Former Bememderfer School

Converted into a residence, this building used to serve as the Bememderfer one-room schoolhouse. It is on the northwest corner of State Road 15 and County Road 26 in Jefferson Township, Elkhart County. The brick building was erected in 1880 and the school closed after the spring of 1929. It was named after the man who lived just south of the school, on what is now State Road 15, in the large Italianate house featured several weeks ago in this blog.

Former one-room schoolhouse in Jefferson Township


About historynut11

My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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