Metamora Schools
Woodford County, Illinois Genealogy Trails

Oakenwald School is located in District 36, northwest of Metamora in Partridge Township.

Standing (L>R): Marie Broers Obert, Herman Elbert, Frank Broers, Charles (Tip) Broers, Clara Baggs Robertson, Lillian Elbert Waldschmidt, Kate Heininger Kerker, Lillian Ahrens Crawford, Elsie Baggs Ely Rohman (Mary Ray, teacher), and Florence Elbert Seckler Ahrens.

Seated (L>R): Ed Heininger, Reynold Butte, Julius Gardner, Helen Butte, Ernest Gardner, Elmer Baggs, Marie Ahrens Griffeths, Susan Ahrens Kammerer and Bena Heininger Dubois

Happy Hour School

The Happy Hour School district was located four miles southeast of Metamora. At the end of the school year, a picnic was held with parents joining the children. This picnic was held several years before the schools consolidated.

Metamora, Illinois, Friday, September 13, 1957

Open House Sunday, Sept. 15 at Morsetown School in Observance of District's 100th Anniversary

Morsetown School, District 42, located in Section 4, Metamora township, 3 1/2 miles northeast of Metamora, pictured, and still in use is the only remaining one-room school in Woodford county. The school also has the distinction of being the first free school in Woodford county and one of the first free schools in the state of Illinois.

Next Sunday, Sept. 15 from 1 p.m. till 8 p.m. "Open House" will be held at the schook, marking its one hundreth year. There will be an informal program and an exhibit of interesting articles connected with the school's existence, also a history prepared by H. L. Dyar, former superintendent of schools in Woodford county and printed in a booklet will be available to visitors.

The Centennial Committe, a group of the patrons and directors of the school are in charge of the "Open House". They cordially invite all to visit the school on this occasion.

Mrs. Ralph (Bernice Hahn) Schertz is the teacher of the school. The brick building, the successor of the first frame building in the district, where school was started in 1836, was erected during the years 1854 to 1858.



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