S. B. Allshouse

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S. B. ALLSHOUSE, truck farmer of Kiskiminetas township, was born Jan. 6, 1862, in South Bend township, Armstrong Co., Pa., son of Jacob and Caroline (Saltsgiver) Allshouse.

Jacob Allshouse, his grandfather, came to Westmoreland county, Pa., in an early day, settling in what is now South Bend township, before Armstrong county was taken from Westmoreland county. He bought land on which he remained until his death. Jacob Allshouse was a highly educated man, and taught school during his earlier years. His fellow citizens showed their appreciation of his ability by sending him to represent them in the State Assembly, and he was always a man of consequence in his community.

Jacob Allshouse, son of Jacob, and father of S. B., had a family of five sons and five daughters, of whom S. B. was fifth in the order of birth. A native of Pennsylvania, as was his wife, he spent his life in this State. He received an excellent education, and growing up on the farm devoted himself to agricultural pursuits, meeting with success as a general farmer. He died in 1899, firm in the belief of the Reformed Church, of which he was a member. His wife passed away in 1892. Politically he was a Democrat, and always prominent in his community.

S. B. Allshouse attended the common schools of his neighborhood until eighteen years old, when he began working as a laborer on a farm, thus continuing for two years. Then he embarked in a huckster business, forming a partnership with W. G. King under the firm name of King & Allshouse. Mr. Allshouse in 1891 bought the farm he now resides on, two miles north of Salina, where he grows all kinds of vegetables and fruits, also carrying on general farming. The family residence is a beautiful one, containing ten rooms, supplied with hot and cold water, and Mr. Allshouse has a six-room tenant house near his own for hired help. In addition to his other interests he is a dealer in and manufacturer´┐Żs agent for all kinds of agricultural implements, supplying everything needed for farming purposes, and has built up a large business in this line. A public-spirited man, he holds the confidence and respect of the community.

On Oct. 5, 1887, Mr. Allshouse was married in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Olive Margaret Ringer. Seven children have been born of this union: Arthur R., Oscar C., Charles C., Josiah D., Margaret and Merrill, twins, and one that died in infancy.

Source: Page 775 Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J. H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September 1998 by Kathy Zagorac for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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