Obit: Metzger, Henry J. ( 1844 - 1901)
Surnames: METZGER LINDAU PUTNAM
----Source: DORCHESTER REPORTER (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 05/24/1901
Metzger, Henry J. (17 NOV 1844 - 19 MAY 1901)
Died, Henry John Metzger, at his home in this village Sunday evening at 8 o'clock of cancer of the stomach at the age of 56 years.
Mr. Metzger has been ailing ever since January but was not confined to his bed until last Friday.
The funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon Rev. Paul Keinath officiating. A very large concourse of friends escorted the remains to their last resting place in the Union Cemetery.
He leaves a wife, two sons and one daughter to mourn his loss, also a sister in New York and three brothers in Germany.
Henry John Metzger was born in Hessen Darmstadt, Germany, on the 17th day of Nov. 1844 and in 1870 emigrated to the United States. He lived a short time in New York City, and then moved to Sheboygan where, on Oct. 28, 1871 he was united in marriage to Miss Ernestine Lindau, also of Germany. They resided there about twelve years, and in 1883 moved to Dorchester where they have resided ever since. They had five children, three of whom as still living. They are Mrs. G. Putnam, Otto, and George Metzger. The other children died quite young.
Mr. Metzger was a blacksmith by trade, and when he first came here he was employed by the Van Dusen Lumber Co. in their blacksmith shop, but several years later he established a shop of his own which he has run most of the time since.
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