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Sharon Vitter
New Orleans | USA
Post # 56
07-14-2021 | 10:23 PM

Re: Love reading about our family history

Hi, Julia,

We would love to get updates/changes for our tree. Please do send them to us.

Many thanks,
Sharon

Julia Chanay posted on 06-19-2021 | 12:01 AM:

Love reading about our family history

I have several name changes, spellings and additional members of Forrest Ellis Witter family. I would like to make those changes or send the information to someone who can change it.

Thanks so much for all of this!
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Jeff Vitter
New Orleans | USA
Post # 55
07-12-2021 | 11:30 AM

Re: Great Website

Doug, thanks for your posting! We'd be very interested to get more info about your family line.

BTW John Witter is mentioned in the history (short story) I wrote about my Doubs ancestors in https://vitter.org/familytree/ histories/JeanPierreVitter.php.

And my wife Sharon is from Miami County, Kansas, as are several members of your family line. John Witter's great grandson Forest Ellis Witter (1917–2002) married Evelyn Leona Morgan (1919–2008 ), who is Sharon's 1st cousin 2x removed as well as her 3rd cousin 1x removed! You can see more by clicking on this graphical depiction of the lineage.

Doug Long posted on 07-11-2021 | 10:22 AM:

Great Website

Hello,
It was a pleasant surprise to discover your website and find the Witter family listed. John Witter (1828-1912) was my great great grandfather, via his daughter Nancy "Cassie" Witter Dakin. Thanks for putting all this together.
Doug
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Doug Long
Anderson | United States
Post # 54
07-11-2021 | 10:22 AM

Website rating: 5 of 5 stars
Great Website

Hello,
It was a pleasant surprise to discover your website and find the Witter family listed. John Witter (1828-1912) was my great great grandfather, via his daughter Nancy "Cassie" Witter Dakin. Thanks for putting all this together.
Doug
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Jeffrey Vitter
New Orleans | USA
Post # 53
06-26-2021 | 09:18 PM

Re: Interesting site

Thanks for your post. There are several people in our family tree that you may be related to. Check out this page of names.

Let me know if you find that some of them are your relatives.

Regards,
-- Jeff

Bruno Nüssli posted on 06-26-2021 | 02:25 AM:

Interesting site

I just found this site, i will search about the name nissly in next time. I wonder iwhat i find there
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Bruno Nüssli
Winterthur | Schweiz
Post # 52
06-26-2021 | 02:25 AM

Interesting site

I just found this site, i will search about the name nissly in next time. I wonder i what i find there.
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Jeffrey S. Vitter
New Orleans | United States
Post # 51
06-23-2021 | 01:56 PM

Re: Web Site

George, thanks for the nice note!

BTW you can read several histories involving the Artigues family on the Relativity Research page of the site at vitter.org/familytree/histories/ relativityresearch.php.

All the best,
-- Jeff

G3D posted on 06-23-2021 | 01:12 PM:

Web Site

Thanks so very much for all of the work and time you guys have put into this wonderful web site.

Merci Beaucoup!
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G3D
New Orleans
Post # 50
06-23-2021 | 01:12 PM

Website rating: 5 of 5 stars
Web Site

Thanks so very much for all of the work and time you guys have put into this wonderful web site.

Merci Beaucoup!
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Julia Chanay
Lenexa | United States
Post # 49
06-19-2021 | 12:01 AM

Love reading about our family history

I have several name changes, spellings and additional members of Forrest Ellis Witter family. I would like to make those changes or send the information to someone who can change it.

Thanks so much for all of this!
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Sharon Vitter
New Orleans | United States
Post # 48
06-18-2021 | 12:45 PM

Thank you for your kind comments!

Hi, Susan,

The vitter.org/familytree website developed as a quarantine hobby for us. It has been a fun way to connect family members.

We are always interested in adding newer generations information. If you would like to share your family's information, we'd be happy to enter it. Living people's information is not viewable to the general public. You can see what we have by going to your and your siblings' pages. You can find yours by searching by your maiden name.

Thank you.
Sharon

Susan Kierl Carpenter posted on 05-31-2021 | 10:51 PM:

Very nicely done

Ran across your page recently
My brother is John Kierl. Asked Joy who you guys were and wanted to tell you I appreciate all your work
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Sharon Vitter
New Orleans | United States
Post # 47
06-17-2021 | 09:15 PM

Re: Weaver family

Lynne,

Thanks for your post and welcome to the Vitter-Weaver website! Your husband Larry and I are half 3rd cousins. I say "half" because we have the same great great grandfather Samuel P. Weaver, but with different wives. My great grandfather Martin Samuel Weaver (1841–1927) was his oldest child, and Martin's mother was Catherine Kauffman Weaver (1820–1860), who died after having her eighth child. Then Samuel remarried to Mary Nickey, who was the daughter of Catherine's cousin; Mary was actually younger than her own stepson Martin! Samuel and Mary had an other 10 children, making a grand total of 18 for Samuel! Larry's great grandmother was Mary's second-youngest child Emma S. Weaver (1877–1954).

You can read more about Martin Samuel Weaver in the history about him on our website. He was the Weaver who first moved to Kansas and set up the Weaver Homestead, where I grew up.

I was sorry to hear about your mother-in-law Wanda's passing. I read her obituary and updated the info on our website. The obituary mentioned several grandchildren and great grandchildren. I'd be interested to know which grandchildren below to which children and which great grandchildren below to which grandchildren, so I can update the family tree. You can see Wanda's page and obituary by clicking here.

I look forward to hearing more from you.

Sharon Weaver Vitter

Lynne Backstrom Wagner posted on 06-16-2021 | 06:50 PM:

Weaver family

My Mother in Law passed away 3 weeks ago. She was fascinated, even at age 90, about her heritage. Her parents were Amerion Levi and Laura Mae. My daughter & I are looking at your page, trying to figure out the family connection. Wanda’s (my mother in law) 1/2 sister was Opal Mae Hartman Nelligan.
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Lynne Backstrom Wagner
Orrville, Ohio | United States
Post # 46
06-16-2021 | 06:50 PM

Weaver family

My Mother in Law passed away 3 weeks ago. She was fascinated, even at age 90, about her heritage. Her parents were Amerion Levi and Laura Mae. My daughter & I are looking at your page, trying to figure out the family connection. Wanda’s (my mother in law) 1/2 sister was Opal Mae Hartman Nelligan.
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Jeff Vitter
New Orleans, LA | USA
Post # 45
06-08-2021 | 03:28 PM

Re: Blocher a.o.

Lorenz,

Thanks for your help! My wife has many relatives from your region of Germany and nearby Switzerland. The main two surnames of closest relation are Weaver/Weber, Kauffman, Bausser, Hausknecht, Oberholtzer, Killhefer, Kohlenberg, Mueller, Schwabeland, Schoenemann, Shellenberg, Swoveland, Joder/Yoder, and Troyer. Other ancestors were named Blough, Bontrager, Gerber, Hershberger, Hochstetler/Hostetler, Keim, Mast, Miller, Mishler, Schrock/Schrag, and Stutzman.

My paternal grandfather's family came from the Doubs region of France and Switzerland and before that from Baden-Württemberg. Their surnames were Wider (later changed to Vitter), Hofeline, Hentzelin, Bentz, and Ovale.

There are several short histories about our relatives on the Relativity Research page: https://vitter.org/familytree/ histories/relativityresearch.php. Many on my wife's side were Mennonites several generations ago, and they had big families!

Danke!

-- Jeff

Lorenz Blocher posted on 06-08-2021 | 02:43 PM:

Blocher a.o.

Great site. I am happy to contribute with some more of information to the Blocher, Barbara ancestry from my data base of the families Blocher / Plocher.

My branch is to search for emigrants/immigrants from the southwest (Wuerttemberg, Baden, Palatine) by connecting American and German sources.

Could you provide me with a list of the immigrants of German tongue? It seems that there are some surnames from the southwest of Germany in the list like Kaufmann, Lehmann, Mast and more.

Best regards

Lorenz Blocher (lrzblocher@aol.com)
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Lorenz Blocher
Oftersheim, BW | Germany
Post # 44
06-08-2021 | 02:43 PM

Blocher a.o.

Great site. I am happy to contribute with some more of information to the Blocher, Barbara ancestry from my data base of the families Blocher / Plocher.

My branch is to search for emigrants/immigrants from the southwest (Wuerttemberg, Baden, Palatine) by connecting American and German sources.

Could you provide me with a list of the immigrants of German tongue? It seems that there are some surnames from the southwest of Germany in the list like Kaufmann, Lehmann, Mast and more.

Best regards

Lorenz Blocher (lrzblocher@aol.com)
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Susan Kierl Carpenter
Derby | United States
Post # 43
05-31-2021 | 10:51 PM

Very nicely done

Ran across your page recently
My brother is John Kierl. Asked Joy who you guys were and wanted to tell you I appreciate all your work
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Tootie Vitter Jackoniski
Atlanta | USA
Post # 42
05-05-2021 | 07:46 AM

Website rating: 5 of 5 stars
Congratulations on your research and hard work. This is very impressive! Thanks for doing this!!! Look forward to exploring and reading in more depth!
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Dorothy Murdock
Kansas | USA
Post # 41
04-28-2021 | 04:43 AM

Hello, I was so happy to see this. I'm the granddaughter of Merle Garlandine Hopper. She was the mother of my father. Thank you for sharing this. If I can help by any means please reach out. I found out some important information to me thanks to you. Thank you so much
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FRANK GILBERT
FREDERICKSBURG, OH | UNITED STATES
Post # 40
04-19-2021 | 12:11 PM

Website rating: 5 of 5 stars
FAMILY GENEALOGY

My name is Frank Gilbert. I saw your profile on GENEANET that listed Margaret Warnes, an ancestor of your wife. Margaret is the daughter of Philip Warns/Warnes and Margaret Mary Reiter. Philip is the brother of my 3rd great grandfather Martin Warns/Warnes/Varnes.

If you would like to know more about the Warns/Warnes/Varnes please contact me. My email address is fkg65@aol.com and my phone number is 1-330-317-4929.

You can access my family tree, David Winfrey Gilbert Family on Ancestry.

I am looking forward to your response.
Frank Gilbert
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Jeffrey Vitter
New Orleans | United States
Post # 39
04-13-2021 | 06:57 PM

Re: your guestbook

Hi, Juergen,

Welcome to our site, and thanks for the guestbook entry! Good luck as you set up yours.

I found your site on the web and saw that you have several relatives in Louisiana, which could be another connection between our families, along with a possible Pilgrim connection. The Pilgrim and Louisiana lines are likely distinct, though! wink

-- Jeff

Juergen Amling posted on 04-13-2021 | 01:25 PM:

your guestbook

Hi,
I got to your website thru your post on the "tngusers2" mailing list about setting up a guestbook. It sounds very interesting and I think I will try it.

But beside your guestbook I looked over the opening page of your website and found that you have John Howland who was on the Mayflower in your familytree. My son-in-law Jeffrey Kennell thru his mother is a direct descendant of Myles Standish. So since both must have lived a while together in that area our family might be somewhere somehow intertwined. I will have to take a closer look at your tree, which right on the first look is very impressive. Mine is way not as extensive but still might be interesting for some. If you like to take a look at it, I'll send you a link to it you might find it interesting. I fully understand that you don't want a link in these email.

Good luck with your research.
Juergen Amling
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Juergen Amling
Opelousas, LA | USA
Post # 38
04-13-2021 | 01:25 PM

your guestbook

Hi,
I got to your website thru your post on the "tngusers2" mailing list about setting up a guestbook. It sounds very interesting and I think I will try it.

But beside your guestbook I looked over the opening page of your website and found that you have John Howland who was on the Mayflower in your familytree. My son-in-law Jeffrey Kennell thru his mother is a direct descendant of Myles Standish. So since both must have lived a while together in that area our family might be somewhere somehow intertwined. I will have to take a closer look at your tree, which right on the first look is very impressive. Mine is way not as extensive but still might be interesting for some. If you like to take a look at it, I'll send you a link to it you might find it interesting. I fully understand that you don't want a link in these email.

Good luck with your research.
Juergen Amling
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Jeff Vitter
New Orleans, Louisiana | USA
Post # 37
04-12-2021 | 10:03 AM

Re: Guest Book

Hi, Pete,

Thanks for the compliment! I posted a description of how to install myPHP Guestbook for TNG sites on the wiki. You can access it at

https://tng.lythgoes.net/wiki/ index.php/ Guestbook_using_myPHP_Guestbook

PHP knowledge definitely helps. Good luck!

-- Jeff

Peter Farrow posted on 04-06-2021 | 03:57 AM:

Guest Book

Hi
I followed a link from the forum to see your guest book, I have a site but am really struggling as i don't understand php.
I am really impressed with your site as it looks so easy to navigate. I am really jealous of your skill.
Regards
Pete
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