What's New on this Korns.org history website for 2003-2005

Korns family genealogy

Centre Street Methodist Episcopal Church, Cumberland, MD (posted Dec. 2005)
Jesse Korns, Church Officer, Cumberland, MD, 1884

Henry Korn, brother of Michael Korn, Sr. (posted Dec. 2005) )
Henry Korn, Justice of the Peace, Allegany Co. MD, 1828

1800-1900 Census Summary, Somerset County, PA (posted Dec. 2005)
1800-1900 census summary, Somerset County, PA

A. Korns, 1880 Director of the Poor, Somerset County, PA (posted Dec. 2005)
Alexander Korns, 1880 Director of the Poor, Somerset County PA

1845 description of Somerset County, PA (posted Dec. 2005)
Somerset in 1847 "Early History of Western Pennsylvania"

Luther Korns photos (posted Dec. 2005) Luther Korns, July 1995 (7KB)
Luther Korns, fall 1996 (25 KB)

Calvin Bittner Marriage Certificate (posted Dec. 2005)
Marriage certificate of Calvin and Ida (Petenbrink) Bittner

Charles Byron Korns Political Cards, Somerset County (posted Nov. 2005)
1930 & 1932 political cards of Charles B. Korns, Sipesville PA

Updated information on Michael Korns, Sr. index page (posted Nov. 2005)
Michael Korns, Sr. index page

Updated information on Horace M. Korns page (posted Nov. 2005)
Updated information on Horace M. Korns

Updated information on Joseph Lepley (posted Nov. 2005)
Updated information on Joseph Lepley

Updated Tama County Korns Cemetery page (posted Nov. 2005)
Updated Tama County Korns Cemetery page

Jesse & William C. Korns in 1913 Cumberland Directory (posted Nov. 2005)
Jesse & William C. Korns in 1913 Cumberland Directory

1876 Map of Alexander & Simon Korns farms, Jenner Township (posted Nov. 2005)
1876 map of Alexander & Simon Korns farms, Jenner Township, Somerset County, PA

Photo of Allen Korns' boyhood rifle (posted Sept. 2005)
Photo of Allen Korns' boyhood rifle

Michael Korns, Jr. excerpts from the "Genealogy of Michael Korns, Sr." book (posted July 2005)
Michael, Korns, Jr. family Chapter (excerpts)

High quality photos from the "Genealogy of Michael Korns, Sr." book (posted July 2005)
Index to high quality GIF scans from the "Genealogy of Michael Korns, Sr." book

Marriage Record of Charles Korns, son of Michael Korn, Sr. (posted July 2005)
Marriage record of Charles Korns, son of Michael Korns, Sr.

Baptism info for daughters of Michael Korn, Sr. (posted July 2005)

  • Baptism info for Catherine, dau. of Michael Korn, Sr.

  • Baptism info Mary Magdalena, dau. of Michael Korn, Sr.

    Cumberland MD in the Civil War (posted July 2005) Added 32 pages from the 1878 "History of Cumberland" by William H. Lowdermilk, about Civil War-related events in and around Cumberland Maryland.
    Civil War events in Cumberland Maryland

    Berlin Tavern Petition, Somerset County, PA (posted June 2005)
    1838 Petition of Isaac Miller for Tavern in Berlin, PA

    Horace M. Korns (posted June 2005)
    Information on Dr. Horace M. Korns of Iowa City, Iowa

    Korns Sugar Camp, Somerset County, PA (posted March 2005)
    Korns Sugar Bush, ad in 1951 Maple Festival Program

    Bittner, Somerset County, PA (posted March 2005)

  • Franklin Bittner 1880 census enumeration, Greenville twp. (30KB)

  • George Klingaman, Sr will, Page 1

  • George Klingaman, Sr. will, Page 2

  • George Klingaman, Jr. estate document, Page 1

  • George Klingaman, Jr. estate document, Page 2

    Download Miller book (posted March 2005)
    Download 53 page Miller genealogy book, Meyersdale, PA 1963

    Korns (posted March 2005)
    Gladys Bittner listed as teacher in 1924 county report (53KB)

    Petenbrink (posted March 2005)

  • Christian Petenbrink estate documents

  • Christian Petenbrink's Civil War muster records showing artillery work

    Ephriam, Aaron and Richard Geiger (posted March 2005)
    1890 draught of Ephriam Geiger's farm mentioning Aaron and Richard Geiger

    Wilse Korns' brother-in-law Ephriam Geiger (posted March 2005)

  • Ephriam Geiger, Wilse Korns' brother-in-law, and wife Mary (Dietle) Geiger

  • Pasture on Ephriam Geiger's farm, when owned by Irvin Dietle (44KB)

  • Summer Kitchen on Ephriam's farm, when owned by Irvin Dietle (189KB)

  • Road to field on Ephriam's farm, when owned by Irvin Dietle (112KB)

    White Oak Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church, circa 1920 (posted March 2005)

  • White Oak Lutheran Church, Larimer Township, circa 1920, photo 1 (214KB)

  • White Oak Lutheran Church, Larimer Township, circa 1920, composite photo 2 (315KB)

    Somerset County Schools (posted March 2005)

  • Geiger School building, Irvin Dietle teacher

  • Geiger School outing to nearby Irvin Dietle farm

  • Geiger School class photo from 1930's

  • Class Photo, Geiger School, Larimer Township

  • Class Photo, Witt School, Irvin Dietle teacher

    Bittner & Petenbrink family materials (posted March 2005)

  • Photo of Alverda and Gladys Bittner as children

  • Photo of Nannie and Edna Bittner

  • Ada Petenbrink's brother and sisters

  • Mower, Gladys Bittner in center of group, Ethel Beal seated

  • Josiah Joe Bittner, posing with family members

  • Calvin Bittner with Logson's, Shroyer's (97KB)

  • Charley Bittner at Samson's rock (241KB)

  • Ida Ada "Mom" Bittner with cake (37KB)

  • Calvin and Ida (Petenbrink) Bittner 60th anniversary (1055KB)

  • Norman Petenbrink barn construction photo 1 (208KB)

  • Norman Petenbrink barn construction photo 2 (50KB)

  • Gladys Bittner holding Verna Mankamyer

  • Gladys Bittner, Leta, Lucille, Ina, Minerva

  • Hilda Bittner, from Gladys Korns album

  • Ina and Clinton Bittner, from Gladys Korns album

  • Lucille Mazer, Paulene Mankameyer, from Gladys Korns album

  • Photo of Calvin and Ida Ada (Petenbrink) Bittner

  • Ida Ada Petenbrink as a young woman

  • Gladys and Alverta Bittner as children (63KB)

    Allen & Gladys (Bittner) Korns, Somerset County, PA (posted March 2005)

  • Rock outcropping visible from Allen Korns farm, photo 1 (101 KB)

  • Rock outcropping visible from Allen Korns farm, photo 2 (48 KB)

  • Lester and Allen Korns with farm machinery, 1942

  • Estalene Korns in horse-drawn sleigh on her father Allen's farm, 1950

  • Ephriam Geiger Red Cross donation receipt (279KB)

  • Luther Korns' wife Faith (Crowe) Korns

    Unknown Individuals from Gladys Korns' Album (posted March 2005) The following photos are from the photo album of my Grandmother Gladys (Bittner) Korns, of Southampton Township, Somerset County, PA, but I can't identify them. If you can help to identify them, please e-mail L. Dietle (korns.org site administrator).

  • Aquilla Barnes (11KB)

  • Aquilla Barnes at beach (11KB)

  • Aquilla Barnes with car (25KB)

  • Don, Allen Korns, Ed (43 KB)

  • Don and Dorthy Hess

  • La Rue Barnes (188 KB)

  • Luella Bittner (9KB)

  • Mary (Mazer) Petenbrink (164 KB)

  • Mary Smith (220 KB)

  • Mary Lepley, 1926 (64 KB)

  • Louis Barnes (39 KB)

  • Mrs. Joe "Lizzie" Korns (243 KB)

  • Lizzie Korns' at her Mount Pleasant home (48 KB)

    Allen & Gladys (Bittner) Korns, Somerset County, PA (posted March 2005)

  • 1940 photo of Leah Brightbil and Patty Akers in front of Allen Korns house.

  • Allen Korns and his brother John Korns gathering sugar water (at tank)

  • Allen Korns and his brother John Korns gathering sugar water at tree

  • Gathering sugar water with horse-drawn tank

  • Gathering sugar water with tractor-drawn tank

  • Allen & Gladys Korns with Irvin & Alma Dietle, 1952

  • Allen Lester Korns with camera

  • Mr. & Mrs. Allen Lester Korns photo

  • Mr. & Mrs. Allen Lester Korns Christmas photo

  • Allen Lester Korns at Siggy's service station

  • Photo of the Allen Korns family farm house in winter

  • Luther, son of Allen & Gladys (Bittner)Korns

  • Allen Korns' sawmill

  • Allen Korns sugar camp and maple syrup operations (index)

  • Better photo of the upper house on the Allen Korns farm

  • Dorothy Saltman unloading wood at the Allen Korns sugar camp

  • 1924 photo of Gladys Bittner at the Philson School

  • Black Dan horse, Barnes kids on Allen Korns' farm

  • Early 1950's photo of Allen Korns' smokehouse

  • Gladys (Bittner) Korns below the Allen Korns milk barn

  • Moving cattle to pasture on the Allen Korns farm

  • Allen Korns' house, tractor, son, early 1950's

  • Garage and sheds on Allen Korns farm, 1950's

  • Gladys Bittner with her Korns School class of 1923-24

  • Photo of Mr. & Mrs. Allen Lester Korns

  • Horse-drawn box sled from Gladys Korns' album

  • Allen Korns' milk barn and silo

  • A load of logs for the sawmill

  • Korns School, Southampton Township, Class of 1939-40

  • Mrs. Wilson Korns & Mrs. Allen Korns in deep snow

  • Young Gladys (Bittner) Korns in rocking chair

  • Gladys (Bittner) Korns' class at the Wilson School

  • Photos added of the 1940's era construction of Allen Korns' "New Barn"

  • Allen Korns with baby daughter Estalene

  • Gladys in Somerset, perhaps teacher training

  • Cattle in front of Wilson Korns 1925 barn

  • 1924/25 photo of Allen Korns and Gladys (Bittner) Korns

  • Ella Allene Korns, age 11 months

  • Anna Lee Korns, age 1 month

  • Estalene Korns & Mildred Bittner in front of Allen Korns' house

  • Photo of Calvin Bittner's children, their spouses

  • Kitchen-end of Allen Korns' house

    John Wilson Korns, Somerset County, PA (posted March 2005)

  • Construction of Wilson Korns' 1925 barn, photo 1

  • Erection of Wilson Korns' 1925 barn, photo 2

  • Erection of Wilson Korns' 1925 barn, photo 3

  • Wilson Korns with threshing crew

  • Wilson and Mary (Geiger) Korns on their porch

  • Mary (Geiger) Korns with Lucinda Geiger

  • Allen Korns with parents Wilson and Mary Korns

  • Mary (Geiger) Korns, Lucinda Geiger, Melvin Korns

  • Nevin Korns, son of John Wilson Korns

    Allen Lester Korns hunting-related photos (posted March 2005)

  • Allen Korns hunting squirrels

  • Allen Korns with his hunting dog Sport

  • Allen Korns with squirrels that he bagged

  • Gladys (Bittner) Korns with harvest of squirrels

    Allen Lester Korns, Somerset County, PA (posted March 2005)
    Portrait of Allen Lester Korns, son of John Wilson Korns of Southampton Township, Somerset County, PA, as a young man; see http://korns.org/allen_korns/allen-korns-portrait.jpg

    Gladys Bittner 1923 photo (posted March 2005)
    1923 photo of Leta Brown, Gladys Bittner and Minerva Mazer; see http://korns.org/bittner/1923-at-home.jpg .

    Gladys Bittner 1924 photo (posted March 2005)
    1924 photo of Gladys Bittner; see http://korns.org/allen_korns/6-1924-Gladys.html

    Philson School (posted March 2005)
    The Philson School, including a photo of the school building, Gladys Korns, and students; see http://korns.org/misc/philson-school.html

    Lydia Korns, dau. of Daniel Korns Jr. (posted March 2005)
    I put up a page on Lydia Korns, the daughter of Daniel Korns, Jr., copied from "The History of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania", 1906 by Blackburn, Welfley and Koontz; see http://korns.org/misc/lydia-korns.html .

    Christian Petenbrink-battle of Green Springs Depot, VA (posted March 2005)
    I put up a page with various eyewitness accounts of Christian Petenbrink's participation in the Civil War armored railroad car battle of Green Springs Depot, Virginia at: http://korns.org/bittner/c-petenbrink-2PHB.html

    Mystery solved: where Michael Korns went from Berks Co. (posted March 2005)
    The Korns book notes that Michael Korns was last assessed in Berks County in in 1786, but couldn't locate him again until he showed up in the Bedford County (now Somerset County) records in 1795. A new record indicates that he was living in Maryland west of Fort Cumberland in 1787/88; see http://korns.org/misc/Jesse-Korns-Cumberland.htm

    Second Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade (posted Feb. 2005)
    The following text is copied from the book the "History of Allegany County Maryland" by James W. Thomas, LL.D. and Judge T.J.C. Williams, volume 1. This relates to a Civil War battle of the Second Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade: http://korns.org/misc/2nd-phb.html

    Korns living in Cumberland Maryland in 1797 (posted Feb. 2005)
    This relates to information on Korns living in Cumberland Maryland in 1797: http://korns.org/misc/HOACM-95-KORNS.html

    Korns-related excerpts from the 1878 "History of Cumberland" (posted Feb. 2005)
    Added various Korns-related excerpts from the 1878 "History of Cumberland" by William H. Lowdermilk, including information on early Maryland property ownership by Michael Corn somewhere west of Cumberland, and information on various Korns families living and working in Cumberland during the 1790 to 1861 time period including Henry, Jacob and Jesse Korns; see http://korns.org/misc/Jesse-Korns-Cumberland.htm .

    Information from the 1917 book "The Boucher Family" (posted 2/27/2005)
    Added information from the 1917 book "The Boucher Family" by Franklin A Burkhardt relating to Daniel Boucher's grand-daughter who married Michael and Susanna Korns' son John Korns and lived in Somerset County, PA; see http://korns.org/misc/rebecca-boucher-korns.html .

    Biographical sketch on Levi Korns (posted Feb. 2005)
    Added a biographical sketch on Levi Korns from page 459 of the 1891/1892 book "A memorial and biographical history of Northern, California"; see http://korns.org/misc/Levi-Korns.html .

    1831: Governor to deliver cannon to Henry Korns of Cumberland MD (posted Feb. 2005)
    Information on a resolution by the 1831 session of the general assembly of Maryland requiring the Governor to deliver a cannon to Henry Korns of Cumberland can be seen at: http://korns.org/misc/henry-korns-cannon.pdf

    New Bittner and Petenbrink materials, Somerset County, PA (posted Feb. 2005)

  • Post card of Gladys and Ina Bittner, daughters of Calvin Bittner: http://korns.org/bittner/gladys-and-ina-bittner.html

  • Photo of the Peter Petenbrink family: http://korns.org/bittner/Peter-Petenbrink-fam_a.html

  • Photo of the extended Peter Petenbrink family: http://korns.org/bittner/Peter-Petenbrink-fam_b.html

    More info on Tama County Korns families (posted Feb. 2005)
    More info on Tama County Korns families posted:

  • Typewritten list of burials in Korns Cemetery: http://korns.org/Tama_County/Korns-cemetery-listings.jpg

  • John & Susan Korns in June 6 1880 Tama Co. Highland Township Dist. 324 Census: http://korns.org/Tama_County/john-korns-1880-census-tama.jpg

  • John Korns info from Wm. H. Welfley Scrapbook No. 1: http://korns.org/Tama_County/obit-of-john-korns-1894.jpg

    E.C. Saylor's 1932 notes on Delilah Korns (posted Feb. 2005)
    E.C. Saylor's 1932 notes on the John & Delilah (Korns) Miller family (234KB are posted at http://korns.org/misc/Delilah-Korns-Miller-family.jpg .

    Info on Christina Ann (Korns) Walling (posted Feb. 2005)
    The death of Christina Ann (Korns) Walling, Ziebach Co. South Dakota, dau. of John D. of Tama County Iowa (305KB) has been posted at http://korns.org/misc/C-Walling-death-cert.jpg . Her obituary (322 KB) is posted at http://korns.org/misc/C-Walling-obit.jpg .

    Info on Michael and Anna Elizabetha (Huy) Korns (posted Feb. 2005)
    Information on the family of Michael and Anna Elizabetha (Huy) Korns has been posted on at http://korns.org/c-korns-ancestors/m-korns-1689.html . They are believed to be the parents of the immigrant ancestor Carl Korns.

    New Somerset County Korns photos (posted Jan. 2005)
    The following new materials were posted on January 2, 2005:

  • Photo of outbuilding on Allen Korns' Somerset County farm that was destroyed by fire: http://korns.org/allen_korns/korns-outbuilding.html

  • 1994 photo of Lester Korns of Somerset County: http://www.korns.org/Korns_History.html

  • Sugar water keeler from Allen Korns' Somerset County farm: http://korns.org/allen_korns/korns-keeler.html

  • Allen Korns after a successful deer hunt: http://korns.org/allen_korns/allen-korns-deer.html

  • Photo of the old upper house on the Allen Korns Somerset County farm: http://korns.org/misc/korns-house-bell.html

  • Bell on Allen Korns' Somerset County farm for calling men from the field, 1950: http://korns.org/misc/estalene-horseback.html

  • The baby chair of Gladys (Bittner) Korns of Somerset County: http://korns.org/allen_korns/gladys-bittner-chair.html

  • Sled riding on the Allen Korns Somerset County farm, circa 1936: http://korns.org/allen_korns/korns-sledriding.html

    Circa 1949 photo of the Allen Korns farm, Somerset County, PA (posted Dec. 2004)
    A circa 1949 photo of the Allen Korns farm, taken from the "Genealogy of Michael Korns, Sr." is posted at:
    http://korns.org/Daniel_Korns_Jr_House/korns-circa-1949.html

    Wilson Allen Korns Sermonets, sample pages (posted Dec. 2004)
    I added sample pages to this website from Wilson Allen Korns' 1927 book of Sermonets; go to http://korns.org/misc/wilson-korns-sermonets.pdf

    Added info on B&O Railroad Civil War armored cars (posted Aug. 2004)
    Information of particular interest to Petenbrink descendants has been added concerning the use of armored cars on the B&O railroad during the civil war: http://korns.org/misc/Civil-War-Armored-Trains.htm

    Additional Lepley information (posted Aug. 2004)
    New information pertaining to the ancestors of Johanna (Lepley) Korns has been posted on this website at: http://korns.org/Lepley-Genealogy/Johannah-Lepley-Korns.html

    Info on Korns families of Poweshiek Co. Iowa (posted Aug. 2004)
    Information about two Korns families of Poweshiek Co. Iowa has been posted on this website, see http://korns.org/Poweshiek-County-Iowa/Poweshiek-County-Index.htm

    Carl Korn baptism, confirmation records (posted April 2004)
    Documents believed to be Carl Korn's 1725 baptism and 1738 confirmation records have been posted on this website at:

    Aerial photos of the Michael Korns, Sr. farm (posted 9/28/2003):

  • http://korns.org/Michael_Korns_aerial/michael_korn_aerial_1L.html

  • http://korns.org/Michael_Korns_aerial/michael_korn_aerial_2L.html

  • http://korns.org/Michael_Korns_aerial/michael_korn_aerial_4L.html

  • http://korns.org/Michael_Korns_aerial/michael_korn_topo_4L.jpg

  • http://korns.org/Michael_Korns_aerial/michael_korn_aerial_8L.html

  • http://korns.org/Michael_Korns_aerial/michael_korn_aerial_16L.html

    Aerial photos of the Daniel Korns, Jr. farm, Somerset County, PA (posted 9/28/2003):

    Old pictures from the Allen Korns farm, Somerset County, PA (posted July 2003)
    A number of old pictures that were obtained this summer from the former Allen Korns farm have now been posted:

    New info on Korns Cemetery, Tama Co. Iowa (posted June 2003)
    Photos of the Korns Cemetery, Tama County, Iowa, have been posted to this website at: http://korns.org/Korns_Cemetery/Korns_Cemetery.html

    Longswamp Church photos (posted June 2003)
    Some 1985 photos of the Longswamp Church and Cemetery have been added to this website at: http://korns.org/Longswamp_Church/Longswamp_Church.html

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