Lewis W. Allendorph

Information on this page is from History of Rensselaer Co., New York by Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester, published in 1880.

LEWIS W. ALLENDORPH, son of Henry A. Allendorph, was born at Milan, Dutchess County, N. Y., in the year 1825. He remained at that place until the removal of his parents to Sand Lake, in this county, when he was yet of tender years. His father purchased two hundred and eighteen acres of land in that town. Lewis W. remained at work upon this farm, residing with his parents, until the death of his father, on Nov. 5, 1878, in the seventy-seventh year of his age. His mother died the following year, in the seventy-sixth year of her age.

Since that time he has been the owner of the paternal farm upon which he still resides, and is an active and successful farmer. The place is considered one of the best in the town, and is under a high state of cultivation.

Mr. Allendorph is a consistent member of the Lutheran Church, with which his parents had been connected for half a century. He is liberal and charitable to all deserving public enterprises, but specially as to those of a religious nature.

In 1849 he was united in marriage to Miss Hannah Hidley, of Greenbush, by whom he had one son, Douglas, born Oct. 9, 1850; his second wife was Miss Carrie Snook, daughter of Cornelius and Anna Uline Snook, whom he married in 1872.

The Allendorphs are of German descent, and Mr. Allendorph's great-great-grandfather was the emigrant to this country.

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