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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Kronsfeld School No. 1284 / Haskett School No. 1284 (Haskett, RM of Stanley)

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The Kronsfeld School District was established formally in April 1904, classes were initially held at NE12-1-5E before a school building was constructed at SW8-1-4W, at Haskett, in the Rural Municipality of Stanley. The district was renamed as Haskett School some point between July 1943 and July 1944. Around November 1947, $2,500 was borrowed for repairs to the school as well as reinforcing the basement. The district was amalgamated into the Garden Valley School Division in 1967 and the school continued to operate until closing in 1971. Around 1970, junior grades were transferred to Rosengard School, with intermediate grades taught until the summer of 1971, after which they were taught at Reinland School. The building sat vacant until 1999 when it was demolished.

Principals

Period

Principal

1923-1927

Joseph Sidney Wolkof (1882-?)

1927-1930

Frank Unrau Dyck (?-1982)

1930-1935

John K. Friesen

1935-1938

Jacob Derk? Siemens

1938-1940

William Friesen

1940-1943

John S. Schellenberg (?-?)

1943-1947

None

1947-1948

Peter Dyck

1948-1950

Helen Neufeld

1950-1951

Henry Teichgraf Thiessen (1918-2003)

1951-1954

Peter Brown

1954-1955

Gerald H. Dyck

1955-1956

Margie Letkeman

1956-1957

Peter David Matthies

1957-1959

Menno Schulz

1959-1960

David W. “Dave” Bueckert

1960-1963

Peter Isaac Friesen

1963-1966

Peter Sawatzky

1966-1967

Abram Jacob Friesen

1967-1968

?

1968-1969

Irvin Roy Enns

Teachers

Among the early teachers of Kronsfeld School were Abraham Buhr (Fall 1905), John R. Walkof (January-June 1906), Susan Neufeld (October-December 1906 & Spring 1907 - February 1909), Solomon Abraham (March 1909), I. J. Warkentin (May-July 1909), Oscar Meckling (September 1909 - June 1910), Helen Warkentin (September-December 1910), H. L. Warkentin (January-June 1911), Edward Lot Kugler (September 1911 - June 1912), Anna Dyck (September-December 1912), Frederick Philip “Fred” Grove (January-June 1913), Susan Loewen (September-December 1913), Oscar A. Wurster (Spring 1914 - Spring 1915), Helena J. Hiebert (Fall 1914 - Spring 1916), John R. Friesen (Fall 1916 - Spring 1917), Peter S. Buhr (Fall 1917 - Spring 1918), Peter Brown (Fall 1918 - Spring 1919), Annie Robisstol? (Fall 1919), John H. Enns (Spring 1920), and Mary Derksen (Fall 1920 - Spring 1922).

Period

Teachers

1922-1923

Joseph Sidney Wolkof (grades 1-8 & October-February night classes)

1923-1924

Tien Derksen (grades 1-3), Joseph Sidney Wolkof (grades 4-8 & November-March night classes)

1924-1925

Tien Derksen (grades 1-3), Joseph Sidney Wolkof (grades 4-9)

1925-1926

Margaret Dyck (grades 1-3), Joseph Sidney Wolkof (grades 4-10)

1926-1927

Emma F. Uhrich (grades 1-2), Joseph Sidney Wolkof (grades 3-10)

1927-1928

Frank Unrau Dyck (grades 4-9), Emma F. Uhrich (grades 1-3)

1928-1929

Frank Unrau Dyck (grades 4-9), Lillian Elsie Hooge (grades 1-3)

1929-1930

Frank Unrau Dyck (grades 4-9), Lillian Elsie Hooge (grades 1-3)

1930-1931

Tine Buhr (grades 1-4), John K. Friesen (grades 5-10)

1931-1932

Tine Buhr (grades 1-4, August-December), John K. Friesen (grades 5-9), William I. Neufeld (grades 1-4, January-June)

1932-1933

John K. Friesen (grades 5-9), Mary A. Friesen (grades 1-4)

1933-1934

John K. Friesen (grades 7-10), Jacob Derk? Siemens (grades 1-6)

1934-1935

John K. Friesen (grades 5-10), Jacob Derk? Siemens (grades 1-4)

1935-1936

Eva Janzen (grades 1-3), Jacob Derk? Siemens (grades 4-9)

1936-1937

Eva Janzen (grades 1-4), Jacob Derk? Siemens (grades 4-9)

1937-1938

Eva Janzen (grades 1-4), Jacob Derk? Siemens (grades 4-9)

1938-1939

William Friesen (grades 4-8), Olga Kehler (grades 1-3)

1939-1940

William Friesen (grades 5-9), Olga Kehler (grades 1-4)

1940-1941

Alvina F. Friesen (grades 1-4), John S. Schellenberg (grades 5-10)

1941-1942

Alvina F. Friesen (grades 1-5), John S. Schellenberg (grades 6-10)

1942-1943

Esther Cathryn Klassen (grades 1-6), John S. Schellenberg (grades 1-10)

1943-1944

John S. Schellenberg (grades 1-10)

1944-1945

Peter Dyck (grades 1-9)

1945-1946

Peter Dyck (grades 1-9)

1946-1947

Peter Dyck (grades 1-9)

1947-1948

Peter Dyck (grades 1-9), Helen Grace Siemens (grades 1-4)

1948-1949

Marie Alvina Driedger (grades 1-3), Helen Neufeld (grades 4-7)

1949-1950

Helen Neufeld (grades 5-8), Laura Wall (grades 1-4)

1950-1951

Eleanora Neufeld (grades 1-4), Henry Teichgraf Thiessen (grades 5-9)

1951-1952

Peter Brown (grades 4-8), Ella Neufeld (grades 1-3)

1952-1953

Peter Brown (grades 5-9), Irma Ann Buhr (grades 1-4)

1953-1954

Peter Brown (grades 5-10), Irma Ann Buhr (grades 1-4)

1954-1955

Gerald H. Dyck (grades 5-9), Margaret Esther Schroeder (grades 1-4)

1955-1956

Mary Anne Ens (grades 1-4), Margie Letkeman (grades 5-9)

1956-1957

Mary Anne Ens (grades 1-4), Peter David Matthies (grades 5-9)

1957-1958

Menno Schulz (grades 5-9), Justina Zacharias (grades 1-4)

1958-1959

Menno Schulz (grades 5-10), Justina Zacharias (grades 1-4)

1959-1960

David W. “Dave” Bueckert (grades 5-9), Jessie Zacharias (grades 1-4)

1960-1961

Peter Isaac Friesen (grades 5-9), Jessie Zacharias (grades 1-4)

1961-1962

Peter Isaac Friesen (grades 5-9), Eva Hildebrand (grades 1-4)

1962-1963

Peter Isaac Friesen (grades 5-9), Eva Hildebrand (grades 1-4)

1963-1964

Susan Irene Peters (grades 1-4), Peter Sawatzky (grades 5-9)

1964-1965

Mary Funk (grades 1-4), Peter Sawatzky (grades 5-9)

1965-1966

Mary Funk (grades 1-4), Peter Sawatzky (grades 5-8)

1966-1967

Mary Funk (grades 1-4), Abram Jacob Friesen (grades 5-8)

1967-1968

Mary Funk (grades 1-4), ? (grades 5-8)

1968-1969

Mary Dyck (grades 1-4), Irvin Roy Enns (grades 5-8)

1969-1970

Irvin Roy Enns (grades 6-8)

1970-1971

Irvin Roy Enns (grades 7-8)

1971-1972

School closed; grades 1-4 taught at Rosengard School, grades 5-8 taught at Reinland School.

Photos & Maps

Kronsfeld School

Kronsfeld School (no date) by G. G. Neufeld
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 91.

Haskett School

Haskett School (no date)
Source: Neil Thiessen

The former Haskett School building

The former Haskett School building (no date)
Source: Neil Thiessen

Former site of Haskett School with the sign from the building

Former site of Haskett School with the sign from the building (November 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.01938, W97.97518
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

Summative half-yearly returns for school districts (A 0051), GR0571, Archives of Manitoba.

School division and school district formation files (E 0027), Kronsfeld School District No. 1284, GR1688, Archives of Manitoba.

School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.

School division borrowing files (MA 0038), Haskett School District No. 1284, GR1798, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Kronsfeld School District No. 1284 - Daily Registers, GR2656, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Kronsfeld School District No. 1284 - Miscellaneous [Daily Register], GR2656, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Haskett School District No. 1284 - Daily Registers, GR2656, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer, and Gordon Goldsborough, and Neil Thiessen.

Page revised: 4 May 2022

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