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District No. 46, Ellmann/Landis
DISTRICT FORMED 1865
YEARS SCHOOLS BUILT 1866
GENERAL LOCATION West of Afton
MODERN ADDRESS Located on 22nd St. west of Neal Ave.
DISTRICT BOUNDARIES About four square miles in the center of the county near Afton.
DISPOSITION Now Razed
NOTES
  • 1865: District established. The first school was held in a building belonging to District #22. Shortly afterwards the building burned.
  • 1866: Schoolhouse built.
  • 1950s: The school closed and the district was consolidated with other surrounding districts.
  • The district is comprised of part (or all??) of the obsolete District #42
  • It was called the Landis school because it was on land owned by the Landis family. And because water had to be carried from the Ellmann well it became known as the Ellmann School.
  • Frequent field trips were to KSTP and the Capitol.
  • Enrollment in 1938: 26 students.
MEMORIES: “In the fall and winter we always had…skunks. There was a break in the cement foundation where they entered and hibernated for the winter months. The odor from them almost ran us out of the school room. My father and some of the older boys in the school were always trapping them but the animals multiplied faster than they boys could trap them. This project wasn’t a specific tradition all over except in our school and always typical in the farm areas.” – Lenora Ellmann Stabenow

Known Teachers:

1865-6: Frank Ford
1898-9: Ida Brunner
1938-9: Jeanette Garbe
1939-40: Jeanette Garbe
Other teachers: William Boxell, Al Coney, Mary O’Brien, Sohpia Tyler, Mr. Van Sickles, Aaron Rosenquist, Dennis O’Connor, Mary O’Connor, Hannah Pialell, D.T. Gross, W.W. Hall, Emma Gage, May Black, Annie Rockstroh, Miss Peterson, Miss Morgan, Miss Jeans, Mrs. Esther Hedstrom Schoeder, Mabel Myre Sterling, Lucile Devan Vitalis, Adeline Pauley, Jeanette Garbe Schilling, Edythe Dahlgren, Mrs. Char Trost, Miss Alice Condon, Miss Gertrude McLaughlin, Mrs. Grace Rosenquist Nelson.