Hungerford School Buildings -- includes PHOTO

"Through the Years"


Hungerford Township Schools
by Don Held

Hungerford No. 1 – SW ¼ of SW ¼ of Section 2 – Known as “The Riediger School”

Hungerford No. 3 – SW ¼ of SE ¼ of Section 30 – Located in the village of James.

Hungerford No. 4 – NW ¼ of NW ¼ of Section 15
            After the school closed the building was purchased by Jack Shaulk and moved to NW ¼ of NW ¼ of Section 28 and converted to a home which is still occupied. Teachers from the 1930’s until closing:
            Miss _______ Stack (her first name is Mary)
            Miss Caroline Uhl
            Miss Alma Becker
            Miss Betty Jauer
            Mrs. Lillian Plumer
            Mrs. Lucille Mathas

Hungerford No. 5 -  SW ¼ of SE ¼ of Section 26 – Known as “The Junck School”

Hungerford No. 6 -  SE ¼ of SE ¼ of Section 14 – Known as “The Jauer School”

Hungerford No. 7 -  SE ¼ of SW ¼ of Section 28 – Known as “The Woolworth School”.  The first building was destroyed by fire in the middle 1930’s and was replaced with a more modern building with a basement. Building is now occupied as a home.

The areas of No. 2 and No. 3 were consolidated with the Hinton Public School located in the town of Hinton. 

These were all of the township schools before being consolidated into the Hinton Community School District.

In September 2007, the Plymouth County Coordinator, Linda Ziemann, took this photo of an old schoolhouse located on a farm property located 8 miles west, 2 miles south of Hinton, Iowa. This old building sits on the building site of the farm located 1 1/2 miles south of the SW corner of Section 8. No one was home and I did take the liberty of taking this photo. I was told that there is talk of "torching" the building after the harvest is finished 2007.

This school was moved a couple of times, I was told. The school was orginally located East of Hinton. After researching the early township maps, it is assumed that very likely this was Hungerford No. 1, in Section 2.

Perhaps this is not No. 1, another researcher believes that No. 1 was moved into James and made into a house. Anyone else have any ideas about the below school house identification?

Please email if you can verify the school's original location.

~photo taken September 2007, by Linda Ziemann

~old schoolhouse on the Leonard Kroll farm building site



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