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OCONTO COUNTY SCHOOLS
Knowles School - Abrams
More photos and information would be appreciated by Laurie.
Knowles School Grades 1-8 Graduating Class of
Front Row: Peggy McDermid; Linda Clapper; Laurie Wieber; Glenn
McDermid; Mary Jo Gold; Arthur Wieber; Leslie Clapper; Paul Salnick; Camille
Second Row: Elaine Wieber; Leon McDermid; Barry Clapper;
Laurie Salnick; Donald Kuchek, Orville Bonk; Darlene Salnick.
Back Row: Billy McDermid; Joyce Kuchek; Laurie Gold; Gary
McDermid; Bryan Clapper; Monte McDermid; and Miss
Irene Bushmaker (teacher).
The one-room school house was in town of Abrams, Wisconsin. The school was located on County
E actually at the end of the road now called Sandalwood Road - the school's
name was "Knowles". I think it was named after the governor, but that cannot be
proven... it was what my father told me. He also went to the school when he was
The photo was taken in 1956 and our (Wieber) family obtained the photo
because the school was closing. I am almost 100% sure The teachers name was Miss Irene Bushmaker. She later
married and became Mrs. Irene Demith. She relocated to Lena, Wiconsin.
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