According to the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
, the Seitz School was built circa 1860-1879.
This picture was taken during the 1916-1917 school year. Miss Mary Carson is
the teacher; she taught 1st through 3rd grades, and this picture probably
includes the students from those grades.
The Seitz School building, now the home of the Pleasant Valley Fire
Department, had been retired after the building of Kerr School at the top of
the Kittanning Pike hill, sometime in the late 1920s or early 1930s.
Kittanning Pike is at the north-east edge of Sharpsburg.
The little girl at far right on the front row is my mother Anna Mathilda
Fischer, who would have been 6 years old for that school year. During my
mother¹s time, the school served grades 1-8. She identified the known
Front Row, left to right:
3. Marietta SMITHHAMMER
5. ‹?‹ NEAL
6. Hazel SWICK
7. John FERBER
8. Edward SCHIFFBAUER
9. George McCREADY
12. Kenneth SIESS
13. Anna Mathilda FISCHER
Second Row, left to right:
1. John BERG
3. Zelma KUNTZ
4. Olive BRINLING
7. Clifford KUNTZ
8. Earl WHITTLINGER
9. Robina EISZLER
10. Marie ZELL
Third Row, left to right:
1. Walter SCHIFFBAUER
2. Stephen YERKINS
3. Helen SMITH
4. Helen PRAGER
5. ‹?‹ SCHULTHEIS or ETHERNFELD
7. Mabel GRUBBS
8. Rose KELLY
9. Etta WALKER
10. Ruth PRAGER
Back Row, left to right:
1. Howard PARKS
2. Charles WILLIAMS
4. Edith KUNDE
5. ‹?‹ WAGNER
6. Unknown (may be brother to #7)
7. Unknown (may be sister to #6)
8. Mabel CAMPBELL
9. Gertrude WHITTLINGER
Miss Mary CARSON, Teacher
See also the photo of "Teachers & Pupils Seitz School O¹Hara Township Pa.
Oct. 30/1923" on this website.
If you can identify any unknown children and/or add to the information on
this photo or the Seitz School, please contact Carolyn McQuaid Thomas
....AND... the webmaster of Allegheny River Family Archives. Email information
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