Biographical and Genealogical History of Morris County New Jersey. Illustrated. Vol. II., Lewis Publishing Company, New York and Chicago, 1899,
One of the oldest and best known plumbers in Madison, Mr. ALLEN was born in Whippany, Morris county, New Jersey, on the 11th of May, 1852, a son of John N. and Charlotte (BRUEN) ALLEN, whose history will be found in another part of this work. Our subject passed his boyhood under the parental roof, acquiring his education in the public schools of his native town, after which he was employed on the farm for a while and then learned the plumbing trade, which he has almost constantly worked at since 1868, meeting with that success that ever characterizes industry, integrity and a progressive spirit. His handiwork is shown in many of the fine residences and public buildings of Madison, and has gained for him an enviable reputation as a man of ability in this line of enterprise.
Touching upon the social relations of Mr. ALLEN, we may state that he is a member of the Independent Order of Foresters, Lathrop Lodge, No. 3347 of Madison, the Daughters of Liberty, and the American Protective Association, No. 58, of Morristown.
Mr. ALLEN consummated his marriage in 1875, when he became united to Miss Sarah J. HOPPING, a daughter of E. M. and Eliza (SHAUGER) HOPPING, her father being a well known grocer of Newark. The following four children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. ALLEN:
- George E.,
- Louie and
- Katie H.
This biography was scanned and contributed by Catherine Smith DeMayo.
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