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Vautravers -- Nemaha County


The Heritage Server would like to thank Nicolas Junod for providing the following extract of: Crevecoeur, F. F. OLD SETTLERS' TALES--HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF THE EARLY SETTLEMENT AND SETTLERS OF NORTHEASTERN POTTAWATOMIE AND SOUTHWESTERN NEMAHA COUNTIES, KANSAS. PRINTED IN THE ONAGA REPUBLICAN DURING THE WINTER OF 1901-02.


When district No. 46, the Vautravers district, was formed, they held a term of school in Ami Bonjour's house. The seats consisted of boards laid around the room on blocks of wood, while the desks were boards laid on pins driven in the wall. Mary Todd taught this term.

The first school house was the present frame one, and Miss Ellsworth taught the first term in it about 1872. The next teacher was Miss Francis Harth. James Summerfield was the first director; George Thomas, clerk; and Fred Vautravers, treasurer....


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