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Berthold Metzger
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Birth: Jun. 22, 1862
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: Jul. 26, 1938
Stevens Point
Portage County
Wisconsin, USA

Berthold Metzger,
Pioneer Resident
of City, Dies

Berthold Metzger, 76, who came
to Grand Rapids from Germany 52
years ago and for 20 years operated
a wagon and blacksmith shop on
Baker street, died at 2 a. m. today
at River Pines sanatorium, Stevens
Point, where he was taken early in
June, after being in ill health for
the past year.
Funeral services will be held
Thursday at 2 p. m. at the First
Moravian church of which he was
one of the early active members.
The Rev. George Westphal will con-
duct the service and interment will
be made in Forest Hill cemetery.
Born in Donauschlingen, Germany,
on June 22, 1862, the son of Mr. and
Mrs. William Metzger, he came to
the United States in 1880, and on
November 26, 1886, married Miss
Mina Scharf at Appleton. Five chil-
dren were born to this union, the
wife and three children preceding
the father in death. One son, Her-
man of Spencer, one daughter, Mrs.
John Peters, this city, and four
grandchildren survive.
After being in the blacksmith
business for 20 years, Mr. Metzger
went to work for the McKinnon
Manufacturing company, when it
was first organized, and remained in
their service until 1913, when he was
appointed city sealer, which position
he held until he retired in 1932. He
was also a charter member of the
Grand Rapids fire department, and
remained a member until it was
changed over to the present sys-
--Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin; Tuesday, July 26, 1938 
Family links: 
  Minnie Scharf Metzger (1860 - 1935)
Note: Donaueschingen
Forest Hill Cemetery
Wisconsin Rapids
Wood County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: Block 135
Created by: Keith
Record added: Dec 03, 2012
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Berthold Metzger
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