The Paul Crim Family Bible
Town of Warren
Contributed by Beverly Crim.
This is a photo of Stephen Crim (8th generation Crim) and Katherine Crim (9th generation Crim) with the CRIM BIBLE. This Bible was carried from Germany by Paul Crim. During the massacre of 1778 it was hidden in a dead tree stump, being too heavy to carry. Rumor has it that the Indians did find the Bible but knew it was a Sacred Book and left it. It was retrieved when the Crim family returned to Andrustown.
This book has been handed down from generation to generation and now is in the care of the Herkimer County Historical Society. They brought it to the Andrustown Massacre Memorial Service at the Hoyer Hill Cemetery and that is where we saw it in 2003 on the 225th anniversary of the Massacre. It is very frail and the genealogical pages mysteriously disappeared from the book, but it is still a sight to see! Katie Crim is the latest Crim (in our line anyway) to serve in the military. She has relatives in every generation since Paul Crim that have served in the military.