METZGER, Carl (Charles) -- 1875-1944
Winchester, IL paper c. 1944 - Geo. Metzger received a message
Wednesday, informing him of the death of his brother, Carl Metzger, at Denver Colo.
Carl was a son of the late Lambert and Maggie Metzger, and was a graduate of the
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, in pharmacy. He was located at Highland, Ill., a
number of years before going to Denver. He is survived by three brothers, George,
Lambert and William, and two sisters, Miss Lucy Metzger and Mrs. Clara Tissier.
METZGER, Clara Marie (Mrs. Louis TISSIER) -- 1882-1954
Belleville, IL News Democrat dated March 2, 1954: Mrs. Clara Tissier, 71 widow of Louis F. Tissier, former real estate dealer and
founder of the East St. Louis Retail Grocers Association, died at 3:40 a.m. today at her
home. She lived at 556 N. 84th Street. Funeral Services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday in St.
Elizabeth's Church. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. The Altar Society will recite
the Rosary at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Brichler Funeral Home. Mrs. Tissier's husband
founded the Retail Grocers Association in 1935 and served as its secretary until 1948. He
was also secretary of the Tavern Owners Association during that time. In 1901 he
organized the Mississippi Valley Producers Association, and was a director of the Illinois
Retail Merchants Association for 15 years. Louis Tissier's father Maurice Tissier opened a
grocery store here on the Island in 1875. He later edited and published the old East St.
Louis Herald Weekly. Mrs. Tissier was the mother of Marie, an employee of
the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. She has a law degree from Columbia
University and passed the Washington bar examination in 1944. Another daughter Mrs.
R. E. (Kay) Mulligan of Folcrost, Pa., formerly worked for the Journal. Mrs. Clara Tissier
was the mother of four sons: Louis, a department manager at Sears, Roebuck & Co. here;
Al, an employee with the U.S. Army Engineers at St. Louis; Frank, who works for the
Veterans Administration at Downey, Ill., and Gregory, who is with the Department of
Agriculture at National Stock Yards. Mrs. Tissier was born in Winchester, Ill., and lived
here 50 years. She was a member of the Altar Society and the Independent Order of
Foresters. She is survived by four sons, Louis, Al, Gregory, and Frank; six daughters,
Mrs. James (Margaret) Hayes and Virginia, both of East St. Louis, Mrs. Mulligan of Folcrost,
Clare of Waterloo, Mrs. John (Bernadette) Lyle of Capac, Mich., and Miss. Tissier of
Washington; a sister Miss Lucie Metzger of Winchester; two brothers, Lambert Metzger
of Springfield, Ill., and George Metzger of Winchester, and 16 grandchildren.
METZGER, Lambert "George", Sr. -- 1851-1906
Winchester, IL paper dated Friday, April 6, 1906: Lambert Metzger was born in the province
of Baden, German, Sept. 15, 1851. He was educated in his native country and at the early age apprenticed
to his uncle to learn the butcher's trade. He remained with his uncle until his 17th birthday, when he set
sail for this country, landing in New York, Oct. 5, 1868. He worked at his trade in New York for about a
year, and then came to Winchester, Scott county, Ill., arriving here Aug. 12, 1869, and resided in this city
until his death, which occurred Saturday, March 31, 1906 at 4 p.m., aged 54 years 9 months and 17 days.
When he first came to Winchester, and for four years and ten months hereafter, he worked for his cousin
in the butcher business and at the end of that time he left his cousin and engaged in business for himself,
continuing the same until about two years ago, when he retired, owing to failing health, and turned the
business over to his son, George. In 1872, Mr. Metzger was married to Miss Maggie Minie (Muench) of
this city, and to them six children have been born -- four boys and two girls, all of whom, with the mother,
survive the father. The children are George and Lucy of this city, Mrs. Clara Tissier of East St. Louis;
Lambert of Springfield, Carl of Danville, and William, who is attending school in Quincy. He also leaves
two sisters living in Baden, Germany and two sisters, Mrs. F. Wiedlocher and Mrs. C. Flech, of
Springfield, Ill., one brother Joseph, also living in Springfield, and a brother John, of Denver, Colo. Mr.
Metzger was never a seeker after public office, but served two terms as mayor, living up to the pledge he
made prior to election. He accumulated considerable of this world's good, being a successful business
man. Requiem mass was said and the funeral sermon preached by Rev. Fr. Thos. Cusack at St. Mark's
Catholic church, Tuesday morning, April 3, 1906 at 10 o'clock, being one of the largest funerals ever held
in that church. Interment took place in Catholic cemetery.
MICHELLOD, Mary Philomene (Mrs. Francois E. FORMAZ) -- 1836-1882
Mrs. Mary Philomene Formaz, on March 4, (died) at 1 o'clock p.m. Funeral will take place from her late residence, 403 N. Levee, to Cathedral at 10 o'clock a.m. Monday, March 6, thence to Calvary Cemetery. Friends of the family are respectfully invited.
MUENCH, John -- 1864-1938
Belleville Daily Advocate dated Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1938: John Muench Dies At
Chicago Home, Was Native Of Belleville . . . . John Muench, native of Belleville, died in
Chicago about 5 o'clock yesterday morning, according to word received here by relatives today.
Muench had been in ill health several years. He was born in Belleville, Jan. 3, 1864, a son
of Peter and Balbina (Villinger) Muench, both of whom were born in Germany and both of whom
are deceased. Muench left Belleville about 45 years ago for Chicago where he engaged in the
catering business. He retired from that business about 20 years ago. He is survived by his
widow and one daughter, Harriet; a sister, Mary wife of Peter Wittauer, 514 North First
Street, Belleville, and a brother Herman in St. Louis. Funeral services will be held in
Chicago, but relatives here had not been advised of the final details.
MUENCH, Peter, Jr. -- 1834-1916
Belleville Daily Advocate dated Monday, 4/17/1916 FALL RESULTS IN BLOOD POISON AND
DEATH ..... Peter Muench Did Not Tell About Fall At The Time ..... Blood poisoning which
developed from a bruise suffered on one of his legs in a fall some months ago, caused the
death of Peter Muench, 71 years old, who passed away at his home, 514 North Spring Street,
Monday morning. Muench did not tell members of his family about his injuries until a week
ago Sunday, just after he returned home from a trip uptown. Two days prior to his death he
was stricken with paralysis and was unconscious when he died. He was born in Hamburg,
Germany, July 14, 1834, and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Muench. His wife, Mrs. Balbina
Villinger Muench to whom he was married in Belleville, November 22, 1860, died 11 years ago.
Two sons, John Muench in Chicago, Herman Muench of Belleville and one daughter, Mrs. Mary
Wittauer, of Belleville, survive. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Margaret Metzger, in
Winchester, IL. The funeral will be Wednesday morning at 8:15 o'clock to St. Luke's Church,
then to Mt. Carmel Cemetery. (Peter Muench was naturalized on Tuesday, March 30, 1859 in
St. Clair County, Illinois.)
MEYERS, Catherine M. (Mrs. Maurice F. TISSIER) -- 1857-1907
East St. Louis (IL) Journal dated Wednesday, June 26, 1907: OLD RESIDENT DEAD. Mrs. Maurice F. Tissier died this forenoon at the Deaconess hospital in St. Louis, after the performance of an operation on her. She was taken from her home, 1702 St. Louis avenue last week for the purpose of this operation, as it had been determined that she could not live without having it performed, though it was considered possible that even it would not save her. After the operation, she began to decline rapidly, and as her end was considered nigh all of her children were called to her bedside this morning, in the hospital, for the final leave-taking. Soon after this pathetic event, Mrs. Tissier yielded up her spirit. Mrs. Tissier was the widow of the late Maurice F. Tissier, who was prominent here in early days. He had been in the grocery business, city clerk, publisher of the now defunct East St. Louis Hearld, and a justice of the peace. Mrs. Tissier was about 50 years old and was a most excellent woman and mother and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. She leaves four sons and one daughter, another son having died a few weeks ago. Her eldest son is Louis F. Tissier, a prominent grocer, and secretary of the Retail Merchants' association. Funeral arrangements have not been announced. --2nd Obituary -- From East St. Louis (IL) Journal dated Thursday, June 27, 1907: The funeral of Mrs. Maurice F. Tissier, of 1702 St Louis avenue, who died yesterday at the Deaconess hospital in St. Louis, will be held next Saturday morning at 9 o'clock from the residence to St. Joseph's church. Requiem high mass will be said by the pastor, Rev. Father Bannon. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel cemetery. Benner-Brichler have charge of the arrangements. -- 3rd Obituary -- From the East St. Louis (IL) Journal dated Friday, June 28, 1907: The funeral of Mrs. Katherine Tissier, wife of the late M. F. Tissier, was held from the residence yesterday morning to St. Joseph's church, where services were conducted by Rev. Father Formaz. The esteem in which Mrs. Tissier was held was evidenced by the large number of people who attended the obsequies, and the floral offerings were unusually numerous and beautiful. Mrs. Tissier was a most devout Catholic and a member of the Queen's Daughters and several ladies; societies. She was a rather quiet lady and reserved in manner. When one became better acquainted with her, as many of the older residents here were, it was to know a model, moral and strong character, a generous giver where generosity was needed and with a heart that knew no wavering in the case of a friend or when right or wrong was up for judgment. To her intimate friends her sudden taking away amounted to a sickening shock, but they have the comfort of knowing that she could not have suffered much in the going, and the hope and belief that all is well with her now. The members of the Queen's Daughters' society attended the funeral in a body. The pallbearers were A. Lovingston, M Ahern, J. Goff, J. Griffin, P.J. Soucy and Killian Fritsch. Among the floral offerings were: Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Mills, Kansas City - Large spray of carnations. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Baily - Large wreath. Mr. and Mrs. J. Heller - Wreath. Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Soucy - Wreath. Mrs. Wuille and family - Spray of carnations and sweet peas. Mr. and Mrs. Klaus - Spray. Mr. and Mrs. H. Klug - Spray of American beauty roses. Mrs. J. Mack - Large spray. Mrs. Tausberger - Spray of carnations. Mr. G. W. Brichler - Large wreath. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dwyer - Sheaf of wheat. Mrs. Fields and family - Large spray of carnations. St. Joseph's choir - Spray of carnations. Mrs. Leber - Large spray of roses. Mr. Gus Ludwig - Wreath. Carl Metzger and mother - Spray of carnations and sweet peas. Queen's Daughters - Emblem. Queen City lodge, I.O.F. - Emblem. Mrs. Bowler - Wreath of roses. Mrs. Costello - Large cross of carnations and American Beauties. Tissier Brothers - Pillow. Mrs. C. J. Pidgeon - Wreath.