Max Allen was born to Drew and Leah Van Rees of New Sharon on Dec. 5, 2018. He weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces.
Grandparents are Duane and Marla Van Rees of Lynnville and Tom and Karen Shields of Grinnell.
Great-grandparents are Don and Deloris Van Rees of Sully, Bryce and Barbara Van Der Wilt of Lynnville, Elaine Albaugh of Leon, and Joe and Raym Shields of Grand River.
Great-great grandmother is Nellie Van Wyk of Oskaloosa.