Bio: Allen, Isaac N. (History - 1840)

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----Source: 1891 Bio. Hist. Of Clark Jackson Co., Wisconsin

ISAAC N. ALLEN is a man whose integrity of character is unquestioned. He was born in Trumbull County, Ohio, June 6, 1840, and is a son of Isaac S. and Eliza (Earl) Allen, natives of Ohio and Massachusetts respectively. The parents were married in Ohio, and resided there until about 1847, when they emigrated to Dodge County, Wisconsin in 1882 they removed to Loyal, Clark County, Where the mother passed away. She was a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and a woman of fine traits of Character. Isaac S. Allen is still a resident of Loyal he is a shoemaker by trade but has given some attention to agricultural pursuits. The family consisted of seven children: Lester, Sylvester, Henry Eunice, Isaac N., the subject of this notice, Alice and Laura.

The father being a farmer, the son naturally received training in this occupation but when this beloved nation of ours was threatened with death, and there was a call for men to come to her defense, Isaac N. Allen forsook the plow and left the fields of grain, and went bravely to the front. In August, 1862, he enlisted as a private in Company I, Twenty-ninth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and served until the close of the war. He was honorably discharged at Rock Island, Illinois, July 18, 1865. He participated in the engagements at Port Gibson, Champion Hill and Vicksburg. For six months he was confined in the hospital at St. Louis, experiencing the suffering and privations to which the sick and wounded were subject.

After the declaration of peace he settled in Clark County, Wisconsin, where he took up 160 acres of land, which was then covered by a dense forest. The task of converting this into tillable land was no light one, and required willing hands as well as strong determination. He cleared the land where Loyal now stands, and has eighty acres under cultivation. He has devoted his best energies to farming, and has made many modern improvements, all bespeaking thrift and prosperity. When we consider that Mr. Allen began his business career without capital other than that with which he was endowed by nature, our admiration and sincere respect are at once excited. Politically he is identified with the Republican party. He is a member of the G. A. R. post at Loyal. He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and are held in the highest estimation.

Mr. Allen was united in marriage May 24, 1868, to Miss Libbie Peep, of Clark County, Wisconsin, a native of England, born in 1845, and a daughter of George and Louise I. (Loid) Peep. Three children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Allen: Jennie, Pearlie and Charles. Mrs. Allen's parents were natives of Bristol, England emigrated to this country in 1849, and settled in Depere, Wisconsin, where they resided until Mrs. Peep died in 1865, from which time Mr. Peep lived with his children until 1884, when he died in Appleton, Wisconsin.



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