|Birth: ||Sep. 28, 1839|
|Death: ||Dec. 2, 1910|
Served with Co. G of the 76th PA Infantry during Civil War. Attained rank of 1st Lt per list of veteran burials in this cemetery. (Verified by Tony & Cindy Lloyd)
The Nebraska Signal - Dec. 9, 1910
ALLEN--At his home in Geneva, Neb., at 11;45 a.m. Friday, December 2, 1910, of heart trouble, Isaac E. Allen, aged 71 years and 4 days.
Isaac E. Allen was born in Indiana county, Pennsylvania, November 28, 1839. His mother died while he was quite young and he make his home with an uncle until he was sixteen years of age, when he began life's struggle alone with nothing but strong hands and a brave heart as his capital. For several years he worked at such labor as he could find, working on a farm, driving a team on a canal, learning the lessons of hardship and poverty bravely met and developing those qualities of simple, earnest, faithful manhood which have characterized him in later years.
When the war of the rebellion broke out, Mr. Allen heard his country's call and enlisted in 1861, in Company G of the Seventy-sixth Pennsylvania regiment. For more than four years he knew the vicissitudes of war, engaging in many hard fought battles with a bravery which won for him the rank of first lieutenant. For much of the time, however, he was in command of his company and so bore the title though not the commission of captain. While in command of the company at Strawberry Plains in August, 1864, he was severely wounded and was forced to lie in a hospital until the following March, when he rejoined his regiment in time for one more active campaign before mustering it out of service.
In 1866 he came to Iowa, where on March 12, 1868, he was married to Miss Jennie R. Brown. Three years later he removed with his family to Nebraska, settling on a farm in Hamilton precinct of this county. Here he resided until 1899, when he removed to the present home in Geneva.
To Mr. and Mrs. Allen were born nine children. Two daughters died in early childhood and two sons and five daughters have grown to maturity and with the mother share the loving sympathy of a host of friends in this, their deep sorrow.
Mr. Allen was a brave soldier, a loyal patriotic citizen, a loving husband and father but his virtues were not limited to these noble qualities. His heart recognized a duty and a privilege beyond those of human relationships.
In 1869, having so recently been released as a soldier of his country, he enlisted as a soldier of the cross and for more than forty years he has fought bravely under the leadership of the Captain of our Salvation. His Christian life has been quiet, unobtrusive, free from display or pretense, but its sincerity has been unquestioned. He has not sought the praise of men but he has desired the "well done" of his Master. For years he was, perhaps more than any other one man, the strength and stay of the country church at Summit near the home farm, and since coming to Geneva he has filled a valued place in the work and worship of the Methodist Episcopal church. When ever health permitted he was found in the church service and at the prayer meeting and at the family altar his voice was raised daily in prayer. The memory of such a life is a richer legacy than any earthly treasure. He is gone, but he lives still, here, in the influence of a righteous life not soon forgotten, there, in the beauty and the glory of immortality. Most fitting are the words of Paul; "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day, and not to me only but unto all those that love his appearing." C.
The funeral took place from the Methodist Episcopal church in Geneva at 11 a.m. Tuesday and was conducted by Rev. C. L. Meyers. The interment was in the Geneva cemetery. Wilson Post, G.A.R. had charge of the funeral arrangements and held a short service at the grave.
Those from out of town who were in Geneva to attend the funeral were E.J. Allen of Hotchkiss, Col.; Mr. and Mrs. M.D. Allen of Ohiowa; Rev. and Mrs. J.H. Andress and daughter Gertrude of Weeping Water; Miss Faye Allen of Fremont; A.A. Brown of Des Moines, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. D.S. Brown of Dexter, Ia., Mr. and Mrs. H.C. VanBoskirk of Lincoln; Mr. and Mrs. N.P. Brown of Carleton; Mrs. J. T. Stickle and Mrs. Lillie K. Stewart of Strang; Miss Rena Hoag of Shickley and Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah Lambert of Carlisle.
Created by: Kim & Virginia Vaught
Record added: Jul 15, 2009
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