Nielsen Hayden genealogy

Johann Wilhelm Metzger

Johann Wilhelm Metzger

Male 1766 - 1823  (56 years)

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Johann Wilhelm Metzger 
    Born 15 Oct 1766  of Manchester, York, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 May 1823  [4, 5
    Buried Quickels Lutheran Church Cemetery, Zions View, York, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I31279  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of ASF
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2020 

    Father John George Metzger,   b. Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 29 Jul 1810 and 1 Apr 1811 
    Mother Maria Catherine 
    Family ID F18566  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eva Baker,   b. 23 Jun 1772,   d. 1 Oct 1822  (Age 50 years) 
    Children 
    +1. William Metzger,   b. 17 Jul 1809, Manchester, York, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1868, Myersville, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F18565  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Headstone of Johann William Metzger
    Headstone of Johann William Metzger

  • Notes 
    • "J. William Metzger, [...] spent his life in farming. He owned a valuable farm near Manchester, York County, Pa., and also a large distillery in Manchester, and was very successful in business both as a farmer and as a distiller. [...] Mr. Metzger and his wife were members of the Lutheran Church." [History of Frederick County, Maryland, citation details below]

      It is notable that although the History of Frederick County, Maryland calls him "J. William Metzger", his gravestone calls him Johann Wilhelm Metzger, and the entire (lengthy) inscription is in German. Few modern Americans understand how extensively German-speaking this country was from the mid-18th century to the early 20th.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5039] History of Frederick County, Maryland by T. J. C. Williams and Folger McKinsey. Volume 2. Hagerstown, Maryland: L. R. Titsworth, 1910., place only.

    2. [S5044] Find a Grave page for Johann Wilhelm Metzger., year only.

    3. [S5077] The Derr Family 1750-1986, with Allied Families of Baker, Flook, Hoover, Koogle, Long, Metzger, Smith, Templing, Toms, Yaste, and Youtsey by Roy H. Wampler. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1987., date and county only.

    4. [S5044] Find a Grave page for Johann Wilhelm Metzger.

    5. [S5077] The Derr Family 1750-1986, with Allied Families of Baker, Flook, Hoover, Koogle, Long, Metzger, Smith, Templing, Toms, Yaste, and Youtsey by Roy H. Wampler. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1987.