Monday, March 30, 2015

Military Monday : Jay Metzner, World War II Draft Registration, 1942

Working my way through the hints in the Ancestry database for World War II Draft Registrations, 1942 and located this registration in Delaware County, Indiana for Jay Emerson Metzner, my paternal first cousin three times removed.

"World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," digital image, ( : accessed 29 March 2015); citing Selective Service Registration Cards: World War II : Fourth Registration : Indiana, National Archives, Washington, D.C..

This draft registration adds to the information I've collected about Jay, who was the son of Wesley T. Metzner and Mary Emma Roser.  Jay's draft registration gives his exact date of birth as February 4, 1888 in Jay County, Indiana.  This is confirmed through Jay County, Indiana birth records.  Prior to this find, I did not know that Emerson was his middle name.

The person listed who would always know where he would be was listed as Janet Metzner, living at the same address at 311 Winthrop Road in Muncie.  Through other census research, I've found out that this was Jay's daughter.  His wife was alive in 1940, but two years later she was not listed.  Will need to find out what happened to her.  Jay's employer was listed as Ball Brothers in Muncie.

Physically, Jay was described as having a light complexion with brown hair and blue eyes.  He stood 5'11" and weighed 190 lbs.

Military Monday – We all have ancestors who have served in the military. Military Monday is a place to post their images, stories and records of their service in various branches of the military. Military Monday is an ongoing series by Cindy at Everything’s Relative – Researching Your Family History.

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