ANTON LUTZ, butcher, Mound City. Among the many enterprising Germans who have made Mound City their permanent home, we class the subject of this sketch. He was born January 23, 1833, in Rulfingen, Hohenzollern, Germany. His father, Anton Lutz, Sr., was also a native of Germany, where he died. He was a farmer by occupation, and also a soldier fighting against Napoleon Bonaparte. The mother of our subject was Maria Stark, a native of Germany, where she died. Her father, Joseph Stark, was a miller in the old country. She was the mother of seven children, viz.: Anna M. Goobs, Kresenzia Messerschmit, Mathias, Albert, Johan, Anton, our subject, and Carl. Mr. Lutz went to school in Germany, where he also learned his trade. He came to the United States in 1854, and lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, till 1860, when he came to Mound City, where he has followed his trade ever since. He was joined in matrimony in Cincinnati, in 1858, to Miss Kresenzia Moser, born March 19, 1834, in Baden, Germany. She is a daughter of Mathias Moser, and is the mother of three children now living, viz., Brima M., born November 11, 1864; Louisa, born October 21, 1868, and Joseph, born September 27, 1870. Mr. and Mrs. Lutz are religiously connected with the Catholic Church. He has been a member of the City Council. He is also a member of the famous order of "Druids." In politics, he is a Republican.
Extracted 02 Nov 2014 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V - Biographical Sketches, page 270.