Hi Manfred, My grandfather was Charles Frederick Lutz.His father was Charles Frederick Lutz born in Wurtemberg, Germany, May 13, 1847. He was a child of Frederick and Frederika(Hopf) Lutz, who were married June 28, 1846. In company with his mother, Fredrick Lutz and his younger brother, Ludwig, imigrated to the United States in 1853. His youngest brother, John came to this country two years before him to evade the German army. The family landed in New York and headed west. They spent a year in Preble County Ohio before settling in Mercer County Ohio. Frederick Lutz was a memeber of the Church of God or Winebrennerian denomination. Frederika Hopf was the daughter of Charles Hopf, a farmer who died in Germany.
Carolyn Lutz- my mother Charles Frederick Lutz- married Lucy Maurer - my grandparents- born in USA Charles Frederick Lutz- born Wurtemberg Germany, May 13, 1847 Frederick Lutz- married to Frederika(Hopf)married 1846- born Wurtemberg Frederick, and brother Ludwig, followed brother John to the USA
Do you have any idea where in Wurtemberg they would have been from?