John Butler Chapter,
National Society Daughters of the Union, 1861-1865
Who are we?
John Butler Chapter was chartered on 19 October 1996 in Burr Ridge, IL by Organizing Regent, Josefa Lee Hammond.
Since that time, we have grown to almost 90 members.
We meet four times per year in the Chicago suburbs.
What do we do?
We support the objectives of the National Society:
1. To honor the memory of the men and women who contributed toward the preservation of the Union during the Civil War, extending over the years 1861-1865.
2. To foster a spirit of patriotism, loyalty, and love of country.
3. To uphold the honor of the Flag of the United States of America.
4. To give financial aid to Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN.

click here for pictures of our wreath-layings, click here for pictures of other events
How do I join?
Membership is open to any woman eighteen years of age or over provided she is a direct lineal or collateral descendant of a man or woman who rendered military or civil service to the Union during the years 1861-1865. 
Contact us if you'd like to join.

Who are our Officers?
Regent -                      Jenny Warner
Vice-Regent -              Rhea Hunter
Chaplain -                    Joan Murray
Recording Secretary - LInda McCarty
Corresponding Secretary - Lisa Rottenberg
Treasurer -                  Jan Price
Registrar -                   Sunny Hayes
Historian -                    Gayle Coan
Directors -                    Jennifer Mills, Mary Helfrich, 
                                    Teri-Ellen Rogers, Diane Dolan
Do you want to know more?
Visit the National Society website at

and is maintained by Webmistress Kimberly Nagy, MD
This page was last updated: August 7, 2020
This site is dedicated in memory of our own Ellen Gilbert Stortz, Honorary President General of our National Society.  
When do we meet?
Click here to read about upcoming events.