Leo I am finally getting back to you.My information has it that Jacob WAS born in Bavaria.The children that I have listed of Fran Anton were:Jacob Anton (my gr-grandfather) b 6/7/1846 in Bavaria; Frank B b 8/7/1848 in Lebanon, PA; Mary A b 1849; Elizabeth b 1851 in Illinois; George b 1852-54; Theresa b 1855, IL; Rosa b 1858; and Catherine b 8/28/1860.Per you, John was the youngest--born in 1865.My questions to you are "where was he born--Il or Iowa?, who did he marry?, when and where did he die?"In 2004, Ivisited the SS Peter and Paul church and cemetery in Clear Creek Township, Keoto, IA.There are quite a few Lutz graves there:
1.Large gravestone with 4 small markers- a. Clara O b 4/29/1894 d 1/18/1996 b. George Eb 9/23/1888 d 3/8/1979 c. Dorothy K b 4/29/1894 d 12/15/1920 (twin to Clara O) d.Dorothy K b 10/5/1923 d 8/1/1929 (dau of Clara ??? and named for Clara's twin??) 2.Large gravestone with 2 small markers a.James Fb 9/11/1917 d 1/15/1988 b.James F, Jr b 8/13/1953d 7/27/1969 3.Father/Mother large monument Frances A Lutz b 4/15/1823, d 5/31/1906 Catherine Lutz b 5/22/1922d 2/27/1979 4 Margaret A Lutz dau of J & M (John and Mary??) b 11/13/1890d 9/29/1898 5.Catherine Lutz dau of J & M d 6/24/1885 age 13 yr 4 mos 24 days 6.Jacob L. Conrad b 7/29/1927d 7/26/1905 Margaret b 10/18/1829 7.Liborius Conradb 7/27/1806d 1/12/1879 Rachelb 1810 d 2/15/1895
So, is the J&M mentioned in these gravestones your John and his wife?Was she named Mary?
If you want any more information on the direct lineage of Jacob A, please let me know