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On May 8, 1869, the township school board awarded the contract to build the third school house in Lincoln township. It was to be located in the northwest corner of the SW1/4 of Section 21. Nicholas A. Ufford submitted the low bid of $680 and was granted the contract. This was the school house which later served the children of Zearing until a town school could be built.
The township school board on September 20, 1869, paid Emily Harris the sum of $31.25 for five weeks salary as a school teacher.
On March 18, 1872, upon motion of E. M. Burke, the school board president was instructed to sell the contracts for furnishing coal and kindling for the school houses, for all purposes, for the year commencing on March 18, 1872. Coal to be good coarse coal. and the kindling to be dry and of good quality.
John Gilmore Sr. received the fuel contract for District No. 1 for the sum of $22.50.
I am including a couple of country school roll calls at this point in the country school history.
Roll CallDistrict No. 4Term–December 4, 1893, to March 23, 1894Addie V. King–Teacher
|Victor Fitch||Edith Thornton|
|Ernest Fitch||Ida Haase|
|Fred Thornton||Minnie Haase|
|Charles Haase||Pearl Mead|
|August Cerka||May Mead|
|William Cerka||Nellie Mead|
|Herbert Fitch||Ruby Helson|
|George Mead||Mayme Cerka|
|Charles Burkhart||Erma Harlan|
|Bertha Mead||Carrie Young|
|Grace Thornton||Minnie Burkhart|
Roll CallDistrict No. 1Term–December 18, 1893, to March 9, 1894Minerva B. Wickham–Teacher
|Charles Bryant||William Adams|
|Mose Bryant||Altie Bryant|
|Thomas Bryant||Flo Hampton|
|Louis Grimm||Viola Hampton|
|Rosa Stebbins||Ada Meekins|
|Nellie Bryant||Ernest Meekins|
|Clayton Parker||John Bryant|
|Malinda Grimm||Edith Meekins|
|Myrtle Bryant||George Bartley|
|Lottie Adams||Martha Bryant|
|Annabelle Bartley||Birdie Bryant|