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Newberg, Oregon

The name Champoeg was chosen for our Chapter to commemorate the district where settlers voted to establish Civil Government in the Oregon Country in 1843. Over 150 years ago the Champoeg district was home to early settlers, farmers and traders. During the first part of the 1800s it was the center of commerce and trade in the Willamette Valley. It's thought that the name Champoeg comes from the Indian village "Champooick" which was located on the east bank of the Willamette River.

At Champoeg on May 2, 1843, a majority of votes favored organization of a provisional government for Willamette Valley residents. This was the first American government on the Pacific Coast. A 620-acre State Park now encompasses the original Champoeg district. The Oregon State Society DAR owns and operates two museums in the area – Robert Newell House and Pioneer Mothers Cabin.
Champoeg Chapter celebrated its 10th Anniversary in 2011. Forty-eight members actively pursue the DAR objectives of Historic Preservation, Promotion of Education, and Patriotic Endeavor. Members also give their time and talents to support DAR Schools and the Oregon State Society's Museums.

Daughters Lynnette Roberts, Lois Streimer and Regent Karen Garst at the
Sherwood Veterans Day Ceremony 2013
DAR Members at Sherwood Veterans Day Function
Volunteer Ron Taylor from PT 658 joins ladies at the table to help raise
funds to "Save The PT Boat".
Ron Taylor with Save the PT 658 boat
Champoeg members honor 94 year old Ret. Chief Warrant Officer John McGuigan
  for his 31 years of Naval service.  Mr. McGuigan saw every major naval
campaign in the South Pacific during WWII on board the USS North Carolina

Honoring John McGuigan
Champoeg Chapter Honoring our Veterans in April 2012
Honoring our Veterans
Serving in the Community Serving in the Community

We invite interested women to visit our meetings. Please contact the Chapter Regent to let us know you're coming.


We will look up your ancestor in the latest DAR Patriot Index. It lists names of Revolutionary War Patriots that DAR members have used as a basis for membership. It is not a complete list of patriots, but is very extensive.

Submit your inquiry by e-mail, for either of these lookups, to
Lois Streimer, our registrar. Please provide as much information about your ancestor as possible... name, date of birth and death, and spouse's name. Please use "Patriot Lookup" in the subject line of your email.

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Website last modified:  December 13, 2013