Person:John Metzler (4)

John Peter Metzler
  1. George Metzler1780 -
  2. John Peter Metzler1787 - 1874
m. 13 Sep 1810
  1. Ann Metzler1811 - 1830
  2. Martha Metzler1812 - 1898
  3. John Peter Metzler1815 - 1899
  4. Catherine Metzler1817 - 1899
  5. Margaret Metzler1820 - 1820
  6. Rachel Metzler1822 - 1903
  7. Mary Jane Metzler1832 - 1883
Facts and Events
Name John Peter Metzler
Gender Male
Birth? 21 Jun 1787 E. Huntington Twp., Westmoreland, Pennsylvania
Christening? 19 Apr 1792 E. Huntington Twp., Westmoreland, Pennsylvania
Marriage 13 Sep 1810 Pennsylvaniato Elizabeth Harcom
Death? 18 Feb 1874 Swedona, Mercer, Illinois
Burial? Richland Grove Twp., Mercer, Illinois

BIRTH: Calculated birth date is 21 Jun 1777, as per cemetery data furnished by email on 4 Feb 2002 from Judi Pegg which shows age at death of 86 yr. 7 m. 27 ds and as listed in the Richland Grove Twp. cemetery index by Eulalia H. Garrett of New Windsor, IL. This age info may be in error, since we also have a Christening date in proximity to the listed birth date.

CHRISTENING: Baptism record shows name as John Peter Metzler, though other records show Peter John.

BIOGRAPHY: Information for John Peter Metzler, wife & children, including correct name [except Rachael's birth & death dates] from communications from Susanne Burt Danubio, RIN-84. He moved to Illinois in 1839. Listed as Peter Metzler in 1850 Fed. Census for Twp. 15N R1W, Mercer Co., IL, enumerated on 4 Nov 1850, age 63, b. PA, Farmer, with wife Elizabeth. Note: Also confirmed by email rec'd in Aug 2005 from Donna Lee (McDowell) Metzler of Orion, IL. According to info received in August 2005 from Donna Lee (McDowell) Metzler of Orion, IL, John and Elizabeth Metzler migrated from Coshocton Co., Ohio, where he served in the War of 1812.

BURIAL: Swedona Cem., also known as Swedona Western Cem., 1 mile W. of Swedona.