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Carroll JoDaviess Chapter

Mt. Carroll, Illinois

The DAR is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education.

The DAR gives members an opportunity for service in many areas. It is a way to join with others in trying to make America a better place to live. DAR offers an opportunity to meet people with similar interests, develop friendships, and to join others who cherish the priceless heritage enjoyed by all while promoting the ideals of patriotism and love of country.

We look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a part of this great organization. Our members are from a variety of backgrounds and occupations and range in age from young to “experienced,” with many different talents contributing to our volunteer efforts.

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Mt. Carroll

Carroll Chapter was organized on February 21, 1929, with a membership of 13 in the home of Organizing Regent Ileen Bullis Campbell. In 1931, a marker was dedicated at the grave of Daniel Christian, Revoluntionary War soldier buried at Oak Hill Cemetery. In 1932, Ileen Bullis Campbell presented Carroll Chapter with a gavel made of wood from the original George Washington estate at Wakefield, Virginia. Illen Bullis Campbell served as State Regent (1935-1937) for the Illinois State Organization and Treasurer General from 1941-1944. Luanne Frosch Bruckner served as State Regent for the Illinois State Organization from 2009-2011.

Apple River Canyon Chapter was organized on October 17, 1968, with Iva Jean Eickman as organizing chapter regent. The chapter was named for the well-known Illinois State Park in JoDaviess County, Apple River Canyon State Park. On February 4, 2012, the National Board of Management approved the merger of Carroll and Apple River Canyon Chapters with the name of Carroll JoDaviess Chapter.

Our Officers

Regent Gwen Smith
First Vice Regent Connie Foster
Second Vice Regent Linda Thayer
Chaplain June Kingery
Recording Secretary Sharon Broshous
Corresponding Secretary Barb Burger
Treasurer Cindy Dyson
Registrar Luanne Bruckner
Historian Lorena Engvall-White
Librarian Kay Russell

Our Programs 2018-2019

September 9 Bicentennial/Constitution Week
Learning About Lucy—Our Illinois State Flag
Alice Uphouse, Honorary Chapter Regent, Rockford Chapter
October 11 NSDAR National Day of Service
Pitter Patter Pantry
October 13 District II Day of Service
Illinois Veterans Home
Play Bingo with the Veterans
October 20 Human Trafficking
Dr. Arthur Donart representing the Franciscans
November 17 Bacone College
Sondra Strohecker and Luanne Bruckner
December 8 Singing Christmas Carols and the Charles Carroll CAR Society to participate
February 9 Annual Recognition Day Luncheon
March 2 Until You Spread Your Wings, You Have No Idea How Far You Can Fly
Gloria Flathom, State Regent
April 13 Dedication of DAR Grave Markers
May 18 Program will be given by Laura Youngblut
Presentation by Bryn Callahan about CAR

The names of our honored patriot ancestors are listed here with the state from which they served. Each Daughter of the Carroll JoDaviess Chapter, NSDAR has proven her lineage from one or more of these men of the American Revolution.

Seth Andrews — NY
Elijah Bailey — MA
Micah Balcom, Jr. — MA
Benjamin Barber — RI
Jehiel Benham — CT
Philip Jacob Benighoff — PA
Moses Bloomfield — NJ
Johannes N Boyer — PA
Edward Brockway — CT
Jonathan Carriel — MA
John Clore, Jr. — VA
Nicholas Coleman — PA
Nathaniel Crenshaw — VA
Leonard Divan — PA
Samuel Duff — VA
Samuel Duff, Sr. — NC
John Earnest — PA
John Flack — NC
Jonathan Fletcher — NH
Moses Gile — VT

Henry Graham — PA
Asahel Greene — NH
James Greenwood — MA
Daniel Greenwood, Sr. — MA
Benjamin Griswold — MA
John C. Happy — NY
Robert Hardesty — MD
Samuel Hawkins — VA
William Hazelrigg, Jr. — PA
Patrick Henry — VA
Peter Hitt — VA
David Holman — MA
Thomas Hoover — NC
Jonathan Hunt — MA
Artemas Johnson — CT
Samuel Joy — MA
David Kenyon — RI
William Kenyon — RI
Henry King — MA
Daniel Knouse, Sr. — NC

Abraham Knowlton — MA
George Lashells — NJ
James Litchfield — MA
Frances Linthicum — MD
Conrad Marshall — NJ
James McKean — PA
John Miller — PA
Johannes Plantz — NY
Henry Price — PA
Samuel Rogers — RI
Eli Shugart — PA
Ithamer Smith — MA
Henry Strang — NY
William Taylor — MA
Peter Trexler, Jr. — PA
John Van Buskirk — VA, PA
Benjamin Walker — PA
John Woods — GA

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