William (R?) Mette
(Abt 1852-1906)


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William (R?) Mette 25

  • Born: Abt 1852, Saxony 25
  • Partnership: Unknown
  • Died: 28 Apr 1906, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA about age 54 44,63
  • Buried: 1 May 1906, Oakwoods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, IL (?) 63

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth, Oct 1858. 34

Alt. Birth, 1859. 44

Residence, 1871, 268 Clybourne Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 127 William Mette was a machinist living at this address.

Naturalization, 4 Nov 1872, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 242 His Naturalization card lists only the date and the fact that he was born or has allegiance to Germany. No witnesses -- in that blank is written "court order only."

Immigration: from Germany, 1875 -- not correct?. 34,44 See Naturalization info.

Residence, 8 Jun 1880, 2538 Emerald, Chicago, Cook, IL. 25 Living here, according to the census, were William Mette, Anna Mette (listed as his wife, but possibly his sister-in-law), Matilda, Kattie, and Minnie.
Not positive I have the house number correct. It's hard to read. Living nearby was a family of Lawlers with Michael Lawler as head. (James Herbert Hegarty's first job in Chicago was for Lawler's grocery store, where he met Lillian Mette.)

Residence, 5 Jun 1900, 264 92nd St., Hyde Park Township, Chicago, Cook, IL. 34 Living in this house are George & Mary Keuper, their 7 daughters, and William Mette as a boarder. There's also a servant, Chas Donney.

Occupation: Saloon keeper, 5 Jun 1900, Hyde Park, Cook, IL. 34

Residence, 28 Apr 1906, 205 76th Place, Chicago, Cook, IL. 44 I also have George Keuper living at this address at some point in time.

Occupation: Laborer, 28 Apr 1906. 44

Death, Apr 1906. 44 Cause of death was tuberculosis with chronic alcoholism. Place of death was 205 76th Place, Chicago. That's the same address as for George Keuper (of Mette & Keuper meat shop fame) and Mary Mette.

Probate: Died intestate. 70 Paperwork filed 8-7-1906 in Probate Court, Cook County. Value of his personal property did not exceed $500.
Another document in probate court, Cook County, says he died intestate on or about the 28th day of April, 1906, and that the court appoints James Reddick as administrator of all goods, etc. Signed Aug. 7, 1906.


William had a relationship with someone.

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