||We keep our the geneology side of the family
history at Ancestry.com. The link to the left will start
you at Delos H. Smith. Move up or down the family tree. If
you see something wrong... fix it!
||Various photos of the Smith Family and friends over
||A collection of "home movies" of the
Smith Family and fishing history.
Eastern Star, DAR, and as members of the community
||Many members of the Smith and related families are
currently or have been in the past very active in a wide
variety of civic and social organizations. This page
documents these associations.
|1848 (to ????)
Fisherman since 1848: A history of Smith Bros.
||This is just a draft of what it shall become - a
history of the Smith Bros. Fisheries and family. Help!!!
|1852 to 1900
||The origins and
demise of Amsterdam, Wisconsin
||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. Fishing enterprise.
||Images of news articles and research
|1920c (to 1989)
Bros. Whitefish Caviar
||The Smith family whitefish caviar recipe was
developed by Delia Wassink Smith in her kitchen back in the
circa 1920s. Smith Bros. produced its own whitefish caviar
through the decades until the 1989. Here is the story.
|1939 (to 1988)
Bros. Fish Shanty Restaurant menus
||Coffee 5 cents. Perch sandwich 15 cents!!! Includes
a short Smith Family fisheries history on the back of the
Marine Tavern drink menu.
Jetsam - A collection of Smith Bros. logos
||The Smith Bros. family was as industrious with
their brand image as they were with fish. This is a
collection of billboards, flyers, matchbooks and anything
else that would hold the image of the "Man
with the fish".
||Smith Bros. family
innovation and patents
||The Smith family has been quite inventive over the
years. As they moved from a family that fished... to one
that integrated a vertical empire around fish (from the
catching, processing, wholesale, shipping, retail and
restaurants)... they faced problems that had not yet been
solved. As the idiom goes "Necessity is the mother of
H. Smith Obituary
||A Neighbor for over Forty Years - Gilbert H. Smith;
E. Smith Obituary
||Passing of a pioneer - Minerva E. Smith; The Port
H. Smith's personal log of his second of three trips
across the Atlantic during WW I
||Enclosed is the personal log of Lester on his
second trip from New York harbor to France delivering
troops and cargo for the war effort. About a month or two
before the log Lester writes home and tells of the
preparations of getting a ship ready that will carry 3000
soldiers to France.
All but 7 Off Sunken Senator
||The Senator and Marquette collision in a dense fog
October 30th, 1929.
Anniversary of Steamer Atlanta Disaster
||Captain Delos H. Smith Tells How He And His Crew
Rescued 74 from Burning Ship. The Sheboygan Press
H. Smith Obituary and eulogy.
||Obituary of Lester H. Smith. Died April 14th, 1938.
This now includes the original copy of the eulogy read at
the Port Washington Masonic Temple.
||Obituary of Delos Smith. Died February 21st, 1940.
Many Fish Eggs are in an Ounce of Caviar?: The Little Joys
of Owning a Business
||A series of letters that were received by Smith
Bros. that wanted to find out exactly how many eggs in a
jar of caviar and if the act of making the caviar
interfered with the love life of the Whitefish. A must
||Text and Images
Oliver H. Smith Proves a Fast Tug
||A series of article on the launching and technical
features of the Oliver H. Smith.
Catch Lake Fish for 99 Years
||A very good article in the Milwaukee Journal that
covers the history of the Smith Family as told by stories
from Oliver H. Smith.
Find Missing Smith Fishing Tug
||The Smith Brothers fishing tug Wolverine II was
located by coast guard search planes eight miles east of
Sheboygan shortly before noon Wednesday. Tugs directed to
the scene reported that the crew was safe. Milwaukee
Fish To The Pacific
||Adventures in Business. Half-news, half-advertising
for the new Smith Bros. Fish Shanty restaurant in Walteria
California. Features Oliver H. Smith and Evelyn C. Smith.
Fishery Pickles Caviar
||Milwaukee Journal article on the booming business
of Whitefish Caviar and that Smith Bros. packing is the
largest in the USA ("This side of the iron
Shanties At Amsterdam
||Inventive ideas brought to successful realization
by Miss Evelyn Smith, who shuttles between the two
California restaurants while her brother, Capt. Oliver
Smith, carries on the commercial fishing business started
by their grandfather in 1848.
Shanty fire and rebuild
||A series of photos of the 1953 November 17th fire
and 1954 rebuild of the Port Washington WI Fish Shanty
Opening of the new Smith Bros. Fish Shanty Restaurant,
Port Washington, Wisconsin
||After the devastating fire that gutted the original
Fish Shanty building in 1953... the Smith family digs deep
and rebuilds. Here is a full page newspaper advertisement
of the event.
of Commercial Fishing on the Great Lakes
||"It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to
tell you about the commercial fishing business, especially
as it concerns the Great Lakes..." as told by: Oliver
H. Smith, President Smith Bros. Fisheries. A great and
detailed treatment of the history of fresh water fishermen
and their tools from 1840 to the 1950s.
Rescues: Frank the Horse, Atlanta, Senator
||Ozaukee Press. Port Washington's 125th Anniversary
special edition. Frank the Horse - a must read!
Washington's Maritime History
||Ozaukee Press. Port Washington's 125th Anniversary
Lifetime of Achievement (Evelyn C. Smith)
||The Columbia Heritage Collection wrote an article
on Evelyn C. Smith and her early days at Columbia learning
the craft of nursing.
Samantha Cooley Smith Memories
||Attached are the memories of Leota Smith (was
Cooley) born 1897 Feb 02. Leota was the wife of Oliver H.
of Chubs Head for Dinner Table
||The Milwaukee Journal. Full page article with
photos of the Smith Bros. fishing and chub processing and
Storm swept harbor for final 1966 jolt on Dec. 28
||Ozaukee Press. 12 Photos showing the sinking of the
Bert S in December of 1966. Lincoln D. Smith was there when
the Bert S sank and adds
||Ozaukee Press. Oliver H. Smith's pride and joy -
the Ollie. Also read the exciting
story of the maiden voyage of the Ollie as told by Lincoln
D. Smith which helped pilot the Ollie from New York City to
Michigan alowith Ned Huwatchek. This is a must read.
Bros. Makes Fish A Real Treat
||Milwaukee Sentinel provides this nice article that
mixes a bit of Smith Family history and a current (1967)
snapshot of the family business.
Pumpkin-Head Time Again
||Smith Bros. Indian Village manager Virginia Haack
opens the annual Pumpkin-Head Halloween contest. Large
scary knife is included.
partial history of John Harmon family from the time he
first came from England 1635. Also the genealogy of John
Waugh born in 1687 in the north of Ireland
||Five pages of history of the Harmon and Waugh
genealogy are scanned in as an image. This was prepared by
Arlisle M. Smith and is part of her evidence for entry into
the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Unknown
date of origin.
||Images (of text)
H. Smith and Evelyn C. Smith: Speaking at Ozaukee County
||Oliver H. Smith and Evelyn C. Smith were recorded
speaking to the Ozaukee County Historical Society
(Wisconsin). The main topics were two ship wrecks that
happened in Lake Michigan right off the coast from Port
Washington, Wisconsin. The steamer Atlanta fire that
occurred March 18th, 1906. The Senator and Marquette
collision in a dense fog October 30th, 1929.
H. Smith Obituary
Anniversary of Smith Bros. Fisheries: 1848 - 1973
Plots New Courses
||Milwaukee Journal. Nice article on Lincoln D.
Smith, President of Smith Bros.
C. Smith: Milwaukee Journal: Port Washington To France And
Press Bicentennial Collection
||Ozaukee Press's Bicentennial Collection.
Interesting historic pictures submitted by Smith Fisheries
to this special edition of the Press.
||Milwaukee Journal. A terrible wind and rain storm
lashes up and down the coast of the Wisconsin side of Lake
Michigan. The casualty this time were the sailboats moored
in the Port harbor before the protection of the small boat
Fisherman Who Became A Symbol
||Great Lakes Fisherman. Short article about the
unknown identity of the famous Smith Bros. "Man with
the fish" logo. Richard D. Smith also provides a
of a fisherman with a sturgeon over the shoulder.
historical account of research and development of the use
of livers from the fresh water burbot
||My interest in burbot, or freshwater ling, was in
my early days when, as a child, I saw my father slap a
large-white burbot liver onto the kitchen wood burning
stove... Evelyn C Smith takes us through the history of
Smith Bros. Burbot Oil (think cod liver oil) industry.
is Shipshape at Smith Bros. Fish Shanty
||A very glowing review of the Smith Bros. Fish
Shanty restaurant by a Milwaukee food critic.
Bros in Port Washington (waitress training)
||Lloyd Smith tells that this document was given to
all newly hired waitresses at the Smith Bros. Fish Shanty
restaurant in Port Washington, Wisconsin. They were
expected to read it and, if asked, answer questions from
the patrons about the restaurant, the Smith family, and
C. Smith Memoirs
||Maxine Louise Smith (Keller) interviewed Evelyn C.
Smith in her nursing home near the end of her life. She is
often considered the matriarch of the Smith Family. Just
brief highlights of her life would include serving in World
War I as a nurse, running the very profitable Smith Bros.
caviar business and restaurants, and the inventor of the
fish sandwich. A bonus handwritten notes for a devotion to
be given at the United Church Circle Meeting 1973 December
15th. The topic was based upon her first hand experiences
serving as a nurse in World War I in France and a
damages Sea Wall
||Fierce southeast winds created high waves Monday
that opened this 40 foot gap in the sea wall adjacent to
Smith Brothers Fish Shanty Restaurant in Port Washington.
||The Family of Warren Cooley: Pioneer of Ozaukee Country Wisconsin
||Esther A. Savage researched Warren Cooley and his family in 1986 for the
Ozaukee Country Historical Society.
C. Smith Obituary
C. Smith - Smith Bros, founder plays hostess even at final
||Milwaukee Journal's article on the passing of
Evelyn C. Smith. "She left a note
that the minister found.", said one relative. "It
said something like, 'When I die, the party's on me. After
the services, just tell 'em the meal's on Evelyn'."
Smith a Hero In Atlanta Rescue
||Not sure of the newspaper that carried this story.
But, the by line is from Rick Smith, Marine Historian. Rick
is not related to this Smith Family.
Historic Early Commercial Fisherman of Sheboygan County
||Unknown publication (not a newspaper). Very good
and detailed assessment using census data of early fishing
families of Sheboygan County. Gilbert Smith is mentioned.
||A nice article about the next generation of Smith's
taking over the family business. Ozaukee Press
Day Is Fish Day
||Ozaukee Press. Nice article on both Smith Bros.,
represented by Bert Smith and the Ewig Bros., represented
by Gene Ewig.
Smith was a leader of Port Washington fishery
||Milwaukee Journal Sentinal obituary of Herbert
Delos Smith 80th Birthday pictures
||66 pictures of Lincoln Delos Smith's life scanned
to digital. The scanned pictures are all available as one
big zip file of over 175 MBytes.
Huwatschek's Birch Point History
||The Smith Fishery remains a landmark on Bete Grise.
Smith grandson Ned Huwatschek relates the Smith Fishery
story for The Superior Signal.