About Us

  • Star in the East Masonic Lodge #166 was chartered on Oct. 15 1855. We celebrated the 150th Anniversary of our lodge with a re-dedication ceremony on Oct. 03, 2005.
  • Our First Master Edward F.W. Ellis. was a well-known citizen of Rockford and gave his life at the battle of Shilo while serving as a Colonel in the Civil War.

 

Star in the East Lodge has had over 5,500 members since it was chartered in 1855. Our membership is spread out across many states and countries such as England and Ireland. Many of our members joined during WWII because of Camp Grant here in Rockford. Currently we have just under 400 members.

 

Our Past Masters

 

1855 Edward F. W. Ellis 1915 Parker S. Powell 1975 Donald C. Black
1856 Edward F. W. Ellis 1916 Oscer M. Brown 1976 Robert K. Cronk
1857 Edward F. W. Ellis 1917 Rolla E. Turney 1977 Theodore D. Cline
1858 Seth G. Chellis 1918 John T. Gerber 1978 Glenn B. Tatman
1859 Edward F. W. Ellis 1919 Francis S. Barr 1979 Rodney M. Roop Jr.
1860 Edward F. W. Ellis 1920 Raymond W. Carter 1980 Stephen T. Aarli
1861 Seymour G. Bronson 1921 Otto S. Olson 1981 Robert F. Cronk
1862 Lyman F. Warner 1922 M. H. Mott 1982 Barry M. Morris
1863 H. P. Stockton 1923 Karl J. Mohr 1983 Richard A. Bromley
1864 H. P. Stockton 1924 Robert B. Mathers 1984 John W. Mitchell Sr.
1865 George M. Smith 1925 Arthur H. Nielsen 1985 Gary F. Blaser
1866 George M. Smith 1926 T. O. Prather 1986 Paul L. Teske
1867 George M. Smith 1927 George J. Wise 1987 William C. Sarver
1868 Issac J. Zimmerman 1928 Paul R. Lemke 1988 Dave Repogle
1869 E. C. Bean 1929 Harold C. Bentley 1989 William F. McKenna
1870 E. C. Bean 1930 John C. Proctor 1990 Alvin G. Gunter Jr.
1871 James S. Ticknor 1931 E. M. Schalck 1991 Warren W. Cade
1872 Elias C. Roberts 1932 Paul K. Davis 1992 Alvin G. Gunter Jr.
1873 B. A. Weber 1933 William J. Eaker 1993 Willis H. Taylor Jr.
1874 B. A. Weber 1934 John H. Hendry 1994 Kenneth D. Kerley
1875 John C. Norton 1935 T. F. LeDuc 1995 Buddy A. Frazier
1876 John C. Norton 1936 Alfredo O. Holtey 1996 Lawrence D. Petty
1877 B. A. Weber 1937 Fred M. Wolter 1997 Sami Jarroush
1878 Walter E. Derwent 1938 D. LeRoy Grigsby 1998 Martin Dinges
1879 Walter E. Derwent 1939 Orion O. Smith 1999 Kenneth D. Kerley
1880 W. L. Nevins 1940 Julian W. Wilcox 2000 Kenneth D. Kerley
1881 W. L. Nevins 1941 Aubrey J. Gregory 2001 Lawrence D. Petty
1882 W. L. Nevins 1942 Raymond M. Aten 2002 Darrin L. Salzman
1883 W. L. Nevins 1943 Kenneth T. Brazzell 2003 Martin Dinges
1884 B. A. Weber 1944 Leon B. Askeland 2004 Stephen Aarli
1885 B. A. Weber 1945 Ralph E. McIntosh 2005 Stephen Aarli
1886 B. A. Weber 1946 Jake M. Albright 2006 Stephen Aarli
1887 A. G. Everett 1947 Ray C. Miller 2007 David Turner
1888 A. G. Everett 1948 George A. Berg 2008 Andy Hauser
1889 A. G. Everett 1949 Frank M. Johnson 2009 Glenn Bressler
1890 A. G. Everett 1950 Wynsel J. Johnson 2010 Glenn Bressler
1891 Walter B. Taylor 1951 Walter C. Pittelkow 2011 Matthew M. McGuire
1892 A. G. Everett 1952 Fay Kretsinger 2012 Gregg S. Marshall
1893 M. B. Little 1953 Richard D. Henson 2013 Gregg S. Marshall
1894 M. B. Little 1954 Oscar W. Anderson 2014 Gregg S. Marshall
1895 A. G. Everett 1955 Stanley R. Higgins 2015 Gary W. Fulkerson
1896 I. S. Montgomery 1956 Ralph L. Jorgensen    
1897 I. S. Montgomery 1957 Robert C. Kampmeier    
1898 I. S. Montgomery 1958 Herold P. Broesder    
1899 A. G. Everett 1959 Webster D. Nall    
1900 A. G. Everett 1960 Joseph W. Weens    
1901 A. G. Everett 1961 Charles W. Walters    
1902 Charles R. Hall 1962 Jack B. Hall    
1903 Charles R. Hall 1963 Robert S. Bremner    
1904 Arthur E. Elmore 1964 Duane E. Myers    
1905 Charles R. Hall 1965 Leonard G. Larson    
1906 Edwin R. Rowley 1966 Roy C. Raymer    
1907 Edwin R. Rowley 1967 Herbert H. Hopper    
1908 William E. Jaycox 1968 Charles S. Halley    
1909 William E. Jaycox 1969 James F. Box    
1910 Walter S. Harper 1970 Alven R. Dean    
1911 Ernst E. Smith 1971 Charles B. Corgiat    
1912 David D. Madden 1972 Phillip L. Coomber    
1913 Andrew H. Marshall 1973 Thomas H. Clark    
1914 Elmer E. Brown 1974 Charles D. Green