Hiram Stores Allen

Hiram Stores Allen (HMSEH)

Location: Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 Chippewa County
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N 44° 56.124', W 91° 23.386'

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September 18, 1806 - March 6, 1886

Hiram S. Allen was born in Chelsea, Vermont and came to the Chippewa Valley of Wisconsin in 1834. Here he began a long and flourishing career and an active business life. He built the first grist-mill, the first flour-mill, and the first hotel in Chippewa Falls. In 1846 he operated the Allen and Bass Sawmill on the Chippewa River. He also built keel boats to navigate the Chippewa and Mississippi Rivers.

In 1838, Hiram married Marie De Marie, a daughter of Louis De Marie, one of the first settlers in this area. Together they had eleven children: Mary, Henry, Laura, Charles, Charlotte, Edward, Angeline, Ira, Cordelia, John, and Hannah.

Upon the organization of Chippewa County in 1853, Mr. Allen was the unanimous choice of the people for county treasurer. He also became the first postmaster of Chippewa Falls.

The village was surveyed and plotted under his direction in 1856, giving Hiram S. Allen the distinction of being called the founder of Chippewa Falls.

Chippewa County Historical Society
Marker Sign #28
Marker Number28
Placed ByChippewa County Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 11:43am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 627053 N 4977035
Decimal Degrees44.93540000, -91.38976667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 56.124', W 91° 23.386'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 56' 7.44" N, 91° 23' 23.16" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5-99 Rushman Dr, Chippewa Falls WI 54729, US
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