Past & Present of Allamakee County, 1913; pgs
On the 30th day of May, 1883, after Memorial Day
exercises, a meeting of veterans from all over the
county was held in Waukon, preliminary to the
organization of a Grand Army Post. G. M. Dean was
chairman of the meeting, and T. C. Medary secretary.
On motion of D. W. Reed, F. H. Robbins was appointed
a committee to arrange for a mustering officer, and
the time of assembling.
On the 23d of June following, the veterans of
Allamakee county to the number of eighty-nine,
assembled at Barnard Hall in Waukon, and Comrade
Herman Karberg of Hyde Clark Post, Dubuque, proceeded
to muster in the following named charter members,
under special order No. 199, from department
headquarters of Iowa: Geo. W. Sherman, John Toole, E.
B. Raymond, D. W. Reed, John W. Pratt, Wm. T. Stull,
T. W. David, Geo. D. Greenleaf, Thos. B. Wiley, Isaac
Mickey, David Hawthorne, John Dowling, Thomas
Dowling, John Sines, Robert Boyce, T. J. Hawthorne,
Frank Klees, Julius Nelson, Geo. O. Potter, John
Griffin, Wm. Niblock, Wm. J. Miller, James B. Rudd,
D. W. Douglass, John H. Hale, Geo. Robertson, Leroy
Butts, E. W. Pratt, Peter Griffin, John F. Pitt,
Martin Hoffman, O. A. Ross, S. L. Rush, Daniel Ryan,
T. J. Hancock, Wm. Raymond, John D. Nesmeier, Henry
Allpress, L. Ferris, Jas. A. Langford, John Hartley,
A. R. Prescott, John T. Robinson, E. A. Swan, c. T.
Granger, Heber, Robinson, F. H. Robbins, T. C.
Medary, Geo. M. Dear, Jas. M. Barr, A. B. Conner,
Cornelius Ward, Henry P. Lane, Isaac Woodmansee, E.
B. Bascom, M. G. Wood, Oscar Collins, John A. Decker,
John Crawford, Wm. H. Crouch, M. F. Sanner, Frank Van
Amberg, Robert Smith, Henry Graham, C. B. Jordon,
James McClintock, James Ruth, L. W. Irwin, Hans
Simonson, Geo. Schroda, A. M. May, John A. Rupp, J.
J. Jennewine, Nick Betzinger, Wm. H. Graham,
Archibald McClintock, B. G. Stanley, James Briar,
Geo. W. Miller, Alonzo Thornton, Levi N. Green, P. I.
Pierce, C. A. Robey, Geo. P. Bellows, John W. Barlow,
A. F. Loomis, John Pixler, Hugh McCabe, Robert
Immediately after muster the following officers were
elected and installed: Post Commander, D. W. Reed;
Senior Vice Commander, J. W. Pratt; Junior Vice
Commander, James Ruth; Officer of the Day, T. C.
Medary, Surgeon, A. R. Prescott; Adjutant, E. W.
Pratt; Quartermaster, F. H. Robbins; Chaplain Rev.
Robert Smith; Officer of the Guard, A. B. Conner;
Sergeant Major, J. B. Reid; Quartermaster Sergeant,
Henry P. Lane.
The name chosen for the Post was Nathaniel P. Baker,
the adjutant general of Iowa in the dark days of the
rebellion; but upon ascertaining that the name was
already adopted by the Post at Clinton, on the 21st
day of July this post unanimously adopted the name of
John J. Stillman, the first man from Allamakee county
killed in action at Fort Donelson, and it has since
been known as John J. Stillman Post, No. 194.
From the time of organization the principal officers,
commander and adjutant, have been as follows:
Commander: D. W. Reed, 1883-88; F. H. Robbins,
1889-97; R. Wampler, 1898-1903; G. M. Dean, 1904-05;
F. H. Robbins, 1906; R. Wampler, 1907-10; G. P.
Adjutant: E. W. Pratt, 1883; N. H. Pratt, 1884; T. C.
Medary, 1885-86; A. M. May, 1887-1913.
The present officers are: Post Commander, G. P.
Bellows; Senior Vice Commander, James Briar; Junior
Vice Commander, John F. Pitt; Adjutant, A. M. May;
Quartermaster, Geo. W. Sherman; Surgeon, George
Cummins; Chaplain, R. Wampler; Officer of the Day, D.
W. Douglass; Patriotic Instructor, A. M. May; Officer
of the Guard, George Schroda; Sergeant Major, Hugh
McCabe; Quartermaster Sergeant, Jacob Minchk;
Delegate to State Encampment-A. M. May.
Waukon Relief Corps, John J. Stillman, No. 123,
organized August 7,1887, with the following officers:
Mrs. E. E. Stevens, president; Anna Granger, senior
vice president; Jane Dean, Junior vice president;
Henrietta Hale, secretary; Ellen Reed, treasurer,
Margaret David, chaplain; Adelia Conner, conductor;
Cynthia Robinson, guard. The present officers are:
Mrs. Althea Robbins, president; Alice Daulton, senior
vice president; Dina Reynolds, junior vice president;
Phoebe Walker, secretary; M. A. R. Bellows,
treasurer; Eliza Colgrove, chaplain; Mary Passmore,
conductor; Sarah Briar, guard.