William Allgeyer, 10N 48W



In 1870 Madison County, Iowa, Charles Allgeyer is 50, Frances 57 both born in Baden. Charles is 20, Emil 17, Mary 18, and Joseph 16, all four born in Ohio. Harmon 14, Sanford 13, Edward 10, and Noah 9 were born in Illinois.

William is not listed....

In 1880 Madison County, Charles is 60, Frances 61, Emil 29, Mary 27, Sanford 20, Edward 19, ad Norah 17.

W.H. Allgeyer is in Chaffee County, Colorado in 1880, 24, born in Iliois, a laborer, living alone>

In 1885 Boulder, Colorado, Wm "Algier" is 25, a hostler born in Iowa, living in a hotel run by Melvin and Caroline Warren.

William "Allegyer" claimed 40 acres in section 18, 10N 48W in 1890.


August 1892 "Will Allgeyer leaves for Des Moines this afternoon on a visit to his brother Joe."

September 2, 1892 Boulder "Sir William Allgeyer has returned from blooming old Iowa and is one of us once more."

December 1892

April 6, 1893 "W. H. Allgeyer left for Winterset, Ia., yesterday to attend the funeral of a niece to whom he was greatly attached."

April 1893 Boulder "W. H. Allgeyer has returned from a short trip to Iowa."

October 1894


May 15, 1895, Boulder, Colorado "Will Allgeyer was taken down with pneumonia at his room in the Boulder hose bouse last night. Dr. McGraw is in attendance and says his patient is a very sick man."

May 16 "Bill Allgeyer, who is down wrh pneumonia, is getting along nicely."

June 1896 "W H. Allgeyer is a pretty good horseman but that didn't prevent an animal kicking him last Saturday so severely as to cut through his clothing and lacerate his left leg fearfully."

August 1896

In 1906 the Boulder directory has W. H. Allgeyer, a liveryman, living at 1521 Pearl.

In 1910 Boulder County, William H. Allgeyer is 50, born in Missouri, married two years to Mary 45 Missouri.
He's a laborer in a livery stable - so he had to know the Arnett family well.

William H. "Foxey" Allgeyer 1856-1911 is buried in Winterset, Iowa # 12809799.
"Wm. H. Allgeyer died at his home in Boulder, Colorado on October 26th, after an illness of about six weeks.
Mr. Allgeyer or "Foxey" Allgeyer as he was known to many, was a brother of the Allgeyer boys of this county and formerly lived in Douglas township. "

In the same cemetery is Joe Allgeyer 1854-1916 # 12809801.

Frances (Seltz) Allgeyer 1818-1887 is in the same cemetery # 12809792.
April 13, 1887 "Mrs. Charles Allguire of Douglas township died Monday morning about 8 o'clock after an illness of several days. She was a woman of great energy of character, and widely known in the county. Mr. Charles Allguire her husband, has been confined to the house for several years, from a stroke of paralysis, and few thought of his wife going before him."

Charles Allgeyer 1820-1888 is buried in Winterset # 12809796.
"Another old settler, Mr. Chas. Allgeyer, died after a long sickness, in which he was a patient sufferer, on last Friday at eight o'clock in the morning. He was born November 11, 1820, at Baden, Germany, and came to this country many years ago. His wife died about 15 months ago. Mr. Allgeyer was one of the best and most successful farmers in the county and was well known by every old settler. He leaves seven sons and two daughters to mourn his departure. About six years ago he was struck with paralysis and since that time he has not been able to move about. His funeral was attended by many friends. "


Charles F. Allgeyer, a retired farmer of Winterset. Iowa, is connected with financial affairs there as a bank director. He was born in Mansfield, Ohio, September 26, 1850, the second of five children, whose parents were Charles and Frances (Seitz) Allgeyer, both of whom were natives of Baden, Germany, the former born in 1821. Charles Allgeyer learned cabinetmaking in his youth and followed that trade in his native land until he came to the United States in 1849. He settled in Mansfield, Ohio, and did some cabinetmaking, but also worked upon the railroad, being boss of a gang of men. After living there for eight years he removed to Mercer county, Illinois, purchased land and began farming. In 1867 he came to Madison county, Iowa, moving his family and household effects in two wagons. He paid ten dollars an acre for his farm, which was yet largely unbroken. As there was no house upon the place, the family lived in the wagons until lumber could be hauled from Des Moines and a residence erected. He owned two hundred acres of land, which he brought to a high state of cultivation, and successfully engaged in general farming and stock-raising. Both he and his wife passed away upon the farm. He was a devout communicant of the Catholic church and contributed liberally to the support of that organization, He was without political aspirations, but served as a member of the school board in his district in Douglas township.
Charles F. Allgeyer remained at home for some time after completing his education in the district schools, but when twenty-six years of age he was married, and buying a farm near his father’s place, began the cultivation of his land. He continued to follow agricultural pursuits for many years, specializing in the feeding and shipping of cattle and hogs. His well directed energy and his knowledge of his business secured him financial prosperity and in 1909 he retired from active life and is now living in Winterset. He owns six hundred and two acres of land in Douglas township and derives a handsome income from his property. He is a stockholder and director of the First National Bank of Winterset and his business judgment is highly respected.
In 1876 Mr. Allgeyer was united in marriage to Miss Ellen Rogan. who was born in Creetown, Scotland, and who was brought to this county by her parents when an infant of nine months. Her father, James Rogan, was born in County Down, Ireland, in 1813 and is still living in Douglas township at the remarkable old age of one hundred and two years. His wife, who bore the maiden name of Elizabeth Crumby, was born in Creetown, Scotland, in i8i8 and died at the age of seventy-six years in 1894. In June, 1853, Mr. Rogan took up his residence in Joliet, Illinois, where he resided until August, 1859. He then came to Douglas township, this county, and although he was a stonecutter by trade engaged in agricultural pursuits, becoming the owner of two hundred and forty acres of land. He still worked at his trade occasionally after coming to this county. He is a democrat and his religious faith is that of the Catholic church. To him and his wife were born five children, of whom Mrs. Allgeyer is the third in order of birth. The record of the five children born to her marriage is as follows: Minnie Maud, who is the wife of Thomas F. Wilhelm, a druggist of Winterset, lowa, has a daughter, Helen, attending school. Charles Otis, born in 1879, is operating his father’s farm and is dealing in stock. He is married and has a daughter, Frances Ella. Vergie is at home. James Lloyd and Joseph William are both upon their father’s farm.
Mr. Allgeyer is a democrat and has done much efficient work in the party ranks. He has been township trustee and has also served as school director. His religious allegiance is given to the Catholic church, of which he is a devout communicant. He has contributed much toward the development of agricultural interests in his county and the individual prosperity that he enjoys is his just reward.