Douglas County KS Schools
Email me to update information on this page or to add yourself to this
Douglas County KS School information provided by
Weybright No. 4 was officially organized on January 15, 1873 when Christina
and John C. Metsker deeded one acre of land to school board members Henry
Webber, John Carnahan and John C. Metsker Director of School District No. 4.
This one acre tract was located at the northeast corner of Dg. Rt. 1029 and
Dg. Rt. 10/N. 750 Rd.
Henry Webber was a respected settler of the district, and served on the
original school board. For a short time the school of District No. 4, was
known as “Webber School.”
During those early days, a small village was established by the name of
“Alfred.” This village had a general merchandising store with a post office.
The district school then became known as “Alfred” until about 1904.
A.A. Webber, W. Posthma and B.L. Hoover comprised the district school board
for the school term ending in 1898. There were about thirty-eight children
of school age in the district. Sonora Metsker was the teacher of record,
with a salary of $35 per month.
Martin Woodard taught the next school term, with Rachel Fisher following.
The District No. 4 school board members were A.A. Webber, I.L. Hoover and
Rachel Fisher returned to teach the first term of the 1900’s followed by
Mary Benson, Eva Hellstrom, S.B. Katherman, Lizzie Posthma, Nellie De Hek,
Eva Lutz, Wilma Van Horn and Cora Coffman. The school board members for this
decade were I.L. Hoover, Henry Ward and A.A. Webber.
Rosa Turner taught the first term of the next decade followed by Jessie
Moore, B.F. Allison, Wanda Smith, Carl Webber, Vera Clark, A.V. Kalb, Geneva
Preston and John Godfrey. Samuel Franklin Grammer (my great grandfather),
H.W. Behrens and J.S. Dillon served on the school board, for the term ending
The first teacher during the 1920’s was Kizzie Brubaker followed by Dora
Eberwein, Lottie Anderson, Hazel Lynch, Winifred Beck, Florence Smith, Ethel
Sherfy and Bessie Brown. The enrollment for the term ending in 1930 was
twenty-six students. The decade ending school board members were Carl
Boerkircher, Clyde Hoover and J.S. Dillon.
Florence Smith was the first teacher of the next decade followed by Fay
Wintermantle, Herschel Hemphill, Anne Kelley, Viola Hird, Betty Hammond and
Eunice O’Brien. Those comprising the school board were H.J. Dillon, Mrs.
Clyde Hoover and Charles Weybright.
Those teaching the 1940’s were Eunice O’Brien, Elizabeth Crawford, Willard
Brammell, Hilga Upham and Carol Wrench, teaching the term ending in 1940.
The school board members were Mrs. Clyde Hoover, H.L. Dillon and Charles
Charles Nesbit taught the term of 1950, followed by, Carol Wrench, teaching
ten students the next term, followed by Mabel Birkin teaching three terms,
then Donna Wood, Martha Unkefer, Doris Pratt, Angeline Fishburn, and Lila
Haas teaching the last term for Weybright No. 4.
Weybright School district No. 4 consolidated with others to form Wakarusa
Valley School District No. 98 on June 24, 1959.
This building has been demolished and replaced by a new home.
My great grandfather Samuel Franklin Grammer, with his youngest son, Samuel
Howard Grammer. Samuel Franklin was a Weybright School Board member for the
term ending in 1920.
Samuel Franklin Grammer -Weybright School District No. 4 board member.
The KSGenWeb logo and wheat background is copyrighted for the exclusive use of the KSGenWeb Project for display on official KSGenWeb Pages only. The USGenWeb ® logo was designed by Linda Cole. Unauthorized use of the contents of this page for profit/commercial ventures is expressly prohibited.