HARVEY S. LUTE carries on general farming in Green township, Indiana county, but is especially interested in the growing
of potatoes, in which he has been notably successful. The farm he owns and lives upon by himself and his immediate ancestors for the better part of
a century, his grandfather, Jacob Lute, having settled there many years ago. The Lute family is of German origin, and has been settled in America for
about two hundred years. It has long been established in Westmoreland county, where Jacob Lute was born. Coming to Indiana county he bought a farm in Green
township, where he and his son Frederick, the father of Harvey S. Lute, built a log house at first. This was replaced in time by the substantial house
Mr. Harvey S. Lute occupies, which was erected in 1862. Jacob Lute continued to live on this place until his death which took place in the house now occupied by his grandson.
FREDERICK LUTE, son of Jacob Lute, was born Feb. 2, 1817, in Westmoreland county, Pa., came to Indiana county with his father, and died here July 23, 1904. He married Amelia Karlinsey, who was born in Cambria county, Pa., daughter of Daniel Karlinsey, a native of Germany who came to America and made his home in Cambria county, Pa., where his wife, Sarah died; he died at the battle of Fredericksburg, while serving in the Civil war. Mrs. Lute died March 10, 1881. Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Lute, namely: Harry F., who lives in Idaho; Lottie, wife of Bruce Lute, of Indiana county; Daniel, deceased; Blanche, wife of Archie F. Westover, of Cambria county; and Harvey S. Harvey S. Lute was born March 17, 1879, in Green township, and received his education in the public schools there. When a boy he began farming, and after the death of his father became the owner of the home place, where he has ever since engaged in general agricultural pursuits. He is one of the largest growers of potatoes in Indiana county, having raised three thousand, four hundred bushels in 1911, off thirteen acres. This branch of his work has been thoroughly systematized, and he makes a business of wholesaling and retailing, not selling through commissioned men.
On July 6, 1903, Mr. Lute was married to Elizabeth H. Walker, who is a native of Venango county, Pa., daughter of Robert and Jane (Williams) Walker, both of whom are deceased. J Walker was extensively engaged in the manufacture of brushes at Franklin, Pa. He died Aug. 28, 1903; his wife had passed away Feb. 28, 1886. They were the parents of nine children, of whom Susan, the eldest, is deceased; one died in infancy; Elizabeth M. is the wife of Harvey S. Lute; Robert is a resident of Franklin, Pa.; F. D. lives in Wheeling, W. Va.; Emily is the wife of E. G. Coe, formerly of Edison, Ohio, now living in Florida; Jennie died in infancy; another child, not named, died in infancy; May is the wife of H. Ross Reynolds, formerly of Edison, Ohio, now living in Cleve land, Ohio.
Mr. and Mrs. Lute are members of the Nebo Presbyterian Church in Green township, near their residence.