Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Metzner Sole Bidder to Repair Green Township Bridge, Jay County, 1899

Portland Daily Commercial
Portland, Indiana
September 11, 1899, page 1.

The only bid received for the repair of a bridge in Green township was that of W.T. Metzner, and some little question arose because it was not accompanied by a bond, an attorney being called in for a decision.

This snippet of local news from the Portland Daily Commercial concerns Wesley T. Metzner, my paternal 2nd-great granduncle.  He was the son of John and Catharine (Young) Metzner.  His occupation in 1910 census in Portland listed him as a contractor, which would fit with this bid.  I did not see any follow up articles whether or not he posted a performance bond for the work.

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