Coleman, Charles, farmer, Gratz, Pa., was born in Lykens township, May 30, 1844. He is a son of John and Catherine (Artz) Coleman. The grandfather, John Coleman, was a farmer by occupation and settled on land in Lykens township, which he cleared and improved himself. He married a Miss Rosina Stine. They had these children: John, Charles, Fred, Rosina, Elizabeth, Anna May, and Barbara. He was a Democrat in politics and a member of the Lutheran church. He took a part in the war of 1812. The father resided on a farm of one hundred and fifty acres which he cultivated and also was engaged in stock raising. He was married to Miss Catherine Artz, a native of Schuylkill county. Their children were: Daniel, Charles, and Lizzie, wife of B. A. Boyer. Mr. Coleman took a great delight in hunting deer. His death occurred in December, 1851. In politics he was a Democrat.
Charles received his education in the schools of his native place, and then engaged in farming. He inherited a fondness for hunting, and is quite an ardent sportsman. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias. He was married, October 19, 1869, at Berrysburg, Pa., to Miss Lydia Rine, born in Snyder county, March 3, 1850; daughter of John Rine. Their children are: George W., born July 22, 1870; Charles J., deceased; Mary A., born July 28, 1874; Jennie, born December 25, 1880; Susan K., born September 18, 1883; Minnie C., born June 28, 1888, and Carrie V., born June 29, 1891. Mr Coleman is an active politician and has served as tax collector and mercantile appraiser. He is a member of the Lutheran church, of which he is an elder and Sunday-school superintendent.
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