I recently came across this delightful and well-documented photo -- naturally, a school teacher would have owned it!  This is Miss Mabel Koske's 1935 School picture for Grades 1-4 in the Pulcifer School.  Miss Koske (1916 - 2002, daughter of Paul and Marie Krause- Koske) was from the Green Valley area and most of the students are from the same area as well.  Miss Koske noted "I think this was taken the first week of my teaching career."

On the back of the photograph, Miss Koske has handwritten the names of the students that correspond to the numbers that she penned on the photo.  There are only a few names missing, so if you know them, please let me know and we'll complete the class list.

A little bit about the Pulcifer School -- The Pulcifer Grade School was a two-story building with first through fourth grade downstairs and fifth through eighth grade upstairs.  Albert Zenk built this school in 1905 at a cost of $1700.  It closed in 1966, when it consolidated with the Gillett schools. The building has been torn down.

And, if you have any school class or confirmation photos, identified or not, we'd love to post them to the site for all to enjoy.  Just click on the photo below for the LARGE original picture... very detailed -- I left it as large as possible!

1)  Ruth Reichwald (Koenig) 2)  Kenneth Carlson 3) Joe Bierstecker
4)  ???? 5)  Lyle Wusterbarth 6)  Russell Zenk, Jr.
7)  Leon Wusterbarth 8)  Frances Armitage (Miller) 9)  Carol Johnson
10) Lola Bierstecker 11) Carol Binon 12) Leola ????
13) Irma Zastrow 14) Theodore Zastrow 15) Miss Mabel Koske - Teacher
16) Claude Armitage 17) Janet Olson (Koepsell) 18) Anna Mae Hansen
19) ???? Suehring 20) ???? Zastrow relation 21) Adolph Druckrey, Jr.
22) Frederick Helmle 23) Joey? Bierstecker 24) Arthur Krueger
25) Erwin Sederstrom 26) Carl Busch 27) Robert Lee Isaacson
28) Milton Binon 29) Robert Johnson 30) Dane Johnson
31) Ru? Montie 32) Anabelle Peterson 33) Norma Helmle
34) ??Gene Craig Brown 35) Betty Wusterbarth 36) Ruth Montie
37) Layton Binon 38) James Armitage  

(email me if you recognize them so I can add their names)







Milton Binon
(d. 1984)