||The Glenwood Chapter Daughters
of the American Revolution was
organized March 14, 1913.
officers were: Miss Emma
Kellogg, Regent; Janet Record
Pike, Vice Regent; Bess French,
Secretary; Laura Plimpton,
Treasurer; Lila H. Woodruff,
Historian; and Nelle S. Bogart,
Registrar. The chapter received
their charter September 22,
years the Glenwood Chapter has
built a strong community
outreach with the annual
American History Essay contest
and recognition of the DAR Good
Citizens. The Good Citizen award
winners are chosen on the basis
of leadership, dependability,
service and patriotism.
Four schools in the area
participate in the contest.
currently have one member
serving the Iowa Society DAR.
Pat Curtis is State Constitution
||The Glenwood Chapter
has dedicated two historical
markers. The first marker was
erected in the spring of 1952
honoring and commemorating the
early trails across Mills County
which included the U.S. Dragoons,
Mormons, and stagecoach trails.
Edwin Carter graciously donated a
plot of land on Highway 275 east
of Glenwood. The marker was placed
on a granite stone which is a
native stone from St. Mary's
Township. In 2002, the marker was
moved to Glenwood Lake Park and
rededicated in its new location.
Early Trails Marker
The second marker was placed at the
Pioneer Log Cabin, which was the home of
Jacob and Valeria Wortman in 1856. The
cabin is located near the library in
Pioneer Log Cabin Marker
When Jacob and Valeria Elliott Wortman
and family came to Mills County in 1856,
they settled on a claim of about 400
acres that they had bought in the South
Grove neighborhood of Deer Creek
Township. The family built a small cabin
out of walnut logs which was about 17 by
18 feet in size. It had a loft to
provide additional sleeping space since
six of their eleven children, ages 5 to
12, were with them. It had a
This cabin, including most of the
original logs, was given to Allen
Wortman by Sherman Wortman in 1936, who
then owned the family farm. It was
restored and relocated to Paddock Park
"Hattie" Hanks Utterback Anthony was
born December 10, 1788 to
Abner and Mary Dale Hanks in
Culpepper County Virginia.
Abner Hanks, like his father John, was a
Revolutionary War Soldier. He enlisted
in the Revolutionary Army in April 1780.
He was a Private who served three months
in Captain George Harrison's Virginia
company and three months in Captain
George Sissons Virginia company. Hattie married Benjamin
Utterback November 28, 1808 in
Woodford Co., Kentucky. They had 12
children. Benjamin died in
1848 and in 1856 Hattie married
Nicholas Anthony. They had no
children. Hattie died May 5, 1863.
She is buried at the Waubonsie
Cemetery in Mills County,
Iowa. A DAR marker was placed
at her grave site in 2005 by the
David City Chapter, from David City,
Nebraska, with the help of the
Miss Emma Leora Kellogg was born March
23, 1834 to Rev. Edward
Kellogg and Betsey W. Eastman.
She was a schoolteacher for the
Glenwood school in the late 1800's.
Emma applied for membership February 11,
1913, and was the Glenwood
Chapter's Organizing Regent when the
chapter was organized on March 14, 1913.
Ezekiel Kellogg of New Salem, Mass. He held a commission in
the Massachusetts Militia 20 years,
being Major nine years. He was a
Revolutionary soldier and
pensioner. On his application
for pension he says that he removed
from New Salem, Mass to Bath, NH, 1808
thence to Lyman and in 1815 to
Littleton. On receipt of the
intelligence of the conflict at
Lexington, the Company of Minutemen to
which he belonged was ordered to
Boston, where he remained until the
eight months enlistments were
organized when he returned home.
August 1776 he was one of the eight
men sent from his native town to
Boston to assist in building and
repairing forts, batteries etc, around
the harbor, particularly on Castle
Island where the fortifications had
been destroyed when the British
evacuated the city, March 17th.
July 1777, when Burgoyne advanced from
Canada, Gen. Schuyler appealed to his
own State and New England for
re-enforcements. About forty men
enlisted under Capt. Ebenezer Goodrich
to join the Northern Army of which
company he was orderly sergeant.
After reaching the field of operations
they were employed in scouting around
Forts Ann and Miller and the
surrounding Country. They were
in the action of Oct 7, 1777, after
which the regiment was ordered to take
possession of Fort Edward in order to
cast off the retreat of Burgoyne, in
which movement they had quite an
engagement with a body of Indians and
Canadians. After the surrender
of Burgoyne he returned home.
Justice of the Peace twenty-one years
in New Salem and represented that town
in the Legislature seven years.
Sources: “The Kelloggs in the
Old World, and the New” by Timothy
Member of the New England Historical
Soldiers and Sailors in the Rev.
Vol IX, page 59