Coons, Andrew Nelson
Coons, Andrew Nelson a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born March 20, 1825, of Lutheran parents. In early manhood he was converted, joined the Church, and served efficiently as a local preacher; in 1862 entered the Erie Conference; in 1865 became superannuated, removed to Illinois, worked a short time as an evangelist, and finally went to Oak Ridge, Missouri, where he died, May 31, 1866. Mr. Coons was a man of rare talent and culture, and possessed deep piety. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1866 page 123.