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Samuel and Eva Allen Papers




2012



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Creation: 19.01.2012
Language: English

Title: Samuel and Eva Allen Papers
Identification: PP AS&E
Location: 150C
Language: German

The collection contains sermons, diaries, memoirs, diplomas, and personal records.


Samuel Allen was born 08/20/1869 in Christiana Jamaica. His parents were Thomas and Elizabeth Sewell-Allen. He was sent to "a boarding school for boys" at the Fairfield mission center, in Manchester Parish Jamaica. There he stayed for four years. After, he was asked to teach at a day school close to home. He took the job for two years until he went off to college. Four years later, he graduated from the Moravian College and Theological Seminary, Bethlehem PA, year 1894. He was ordained Deacon of the Moravian Church, Bethlehem PA, June 14th 1894, and a Presbyterian at Lititz PA, September 11th 1898. On October 16th 1895, he was married to Eva Walser of West Salem IL. Altogether they had six children, one dying in infancy and two sons and three daughters. Sam and Eva returned to Jamaica, where they stayed till death, to be missionaries in a small town called Bethany. Sam died May 26, 1929. He was 59 years old. His remains were buried in the Zorn Churchyard at Chistiana. Eva lived to her late eighties. The exact date is unknown.


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