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by Jeanne and Lester Rentmeester
Many early families in Wisconsin are of French and Indian Descent. This book begins with the coming of Jean Nicolet and covers the development of the mixed-blood families who settled in Wisconsin during the 1634 to 1834 time period.  As with Jeanne and Les’ other books it also includes family sketches of some of these early families. c. 1987, 2011. 2nd printing. 377p.
$35.00 each
(To receive this book via US Mail: add $7.00 postage & handling)


 Wisconsin Fur-Trade People by Jeanne & Lester Rentmeester
This book provides a list of Wisconsin fur-trade people dating from 1700 through 1834 based on available records extensively researched by the authors.  The book describes the conditions under which the fur-traders operated while under French, British and U.S. control & other interesting info about the fur-trade business. C 1991, 2nd printing. 323 pgs.
$30.00 each
(To receive this book via US Mail: add +$7.00 postage & handling within the USA). 


Early Duck Creek History ~ 2nd Edition by Jeanne & Lester Rentmeester This 2007 meticulously detailed book was 10+ years in the making.  This soft cover book gives us an in-depth look into our local past and covers a freshly updated and extensive family history section of the 1880's Duck Creek (Howard) residents.  
$30.00 each 
(To receive this book via US Mail: add +$7.00 postage & handling within the USA).
The book can also be purchased at the following businesses:  THORNBERRY COTTAGE, & ROYAL CREST PRINTING 


The Flemish in Wisconsin by Jeanne & Lester Rentmeester   
Because of the high number of Flemish settled in this area, the Rentmeesters decided to write this book.  Extensive research was involved and includes information on Belgium, life in the new world, cooking, stories and family histories of many of these early families. c. 1985, 2010.  3rd printing. 421 p.
$35.00 each 
(To receive this book via US Mail: add +$7.00 postage & handling within the USA).


Our Marchant Relatives by Jeanne & Lester Rentmeester 
This book was written about the family of Jeanne Rentmeester's mother.  Her mother was Lillian Marchant who was of Belgian descent, more specifically Walloon.  Even though Jeanne's mother died very young, Jeanne became interested in her ancestry and researched the information for this book.  Included is information on Wallonia, immigration the America, the Red River Area, family histories as well as information on the Walloon-American cooking, culture and anecdotes.  Many photos are included as well. c. 1995, 2nd printing.  377 pages. 
$30.00 each 
(To receive this book via US Mail: add +$7.00 postage & handling within the USA).


Memories of old Duck Creek  by Jeanne & Lester Rentmeester
This is the first book written by Les and Jeanne. The purpose was to record a section of the Village of Howard history that was available from stories passed down in the family, combined with old letters in French and English, receipts and account books from the old saloon, quarry and lumber business and other papers left by the Rioux family. A genealogy section is at the end. c. 1984, 2011. 2nd printing, 281 p.
$35.00 each
(To receive this book via US Mail: add +$7.00 postage & handling within the USA).


Tomah by Jeanne & Lester Rentmeester
This story of Tomah was written because of infomation discovered while researching "The Wisconsin Fur-trade People". It is the story of Tomah's accomplishments, leadership and his final tragic moments. This book is also an early history of the Menominee Indians and shows the prominent role they had in the French, English and American history. c. 1997, 2012. 226 p.
$30 each
(To receive this book via US Mail: add $7.00 postage & handling).

Biography of Lars Wincentsen by Robert Wincentsen 
1893 to 1965 which was copyright in 2001.  Lars moved his family which include his wife Inez and sons Robert and Lawrence to Suamico in 1937.  They purchased and ran Wincentsen's Cottages and Restaurant.  While this is a biography of Lars, it also includes many facts about Suamico.  74 pages.
$10.00 each 
(To receive this book via US Mail: add +$7.00 postage & handling within the USA).


Suamico, The Fishing Village by Dan Williquette
Dan gives us his story on growing up in Suamico in the 1950's and being a part of a fishing family.  He writes as he talks and it is very humorous and many pictures are included.  Also included is information about various aspects of the fishing industry as well as personal stories and biographies written by members of long-time Suamico fishing families.  Some of the surnames listed in this 121 page hardback book are: Bender, Benedyk, Borowitz, Brunette, Devroy, DeWitt, Dombrowski, Drzewiecki, Euclide, Hermes, Kirby, Kozloski, Ladrow, Dickinson, Malchow, Maricque, Marks, Mealy, Valentine, Mutz, Peters, Tuttle, Roderick, White, Williquette, and Wright.
$23.00 each 
(To receive this book via US Mail: add +$7.00 postage & handling within the USA).

LA RIVIERE au CANARD - DUCK CREEK by Mrs. Mary Londeau Cormier
This delightful booklet is written by Mary Londeau Cormier in which she gives her view of the "Early Days of Duck Creek, Wisconsin."  This 1910 booklet is a duplicate reprint from the original, right down to the heavy stock paper and red ribbon which held the booklet together.
(To receive this booklet via US Mail: add +$2.25 postage & handling within the USA).


"TIDBITS: a collection of short stories on Suamico history" by Jerry Henry These little stories were written by the author about 20 years ago and now have been put together into a book to share some of Suamico's history.  This is a small paperback book of 68 pages.  Some topics included are the early mills, schools, the lighthouses, landfills, churches, and the U.S.S. Suamico. 
$7.00 each
(To receive this book via US Mail: add +$5.00 postage & handling within the USA)

Contact Nancy O'Kelley @ (920) 434-0533 or email: to purchase books listed above or items listed below.


Howard-Suamico Historical Society Calendars
Each month offers a vintage full size photo depicting life and times in Howard and Suamico.  Many monthly dates are marked with historical anniversaries and events of national interest as well as local interest.  These calendars also have the history details and other helpful information regarding the Howard-Suamico Historical Society. 
2010 Calendar $3.00*
2011 Calendar $3.00*
2012 Calendar $8.00*
*To receive via US Mail: add +$4.00 postage & handling)
Available at: H-S Memories Shows, HSHS Meetings, or purchased online.

Duck Creek Bricks  $10.00
From the historic Duck Creek Brick Company.  We have these collectible bricks for sale and they make great paperweights for the office or a unique shelf display item.  A copy of the Duck Creek Brick Company history is included with each brick sold.  Now available with inscribed wood base. 

Howard-Suamico Historical Society T-Shirts  $10.00
These t-shirts are screen printed with the HSHS logo, available in medium, large, and X-large

Howard-Suamico Historical Society Hats  $10.00  Embroidered HSHS logo...One size fits all...makes a wonderful gift!

Howard-Suamico Historical Society Coffee Cups  $7.00  13oz. teal-blue glass mug printed with the white HSHS logo...makes a wonderful statement!  Made in USA


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