From the "History of Northeast Indiana, LaGrange, Steuben, Noble and DeKalb 
Counties", volume II, page 189

WILLIAM METZ.  For thirty consecutive years William Metz has planted and 
cultivated crops on his farm in Otsego Township of Steuben County, and he has 
properly earned and deserves all the generous prosperity he now enjoys.

Mr. Metz was born in Morrow County, Ohio, March 13, 1858, a son of 
Christopher and Eva Catherine(Gretchman) Metz.  His parents were both natives 
of Baden, Germany, and came with their family to America in 1854.  They had a 
long and tedious ocean journey of over 100 days, and one of their daughters 
was buried at sea.  About 1860 the Metz family came to Otsego Township, and 
Christopher Metz spent the rest of his days there.

William Metz was only an infant when brought to Steuben County and as a boy 
he attended the district schools of Otsego Township.  He left home in order 
to make his own way in the world and for about twelve years was a farm hand 
whose steadiness and industry commended him to all his employers.

On March 14, 1888, he married Lucetta Davis, and they at once began farming 
independently in section 14 of Otsego Township.  Mr. and Mrs. Metz own eighty 
acres of land, and the buildings have been placed under their ownership.  Mr 
Metz does general farming and stock raising, keeps good grades of all live 
stock and takes splendid care of it.  Fraternally he is affiliated with the 
Knights of Pythias.

Notes from the submitter:

     William and Lucetta Metz are my great great uncle and aunt.

     Lucetta Davis was the third child and youngest daughter of Daniel Hale 
and Elizabeth(Yates) Davis. 

Submitted by:  James L. Davis