Kinmundy Historical Society







   Kinmundy Township, Marion County, Illinois


                Remember that you can use CTRL-F to find a particular surname within these pictures.

                          There is also a Grade School Index available on the "Photo Catalog" page.


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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 SHERMAN SCHOOL District #21 (Kinmundy twp.)


(1903-04) Mary (Shepard) Harrell ($35)


(1914)  Leon M. Hanna


(1919-20)  Elisabeth Mangner


(1924-25)  Miss Mary Esther Williams (later married Edgar Jones)



(1930-31)   Louis Mills

(1930-31)   Louis Mills

(1934-35)   Mrs. Florence Weiss                                                  

(1935-36)   Mrs. Florence Weiss


August 20, 1936:- Meacham: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Harrell drove to the Sherman district Sunday afternoon to see the new school house

                                and also called on Mr. and Mrs. Orville Gordon and family.


(1939-40)  Ada Barksdale



(1944-45)   Mr. Humbie



Sept. 2, 1948:The country district of Young is  not having school this year, and are sending the students to Kinmundy.


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.)





Sherman School; 1935


Sherman School; District #21; Kinmundy twp., Marion Co., IL; Florence Weiss teacher; Sept. 14, 1935

Back Row: Florence Weiss - teacher, Ruth Black, Geneva Cook, Wanda Shreffler, Dorothy Schneider, Betty Schneider

Middle Row: Jean Blomberg, Mona (Shreffler) Powell, Laura Mae Sigrist, Nelda Shreffler, Emogene Miller, Arlene Schneider,

                      Donna Shreffler, June Blomberg

Front Row: Charles Blomberg, ___________, George Shreffler, Junior Black, Jimmy Yund


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