History of Allen Township, LaSalle County, Il
From: History of LaSalle County, Illinois
By: Michael Cyprian O'Byron
The Lewis Pullishing Company
Chicago and New York 1924

In the southeast corner of the county is Allen Township, the soil of which has been brought to high productiveness by means of an effective system of tile drainage. The township,. previously a part of Bruce Township, was organized in the late 50s, and was among the last in the county to be settled. The first permanent settler was Robert Miller, a New England Quaker, and the next was Michael Kepuer, from Pennsylvania. Other early settlers were John and Inglehart Wormley, who came from Pennsylvania, and the latter of whom served as the first supervisor of the township. The names of James McIntyre, Adam Fry, Elias C. Lane, William Flint, John Higgins, John Cochran, David Griffith, Mrs. Sarah Hamilton and Allen Stevens, are likewise prominent in the early settlement of the township. In this township is situated the Village of Ransom.


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