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Michael FAYER
(Abt 1814-1900)
Philinda "Melia" WICKHAM
(Abt 1823-1888)
Walling/Wallen/Watling YOUNG
Caroline HILL
Michael "Chauncy" FAYER II
Rachel Ella YOUNG
Bertha FAYER


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1. Orville T. ALLEN

Bertha FAYER 2

  • Born: 19 Jul 1905, Near Montezuma, Poweshiek Co, IA 1
  • Marriage (1): Orville T. ALLEN on 30 Apr 1927 in Oskaloosa, IA 1
  • Died: 13 Aug 1985, Brooklyn, Poweshiek Co, IA at age 80 1
  • Buried: 15 Aug 1985, Jackson Twp Cem, Montezuma, Poweshiek Co, IA 1

bullet  General Notes:

1930 IA CENSUS, Mahaska Co, Prairie Twp: Orville T. Allen, 31, 1st marriage age 28, b. IA, parents b. IA, farmer, tenant; wife Bertha, 24, 1st marriage age 21, b. IA, parents b. IA, lived on an unimproved dirt road.

FATHER'S OBIT, 1945: Bertha and her husband were living New Sharon, Mahaska Co, IA

SISTER STELLA'S OBIT, 1975: Bertha Allen was living Deep River, Poweshiek Co, IA

SSDI: Bertha Allen; b. 19 Jul 1905; d. Aug 1985; issued IA; last residence: Deep River, Poweshiek Co, IA.

OBITUARY, Oskaloosa Herald (IA), Wed, Aug 14, 1985: Deep River - Bertha Allen, 80, of Deep River died Tuesday, Aug 13, 1985 at Brookhaven Nursing Home in Brooklyn, Iowa. She was born July 19, 1905 west of Montezuma, the daughter of Mike and Rachel Fayer. She graduated from Montezuma high school and taught in rural schools for two years. On April 30, 1927 she was united in marriage with Orville Allen in Oskaloosa. They farmed near New Sharon for 30 years and near Deep River for 27 years. She was a member of the Deep River Linger Longer Club.
She is survived by two daughters: Wilma Ervin of Indianola; and Myrna Bond of Illinois; two sons: Arlen of Deep River and Ronald of Montezuma; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband who died in 1965; her parents; one brother: Eddie Fayer; one sister: Stella James; and one grandson. Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Watts Funeral Home in Montezuma with the Rev. Warren James officiating. Burial will be in the Jackson Township Cemetery in Montezuma. Visitation with family will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

POWESHIEK CO, IA TOMBSTONE RECORDS: lists her birth and death dates; buried Montezuma Cem.


Bertha married Orville T. ALLEN, son of James ALLEN and Laura Edith THOMAS, on 30 Apr 1927 in Oskaloosa, IA.1 (Orville T. ALLEN was born on 20 Oct 1898 in IA 3 and died in Aug 1965 in IA 3.)



1 Obituary of Bertha Fayer Allen.

2 Obituary of Michael Fayer II.

3 Social Security Death Index.

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