Lewis B. Allen was born on August 27, 1881, at Jonesville, Michigan, the son of Oliver Tyler Allen and Alice Adele Wheaden. He came to Dakota Territory with his parents, who obtained the N ½ of Section 28-139-63 in the fall of 1882, moving his family there. Lewis attended pioneer school in Homer Township, and high school in Chicago.
Jane Gardener Pearson was born on March 8, 1879, the daughter of Peter Pearson and Jane Henderson. They came to Dakota Territory in the early 1880s, first on a farm in Winfield Township (old Bronson place), then in a valley at the site where Prairie Wildlife was in 1982, at the time that the Ypsilanti Community Centennial Book was published. After that, they moved to Jamestown, where Peter was, at one time, the Justice of the Peace.
Lewis Barker Allen married Jane Gardener Pearson on March 18, 1903 in Jamestown, and became the parents of three children: Alice Jane, who married Chriss Roen; Charles Lewis, who married Bessie Moen; and Eugene Pearson, who married Alice Jessen.
Mr. Allen passed away on May 18, 1970, at the age of eighty-nine. Mrs. Allen died on October 29, 1968, also at the age of eighty-nine.