The Lotz Family Papers digital collection provides online access to correspondence (with typescripts), postcards, genealogy research notes, essays, commencement programs, and other materials from the Lotz family of Jay and Delaware County, Indiana from 1860 to 2008.
The Lotz family was one of the first families to settle in the Jay County and Delaware County area. The family can be traced to Abraham and Nancy (Carpenter) Lotz, whose son, Jacob, married Keturah Winters in Portland, Indiana. Jacob and Keturah had five children: Florence, Dumont, Minnie, Myrtle, and Markie. Dumont pursued a successful career in education, serving on the faculty at Indiana University and Royerton High School, and as the principal of DeSoto High School. He married Nannie (Bloss) in 1894 and had four children: Helen, Margaret, Dorothy, and John. John served in many public offices in Delaware County including Hamilton Township Trustee, Delaware County Assessor, and Bailiff of Delaware County Superior Court 4.
The complete collection of the Lotz family papers is available in the Ball State University Archives and Special Collections.