Information on John Korns from Merikay Mestad

March 19, 2013


John's obituary says they had two children, Junior and Mary Elizabeth

Wellersburg Miner Killed by Rock Fall

John H. Korns, 36, Has Neck Broken When Struck by Rock in W. K. Kennell Mine

John H. Korns, 36 years old, living near Wellersburg and employed in the W. K. Kennell mine near Wellersburg, was instantly killed Monday morning, December 29, when a rock fell on him from the roof of the mine. His neck was broken and he was dead when other miners reached him about five minutes after the accident.

The body was removed to the Stein Chapel in Cumberland, Md., and prepared for burial.

Mr. Korns is survived by his wife, Katharine, and two children, Junior and Mary Elizabeth; also by his mother, Mrs. Mary Korns, and three brothers, Earl and Allen of Ellerslie, Md., and Nevin, of Juniata, Pa.

Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock last Thursday morning at the late home of the deceased, conducted by Rev. Landis, pastor of the Wellersburg Reformed Church. Interment was made in the Cook Cemetery.[1]

[1] Meyersdale Republican, Meyersdale, PA (8 Jan 1931)


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John Harvey KORNS s/o John Wilson and Mary (Geiger) Korns
b. 14 Dec 1894 PA
d. 29 Dec 1930 near Wellersburg, Somerset Co., PA
bur. Cook Cemetery, Somerset Co., PA
Katheryn MARTZ d/o
b. ca. 1901
ch: John, Mary Elizabeth

[1] F. A. G. Memorial John H Korns, photo of stone


1917 John Harvey Korns, Ellerslie, MD; b. 14 Dec 1894 Southampton Twp., Somerset Co., PA; farmer in Southampton Twp., [Somerset Co., PA]; single

1930 CENSUS: Southampton Twp., Somerset Co., PA (#19/19) John Korns, rents $12, 35, at 24, farmer, wf Cathrine 29, marr at 18, son John J 4, dau Mary E 7/12, mother Mary 65, wid (all PA PA PA)