|Birth: ||Feb. 28, 1846|
|Death: ||Jun. 16, 1924|
The son of William & Sarah (Smith) Dum and stepson of Susannah (Kern) Dum, in 1860 he was a farmer living in Centre Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania. He stood 5' 6" tall and had dark hair and black eyes.
A Civil War veteran, he first served as a private with Miller's Independent Artillery Battery June 19 - July 25, 1863, an emergency militia unit mustered during the Gettysburg crisis. After that, he went to Washington DC and "drove team for the Q. M. Dept." He returned to Pennsylvania and enlisted in Harrisburg February 1, 1864, and mustered into federal service there February 2 as a private with Co. B, 20th Pennsylvania Cavalry (181st Pa). On April 1, 1865, during the decisive battle of Five Forks, Virginia, his horse was shot and fell. Dum tried to leap off, but his foot caught in the stirrup, and the horse landed on him, injuring his chest. He remained on the active roster and on June 17 transferred to Co. B, 1st Pennsylvania Provisional Cavalry as part of a war-end consolidation. He honorably discharged with his company July 13, 1865, at Clouds Mills, Virginia.
In 1866, he lived in Mercer County, Illinois, where his father visited one time and never saw Emanuel again. He moved to Minnesota in 1867 where he married Helen M. Glover December 7, 1868, in Wabasha County, fathering William F. (b. 10/04/70), Helen A. (b. 02/05/72), Roy J. (b. 01/08/77), Rose E. (b. 02/06/79), and Sadie L. (b. 01/12/81). In 1900, he lived alone in Township No. 135, Cass County, Minnesota, but moved to Washington, date unknown.
Helen M Glover Dum (1843 - 1910)
Roy J. Dum (1877 - 1902)*
Plot: North Half, Block Lot 20, Block R, Section 4, Grave 3
Created by: Dennis Brandt
Record added: Apr 13, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 127889311
Added: Jul. 20, 2014