Erich August Louis Metz

25 June 1897–6 September 1951 (Age 54)
Meiningen,, GERMANY

The Life of Erich August Louis

Erich August Louis Metz was born on 25 June 1897. He married Elisabeth Genteman on 9 December 1920, in Mainz, Rheinhessen, Hessen, Germany. He died on 6 September 1951, in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, at the age of 54.

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Erich August Louis Metz
1897–1951
Elisabeth Genteman
1898–1965
Marriage: 9 December 1920

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 December 1920
Mainz, Rheinhessen, Hessen, Germany

World Events (3)

1914

Age 17

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina provoking World War I.
1914 · Germany declares war on Russia

Age 17

On August 1, 1914, Germany declared war on Russia, sparking World War I. This would not be the last time Germany caused a world war. After the Allies defeated Germany, they signed the Treaty of Versailles.
1918

Age 21

Armistice ending World War I.

Name Meaning

1 German: from a short form of the female personal name Mechthild, composed of Germanic maht ‘might’, ‘strength’ + hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’.2 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Metz in Lorraine, which took its name from a Gaulish tribe, the Mediomatrici; in the name of the place this became abbreviated to Mettis, hence the modern name.3 German: from Mätz, a short form of the personal name Matthias ( see Matthew ).

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