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MEMOIRS
A COLLECTION Of STORIES ABOUT OCONTO COUNTY,
WRITTEN BY THE PEOPLE WHO REMEMBER IT'S PAST.

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Childhood Memories - This is a colorfully described, factual, very interesting, first hand account of the Frielund family who came from Sweden to settle in Mountain, Oconto County, Wisconsin, beginning in 1900. Written by Anna Jenny Margreta Friedlund in the later 1900s.  Researched and contributed by: Greg Anderson

Waubee Lake Memories &  My Pioneer Mother -     Original old photographs with a memoir by Mrs. Florence A. Buckman & a daughter's story of her mother's courageous life, written by Lenore (Buckman, Nickel) Beck, daughter of Florence (Hubbard, Waite, Hale) Buckman. Researched and contributed by: Mike 

A SKETCH AND STATEMENT OF THE LIVES OF MY FATHER AND MOTHER. - Early Oconto County life. By J. Wesley Schaal (1890 - 1978), Written December 2, 1971

Pioneer Life In Wisconsin  - Written in 1875 by Oconto Falls Pioneer John Volk; Transcribed and contributed by descendant:  Gayle Volk

My Dad  - Written and contributed by:  Nancy Smith

Friday Night Movie At Lena  - Contributed and Written by: John R. Larson

Oconto Falls High School Had Its Own Airplane  and The Last St. Patrick's Day Party  - Contributed and Written by:  John R. Larson

Tent Shows and Barbers - Contributed and Written by: Toby Nygaard

John Sampson Larson - My Dad - A collection of life's vignettes and photographs written and contributed by John R. Larson

The Schaal Family Comes To America - As told by Mary Schaal John in 1915.  She was the sister of  long time Oconto County resident Friederich Ferdinand Schaal and Louisa Emelia Schaal.  Researched by great grand daughter of Louisa Emilia Schaal, the late Nadene McKee Korotev, and contributed by her children.

Winters Aren't What They Used To Be - By FRED PECOR in 1970, contributed by: Davis Cisler from the scrapbook collection of his mother Miriam C. Barribeau CISLER

Horsing Around - some memories of Oconto County!  Rita writes some of her family stories and her own memories of the horses on the farm. 2003

Boots - the perfect dog!  - Fond memoirs of a very special childhood friend,
written by Richard La Brosse - 2002

What Happened to Daniel B. Newton?  - A Letter written years ago about the 1850's and 60's in Oconto County - by Cecial N. Ralston

Identity of Woman Found In Wilderness Never Revealed - A mysterious Oconto County story that began in 1864, is recounted 70 years later in 1934.

A PERILOUS VOYAGE  - A Sketch of Early Times -
by Captain C.S. Hart   1916

A Letter from Dad - 1974  - biographical memories set in the early 1900 years,
written by Mr. Common

"We'll Be There With Bells On" - A Wintertime Story
Based on the memories of Catherine Holl Philippi (1888-1965)

ST. PATRICKS DAY DANCE AT PAT CURLEY'S HALL - 50 years ago -
Written by William Campbell c: 1910

THE  VOLK FAMILY OF OCONTO FALLS - Written by Mrs. Becker in 1893

THE  AUGUST BIRR STORY - Written by Lucile Ruth Helen Birr Getke

A HISTORY OF MORGAN - Written by Velma Birr - 1946

EARLY DAYS IN THE LUMBER BUSINESS - Written by W.A. Holt

ERICKSON HISTORY - Oconto County Childhood - Mildred Erickson Zingler- 1970's

THE SWIMMING LESSONS  - And Other Short Stories - Jack Philippi - 1958

LIFE TAKES A TURN  - Orrie Nauman - 1970

RANDOM RECOLLECTIONS  - W.T. Comstock - 1969

RECOLLECTIONS OF AN OLD TIMER - Fred Pecor - 1967

THE ACCOUNT OF HUFF JONES - Huff Jones - 1894

YOURS VERY TRULY - Karl R. Vendt

NELS JOHNSON LOOKS BACK 88 YEARS - Evening Leader, 1948

TO GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE, WE ALL GO- by Eric Fritz

REMINISCING - by Ruth Mathieu - 2000

MEMORIES - by William F. Siebert - 1970


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