Dennis: Eli Metz was born in Stark County, Ohio. 1823 (Siblings: Anna Metz, Jacob Metz, Elizabeth Metz, Barbara Metz, Isaac Metz, George Peter Metz, Abraham Metz, Jr., Salome/Sarah Metz) 1830 census, Stark County, Nimishillen Twp. (under 10) 1833 Eli's father (Abraham) died, naming George Hoke as guardian of the minor children. 1850 Hancock County, Ohio, Big Lick Twp. 1855 Lived near Defiance, Ohio (birthplace of one of his sons-my granfather Quinter James Metz) 1870 Elkhart, IN , Harrison Twp. 1872 Ray County, Missouri, Minister in Wakenda German Baptist Brethren Church. 1880 Ray County, Mo Census Grape Grove Twp. 1883 Died at age 60, Ray County, Missouri.
I can't find a Leon or Pantaleon or variations in my Family Tree notes. Will watch out for these names in research I have gathered and continue to do. Is this the name, I assume, that you are searching for?