Cottonwood County MN Organizations-IOOF
Cottonwood County, Minnesota
Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Windom Lodge No. 108 was organized on January 15, 1886, by A. L. Bolton, with charter members as follow: Samuel M. Espey (noble grand), Charles H. Reipke, A. F. Strunk, (secretary), Orrin P. Moore, Daniel C. Davis, Frank M. Tripp , J. H. Tilford (vice-grand), Paul Seeger, DeWitt A. Day.
1916 elective officers: O. G. Peterson, noble grand; O. J. Einstad, vice-grand; M. C. Langley, recording secretary; Jacob Heijn, financial secretary; H. E. Hanson, treasurer; C. A. Lien, C. W. Gillam, O. Hammerstad, trustees.
Des Moines Valley Encampment No. 18, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, at Windom, was organized on March 30, 1904. The charter members and their offices were as follow: H. E. Hanson (high priest), W. A. Peterson (scribe), C. W. Gillam (chief priest), A. B. Daywitt, W. B. Cook, G. A. Peterson (treasurer), O. E. Seines (junior warden), P. G. Neufeld, A. W. Annes (senior warden), H. G. Hawkins, J. F. French, E. F. Hewitt, A. J. Rogers, Nels Simonson, F. T. Anton, A. Bassette, J. T. Johnson, Thomas Hawkins, H. C. Beise, H. L. White, Edgar Scott, S. A. Brown, S. L. Rogers, A. J. DeWolf, D. Rasmussen, W. S. French, J. F. Dolan, C. H. Reipke, H. J, Unruli, Carl Reipke, W. M. Teed, E. J. Severson, E. 0. Morton, J. Hinkley, F. J. Carpenter, L. C. Churchell, C. C. Minor, A. F. Strunk and E. E. Rank.
1916 elective officers were as follow: L. Sogge, chief priest; W. L. Silliman, senior warden; P. G. Keufeld, high priest; Howard Yerkes, scribe; H. E. Hanson, treasurer; E. 0. Morton, junior warden.
Canton No. 23, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, at Windom, was instituted on April 18, 1912, by Brigadier-General August Hohenstein, assisted by Major Henry Reimer. The charter members were as follow: A. W. Annes, P. G. Neufeld, C. W. Gilliam, W. L. Silliman, Philip J. Parks, Ole M. Peterson, H. C. Hamilton, L. L. Sogge, Carl Reipke, E. H, Klock, J. O. Thompson, S. A. Brown, H. E. Hanson, Gustav Mueiler, F. E. Silliman, 0. E. Seines, F. J. Carpenter, Ed Westgard, J. G. Hiukley, W. J. Clark, Howard Yerkes, Thomas Hawkins, Edward Olson, Eben 0. Morten, Andrew Olson, Albert H. Hanson, Walter P. Cowan, K. S. Hocker, J. F. French, J. F. Johns, Charles O. Hopstrom.