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

      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

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