Biography of William Metz
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Metz, William, was born in Nescopeck, Luzerne county, Pa., August 30, 1820, the oldest of three children born to John and Ann (Moore) Metz. The paternal grandparents were William and Margaret (Larkin) Metz, and came from New Jersey to Neseopeck, where they died. The maternal grandparents were William and Mary (Coates) Moore. William Moore was six years and nine months in the Revolutionary war. William Metz, jr., was reared by an uncle, and at the age of twenty engaged in farming. In 1847 he settled on a farm of 120 acres, and retired from active business in 1883. Mr. Metz was twice married, first in 1846 to Adeline Dunton, by whom he had one son, Clark D. They also reared an adopted daughter, Marcia Reynolds, now the wife of Warren Gleason, who works the farm. Mrs. Metz died December 20, 188 . Mr. Metz then married, January 19, 1883, Finetta Pettibone Saunders. She was born June 2, 1831, daughter of Jonathan and Mary T. (Parcels) Pettibone, of Hartsville, Steuben county. Her grandfather, Daniel Pettibone, was a silversmith and invented many useful things. Jonathan Pettibone was born July 31, 1796, and Mary, his wife, was born March 2, 1806. She died in 1832 and he in 1876. He was a fisherman when young but was afterwards engaged in farming. In 1846 Finetta Pettibone married Charles Saunders, a farmer of Alfred, who died in 1877. They had these children: Charles R., George W., William O., Prudence L., and Finetta, wife of Luther Skinner, of Troupsburg. Mr. Metz was a Prohibitionist and belonged to the M. E. church. Mrs. Metz is a Seven Day Baptist. William Metz died May 19, 1895.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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