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Now scroll down for a quick look at what the village of table rock is all about. you will see preservation efforts & enjoyment of history everywhere, not just by the historical society and its guests.
At the Pleasant Valley Country School - also known as the Lionberger Country School, in old School District 32 --in February 2020, great grandchildren of Rudy, Jr., & Dorothy Hunzeker Fritch gather! Brynnlee,Kaisley and Garrhette Fritch children of Steven and Jenny Fritch Trace, Breena and Reid Haug. children of Dale and Kelly Haug. Shared by Julie Fritch. Photo 8549.
Parker Norris points to her grandfather's great grandfather in this Norris family picture. Her grandpa Bob Norris is the grandson of C. I. Norris, here in the picture with his parents Chauncey & Fannie Norris and his many siblings. Parker was in Table Rock for a visit on Memorial Day 2018. Photo 6459.
Take a tour of our special fire truck in this video. Listen to its engine, see it running.
Landry Lionberger came from Texas to see the family's old homestead land. Her fervent wish was to walk in a cornfield. She had never been able to do that. She was able to fulfill her dream in a cornfield on the old Ulrich Lionberger place, which has been in a branch of the Lionberg family since 1854. Landry's ancestors left the area in 1899, but Charles Davis's branch stayed; the land has been in Charles's family since 1854.
Kalin Wallpe of Cordsville, Indiana holds a book she found at the museum with information about her Gottula ancestors. It was donated by a distant cousin, Russ Hunzeker, descended from Esther and Albert Gottula, whose 1922 wedding picture is on the book's cover. Kalin is descended from Albert's sister Mary Gottula Steiner, and the book has pictures of Albert and Mary's parents and grandparents, common ancestors of Russ and Kalin. Photo 6879, January 2019.
An amazing book, on display on special occasions, the Stepan bible. Our next oldest bible goes back "only" to 1739.
Elsie Tomek, standing by the for the dedication of the graves of Muician Wilber D. Perry and Private Henry Mumford in 2016, conducted by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War by arrangement with the Historical Society, who led the efforts to secure the stones. The Legionnaires are Lavon Covault and Tom Hildebrand.