Posted on: April 11th, 2016 by

There are several sites online now that have historic videos of Oconto County or videos produced about various historic aspects of Oconto County.  More are expected to be posted, especially on the Oconto County History YouTube site.


Oconto County History YouTube

Managed by Jay Merline

Started in 2015 by Jay Merline to post old movies of Oconto County.

Currently has 18 videos


City of Oconto: Oconto History Videos

Sponsored by the City of Oconto from the Oconto Area Chamber of Commerce

Videos of Oconto History on the Bay and Copperfest Parades

There are 12 videos


Oconto County, Wisconsin: History on the Bay

Sponsored by Oconto County

These videos were developed and produced by Oconto’s Promise.  Each video is tied to a physical location in Oconto.

There are 12 videos


Oconto County Video Gallery

Sponsored by the Oconto County Economic Development Corporation

A variety of short videos.  Some are on fishing, some on timber, some on recreation.  The historical videos were produced by Oconto’s Promise.

Currently has 33 videos, 6 of which are historical


Machine Shed Memories

Managed by Leon Janssen

This site developed from the Couillardville neighborhood gatherings.  Leon Janssen started collecting memories, pictures, and interviews to document the life of a farming community.

Currently has 7 videos


1918 Influenza Pandemic

In 2000 a professor from UW Oshkosh, Teri Shors, had a group of students who were researching the 1918 influenza pandemic. Helen Jelinske, formerly of Couillardville, contacted the professor to share her experience of the illness. The two struck up a friendship. In time the ABC TV affiliate in Milwaukee did a story on the flu and interviewed her on camera for a two night news highlight on the evening news.


People of Ancient Oconto: Paleo to Woodland

Peter Stark, President of the Oconto County Historical Society describes the people and times in the eras following the retreat of the last glacier from Northern Wisconsin approximately 11,500 ago.


People of Ancient Oconto: Copper Culture and Couillardville

This video is part 2 of Peter Stark, President of the Oconto County Historical Society describing the eras of ancient life in Oconto, Wisconsin and along the Lower Oconto River specifically in the vicinity of the community of Couillardville.