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 Jr. and Elizabeth Keefhaver, 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. 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 Catherine Kitzmiller

F, b. 31 August 1825, d. 23 August 1911
     Mary Catherine Kitzmiller was born on 31 August 1825 at Maryland.1 She was the daughter of Samuel Kitzmiller and Catherine Finkbohn. Mary Catherine Kitzmiller married Charles W. Franklin, son of Joshua Franklin and Elizabeth Porter, on 25 March 1847 at Carroll Co., MD. Mary Catherine Kitzmiller lived on 23 July 1860 at Franklin Twp., Carroll Co., MD, Farming.2 She lived on 19 July 1870 at Carroll Co., MD, Farming.3 She lived on 12 June 1900 at Mt. Airy, Carroll Co., MD, in daughter Althea Franklin's household.4 She died on 23 August 1911 at Taylorsville, Carroll Co., MD, at age 85. She was buried in August 1911 at Bethany Cemetery, Cover's Corner, Carroll Co., MD, Findagrave #71137101.

Children of Mary Catherine Kitzmiller and Charles W. Franklin

Citations

  1. [S1945] 1850 Federal Census, Carroll County, Maryland. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 289.
  2. [S4724] 1860 Federal Census, Carroll County, Maryland. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 471; FHL #803471.
  3. [S1944] 1870 Federal Census, Carroll County, Maryland. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 582; FHL #552081.
  4. [S1787] 1900 Federal Census, Carroll County, Maryland. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 620; FHL #1240620.

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 also known as "Lizzie". She was born on 28 July 1870 at Keedysville, Washington Co., MD, daughter of Frisby and Wilhelmina Kitzmiller.1 She married Edwin Huett Funk, son of Michael Funk and Barbara Hershey, in 1896, no children.1 Mary Elizabeth Kitzmiller died on 25 November 1958 at age 88.

Citations

  1. [S932] 1900 Federal Census, Washington County, Maryland. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 629; FHL #1240629.

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
     May Kitzmiller was born on 14 June 1890 at Chicago, Cook Co., IL. She was the daughter of Resin Franklin Lee Kitzmiller and Lavina Greenwood. May Kitzmiller married Peter Franz Carl Roemer Jr., son of Peter Carl Roemer and Wilhelmine Charlotte Caroline Gustke, on 9 April 1910 at Chicago, Cook Co., IL. May Kitzmiller married George Matthew Halstead, son of Laban Halstead and Catherine Thorne Copithorne, on 20 June 1930 at Chicago, Cook Co., IL, George was first married to Edith May Dunn. They had a son, Clifford Matthew Halstead. George and Edith divorced before 1930. After May (Kitzmiller) Roemer-Halstead's death, George married Marie Catherine (Walton) Drummond.

May Kitzmiller died on 15 November 1941 at Chicago, Cook Co., IL, at age 51. She was buried in November 1941 at Montrose Cemetery, Chicago, Cook Co., IL.

Children of May Kitzmiller and Peter Franz Carl Roemer Jr.

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.

Mildred Marguerite Kitzmiller

F, b. 8 June 1908, d. 10 June 1983
     Mildred Marguerite Kitzmiller was born on 8 June 1908 at Chicago, Cook Co., IL.1 She was the daughter of Roy A. Kitzmiller and Esther Louzion. Mildred Marguerite Kitzmiller married Preston William Bokelman on 31 December 1938 at Clinton, Clinton Co., IA. Mildred Marguerite Kitzmiller married Cecil Coleman on 9 October 1954 at Chicago, Cook Co., IL. Mildred Marguerite Kitzmiller died on 10 June 1983 at Tucson, Pima Co., AZ, at age 75

DEATH NOTICE - Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Arizona; Saturday, June 11, 1983; Page 16 (Newspapers.com):

DEATHS
COLEMAN, Mildred M., 75, Tuscon, June 10, Evergreen.

Citations

  1. [S957] 1910 Federal Census, Cook County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Rolls 237-283; FHL #1374254.

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

Nancy Grace Kitzmiller

F
     Nancy Grace Kitzmiller was the daughter of Calvin Jerome Kitzmiller and Mary Alice Depew.

Nathan Eugene Kitzmiller

M, b. 27 May 1912, d. June 1985
     Nathan Eugene Kitzmiller was born on 27 May 1912 at Washington Co. (probably), VA. He was the son of James Calvin Kitzmiller and Naomi Victoria Widner. Nathan Eugene Kitzmiller died in June 1985 at Henry Co., VA, at age 73 Dates per SSDI, last residence Bassett.

Ora Mae Kitzmiller1

F, b. 20 August 1908, d. 29 July 1987
     Ora Mae Kitzmiller was born on 20 August 1908 at Sullivan Co., TN.1 She was the daughter of Joseph H. Kitzmiller and Stasha L. Mayne.1 Ora Mae Kitzmiller married Jessee Hyter Cox Jr., son of Jessee Hyter Cox and Fannie Lou Williams. Ora Mae Kitzmiller died on 29 July 1987 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., TN, at age 78. She was buried in 1987 at Montgomery Cemetery, Abingdon, Washington Co., VA.

Children of Ora Mae Kitzmiller and Jessee Hyter Cox Jr.

Citations

  1. [S1694] 1910 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1522; FHL #1375535.
  2. [S2016] 1940 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 3938.

Paul Edward Kitzmiller

M, b. 2 December 1952, d. 18 April 2001
     Paul Edward Kitzmiller was born on 2 December 1952 at Richmond, Henrico Co., VA. He was the son of James Gray Kitzmiller and Anna Marcella Van Hauen. Paul Edward Kitzmiller died on 18 April 2001 at Cedar Falls, Black Hawk Co., IA, at age 48 OBITUARY - Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier; Iowa; April 22, 2001 (GenealogyBank.com)

CEDAR FALLS - Paul E. Kitzmiller, 48, of Cedar Falls, died Wednesday, April 18, at home. The cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy.
He was born Dec. 2, 1952, in Richmond, Va., son of James and Marcella Van Hauen Kitzmiller.
Mr. Kitzmiller was a self-employed television repair man. He owned and operated Paul Unlimited.
Survived by: a sister, Jean Kitzmiller of Des Moines.
Preceded in death by: his parents; and a brother, Jack.
Memorial services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home. There will be no visitation, as his body was cremated.


Note: NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - The Courier; Waterloo, Iowa; Monday, May 21, 1973; Page 17 (Newspapers.com)

Intruder Nabbed At Camera Store (Courier News Bureau)
CEDAR FALLS -- An intruder was arrested by city police late Saturday night inside Sampson's Camera Store, 307 Main St.
Police received a call shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday from someone who said they had heard glass breaking behind the Parkade camera store. The store had been broken into only the night before and at that time a $320 tape deck was taken and a window valued at $125 was broken to gain entry.
A patrol car asnwered the Saturday night call with two officers who found the back door broken.
Inside the darkened store the officers heard footsteps and hid, apprending a man as he came down the stairs carrying a stereo unit valued at $342.
Arrested for alleged breaking and entering was Paul Edward Kitzmiller, 20, of 3120 Big Woods Road.
Kitzmiller had a cut on his hand and was taken to Sartori Memorial Hospital for treatment. At the hospital, police said, Kitzmiller attempted to escape but was returned to custody after a brief chase.
The stereo unit was recoveded but damage to the store during entry to the building was estimated at $200.


NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - The Courier; Waterloo, Iowa; Wednesday, November 14, 1973; Page 34

IN ANOTHER case, Paul Edward Kitzmiller, 20, of 3120 Big Wood Rd., Cedar Falls, pleaded guilty to a breaking and entering count.
A pre-sentence report on Kitzmiller was ordered from the Iowa Bureau of Adult Corrections by Judge Carroll E. Engelkes.
Kitzmiller was charged with a break-in last May at Sampson's Camera Store, 307 Main St. Cedar Falls.

Peoria Ann Kitzmiller1

F, b. 12 October 1838, d. 18 October 1908
     Peoria Ann Kitzmiller was born on 12 October 1838 at Shippensburg, Cumberland Co., PA.1 She was the daughter of Jacob Kitzmiller and Rebecca Weber.1 Peoria Ann Kitzmiller married John Rippey Clippinger, son of Jacob Clippinger and Isabella Stewart. Peoria Ann Kitzmiller died on 18 October 1908 at Shippensburg, Cumberland Co., PA, at age 70. She was buried in October 1908 at Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg, Cumberland Co., PA.

Citations

  1. [S1149] 1850 Federal Census, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 772.

Rachel Dorothy Kitzmiller1

F, b. 5 November 1785, d. 14 August 1826
     Rachel Dorothy Kitzmiller was born on 5 November 1785 at Hanover, York Co., PA. She was the daughter of John George Kitzmiller and Anna Christina Keefauver. Rachel Dorothy Kitzmiller married Jacob Davault, son of Henrich DeWald and Maria Catherine Greaver, on 10 January 1808 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hanover, York Co., PA, Jacob DeWald and Rachel Kitzmiller were married by Frederick Valentine Melsheimer in St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hanover, York Co., Pennsylvania. In the church records they are listed as Jacob Thewald and Rahel Kitzmüller.

There was a close relationship between the family of Jacob DeWald and Rachel Kitzmiller and the family of Martin Kitzmiller (Rachel's brother) and Mary DeWald (Jacob's sister). Later Martin's son, Martin Kitzmiller, Jr., married Jacob's daughter, Eliza Christina DeWald.

There was also a close relationship between the families of Jacob and Rachel (Kitzmiller) DeWald and Gabriel and Magdalene (Kitzmiller) Davault, the wives being first cousins.

Rachel Dorothy Kitzmiller died on 14 August 1826 at Hanover, York Co., PA, at age 40. She was buried in August 1826 at St. Matthews Lutheran Church Cemetery, Hanover, York Co., PA, her headstone and many others were lost when all the old stones around the church were buried in a hole in 1975, approximately where the rear parking is now.

Children of Rachel Dorothy Kitzmiller and Jacob Davault

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)., 351.

Rebecca Kitzmiller

F, b. 28 November 1843, d. 14 December 1859
     Rebecca Kitzmiller was born on 28 November 1843 at Washington Co., TN.1 She was the daughter of Martin Kitzmiller Jr. and Elizabeth Christina DeVault. Rebecca Kitzmiller died on 14 December 1859 at Macoupin Co., IL, at age 16.

Citations

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