1886 George Reeser Prowell wrote the following about Lenni Lenape Tribe,
LENAPE TRIBE, No. 2, is the oldest existing tribe of the order in
the State, and in numbers and wealth the strongest and richest in the
United States. It was instituted May 10, 1850, by Great Incohonee
William B. Davis, assisted by Francis Fullerton, of Lenni Lenape Tribe,
No. 8, of Pennsylvania, and Great Chief of Records of the United States.
These were the charter members: Nathaniel Chew, William F. Colbert, John
T. Davis, Timothy C. Moore, Sylvester Rainhard, Joseph Shipley, Daniel
S. Garwood, William Beckett, George Wood, E.D. Brister, John Wood,
Joseph Myers, Albert Robertson, John W. Hoey, James B. Richardson,
Robert Maguire, Joseph B. Hawkins, James O. Stillwell and Anthony Joline.
The officers were as follows: P., Timothy C. Moore; S., Nathaniel Chew;
S.S., John Wood; J.S., William F. Colbert; C. of R., Joseph Myers; K. of
W., Albert Robertson.
Lenape has had an eventful career, at times flourishing and at other
times so short of funds that a few faithful members paid expenses and
benefits out of their private purses, but persistence won at last and a
flood tide of prosperity set in, which has continued until the Lenni
Lenapes number seven hundred and thirty-two and the wampum belt contains
its members are these Past Great Sachems:’George W. Watson, John T.
Davis, Charles H. Gordon, Thomas
J. Francis and Daniel M. Stevens; and of its Past Sachems these are
living: Timothy C. Moore, Henry A. Breyer, Lewis Zeigler, Samuel J.
Fenner, Edward J. Steer, William F. Farr, Samuel D. Watson, George
Horneff, George A. Cairoli (Brother
of Mrs. Emma Horneff- PMC),
Thomas J. Rowand, Samuel A. Owens, Benjamin
M. Braker, Lambert Banes, George Pfeiffer, William Sheridan, Thomas
F. Muckelson, Hope Sutton, James P. Moore, D.D. Worts, Leonard
L. Roray, Benjamin J. Price, John A. Hall, B.S.M. Branning, Abraham
Davis, Harry B. Garrison, Walter E. Garwood, George A. Rogers, William
C. Davis, Frank P. Jackson, H. Frank
Pettit, John A. Harbeson, John
Quick, Angus B. Cameron, Lewis Z. Noble, George Leathwhite, Conrad F.
Austermuhl, John K. Seagrove, Charles L. Vansciver, Harry Hoffman, Harry
B. Tyler, James H. Reeve and George W. Davis. The officers are: P., G.W.
Davis; S., Edward Francis; S.S., Samuel Baker; J.S., Joseph Watson; C.
of R., L.Z. Noble; K. of W., C.F. Austermuhl; Trustees, T.J. Francis,
T.F. Muckelson, J.K. Reeve, Leonard
L. Roray and H.F. Pettit.