Kinmundy Historical Society








   Kinmundy Township, Marion County, Illinois


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        We are looking for photos of people and/or places from around Kinmundy & Alma.  Can you help?

Or maybe you have stories or memories from the "Good Old Days"?  What do YOU remember?

        The Kinmundy Historical Society would be honored to preserve your memories and stories.  We also have the

equipment to scan (or copy) your photos so that they may be enjoyed now as well as for generations yet to come!

        We would love to hear from you!  For more information, please contact: 


   Dolores (Ford) Mobley

                       208 Joan Dr.; Divernon, IL  62530; (217) 625-7527



            Gladys (Corrie) See

                                         408 S. Washington St.; Kinmundy, IL 62854; (618) 547-7731



Teachers from  SHANGHAI SCHOOL District #22 (Kinmundy twp.)


(1903-04) Florecne Crossett ($33.33)


(1908)   Bess (Lynch) Hiestand


(1919-20)  Jessie Fish


(1930-31)   Raymond Atkins

(1931-32)   Raymond Atkins

(1932-33)   Miss Evelyn Killie

(1933-34)   Miss Evelyn Killie



(1936-37)  Miss Marjorie Keller (later Walkington)

             (April 29, 1937)  The entire school was only 3 pupils.  Miss Marjorie KELLER (later Walkington) has taught 2 successful terms in this district.

(1937-38)  Mrs. Bertha Gaston

             (Sept. 2, 1937)  She will have 2 pupils, 1 a beginner, and the other a 4th grader

(1938-39)   Miss Mattie Imboden

(1939-40)   W.L. Green


(1941-42)  Miss Dorothy Chase (married Rubin)

            (June 26, 1941)  Shanghai School is getting a new coat of paint, both interior and exterior,

also have new seats and a piano installed - everything necessary to make it a standard school.  Miss Dorothy Chase has been employed to teach the coming term, salary $95.00.

(1942-43)  Dorothy Chance Rubin



(1945-46)  Mrs. Mary Brasel

(1946-47)  Mrs. Mary Brasel

(1947-48)  Mrs. Mary Brasel

(1948-49)  Mrs. Mary Brasel




Aug. 30, 1951:  The Kinmundy Grade School district No. 25 was enlarged considerably yesterday when Miss Margaret West, County Superintendent of Schools, dissolved districts 19 (Young), 21 (Sherman), 22 (Shanghai), and 26 (Meadow Branch).



(The above information was gathered from "The Kinmundy Express" articles, school photos, County Directories of School Teachers, and information from those who had attended school there.)



Shanghai School; Kinmundy twp., Marion Co., IL; Bess (Lynch) Hiestand teacher; 1908

Back Row: Lula (Diss) Schaufelberger, Mabel (Metzger) Wallweber, Marvin Diss, Nell (Miller) Wilson, Emmett Gray, Beulah Diss

Third Row: Orville Diss, George Miller, Neta (Metzger) Longheinrich, Marge (Miller) Reinhardt, Claude Hanna, Nellie (Diss) Blomberg,

Bess (Lynch) Hiestand - teacher

Second Row: Lowell Diss, Mildred (Doolen) Hanna, Ruby (Hanna) Lee, Ted Miller, Fred Gray, ___________, Lewis Fields

Front Row: J. Howard Diss, William Miller



Shanghai School; Kinmundy twp., Marion Co., IL; 1919-1920

Back Row: 1)_____________, 2) __________________, 3) Clara (Williams) Semro; 4)_______________

Middle Row: 1)_____________, 2) ?Maurice Williams, 3)_______________, 4) _______________, 5)________________, 6)_________________

Front Row: 1)_____________, 2) _______________, 3)_______________, 4)(hiding behind) ________________, 5) Charles Russell Williams,

                  6)______________, 7) _______________


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