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Jay County Obituaries

 

clipping from Portland newspaper (1927)

HENRY METZGER DIES WEDNESDAY AT MUNCIE HOME

Apoplexy Proves Fatal to Former Resident of This County.

BORN IN GERMANY, OCTOBER 28, 1848

 

Henry Metzger, a former resident of Jay County, died Wednesday morning at 9:10 o'clock at the late home in Muncie. While in the business section of the city Friday he was stricken with apoplexy and fell on the street. He was later removed to his home, but never regained consciousness. 

The deceased was a son of Hermann and Annie (Dannenfelser) Metzger, and was born in Germany, October 28, 1848. He came to the United States when about fifteen years of age, and resided in Jay county for forty years, moving to Muncie about four years ago.  He was united in marriage to Margaret Kleahn at Mansfield, O., March 18, 1871, who survives him, with the following children: Geo. H. Metzger of Sturgis, Michigan; Henry J. Metzger of Muncie; Chas. Metzger of near Boundary, and Mrs. Roe Houck of Muncie.
There are seventeen living grandchildren and the same number of great-grandchildren. Three sons and two daughters are deceased. One brother, John Metzger, of Philadelphia, survives. 

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock from the Portland Evangelical church, in charge of the pastor, Rev. George H. Boyce. Interment will be made in Green Park cemetery

 


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