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Updated 08/19/2022
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Miscellaneous School Records


Teaching Certificate, J.H. McDonald, 1865

Clayton co. Schools, 1882 - Chapter VII, History of Clayton Co.

Teaching Certificate, Sarah Cannon (later Sarah Young), 1889
Teaching Contract, Annie Cannon (later Anna Hahn), 1890

Allamakee co. Teachers Institute, Clayton co. attendees - 1903

International Correspondence Schools 1891-1908 - Clayton co. people who purchased courses of study

Educators from Clayton county - misc. 1902-1935, teachers, principals, superintendents & other school officials

Iowa State College Alumni giving a Clayton co. address as of 1914 - covers grads 1872-1917

Iowa State Teachers College - summer 1931, Clayton co. students

Clayton co. Spelling Bee Winners, 1926-1935

8th Grade graduates, 1923 (off-site Allamakee co.) - includes several Clayton county 8th grade graduates

8th Grade Rural & Parochial graduates, 1929

8th Grade Graduation, 1937 - Graduation program, list of rural school graduates & honor students

Clayton County Annual Spelling Contest, ca1937-1944 - lots of schools & names

Northwestern University students with a Clayton co. connection

Town and Township School Records & Photos
The historical notes are abstracted from the township histories in the 1882 Clayton county history book.

Boardman Township & Elkader schools
Historical notes: The first school-house in the township was erected in Pony Hollow and was built of logs. The school was taught by Miss Melissa Howard. The earliest records regarding school matters was in 1848, when A. D. Griswold was Inspector of Schools for the township. The first school-house in Elkader was built in 1847, on the west side of the river, on Front street. The school was taught by Miss Woodward.

Boardman township:
* Boardman township county schools
* Pony Hollow schools, District No. 1 & No. 2 - misc. data

Elkader Schools:
* Elkader Public schools & Elkader Independent School District - misc. data
New content added 08/17/22 (1915 grads, photo & names)

* Elkader High School Freshman class of 1923-1924
* Elkader High School Tatler 1927
* Elkader High School Tatler 1929
* Elkader High School Class of 1930 Annual "On Elkader" - photo, history, will & graduate notes; roster of 1930 Junior & High students
* Elkader High School Fire, 1936
* St. Joseph's Catholic School
* Elkader Junior College

Buena Vista Township schools
Historical notes: The first school house in the township was built by George Cleaveland for a dwelling, but was purchased by the district for school purposes. Miss Mary Shipton was the first teacher. In 1879 a fine brick school-house was erected.

Cass Township & Strawberry Point schools
Historical notes: In the fall of 1851 the first school was opened in the township, taught by Alex Blake. By 1882 there were eight school houses in the township, and one in Strawberry Point
* Strawberry Point Schools - HS photo, brief history, misc. graduation rosters
* Heddleson School District #5

Clayton Township schools
Historical notes: In 1881 there were were five school buildings in the township, and 350 children enrolled.
* Clayton township schools - misc. data

Cox Creek Township schools
Historical notes: The first school in Littleport was taught by Cynthia Abbott. The first school in Mederville opened in 1857, and was taught by John Nugent. By 1881 there were eight school-houses in the township, and 362 children of school age.
* Cox Creek township schools - misc. data

Elk Township schools
Historical notes: The first school-house in Elk Township was constructed of logs, in 1850, and was on the southeast quarter of the southeast half of section 24. The first teacher was David M. Zearly; J.B. Bloodsworth was the Treasurer, and he and John Lockridge were two of the first three Directors. Philip Fishel was the third Director. In 1881 there were nine schools in the township, and eight school-houses. One school was taught in a church building.
* Elk township schools - misc. data & photos

Farmersburg Township schools & Farmersburg school
Historical notes: It is believed that the first school-house in Clayton county was built in what is now Farmersburg twp., in the Pioneer district, in section 10. The school served children from many miles around. The first school-house in the village of Farmersburg was of logs and built in 1848 by Alva Hazen. The first school in Windsor was taught by Miss Whitney in 1868. In 1881 there were 8 school-houses in the township.

Farmersburg school
* Farmersburg school - photos & misc. rosters
* Farmersburg Athletic teams

Farmersburg township country schools
* Farmersburg township schools - misc. data
* Equity School Independent District - photos & misc. information

Garnavillo Township & Garnavillo schools
Historical notes: The first school-house was built about 1844, as a Congregational church: it was situated in the western part of Garnavillo, near the cemetery. Garnavillo was made an independent school district, March 27, 1876. In 1881 there were 7 school-houses in the township.
* Garnavillo Public Schools - photo & misc. data
* Garnavillo township schools - misc. data

Giard Township schools
Historical notes: The first school building was a log-cabin on section 29, and taught by Mary J. Neill, who afterward married the Rev. William McCormick. In 1855 a frame school-house was built on section 30. In 1881 there were eight schools, and 441 pupils enrolled.
* Beulah school children picnic, 1899
*
Giard school, 1st reunion, 1992

Grand Meadow Township schools
Historical notes: In 1881 there were seven school-houses in the township and about 225 children of school age.
*
Grand Meadow township schools - misc. data, photo

Highland Township schools
Historical notes: School-houses were built on Section 8 & 15 in 1854. In 1881 there were nine school-houses in the township. The 1886 Warner-Foote atlas of Iowa shows 10 schools in Highland twp.
* Highland township schools - misc. data
*
Kennedy school #6, 1904/1905

Jefferson Township & Guttenberg schools
Historical notes: The first school board was elected in 1858: Eliphalet Price, president; Jonathan Kauffman, vice-pres.; James Schroeder, sect'y; Ebenezer Wood, treas. Directors: John Andregg, M. Esser, F. Hineck, Joseph Wehrcamp, C.P. Goodrich, H.H. Smith, William Overbeck & Conrad Mueller. The school-house had been built some years earlier

* St. Mary's School, Guttenberg, Graduation program 1921

* Guttenberg High School "One Hundred Years of Excellence" 1888-1988:
Brief history, Alumni Committee & Superintendents
GHS Graduates 1888-1919
GHS Graduates 1920-1929
GHS Graduates 1930-1939
GHS class photos
GHS miscellaneous photos

Lodomillo Township schools
Historical notes: The first school-house in the township was built in 1846 on section 36. It was taught by Charlotte Mulliken. The first school-house in Edgewood was built in 1874 and was taught by Miss Lane.

Mallory township schools
Historical notes: The first school-house was built near Osterdock. In 1881 there were eight school-houses in the township.
* Mallory township schools - photos & general info.
* Mound school No. 4

Marion Township schools
Historical notes: The first school was in section 36. In 1881 there were nine school-houses and 390 school-age children.

Mendon Township, McGregor & Marquette (North McGregor) schools
Historical notes: The first school-house was built in McGregor on Ann street, by Alexander McGregor. It was the second school in the county north of the Turkey river.
*
Mendon township schools - misc. data
*
Marquette High School graduates 1925-1952
*
McGregor High Graduates: 1874-1922 ** 1923-1935
* McGregor 8th grade, 1930
* McGregor HS graduation, 1934
* McGregor schools - miscellaneous
* Swede Ridge No. #5 - photos, news article & souvenir booklet

Millville Township schools
Historical notes: In 1881 there were six school-houses in the township and 234 pupils enrolled.

Monona Township, Luana & Monona schools
Historical notes: The first school was taught in the residence of P.P. Olmsted by Mrs. Wiltsey in 1845. The first school-house was built in the NE part of the village of Monona in 1849. A log school-house was built in Hardin about 1852. In the winter of 1854/55 a school was taught in Luana, Andrew J. Felt teacher.
*
Luana School - student photos & misc. school notes
* "Who's Who in Luana Hi" - a series of student biographies, 1928-1934:
1928 * 1929 (1928 & 1929 are complete, more to come)
* Monona twp. School Register, 1850
*
Monona township schools - misc. data
* Monona HS Graduates - misc. class rosters & class photos
* Monona High School - photos of the old school
*
St. Patrick's Parochial school, Monona - misc. graduates & photos

Read Township schools
Historical notes: The first school-house was built of logs in 1850 and taught by James O'Kief. In 1881 there were 5 school-houses in the township.
*
Read township schools - misc. data
*
Clayton Center school

Sperry Township schools
Historical notes: In 1881 there were eight schools in the township and one graded school in Volga City.
*
Sperry township schools - misc. data
* Ross School - photos & other info.
* Volga High School Graduates, 1885-1961

Volga Township schools
Historical notes: The first school in the township was taught by Martin Garber in 1853. The first school-house was built in Elkport in 1854. In 1881 there were seven school-houses in the township.
* Volga township schools - misc. data
* Elkport School, Volga twp. - Misc. data and photos
* Elkport school grounds, students & teachers
* Lundt School, No. 2 aka Ruegnitz school - photos & misc. data

Wagner Township schools
Historical notes: The first school-house was built of logs about 1850, taught by Laura Williamson. Another, built about the same time, was taught by Sara J. Patterson.
* Wagner township schools - misc. data
* Gooding School, No. 7, Wagner twp. (rural Farmersburg)

 

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