Coffman, Maria Ann

Birth Name Coffman, Maria Ann
Gender female
Age at Death 80 years, 8 months, 15 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1850-09-07 Lake, Indiana, USA Birth of Coffman, Maria Ann
Event Note

The 1870 Census says she was born in Indiana. The 1900 Census says that she was born in Indiana, and her parents were born in Pennsylvania. The 1910 Census says that she was born in Indiana and that her mother was born in Pennsylvania, but her father's place of origin is difficult to read. The 1920 says that she was born in Indiana, her father in the USA, and her mother in Pennsylvania.

William Lafayette's entry in the 1910 Federal Census says that his mother was born in Michigan. His entry in the 1930 Federal Census says that she was born in Iowa.

 
Death 1931-05-22 LaPorte, LaPorte, Indiana, USA Death of Coffman, Maria Ann
 
Burial 1931-05-25 Michigan Township, LaPorte, Indiana, USA Burial of Coffman, Maria Ann
Event Note

Note from ancestry.com user Diane Heim:

Greenwood Ceme. Lot 4, Block 41, Section F. Others buried in the same lot, but with no marker are, Maria Gorden, Robert Gorden, Geo. Gorden, and Edwin Parker

 

Families

    Family of Gorden, Galatia and Coffman, Maria Ann
Married Husband Gorden, Galatia
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage 1866-08-17 Reed City, Osceola, Michigan, USA Marriage of Gorden, Galatia and Coffman, Maria Ann
Media Note

From user Diane Heim on ancestry.com

 
  Children
  1. Gorden, [Living]
  2. Gorden, William Lafayette
  3. Gorden, Albert Leonard
  4. Gorden, George Edward
  5. Gorden, Robert
  6. Gorden, Daisy May

Media

Narrative

According to the 1900 Federal Census, Maria Ann Coffman Gorden's parents were born in Pennsylvania. The 1910 says that at that time she had born seven children, three of whom were alive.

Narrative

Galatia Gorden was the first white baby born in Michigan City, Indiana according to a newspaper clipping from an early Michigan City newspaper. He married Maria Ann Coffman who was ½ Indian, perhaps from the Blackfoot tribe. They are both buried at the Greenwood Cemetery in Michigan Township, LaPorte, Indiana.

This information courtesy of one of Israel Gorden's children.

Pedigree

    1. Coffman, Maria Ann
      1. Gorden, Galatia
        1. Gorden, [Living]
        2. Gorden, William Lafayette
        3. Gorden, Albert Leonard
        4. Gorden, George Edward
        5. Gorden, Robert
        6. Gorden, Daisy May