Peter Metzger

Brief Life History of Peter

When Peter Metzger was born on 12 January 1794, in Hamilton Township, Monroe, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Casper Metzger Sr, was 42 and his mother, Juliana Elizabeth Best, was 36. He married Hanna Sober about 1823, in Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Stroud Township, Monroe, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1879, at the age of 85, and was buried in Stroudsburg, Monroe, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Metzger
1794–1879
Hanna Sober
1803–1878
Marriage: about 1823
Timotheus Metzger
1823–1904
Sally Ann Metzger
1824–
Barnett D Metzgar
1825–1894
Bernhart Metzger
1827–
Anna Maria Metzger
1829–
Ferdinand Metzgar
1832–1911
Isaac Manuel Metzger
1834–1921
Sabina Metzger
1836–
Joseph Metzger
1841–1900

Sources (9)

  • Peter Metzgar in household of Fudnan Metzgar, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Peter Metzger, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Peter Metzgar, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a butcher from Middle High German metziger, metzjer, German Metzger (probably deriving from Old French macecrier ‘butcher’).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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