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Parke County Indiana Quaker School Records


Shared by Tim Phipps


 

Monthly Meeting of Friends, Bloomingdale, Penn Twp., Parke Co., IN

Society of Friends Records, 1803-1962

Microfilm (#F1557) at the Indiana Historical Society

Excerpts from --

 

“12th Month 13th, 1862 . . .

“At our subsequent meetings in 5th and 8th months reports were received from the different neighborhoods giving satisfactory evidence of the progress and character of their schools, from all of which reports we compile the following statistics.

 

Bloomfield

Rocky Run

Poplar Grove

Union

TOTAL

No. of schools under the superintendence of the Monthly Meetings Committee

1

1

1

1

4

Time of their continuance

4 months

8 months

3 months

4 months

--

No. of pupils in attendance

200

100

60

36

396

No. that are Friends

149

95

38

12

294

No. of Friends children that do not attend such schools

24

13

0

0

37

No. of Friends meetings in which their are no schools

0

0

0

0

0

No. of Classes

8

7

3

3

21

No. of Teachers

10

10

3

3

26

No. of Heads of families participating

32

20

14

10

76

No. receiving instructions in infant classes

20

15

0

4

39

No. of Libraries

1

1

1

0

3

No. of volumes in each

150

60

100

0

310

“The committee has encouraged the formation of Bible classes in the different neighborhoods as a means of Scripture instruction during the writer season in which some Friends take an interest.

                                                                D. W. Hunt, Clerk”