Worchel School

Seif Township, Clark Co., WI

Contributed by Crystal Wendt & Elaine (Wood) Greene/Jenson

 

Worchel School (digital painting by Janet)

Section 11, Seif Township

The Original Photo belonged to Louis Worchel

(the step-grandfather of  Crystal Wendt).

 

 

Worchel School, Jt. 3, Seif & H.

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1926 - 1927

County Superintendent of Schools-Margaget VanNatta

Supervising Teachers-Ethel Peterson, Owen, Wis. & Kathryn Wright, Granton, Wis.

Teacher-Miss Viola Seif, Neillsville, R. 3.

Clerk-Ewald Worchel, Neillsville.

Director-Mrs. James Cooper, Neillsville.

Treasurer-Arthur Wegner, Neillsville.


 

   

 

School Board Members

Ziegler, Marvin W.

 

Students

Celar, Frank; Kuenkel, Rose Ockerl; Worchel, Louis;

 

Members of the Worchel School Mother's Club

Thoma, Vivian Paula

 

Memories

 

This school was between our place and Globe.  From our place we would go out to the first road (1 mile) and turn North, then at the next road (about 2 miles)we would turn East, at the end (about 2 miles) we would turn South and it was located (about mile) on the S W corner where the road made a bend to the East.  I knew Louis Worchel and his father Ewald Worchel also Gene Worchel who's father was August Worchel.  
Louis' brother Harley was killed in WWII.  I had known him also but not very well. 


August Worchel used to tell me he had worked on Abraham Lincoln's train as a very young man.  I was always fascinated, because I just couldn't even imagine anyone that could have known Lincoln. 


He was a very old man when I knew him and I remember the old fashioned wheel chair he sat in.  It was cane, had a high back and very large wheels. He and his wife lived with their son Gene and Viola and Family.  Gene's son was Calvin and their daughter was Deloris.

 

Does anyone remember the ink wells in your desk? The teacher would fill them from a larger bottle. Also the dip pens that, if you weren't careful would drip ink on your desk or paper?


I had to laugh one day when I told my 5th son that he was just like a blotter, he soaked it all in, but got it all backwords. His reply to that was, "Mom, what's a blotter."


That is when I got started writing down a lot of these things, because I realized he had no conception of what I was talking about.
I have also added a picture of the lamps we had in our country grade school.

 

By:  Elaine (Wood) Greene/Jenson

 

 

 

 

 


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