sorry for answering but now. Meanwhile I checked my LUZ/LUTZ-Ofterdingen data-files, but unfortunately I was`nt able to find either any Lizzie nor Joseph LUZ/LUTZ. So, there does`nt seem to be any relationship to our families. If you can find more information about your LUTZ-ancestors, I might be able to find any relation to Ofterdingen. There are many LUTZ`s (and other families) who moved to the States in those days.