Explore the life of George Stenger, a Bavarian immigrant born in 1825, who became a respected farmer in Sublette Township, Illinois. After arriving in the U.S. in 1836, George overcame early adversity, forging a successful career in agriculture and brick manufacturing. Marrying Elizabeth Gosse in 1851, they raised a family deeply rooted in community and faith. This introduction offers a glimpse into George’s journey from Bavarian youth to influential American citizen, highlighting his contributions to his adopted homeland and the enduring legacy of the Stenger family in the heartland of America.
Allyn, Walter H., M.D., and Allyn, Paul, M.D., physicians and surgeons, Waverly, Morgan county, Illinois It is not often that the biographer has the pleasing task of writing the lives of two brothers, who, while not born twins, are so similar in characteristics and tendencies as to lead almost identical lives. R. T. and E. E. (Henderson) Allyn, parents of the brothers mentioned, were originally of Scotch descent, although natives of Illinois. Of their children, Walter H. and Paul early showed inclinations for a professional life, and, what is rather unusual in similar cases, both selected the field of medicine.