05 September 2015

On This Day: Bakers' Union formed

A Bakers’ Union was formed in Lancaster in 1881, reported the Daily Intelligencer On This Day that year. The boss bakers met at Maennerchor hall and elected W. G. Rapp as President of the union. Geo. S. Brady was elected Vice President. Fred Goos was elected secretary and Geo. Shaeffer was elected Treasurer. 


Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 5 September 1881. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  


On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.