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ODD FELLOWS AND KNIGHTS
Cleveland Lodge, I. O. O. F. - Cuyahoga — Erie — Phoenix — Cataract — Allemania — Anchor — University — Amazon — Banner — Mayflower — North
Wing Encampment — Harmonia Encampment — Lake Shore Lodge, K. of P. — Washington — Herman — Standard — Cleveland — Owatonna — South
Side — Oak — Forest City — Red Cross — Section Seventy-Eight — Section
Eight-Nine — Preux Chavalier Division
Cleveland Lodge No. 13, I. O. O. F.,
was granted a charter April 16, 1842, but was not regularly instituted
until May 14th of the same year. This is the oldest
lodge in Northern Ohio. The charter members were Gideon F. Tindall,
John Forbey, J. H. Monroe, J. J. Phillips, Francis Harding, S. B. Logan,
Isaac Cornell, D. A. Eddy, Albert Harris, William Cubbin, Edward Downs.
The following is a list of the Noble
Grands, with the years in which they held office. From the organization
until January 1, 1847, the term of office was three months; since that
time it has been six months. The Noble Grands of each year are
arranged in the order in which they occupied the chair: In 1842,
Gideon F. Tindall, Edward Downs, and S. B. Logan; 1843, Henry
Morgan, Madison Miller, Robert Johnston and George Judkins; 1844,
William Bailey, Nelson Hayward, J. K. Baker and Henry Morgan;
1845, Robert Bailey, William Cubbin, David Russell and G. F. Tindall;
1846, William Smith, John Shelley, F. J. Hamilton and James F. Wilbur;
1847, W. Thompson and W. Strong; 1848, W. Strong and J. S. Andrews;
1849, E. F. Punderson and George A. Stanley; 1850, J. E. Williams
and Richard Wynne; 1851, L. D. Griswold and James Chubb;
1852, George H. Adams and Justin Morrison; 1853, David Schuh and
William H. Nay; 1854, Henry Frissell and George W. Berry;
1855, Charles H. Babeeck and Geroge F. Marshall; 1856, Isaac N.
Pillsbury and A. C. Brainard; 1857, William H. Nay and Hamilton
Stickney; 1858, R. H. Boggs and H. P. Jones; 1859,
John S. Martin and J. M. Blackburn; 1860, William J. Rhodes and
Thomas D. Christian; 1861, David G. Rabon and William Yapp;
1862, A. S. Allen and S. C. Hurd; 1863, William Wood and Frederick
Dalton; 1864, Matthew Wilson and S. A. Haven; 1865, Henry
Bowley and B. McGrath; 1866, Nathan Carnigie and J. S. Perley;
1867, F. R. Humphrey and Thomas Simmons; 1868, S. W. Rowe and
John H. Richardson; 1869, Thomas J. McGarry and William P. Luse;
1870, David A. Cattell and George H. Macy; 1871, William W. Castle
and Benjamin Kingsborough; 1872, C. W. Dill and Samuel Haynes;
1873, Philip Megerth and Thomas Rowell; 1874, J. H. Deckand and
G. L. Benton; 1875, J. J. Farwell and James A. Robinson;
1876, J. J. Quay and S. H. Johnson; 1877, C. E. Page and W. C.
Fisk; 1878, A. C. Longacre and S. B. Corregan.
The lodge has a present membership
of one hundred and seventy-nine, and meets each Monday evening in the
Odd Fellows’ Hall, No. 34 Monumental Square. The present
officers of the lodge are as follows: H. Watterson, N. G.; W.
H. Newton, V. G.; James A. Robinson, Rec. Sec.; G. A. Randall, Per.
Sec.; W. J. Rhodes, treasurer.
Cuyahoga Lodge No. 22, I. O. O. F.,
now numbering over one hundred and fifty members, hold regular weekly
meetings at No. 34 Monumental Square. The officers of the lodge
are elected every six months. The present officers are O. Fraser,
P. G.; E. H. Strass, N. G.; J. Collins, V. G.; F. Baylor, R. S.; H.
Bolton, P.S.; J. s. Wood, treasurer; A. Inglis, W.; H. A. Heimsmith,
C.; T. Kain, R. S. N. G.; George Weekerling, L. S. N. G.; J. A. smith,
r. S. V. G.; Charles Lloyd, L. S. V. G.; W. Eolochan, R. S. S.; J. P.
Neil, L.S.S.; J. Wilson, T. G.
Erie Lodge No. 27, I. O. O. F., was organized May 8, 1844, and has now a membership of two hundred and ten. The officers are Wm. E. Starling, N. G.; Geo. M. Kinsey, V. G.; C. P. Allen, R. S., J. D. Anderson, P. S.; James Hays, T. Regular meetings re held in Odd Fellows’ Block, corner of Pearl and church streets, every Friday evening.
Phoenix Lodge No. 233, I. O. O. F.; was organized March 27, 1854, at which time the following persons were elected officers: G. E. Starkweather, N. G.; Charles A. Crumb, V. G.; Sanford J. Lewis, permanent secretary; Charles W. Standart, recording secretary; G. B. Folsom, treasurer. These, with the addition of Charles w. Palmer and G. E. Russell, comprised the charter members of the society. Officers are elected semi-annually in January and July of each year. The succession of presiding officers has been as follows, with the dates of election respectively: G. E. Starkweather, 1854; C. A. Crumb, 1854; C. W. Standart, 1855; C. W. Palmer, 1855; Belden Seymour, 1856; Hiram Stone, 1956; J. H. Miller, 1857; Francis Foster, 1857; S. N. Nelson, 1858; W. Welsh, 1858; H. Parsons, 1859; Dan’l. Stephan, 1859. S. N. Nelson, 1860; L. R. Morris, 1860; Geo. W. Turner, 1861; L. D. Twitchell, 1861; S. J. Burlison, 1862; Jas. Neville, 1862; Ambrose Anthony, 1863; J. Wylie Smith, 1863; A. T. Van Tassell, 1864; M. E. Beckwith, 1864; J. B. Shull, 1865; W. W. Williams, 1865; Y. Maytham, 1866; J. Rigg, 1866; Wm. J. Ranney, 1867; J. M. Drake, 1867; John J. Cannon, 1868; Belden Seymour, 1868; Elias Ede, 1869; Conrad Deubel, 1869; Benj. Britton, 1870; W. W. Gould, 1870; G. L. Barber, 1871; A. Hartsell, 1871; J. M. Ribble, 1872; J. Rigg, 1872; E. J. Chubb, 1873; H. E. Chubb, 1873; A. D. Beckwith, 1874; E. K. Wilcox, 1874; M. A. Shane, 1875; C. C. Campbell, 1875; J. W. Anthony, 1876; W. M. Redman, 1876; J. C. Skeel, 1877; H. S. Nelson, 1877; E. E. Brown, 1878; Belden Seymour, 1878-9.
Phoenix Lodge dedicated its first hall
August 2, 1854, on which occasion interesting addresses were made by
Chas. W. Palmer and Dr. Walter Prentice. This place of meeting
was in Sanford’s Hall, Detroit street, West Side.
The first anniversary was publicly
celebrated March 27, 1855; and an address delivered by the Noble Grand,
Chas W. Palmer.
Phoenix Lodge has furnished two Grand
Masters of the State of Ohio, Belden Seymour and E. K. Wilcox, the former
of whom was also grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of the United
The present officers are as follows:
Belden Seymour, N. G.; E. K. Wilcox, V. G.; J. C. Cannon, R. S.; H.
E. Chubb, P.S.; J. Wagner, T.; S. N. Nelson, R. S. N.; A. A. Wonham,
L.S. N. G.; J. Wylie Smith, R. S. V. G.; John Nelson, L. S. V. G.; R.
Bacon, C.; Alex. Hadden, W.; J. H. Lockwood, R. S. S.; W. M. Crowell,
L. S. S.; A. Kinney, I. G.; W. W. Williams, O. G.
The number of members enrolled and
paying dues is two hundred and fifteen. The present place of meeting
is in the fine hall built and owned jointly by Phoenix and Erie Lodges,
corner of Pearl and Church streets, West Side. Phoenix Lodge meets
every Monday evening.
Cataract Lodge, No. 295, I. O. O. F.,
was organized September 18, 1855. The first offices were as follows:
Leander Firestone, N. G.; John Quayle, V. G.; Joseph Turney, R. S.;
C. P. Jewett, P. S.; B. S. Wiggins, T.; Clark Caley, W.; A. J. Spencer,
C.; N. T. Meach, I. G.; E. Shepard, O. G. Officers are elected
semi-annually. The Lodge numbers at present one hundred and five
members, and meets Wednesday evenings at No. 2,583 Broadway. The
present officers are M. K. Shoemaker, N.G.; Wm. P. Braund, V. G.; H.
L. Reed, R. S.; A. J. Spencer, P. S.; F. K. Reed, T.; Daniel Kelley,
W.; R. S. Corlett, C.; Jacob Kohlman, I. G.; Thos. Richardson, O. G.;
C. A. Marble, R. S. N. G.; Eli Cannell, L. S. N. G.; Benj. Sawyer, R.
S. V. G.; R. Woodley, L. S. V. G.
This Lodge, No. 370, I. O. O. F., was
organized July 9, 1863, with twenty-two members. It now has a
membership of one hundred and eighty-one. The officers are Frank
Kysella, N. G.; Wm. Heinzman, V. G.; John Ruehle, S.; J. M. Acker, F.
S.; Lewis Hausheer, T.; Theodore Schehran, P. G. The Lodge meets
every Thursday evening, at No. 34, Monumental square.
This Lodge, No. 387, I. O.O. F., was
instituted June 27, 1867, with the following officers: Fred. Otte,
N. G.; George Schaffer, V. G.; L. Larsman, S.; I. J. Weideman, P. S.;
I. B. Wilbur, T. Regular meetings are held at Wagner’s block,
361 Pearl street, every Thursday evening. The term of office is
six months. The lodge is composed of Germans and numbers fifty-eight.
The present officers are Peter Rufsender, N. G.; I. Detfs, V. G.; I.
Beck, S.; I.I. Weidman, P. S.; I. C. Weidman, T.
Lodge No. 415, I. O. O. F., was organized
in 1867, and has now eighty-one members. Regular meetings are
held every Thursday evening at the corner of Merchant avenue and Fairfield
street. The officers are J. M. Johnson, N. G.; J. G. Paddock,
V. G.; m. D. Mott, P. S.; H. E Mason, R. S.; C. A. Fish, T.
Lodge No. 475, I. O. O. F., was organized
June 19, 1871. Its members number now seventy-six and its officers
are Wm. Reite, N. G.; J. M. Hirl, V. G.; Joseph Schneider, R. S.; J.
A. Enkler, P. S.; Henry Streiter, T. Regular meetings are held
every Wednesday evening at the corner of Columbus and Vega street.
Amazon Lodge No. 567 I. O. O. F. was
instituted June 2, 1874, with the following officers: H. B. Carpenter,
N. G.; L. D. Roberts, V. G.; Marcus Wickes, R. S.; Charles Bangs, P.
S.; T. S. Pelton, T. The society has at present eighty-six members,
and meets each Wednesday evening, at their room on the corner of Lorain
and Root streets. The officers are G. P. Geib, N. G.; N. B. Kellogg,
V. G.; George Cassidy, R. S.; H. G. Siphen, P. S.; M. O Kellogg, T.
This Lodge, No. 578, I. O. O. F., was
organized June 24, 1874. Its first officers were P. Waldeck, noble
grand; O. L. Rider, vice grand; A. L. Somers, recording secretary; O.
Slack, permanent secretary; James McMahon, treasurer.
The following have been the chief officers
of the society from the time of the organization, with the date of assuming
office: P. Waldeck, June 24, 1874; O. L. Rider, January 1, 1875;
A. L. Somers, July 1, 1875; D. O. Talcott, January 1, 1876; James McMahon,
July 1, 1876; C. L. Anderson, Janaury 1, 1877; Jesse Peet, July 1, 1877;
A. A. McIntosh, January 1, 1878; E. Zehner, July 1, 1878; F. W. Lewis,
January 1, 1879.
The present officers are F. W. Lewis,
noble grand; G. A. Herringshaw, vice grand; Alex McBane, recording secretary;
E. N. Leathers, permanent secretary; James McMahon, treasurer; A. L.
Somers, Chris. A. Nauert and Jesse Peet, trustees. The society
now numbers about eighty members, and meets every Thursday evening,
at Rock’s new block, corner of Woodland and Wilson avenues.
Mayflower Lodge, No. 679, I. O. O.
F., was organized June 16, 1879, and now numbers twenty-eight members,
with the following officers: John E. Darby, N.G.; Thomas E. Johnson,
V. G.; A. Bartholomew, secretary; Henry Graham, P. S.; P. H. Repp, Treasurer.
Regular meetings are held every Monday evening at the corner of St.
Clair and Phelps streets.
NORTH WING ENCAMPMENT.
North Wing Encampment No. 88, I. O.
O. F., was organized July 30, 1862. The officers now are William
E. Starling, C. P.; Henry Folliett, S. W.; G. M. Kinsey, J. W.; William
H. Price, Jr., H. P.; J. L. Shephard, 1st W.; A. A. Wenham,
2nd W.; A. H. Weed, 3rd W.; William McGehan, 4th W.; P. W.
Dracket, 1st G. of T.; C. M. Hurlbert, 2nd G.
of T.; John Cowle, T.
The membership is now one hundred and
eighty; the place of meeting (every Wednesday evening) being at Odd
Fellows Hall, corner of Pearl and church streets.
Harmonia Encampment, I. O. O.F., was
organized May 8, 1872, with twenty-seven members, and has now twenty-nine.
The officers are John Oswald, C. P.; Franz Frankie, F. S.; Daniel Maeder,
T.; L. Poplowsky, H. P. regular meetings are held at 34 Public
Square, the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.
LAKE SHORE LODGE (KNIGHTS
Lake Shore Lodge No. 6, K. of P., was
organized May 25, 1869. Its first officers were W. Jones,
C. C.; Thomas Axworthy, V. C.; F. W. Pelton, P.; W. J. Ranney, K. of
R. and S.; H. J. Webb, M. of F.; Thomas Willows, M. of E.; Charles H.
Babcock, M. at A.; F. Hoffman, I. G.; J. L. Sheppard, O. G.
The lodge has at present a membership
of two hundred and eleven. Regular meetings are held each Tuesday
evening in Root’s block, Pearl street, corner of Detroit.
The present officers are as follows:
George Keiffer, P. C. Charles A. W. Rice, C.C.; R., D. Updegraff, V.
C.; Judson Pratt, P.; O. H. P. Hicks, M. of E.; F. W. Davis, M. of F.;
Charles B. Dole, K. of R. and S.; George C. Kreck, M. at A.; Fred. A.
Smith, I. G.; J. L. Sheppard, O. G.
WASHINGTON LODGE (K.
Washington Lodge No. 10, was organized
August 8, 1869. There are now one hundred and twenty-six members,
and the officers are C. J. McDowell, P. C.; E. H. Gault, C. C.; Louis
Black, V. C.; Samuel Ward, P.; E. W. Cooper, K. of R. & S.; Thomas
Tibbitt, M. of F.; W. B. Rich, M. of E.; E. W. Goddard, M. at A.; Louis
Stanton, I. G.; M. E. Kavanagh, O. B.
Regular meetings are held every Friday
evening at the corner of Ontario and High streets.
HERMANN LODGE (K. OF
Hermann Lodge No. 40, K. of P., was
organized December 11, 1871, with the following officers: Chas.
Saeltzer, C. C.; J. N. Wagner, V. C.; Phillip L. Baum K. of R. and S.;
Christ. Marten, M. of F.; John Gerloch, M. of E.; J. C. Weideman, M.
at A.; J. Unkrich, I. G.; J. C. Ferbert, O. G.
Regular meetings are held each Tuesday
evening at Castle Hall, No. 363 Pearl street.
The present officers are C. V. Paeltzer,
P. C.; J. C. Ferbert, C. C.; H. W. Weidemann, V. C.; A. H. Gehring,
P.; John Schemermann, K. of R. and S.; J. N. Wagner, M. of F.; J. J.
Weidemann, M. of E.; A. Cardis, M. at A.; F. Woodworth, I. G., Georger
Eiber. O. G.
STANDARD LODGE (K. OF
Standard Lodge No. 46, K. of P., was
instituted June 17, 1872, with the following officers: E. W. Johns,
P. C.; Thomas James, C. C.; Robert Hearst, V. C.; Wm. E. Edwards, K.
of R. and S.; George Thomas, M. F.; William McKinze, M. El.; H. J. Bullock,
M. A.; David Y. James, I. G.; C. Q. Scott, O. G.
This Lodge has a membership of one
hundred and seventeen. Regular meetings are held every Thursday
night at No. 2509 Broadway.
The present officers are Hugh Wright,
P.C.; Frank R. Shattuck, C. C.; Matthew Wright, V. C.; James McKay,
P.; Peter J. Dolsen, K. of R. and S.; John R. Coleman, M. F.; Thomas
Thompson, M. E.; Joseph Hillier, M. A.; D. F. Lockhart, I. G.; Thomas
Richardson, O. G.
CLEVELAND LODGE (K.
Cleveland Lodge No. 61, Knights of
Pythias, was organized October 7, 1873, with sixteen charter members,
from whom the following officers were elected: Martin Maurer,
P.C.; A. Schwarz, C. C.; Vincent Schafer, V. C.; Fred Hamm, P.; Charles
Breves, K. of R. and S.; Henry Hoehn, M. of F.; A. E. Dehler, K. of
E.; Henry M. Holzworth, I. G.; Gottlieb Scheuerman, O. G.
Regular meetings are held every Wednesday
evening at Saal’s Hall, corner Lake and Ontario streets. The
lodge has ninety members enrolled and in good standing. At the
last grand lodge session held at Steubenville, Ohio, A. B. Schellentrager,
of Cleveland lodge, was appointed and confirmed Deputy Grand Master
of the State, by the State Grand Chancellor.
This is the only entirely German Lodge
of Knights of Pythias in Cuyahoga county. In May, 1879, the lodge
formed the fifth degree of the Chivalric Order, a “Uniform Division”:
called “Cleveland Division, No. 8,” composed of thirty-five members,
under command of Maj. C. W. Kraus.
The present officers are as follows:
C. C. Schellentrager, P.C.; William Trinkner, C. C.; A. Schildhauer,
V. C.; A. Schnefer, P.; A. Popowsky, K. of R. and S.; Ph. Hollander,
M. of F.; Henry Klaus, K. of E.; Franz Eiche, M. at A.; Henry Guentzler,
I. G.; Fred. Vogt, O. G.
OWATONNA LODGE (K. OF
Owatonna No. 62 was organized in 1873
with twenty-one charter members. It has now a membership of ninety,
with the following officers: Herbert Hill, C. C.; G. O. Butler,
V. C.; G. H. Wadsworth, P.; G. C. Quintrel, M. of F.; F. A. Wadsworth,
M. of E.; P. Englet, M. at A.; William Henderson, P. C.; Thomas Rowell,
K. of R. and S. Regular meetings are held in Rock’s block, corner
of Willson and Woodland avenues, every Wednesday evening.
SOUTH SIDE LODGE (K.
This lodge (No. 68) was organized in
May, 1875, with twenty-four members. There are now sixty-five,
with the following officers: E. C. Stedman, C. C.; F. R. Merchant,
V. C. C.; George C. Hola, P.; C. J. Robinson, K. of R. and S.; W. C.
North, F. S.; George W. Makepeace, M. E. Regular meetings are
held on the first and third Mondays of each month at the corner of Merchant
avenue and Fairfield street, West Side.
OAK LODGE (K. OF P.).
Oak Lodge No. 77, was organized in
1875, and has now in good standing upwards of one hundred members.
The officers are John Wathey, C. C.; Jacob Schug, V. C.; F. Ferval,
P. C.; H. Holcomb, M. of F.; Maynard Miller, M. of E.; L. Mayer, K.
R. and S.; R. T. Merrill, P. Regular meetings are held at 726
St. Clair avenue, every Wednesday evening.
FOREST CITY LODGE (K.
Forest City No. 78, was organized in
1875, and has now a membership of sixty. The officers are W. S.
Forrester, C. C.; W. O. Cox, V. C.; W. A. Harvey, P. C.; H. P. Gale,
P.; N. L. Hi8bbard, K. of R. and S.; L. S. Chadwick, M. of F.; M. H.
Brown, M. of E.; John Newberry, M. of A.; C. A. Kyle, I. G.; John Paul,
RED CROSS LODGE (K.
This lodge (No. 89) was formed in 1876,
and has now a membership of sixty. The present officers are C.
C. Reeves, C. C.; J. F. Penwick, P. C.; H. S. Schue, V. C.; J. J. Weinhardt,
P.; George M. Love, M. of E.; William Hemerly, M. of F.; William Spilker,
K. R. and S.; George Cunningham, M. A. Regular meetings are held
every Wednesday evening, at 363 Pearl street.
ENDOWMENT SECTION SEVENTY-EIGHT
(K. OF P.)
This section was instituted January
23, 1878. There are now eighty-seven members, with the following
officers: C. J. McDowell, president; E. W. Cooper, secretary and
treasurer; J. M. Millard, guide; G. W. Taylor, chaplain; L. Mayer, guard;
R. Strauss, sentinel. Regular meetings are held at the corner
of Ontario and High streets the first and third Mondays of each month.
ENDOWMENT SECTION EIGHTY-NINE
(K. OF P.)
Section eighty-nine was organized in
1878, and has now a membership of seventy-five. Its officers are
J. C. Ross, P.; John McFerns, V. P.; C. B. Dole, S. and T.; Henry Biddle,
Cr.; Charles Mallory, G.; John Barnes, G’n.; D. A. Udell, S.
Regular meetings are held at 363 Pearl
street on the second Tuesday of each month.
PREUX CHAVALIER DIVISION,
UNIFORM RANK, (K. OF P.)
The first officers of Preux Chavalier
Division (No. 3, of Ohio), Uniform Rank, Knights of Pythias, were Sir
Knight Commander O. H. P. Hicks; Sir Knight Lieutenant Commander E.
C. Stedman; Sir Knight Recorder Charles A. W. Rice; Sir Knight Treasurer
Eugene L. Closse.
The present officers are Sir Knight
Commander O. H. P. Hicks; Sir Knight Lieutenant Commander E. C. Stedman;
Sir Knight Herald Henry W. McDole; Sir Knight Recorder Henry Biddle;
Sir Knight Treasurer Thomas Boutall; Sir Knight Guard George S. Tambling;
Sir Knight Sentinel H. R. Sanborn; Sir Knight Surgeon Dr. J. F. Armstrong;
Sir Knights Trustees O. H. P. Hicks, George Kieffer and E. L. Closse.
The present number of members is fifty.
Regular business meetings are held every third Thursday, and drill meetings
every first, second and fourth Thursday of each month, at 8 p.m.
The armory and hall of the division are at the corner of Pearl and Bridge
CUYAHOGA DIVISION, UNIFORM
RANK, (K. OF P.)
This division (No.
4) was organized in 1879, and has now a membership of thirty-six.
The officers are, Sir Knight Commander E. H. Towson; Sir Knight Lieutenant
Commander C. W. Burgess; Sir Knight Herald E. W. Cooper; Sir Knight
Recorder C. E. Odell; Sir Knight Treasurer John Muest; Sir Knight Guard
Alexander Ward; Sir Knight Sentinel George Kreck. The division
drills at No. 52 Monumental Square, the second and fourth Mondays of