Eastmanville School District #1

    There were 12 school districts in Polkton Township.  They were arranged in the township so that the children would not have to walk more than 2 1/2 miles to school.

    The old one-room buildings usually had windows along one side facing the sun.  The smaller children in seats nearest the windows for more light.  The classes had maybe one or more in a grade and as many as 40 students in a school.  The older students helped the younger ones with reading and arithmetic.  One teacher had charge of the nine different grades and also attended the children's recess activities.

    The Eastmanville School was the oldest in Polkton Township.  The first building was constructed of logs with the dimensions of 16 by 20 feet in 1842.  This school was rebuilt in 1849 with a frame building at a cost of $349 and placed near Leonard and the east side of 68th Avenue.  Eventually the school was moved to 13777 68th Avenue.

    The school district grew in population and a second addition to accomodate the needs.  The school was closed in 1956 when the outlying one-room schools were annexed to the Coopersville Area Public School District.  The children are picked up by school buses and transported to Coopersville.
   

Eastmanville Village School, 1855

A list of the scholars who attended the District School No. 1 of the Town of Polkton and Village of Eastmanville for the term commencing 14 November 1855 and continuing 17 weeks with their names, ages and number of days attendance.     - L. M. Upton, Teacher
Due the teacher for 17 weeks at $4.00 a week - $68.00
Board Bill
Mason Eastman, five days
Timothy Eastman, nine days
Passal Maxfield, ten days
H. Fish, nine days
L. Kenyon, 16 days
A. Dickey, 53 days
B. Cole, 1 day

 

STUDENT

PARENTS

AGE

COMMENCED

DAYS

Amons, Jacob

Amons, G.

8

Nov 19

61

Borgman, Boule

Borgman, ----

11

Nov 26

51

Borgman, Mary

Borgman, ----

16

Jan 25

17

Borgman, Peter

Borgman, ----

7

Nov 19

73

Camp, Mary

Cole, B.

16

Jan 12

34

Cathy, George

Cole, B.

13

Jan 8

34

Cilley, Ithiel

Cilley, ----

6

----

56 1/2

Daly, Almeda M.

Sole, ----

6

Dec 28

28

Daly, George

Sole, ----

--

----

52 1/2

Daly, John

Sole, ----

--

Dec 17

24

Denton, Albert

Denton, Mr.

11

Jan 31

18 1/2

Denton, Bradley

Denton, Mr.

11

Jan 31

22 1/2

Denton, Charles

Denton, Mr.

5

Jan 31

24

Dickey, Mary I.

Dickey, A.

6

Dec 12

16 1/2

Eastman, Mary

Eastman, Timothy

11

Nov 19

67

Eastman, Newton?

Eastman, Timothy

12

Dec 4

47

Eastman, Octavia

Eastman, Timothy

10

Nov 19

54

Eastman, Timothy

Eastman, Timothy

7

Nov 19

61

Fish, Cornelia

Fish, H.

8

Dec 1

28 1/2

Fish, David

Fish, H.

18

Dec 1

36

Fish, Joana

Fish, H.

12

Dec 17

58

Fish, Pauline

Fish, H.

15

Nov 20

57

Hatch, Milo

Really, D.

19

Jan 7

27

Hatch, Perry

Really, D.

12

Jan 7

35 1/2

Hazelton, Benton

----

15

Nov 19

64

Kenyon, George

Kenyon, L.

8

Nov 19

60

Kenyon, Herman

Kenyon, L.

9

Nov 19

43 1/2

Locker, Case

Locker, ----

9

Nov 19

38

Maxfield, ----

Piper, Herbert

7

Nov 19

10

Maxfield, ----

Piper, Annett

9

Nov 19

10

Maxfield, Maria

Maxfield, P.

19

Dec 12

56

Maxfield, Philinda

Maxfield, P.

10

Dec 28

7 1/2

McGue, Albert

McGue, ----

16

Jan 2

36

McGue, Harris

McGue, ----

16

Dec 10

52

Morse, Charles

Morse, ----

10

Dec 3

55

Morse, Jerome

Morse, ----

16

Dec 3

52

Platt, George

Platt, ----

8

Dec 12

4

Schroeder, Guert

Schroeder, ----

16

Dec 12

22

Shannon, David

Shannon, ----

11

Jan 31

26 1/2

Shannon, Priscilla

Shannon, ----

5

Jan 31

26 1/2

Slaughter, Cybrant

Slaughter, ----

14

Nov 26

35

Slaughter, Ober S.

Slaughter, ----

12

Nov 19

42 1/2

Sole, Hanah

Sole, ----

10

Dec 17

38 1/2

Sole, Mary

Sole, ----

12

Dec 17

36

TerHon, Jacob

TerHon, ----

19

Dec 12

27

Wagner, Adam

Wagner, John

14

Jan 31

35

White, Clarisa

White, ----

12

Dec 10

31

Transcriber: ES
Created: 11 May 2009
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