NameDeacon Loander ALLEN214,159
Birth24 Feb 1825, Alfred, Allegany Co., New York
Death16 Dec 1910, Panama City, Bay Co., Florida
Burial20 Dec 1910, Milton Junction Cemetery, Milton Junction, Rock Co., Wisconsin
Birth30 Mar 1824
Death23 Oct 1865, Milton, Rock Co., Wisconsin
Birth5 Aug 1835, Ohio
Death28 Dec 1902
BurialMilton Junction Cemetery, Milton Junction, Rock Co., Wisconsin
Marriage19 Feb 1867, Milton, Rock Co., Wisconsin
Notes for Deacon Loander ALLEN
Census: 1880 Lima, Rock Co., Wisconsin: age 55, farmer
Residence: AFT 1880 Milton Junction, Rock Co., Wisconsin
Loander Allen 1825-1910
Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock County, Wis., 1889
"Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock County, Wis.", 1889, p 756.
LOANDER ALLEN, a retired farmer, and one of the representative citizens of Milton Junction, Wis., was born in Allegany County, N.Y., in the year 1825, and was the second in a family of six children, whose parents were Abram and Dorcas (BURDICK) ALLEN. Of the children, four sons and two daughters, four are yet living. Jonathan, the eldest, lives in Alfred Center, N.Y., and is President of the university at that place; Loander, of this sketch, is the next of the family; Orlenzo and Ormanzo were twins, and the latter is now a resident of Minnesota, but the former, who was a doctor by profession, is deceased; Emily and Emeline were also twins, the former being now deceased, the latter residing in Minnesota.
Our subject spent the days of his boyhood in his native State, his time being passed in much the same manner as that of other farmer lads, he attending the common schools during the winter months, and assisting in the labors of the farm during the summer months. When seventeen years of age, his parents left the East and came to Rock County, arriving in the month of July, 1842. Mr. ALLEN at once entered a claim of 160 acres on section 28 and 29 in the town of Lima, and to his original purchase afterwards added a tract of forty acres. He placed the whole amount under a high state of cultivation, made many improvements, built barns and out-buildings for the care of his stock, and otherwise increased the value of his property, until it became one of the finest farms in the community. About 1852 Abram ALLEN sold his farm in Lima, and bought a farm of 160 acres, lying between the villages of Milton and Milton Junction, and known as the NORTON farm, but subsequently sold his land and removed to Freeborn County, Minn., where he engaged in milling for some years, and in 1865 he sold out his mill business and returned to Milton, and lived a retired life until his death, which occurred, about 1875.
Our subject completed his education in Milton Academy, and then turned his attention to farming, which he has made his life work. He purchased his farm of a Mr. BALDWIN, it comprising 118 acres of fine, arable land in the town of Lima, and to its cultivation and improvement devoted the greater part of his time and attention, until, wishing to retire to private life, he removed to Milton Junction, in 1880.
In 1847 Mr. ALLEN was united in marriage with Miss Almira BABCOCK, and unto them were born three children - Madelia, the eldest, became the wife of Elias AYERS, a resident of St. Andrew's Bay, Fla.; Asher D., who married Miss Viola BROWN, has the management of his father's farm in Lima; Dora L., wife of William BIRMINGHAM, makes her home in Gratiot County, Mich. In 1865 Mr. ALLEN was called upon to mourn the death of his wife. He was again married, his second union being with Amanda HUFFMAN, of Milton. Mr. ALLEN has served various official positions, having filled the office of Supervisor of the town of Lima for several terms, was a member of the School Board, was elected and served as District Treasurer and also as Town Clerk. He was elected Road Commissioner in 1888, has been Overseer of Highways for several years, and is now President of the Board of Health Commissioners. The promptness and fidelity with which he has discharged the various duties incumbent upon him, has made him an efficient and faithful officer, and he is recognized as one of the prominent and enterprising citizens of Milton Junction. For about twenty-three years he has acted as deacon of the Seventh Day Baptist Church, in which he holds membership, and is an untiring worker in his Master's vineyard. In politics he is a Republican. He is numbered among the honored pioneers of the county, has witnessed its development from a wild and almost unsettled prairie until it is on a par with any county in this vast commonwealth, and has ever been prominent in the promotion of its best interests. Upright and honorable, his course through life has always been such and he has gained the respect and good will of those with whom business or pleasure have brought him in contact, and few men are more widely and favorably known.
"The Telephone", Milton Junction, Wisconsin, Thursday, Dec. 22, 1910, p 1.
Deacon Loander Allen, who left here Monday morning of last week in his usual health, for Cromanton, Fla., to spend the winter, died last Friday morning at Panama City. Accompanied by his son Asher and his wife, they arrived at Panama City Wednesday evening too late to make the twelve mile journey across the bay to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ayars, who was there with her launch to take them to her home the next morning, and they all went to the hotel to spend the night. About midnight he had a chill, but went to sleep again and rested quite well till morning. When he awoke he wanted to get up, but his son advised him to remain in bed and rest. He soon had another chill, however, and grew gradually weaker until the end came the next morning. The doctors pronounced it a case of acute indigestion, such as would affect but slightly a stronger person, but which proved too much for his advanced years. The cause of death was given as old age. The body was brought back home, accompanied by his son, arriving here Monday evening and the funeral services were held Tuesday morning at his late residence, and in the S. D. B. church, conducted by his pastor, Rev. A. J. C. Bond. "He walked with God; and he was not, for God took him." The body was laid to rest in the family lot in Milton Junction cemetery.
Loander Allen was born in the town of Alfred, Allegany Co., N. Y., Feb. 24, 1825. He was the son of Abram and Dorcas Burdick Allen and the record of some of his ancestors could be traced back to the mountains of Scotland. There were six children in his father's family and Dea. Allen was the last survivor. The eldest was Jonathan Allen, for many years president of Alfred University, the subject of this sketch being the second child. There were twin boys, Ormanzo and Orlenzom and twin girls Emily and Emeline. Ormanzo became a lawyer and judge, and Orlenzo was a physician located for some years at Milton.
The Allen family came to Wisconsin in 1842, Loander being 17 years of age. He has ever since resided in this community, and has always been identified with whatever would promote its best interests. In 1847 he married Miss Almira Burdick [Babcock] and they began house-keeping in a log house a little east of Milton in the town of Lima, where they lived for many years, until they moved to the village of Milton Junction about thirty years ago. He has since made his home in this village, except when he has made his home with his son on the old homestead, or spent the winters in Florida. His wife died in 1865. In 1867 he married Miss Amanda Huffman, who died eight years ago. To Deacon Allen were born by the wife of his youth three children all of whom survive him. Mrs. Madelia Ayars of Florida, Asher D. of Milton Junction, and Mrs. Dora Birmingham of Michigan. Mr. Allen was a member of the Seventh Day Baptist church, and was for forty years a deacon, having been ordained to that office by the Milton church. When the Milton Junction church was organized he became a constituent member, and he has throughout its history been a consistent member and loyal supporter. Because of his sound judgment and unimpeachable character his advice was often sought. He was chosen by his fellow citizens to various offices of public trust. He was Supervisor of the town of Lima for several terms, was a member of the School Board, Town Clerk, Road Commissioner, and President of the Board of Health.
Deacon Allen had walked far on the road of life, being nearly 86 years of age when the journey ended, and he was inclined to walk on the sunny side. He had a sympathetic spirit and a keen sense of humor which made him most companionable to the end of the journey.
Notes for Almira (Spouse 1)
Died in the birth of her fourth child who also died.157
Almira (Babcock) Allen 1824-1865
The Sabbath Recorder Obituary
"The Sabbath Recorder", Vol 21, No 45, p 179, Nov. 9, 1865.
In Milton, Wis., Oct. 23d, 1865, of fever, Mrs. Almira Allen, wife of Loander, Allen, and daughter of Abel Babcock, in the 42d year of her age. Sister Allen was a faithful member of the Seventh-day Baptist Church in Milton, and by her quiet, unpretending life, endeared herself to all who knew her. She was a faithful wife and mother, and the home and friends that miss her so much, will long cherish her memory. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, from henceforth." D. E. M.
Notes for Marvel Amanda (Spouse 2)
Census: 1880 Lima, Rock Co., Wisconsin: age 44
Marvel Amanda (Huffman) Allen 1835-1902
"The Sabbath Recorder", Vol 59, No 1, p 15, Jan 5, 1903.
Marvel Amanda Huffman, wife of Dea. Loander Allen, was born in Ohio Aug. 5, 1835, and died at Milton Junction, Wis., Dec. 28, 1902.
Sister Allen made a profession of faith in Christ when she was about twenty years of age, and when the Milton Junction Seventh-day Baptist church was organized she was among its constituent members, and continued in this membership till death. She was married to Dea. Allen Feb. 19, 1867. She leaves an affectionate husband, feeble in health, three sisters, and many other friends to mourn their loss. G. J. C.