Biography of John Coffee
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John Coffee was born in ireland in 1812. He is a son of William and Mary (Goodomg) Coffee, of Irish and Scotch descent. Mr. Coffee settled in this county in 1840, and was married the same year in Miami Co., Ohio, to Marinda J. Gooding, born in Ontario Co, Ohio, in 1819. Of nine children born to them five are living: Julia (Mrs. D. Featherstone), Mary (Mrs. B. F. Hass), Sarah J. (Mrs. George E. Gale), John R. and George. William H., Izora, Nola and Luella are deceased. Mr. Coffee has retired from active engagements but owns a farm of 175 acres on sec. 19. Has held all the school and tp. offices and been Justice ever since the organization of Alpine.

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Chicago 1881.