Michigan Schools

Van Buren County


County
Township/City/Village School Name
District
Section
Address
Notes
VAN BUREN . Salmon 0 0 . now a res.; wood bldg.; Bea Ellis 668-3657 8/27/92; Ask: James Burns - Gobles phone; 30156 29th St., Gobles ? Paw Paw ?
VAN BUREN Almena Township Acorn 31 8 nw corner - past Curtis farms, CR 653 (at 48th Ave) Jim Rowen, Martin, attended school in 1956.
VAN BUREN Almena Township Almena Center 28 2 Almena Rd., east of Almena 1883-1951; Village of Almena called "Almena Center"; Pix: P. 320 V. B. Co. Hist. 6/3/93 wrote Sharon Lantz who attended; Sam Lynch taught 1/2 year ca 1922 (graduate of Bangor HS); Olga (Nakarae) Jeu de Vine attended 1939; Miss Brockway, teacher in 1958 (last teacher before consolidation)
VAN BUREN Almena Township Armstrong Corners 18 3 s. e. corner of M40 & M 43 (gone); Helen Fuller 10/21/92; Avery: George, Gene, Helen (Fuller); res: 2 mi. E. of Hartford; Fractional; Also known as Hyames School
VAN BUREN Almena Township Barringer 9 4 29th Street See Johnstown School
VAN BUREN Almena Township Brandywine 6 9 24221 M-40, Gobles Fractional; Res. (roof was lowered to single story), Owners : Edward Jeschke, Jr. 19490 Brandywine Dr. Gobles, MI 49055 Ph: 628-5346, owned since 1971; Irletta Dean, tacher; Hubert Brouwer, pupil; Walters children, pupils
VAN BUREN Almena Township Hymes (Hyames) 18 3 Corner of M-40 & M-43 See Armstrong Corners School
VAN BUREN Almena Township Johnstown 0 4 1 mile north of M-43 on CR used to be Leversee Rd. Also known as Barringer School
VAN BUREN Almena Township Moore 13 7 Fish Hatchery Rd., east side of road Pix p. 320 Van Buren County History; Per Mrs. Sheffer and Bea Ellis; Teacher, Viola (Shaw) Buis (1923-24); Teacher, Ruth Reynolds
VAN BUREN Almena Township Palmer 26 5 NE corner Almena Rd. - CR 375 & CR 653 completed = sent to Hist. Soc. 3/8/93; See p. 320 Van Buren Co. Hist. for Pix; History: Olga Masten - teacher 1948 - 1951; Prepared booklet for Homecoming;
VAN BUREN Almena Township Solomon 21 0 CR 653 No. of Almena w. side of Cr 653 N. of 38th Ave. Per Kristin Garceau: Dale Conolly 668-3682 9/22/83; land donated by the Solomon family; building was dismantled and perhaps fell victim to arson
VAN BUREN Antwerp Township . 23 0 NW corner of CR 652 & 63rd Ave. 1873 Atlas; Eva Marshall, teacher.
VAN BUREN Antwerp Township Antwerp Center 22 9 CR 657 & 60th Ave. 1873 atlas
VAN BUREN Antwerp Township Durkee 29 3 64071 M-40 at 64th Ave., north of Lawton Dorothy Hanna, Millie (Malito) Weirshuhn (Charles), 64071 M-40, 624-3031; owned by Larry Lyons 8/24/2000 and occupied by Delbert Fields; also known as Porter Centre School.
VAN BUREN Antwerp Township Fitch 0 0 Six miles east of Paw Paw "Dollie Roach is engaged to teach in the Fitch School" - 100 Years Ago, Courier Leader, August 27, 1899
VAN BUREN Antwerp Township Gates 2 1 Corner of Red Arrow Hwy & 24th St. Property deeded to school district from Ezra & Harriet Elizabeth Gates, October 12, 1857.
VAN BUREN Antwerp Township Johnstown 0 0 29th St., 1 mi. N. of M-43 CR 687 & M-43 Per Bea Ellis 8/28/92
VAN BUREN Antwerp Township Number 9 34 0 26th St. 1873 Atlas
VAN BUREN Antwerp Township Number Seven 0 7 CR 354 (Doll's Rd.) & 28th St. Was moved to ?; Pupils: Weldin, Haynes, Lytle families; Per: Dorothy Spencer; Teacher in 1916 - Miss Mildred Gearhart
VAN BUREN Antwerp Township Richmond 9 5 28133 Red Arrow Highway - west side of CR 657 See Pix p.30 V. B. Co. Hist.; A. W. Moshier; Ja S. Bale, W J Bale Property; Red Arrow Storage Site; Ask: Max Harris Rolinda Rumbaugh per Bea Ellis 8/27/92; Wrote SASE 8-3-92; She phoned 9-9-92; Saw: 9-22-92; Pix & Copy; 3 + 4 houses N. side of Red Arrow 4657
VAN BUREN Antwerp Township Steeple 7 2 Intersection of Red Arrow Hwy. & Almena Rd. (CR 653) Dorothy Spencer's Uncle Will Lane lived across rd. from Morrison's, Dorothy rode Bob's pony
VAN BUREN Arlington Township Arlington Center 16 0 . Contact: Dorothy Armintrout, 2815 113th Ave., Allegan, MI 49090
VAN BUREN Arlington Township Cross 36 6 44th Ave. & 48th St. Fractional; Audrey Brigham teacher, graduated Lawrence High School, 1916 (Salutatorian). Normal School for 6 weeks (Kalamazoo). Taught Cross $315/year, did own janitor work, 1400 N. Drake Rd., Kalamazoo, 381-0560, Apt. #155, b. 1898 ne of Lawrence, 1980 residence - Friendship Village, Kalamazoo; pupils - Mrs. (Wm.) Pauline Heldt, Lawrence, Viola Buis, Glenadine (Cross) Lanphear
VAN BUREN Arlington Township East Arlington 0 3 . See Hicks School.
VAN BUREN Arlington Township Garden of Eden 3 1 About center of northern boundary of Section on J. J. Robbins farm "Schools Awake", by George Shutt
VAN BUREN Arlington Township Heath 30 1 CR 681, near 42nd Ave., about 2 or 3 miles north of Museum ( CR 681 & Red Arrow hwy. ) Contact: Fran Carpenter ( Charlotte Stevens ) Ph: 427-7200 ( Geo./Fran ) CR 376 off CR 681, 5th house on rt.; Bob McConnell - 14 Franklin St., Hartford 49057 Ph: 621-4669; Pix by Sam Green 4/28/94
VAN BUREN Arlington Township Hicks 0 3 . See p. 81, 82 , 83 " Times Gone By " - Lawrence. Used as church parsonage; contact - Gerald Hutchins, 43283 CR 673, Lawrence, 674-3917, student;
VAN BUREN Arlington Township Hogmire 8 1 30950 CR 215, Bangor "Schools Awake" by George Shutt; two-story red brick converted to residence; owned by Richard Espinosa in 2004
VAN BUREN Arlington Township Lee 3 0 . .
VAN BUREN Arlington Township Orton 20 2 East central part of section "Schools Awake", by George Shutt
VAN BUREN Arlington Township Swamp 2 2 NE corner of Sec. 2; 28th St. & 24th Ave. Breedsville area Teacher - Cornelia Hurlbut, 1924-25
VAN BUREN Bangor Standard 0 6 CR 378 & 69th St. Built 1871
VAN BUREN Bangor Trinity Lutheran 0 0 115 E. Monroe Founded 1975, Christian School
VAN BUREN Bangor Township Bangor Center 5 4 Kennedy Property .
VAN BUREN Bangor Township Hawley 0 1 near western line of Bangor & Covert Twps. "Schools Awake", by George Shutt. Building was sold and moved off site. Fractional District with Covert Township. Established in 1858. See "A Look at Covert's Heritage", by Pearl Sarno.
VAN BUREN Bangor Township Heath 25 1 41261 CR 681, near 42nd Ave., about 2 or 3 miles north of Museum ( CR 681 & Red Arrow hwy. ) Contact: Fran Carpenter ( Charlotte Stevens ) Ph: 427-7200 ( Geo./Fran ) CR 376 off CR 681, 5th house on rt.; Bob McConnell - 14 Franklin St., Hartford 49057 Ph: 621-4669; Pix by Sam Green 4/28/94; closed 1961
VAN BUREN Bangor Township Johnstown 3 5 M-43 & 62nd Ave., Broe's corners Wm. Starbuck attended 1968-1969; Basil Clinard, Mervin Yeider
VAN BUREN Bangor Township School Section Lake 16 8 S.E. of Glendale per Fran Carpenter 8/28/92; Bea Ellis 8/27/92; Chas Molby
VAN BUREN Bangor Township Van Auken 33 7 4 mi. N. of Hartford house just before school = Helen Fuller's grandfathers.; Teachers: Miss Wood, Mrs. Pansy Drake, & Florence Thomas
VAN BUREN Bangor Township Webster/Webster Hills 0 0 . .
VAN BUREN Bangor Township West Bangor 0 0 6 mi. N. of Hartford, toward Covert Teacher: Lela Van Auken - mother of Helen Fuller; Same as Bangor Center? Helen & Rex?; Bela Kennedy property; west of Bangor toward Covert
VAN BUREN Bangor Township West Brick 7 6 66th St., about 4 mi. west of Bangor Per Fran Carpenter Ph: 427-7200 ( Bangor ); Ask: Pansy Drake - res. Martin Luther Home So. Haven in 90's, but very alert.; taught at West Brick Martin Luther Memorial Home, Inc. 850 Phillips Ph: 637-5147
VAN BUREN Bangor Township Wood 7 8 35594 66th St. In use now; Lela Van Auken taught ca 1903 mother of Helen Fuller; Linda ( Smith ) Starbuck in 3rd grade (only ) ca 1958; est. 1849; built 1869; Linda took pix; Ph: 427-8562; Mary Davis current teacher (1990's)
VAN BUREN Bertrand Township Oak Forrest 0 9 . .
VAN BUREN Bloomingdale area Scott 0 0 . .
VAN BUREN Bloomingdale Township Baseline 3 0 Corner 42 Ave. & Baseline Rd., 3 mi. N. of Bloomingdale Contact: Nathan Baylor, 110 Spring St., P.O. Box 38 Bloomingdale, MI 49026-0038 ; Ph: 521-3400 Home : 521-4446. Extant 1994.
VAN BUREN Bloomingdale Township Beechwood 27 0 CR 380, west of Gobles, CR 665 Contact: Nathan Baylor
VAN BUREN Bloomingdale Township Evergreen 0 7 CR 380 & 44th St. Has been occupied by the VFW until 1998 when put up for sale; Dororthy Armintrout - Allegan; built late 1800's; Ray Melvin 521- 3162. Some records in VBRGS collection.
VAN BUREN Bloomingdale Township Healy 3 12 Corner of CR 390 & 40th St. Consolidated with Bloomingdale in 1953. Per Nathan Baylor; Ex-teacher Helen Lane (Ashley) res. Allegan per Geo. Fritz; still standing (2003) and used as a residence
VAN BUREN Bloomingdale Township Horseshoe 0 0 1/4 mi west of Horseshoe Christian Reformed Church Contact: Nathan Baylor
VAN BUREN Bloomingdale Township Munn 10 6 E. of Bloomingdale, 38 1/2 St. & 1 mi. north of CR 388 Contact: Nathan Baylor who said to contact George Fritz 628-2861 whose mother taught there
VAN BUREN Bloomingdale Township Speicher 33 2 CR 665 & 24th St. Currently a residence for migrant workers
VAN BUREN Bloomingdale Township Wagertown 12 7 CR 390 & 36th St., W. of Gobles Roger Norman, 04059 36th st., Gobles, MI 49055 Ph: (616) 628-4945
VAN BUREN Columbia Township Berlamont 0 0 at Bloomingdale blinker, turn left 3-4 miless to "T" , turn right (north) 1 - 1 1/2 m, to Berlamont; 5 miles west of Bloomingdale Back 1/2 of Church Bldg (Baptist?). Contact : Nathan Baylor; Contact: Gil Lindsey, GTE
VAN BUREN Columbia Township Breedsville 0 1 NW corner of township Source: "Schools Awake"
VAN BUREN Columbia Township Bronson 19 0 CR South of Lacota Extant, but unused. Per: Riley Lynch, (8/20/93) 59084 CR 380 Bangor, Michigan 49013-9439.
VAN BUREN Columbia Township Columbia 10 0 51st Street Source: "Schools Awake"; Teacher - Maude Pollock
VAN BUREN Columbia Township Grand Junction 0 8 . "Schools Awake", by George Schutt
VAN BUREN Columbia Township Lakeside 26 6 CR 380 & 49th St., 2 1/2 mi. E. of Breedsville Pole Barn attached now; Wood Building; See V. B. Co. Hist. Fuller p.115; Contact Nathan Baylor 4 Jan . 1994; Teacher: Marian (White) Pfister
VAN BUREN Columbia Township Saddle Lake 22 7 SW central of section "Schools Awake", by George Shutt
VAN BUREN Columbia/Geneva Ackley 36 7 SW corner CR 681 & CR 380 - about 5 miles from Bangor Riley Lych; Lillian Brunner - pupil; picture page 20 Van Buren County History
VAN BUREN Covert Township Bartley 0 4 . Established in 1861. See "A Look at Covert's Heritage", by Pearl Sarno. See North Mill School.
VAN BUREN Covert Township Brown 0 6 . See Kenney School.
VAN BUREN Covert Township Fish 28 2 ne corner of 78th Street & 38th Avenue, Fish Corners Contact: Lucille Hawley Dent, 17 Nov. 1993, 2631 N. 33rd St., Galesburg, MI 49053 Ph: (616) 665-9131; Mother : Mary E. Donahue Hawley attended - also uncle Martin Donahue & Willis Knapp. Established in 1856. See "A Look at Covert's Heritage", by Pearl Sarno.
VAN BUREN Covert Township Kenney 0 6 . Established in 1864-65. Also known as Brown School. See "A Look at Covert's Heritage", by Pearl Sarno.
VAN BUREN Covert Township North Mill 0 4 . Established in 1869. See "A Look at Covert's Heritage", by Pearl Sarno. Also known as Bartley School.
VAN BUREN Covert Township Packard 0 0 24th Ave., w. of M- 40 Source: Ludwig Valdauf; built in 1868, closed in 1932. See "A Look at Covert's Heritage", by Pearl Sarno.
VAN BUREN Covert Township Paulville 0 3 . Established 1877. See "A Look at Covert's Heritage", by Pearl Sarno.
VAN BUREN Covert Township Sinkler 0 1 . Fractional with Watervliet Township, Berrien County. Established in 1856. See "A Look at Covert's Heritage", by Pearl Sarno.
VAN BUREN Covert Township Village 0 5 . Established in 1869. See "A Look at Covert's Heritage", by Pearl Sarno. Originally Watervliet Township, Berrien County.
VAN BUREN Decatur Township East Decatur 3 5 Southeast corner of 39th St. & 72nd Ave. Fractional. Mabel Schanemen?; See p. 514 of Decatur " Scrapbook" History; Marian Pfister gave recitation desk from East Decatur School to Lawton Museum in 1995.
VAN BUREN Decatur Township East Valley 13 2 CR 669; about 1/2 mi. east of junction of CR 352 & CR 669 Fractional; Anne Stephen attended 1942, graduated H. S. 1946; teachers - Mrs. Snyder + Jo Bray; See Index of Decatur "Scrapbook" History
VAN BUREN Decatur Township McWilliams 0 6 M-51 & 76th Ave. Fractional; Built 1886; See Lyle Family in Van Buren Co. History p.192; Catherine Howland - Teacher - 4 yrs. 1926; See Also Howland Family Hist. V.B.Co. Hist. p.155; p. 1446; closed in June 1941
VAN BUREN Decatur Township Ormsby 17 7 SW corner of 82nd Avenue and 42nd Street
M-51 + 42nd St.
Pix 5/31/94 Ron; Eagle Lodge 1947
VAN BUREN Decatur Township Shaw 35 1 . Mrs. Richard (Mary Ellen Labadie) Hemingway, 39273 CR 669, Decatur, MI 49045 Ph: 423-8449 will loan record book of her father's - Wes Labadie - to be copied.; Wesley Labadie d. June 6, 1993; Wickett Corner - same side as Howe's
VAN BUREN Decatur Township West Valley 0 3 CR 669, near intersection of 42nd St. Burned ca 1984
VAN BUREN Decatur Township & Hamilton Township . 0 4 . Fractional; Teacher - Fern Geer
VAN BUREN Geneva Township Chambers 0 4 Corner of 67th St., south of Phoenix Rd., north side of road Source: "Schools Awake"; Teachers - Bonnie Wesley, Gertrude Trigg
VAN BUREN Geneva Township Geneva Center 36 6 CR 384 & 64th St. Per: Rex Pierce
VAN BUREN Geneva Township Hunter 0 0 . Established in 1847. Site now occupied by a recreation of the original log school, and is used as a playhouse.
VAN BUREN Geneva Township Jericho 32 3 CR 380 & M-43 Building used as party store; built in 1882
VAN BUREN Geneva Township Lacota 15 1 SE corner of R. S. Chappell farm; Clark's Corners Barbara W. Wood " Lacota " 1997; "Schools Awake", by George Shutt
VAN BUREN Geneva Township Lafler 27 5 West of Monks Corner on CR 380 J. G. Lafler property In Notebook; Pix: p. 30, V.B.Co. History; Bell Hudson, Rex Pierce; Sam Lynch teacher for one year
VAN BUREN Geneva Township Lannen 5 4 Pheonix Rd. ( CR 388 ) C. H. Mott property
VAN BUREN Geneva Township Lull 0 0 . Erected about 1855, built of logs;
VAN BUREN Geneva Township Maple Grove 24 4 CR 689 + M-43 2 mi. w. of Maple Grove Church on M-43 6/92 pix Pierce; Teacher: Chapin Mac Allister - friend of JRC d. 1991 Marguerite - Nursing home in Farmington, MI
VAN BUREN Geneva Township Riverside 0 8 NW corner CR 384 & 68th St. East of Maple Grove Now a res. Per: Rex Pierce ( 6/26/92 ); Per: Helen Fuller - N. W. of Paw Paw - N. of Clapp school; Teacher: Hazel- Mau - house?; 2 Riversides Helen & Rex unsure; teacher in 1907 - Ida A. Trigg
VAN BUREN Geneva Township Sheldon 14 0 northwest corner of 60th St. & CR 384 Now a storage building
VAN BUREN Glendale Standard 0 8 Across street from Glendale Cemetery Per: Helen Fuller. Sign on school said 1880. School was destroyed by a tornado, as well as church across street. Property has been sold. Only thing left is the old well that was behind the school (Info. Provided by Beverly Chase)
VAN BUREN Gobleville White 0 0 . Paw Paw True Northerner, September 13, 1895: "Gobleville: Chas. Boughton of Decatur commenced school in the White Schoolhouse Monday."
VAN BUREN Hamilton Township Barber 10 7 SW corner of Territorial Rd. & 51st Street See p. 47 "Times Gone By" Lawrence; building burned
VAN BUREN Hamilton Township Bell 31 8 92nd Avenue Also known as Phelps District; C. Howland, Peggy Cornish; teacher 1941-1942 - Marian Pfister
VAN BUREN Hamilton Township Bidlock 0 0 . See C. Howland; See Field School -Thelma Graham
VAN BUREN Hamilton Township Celery Center 0 9 Decatur west on M-51, south on CR 215, corner of 92nd Ave. Dorothy Parker - Teacher
VAN BUREN Hamilton Township Code 0 6 M-51 W. & 47 1/2 Street See Notebook; Catherine Hawland-6 Years 1934-1940; Jay Hemenway loaned books, Retd 4/2/94, 51390 Gards Prarie Rd, Decatur, Ph: 423-7172
VAN BUREN Hamilton Township Corwin 5 1 56th St. + CR 360, past Nesbitt school on Rd. to Corwin Nancy Corwin; Pix-p.21 Van Buren County History. Helen Fuller; Teacher, Florence Thomas; teacher, Ruth Dobson, mother of Irwin Barker
VAN BUREN Hamilton Township Field 29 4 NW corner of 92nd Ave at 54th street. Teacher: Catherine Howland 6 years There in 1931; p. 495 " Scrapbook "; Thelma Graham - Decatur, T. A. Graham, 306 E. Edgar Bergen Blvd. Decatur 49045, 423-8238; Hamilton Chapel across street; Extant.
VAN BUREN Hamilton Township Haydon 0 3 Corner 56th St. + C. R. 352 (Terr Rd. ); Decatur/Keeler Rd. + 681 Now Wedder Mach. shop on site. Pole building.; Sarah Jackson 2/10/93 - relatives went there nee Adams, Blanche Goodrich and brothers, Clifford, Ormond, George Leonard. Larida Scott attended one year at same time as Blanche Goodrich
VAN BUREN Hamilton Township Lee 12 3 CR 358 & 78th Ave. Contact: Don Marks 624-6668; See: Decatur Scrapbook - William Graham; See V.B.Co. Hist. p. 128 - p. 26 - pix
VAN BUREN Hamilton Township Nesbitt 4 2 CR 215 & 76th Ave. Steve Peterson 674-8730; See Lawrence Library - 1976 Centennial book p.102 " Times Gone By "; See p. 1447 " Scrapbook " of Decatur History
VAN BUREN Hamilton Township Phelps District 31 8 . See Bell School #2
VAN BUREN Hamilton Township Red 0 7 . p. 47, 48, 49, 50 " Times Gone By "; Pauline Heldt, 1976 - Lawrence Centennial
VAN BUREN Hartford . 0 5 . Teacher in 1866, Joseph Miles
VAN BUREN Hartford Hartford South Elementary 0 22 . Not a one-room schoolhouse; personal collection of Florence Thomas, teacher, 1974
VAN BUREN Hartford Township Brown 23 4 2 mi. east of Hartford and about 1 1/2 to 2 miles south Mary Martin (Stockwell) taught, Mrs. Stockwell; picture Copied 9/20/92; 2/10/93 talked with Mrs. Stockwell. She got a book for Christmas which mentions Brown school. Oscar J. Dowd was pupil and teacher, 1912
VAN BUREN Hartford Township Hyde 12 9 71311 County Line Road, corner of 72nd Lawrence Township then # 12 Hartford Township; See p. 91 "Times Gone By" -Lawrence; Florence ( Walker ) Watson 90 yrs. taught at 18 yrs. of age. 24-44 children; fractional
VAN BUREN Hartford Township Irish 31 1 72nd Ave. + Co Line Rd. 71311 Co Line Rd. Fractional; Barbara Zvonar, 4620 Wil O Paw Drive, Coloma, MI 49038-9534; Ph: 468 - 6057 attended in 1930's 25 Feb. 1994 Sent info + Pix. 21 apr. 1994; Her 1st Teacher - Otta Helwig + Miss Carmody; Extant, Built 1892; extant
VAN BUREN Hartford Township Miles 10 2 SE corner of 52nd Ave. & CR 687 rec'd info + pix 7-30-97; Catherine Carney - Teacher; 1910 Pix in Van Buren Co. History, p. 320
VAN BUREN Hartford Township Myles 1 2 52nd St. & CR 687 Contact: R. L. McConnell, 14 Franklin St., Hartford, MI 49057; Catherine Carney, teacher
VAN BUREN Hartford Township North Bell 0 0 Southwest of Hartford Mrs. Stockwell 9/24/92; Pix very faint - no copy mat; Helen Fuller 10/21/92
VAN BUREN Hartford Township Rush Lake 0 9 67926 CR 372 Ask: Mary Stockwell; Ask: Bob McConnell (lived at Rush Lake)(Museum, 14 Franklin, Hartford 621-4669; D. Spencer's mom (Clara Birdsell) taught there 1893
yr. b-4 marriage. Sample of wedding dress ( D. has it - thick gray material: Indian Cemetery - Pokagon - chief Simon; Ph: 621-3390
VAN BUREN Hartford Township Stickney 0 0 NW of Abbott School or NW of Hartford Per: Helen Fuller; Teachers: Ida Stickney, Octavia Forebush
VAN BUREN Hartford Township Stoughton Corners 0 8 63125 52nd Ave., SE corner of CR 687 Mrs. Copp took pix 9/10/92 w/Ron + Bob McConnell; Pix copied 9/22/92; Ph:624-4603; Se Corner of 52nd Ave + CR 687; Fuzzy's Barn Antiques, chain link fines, flea will Paw; Owner: James O. French ( Mrs.) was Butcher, dau. of Howard ) l. there one mi from corner; STOUGHTON CORNERS - Students included: Family of Doolittle; Family of Winch (Lucene & boy); Family of Darlington
VAN BUREN Hartford Township Thomas 0 10 . .
VAN BUREN Keeler Township Abbott 11 1 . Leslie Melville - pupil & teacher; Helen Fuller; Chas. Walkers 39 acres
VAN BUREN Keeler Township Baker 13 4 2 mi. E. of Keeler; By Keeler Lake; cor. 60th St. & C R 352 (Terr. Rd), corner of 60th St. & Territorial Rd. Sarah Jackson, mother of Toni Benson, attended grades 1-8, until 1945. Knows Avery (Helen Fuller) 1-8 grades -1945; Iola Fuller: " The Loon Feather "; Pansy Drake taugh 1921-1922
VAN BUREN Keeler Township Brague 5 2 Close to Hartford/Keeler township lines (northern) Source: "Schools Awake"
VAN BUREN Keeler Township Byers 3 10 N. east of ? Lake, W. of Keeler, past Sykes School Per Helen Fuller
VAN BUREN Keeler Township Gregory 34 6 Intersection of Napier Ave. & CR 687 Brick - 2 room school, See KRONE ( Kay's ); p. 22, Van Buren County History.
VAN BUREN Keeler Township Hill/Hills 36 0 Corner of 60th St. & CR 687 Built 1865; Ask: Donna Moulton - Dowagiac / Sister Lakes ph.; Wilkinson ( Moulton's dau. ) ; Family has complete set of school records; See p. 22 V. B. Co. Hist. " Hill" Keeler township; See p. 502 V. B. Co. Hist. Wilkinson Family
VAN BUREN Keeler Township Keeler 22 7 . See p. 21 V. B. Co. Hist.; school burned in 1930, new one reopened in 1932
VAN BUREN Keeler Township Sister Lakes 31 9 . Fractional; Copied Mrs. Stockwell's picture 9/22/92; 1921 - 1922 - teacher Mary Martin (Stockwell); fractional school, ie, part Keeler, part Cassopolis; Teacher - Irene Wiles
VAN BUREN Keeler Township South Bell 0 0 N W of Keeler or S W of Hartford Helen Fuller 10/21/92
VAN BUREN Keeler Township Sykes 20 3 Keeler-Territorial Road 2 mi. W of Keeler Helen Avery - pupil 1929; 3rd gr.
VAN BUREN Keeler Township Wilder 10 8 SW portion on 135 acre farm of W. S. Wilder (1895) "Schools Awake", by George Shutt
VAN BUREN Kibbie Webb 0 0 . Teacher, Mrs. John Tripp in 1871.
VAN BUREN Lawrence . 0 0 Current location of Lawrence High School contact: Kate Beaugrand Cook
VAN BUREN Lawrence Allen 14 1 56072 48th St., Lawrence MI 49064 Fractional; See "Times Gone By", P. 36 Res. Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Paschal bought 1971; Ph: 674-8991; Sent to Hist. Soc. 3/8/93; Dorothy Parker, teacher
VAN BUREN Lawrence Township Arlington Heights 34 5 nw corner of section See p. 40 "Times Gone By" - Lawrence; Teacher: Laura Garrod - Aunt of Helen (Garrod) Fuller; Pupil: Dau. of Helen Garrod. (Wm. Sr.)
VAN BUREN Lawrence Township Barnes 0 6 Corner 48th Ave & (C.R. 215?) Bangor Rd. Built in 1883, closed in 1946; church 1946-1969; converted to residence.
VAN BUREN Lawrence Township Braybrooks 28 4 Corner of 68th Street + CR 215 p. 205, volume 1 Decatur Scrapbook " Frank Flagg- Barefoot Boy"; Edna Johnson (mother of Andy Myers) went to school; see also: Irwin Barker 624-1578 (64th St.). See p. 51 "Times Gone By" Lawrence; Teacher, Pansy Drake, 1920-21
VAN BUREN Lawrence Township Glidden 0 0 E. of Lawrence Gone; Helen Fuller 10/21/92
VAN BUREN Lawrence Township Hyde 7 2 SW corner of section Lawrence Township then #12 Hartford Township; See p. 91 "Times Gone By" -Lawrence; Florence ( Walker ) Watson 90 yrs. taught at 18 yrs. of age. 24-44 children
VAN BUREN Lawrence Township Lanphear (Lamphere) 20 5 NW corner of the nw quarter of Section See p. 94 " Times Gone By " - Lawrence
VAN BUREN Lawrence Township Monroe 34 7 NE of Lawrence Fractional; Built 1878; "Times Gone By" page 99; Audrey Brigham attended & taught, died Dec 10, 1994
VAN BUREN Lawrence Township Museum 0 3 2nd house E. of Museum Per Ruth Sieners; One is E. of Museum ( Dist #1 Fr. ? ); Ask: Fran Carpenter 422-7200; Per Charlotte Stevens;
VAN BUREN Lawrence Township Plopper 0 1 Corner 64th Ave + 40th St. (Per Irwin Barker - 624-1578); See p.110 " Times Gone By " - Lawrence; See Decatur History Scrapbook 291, 767, 769, 778, 1161, 1086; Built by Harry Lurkins grandfather Sanders; 8/1/93-Robert Cody (Quering), Marian Cody; contact - Gerald Hutchins, 43283 CR 673, Lawrence - 674-3917; Clara Castle attended from Primary-8th Grade - remembers Pom Pom Pull Away; teachers: Mildred Hendrickson, ----- Carrington;
VAN BUREN Lawrence Township Poplar 0 0 46th St. & 54th Ave. .
VAN BUREN Lawrence Township Prospect Lake 22 3 50th St., between 64th + 68th Ave. Audrey Brigham: teacher after having taught at CROSS & MONROE. Grad. 1916 & taught CROSS.; ref. CROSS - p. 71; See p. 104 "Times Gone BY" - Lawrence; See p.55, V. B. County History (Audrey Brigham Monroe School); burned in 1943; Contact: Irwin Barker, 31452 64th Ave. Lawton 624-1578; teachers, Blanche Denton & Mabel I Boyer (b. Sep 1, 1889-d. Dec 4, 1996)
VAN BUREN Lawrence Township Shafer Lake 19 7 W of Taylor Lake See ps. 113 & 114 " Times Gone By " Lawrence; Originally " Danks Dist " until 1960. per John Shafer
VAN BUREN Lawrence Township ? McVey 0 0 . .
VAN BUREN Paw Paw Old Red Brick 0 0 . The public school system has undergone many changes. In 1922 after demolition of the Old Red Brick School, a new school was opened on Michigan Avenue. In 1924 the school was affiliated with Western Michigan University. The Cedar Street Elementary school was comp;eted in 1954 to relieve over-crowding
VAN BUREN Paw Paw Paw Paw District 0 0 . Overview of Paw Paw Schools history
VAN BUREN Paw Paw Township Barnum 0 0 across from 46483 Red Arrow Highway West Contact: Gloria Fornoff, 24843 CR 358, Lawton, MI; Marie (Sheldon) Sheffer, 51944 30th St., Paw Paw, MI
VAN BUREN Paw Paw Township Brummel 0 0 W. Red Arrow Highway near 39th St. " Asa Lewis, while at work in a gravel pit near THE BRUMMEL SCHOOL HOUSE yesterday, was caught in a cave-in & was buried to his neck. Injuries Slight."; August 23, 1893 = "100 Years Ago " Courier Leader.
VAN BUREN Paw Paw Township Clapp 0 5 Hazen St. 52nd Ave; W. side of road Hood, Muzrin, Woodman, Nelson, Fred Pugsley, John Tapper Sr., Edgar Austin. Per Bea Ellis 8/27/92; Teacher, Helen Avery, 1947
VAN BUREN Paw Paw Township Lee 28 4 Paw Paw - Decatur Road, 38th St. (Not M-51 ) Per: Leona Washburn 14 Apr. 1994; Per: MacGregor ( James ) 710 Fletcher, Kal. 49007 Ph: 381-8172; Torn Down Jan 13, 1961; Teacher, Marian Pfister
VAN BUREN Paw Paw Township Lyle 0 6 M-51, So. of Red Arrow big Pond between Eagle Lake; corner of M-51 & Paw Paw Rd. Eagle Lake; See V.B.Co. Hist.; See: Decatur Scrapbook History; burned down
VAN BUREN Paw Paw Township Riverside 0 5 52nd & Hazen Sts. Beyond Clapp School;
VAN BUREN Paw Paw Township White Oak 36 9 CR 665, west side of road (M. Mahoney property in 1895) Fractional; Lyle Parker - taught 1924-1925, 1 year before marriage & 1 after.
VAN BUREN Paw Paw Township Wildey 9 3 42nd St. Ask: Bernadette Lamphear 657-7163; Roylinda Rumbaugh: Cem. 42nd St., N. to cem.; school still in use as home.; Wilbur Fuller: Golf course rd. N. to 1st + rd. turn rt. to next + rd., turn left. 1st place on left, b-4 new houses; burned down and rebuilt
VAN BUREN Pine Grove Township Becker 12 0 NE corner of 23 1/2 St. & 5th Avenue Contact: Richard Holland, keyboardkop@yahoo.com
VAN BUREN Pine Grove Township Brown 0 3 CR 388 - 1 Mi. E. & 1 Mi. N. (used to be called Pine Grove corner) Contact: Helen Rynbrand, (13 Oct. 1993), P.O. Box 522, Oshtemo, Michigan 49077; Nee Merrell; also known as Pine Grove Corner School or Pine Grove School.
VAN BUREN Pine Grove Township Cobtown 0 0 West on Van Buren St., 2 Blocks. Left on Glover, SE of Kendall Contact: Estes Leversee - Gobles 106 Glover St.; took pic. of his picture of Cobtown school w/ Gilbert Deuel, 25 Aug. 1993) Ph: 628-2357; residence
VAN BUREN Pine Grove Township Kendall 22 1 . "Schools Awake" by George Shutt
VAN BUREN Pine Grove Township Mentha 0 0 . Elaine Fuller + brothers attended per George Fritz - 16 Jan 1994;
VAN BUREN Pine Grove Township Muck Kids One Room School Group 0 0 . From Obit. of Peter J. Ora Jr.; " A member of the Muck Kid One Room School House Group " Per James Mac Gregor - same as Mentha School
VAN BUREN Pine Grove Township North Point 5 4 31856 M-40 Highway, corner of M-40 & CR 380
M-40 + CR 380 - 2 mi E. of Wagertown school
Res.; Per Mrs. James MacGregor, Roy Winters, her father, taught there
VAN BUREN Pine Grove Township Old Pine Grove 22 2 Corner of 32nd St. & CR 388, south of Gobles 2 mi. Teacher: Catherine Howland - 1 year Wrote her 4/4/93 for info; Read pix + info 6/20/93 ; See notebook
VAN BUREN Pine Grove Township Pine Grove Corner 0 3 . See Brown School #2
VAN BUREN Pine Grove Township Quail Trap 0 8 Corner 12th Ave. & 26th St., 1 mi. n. w. of Kendall Contact: Mrs. James A. MacGregor, 710 N. Fletcher - Kal. Ph: 381-8172
VAN BUREN Pine Grove Township Veley 0 0 03935 CR 653, Gobles MI Ph: 628-5501 Owners: Marlan & Phyllis Harvey
VAN BUREN Porter Township Adams 24 4 sw corner of CR 352 & 23rd St. Now Vineyard Grange Hall; Across from Gilbert Deuels; pupil 100 years ago Jennie Cleckner (mother of Fullers), Harlan Fuller; Doriel Riggs & family attended
VAN BUREN Porter Township Bell 0 6 S.E. corner Shaw Rd + 31st St. Teacher - Harold ( ? ) Beck early ( Wilbur Fuller ) his mother's cousin (Bill Kohns (father of Don), Myrtie), Jennie Cleckner, Earl Fuller ). See Page 1237 & 85 Scrapbook Decatur History; Susie Van Hise, teacher, September 13, 1913; teacher - Sarah Cook
VAN BUREN Porter Township Chamberlain 0 2 Corner of M-40 and 78th St. closed 1935 - Wendell Wickett published "Lawton Depot"
VAN BUREN Porter Township Kinney 0 5 CR 652 at 90th St. Teacher - Warren S. Corey, brother of Nelson Coren born in 1816; Teacher - Whilma Lee, 1920
VAN BUREN Porter Township Maxam 0 9 94th Ave. & 27th St. Built 1887; closed 1936; burned May 1988
VAN BUREN Porter Township Number 1 0 1 CR 354 Katherine Turner, mother of Ward Cornish taught
VAN BUREN Porter Township Number Eight 15 8 80th Ave + 28th St. See " 100 yrs. Ago " - Porter - Sept. 7, 1892; Floyd Nesbitt; See p. 85 Decatur " Scrapbook " History; See p. 319 Van Buren County History Pix; "100 years Ago - April 13, 1892; Florence Hall - teacher
VAN BUREN Porter Township Porter Centre 21 3 CR 352 at 28th St. " 100 years Ago " , Sept. 7, 1892 - Porter; "Miss Jennie Perry - teacher; Teacher: Mae Streeter - 1917; see Durkee School.
VAN BUREN Porter Township Purgatory 17 10 31512 CR 352, Lawton Residence; Teacher - Bertha Frisbee, 1888
VAN BUREN Porter Township ? Boyce 0 0 South off Turner Rd. CR 354 Sylvia (Baldwin) Mortimore, 31512 CR 352, Lawton, MI 49065, Ph: 624 - 6113; may be District #1
VAN BUREN Porter Township? Turner 0 0 Turner Rd. (CR 354) Teacher - Kathryn Turner, aunt of Ward Cornish; students - Dallas Abbott, Irene (Irwin) Peterson (from 1930, age 5); For 6 years, then moved to Prairie Ronde Twp. for 1 year, then consolidated and all went to Mattawan.
VAN BUREN South Haven North Maple Grove 0 0 1/4 mi. W of church Church now
VAN BUREN South Haven Township Deerlick 21 3 N of Covert S. of So Haven; Blue star highway towards Benton Harbor House now
VAN BUREN South Haven Township Law 0 0 M-140 & CR 380 or 16th St. ( Airport Rd. ) Now First United Pentacostal Church; Pix 12/11/92 - Rex Pierce
VAN BUREN South Haven Township Westgate 36 7 CR 380 & 72nd St., 2 mi. w. of Jericho now a home; Rex Pierce; res. of Mr. + Mrs. Jeffery Driery 12/11/92 Pix - Rex Pierce
VAN BUREN Waverly Township Austin 0 0 35th Street, west of M-40, across from Austin Cemetery .
VAN BUREN Waverly Township Bell 2 0 Corner of 37th St. & 24th Ave. Pupil - Rasmussen ( Koopsen ) Grad. at 16 yrs. Decatur H. S.; H. S. at 12 yrs. Teacher - Hazel Mau (Marr?); 1938 - 1942 Pupils : Doris Johnson, Barbara Mabel Page, - Dillinbeck(,) Dragan - Lillian, d., Alfred, Nemeth: Francis, Grace; student - Ruby Walters ca 1927; students in 1937 - Howard Warner & Jim McLeese
VAN BUREN Waverly Township Dayton 10 7 M-43 1/2 between Glendale + Armstrong Corners (The Camp Corner) "Waverly: Miss Minnie Whipple will teach the Dayton School this winter" From: 100 years ago " Oct. 5, 1892; Leona Washburn-taught music,
VAN BUREN Waverly Township Glendale 0 0 Across road from cemetery, CR 665 See STANDARD school
VAN BUREN Waverly Township Gliddenburg 31 8 . See Leslie Cole - Paw Paw - records; Fred Pugsley; See " 100 years ago " 11/ 2/1892; Audrey Brigham - teacher; Marie ( Leonard ) student 657-3846, 657-4835
VAN BUREN Waverly Township Lakeview 0 0 Glendale True Northerner, newspaper, Paw Paw, September 3, 1897; True Northerner, September 3, 1897, Lakeview School District, "Nora McFarlin closed her school last Friday".
VAN BUREN Waverly Township Myers 0 2 South of Bell #2 Dorothy Armintrout; Mother of Dorothy ( Reese ) Armintrout taught one year, either at Bell ( # 2 ) or Myers. Her name was Mildred Stoughton m. Carl Reese
VAN BUREN Waverly Township River Valley 0 10 40th St. near 48th St. Teacher - Lela (Washburn) Brown
VAN BUREN? Lawrence Township? Rice Lake 0 0 Grant District .



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