He was born in 1841/46, in Pennsylvania, to William Lutz and Margaret [unknown family name].
They had five children.
His father, who was an alcoholic, abandoned the family around 1852.
date 3 (18 in 1864), 8 (9 in 1850).
In 1850, he was living in ward 5, Moyamensing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He was living with his parents, William and Margaret Lutz, and with Catharine, George, James, and Fred (presumably his siblings), along with others.
He had attended school within the year.
From 1862 through 1864, he was a stonecutter by trade, but a gardener by occupation.
He earned about twelve to fourteen dollars each month, and gave most of that to his mother.
During the war
He enlisted and was mustered into service at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 18 February 1864.
He was mustered in as a private in company D.
[sources: 1, 3, 7, 9]
He died of sunstroke, in the field, in Virginia, on 5, 6, 7, or 8 May 1864.
According to William Chandler, he died on the march to the Wilderness, Virginia.
He was a private, in company D.
[sources: 1 (6 May), 2 (5 May), 3 (6 May), 4, 5, 7 (5 May [Adj. Gen.], 7 May [Surg. Gen.], 8 May [mother's declaration]), 9]
After the war
On 29 September 1865, his mother, Margaret Lutz, applied successfully for a pension, from Pennsylvania, under the act of 14 July 1862.
She was 50 years old, and lived at 1613 Seybert Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
[sources: 6, 7, 10]
The pension was transferred from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Hartford, Connecticut, from 17 June 1876 through 26 May 1877.
On 1 October 1892, the Pension Office issued a new pension certificate, showing that Margaret was pensioned at $12 per month (retroactive to 19 March 1886), under the Act of 19 March 1886.
Margaret was living at rear 1420 Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233.
(In the roster)
[abstract of widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 15, certificate WC 79,122, Margaret Lutz mother of William Lutz]
[abstracted January 2012 from 17 pages on Fold3]
father William Lutz married Margaret [unknown family name] (p.3)
five surviving children, all married, in 1864 when Margaret applied for pension. one daughter living at home (pp.4, 15)
father deserted family; 'a very intemperate man' (pp.3, 15)
stonecutter by trade, gardiner by occupation; earned $12 to $14 per month, most of which he gave to his mother (pp.4, 15)
18 Feb 1864
enrolled and mustered in as private based on Treasury Department records, not Adjutant General's (p.6)
5 May 1864
died from sun stroke (according to Adjutant General's records) (p.5)
7 May 1864 according to Surgeon General's records [p.8]
8 May 1864 according to declaration "sun struck while on march to action in the Wilderness May 8.1864, and died same day in consequence" (p.3)
on march according to officer's affidavit
29 Sept 1865
mother Margaret Lutz applied for a pension (application 110,872) under the act of 14 July 1862
dated 22 Sep 1865 (p.3)
50 years old, post office address 1613 Seybert St Philadelphia Pennsylvania (p.3)
wife of William Lutz, who deserted her about 15 years ago; he left no property for her support; she does not know where he lives; 'he was a man of dissipated habits' (p.3)
Jemima Kepler and Elizabeth Young (Philadelphia residents) were her witnesses (p.3)
attorney W N Ashman, 1307 Chestnut St Philadelphia PA
George Young and John C Young (both residents of Philadelphia) testified on her behalf (p.15)
accepted 20 July 1866 retroactive to 7 May 1864, (certificate 79,122 dated 24 July 1866) at a rate of $8 per month (p.11)
10 Apr 1866
the Pension Office sent circular 14 to the Surgeon General (p.10)
9 March 1866
William H Chandler (late 2nd lieut co D) certified that William Lutz was a private in co. D, 'was sun struck on march to action of the Wilderness Va. May. 8. 1864, and died the same day in consequence thereof', that he saw Lutz sunstruck, and the Division Hospital notified him that Lutz had died (p.13)
12 May 1866
Surgeon General's Office reported to the Pension Office that Surgeon W G Kier reported William Lutz as having died on 7 May 1864 at the regimental hospital of sunstroke [p.8]
23 May 1866
the Pension Office received a reply to circular 14 (p.10)
11 June 1866
the Pension Office sent circular 16 to "P.G" [?] (p.10)
18 July 1866
Treasury Department reported to the Pension Office that William Lutz was enrolled and mustered in on 18 Feb 1864 [p.6]
17 June 1876
the pension was transferred from Philadelphia Pennsylvania to Hartford Connecticut; she was receiving $8 per month (p.12)
4 March 1876
'G.O. C.P.A. N.H.' (p.12)
26 May 1877
the pension was transferred from Hartford Connecticut to Philadelphia Pennsylvania; she was receiving $8 per month (p.12)
12 December 1877
the pension office sent a letter from the claimant, to the Philadelphia Pension Agency (p.12)
8 April 1892
'Feb. permit Sec A.D.' [?] (p.12)
28 July 1892
the Pension Office did something with 'May and August permits' (p.12)
1 Oct 1892
new pension certificate reissued to show rate increase to $12.00 per month retroactive to 19 March 1886 (date of the act) (p.16)
Margaret Lutz, P.O. rear 1420 Bainbridge St., Philadelphia PA (p.16)
[1861 Sherman's Philadelphia city directory, page 590] Lutes Margaret, widow William, dealer, stall 89 Race st Market, h N E Broad & Race
Lutz Margaret, gentlewoman, 710 N 3d
Lutz William, gardener, Austin bel Federal