Daughters of the American
Revolution hosting annual kick-off event Wednesday, September 13th
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[September 11, 2017]
off meeting for Abraham Lincoln Chapter Daughters of the American
Revolution will begin at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the
Chestnut Family Restaurant. Following the luncheon members will
travel to Gailís Pumpkin Patch.
A photo opportunity at the Chestnut Geological Center marker is also
planned. Members will carpool to Chestnut at 11 a.m. from the First
Presbyterian Church parking lot in Lincoln.
Abraham Lincoln Chapter was founded in 1896 and continues to pursue
its objectives of promoting historical, educational, and patriotic
Community service projects include the annual presentation of Good
Citizen Awards to seniors at Hartsburg-Emden, Illini Central,
Lincoln Community, and Mount Pulaski High Schools.
Excellence in American History Awards are given to junior high
students at Carroll, Chester-East Lincoln, Hartsburg-Emden, Illini
Central, Lincoln Junior High, Mount Pulaski, New Holland-Middletown,
West Lincoln-Broadwell, and Zion Lutheran Schools.
This past summer chapter members joined with the Veterans of Foreign
Wars to conduct a flag disposal ceremony.
The chapter also recognizes area residents for their
It was the DAR which founded the first Logan County Historical
Society in 1897. Over the years the chapter has dedicated historic
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A marker on the lawn of the First Logan County Courthouse was
placed in memory of Abraham Lincoln. Another marker paying tribute to Lincoln
was located on the present courthouse lawn. A bronze plaque in memory and honor
of six Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Logan County was erected at the
courthouse in 1976.
In addition the DAR marked the Union Cemetery grave of Virginia
Josephine Davis Wodetzki, a life member of the chapter and a real daughter. She
was the daughter of Revolutionary Soldier Sgt. Samuel Davis. A Lincoln Memorial
boulder was also placed at Postville Courthouse.
The Chapter was also instrumental in the placing of markers designating the
Eighth Judicial Circuit traveled by Abraham Lincoln.
It has donated historical and genealogical research materials to the Lincoln
Public Library and the Genealogical & Historical Society.
Those interested in membership in Abraham Lincoln Chapter may contact Marge Aper
Applicants must be lineal descendants of a patriot who served in the American
[Diane Osborn, DAR]