In 1928 a group of Austrians, who were denied membership in another Milwaukee Schuhplatter Verein, came together to form D'Oberlandler. Our founding members were Karl and Gretchen Skacel, Max Prommersberger, George and Ida Lori, Gertrude and Ludwig Eibl. Max Prommersberger became our first President, Karl Skacel our first Vorplatter and George Lori our first musician. Soon Otto and Bertha Buckel, the Huber family, the Enders family, and the Andorfer sisters joined D'Oberlandler. Both Otto Buckel and Frank Enders went on to become our first two Ehren Vorstaende (Honor President). Our third Ehren Vorstand is our former President, John Schaefer. John held the position of President for 45 years. He is married to Frank Enders daughter, Carol.
Members that have the distint honor of being reconized as honor members are those inidivuals that have been a member of our club for at least 15 consecutive years and have a record of exemplary service for the good of the society. Listed to the right are all of our Honor Members since the establishment of our Verein in 1928.