Dutch settlers first came to the town of Holland area in
1846. They came with a dream and determination to make a life
for themselves and build a community that was guided by
religion, education, and a strong work ethic. This dream
became a reality that is still alive today. The villages of
Oostburg and Cedar Grove along with Gibbsville, Hingham, the
Town of Wilson, and
the surrounding area continue to expand. The growth and
success of these communities can be attributed to the strong
foundation that was laid by their forefathers.
On September 27, 1907 a group of 39 local residents held a
meeting for the purpose of establishing a bank in Oostburg.
By early 1908 the Oostburg State Bank was open for
business with total capital of $25,000 ready to serve the 350
residents of the village.
The original bank building was made of concrete blocks
and was located on the corner of S. 10th Street and
The population growth of the village and surrounding area
brought an increasing number of customers into the bank, thus
requiring the construction of a new building in 1964.
Presently located at the corner of S. 9th
Street and Center Avenue. Additional growth and needed
operational facilities required a building addition to be
completed in 1989.
Continued growth in the number of
customers along with the need for even more operations
facilities and office space for a growing number of
personnel required a major building addition and renovation
process in 2003.
By 2010 a fair number of the bank's total customer base hailed
from the Cedar Grove area. This, coupled with the
opportunity for additional retail and commercial growth,
brought about the building of a second office, located in the
Village of Cedar Grove.
While the Village of Oostburg and the surrounding area
continue to prosper, so does the bank. Today the OSB has
over 8,000 customers located throughout Sheboygan County and
maintains total assets exceeding $180 million dollars. This continuing success
can be attributed to bank’s excellent leadership, faithful
employees, and the unfailing support of the communities it
The township of Holland, along with its villages and small
communities, maintains a high standard of living. Excellence
in education, low crime rates, pride of ownership, and a large
number of area churches makes our community a great place to
live, work, and raise a family.
As a locally owned and operated community bank, we too have a
great interest in the quality of life in the communities we
serve and the residents in those communities. The Oostburg
State Bank focuses on the needs of local families, businesses
and farmers. We channel most loans to the neighborhoods where
our depositors live and work, thereby supporting and
strengthening local economies.
Community involvement is also one of our top priorities.
Benevolent acts, charitable functions, and donations in the
form of money, property, and services are areas in which the
bank is making a positive impact. We are involved with youth,
public safety, education, recreation, conservation, art,
historical preservation, community events, and more. This
community involvement goes beyond dollars and cents. Our
employees are also involved in a number of civic organizations
and are active in our local churches. In addition, our
facilities are available for use by the community for
fundraisers and meetings. Our employees can provide guest
speaking services and education to local groups and
organizations throughout the community.
We believe in giving back to those who give so much to us. The
support of our customers and the communities in which they
live has enabled us to be what we are today: a locally owned
and operated bank, thriving since 1908.