Philip Allmann has passed the greater part of his life on a farm located on section 18 of Lima township, where for many years he has been successfully engaged in dairying. His birth occurred in Germany, on the 12th of September, 1844, his parents being Adam and Sophia (Piter) Allmann. They were both born in Germany in 1801, and there they were also reared and married and passed the early years of their domestic life. In 1846, they emigrated to the United States, locating in the state of New York, which remained their place of residence for five or six years. At the expiration of that time they continued their journey westward to Sheboygan county and here the father acquired the farm on section 8 of Lima township now owned by his son Philip. The remainder of their lives were passed on their homestead, where the mother's death occurred on the 26th of September, 1875, and that of the father on January 12, 1890.
The greater portion of the education of Philip Allmann was obtained in the German parochial school of Sherman township, although for a brief period he was a student in the district school in Lima township. He has made his home on the farm where he now resides since his parents located here in the pioneer days. He assisted his father with the tilling of the fields and care of the crops until his marriage, following which he assumed the management of the place and operated it on the shares. After his father died he purchased the interest of the other heirs in the property, which had become endeared to him through the associations of many years. Mr. Allmann gives his entire time to dairying, and formerly made butter, but of recent years he has been selling the milk to the cheese factory.
Mr. Allmann was married in the house where he now resides on the 15th of August 1877, to Miss Mary Strohm, a daughter of George and Mary Strohm, natives of Alsace, Germany. They came to America in early life, first settlmg in Columbus, Ohio, whence they removed five years later to Farmington, Washington county, Wisconsin, where they both passed away. They were the parents of nine children: Mrs. Allmann, who was born in Columbus, Ohio, on July 1, 1849; George, who is a resident of Wisconsin; Charles, who is living in Laporte City, Iowa; Edward, who makes his home in Iowa; Elizabeth, the wife of D. McMullen, of Patterson, Iowa; Henry, living in Nebraska; Carrie, the deceased wife of Henry Hahnadel, who resides in the vicinity of Milwaukee: Sarah, who is a resident of Chicago; and Daniel, of Blackwell, Wisconsin.
Mr. and Mrs. Allmann have had eight children: Mary .Margaret, the deceased wife of August Wachter, of Sheboygan Falls; Charles, who died on October 1, 1900; Herman, who was killed by a train in Minnesota, November 14, 1906; Emil, who resides at Waldo; Sarah, the wife of Edward Kretzinger, of Beechwood, Wisconsin; John, who died at the age of seven months; Clara, who was six years of age at the time of her death; and Edward, who is learning the carpenter's trade. The family are members of the German Lutheran church of Lima township, and his political allegiance Mr. Allmann accords to the democratic party. He is a man of marked diligence and enterprise and is held in favorable regard in his community where he has always conducted his business affairs in a manner to commend him to the confidence of his fellow townsmen.
Information gathered and adapted from History of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, Past and Present
Carl Zillier, Editor
Pubished by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912, Chicago, IL