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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 Pepper Recktenwall
Treasurer Cindy Dyson
Registrar Luanne Bruckner
Historian Lorena Engvall-White
Librarian Kay Russell

Our Programs 2015-2016

September 19 Letters to Mattie by Blake Rowe
October 11 Grave Marker Dedication — Dorothy Carroll
October 17 Women Issues — Do You Have Any? by Luanne Bruckner, Vice President General and National Chairman of Women's Issues
November 14 Honoring Vietnam War Veterans of Thomson
December 6 Singing Christmas Carols
February 20 Honoring Vietman War Veterans from Lena, Winslow, and Pearl City
March 12 Watch Your Membership Garden Blossom by District II Director Sharon Bittner
April 9 Annual Recognition Day Luncheon
May 21 Honoring Vietnam War Veterans from Stockton, Warren, and Apple River

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
John Buskirk — VA, PA
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
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
Conrad Marchall — NJ
James McKean — PA
John Miller — PA
Johannes Plantz — NY
Henry Price — PA
Samuel Rogers — RI
Ithamer Smith — MA
Henry Strang — NY
William Taylor — MA
David Thompson — CT
Thomas Tilton — DE
Peter Trexler, Jr. — PA
Benjamin Walker — PA
John Woods — GA


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