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George Henry Corkum (1749 - 1836)

Mr. George Henry "Georg Henrich, Georg" Corkum aka Von Gorkum, Gorckum
Born in Westhofen, Rhine, Pfalz, Germanymap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 16 Sep 1777 in Lunenburg, Lunenberg, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Lunenburg, Colony of Nova Scotia, Colony of Britainmap
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Georg Heinrich Corkum was born 27 April 1749 [1] in Westhofen, Germany.[2] He was baptized a few days later on 2 May 1749 in Pfungstadt, Hessen, Germany [3]. His surname on his baptism record is spelled Gorckum [4].

Christened 17 NOV 1767 at St. Paul's Anglican Ch., Lunenburg, NS.

Georg arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia on 6 June 1752 via the Pearl. [5]

Research Notes

A William Gorkum appears on the 1770 Lunenburg Census with one man, one woman, and one girl. One North American and two foreign birth.[6]


  1. Germany, Select Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
  2. Descendants of Johan Wilhelm Corkum
  3. Germany, Select Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
  4. Germany, Select Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
  5. U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
  6. NS Chester Town Records
  • NS Chester Town Records. Chester, Nova Scotia, Town Records, Record Type: microfilm. MG4, Vol. 13. Repository: Nova Scotia Public Archives and Records Management, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • Corkum desc. report. Descendants of Johan Wilhelm Corkum, Recipient: Virginia Basken, Address: Nova Scotia, Author E-mail: bernice.corkum --at-- 6 November 1996
  • Records of the Dutch Reformed Church of Lunenberg, NS, Canada. Baptisms: 1770-1819 and 1837-1870. Marrriages: 1770-1818. Burials: 1771-1818 and 1837-1854.
  • "From Gorinchem [Gorkum] Holland, to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada", Location: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. Author: Arlene Bailey
  • Germany, Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013. FHL Film Number: 1195494. Reference ID:B2 p 115.
  • U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc, 2010. Place: Halifax, N.S.; Year: 1752; Page Number: 23.


  • Research by Jamie Swindells, imported from Public Member Trees.
  • Research by Marsha Auger.

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