91st PA--Amos Levi Crum [or Grum]

Amos Levi Crum [or Grum]

Before the war

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).

During the war

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.)

He was drafted (1, 2). He was mustered into service on 28 February 1865, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 4 [24 Feb], 14). He was a private, in company F (1, 18, 19 [unknown company]).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 2, 24, 14). He was a private, in company F (18, 19 [unknown company]).

After the war

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).

Sources

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)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed January 2008)
ARIAS (Pennsylvania Archives Civil War service cards)
accessed 18 Oct 12; no reference to service in the 165th PA
Bates, History of Pennsylvania Volunteers
Volume 4, pages 1084 sqq. (accessed 18 October 2012)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, microfilm series M432, film 743, page 43]
line78910
Dwellings visited558   
Families visited624   
NameAlx [?] D TaylorSarah "Solomon "Amos Crum
Age26218/1211
SexMFMM
Color    
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer   
Real estate owned1000   
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]"""
Married within year    
Attended school within year   1
Over 20 & can't read/write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township (post office Arendtsville), microfilm series M653, film 1057, page 403 = 57 handwritten]
line4567891011
Dwelling number403       
Family number410       
NameSolomon CrumCatharine "Jesse "Amos "John "Maner [??] "Henry "Lucy "
Age6860302123282625
SexMFMMMMMF
Color        
OccupationFarmer DomesticDoDoDoDoDo
Value of real estate owned4000       
Value of personal estate900       
Place of birthDo [sc. Pennsylvania]DoDoDoDoDoDoDo
Married within year        
Attended school within year        
Cannot read & write 1      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township (post office Arendtsville), microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 273 = 46 handwritten]
line1112131415
Dwelling-house number334    
Family number369    
NameCrum Solomon- Catherine- Jesse- Amos- Lucy
Age8071522938
SexMFMMF
ColorWWWWW
OccupationRetired FarmerKeeping HouseFarmerFarm Laborer 
Real estate value3500    
Personal estate value300 600  
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]""""
Father foreign born1    
Mother foreign born     
Birth month if born within year     
Marriage month if married within year     
Attended school past year     
Can't read  1  
Can't write  1 1
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1 11 
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...     

1880 census

[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]
line4546474849
street name     
house number     
dwelling visit #52    
family visit #55    
nameCrum JesseCrum Amos [followed by 'Jr' or 'Sr'--I can't tell which]Crum CatharineCrum LucyCarl Erath
colorWWWWW
sexMFFFM
age6342814934
month born if born in year     
relationship     
[all the relationship entries for this family are blank, unlike other entries on the page]
single11 11
married     
widowed/divorced  1  
married during year     
occupationFarmerLaborer Keeping HouseJeweler
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year     
can't read     
can't write1 1 For [sc. 'Foreign'?]
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaWittungen [??] Ger
father's birthplacePaPaPaPaWttg
mother's birthplacePaPaPaPaWttg

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township and Bendersville Borough, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 17, page 1]
[line] 2
[house] 6
[family] 6
[name] Amos L. Crum
[rank] Private
[company] F
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 24 Feb 1865
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 4 months, 16 days
[post office address] Arendtsville Adams Co
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[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]
line1112
streetMain Street
house number  
dwelling number44 
family number45 
nameCrum Amos- Margaret F
relationshipHeadWife
colorWW
sexMF
birth dateSept 1838Dec 1848
age6151
married?MM
# years married1515
mother of how many children? 1
# of children living 1
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year  
# years in USA  
naturalized citizen?  
occupationDay Laborer 
# months not employed8 
# months in school  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYes
owned/rentedO [?] 
free or mortgagedM 
farm/houseH 
# of farm schedule  

1910 census

[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]
line8081
street[illegible] Street
house nr  
dwelling nr101 
family nr111 
nameCrum Amos L [?]- Margaret C [?]
relationshipHeadWife
sexMF
colorWW
age7161
marital statusM1M2
#years present marriage3030
mother of # children 1 [?]
mother of # living children 1 [?]
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationOwn incomeNone
nature of industry etc.  
employer etc.  
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  
# weeks out of work 1909  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedO 
owned free or mortagagedF 
farm/houseH 
nr on farm schedule  
civil war vetUA 
blind  
deaf & dumb  

1920 census

[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]
line5051
streetHill St
house number[illegible] 
dwelling visit number108 
family visit number109 
nameCrum Amos LCrum Margaret
relationshipHeadWife
own/rentO 
free/mortgaged (if owned)F 
sexMF
raceWW
age at last birthday8171
marital statusMM
year of immigration  
naturalized/alien  
year of naturalization  
attended school since Sept 1919  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
birth placePENNSYLVANIAPENNSYLVANIA
native language  
father's birthplacePENNSYLVANIAPENNSYLVANIA
father's native language  
mother's birthplacePENNSYLVANIAPENNSYLVANIA
mother's native language  
can speak EnglishYesYes
occupationnoneNone
industry, business  
employment status  
number of farm schedule  

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 25 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Crum Amos
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 25 April 2014]

Grum, Amos
Co. -, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Veteran of War dies from stroke

[The Gettysburg Times 29 February 1923, page 1]
VETERAN OF WAR DIES FROM STROKE
Amos L. Crum Was Living in Harrisburg. Earl W. Showers Died at Niagara Falls.

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.

Executor's notice

[Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA) 14 April 1923 page 5]
EXECUTOR'S NOTICE

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.
Bendersville, Pa.
Or to
William Hersh, Esq.
Gettysburg, Pa.
Atty. for Estate.

Mrs Amos L Crum [death notice]

[The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg PA), 26 August 1921, page 1]
MRS. AMOS L. CRUM
Died At Home In Bendersville At Age Of 72

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.


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