School Name: Sanning / Fairview School School District Number: #34
Township: Twn41N Range: Rng13W Section: Sec26
Latitude: 38.272500 įN Longitude: -92.326000 įW
Old Sanning School - 1911
New Sanning School - 1916
Date Started: abt. 1874 Date Closed: 1950
Teachers: Judge Jenkins lists the following teachers for the early years of the school:
Later Teachers Included:
Resident Taxpayers in 1873:
The first Sanning school was a log building located on the Lepper farm in the Sanning neighborhood near Marys Home. A new school was built around 1916 in a different location on land that was probably part of the original Lepper farm. This piece of ground where the new school was built was owned by Frank Lepper. It was about four and one half miles from Marys Home down the county road now called Old Ten Mile Road. This building was made of large concrete blocks.
In 1950 all the schools in the Marys Home community were closed and the students went to Marys Home School. The building which housed Sanning School was purchased by Stanley Morgan who moved the concrete blocks to his home.
Helen Schulte, a Sanning School teacher from 1939-1944, wrote a short narrative of her time there which was included in the Sanning School history book written by Ms. Pingenot:
Helen Heafey Schulte
Sanning School Teacher 1939-1944
In August 1939 I began teaching at Sanning School. I donít remember fixing up the room, like we do nowadays or getting ready. We just started school. Perhaps someone cut the weeds that had grown up during the summer.
There was this little stone block one room school house about five miles south of Maryís Home which was set back off the road on a dead end trail that led from the road. Now it is called South Ten Mile Drive, I believe.
I remember my sister, Clara, leaving me off at the school house, with my cardboard suitcase with a few clothes and my lunch, before she returned to our home located between Eldon and Tuscumbia.
After school I was to room and board with Herbert and Maggie Hamacher and their daughter, Martha. I truly felt abandoned, but all that soon changed when a small bus with Bud Hake as driver arrived, with the many smiling and anxious faces, unloaded and almost immediately became my loving kids for the next eight months. They were all smart and eager to learn. They were children from families such as Kempker, Schulte, Hake, Berendzen, Bungart, Mormann, Berhorst, Hamacher, Limbach, and of course, Sanning. They didnít know me nor did I know them but that was not a problem as they were all well behaved and knew what school was about.
The building consisted of one big room and a small cloakroom where we left our lunches, coats, drinking water, and firewood.