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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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Pantall, Park, Parker, Patterson, Payne, Pearson, Penn, Perkins, Perry, Peters, Peterson, Pettway, Petty, Pflaumer, Pflumner, Pheanis, Phillips, Pickett, Pierson, Platte, Pociey, Polluck, Polly, Pomeroy, Pope, Porter, Pratt, Price, Prickett, Pruitt, Pugh, Purdy, Pyle,

PANTALL
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  • Lillian (Pantall) Moore
    • from the 6 Sep 1888 Western Star Obituary
      "Lillian Pantall, of Punxsutawney, Pa., was a member of the scientific class of '84, of the Normal University at Lebanon, Ohio. So well known, and such a favorite was she, her death will be mourned alike by the classes of '83 and '84. Just one year after graduating she was united in marriage to Mr. J. U. Moore, of Morrow, O. Here for three short years she was the angel of his home."
PARK/PARKE
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PARKER
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  • Charles P. Parker
    • from page 813 of Beers History of Warren County, "obtained his education in the Normal School of Lebanon"
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PATTERSON
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PAYNE
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PEARSON
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  • Abigail R. Pearson (1842-1930)
    • Warren County Historical Society Card file lists "Abby (Abbie) Pearson, Cadiz, Ind., 1873, 1875, 1876
    • Submitted by Diane E. Brown on 13 Nov 2004 regarding her great great grand aunt,
      "Abigail R. Pearson was born 8/7/1842 near Cadiz, Indiana and died 2/3/1930. She was a Quaker. Her obit says that she is buried at Clear Springs Cemetery near Cadiz, but I find no marker. I am going to investigate this farther and if I find her with no marker, I am going to buy her one. She never married and taught school in Spiceland, Indiana for 30 years. Someone else in our family has her school bell and I have her 2 sketches shown below."
    • Top Drawing - Home Sweet Home
      with a pen by Abby R. Pearson
      Southworths Normal Art Training School and Institute of Penmanship. Lebanon, Oh, 1876
    • Bottom Drawing -No identification provided on this pen and ink drawing -perhaps it is a self-portrait?
PENN
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PERKINS
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  • Crockett Perkins
PERRY
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PETERS
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PETERSON
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  • M. V. Peterson
    • 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 Wilson, Ohio.
      Other information given: He was also a Professor and lived in McMahan, Texas."
 
 
  • Samuel Peterson
    • Image contributed by Paul A. Peterson 4 December 2007
      Inscription on the reverse side reads,
      "Samuel Peterson
      Los Angeles, Cal.
      Fall Sci. '93 N.N.U."
      [The same image is included in the grouped photos of the Fall Scientific Class N.N.U 1893 ]
PETTWAY
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  • Francis Watkins Pettway.
    • He entered the National Normal University of Lebanon, Ohio, and took a commercial course of three months, carrying away his diploma in book-keeping. See Biography at the Bienville Parish Louisiana GenWeb site.
PETTY
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  • Jacob Coleman Petty (1872-1928)
    • Biographical Sketch and Photo contributed by his granddaughter Marjory Petty Austen 25 Aug 2003
      "Jacob Coleman PETTY, son of Josiah and Harriet COLEMAN PETTY, was born August 22, 1872 in the cabin which had been built by his Gr-Grandfather, Joseph PETTY, when he brought his family to the state of Ohio as Pioneers in 1808. Jacob was one of seven children helping their Mother on this same farm in Reading Tp. Southwest of Somerset in Perry Co, OH. His father, severely injured in the Civil War, was often taken to a large shade tree alongside one of the fields where he offered moral support to his wife and six surviving children until he died when Jacob was only seven. Jacob also learned building skills as part of a barn building team responsible for several barns in Perry County, some still standing today. He prepared to become an educator, and following his graduation from NNU about 1895, he taught one year at a one room school on the West side of Columbus Road northwest of Somerset. (name unknown)
      On October 28, 1897, he married Keziah Belle MURDOCK, daughter of Archibald and Sara Matilda SHORT MURDOCK of Junction City, Perry Co. He and Belle, unable to raise a family on the salary of a teacher in the late 1800s, bought acreage on the County Line Road, south of Lancaster Road outside of Rushville, OH. They were the parents of three sons: Irvin, Lawrence, and Alva MAJORS PETTY, my father. He died in 1928. "
    • Probably the same as the J. C. Pettit listed as an undergraduate student in the Teachers College in the 1891-1892 catalog
PINNEY
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PFLAUMER
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PHEANIS
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PHILLIPS
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PICKETT
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PIERSON
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PLATTE
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POCIEY
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POLLUCK
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POLLY
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  • J. W. Polley.
    • "On his return from the army, desiring to fit himself thoroughly for a teacher, he took a course at the Southwestern Normal at Lebanon"
      See Biographical Sketch transcribed from BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL RECORD OF JAY AND BLACKFORD COUNTIES, INDIANA
      The Lewis Publishing Company, 1887 - Page 667-668
POMEROY
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POPE
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PORTER
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  • Sarah (Porter) Kinsey (1841-1922) - B.S. 1869
    • The following was extracted from a detailed biographical Sketch of Oliver Perry Kinsey, provided by Dorothy J. Carter which sis on file at the Warren County Genealogical Society library:
      Sarah Porter was born and raised in Lawrence County, Ohio. She completed the course offered in the common school at South Point, Ohio and then attended NNU where she was awarded her B.S. degree in 1869.  After graduation, she taught at NNU until 1873 when she became a high school principal in Des Moines, Iowa.  She married Oliver Perry Kinsey in 1876 and returned to Lebanon to join him as a teacher at NNU. They became co-owners of Northern Indiana Normal School (now Valparaiso University).  They moved to Valparaiso in 1881 where she became Dean of Women, taught the geography classes and supervised the girl's dormitory until they retired in 1919.  She was president of the Women's Club at Valparaiso, 1st president of the Indiana Federation of Women's Clubs and a member of the Indiana State Board of Charities. She died at Catlettsburg, Ky in 1922 while visiting her sister and is buried with her husband in Graceland Cemetery at Valparaiso, Indiana.
PRATT
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  • Maggie Pratt.
    • Message posted on the Warren County OH Message Board posted 13 Apr 2003 by Jerry W. Anson indicates "My Grandmother (Maggie Pratt) attended the NNU in the late 1800's (1894-1894?). "
PRICE
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PRICKETT
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PUCKETT
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PRUITT
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  • G. W. Pruitt, Winchester, KY
PUGH
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PURDY
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PYLE
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