Syberton School - (Richland Twp.)
Students - 1920
Photo submitted by Linda Braund
This is a photo of the children from the
Syberton, PA (Cambria County) school in 1920. This was a one-room school
house with 13 children in grades one through five.
The children's names are not listed, but one of my ancestors, Helen Waltz, was the teacher. In this picture with her students, she is 19 years old.
Her duties not only included teaching, but since she ran the school herself, she also had to build the fire and clean. She walked several miles each day from Gallitizen.
Helen taught in the public system for 45 years, and then after she "retired" she taught kindergarten at St. Patrick's for over 25 years.
Helen received an award in 1989 for being the teacher who has taught the longest amount of time in the country.er)
If you can provide the names of anyone in this photo, let me know and I'll add the information