Knights of Pythias of Dodge County, Nebraska

This is one of the more modern civic societies, founded at the close of the Civil war in the City of Washington, where Lodge No. 1 was instituted. It has grown wonderfully and now ranks along third in the great secret orders, Masons and Odd Fellows only being ahead in this class of fraternities. In Dodge County this order is not strong, although some lodges have been organized.

Triumph Lodge No. 32

This lodge at Fremont was organized October 13, 1885, and now enjoys a membership of 260.

Its first and present (1920) elective officers have been as follows:

First Officers Title Present Officers
J. E. Frick Past Chancellor ...
C. D. Marr Chancellor Commander G. W. Nagel
F. D. Ellick Vice-chancellor H. C. Koplin
F. A. Harmon Prelate J. W. Cattern
G. H. Staube Keeper of Rec. & Seal H. M. Weeks
George F. Looschen Master of Finance L. C. Spangler
A. Truesdell Master of Exchequer W. T. Robertson
Frank Dolezal Master-at-Arms W. F. Primley
T. L. Stribbling Inner Guard Ray Moller
August Reitz Outer Guard H. D. Groetzinger
... Master of Work F. B. Snyder

 This order owns no hall, but has a handsome property on the banks of Platte River, four miles west of Fremont, known as Knights of Pythias Park, purchased in September, 1919, at a cost of $2,000, and has here made many improvements so that today it is well worth double its cost price.

The only other active lodge of this order in Dodge County now is at Hooper.


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Source: History of Dodge and Washington Counties, Nebraska, Rev. William H. Buss and Thomas T. Osterman, Volume 1, The American Historical Society, Chicago, 1921.

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