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Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Lotz


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Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Lotz

Began his service in the Revolutionary War as Lt. Colonel in Haller’s Pennsylvania Battalion of the Flying Camp. Taken prisoner at the Battle of Long Island 27 Aug 1776. Confined until 16 Apr 1777, when he was paroled. Not exchanged until 10 Sep 1779. Appointed Commisary of Purchases until 3 Apr 1780. Born in Palatine, Germany on 20 Feb 1740 and died in Reading, PA on 28 Nov 1807. Chairman of the Standing Committee of Pennsylvania 1775. Delegate to the Pennsylvania Provincial Conference 1776. Member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly 1784-1786 and again 1790-1794. Delegate to the Pennsylvania Convention to Ratify the Federal Constitution in 1787, but did not sign the ratification. Associate Judge of Berks County, PA 1795-1806. Owner of two mills at the mouth of Wyomissing Creek. Married Rosanna Meyer. [Sources: M; H; “History of Berks County, Pennsylvania in the Revolution”, by Montgomery, 1894; Rootsweb’s World Connect Project; www.Genforum.genealogy.com/PA/Berks. Pic: “History of Berks County, Pennsylvania in the Revolution”, by Montgomery, 1894.]


Nicholas Lotz is currently unrepresented in the Society of the Cincinnati. Eligible descendants are encouraged to make inquiry regarding membership.

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