Genealogy and History
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LUTZ - YOUTZY RELATIONSHIPS
Written by Ezra Lutz 1937
The name Elden Myers written in the book
Contributed by Carol Parrish
Jacob Lutz, the great-grandfather of the Youtzy-Lutz relationship, came to America from Holland in the latter years of 1700 and located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - date unknown. Some time after, he came to Huntington County, Pennsylvania, and located in Germany Valley, the second house east of the Old Germany Church of the Brethren. He purchased a large tract of timber land, which, when cleared, made five fine farms of cultivated land. At this place Grandfather Lutz, also named Jacob Lutz, was born January, 1800. He departed this life at his home in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, on November 20, 1880, at the ripe age of 80 years, 10 months, and 15 days. His occupation was farming. Religiously he was affiliated with the Church of the Brethren.
Grandfather Lutz was born in the 2nd residence north of the Old Stone Church of the Brethren in Germany Valley, Shirleysburg Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. Here is where a new generation began the Youtzy-Lutz relationship. The wife of Grandfather Lutz was Elizabeth Haymaker and she became the mother of the above named relationship. She was born in Pery County, Pennsylvania, August 18, 1804, and departed this life October 10, 1884 at the age of 79 years, 2 months, and 12 days. She was a member of the Brethren church at that place.
Their offspring is as follows:
Their first born was Katie Lutz and became the wife of Michael Youtzy. This was the beginning of the Youtzy relationship in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, coming west in 1875.
--Their first born was Elizabeth Youtzy, who is yet living at the age of 86 years. (1934).
Andy Youtz and Family
Their second born was Andy Spangle Youtz, was born in Union County, Pennsylvania, September 24, 1846. He departed this life on September 7, 1935, at the age of 86 years, 8 months and 13 days. His occupation was farming. He married Margaret Miller, 1871. She was born September 20, 1852, and departed this life February 27, 1909. Andy was a good man and seemed to be ready to help those that needed help. He was a loyal father and husband. Industrious, prosperous, and by his integrity soon became the owner of a fine farm. In 1875 they came west and located at Sterling,Whiteside County, Illinois. To this union was first born, Harry Youtzy at Mt. Union, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania on October 25, 1872. In December 23, 1909, Harry married Dora Kohn. To this union was born, five children: Glen, Harold, Lyle, Alice, Wilbur, and an adopted daughter, Virgie May. Harry was a good man, husband and father, and one who was worthy of praise. Always at it and hard at it. No giving up, till the job was completed and could be relied upon six days in the week Fine Harry.
In 1935, Alice married Clifford Julson. To their union was born one son, Rolland Julson on June 1, 1936.
EDGAR JACOB YOUTZY was the second son of Andy and Maggie Youtzy. He was born in Mt. Union. Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania March 26, 1875. He married Addie Menziner, February 14, 1906. Five children were born to this union. They were William A., Kenneth Lawrence, Robert, and Earl. Kenneth married a New York girl in 1934. To them was born one son. Edgar was a good boy, stayed by his father grew to manhood on the farm and finally chose farming for his persuit.
MABLE YOUTZY was the third child and was born at Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois, May 26, 1880. She departed this life January 26, 1890.
VIRGIE YOUTZY was the fourth child and was born in Stephenson County, Illinois, May 28, 1881. She departed this life in 1890.
ALICE YOUTZY was the fifth child and was born in Stephenson County, Illinois, November 17, 1883. She was united in marriage June 21, 1918, to Oscar Peterson of Del Rio, Texas. To them were born four children: Ruth May, Margaret, James and George. Alice was a talented lady in education. She showed ability, and was a credit to her parents, and community in which she spent her girlhood days and grew to womanhood in the home locality in which she was born, choosing to assist serving to a store for her profession.
ROY YOUTZY was born in Stephenson County, Illinois January 17, 1885. He married Elizabeth Kiel of Martintown, Wisconsin, September 5, 1907. Elizabeth passed away July 14, 1908. One son, Alton, was born July 11, 1908. Alton married Rose Vandergond of Monroe, Wisconsin Jr. 1930. Two children were born to this union: Elizabeth and Marlea. Roy was no imitation but a reality always. He was always- ready to lend a helping hand to others who needed assistance. We can say cheerfully that Roy was a good fellow. The nicest credit that can be given him for his service in public life is that he is a golden beauty. Roy married Laura Phillips at Lena, Illinois, March 15, 1911. Five children were born to this union: Charles, Margaret, Vernon, Lois, and Howard.
December 24, 1932, Charles married Mary Ellen Farrell, of Warren, Illinois. Margaret married Arthur Snyder of Waddams Grove, Illinois. March 4, 1933. One daughter was born to this union, Marilyn Jean, who passed away June 3, 1936.
GEORGE M. YOUTZY, was born in Stephenson County. Illinois, January 4, 1893. He married Mary Sherer of Winslow, Illinois, March 10, 1920. Three children were born to this union: Richard, Frederick, Jacob Andrew, who is residing at Winslow, Illinois, and is engaged in auto repair work, giving his service to the welfare of the community.
ANDY YOUTZY and wife, engaged in farming the major part of their married life and were respected citizens of the community in which they resided. They both were zealous and enthusiast in the pursuit they chose for life's activities, and by so doing soon became the owner of a farm residence, in the locality of Winslow. Illinois.
Old Dunkard Church At Louisa
JACOB YOUTZY, second son of Michael and Catherine Lutz Youtzy was born Feb. 13, 1862 in McVeytown, Mifflin County, Pa. His education was limited but he took up the occupation of carpentry and a number of buildings now stand as monuments of his craftsmanship. On Dec. 6, 1876 he was married to Eliza Belle Moffatt at Sterling, Illinois.
Elisa Belle was the seventh child or fourth daughter of James Moffatt and Helena Baskorville Moffatt
In 1883 the J. R. Youtzy family went to Texas - crossing the Mississippi River at Clinton on a raft and were planning on making their home in this state where Mi's. Youtzy's father was then located but not being satisfied with the climate, they moved to Allison, Iowa, finally purchasing a farm west of that town later, moving to the little city and residing there till June 1902. Mr. Youtzy was converted during a revival meeting at Allison and all the family united with the M. E. Church there. One year was spent in Parkersburg, Iowa as a member of a Planing Mill Co. It was here he lost the two small fingers on his right hand.
BERTHA YOUTZY DAVIS was born April 20, 1878 at Grandetour, Ill., and with her parents made the trip to Texas and Iowa. Her education was received in the public school of Allison, Iowa and one year spent at the Upper Iowa University, at Fayette, Iowa where she specialized in music under Professor Dubbert and for a number of years thereafter taught piano. In 1902 Miss Bertha went to Cedar Rapids. Iowa to seek employment and liked the city so well that she finally induced the family to move there. The spring of 1902 found the family on a 10 acre tract three miles north of Cedar Rapids and marketing vegetables. In 1903 a 45 acre tract was purchased about 5 miles northwest of Cedar Rapid and this acreage is still in possession of the Youtzy family (June 1936). On March 8, 1911 Miss Bertha was married to Charles W. Davis formerly from a farm near Allison, Iowa, and for 2 years operated the Averill farm 5 miles S.E. of Cedar Rapids. It was on this farm that Miss Armina Belle Davis was born November 25, 1912. Mr. Davis graduated from the Iowa State Agricultural College at Ames in 1910 and with his family spent 10 years at Jefferson, Iowa, as county agent of Greene County, Iowa, moving again to C. R. in 1924 where he has since engaged in business. Armina attended the public schools at Jefferson and Cedar Rapids, Iowa and after graduating from Grant High School took a 4 year course in Kindergarten and Primary work at the Iowa State Teacher's College at Cedar Falls and has taught the past year at Antbon, Iowa. 1935-36.
Chelsea Church of the Brethren of The Louisa Congregation District
GEORGE A. YOUTZY was born January 20, 1880 at Carthage Ogle County, Illinois, likewise making the trip with the family to Texas and Allison, Iowa and there received his early education. He worked at a butcher school and as church janitor and as a carpenter. And in 1900 and 1902 spent some time in the Iowa State Normal School at Cedar Falls, after having taught in the rural schools of Butler County for two years. In 1910 he entered the Postal Service as Clerk in the Cedar Rapids, Post Office which position he has filled for the past twenty-six years. On June 14, (Flag Day) 1911 he was married to Stella V. Quass, Mrs. Stella Youtzy was born Sept. 17, 1892 the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Quass on a farm 12 miles Northeast of Cedar Rapids, and received her education in the rural school. Their wedding trip was taken immediately following the wedding to the home of Rev. and Mrs. D. A. Youtzy and Elmer. Rev. then being pastor of the Christian Church at Chester, Nebraska. Their home has since been in Cedar Rapids, where George has been employed as a Post Office Clerk.
On March 19, 1913 Miss Helen Elizabeth Youtzy was born at the family home 1105 15th Ave. S. W., Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Her education was started at the Taylor school, completing her Junior work at Roosevelt School and graduating from Grant High School, January 1931, taking additional work in Reading at Cce College. In June 1933 she graduated from a two-year course at Iowa State Teachers' College and has taught the Primary grades at Toddville the past three years. She has been engaged for the second and third grades for the coming year 1936-37 at Farmington, Iowa.
MISS LEAH YOUTZY was born in Cedar Rapids at 702 7th St. S.W. (her precent home J on Sept. 5, 1917. She also finished her school work at Taylor, Roosevelt and Grant School's and has had one year of training for Kindergarten teaching at the Iowa State Teachers' College at Cedar Falls. Iowa.
LEROY EARL YOUTZY was born January 30, 1919 at 702 7 St. S.W. Cedar Rapids, Iowa and will have completed the same schools as his two sisters in January, 1937. He has also taken work at Coe College in Dramatic Art and has won several prizes for his work.
GEORGE DONALD YOUTZY, was born December 31, 1923 at St. Lukes Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and he too has completed his schooling at Taylor school and now a student at Roosevelt Junior High School. (7A grade)
The family are all members of Trinity M. E. Church and have all held some positions in their respective Sunday School classes, League work or church activities.
Mr. Youtzy had a slight Paralytic stroke in 1915 which made it impossible to continue his farm work so he had an auction and moved again to Cedar Rapids, later stroke occurring, he and Mrs. Youtzy went to the home of their daughter, Bertha Davis at Jefferson, IA, where he died December 31, 1917. The body was sent to the home of his son Geo. in Cedar Rapids, where brief services were held, conducted by his pastor, Rev. J J P. Van Horn, of Trinity M.E. Church. Later services were held at Allison, Iowa where the services were conducted by his Brother, the Rev. D. A. Youtzy, and the body was laid to rest in the family lot beside the body of his son LeRoy.
LEROY YOUTZY was born, the second son and third child of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Youtzy on the farm 1 1/2 miles west of Allison, July 12, 1881, he lived but two years, ten months and one day and was buried for a short time on the home farm but later his body was placed in the Allison cemetery.
Present church of the Brethren in Lena
Genealogy of the Lutz - Youtzy
Michael Youtzy - 5-24-1821 - 3-26-1881
Catherine Lutz Youtzy - 6-21-1825 _ 9-4-1877
Sarah Youtzy - 4-25-1845 - 6-15-1860
Andrew Youtzy - 9-24-1846
Catherine E. Youtzy - 10-2-1848
Jacob R. Youtzy - 2-13-1852
David A. Youtzy - 9-6-1854 (married Libbie Jane Gourley 17 Aug 1874)
Clara Alice Youtzy - 9-2-1867
Martha A. Youtzy - 8-18-1859
Benjamin Franklin Youtzy - 6-26-1862 - 9-23-1931
Johnnie Youtzy - 11-24-1864 - 2-19-1865
Rebecca Youtzy - 3-8-1866
John E. Youtzy - 1-26-1869 - 1-8-1888
The above dates are some of those that I found in our records and I have recorded them for the convenience and vesication of those compiling the histories of the Lutz and Youtzy families.
Benjamin Franklin Youtzy was born on June 26th, 1862, the eighth child of Michael and Catherine Youtzy. Shortly after the death of his father in 1881 he came West and worked on a ranch in Nebraska. His education was rather limited, he having attended school for four winters but he acquired a very good vocabulary while in Nebraska, by debating with his brother David. The subject of these debates generally concerned the use of prohibition of intoxicating liquors and while I do not know which side of the question my father look, he told me several times that he was under the suspicion that Uncle Dave had some liquor in the keg of his boot while he was tailing against the use of it. Since neither man is here to either deny or affirm this affair we should probably let the matter drop without forming any opinion.
He left Nebraska and visited his brother Jake at Allison, Iowa for a short time, and then came to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he entered the B.C.R. & N.Ry. Shops as a blacksmith's helper. It was while here that he met his wife, Mary Martha Van Deusen, who was then attending Commercial College at Cedar Rapids. On his 26th birthday, the 26th of June, 1888, that they were married at the home of the bride's parents. F. D. Van Deusen, two and one half miles southwest of Van Home, Iowa. They rented a farm just east of Van Home, where they stayed for two years and then took a farm just outside of Allison, Iowa. It was while on this farm that their first child, Mary Frances Youtzy was born on March 28th, 1893, their second child was born in the town of Allison on Sunday morning, May 12th, 1895 and the poor child was left handed all the rest of his life, his name was Charles Raymond Youtzy. On September 1st, 1897, Earl Youtzy was born, he died in infancy on February 9th, 1898. He was born on the Van Deusen Homestead at Van Home and died in Cedar Rapids. Pearl Alice Youtzy was born at 415 G. Ave. West, Cedar Rapids, on November 16th, 1898.
Chas. R. Youtzy was married on Oct. 25, 1916, to Caroline May Snyder at Iowa City. They had two children: Charles R. Youtzy Jr. and Edwin Eugene Youtzy. Born March 2nd, 1917 and July 2nd, 1918, respectively. Mary Frances Youtzy was married to Earl Hugh Curtis Winslow on June 4th, 1917. They have one son Franklin Earl Winslow who was born August 4th, 1924. Married at the B. F. Youtzy home. Pearl Alice Youtzy was married to Edward L. Hunter at the B. F. Youtzy home on Sept. 8th, 1925. They have twin children born on August 11th 1931, their names are Merlin Edward and Marylin Ann Hunter. The above is as full and accurate account of the B. F. Youtzy family as I have been able to get.
CHARLES R. YOUTZY,
534-7th Street S. W.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Eld. Abraham and Mrs. Lutz
A pioneer settler and founder of the Lutz relationship in
Stephenson County Ill. and a church leader of his people.
Mr. Lutz 1828 - 1898 | Mrs. Lutz 1838 - 1925
The Beginning of the Lutz Relationship
The second birth to Jacob and Elizabeth Lutz was Abraham Lutz. who was born on October 22, 1854 in Huntington County Pennsylvania. They moved west to Illinois in 1836 and located Chelsea, Jo Daviess County, Illinois where they engaged in farming.
To this union was born six children: Amanda, born October 21, 1854, in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania who came with her parents in 1856 and located in Jo Daviess County, Illinois where she grew to womanhood and later located near Winslow Illinois where she married Geo. Masters, 1875 of Lena, Illinois. Their occupation was farming.
To this union was born six children. Fanny who was born January 16, 1870. She married Fred Brose of Lena, Illinois on April 21, 1895. To their union was born two children, Eddie and Clara. Their occupation was farming till 1921 when they moved to the town of Lena, where they have since made their home, Fred taking up mason and carpenter work.
EDDIE was born March 6, 1896. He married RUBY BARCOCK on Jane 12, 1919. To their union was born two sons ELWYN AND ERNEST. Elwyn was born October 27, 1920 and Ernest on October 11, 1923. Their occupation is farming. Eddie is a reliable fellow and to complete a job, if there were eight days in the week, you would find him at it continuously. How could he be otherwise? With such a heritage behind him, he should be complemented. He is a good fellow.
The second child of FANNIE and FRED was CLARA. She was born January 24, 1900 and married RALPH WAGNER. To their union was born three sons, EUGENE, December 7, 1922, CLYDE, December 17, 1923. NORMAN, April 17, 1924. Ralph Wagner has some preparatory training in raising up boys as he is a preacher's son and has gone through a course himself. The way his boys are performing-, they all chose farming for their pursuit, and all united with the Church of the Brethren near Lena, Illinois.
Mr. and Mrs. George Masters
GEORGE and AMANDA LUTZ MASTERS were great church workers. A more consecrated couple could not be found, just anywhere. Their seat at church services were scarcely ever vacant, and when it come to any church improvement worthy of support, they were always foremost in supporting the same. Too much credit can not be given them for their church integrity, for they were so, even if called for an improvement in their own lives. Geo. Masters can well be termed on Orthodoxy. He was a man of deep seated convictions, sound in doctrine. to the extent that he was absolutely right and challenged others to live on the higher levels of life. Any one should be complimented for such integrity in their pursuit, and in whatever he did, he did his best in being some body and mode himself felt among people. He had faith that changed other lives as well as his own, sacred memories recall his activities.
GEORGE MASTERS was elected to the deacons office in the Church of the Brethren in 1887, and Fred Brose in 1906. The second born to George and Amanda Masters was KATIE, born August 29, 1878. She married ROSS TUELL, May 2, 1897. He first started farming and later looked after the needs of humanity by supplying them with medicine, associating himself with the W. T. Rawleigh Co, What more can be said of anybody His wife was his reserve.
EFFIE was the first child born to this union on October 25, 1899. She married Irvin Loomis on September 25, 1926. To this union was born two children: WILBUR, May 2, 1928, and Jane, December 2, 1929. Elbe graduated from Lena High School and taught school till married, then she became housemaid,
LILA was the second child born to Kate and Ross Tuell. She was born May 2, 1901, and married Floyd Eustice, December 30, 1925. To this union was born one son, Albert, on Jure 3, 1929. Lila was graduated from Lena High School, also, and taught school till married, then started a congenial abiding place.
ELLIS was the third child and was born March 9, 1903. He married MABLE EIKELBURGER on February 9, 1926. To their union was born two children: Shirley, June 2, 1930 and Jackie, July 31, 1932.
BLANCHE, was born May 18, 1904. She married Millard Richard on February 14, 1926. He chose operating a filling station for his occupation, and became quite a business fellow.
RALPH was born February 10, 1911. He married MARTHA VIRTUE, on February 14, 1932. To them were born two children in Freeport, Illinois. LOIS JEAN, November 10, 1932, and MAY LOUISE, July 6, 1935. Ralph chose electrical work for his occupation.
LAWRENCE was born September 30, 1918. He is residing at home in Freeport, Illinois and is a student in the Freeport High School, at this writing. Later, he has secured employment in Rockford, in a factory.
Third child born to George and Amanda Masters was CLARA born Dec. 28, 1879. Married W. G, Eisenbise of Waddams Grove, IL a minister in the Church of the Brethren. They chose farming for their persuit by serving the church in the free ministry, a custom of the church in that age. He was a talented minister, a fine reasoner and impressive speaker.
DAVID was the fourth child, born to George and Amanda Masters August 3, 1884. Married CORA BRUBAKER December 12, 1911. To this union was born one son, Harold, Feb. 6, 1916. David became the managers and proprietor of the Hoe Mfg. Co. at Canton, Ohio. David was a type of a good boy, husband and father.
GARVER MASTERS was the fifth son, born to George and Amanda Masters . He took in some schooling in Mt. Morris college, after which he married Blanche Richard of Lena, Ill. A graduate of Lena High school, Garver says record him as a truck driver at this writing. To look at him with his cane, one should take him for John L. Louis, telling those fellows down at Washington what to do with their problems, but he is too fat to have good executive ability. Of course we were not all alike, no fixed rule will apply to every one. Garver has a rule of his own, that no one can work but himself. The flesh he carries shows that his rules agrees with him.
One son MERLE was born Sept. 12, 1914, to Garver and Blanche Masters and graduated to the Lena High school. He continued to work with his father in the truck business until this 30th day of June 1937, in which he is to united in marriage to Esther Boyer at the Brethren church in Lena Ill., after which he will reside at Waddams Grove, Ill., in business with his father.
ALMA, the sixth child of George and Amanda Masters, took place July 31, 1894, at their home near Waddams Grove Ill. She grew to womanhood in the same locality and united in marriage, with Harry Moore of this locality Dec. 25, 1914. They chose farming for their pursuit, continuing in the same to date June, 1937. Considering everything, the age in which he now lives, surroundings, association, fellowship, activities in general, all points to the making of a good man. But Harry if at first you do not succeed, try, try again.
Its not the biggest things that count and makes the best show. Its the little things people do that makes the old world go. The little things you thoughtless did, will some day be a glowing monument to you.
Mr. and Mrs. Garver Lutz
GARVER LUTZ the second son born to Abraham and Lydia Lutz occurred Jan. 13, 1856. in Huntingdon County Pa. He came west with his arents, and grew to manhood near Winslow, Ill, He assisted in farm work at home till August 29, 1878. He was united in marriage with Addie Wire, also of Winslow, Ill. Addie was a very sincere church and Sunday School worker. After many years of devoted Christian life, she passed into the eternal, leaving her husband to mourn her departure. While she had no children of her own she gave her life in service to the raising of six orphan children. She also carried a certificate to teach school.
GARVER LUTZ married Lizzie Ditmar, 1913. To this union five children blessed their home: Garver, Myron, Kenneth, Lydia and Melvin. Garver was a good business man, a scholar, a debator, never looking down on the loss fortunate, but gave a helping hand to many a needy person. He was conservative in his views, but never was so selfish that he would not accept a better way if proved worthy. Integrity was his motto. His days were numbered and passed into the beyond, March 27, 1934. He left a life worthy of imitation.
Too much credit cannot be given to Albert and Clara Myers and Jacob and Emma Lutz. Four of a kind, for the part they played in perpetuating the Lutz relationship.
Conservative, even tempered, mild in expressing themselves about the activities of other people. Forbearers, forgiveness to those who were penitent, in church doctrine, and practice. They showed consideration and integrity.
Their children can only recall with sacred memories, the home association and fellowship with those parents, in childhood life.
Fred and Fannie Brose should have credit and are worthy of notice for the conservative lives they have lived, they stood for what they believed and professed, and did not keep people guessing where they stood, they lived open lives, regular at church services. It can be said in language of Solomon of old that a just man walketh in his integrity and his children are blessed after him. This can be said of Garver Lutz of this family relationship and of his family. After the life he lived for a legacy to their credit, it is far beyond rubies.
There is gold and a multitude of rubies, but the lips of knowledge are a precious Wei. How can one's children be otherwise, with such a heritage back of them.
Among women of all women there are no better women than is found in this relationship group.
Elder Ezra Lutz and wife
Only surviving people of the Fourth Generation of the Lutz Relationship
FRANKLIN LUTZ, born December 7, 1857. Departed September 12, 1862. Third -born to Abram and Lydia Lutz. He was kicked by a horse.
EZRA LUTZ, the fourth born to Abram and Lydia Lutz took place in Chelsea, Ill., January 21, 1860. At the age of four years, with his parents he located on a farm near Winslow, Ill., where he grew to manhood, assisting with the farm work till in the fall of 1881 he took a training course in Mt. Morris college to prepare himself for life's activities. December 14th, 1882, he united in marriage with Katie Kreps of Lena, Ill., locating on the Lutz homestead, where four children blessed their home: Franklin, Ira, Lulu and Sadie. June 18, 1892, he was placed into the ministry in the Church of the Brethren, serving the church in the free ministry to this date, 1937, making 45 years. He also filled the office of County Superintendent of Bible department of Stephenson County Sunday School association, a mechanic and farmer.
KATIE KREPS LUTZ, although not having any college training, became a very efficient song leader in church services. Otherwise she has left a life worthy of all who pass by to follow in her footsteps. Her home had her best attention and as worthy of imitation. Her husband and children can only call her blessed. She is loved and respected by all who know her.
FRANKLIN, son of Ezra and Katie Lutz was born October 4, 1883, near Winslow, III. He departed this life October 4, 1937 (1927?), a beautiful life passed away in his departure. Integrity was his goal, choosing to be in the right and stand alone rather than follow the masses in questionable persuit.
December 6, 1905, Frank united in marriage with PEARL AULTMAN of Waddams Grove, III. Two children came to their home, Ira and Iva. Frank was loyal to his family and profession.
IRA married Mildred Askey of Charles City, Iowa. He lived at Green, Iowa, at that time on a farm. Three children blessed their home: Karlen, Beverly, and Jean.
IVA, daughter of Frank and Pearl Lutz, unmarried.
IRA LUTZ, second son of Ezra and Katie Lutz, was born May 28, 1886, and departed this life October 11, 1911, with diabetis, aged 15 years 4 months. Ira was large for his age and a happy boy, but the Lord saw best to call him home. The family could only say farewell bright soul.
LULU was the third child born to Ezra and Katie Lutz, November 12, 1890, near Winslow, Ill. She graduated in the Lena High school, after which she took a course in Mt. Morris college. (She followed school teaching until she married CLAUD MARKER, September 11, 1911, One daughter, Kathryn, came to their home October, 1912. He passing away in 1913.
September 1918, she married ROY D. FARR1NOER, of Lena, Ill., who was a person of much experience. He attended the Lena High school, worked in the Henny Buggy Co. Also fired an engine on the R. R. for a train, then took up a homestead in Canada. He was a person who when attempting any thing worth while asked the advise of others. Considered it well then used his own judgment if he had a better way. Three children came to their home Dean, January 13, 1920; Dwight, May 28, 1921; Earl, March 15, 1929. Dean is a graduate of the Lena High school.
SADIE, the fourth child, born to Ezra and Katie Lutz which took place at their home, December 22, 1892 near Winslow, Ill. She was a graduate of the Lena High school and taught school until her marriage to AVERY STOUFFER, May 28, 1913- Avery Stouffer, was a person, if his imaginations and energies were given a field in which to use them, would sure get something done. Perhaps not all that he dreams of, but his persuit will not be a failure, but tells the world to go on. Four children born to them, Jean, a graduate in Manchester college Clarence and Evelyn, graduated in the Lena High school. Dale, a student in the rural school, raising ponies, cats and dogs for pass time. Their pursuit is that of operating a Hatchery, Sadie being counselor.
Jacob Lutz, the fifth child born to Abram and Lydia Lutz, took place November 3rd, 1862 at their home in Chelsea, JoDaviess County Ill. He grew to manhood on the home farm near Winslow Ill. Prior to his marriage January 20, 1885 to Miss Emma Sandrock, he spent some time in Mt. Morris college. Jacob was of a jovial nature, witty, talented and could grasp an idea quicker than any man out of a hundred. He was a full sized man of 250 pounds and his strength was equal to his size. He was loyal in business. To this union two children were born, Milton, July 11, 1887, who married Miss Maud Hall, daughter of Jacob Hall, a near relative of Andy Youtzy, January 12, 1912. She was a graduate of Lena High School. To this union two children were born, Gail Dorothy, March 31, 1915, Marjorie Mae March 20, 1924..
ETLA MAE, second child of Jacob and Emma Lutz was born December 23, 1893. She was a graduate in the Lena High School December 10, 1913, she married Frederic Rech of Lena. He was a salesman.
BEN LUTZ, an adopted child of Jacob and Emma Lutz, was taken into their home at the age of three years. An ideal boy in h is general life. His habits were worthy of imitation by the young men of this modern age. His general deportment is four blocks ahead of many of our trained scholars in our universities. In February 1906 he married Minnie Myers of Waddams Grove. To their union one child was born, Genevieve. Their home is in Lena, Ill.
CLARA LUTZ, the last child born to Abram and Lydia Lutz, took place at their home near Winslow, Feb. 21, 1864, where she grew to womanhood and in 1884 she married Albert Myers of Waddams Grove. To their union six children were born, Nellie and Lloyd passed away in childhood, Clark, Elden, Lytle and Alice survive.
ALBERT being a very conservative man with his boys soon secured a beautiful home near Waddams Grove, Ill., on the farm. In 1906 Albert was elected to the deacon's office in the Church of the Brethren. Modernism had little influence over him while in his life's activities. The old time religion was a sacred place to him and Clara, his wife who very much like him, even and mild tempered, qualified to meet the hardships of life.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Myers
Clark Myers, son of Albert and Clara Myers was born 1883 and grew up in the community in which he was born. When he grew to manhood, he took up some educational work in Mt. Morris college, then later in Bethany Bible school in Chicago, to prepare for future responsibilities in life's activities, soon he was placed into the ministry in the Church of the Brethren and became a fluent speaker in his profession, something like a whirl wind. He married Grace Simmons of Indiana. To their union was born three children; Avery, Ruth and Alice. Grace passed into the beyond in the prime of life, leaving her husband and children to mourn her departure.
Some years later, Clark married AGNES CRIPE, of Chippaway Valley, Wis. To this union two children have been born, Paul Leland, May 1934 and Dale Lawrence Feb. 6, 1936.
ELDEN MYERS, son of Albert and Clara Myers was born 1888 at Waddams Grove Ill. He married RUTH MARTIN of Freeport Ill. To their union was born six children; ???ios, Violet, Marjorie, Robert, Doris and Mary. Elden chose mail order house service in Chicago for Sears Roebuck & Co.
LYTLE MYERS, son of Albert and Clara Myers was born June 16, 1897. He married Jessie Gilm, two children was born to them, Pauline and Paul. She departed this life in the prime of life, after which he married LOUISE BOUNTY of Wisconsin, after which they begun a kindergarten class. To them three children have been born; Irvin Wayne 1931; Clarence Eugene, 1932 and Galen Marie, 1934. All near Waddams Grove Ill.
Lytle chose farming for his pursuit, and is quite prosperous, having four boys in his home to defy failure in his occupation in the future.
ALICE MYERS, the last child born in Albert and Clara Myers was married to ARTHUR WARNER, who soon after marriage was placed into work for their pursuit. Two children, have been born to them: Janice Aloka, April 15, 1937 and Barbara Joan July 19, 1931. Alice and Arthur both took training in Bethany Bible school, Chicago.
This completes the offspring of the ABRAHAM and LYDIA LUTZ to date, this 1937, the whole relationship are members of the Church of the Brethren.
Ezra Lutz, is the only surviving member of the Lutz family of the fourth generation. Father and Mother, Amanda, Garver, Jacob and Clara have all passed on to an other life as a ripe age in the seventies.
JOHN X. LUTZ, third child born in Grandfather Lutz, he had four sons; Oscar, Monroe, Edgar and Samuel. All have passed away. Out at the Lutz family at West Union, Huntingdon County, Pa. Monroe being the last surviving member of the John X. Lutz family. To him much of this history is due, passed away the latter days of 1936, after helping to gather facts in this history.
Oscar Lutz - Earl, Olive, Harry Effie.
Monroe Lutz - Howard, Earl, deceased; Elmer, Fannie, Byron, Rebecca Winnifred.
Dr. E.J. Lutz - Sara
Sam Lutz - Charles, Alton; John deceased.
CHARLEY LUTZ of the Lutz group around Lena, Ill., is a son of Samuel Lutz, who formerly resided at Winslow, Ill. Charles married Mariah Barr, of Winslow Ill., after which he took up railroading. He is a good fellow, standing for manhood, honor, purity, integrity and is a conductor on the Illinois Central railroad, and considered a reliable trusty workman.
In this group of Youtzy-Lutz relationship is found ministers, school teachers, mechanics, church officers, engineers, doctors, farmers, contractors of curious professions, song leaders, and the best that can be said of any people, they have descended from a strictly Christian heritage. Who came here in the pioneer days and withstood the hardships of life and departed this life reaving the country better for having spent a life of service turning their homes, schools and churches over to this group of their offspring to perpetuate every worthy enterprise they established. Their days have been numbered and passed on to their future reward, leaving* a life that is a blessing to coming generations. Do we realize that the present and future enterprises will be just what we put into then. Will we depart this life, leaving our surroundings even as good as our parents gave it to us. If we do not leave it better, our lives have been a failure for our advantages are far superior to those of pioneer days. It is evident we cannot handle our problems alone. Will we not take providence into our activities to guide us in our problems. I can hear the voice of the Soul saying yes.
IN THIS HISTORY
In writing this history of this Family Tree and the comments on some of the older lives, it must be understood that there is much room for all of us to make great improvements and do better than we have ever done, or even our fathers have done, for our educational privileges far exceed that of our parents.
We have not done our duty till we have done our best. At the top of the ladder should be our goal. How far have we ascended?
We may keep on plowing and sowing and reaping and gather Into our barns to feed our cattle and horses.
But beneath all the present commotion lies our need and hunger for vital religion, over and over again we must remind our selves that the human life's abiding necessity is for a God to worship and to serve. To know Him is to understand life's real meanings. May our lagging spirits be revived, that we may be able to meet our vast problems.
OUR PIONEER HERITAGE
Death is continually claiming our pioneer parents, one by one. As I look back over life, sacred memory recalls the noble consecrated lives. they spent in service. Grappling with many severe problems of life that they may be able to turn over to their offspring; a glorious heritage.
They stood for the truth and defended it with, great courage, challenging coming generations to a more serious thinking and pure lives. Many of their voices were silent but their influence lives on.
Today in their place are many young, busy living, carrying on many problems begun by our parents: marrying, erecting homes, helping the poor, visiting the sick, comforting the dying, where there is suffering and need of sympathy. Many in this relationship do not wait to be soliciting for help but their service is always ready.
It is as true today as when spoken years ago, that wheresoever the good deeds that have been performed by the noble lives of this heritage will be told for a memorial of them.
TRIBUTE TO JACOB LUTZ
The Chicago Daily News, asks if a duplicate child can be produced at the age of five years, with adult intellect, which they claim to have. A duplicate forerunner can be produced in the person of Jacob Lutz, son of Abraham and Lydia Lutz. A the age of 6 or 7 years he could compute any number of any amount of things called off to him, as fast as presented to him with correct answer.
A load of grain of 5675 lbs. could be thrown into bushels and at 37cents per bushel. A correct answer be given at the spur of the moment. A load of hogs weighing 2387 lbs. at $5.85 per 100. A correct answer would be given before the weighers had the figures written down. Jacob did many like problems, as a gift.
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Sister Lydia Lutz was born Oct. 27, 1837 in Huntingdon County PA. She was the daughter of Brother John and Sister Sarah Eby Garver. In 1853 she was married to Eld. Abram H. Lutz by Eld. Andrew Spangole, who still lives at Lewistown PA. He also baptized her in 1856. They lived near the old stone church in Germany Valley until the fall of 1856 when they came to Illinois, in company with three of her sisters and their families. Bro. Isaac Lutz and family located near Shannon. Eld. Isaac Myers some years later moved to Panther Creek, Iowa. Bro. E.X. Myers, in his last days, moved back again to Pennsylvania. These three families settled in Chelsea, Jo Daviess Co., also.
In 1864 Grandfather Lutz and family moved near the Louisa church in Stephenson County. Many were the trials they had, in coming to this new country and in helping to build up the Waddams Grove church.
To their marital union were born four sons and two daughters - all living in this community except one son, whose death was caused by a horse kicking him when a small boy. One son, Bro. Ezra Lutz, is at present the oldest minister in this church, and the writer, a grandson, is the youngest. The two daughters are Sister Amanda, wife of Bro. Geo. Masters, the oldest deacon; the other, Sister Clara, is my mother. Some of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren are active workers in the church here. One of the granddaughters is the wife of Bro. Fred Brose, a deacon, and another granddaughter is the wife of Bro. W.G. Eisenbise, a minister. Grandma will always be remembered as a kind-hearted and loving woman especially by the poor and needy. Her oldest son, Garver Lutz, has taken eight orphan children into his home. Her youngest son, Bro. Jacob Lutz, has also reared an orphan boy. Grandma's home was a place where many a one was abundantly fed, both physically and spiritually. They were seldom absent from church services and attended many of the love feasts in the adjoining churches. She was the one who started the GOSPEL MESSENGER Poor Fund, and many poor souls are fed spiritually through this little beginning. She was one of a large family, of whom one brother was elder, - Bro. John E. Garver, of Cora, Pa. One brother Geo. Garver, is a deacon in Huntingdon PA. Only one of the family is still living, - the youngest, Sister Hariet Myers of Shirleysburg, PA the second wife of Bro. X. Myers. Grandma's last days were spent at our home, where she died Oct. 11, 1895 aged near fifty-eight years. She was also laid to rest in the Chelsea cemetery.
May the children of these two Christian mothers in Israel and the generation to follow be prepared to meet in a grand reunion in heaven, with the unbroken family, to shout and sing the songs of victory through the ceaseless ages of eternity. May God be thanked for the lives and examples of such good grandmothers.
"Waddoms Grove, Illinois.
THREE WOMEN OF FIFTY YEARS AGO
These three women of fifty years ago are, reader's left to right: Sarah Myers, wife of Eld. Isaac Myers; Lydia Lutz wife of Eld. A.H. Lutz and mother of Eld. Ezra Lutz of Lena, Illinois: Elizabeth Lutz, wife of Isaac Lutz (Deacon) and grandmother of Dr. J.W. Fox. The three sisters were daughters of Brother John and Sister Sally Garver of Aughwick, Pa. They came to Northwestern Illinois as pioneers. The two first named were charter members of the Waddams Grove church, the last named of the Shannon church. "They have all passed on to a better future and their works do follow them. They all had large families and their children all joined the Church of the Brethren. " -- Ed.
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