Sioux County -- SCHOOLS
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Alton Democrat, October 10, 1896
Maurice School Notes:
The following are the names of the pupils neither tardy nor absent for the
Maurice town public school
Front to back starting on left: James Van Peursem, Ernest Van Roekel, Ellsworth De Jong, Lou Mieras, Merrill Harrison
Row 2: John Van Peursem, Clem Linnan, Lillian Mieras, Cora Levering, Eunice Vander Berg
Row 3: Henrietta Van Peursem, Chester Van Perusem, Anna Vander Berg, Bertha Vander Brake, Harold De Jong, Pierce Vander Brake
Chester Van Peursem is seated in seat #2, second row in from the right with a small X over his head. Picture was taken inside of school house and if you notice all shades are drawn and there is a flash reflected in the window. There is a light bulb seen in the upper left corner of the picture. Also black boards surround the room.
~The above identification is courtesy of the Maurice Centennial Book.
Philip Van Peursem and Dean Oggel are in the back row and pointed out. They were cousins.
Philip Van Peursem front row, far right.
This is a picture of the Maurice high school some time between 1920 and 1924. Lucile Van Peursem was in the first high school graduating class Maurice High School in 1924.
She is shown in the middle of the back row with a little x over her head.
Maurice High School Picture 1923-1924
Lucile Van Peursem is seated "front row far right". No one else is identified.
~Photo submitted by Minerva Van Peursem
7th & 8th Grade class of 1930 of Maurice, IA Elementery School
Back row: Ethel Hoekstra, Marie Hoekstra, Lois Van Peursem, Clara Dykstra, Esther Brink, Teacher Lucile Van Peursem , Jake Den Ouden, Harry Hoekstra.
2nd row: Ethel Kots, -?-, Pearl Kots, Irma Vore, Katherine Van Massdam, Elsie Smits, Vaida Kuiken, Margaret Klessig, Ruth Henrich.
Front row: Pierce Jansma, Richard Schutt, Hubert Straks, -?-, -? Sckipper, Herman Vander Laan.
If anyone can help with the names of the unknowns, please do so.
~Photo courtesy Minerva Van Peursem
Row 1: Robert Vander Broek, Paul Verburg, John Ard, Lloyd Van Peursem, Nick Draayer, Marion Van Roekel, Lewis Ard, Harold Boonstra, Claude Vander Stoep.
Row 2: Ray Vander Broek, John Maassen, Howard Mieras, Orville Kots, Teacher Lucile Van Peursem, Harry Hoekstra, Harold Levering, Gerald Schutt.
Row 3: Leona Vander Stoep, Vera Levering, Helen Mieras, Bertha Visser, Esther Kots, Webbinga, Wilmina Draayer, Muriel Kuiken, Arloa Brink, Gertrude Maasen, Esther Van Roekel, Helen Jahn.
7&8th Grade class of 1936, Maurice, IA Elementery School
1st row: Marvin Ard, Harold Jahn, George Kots, Jim Vlieger, Robert Boonstra, Nick Draayer, Wallace Muilenburg, Wesley Dekker.
2nd row, Catherine Draayer, Myra Den Herder, Henrietta Maasen, Helen Van Peursem, Esther De Groot, Sadie Tigchelaar, teacher Lucile Van Peursem , Henrietta Dykstra, Laverne Kots, Alberta Gesink, Sadie Van Roekel.
Back row: Kathleen Mieras, Kenneth Hawkins, Ellsworth Hoekstra, Lloyd Kots, Cornie Mouw, Albert Jager, Gerald Schutt, Don Van Maasdam, Englebert Gesink, Henry Visser, Joyce Muilenburg.
Class of 1937
1st row: Wallace Muilenburg, Wesley Dyker, Marvin Ard, Marvin Smits, -?-, -?-, Norman Boonstra
2nd row: Marsia Mieras, Maureen Doherty, Kathleen Mieras, Lucile Van Peursem (teacher), Bernice De Jager, Clarissa De Jong, -? Draayer.
3rd row: Laverne Kots, Sadie Tigchelaar, Sadie Van Roekel, -?-, Susan Drost, -?-,
Back row: -?-, Jim Vlieger, Arie Drost, Cornie Mouw, Ellsworth Hoekstra, Don Van Maasdam, -?-, Harold Jahn.
~Helen Kalsbeek who was in the class of 1936 has helped in some of this identification.
Maurice BB Team: Junior-High Basket Ball Team;
County Champions of 1937
1st Row; Nick Stellingwerf, Don Van Maasdam, James Vlieger, Cornie Mouw, Harold John
2nd Row; Norm Boonstra, Claude Vander Stoep, Ellsworth Hoekstra, Wallace Muilenburg, Marvin Aard
1937 Maurice Seniors from Maurice, IA -- Field Trip to the Sioux City Journal
Maurice High School Photo of 1939
Row 2: Third from left is Helen Van Peursem
Row 4: Third from right is Robert Boonstra
Photo Taken June 1968 - Reunion Photo
Maurice School Reunion
Members of the First Graduation Class of Maurice High School, Year of 1924
Roland Mieras, Lucile Van Peursem, Harold (Rusty)Ostlund
Photos & information contributed by Minerva Van Peursem