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9 posts
Nov 05, 2008
3:29 PM
I sent you the attachment of South East Union School. I don't see the post of this and wonder if you had got it or not? Also I wonder if I could sent you some old photo and you post for me??

Thank you

374 posts
Nov 07, 2008
12:43 PM
Yes, I did receive the photo, but I have not had a chance to post it. My "edit" features for this site have not been working. I am in the middle of moving and can only get on the computer while at the historical society. I will get to these things as quickly as I am able. The technical difficulties will need to be reported to "citymax" as soon as I have time. I truly apologize for the delay on all of this.

Hang in there - I'll be back!
375 posts
Nov 09, 2008
1:12 PM
From School Ledgers
South Eastern Union School 1897-98 - Emma Houch.
Names listed: Pearle McGrady, Florence McGrady, Lillie Noon, Lillie Black, May Winchell, Lizzie Houch, Tillie Houch, Emma Houch, Bertha Engel, Cicilia Olson, Flora Murphy, Mary Murphy, John Houch, Frank Black, Lewis Black, Sydney Murphy, rank Foy, Earl Foy, Ola Olson, John Noon, Earl Noon, Bennie Noon, Frank Olson, Glenn Engel


Last Edited by on Nov 25, 2008 9:40 AM
11 posts
Nov 22, 2008
7:06 AM
I just sent you five attachments and will you pls put title on each of them. ? Thank you!

Have a nice day!

383 posts
Nov 25, 2008
9:34 AM
Here is the HOUCH/BRANT Family album in our Picasa Web albums:
Click on photo to open album. If you have G-mail, you can post a comment under photo.

Last Edited by on Nov 25, 2008 9:34 AM
384 posts
Nov 25, 2008
9:54 AM
I added the Cloverdale School Souvenir, ca. 1904, to the school ledger album:
School Ledgers
Click on photo to open album. You can enlarge the photo, read details and if you have G-mail, you may leave a comment under photo as well.
470 posts
Oct 05, 2009
9:39 AM
I contacted the Whiteside Regional Office of Education. They offered the following information regarding Union School:
Okay, Denise, here’s what I did find. Mina Loomis is listed as an ungraded school teacher in 1897 in Prophetstown Post Office district, but doesn’t say the name of a school. In 1899 she is listed at Lyndon school in the Graded Schools. There are some students listed in the 8th grade for S.E. Union school (there is also a SW Union School) in the years, 1899 Lillie Black is listed as not making passing 8th grade grades, in 1899 Lizzie Houch and Lillian Noon are listed as not making the passing grades from SE Union. Flora Murphy listed as graduate in 1901 SE Union, Lizzie Houch listed as non passing 1900

Then in 1904 Earl Noon is listed in Cloverdale School (non-passing) and Cloverdale is on our list. Cloverdale is located on Ralph McCreedy’s property which is South East of P’town and as near as I can tell sort of near the corner of routes 172 and 92. It is listed as district 78.

Mr. Steinert is here today and he said all the information is on this list, the big map and the ledger books. He wouldn’t know who to ask where the school was. I think either it is the Cloverdale School, or it was located in a house or something for a short time before Cloverdale. Morrison Library has some information, but not sure how much.

You should come and check it out sometime just for the fun of it!

Hope this was some help.

Mary E

Whiteisde ROE
15 posts
Oct 11, 2009
12:28 PM
Hello Denise!

Been a while since I came here to post.

I was so happy to find this obit. here of my ggrandfather Elijah Wells Osborne and wondered to see if you would find obit on my ggrandmother Nellie (Schieferdecker) Osborne whom was married to Elijah Osborne. She died on Feb 25 1988 and buried at Tampico Cemetery. Thank you!
472 posts
Oct 11, 2009
12:52 PM
HI Lisa,
1988 is too late for our Tampico Tornado newspaper (stopped printing in 1966). It is indexed for the Sterling Gazette newspaper:
Osborne, Nellie Schieferdecker (Elijah) obituary 25 Feb 1988;A2;7
I can transcribe it on my next visit to the library or you can contact the Sterling Library and request a copy be sent to you (small fee).

760 posts
Aug 11, 2011
8:01 AM
June 25, 1929
The first reunion of the Houch families was held in
Riverside park Sunday, June 23. A picnic dinner was
served at 12 o'clock.

The day was spent visiting and games were enjoyed.

Charles Houch of Monrovia, Cal., was an honored guest. It was voted to make the reunion an annual event and the following officers were elected; President, Mrs. Ernest Toppert, Sr., of Prophetstown; vice president, Mrs. Casper Sandrock of Morrison; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. Charles Reider of Sheffield. The entertainment committee was appointed as follows: Mrs. Casper Sandrock of Morrison, Mrs. Albert Reider of STerling, and Mrs. Gus Roman of Prophetstown.

Those present for the occasion were Charles Houch, of Monrovin, Cal; Mr. and Mrs. Gus Brewer, Mrs. and Mrs. Frank Pryor and daughter Maxine, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Pryor and son Claude. Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Reider, Mr and Mrs. C. A. Reider, Mr. and Mrs. ARthur Neillsen, Harley and Clarence Reider, all of Sheffield: Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Reider,ofMineral; William Toppert and the Misses Helen and Ruy Kinkaid of Annawan; Mr. and Mrs. Michael Houch and children, Lowell, Lowell, Genevieve and Melvin, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Vandermoon, of Hooppole; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Topper, Sr., and son Lloyd, Miss Miriam Weber, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Toppert, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Toppert and sons Clarence and Clyde, Mr. and Mrs. Ham Warner and children, Althea, Margearet, Rogene and Phyllis, Mr.a nd Mrs. Ernest Toppert, Jr., and children,Geraldine. George and Burdette,Mr. and Mrs. Gus Roman and children, Macy, Harley and Wayne, and

Chas. Houch of Prophetstown. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Reider and Carl Houch of Sterling, and Mr. and Mrs.
Casper Sandrock and children, Ruth and Vera of Morrison.

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