Alfred Nicolas Vitter

Alfred Nicolas Vitter

Male 1855 - 1898  (43 years)
Person ID: I15  Jeff Vitter's Ancestors and Descendants


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  • Name Alfred Nicolas Vitter  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Name Alfred Vitter 
    Notes 
    • There was confusion between Alfred's name and his father's and brother's Auguste on his marriage license. Just below the middle of the marriage license, it states, "Whereas, the above bounden Auguste Nicolas Vitter, has applied to John L. Laresche; Third Justice of the Peace for hte Parish of Orleans, as has obtained from him a License to Marry Miss M arie Hofeline." "Auguste" is a typo, which should read "Alfred".
    Born 22 Jan 1855  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Aug 1898  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 10
    Buried Aug 1898  Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Vitter-Hofeline tomb, lot 6, Willow between Magnolia Walk and Hawthorne Walk, City Park Ave. & Canal Blvd.
    Siblings
     1. Alexander William Vitter (ID:I1092),   b. 14 Sep 1850, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1931  (Age 80 years)
     2. 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)
     3. 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)
     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
     9. Lelia Hortense Vitter (ID:I1095),   b. 8 Nov 1864, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1897, Lafourche, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     10. Auguste Valentin Vitter (ID:I1096),   b. 20 Aug 1866, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1909, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     11. Octave R. Vitter (ID:I1097),   b. 1 Jan 1868, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1911, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     12. Victor Vitter (ID:I31278),   b. Between 1869 and 1870,   d. DECEASED

    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, 6, 7
    Marriage License N.O. Public Library VEE 678  [15
    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: F13  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Wife Marie H. Hofeline (ID:I16),   b. 4 Oct 1858, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1925, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 22 Jan 1878  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Marriage License N.O. Public Library VED 678, p.360 
    Reference Number 1502 
    Notes 
    • There was confusion between Alfred's name and his father's and brother's name (Auguste) on his marriage license. Just below the middle of the marriage license, it states, "Whereas, the above bounden Auguste Nicolas Vitter has applied to John L. Laresche, Third Justice of the Peace for the Parish of Orleans, and has obtained from him a License to Marry Miss Marie Hofeline." "Auguste" is a typo, which should read "Alfred".

      Alfred's character witnesses on the marriage license were Auguste Arthur Bohné (an in-law) and Albert D. Hofeline (brother-in-law). Witnesses included Auguste Vitter, Hypolite Vitter, and Albert D. Hofeline.
    Children 
      1. Albert Leopold Vitter, Sr. (ID:I13),   b. 15 Sep 1878, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1961, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
      2. Joseph N. Vitter (ID:I2075),   b. 7 Jul 1880, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1899, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
      3. Anna Albertine Vitter (ID:I18),   b. 7 Oct 1882, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1958, Jackson, East Feliciana, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
      4. Sidney Alexander Vitter (ID:I19),   b. Jan 1885, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1950  (Age ~ 65 years)
      5. Charles Alfred Vitter (ID:I21),   b. May 1887, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1932, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
      6. Harry Albert Vitter (ID:I20),   b. 23 Dec 1888, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1967, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
      7. Alfred A. Vitter (ID:I17),   b. 13 Jun 1894, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1916  (Age 21 years)
      8. John Dewey Vitter (ID:I1896),   b. 21 Mar 1898, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1967, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)

    Other Personal Events

    Residence 1870  Ward 3, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence Post Office: New Orleans 
    Occupation 1880  [12
    Dairyman 
    Residence 1880  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1880  Hagan Avenue, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 12
    Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head: Son 
    Occupation 1890  [13
    Packer, E. Marqueze & Co. 
    Occupation 1898  [14
    Varnisher 
    Reference Number 15 
    Residence 1898  1819 Howard Avenue, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Residence 1898  531 N. Murat Street, corner Toulouse, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
  • Event Map

    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Jan 1855 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Ward 3, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Jan 1878 - 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 - 1898 - 1819 Howard Avenue, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1898 - 531 N. Murat Street, corner Toulouse, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aug 1898 - Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Aug 1898 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
  • Documents
    Orleans Birth Index Document
    Orleans Birth Index Document
    Orleans Death Index Vitter 1995 after Document
    Orleans Death Index Vitter 1995 after Document
    Marriage Hofeline Vitter Document
    Marriage Hofeline Vitter Document
    Headstones
    Hofeline Vitter Vaunt Tomb Headstone
    Hofeline Vitter Vaunt Tomb Headstone
    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.
    Relativity Research
    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.
    The <em>Aha!</em> Moment That Led to This Website
    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.

  • Source Citations

    1. [S641] Family Trees and Records, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA, Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members;).
      Record for Charles Alfred Vitter
      https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1030&h=-73449638&indiv=try

    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. [S1252] A tous les Vitter du monde, Jean-Pierre Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: France; Date: October 2002;), Jeff Vitter and the Vitter line in America, pages 3, 13, 16–19.
      This manuscript is a comprehensive and very entertaining account of the Vitter generations written by Jean-Pierre Vitter (Jeff Vitter's 4th cousin, 1x removed) in October 2002. It's easily translated, e.g., using Google Translate. The story starts with Jeff's 4th great grandfather Hérard Vitter, who moved from "l'Autriche Antérieure" to the town of Clerval in the Doubs region of France in the 1700s. Hérard's father in the old country was Mathieu Vitter, and his son Pierre is the one who emigrated from France to New Orleans in 1843. The big mystery that remained was exactly where Hérard Vitter came from originally. (See JPV's follow-on work, Le sang qui coule dans nos veines, for answers.)
      https://vitter.org/Genealogy/Documents/JeanPierreVitterBook.pdf

    4. [S1251] Find A Grave, Alfred N. Vitter.
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/90039008/alfred-n-vitter
      Hofeline Vitter Vaunt Tomb Headstone
      Hofeline Vitter Vaunt Tomb Headstone


    5. [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

    6. [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

    7. [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

    8. [S215] Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Birth Index, N.O. Public Library vol 20, page 85.
      http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/orleans/vitals/births/index/nobiv.txt
      Orleans Birth Index Document
      Orleans Birth Index Document


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

    10. [S217] Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Death Index, 1896–1907, Alfred N. Vitter.
      http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/orleans/vitals/deaths/index/reel3/nodiv.txt
      Orleans Death Index Vitter 1995 after Document
      Orleans Death Index Vitter 1995 after Document


    11. [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


    12. [S3] 1880 Louisiana Census, New Orleans.

    13. [S4] 1890 Directory of the City of New Orleans.

    14. [S5] 1900 Directory of the City of New Orleans.

    15. [S893] Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Marriage Records, Auguste Vitter and Marie Victoire Hentzelin.
      Marriage Vitter Hentzelin Document
      Marriage Vitter Hentzelin Document


    16. [S893] Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Marriage Records, Alfred Vitter and Marie Hofeline.
      Marriage Hofeline Vitter Document
      Marriage Hofeline Vitter Document