Monday, December 01, 2014

Lost Money : Wesley T. Metzner (1889), Jay County, Indiana

Portland Commercial, Portland, Indiana
August 22, 1889, page 5
LOST - On Tuesday, Aug. 6th, between Westchester and Burt Lewis' by way of the township-line road, a buckskin pocket-book containing some money.  Finder will be liberally rewarded by returning to this office.  W.T. METZNER.

Wesley T. Metzner was a contractor and the brother of my paternal 2nd-great grandfather, John Adam Metzner.  I wonder if he ever recovered this money and exactly how much was lost.

In the 1900 census, Wesley was living in Wayne Township, Jay County, Indiana and owned his home free of any mortgage.  Westchester is an unincorporated community in nearby Bearcreek township that had its own post office from 1854 to 1904.  Several members of the Metzner family were living in and around this area through the years.

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