ALLEMAN, MICHAEL R., was born near Middletown, Dauphin county, June 25, 1825; son of Michael and Catharine (Rudy) Alleman. The father, Michael Alleman, was born January 28, 1794, on the old homestead in Swatara township, near Highspire, Dauphin county. His first occupation was school teaching, and subsequently he became a farmer, and was engaged from that on solely in agricultural pursuits until his death, May 24, 1868; he is buried in Middletown cemetery. His wife died March 30, 1889, aged eighty-five years. They had six children, all of whom grew to maturity: Susan, wife of John Kope; Elizabeth, wife of John Foltz; Henry; Mariah, wife of Michael Connelly, of Middletown; Michael R., deceased; and Joseph W., deceased. He and his wife were members of the Lutheran church, in which he held the offices of elder, deacon and trustee at the time of his death.
Michael R. received his earlier instructions in the subscription schools of that day, and afterwards attended the public schools, supplementing his education by an academic course under Professor Saddler, at Middletown, upon the completion of which he commenced teaching school. In 1853 he began farming and devoted his time to agricultural pursuits for about eight years, when in 1861 he removed to Middletown and resumed teaching and surveying, in which occupation he was employed until his death, August 13, 1870.
Michael R. Alleman was married, August, 1852, by the Rev. Ditzler, of Schaefferstown, Lebanon county, Pa., to Miss Leah Royer, daughter of George and Elizabeth (Miller) Royer. They have these children living: Mary A., born November 14, 1854, a school teacher and at present engaged in teaching at the Home of the Friendless at Harrisburg; George R., born January 17, 1857, married Anna M. Koons, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Bealer) Koons, and is a contractor residing at Steelton; Frederick H. and M. Rudy, twins, born September 29, 1860; these twins attended the public schools and completed an academic education under Professor Seiler at Harrisburg, after which Frederick H. was engaged in teaching school one term. In 1879 these brothers formed a partnership under the firm name of Alleman Brothers and engaged in the mercantile business on Front street, in Steelton, where they continued until 1886, when they disposed of their entire stock and relinquished the business. In 1888 the brothers formed another partnership under the old firm name of the Alleman Brothers and embarked in the real estate and insurance business, in which they are still engaged. Frederick H. is also the superintendent of the Harrisburg and Mechanicsburg Railway Company. Frederick H. was married, August 4, 1887, to Miss Lizzie Dunkel, daughter of Josiah and Mary (Bishop) Dunkle. Their children are: Margaret, born June 24, 1889; Mary D., born December 15, 1890; Frederick R., born February 18, 1893; Ruth E., born January 29, 1895. Michael Rudy Alleman was married, April 30, 1895, to Miss Lillian A. Moyer, daughter of George D. and Sarah (Hoffman) Moyer, of Uniontown, Pa. They have one daughter, born April 14, 1896.
The deceased children of Michael R. and Leah (Royer) Alleman are: Catharine E., born November 14, 1853, died November 25, 1854; Monroe J., born December 12, 1858, died August 27, 1873, and one who died in infancy. Michael R. Alleman was a prominent man and filled various county find township offices. He was appointed county surveyor in 1867 and served in the office until his death in 1870. He was an active member of the Lutheran church, in which he filled the various offices, being an elder and trustee at the time of his death. Mrs. Alleman is still living in. good health at the age of seventy-two years. She resides with her sons in Steelton.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 2 Sep 2001
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