Bio: Armstrong, Allen Smith (1861 - 1946)




Allen Smith Armstrong, Mar 1861 - 24 Jan 1946


A. S. ARMSTRONG was born in La Crosse and came to Clark County with his parents in 1870, settling at Neillsville. Mr. Armstrong relates his early experiences as follows: "We later moved to the forty-acre farm of Gile Holway, two miles north of Loyal. When 19 years old I ran a camp in the woods and for eighteen years handled logs on the Black and Chippewa rivers. For thirteen years I had charge of the Hemlock Dam as foreman. We used to run on an average of 1,000,000 feet an hour through the dam in the spring and summer. This dam was built in the summer of 1879. I was with the Black River Improvement Co., who discontinued work in 1905. Our logs of hemlock and pine all went down the Black River by way of the Dells Dam to La Crosse. At that time we used to put through 150,000,000 in course of the season. My mother and her sister came into this county in the winter of 1855 from Halfway Creek, near La Crosse, and cooked in the logging camp of her brother-in-law, Abner Gile on Gile's Creek, three miles north of Greenwood.


"I came to Greenwood in 1875 and lived on my father's farm, which is now in the city limits. At that time there were three stores, four saloons, and one blacksmith's shop. The second schoolhouse then stood on the corner where the Greenwood State Bank now stands. Father used to bring all supplies by wagon from Sparta, while mother was cooking in the camp. During my days we freighted our supplies from Hatfield, Jackson County, and the stage brought mail and passengers from Black River Falls. This town was a rough place. The loggers would come in, spend their money for whiskey, get drunk and fight, and many times they tore up the sidewalks. In 1885 a creamery was started here, but failed. They later tried it again, but failed for want of cows. I ran a store and post office at Hemlock for two years, and also ran the sawmill, but the flood of 1914 took the dam and gristmill and sawmill out."


Allen S. Armstrong is buried in the Greenwood City Cemetery.


Wisconsin Marriage Records



BioM: Mead, Clara Abigail (1884)


Allen Smith Armstrong
Birthplace Halfway Creek, Lacrosse Co., Wis.
Spouse's Name Clara Abigail Mead
Event Date 01 Jul 1884
Event Place Greenwood, Clark, Wisconsin
Father's Name W. J. Armstrong
Mother's Name Julia S. Armstrong
Spouse's Father's Name William Harrison Mead
Spouse's Mother's Name Julia A. Mead
Race White
Spouse's Race White


----Source: Greenwood Gleaner, November 18, 1894

BioM: Armstrong, Clara Abigal Mead (1894)

It was ten degrees below zero on Monday morning......

Geo. Marvin and Mrs. Clara Armstrong were married on Monday by Rev. John Schmalz; "That's all right," said Will Oelig as he was pulled out of the river onto ice for the second time Saturday night, "I was bound to be in the swim anyhow."; On Tuesday evening a literary society was formed, and was known as the American Classic Society.


BioM: Limbrecht, Sitonie Heon (1898)


Allen Smith Armstrong
Birthplace La Crosse County, Wis.
Spouse's Name Sitonie Heon Limbrecht
Spouse's Birthplace Sheboygan Co., Wis.
Event Date 10 Jul 1898
Event Place Greenwood, Clark, Wisconsin
Father's Name William Armstrong
Mother's Name Julia Smith
Spouse's Father's Name Fred Limbrecht
Spouse's Mother's Name Sitonie Siedel
Race White
Spouse's Race White


Wisconsin Birth Records


Bio: Armstrong, Donald Allen (Birth - 1904)

Name Donald Allen Armstrong
Gender Male
Birth Date 19 Aug 1904
Birthplace City of Greenwood, Clark, Wisconsin
Race White
Father's Name Allen Smith Armstrong
Father's Birthplace Onalaska, Wis
Mother's Name Sidonie Henrietta Limprecht
Mother's Birthplace Sheboygan Falls, Wis


1870 Federal Census, Onalaska, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, United States, Page Number 37


Allen Armstrong, 9 yr. old white male

Household Members

William Armstrong M 35 New York
Julia Armstrong F 42 New York
Adda Armstrong F 11 Wisconsin
Allen Armstrong M 9 Wisconsin
Charles Armstrong M 7 Wisconsin
Edith Armstrong F 4 Wisconsin
Bertrand Armstrong M 1 Wisconsin


1880 Federal Census, Warner, Clark, Wisconsin, United States


Allen Armstrong, 19 yr. old white single male
Father's Birthplace New York, United States
Mother's Birthplace New York, United States

Household Members

Wm J Armstrong Self M 46 New York, United States
Julia M Armstrong Wife F 50 New York, United States
Allen Armstrong Son M 19 Wisconsin, United States
Edth Armstrong Daughter F 14 Wisconsin, United States
James Cunish Other M 19 Austria
Adda Armstrong Daughter F 21 Wisconsin, United States
Charles Armstrong Son M 17 Wisconsin, United States


1905 Wisconsin State Census, Greenwood, Clark, Wisconsin, Page 152


Allen S Armstrong, 44 yr. old white married male

Occupation: Livery
Parent 1 Birthplace New York
Parent 2 Birthplace New York

Household Members

Allen S Armstrong Head M 44y Wisconsin
Latinia Armstrong Wife F 26y Wisconsin
Glen M Armstrong Son F 20y Wisconsin
Donald Armstrong Son M 9m Wisconsin


1910 Federal Census, Greenwood, Clark, Wisconsin, United States


Allen S Armstrong, 49 yr. old white married male
Birthplace Wisconsin
Mother's Birthplace Pennsylvania

Household Members

Allen S Armstrong Head M 49 Wisconsin
Sitonia Armstrong Wife F 31 Wisconsin
Glen Armstrong Son M 24 Wisconsin
Donald Armstrong Son M 5 Wisconsin
Ross Hansen Roomer M 32 Wisconsin


1930 Federal Census, Greenwood, Clark, Wisconsin, United States


Allen Armstrong, 69 yr. old, white, married male
Father's Birthplace United States
Mother's Birthplace Pennsylvania

Household Members

Allen Armstrong Head M 69 Wisconsin
Sitonie Armstrong Wife F 51 Wisconsin
Donald Armstrong Son M 25 Wisconsin


1940 Federal Census, Greenwood, Greenwood City, Clark, Wisconsin, United States


Allan Armstrong, 79 yr. old white married retired male
Birth Year (Estimated) 1861
Last Place of Residence Same House

Household Members

Allan Armstrong Head M 79 Wisconsin
Setonia Armstrong Wife F 61 Wisconsin




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