Biography of John J. Luthmann
Mercer County, Ohio Biographies

JOHN JOSEPH LUTHMANN, one of Butler township's prosperous agriculturists, who resides on a highly cultivated farm of 80 acres located in section 1, was born at Egypt, Auglaize County, Ohio, March 23, 1861, and is a son of John C. and Mary Luthmann.

John C. Luthmann was born in Germany. He was a school teacher prior to and after coming to America. He located in Auglaize County, Ohio, and taught for some time at Wapakoneta and at Egypt. He died August 16, 1894, near Minster, leaving a farm of 149 acres in Adams County, Indiana.

John J. Luthmann was reared in Auglaize County. In 1884 he went to Adams County, Indiana, to cultivate the land left by his father, and acquired a farm of 69 acres in Adams County, which he sold in 1898, when he purchased his present farm in Butler township. In 1901 he built a large frame house and barn; he has made other necessary improvements.

Mr. Luthmann was married (first) in 1884 to Dora Deneka, of Adams County, who died 22 months later. Hem was married (second) in 1886 to Tracy Robin, who died 13 months after marriage. They had one child, Casper, who died at the age of 16 months. Mr. Luthmann was married (third) in 1889 to Lizzie Bruening, and they had one child, Mary, who died October 16, 1900, aged 11 years. Mr. Luthmann and his wife are members of the Catholic Church.

History of Mercer County, Ohio
and Representative Citizens
Edited & Compiled by: Hon. S. S. Scranton
Published by: Biographical Publishing Company
Chicago, Illinois

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