John Kitterman

Male8 August 1818–17 December 1851

Brief Life History 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

Sources (4)

  • John Kitterman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Kitterman in entry for Jasper Newton Kitterman, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Illinois State Archives Illinois Statewide Marriage Index John Kitterman and Mary Jane Smiley (1843)

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 July 1843Bureau, Illinois, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (7)

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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.


    Age 3

    Historical Boundaries: 1821: Bond, Illinois, United States 1821: Pike, Illinois, United States 1823: Illinois, United States 1825: Putnam, Illinois, United States 1827: Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States 1831: Putnam, Illinois, United States 1837: Bureau, Illinois, United States

    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

    Americanized form of German 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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