Biography of C. G. Metsch
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





C. G. Metsch, secretary and treasurer of the Potters Mining & Milling Company, is one of the well known and successful business men of East Liverpool. He was born at Elmore, Ohio, Feb. 15, 1885, and is the son of Cassius and Margaret (Foutts) Metsch.

Cassius Metsch was born at Cannon's Mills, Columbiana County, the son of Christian and Elizabeth Metsch, natives of Germany and early settlers of this section. Christian Metsch was one of the pioneer millers of Columbiana County and owned two large mills at Elmore and Cannon's Mill, which were later operated by his sons. Mr. Metsch also erected a mill in East Liverpool on the present site of the Pennsylvania Railroad out bound freight station. Cassius Metsch died in 1887 and is buried in Riverview Cemetery. His wife was the daughter of Isaac Foutts, one of the organizers of the Agner & Foutts Pottery Company, East Liverpool. They were manufacturers of yellow ware and the plant was later sold to the Sebrings. Two Sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Cassius Metsch: C. G., the subject of this sketch; and Cassiu M., born in 1887. He is proprietor of the Metsch Refractories Company of Newell, W. Va.

C. G. Metsch was reared and educated in East Liverpool. He entered the employ of the Westinghouse Church Kerr Company and in 1907 became identified with the Potters Mining & Milling Company as a clerk. In 1920 he was elected secretary and treasurer.

On Oct. 3, 1912, Mr. Metsch was married to Miss Ethel Wallover of Smith's Ferry, Pa., the daughter of Robert A. and Mary (Dunn) Wallover, residents of Smith's Ferry, Pa.

Mr. Metsch is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he is secretary of the official board. He belongs to the Masonic Lodge, Kiwanis Club, and East Liverpool Country Club. He is a progressive, enterprising and substantial citizen.

From:
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926


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