My name is Reed Perkins. I have been researching Clark, Turck and other Mequon families and their stories since 2006. As the volunteer historian for the Jonathan Clark House Museum in Mequon, Wisconsin, I like to investigate and share the stories of the Clarks, their relatives, neighbors, friends, and the world in which they lived. From time to time I write about current events in light of historical precedent and circumstances.

Historical knowledge grows through sharing and collaboration. I invite you to help us as we try and fill in some of the many blank spots in the historical record. I welcome your suggestions, corrections, comments and questions. You can use the Leave A Reply box to post a public comment after any post, or use the Contact link in the masthead to send me a private message.

Ideally, new material is posted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday; recently, I’m lucky to post more than once or twice a week. If you would like to receive an email announcement each time a new post goes live, please find the Follow Blog Via Email area in the sidebar (or the bottom of smaller screens), enter your email address in the box, and click Follow. If you have any difficulties subscribing, let me know through the Contact link and we’ll try and fix the problem.

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This blog is written in support of the mission of the Jonathan Clark House Museum but the website and—unless noted otherwise—its contents and the views expressed, are the sole property of the author, Reed Perkins.


Updated 12 April 2023.