May 1, 2016
of Family Ancestry Book
A new book --
Murray F. Coleman and Kathleen J. Steil:
Family Ancestry -- is being released today -- the
anniversary of their wedding which occurred on May 1, 1943.
"This book is the
culmination of six years of extensive genealogy research,"
said Thomas F. Coleman, the book's author. "It pulls
together pieces of the ancestry puzzle that were previously
not available to members of my immediate and extended
families," he added.
The book shares with
readers the results of visits to libraries and cemeteries, and
many conversations and interviews of relatives, especially
older family members. The book makes available to this and future generations the stories of
the ancestors and relatives of Murray F. Coleman and Kathleen
Reading the book will bring
to life our German, Polish, Irish, and Scottish heritage.
The book contains many photos. Information is included
on our DNA and the locations of national origin. It also
contains information about our ancient paternal and maternal
DNA and the migration paths of our ancient ancestors.
To access the table of
contents to the 87-page book online, from which you can access
individual chapters click here. A printed and bound
color copy can be purchased. To order a copy, contact Thomas F. Coleman at
May 19, 2013
on our Polish ancestry
After doing additional
research on the ancestors of our grandmother, Catherine Julia
Lukaschewski, I decided to write an essay to explain that her
Polish ancestry was more limited than I originally believed.
To read the essay,
Polish Icing on a German Cake,
May 4, 2012
family history is updated with music
Two years ago, I created a
slide show about the ancestors of Murray Coleman and Kathleen
Steil. Today, I added music to the slide show. To
view the presentation,
April 20, 2012
websites are now available
The ancestors of Murray
Coleman and Kathleen Steil fall into four categories: paternal
ancestors of Murray (Coleman), maternal ancestors of Murray
(Paterson), paternal ancestors of Kay (Steil), and maternal
ancestors of Kay (Lukaschewski).
The Coleman ancestors had
their origins in Ireland. For more information about the
Coleman ancestors, visit:
The Paterson ancestors had
their origins in Scotland. For more information about
the Paterson ancestors, visit:
The Steil ancestors had
their origins in Germany. For more information about the
Steil ancestors, visit:
The Lukaschewski ancestors
had their origins in Poland. A special website for the
Lukaschewski family has not yet been created. However,
there are several areas of this website with information about
the Lukaschewski family:
April 18, 2012
family tree expands to 2179 members
Additional research has
discovered hundreds of previously unknown ancestors and
relatives of Murray Coleman and Kathleen Steil.
To access the list of names
and the list of surnames, as well as a chronology of events,
January 16, 2012
Ladensack family tree expands
H. Steil was the sister of my grandfather, Frank W. Steil.
She married John P. Ladensack and they had four children.
The Ladensacks and the Frys (a sub-branch of the Ladensack
family) attended the Steil family reunions held at the cottage
of Frank and his wife Catherine in Lake Orion, Michigan, in
With help from Barbara Fry, Beverly Fry,
Mary Ladensack, Kurt Ladensack, and Beth Messacar, I was able
to complete a family tree showing the descendents of Anna
Steil and John Ladensack. The newest addition to the
family, Andrew James Fry, will be born on January 18, 2012.
I also had a delightful
conversation with Barbara Fry who recalled visits to Bunny Run
for the Steil Family Reunion in the 1970s as well as a
wonderful visit she had with my mother, Kay Coleman, at her
home on Dell Court. This visit was just before Kay moved
to Independence Village.
To view a pdf file of the
descendant chart of Anna Steil and John Ladensack,
December 24, 2011
Christmas Eve marriage during the Civil War
Calvert Coleman and Sarah
married on December 24, 1863. Their first child was
born on September 25, 1864, so he may have been conceived
on their wedding night. Child number eight, Arthur Roy
born 20 years later.
Their decision to marry and
have children had major ramifications. Hundreds of
descendants would not have come into being were it not for
that Christmas Eve wedding.
December 18, 2011
newest member of the Steil family
Valentine Steil was born on August 10, 2011. He is named
after his great grandfather.
Grandparents Ken and Diane
Steil sent out a Christmas card this year with a photo of them
and little William.
Click here to
view the card.
December 6, 2011
Interview of Clarice and Bob Coleman
interviewed cousin Bob Coleman and his wife Clarice at their
home in Longmont, Colorado, on September 28, 2011.
The two of them, with
Clarice taking the lead, have worked for many years to
research and report on the history of Calvert Coleman and
Sarah Westfall, their ancestors, and their descendants.
Clarice published a
the Coleman-Westfall ancestry in 2003.
For more information on my
visit with Bob and Clarice, including access to an audio file
of the interview, click here.
November 22, 2011
Ruth Coleman and Jenny Coleman Freer
Coleman was the second child born to Arthur Roy Coleman and
Florence J. Curtis. When Florence died shortly after
giving birth to Ruth, Roy gave her up for adoption. Ruth
was adopted by Roy's sister Jenny Coleman and her husband
Edgar Freer. When I was visiting Clarice and Bob Coleman
in Colorado earlier this year, I scanned this photo of Ruth
Click here for a larger photo.
November 15, 2011
Descendants help with Steil-Walker family tree
and grandchildren of Bradley Walker and Marie Steil have
provided me with information on their descendants. As a
result, I have been able to create a Steil-Walker family tree.
for a pdf file showing members of this branch of the Steil
October 28, 2011
A Grave Marker for Calvert Coleman
to donations from some family members, and with the help of
Kathie Steigerwald at David C. Brown Funeral Home, our great
grandfather Calvert Coleman now has a grave marker.
Information supplied by
Clarice Coleman revealed that Calvert was buried in an
unmarked grave at Hillside Cemetery in Belleville, Michigan.
So I took up a collection to purchase a marker for Calvert and
several relatives made donations.
To view a larger image of
the grave marker for Calvert Malcolm Coleman,
October 27, 2011
our cousins in Colorado
Michael Vasquez and I were on vacation in Colorado in
September, we drove to Longmont where we visited with cousin
Bob Coleman and his wife Clarice. Clarice provided us
with a delicious lunch.
I interviewed Clarice and
Bob about the decades of research they did on the history of
the Coleman family. The book that Clarice published in
2003 is available on this website. (See the entry below
for June 2, 2011). The interview was recorded and an
audio file of it will be uploaded to this website in the near
To see the full photo of
Bob and Clarice Coleman, taken in their living room,
September 18, 2011
on Marie Steil Walker
making contact with descendents of one of my Grandpa Frank
Steil's sisters, I decided to write an essay about her.
Aunt Marie was one classy
To read the essay --
Remembering Aunt Marie --
September 12, 2011
on our immigrant ancestors
I recently had cause to
reflect on the role that my ancestors did and did not
play in the founding of our nation. Just as we are a
nation of immigrants, my family is a family of immigrants.
To read my essay, click
August 26, 2011
family grave markers are uncovered
I recently went to Woodlawn
Cemetery in Detroit to re-visit the plot owned by the Skerrett
family. Addie Coleman was the daughter of Calvert and
Sarah Coleman. She married William Skerrett. When
Addie's mother, Sarah, died in 1922, she was buried on the
Skerrett plot in Woodlawn. Eventually, Addie and William
and their son William Jr. were also buried there.
Addie's daughter, Ruth, who was stillborn was buried there
When I visited the plot in
April with my brother Larry, the only grave marker we could
find was on the grave of Ruth. On this visit, however,
and with the help of a diligent cemetery employee, we poked
around and dug up grass and dirt until we found markers for
William, Addie, Willam Jr. and Sarah.
A hawk appeared in the tree
branches above us prior to our search, perhaps as an omen that
we should be watchful and vigilant.
to see a photo of the hawk.
to see photos of
the grave markers.
August 25, 2011
from Steil cousin outlines family history
When I was visiting Ken
Steil in April, I received a memo written in 1994 that was
sent by a cousin-in-law to four of the Steil cousins.
Attached was information about many Steil ancestors and
Click here to view the memo.
July 25, 2011
cousin in UK reaches out to USA
I received an email
yesterday from Ian Steele. Ian and I both are
descendents of Edward Paterson (1750-1832) and Jane Paterson
(1765-1830). According to the
family tree he sent,
he and I are fifth cousins. Many thanks to Ian for
reaching out and making the connection.
July 24, 2011
on Grandma Finney
An essay about Margaret
Finney has been posted to the website. It was written by
Sara Basler in 1996 for a high school English class.
Margaret Finney was born as
Margaret Paterson. She became Margaret Coleman when she
married Arthur Roy Coleman. They had three children:
Jean, Betty, and Murray. After Roy died, Margaret
married Laban "Jack" Finney.
Betty married Casper Basler
and they had four children: Charles, John, Roger, and Connie.
Sara is the daughter of Charles Basler and his wife Jane.
The essay came to my
attention during the interview of Betty Basler during the
Family History Tour in April. It is being published here
with permission of the author.
To read the essay,
June 17, 2011
of the Family History Tour is in the mail
Some 37 people participated
in one or more events associated with the Family History Tour
that I did in April 2011. A seven-page summary of the
tour was mailed this week to all of those participants.
(To see the summary and all associated files,
A DVD was included in the
mailing. The DVD contains the complete version of this
website (more than 4,000 files). It also includes the
complete book published in 2003 by Clarice Coleman on Coleman
and Westfall family history.
June 2, 2011
available on Westfall-Coleman Family History
Clarice Coleman, wife of
cousin Bob Coleman, published a book on Coleman family
ancestry in 2003. The Westfall and Coleman Family
History is a masterpiece of genealogy research and
storytelling. Clarice has given me permission to put all
but the last two chapters of the book online. The full
book, including entries on living people, is available to
family members who ask me for it.
To view the index of
entries for the complete book,
To view or download the
The stories are fascinating
and give the reader a real idea of what life was like for our
ancestors. Many thanks to Clarice for her excellent work
and for giving permission for me to share the book with
May 17, 2011
Invitation to 2011 Coleman Family Reunion
The 6th Annual Coleman
Family Reunion will be held in Canton, Michigan, on August 20,
2011. Members of all branches of the Coleman Family
(Calvert Coleman and Sarah Westfall) are invited.
For more information about
this event, click here.
May 11, 2011
list passes 1900 mark
The documented list of
ancestors, descendents, and relatives of Murray Coleman and Kathleen Steil
now stands at 1,901 individuals in 587 families. These
include people with the following surnames in the main
branches of the family tree: Coleman, Steil, Paterson, Hope,
Basler, Lukaschewski, Stephan, and Westfall. To access
this updated file, click here.
March 5, 2011
of ancestor stories begins
In preparation for the
Family History Tour in April, I am creating a series of short
stories of biographical information on some of the ancestors
of Murray Coleman and Kathleen Steil.
Here is the first installment of stories.
March 1, 2011
descendent charts added to website
It is helpful for
descendents of an ancestor to see their place in the family
tree at a glance. Some descendent charts are so large
they cannot be printed out on one page. But they can be
viewed "at a glance" online.
I have created "at a
glance" pdf files for two sub-branches of the descendents of
Calvert Coleman and Sarah Westfall. One is for Samuel
Jay Coleman (1868 - 1933) -- the third oldest child of Calvert
and Sarah. The other is for Arthur Roy Coleman
(1884-1932) -- the youngest of the eight children of Calvert
The files will load on your
computer screen at about 14% of the original size. You
can make the file larger by choosing 50% or 75% or "actual
size" with the tool at the top of your screen.
To view the descendent
chart for Samuel Jay Coleman,
To view the descendent
chart for Arthur Roy Coleman,
February 27, 2011
members added to Basler family tree
shows that the paternal ancestors of Casper W. Basler have
their roots in Switzerland. Casper's paternal
grandfather, also Casper Basler, was born on March 15, 1826 in
the Roggwill area of Switzerland. He was born to Kasper
Basler and Verena Schweizer.
Although I have not yet
been able to identify Kasper's parents, I have documented many
Baslers in Switzerland, dating back to the late 1500s.
here for a pedigree chart for Charles Basler (b. 1942)
showing his paternal and maternal ancestors going back four
here for a descendent chart, showing the descendents of
Kasper Basler and Verena Schweizer. This chart shows
many cousins of whom the Baslers of Sanilac County may not
have been aware.
February 21, 2011
family tree keeps growing
had a nice conversation the other day with William Stacey, 91,
who lives in Chatham, Ontario. Bill is the oldest living
member of the Paterson family. Bill gave me some
additional names to put on the family tree, including little
Lillie McLean who was born in 2010.
Click here for the revised tree showing the descendents of
Edward Paterson (1750-1832) and Jane Paterson (1765-1830).
February 19, 2011
tree hits the 1300 mark
The addition of Christopher
Coleman (photo) to the family tree brings the number of our
relatives and ancestors up to 1,300 now. He was placed
on the Dodd Coleman sub-branch of the "Descendents of Calvert
Coleman and Sarah Westfall." (See
Chris is the son of Dodd
Coleman II (Duffy), the grandson of Dodd Coleman Sr. (Murray's
half-brother) and the great grandson of Arthur Roy Coleman and
Chris, 37, is single and
lives in Royal Oak. He recently received his nursing
degree and works as a paramedic.
February 16, 2011
History Tour" happening in April
I am organizing a "Family
History Tour" in Michigan and across the Canadian border in
Chatham, Ontario, in April 2011. The tour includes
interviews of older family members from various branches of
the family, including members who are in the late 80s and
early 90s. Various cemeteries will be visited too.
For more information about the tour, including an itinerary
schedule, click here.
January 21, 2011
Stephan branch of the Steil family tree expands
Thanks to Patricia Young, a
genealogy researcher whom I contacted through Ancestry.com, I
was able to obtain the names of more than 100 members of the
Stephan sub-branch of the Steil family tree. They are
descendents of Mary Anna Steil and William J. Stephan.
Mary Anna was the aunt of
Frank W. Steil (and sister of our great grandfather George P.
Steil). The Mary Anna and William Stephan family was
very close to Frank Steil and his siblings. I recall
seeing pictures of Kathleen Steil on a horse at the Stephan
farm in Traverse City when she was a girl. The families
were so close that the annual family reunion in Lake Orion in
the 1940s and 1950s was called the Steil-Stephan Family
As a result of this new
addition to the Steil family tree, there are now 1,255
individuals and 387 family units listed on this website as
descendents, ancestors, or relatives of Murray Coleman and
Kathleen Steil. They include members from the following
main branches of our extended family tree: Coleman, Paterson,
Hope, Lukaschewski, Steil, Stephan, and Basler.
Click here to see the expanded Steil family tree. On
that page you will find a link to a 17 page document that
lists descendents of William Stephan and Mary Anna Steil, as
well as a short biography of William Stephan and a short story
written by one of his sons.
January 17, 2011
Steil family tree keeps expanding
Thanks to contacts provided
by Joyce Bernier (a researcher on Ancestry.com) and with
detailed information provided by Renee Steil Sandoval, 33
people have been added to the Steil family tree.
The new people are
descendents (and their spouses) of Eric Walter Steil.
Eric is the son of Gerhardt Steil and grandson of Valentine
Steil. Valentine was the brother of our great
grandfather George P. Steil (and the uncle of our grandfather
Frank W. Steil).
Click here to view the expanded Steil family tree.
When you open it, the pdf file also has an internal link
(highlighted in blue) which takes you to a sub-branch (created
by Renee) of the descendents of Eric Walter Steil.
As of today, I have identified
1,142 people who are relatives (ancestors or descendents) of
Murray Coleman and Kathleen Steil. This includes the
following main branches of the family: Coleman, Paterson,
Steil, and Lukaschewski.
January 17, 2011
Lukaschewski family tree expands
Once Kay Coleman died in
2005, and her address book was misplaced, we were unable to
connect with the one member of the Lukaschewski family with
whom Kay had kept in contact -- her cousin Virginia Eschrich.
Virginia is the daughter of Helen Eschrich, formerly Helen
Lukaschewski. Helen was the sister of Catherine
Lukaschewski Steil and the daughter of Rudolph and Anna
Through additional research
on Ancestry.com and with outreach via Facebook, I was able to
connect with part of the Lukaschewski family.
Lukaschewski is a third cousin of the Coleman Nine. She
is a descendent of Albert August Lukaschewski. Albert
was the brother of our maternal great grandfather Rudolph
Lukaschewski (our Grandma Steil's father). Michelle
lives in Rochester Hills, Michigan. She was kind enough
to give me the names of more than a dozen other descendents of
Albert Lukaschewski, most of whom still live in Michigan.
Below is a link to the
revised Lukaschewski Family Tree (descendents of Frank
Lukaschewski and Louisa Kuhnke). Frank and Louisa were
born in Poland. Louisa immigrated to Detroit with her
son Rudolph in 1887.
Click here for the family tree.
In the coming weeks, I will
be creating a new section of the website devoted exclusively
to documents, photos, and historical records concerning the
Lukaschewski family (descendents of Frank and Louisa). I
will post a notice on this page when it is ready for viewing.
As of today, there are 1093 individuals and 332 family units
in the family history database on this website.
January 6, 2011
Arthur Roy Coleman
A page of notes about
Arthur Roy Coleman has been added to the website. The
data was compiled by Clarice Coleman, wife of cousin Robert
Coleman. Arthur Roy Coleman was the father of Murray
Frear Coleman. To access this data sheet,
January 2, 2011
of Grandma Kay
In honor of her birthday on
December 16, several grandchildren of Kathleen (Steil) Coleman
posted comments on Facebook about their memories of "Grandma
Kay." I created a pdf file with the photos of these
grandkids and their comments.
Here it is.
December 25, 2010
relatives listed in family tree
Earlier this year, when I
started research into the family history of Murray F. Coleman
and Kathleen J. Steil, I identified about 170 relatives
(ancestors and descendents). Further research increased
that number to 500, then 740. Now that I have spent many
more hours in the last month researching "hints" from
Ancestry.com, the number has gone up to 874. Pretty
I have created several
reports which focus on our relatives from a variety of
perspectives. Here are links to the reports which I have
1. Ancestors of Thomas F. Coleman (17 generations)
Descendents of Edward Paterson
(b. 1750 in Scotland)
3. Descendents of Thomas Hope (b. 1766 in Scotland)
Descendents of Patrick Coleman
(b. 1820 in Ireland)
5. Descendents of Carolus Steil (b. 1742 in Germany)
Descendents of Frank Lukaschewski
(b. 1843 in Poland)
7. Descendents of Casper Basler (b. 1830 in Switzerland)
I found many new historical
documents which will be organized and posted to the website in
coming weeks. When they are, a notice will be posted
here with a link to the document and a description of its
December 24, 2010
Christmas Eve wedding during the Civil War
Calvert Coleman and Sarah
Westfall married on December 24, 1863. Calvert and Sarah
were the parents of Arthur Roy Coleman and Roy's seven
siblings, the paternal grandparents of Murray Frear Coleman,
and the great grandparents of the nine children of Murray
Coleman and Kathleen Steil. To view the record
confirming the date of this marriage,
November 25, 2010
Anniversary of the birth of Catherine Steil
Catherine Steil was the
grandmother of the none children of Murray and Kay Coleman.
Her maiden name was Catherine Julia Lukaschewski. A
short biography of Catherine has been posted to the website
today In memory of her birthday on November 25, 1894. To
read the biography,
November 22, 2010
Documents added for Margaret Finney's ancestors
Margaret Finney's maiden
name was Margaret Paterson. Margaret was the mother of
Murray Coleman. Her parents were John Paterson and Fanny
Several documents are being
added to the website for Paterson ancestors and for Hope
ancestors. To help understand where these documents fit
into the ancestral family tree:
here to see the outline of ancestors of Margaret's mother,
here to see the outline of ancestors of Margaret's father,
To access the documents for
each of these ancestors (including the new ones being added
today), click on the name of the ancestor:
George Hope -- Margaret's maternal grandfather
Thomas Hope -- Margaret's maternal great grandfather
Margaret Hope -- Margaret's maternal great aunt
Agnes Kerr -- Margaret's maternal grandmother
Frances Reid -- Margaret's maternal great grandmother
Edward Paterson (1750-1832) Margaret's paternal 2nd great
Edward Paterson (1855-1909) Margaret's uncle
November 21, 2010
and family tree keep growing
Just four months ago, the
family tree (descendents and ancestors of Murray Coleman and
Kathleen Steil) had about 200 people listed. There are
now 737 people in the family tree. The oldest entry goes
back 17 generations to the year 1456.
For a detailed look at the
people listed in the family tree, click on the following
Thomas F. Coleman
Ancestors of Ken Steil
Calvert Coleman (1842-1919)
George Steil (1859-1939)
November 17, 2010
Documents added for the Ancestry of Casper W. Basler
documents have been added to the website pertaining to the
ancestry of Casper W. Basler. Casper was the husband of
Betty Lorraine Coleman. Casper and Betty were the
parents of Charles, John, Roger, and Connie. Betty was
the sister of Murray F. Coleman. Casper and Betty were
uncle and aunt to the nine children of Murray Coleman and
For a short description of
the ancestors of Casper W. Basler,
click here. For a
detailed outline of the Basler ancestry,
For a chart showing the descendents of Casper Basler and
November 13, 2010
Documents added for George and Katherine Steil
George Steil and Katherine
Ackles immigrated to Illinois from Germany. They married
in 1886. Katherine gave birth to their first child,
George Jr. in 1887. They later moved to Detroit where
there second child, Anna, was born in 1889.
Two documents have been
added to the website today. The first document is the
marriage certificate for George and Katherine. The second
birth certificate of George Jr. Although his name
was not entered on the certificate, the birth date matches the
date on other records.
Both of these records show
that George and Katherine lived in Pullman, Illinois.
founded in 1880 and was developed as a model community,
offering residences for employees of the Pullman Palace Car
Company. By the time George and Katherine were married,
Pullman was a thriving town of 9,000 residents.
September 6, 2010
family tree added to website
A family tree has been
added to the website for the Paterson family. It lists
the descendents of Edward and Jane Paterson. Although
the Paterson family originated in Scotland, some family
members immigrated to Canada in the late 1800s. To view
the Paterson family tree,
September 5, 2010
section for "comments" was added to the website
Periodically I receive
written comments about the website or about family history.
Some of these comments are being added to the website in a new
section called "comments." If you would like to submit a
comment for possible inclusion in this section,
click here. To view the messages which have been
added to the new "comments" section,
August 31, 2010
family history updated with 70 documents
After researching the
history of the Steil family for the last few months, I was
finally able to piece together an updated family tree. A
shorter version was included in the family history packet
handed out at the family reunion. This updated version
includes many more ancestors, including 11 great aunts and
uncles and some of their children. This updated Steil
family tree dates back to 1739 in Germany. To access
this new family tree in pdf format,
August 29, 2010
Researching family history at the Detroit Public Library
An essay has been added to
the website about the visit that Carolyn and I made to the
Detroit Public Library to do genealogy research about our
ancestors and relatives. The process we used and the
results we obtained are contained in the essay, along with a
link to the section of the website that contains documents we
found during our visit there. To read the essay,
August 26, 2010
Lukaschewski family tree added to website
I was recently able to
confirm that Rudolph Lukaschewski had a brother Albert who
also lived in Detroit. Based on this new information, a
family tree representing the descendents of Frank Lukaschewski
and Louisa Kuhnke has been added to the Coleman Family
Website. Frank and Louisa were the grandparents of
Catherine Steil. Catherine was the maternal grandmother
of the nine children of Kay and Murray Coleman. To view
the Lukaschewski family tree,
August 25, 2010
family crest for Coleman Family added to website
In reviewing boxes of
photos and documents belonging to Murray and Kathleen Coleman
a few weeks ago, a copy of a Coleman Family Crest was found.
The Irish crest for O'Colmain had been added to the website.
to view it.
August 12, 2010
from the two Coleman Family Reunions
Photos from the Coleman
Family Reunions have been added to the website. To view
the photos from the reunion weekend of the Roy Coleman
branch of the family,
here. To view photos from the reunion of the
Samuel Coleman branch,
August 7, 2010
on Calvert Coleman ancestry
In anticipation of the
Coleman Family Reunion to be held in Canton, Michigan on
august 8, I have prepared a booklet as a gift to our newly
discovered Coleman cousins. The 11-page document
contains biographical information about our paternal great
grandparents, Calvert Coleman and Sarah Westfall.
It also includes a family
tree showing the names and relationships of 260 of their
descendents. There is also a page explaining the meaning
of the surname "Coleman" and a page about Calvert's ancient
paternal ancestors known as "The Artisans." To see a copy or
to print or download the document,
July 26, 2010
A slide show of Coleman Family History was made at the family reunion on
Sunday, July 25. To view it,
click here and then click the forward button on the
control panel to move from slide to slide.
July 12, 2010
Family Reunion Invitation
An invitation to the
Coleman-Steil family reunion was added to the website today.
Reunion activities will occur over the weekend of Friday, July
23, through Sunday, July 25.
Click here to see the
Samuel Coleman Reunion Invitation
An invitation to the
reunion of the descendents of Samuel Coleman. Samuel was
one of eight children born to Calvert Coleman and Sarah
Westfall. The youngest of these children was Arthur
Roy Coleman, the father of Murray Coleman.
cousins get together once each year and have been doing this
for the past five years. The person who organizes the
reunion, Jean Coleman Sofios, has extended an invitation to
the children of Murray Coleman and their families. It
will be held on Sunday, August 8, 2010, starting at 1:00 p.m. at The
Summit, a recreational area operated by the City of Canton.
Click here to
see the invitation.
here for information about The Summit.