My great great grandfather was Herman Lutter and his brother was Otto. Repetition of names is a clue that there is a relationship here.
This certificate was ordered online through WisconsinHistory.org for $15 and arrived via email within a few days.
I was hoping that a hometown in Germany was provided for the father, Charles, or Charlie. No. Saxony, Germany was the birthplace of Charlie Lutter. The birthplace of the mother, Theresa Turnow, was provided: Kolmar, Posen [Prussia]; now in Poland.
My great great grandfather, Herman Lutter (1860-1924) was from Scheibe, now in Thuringen. This area was south and east of Sachsen in the late 1800s. What we know as Germany today was a collection of states that grew and shrank and were renamed often in the time that Herman Lutter left the area until his death. It is possible that one member of the family referred to their area of origin as Thuringen and another as Sachsen.
|States of Germany 1871-1918|
And why is the reporting person Carl Luther? Is this Charlie Luther, also known as Charles Luther? Or do we have another relative living with them?