Henry Lutz Lincoln County, New Mexico

Henry Lutz, who is engaged in sheep raising, his home being near Ancho, New Mexico, was born and reared in Bavaria, and at the age of seventeen years became a resident of Trinidad, Colorado. He arrived in New Mexico in 1883, making his way to Santa Fe, where he entered the employ of Spiegelburg & Company. Subsequently he went to Albuquerque, where he was an employee of E. J. Post & Company, and in 1886 he came to Lincoln, where he embarked in merchandising as a member of the firm of R. Michaelis & Company. In 1889 Mr. Lutz made a trip to Europe and remained abroad for two years, returning in 1891. He then became a partner in the Lincoln Trading Company, with which he was associated for four and a half years, and subsequently he turned his attention to the sheep raising industry in Ancho, where he has since remained. He has made a close and discriminating study of the needs of sheep and what best promotes the business of sheep raising, and he is today a well-known and successful representative of this industry.

Mr. Lutz is very active and prominent in Republican politics, being an unfaltering supporter of the party and its principles and a recognized leader in its ranks in Lincoln County. He has served as treasurer and collector of the county for two terms. Fraternally he is connected with Lincoln Lodge, Knight of Pythias.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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