Sheboygan County Wisconsin
School Histories
Source: History of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, past and present, Volume 1;
By Carl Zillier, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company; Publ. 1912;

Transcribed and donated by Andrea Stawski Pack

SCHOOLS OF SHEBOYGAN COUNTY
An old schoolhouse
ONE OF THE OLDEST SCHOOL HOUSES IN THE COUNTY
SHEBOYGAN FALLS

AN OLD SCHOOL HOUSE
"On a side hill by the electric line, is an old wooden building that has a history. It was the first schoolhouse built in Sheboygan County, except a small one at Sheboygan. It was built sixty-two years ago. I remember two of the teachers. The first was Miss Prentice, a large, handsome woman, who could wield a ferule on a small boy's hands and thighs to perfection. She was a good teacher in other respects. Another was a white-haired, awkward young man of eighteen. He taught two terms and then swarmed to Madison, where he served as legislative reporter and became a partner of General David Atwood, of the State Journal. That was Horace Rublee, President Grant's choice for minister to Switzerland, many years editor of the Milwaukee Sentinel and for a long time chairman of the republican state central committee. It was Chairman Rublee who pulled the Republican Party out of the greenback mad house in 1878. The state has produced no greater editor, no finer scholar; and his public career began in that old school building at Sheboygan Falls."

Source: History of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, past and present, Volume 1; By Carl Zillier, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company; Publ. 1912; Transcribed and donated by Andrea Stawski Pack


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