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HISTORIC OCONTO COUNTY SCHOOLS
 Frank Settlement School
School and Kelly Roads - northeast corner
town of Underhill

Oconto County, Wisconsin

Photo contributed by:

Jill Gondek

Photo below contributed by:No Photo



This is a photo sent to me by my cousin Earl Strei.
It is a school picture. My Aunt Esther Behm Hintz is the tallest girl
in the back row with checkered dress. All family members of the William Carl
Strei and Herman H. Behm attended this school. Kenneth D. Strei

News article contributed by:
Larry Grady

(transcribed from the 1953 news article below)
 
FRANK  SCHOOL

The first school in this district was an old log building located where Clifford Frank now lives. The record available begin with the annual meeting held in 1894. although it is known that a school existed many years before that time. Nellie Watts was the teacher in 1894. and she received $25.00 a month. School was held for 7 months, 4 months in the Fall and 3 months in the Spring. Mr. Wm. Frank was the clerk and J. H. Frank was treasurer. Their salary amounted to $9.00 per term. The board paid 60c to 75c per cord for wood. The janitor was paid 10c per day.

In 1907 the present brick school building was built. A 24x40 ft. by 14 ft. high structure. It is located on the Southwest corner of SW NW of Section 8, Township 28, Range 17. This lot was bought from Herman Whildt for $11.50. Julius Lemke was paid $843.00 to furnish all material (except brick) and build the building. The old log school house was then sold to Wm. Stiei for $5.50.

After the year 1919, school was held for 9 months every year.

In 1916 the fountain was drilled by Koepsell & Seeman and is still flowing today.

In 1951 the sum of $4.50 was paid per cord of wood. In 1902 an oil burner was installed, and in 1953 the school was painted, and new desks, recitation chairs, and other improvements were made. The children living more than two miles are now being transported.

The present school board is Mrs. Clyde Schroeder, clerk, with a salary of $40.00 a term. Clifford Frank, treasurer, $35.00, and Alfred Strei, director receiving $35 a term.

Mr. Ray Gauthier. Suring, Rt. 2, is the teacher this year.  


 
Photos below
2010
 contributed by:

Jill Gondek

2010
contributed by:

Jill Gondek



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