Joseph Etter Corkum

(8 June 1815 - 1907)

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Relationship3rd great-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Corkum
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Corkum Family Pedigree
Descent from Peter H. Gorkum - c. 1550 (#1)
Descent from Peter H. Gorkum - c. 1550 (#2)
FatherJohannes Corkum (14 Mar 1792 - 18 Nov 1845)
MotherMartha Etter (1 Jun 1797 - )

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildJoseph Etter Corkum was born on 8 June 1815, in Chester, Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia.1
GroomHe married Dorothy Ann Elizabeth Pentz, daughter of Jacob Ernst Pence and Anna Maria Sophia Corkum, on 21 October 1839.
DeceasedHe died in 1907 in Scots Bay, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada.2
InterredHe was buried in Scots Bay Union Church Cemetery (NewCemetery.), Scots Bay, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada.3

Children with Dorothy Ann Elizabeth Pentz:


1897 Joseph Etter Corkum was a Farmer living in Scots Bay, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada4

Residences and Censuses

Joseph Etter Corkum appeared on the 1861 Census of Canada in Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada. This was the Nova Scotia Personal Census by Ages, 1860-1. Joseph's family consisted of a total of 12 persons - 9 males and 3 females; one female who was over 5 and under 15 years of age was unable to read; there were 2 males and 1 female over 5 and under 15 who could not write.5
In 1871, Joseph Etter Corkum lived in Nova Scotia.
In 1881, Joseph Etter Corkum lived in Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia.
He and Dorothy Corkum appeared on the 1892 State Census of Scots Bay, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada, enumerated 25 April 1891, Joseph is listed as 75 years old, married, and a farmer. Dorothy is listed as 73 years old.. Their children Clement and Edith were listed as living with them, The family is living next door to their daughter-in-law Sarah and four of her children. Their son, Sarah's husband George Edward DeLacy Corkum, was probably living in Malden Massachusetts as he married Carrie C. Mann there in 1893. Also shown living in the household, listed as lodgers, are 10 year old Gracie and 7 year old Benjamin Tupper. Joseph's and Dorothy's son Noble and his family is living nearby.6

Sources - Citations

  1. [S8] Census of Canada, 1891, online at:; accessed: unknown date accessed.
  2. [S210] Find A Grave, online at; Photographs and data are submitted by volunteer members - Text only data should be confirmed by additional sources, name, relationship, location, year of death: Find A Grave Memorial# 118053477; photo.
  3. [S210] Find A Grave, online at, name, relationship, year of death: Find A Grave Memorial# 118053477; photo.
  4. [S946] McAlpine’s Nova Scotia Directory, 1890-1897 : Containing an Alphabetical Directory of Each County, and a Separate Directory of the Cities and Provincial Towns. Also a Directory of the Magdalen Islands and St. Pierre de Miquelon. A Business Directory of all Advertisers and Subscribers, With an Appendix of Useful Information and Indexes (Halifax, Nova Scotia, and St. John, New Brusnwick: D. Mc Alpine & Son, 1897), pg. 811.
  5. [S945] Joseph E. Corkum household, Nova Scotia Personal Census by Ages, 1860-1, Kings Co., Nova Scotia; Polling District, No. 1, Abstract, No. 9, Line No. 20; Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Class: RG 9; Piece: 452; Folio: 46; Page: 20; GSU roll: 542640 1861 England Census (database online)
  6. [S8] Census of Canada, 1891, online at:, Nova Scotia, Dist. 37 Kings, S,District 4 Scotch Bay, pg. 17, family 77, lines 6-11.
  7. [S18] Historical Vital Statistics - Births Marriages Deaths (Halifax, Nova Scotia: Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics, 2010), parents' names; Registration Year: 1869; Book 1826; Page 36; No. 174.
  8. [S938] DeLacy Corkum, Standard Certificate of Death; Registered No. 387; (25 November 1913), Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy, Tracy Home Office, Birth 6 Feb 1841; Death 28 Oct 1913; Father Joseph.
Last Edited8 Dec 2017

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