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Mary Jo (Lane) Hawkinson
Manhattan | KS
Post # 63
01-13-2022 | 01:52 PM

a correction to Nicolay genealogy

Thank you so much for the great site! I have enjoyed perusing it. John Jacob Nicolay II is my 2nd great-grandfather. I think that makes Sharon and I third cousins once removed. Kay Sellers shared much information she gathered in the latter part of the 20th century with me. Barbara Sappenfield (who lived to be 98--wife of Columbus Edwin Nicolay--had been one of her sources). I did notice one error in the Nicolay genealogy you have posted online. My grandmother's name was Arley Neona Nicolay (she m. John Spencer Lane), not Arles Neola. At least that is what my research has concluded. But who knows? I might be wrong. As a French student I realize that Arley & Arles are pronounced the same. My father wrote in a diary where he recorded important dates that her name was Arley Naomi! We even named a daughter Naomi in honor of her only to find out that her middle name was Neona. If I recall correctly this was on a wedding invitation/announcement. Her tombstone just has "Arley N. Lane." I have some more info on our line of the family, too. I tried to contact you via your private button, but it didn't work for me. I also messaged Sharon on Facebook, but haven't heard back yet. Thanks again for sharing all your hard work! Hope you both are well!
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Carol
La
Post # 62
01-11-2022 | 04:08 PM

PGT Beauregard

Love your site!

My question is: Where did you get the information for Adina Beauregard born 1864 and died 1864? It is listed on the Weaver side.
If I’m correct Caroline Beauregard was in New Orleans in 1864 which was under occupation at that time. She passed away in 1864 after a long illness.
Just asking???
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Jeffrey S. Vitter
New Orleans | United States
Post # 61
12-09-2021 | 06:37 PM

Re: Abner D. Miller

Brandy, thanks for your note.

I saw in FindAGrave.com that I was missing at least two other children of Abner: Daniel and Susanna. Are there others as well? Any info you can send would be appreciated.

BTW, FindAGrave.com lists Abner's deathdate as 1933. Which is right?

Thx,
-- Jeff

Brandy Hailey posted on 12-09-2021 | 04:01 PM:

Abner D. Miller

Hello,
Abner D Miller (1856-1938) is my 2nd Great Grandfather. I noticed in your tree, you do not have all of his children listed. I would be happy to help with that.
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Brandy Hailey
Oregon | USA
Post # 60
12-09-2021 | 04:01 PM

Abner D. Miller

Hello,
Abner D Miller (1856-1938) is my 2nd Great Grandfather. I noticed in your tree, you do not have all of his children listed. I would be happy to help with that.
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Jeff Vitter
New Orleans | USA
Post # 59
11-18-2021 | 10:15 PM

Re: birth date hans johann anton Weber

Jay, thanks! I updated the site with some of the info and sources you sent.

Regards,
-- Jeff

Jay Weber posted on 11-17-2021 | 02:35 PM:

birth date hans johann anton weber

cool ref.samuel s wenger ' the wenger book " 1978, p 1102-1106
book has anton b 1640 in schaffausen switzerland, bapt 1-10-1658. he died 12-17-1724. not known where buried: 1-on road to terrahill on adjacent cem. in cornfield, 2- on pioneer rd. at wizenthal where family had built 3 living structures: a- log cabin no longer there, b- 11/2 story all stone house around 1740 and still there; along side of this stone home were over 40 graves, 1 of which might be his, c- 2 story all brick house built by webers, still in existence which the owner who is weber related lives in.
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Jay Weber
DE | USA
Post # 58
11-17-2021 | 02:35 PM

birth date hans johann anton weber

cool ref.samuel s wenger ' the wenger book " 1978, p 1102-1106
book has anton b 1640 in schaffausen switzerland, bapt 1-10-1658. he died 12-17-1724. not known where buried: 1-on road to terrahill on adjacent cem. in cornfield, 2- on pioneer rd. at wizenthal where family had built 3 living structures: a- log cabin no longer there, b- 11/2 story all stone house around 1740 and still there; along side of this stone home were over 40 graves, 1 of which might be his, c- 2 story all brick house built by webers, still in existence which the owner who is weber related lives in.
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Beverly
USA | USA
Post # 57
10-26-2021 | 10:19 PM

Hoovers

Have tree on Geni. Would like to find out about Amy Leavitt and her relationship to MARY HOOVER LEAVETT. I AM A HOOVER
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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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