The Lafayette METZNER family was enumerated in the 1900 census of Chicago, Cook Co., IL. Lafayette was my paternal 1st cousin 4 times removed, the son of William and Barbara (POWELL) METZNER.
Lafayette was living at 315 North Avenue in Chicago. He was listed as aged 38, born August 1861 in Indiana, with both parents born in Germany. His occupation was a stove mounter. Lafayette had been married for 13 years to Viola. Viola was aged 40 years, born September 1859 in Michigan, with both parents born in Pennsylvania. Viola's occupation was that of a medium.