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The Friends of Jonathan Clark House is a 501(c)3
nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Join the Following Donors Who Have Generously Helped Us Bring History To Life

Thank you to our 2017 Donors! 

Antiquarian Society of WI
Amy’s Candy Kitchen
Bernita & Henry Hile
Beverly Hess
Bridget DeLoge
Bruce Wild Painting
Chevron Matching Funds
Cindy Shaffer
Connie Pukaite
Dave & Cindy Bock
Diana Hetzel
First Priority Printing
Jane Boesch
Alfred Lustig
Jim & Darlis Glassford
Jim & Jean Hill
Johnson Bank
Jon & Dawn Safron
Kim & Ann Harter
Kubala Washatko Architects
Mary McCann
Mary Sayner
Mequon Women’s Club
Mike & Ann Oberndorfer
M-T Junior Women’s Club
Nancy Szatkowski
Norb Studelska
Paul & Judith Taibl
Partnership Bank
Peter & Donna Steffen
Pieper Power Foundation
Sam Cutler
Sandra & Gerald Osborne
Sandy Conrady
Shaffer Development
Shaw & Ann Bridges
Spectrum Investment Advisors
Susan Malmquist
The Cheel – Jesse & Barkha Daily
The Mequon Community Foundation

Kay & Art Dahlke
Dave Jackson
Cedar Creek Winery
Harold & Joan Schnell
Rick & Barbara Bauzenberger
Nancy Perez
Jim Marshall
Barbette Larson-Butler
Fromm Family Foods
Hile matching funds – BMO
Heritage Trails Questers
John Lillegren
Bob & Jan Blazich
Dr. Karl & Carol Hertz
Alfred & Charlene Dobberfuhl
Liz & Bob Hickman
Bill & Denise Ryan
David & Camille Kundert
Suzanne & John Kessler
Jim Walcak
MT Sunrise Rotary
Roger & Carol Boehlke
Kim & Ann Harter
Warren & Alice Seifert
The Pink Llama Gallery
Mary McCann
The Ruschman Family
Fred Derr & Nina Look
Robert & Alice Schilleman
Ruby Tap
John & Maryann Birkholz
Jodie Schei
Jim & Tammie Strause
Optimists Club
Don & Joan Sommer
Outpost Natural Foods
The Flierl Family
Tom & Kathy Nieman
Tom Daub




Thank you to JOHNSON BANK for sponsoring our Holiday Lights events!!

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Located at 1555 W. Mequon Road

Thank you to our wonderful Heritage Days Event Sponsors:   Fromm Foods, Spectrum Investment Advisors, Shaffer Development, The Kubala Washatko Architects.  Other business supporters include:  Ozdogs, Outpost Natural Foods, The Pink Llama, Godin’s Piggly Wiggly, Washington House Inn, Leafland, and the Sinter Klausen Christmas Markt, The Range Line Inn, Mequon Pizza Company, and Freddy’s Deli Wagon.

Thanks to our sponsors for these successful events!

Thanks to our sponsors for these successful events!

Special thanks to the Thiensville-Mequon Optimist’s Club for their generation donation to JCH.  This money allowed us to purchase educational materials for our young museum visitors as part of our “Think Like a Historian” educational programming.  

Please visit their website:

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 Wisconsin Historical Society Director Ellsworth Brown (center) with Historian John Gurda and Mequon Businessman John Thiel

Wisconsin Historical Society Director Ellsworth Brown (center) with Historian John Gurda and Mequon Businessman John Thiel


Friends of JCH Board President Jim Glassford, Kristin Gies of the Mequon Nature Preserve, and Museum Director Nina Look attend the Chamber "State of the Community" luncheon in March

Friends of JCH Board President Jim Glassford, Kristin Gies of the Mequon Nature Preserve, and Museum Director Nina Look attend the Chamber “State of the Community” luncheon in March

Kathy Pederson and Barbara McGinnis attend the Capital Campaign Kick-Off event

Kathy Pederson and Barbara McGinnis attend the Capital Campaign Kick-Off event

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.

Business Supporters

Embassy Homes
Sommer’s Automotive
Mequon Community Foundation


Sommer’s Donation Sparks the Development of Jonathan’s Office

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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.

Family Supporters

JERRY AND BARBARA McGINNIS FAMILY                                                                                                           DAVID AND FREDERICK BOCK FAMILIES                                                                                                                    FRED DERR AND NINA LOOK

Business Partners

Fromm Family Foods
Partnership Bank
Shaffer Development
American Country Farm Bed & Breakfast
Concord Development
The Dean Group
First Priority Printing
Gollnick and Sons Tree Service
Herbst Oil
Johnson Bank
Kubala Washatko Architects
Leaf Land Landscape Design Center                                                                                                                               Pieper Power Corporation (PPC)                                                                                                                                

The Pink Llama Gallery and Grand River Pottery

Thank you Eric and Tammie for the donation of mugs from your Pink Llama Gallery

Thank you Eric and Tammie for the donation of mugs from your Pink Llama Gallery

Pigeon Creek Antiques                                                                                                                                                           Ruschman Family                                                                                                                                                               Shully’s Cuisine
Suburban Rental
Antique Center at Wales
B’s Creative Glass (Bridget DeLoge)
Cedar Creek Winery
City of Mequon
Concordia University-Wisconsin
Cousins Subs in Thiensville
Eagle Center Bed and Breakfast
Early American Life Magazine
Fantasy Flowers
First Bank Financial Center
Frenz Garden Center
Fox 6 (Chip Brewster)
Guthrie and Frey Water Conditioning
Interior Garden Art Studio
Kettle Moraine Appliances
Ladke and Associates
Mequon Beacon
MidState Insurance
Milwaukee Area Technical College
The Mitered Edge
News Graphic
Outpost Natural Foods
Schmidt Ford Corporation
Spectrum InvestmentAdvisors
Subway of Mequon
Town New Today
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Village of Thiensville
Wade House Historic Site
Washington House Inn
Wild Painting

Organization Partners

Junior Women’s Club of Mequon Thiensville
Thiensville-Mequon Rotary Club
Ozaukee County Historical Society
Mequon Nature Preserve
Mequon-Thiensville Historical Society
Mequon-Thiensville Sunrise Rotary
Ozaukee Washington Land Trust
Wisconsin Historical Society

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

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