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MASONIC BIOGRAPHIES
FAMOUS FREEMASONS
Otto Klotz
Otto Klotz
November 25, 1817 - 6 July 6, 1892
Born in Kiel, Holstein Germany, brewer and hotelier, Otto Klotz, immigrated to Preston, Ontario in 1837. Within a year, he was elected to the Board of School Trustees where he served as secretary-treasurer, almost without break, from 1839 to 1891. In 1845 Preston's school became Ontario's first "Free" school.
He also served as Chief Engineer of the Preston Fire Brigade in 1850, Justice of the Peace in 1856, and, among other offices, was the President and long time director of the Waterloo County Agricultural Society.
Highly regarded by Ontario freemasons, he was made an Honourary Past Grand Master in 1885. Excerpts from an article he wrote, published in The Canadian Craftsman on 15 March 1868, entitled "The History of Freemasonry" have been incorporated into the ritual of most lodges in Canada as The Ideal of a Freemason.
Worshipful Master: 1864-1865
Alma Lodge No. 72, Galt
Honourary member
Grand River Lodge No. 151, Berlin (Kitchener)
Honourary Past Grand Master 1885
Grand Lodge of Ontario

Source: city.cambridge.on.ca. Photo: 1886 Meg Dea Vail Collection. Also see The Address to the Brethren.

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