The members of Goethe lodge No. 2, Sons of Herman, held their second annual ball and holiday festival at the Royal Dancing academy last evening [Jan. 1, 1912], there being about 300 persons present, among whom were several members of Schiller lodge No. 1 of Salt Lake City.
This is the first German festival that has been held in Ogden for many months and it proved a most unqualified success in point of attendance as well as the pleasure it afforded. A Christmas tree was provided for the children, many of whom were present, and gifts of toys, fruits, nuts and confections were dealt out with a lavish hand. For the older ones, lunch and other refreshments were provided in abundance.
During the evening there was an address by Jacob Aures, a prominent member of the Salt Lake lodge. After the distribution of Christmas gifts among the children there was dancing until midnight.
The chapter of the Sons of Herman was organized about a year ago and has already attained a substantial membership of German residents of this city. The present officers are Jacob Schillo, president; G. A. Muller, vice president; W. H. Wagner, secretary, and F. A. [sic] Bremer, financial secretary. The general committee in charge of the entertainment last evening was composed of G. A. Muller, Joseph Baumeister, Jacob Schillo, John Schwartz and Julius Muhl.
Source: Evening standard (Ogden, Utah). 42nd year, no. 2 (Jan. 2, 1912), p. 5, German festival at Royal Hall.