|1.||John Martin Metz was born 9 Aug 1876, Manhattan Township, Will County, Illinois; died 1951. |
One of nine children, 5 boys & 4 girls. 1897 moved with parents to farm west of Lockport, Illinois. Worked for farmers from fall 1897 till Dec. 20th 1900 started work for Chicago and Alton Rail Road as Locomative Fireman at Roadhouse Illinois. Was promoted to engineer Oct. 30, 1905. Last Feb 7, 1947. Total earned - 119,017.74, miles - 1,630,910 = 65&1/4 times around world.
John married Myrth Ridenour 30 Sep 1911, Joliet, Will County, Illinois. Myrth (daughter of Daniel Webster Ridenour and Anna Olivia Sawyer) was born 5 Jul 1874, Clarinda, Page County, Iowa; died 19 Feb 1958. [Group Sheet]