Sunday, September 25, 2011

Emeline Baumeister, Educator

Miss Emeline P. Baumeister was born on October 11, 1894 to Frank and Katherine (Spaith) Baumeister. After receiving a teacher certificate from Kent State University, Emeline taught school at Campbell School in Sandusky. Emeline served as Principal of Campbell School for several years. An article in the June 8, 1946 issue of the Sandusky Register Star News reported that Miss Baumeister was going to leave her post as Principal, to become the Elementary Supervisor of Sandusky City Schools. Between 1924 and 1937, Emeline Baumeister co-authored several books written for elementary age school children. On September 25, 1980, Emeline Baumeister passed away at the age of 85. She had been a member of Grace Episcopal Church. Miss Emeline Baumeister was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Her parents, and sisters Elsie, Edna, and Charlotte had all died before 1980. Funeral services for Miss Baumeister were held at the Charles J. Andres' Sons Funeral Home, and burial was at Oakland Cemetery. After her death, a trust fund was established in the name of Emeline Baumeister at Sandusky City Schools. An obituary for Emeline P. Baumeister appeared in the September 25, 1980 issue of the Sandusky Register.

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