Bernardus Lutz

Bernardus Theodorus Lutz, known as Bernd or Bernard, was born on February 8, 1822, as the first child of Antonius Lutz and Josephina Lutz-Vos at Lutz Farm in Vöhren. Josephina and Antonius had been trying to conceive for a long time and were overjoyed when Bernardus was finally born. This was not only a blessing for the family but also meant that they had an heir to the estate.

Lisa Lutz was born on May 5, 1828, on the Lutz estate in Vöhren. Her older brother Bernardus, who was 6 at the time, was also present at her birth.

Bernardus grew up on a farm and learned how to manage it from a young age. He started with small tasks at seven years old and was taking care of the animals by eleven. When he turned of age in 1848, he received the entire estate as a gift from his father. Although his father was feeling the effects of years of hard labor by then, Bernardus was happy to take over. However, he knew it would be challenging to keep the farm running amidst tough financial times, decreasing soil quality, and competition. Despite these challenges, Bernardus was committed to preserving the farm's old traditions, which made him more popular. Many families saw marrying into the Lutz family as an opportunity. Nevertheless, Bernardus followed his heart when he met Helena Hahn at the hospital in Lutheria. The couple had a secret rendezvous in her apartment, intending to keep it a secret as it could lead to a scandal. Unfortunately, Helena discovered she was pregnant, and Bernardus quickly proposed to her to cover it up. However, the pregnancy became challenging for Helena, and they had to postpone. The scandal eventually broke out putting a stain on the family's reputation.

Theodore Lutz, also known as Theo, was born on May 1, 1850, as the second child of Bernardus Lutz and Helena Hahn, at the Lutz family's estate. His grandparents, Josephina and Antonius, were present at his birth. Helena had a challenging time before and during the birth, experiencing sickness, fatigue, and stress. The delivery lasted for more than twenty hours, but Josephina remained by her daughter-in-law's side throughout the process until Theo was finally born.

Bernardus and Helena tied the knot on July 1st, 1851, about a year after welcoming their first child. The wedding ceremony took place at St. Mary's Chapel in Lutheria, with guests including Bernardus' parents, Josephina and Antonius Lutz, as well as colleagues and friends. Following the wedding, Helena relocated to Lutz farm to live with Bernardus, and she took on farming duties while also working part-time as a nurse at the local hospital in Lutheria.

However, during their first year of marriage, Helena discovered that Bernardus had a tough and at times aggressive side, which she believed stemmed from his fear of losing the farm and the constant struggle to survive. But despite Bernardus' occasional petulant behavior, their love for each other remained strong. Helena's nurturing and empathetic personality enabled her to calm Bernardus down during difficult moments.

Arendt Lutz, the second child of Bernardus and Helena Lutz, was born on March 30, 1853, at the Lutz family estate in Vöhren. His grandparents, Josephina and Antonius, were present during his birth, while his two-year-old brother Theo quietly witnessed the event. Unlike Theo's difficult birth, Arendt's arrival was smooth and quick, without any complications.

Bernard inherited many physical traits from his father, such as brown eyes, dark brown hair, and a sturdy build. Growing up on a challenging farm, Bernard became a strong man with large hands and feet, as well as the stamina of an ox. However, his tough upbringing has also influenced his personality. While he is a caring husband and father, he can be demanding of his family and expects nothing less than their best. This is especially true for his youngest child, Arendt, who has a gentle disposition and may receive stricter treatment from Bernard.

Family

The Lutz family is a group of farmers who predominantly reside in the Vöhren district. The majority of family members either currently live or have previously lived on the Lutz estate, a small farmhouse where cattle and crops are bred. This property has been owned by the family for generations, with the eldest child inheriting it. Most family members tend to work until old age and stay on the estate until they pass away. Many farmers in the area struggle to earn a living, yet they work hard to keep their farms running out of pride and respect for their old traditions, even if it means personal loss.

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Josephina Vos
★ Apr 27, 1790

Divorced on: Feb 08, 1822
Josephina Elisabeth Maria Vos was born on April, 27th, 1790. She lives with her husband and family on the Lutz farm in Vöhren and owns a clothing shop in the city of Lutheria.
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Antonius Lutz
★ Feb 11, 1789

Divorced on: Feb 08, 1822
Antonius Lutz was born on February 11th, 1789, on the family estate called Lutz farm in Vöhren.
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Lisa Lutz
★ May 05, 1828

Divorced on: May 05, 1828
Lisa Lutz was born on May 5th, 1828, the daughter of Antonius Lutz and Josephina Lutz. She lives with her husband on the Tenvenn estate.
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Helena Hahn
★ Aug 12, 1831

Divorced on: Jul 01, 1851
Helena Hahn was born on August 12, 1831. She lives with her husband Bernardus Lutz on the Lutz farm and works in her mother in law's fashion shop in the city of Lutheria.
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Theo Lutz
★ Jan 01, 1860

Divorced on: May 01, 1850
Theo Lutz was born on January 1st, 1860 as the son of Bernardus Lutz and Helena Hahn. He lives with his family on Lutz farm in Vöhren.
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Arendt Lutz
★ Mar 30, 1853

Divorced on: Mar 30, 1853
Arendt Lutz was born on March 30, 1853, as the son of Bernardus Lutz and Helena Hahn. He lived with his family on the Lutz farm in Vöhren.

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Feb
1822
Birth
Birth Bernardus Lutz
February 8, 1822
Location: Lutz farm
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1822-02-08
05
May
1828
Birth
Birth Lisa Lutz
May 5, 1828
Location: Lutz farm
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1828-05-05
11
Feb
1848
Inheritance
Bernardus Lutz takes over Lutz farm
February 11, 1848
Location: Lutz farm
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1848-02-11
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May
1850
Birth
Birth Theo Lutz
May 1, 1850
Location: Lutz farm
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1850-05-01
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Jul
1851
Wedding
Wedding Helena Hahn & Bernardus Lutz
July 1, 1851
Location: St. Mary's Chapel
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1851-07-01
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1853
Birth
Birth Arendt Lutz
March 30, 1853
Location: Lutz farm
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