Alton Democrat, June 14, 1902
Thursday, St. Mary's school closed a very successful year. The total
enrollment for the year was 249. The following pupils, some of whom live in
the country, were neither absent nor tardy for the entire scholastic year:
First room —Joseph Even, Leo Goedert, John Koch, Leocadia Lucas, Hilda Pins,
Second room —Mathilda Even, Herbert Fisch, Anna Gerst, Viola Goebel, Josie
Goedert, Anna Goedert,
Mary Hoxmeier, Bernard Hoxmeier, Roman Hoxmeier, Mary Hildesheim, Leona
Koch, John Lucas, Frank Miller.
Third room —Anna Even, Anna Friedmann, Mary Gustzinger, Nick Kock , Joseph
Levermann, Vincent Trits, Peter Thelen.
Fourth room —Mary Gerst, Anna Hansen, Celia Kellen, Peter Kock.
Fifth room —Clara Schroeder, Theodore Hoxmeier.
Alton Democrat, Aug 30, 1902
After a two month's vacation St. Mary's school will open next Tuesday. There
will be a special service in the morning. The following Sisters of St.
Francis will be in charge of the various rooms: First room, Sister
Atheoasia; second room, Sister Sylvia; third room, Sister Christina; fourth
room, Sister Lucia; fifth room, Sister Loyola. Principal and teacher of
Latin and French and Christian doctrine, Rev. Father Brune. Sister Prima
will have exclusive charge of the various music classes. She is an expert
player on various instruments. the Venerable Sisters who have done so much
for the cause of true education and advancement in the past will devote all
their time and efforts to their respective studies and schools since they
have no other work and no other care but their schools. Their time and
abilities and efforts belong to the education of their pupils only. St.
Mary's school is becoming known more and more, even in distant places.
Already a number of applications have been received from distant pupils.
None, however, have been granted since the school in principally for the
members of St. Mary's church at Alton. The following branches are now taught
at St. Mary's school: Catechism, bible history--full course of both German
and English--including grammar and literature, composition, geography,
arithmetic, algebra, geometry, book-keeping, civil government, United States
history, general history, physics, economics, physiology, penmanship and
drawing, vocal and instrumental music, French and Latin. From the above it
will be seen that St. Mary's school is now fully up to the standard in
school work and there is hardly a necessity to send the children to distant
schools. Father Brune and the Sisters will spare no efforts to even increase
the efficiency of St Mary's and to impart an education at the same time
thorough and progressive. Success to a noble institution like St Mary's
Alton Democrat, June 20, 1903
St Mary’s Notes
The following pupils were neither tardy nor absent during the year:
Elizabeth Haxmeier, Otto Kettler, Apolloaia Henkel, Seraphine Tritz, John
Bonneville, Ottilia Even, Anna Even, Roman Haxmeier, Veronica Henkels, Viola
Goebel, Clara Goetzinger, Apollonia Kramer, Otto Kashmitter, Mary Gerst,
Frank Kettler, Lizzie Tritz, Vincent Tritz, William Gerst, Theodore
St. Mary's school closes a successful term today - Friday— with special
services in the church and a little picnic on the school grounds. Two
hundred forty-eight pupils were enrolled. William Gerst and Mathilda
Kurtenacker are the first graduates since the higher branches were
introduced. Both passed a successful examination and received a teacher's
certificate from the county superintendent.
Next Sunday at three and eight o'clock the pupils of St. Mary's will give an
entertainment at the school hall. The program is as follows :
Graduates-William Gent, Mathilda Kurtenackqr.
Class Motto—For God and Country
Class Colors—White and Cream.
Chorus—Come, Where the Lilies Bloom. "
The Village Band—Piano Trio—Mary Goebel, Dora Henrich, Mary Leverman
Der miszvergnuegte Holzhacker—Comedy in two acts.
Herr von Silberfeld -----------William Gent
Cerwin, ein Jaeger ------------Theo Henkels
Menalk, Holzhacker ----------Aloysiua Lieb
Mopsulus. sein Sohn---------- Dominic Haxmeier
Hans, ein Schaefer ------------Julius Bamberg
Sepp, ein Schaefer ------------Theo Haxmeier
The Race Course—Piano Duet—Mary Leverman, Mary Goebel.
Tableaux of the Wise and Foolish Virgins —Twenty-one Girls.
Education and Patriotism — Very Rev. F. J. Brune.
The Reception March—Piano Trio—Anna Haxmeier, Ida Henkels Caroline
Kaschmitter. Farewell-Mathilda Kurtenacker
Home, Sweet Home— Instrumental
Aloysius Lieb---------------- Mandolin
William Gert----------------- Guitar
Regina Biever---------------- Guitar
Mary Goebel -----------------Piano
Presentation of Diplomas—Very Rev F. J. Brune.
Chorus — "Frohe Kinder" or 'Happy Children."
Admission will be twenty-five cents. Children ten cents.
Alton Democrat, Orange City, Sept 19, 1903
The academy opened Wednesday morning. The teachers are all new
except Prof. Soulen. They are Prof. Strick of Holland Michigan, Miss
Anna Kramer a graduate of the university of Michigan from Detroit and
Miss Cornelia Walvoord of Cedar Grove Wisconsin.
~The above old news copy was typed for posting by Joan Van Peursem