Masonic Lodge #334
Our regular stated meetings are on every
third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm
A Brief History
Joppa Lodge 334 of Sumner, Illinois was organized on February 1, 1860 and formally chartered by the Grand Lodge of Illinois on October 2, 1860. Its founder was Issac Evans, a native of Coshocton, Ohio and former member of the Edward Dobbins Lodge in Lawrenceville.
Charter officers were: William F. Hite, Worshipful Master; Boswell W. Hill, Senior Warden; Joseph Evans, Junior Warden; John W. Watts, Treasurer; and Issac Evans, Secretary. Charter membership totaled 15.
The Harmony Chapter 35 of Royal Arch Masons, York Rite, was first organized in Lawrenceville on October 3rd, 1856 and was removed under special dispensation to Sumner on August 10th 1870.
They met on the First Saturday after the first full moon of the month helping them see their way to the lodge. They met every two weeks thereafter.
Today, the lodge is thriving with over 80 members, ongoing fundraising events, a recent rapid increase in membership and the same kind of strong brotherhood that makes Masonry the greatest fraternity in the world!
---- The 2004 Officers of the Sumner Masonic Lodge #334 ----
Sr. Warden Bill Slichenmeyer
Jr. Warden Greg Robbins
Treasurer Keith Routein
Secretary Marion Hankins
Sr. Deacon Chad Ray
Jr. Deacon Collin Ray
Chaplain Brian Emmons
Sr. Stewart Jerry Harper
Jr. Stewart Chris Allen
Tyler Carl Aten
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