Alexander William Vitter

Male 1850 - 1931  (80 years)
Person ID: I1092 


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  • Name Alexander William Vitter  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Relationshipwith Jeffrey Scott Vitter
    Born 14 Sep 1850  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 6
    • N.O. Public Library vol 11, p. 326
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Mar 1931  [7
    Siblings
     1. Hypolite Yves Vitter (ID:I1091),   b. 12 Jan 1852, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1905, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     2. Gustave Vitter (ID:I1090),   b. 2 Oct 1853, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1916, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. Alfred Nicolas Vitter (ID:I15),   b. 22 Jan 1855, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1898, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     4. Arthur Vitter (ID:I1094),   b. 25 Mar 1856, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1896, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     5. Victor Vitter (ID:I1093),   b. 11 Aug 1858, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1867, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
     6. Eugène Vitter (ID:I1103),   b. Abt 1861, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Neuville Beauregard Vitter (ID:I1899),   b. 25 Apr 1863,   d. 1 Oct 1867, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     8. Louisa Vitter (ID:I1104),   b. Abt 1864, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Parents

    Family ID: F15 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father Joseph Auguste Vitter (ID:I1088),   b. 16 Mar 1828, Clerval, Doubs, Franche-Comté, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1896, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Marie Victoire Hentzelin (ID:I1089),   b. Abt 1833, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1906  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 28 Mar 1849  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8, 9
    Marriage License N.O. Public Library VEE 678  [10
    Reference Number 4936 
    Notes 
    • The information about the children of Auguste and Marie Victoire came from the 1880 census and the birth records of the City of New Orleans. The census records of 1880 apparently contain several typos. Some children are listed with the wrong age. For example, Arthur is listed as 5, but his N.O. birth record gives the date 3/25/1856, making him 23 or 24. Victor is listed as 10, but his N.O. birth record gives the date 8/11/1858, making him 11 or 12. There are no N.O. birth records for Charles (age 3), Violate (age 4), and Louisa (age 16, born in Switzerland according to census), and Eugène (age 19). Inclusion of those five children "fills the gap" in the impressive record of births by Marie Victoire, so it is conceivable that they are her children. It's also possible that she took a trip back to Switzerland, where Louisa was apparently born.

      Marie Victoire's maiden name is listed as Hentzelin on her marriage license, but her name is listed in a variety of ways on the birth records of her children: Angelin, Angeline, Ondelslein, Henzerling, Henzenlen. (These names were listed in the index of births. So far I (Jeff Vitter) haven't checked the actual birth records. JSV 7/2000)

    Family

    Family ID: F459 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart 20 Jan 2021   
    Wife Missouri Hicks (ID:I1099),   b. Abt 1855 
    Married 4 May 1874  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage License N.O. Public Library VEB 678  [11
    Reference Number 4978 
    Children 
      1. Edward A. Vitter (ID:I1100),   b. 25 Apr 1875, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1876, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)

    Other Personal Events

    Occupation 1870  [4
    Wheelwright 
    Occupation 1880  [2
    Dairyman, census 
    Reference Number 1098 
    Residence 1870  Ward 3, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence Post Office: New Orleans 
    Residence 1880  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head: Son 
    Residence 1900  1611 Dumaine Street, Ward 5, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head: Son 
  • Event Map

    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Sep 1850 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 May 1874 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - 1611 Dumaine Street, Ward 5, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
  • Documents
    Marriage Vitter Hicks Documents
    Marriage Vitter Hicks Documents
    Orleans Birth Index Document
    Orleans Birth Index Document
    Histories
    Après le <em>Aha!</em> moment (et avant aussi!)
    Après le Aha! moment (et avant aussi!)
    As highlighted in the history "The Aha! Moment That Led to This Website," Jeff Vitter made a big breakthrough in December 2000 when he discovered when, where, and how his Vitter ancestors came from Europe to the USA. Much correspondence behind the scenes led up to and beyond that discovery. This history gives an inside look at the correspondences that genealogists engage in and how what we understand grows (we hope!) with time.

  • Source Citations

    1. [S287] Family Database TinneyFamilyMeredithTinney.FTW.
      Date of Import: Jun 16, 2004

    2. [S1011] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Lehi, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Year: 1880; Census Place: New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana; Roll: 459; Page: 597A; Enumeration District: 026.
      1880 United States Federal Census
      1880 United States Federal Census
      Year: 1880; Census Place: New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana; Roll: 459; Page: 597A; Enumeration District: 026


    3. [S1239] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Year: 1900; Census Place: New Orleans Ward 5, Orleans, Louisiana; Page: 13; Enumeration District: 0049; FHL microfilm: 1240572.
      1900 United States Federal Census
      1900 United States Federal Census
      Year: 1900; Census Place: New Orleans Ward 5, Orleans, Louisiana; Page: 13; Enumeration District: 0049; FHL microfilm: 1240572


    4. [S1010] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Year: 1870; Census Place: New Orleans Ward 3, Orleans, Louisiana; Roll: M593_520; Page: 510A; Family History Library Film: 552019.
      1870 United States Federal Census
      1870 United States Federal Census
      Year: 1870; Census Place: New Orleans Ward 3, Orleans, Louisiana; Roll: M593_520; Page: 510A; Family History Library Film: 552019


    5. [S307] Family Database of Vitter-Weaver Family, Jeffrey & Sharon Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Date: Since 1996;), Après le Aha! moment (et avant aussi!).
      As highlighted in "The Aha! Moment That Led to This Website," Jeff Vitter made a big breakthrough in December 2000 when he discovered when, where, and how his Vitter ancestors came from Europe to the USA. Much correspondence behind the scenes led up to and beyond that discovery. This history gives an inside look at the correspondences that genealogists engage in and how what we understand grows (we hope!) with time.
      https://www.vitter.org/familytree/histories/jeffemail2001.php

    6. [S114] Birth Index, N.O. Public Library Vol. 20, p. 64.
      http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/orleans/vitals/births/index/nobiv.txt
      Orleans Birth Index Document
      Orleans Birth Index Document


    7. [S285] The Times Picayune / The New Orleans Advocate, (Name: Advance Publications; Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Date: Since 1837;), 3/3/1931, p. 2, col. 8.

    8. [S307] Family Database of Vitter-Weaver Family, Jeffrey & Sharon Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Date: Since 1996;), The Aha! Moment That Led to This Website.
      When Jeff Vitter was growing up in New Orleans, his parents A. L. Vitter Jr. and Audrey (née St. Raymond) Vitter would always tell the family about their trips to France as young children to meet relatives, but they didn't know many particulars beyond their grandparents, especially on my dad's paternal side. Jeff's Aha! moment came when he combined technologies — new and old — to discover how, when, and where the Vitters came to the USA from Europe.
      https://vitter.org/familytree/histories/relativityresearch.php

    9. [S307] Family Database of Vitter-Weaver Family, Jeffrey & Sharon Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Date: Since 1996;), Relativity Research.
      The underlying theme of our website is research on relativity — our relatives pulsate outward in our time-space continuum in a series of gravitational waves spanning many generations and relationships! This page gives an overview of several family histories, beginning with Jeff Vitter's Aha! moment, which ultimately led to creation of this website.
      https://vitter.org/familytree/histories/relativityresearch.php

    10. [S893] New Orleans, Louisiana, Marriages, Auguste Vitter and Marie Victoire Hentzelin.
      Marriage Vitter Hentzelin Document
      Marriage Vitter Hentzelin Document


    11. [S893] New Orleans, Louisiana, Marriages, Alexander Vitter and Missouri Hicks.
      Marriage Vitter Hicks Documents
      Marriage Vitter Hicks Documents