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Chippewa Falls in Chippewa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hiram Stores Allen

September 18, 1806 - March 6, 1886

 
 
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By Keith L, April 27, 2011
1. Hiram Stores Allen Marker
Inscription. Hiram S. Allen was born in Chelsea, Vermont and came to the Chippewa Valley of Wisconsin in 1834. Here he began a long and flourishing career and an active business life. He built the first grist-mill, the first flour-mill, and the first hotel in Chippewa Falls. In 1846 he operated the Allen and Bass Sawmill on the Chippewa River. He also built keel boats to navigate the Chippewa and Mississippi Rivers.

In 1838, Hiram married Marie De Marie, a daughter of Louis De Marie, one of the first settlers in this area. Together they had eleven children: Mary, Henry, Laura, Charles, Charlotte, Edward, Angeline, Ira, Cordelia, John, and Hannah.

Upon the organization of Chippewa County in 1853, Mr. Allen was the unanimous choice of the people for county treasurer. He also became the first postmaster of Chippewa Falls.

The village was surveyed and plotted under his direction in 1856, giving Hiram S. Allen the distinction of being called the founder of Chippewa Falls.

Chippewa County Historical Society
Marker Sign #28

 
Erected by Chippewa County Historical Society. (Marker Number 28.)
 
Location. 44° 56.124′ N, 91° 23.386′ W. Marker is in Chippewa
Hiram Stores Allen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, April 27, 2011
2. Hiram Stores Allen Marker
Falls, Wisconsin, in Chippewa County. Marker is on Rushman Drive (State Highway 124) east of Bridge Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at Allen Park. Marker is in this post office area: Chippewa Falls WI 54729, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Marsh Rainbow Arch Bridge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Notre Dame Church (about 600 feet away); Old McDonell High School (about 700 feet away); Oldest Commercial Building in Chippewa Falls (about 700 feet away); Reverend Charles F.X. Goldsmith (about 700 feet away); The Norway House & the Birthplace of Alexander Wiley (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. mile away); The Federal Building & Early Mail Service (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Chippewa Falls.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historical Accounts of the Chippewa Valley and its Residents. History of Northern Wisconsin. (Submitted on May 12, 2011.) 

2. History of Middletown, Illinois. "Middletown was laid out by Hiram S. Allen and was surveyed and platted Oct. 13, 1832, by T. M. Neale, deputy surveyor of Sangamon County. Hiram S. Allen was a real estate speculator residing at Pekin." (Submitted on May 12, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Hiram Stores Allen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, April 27, 2011
3. Hiram Stores Allen Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 593 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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