The photo and newspaper clipping below show William Henry Korns shortly after taking office as the Water Commissioner for Salt Lake City, Utah. The upper photo is enlarged from the newspaper clipping. The newspaper photo caption reads in part "When Salt Lake City abolished the city council form of government under which it had operated from pioneer days and elected its first city commissioners, members of which posed for this picture immediately after taking office January _, 1912. Left to right are Commissioners William H. Korns of the water department;...". The newspaper clipping was provided to Korns.org by William's grandson, William Lester Korns.
According to page 88 of the 1949 book "The Genealogy of Michael Korns, Sr. of Somerset County Pennsylvania", William Henry Korns was the son of Solomon & Mary Elizabeth (Finck) Korns. A biography of William is provided on pages 89 & 90 of the Korns book. William H. Korns was the father of four children, two of whom lived to adulthood; Rowena Korns and J. Roderic Korns. Page 89 of the book states "In 1888 the couple located at Tekamah, Burt Co., Nebraska... Two children, Rowena and J. Roderic, were born here on March 18, 1889, and July 24, 1890, respectively."
Click here to see family Bible records, provided by William Henry Korns' grandson William Lester "Bill" Korns.
William Henry Korns was the owner of the Casper, Wyoming newspaper the "Wyoming Derrick" from 1895-1898.
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