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  • Chuck Shultz
    I stumbled on two articles about the founding of the Knights of Columbus at West, Texas. My great grandfather, John G. KUHN, was the first Grand Knight. Chuck
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 5, 2000
      I stumbled on two articles about the founding of the Knights of
      Columbus at West, Texas. My great grandfather, John G. KUHN, was the
      first Grand Knight.

      Chuck Shultz

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      West, Texas
      [newspaper unknown]
      [date unknown]


      INITIATE LARGE CLASS K. OF C.

      Perfecting Plans to Establish
      Council of the Order
      In This City

      Through the continued efforts for several weeks, of Mr. J. G. Kuhn,
      plans are now being perfected for establishing in this city a council
      of the order, Knights of Columbus.

      For several weeks Mr. Kuhn has been securing the names of candidates,
      and on last Sunday night thirty of these went to Waco, where they
      took the initiatory degrees. Another degress will be given at an
      early date, and then they will be ready to establish a council in
      this city.

      The next meeting at Waco will begin with a special service at the
      Catholic Church in the morning. In the afternoon, the degrees will
      be given, after which a banquet will be served at the Raleigh Hotel,
      the new members being the guests of the Waco council.

      Those who formed the class initiated last Sunday are as follows: John
      Mikulik, Louis Bezdek, Dan Urbanovsky, Frank Seith, Ed Dittermann,
      Albert Ctverlik, Charles Janak, Kelon Busby, Joe Kubella, Frank
      Cocek, Emil Jerebek, Johnny Nemecek, Joe Gaidusek, John Barak, Franki
      Uptmor, Jerry Cernosek, John Marek, Willie Kolar, Charles Smajstrla,
      Frank Kabella, Antone Hajek, Emil Jansky, Walter Barak, Henry
      Smajstrla, John Rendek, Eddie Walla, J. E. Hajek, Joe Karlik, Frank
      Baca, and Lawrance Holocek.

      These are some of the best young men of West and vicinity, and with
      those who already have membership in the order, Antone and Ernest
      Nemecek, Joe Polasek, Henry Kabella, Rev. M. Budnik, J. G. Kuhn and
      J. F. Cernosek, will make the West Council one of the strongest and
      most active in any small city in the state.

      It will probably be sixty days before the charter can be secured and
      the local council initiated.


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      West, Texas
      Times-Herald Special
      July 29, [????]


      KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FORM COUNCIL AT WEST

      WEST, Texas. July 29 -- With many members of the order present from
      Waco, the formal institution of the West council of the Knights of
      Columbus took place last night. Officers were installed by past
      State Deputy E. J. Davoren of Dallas, assisted by District Deputy E.
      C. McDermott of Waco and some of the officers of the Waco council.
      Fifty charter members were enrolled.

      Officers of West council who will serve for the first term are: Grand
      Knight, J. G. Kuhn; deputy grand knight, A. R. Nemeck; chancellor,
      Kelon Busby; recorder, H. V. Smajstrla; financial secretary, Ed
      Ditterman; treasurer, Frank Seith; advocate, J. R. Cuff; warden, T.
      F. Cocek; inner guard, J. C. Karlik; outer guard, Joe Kabella;
      trustee, three years, Frank Wachsmann; two years, Ernest Nemecek; one
      year, Charles Zapalac.

      After the installation members of the West council were hosts at a
      luncheon, at which many delicacies were served.
    • Frances Kay Nelson
      Chuck, came across your message and wonder if you are any relationship to the Shultz on Sevier Co., TN Kay
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 6, 2000
        Chuck, came across your message and wonder if you are any relationship
        to the Shultz on Sevier Co., TN
        Kay
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