School Name: Schanzmeyer School School District Number: #014
Township: Twn41N Range: Rng12W Section: Sec14
Latitude: 38.296100 °N Longitude: -92.218200 °W
Date Started: Date Closed: 1939
Teachers: Judge Jenkins lists the following teachers for the early years of the school:
Ray Doerhoff lists the following additional teachers:
Resident Taxpayers in 1871:
Taken from HISTORY OF ST. ELIZABETH R-IV SCHOOLS PART I THE RURAL SCHOOLS by Ray Doerhoff:
The last school building in the Schanzmeyer district was located in Section 14. There are no roads to this site and Leonard Schanzmeyer said even the county superintendent had to walk in when he made his annual visit to the school. The Schanzmeyer school district was originally called the Barnhart school district according to Judge Clyde Lee Jenkins.
Schanzmeyer School was named after Joe Schanzmeyer who owned the land on which the final rural school was located. This property is still owned by the Schanzmeyer family. This district was a very large district, compared to other rural districts at the time. It covers the usual 9 square miles, plus an additional 6 square miles to the south. The district measured 6 miles from north to south and ranged from the Herman and Henry Kliethermes farms on the south to the north side of Route B near the present home of Leon Schanzmeyer.
Another problem besides district size was Little Tavern Creek, Sugar Creek and Big Tavern Creek all run through this district. In addition the Rock Island Railroad tracks, which parallel Sugar Creek, cut off the northeast corner of the district.
To solve some of these problems some families built suspension bridges across the creeks Others asked for changes in school boundaries to be able to attend a more accessible school. In April of 1918 the part of the Schanzmeyer district that lies south of Little Tavern Creek was detached from this district and attached to the Baumhoer district.