Schneller School #1998

Bromhead, Saskatchewan, Canada

Schneller School
SD #1998

Built in 1908
Closed in 1950


Present day location of Schneller School #1998, Souris Valley Museum, Highway 39 west, Estevan SK


Painting of the Original Location of Schneller School, Located on SE Section 10, Township 2, Range 13, W2


Part of my Dad's 1927 Map showing the school location

Used by a local Bromhead Farmer as a granary for years after it was closed
Bought by Stanley “Stan” Merton Durr from Torquay,
in the early 1980's, restored, and donated to the Souris Valley Museum, along with many other Heritage artefacts.
Sadly Mr. Durr passed away in 2012
b- Mar 4, 1923, on family farm near Bromhead,
d- Jan 31, 2012, at St. Josephs Hospital, Estevan
His wife Georgian McAdam predeceased him.
Their legacy lives on at the museum.


Class Photos from Schneller School


Teachers of Schneller School


Inside the School at Souris Valley Museum, Estevan SK


Memorabilia from the School


Elizabeth M. Currie Diploma
for passing the “Rodmure” Dress and Jacket Cutting, Making and Finishing Course
June 30, 1919 signed by Joseph Fox-(1851-1933) Principal (Inventor of this system of making dresses, who wasn't even a Tailor. )
and L. Levine - Examiner- (who happened to be his daughter) both based at 212 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Scotland
They sold this “system” to help ladies out. But from articles online it was a very confusing system.

Named after an early settler in the District, George Schneller
George Schneller homesteaded on NE Section 15, Township 2, Range 13, W2
on the Section just north of the Original School Location.
He donated the land for this school, so he obviously owned this Quarter Section as well.

George Schneller shown in 1911 census with no family
b- Feb 1863 in USA
d- ?
Immigrated in 1903, Naturalized in 1906.
German Lutheran Farmer

All Photos above courtesy Kurt Phillips, whose Grandfather Joseph Phillips, attended this school


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