Ezra Van Metre
Ezra was a lawyer and did newspaper work for the "Times" in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Was the first of the John Evans Van Metre clan to come to Iowa in 1952.
Served with the 5th Ohio infantry during the
Mexican war; Enlisted July 24, 1847, at Cincinnati, Ohio, private.
Appointed 2nd Lieutenant the same day; Promoted to 1st Lieutenant Sept. 6,
1847. Promoted Captain, May 2, 1848. Mustered out with Company on
July 26, 1848.
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