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Coleman, John C., farmer, Gratz, Pa., was born October 18, 1852, in Lykens township. He is a son of Frederick and Sophia (Klinger) Coleman. The grandfather, John Coleman, was of Irish descent. The father was born in Lykens township in 1816. He received his education in his native place, and then followed the occupation of farming. He purchased one hundred acres of land near Gratz, and on it made many improvements. He was married, in January, 1849, to Miss Sophia Klinger, born April 30, 1830; daughter of J.P. Klinger. Their children are: Mary A., wife of Isaac Daniel; John C.; and Daniel, a school teacher. He is a life-long Republican and a member of the Lutheran church, in which he holds the office of deacon.

John C. attended the public schools of Gratz until eighteen years of age, when he began working on the homestead, and also worked two years in the mines. In 1874 he took charge of the farm and has since cultivated it, and also been engaged in stock raising. He was married, in October, 1875, to Miss Amanda L. Snyder, born in Lykens township in 1855; daughter of Henry Snyder. Their children are: Henry L., Fred, Annie B., Minnie A., Allen E., deceased, Maggie M., Dora R., Flosie S., Elmer H., and Foster F. Mr. Coleman taught school for three terms, was a tax collector in 1881, and is a Republican in politics. He is a member of the Lutheran church, in which he fills the office of deacon.



Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Michael W. Gerberick,, for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transciption Project -

Date of Transcription: February 14, 2001

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