Lotz / Lutz (Grimm)

Spelling Variations: 
Lutz (Grimm)
Луцъ (Grimm)
Lotz (Grimm)
Лоцъ (Grimm)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Anna Lutz, widow of Johannes Lutz, and her children (Johann [David], age 16; Johannes, age 12; Georg, age 8; Heinrich, age 5) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper John Scott.

The surviving children are recorded on the 1767 census of Grimm in Households No. 35 and 89.

The 1775 census of Grimm records the Lutz sons in Households No. 94 and No. 7 of the appendix.

David Lutz and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Grimm in Household No. Gm172.

Heinrich Philipp Lotz, son of David Lotz, and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Grimm in Household No. 118.

David Lotz and his siblings, children of Heinrich Philipp Lotz, are recorded on the 1857 census of Grimm in Household No. 136 along with a note that brothers Wilhelm and Heinrich Lotz relocated to the daughter colony of Rosenberg in 1852.

The widow and daughters of Johann Lutz are recorded on the 1798 census of Grimm in Household No. Gm177.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Anna Lutz came from the German region of Laubach. The 1767 census records that son Johannes Lutz came from the German village of Mannheim.

This surname appears as both Lutz and Lotz on various Russian records.


- 1775 Grimm Census (Households No. 94 & Appendix No. 7).
- 1834 Grimm Census (Household No. 118).
- 1857 Grimm Census (Household No. 136).
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Gm172, Gm177.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 78 & 85.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3765.

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Volga Colonies