Kalamazoo Co MI
School-houses followed the arrival of settlers until the township is well supplied with means of instruction. There are in Wakeshma 6 whole and 4 fractional school districts, presided over by the following directors: J. G. Wicks, N. R. Wakes, Joseph Crotser, A. S. Pomeroy, William Culp, Nathan Holcomb, Thomas Copley, J. C. Mears, George Eberstein, and I. F. Alvord. The whole number of pupils receiving instruction is 463, who are taught by 10 male and 11 female teachers. The total amount paid them in salaries is $1488.50.
Excerpt - Transcribed by Jean Sova