John Sidney Vitter

John Sidney Vitter

Male 1881 - Abt 1933  (51 years)
Person ID: I1376 


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  • Name John Sidney Vitter  [1, 2
    Name Jack and John Roland 
    Notes 
    • Deionese is listed in the 1920 and 1930 Censuses as adopted daughter of George W. Heintel and his wife Florence. Florence was Deionese's 1st cousin 1x removed.

      I got a family tree from Family Tree Maker's World Family Tree that lists the Shinn family. Teresa could possibly be the same as Deionese, who wasn't listed as a daughter, but I added her.

      From Preston Grundmeyer (son of Deionese Vitter):
      Jack, who also went by John Roland, lost his wife shortly after the birth of Merrill (Buzzy). He then deposited the kids with various relatives (Deionese to her cousin Florence Walter Heindel, Merrill to his grandmother Augusta Booth Vitter, Stanley (Cot, as in Cottontop) to his great aunt Vicorine Dupuis Hebert in New Iberia, LA, and Roland (Peck) to his aunt Eugenie (Jennie) Shinn Brechtel in New Orleans ).

      Jack did marry again in later years. There was talk that he fathered a son by a lady who lived in Patterson, LA, just down the road from Morgan City. Perhaps this was his new wife. As the child got older, he looked just like Jack, even with red hair. Preston's mother (Deionese) must have believed it to be true, because she didn't like to talk about it much when she reflected on how her father treated her. The woman who had the child had other children too, but she was nice and wrote letters to Deionese keeping her informed until Jack's death, which was when he was about 55. There was a John S. Vitter, listed in the N.O.LA Death Records Index as dying at age 53 on 2/23/1933, which could have been him.

      Jack played baseball for a living in the minors and was an umpire in the minors. Jeff found dozens of sports stores in the Atlanta Constitution in1914 listing a Vitter as umpire in the box scores.

      Red hair.
    Born 12 Aug 1881  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1933  Lake Providence, East Carroll, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings
     1. Harry William Vitter (ID:I1377),   b. 14 Dec 1883, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1936, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     2. Paul Oliver Vitter (ID:I1378),   b. 24 Jan 1888, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1959  (Age 71 years)
     3. Frank Albert Vitter (ID:I1379),   b. 21 May 1890, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1968, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Loretta May Vitter (ID:I1380),   b. 22 May 1892, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1992, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)
     5. James Hyppolite Vitter (ID:I1381),   b. 27 Jun 1894, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1927, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     6. Mary Berenaise Vitter (ID:I1382),   b. Jun 1896, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1983, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years)
     7. Deionese Therese Vitter (ID:I3334),   b. Jun 1896, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1897, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     8. Hilda Marguerite Vitter (ID:I1383),   b. Apr 1900, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1900, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)

    Parents

    Family ID: F458 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father 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) 
    Mother Augusta Margaret Booth (ID:I1117),   b. Feb 1862, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1938, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Marriage License 13 Feb 1879  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    N.O. Public Library VED 678, p. 66 
    Married 19 Feb 1879  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Reference Number 5202 

    Family

    Family ID: F617  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Wife Eulalie Teresa Shinn (ID:I3313),   b. 11 Nov 1880, Morgan City, St Mary, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1909, Morgan City, St Mary, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married Abt 1900  [5
    Reference Number 20079 
    Children 
      1. Roland John Vitter (ID:I2078),   b. 31 Aug 1904,   d. 29 Oct 1965  (Age 61 years)
      2. Deionese Teresa Vitter (ID:I3376),   b. 16 Jun 1906, Morgan City, St Mary, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1992  (Age 85 years)
      3. Stanley Charles Vitter (ID:I3375),   b. 18 Nov 1908, Morgan City, St Mary, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1992  (Age 83 years) [natural,private]
      4. Merrill Augustus Vitter (ID:I2081),   b. 16 Dec 1909, Morgan City, St Mary, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1963, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) [natural,private]

    Other Personal Events

    Occupation Minor league baseball player and umpire 
    Reference Number 1384 
    Residence 1900  4510 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head: Son 
  • Event Map

    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Aug 1881 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - 4510 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt 1933 - Lake Providence, East Carroll, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Orleans Birth Index Document
    Orleans Birth Index Document

  • Source Citations

    1. [S1239] 1900 United States Federal Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: New Orleans Ward 4, Orleans, Louisiana; Page: 4; Enumeration District: 0042; FHL microfilm: 1240571.
      1900 United States Federal Census
      1900 United States Federal Census
      Year: 1900; Census Place: New Orleans Ward 4, Orleans, Louisiana; Page: 4; Enumeration District: 0042; FHL microfilm: 1240571


    2. [S215] Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Birth Index, NAME: John Sidney Vitter.
      NAME: John Sidney Vitter
      BIRTH DATE: 12 Aug 1881
      BIRTH PLACE: Orleans, Louisiana, USA
      FATHER: Hypolite P Vitter
      MOTHER: Augusta Booth
      https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=ftO41&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&dbid=6587&gsln=vitter&gsfn_x=NN&gsln_x=1&new=1&rank=1&uidh=tx4&redir=false&msT=1&gss=angs-d&pcat=34&fh=8&h=227851&recoff=&ml_rpos=9&queryId=2987d6d5f9df4a619378e62056a71e49

    3. [S215] Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Birth Index, Name: John Sidney Vitter.
      https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=ftO30&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&dbid=6587&gsln=vitter&gsfn_x=NN&gsln_x=1&new=1&rank=1&uidh=tx4&redir=false&msT=1&gss=angs-d&pcat=34&fh=9&h=141453&recoff=&ml_rpos=10&queryId=2987d6d5f9df4a619378e62056a71e49
      Orleans Birth Index Document
      Orleans Birth Index Document


    4. [S893] Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Marriage Records, Hypolite Vitter and Augusta Booth.
      Marriage Vitter Booth Document
      Marriage Vitter Booth Document


    5. [S252] Family Database Shinn.FTW.
      Date of Import: Mar 16, 2004