Daniel Korns, Mayor of New Philadelphia, Ohio

Historical Collections of Ohio

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Daniel Korns in "“Historical Collections of Ohio”:
Title Page (54 KB GIF)
Page 698, Daniel Korns, Mayor of New Philadelphia, Ohio (103 KB GIF)
Page 699, More information on New Philadelphia, Ohio (107 KB GIF)

Pages 243-244 of the "Genealogy of Michael Korns, Sr." state "Captain Daniel Korns was born in New Philadelphia, Ohio, Aug. 14, 1827. While a young man he was engaged in the coal mining business with his father. He married Margaret McElroy, who was b. Sept. 6, 1827. They were married May 7, 1850. Margaret McElroy was born at Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio. They had a family of six children: Charles Korns, 9; Harry Korns, 7; Anna, 4, died within two weeks with diphtheria. Daniel Korns died at the age of 26. Isaac Korns died at the age of 64. Wilson A. Korns, living, 73 years.

Captain Daniel Korns spent his entire life in New Philadelphia, Ohio, with exception with [the] three and one-half years he spent in the Army. He was a very popular officer. Always kind and considerate to his men under his command. He also served as Internal Revenue Collector, and was Postmaster of New Philadelphia under President Harrison. He also served as Mayor of New Philadelphia, Ohio, for fourteen years. He was a member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. He died Dec. 11, 1901."

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