Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Lutz, Nicholas

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LUTZ, Nicholas, soldier, b. in the Palatinate, Germany, 20 Feb., 1740; d. in Reading, Pa., 28 Nov., 1807. He was captain of a battery at the battle of Long Island, where he was taken prisoner, but was exchanged in 1779. He was a delegate to the Pennsylvania convention to ratify the Federal constitution in 1787, a member of the Pennsylvania house of representatives in 1783-'94, and was appointed assistant justice of Berks county courts on 6 Feb., 1795.