The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, September 2, 1907
          Many hearts in this city and county mourned with the bereaved relatives, when the words flashed over the city, this afternoon, "Mrs. Mary Metzger  is dead."  Mrs. Metzger passed away at her home on east Franklin street, this afternoon, at two o'clock, after a lingering illness of several months duration.
          Probably no person in Shelby county did more charitable deeds and did them less ostentatiously than did Mrs. Metzger.  Many are the poorer people who have received financial aid from this good woman.  If any of her acquaintances were sick, "Aunt Mary," as she is known to hundreds besides her own nephews and nieces, was always ready and willing to do those acts of kindness that would alleviate suffering, provide needed delicacies and see that medical attention was secured.  The city has lost a Christian woman, and the children and grandchildren have lost one who was always ready and willing to make any sacrifice that would benefit them.
          Mrs. Anna Mary Metzger  was born in Rush county, February 26, 1841, making her at the time of death sixty-six years, six months and six days of age.  She is the daughter of  John  and  Anna Mary Deprez, both deceased.  When only a small child, her parents moved to Cincinnati, afterward removing to Shelbyville in 1855, where Mrs. Metzger has always made her home.
          Early in life, she united with the German Presbyterian church, transferring her membership to the German Evangelical Protestant church upon the organization of that body in 1880.  She was an earnest, consistent member, and will be much missed in church circles.
          In 1859, she was united  in marriage to  Silas Metzger, who preceded her to the Great Beyond on October 2, 1904.  She is survived by five children,  Peter Metzger,  Edward Metzger,  Mrs. John Morner,  Mrs. J. H. Deitzer  and  Mrs. Fred Harding, all of this city.  Four brothers and one sister are also living,  John C.,  Jacob G.  and  William H. DePrez,  and  Mrs. S. P. Stroup.
          Arrangements for the funeral services had not been made at the time of going to press, and will be announced in tomorrow's paper.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, December 26, 1905
          Infant son of  Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Metzker  died at their home in Brandywine township at 3 a.m. Dec. 26, 1905.  Funeral will be held Wednesday at Second Mr. Pleasant church.  D. B. Wilson and Son, funeral directors.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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