1885: Student Files

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Katie Metoxen Student File

Student file of Katie Metoxen, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885, and ultimately departed on June 8, 1896. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, a report after leaving, correspondence from the school, and a returned student survey indicating she was married, had three children, and was living in West De Pere, Wisconsin in 1910.

Note: In this file the student's name appears as both Kate Metoxen and Katie Metoxen. She writes back to the school using her married name Kate Parkhurst.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Katie Metoxen Student Information Card

Student information card of Katie Metoxen, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on June 8, 1896. The file indicates Metoxen was married and living in West De Pere, Wisconsin and Tomah, Wisconsin in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Susie Metoxen Student Information Card

Student information card of Susie Metoxen, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885, graduated in 1894, and departed on May 8, 1894.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Sophia Metoxen Student File

Student file of Sophia Metoxen, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885, and ultimately departed on April 12, 1897. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains a student information card, news clippings, a report after leaving, a returned student survey in which she writes about her children, and correspondence between her and the school where she writes at length about her family and sending her daughter to Carlisle. The file also contains former student response postcards indicating that in 1914 she was living in West DePere, Wisconsin and working as an agent for a Chicago based jewelry company.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Zippa Metoxen Student File

Student file of Zippa Metoxen, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on August 7, 1894. The file contains a student information card, a report after leaving, a returned student survey, a photograph of her four daughters, a former student response card, and letters/correspondence. The file indicates Metoxen attended the New Haven Hospital Training School for Nurses in New Haven Connecticut in 1892, 1893, and 1894 and was a housekeeper and raising poultry in West De Pere, Wisconsin in 1910 and was a housekeeper in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin in 1912 and 1913 .

Note: In this file the student writes to the school using her married name Zippa Metoxen Skenandore.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Louisa Smith Student File

Student file of Louisa Smith, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on May 23, 1893. The file contains a student information card, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving indicating that she was living in Oneida, Wisconsin in 1911.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Charles Wheelock Student Information Card

Student information card of Charles Wheelock, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on April 10, 1889.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Dennison Wheelock Student File

Student file of Dennison Wheelock, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school September 30, 1885, graduated in 1890, and ultimately departed on July 6, 1892. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains photographs, student information cards, news clippings, a report after leaving, a returned student survey, a former student survey, and letters/correspondence.

The file indicates that Wheelock attended Dickinson College, was a band leader at the Carlisle Indian School, a disciplinarian at Flandreau Indian School, a band leader at the Haskell Institute, and was a real estate agent and lawyer in West DePere, Wisconsin in 1909 and 1911. Wheelock was also a member of the Society of American Indians that met with Woodrow Wilson in 1915.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Susie Metoxen Student Information Card

Student information card of Susie Metoxen, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885, graduated in 1894, and departed on May 8, 1894.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Josiah Powlas Student File

Student file of Josiah Powlas, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885, graduated in 1891, and departed on July 3, 1892. The file contains a student information cards, returned student surveys, a letter/correspondence, and a report after leaving. The file indicates Powlas attended the Milwaukee Medical College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was a physician in Oneida, Wisconsin in 1907, and was in charge of the agency and hospital in Oneida, Wisconsin in 1910 and 1911.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Jane John Student Information Card

Student information card of Jane John, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on July 2, 1891.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Thomas Metoxen Student File

Student file of Thomas Metoxen, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885, graduated in 1892, and ultimately departed on October 22, 1892. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, returned student surveys, a former student response postcard, a letter/correspondence, a photograph, and a report after leaving. The file indicates Metoxen was a farmer in Kaukauna, Wisconsin in 1907 and 1911 and a farmer in West DePere, Wisconsin in 1912.

Note: These documents was found filed at the U.S. National Archives in the same folder as a document related to a different Thomas Metoxen.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Zippa Metoxen Student Information Card

Student information card of Zippa Metoxen, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on August 7, 1894. The file indicates Metoxen was married and living in West De Pere, Wisconsin and Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Lillie Cornelius Student File

Student file of Lillie Cornelius, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885, graduated in 1889, and departed on November 12, 1890. The file contains a student information card.

Note: Three students named Lillian Cornelius (all from the Oneida nation) attended the school. (All of them were also referred to as Lillie, Lily, or Lilly at times.) This naturally led to some confusion in the school's recordkeeping. Documents for the three students were located in student files 4159 and 6128. We have tried to correct filing errors and collect records for the same student in one place. Therefore you can find documents for Lillian Cornelius who entered in 1895 and departed in 1903 under file 4159a; documents for Lillie Cornelius who entered in 1885 and departed in 1890 are in file 4159b; documented for Lillian Cornelius who entered in 1911 and departed in 1914 are in file 6128.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Johnson Webster Student File

Student file of Johnson Webster, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on December 9, 1891. The file contains a student information card and a report after leaving indicating that in 1910 Webster was living in Oneida, Wisconsin. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Chester P. Cornelius Student Information Card

Student information card of Chester P. Cornelius, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on February 6, 1891. The file indicates Cornelius was living in Seymour, Wisconsin in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Lucinda Hill Student File

Student file of Lucinda Hill, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on November 12, 1888. The file contains a student information card.

Note: Two students named Lucinda Hill from the Oneida nation attended the school. One arrived in 1885 and departed in 1888. The other arrived in 1895 and 1901. They were combined in the same folder in the records found at NARA.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Alice Cornelius Student Information Card

Student information card of Alice Cornelius, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on June 18, 1889.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Lillie Cornelius Student Information Card

Student file of Lillie (here Lilian) Cornelius, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on November 12, 1890. The card indicates that she graduated in 1889.

Note: Three students named Lillian Cornelius (all from the Oneida nation) attended the school. (All of them were also referred to as Lillie, Lily, or Lilly at times.) This naturally led to some confusion in the school's recordkeeping. Documents for the three students were located in student files 4159 and 6128. We have tried to correct filing errors and collect records for the same student in one place. Therefore you can find documents for Lillian Cornelius who entered in 1895 and departed in 1903 under file 4159a; documents for Lillie Cornelius who entered in 1885 and departed in 1890 are in file 4159b; documents for Lillian Cornelius who entered in 1911 and departed in 1914 are in file 6128.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Dennison Wheelock Student Information Card

Student information card of Dennison Wheelock, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on July 6, 1892. The file indicates that Wheelock graduated in 1890, married Louise LaChapelle, and was living in West DePere, Wisconsin in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Lucinda Hill Student Information Card

Student information card of Lucinda Hill, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on November 12, 1888.

Note: Two students named Lucinda Hill from the Oneida nation attended the school. One arrived in 1885 and departed in 1888. The other arrived in 1895 and 1901. They were combined in the same folder in the records found at NARA.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Jane John Student Information Card

Student information card of Jane John, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on July 2, 1891.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Peter J. Powlas Student Information Card

Student information card of Peter J. Powlas, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on June 27, 1887. The file indicates Powlas was living in West De Pere, Wisconsin in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Esther Metoxen Student Information Card

Student information card of Esther Metoxen, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on April 21, 1887.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Thomas Metoxen Student Information Card

Student information card of Thomas Metoxen, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on October 22, 1892. The information card indicates that Metoxen graduated in 1892, studied harness making, married Elizabeth Sickles, and was living in West DePere, Wisconsin in 1913. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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