52 Ancestors: #11 Isabelle Minnie (Crotinger) Coffman

Crotinger family photo

Crotinger family photo: front row on right-Sarah (Crotinger) Clement; back row, 2nd from right: Isabelle (Crotinger) Coffman

 

Last weekend, I was home for my sister’s birthday, and decided to scan a bunch of our childhood pictures that were in a box. At the bottom of this box, underneath all the (seemingly) 100s of envelopes of photos from the 1990’s, was an envelope with copies of several photos of my older ancestors on my mom’s side. It was like finding buried treasure! I’d never seen any of these pictures before, and the Crotinger family photo posted above is the first picture I’ve seen of my 3x great grandmother Isabelle Minnie (Crotinger) Coffman with her (I assume) parents and siblings. Earlier, I posted a couple pictures of Isabelle with her husband, John Allen Coffman, and their children. In this picture, only Isabelle and one of her sisters were identified on the back. If you can identify any of the others, please let me know!

Here’s the information I have on her family, starting with her parents Peter and Susannah (McDonald) Crotinger. Do your own fact checking if you want to use this information – it’s mostly from my earlier days of genealogy research, and hasn’t been checked/cleaned up since.

PETER CROTINGER was born in May 1822 in Pennsylvania, USA. He died on 1 Jun 1914 inPutnam, Ohio, USA. He married Susannah McDonald, daughter of Francis McDonald and Margaret Craig on 12 Feb 1843 in Union City, Union, Ohio, USA. She was born on 9 Jul 1814 in Canada. She died on 10 Jul 1910 in Perry, Putnam, Ohio, USA.

Peter Crotinger and Susannah McDonald had the following children:

  1. ELISA CROTINGER was born about 1849 in Ohio, USA.
  2. JOSEPH CROTINGER was born on 7 Sep 1846 in Union, Ohio, USA. He died on 13 Jun 1928 in York, Fulton, Ohio, USA. He married Mary J Shumacher on 27 Sep 1873 in Putnam, Ohio, USA. She was born about 1853 in Virginia, USA.
  3. JOHN CROTINGER was born in May 1846 in Ohio, USA. He died on 21 Mar 1920 in Miami, Ohio, USA.
  4. SARAH CROTINGER was born on 31 Oct 1855 in Ohio, USA. She died on 21 Apr 1934 in Tiffin, Defiance, Ohio, USA. She married JOSEPH CLEMENT.
  5. ISABELLE MINNIE CROTINGER was born on 25 Jul 1852 in Union City, Darke, Ohio,USA. She died on 28 Feb 1939 in Piqua, Miami, Ohio, USA. She married John Allen Coffman, son of David Coffman and Anna Elizabeth Jackson in about 1878 in Ohio. He was born on 4 Nov 1847 in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA. He died on 6 Apr 1937 in Piqua, Miami, Ohio, USA.
  6. MARGARET JANE CROTINGER was born on 4 Jan 1843 in Union, Ohio, USA. She died on 14 Jun 1919 in Piqua, Miami, Ohio, USA. She married (1) JOHN FAVORITE on 5 Nov 1865 in Allen, Ohio, USA. She married (2)  GEORGE W CLAWSON on 24 Dec 1867 in Shelby, Ohio, USA. He was born in 1833 in Ohio, USA. He died on 21 Nov 1869. She married (3) ISAAC NEWTON SHORT on 9 Oct 1870 in Shelby, Ohio, USA. He was born on 15 Jan 1836 in Ohio, USA. He died on 1 Jun 1911 in Newberry, Miami, Ohio, USA.
  7. PETER H CROTINGER was born on 18 Oct 1858 in Ohio, USA. He died on 29 Jul 1938 in Perry, Putnam, Ohio, USA. He married Rachel Page on 3 Jul 1884 in Putnam, Ohio, USA. She was born on 1 Oct 1858 in Ohio, USA. She died on 2 Feb 1943 in Allen, Ohio, USA.
  8. FRANCIS WALLACE CROTINGER was born on 1 Nov 1859 in Union, Ohio, USA. He died on 9 Dec 1950 in Union City, Darke, Ohio, USA. He married Mary Smith on 26 Mar 1891 in Putnam, Ohio, USA. She was born on 22 Apr 1866 in Hancock, Ohio, USA. She died on 14 Mar 1934 in Washington, Miami, Ohio, USA.
  9. SUSAN MATILDA CROTINGER was born about 1863 in Putnam, Ohio, USA. She died on 31 Oct 1952 in South Bend, St Joseph, Indiana, USA.
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52 Ancestors: #6 John Allen Coffman

John and Isabelle Coffman portrait

John and Isabelle Coffman

These are my 3x great grandparents, John Allen Coffman and Isabelle Minnie (Crotinger) Coffman. John Allan is the son of David Coffman (1803-1881) and Elizabeth (Jackson) Coffman (b. 1811), the 8th of 10 children that I know of. John was born on Nov 4, 1847, in Dayton, Ohio,  and died on Apr 6, 1937 in Piqua, Ohio, according to his death certificate. Before marrying Isabelle, he had married a Mary Jane Jones and had one son. After marrying Isabelle, they had at least seven children. In the census records he was listed as being a (day) laborer in 1880 and 1900 and a mover in 1910. It appears he retired between 1910 and 1920, since he is listed as having no job in 1920 and 1930. In these years, his oldest son lived with him and his wife. Throughout his life, he lived in several places – with his parents and many siblings, he moved to Shelby county sometime perhaps around 1870, in the 1900 census he’s living in Spencerville in Allen County, and then from at least 1910 until his death he lived in Piqua in Miami County. He lived a long life – dying just a few months before his 90th birthday. He’s buried in Forest Hill Union Cemetery in Piqua, next to his wife Isabelle, who died two years after him.

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Isabelle and John Coffman, seated, with some of their descendants, around 1923