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BULLET FRATERNAL & BENEVOLENT SOCIETIES IN ST. LOUIS A-K
 

Following is a list of fraternal groups and their Lodges, Councils, Divisions, Branches, etc.

They have existed in St. Louis during the past 125 years (approximately) and may still exist in our city.

This list is compiled mostly from obituaries taken from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and from the Fraternal Society pages that were printed weekly in that paper before the turn of the last century, as well the the St. Louis City Directories, and includes only those organizations that have multiple chapters, Division, etc.

Most of our ancestors belonged to a fraternal society of one type or another; the Masons being the most popular with many groups patterning themselves after the Masons. A number of these fraternal orders were open to everyone and some were limited to certain special interest groups.

Many of these organizations are Insurance or Death Benefit Societies, that were developed after the Civil War as a means for leaving something behind for families or as a means of paying for a funeral and/or headstone. Dues were collected regularly to pay these cost, but this was by no means the only activity of these societies. Many held regular social gatherings, had musical sub-groups and a few had para-military type sub-groups.

Generally speaking this list does not include Railroad Brotherhoods or Union related organizations or sports related clubs (i.e. Baseball, bowling, rowing) excluding Turners.

Dates on which the organization was founded or incorporated are given, when available, as are dates on which they where first organized in St. Louis) Also noted are the dates on which they may have first appeared in the City Directory (i.e., C.D. 1870)

As additional information is located the index will be expanded to include this information.

FRATERNAL & BENEVOLENT SOCIETIES IN ST. LOUIS

A B C D F G H I J K


A
A.A.O.N.M.S. (See ANCIENT ARABIC ORDER OF NOBLES OF THE MYSTIC SHRINE )

A.F. & A.M. (See ANCIENT FREE & ACCEPTED MASONS)

A.F.C. (See AMERICAN FRATERNAL CIRCLE or CONGRESS)

A. J. O. K. S. B. (Hebrew) (C.D. 1875)

Ben Jacob Lodge, No.96
Eben Ezra Lodge
Hebrew Widow’s and Orphan’s Society
Independent Sisters of Rebecca
Isaac Lodge, No.70
Lebanon Lodge, No.10
Missouri Lodge, No.121
St. Louis Lodge, No.115
Society of Mercy and Truth
United Hebrew Relief Assocation
Wessely Lodge, No.121
Zion’s Ladies’ Relief Society

A.K.F.M.

St. Thomas Council., No.47

A. K. U. V. ? (2 entries found, 1912)
A.L. of H. (See AMERICAN LEGION OF HONOR)
A.O. of F. (See ANCIENT ORDER OF FORRESTERS)
A.O.G.F. (See ANCIENT ORDER OF GOOD FELLOWS)
A.O.H. (See ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS)
A.O.U. W. (see ANCIENT ORDER OF UNITED WORKMEN)
A.P.A (See AMERICAN PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION.)

AMERICAN FRATERNAL CIRCLE, Order of (A.F.C.) (1889-1894) (Baltimore) (General membership)

Advance Council, No. 70
American Council, No. 39
Banks, Charles W. S. Council, No.93
Central Circle (org. 1890)
Commercial Council, No.88
Empire Council, No.109
Germania Council (German members)
Golden Rule Council, No.69
Ivy Council, No.89

Lincoln Council, No.75
Moses Council, No.59
Noonan Council
Northern Star Council, No.90
Park Council, No.115
Protection Council, No.40
Prudential Council, No.98
St. Louis Council, No.28
Shaw, Henry Council, No.63
Washington, George Council, No.46
Zizka Council, No.184 (Bohemian) 

AMERICAN LEGION
An Association for American ex-servicemen, founded in Paris, 1919. Not a secret society in the usual sense, but it has elements of such as well as a strong politic stand. The American Legion Auxiliary is the ladies’ branch of the organization and works in support of veteran’s rights.

128th Field Artillery Post, No.328
138th Infantry Memorial Post, No.357
138th Infantry E Co. Veterans Assn.
314th Engineers Post, No.314
American Legion Auxilary
American Legion Post, No.328
Anderson, Richard Post, No.54
Annex Post, No.123 (Same as Postal?)
Aubuchon-Dennison Post, No.186
Boutwell, Lloyd R. Post, No.136
Broadway Memorial Post, No.244
Broadway Memorial Drum & Bugle Corps
Calmi Post, No.144
Clifton Heights Memorial Post, No.222
Douglas, Frederick Memorial Post, No.211
Duncker, Charles H. Post, No.157
Friendship Post, No.241
Goldman, Jerome L. Post, No.96 (& Aux.)
Harmony Guild Post, No.353
Hatzfeld, Walter J. Post, No.356
Johnson, Jackson Jr. Post, No.72
Joseph M. Fournier Post, No.3
Lincoln, Atwell T. Post, No.62
Linder, Jake Post, No.107
Mangosing Memorial Post, No.550
Marine Corps Post, No.206
Mc Namee, Jo Post, No.453
Missouri Pacific Post, No.141
Missouri Women’s Memorial Post, No.108
Mollenberg, Frank Post, No.302
Mound City Post, No.215
Musicians Post, No.394
Navy Post, No.294 (& Aux)
Northwestern St. Louis Post
Peers-Williams Post, No.40
Post, No.162
Post, No.389
Post, No.407
Post, No.408
Post, No.472
Postal Service Post, No.123
Powell, Tom Post, No.77 (Colored)
Public Service Post, No.159
Rollo, Emilio Post, No.15
Rolla Calattera Post, No.15
Roosevelt, Quentin Post, No.1
Rouen Post, No.242
Runge, Walter Post, No.37
St. Louis Fire Dept. Post, No.89
St. Louis Police Post, No.187
St. Louis Post, No.4
Shaw-Stephens Post, No.103
Skinker, Alex R. Post, No.27
Sodemann, Clarence Post, No.203
South St. Louis Memorial Post, No.37
Stockham, Fred W. Post, No.245
Supply Train, No.1
Terminal Railroad Post, No.35
Theatrical Post, No.119
Union Electric Post, No.179
Walker, Edward E. Post, No.231
Walnut Park Post, No.165 (& Aux.)

AMERICAN LEGION OF HONOR (A.L. of H.)

Founded, Boston, MA, in 1878 as a Fraternal, social and beneficial secret society for men and women. Primarily and insurance organization with a large majority of members men but a small percentage of women also were members. Orgnaization is now extinct.

Allermania Club
Arloe Council, No.279
Blackstone Council
Central Council, No.945
Columbia Council No.632
Crescent Council
De Soto Council No.896
Des Peres Council, No.1029
Excelsior Council No. 527
Franklin Council, No. 295
Future Council, No.1165
Garfield Council, No. 708
Garratt Council, No.1071Germania Council, No.1254
Girard, Stephen Council,  No.340
Hendricks Council, No.1088
Humboldt Council, No.495
Irene Council, No.1129
Ivy Council No.1057
Jackson Council, No.1051
Joy Council
Lafayette Council No.392
Legion Circle (composed of members of different councils in the city)
Letson Council, No.641
Lyceum Council, No.853
Madison Council No.269
Marquette Council, No.590 (Org. 1881) (commonly called "Blackstone")
Missouri Council, No.1003
Monteflore Club
Mozart Council, No.991
Myrtle Council, No.983
Olive Council, No.1071
Peabody, George Council, No.269
Phoenix Council, No.998
Progressive Council (East St. Louis)
St. Louis Council, No. 222
Sherman Council, No.1353
Sloan, John A. Council, No.1162
Tower Grove Council, No.279
Tuscan Council, No.1080
Washington, George Council, No.214
Webster, Daniel Council, No.678
West End Council, No.1329

AMERICAN PATRIOTS OF SPRINGFIELD, MO

Council No.33

 AMERICAN PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION (A.P.A.)

One of the so-called PATRIOTIC (i.e. anti-immigrant) ORGANIZATIONS, founded in Clitnon, IA in 1887 by Henry F. Bowers. It sustained rapid growth to nearly 2 million members by 1900, and an amazing decline until it disappeared in 1911. (General Membership)

Council No.1 (Market & 9th)
Council No.2 (Taylor & Easton)
Council No.5 (Carr & 10th)
Council No.6 (2201 Gravois)
Council No.7 (Angelrodt & 14th)
Council No.9 (6701 S. Bdwy)
Council No.10 (Market & 9tn)
Council No.12 (Washington & 17th)
Council No.14 (E. Grand & 20th)
Council No.17 (Washington & 17th)
Council No.18 (Cass & 15th)
Council No.19 (Benton & 14th)
Council No.21 (Park & St. Ange)
Council No.22 (Odd Fellow’s Hall, Cheltenham)
Council No.25 (Madison & 22nd)
Council No.26 (Florissant & Gano)
Council No.29 (Benton Sta.)
Council No.31 (1505 S. Bdwy)
Council No.32 (Leonard & Easton)Council No.33 (Arsenal & 9th)
Council No.34 (Chouteau & Manchester)
Council No.35 (Bway & Ellwood)
Council No.39 (1015 Lucas)
Council No.44 (3769 S. Bdwy)
Council No.45 (Jefferson & Wyoming)
Council No.46 (Newstead & North Market)
Council No.47 (3400 PArk)
Council No.52 (2310 S. Bdwy)
Council No.53 (Chambers & 10th)
Council No.67 (Hancock & Mc Causland)
Council No.69 (Cass & Spring)
Council No.71 (1015 Lucas)

AMERICAN PROTESTANT ASSOCIATION

Founded in 1849 on an anti-immigration, anti-Catholoic platform and was the forerunner of the AMERICAN PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION. Schisms began within the organization by 1184 and by 1890 most had declared independece and changed their names.

Adolphus, Gustav Lodge, No.3
Aurora Lodge, No.6
Covenant Lodge, No.13
Huss, John Lodge, No.10
Jefferson Lodge, no.12
Lincoln Lodge, No.9
Luther, Martin Lodge, No. 5
Missouri Degree Lodge, No.1
Missouri Degree Lodge, No.2
Mount Carmel Encampment, No.1
Rising Sun Lodge, No.7
St. Louis Lodge, No.14
Union Lodge, No.1
Von Hutten Lodge, No.2
Washington Lodge, No.4
Worthy Grand Lodge of Missouri 

AMERICAN VETERANS OF WORLD WAR II (C.D. 1952)

State Headquarters
Post. No.4
Post, No.6

AMERICAN WOODMEN

A fraternal benefit society, organized in 1901 in Denver, CO. For both men and women or equal terms and had 525 subordinate lodges and approximately 52,000 members.

Camp No.14
Camp No.15
Camp No.16
Camp No.19
Supreme Camp
Tent No.2
Tent No.3 

AMERICAN YEOMEN (see YEOMEN OF AMERICA)

ANCIENT AND ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE MASONS

Ancient Arabic Novles of the Mystic Shrine
Bellefontaine Chapter, No.25
Corinthian Lodge of Perfection, No.29 (Colored)
Doric Rose Croix Chapter, No.29 (Colored)
Eureka Consistory, No.29 (Colored)
Missouri Consistory, No.1
Missouri Council Knights Kadosh, No.1
Moolah Temple Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine
Nest No.1, St. Louis Flock, I.I.O.O
St. Aldemar Council of Kadosh, No.29 (Colored)
St. Louis Chapter, No.1, Knights of Rose Croix
St. Louis Lodge of Perfection, No.1
Scottish Rite Cathedral Assn. 

ANCIENT ARABIC ORDER OF NOBLES OF THE MYSTIC SHRINE (A.A.O.N.M.S.)

Claiming to have originated in Arabia, it is a secret society closely connected with Freemasonry, that dates back to 1876. Only Knights Templars and 32nd degree Masons are eligible for membership.

Medinah Temple of Shriners (Colored)
Moolah Temple 

ANCIENT FREE & ACCEPTED MASONS ( A.F. & A.M.)

(Org. 1801?, Washington, DC) (Mason Membership)
Alexander, H. McGhee Lodge, No.3 (Colored)
Algabil Lodge, No.544
Algabil-Freedom Lodge #636
America Lodge, No.347
Anchor Lodge, No.443
Apollo Lodge, No.529
Ascalon Commandery, No.13
Aurora Lodge, No.267
Beacon Lodge, No.3 or 37?
Bellefontaine Chapter, No.26
Benton Lodge #353
Blue Lodge, No.374
Bonhomme Lodge #45
Bridgeton Lodge #80
Brown, F. J. Lodge, No.80 (Colored)
Cache Lodge No.416
Carondelet De Malay
Chamois Lodge, No. 185
Clark, Crittenden E. Lodge, No.5 (Colored)
Clifton Heights Lodge, No.520
Commonwealth Lodge, No.654
Cornerstone Lodge No.323
Cosmos Lodge #282
Craftsmen Lodge #717
East Gate Lodge, No.38 (Colored)
Erwin Lodge, No.121
Euclid Lodge, No.505
Ferguson Lodge No.542
Florissant Lodge #668
Forest Park Lodge, No.578
Franklin, Benjamin Lodge #642
Future Great Lodge, No.60 (Colored)
Gardenville-Cache Lodge #455
Good Hope Lodge, No.218
Grand Comandery, K.T.
Grand Council, R. & S. Masters
Grand Lodge of Missouri
Harmony Lodge, No.499
Henderson, J. L. Lodge, No.116 (Colored)
Hiram Council, No.10
Ionic Lodge, No.91 (Colored)
Irwin Lodge, No.121
Itasca Lodge, No.420 & 2029
Ivanhoe Commandery, No.8
Johnson, J. Q. Lodge, No.30 (Colored)
Keystone Lodge No.243
Kilwinning Chapter, No.50
Kirkwood Lodge, No. 484
Lambskin Lodge #460
Lilly of the Valley Lodge, No.66 (Colored)
Lone Star Lodge, No.2 (Colored)
Magnolia Lodge, No.626
Magnolia-Euclid #626
Maplewood Lodge, No.566
Masters Lodge, #542
Mc Gee, Alexander Lodge, No.3 (Colored)
Melville Chapter #187
Menilik, King Lodge, No.6 (Colored)
Meridian Lodge, No.2
Missouri Chapter No.1
Missouri Lodge #1
Mitzpah Mt. Moriah Lodge #40
Mizpah Lodge, No.639
Moriah Lodge, No.40
Mount Moriah Lodge, No.40
Mystic Order of the Veiled Prophet of the Enchanted Realm
Napthali Lodge, No.25
O’Sullivan Chapter, No.40
Occidental Lodge, No.8
Occidental Lodge, No.163
Olive Branch Lodge, No.576
Onward Lodge, No.17 (Colored)
Orient Francais Lodge, No.167 (French)
Oriental Chapter, No.78
Overland-Occidental Lodge #623
Phoenix Lodge, No.70 (78?) (Colored)
Pilgrim Lodge, No.652
Polar Star Lodge No. 79
Pomegrante Lodge, No.95
Pomegrante-Pyramid #95
Pride of the West Lodge, No.179
Prince Hall Lodge, No.1 (Colored)
Progress Lodge, No.657
Purity Lodge, No.658
Pyramid Lodge, No.188
Revere, Paul Lodge, No.330
Roosevelt, Theodore Lodge, No.661
Rose Hill Lodge, No.550
St. Aldemar Commandery, No.18
St. Louis Chapter, No.8
St. Louis Commandery, No.1
St. Louis Commandery, No.8
St. Louis Council, No.1
St. Louis Lodge #20
Shaveh Lodge, No.646
Social Order of Beauceant, No.29
Spirit of St. Louis Lodge #27
Square Deal Lodge (Colored)
Star of Hope Lodge (Colored)
Temple Chapter, No.51
Tower Grove Lodge, No.631
Triangle Lodge, No.638
Trinity Lodge, No.641
Triumph Lodge, No.146 (Colored)
True Blue Lodge, No.107 (Colored)
Turner, J. Milton Lodge, No. (Colored)
Tuscan Lodge, No.360
Tyrian Council, No.13
Vashon, F. C. Lodge, No.156 (Colored)
Washington, George Lodge #9
Webster Groves Lodge #84
Wellston Lodge #613
West Gate Lodge, No.445
West Gate Lodge, No.95 (Colored)
Widowson Lodge, No.105 (Colored) 

ANCIENT ORDER OF AGUTHUSIANS (C.D. 1940)

Good Ladies Aid Society, No.1

ANCIENT ORDER OF FORRESTERS (A.O. of F.)

Derived from the Royal Order of Foresters in 1832 it came to the U.S. in 1864. Changed in 1879 to the INDEPENDENT ORDER OF FORESTERS. (Men only membership) (see also UNITED ORDER OF FORESTERS) (Forester’s Day, Aug.15)

Court Arsenal, No.7553
Court Aurora, No.7990
Court Bellefontaine, No.9
Court Ben Franklin, No.17
Court Benton, No.13 (902 S.4th) (German)
Court Benton, No. 6456 (N. St. L., Germ)
Court Berlin, No.6346
Court Cech, No.6 (Bohemian)
Court Diana
Court Edwin Forest, No.6455
Court Eureka, No.18
Court Excelsior, No.3
Court Future Great, No.6461
Court General Washington
Court George Washington, No.6259
Court Germania of St. Louis, No.7806
Court Hope of the West
Court James Russell Lowell, No.6346
Court Lincoln, No.7 (Germ)
Court Lowell, No.19
Court Missouri, No.21 OR 6179
Court Mound City, No.2
Court Nathaniel Lyon, No.4 (German)
Court Pike, No.11
Court Pioneer of the West, No.5925
Court Pride of the Springs, No.6986
Court Robin Hood, No.15
Court Royal, No. 6925
Court Schiller, No.16 (Germ)
Court Sherwood, No.20
Court St. Charles
Court St. Louis, No.14
Court St. Louis No.6204
Court Unity, No.12
Court Zizka
Grand Court
Knights of Sherwood (Uniform Branch)
Missouri District Court 

ANCIENT ORDER OF GOOD FELLOWS (A.O.G.F.) (C.D. 1875) (part of Freemasonry?)

May be same as Royal Society of Good Fellows?

Allemannia Lodge, No.8
Benton Lodge, No.7
Columbus Lodge, No.5
Concordia Lodge, No.4
Franklin Lodge, No.11
Germania Lodhe, No.2
Grand Lodge of Missouri
H.G. Lodge of Mo.
Jefferson Encampment, No.2
Lafayette Lodge, No.9
Liberty Degree Lodge, No.1
Louisiana Lodge, No.10
Phoenix Lodge, No.3
St. Louis Degree
St. Louis Encampment, No.3
St. Louis Lodge, No.1
Schiller Lodge, No.12
United Brothers Encampment, No.1
United Brothers’ Lodge, No.1 

ANCIENT ORDER OF GOOD LADIES (C.D. 1875)

Friendship Assembly, No.1
Gifford Encampment, No.1
Good Ladies, No.1
Harugary St. Louis Lodge, No.113 

ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS (in America) (A.O.H.)

Founded in 1836 in New York City as a religious, political and fraternal society; it was open to Catholic men of Ireish descent aged 16-45. DAUGHTERS OF ERIN are their female auxiliary. In the 1860s and 1870s, it provided the structure for the "Molly Maguires: labor movement among Pennsylvania coal miners.

Division No. 1 (St. Patricks)
Division No. 2 (South St. Louis, Michigan & Robert)
Division No. 3 (St. John’s)
Division No. 4 (St. Malachy)
Division No. 5 (Annunciation/Cathedral Hall)
Division No. 6 (Assumption School)
Division No. 7 (Franklin & 23rd)
Division No. 8 (Morgan & Putnam)
Division No. 9 (Cass & Spring)
Divison No.10 (902 W. 3d)
Division No.11 (Morgan & Bdwy)
Knights of the A.O.H. (St. Patrick’s Hall) 

ANCIENT ORDER OF UNITED WORKMEN (A.O.U. W.)

It was during the period of stress, turmoil and uncertainty following the Civil War that our Order was conceived. Our Order was the one of first of its kind to be conceived (1867), though the actual formation did not take place until May 1, 1873, at which time one other fraternal insurance society was in existence (Ancient Order of United Workmen- 1868). We therefore are the second oldest fraternal insurance organization in the country. (The oldest active organization since the A.O.U.W. is no longer in business) In the summer of the year 1867, two gentle-men met at Erie, PA to devise a form of beneficial society, embracing improvement upon the old organizations as to death benefits, and a fraternal organization to give it strength and permanency. (Org. 1868 - Washington, DC) (General Membership)

Acme Lodge, No.51
Acorn Degree of Honor Lodge, No.44
American Lodge, No.10
Anchor Lodge, No.339
Anvil Lodge No.75
Arizona Lodge, No.1
Banner Lodge No.12
Beckville Lodge, No.66
Benton Lodge, No.263
Blackstone Lodge No. 310
Bohemia Lodge, No.354
Brotherhood Lodge No.291
Central Lodge No.57
Charity Lodge, No.464
Chouteau Valley Lodge, No.11
Columbus Lodge, No.334
Compton Heights Lodge, No.450
Concordia Lodge, No.13
Cote Brilliante Lodge, No.35
Covenant Lodge, No.50
Des Peres Lodge, No.18
Electric Lodge No.445
Elk Lodge, No.430
Elleardsville, No.55 (Easton Ave., cor. Belle Glade Ave)
Ellendale Lodge, No.51?
Enterprise Lodge No.5
Equality Lodge, No.342
Farmers Lodge, No.54
Flora Lodge, No.602
Foerstelville Lodge, No.449
Frank P. Blair Lodge, No.356
Franklin Lodge, No.8
Friendship Lodge, No.336
Future Great Lodge No.251
Garfield Lodge No.256
Germania Degree of Honor Lodge, No.100
Germania Lodge, No.2
Globe Lodge, No.54
Golden Rule Lodge, No.265
Grand Lodge
Grateful Lodge, No.463
Helvetia Lodge, No.234
Hickory Lodge No.273
Highland Lodge. No.360
Humboldt Lodge, No.89
Hyde Park Degree of Honor Lodge, No.15
Hyde Park Lodge, No.370
Independence Lodge, No.465
Jefferson Lodge, No. 14
Keystone Lodge, No.56
Lafayette Lodge No.391
Liberty Lodge, No.269
Lincoln Lodge No.7
Lindell Lodge No.211
Locke Lodge, No.382
Luxembourg Lodge, No.23 (Lemay)
Lyon Lodge, No.222
Magnolia Lodge, No.7
Majestic Lodge, No.55
Mechanics Lodge No. 274
Mercantile Lodge No.331
Meta Lodge No.19
Metropolitan Lodge No. 326
Missouri Lodge, No.4
Mizpah Lodge, No. 360
Morrison Lodge, No.390
Mound City Lodge, No.1
Mount Olive Lodge, No.305
Murrell Degree of Honor Lodge, No.40
Neptune Lodge, No.431
North End Degree of Honor Lodge, No.47
North End Lodge, No.452
North Star Lodge, No.245
Olive Branch Lodge No.91
Oriental Lodge, No.292
Oriental-Meta Lodge, No.19
Peateom Lodge, No.59
Penrose Lodge, No.352
Phoenix Degree of Honor Lodge, No.46
Phoenix Lodge No. 406
Pioneer Lodge No. 369
Prospect Lodge No.52
Putnam Lodge No.374
Railway Lodge, No.41
Rinkelville Lodge, No. 427
Robert Emmet Lodge No. 294
St. Louis Lodge No.1
St. Louis-De Soto Degree of Honor Lodge, No.69
Schiller Lodge, No.9
Security Lodge No.44
South End Degree of Honor Lodge, No.59
South St. Louis Lodge, No. 412
Southampton Degree of Honor Lodge, No.93
Standard Lodge, No.80
Standard-Charity Lodge, No.464
Tower Grove Lodge, No.48
Triumph Lodge, No.85
Union Lodge No. 20
United Lodge, No.3
Valley Lodge
Vandeventer Lodge, No.17
Vera Lodge, No.419 (Clifton Hgts)
Walnut Park Lodge, No.17
Washington Lodge, No.6
Water Tower Lodge No.297
Welcome Lodge, No.16
West End Degree of Honor Lodge, No.9
West Gate Lodge No.304
Western Degree of Honor Lodge, No.31
Western Lodge, No.335
Western Star Lodge, No.62
Westgate Lodge, No.360
Wheeler Lodge No.288 

ANCIENT UNITED ORDER KNIGHTS AND DAUGHTERS OF AFRICA (C.D. 1915)

(chapter of A.F. & A.M.) (African-American)
National Grand Council  

ARMY & NAVY UNION (C.D. 1910)

Fordyce Garrison, No.113

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B. of L. F. and E. (see BROTHERHOOD OF LOCOMOTIVE FIREMEN AND ENGINEERS)

B.P.O.E. (See BENEVOLENT AND PROTECTIVE ORDER OF ELKS)

BANDS AND KNIGHTS OF HOPE

Temperance organizations for juveniles, established in 1847 throughout the English-speaking world.

Dirigo Encampment, No.1
Franklin Band
Mount Vernon Band, No.1 (Org. 1861)
Washington Band. No.2

BEN HUR LIFE ASSOCIATION

Founded in 1894 in Crawfordsville, Indiana as a fraternal insurance group for boths sexes and persons over 18. Originally the Tribe of Ben Hur, which was founded by Lew Wallace, a Civil War general, politician and author; it adopted its current name in 1930. Approximately 15,000 members in 1990. (General Membership)

Equality Court Tribe
BENEFICIAL UNION (C.D.1920)
District No. 102 (2925 N. 20th)
District No.141 (7945 N. Bdwy)
District No.249 (Texas & Cherokee)
District No.400 (3708 Blair)
District No.404 (3708 Blair)
District No.419 (5540 Partridge)
District No.528 (3708 Blair)
District No.543 (6200 N. Bdwy)

BENEVOLENT AND PROTECTIVE ORDER OF ELKS (B.P.O.E.)

Founded in New York in 1868 as a drinking club, but lated broadened into a fraternal, charitable, and service organization. It’s aims are the four cardinal virtues of charity, justice, brotherly love, and fidelity; the promotion of the welfare and happiness of their members; the fostering of patriotism; and the cultivation of good fellowship. Open to male U.S. citizens over 21 with more then 1 million members in 1994.

The structure of the B.P.O.E. consists of a Grand Lodge and Subordiante Lodges. A Subordinate Lodge may be established only in a U.S. city, which has no less than 5,000 inhabitants. (Men Only Membership)

Oriental Lodge, No.976
St. Louis Lodge No.9
Lodge No. 527 

BOHEMIAN BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION (Ext. 1875?)

Grand Lodge
Missouri Lodge, No.2
Slovan Lodge, No.1 

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

A semi-military organization for boys, founded originally in England by General Baden-Powell, and transferred to this country by Ernest Thompson Seton.

St. Louis Council
Troop No.209
Unit 174 

BROTHERHOOD OF AMERICAN YEOMEN

A secret fraternal benefit society organizaed in 1897, with rituals and cemermonies based on Sir Walter Soctt’s novel Ivanhoe. Although it held nearly 200,000 members in the early 1920s it does not appeard to have continued to present day.

Business Men’s Homestead, No.1452
Cabinet Makers’ Benevolent Assn.
Ivanhoe Homestead, No.1489
Mound City Homestead No.2578
Scott, Walter Homestead, No.1619 

BROTHERHOOD OF LOCOMOTIVE FIREMEN AND ENGINEERS (B. of L. F. and E.)

One of the largest fraternal benefit society of its kind. Established in 1873, headquarters Cleveland,OH

Missouri Lodge No. 151 (Ladies Society)
Lodge No.390
Peace Lodge, No 190

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C.K. of A. (See CATHOLIC KNIGHTS OF AMERICA)

CALEDONIAN SOCIETY OF ST. LOUIS (Est. 1870?)

Clan Douglas No.3?

CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS OF (the) AMERICA(s)

Founded as a fraternal service organization in 1903. It operates in the U.S. and Mexico predominately with membership open to Catholic women over th age of 18. In 1994 there were 160,000 members.

The organization was originally founded as the NATIONAL ORDER OF THE DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA (assocaited with the KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS) its name cahnged in 1921.

The object being to:

1. Promote the social and intellectual standing of members.
2. Achieve literary goals
3. Render aid and assistance among its members as shall be desirable and proper, by such lawful means they deem best.

St. Louis Court, No.451 OR 541?

CATHOLIC KNIGHTS AND LADIES OF AMERICA

Catholic Knights: Devoted to Secure Lives!

"We seek to be the most caring and trustworthy society for Catholics by providing member benefits, financial services, fraternal activities and charitable outreach."

Catholic Knights is a 114-year-old, member-owned fraternal benefit society, founded to:

1.Afford peace of mind and freedom from financial insecurity by providing programs that meet insurance and financial needs; and
2.Encourage individual self-fulfillment by affording opportunities to members to satisfy their social, economic and intellectual needs and to promote benevolence for our members.

Members of Catholic Knights are entitled to the many rights and privileges of membership, including the many fraternal benefits we offer. These programs, services and activities offer advantages and portunities, throughout a lifetime, for members and their families!

Catholic Knights is the largest Catholic fraternal that accepts both Catholic men and women as members.

Holy Name Branch, No.63
Holy Rosary Branch, No.191
Notre Dame Branch No.241
Sacred Heart Branch, No.88
St. Anthony’s Branch, No.136
St. Bridget’s Branch, No.181
St. Columbkille’s Branch, No.141
St. Cronan’s Branch, No.135
St. Edward’s Branch, No.230
St. John’s Branch, No.56
St. Joseph’s Branch, No.427
St. Kevin’s Branch, No.90
St. Lawrence O’Toole’s Branch, No.32
St. Leo’s Branch, No.204
St. Louis Branch, No.118
St. Matthew’s Branch, No.58
St. Patrick’s Branch, No.91
St. Peter’s Branch, No. 248
St. Rose Branch, No.137
St. Teresa’s Branch, No.78
St. Vincent’s Branch, No.122 

CATHOLIC KNIGHTS OF AMERICA (C.K. of A.)

Founded in Nashville, TN in 1877 as a fraternal and insurance organization, now headquartered in St. Louis, MO. Membership is open to any Catholic man over 18, with a membership in 1995 of 17,000.

A hard-line Roman Catholic organization, completely faithful to the Church, the Knights are not afraid to espouse causes that follow from this commitment. Since 1893 there has been a Uniform Rank. Company A (for men) wears paramilitary uniforms, while company C (the ladies’ company) wears white skirts and dark blazers.

Assumption Branch, No.169
Holy Family Branch, No.950
Holy Name, Branch.167
Holy Trinity Branch, No.156
Our Lady of Perpetual Succor, Branch No.552 OR 562?
Pope Leo XIII Branch, No.109 (Carondelet)
Pope Pius IX Branch, No.145
Sacred Heart Branch, No.134
St. Agatha Branch, No.407
St. Agnes Branch No. 847
St. Andrews Branch, No.1022
St. Anthony of Padau Branch, No.1084
St. Augustine Branch, No.434
St. Barbara Branch, No.741
St. Boniface Branch, No. 556 (German speaking)
St. Bridget’s Branch, No.126 (org. 1880)
St. Cecilia Branch, No.1038
St. Charles Branch, No.86
St. Elizabeth’s Branch, No.275
St. Elizabeth’s Branch, No.1035
St. John Branch, No.168
St. John of Nepomuk Branch, No. 692
St. Joseph’s Branch, No.84
St. Joseph’s Branch, No.427
St. Joseph’s Council, No.29
St. Kevin’s Council, No.21
St. Lawrence O’Toole Branch, No.282
St. Leo’s Branch, No.434
St. Liborius Branch, No.306
St. Louis Branch, No.78 (1st in area, Org. 9/1879) (Carr & Biddle)
St. Louis Branch, No.92
St. Malachy’s Branch No.183
St. Malachy’s Council, No.6
St. Mark’s Branch, No.1041
St. Mary’s Branch (org.1884)
St. Michael’s Branch No.81
St. Nicholas Branch, No.300
St. Patrick’s Branch, No.78 (1st Org.)
St. Patrick’s Branch No.319
St. Patrick’s Council, No.4
St. Peter’s Branch, No. 248
St. Peter’s Branch, No.501
St. Teresa’s Branch, No. 78
St. Theresa Branch, No.99
St. Vincent’s Branch, No. 308
Ss. Peter & Paul Branch, No.248
Uniformed Rank Catholic Knights of America
Company A (923 Utah)
Company B (5400 Louisiana)
Company C. (Michigan & Schirmer)
Young Men’s Branch, No.257 (St. Liborius Singing Soc)
Branch No. 82
Branch No. 90 (Immaculate Conception?)
Branch No. 96 (Bohemian?)
Branch No. 148
Branch No. 182
Branch No. 274
Branch No. 307 (3000 S. Bdwy)
Branch No. 309 (Meramec & Compton)
Branch No. 337 (746 S. 3d)
Branch No.357 (1010 Lucas)
Branch No.368 (Normandy)
Branch No. 400 (Florissant)
Branch No. 405 (Taylor & N. Market)
Branch No.432 (Calvary Cemetery Off.)
Branch No. 447 (Grand & Cook)
Branch No. 552 (5221 N. 20th)
Branch No. 567 (Taylor & Easton Ave)
Branch No. 599
Branch No. 703 (8004 N. Bdwy)
Branch No. 732 (Carter & Marcus)
Branch No. 809
Branch No. 950
Branch No. 965 (2913 Locust)
Branch No.1018
Branch No.1025 (Michigan & Schirmer)
Branch No.1042 (Magnolia & January)
Branch No.1048 (4204 Delor)
Branch No.1052 (5300 Louisiana)
Branch No.1057 (5811 Kingshighway)
Branch No.1070 (7960 Gravois)
Branch No.1088 (1410 Mallinckrodt)
Branch No.1110 (923 Utah)
Branch No.1113 (20th & Linton)
Branch No.1129 (4204Delor)

CATHOLIC ORDER OF FORESTERS

One of the larger branches of Foresters and appears not be be schmismatic. It was formed to provide Foresters’ benefits for Catholics who might otherwise have difficulty with the "secret Society" aspects of the other orders. Founded in 1879 and open to both sexes over the age of 16, It had 145,000 members in 1994.

In 1963, the Catholic Order of Foresters absorbed the CATHOLIC CENTRAL UNION (a society for

Catholics of Czech ancestry).
Court No. 398
Court No. 406 (St. Bridget’s) 

CHICAGO FRATERNAL LIFE ASSN. (C.D. 1935)

Columbia Conclave, No.563
Emerald Conclave, No.11
Grand Conclave, No.308
Harmony Conclave, No.10
Hunyady Conclave, No.24
Missouri Conclave, No.78
St. Louis Conclave, No.501
United Conclave, No.502 

COMMODORE FOOTE ASSOCIATION OF NAVAL VETERANS (C.D. 1900)

(part of GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC)

CONCORDIA AID SOCIETY

Branch No.1

COUNCIL OF ROYAL AND SELECT MASTERS (A.F. & A.M.)

Hiram, No.1

COURT OF HONOR (Lady Maccabees of the World?) (C.D. 1910)

Organized in Springfield, IL in 1895, wth elaborate ritual. It prospered mainly as an insurance company and then transformed itself into a regular life insurance company. In the early 1920s it changed its name to the Court of Honor Life Association, with several other changes to follow, ending as Illinois Bankers Life in 1935.

Chouteau Court, No.1173
Eagle Court, No.269
Friendship Court, No.1123
Harmony Court, No.1142
Holly Court, No.1125
Imperial Court, No.1141
Independent Court, No.1134
Jefferson Court, No.1112
Liberty Court, No.1191
Midland Court, No.1132
Missouri Court, No.1140
Mound City Court, No.807
Oak Court, No.1139
Pacific Court, No.1169
Polaris Court, No.856
Premier Court, No.1201
Pyramid Court, No.1163
St. Louis Court, No.1162
Success Court, No.688
West End Court, No.1157
Yale Court, No.1152 

CROATIAN FRATERNAL UNION OF AMERICA (C.D. 1930)

Formed in 1924 by the merger of earlier fraternal benefit insurance societies for persons of Croation or Slavic descent and their relatives. There were 90,000 members in 1988.

Its activities are exactly what would be expected. In addition to the insurance aspect, there are good works, mostly directed at care of the old, and scholarships for qualified members as well as youth program designed to keep alive Croatian folk dances.

Ante Mazuranic Lodge, No.350
Leaders Lodge, No.725
St. Stanislaus Lodge, No.160
Velevit Lodge, No.50
Lodge, No.4261 

CZECH SOCIETIES P.S. (Bohemian Slavonian Benevolent Assn.) (C.D. 1880)

Bohemian Dramatic Co. of National Hall
Czech Dramatic Co. of National Hall
Grand Lodge
Karel Havlicek Borovskij Lodge, No.14
Missouri Lodge, No.2
Slovan Lodge, No.1
Sokol (Rad) Lodge, No.23
Sumaven Lodge, No.21
Supreme Lodge Bohemian Slovanian Benevolent Association
Washington Lodge, No.11

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D. of L. (Daughters of Liberty?)

D.O.H. (see HARAGUARI)

DANISH BROTHERHOOD IN AMERICA

A non-secret fraternal benefit society for men of Danish birth or descent. Established in Omaha, NE, in 1881. One consisted of 283 lodges in at least 15 states.

Grundivig Lodge, No.191

DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA (C.D. 1935)

Founded in Bennet, PA in 1891, as a female auxiliary to the JUNIOR ORDER OF UNITED AMERICAN MECHANICS, it no longer appears to exist. The Duahgters’ first objective was "to promote and maintain the interests of Ameericans, and shiled them from the depressing effects of unrestricted immigration. It also sought "to maintain the Public School Systems of the US. and to prevent interference therewith, and uphold the reading of the Holy Bible therein." but "to oppose sectarian influence with State and National affairs."

Betsy Ross Council, No.7
Betsy Ross Drill Team
Columbia Council, No.14
Daughters of American Republic, No.2
Drill Team
Evening Star Council, No.25
Friendship Council, No.9
Goddess of Liberty Council, No.4
Golden Link Council, No.24
Harmony Council, No.12
Independence Council, No.15
Jefferson Barracks Council, No.26
Loyal Council, No.8
Lyon Council, No.2
Maplewood Council, N0.21
Missouri State Council
Old Glory Council, No.6
Past Councilor’s Assn., No.1
Past Councilor’s Assn., No.2
Pride of Missouri, No.28
St. Louis Chapter, No.330
Setting Sun Council, No.5
Spirit of St. Louis Council, No.27
State Council of Missouri
Sunshine Council, No.4
Victory Council, No.10
Warren Harding Council, No.13
Wetona Council, No.11

DAUGHTERS OF COLUMBIA

(Founded in 1888 as a female auxiliary to the AMERICAN PATRIOT LEAGUE, long extinct.)

Court Express, No.24
Court of Success, No.35

DAUGHTERS OF CONFEDERACY (C.D. 1920)

Margaret A. E. Mc Lure Chapter, No.119

DAUGHTERS OF ERIN (Division of ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERIANS) (C.D. 1900)

Division, No.1

DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA (C.D. 1935)

Named for Queen St. Isabella of Portugal, it is the female auxiliary of the KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS. Founded in 1897 it reportedly had 100,000 member in 1994. Unlike most auxiliary, women aged 16-59 are admitted in their own right, without needed a male member in the KNIGHTS.

Bailey Circle, No.170
Du Chesne Circle, No.223
Harmony Conclave
Rositi Circle #881 

DAUGHTERS OF ISRAEL (Jewish) (C.D. 1875)

Fortschritt Lodge, No.4

DAUGHTERS OF LIBERTY

Founded in 1877 as an offshoot of the JUNIOR ORDER OF UNITED AMERICAN MECHANICS. IN 1915, it changed its name to the SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF LIBERTY. The order was anti-immigration and anti-Catholic. There were over 100,000 members as late as the 1920s, but there are none today.

Martha Washington Council, No.7

DAUGHTERS OF REBEKAH (Rebecca) Benevolent Society

(Organized in South Bend, IN, in 1851, as a female auxiliary to the ODD FELLOWS. The organization declined less rapidly than the Odd Fellow. Membership is presently around 215,000.

Alpha. Lodge, No.78
Coral Lodge, No.268
Dorcas Lodge, No.340
Faith Lodge, No.29
General Relief Committee
Golden Rule No.1 Benevolent Society
Independent Lodge
Keystone Lodge, No.802
Leah Lodge (East St. Louis)
Lily of the West Lodge, No.32
Lovelight Lodge, No.770
Lucille Lodge, No.473
Magnolia Lodge, No.397
Mary Ann Lodge, No.1
Miriam Lodge, No.736
Naomi Lodge, No.2
Olive Lodge, No.33
Rebekah State Assembly
St. Louis Lodge, No.330
Schiller Lodge, No.48
Schiller Benevolent Society
Theta Rho Girls Club, No.1
Veteran Rebekah Assn. of Missouri
Washington, Martha Lodge, No.45
Wellston Lodge, No.652
Wood Lodge, No.530

DAUGHTERS OF ST. CRISPIN

No.2522 (C.D. 1885)

DAUGHTERS OF SCOTLAND

Organized in Ohio in 1899 as a fraternal group for those of Scottish blood. No longer appears to exist.

Lady Haig Lodge

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Cornelia Greene Chapter

DAUGHTERS OF UNION VETERANS (C.D. 1935)

Alice Carey Risley Tent, No.12
Barbara Fritchie Tent, No.8
Clara Barton Tent, No.7
Elizabeth Turner Tent, No.4
Julia Dent Grant Tent, No.16
Mary Lovenia Joel Tent, No.14 

DAUGHTERS OF VETERANS, U.S.A. (C.D. 1900)

(part of GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC )

Mrs. Annie Wittenmeyer Tent, No.3

DEGREE OF HONOR PROTECTIVE ASSN. OF MISSOURI

Founded in 1910 as a fraternal, insurance, and patriotic organization for "any person of good moral character and a believer in the existence of a Supreme Being, between the ages of 16 and 65. Originally founded in 1873 as a female auxiliary to the United Workmen. Men were admitted in the late 1920s, though women remained in control of the organization.

Acorn Lodge, No.44
Germania Lodge, No.100
Hyde Park Lodge, No.15
Missouri Lodge, No.
Phoenix Lodge, No.46
St. Louis-De Soto Lodge, No.
Wellston Lodge, No.
West End Lodge, No.9 

DELPHIAN SOCIETY (C.D. 1920)

Gamma Chapter
Phitelhea Chapter

 

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS OF THE WORLD WAR (C.D. 1925)

St. Louis Chapter, No.1
St. Louis Chapter, No.12

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F.A.A.Y.M. (Masonic - Society, African-American) (C.D. 1875)

Corner Stone Lodge U. D.
Far West Chapter, No.3
Grand Chapter of Missouri
Grand Lodge of the State of Missouri
H. Mc Gee Alexander Lodge, No.3
J. Q. Johnson Lodge, No.30
Lone Star Lodge, No.2
Mount Olive Chapter, No.2
Onward Lodge, No.17
Prince Hall Lodge, No.1
St. John’s Chapter, No.1
Western Star Commandery, No.15 

F.O. of A.

Independent Council, No.1

FORESTERS OF AMERICA

Originally founded as theANCIENT ORDER OF FORESTERS OF AMERICA in 1889, when it broke away from that group.

Arsenal Court, No.7
Benton Court, No.4
Future Great Court, No.5
James Russell Lowell Court, No.3
Mound City Court, No.2
Mutual Aid Association
Pioneer of the West Court, No.1
Pride of the Springs Court, No.6
St. Louis Court, No.2 

FRATERNAL AID UNION

(Organized as FRATERNAL AID ASSN. in Lawrence, KS 1889. Merged into IMRPOVED ORDER OF HEPTASOPHS, 1917)

Virginia Council, No. 908

FRATERNAL LEGION

Organized in Baltimore, MD, 1881. It proved to be a short lived benefit society which became extinct 15 years later.

Camp Lee, No. 52

FRATERNAL ORDER MODERN AMERICA

No.14

FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES

Founded in Seattle, WA, in 1898. It cultivates sociability cares financial for the sick and provides death benefits.
Aerie 2384
Eagle Home Protective Assn.
Lady Eagles
St. Louis Aerie, No.41 

FRATERNAL UNION OF AMERICA

Formed in Denver, CO. in the 1890s and disappeared by 1923.

Holly Lodge, No.614

FRIENDS OF THE WORLD (C.D. 1940)

Bright Star Lodge
Fidelity Circle, No.4221
Jewel Circle, No.1682
Justice Circle
Sunshine Circle, No.1771
Supreme Royal Circle
Willing & Ready Circle, No.1334

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G.A.R. (See GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC 

G.B.B.A.

Branch No.5

G.U.O.O.F. (see GRAND UNITED ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS)

GERMAN BENEFICIAL UNION (DEUTSCHER UNTERSTš TZUNGSBUND)

A mutualbenefit society for German-American men and women, organized in 1892 with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA.

Central District, No.249
District No.102
District No.141 (525 Baden)
District No.248 (E. St. L.)
District No.249 (22354 Lafayette)
District No.400 (Kossuth & Warne)
District No.404 (3708 Blair)
District No.419 (5540 Partridge)
District No.491 (Granite City)
District No.528 (3708 Blair)
District No.543 (6212 N. Bdwy)
District No.573 (4223 Chouteau)
District No.575 (8th & Lafayette)
District No.576 (5021 Morganford)
District No.579 (7300 Michigan)
District No.607 (525 Baden)
District No.609 (E. St. L.)
District No.614 (900 Barton) 

GIRL SCOUTS

A national organization resembling the Boy Scouts, and consisting of girls between the ages of 10 and 18. Patterned after the Girl Guides of England and founder b Mrs. Juliette Low of Savannah, GA., in 1912.

Owls Nest Troop, No.166

GOLDEN CROWN

Venus Chapter No.153?

GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC (G.A.R.)

Organization established by Union veterans of the U.S. CIVIL WAR in 1866. At its peak in 1890, it

had more than 400,000 members. Its principal goals were to aid fellow veterans and their families, obtain pension increases, and preserve the memory of fallen comrades (they secured the adoption of MEMORIAL DAY in 1868). They exerted a strong influence on the REPUBLICAN PARTY until 1900. The last member died in 1956.

American Minute Men
Blair, Frank P. Corps, No.3 (Woman’s Relief Corps)
Blair, Frank P. Post No.1
Demny, Charles Post, No.301
Foot (Commodore) Assoc. of Naval Veterans
Fremont, Maj. Gen. John C. Camp
Garesche, Julius P. Post, No.193
Harding, Harry P. Corps, No.91 (Woman’s Relief Corps)
Harding, Harry P. Post No.107
Hassendeubel (Col.) Corps, No.19 (Woman’s Relief Corps)
Hassendeubel (Col.) Post, No.13
Logan, John A. Post, No.304
Logan, John A. No.59 (Woman’s Relief Corps)
Lyon (General) Corps, No.138 (Woman’s Relief Corps)
Lyon, (General) Post, No.2
Meuman (Col.) Corps, No.16 (Woman’s Relief Corps)
Meuman, (Col.) Post, No.496
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
Miller, Elwood Post, No.444
Miller, Elwood No.86 (Woman’s Relief Corps)
Miller, Madison Post, No.444
Miller, Madison Post, No.86 (Woman’s Relief Corps)
Noble, Gen. John W. Camp
Noble, Lizbeth Circle, No.4 (Ladies of the GAR)
Ransom Post No. 131
Ransom (Gen.) Corps, No.6 (Woman’s Relief Corps)
Shaw (Col.) Corps, No.43 (Colored) (Woman’s Relief Corps)
Shaw (Col.) Post, No.343
Smyser, John Post, No.167 (Woman’s Relief Corps)
Sons of the American Revolution
Sons of the Revolution in the State of Missouri
Sons of Veterans, U.S.A.
St. Louis Circle, No.37
Stark, William Henry Circle, No.2 (Ladies of the G.A.R.)
Union Veteran Legion Encampment, No.15
U.S. Grant Circle, No.5 (Ladies of the G.A.R.)
Veterans of the Blue and Gray  

GRAND CHAPTER ROYAL ARCH MASONS (African-American) (C.D. 1915)

(See also ROYAL ARCH MASONS)

Far West Lodge, No.2
Ionic Chapter, No.15
King Solomon Lodge, No.38
Mt. Olive Lodge, No.3
Prince Hall Lodge, No.11
Progress Lodge, No.50
R. A. James Lodge, No.23
St. John’s Lodge, No.1

GRAND CHAPTER OF TEMPERANCE AND WISDOM (C.D. 1875)

Mt. Vernon Chapter, No.1
Our Neighbors’ Chapter, No.2

GRAND COUNCIL OF ROYAL AND SELECT MASTERS OF MISSOURI

(Masons) (C.D. 1925)

Hiram, No.1
York, No.40

GRAND TEMPLE OF HONOR AND TEMPERANCE (C.D. 1875)

Franklin Temple of Honor, No.3
Inner Temple of the Grand Temple of Honor
Mt. Olive Temple of Honor, No.4
Sons of Temperance, Grand Div.
St. Louis Temple of Honor, No.16
Union and St. George Social Temple
Union Temple of Honor, No.2
Washington Council No.1 

GRAND UNITED ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS (G.U.O.O.F.) (African-American)

Founded in the U.S. in 1843. The charter for the first lodge was obtained by Peter Ogden, ans African-American sailor from the English Grand Lodge. The order continues today.

Compton Hill Lodge, No.8278
Eureka Household of Ruth, No.2807 (Ladies)
Ezel Lodge, No.1457
Fourteen Patriarchy Regiment (Military Rank)
Gibraltar Lodge, No.6268
Holland, D. W. Lodge, No.8170
Invincible Household of Ruth, No.3411 (Ladies)
Invincible Lodge, No.6588
Juvenile Society, No.11 & 13
King of the West Lodge, No.6169
Missouri Patriarchy, No.134 (Military Rank)
Moab Household of Ruth, No.2414 (Ladies)
Mound City Lodge, No.4078
Naomi Household of Ruth, No.1002 (Ladies)
New Era Lodge, No.6066
Palestine Lodge, No.1805
Past Grand Master’s Council, No.49 (Military Rank)
Peerless Household of Ruth, No.157 (Ladies)
Perserverance Lodge, No.1765
Queen of the 20th Century Household of Ruth, No.4409 (Ladies)
Queen of the West Lodge, No.1945
Rebekah Household of Ruth, No.50 (Ladies)
Rose of Sharon Household of Ruth, No.2264 (Ladies)
St. Louis Degree Lodge (Military Rank)
St. George Lodge, No.1524
St. Louis Hope Lodge, No.2117
St. Louis Patriarchy, No.50 (Military Rank)
Silver Star Household of Ruth, No.2808 (Ladies)
Temple, Geo. E. Lodge, No.8976 (Military Rank)
Twentieth Century Lodge, No.6234

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HARAGUARI, German Order of (D.O.H. - Deutscher Orden der Harguari)

Established in New York around 1847, for the mutual assistance and the celebration of German culture. Once numbering in the 10s of thousands by 1994 there were reported only 90 members.

Allemania Lodge, No.248
Armin Lodge, No.370
Arndt Lodge, No.311
Baden Lodge, No.480
Barbarosa Lodge, No.331
Bavaria Lodge, No.261
Bismarck Lodge, No.511
Bluecher Lodge, No.630
Buergschaft Lodge, No.354 (Eileardsville, Cass Av. between Spring & Prairie Ave.)
Cherusker Degree Lodge, No.50
Cimbria Lodge, No.204
Columbia Frauen, No.60
Columbus Lodge, No.112
Concordia Lodge, No.164
Deutsche Eiche Lodge, No.366
Einigkeit Lodge, No.342 (Ballwin)
Einigkeit Mannie, No.67
Eintracht Lodge, No.263
Far West Lodge, No.456
Fortschritt Lodge, No.341
Fortschritt Mannie, No.62
Fortuna Frauen, No.60
Garfield Lodge, No.465
Germania Lodge, No.70
Goethe Lodge, No.158
Grand Lodge of the D.O.H. of the State of Missouri
Guttenberg Mannie, No.32
Harmonie Lodge, No.125
Harugari Gesangverein
Herman Lodge, No.73
Hertha Lodge, No.370
Hoffnung Lodge, No.500
Humboldt Lodge, No.170
Lincoln Lodge, No.190
Pestalozzi Lodge, No.412
Phoenix Lodge, No.504
Robert Blum Mannie, No.49
St. Louis Lodge, No.113
Schiller Degree Lodge, No.16
Schiller Lodge, No.240
Teutonia Lodge, No.174
Uhland Lodge, No.343
Walhalla Lodge, No.236
Washington Lodge, No.274
Western Lodge, No.189

HEROINES OF JERICHO COURTS (African-AmericanSociety)

Part of ADOPTIVE MASONRY and dating from just after the founding of Prince Hall Freemasonry in 1775. Does not appear to currently exist.

Boaz Court, No.108
Crittenden, Clark E. Chapter, No.20
Daughters of Isis
Dickson, Moses Court
Gladevelle Court, No.91
Mahoney Angenette Court, No.36
Naomi Court, No.49
Polk, Mamie M. Court, No.8
Queen Esther Court, No.6
St. Marys Court, No.1
St. Pauls Court, No.26
Siloam Court, No.2 

HOME FRATERNAL - BENEFICIARY SOCIETY (C.D. 1900)

Eureka Home, No.3
Excelsior Home, No.2
Local Home, No.1 

HOUSEHOLD OF RUTH (See GRAND UNITED ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS)

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I.A. of M.

Progressive Lodge, No.41

I.A.T.S.E.

No.168

I.B.P.O.W. (See IMPROVED BENEVOLENT PROTECTIVE ORDER OF ELKS OF THE

WORLD)

I.O. of A.

Fulton Lodge, No.1

I.O.B.B. (See INDEPENDENT ORDER OF B’NAI B’RITH)

I.O.O.F. (See INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS)

I.O.G.T (See INDEPENDENT ORDER OF GOOD TEMPLARS)

IMPROVED BENEVOLENT PROTECTIVE ORDER OF ELKS OF THE WORLD (I.B.P.O.W.)

Founded in 1897 in Cincinnati, OH, in response to the refusal of the B.P.O.E. to admit African-Americans. Along with the aims of the B.P.O.E. they also propsoed "the expression of ideals, services and leadership in the black struggle for freedom and opportunity". Auxiliary formed as the DAUGHTERS OF THE INDEPENDENT, BENEVOLENT, PROTECTIVE ORDER OF ELKS OF THE WORLD. This active today.

Frank H. Hunter Lodge, No.1309
Greater St. Louis Lodge, No.1012
Greater St. Louis Temple, No.688 (Ladies Auxiliary)
Oriental Lodge, No.976
Polar Wave Lodge, No.112
St. Louis Lodge, No.3
Washington Lodge, No.6
Lodge, No.1012 

IMPROVED ORDER FREE SONS of ISRAEL (see INDEPENDENTY ORDER FREE SONS OF ISRAEL)

IMPROVED ORDER OF HEPTASOPHS (see SEVEN WISE MEN)

IMPROVED ORDER RED MEN

Established in Baltimore in 1834 as a fraternal, social, insurance, and political society for men over 18 who profess belief in a Supreme Being. There were 38,000 member in 1995. (See also INDEPENDENT ORDER OF RED MEN)

Arrah-Wana Council, No.51 (Degree of Pocahontas)
Attoc Tribe, No.145
Cherokee Degree Stamm, No.1
Cherokee League, No.2
Cherokee (Stamm) Tribe, No.4
Chickasaw Tribe, No.116
Dacotah (Dakota) Tribe, No.13
Delaware (Stamm) Tribe, No.5
General Relief Committee of St. Louis and Suburbs
Grand Commandery of Missouri
Great Council of Missouri
Iona Council, No.14 (Degree of Pocahontas)
Ivanhoe Tribe, No.68
Keokuk Tribe, No.16
Manitoba Tribe, No.74
Manuka Tribe, No.170
Meramec (Stamm) Tribe, No.7
Meta Council, No.43 (Degree of Pocahontas)
Minnehaha Council, No.8 OR 44 (Degree of Pocahontas)
Minnetonka Tribe, No.41
Mississippi Tribe, No.8 OR 71
Missouri Tribe, No.11
Modoc Tribe, No.9
Navajo Council, No.13 (Degree of Pocahontas)
Omaha Tribe, No.14
Ontario (Stamm) Tribe, No.6
Opecancanough Tribe, No.50
Osage Tribe, No.12
Osceola Tribe, No.15
Ouray Tribe, No.113
Pocahontas Tribe, No.12
Pontiac Tribe, No.112
Red Feather Council, No.50 (Degree of Pocahontas)
Standing Elk Tribe, No.36
Tecumseh Tribe, No.94
Tishimings Council, No.60 (Degree of Pocahontas)
Wampum Tribe, No.202
Wapello Tribe, No.110
Tribe No.67

INDEPENDENT ORDER OF B’NAI B’RITH ("Brotherhood of the Covenant" (I.O.B.B.)(Hebrew)
Founded in New York City in 1843 as a fraternal, charitable, and benevolent Jewish association. Founded in part because Jews were
not admitted to Fremasonry. Known today as B’Nai B’rith International.

Achim Lodge, No.175
Eben Ezra Lodge, No.47
Grand Lodge of District No.2
Hebrew Benevolent Society
Julius Fuerst Lodge, No.196
Menorah Lodge, No.409
Missouri Lodge, No.22
Young American Lodge, No.309
 
INDEPENDENT ORDER OF B’RITH ABRAHAM

Organized in 1887, in New York City with 585 lodges as a benefit membership (Jewish)

Amy Seligsohn Lodge
Frank, Nathan Lodge, No.87
Moses Montefiore Lodge
Pride of the West Lodge, No.56
Rebecca Lodge
St. Louis Lodge, No.94
St. Louis Goorman Lodge
Werner, Chas. Lodge, No.114 

INDEPENDENT ORDER OF B’RITH SHOLOM

Established in 1905, headquarters in Philaedlphia, PA.

INDEPENDENT ORDER FREE SONS of ISRAEL (also known as IMPROVED ORDER FREE SONS of ISRAEL) (Hebrew)

Organizaed in 1849 with 78 lodges, home office New York City.

District Lodge, No.2
Fortschritts Toechter, No.1
George Washington Lodge, No.8
Isaac Lodge, No.29
Judah Touro Lodge, No.4
Ladies Hebrew Relief Society
Missouri Lodge, No.25
Obadiah Lodge, No.12
Progress Lodge, No.53
Star of the West Lodge, No.33
U.H. (United Hebrew?) Ladies Aid Society 

INDEPENDENT ORDER OF DRUIDS (Est. 1870?)

Columbia Grove, No.3
George Washington Commandery
George Washington Grove, No.1 (Carondelet)
Grand Grove of Missouri
Harmony Grove, No.5 

INDEPENDENT ORDER OF FORESTERS

Formed as a result of a schism from the ANCIENT ORDER OF FORESTERS in 1879. It services as a fraternal benefit insurance society in Canada, the U.K. and the U.S., and admits adults of both sexes. There were approximately 1.4 million members in 1994.

Court Belle, No.4847
Court Cote Brilliante, No.935
Court Fraternal, No.3390
Court Germania, No.1234
Court Golden Rod, No.3168
Court Lewis Clark, No.4742
Court New St. Louis, No.153
Court West St. Louis
General Relief Committee  

INDEPENDENT ORDER OF GOOD TEMPLARS (I.O.G.T)

(Org. 1851, Utica, NY as a schism of the International Organization of Good Templars, it was short lived) (Men Only, Temperance Society)

Anchor Lodge, No.1
Aurora Lodge, No.239
Bellefontaine Chapter, No.69
Carondelet Lodge, No.40
Coming Star Lodge
District Lodge
Evening Star Lodge, No.32 (Eileardsville, Franklin Av. cars)
Fairmount, No.46
Fenton Lodhe, No.10
Fortitude Lodge, No.2 (Kirkwood)
Golden Gate Lodge, No.240
Gough, John B. Lodge, No. 256
Grand Lodge of Missouri
Lily of the Valley Lodge, No.5
North Star, No.905
Olive Branch Lodge, No.17
Our Neighbors Lodge, No. 233
Park Ave. Lodge, No.27
Pride of St. Louis Lodge, No.3
Resolute Lodge, No.216
Rutledge Lodge, No.45
Sparkling Water, No.279
Switzer Lodge, No.4
Washington Temple, No.46
Western Star, No.58 

INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS (I.O.O.F.) (Org. 1819 - Baltimore, MD)

Including Odd Fellows Lodges, Rebekah Lodges Encampments, Cantons and Auxiliaries, Junior IOOF Lodges and Theta Rho Clubs brought to you by The Sovereign Grand Lodge

In 17th century England, it was odd to find people organized for the purpose of giving aid to those in need and of pursuing projects for the benefit of all mankind. Those who belonged to such an organization were called "Odd Fellows". Odd Fellows are also known as "The Three Link Fraternity" which stands for Friendship, Love and Truth.

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows was founded on the North American Continent in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 26, 1819 when Thomas Wildey and four members of the Order from England instituted Washington Lodge No. 1. This lodge received its charter from Manchester Unity of Odd Fellows in England.

Odd Fellowship became the 1st national fraternity to include both men and women when it adopted the beautiful Rebekah Degree on September 20, 1851. This degree is based on the teachings found in the Holy Bible, and was written by the Honorable Schuyler Colfax who was Vice President of the United States during the period 1868-1873. Odd Fellows and Rebekahs were also the first fraternal organization to establish homes for our senior members and for orphaned children.

Anchor Lodge. No.322
Anchor-Arcadian Lodge, No.322
Arcadian Lodge, No.332
Aurora Lodge, No.298
Bellefontaine Lodge, No.73
Benton Encampment, No.163
Benton Lodge, No.275
Bluecher Lodge (St. Charles)
Canton Mound City, No.9 (Patriarchs Militant)
Canton Mound City Lodge, No.1
Canton Paran, No.1 (Patriarchs Militant)
Canton St. Louis, No.22 (Patriarchs Militant)
Carondelet Encampment, No.68
Carondelet Lodge No.114
Centennial Lodge, No.352
Concordia Camp, No.125
Concordia Lodge, No.128
Coral Lodge, No.466
Coral-Summit Lodge, No.277
Cosmos Lodge, No.196
Cosmos De Soto Lodge, No.90
Excelsior Lodge, No.18
Germania Lodge, No.3
Goethe Lodge, No.59
Golden Rule Lodge No.109
Golden Rule Lodge (East St. Louis)
Golden Sceptre Lodge, No.557
Grand Lodge of Missouri
Harmonie Lodge, No.353
Harmony Encampment
Home Lodge, No.158
Horus Sanctorum Lodge, No.241 (A.M.O.S.)
Jefferson Lodge, No.119
Karitez Zuanna Lodge, No.52 (L.O.T.O.)
Keystone Chapter, No.802
Keystone Lodge, No. 214\
Laclede Encampment, No.14
Laclede Lodge, No.22
Maplewood Lodge, No.743
Mc Kinley Lodge, No.100
Mechanics’ Lodge, No.419
Missouri Encampment, No.59
Missouri Lodge, No.11
Mound City Encampment, No.19
Mound City Lodge No. 276
Naomi Rebecca Degree Lodge, No.2
Oak Hill Lodge, No.288
Paran U. D. Camp
Past Noble Grands Assn.
Pride of the West Lodge, No.138
St. Louis Degree Lodge, No.1
St. Louis Encampment, No.13
St. Louis Lodge, No.5
Schiller Lodge, No.89
Sovereign Grand Lodge
Summit Lodge, No.277
Templar Lodge, No.388
Traveler’s Rest Lodge No. 1
Triple Link Assn. of MO.
Uniformed Patriarchs
Veteran Odd Fellows Assn. of Missouri
Washington Encampment, No.18
Washington Lodge, No.24
Wellston, No.827
Wildey Encampment, No.1
Wildey Lodge, No.2
Wingenund Lodge, No.27 

INDEPENDENT ORDER OF RED MEN

An offshoot from the IMPROVED ORDER OF RED MEN, organized in 1850 by some :Tribes" which used the German language.

Attoc Tribe, No.145
Grand Lodge Sate of Missouri
Missouri Tribe, No.196
Pottawattomie Tribe, No.197
Wacht Am Merimac Tribe, No.195 

INDEPENDENT SISTERS OF REBECCA (part of A.J.O.K.S.B.?)

INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF SCICHIOH (C.D. 1935)

Baltic Lodge, No.52
Linnea Society 

INTERNATIONAL PROGRESSIVE ASSOCIATION

George Washington Assembly, No.29 (org. 1888)
Marquette Assembly, No.37

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J
J.C.D. (C.D. 1885) (Bohemian)

Anna Machovska, No.95
Bozena Nemcova, No.10 (Ladies Society)
Bretislava Lodge, No.14 (Ladies Society)
Grand Lodge (Bohemian Ladies Assoc)
Josefa Humpal Zeman Lodge, No.132
Osveta Lodge, No.23

JUNIOR KNIGHTS OF MATHER MATHEW

Visitation Council No.26

JUNIOR ORDER UNITED AMERICAN MECHANICS

Organized in 1853, in Willow Grove, PA, as a fraternal and political secret society for American citizens of both sexes. Insurance was added later. On the decline since 1900 it is believed extinct today.

Acme Council, No.32
Armstrong Council, No.12
Blair, F. P. Council, No.26
Bunker Hill Coincil, No.97
Clifton Heights Council, No.24
Forest Council, No.5
Franklin, Benjamin Council, No.6
Fremont, (Gen.) John C. Council, No.94
Funeral Benefit Association
Grant (Gen.) Council, No.16
Jefferson, Thomas Council, No.11
Liberty Council, No.3
Lincoln Council, No.13
Lyon, (Gen.) N. C. Council, No.21
Mc Kinley, Wm Council, No.18
Mc Pherson, (Gen.) J. B. Council, No.4
Mound City Council, No.71
Rising Son Council, No.52
Roosevelt, Theodore Council, No.26
St. Louis Council, No.1
State Council of Missouri
United American Mechanics (Uniform Rank of Jr. O.U.A.M.)
West End Council, No.78
Western Funeral Benefit Assn 

JUNIOR ORDER WOODMEN’S CIRCLE (C.D. 1940)

Juniors of the Forest of the Woodmen’s Circle
Junior Order of Woodmens’s Circle

JUNIORS OF THE FOREST (C.D. 1940)

Central Lodge, No.4

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K
K. & L. of H. (See KNIGHTS & LADIES OF HONOR)

K. and L. of I. (See KNIGHTS & LADIES OF INDUSTRY)

K. and L. of S. (See KNIGHTS & LADIES OF SECURITY)

K of F. M. (See KNIGHTS (and Ladies C.D. 1920) OF FATHER MATHEW)

K. of G.E. (See KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN EAGLE)

K of H. (See KNIGHTS OF HONOR) 

K of L

C. M. Berry Assembly, No.3861 (1889)

K of P. (See KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS)

K.G.R. (SEE KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN RULE)

K.O.T.G.R (See KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN RULE)

K.O.T.M. (See KNIGHTS OF THE MACCABEES)

K. T. (See KNIGHTS TEMPLAR)

KIWANIS CLUB (International)

Founded in Detroit in 1915 as a businessmen’s lincheon club dedicated to "close fellowship among its members.

North St. Louis

KNIGHT POLIS CROWN

Local No. 137

KNIGHTS AND DAUGHTERS OF TABOR, International Order of Twelve

This was a black fraternal beneficiary society, allegedly founded originally as the International Order of Twelve in 1848. an anti-slavery society. The later group was form in Independence, MO in 1872, by Moses Dickson, aclergyman of the A.M.E. Church. No longer appears to exist.

Belle of St. Louis Tabernacle Soc.
Golden Rule Tabernacle Society
Mt. Pisgah Tabernacle Society
Odessa Tabernacle
Siloam Tabernacle Society
W. A. Smith Temple Society 

KNIGHTS & LADIES OF HONOR (K. & L. of H.) (Org. 1873, Indianapolis, IN) (Women)

Formed from the KNIGHTS OF HONOR in 1877 as a fraternal beneficiary society using a simple Assessment Plan. The LOYAL KNIGHT AND LADIES was an offshoot of this group, neither exist currently.

Ada Lodge No. 883 (Germ)
Advance Lodge, No.2640
Alice Lodge, No.2482
Alpha Encampment No.1
Amelia Lodge, No.211
American Lodge, No.2526
Anchor Lodge, No.1173
Anna Lodge, No.2268
Ashland Lodge, No.1903
Aurora Lodge, No.1512 (Germ)
Baden Lodge, No.1857
Banner Lodge, No. 823
Blue Ridge Lodge, No.2638
Carnation Lodge, No.3278
Carondelet Lodge, No.1341 (Germ)
Central Lodge, No.919
Cherokee Lodge, No.1363 (Germ)
Chippewa Lodge, No.2332
Chouteau Lodge, No.1651
Clover Leaf Lodge, No.1832
Columbia Lodge, No.1412 (Germ)
Columbus Lodge, No.2937
Concordia Lodge, No.48 (Germ)
Concordia-Jewel Lodge, No.48
Cote Brilliante Lodge, No.1342 (German)
Eintracht Lodge, No.316 (Germ)
Enterprise Lodge, No.2234
Eureka Lodge, No. 1448
Eva Lodge, No.511 (Germ)
Evening Star Lodge, No.2654
Evergreen Lodge, No.2600
Excelsior Lodhe, No.1362
Fidelity Lodge, No. 1876
Flora Lodge, No. 602 (Germ)
Fortschritt Lodge, No.906
Fortuna Lodge, No.1185 (Germ)
Friendship Lodge, No.622
Garfield Lodge, No.516
Garfield Lodge, No.1853
Garnet Lodge, No.2254
Germania Lodge, No.210 (German)
Goebel, Emanuel Lodge, No.870 (German)
Goethe Lodge, No.1445 (German)
Golden Crown Lodge, No.531
Grand Lodge of Missouri
Humboldt Lodge, No.1665 (German)
Hyperion Lodge, No.930
Independence Lodge, No.1879
Initial Lodge, No.1
Iron Lodge, No.828
Irving Lodge, No.2252 OR 2253
Ivy Lodge, No.237
Jefferson Lodge, No.2263
Jewel of the West Lodge, No.349
La Salle Lodge, No.2664
Lessing Lodge, No.1124 (N. Bdwy) (German)
Lily Lodge, No.551
Lincoln Lodge, No.1274 (German)
Louisa Lodge, No.2701
Lucy Lodge, No.2652
Lulu Lodge, No.2022
Magnolia Lodge, No.1454
Midland Lodge, No.2729
Missouri Lodge, No.563 (Germ)
Monogram Lodge No.1324
Mosart Lodge, No.1917 (German)
Mound City Lodge, No.1915
Mutual Lodge, No.529 (Germ)
Myrtle Lodge, No.2278
Nonpareil Lodge, No.592
North Star Lodge, No.392
Oak Lodge, No.2283
Oak Leaf Lodge, No.2400
Old Guard of Protection, Alpha Encampment, No. 1
Old West Gate Lodge
Olive Branch Lodge, No.319
Opal Lodge, No.2501
Pandora Lodge, No.868
Pearl Lodge, No.640
Pell, Mary Lodge, No.2208
Philippine Lodge, No.706 (German)
Pride of Cheltenham, No. 1918
Pride of St. Louis Lodge, No.409
Pride of the West Lodge No.790
Progress Lodge, No.806
Protection Lodge No.19
Rachel Lodge, No.30
Rebecca Lodge, No.1272
Rising Sun Lodge, No.1911 (German)
Rose Hill Lodge, No.2877
Royal Lodge, No.1658
St. Ange Lodge, No.72
St. Louis County Lodge, No.2685
St. Louis Council, No.1
St. Louis Lodge, No.2277
Sarah Lodge, No.1984
Schiller Lodge, No.714 (German)
Seymour Lodge, No.1354
Silver Star Lodge, No.2248
Sunset Lodge, No.1738
Sylvan Lodge, No.1815
Tower Grove Lodge, No.1502
Tower Lodge, No.1874
Triumphant Lodge, No.1049
Union Lodge, No.1894
Victor Lodge, No.2939
Victoria Lodge, No. 393 (Germ)
Violet Lodge, No.2681
Walnut Lodge, No.2701
Warren Lodge, No.2651
Washington, Martha Lodge, No.472 (German)
West End Lodge, No.1859
West Gate Lodge, No.56
Western Star Lodge, No.2546
Wilhelmina Lodge, No.3031
Yeteve Lodge, No. 771

KNIGHTS & LADIES OF INDUSTRY (K. and L. of I.)

Banner Lodge, No.12
Beehive Lodge, No.5
Charter Oak Lodge, No.13
Enterprise Lodge, No/17
Evergreen Lodge, No.4
Flora Lodge, No.11
Golden Star Lodge, No.8 (Carondelet)
Grand Lodge, No.15
Lincoln Lodge, No. 10
Literary & Social Club of MO., No.1
Lulu Lodge, No.2022
Missouri Lodge, No.1
Monitor Lodge, No.2
Pride of Cheltenham Lodge, No.1918
Pride of the West Lodge, No.18
Progressive Lodge, No.15
Quickstep Lodge, No.14
St. Louis Lodge, No.7
Sarah Lodge, No.1984
Schiller Lodhe, No.9
Seymour Lodge, No.1354
Unity Lodge, No.3
Valley Lodge, No.16
 
KNIGHTS & LADIES OF PROGRESS (C.D. 1905)

Central Lodge, No.1 (1042 N. Grand)
Central Lodge, No.5 (4250 Chouteau)
St. Louis Lodge, No.2
Unity Lodge, No.4 

KNIGHTS & LADIES OF SECURITY (K. and L. of S.) (K.L.O.S.)

Organized in 1892 in Kansas. Around the end of WWI the order changed its name to the SECURITY BENEFIT ASSOCIATION and ceased to be a secret society. (General Membership)

Anchor Home Council, No.979
Carondelet Council, No.1296
Forest Park Council, No.805
Future Great Council, No.1367
George L. Berry Council, No.42
Harmony Council, No.618
Herzel (Dr.) Council, No.823
Jefferson Council, No.3424
Liberty Council, No.1500
Mc Kinley Council, No.955
Park Ave. Council, No.707
Pride of the West Council, No.678
Progressive Council, No.798
Protection Council, No.698
St. Louis Council, No.1368
Security Council, No.684
Union Council, No.959
Western Council, No.710
White Rose Council, No.1044
Wisdom Council, No.710

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

Founded in New Haven, CT in 1882 as a fraternal, insurance, religious, and patriotic organization for Catholic men over 18. Young men aged 12-18 may join the COLUMBIAN SQUIRES.

Bailey Council, No.981
Benton Council, No.183
Clayton Council, No.1376
D’Andreis Council, No.800
De Smet Council, No.742
De Soto Council, No.93
Faerber, Wm. Council, No.1085
Harty (Archbishop) Council, No.2237
Kain, John Joseph Council, No.828
Kenrick Council, No.686
Kirkwood Council, No.2117
Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree
Knights of Columbus Choral Club
Knights of Columbus Lay Council
Knights of Columbus Lecture Club
Knights of Columbus Zouaves
La Salle Counciul, No.981
Laclede Council, No.1196
Lafayette Council, No.1940
Marquette Council, No.606
Missouri Council, No.858
Muehlsiepen Council, No. 941
Mullanphy, J. Council, No.1196
Paulian Council, No.2125
Phil Sheridan Council, No.1122
Rosati Council, No.795
St. Louis Chapter, No.201
St. Louis Council, No.453
Santa Cruz Council, No.1215
Santa Maria Council, No.2619
Sheridan, Phil Council, No.1122
Smet Council, No.742
University City Council, No. 2233
Webster Groves Council, No.2119

KNIGHTS (and Ladies C.D. 1920) OF FATHER MATHEW (K of F. M.)

(see also JUNIOR KNIGHTS OF FATHER MATHEW)

A local St. Louis Catholic organization.
All Saints Council, No.85
Annunciation Council, No.3 (org. 1889)
Assumption Council, No.14
Auxiliary No.47
Blessed Sacrament Council, No.138
Cathedral Council, No.12
Emerald Council No. 10
Holy Name Council, No.40
Holy Rosary Council, No.57
Immaculate Conception Council, No.24
Kenrick Council, No.48
Mt. Carmel Council, No.42
Notre Dame Council, No.102
Oakwood Council, No.30
Sacred Heart Council, No.20
St. Alphonsus Council, No.18
St. Ann’s Council, No.137
St. Bridget’s Council, No.8
St. Columkille’s Council No.37
St. Cronan’s Council, No.22
St. Edward’s Council, No.95
St. Ignatius Council, No.12
St. John’s Council, No.2
St. Joseph’s Council, No.29
St. Kevin’s Council, No.21
St. Lawrence O’Toole Council, No.5
St. Leo’s Council, No.28
St. Louis Council No.1
St. Malachy’s Council, No.6
St. Mark’s Council, No.90
St. Matthew’s Council, No.61
St. Patrick’s Council, No.4
St. Patrick’s Council, No.33 or 83 (East St. Louis) (new 1890)
St. Paul the Apostle Council, No.60
St. Rose Council, No.50
St. Teresa’s Council, No.7
St. Thomas of Aquin Council, No.27
Supreme Council
Ss. Mary and Joseph’s Council, No.9
Theobald Mathew Council, No.13
Uniformed Rank Company A
Uniformed Rank Company B
Visitation Council, No. 26

KNIGHTS OF HONOR (K of H.)

Organized in 1873 in Louisville, KY, dissolved in 1916. The refusual to form a women’s auxiliary lead to the formation of KNIGHTS
AND LADIES OH HONOR in 1875.

Anchor Lodge, No.144
Aurora Lodge, No. 2719
Banner Lodge, No.1460 (aka Mercantile)
Bellefontaine Lodge, No.1278
Benton Lodge No.1822
Bremen Lodge No.254
Centennial Lodge No. 417
Chevalier Lodge, No.2977
Columbia Lodge, No.3787
Constant Lodge, No.3294
Dictator’s Lodge
Future Great Lodge, No.2894
Germania Lodge, No.17
Grand Lodge of Missouri
Harmony Lodge, No.2773
Humboldt Lodge, No.1735 (German)
Initial Lodge
Jupiter Lodge, No.1843
Laclede Lodge, No.2392
Lafayette Lodge, No.415
Lake Lodge (Creve Coeur)
Lincoln Lodge, No.430
Ludwig Lodge (German), No.456
Manchester Lodge (Manchester, MO. -STLC)
Mercantile Lodge SEE Banner Lodge
Missouri Lodge, No.227
Mound City Lodge, No.456
Mound City Commandery, No.18 (Uniformed Ranks)
Mount Olive Lodge No. 848
Oak Lodge No.100
Old Oak Lodge
Olive Branch Lodge No.812
Paragon Lodge, No.3068 (org.1884)
St. Louis Lodge No.13
Schiller Lodge, No.400
Seymour Lodge, No.118
Unity Lodge, No.351
Washington Lodge, No.361 (German)
Wayne Lodge, No.2874
West End Lodge No. 2398

KNIGHTS OF KHORASSAN, Dramatic Order
Formed in 1894 as a "fun" division of the KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS. In 1994 they had 10,000 members.

Missouri Council, No.1
Zulema Temple, No.54 

KNIGHTS OF LABOR

An example of a Union as a Fraternal Order. probably founded in the late 19th century and loosely connected with the Central Labor Federation and the Socialist Labor Party.

D(istrict).A(ssembles)

D.A..-17
D.A.-191
D.A.-286 (German Waiters)
D.A.-561
D.A.-1046 (Street Pavers)
D.A.- 001
D.A.-9398
D.A.-10548

L(ocal) A(ssembles)

L.A.-448
L.A.-481
L.A.-492
L.A.-495 (Shoemakers)
L.A.-561
L.A.-777 (Harnessmakers)
L.A.-803 (Cigarmakers)
L.A.-993 (Garment Cutters)
L.A.-1334
L.A.-1422
L.A.-1803 (Plate Printers)
L.A.-1911 (Printers)
L.A.-2522
L.A.-2587
L.A.-3159 (Collarmakers)
L.A.-3650
L.A.-3718
L.A.-3784
L.A.-3849
L.A.-3861
L.A.-4019
L.A.-4144
L.A.-4212
L.A.-4289
L.A.-4409
L.A.-4700
L.A.-5262
L.A.-5938
L.A.-6394
L.A.-6605
L.A.-6680
L.A.-6684
L.A.-6970 (Boxmakers)
L.A.-7502
L.A.-7503 (Brewers)
L.A.-7979
L.A.-8000 (Broom Makers)
L.A.-8014 (Machine Hands)
L.A.-8015 (Carriage Bldrs)
L.A.-8040 (Varnishers)
L.A.-8041 (Tobacconists)
L.A.-8065
L.A.-8078
L.A.-8119
L.A.-8654
L.A.-8740 (Machinists)
L.A.-9039
L.A.-9304 (Coopers)

N(ational) A(ssembly)

N.A.-369 (Bookbinders)
N.A.-439 (Shoelasters)


S(tate) A(ssembly)

S.A.-3489
S.A.-3922 (Ship Carpenters)
S.A.-4598

KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS (K of P)

Pythias is an international non-sectarian fraternal order, founded in 1864, Stockton, CA and was the first to be chartered by an act of Congress.

The Fraternal Order of Knights of Pythias and its members are dedicated to the cause of universal peace.

Pythians are pledged to the promotion of understanding among men of good will as the surest means of attaining Universal Peace.

We believe that men, meeting in a spirit of goodwill, in an honest effort of understanding, can live together on this earth in peace and harmony.

We seek those who agree with this belief, and have a belief in a personal Supreme Being, to join our ranks in an effort to reach "Peace Through Understanding".

(Have their own burial lot in Bellefontaine) (Org. 1864 (Men Only)

Acme Lodge, No.219
Aurora Lodge, No. 64
Barton Lodhe, No.18
Bismarck Lodge, No.152 (St. Louis?)
Brilliant Division, No.1 (Uniformed Ranks)
Brilliant Lodge, No.55
Brilliant Monroe Lodge, No.341
Burlington Lodge, No.336
Calanthe Lodge, No.104
Chevalier Lodge, No. 70
Chevalier-Missouri Lodge, No.2
Claremore Lodge, No.431
Cohen, Robert E. Lodge, No.131
Columbia Lodge, No.226
Columbia-Acme Lodge, No.226
Confidence Lodge No.121
Cosmopolitan Lodge, No.23
Cowan, Robert E. Lodge, No.131
Crescent Lodge, No.10
Damon Division, No.6 (Uniformed Ranks)
Damon Lodge No.28
Eleventh Pythian Dist. Assn.
Eureka Lodge, No.81 (East St. Louis)
Excelsior Lodge No.19 (organized 1872)
First Pythian District Assn.
Future Great Lodge, No.276
Future Great Company, No.5 (Uniformed Ranks)
Germania Lodge, No.6
Golden Crown Lodge No.62
Grand Lodge
Headquarters, 2d Regiment , (Uniform Rank)
Holmes, John H. Company, No.11 (Uniformed Ranks)
Hope Div., No.22 (Uniformed Ranks?)
Hope Lodge, No.186
Hope Monroe Lodge, No.341
Lafayette Lodge, No.128
Liberty Lodge, No.18
Lincoln Lodge, No.18 (German)
Lincoln-Columbia Lodge, No.18
Magnolia Lodge. No.119 (consolidated with Chevalier Lodge)
Maplewood Lodge, No.356
Missouri Brigade Uniform Rank
Missouri Lodge, No. 2 (cities oldest)
Modac Lodge, No.290
Monitor Lodge, No.68
Monroe Lodge No.341
North Star Lodge No.101 (existed short time 1885-1889 approx.)
Orleans Lodge, No. 1
Overland Lodge, No.427
Pacific Lodge, No.304
Paragon Lodge No.58
Pope Lodge No.180
Premiere Lodge, No.249
Pride of the West Lodge, No. 24 (German)
Pythagoras Lodge, No.275
Rathbone Division, No.17 (Uniformed Ranks)
(East St. Louis)
Red Cross Division, No.4 (Uniformed Ranks)
Red Cross Lodge, No. 54
Red Cross Literary and Musical Club
Royal Lodge, No.233
Royal-Monitor Lodge, No.233
Scandia Div., No.5 (Uniformed Ranks?)
Scandia Lodge, No.67
Schiller Lodge, No.36
Sicilian Camp Lodge, No.8
St. Louis Div., No.55 (Uniformed Ranks?)
St. Louis Lodge, No.7
St. Louis Sanjtha, Nomads of Avrudaka
Star Div. No.9 (Uniformed Rank of K.P.)
SUNA Ladies’ Auxilary
Tower Grove Lodge, No.166
Transient Knights’ Relief Board
Unity Lodge
Victor Lodge, No.300
Virginius Lodge, No. 92 (Centralia)
Wabash Division, No.55 (Uniformed Rank)
Wabash Lodge, No.248
Walnut Lodge, No.288
Washington Lodge, No.133
Wellston Lodge, No.413
Westgate Lodge, No.422
Zulema Lodge, No.321
Zulema Temple, No.54 (D.O.K.K.) (Uniformed Ranks)

KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS OF MO.

A small black order, formed when they discovered they would not be admitted to the Knights proper.

Battle Axe Lodge, No.4 (Uniformed Ranks)
Carondelet Lodge, No.56
Columbian Battle Axe Cadets, No.1 (Uniformed Ranks)
Company F (Uniformed Ranks)
Damon Lodge, No.6
Edwards Lodge, No.106
Eureka Lodge, No.16
Excelsior Lodge, No.3
Far West Lodge, No.2 (Uniformed Ranks)
Grand Lodge
Hughes Lodge, No.93
Maceo Lodge, No.15
Mound City Lodge, No.4
Mound City, Company C, (Uniformed Rank)
Mumford, W. T. Lodge, No.2
New Light Lodge, No.67
Pride of Missouri Lodge, No.67
Pride of St. Louis Lodge, No.72
Pride of the West Lodge, No.1
Pythian Lodge, (Uniformed Ranks)
Robinson, Lodge, No.18
Rock Spring Lodge, No.39
Royal Lodge, No.75
Scott, D. W. Lodge, No.104
Semper Fidelis Lodge, No.34
St. Louis Lodge, No.41
St. Pythias Lodge, No.13
Stringer, T. W. Lodge, No.17
Sumner Lodge, No.50
Syracuse Lodge, No.58
Toussaint Lodge, No.28
Triumph Lodge, No.52
Troop A, 1st Cavalry (Uniformed Ranks)
Unity Lodge, No.51

KNIGHTS OF ST. JOHN

A fraternal and religious order founded in the U.S. in 1879. Open to Catholic men 16-55. Still held more than 7,000 members in 1989.

St. Louis Commandery, No.291

KNIGHTS OF ST. JOHN BENEVOLENT SOCIETY (C.D. 1885)

(St. John of Nepmuk) (a.k.a. KNIGHTS OF ST. JOHN OF NEPOMUK)

KNIGHTS OF TEMPERANCE (Juvenile?) (C.D. 1885)

Grand Council
Halyconb Council, No.1
Hercules Council, No.5
Hesperia Council, No.2
Histrion Council, No.7
Honora Council, No.6
Hope Council, No.2

KNIGHTS OF THE ANCIENT ESSENIC ORDER

Organizaed in 1888 in Olympia, WA. The order appears to have been a social and benevolent society, without beneficiary or insurance features.

St. Louis Senate, No.466

KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN EAGLE (K. of G.E.)

Organized in 1872 - North Wales (Baltimore), PA. The order had a militaristic and Christian slant based on events and legends of the Crusades. Auxiliary LADIES OF THE GOLDEN EAGLE.

St. Louis Castle, No.6

KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN RULE (K.O.T.G.R.) (K.G.R.)

Organized by survivors of the yellow fever epidemic of 1878. Shortly after its formation, ladies were admitted and the organization became the KNIGHTS AND LADIES OF THE GOLDEN RULE. Disappeared in the early 1900s.

Castle Brilliant, No.191
Castle Columbus, No.40
Castle Edward, No.148
Castle Excalibur, No.7
Castle Grand View, No.135
Castle Heart and Hand, No.259
Castle Normandy, No.123
Castle Pride of the West, No.132
Castle St. Bernard, No.146
Castle St. George, No.136
Castle St. John, No.50
Castle St. Louis, No.124
Castle Sherwood, No.35
Castle Smith, No.49
Castle Valentine, No.32
Castle Washington, No. 4

KNIGHTS OF THE MACCABEES (K.O.T.M.)

Founded in London, Ontario in 1878 as a fraternal benefits order. Order still exist today under title MACCABEES (see also LADY MACCABEES OF THE WORLD, women’s auxiliary form in 1885)

Acme Tent, No.92
American Tent, No.45
Anderson Tent, No.116
Apollo Tent, No.136
Baden Tent
Bee Hive Tent
Benton Tent, No.123
Busy Bee Tent, No.115
Capen Tent, No.102
Casino Tent, No.55
Crystal Tent, No. 140
Dewey Tent, No.84
Emmett Tent, No.137
Enterprise Tent, No.144
Fern Tent, No.106
Fountain City Tent Hive, No.80 (K. & L.O.T.M.)
Garfield Tent, No.182
Great Camp of Missouri
Hall Tent, No.8
Harmony Tent, No.133
Imperial Tent No. 52
Ivanhoe Tent, No.88
Krayer Tent, No.52
Liberty Tent, No.57
Lillian Tent, No.120
Lincoln Tent, No.131
Mack’s Tent
Mc Kinley Tent, No.169
Melrose Tent, No.
Miller Tent, No.172
Missouri Tent, No.50
Mt. Olive Tent
Mt. St. Edward Tent, No.98
Mozart Tent, No.53
Oak Hill Tent, No.112
Premier Tent, No.34
Provident Tent No.127
Rapp Tent
St. Louis Camp
St. Louis Div. No.1, Uniform Rank
St. Louis Tent, No.26 OR 200
Suburban Tent, No.92
Summit Tent, No.111
Tent No. 175
Swatiska Tent, No.
Thomas Jefferson Tent
Tower Grove Tent, No.25
Union Tent, No.90
United Tent, No.73
Victory Tent, No.116
Vulcan Tent, No.
Wellston Tent
West End Tent, No.
World Missouri Tent, No.50
World’s Fair Tent, No.156 

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR, Grand Encampment of the United States (K. T.)

Organized in 18 16 as a fraternal service organization for Master Masons, with more than 3000,000 members in the 1990s.

Ascalon Commandery, No.16
Baldwin Commandery, No.50
De Tremelay, Bernard Commandery, No.49
Invanhoe Commandery, No.8
Missouri Association of Past Commander, K.T.
Mount Calvary Commandery, No.21 (Colored)
Onward Commandery, No.2 (Colored)
St. Aldemar Commandery, No.18
St. Louis Commandery No.1
Tancred Commandery No.25
Tuscan Commandery, No.12 (Colored)
Western Star Commandery, No.1 (Colored)

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Compiled by Keith Zimmer
Periodicals Department
St. Louis Public Library
January 2001
Revised July 2001

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