Location: Pine Grove Pennsylvania

Genealogy of Henry Allen Family

V154 HENRY ALLEN: was b. about 1800 in Dublin, Ireland, and m. Mary Jane Haney, who was b. about 1814 in Germany (the exact place is not known). They came to America, settled in Pine Grove, Pa., and had the following ch.: (1) John Henry: b. 1836 and d. 1902. (2) George W. (3) William Potter. (4) Henry Clay. (5) David Bole: b. 1844 and d. 1915. (6) James Johnson. (7) Matthew Gregg: b. 1854 and d. 1923. Left an orphan at an early age, he was forced to choose a career and follow it, being unable to secure any very great amount of schooling. He m. Ora Craven, who still resides in Portland, Ore. They had: (A) Harry Clay: b. 1880, at Beaver Falls, Pa. He m. Henrietta Maria Fowler and had two ch.: (a) Ray Ballard, b. 1911 in Portland, Ore. (b) Ora Lee: b. 1919 in Roosevelt, Utah. This branch now reside in Los Angeles, Calif. (B) Ada Wilella: b. 1883. (C) Eva: d. y. (D) Frank Cleveland: b. 1890. (E) George Arbuckle: b. 1892 in Salt Lake City. He m. and resides at Oakland, Calif. (F) Bertha May: b. 1895 and d. 1929. (G) Mabel: d....

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Biography of George W. Deitzler, Gen.

Gen. George W. Deitzler, one of the famous “treason prisoners” to be taken from Lawrence to Lecompton, afterward prominent in the public affairs of the Territory and State of Kansas and prominent in the Civil war, was born at Pine Grove, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, November 30, 1826. He received a common school edncation and removed to Kansas, where he became one of the prominent figures of the free-state party. He was a delegate to the Topeka convention, and in May, 1856, was one of the seven men who were arrested at Lawrence and taken to Lecompton under guard of Federal troops. They were known as the “treason prisoners” and were kept in a prison camp for several months. During the winter of 1857-58 he was a member and speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives and was re-elected. Subsequently he was elected mayor of Lawrence, and also served as treasurer of the State University. At the outbreak of the Civil war he was made colonel of the First Kansas; was seriously wounded at the battle of Wilson’s Creek, in August, 1861, and never entirely recovered. He remained in the service, however, was promoted to brigadier general, but resigned in 1863. During Price’s raid he rendered great service in protecting the border. In 1864 he was commissioned major general of Kansas militia. General Deitzler was killed by being thrown from...

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