Teresa Elnora (Ella) Metz was born September 16, 1859. Her parents, Israel and Margaret Wiley Metz came to California by wagon train in 1852. Israel farmed in Santa Clara, San Joaquin, Santa Barbara, San Benito, Sonoma, Tehama, Shasta, and San Diego Counties.
Stephen and Ella were married December 13, 1882. Stephen worked as a
farmer and teamster; they lived near Stephen's mother Harriet. They had
|Lora||b. May 7, 1884||d. December 20, 1971||m. Herbert Taylor|
|Lena||b. June 3. 1886||d. April 6. 1968||m. DeWitt Clinton Clark|
|Maud||b. December 20, 1887||d. December 25, 1985||m. George Miles|
|Edna||b. June 5, 1890||d. February 24, 1952||m. George Cannon|
|Laud||b. June 5, 1890||d. August 5, 1928||m. Myrtle Hall|
Ella ran a boarding house in Stockton but she spent her last years with her daughter. Lora Brand Taylor in San Francisco. She died March 15, 1943.
Stephen moved to Salida where he owned and managed cabins for migrant workers. He visited his family and occasionally they visited him. Stephen died in Modesto April 3, 1949. Both are interred in Stockton, California.
Source: Shasta Historical Society