District #4 School



Kringsbush School - 1900's
Teacher in doorway - Mae Duesler Sponable.

Front Row (l-r):  Wesley Hayes, Grover Edwards, Bessie Edwards, Ramon Finch.

Seated (l-r):  Myrtle Hayes, Rose Hart Walrath, Olga Failing, Walrath, Grace
Failing Walrath, Pearl Failing, Duesler Shanley.

Second Row (l-r) Maggie Edwards, Lulu Leigh Robinson, Etta Burke Shaw, Fred 
Finch, Edna Finch Roberts, Alvin Duesler, Cassie Finch LaGrange, Ada Faling Davy.

Lady on Porch, Lena Failing.


Mr. Allen acknowledges that this is a work in progress and continues his research about the history of the Oppenheim school system.  If you can contribute any information about Oppenheim schools, identify people in pictures or are willing to share any items or pictures, please contact:

Hector Allen, Oppenheim Historian, 6846 St. Hwy 20, Dolgeville, NY 13329.
Thank you!


Kringsbush School - 1921


Photo submitted by Eva Keba of St. Johnsville. She appears in the second row, fifth from the left.


Students and some younger "guests" in the photo were identified by Mrs. Keba as follows:

First row (l-r): Moses Lyons, Frank Malinoski, Francis Tompson, Lillian Moskey, Carrie Mae Lyons,
Hazel Gray, Kathryn Gray and Dora Lamphere.

Second row (l-r): Joe Lyons, Myron, Kenneth Failing, Tony Malinoski, Eva Moskey, Carrie Gray, 
Jessie Moyer, Gladys Lyons and Dora Battisti.

Third row (l-r): Tony Vito, Marian Smith, Roosevelt Smith, Frances Malinoski, Tony Korniat, 
Frances Lamphere, Mr. Charles Seaman (instructor), Clarence Gray, Herbert Moyer, Dorothy
Marcellus, Delilah Gray and Addie Tompson.

Absent that day were: Rose Tompson, David Failing and Floyd Battisti.


The Kringsbush school was located on the southern border of the Town of Oppenheim, very close to St. Johnsville.

The school burned during the summer of 1965, but it had been used until 1948.
The last teacher in this school was Miss Mary Leahy.


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