At its conception, the Lodge Bretheran were mostly German speaking, and it was said the Lodge performed all of their degree work in the German language. Germania Lodge #160 was the first Maryland Lodge working in the German language and received their Charter on May 13,1872. There was a big 50th Anniversary on May 15, 1922. The Master of Ceremonies was Mr. Conrad Rabbe.
In the very beginning years of Sincerity Lodge the Secretaries also kept their minutes of our meetings in both in German and English side-by-side in every book.
Germania Lodge-Zion Kirche Mai 2011
Germania Lodge still exists today and maintains a location in Cockeysville, MD.