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Re: Michigan School for the Deaf 1900 Census
Posted by: joanne weimer Date: December 18, 2001 at 05:17:48
In Reply to: Re: Michigan School for the Deaf 1900 Census by Grace Faurot of 327

Deaf School In Michigan....much is written about this school. The next time I am in Flint I will xerox the information for you. I do know that this building is a beutiful brick and mason building. My great uncle is creditted with building it. The name of the block that it sits on is Aslyum. What is of interest is that from what I have read this was a progressive event to build such a building at the time and the thought was to train and make the deaf employable. I have not discovered why the block was named asylum...odd name. I do know that a true "asylum" was built in Pontiac Mi instead. There is a another person looking up "weimer" who's husbands grandfather a weimer lived at the school. We have not been able to stablish a link betweeen the 2 weimer families. My family lived with in a very short walking distance to the grounds of this school. I assume they choose to live there for a reason not yet known to me.
For the history I hare read there was a ida weimer who taught there. i do not know if she is a realative to me but may be the missing weimer i am looking for.
I know I have been to the county that you mentioned I do not remember where it is. I will see what information I have on it.
I will not be going to the Flint Library until the end of january was hang on this will take sometime.


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