Shelby County

Lewis J. Metz



Lewis J. Metz

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 793

     who is a well known and highly respected citizen of Jackson township, a member of the township board of education and a general farmer, resides on his 160 acres of well developed land that lie three and one fourth miles northwest of Jackson Center, O. He was born one mile north of this farm, in Jackson township, March 28, 1878, and is a son of Jacob and Catherine (Gross) Metz.
     Jacob Metz was born in Germany and was brought to America by his parents when an infant. They located in Stark county, O., but later moved to Shelby county and settled in Jackson township. In early manhood Jacob Metz married Catherine Gross, then a resident of Jackson township, and they had twelve children born to them nine of whom are living. Mr. Metz has been a very successful business man and has given each of his children a farm and retains one of 39 acres just north of the farm of his son, Lewis J. Metz.
     Lewis J. Metz attended the public schools in Jackson township and afterward assisted his father on the home farm. He has been on his present place ever since he has carried on farming for himself. On December 13, 1905, he was married to Miss Cora Lee Ambos, who was born at Montra, in Jackson township, Shelby county. July 12, 1887, and is a daughter of Jacob and Charlotta (Allenbach) Ambos. Jacob Ambos was bom in Germany and was brought to the United States when eight years old. In Auglaize county, O., he was married to Charlotta Allenbach. To them were born eight children, seven of whom are yet living. The family home was at Montra for many years as he was a skilled carpenter and builder and many of the substantial barns all over the county are of his construction. He was a veteran of the Civil war and was a valued member of the G. A. R. Both he and wife belonged to the Lutheran church and were people held in the highest respect. Mr. Ambos lived to the age of sixty-nine years.
     Mr. Metz has a fine property, well drained and well improved and a general line of agriculture is successfully carried on, all of his land being under cultivation with the exception of forty acres still preserved in valuable timber. Two little daughters make up the family,Wilma Marie and Luetta Viola. Mr. and Mrs. Metz belong to the Lutheran church at Montra and have a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. In politics a democrat, Mr. Metz takes pleasure in the success of his party but has never accepted any public office for himself except in school matters and since February, 1911, he has been a member of the board of education of Jackson township.

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