Captain John J. Metzgar

Source: History of Northern Wisconsin: Containing an Account of Its Settlement, Growth, Development, and Resources, an Extensive Sketch of Its Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages, Their Improvements, Industries, Manufactories, Biographical Sketches, Portraits of Prominent Men and Early Settlers, Views of County Seats, Etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881. p. 75

CAPTAIN JOHN J. METZGAR, farmer, Sec. 5, P.O. Butternut, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 20, 1828. Until 1837 he remained there, and his parents moved to Mercer County where they settled on a farm. In 1839 they moved to Licking Co., Ohio, which place was his home till 1854, when he went to Fond du Lac, Wis. He moved to Waupaca County and built the first frame house in Manawa. In 1861 he enlisted in the 76th Ohio V.I., Co. R. He began as a quartermaster sergeant; was promoted to second lieutenant Sept. 30, 1862; to first, March 12, 1864; to captain, Feb. 18, 1865, and served on the Staff of General C. Wood. He was mustered out in 1865, and entered mercantile life at Newark, Ohio. In 1870 he received the appointment of Assistant Assessor of Internal Revenue, for the Thirteenth Congressional District. In 1880, he came to Price County, and took a homestead in Fifield of 113 acres, in Town 40, Range 2, west, where he lives. In 1855 he married Miss C. E. Prichard, of Granville, Ohio. They have six children—Anna, John, Caroline, Mary, Frances, and Catherine.





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