The Lititz Record, Thursday Morning, January 3, 1924

BRUNNERVILLE ITEMS – Amos Metzler is working at the Union School House, Lexington, and is converting it into a double dwelling.


The Lititz Record, Thursday Morning, January 24, 1924

REAL ESTATE SOLD – The old Huber school house, discontinued as a school house for some years and converted into a dwelling, was bought by Harry Herr from Christ Risser.

OLD SCHOOL HOUSES SOLD – The Warwick Township School Board sold at public sale at the Warwick House on Saturday the Lookout School Property and grounds, at Pine Hill, and the Union School property and grounds, at Lexington, to Amos Metzler, of Pine Hill, for $235 and $535 respectively, and the Millway School property and grounds to John Reitz, of that place, for $887.


The Lititz Record, Thursday Morning, January 31, 1924

Around Our Town – (This is an article reminiscing about the old Warwick or Huber brick school house and I am including only the highlights of the story.)

The sale recently of the old Warwick or Huber brick school house, just east of the borough limits, but which has been used as a dwelling the past eight or ten years, brings back to my mind most vividly the time when I had my first experience as a small boy pupil in this really historic structure, in about the year 1860-61, where I received my first lessons in “reading, writing and „rithmatic”.

I was then a resident of the village of Warwick, and considered the long walk to and from school as only a jaunt, not a hardship. Through mud and snow I waded, boy like, and the more snow and the higher the snow banks along the way the better I liked it. Those days there were few pavements, only here and there a flagstone paving along some of the few houses along the way. When the mud was too deep I resorted to the inside of the fences into the fields in order to get there; and when the San Domingo Creek was overflown, the second or third rail of the fence was resorted to in order to wend my way to the school house, and as a rule I was never late in the school room. The opening was eight o‟clock; but if any one arrived after the session had begun he was jeered until he blushed with shame, as a late comer.

My first teacher was David Spangler, who lived at Lexington, and he too was obliged to make his way to school on “Shenk‟s mare.” (walking) He is well remembered by the writer. (Here follows descriptive paragraphs about the teacher and the strictness with which he ruled the pupils. He was not remembered as having smiled, only that he had a “very cross, if not savage countenance with never a smile. The threat of a flogging was used to enforce obedience, and was followed through with a “large heavy rod” that he kept close by, waving it in the air. But Teacher Spangler did give each pupil a candy stick and an orange at Christmas so he couldn‟t have been quite as fierce as his description.)

In those days there were few school holidays. I recall that even on Christmas day one year the school sessions were held same as any other day, and Thanksgiving day was almost unknown here-abouts.

A large cannon stove standing in the middle of the room kept the school room warm. No fire was kept up over the night. One of the larger boys who lived nearby was hired to come an hour or so before the opening hour to start the fire, for which he was recompensed at the rate of three cents per day.

Teacher Spangler was succeeded in this particular school house first for two terms by Kate Snader, then Emma Hauck, then John Hostetter, and then again later by the same David Spangler. After that I was no longer a Huber school house boy, but attended the Lititz Academy in the years 1867-68, then conducted by Rickert and Hepp. The article is signed simply “Old Pupil”


The Lititz Express, February 1, 1924

BRUNNERVILLE – Amos Metzler is remodeling the (Union School house) near Lexington he lately bought and is converting it into a double dwelling.


The Lititz Record, September 4, 1924

ROTHSVILLE ITEMS – Rothsville High School, Warwick Township, opened here on Labor Day with a total attendance of 301 pupils. This is an increase of the total attendance for the first day enrollment of last year. The enrollment by grades and the names of the teachers in charge are as follows:

  • High School 87 pupils Victor D. Heisey, Principal Miss Marie McPoland, Ass‟t. Principal Miss Marion Biemesderfer, Assistant Chester N. Adams, Assistant
  • Intermediates 65 pupils Miss Florence Royer
  • Secondary 67 pupils Miss Emma Zook
  • Primary 39 pupils Miss Mary Hess
  • Grammar 43 pupils Mrs. Helen Behmer

The Millport School, Warwick Township, J. Eugene Mohn, teacher opened on Monday (Labor Day_ with an enrollment of 32 pupils.


The Lititz Record, Thursday Morning, November 20, 1924

Rothsville School House Nearing Completion – The two-story addition to the Rothsville school house will be ready for occupancy within a month. It is built of brick, 70 by 60 feet, with a basement to be used as a gymnasium. The present quarters are overcrowded. This addition was started in the summer.


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