Reuben Baum

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REUBEN BAUM, who is engaged in general farming in Boggs township, Armstrong county, was born May 14, 1830, in Westmoreland county, Pa., son of Jacob and Hannah Baum. Peter Baum, his grandfather, was a native of Germany and on coming to this country settled in Westmoreland county, where his son Jacob was born. The latter remained at home assisting his father until he bought a farm of his own in Valley township, Armstrong county, 200 acres. After a number of years he sold that place and moved to Boggs township, locating on the farm now owned by his son Reuben. The tract consisted of 112 acres, on which at that time few improvements had been made. There Mr. Baum continued to reside until his death.

Reuben Baum always continued at home with his parents. He was ten years old when his father moved to the farm in Valley township, Armstrong county, came with him to Boggs township, and took the homestead there upon his father's death. He has always devoted himself to general farming, in which he has been quite successful.

Mr. Baum married Fannie King, who died in 1906, at the age of seventy-two years. He has three children: Elizbeth, Margaret and ________.

Source: Page 813, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed October 1998 by James R Hindman for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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