||A. L. & Audrey Vitter: Role Models Extraordinaires|
Jeff Vitter's parents A. L. Jr. & Audrey (née St. Raymond) Vitter (grandparent names Père and Mimi) led accomplished lives of extraordinary service and caring for others — a legacy for generations to follow (including many Domers and a killer cookbook!).
||Avant et après le « Aha! moment »|
Before Jeff Vitter's Aha! moment described above, Jeff and his dad did not know much at all about where the Vitter line came from. Much correspondence behind the scenes — both electronic as well as old-fashioned hardcopy letters — led up to and beyond the big discovery. This history gives an inside look at the correspondences that genealogists…
||Martin Samuel Weaver: Kansas Homesteader|
Sharon (née Weaver) Vitter's paternal great grandfather Martin Weaver, from a family of 18 children, forged the way from Holmes County, Ohio to Miami County, Kansas and established today's Weaver Homestead in suburban Kansas City.
||Photos from Mimi's Homecoming Weekend, June 2006|
We couldn't bury Audrey "Mimi" (née St. Raymond) Vitter in New Orleans at the time of her death because of the devastation from Hurricane Katrina. When her body was brought back home for reburial eight months later, it was a time for several family events and to celebrate her life.
||Vitter Holiday Cards Through the Years|
'Tis the Season to be jolly! Welcome to a tradition starting in 1945 spanning several generations of annual Christmas greeting cards, augmented from time to time with cards for other occasions.
||Our Loyal Guardians Rex & Queenie|
Rex and Queenie — half-ton cast-iron Newfoundland dogs — have stood guard over Vitter-Artigues homes in New Orleans for about 110 years and have a fascinating (and still mysterious) genealogy of their own.
||Ancestors of Sharon Louise (née Weaver) Vitter|
Sharon (née Weaver) Vitter is co-host of this website vitter.org, and this chart traces her ancestors, generation by generation.
||Descendants of Simon Wider (1667–1737) and Ursula Wick (born circa 1670) and Anna Maria Schietknecht (born 1678)|
Simon Wider (1667–1737) is a 7th great grandfather of Jeffrey S. Vitter, co-host of this website vitter.org. Simon lived in Bietingen, Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (near the eastern border of Schaffhouse, Switzerland). His great grandson Hérard Vitter (1772–1848, born Erhardus Wider) immigrated roughly 150 miles west to Clerval,…
||Descendants of Jacob Weaver Sr. (1748–1820), immigrant to America, and Magdalena Oberholtzer (1748–1791)|
Jacob Weaver Sr. was a native of Zurich, Switzerland and immigrated to Pennsylvania via Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1767. He is the 4th great grandfather of Sharon Weaver Vitter, co-host of this website.
||Descendants of Pierre Feugas (late 1600s–mid-1700s) and Marie Claverie|
Pierre Feugas is a 6th great grandfather of Jeffrey S. Vitter, co-host of this website vitter.org. Pierre married Marie Claverie from La Bastide-de-Sérou, Ariège, France, and they resided in Hagetaubin, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. Their 3rd great grandson Jean Ferran dit Larneilh immigrated from Uzan, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France to New…
||Descendants of Claude Courtot (born 1624) and Claudine Vincent (born 1627)|
Claude Courtot and Claudine Vincent are 9th great grandparents of Jeff Vitter, co-host of this website vitter.org. Claude was born in Aillevans and Claudine was born in nearby Montjustin-et-Velotte in the Haute-Saône department of Franche-Comté, France.
||Descendants of Bernard Artigues and Bernarde Perissé (last half of 1600s) of Salies-du-Salat, Haute-Garonne, France|
Bernard Artigues (last half of 1600s) is a 7th great grandfather of Jeffrey S. Vitter, co-host of this website vitter org. Bernard married Bernarde Perissé from Mane, Haute-Garonne, France in 1687 in Salies-du-Salat, Haute-Garonne, France. Their 4th great grandson Ferréol Artigues (1852–1914) immigrated to New Orleans, Louisiana from…
||Descendants of Hugues Lambelin (1573–1677) and Marguerite Bernard (1618–1684)|
Hugues Lambelin and Marguerite Bernard are vitter.org website co-host Jeff Vitter's 9th great grandparents from the Haute-Saône region of eastern France. Hugues was born in Adelans-et-le-Val-de-Bithaine, and Marguerite was born in Montjustin and died in Luxeuil-les-Bains.
||Descendants of Jakobi Kauffman (born 1455) and Augusta Sophia (born 1455)|
Jakobi Kauffman is a 14th great grandfather of Sharon Weaver Vitter, co-host of this website vitter.org. The Kauffman clan includes the influential Mennonite teacher Täufer Isaac Kauffman (1653–1741) and his son Isaac Jr. (1685–late 1700s). Isaac Jr. immigrated with his family to Pennsylvania via Rotterdam on the ship Virtuous Grace in 1737.
||Descendants of Jean Ferran dit Jutat (mid-1700s) and Jeanne Dourron|
Jean Ferran is a 5th great grandfather of Jeffrey S. Vitter, co-host of this website vitter.org. Jean married Jeanne Dourron and likely lived in Lignacq, Serres-Sainte-Marie, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. Their great great grandson Jean Ferran dit Larneilh immigrated to New Orleans from Uzan, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France by 1893 and became a…
||Descendants of Thiébaud Oval (1692–1772) and Anne Lambelin (1710–1788)|
Thiébaud Oval and Anne Lambelin are vitter.org website co-host Jeff Vitter's 6th great grandparents from the Haute-Saône department of Franche-Comté, France. Anne was born in Aillevans, and they both died in nearby Borey.
||Descendants of Simonin Family patriarch (born circa 1490)|
This Simonin (Symonin, Simonyn, Symonnin) ancestor is the double 12th great grandfather of Jeff Vitter, co-host of this website vitter.org. He and descendants lived in the vicinity of Vaudrivillers, Randevillers, and Belvoir in the Doubs department of Franche-Comté, France. With the help of fellow genealogists Stéphane Perrey and sisters…
||Descendants of Charlemagne, Holy Roman Emperor (748–814 AD)|
Co-host Jeff Vitter of the website vitter.org is a 39th great grandson of Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne de Herstal. You can read a history of Charlemagne on the main webpage vitter.org/familytree.