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Louis Luttrop is the answer for Clearwater History Trivia #581, a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.
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Monday: Blue eyes
Tuesday: Sandy hair
Saturday: World War I draft registration
Monday: Born in Wisconsin
Tuesday: Married in Orofino
Wednesday: With his brother, he was a proprietor
Monday (11-11-19): Brother named Fred
Thursday (11-14-19): Chicken
Monday (11-18-19): Meat
Tuesday (11-19-19): Fifth of eight children
While not a lot of information is available on Louis Luttropp, his name is found among the leaders of early Orofino.
He was born March 5, 1876 in Wisconsin to Reinhardg Deitrich and Palina Witt Luttropp. He was the fifth of eight children, according to Find-A-Grave. Both of his parents were born in Germany, according to census records.
He married Edith Elizabeth Thompson on July 12, 1916 in Orofino, according to their marriage certificate.
He and his brother/half-brother, Fredrick Wilhelm Luttropp were proprietors of Orofino Meat and Cold Storage Co. The business advertised fresh and cured meats, poultry, etc. with "All meats prepared in our new, sanitary packing plant."
According to the Genesee News of Sept. 21, 17, the brothers were adding a third cold storage room to nearly double their cold storage capacity. "On account of the feed situation and the tendency of farmers to sell their livestock, they plan to store more beef through the winter and also increase their summer storage of eggs."
A couple interesting pieces of trivia from his 1918 Draft Registration show that he was 42 years old at the time and had blue eyes and sandy hair. The registration was signed by H. Walrath on Sept. 17, 1918.
He died June 1, 1951 and is buried in Normal Hill Cemetery in Lewiston.
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