What's New on this Korns.org history website for 2015

Korns family genealogy

Photo Tour of the Turkey Foot Road (posted December 2015)
Photo Tour of the Turkey Foot Road

Petenbrink (posted November 2015)
Click here to see Andrew Petenbrink's latest research on the Petenbrink family.

New Bittner photos (posted November 2015)
Lots of new Bittner material contributed by Pattysue (Geary) Winters

Mary Elizabeth Geiger book (posted October 2015)
Click here to see an 1875 book owned by Mary Elizabeth (Geiger) Korns in 1888.

Update to the addendum to "In Search of the Turkey Foot Road" (posted September 2015)
Click here for the Sept. 20, 2015 update to Addendum A of the fourth edition of the book "In Search of the Turkey Foot Road". This addendum is updated periodically to provide corrections and supplemental material. The most significant aspect of this update is improved delineation of the 1779 military route, based on 1780 property-related documents that reference the route in Fayette and Westmoreland counties. This new evidence shows that the military route passed through the Pleasant Valley Country Club in Fayette County, and crossed Route 31 at Ruffs Dale. The Ruffs Dale evidence helps to explain why the Jacobs Creek fording site that Judge Veech described is so far west. The location of the Woodrow farm, along the Turkey Foot Road in Westmoreland County, is also identified.

Circa 1909 panoramic view of Kantner, PA (posted August 2015)
Click here to see circa 1909 panoramic and street level views of Kantner, PA, and a circa 1914 postcard of Stoystown.

Rininger woolen mill video (posted May 2015)
The Korns woolen coverlet page has been updated to include a link to Donald Rininger's YouTube video of the Rininger woolen mill, and the machinery it contained.

Descendants of Robert Earl Deitle (updated May 2015)
The Descendants of Robert Earl Deitle has been updated, based on information provided by his daughter Patricia Marie (Deitle) West.

The Wellersburg inclined plane page has been updated (posted May 2015)
The Wellersburg inclined plane page has been updated to include a circa 1920 photo of the inclined plane in action.

Barrelville (posted May 2015)
Click here to see a photo of Barrelville from the Feb. 5, 1921 issue of the "Black Diamond". (Image provided to Korns.org by Michael McKenzie.)

The Wellersburg iron furnace page has been updated (posted May 2015)
The Wellersburg iron furnace page has been updated to include a link to a 1920 photo of the furnace that Mike McKenzie provided, and 2012 photos of the interior and exterior of the liner that Francis Bridges provided.

History of Meyersdale, by grandson of 1776 settler (posted March 2015)
History of Meyersdale, by John Olinger

Wellersburg, PA Tavern Petition (posted February 2015)
1843 Wellersburg tavern petition of John Brallier features many local signatures, including Daniel Korns, Sr.; George Close; George Cook; John Mong; Jacob Cook; Daniel Lepley; Jacob Korns; John R. Brinham; Samuel Gaumer; Daniel Gaumer; Samuel Hoyman.

Mystery Korns in Fayette County (posted February 2015)
Michael and Caroline Korns of Fayette County

Identification of Guy Kennell, in Merle Korns' scrapbook (posted December 2014)
Guy Kennell, Southampton Township, PA

Descendants of Robert Earl Deitle (posted December 2014, updated May 2015)
The Descendants of Robert Earl Deitle, provided by Harold A. Weigle

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