This Website is dedicated to the memory of Louise Walvoord. Many of the stories told here, would not have been possible without notes from her diary that have been handed down through the generations.
Louise Antoinette Walvoord, the tenth child of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Walvoord, was born in Cedar Grove on February 14, 1883.
She attended grade school at Cedar Grove and at the Lincoln School in Sheboygan. She graduated from Sheboygan High School in 1902.
She completed two years of teacher training at Milwaukee Normal School. She attended Macalester College in St. Paul (1909-1910) and Columbia University. She attended her first summer school in 1921.
Louise took correspondence courses and attended after school or evening classes and summer school. She received her Bachelor of Philosophy in Education from the University of Chicago in 1938.
She taught in the Sheboygan Public School System for forty years, most of them as a third-grade teacher at the Longfellow School. She retired in 1946.
She was a charter member of the First Presbyterian Church in Sheboygan and taught Sunday School there for thirty-five years. She was a member of the Women`s Service Guild, the Elizabeth Circle of the church and the National Education Association.
Louise kept journals of her life and family and a great deal of the biographical and genealogical information included in this website would not have been possible without her work.
Louise never married. She lived in the Enz Manor Apartments in her later years. Louise had major surgery and then lived in a nursing home. She died on June 10, 1969 at the age of eighty-six.