School: Pioneer Elementary,
Worden Twp., Clark Co., Wisconsin (1923)
Contact: Shari Hahn
----Sources: Haas Family Album
Pioneer Elementary, Worden Twp., Clark Co., Wisconsin (1923)
Top row—3rd from left—Conrad Haas (son of George Haas)
Second row—2nd from right—Bernard Haas (son of George Haas), 4th from right--Mary Wink, 5th from right, Bertha Wink.
Bottom row—last person on right—possibly Virginia Haas (daughter of Robert Haas) she is the correct age, has "VH" embroidered on her dress and lived in that area
Please contact us if you can identify more of these students
Enjoyed reading your articles on the Pioneer School at Worden, south of Thorp. My mother and aunt are in the pictures of both 1922 and 1923 (above). In the 1922 picture she is correctly identified as Mary Wink with her sister Bertha sitting next to her. In the 1923 school picture, she is sitting in the second row, the fourth person from the right and her sister Bertha Wink is the fifth from the right, sitting next to her again. They were the children of Albert and Lizzie Wink. My mother liked her teacher very much and was a serious student who wanted to learn. One of the stories she told us was, that when she started school her entire family only spoke German so, she had to learn to speak English, plus do the regular studies of a student. When she came home from school she taught her family to speak English since her parents and grandparents lived together in the same house. So besides doing her homework each day she had to help do farm chores, take care of her younger sister and brother since she was the oldest child in their family. My mother did identify most of the students at one time and I now wished that I had written their names down on record. Sister Alice (Henke) was a relative who kept in touch with my Mom until my mother's death. Hope this little info helps. Jeanne Weise (firstname.lastname@example.org) daughter of Mary and Stanley Welciek.
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