From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana 

pages 610-611


Larry Gundrum was born in Berks County, Pa., May 26, 1825. When he was six years of age his parents, John and Charlotte Gundrum, moved to Crawford County, Ohio, where they passed the remainder of their days. When sixteen years of age he left home and from that time depended on himself for a livelihood. He was married in Dauphin County, Pa., May 26,1847, to Lovina Beam, a native of that county, born Feb. 29, 1828. A year after their marriage they moved to Crawford County, Ohio, and there he worked at the shoemaker's trade, which he had learned in his youth. In August, 1852, they moved to Steuben County and settled on section 18, York Township, on 100 acres purchased the year be­fore. This farm Mr. Gundrum has improved and it is now one of the most valuable in the township. In addition to this he owns seventy acres a half a mile from his residence. Mr. and Mrs. Gundrum have had a family of six children, five sons and one daughter -- Alonzo R., died when two years of age; William C., on the homestead; John H., of Williams County, Ohio; Theodore C., of Johnson County, Mo.; Mary Bell, wife of Cassius M. Thomas, of this township, and Thomas Edgar, at home. Mr. Gundrum is politically a Republican. He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.


Submitted by Kim Davoli