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A Tribute To A Patriot Colonial Dame And Constitutionalist

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I would like to say a few words in honor of a quiet but strong supporter of the Constitution who has passed from us last week. Her name is Henrietta Jaeger. I hope all Oath Keepers shall long remember her name.

Henrietta Jaeger was the mother of James Jaeger, who is a very strong supporter of the Oath Keepers message and mission. I know that many here are aware that James Jaeger has a history of supporting Oath Keepers by involving Oath Keepers in the production and distribution of his Constitutional documentary films.

It was in July of 2010 that James invited Oath Keepers to present the premiere of his newest documentary film, Cultural Marxism. We did that premiere at the Emerson Cultural Center in Bozeman, Montana. Since then James Jaeger  has happily invited Oath Keepers to help produce Molon Labe, a film about the Second Amendment, and Midnight Ride, a film about martial law and the Constitution’s view on the four types of martial law. James Jaeger is inspired to make such films by the writings of G. Edward Griffin (author of The Creature From Jekyll Island: A Second Look At The Federal Reserve“) and Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr., author of “Constitutional Homeland Security“, “The Sword and Sovereignty“, “By Tyranny Out Of Necessity: The Bastardy of Martial Law“, and “Three Rights“, among others.

It is apparent to me that James Jaeger drew much from the upbringing of his mother, Henrietta Jaeger, for his interest in the Constitution reflects her own passion for the document.  James is a man who believes in his work, and I’m a man who believes that James’ work is very important to the American people.

Henrietta Jaeger, in fact, has helped James do a number of films on the Constitution — for one reason. Henrietta believed fervently in the Constitution and was proud that her son cared as deeply as did she. It has been with her help that James’ series on Constitution-related themes has been completed. Back in February of 2013 I wrote a letter of thanks to Henrietta Jaeger, in which I stated my personal appreciation for her contribution to James’ work —

I want you to know that as an aging old war veteran, I am deeply indebted to your generous support of James’ work. In a world gone mad, James’ work is extremely important for those struggling souls who seek knowledge of what has happened to our country and indeed our entire world. There is a spiritual as well as physical value in James’ mission to mark for all time the precious truth of this nation’s founding, its traditional culture, and its spiritual heritage. Rare indeed is a man like James. Even rarer is the gift of knowledge and vision which James has built for his and your legacy. I salute you for your patriotic and spiritual motive in supporting his work.

I mention the foregoing to bring light to just that one side of Henrietta Jaeger’s patriotism. But she was much more active than just helping James finance his productions. As James was thoughtful to send me Henrietta’s obituary, I would like to share and invite all readers here to note the many ways in which Henrietta was active in societal, cultural, and patriotic endeavors by reading this obituary for her.

Obituary of
HENRIETTA JAEGER

Henrietta Jaeger
Henrietta Jaeger

Henrietta Starr Malloy Jaeger passed away peacefully at 90 years old on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at her home in Devon, Pennsylvania.

Born on December 18, 1925 in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gilmore Malloy, Henrietta grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from Friends Select School.

She later attended the University of Pennsylvania and majored in architecture and interior design. She received her B.F.A. Later, joining Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, Henrietta served on its Board of Directors while writing commentary for their annual fashion show from time to time.

In 1949, Henrietta married Eugene Adam Jaeger, a recent medical school graduate from Jefferson Medical College who later became a well-known psychiatrist and neurologist. After relocating to the grounds of the Norristown State Hospital, Henrietta Jaeger became president of the Norristown State Hospital Women’s Auxiliary.
Moving to Devon, Pennsylvania in 1959, Henrietta was a dedicated volunteer at The Devon Horse Show every year. In addition to her love of horses and activities in many other charities, she was on the Thomas Jefferson Hospital’s Women’s Board; The Valley Forge Historical Society’s Women’s Committee; and went “bassetting” with the Sky Castle French Hounds.

In later years, Henrietta became a founding member of the Women’s Committee for Big Brothers of America; The Emerald Ball for Inglis House; the Tri-City Swim Meet; the Franklin Institute’s women’s committee and The Historic Yellow Springs Committee.

A champion of the Arts, Henrietta was a member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Players Club, the Main Line Playhouse and Plays and Players, where she also did a bit of acting. In 1958 she won the Norman Townson Award for her oil painting, The Fishes and between 1975 and 1995 she wrote three plays that were produced to good reviews in the Philadelphia and Main Line area.

Between 2007 and 2015, Henrietta executive-produced seven feature-length documentaries on the U.S. Constitution, among which were FIAT EMPIRE and ORIGINAL INTENT featuring Rep. Ron Paul, Pat Buchanan and Edwin Vieira (brother of Meredith Viera) and many others. FIAT EMPIRE went on to win the Telly-Award.

In 1972 Henrietta founded the popular Main Line Antiques Club and later was a co-founding member of The Main Line Antiques Show. She was also co-chair of The Philadelphia Flag Day Association and a senior member of The Union League of Philadelphia (founded by Abraham Lincoln) and a long-time member of The Orpheus Club of Philadelphia. A member of The Daughters of the American Revolution, Henrietta served for many years on the “Lineage Committee” of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America. At 88, she became president of the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century.

Henrietta’s interest in the Judeo-Christian heritage of our nation may stem from her Quaker-ancestors who arrived in Philadelphia around 1683 and served the new government in four Continental Assemblies (George Wood in the first Assembly of 1683; John Bethel in the 1706 Assembly; Moses Starr in the 1750 Assembly and Francis Parvin in the 1755 Assembly).

In 2011, at age 85 no less, Henrietta wrote a book entitled Five Strolled Into Madness which was published by Publish America. The book chronicles her family life in the Greater Philadelphia area and describes what it was like to live on the grounds of the Norristown State Mental Hospital while her husband did his residency.

Henrietta is survived by three children, James Rudolph Jaeger II, Lorraine Jaeger Sterling, Eugene Adam Jaeger, Jr. and five grandchildren, Whitney Sterling Michaels, Kiel Matthew Sterling, Bryn Leigh Sterling, Warren Barto Jaeger, Pierce Adam Jaeger and one great-grandaughter, Katherine Starr Michaels.

A memorial service will be held at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Wayne, PA on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 1PM. The family will be greeting friends and relatives in St. David’s Episcopal Chapel after the service. A private family burial will follow the memorial service at a later time.

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This world shall miss Henrietta Jaeger, but her example shall be a light for the paths of we the living. May each of us carry as much responsibility for traditional American values and cultural mores as did this dedicated Patriot, and remember her fondly as a great American who understood, and truly cared.

James, we lament your loss. Oath Keepers is proud to have worked with you and your mother.  We’re with you, Bro, and we join you in missing your mother.

Salute!

Elias Alias, editor

 

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Elias Alias

Editor in Chief for Oath Keepers; Unemployed poet; Lover of Nature and Nature's beauty. Slave to all cats. Reading interests include study of hidden history, classical literature. Concerned Constitutional American. Honorably discharged USMC Viet Nam Veteran. Founder, TheMentalMilitia.Net

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24 comments

  1. Thank you Elias Alias for bringing this to our attention. And thank you James for all that you have done. Those of us who have been blessed with having a good mother know the profound effect that has on a life.
    Henrietta is alive and well somewhere!!! And she lives here and now on this earth through all of us who have been touched directly and indirectly through her Righteous actions.
    I can understand ‘mourning for our loss’, but I prefer to give thanks for this woman who we have been blessed to know by her actions. America is and has always been defined by qualities that were lived and expressed through the life of this woman.
    Let us all ‘pay our respects’ by living our lives as Righteously as she did.
    With much gratitude,
    Robert D. Gubisch

  2. RIP Henrietta Jaeger, Thank you for your contributions to the preservation of our Constitution and great country.

  3. Such a beautiful tribute to an amazing woman! This is also proof that you don’t have to be an athletically fit young male to fight tyranny. She did it anyway, and so can we. What an inspiration she is now and always will be!

  4. My prayers for all the family and friends that they may be consoled in this time; and may the Heavens shine a bit brighter for the presence of this special lady. God be with you all.

  5. I notice that this wonderful lady attended colleges that at the time were more conservative than liberal. I also have to thank her parents for the way she was brought up. It seems this was passed on to her child James. My Mother was born in 1920 and was educated in schools that are now quite liberal here in New England. I am so glad she passed on to us her conservative ideas. Behind every good man-woman is a great parent. Thankyou,dear lady, for enriching all of our lives. May the good Lord continue to bless all of your descendants. Miss Henrietta, may you now rest in the arms of our Lord, Jesus the Christ, Amen!

  6. James your mother’s life was a resume of a life well lived. She has left quite a legacy. It would’ve been wonderful to know such a wonderful person like your mom. God bless you and yours and may God keep your mom forever in his loving arms until you meet again. My condolences to you and your family

    1. My thoughts and feelings are congruent with so many of the comments here, especially those expressed by Gatorboy. Reading the obituary and these comments struck a deep chord within me and moved me to tears. I know not how someone I’ve never known could have such a profound impact on my life and spirit. I will read more about her and her writings; her legacy. God bless and keep her and all her descendants.

  7. I never knew of Henrietta Jaeger till I read this article however I’m a strong believer in leadership by example and if this country is ever to survive, hers will be an example amoungst many that will lead us to a more honest and better country. RIP Henrietta Jaeger

  8. One look at the picture of Henrietta draws one into remorse on her passing; and regret to not have met such a women of character and distinction. May you rest in eternal peace Henrietta. My condolences to your family, and that they find solace in your example to humanity, and love that you undoubtedly imparted to all around you.

  9. May you Rest In Peace Mrs. Jaeger. Thank yo so much for your contributions, patriotism, love of country and our Constitution. My prayers go out to all family and friends.

  10. I wish I would have known your mother; sometimes I feel like a solo voice using my 1st amendment rights to protect our other treasured rights. She would have been an advocate of LaVoy no doubt.

  11. That’s a fine woman. God rest her soul. Condolences to James and the rest of the family. All patriots are at a loss for her passing.

  12. Thank you Stewart and Elias for posting this beautiful tribute to my Mom. And thank you to all the Oath Keepers here for your prayers and kind words. I will do my best to keep the films on the Second Amendment, the Constitution and Oath Keeper’s fine work in production and being disseminated to the broader American public. — James Jaeger

  13. Rest in Peace Patriot! We sometimes overlook the skirt behind the sword. My mother as Henrietta is also a proud patriot as was my father was. It instilled in me to fight for our freedoms since I was 15 years old when I was the Wisconsin State Delegate for the Young Americans for Freedom. I have fought in combat (combat wounded) and held many positions volunteering my time, efforts, and money to the preservation of our constitution. Now more than ever, we need young individuals who see the light of our constitution and believe in the fight to keep it. Henrietta is a prime example of a woman who knows not only freedom, but the inspirations it takes to instill in others.

  14. Go now great lady of liberty, your steadfast and resilient efforts to promote liberty for all of Americans is by far a strong testament to all who knew you and you were a credit and inspiration to your gender in a world where few like you reside. Thank you Mrs. Henrietta Jaeger for bringing into the world your son James and teaching him the principles of what it is to be a citizen of a Constitutional Republic. He as well as millions of others will carry on with the endeavor of our cause, So rest now patriot, rest and know that you did your duty for God and country.

  15. As I read Henrietta’s Tribute , The only way to remember Her is through Her greatest accomplishment’s to our Country. This I felt in my heart as I read , I’m sure their are a lot of other qualities to remember Her by, and She will be missed by us .

    God Bless ,and Comfort Her Family ;
    With much Respect ,
    E T…

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