Saturday, July 10, 2010

Civil War Pension Index Card: John A. METZNER

This is the image of the Civil War Pension Index card for my paternal 2nd-great grandfather, John Adam METZNER.  He was the older brother of William F. METZNER whose card was featured previously.

This card states that my ancestor was a corporal in Company K, 51st Ohio Infantry.  It also indicated that he served previously in Company G, 40th Ohio Infantry.  

While this card didn't indicate any new facts in terms of service, it is helpful to have the certificate numbers for the invalid pension and the widow's pension.

John was wounded at Altoona, Georgia on May 30, 1864 by a shell fragment in his right arm at the elbow joint, which destroyed the use of the right arm.

John Adam METZNER was born August 23, 1840 in Licking County, Ohio, the son of John and Catherine (YOUNG) METZNER.  He married November 13, 1864 in Jay County, Indiana to Clara MOULTON, daughter of Albert and Emeline (PHILBRICK) MOULTON.  They had 4 children: Willis A.L; Cora Belle; Wesley F.; and Lewis.  After the war, he was a farmer in Wayne Township, Jay County, Indiana. 

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