Biography of Jerome Allen
Monroe County, MI Biographies





JEROME ALLEN was born in Milan in 1839. His parents were from Vermont. Jerome lived at home until the breaking out of the war, when he enlisted in Co. K, 1st Mich. Cav., August, 1861. Company K was broken up and he was transferred to Co. U of the same regiment. He was engaged in all the actions of the regiment, at Gettysburg and the Gettysburg campaign; was wounded in the shoulder at Buckland's Mill Oct. 19, 1863. August, 1864, he was discharged. He returned to Milan, attended school one year, and then taught school, His father being a surveyor he engaged with him, and has followed the business more or less up to them present time. He married Delia S. Allen, of Milan, in 1869. Her parents were from New York State, and came to Michigan in the year 1860. Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Allen have four children living: Cora Belle, Ella Mabel, Maud Eliza and Blanche Fay. Baby Allen, born November 26, 1874, lived but ten months. Mr. Allen is at present commissioner of highways of Milan. His farm consists of 126 acres. Mr. Allen is a member of Lucius Taylor Post, No. 274, and was the first commander.

From:
History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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