|Source: Kenosha News|
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Saturday, August 11, 2018
|New 1929 Bullamore School District #8 Foundation Plans|
|New 1929 New Bullamore School District #8 Foundation Plans|
|Request for Clerk of School District #8 to Call a Special District Meeting|
John Umland, Clerk (served for 20 years)
February 4, 1929
Friday, August 10, 2018
Thursday, August 9, 2018
|Document dated March 23, 1852 by H. Johnson, Somers Town Clerk certifying that all the properties above appear from the last assessment roll.|
The Mystery of Town of Somers School District #4
There are only two known documents that describe theTown of Somers School District #4. This district has been a mystery until these documents were donated in 2018.
1. The above list of properties in this school district and which Section they are located.
2. A contract dated 1851 for the construction of a new schoolhouse is District #4. See this blog to view a copy.
After viewing the 1861 Town of Somers map, all the people listed in this school district live in parcels in sections surrounding the Bullamore Forks School District #8. The 1861 map shows Bullamore School. However, it is believed that the first Bullamore Forks schoolhouse was constructed by James Petrie in 1850 which would conflict with District #4 documentation.
|Original handwritten contract and specifications (page 1) to|
build Town of Somers Schoolhouse in District #4
includes teacher's desk, student desks, privy (2 outdoor bathrooms), black boards,
Contract dated July 8, 1851
|page 2 of contract|
|page 3 of contract|
July 8, 1851
Warranty Deed dated September 26, 1859
between Peter and Mary Ann Ozanne
Town of Somers School District #7 (Pike River School)
$30.00 for land which "shall be used for school purposes"
(top part of document)
|(middle part of document)|
(bottom part of document)
|Town of Somers, Kenosha County, Wisconsin|
School districts enrollment count (Berryville School not included)
1959-60 school year
Sunday, August 5, 2018
|January 1891 Towns of Somers and Pleasant Prairie|
Joint School District #6
Alteration of the boundaries of district
|November 1854 notice to SOmers Clerk of School District from Alson Felch, Somers Superintendent of Schools|
Change District #4 to District #8
Friday, August 3, 2018
Somers Township, Pike River School Newsletter "Headlines"
This issue is December 1960
Originals of other issues dated 1960, 1961 and 1962 are located at the UW-Parkside Archvie Center
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Source: Kenosha County Teachers & School Board Directory 1960-1961 compiled by the Office of Kenosha County Superintendent of Schools, Court House, Kenosha, Wisconsin