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Horn: Miscellaneous Records

Theodore Horn (John Henry, Henry Joseph, John, Henry Joseph)
1880-1899 estimated

Not much is known about Theodore. He is assumed to have been born around 1880 and died before the 1900 census was taken. According to the 1900 census Mary Horn had given birth to 7 children, of whom 6 were living. Theodore is not enumerated in the 1880 census.

Flora Horn (John Henry, Henry Joseph, John, Henry Joseph)

Birth: September 1881

Spouse: Irvin Chamberlain

Children: Gilbert and Irvin.

Death: 1971

Harry Milton Horn (John Henry, Henry Joseph, John, Henry Joseph)

Education: Maryland Institute of Engineering.

Occupation: Civil Engineer

Spouse: Cornelia Heal Dakin

Children: Cornelia Katherine, Harry Milton Jr, John Dakin, and Mildred Elizabeth.

William Gilbert Horn (John Henry, Henry Joseph, John, Henry Joseph)

Birth: Born August 1884 in Baltimore.

Spouse: Eleanor Chase (1881 - 13 February 1957) According to Maryland Death Record 1956 - 1957, Record #1580 Eleanor Chase Horn was 76 years old at her death.

Children: William Gilbert Jr.

Census Records:

1900 Federal Census
William is 15 years old and he has been working all year as an apprentice painter.


1930 Federal Census (T626, Roll 855, page 115, 11-WD Baltimore, MD)
Residence: 239 Lanvale Street, Baltimore, MD
William J. Horn, Architect, Printing Company Owner, born MD.
Eleanor Chase Horn, Singer, Peabody Conn., born MD.
Mrs. A. C. Chase, 59, mother-in-law, no occupation, born MD.

Death: March 19, 1944 Baltimore [Source:Horn family records].


John E. Kemp (John Henry, Henry Joseph, John, Henry Joseph)


Spouse: Zula H. Spaulding. Zula was born about 1887, died after 1930 census was taken.They were married on October 9, 1911 in Baltimore, MD.

Marriage Announcement: Horn-Spaulding
"Miss Zula H. Spaulding was married to Rev. J. E. Kemp Horn, pastor of Park Heights Church, at the home of the bride's mother in Baltimore, Oct. 9. J. F. Heisse, pastor of Park Place, Strawbridge, officiating." [source: The Christian Advocate, Volume 86, October 19, 1911, 1433 (25).]

Children: none

Education: Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Johns Hopkins Graduate Student (1906).

Occupation: Minister

Assistant Minister: Emory United Methodist Church,3799 Church Road, Ellicott City, MD.

Pastor: 1911 Park Heights Church, Baltimore, MD.

Pastor: 1934-1941 St. Paul’s Church (United Methodist), 129 N Potomac Street Hagerstown, MD.

Founder: J E Kemp Horn Center for Retarded children at Smithsburg, MD

Census Records:

1920 Federal Census (Vol. 19, E.D. 86, Sheet 10, Line 65)
Residence: 1711 East Chase Street, Baltimore, MD
J. E. Kemp Horn, age 34, born MD
Zula Horn, age 32, born PA I

1940 Federal Census (
Residence: 1940 131 North Potomac Street Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland

Death: September 1966, Hagerstown, MD

"His Deeds Will Live On", Op Ed, Morning Herald, Hagerstown, MD September 24, 1966, page 6.

"The Rev. J. E. Kemp Horn died this week at the age of 80, but his name and his deeds will llive on.

They will live primarily in the Kemp Horn Training Center for Retarded Children, which he founded in 1952 near Smithsburg.

His name will be remembered in gratitude by the parents of scores of retarded children who have found at Kemp Training Center the help and the guidance they have so desperately needed.

And he will be remembered for his long years of ministering to the needs of his fellow man as pastor of many churches, among them St. Paul's Methodist in Hagerstown.

He will also be remembered for his active and dedicated role in many civic enterprises.

Of the Rev. Mr. Kemp Horn it can truly be said that his good deeds will live on after him. "

Obituary: Rev J E Kemp Horn 80 Dies At Hospital

The Rev J E Kemp Horn pastor of St Paul's Methodist Church in Hagerstown from 1931 to 1941 and founder of the J E Kemp Horn Center for Retarded Children at Smithsburg died at 8 p.m at theWashington County Hospital. Mr Kemp Horn had been retired for the past 15 years. He was a son of the late Mr and Mrs John H Horn. Educated at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Johns Hopkins Universit, Mr Kemp Horn was ordained into the ministry in 1911. He served Baltimore and Washington churches. When he retired from the ministry in 1952 Mr Kemp Horn organized the local program for retarded children and established the training center which was named in his honor. He was a chaplain in World War 1, a member of the District Conference of Methodist Churches, served on the Washington County Welfare Board and was a former president of the Civic Music Association. He was a member of the Torch Club and an honorary member of the Suburban Kiwanis Club. Mr Kemp Horn married Mrs Zula Spaulding who preceded him in death. In 1951 he married Mrs Carl Brandt who served with him at the Epworth Church in Washington. Besides his wife Mrs Bess of Hagerstown he is survived by a sister Mrs Charles Chamberlain, Baltimore. J E Kemp Horn stepdaughter Mrs Julia B Hoopes Hagerstown step grandchildren nieces and nephews. The body has been removed to the funeral home of A K Coffman where friends may call today. On Saturday it will be moved to St Paul's Methodist Church where it will lie in state one hour prior to the service at 11. The Rev Raymond Lick superintendent of the District Conference and Rev Dr Norman F Van Brunt pastor of St Paul's will conduct the service. Burial will be made in Druid Ridge Cemetery. The family requests that flowers be omitted and suggests memorial contributions to St Paul's Methodist Church. [Source: The Morning Herald, Hagerstown, MD, September 23, 1966, P. 2.]

Karl Martin (John Henry, Henry Joseph, John, Henry Joseph)

Birth: January 1892 Baltimore, MD.

Spouse: Marion E. Mcleabe (1892-?), born in PA. Her father was William E. Mcleabe and mother was Elizabeth W. Maguigau.

Children: Kemp W., William Ellsworth, and Florence.

Census Records:
1920 Federal Census (Vol. 26, E.D. 471, Sheet 15, Line 46)
Enumerated in the household of William E. Mcleabe (Karl Horn's father-in-law)
4101 Kate Avenue, Baltimore City, MD are:
Karl N. Horn , age 28, born MD.
Kemp M. Horn, age 1-10/12, born MD

Death: April 8, 1945, Baltimore, MD.


Alonzo Merritt Horn (John Henry, Henry Joseph, John, Henry Joseph)

Birth: 1898, Baltimore, MD. Note: The 1920 census indicates Alonzo was born in Missouri, but everything else indicates Baltimore. Probably a transcription error.

Spouse: Henrietta Warner (1901-1979)

Children: Henry Warner.

Occupation: Advertising Agent

Census Records:

Death: 1954, Catonsville, Baltimore County, MD


Note: Horn Generation #6 is not included in this history for privacy reasons.