The John METZNER household was enumerated in Noble Twp., Jay Co., IN in the 1860 & 1870 census. John was my maternal 3rd-great grandfather. In both records, they were living in the jurisdiction of the Hector post office.
John was a 53 year old farmer, born in Saxony, in the 1860 census. His real estate was valued at $1500, and his personal estate was valued at $400. His wife, Catharine, was keeping house, aged 40 and born in France. Their children listed were William, aged 16; George, aged 13; Lewis, aged 11; Caroline H., aged 9; Catherine E., aged 6; Wesley T., aged 4; Samantha, aged 2; and Martha J., aged 6 months.
John was listed in 1870 as a 62 year old farmer, born in Saxony, with a real estate valued at $3000 and a personal estate valued at $600. Though foreign born, he was a U.S. citizen. His wife, Catharine, was listed as aged 50 years old, born in France. Catharine's mother, Salome, was also living with the family. The census taker listed her name as Solama - aged 77, born in France. The children of John & Catharine living with them in 1870 were : Catherine, aged 16; Wesley D., aged 14; Amanda, aged 12; and Mary, aged 8.
John METZNER b. October 2, 1805 Saxony, d. January 10, 1888 Jay Co., IN., m. November 4, 1839 Newark, Licking Co., OH to Catherine YOUNG, daughter of Nicholas and Salome (________) YOUNG. Catherine b. July 18, 1819 France, d. June 22, 1910 Jay Co., IN.
Children of John and Catherine (YOUNG) METZNER are as follows :
i. John Adam METZNER b. August 23, 1840 Licking Co., OH., d. December 4, 1895 Jay Co., IN., m. Clara MOULTON.
ii. Henry METZNER b. November 3, 1842 Licking Co., OH., d. 1842 Licking Co., OH.
iii. William F. METZNER b. January 6, 1844 Licking Co., OH., d. 1929, m. Mary Ann HALEY
iv. George W. METZNER b. July 6, 1847 Licking Co., OH., d. May 16, 1869, m. Elizabeth ________.
v. Louis Napoleon METZNER b. November 3, 1848 Licking Co., OH., d. July 3, 1900 Jay Co., IN., m. Henrietta WEAVER.
vi. Caroline H. METZNER b. March 1, 1852 Jay Co., IN, d. after 1880 census, m. James W. HUSTON.
vii. Catherine E. METZNER b. October 2, 1853 Jay Co., IN., d. 1943 Jay Co., IN., m. George W. STOLZ.
viii. Wesley T. METZNER b. November 9, 1855 Jay Co., IN., d. after 1930 census, m. Mary Emma ROSER.
ix. Samantha E. METZNER b. ca. 1856 Jay Co., IN., d. after 1880 census, m. James ORCUTT.
x. Martha J. METZNER b. December 26, 1859 Jay Co., IN., d. December 3, 1861 Jay Co., IN.
xi. Mary A. METZNER b. March 24, 1862 Jay Co., IN., d. after 1920 census, m. Harvey A. HUEY.