Instituted June 7, 1853
Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 6:30pm
Meeting Location: 10 W Dodge St, Sonora, CA 95370
Mailing Address: 10 W Dodge St, Sonora, CA 95370
Instituted November 4, 1853
Meets 3rd Tuesday 7:30
Meeting Location: 225 1/2 Broad St, Nevada City, CA
Mailing Address: PO Box 428, Nevada City, CA 95959
History of the Location
Oustomah Odd Fellows Lodge # 16 was instituted in Nevada City, 1853 by M.W.G.M. Samual Hale Parker, The First year of the Institution of the Grand Lodge of California.
The Lodge was instituted in a Log Cabin with several members of Grass Valley Lodge #12 as their first members.
In 1856 the Lodge was meeting in the Hamlet Daivs Bldg. when it was destroyed by fire. The Lodge lost all it’s records and personal belongins, so the call went out to all local Lodges and they came through to assist these Brothers in building their new hall but this one too burned in 1863. Their next hall, dedicated on April 27, 1863 also burned that same year. For several years following, the Brothers met in the building of the Masonic Lodge until they built the new IOOF Temple that they still use today. This hall was dedicated on 4/25/1873. A fine 2 story Brick bldg. costing the Lodge $20,000.
Instituted July 10, 1945
Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday 7:00pm
Meeting Location: 2329 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA
Mailing Address: PO Box 2183, Alameda, CA 95401
In 1945 Porter Lodge #272 and Oakland Lodge #118 consolidated and was issued by the Grand Lodge of California the number 3. Oakland Lodge met in the Odd Fellows Hall located at the corner of 11th St. and Franklin Street.
This lodge lost most of their records to the fire in May of 1946. It is not certain but they may have lost the records of the Oakland Lodge #118 & Porter Lodge #272.