Sheppard Creek School
[1897 - 1948]
Shepard Creek School was located west of Kendalia. Currently available records do not indicate when the land was donated and the school built.
Although earliest records show Mountain Gap School as the first school located in the Kendalia area, a local historian (Leslie Gourley) recalled that there were also two other school in the general vicinity at that time. One was located on upper Curry's Creek (believed to be Sheppard Creek School) and the other on lower Curry's Creek (Curry Creek School).
Currently with only limited available records, it is not known who donated the land. The school was located on the Esser Ranch. The old small school building is now gone and only exists in memory and several photos.
The earliest records indicate that the school existed in 1897, but the teacher is unknown. The earliest known teach was John Montgomery in 1905. The school records are somewhat sparse and nonexistence for several years during its initial years. The school existed for approximately 51 years.
1897 Sheppard Creek School information
1897 & 1899 student listing
1905 & 1913 student listing with teachers John Montgomery and Charlotte Carter
1919 student listing and teacher Selma Kessler
1922 student listing and teacher H. F. Thrism
1924 student listing and teacher helen C. Kutz
1926 student listing and teacher Zelma Hobrecht
1929 student listing and teacher Mrs. L. E. Gerfers
1932 student listing and teacher Leta East
1934 & 1936 student listing teachers Mattie P. Kessler and Nannie Maud Summerville
1943 student listing and teacher Mrs. Mildred Fox
1945 student listing and teacher Stella Piper
*additional student listings are under research*
1903 or 1908 possible photo of Sheppard Creek students
1918 photo of students and teacher Ellen Schallenberg
1928 photo of students and teacher Zelma Hobrecht (Gefers)
1936 teacher Nannie Maud Summerville
1948 photo of students and teacher Marion Taylor
1967 photo of students Calvin Woods & Walter(Buster) Herrin at the Sheppard Creek School
197? photo of student Walter Herrin at the Sheppard Creek School
Photo of Sheppard Creek Classmates at School Reunion
Memories - Stories
"When Education Meant What it Said" a letter by Raleigh Schuetz