George Henry Mette III 292,662
- Born: 10 Oct 1924, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA 54,92
- Died: 10 Oct 1924, Cook County, IL 451
- Buried: 11 Oct 1924, Oak Ridge Cemetery 54
In 1881 & 1882, there is a George Mette running a saloon at 2445 S. Halsted, boarding at 2482 Archer. Was this that George? It appears that the saloon moved so that it appears in city directories in 1885, 1890, 1895, & 1899, to be at 2473 Archer Ave., Chicago.
In 1895 and again in 1911, there is a George that is a switchman at the railroad, living at 4023 Rockwell, Chicago. This switchman George is killed. According to the inquest dated January 9, he dies at St. Luke's Hospital on January 8 "from shock and injuries received caused by being crushed between two cars while riding on a car in the performance of his duty as a switchman said car being drawn by Chicago & Western Indiana R[?] Co. Engine No. 8 on the tracks of the said RR Co. at the South End of the Polk St. depot January 8, 1897." Witnesses to his death are listed as two other switchmen and a physician from St. Luke's.
There was a George Mette (no address listed) who was naturalized in Baltimore, MD on 10-7-1872. No age listed, country of birth or allegiance was Prussia. Witness was Frederick S. Hammond.
There was a Geoge Mette (no address listed) who was naturalized in Baltimore, MD on 9-18-1872. No address or age listed, but he was born in "H.C." (Hessen-Cassel?). Witness was George Wehrheim.
Noted events in his life were:
• Death. 54 Aged 3 1/2 hours.