1939 farms on tracts from 1829 estate map

The fuzzy photos below are enlargements from a 1939 USDA aerial photo. Each of the homesteads that are shown were on property that is represented on the 1829 estate map of Michael Korn, Sr..

The following image shows the farmstead on the tract that is marked "Jacob Cook" on the 1829 estate map. This place has been known locally as the "Blubaugh Place" for as long as I can remember. According to the 1949 book "The Genealogy of Michael Korns, Sr. of Somerset County Pennsylvania", Michael Korn, Sr. once lived here.

This is now known as the Blubaugh Place; was marked as Jacob Cook on 1829 estate map.

The following image shows the farmstead on the tract that is marked "Daniel Korn" on the 1829 estate map. During my lifetime, Earl Korns and his son Lester Korns lived and farmed on this farm. I am pretty sure that presently this property is owned by one or more of Lester's sons and/or grandchildren.

This farm was marked

The following image shows the farmstead on the tract that is marked "No. 1" on the 1829 estate map. According to local tradition, this specific part of tract No. 1 is where Daniel Korn, Jr. was born. According to the Korns book, tract 1 was the home place of Michael Korns at the time of his death.

In 1939, this farmstead was on the tract that was marked No. 1 on the 1829 estate map.

The following image shows the farmstead on the tract that is marked "Henry Hoyman" on the 1829 estate map. As I think I understand it all, Henry Hoyman would have been the son of Michael Korn, Senior's sister Catherine (Korns) Hoyman.

In 1939, this farmstead was on the tract that was marked Henry Hoyman on the 1829 estate map.

The following image shows the farmstead on the tract that is marked "Gaumer" on the 1829 estate map. I believe that this farm farm may be known as the Rizer place at present (2009).

In 1939, this farmstead was on the tract that was marked Gaumer on the 1829 estate map.

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