He was born on 23 September 1838 (17; 2 (24 in 1865), 5 [61 in 1900], 6 [71 in 1900], 7 [81 in 1910], 8 [85 at death], 11 [11 in 1850], 12 [21 in 1860], 13 [29 in 1870], 15 [42 in 1880]). He was born in Pennsylvania (5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 15). He was born to Solomon and Catherine Crum (8, 17).
In 1850, he was living in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with Alexander [?] and Sarah Taylor (11). He had attended school within the year (11).
In 1860, he was living in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with Solomon and Catharine Crum (presumably his parents), and with various other Crum's (12). He was a domestic (like the rest of the younger Crum's) (12).
Perhaps he also fought with the 165th Pennsylvania Infantry (8). (But since he is not listed in the 165th Pennsylvania entries in Bates' History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, or in the Pennsylvania Archives' ARIAS cards, I suspect this is a mistake.)
In 1870, he was living in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with Solomon and Catherine Crum (presumably his parents), and with Jesse and Lucy Crum (13). He was a farm laborer (13).
In 1880, he was living in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (15). He was living with Jesse, Catharine, and Lucy Crum, and with Carol Erath (15). He was a laborer (15).
In 1879/85, he married Margaret F [unknown family name] (5, 6, 17 [Margaret G]). This was his first marriage, and her second (6). In 1900 and 1910, she had had one child, who was alive (5, 6).
On 16 October 1889, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (3, 14).
In 1890, he was living in Menallen Township or Bendersville Borough (post office Arendtsville), Adams County, Pennsylvania (4).
In 1900, he was living on Main Street, in Bendersville Borough, Adams County, Pennsylvania (5). He was a day laborer, and had been out of work for 8 months in the previous year (5). He was living with his wife Margaret (5).
He again applied for a pension on 28 September 1908 (14).
In 1910, he was living in Bendersville Borough, Adams County, Pennsylvania (6). He was living on his own income (6). He was living with his wife Margaret (6).
In 1920, he was living in Bendersville Borough, Adams County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his wife Margaret (7).
His wife died on 25 August 1921 (8, 10). Reverend A J Martin, of York Springs, conducted the funeral services (10). She was buried in Bendersville (10). He then moved to Harrisburg (8).
On 15 February 1923, he died in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, of a cerebral hemorrhage (8 [22 Feb 23], 14 [8 Feb 23], 17 [15 Feb 23]). He was a member of the Bendersville Post of the Grand Army of the Republic (8). He was buried in the Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, Bendersville, Adams County, Pennsylvania (8, 16).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Amos Crum)
2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (Amos Crum)
3 pension index, by name (Amos Crum)
4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township and Bendersville Borough, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 17, page 1 (Amos Crum)
5 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Bendersville Borough, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 3, microfilm series T623, film 1354, page 45 A = 19 handwritten (Amos Crum)
6 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Bendersville Borough, supervisor's district 15, enumeration district 23, microfilm series T624, film 1292, page 259 B = 4 [?] handwritten (Amos L [?] Crum)
7 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, Bendersville Borough, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 4, microfilm series T625, film 1507, pages 46 A-B = 12 handwritten (Amos L Crum)
8 'Veteran of War dies from stroke'. The Gettysburg Times 29 February 1923, page 1 (Amos L Crum)
9 'Executor's notice'. Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA) 14 April 1923 page 5 (Amos L Crum)
10 'Mrs Amos L Crum [death notice]'. The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg PA), 26 August 1921, page 1 (Margaret C Crum)
11 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 43 [note: Solomon and Catharine are at microfilm 743 page 55; no Amos is living with them] (Amos Crum)
12 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township (post office Arendtsville), microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 403 = 57 handwritten (Amos Crum)
13 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township (post office Arendtsville), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 273 = 46 handwritten (Amos Crum)
14 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Amos Crum)
15 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 43, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 30 = 6 B handwritten (Amos Crum)
16 e-mail, Dennis W Brandt to Harry A Ide, 12 August 2009 (Amos Crum)
17 e-mail, Dennis W Brandt to Harry A Ide, 27 October 2009 (Amos Levi Crum)
18 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Amos Crum)
19 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Amos Grum)
|Name||Alx [?] D Taylor||Sarah "||Solomon "||Amos Crum|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Farmer|
|Real estate owned||1000|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Pa]||"||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Solomon Crum||Catharine "||Jesse "||Amos "||John "||Maner [??] "||Henry "||Lucy "|
|Value of real estate owned||4000|
|Value of personal estate||900|
|Place of birth||Do [sc. Pennsylvania]||Do||Do||Do||Do||Do||Do||Do|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Cannot read & write||1|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Crum Solomon||- Catherine||- Jesse||- Amos||- Lucy|
|Occupation||Retired Farmer||Keeping House||Farmer||Farm Laborer|
|Real estate value||3500|
|Personal estate value||300||600|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Penna]||"||"||"||"|
|Father foreign born||1|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1||1||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|dwelling visit #||52|
|family visit #||55|
|name||Crum Jesse||Crum Amos [followed by 'Jr' or 'Sr'--I can't tell which]||Crum Catharine||Crum Lucy||Carl Erath|
|month born if born in year|
|[all the relationship entries for this family are blank, unlike other entries on the page]|
|married during year|
|school this year|
|can't write||1||1||For [sc. 'Foreign'?]|
|birthplace||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||Wittungen [??] Ger|
|name||Crum Amos||- Margaret F|
|birth date||Sept 1838||Dec 1848|
|# years married||15||15|
|mother of how many children?||1|
|# of children living||1|
|# years in USA|
|# months not employed||8|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged||M|
|# of farm schedule|
|name||Crum Amos L [?]||- Margaret C [?]|
|#years present marriage||30||30|
|mother of # children||1 [?]|
|mother of # living children||1 [?]|
|nature of industry etc.|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?|
|# weeks out of work 1909|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged||F|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet||UA|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number||108|
|family visit number||109|
|name||Crum Amos L||Crum Margaret|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)||F|
|age at last birthday||81||71|
|year of immigration|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919|
|father's native language|
|mother's native language|
|can speak English||Yes||Yes|
|number of farm schedule|
Amos L. Crum, former resident of Bendersville and Menallen township, died Thursday morning at the house of his son, John, at 142 Dock street, Harrisburg. Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage. He was eighty five years old.
Mr. Crum was a veteran of the Civil War and a member of the Grand Army of the Republic post of Bendersville. He fought with the 165th Pennsylvania Regiment [sic]. Mr. Crum was the last surviving member of the family of Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Crum, of Menallen township. He is survived by one son, John, one grandson and three great grandsons. His wife died two years ago and at that time he moved to Harrisburg.
The body was removed to the funeral parlors of W. O. Routsand, Bendersville, this morning, where the funeral will be held on Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. A. J. Martin, of York Springs, officiating. Interment at Bendersville.[Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA) 14 April 1923 page 5]
Letters Testamentary on the estate of Amos L. Crum, late of the Borough of Bendersville, Adams County, Pa., deceased, having been granted to the undersigned, notice is hereby given to all persons indebted to said estate to make immediate payment, and persons having claims against the decedent will present the same, properly authenticated, without delay to
WILLIAM C. YEATTS
Executors [sic] of the last Will and Testament of Amos L. Crum deceased.
William Hersh, Esq.
Atty. for Estate.
Mrs. Margaret C. Crum, Bendersville, wife of Amos L. Crum, died Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from complication of diseases. She was aged 72 years, 8 months and 4 days.
She is survived by her husband; one son, John Crum, Harrisburg; one grandson; two great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Jane Warner, Aspers Route 2; and one brother, William Tawser, Carlisle.
She was a daughter of John and Frances Tawser, deceased, and belonged to the Methodist Church forty years.
Funeral services at the house Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock conducted by Rev. A. J. Martin, York Springs.
Interment in Bendersville.