Person:Michael Koiner (1)

Michael Koiner
d.7 November 1796 Augusta County, Virginia
m. Bef. 1720
  1. Michael Koiner1720 - 1796
  2. George CoinerBef 1722 - Bef 1780
m. 21 Feb 1749
  1. George Adam Koiner1753 - 1820
  2. Conrad Koiner1755 - 1816
  3. George Michael Koiner1758 - 1840
  4. Elizabeth Koiner1760 - 1844
  5. Mary KoinerAbt 1762 -
  6. Casper Koiner1764 - 1856
  7. Catherine KoinerAbt 1766 -
  8. John Koiner1768 - 1852
  9. Martin Luther Koiner1771 - 1842
  10. Jacob Koiner1772 - 1826
  11. Christian Koiner1774 - 1857
  12. Phillip Koiner1777 - 1849
  13. Frederick KoinerAbt 1779 -
  14. Margaret 'Peggy' KoinerAbt 1784 -
Facts and Events
Name Michael Koiner
Alt Name Michael Coiner
Alt Name Michael Keinadt
Gender Male
Birth? 29 Jan 1720 Winterlingen, Württemberg, Germany
Marriage 21 Feb 1749 New Holland, Lancaster County, Pennsylvaniato Margaret Diller
Death? 7 November 1796 Augusta County, Virginia

Michael Coiner was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


Michael Koiner's land (Beverley Manor NE, # of acres not listed acquired from James Gillespie, Jr. and Elizabeth in 1787) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009. (Note: although the exact location of Michael Koiner's land within James Gillespie Sr's original patents cannot be determined from the records below, it is likely that it may have been adjacent or very near the land of this sons George and Casper, as shown on the map above).

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 37.--22d August, 1787. James Gillispie and Elizabeth to Michael Coynart, of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. (Note: location or number of acres not listed).
  • Page 234.--21st October, 1700. Archibald Boiling and Jane, of Campbell County, to Michael Coinert. (Note: location or number of acres not listed).

Listed after above record:

Page 236.--12th August, 1791. Privy examination of Jane to above, before John McAllister and Alexander Hunter, Justices of Campbell County.

Will of Michael Koiner (Coiner)

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 286.--15th July, 1796. Michael (mark) Coiner's will--To wife, Margaret, house to be built by son Christian. Division among sons, except Frederick (lunatick). To sons, George, Conrad, George Michael, Gasper, John, Martin, Jacob, Christian, Philip; to daughters, Elizabeth Paisley, Mary Edebaugh, Cathrine Slagle. Executors, sons George and Kasper. Teste: Robt. Porterfield, Benj. Kennerley, John Conner. Proved, 20th June. 1797 (having been heretofore proved by witnesses) recorded, to which Christian Balsley appeals. At a District Court 7th September, 1797. affirmed excent to codicil, which is rejected. And now County Court, 19th September, 1797, Gasper Coiner qualifies. George refuses.
  • Vol. 2 - EXECUTIONS. - SEPTEMBER, 1796 (H to T). - Balsley vs. Coiners, executors--Michael Coiner's will, 1796.
  • Page 296.--8th January, 1798. Michael Coyner's estate appraised.
  • Vol. 1 - JANUARY 17, 1797. - (98) Probate of Michael Coiner's will continued to next Court and witnesses to be summoned.
  • Vol. 1 - JUNE 20, 1797. - (169) Michael Coiner's will admitted to probate, but Christian Balsley appeals to District Court.

Transcript of Will:

Transcript of Will of Michael Keinadt aka Coiner
Last Will & Testament of Michael Coiner
Virginia, Augusta County
In the name of God amen.
I Michael Coiner being sick & weak in Body, but of sound & disposing mind, memory & understanding, do make publish & disclose this my last will & testament in the manner following: That is to say - after payment of all my just debts & funeral expenses I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Margaret a convenient, warm House to be built by my son Christian near the House I now live in (of which she is to have full possession until said House is built) and to have half the garden, with all the Household & Kitchen furniture, also negro woman Sall & one cow of her choice, to have & possess during her life and to be at her disposal, the House and garden excepted, which is to become the property of my said son Christian & provided that negro woman Sall is not be to sold out of my Family. My said son Christian is also to furnish her (my said wife) with twenty bushels of wheat, Ten bushels of Rye & five bushels of corn yearly so long as she liveth, also one hundred & fifty --- of good --- and to keep her in fire wood. I also give & bequeath unto my said wife Margaret one hundred & twenty pounds, to be paid into the hands of my executors, hereinafter named, the interest of which is to be applyed to her use at her discretion, and at her death the said one hundred & twenty pounds is to be equally divided amongst my sons, Frederick excepted.
Item. To my son George I give & bequeath the sum of forty pounds & one dollar. To my son Conrad I give & bequeath one dollar. To my son George Michael I give & bequeath the sum of one dollar. To my son Kasper I give & bequeath one dollar. To my son John I give & bequeath the tract of land on which he lives, and twenty-five pounds. To my son Martin I give one Dollar, and to my son Jacob I give & bequeath one dollar, To them and their Heirs forever.
Item. To my son Christian I give & bequeath the Tract of Land on which I live, together with my Laurel Run Tract, my black Horse and bay mare, three cows of his choice also six sheep and six hogs, my new wagon & hind gear with all the Farming utensils & smith Tools, except as here after particularly provided, to him and his Heirs forever. It is however provided by this my last will & Testament, that He, my said son Christian execute bonds to my executors for the sum of seven hundred pounds to be paid in fourteen years from the time of my death viz fifty pound yearly, and to be paid and applyed as herein after directed.
Item. To my son Philip I give & bequeath the sum of six hundred pounds to be paid out of the money on hand and to be made from the sale of Flour unsold, and the balance as it first becomes due from William & Samuel Wood as per their Bonds; also my bay & sorrel Horses, three Cows of his choice, To him & his Heirs forever, also one plow, Gear & Tackle of his choice, and also my old waggon.
Item. To my son Frederick, who is unfortunately Launatick, I give & bequeath the sum of Two hundred pounds, to be retained in the hands of my son Christian as per the first four bonds of his to be given to my Executors as aforesaid in consideration of which, He my said son Christian is to provide my said unfortunate son Frederick with every necessary of life so long as he lives To wit, comfortable & decent Lodging, food & raiment to be judged of by my Executors. And at the death of my son Frederick, The said sum of Two hundred pounds as above bequeath'd him is to be paid to my Executors to be equally divided amongst my sons aforesaid, To them & their Heirs forever.
Item. To my Daughter, Elizabeth Palsley I give & bequeath the sum of one hundred & ninety pounds.
Item - to my Daughter Mary Edebaugh I give & bequeath the sum of Eighty pounds; and to my Daughter Catherine Slagle I give & bequeath the sum of one hundred & sixty-four pounds, To them and their Heirs forever; and to be paid as they stand in rotation out of the money as it becomes due from William & Samuel Wood, and from my son Christian before named. It is however to be distinctly understood that after the money to be paid my son Philip as particularly express'd, my wife Margaret is to be first paid - and it is also to be understood that the residue of my property not herein particularly devised, and all monies to be collected and not particularly devis'd is to be equally divided amongst my aforesaid sons, To wit; George, Conrad, Geo. Michael, Kasper, John, Martin, Jacob, Christian & Philip To them and their Heirs forever. It is also to be understood that the forty pounds devis'd to my son George, first nam'd, is to be paid last of all money particularly bequeathed.
And lastly, I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my dearly beloved sons George and Kasper, before named, Executors of this my last will and Testament, hereby revoking all and every other will or wills before, by me made; Ratifying & confirming this and this only to be my last will & Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 16th day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & ninety-six.
Michael Coiner X (his mark)
Signed, sealed & acknowledged by the Testator, in the presence of us, who in the presence of each other subscribe our names as :witnesses -----
Rob't Porterfield
Benj'm Kennerly
John Conner
Note. The words --- & July were eras'd, & reintered before acknowledged.
It is also my will that the crop in the ground shall be divided between my sons Christian & Philip. To wit, Christian to have two-thirds & Philip one third.
Michael Coiner X (his mark)
Come before us this 16th of May 1796
Rob't Porterfield
Benj'm Kennerly
John Conner

Records of Michael Coiner in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 477.--11th January, 1772. Be it known to all persons to whom it may Concern, that whereas Simon Casedy hath taken a Liberty to spread some Slanderous Reports upon John Hall's Daughter concerning her Chasity and on Robert Wiley Concerning Stealing or taking of Bells Clendestantly, and, on being Convicted thereof, he doth hereby freely Acknowledge his fault that what he said was Positively false, malicious and without foundation, and that he is Heartily sorry for the same to which he hath subscribed this 11th of January, 1772.--Simon Casidy. Teste: John Poage, Moses Wall, Chas. Harris, and several others.
  • Page 478.--23d January, 1772. Michael Coiner's recantation of slanderous words as above. Teste: Henry Cresswell. (Listed after above-mentioned record)
  • Page 6.--15th June, 1790. John Conner and Rebeckah to Jacob Barager and Nicholas Bush, trustees for the Congregation of Spindle Meeting House on South River; corner John Conners, in a line of Michael Coyners.
  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bonds in Augusta County - 1801--April 22, James Kilkenny and Saml. Long, surety. James Kilkenny and Peggy Coiner (Comer), daughter of Michael Coiner, deceased. Sarah Kilkenny swears her son, James Kilkenny, is of age.

Information on Michael Coiner

Birth 29 Jan 1720 Winterlingen, Württemberg, Germany [1, 2] Gender Male Physical Description Michael was of medium size, well developed and well proportioned, straight and walked erect. [3] His voice was rather coarse. When irritated he had a hot temper. In his latter years he sometimes spent a week with his son Casper. His daughter-in-law said of him that he was as agreeable a visitor as one could wish.

Military Service United States Revolutionary War [4] Private in the Revolution, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania Militia

Michael's older sons were also Revolutionary War Veterans:

Casper Koiner/Keinadt - Private in the Pennsylvania Militia Conrad Koiner/Keinadt - Ensign in the Pennsylvania Navy George Adam Koiner/Keinadt - Private in the Pennsylvania Militia George Michael Koiner/Keinadt - Private in the Pennsylvania Militia

Personal Information All of Michael's children except for Conrad removed to Augusta County and were well provided for by him. His sons were given land, and his daughters were provided for in other ways. [5] Personal Information He made five trading voyages across the Atlantic after his first arrival in Pennsylvania. [6] On his last trip back to Germany, he pursuaded his sister, a fine singer, to join him in the New World. During the voyage they encountered a fierce storm and his sister was washed overboard and lost at sea. All the goods he had bought to sell in the New World were thrown overboard to save the vessel. He never again made another ocean voyage.

Personal Information Like many people coming to this country in the early days, especially those that were not of English descent, the surname of Michael's offspring went through many changes. German names seldom remained unchanged. They were anglicized, and the spelling was left to the whim of those who were recording names. They were usually spelled as they sounded to the person doing the recording. Therefore, not all of the branches of Michael's family used the same spelling.

Personal Information Removed to Augusta County, Virginia, in the Autumn of 1789. [5] On 25 sep 1790 he bought 200 acres of land from David Huffelpower. On 21 Oct 1790, there was conveyed to Michael "Coinert" from Archibald Bolling 303 acres of land on South River, for the price of £400. This is where he lived the last years of his life.

  1.   Michael Koiner Memorial Association (Staunton, Virginia). A Historical sketch of Michael Keinadt and Margaret Diller, his wife: the history and genealogy of their numerous posterity in the American states, up to the year 1893 : supplement, 1941, Koiner, Kyner, Coiner, Coyner. (Staunton, Virginia: Campfield Printing, 1941).