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Ancient Free and Accepted Masons




WM: Worshipful Master
GM: Grand Master
PGM: Past Grand Master
DGM: Deputy Grand Master
GSW: Grand Senior Warden
SW: Senior Warden
JW: Junior Warden
SD: Senior Deacon
JD: Junior Deacon
GT: Grand Treasure
GS: Grand Secretary
Treas: Treasurer
Sec: Secretary
Tyler No definition given
non-affiliated: No definition given
U. D. Under dispensation


No. 67, Constellation Lodge Colesburg, Delaware co. Stated Meetings: Thursday on or before Full Moon Grand Lodge Dues, $20.50 Chartered Chartered June 6th, 1855 Number of current members: 17
Surname Given Name Office
Otis Isaac 1855-56 officer: WM
Otis Isaac JR 1855-56 officer: SW
Moreland J.B. 1855-56 officer: JW
Bolsinger P. 1855-56 officer: Treas
DeWitt George S. 1855-56 officer: Sec
McWilliams J. 1855-56 officer: SD
Alton J. 1855-56 officer: JD
Waggoner Wm 1855-56 officer: Tyler
Bartlett A.H. master mason
Bowman J.S. master mason
Chase D.W. entered apprentice
Coleridge L.B. entered apprentice
Conner Thomas master mason
Dixon James master mason
Dixon Thomas master mason
Gifford G.W. master mason
Holbert Thomas fellow craft
Hooker Joshua master mason
Miller H.B. entered apprentice
Murtres Benj master mason
Peet S.J. fellow craft
Scofield N. master mason


Important Notes:

~ Masonic lodges have three separate degrees or ceremonies: Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft, and Master Mason, given in that order.

~ A lodge is a group of Masons, meeting in a specific location at regularly scheduled times. Many lodges meet in a building called the Masonic Hall. The state Grand Lodge grants charters (permissions) to the Subordinate Lodges within that state. The subordinate lodges then operate under the bylaws and regulations of the Grand Lodge.

~ The officers of a lodge are the Worshipful Master (presiding officer), Senior and Junior Wardens, Treasurer, Secretary, Senior and Junior Deacons, Senior and Junior Stewards, and Tiler (Tyler). The first five officers are elected and installed annually; the WM appoints the other officers each year.

~ The WM generally serves for one year and then is called a Past Master, although as a PM are equal in status to ordinary members.


Delhi Lodge, U. D. Delhi, Delaware co. Stated meetings: Tuesday on or before Full Moon. Grand Lodge Dues, $32.10 Dispensation granted Nov. 24, 1855 Chartered June 4th, 1856 Number of members: 19 Not represented at 1856 Grand Lodge
Surname Given Name Office
Moss Nathaniel W. 1855-56 officer: WM; past master; an original founder of Delhi Lodge
Garrett Wm C. 1855-56 officer: SW; an original founder of Delhi Lodge
Clark J.W. 1855-56 officer: JW
Penn J.W. 1855-56 officer: Treas
Wright James H. 1855-56 officer: Sec
McMahan P.T. 1855-56 officer: SD
Lutes Wm 1855-56 officer: JD
Gillis W.H. 1855-56 officer: Tyler
Acres John master mason
Case Peter master mason
Crozier Lewis master mason
Hobbs Charles W. master mason
Hobbs Charles F. master mason
House Albert E. master mason
McCanna James master mason
McIntosh Wm master mason
Reeding Peter master mason
Ryan H.L. master mason
Stout Joshua F. past member; died March 16th, 1856; an original founder of Delhi Lodge
Teel John master mason

~ source - Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Iowa at the Thirteenth Grand Annual Communication, Held in the City of Oskaloosa on Tuesday, June 2D, A.D. 1856, A.L. 5856; T.S. Parvin, Muscatine, Grand Secretary; Printed by Raymond, Foote & Eystra, Faust Printing House, 1856.

~ Disclaimer: - researchers should always consult original records for additional information or to verify the information in this data-base. I've made every attempt to transcribe accurately, but there may be errors.

~ Credit - Data extracted, abstracted & transcribed exclusively for IAGenWeb by Sharyl Ferrall, copyright 2005