Jacob Korns, Son of Daniel Korns, Sr.

Jacob Korns

Jacob Korns material index:
Obituary of Jacob Korns of Tama County, Iowa
Brief Obituary of Elizabeth Korns, wife of Jacob Korns
Jacob Korns tombstone
Closeup of Jacob Korns tombstone
Tombstone of Elizabeth Korns (first wife of Jacob)
Closeup of Elizabeth Korns tombstone

Jacob Korns genealogy notes
Jacob Korns was the son of Daniel Korns, Sr. of Southampton Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, and was one of the early settlers of Tama County, Iowa. The 1949 book "The Genealogy of Michael Korns, Sr. of Somerset County Pennsylvania" has the following to say about Jacob:

"Jacob, the oldest son of Daniel B. and Elizabeth Rivers (Reiber) Korns was born in Southampton Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, February 22, 1817 and died in Marshalltown, Iowa, June 23, 1911. He grew to manhood in Somerset County and was married to Elizabeth Biesicker, (b. Oct. 9, 1817, d. Nov. 30, 1887) June 17, 1842. In 1857, fifteen years after his marriage, he came to Iowa with his family, and farmed Emanuel Emerick’s farm at Carnsforth, Iowa. During that year he broke up some of the virgin prairie on his farm of 320 acres in Tama County that he bought from the government. There he built the house using the native black walnut for timbers and clapboards. In 1857 he moved on his own land bringing his goods from Iowa City in wagons a distance of 62 miles. Iowa City was the only large town and as far as the railroad came.

There were only three settlers in the township and so the Korns home was a haven where new settlers stayed until they had their new homes ready to move into. He was a friend of the newcomer always, helping him to establish himself in his new surroundings. Helping to build a new community. He was a true pioneer. He married Mrs. Mary Goldsmith of Chicago, July 31, 1889."

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