Charles S. Metzger, O.S.A.

1864 – 1913 (May 12)

Charles Sanctes Metzger, son of Johann Metzger and Katharine Konig, was born in Wurzburg, Germany in 1864. He entered the Order in the Province of Bavaria and was vested in December, 1899 at Wurzburg. He made his profession of vows on December 7, 1890, and was ordained to the priesthood on August 1, 1893 in Wurzburg by Bishop Josef von Stein.

After ordination, Father Metzger was first stationed in Germany. In 1899, he emigrated to the United States and served first at Saint Augustine’s in Philadelphia, PA. In February, 1900, he was appointed to serve in Lawrence, MA where he had care of the German church.

Father Metzger was 49 when he was killed on Monday, May 12, 1913, by a trolley as he was returning from a sick call. His Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, May 14, after which he was buried in Saint Mary’s Cemetery in Lawrence, MA.