CRUM, Alfred, retired farmer, Penbrook, was born in Lower Paxton township, Dauphin county, Pa., in 1850. He is a son of Joseph and Rebecca Pottiger. The father died September 21, 1884, and the mother March 20, 1888. Their children are : Eliza, deceased, wife of John Rein ; Jonas ; Mary, wife of Ephraim Cassel ; Thomas, and Alfred. Mrs. Crum’s father died July 25, 1886, and her mother October 14, 1893. They had a family of five children, of whom Mary D. alone survives. Alfred received his education in the schools of Lower Paxton township and in the Linglestown Academy. After leaving school he engaged in farming with his father and continued until he was twenty-two years old, when he began farming for himself. He continued at this occupation until the spring of 1888, when he moved to his present residence in Penbrook.
He was married, September 5, 1872, to Miss Mary D. Rudy, daughter of Frederick and Maria Rudy. Their children are : Beckie, wife of William Myers, of Penbrook, and Ida M. In politics Mr. Crum is a Republican and has served as judge of elections and is now serving as town councilman of Penbrook. The family are members of the German Lutheran church.
Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
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Date of Transcription: 11 August 2001
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