United States Daughters of 1812
Located in Grand Rapids, MI
Our Motto: "Liberty, Fraternity and Unity
PURPOSE OF THE UNITED STATES DAUGHTERS OF 1812
The purposes of this society shall be to promote patriotism, to preserve and increase knowledge of the history of the American people by the preservation of documents and relics, the marking of historic spots, the recording of family histories and traditions, the 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, to maintain at National Headquarters a museum and library of memorabilia of the 1784-1815 period and to assist in the care and maintenance of our "Real Granddaughters" in every way that will add to their comfort and happiness.
It is our goal to preserve their history forever.
Our chapter was founded by Organizing President Mrs. Robert (Ann) Preston Koeze in 1996. We have members from all across West Michigan from Traverse City south to Saugatuck. We are proud that one of our chapter members Mrs. Margaret Doud (Peggy) Christie of Traverse City served as President National of the Society 2003-2006.
Our chapter meets three to four times a year in the Greater Grand Rapids Area.
OUR CHAPTER NAMESAKE
Stephen Preston was born in Bedford Co., Virginia. He is listed in the Bedford County Order Books as an ensign in the Bedford Co Militia during the War of 1812. He married Frances Turner on 1 Feb 1831 and subsequently had nine children. Their family home was built on a little knoll near Glade Hill, VA and is still standing today.
Stephen was 6 ft. 1" tall and had blue eyes and curly sandy colored hair. He was a merchant and a farmer during his lifetime.
President - Helene Werner
Registrar - Judy Hull
National Ancestor Database (search to see if your ancestor is listed)
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11, 2017Place: Russ' Restaurant - 3531 Alpine Ave NW, Grand Rapids (phone: 616-784-2230)
Time: 11:00 am
Bring: Agenda and Minutes
Agenda: October 11, 2017 Agenda
MEETING PHOTOS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2017
May 2017 JROTC
Stephen Preston Chapter awarded three JROTC awards Grand Rapids High School recipients. Chapter Chairman M. Buurma represented our chapter and presented the awards and certificates.
JROTC Recipients: Congratulations to Draven Larrick, Esmeralda Florres and Kayla Cooperwood.
May 2016 JROTC
Stephen Preston Chapter awarded two JROTC awards at Ottawa High School. Chapter Chairman M. Buurma represented our chapter and presented the awards and certificates.
JROTC Recipients: Congratulations to Paola Diaz and Dazsha Crews.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Future Events to be posted here
Saturday, 17-Jun-2017 09:13:17 MDT
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