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Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Frenzel photograph, 1928

John P. Frenzel II (1855-1933) served as the president of Merchants National Bank and was a great patron of the arts in Indianapolis. He was a staunch supporter of the Maennerchor, arranging for famous guest musicians to appear with the group, funding the construction of the new Maennerchor Hall, and even appearing with his wife in several Maennerchor operas. He was also a member of the Indianapolis school board and supported the introduction of physical education into the schools. He served as the treasurer of both the North American Saengerbund and the Indianapolis Anti-Prohibition League.

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Athenaeum Turners Records, Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives, University Library, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

Photo of Mr. and Mrs. Frenzel
Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Frenzel photo, 1928

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