United States Daughters of 1812
"Liberty, Fraternity and Unity"
to the Illinois Society United States Daughters of 1812.
Our national society was organized on January 8, 1892 on the
anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans. Our goals are:
- to promote
- to preserve
and increase knowledge of the history of the American people by
preserving documents and treasures;
mark historic locations;
record family histories and traditions;
celebrate patriotic anniversaries;
to remind citizens of the heroic deeds of those who moulded our
government between the close of the American Revolution and the close
of the War of 1812.
is an exciting time to become a member of our society as we have just
finished commemorating the bicentennial
War of 1812 and interest in our organization is high. Look for us
around the state of Illinois as we
the graves of patriots, and participate in other historic events.
A brochure with additional information about our national
is available here
If you believe in the goals of our
society, perhaps you would like to join us. In order to
member, you must be able to prove lineal descent
ancestor who rendered military, naval or civil service between the
close of the American Revolutionary War in 1783 and the close of the
War of 1812 in 1815. Military service may be in any one of sixteen
recognized engagements between those dates. You can download
membership worksheet here.
Left - Dale Phillips, Superintendent of the Lincoln Home National
Historic Site, gave an excellent program on the Battle of New Orleans
at the state council meeting on March 28, 2015 in Springfield, IL.
Right - newly installed state officers:: (left to right) Susan Dove,
Chaplain; Kathy Zimmerman, Secretary; Rose Wilson, Curator; Kathleen
Haas, Historian/Librarian; Teri-Ellen Rogers, Treasurer; Mary
Barringer, Vice President; and Dr. Kimberly Nagy, President. Not
present was Joy Upton, Registrar.
State President Lola DeGroff with President National Ginger Apyer
during the National Society of the War f 1812 Triennial meeting in
Baltimore, MD in September 2014. The President National dedicated the
cannon which was purchased by the USD1812 for Fort McHenry.
March 29, 2014 state meeting in Springfield, IL.
(L) State President Lola DeGroff thanks author Eddie Price for
presenting a wonderful program about the soldiers of Kentucky during
the War of 1812. Price is the prize winning author of Widder's Landing.
Worthen, president of the Kaskaskia Chapter, presents a Spirit of 1812
award to Jim DeGroff.
Kinzie Chapter President Kim Nagy, State Historian Kathleen Haas, and
State President Lola DeGroff presented a program at the First Annual
Illinois Heritage Weekend in East Peoria, Illinois on September 28,
to Charles B. Schweizer who received the Spirit of 1812 award during
the state council held in Bloomington, Illinois on March 2, 2013. He
was nominated by the Kaskaskia Chapter. Behind him is State President
Lola DeGroff and his daughter and son-in-law.
Dolley Madison (aka Barbara Kay)
President Kathy Haas spoke at the Battle of Fort Dearborn
Commemoration Day at the Chicago History Museum on August 11, 2012
historical marker was dedicated at the grave of Ninian Edwards on June
23, 2012, at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois.
Congratulations to the Sangamon River Chapter who worked hard to
make the ceremony a success.
the state meeting in Springfield on March 10, 2011, State President
Carole Wylder presented the Spirit of 1812 Award to William (Bill)
Wilson. Mr. Wilson is an avid scholar of the War of 1812 era.
He was the catalyst in the reconstruction of Hill's Fort in
Greenville. He has authored books on Illinois forts and is a
sought-after speaker about events of that era. Wilson serves as
Chairman of the Illinois War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, president
of the Hill's Fort Society. He is a member of the Illinois
Society of the War of 1812.
At an event held
at historic Pere Marquette in Grafton, Illinois on July 24, 2011,
Carole Clements Wylder,
State President, tells those attending about the goals of the USD1812
Carole Clements Wylder, State President,
Nona Thompson Quinn, President National
& Jim DeGroff, State Vice President Illinois Society of 1812 at the
State Council in
Decatur, March 5, 2011
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