Col Nicholas “Lotz” Lutz

Col Nicholas “Lotz” Lutz

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Death 30 Nov 1807 (aged 67)
Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 47648384 · View Source
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Reading Adler

LOTZ, Col. Nicolaus, died a week ago yesterday in Reading in his 67th year. (12-8-1807ed.)
The above notice would equate for Monday, November 30


wife Rosina Meyer
Nicholas Lutz/Lotz was born in the Palatinate, Germany, Feb 20, 1740, coming to America when a young man. he located in Berks County, was a millwright by occupation, establishing a mill near Reading, at the mouth of the Wyomissing Creek. He became early identified with the cause of independence, and was a member of the provincial conference which met at Carpenter's Hall, Jun 18, 1776. He was in command of a battalion of Associators at the battle of Long Island, where he was taken prisoner, and confined until Apr 16, 1777, when he was admitted to a patrol, but not exchanged until Sep 10, 1779. He was appointed commissary of purchases Apr 16, 1780, and served in the General Assembly almost continuously from 1783 to 1790. He was a delegate to the Pennsylvania Convention to ratify the Federal constitution in 1787, but did not sign the ratification. Under the constitution of 1789-90 he served as a member of the House of Representatives from 1790-94. He was appointed by Governor Mifflin one of the associate judges of Berks County, Feb 6, 1795,serving until a short time before his death. He died at Reading on the 28th of November, 1807, aged sixty-seven years.

Nicholas and Rosina were members of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading, Pa. He had a brother Hieronymus, with the 5th Pa Regiment, who died before 1792. Hieronymus named Nicholas in his will dated 24 Mar 1792, in Berks County.
Other Lutz adult records at this church during 1772-1787 include John, Michael, Christian, and Nicholas Jr.


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  • Created by: N.D. Scheidt
  • Added: 6 Feb 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 47648384
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Nicholas “Lotz” Lutz (20 Feb 1740–30 Nov 1807), Find a Grave Memorial no. 47648384, citing Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by N.D. Scheidt (contributor 47099775) .