A digitally restored card from the Salada School, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, from the school term 1895-1896.
At the end of the school year, students were given cards which had the names of all who attended during the year. Other souvenirs of attendance included class photos, individual student photos, report cards, and awards (which included certificate cards, achievement medals, etc.).
On the front side of this card are: (1) “Popular Education – The Power that Moves the World;” (2) a verse – “Ah me! those joyous days are gone! I little dreamt till they had flown, How fleeting were the hours;” and (3) “Presented to ________,” in this case, Guerney Umholtz. Also included on the front side of this card is a photograph of the teacher, Charles L. Hess.
On the reverse side of the card : (1) the dates of the term, 1895-1896; (2) a verse, “Let fate do her worst, there are moments of joy, Bright dreams of the past which she cannot destroy; Which come in the night time of sorrow and care, and bring back the features that joy used to wear.” — Moore; (3) Salada’s School, Lykens Township, Pennsylvania; (4) pupils names — males and females (separately); (5) school directors; (6) name of the county superintendent, and (7) the name of the teacher. The card supplier was Harry G. Phillips of Montoursville, Pennsylvania.
PUPILS — MALES
George Koppenhaver; Lloyd Troutman; John Welker; William Kemble; Harry Schmeltz; William Risinger; Harry Welker; Irwin Welker; John Troutman; John Koppenhaver; Jacob Koppenhaver; Charles Umholtz; Harrison Umholtz; Edgar Spotts; Albert Wagner; William Wagner; Henry Klinger; George Klinger, deceased; Harvey Bellis; Charles Spotts; Austin Coleman; Guerney Umholtz; Wellie Welker; Daniel Koppenhaver; Samuel Paul; John Schmeltz; Charles Rissinger; Elias Schmeltz; Jacob Wolf; Davis Kissinger; Joseph Umholtz; Henry Koppenhaver; Harry Hoke; Harry Dietz; Wellie Buffington.
PUPILS — FEMALES
Cora Coleman; Emma Schmeltz; Mary Schmeltz; Mary Rissinger; Katie Schmeltz; Nora Umholtz; Hattie Reed; Annie Hoke; Mabel Hoke; Minnie Wagner; Lottie Wolf; Virgie Wolf; Beulah Spotts; Beulah Koppenhaver; Sallie Rissinger; Carrie Ritzman; Carrie Schmeltz; Christie Wolf; Wealtha Koppenhaver, deceased; Sula Coleman; Mina Coleman; Alda Klinger; Annie Spotts; Laura Daniel; Essie Wolf; Gertrude Daniel; Katie Daniel; Emma Reed; Jennie Coleman; Amelia Schmeltz; Sallie Welker.
Edmond Hoover; Elmer Wolf; Elias Wolf; Daniel Klinger Jr.; John Knorrh; Charles Thomas
R. M. McNeal
Charles L. Hess
Corrections and additional information should be added as comments to this post.
This school card was sent to the blog by Tim Scheidler, who digitally restored it from a damaged copy (click on thumbnail at left) in his possession. The excellent results of the restoration are shown here (above), both front and back. Some of the family lines he is researching are: Scheidler, Wolfe, Hoffman, Klinger, Shade, and Troutman.
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