Sheriff John Stamm

November 3, 1891, John Stamm was elected Sheriff of Osceola County, receiving 577 votes over his running mate Peter Fritz which received 551 votes.

 

January 15, 1892, the Board of Supervisors accepted M. J. North as Deputy Sheriff of Osceola County.  The Sheriff's salary at that time was still $300 per quarter, ($1,200 per year).

Fall of 1892, Sheriff John Stamm appointed T. P. May as Deputy Sheriff of Osceola County.

November 7, 1893, John Stamm was re-elected Sheriff of Osceola County, receving 754 votes over his running mate Josiah Callender which received 587 votes.

Summer of 1895, a new town named Oliver was formed along the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad line.  The name was changed a couple of months later to Allendorf when they learned the name was already used by another post office in the state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

                                          Allendorf Depot                                                               McGowan's General Merchandise Store, Allendorf 1909

 

Sharbondy's Big Corner Service Station, late 1920's

 

November 5, 1895, John Stamm was re-elected Sheriff of Osceola County, receiving 778 votes over his running mate L.S. Patterson which received 648 votes.

John F. Stamm was a war veteran and served as a private in Company E, in the Second Iowa Cavalry.  Stamm held three, two year terms as Sheriff of Osceola County from 1892 to 1898, and was known to be a faithful officer.

 

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