HENRY M. COLEMAN, general farmer, residing in Bell township, Clearlield county,
Pa., was born October 21, 1852, in Somerset county, Pa., and is a son of Josiah and Ann Maria (Nicodemus) (Coleman)
Josiah Coleman was a farmer in Somerset county, where he died in 1856. He is survived by his widow and two of their
four children, Henry M. and Ann Eliza, the latter being the wife of Washington Ackuff, of Vinton, Benton county,
Ia. The mother, who was born April 24, 1826, still survives and resides with her son. Her father was John Nicodeurns,
who was a shoemaker by trade, living in Somerset county.
Henry M. Coleman had but few educational or other advantages in his youth and as soon as his strength permitted
he went to work and until he was eighteen years of age took entire care of his mother. He married in Indiana county
and there followed farming until 1890, when he came to Bell township, Clearfield county. For five years he was
engaged in the saw mill business for Alpha React, at McGees, afterward was an employe of the New York Central Railroad
for four years, having resided at present place for twenty one years, and is at present working at the tannery.
Mr. Coleman was married to Miss Maggie Sutter, who was born in Indiana county, Pa., August 8, 1863, a daughter
of Philip and Barbara (Piper) Sutter. Mr. and Mrs. Coleman have the following children: Myrtle Adella, who is the
wife of John Beatty, of Bell township, and they have five children; Philip, who married Alma Beinhour (he is deceased,
and left one child); Manuel, who lives at home; Anna Barbara, who is the widow of Anthony Friedline, and has two
children who live with their grandparents; Zetta, a resident of Ohio; and George Arthur, residing in New York state.
Mr. Coleman is a very worthy citizen in every sense of the term but he has never taken aiiy very active interest
in politics. He is a member of the United Brethren church and formerly was one of its trustees.
Note - Sketches unrevised by subscribers are distinguished by a small astrict (*).
Twentieth Century History of
Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
and Representative Citizens.
BY: Roland D. Swoope, Jr.
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co,
Chicago, Ill. 1911
Clearfield County Pennsylvania Biographies
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