Christopher Dock, colonial schoolmaster: the biography and by Gerald C. Dock, Christopher, Studer

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15 In 1892, Edward Eggleston, author of the novel. The Hoosier Schoolmaster, said, "Blessed be the humble teacher who, without any chance for the great rewards of fame or money, renderss noble service and leaves the impress of a genuine and generous character in one little corner of the world. No cyclopedia or dictionary of notables ever mentions that wonderful old Pennsylvania Dutchman, Christopher Dock. But, in the obscurity of the Pennsylvania back country in the last century, he did some of the noblest and most enlightened teaching the world has ever seen.

For obvious and practical reasons, these fugitives did not keep records. There yet remains the genealogical approach to the solution of Dock's place of origin. Extensive attempts to locate his birthplace have been made by the author. Genealogists and libraries have been contacted both in America and in Europe. Numerous registers and published lists have been examined and all either contain no Docks whatsoever, or else list them as coming to America after Christopher Dock was already teaching and living in the Skippack area.

Stahl, in an unpublished paper entitled "Christopher Dock in the Pedagogical World" prepared for a postgraduate course at the University of Michigan in 1966, also mentions this likelihood. See Chapter 12 for a fuller discussion of the origins of Dock's educational thought. 14. John O. ), has described and evaluated briefly the contribution of Wesley to the educational scene of his day and since. 15. Freeman Butts and Lawrence A. Cremin, A History of Education in American Culture (New York: Holt, 1953), pp.

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