Source Information Limbach-Oberfrohna, Germany, School Lists, 1835-1920 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2018.
Original data: Stadtarchiv Limbach-Oberfrohna. Klassen-, Versäumnis-, und Zensurbücher. Limbach-Oberfrohna, Deutschland.

About Limbach-Oberfrohna, Germany, School Lists, 1835-1920

This collection contains School Lists (Schülerlisten) from Limbach-Oberfrohna covering the years 1835 up to and including 1920. In the documents, these lists are called Gradebooks (Zensurbücher) or Class Books (Klassenbücher). This town was created in 1950 with the merger of the villiages of Limbach and Oberfrohna. It is located about 9 miles west of Chemnitz and about 43 miles southeast of Leipzig in the modern German state of Saxony. Limbach was first mentioned in a document from the year 1248. Limbach's main attraction is its 16th-century town hall. During the time period of this collection, until 1918, both localities belonged to the Kingdom of Saxony. This collection primarily contains records from the grade school in Kaufungen. Also included are some records from Bräunsdorf, Uhlsdorf and Limbach. The timeperiods covered vary.

What you can find in the records

School lists were kept each year by teachers. Every quarter or semester, teachers documented students' performance, behavior and days absent. This information served as the basis for report cards and was provided to the responsible "Inspectors" during visits and inspections. School Lists usually came in book form. Entries covered two pages divided into columns in table format. Usually multiple students are recorded on each page. Often boys and girls are separated into different groupings. Depending on the form used, the following details may be found:

  • School/Type of School: Grade School (Volksschule), Knitting School (Wirkschule)
  • School Year, School Semester (usually from Spring Term to Autumn Term)
  • Grade or Class Level
  • Teacher
  • Student Details:
    • Given Names, Last Name,
    • Birthdate and Birthplace, sometimes including Denomination,
    • Admission Date and Dismissal / School-leaving Date,
    • Grades in individual subjects and details on Conduct,
    • Number of days Absent,
    • where relevant, Employer or Business,
  • Parent Details:
    • Parents' Profession/Trade, Given Names, Last Names

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