Independent (German) Order of Red Men Section of Cemetery - Jacksonville, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 42° 19.066 W 122° 58.433
10T E 502152 N 4685058
Quick Description: Jacksonville Stamm No. 148 was formed in 1870. A section of the Jacksonville cemetery was set aside for Red Men.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 7/11/2013 6:26:38 AM
Waymark Code: WMHH6F
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Long Description:
The Jacksonville Cemetery is divided into sections, which include City, Jewish, Catholic, Masonic, International Order of the Odd Fellows, and Red Men

At the Red Men section stands a sign which reads:

INDEPENDENT (GERMAN) ORDER OF RED MEN
In 1850, the German members of the Improved Order of Red Men, a patriotic fraternal organization with ties to the Sons of Liberty, seceded and formed the Independent Order of Red Men. Begun in Maryland like its predecessor and introduced throughout the United States, this organization at one time boasted a membership exceeding 12,000. All business was conducted in the German language. The fraternity, now defunct, was dedicated to love of country, to the advancement of patriotism, and to the maintenance of American Liberty.
     Jacksonville's Stamm No. 148 was formed in 1870. The order was said to have as members some of the most influential men in the area, one of whom was Henry Wendt (1846-1916). He saw Jacksonville's need for a dairy and, having acquired the necessary land, became the town's first "Milk Merchant."

The grave of Henry Wendt and his family can be found nearby the plaque.

Type of Location: Cemetery

Location Description: Not listed

Date of Construction: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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