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 in Bavarian Army

About 1897

Georg Metz

About 1900

SS Vaderland

The SS Vaderland was the ship on which in 1902 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.


Alois Metz and Walburga Sinzinger Wedding

Milwaukee, Milwaukee Cty, Wisconsin - 30 May 1904

Georg Metz and Soldiers

About 1912

Georg is on the far right side of the picture.


Walburga (Preis) Metz with her Children

About 1914

Jacob Metz Family

About 1938

Everett Smith and Anna Metz's Wedding.

Wisconsin - 30 September 1939

Everett and Anna with her maternal grandparents, Mathias Scholtes and Mary Heim.


Michael Schmid - Theresia Metz 50th Wedding Anniversary

Maierhofen, Kr Kelheim, Bayern - November 1947

Michael Schmid - Theresia Metz 50th Wedding Anniversary

Maierhofen, Kr Kelheim, Bayern - November 1947

Jacob & Mamie Metz

About 1948

Walburga Sinzinger Metz on Bavarian Vacation

About March 1949

Jacob and Mamie Metz with Descendents -- Patsy's First Communion

Hartford, Washington Cty, Wisconsin - May 1949

Jennifer Henning with Maternal Grandparents

110 W Garfield Ave, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Cty, Wisconsin - July 1951

Alois and Walburga Metz's 50th Wedding Anniversary

110 W Garfield Ave., Milwaukee, Milwaukee Cty, WI - May 1954

Alois, Walburga, Jacob and Mamie Metz

110 West Garfield Avenue, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin - 1954

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 Metz's 50th Wedding Anniversary

110 West Garfield Avenue, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin - May 1954

Walburga and Alois pose with a boquet of flowers and an anniversary cake. Note the cuckoo clock hanging on the wall.


Walburga and Alois Metz's 50th Anniversary

110 West Garfield Avenue, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin - May 1954

Walburga and Alois are joined by their daughters Frances and Margaret for this anniversary picture.


Aliois and Walburga Metz's 50th Wedding Anniversary Party

3260 North 26th Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin - May 1954

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 Walburga Metz's 50th Anniversary

3260 North 26th Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Cty, WI - May 1954

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.


Alois and Walburga Metz's 50th Anniversary Party

3260 North 26th Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin - May 1954

Some of the same people but with Evelyn Justman Metz added this time.


Alois and Walburga Metz's 50th Wedding Anniversary Party

3260 North 26th Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin - May 1954

Jacob and Mamie Metz with Granddaughter Jeanne

Hartford, Washington County, Wisconsin - About 1955

Jeanne Metz Fettig's First Communion


Jeanne Metz's First Communion Celebration

Wisconsin - About 1955

A large group of cousins join their Grandmother Mamie Metz for this shot.


Jeanne Metz's First Communion Celebration

Wisconsin - About 1955

Jeanne's Grandmother Mamie and Mother Evelyn pose with a group of sisters and sisters-in-law.


Jeanne Metz's First Communion Celebration

Wisconsin - About 1955

Sunday Dinner at Jacob and Mamie Metz's House

Rural Street, Hartford, Washington County, Wisconsin - April 1957

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?


Sunday Dinner at Jacob and Mamie's Hartford House

Rural Street, Hartford, Washington County, Wisconsin - April 1957

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.


Sunday Dinner at Jacob and Mamie Metz's House

Rural Street, Hartford, Washington County, Wisconsin - April 1957

After the meal, resting and posing with Jacob Metz are his sons Conrad and Alphons and their daughters Jeanne and Marlene.


Jennifer Henning's 1st Communion

4626 N 107th St, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee Cty, Wisconsin - April 1958

Jennifer Henning with her grandmothers


Georg Metz's 94th Birthday Party

Hauptstraße 7, Maierhofen, Kr Kelheim, Bayern - 15 April 1975

Newspaper photo of him trying his birthday present snuff.