under construction 6/28/17
some of the
in nemaha county, nebraska
that were still standing in 2017
The following schools have been located in 2017. They are all within about 30 miles of Table Rock. They lie in the Nebraska counties of Pawnee, Johnson, Nemaha, and Richardson and in Nemaha County, Kansas.
mt. zion country school
nemaha county, nebraska district 45
This school is on Highway 62 about fives miles east of Elk Creek, on the way to Highway 105.
My understanding is both of my grandfathers attended school at this rock school. My grandpa Ahntholz was 15 when the family immigrated from Germany in 1883 and my grandpa Buchholz, born in 1894 also attended the rock school.
It is in such good shape because of the efforts of the Gobber family. They did things like put in new windows and fix a big crack that was in front.
greenfield country school
nemaha county, nebraska DISTRICT 62
This school is on 105 Highway. From Table Rock, take Highway 4 and go to the "four mile corner," and turn north (left). The school is north of the intersection of Highway 62, which goes toward Elk Creek (and the Excelsior Country School, which is on Highway 62). This school is on the east side of the road. If you come to Egger Brothers parts. you've gone just a little too far. Dennis Egger remembers that the name of the school was Greenfield Country School but does not remember the district number. They own the land that is on, and for years tried to keep it up and tried to get some local help, but pretty well all of the students have passed away and they didn't get any interested. The storm windows protected the windows, which are wavy -- probably the originals. Dennis did not know when the school building was built. Later that evening, Beth & Ty Stukenholtz filled me in that it was District 62. They'd just found it and photographed it, too.