The above-listed biography of Jacob Korns is from the 1880 book " History of Poweshiek County, Iowa ". It reads "KORNS, JACOB--Farmer and stock-raiser, section 3, P. P. Victor. Was born in Holmes county, Ohio, where he attended school some years, then engaged in farming till the spring of 1854, when he came to Iowa and engaged in farming in this county for some months. May 16, 1864, enlisted in the Forty-sixth Iowa volunteers, at Brooklyn, Iowa, being sent to Memphis, experiencing some hard service but was not in any battles, and was discharged September 23, 1864, with poor health, caused by exposure while in the service. November 29 engaged in teaching school in this county and continued the same till spring of 1865, when he worked on a farm till fall and then went to Marshall county, where he remained a few months. In the fall of 1866 he returned to Ohio and attended school the following winter. Worked on a farm the next summer and attended school again the next winter, then in the spring of 1868 returned to Iowa and again engaged in farming in this county, realizing a good harvest for his labor, selling wheat to amount to over $700. In the fall of 1868 he returned to Fulton county, Ohio, where he engaged in the mercantile business till the spring of 1870, when he again returned to this county and engaged in farming till the fall of 1871, then went back to Ohio, where, December 14, 1871, he was married to Miss Emma Jacobs, a resident and native of Huron county, Ohio, who was born in 1848. He then returned to this county with his young wife and settled where he now lives, and owns 160 acres of improved land. They now have three daughters, as follows: Olive Alta (born September 10, 1872), Lizzie Adell 9born September 11, 1873), Mabel Revina (born September 20, 1877). Mr. K. takes an active interest in the young of his neighborhood and during the winter teaches a class of all ages, of from thirty to forty members, in vocal music. He and his wife are earnest, active members of the Congregational Church, and are always ready with time and money to help on that cause. He gave to their fine new hurch over $400, in addition to the land upon which it stands."

For the Civil War discharge paper of Jacob Korns, click here .

For the history of the 44th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, click here (1301KB PDF).

For more on Jacob Korns, see page 214-217 of the 1949 book "The Genealogy of Michael Korns, Sr. of Somerset County Pennsylvania", Chapter XIV (685KB PDF).

For a photo of Jacob's daughter Harriet, click here .

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