Description:

Documents regarding the Engel family from Reconstruction and before and school contracts, lists, and other papers involving the Content, Bluff, and Bernardo Schools, the Content Post Office, the Content-New Bielau Mutual Support Society, and the Weimar-Content Road from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The collection was donated by R. L. Menke in 1988.

Contents:

Bernardo School, enrollment list, 1899-1900 (1-2)

Bernardo Independent School District, teachers contracts, 1929-1932 (1-3)

Bluff School, in German script, 1885-1931 (1-24)

Content Maennerchor, ribbons (1-14)

Content-New Bielau Mutual Support Society:

  1. Bylaws, handwritten in German, 1897 (1-16)
  2. Bylaws, printed in German, 1897 (1-17)

Content Post Office, certificates regarding, 1879 (1-5)

Content School:

  1. Account Book, 1871 (1-20, 1-21)
  2. Membership (student?) lists, 1874 (1-23)
  3. Minute Book, 1894-1900, in German script (1-18, 1-19)
  4. Student list, 1895-1897 (1-22)
  5. Teachers contracts, 1895, 1907 (1-1)

Engel, F. H., estate papers, 1867-1870 (1-9, 1-12)

Engel, John W., loyalty oath and certification papers, 1867 (1-10)

Engel, John W., letters of citizenship, 1854 (1-13)

Osenkopf, Henry, estate papers of, 1857-1858 (1-11)

Weimar Brass Band, six-page German-script document from 1882 with multiple signatures (1-15)

Weimar-Content Road:

  1. Appointment of overseer for, 1876 (1-8)
  2. Appointment of overseer for, 1877 (1-7)
  3. List of roadhands, 1877 (1-4)
  4. Specifications for (1-6)