Johnson Twp School Memories

School Daze Memories from former students and teachers!



[This is in regard to the second wife of Francis Duane (Frank) Fuller -he
was deputy sheriff and then sheriff of Plymouth Co., IA 1882-1887]

"A young school teacher in Delaware County [IA] was in his daily thoughts.
She was to be his second wife.  Nancy Jane Tate was born May 7, 1848 in Iowa
to Archibald and Martha R. (Farmer) Tate.......Archibald was the first
postmaster in Hopkinton, Iowa, which was established June 28, 1852......on
October 17, 1872, they were married in Plymouth County, Iowa by Justice of
the Peace G. W. Cady.

Jennie[Nancy Jane] was among the three teachers who first taught in the newly erected
schoolhouses in Johnson Township, Plymouth County.  She had a first grade
certificate to her credit..........They had a unique situation.  Jennie
taught in the school located on Section 35 Johnson Township and Frank taught
in the school on Section 23,  two miles apart.  Jennie kept baby Glenora
with her, living in the little room at the back of the schoolhouse.  On
weekends,  Frank would come the two miles to visit with his family.

Legal tendencies had begun to surface in Frank's destiny.  He was the first
Justice of the Peace for Johnson Township,  performing many marriages in the
area.  The years served were 1874 through 1876,  and 1879.....he became an
elected official of Plymouth County.  Frank [Fuller] served as deputy
sheriff in 1882-1883,  and became sheriff for the county in 1884.  At this
time,  Frank and Jennie were living in the southwest corner of 2nd and
Fulton Streets in LeMars." [Quote from a family tree book published by Lee and
Dorothy Fuller of Henry, S.D.]



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