Melvin Korns, eldest son of Allen & Gladys (Bittner) Korns

Portrait of Alvin Lee Korns
This is an index of material I have begun about my uncle Melvin Lester Korns, who was a son of Allen & Gladys (Bittner) Korns. He lived on and eventually took over the Southampton Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania dairy farm of his father. He also drive school bus for Meyersdale for more than 40 years.

Melvin was born on April 8, 1926, died on April 24, 2016, and is buried in the Cook Cemetery. He married Dolores G. Shaffer on December 17, 1948 and they had one son and three daughters. On two occasions he was the Maple King of the Meyersdale Maple Festival. Melvin and Dolores attended the Mt. Harmony United Methodist Church at nearby Wellersburg, Pennsylvania.

I will add to this as time permits. Currently, this is just an article stub.

Photo index:

  • Melvin and his father harvesting grain

  • Circa 1936 photo of Melvin and Estalene Korns sled riding

  • Photo of Melvin as a young man

  • A 1995 photo of Melvin and three siblings

  • A 2002 photo of Melvin and two other Korns family members

  • Dolores and her sister-in-law Estalene Dietle at Kemah, Texas on May 19, 2007

  • Melvin with his sister Estalene in her Mercer Co. living room, Dec. 3, 2007

  • A 2009 photo of Melvin

  • A 2010 photo of Melvin and two siblings

  • Undated photo of Melvin at the home of his sister Estalene

  • Photo of Dolores (Shaffer) Korns, wife of Melvin Korns

  • 2014 photo of Melvin

  • Dolores in their kitchen after breakfast, unknown date

  • Melvin in their kitchen after a meal, unknown date

  • Melvin and Dolores, unknown date and location

  • Melvin with Estalene and Alvin Lee

  • Click here to see a video of the exterior details of the 19th century timber-frame farmhouse in Southampton Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania that was lived in by Daniel, Wilson, Allen, and Melvin Korns.

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