|Portland, Indiana Commercial|
December 22, 1887, page 1
Mr. John Metzner, who lives northeast from this place is seriously sick.
This newspaper notice from 1887 captures the mention of my paternal 2nd-great grandfather, John Metzner (1805-1888), being on the sick list at the end of 1887. Unfortunately, he didn't survive too long into 1888, passing away on January 10th in Jay County, Indiana.
John was a farmer in Noble Township and a native of Saxony. He emigrated to Licking County, Ohio where he married Catharine Young in 1839. By the time of the 1850 census, he was living in Noble Township, Jay County, Indiana.