William Feltman was a son of John Feltman, who kept tavern at 35 West King street, according to present numbering, now occupied as Hotel St. George.
He entered the service as ensign in the 10th Pennsylvania Regiment, and was commissioned Lieutenant on November 2, 1777. He also acted as paymaster of this regiment. On January 17, 1791, he was transferred to the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment. His Regiment marched from Lancaster to Yorktown, and was present at the surrender of Lord Cornwallis.
He was one of the founders of the Lodge, and at its first meeting was selected as Secretary, performing the duties of this responsible position until October, 1792. In December. 1795, he was again elected Secretary, and served until June, 1796, after which he withdrew from the Lodge.
1. History of Lodge No. 43, F. & A. M. of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, page 332.
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