Minerva Lutz

1871–1938 (Age 66)
Prussia, Germany

The Life of Minerva

Minerva Lutz was born on 24 August 1871, in Prussia, Germany. She married Frederick W Roll on 4 August 1891, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Bennett, Adams, Colorado, United States in 1920 and Bloomington, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1930. She died on 17 March 1938, in Wheat Ridge, Jefferson, Colorado, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Wheat Ridge, Jefferson, Colorado, United States.

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Minerva Lutz
Frederick W Roll
Marriage: 4 August 1891
Walter Paul Roll
Frederic William Roll
Teresa Roll
Louis Charles Roll
Nellie Anna Roll

Spouse & Children

4 August 1891
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States


World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Modoc War

Age 1

Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.

Age 19

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.

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)

  • Minnie Roll in household of Fred W Roll, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Minerva Roll in household of Fredrick Roll, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Minnie Roll in household of Fred W Roll, "United States Census, 1900"

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