I wrote a little about Friedrich when I wrote about his wife, Susannah Stähli, but there is more to his story. Friedrich Von Allmen was born on May 9, 1832, in Switzerland, to parents Peter and Margaretha (Häsler) Von Almen. Von Allmen is sometimes spelled Von Almen. I’ve typically seen it with two “l”s in reference to Friedrich and one “l” in reference to his father.
The Von Allmen family had a dairy in Wilderswil, Switzerland. In 1883, Friedrich moved his family to America to join his uncle Ulrich Von Almen, who had been here since 1833. Friedrich and his family came over on the S.S. Canada and landed in New York.
Friedrich purchased land in Floyd County, Indiana in 1884. It was located at the bottom of the knobs just outside of New Albany. Friedrich went into the dairy business, as did his sons.
He also swore an oath of allegiance in 1884.
Friedrich’s wife, Susanna, died in 1898. He remarried a few years later.
Friedrich died on March 11, 1908 at his home. He left a will, wherein he names his son, Peter, as executor. Friedrich was buried next to his first wife, Susannah, at Atkins Cemetery.