Gavel, Fraternal
1930 Approximate
Miniature Wooden Gavel of Rebekah Lodge. Material: wood, textile. Size: 1 1/4" x 2 3/4". Description: dark stained wooden mallet attached to tapered, turned wooden handle; white and green satin ribbon tied around handle; symbolic Rebekah Lodge officer.
Property of Kathryn Hazel Jeddeloh, daughter of George Smith, New Richland farmer. Kathryn was the New Richland I.O.O.F. Rebekah Lodge Secretary in the 1930s, and she was married to August Jeddeloh, son of Fred and Bertha Matthies Jeddeloh of New Richland.