Carl (Charles) Korn Proprietary return from Penna. Archives, 3rd Series, Vol. 18, page 40

This Carl (Charles) Korn proprietary return is from the "Pennsylvania Archives", 3rd Series, Vol. 18, page 40. It is referenced in the 1949 book "The Genealogy of Michael Korns, Sr. of Somerset County Pennsylvania" as follows:

"Sometime after Carl's arrival he married. The given name of his wife was Otillia. The surname is unknown. The couple located in Maxatawney Township, Berks County, Pa. about 1754. The records show two land warrants were granted to Carl (Charles) Korn, March 19th, 1755 and February 17th, 1758 respectively. Ref. Penna. Archives, 3rd Series, Vol. 26, page 279. 3rd Series, Vol. 18, page 40-Proprietary Return, County of Berks, Maxatawney Township, 1767, 100 acres.

Carl Korn had either brought money across the ocean with him or else was ambitious, industrious and thrifty for he soon acq uired (sic) property and was taxed in Maxatawney Township as early as 1755. The tax records show the name spelled by the Tax Collector and the Assessor several ways, as, "Carl Korn," "Charles Korn or Corn," all assessments being on the same piece of property but in different years. Carl Korn lived in Maxatawney Township, Berks County from 1754 to 1778. He reared a family of seven children, namely, Catherine, Charles, Jr., Michael, Jacob, Daniel, Henry, and Magdalena."

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