I can't find Alex Lutter in Newark. I can find Alex Lutter in Chicago. He is dead before the 1900 census. He left behind a wife, Odelia, and three children, Emma, Adolph, and Gertrude. By the 1910 census, Odelia is dead, and the children are wards of Gustav Schwabe.
|1910 census, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; ED 897; page 18B; enumerated 29 April 1910.|
Their bank books turned up in an auction on eBay. This is incredible.
These little bank books are mostly accountings of monthly expenses, perhaps because the children were drawing from some kind of an inheritance from their deceased parents.
|Expenses of Adolph Lutter|
|Expenses of Emma Lutter- music lessons from Miss E. McIntyre|
|Expenses of Gertrude Lutter|
|Friends or relatives of Emma Lutter|
|Iowa state census, 1925, for Albert and Bertha Lorenzen at 435 1st Avenue, Clinton. His parents were Paul Lorenzen and Christine Powers; her parents were Charles Kohler and Sophia Kamp.|