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Theodore Bernhard


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Teachers for the Quarter  /  Our City Schools


The Board of Education met on Friday evening last and made choice of the following persons as teachers for the quarter commencing the first of next month.  Mr. R. L. Reed, Miss O. A. Pease, first ward high school.  Mr. Theodore Bernhard, Mr. W. H. Rohr, Miss H. M. Cooley, second ward high school.  Miss F. I. DeGraff, Miss Augusta O. Vestey, third ward.  Mr. Alexander Koeplin, fourth ward.  Miss Mary Ann Collins, fifth ward.  Miss Susan E. Hadley, six ward.  Miss Sarah Forsyth, seventh ward.  Miss Ann Smith, Richards’ district.  Miss Irene Merriman, first ward primary school.


Some of the teachers also named have been engaged in the schools here for some time past and given good satisfaction.  We think the Board of Education did well in retaining them.  With a competent corps of teachers, such as the above, and an efficient board, seconded at all times by a thoroughgoing, indefatigable worker as superintendent, we do not see why our city schools should not continue to prosper.  They certainly will start off under favorable auspices, and we see nothing to interfere with their prosperity and success.    WR            



07 28       PRIVATE SCHOOL

Mr. Theodore Bernhard, the principal of the Union School, proposes, during the vacation, to form private classes and give a series of lessons in the languages and sciences.  Mr. Bernhard is a popular and successful teacher, well qualified to instruct and benefit all who place themselves under his charge.   WD


07 28       A CARD

[same date] Agreeable to the wishes of several citizens who have spoken with me on this subject, I have determined to give instruction to such classes as I may be able to form during vacation.  I shall also give private lessons in the languages and scientific branches.  I wish to form the classes so as to commence the course of instruction the 1st of August.  Those wishing to communicate with me upon this subject will find me either at the School House in the Second ward or at my residence in the rear of the School House.  – Theodore Bernhard.    WD



                1866, High School founder



Cross References:

Bernhard, Theodore

1866-67, Watertown City Directory, pg 8

Bernhard, Theodore

Forty-Eighter, made cigars, educator, private school

Bernhard, Theodore

Forty-Eighters: Builders of Watertown,  pg 11, 21, 27, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35.48, 51, 77

Bernhard, Theodore

Watertown Anzeiger, 1853-1855, pg 10

Bernhard, Theodore

Watertown Anzeiger, 1853-1855, pg 13

Bernhard, Theodore

Watertown Anzeiger, 1853-1855, pg 7


Mrs. Luana (Luanna) Richards, wife of John Richards, member of one of Watertown's first and most widely known old families.  Mrs. Richards before her marriage was a school teacher here who served under Professor Theodore Bernhard


William H. Rohr was born on October 1, 1842, in Germany, and in 1853 came to Watertown with his parents, his father engaging in the merchant tailoring business here.  He was educated in the public schools of this city and at Beloit College.  After graduating from Beloit College, he taught school as an assistant to Theodore Bernhard, who kept a private school in the Second ward in the frame building still standing in Jones Street opposite the residence of H. Wertheimer; later he became a teacher in the public schools of Watertown.




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