Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: Levi W. and Susanah (Coffman) Petry





My paternal 1st cousin 3 times removed, Levi W. PETRY and his wife Susanah (COFFMAN) PETRY, are buried in the Salamonia Cemetery, Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana.


Levi was born November 2, 1844 in Preble County, Ohio, the son of Charles and Susannah (WEHRLY) PETRY.


Susanah was born December 1846 in Ohio, the daughter of John and Margaret (WEIMER) COFFMAN.


Levi and Susanah were married on January 13, 1867.  They lived in Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana where Levi worked as a carpenter.  Much more research is needed to flesh out this family.



Levi died August 18, 1930 in Jay County, Indiana.  Susanah died August 26, 1928 in Jay County, Indiana.


Known children of Levi W. & Susanah (COFFMAN) PETRY are :
  • Mary Estella PETRY (1867-1900)
  • John Elmer PETRY (1869-1972)
  • Lula Belle PETRY (1870-1939); married Daniel CORLE
  • Jesse C. PETRY (1881-1958)
  • Blanche D. PETRY (1885-     )
  • Chauncey Orlo PETRY (1888-     )
  • Charles Francis PETRY
  • Daisey PETRY
  • Gracie Chestina PETRY
  • Harriett PETRY
  • Sarah Agnes PETRY
  • Susannah Getrude PETRY
Source: Salamonia Cemetery (Jay County, Indiana), Levi W. and Susannah Petry marker, photographed by Travis LeMaster, 26 March 2009
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