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The School at Barton

The school, which no longer stands on this site, was an impressive building. Edith Creutzburg, daughter of Henry was one of the three students in the first eight grade graduating class. Later, Edith attended school in Montgomery County, according to accounts in the Piedmont Herald between 1892 and 1896.

No doubt, the Shaw children also attended and are numbered with the 799 graduates from the Barton school. We know that both Ernest and Elva pursued higher learning, Ernest at a commercial college, and Elva at Valparaiso University, Indiana. Evidence suggests that both the Creutzburgs and Shaws valued a good education. Ernest and Henry Creutzburg, the eldest sons of two Barton Creutzburg families were both educated.


School Memorial