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MRS. S. J. WILLIAMS. 

Historian. 



Coler Family 



HISTORY AND GENEALOGY 



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Mrs. S.J. Williams, of Warrensburg, Mo. 



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PREFACE. 



In the Coler family this is the first gleaning of the field for 
facts for a family history and genealogy. The gleaner com- 
menced years ago and had several sheaves gleaned, which were 
put into my hands eighteen months ago, to finish the field. 

The Coler family in America can he traced to one individual 
source — Henry Coler, who emigrated to the Unitetl States with 
his wife and two little girls in 1791. His descendants number 
now near five hundred families, which are all included in this 
genealogy except Isaac Sherer, who started west with his wife 
(Sarah Sonafrank) and died at Keokuk, Iowa, in i860, leaving 
two children, a girl and a boy. These two children cannot be 
found, although much time and money has been spent in the 
search. 

This book will be of intense interest to all who are embraced 
in the record and of inestimable value to their descendants in 
tracing family lineage. The facts which I have collected have, in 
many instances, come to me as grains of gold from mountains 
of sand, worked over with untiring scrutiny, because they are 
gold to the Coler family. Henry Coler's descendants are scat- 
tered from California to Xew York City, and from Minnesota 
to South Carolina. I have traveled over the most of this ground 
to gather facts and tradition for this book. By rail I have trav- 
eled five thousand one hundred and thirty-one miles ; by buggy, 
two hundred and sixty-nine miles. I have written to date, one 
thousand and ninety-eight letters and three hundred and seventy- 
five postal cards. I have not spared myself, time or money, to 
make the Coler Book a repository of facts that will interest the 
members of the familv. 



I am indebted to too many members of the family for aid 
given me on my rounds to mention all of tbeir names, but I am 
especially indebted to G. W. Coler, of Maysville, W. Va., for 
help about the old Coler homestead ; and to Oscar Brock, the 
American Dept. Consul at Nuremberg, and to Col. W. N. 
Coler, who visited that city for the second time last summer, 
for the authenticated copy of the Coler coat of arms, the picture 
of Old Neuhofr and several valuable old pictures of the members 
of the Coler family. 

In religion the majority of the family are Methodist ; in poli- 
tics, republican. The Cosner branch of the family number over 
twice as many as any other branch of the family. Among Henry 
Coler's descendants I have not found one criminal, cripple, de- 
formed or feeble-minded person and no one in abject poverty. 
This sturdy and worthy ancestor has been honored by indus- 
trious and frugal descendants. 

Should these facts tend to strengthen the family bond be- 
tween the seven great branches by bringing them into nearer 
acquaintances and kinship, I will be partly compensated for my 
labors. 

The work is submitted to the members of the family with 
these explanations and remarks in the hope that it will be accept- 
able ; and as there are blank leaves in the back of the book for 
further genealogy and facts, I am wishing that at some distant 
day the book will be revised. 

MRS. S. J. WILLIAMS. 



TABLE NO. i. 

Of the extinct family of Coler of Neunhof, called Forstmeister 

(Forester). 



This in the year 1688 totally extinct old councilor eligible 
and noble family was possessed in these olden times of consider- 
able landed property in the vicinity of Nuremberg-, and under 
the Holy Roman Empire held the office of Forstmeister (For- 
ester) over the woods of St. Sebaldt, from which office they re- 
ceived the additional name of Forstmeister (Forester), and in 
fact used only this name and discarded altogether the family 
name of Coler. As soon as the Honorable Magistrate of Nurem- 
berg had acquired these woods the name of Forstmeister also 
ceased to apply to this Family, as will be seen in the following 
tables. This family of Coler must not be confounded with an- 
other equally noble family of Nuremberg, who spelled their 
name Koler or Koeler, and who had an entirely different origin. 

BERTHOLD COLER, called Forstmeister (Forester), veri- 
table progenitor of all the following men and women of this ex- 
tinct noble house, died in 1257, May the 25th, and lies at Nurem- 
berg, before the Altar of the Cross in the Cloister of the Barefoot 
monks. His spouse was Elss von Bruckberg. 

(CHILDREN OF BERTHOLD COLER.) 

ERCKENBRECHT I. COLER, called Forstmeister, proge- 
nitor of the Erckenbrecht side line, died 1304 in Vigil Pasch and 
lies in the St. Egidien Church of Nuremberg, to which church he 
had made considerable endowments. Spouse, Gertraud Pfinzin- 



COLER FAMILY HISTORY AS 1> GENEALOGY. 



gin, daughter of Berthold Phinzing, Imperial Mayor of Nurem- 
berg, and Gunda Pfinzingin, who bore him five children. 

NICOLAUS COLER, called Forstmeister. 

FRANZ I. COLER, called Forstmeister, continued the main 
line. Of him and his descendants see Table II. 

(CHILDREN OF ERCKENBRECHT I. COLER.) 

CONRAD COLER, called Forstmeister. 

FRANZ II. COLER, called Forstmeister. 

ERCKENBRECHT II. COLER, called Forstmeister, 
elected senator of Nuremberg 1313, died 1349, and lies in the 
aisle of the cross in the Cloister of the Barefoot Monks. Spouse, 
Gertraud of Abensberg, died 1340, the 14th of March, and rests 
by her lord. 

ANNA COLERIN, called Forstmeisterin, lies as benefac- 
tress in the Cloister of Ebrach. Her husband, Seifried Holz- 
schuher, died 1334. 

GERTRAUD COLERIN, called Forstmeisterin. 
(CHILDREN OF ERCKENBRECHT II. COLER.) 

CONRAD COLER, called Forstmeister, elected senator of 
Nuremberg 1386. and died 1406 without bodily heirs. His 
spouse, Agnes of Neuenmarck, daughter of Berthold of Neuen- 
marck and Agnes of Neuenmarck, born a Schopperin of Schop- 
pershof, married 1386. 

NICOLAUS COLER, called Forstmeister. guardian at St. 
Clara in Nuremberg, 1349, elected senator 1389 and died 1395, 
and lies in the Church of the Holy Ghost next to the new hospi- 
tal. Spouse, Elizabetha Fuchstelin, daughter of Albrecht Fuch- 
stel and Elizabetha Fuchstelin, born an Abensberg. 

GERHAUS COLERIN, called Forstmeisterin, died child- 
less. Her husband, Heinrich Stromer of Reichenbach, died 
1348. 

WALBURGA COLERIN, called Forstmeisterin. 

ERCKENBRECHT III. COLER, called Forstmeister, was 
senator in 1388. Spouse, Anna Stromerin of Reichenbach, 
daughter of Ulrich Stromer of Reichenbach to the Golden Rose 
and Margaretha Stromerin of Reichenbach. 



COLER FAMILY. 







10 COLER FAMILY HISTORY AXD GENEALOGY. 

(CHILDREN OF NICOLAUS COLER.) 

NICOLAUS COLER, called Forstmeister. 

STEPHAN COLER, called Forstmeister. 

GERTRAUD COLERIN, called Forstmeisterin, died child- 
less. Her husband, Friederick Schnod. 

CARL COLER, called Forstmeister, was senator of Nurem- 
berg in 1404 and died 1431, childless, as the last of this Ercken- 
brecht side line. His spouse, Anna Neidungin, daughter of 
Ulrich Neidung. 

(CHILDREN OF ERCKENBRECHT III. COLER.) 

MARGARETHA COLERIN, called Forstmeisterin. Her 
husband was Hans Sachs. 
WOLFF SACHS. 
REINMANN SACHS. 



TABLE NO. 2. 

Of the extinct family of Neunhof, called Forstmeister. 

FRANZ I. COLER, called Forstmeister, continued the main 
line (Table No. 1), died 1280 and lies buried in the Barefoot 
Cloister at Nuremberg. Spouse (I) Agnes Stromerin, daughter 
of Conrad Stromer, the hereditary marshal forester and master 
of the hounds of the Holy Roman Empire, and Imperial Mayor 
of Nuremberg, and of Beatrice Stromerin, born a von Berg, died 
March 27th, 1300. (II) Margareta MufHin, daughter of Jacob 
Muffels and Elizabeth Mufflin, born a von Berg. 

(CHILDREN OF FRANZ I. COLER.) 
1. 
OTTO COLER, called Forstmeister, died April nth, 1351, 
and lies beside his two wives in the aisle of the Cross in the Bare- 
foot Cloister at Nuremberg. Spouse (I) Anna von Pechthal. (II) 
Gertraud Pfinzingin, daughter of Berthold Pfinzing, senator of 
Nuremberg, and Gertraud Pfinzingin, born an Ebnerin, died 
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I. 

AGNES COLERIN, called Forstmeisterin, died 1362; hus- 
band, Leupold Muzel, married 1343. 

1. 

ANNA COLERIX, called Forstmeisterin; husband Fred- 
erich von Neuenmarck. 

1. 

FRANZ III. COLER, called Forstmeister, died 131 1. 
Spouse, Adelheid Erlerin, daughter of Rudiger Erler and Adel- 
heid Erlerin, born a Vorchtlin, died 1327, June 27th, and lies 
next her husband in the aisle of the Cross in the Barefoot 
Cloister. 



(CHILDREN OF OTTO COLER.) 

ANNA COLERIN. called Forstmeisterin. Husbands (I), 
Jacob Haller, died 1355, Friday after Easter. (II) Andreas 
Stromer of Reichenbach, senator of Nuremberg, died 1392, Mon- 
day after Bartholomew and lies in the new hospital at Nurem- 
berg. 

2. 

( )TT( ) C( )LER, called Forstmeister. in his time the office 
of forester ceased. Died 1369, October 27th, and lies in the 
Barefoot Cloister in the aisle of the Cross. Spouse, Petronella 
Schopperin, daughter of Frederich Schopper and Agnes Schop- 
perin, born a Holzschuherin. She rests next her husband. 

2. 
FRANZ IV. COLER, called Forstmeister, died December 
3rd, 1 37 1, and lies before the Chapter in Barefoot Cloister. 
Spouse (I), Anna Hirschwangerin, died childless. (II) Agnes 
Pfinzingin, daughter of Berthold Pfinzing and Margaretha Pfinz- 
ingin, born a Mauerin, died 1400, March 22nd, and rests bv his 
side. 

(CHILDREN OF FRANZ III. COLER.) 

GERHAUS COLER, called Forstmeisterin. Husband, 
Paulus Muffel, died 1399, on Stephen's Day, and lies in St. Se- 
baldt. 



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ADELHEID COLERIN, called Forstmeisterin. Husband, 
Ortholff Grabner, died 1377. 

(CHILDREN OF OTTO COLER.) 

MARGARETHA COLERIN. Husband, Ulrich Haller, 
senator of Nuremberg, died 1422, on St. Catherine's Day. 

PETRONELLA COLERIN. 

AGNES COLERIN. Husband, Hans Stromer of Reichen- 
bach, died 1394, in Sebaldi, in Bertholdsdorff, and was buried 
there. 

(CHILDREN OF FRANZ IV. COLER.) 

STEPHAN COLER, continued the main line. Of him and 
his descendants see Table III. 

ULRICH COLER became a member of the Order of Ger- 
man Knights, died 1424, and his death shield hangs in St. 
Jacobs, at Nuremberg. 

PETER COLER, died 1433. 

CUNEGUNDE COLERIN. Husband Leupold Schurstab, 
■died 1408, of the plague. 

AGNES COLERIN, died 1443. Husband, Hans Dorrer. 

CONRAD COLER, died 1414. Spouse, Anna, a noble Be- 
haimin of Weisenburg at the Nordgau, who bore him eight 
•daughters. 

(CHILDREN OF CONRAD COLER.) 

ANNA COLERIN. Husband, Berthold Behaim, tax col- 
lector and guardian of St. Catherine's, in Nuremberg. Died 
1405, the 7th of April, and lies in St. Catherine's. 

MARGARETHA COLERIN. Husband, Hans Tracht. 

The other six daughters died unmarried. 



TABLE NO. 3. 

Of the extinct family of Coler of Nuenhof. 

STEPHAN COLER, continued the main line (Table II). 
Was senator of Nuremberg in 1402, old burgmaster 1432, died 
1435, and rests in St. Egidien. Spouse, Cunegunda Fuchsin, 
-died 1436, and lies next to him. 



CVLER FAMILY HISTORY AXD GENEALOGY. 



(CHILDREN OF STEPHAN COLER.) 

HANS COLER. elected to the council of Nuremberg, made 
head chieftain, died 1473, and lies buried with her in St. Egidien. 
Spouse, Barbara Osterreicherin, daughter of Wilhelm Oster- 
reicher, died 1491. 

ERCKENBRECHT IV. COLER, was senator at Nurem- 
berg in 1435, died 1472, and lies in the aisle of the Cross in St. 
Egidien. Spouse (I), Anna Ellwangerin, daughter of Sebald 
Elhvanger. (II) Catharina Kressin, daughter of Conrad Kress- 
cus of Kraftshof and Mayach, senator of Nuremberg, and of 
Walburga Kressin, born a Waldstromerin 1419, married 1435, 
died 1450. 

ULRICH COLER. 

CLARA COLERIN. Husband, Lorenz Rumel, died 1450. 

CUNEGUNDA COLERIN, died childless. Husband, Er- 
hard Fleckdorffer. 

MARGARETHA COLERIN, died 1471, the 3rd of October, 
and lies in the Barefoot Cloister. Husband, Hans Haug. 

GEORG COLER, died 1448, and lies in St. Egidien. Spouse, 
Margaretha Kopfin, daughter of Hipold Kopfen, and Margaretha 
Kopfin, born a Schopperin. 

BARBARA COLERIN. Husband Nicolaus Mufrel of 
Eschenau, died 1392, Sunday before Candlemas. 

(CHILDREN OF HANS COLER.) 

STEPHAN COLER elected to the council of Nuremberg 
1471, elected younger burgmaster 1474, and died 1498, and lies 
with her in St. Egidien. Spouse, Ursula Hallerin, daughter of 
Georg Haller of Bamberg, and Magdalena Hallerin, born an 
Eisvogelin, died 1500, after having borne him 16 children. 

BARBARA COLERIN. Husband, Anton Holzschuher, 
senator of Nuremberg, married 1456 and died 1484, Tuesday 
before the Immaculate Conception, and lies with her in St. Se- 
baldt. 

MAGDALENA COLERIN. Husband Lucus Kozel, mar- 
ried 1467. 

FRANZ V. COLER. 



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COLER FAMILY HISTORY AXD GENEALOGY 



ERCKENBRECHT V. COLER, was senator to Nuremberg 
1450, resigned 1470, died 1494. Spouse (I) Christina Behaimin, 
daughter of Wilhelm Behaim and Christina Behaimin, born an 
Ortliebin, died 1482, after having borne him 13 children. (II) 
Cunegunda Bruckamerin of Bamberg, married 1483. 

HANS COLER, died 1494 on St. Mathew's Eve. 

GEORG COLER, elected to the council 1488, younger burg- 
master in 1498, died 1513, and lies in the aisle of the Cross in 
St. Egidien. Spouse (I) Barbara Tucherin, daughter of Hans 
Tucher and Margaretha Tucherin, born a Hallerin, born March 
27th, 1459, married 1482, died April 22nd, i486. (II) Ursula 
Schlusselfelderin, daughter of Anton Schlusselfelder and Bar- 
Lara Schlusselfelderin, born a Landauerin, married 1487, died 
1518. 

(CHILDREN OF STEPHAN COLER.) 

SEIFRIED COLER was senator of Nuremberg 1500, died 
1 5 13, and lies in St. Johannis. Spouse (I) Ursular Bruckamerin, 
daughter of Fritz Bruckamer of Bamberg. (II) Magdalena 
Ercklin, daughter of Martin Erckl and Elizabeth Ercklin, born 
a Hirschvogelin, married 1505, February 7th. Both marriages 
were childless. 

NICOLAUS COLER, died 1487, in the service while in 
Rome. 

WOLFF COLER died 1505, without heirs. Spouse, Martha 
Cammererin, daughter of Hans Cammerer. 

GEORG COLER died in the war against the French in the 
battle of Petschera. 

CATHARINA COLERIN, was prioress of St. Catherin's 
at Nuremberg. 

The other eleven children died while young. 
(CHILDREN OF ERCKENBRECHT V. COLER.) 

HANS CASPAR COLER COLER. 

CHRISTINA COLERIN, nun in St. Catherine's. 

BARBARA COLERIN, nun in St. Clara, in Nuremberg. 

URSULA COLERIN, nun at Catherine's. 

The other nine children died voting. 



COLER FAMILY. 



(CHILDREN OF GEORG COLER.) 
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CHRISTOPF COLER, born 1483, elected to the council of 
Nuremberg 1520, young burgmaster 1528, September, 1531, and 
died 1536. Spouse, Margaretha Rieterin, of Kornburg, daugh- 
ter of Hans Rieter of Kornburg, by Kalbensteinberg, senator of 
Nuremberg, and of Margaretha Rieterin of Kornburg, born a 
Schmidtmayerin, married 1518, the 3rd of August, died 1543. 

2. 
CASPAR COLER. died 1536. 
GEORG COLER. 
SEBALD COLER. 
MATTHAUS COLER. 

(CHILDREN OF CHRISTOPF COLER.) 

CHRISTOPH COLER, head of the again extinct Christo- 
pher side line. Of him and his descendants see Table IV. A. 

HIERONYMUS COLER, head of the Hieronyish side line. 
Of him and his descendants see Table IV. B. 

PAULUS COLER, continued the main branch. Of him and 
his descendants see Table IV. C. 

HANS COLER, died 1547, the 20th of July, childless, and 
lies in St. Johannis. Spouse, Helena im Hof, daughter of Gabriel 
im Hof, senator to Nuremberg, and of Helena im Hof, born a 
Welserin ; was born 1528, the 8th of January, married 1546, the 
26th of July, died 1597, on the 15th of December. 

CATHARINA COLERIN. Husband Franz Teschler, mar- 
ried 1561. 

MARGARETHA O ILERIN. 

BARBARA COLERIN. 

HELENA COLERIN. 



TABLE IV. A. 

Of the extinct family of Coler of Neunhof, showing the Christo- 
pher side line. 

CHRISTOF COLER, progenitor of the Christopher side 
line (Table III), died in 1559, on the 9th of May. Spouse, Doro- 



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thea Hassmannin of Kenmath, daughter of Heinrich Hass- 
mann. 

(CHILD OF CHRISTOF COLER.) 

CHRISTOF GABRIEL COLER, died 1615, the 31st of 
August. Spouse, Margaretha Danzbeerin of ( iunzendorfif, 
daughter of Hans Danzbeeren of Gunzendorf in Selesia. 

(CHILDREN < »F CHRISTOF (.ABRIEL COLER.) 

CHRISTOF COLER. 

LEUPOLD COLER. 

GEORG CHRISTOPF COLER. 

LEOXHARD COLER. 

MARIE MAGDALENA COLERIN. 

SAP, IX A C( )LERIN. 

RUPRECHT COLER, died 1617 in Prag. 

EUPHEMIA COLERIN. Husband Hans Paulus Pabst, 
married 1617. 

JOACHIM COLER, died 1626 on the parade ground in 
Magdeburg. Spouse, Catharina, Peslerin, daughter of Paul 
Pesler and Elisabetha Peslerin, born a Lochingerin. 

(CHILD OF J< >ACHIM COLER.) 

FELICITAS COLERIN, born March 28th, 1626, died the 
last one of this line. Pier husband | 1 ) Julius Ayerer, of Landeck, 
married 1667, the 2nd of July, died 1675, the 27th of December. 
(II) Hans Wolff Bosiz, married 1681. 

TABLE IV. B. 

Of the extinct family of Coler of X T eunhof, showing the Hieronv- 

mish side line. 

HIERONYMUS COLER, progenitor of the Hieronymish 
side line (Table III), born 1528, died 1573, the 16th of Decem- 
ber. Spouse, Marie Alstadtin, daughter of Hans Alstadt and 
Regina Alstadtin, born a Arztin of Augsburg, married 1568, the 
1 8th of March. 



20 COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 



(CHILDREN OF HIERONYMUS COLER.) 

HIERONYMUS COLER, died 1595. Spouse, Marie Kol- 
erin, daughter of Hieronymus Koler and Brigita Kolerin, born a 
Grolandin, married 1592, the nth of July. She bore him two 
daughters, who died immediately, then married again a Mr. 
Heinrich Scherln. 

REGINA COLERIN. 

MAGDALENA COLERIN. Husband Hans Philipp 
Schurstab of Oberndorff, married 1593, the 12th of December, 
died 1623. 

ROSINA COLERIN. Husband Georg Friedrich Adelmann 
of Ausbach. 

ELEONORA COLERIN. Husband Paulus Pesler, mar- 
ried 1624, the 5th of October, died 1632. 

TABLE IV. C. 

Continuing the main line of the extinct family of Coler of 

Neunhof. 

PAULUS COLER continued the main line (Table III). Was 
elected senator of Nuremberg in 1558, then master of the forest 
and governor, and died 1568, January 29th. Spouse, Felicitas 
Furerin of Haimendorff, daughter of Christof Furer, of and to 
Haimendorff, Kirmreuth, Rothenbach and Renzenhof, senator 
of Nuremberg, and of Katharina Furerin of Haimendorf, born 
an Imhof, born 1533, married 1554, the 30th of July, died 1580. 

(CHILDREN OF PAULUS COLER.) 

PAULUS COLER of Neunhof continued the main line. Of 
him and his descendants see Table V. 

HANS FRIEDERICH COLER. 

HANS CHRISTOF COLER. 

BARBARA COLERIN. Husband, Nicolaus Rottengatter, 
married 1590, the 14th of December, died 1622, the 14th of Jan- 
uary. 



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COLER FAMILY HISTORY AXD GENEALOGY. 



CATHARINA COLERIN, died 1596. Husband, Stefan 
Mulich, married 1584, the 14th of December. 

HELENA COLERIN. Husband (I), Paulus Ferleger, mar- 
ried April 26th, 1596, died October 24th, 1604. (II) Marcus 
Rieter of Kornburg, senator of Nuremberg, born August 26th, 
1569, married November 28th, 1606, died October 12th, 1607. 

MARIA COLERIN. 

FELICITAS COLERIN. 

ROSINA COLERIN. 

ERKENBRECHT VI. COLER, died 1603. Spouse, Sus- 
anna Secklerin, daughter of Georg Seckler and Anna Secklerin, 
born a Lohmayerin, married 1594, the 7th of January. 

(CHILDREN OF ERCKENBRECHT VI. COLER.) 

JACOB ERCKENBRECHT COLER. 

SUSANNA COLERIN, born 1596, the 29th of September, 
died 1668, the 31st of August, and lies buried in Krafftshof. 
Husband, Hans YVilhelm Kress of Kressenstein of Kraffts and 
Neuenhof, head tax commissioner of the privy council and Im- 
perial Mayor of Nuremberg. Born March nth, 1580. married 
March 14th, 16.15, and died January 5th, 1658. 



TABLE V. 



Of the Hans Paul line of the extinct family of Coler of Neunhof. 

PAULUS COLER continued the main line (Table IV), was 
born 1553, elected to the council of Nuremberg in 1583, was 
appointed school commissioner, and died November 26th, 1605. 
His spouse was Marie Harssdorfferin, daughter of Peter Harss- 
dorffer and Sabina Harssdorfferin, born an Imhof, widow of 
Johann Christof Geuders, of Heroldsberg, through whom the 
estate of Neunhof came into the possession of the family of 
Coler. Born October 22nd, 1552, married July 23rd. 1582, and 
died 1625. and lies with him in St. Johannis. 



COLER FAMILY. 



(CHILDREN OF PAULUS COLER.) 

HAXS PAULUS COLER of Neunhof, head of the Hans 
Paul side line, was born 1583, at first ensign in the Helmstadt 
Regiment in Elsass, afterwards assessor and sheriff of the Land 
and Peasant Court of Nuremberg, resigned 1646 and died Sep- 
tember 7th, 1669. Spouse (I) Rosina Stocklin, daughter of Wil- 
helm Stockl and Katharina Stocklin, born an Ebnerin, married 
June 26th, 1620. (II) Regina Tucherin of Simmelsdorff, daugh- 
ter of Philip Jacob Tucher of Simmelsdorff of the older privy 
council of Nuremberg, and Anna Maria Tucherin of Simmels- 
dorff, born a Tucherin of Simmelsdorff, born 1603, married 
1636, the 1 6th of August, died 1677, the 4th of January. 

HANS CHRISTOF COLER of Neunhof, born 1584. 

SABINA COLERIN of Neunhof, born and died 1585. 

MARIE COLERIN of Neunhof, born 1587, died 1632, the 
21st of October. Husband, Paulus Haller of Hallerstein, born 
1580, the 4th of August, married 1608, the nth of January, died 
1632, the 29th of September. 

HANS CHRISTOF COLER of Neunhof, head of the Hans 
Christof side line. Of him and his descendants see Table VI. A. 

SABINE COLERIN of Neunhof, born 1590, died 1663, 
August 7th. Husband (I), Hans Thomas Oertel of Grunsberg, 
married 161 3, the 12th of April. (II) Hans Adam Schlusselfelder 
of Kirchensittenbach, born 1597, married 1623, July 14th, and 
died 1673, February 12th. 

GEORG SEIFRIED COLER of Neunhof, continued the 
main line. Of him and his descendants see Table VI. B. 

MARIE SALOME COLERIN of Neunhof, born 1594, died 
1632, the 31st of December, at Reicheneck. Husband, Andreas 
Ernst Castne of Schnaitenbach, guardian of Schnaitenbach, born 
1589, the 23rd of June, married 1628, the 21st of July, in Reich- 
eneck, died 1632. 

MAGDALENA COLERIN of Neunhof, died 1635, without 
issue. Husband, Siegmund Held, called Hagelsheimer, married 
1626, the 23rd of October, died 1639. 



24 COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 




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(CHILDREN OF HANS PAULUS COLER.) 

PAUL SIEGEMUND COLER of Neunhof, born 1637, the 
16th of October, was assessor and sheriff of the lower court of 
Nuremberg, died 1685. Spouse, Katharina Imhof, daughter of 
Jacob Imhof and Susanna Imhof, born a Hallerin of Hallerstein, 
born 1639, the nth of August, married 1660, the 28th of March, 
died 1669, the 28th of January. 

HANS PHILIPP COLER of Neunhof, born 1640. the 19th 
of July, died 1642, the 26th of March. 

REGINA COLERIN of Neunhof, born 1644, the 18th of 
March, died 1717. the 9th of August. Husband. Johann, Adam 
Georg Christopf Gender, of and to Heroldsberg, Stein and Unt- 
ersdorff. Head Imperial Councilor, then tax commissioner of 
the head privy council and Mayor of Nuremberg, born 1641, the 
1 2th of October, married 1668, the 3rd of March, died 1718, 
the 5th of October. 

(CHILDREN OF PAUL SIEGEMUND COLER.) 

KATHARINA REGIXA COLERIN of Neunhof, born 
1 661, the 9th of April, fell down the stairs on the Gleisshammer 
and died a few days later, 1672, the 29th of August. 

MARIE SALOME COLERIN of Neunhof, born 1664, the 
13th of September, died 1666, the 31st of December. 

CARL SIEGEMUND COLER of Neunhof, born 1667, the 
1 2th of August, died in his youth. 



TABLE VI. A. 

The Hans Christoph side line of the extinct family of Coler of 

Neunhof. 

HANS CHRISTOPH COLER of Neunhof, head of the 
Hans Christoph side line (Table V.), born 1589, elected to the 
council of Nuremberg 1627, resigned 1629, appointed Royal 
Swedish First Lieutenant, also commander and guardian of 
Lichtenau, died 1637, December 15th. Spouse, (I) Helena 
Harssdofferin, daughter of Wolf Harssdorffer, old privy coun- 



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cilor and Helena Harssdorfferin, born a Hallerin of Hallerstein, 
born 1593, married May 27th, 1616, died August 31st, 1621. 
(II) Eleonora Schnurlin of Defersdorff, daughter of Hans Chris- 
toph Schnurl of Defersdorff, and Katharina Schnurlin of Defers- 
dorff, born a Hallerin of Hallerstein, born 1596, the 15th of Jan- 
uary, married 1622, the 6th of May, died 1652, the 23rd of No- 
vember. 

(CHILDREN OF HANS CHRISTOPH COLER.) 

1. 
HAXS CHRISTOF COLER of Neunhof, born 1618. 

1. 
HELENA ROSINA COLERIN of Neunhof, born 1620, the 
20th of March ; husband Carl Kirchmayer of Prag, married 
1645, tne 27th of March, died 1670, the 27th of February. 

2. 
ELEONORA KATHARINA COLERIN of Neunhof, born 
1623, died 1633. 

2. 
HANS CHRISTOPH COLER of Neunhof, born and died 
1625. 

2. 
CHRISTOPH ERCKENBRECHT COLER of Neunhof, 
born 1626, died 1634. 

2. 

CHRISTOPH SEIFRIED COLER of Neunhof, born 1628, 

died in Italy. 

2. 
MARIE FLORENTINA COLERIN of Neunhof, born and 
died 1629. 

2. 
MAGDALENA COLERIN of Neunhof, born and died 1634. 

TABLE VI. B. 

GEORG SEIFRIED main line of the family of Coler of 
Neunhof. 

GEORG SEIFRIED COLER of Neunhof continued the 
main line (Table V.), born 1592, elected to the council of Nurem- 



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28 COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 

berg 1614 elected old burgmaster and guardian 163 1 and died 
1632, December 3rd, ten hours before his wife. Spouse, Marie 
Kressinof Kressenstein, daughter of Jobst Kressen of Kressen- 
stein of Razelsdorff, guardian of Engelsthal, and Maria Kressin 
of Kressenstein, born a Furerin of Haimendorf, born 161 7, the 
3rd of November, died 1632, the 3rd of December. 

(CHILDREN OF GEORG SEIFRIED COLER.) 

GEORG SEIFRIED COLER of Neunhof, born 1622, the 
22nd of March, elected to the council of Nuremberg in 1659, 
younger burgmaster in 1666, censor in 1670, governor in 1671 
and head governor in 1680, died 1688, the 21st of July, and was 
the last one of his noble race. Spouse, (I) Susanna Imhof, 
daughter of Jacob Imhof and Susanna Imhof, born a Hallerin of 
Hallerstein, born 1629, the 14th of March, married 1654, the 6th 
of March, died 1685, the 4th of July. (II) Maria Hedwig Pfin- 
zingin of Henfenfeld and Maria Martha Pfinzingin of Henfenfeld, 
born a Holzschuherin, born 1664, the 26th of August, married 
1686, the 26th of April, died 1746, the 25th of May. 

MARIA SALOME COLERIN of Neunhof, born 1620, died 
1670. Husband, Ferdinand Jenisch of Augsburg, married 1641, 
died 1667, the 10th of April, at Neunhof. 

ANNA PHILIPPINA COLERIN of Neunhof, born 1621, 
died 1653. 

(CHILDREN OF GEORG SEIFRIED COLER.) 

MARIE MAGDALENA COLERIN of Neunhof, born 1654, 
died. Husband, Georg Friederich Pomer, born 1648, the 3rd of 
July, married 1683, the 17th of September, died. 

MARIE ROSINA COLERIN of Neunhof, born 1655. 

CLARA SUSANNA COLERIN of Neunhof, born 1657. 

BARBARA SABINE COLERIN of Neunhof, born 1659. 

HELENA JAKOBINA COLERIN of Neunhof, heiress to 
the estate of Neunhof, which she brought into the family of 
Welser, born 1661. Husband, Johann Michael Welser of Neun- 
hof, born 1628, died 171 4. 

ANONYMA, born 1667. 



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The name COLER first appears in history about the year 
A. D. 1230, when Berthold Coler held the office of Forstmeister 
over the woods of St. Sabaldt. A more ancient spelling of the 
name was Colerus, which indicates its Latin origin. Some mem- 
bers of the family retained the Latin form of spelling long after 
Berthold Coler's time. About 1600 other changes were made in 
the spelling and the name written Koler and Kohler. but never 
Koler or Koehler. 

The Coler coat of arms, as shown in YYappen book in the 

archives of Nuremberg, published in , is a shield and a 

ring; the face of the shield, when shown in colors, is red, and 
the ring white or silver. Sometimes, however, the face is white 
or silver and the ring black. The shield with ring is the essential 
part and all else appearing in the coat of arms is only ornamental. 
It is this coat of arms, the shield and ring, which prove beyond 
a controversy that all who adopted it were of the same family, 
no matter how the name was spelled. It will be seen in the 
picture of Georgius Colerus, a copy of an old engraving in my 
possession, that his father spelled his name Koler, as on the 
shield. He evidently adopted the more ancient name Colerus, 
and still below the "C" is used in Coleronne. Note that the ring 
is on the shield and that it is also held by the angels at the 
bottom of the picture. On the bronze plate placed on the 
tombstone of another eminent preacher buried in the Nurem- 
berg is the Coler coat of arms and the name. The lines of coat 
of arms on the sides show the female line of descent of his father 
and mother. 

The recognized history of the old families of Nuremberg is 
that published in 1748 by Biedermann ; the title page of which 
reads : "The Genealogy of the Patriciate of Nuremberg. Con- 
sisting of the most trustworthy researches among the ancient 
documents, bills of purchase and feoffment, marriage contracts, 
and epitaphs of the lordly, baronial and noble families, and com- 
piled in its present form by John Gottfried Biedermann." 

In a chapter devoted to the Colers he says that "This coun- 
cilo, eligible and noble family was possessed in these olden time 
of considerable landed property in the vicinity of Nuremberg, and 
under the Holy Roman Empire held the office of Forstmeister 



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over the woods of St. Sebaldt. This family must not be con- 
founded with another equally noble family of Nuremberg who 
spelled their name Koler or Kohler, and who had an entirely 
different origin. 

Biedermann makes no other mention of the Koler or Koehler 
family who were not recognized as one of the patrician families, 
but proceeds to give the history of the descendants of Berthold 
Coler, tracing them down to 1688, when the last of the male line 
entitled to inherit died, and Xeunhof, the homestead, was inher- 
ited by Helena Jakobina Coler, who brought the same into the 
family of Welser, the present owners, by her marriage with 
John Michael Welser. 

The Coler family was one of the oldest and most prominent. 
They held the office of Forestmeister over two hundred years and 
many members of the family held high offices in church and 
state. 

HEXRY COLER AXD MARGRETTA RUMORS, HIS 

WIFE. 

HEXRY COLER was a son of John Coler, a direct descend- 
ant of the Colers of Xuremberg, Bavaria, Germany. 

Henry Coler, the son of John Coler, was born about 
the year 1750, and brought up in a small village near the City 
of Hanover, Germany, where his father resided and was engaged 
in agricultural pursuits. He early showed a fondness for liter- 
ature and desired to become a doctor, but for pecuniary or other 
reasons his wishes were not gratified. His father kept him at 
work in the fields until old enough to learn a trade and then ap- 
prenticed him to a tailor. He finished his apprenticeship and 
remained under the parental roof until he became of age, then 
left and went to the City of Hamburg. A year or two later he 
made his way to Frankfort-on-the-Main, where he lived several 
years, and then returned to Hamburg. 

While in Frankfort and Hamburg, Henry Coler found more 
or less time for study and made such good use of his time that 
he had learned to read and write the English with considerable 
fluency before coming to America. 

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many, near Hamburg, where two children, girls, were born. 
Elizabeth, in 1779, and Dorothea on January 15, 1789. In the 
year 1791 they came to America with his wife's brother, Jacob 
Rumors, landing at Philadelphia, Penn., where three months 
after their landing, on September 19, 1791, their son John was 
born. Soon after this they emigrated to Virginia, settling in 
Hardy county, near Moorefield, in what is now called Old 
Fields, here five more children were born: George, David, 
Isaac and Margretta, twins ; and Mary. Old Fields is where the 
north and south branch of the Potomac joins and makes the 
Potomac proper, and is the most fertile valley in the United 
States. When the two branches are on a rise there is so much 
water that it cannot get through the gap in the mountain where 
the Potomac flows. It backs up and overflows the valley called 
( )ld Fields, and leaves a rich deposit. Old well diggers say the 
soil is eight feet deep. Moorefield, the county seat of Hardy 
county, is situated in this valley, which is about five miles long 
and three miles wide. The town has now a population of about 
2,000 inhabitants. It is an old-time Virginia town, with large 
brick stores and residences; clean, broad streets, grand old 
trees, under whose shade one can walk all over the town, and 
whose drives, going out into the Mountain pikes, are most beau- 
tiful ; especially the drive along the south branch of the Potomac 
and through the Petersburg gap to Moorefield. 

"Henry Coler," as an old grand dame said, "was the handiest 
man on the mountain in his time. He could set broken bones, 
care for the sick, write contracts, wills, etc. He lived in the 
witchcraft days and was called a witch doctor. Several circum- 
stances were told me of him this summer when I visited that 
part of the state for data, pictures and tradition for the Coler 
book. 

In going home one dark night he encountered a witch who 
jumped up behind him on his horse to bewitch him. He struck 
her with a heavy cane he carried and broke her shoulder. He 
went on home and told his wife, Margretta, that he would soon 
be sent for to set a bone. "How do you know?" she said. "Well, 
you will see," he answered. Soon there was a rap at the door 
and a lad said, "Mr. Coler, Granny fell down the ladder and 



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broke her shoulder." He went and set the shoulder and as he 
was leaving her he whispered to her, "Don't you try to bewitch 
Henry Coler again." 

On another occasion, himself and a neighbor had been 
sprouting stumps and worked as long as they could see. In 
going home they had to go over a bridge where a "White Witch" 
held forth. The neighbor wanted to walk several miles around to 
miss the witch, but Henry Coler said, "No, I have wanted to 
meet that witch." So they went over the bridge. The "White 
Witch" appeared and Henry Coler pulled the handle out of his 
grubbing hoe, which was loose, and threw the hoe at the "White 
Witch," knocking it down. He went to it and picked it up, and 
it proved to be an old man in the neighborhood, with a white 
sheet thrown over him. 

These stories may show us what education had done for him 
in helping him to see how the ignorant were imposed upon in 
those days. He educated his children as best he could, teaching 
them at home and sending them away to "pay schools" some 
miles distant. 

Henry Coler lived in Old Fields on the south branch of the 
Potomac, farming and making buckskin breeches and coats for 
his family and his neighbors until he bought the Patterson Creek 
mountain farm and moved there, which is only about four miles 
from where the old home was. Patterson Creek mountain is 
unlike the other mountains of that range in that it has a sloping 
valley on the side of the mountain where the house stood and 
on the top of the mountain a flat table land of about twenty acres. 
There is where the old orchard stood which Henry Coler planted, 
two trees of which are standing yet. (See picture of one of them 
elsewhere.) He lived in this home on the side of the mountain 
until his death, which occurred on the nth day of February, 
1820, three days after his will was written. In his weakened state 
he was not able to sign his name, hence his cross appears on his 
will. He was buried on his mountain farm, south of w r here the 
house used to stand, beside his twin daughter, Margretta. (Pic- 
tures of the graves will be seen elsewhere.) 

Isaac Coler having gone to Ohio with the Cosners, now 
comes back to Virginia and after his father's land, goods and 



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chattels were sold, took his mother and sister Mary, who was a 
young girl, back to Ohio where they kept house together near 
Mt. Vernon until his mother's death, which occurred on Decem- 
ber 15, 1824. She is buried in Mt. Vernon on the lot where 
the First Presbyterian church now stands. 

In religion, Henry Coler and his wife, Margretta, were Luth- 
erans of the strictest kind, keeping all the fast days, ascension day 
and other days kept by good Lutherans. 



WILL ( )F HEXRY COLER. 

Made the 8th day of February, 1820. 
Probated the 14th day of March, 1820. 

In the name of God, amen; I, Henry Coler, of Hardy county, 
State of Virginia, being weak in body bu* of sound memory, (be- 
loved of God) do, this eighth day of February, in the year of our 
Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty, make and 
publish my last will and testament in the manner following, vixt, 
that is to say, first I give and bequeath my soul to God and my 
body to the earth, then, next my funeral expenses to be dis- 
charged and all my just and honest debts settled and paid. Then 
I give unto Margretta, my loving wife, a bedstead and bedding, a 
sorrel mare and her saddle and choice of the cows, a spinning 
wheel and reel. Then I bequeath unto my youngest son Isaac a 
yearling past colt and a rifle gun and my saddle. Then I give 
and bequeath unto my youngest daughter Mary, a cow that she 
claims as hers, a spinning wheel, and five peuter plates. Now 
after the above legacies are complied with then my real and per- 
sonal estate and effects to be praised and sold by public sale as 
soon as convenient and then the money arising from P. Estate 
one third to be paid unto my loving wife Margretta and the other 
two thirds to be equally divided amongst my sons and daughters, 
vixt, to my sons John, David, George and Isaac and to my daugh- 
ters Elisabeth, Dorotha and Mary, unto all them share and share 
alike; and then lastly I nominate and constitute and appoint my 



36 COLER FAMILY HI6T0RY AXD GENEALOGY. 

son David Coler and Jacob Rumor, Sr., my whole and sole exec- 
utors of this my last will and testament to be executed according 
to law and whereunto I have set my hand and seal the day and 
date above written. 

his 
HEXRY x COLER, (SEAL) 
mark 
Signed sealed and in the presence of us 
his 
JACOB x WOLF, 
mark 

JOSEPH CORNELL. 

At a court held for Hardy county, the 14th day of March, 
1820, this last will and testament of Henry Coler, deceased, was 
presented in court by David Coler, one of the executors therein 
named proved by the oaths of the two witnesses thereto and 
ordered to be recorded and on motion of the said executor a 
certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due 
form, he having taken the oath of an executor and with security 
entered into and acknowledged a bond conditioned as the law 
directs. Teste 

ED. WILLIAMS, Clerk. 
A Copy Teste H. C. 

C. B. WEEHN, Clerk. 
Recorded in Will Book No. 35, Page 55. 

SALE BILL. 

The Sale Bill of the Goods and Chattels of Henry Coler, 
deceased, March 25, 1820: 
Dr.— 

George Coler, to the land $295 00 

Abraham Lear, 1 harrow I 15 

Abraham Lear, 3 tubs and potatoes 50 

Jacob Wolf, 1 bread tray 35 

George Coler, 3 gums 30 

David Coler, 2 pitchforks 95 

Philip Cosner, doubletree and clevises 1 50 



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Philip Cosner, sprouting hoe and spade 115 

Henry Cosner, manure fork and hoe 1 05 

Abraham Lear, 1 tub and potatoes 45 

Jacob Wolf, plane and box 55 

John Cornell, writing desk and irons 60 

Henry Cosner, riddle and sifter 1 50 

Philip Cosner, 2 axes 1 50 

Abraham Lear, 1 shovel plow 2 60 

Jacob Draise, casket and irons 25 

David Coler, churn and cards 25 

Philip Cosner, sickles and cutting knives .... 25 

Jacob Draise, chairs and Taylor tools 1 50 

Westry Baldwin, chairs 10 

Wm. Cornell, churn and fat tub 25 

Win. Cornell, bucket and crocks 5 

Martin McNamar, 2 iron pots 1 50 

Philip Cosner, 1 kettle 1 oo 

David Coler, 3 scythes 80 

Philip Cosner, 1 half bushel 50 

George Coler, 2 half barrels 65 

George Coler, 2 tubs 25 

Jacob Powell, tinware 1 15 

Jacob Cosner, prow and augers 1 15 

George Coler, well buckets and hoe 75 

John Berry, bridle and geers 4 00 

John Berry, chair and handage 80 

John Berry, 1 tub 50 

Mrs. Coler, tub and basket 30 

George Coler, 2 gums 12 

Mrs. Coler, 2 little kegs 50 

Philip Cosner, 2 deer skins 75 

George Coler, 1 grind stone 1 50 

Jacob Draise, 1 bottle castor oil 1 05 

Philip Cosner, shuttles and brushes 35 

Philip Cosner, 1 chest 2 00 

Jacob Wolf, 1 desk 6 85 

John Cornell, umbrella and glass 2 00 

John Cornell, 1 silver watch 11 00 



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Mrs. Coler, to bed and bedding at the apprm't. 12 00 

David Coler, 1 pair of saddle bags 1 60 

George Coler, 1 cupboard 1 80 

Jacob Draise, to books 85 

Abraham Lear, 2 bottles 1 00 

Abraham Lear, 2 bottles 1 20 

Philip Cosner, jug and bottle 60 

Philip Cosner, coffee pot 5 

Philip Cosner, 1 bucket 25 

David Coler, t wagon 79 00 

James Smith, Jun., hemp and flax 

Jacob Powell, 10 head of sheep 13 05 

John Berry, 1 cutting box 65 

Israel Lett, wheat fan 25 

John Berry, 1 horse 39 05 

Wm. Wilson, 1 heifer calf 2 55 

Jacob Rumor, Jr., 1 red cow 11 75 

James Snodgrass, 1 young bull 6 50 

James Snodgrass, 1 black heifer 7 05 

Wm. Wilson, 3 hogs 6 00 

Mrs. Coler, to 3 hogs at the appraisement. . . 6 00 

Win. Wilson, sow and pigs 7 9° 

Christian Cosner. 1 bee hive I 00 

Wm. Vanflat, 2 bee hives 1 95 

Jacob Powell, 3 bee hives 55 

George Keller, 4 bee hives -'55 

Philip Cosner, 1st lot of wheat 10 00 

Philip Cosner, 2d lot of wheat 10 00 

Philip Cosner, 1 lot of rye 8 00 

Personal estate $3 2 6 82^ 

At a court continued held for Hardy county the 14th day of 
June, 1820, this account of the sales of the estate of Henry 
Coler, deceased, was returned and ordered. 

Teste, 
A Copy, Teste, ED WILLIAMS, Clk. Ct. 

C. B. WEEHN, Clerk. 
Recorded in Wills Book, Xo. 3, page 80. 



40 COL EH FAMILY HISTORY AND GESEALOGY. 

INVENTORY. 

An inventory of the goods and chattels of Henry Coler, de- 
ceased, March 25, 1880: 

One harrow $ 2 25 

Two tubs and potatoes 75 

One bread tray 50 

Three gums and 2 pitch forks 1 50 

Double trees and clevises 1 25 

Sprouting hoe and spade 1 00 

Manure fork and hoe 1 00 

One tub and potatoes 50 

Plane and box 1 00 

Writing desk and irons 50 

Riddle and sifter 2 00 

Two axes 1 75 

One shovel plough 1 50 

Basket and irons 50 

Churn and cards 50 

Sickles and corn slashers 50 

Chain and Taylor tools 1 00 

Two chairs 1 00 

Churn and fat tub 50 

Bucket and crocks I 00 

Two iron pots 1 50 

One kettle 1 50 

Three scythes 1 25 

One half bushel 75 

Two half barrels 1 00 

To amount carried $ 26 50 

Two tubs 75 

Tinware 1 00 

Frouv and augers 1 50 

Well bucket and hoe 1 00 

One bridle and geers 3 00 

Chair and hand axe 1 25 

One tub 25 



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Two gums 25 

Two little kegs 75 

Two deer skins 1 00 

One grind stone 50 

Tub and basket 1 00 

$ 12 25 
26 50 

$ 38 75 
Mrs. Coler, Dr. at the appraisement — 

One shovel plough $ 1 50 

One tub 25 

One lot of castings 5 00 

One bridle and geers 3 00 

One lot of carpenter tools 1 50 

Mattock, axe and lock chain 5 00 

Scythe and two hoes 2 00 

Iron wedge and fishing net 75 

One big wheel and hackle 3 5° 

Three chairs 1 50 

One set of crockery ware and tray 1 25 

Pewter - 1 25 

Knives and forks 75 

To books 1 00 

Coffee pot and mill 1 00 

To shoemaker's tools 1 50 

One lot of crockery ware 1 00 

To her amount $ 31 65 

Mrs. Coler's amount carried over $ 31 65 

One bedstead and bedding 12 00 

To 3 hogs 6 00 

$ 49 65 

One bottle castor oil $ 1 00 

Shuttles and brushes 75 

One chest 2 00 



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Umbrella and looking glass i 50 

One desk 5 00 

One silver watch 10 00 

One pair saddle bags 1 50 

One cupboard 1 25 

One set of books 1 25 

Two bottles 75 

Two bottles 75 

Jug and bottle 1 00 

Coffee pot and brush 25 

One bucket 32 

One bedstead 25 

One wagon 50 00 

One cutting box 1 50 

One wheat fan 2 50 

Hemp and flax 1 50 

Ten head of sheep 10 00 

One bay horse 35 00 

One heifer calf 2 00 

Three hogs 6 00 

Three sows and five pigs 7 00 

Eleven bushels of rye 22 00 

Eleven bushels of wheat 22 00 

One red cow 9 00 

One young bull 7 00 

One small heifer 5 00 

Four bee hives 6 00 



$215 67 
49 65 
38 75 



$304 27 
An inventory of Henry Coler's property, March 25, 1820. 

MARTIN McNAMAR, 
CHRISTIAN COSNER. 
At a court continued held for Hardy county, the 14th day of 
June, 1820, this inventory and appraisement of the estate of 



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Henry Coler, deceased, was returned and ordered to be recorded. 

Teste, 

ED WILLIAMS, Clk. Co. 
A Copy, Teste, 

C. B. WEEHN. Clerk. 
Recorded in Will Book. No. 3, page yy. 

ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNT. 

Agreeable to an order of court to me directed to settle the 
administratorship of David Coler on the estate of Henry Coler, 
deceased, I have this day examined the sale bill and vouchers 
and find them to stand thus: 

SALE BILL. 

George Coler, to land and sundry articles of 

sale $299 62^ 

Abraham Lear, sundry articles 7 25 

Jacob Wolf 7 56 

David Coler 82 66| 

Philip Cosner 39 75 

Henry Cosner 2 55 

John Cornell 13 80 

Jacob Dran 3 80 

Wesley Baldwin 1 r 

William Cornwell 30 

Martin McNemar 1 50 

Jacob Powell 14 45 

John Berry 44 20 

Mrs. Coler 12 80 

Jas. Smith, Jr 30 

Israel Lett 25 

William Wilson 18 75 

Jacob Rumor, Jr 11 75 

James Snodgrass 13 55 

Christian Cosner 1 00 

Wm. Vanflat 1 95 

George Kellar 2 55 

$568 01 



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A list of vouchers received of David Coler — 

Robert Reaman's receipt on note for $ I 50 

S. M. McMeckin's, do 79 

M. Throckmorton received do 8 00 

Jacob Drain 2 00 

John Heiskell 2 00 

James Snodgrass 10 37 

Valentine Simmons 4 14 

Sheriff's receipt 1821 41 55 

Fee bill of clerk 7 25 

Harness and surleys 88 64 

John Hood 6 00 

John Mullins 18 23 

Joseph Vanmeter's D. S. receipt fcr 19, 20 . . 6 66 

John Seymour's receipt 121 19 

M. D. Williams 6 50 

Chas. Lobb for drawing deed I 25 

Harness and surley 2 35 

Jas. Gray 4 12 

Jas. Alfrey 2 29 

Jas. Alfrey, receipt on note 5 37^ 

Jacob Vanmeter 60 65 

John Mullin 1 y^ 

George Shears 4 00 

To Joseph McNemar, D. S 30 

To Jacob Woolf, one of the appraisers 50 

To John Idlemon 37^ 

To James Smith 4 58 

To Jas. McNemar 3 50 

To Jacob Powell 13 37 

To Thomas Bryan 7 09^ 

To Isaac V. Seymour 3 00 

To Martin McNemar, one of the appraisers . . 50 

Brought over $443 28 

To 5 per cent on $443 22 15 

To commissioner to settle the estate 1 00 



$400 43 



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Amount of sale bill $5^8 01 

400 43 



$101 58 
There appears to be in the hands of the adms. not accounted 
for the sum of one hundred and one dollars and fifty cents. 

Balance in the hands of the adms $101 58 

JAMES SEYMOUR, Corns. 

August 10, 1825. 

At a court continued and held for Hardy county the 9th day 
of November, 1825, this settlement of the estate of Henry Coler,. 
deceased, was returned and ordered to be recorded. 

Teste, 

ED WILLIAMS, C. H. Co. 
Copv Teste, 

' C. B. WELBON, Clerk. 
Recorded in Will Book, No. 4, page 75. 

April the 7th, 1813, surveyed for Henry ^oler a tract of land 
in Hardy county on Patterson Creek Mountain, adjoining the 
lands of Isaac Vanmeter and Abel Seymore, agreeable to an 
entry made January the 1st, 18 12, by virtue of part of a land 
office treasury warrant of 661 1 acres N. 615, issued to William 
Heath, Sept. the 17th, 1794. 

Bounded as followeth : Beginning at a chestnut oak and 
berch near a road by a water hole, thence S. 47 W. 200 ps. to a, 
black oak, thence N. 64 ps. to a chestnut oak and gum on the 
top of the mountain, thence N. 82, W. 88 ps. to three sugar trees, 
corner to Abel Seymour and with his line N. 32, E. 278 ps. to- 
two red oaks in a line of Isaac Vanmeter's, and with the same 
S. 69, E. 36 ps. to two chestnuts corner to another survey of sd. 
Vanmeter and with the same N. 71 E. 184 ps. to a white oak and 
hickory, then leaving sd. lines S. 19 W r . 195 ps. to the beginning,, 
containing three hundred and twelve acres. 

WILLIAM HEATH, S. H. C. 

Copy Teste. 

' C. B. W-ELTON, Clerk. 



COLEE FAMILY HISTORY AXD GENEALOGY. 



DEED. 

HENRY COLER TO SAMUEL McMECKIN. 

This indenture made this 15th day of June, 1818, between 
Henry Coler and Margaret, his wife, of the County of Hardy, 
and State of Virginia, of the one part, and Samuel McMeckin 
of the County and State of the other part, Witnesseth, that the 
said Henry Coler and Margaret, his wife, for and in consider- 
ation of the sum of Forty dollars to them in hand paid by the 
said Samuel McMeckin, the receipt whereof they do hereby 
acknowledge, and thereof release, acquit and discharge the said 
Samuel, his heirs and assigns, have granted, bargained and sold 
and by these presents do grant, bargain and sell unto the said 
Samuel, a certain piece or parcel of land lying and being in said 
County and bounded as followeth : Beginning at two chestnut 
oaks on the mountain in a line of said Henry Coler's large sur- 
vey, and running thence N. 32 degrees, E. two hundred and fifty- 
eight poles to two chestnut oaks corner to Isaac Vanmeter, 
thence N. 69 degrees, West thirty-six poles to two red oaks in a 
line of said Vanmeter and corner to Abel Seymour, thence with 
said Abel Seymour's line S. ^2, W. two hundred and seventy- 
eight poles to three sugar trees corner to said Seymour, thence 
S., 12 degrees E. (38) thirty-eight poles to the beginning, con- 
taining sixty-four acres more or less, being part of a large tract 
of land patented to the said Henry Coler, by patent bearing date 
26th day of April, 1815, to have and to hold the said piece or 
parcel of land to him the said Samuel, his heirs and assigns for- 
ever, and they, the said Henry and Margaret, for themselves and 
their heirs, covenant to and with the said Samuel and his heirs 
that they have good power and authority to sell and convey the 
same free from all incumbrances whatsoever. And, lastly, the 
said Henry Coler and Margaret, his wife, the said tract of land 
with all and singular the premises and appurtenances thereunto 
belonging or appertaining to the said Samuel, his heirs and 
against them the said Henry Coler and Margaret, his wife, and 
their heirs, and against all, every other person or persons, shall 
and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. In wit- 



COLER FAMILY. 



ness whereof the said Henry and Margaret have hereunto af- 
fixed their hands and seals the day and year first before written. 

HENRY COLER, (SEAL) 
her 
MARGARET x COLER, (SEAL) 
mark- 
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of — 
The words "for themselves and their heirs" on other page, 
2nd line from bottom interlined before signed, 
ADAM BISHOP, 
S. H. ALEXANDER, 
HANNIBAL PUGH. 

At a court held for Hardy county the 9th day of February, 
1819, this deed was proved by the oaths of Adam Bishop, S. H. 
Alexander and Hannibal Pugh, the witnesses thereto, and 
ordered to be recorded. 

Teste, 

ED WILLIAMS, 

Clerk Ct. 
A Copy Teste, 

C. B. WELKN, Clerk. 
■Recorded in Deed Book 8, at page 132. 



COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 



HENRY COLER'S FAMILY. 

HENRY COLER, farmer, Moorefield, Va., d. Feb. 12, 1820, 
married Miss Margretta Rumors, d. Dec. 16, 1824. 
iR. ELIZABETH, b. 1779, d. Dec. 20, 1848. 

DOROTHEA, b. Jan. 17, 1789, d. Dec. 16, 1840. 

JOHN, b. Sept. 19, 1791, d. Aug. 3, 1870. 

GEORGE, b. Dec. 28, 1795, d. March 15, 1868. 

DAVID, b. Jan. 22, 1798, d. March 15, 1857. 

ISAAC, b. Jan. 8, 1801, d. July 26, 1865. 

MARGRETTA, b. Jan. 8, 1801, d. 1808. 

MARY, b. Aug. 9, 1807, d. Feb. 7, 1874. 



SHERER FAMILY. 

]R. ELIZABETH COLER, b. 1779, died Dec. 20, 1848, 
married George Sherer, farmer, Coshocton, Ohio, d. 
March 20, 1851. 
Children : 
2R. James, b. Feb. 10, 1810. 

Rebecca, b. Jan. 4, 1814, d. March 5, 1845. 
Margret, b. Oct. 3, 1815, d. Oct. 5, 1834. 
Mary, b. Jan. 3, 1817. 
Sarah, b. Jan. 20, 1819. 
Isaac, b. Feb. 15, 1822, d. in i860. 
Aaron, b. Aug. 12, 1825, died on his way to California 
and buried at Monument Rock, Utah. 
2R. JAMES SHERER, farmer, married Feb. 13, 1834, d. 
May 15, 1895. 
Miss Rebecca Nelson, b. Sept. 26, 1818, d. Sept. 30, 
1848, and Feb. 7, 1849. 



SHERER FAMILY. 



Miss Margret Kennel, b. Dec. 2, 1814, d. Aug. 10, 1875. 
Children by his first wife : 
3R. Abram, b. Jan. 13, 1835. 

Lucinda, b. Aug. 17, 1837. 

Anthony, b. Oct. 2, 1839, farmer, Haviland, Ohio, d. 

Dec. 22, 1899. 
Huldah, b. Nov. 2, 1841, d. March 28, 1861. 
Sarah E., b. Nov. 15, 1846, d. Dec. 12, 1869. 
Louisa, b. June 6, 1849, d. Aug. 10, 1874. 
Rebecca, b. Sept. 9, 1848, d. Sept. 6, 1864. 
Children by second wife : 
3R. Mary J., b. Nov. 4, 1850. 

James, b. July 6, 1854. 
3R. ABRAM W. SHERER, farmer, Spencerville, O., mar- 
ried Miss Sarah Miller, b. Oct. 12, 1838, d. March 6, 
1863; and Miss Eliza E. Gray, b. May 8, 1838, d. 
April 4, 1891. 

Children by first wife : 
4R. James M., b. Jan. 1, 1856, minister, Monticello, ( )hio. 
Fannie, b. June 3, 1858. 
Rebecca, b. March 3, i860. 
Children by second wife : 
4R. Laura E., b. Feb. 20, 1865, d. March 16, 1865. 
Josephene, b. May 22, 1866. 
John H., b. Feb. 2, 1869, d. June 20, 1870. 
Anthony, b. Sept. 25, 1871. 
Flora, b. Oct. 30, 1873. 
Susan J., b. Aug. 31, 1875. 
William H., b. Sept. 23, 1879. 
4R. JAMES M. SHERER, United Brethren minister, Mon- 
ticello, Ohio, married July 25, 1877, Miss Ella Garee, 
b. April 16, i860. 
Children : 
5R. Henry Franklin, b. Dec. 14, 1877. 
Emma Florance, b. April 23, 1880. 
Abram Lewis, b. July 10, 1882. 
Bessie Pearl, b. Sept. 11, 1884. 
Clara Belle, b. Nov. 29, 1886. 



COLER FA MIL 7 HIS TORY A XD G EXE A LOGY. 



William Floyd, b. Jan. 20, 1897. 
5R. EMMA FLORANCE SHERER, married March 10, 
1898, John Ellis Wilkins, farmer, Spencerville, Ohio. 
Children : 
6R. Lloyd Ellis, b. Sept. 23, 1898. 

4R. FANNIE SHERER, married March 28, 1874, James 
Irvin Rockhold, farmer, Melrose, Ohio. 
Children : 
5R. Wilda. b. Oct. 15, 1875. 

Anthony Wayne, b. Jan. 23, 1878. 
John Wesley, b. June 2, 1881. 
Cary, b. Nov. 12, 1883. 
George Milton, b. March 27, 1887. 
Abram, b. March 7, 1890. 
3R. REBECCA ROSANNE SHERER, married Mar. 29, 
1875, Henry Golliff, farmer, Tipton, Ohio, d. Aug. 12, 
1894. 

Children : 
4R. James Robert, b. Dec. 9, 1877. 
Mary May, b. Mar. 17, 188 1. 
Fannie Adeline, b. July 23, 1883. 
3R. REBECCA ROSANNE SHERER, married Aug. 12, 
1897, George Hanley, farmer, Tipton, Ohio. 
Children : 
4R. Bertha Chloe, b. Apr. 8, 1899. 

4R. JOSEPHINE SHERER, married Feb. 22, 1886, Wil- 
liam Coil, farmer, Monticello, Ohio, b. Oct. 20, 1864. 
Children : 
5R. Bertha, b. Oct. 26, 1883. 
Frankie, b. July 23, 1886. 
Eliza, b. April 17, 1889. 
Grover, b. Jan. 16, 1893. 
4R. ANTHONY H. SHERER, laborer, Lima, Ohio, mar- 
ried Feb. 23, 1895, Miss Ora Dell Crane, b. March 
24, 1879. 
Children : 
5R. Susie F., b. Feb. 11, 1896. 
Mabel M., b. April 3, 1898. 



SHERER FAMILY. 



4R. FLORA SHERER, married Feb. 5, 1891, Fredrick 
Burger, farmer, Monticello, Ohio, b. April 11, 1868. 
Children : 
5R. John, b. April 22, 1892. 
Lizzy, b. Oct. 4, 1893. 
Minnie, b. Feb. 25, 1896. 

2R. REBECCA SHERER, married, d. March 5, 1845; 
Hiram Parmer, farmer, Coshocton, Ohio, d. March 

5. l8 34- 
Children : 
Landon, b. April 3, 1833, d. 1853. 
Margret, b. March 1, 1834, d. in infancy. 

3R. ANTHONY SHERER, farmer, Payne, Ohio, married 
Feb. 13, 1862, d. Dec. 22, 1899, Miss Phoeba Rider. 
Children : 
4R. Joseph Martin, 1). Nov. 6, 1862. d. Jan. 24, 1867. 

Sarah Elizabeth, b. March 10, 1865. 

Flora Etta, b. Oct. 17, 1869. d. March 23, 1871. 

Abram Franklin, 1). June 22, 1872. 

Ella Belle, b. March* 22, 1874. 

Ethel May. 1>. April 2y, 1877. 

Samuel 11., b. Jan. 22, 1879. 

Lilly Leata, b. June 2j, 1881, d. June 28, 1881. 

Iona Jane, b. April 2, 1884. 

4R. SADIE E. SHERER, married July 2, 1882, Jacob 
A. Young, mining, Webb City. Mo., b. Jan. 30, i860. 
Children : 
5R. Leota Jane, b. April 7, 1883. 

Oliver Wayne, b. Sept. 23, 1884. 
Frank Ray, b. June 18, 1887. 
Perol Jasper, b. Jan. 1, 1890. 
Martin Allen, b. Feb. 3, 1892. 

4R. ABRAM FRANKLIN SHERER, farmer, Haviland, 
Ohio, married Feb. 13, 1895, ^i ss Ida Goodwin. 
Children : 
5R. Walter, b. Jan. 7, 1896, d. Jan. 9, 1896. 
George Earl, b. Feb. 6, 1897. 



COLEE FAMILY HlSToliY AND GENEALOGY. 



Charles Leroy, b. Jan. 6, 1899. 
4R. ELLA BELL SHERER, married Aug. 1, 1893, Will- 
iam Henry Fisher, farmer, Scott, Ohio, b. May 26, 
1868. 

Children : 
5R. William Lee, b. July 5, 1896. 

Anthony Rusle, b. Dec. 10, 1898. 
4R. ETHEL MAY SHERER, married Sept. 24, 1892, 
William Morris Jackson, days work, Van Wert, 
Ohio; and Feb. 10, 1898, William Joseph Slattery, 
days work, Lima, Ohio. 
Children by first husband : 
5R. Perry Edgar, b. Dec. 17, 1893. 
Morris Wane, b. Oct. 15, 1895. 
3R. SARAH ELIZABETH SHERER, married May 18, 
1861, d. Dec. 2, 1869, Eli Miller, farmer, Spencer- 
ville, Ohio, b. June 22, 1834. 
Children : 
4R. Huldah, b. Feb. 17, 1862. 
Mary, b. Sept. 10, 1863. . 
Lillie, b. Nov. 2, 1866. 
Alice Jane, b. May 31, 1869. 

ELI MILLER, married Jan. 20, 1871, to Mary Jane 
Sherer; they have no family. 
4R. HULDA MILLER, married Dec. 3, 1890, Mr. George 

Hutton, Spencerville, Ohio, farmer. 
4R. MARY MILLER, married May 2, 1882, John Purdy. 
farmer, Spencerville, Ohio. 
Children: 
5R. Susan Florence, b. July 17, 1883. 
Emma Pearle, b. Feb. 7, 1886. 
Huldah Jane, b. Aug. 3, 1888. 
Lillie May, b. Feb. 5, 1891. 
Leona Lois, b. Nov. 3, 1893. 
Oral Guy, b. Nov. 5, 1896. 
Mary Iona, b. Sept. 3, 1899. 
4R. LILLIE MILLER, married Jan. 15, 1885, J. M. 
Kenedy, farmer, Mionticello, Ohio, b. July 4, 1859. 



SHE HER FAM/L V. 



Children : 
5R. Eli, b. Aug. 30, 1886. 

Thomas, b. Jan. 4, 1888, d. July 1, 1894. 
Charles Carl, b. Oct. 26, T 890. 
John, b. March 9, 1893, d. April 5, 1893. 
Irvine, b. June 8, 1894. 
Mary E., b. Feb. 4, 1897. 
4R. ALICE JANE SHERER, married Oct, 1, 1885, Joseph 
Rexroath Heiser, farmer, Melrose, Ohio, b. April 20, 
1863. 

Children : 
5R. Ethel Elizabeth, b. Jan. 28, 1886. 
Jasper Leeroy, b. April 9, 1889. 
Martha Mildred, b. July 15, 1892. 
Iven Edwin, b. Sept. 14, 1894. 
Ida Marie, b. Dec. 6, 1869. 
3R. LOUISA SHERER, married June 23, 1867, d. May 12, 
1871, Henry Baker, builder, Lima, Ohio. 
Children born at Lima, Ohio : 
4R. John Wesley, b. Feb. 15, 1868. 

3R. JAMES W. SHERER, merchant, Paulding, Ohio, 
married Oct. 21, 1880, Mrs. Lillie Jannette Staley, d 
Sept. 10, 1895; and April 16, 1896, Mrs. Ida S. 
Ginther. 

Children by first wife : 
4R. Floy, b. Aug. 11, 1883, d. Dec. 10, 1887. 
Edward Earl, b. Sept. 4, 1884. 
Herbert Staley, b. July 14, 1891. 
Children by second wife : 
4R. Nora, b. Oct. 2, 1897. 

2R. MARY SHERER, married August, 1835, d. Jan. 3, 
1890, Benjamin Wells, farmer. 
Children : 
3R. George, b. Aug. 2, 1836. 

Jonathan, b. May 11, 1838, d. May, 1859. 
Mary Ellen, b. May 30, 1840, d. in infancy. 
Elizabeth, b. Nov. 20, 1841. 
Isaac, b. 1843, d. about 1854. 



COLER FAMILY HISTORY AXD OEXEALOGY. 



William Ross, b. Dec. 13, 1845, soldier 68 O. V. J., 

d. 1864. 
Sarah Eliza, b. Jan. 23, 1849, Continental. 
Margarett Jane, b. June 29, 1850, Junction. 
Rachel, b. May 2, 1854, d. in infancy. 
Martha Letitia, b. Feb. 14, 1856. 
3R. GEORGE WELLS, day laborer, Continental, Ohio, 
married July 2, 1864, Miss Eura Owens. 
Children : 
4R. William Rily, b. May 7, 1865, d. May 28, 1877. 
Frank J. W., b. March 13. 1867. 

George Town, b. March 22, 1869, Florida, Ohio. 
Anna Mary, b. Sept. 10, 1871, d. March 30, 1888. 
Ina May, b. March 3, 1874, d. March 22, 1889. 
Cadence Alwilda, b. March 6, 1876, Muncie, Ind. 
Albert Ross, b. Dec. 14, 1879. 
Daisy Ethel, b. Dec. 26, 1880. 
Isaac Ellis, b. April 4, 1884. 
Edwin Clide, b. Aug. 25, 1886, d. March 6, 1888. 
4R. FRANK J. W. WELLS, laborer, Continental, Ohio,. 
married Oct. 17, 1889, Miss Melvia Hartman. 
Children : 
5R. Charley B., b. Sept. 17, 1890, d. April 17, 1891. 
Walter Noble, b. March 19, 1892. 
Harold Garald, b. April 3, 1897. 
4R. ALBERT ROSS WELLS, day laborer, Ottawa, Ohio, 

married Dec. 4, 1898, Miss Ida Allen. 
4R. DAISY ETHEL WELLS, married Dec. 23, 1898, 

Thomas Saer, farmer, Keiferville, Ohio. 
3R. ELIZABETH WELLS, married Dec. 11, 1859, Will ~ 
iam Ranes, farmer, Rice, Ohio. 
Children born at Rice, Ohio : 
4R. Celia, b. Sept. 28, i860, dressmaker, Galesburg, Kan. 
Winfield, b. 1865. 
Boon, b. 1868. 

Mary Elizabeth, b. Dec. 26, 1873. 
4R. CELIA RANES, married May 6, 1884, Samuel Engle,. 
farmer, Galesburg, Kansas. 



8HERER FAMILY 



Children: 
5R. Florence, b. July 20, 1885. 
Charles, b. Jan. 5, 1889. 
Frank, b. March 3, 1891. 
Edward Ralph, b. Feb. 14, 1898. 
4R. WINFIELD RANES, farmer, Rice, Ohio, married 
June 23, 1887, d. April 14, 1894, Miss Ellen Grover. 
Children : 
5R. Jessie Earl, b. Oct. 23, 1889. 

Grace, b. Feb. 14, 1892. 
4R. BOON RANES, farmer, Rice, Ohio, married Jan. 4, 
1889, d. Aug. 21, 1889, Miss Clara Warfield. 
Children : 
5R. Edna Pearl, b. March 3, 1890. 

4 R. MARY ELIZABETH RANES, married June 9, 1891, 
Noah Tigner, farmer, Hartsburg, Ohio. 
Children : 
5R. Gertrude, b. Sept. 5, 1891. 

Hazel Marie, b. May 20, 1893. 
Cora Elizabeth, b. Aug. 27, 1895. 
Lulu Blanche, b. May 7, 1898. 
3R. SARAH ELIZA WELLS, married March 18, 1867, 
Phillip Geren, farmer, Continental, Ohio, b. May 11, 
1848. 

Children : 
4R. Charles Rayman, b. July 24, 1868. 

Jamey Benjamin, b. April 12, 1870, d. Jan. 7, 1871. 
John Calvin, b. Oct. 22, 1871. 
Mary Etta, b. Sept. 7, 1873. 
Phillip Sheridan, b. July 28, 1875. 
Harry Edward, b. Aug. 21, 1877, d. Oct. 7, 1878. 
Vinna Florence, b. April 14, 1880. 
Estella Jane, b. July 15, 1882. 
Sarah Elizabeth, b. July 12, 1885. 
Eva Winona, b. Oct. 2, 1888. 
4R. CHARLES RAYMAN GEREN, farmer, Conti- 
mental, Ohio, married March 14, 1891, Miss Cora Al- 
berta Berbic. 



5G COLER FAMILY HISTORY AXD GEXEALOGY. 

Children : 
5R. Louisa Pearl, b. Feb. 26, 1892, d. in infancy. 

Clarence Oliver, b. July 17, 1893, d. in infancy. 
Edgar Larenzo, b. Dec. 13, 1894. 
Lester Grant, b. Sept. 17, 1896. 
Curtis Nathaniel, b. Feb. 11, 1898. 
4R. JOHN CALVIN GEREN, farmer, Continental, Ohio, 
married May 13, 1892, Miss Mary Alice Brown. 
Children : 
5R. Edna Lucretia, b. May 5, 1892, d. in infancy. 

Phillip Ernest, b. May 21, 1894, d. in infancy. 
4R. MARY ETTA GEREN, married March 27, 1892, Fred 
Shambarger, farmer, Allertown, Ohio. 
Children : 
5R. Cadence Leora, b. April 17, 1895. 
Lewis Grant, b. Aug. 24, 1896. 
William Nelson, b. Dec. 15, 1898. 
4R. PHILLIP SHERIDAN GEREN, farmer, Continen- 
tal, Ohio, married Miss Vina Viola Vanleriah. 
Children : 
5R. Bertha Irene, b. June 10, 1898. 

3R. MARGARET JANE WELLS, married Jan. 30, 1869, 
George Yenser, farmer, Arthur, Ohio, b. Feb. 1, 1844, 
d. Aug. 14, 1883 ; and April 19, 1887, Samuel Murphy, 
farmer, Arthur, Ohio. 

Children to first husband : 
4R. Mary Lydia, b. Dec. 8, 1867, d. Oct. 31, 1879. 
John William, b. April 1, 1871. 
Charley, b. April 3, 1873, laborer, Van Buren. 
I Letitia Amanda, b. Feb. 2.J, 1877. 

Edna Lucinda, b. Oct. 11, 1878. 
Samuel Garfield, b. June 10, 1880. 
George Benjamin, b. April 29, 1882. 
Jamey Anthony, b. Jan. 13, 1884. 
Children to second husband : 
4R. Felix O., b. Dec. 13, 1889. 
Walter, b. Sept. 9, 1892. 



S MERER FAMILY. 



4R. JOHN W. YEXSER, laborer, Rice, Ohio, married 

March 11, 1899, Miss Rosey Getts. 
4R. EDNA LUCINDA YENSER, married Nov. 5, 1897, 
James McKawn, laborer, Junction, b. Feb. 2, 1863. 
3R. RACHEL WELLS, married May 19, 1875, d. Nov. 
22, 1880, Duvall Geren, farmer, Arthur, Ohio. 
Children : 
4R. Mary Lena, b. March 7, 1876. 

Elizabeth Victoria, b. Aug. 27, 1877. 
Phillip Irvin, b. Sept. 20, 1879. 
James Arthur, b. Nov. 21, 1880. 
3R. MARTHA LATITIA WELLS, married Aug. 20, 
.1876, John T. Gallagher, works in factory, Defiance. 
Ohio, b. Oct. 9, 1856. 
Children : 
4R. William H., b. March 17, 1879, works in factory, De- 
fiance, Ohio. 
Margaret, b. March 1, 1881. 
Carrie Belle, b. Dec. 5, 1882, in school. 
Irene Betta, b. Jan. 3, 1886, in school. 
Eura Lucinda, b. April 1, 1889, in school. 
Florence Etta, b. Nov. 26, 1891. 
Alta Marie, b. Sept. 17, 1895. 
2R. MARGARET SHERER, married June 3, 1834, d. 
1836, John Casebeer, Coshocton, Ohio. 
Children : 
Rebecca, b. Oct. 4, 1835, d. Nov. 15, 1841. 
Second wife : 
2R. SARAH SHERER, married June 5, 1837. 

Children : 
3R. Mary, b. Aug. 22, 1839. 

Margret Ellen, b. Oct. 26, 1840. 

Elizabeth, b. Oct. 7, 1842, d. Dec. 29. 1892. 

Martha Jane, b. June 26, 1844, d. May 18, 1895. 

Enoch Wesley, b. Oct. 27,, 1846, farmer. 

John William, b. Feb. 22, 1851, peddler, Arkansas City, 

Kansas, d. Oct. 9, 1898. 
Solomon Sanford, b. Nov. 26, 1852, d. Oct. 4, 1876. 



58 COLEE FAMILY HISTORY AXD GENEALOGY. 

Sylvester, b. Dec. 26, 1855, d. March 15, 1856. 
3R. MARY L. CASEBEER, married Jan. 10, 1858, John 
Hunt, farmer, Orlando, Ok., b. Jan. 8, 1833. 
Children : 
4R. Rebecca Ann, b. July 10, i860. 
James Wesley, b. June 17, 1864. 
George Sanford, b. Oct. 5, 1867. 
Jacob E., b. Sept. 22, 1868, farmer, Mitchell, Ok. 
4R. REBECCA HUNT, married Sept. 1876, d. Feb. 22, 
1894, Frank Wakeman, painter, farmer, Grenola, 
Kansas. 
Children : 
5R. John, b. Feb. 22, 1879, d. June 20, 1895. 
Charles, b. May 8, 1881. 
Jacob, b. March, 1882. 
Fred, b. Oct., 1884. 
Pearl, b. Dec, 1886. 
Scott, b. Feb. 21, 1891. 
Benjamin, b. Jan. 3, 1892. 
4R. JAMES WESLEY HUNT, farmer, Orlando, Ok., 
married Dec. 22, 1892, Quincy E. Poor. 
Children : 
5R. Enoch Henry, b. Sept. 18, 1894. 

Edith Mary, b. Aug. 25, 1897. 
4 R. GEORGE 'SANFORD HUNT, farmer, Perry, Ok., 
married April 15; 1889, Miss Martha Elizabeth Rey- 
nolds, b. Aug. 18, 1 871. 
Children : 
5R. Estelle Frances, b. Jan. 31, 1890. 
Nellie Beatrice, b. Jan. 12, 1892. 
Blanche Marie, b. Jan. 3, 1898. 
3R. MARGARET ELLEN CASEBEER, married Nov. 
14, 1865, Joseph Winkler, farmer, Perry, Okla., b_ 
July 6, 1840, d. April 17, 1885. 
Children : 
4R. John Leroy, b. Jan. 26, 1869. 
Jennie May, b. Nov. 30, 1872. 
Sadie, b. Sept. 30, 1874. 



SHERER FAMILY. 



Marie, b. July 17, ii 
4 R. JENNIE MAY WINKLER, married Nov. 26, 1895, 

Harley Swicher, Grenolo, Kansas. 
3R. ELIZABETH CASEBEER, married 1861, d. Dec. 29, 
1892, Jacob C. Hunt, farmer, Anna, la. 
Children : 
4R. Edward, b. 1882, d. in infancy. 

4 R. FRANCIS ALBERT HUNT, farmer, Mitchell, Ok., 
married July 3, 1890, Miss Dora Carnahan. 
Children : 
5R. John Jacob, b. March 9, 1896. 

Elizabeth, b. Dec. 8, 1892. 
ENOCH WESLEY CASEBEER, farmer, Dunavent, Kan- 
sas, married March n, 1868, Miss Martha Estella 
Chlark, b. Sept. 29, 1849. No children. 
3R. MARTHA JANE CASEBEER, married June 29, 1865, 
Charles K. Martin, farmer, Dallas Co., la., d. May 18, 
1895. No children. 
3R. JOHN WILLIAM CASEBEER, peddler, Stippville, 
Kansas, married .April 5, 1868, d. Oct. 9, 1898, Cres- 
ton, Kansas, Miss Sarah Ann Hargis. 
Children : 
4R. William Edward, b. March 16. 1870. d. Aug. 23, 1887. 
John Thomas, b. March 6. 1881. 
Frances, b. Aug. 22, 1883, coal miner. 
Lenora, b. Feb. 14, 1885. 
4R. JOHN THOMAS CASEBEER, married Feb., 1871, 
Miss Mary Edmonds. 
Children : 
5R. Berton, b. May 10, 1893. 
George, b. Dec. 20, 1895. 
John William, b. Oct. 1, 1897. 
4R. LENORA CASEBEER. married 1894, D. Evans, coal 
miner, Stippville, Kansas, d. March, 1898. 
Children : 
5R. Treva, b. March 2, 1896. 
Floyd D., b. June 2y, 1898. 



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BIOGRAPHY OF THE SHERER BRANCH OF THE 
COLER FAMILY. 

(Contributed.) 

The Sherer branch of the Coler family was founded through 
the union in marriage of Mr. George Sherer and Miss Elizabeth 
Coler, in Hardy county, Virginia, about the year 1808, the 
exact place and date being unknown. However James, their 
first child, was born February 2, 1810. In this connection it may 
be said that George Sherer's father a few years prior, had left 
his Virginia home with the avowed purpose of planting a crop in 
the Ohio country and returning in the fall for his family. He 
was never heard of afterward, and it is supposed he fell a victim 
in one of the numerous Indian outbreaks prevalent of the times. 

Undaunted by this family tragedy, George and Elizabeth 
Coler Sherer, with their three children, in 181 7 left Virginia to 
carve out a new home in Ohio, where his father had prob- 
ably found a grave, the journey being accomplished on horse- 
hack. Until within the last half dozen years, the writer 
had in his possession a quart brown jug which made the same 
journey upon the horn of Elizabeth Sherer's saddle, carrying 
milk to supply the babies from one stopping point to another. 

It was not thin, watery blood that coursed through the veins 
of George and Elizabeth Sherer. It was the fearless, undaunted, 
pioneer blood of Henry Coler, the German founder of the Amer- 
ican branch of the Coler family, who made the Virginia moun- 
tains his homestead, and that of the homeless Sherer who braved 
the dangers of Indian barbarities to establish a new home in the 
wilder "Ohio country" and that prompted George and Elizabeth 
to follow later on. Thev settled in Coshocton countv, Ohio. 



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Lacking they doubtless were in the possession of a broad and 
liberal education, but this was hardly obtainable owing to the cir- 
cumstances in which they lived. They were however strong 
and vigorous characters in their community as is evidenced in 
that their characteristics are indelibly stamped upon the minds of 
their associates after a lapse of more than fifty years. Grandpaps 
and grandmas are still to be found who relate incidents which 
show pleasing flash light pictures of their characters. One re- 
membered having seen dame Elizabeth at a wool picking sixty 
years ago, at which she is described as the life and soul of the 
company and the centre of entertainment and mirth. One char- 
acteristic incident shows the tender manliness of George Sherer. 
Elizabeth Sherer died Dec. 20, 1848, and was buried in the little 
cemetery at Coshocton, Ohio. Their children had all felt the 
fire that burned in the blood of their ancestors — a desire to mow- 
on. Mary, James and Isaac had gone, to Northwestern Ohio ; 
Aaron as related elsewhere, had died on his way to the California 
gold fields and Sarah Sherer Casebeer and husband were prepar- 
ing to move to Allen county, Ohio. They were the last of 
their race in the old homestead established by George and Eliza- 
beth Sherer and Grandfather Sherer was to accompany them. 
Before leaving, however, he declared he never expected to visit 
the old home again and that before he went he must erect a 
humble monument to his beloved wife, Betty. He did so and it 
was from the inscription upon this stone the clue was obtained 
as to the whereabouts of the fifty-eight families of his descend- 
ants, after almost all hopes had been abandoned of finding them 
by the Coler historian. Grandfather George had builded better 
than he knew and in erecting her humble monument had also 
erected one more enduring to himself and his descendants in the 
Coler history. 

His prediction was verified; he never returned; dying of 
typhoid fever at the home of his daughter, Sarah Casebeer, near 
Lima, Ohio. 



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BIOGRAPHY OF JAMES SHERER. 
(Contributed.) 

James, the eldest son of George and Elizabeth (Coler) Sherer, 
was born in Hardy county, Virginia, Feb. 2, 1810. In 1817 his 
parents moved to Coshocton county, Ohio, where James grew 
to manhood. On Feb. 13, 1834, he was united in marriage 
to Miss Rebecca Nelson, to whom were born Abram W., 
Anthony W., Lucinda Huldah, Louisa, Rebecah and Elizabeth. 

Mrs. Rebecca Sherer died Sept. 30, 1848, and Feb. 7, 1840, he 
was again united in marriage, to Mrs. Margaret (Stofford) Ken- 
nel. To this union was born Mary Jane and James W. The 
former born in Coshocton county, Ohio, Nov. 4, 1850 and the 
latter in Allen county, July 6, 1854. In 1850 James and family 
removed to Allen county, Ohio, and entered an 80 acre tract of 
land two miles west of what is now the village of Spelncerville, 
Ohio. James Sherer fulfilled the part pf a pioneer well and 
faithfully and had the satisfaction of seeing the members of his 
family grow up, if not to eminence, at least to humble usefulness. 
In 1875 his wife, Margaret, died after a short illness, and he de- 
parted this life 1895, at the home of his son Abram, near Spen- 
cerville, Ohio. 

He was a man of strong will and unswerving integrity, shun- 
ning even the appearance of what he considered to be wrong. 
An illustration of this trait of character may be related : In the 
earlier years of his residence in Allen county, Ohio, the forests 
abounded with herds of hogs almost as wild and fierce as their 
neighbors the wolves. 

Many of the early settlers had no scruples about killing un- 
marked hogs for food the same as other game ; but James 
Sherer never even in days of actual want could bring himself to 
believe this to be right, and this was sufficient reason for him to 
let them pass unmolested. 



ABRAM W. SHERER. 

Abram W., eldest son of James and Rebeccah (Nelson) 
Sherer, was born in Coshocton county, Ohio, Jan. 13, 1835, and, 



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63 




JAMES SHERER. ABRAM SHERER. 

ANTHONY SHERER. 



COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 



with his parents, emigrated to Allen county, Ohio, where he grew 
up to manhood, enjoying such privileges as the county schools 
afforded. 

September 20, 1864, he enlisted in Co. E, 180th Reg., Vol. 
Inft., and took part in several severe engagements in the closing 
year of the war; marched with Sherman through the Carolinas 
and was honorably discharged from the service at Columbus, 
Ohio, July 12, 1865. Returning home he purchased a part of 
the family homestead near Spencerville, Ohio, where he has re- 
sided ever since. Abram seems to be the only one in which the 
restless spirit of the pioneer never developed, and he has doubt- 
less been the most contented and happy one of the family. Mrs. 
Eliza Sherer died April 4, 1891. Abram and two unmarried 
children reside upon the homestead. 



ANTHONY W. SHERER. 

(Contributed.) 
Anthony W., second son of James and Elizabeth (Nelson) 
Sherer, was born in Coshocton county, Ohio, Oct. 2nd., 1837, 
and emigrated with his parents to Allen county, Ohio, in 18 — r 
where he grew to manhood. Upon the breaking out of the war 
of the Rebellion, he was living in Coshocton county, Ohio. He 
became a member of Co. D, 16th O. Vol. Inf., April 24, 1861, 
and with his company took part in the engagement at Phillipi, 
Va. His term of enlistment having expired, he was honorably 
mustered out of the service at Zanesville, Ohio, Sept. 20, 1861. 

February 13th, 1862, he was married to Miss Phebe Jane 
Rider of Spencerville, Ohio. The union proved to be a happy 
one, and the young couple made their home in Coshocton 
county, Ohio. Anthony there learned the cooper trade, master- 
ing its details in a few weeks and was one of the fastest workmen 
of his day. His tireless energy brought success. The pioneer 
fever in the blood of the race broke out in Anthony's case, and 
he went to Kansas and afterward to Missouri, returning to Allen 
county, Ohio, near Haviland, Ohio. 

His most noted characteristics are tireless energy, scrupulous 
honesty and warm hearted hospitality. He died of paralysis Dec. 
22, 1899. 



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BIOGRAPHY OF AARON SHERER. 

(Contributed.) 

Aaron, the youngest son of George and Elizabeth (Coler) 
Sherer, was born in Coshocton county, Ohio, Aug. 12, 1825. 

He seems to have inherited the restless adventurous charac- 
teristics of his ancestors in a heightened degree, and coming into 
manhood about the time of the Mexican War, he and a neigh- 
bor's son, Frank Miller, decided to become soldier boys in the 
land of the Montezumas. The abrupt closing of the Mexican 
War, however, frustrated their designs ; but the succeeding rush 
to the gold fields of California furnished an opportunity for ad- 
venturous enterprise, of which Aaron and young Miller gladly 
availed themselves, and with high hopes started for the new 
Eldorado. 

His going was a grievous trial to his mother, Elizabeth, as 
he was her favorite son, and to her loving heart the long and 
arduous journey was full of seen and unseen perils. No word 
ever came back from the wanderer and the uncertainty as to his 
fate saddened the closing years of her life. It was finally learned, 
that he sickened and died at Monument Rock, on the "Old 
California Trail," in Echo Canyon, Utah, one thousand miles 
west of Omaha. His comrades, it is said, carved his name upon 
Monument Rock and hastened on to the land of gold. 

Truly no king of earth ever had a more magnificent resting 
place than the humble farmer's lad in that far away land. Echo 
Canyon, whose rocky walls tower hundreds of feet upward, is 
traversed by Weber River, whose water, clear as the sunlight 
overhead, washes its rocky floor. Monument Rock stands near 
where Echo Canyon opens out upon the plains, and is one of the 
grandest of Nature's masterpieces — a burial place fit for the 
gods. It is a strong coincident that the Coler historian visited 
Monument Rock three years ago, but knew nothing of the facts 
here recorded. 



COLEE FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 




JOHN AND SARAH (SHERER) CASEBEER. 



SHERER FAMILY. 67 



JAMES W. SHERER. 

Born July 6, 1834, near Spencerville, Allen county, Ohio. 

By virtue of parental sacrifices he was enabled to attend 
country school regularly in youth, and at the age of 19 passed 
a successful examination for a teacher's certificate. Not willing 
to: embark in a calling without thorough preparation, he spent 
two years in the Lebanon, Ohio, Normal, after which he taught 
school four years. He married Miss Lillie Jannette Staley, Oc- 
tober 21, 1880, and three children were born unto them. In 1881 
he accepted a position with N. Mores & Bros., ship timber and 
railroad lumber dealers, Cleveland, Ohio. He remained with 
this firm eight years, during which time he accepted the position 
of traveling purchasing agent, one requiring sound judgment, 
strict integrity, and ceaseless energv. 

In 1892 he embarked in the newspaper business, becoming 
editor of the Payne "Press, Review," which he ran successfully, 
but sold his interest therein the next year and retired to his farm. 
On Sept. 15, Mrs. Sherer died. The following year he married 
Mrs. Ida S. Genther. One child has been born of this union. 
He is now engaged in the general merchandise business. 

James W. Sherer is a man of fine equipment. Possessed of 
culture, energy, and business experience, he does not hesitate 
to take hold of any enterprise which presents itself, and has never 
vet fallen short of success. 



JOHN AND SARAH (SHERER) CASEBEER. 

Sarah Sherer, the youngest daughter of George Sherer and 
Elizabeth Coler, was born in Coshocton county, Ohio, Jan. 20, 
18 19, where she grew to womanhood and on June 5, 1837, was 
married to John Casebeer who was a farmer in the same county 
and who was the husband of Margaret Sherer, Sarah's older sis- 
ter, who had died several years before. In 1846 they moved to 
Allen county, Ohio, where George Sherer, Sarah's father, who 
had moved with them, died in 1851. 

In 1854 they moved to Iowa, Dallas county, where they lived 



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COLER FAMILY HISTORY AXD GENEALOGY. 




JOHN W. BAKER. 



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until 1890, when they moved to Elk county, Kansas, where they 
remained until the strip was opened in the Indian Territory, 
where two of their children have claims. They moved there to 
be near them in their old days. 

John Casebeer is 87 years old ; Sarah, his wife, is 79 years old. 
They have been two persons of more than ordinary strength of 
character ; they have been honest, faithful Christian people. All 
their long lives they have walked near the foot of the cross. 
Now as the shadows lengthen for them and the setting sun is 
near, they are only awaiting the summons to "come up higher." 



MARGARET ELLEN WINKLER. 

Margaret Ellen Casebeer, daughter of John and Sarah Case- 
beer, was born in Allen county, Ohio, Oct. 26, 1840. On Nov. 
14, 1865, sne was married to Joseph Winkler, a farmer of Dallas 
county, Iowa. She was the mother of four children — three 
daughters and one son. Two daughters and a son were born in 
Dallas county, Iowa, near Woodward. In 1878 she moved with 
her husband to Coles county, 111., where the last daughter was 
born and where the husband died April 17, 1885. She then re- 
moved to the home of her parents in Lyon county, Kansas, 
where she remained one year, then removing to Elk county, Kan- 
sas. She now resides with her son and two youngest daughters 
on a farm six miles south of Perry, Oklahoma. 



BIOGRAPHY JOHN WESLEY BAKER. 

John Wesley Baker, was born near London, Madison county, 
Ohio. His mother was Louise Sherer, who died when he was 
four years old, he being her only child. He lives near Lima, 
Ohio, and is the only Spanish-American soldier the family has. 
He enlisted June 18, 1898, Co. C, 2nd. Div. 1st Army Corps, O. 
V. I., and was discharged Feb. 10, 1899. 



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COSNER FAMILY. 



iR. DOROTHY COLER, b. at Old Fields, Va., Jan. 15, 
1789, married 1809, d. Dec. 16, 1840, Phillip Cosner, 
farmer, Mt. Y T ernon, Ohio, d. July 8, 1854. Nine 
children horn in Hardy County, Ya., last three in 
Knox County, Ohio. 
2R. Henry, b. Oct. 7, 1810, Baptist preacher, Fulton, 111. 
Jacob, b. Nov. 3, 181 1, Methodist preacher, Appleton, 

Ohio. 
Phillip, b. Nov. 22, 1812, farmer, Clinton, Iowa. 
Mary, b. Nov. 21, 1813, Brandon, Ohio. 
John, b. March 17, 181 5, farmer, Mt. Vernon, Ohio. 
David, b. June 15, 1816, merchant, Fredricktown, Ohio. 
Elizabeth, b. Oct. 24, 1818, Genoa, Ohio. 
Christian, b. July 6, 1819, farmer, Fredricktown, O. 
Adam, b. Dec. 12, 1820, mechanic, Toledo, Ohio. 
William, b. Dec. 12, 1822, farmer, Merna, Neb. 
Isaac, b. Nov. 12, 1824, physician, Minneapolis, Minn. 
George, b. June 24, 1826, d. July 22, 1826. 
2R. HENRY COSNER, b. Oct. 7, 1810, Baptist minister, 
Fulton, 111., died June 7, 1852, married 1832. Miss 
Elizabeth Kent, b. Aug. 15, 1814, d. March 29, 1896. 
Children : 
3R. Adoniram Judson, b. Jan. 5, 1836, d. Feb., 1863, farmer, 
Nancy Ann, b. Aug. 2, 1837, d. March 6, 1879. 
John Newton, b. Aug. 16, 1839, d. June 10, 1863, 

farmer. 
Alva Phillip, b. Oct. 29, 1842, d. June 10, 1863, farmer. 
Mary Marie, b. March 16, 1845. 



re COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 

Caroline Jane, b. March i, 1849. 

3R. NANCY ANN COSNER, married Jan. 3, 1858, Sey- 
more Tomlinson, farmer, Exeter, Neb. 
Children all born at Exeter, Neb. : 
4R. Henry Barnes, b. Aug. 19, 1859. 

Edward Ensign, b. Aug. 11, 1862. 
4R. HENRY BARNES TOMLINSON, farmer, Callbran, 
Col., married Tuly 5, 1885, Miss Minnie Hill Rice, 
b. Aug. 27, 1865. 
Children : 
5R. Iona May, b. Aug. 23, 1886. 

Leroy Rosvell, b. May 11, 1888. 
Ellis Fay, b. April 23, 1890. 
Iva Ester, b. March 3, 1897. 

4R. EDWARD ENSIGN TOMLINSON, farmer, Flora, 
Oregon, married May 18, 1885, Miss Bermila Dodge, 
b. May 15, 1870. 

Children born at Flora, Ore. : 
5R. Arthur M., b. Sept. 14, 1887, d. Sept. 3, 1888. 

Hazle E., b. June 5, 1890. 
3R. MARY MARIE COSNER, physician, married Aug. 
27, 1865, d. Dec. 30, 1895, John Ensign Ingham, 
Baptist minister, Whiting, Ind., b. June 29, 1840. 
Children : 
4R. Evalena Anna, b. Aug. 2, 1866. 

Ida Florance, b. March 19, 1868, d. July 20, 1878. 
Walter Howard, b. Nov. 9, 1869, d. July 10, 1878. 
Bertha Ella, b. Dec. 17, 1871, d. Sept. 15, 1873. 
William Evertt, b. June 24, 1874, editor, Whiting, Ind. 

d. July 15, 1898. 
Alice, b. April 12, 1877, teacher, Whiting, Ind. 
Cecil (twin), b. April 29, 1880, newspaper editor, Whit- 
ing, Ind. 
Cecelia (twin), b. April 29, 1880, Whiting, Ind. 
4R. EVALENA ANN INGHAM, married June 25, 1887, 
Clark A. Fulmer, teacher, Pawnee City, Neb., b. April 
22, 1867. 



COSNER FAMILY. 73 



Children : 
5R. Ellis Ingham (twin), b. April 12, 1891. 

Adelbert Morgan (twin), b. April 12, 1891. 
Miriam, b. May 17, 1894. 
Pauline, b. Nov. 4, 1895. 
3R. CAROLINE COSNER, married June 20, 1871, Wil- 
liam Green, b. 1847, 473 N. Clark St., Chicago, 111. 
Children : 
4R. Grace L., b. May 5, 1873. 

Laura Elizabeth, b. Jan. 21, 1875. 
4R. GRACE L. GREEN, married Sept. 5, 1890, William 
Keith, Chicago, 111. 
Children : 
5R. Ethel Keith, b. Jan. 22, 1892. 

^R. JACOB P. COSNER, farmer, Appleton, Ohio, married 
April 18, 1833, d. Aug. 18, 1890, Miss Margaret 
Leonard, b. May 11, 1811, d. July 21, 1885. 
Children : 
3R. Lovina, b. June 25, 1834, d. July 3, 1834. 
Jane, b. June 25, 1834, d. May 15, 1898. 
Josiah, b. Aug. 30, 1837. 
Amanda, b. Oct. 28, 1839. 
Synthia, b. Jan. 12, 1844. 
3R. JANE COSNER, married May 15, 1853, d. May 15, 
1898, Jonas Lawrence Roberts, miller, York, 111., b. 
June 1, 1833. 
Children : 
4R. Jay Aytch, b. July 27, 1854, d. April 6, 1892. 
Walter Leonard, b. Aug. 22, 1856. 
Rosa Dell, b. Oct. 12, 1858. 

Rebecca Ann, b. Nov. 13, i860, died in infancy. 
William Sewell, b. Jan. 22, 1862. 
Lawrence Millford, b. Jan. 22, 1865, d. April 22, ii 
Ida Margret Anna, b. Jan. 21, 1867. 
Florie, b. June 7, 1870, d. Aug. 1, 1870. 
Floyd Manuel, b. Aug. 9, 1868, d. July 18, 1891. 
Edward Orton, b. July 2, 1873, d. March 22, 1874. 
John Sumner, b. Aug. 15, 1871, d. Aug. 15, 1872. 



COLEI? FAMILY HISTORY AXD GENEALOGY. 



4R. WALTER LEONARD ROBERTS, miller, York, 111., 
married Aug. 28, 1878, Miss Asendth Downey; and 
Oct. 15, 1895, Miss Martha Gilbert. 
One child by first wife : 
5R. Charles Everett, b. Oct. 29, 1891. 

4R. WILLIAM SEWELL ROBERTS, mechanic and mil- 
ler, Clark Centre, 111., married Aug - . 16, 1885, Miss 
Effie Alice Roberts, b. June 3. 1867. 
Children : 
5R. Lulie Effie, b. Dec. 17, 1887. 

Children by second wife : 
5R. Ardath Idel, b. Oct. 9, 1897. 

3R. ROSA DELL ROBERTS, b. Oct. 12, 1858, married 
May 20, 1880, Walter Taggart, farmer, Martinsville, 
111., b. Oct. 12, 1858. 
Children : 
4R. William, b. May 12, 1881. 
Ida Bell, b. Jan. n, 1886. 
4R. IDA MARGARET ANNIE ROBERTS, married 
Feb. 17, 1886, Louis Bach, Terre Haute, Ind., 1900 
N. 13th street, b. Jan. 15, i860. 
Children : 
5R. Welcome Lawrence, b. Feb. 20, 1887. 
William Otis, b. Dec. 20, 1891. 
Naomi Jane, b. June 25, 1898. 
3R. JOSIAH COSNER, farmer, Appleton, Ohio, married 
Jan. 24, 1856, Miss Lydia Gardener, b. Jan. 12, 1838. 
Children : 
4R. Almeda, b. Jan. 2, 1857, d. Jan. 6, 1887. 
3R. AMANDA COSNER, married Aug. 18, 1859, Isaac 
Lloyd Ledley, farmer, Rich wood, Ohio, d. March 25, 
1895. 

Children : 
4R. Eva, b. June 16, i860. 

George Wilford, b. Sept. 29, 1862. 

Augustus Franklin, b. Nov. 9, 1866. 

Augusta Melvina, b. Nov. 9, 1866, d. Dec. 9, 1866. 



COSNER FAMILY. 75 



William, b. March 22, 1869, d. March 30, 1869. 
Jasper, b. Sept. 20, 1871. 
Edward E. Ledley. 
4R. EVA LEDLEY, married Oct. 14, 1878, Joseph Wood- 
bridge Kirby, farmer, Richwood, Ohio. 
Children : 
5R. Elsie Rebecca, b. Dec. 1, 1879. 

Mary Etta, b. July 30, 1881, d. March 30, 1889. 
Joseph Alva, b. March 3, 1883. 
William Etna, b. March 24, 1885. 
Daisy Amanda, b. March 24, 1887. 
Glenn Siren, b. June 25, 1898. 
4R. GEORGE WILFORD LEDLEY, farmer, Richwood, 
Ohio, married Feb. 5, 1888, Miss Emeline Russell, d. 
Dec. 30, 1897. 
Children : 
5R. Jessie Etna, b. Dec. 25, 1888. 

Jasper Franklin, b. Aug. 10, 1890. 
Edith Fern, b. Mar. 13, 1892. 
Nellie May, b. Apr. 13, 1894. 
Nettie Francenia. b. Mar. 5, 1896. 
4R. AUGUSTUS FRANKLIN LEDLEY, farmer, Rich- 
wood, Ohio, married May 15, 1889, Miss Ida Long- 
berry. 

Children : 
5R. Ethel, b. Aug. 17, 1889. 

Hazel Ann, b. Sept. 5, 1891. 
4R. EDWARD E. LEDLEY, blacksmith, Bush Creek, 
Ohio, married Feb. 4, '95, Carrie Harrimon. 
Children : 
5R. Jessie, b. Feb. 24, 1896. 

5R. CYNTHIA ANN COSNER, married April 21, 1867, 
Silas Schooley Lumbard, farmer, Delaware, O., b. 
Jan. 19, 1844. 
Children : 
4R. Bruce, b. Oct. 18, 1869, d. Oct. 18. 1869. 
Margaret Susan, b. Dec. 21, 1870. 



COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 



Jacob Webster, b. July 13, 1873. 
Addia Berthena, b. July 8, 1875. 
Weltha Ann, b. Nov. 26, 1880. 
4R. MARGARET SUSAN LUMBARD, married Oct. 29, 
1891, Orlando Lafayette Bruce, farmer, Delaware, b. 
Nov. 1, 1850. 
Children : 
5R. Charles Lafayette, b. Mar. 5, 1893. 
Virgil Raymond, b. Sept. 1, 1895. 
Mabel Leona, b. July 22, 1897. 

4R. JACOB WEBSTER LUMBARD, farmer, Ashley. O., 
married Aug. 8, 1893, Miss Alice Lowella Peters, b. 
June 1, 1875. 
Children : 
5R. Russell Albines, b. Jan. 8, 1896. 

Hazel Lucile, b. Mar. 25, 1897. 
2R. PHILLIP COSNER, farmer, b. Nov. 22, 1812, Hardy 
county, Va., d. Sept. 5, 1890, Fulton, 111., married Miss 
Sarah Ann Disney, d. Feb. 23, 1872. 
Children born in Knox Co., Ohio : 
3R. George Cosner, b. Sept. 1, 1838. 
Henry, b. June 16, 1847. 
Lovina, b. 1850, d. at the age of 9. 
Emerson, b. Mar. 2, 1853, engineer. 

3R. GEORGE COSNER, farmer, Kimball. Kan., married 
Sept. 5, 1861, Clara Minerva Crews. 
Children born in Clinton, Iowa : 
4R. Lester Watts, b. June 1, 1866, d. Oct. 21, 1867. 
Erne Lenora, b. Sept. 6, 1868. 
Charles Nathaniel, b. April 16, 1872. 
George Byron, b. July 16, 1874. 
4R. EFFIE LENORA COSNER, married July 27, 1887, 
John Henry Thornton, farmer, Odessa, Kansas, !>. 
Nov. 9, 1858. 
Children : 
5R. Mabel N., b. Nov. 7, 1891. 

George Everett, b. April 20, 1895. 



COSNER FAMILY. 



4 R. CHARLES NATHANIEL COSNER, farmer, Kim- 
ball, Kan., married Dec. 29, 1897, Mattie Freidelia 
AlcConn. 

4R. GEORGE BYRON COSNER, farmer, Kimball, Kan. f . 
married Oct. 12, 1898, Lizzie G. Randall. 

3R. HENRY COSNER, engineer, Clinton, Iowa, married. 
Dec. 18, 1868, Miss Libbie Ann Baker, b. March 27. 

1847. 
Children born in Clinton, Iowa: 
4R. Minnie Bell, b. Oct. 6, 1869, d. Apr. 21, 1894. 

Harry Dawton, b. Oct. 4, 1870, d. Jan. 16, 1872. 

Nellie Olena, b. Nov. 20, 1871. 

Jennie, b. Oct. 5, 1872, d. Oct. 4, 1878. 

Emma, b. Oct. 26, 1877. 

Bert, b. July 1, 1880. 

Mabel, b. Jan. 24, 1884, d. Jan. 29, 1889. 

Earl, b. Oct. 2, 1886. 

George, b. Oct. 1, 1875, d. Oct. 1, 1885. 

4R. MINNIE BELL COSNER, married Nov. 13, 1887, d. 
April 21, 1894. Arthur Lehman, mechanic, Pueblo, 
Col. 

One child born : 
5R. Margret, b. 1892. 

4R. NELLIE OLENA COSNER, married Sept. 25, 1889, 
William Sherman Buell. saw-milling, Beardstown, 
111., b. Oct. 12, 1867. 
Children : 
5R. Myrtle May, b. July 16, 1891. 

Eleccta, b. Oct. 10, 1895. 
4R. EMMA COSNER. married Sept. 1, 1895, William 
Bohrman, pork inspector, East St. Louis, 338 Rock 
Road. 

One child : 
5R. Raymond William, b. June 17, 1896. 
iR. MARY COSNER. b. in Hardy county, Va., d. May 20, 
1888, married Nov. 6, 1834, Joseph Johnson, farmer,. 
Brandon, O., b. Aug. 31. 181 1. d. Dec. 30, 1893. 



78 COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 

Children born in Knox county, Ohio : 
2R. Samuel, b. Sept. 26, 1835. 

Dorothea, b. March 13, 1837, d. March 11, 1895. 
Martin Van Buren, b. Jan. 20, 1839. 
James Scott, b. Sept. 12, 1840. 
John Cosner, b. March 26, 1842. 
Sarah Jane, b. June 3, 1845, artist. 
Joseph, b. June 6, 1847. 
Mary Elizabeth, b. Sept. 11, 1849. 

Ann Violett, b. Aug. 18, 1851, trained nurse, Colum- 
bus, O. 
Emma Lamira, b. Oct. 20, 1853. 
William M'anville, b. Apr. 6, 1856. 

2R. SAMUEL JOHNSON, farmer, Rich Hill, Mo., mar- 
ried March 3, 1859, Miss Nancy Erion. 

First three children born in Knox county, Ohio, 
the rest in Iowa : 
3R. Cassius, b. Nov. 22, 1859. 
Elenor, b. June 9, 1861. 
Albert Marion, b. June 27, 1863. 
Lafayette, b. Nov. 10, 1864, livery stable, Winslow, 

Ariz. 
Lee Grand, b. Dec. 12, 1868. 
Harry, b. June 13, 1878, farmer, Rich Hill, Mo. 
John, b. Aug. 11, 1875, d. Aug. 11, 1878. 
3R. CASSIUS JOHNSON, farmer, Rich Hill, married 
March 4, 1880, Miss Maggie Horn. 
No children. 

3R. ELENOR JOHNSON, married March 4, 1880, Henry 
Shirley, farmer, Rich Hill, Mo. 

Children born in Bates county, Mo. : 
4R. Lena May, b. Feb. 7, 1883. 

James, b. Sept. 4, 1884, d. June 4, 1885. 
Iva, b. Apr. 4, 1886, d. in infancy. 

3R. ALBERT MARION JOHNSON, farmer, Marshall, 
Wash., married July 26, 1892, Miss Edith Depner. 



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Children born in Marshall, Wash : 
4R. Allie May, b. May 6, 1896. 
Walter, b. Nov. 6, 1897. 
Lawrence W., b. Dec. 12, 1898. 
3R. LEE GRAND JOHNSON, farmer, Rich Hill, Mo., 
married Aug. 1, 1892, Miss Ida Stamfield. 
Children born in Bates county, Mo. : 
4R. Lulu C, b. May 16, 1893. 
Walter B., b. Jan. 5, 1895. 
Wanetta, b. Sept. 29, 1897. 
2R. DOROTHY JOHNSON, married Nov. 13, 1855, d. 
March 11, 1895, David Neible, farmer, Brandon, 
Ohio. 

Children born in Knox county, Ohio: 
3R. Emma Jane, b. Oct. 27, 1856. 

Mary Violett, b. March 27, 1858, d. Apr. 11, 1885. 
Lillie, b. July 20, 1863. 
Ella, b. Dec. 12, 1869. 
3R. EMMA JANE NEIBLE, married Oct. 9, 1874, d. Oct. 
30, 1893, Marion Hall, farmer, Homer, Ohio. 
Children born in Licking county, Ohio : 
4R. Elmer, b. May 8, 1876, farmer, Brandon, O. 
Eddie, b. Jan. 3, 1878, d. June 4, 1885. 
Maude, b. Feb. 4, 1880, died in infancy. 
Frank, b. March 28, 1882. 
Thurman, b. May 30, 1883, died in infancy. 
Cleveland, b. Dec. 12, 1885. 
Ray, b. July 21, 1891. 
Harry, b. Oct. 1, 1893, died in infancy. 
4R. ELMER HALL, farmer, Brandon, O., married April 
3, 1895, Miss Delia Monroe. 
No Children. 
3R. MARY VIOLETT NEIBLE, married July 3, 1873, d - 
April 11, 1885, Columbus Hall, stock man, Utica, O. 
Children born in Licking county, Ohio: 
4R. Burt, b. Dec. 31, 1877, teacher, Utica, O. 
May, b. Jan. 14, 1881. 



SO COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 

Fannie, b. March 28, 1883. 
Hattie, b. April 1, 1885. 
3R. LILLIE NEIBLE, married Nov. 2, 1880, Frank Wil- 
son, farmer, Redwood, Cal. 
Children born in Redwood, Cal. : 
4R. Arthur David, b. Sept. 26, 1881. 
Leona May, b. Sept. 7, 1883. 
Boyd Judson, b. June 2, 1890. 
Franklin Ray, b. Aug. I, 1892. 
Thelma Lucille, b. Mar. 4, 1899. 
3R. ELLA NEIBLE, married May 29, 1890, Chas. Weaver, 
teacher, Brandon, O. 

Children born in Knox county, Ohio : 
4R. Edith, b. Aug. 23, 1891. 

2R. MARTIN VAN BUREN JOHNSON, dentist, Hol- 
den, Mo., married May 28, 1868, Miss Malinda 
Bricker, b. April 11, 1849. 

Children born in Holden, Mo. : 
3R. Archie Hubert, b. Sept. 4, 1872, dentist, Holden, Mo. 
Frances Lee, b. June 25, 1883. 

3R. ARCHIE HUBERT JOHNSON, dentist, Holden, 
Mo., married Feb. 16, 1899, Miss Alice Gertrude 
Rexroat. 

2R. JAMES SCOTT JOHNSON, farmer, Homer, O., mar- 
ried Oct. 24, 1887, Miss Emma Fox. 

Children born in Licking county, Ohio : 
3R. Paul W., b. Sept. 17, 1893. 

Dorothy Ann, b. Aug. 4, 1897. 

2R. JOHN COSNER JOHNSON, dentist, farmer, Bran- 
don, O., married Dec. 3, 1868, Miss Mary Moody. 
Children born in Knox county, Ohio : 
3R. Bertha Iona, b. Aug. 23, 1870. 
John Edgar, b. Sept. 16, 1872. 
Laura May (twin), b. Aug. 14, 1878. 
William Moody (twin), b. Aug. 14, 1878, died in infancy. 
Mary Etta, b. March 23, 1885. 



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3 R. BERTHA IONA JOHNSON, married Nov. 18, il 
Daniel Chadwick, farmer, Milfordton, Ohio. 
Children born in Knox county, Ohio : 
4R. Lolo Fay, b. Aug. 29, 1889. 
Dessie Iona, b. Dec. 22, 1890. 
Daniel, b. Sept. 7, 1892. 
Dale, b. Jan. 22, 1897. 
Nellie Naoma, b. Jan. 22, 1899. 

3R. JOHN EDGAR JOHNSON, farmer, Brandon, O., 
married April 17, 1890, Miss Orell Burgess. 
Children born in Knox county, Ohio : 
4R. Sarah Janet, b. March 15, 1896. 
Clyde Burgess, b. June 29, 1897. 

2R. SARAH JANE JOHNSON, artist, married Jan. 1, 
1868, Henry Martin Williams, lawyer, Warrensburg, 
Mo. 

No children. 

2R. JOSEPH JOHNSON, mechanic, Dayton, O., married 
Sept. 2, 1875, Miss Lucy Graham. 
Children born in Dayton, Ohio : 
3R. Clifford Orlando, b. May 26, 1876, mechanic. 
Alvin Waldo, b. July 6, 1878, mechanic. 
Hubert Graham, b. March 5, 1882. 
James Earnest, b. Dec. 18, 1885. 
Lillie Ann, b. Feb. 27, 1891. 

2R. MARY ELIZABETH JOHNSON, married March 
10, 1868, Jacob Yoakam, farmer, Homer, Ohio. 
Children born in Homer, Ohio: 
3R. Frank, b. Jan. 3, 1869. 

Elmer Legrand, b. Jan. 24, 1871. 
Ulla Maude, b. Sept. 21, 1873. 
Arthur, b. March 3, 1875, physician. 

3R. FRANK YOAKAM, merchant. Homer. O., married 
Nov. 18, 1890, Miss Lillie Woodford. 
Children : 
4R. Claude, b. Jan. 23, 1891, d. March 25, 1892. 



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3R. ELMER LEGRAND YOAKAM, merchant, Homer, 
O., married Nov. 30, 1893, Miss Bird Hunter. 
Children born in Homer, Ohio : 
4R. Wayne, b. Sept. 5, 1894. 

Coler Arthur, b. May 11, 1898. 

3R. ULLA MAUDE YOAKAM married Charles Hat- 
field, farmer, Appleton, Ohio. 

Children born in Licking county, Ohio : 
4R. Gaile, b. Sept. 10, 1892. 

Beatrice, b. Sept. 5, 1894, d. Dec. 18, 1895. 
Ruth, b. Sept. 30, 1895. 
Jannette, b. June 20, 1896. 

2R. EMMA LAMIRA JOHNSON, married July 26, 1881, 
John Wesley Buxton, physician, Homer, O. 
Children born in Homer Ohio : 
3R. Ethel Inez, b. June 20, 1884. 
Hugh John, b. Aug. 6, 1885. 

2R. WILLIAM MANVILLE JOHNSON, traveling sales- 
man, Newark, O., married Lena Forsythe, Aug. 14, 
1887. 

No children. 

2R. JOHN COSNER, farmer, Fredericktown, Ohio, mar- 
ried Oct. 1, 1837, Miss Phebe Leonard, b. May 13, 
1818. 
Children born in Knox county, Ohio : 
3R. Lavina, b. May 15, 1839, d. Feb. 12, 1897. 
John Leonard, b. Aug. 6, 1842. 
Phoebe Ann, b. June 16, 1845. 

3R. JOHN COSNER, JR., farmer, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, mar- 
ried Nov. 27, rS68, Miss Sarah C. Lahmon, b. Aug. 6, 
1848. 

No children. 

3R. PHOEBE ANN COSNER, married Feb. 17, 1887, 
Joseph Scott, farmer, FVedericktown, Ohio. 
No children. 



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iR. DAVID COSNER, farmer, Fredericktown, Ohio, born 
Hardy county, Ya., married Oct. 2, 1838, Miss Mary 
Drake, died Feb. 9, 1896. 

Children born in Fredericktown, Ohio : 
2R. Samuel Drake, b. Nov. II, 1840. 

Phillip Henry, b. Jan. 6, 1843, tinner, Fredericktown, 

O., d. Sept. 14, 1864. 
David S., b. July 11, 1848, d. Nov. 18, 1889. 
2R. SAMUEL DRAKE COSNER, insurance agent, 
Zanesville, O., married Dec. 4, 1866, Miss Libbie 
Emma Hartshorn, b. Aug. 4, 1844. 
Children : 
3R. Lottie May, b. Sept. 21, 1867, teacher, Zanesville, O. 
Walter Watson, b. June 21, 1876. 
Hannah, b. Oct. 7, 1880, d. Oct. 18, 1880. 
2R. DAVID SHARP COSNER, tinner, Fredericktown, 
( )., married Aug. 12, 1869, Miss Henrietta Kirby. 
Children : 
3R. Phillip H,, b. March 7, 1871. 

3R. PHILLIP H. COSNER, physician. Bladensburg, O., 
married Sept. 8, 1892, Miss Olive Young, b. Nov. 25, 
1870. 

Children : 
4R. William Lewis, b. May [9, 1895. 

2R. ELIZABETH COSNER, married Aug. 18, 1836, d. 
Nov. 29, 1890, James Jackson, Genoa, Ottawa county, 
Ohio, b. May 12, 1809, d. Aug. 28, 1864. 
Children : 
3R. Philip Cosner, b. April 9, 1837. 
Phebe T., b. Dec. 25, 1838. 

Elias S., b. May 20, 1840, d. Jan. 2, 1863, soldier. 
Esabella Ann, b. July 8, 1842. 
Mary Jane, b. Nov. 10, 1843. 
James K. Polk, b. Oct. 5, 1845. 
Amanda S., b. Sept. 2, 1847, d. Nov. 5, 1849. 
Rigden Potter, b. Feb. 25, 1849, d. Nov. 17, 1849. 
Rebecca P., b. June 17, 1850, d. July 28, 1850. 



84 COLER FA MIL Y HIS TORY AND G ENEA LOGY. 

Sarah E., b. May 17, 1851, d. July 28, 1851. 

Eliza C, b. Aug. 25, 1852. 

Frances B., b. Aug. 18, 1853, school teacher, Genoa, O. 

Alice A., b. April 22, 1856. 

Martha W., b. July 25, 1857, d. July 4, 1873. 

Mina, b. March 28, 1859, d. Sept. 5, 1859. 

Josephine, b. Oct. 30, 1861, d. Jan. 15, 1863. 

Three other children were born and died without 
names. 
3R. PHILLIP C. JACKSON, guard at O. P., 460 West 
Spring street, Columbus, Ohio, married Aug. 25, 
1864, Miss Laura Rogers, b. Sept. 30, 1846. 
Children : 
4R. Millie Vesta, b. Oct. 15, 1866. 

Myron Grant, b. Jan. 14, 1868, d. Sept. 6, 1873. 
Addie May, b. April 20, 1871. 
4 R. MILLIE VESTA JACKSON, married Jan. 1, 1884, 
George Strohle, farmer, Curtice, b. Aug. 11, 1858, d. 
Feb. 4, 1884; and Aug. 1, 1889, Isaiah Fought, 
farmer, Curtice, b. Feb. 7, 1859. 
Child by first husband. 
Children by second husband : 
5R. Claude, b. Feb. 17, 1890. 
Ada Belle, b. Apr. 14, 1891. 
Cleon E., b. Apr. 1, 1893. 
4R. ADDA MAY JACKSON, married Apr. 17, 1890, Wil- 
liam Starkloff, cigar manufacturer, Port Clinton, O., 
b. June 1, 1869. 
Children : 
5R. Clair, b. Aug. 13, 1890. 

John Guy, b. Jan. 30, 1894. 
Margretta, b. Nov. 15, 1897, d. Nov. 16, 1897. 
3R. PHEBE T. JACKSON, married Sept. 1, 1857, William 
H. Eddy, farmer, Port Clinton, Ohio, b. Feb. 22, 
1835, d. Feb. 8, 1870. 
Children : 
4R. James Henry, b. June 16, 1858. 
Mary Elizabeth, b. Nov. 30, 1863. 



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Cordelia Bell, b. Sept. 25, 1864. 

Elmer E., b. Mar. 7, 1867, painter and paper hanger, 
Port Clinton, Ohio. 
4R. JAMES HENRY EDDY, cooper and hoop maker, 
Port Clinton, married Oct. 2, 1880, Ellen Elizabeth 
Cooley, b. Nov. 6, 1848. 
Children : 
5R. Date, b. Oct. 2, 1882. 

Leighton, b. July 9, 1886. 
Clyde, b. Nov. 11, 1891. 
4R. MARY ELIZABETH EDDY, married Sept. 3, 1879. 
John Camper, farmer; and later, George St. John, 
real estate agent. 

Children to first husband : 
5R. Eddy, b. Sept. 15, 1880. 

Children of second husband: 
Lawrence, b. March 6, 1886. 
Lucile, b. Jan. 9, 1892. 
George, b. April 12, 1894. 
4R. CORDELIA BELL EDDY, married May 4, 1884, 
George Myers, teacher of elocution, Genoa, Ohio. 
Children : 
5R. Nellie Clare, b. Aug. 1886. 

3R. ISABELLA ANN JACKSON, married Sept. 6, 1857. 
d. March 22, 1880, William Boose, mechanic, Prince- 
ton, Ohio. 
Children : 
4R. James Henry, b. July 18, 1859. 

Mary C, b. Dec. 29, i860, d. 1861. 

Elias Shannon, b. Oct. 6, 1862, d. March 30, 1882, 

farmer. 
Elnora, b. Oct. 30, 1866. 
Victora, b. July 31, 1868, d. Jan. 4, 1885. 
Phillip, b. Nov. 31, 1871. 
Minerva E., b. July 18, 1875, d - l &%7- 
Alice Ann, b. 1876, d. Aug. 20, 1876. 
John William, b. Aug. 10, 1879, d. Oct. 13, 1879. 



86 COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 

aR. JAMES HENRY BOOSE, mechanic, Limestone, 
Ohio, married May 28, 1884, Miss Carline Harms. 
Children : 
5R. Victora E., b. July 28, 1885. 
Rachel, b. Aug. 8, 1887. 
Emma, b. Sept. 16, 1889. 
James Henry, b. Sept. 12, 1896. 
4 R. PHILLIP S. BOOSE, mechanic, East Toledo, Ohio, 
married Feb. 8, 1897, Miss Neta Munday. 
Children : 
5R. Mable, b. Aug. 8, 1898. 

4R. ELNORA BOOSE, married Oct. 1, 1885, Henry 
Marks, farmer, Genoa, Ohio. 
Children : 
5R. William E., b. May 14, 1889. 

Estella Victory, b. July 19, 1891. 
Martin H., b. Dec. 15, 1893. 
3R. MARY JANE JACKSON married Dec. 3, 1863, Peter 
Hineline, engineer, Port Clinton, Ohio, d. Aug. 13, 
1898. 

Children : 
4R. Anna Laura, b. Sept. 3, 1864, d. Sept. 18, 1891. 
Jennie, b. Nov. 7, 1865, printer. 
Lester Legrand, b. 1867. 
Clara Elizabeth, b. Nov. 7, 1874. 
Louis Chester, b. Aprn 3, 1876. 
4R. ANNA LAURA HINELINE, married 1866, d. Sept. 
18, 1891, Emery Potite, printer, Sun Port, Mich. 
Children : 
5R. Clara Crystal, b. June 12, 1886. 
Flora Vera, b. May 15, 1889. 
Lyle Chester, b. May 12, 1891. 
Mary Jannette, b. Nov. 25, 1895. 
Eddy, b. Aug. 29, 1898. 
4R. LESTER LEGRAND HINELINE, engineer, Cleve- 
land, Ohio, 463 Detroit street, married Sept. 3, 1896, 
Miss Nellie Vessey, b. Feb. 22, 1872. 



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Children : 
5R. Earl Legrand, b. Sept. 27, 1898. 

4R. CLARA ELIZABETH HINELINE, married June 
29, 1892, Robert Waterfield, engineer, Port Clinton, 
Ohio. 

Children : 
5R. Frances Pearl, b. April 5, 1897. 
Earl Lacroon, b. Oct. 18, 1898. 
4R. LOUIS CHESTER HINELINE, married May 22, 

1892, engineer, Manistee, Mich., 320 Sixth ave., Miss 
Anna Berry. 

Children : 
5R. Pearl Hineline, b. June 8, 1898. 

3R. JAMES K. JACKSON, farmer, Genoa, Ohio, married 
Sept. 14, 1870, Miss Orintha Utilla Sloan. 
Children : 
4R. Roy, b. Aug. 29, 1874. 

Lamat, b. June 14, 1872, d. June 18, 1872. 
Edna Dell, b. Nov. 30, 1876. 
4R. EDNA DELL JACKSON, married Oct. 30, 1897, 
Harry Cassner, railroad fireman, Millburg, Ohio. 
No children. 
3R. ELIZA JACKSON, married April 20, 1869, d. Oct. 4, 
1899, Michael Cashen, farmer, Genoa, Ohio. 
Children : 
4R. Alice Catherine, b. Oct. 20, 1870. 

Mary Ann, b. May 29, 1872, d. June 3, 1881. 
Emma Estella, b. Aug. 30, 1873, d. Nov. 15, 1890. 
John Clare, b. Sept. 16, 1874. 

Cora Elizabeth, b. March 26, 1876, d. in infancy. 
Francis, b. Sept. 6, 1877, d. in infancy. 
Ellen (twin), b. July 20, 1879. 
Edward (twin), b. July 20, 1879, d. July 30, 1879. 
Ethel May, b. Sept. 22, 1880. 
Minnie Alberta, b. Feb. 12, 1883. 
4R. ALICE CATHERINE CASHEN, married July 6, 

1893, Robert William Black, farmer, Genoa, Ohio. 



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Children : 
5R. Robert Black, b. Aug. 4, 1894. 

4 R. JOHN CLARE CASHEN, married July 3, 1897, Miss 
Ella Hale. 
Children : 
5R. Irvin Clare, b. Nov. 7, 1898. 

2R. CHRISTAIN COSNER, farmer, Fredericktown, Ohio, 
married Feb. 22, 1840, d. Feb. 7, 1891, Miss Patience 
Short, b. April 12, 1822. 
Children : 
3R. Almira, b. Jan. 22, 1841, d. April 2, 1841. 
Mary, b. June 12, 1842. 
Charity, b. Dec. 14, 1843. 
Isaac, b. Oct. 31, 1845. 

Elizabeth, b. July 15, 1847, d. Jan. 16, 1848. 
Richard A., b. Nov. 8, 1849. 
Nancy A., b. Oct. 6, 1852. 
Emily R., b. Jan. 2, 1857. 
Dorothea, b. March 4, 1865. 

3R. MARY COSNER, married March 13, 1862, George 
Robinson, farmer, Brandon, Ohio. 
Children : 
4R. Lillie Estelle, b. Feb. 13, 1863. 

John Wayle, b. July 7, 1865, farmer. 
Rosa Myrtle, b. Sept. 13, 1871. 
Clara, b. Feb. 3, 1874. 

4R. LILLIE ESTELLE ROBINSON, married Feb. 14, 
1882, Franklin Hunter, farmer, Brandon, Ohio. 
Children : 
5R. Lola, b. Aug. 14, 1885. 

4R. JOHN WAYLE ROBINSON, farmer, Brandon, 
Ohio, married Nov. 26, 1890, Miss Ida Bell. 
Children : 
5R. Minnie, b. April 26, 1892. 

George, b. Jan. 14, 1894, d. March, 1896. 
Glennie, b. March 26, 1896. 



COSNER FAMILY. 



4R. CLARA ROBINSON, married Nov. 28, 1894, Charles 
Van Boden, farmer, Brandon, Ohio. 
Children : 
5R. Floy, b. Aug. 30, 1895. 

4R. ROSA ROBINSON, married April 10, 1894, George 
Bishop. 
Children : 
5R. Mary, b. June 26, 1897. 

3R. CHARITY COSNER, married Nov. 3, 1859, Gasper 
Richey, miller, Spencer, Iowa, b. March 9, 1838. 
Children : 
4R. Will Elmer, b. Oct. 3, 1861. 

Frank Walter, b. Dec. 27, 1864. 
Bertha Julia, b. July 5, 1874. 

4R. WILL ELMER RICHEY, butcher, Dowagiac, Mich., 
married July 25, 1885, Miss Susan Jane Rench, b. 
June 7, 1864. 
Children : 
5R. Ethel (twin), b. Aug. 7, 1886, d. Aug. 8, 1886. 
Edna May (twin), b. Aug. 8, 1886. 
Ruby Belle, b. July 5, 1888, d. Feb. 7, 1892. 

4R. FRANK WALTER RICHEY, miller, Dowagiac, 
Mich., married Nov. 24, 1890, Miss Mary B. Shurte, 
b. Aug. 29, 1868. 
Children : 
5R. August K., b. Aug. 30, 1891. 

Kathleen Marie, b. Nov. 10, 1894. 

4R. BERTHA J. RICHEY, married Sept, 18, 1894, Wal- 
lace Burr Cruver, grocer, Spencer, Iowa, b. Dec. 26, 
1862. 

Children : 
5R. Marion Helene, b. Jan. 31, 1896. 

Wayne Richey, b. May 6, 1898. 
3R. ISAAC COSNER, farmer, Mount Vernon, Ohio, mar- 
ried Oct. 10, 1868, d. March 10, 1892, Miss Bertha 
Miller. 



90 COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 

Children : 
4R. William Marion, b. July 14, 1868. 
Chattie May, b. Aug. 4, 1870. 
David Judson, b. April 8, 1875. 
James, b. July 6, 1877. 
Frank Russell, b. Sept. 16, 1884. 
Richard, b. Sept. 16, 1886. 
4 R. WILLIAM MARION COSNER, bridge carpenter, 
Mount Vernon, Ohio, married March 20, 1890, Miss 
Adelphia Myrtle Roberts, b. Aug. 29, 1867. 
Children : 
5R. William Robert, b. June 30, 1891. 
Leslie Miller, b. Nov. 8, 1893. 
Bertha Allen, b. Dec. 24, 1895. 
Donald Judson, b. Jan. 30, 1897, d. Aug. 11, 1898. 
4 R. CHATTIE MAY COSNER, married Feb. 20, 1890, 
Henry Lewis Allen, blacksmith, Mount Vernon, 
Ohio, b. April 3, 1871. 
Children : 
5R. Ruth Ford, b. May 24, 1893. 

William Judson, b. March 22, 1894, d. Aug. 2, 1896. 
4R. DAVID JUDSON COSNER, machinist, Mount Ver- 
non, Ohio, married Dec. 20, 1893, Miss Charlotte 
Perle Whittington, b. Dec. 7, 1876. 
Children : 
5R. Cleopatra Marie, b. March 31, 1895. 
4R. JAMES COSNER, mechanic, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 
married Oct. 23, 1897, Miss Mary Buckner, b. July 6, 
1877. 

Children : 
5R. Eliza M., b. Aug. 6, 1898. 

3R. RICHARD ANDERSON COSNER, merchant, New- 
ark, Ohio, married Jan. 13, 1870, Miss Sarah Keller, 
b. Sept. 6, 1853, d. July 8, 1898. 
Children : 
4R. Walter, b. July 2J, 1871, d. Nov. 1, 1898. 
Herbert, b. Feb. 1, 1873. 



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Alice, b. Feb. 8, 1875, d. Dec. 19, 1889. 
Ray J., b. March 28, 1877. 

4R. HERBERT COSNER, merchant, Kansas City, Mo., 
married Feb. 5, 1895, Miss Jessie Squires, b. May 10, 
1872. 

Children : 

5R. Hale, b. Dec. 9, 1895. 

4R. RAY J. COSNER, merchant, Kansas City, Mo., mar- 
ried Oct. 27, 1897, Miss Emma Goodyear, b. Feb. 16, 
1880. 

Children : 

5R. Gladys, b. Sept 30, 1898. 

3R. NANCY ANN COSNER, married Sept. 30, 1873, John 
Hart, professor of schools, Crown Point, Ind., b. Feb. 
12, 1841, d. April 10, 1880; and Dec. 22, 1889, Spencer 
Lane Beach, railroad agent, Crown Point, Ind., b. 
June 18, 1849. 

Children by first husband : 
4R. Bertha May, b. June 28, 1874. 
Cora Pearl, b. Jan. 21, 1877. 

3R. EMILY COSNER, married Nov. 30, 1875, Oliver 
Hampshire, carpenter, Newark, Ohio, b. April 2, 
1856. 

Children : 
4R. Ada J., b. Aug. 30, 1876. 

Arthur B., b. Dec. 11, 1878. 
Henry C, b. Nov. 21, 1880. 
Alice M., b. Dec. 9, 1882. 
Fred, b. July 4, 1885. 
Lucy M., b. March 27, 1887. 

3R. DOROTHEA COSNER, married Dec. 31, 1885, Al- 
bert Householder, hardware merchant, Utica, Ohio, 
b. May 31, 1865. 
Children : 
4R. Harry, b. Aug. 6, 1891. 
Cyril, b. Aug. 6, 1894. 



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2R. ADAM COSNER, mechanic, Toledo, Ohio, 714 Oliver 
st., married April 15, 1840, Miss Ann B. Dunn. 
Children : 
3R. Elizabeth Dorothy, b. Dec. 19, 1841. 
Martha Ann, b. Jan. 11, 1843. 
Marie Paulina, b. Nov. 18, 1844, d. July 6, 1846. 
Phoebe Roseana, b. July 23, 1849. 

3R. ELIZABETH DOROTHY COSNER married March 
13, 1862, Joseph Simcox, farmer, Findlay, Ohio. 
Children : 
4R. Roseanna Pauline, b. June 22, 1863. 
Cora Haidee, b. July 26, 1868. 
Harley Vance, b. March 9, 1881. 
Frankie Vernon, b. Aug. 9, 1879, d. Nov. 19, 1879. 

4 R. ROSEANNA PAULINE SIMCOX, married May 8, 
1884, David Mowery, railroad man, Deweyville, Ohio. 
Children : 
5R. Maud Alva, b. Aug. 18, 1885. 

4R. CORA HAIDEE SIMCOX, married Dec. 28, 1890, 
Bureigh B. Thomas, farmer, Findlay, Ohio. 
Children : 
5R. Bessie Elizabeth, b. Nov. 2, 1891. 
Lester Graydon, b. Nov. 28, 1892. 

3R. MARTHA ANN COSNER, married June 20, 1867, 
Jacob Sylvester Zoll, farmer, Toledo, Ohio. 
Children : 
4R. Burleigh Cosner, b. May 17, 1870, Toledo, Ohio. 

Harry Dunn, b. Aug. 7, 1871, blacksmith, Toledo, Ohio. 
4R. BURLEIGH COSNER ZOLL, farmer, married at 
Toledo, Ohio, June 3, 1896, Miss Elda Morris. 
No children. 
3R. ROSEANA PAULINE COSNER, married July 23, 
1865, Cyrus Wise, locomotive engineer, Toledo, Ohio, 
714 Oliver street. 
Children : 
4R. Nellie C, b. July 19, 1866. 



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Effie S., b. Feb. 2, 1873. 
Georgia Date, b. Aug. 20, 1878. 
4R. NELLIE C. WISE, married June 18, 1883, Francis L. 
Langers, bill clerk L. S. and M. C. R. R., Toledo, 
Ohio. 

Children : 
5R. Edith Genevieve, b. Dec. 24, 1884. 
Fredrick Cyrus, b. Oct. 13, 1886. 
Herbert Council, b. July 18, 1890. 
Leroy Nicholas, b. Nov. 12, 1892. 
4R. EFFIE S. WISE, married Sept. 20,1893, William E. 
Schluter, railroad man, Toledo, Ohio. 
Children : 
5R. Mildred Lucile, b. Oct. 18, 1894. 

2R. WILLIAM COSNER, b. Dec. 12, 1822, farmer Merna, 
Neb., married Aug. 25, 1844. Miss Sarah Knappe, b. 
July 17, 1827. 
Children : 
3R. Melvina, b. Aug. 18, 1845. 

Albert Loman, b. Oct. 18, 1847, engineer, Merna, Neb. 

Anna, b. July 18, 1850, d. Dec. 3, 1895. 

John Franklin, b. March 15, 1853. d. July 14, 1899, 

farmer, Merna, Neb. 
James Henry, b. May 3, 1858. 
3R. MELVINA COSNER, married July 1, 1866, Benja- 
min Filkins, farmer, Exeter, Neb. 
Children : 
4R. Charles William, b. Sept. 29, 1867, d. Aug. 1, 1869. 
Charlotte E., b. Feb. 7, 1870. 
Jennie L., b. July 1, 1872. 
Sarah Grace, b. Jan. 14, 1875. 
Harriett, b. Dec. 7, 1878, d. July 11, 1880. 
4R. CHARLOTTE E, FILKINS, married April 12, -.889, 
George W. Morehead, carpet and paper merchant, 
Exeter, Neb. 
Children : 
5R. Ray, b. March 26, 1890. 

Florence, b. Nov. 20, 1893. 



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4 R. JENNIE L. FILKINS, married Feb. 25, 1891, Charles 
Bert Haas, farmer, Exeter, Neb. 
Children : 
5R. Elma G., b. June 17, 1892. 
Harry, b. Dec. 21, 1894. 
May, b. Dec. 8, 1897. 
3R. ALBERT LOMAN COSNER, first steamboat engi- 
neer, Merna, Neb., married Dec. 31, 1879, Miss Lydia 
Elmira Dodge, teacher, b. Aug. 2, 1853. 
Children : 
4R. Franke Pearle, b. Sept. 11, 1881. 
Bertha Merle, b. May 23, 1886. 
John Albert Leroy, b. Aug. 12, 1889. 
3R. ANNA COSNER, married Dec. 4, 1871, d. Dec. 30, 
1895, Dominic Connelly, Baptist minister, Dixon, 111. 
Children : 
4R. Sarah Jane, b. July 4, 1873, music teacher, Dixon, 111. 
Nora Almira, b. July 25, 1879, music teacher, Dixon, 111. 
4R. SARAH JANE CONNELLY, married Oct. 20, 1891, 
H. A. Hamilton, Dixon, 111. 
Children : 
5R. Emma Laura, b. Dec. 6, 1892. 

3R. JOHN FRANKLIN COSNER, farmer and well- 
maker, Merna, Neb., married June 2, 1879, Miss 
Agnes Winona Downey, b. June 1, 1862. 
Children : 
4R. Louise May, b. May 2, 1880. 

William Downey, b. Feb. 6, 1884. 

Albert Wendell Elroy, b. Nov. 30, 1889. 

Edith Fern, b. Oct. 8, 1892. 

Rosetta Joy, b. Feb. 13, 1897. 

Alba Marie Margretta, b. Nov. 24, 1898. 

3R. JAMES HENRY COSNER, painter, Broken Bow, 
Neb., married Dec. 1, 1886, Miss Roda May Marquis, 
b. April 2, 1870. 
Children : 

4R. Nona Blanche (twin), b. March 30, ii 



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Nora Belle (twin), b. March 30, il 
Harlie Earl, b. July 6, 1890. 
Merna Marquis, b. Oct. 9, 1897. 
2R. ISAAC COSNER, physician, b. Minneapolis, Minn., 
Nov. 12, 1825, d. Jan. 3, 1888, married July 3, 185 1, 
Miss Mary Ann Tomlinson, b. May 21, 1833, d. Oct. 
10, 1886. 
Children : 
3R. Alcester Barnes, b. July 18, 1854. 

Minerva Electa Dorotha, b. Sept. 8, i860. 
Frank George, b. Jan. 29, 1866, mason, Minneapolis,. 
Minn., 106 E. Grant st. 
3R. ALCESTER BARNES COSNER, builder and con- 
tractor, Minneapolis, Minn., 1407 E. Twenty-fourth 
street, married Jan. 8, 1874, Miss Alice Hetherington, 
b. Oct. 2, 1854. 
Children : 
4R. Leon Alcester, b. April 28, 1877. 

Isaac McKnight, b. June 8, 1887. 
4R. LEON ALCESTER COSNER, employee express, 
company, Minneapolis, Minn., 1407 E. Twenty-fourth 
street, married June 1, 1898, Miss Jennie Laura 
Thompson, b. Sept. 25, 1876. 
3R. MINERVA ELECTA DOROTHA COSNER, mar- 
ried Oct. 6, 1880, George Nixon Briggs, telegraph 
operator, Minneapolis, Minn., 106 E. Grant street, b. 
June 2, i860. 

Children born in Minneapolis, Minn. : 
4R. Nellie Grant Briggs, b. June 2, 1881. 
Jessie May, b. July 4, 1883. 
Goldie, b. July 8, 1885. 
Howard Nathan, b. Jan. 21, 1887. 



PHILLIP COSNER. 

Phillip Cosner and Dorothea Coler were married in Hardy 
County, Va., in 1808, and lived there until 1822. They emi- 
grated to Coshocton County, Ohio, in the fall of 1822, with nine 



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W. E. INGHAM. ALICE INGHAM. 

MRS. M. M. INGHAM. CECIL and CECILIA INGHAM. J. E. INGHAM. 
ELLIS, MIRIAM and PAULINE FULMER. MRS. E. INGHAM FULMER. 



98 COL ER FA MIL Y Ills TOR Y AND G EXE A L OG Y. 

children. Their son William was born six weeks after they 
landed. The next spring they moved to Knox County, Ohio, 
where two more children — Isaac and George — were born. 

Phillip Cosner entered land in Clinton and Miller town- 
ships, Knox County, and was a considerable land owner ; in- 
spired by an inate energy and faith in the future, he did much to 
advance the interest of the wilderness state he had come to make 
his home and that of his children. He divided his land out 
among his children as they married and settled them around 
him, where the most of them remained until their death. 

He died July 8, 1854, of the cholera. 



HENRY COSNER. 

Rev. Henry Cosner was a student of Granville, College, Ohio, 
where he prepared himself for ministerial work. He was or- 
dained as a Baptist minister and preached in Ohio with success 
until 1847, when he moved to Whiteside County, 111., with his 
family of wife and five children, locating at Lyndon, where he 
organized the first Baptist church of the county. There his sixth 
child was born. On account of excessive work and exposure he 
contracted throat trouble, which finally resulted in his death 
at Thompson, Carroll County, 111., at his home in 1852 he passed 
away, leaving a wife and six children. He is buried in the ceme- 
tery connected with the York Baptist church, where his wife is 
also buried, who died in 1896. 



ADAM COSNER. 

The subject of this sketch was born Dec. 12, 1820, at Vir- 
ginia, Hardy County, in the state of Virginia. He was the last 
child of the family born in the Old Dominion. At an early age 
his parents moved to Knox County, Ohio. April 15, 1840, he 
married Miss Ann B. Dunn, of the same countv, whose father 



COSNER FAMILY. 




\VM. COSNER. 



ADAM COSXER. 



DAVID COSNER. 



100 C<H. Ell FAMILY HISTORY AXD GENEALOGY. 

was one of the early pioneers of that state. There were four 
children born of this marriage, all of whom are girls. 

In 1851 he moved to Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio, where 
he resided two years. In 1863 he enlisted in the Union Army, 
Company I, Twenty-first Ohio, and remained until the close of 
the war. 

In 1867 he moved to Toledo, Ohio, where he engaged in the 
linseed oil business. He was a good Christian man, and an active 
member of the church of the United Brethren. He died Dec. 
13, 1883. 



MARY M. COSNER INGHAM. 

(Contributed.) 

Mary M. Cosner Ingham, second daughter of Rev. Henry 
Cosner, was born in Ohio and grew to womanhood on hei 
father's farm near Thompson, Carroll County, 111. In her youth- 
ful days she attended the country district school at Bluffville 
P. O. At 17 years of age she became a student at Mount 
Carroll Seminary, now F. A. W. Shriner Academy. At 20 
years of age she became the wife of Rev. J. E. Ingham, who 
had just returned from the Civil War in 1865. She accompanied 
her husband to Shurtleff College at Upper Alton, 111. After her 
husband's graduation, the family moved to Nebraska, in 1871, 
three children having then been born to them — two daughters 
and a son. Two sons and three daughters were born to them on 
the homestead near Exeter, Neb. 

Mrs. Ingham continued a close student and finally studied 
medicine and graduated in the same. Her practice, however, 
proved to be of short duration, as she was soon taken ill, the 
illness terminating in death at the close of the year 1895, at Lin- 
coln. Neb. She lies buried in the Exeter cemetery. 



EVA INGHAM FULMER. 

Eva Ingham Fulmer, oldest child of Mary Cosner Ingham, 
was born at Upper Alton, 111. She was 5 years old when the 
family moved to Nebraska. In her childhood and youthful davs 



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she made rapid advancements in her studies, and taught a term 
in a district school before the completion of her 15th year. She 
afterwards had the educational advantages of the Baptist semi- 
nary at Gibbon, Neb. At 18 she became a teacher in the public 
schools of Gibbon, where she spent two years, when she was mar- 
ried to Clark A. Fulmer. Since then she has filled the place of 
wife and mother. Three children — a boy and two girls — belong 
to their home. Her husband has been principal and superinten- 
dent of schools in Nebraska since their marriage, first at Gibbon, 
afterwards at Edgar and now at Pawnee City, Neb. All these 
years she has continued to be interested in educational work and 
has been of great assistance to Mr. Fulmer. 



ALICE INGHAM. 

Alice Ingham is the fourth daughter of Mary Cosner Ingham. 
Miss Alice was born on the homestead near Exeter, Neb., in 
1877. Her educational advantages were the public schools of 
Gibbon, Neb., where she graduated in her 16th year. She after- 
wards had instruction in the State University of Nebraska at 
Lincoln. She taught one term in Nebraska in her 19th year, 
when she moved with the family to Whiting, Ind., where she 
taught in the public schools for three years with success. She is 
now teaching the primary department in the schools at Dalton, 
111., a suburban town of Chicago. 



WILLIAM E. INGHAM. 

William E. Ingham was the second son of Mary Cosner Ing- 
ham. He was born on the homestead near Exeter, Neb., in 
1874. He was in his 7th year when the family moved to Gib- 
bon, Neb. He was educated in the public schools of the place. 
He was soon after typo on the paper published in the village 
of Gibbon and after a year became the manager. He went with 
the family to Lincoln in September, 1892, and matriculated in 
the State University, remaining part of two years, when he went 
to Whiting, Ind., and was in the office of the Democrat for a 



COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY, 




MR. JOSEPH JOHNSON. 



MARY (Cosner; JOHNSON. 



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year, when he bought the East Chicago Gazette. In January, 
1897, he entered into partnership with a new paper at Whiting, 
Ind., called the Whiting Sun. One year thereafter he became 
sole proprietor. In May, 1898, he had an attack of pneumonia 
which proved fatal July 15. His remains were taken to Exeter, 



Neb. 



CECIL AND CECILIA INGHAM. 

Cecil and Cecilia Ingham, youngest son and daughter of 
Mary Cosner Ingham, were born in 1880 on the homestead at 
Exeter, Neb. They were in their 13th year when the family 
moved to Lincoln, Neb. Cecil finished the eighth grade in the 
public schools of Lincoln ; Cecilia giving her attention to vocal 
music. When they moved to Whiting, Ind., Cecil entered the 
printing office of his brother, where he continued until his 
brother, W. E. Ingham's, death, when he took full charge of the 
Whiting Sun, which he has edited with success to the present 
writing. Miss Cecilia has given much attention to music, in 
which she is quite proficient, having for a time been enrolled as 
a student in the Chicago Musical College and studied under 
Gottschalk. 



JOSEPH JOHNSON. 

Joseph Johnson was born in Knox County, Ohio, Aug. 30, 
181 1. His parents were John Johnson and Rebecca Baker. 

Joseph's childhood was spent with his parents, where he be- 
came familiar with the trials and labor connected with the set- 
tlement of a new country. His education he received in the 
district school, he having to walk three miles. He possessed the 
stable qualities of Scotch and Irish stocks and was a very bright 
boy intellectually and was very fond of reading. But circum- 
stances forbade him any advantages when a child. What books 
he could obtain were read thoroughly then, and in after years he 



VOL Eli FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 



as eagerly read many books which his giant memory retained in 
full to the day of his death. 

November 8, 1834, he married Mary Cosner, daughter of 
Phillip Cosner and Dorothea Coler, and lived in Morris Town- 
ship, Knox County, Ohio, for three years, when they moved to 
Miller Township, Knox County, and purchased a farm of virgin 
timber land. Here amid the forest wildness he reared a home, 
adding more land. He started out in life with an iron determina- 
tion to do his duty promptly when he saw it. Backed by industry 
and great energy he succeeded where many would have failed. 
He was a man of strong individuality, strong convictions, an 
honorable citizen and a good neighbor ; was a member of the 
Christian Church, and died in the faith Dec. 30, 1892. 



DR. MARTIN V. JOHNSON. 
(Contributed.) 

Martin V. Johnson was born in Knox County, Ohio, Jan. 20, 
1839. He was raised on a farm and received his early education 
in the district school. In i860 he went to Mount Vernon, Ohio, 
to study dentistry with Dr. McBriar and was engaged for some 
time in study and preparation, and then entered the Dental Col- 
lege at Cincinnati. 

In the spring of 1865 he returned to Mount Vernon. He 
practiced in Ohio until 1868, when he moved to Holden, Mo., 
where he resumed his profession and has been actively engaged 
ever since and enjoys a lucrative practice. 

In 1866 he entered Dr. Garret Coler's Sanitarium at Mari- 
etta, Ohio, for the study of the cancer cure, for which Dr. Coler 
was famous, and has practiced the cancer cure along with his 
dental practice with success. 

In 1868 he married Malinda Bricker, of Knox County, Ohio, 
a woman possessing those sterling qualities which enabled her 
to direct her household wisely and well. 



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MISS FRANCES L. JOHNSON. 
DR. M. V. JOHNSON. MRS. DR. M. V. JOHNSON. 

DR. A. H. JOHNSON. MRS. DR. A. H. JOHNSON. 



COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 



DR. ARCHIE H. JOHNSON. 

Archie Hubert Johnson, son of Dr. M. V. Johnson and 
Malinda Bricker, was born Sept. 4, 1872, in Holden, Mo., at 
which place he now resides. He completed the course of study 
in the public schools of Holden in December, 1888, continuing 
his studies in Holden College for a period of two years. 

In 1890 he entered the Ohio College of Dental Surgery at 
Cincinnati, Ohio, from which institution he graduated in March, 
1892, since which time he has been engaged in the practice of his 
profession in partnership with his father. 

February 16, 1899, he married Miss Alice Rexroat, a tal- 
ented and accomplished musician of Concord, 111. 



ANN V. JOHNSON. 

Ann V. Johnson, daughter of Joseph Johnson and Mary Cos- 
ner, was born Aug. 18, 185 1, in Knox County, Ohio. She at- 
tended the public school until she was 16 years old and then 
attended the Mount Vernon High School, later she attended a 
normal school at Homer, Ohio. She taught school in the dis- 
trict schools near her home for three years. 

In 1889 she entered the Mount Vernon Sanitarium as a pupil 
in the training school for nurses. In October, 1891, she was 
graduated as a trained nurse. She followed the occupation as 
a private nurse two years in Columbus, Ohio, and then accepted 
a position in the Childrens' hospital in that city. Three years 
were passed in that institution, when she again returned to pri- 
vate nursing in Columbus, Ohio, where she is at present pursuing 
her profession. She with several nurses and doctors were sent 
to Chickamauga to bring the sick soldiers of Battery H home, 
soldiers in the Spanish-American war. The Columbus (Ohio) 
Journal says of her on this occasion : "Among the nurses sent 
was Miss Anna V. Johnson, who bears the reputation of being 
one of the best trained nurses in the state. She is a Christian 
lady and is giving her life for the sake of humanity." 



COSNER FA MIL V. 




MISS A. V. fOHNSON. 



Ck>LER FAMILY history, asd genealogy. 



DR. J()H\ W. BUXTON. 

Dr. John \Y. Buxton was born in Miller Township, Knox 
County. Ohio, March 4. 1859. He acquired his general educa- 
tion in the district school, which he attended until about 16 
years old, when he then entered the Utica Normal school for 
seven terms. He now began the study of medicine, under the 
tutorship of Drs. Russell & McMillan, at Mount Vernon, Ohio, 
where he remained for two years. For the two succeeding 
years he was a student of the Starling Medical College of Colum- 
bus. Ohio, where he graduated Feb. 28, 1883, the last year being 
in the office of Dr. Loving, dean of that college. He has prac- 
ticed his profession in Homer, Ohio, since he graduated. In 
August, 1893, ne was appointed county examiner on the Lick- 
ing County board of pensions. As a physician he stands deserv- 
edly in the front ranks of his profession. In his family he is 
tender hearted and true. 



BURT M. HALL. 

(Contributed.) 

Burt M. Hall was born near Homer, Ohio, on Dec. 31, 1877, 
and passed the earlier part of his life on a farm, obtaining such 
knowledge as nature and the country school afforded. On April 
11, 1885, his mother died and his home lost its sustaining in- 
fluence and with two of his sisters he went to live with his grand- 
parents, David and Dorotha Neible, who lived on a farm near 
Brandon, Ohio. While there he was unable to attend school reg- 
ular, but he had the example of true Christian and noble efforts 
of his grandmother, who inspired his to the best that was in him. 
His father marrying again in 1888, he and his sisters were taken 
to his home in Vitica, Ohio, where he attended the public school 
and graduated June 13, 1897. The following school year he was 
employed as superintendent of the public schools of Norman, 
Ohio, which he has held for three years. Realizing that in- 
tellect well developed is the ruling power of the world, he has 
determined, after this year's school closes, to take a classical 
course in some universitv. 



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DR. JOHN W. BUXTON AND FAMILY. 



COLhR FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 



MARY COSNER. 

Mary Cosner, daughter of Phillip Cosner and Dorothea 
Coler, was born in Hardy County, Va., Nov. 20, 181 3. At the 
age of 10 years she with her parents emigrated to Coshocton 
County, Ohio, in the fall of 1822, where they remained until the 
next spring, when they removed to Knox County, Ohio. The 
country being new, her advantages for an education were mea- 
gre. On Nov. 8, 1834, she was married to Joseph Johnson, of 
Morris Township, Knox County, Ohio, where they lived three 
years, then removed to Miller Township, Knox County, where 
her husband had bought a farm, all timber, which must be cleared 
to establish their home. Her ambition and industry stood by her 
in this new country among strangers, and it was her helpfulness 
and courage that helped to make a home which she was proud of 
in after years. 

She was a woman of rare Christian worth. Truly can it be 
said of her, "she hath done what she could." Her life was emi- 
nently successful and worthy of imitation. A legacy of personal 
character, and of children trained up to a standard of practical 
righteousness, is the richest and most enduring one a woman 
can confer upon her children. 



ELIZABETH COSNER JACKSON. 
(Contributed.) 

Elizabeth Cosner, daughter of Phillip and Dorothea Cosner, 
was born in Old Fields, Hardy County, W. Va., Oct. 24, 1818, 
and came with her father and mother to Knox County the fol- 
lowing year, where she was raised on a farm. She was married to 
James Jackson, who was a native of Pennsylvania, Aug. 18, 1836. 
They lived near Mount Vernon until 1854, when they moved 
to Ottawa County, Ohio, near Genoa, where they bought a 
farm and lived there until their death. Nineteen children were 
born of this union, seven of them dying in infancy. 

Elizabeth Jackson was a good woman ; her's was a character 
richly endowed with the attributes pertaining to a successful 
mother, wife and friend. 



Cos X Fit FAMILY 




PHILLIP C. JACKSON. 

MRS. ELIZABETH COSNER JACKSON. MISS FRANKIE B. JACKSON 

AND HER NIECE, ADA BELL FOUGHT. 



COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 



FRANKIE B. JACKSON. 

Frankie B. Jackson was born Aug". 18, 1853, near Mount 
Vernon, Ohio. Her parents were Elizabeth Cosner and James 
Jackson. When she was quite small her parents moved to Ot- 
tawa County, Ohio, and bought a farm near Genoa, where she 
was raised. Her early education she received in the district 
school and later she had two years work in the Genoa High 
school. She has been a successful teacher in the public schools 
of her county for twenty years, and in 1895 graduated from the 
Normal Correspondence School of Danville, N. Y. Her library 
is stored with good books, and she keeps apace with the best 
magazines and newspaper literature. At her mother's death she 
bought the heirs out, and owns the family homestead, which she 
has improved and beautified until it is one of the handsomest 
homes in Ottawa County. 



ADA BELL FOUGHT. 

Ada Bell Fought is a great niece of Frankie B. Jackson. She 
was born in Port Clinton, Ohio, and is 8 years old. 



PHILLIP COSNER JACKSON. 

Phillip Cosner Jackson, son of James Jackson and Elizabeth 
Cosner, was born in Knox County, Ohio, April 9, 1837. He was 
the oldest of nineteen children. In 1853 tne family moved to 
Ottawa County in the same state. 

In 1862 he took up arms for the Union in the War of the Re- 
bellion, enlisting in the Twenty-first Ohio Volunteer Infantry. 
He served two years and ten months, and was then discharged on 
account of disability. He has been partially crippled ever since. 

In 1894 he was appointed guard in the Ohio penitentiary, 
which position he still holds and where he now resides. 



COSXEi: FAMILY. 



BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF SARAH J. WILLIAMS. 

(Contributed.) 

The subject of this sketch was born in Knox County, Ohio, 
June 3, 1845. Her father, Joseph Johnson, was a leading farmer 
of Miller Township, in that county. He was a man of strong 
character and possessed intellectual attainments of a much 
higher order than the majority of the farmers of that day. 

Her mother was the daughter of Dorothea Coler and Phillip 
Cosner and was possessed of a deeply religious nature, who was 
always ready to bear the burdens of others, share their sorrows. 

She was married Jan. 1, 1868, to Henry Martin Williams, 
who was born Aug. 7, 1840, in the same county and who is a 
lawyer by profession. They removed to Missouri in October, 
1869, settling at Holden, Johnson County, in which county she 
has resided almost continuously ever since. She became a 
resident of Warrciisburg in 1877 and in 1882 was appoime 1 ma- 
tron of the Southwest Missouri Normal School at that place, 
which place she held until [886, when site was appointed libra- 
rian and reference teacher, resigning in [897. During her con- 
nection with the Normal School she made friends and acquaint- 
ances co-extensive with the state and in almc st every county in 
Missouri may be found young men and women in whose esteem 
and affectionate regard she holds a place second only to their 
parents. 

Mrs. Williams is devoted to art, and has spent much of the 
last few years in the study and practice of painting. She has also 
contributed frequently to art journals upon various phases. 

Eighteen months ago she assumed the task of finishing the 
Coler history and genealogy. 



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GOLER FAMILY HISTORY AXD GEXEALOGY. 




BURT M. HALL. 



JOHN COLER FAMILY. 



JOHN COLER FAMILY. 



iR. JOHN COLER, farmer, Morehead, Ya., born Sept. 19, 
1791, Philadelphia, Pa., married May 1. [812; d. Aug. 
31, 1870, Miss Rebecca Vanfleet. 
Children : 
2R. Garret, b. Jan. 16, 1813, d. Aug-. 26, 1896. 
Henry William, b. Jan. 27, 1817. 
George Jeremiah, b. Aug. 15, 1820. 
Phebe, b. June 7, 1822. 
Margret, b. July 21, 1825, d. July 22. 1853. 
John, b. \)cc. 2^, [830. 
Helen Mariah. b. Feb. 19, 1834. 
Felix Wilton, b. June 26, 1836, d. Aug. 30, 1866. 
Isaac Bowen, b. May 16. 1839. 
Mary Jane, b. March 30, 1842. 
2R. GARRET COLER, physician. Marietta. Ohio, b. in 
Hardy County, Ya., Jan. 16, 18 13, d. Aug. 26, 1896, 
married Miss Hannah Bordin, b'. April 9, 181 1, d. May 
9, 1898. 

Children born in Marietta, Ohio: 
3R. Cordelia, b. May 1, 1837. 

Jennie Louisa, b. June 24, 1840. 
2R. CORDELIA COLER, married Aug. 9, 1859, Nathan 
McLaughlin, clerk, Washington City. D. C. 1012 
Massachusetts avenue. 
Children : 
3R. Henry Wells, b. in Pomeroy. Ohio. May 9, i860, physi- 
cian, Marietta, Ohio. 



116 COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 

Frank Earnest, b. in Albany, Ohio, Feb. 28, 1862, clerk 
P. O., Washington, D. C, 1012 Massachusetts Ave- 
nue. 
Ned Coler, b. in Connellsville, Ohio, Oct. 15, 1871, clerk 
Washington, D. C, 1012 Massachusetts Avenue. 
2R. JENNIE LOUISA COLER, married Aug. 6, 185;, 
( ieorge W. Milligan, Marietta, Ohio, d. April 3, 1865, 
and Jan. 24, 1867, John P. Mahafrey, d. June 26, 1884. 
One child by first husband, born in Marietta, Ohio. 
3R. George E., b. April 11. 1862. 

Children by second husband all born in Fair Grove, 
Mich.: 
3R. Anna Louisa, b. Xov. 19, 1869. 

Robert Edmond, b. Sept. 7, 1872, d. June 11, 1873. 
Garrett Riley, b. Feb. 9, 1876. 
Cornelia Chambers, b. Jan. 5, 1881. 
And Dec. 25, 1886, married George Courier Wilson, third 

husband, Fair Grove, Mich. 
3R. GEORGE E. MILLIGAN, railroad conductor, Chilli- 
cothe, Ohio, married 1883, Miss Cornelia Chambers. 
Children : 
4R. Joseph Milligan, b. Jan. 7, 1884. 
3R. ANNA LOUISA MAHAFFEY, married July 4, 1887, 

Charles Carpenter, farmer, Fair Grove, Mich. 
2R. HENRY WILLIAM COLER, farmer, Patten Mills, 
Ohio, married May 2J, 1840, died April 26, 1895, Miss 
Nancy Martin, b. Feb. 19, 1819, d. Sept. 10, 1887. 
Children : 
3R. John Elmer, b. Aug. 5, 1842. 

George Martin, b. Sept. 12, 1844, d. Aug. 20, 1864. 
Almira, b. Aug. 14, T847. 
David Edward, b. July 15, 1849. 
Nancy Ellen, b. Sept. I, 1852. 
Henry William, b. June 27, 1856. 
4R. JOHN ELMER COLER, farmer, Relief, Ohio, mar- 
ried Feb. 13, 1870, Miss Martha Martin, b. March 10, 
1840, d. April 7, 1897. 



Ji/IIX COLER FAMILY 



Children : 
5R. Flora Arminta, b. Nov. 25, 1870. 
Elsie May, b. March 12, 1874. 
Emma Etta, b. Dec. 20, 1875. 
Ella Agnes, b. Nov. 23, 1877. 
Alva Everett, b. Jan. 21, 1879. 
Myrta Alta, b. March 26, 1882. 
Nellie Irene, b. Feb. 23, 1884. 
4R. FLORA ARMINTA COLER, married May 4, 1890, 
Elwood Dici Beckett, carpenter, Huntington, W. Va. 
Children : 
5R. Elsie Mable, b. Jan. 11, 1892. 
Martha Pearl, b. Jan. 7, 1896. 
Bernard, b. May 26, 1898. 
3R. ALMIRA COLER, married Dec. 10, 1879, Sidney 
Bartlett Mnsgrove, farmer, Walkerton, Va., b. July 
12, 1857. 
Children : 
4R. Walter Emmett, b. Sept. 7, 1880. 
Arza Brown, b. July 1, 1882. 
Jzetta Arminta, b. July 8, 1884. 

3R. DAVID EDWARD COLER, farmer. Patten's Mills, 
Ohio, married Dec. 26, 1871, Miss Martha Rowland 
Children : 
4R. William Henry, b. May 6, 1872. 
Etta, b. Nov. 13, 1877. 
Edward, b. Dec. 3, 1879. 
Chas. Penrose, b. Feb. 14, 1882. 

4R. WILLIAM HENRY COLER, farmer, Patten's Mills, 
Ohio, married Sept. 13, 1895, Miss Rosa Browers. 
Children : 
5R. Jesse James, b. July 1, 1896. 

4 R. ETTA COLER, married May 7, 1894, Alex Calendine, 
farmer. 
Children : 
5R. Diena, b. April 18, 1894. 

Willard John, b. Feb. 9, 1896. 



118 COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 

David Edward, b. Oct. 16, 1897. 
3R. NANCY ELLEN COLER, married Dec. 24, 1874, 
John Burt, farmer, Wolf Creek, Ohio. 
Children : 
4R. Orra Vance, b. Dec. 24, 1875. 
Howard Eldoms, b. Jan. 7, 1877. 
Eva Augusta, b. Feb. 20, 1881. 
Carl Denner, b. Aug. 20, 1889. 
Harold Leonard, b. Nov. 1, 1895. 
4R. ORRA VANCE BURT, farmer, Wolf Creek, Ohio, 

married Aug. 22, 1898, Miss Mabel Morris. 
4 R. HOWARD ELDOMS BURT, farmer, Bartlett, Ohio, 
married April, 1896, Otta Goddard. 
Children : 
5R. Hermon Clifford, b. March 15, 1897. 

Edith Lucille, b. Oct. 31, 1898. 
3R. HENRY WILLIAM COLER, farmer, Walkerton, 
Va., married July 3, 1880, Miss Amanda Hepler. 
No children. 
2R. GEORGE JEREMIAH COLER, farmer, Rockton, 
Wis., married Jan. 1, 1848, Miss Malinda Alderman, 
d. Oct. 29, 1857, Miss Ruth Wakeman, second wife. 
Children to first wife : 
3R. Chas. Hudson, b. Dec. 7, 1842. 

Nira Ellen, b. July 23, 1845, teacher, Carning, Iowa. 
Pearla Watson, b. Sept. 15, 1847, killed in battle at 

Kingston, North Carolina. 
Mary Rebecca, b. Oct. 20, 1851. 
Children to second wife : 
3R. Ruth Linda, b. Dec. 7, 1861. 
Eva Adelia, b. Nov. 9, 1864. 
Sarah Ruhama, b. March 1, 1872. 
3R. CHARLES HUDSON COLER, farmer, Turtle Lake, 
Wis., married Nov. 25, 1866, Miss Hannah Dorcas 
Smith, b. April 22, 1846. 
Children : 
4R. Millie Jane, b. April 25, 1868. 



JOHX COLER FAMILY. 119 



George Nathaniel, b. Nov. 10, 1869, d. March 1, 1896. 
Nira Adell, b. April 2, 1871. 
Mary Belle, b. April 2, 1871, d. Oct. 2, 1877. 
Hannah Dorcas, b. July 23, 1873. 
Charles Hudson, b. May 10, 1875, d. June 20, 1875. 
Willard Otto, b. Sept. 20, 1876, farmer, Turtle Lake, 
Wis. 
4R. MILLIE JANE COLER, married May 30, 1894, Mar- 
tin Radigan, farmer, Turtle Lake, Wis. 
Children : 
5R. Mary Jane, b. March 6, 1895. 
Anna Dorcas, b. Feb. 17, 1897. 
Malinda Priscilla, b. Oct. 12, 1898. 
4R. NIRA ADELL COLER, married July 4, 1891, Jacob 
C. West, farmer, Turtle Lake, Wis. 
Children : 
5R. Millie Dorcas, b. Dec. 15, 1892. 
Willard Walter, b. Feb. 11, 1895. 
Katie Rose, b. Oct. 18, 1896. 
4R. HANNAH DORCAS COLER, married Aug. 25, 1893, 
John C. Harris, farmer, Turtle Lake, Wis. 
Children : 
5R. Charles Oliver, b. Aug. 30, 1895. 

Dorcas Elizabeth, b. July 18, 1898. 
3R. NIRA ELLEN COLER, married April 11, 1875, Wil- 
liam D. Harris, lumberman, Corning, Iowa, b. Sept. 
5, 1846. 
Children : 
4R. Lewis Coler, b. Jan. 28, 1879, lumberman, Corning, 

Iowa. 
3R. MARY REBECCA COLER, married Nov. 4, 1867, 
Seneca Aaron Cowee, farmer, Rockton, Wis. 
Children : 
4R. Leah Nora, b. Aug. 15, 1868. 
Nira Alice, b. Sept. 12, 1870. 
George Jacob, b. Nov. 29, 1872, d. June 8, 1878. 
Sarah Cathrine, b. May 4, 1875. 



120 COLEH FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 

Elmer Waters, b. Oct. I, 1877, farmer. 
Charles Arthur, b. Sept. 16, 1879. 
John Clarance, b. March 29, 1882. 
Seneca Bert, b. July 9, 1884. 
Jennie Olive, b. Oct. 18, 1886. 
Fred McKinley, b. Jan. 29, 1895. 
4 R. LEAH NORA COWEE, married May 26, 1889, James 
McLin, Lafarge, Wis. 
Children : 
5R. Anna Ethel, b. Feb. 11, 1890. 

Howard Mathew, b. Oct. 27, 1891. 
Bertha Alice, b. March 9, 1898. 
4R. NIRA ALICE COWEE, married Dec. 30, 1888, Henry 

John Fish, farmer, Rockton, Wis. 
5R. Florence Olive, b. Jan. 17, 1890. 

Hazel Alice, b. Oct. 11, 1891, d. Jan. 8, 1895. 
Worley Lester, b. Nov. 19, 1898. 
4R. SARAH CATHRINE COWEE, married March 13. 
1892, William Wagner, farmer, Concordia, Kansas. 
Children : 
5R. Isie Laverna, b. March 21, 1893. 
Josie Rosella, b. March 17, 1895. 
4 R. CHARLES ARTHUR COWEE, married Jan. 30, 

1899, Hattie Widner. 
3R. RUTH LINDA COLER, married 1878, Geo. Wash- 
ington McDaniel, farmer, Bloomingdale, Wis. 
Children : 
4R. Purley Otto, b. Aug. 5, 1882. 
Tessa Maud, b. Nov. 5, 1884. 
Sarah Marggret, b. Aug. 9, 1888. 
Walter William, b. June 27, 1893. 
Burnes, b. Aug. 17, 1897. 
3R. EVA ADELIA COLER, married Sept. 4, 1886, Lerov 
Cattrell, railroad man, St. Paul, Minn., 590 Dector 
street. 

Children : 
4R. Ruth Harriet, b. June 18, 1887. 



JOHX COLEB FAMILY. 



Mary Maud, b. Jan. 25, 1889. 
Maud Mildred, b. Dec. 18, 1891. 
Hazel Idella, b. Jan. 4, 1895. 
Margreat Hellen, b. Jan. 6, 1898. 
3R. SARAH RUHAMA COLER, b. March 1. 1872, mar- 
ried Nov. 9, 1889, Alfred A. Clark, b. July 18, 1864. 
Children : 
Jennie Alta, b. July 4, 1890. 
Elzie LeRoy, b. Sept. 14, 1892. 
Dessie Arena, b. Jan. 26, 1895. 
Ruth .May, 1). Aug. 23, 1898. 
jR. PHEBE COLER, married Nov. 12, 1848, d. June 5, 
1890, Alexander Martin, farmer. Patten's Mills, Ohio, 
1). Nov. 17, 1816. 
Children : 
3R. Joanna Martin, b. Aug. 29, 1850, d. July 24, 1853. 
Lucy, b. Sept. 8, 1852. 
John, b. Oct. 7, 1854. 
( >rdelia Rebecca, b. May 25, 1857. 
George, b. ( )ct. 29, 1858, d. Aug. 2S, i860. 
Douglas, b. Jan. 22, 1862. 
William Sherman, b. Aug. 9, 1865. 
3R. JOHX MARTIN, farmer. Brown's Mills, Ohio, mar- 
ried May 25, 1878, Miss Deby McDonald, b. April 4, 
1 860. 

Children : 
4R. Josephine, b. March 14, 1880. 

Clarence Raymond, b. April 7, 1887. 
Wilkie Alexander, b. April 29, 1891. 
3R. ORDELIA REBECCA MARTIN, married Oct. 9. 
[889, Augustus Cozzens, farmer. Patten's Mills, Ohio, 
1). Oct. 15, 1853. 
Children : 
4R. Francis Renolds, b. Oct. 10, 1895, at Patten's Mills, 

( )hio. 
3R. DOUGLAS MARTIN, farmer, Patten's Mills, Ohi ), 
married March 13, 1887, Miss Cora Mills. 



122 COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 

Children : 
4 R. Nellie, b. Dec., 1887. 
Elby, b. Jan. 15, 1892. 
Macy, b. 1894. 
Florence, b. 1897. 
Gladys, b. April, 1899. 
3R. WILLIAM SHERMAN MARTIN, farmer, Patten's 
Mills, Ohio, married Sept. 1, 1896, Miss Delia Flor- 
ence Jones, b. Aug. 8, 1877. 
Children : 
4R. Leroy, b. June 25, 1897. 

3R. JOHN COLER, Patten's Mills, farmer, married June 
3, 1855, d. Aug. 2, 1895, Miss Nancy French. 
Children : 
4R. Harriett, b. March 8, 1856. 
Sarah Violet, b. Nov. 2, 1859. 

Elmer Elsworth, b. Nov. 20, 1863, d. Nov. 23, 1882. 
Charles Kelsey, b. Sept. 20, 1865, d. Oct. 20, 1865. 
Clarence, b. Dec. 17, 1871, d. April 6, 1892. 
4R. HARRIETT COLER, married Aug. 20, 1870, Mal- 
colm Fleming, farmer, Patten's Mills, Ohio. 
Children : 
5R. Dora Estelle, b. March 10, 1873. 
Clarence Elmer, b. April 19, 1883. 
Maude May, b. July 29, 1886. 
Mary Elizabeth, b. May 18, 1892. 
4R. CLARENCE COLER, farmer, Patten's Mills, Ohio, 
married Dec. 24, 1891, d. Feb. 22, 1892, Miss Susan 
White, d. April 6, 1892. 
4R. SARAH VIOLETT COLER, married Dec. 6, 1884, 
William H. Tracey' Patten's Mills, Ohio. 
Children: 
5R. Ethel Estelle, b. June 13, 1885. 

Elmer Ellsworth, b. July 3, 1888. 
2R. HELEN MARIAH COLER, married May 6, 1865, d. 
Feb. 27, 1898, Nathan Dod Wilson, farmer, Rockton, 
Wis., b. Oct. 5, 1832. 



JOHN COLER FAMILY. 123 

Children : 
3R. Philura Ann, b. April 30, 1856. 

Rebecca Elizabeth, b. Sept. 21, 1857. 

Sarah Joanna, b. April 8, 1859, Island Lake, Wis. 

Eliza Martha, b. May 15, 1861, d. Feb. 7, 1874. 

John Edson, b. May II, 1863. 

Emma Lorena, b. June 28, 1865. 

Ida Irene, b. May 26, 1867, d. Feb. 17, 1868. 

William Henry, b. April 16, 1870. 

Isaac Welton, b. Feb. 29, 1872. 

Nira Ellen, b. Feb. 26, 1875. 

3R. PHILURA ANN WILSuN, married June 7, 1877, EH 
Miller, farmer, Apallonia, Wis. 
Children : 
4R. Osha Band Miller, b. July 19, 1878. 

George Molelan, b. Sept. 9, 1881. 

Nathan Dodd, b. July 5, 1883. 

Jacob, b. Oct. 14, 1886. 

John, b. Feb. 22, 1888. 

May, b. May 28, 1890. 

Benjamin Harrison, b. July 5, 1894. 

Loverna Ellen, b. Sept. 12, 1896. 

4R. OSHA BAND MILLER, married Jan. 4, 1897, Isaac 
Webb, farmer, Apallonia, Wis. 
No children. 

3R. REBECCA E. WILSON, house work, married Nov. 
25, 1874, Perry Wolf, farmer, Rockton, Wis., b. Jan. 
5, 1853. 
Children : 
4R. Mary Ellen, b. Jan. 12, 1876, house work, Ontario, Wis. 
Sarah Jane, b. Jan. 2, 1878, fancy work. 
Joseph H., b. Feb. 16, 1880, going to school. 
Minnie May, b. Oct. 15, 1883. 
Lewis Martin, b. Sept. 27, 1885. 
Albert James, b. Sept. 23, li 
Otto Alvin, b. May 3, 1891. 



\-2i COLEli FAMILY HISTORY AXD GENEALOGY. 

4R. MARY ELLEN WOLF, married May 8, 1898, Charles 

Harris, farmer, Onterio, Wis. 
3R. SARAH JOANNA WILSON, married Jan. 3, 1880, 
William Fletcher Adams, farmer, Island Lake, Wis., 
b. Sept. 5, 1839. 
Children : 
4R. John Wesley, b. Jan. 4, 1881. 
Helen Abie, b. July 7, 1883. 
Elizabeth, b. April 13, 1886. 
James Perley, b. July 20, 1888. 
Robert Marion, b. Sept. 4, 1893. 
3R. JOHN EDSON WILSON, farmer, Rockton, Wis., 
married May 18, 1884, Flora Electa Harris, b. March 
21, 1867. 
Children : 
4R. Elmer Watson, b. Nov. 8, 1885, going to school. 
Elsworth, b. March 3, 1888. 
Alice Olive, b. Oct. 4, 1890. 
Jason, b. May 9, 1893. 
Elsie Loverna, b. Jan. 30, 1896. 
3R. EMMA LOVERNA WILSON, married Feb. 25, 1886, 
William Roberts, farmer, Ottervale, Wis., b. May 28, 
1859. 

Children : 
4R. Bertha Clow, b. May 22, 1887. 
Lester Carrol, b. May 21, 1892. 
Hershal Ray, b. Dec. 9, 1897. 
3R. WILLIAM HENRY WILSON, farmer, Lafarge, mar- 
ried March 8, 1896, Miss Sarah Ettie Werner, b. Aug. 
9, 1874. 
3R. ISAAC WELTON WILSON, farmer, Rockton, Wis., 

married June I, 1897, Miss Marie Jane Werner. 
3R. NIRA ELLEN WILSON, house work, married Jan. 
1, 1893, James Henry Campbell, farmer, Rockton, 
Wis., b. Aug. 30, 1870. 
Children : 
4R. Iva Hazel, b. Oct. 5, 1893. 



JOHN COLER FAMII. V. 



Charles Nathan, b. Oct. 30, 1895. 
Sherman Eugene, b. Sept. 23, 1897. 

2R. ISAAC BOWEN COLER, farmer. Fair Grove, Mich.. 

born in Washington County, Ohio, married Jan. 18. 

1865, Miss Clarissa Ellen SKeppard, b. May 16. 1844. 

Children : 

3R. EvVie Elizabeth. 1). in Washington County, Ohio, 

March 8, 1866. 

Armenia May, b. in Fair Grove, Mich.. Jan. 25, 1868, d. 

June 13, 1886. 
Linnie Rose. b. < >ct. 4, 1871. 
Samuel Edward, b. July 17, 1875. 

3R. EVVIE ELIZABETH C( )LER, married April 6, 1891. 
Adrian Kelly, farmer, Wisnex, Mich. 
Children : 
4R. Ward, b. July 9, 1892, d. May 24, [893. 

3R. LINNIE R( )SE C< >LER, married Nov. 1 1, 1891, John 
Bowtinhimer, farmer, Mayville, Mich., d. ( )ct. 9, [895, 

and Sept. [3, 18117. to Charles White, farmer, May- 
ville, Mich/ 

One child to first husband: 

4R. John Edward, b. April 19, 1894. 

3R. SAMUEL EDWARD COLER, farmer, Fair Grove, 
Mich., married Sept, 14. [898, Miss Anna Kohl, b. 
March 13, 1877. 
Children : 

4R. Myra Violett, b. Feb. 26, 1899. 



JOHN COLER. 

John Coler, son of Henry Coler and Margretta Rumor, was 
born in the city of Philadelphia, Pa.. Sept. 19, 1791, three menths 
after the landing of his parents from Germany. Soon after this 
his parents moved to Old Fizid, Hardy County, Ya., near 



126 COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 




JOHN COLER. 



JOHN COL ER FAMILY. 



Moorefield, the county seat, where John was raised. He was 
married to Rebecca Vanfleet, May 18, 1812. They lived in Vir- 
ginia until the year of 1818, when they moved to Washington 
County, Ohio, and settled on Wolf Creek, in Wesley Township, 
where they raised ten children — four girls and six boys. John 
Coler was an upright, honest man, a man of strength of character 
and purpose. He died August 3, 1870, and is buried on his 
homestead farm. 



GARRET COLER. 

Garret Coler, John Coler's eldest son, was born in Virginia, 
June 14, 181 5, making him about seven years old when his father 
went West and located on the Wilderness farm in the state of 
Ohio. 

Garret Coler grew to manhood on this farm. He was a self- 
made man in every respect, as his limited education was attained 
through his own efforts. At the age of 20 years he married 
Hannah Rasdin, and for a few years engaged in farming. 

Subsequently he became a minister of the gospel and preached 
for many years in different places in Ohio and Virginia. 

He ceased active work in the ministry about 1865. He studied 
medicine. In the year 1877 he located in Marietta, Ohio, and 
made a specialty of the treatment of cancer, in which he wrs very 
successful, as many persons who were cured by him and are still 
living in Ohio, Virginia, and surrounding states will testify, but 
preaching when opportunity offered. 

He was a man of undaunted courage and perseverance, of 
broad charity, kindness, and sweetness of heart, always glad to 
help the needy. In his family he was a loving husband and 
father. 

He died in Marietta, Ohio, Aug. 26, 1896, in his 84th year. 

Hannah Coler, his wife, died May 9, 1898, in her 88th year, 
and was buried in Henrietta, Ohio. 



COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 




DR. GARRET COLER. 



MRS. L. M. COLER. 



JulI.X VOLER FA MIL }'. 







ISAAC B. COLI.R. MRS. WILSON. 

GEO. J. COLER. 



130 COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 

HELEN MARIAH COLER. 

The subject of this sketch was born in Washington County, 
Ohio, Feb. 19, 1834. Was married to Nathan Dod Wilson, a 
farmer of the same county, May 5, 1855. Of this marriage ten 
children were born, four in Ohio and six in Wisconsin, to which 
state they removed in December, 1864. She was a woman of 
great energy and ambition. Eight of the children, with thirty- 
one" grand children, are still living in the state of her adoption. 
5he died Feb. 27, 1898. 




GEORGE COLER FAMILY. 131 



GEORGE COLER FAMILY. 



iR. GEORGE COLER, farmer, Ringold, Ohio, married 
1822, d. April 13, 1868, Miss Catherine Hesler, d. 
Feb., 1859. 

Children by first wife : 
2R. Betty Ann, b. Dec. 4, 1823, d. in infancy. 
John, b. March 27, 1825. 
Rebecca, b. March 4, 1826, d. 1852. 
Susan, b. Oct. 28, 1828. 
Henry, b. Jan. 23, 1834. 

April 5, 1861, married Miss Mary Jane King, b. June 
16, 1830. 
Children by second wife: 
2R. William E., b. Sept. 23, 1863. 

Samuel E., b. Jan. 1, 1865. 
2R. JOHN COLER. farmer, Ringold, Ohio, married Feb. 
22, 1848, d. June 20, 1861, Miss Elizabeth Llewellyn, 
b. Nov. 15, 1832, d. i860. 
Children : 
3R. Clara, b. March 2, 1850, d. Feb. 25, 1896. 
Almira, b. June 14, 1851. 
George Perry, b. Feb. 4, 1853. 
Melissa Jane, b. Dec. 4, 1854. 
Mary Ellen, b. Feb. 20. 1856. 
Cyphrian S., b. Feb. 18, 1858, teacher, Concord, North 

Carolina. 
Catherine Ann, b. Nov. 17, i860, d. Oct. 20, 1861. 



COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 



3R. CLARA COLER, married Jan. 26, 1871, d. Feb. 20, 
[896, Isaac Griest, farmer, Pennsville, Ohio, b. June 
1. [845, d. April 26, 1896. 
Children : 
4R. Rhoda, b. May 9, 1872. 

Asenath, b. ( >ct 14. 1874, d. July 19, 1892. 
Alva, 1). June 19, 1876, d. April 3, 1892. 
Almira, b. March 16, 1878, d. May 30, 1895. 
Laura, b. April 1. 1880, d. Oct. 3, 1888. 
Fred, b. May 4, 1S82, Malta, Ohio. 
Clyde, b. March 20, 1884, Stubbs, Ohio. 
Ora, b. March 13, 1886, Morgansville, Ohio. 
Everett, b. April 6, 1888, Gayport, Ohio. 
Forest, b. March 1, 1891, Howe, Ohio. 
4R. RHODA GRIEST, married Sept. 8, 1895, George Gil- 
more, farmer, Malta, Ohio. 
Children : 
5R. Bernece, b. Dec. 12, 1897. 

3R. ALMIRA COLER. married June 1, 1874, Thomas A. 
Finley, farmer, Malta, Ohio, b. April 15, 1845, d. 
Aug. 4. 1897. 
Children : 
4R. Grace Coler, b. March 18, 1877, music teacher. 
Clara (twin), b. July 8, 1881. 
Charley (twin), b. July 8. 1881. 
3R. GEORGE P. COLER, teacher, Ann Arbor, Mich., 
married July 13. 1882, Miss Ida Axtell, physician, b. 
Nov. 10, 1836. 
Children : 
4R. Wendell Phillips, b. June 24, 1891. 

George Paul, b. July 13, 1895. 
3R. MELISSA JAXE COLER, married April 23, 1874. d. 
Feb. 2, 1 89 1, John Griest, farmer, Malta, Ohio, b. 
July 24. 1850, d. Jan. 2S, 1893. 
Children : 
4R. Mary Elizabeth, b. April 25, 1875. 
Flora Mellissa, b. May 27, 1887. 



GEORGE COLER FAMILY. 133 

3R. MARY ELLEN COLER, married March 26, 1871, 
Thomas R. Jones, farmer, d. April 25, 1879. 
And Oct. 31, 1880, David Shank, laborer. 
Children by first husband : 
4R. Fredrick Henry, b. Dec. 29, 1871. 
George Alcesco, b. Dec. 11, 1873. 
John Edwin, b. Jan. 5, 1876. 
Clara Elizabeth, b. Aug. 20, 1878. 
Children by second husband : 
4R. Essie May, b. Aug. 27, 1881. 

Eva Belle, b. July 29, 1884, d. Oct. 24, 1884. 
4 R. FREDRICK HENRY JOXES, laborer, South 
Omaha, Neb., married Jan. 11, 1894, d. Dec. 24, 1898, 
Miss Minnie Spint. 
Children : 
5R. Ethel May, b. Feb. 26, 1895. 

Elmer Rowland, b. June 14, 1898. 
4R. GEORGE ALCESCO JOXES, engineer, Oceola, 
Neb., married Nov. 10, 1896, Miss Adda Leel. 
No children. 
4 R. CLARA ELIZABETH JONES, married July 15, 
1897, Elmer Kleinkanf, South Omaha, Neb. 
Children : 
5R. Irene, b. Dec. 16, 1898. 

3R. CYPHRAIN S. COLER, educator, Concord, N. C, 
married June 28, 1888, Miss Bertha G. Townsend. 
Children : 
4R. Carl Seymour, b. April 2, 1889. 

Lillian Elizabeth, b. April 4, 1893. 
2R. SUSAN COLER, married Dec. 28, 1845, William 
Bingman, farmer, Latrobe, Ohio, b. March 31, 1826, 
d. Dec. 7, 1882. 
Children : 
3R. George Albert, b. March 30, 1848, d. July 24, 1864. 
Mary Jane, b. Feb. 15, 1850. 

Sarah Elizabeth, b. March 12, 1852, d. Jan. 27, 1854. 
Stephen Morris, b. Oct. 31, 1853. 



COLER FAMILY HISTORY AXD GENEALOGY. 



Wesley Andrew, b. Dec. 18, 1856. 

William Ellis, b. March II, 1859. 

Lilly Belle, b. March 16, 1861. 

Franklin Elsworth, b. March 23, 1863, d. April 11, 1867. 

Abraham Lincoln, b. Feb. 1, 1865. 

Strode Pearley Bingman, b. March 1, 1872. 

Susan Eva Bingham, b. 1874. 

3R. MARY JANE BINGMAN, married March 17, 1870, 
d. Feb. 23, 1886, Solomon Russell, farmer, Fillmore, 
Ohio. 

Children : 
4R. Flora Yioletta, b. Aug. 23, 1871. 

Hattie May, b. July 22, 1873, d. April 30, 1875. 
Lucy Mary, b. March 17, 1875. 
Sarah Rosetta, b. March 1, 1877. 
Bertha Estella, b. Jan. 16, 1879. 
Susan Elizabeth, b. Aug. 28, 1881. 
4R. FLORA VIOLETTA RUSSELL, married July 17, 
1892, George Giddings, farmer, Fillmore, Ohio. 
Children : 
5R. Blanche, b. Dec. 18, 1894. 

Bessie Viola, b. Aug. 26, 1896. 
Helen Malissa, b. May 6, 1898. 
4R. LUCY MARY RUSSELL, married Dec. 25, 1895, 
Condy Petty, laborer, Prosperity, Ohio. 
Children : 
5R. Roy Atkinson, b. Sept. 10, 1896. 
Everett Vernon, b. Aug. 5, 1898. 
4R. SARAH ROSETTA RUSSELL, married Dec. 24, 
1896, Dallas Hornsby, farmer, Latrobe, Ohio. 
No children. 
3R. STEPHEN M. BINGMAN, farmer, Latrobe, Ohio, 
married Nov. 3, 1875, Miss Hannah Daugherty, b. 
Aug. 9, 1852, d. Jan. 7, 1899. 
Children : 
4R. Clarence Albert, b. Jan. 20, 1877. 
Elmer Watson, b. Nov. 27, 1878. 



GEORGE COLER FAMILY. 135 

Ella May, b. April 6, 1881. 
Carl Wilson, b. May 2, 1883. 
Oscar Perry, b. July 13, 1885. 
Sarah Eva, b. June 24, 1887. 
Ernest Stephen, b. Nov. 4, 1889. 
Leo H., b. March 21, 1892. 
Susan Marie, b. Oct. 12, 1894. 
Everet Leroy, b. Oct. 13, 1898. 

3R. WESLEY ANDREW BINGMAN, farmer, Coolville, 
married Nov. 19, 1885, Miss Fannie May Frost, b. 
Aug. 2, 1866. 
Children : 
4R. Charlie Lewis, b. Sept. 22, 1886. 
Perry Emerson, b. Oct. 14, 1887. 
Ora Mabelle, b. May 3, 1891. 
Emma Adelie, b. June 28, 1893. 

3R. WILLIAM ELLIS BINGMAN, farmer, Latrobe, 
Ohio, married Jan. 9, 1883, Miss Ella Hall Cunning- 
ham, b. Sept. 29, i860. 
Children : 
4R. Chester Herbert, b. Nov. n, 1883. 
Grace Vienna, b. July 11, 1885. 
William Star, b. March 2y, 1887. 
Howard McKinley, 1). Nov. 2, 1890. 
Ella Elberta, b. Oct. 3, 1892. 
Norma Belle, b. Jan. I, 1898. 

3R. LILLY BELLE BINGMAN, married April 14, 1880, 
d. March 30, 1896, Jacob Nist, farmer, Fillmore, 
Washington County, Ohio. 
Children : 
4R. Susan Rachel, b. Feb. 8, 1881. 

Infant son, b. Aug. 8, 1883, d. Aug. 8, 1883. 

Lewis Edwin, b. Jan. 8, 1885. 

Lawerance Jacob, b. July 20, 1888, d. Oct. 10, 1890. 

Elma Belle, b. Feb. 17, 1892. 

Infant daughter, b. July 6, 1893, d. July 6, 1893. 

Merrell F., b. Sept. 1, 1895. 



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3R. ABRAHAM LINCOLN BINGMAN, Latrobe, 
Athens County, Ohio, married Sept. 12, 1883, Miss 
Alice Iantha Batchelder, b. Dec. 6, 1867. 
Children : 
4R. Clara Ellen, b. Oct. 28, 1885. 

Albert Raymond, b. Aug. 3, 1888. 
Florine Susan, b. Oct. 13, 1891. 
Girtrude Pearl, b. May 15, 1894. 
Ralph Abraham, b. Feb. 8, 1897. 
Strode Pearley Bingman. 
3R. STRODE PEARLEY BINGMAN, farmer, Latrobe, 
Ohio, married Sept. 29, 1894, Miss Mary Jane Gear- 
hart, b. Oct. 22, 1871. 
Children : 
4R. Edith Anice, b. June 25, 1895. 

Ethel Queen, b. June 25, 1895, d. Aug. 29, 1895. 
Naomi Belle, b. Oct. 22, 1898. 
3R. SUSAN EVA BINGMAN, married Jan. 15, 1892, 
M. Strode Nolan, farmer, Latrobe, Ohio, Jan. 15, 
1892. 

Children : 
Charles Edwin Bingman, b. Feb. 4, 1870. 
2R. HENRY COLER, farmer, Barnard, Missouri, married 
April 12, 1855, Miss Matilda Williams, b. July 20, 

1834- 

Children : 
3R. William Andrew, b. Aug. 10, 1856. 
George James, b. Nov. 4, 1859. 
Selesta J., b. Nov. 4, 1863. 
Isaac William, b. Feb. 4, 1868. 
Marsellas C, b. March 1, 1874, d. June 25, 1874. 
Mary M., b. March 1, 1874, d. Oct. 1, 1874. 
3R. WILLIAM ANDREW COLER, farmer, Graham, 
Mo., married Jan. 18, 1881, Miss Salena L. Volf, b. 
March 9, 1861. 
Children : 
4R. George Francis, b. Oct. 30, 1881. 



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Charles Deward, b. Dec. I, 1882. 
Clarence Walter, b. Nov. 20, 1884. 
Wilrick Henry, b. March 13, 1886. 
Merton Andrew, b. Sept. 7, 1889. 
William Ooren, b. June 4, 1891. 
Millard Victor, b. Dec. 11, 1892. 
Nora Matilda, b. Feb. 23, 1895, d. March 27, 1896. 
J Mac Pout, b. April 15, 1897. 
3R. GEORGE JAMES COLER, farmer, Graham, Mis- 
souri, married Nov. 28, 1888, Miss Minnie May 
Charles, b. Dec. 23, 1868. 
Children : 
4R. Yirnie May, b. Aug. 6, 1889. 

Ernest Levin, b. Dec. 6, 1894. 
3R. SELESTA J. COLER. married Dec. 30, 1884, Chas. 
( ). Remy, Barnard, Mo., contractor and builder, b. 
Oct. 15. i860. 
Children : 
4R. Bessie M., b. March 15, 1886. 

Effie Inez, b. Dec. 6, 1891. 
3R. ISAAC WILLIAM COLER, farmer, Barnard, Mis- 
souri, married June 16, 1892, Miss Ida May Barnes, 
1). April 17, 1871. 
Children : 
4R. Eunice Pansy, b. July 19, 1894. 
Carrie May, b. May 24, 1896. 
Edith Alice, b. Oct. 20, 1898. 
2R. WILLIAM E. COLER, moulder, Marion, Ohio, 130 
( )lney avenue, married Nov. 3, 1888, Miss Mary Alma 
Moore. 

Xo children. 
2R. SAMUEL E. COLER, blacksmith, Marion, Ohio, 
married July 28, 1889, Miss Larila Thomas. 
Children : 
3R. Gracie Blanche, b. April 12, 1890. 
Roxanna Pearl, b. March 11, 1894. 
William Samuel, b. June 10, 1897. 



138 COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 




GEORGE COLER. 



GEORGE GQLER FAMILY. 139 

GEORGE COLER. 

CONTRIBUTED BY G. P. C. 

George Coler, son of Henry Coler, was born in Hardy 
County, West Virginia, on the 28th day of December, 1795. His 
father died in 1820, and in 1822, George Coler was married to 
Catherine Hesler. He and his wife lived for awhile on the Henry 
Coler farm, in Hardy County, West Virginia, where George 
Coler was born. While yet a young man he moved to Ohio and 
bought a farm near Ringgold, in Morgan County. He lived 
many years on this farm. It was here that I used to go with much 
pleasure when I was a boy seven or eight years of age. I re- 
member my grandfather as a quiet and gentle old man, who was 
fond of children. He was very active and industrious, and al- 
ways kept his farm in good shape. My grandmother died when 
I was very young, and in 1861. grandfather was married to Mary 
Jane King. Soon after he sold his farm and moved to Athens 
County, Ohio, where he bought another farm near Coolville. He 
lived here until his death . 

By his first marriage he had four children : John, Susan, Re- 
becca, and Henry. John and Rebecca are dead. Susan, the wife 
of William Bingham, is still living in Athens County, Ohio. 
Henry, the youngest son, now lives in Nodaway County. Mis- 
souri. 

By his second marriage, he had two sons, Samuel and . 

They now live in Marion, Ohio. 



I LIKE TO FORGET. 

BY C. S. COLER. 

Down by the brook where the wild roses grow 
And the corn stands tall at the end of the row, 
Where the shade is dark from the leaves overhead 
And the berries hang thick in purple and red, 
There, away from the world and free from regret, 
I like to forgfet. 



Cnl.Kll FAMILY HISTORY AND UEXEALOGY. 



The grasses are long and soft where I lie, 
The clouds drift aloft in the depths of the sky, 
The katydid sings in the vines o'er the way, 
While all nature joins in pride of the day, 
There, heedless of weather, the sun rise or set, 
I like to forget, 

The mistakes that I made in years that are past, 
The joys that came on, but too fervent at last, 
The sorrows that swept like a blight o'er the heart 
And caused the hot tears from the eyelids to start, 
Ingratitude's sting and cares that beset, 
I like to forget. 

I like to forget the words that made sore 
And think of all men as brothers once more ; 
I just like to open my soul to the tide 
And let waves of oblivion rush in and abide, 
With forgiveness and love having paid every debt, 
I like to foreret. 



GEORGE PERRY COLER. 

George Perry Coler was born near Ringgold, Morgan 
County, Ohio, Feb. 4, 1853. His father died when he was eight 
years old. As his mother was an invalid and could not keep 
the children together, they went to live among strangers until 
he was fourteen years old, when she began housekeeping again 
and called the children home. His education was gained in 
country schools until he was seventeen, when he attended village 
school in Malta, Ohio, about four months. He then began to 
teach which he continued to do until he was twenty-three years 
of age, paying his board away from home and keeping up all 
expenses for his mother's other children at home. In Septem- 
ber, 1876, he entered the preparatory department of the Ohio 



GEORGE COLES FAMILY. 




HENRY COLER AND WIFE. 
SUSAN (COLER) BINGHAM. WM. BINGHAM. 



COLEJR FAMILY HISTORY AXD. GENEALOGY. 



University. He graduated from this institution in 1882, having 
made his way and kept up expenses at home by tutoring. His 
life, since graduating from college, has been spent as follows : 

Principal of Mitchell High School, Toledo, Ohio, 1882-1883; 
Principal of the Preparatory Department of the Ohio University, 
1883-1884; Graduate student of John Hopkins University, 1884- 
1885 ; Tendered Principalship, B. & O. Theological School, Balt- 
imore, Maryland, 1885-1888; Minister of the Gospel, in Mary- 
land and Delaware, 1888-1889; Graduate Student of Leipsic and 
Halle, Germany, 1889-1890; Travel and study in Germany, 
Switzerland and France, 1890-1891 ; Assistant Professor of Phil- 
osophy, Ohio State University, 1891-1894; Professor of Peda- 
gogy, State Normal School, Platteville, Wisconsin, 1894-1895; 
Instructor, Ann Arbor Bible Chairs, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 



since 1895. 



PROF. C. S. COLER. 
(Contributed.) 

When a boy is left at the age of three years without home, 
father or fortune, he is likely to learn some things of the ways 
of the world before he gets very far along. 

Prof. Coler was born on a farm in Morgan County, Ohio, in 
1858. After his father's death he went to live with his grand- 
father, Lewellyn, and at the age of nine years he started out to 
make his own way in the world and that is what he has been do- 
ing ever since. 

In 1872 he divided what money he had saved up to that date 
equally between two doctors. By working on a farm at from $8 
to $15 per month he saved enough to pay his way through a high 
school course of study, and at the age of seventeen he began 
teaching. 

In 1877 he entered the Ohio University where he coached, 
tutored, and taught penmanship to pay his way and in 1883 grad- 
uated with second honors of his class. The same year he received 



GEORGE VOLER FAMILY. 




PROF. G. P. COLER AND HIS WIFE. 
MRS. G. P. COLER AND SONS, WENDELL PHILLIPS AND GEO. PAUL. 



144 COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 

a life certificate of the highest grade from the Ohio State Board 
of Examiners. He then went to Columbus, Ohio, as assistant 
teacher to Prof. Edwin Orton, of the Ohio State University and 
while there took a post graduate course in physics under Dr. 
T. C. Mendenhall. After this he went to John Hopkins Uni- 
versity, Baltimore, Maryland, and took a course in physiology 
and pedagogy under Dr. G. Stanley Hall. He then spent four 
years in the West as agent of W. N. Coler & Co., bonds ami 
investments, New York. He then returned to Ohio and re- 
sumed his chosen work of teaching, being for six years principal 
of the Sandusky High School. 

Prof. Coler is an able and effective speaker and is very pop- 
ular as an institute instructor, in which capacity he has been 
employed in many of the counties of Ohio. At present he is 
"Superintendent of Public Instruction and Graded Schools, in 
Concord, North Carolina. 



IDA C. COLER. 

Ida C. Coler was born near Athens, Ohio, Nov. 10, 1856. 
She attended country schools till she was about ten years of age 
when her parents moved to Athens, Ohio, where she entered the 
public schools. For two years she was a student in the Ohio 
University. She taught school in Athens County, Ohio, for one 
term. On July 13, 1882, she was married to George P. Coler. 
When they moved to Baltimore, Maryland, she entered the 
Woman's Medical College of that city and completed a three 
years' course, graduating in 1888. For a year she practiced medi- 
cine in Baltimore. She then spent two years in Europe with her 
husband, and studied medicine one semester in the University of 
Zunda, Switzerland. She also attended medical lectures in Paris. 
Since coming to Ann Arbor she has attended medical lectures 
in the University of Michigan, where she graduated in June,. 
1899. 



6 E ORGE COL E II FA .1/ ILT. 



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C. S. CDLER. 



146 COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 

SUSAN COLER AND WILLIAM BINGHAM. 

(Contributed.) 

Susan Coler Bingman was born in the State of Virginia, 
Oct. 28, 1828. In her childhood days she moved to Morgan 
County, Ohio, with her parents, George G. and Catherine Coler. 

She was married Dec. 28, 1845, to William Bingman, who 
was born in Belmont County, Ohio, March 31, 1831. 

They began their married life on a farm, near Elliot's Cross 
Roads, Morgan County, Ohio, and remained at that place until 
1856, when they moved to Athens County, Ohio, and again lo- 
cated on a farm, near Coolville, Ohio. 

Farming was their main occupation, of which they made a 
success, but in later years they engaged in mercantile business, 
and at his death they owned a store at Fillmore, Ohio. 

Since Mr. Bingman's death, which occurred Dec. 4, 1882, 
Mrs. Bingman has resided with one of her sons on the home- 
stead farm. She is a member of the Congregational church. 




DAVID COLER FAMILY. 



DAVID COLER FAMILY. 



iR. DAVID COLER, farmer, born Jan. 22, 1798, in Old 
Fields, Virginia, Alma, Ross County, Ohio, married 
1819, d. March 15, 1857, Miss Sarah Hughes, b. Feb. 
12, 1799, d. Oct. 16, 1865. 
Children : 
2R. Mary Ann, b. Feb. 13, 1819. 

Margret Susan, b. Jan. 15, 1821. 
William Henry, b. Sept. 5, 1822. 
Geo. Washington, b. Oct. 18, 1824. 
Elizabeth, b. Nov. 6, 1826, d. in infancy. 
John, b. Sept. 1, 1828, d. May 3, 1859. 
Sarah, b. July 8, 1830, d. July 26, 1863. 

Isaac, b. June 4, 183 1, d. 1836. 

David Van, b. June 28, 1833. 

Julia Ann, b. March 18, 1835, d. 1879. 

2R. MARY ANN COLER, married Aug. 25, 1838, d. 
March zt,, 1863, Hiram Smith, farmer, Sedalia, Ohio, 
b. Jan. 8, 1813. 
Children : 
3R. Sarah, b. Aug. 23, 1839. 

William Scott, b. March 18, 1841, died in the U. S. 
service 1864, enlisted March 22, 1862, Company H, 
36th Ohio Vol. Inft. 
John Emanuel, b. Feb. 17, 1843. 
David, b. June 6, 1844. 
Margret Elisabeth, b. April 2, 1846. 
Christina, b. Nov. 24, 1848. 



GOLEM FAMILY HISTORY AND GES'EALOGY. 



Gabriel, b. Nov. 14, 1850. 
George Washington, b. Feb. 13, 1853. 
Martha Bell, b. Feb. 2, 1855, d. Sept. 9, 1855. 
3R. JOHN EMANUEL SMITH, farmer, Peterton, 
Kansas, married Oct. 4, 1876, Miss Mary Ann Ram- 
sey, b. Aug. 2, 1859, d. Sept. 13, 1894. 
Children : 
4R. Sarah Alice, b. Sept. 12, 1877. 
John Francis, b. Aug. 24, 1879. 
Laura Adella, b. Aug. 25, 1883. 
Hirme David, b. Aug. 7, 1886, d. Aug. 7, 1886. 
Anna Pearl, b. Aug. 7, 1886, d. July 11, 1887. 
4R. SARAH ALICE SMITH, married Nov. 25, 1896, 
Loyd Allen Greene, farmer, Peterton, Kansas, b. 
Aug. 11, 1871. 
Children : 
5R. Jay Eyrie, b. Sept. 16, 1897. 

3R. DAVID SMITH, farmer, Hagler, Ohio, married Nov. 
6, 1884, Miss Nancy Harper, b. July 8, 1851. 
Children : 
4R. John Hiram, b. Oct. 13, 1885. 

3R. MARGARET SUSAN SMITH, married Jan. 9, 1868, 
John Adam Movvery, farmer, b. Aug. 18, 1844, Jeffer- 
sonville, Ohio. 
Children : 
4R. Perry Clay, b. Oct. 7, 1868. 
Albert Ray, b. Dec. 11, 1870. 

Seymore Hirl, b. Oct. 29, 1872, telegraph operator. 
Bertha Maud, b. Nov. 9, 1880, school teacher. 
Minnie Moe, b. Feb. 8, 1883. 
Myrta Ann, b. July 6, 1885. 
4R. PERRY CLAY MOWERY, farmer, Jefrersonville, 
Ohio, married Aug. 4, 1892, Miss Dollie Ann Brock, 
b. Jan. 4, 1872. 
Children : 
5R. Ruth Arvilla, b. July 6, 1893. 
Russle, b. May 4, 1897. 



DAVID COLES FAMILY. 149 

3R. CHRISTINA SMITH, married Dec. 12, 1869, Noah 
Lightel, farmer, Orchard, Ohio, b. July 14, 1848. 
Children : 
4R. Charles, b. Sept. 29, 1870, in Fayette County, Ohio. 

Anna, b. Aug. 26, 1873, in Sedalia, Ohio. 

Gabriel, b. March 7, 1876, in Sedalia, Ohio. 

Jessie N., b. June 7, 1878, in Sedalia, Ohio. 

Louis Franklin, b. Dec. 23, 1880, in Sedalia, Ohio. 

Ida May, b. July 30, 1883, in Sedalia, Ohio. 

George Mahlon, b. April 7, 1887, in Sedalia, Ohio. 

Mary, b. Jan. 25, 1890, in Sedalia, Ohio. 

4R. CHARLES LIGHTEL, farmer, married Dec. 5, 1895, 
Miss Mattie Payne, d. May 1, 1898. 
Children : 
5R. Harry Oliver, b. April 2, 1897. 

4R. ANNA LIGHTEL, married June 3, 1893, James An- 
drew Stockwell, groceryman, Orchard, Ohio. . 
Children : 
5R. Bessie, b. March 21, 1894. 

Addie Florance, b. March 21, 1896. 
James, b. Jan. 14, 1898. 
2R. MARGRET SUSAN COLER, married Feb. 17, 1842, 
Josiah Bland, Methodist minister, Alma, Ross 
County, Ohio. 
Children : 
3R. Geo. Washington, b. Jan. 26, 1843, d. m tne army Dec. 
20, 1864. 
Hiram, b. June 31, 1844, killed in battle Feb. 25, 1864. 
Mary Ann, b. April 21, 1846. 

Sarah Catherine, b. Jan. 23, 1848, d. March 12, 1890. 
John Adams, b. Aug. 12, 1849. 
David, b. May 12, 1851. 
Margret Susan, b. Oct. 24, 1853. 
Julia Ann, b. Oct. 12, 1855, d. March 3, 1859. 
Thomas Thompson, b. Feb. 12, 1858, farmer, Chester, 

Okla. 
Rebecca Jane, b. Oct. 16, 1859. 



150 COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GEXEALOGY. 

Miles Rayner, b. Oct. 12, 1864. 
3R. MARY ANN BLAND, married Jan. 31, 1867, James 
W. Gibson, teacher, Alma, Ross County, Ohio. 
Children : 
4R. Ida Belle, b. Feb. 18, 1870, d. March 18, 1870. 
Florence Margret, b. Dec. 26, 1871, teacher. 
Josiah Thomas, b. Dec. 12, 1872. 
Louisa C, b. Oct. 30, 1874, teacher at Alma, Ohio. 
Wallace James, b. Aug. 31, 1878. 
Emma Marie, April 17, 1883. 
4R. JOSIAH THOMAS GIBSON, teacher, married Feb. 
19, 1896, Miss Kathleen Oyer. 
Children : 
5R. Irene, b. Nov. 19, 1896. 

3R. SARAH CATHRINE BLAND, married Aug. 31, 
1874, Charles Streitenberger, farmer, Alma, Ross 
County, Ohio. 
Children : 
4R. William Henry, b. Dec. 1, 1875. 
David, b. Dec. 12, 1879. 
Cora Belle, b. Dec. 8, 1881. 
Odessa, b. Feb. 2, 1885, d. March 24, 1890. 
John, b. Oct. 19, 1887. 
4 R. WILLIAM HENRY STREITENBERGER, minis- 
ter, married Jan. 4, 1896, Miss Gustie DeLong, Alma, 
Ohio. 
3R. JOHN ADAMS BLAND, minister, Marietta, Ohio, 
married March 2^, 1872, Miss Anna Howser. 
Children : 
4R. Albert, b. May 27, 1874. 
4R. ALBERT BLAND, farmer, Waverly, Ohio, married 

March 25, 1897, Miss Jessie Kinney. 
3R. DAVID BLAND, farmer, Alma, Ohio, married March 
5, 1871, Miss Mary Kline, d. Oct. 22, 1891. 
And March 24, 1892, Miss Dora Alice Morris. 
Children by first wife : 
4R. Mary Martha Ellen, b. July 25, 1872. 



DAVID COLES FAMIL Y. 



Joseph Peter, b. Sept. 9, 1873. 
Hamma, b. March 26, 1877. 
Lulu, b. Sept. 22, 1880. 

Maggie Ann, b. July 11, 1882, d. March 2J, 1893. 
Minnie Myrtle, b. March 23, 1885, d. Aug. 18, 1888. 
Miles Esker, b. March 3, 1887. 
Leota, b. June 18, 1889. 
Harry, b. Oct. 19, 1891, d. Sept. 8, 1892. 
Children by second wife : 
4R. Nora May, b. March 19, 1893. 
Alice Mabel, b. Feb. 24, 1895. 
Bertha C, b. May 6, 1897. 

4 R. MARY MARTHA ELLEN BLAND, married Jan. 
15, 1892, William Riley, Alma, Ohio. 
Children : 
5R. David, b. May 2, 1892. 

Joseph E., b. Jan. 30, 1894. 
Rosa May, b. Dec. 18, 1896. 
Louetta, b. Dec. 11, 1898. 

3R. MARGRET SUSAN BLAND, married Jan. 16, 
1873, Adam Streitenberger, merchant, Circleville, 
Ohio, d. Nov. 7, 1897. 
Children : 
4R. Henry Edward, b. April 2, 1874, teacher, Chillicothe, 
Ohio. 
Frank David, b. Jan. 4, 1876. 
Maude, b. June 2, 1877. 
Flora, b. Sept. 21, 1879. 
Anna, b. Sept. 14, 1881. 
Thomas Rayner, b. Jan. 14, 1884. 
Lena R., b. March 14, 1887, d. Feb. 11, 1890. 
John Leonard, b. Oct. 20, 1891. 
Harold, b. Jan. 5, 1893. 

3R. THOMAS THOMPSON BLAND, farmer, Chester, 
Okla., married March 9, 1887, Miss Anna Howser, 
b. March 1. 1868. 



COLEE FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 



Children : 
4R. Gertrude, b. Oct. 10, 1889. 
John, b. Nov. 25, 1891. 
Ralph, b. July 14, 1894. 
Susan, b. April 18, 1897. 

3R. REBECCA JANE BLAND, married Jan. 4, 1877, 
Adam J. Streitenberger, farmer, Alma, Ohio. 
Children : 
4R. Katie, b. Nov. 29, 1877. 

Maggie Florance, b. Aug. 22, 1879. 
Edith May, b. May 21, 1882. 
Nora Erne, b. Sept. 22, 1885. 
Myrtle, b. July 29, 1888. 

4R. KATIE STREITENBERGER, married Jan. 12, 1895, 
Selby Maloy, farmer, Alma, Ohio. 

5R. Lee Edwin, b. Dec. 22, 1898. 

4 R. MAGGIE FLORANCE STREITENBERGER, mar- 
ried Jan. 8, 1898, James Lee, farmer, Alma, Ohio. 

5R. Elva Marie, b. July 9, 1899. 

3R. MILES RAYNER BLAND, farmer, Alma, Ohio, 
married May 15, 1887, Miss Anna Yarrington. 
Children : 
4R. Jay, b. June 17, 1888. 
Ray, b. Feb. 11, 1892. 

2R. WILLIAM HENRY COLER, farmer, Maxwell, Ind., 
married Nov. 5, 1843, Miss Marinda Connell. 
Children : 
3R. Mary Jane Coler. 

John Henry, b. Nov. 19, 1846, farmer, Washington 

C. H., Ohio, 133 South Street. 
Sarah Ann, b. Dec. 10, 1848. 
Margret Susan, b. April 19, 185 1. 
Nancy Ellen, b. June 10, 1853, died in infancy. 
David, b. Aug. 12, 1856. 
William Ross, b. Aug. 6, 1859. 
Effie Hannah, b. April 6, 1862. 



DAVID COLER FAMILY. 



3R. MARY JANE COLER, married Aug. 14, 1862, Ed- 
ward B. Williams, farmer, Maxville, Ind., d. Aug. 18, 
1881. 

Children : 
4R. William Henry, b. Aug. 30, 1865. 
Mary Elizabeth, b. Feb. 11, 1867. 
Edward Martin, b. Dec. 10, 1868, farmer, Maxwell, 

Ind. 
Ida May, b. July 30, 1869. 

John Charles, b. Sept. II, 1870, d. Oct. 24, 1872. 
Isaac Wesley, b. Jan. 1, 1873, farmer, Maxville, Ind. 
D. Franklin, b. Dec. 3, 1877, farmer, Maxville, Ind. 
Maggie Bell, b. Feb. 12, 1880, d. Nov. 18, 1881. 
4R. WILLIAM HENRY WILLIAMS, farmer, Maxville, 
Ind., married Sept. 13, 1885, Miss Elizabeth Robin- 
son. 

Children : 
5R. Arleigh Albion, b. Feb. 21, 1888, d. Sept., 1896. 
Alma Katie, b. April 5, 1890. 
Elva Ettie, b. Nov. 12, 1891. 
Maggie Nellie, b. May 19, 1894. 
Eugene Charles, b. Feb. 4, 1897. 
Helen lone, b. March 1, 1899. 

4R. MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS, married Jan. 25, 
1882, William Edward Harden, stock dealer, Green- 
up, 111. 
Children : 
5R. William Edward, b. July 6, 1883. 
Murty May, b. Nov. 1885. 
Elye George, b. April 12, 1888. 
Frank, b. May 21, 1891. 
Everett, b. May 13, 1896. 

4R. IDA MAY WILLIAMS, married March 20, 1892, 
Melville M. Weaver, farmer, State Line, III, b. July 
30, 1865. 
Children : 

5R. Morino Melville, b. Nov. 23, 1892, d. Feb. 9, 1898. 



COLER FAMILY HISTORY AXD GENEALOGY. 



Adrid Aaron, b. Sept. 10, 1894. 
Mary Alice, b. Jan. 4, 1897. 
Lulie Leatha, b. Jan. 1, 1899. 

3R. JOHN HENRY COLER, farmer, Washington Court 
House, Ohio, married Oct. 11, 1877, Miss Mira Lar- 
rimer. 
3R. SARAH ANN COLER, married July 21, 1892, Isaac 
Wesley Collard, clerk, State Line, Clark County, 111., 
d. Feb. 4, 1898. 
No children. 
3R. MARGRET SUSAN COLER. married March 19, 
1879, Edward Smith Fears, farmer, Nelson, Ind. 
Children : 
4R. Gertrude Ann, b. March 7, 1881. 
Frank Lawrence, b. Aug. 15, 1883. 
Harry Edward, b. June 2, 1885. 
Roy Ray, b. March 4, 1887. 
William W., b. Jan. 30, 1890. 
3R. DAVID COLER, merchant, married Jan. 31, 1879, 
State Line, 111, Miss Belle Lousberry. 
Children : 
4R. William Worth, b. May 20, 1880, d. July 7, 1880. 
Earl Edward, b. June 11, 1882. 
Ruby Angeline, b. May 9, 1887. 
Ethel Jennie, b. March 31, 1893, d. Aug. 19, 1898. 
Mary Marie, b. May 16, 1898. 

3R. WILLIAM ROSS COLER, farmer, State Line, 111., 
married March 31, 1886, Miss Rachel N. Wright. 
Children : 
4R. Laura Belle, b. Feb. 21, 1887. 

William Edward, b. Sept. 2, 1889. 
Herman Fredrick, b. April 20, 1802. 
Thomas Sanford, b. April 2, 1895. 
Annie May, b. May 24, 1897. 

3R. EFFIE HANNAH COLER. married Aug. 22. 1884, 
Geo. Seaton Glick, farmer. West Terre Haute, Ind. 



DAVID COLER FAMILY. lf>5 

Children : 
4R. Walter Coler, b. Jan. 20, 1886. 
Elsie Bertha, b. Aug. 11, 1888. 
Abraham, b. May 12, 1890. 
Luther Amel, b. Sept. 12, 1892. 
Williard Anderson, b. Nov. 17, 1897. 

2R. GEORGE WASHINGTON COLER, farmer. Mays- 
ville, Va., married Feb. 7, 1854, Miss Margret Ander- 
son, d. Sept. 22, 1895. 
Children : 
3R. Seymore Edward, b. Nov. 16, 1854, d. Oct. 22, 1874. 
Abel, b. Dec. 28, 1856, farmer, Maysville, W. Va. 
Theodore Baxter, b. Nov. 17, 1858, farmer, Maysville, 

W. Va. 
Mary Estaline, b. Feb. 22, 1861. 
Harrison McClelland, b. Aug. 1, 1862, farmer. 
Sarah Adaline, b. July 21, 1864. 
Frank Hughes, b. July 14, 1867, farmer. 
3R. THEODORE BAXTER COLER, farmer. Maysville, 
\V. Va., married Nov. 1, 1895, Miss Alice Lyon. 
Xo children. 
2R. JOHX COLER, farmer, married, 1854. Miss Susan 
Shears, b. Sept. 1, 1828, d. Oct. 11, 1892. 
Children : 
3R. Jasper Newton, b. Oct. 12, 1855. farmer, Greenfield, 
Ohio. 
William Henry, b. June 10, 1857, farmer, South Solon, 

Ohio. 
David Van, b. April 3, 1859, farmer, Sedalia, Ohio. 

3R. JASPER NEWTON COLER. farmer, Greenfield, 
( )hio, married Aug. 5, 1879, Miss Ellen Tooney. 
Children : 
4R. Mary Catherine, b. June 28, 1880. 
John Patrick, b. March 10, 1882. 
Anastatia, b. Jan. 19, 1884. 
Elnena Frances, b. Feb. 18, 1886. 
Elizabeth Emma, b. Nov. 30, if 



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George Washington, b. Feb. 2, 1890. 
Carrie Duncan, b. Feb. 2, 1890. 
3R. WILLIAM HENRY COLER, farmer, married, South 
Solon, Ohio, Miss Mary Florence Marsh. 
Children : 
4R. Estella Florence, b. March 30, 1885. 
Nellie Ely, b. April 1, 1891. 
Lester Milton, b. Sept. 6, 1886. 
Clarence Emmet, b. Dec. 18, 1895. 
John William, b. June 28, 1889, d. Aug. 7, 1892. 
3R. DAVID VAN COLER, farmer, Sedalia, Ohio, mar- 
ried June 26, 1882, Miss Mary Alice Maddox. 
No children. 
2R. SARAH COLER, married June 7, 1849, <*• July 25, 
1863, Jacob Gabriel Morrow, farmer, Independence, 

Mo. 

Children : 
3R. John Rubush, b. July 3, 1850, farmer, Dollars, Colo. 
David Haney, b. April 26, 1852. 
Julia Ann, b. Jan. 11, 1854, d. in infancy. 
Susan, b. Aug. 25, 1855. 
Sylvester, b. March 16, 1859. 
Jacob, b. Oct. 20, 1861. 
Perlina, b. Oct. 24, i860, d. in infancy. 
3R. DAVID HANEY MORROW, farmer, Independence, 
Mo., married Aug. 16, 1876, Miss Lydia Riddle. 
Children : 
4R. Joseph Archie, b. Nov. 16, 1877. 
Elmer, b. June 18, 1879. 
Lucy Alice, b. Aug. 3, 1888. 
3R. SUSAN MORROW, married May, 1877, Martin 
Lentz, Independence, Mo. 
Children : 
4R. Pearl M., b. Aug. 21 , 1878. 
Clide E., b. May 31, 1881. 
Fleet, b. Nov. 10, 1884. 
Oreed, b. Aug. 21, 1889. 
Fred, b. Jan. 4, 1894. 



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3R. SYLVESTER MORROW, married April 10, 1896, 
Mrs. Clara Allison. 

3R. JACOB MORROW, married Oct. 5, 1887, Independ- 
ence, Mo., Miss Medie Haymer. 
Children : 
4R. Elizabeth, b. July 3, 1889. 

Joseph E., b. Nov. 28, 1891. 
Willbert Ray, b. Feb. 12, 1893. 
Lester Edward, b. June 23, 1895. 

2R. DAVID COLER, merchant, Alma Ross County, 
Ohio, married Miss Matilda Kerns. 
Children : 
3R. Amelia, b. Oct. 7, 1859. 

Francis Marion, b. Feb. 8, 1862, merchant, Alma, Ohio. 
Robert, b. June 15, 1864, d. June 24, 1866. 

3R. AMELIA COLER. married March 1, 1879, James B. 
McKee, farmer, Alma, Ohio. 
Children : 
4R. Marion Parmer, b. June 4, 1880. 

Elmer, b. April 4, 1881. 

Jesse, b. Dec. 6, 1882. 

Gilbert Everett, b. Feb. 6, 1884. 

Redmond Lafayette, b. March 6, 1886. 

Scott, b. March 31, 1889. 

Hayes, b. April 26, 1891. 

3R. FRANCIS MARION COLER, merchant, married, 
June 1, 1884, Miss Edna Viola Prior. 
Children : 
4R. Ansel Bryant, b. April '16, 1885. 
Cecil Carlyle, b. Dec. 11, 1893. 

2R. JULIA ANN COLER, married, died 1880, Noah Day- 
ton, Kingston, Ohio, b. 1840, d. 1896. 
Children : 

3R. Garrett Van, b. July 22, 1865, tile business, Kingston, 
Ohio. 



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3R. GARRETT VAN DAYTON, married Miss Emma J. 
Sypherd, b. Oct. 21, 1864. 
Children : 
4R. Ethel, b. Sept. 6, 1887, d. in infancy. 
Claude, b. Dec. 22, 1892. 



DAVID COLER. 
(Contributed.) 

David Coler, the fifth child of Henry Coler and Margretta 
Rumurs, was born January 22, 1789, at Old Fields, W. Va., 
where he was raised, there and at the Patterson Creek Mountain 
farm, five miles distant. In 1819 he married Miss Sarah Hughes, 
who was born and raised near the same place. 

Ten children were born to this union — five boys and five girls. 
They lived near Mayville, then Hardy County, now Grant 
County, Virginia, until all their children were married except 
Julia Ann, their youngest daughter. 

David Coler had, all his married life, wanted to move to 
Ohio, but his wife, Sarah, would never consent until in 1854 
her favorite son John was married and moved to Ohio. She 
could not bear to be separated from him so she consented to 
come too. They settled in Ross County, twelve miles from 
Chillicothe, where their son David had gone before them. 

He was a man of strength of character and of more than or- 
dinary intelligence for one that lived in the time he did. He 
was always opposed to slavery and of course was not liked by 
the slave holders of Virginia. He was called "Marsa Coler" be- 
cause of the respect the colored people paid him. They could 
not help but admire his courage and firmness. At different 
times they offered to give him a start with a "pair," but he 
would never consent. He spent his life on the farm clearing up 
the heavily timbered land and making for himself and family a 
home. He died March, 15, 1857, on his farm near Alma, Ross 
Countv, Ohio. 



DA YID GOLEM FAMILY. 



159 




SARAH HUGHES COLER. 
David's Wife. 

F. M. COLER. 



DAVID COLER. 



DAVID COLER, Jr. 



160 COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 

DAVID COLER. 

(Contributed.) 

David Coler, son of David and Sarah Coler, was born in Har- 
dy County, West Virginia, June 28, 1833. In 1865 he volunteered 
to go into the Union army in Company D, One Hundred and 
Eighty-seventh Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served 
until the end of the war, being honorably discharged. He mar- 
ried Matilda C. Kerna Oct. 18, 1855, of the same neighborhood 
where he was born and raised. To them were born three chil- 
dren, the youngest (a boy) died in infancy, nine days old; the 
other two, a boy and girl, are living in the vicinity of Alma, 
Ross County, Ohio. 

He never received the advantage of an education, never hav- 
ing attended school but seventeen days. After the war he en- 
gaged in farming until 1881, when he engaged in the mercan- 
tile business at Alma, which he continued until succeeded by his 
son, Francis M., in 1884, when he retired from active labor. 

He never held any public offices except that of school direc- 
tor of his district and once being elected as constable of the 
township, but he resigned it shortly after being elected. He 
was appointed postmaster at Alma, Ross County, Ohio, in 1882, 
and served for eleven years, being succeeded by his son, Fran- 
cis M. 

He never belonged to any secret orders but was a member 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church for many years since its or- 
ganization in the community where he lived. 

During the many years since he saw service in the army he 
suffered from the chronic diarrhea and resultant neuralgia, 
which caused his death Sept. 21, 1899. 

His wife and two children survive him and live in the neigh- 
borhood of where he died. 



FRANCIS MARION COLER. 

(Contributed.) 

Francis Marion Coler, the son of David Coler, Jr., was born 
Feb. 8, 1862, in Ross County, Ohio, in the neighborhood then 



da yid co lei: famil v. 



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SALEY A. COLER. MARY E. COLER. 

A. COLER. T. B. COLER. A. M. COLER. 

F. H. COLER. G. M. COLER. 



162 COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GEXEALOGY. 

known as "Pleasant Valley," now Alma Postoffice. He was 
brought up on a farm until 19 years of age, when he engaged with 
his father in the mercantile business at Alma, Ohio. And in 
1884, when his father retired from active work, he became the 
sole owner and has since conducted the business by himself. He 
was appointed the postmaster there after his father had resigned 
the same and has since held said office. The other public offices 
he has held was that of director of schools and assessor of the 
real property of the township in 1890. 

What education he has was received in the public schools at 
Alma except one term of a business course at Lebanon, Ohio. 



GEORGE WASHINGTON COLER. 

George Washington Coler was born in Hardy County, 
Virginia, now Grant County, near Maysville, Oct. 18, 1824. His 
parents were David Coler and Sarah Hughes. When his father 
moved to Ohio in 1852 he bought the homestead and lived on it 
for many [his sons own the place now] years when he sold it 
and bought a farm near by. He is the only landmark left of the 
Coler family, to stay near where the camp fires were first lighted. 
Himself and family are the only Coler blood in Hardy and Grant 
Counties, Virginia, and to him more than any other one person is 
due the fact that the Coler historian is able to tell where the 
Henry Coler children were born and raised and where Henry 
Coler and Margaretta, his daughter, were buried and for the 
pictures of the Patterson Creek Mountain Home and for kind- 
nesses and favors shown to the Coler historian while she so- 
journed in his home on the hunt of data and tradition. George 
Washington Coler, or "Wash" Coler, as he is familiarly called, 
is 75 years old, a remarkably well preserved man for his age, with 
a mind as clear as it was at 40, sound in his judgment, social 
in his nature, strong in his affections, a man of much force and 
of more than ordinary capacity, which characteristics have be^n 
inherited by his children, who still live with him in his home, with 
exception of his son Baxter, who is married and lives some d.s- 
tance from home. His sons are farmers of the sturdy, indus- 



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MISS ELSIE COLER. 



Iti4 COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 

trious type; his daughters are "Marthas," anxious about many 
things concerning their neat, well-kept home, a legacy handed 
down to them by their industrious, gentle mother, who died in 
1895 and left them to fill her place and make a home for the 
family, which they have done in every sense of the word home. 



ELSIE MAY COLER. 

(Contributed.) 

Elsie May Coler is the daughter of John Elmer Coler and 
Martha Martin, born at Bloomingdale, Wis., moved with her 
father to Relief, Ohio, in 1880, was educated at Beverly, Ohio, 
and later studied telegraphy and held a position as operator at 
Relief, Ohio, in 1893, an< ^ rest ed for several years and now has 
a position as operator again. She has been one of the helpful 
ones in collecting data for the Coler book ; she was a pioneer in 
the work when it first started. 




/s.i.ir COLER FAMILY. 



ISAAC COLER FAMILY. 



iR. ISAAC COLER, farmer, b. in Old Fields Va., Jan. 8, 
1801, d. Sadorns, 111., July 26, 1865, married June 7, 
1825, Licking County, ( >hio, Miss Amelia Nichols, b. 
Jan. 12, 1807, d. Oct. <_>. 1836; and < >ct. 4. 1838, Knox 
County, Ohio, Miss Mary Cathers, b. Jan. 1, 181 2, d. 
April 25, 1856. 

Children by first wife, all born Knox County, 
( )hio: 
2R. William Nichols, b. March 12. 1827. 

Teresa, 1). March 16, 1829. d. May 22, 1856. 
Peris Sprague, b. Sept. 30, 1831. 
Francis Marion, b. ( >ct. 8. 1833, d. Nov. 14, 1855. 
Dorothy Cosner, b. Aug. 22, 1835. 

Children by second wife, all born Knox County, 
Ohio : 
2R. Jasper (twin), b. May 10, 1841, d. Aug-. 29, 1866. 
Newton (twin), b. May 10. 1841. 
Isaac, b. May 6. 1842, d. May 28, 1842. 
John, b. Aug. 8, 1844. 

Phebe Ann, b. Feb. 8, 1846, d. Jan. 5. 1848. 
Malissa, b. Feb. 27, 1849, d. Sept. 27, 1868. 
Mary Olive, b. Oct. 1, 1852, d. ( )ct. 11, 1855. 
Charity Amelia, b. June 20, 1856. 
2R. WILLIAM NICHOLS COLER, retired lawyer and 
banker. New York, married Aug. 9, 1853, Knox 
County, Ohio, Miss Cordelia Shipley Sim, b. Sept. 30, 



COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 



1827, d. Nov. 27, 1886; and Oct. 3, 1889, New York, 
Miss Annie Bailey Owen, b. Aug. 6, 1850. 
Children, all burn Champaign County, 111. : 
3R. Flora Alice, b. May 24, 1854. 
William Nichols, b. July 6, 1858. 
Arthur Grant, b. Jan. 20, 1865, d. June 15, 1880. 
Bird Sim, b. Oct. 9, 1868. 
Francis Walter, b. Aug. 22, 1871. 

3R. FLORA ALICE COLER, married Oct. 14, 1875, 
Brooklyn, N. Y., James William Campbell, banker, 
Huron, South Dakota, b. Dec. 29, 1852. 
Children : 
4R. James McDougall, b. Springfield, 111., July 7, 1876, 
student Harvard College. 
Coler, b. Springfield, 111., June 24, 1878, student Yale 

College. 
Thomas Hays, b. Huron, South Dakota, Nov. 8, 1886. 
Jay William, b. Huron, South Dakota, May 29, 1889. 

3R. WILLIAM NICHOLS COLER, banker, married 
Feb. 8, 1888, Newark, N. J., Miss Lillie Seeley, b. 
Feb. 24, 1863. 

Children, all born Newark, N. J. : 
4R. William Nichols, b. Aug. 14, 1889. 
Eugene Seeley, b. Jan. 13, 1896. 
George Birney, b. May 31, 1898. 

3R. BIRD SIM COLER, banker, New York, married Oct. 

10, 1888, Brooklyn, Miss Emily Moore, b. Dec. 25, 

1866. 

One child : 
4R. Eugene, b. Nov. 30, 1890, Brooklyn. 

3R. FRANCIS WALTER COLER, banker, New York. 

married Dec. 3, 1894, Chicago, Miss Cecil Anderson, 

b. June 30, 1876. 
One child : 
4R. Kenneth Anderson, b. Nov. 22, 1896, Brooklyn. 



ISAAC COLER FAMILY. 



2R. TERESA COLER, married July 19, 1846, Licking 
County, Ohio, James Hoskinson, farmer, Linville, 
Ohio, b. June 3, 1823, d. July 18, 1895. 
Children : 
3R. Ann Amelia, b. Linville, ( )hio, April 23. 1847, d. April 
28, 1 87 1. 
Lydia, b. Linville, ( )hio, Jan. 1, 1849, d. in infancy. 
Hannah Jane, b. Linville, ( )hio, April 22, 1850, d. April 

25, 1884. 
Isaac Peris, b. Linville, Ohio, Dec. 15, 1852. 
John Andrew, h. Sadorus, 111.. May 7, 1855. 
3R. AXX AMELIA HOSKINSON, married Aug. 25, 

1870, Champaign, 111., Andrew I). McNeer, fanner, 
Pesotum, 111. 

No children. 
3R. HANNAH JANE HOSKINSON, married April I, 

1871, Licking County, < >hio, Andrew Jackson Sellars, 
farmer, Linville, ( )hio, b. Dec. 10, 1845. 

Children : 
4R. Clara Victoria, b. Linville, Ohio, Jan. 10, 1872, Kansas 
City. Kan. 
William Arthur, 1>. Linville, < Mum, Feb. 1, 1874, farmer, 

Raymore, Mo. 
Effie Viola, b. Sadorus, 111., Feb. 8, 1877, Brownsville, 

Ohio. 
John Edward, b. Linville, Ohio, April 4, 1882. farmer, 

Raymore, Mo. 
Andrew Jackson, b. Linville, Ohio, April 15, 1884. 
farmer, Brownsville, Ohio. 
3R. ISAAC PERIS HOSKINSON, farmer, Brownsville. 
Ohio, married Sept. n, 1881, Licking County. Ohio, 
Miss Diantha Brown, b. March 11. 1862. 

Children, all born in Licking County, Ohio : 
4R. Essee Myrtle, b. July 17, 1882. 
Alice Mabel, b. Oct. 2^ 1883. 
Benjamin Franklin, b. Sept. 2^, 1885. 
Cornelia Belle, b. May 28, 1887. 



168 COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 

Laura Florence, b. March n, 1892. 

3R. JOHN ANDREW HOSKINSON, farmer, Linville, 
Ohio, married Nov. 20, 1881, Licking County, Ohio, 
Miss Mahala Bratton, b. Oct. 10, 1863. 
Children : 
4R. Erne May, b. Sept. 16, 1882, d. Jan. 13, 1885. 
William Peter, b. May 31, 1884. 
Jesse James, b. Oct. 4, 1885. 
Birdie Valentine, b. Feb. 14, 1889. 
Annie Katherine, b. April 5, 1892. 
Nellie Rachel, b. Jan. 16, 1897. 

2R. PERIS SPRAGUE COLER, farmer, Kansas City, 
Kan., married July 12, 1857, Sadorus, 111., Miss Re- 
becca Rock, b. Dec. 1, 1840. 

Children all born in Sadorus, PI. : 
3R. Ida Nancy, b. June 3, 1858. 
Dorothy Ann, b. July 1, i860. 
Annie Chambers, b. April 9, 1883. 

3R. IDA NANCY COLER, married Dec. 2^ 1875, Sa- 
dorus, 111., Winfield Scott Nelson, broker, Kansas 
City, Mo., b. July 28, 1849. 
< )ne child : 

4R. Benham Coler, b. Douglas County, 111., Oct. 24, 1877. 

3R. DOROTHY ANN COLER, married Aug. 2, 1877, 
Sadorus, 111., Williford Clay Chapman, farmer, Ray- 
more, Mo., b. Jan. 20, 1850. 
Children : 
4R. Williford Clay, b. Sadorus, 111., Dec. 26, 1878, d. Sept. 
24, 1887. 
Ida Coler, b. Sadorus, 111., March 3, 1881. 
Fannie Laurel, b. Sadorus, 111., March 18, 1884, d. Feb. 

13, 1885. 
Francis Birney, b. Sadorus, 111., Aug. 4, 1886, d. Oct. 

26, 1887. 
John Scott, b. Raymore, Mo., Nov. — , 1889. 
Peris Coler, b. Raymore, Mo., Aug. 7, 1892. 



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3 R. DOROTHY COSNER COLER, married April 18, 
1874, Licking County, Ohio, William Xorthrnp Da- 
vis, carpenter, Ottawa, Kan., b. July 8, 1833. 
One child : 
3R. Mary Cordelia Davis, music teacher, Winthrop Col- 
lege, Rock Hill, S. C, b. June 30, 1877, Muskingum 
County, Ohio. 
2R. NEWTOX COLER, farmer, Sadorus, 111., married 
Nov. 19, 1863, Sadorus, Miss Mary Rock, b. Jan. 30, 
1839, d. Jan. 28, 1890. 

Children, all horn at Sadorus, 111. : 
3R. Jasper Newton, b. June 25, 1865, d. in infancy. 
William Rock, b. < )ct. 16, 1866. 
Franklin Beaver, b. June 24, 1868, d. in infancy. 
Oscar Walter, h. Sept. 30, 1872, d. in infancy. 
Clara May (twin), b. May 2, 1875. 
Carrie May (twin), b. May 2, 1875. 
Ernest Willard, b. Aug. 29, 1879, d. Sept. 2, 1897. 

3R. WILLIAM ROCK COLER. farmer, Parkville, 111., 
married Feb. 10. 1890. Miss Martha Jane Ellars, b. 
Feb. 9, 1867. 
One child : 

4R. Newton Ellars, b. Champaign, Champaign County, 111., 
May 8, 1892. 

3R. CLARA MAY COLER, married Jan. 19, 1898, Sa- 
dorus, 111., Albert Eugene Dye, farmer, Sadorus, 111. 
( 'ne child : 
4k. Ray Coler Dye, b. Nov. 10, 1898. 

3R. CARRIE MAY COLER, married Jan. 19, 1898, Sa- 
dorus, 111.. Henry Brown, farmer, Sadorus, 111., b. 
Feb. 19, 1877. 
One child : 

4R. Guy Coler Brown, b. Jan. 25, 1899. 

2R. JOHN COLER, farmer, Sadorus, 111., married Sept. 
8, 1864, Sadorus, Miss Cleopatra Miller, b. Jan. 26, 
1845- 



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ISAAC COLER. 



ISAAC COLER FAMILY. 



Children, all born at Sadorus, 111.: 
3R. Dora Ellen, b. Feb. 8, 1867. 

Mary Olive, b. Jan. 30, 1868, d. Feb. 6, 1872. 
William Sherman, b. May 20, 1871, d. Dec. 7, 1887. 
James Rosco, b. April 12, 1876, d. Aug. 24, 1883. 
Arthur, b. Sept. 19, 1879, d. Aug. 18, 1883. 
Francis Willis, b. July 26, 1886. 
3R. DORA ELLEX COLER, married March 22, 1886, 
Sadorus, 111., Willis Dowell Snook, farmer, Sadorus, 
111., 1). Sept.— 1858. 

Children, all born at Sadorus, 111.: 
4R. Elmer Wesley, b. ( )ct. 28, 1887. 

Edward 15., b. June 2j, [890, d. Sept. 25, 1892. 
3R. CHARITY AMELIA C< )LER, married April 13, 
1876, Sadorus, 111.. Ira Alonz Craw, farmer. Sadorus, 
111., b. June 18, 185 j. 

Children, all born at Sadorus, 111.: 
4R. Nellie Edna, b. Jan. 2, 1878. 

Housel Coler, b. Feb. 6. 187.;, d. Feb. 8, 1879. 



ISAAC COLER. 

Isaac Coler, the youngest son of Henry Coler, was brought 
up on his father's farm and lived under the parental rot f until 
his father's death. About two years thereafter he moved to 
Knox County, Ohio, with Ids mother and sister Mary. Here 
they kept house together until the death of his mother, which 
occurred some two years later. In the meantime he made the 
acquaintance of Amos Nichols, of Licking County (whose sister 
Amelia afterwards became his first wife), and the two formed a 
co-partnership in the business of building dams and erecting 
grist and saw mills in Knox and the adjoining counties. In 
1828 he bought a tract of wild heavily timbered land lying in 
Miller Township, six miles south of Mount Vernon. Four years 
later he built a log cabin on this tract of land, moved into it with 
his family and opened up the farm on which he resided until 



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COL. \V. N. COLER 



/.vl.lC HOLER FAMIL V. 



1862. In 1862 he sold his farm and moved to Champaign 
Comity, 111., to which county several of his children had pre- 
ceded him. Here he bought a farm near the village of Sadorus 
nil which he resided until the time of his death, in 1864. His 
body lies buried in Mount Hope Cemetery at Urbana, and Mary, 
his second wife, lies beside him. His first wife is buried in the 
cemetery at Brandon, Knox Comity, Ohio, and a marble monu- 
ment marks her tomb. 

Much that is praiseworthy might be written about the life 
and labors of Isaac Coler but we have not the space here. It 
may be truthfully said, however, that he is remembered as having 
been a man of strictly temperate habits, a Methodist in religion, 
in politics a Democrat of the old Jefferson type, a kind neighbor 
and a devoted son, husband and father. He died universally re- 
spected and beloved by all who knew him. 



COLONEL WILLIAM NICHOLAS COLER. 

Colonel William Nicholas Coler, a member of the Loyal 
Legion, and pensioner of the Mexican war, was educated in the 
common schools and Slone's Mount Vernon Male Academy. 
( )n his return from the war he engaged in teaching and the 
study of law. was admitted to the bar in Illinois in 1852, and 
opened an office at Urbana, 111. He organized the Twenty-fifth 
Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry, was elected colonel 
and served in the Civil War over a year, then resigned and 
opened a law office in Champaign, 111. 

In 1870 he organized the well-known banking house of W. 
N. Coler & Co., and in 1872 moved to Brooklyn with his family. 
In 1889 he retired from active business and has since that time 
traveled around the world and visited nearly all civilized coun- 
tries, as well as all of the States and Territories of the United 
States. He has always been temperate in his habits and still 
enjoys perfect health. 



174 COLER FAMILY HISTORY ASI) GENEALOGY. 




MRS. W. N. COLER. 



ISAAC COLER FAMILY. 175 



WILLIAM NICHOLS COLER, JR. 

William Nichols Colcr, Jr., was educated at the Polytechnic 
Institute of Brooklyn, was brought up to business in his father's 
firm, and became manager on the retirement of his father in 
1889. He withdrew from the firm in 1897. He is a man of 
recognized financial ability and is a director of the Western Na- 
tional Bank and several other financial institutions. 



BIRD SIM COLER. 

Bird Sim Coler was educated in Brooklyn Polytechnic In- 
stitute and Andover College. He commenced business in the 
banking firm of W. N. Coler & Co. at an early age and showed 
marked ability from the beginning. He became the head of the 
firm on the retirement of his brother. He was elected comp- 
troller of the city of New York in 1897 by a plurality of over 
106,000 votes. He has shown himself to be an able, upright 
officer and has acquired great popularity. 



FRANCIS WALTER COLER. 

Francis Walter Coler, after acquiring the endowments of an 
English education in Brooklyn and at Prof. Jones' School, 
Bridgeport, Conn., finished his education at the University of 
Halle, Germany, and the Sorbonne, Paris. On his return from 
abroad he attended law lectures in Chicago, was admitted to the 
bar and commenced practice, but his services being required, he 
quit law and became an active member of the firm of W r . N. 
Coler & Co. 



MRS. I. W. CAMPBELL (NEE FLORA ALICE COLER). 

Mrs. I. W. Campbell (nee Flora Alice Coler), is a graduate 
of Bettie Stuart Institute, Springfield, 111. She is a lady of more 
than ordinary intelligence, genial and benevolent and has a large 
circle of friends. 



COLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 




W. N. COLER. Jr. 



ISAAC COLER FAMII. V. 




BIRD S. COLER. 

Comptroller of New York City. X Y 



178 COLER FAMILY HISTORY AST) GENEALOGY. 




ISAAC VOLEB FAMILY. 



179 




MARY CORDELIA DAVIS. 



COLES FAMILY HISTORY A.YD GENEALOG Y. 




JOHN COLER. 
Son of Isaac Coler. 



ISAAC COLEB FAMILY. 



MARY CORDELIA DAVIS. 

Mary Cordelia Davis, only daughter of Dorothea Coler and 
William Davis, was born at Zanesville, Ohio, June 30, 1877. At 
the age of 10 she was sent to Saint Theresa's Academy, Kansas 
City, Mo., where she graduated before her 17th birthday with the 
highest honors of the school. The summer following her gradua- 
tion her uncle, Colonel \Y. N. Coler, took her abroad, where 
they traveled until September, when she entered the Stern Con- 
servatory of Music at Berlin, Germany, where she stayed two 
years, studying violin and piano, when she returned to the 
United States to take a position as violin and German teacher in 
the Warrensburg School of Music. After two years' successful 
work there she resigned to accept a position in the State Nor- 
mal and Industrial College, of Rock Hill, South Carolina, where 
she is now spending her second year. 



JOHN COLER. 

John Coler moved from Ohio to Champaign, 111., in 18 — and 
settled in Sadorus. He was very popular with his neighbors and 
has often been elected justice of the peace of his township, in 
which office he has served about twenty years. He is also a 
deacon in the Baptist Church. 




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BALL FAMILY. 



iR. MARY COLER, married Jan. 27, 1827, cl. Feb. 7, 1874, 
Timothy Ball, farmer, Fredericktown, Ohio. 
Children : 
2R. Cyphrian C, b. Nov. 21, 1830. 

David Lawrence, b. Feb. 7, 1833. 
Nancy Jane, b. June 16, 1836. 
Emeline Prue, b. June 16, 1839. 
Almira Felissa, b. Feb. 6, 1842. 
Wesley Squire, b. Sept. 19, 1844, d. May 28, 1844. 
Albert Allen, b. Aug. 6, 1845. 
2R. CYPHRIAN C. BALL, Methodist preacher, Frede- 
ricktown, Ohio, married April 26, 1864, d. July 23, 
1897, Miss Ruth E. Dunn; and Sept. 24, 1894, Miss 
Jennie Moffit. 
No children. 
2R. DAVID LAWRENCE BALL, farmer, Canaan, Ohio, 
married March 21, 1858, d. Dec. 16, 1893, Miss Ma- 
tilda E. Wirick. 
Children : 
3R. Archie Allen, b. April 11, 1859. 

Arthur Monroe, b. June 12, 1861. 
Arnetta L., b. Aug. 7, 1870. 
Frank N., b. Dec. 26, 1877, d. Sept. 28, 1887. 
Harry G., b. May 22, 1881. d. May 2, 1883. 
3R. ARCHIE ALLEN BALL, Methodist preacher, Cres- 
ton, Ohio, married May 3, 1888, Miss Carrie Rickel, 
b. Oct. 28, 1868. 



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Children : 
4R. Lillie Marie, b. Feb. 16, 1889. 

Benjamin Elsworth, b. Dec. 11, 1890. 
Wesley Milton, b. Jan. 26, 1893. 
William Vincent, b. Dec. 13, 1894. 
Grace Gladys (twin), b. Aug-. 30, 1897. 
Joseph Joyce (twin), b. Aug. 30, 1897. 
3R. ARTHUR MONROE BALL, farmer, Monument, 
Kan., married Aug. 11, 1891, Miss Dora Finley. 
Three children were born ; two are living. 
3R. AMETTA L. BALL, married Oct. I, 1890, Frank S. 
Bell, farmer, Giblin, 111. 
Children : 
4R. Ralph, b. Aug. 18, 1891. 

2R. NANCY JANE BALL, married Feb. — , i860, John 
Wesley Gordon, farmer, Horton, Kan. 
Children : 
3R. Joseph Wesley, b. Jan. 13, 1863, teacher. 
Frank El wood, b. May 26, 1865. 
Mary Arabell, b. May 9, 1867, teacher. 
Clara Magdalen, b. Nov. 15, 1869, teacher. 
Emory Clark, b. June 25, 1872, teacher. 
John Henry, b. June 21, 1876, d. July 18, 1877. 
Harry Earnest, b. May 7, 1881. 
3R. FRANK ELWOOD GORDON, Methodist preacher. 
University Park, Colo., married May 16, 1895, ^ rs - 
Minnie Stephenson. 
3R. EMORY CLARK GORDON, rlorton, Kan., teacher, 
married Dec. 2^, 1896, Miss Hattie Bell Barnam. 
Children : 
4R. Albion Wesley, b. Oct. 28, 1898. 

2R. EMALINE PRUE BALL, married Oct. 5, 1859, d. 
Nov. 19, 1862, James Shannon, farmer, Lentner, Mo., 
b. Oct. 23, 1832. 
Children : 
3R. May Ida, b. Sept. 1, 1859. 

Eva Arabell, b. March 18, 1861. 



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3R. IDA MAY SHANNON, married Nov. 16, 1881, John 
Franklin Snyder, farmer, Lentner, Mo. 
Children : 
4R. John Narval (twin), b. Feb. 28, 1886. 
Nellie Irene (twin), b. Feb. 28, 1886. 
Ida Lewis, b. Sept. 14, 1887. 
Edith Angeline, b. Feb. 3, 1889. 
Jennie Agnes, b. Sept. 5, 1890. 
James Clark, b. Jan. 16, 1894. 
Clara Bell, b. Feb. 21, 1897. 
2R. ALMIRA FELISSA BALL, married March 4, 1869, 
d. Sept. 2, 1889, David Lewis Campbell, farmer. 
Champaign, 111., b. July 24, 1837. 
Children : 
3R. Mae Athleen, b. July 25, 1874. 

Ashton Ellsworth, b. May 13, 1876. 

Daisy Irene, b. July 1, 1878. 

Myrtle Florance, b. Oct. 2, 1880. 

Elmer Dalton Rufus, b. March 18, 1882, d. Oct. 18, 

1887. 
Lauretta Beatrice, b. July 28, 1885. 
2R. ALBERT ALLEN BALL, farmer and cheese maker, 
Horton, Kan., married Dec. 29, 1870, Miss Barbara 
E. Miller. 
Children : 
3R. Earl Orville, b. Aug. 23, 1872. 

3R. EARL ORVILLE BALL, farmer, Horton, Kan, mar- 
ried Sept. 9, 1895, Miss Iva Stahl. 
Children : 
4R. Orion Lawrence, b. June 19, 1896. 



MARY COLER BALL. 

Mary Coler Ball was born in Hardy County, Va, near More- 
fied, Aug. 9, 1807; moved to Ohio with her mother about 1823, 



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186 COLER FAMILY HISTORY ASD GENEALOGY. 

married to Timothy Ball at Mount Vernon, Ohio, Jan. 27, 1827. 
After the death of her husband Mrs. Ball moved to Iowa in 
1866, lived there one year and moved to Illinois and died near 
Sadorus, 111., Feb. 7, 1874. 



CYPHRIAN C. BALL. 

Rev. Cyphrian C. Ball was born Nov. 21, 1830; he died in 
Fredericktown, Ohio, July 2$, 1897. His early life was passed on 
a farm where he took every advantage of such school privileges 
as the country afforded. At an early age he formed a taste for 
the best reading. He was converted and united with the church 
at the age of 17. In 1857 he was licensed to exhort, and in 1859 
was granted a local preacher's license. He was ordained local 
deacon by Bishop Ames Sept. 4, 1864, and ordained elder by 
Bishop Simpson Sept. 23, 1877. 

As a preacher he was clear, logical and forceful. The style of 
his preaching was for the most part textual and exhortative, oc- 
casionally topical, few men equal him in the ability to represent 
sin as the "abominable thing which God hates," and at the 
same time, hold up Christ as the sinner's friend and Savior. Dur- 
ing his ministry he received into membership in the Methodist 
Episcopal Church three thousand souls. 

On March 26, 1864, he united in marriage with Miss Ruth 
Ellen Dunn, who was greatly afflicted for twenty-five years. In 
his care for her through all these years, which was as tender and 
gentle as a mother's, his heart was shown. She died Aug. 13, 
1892. 

On Sept. 24, 1894, he was married to Miss Jennie Moffit, 
daughter of Rev. A. S. Moffit. She entered earnestly upon the 
work of a Methodist preacher's wife, aiding him by her council 
and prayers while in active work, and in tenderness and love 
ministering to him in his last illness. 

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Albert Allen Ball, son of Timothy and Mary C. Ball, born 
near Fredericktown, Ohio, Aug. 6, 1845, educated in the com- 
mon schools of Fredericktown, moved to Iowa ( )ct. 22, 1866, 
moved to Illinois Nov. 1, 1867, married to Miss Barbara Miller 
near Sadorus, 111., Dec. 29, 1870, moved to Missouri in 1876, 
moved to Kansas in 1878, living now near Germantown, Kan. 



li VRBARA E. BALL. 

Barbara E. Miller, daughter of James and Eliza Miller, was 
born near Sadorus, 111., Dec. 6, 1850, educated in district schools, 
married to Albert A. Ball Dec. 29, 1870. 



EARL ( >RVILLE HALL. 

Earl Orville Ball, son of Albert A. and B. E. Hall, born near 
Montecello. Piatt County, 111., Aug. 23. [872, educated in tha 
common schools of Kansas, spent one year in the mines of 1 , lo 
rado, returned to Kansas in 1S05, married to Miss Iva Stahl a. 
Nevada, Mo., Sept. o, 1805, now living near Horton, Kan. 



ARCHIE ALLEX BALL. 

Rev. Archie Allen Ball always had an ambiti in for higher and 
better living. His parents moved to the state of Illinois when 
he was 6 years old. When almost grown he returned to ( )hio 
to obtain an education. He made his home with his uncle. Rev. 
Cyphrian C. Ball, at Plymouth, Ohio, until he graduated in the 
high schools of that town. Not content with this much knowl- 
edge, he went to the Ohio Weslevan L niversitv at Delaware. 



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MRS. EARL BALL. 
BABY OR IN BALL. 



A. A. BALL AND WIFE. 
EARL BALL. 



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Ohio, where he spent five years more of continuous study and 
took the degree of A. B. in 1887. In the fall of the same year he 
entered the North Ohio Conference and was stationed at Pu- 
laska, Ohio. From that time for ten years he has preached to 
different charges, until two years ago his health failed. During 
this time he was appointed presiding elder of Wooster, Ohio, 
district. He now holds supernumerary relation in the North 
Ohio Conference. At the time of the publication of this book he 
is engaged in agricultural pursuit in hope of regaining his health. 
His postoffice address is Creston, Ohio. 




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WAR RECORD OF THE COLERS. 



John Emanuel Smith enlisted on the 20th of February, 1864, 
in Company K, Eighth Ohio Vet. Volunteer Cavalry. Was dis- 
charged Aug. 6, 1865. 

William Scott Smith enlisted Nov. — , 1861, in Company A, 
Fifty-sixth Volunteer Infantry. Died March 24, 1862; was 
buried at Cump Landing, Tenn. 

Elias Shannon Jackson enlisted in Twenty-first Ohio In- 
fantry and was killed Dec. 31, 1863, in battle at Murfreesboro, 
Tenn. 

George Washington I Hand was a soldier in Civil war, was 
enlisted in the Fifty-sixth Regiment (Company I) Ohio Volun- 
teer Infantry Oct. 16, 1861. He was wounded while in service 
July 10, 1863. 

Hiram Bland was a soldier in the Civil war, enlisted in the 
Eighty-ninth Regiment (Company H) Ohio Volunteer Infantry 
Aug. 7, 1862 ; was killed in a battle at Dalton, Ga. ; buried at 
Chattanooga. 

John Manuel Smith was a soldier in the Union army. 

John Emanuel Smith enlisted on the 20th of February, 1864, 
in Company K, Eighth Ohio Vet. Volunteer Cavalry. Was dis- 
charged Aug. 6, 1865. 

William Scott Smith enlisted Nov., 1861, in Company A, 
Fifty-sixth Volunteer Infantry. Died March 24, 1862 ; 
buried at Cump Landing, Tenn. 

David Coler was a soldier in the W ar of the Rebellion ; was 



194 UOLER FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. 

enlisted in One Hundred and Eighty-seventh Regiment (Com- 
pany D) Ohio Volunteer Infantry, March 2, 1865, and served 
until June 20, 1866. He was a merchant and also postmaster for 
eleven years; was succeeded by his son, Francis M. Coler. 

Edward S. Fears was a soldier in the Union army, and was 
a prisoner of war in the Andersonville, Ga., prison nine months. 

Edward B. Williams enlisted in Company D, One Hundred 
and Eighty-seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry in 1864, and served 
to the end of the war. 

Isaac Wesley Collard belonged to Company D, Seventeenth 
Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Milder's Lightning Brigade. 

George Cosner enlisted in the Union army Aug. 9, 1862, in 
Company C, Nineteenth Iowa Regiment, as private ; promoted 
to sergeant at battle of Prairie Grove, Ark, Dec. 7, 1862; was 
taken prisoner Sept. 29, 1863, and held a prisoner nine months 
at Tyler, Tex. ; was mustered out at the close of the war. 

Phillip Henry Cosner enlisted in the Union army February, 

1864, in Company A, Twentieth Ohio Regiment Veterans; was 
wounded July 22, 1864, at Atlanta, Ga., and died Aug. 24, 1864. 

Joseph Johnson was an inventor, having invented the "John- 
son Aerial Car," also helped with the inventing of the "Standard 
Cash Register." 

John Cosner Johnson was inventor of the "Johnson Harrow." 
William Fletcher Adams enlisted in the Civil war March 13, 

1865, in Company G, Fifty-first Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry; 
was discharged Sept. 3, 1865. 

Charles Hudson Coler enlisted in a company of home guards 
in May, 1861 ; was mustered into United States volunteer service 
in Company - — , Thirty-ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, as a pri- 
vate; promoted to a corporal in 1863; re-enlisted in December, 
1863, as veteran volunteer in same company and regiment; pro- 
moted to sergeant in June, 1864, and to orderly sergeant in Janu- 
ary, 1865 ; was discharged from the service July 9, 1865. He was 
slightly wounded twice, but not disabled so but what he done 
regular detail duty when called upon. He was in the battle of 
New Madrid, Mo. ; Siege of Corinth, Miss. ; Holly Springs, 
Memphis, Tenn. ; Vicksburg, Miss. ; Huntsville, Ala. ; Chatta- 



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nooga, Tenn. ; Lookout Mountain ; with Sherman from Chatta- 
nooga to Atlanta, Ga. ; from Atlanta to the Sea with Sherman 
on his march through the Carolinas, was in the grand review 
at Washington City, then mustered out. 

Mr. Clark A. Fulmer was principal of the Gibbon, Neb., pub- 
lic schools ; also of Edgar, Neb., public schools. 

Rev. John E. Ingham has spent the most of his life in the 
ministry since his graduation from a theological course at 
Sluertliff College, Alton, III, June, 1869. He was a soldier in 
the Civil war, enlisting Aug. 1, 1862; discharged July 6, 1865. 
He bore the regimental flag in all the battles of the Vicksburg 
campaign, with rank as corporal, and with rank as sergeant when 
discharged. He was also in Sherman's noted march to the sea 
(Company F, Ninety-third Illinois Infantry). 

Mary Marie Ingham was a talented, progressive woman. 
Besides other accomplishments she graduated from the Lincoln, 
Neb., Medical school, April, 1895, a short time before her death. 

William Everett Ingham was editor of the "Whiting Sun" 
at the time of his death. In a tribute to his memory the "Sun" 
says: "His life was clean, fine and manly; in his domestic rela- 
tions he was tender hearted and true." 

All three of these sons, Adoninen Judson, John and Alva, 
enlisted in the Ninth Kansas Cavalry in August, 1862. A. Jud- 
son was killed in an engagement with Anderson's guerrillas in 
February, 1863, near Fort Scott, Kan., and John and Alva in 
the following spring by the same band on the same day at West 
Port, Mo., June 10, 1864. 

Elias Shannon Jackson enlisted in Twenty-first Ohio In- 
fantry and was killed Dec. 31, 1863, in battle at Murfreesboro, 
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