My third-great-grandfather, Christian vonAllman, and his family came to the US from Switzerland around 1844. By the time the war broke out he was close to fifty and his only sons were small children. He did have at least one brother who also immigrated to the US, Jakob. Jakob vonAllmen had two sons who served for the Union:
- Jacob/Jakob vonAllmen and John vonAllmen, 1834 - 1919 and 1840 - 1913. Both enlisted on 1 December 1861 in Company I, 63rd Illinois Infantry. They mustered out on 13 July 1865.
Since Olney, Illinois is a small town and the vonAllman name is a pretty rare one I have to include one more soldier:
- John vonAllmen. Enlisted in Company G, 136th Illinois Infantry on 13 May 1864 and mustered out on 22 October 1864. I have no idea how he is related, but I'm pretty confident that he is in some way connected to my family.
Both John and Jacob filed for and received pensions (filed in Illinois and Missouri)
I don't have copies of either pensions files as yet.