Biography of Emil F. Winkler
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Winkler, Emil F., was born in Germany, March 19, 1854, received a good education in his native country, came to America in 1871, and first settled in Holyoke. Mass., where he engaged in the wool industry. In 1877 he removed to Troy, and since then has been engaged in the restaurant business, becoming proprietor of the Aihambra Hotel, March 24, 1887. He is prominent in secret societies and other organizations; in March. 1882, he was initiated in Rensselaer Lodge No. 53, I. O. O. F., of Troy, and in July, 1884. became its noble grand. In January, 1885, he was appointed grand secretary by D. D. G. M. William Hare and in August of the same year, grand marshal by D.D.G.M. Porter; he held the latter position two years and in August, 1891, was reappointed by D. D. G. M. D. G. Face. In March, 1892, he he was elected D. D. G. M. He is one of the foremost and ablest Odd Fellows in the State. In 1888-89 he was grand master of the Order of Druids of the State of New York, and since 1888 has been one of the grand representatives to the Supreme Lodge of the United States. He is a prominent member of the Knights of Pythias, was one of the founders of the German Hall Association, and for several years has been president of the body. In 1875 he married Bertha Page of South Hadley Falls, Mass.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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