Maria Elisabetha Lutz

1847–1931 (Age 83)

The Life of Maria Elisabetha

When Maria Elisabetha Lutz was born on 24 December 1847, in Germany, her father, John Friedrich Lutz, was 32 and her mother, Margaretha Büchler, was 26. She married Philip Schaefer on 15 March 1870, in Tazewell, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Fairmont, Fillmore, Nebraska, United States for about 30 years. She died on 7 September 1931, in Exeter, Fillmore, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Exeter, Fillmore, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Maria Elisabetha Lutz
Philip Schaefer
Marriage: 15 March 1870
Elizabeth M. Schaefer
Frederick John Schaefer
Philip Nicholas Schaefer
Joseph Louis Schaefer
George Frederick Schaefer
Katherine Margaret Schaefer
Ludwig John Schaefer
Caroline Anna Schaefer

Spouse & Children

15 March 1870
Tazewell, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German

Age 5

On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 23

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 German: from a short form or pet form of Ludwig .2 South German (Lütz): from a short form of a name Luizo, Liuzo, derived from a Germanic name formed with liut- ‘people’ as the first element.3 French: habitational name from Lutz-en-Dunois in Eure-et-Loir. This is a common name in PA and OH.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Schaefer in household of Phillip N Schaefer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elizabeth M Scharfer in household of Phillipp Scharfer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elizabeth Schaefer in household of Phillip Schaefer, "United States Census, 1900"

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