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September 19, 2018

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Bluffton school mates photos

Here are two photos, circa 1912, with Agnes Amstutz standing and Hallie Thut (seated). The second photo is Hazel Boothby (left) and Agnes Amstutz (right). Agnes graduated from Bluffton High School in 1913 and Hallie Thut Althaus graduated from BHS in 1912.

These two photos were provided to the Icon by Alan Eaton.

Geneva Shetler's elementary class

Two students in the second row of this class, taught by Geneva Shetler, well, they were distracted at the moment Leland Gerber snapped the photo.

The Icon asks anyone who can idenify this class and put names to the picture to email us at: info@blufftonicon.com

Was Mrs. Emmert your teacher?

Here's a Bluffton elementary class photo of Esther Emmert's class. We don't know the grade level or the graduating year of the class, or even the member names.

Anyone with assistance, please e-mail: info@blufftonicon.com

VIEWER COMMENTS:

From Amy Jordan King: Class if 1983. My brother Tim Jordan is one of them. I think Nancy Badertscher and Deron Geiser possibly Kurt Badertscher also.

Vera Basinger's elementary class

Vera Basinger is the teacher in the elementary class photo taken by Leland Gerber. The Icon iinvites viewers to provide identifications of the students and the class year.  Send to: info@blufftonicon.com

The teacher is Jill Zimmerly - who are the class members?

The teacher is Jill Zimmerly. That's all we know about this Leland Gerber elementary class photo, except for a couple familiar faces that we're trying to put names with.  Anyone with more names for this class are encouraged to contact the Icon at: info@blufftonicon.com.

And, thanks to Jim Diller and his sister in California, we've added some names to the photo posted last week. Click here for that update.

Bluffton HS home economics class demonstration

The Icon posted this photo taken by Leland Gerber. Jim Diller provided some background on this photo:

The class is in the Bluffton High School Home Economics class. I believe the teacher is Peg (Gagliardi) Diller, my sister, who taught there in the mid-1950s. 

Fourth from the left in front row is Louella Steiner my aunt, next to her is Verna Diller – my mom, next to Verna is Edna Ramseyer.  Behind Louella is a Mrs. Grismore, who I think Allen Grismore’s wife and grandmother to Ken Bucher.

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