He was an only child, and was privately tutored. He began his career in public education, but took over the family farm after the death of his father in 1849.
Through travel, he met a number of influential people who inspired him to take writing seriously, leading to his publication of his Marschenbuch in 1858.
He wrote the poem Feldeinsamkeit which was then made into a song by Johannes Brahms.
Allmers was born in Rechtenfleth, where he also died.
- The New International Encyclopaedia. Dodd, Mead and company. 1906. in The New International Encyclopedia, 1906
- Article from German Wikipedia which is considerably more extensive
|This article about a poet from Germany is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|