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Frederick Lutz, 1850

    Died June 28, 1935

Born in Uehlingen, Germany February 26, 1850, the son of Josef and Katharina Weiler Lutz, Frederick first attended school in his nativ village and in other German villages before coming to the United States in 1870 at the age of 20. During his first six years in America he lived in Sebewaing and Saginaw, Michigan, and Fosteria and Berea, Ohio. Six years after his arrival to the US, he received his B.A. degree in 1876 from what was then the Baldwin University in Berea. Another B.A. was granted to him by Harvard University in 1878 before he received a master’s degree from Baldwin. He received a doctor of literature degree from Albion in 1911.

His teaching career began on the Albion campus in 1885 after he had done several years of teaching at Harvard. Dr. Lutz taught romance languages at Albion for 35 years. Only a week or two before his death he had attended commencement. His wife, Marcia, died several years before him, and at the time of his death he was living with a daughter in Detroit. Died June 28, 1935 in a Detroit hospital. At that time he was 85 and had been retired as an active faculty member for 15 years.

Lutz Courtyard named in honor of Professor Lutz.

Grave stone at Riverside Cemetery.

Source: Gildart, Robert. Albion College, 1835-1960, A History. Chicago: Donnelley Lakeside Press, 1961.

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