Allen Korns house and barn

Korns House & Dairy Barn, Southampton Township, Somerset, PA.

This photo from the 1949 book"The Genealogy of Michael Korns, Sr. of Somerset County Pennsylvania" shows the Southampton Township, Somerset County farm that belonged to Daniel Korns, Jr., then to John Wilson Korns, then to Allen Korns. When I visited Lester Korns in July of 1998, he told me that there was once a log barn on this farm out by the road above the house, below where the driveway goes back to the "new barn", i.e. he described the location as where the garage/shed is located at the left hand edge of this picture. In 2009 Uncle Melvin told me that the stone fill that formed the ramp into the barn was centered on the garage, and quite wide. This fill was dozed away onto the road to the new barn. Such ramps were used to get wagons onto what was called the threshing floor, which tells us that the log barn was what is known as a "bank barn" and had at least two two levels.

The barn in this photo is the dairy barn, and the cement block building to it's left is the milk house. The barn is red, trimmed in white.

When I was little, my parents and I lived in a mobile home that was located to the right of the barn in this picture. My earliest memories are from living here. We moved to Mercer County, Pennsylvania when I was four years old.

L. Dietle
January, 2008

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