Henry No. 4 -- PHOTOS
Henry Twp Dist #4 Aug. 30, 1920-May 20, 1921. Taken Monday, Mar. 22, 1921
Henry No. 4
Teacher, Evelyn Stodden, taught this school 1922-1926.
Photo below taken in the Spring 1925
(This below identification was on the album page with this photograph.)
In the back is Miss Stodden, middle is Minnie(Koch) Schmitt, Irene, Roma (Koch) Kendall, Charlotte Koch, front is Esther (Koch) Schlerf, Eugene Ward,
~Note: Minnie Koch later became one of the teachers in this school.
Tire Swing: Minnie Koch, Alma Kluver
Tree: Charlotte Koch, Irene Lapou
Identification for this picture:
In the back in thetree: Carl Lapou
Boys in tree: Dale Henry
Left Photo: Minnie, Charlotte & Alma
Right Photo: Esther & Phyllis Ward
Henry No. 4, 1925
Miss Evelyn Stodden, (teacher)
Pupil, Minnie Koch, sitting on a fence - 1925
Boys: Earl Klaschen, Melvin Koch, Marvin Kluver
Henry No. 4, 1925, Group of Boys
Teacher, Miss Elizabeth Stodden 1926-1927, Henry No. 4 school
Minnie Koch taught Henry No. 4, 1942-1948
The following pictures were found in Minnie's scrapbook by her son, Randy Schmitt.
All of the above pictures were submitted for posting by the son of one of Henry No. 4 school teachers, Miss Minnie Koch (who married Alfred Schmitt on May 21, 1949.) See below the message from her son regarding these photographs to this Plymouth County Coordinator. A HUGE thanks goes to Randy for sharing his Mother's treasured pictures!
Mom passed away May 26, 2009. I am just getting around to going through her photo albums and have come across pictures of her years in teaching country school. As a retired teacher of 34 years, I am so happy about your research into early rural education. I am including the first set of scans of Mom's second year of teaching which I believe would be at Henry #4. Her pictures are glued into the album so I am using our new hand held scanner and hope the results are acceptable. Mom has written near each picture a few details including names and events.
Thanks for your work in such a special project. I had told Mom about this before her health declined and she was very interested. I know she would have loved to see your work, but I know she has seen it in a special way since her passing. She enjoyed her years teaching even if there was much work involved in walking to school, readying the heat and keeping 8 grades organized. Our best, Randy and Marilyn Schmitt
SPECIAL MEMORIES from MINNIE KOCH SCHMITT
Born May 11, 1918
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