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This Korns website covers Carl Korn family history and other Korns history. Carl settled in Maxatawney Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Carl's son Daniel Korn settled in Lehigh County, PA. Carl's son Michael Korn settled in Southampton Township, Somerset County, PA near Wellersburg. Michael Korns' Descendants settled in Holmes County, Ohio and elsewhere.

Introduction
The uncopyrighted 1949 book "The Genealogy of Michael Korns, Sr. of Somerset County Pennsylvania" was written by Charles Byron Korns, Sr. MD and focuses primarily on the descendants of Michael Korn/Korns, Sr. of Southampton Township, Somerset County, PA. It also includes information on his siblings, and his father, the immigrant Carl/Charles Korn of Maxatawney Township, Berks County, PA.

How to access the Korns genealogy book
Individual low resolution chapters of the Korns book are available below in PDF format. Click here to see high resolution photos from the book. Click here to view a searchable text-only copy of the book.

  • Introduction and Contents (197KB)
  • Chapter I Carl (Charles) Korn (183KB)
  • Chapter II Michael Korns, Sr. (1093KB).....click here for improved scans of Ch. II pages 34-76 (3259KB)
  • Chapter III Daniel Korns Branch (568KB)
  • Chapter IV Catherine Korns Branch (15KB)
  • Chapter V Mary Magdalene Korns Branch (195KB)
  • Chapter VI John Korns Branch (97KB)
  • Chapter VII Susanna Korns Branch (42KB)
  • Chapter VIII Rebecca Korns Branch: This chapter is missing from book due to a printing error.
  • Information on the Rebecca Korns branch (donated by Neal Carter)
  • Chapter IX Charles Korns Branch (506KB)
  • Chapter X Christina Korns Branch (113KB)
  • Chapter XI Barbara Korns Branch (127KB)
  • Chapter XII Delilah Korns Branch (81KB)
  • Chapter XIII Michael Korns, Jr. Branch (1528KB)
  • Chapter XIV William Korns Branch (685KB)
  • Chapter XV Jacob Korns Branch, Brother of Michael Korns, Sr. (122KB)
  • Chapter XVI Daniel Korns Branch, Brother of Michael Korns, Sr. (93KB)
  • Chapter XVII Henry Korns Branch, Brother of Michael Korns, Sr. (109KB)
  • Chapter XVIII Catherine Korns Heiman (Hoyman), Sister of Michael Korns, Sr. (42KB)
  • Conclusion (42KB)

    Where to see an original Korns genealogy book
    The Korns genealogy book is available for viewing at the Carnegie Library, Oakland, PA, at the Historical Society of Berks County, and at the Historical and Genealogical Society of Somerset County. Another interesting Korns-related book is "A Clowes-Swanson Genealogy" (Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 1989) by Lois Clowes Witherspoon, M.A.; it is available at the Carnegie Library, the Centre County Historical Society, the Coshocton Public Library, the Clarion County Historical Society Library, the Historical Society of Berks County, the Historical Society of Delaware, and the Lehigh County Historical Society.

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