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Lebanon, Ohio (1855-1917)
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STUDENTS & FACULTY

The school had about 80,000 graduates. The names of a small handful of them (as submitted by researchers or as posted elsewhere on the internet) are listed below. The list is slowly growing. If you would like to add your ancestor to this list, send an email to Arne H Trelvik with whatever information you might have about their attendance at the school. I'd be happy to include a photo and short bio if you have them.

Students listed at the "Southwest Normal School" in the 1870 census
Students listed at the "Normal School" in the 1880 census
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SURNAMES BEGINNING WITH
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Bain, Baker, Baldwin, Bangham, Bartlett, Barwise, Batterson, Battin, Beachler, Beekman, Bean, Behymeyer, Belch, Belknap, Benedict, Benham, Bennett, Berger, Berry, Biel, Bigony, Bilyeu, Bishop, Blackford, Blair, Blaisdell, Blake, Bobbitt, Boden, Boggess, Bone, Boudinet, Bovey, Bower, Bowles, BowmanBowyer, Brady, Bradley, Brammeier, Brant, Brattain, Breese, Brewer, Brewster, Bridwell, Brigham, Briton, Brittain, Brodbeck, Brouse, Brown, Brumbaugh, Bryant, Buchanan, Buchman, Buel, Burdine, Burgess, Burns,

BAIN
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BAKER
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BALDWIN
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BANGHAM
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  • Mrs. Emma Bangham
    • Following excerpted from 6 Apr 1939 Obituary found at the Warren County Genealogical Society ,
      "Clarence Wyly Turner attended school at the National Normal University and graduated in the Scientific Class of 1891. He frequently attended the General Reunions, the last time in 1936 when the Class of 1891 held their 45th anniversary. Mrs. Emma Bangham, of Lebanon was a classmate.
      Mr. Turner was a graduate of National Normal University and had as classmates Dr. J. V. Mulford, Miss Eunice Mull, J. S. Morris and others who remember him well. He was a regular visitor here for the annual reunions."
BARLETT
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BARWISE
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BATTERSON
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BATTIN
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BEACHLER
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  • George Washington Beachler (1832-1913)
    • from Centennial Portrait and Biographical Record of the City of Dayton and of Montgomery County, Ohio
      "George W. Beachler was reared on the homestead in Jackson township, was educated in the common schools, and afterward in the National Normal university, at Lebanon, Ohio, in which he prepared for teaching. Beginning life for himself as a teacher, he followed that vocation for eight years. In the spring of 1864 he located in Miamisburg and established himself in the grocery business, at which he continued seventeen years, and at the end of this time engaged in the sewing machine, gun and fishing-tackle business, in which he has ever since been successfully employed. In 1892 he added a bicycle department to his store, and in this branch has built up an extensive trade."

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  • Wm. Beachler, B.S. 1888, Brookville, Ohio
    • A Roster of the Alumni and Alumnae of the National Normal University (Lebanon, Ohio: Alumnal Association, 1893), 14
      B.S. '88.      Brookville, O.

BEEKMAN
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  • Mary (Beekman) Kemper (1873-1901)
    • 26 Sep 1901 Western Star obituary form the Warren County Genealogical Society collection says,
      "Mary came to Lebanon to attend the Normal school in 1889, and here met Walden L. Kemper to whom she was united in marriage September 12, 1891."
BEAN
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  • William H. Bean
    • Beers History of Warren County, page 727,
      "He received his education at the National Normal School of Lebanon, graduating from the Commercial Department of that college in 1866"
BEHYMEYER
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  • Ella Behymeyer
    • Photo from a group of ca. 1896 student photos contributed by Bill Bronsch on 7 July 2004 who writes:
      "On the back is also written Williamsburg, OH. Clermont Co.
      Other info I received:  Another location she might have lived is Fayette, OH. She also attended the college in 1889."
BELKNAP
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  • John Franklin (Frank) Belknap
    • A Roster of the Alumni and Alumnae of the National Normal University (Lebanon, Ohio: Alumnal Association, 1893), 15
      "Belknap, J. F. B.S. '85, B. A. '86; Aoyoma, Japan. Prof. of Philosophy."
    • Richard Jacobi writes on 14 November 2006,
      "My Grandfather, John Franklin (Frank) Belknap received a BS degree from NNU in 1885 and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in 1886. After receiving a Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree from Boston University in 1889 he went to Japan as a Methodist missionary. There he met and married my grandmother, Mary Vance. He later practiced law in Norman, Oklahoma ."
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  • Edna (Belch) Hewitt (1859-1926)
    • Former Lebanonite Dies In Georgia, The Western Star, Lebanon, Ohio, Thursday December 9, 1926
      "... She was born at Pisgah, Ohio Nov. 14, 1859, her maiden name being Edna Belch, and married Prof. H. P. Hewitt, November 12, 1891, at Lebanon, Ohio. She with Prof. Hewitt graduated at the National Normal University at Lebanon in the class of 1884. ..."
BENEDICT
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BENHAM
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BENNETT
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BERGER
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  • H. Casper Berger, Chalk Level, Virginia
    • H. Casper Berger 1883 Autograph Book contributed by his grandson, Robert G Berger who writes, "I came accross an autograph book of my grandfather's H. Casper Berger from 1883 with notes of congratulations from fellow classmates. Most are dated in July evidently following graduation. They mention accounting."
BERRY
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BIEL
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BIGONY
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  • Ira F. Bigony
    • Alumnal Associaion, A Roster of the Alumni and Alumnæ of the National Normal University, Lebanon, Ohio, (Lebanon, Ohio, Alumnal Association, 1893), page 16.
      Bigony, I. F.    B. S. '89
      Leelan, O. Principal of Schools
    • Anna Maria Sophia (Brammeier) Harms Photo Album
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  • J. F. Bigony
    • Alumnal Associaion, A Roster of the Alumni and Alumnæ of the National Normal University, Lebanon, Ohio, (Lebanon, Ohio, Alumnal Association, 1893), page 16.
      Bigony, J. F.; B.S. '91. M.D. '92
      Kirkersville, O.
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  • W. M. Bigony
    • Alumnal Associaion, A Roster of the Alumni and Alumnæ of the National Normal University, Lebanon, Ohio, (Lebanon, Ohio, Alumnal Association, 1893), page 16.
      Bigony, W. M. B. S. '80, B. A. '90
      Kosse, Tes. Teacher.
BILYEU
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BISHOP
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BLACKFORD
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BLAIR
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BLAISDELL
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BLAKE
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  • Thomas H. Blake
    • from Beers History of Warren County page 727,
      "he applied himself resolutely to study with a determination to gain an education. He subsequently attended school at Lebanon, afterward attended a term at Delaware College, and then he entered the Normal school at Lebanon and prepared himself for teaching. He followed the profession of a teacher in the district schools of the county for six years."
BOBBITT
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BODEN
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BOGGESS
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BONE
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  • Elias L. Bone
    • from page 795 of Beers History of Warren County,
      "...returned to Lebanon, where he attended the normal school for two terms."

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  • Lizzie (Bone) Wiley
    • from obituary in the 12 May 1904 Western Star, held by the Warren County Genealogical Society
      "She had made an extended visit here last summer at the home of Mr. Huse Bone and attended the reunion of the Scientific Class of '83, of which she was a member."
 
BOUDINET
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BOVEY
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  • Rebecca (Bovey) Irons (1 Jan 1849 - 7 Mar 1907)
    • following extracted from obituary in the 18 April 1907 Western Star held by the Warren County Genealogical Society"
      "Mrs. Rebecca Bovey Irons was born near Cardington, Ohio, Jan 1, 1840, died at Mt. Vernon, Iowa, March 6, 1907. She was a student in the N. N. U. in 1859."
BOWER
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BOWLES
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  • Florence (Emma) Bowles
    • Image from 1893 Class Photo contributed by Jim Keim on 12 Dec 2003
    • from Card File at Warren County Historical Society:
      • Bowles, Florence (Emma); B.S. 1893 (also 1894-1895 & 189-92); see Mrs. E. D. McCafferty; Allison Park, PA; Ohio written below entry
BOWMAN
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BOWYER
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  • Lizzie Bowyer
    • Alumnal Associaion, A Roster of the Alumni and Alumnæ of the National Normal University, Lebanon, Ohio, (Lebanon, Ohio, Alumnal Association, 1893), page 18.
      Bowyer, Lizzie. B.S. '89, B.A. '90
      Mason, O.
    • Anna Maria Sophia (Brammeier) Harms Photo Album
BRADY
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BRADLEY
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BRAMMEIER
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  • Anna Maria Sophia Brammeier
    • Alumnal Associaion, A Roster of the Alumni and Alumnæ of the National Normal University, Lebanon, Ohio, (Lebanon, Ohio, Alumnal Association, 1893), page 18.
      Brammeier, Anna.
      Durango, Colo. Teacher
    • Anna Maria Sophia (Brammeier) Harms Photo Album
    • 16 Jan 2011 email from Wayne Webb of Berryville, Virginia who writes,
      What follows is a bio of Anna provided by my Mother who was one of Anna’s children.
      " Anna Maria Sophia Brammeier daughter of Henry(Heinrich) K Brammeier and Anna S Brammeier
      March 7, 1868 Born at Wilton Iowa
      1888 Graduated from the Norton Normal + Scientific Academy in Wilton Iowa
      1889 Graduated from the National Normal University at Lebanon Ohio
      She always received the highest possible grades whatever she studied.
      1887-1890 She passed exams for teaching in Iowa and Durango, Colorado
      1890 - 1893 She taught math in the Durango High school at Durango, Colorado. She received a lovely letter from the students telling her how they appreciated her as a teacher and a friend.
      1893-1894 She taught in the Wilton public schools.
      1894 She applied for a teaching position in the English-German College at Wilton Iowa and began teaching in August 1894
      1898 She attended the University of Chicago
      1899 December 26 she was married to John H Harms at her home in Wilton Iowa.

      She had 6 children .
      Henry Bennett Harms b 24 April 1901 d
      Lillian Harms b 15 October 1904 – d 17 August 2004
      And twins Anna Leota Harms b 18 March 1906 –d 23 August 2009 and Helen Leona Harms(my mother) b March 18, 1906 d 17 Feb 2004
      Lewis W Harms 6 July b 1910 - d 4 Sept 1998
      And a child named Ester that died at age 9 months.
      1909 she spent a month in a tuberculosis sanatorium at Montclair Colorado.
      1952 1 June Died of old age at her home in Loveland Colorado

BRANT
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BRATTAIN
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BREESE
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BREWER
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BREWSTER
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BRIDWELL
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BRIGHAM
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  • Joseph Henry Brigham (1838-1904)
    • Photo courtesy American Civil War Research Database by Historical Data Systems, Inc. [used with permission] which contains the following:
      "Colonel BRIGHAM was born at Lodi, Ohio, December 12, 1838. He was educated in the common schools, with one year at Berea University and one at the Normal School Lebanon, Ohio."
      Source:  Society of the Army of the Cumberland, 1904
BRITON
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BRITTAIN
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BRODBECK
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BROUSE
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  • M. M. Brouse
    • Alumnal Associaion, A Roster of the Alumni and Alumnæ of the National Normal University, Lebanon, Ohio, (Lebanon, Ohio, Alumnal Association, 1893), page 2-.
      Brouse, M. M. B.S. '76.
      Eaton, O.
BROWN
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  • Robert W. Brown (1892-1946)
    • "Obituary; Robert W. Brown," unnamed paper dated 26 Sep 1946 on file at the Warren County Genelaogical Society
      ". . . He was a graduate of the Lebanon High School in 1910, and of the old Lebanon University in 1912. . . ."
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BRUMBAUGH
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BRYANT
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BUCHANAN
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  • James William Buchanan
    • Born Feb. 19, 1863, Clark Co., Ind. F. Silas Buchanan. Mar. 9, 1825, Clarke Co. Ind. M. Sarah Anne Reynolds, Nov. 27 1831, do.
      Teacher. Prepared in Lebanon, Ohio, National Normal Univ. Teacher in High School, Spokane, Wash. Deacon in Christian Church, 1902-04; member of Spokane Science Club, 1902 -- Address, 1617 Gardner Ave., Spokane, Wash.
      Submitted 15 May 2007 by: Michelle Kennedy Byrd citing "The Alumni Record of the University of Illinois at Urbana: Including Annals of the University ... edited by Frank William Scott 1906, Pg. 274"
BUCHMAN
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  • John Wesley Buchman
    • Image: Diploma offered by Goodwill Auction at http://www.shopgoodwill.com/ . The diploma was for John Wesley Buchman who completed the Scientific Course of Study and Training on July 31, 1881. The item was offered by Goodwill in Akron, Ohio with the auction closing 13 Sep 2012.
BUEL
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BURDINE
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BURDSALL
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  • A.H. Burdsal
    • Photo from a group of ca. 1896 student photos contributed by Bill Bronsch on 7 July 2004 who writes:
      "On the back is also written Owensville, OH.
      Other info I received:
      Another location he might have lived is Cincinnati, OH."

BURGESS
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  • Mary Owens Burgess (1846 - 1893) - 1874, Classical Course
    • Obituary in the 4 May 1893 Western Star says,
      "She attended Shepardson College at Granville one term and then entered the National Normal University at Lebanon as pupil and teacher. Graduating in the classical course in 1874, with the highest honors she was made the valedictorian of her class. She was immediately elected a regular member of the faculty of that school and taught there most acceptably for two years. She resigned at the end of the second year because of failing health."
BURNS
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