Metamora High School

Woodford County, Illinois Genealogy Trails

Graduating Class - 1897

Standing: Blanche Conrad Mason, the teacher and May Zoller Hicks

Seated: Ferdinand Nauman, Bertha Isch Synder, Rosaline Sommer Slane and
William Goldsmith

Sept. 1905
86 children were enrolled in the Metamora High School. Professor Whetzel taught 23 in the high room; 11 in the grammar room taught by Miss Aarabella Nixon; 31 in the intermediate room taught by Miss Rose Monahan and 21 in the primary room taught by Miss Zelma Yambert
Class of 1912, 1913 and 1915 (no graduates in 1914): 1st row - Willard Ranney, Mable Malone Kastien Greiner, Alvina Knoblauch Retzski, William Engel, Clara Ahrens Kamm, Madeline Isch Sullivan & Josephine Eichhorn Dubois. 2nd row - Clifford Stivers, Delia Murray Janssen, Mary Irving, Esther Heininger Pallin, Ida Stivers DeWilde, & Clarence Griggs. 3rd row - William Heinzmann, Joel Ranney, Ethel Murray, Carl Heinzman, Faye Gove Combs, & Lloyd Hockenbury. 4th row - William Stauter, Principal

Metamora Basketball Team - 1919

Left>Right: Rudy Waldschmidt, Hugh Malone, Lloyd Capron, Tilton Murray, Morris Knoblauch, Ralph Ranney and Vivian Heinger

Friday, January 25, 1918: "The MTHS basketball team played the Washburn high school team at Washburn last Friday night, the local boys losing 9 to 41. The evening passenger train, on which the boys expected to return home, did not reach Washburn until 3 a.m. and was from that hour until 6 o'clock coming from Washburn to Metamora on account of the locomotive being unable to keep steam (because of heavy snow blocking the tracks)".

The class of 1919 was the first four year class to graduate from Metamora high school.

Metamora High School Basketball Team


row 1: Russell Shea, Vernon "Bud" Meismer, Eddie Schierer, Dan Wagner, Eldon Mason

row 2: Coach - Bob Grob, Ernie Briggs, Elmer Ehringer, Harold Garber, Bob Martin, Bill Briggs

1941 Class Roll

Elsie Mae Aldridge, Ferne Lucille Bachman, Minerva Jane Bachman, Mayona Faye Brennen, Mary Catherine Ehringer, Rita Ann Elbert, Miriam Margot Gamble, Richard Garber, Francis Richard Giehl, Doris L. Goetz, Richard Hodel, Vida S. Kennel, Ardetta Kern, Loren Leman, Fred McCullough, Lillian L. Meister, Robert E. Moilter, Mary Patricia Murphy, Dorothy Elaine Opper, Russel Schumacher, Melvin G. Sharick, Agnes E. Stickelmaier

Metamora Basketball Team - 1941

Front row: Bobby Garber and Francis Giehl

Back row: John Schmidt, Bob Moiltor and Eugene Schertz

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