Jenni Henning Komassa's German Genealogy Site
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This page created July 20th, 2005, updated August 13th, 2010, last edited February 25th, 2012
Metz/Sinzinger Family Album
This album contains many of the family photographs used in the Metz/Sinzinger Family area of this web site, in approximately chronological order.
To see a larger version of any image, click on either the small photo or on its name.
There are also many village photographs on this site that can be found by visiting the Map Room (click on the Places Index button at left, and then select a village).
Alois Metz and in 1904 Walburga Sinzinger came to America.
The Vaderland was build in Clydebank, Scotland in 1900. She was 580 feet long with a beam of 60 feet. She displaced 12000 tons and carried 1162 passengers.
In WW-I she became the English troop ship Southland, her original Dutch name sounding
too similar to the German 'Vaterland'. She survived being torpedoed in
the Aegean Sea on September 2nd, 1915 by German U-boat U-14, but on June 4th, 1917, she was sunk off the coast of Ireland by two torpedoes from the U-70.
Georg is on the far right side of the picture.
Everett and Anna with her maternal grandparents, Mathias Scholtes and Mary Heim.
Brothers Alois and Jacob pose with their wives, Walburga and Mamie at Alois and Walburga's house during Alois and Walburga's 50th Wedding Anniversary Party.
Walburga and Alois pose with a boquet of flowers and an anniversary cake. Note the cuckoo clock hanging on the wall.
Walburga and Alois are joined by their daughters Frances and Margaret for this anniversary picture.
The Metz brothers (Alois and Jacob) and their wives (Walburga and Mamie) along with Alois'
and Walburga's children (Frances and Margaret), their husbands (Charles Loquai and Walter Henning) and two grandchildren (Jeanne Metz and Jennifer Henning) pose in Frances' and Charles' basement rec room where an anniversary meal is being celebrated.
Alois and his brother Jacob pose behind the bar in the basement of Frances Metz Loquai's home during Alois and Walburga's 50th Anniversary Party. Notice the "Miller High Life" neon sign behind the bar.
Some of the same people but with Evelyn Justman Metz added this time.
Jeanne Metz Fettig's First Communion
A large group of cousins join their Grandmother Mamie Metz for this shot.
Jeanne's Grandmother Mamie and Mother Evelyn pose with a group of sisters and sisters-in-law.
Frank Haupert ties into a drumstick while Jerry Smith, Mamie Metz, David Metz and Evelyn Metz look on. Jeanne Metz seems to be hiding in the corner. Notice the abundance of food and the glass milk bottle on the table. But who or what are they all looking at?
Several cousins, among them: Marlene Metz, David Metz, Jeanne Metz and Larry Metz have joined Frank Haupert, Mamie Metz and Evelyn Metz at the table. Jacob can be seen in the background. Glenn "Butch" Lechner is seen on the far left.
After the meal, resting and posing with Jacob Metz are his sons Conrad and Alphons and their daughters Jeanne and Marlene.
Jennifer Henning with her grandmothers
Newspaper photo of him trying his birthday present snuff.