Directory of Clayton
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The Clayton County Register gives the following list of the principals in the Clayton county schools:
Elkport - Peter White
Elkader - J. Chas. Blyman
Clayton - C. D. McGoon
Farmersburg - A. F. Rogers
Garnavillo - W. E. Lockridge
Guttenberg - Chas. Pye
McGregor - Josephine Harrison
Monona - C. S. Dodds
North McGregor - D. M. Cooper
St. Olaf - Susie Knutson
Strawberry Point - J. F. Trotter
Volga City - W. J. Tighe
~Elkader Register, Thur., Oct. 8, 1903 ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson
The Littleport Independent school district has been duly organized with the following officers:
President- E. Enderes
Sec.- F. T. Pilkington
Treas.- J. J. Brich
Directors- E. Enderes, M. Wiley, C. C. Pust, W. C. Towle and Jas. Sullivan
~Elkader Register, Thur., May 17, 1906. Littleport column ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson
At the annual meeting of the board of directors of the township school district of Jefferson, Monday, the following officers were elected:
President - Henry Loesecke
Sec. - James Schroeder
Treas. - Wm. Auwes
Teachers have been engaged as follows:
District No. 1 - Millie Dubbles
District No. 5 - Selma Werner
District No. 8 - Irene Bunke
District No. 8 - Marie Loesecke
~Elkader Register, Thur., 12 July 1906. Guttenberg column ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson
Clayton county School Officers, July 1906:
Steen, President ... Elkader
|Buena Vista Township
Tharp, President ... N. Buena Vista
Davis, President ... Strawberry Point
|Cox Creek Township
Dinan, President ... Littleport
Harbaugh, President ... Elkport
Klotzbach, President ... McGregor
S.C. Bailey, President ... Luana
Medberry, President ... Elgin
Loeseke, President ... Guttenberg
Bush, President ... Osterdock
Kirkeberg, President ... Elgin
Johnson, President ... McGregor
Borrett, President ... Turkey River
Ryan, President ... Luana
Olinger, President ... Volga
Curran, President ... Elkport
Engelhardt, President ... St. Olaf
Weyant, President ... Edgewood
Clayton county School Officers, July 1906 - continues with the Independent districts and Rural independent districts:
C.W. Bothmer, Pres. ... Clayton
Doc Coolidge, Pres. ... Edgewood
William Becker, Pres. ... Elkader
Ed Jennings, Pres. ... Elkport
W.F. Meyer, Pres. ... Garnavillo
Sumner Miller, Pres. ...
H.H. Clark, Pres. ... McGregor
F.M. Orr, Pres. ... Monona
H.B. Morgan, Pres. ... National
- North McGregor
L.A. Monty, Pres. ... North
- Strawberry Point
J.F. Trezona, Pres. ...
- St. Olaf
Henry Engelhardt, Pres. ... St.
- Volga City
William Krieg, Pres. ... Volga
E. Enderes, Pres. ... Littleport
District - Center
J.C. Kruse, Pres. ...
District - Boden
Theo Siege, Pres. ... Elkader
District - Buck Creek
F. Jahnke, Pres. ...
District - Dawson
F.H. Mueller, Pres. ...
District - Denmark
John C. Maehl, Pres. ...
District - Eagle of Clayton
Pres. ... McGregor
District - Eagle of Garnavillo
Pres. ... Guttenberg
District - Equity
William Moellering, Pres.
District - Erin
J.C. Nugent, Pres. ... Elkader
District - Farmersburg & Wagner
Matthews, Pres. ... Farmersburg
District - Hanover
Fred Taake, Pres. ...
District - Hawkeye of Clayton
Pres. ... McGregor
Dist. - Hawkeye of Farmersburg
Schmalfeld, Pres. ... Farmersburg
District - Hope
Aug Dahl, Pres. ... St. Olaf
District - Mecklenberg
John Kluth, Pres. ...
District - Motor
George Meyer Sr., Pres. ...
District - Oakland
Vernon Bachtell, Pres. ...
District - Pioneer
William Kaiser, Pres. ...
District - Pleasant Ridge
W.H. Tuecke, Pres.
District - West Side
E.W. Kregel, Pres. ...
|The listing of Clayton
county School Officers, July 1906 was transcribed by S.
Ferrall from the
~Elkader Register, Thursday, July 26, 1906
|Database added June 20, 2017|
1908-1922 (note that additional lists starting 1916 follow this table)
|Name||Residence||Position in the Clayton county Educational System||Data source
(see key at bottom)
|Bartholomew, Frank||McGregor||Sect'y; McGregor School Board||4, 5 & 6|
|Becker, C.E.||Elkader||Clayton County Superintendent of Schools||3 & 4|
|Belknap, A.A.||Strawberry Point||Superintendent; city||2, 3, 4 & 5|
|Bell, F.G.||McGregor||President; McGregor School Board||4|
|Boyle, M.E.||McGregor||President; McGregor School Board||5 & 6|
|Brady, Irene||McGregor||Domestic Science||4|
|Brenkman, J.H.||Guttenberg||President; St. Mary's School; Roman Catholic||1|
|Brenkman, J.H.||Guttenberg||Principal; St. Mary's School; prep school; co-ed; Roman Catholic||2, 3, 4 & 5|
|Brennan, Regina||McGregor||Domestic Science||5|
|Buhlman, H.L.||McGregor||Principal; McGregor HS||4 & 5|
|Carrier, W.A.||Strawberry Point||School Board||6|
|Chapman, Inez C.||Guttenberg||Principal; Guttenberg HS||2 & 3|
|Charlesworth, T.W.||Guttenberg||Sect'y; Guttenberg School Board||5 & 6|
|Cherney, John L.||Guttenberg||Superintendent; city||2|
|Conrad, Harry J.||Elkader||Manual Training||4 & 5|
|Cowan, Clay||Guttenberg||Principal; Guttenberg HS||5 & 6|
|Davidson, W.W.||Elkader||Sect'y; Elkader School Board||6|
|Dimmitt, Beniah||McGregor||Superintendent; city||2|
|Draper, Muriel||Guttenberg||Supervisor; music||3 & 4|
|Dunlap, L.W.||Elkader||Superintendent; city||4 & 5|
|Gamertsfelder, P.G.||Elkader||Superintendent; city||6|
|Gotteron, G.W.||Guttenberg||Principal; Guttenberg HS||4|
|Hedinger, Lela||Elkader||Principal; Elkader HS||6|
|Hill, A.S.||McGregor||Superintendent; city||6|
|Hill, Elve||McGregor||Music, Drawing & Penmanship||6|
|Hill, Grace||McGregor||Domestic Science||6|
|Huffman, H.H.||Guttenberg||Superintendent; city||4|
|Hunt, G.W.||Guttenberg||Superintendent; city||3|
|Ihm, Emil||Guttenberg||President; Guttenberg School Board||3 & 4|
|Inman, D.R.||Elkader||Principal; Elkader HS||3|
|Jones, Frank W.||Strawberry Point||Superintendent; city||6|
|Kramer, Lillian C.||McGregor||Principal; McGregor HS||3|
|Kregel, W.W.||Guttenberg||Sect'y; Guttenberg School Board||3 & 4|
|Larkin, Helena||Elkader||Music and Drawing||6|
|McCarthy, Alice||Elkader||Music and Drawing||4 & 5|
|McCredie, Alice||Elkader||Principal; Elkader HS||4 & 5|
|McGee, N.W.||McGregor||Principal; McGregor HS||5|
|Myers, Margaret C.||Elkader||Clayton County Superintendent of Schools||6|
|Neff, Roy E.||McGregor||Principal; McGregor HS||6|
|Oelke, Ruth||Elkader||Domestic Science||6|
|Roberts, Thomas R.||Elkader||Clayton County Superintendent of Schools||2|
|Roberts, Thomas R.||McGregor||Superintendent; city||3 & 4|
|Robinson, Ben||Guttenberg||Manual Training||3 & 4|
|Rully, J.F.||Elkader||Principal; St. Joseph's School; Roman Catholic||1|
|Rully, J.F.||Elkader||Principal; St. Joseph's School; prep school; co-ed||2, 3, 4 & 5|
|Rumbl, Evelyn||McGregor||Supervisor; music||4|
|Sherwood, Margaret||Guttenberg||Supervisor; music||2|
|Shore, M.V.||Guttenberg||Superintendent; city||5 & 6|
|Street, J.P.||Elkader||Superintendent; city||3|
|Swedbend, Myrtle||Guttenberg||Supervisor; music||5 & 6|
|Walker, A.F.||Strawberry Point||Manual Training||6|
|Warner, Juanita||McGregor||Supervisor; music||5|
|Werden, J.A.||Elkader||Manual Training||6|
|Westfall, Kate||Strawberry Point||Principal; Strawberry Point HS||2, 3, 4, 5 & 6|
|Wilkie, Ida||Elkader||Clayton County Superintendent of Schools||5|
~sources for the info. appearing in the table above. Note that the number appearing in the last column is the source. Example: a one (1) in the last column means the source of the info. came from the Myers book published in 1908.
Key to sources:
1) American College and Private School Directory, Vol II; Compiled and Edited by Harry J. Myers, 1908
2) Patterson's American Educational Directory, A Complete College and School Directory; compiled and edited by Homer L. Patterson, president. American Educational Company; Vol 9, 1913
3) Patterson's American Educational Directory, A Complete College and School Directory; compiled and edited by Homer L. Patterson, president. American Educational Company; Vol 14, 1917
4) Patterson's American Educational Directory, A Complete College and School Directory; compiled and edited by Homer L. Patterson, president. American Educational Company; Vol 17, 1920
5) Patterson's American Educational Directory, A Complete College and School Directory; compiled and edited by Homer L. Patterson, president. American Educational Company; Vol 18, 1921
6) Patterson's American Educational Directory, A Complete College and School Directory; compiled and edited by Homer L. Patterson, president. American Educational Company; Vol 19, 1922
~data extracted & transcribed by Sharyl Ferrall for Clayton co. IAGenWeb, March 2010
The Elkader Public Schools opened last Monday, September 4th, with an attendance that surpasses that of any previus year, 335 names being enrolled, 162 High School and 173 grade students. It has been our good fortune to secure an exceptionally competent faculty for the coming term. Ten of the members have taught the previous year and four are new teachers. Miss Eva Crowe is temporarily teaching the seventh and eighth grades. She is filling the place of Mr. Maust, the instructor who accepted this position and who, after coming here Friday, left again Saturday, for some unaccountable reason. Below is a complete list of the members of the high school faculty and of the grade teachers:
- High School Teachers -
Prof. J. P. Street, of Elkader, Iowa.
Miss Alice McCredi_, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Miss Elsie Williams, of Earlham, Iowa.
Miss Beatrice Bozarth, of Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Miss Ruth Mallory, of Reading, Mich.
Miss Florence Taylor Cole, of LaPorte, Ind.
Miss Marie Finney, of Madison, Wis.
Harry Conrad, of Elkader.
E. H. Murch, of Albion, Mich.
- Grade Teachers -
7th & 8th Grades - Miss Eva Crowe, of Elkader.
5th & 6th Grades - Miss Gladys McCarger, of Mount Pleasant, Iowa.
3rd & 4th Grades - Miss Jessie Leui, of Postville.
2nd Grade - Miss Erma Lusk, of Marble Rock, Iowa.
1st Grade - Miss Helen Westfall, of Harlan, Iowa.
Our schools opened Monday with:
Superintendent - H. B. Smith, of Dubuque.
Principal - H. Matt, of Farmersburg.
Remaining Departments - Misses La Page, Esther and Alma Helbig, of Dubuque, and Miss Zieman, of Postville.
Wagon Drivers - W. C. Landt, August Doerring, H. C. Berber, Will Hinman, E. E. Burdick.
The school bell rang out clearly Monday morning, calling the children together after a three months needed rest. There were 308 pupils enrolled Monday. Following is the list of teachers:
Superintendent - W. C. Harding, of Strawberry Point.
Principal - Miss Kate Westfall, of Strawberry Point.
Science - Edwin Pebler, of Strawberry Point.
Agriculture - C. H. Obye, of Ames.
English - Miss Margaret Torrey, of Waukon.
Latin & Music - Miss Anita Opperman, of Strawberry Point.
Penmanship - Miss Agnes Cooper, of Masonville.
Domestic Science - Miss Wanda Engelke, of Sidney.
Manuel Training - L. Niemeyer, of St. Paul.
7th Grade - Miss Beulah Larrabee, of Forestville.
Fifth & Sixth Grades - Miss Mildred Finch, of Fayette.
Fourth Grade - Mrs. Martha Perry, of Ames.
Third Grade - Miss Golda Tarbox, of Strawberry Point.
Second Grade - Miss Althea Gibson, of West Liberty.
First Grade - Miss Frances Baine, of Independence.
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 7 Sept. 1916 ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson
School started Monday with the following teachers: Superintendent - A. B. Horton
Principal - Miss Meyers
Grammar - Realto Milewsky
Intermediate - Miss Trygg
Primary - Miss Schumacher
~Elkader Register, Thur., 15 Sept. 1921. Garnavillo column ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson
Clayton co. Music Teachers
A meeting of the Elkader members of the Clayton County Music Teachers' Association was held at the home of Mrs. Adolph Eberhart last Wednesday evening at which time the following officers were elected:
Pres. - Ella Wilke
Vice Pres. - Regina Uriell
Sec. - Mrs. Kathryn Carpenter
Treas. - Mrs. Adolph Eberhart
The Annual meeting of the Association will be held in Elkader about the middle of June, and the members solicit the cooperation of all teachers and those interested. ~Elkader Register, Thur., March 6, 1924. Local News Notes column ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson
The Guttenberg public schools will open on Monday, September 6, 1926, after a three months' summer vacation. The following corps of instructors will have charge of the public schools here this coming year:
Superintendent - E. J. Cooper
H. L. Pesch
Cecil R. Kemp
Elkader Register, Thur., 26 Aug. 1926. Guttenberg News column ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson
The Guttenberg public schools opened on Monday with a large enrollment. Following is a list of the teachers:
Supt. - H. L. Pesch
Home Economics - Miss Jewell Coleman, of Bellevue, Iowa
Music - Miss Helen Coleman, of Bellevue, Iowa
Commercial - Miss Gladys Christensen, of Des Moines, Iowa
English & History - Miss Bonita Finch, of Fayette, Iowa
Science & Mathematics - F. Irwin Smith, of Shelby, Iowa
Normal Training & Principal - Miss Edythe Nelson, of Bode, Iowa
Manual Training & Superintendent - H. L. Pesch, of Guttenberg
First Grade - Miss Marion Barler, of Yetter, Iowa
Second Grade - Miss Charlotte M. Brett, of Spirit Lake, Iowa
Third & Fourth Grades - Miss Helen Ha_ght, of Missouri Valley, Iowa
Fifth Grade - Miss Emma L. Deck, of Marshalltown, Iowa
Sixth Grade - Miss Olive Winn, of Greenfield, Iowa
Seventh & Eighth Departmental - Miss Sadie Bravick, of Buffalo Center, Iowa
Principal of Seventh & Eighth Departmental - Miss Norma J. Herrling, of Charles City, Iowa
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 08 Sept. 1927. Guttenberg column ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson
School began Monday morning, August 20, with the following teaching staff:
Supt. - A. R. Wheeless, Strawberry Point
Principal - Doris Baeir, Epworth
Teachers - Tvadell Brause, Elgin; Edna Cartenson, Preston: Eva Carvey, Fayette; Myra Shipley, New London; Arvid Nelson, Springville;
Junior High School - Helen Tucker, Indianola; Hattie Poffenberger, Dolliver;
Lower Grades - Helen Turner, Fayette: Dorothy Harris, Lorimer; Lottie Whittenbaugh, Oelwein; Bertha Bushboom, Alden; Helen Ford, Cedar Falls;
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 01 Sept. 1927. Strawberry Point column ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson
Our schools opened Monday, August 29, with the following instructors:
Supt. - Ray T. Neff, of Shellbina, Mo.
Primary - Leo Timp, of Ossian, Iowa
Music - Miss Bertha Sawhill, of Winterset, Iowa
Domestic Science - Miss Helen Stevens, of Lime Springs, Iowa
First & Second Grade - Miss Estella Ludeking, Woden, Iowa
Third & Fourth Grade - Mrs. Elliotte Nelson, Luana, Iowa
Fifth & Sixth Grade - Miss Iva Stafford, Luana, Iowa
Seventh & Eighth Grade - Gertrude Ludeking, Woden, Iowa.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 01 Sept. 1927. Luana column ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson
The board of education reports that the following teachers have been signed up for the coming year in the Strawberry Point public school. All of the teachers of the staff were re-elected, but the Misses Brause and Bushboom resigned. Miss Opal Hucker, of Hopkinton, has been hired in place of Miss Brause, but the second grade teacher has not yet been hired. Following is the list of teachers:
Superintendent and History - A. R. Wheeless
Principal and English - Doris Baier
Music and Mathmatics - Merna Shipley
Science and Coach - Arthur Young
Agriculture and Manual Training - Arvid Nelson
Latin - Opal Hucker
Home Economics - Eva Carvey
Principal of Junior High - Helen Tucker
Asst. Principal of Junior High - Hattie Poffenberger
Sixth Grade - Helen Turner
Fifth Grade - Gracia Johnston
Fourth Grade - Dorothy Harris
Third Grade - Lottie Whittenbaugh
Second Grade - Vacant
First Grade - Helen Ford
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 12 Apr. 1928. Strawberry Point column ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson
The faculty of the Elkader public schools is now complete for the coming year, as follows:
Superintendent - J. Dale Welsch, University of Iowa
H. S. Principal - Lawrence Wood, Iowa State Teachers College
Physics and Math - Kenneth Greenley, Iowa Teachers College
Music and Penmanship - Audrey Whipple, Iowa Wesleyan
Commercial - Rosa Horn, Iowa State Teachers College
English and French - Helen Cole, Iowa Teachers College
Normal Training - Louise Thornburg, Parsons
Social Science and Band - Harry Mahannah, Iowa Wesleyan
Physical Training - Physiology and Hygiene - Katherine Patterson, Iowa State Teachers College
Home Economics - Mrs. J. Dale Welsch, Ames
Junior High - Anna McGary, Upper Iowa University
Grade Principal and Primary - Elizabeth Kewney, Iowa Teachers College
Intermediate Principal - Dora Gilfillan, Iowa State University
Intermediate Assistant - Armyn Huglin, Iowa State Teachers College
First Primary - Clara Halvorson, Woods Primary School, Minneapolis
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 26 July 1928. Pg. 1 ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson
Clayton County Rural School Teachers
One hundred forty-two teachers have been engaged for the rural schools of this county, the most of which will be opened for the new school year next Monday. While there are more than 150 such schools in the county, this does not mean that all the teachers have not been engaged. Several of the rural schools will be taught by teachers from counties other than Clayton. Below we print the list of teachers, together with the school each will teach, as furnished us by the county Superintendent, Mary A. Meyer.
Boardman township - 1, Alice Meyer - 2, Madonna Uriell - 3, Charlotte Dinan - 4, Louise Wacker - 5, Dorothy Nelson - 6, Margaret Boland - 7, Eleanor Guyer
Buena Vista township - 1, Iolene Dorweiler, upper grades, and Alvina Hefel, lower grades - 2, Anita Bauer - 3, Martin Riniker - 4, Lorraine Dix
Cass township - 1, Ruth Kamoss - 2, Erma Frederick - 4, Hazel Baumgartner - 5, Irma Connor - 6, Ried Dillon - 7, Alberta Combs - 8, Carol Lee - 10, Joyce Lamphiere
Cox Creek township - 1, Hugh L. Peake - 2, Ivadell Carpenter - 3, Lillian Lamphier - 4, Stella Debes - 5, Florence McDowell - 7, Mary Stence - 8, Ruth Dinan - 9, Florence Kellogg - 10, Viola Nading
Elk township - 1, Bernice Wessel - 2, Faith Appelton - 3, Mae Wathen - 4, Cyril Meyer - 5, Nona Hamlett - 6, Gayle Rizer - 7, Dorothy Costigan - 8, Lucile Conley - 9, Pauline Waterman
Giard township - 1, Evelyn Klima - 3, Florence Tayek - 4, Marie Foss - 5, Elvira Brandsmeier - 6, Ethel Tischhauser - 7, B. M. Broderick - 9, Maria Jane Tapper
Grand Meadow township - 2, Florence Foley - 3, Harold McShane - 4, Marjorie Larson - 5, Lillian Meier - 6, Alma Rugland - 7, Frances Rounds - 8, Florence Erickson
Highland township - 1, William Boland - 2, Irene Minihan - 3, Hilda Meyer - 5, Frances Orr - 6, Eilene Kelleher - 7, Helen Hoffman
Jefferson township - 1, Elva Anderegg - 2, Lucille Beerman - 3, Pearl Ruegnitz - 4, Gertrude Groth - 5, Ruth Mahowald - 6, Jessie Keehner - 7, Edith Harbaugh - 8, Pearl Kottke - 9, Gertrude Beerman
Lodomillo township - 2, Helen Russow - 3, Eleanora Cole - 4, Dale Sauerbry - 5, Helen Wolf - 6, Elizabeth Rounds - 8, Marguerite Thurn - 9, G. Marshall Randall - 10, Edna Thurn
Mallory township - 4, Dorothy Bond - 5, Frank Lee - 7, Dorothy Tomkins.
Marion township - 1, Eileen Gulsvig - 2, Elsie Lindgren - 3, Bessie Anderson - 5, Lillian Meyer - 6, Elma Opsand - 7, Winifred McMillan - 8, Celia Andreae - 9, Gladys Yearous
Mendon township - 1, Anna Schroeder - 2, Edwin Kramer - 3, Genevieve Powers - 4, Kathryn O'Brien - 5, Amy Vulgraff
Millville township - 1, Mildred White - 3, Jennie Radabaugh - 4, Helen Kruempel - 5, Helen Latta - 6, Ruth Schrunk - 7, Ruth Koelker
Monona township - 1, Harriett Schmitt - 4, L'Dean Smith - 5, Irene Johanningmeier - 6, Gladys Ronquist
Sperry township - 1, May Thyer - 2, Dorothy Burke - 3, Deloes Little - 4, Alice Ivory - 5, Deleva Frederick - 6, Dorothy Ridenour - 7, Ethel Oldfather - 8, Donna Debes - 9, Vera Oldfather
Volga township - 1, Wallace Thein - 2, Maudie Oldham - 4, Marie Berns - 5, Clarence Reimer - 6, Delores Hall - 7, Evelyn Bente
Wagner township - 1, Mae Gulsvig - 2, Burma Gulsvig - 3 Ernestine Schoein - 4, Constance Radloff - 6, Ruth Peterson - 7, Doris Cassidy - 8, Mary McNeil
Clayton township - Eagle, Arius Kruse - Hawkeye, Opal Harberg - Oakland, Ilo Plagman - Pleasant Ridge, Wilma Schroeder
Farmersburg township - Equity, Harold Biederman - Hope, Fern Stiehl - Mecklenberg, Grace Matt - National, W. E. Comnick - Pioneer, Lucille Larson
Garnavillo township - Buck Creek, Eunice Pagan - Boden, Marguerite Kenneally - West Side, Margery Schumacher
Read township - Center, Marguerite Roeder - Denmark, Esther Cords - Hanover, Marie Kaiser - Erin, Viola Heiden
St. Olaf Independent - Lower grades, Arleta Wold - Upper grades, Celia Christianson
Clayton Independent - Upper grades, R. V. Luers - Lower grades, Emma Jacobs
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 29 Aug. 1935 ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson
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