My greatgrandfather was Jacob Anton Lutz, son of Francis A. Lutz (you called him Franz).Interestingly enough, although I have a list of Francis's children, John was not one of them.I would love to have more information regarding John.What I am really looking for is information on Francis A. Lutz and Catherine Conrad Lutz prior to their arrival in Keoto, IA (their parents, brothers/sisters, when they immigrated, etc).From the information on their children, I know that Jacob was born in Batavia, their next child in PA, several in IL and some in IA.
The children that I knew about were: 1.Jacob Anton (6/7/1846, Batavia; married Magdalene Gengler; died 2/8/1940 in Cawker City, KS) 2.Frank B.(8/7/1848, Lebanon PA; married Mary A. Vogel; 9 children; die 2/18/1931 in Keota, IA) 3.Mary A. Lutz (1849-2/21/1916) 4.Elizabeth (1851 in IL) 5.George (born between 1852-1854;married a Jane Adamson and died in Indiana) 6.Theresa (born 1855 in IL) 7.Rosa (born in 1858) 8.Catherine (8/28/1860; married Frank V. Vogel, 1 child; died 1947).
Does any of this match with your information?Where in this line does John fall?
I have visited Keoto, IA and been to Ss Peter and Paul Church and Cemetery.Within that cemetery are many Lutz stones.One of these is marked: Margaret Lutz, dau of J & M, b 11/13/1890, d 9/29/1898
Could this Margaret be a daughter of your John and his wife?
The graves of Francis A. Lutz and Catherine (Conrad) Lutz are also here.
I also found 2 Conrad graves--Jacob L. Conrad (7/29/1827-7/26/1905 and Margaret Conradb-10/18/1829; and Liborius Conrad (7/23/1806-1/12/1879) and Rachael Conrad (1810-2/15/1895). Could these be brothers of Catherine's?
My family tree is posted in the World Family Tree, vol. 105, Tree 1156.