The Blubaugh place as seen from the Dan Korns, Jr. farm. This photo shows the Southampton Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania homestead of the pioneer Michael Korns, Sr., son of Carl Korn.

History relating to the Korns family, Somerset Co., PA, & the region

This website covers historical and genealogical topics pertaining to Somerset County, Pennsylvania and the surrounding region that interest me. It is not a fancy website, but it is content-rich. There is a massive amount of difficult-to-organize material. I recommend using the search tool to find material on topics you are looking for.

You may also want to scan through the master index. Despite its name, however, the master index is by no means a comprehensive index of every page on this website. There are just too many drill-down pages to make a true master index practicable. For example, some of the pages identified by the master index contain links to more than a hundred drill down pages.

For best results, turn the cache/history off in your browser, so you are sure to see the latest version of pages you visited previously. Beware that the refresh button may only update text, and may fail to update images on pages you visited previously.

Neither me nor this website will be around forever, so I recommend that you save copies of things that interest you.

Kind Regards,
L. Dietle
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