A pioneer of Wabash County Is Dead
Another of the pioneer German farmers of Wabash county has passed away in the person of Mr. Nicholas Lutz, who died at the family residence on Second street Sunday night at seven o’clock, after a very long illness.
Mr. Lutz was born in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, February 2, 1816, at the age of 87 years, 7 months and 25 days. He came to America in 1833, and settled in this county soon afterward, his home until the past few years being in the Sugar Creek neighborhood, where he was a successful farmer. Failing heath some years ago caused him to quit farming, and he removed to Mt. Carmel, where he lived until his death,
Mr. Lutz was three times married, all of his wives having proceeded him to the grave. His first wife was Elizabeth Weinbach, and the children of that union are George Lutz, of Miami Valley, Kan., and Phillip Lutz, of Denton, Tex.. His second wife was Margaret Weinbach, Mrs. Mary Bowman, of Hammond Ind., being the survivor of that union. He married for his third wife Elmina Good, and the children from that union are Mrs. Fannie Hilbert, Mrs. Allen Groff, Mrs. J. W. Groff and William, James. Adam and Victoria Lutz all of this county.
Mr. Lutz was a quite unassuming gentleman and a good citizen, who enjoyed the esteem of his fellow men. He was a member of the Evangelical church, Politically he was a conservative Republican.
The funeral will take place from the Evangelical church at 2:20 p. m. Tuesday. The procession will leave the residents a 9 P. M.
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