Saturday, December 05, 2009

Obituary: John Adam Metzner (1840-1895)

Source: The Daily Commercial, Portland, Indiana, December 5, 1895, page 1.


A Well Known Farmer

Finally Succumbs to Disease - Has Long Been a Resident and was a Soldier

At 7 o'clock last evening, the news of the death of Adam Metzner, at his home in the north-east corner of Wayne township, reached this city.  Mr. Metzner has been ill for some time, and for the last day or two his death was almost momentarily expected.

Undertaker J.L. Baird was at once summoned to take charge of the remains, but no date for the interment has been fixed.

Mr. Metzner was born in Licking county, Ohio, in 1840, and is of German descent, his father being born in that country; his mother was a native of France.  He came to Jay county in 1850.

He was a gallant soldier during the rebellion, enlisting in August 1861 in company G, Fortieth Ohio Infantry, and serving until the close of the war.  He veteranized in 1863, at which time his regiment was consolidated with the Fifty-first Ohio, his command being attached to the Army of the Cumberland.  With his regiment he fought on many a bloody battlefield, including Stone River, Chickamauga and the battles of the Atlanta campaign.  He was severely wounded in the right arm at Burnt Hickory, just before the close of the Atlanta campaign.  He returned to his regiment at Nashville, Tenn., from there went to Texas, and was mustered out at Victoria, November, 1865.

Mr. Metzner has resided on his present farm since returning from the war.

He has always been classed among the best citizens of the county, and his record both as a soldier and citizen is an honorable one.

Comment: John Adam METZNER was my paternal 2nd-great grandfather.

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