Biography of John H. Coomler
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JOHN H. COOMLER, a prominent farmer, is the fifth in a family of thirteen children born to Jacob and Mary (Hoffman) Coomler, natives of Pennsylvania, and of German descent. John H. Coomler was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, December 12, 1837, and was reared on the farm and received a common school education. He married Susan Thomas, daughter of Benjamin and Anna (Good) Thomas, natives of Maryland and Pennsylvania, and of German descent. He enlisted August 16, 1862, in Company K, One Hundred and First Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, under Capt. Makahan; he served three years and participated in the battles of Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge he was with Sherman on his march to the sea, and was discharged June 24, 1865. Mr. Coomler came to Wabash County, Ind., in 1842, and there remained until the fall of 1880, when he came to Howard County and purchased 220 acres of land near Cassville, where he now resides. Mr. and Mrs. Coomler have had ten children; Elmer E., Lizzie M., Cora L., Benjamin F., Mattie O., John Sherman, Ovid Cecil, Nettie A., Ettie L. and Charley C. (deceased). Mr. Coomler is at present Supervisor of his district in Howard Township; he held the position of Steward in the Grange organization during its existence, and his wife is a prominent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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