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Simon Karns and family

Simon was the eldest son of John Heft and Rachel (Hixson) Karns. He was born 16 June 1847 near Clearville, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He married Englebert "Bertie" Mearkle 20 July 1871; he died on 9 March 1912. They had eleven children. We have information on some of the children and their families, but not all of them. Simon and Englebert are buried in the Rock Hill Cemetery near Clearville, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. A large family gathering shown here gives several family connections.

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01-Simon, son of John Heft and Englebert Karns, 1907
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02-Simon Karns family about 1907
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03-Karns at Simon's home about 1908
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04-Karns at Simon's, identification
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05-Lester's wife's mother who cared for Elmer Karns
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06-Grubb house where Elmer lived
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07-Leota and Ralph O'Neal, 1992
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08-Family heirloom cradle
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09-Marie (Karns) Burket
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10-Nettie's son Wm. Snyder Jr. in 1992
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11-Ira in his 1912 Maxwell
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12-Ira Karns with wife and grandson
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13-Ira and Martyne Karns
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14-Ira's daughter Margaret and husband
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15-Ira's family, 1945
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16-William, son of Ira, and family, 2003
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17-Doug, descendant of Simon, 2005
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18-Erastus, son of Simon and Englebert
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19-Mark Karns and family
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20-Marshall Karns and wife, 1964
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21-Anabel, daughter of Marshall
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22-Everett High grads, 1905
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Created by Forrest Ladd on 07 July 2007