|Tract based on information gathered by the Knights of Luther|
Earlier today I came across an old advertisement from 1914 for the Protestant Magazine, which was published in Washington, DC. It said:
This number will naturally appeal to Protestant clergymen, Guardians of Liberty, Knights of Luther and other church and patriotic organisations.
The local unit of a fraternal organisation is often called a 'lodge', although the Royal Black Institution has a preceptory and the local unit of the Independent Order of Rechabites was a 'tent'. However with the Knights of Luther, it was a 'castle'.
This country has too few holidays that are distinctively American. We believe the great majority of the American people will approve of making February 12 a legal holiday in honour of him who drove from this fair land the hideous system of human slavery.
I know nothing og the scale and spread of the organisation and how long it survived but on 18 July 1954 the dedication service was held after renovation work at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in DuBois, Pennsylvania. The Knights of Luther was listed as one of the organisations represented at the service so it was still in existence in 1954, some forty years after its formation.
This was one of many fraternal organisations and it is one of the lesser-known.