble Grand - W. L. Rutledge
ice-Grand - F. Dennis
Secretary - Geo. Kriebs
Treasurer - E. C. Jennings
Trustee - Henry C. Schnepf
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 13 Jan. 1910. Garber column

Elkport Opera House
The Opera House Co. held their annual meeting Monday evening and went over the business affairs of the past year. The stockholders all seemed well pleased with the report as submitted by Mayor Reuschel. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
President - Chas. Brandtman
Vice-President - Frank Dennis
Sec. and Manager - Geo. Kriebs
Treasurer - H. F. Mueller
Directors - M. Costigan, A. C. Reuschel, Albert Zapf, Robt. Bushkofsky, Louis Benschneider
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 13 Jan. 1910. Elkport and Vicinity column

Elkport Young Men's Club
At a meeting of the Young Men's Club last Tuesday night the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
President - John H. Strube
Vice-President - P. A. Purman
Secretary - Henry C. Schnepf
Treasurer - Wm. L. Rutledge
The Club has made a number of improvements in the past year, and is a credit to the town.
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 10 Mar. 1910. Elkport and Vicinity column

1911

Littleport & Elkport M.W.A.
The following officers were elected for the ensuing year at the regular meeting of the M.W.A. lodge Saturday evening:
V.C. - W. J. Brich
W.A. - E. L. Gifford
Banker - E. Enderes
Escort - John W. Enderes
Watchman - R. E. Davis
Sentry - John Wiley
Manager - H. Pust
Physician - Dr. F. J. Kriebs
Clerk - J. J. Brich

At the annual election of officers of the [Elkport] M.W.A., Thursday night, the following were elected for the ensuing year:
V.C. - F. J. Kriebs
P.C. - Geo. J. Roeder
W.A. - H. Schnack
Banker - H. Hafner
Clerk - A. C. Reuschel
Escort - M. Costigan
Physician - Dr. F. J. Kriebs
Watchman - Wm. Koehn
Sentry - R. C. Strube
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 15 Dec. 1910. Littleport column & Elkport and Vicinity column
Littleport Royal Neighbors
The Royal Neighbors elected the following officers for the coming year:
Oracle - Mrs. W. C. Towle
Vice-Oracle - Mrs. Wm. Reichart
Chancellor - Mrs. E. L. Gifford
Reporter - Mrs. J. J. Brich
Receiver - M. Liddy
Marshall - Mrs. M. J. Dinan
Inner Sentinel - Mrs. Hy. Ortman
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. Chas. Reichart
Mgr., 3 years - Mrs. Minnie Liddy
Camp Physician - Dr. Kriebs
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 15 Dec. 1910. Littleport column

Elkport Opera House Co.
The Stockholders of the Elkport Opera House Co., held their annual meeting, Monday evening, and after going over the business done the past year and paying up all claims, they declared a dividend of 4 %, after which the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
President - Chas. Brandtman
Vice Pres. - Albert Zapf
Treasurer - H. F. Mueller
Clerk and Manager - Geo. Kriebs
Directors -- M. Costigan, Louis Benschneider, A. J. Schenker, John Ortman, A. C. Reuschel
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 19 Jan. 1911. Elkport and Vicinity column

 

1912

Modern Woodmen of America, Elkport
At the annual meeting of the Woodmen, Thursday evening, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
V.C. - F. J. Kriebs
W.A. - M. Costigan
Banker - H. Hafner
Clerk - A. C. Reuschel
Physician - Dr. F. J. Kriebs
Escort - F. Dennis
Watchman - H. G. Kuehl
Sentry - W. J. Boehm
Mgr., 3 years - Wm. Koehn
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 21 Dec. 1911. Elkport and Vicinity column
Royal Neighbors of America, Littleport
At a meeting of the Royal Neighbors Tuesday evening the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Oracle - Martha Towle
Vice Oracle - Laura Reichart
Chancellor - Ella Becker
Recorder - Minnie Brich
Receiver - Mamie Liddy
Marshall - Ilda Gifford
Inner Sentinel - Sophia Ortman
Outer Sentinel - Mary Piehl
Manager - J. J. Brich
Physicians - Drs. Kriebs and Hesner
Musicians - Grace Reichart
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 14 Dec. 1911. Littleport column

1913

Gleaners, Garber
The Ancient Order of Gleaners met at the Y.M.C. building, Monday evening, and elected the following named members as officers of the arbor for the ensuing year:
Chief Gleaner - Jeff Harbaugh
Chaplain - G. H. Barrett
Sec. - Treas. - Ed Miller
Conductor - Henry C. Schnepf
Conductress - Mrs. W. L. Rutledge
Inside Guard - Japan Hansel
Outside Guard - P. B. Purman, Jr.
Lecturer - W. L. Rutledge
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 2 Jan. 1913. Garber column
 

1914

Modern Woodmen, Elkport
Elkport Camp No. 1739 Modern Woodmen of America elected the following officers at their meeting on Thursday night:
V.C. - F. J. Kriebs
W.A. - M. Costigan
Banker - Henry Hafner
Clerk - A. C. Reuschel
Escort - H. J. Hanaman
Watchman - Frank Dennis
Sentry - Fred Horstman
Physician - F. J. Kriebs
Manager for three years - Henry Schnack
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 18 Dec. 1913. Elkport and Vicinity column

Modern Woodmen, Littleport
The following officers were elected by the M.W.A. at their regular meeting held Saturday night:
V.C. - W. J. Brich
W.A. - G. C. Ruegnitz, Jr.
Clerk - J. J. Brich
Banker - E. Enderes
Escort - J. C. Miller
Watchman - Ed Meese
Manager - H. Pust
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 18 Dec. 1913. Littleport column.
Royal Neighbors of America, Littleport
At their meeting held Tuesday the R.N.A. elected the following officers for the coming year:
Oracle - Mrs. W. C. Towle
Vice-Oracle - Mrs. W. Reichart
Recorder - Mrs. J. J. Brich
Receiver - Miss Anna Meyer
Marshall - Mrs. E. L. Gifford
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. Chas. Reichart
Inner Sentinel - Mr. George Olinger
Manager - Mrs. J. J. Liddy
Organist - Grace Reichart
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 18 Dec. 1913. Littleport column

1915

Modern Woodmen, Elkport
The M.W.A. lodge held a meeting Thursday evening and elected the following officers:
V.C. - Frank Dennis
Escort - Matt Miller
W.A. - Mike Costigan
Watchman - Henry Beck
Banker - Henry Hafner
Manager, three years - Henry Hoffman
Clerk - Andrew Reuschel
Camp Physician - Dr. F. J. Kriebs
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 17 Dec. 1914. Elkport and Vicinity column
Modern Brotherhood of America, Elkport
At a meetiog of the M.B.A. lodge Tuesday evening the following officers were elected:
President - Wm. Boehm
Chaplain - Mrs. H. Musfelt
Vice-President - W. Henrichs
Conductor - Fred Horstman
Secretary - A. C. Reuschel
Watchman - Henry Musfelt
Sentry - Chris. Lau
Local Examiners - Drs. G. N. Thein, and F. J. Kriebs
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 17 Dec. 1914. Elkport and Vicinity column

1916

Opera House Stockholders, Elkport
The stockholders of the Elkport Opera House met Monday evening at the Opera House for the usual meeting and elected the following officers:
President - Chas. Brandtman
Vice Pres. - Frank Dennis
Treasurer - H. F. Mueller
Sec. and Manager - Geo. Kriebs
Directors - Albert Zapf, A. C. Reuschel, Geo. L. Gifford, Sig Soll, Asa Kriebs
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 13 Jan. 1916
Communia Farmers' Telephone Co., Communia
At a meeting of the Communia Farmers Telephone Company held last Monday at the Communia Turner Hall, the following officers and directors were elected:
President - J. J. Kuehl
Vice President - Mart Stence
Secretary - Geo. Feller
Treasurer - Wm. Muench
Directors - L. Lembke, Henry Cords, John Stallbaum, Wm. G. Bente, John Olinger, Adolph Possehl, L. Sherman
The affairs of the company are in a flourishing condition and the earnings are being put into improvements and extensions, thus continually giving better services.
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 13 Jan. 1916. Local News column.

1917

M.B.A., Elkport
The Modern Brotherhood lodge met Tuesday evening and elected the following officers for the new year:
President - H. Musfeld
Vice-President - Wm. Hinrichs
Secretary - A. C. Reuschel
Treasurer - Wm. Seippel
Chaplain - Mrs. H. Musfeld
Watchman - Mrs. M. J. Strube
Sentry - Wm. Costigan
Conductor - H. G. Kuehl
Local Examiners - F. J. Kriebs, G. M. Thein
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 21 Dec. 1916. Elkport Personals column

M.W.A., Elkport
The Modern Woodman lodge met Thursday evening and elected the following for 1917:
V.C. - Frank D_nnis
W.A. - Henry Beeh
Banker - Henry Hafner
Clerk - A. C. Reuschel
Escort - Henry Hoffman
Watchman - R. C. Strube
Sentry - Fred Horstmann
Manager for three years - Henry Schnake
Camp Physician - F. J. Kriebs
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 21 Dec. 1916. Elkport Personals column.
Opera House, Elkport
The Elkport Opera House Company held their annual meeting on Monday evening and elected new officers for the new year as follows:
Pres. - Chas. Brandtman
Vice Pres. - Frank Dennis
Treas. - H. F. Mueller
Sec. and Manager - A. C. Reuschel
Directors - Albert Zapf, Geo. Gifford, Sig Soll, A. W. Hohman, Geo. Kriebs
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 11 Jan. 1917. Elkport Personals column

I.O.O.F., Elkport
The Odd Fellow lodge installed the following officers for the ensuing year:
N.G. - H.C. Schnepf
V.G. - J. G. Walters
Secretary - Geo. Kriebs
Treasurer - E. C. Jennings
R.S. to N.G. - John Schweikert
L.S. to N.G. - Sam Smith
Warden - R. S. Nicols
Conductor - Fred Krieg
Inside Guard - Gus Krieg
R.S. to V.G. - Asa Kriebs
L.S. to V.G. - C. Schnepf
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 25 Jan. 1917. Elkport column

Frauen Verein, Elkport
The Frauen Verein at their last meeting elected the following officers for the present year:
President - Mrs. D. C. Beck
Vice President - Mrs. H. F. Meuller
Treasurer - Mrs. Geo. L. Gifford
Assistant Treasurer - Mrs. Chris Lau
Secretary - Mrs. Chas Brandtman
Assistant Secretary - Mrs. August Lund
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 22 Feb. 1917. Elkport column

1918

Elkport Modern Woodmen of America
The Modern Woodman lodge, No. 1739, met last Thursday evening and elected the following officers for the new year:
V.C. - Frank Dennis
W.A. - Henry Beck
Banker - H, Hafner
Clerk - A, C, Reuschel
Escort - Henry Hoffman
Watchman - R. C. Stube
Sentry - Fred Horstman
Camp Physician - F. J. Kriebs
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 20 Dec. 1917. Elkport column

Elkport Modern Brotherhood
The Modern Brotherhood Lodge, No. 153, met last Tuesday for election of officers and elected the following new officers for the new year:
President - H.H. Musfeld
Vice Pres. - Wm. Hinrichs
Treas. - Wm. Seippel
Sec'y - Mrs. Emelia Reuschel
Chaplain - Mrs. Lizzie. Musfeld
Watchman - Mrs. M.J. Strube
Sentry - Wm. Costigan
Conductor - Fred Horstman
Local Physicians - F. J. Kriebs, G. M. Thein
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 13 Dec. 1917 & 20 Dec. 1917. Elkport columns (the two reports were consolidated in this transcription)

Royal Neighbors of America, Littleport
The Royal Neighbors elected the following officers for the coming year:
Oracle - Mrs. W. C. Towle
Past Oracle - Mrs. M. M. Dinan
Vice Oracle - Mrs. F. J. Liddy
Chancellor - Mrs. Louis Tieden
Recorder - Mrs. J. J. Brich
Receiver - Miss Anna Meyer
Marshall - Mrs. Chas. Reichert
Asst. Marshall - Mrs. Laurence Dinan
Inner Sentinel - Mrs. Chas. Hackert
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. Wm. Meyer
Manager for three years - Mr. J. J. Brich
Physicians - Drs. Brown, Kriebs
Musician - Mrs. H. F. Becker
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 20 Dec. 1917. Littleport column

1919

Elkport Frauen Verein
The Frauen Verein was entertained by Mrs. Henry Becker, this being the annual meeting the following officers were elected:
President - Mrs. C. D. Bock
Vice President - Mrs. H. F. Mueller
Secy. - Mrs. Chas. Brantman
Asst. Secy. - Mrs. Aug. Lundt
Treasurer - Mrs. A. C. Reuschel
Asst. Treas. - Mrs. Ed Lund
The meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Wm. Kuaspe on Wednesday, Feb. 20.
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 16 Jan. 1919. Elkport Personals column.
Opera House Company
The Elkport Opera House Co. held their annual meeting at the Opera House Thursday evening and elected the following officers for the coming year: President - Geo. Kriebs
Vice President - Wm. Costigan
Treasurer - H. F. Mueller
Secy and Manager - A. C. Reuschel
Directors - Albert Zapf, Geo. L. Gifford, A. W. Hohman, Chas. Brandtman, Fred Horstman
Owing to war and flu conditions the house was closed most of the year, but with the present outlook arrangements are now under way to again have dances and shows booked for the coming season.
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 23 Jan. 1919. Elkport column.

1920

Elkport Modern Woodmen of America
The M.W.A. lodge elected the following officers for the new year:
V.C. - Henry Beeh
Banker - Geo. Kriebs
Escort - Wm. Meyer
Secretary - Henry Hoffman
Local Examiner - Dr. J. F. Kriebs
W.A. - Fred Hos_stman
Clerk - A. C. Reuschel
Watchman - R. C. Strubs
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 25 Dec. 1919. Elkport column
Elkport Modern Brotherhood
The Modern Brotherhood Lodge has elected the following officers for the new year:
President - Wm. Hinricks
Vice President - H. H. Musfelt
Treasurer - Wm. Seippel
Secretary - Emelin Reuschel
Chaplain - Lizzie Musfelt
Watchman - Anna Horstman
Sentry - Wm. Costigan
Conductor - F. Horstman
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 25 Dec. 1919. Elkport colum

1921

Opera House Company
The Elkport Opera House Company held their annual meeting at the Opera House Monday and elected the following officers:
President - Chas Brandtman
Vice-President - Albert Zapf
Treasurer - Geo. Kriebs
Manager of Dances and Shows - Geo. Downey
Managers of Picture Shows - Elmer Hughes, H. Beeh
Board of Directors - Alto Behrns, Robert Hafner, A. C. Reuschel, A. W. Reuschel, A. W. Hohman, Asa G. Kriebs
~Elkader Register, Thur., 13 Jan. 1921. Elkport column

1925

Royal Neighbors - Littleport
The Royal Neighbors at their regular meeting Dec. 9th elected the following officers:
Oracle - Martha Towle
Vice Oracle - Martha Behrens
Chancellor - Katie Dinan
Recorder - Minnie Brich
Receiver - Rosa Bachelder
Marshall - Anna Reichert
Inner Sentinel - Lenora Beckman
Outer Sentinel - Julia Meyer
Manager - Minnie Winch (Three-Year term)
Physicians - Drs. Brown and McGrath
Organist - Ella Becker
~Elkader Register, Thur., 11 Dec. 1924
Communia Farmers Mutual Fire & Lightning Insurance Association
The members of the Communia Farmers Mutual Fire & Lightning Insurance Association of Clayton County held their annual meeting at the court room Monday afternoon. The following officers were elected:
Directors - J. F. Huebsch, Strawberry Point; John Frederich, Elgin; G. C. Ruegnitz, Elkport
President - E. C. Ehrhardt, Elkader
Vice President - H. H. Diers, St. Olaf
Secretary - J. F. Becker, Elkader
Treasurer - Henry Wistrick, Elkader
The affairs of the association are in a prosperous condition and they now have over $4,000,000 insurance on the books.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 11 June 1925

1926

Communia Farmers' Mutual Fire and Lightning Association
The annual meeting of the members of the Communia Farmers' Mutual Fire and Lightning association was held at Elkader, Monday, June 14th, for the purpose of electing three directors and for the transaction of other business. The following directors were elected:
H. H. Diers, St. Olaf
P. M. Connelly, Cox Creek
Charles Peick, Elkader

The directors elected the following officers:
President - H. H. Diers, St. Olaf
Vice President - Ed Meder, Elkader
Secretary - J. F. Becker, Elkader
Treasurer - Henry Wistrick, Elkader

The company has about $4,000,000 insurance in force.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 17 June 1926

1927

Modern Woodmen of America, Elkport
The following officers were elected for M.W.A. Camp No. 1738 for the coming year:
V.C. - F. J. Kriebs
Adv. - John Schnack
Clerk - H. F. Beeh
Banker - George Kriebs
Trustee - John Peuker
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 16 Dec. 1926

1930

Royal Neighbors of America, Littleport
The regular annual meeting of Fern Leaf Camp, No. 2665, R.N.A., was held Tuesday evening, Dec. 10, 1929. Election of officers took place and the following officers were elected:
Oracle - Martha Towle
Vice Oracle - Bertha Kuehl
Past Oracle - Margaret Dinan
Recorder - Minnie Brich
Receiver - Caroline Hakert
Marshal - Anna Reichert
Asst. Marshal -Marie Elvers
Inner Sentinel - Margaret Kellogg
Manager, 3 yrs. - W. C. Towle
Organist - Ella Becker
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 19 Dec. 1929. Littleport column

1934

Royal Neighbors of America, Osborne
OSBORNE: Wednesday the R.N.A. camp of Osborne held a regular meeting to elect officers at the home of Mrs. John Sturm. The officers elected are:
Oracle - Bertha Stahl
Vice-Oracle - Mildred Thyne
Recorder - Carrie M. Feller
Receiver - Louise Klink
Marshall - Minnie Klink
Asst. Marshall - Gusta Dohrer
Inner Sentinel - Anna Ivory
Past Oracle - Alvina Winkler
Outer Sentinel - Ida Cook
Chancellor - Colletta McDermott
Managers - Louise Klink, Colletta McDermott, Alvina Winkler.
The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Fred Stahl.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 21 Dec. 1933

Royal Neighbors, Littleport
Littleport: The Fern Leaf camp of the Royal Neighbors of America installed their officers at the home of Mrs. W. C. Towle, Tuesday, Jan. 9th. The following officers were installed:
Oracle - Mrs. Martha Towle
Vice Oracle - Mrs. Bertha Kuehl
Chancellor - Mrs. Martha Behrens
Recorder - Mrs. Minnie Brich
Receiver - Mrs. Caroline Hakert
Marshal - Mrs. Ann Reichart
Assistant Marshal - Mrs. Marie Elvers
Past Oracle - Mrs. Margaret Dinan
Inner Sentinel - Mrs. Lenora Beckman
Outer Sentinel - Mrs. Margaret Kellogg
Manager - Mrs. Bessie Wentzel
Physicians - Drs. McGrath, Kriebs
Musician - Mrs. Ella Becker
Mrs. Margaret Dinan and Mrs. Ella Becker acted as installing officer and ceremonial Marshal.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 18 Jan. 1934

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