|Birth: ||Mar. 15, 1862|
|Death: ||Oct. 10, 1943|
Originally named Jacob A. Lepper as he appeared in the 1870 census, he was the son of Martha M. Allen and Jacob H. Lepper. He was conceived shortly before his father enlisted as a Union soldier on August 20, 1861. The couple was unmarried and Jacob did not return from the war.
Elza's father, Jacob H. Lepper, served in Co A, 30 Reg't Indiana Infantry where he was taken prisoner at Chickamanga on September 13, 1863 and died a prisoner of war at Florence, SC on November 1, 1864. Jacob's name has been added to his father's tombstone (John A. Lepper) at Prospect Cemetery, Uniondale, Wells Co, IN.
In 1870, and 1880, Elza lived with his mother and grandmother Rebecca Rachel Allen in Wells Co, IN. His mother Martha M. Allen married William Albert Ober on December 30, 1880 and moved from Wells to Starke Co, IN where she is presumably buried.
Elza is listed as Elza Allen in the 1880 census and used that name until his death. He married Lucinda Ellen Chupp on May 10th, 1884 in Ossian, Wells Co, IN. They had six children before she died of TB at the very early age of 36. On August 11, 1901, he married Elnora Bell Ault, a young divorcee with 2 young children. He and Elnora had three children before they divorced in 1915. Elza did not marry again.
Jacob H Lepper (1838 - 1864)
Lucinda Ellen Chupp Allen (1862 - 1899)
Elnora Belle Ault Forker (1882 - 1923)
William Ray Allen (1885 - 1955)*
Franklin Floyd Allen (1887 - 1932)*
Sidney Harrison Allen (1889 - 1949)*
Albert Otto Allen (1891 - 1977)*
Zella Glenn Allen Winter (1893 - 1966)*
Elizabeth Mable Allen Gill (1897 - 1969)*
Rufus E. Allen (1903 - 1911)*
Note: Sec 3 Lot 44 Sp 3
Oak Lawn Cemetery
Created by: Lee Ann
Record added: Jul 31, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55686852