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1889 Catawissa area school

Contributed by Kathy Daly

My mother has at some time written the date of 1889 on the back. The picture is almost too faded to read any writing on the front. I know that my ancestors resided in the Catawissa area, so think this might be a school there? The girl in the third row from the bottom, on the left (with what looks like an ink spot on her nose) is Esther Glasnier.  She would be a cousin somewhere in my line. I haven't done too much research on this line. I know that Frederick Bowles, a teacher in the community of Catawissa, had a daughter and a step daughter who both married men named Glasnier. Some of them are buried at the St. Patrick's Rock Church.


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