Allen A. Harmon

Allen A. Hannon is a son of Chauncey Harmon, who migrated to Wisconsin from New York in 1844, settling in the town of Lyndon, Sheboygan county, being the first man to settle in that community. He was born in Lyndon, April 16, 1858, and grew to manhood in Sheboygan county. The father was born in Oswego county, New York, February 12, 1819, and came west by water to Milwaukee and thence by ox team to Sheboygan county, where he entered government land. Upon the tract which the father took up in Sheboygan county he remained until the time of his death, January 26, 1895. The original deed to the old homestead, signed by President Polk, is still in the possession of Allen A. Harmon. Susan (Aiken) Harmon, the mother of our subject, was born in Cuyahoga county, Ohio, coming west after her marriage to Mr. Harmon, which occurred September 12, 1854. She lived until September, 3, 1891. In their family were four children of whom three sons now survive: Willis A., a resident of Washburn, Dakota; John 0., a traveling man with headquarters in Milwaukee; and Allen A., of this review.

The last named was reared in Wisconsin and received a good common-school education. After leaving school he remained on the farm with his father with the exception of two years spent in Illinois and Kansas, until the time of his parents' death. After his father's passing he purchased his brothers' interest in the estate and continued to live on the farm for several years, after which he retired and is now renting his one hundred and sixty acre farm.

Mr. Harmon was married in 1896 to Mrs. Regina Hurges, of German parentage but a native of Wisconsin. One child has been born to this union, Minnie, whose birth occurred July 5, 1898. Mrs. Harmon had previously been married, having one child by her first husband, Amanda, attending normal school at Milwaukee. Mr. Harmon, who has lived practically all his life in his native state has a large number of friends who esteem him as one of the substantial and valuable men of the county.


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