Friends of Jonathan Clark House, Ltd.
– Business & Organization Founder Level –
Embassy Homes – Jerry McGinnis
Mequon Community Foundation
– 2016 and 2017 Major Business & Organization Donors –
Antiquarian Society of Wisconsin PEO, A.M. Chapter
Cedar Creek Winery Pieper Electric Foundation
The Cheel Restaurant
Chevron Matching Funds The Pink Llama Gallery
Bridget DeLoge Glass Richmond Investment Services
First Priority Printing Ruby Tap
Fromm Family Foods Artist Pam Ruschman
Johnson Bank Shaffer Development
The Kubala Washatko Architects Spectrum Investment Advisors
Leaf Land Bruce Wild Painting
Mequon Thiensville Sunrise Rotary
Optimist Club of Mequon Thiensville
Outpost Natural Foods
Junior Woman’s Club of Mequon Thiensville
Friends of Jonathan Clark House, Ltd.
– Family Founder Level –
David and Frederick Bock Families
Dr. Gregory and Jeanne Custer
– Family Preservationist Level –
Estate of George and Virgilee Kreuck
Fred Derr and Nina Look
– 2016 and 2017 Major Family Donors –
Bob & Jan Blazich Al Lustig & Janice Watson
Anne & Shaw Bridges Susan Malmquist
Margaret Bussone Jim Marshall
Sandy & Kevin Conrady Tom & Kathy Nieman
Sam Cutler Kathy & Gordon Pederson
Tom Daub Nancy Perez
Al & Charlene Dobberfuhl Connie Pukaite
Flierl Family Ruschman Family
Beverly Hess Bill & Denise Ryan
Jim & Darlis Glassford Jon & Dawn Safran
Liz & Bob Hickman Harold & Joan Schnell
Dave Jackson Peter & Donna Steffen
Kim & Ann Harter Tammie & Jim Strause
Diana Hetzel David & Camille Kundert
The Friends of Jonathan Clark House Support Local Businesses
As early settlers Jonathan and Mary had few choices for local commerce. For some of their needs, they relied on businesses of family and neighbors such as Mary Clark’s father Peter Turck’s saw mill.
We follow Jonathan and Mary’s lead in supporting local, neighborhood businesses. Please support the following businesses that have partnered with the Friends of the Jonathan Clark House.
Sommer’s Donation Sparks the Development of Jonathan’s Office
Jonathan was a prominent early settler and his office is a testament to his ambitions. He was the first road supervisor for the area when there were very few roads beyond the trails forged through the woods by the Native Americans that lived and traveled through the Wisconsin Territory. Jonathan is also known for his work with early public education. In fact, in 1843, Jonathan and his father-in-law Peter Truck and their friend William Bonniwell started the first public school named “Bonniwell School, District One”.
When Don and Joan Sommer chose his office for Sommer’s Automotive naming rights they looked forward to an interpreted room depicting Jonathan’s contributions to the development of our community. Stop by the Museum to see Jonathan’s desk and the items he had for his work. The desk and future furnishings are a gift from Sandy Videkovich Brown and her husband Gary Brown of Florida. They are dedicating the furnishings to Sandy’s mother Marion Herbst Videovich whose family was one of our early settlers.
Thanks to Sommer’s Automotive and the Brown’s for supporting our growing museum.
JERRY AND BARBARA McGINNIS FAMILY DAVID AND FREDERICK BOCK FAMILIES FRED DERR AND NINA LOOK
The Friends are collaborating through programming, tours, exhibits, and visioning conversations with the following organizations and businesses:
Cedarburg Art Museum, Cedarburg Cultural Center, City of Mequon, Cub Scout Troops of Mequon-Thiensville and Cedarburg, Freistadt Historic Village, Junior Women’s Clubs of Mequon-Thiensville, Lindenwood 4H, Logemann Community Center, Mayer Helminiak Architects, Mequon Community Foundation, Mequon Nature Preserve, Mequon-Thiensville Chamber of Commerce, Mequon-Thiensville School District, Mequon-Thiensville Historical Society, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Ozaukee County Historical Society, Ozaukee Washington Land Trust, Pommerscher Verein Freistadt, Mequon-Thiensville Sunrise Rotary, The Kubala Washatko Architects, Thiensville-Mequon Rotary, UW-Milwaukee, Village of Thiensville, Wisconsin Historical Society