This is a surname on my husband’s maternal side. Of course the Lutzs are from Nova Scotia. Following the Lutz back starting with Robert’s great grandparents Azie Elvison Lutz and Florence Odessa Palmer-George C Lutz and Bertha Barbara Barkhouse-Rufus Lutz and Margaret Clem-William Lutz and Mary Ann Brown. There is a story about William Lutz and Mary Ann Brown that we’ve seen during our research and is mentioned in the book “New Voices on the Shores, Early Pennsylvania German Settlements in New Brunswick” by Rainer L Hempel. William and Mary Ann left New Brunswick in the 1800s because the family didn’t approve of Mary Ann or a family disagreement. They crossed the Bay of Fundy in a flimsy boat and were never heard from. Their families assumed they perished. But generations later their descendants were discovered in Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia.
“New Voices on the Shores, Early Pennsylvania German Settlements in New Brunswick” by Rainer L Hempel is a very informative book for anyone with ancestors of the Lutz, Ricker, Wortman, Steeves, Teitz, and Sommers. It gives a great background to the Lutz family and their struggles in Germany and their immigration to Pennsylvania and then New Brunswick.
Where to find this book:
If you want to buy a copy for yourself, AbeBook usually a couple of copies for sell.
To borrow the book you can get it from inter library loan, (Canada Library and Archives has a list of where it can borrowed).