If you were a member of the Class of 1949 and would like to be added to this page, please e-mail me. You did not have to graduate from HAHS to be listed! *Note: E-mail addresses on this web page are displayed in this way to thwart spammers' harvesting software. Instead of putting the @ sign, I have spelled out "at". If you want to e-mail someone, replace "at" with @ and don't use any spaces.
This page was last updated on: February 5, 2007
William "Bill" Bond - BBond70 at aol.com - Married to Jane Simmons - class of '49 Joan (Gegan) Cartier - nkjoan at aol.com Marilyn (Maxwell) Clausen - Ncmarly at aol.com John Meader - johnw25 at usadatanet.net (new email Sept. 03) John "Bud" Penz - akapenz at ktc.com - I arrived in Germany (Mannheim) 19 Nov 1946 and started school immediately. I was a sophomore and this was my first association with military (Army Brats, Rug Rats etc.) but it didn't take me long to settle in. Those days there were no civilian clothes in the PX so we were all given clothing ration cards. Mine was #99 indicating me as the 99th male dependent to arrive. If we wore military clothing we had triangular patches with U.S. embroiled on them. If we went "out on the town" in civilian clothes we wore armbands with an American flag on them. The first year was a blast 'cause the teachers (all civilians) really didn't know how to deal with dependents. Many a story can be told. Basketball was the only team sport supported by the school, however we did have a baseball team. The next year we had basketball and baseball as "traveling" sports. In the 1948/49 school year, five of us who were leftover lettermen formed the "H" club. There was Bill Bond, Don "FUZZY" Hoopert (dec), John Meader, Paul Girard and myself. Just enough people to fill all the officer's positions. In 1948, football was a recognized sport and we were the E.C. champs. After winning the basketball championship the previous year we did not repeat. Baseball was my game and I was the starting pitcher. I did not lose a high school game. We finished undefeated and were the dependent schools champs for 1949. Cary Grant attended our sports banquet along with some other "biggies". He was in Heidelberg shooting the movie "I was a Male War Bride". Some of the school kids got to be in it as extras. The 1948 yearbook was published by us, about us, and for us. The 1949 yearbook was the first combined yearbook and our representatives did themselves and "George W. Orford" High School proud. Our name "Erinerungen" was unanimously accepted as the name as well as some other editorial formats. The graduating class, all 26 of us, had our baccalaureate in the University Hall, and the graduation ceremony took place in the Castle in the Konig's Halle. We "pioneers" set the tone, and each class after us did themselves proud and made the school a place to remember. Jane (Simmons) Bond - BBond70 at aol.com - Married to Bill Bond - class of '49
Click on the picture of the old Heidelberg High School to view the 1949 yearbook photos.
The students listed below were members of the class of 1949, but I don't have any further information on them.
Nancy Amdur Helen Banks Don Bartlett Charline Bishop Steve Bukovitz Neil Case Edward Conrad Bo Dawson Jim Dunn Mary Margaret Ellis Paul Gerard Barbara Guerke Ralph Haber Lynn Harpole William Holliday
Don Hoopert Elizabeth "Bonnie" Grace Hurley Ray Jensen Helen Keller Gloria Sue Landaw (salutatorian) Neil McGartney Frederick Warren Paul John "Jack" Peters Nancy Rasbach Neal Reichle Dolores Reid Dean Schamber Suzanne Smith Stephen Urette Jerry Vernon