Date of birth: 27 Apr 1852 Indiana
Date of death: 25 Oct 1917 Nineveh, Johnson County, Indiana
Source: Franklin Democrat, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, November 2, 1917
DEATH OF YOUNG COFFMAN Young Coffman, son of Isaac and Eva Coffman, was born April 27, 1852 and passed away at his home in Nineveh, Ind., Thursday, Oct. 25, 1917, at 9:15 p.m., aged 65 years, 5 months and 28 days. The deceased had lived on a farm near Nineveh until eight years ago when they moved to their present home in Nineveh. He was married to Annie Elizabeth Geotz, March 19, 1874. To this union were born twelve children, two of whom have passed to the great beyond. Seven daughters, three sons, and the wife, two brothers, James and John, and twenty-five grand- children survive him. The children are Mrs. Sarah Richeson, Mrs. Elmer Ratliff, Jacob, William and Josie Coffman and Mrs. Oscar Hants of Nineveh; Mrs. T. A. Mills of the Union neighborhood, Robert Coffman and Mrs. Lester Steinbarger of Franklin, and Mrs. Ivory Dunham of Edinburg. The deceased was brought up as a Lutheran having united with the Ohio Ridge Lutheran Church at the age of twenty-four and was an elder of that church at the time of his death. While he had never become a member of either of the churches in Nineveh, he was a regular attendant and a contributor toward the support of the M.E. church. As a man, Mr. Coffman was honest and upright, as a husband, kind and affectionate, as a father, gentle and loving. These children are deprived of a good father and the community has lost a good citizen. His presence will be missed by those who knew him in life, by his family, his neighbors and friends. The funeral was held at the Nineveh Christian Church Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. I. M. Cross. Burial in the Nineveh Cemetery.
Submitted by Mark E. Wirey