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Albert Allen

Albert Allen, an automobile dealer of Elkader, is a native of the Hawkeye State, having been born in Clayton county, Iowa, September 20, 1872, and is a son of Hans and Annie (Olson) Allen, who came from Norway to America, locating in Clayton county, Iowa. Mr. Allen passed to the other life in the year 1896. They were the parents of twelve children, and eleven of them still survive. Albert Allen was reared on a farm, and after reaching young manhood, began the occupation of drilling wells with his brother, Ole, and then ran threshing machines through the harvesting season. In 1902 he went to Elkader, his brother, Ole, joining him a year later, where they organized the firm of Allen Bros., which has grown to such large proportions that they have erected a building sixty by one hundred and twenty feet in size, and two stories in height, to house their machines. They deal specially in the Buick
machine, but also handle the Oldsmobile and Cadillac automobiles. He is united in marriage with Nettie Hirsch, who was born in Clayton county, and three children, two sons and a daughter, have been born to them, Raymond, Alvin and Maurine. Mr. Allen is a Republican, though not particularly active in political work; he is affiliated with the Congregational church, and is a member of the fraternal order of Masons, and of the Modern Woodmen.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa; From The Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present; by Realto E. Price, Vol. II; pg. 18-19
-submitted by S. Ferrall


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