Page 120 of the 1949 book "The Genealogy of Michael Korns, Sr. of Somerset County Pennsylvania" indicates that William Alexander Korns was the son of Dr. John Hamilton Korns and his wife Bessie, and states "William Alexander, b. Nov. 3, 1920. Graduated from Harvard in 1943. He is Editorial writer for the "Item," New Orleans, La., and lives in New Orleans. He served with the O. S. S. in China in World War II. He married Louise Schramm on Aug. 3, 1940. Their children: a. Alexander, b. Sept. 10, 1941. b. John, b. March 20, 1945."
Page 2491 of the 1991 book "The Dockstader Family: Descendants of Georg Dachstätter, Palatine Emigrant of 1709, who Settled in the Mohawk Valley of New York", by Doris Dockstader Rooney, indicates that William Alexander Korns:
September 20, 2008 E-mail from Liza Taylor, daughter of William
This is from Liza Taylor, née Elizabeth Pennywitt Korns, only daughter and 5th child of William Alexander Korns.
The Korns genealogy site has recent notes showing a discrepancy in listing the children of William Alexander Korns. I hope I can clear this up for readers. Contact me for questions, etc. I wish I had to time to include the many accomplishments of my Korns siblings and my mother.
Here is correct information about the children of William Alexander Korns:
My father William Alexander Korns was the youngest son of Dr. John Hamilton Korns. William’s older siblings were Robert Fulton Korns and Mary Korns.
William Korns b 1920 Beijing, China
William married Louise Schram of New Orleans
They had 2 sons:
William and Louise divorced after 1950.
In 1952 William married Mary Aleda Bourquin (b 1924) of Hartsdale, NY. They divorced 1974 or 1975
William Alexander Korns and Mary Aleda Bourquin had 4 children:
William Alexander Korns died June 2, 1994
Louise Korns (Louise kept the name Korns) died 2006 or 2007
Mary Bourquin Korns (Mary kept the name Korns) lives in good health in Eugene Oregon, a painter of landscape and still life. [On October 18, 2010 Mary's son Charley Korns of Portland, Oregon e-mailed that his "...mother, Mary A. Korns, passed away on Oct. 11, 2010, due to heart failure, in Eugene, Oregon."]
All the 6 children of William Alexander Korns are living:
Alexander Korns m Jacqueline [ surname?] of Indonesia
John Hamilton Korns m Paulette [surname?] of Washington State
Nicholas Korns m Jill Durall of California
Michael Korns m Doris Laesser of Switzerland
They live internationally, based in Zurich Switzerland
Liza Pennywitt Korns m Jeremy Michael George Taylor, of Chieveley, Newbury, England.
Charles William Korns b 1957
Charley lives in Portland, Oregon.
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