The Rueping Leather Company operated in Fond du Lac for well over 100 years. Founded in 1854 by William
Rueping, the tanning company provided employment for many an immigrant to Fond du Lac.
In 1954, the company published a history to commemorate 100 years in Fond du Lac. To transcribe this
history would not do it the justice that it deserves. The pages have been scanned, to present a
view of the actual history.
Many thanks to Mary Krueger, a former Rueping employee, for sharing her Rueping memorabilia with me, including this history.