Descendants of Johann Metzner
Generational chart contributed by William & Joan
Descendants of Jno (Johann) Metzner
Generation No. 1
1. JNO (JOHANN)1 METZNER was born Abt. 1820 in Bavaria, Germany, and died Abt. Jul 1871 in Galva, IL. He married
Children of JNO METZNER and CATHERINE are:
i. WILLIAM H.2 METZNER, b. Apr 09, 1843, New York; d. Nov 18, 1909.Generation No. 2
ii. JOHN D. METZNER, b. Abt. 1847; d. Aug 1928, Galva, IL; m. EMMA.
iii. CHARLES METZNER, b. Abt. 1848.
Notes for CHARLES METZNER:
* 1898 voters list shows address as 200 1st St, Galva, IL
* Worked in Galva as a mason - 1881 "Galva News" - C. Metzner building a new home on the ruins of old home
destroyed by fire
iv. MARY METZNER, b. Abt. 1849.
v. BARNEY METZNER, b. Abt. 1855.
vi. HANNAH METZNER, b. Abt. 1857.
vii. CATHERINE METZNER, b. Abt. Jan 1860.
2. WILLIAM H.2 METZNER (JNO (JOHANN)1) was born Apr 09, 1843 in New York, and died Nov 18, 1909. He married MARY
Notes for WILLIAM H. METZNER:
Died Suddenly, left wife and six children
According to "muster Report" his residence was Galva at time of enlistment, and place of birth is New York.
Typed version of 1860 census indicates place of birth to be New Jersey.
Hand written 1860 census could be either - most likely place of birth is New York.
More About WILLIAM H. METZNER:
Military Service: Feb 07, 1865, Co. I, 148th IL Inf - muster out 9/5/18651
Membership: Oddfellow Lodge
Membership: Modern Woodmen
Cause of Death: Stroke of Paralysis
Children of WILLIAM METZNER and MARY BASHAM are:
Generation No. 3
i. ROSE3 METZNER.
ii. MINNIE METZNER, b. 1868.
iii. LEOTA METZNER, b. 1875.
3. iv. FREDERICK JOHN METZNER, b. Jul 27, 1878, New Windsor, IL; d. May 06, 1970, Buried in Alexis
v. KATHERINE METZNER, b. 1882.
vi. OLLA METZNER, b. 1888.
3. FREDERICK JOHN3 METZNER (WILLIAM H.2, JNO (JOHANN)1) was born Jul 27, 1878 in New Windsor, IL, and died May
06, 1970 in Buried in Alexis Cemetary. He married MYRTLE MURPHY Jan 25, 1906 in U.B. Church, Cuba, IL, daughter of
JESSE MURPHY and MARY HARDWICK.
Notes for FREDERICK JOHN METZNER:
When Fred quit farming, they moved to Alexis where he was "night cop" for many years.
Children of FREDERICK METZNER and MYRTLE MURPHY are:Generation No. 4
4. i. CHARLES WILLIAM4 METZNER, b. Dec 05, 1906, Alexis, IL, 8:00 a.m.; d. Mar 29, 1977, Moline, IL.
ii. MARY KATHERYNE METZNER, b. Sep 22, 1909; m. LEE BROWN.
iii. WILLIAM R. METZNER, b. Sep 23, 1914; d. May 16, 1936.
Notes for WILLIAM R. METZNER:iv. REX METZNER, b. Aft. 1916.
Written by Mary (Metzner) Brown in William's memorial book:
Billie was born on the Pat Malonay place at 7:30 in the evening Sept 23, 1914, and grew to manhood
around Alexis, IL. He was a joy, to know him was to like him.
He was home for 30 days comming Nov. 10, leaving for Des Moines Dec 10 - was last time home.
Mother was with him a couple hours before death in hospital a Des Moines, Iowa. They called it house 25
there. His pal Curtis Peterson of Davenport who was in the same house came to funeral. Also Mr. Miller who
His lady friend was Pat Kniest, 1701 Nicholson PL., St. Louis, MO.
More About WILLIAM R. METZNER:
Military Service: Troop E, IL 14th Cav. (Pvt), Ft. Des Moines, IA #6855953 - Pens # MBAB-2XC989582
v. DONALD LEE METZNER, b. May 03, 1920.
vi. BABY METZNER, b. Stillborn.
4. CHARLES WILLIAM4 METZNER (FREDERICK JOHN3, WILLIAM H.2, JNO (JOHANN)1) was born Dec 05, 1906 in Alexis, IL,
8:00 a.m., and died Mar 29, 1977 in Moline, IL. He married EDITH MARIE COOK Aug 24, 1928, daughter of EDWARD COOK
and FANNIE MCCAW.
Notes for CHARLES WILLIAM METZNER:
Entered Alexis High School in September of 1921 from Mercer County School. Dropped out in January, 1925 before
first semester exams; received no credit for the school year.
More About CHARLES WILLIAM METZNER:
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Marriage Notes for CHARLES METZNER and EDITH COOK:
11/20/93 According to my mother: She and dad met at a park south of Viola on U.S. Rt. 67 at Pope Creek
(Bridger's Corner) - he was playing baseball. Dad lived on a farm near that park on the east side of 67. He
moved from there to a farm near her church (Sunshine, IL), and while he was in high school, he lived on a farm
about a mile north of Alexis.
She and Dad expected to live with Fred and Myrt on the farm, but Fred quit farming about 1930, and moved to
Children of CHARLES METZNER and EDITH COOK are:
i. DOROTHY PAULINE5 METZNER, b. Mar 16, 1929.
ii. JACQUALINE MAE METZNER, b. Oct 31, 1932.
iii. BETTY LOUISE METZNER
iv. WILLIAM CHARLES METZNER, b. Moline, IL.
v DONALD LEE4 METZNER (FREDERICK JOHN3, WILLIAM H.2, JNO (JOHANN)1) was born May 03, 1920. He married
Children of DONALD METZNER and HAZEL are:
i. DONALD LEE METZNER.
ii. STANLEY METZNER.
1. National Archives.