For more than three decades the subject of this sketch, F. Metzger, has
been a resident of LaSalle county, making his home in Ottawa. He was born
more than fifty years ago in Germany, one of the family of four children of
Robert Metzger. In his youth he had the advantage of a good education in the
common schools of his native land, afterward emigrated to America and since
1867 he has resided in this county, where he is extensively engaged in
handling beer, which he sells to the wholesale trade, receiving a large and
At the age of twenty-six years Mr. Metzger married Miss Louise Schaeffer, and they have three children — Mary, Robert G. and Joseph. The elder son is at this writing a student in the Indiana State University. Mr. Metzger is an enthusiastic Republican, taking an active interest in public local affairs, and as a public-spirited citizen he is highly respected. He is a member of the German Benevolent Society of Ottawa.
Extracted 13 Jun 2019 by Norma Hass from Biographical and Genealogical Record of LaSalle County, Illinois, published in 1900, volume 2, pages 647-648.