Catherine <I>Beiler</I> Coleman

Photo added by Susan Petersen

Catherine Beiler Coleman

  • Birth 8 Mar 1806 Maryland, USA
  • Death 1 Dec 1884 Greenwood, Cass County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Greenwood, Cass County, Nebraska, USA
  • Memorial ID 47670923

Born in Maryland, at an early age moved with her parents to Coshocton County, OH. The Beilers were of German blood and came to America in colonial times, settling in Maryland. Grandfather Beiler died a comparatively young man, and the lineage cannot be further traced.

About seven years before her death, Catherine was at daughter Amanda's house making cheese. In the night she suffered a stroke and spent the remainder of her days in a chair, unable to get about alone.
The Coleman house burned in October, 1880. Mrs. Coleman did not rebuild but bought a lot in Greenwood, in the block just north of the one in which the Methodist church now stands. She visited among her children while the house was being built. Then she and Jane lived there in the southeast corner of the block. Another daughter, Amanda, and family lived in the northeast corner, and Lucy lived in the northwest corner, Mamie and Mr. Kimberley with her.

Mrs. Coleman passed away in Greenwood December 1, 1884. The funeral sermon was preached by a former pastor and friend, Rev. Platte, who came over one hundred miles to officiate and fulfill a promise given years before. She had been an active member of the Christian church from 1832 to 1863. There being no organization of the denomination on Salt Creek, she united with the Congregational church, where she held membership until her death.

Family Members


Catherine, wife of Elic C. Coleman; died 9-1-1884, aged 78 yrs, 8 mo, 24 d's.

There is also a verse inscribed which is worn and undecipherable.





  • Maintained by: Rick Bushong
  • Originally Created by: Susan Petersen
  • Added: 6 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 47670923
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Catherine Beiler Coleman (8 Mar 1806–1 Dec 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47670923, citing Sheffer Pioneer Cemetery, Greenwood, Cass County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Rick Bushong (contributor 47326612) .