Friday, November 20, 2009

Marriage: John Adam Metzner to Clara Moulton

From my visit to the Jay County, Indiana clerk's office, I obtained this copy of the marriage license of my paternal 2nd-great grandparents, John Adam METZNER and Clara MOULTON.  Their marriage occurred November 13, 1864 in Jay County, although the return is not dated!

John Adam was born August 23, 1840 in Licking County, Ohio, the son of John and Catherine (YOUNG) METZNER.  Clara was born September 1843 in Licking County, Ohio, the daughter of Albert and Emeline (PHILBRICK) MOULTON.

John Adam was a Civil War soldier in Company G, 40th Ohio Infantry and later the 51st Ohio.  He must have been home on furlough when they were married.

John Adam died December 4, 1895 in Westchester, Jay County, Indiana and Clara died July 2, 1899 in Westchester, Jay County.  Both are buried in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

1 comment:

Nettie's Genbits said...

Many returns were done by the pastor/official who did the marriage. Lot of them in the early years were not returned. MN has a state law that demands pastor/person qualified to do marriages has to keep the final copy of the return. Otherwise is a penalty for not doing it. I have all of my dad's copies. Suggest finding the church if it fits the family info.