Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Marriage License & Return: Fred J. Axe to Manda Metzner, 1903


Source: Jay County, Indiana, Original Marriage License, "Fred J. Axe to Manda Metzner, 1903"; County Marriage Returns Collection; Jay County Historical Society, Portland, Indiana.

MARRIAGE LICENSE

STATE OF INDIANA, JAY COUNTY, ss:

To All Who Shall See These Presents, Greeting:

Know Ye, That any person empowered by law to solemnize Marriages is hereby authorized to join together as HUSBAND and WIFE:

Fred J. Axe and Manda Metzner

and for so doing, this shall be his sufficient authority.

In Testimony Whereof, I, Ed V. Fitzpatrick Clerk of the Jay Circuit Court, hereunto subscribe my name and affix the seal of said Court at Portland, Indiana, this 24th day of December 1903.

Ed V. Fitzpatrick, Clerk

STATE OF INDIANA, JAY COUNTY, ss:

This Certifies, That I joined in Marriage as Husband and Wife,

Fred J. Axe and Manda Metzner

on the 25th day of December 1903

Rev. John Metzner


Source: Jay County, Indiana, Original Marriage Return, "Fred J. Axe to Manda Metzner, 1903"; County Marriage Returns Collection; Jay County Historical Society, Portland, Indiana.

INDIANA STATE BOARD OF HEALTH

RETURN OF A MARRIAGE TO COUNTY CLERK

1. Full Name of GROOM Fred J. Axe
2. Place of Residence Westchester Ind.
3. Occupation Farmer
4. Age next Birthday 22 years. Color White Race Caucasian
5. Place of Birth Westchester Nationality American
6. Father's Name Wm. Axe
7. Mother's Maiden Name Samantha Grattis
8. Number of Groom's Marriage Axe First
9. Full Name of BRIDE Manda Metzner
10. Place of Residence Portland, Ind. Occupation Housekeeper
11. Age next Birthday 23 years. Color White Race Caucasian
12. Place of Birth Portland, Ind.  Nationality American
13. Father's Name Wm. F. Metzner
14. Mother's Maiden Name Mary A. Haley
15. Number of Brides Marriage One  First
16. Married at The bride's parents home near Portland Ind. in the County of Jay and State of Indiana, the Dec 25th day of Dec 1903.
17. Witnesses to Marriage Mr. & Mrs. Fred Martin Mr. & Mrs. W.F. Metzner

Marriage Solemnized by Rev. John W. Metzner
Wolcottville Ind.

Dated at Portland Ind., this 25th day of Dec.  1903.

This record of the marriage of Fred J. Axe to Amanda Metnzer was located at the Jay County Historical Society in Portland, Indiana.

Amanda Metzner was my paternal first cousin three times removed, the daughter of William F. Metzner and Mary Ann Haley.  The minister who performed this ceremony was the bride's older brother, John W. Metzner, a minister of the Evangelical Association.  Prior to finding this record, I did not know the name of Fred Axe's parents.

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