Henry J. Korn

I found a new tidbit on Ancestry today. The obituary for Henry J. Korn (my great-grandfather), who died in October 1962.

KORN_Henry_J-obit-Oct-1962It lists survivors: his wife, Frieda, children Florence Burrell and Arthur Korn, his mother Anna Dengg, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

That would be me.

Three of his grandchildren have died: Janice (my mom), Diane and Nancy, all children of Florence. As far as I know, Arthur’s children are still living, so I won’t mention them by name.

It’s always exciting to find these items, even if there is no new information. But it really makes a connection when you see yourself mentioned, however obliquely.

Source information:

Ancestry.com. Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.

The Chicago Tribune. Chicago, IL, USA: The Chicago Tribune, 1850-1985.

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