ONE ROOM SCHOOLS OF PERRY TOWNSHIP

 

School Number

Name

Location

Section

Construction

No. 1

Dutch Ridge

Auburn Road

Section 2

Brick

No. 2

Fitch School

Shoaff Road

Section 4

Wood frame

No. 3

Parker School

Old Lima Road

Section 7

Brick

No. 4

Caswell-Huntertown

Old Lima Road in Huntertown

Section 17

Brick & stone

No. 5

Perry Center  

Corner of Gump and Coldwater

Section 16 

Logs

No. 6

Hursh School

Hursh Road

Section 23

Wood frame

No. 7

Duley School

Union Chapel Rd and Diebold

Section 26

 

No. 8

Bowser School

Coldwater Road

Section 27

Brick

No. 9

Fleming School

Carroll and Lima 

Section 30

Brick

 

1880 Map of Perry Township showing the schools

 

 

PHOTOS

 

DUTCH RIDGE  #1

 

               

                                          1897                     Recent photo

 

FITCH SCHOOL  #2

 

 

   About 1910

 

PARKER SCHOOL  #3

 

      

 

HUNTERTOWN- CASWELL- MALCOLM SCHOOL  #4

 

       

Built 1890 by John Malcolm   

 

UNNAMED SCHOOL #5

 

HURSH SCHOOL #6

 

           

On Hursh Rd 1897     Before move         2006 photo             Blackboard area 1997

 

   

   Hursh 1902            Hursh 1895

                          See ID  in table below

 

DULEY SCHOOL #7

 

 

 

BOWSER SCHOOL #8

 

           

Photo taken 2006       1912-13                   Photo ID

 

FLEMING SCHOOL #9

 

Fleming School, 2 1/2 miles south of Huntertown, Oct. 11, 1912

Do not have names of the children

 

 

 

 

HURSH SCHOOL, 1895

Bottom Row, left to right:

Jacob Parker, Claude Ott, Alva Otto, Elizabeth Vandolah, Josie Otto, Norma Gloyd, Rinda Parker, Gertie Gloyd, Meda Treace, Pearl Moss, Mahala Moss

Second Row:

Ollie Otto, Orpha Ott, Arvilla Moss, Otis Gloyd, Ray Mercer,  Will McComb,  Dick Moss, Hattie Treace, D.O. McComb, Sr. Teacher

Top Row:

Maude Mercer, Della Gloyd, Lela Otto, Bertha Crawford, Charles Gloyd, Artie Otto, Sylvia Gloyd, Jennie Treace.

The corsages that they are wearing were purple lilacs.

 

 

Parker School   In 1837 this second school was taught by Matthew Montgomery, in a cabin in Section 8.   Its teacher was a man of great natural ability, and had received a fine education.   He won golden opinions as a school teacher, and became a prominent man in the township.   In 1846, he was the Whig candidate for State Representation, but was defeated by Hon. Peter Kiser.   He died while yet a young man.   An improvement was made to the system of education, with the introduction of public schools of which there are now nine in this township having a total enrollment of 146 scholars.     (probably written between 1860 and 1880)

 

 

 

Duley School District 7

Perry Township, Allen Co., IN

 

On the 1876 and 1880 map marking the schools we find that the Duley School was on the southwest corner of Union Chapel and Diebold roads.   That school was apparently torn down about 1896 to build another school which was placed on the north side of Union Chapel Road at that same intersection.

 

From Deb Eidson about the Duley #7 one-room school ......

An article about the building of the school

 

The Fort Wayne Weekly Gazette

Thursday, July 30, 1896, page 8

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

 

Sealed proposals will be received by the undersigned, until Tuesday, August 4, 1896 at 2 o'clock p.m. at my office in Huntertown, Ind. for the erection of a brick school house in District No. 7 Perry Township.   Plans and specifications can be seen at my office.   The right to reject any or all bids is reserved.   My office day is Friday of each week, and intending bidders will always find me there on that day.

 

J. E. BALLOU

Trustee, Perry Township

 

More information about the property was that it had been sold to a home-building business and it had been rented out after that purchase in 2004.   It is still in existence.