Clipped From Adams County News
' DAVID B. ALLEMAN David B. Alleman, editor and publisher of the Adams County Independent since the time of its creation 1S88, died Monday evening at his home in Liltlestown after an illness covering many months. lie was 5 years, 2 months, and 7 days. Mr. Allciuin was known throughout the state and in Maryland us of the most progressive publishers this section. The paper which hf founded was his pride and he ed it into one of the largest and publications of the sort to be found anywhere in Pennsylvania. He did not follow the lines of old-time country weekly but made thoroughly alive to the events of day, of local and national importance, and his own individual style in handling the various matters of which treated in its editorial columns it one of the most read papers in this section. The paper stands as monument to his life. David Brainerd Alleman was bom in Hanover, a son of the late Rev. .1. and Elizabeth Alleman. He spent his early life in Hanover, receiving his early education there, and completing his studies at the York Collegiate Institute. Upon his graduation from that institution he was engaged He established a printing in business in Maryland, returning this county in-January, 1881. at Littlestown and in April, 1882, he published the first issue of the Littlestov/r- Era, a Aveekly newspaper. The plant was sold in January, to'A. F. Goulden. Mr. Alleman held the position of traveling- salesman until 1888 when he" returned to Littlestown and started the publication of the Adams County Independent. The plant ho dispOaed,oÂ£ to Mr. Goulden was destroyed by fire in August, 1885, same year the transfer was made. Prom the time of establishing the Independent to his final illness he directed its management and policy, and even when failing health the last year or two made it impossible to work with the vigor of his eai-lier life, he had general oversight of the plant and paper which have for time heen under the able direction his son, Burton M. Alleman. Mr. Alleman took an active in politics. In 188" he was delegate to the Independent Republican convention which met in Philadelphia. In April, 1881, Mr. Alleman was married to Miss Lizzie Ferg, daughter of the late Adam Ferg. an manufacturer, of Trernont. She died in December, 1914. To this union were born these children: Burton Alleman, who now has active charge the Independent; Charles Alleman, who died in 1884; H. Ward Alleman, of Harrisburg; Irvin Alleman, who engaged in newspaper work at Char- lottesvilie, Va., and Miss Margaret Alleman, at home. One sister, Miss Kate E. Alleman, York; and two brothers, John Alleman, Frederick, and Dr. Gellert Alleman, Swarthmorc, survive. A half- sister, Miss Sue Alleman, York, two half-brothers, L. M. Alleman, Littleatown, and W. S. Alleman, Hanover, are also living. Mr. Alleman was a member of Paul's Lutheran church, Littlestown. The funeral services were private.' They were conducted at his home ten o'clock Thursday morning- by Rev. W. K. Fleck. Tnlerment in Littles town Cemetery.