Allamakee co. IAGenWeb Project - School Records
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Minert School
Post Township



Minert school, undated photo
Minert country school, undated
Minert school was located just south of the Minert cemetery (Post twp. cemetery)



Minert school children, ca 1924
Minert school children, ca 1924


back row: Blanche Harvey (teacher), Frances Pearson, Karlton Kenney, Grace Folsom, Hilda Pearson, Gordon Lawson
middle row: Leo Foels, Leone Folsom, Viola Kinsel, Leslie Lawson, Jean Marston
front row: Ruby Foels, Bob Kinney, Marie Lawson, Erna Wullner

 

~Contributor notes: The school children photois from my uncle John Kenney in California.  My two older uncles were among the students and John estimates it to be taken about 1924 (since my father who was born in 1920 wasn't in the photo).  The other is an undated photo of the school from my father's collection. 
~Contributed by Phyllis Peterson for Allamakee co. IAGenWeb

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What Happened to the Minert School House?

The Minert school house was purchased in 1953 by Marvin Flack and moved into Postville to a location on west Murdock street. Mr. Flack operated 'Flack Manufacturing Company' from the building. His company made oak slats for combines and windrowers. Mr. Flack previously had been in the shoe sales and repair business with his father-in-law, Glen Tindell. The business was still thriving as of 1975.

~Information extracted from a 1975 article in the Postville Herald by S. Ferrall

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