Showing posts with label Keller. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Keller. Show all posts

Monday, August 16, 2010

School News 1897

The St. Charles School Board met on April 3,1897. Members present were A. E .Picard, T. J. Sellers, J. Baudouin, and H. L. Younger. Absent were L. A. Keller, P. M. Kenner, and A. Gassen.

Mr. Baudoin reported on the fence at Fashion and a communication was received from Hon. J. McNeese, superintendent from Calcasieu Parish.

It was reported that a building belonging to the school board is situated on the Trinity Plantation and that the plantation was advertised to be sold on April 17, 1897 at the suit of George Binder vs. Louis LeSassier et als, heirs of  H. A. LeSassier without said building being removed. The president of the school board was authorized to enter suit in the distrist court to enjoin the seizing creditor and sheriff from selling said building.

Fifty dollars was authorized to pay extra expenses for the school building at Fashion. These are a cistern for $20, galvanized guttering , $10; brick foundation for cistern, $3; whitewashing, $5; black board; painting the ceiling and the cistern, $7.

The superintendent was authorized to correspond with Mrs. J. Dejan to get prices and condition of school benches.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

School News 1897

The St. Charles School Board met on 13 Feb 1897. Present were L. A. Keller, A. Gassen, Jas. Baudouin, T. J. Sellers, H. L. Youngs. Absent were A. E. Picard, T. T. Baudouin and P. M. Keller.

Mr. H. L. Youngs was elected president pro-tem. A communication from T. T. Baudouin was held over until next meeting. Reports were received from the committee on the examination of the tax collectors and the parish treasurer's books and the committee on teachers.

The president was authorized to appoint a committee for the purpose of building a schoolhouse in the 2nd Ward for white students on the land donated by Mrs. J. B. Martin. The school will be 35 feet long by 25 feet wide and 11 feet clear from the floor to ceiling. It shall be built of a good substantial lumber and shall be built on brick pillars and the total cost shall not exceed $500. Mr. J. Baudouin, Gassen and Keller were appointed to make all necessary arrangements.

Mr. A. E. Picard was appointed to look into the possibility of obtaining a deed to the Trinity School property.

Bills approved for payment were for postage and stationery, $1.50; express for school registers, 35 cents; freight on heater, 25 cents; Hansell Brothers for school registers, $17; repairs for Boutte School, $1.25; and a heater for Madisonville School, $5.10.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

School Board Records--April 1896

Mrs. J. Champagne donated a tract of land to the school board to build the school at Madisonville, 2nd Ward. Thomas J. Sellers had the lowest bid to construct the school for $475 and agreed to build a fence around the lot and supply some benches.

Mr. Adam Keller donated a portion of ground on the upper line of his property in the 3rd Ward, which is as near the center of the school population as was possible to come by. The bid of P. J. Laurent of $425 was accepted to build the school, including a fence across the back and on one side where the property was not fenced. Bid of Ozeme Keller for $16.50 to whitewash the building and paint inside except the ceiling was accepted.

Ten desks were purchased from Thomas Kane and Co. of Racine, Wisconsin, at $3.30 each, delivered and a polished oak teachers desk for $12. Ten large blackboards were made for #1.50 each. Two privies cost $4 each and leveling the ground was $2.50.

The school board members for 1896-1900 were A. E. Picard, Joseph Baudouin, W. L. Youngs, L. A. Keller, Antoine Gassen, T. J. Sellers, T. B. Sellers (school superintendent), J. C. Triche, Able Strauss, P. M. Kenner and Charles Elfer.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Necrology of Mrs. Achille L. Keller

On Monday afternoon, Mrs. Achille L. Keller died after an illness of some 24 hours, and death happening as a thunder clap, for deceased had been in very good health right along, and no later than Sunday had as usual led the choir of Our Lady of the Rosary Church which position she held for the past 25 years or more.
Deceased was the Eldest(sic) daughter of Hon. A. E. Picard and the late Louise Vial. Her demise orphans two daughters attending the Ursuline Convent and a son at Stanislans College.
The funeral was sung at Our Lady of the Rosary Church. Father Pariot officiating, despite the fact of his illness the Father delivered an affecting eulogy.
Internment followed at St. John Cemetery where Rev. T. Stenmans could not but voice his sentiment and condolences as Mrs. Keller had been at the head of the choir when Father Stenmans was our loyal priest and he had also married Mr. and Mrs. Keller.
To the heart broken husband and children and host of sorrowing relatives and friends we extend our sincerest wishes of sympathy.

St. Charles Herald
Saturday, Jan 17, 1920
Sec. 1, Column 5