Louise Mettler

13 March 1861–28 March 1948 (Age 87)
Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States

The Life of Louise

When Louise Mettler was born on 13 March 1861, in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, her father, Daniel B Mettler, was 26 and her mother, Caroline Near, was 23. She married George Smith about 1887, in Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Brownstown Township, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Flat Rock, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died on 28 March 1948, in Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

George Smith
Louise Mettler
Marriage: about 1887
Hellen M S Smith
Alti Smith
Frankie R. Smith
Hildagard Mary Barbara Smith

Spouse and Children

    George Smith



about 1887
Michigan, United States


    Hellen M S Smith


    Alti Smith


    Frankie R. Smith


    Hildagard Mary Barbara Smith


Parents and Siblings

    Daniel B Mettler





World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 18

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Age 25

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 Eastern German: probably a patronymic from Metel, a pet form of the personal name Matthias ( see Matthew ).2 Swiss German: habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Switzerland called Mettlen.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Louise Metter in household of Daniel Metter, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Eloise Metler in household of Dan B Metler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Louise M Smith in household of Joseph Michniak, "United States Census, 1930"

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