Chapter III of the 1949 book reports that "The Genealogy of Michael Korns, Sr. of Somerset County Pennsylvania", "Solomon Korns was born in Southampton Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, Sept. 13, 1822. He was married to Mary E. Fink, who was b. Nov. 7, 1825, in Turbot Township, Northumberland Co., Pa." The chapter also reports that Solomon Korns was a son of Daniel Korns, Sr. and Elizabeth Reiver (i.e., Reiber).
The following newspaper article about the 50th wedding anniversary of Solomon and Mary Korns is from the September 6, 1897 issue of the "Evening Tribune" newspaper of Unionville, Missouri. Click here to see the full page of the newspaper that the article is from. The image of the newspaper page was provided by Lori J. Robinson, whose father Donald "Don" Earl Robinson was adopted and named by Fay Frances Harold (Korns) Robinson and her husband George Earl Robinson in 1930. The newspaper page was among Don Robinson's possessions when he died in 2021. Fay was a daughter of George Washington Korns, who was a son of Solomon Korns and Mary Fink.
The following image was also provided by Lori J. Robinson, and depicts a paper that was in her father's possessions at the time of his death. Somerset County actually borders Maryland, but is very close to West Virginia, which was formed from Virginia in 1863. Don's possessions also included a copy of the book "The Genealogy of Michael Korns, Sr. of Somerset County Pennsylvania".
Click here to see Solomon Korns's signature in the 1845 Southampton Township Tavern Petition of Jacob Knuff.
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