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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
unknown students (can you help?)

SURNAMES BEGINNING WITH
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Cadwallader, Caldwell, Campbell, Carey, Carle, Carpenter, Carrey, Carson, Cass, Castle, Cavanaugh, Caywood, Chandler, Chaney, Chapman, Cheek, Chilton, Choguill, Christie, Clark, Clodfelter, Close, Coe, Cole, Collard, Collett, Collins, Colville, Conger, Conlon, Conner, Constable, Cook, Cooper, Conrey, Corcoran, Corrington, Corson, Corwin, Cosby, Counts, Covault, Cowan, Crane, Crawley, Creager, Crispin, Crockett, Cromer, Cronebach, Crumley, Cunningham, Currey, Cusick, Custer,


CADWALLADER
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CALDWELL
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  • Samuel L. Caldwell.
    • Message posted on the Warren County OH Message Board posted 4 Feb. 2002 by Pam Wagner indicates
      "His biography in a Nebraska history states that he attended National Normal University at Lebanon and completed a 'scientific course' in 1880"
CAMPBELL
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CAREY
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CARLE
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  • James S. Carle.
    • See Biographical Sketch from "The History of the State of Oklahoma 1908"
      "After attending public schools in his home district and in Indianapolis, he received first-class collegiate training, at Franklin, Indiana,at DePauw University in Greencastle, and later at the Normal College in Lebanon, Ohio. He earned his college education. The first money toward that purpose was the proceeds from a field of wheat that he planted and tended to the harvest. Other funds to help him through college were obtained by teaching school."
CARPENTER
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  • John Edward Carpenter.
    • "The education of John Edward Carpenter was rather limited in his youth, for his school advantages were poor and the best part of his training came after he had left home, first going to school during the summer months while teaching in the winter terms, and later attending the normal schools of Valparaiso and Ladoga, Indiana, and the Holbrook Normal School at Lebanon, Ohio. His friendship for the Holbrook method and the Holbrook grammar is still marked in his reminiscences of his days under Professor Holbrook, the great and eminent Ohio educator." See Biography
CARSON
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CASS
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CASTLE
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  • James T. Castle
    • "J. T. Castle, Eupora, Miss." written on back of photo contributed 20 March 2004 from the Photo Album obtained by Lisa & Don Howell at the Elizabeth (Fisher) Adams Estate Sale
    • Warren County Historical Society Card file
      James T. Castle, Eupora, Miss. 1894, BS-1895, BA-1896 with a later address of 424 First Av., Pittsburgh, PA.
CAVANAUGH
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CAYWOOD
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  • Jno. Caywood, Miles City, Custer Co., Mont.
    • "Jno. Caywood, Miles CIty, Custer Co., Mont." written on back of photo contributed 20 March 2004 from the Photo Album obtained by Lisa & Don Howell at the Elizabeth (Fisher) Adams Estate Sale
    • Warren County Historical Society has two cards in their file.
      One list a John Caywood, Mont. 1894-1895.
      The other lists a Jonathan Caywood, Mont. 1894-1895

     

CHANDLER
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CHANEY
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CHAPMAN
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  • Dr. O.P. Chapman
  • 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 Locust Grove, OH.
    Other info I received:
    Another location he might have lived isPort Royal, KY., Henry County. He was also a Doctor. He received a B.S. in 1898."

CHEEK
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  • J. C. Cheek, BS. 1883
    • Milan, Tenn. Supt. Milan Public Schools
      (entry from 1893 Roster of the Alumni and Alumnæ of the National Normal University, Lebanon, Ohio)
    • The carte-de-visite image added 2 Jul 2006 courtesy of the Ford & Nagle website who indicate that they also have some NNU class photos and photos of other students. Their caption for the image reads:
      "J.S. Cheek of Madisonville, Ky., President of the Madisonville Normal School and Business College and 1883 Graduate of the National Normal University, Lebanon, Ohio"
CHILTON
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CHOGUILL
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  • William Alkanzor Choguill -
    • from page 258 of the "History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas" compiled by L. Wallace Duncan and Chas. F. Scott in 1901,
      "William Alkanzor Choguill is indebted to the public school system for his early educational privileges which were supplemented by study in the Hopedale Academy in Jefferson County, Ohio. Later he entered the Lebanon Normal School in Warren County, Ohio, where he completed his education and then served an apprenticeship in a drug store. Subsequently he matriculated in the Starling Medical College in Columbus, Ohio, in which institution he was graduated in 1870. After this he studied law with the firm of Stewart & Metcalf and was admitted to the bar in McConnellsville, Ohio, in 1879. Believing that there was a better field of labor offered to young men in the west where competition was not so great he started for Kansas, arriving in Humboldt on the fifth of March, 1880."
CHRISTIE
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CLARK
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  • William Arthur Clark (1853-1918) B.A. 1885
    • A Roster of the Alumni and Alumnae of the National Normal University (Lebanon, Ohio: Alumnal Association, 1893), 3, 25
      "W. A. Clark, B.S. '72, B.A. '85, M.A. '89, Lebanon, O., Prof. Mathematics N.N.U."
    • N.N.U. Fall Scientific Class - 1890 Photo contributed by Marta Ramey 7 Aug 2010
    • See 21 November 1918 Western Star Obituary which includes the following:
      "William Arthur Clark, psychologist, was born at Manchester, Ohio, May 23, 1853; son of Samuel Elison and Sarah Ann (Kirker) Clark, was educated at the National Normal University, Lebanon, Ohio, 1871-72 and 1883-85 receiving the degree A. B. 1885.
      “He was a teacher and superintendent of public schools in Ohio from 1872-81. Superintendent Ohio Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphans Home School, Xenia, 1881-83; Professor of Mathematics National Normal University 1883-93; Professor of Philosophy Western Normal College, Lincoln, Nebr. 1894-95; Teacher of Pedogogy, Nebraska State Normal School, Peru, Nebr. 1905-12; and head professor of education and psychology in Missouri State Normal School since September, 1912.
      “He married Irene Holbrook at Lebanon, Ohio, July 28, 1886. He was the author of several workers [sic] on education.
      “After leaving Lebanon Prof. Clark attended Haward University where he received the degree of A. M. in 1899. He also received the degree of Ph. D. from the University of Chicago in 1900 and the degree of L. L. D. from Hasting’s College, Nebraska in 1912.”
CLODFELTER
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  • Marion Erasmus Clodfelter (1844-1913)
    Fred V. Schultz of Waynesboro, Virginia writes on 19 December 2007,
    " My wife's great grandfather, Marion Erasmus Clodfelter (1844-1913), graduated from National Normal School in 1872. In 1873 he was elected the first Supt. of Schools for Montgomery Co., Indiana. He later became one of Montgomery County's most respected lawyers, unsuccessfully running for Congress in 1906 as a Democrat. I am working on a biography of his life. "
CLOSE
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  • Frank H. Close; Millersburg, Ohio (1885-1953) - 1910 Lebanon University graduate
    • photo courtesy of Kay Close who writes on 17 Oct 2005,
      "My husband's grandfather is a graduate from the Lebanon University on 8/11/1910 from the College of Philosophy. He also did course work at the College of Wooster & Univ. of Chicago and began teaching in a one-room school. After several years he became superintendent of schools at Garfield School district in Mahoning Co. and then returned to his birthplace, Millersburg, to assume the job of principal at Millersburg high school. At 26 he became the county school examiner for Holmes Co. and later the superintendent of schools in Wadsworth, Ohio (Medina Co.) from 1926 to 1946."
    • Bulletin of Lebanon University 1910-1911, page 35
      Bachelor of Philosophy
    • Fifty Fifth Commencement Of Lebanon University
COE
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COLE
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COLLARD
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  • W. L. Collard, Wheellock, Tx.
    • "W. L. Collard, Wheellock, Tx." written on back of photo contributed 20 March 2004 from the Photo Album obtained by Lisa & Don Howell at the Elizabeth (Fisher) Adams Estate Sale
    • Not in the Warren County Historical Society card file but the "1896-1899 Index to Students Ledger" has entries on page 31 for W. L. Collard, Wheelock, Robt. Co., Tex. for Sep. 3, Oct. 29 & Dec. 18 in the 41st year (1896]. "DECEASED" is written above his name.
COLLETT
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COLLINS
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COLVILLE
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  • Prof. J. V. Colville, Wichita, Kansas, Licking, Ohio, Rocky Fork, Ohio, 1878, 1880, BS1881, 1882
    • A Roster of the Alumni and Alumnae of the National Normal University (Lebanon, Ohio: Alumnal Association, 1893), 26
      "J. V. Colville, B.S. '81"
    • 16 Dec 1877 Autograph Book
CONGER
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CONLON
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  • Charles Conlon
    • From Janet Newell on 1 July 2006 who writes,
      "Charles G. Conlon who must have been a student for a time, possibly during the years of 1867 and/or 1868. Ill health required that he return home. In a diary he wrote for several years, he mentioned the school and a Prof. Tuttle and Prof. Holbrook. In a photo album, there were pictures of these two men."
CONNER
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CONSTABLE
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COOK
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  • Henry C. Cook.
    • "Our subject received a fair education, having attended the schools of his neighborhood in youth, thence going for a period at Lebanon, where he attended the Southwestern Normal School, now known as the Normal University, where he prepared himself for teaching, and followed that profession from 1854 to 1875" See Biography from the Montgomery County Ohio GenWeb archives.
COOPER
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  • Myers Y. Cooper (1929- 1931)
    • Governor of Ohio, was educated in the one-room country school at Echo and at the National Normal University at Lebanon, Ohio, which he attended for two years. See Biography at the Ohio Historical Society Web site.
CONREY
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CORCORAN
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  • Mary Z. Corcoran, Baton Rouge, E. Feliciana Parish, LA
CORRINGTON
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CORSON
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CORWIN
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  • Quincy Corwin (3 Dec 1841-15 Apr 1908)
    • "Quincy Corwin," obituary, Western Star (Lebanon, OH), April 23, 1908
      "Quincy Corwin, son of Robert G. and Eliza Corwin, was born at Lebanon, Ohio, December 3, 1841. His early education was obtained in the schools of Lebanon, including the Old Academy, and its successor, the Southwestern Ohio Normal University. . . ."
 
  • Robart Boake Corwin, Lebanon, Ohio (04 Jul 1842 - 19 Mar 1906)
    • image from 22 March, 1906 obituary in the Western Star, held by the Warren County Genealogical Society, which says
      "He was educated in the country schools and at the National Normal School."
    • See biographical sketch on page 732 of Beers 1882 History of Warren County Ohio and page 64 of the Centennial Atlas of Warren County Ohio
COSBY
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  • Charles H. Cosby
    • 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 Dunkinsville,OH.
    • He was a reverend. He also lived in Knoxville, Tenn. He received a B.S. in 1897
COUNTS
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  • Letitia (Tish) Counts (1870-____)
    • Photo from Karen Counts who writes,
      "My Great-Great Aunt Tish (Letitia) Counts was born 1 Jun 1870 and attended National Normal University around 1892. I have the fan that her classmates signed, much like we sign yearbooks today. The dates on the fan are 1892 and there are several references to 108 Silver Street. I have her fan, her coverlet that was made on the loom at the family farm, and the camelback trunk she took to school. This family history stuff is just way too addictive! There's a picture on your site that asks if anyone knows the people in the picture. Could be that Aunt Tish is the gal on the left. Looks an awful lot like her."
    • Photos of fans & inscriptions
COVAULT
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COWAN
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COWAN
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CRANE
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CRAWLEY
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  • ___ Crawley
    • Image from 1893 Class Photo contributed by Jim Keim on 12 Dec 2003
    • No Crawley listings in the Card File at Warren County Historical Society:
CREAGER
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  • Dr. John Oscar Creager (c1863-1943)
    • "Dr. J. O. Creager Former N.N.U. Head Expires," obituary, The Western Star (Lebanon, Ohio), Thursday, January 7, 1943, page 1A
      "Dr. John Oscar Creager, aged 70, president of National Normal University here from 1901-1907, and retired Cornell University president, died of a heart ailment Tuesday night at his home in Eldorado. A native of Preble county, he returned to his old home in September 1942, from New York City where he had lived since his retirement from Cornell. Dr. Creager also taught in Lebanon high school before going to N.N.U. . . ."
CRISPIN
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  • Rev. William Frost Crispin, Akron, Ohio (1833-1916) I. J. 1860
    • Fifty Fifth Commencement Of Lebanon University
      "Rev. William Frost Crispin, of Akron, Ohio, will deliver the baccalaureate sermon. Dr. Crispin is a member of the class of 1860, is one of the oldest living graduates of the old normal and will doubtless deliver a stirring and forceful appeal to the graduates of this year’s class."
      "Honorary degrees will be conferred as follows: Doctor of Divinity, William Frost Crispin"
    • Bulletin of Lebanon University 1910-1911, page 34
      Doctor of Divinity
    • from Ken Daniszewski  on 22 Jan 2009 - an excerpt from Google Books
      "Rev. William Frost Crispin, son of William and Mary Ellen (Vankirk) Crispin, was born Nov. 14, 1833, near New Martinsburg, Fayette County, 0., being of English ancestry, the remotest known being Captain William Crispin of the British Navy, brother-in-law of Sir Admiral Penn, the American ancestors being Friends; with his parents he removed to Highland County when young; early education very limited and acquired in log schoolhouse; at majority borrowed money at ten per cent. to go to Ohio Wesleyan University one term, working for his father at $18 per month to pay off the note, then taught summer school in home district; next winter taught in Knox County, Ills.; returned to Ohio and chopt wood at 50 cents a cord to get money to go to National Normal University, Lebanon, 0., where by self-boarding [part of the time], and by teaching during winters, he received the Teachers’ Degree (I. J.) in 1860. After partly completing the senior course was called home on account of his father’s illness; later teaching, in all, about five years...." See PDF file
CROCKETT
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  • William Barnett Crockett.
    • See biography of HON W. B. CROCKETT at genealogymagazine.com
      "during the summer he attended the National Normal University of Lebanon, Ohio, where he pursued a scientific course"
CROMER
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  • Dr. Peyton Eli Cromer
    • January 15, 1860 to December 11, 1925 studied education / medicine (my great grandfather) [submitted by Bill C Cromer 14 Dec 2005]
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  • F Gillum Cromer
    • September 15, 1856 to February 19, 1923 studied education. He also was one of the founders of the Miami County Chautauqua. (my great grand uncle) [submitted by Bill C Cromer 14 Dec 2005]
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  • Leonard G Cromer
    • 1859 to April 29, 1941 Prior to enrolling in the Medical College at the University of Cincinnati , Dr Cromer graduated from the old Lebanon Teachers College at Lebanon Ohio (my great grand uncle) [submitted by Bill C Cromer 14 Dec 2005]
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  • Mary (Ozias) Cromer
    • 1st w/o Dr L G Cromer - 1867 to February 02, 1934 Both were doctors in Union City Indiana. She was born in Lewisburg Ohio. Graduated from Lewisburg High Schools first class in 1886. Graduated from Miami medical School in Cincinnati 1904. [submitted by Bill C Cromer 14 Dec 2005]
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CRONEBACH
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CRUMLEY
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CUNNINGHAM
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  • Frank M. Cunningham
    • from Beers History of Warren County page 1000,
      "spent his childhood days on the farm, receiving a good common school education at the country schools; then he took a two years’ academic course and spent a short time at the National Normal University, at Lebanon, Ohio. At the age of 21 years he commenced teaching, which
      profession he has since followed, and in now (1881) Principal of the Harveysburg Schools"
CUNNINGHAM
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CARREY
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CUSICK
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CUSTER
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