Henry S. Jenks Chapter   
National Society Daughters of the Union 1861-1865

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Henry S. Jenks 1837-1925 Co. D, 114th Reg't, NY Volunteer Infantry


The National Society Daughters of the Union 1861-1865 was founded by Carrie Crowell (Mrs. Frank) on October 9, 1912 in New York City, New York. The Society is a hereditary society formed to honor the soldiers and patriots who were dedicated to preserving the Union during the Civil War. Our society accepts both lineal and collateral lines of both men and women who served the Union cause.

Linda Haney (Mrs. Michael), Organizing Regent of Henry S. Jenks Chapter organized the chapter August 25, 2001. The chapter was chartered November 17, 2001 in Grand Rapids Michigan and celebrated it's 10th anniversary on October 22, 2011.


Lorraine Augerbright (Mrs. Earl Leroy) of Portage, MI

Pvt. Cyrus M. Dillon of Co. E 173rd OH Inf. The 173rd was organized at Gallipolis OH in Sept. 1864 and was attached to the Post and Defences of Nashville TN and the Dept. of the Cumberland. The unit was disbanded at Camp Dennison OH July 6, 1865. Lorraine was accepted into the National Society October 8, 2016. Welcome Lorraine!

"Lin" Linda Canton Hotchkiss Meeker (Mrs. David Lee) of Rapid City, MI (no photo available)
Pvt. Nathan T. Faurote; Co. C 73 Reg IN Inf. Vol. and served as the Regimental Blacksmith. Born 24 Sep 1827 in Ohio and left his earthly home in Niles, MI on 10 Apr 1918. Pvt. Faurote married the lovely Mary M. Smith.

Our chapter meets 4 times a year in the greater West Michigan area.

For information about our chapter and the requirements for membership, please contact:

     Registrar C. Darling

This Society acknowleges as its fundamental principles:

A. A firm belief and trust in Almighty God, extolling Him under whose beneficent guidance the sovereignty and integrity of the Union have been maintained, the honor of the Flag vindicated and the blessings of Civil Liberty secured, established and enlarged.

B. Allegiance to the United States of America based on paramount respect for and fidelity to its Constitution and laws, manifested by discountenancing whatever may tend to weaken loyalty, incite to insurrection, treason or rebellion, or impair in any manner the efficiency and permanency of our free institutions.


  • To honor the memory of the men and women who contributed towards the preservation of the Union during the Civil War, extending over the years 1861-1865
  • To foster a spirit of patriotism, loyalty and love of country
  • To uphold the honor of the Flag of the United States of America
  • To give financial aid to Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee
  • Our National motto is "Let Us Have Peace"
  • Our National song is "Battle Hymn of the Republic"
  • Our flower is the Tea Rose


     July 2017 Meeting

       Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 11:00 A.M.
       Place: Terry Wantz Historical Research Center; 30 Main St., Fremont
       Program: DVD "Demise of Flight 93" and recollections of S. Westgate's visit to Shanksville, PA presented by S. Westgate & D. Roeller
       Lunch (Bring a Sack Lunch)


          Emily C. VanDyke Memorial Endowed Scholarship


Emily's scholarship is now maintained by Alma College. If you would like to make a donation go to Alma College or phone them directly at 800-291-1312. Designate your donation to: Emily C. VanDyke Memorial Endowed Scholarship.    All gifts are tax deductible.

Scholarship Recipients

2011 & 2012 Ms. Elizabeth D. Liedel '15

2013 & 2014 Ashley Mrozinski '17

2015 Miss Kendal Neary '19

2016 Miss Brooklyn Dearing '20


Visit the National website National Society Daughters of the Union 1861-1865 to view images of past National Congresses.

2018 Annual Congress (May 19-20) at Orlando, FL hosted by the Brigadier General Truman Seymour Chapter. Watch for the reservation form in the January 2018 New Banner.

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