Sunday, December 19, 2010

Maple Grove School, Seneca County, Ohio

Maple Grove School, Liberty Township, Seneca County, Ohio

The above photograph is of students who attended the one-room school at Maple Grove in Liberty Twp. Seneca County, Ohio. The photograph was shared by Marcia Thomas of Connecticut. Her Paul family ancestors attended the school, located south of Bettsville, Ohio. Maple Grove was originally known as Linden, where a post office was established in 1874. The post office soon faded from existence. By 1886. the name became Maple Grove. It was the site of two railroad crossings.

Although this photograph is undated, the names of all of the children and the teacher are written on the reverse. The names listed here are given in the order written:

Sylvester Paul, Richard Huffman, Peter Hygelund, Blanch Kelley, Josie Kelley, Ella Noggle Teach[er], Mary Cook, Oliver Paul, Anna Paul [?], Thomas Cook, Carrie Smith, Adam Paul, Arthur Morgan, Edith Paul, Harry Paul, Pearl Shffler [sp?], Charley Shifler, Julia Schroder, Jocie Davis, Gerhardt Hygleund, Mary Jones, Sarah Cook, Dora Smith, Bryce Kelley.

Maple Grove School


marcia said...

Anna and Edith Paul were daughters of Edward and Sophia Schlemmer Paul. The other Paul children were children of Lewis and and Charlotte Ansted Paul. They all lived in Madison Township which is where the school was located, according to a descendant of Oliver Paul--at the intersection of CY RDs 26 & 55. It is no longer standing.

Nan Card said...

Marcia has sent more information re: the names of the Maple Grove School children. The names listed in the post begin with the child in the back row on the right side of the picture. The names follow in order, circling to the front row from the left.

Sue Welty, longtime former resident of Gibsonburg, also shared information about Maple Grove School. The school stood in Sandusky County at roads 65 and 26.
She shared a picture of the school which has been added to the post. Maple Grove School was torn down in 1960. Thank you, Sue and Marcia for sharing this additional information!