Mercer Soldiers  Orphans School


Mercer Soldiers  Orphans School

 

Established 1868

 

Closed 

1889

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mercer Soldiers Orphans Home Established 1868. Information from the Pennsylvania Soldiers and Orphans Book, 1876.  First teachers.

Students 1868-1876.  List of students from the Pennsylvania Soldiers and Orphans Book, 1877.

Sixteeners 1877.  List of students who reached the age of 16 and were discharged at the end of the 1876-77 school year.

Students, Teachers and Staff in Jun 1870.  Listing from the 1870 Census for Findley Township, Mercer County, PA.

Annual Report 1880.  Students get measles in the winter.  Two students die during school year.

Sixteeners 1880.  List of students who reached the age of 16 and were discharged at the end of the 1879-80 school year.

Soldier's Orphans School.  From the History of Mercer County, 1888

Sixteeners 1889.  List of students who reached the age of 16 and left at the end of the 1888-89 school year.

Soldiers Orphans Home.  School closes in 1890. Site later used for the Mercer Sanitarium. Information from the Twentieth Century History of Mercer County, 1909

Commemorative Plaque at the Mercer County Courthouse  presented by the Sixteeners Association.

Where was the Mercer Soldiers Orphans School?   See it on the map from the 1873 Combination Atlas of Mercer County.

 
 

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