Thursday, April 8, 2010
Click the map and it should open large enough to read. I've circled HESCH land in red & SAND in blue.
Some interesting things:
♦ I've wondered where the "Wheeling Schoolhouse" was--and there it is, south of Mike Sand. It was the Wieling school, kitty-cornered from Henry Wieling's land, but actually on Sand property in 1920. It was District #17, the school Olivia (Dehler) Kelzenberg taught for years.
♦ Speaking of schools, District #41 WAS just west of Buckman. (Anon says it was about a block west of the old Zenners store, was in use from about 1910 to the mid 1930s, and that it was moved to a site south of Mayhew Lake. It's a private home now that beautifully retains the original schoolhouse look. THANKS, Anon!) This was the map I saw it on ☺, as well as the plat of Buckman itself (below). Yes, there were a lot of one room schools in the township, but that was true of every township in the state by then.
♦ Otrembas owned land along the top edge of the township as well as in Agram and Pierz townships to the north.
♦ It's really neat to discover familiar names like Schmolke, Mischke, Mueller, Hortsch, Sitzman, Suess, Zenner...and to notice that the Janson farm was owned by Joe Brandl in 1920.
♦ The village map is particularly interesting in light of the list (on the post below) of businesses in town five years later:
"...a bank, two groceries, two general stores, a garage, two hardware stores, a blacksmith shop, two farm implement houses, a harness shop, a confectionary and a creamery. It has a public school, a parochial school and a Catholic Church..."
♦ Have you noticed the main street names, btw? St John Street was/is Highway 25, and the cross street is St Peter Street. They're used on the censuses, too, along the left side of the page.
♦ Makes ya wonder which Peter and which John got to name them?