Biography of F. D. Krum
Erie County, PA Biographies

F. D. Krum, manager of the Pennsylvania Gas Company, is among the highly esteemed and prominent business men of Erie. He was born at Danville, Pa., Nov. 17, 1874, and is the son of Benjamin and Matilda (Nuss) Krum.

Benjamin Krum was born in Montour County, Pa., in 1839, He followed the blacksmith and millwrights trades for a number of years and was also a farmer. His wife died in 1893 and he died in June, 1922. They were the parents of five children.

F. D. Krum received his education in the schools of Watsontown, Pa., and when a young boy learned the moulder's trade. After taking a course in business and banking at Lancaster, Pa., he entered the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1900, with whom he remained for eight years. He has since been identified with the Pennsylvania Gas Company in Erie and has been local manager since 1917.

On Feb. 16, 1916, Mr. Krum was united in marriage in New York city with Miss Maud Jessie Stuart, of Erie, and a daughter of Frank and Jennie B. (Caldwell) Stuart. Mr. Stuart' is deceased and his widow resides in Erie. Mr. and Mrs. Krum have no children.

Mr. Krum is a Republican and belongs to a number of Masonic bodies, Rotary Club, Erie Chamber of Commerce, Natural Gas Assocoation of America, and Lawrence Park Golf Club. His wife is a member od the Christian Science Church of Erie.

History of Erie County, Pennsylvania
By: John Elmer Reed
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