CRUM, Edward M., farmer, was born at the old homestead, Lower Paxton township, Dauphin county; Pa., September 8, 1867. He is a son of Jonas and Maria (Kamerer) Crum. His paternal grandparents are both deceased. The grandfather died September 26, 1882, aged seventy-two years; the grandmother in March, 1888, aged seventy-four. Jonas and Maria Crum had three children : Minnie, wife of George A. Houck; Emma C., wife of Albert W. Horstick, and Edward M. Both parents are living. Mr. Jonas Crum has served as tax collector and assessor in Lower Paxton township, and is a highly respected citizen.

Edward M. Crum attended the public schools of his native township, and at the age of eighteen went for two years to the Normal School, Millerville, Lancaster county, Pa. After this he was employed on his fatherís farm until he was twenty-two. He was then employed by Forney Bros., shoe manufacturers, Harrisburg, Pa., for about three years, on a stitching machine. He afterwards resumed farming, which occupation he has continued up to the present time. Mr. Crum was married, December 22, 1892, to Miss Ida F., daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth B. (Hanshaw) Hain; they have one child, Joseph Luther. A sketch of the parents of Mrs. Crum appears in another part of this volume. Mr. Crum is a staunch Republican. He and his family are members of the Lutheran Reformed church. He ranks among the enterprising and successful farmers of the township, and is a good citizen.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Ronald Singer for the Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project

Date of Transcription: 16 March 2001

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