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Rowena in Runnels County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Sons of Hermann Lodge

No. 216

 
 
Sons of Hermann Lodge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
1. Sons of Hermann Lodge Marker
Inscription. Organized in 1904 as Rowena Chapter of the Sons of Hermann, worldwide benevolent fraternal organization.
†††††Named for German national hero and tribal leader Hermann the Defender (18 B.C. - 19 A.D.), who helped break Roman power east of the Rhine River in 9 A.D.
†††††First officers of the Rowena Lodge were Michelus Feist, president; Julius J. Henkhaus, vice president; Walter Schuhmann, secretary; Ignatz Olsak, treasurer. There were ten charter members.
†††††The order maintains a youth camp and home for the aged, for members, at town of Comfort.
 
Erected 1971 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4979.)
 
Location. 31° 38.834′ N, 100° 2.523′ W. Marker is in Rowena, Texas, in Runnels County. Marker is on Edward Street (Farm to Market Road 2133) west of Concho Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rowena TX 76875, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. SPJST Lodge No. 49 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oldest Rock Building in City (approx. half a mile away); Sweet Home School (approx. 4.5 miles away); San Clemente Mission
O.D.H.S. (Order of Hermann Sons) Hall image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
2. O.D.H.S. (Order of Hermann Sons) Hall
Sons of Hermann Lodge 216
(approx. 6.9 miles away); Colorado River Ferry Crossing (approx. 8.3 miles away); Carnegie Library Building (approx. 8.4 miles away); War on Terror Memorial (approx. 8.4 miles away); Abilene & Southern Depot (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rowena.
 
Also see . . .  Sons of Hermann. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on July 22, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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