Sunday, January 17, 2010

John Adam Metzner (1840-1895)

John Adam METZNER (1840-1895) was my paternal 2nd-great grandfather.  The METZNER line has its origins in Saxony.  He went by his middle name of Adam in many records.


The following facts about Adam's life are known:
  • Birth: He was born August 23, 1840 in Licking County, Ohio, the son of John and Catherine (YOUNG) METZNER.
  • Military: He served in Company G, 40th Ohio Infantry during the Civil War, later veteranized as the 51st Ohio Infantry.
  • Marriage: He married Clara MOULTON on November 13, 1864 in Jay County, Indiana.
  • Census: 1880 - He appears as head of household in Wayne Township, Jay County, Indiana
  • Biography: 1887 - He is mentioned in the "Biographical and Historical Record of Jay County, Indiana" by Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago
  • Death: He died December 4, 1895 in Westchester, Jay County, Indiana.
  • Burial: He is buried at the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana
  • Obituary: His obituary appeared in the December 5, 1895 edition of the Portland Daily Commercial
The following facts need further research and/or documentation to complete my research:

  • Census: Need to locate him in the 1850 census, should be in the John METZNER household in Jay County, Indiana.
  • Census: Need to locate him in the 1860 census, should be in the John METZNER household in Jay County, Indiana.
  • Census: Need to locate him in the 1870 census, should be head of household in Wayne or Noble Townships, Jay County, Indiana.
  • Death: Need to obtain a copy of his death certificate from the Jay County, Indiana Health Department.
Ancestry of John Adam METZNER (1840-1895), Ahnentafel # 22 in my ancestry:


Ahnentafel # 44: John METZNER (1805-1888); Saxony>Jay Co, IN

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