Below is a series of articles and newspaper clippings that detail the origins of the Amsterdam Wisconsin community that thrived in the mid-1850s. This history is strong with Glibert H. Smith and the origins of the Smith Bros. Fish Shanty enterprise.

Related content: Fish Shanties at Amsterdam, June 1949, Sheboygan Press

Lots for sale in Amsterdam, Wisconsin. May 29th, 1852 from the Sheboygan Mercury.
Lots for sale in Amsterdam, Wisconsin. May 29th, 1852 from the Sheboygan Mercury.

A new Pier in Amsterdam, Wisconsin. September 29, 1852 in the Sheboygan Journal.
A new Pier in Amsterdam, Wisconsin. September 29, 1852 in the Sheboygan Journal.

Evidence that the pier in Amsterdam, Wisconsin is busy and active with trade. August 12, 1854
Evidence that the pier in Amsterdam, Wisconsin is busy and active with trade. August 12, 1854.

A pair of articles about the Gilbert H. Smith dwelling built in Amsterdam, Wisconsin. The articles are from the Sheboygan Herald January 8, 1875 and the Sheboygan County News in January 31, 1900.
A pair of articles about the Gilbert H. Smith dwelling built in Amsterdam, Wisconsin. The articles are from the Sheboygan Herald January 8, 1875 and the Sheboygan County News in January 31, 1900.

Residence of Gilbert H. Smith  built in Amsterdam, Wisconsin.
Residence of Gilbert H. Smith built in Amsterdam, Wisconsin. See what the homestead looks like today.

Items for sale at the Minerva Smith household, village of Amsterdam, Wisconsin, circa 1900.
Items for sale at the Minerva Smith household, village of Amsterdam, Wisconsin, circa 1900.

Early Fishing in Vicinity of Ceder Grove Reported. August 12, 1947.
Early Fishing in Vicinity of Ceder Grove Reported. August 12, 1947.

What follows is an entire chapter of research on the origins and demise of Amsterdam, Wisconsin. The name of the original book is unknown. The author is Richard Dykstra.
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The origins and demise of Amsterdam, Wisconsin: Page 1

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