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Alleman, Christian 1832 - 1911


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 4/28/2020 at 13:55:06

Source: Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer Aug. 1, 1911, 3, C3,4

The world is always loser when a good man dies. The place filled by a man of large heart, tender sympathies, of purity of thought and life and of unswerving honesty, when made vacant by death, finds few to fill the vacancy. But when his whole life from youth to old age, has been one of cleanliness, generosity and kindliness, he leaves behind him a legacy of character and high purpose, in which all may share, by striving to make their lives, like his, sweet and beautiful.
Such a man passed away July 12th, when Christian Alleman slipped peacefully and painlessly into the beyond, full of trust in God, and with a heart full of love for his fellow men. He was very ill for nearly two months and grave fears were entertained that he would not recover. But at times his splendid constitution and bouyant spirits would rally, and hope would spring anew in the loving hearts of his family, and only an hour before the end came, those caring for him felt unusually hopeful. So that when the Death Angel called him and claimed him within a few minutes, the shock was almost too much for his dear ones, worn, as they were with watching and anxiety these many weeks.
Their sorrow, though great is tempered with joy, having full assurance of a happy meeting, where there are no sickness or partings, any more.
Many times during his illness, he expressed his trust in Jesus, and his sense of the goodness of God, speaking often of the better life, to which many loved ones have preceded him.
His memory will be cherished by hundreds of friends. The poor and unfortunate he has relieved; the little children he has loved, who always found in him a dear playfellow and friend; the mature friends who always enjoyed his pleasant companionship, and loved his cheery greeting; his sisters and brother who loved him dearly; but most of all by his dear wife and children to whom he has been an ideal husband and father. Their stay in trouble, their sympathizer in joy, and to whom his tender cheery disposition, has been all through these years a benediction and comfort.
Only their heavenly Father can sustain them in the infliction, his loss is to them.
Christian Alleman was born near Worcester, Ohio, February 21, 1832, and died July 12, 1911, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Geo. L. Wright, of Walnut Park, West Concord, Minn.
While quite young he moved with his parents to Indiana, where he lived till about 1854, when he settled in New Oregon, Iowa, where on Nov. 4, 1860, he married Miss Elizabeth Lowry. They lived there, working successfully at the blacksmith trade, until his health failed. He then purchased a farm near Le Roy, Minn., and in a few years regained his health.
He next engaged in the mercantile business in Taopi for 31 years. Four years ago he retired from active business, and later came to West Concord to live. Last fall with his wife and youngest daughter he went to Texas and spent the winter with their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Creased. After his return he was stricken with the disease that caused his death. All that medical skill or loving friends could do could only ease the distress, but could not cure. He was the embodiment of cheerfulness and patience all through his sickness and cheered the hearts of all who ministered to him.
He united with the Presbyterian church at Le Roy nearly 40 years ago, and with the Congregational church in Taopi, four years ago, of which he was still a member
Mr. Alleman was the father of six children, three boys (who died in infancy) and three daughters- Mrs. Geo. L. Wright, of Walnut Park, West Concord; Mrs. J. C. Crosmitt, of Harlingen, Texas, and Miss Leota, who has remained with her parents during their declining years. All of these and their mother were with him during his illness.
The sympathy of the whole community goes out to these bereaved ones, and especially to the dear companion who has stood by his side in joy and Borrow, over fifty years.
"What does the Lord require of thee, O man? but to do justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with thy God.
Surely our friend has lived up to this requirement.
Services were held at Walnut Park Farm, after which the remains were taken to Cresco, Iowa, for interment in the New Oregon Cemetery. In passing through Taopi and Le Roy many old friends and neighbors were at the depot to show their respect and sympathy. At Cresco a great many friends and relatives met the funeral party and accompanied them to the cemetery where a short service was held. Rev. B. L. Main of West Concord, conducting the services.

Transcriber's Note: The daughter in Texas is shown with two different names.

New Oregon Cemetery

Howard Obituaries maintained by Bill Waters.
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