1850 – Order of the Druids Organized in Milwaukee

On this date the Order of the Druids was organized in Milwaukee. One of the oldest fraternal organizations in Wisconsin, Wisconsin Grove No. 1 was organized by charter members A.F. Hausemann, H.M. Brietz, Joseph Lachner, and G.F. Becker. The order offered benefits and insurance for its members. [Source: , by William George Bruce, p.285]