Modern Maccabees

Yagerlehner, Wilson - 1903-07-29MODERN MACCABEES HAVE A TENT HERE

New Organization Was Instituted in Fort Wayne Tuesday Evening,

T.H. Wilson, of Detroit, district deputy great commander, instituted a tent of the Knights of the Modern Maddabees in Fort Wayne on Tuesday evening, officered as follows:

Past Commander, H. Julian Slade; commander, Claude C. Hollenback; lieutenant commander, O. M. Lovalace; record keeper, Perry Thompson; finance keeper, O. E. Hadsell; physical, Dr. W. D. Calfin; chaplain, C. A. Byrt; sergeant, R. S. Pettit; master-at-arms, R. B. Bock; first M. of G., Wilson Yagerlehner; second M. of G., J. S. Gislett; sentinel, Emmet Cowell; picket, F. J. Ehrman.

Meetings are to be held on the first and third Tuesday evenings of each month above the gas office on Court street. This is the original pioneer order of Maccabees, incorporated in Michigan June 11, 1881, and has considerably over 100,00 members in its home state. It is a wholly distinct and separate order from the Supreme Tent Knights of the Maccabees, which began business two years later, and which has been established in this city for some time past.

“Modern Maccabees Have a Tent Here,” The Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Indiana), 29 July 1903, p. 14, col. 6; digital image, Newspaper Archive ( : accessed 23 December 2013).

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