CRUM, Amos
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CRUM, Amos, farmer, was born at the old homestead where he now resides, in Lower Paxton township, Dauphin county, Pa., November 14, 1852. He is a son of William L. and Elizabeth (Crall) Crum. William L. Crum was born March 16, 1807, and was a farmer. His wife, Elizabeth Crall, was born April 27, 1811. They had thirteen children : Susanna, born January 10, 1832; Elias, May 1, 1833; Simon, August 13, 1834; William, December 5, 1835; Elizabeth, August 18, 1837; John H., September 2, 1839; Caroline, February 1, 1841; Rebecca, November 12, 1843; Hettie, February 3, 1845; William H., September 22, 1846; David, October 18, 1850; Amos, November 14, 1852; one infant without name, died July 1, 1849. Their other deceased children are : William, died September 7, 1837; Simon, September 15, 1835; Elias, May 12, 1838; Rebecca, January 21, 1847; Hettie, January 3, 1860, and Susanna, August 29, 1891. Of the two surviving daughters, Elizabeth is the wife of Theodore Heckert, and Caroline of John C. Forney. The mother died May 6, 1886, aged seventy-three years and ten days; the father died September 25, 1889, aged eighty-two years, six months and nine days.

Amos Crum was educated in the public schools of his native township. He worked on his fathersís farm up to the time of his marriage. In 1876 he commenced farming on his own account. In 1879 he removed to the old homestead where he now resides, having purchased the farm after his fatherís death. He was married, May 26, 1876, to Matilda Bright, by whom he has had four children. One child, Mary E., was born July 5, 1877, and died October 28, 1877, aged three months and twenty-two days. Their surviving children are : Tillie A., born July 6, 1879; Carrie, February 19,1881, and Jennie May, January 23, 1889.

The parents of Mrs. Crum are both deceased. Her mother was born October 10, 1813, and died February 21, 1891, aged seventy-five years, four months and eleven days. Her father died May 5, 1877 aged sixty-three years. They had a family of eight children, four of whom are deceased : Catherine, born April 25, 1840, died January 20, 1844; George Washington, born July 20, 1843, died February 9, 1849; Sevilla, born March 15, 1853, died September 21, 1864; Adeline, wife of Daniel W. Pottieger, born June 18, 1845, died July 20, 1869. Their surviving children are : Harriet, born June 20, 1836, wife of Augustus Shank; William, December 28, 1837; John, January 2, 1846, and Matilda, Mrs. A. Crum, January 2, 1851.

 

Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Date of Transcription: 16 March 2001

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