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Herbert B. Mette

Herbert Bernard Mette was born in Hancock, Houghton County, Michigan on August 27, 1896, the son of Anna Maria ("Mary") Burkheiser and August Mette, a German-immigrant bookkeeper. He graduated from Michigan Technological University, and in 1921 traveled to Tampico, Mexico to work as a mining engineer for the International Petroleum Company. He married Eleanor Lichtle in 1926, and by 1930 had settled in Lakewood, Ohio where he worked as a civil engineer on railway construction. He died December 7, 1976, in Cleveland, Ohio. His Copper Country mineral collection was given to Michigan Technological University and is preserved in its original antique china cabinet. It contains some fine copper-in-calcite specimens from the Quincy mine.

WILSON, W.E., and DYL, S.J. II (1992) The Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological University, Houghton. Mineralogical Record, 23 (2), 73-76.
U.S. Federal Census, 1900, 1910, 1930.
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
Social Security Death Index.
U.S. Passport applications, 1795-1925.
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