Liberty, Fraternity, and Unity
Welcome to the Wisconsin State Society,
United States Daughters of 1812.
Charter Granted 15 February 1901.
Founded in 1892, the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 is a volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving and increasing knowledge of the history of the American people by the preservation of documents and relics, marking of historic spots, recording of family histories and traditions, celebration of patriotic anniversaries, teaching and emphasizing the heroic deeds of the civil, military, and naval life of those who molded this Government between the close of the American Revolution and the close of the War of 1812, to urge Congress to compile and publish authentic records of men in civil, military, and naval service from 1784 to 1815 inclusive, and to maintain at National Headquarters In Washington D.C., a museum and library of memorabilia of the 1784-1815 period. The Wisconsin State Society is just as passionate about these purposes today, as we were in 1901.
Our Society Invitation
The State of Wisconsin Daughters have a proud history of service and dedication to the National Society, and we encourage you to learn more about our society. Please click on the links that are of most interest to you. If you are descended from a War of 1812 patriot we invite you to apply for membership.
We recognize our Honorary Wisconsin State Presidents
Peg Hart - 1999 -2003
Evelyn Farris - 2003 - 2006
Carol Orth - 2006 - 2009
Charlene Janeczko - 2009-2012
American Merchant Marine Library Association.....Charlene Janeczko-King
Budget & Finance………Janet Brophey
Correct Use of the Flag….Carol Orth
1812 Markers & Grave Locations.…Betty Henry
National Headquarters....Nancy Lesh
Public Relations…Julie Stuhlmacher
Star Spangled Banner Flag House & Old Fort Niagara…..Diana Schneider
Veterans Rehabilitation..….Janet Brophey
The Spirit of 1812 Award....Ruth Anderson
War of 1812 Era Newspapers…Mary Ann Harding
The “Spirit of 1812 Award was presented to Charlene Janeczko-King on March 31, 2012.
The Wisconsin Society continues to grow, gaining eight members in 2012.
In May 2012, Wisconsin members marked two graves at Oak Hill Cemetery, Brookfield, WI, honoring the service of Jeremiah Rose & Nathan Hatch.
In October Michael Jacobs, Associate Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County presented: The War of 1812 was important to the young USA. This was a very informative discussion comparing the events of 1812-15 with the Vietnam era. Members could identify with this on a personal level leading to better understanding of the nineteenth century events.
Wisconsin daughters and their families read, and they share their used books with the American Merchant Marine Library Association. In 2012, ten boxes of books, valued at nearly $4,000 were shipped to the AMMLA.
Wedding Dress Restoration on display at National Headquarters. The wedding dress and slippers of Elizabeth Pingrey were restored by the Wisconsin Society in 2011.
Silver service from the Wisconsin Society used annually at the Tea Party at National Headquarters.
These lovely and functional hankies are available for $15.00 each (USD 1812 hanky, or 1812-2012 bicentennial hanky) by contacting Ruth Anderson.
Thank you for visiting our website and showing an interest in the Wisconsin State Society United States Daughters of 1812
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