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David Lutz (abt. 1752 - bef. 1812)

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David Lutz aka Lotz
Born about in Germanymap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1774 in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Husband of — married before 1792 in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Grimm, Kamyshin, Saratov, Russiamap
Profile last modified 22 Oct 2019 | Created 29 Jun 2016
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Biography

Volga German
David Lutz is a Volga German.
David Lutz has German Roots.


Family #35a in the 1767 Grimm census.
Family #94 in the 1775 Grimm census.
Family #5 in the Appendix of the 1798 Grimm census.


1767 Grimm Census [1]

Family #35a
Head of the Household David Lutz, age 18, orphan
Father Johannes Lutz
Notes Lives with Johann David Bleichroth family, family #35


David Lutz married Anna Margaretha Rau before 1775, and the couple is listed as living with Anna Margaretha's family at the time of the 1775 census.


1775 Grimm Census [2]

Family # 94
Head of the Household Balthasar Rau
Wife Elizabeta Rau
Child #1 Johann Philipp Rau, age 8
Child #2 Juliana Rau, age 16
Brother-in-law David Lutz, age 23
Wife of Brother-in-Law Anna Margaretha Lutz, age 18


By 1798, his first wife had died and he was living with his second wife and their two children, along with his three children by first wife Anna Margaretha.


1798 Grimm Census [3]

Family # 5 in the Appendix
Head of the Household David Mutz [sic], age 47
Wife Katharina Elisabeth Aab Lutz, age 29
Child #1 Johann Heinrich Philipp Lutz, age 20, from 1st wife
Child #2 Johann Georg Lutz, age 18, from 1st wife
Child #3 Anna Margaretha Lutz, age 12, from 1st wife
Child #4 Johann Christian Lutz, age 3 months, from 2nd wife
Child #5 Elisabeth Sabina Lutz, age 5, from 2nd wife


His surname was misspelled as Mutz in the 1798 census. I was finally able to trace it to Lutz. David Lutz was the son of Johannes Lutz who came to Russia via Denmark. See Johannes Lutz for a more detailed look at the Lutz families who immigrated to Denmark before immigrating to the Volga region of Russia.

By 1798 he had paid off all debts to the Russian treasury and were able to live freely, wherever they chose, in Russia. He and his wife decided to remain in Grimm where they continued to successfully farm on their land and had friends and family nearby.


By 1834, the spelling of the surname had transitioned from Lutz to Lotz. There were no Lutz families in the 1834 and 1857 censuses. David Lutz/Lotz is not included in this census entry, which implies that he had passed away. The fact that his name was not included at all suggests that he passed away before 1816, when a male-only census was released. If he died before that year, his name would have been listed in the 1816 census and not listed again in the 1834 census. Showing a copy of the 1834 census entry for the Lutz/Lotz family confirms he was not listed and helps narrow down his death to between 1799 and early 1816. His eldest son Heinrich Philipp was named head of the household in the 1834 census.


1834 Grimm Census [4]

Family # 118
Head of the Household Heinrich Philipp Lotz, age 56
Wife Friedrika Margaretha Lotz, age 53
Child #1 David Lotz, age 29
Wife of Child #2 Maria Katharina Lotz, age 33
Grandchild #1 Anna Margaretha Lotz, age 7
Grandchild #2 Johann Konrad Lotz, age 5
Grandchild #3 Johann Heinrich Lotz, age 3
Grandchild #4 Elisabeth Lotz, age 6 months
Child #2 Johann Michael Lotz, age 24
Wife of Child #2 Katharina Margaretha Lotz, age 23
Grandchild #5 Louisa Margaretha Lotz, age 2
Grandchild #6 Johann Jakob Lotz, age 6 weeks
Child #3 Johann Peter Lotz, age 22
Wife of Child #3 Maria Katharina Lotz, age 24
Grandchild #7 Anna Elisabeth Lotz, age 4
Grandchild #8 Georg Peter Lotz, age 3
Child #4 Johann Heinrich Lotz, age 20
Child #5 Anna Margaretha Lotz, age 17
Child #6 Louisa Lotz, age 16
Child #7 Elisabeth Lotz, age 14


Sources

  1. Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Herausgegeben von Alfred Eisfeld under Mitarbeit von Sabine Eichwald, Published by the Nordost-Instsitut - 38085 Göttingen, 2005; page 78, family #35a.
  2. The 1775 and 1798 Census of the German Colony on the Volga, Lesnoy Karamysh, also known as Grimm; Published by the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, NE, USA; Published 1995; family #94 in the 1775 census.
  3. The 1775 and 1798 Census of the German Colony on the Volga, Lesnoy Karamysh, also known as Grimm; Published by the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, NE, USA; Published 1995; family 5 in the Appendix of the 1798 census.
  4. 1834 Census of Grimm in the District of Saratov, Russia, dated 2 February 1835; Translated by Brent Mai, Concordia University, Portland, Oregon; Published by Dynasty Publishing, Beaverton, OR, USA; Published 2011; page 38, family #118.


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