Charles Drumm


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1. Christiana Beck

Charles Drumm 1 2

  • Born: 8 Feb 1824, , Dauphin, PA 1 2
  • Marriage (1): Christiana Beck
  • Died: 25 Apr 1897, Asherton, Northumberland, PA at age 73 2
  • Buried: Lower Augusta Twp.: Hollowing Run Lutheran Church, Northumberland, PA 2

   FamilySearch ID: 9983-XM1.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: in 1866 in Lower Augusta Twp., Northumberland, PA. 2

2. Census in 1880 in Lower Augusta Twp., Northumberland, PA. 1 Chas. Drumm, 56, farmer, is living with wife Christian, 55; daughter Christian, 12; John, 20; Jacob E., 14; and Lilly C., 7. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Book: Genealogical & Biographical Annals of Northumberland County, 1911. 2
DRUMM. There are many representatives of the Drumm family in Lower Augusta township, Northumberland county, the posterity of Charles and Christiana Drumm, whose three surviving sons are all interested in farming in that section. A number of the family have been successful school teachers, notably John Drumm, one of the three brothers mentioned, who has taught there since 1880.

Charles Drumm was born in Dauphin county, Pa., and from the age of eleven years lived with the family of the late Dr. Peter Tryon, in Washington township, Northumberland county, remaining with them until some years after his marriage. He then moved to Uniontown, where he followed his trade of shoemaker for some years, after which he removed across the Mahantango mountains into Lykens Valley, in Dauphin county, where he lived until he entered the army during the Civil war. He served nine months, in Company I, 177th Regiment Pennsylvania Drafted Militia, and in 1866 he returned to Northumberland county, settling at Mile Run, in Lower Augusta township, where he occupied the property now owned by his son Jacob, remaining there until eight years before his death. He then purchased a house and lot at Asherton, this county, where he died April 25, 1897, aged seventy-three years, two months, seventeen days.

After the war he devoted all his time and energies to farming. He was an esteemed citizen of the locality, and active in the life of the Hollowing Run Lutheran Church, in Lower Augusta township, which he served for many years in the capacity of deacon, and also held the office of elder.

He married Christiana Beck, daughter of John Beck, a substantial citizen of Dauphin county, who also owned property in Uniontown; his wife was from Northampton county, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Drumm are buried at the Hollowing Run Lutheran Church. She died Nov. 27, 1906, aged eighty-one years, four days.

They were the parents of the following named children: Henry is mentioned below; a daughter, twin of Henry, died in infancy; Mary married Levi Conrad and (second) David Conrad, half-brothers; a son, twin of Mary, died in infancy; Charles. died June 9, 1910, aged fifty-six years, nine months, one day (he was a blacksmith in Augustaville and had a farm in Plum Creek); Louise married Emanuel Fox and (second) Jacob Knouse, of Kratzerville; John is mentioned below; Jacob E. is mentioned below; Annie married Charles Bucher and they live in Sunbury.

Through his mother, who was a Diehl, Charles Drumm was related to that early Pennsylvania family of the Mennonite faith, identified with Lehigh and Berks counties from Colonial days. In Northumberland county they lived south of Line Mountain.

Charles married Christiana Beck, daughter of John Beck and Unknown. (Christiana Beck was born on 23 Nov 1825 in , Dauphin, PA,1 2 died on 27 Nov 1906 2 and was buried in Lower Augusta Twp.: Hollowing Run Lutheran Church, Northumberland, PA.)


1 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255164; National Archives Film T9-1164; Page 268A.

2 Floyd, J.L., Genealogical & Biographical Annals of Northumberland County (1911 online at http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/northumberp/floyd.html), Page 687.

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