John F. Cromley
john F. Cromley - We have with us today a youngster who will celebrate his 95th birthday anniversary December 17th,
and who is also this community's only surviving Civil War Veteran.
'Neighbor' cromley was born in Sandusky county, Ohio and moved to Indiana when he was nine years old. For five or six
years he lived on a farm newar Monterey and then came to Culver
After operating a meat market. Mr. cromley served 15 years as town constable, and one term as deputy sheriff.
He was 17 years old when he joined the 53rd Indiana Volunteer Infrantry Company H, and served for two years. with the
boys in blue. His service ranged along the Atlantic seaboard, from Washington D.C. to Charlestonw, S. C.
'Neighbor' carried his years well and is sill more active than many a man 30 years his junior. his favorite hobby is fishing and his skill has
earned him the title of Culver's no. One angler.
The above picture was unposed, and was taken as Mr. cromley was sunning
himself in the front yard of the home of his son, Roy Cromley, with whom he makes his home.