Portrait of Jacob Von Allmen Jr. and wife Anna (Balmer) and three daughters.


Note by Christopher Dickson Fritz:

My second great grandfather Elijah Fausnacht married Sarah Lewis. Sarah's father was Thompson Lewis. Her mother was Anna Balmer, born in Switzerland.

Seen here is Anna with her second husband, Jacob Von Allmen Jr. The girls in the back are unidentified.

Thompson and Anna had three daughters: Margaret, Sarah (my second great grandmother), and Elizabeth. Jacob and Anna had two children: John and Minnie.

There are two possibilities for the girls in the back:

1) Thompson and Anna's three daughters. (Photo would have been taken about 1870.)

2) Thompson and Anna's younger daughters (Sarah and Elizabeth) and Jacob and Anna's daughter (Minnie). (Photo would have been taken after 1880.)

The 1880 census lists all four girls living with the family. Their ages were Margaret, 21; Sarah, 18; Elizabeth, 13; Minnie, 9.

Source References

  1. Find a Grave
      • Confidence: Very Low


  1. Balmer, Anna
  2. Von Allmen, Jacob Jr