In the late 1870's communication and means of travel were not what they are today. The farmers in this area had all of their net worth, as well as their livelihood, invested in their buildings, machinery, and cattle. If there was a fire or other natural disaster, they could stand to lose everything. There was no way of quickly calling the fire department or police. There was not a 911 number or even telephone service to rural areas.
On June 25th, 1873, twenty-eight residents of the townships of Vinland, Oshkosh, Clayton, and Winneconne met at Clemansville (now the intersection of Brooks Road and County Road T in the Town of Vinland, Winnebago County) to discuss the formation of a cooperative when the members pledged to insure their neighbors belongings to this group on a prorata share. This was the beginning of our company.
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NOTICE TO ALL Homestead Mutual Policyholder’s
The Annual Meeting of the company for the election of 3 directors and the Transaction of all legitimate business, together with the reports of the Secretary/Treasurer, will be held March 26, 2020 @ 10:00AM.
The Meeting will take place at La Sure's Banquet Hall; 3125 S Washburn St, Oshkosh, WI 54904.
If you are able to attend the meeting, Please call the office at (920)836-3577 to RSVP by March 13, 2020.
As Always; our office is open Monday through Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm