John B. Metzler was born on 24 June 1829, in Tirol, Austria. He married Anna Mary Graeber on 14 May 1859, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Lagro Township, Wabash, Indiana, United States in 1870 and Rochester Township, Fulton, Indiana, United States in 1900. He died on 22 November 1907, in Rochester, Rochester Township, Fulton, Indiana, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Rochester, Rochester Township, Fulton, Indiana, United States.
German (mainly Middle Rhine): occupational name for a butcher, Middle High German metzeler, from Latin macellarius ‘dealer in meat’, from macellum ‘stall (at a market), meat market’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).
History: The earliest American bearers of the surname Metzler were the Mennonites in PA. Their progenitor was Valentine Metzler, from Switzerland, who came to Lancaster County in 1738 as a young boy with his father, Yost, and married Anna Nissley in 1749.