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Date: 12/1/2004 at 09:51:25

Biography reproduced from page 521 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

C. S. Coffin was born March 29, 1834, in Herkimer Co., N. Y. When six years of age, he went with his parents to St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., where his father was engaged in farming. When nineteen years old, he came west, in company with an elder brother, W. D. Coffin, to Boone Co., Ill. After he had lived there about three years, his father’s family came from St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., to Illinois. They then settled near Polo, Ogle Co. C. S. Coffin went to Denver, Col., in 1862, returning home to Polo, Ogle Co., Ill., after being absent about eighteen months. In 1865 he removed to Kossuth Co., Iowa, taking a homestead, one quarter on section 32, and one quarter on section 29, Portland township. He now owns eighty acres on the adjoining section, having 400 acres altogether. He makes stock raising a specialty. Mr. Coffin was married Nov. 30, 1864, to Aurilla E. Woodard, of Ogle Co., Ill. They have seven children—Artie M., Clara M., George H., Agnes L., Della S., Clark S. and Zella L. Mr. Coffin is a republican, and was school director in district No. 5, Portland township, for a number of years.


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