Dr. Abraham C. Treichler, was one of the community’s highly respected physicians and a member of Columbia Lodge, No. 286. Bro. Treichler had also been instrumental in the Grand Lodge’s selection of Elizabethtown for the location of the Masonic Homes, and was the first physician to minister to the needs of the guests when the Homes were formally opened in June 1910. Unfortunately, Dr. Treichler departed this life on February 27, 1915, and did not live to see the warranting of the Lodge, which today bears his name.
Dr. Treichler is buried in the Mt. Tunnel cemetery in Elizabethtown. Several artifacts of Dr. Treichler’s are in possession of the Lodge, including book cases from his physicians office.