Biography of George P. Allen
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Allen, George P., was born in Berlin, Rensselaer county, July 28, 1852. He is a son of Rufus R. and Eliza (Moul) Allen, he born in Berlin and she in Poestenkill. The grandfather of George S. was a native of Rhode Island and settled in Berlin when a young man, and died on the farm he settled at the age of seventy five. The maternal grandfather was Peter Moul, a native of Dutchess county. His wife, Eva Figenheim, was born in New York city and when about twenty one years old came to Dutchess county. Mr. Moul and wife both died on the farm settled in Poestenkill, he at the age of fifty one and she at the age of ninety eight. The wife of George S. Allen was A. McKares. She died in Berlin, N. Y. The father of Mr. Allen was a farmer and merchant in Illinois, and also in the banking business in Joliet, Ill. He came to Greenbush in 1879 and died in 1883 at the age of sixty four. He was justice in Berlin for twelve years. His widow lives in Troy. Mr. Allen was reared and educated in Joliet, Ill. He followed farming for several years and in about 1874 returned to New York and settled in Schodack for three years, two years near Troy, and for seventeen years near East Greenbush, N. Y. He has been in the mercantile business for about four years and at present lives retired. Mr. Allen was river inspector in 1893. He has been tax receiver for one year, assistant four years, excise commissioner, and has been supervisor for four years. February 6,1878, he married Helen Alendorph of Schodack, by whom he has one child: Earl R. Mr. Allen is a member of the A. O. U. W. He has been delegate to the State Convention, and was then elected supervisor.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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