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Coiner - John D.


Source: H. W. Beckwith Montgomery Co Indiana History (Chicago: HH Hill, 1881) p 577

John D. COINER, tanner and farmer, Colfax, was born in 1810. At the age of 6 he emigrated with his parents to Ross Co, Ohio. In 1831 he came to Clinton Co, Indiana remaining there four years. He was married in 1835 to Delila WELLS by whom he has 3 children: George; Lushan D and Martin P. He settled in 1840 on Sec. 11, where he has since lived. His wife died in 1844. In 1847 he was married to Elizabeth WYANT, daughter of William and Betsey Wyant, by whom he has 7 children: Delila; William; Jacob; Seymore; David; Mary E and Joseph. In religion he is a Presbyterian. His first wife was of the same faith and his present wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He ran a tanyard on the farm for 9 years. This was the only one ever in Sugar Creek Twp. He has a fine farm of 300 acres nearly all prairie, well stocked; formerly he traded considerable in cattle. His paternal grandparents were from Germany, his mother's people were from Ireland. The parents of Mr. Coiner were Jacob and Mary (BYERS) Coiner, both natives of Virginia. His early education was that of the common schools only. In politics he is a democrat. His first vote for president was cast for Henry Clay.  -- typed by kbz
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