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Mary Catherine (Shirts) Coon (1850 - 1923)

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Mary Catherine Coon formerly Shirts
Born in Germantown, Columbia County, NYmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Methodist Church, Elizaville, Dutchess County, NYmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, NYmap
Profile last modified | Created 27 Jan 2011
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Parents' Marriage

Husband: Joseph Shirtz
Wife: Lena Reiffenberg
  1. Child: Mary Catherine Shirts
  2. Child: Andrew Peter Shirtz
  3. Child: Anna E. H. Shirtz
Date: 30 DEC 1848
Place: Christ Ev. Lutheran Church, Germantown, Columbia County, NY[1]


Name: Mary Catherine /Shirts/
Name: Mary Catherine /Coon/


Date: 06 NOV 1850
Place: Germantown, Columbia County, NY[2][3]


Date: 05 SEP 1851
Place: Christ Ev. Lutheran Church, Germantown, Columbia County, NY


Husband: Jacob William Coon
Wife: Mary Catherine Shirts
  1. Child: Harry William Coon
  2. Child: Ruth Naiomi Coon
  3. Child: Ruben Andrew Coon
  4. Child: Wilbur Coon
  5. Child: Helen Elizabeth Coon
  6. Child: Jonas Gilbert Coons
  7. Child: Marion Coon
Date: 22 NOV 1870
Place: Methodist Church, Elizaville, Dutchess County, NY
Note: both of Clermont. The source noted is an unpublished list of records from subject church, cited in a letter from Kinship (Arthur M. Kelly) to Doris Wheeler, 9 Aug 1997. This record further shows Jacob to be a farmer.[4]


Date: 10 APR 1923
Place: Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, NY[5]


Date: AFT 10 APR 1923
Place: Red Church Cemetery, Columbia County, NY


Note: It is said that Mary Catherine was responsible for changing the spelling of the name from Coon to Coons because "she didn't want people to think she hung from a tree."[6]


  1. Source: #S303: Page: Pub. Code 025, p. 2249
  2. Source: #S295
  3. Source: #S312: Page: 1870, with parents and Andrew in Clermont; page 22, dwelling No. 136,Family No. 141.
  4. Source: #S303: Page: Elizaville Methodist Church, # 30
  5. Source: #S287: Page: The Sunday Courier, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., NY April 15, 1923, p.27. See Poughkeepsie Journal Obituary Index, Adriance Library.
  6. Source: #S308
  • Title: Doris's Genealogy (Detail, photos, sources) [1]
  • Source S287: Title: Obituary: Abbreviation: Obituary
  • Source S295: Title: Baptismal record: Abbreviation: Baptismal record
  • Source S303: Title: Kinship publications: Abbreviation: Kelly (Kinship): Author: Kelly, Arthur M.: Publication: Kinship, Rhinebeck, NY
  • Source S308: Title: Family records: Abbreviation: Family records
  • Source S312: Title: Census: Abbreviation: Census


  • This person was created through the import of MASTER2011WIKITREE.GED on 27 January 2011. The following data was included in the gedcom. You may wish to edit it for readability.

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