What's New on this Korns.org history website for 2012-2014

Korns family genealogy

The Rebecca Margaret (Korns) Witt Family (posted August 2014)
Click here to see Merikay Mestad's update to Neil Carter's information on the Rebecca (Korns) Witt family.

New Porter-Cook genealogy book available (posted May 2013)
Double Trace: An Historical Genealogy of Some Porters and Cooks of Gloucestershire, Maryland and Pennsylvania 1500 - 2012.

Identifying the location of Christopher Gist's cabin (3394KB PDF, posted April 2013)
Gist's cabin location

Susanna Bauscher's brother Henry is buried at New Centerville, PA (posted January 2013)
See the last paragraph on this page

New Turkey Foot Road articles (posted January 2013)
The most recent research on the military origins of the Turkey Foot Road is described in a 20 page article in Volume LII Number 2 (2012) of the Casselman Chronicle. Copies of the issue are available from the Springs Historical Society for $6.00. The most recent research on the route of the Turkey Foot Road across Fayette County is summarized on the website of the Bullskin Township Historical Society. People who have an interest in performing additional research on the route across Fayette County should contact L. Dietle at the e-mail address listed on the home page.

Descendants of Johann Adam Dietel of 19th Century Somerset County, Pennsylvania (posted December 2012)
1996 book on Dietle/Deitle genealogy

William Korns, son of Michael Korn, Sr. (posted September 2012)
Photo of seven children of William Korns

The Mull house (posted September 2012)
The Mull House was used by the Mull (sometimes called Bridegum) congregation before a church structure was built.

Wellersburg Lutheran and Reformed Church (posted July 2012)
Click here to read an article about the Wellersburg Lutheran and Reformed Church from the 1918 book "History of the Alleghany Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Pennsylvania".

Wellersburg & Jennings Run Railroad (posted July 2012)
Click here to read an article about the Wellersburg & Jennings Run Railroad from the 1854 "American Railroad Journal".

Korns & Lepley related deeds (posted July 2012)

  • Somerset County PA Land Deed Book 8 pages 191-192 mentions Adam Lepley, John Beall, Jacob Uhl, Susan Kendall, Daniel Korn, and others.

  • Somerset County PA Land Deed Book 11 Pages 781-782 Mentions Joseph Hardy and Adam Lepley.

    Updated Mountain School materials (posted July 2012)
    Mountain School, Southampton Township, Somerset County, PA

    The Great Survey, Southampton Township (posted July 2012)
    The great survey deed, conveying property to Michael Corn, Adam Lepley, Joseph Hardy, and others

    Somerset County created from a portion of Bedford County (posted May 2012)
    Laws of the State of PA, 1795, Chapter MDCCCLI

    Southampton Twp, Somerset Co. created from a portion of Bedford Co. (posted May 2012)
    Laws of the State of PA, 1800, Chapter MMCXI

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