COFFMAN, Annie Elizabeth (Goetz)

Date of birth:  21 March 1856 Bartholomew County, Indiana
Date of death: 5 July 1933 Nineveh, Johnson County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Evening Star, 6 July 1933



Well Known Resident of Nin-
eveh––Funeral Rites Friday
––Burial at Nineveh


NINEVEH, July 6—Mrs. Elizabeth Coffman, age 77, widow of Young Coffman, passed away Wednesday evening at 9:30 o’clock at her home in Nineveh. Mrs. Coffman had been ill for several weeks but her death was very sudden and was a great shock to her family.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Nineveh Christian Church in charge of the Rev. Harry Lett. Burial will be in the Nineveh Cemetery.

Mrs. Coffman was born March 21, 1856 in the St. John’s community near Columbus, the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Baumgeotz. Her parents were born in Germany. At the age of eighteen she was married to Young Coffman. Soon after her marriage she came to the Nineveh community to make her home.

Surviving are three sons Jacob and Robert of near Nineveh and William of Franklin, six daughters, Mrs. Lester Stinebarger of Franklin, Mrs. Thomas Mills of the Union community, Mrs. Oscar Hants and Mrs. Sarah Richardson of near Nineveh, Mrs. Ivory Dunham of Indianapolis and Miss Josie Coffman who lives at home. Twenty-eight grand­children and twenty great-grand­children also survive.

Mrs. Coffman was one of eleven children of whom only three are dead. The surviving brothers and sisters are Mrs. Sarah Coffman, James Goetz, Nineveh; Mrs. Etta Wirey, Franklin; Mrs. Mary Long, Indianapolis; Mrs. Ella Rice, Edinburg; George Goetz, Valparaiso; John Goetz, Columbus; Mrs. Emma Stillabower, Edinburg. Jacob Goetz and Mrs. Margaret Weaver preceded their sister in death.

Mrs. Coffman had resided the greater part of her life in the Nineveh community and was one of the highly esteemed woman of this locality. She was a devoted wife and mother and a good neighbor. She was noted in the community for her willingness to assist in time of trouble or grief. In addition to her relatives she leaves a host of friends.

Submitted by Mark Wirey