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July 30, 2021

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Elm Center country school 1916-17

Here is a photograph of students who attended the Elm Center country school in 1916-17.

This school was located between Bluffton and Pandora. Today it would be in the Pandora-Gilboa school district. When this photo was taken each of the students spoke Swiss dialect at home, and English in school.

The teacher is Millen Geiger.

Front row from left, Ralph Diller, Monroe Hilty, Melvin Bucher, Ben Burry, Leonard Badertscher and Vilas Burry.

Second row from left, Arvilla Baumgartner, Lela Diller, Selina Steiner, Lillian Stiner, Marcella Diller and Lucille Niswander.

Back row from left, Mary Steiner, Almeda Baumgartner, Myron Steiner, Millen Geiger (teacher), Zella Basinger, Melvina Burry and Marden Niswander.