Coiner, Erasmus T
Coiner, Erasmus T.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Ross County, Ohio, February 2, 1832. He removed, at the age of sixteen, with his parents to Des Moines County, Iowa.; experienced religion in 1852; entered Mount Pleasant Collegiate Institute the same year; graduated at Iowa Wesleyan University in 1857; received license to exhort the same year, and entered the Iowa Conference. In 1861 he enlisted in the Fourth Iowa Cavalry, and was made first lieutenant of company D, in which capacity he proved himself a good soldier and officer, as well as an exemplary Christian. He died at Jacksonport, Arkansas, June 28, 1863. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1863, page 156.