Descendants of Daniel W. Metz
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Generation No. 1
1. DANIEL W.2 METZ (ABRAM1) was born August 08, 1834 in Pennsylvania, and
died July 30, 1923 in Carroll County. He married REBECCA JANE BRANTHAVER,
daughter of GEORGE BRANTHAVER and SUSANNAH LEAP. She was born Abt. 1842 in
Pennsylvania, and died March 25, 1932 in Carroll County.
Notes for DANIEL W. METZ:
1850 Census it states that he is a "TWIN"
1860 Census found him in Westfield, Township, Bureau Co., Ill as a farm
hand, with a family (Benjamin Davis) that all had been born in Penn.
Came to Carroll County 1862
Per 1870 Census Mount Carroll Township, Carroll Co., Il - Farm worth $2,000
and personal property $2,000 - Had a seamstress living with from Pa. Susen
Notes for REBECCA JANE BRANTHAVER:
1880 Census - she can't read or write
1900 Census states she had 11 children only 7 alive in 1900.
Children of DANIEL METZ and REBECCA BRANTHAVER are:
2. i. EMMA3 METZ, b. January 06, 1864, Center Hill, Il; d. 1957.
ii. ADELLA METZ, b. Abt. 1867.
iii. WESLEY METZ, b. Abt. 1869.
iv. WEBSTER METZ, b. 1872.
v. HARVEY METZ, b. 1874.
vi. CHARLES J. METZ, b. 1879.
3. vii. HOWARD R. METZ.
Generation No. 2
2. EMMA3 METZ (DANIEL W.2, ABRAM1) was born January 06, 1864 in Center
Hill, Il, and died 1957. She married WILLIAM D. GRAVES March 16, 1893 in
Her parent's home, son of WILLIAM GRAVES and AMELIA LISTER. He was born
January 17, 1866 in Near Center Hill,Illinois, and died June 05, 1928 in
Washington Township, Il.
Notes for EMMA METZ:
She operated a dress making shop in Savanna and was a very fine seamstress
Notes for WILLIAM D. GRAVES:
After marriage first settled in Preston, Iowa where he was associated with a
1880 Census Mt Carroll, Carroll, Il - he lives four houses away from Emma
1900 Census Mt Carroll, Carroll, Il - Two houses from his mother
1910 Mount Carroll Twnsp
1911 moved to farm purchased from Howard Fish. the house had been built by
JW Miller. It had three gables and a lot of "gingerbread" work which was
painted pink and yellow - the house was white. THis farm had a running
spring and they built a spring house. I remember as a small child, about
three, being scared seeing a large black snake on the wall of the spring
house. In 1957 became part of the state park
1920 Census Washington Township, Carroll Co., Il his father from Dellaware
and mother England - this farms becomes part of the Mississippi Palisade
1930 Census - Widow and daughter Vera
Three of the four children attended the Walnut Grove School which was at one
time the Mississippi Palisades Museum- in 2004 closed-
Children of EMMA METZ and WILLIAM GRAVES are:
4. i. FLORENCE4 GRAVES, b. August 28, 1895, Savanna, Il; d. July 1983,
ii. HELEN LUCILLE GRAVES, b. July 15, 1899; d. April 19, 1972; m. ADDISON
L. ALLEN, June 28, 1947, Thorndike Hilton Chapel of University of Chicago.
Notes for HELEN LUCILLE GRAVES:
Taught in one room school - Lost Mound School 1917-1918
and Matheson School 1920-1921 per "Hanover" by Terry J. Miller
Graduated Savanna Township High School and then Master's Degree in education
from CHicago University. After many years of teaching she worked for the
American National Bank on North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Il
Died of Cancer
iii. VERA GRAVES, b. June 09, 1903; m. WILLIAM H. SOMERVILLE, August 23,
1958, Little Brown Church in the Vale, Nashua, Iowa; b. May 31, 1897.
Notes for VERA GRAVES:
1930 Census in Washington Township with only her mother in the house-
states she works as a public school teacher
Graduated Northern Illinois University at De Kalb and attended Special
Courses at Platteville University and the University ofo Colorado. She
taught 47 years in Carroll and Jo Daviess before her marriage.
iv. VERNON DELBERT GRAVES, b. June 09, 1903; d. May 24, 1925.
Notes for VERNON DELBERT GRAVES:
Graduated Savanna High School - Graduated Gems Business College, Quincy, Ill
- Employed Carson, Pirie, Scott of Chicago. While at work he was stricked
by severe attack of appendicitis. Died of complications of a ruptured
3. HOWARD R.3 METZ (DANIEL W.2, ABRAM1) He married MINA.
Notes for HOWARD R. METZ:
1910 Census Mount Caroll Twnshp - three houses wasy is his mother and father
Children of HOWARD METZ and MINA are:
i. CARL4 METZ, b. 1906.
ii. ADA METZ, b. 1908.
iii. PAUL H. METZ, b. 1910.
Generation No. 3
4. FLORENCE4 GRAVES (EMMA3 METZ, DANIEL W.2, ABRAM1) was born August 28,
1895 in Savanna, Il, and died July 1983 in Lanark. She married FREDERICK M
MILLER Abt. 1920, son of CHARLES MILLER and GEORGIANNA MATHESON. He was
born September 10, 1890 in Washington Township, Il, and died January 1963 in
Notes for FLORENCE GRAVES:
Taught in a one room school - 1918-1919 Lost Mound School
Per "Hanover" by Terry J. Miller
Graduated Savanna High School, Attended Teachers' Colleges
Notes for FREDERICK M MILLER:
on the 1930 census was in Washington Township, Carroll Co., Il - lives right
next door to Florence Graves
WW1 at Tallaferro Fields, Hicks, Texas
Enlisted as a private # 1106059 on 12/15/1917 at Chicago, Il. He was 27
with blue eyes, dark hair, ruddy complexion and 5'9 and not yet married. He
had an honorable discharge from the flying school detachment air service
aeronautics on 1/3/1919. He had no practise in marksmanship or gunner nor
did he mount a horse. He had no battles, engagements, skirmishes,
expeditions or wounds. His character was excellant. He was at the flying
school from 2/24/1918 to date of discharge.
Children of FLORENCE GRAVES and FREDERICK MILLER are:
5. i. EDWIN A5 MILLER.
6. ii. GERALD W MILLER.
7. iii. JO ANN MILLER.
8. iv. LUCILLE E MILLER, b. Abt. 1921.
9. v. DORIS MILLER, b. Abt. 1923.
vi. MELVIN MILLER, b. Abt. 1924.
Notes for MELVIN MILLER:
Pvt. Co. C, 78th Medic Bon. Overseas duty Nov 6, 1944 In England, Germany,
France, Czechoslovkia: 1943 to 1945 US Army
10. vii. MERLE FRANCES MILLER, b. January 17, 1925, Washington Township, Il.
viii. DONALD WILLIAM MILLER, b. Abt. 1929.
11. ix. GENE MILLER.
x. HERBERT STANLEY MILLER.