The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, January 13, 1882

ROME SCHOOL REPORT OF WEEKLY REVIEW –The following named boys and girls have passed a very credible review, and deserve much praise in all their respective studies for the week ending January 6: Fanny Hess, Katie Dommy, Mamie Dommy, Mamie Helman, Sadie Helman, Louisa Imhoff, Louisa Imhoff, Wayne Habecker, Elam Habecker, Henry Hess, and Clayton Hackman.

Lizzie Pfautz, Lizzie Gibble, Henry Gibble, and Christ. Hess succeeded admirable in orthography, grammas, reading, literature, etc., but failed to make the mark in physical geography. John Bender, Monroe Kile, Samuel Graybill, Christ. Graybill, John Gingrich, and Morris Sellers did not fail in their review, but fell somewhat below the standard percentage. L.S. YETTER, Teacher


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, January 20, 1882

ROME SCHOOL REPORT OF WEEKLY REVIEW –It gives me excessive pleasure to state that the rate of increase in the number of pupils having perfect reviews for the week ending Jan. 13, is 50 per cent. The number has become twenty out of a school of thirty.

The following named boys and girls have been quite successful in all their branches: Lizzie Gibble, Lizzie Pfautz, Mamie Dommy, Mamie Helman, Fanny Hess, Katie Dommy, Sadie Helman, Henry Gibbel, Christ Hess, Isaac Pfautz, Elam Habecker, Clayton Roth, Sammy Sellers, Henry Hess, Henry Frank, John Bender, Elmer Sellers, Wayne Habecker, Morris Sellers, and Monroe Kile.

Some of the last named boys failed in their literature, but as that is not a regular study, we do not include it. L.S.YETTER, Teacher


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, January 27, 1882

ROME SCHOOL REPORT OF WEEKLY REVIEW – The following names boys and girls passed a successful review in all the branches which were reviewed: Lizzie Gibbel, Lizzie Pfautz, Mamie Dommy, Mamie Helman, Fanny Hess, Katie Dommy, Sadie Helman, Henry Gibbel, Christ Hess, Wayne Habecker, Henry Frank, Abraham Sellers, Elam Habecker, Clayton Roth, Clayton Hackman, Henry Hess, John Gingrich, John Bender, Elmer Sellers, Morris Sellers, succeeded in all but political geography.

Arithmetic was not reviewed, as we deviated the regular routine after three o’clock, and devoted an hour to recitations and declamations, which was a very pleasant and entertaining feature of the afternoon. LOU S. YETTER, Teacher


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, February 10, 1882

ROME SCHOOL REPORT –The following named boys and girls passed successfully in all their respective studies: Lizzie Gibbel, Mamie Dommy, Fanny Hess, Katie Dommy, Henry Gibbel, Christ Hess, Abram Sellers, Henry Frank, Henry Hess, Clayton Hackman, Isaac Pfautz, Elam Habecker, Clayton Roth, and Sammy Graybill.

Mamie Helman, Monroe Kile, John Bender and Morris Sellers succeeded in some of the branches, but totally failed in a few others. In the afternoon we were honored by the visit of two schools, the Earlville, taught by Miss Alice Reidenbach, and the Summit Level, Manheim twp. taught by Mr. W.G. Edwards.


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, February 17, 1882

ROME SCHOOL REPORT –The following named boys and girls succeeded in passing a perfect review of all their studies for the week ending January 20: Mamie Dommy, Mamie Helman, Katie Dommy, Fanny Hess, Mattie Graybill, Sadie Helman, Henry Gibbel, Henry Frank, Christ Graybill, Isaac Pfautz, Henry Hess, Clayton Roth, Elam Habecker, Samuel Graybill, Clayton Hackman and Samuel Sellers.

Wayne Habecker came very near the mark, as he got along very nicely in all his studies but arithmetic. Monroe Kile in all but reading. We devoted one hour’s time Friday afternoon to the organization of a literary society consisting of the pupils of the A and B Classes. Our question for debate one week hence is: Resolved, “That intoxicating drink has done more harm in the world than any other vice.” Besides the debate, we have referred questions to be answered; also a recitation and select reading, and a paper to which members of the society contribute.

L.S. YETTER, Teacher


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning February 24, 1882[No Headline on this commentary]

It is a lamentable story that comes to us from a good source of the great disobedience of the male scholars attending the Fairview school, near New Haven, this county. The shameless conduct of the boys has given rise to much ill-feeling between the teacher and parents and has gone so far as to necessitate the suspension of six of them. The prevalence of depravity amongst the male scholar is almost wonderful, and we are informed that not only the present teacher but former ones have had much trouble in the school on this account. It is scarcely safe to locate the blame particularly, but it is very plain that the parents of these refractory children have the power to aid in checking their misbehavior. The indulgence of parents often leads them to overlook the faults of their children, even though these faults are very perceptible, and they thus unwittingly encourage them in their misdeeds. Let this indulgence give place to strict discipline, and the improvement will soon be marked.


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, March 10, 1882

ROME SCHOOL REPORT –The following named boys and girls passed very credibly in all their studies, for the week ending March 3: Lizzie Gibbel, Mamie Dommy, Katie Dommy, Fanny Hess, Sadie Helman, Wayne Habecker, Sammy Sellers, Henry Hess, Clayton Hackman, John Gingrich, Monroe Gable, Isaac Pfautz, Elam Hackman and Clayton Roth.

This will be the last review for this session, and a reward of a book will given to the one of the A and B class that will have the highest number of perfect lessons at the end of the term.

Our Society did very well this week, being quite entertaining. The boys and girls brought out some good points on the question, “Resolved, That the tramps should be transported to Alaska.” Judges decided in the affirmative, as did the house. Select reading, recitation, reading of the Star Weekly and sentiment roll constituted part of the programme(sic).


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, March 24, 1882

ROTHSVILLE READINGS –The lower Rothsville school, under the management of A.N. Stauter, came to a successful close for the term on March 22. He says he owes his success to the patrons of the school for their hearty support they have given him in sending their children so regularly to school, which may be seen by the following: Attendance during last month – males 28; females, 24; per cent of attendance during last month – males, 90; females 95. Per cent of attendance during term – males, 91; females, 92.

COUNTRY SCHOOLS ABOUT CLOSING -Mr. Grassman’s school, near Brickerville, closed on Wednesday last; so did Mr. John Enck’s, at Lexington, and a number of others closed later in the week.

SPELLING BEE – Miss Lou. S. Yetter’s school at Rome, will close on Wednesday of next week. An entertainment will be given on Tuesday evening, consisting of a spelling-bee, dialogues, declamations, &c. The public is cordially invited. Miss Yetter is one or our best teachers, and has been engaged in this profession for quite a time; the school, which she now controls, has had her valuable services for three or four terms. In regard to their entertainment, we can insure all who attend a very pleasant time.


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, March 31, 1882

LEXINGTON SCHOOL REPORT –The Lexington Union School closed on Tuesday, March 21, the scholars all being present with the exception of a few, who were unable to attend on account of sickness. Twelve male pupils have been attendance every day during the month and ten females. Monroe Eckert, Wm. Enck, Harry Fetter, Lizzie Hackman, Ella Kryder, Emma Zartman, Clara Schreiner, Sallie Enck, Katie Enck, have not missed a day during the term. Ella Kryder and Emma Zartman, both attending every day, have not missed one word and some not any during the last month. It was the custom for the preceding terms to be closed with a spelling bee, but the unfavorable state of the roads and changeable weather have kept us from closing the school in that way. H.D

ROTHSVILLE READING – The Pleasant View school closed on the 28th inst. This school was in charge of John F. Ruth, esq., and he is pleased with the scholars and parents for the manner in which they encouraged him.

FOUR OF ROME’S REGULAR PUPILS – Mammie Dommy has finished her eighth school-year and in this time has not missed a single day; some days she felt sick and was almost unable to go, but went nevertheless. Her sister Katie has attended six terms and missed but one and a half days in the meantime, owing to sickness. Fannie Hess has been going six years and never yet missed a day. Wayne Habecker also attended six years and within this time missed but one day. It is very seldom children are able to go to school so regularly, as they are very often more or less afflicted with some prevailing disease.

CLOSING EXERCISES – The closing exercises of the Rome public School on Tuesday evening proved to be quite a success in every respect. Long before the time for beginning exercises the school-room was the scene of numbers of ladies and gentleman, and by 8.30 the house was perfectly “packed.” The occasion passed off very pleasantly with the exception of one thing, viz: liquor; this had gotten into the heads of a few of “the boys,” and they certainly are not to be blamed for unruliness. The exercises proved very entertaining, being greeted with hearty applause by the audience. “The poetical Wedding” and “How she made him propose,” carried the laurels, which were also very interesting. It was altogether a success and no doubt every one left the house with entire satisfaction.


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, May 19, 1882

ROTHSVILLE ITEMS –A pay school was started by Miss Savilla K. Walter, and the school proves a success, as the scholars already number 30.


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, June 9, 1882

ORGANIZATIONS OF SCHOOL BOARDS –The School Board of Warwick township met at the Kemper House on Monday and organized by electing Andrew Lane president, Henry S. Miller secretary, and Peter Witmer treasurer. There was considerable discussion in giving out the schools and the hour of nine o’clock in the evening had arrived without coming to a finish. The teacher for Rome, Fairview, Lower Rothsville and Brunnerville are not yet permanently decided upon, but the board will meet again on Saturday to settle it. The following are the appointments as far as known:

  • Buch’s – Miss Sallie Bruckhart
  • Upper Rothsville – John F. Ruth
  • Lookout – Isaac K. Huber
  • Union – Hiram H. Diehm
  • West Lexington – John H. Enck
  • Millport – John A. Miley
  • Sunnyside – J. Lincoln Hertz
  • Pleasant View – Abraham Stauter
  • Martin’s – J.J. Biemesderfer
  • Warwick – Cyrus Gibble.

TEACHERS’ EXAMINATION – The examination of teachers for Lititz district and Warwick township was held on Monday last in the Lititz Grammar School room. The class consisted of sixteen members, each of which succeeded in getting a certificate and no doubt left the place with lighter hearts, as these public examinations are always more or less subject to the critical judgment of the spectator.


The Weekly Express, Saturday Morning, June 10, 1882

EDUCATIONAL – EXAMINATION AND THE SCHOOLS –There were seventeen in the class examined on Monday and all of them were successful, some doing credit to themselves. They were, ladies: Lou Yetter, Alice Reidenback, Ella Stark, Sallie Bruckhart, Emma Huber, Ada Bomberger and Lizzie Kemper. Gentlemen: H.P. Fry, J.L. Hertz, Hiram Diehm, I.K. Huber, D.R. Gibble, ____ Strickler, A. Stauter, J.J. Biemesderfer, H.N. Biemesderfer, J.H. Enk.

The directors of the township schools met at the Warwick House and organized by electing Andre Lane president; H.S. Miller secretary; Peter Witmer, treasurer. There was no appointment made for Rome, Fairview, Lower Rothsville or Brunnerville. The board will re-convene to-day to finally adjust matters. The appointments already made are:

  • Buch’s: Miss Sallie Bruckhart
  • Lookout: Isaac K. Huber
  • Warwick: Cyrus R. Gibbel
  • Upper Rothsville: John F. Ruth
  • Union: Hiram Diehm
  • West Lexington: John H. Enk
  • Millport: John A. Miley
  • Sunnyside: J. Lincoln Hertz
  • Pleasant View: Abraham Stauter
  • Martins: J.J. Biemesderfer
  • The probabilities are that H.P. Fry will receive the Rome school


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, June 16, 1882

APPOINTMENT OF TEACHERS –In last week’s issue was given a partial report for Warwick, but the following is complete with one exception:

  • Lower Rothsville, vacant;
  • Upper Rothsville – J.F. Ruth
  • Pleasant View – A.N. Stauter
  • Millport – John Miley
  • Sunnyside – Lincoln Hertz
  • New Haven – J.J. Biemesderfer
  • Fairview – S. Celinda Heiser
  • Buch’s – Sarah Bruckhart
  • Lexington – John Enck
  • Union – Hiram Diehm
  • Brunnerville – Lizzie A. Kemper
  • Lookout – I.K. Huber
  • Warwick – Cyrus Gibble
  • Rome – H.P. Fry


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, August 11, 1882

ROTHSVILLE REFLECTIONS –Our schoolhouses are getting a coat of paint, which they should have had one year ago.


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, September 8, 1882

ALL AROUND HOME –The township public school will open on Monday, September 18th .


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, September 22, 1882

EDUCATIONAL –The Warwick township school board met at the Kemper House on Saturday for purpose of having teachers sign an agreement before entering upon their duties on Monday. The Brunnerville and Lexington schools were not given out until this meeting, when the former was given to John Enck and the latter to Lizzie Kemper. On Monday all teachers entered upon their work for a session of six months. Miss Lizzie Kemper opened with 21 pupils and seems to like teaching, which is entirely new to her.


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, December 15, 1882

VARIETIES –The Brunnerville public school, taught by John Enck, has sixty-three scholars on its roll.


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, December 22, 1882

CHRISTMAS CHAT –The Warwick township school directors are not as liberal as those of Lititz. The teachers are granted but one holiday – Christmas day.


The Lititz Record, Friday Morning, December 22, 1882

NEW HAVEN HAPPENINGS –People going to market on Saturday morning at an early hour saw two tramps loitering about Martin’s school house, having a light inside. Later in the day Mr. Jerome Biemesderfer, the teacher of the school, heard of it and proceeding thither found that a shutter had been pried open, through which the tramps got inside. They started fire in the stove, cast the ashes promiscuously on the floor, and, after being thoroughly warmed up, left with a pair of slippers belonging to the teacher.


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