West Eaton Elementary School

Eaton Twp., Clark Co., Wisconsin



1920 Map showing the location of West Eaton School, Greenwood, Wisconsin


Class Photos [1935 Classroom]  [1937 - 1940 Individuals]  [1956 Classroom]




West Eaton School is located three  miles west of Greenwood (sec. 8) on G then turn south on 'G' & 'O' continue south three miles, the school building was on the east side 'O'.  It was about a mile south of the Bar (tavern) that Jake & Ruth Barr ran for many years and now called 'Behind Bars". Directions provided by Avis Suda, 2012.




1947--The problem of finding a schoolhouse for the 24 pupils of the Benjamin School, in the Town of Warner, has been solved at least for the remainder of this year.  Russell Drake, county school superintendent, said that the Benjamin School now is in operation in the old German Church School about a mile south of the site upon which the Benjamin School stood before it was razed by fire recently.  The present building was used many years ago as a parochial school, but had not been in use for quite some time. The seats and blackboards still were in place, and ready for use.  Text books largely were secured from the old West Eaton School, which has been closed and a few new books were bought to fill in, Mr. Drake said.


1957--Electors of the Willard and West Eaton School Districts Monday night voted 32 to 7 to consolidate with the new Greenwood School District, bringing about the largest school district in Clark County. Eleven school districts will make up the new consolidated school district.


Podobnik, Mike, Sr.--Town of Eaton supervisor, and was treasurer of West Eaton School for nine years.




1938 - 1940 Individual Photos

1951 Graduates, West Eaton School---Mary Ann Parkell, Joanne Miller, Delmar Thwing, and Roger Liebzeit---*Teacher, Mrs. Elvera Fravert



1928--Sarah (Olson) Schwarze

        "Sally" (Olson) Schwarze


1937-1940--Sophia (Gosser) Trunkel


    "Sophie" (Gosser) Trunkel

1951--Elvera Fravert


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I attended the West Eaton School from 1953 to 1954 (first and second grades). Mrs. Dorothy Irvine was our teacher. While I do not have any pictures of the school, Alan Lamovec has class pictures from around that time period. I have some great memories of attending a one room rural school. Ida Meinholdt Simonson




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