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Garnavillo Horse Thief Detective Association

1878
The horse thieves must look sharp ! At a regular meeting of the Garnavillo Horse Thief Detective Association, held June 10th, 1878, the following officers were elected:
President - J. H. Bierbaum
Vice President - Wm. Schoulte
Secretary - Helmuth Brandt
Treasurer - Henry Schumacher
Capt. - J. C. Stickfort
Lieut. - E. Wallerer
Riders - H. Hill, G. B. Koster, Jas. Uriell, H. Schafer, Wm. Schoulte, D. Benjegerder, Alvin Tarrey, Louis Mueller, Wm. Moellering, H. Rater
~Elkader Register, Thur., 20 June 1878

1879
The annual meeting of the Garnavillo Horse Thief Detective Association was held at Garnavillo Tuesday, June 2nd. The society mean business and horse thieves will be given a warm reception if they appear in their neighborhood. The following officers were elected for the Ensuing year:
President - B. F. Fox
Vice President - J. H. Bierbaum
Secretary - H. Brandt
Treasurer - Henry Schumacker
Captain - Chris. Stickford
Lieutenant - W. H. Boals
Riders - Henry Hill, G. B. Koester, James Uriell, X. Schaeffer, Wm. schoulte, Fritz Bruns, Alvin Torrey, K. Muller, Wm. Moellering, H. Ruter
~Elkader Register, Thur., 19 June 1879

1883
The annual meeting of the Garnavillo Horse Thief Association was held at Turner Hall, Garnavillo, May 14th, 1883, and elected the following officers for the ensuing term:
President - J. H. Kuenzel.
Vice- President - Fred Kann.
Secretary - Helmuth Brandt.
Treasurer - J. H. Tangemann.
Captain - C. J. Strickfort.
Lieutenant - Henry Brandt.
Riders - Aug. Oelke, Henry Hill, Wm. Beck, J. Uriell, H. Schaefer, Fred Schumacher, Fritz Bruns, Ludwig Mueller, Wm. Mallering and H. Ruter.
~Elkader Register, Fri., 25 May 1883

1885
At a meeting of the Garnavillo Horse Thief Detective Association the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
President - J.H.. Kuenzel
Vice president - Fred Kann
Secretary - Helmuth Brandt
Treasurer - J.H. Tangeman
Captain - C.G. Stickford
Lieutenant - Henry Brandt
The society was organized in 1870, for the purpose of rendering assistance to its members in case any of them loose horses by theft, and to its credit be it said that not a horse has been stolen in this neighborhood since it was organized.
~Elkader Register, 27 May 1885

1894
Garnavillo Horse Thief Detective Association - Annual meeting on Pentacost Monday.
Helen Brandt, Sec'ty
J.F. Kuenzel, Pres.
Garnavillo Sentinel, Wed. 14, Feb 1894

1899
The Garnavillo Horse Thief Detective Association held its meeting at the Turner hall on Monday, May 22nd, and elected the following officers for the ensuing year:
President - Henry Schlacke
Vice president - Ben Johnson
Secretary - Helmuth Brandt
Treasurer - Henry Dettmer
Captain - C.G. Stickfort
Lieutenant - C.W. Schumacher
Riders, as follows: Julius Pufahl, H.W. Fritz, E.W. Kregel, Wm. Beck, W.A. Tangemann, J.F. Schumacher, F. Wilker, Hy. Schumacher, Hy. Mueller and Chas. Schulte.
A very enthusiastic meeting was held, over fifty members were present.
~Elkader Register, Thurs. 25 May 1899 (Garnavillo Department)

1900
The Garnavillo Horse Thief Detective Association held their annual meeting June 4th, 1900, and elected the following officers:
President - Henry Schlacke
Vice president - Ben Johnson
Secretary - Helmuth Brandt, Sr.
Treasurer - H.H. Kuhlman
Captain - C.G. Stickfort
Lieutenant - C.W. Schumacher
Riders, as follows: Julius Pufahl, H.W. Fritz, Ed Kregel, Wm. Beck, W.A. Tangeman, J.F. Schumacher, F. Wilker, Henry Schumacher, Henry Mueller and Chas. Schulte.
Membership, 69.
~Elkader Register, 14 June 1900

1906
The Garnavillo Horse Thief Detective Association held their annual meeting on June 6th and elected the following officers and riders:
President - Henry Schlake
Vice president - Henry Dittmer
Secretary - Helmuth Brandt
Treasurer - H.H. Kuhlman
Captain - E.G. Stickfort
Lieutenant - C.W. Schumacher
Riders - Julius Pufahl, H.W. Fritz, E.W. Kregel, W.A. Tangeman, J.F. Schumacher, F. Wilker, Henry Schumacher, Henry Mueller, Chas. Schulte and George Kuhlman.
There are about $185 in the treasury.
Helmuth Brandt, Sec.
~Elkader Register, Thurs., 14 June 1906

1909
The Garnavillo Horse Thief Detective Association held their annual meeting in Turner Hall on May 31st, 1909, and elected the following officers:
President - H. C. Schumacher
Vice Pres. - C. G. Stickford
Secretary - W. H. Seibertz
Treasurer - H. H. Kuhlman
Captain - C. W. Schumacher
Lieutenant - C. J. Thoma
Riders - Henry Schlake, Julius Pufahl, J. F. Schumacher, Geo. Kuhleman, H. D. Kregel, J. H. Stiehl, A. F. Tangeman, C. W. Schulte, L. W. Meyer, F. W. Mueller
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 03 June 1909. Garnavillo column

1936
Notice of Annual Meeting
The annual meeting of the Garnavillo Horse Thief Association will be held at Garnavillo at the Council rooms on Monday, June 1, at one o'clock p.m. for the election of officers and the transaction of such business as may come before the meeting. All members are reuested to be present.
H.C. Schumacher, President
Wm. H. Siebertz, Secretary
~Guttenberg Press, Thursday, 28 May 1936 (Garnavillo section)

Other groups by year

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1878

Hook & Ladder Company Organized
The citizens of Garnavillo have organized a Hook & Ladder Company for protection against the fire fiend. The following officers were elected:
Foreman - Eugene Barnes
1st Assistant - J. W. Hudson
2nd Assistant - H. Limbech
Sec. - J. H. Tangeman
Treas. - L. C. Meyer
They intend to erect a building 12 X 30 on the east side of the public square for storing the truck, ladders, etc. A ball will be given in Turner Hall on the evening of Dec. 26th, the proceeds to be devoted to the benefit of the above company.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 12 Dec. 1878

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1879

I.O.O.F.
W. G. Woodall installed the following persons as officers of Garnavillo Lodge No. 29, I.O.O.F., on the 18th:
N.G. - W. H. Boals
V.G. - Wm. Allers
Sec. - B. F. Fox
Tr. - James McGuen
R.S.N.G. - J. Briggs
L.S.N.G. - C. Hagensick
Warden - Geo. Sigg
Com. - C. F. Schultze
R.S.S. - J. M. Hagensick
L.S.S. - C. Kuempel
I.G. - N. Bothmer
O.G. - C. Henning
~Elkader Register, Thur., 30 Jan. 1879

Since my last communication two weeks ago, D.D.G.M. Woodall, has been here and installed the officers of Garnavillo Lodge, No. 29, I.O.O.F. The officers who were elected for the term were:
N.G. - Wm. Ahlers
V.G. - Henry Bothmer
Sec'y - B. F. Fox
Treas. - James McGuire
~Elkader Register, Thur., 31 July 1879. Garnavillo column

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1890

A.F. & A.M.
At a regular communication of Garnavillo lodge No. 90, A.F. & A.M., the following officers were elected:
J. D. Maurer, W.M.
F. Cook, S.W.
J. F. Schumacher, J.W.
T. J. Krasinsky, Sec'y
Helm. Brandt, Treas.
The officers will be installed at public installation Tuesday, Dec. 31.

I.O.O.F.
At a regular meeting of Garnavillo lodge No. 29, I.O.O.F., held at it's hall on Saturday, the following officers were elected:
C. L. Morrison, N.G.
Helmuth Brandt, V.G.
F. Cook, Sec'y
Wm. Ahlers, Treas.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 12 Dec. 1889 (Garnavillo column)

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1897

Garnavillo Social Literary Society
The citizens of Garnavillo, in order to establish among themselves a better union, and the foundation of principles that will tend to elevate them, have organized the society entitled, The Garnavillo Social Literary Society. The object of this society is to interest the citizens of this community in the promotion of social purity and education. The officers of the organization are as follows:
Pres. - Holmes B. Crosby
Vice Pres. - H. Luehsen, Jr.
Sec. - Wm. Seibertz
Treas. - J. H. Gritzmacher
Janitor - John Seibertz
~Elkader Register, Fri. Morning, 15 Jan. 1897. Garnavillo column

Busy Bees Organized
Garnavillo has a new society, one which is of interest to the female sex alone. It is called the "Busy Bees" and its members are supposed to make the name an appropriate one. Its meetings are held every Wednesday evening at the respective homes of the members. Following is a list of officers: Pres. - Hulda Brandt
Vice Pres. - Lulu Walleser
Secretary - Carrie Barnes
Treasurer - Emma Rohde
Curious people of the male gender are warned that while bees are of a very industrious nature, they still have a very sharp sting, which is operated in a very impartial manner on all who wish to discover something which concerns them not.
~Elkader Register, Fri. morning, 20 Aug. 1897. Garnavillo column

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1899

Rebecca
The Rebecca lodge at this place installed the following officers at their meeting Wednesday night:
N.G. - Mrs. Brum
V.G. - Miss Jessie Barnes
Secretary - Mrs. A. A. Schmidt
Treasurer - Mrs. Frank Oelkers
~Elkader Register, 05 Jan. 1899. Garnavillo Department columnA.O.U.W.
The following officers were installed in the Garnavillo lodge A.O.U.W. Thursday evening of last week:
Past Master Workman - Helmuth Brandt
Master Workman - T. J. Krasinsky
Foreman - J. T. Schumaker
Overseer - D. H. Clair
Recorder - J. H. Nieter
Finance - Fred Harporg
Receiver - W. F. Meyer
Watchman - J. H. Tangeman
~Elkader Register, 12 Jan. 1899

Farmers Mutual Insurance Co.
The members of the Farmers Mutual Insurance Company of Garnavillo met Saturday and the following officers were elected for the coming year:
Pres. - H. H. Kuhlman
Vice Pres. - T. W. Kregel
Sec. - E. W. Kregel
Treas. - Henry Brandt
Directors - J. F. Wm. Kaiser, Julius Tuecke
~Elkader Register, Thur., 07 Sept. 1899. Garnavillo Department column

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1900

Vurn-Verein / Turners
At the regular meeting of the Garnavillo Turn-Verein, held at Turner Hall Dec. 11th, 1899, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Pres. - W. A. Kregel
V. Pres. - J. H. Greutzmacher
Treas. - Wm. Schumacher, Sr.
Sec. - H. C. Kuenzel
1st Turn Wart - Henry Limbach
2nd Turn Wart - Christ Thoma
Janitor - J. H. Tangeman
~Elkader Register, Thur., 21 Dec. 1899. Garnavillo Department column

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1905

Turners
At the Turner meeting Monday night the following officers were elected for the coming year:
First Pres. - Henry Schumacher
Second Pres. - Chas. Thoma
Treasurer - Wm. Schumacher Sr.
Secretary - Henry Limbach
First Turner - Henry Limbach
Second Turner - Frank Schultz
Janitor - Julius Tangeman
Supt. of Wardrobe - Martin Havill
Floor Manager - John P. Stickfort
Bar Tender - Julius Tangeman
~Elkader Register, Thur., 22 Dec. 1904. Garnavillo column

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1909

Turners / Turn-verein
The Turners of the Garnavillo Turn-verein held their annual meeting and election of officers on the evening of Monday last. The following officers were elected: President - Wm. A. Kregel
Vice Pres.- August Ingwersen
Secretary - Frank Schultz
Treasurer - Henry Luehsen
Floor Manager - Alfred Wirkler
First Turn Wart - Al Peterson
Mgr. Of Wardrobe - Martin Havill
Janitor - J. H. Tangeman
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 24 Dec. 1908. Ganavillo News colum

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1932

Turn-Verein
Garnavillo: At a meeting of the Garnavillo Turn-Verein, held last Monday evening, the following directors were elected:
J. H. Stiekl
Henry Limbach
A. H. Stickford
Homer Wilke
O. F. Schumacher
Alfred Wirkler
Hugo Harberg
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 18 Feb. 1932

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1934

M.W.A.
Garnavillo: The regular meeting of the Cottonwood Camp, No. 3004, M.W.A., was held at Schulte's Tavern at which the following officers were elected:
Consul - Hugo Harberg
Advisor - George Hill
Secretary - Fred Fehlhafer
Banker - Harold Schulte
Escort - Henry Eglseder
Sentry - Gus Ihde
Watchman - LeRoy Ihde
Managers - Wm. Dettman, Art Moellering, Walter Fehlhafer
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 25 Jan. 1934

Commercial Club
The annual meeting of the Garnavillo Commercial Club was held Monday evening and the following officers were elected:
President - John Hultgren
Vice President - John Hultgren
Secretary - Treasurer = F. L. Lau
Executive Committee - Alvin Kregel, Oliver Schultz, Wilford Masuen, C. J. Ettledorf
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 08 Mar. 1934
Turn-Verein
The annual meeting of the Garnavillo Turn-Verein was held at the Turner hall Monday evening. The following were to direct the affairs of the organization for the coming year:
W. B. Kuenzel
Hugo Harberg
Alvin Kregel
Ed. Tuecke
Arno Stickford
Lawrence Schumacher
Oliver Schultz

Officers were named as follows:
President - W. B. Kuenzel
Vice President - Hugo Harberg
Secretary - Alvin Kregel
Treasurer - Ed. Tuecke
Janitor - Willis Thoma
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 22 Feb. 1934

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1935

Commercial Club
The Commercial Club held its annual election at the Oelke Café Monday evening and elected the following:
President - E. W. Tuecke.
Vice President - Harold Schulte.
Sec. and Treas. - Dr. N. Cahalan.
Executive Committee - Carl Ettledorf, A. H. Stickford, W. B. Kuenzel, Dr. J. W. Hudek.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 24 Jan. 1935

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