Bethel School

© Photographed October 17, 2015
Erected by The family and friends of Harriette Riemer Trumpy
Monroe, Green County, Wisconsin

Bethel School, Monroe Township, District No. 10
[see photo caption transcriptions below]

Bethel School is located on the grounds of the Green County Historical Museum, located on westbound 9th Street, between 17th Avenue (to the east) and 16th Avenue (to the west), at or near 1607 9th Street, Monroe, Wisconsin 53566.

Green County Historical Museum

Shown in front of the Bethel School on June 22, 1906 with their teacher, Blanche Hughes, are students Albert Stauffacher, Jakie Teuscher, Freda Rupnow, Jake Mani, Ida Klatt, Bert Hoffmeister, Rudy Mani, Godfrey Teuscher, Marty Rupnow, Mertie Hoffmeister, Johnny Frey, Artie Hoffmeister, and Lena Frey. [The name of one student is missing from the list.]
The school sat empty for years and was in disrepair. After Mr. and Mrs. Albert Deppeler bought the property, the donated the school to the Green County Historical Society. The Bethel School was located on 3/4-acres [sic] of land located at 2898 Youth Cabin Road in Section 33 in Monroe Township from the time it was built in 1868. It closed in the early 1950s.
The school was moved to this property in July 1970, repaired and furnished, and dedicated on October 31, 1971.
Shown inside the Bethal School in 1932 and Roland Hasse, Lucille Hasse, teacher Kathryn Monteith, Gladys Bayrhoffer, Edwin Kummer and in the back row Robert Bayrhoffer, Mardelle Kummer, Alice Signer, Theo. Bayrhoffer, Helen Kummer, and Betty Schmoldt.
The family and friends of Harriette Riemer Trumpy donated this storyboard in her memory. Herriette did her student teaching at the West Clarno School, graduated from the Green County Normal School in 1939, and taught at the Peebles School in Albany Township in the 1939-40 and 1940-41 school years. Harriette was also a member of the Green County Historical Society.
Bethel School (visible to the left) is located on the grounds of the
Green County Historical Museum in Monroe, Wisconsin.

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