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Rudolph METZGER
Amelia STRAUB
Margarita GEHEB
Husband:  Rudolph METZGER II
Birth:  16 Oct 1851, Staufen, Baden
Death:  aft. 1889
Occupation:  contractor and builder
Religion:  Roman Catholic; member Catholic Knights
Father:  Rudolph METZGER I
Mother:  Theresia HAAS
Marriage-1:  Germany
Migration:  Mar 1881, to America
Resided:  1881-1882, Centralia, IL
Migration:  Apr 1882, to Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR
Wife-1:  Amelia STRAUB
Birth:  ca. 1855
Death:  29 Dec 1886, Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR
Father:  George STRAUB of Griesheim, Baden
Mother:  Theresia __?__ of Griesheim, Baden
Marriage-2:  16 Aug 1887, presumably in Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR
Wife-2:  Margarita GEHEB
Birth:  15 Aug 1862, Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR
Religion:  Roman Catholic
Father:  Adam GEHEB of Brissberg, Bavaria
Mother:  Margarita PFRIM of Brissberg, Bavaria
Children with Amelia STRAUB:
1.  Rudolph METZGER (III), b. 20 Apr 1876, Baden
2.  Mary Katharine METZGER, b. 7 Apr 1878, Baden
3.  Annie Amelia METZGER, b. 20 Sep 1879, Staufen, Baden
4.  Theresia METZTER, b. 22 Dec 1884, Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR
Children with Margarita GEHEB:
5.  Margarita Theresia METZGER, b. 6 Aug 1888, Ft. Smith, Sebastian Co., AR
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; FRG, Germany, DEU, Deutschland, Bayern, Baiern, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Baden-Württemberg; USA, US, United States, Arkansas, Illinois

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1.  Anon.  1889.  History of Benton, Washington, Carroll, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Counties, Arkansas.  Goodspeed Publ. Co., Chicago.
p. 1345 Rudolph Metzger, contractor and builder, was born in Staufen, Baden, Germany, October 16, 1851.  He received his education in Baden, Germany, his parents being Rudolph Metzger and Theresia (Haas) Metzger.  The father was a joiner, carpenter and cabinet-maker by trade and imparted his knowledge to his son.  In March, 1881, Rudolph came to America and until 1882 worked at his trade in Centralia, Ill.  He came to Fort Smith April 16 of that year beginning 
p. 1346 business for himself and has since been permanently identified with the building interests of his place.

While in his native country he married Amelia STRAUB, who was buried here December 29, 1886.  She was daughter of George and Theresia Straub. They live in Griesheim, Baden, Germany.  Amelia (Straub) Metzger was mother of one son and three daughters, viz: Rudolph was born April 20, 1876; Mary Katharine was born April 7, 1878; Annie Amelia was born September 20, 1879, in Staufen, Baden, Germany; Theresia was born December 22, 1884, in Fort Smith, Ark.  Mr. Rudolph Metzger afterward married Miss Margarita Geheb, August 16, 1887.  Margarita (Geheb) Metzger was born August 15, 1862, in Fort Smith, Ark., her parents being Adam and Margarita (Pfrim) Geheb, both born in Brissberg, Baiern, Germany.

Mr. and Mrs. Metzger are both members of the St. Bonifacius Roman Catholic Church and to them one child has been born, August 6, 1888, named Margarita Theresia.  His residence is on the corner of Bryned Street, No. 720.  Mr. Metzger has built many residences and store buildings in this city, and he was the builder of the Howard school-house and the Grand Masonic Temple, one of the finest buildings in Fort Smith.  He is a member of the church committee, and belongs to the Catholic Knights.

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