History of CSB

In early 1907, a group of Cleveland area citizens first realized the need for a bank. August Erdmann’s Hall was the location for a special meeting called on May 1. After the banking business was fully explained and discussed, the community members in attendance began their subscriptions for the necessary $15,000.00 of capital stock. 

Fourteen members of the community had previously signed the “Articles of Incorporation” for the Bank on August 19. Those “Articles” received the approval of the Commissioner of Banking just five days later. 

William Belitz’s old saloon, which was a section of the Belitz Brothers Hardware Store, provided the first quarters for Cleveland State Bank. The quarters were rented for a grand total of $50.00 a year.

The first new bank facility was occupied in 1911 and remained the home of the Cleveland State Bank until 1959, at which time the building sold for $4,500. 


From 1959 until 1988 the bank was located at 1150 W. Washington Avenue which now serves as the Village Hall. Cleveland State bank is currently located at 1250 W. Washington Avenue and has a second location at 502 S. Wisconsin Drive in Howards Grove.


 

 




Directors Name/Years of Service
*Served as Bank President

Lorfeld, John* 1907 - 1912 1916 - 1952 

Klessig, Otto 1907 - 1915 1928 - 1930 

Kielsmeier, Fred A. 1907 - 1908 1915 - 1926 

Stoltenberg, Adolph 1907 - 1909 1912 - 1915 

Briemann, William 1907 - 1915

Schneider, Joseph D.* 1907 - 1908 1911 - 1915 

Belitz, William* 1907 - 1910

Stein, Joseph* 1909 - 1957

Lorfeld, Charles 1909 - 1912 1936 - 1939 

Douma, M. G. 1910 - 1911

Erdmann, A. B.* 1913 - 1924 1927 - 1928 

Jacobi, F. H. 1913 - 1915 1929 - 1930 

Lorfeld, David 1915 - 1935

Conrad, Rudolph 1916 - 1924

Lutze, Robert 1916 - 1927

Wiegand, Louis P. 1925 - 1932

Kamman, William 1925 - 1941

Boeger, William C. 1928 - 1929

Schmidt, Oscar* 1931 - 1961

Zill, Bruno 1931 - 1951

Lorfeld, Herbert 1933 - 1934 1940 - 1983 

Heckmann, Cranston F.* 1934 - 1990

Jacobi, Edward 1942 - 1974

Witte, Clarence E. 1952 - 1973

Klessig, Edwin 1953 - 1974

Stoltenberg, Earl A 1958 - 1974

Jaeger, Clarence 1961 - 1962

Jost, Ralph N. 1962 - 1992

Parker, Neil R. 1974 - 1977

Kolb, Charles F.* 1974 - Present

Goodman, Richard D. 1978 - 1981

Vogel, Howard H. 1978 - 1993

Kammann, Rueben O. 1978 - 2000

Neeck, Robert G. 1981 - 1991

Wurtz, Mark E. 1983 - Present

Schroeder, Mark G. 1991 - 1994

Grabow, Douglas Q. 1994 - 1998

Kracht, Allen D. 1994 - Present

Lombard, Dennis L. 1998 - 2002

Schueler, Timothy C.* 1999 - Present

Stuckmann, Dennis 2001 - Present

Lester, Craig 2002 - 2003

Cline, Lyman 2003 - 2013

Laufenberg, John 2013 - 2016

Woods, Debra 2017 - Present