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Minert School
Section 21, Post Township

Minert school, undated photo
Minert country school, undated
Minert school was located just south of the Minert cemetery (Post twp. cemetery)

Minert school children, ca 1924
Minert school children, ca 1924

back row: Blanche Harvey (teacher), Frances Pearson, Karlton Kenney, Grace Folsom, Hilda Pearson, Gordon Lawson
middle row: Leo Foels, Leone Folsom, Viola Kinsel, Leslie Lawson, Jean Marston
front row: Ruby Foels, Bob Kinney, Marie Lawson, Erna Wullner

~Contributor notes: The school children photois from my uncle John Kenney in California.  My two older uncles were among the students and John estimates it to be taken about 1924 (since my father who was born in 1920 wasn't in the photo).  The other is an undated photo of the school from my father's collection. 
~Contributed by Phyllis Peterson for Allamakee co. IAGenWeb


Minert school children, ca 1937

Back L-R: Ernest Wullner, Mary Pearson, Elaine Tague, Marilyn Tague
Middle: Bill Wullner, LaVerne Wedo, Betty Wedo
Front: Jean Heckman (the littlest girl)

Minert school children, ca 1939/1940

Teacher, Neva Waters
Jean Heckman, Ann Heckman, Donald Heckman & Bill Wullner

~Contributor notes: I've estimated the dates of the photos.  Unfortunately they weren't dated and I'm going by how big my dad and uncle are.
~Contributed by Carol (Wullner) Johnson, daughter of Bill Wullner

Research notes, added by S. Ferrall: The write-up for the marriage of Neva Waters to John Jaster was in the Postville Herald, June 1941. In part the article stated "....she was a member of the graduating class of 1938 of Postville high school and since then had been engaged in teaching in rural schools in Allamakee and Clayton counties, the past year being in charge of the Reif school, Grand Meadow township..."



The pupils and teacher, Mrs. Doris Ellis, of Minert school have all had necessary dental work done and have completed their dental cards. The pupils are Rosalie Glock, Jo Ann Green, Leslie Heckman, Robert Heckman, John Heckman, Zeta Heckman, Neal Heckman, Lois Johanningmeier, and Dean Foels.
~Postville Herald, Wednesday, March 2, 1949, pg 4 ~contributed by Cindy (Maust) Smith


What Happened to the Minert School House?

The Minert school house was purchased in 1953 by Marvin Flack and moved into Postville to a location on west Murdock street. Mr. Flack operated 'Flack Manufacturing Company' from the building. His company made oak slats for combines and windrowers. Mr. Flack previously had been in the shoe sales and repair business with his father-in-law, Glen Tindell. The business was still thriving as of 1975.
~Information extracted from a 1975 article in the Postville Herald by S. Ferrall


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