Feb 29

Another February Friday, another February school day. The Gettysburg Daily visited Gettysburg’s High Street School, or Common School, at 40 East High Street. Most teachers in the 2008 Gettysburg public schools have 20 to 30 students in each class. Each teacher in this 1860 Gettysburg school had over 70 students on their rolls, and an average attendance of approximately 50 students each day.

The High Street School. This view is taken from the Presbyterian Church parking lot looking across East High Street to the former school building. View is from the southwest facing northeast at approximately 4:20 PM, February 29, 2008.

Here are the individuals who lived in Gettysburg, and who were listed as teachers:

Bentley, Martha J. “Mattie” (1846-) (White) Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania resident 1860
Gillespie, Matilda H. (1825-) (White) (Music Teacher) Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania in 1860
Irwin, Margaret (1820-) (White) Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania resident in 1860
Johnson, Elias S. (1837-) (White) (High Street School) Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania in 1860
Little, Robert A. (1832-) (White) Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania resident in 1860
McCurdy, Anna (1815-) (White) Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania resident in 1860
Miller, Victor (1838-) (White) (High Street School) Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania in 1860
Minnigh, Henry (1839-) (White) Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania resident in 1860
Myers, Salome “Sallie” (June 24, 1842-1922) (White) Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania in 1860
Powers, Ann J. (1836-) (White) Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania resident in 1860
Powers, Elizabeth C. (1839-) (White) Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania resident in 1860
Powers, Mary D. (1837-) (White) Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania resident in 1860
Sheely, Aaron (1837-) (White) Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania resident in 1860
Thompson, Marie C. (1830-) (White) Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania resident in 1860
Warner, John M. (1837-) (White) Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania resident in 1860
Warren, Martha (1838-) (White) Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania resident in 1860
Warren, Thadeus A. (1839-) (White) Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania resident in 1860
Whiteside, Miss (White) (High Street School) Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania resident in 1861

The south side of the building at 40 East High Street. View is taken from the southwest facing northeast at approximately 4:20 PM, February 29, 2008.

Here are some statistics about individuals who lived in Gettysburg, and who were listed as teachers:

Number of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania Teachers according to the 1860 federal census: 15, or 2% of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania residents who listed an occupation (684). This tied Teachers for 11th in rank among Gettysburg occupations (97).

Average age of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania Teachers (15) according to the 1860 federal census: 25 (Youngest 14, Oldest 45)

The south and west sides of the building at 40 East High Street. View is taken from the southwest facing northeast at approximately 4:20 PM, February 29, 2008.

Total economic wealth possessed by Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania Teachers (15) according to the 1860 federal census: $3000, or .0002% of the total economic wealth, $1,502,245, possessed by Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania residents (2390). This tied Teachers for 48th in rank among Gettysburg occupations.

Total economic wealth possessed by female Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania residents who listed their occupation as a Teacher (8) according to the 1860 federal population census: $1800, or .001% of the total economic wealth, $1,502,245, possessed by Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania residents (2390)

The north and west sides of 40 East High Street. View is taken from the northwest facing southeast at approximately 4:20 PM, February 29, 2008.

Total economic wealth possessed by female Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania residents who listed their occupation as a Teacher (8) according to the 1860 federal population census: $1800, or .002% of the total economic wealth, $1,144,765, possessed by Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania residents who listed an occupation (684)

Total economic wealth possessed by female Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania residents who listed their occupation as a Teacher (8) according to the 1860 federal population census: $1800, or 12% of the total economic wealth, $15,125, possessed by Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania female residents who listed an occupation (122)

The north and east sides of 40 East High Street. View is taken from the northeast facing southwest at approximately 4:20 PM, February 29, 2008.

Total economic wealth possessed by female Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania residents who listed their occupation as a Teacher (8) according to the 1860 federal population census: $1800, or 1% of the total economic wealth, $151,375, possessed by female Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania residents (1208)

Total economic wealth possessed by male Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania residents who listed their occupation as a Teacher (7) according to the 1860 federal population census: $1200, or .001% of the total economic wealth, $1,502,245, possessed by Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania residents (2390)

The south and east sides of 40 East High Street. View is taken from the southeast facing northwest at approximately 4:25 PM, February 29, 2008.

Total economic wealth possessed by male Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania residents who listed their occupation as a Teacher (7) according to the 1860 federal population census: $1200, or .001% of the total economic wealth, $1,144,765, possessed by Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania residents who listed an occupation (684)

Total economic wealth possessed by male Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania residents who listed their occupation as a Teacher (7) according to the 1860 federal population census: $1200, or .001% of the total economic wealth, $1,129,640, possessed by Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania male residents who listed an occupation (562)

The High Street School. This view is taken from the Gettysburg Borough government building driveway looking across East High Street to the former school building. View is from the southeast facing northwest at approximately 4:25 PM, February 29, 2008.

Total economic wealth possessed by male Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania residents who listed their occupation as a Teacher (7) according to the 1860 federal population census: $1200, or .001% of the total economic wealth, $1,350,870, possessed by male Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania residents (1182)

Average economic wealth possessed by Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania Teachers (15) according to the 1860 federal census: $200. This tied Teachers for 71st in rank among Gettysburg occupations (97)

The High Street School. This view is taken from the sidewalk in front of the Gettysburg Borough government building looking across East High Street to the former school building. View is from the south facing north at approximately 4:25 PM, February 29, 2008.

Gender division of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania Teachers (15) according to the 1860 federal census:

Female: 8, or 53% of Gettysburg Teachers (15) and 1% of female Gettysburg residents ages 18 and over in 1860 (726).
Male 7, or 47% of Gettysburg Teachers (15) and 1% of male Gettysburg residents ages 18 and over in 1860 (643).

Place of birth division of the Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania Teachers (15) according to the 1860 federal census:

Maryland: 2, or 13% of Gettysburg Teachers (15).
Pennsylvania: 13, or 87% of Gettysburg Teachers (15).

Race division of the Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania Teachers (15) according to the 1860 federal census: White 15, or 100% of Gettysburg Teachers (15).


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