Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Civil War Pension Index Card: William F. METZNER


Was finally able to get images to download from Footnote.com, perhaps my vent of frustration helped?  Nah.

This is the Civil War Pension Index card for William F. METZNER, my paternal 2nd-great granduncle.  This card was indexed at Footnote.com as William T. METZNER.  As you can see by the cursive script, sometimes "Fs" and "Ts" can appear similar.

The cool find for me on this card was that it gives his exact date of death and the location.  Although I probably had this fact somewhere, I only had the year in my Rootsmagic database.  Bryant, Indiana is in Jay County, where William and his wife Mary lived for a number of years.

I believe that I may have his Civil War pension in my files, will have to scan it and make sure I glean all the information that I can from it.  William was a private in Company E., 89th Regiment Indiana Infantry.

William was born January 6, 1844 in Licking County, Ohio, the son of John and Catherine (YOUNG) METZNER.  He was the brother of my ancestor, John Adam METZNER.  William married December 8, 1867 in Jay County, Indiana to Mary Ann HALEY, daughter of Sebastian and Lydia A. (RADER) HALEY.  They had eight children: John W., Irvin G., Amanda A., Pearl M., Barb M., Laura Belle, Lydia J., and Louetta Jane.  William's occupation was listed as farmer and furniture dealer in the census records.
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