Historic Sites of Manitoba: Thalberg South School No. 1411 (RM of St. Clements)
The Thalberg School District was established formally in April 1907 and a schoolhouse made of logs operated on ten acres of land located on the southeast corner of the northeast quarter of 19-16-8E in the Rural Municipality of St. Clements. In 1914, a new wood frame schoolhouse replaced the original one and the former building was used as a teacherage. A second classroom was added in 1918, with students in grades 1 and 2 in one room and those in grades 3 to 6 in the other. A dedicated teacherage was also constructed in 1918.
The two-classroom school was destroyed by fire in the early summer of 1935. The following year, a new one-room schoolhouse opened at NW8-16-8E under the control of a renamed Thalberg South School District. Portions of the original district were removed to form the Gull Lake School District and Thalberg North School District, each in its own one-room schoolhouse.
The teachers of Thalberg School / Thalberg South School were Nora S. Furst (1907-1908), Felix Sauer (1908-1911), Karl Karger (1911-1912), Gustave Pfaff (1912-1915), Bertha M. Nauer (1915-1917), Elizabeth R. Mccurdy (1917-1918), Helen G. Macleod (1917-1919), Martha Della Crowe (1918-1920), Marjorie Casey (1920), N. Jean Carey (1920-1921), Ethel Chevard (1920), Kathleen Griffin (1921-1922), Sophie Adamek (1921-1922), Mary M. Gardiner (1922-1924), Mary C. Milovitch (1922-1924), Hazel Dahlgren (1924-1925), Mrs. Marguerite Breland (1924-1925), Eva Schwartz (1925-1926), Annie Wedro (1925-1926), Winnifred Ida Borley (1926-1928), May Jessie Borley (1926-1928), Ethel M. Hicks (1928-1929), Inez M. Boddy (1928-1929), Helen Margaret Stewart (1929-1931), Marjorie E. Sutton (1929-1931), Ruth Joy Davies (1931-1936), Ella Alma Klass (1931-1936), Eugenia Mudry (1936-1939), Anna Zubachek (1939-1940), Alice Demchuk (1940-1942), Alice A. Rempel (1942), Esther H. A. Winter (1943), Margaret Anne Ursel (1944), Esther Anne Brandt (1944-1945), Walter Myron Krykewich (1945), Garnet Robson Hareaud (1946), William Ferens (1947-1949), Audrey May Longbottom (1949-1950), Harry Hryhorka (1950-1951), Michael Nicholas Andrusiak (1951-1952), Henrietta Christine Kloustertow (1952-1953), Peter Jacob Williams (1953-1954), Myrtle Eva Wianiko (1954-1956), Abram Henry Toews (1956-1957), Bernhard Epp (1957-1960), Abe Klassen (1960-1961), Roberta Stevens (1961-1962), Frederick McKim (1962-1965), and Mrs. Lillian Kozak (1965-1966).
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.
East Side of the Red, 1884-1984 by St. Clements Historical Committee, 1984.
Lac du Bonnet topographic map, 62I/8, Edition 2, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].
We thank Brian Lesko and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 22 January 2023