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Crummel & Cromwell: Is there a connection?
Does anyone know if there is a connection between the names Cromwell and Crummel? It seems that Crummel could be a phonetic spelling of Cromwell. I'm currently compiling information on Pennsylvania Crummel families (also spelled Cromel, Crumel, etc.) whose roots are in Maryland or Virginia. When searching for Crummel in some databases with soundex, I also get hits on the name Cromwell. I'm trying to figure out if these families are related. Some other apparently related families in Pennsylvania 1860-1920 include: Burton, Davis, Dunmore/Dunsmore, Henderson (family of Ann/Anna/ Annie Henderson, born in Canada), Kinard, Martin, Moore, and Puller.
I have found Civil War records indicating that Arthur Crummel and Levi Cromwell both served in the 22nd Infantry USCT. Levi Cromwell is named as a sibling in the Freedman's Bank application of John W. Cromwell who was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, raised in Philadelphia, and employed as a teacher in Richmond, Virginia. Thomas Crummel and George Dunmore enlisted in the same USCT regiment, 3rd Infantry, organized at Camp William Penn during August 3-10, 1863. One or more men named Edward Dunmore served in 6th and 25th Infantry, USCT, from Philadelphia.