The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 741, Van Buren Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"WILLIAM KORNER was born in Union County, Pennsylvania, April 22, 1834, and is next eldest of four children - BENJAMIN F., WILLIAM, MARGARET and SARAH J. - born to JOHN G. and ELIZABETH (SHOWERS) KORNER, natives of Pennsylvania, and of Holland descent. The family moved from Pennsylvania to Stark County, Ohio, thence to Seneca County, and in 1847 came to Pulaski County, and settled in Indiana Creek Township, where the father died, and where the mother still lives. William Korner was married in Pulaski County, June 3, 1855, to HANNAH PEYTON, who was born in Pickaway County, Ohio, September 26, 1833, and is the daughter of THOMAS and REBECCA PEYTON. MR. KORNER has owned four different farms in this township, all of which he has occupied. He moved on his present place of eighty acres about 1872. In February, 1864, he enlisted in Company D, One Hundred and Forty-seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served until the close of the war. He is an Odd Fellow, and at present holds the office of Township Assessor. He has had a family of seven children, named as follows: JOSEPH F., WILLIAM H. (deceased), JOHN R., HENRY S., CHARLES M., VAN B. and EFFIE E."