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History of the Third Masonic District

Grand Lodge of the State of New York

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Transcribed and edited by R.’.W.’. Gary L. Heinmiller, Area 11 Historian, Grand Lodge of New York


Alphabetic Listing & page no.


Acanthus Lodge No. 719 453

Adytum Lodge No. 640 423

Altair Lodge No. 601 384

Anglo-Saxon Lodge No. 137 10G

Aurora Grata Lodge No. 756 486

Bedford Lodge No. 574 362

Brooklyn Lodge No. 288 205

Cambridge Lodge No. 662 438

Central Lodge No. 361 235

Commonwealth Lodge No. 409 244

Cosmopolitan Lodge No. 585 |373

Covenant Lodge No. 758 497

Crystal Wave Lodge No. 638 413

Delta Lodge No. 451 285

Ezel Lodge No. 732 476

Fortitude Lodge No. 19 88

Greenwood Lodge No. 569 348

Hohenlinden Lodge No. 56 98

Joppa Lodge No. 201 145

Kings County Lodge No. 511 329

Lexington Lodge No. 310 226

Long Island Lodge No. 382 237

Minerva Lodge No. 792 550

Mistletoe Lodge No. 647 426

Montauk Lodge No. 286 164

Nassau Lodge No. 536 343

Orion Lodge No. 717 444

Sanctorum Lodge No. 747 483

Star of Bethlehem Lodge No. 322 226 Stella Lodge No. 485 306

Zeradatha Lodge No. 483 294


Numeric Listing & page no.


Fortitude Lodge No. 19 88
Hohenlinden Lodge No. 56 98
Anglo-Saxon Lodge No. 137 106
Joppa Lodge No. 201 145
Montauk Lodge No. 286 164
Brooklyn Lodge No. 288 205
Lexington Lodge No. 310 226
Star of Bethlehem Lodge No. 322 226
Central Lodge No. 361 235
Long Island Lodge No. 382 237
Commonwealth Lodge No. 409 244
Delta Lodge No. 451 285
Zeradatha Lodge No. 483 294
Stella Lodge No. 485 306
Kings County Lodge No. 511 329
Nassau Lodge No. 536 343
Greenwood Lodge No. 569 348
Bedford Lodge No. 574 362
Cosmopolitan Lodge No. 585 373
Altair Lodge No. 601 384
Crystal Wave Lodge No. 638 413
Adytum Lodge No. 640 423
Mistletoe Lodge No. 647 426
Cambridge Lodge No. 662 438
Orion Lodge No. 717 444
Acanthus Lodge No. 719 453
Ezel Lodge No. 732 476
Sanctorum Lodge No. 747 483
Aurora Grata Lodge No. 756 486
Covenant Lodge No. 758 497
Minerva Lodge No. 792 550





BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES & page no.


Abel, Joseph P. 315

Ackerman. Stephen H. 270

Adams, Benjamin F. 154

Allen, W. J. 420

Ammerman, Albert 324

Aspinall, Joseph, 126

Armstrong, William H. 273

Armstrong, Geo W. 509
Arnold, Frank, 130


Arnold, John A. 204

Atwood, Edward S. 183

Atlerbury, R. B. 137

Anderson, I. O. 494

Ault, George W. 481

Austin, S. F. 434

Babcock, James A. 117

Bailey, Theodore H. 468

Baker, Edward, 290

Barker, Chas. S. 495

Barnum, E. 0. 448

Barr, Robert, 218

Bartlett, H. L. 336

Bascome, George D. 185

Beam, Henry, 322

Beasley, Lester W. 499

Beattie, William J. 103

Beckley, William Steel, 282

Bell, Andrew W. 467

Bell, Thomas, 150

Bennett, George W. 383

Bennet, John A. 268

Bennett, Ruloff R. 827

Berrie, John, 304


Biggart, Henry, 443

Bishop, Eugene E. 435

Blake, John E. 203

Bloom, Charles F. 465

Blott, Benj. W. 353

Bohen, James, 210

Bolton, William J. 221

Bowne, Philip H. 122

Boyce, John S. 94

Brackett, Ira L. 103

Bradlee, Samuel, 496

Brings, Geo. B. 140

Brown, George R. 419
Browne, Jas. W. 306

Buckley, Alonzo C. 872

Buckley, O. K., Jr. 271

Bungart, Anthony N. 485

Bungart, Peter J. 281

Burroughs, Horace F. 208

Burnham, Walter B. 380

Burtis, J. H. 183

Butler, Nevin Wm. 190


Campbell, Kdward J. 269

Carson, Joseph E. 319

Cartney, Joseph G. 210


Cassidy, James A. 804

Centre, F. P. 452

Clark, Charles L. 243

Clarke, Richard H. 407

Clongh, George W. 469

Clussman, Ueo. A. 93

Comes, W. Irving, 471

Conklin, William, 129

Converse, Everett H. 430

Cooper, John W. 276

Copeland, E. T. 473

Cornell, Thomas J. 272

Cornell, William D. 323

Couch, Joseph J. 70

Crocker, Thomas R. 158

Cross, Alfred F. 40fi

Cummings, W. H. 378
Cuthbert, Richard B., 222

Cutter, Ralph Ladd, 402

Darenport, James B. 368

Davenport, Edward F. 361

Davenport, John S. 415

Davis, Edgar D. 504

Davis, Milton B. 436

Dean, Perry, 493

Dean, W. G. 449

Delapierre, Charles, 452

DeVeau, Edward A. 278

Dewey, Benjamin H. 870

Dingle, Samuel K. 342

Donahue, Benj. S. 821

Donaldson, Frank L. 821

Donnell, William H. 871

Doxsey, John H. 291

Drisler, Henry, 368

DuMoulin, Benjamin, 867

Dykeman, James H. 213


Evans, Joseph D. 65
Eckford, Henry, 93
Evans, John W. 262
Evans, Felix, 266
Entwisle, Edward, 324
Egolf, Charles E. 358
Elliott, F. C. 407
Evans, William A. 429
Evans, James H. 436
Edson, Benjamin, 447
Elliott, Chas. N. 500
Fisher, Charles J. 153
Farron, Robert D. 161
Fuller, James M. 256
Fisk, John A. P. 264
Flood, Christopher P. 383
Farrington, Harvey, 390
Ford, William H. 399
Finlay. F. W. 412
Fester, William, 421
Ferguson, James H. 421
Foster, Arad T. 463
French, Rinaldi H. 479

Gill, Geo. C. 93
Gorringe, Henry II. 133
Gurncy, Richard, 184
Galloway. Robert, 222
Gamble, Henry E. 233
Gates, Edwin, 311
Grant, Daniel, S2'»
Griggs, Rufus T. 893
Gray, Adam R. 395
Graves, Chandler F. 417
Gibson, William M. 440
Gribben, David, 447
Grennell, John C. 449
Colo-Veloni, Athanasiue,490
Grimes, Marion 461

Cooper, Edward W., 501
Gillen, James Stuart 473

Greenacre, Isaac, 476
Dimmick, J. Milton, 96
Gruber, Jacob 480

Douglass, John, 155
Gobel, Jacob 485

Hicks. A. J. 96
Humstone, Walter C. 124
Halsey, Geo. M. 128
Hooker, Horace A. 152
Hoggins, James, 156
Hartt, James C. 178
Hutchinson, Gardiner S. 180
Hincken, Cort R. 185
Hicks, George A. 195
Houghton, E. A. 196
Hosford, Henry, 199
Halsey, Lafaye'tte, 242
Howe'll, Win. P. 281
Howell, James, 312
Henderson, Frank S. 317
Hunt. Chas. W. 341
Harris, John B. 346
Hodgson, E. A. 376
Hebert, Henry B. 397
Hardenbergh,'Louis V. D.400
Huking, Leonard J. 416
Hay, Charles M. 433
Henderson, Robert, 440
Howe, Robert, 442
Hughes, Samuel J. 449
Haste, Hendrick, 480
Jenkins. J. E. 113
Jube, Thomas S. 141
Jones, John D. 220
Jones, Whitfield E. 224
Joseph, Henry, 289
Jenkins, Fred. L. 318
Jennings, Chas. B. 343
Kellogg, Edward H. 198
Knowles, Edwin, 267
Keese, William Linn, 338
Kerswill.John, 342
Krogpgaard. (.:. R. B. 355
Kelly, Capt. Robert B. 359
Knapp. William C. 369
Kendall, N. W. 418
Love, Loftin, 104
Lusuh, Chas. F. 138
Lusch, John G. 139
Ludlam, Wm. H. 157
Lewis, William L. 157
Lambert, Henry S. 197
Lockett, Frank P. 218
Lemmermann, Fred. G. 225
Linington, Timothy B. 257
Learned, Amos J. 275
Leighton, Stephen, 293
Lenhart, Frederick P. 302
Lott, Abraham, 335
Lewis, Thomas B. 357
Little, Charles G. 370
Lincoln, Joseph W. 379
Leeds, James S. 392
Le Beau, Theodore M. 604

Marachalk, Ferdinand, 105
McMullen, Lewis, 114
Mackay, Edwin T. 117
Morse, Jerome E. 123
Morse, H. A. 127
Merrill. Geo. Putnum, 132
M.ircellus, John L. 181
McElhenie, Thos. D. 188
McCorabs, William H. 218
Moxley, M. D. 214
Mitchell, James, 217
McKee, H. D. 223
Mullins, Jolin C. Jr. 231
Matier, John, 238
MeCullagh, Donald F. 234
Morris, Thomas C. 241
Manning, H. S. 280
Marrat, Charles P. 299
Maguire, John, 316
Manger, Divine M. 328
Matthews, William, 334
McElvery, John, 839
Meyer. Frederick, 856
Murphy, Alexander S. 377
Myers, Jos. S. 381
Moffat, Edwin C. 401
Macully, James W. 432
Murray, James W. 441
Morrison, Thomas H. 501
Miller, Frank G. 503
Merchant, Thomas, 807

Kicolay, David S. 235
Soden, Abraham, 244
Nichols, George E. 398
Nicholson, George, 898
Nichols, A. H. 468
Newton, James W. 475

Oakley, John K. 365
Opp, John, 482

Puffer, William N. 194
Pepper, John, 217
Pook, George G. 243
Palmer, J. T. 258
Pearsall, G. Frank E. 261
Palmer, John W. 279
Porter, Chas. N. 284
Payne, Edward, 302
Pearson, Alexander, 325
Pearsall, Thomas E. 326
Pearce, Pierre L. 352
Purdy, Thomas E. 367
Penney, Thomas, 380
Parkinson, John, 381
Pratt, Wm. Tudor, 466
Potter, Alfred, 470
Peck, Andrew, 474
Powell, Geo. W. 481
Rhodes, Daniel, 93
Ramsbotham, \V. T. 128
Rumbold, G. W. 186
Richardson, G. H. 142
Riley, William H. 153
Randall, Chas. R. 156
Read, Robert Walter, 163
Risley, Chas. F. 200
Riker, Richard W. 211
Ruler. Frank B. 219
Richardson, E. W. 265
Reock, George, 271
Riley, Reuben, 301
Rutherford, John C. 340
Remsen, John B. 346
Raymond, Francis, 354
Rosenstein, George, 361
Richardson, J. W. 39.1
Ruggles, James H. 401
Richardson, Fred'k B. 410
Rowell, George A. 472

Sherer, William, 115
Stephens, Thomas J. 128
Skinner, David S 131
Sloan, Augustus K. 134
Sheldon, E. G. 137
Shattuck, Marcellus C. 143
Shorter, E. A. 144
Schenck, P. L. 186
Shelcien, Lucius M. Jr. 192
Scrymser, John P. 198
Sherman, Edwin, 201
Scryrnser, Edwin J. 2<
6
Smith, Henry J. 210
Stafford, Chas. M. 214
Swift, James, 220
Stockbridge, Joseph, 263
Smith, Samuel, 277
Stuart, A. H. 283
Swithenbank. Robert, 289
Schofield, Edsvin, 291
Short, Joseph, 310
Steiner, Jacob, 813
Slater, Wm. H. 314
Squance, Edwin C. 356
Sloggatt, Edward. 362
Sloggatt, John, 382
Steneon, Snmuel, 396
Swazey, Franklin P. 408
St. John, H. W. 409
Stevens, T. Jeff, 411
Stobo, Robert F. 419
Sharp, Thomas K. 422
Stevenson, Allan, 451
Scripture, Samuel H. 462
Smith, William M. 465
Schurig, Alfred W. 496
Tintle, William H. 95
Thome, Theo. A. 97
Tice, Thomas, 129
Taylor, Godfrey, 161
Taylor, John, 230
Telfair, Jacob R. Portrait, 179
Taylor, Theodore A. 259
Trotter, David, 292
Tilton, Thomas B. 368
Thatcher, L. M. 872
Tenney, Vernon L. 432
Tienken, John H. 487
Trotter, Peter H. 443
Tandy, J. F. 508
Tanner, John F. 509
Uhlar, George, 162
Venneule, Fitz R. 121
Van Buskirk, George W. 274
Van Beuren. Hi-nry R. 306
Vanderbilt, J. Lott, 340
Van Vranken, M. F. 470
Voorhees, W. K. 802
Williams, J. A. 104
Walderi, D. T. 112
Walden, Philip E. 113
Walker, Sydney F. 119
Weaver, S. E. 122
Willar.l, E. A. 135
Waujfli, Edward J. 159
Waring, William H. 179
Wiggins, John W. Jr. 189
Wilson, J. W. 202
Wilkinson, Joseph, 212
Weniscb, John A. 223
West, James, 232
Weicken, John H. 233
Wight, Frederick H. 256
Waycott. Richard, 269
White, William, 279
Walters, Geo. W. 292
Winchester, Salmon, 299
Western, Bcnj. R. 314
Walker, William, 347
Webb, Charles H. 404
Webb, William E. 405
Wricks, Capt. G. E. 422
Williams, Edward G. 431
Wirling, Joseph H. 442
Wyckoff, John N. 450
White, Wm. Henry, 491
Zapnlla, Frank, 162
Zellinsky, Chas. L. 341


FORTITUDE LODGE NO. 10.

Fortitude, now the oldest Lodge in Brooklyn, was made up, as appears by their Minute Book, of two other Lodges, which had previously surrendered their charters. These were known as Mechanics No. 1 and St. Albans No. 62. The first record of any meeting for the organization of a new Lodge took place in the autumn of 1799, when a few of the former members of St. Albans and Mechanics Lodges met at Hunter's Hotel, where the Eagle office now stands, kept by one Martin Boerum, a former member of St. Albans. Bro. Boerum had already "confiscated" the property of St. Albans for rent (which was considered regular in those days), and had all the materials ready for the erection of a new Lodge. There were present at this first meeting Brothers George A. Clussman, Martin Boerum, Daniel Rhodes, Frederick Cleveland, Henry Eckford, Thomas Thomas, Samuel Thorn, John Martin, John McKinney and Nathaniel Hempstead.

They agreed to apply for a Warrant, and to purchase the effects of the late St. Alban's Lodge. In the selection of a name they showed the spirit which animated them by calling it "Fortitude," the first of the "Perfect Points" and the noblest of the "Cardinal Virtues." In the application which followed George Clussman was named for Master, Daniel Rhodes for Senior Warden and Henry Eckford for Junior Warden. The Warrant was issued under date of December 4th, 1799, signed by M.'.W.'. Bro. (Chancellor) Robert R Livingston, the then Grand Master of Masons in the State of New York. The number of the Lodge was then 84. Owing to the surrender of the warrant of other Lodges, the number of Fortitude was changed, in August, 1819, to 81, and on September 19th, 1837, it was changed to its present number, 19. The small silver jewels used by the Lodge at that time, scarcely perceptible ten feet distant, are now to be seen among the relics of the Grand Lodge at the Masonic Temple.

The first regular meeting of the Lodge under the Warrant was held at Hunter's Hotel, December 23d, 1799. On January 20th, 1800, Andrew Stout was initiated, passed and raised, being the first candidate who received the degrees in Fortitude Lodge.

This being the only Lodge in Brooklyn at the time, the meetings were well attended, and the first year ten candidates were initiated, passed and raised, all of whom remained with the Lodge—except one. The first annual meeting for the election of officers took place December 15th, 1800, when George A. Clussman was elected Master; William Carpenter, Senior Warden; John McKinney, Junior Warden, and Nathaniel Hempstead, Secretary.

The Lodge continued to flourish with great success until about the year 1828, when it fell under the political influence of Anti-Masonry, and for more than two years only a sufficient number could be got together to keep it going. Another serious trouble occurred in 1831. The great cholera epidemic of that year decimated its numbers, and weakened its finances so the Grand Lodge, which had previously held quarterly meetings, met only once that year. The Brethren were greatly discouraged, and were on the point of surrendering their Warrant, but the Grand Lodge officers came over in a body and urged them to persevere in their good work, at the same time agreeing to remit all past dues, which had accumulated for two or three years. Thus fortified and strengthened, the brethren commenced their labors with renewed energy and enthusiasm, and in due course of time established a substantial edifice, that subsequent trials and adversities failed to move; and Fortitude Lodge stands to-day a living monument to the perseverance and fortitude of the noble band who stood by it in the hour of adversity.

During its existence the Lodge has taken part in many notable events. In December, 1799, soon after its organization, it took part in the funeral ceremonies of General Washington; and, in 1824, when General de Lafayette visited this country, Fortitude Lodge helped to swell the ranks of the thousands who turned out in procession to do him honor.

When the Lodge was organized the dues, which were two shillings, were paid at each communication. This continued for several years. The cost of initiating, passing and raising a candidate was $15, or $5 for each degree. Notwithstanding its limited financial resources during its early struggles, it has given liberally to charitable purposes, the aggregate amount paid during the ninety years of its existence exceeding $42,000. Its membership has increased annually, and in one year—1853 —one hundred and twenty-one were initiated, passed and raised.

In 1813 the Lodge removed to the corner of James and Main streets; in 1823 it moved to Du Flon's Military Garden, where the Court House now stands. A room was built and dedicated to Masonic purposes, which remained there for nineteen years. In 1842 the Lodge removed to Stevens' Hotel, on Fulton street, thence to Thornby's Hotel on Liberty street, and finally to its present location, corner of Court and Joralemon streets.

Many Masons highly honored in the Fraternity, not only in Brooklyn, but throughout the State and Nation, were first brought to light in this Lodge. Among these was Rev. John Ireland, who was Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge, New York, and the first Chaplain in the U. S. Navy. He died in 1819, and was buried by the Grand Lodge with Masonic honors. Rev. Evan M. Johnson, a member of this Lodge, was likewise Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of the State of New York. His name was interwoven with the Fraternity during its darkest days in this State, and when anti-masonry, with its hydra-headed followers, was forcing many of the most prominent Masons in this State to "hide their lights under a bushel," he defended the Order boldly, both in and out of the pulpit. In an address he delivered at the demise of the Most Worshipful Master, Elisha W. King, he exposed the political objects of the anti-masonry party in the State, and characterized its followers as not only enemies of the country, but "wolves in sheeps' clothing."The great cause of religion and benevolence owes this worthy brother a debt of gratitude for his noble, fearless and self-sacrificing efforts. In 1851 Wor. Bro. Nathaniel F. Waring, of this Lodge, was exalted to the eminent position of Grand Master of Masons in the State of New York. A sketch of this worthy Brother appears among the biographical sketches of this Lodge.

The Lodge still enjoys a good degree of prosperity, and stands eleventh in point of numbers of the thirty-one Lodges in this District. The Annual Report of the Grand Lodge for 1888 shows the total membership of Fortitude to be 155.

For the foregoing facts the writer is indebted to Bro. A. J. Hicks, Secretary of this Lodge, who spent years of patient labor and earnest effort to bring to light facts that had long been obscured in darkness. Bro. Hicks has furnished a number of historical sketches to the daily journals and periodicals of the country, none of which have ever given him credit or even mentioned his name in this connection.

Partial List Of Elective Officers Of Fortitude Lodge.

Worshipful Master.

George A. Clussman, 1799,1800,1801

William Carpenter, 1802

Richard M. Malcolm, 1803

David Rhodes, 1804-05

Losee Van Nostrand, 1806-09

Isaac Nichols, 1810

John Titus, 1811-12

John Harmer, 1813-14

Garrett Duryea, 1815-16

Abraham Van Nostrand, 1817

James Boyd, 1818

John Hammell, 1819

Wm. M. Fanning, 1820-22

Samuel S. Birdsall, 1823

Levi Porter, 1824

John Van Duyne, 1825-26

David Storms, 1827

John F. Walton, 1828

John B. Johnson, 1829-30

Samuel Doxey, 1831-32

Nathaniel F. Waring, 1833-34

John Van Duyne, 1835-36

Samuel Doxey, 1837

James H. Patterson, 1838

John A. Fricke, 1839-40

Luke C. Ryder, 1841

John C. Stephens, 1842

John E. Goodchild, 1843

Edward C. Frequet, 1844

John A. Fricke, 1845

John A. Pease, 1846

Nathaniel F. Waring, 1847-48

Platt Powell, 1849-50

Henry J. Willets, 1851

John T. Brush, 1852

Richard C. Underbill, 1853

James Howe, 1854

John August, 1855

Andrew Dezendorf, 1856

B. Frank Browne, 1857

John Leech, 1858

John Matthews, 1859

John P. Carey, 1860-61

William Taylor, 1862-65

Alexander Barr, 1866-68

T. C. Mayher, 1869-70

Stephen Owen, 1871

T. C. Mayher, 1872

Alexander Barr, 1873-74

Thomas A. Craig, 1875-78

A. A. Johnson, 1879-80

J. P. Estmead, 1881-82

Wm. McDonald, 1883-84

George C. Gill, 1885-87

John F. Boyce, 1888


Senior Warden.—Andrew Dezendorf, 1848; Henry J. Willets, 1849; J. C. Smith, 1850; J. P. Brush, 1851; H. W. Murphy, 1852 ; J. H. Howe, 1853 ; John August, 1854; John Leech, 185o ; B. F. Brown, 1856; John Leech, 1857; E. M. Dezendorf, 1858-9; A. B. Jones, 1860-61; Stephen Owen, 1862 ; T. A. Craig, 1863; Alexander Barr, 1864; Thos. R. Jones, 1865 ; Joseph B. Cowles, 1866-7; T. C. Mayher, 1868; Alexander Barr, 1869; Stephen Owen, 1870; Thos. R, Jones, 1871; T. A. Craig, 1872; Peter Fenn, 1873; Thomas Gurnan, 1874; J. P. Estmead, 1875; Thos. Gurnan, 1876; Robert Bain, Jr., 1877; A. A. Johnson, 1878; Wm. McDonald, 1879-80; L. K. Peno, 1881; J. O. Stoothoff, 1882; Geo. C. Gill, 1883-4; John S. Boyce, 1885; John F. Shaw, 1886; Rudolph Mielke, 1887; Wm. H. Tintle, 1888.

Junior Warden.—D. H. Harris, 1848; S. T. Roberts, 1849; John Leech, 1850; H. W. Murphy, 1851; E. C. Underbill, 1852; John August, 1853; John P. Greyson, 1854; E. M. Dezendorf, 1856; A. Demarest, 1857; A. L. Dezendorf, 1858; J. P. Gary, 1859; W. Taylor, 1860-61; D. Parmenter, 1862; C. L. Kerby, 1863; S. Shirley, 1864; J. B. Cowles, 1865; T. C. Mayher, 1866-67; A. McLeod, 1868; Thos. Alston, 1869; F. Williams, 1870; T. Gurnan, 1871; Wm. Weston, 1872; T. Collett, 1873; T. Canfield, 1874; A. Dickinson, 1875; R. J. Boss, 1876; T. Leavens, 1877; E. J. Eoss, 1878; A. Pendleton, 1879; J. S. Boyce, 1880; J. P. Beatty, 1881; D. M. Webster, 1882; S. L. Harris, 1883-4; Martin Miller, 1885; Rudolph Mielke, 1886; W. H. Tiiitle, 1887; J. Milton Dimmick, 1888.

Treasurer.—P. Powell, 1848; J. A. Freake, 1849; J. A. Pease, 1850-51-52; J. G. McKenzie, 1853; P. Powell, 1853-4-5-6; J. Vaugn, 1857; H. A. Osborn, 1858; J. Leech, 1859 to 1864, inclusive; M. H. Roberts, 1865; Stephen Owen, 1866 to 1869, inclusive; A. J. Hicks, 1870-71-72; Wm. Home, 1873 to 1878, inclusive ; John Crummey, 1879-80; A. Pendleton, 1881-2; Henry Block, 1883 to 1888, inclusive.

Secretary.—John A. Pease, 1848-9; H. W. Murphy, 1850; E. C. Underbill, 1851; J. H. Howe, 1852; J. P. Gryson, 1853; B. F. Brown, 1854-5; H. J. AVillets, 1856-7-8; S. A. O. Brien, 1859 to 1864, inclusive; E. B. Leach, 1865-6; M. D. Lawrence, 1867-8; J. P. Eastmead, 1869 to 1873, inclusive; J. A. O. Stoothoff, 1874-5-6-7; A. J. Hicks, 1877 to 1888, inclusive.

BIOGRAPHICAL.

It is fortunate for this Lodge that a brief record has been preserved of its first Master, Senior and Junior Wardens. Of the long list of noble Brethren, who stood by the Lodge in her darkest hours little is known. Their names are inscribed on the books of Fortitude Lodge, but their deeds are recorded in the Celestral Lodge above.

That so few biographical sketches of a later date should appear in the history of this Lodge is lamentable; but during several visits to the Lodge the writer failed to meet the old members and Past Masters; a number were written to requesting a personal interview at their places of business, but failed to respond. To hunt them up at their places of residence was impracticable, as it would require several weeks of labor, at a cost not justified by the limited sale of the work.

WOR. GEORGE A. CLUSSMAN, the first Master of this Lodge, was a prominent physician of the village of Brooklyn, and had a large and successful practice. He was highly esteemed as a citizen and beloved by his brother Craftsmen. The records show that he presided at every communication during his term of office, and after his retirement he was a constant attendant at the meetings of the Lodge, assisting and encouraging the Brethren in their labors.

DANIEL RHODES, the first Senior Warden, of the Lodge, served in this position until 1800, declining a re-election. He was born in Queen's County, served in the War of 1812 as a member of a Company known as the "Katy-dids" [from their green frocks trimmed with yellow fringe]. He kept a grocery store on the corner of Garrison and Front streets. He died of yellow fever in 1819.
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