Hobart Township School, District #9, Lennertz School
Our last school is the William Lennertz School which was located southwest of Hobart at 57th and Liverpool Road. Interestingly, it was located opposite the Lennertz property, on the east side of Liverpool Road, in "Schnabel's Woods', between Eugene Chandler's and Walter Buzecho's respective homes. The bulk of information about this brick one room schoolhouse comes from handwritten notes found in our archives. The notes are unsigned and undated and written in blue ink in a shaky hand. Apparently, it is someone's remembrances and is highly detailed. Without this information, assuming it is correct, we would have little known about Lennertz School.
It cites the teachers as first, Emily Hayward, then Bliss Roper, followed by Dora Stafford. (Based on the 1900 U. S. Census, Emily Hayward, age 30 is unemployed; Bliss Roper, age 19, is listed as having been a teacher for one year.) So, these facts give us some idea as to a timeline. The notes state that Emily kept her horse in the Lennertz barn during school hours!
The following were listed as students: "Gertrude Lennertz (Kraft), Frances Lennertz, Laura Lennertz; J ohn, Carl and Esther Lennertz; Josephine , Kate and Frank Deppe; Frank and Laura Reissing; Warchus children; Bolt and Born children; Schnabel children; Case Children; Halstead children; Hayward children; Wm. Reissig family; Ewigleben children; Nicholas." If you look at the plat map you can find most of these surnames.
So, we belatedly thank our unknown contributor for these details. I have an idea who this person was, based on some other information in the notes, but need to compare some handwriting and do more research. That could become a future post!