Allman, Jesse,



                                      Far (farmer)., Sec. 9; P.O. Le Grand; owns eighty acres of land, valued at $50 per acre; born April 8, 1822, in Columbiana Co., Ohio; his parents moved into Stark Co., in 1825; he came from there to Iowa in 1850; stopped at Iowa City until the Spring of 1852; came to Le Grand Tp. And settled on Sec. 13. The town of Le Grand was laid out that year partly on his father’s land; there were then about a half dozen families in this township. Marengo, in Iowa Co., was their nearest post office, twenty-three miles distant, and only an occasional settler. Married Esther W. Haines Nov. 2, 1848, in Ohio; she was born March 17, 1825; they have three children—Leanna J., Sarah M. and Chakley W., all of whom are still at home. Members of Friends’ Church; Republican.

                                      p.591, Le Grand Township




                             --Taken from “The History of Marshall County Iowa, Containing A History of the County, its Cities, Towns, &r.,” and published by Western Historical Company of Chicago in 1878.


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