Elbridge Gerry Chapter

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Sterling, Colorado

The mission of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism

Eligibility for Membership: Any woman age 18 or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible.  Click here for more information about eligibility. 

We welcome you to contact our chapter and join us for a meeting.  Our chapter meets at 10:00 am, the second Saturday of each month September through May.

  Please contact us for meeting locations.


Chapter Calendar

September 14th, 2013
Program: Constitution Week- Loretta Maxwell

October 12th, 2013
Special guest-Chapter liaison Deborah Keeton
Program: Columbus Day- Linda Griess

November 9th, 2013
Joint meeting with Fort Morgan Chapter in Sterling
Program: State Regent, Marcy Kimminau

December 7th, 2013
Program: State Speaker, TBA

January 11th 2014
Plan Essay Reception
Program: Patriot stories- Tina Kurtzer & Linda Griess

February 8th, 2014
Reception for Good Citizens and American History essay winners

March 8th, 2014
Haxtun Library
Program: Tour library

April 12th, 2014
Julesburg Museum
Program: Tour museum

May 17th, 2014
Overland Trail Museum, Sterling, CO
Program: Tour museum

Unless otherwise noted meeting time is 10:00 a.m.
and place of meeting is the Sterling Public Library meeting room

We also participate in several annual projects as organized by our state and national societies.
     We generally have our business meeting and program, and then go to lunch together.

Chapter Officers

Loretta Maxwell, Regent

Patty Ament, Vice Regent

Tina Kurtzer, Chaplain
Floy Christopher, Recording and Corresponding Secretary

Linda Griess, Treasurer
Rhoda Renzelman, Registrar

Tina Kurtzer, Historian


Chapter History

Elbridge Gerry Chapter, NSDAR was organized December 20, 1920. Elbridge Gerry is the name of two men. The first Elbridge Gerry was the famous American Patriot and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, Governor of Massachusetts, Ambassador to France, who died as Vice President of the United States. The Elbridge Gerry of Colorado was of lineal descent to him and became known as the "Paul Revere of Colorado" when on August 19, 1864, two Cheyenne Indians came to his ranch to warn him of an impending raid on settlements and ranches by 1,000 Indians. Gerry rode his horse 65 miles to Denver with the news. Messengers were promptly dispatched to the threatened localities and thus prevented harm to the settlers and ranchers.


National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Colorado State Society NSDAR

Membership Interest Form

We would be happy to help any prospective member gather genealogical evidence of her eligibility. 

For more information, please email our Chapter Regent.

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Last updated: September 8, 2013