Bio: Metcalf, Mrs. (12 Dec. 1882)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Philpott, Metcalf, Kneeland

----Sources: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 12 Dec. 1882

Sheriff Philpott conveyed Eliza Riley to the Wisconsin Industrial School for girls, at Milwaukee, on the 4th inst., pursuant to the order of the county judge, made after examination into the treatment of the child by her mother, Mrs. Metcalf. Mrs. Philpott and her daughter, Miss Pearl, accompanied him. They speak in the highest terms of the excellent management of the institution and of the great interest manifested by the ladies of Milwaukee in its success. They were surprised to find Miss Amelia Kneeland, formerly teacher of Loyal and Greenwood occupying the position of matron in the school. The two children of Joseph Miller, a German who used to live in the town of Grant, were sent there. The girl, Annie, has been adopted by a wealthy family at Depere. The boy still remains in the school. There are now 169 children in the school. The counties, from which they are sent, pay $2.50 per week for their support. The Kindergarten system is used in the instruction of the younger children and thorough training is provided up the older ones. Boys are received up to ten years old and girls to the age of sixteen.



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