Merry Vale Grade School Reunion Held



Fifty-one persons including, former students, attended a reunion of Merry Vale School District #3 in the Town of York, Granton, with a social hour and a dinner at Fannies Supper club on Sept. 15.  A previous reunion was held in 1976.

The school district was organized in 1879.  The first annual school board meeting was held Sept. 29, 1879. The first three-month winter term began on Dec. 1, 1879 in a rented log house on the George Campbell farm. The first school house was built in 1881 of wood.  The enrollment outgrew this building and a brick veneer building was built in 1889 on the present Eibergen farm.  The school was used as originally constructed until 1953 at which time it was modernized.  In 1959 the district was consolidated with Granton Public School and was used two more years for 3rd and 4th grades.

A booklet of many details, such as, teachers, wages, school board members, list of students is available from Clarence Hoesly, N5768 Cty Rd K Granton WI. 54436.

Former students attending the reunion and those who responded by letters: Clarence and (Sandy) Hoesly, Granton; Al and (Jean) Dahl, Loyal; JoAnn (Dahl) and Milton Haskin, Berlin, WI; Arthur and (Perry) Dahl, Drain, OR; Byrl and (Sonja) Dahl, Chili; Erlin and (Irene) Dahl, Granton; Jack and (Cheri) Downer, West Bend, WI; Albert and (Katie) Hales, Granton; Virginia (Thimbke) and Bill Elmhorst, Neillsville; Milton and (Donna) Keir, New Richmond, WI; Joe and (Fritz) Pernsteiner, Black River Falls; Joan (Thimbke) and Dick Elmhorst, Rudolph, WI; Eugene and Judy Dahl Walter, Granton; Evelyn (Hales) Dudei, Granton; Ray Mullin, Marshfield; Pat (Hetzel) Hinkelmann, Stewartville, MN; Maryann (Pernsteiner) Wheeler, Marshfield; Gladys (Lehman) Smith, Appleton, WI; Louise (Korth) and Harlow Henninger, Stevens Point, WI; Don and (Fern) Rowe, Granton; Joanne (Peitenpol) and Dick Tibbett, Neillsville; Ruth (Bender) and Glen Ploman, Chili; Betty Eibergen (wife of the late Dick Eibergen) Granton; Bev (Tremmeling) and John Krohn, Marshfield; Norman and (Marlys) Tremmeling, Marshfield; Shelley (Tremmeling) Winter, Marshfield; Jeanette (Hales) Steiner, Granton; Elroy and (Delores) Lehman, Dallas, TX and Carol Jean (Garbish) and Norman Wesenberg, Granton.

Correspondence letters received from Darlene (Krejci) Cellar, Willard; Dorothy (Korth) Meyer, Elk Mound, WI; Sharon (Nickel) Youngblom, Pillenger, MN; Carmen (Pietenpol) Wojnerowicz, Milwaukee, WI; Grace (Scholtz), Marshfield; Herbert Nickel, Germantown, WI; Audrey (Henninger) Klein, Mission, TX; Walter Korth, Cambridge, WI and Irene Grace (Glenzer) Luech, Rib Lake, WI.

It is believed that the oldest living student is Bernice (Weirenzenski) Tucker at age 95 living at the Memorial Nursing Home in Neillsville.

The Reunion committee consisted of Erlin and Irene Dahl, Byrl and Sonja Dahl, Bert and Katie Hales, Don and Fern Rowe, Evelyn Dudei, Clarence and Sandy Hoesly and Al and Jean Dahl.


From the Clark County Press, Neillsville, WI

October 17, 2007, Page 16

Transcribed by Dolores Mohr Kenyon, October 26, 2007

Web page by James W. Sternitzky PhD, October 28, 2007

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