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Mar 11

1900 & 1902 Souvenir Books, District 7 Public School, Monroe Twp, Allen Co, Indiana

Some time ago I posted photos of Jacob Miller Jr’s 1897-1898 Wild Cat School Souvenir Book. [See Wild Cat Souvenir Booklet http://www.karenmillerbennett.com/wildcat-school/wild-cat-school-souvenir-booklet/ ]

That was the first School Souvenir Book I had ever seen but just the other day I ran across a copy of two more of these books. Two more souvenir books from a different branch of my family! These two Souvenir Books are dated 1900-1901 and 1902 and they are from the Public School in District 7 of Monroe Township, Allen County, Indiana.

My Grandma Hilda (Scaer) Schumm was born 25 July 1895 near Monroeville, Indiana, and that was the school she attended when she was a little girl, before her family moved to a farm east of Willshire in about 1903.

Willie Scaer (1897-1906) & Hilda M Scaer (1895-1997) c/o John & Lizzie (Schinnerer) Scaer

Willie Scaer (1897-1906) & Hilda M Scaer (1895-1997).

These two Souvenir Books belonged to my Grandma Hilda Schumm. I do not know who has the original booklets but I am grateful to have a copy of them.

The 1900-1901 book was probably printed on very heavy paper and consisted of only a front and a back with two poems on the inside.

Front of 1900-01 Souvenir Book, Public School, District 7, Monroe Twp., Allen Co., Indiana.

Front of 1900-1901 Souvenir Book, Public School, District 7, Monroe Twp, Allen Co, Indiana.

Back of 1900-1901 District 7 Monroe Twp., Allen Co., Indiana, Souvenir Book.

Back of 1900-1901 Souvenir Book, Public School, District 7 Monroe Twp, Allen Co, Indiana, Souvenir Book.

Of course the names on the back are of the most interest:

Public School, District No. 7.
Monroe Tp., Allen Co., Indiana,
Emma C. Crabill, Teacher

Pupils:
Carl Schlemmer
Hilda Scaer
Vannie Bell
Lottie Taylor
Lucy Bottenberg
Mary Baker
Ruth Shaffer
George Seigel
Ralph Bowers
Peter Shie
Martha Eling
Herman Hoffman
Jimmie Bell
Verne Shaffer
Adolph Hoffman
Floyd Taylor
Agnes Shie
Charlie Seigel
Hannah Baker
Herman Hoffman
Eva Baker
Lettie Shie
Frank Shie
Lillie Bell
Harley Shaffer
Elsie Stephenson
Lizzie Baker
Otto Hoffman
Rosa Hoffman
Orah Bowers
Gilbert Shaffer
Minnie Eling

J.A. Eling, Director
F.J Young, Co. Supt.
V.L. Shaffer, Trustee

There are two poems on the inside of the book:

Inside of 1900-1901 Monroe Twp School Souvenir Book.

Inside of 1900-1901 District 7 Public School, Monroe Twp, Allen Co, Indiana, Souvenir Book.

The 1902 booklet has 12 pages and most of the pages contain poems.

Front & back of 1902 Monroe Twp, Allen Co., Indiana, School Souvenir Book.

Front & back of 1902 District 7 Public School, Monroe Twp, Allen Co, Indiana, Souvenir Book.

Below are the names. My grandmother’s name was spelled Scar in this booklet, although the family spelled their name Scaer.

School District No. 7
Monroe Twp., Allen Co., Indiana
1902
Daisy Spaulding
Teacher
School Officers
F.J. Young, Co., Supt.
V.L. Shaffer, Trustee
A. Elling, Director

Pupils:
Minnie Elling
Martha Elling
Adolph Major
Harley Shaffer
Verne Shaffer
Adolph Hoffman
Herman Hoffman
Ruth Shaffer
Carl Schlemmer
Peter Shie
Lilly Bell
Esther Schlemmer
Gilbert Shaffer
Henry Hoffman
Otto Hoffman
Agnes Shie
Hannah Baker
Frank Shie
Glenn Fetters
Lucy Bottenberg
Carl Schlemmer
George Seigel
Mary Major
Hilda Scar
Vannie Bell
Floyd Taylor
Charlie Seigel
Tillie Seigel
James Bell
Ollie Schlemmer
Lottie Taylor

Here are two of the poems contained in the 1902 book:

1902 Monroe Twp. School Souvenir Book.

1902 District 7 Public School, Monroe Twp, Allen Co, Indiana, Souvenir Book.

Perhaps one of your ancestors went to school there after the turn of the century.

2 comments

  1. Brian Brewster

    I am sure you are finding many interesting things in your mothers things.

    1. Karen

      Yes I am and I will continue to post many of them here.

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