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
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.
Wisconsin Daughters of 1812 invite you to assist in locating War of 1812 Veterans buried in Wisconsin. This State President’s Project is intended to be a published collection of three-generation veteran’s biographies. Citations will include submitter’s contact information.
The information needed includes, but is not limited to:
- Veteran’s name
- Service in War 1812
- Vital Statistics: birth, death, marriage(s)
- Parents’ names if known
- Children’s names/spouse’s names
- Location of the veteran’s grave including GPS coordinates
- Please cite all sources
Send your submissions to
Ruth Anderson, State President
Wisconsin Daughters of 1812
10003 W State Road 59
Evansville WI 53536-8950
Electronic submissions are preferred. High-resolution photos are welcome.
Use the format on the next page as a guide for your submission(s).
Hugunin, Richard Capt. Collin’s Co. NY Militia
Old Johnstown Cemetery, Rock Co, WI GPS:
Dirick ‘Richard’ HUGUNIN, son of David Huguanir (1758-1834) & Baata Huyck (1759-1800), was born 13 Nov 1793 at Kinderhook, Columbia, NY [source]. He died at Johnstown, Rock, WI on 15 Dec 1863 [RCP 1746]. He married at Fonda, Montgomery Co, NY, on 9 Feb 1815 Jannetje Van Epps [Fonda CR]. She was born in New York on 30 Jul 1794 [Fonda CR] and died at Johnstown, on 19 Dec 1878 [Wis VR, Obit: JG 30 Dec1878].
In 1809, the first Troop of Horse was formed in Lewis County under Capt. Levi Collins. [Hough] It could have been with this cavalry that Richard Hugunin served from his enlistment on Sept. 7, 1814 through his discharge on Nov. 5, 1814. For his service he was awarded Bounty Lands #27532 – 160 – 55. [War of 1812 Pension File Index]. Jane received a widow’s pension for her husband's service in the War of 1812. In 1872 she hoped for an increase by a couple dollars so that she could get a flannel dress for her winter clothing. Her death certificate states that she died of "old age" at 84 years 5 months. [Find A Grave Memorial #9380362]
Children: All born at Fonda, Montgomery County, New York.
- Mary Ann Hugunin, Bapt. 2 Jan 1816 [FCR]; d. 28 Apr 1894, Green Co, WI), m at Fonda, NY, Abraham COYNE [child bp 1838-FCR]
- David Richard HUGUNIN, Bapt. 5 Oct 1817 [FCR]); m. 1845, Sarah Elizabeth Fuller
- Emeline/Evelin Hugunin, Bapt. 13 Jun 1821 [FCR]
- Sarah Hugunin, Bapt. 5 Nov 1823 [FCR]; m. -?- STEVENS
- Jane Eleanor Hugunin, Bapt. 28 May 1826 [FCR; d. 17 Feb 1900)
- John Van Eps HUGUENIN, Bapt. 17/19 Jun 1829 at Fultonville, Montgomery, NY [FCR]; d. 25 Jan 1862 at Madison, Dane, WI; m. Martha ‘Caroline’ Nye [RC MI]
- Van Eps Huguenin, Bapt. 18 Nov 1832 [FCR]; d. 21 Sep 1905; m. Sarah Amanda Gibson in 1865
- Louise M. Hugunin, Bapt. 29 Apr1835 [FCR]; d. Jul 1910; m. -?- HASKINS
- Harrieta Elizabeth Hugunin, Bapt. 6 Oct 1837 [FCR]; d. 16 Apr 1920 at Pomona, Los Angeles, CA; m. Wesley S. POTTER of Brodhead, Green, WI [RC MI].
- RCP 1746: Rock Co, Wisconsin Probate file available at Rock County Historical Society Archives, PO Box 8096, Janesville, WI 53547-8096.
- FCR: ancestry.com. Records of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Caughnawaga : now the Reformed Church of Fonda, in the village of Fonda, Mon [database on-line]. Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: Records of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Caughnawaga : now the Reformed Church of Fonda, in the village of Fonda, Montgomery County, N.Y.. New York,: unknown, 1917.
- RC MI: Index to Rock County Wisconsin Marriages 1841-1907
- WI VR: Pre 1907 Wisconsin Vital Records microfilm available at Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State St, Madison, WI.
- Hough: The Militia of Lewis County, NY, From History of Lewis County, New York and its people by Franklin B. Hough. 1883.
- JG: Janesville Gazette
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 Charlene Janeczko-King.
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