This photograph was taken in 1927 of the pupils of the Geise School in Lykens Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. The teacher, standing upper right, is Henry E. Wenrich, who served from 1918-1929.
The school was also known as the Gise School and was in existence for 100 years from about 1854 to 1954 when it closed and students from this part of the township began attending school in Gratz Borough.
Only a few of the students in this picture have been identified. A number key is provided below.
Those positively identified are #5 – Harold Dietrich, my uncle; #22 – Kathryn [Dietrich] Gasbarro, my mother; and #24 – Mr. Henry E. Wenrich, the teacher.
#14 is possibly John Dietrich, my great uncle, who died in a mine accident in 1939. #15 is possibly his brother, Lee Dietrich, also my uncle, who also died in the same mine accident.
All others remain to be identified. Please submit suggested or definite numbered identifications via comments added to this post.