Monday, December 15, 2008

Liederkranz Club - Rochester, NY

There is an interesting item in the Rochester City Directory for 1891 in the section for organizations.

Rochester Liederkranz Organized 1873 Pres Geo ะก Stand; Vice Pres PM Eagan; Rec Sec Joseph A Staud; Fin Sec Louis H Daus; Trea Wm Haitz Charles Schied. Meets second Sunday of each month at Wagner's Hall.

My great-grandfather, Patrick M. Eagan, is the only P. M. Eagan in the City Directory for that year. Why would my great-grandfather, an Irishman, be the vice-president of a German organization?

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