John Kitterman

8 August 1818–17 December 1851 (Age 33)
Franklin, Virginia, United States

The Life of John

When John Kitterman was born on 8 August 1818, in Franklin, Virginia, United States, his father, Peter Kitterman, was 31 and his mother, Maria Magdalena Kettemann, was 32. He married Mable Crawford about 1841, in Franklin, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Bureau, Illinois, United States in 1850. He died on 17 December 1851, in Wyanet, Bureau, Illinois, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Triplett Cemetery, Wyanet Township, Bureau, Illinois, United States.

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John Kitterman
Mary Jane Smiley
Marriage: 6 July 1843
Jasper Newton Kitterman
Joseph Peter Kitterman

Spouse and Children


    Mary Jane Smiley


6 July 1843
Bureau, Illinois, United States


    Jasper Newton Kitterman


    Joseph Peter Kitterman


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World Events (8)

1819 · State Capital moves to Vandalia

Age 1

Vandalia was founded in 1819 as a new capital because Kaskaskia was under the threat of floods. The history of the name Vandalia is uncertain. Under the law which Vandalia was founded states that the title of capital would not be moved from there for twenty years. Even though it was the capital it was never the most populous area in Illinois.
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 6

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 12

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

German: altered spelling of Kettermann, in the south a metronymic from Ketter, a short form of Katharina; in the north a nickname for a heretic or godless person, from Middle Low German ketter (modern German Ketzer) ‘heretic’ + man ‘man’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Kitterman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Kitterman, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Illinois State Archives Illinois Statewide Marriage Index John Kitterman and Mary Jane Smiley (1843)

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