Martin Kitzmiller1

M, b. 11 February 1772, d. 10 April 1861
     Martin Kitzmiller was born on 11 February 1772 at York Co., PA. He was the son of John George Kitzmiller and Anna Christina Keefauver. Martin Kitzmiller married Mary Elizabeth DeWald, daughter of Henrich DeWald and Maria Catherine Greaver, circa 1798 at York Co., PA. Martin Kitzmiller died on 10 April 1861 at Washington Co., TN, at age 89. He was buried in April 1861 at Buffalo Ridge Church Cemetery, Gray's Station, Washington Co., TN, Headstone legend:

In memory of
MARTIN KITZMILLER
Born Feb. 11, Day 1772
Died Apr. 10, Day 1861.

Children of Martin Kitzmiller and Mary Elizabeth DeWald

Citations

  1. [S29] Charles M. Bennett, Washington County Tombstone Inscriptions, Vol. III., 71.

Martin Kitzmiller

M, b. 13 June 1850, d. 29 January 1940
     Martin Kitzmiller was born on 13 June 1850 at Washington Co., TN.1 He was the son of Martin Kitzmiller Jr. and Elizabeth Christina DeVault.
Note: did not marry. Martin Kitzmiller died on 29 January 1940 at Bates Co., MO, at age 89. He was buried in 1940 at Scott Cemetery (aka Mount Vernon Cemetery), Amsterdam, Bates Co., MO.

Citations

  1. [S467] 1850 Federal Census, Washington County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 898.

Martin Kitzmiller1

M, b. circa 1835
     Martin Kitzmiller was born circa 1835 at Washington Co., TN.1 He was the son of David Kitzmiller and Elizabeth Hughes.1

Citations

  1. [S467] 1850 Federal Census, Washington County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 898.

Martin C. Kitzmiller1

M, b. 15 January 1858, d. 13 September 1946
     Martin C. Kitzmiller was born on 15 January 1858 at Macoupin Co. (probably), IL.1 He was the son of Abdiel N. Kitzmiller and Mary Jane Taylor.1 Martin C. Kitzmiller lived on 31 January 1920 at Soda Springs, Clackamas Co., OR; census p.9B, marital status "S." He lived on 8 April 1930 at Glendale, Douglas Co., OR. He lived on 20 April 1940 at Glendale, Douglas Co., OR; marital status "S", single. He died on 13 September 1946 at Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 88 dates per California Death Index online at ancestry.com, listed as Martin K. Kitzmiller.

Citations

  1. [S1969] 1860 Federal Census, Gentry County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 620; FHL #803620.

Martin C. Kitzmiller

M, b. 1 May 1924, d. 6 January 1997
     Martin C. Kitzmiller was born on 1 May 1924 at Illinois. He was the son of James Martin Kitzmiller and Josephine Ellen Cullen. Martin C. Kitzmiller married Mary Margaret Denby, daughter of William Cecil Denby and Beulah Roe Baugh. Martin C. Kitzmiller died on 6 January 1997 at age 72.

Martin Eldridge Kitzmiller

M, b. 31 July 1900, d. 4 March 1955
     Martin Eldridge Kitzmiller was born on 31 July 1900 at Kingsport, Sullivan Co., TN. He was the son of John Eldridge Kitzmiller and Frances Elizabeth Hammett. Martin Eldridge Kitzmiller married Elizabeth Belle Doran, daughter of John H. Doran and Curtis Oliva Shipley. Martin Eldridge Kitzmiller died on 4 March 1955 at Sullivan Co., TN, at age 54. He was buried in March 1955 at Beulah Community Cemetery, Kingsport, Sullivan Co., TN, Find A Grave Memorial# 55204613.

Child of Martin Eldridge Kitzmiller and Elizabeth Belle Doran

Martin Kitzmiller Jr.1

M, b. 2 February 1805, d. 1 July 1854
     Note: (from Tracy Devault)

Martin Kitzmiller, Jr. first married on September 22, 1828 in Carter County, Tennessee. His wife was Rebecca Duncan and the couple had three children: Abdiel, Joseph and Mary. The first of a series of tragedies to strike the family of Martin Jr. was in 1836 when Rebecca died. Martin Jr. was left with three small children to care for. On October 5, 1837 he married his double cousin, Elizabeth Christina Davault the daughter of Jacob and Rachel (Kitzmiller) Davault. The next tragedy occurred on April 27, 1847, when Joseph, the second child of his first marriage, died. By now Martin and Elizabeth had seven children of their own. Their names were: James, Jacob, John, Rebecca, Susan, Margaret and Martin III. In December of 1850 the family moved to Macoupin County, Illinois. They were part of a large migration of families from east Tennessee to Illinois. This migration included four of Elizabeth's brothers and sisters. Martin and Elizabeth's last child, Rufus, the only child to be born in Illinois, died at birth on March 25, 1853. Then, on July 1, 1854, Martin himself died.
The series of tragedies was not over with Martin Jr.'s death. Tragedy struck three times in 1859: On November 4th his son Jacob died, a month later on December 14th his daughter Rebecca died and eight days later, on December 24th his daughter Susan died. In 1862 two more sons died: Abdiel on April 4th and James on April 23rd. By 1870, out of a family of three adults and 11 children, only Martin's second wife, Elizabeth and three of her children were still living. They were John, Margaret, Martin III. In 1873 daughter Margaret married Benjamin F. Scott. He died on September 23, 1879, and, two months later, on December 18th, Margaret's mother died.
Sometime after 1880, unmarried brothers John and Martin III and widowed sister Margaret with her two small children moved to Bates County, Missouri. John and Martin III never did marry. Of the two children of Margaret (Kitzmiller) Scott, son James Ralph Scott married but had no children and daughter Euphia Scott, never married.
Based on the information that Newland had at the time he prepared his report, he believed that there were no living descendants of Martin Jr. New information has shown this to be incorrect. Newland had assumed that Abdiel and Mary, the two children from Martin Jr.'s first marriage that were still alive in 1850, had accompanied the family to Illinois. He reported that Abdiel died, unmarried, on April 4th, 1862 in Macoupin County, Illinois. I suspect that Abdiel did not accompany the family to Illinois in 1850. I do know that he was in Tennessee on January 30, 1855, for on that day he married Mary Jane Taylor. After their first child was born, Abdiel and family moved to Illinois where a second child was born. Next they moved to Gentry County, Missouri where a third and fourth child were born. Finally, they moved back to Macoupin County, Illinois where Abdiel died in 1862. (After Abdiel's death, his wife and children moved back to Tennessee.) This marriage of Abdiel Kitzmiller to Mary Jane Taylor, although unknown to Newland, produced children whose descendants are alive today (2004).
As for Mary, the daughter from Martin Jr.'s first marriage, Newland says that she traveled with her father and step-mother to Macoupin County, Illinois. He goes on to say that Mary, also having never married, stayed with the family and eventually moved with her half-sister and two half-brothers to Bates County, Missouri. I have not found any evidence to suggest that Mary ever left Tennessee. In fact, she seems to have completely disappeared after the 1850 Census in Washington County, Tennessee.

Martin Kitzmiller Jr. was born on 2 February 1805 at Boone's Creek, Washington Co., TN. He was the son of Martin Kitzmiller and Mary Elizabeth DeWald. Martin Kitzmiller Jr. married Rebecca Duncan on 22 September 1828 at Carter Co., TN, Martin and Rebecca were first cousins. Martin Kitzmiller Jr. married Elizabeth Christina DeVault, daughter of Jacob Davault and Rachel Dorothy Kitzmiller, on 5 October 1837, Eliza (or Elizabeth) and Martin were double-cousins. Martin Kitzmiller Jr. died on 1 July 1854 at Girard, Macoupin Co., IL, at age 49.

Children of Martin Kitzmiller Jr. and Rebecca Duncan

Children of Martin Kitzmiller Jr. and Elizabeth Christina DeVault

Citations

  1. [S54] Unknown author, John M. Kitzmiller, II and John M. Kitzmiller, "From The Danube To The Susquehanna: 350 Years Of The Kitzmiller Family", Vol I, (1985)., 410 - 411.

Martin K. Kitzmiller

M, b. 11 March 1860, d. 22 November 1922
     Martin K. Kitzmiller was born on 11 March 1860 at Sullivan Co., TN. He was the son of Henry Carr Kitzmiller and Annis Amie Cox. Martin K. Kitzmiller married Mary Jane White on 11 April 1881 at Sullivan Co., TN.1 Martin K. Kitzmiller married Eulia F. McCray, daughter of George W. McCray and Annis M. Cox, circa 1907.2 Martin K. Kitzmiller died on 22 November 1922 at Sullivan Co., TN, at age 62. He was buried in November 1922 at Beulah Community Cemetery, Kingsport, Sullivan Co., TN, Find A Grave Memorial# 55182222. He left a will "To the children of my 1st wife, Mary Jane Kitzmiller, I give unto J. H. Kitzmiller and J. A. Kitzmiller in land and unto J. C. Kitzmiller in money ... my wife Eulia is to receive my place where she lives and after her death to be divided among her children: Maude Kitzmiller, Willie Kitzmiller and Parks Worley Kitzmiller ... I hereby forbid that Clenney Long, sometimes called Clenney Kitzmiller, shall have no home or support with my wife and their children after my death and that he shall not receive any of my property, real or personal."

Children of Martin K. Kitzmiller and Mary Jane White

Children of Martin K. Kitzmiller and Eulia F. McCray

Citations

  1. [S1872] 1900 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1601; FHL #1241601.
  2. [S1694] 1910 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1522; FHL #1375535.

Rev. Martin V. Kitzmiller

M, b. 20 January 1826, d. 22 June 1907
     Rev. Martin V. Kitzmiller was born on 20 January 1826 at Washington Co., TN.1 He was the son of Henry Kitzmiller and Elizabeth Carr. Occupation: Clergyman -- Pastor of Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church in 1845.1 Rev. Martin V. Kitzmiller married Mary Nancy Crouch, daughter of Joseph Crouch and Elizabeth Keefauver, on 29 April 1847 at Buffalo Ridge Church, Gray's Station, Washington Co., TN.1 Rev. Martin V. Kitzmiller lived in 1856 at Girard, Macoupin Co., IL; relocated from Washington County, Tennessee. He lived on 1 June 1880 at Girard Twp., Macoupin Co., IL.2 He married Melvina Lightbourn, daughter of James Lightbourn, on 10 March 1897 at Macoupin Co., IL. Rev. Martin V. Kitzmiller died on 22 June 1907 at Girard, Macoupin Co., IL, at age 81. He was buried in June 1907 at Girard Twp. Cemetery, Girard, Macoupin Co., IL.
Note: From Portrait and Biographical Record, Macoupin County, Illinois, Biograhical Publishing Co., Chicago, 1891, p.449:

REV. MARTIN V. KITZMILLER, Postmaster at Girard, residing in a beautiful rural home in the western suburb of the city, is known far and wide as a former prominent minister of the Baptist Church. For many years he was very active in promoting the growth of the denomination, being instrumental in establishing churches in various places, and though ill-health obliged him to abandon his beloved calling he is still a power in religious circles. He was born in Washington County, Tenn., January 20, 1826. His father, Henry Kitzmiller, was a native of the same county, and was a son of one of its early pioneers, Martin Kitzmiller, who was born in Pennsylvania, and was a descendant of early German settlers of that State.

The grandfather of our subject was a farmer and also a blacksmith and wagon-maker. He removed from his native State to Tennessee, and was one of the first to settle in Washington County, where he bought a large tract of land, and in connection with farming carried on blacksmithing and wagon manufacturing, many of the wagons that he made finding a market in Kentucky. With the proceeds of the sale of some of them he bought a farm in the locality then known as Ohio Falls, and now included in the city of Louisville, Ky. Though he owned that farm for several years he never lived upon it. He died when eighty-six years old at his home in Washington County. His wife, who bore the maiden name of Mary Devault, was a native of Maryland, and died at the age of eighty-four. Those worthy people reared a family of six sons and two daughters, named David, John, Henry, Martin, Jacob, Joseph, Mary and Elizabeth.

Henry Kitzmiller learned the trades of a blacksmith and wagon-maker from his father, but did not follow them. About two years after his marriage he located on a farm which his father gave him, situated across the line in Sullivan County, and actively engaged in agriculture until his death in 1843. In early manhood he married Elizabeth Carr, a native of Washington County, Tenn., and a daughter of Richard and Martha Carr, natives respectively of Virginia and North Carolina, and the latter of English and Scottish ancestry. The mother of our subject died on the home farm in Sullivan County, January 2, 1891, aged ninety-five years. She has reared nine children, namely: Martin V., Martha, Richard C., Mary, Henry, Elizabeth, David, Lovisa and Joseph. David and Joseph are deceased.

Our subject passed his early life in his native State, gaining his education in the local schools. At the age of fifteen he was converted and joined the Baptist Church, with which he has ever since been closely identified. He was licensed to preach in 1844, and continued in the ministry in Tennessee until 1856, when, for the sake of rearing his children in a free State where "honest labor was not degrading," he came to Illinois, having accepted a call to the Baptist Church in Girard. He was the first pastor of the congregation which numbered seven ladies and four gentlemen, who owned a one-fourth interest in what was known as Union Church. During the interval of his pastorate here a neat and comfortable edifice has been erected as a house of worship, and at the time of his resignation the congregation numbered one hundred and eighty-eight members, this being the largest number at any one time from its organization up to that date. He continued to ably discharge the duties of his holy office until 1888, a period of thirty-two years, when he resigned his charge on account of losing his voice.

Those years of active labor in the cause of religion were fraught with great good, and bore much fruit in the increased growth of the church not only here but elsewhere. The following concerning his work was written for this publication:

"About the year 1863 or 1864 the Rev. Mr. Kitzmiller immersed the first person ever immersed at Chatham, Sangamon County, Ill., and as the result of his labors there, a Baptist Church was organized and a house of worship built.

"The house of worship belonging to the Baptist Church at Hickory Point, Macoupin County, was begun and mainly built by him, and when it was completed he preached the sermon of dedication. During his ministry at Girard he gave one half of his time to various other churches, which like that at Girard were just starting and needing the fostering care of a shepherd and leader. The Baptist Church at Auburn, Sangamon County, was one which in that way had his services for a period of from twelve to eighteen years until it became strong. For four years our subject worked in the same way at Carlinville, at Greenfield for two or three years, and at Waverly for six years."

During his ministry Mr. Kitzmiller has baptized about a thousand people, of whom twelve or more have entered the ministry of the Baptist Church. The first person baptized by him was his wife; the second his sister, who soon after became the wife of the Rev. W. C. Newell, who lately died at Mt. Vernon; and the third was a young man, who became a Baptist minister of extensive usefulness in Virginia and Tennessee. It is generally believed that our revered subject has performed more marriage ceremonies than any other minister in the county. The first man married by him was the Rev. William A. Keane, one of the leading Baptist ministers in East Tennessee.

The Rev. Mr. Kitzmiller was united in the holy bonds of matrimony with Miss Mary Crouch April 29, 1847. Mrs. Kitzmiller is a native of Washington County, Tenn., and a daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Keefhaver) Crouch. Mr. and Mrs. Kitzmiller have seven children living, namely: Joseph H., Martha A., James W., Charles M., David M., Laura E. and Eldredge P. Joseph H. a graduate of Hahneman Medical College, of Chicago, is a physician at Taylorville, Ill. Martha married John Lloyd, an extensive farmer and stock-raiser of Franklin County, Ky. James W. is a successful farmer and lumber merchant at Medora. David Martin is associated with his brother James in the lumber business. Charles is assistant Postmaster at Girard. Laura married G. A. Post, clerk and book keeper for the firm of Solomon & Martin, of Palmyra. Eldredge is at home with his parents. Mr. Kitzmiller and his family are very pleasantly situated in their suburban home. The grounds around his house comprise seventeen and one-half acres of land, devoted to fruit growing, gardening and pasturing, and are chiefly under the management of his youngest son, E. P. Kitzmiller.

Mr. Kitzmiller was formerly a Democrat, but of the anti-slavery type. Since the formation of the Republican party he has been a firm advocate of its principles, and his five sons and two sons-in-law follow in his footsteps as regards their political affiliations. Not only has our subject been greatly instrumental in promoting the moral and religious interests of the community, but he has aided in advancing education as a valued member of the School Board, with which he was connected nine years. He received his appointment as Postmaster at Girard from the hands of President Harrison, and entered upon the duties of his office January 20, 1890. His selection for this important position gave universal satisfaction, and he is held in great esteem, and it was believed that no more scrupulous, faithful or efficient official could have been found for the place.

A lithographic portrait of the Rev. Mr. Kitzmiller is presented in connection with this biographical notice.


LETTER from Martin V. (probably VanBuren) Kitzmiller (1926 - 1907) (1) to Nicholas Keefauver, Jr., dated October 25, 1870.

Girard Ill. Oct 25th 70
Mr Nicholas Keefauver,
Dear Uncle;
Some time since I wrote you a letter from Mary asking you to get some one to bid off a couple of Beds &c for her. We suppose the sale has past some time ago, but got no word from you. She wishes me to write you again so she may know what to depend upon. Please let us hear from you soon.
We are all well. The relations are all well also as far as I know. My mother has very good health for one of her age.
The wheat crop is the finest in appearance I ever saw. The corn crop is very fine. We have not had frost enough this fall to kill the potatoes bugs. Volunteer oats is heading out. This is something very unusual for this country.
The health of the country is good.
Nothing of importance more to write. Please write to me at once. Mary joins me in love to you and Aunt Dice and all our old friends.
Yours truly
M. V. Kitzmiller.

Children of Rev. Martin V. Kitzmiller and Mary Nancy Crouch

Citations

  1. [S467] 1850 Federal Census, Washington County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 898.
  2. [S1677] 1880 Federal Census, Macoupin County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 232; FHL #1254232.

Mary Kitzmiller

F, b. 28 July 1807, d. 23 December 1896
     Mary Kitzmiller was born on 28 July 1807 at Washington Co., TN. She was the daughter of Martin Kitzmiller and Mary Elizabeth DeWald. Mary Kitzmiller married James Hodges on 25 August 1825 at Washington Co., TN.1 Mary Kitzmiller died on 23 December 1896 at Washington Co., TN, at age 89. She was buried in December 1896 at Allison-Boring-Hodges Cemetery, Boone Lake, Washington Co., TN.

Children of Mary Kitzmiller and James Hodges

Citations

  1. [S97] Washington County, Tennessee Marriages.
  2. [S467] 1850 Federal Census, Washington County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 898.

Mary Kitzmiller

F, b. 4 January 1869, d. 26 September 1948
     Mary Kitzmiller was born on 4 January 1869 at Tennessee. She was the daughter of Dr. Richard Carr Kitzmiller and Eleanor V. Bachman. Mary Kitzmiller married William Henry Osborne, son of Enoch Morgan Osborne and Narcissus Emiline Howell, on 2 January 1890. Mary Kitzmiller died on 26 September 1948 at Knoxville, Knox Co., TN, at age 79. She was buried in September 1948 at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Jonesborough, Washington Co., TN.

Children of Mary Kitzmiller and William Henry Osborne

Citations

  1. [S3836] 1910 Federal Census, Hillsborough County, Florida. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 162; FHL #1374175.

Mary Alta Kitzmiller

F, b. 8 January 1910, d. 10 March 1988
     Mary Alta Kitzmiller was born on 8 January 1910 at Tennessee.1 She was the daughter of William Cleveland Kitzmiller and Latisha Maralda Barry. Mary Alta Kitzmiller married George Sylvester Livingston, son of James Murray Livingston and Nora Lee Mohler, on 6 January 1934. Mary Alta Kitzmiller died on 10 March 1988 at Washington Co., TN, at age 78.

Citations

  1. [S1693] 1920 Federal Census, Washington County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1770.

Mary Ann Kitzmiller

F, b. 5 March 1792, d. 5 February 1858
     Note: Mary's stone was missed by Newland DeVault, but it is there. It is located ten yards or so southeast of the stones of her father, mother and husband and is in between the stones of her in-laws, John George and Anna Kitzmiller.

GRAVE STONE:

MARY ANN
consort of
J. Michael Kitzmiller
Died Feb. 5, 1858
Aged 65 years 10 mo.
& 21 d. Mary Ann Kitzmiller was born on 5 March 1792 at Adams Co., PA. She was the daughter of John Kitzmiller and Anna Elizabeth DeWald. Mary Ann Kitzmiller married John Michael Kitzmiller on 30 January 1812. Mary Ann Kitzmiller was buried in 1858 at Christ Reformed Churchyard, Littlestown, Adams Co., PA. She died on 5 February 1858 at Adams Co., PA, at age 65.

Children of Mary Ann Kitzmiller and John Michael Kitzmiller

Mary Ann Kitzmiller

F, b. 7 August 1832, d. 26 March 1907
     Mary Ann Kitzmiller was born on 7 August 1832 at Washington Co., TN. She was the daughter of John Kitzmiller and Louisa DeWald. Mary Ann Kitzmiller lived at Canyonville, Douglas Co., OR; Went to Oregon with her father in 1890. She died on 26 March 1907 at Canyonville, Douglas Co., OR, at age 74.
Note: Did not marry.

Mary D. Kitzmiller

F, b. 11 February 1833, d. 13 April 1905
     Mary D. Kitzmiller was born on 11 February 1833 at Washington Co., TN. She was the daughter of Henry Kitzmiller and Elizabeth Carr. Mary D. Kitzmiller married William Cary Newell, son of John Newell and Sibyl C. Gillette, on 8 March 1854 at Greene Co., TN. Mary D. Kitzmiller lived on 25 June 1860 at P.O. Yates Cross Roads, Sullivan Co., TN.1 She died on 13 April 1905 at Mt. Vernon, Faulkner Co., AR, at age 72. She was buried in April 1905 at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, Faulkner Co., AR, Find A Grave Memorial# 106918643.

Children of Mary D. Kitzmiller and William Cary Newell

Citations

  1. [S1711] 1860 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1275; FHL #805275.
  2. [S463] 1870 Federal Census, Washington County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1568; FHL #553067.

Mary E. Kitzmiller

F, b. 21 June 1864, d. 1 March 1926
     Mary E. Kitzmiller was born on 21 June 1864 at Sullivan Co., TN.1 She was the daughter of Henry Carr Kitzmiller and Annis Amie Cox. Mary E. Kitzmiller married Elkanah Dulaney Brown on 21 July 1909, no children. Mary E. Kitzmiller died on 1 March 1926 at Sullivan Co., TN, at age 61. She was buried in March 1926 at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery, Sullivan Co., TN, Find A Grave Memorial# 64396843.

Citations

  1. [S1872] 1900 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1601; FHL #1241601.

Mary Electa Kitzmiller

F, b. 15 February 1886, d. 23 March 1935
     Mary Electa Kitzmiller was born on 15 February 1886 at Chesterfield, Macoupin Co., IL.1 She was the daughter of James W. Kitzmiller and Georgia M. Palmer.1 Mary Electa Kitzmiller married Donald W. Voorhees, son of George L. Voorhees and Ella Culver, on 19 September 1905 at Jersey Co., IL.
Note: NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - Alton Evening Telegraph; Alton, Illinois; Tuesday, October 4, 1955, Page 8

Mrs. Kitzmiller is Feted With Party
Mrs. William Kemper Jr. [Patricia Ann (Smith) Kemper], of Richmond Heights, Mo., was hostess at a shower Saturday evening at the home of Mrs. Charlotte Kemper [Charlotte Martha "Lottie" (Kitzmiller) Kemper] in Medora, honoring Mrs. Martin Kitzmiller [Mary M. (Denby) Kitzmiller].
Games were played, prizes going to Mrs. D. W. Voorhees [Mary Electa (Kitzmiller) Voorhees], Mrs. Martin Kitzmiller [Mary M. (Denby) Kitzmiller] and Mrs. Mary White. Refreshments were served.
Pink and blue was the color scheme carried out in the decorations. A minature bassinet of blue, trimmed in pink, centered the gift table. Favors were miniture cradles filled with nuts and candies.
Present were: Mrs. J. M. Kitzmiller [Josephine E. (Cullen) Kitzmiller], Mrs. Gene Schaefer [Mary L. (Kitzmiller) Schaefer], Mrs. J. M. Peebles [Nellie B. (McCrellis) Peebles], Mrs. Mary White, Mrs. D. W. Voorhees [Mary Electa (Kitzmiller) Voorhees], Mrs. Ed Tonsor [Virginia M. (Denby) Tonsor], Mrs. Martin Kitzmiller [Mary M. (Denby) Kitzmiller], Mrs. William Kemper Sr. [Florence Eileen "Eileen" (Peebles)], Mrs. Charlotte Kemper [Charlotte Martha "Lottie" (Kitzmiller) Kemper] and Mrs. William Kemper Jr. [Patricia Ann (Smith) Kemper].

Mary Electa Kitzmiller died on 23 March 1935 at Chesterfield, Macoupin Co., IL, at age 49 OBITUARY - Alton Evening Telegraph; Alton, Illinois; Monday, March 25, 1935, Page 9

Mrs. Voorhees' Rites at Medora
MEDORA, March 25, (Special) -- The funeral of Mrs. Donald Voorhees was held this morning at 10 O'clock at the home on the farm near here. Burial took place in Medora cemetery. A number of Alton friends and relatives attended the funeral but many others who intended to go to the service were detained at home on account of the heavy rains. Among those who went to the Voorhees farm Sunday and remained over for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Voorhees of College avenue, and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Carter, of Main street, Alton.
"Suicide by drowning" was the verdict following an inquest into Mrs. Voorhees death. The inquest was conducted by coroner McBrian of Staunton Saturday afternoon. A previous attempt at suicide had been made by her three weeks ago, it was testified during the inquest. She left a note explaining her death. She had been in ill health for some time.
Mrs. Voorhees was the daughter of Mrs. Georgia Kitzmiller, many years a resident of College avenue in upper Alton, whose death occurred four weeks ago at Medora. She was a grand-daughter of the late George Palmer, one of the largest pioneer land owners in the Medora neighborhood. Donald Voorhees, the surviving husband, spent his boyhood days on Sunny Side farm just north of the city limits at Upper Alton where his father, Prof. George L. Voorhees, was superintendent of the Upper Alton public schools 30 years ago.
Following the marriage of Mr. an Mrs. Donald Voorhees the couple engaged in farming on the land where her tragic death occurred Saturday and which had been owned by her grandfather. They were successful and after a few years retired from farming and built a modern home in Medora. Three years ago they sold their Medora residence to Frank Whitfield who converted the residence into a funeral home. After selling their home in Medora Mr. and Mrs. Voorhees returned to their farm to reside.

Children of Mary Electa Kitzmiller and Donald W. Voorhees

Citations

  1. [S1683] 1900 Federal Census, Macoupin County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 324; FHL #1240324.

Mary Elizabeth Kitzmiller

F, b. 28 July 1870, d. 25 November 1958
     Mary Elizabeth Kitzmiller was born on 28 July 1870 at Maryland. She married Edwin Huett Funk, son of Michael Funk and Barbara Hershey, circa 1896. Mary Elizabeth Kitzmiller died on 25 November 1958 at age 88.

Mary Elizabeth Kitzmiller

F, b. 6 September 1822, d. 27 September 1883
     Mary Elizabeth Kitzmiller was born on 6 September 1822 at Gray's Station, Washington Co., TN. She was the daughter of David Kitzmiller and Elizabeth Hughes. Mary Elizabeth Kitzmiller died on 27 September 1883 at Gray's Station, Washington Co., TN, at age 61.

Mary F. L. Kitzmiller

F, b. 1845, d. after 1850
     Mary F. L. Kitzmiller was born in 1845. She was the daughter of Eli George Kitzmiller and Eliza Unkefer. Mary F. L. Kitzmiller died after 1850 at Knox Twp., Columbiana Co., OH.

Mary L. Kitzmiller

F, b. 1 May 1924, d. 18 December 1999
     Mary L. Kitzmiller was born on 1 May 1924 at Illinois. She was the daughter of James Martin Kitzmiller and Josephine Ellen Cullen. Mary L. Kitzmiller married Gene Deahl Schaefer, son of Seaman Schaefer and Idella E. Powers. Mary L. Kitzmiller died on 18 December 1999 at St. Louis, MO, at age 75.

Mary Louise Kitzmiller

F, b. 27 January 1918, d. 16 October 2006
     Mary Louise Kitzmiller was born on 27 January 1918 at Abingdon, Washington Co., VA. She was the daughter of James Calvin Kitzmiller and Naomi Victoria Widner. Mary Louise Kitzmiller married John Marshall Thomas, son of John Thomas and Polly Ann Ashley. Mary Louise Kitzmiller died on 16 October 2006 at Bassett, Henry Co., VA, at age 88 OBITUARY - Martinsville Bulletin 17 Oct 2006

Mary Louise Thomas, 88, of Stanleytown Health Care Center, Bassett, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, at the health care center.
She was born Jan. 27, 1918, in Abingdon to James C. Kitzmiller and Naomi Widner Kitzmiller.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Marshall Thomas Sr; a daughter, Regina June Thomas; a sister, Edith Rutter; and four brothers, Nathan Kitzmiller, Bertsie Kitzmiller, Kenneth Kitzmiller and James Kitzmiller.
She was a homemaker and a March of Dimes volunteer. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church at Bassett for 33 years, where she taught the Ladies Fellowship Class.
Surviving are three daughters, Betty Bowman of Bassett, Karen Orr of Martinsville and Bonnie Bowman of Walkertown, N.C; five sons, John Marshall Jr. of California, Sherman Eugene Thomas of Patrick County, Pastor James Thomas of Bassett, Lewis Thomas of Stuart and Tony B. Thomas of Martinsville; a brother, Keys Kitzmiller of Bassett; 19 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Collins Funeral Services and other times at 5433 Airport Road, Bassett.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Collins Funeral chapel with the Rev. John Shelley officiating. Burial will be in Henry Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church Land Fund, P.O. Box 871, Bassett, Va. 24055.

Children of Mary Louise Kitzmiller and John Marshall Thomas

Mary N. Kitzmiller

F, b. circa 1836
     Mary N. Kitzmiller was born circa 1836 at Washington Co., TN.1 She was the daughter of Martin Kitzmiller Jr. and Rebecca Duncan.

Citations

  1. [S467] 1850 Federal Census, Washington County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 898.

Mary Nancy Kitzmiller

F, b. 29 December 1803, d. 1 August 1813
     Mary Nancy Kitzmiller was born on 29 December 1803 at Washington Co., TN. She was the daughter of Martin Kitzmiller and Mary Elizabeth DeWald. Mary Nancy Kitzmiller died on 1 August 1813 at Washington Co., TN, at age 9. She was buried in August 1813 at Kitzmiller-Hall Cemetery, Gray's Station, Washington Co., TN.

Maude Louella Kitzmiller1

F, b. 2 October 1909, d. 25 December 1981
     Maude Louella Kitzmiller was born on 2 October 1909 at Sullivan Co., TN.1 She was the daughter of Martin K. Kitzmiller and Eulia F. McCray.1 Maude Louella Kitzmiller married Walter Benjamin Cole, son of Benjamin Clark Cole and Ida Alice Smith, after 4 April 1940. Maude Louella Kitzmiller died on 25 December 1981 at Kingsport, Sullivan Co., TN, at age 72. She was buried in December 1981 at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Kingsport, Sullivan Co., TN, Find A Grave Memorial# 93993540.

Citations

  1. [S1694] 1910 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1522; FHL #1375535.

May Kitzmiller

F, b. 14 June 1890, d. 15 November 1941
     Note: 3 additional daughters with Peter Roemer, names unkown. May Kitzmiller was born on 14 June 1890. She was the daughter of Resin Franklin Kitzmiller and Lavina Greenwood. May Kitzmiller married Peter Roemer on 22 March 1910. May Kitzmiller married G. Halstead after 1920. May Kitzmiller died on 15 November 1941 at age 51.

Mendel Warren Kitzmiller

M, b. 30 December 1915, d. September 1981
     Mendel Warren Kitzmiller was born on 30 December 1915.1 He was the son of Warren Frederick Kitzmiller and Caroline Amelia Read. Mendel Warren Kitzmiller died in September 1981 at Erie, Erie Co., PA, at age 65.1

Citations

  1. [S89] Social Security Death Index.

Mitta L. Kitzmiller

F, b. after 19 June 1880, d. 31 October 1963
     Mitta L. Kitzmiller was born after 19 June 1880 at Illinois 1900 census (13 JUN) shows her age 19, the birth month overwritten to read "June", and the year 1880. The 1880 census of Taylorville, p.749D dated 19 JUN 1880, does not list her -- evidently she was not yet born. She was either born in late June, 1880 or else in 1881. DLB 2016.1 She was the daughter of Dr. Joseph H. Kitzmiller and Emily Marcia Bray. Mitta L. Kitzmiller married Aubrey D. Speer, son of Joel Speer and Frances Search, circa 1902. Mitta L. Kitzmiller died on 31 October 1963 at Taylorville, Christian Co., IL, OBITUARY - The Decatur Herald; Decatur, Illinois; Friday, November 1, 1963, Page 36

SPEER, Mrs. Mitta L., 83, Taylorville, died 2:20 a.m. Thursday in St Vincent Memorial Hospital, Taylorville; leaves sister, Mrs. Amy Bond, Minneapolis. Minn; services 2 p.m. Saturday in Shafer Funeral Home, Taylorville; burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville; call after 7 p.m. Friday in funeral home.

Child of Mitta L. Kitzmiller and Aubrey D. Speer

Citations

  1. [S3770] 1900 Federal Census, Christian County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 242; FHL #1240242.

Mollie E. Kitzmiller1

F, b. circa 1861
     Mollie E. Kitzmiller was born circa 1861 at Gentry Co., MO.1 She was the daughter of Abdiel N. Kitzmiller and Mary Jane Taylor.1

Citations

  1. [S1970] 1870 Federal Census, Carter County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1518; FHL #553017.

Nancy Kitzmiller

F, b. 1 December 1825, d. 30 August 1897
     Nancy Kitzmiller was born on 1 December 1825 at Washington Co., TN. She was the daughter of David Kitzmiller and Elizabeth Hughes. Nancy Kitzmiller married Samuel Kitzmiller DaVault, son of Frederick DaVault and Margaret Range, on 19 April 1848 at Her parents home, Buffalo Ridge, Washington Co., TN. Nancy Kitzmiller died on 30 August 1897 at Washington Co., TN, at age 71. She was buried in September 1897 at Gray Community Cemetery, Gray's Station, Washington Co., TN.

Children of Nancy Kitzmiller and Samuel Kitzmiller DaVault