Allamakee co. IAGenWeb Project - School Records

updated 01/17/2016

Calhoun school No. 3
Section 32, Lansing township, in the village of Church (Churchtown)

The old Calhoun brick school, built in 1875, was dismantled in 1995.

Klara Keffeler's 1904-05 report card

Klara Keffeler's report card for the 7th grade at the Churchtown Calhoun No. 3 school in 1905.  The Keffeler's immigrated from Luxembourg and farmed in Church just across from the Calhoun Dairy. Many are buried at the Catholic cemetery outside Lansing.

The monthly report was for October 17, 1904 to March 10, 1905 and March 27, 1905 to June 16, 1905. The teacher was Lora Aird.

Handwritten notes at the bottom of this page are:

13 Headmarks
3 Headmarks

~contributed by Ellen Stepp, granddaughter of Klara Keffeler Hanson

Note: Headmarks are credits given to a pupil for reaching the head position in an examination conducted with the pupils lined up. The student moves toward the head of the line according to his/her correct answers. (source: Merriam-Webster dictionary)


Church, Iowa schoolmates ca1915

Church, Iowa schoolmates ca1915

Floyd Sires in the front row farthest to the right. None of the other young men are identified.
Contact the Allamakee co. coordinator if you can ID any of these schoolmates.
~photo contributed by Errin Wilker

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