Johann Michael Lutz, a wool weaver (Wollweber), and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the Danish galliot Nord Stern under the command of Skipper Detlev Belling.
Michael Lötze [sic], his wife Anna Maria, and son Johann Gottfried (age 7) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that the mother Anna Maria died en route.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Warenburg on 12 May 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 82.
In 1788, Gottfried Lutz moved from Warenburg to Dinkel.
The 1767 census records that Johann Michael Lutz came from the German village of Köpfingen in the Württemberg region.
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