METZ, GEORGE HENRY (1829 - 1916)

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Santa Cruz Sentinel (March 24, 1916)
George H. Metz
IOOF Cemetery in Santa Cruz

Old Veteran Aged 86 Dead

Geo. Henry Metz, a native of Germany and 86 years old died yesterday morning at the home of this daughter, Mrs. R. York on 17th Av. near Del Mar.

Death came peacefully and rather suddenly. Wednesday he was in good health, but yesterday morning on going to his room his daughter found him his bed, breathing heavily and soon he died.

Mr. Metz was a veteran of the Civil war, having defended his adopted country like a true patriot. He was a member of Wallace-Reynolds G.A.R.. The deceased had lived in California 27 years.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (March 26, 1916)

Funeral of an Old Soldier

The funeral of George H. Metz conducted by the Wallace-Reynolds Post was held yesterday from the undertaking parlors of C.C. Chase, was largely attended by members of the G.A.R., W.R.C., friends and relatives. The flora offerings were many and beautiful consisting of lilies, purple and white lilacs, ferns and large wreaths representing the tri colors of the national emblem. The hymns were rendered by Mrs. George Gridly, and Mrs. M.A. Jones. The pall bearers were Commander H.A. Wagner, Comrades J.F. Welley, F. Bibbins, R.E. McAdams, W.H. Peck and Frank Hills.

Date of Birth: 1829-08-31

Date of Death: 1916-23-03

County: Santa Cruz

Cemetery/City of Burial: Santa Cruz Memorial Park

Plot: E20

Mortuary: PCU

Cause of Death: Hrt/Related

Spouse: (Metz)_ Adeline

Occupation: Carpenter

Local Address: Seventh Ave

Last City: Santa Cruz

Native of: GE

Father Native of: Henry (GE)

Military Unit: MO_ 8 Inf_ Co K

Rank: Pvt

Military Notes: On SSS DB 04/04 (Not on HDS)

GAR#: WR32

Available records used to obtain information:
Cemetery records
Santa Cruz County death records
Military records
Santa Cruz and Monterey newspapers
Voter Records

CW Reference: SEN 1916/03/24

Creator: Nelson, Robert L.
Source: Old Soldier: the story of the Grand Army of the Republic in Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz, CA: The Museum of Art & History, c2004.
Date: Undated
Coverage: Santa Cruz (County)
Rights: Reproduced by permission of Robert L. Nelson.
Identifier: OS-0683

Citation

Nelson, Robert L. “METZ, GEORGE HENRY (1829 - 1916).” Old Soldier: the story of the Grand Army of the Republic in Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz, CA: The Museum of Art & History, c2004. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/133659. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.