Joseph Sherbondy Coffman1,2

b. 1852, d. 3 November 1938
Last Edited=30 Jun 2013
Great-grandfather of Joan Elizabeth Coffman
Pedigree for Joan Elizabeth Coffman
     Joseph Sherbondy Coffman was born in 1852 at Pennsylvania.2 He was the son of Lewis Coffman and Cardile Coffman.2,3

Joseph Sherbondy Coffman was enumerated with Lewis Coffman on the census of 14 June 1870 at Montcalm County, Michigan, as Joseph Coffman, 17 years old, birthplace of Pennsylvania.3

Joseph Sherbondy Coffman married Fannie S Robertson, daughter of Hugh Robertson and (?) Robertson, on 13 October 1874 at Pewamo, Ionia County, Michigan.1

Joseph Sherbondy Coffman was head of household on the census of 1880 Petosky, Emmet County, Michigan as Joseph S Coffman, 28 years old, birthplace of Pensylvania, occupation of Jewler. Enumerated with Joseph Sherbondy were Hugh Lewis Coffman, Fannie S Robertson and Margaret Robertson.2

Joseph Sherbondy Coffman was Jeweler in 1884 at North Side of Lake, 2 East of Howard, Petoskey, Emmet County, Michigan.4

Joseph Sherbondy Coffman was a partner Coffman Brothers (Drugs and Jewlry) in 1884 at Mackinaw City, Emmet County, Michigan.5

Joseph Sherbondy Coffman lived in 1884 at NE Corner Howard and Bay, Petoskey, Emmet County, Michigan.4

Joseph Sherbondy Coffman died on 3 November 1938.1

Joseph Sherbondy Coffman was buried at Fairmont Cemetery, Denver, Colorado.1

Children of Joseph Sherbondy Coffman and Fannie S Robertson


  1. Coffman Family Bible, Transcribed by Lucy K Higgins from original in the possesion of Hugh Coffman, Dec 2000, currently in the possesion of Joan E Flint, Seattle, WA.
  2. 1880 U. S. census, Emmet County, Michigan, population schedule, Village of Petosky, Enumeration District 59, p 334, dwelling 28, family 30, Coffman Joseph S; digital image, unknown repository).
  3. Lewis Coffman household, 1870 U.S. census, Montcalm County, Michigan, population schedule, TheTownship of Day, Stanton post office, page 2 (written) / 53 back (stamped), dwelling 17, family 17; Images Online: 1870 U.S. Census / Michigan / Montcalm / Day / Image 2 of 5, transcribed 11 May 2003.
  4. Directory of Big Rapids City, Mecosta County : Cadillac, Cedar Springs, Cheboygan, Fife Lake, Harbor Springs, Howard City, Kalkaska, Mackinac, Mackinaw, Petoskey, Reed City, Rockford, St. Ignace, and Traverse City : including also, Alanson, Alba, Ashton, Belmont, Boyne Falls, Crofton, Edgerton, Elmira, Kingsley, Leetsville, LeRoy, Lockwood, Luther, Mancelona, Manton, Maple Hill, Mansfield, Milton Junction, Pierson, Sand Lake, South Boardman, Tustin, Walton, and Westwood : embracing a complete alphabetical list of business firms and private citizens, city officers, churches and public schools, benevolent, literary and other associations, and a complete classified business directory of the above named places. (Detroit, Mich.: R.L. Polk & Co., 1884), pg 306; digital image, HeritageQuest Online ( : accessed 27 Jun 2003).
  5. Directory of Big Rapids City etc, pg 275.