Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
John E.Coler


   John E. Coler was born at Patten's Mill, Ohio, Aug. 5, 1842, and died March 30, at 7 a.m., aged 83 years, 7 months and 25 days. At the age of 22 he enlisted at Marietta, Ohio, May 2, 1864, in Co. D, 148th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, and served to the end of the Civil war, when he was honorably discharged. At the close of the war he went to Vernon county, Wis., and took up a homestead, where he resided 15 years.

   Mr. Coler was united in marriage to Martha Z. Martin in February 1870, at Viroqua, Wis., to which union seven children were born --- Flora A. Martin of Bay City; Elsie M. Thompson of Casey, Ill.; Emma E., deceased; Ella A. Druley of Gladwin; Alva Everett of McDonough, N.Y.; Myrta A. Groves, Warner, Ohio; and Nellie J. Trimble of Winegar. Besides the children he leaves to mourn one brother, two sisters, six children, 21 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

   Mr. Coler returned to Ohion in 1881 and bought a farm near Beaverly, where he made his home' till 1897 when he moved to Walkerton, Va., and bought a farm of 450 acres, on which stood the old colonial home of the English ambassador under the administration of President Tyler.

   His wife died at Walkerton, Va., April 7, 1897, and is buried at Walkerton. He returned to his home in Ohio in 1898, and resided there until 1908, when he with his daughter came to Gladwin and bought property where he made his home till 1918, when he went to New York and bought a farm and lived there part of the time for two years.

   He united with the church at the age of 17 and took an active interest in all religious work as long as health would permit. He loved to sing and was a teacher of vocal music for many years. Funeral services were held at the Free Methodist church, Gladwin, conducted by Rev. G. V. Dean, and the body was laid to rest in Highland cemetery..

{Note: Actual Recorded Date of Death is: 3/30/1926. Name: John E. Coler}
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Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
Civil War
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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