Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Henry Crumbo, Indiana.

HENRY CRUMBO is a native of Germany, born July 13, 1818, and a son of Andy and Mary (Bachardt) Crumbo. Henry attended school until he was fourteen years old, when he began to learn the stone cutting and mason trade, afterward working in various places until 1837, when he returned home and was married to Wilomena Ilebner, born August 8, 1818.

In 1838, he came to America, and three years later sent for his wife, and located in New Orleans, where he worked at brick-laying.  On the outbreak of the Mexican war, he volunteered, and after his return he moved to New Albany, Ind., purchased a home, and began business as a stonemason and stonecutter, which he continued nineteen years.

This he then sold, and purchased 400 acres in Salem Township, Pulaski Co., Ind., where he followed farming and stock-raising. While living here, his house and its contents were lost by fire ; he also lost 3,000 cattle by disease. Mr. and Mrs. Crumbo have had ten children  Edward, Sophie, Alfred (a soldier of Company A, Thirty-fifth Indiana Infantry, killed by steamboat explosion at Island No. 12), Henry (deceased), Laura (deceased,) Alexander, Mena, Louisa, Lizzie and Harmon. Mr. Crumbo is independent in politics.

Authors note.  No record could be found on Alfred being in any Indian regiment of companies.

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