Cottonwood County MN Organizations-AOUW
Cottonwood County, Minnesota
Windom Lodge No. 83, Ancient Order of United Workmen, was organized at Windom, June 23, 1883. The charter members were as follow: George M. Laing, past master workman; Samuel M. Espey, master workman; Benjamin. W. May, foreman; Milo DeWolf, overseer; E. C. Huntingdon, secretary; John G. Redding, financier; Herman A. Cone, recorder; C. A. Van Duzee, guard; William W. Barlow, inside watch; B. L. Sherwood, outside watch.
Mountain Lake Lodge No. 129, of the Ancient Order of United Workmen, was organized October 23, 1890. Among the charter members were the following: William Dirks, Henry P. Goertz, Arthur L. Cook, Henry M. Goss, Henry Hammer, Frank Balzer, J. L. Hanson, M. Wigton, Peter H. Dickman, Herman Teichrow. The first officers include the following: Past master workman, Henry P. Goertz; master workman, Arthur L. Cook; foreman Henry M. Goss; overseer, Henry Hammer; recorder, Solomon Balzer; financier; Herman Teichrow; receiver, Frank Balzer; guide, J. L. Hanson; inside watch, M. Wigton; outside watch, Peter H. Dickman.
The Ancient Order of United Workmen, Lodge No. 267, was organized at Westbrook, April 33, 1904, by Deputy Grand Master Gillespie. The charter members were the following: W. F. Wenholz, H. R. Fritz, T. T. Ernertson, S. Rupp, J. P. Johnson, W. Spaulding and L. Anderson. The first elective officers were inclusive of the following: W. F. Wenholz, past master workman; H. R. Pritz, master workman; T. T. Emertson, foreman; S. Rupp, overseer; J. P. Johnson, recorder; W. Spaulding, financier; Ole Emertson, guide; Henry Steinhoff, inside watch.