Death listed in: Deaths Listed in Waterloo Area 1825-1937
was born 6 Nov 1839 in Waterloo, Monroe, Illinois
He died: 18 Aug 1921 in Waterloo, Monroe, Illinois at the age of 81
. Buried Waterloo Cemetery.
Church Record in German language: Evang. St. Paul's Gemeinde of
Waterloo, Monroe, Co, Ills.; John Lutz & Margaretha Hettinger, 14
Newspaper article from "The Waterloo Times" -50th
anniversary (July 18, 1913)- 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren.
Present at anniversary : Henry Hettinger of St. Louis
married Margaretha Hettinger, daughter of Henry Hettinger and
Cath.Risler (Kisler?), on 14 Jul 1863 at Evangelical St. Paul's Church.
born on 2 Oct 1843 in Hesse Darmstadt, Prussia. She died on 6 Nov
Monroe, Waterloo, Illinois and was buried on 8 Nov 1915
in Waterloo Cemetery.
Hettinger of Waterloo (Brothers of Mrs.Lutz)
Mrs. George Lutz of Waterloo (George was brother of John Lutz)
Lutz served as Alderman for 18 years in city of Waterloo
73 yrs. of age at anniversary (1913)
Mrs. Lutz, 69 yrs. at anniversary.
article from: The Waterloo Times, Friday, August 19, 1921
Just as we
go to press, the death of Mr. John Lutz, one of our oldest and
highly respected citizens is announced. He died Thursday morning
at 1:25, aged
81 years, at the home of his son Andrews in this city.
His remains will be laid to rest Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
will take place in the Waterloo cemetery.
Obituary next week.
Newspaper article from: Waterloo
Times, Waterloo, Illinois, August 26, 1921
JOHN LUTZ PASSES AWAY
one of our old and highly respected citizens, passed to his reward
early last Thursday morning after a lingering illness at the home of his
Andrew, at the age of 81 years, 9 months and 12 days.
was born in Monroe country, southwest of the city, and made his home
here, ever since he was a small boy. After arriving at manhood's
ventured into the cooperage business in Waterloo with his brother George
H. Schroeder. Later they sold out and he went to work in the
cooper shop of
the Chouteau & Edwards flour mill where he worked for some years and
ventured into the saloon business. He tired of this, however, long
advent of prohibition, and opened up a shop for the sale of ammunition
hunters' supplies and did gun, rifle and revolver repairing as well as
work. He was an expert at his trade and always had work on hand.
married on July 14, 1863, to Miss Margaretha Hettinger. Pastor
Steiner of St. Paul's Evangelical church officiating. Of this
union four children
were born and are surviving him: one daughter, Mrs. Catharine Pavitt of
Louis, and three sons, Andrew of this city, George and Henry of St.
are also 11 grandchildren and 8 great grand-children.
Mrs. Lutz celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1913. His
wife preceded him in death two years later. Since which time he
making his home with his son Andrew.
politics, Mr. Lutz was a staunch Democrat and always voted his ticket
straight. He served as an Alderman in the first ward of our city
for four or five
terms, and during his long residence in Waterloo, he never moved out of
ward though he changed residences several times during that period.
were laid to rest beside those of his wife in the Waterloo
cemetery last Saturday afternoon, and his funeral was largely attended
sympathizing relatives and friends who came to pay their last respects
to his memory.
of St. Paul's Evangelical church officiated at the funeral and made
an eloquent address.
sleep be peaceful and calm.
Times, Waterloo, Illinois, July 18, 1913, V. Dalkert, Editor and
(transcribed from a crumbling newspaper).
Waterloo Couple Agreeable Surprised.
Mrs. John Lutz celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their
home in this city Sunday with a family re-union of their children,
grand-children and great-grand children.
celebration had been carefully planned on the quiet by the children and
came as a complete surprise to the old people.
congratulations were read to the parents by each child. A
substantial present in gold coin was tendered the old couple, after
which a bounteous
repast was spread to which all did ample justice.
venerable couple was married by Pastor Steinert of the Evangelical St.
Paul's church in this city on July 14, 1863, and have resided in
children, Mrs. Katie Theler of St. Louis, Andrew Lutz of this city,
George and Henry Lutz of St. Louis, also eleven grand-children and two
children, were present to attend the celebration, as was also Henry
of St. Louis and John Hettinger of this city, brothers of Mrs. Lutz, and
Geo. Lutz of this city.
remarkable feature of this couple's long journey through life's pathway
that so far no death has as yet occurred in the family.
has been engaged in various pursuits during the many years he has
resided here, and served the City of Waterloo in the capacity of
eighteen years. That he was faithful to the interests of the city
exemplified by the regularity in which his constituents returned him to
Mr. Lutz is
now 73 years of age and is still hale and hearty. In fact, he
indulges in frequent hunting trips, being a confirmed sportsman, and can
out-walk and out-work many men who are years his junior.
is 69 years of age and has not been enjoying the best of health
here lately, yet she made merry with the party and surely enjoyed the
celebration. She is a good motherly soul who is worshipped by her
many friends for her
kindly ways and every ready disposition to lend assistance wherever and
whenever the same is needed.
Waterloo friends stopped off during the day to extend congratulations.
The old couple also received many cards of congratulation and well
mail from out-of-town friends.
friends of this venerable couple unite with the Times in wishing
them many more such happy re-unions and hope they will live to celebrate
At time of
their Golden Wedding Anniversary, they had 11 grandchildren and
was Elmer John Lutz, born in St. Louis, MO.
Henry Carl Lutz was born in Waterloo, Monroe, IL and migrated to
was Henry Carl's father.
hopeful of finding the parents of John Lutz. If anyone has any
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