1912 "Aurora"
Union High School Yearbook
PoemFaculty and Students

Class Poem

(Herman Veneklassen)

Come, all ye Muses, bring Elysian dreams,

Breathe gently on my fancy till it beams

In brighter flame that it may light

My lowly thoughts to loftier height.

‘Tis only thus that I may ever write,

And do my subject justice, thoughts that blend

With those of my classmates who call me friend;

For they are Seniors with knowledge blest

And they demand, deserve all that is best.

Subject for an hundred verses there,

Of friendships formed that nothing can impair,

Of gala days and days when we were grave,

Of athletes that our class so freely gave

And Spartan-like adjured their shields to save;

How friends ‘gainst common enemy made cause

With whispered words and laws,-

These things are of the past, in verse would I seek consolation-

For I must leave them at our graduation.

Poetic Muse, tho’ I serve you but ill

When I would celebrate you with my quill,

With sweetest verse the Fates, those sisters three

Beguile, then beg a boon of them for me.

May silvery tongue secure success for thee.

Beg them keep closed their sharpened, shortening shears

And give my classmates long and happy years;

And tho’ in riches or in poverty they dwell,

May they ne’er forget our class of Nineteen-twelve.

Class Song

(Herman Veneklassen)

(To the tune of "The Garden of My Heart")

As come the drops together and thus a river make,

As each one forms attachments from which ‘tis hard to break,

As each Spring comes the Freshet on its way to the sea,

As it gently murmurs ‘gainst its fate that it may not tarry.

As droop the verdant grasses after the flood has passed,

As bow farewell the rising reed and wish that it might last,

As rush the friendly waters that they may not be late,

As on the boson of the sea they sadly separate.

So we met as utter strangers, we part as friends today,

We leave our guiding banks behind altho’ we fain would stay,

The world, it is our ocean on which we friends must part,

But all of us will carry our class memories in our heart.

Il Penseroso of 1912

Hence vain deluding Joys!

That at each week’s glad ending do arise

Before my toil worn eyes;

Wist not that I must learn

Of Art, of Physics, of Geometry,

And English two and three?

With knowledge so elusive and alert

I have this year to flirt.

Today, O Folly, you’ll not have your turn!

But, hail! Thou Goddess sage and holy!

Hail, divinest Melancholy!

Who art with Knowledge so allied

He who to separate them tried,

Fell at once into that sea

Which students call "Flunkology."

The sea from which one outlet flows-

‘Tis called "Industry," "Labor," "Woes,"

But, Goddess, if thou wilt but lead

Me thru this school with utmost speed,

At thy altar will I sacrifice

Joy, Jollity, and Merry Life.

VENE.

1912 Union High School Faculty and Students

FACULTY

 

Class Taught

Page

I. B. Gilbert

Principal

 

9

Albert Jennings

Assistant Principal

Algebra

9

Elwood F. Demmon

 

English

9

Charlotte Calkins

 

Drawing

9

Edith Bullock

 

German

9

M.F. Conlon

 

History, Public Speaking

9

John Cunningham

 

Forge Work, Mechanical Drawing

9

G.O. Dillingham

 

Bookkeeping

9

E.L. Hayes

 

Metal Work, Mechanical Drawing

9

Harriet Goodrich

 

Librarian

9

Henry Hornbeck

 

Biology, Physiology

9

Marion L. Jennings

 

Latin, French

9

Christine Keck

 

English

9

Alice A. Parker

 

English

9

Keith Kennedy

 

Chemistry, Physics

9

Harriett M. Parkes

 

Domestic Art

9

Elizabeth Slaght

 

Domestic Science

9

Alva P. Schriver

 

Algebra

9

Evelyn C. Vyn

 

History

9

Edith VanDenberg

 

Latin, Algebra

9

Arthur Zimmer

 

Geometry

9

Fred Zinser

 

Typewriting, Bookkeeping, Stenography

9

Clarence A. Zuppann

 

Mechanical Drawing, Woodwork

9

Seniors

     

First Name

Last Name

Class Office

 

Hubert

Leader

President

19

Leonene

Dahlstrom

Valedictorian

19

Grace

Wright

Vice President

19

Eloise

Bradish

Class Prophetess

19

Ruth

Landauer

Secretary

19

Bernice

Dewey

Class Muscian

19

D. Henry

Fralick

Treasurer

19

Melvin D.

Anderson

 

19

Gaylord Calhoun

Gill

 

20

N. Herbert

Schmitt

 

20

Herman

Veneklasen

 

20

Doris

Haan

 

20

Harold

Adrian

 

20

Waldemar

Lenski

 

20

Ivy Jane

Bell

 

20

Roy E.

Ware

 

20

Irvin

McColl

 

21

Alice

Bullock

 

21

Dorothy

Prindle

 

21

Helen

Edison

 

21

Leon

Fenske

 

21

Jane

Gump

 

21

Roy

Silverman

 

21

Esther

Hensler

 

21

Clara

Hankinson

 

22

Ruth L.

Kinney

 

22

Edna

Hinman

 

22

Tillie

Kuhn

 

22

Roy

Johnson

 

22

Harold

Kingsley

 

22

Winnie

King

 

22

Eugene

Mayer

 

22

Alta

Mosher

 

23

Hazel

Snellink

 

23

Jennie

Pratt

 

23

Henry

Stuit

 

23

George

Pyle

 

23

Edna

Vanderveer

 

23

F. Hazel

Rosenquist

 

23

Benjamin

Vanoss

 

23

Florence

Vidro

 

24

Lottie

Wells

 

24

Gertrude

London

 

24

Winne

De Boer

 

24

Juniors

     

First Name

Last Name

 

Page

Walter

Adrion

 

27

Marie

Atwood

 

27

Theresa

Amborski

 

27

Harold

Bates

 

27

Eelyn

Burkhardt

 

27

Lucille

Benentt

 

27

John

Bek

 

27

Fred

Barth

 

27

Mathilde

Castor

 

27

Robert

Clarke

 

27

Edna

Davidson

 

27

Marie

deDrieu

 

27

James

deLiefde

 

27

Gladys

Deane

 

27

Raymond

Dunbrook

 

27

Grace

Dunning

 

27

Harold

Edison

 

27

Sophia

Eaton

 

27

Mabel

Friant

 

27

Avery

Gilleo

 

27

Eva

Gentz

 

27

Earle

Gasar

 

27

Ethel

Glauz

 

27

Lillian

Gilleo

 

27

Vera

Gorham

 

27

Herman

Goosman

 

27

Martha

Groggel

 

27

Herbert

Goethel

 

27

William

Hall

 

27

Florence

Hintz

 

27

Alice

Hascher

 

27

Charles

Haseltine

 

27

Henry

Hanson

 

27

Arthur

Johnson

 

27

Agens

Johnson

 

27

Joe

Kleynenberg

 

27

Alberta

Kirn

 

27

Elisie

Kolberg

 

27

Harry

Kremers

 

27

Leon

Kresbaugh

 

27

Maria

Lund

 

27

Alvin

Loucks

 

27

Ruth

Littlefield

 

27

Carl

Miller

 

27

Mitchel

Markowski

 

27

Tom

Maynard

 

27

Lillian

Nelson

 

27

Webster

Nicles

 

27

Anthony

Panfil

 

27

Walter

Perschbacker

 

27

Leroy

Powell

 

27

Ethelyn

Patton

 

27

Marion

Quick

 

27

Ila

Quackenbush

 

27

Marguerite

Risedorph

 

27

Maurice

Raman

 

27

Florence

Rogers

 

27

Claude

Rich

 

27

Joe

Stevens

 

27

Mildred

Smith

 

27

George

Snellink

 

27

Carl

Sterling

 

27

Martha

Solosth

 

27

Helen

Scharmach

 

27

Marion

Smith

 

27

Mona

Stalter

 

27

Bessie

Stone

 

27

Ruth

Stokoe

 

27

Anna

Sexton

 

27

Ralph

Sheehan

 

27

Norman

Swanson

 

27

Margaret

Thomasma

 

27

Volney

Trankler

 

27

Ruth

Van Steenberg

 

27

Reil

Vanoss

 

27

Martin

Verhake

 

27

Maude

Ude

 

27

Rena

Waits

 

27

Fred

Walter

 

27

Flora

Wiswell

 

27

Carleton

Walcott

 

27

Edward

Watson

 

27

Raymond

Winkles

 

27

Sophomores

     

First Name

Last Name

 

Page

Ella

Alten

 

29

Byron

Ball

 

29

Andrew

Baker

 

29

Fred

Bauer

 

29

Agnes

Bauman

 

29

Delbert

Bidgood

 

29

Joe

Betz

 

29

Roy

Blandford

 

29

Ella

Blankenberg

 

29

Charles

Bratt

 

29

Blanche

Broucek

 

29

Clarence

Brown

 

29

Esther

Brown

 

29

Edwin

Burklund

 

29

Florence

Carlson

 

29

Glen

Cederlund

 

29

Hazel

Clay

 

29

Percy

Cox

 

29

Corrinne

Crisup

 

29

Jessie

Dennis

 

29

Harry

Dingler

 

29

Cora

deHamer

 

29

Carl

Dahlstrom

 

29

Henry

Dake

 

29

Gertrude

Doak

 

29

Frances

deBruyn

 

29

Ernestine

deLiefde

 

29

Herbert

Dunbrook

 

29

Peter

Dekraker

 

29

Elsie

Duthie

 

29

Frances

Erwood

 

29

Beulah

Fox

 

29

Bernice

Farrar

 

29

Gordon

Farrar

 

29

Elmer

Fogesanger

 

29

Clarence

Gorham

 

29

Victor

Gustave

 

29

Ruth

Gentz

 

29

Harold

Gilman

 

29

Norman

Gilson

 

29

Sylvia

Handlin

 

29

Johanna

Hanson

 

29

Etta

Hanson

 

29

Marie

Hanson

 

29

Irene

Hartmann

 

29

Clarence

Heemstra

 

29

Catherine

Hennink

 

29

Leota

Hamilton

 

29

Joe

Hanish

 

29

Titus

Hager

 

29

Cosette

Hessey

 

29

Lucia

Husted

 

29

Fred

Harring

 

29

Harry

Hesselink

 

29

Urban

Johnson

 

29

Vivan

Johnston

 

29

Jessie

Jones

 

29

Harry

Kimp

 

29

Nettie

Kuenzel

 

29

George

Korten

 

29

Elmer

Kauffman

 

29

Alvin

Kauffman

 

29

Katherine

Kunst

 

29

Peter

Kleynenberg

 

29

Henry

Kloet

 

29

Lester

Lake

 

29

Vera

Lenski

 

29

Frank

Leitz

 

29

Ruth

Loverin

 

29

Harold

Lindeman

 

29

Carl

Larson

 

29

Harry

Lawrence

 

29

Elsa

Mayer

 

29

Mary

Mulberry

 

29

Ernest

Morgan

 

29

Sam

McEwan

 

29

Bertha

Miller

 

29

William

McClymont

 

29

Earl

Nobles

 

29

Elmo

Nobles

 

29

Amber

O'Meara

 

29

Margaret

Peet

 

29

Lillian

Peet

 

29

Cora

Philips

 

29

Antrynetta

Poel

 

29

Olga

Perschbacker

 

29

Torwald

Pierson

 

29

Emmette

Roche

 

29

Alma

Rauschenberger

 

29

Loriene

Randall

 

29

Thomas

Rea

 

29

William

Randall

 

29

Raymond

Rindall

 

29

Emma

Ritcheski

 

29

Effie

Rapp

 

29

Bernard

Rebentisch

 

29

Celia

Schwartzberg

 

29

Percival

Schroeder

 

29

Carlis

Schneider

 

29

Ethel

Salisbury

 

29

Elma

Sheehey

 

29

Carroll

Stander

 

29

Harold

Schaubel

 

29

Joseph

Scharphorn

 

29

Frank

Scharmach

 

29

Woldemar

Schreiber

 

29

Alma

Solosth

 

29

Mary

Shinkman

 

29

Stanley

Tournell

 

29

John

Timmers

 

29

Adrian

van der Male

 

29

John

Vogel

 

29

Marie

Was

 

29

Anna

Wepman

 

29

Cecil

Warner

 

29

Bertha

Winterhalter

 

29

Roger

Wiswell

 

29

Bernard

Young

 

29

Freshman

     

First Name

Last Name

 

Page

Hazel

Abbott

 

31

Louise

Alyea

 

31

Mildred

Anderson

 

31

John

Baker

 

31

Max

Bildson

 

31

Marguerite

Baker

 

31

Margaret

Berry

 

31

Clara

Blankenburg

 

31

Harry

Bowbeer

 

31

Glenn

Benjamin

 

31

Marjorie

Bildson

 

31

Thornton

Brown

 

31

Edwin

Bauman

 

31

George

Berdan

 

31

John

Christian

 

31

Reginald

Christian

 

31

Elmer

Cress

 

31

Earl

Cress

 

31

Peter

DeBoer

 

31

George

Drayer

 

31

George

Decker

 

31

Estella

Evans

 

31

Edna

Esenwein

 

31

Mabel

Engstrom

 

31

Jay

Everts

 

31

Clara

Eddy

 

31

Russell

Edison

 

31

Jeannette

Fralick

 

31

Emery

Fox

 

31

Elsa

Frey

 

31

Ernest

Goldsmith

 

31

Ilona

Goldsmith

 

31

Carl

Gross

 

31

Frank

Goebel

 

31

Marguerite

Geibe

 

31

Neva

Gould

 

31

Mabel

Gork

 

31

Alice

Haralstad

 

31

Alfred

Hansen

 

31

Irene

Hesch

 

31

Ruth

Hyerstay

 

31

Fred

Hartman

 

31

Marian

Hill

 

31

Nelson

Hubel

 

31

Raymond

Hart

 

31

Ella

Hall

 

31

Harold

Haan

 

31

Lucille

Hankinson

 

31

Al

Hammond

 

31

Ruth

Hunting

 

31

Roland

Hamelehle

 

31

Carl

Hootkins

 

31

Herbert

Johnson

 

31

Clyde

Johnston

 

31

Esther

Johnson

 

31

Lorenzo

Jones

 

31

Martha

Klawiter

 

31

Ila

Krumheuer

 

31

Ina

Krumheuer

 

31

Charles

Kresbaugh

 

31

Lawrence

Kitzinger

 

31

Henry

Ludwick

 

31

Marie

Lindberg

 

31

Anna

Morrison

 

31

William

Mervenne

 

31

Mary

Mol

 

31

Helma

Matthe

 

31

Helmer

Olson

 

31

Wendell

Phillips

 

31

Edward

Powers

 

31

Catherine

Putnam

 

31

Ferne

Plummer

 

31

Hector

Patterson

 

31

Manila

Peot

 

31

Helen

Preston

 

31

Clarence

Rebentisch

 

31

Herman

Ruoff

 

31

Richard

Ritzema

 

31

Philip

Rea

 

31

DeForrest

Rector

 

31

Ernest

Rohrback

 

31

Waldo

Rosenquist

 

31

Esther

Rose

 

31

Ethel

Rose

 

31

Mildred

Sonke

 

31

Russell

Shumway

 

31

Walter

Scharmach

 

31

Bernard

Shinkman

 

31

William

Seidell

 

31

Sam

Silverman

 

31

John

Stevens

 

31

Florence

Stander

 

31

Mary

Sutfin

 

31

Mildred

Stone

 

31

Margaret

Stokoe

 

31

Paul

Shinkman

 

31

John

Slykhouse

 

31

Dorothy

Swedler

 

31

Elsie

Treat

 

31

Anna

Tazelaar

 

31

Rosella

Thomasma

 

31

Martin

Timmerman

 

31

Carl

Thiel

 

31

Lillian

Tournell

 

31

Herbert

VerVeer

 

31

Isabelle

Van Dyke

 

31

Peter

Verschoor

 

31

Peter

VanBoven

 

31

Lois

Vreeland

 

31

Helen

Wesorick

 

31

Darcy

Wilkinson

 

31

Floyd

Walworth

 

31

Luther

Willard

 

31

Lavola

Weymer

 

31

Eva

Wright

 

31

Harold

Zaremba

 

31

Transcriber:  Cindi Closser
Created: 8 March 2004
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