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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Germania School / Herriot School No. 1012 (Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne)

Known originally as Germania School District when it was established in May 1899, at SE34-18-12W in what is now the Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne, it was renamed Herriot School District, in commemoration of school inspector Archibald Adam Herriot, in 1917. At that time, a new schoolhouse was constructed at NW34-18-12W. In 1936, it became part of the Glenella Municipal School District. The school closed in 1965.

Among the teachres of Germania School/Herriot School were E. L. Berston (1917-1918), P. P. Schreyer (1919), C. H. Edgitt (1919), Ida Foster (1920), Eileen Wright (1920), Miss Peggy O’Donnell, Miss Nichols, Ernie Dobson, Miss Rose Gillespie, Mr. McConnell, Katie Carson (1927-1928), Eva Schwartz (1928), H. R. McConnell (1931-1934), John Walker, Mr. Kascowich, Ray Neumann, Albert Victor Mastin (1934-1939), Lena Krahn, Herta Krahn, Eric Ferrick (1941-1942), Ralph Windeborn (1942-1943), Della Uhryniuk (1943-1944), Rosemarie Vorrath (1944-1945), Tom Ruebel (1944-1945), Clarence Pischke (1945-1946), Florence Koehler (1946-1947), Ilsa Frank (1948-1949), Jake Enns (1949-1950), Ervin Pries (1950-1951), Jack Fast (1951-1952), Rodnie Valley Peppler (1952-1953), Lawrence Toews (1953-1954), Nimrod Nerbas (1954-1955), Peter Dyck (1955-1956), Henry Buhler (1956-1957), Pearl Lytwyn (1956-1957), and Barrie Bates (1957-1958).

Herriot School

Herriot School (no date) by C. K. Rogers
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 40.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.59375, W99.05373
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Archibald Adam Herriot (1881-1956)


Glenella East topographic map, 62J/11 East, Edition 1, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

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.

Tracks of Time: Glenella and Districts by Glenella History Committee, 1990, pages 113-114. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.G65 Tra]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 August 2023

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