The Louis N. METZNER household was enumerated in the 1870 & 1900 census of Jay Co., IN. Louis was the son of John and Catherine (YOUNG) METZNER.
In the 1870 census, Louis was a 21 year old student, living in Wayne Twp., with a College Corner post office. He was born in Ohio and both parents were listed as foreign born. He had a James H. GRAVES, aged 20, also attending school, living with him. I believe that this census record is recording Louis away at college.
In the 1900 census, Louis was listed as a 51 year old farmer, born November 1848 in Ohio, both parents born in Germany. Louis owned his home and it was mortgaged. His wife, Henrietta, was listed as Hariet, aged 46, born January 1854 in Indiana. Her father was born in Pennsylvania, and her mother was born in Ohio. She was the mother of 5 children, only one of whom was still living : Arthur A. , aged 21, born August 1879, a single farmer.
Shortly after the 1900 census record of June 25th, Louis died - his death occurred on July 3rd.
Louis Napoleon METZNER b. November 3, 1848 Licking Co., OH., d. July 3, 1900 Jay Co., IN., m. July 2, 1871 Jay Co., IN to Henrietta WEAVER, daughter of Jeremiah WEAVER. Henrietta b. January 1854 Indiana, d. after 1900 census.
Known children of Louis N. and Henrietta (WEAVER) METZNER :
i. John Preston METZNER b. February 15, 1872 Jay Co., IN., d. April 7, 1900 Jay Co., IN
ii. Arthur Augustus METZNER b. March 6, 1879 Jay Co., IN., m. Laura D. REID
iii. [female] METZNER b. December 30, 1882 Jay Co., IN., d. before 1900 census
iv. [male] METZNER b. August 15, 1888 Jay Co., IN., d. before 1900 census
v. [unknown] METZNER, d. before 1900 census