1. Edward D.E. (E6) Hitch 1 was born on 24 Dec 1819 in Soham, Cambridgeshire, England,2,3,4 died on 15 Apr 1890 in Palmyra, Jefferson Co., WI5 at age 70, and was buried about 18 Apr 1890 in Zion Cemetery, Jefferson Co., WI.2
General Notes: Edward Hitch came from England to Whitewater, Wisconsin in about 1851. The family then moved to Palmyra, Wisconsin sometime in late 1857. From records in the Office of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), "Edward Hitch of Jefferson County, Wisconsin" purchased land from the La Crosse, Wisconsin office on October 30, 1857 (Certificate No. 8822). The land was described as "the South half of the North West quarter of Section three in Township sixteen North of Range one west in the District of Lands subject to sale at La Crosse Wisconsin containing eighty acres."
Edward Hitch served with Co. G of ??, USA in the Civil War.
In the Federal Census of 1880, Edward Hitch is listed in Palmyra, Jefferson Co., WI in a household (pg 14) as follows: - Edwad Hitch, age 60, farmer, born in England - Fanny Hitch, age 61, housekeeping, born in England - Sophia Hitch, age 18, born in WI - Thomas W. Hitch, age 17, born in WI
Edward married Fannie Peacock 2 about 1850 in England. Fannie was born on 13 Feb 1818 in England,6,7 died on 25 Oct 1890 in Palmyra, Jefferson Co., WI8 at age 72, and was buried about 28 Oct 1890 in Zion Cemetery, Jefferson Co., WI.
Children from this marriage were:
+ 2 F i. Elizabeth Hitch 9 was born on 9 Oct 1850 in Cambridgeshire, England10,11,12 and died on 24 Dec 1912 in WI12 at age 62.
+ 3 F ii. Annis Hitch 9 was born in 1854 in Whitewater, Walworth Co., WI.13,14
+ 4 F iii. Mary A. Hitch was born from 1855 to 1856 in Whitewater, Walworth Co., WI.15,16
+ 5 F iv. Amanda L. Hitch was born in 1857 in Whitewater, Walworth Co., WI.17,18
+ 6 F v. Caroline Hitch was born in 1858 in Whitewater, Walworth Co., WI.19,20
+ 7 F vi. Jane E. Hitch was born on 15 Dec 1860 in Whitewater, Walworth Co., WI,21 died on 28 Apr 1882 in Jefferson Co., WI at age 21, and was buried about 1 May 1882 in Zion Cemetery, Jefferson Co., WI.
+ 8 F vii. Sophia Hitch was born in 1862 in Palmyra, Jefferson Co., WI.22
+ 9 M viii. Thomas William Hitch was born on 16 Apr 1863 in Palmyra, Jefferson Co., WI,2,23,24,25 died on 28 Oct 1955 in Ft. Atkinson, Jefferson Co., WI2 at age 92, and was buried about 31 Oct 1955 in Hilside Cemetery, Palmyra, Jefferson Co., WI.2