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Pipe School - Lanark, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member REUAHNESIE
N 44° 24.547 W 089° 13.903
16T E 322307 N 4919736
Quick Description: Pipe school built in 1889 was added to the Register of Historical Places in 1993 #93001171
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 4/27/2011 7:18:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMBAVQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
(This was from the Portage County Historical Society of Wisconsin online archives)

Members of the Jeffers family have been in Wisconsin since they first settled in Racine County in the 1840s. They then moved to the town of Farmington in Waupaca County in 1855.

On Nov. 8, 1858, Truman Jeffers was married to Adeline Severance, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Severance. Adeline Severance was the first teacher of what is now known as the Pipe School in the town of Lanark. Truman Jeffers was living on what is now the William Pipe farm in Lanark in 1856. Adeline Severance Jeffers received a wage of $2.00 for a 5½-day week and boarded at home. Eliza Jeffers also taught there for $1.56 per week for four months.

Adolphis Kilby, husband of Ellen Jeffers, a daughter of George Jeffers, had a shoe shop across from the present William Pipe farm.

On Oct. 14, 1881, Julius Jeffers was married to Cordelia Thayer, who was the second teacher at the Pipe School. Family records show a long history of teachers, farmers and lumbermen. The Revolutionary War ancestor of the Jeffers family was a school teacher.
Street address:
11003 Pipe Road
Lanark, WI USA

County / Borough / Parish: Portage County

Year listed: 1993

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event

Periods of significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899

Historic function: Education

Current function: Vacant/Not In Use

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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