Descendants of Edward Hitch (1819-1890) of Wisconsin


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16. Alma Hitch was born in 1914 in WI.38

17. Elenore Hitch was born in 1916 in WI.39

18. Miriam Hitch was born on 15 Feb 1919 in Walworth Co., WI,40 died on 23 Mar 2010 in Elmhurst, Dupage Co., IL at age 91, and was buried about 26 Mar 2010 in Spring Grove Cemetery, Walworth Co., WI.

Miriam married (?) Dietz-Bender.

19. Ralph Henry Hitch was born on 11 Aug 1913 in Palmyra, Jefferson Co., WI,35,42,44 died on 21 Feb 1995 in Ft. Atkinson, Jefferson Co., WI45 at age 81, and was buried about 24 Feb 1995 in Evergreen Cemetery, Ft. Atkinson, Jefferson Co., WI.

Ralph married Irma A. Schult on 5 May 1945.35 Irma was born from 1920 to 1921, died on 26 Jul 1998 in Ft. Atkinson, Jefferson Co., WI51 at age 78, and was buried about 29 Jul 1998 in Evergreen Cemetery, Ft. Atkinson, Jefferson Co., WI.

20. Hazel E. Hitch 2 was born on 7 Nov 1915 in Palmyra, Jefferson Co., WI,35,46 died in 2007 in WI at age 92, and was buried in 2007 in Evergreen Cemetery, Ft. Atkinson, Jefferson Co., WI.

Noted events in her life were:

Living: 35

Hazel married Wendell H. Davis on 2 Apr 1936.35 Wendell was born in 1915, died on 30 Jun 1967 in WI35 at age 52, and was buried about 2 Jul 1967 in Evergreen Cemetery, Ft. Atkinson, Jefferson Co., WI.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 28 M    i. Robert Davis was born on 3 Jun 1941.35

+ 29 F    ii. Janet Davis was born on 11 Nov 1944.35

21. Elsie E. Hitch 2 was born on 9 Oct 1917 in Palmyra, Jefferson Co., WI,35,47 died on 4 May 2009 in WI at age 91, and was buried about 7 May 2009 in Evergreen Cemetery, Ft. Atkinson, Jefferson Co., WI.

General Notes: Elsie, age 91, passed away at her home. Elsie was born the daughter of the late Edward & Elizabeth (Geitner) Hitch. Elsie married Harlan Sahr of Fort Atkinson on Dec. 12, 1937. He preceded her in death on Aug. 9, 1991. Elsie was a member of First United Methodist Church. Elsie volunteered her time at Nearly New, the Fort Atkinson Food Pantry and at church. She loved playing cards with her card club, taking bus tours, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. Elsie is survived by her son, a daughter and her spouse, children, eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, a sister, and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She also was preceded in death by brothers, Ralph, Harvey, Ed and Howard; sisters, Doris Spitzer and Hazel Davis; and daughter-in-law, Randy Sahr.

Noted events in her life were:

Living: 1996, Ft. Atkinson, Jefferson Co., WI. 35

Elsie married Harlan C. Sahr on 12 Dec 1937.35 Harlan was born in 1914, died on 9 Aug 1991 in WI at age 77, and was buried about 12 Aug 1991 in Evergreen Cemetery, Ft. Atkinson, Jefferson Co., WI.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 30 F    i. Shirley Sahr was born in Sep 1941 in WI.35

+ 31 M    ii. Thomas Sahr was born in Sep 1943 in WI.35

22. Doris Elizabeth Hitch was born on 2 Apr 1920 in Palmyra, Jefferson Co., WI,35 died in 1989 in Palmyra, Jefferson Co., WI at age 69, and was buried in 1989 in Evergreen Cemetery, Ft. Atkinson, Jefferson Co., WI.

Doris married Laverne Sahr on 27 Nov 1936 in WI.35

Marriage Notes:
Location of divorce was WI

Children from this marriage were:

+ 32 F    i. Barbara Sahr was born on 10 Sep 1937 in WI.35

+ 33 F    ii. Mary Lou Sahr was born on 24 Mar 1942 in WI.35

+ 34 F    iii. Judy Sahr was born from 1943 to 1944 in WI.35

+ 35 M    iv. Richard Sahr was born on 23 Apr 1944 in WI.35

+ 36 M    v. Larry Sahr was born on 22 Aug 1945 in WI.35

+ 37 M    vi. Gary Sahr was born on 12 Oct 1946 in WI.35

+ 38 M    vii. Dennis Sahr was born on 17 May 1948 in WI.35

+ 39 M    viii. David Sahr was born on 25 Jul 1949 in WI.35

+ 40 F    ix. Ellen Sahr was born on 18 Aug 1950 in WI.35

+ 41 M    x. Mike Sahr was born on 31 Jul 1953 in WI.35

Doris next married Harold D. Spitzer on 22 Jun 1968 in WI.35 Harold was born in 1914, died on 7 Mar 1988 in WI35 at age 74, and was buried about 10 May 1988 in Evergreen Cemetery, Ft. Atkinson, Jefferson Co., WI.

23. Howard Edwin (Pete) Hitch was born on 18 Mar 1922 in Palmyra, Jefferson Co., WI,35 died on 17 Jul 2008 in Palmyra, Jefferson Co., WI at age 86, and was buried about 20 Jul 2008 in Evergreen Cemetery, Ft. Atkinson, Jefferson Co., WI.

General Notes: Pete, 86, passed away at the Black Hawk Senior Residence in Fort Atkinson. He was born the son of Edward & Elizabeth (Geitner) Hitch. He married Elizabeth Erna Brandt on April 14, 1944, in Fort Atkinson. He worked for the City of Fort Atkinson until his retirement. After his retirement, he drove funeral coach for Kutz Livery Service and later for Nitardy Funeral Home. Pete was a member of the First United Methodist Chruch of Fort Atkinson. Surviving are his wife, two sisters, a brother, a favorite niece, and other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Pete was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Stanley Hitch; three brothers, Ralph Hitch, Harvey Hitch and Edward Hitch Jr.; and two sisters, Hazel Davis and Doris Spitzer.



Howard married Elizabeth Erna Brandt, daughter of Otto Brandt and Erna Schwenn, on 14 Apr 1944 in Ft. Atkinson, Jefferson Co., WI.35 Elizabeth was born on 7 Aug 1921 in Germany, died on 24 Apr 2010 in Ft. Atkinson, Jefferson Co., WI at age 88, and was buried on 28 Apr 2010 in Evergreen Cemetery, Ft. Atkinson, Jefferson Co., WI.

General Notes: Elizabeth "Betty" Erna Hitch, 88, of Fort Atkinson, passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Sienna Crest in Fort Atkinson. Elizabeth was born on Aug. 7, 1921, in Germany, the daughter of Otto and Erna (Schwenn) Brandt. She married Howard "Pete" Edwin Hitch on April 14, 1944, in Fort Atkinson. Pete preceded her in death on July 17, 2008. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Fort Atkinson. She enjoyed volunteering at the Golden LivingCenter where she helped with Bingo and baking, and she loved her flowers. Surviving are a brother, William D. Brandt of Janesville; a sister, Elsie Zingin of Jefferson; a special niece, Sandy (Wayne) Hasel of Fort Atkinson; and other relatives and friends. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Stanley; brothers, Arthur, Roy and Frank Brandt; and a sister, Ursie Rue. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 28, at the Nitardy Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Atkinson with the Rev. John W. Wells officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Atkinson. Friends may call after 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home until the services. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Rainbow Hospice of Jefferson or the First United Methodist Church of Fort Atkinson.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 42 M    i. Stanley Hitch was born in 1952 in WI35 and died in 1952 in WI.35

24. Louise Hitch was born on 4 Dec 1925 in Palmyra, Jefferson Co., WI.35

Louise married Kenneth Willing on 7 Sep 1946 in WI.35

25. Harvey Edward Hitch was born on 6 Jan 1931 in Palmyra, Jefferson Co., WI35 and died about 20 Dec 199848 about age 67.

Harvey married Geraldine May Nelson on 17 Jun 1950 in WI.35

Children from this marriage were:

+ 43 F    i. Bonnie Jean Hitch was born on 5 Nov 1950 in Ft. Atkinson, Jefferson Co., WI35,52 and died on 8 Dec 1999 in Allentown, TN52 at age 49.

+ 44 F    ii. Linda Hitch was born on 24 Oct 1952 in WI.35

+ 45 F    iii. Sharon Hitch was born on 14 Oct 1955 in WI.35

+ 46 M    iv. Keith Hitch was born on 17 Sep 1957 in WI.35

+ 47 F    v. Wendy Hitch was born on 18 Dec 1958 in WI.35

+ 48 M    vi. Kevin Hitch was born on 19 Nov 1965 in WI.35

26. Edward Thomas Hitch 2 was born on 26 Mar 1933 in Palmyra, Jefferson Co., WI35 and died on 29 Dec 1997 in Abilene, Taylor Co., TX49,50 at age 64.

General Notes: Obituary from 12/29/1997 newspaper:

Edward Thomas Hitch

Edward Thomas Hitch, 64, died Friday at a local hospital.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church with Arthur Lowe officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery, directed by North's Funeral Home, 242 Orange.

Mr. Hitch grew up in Palmyra, Wis., and graduated from Fort Atkinson, Wis., High School. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1952 and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War, retiring in 1973. He graduated from Cisco Junior College with an associate's degree in business administration and had been employed by Refrigeration & Supply, Color Vision and Nelson Supply. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and Mesquite Oaks Golf Course. He married Margaret V. "Marge" Watts in 1953 in San Antonio.

Survivors include his wife, of Abilene; two sons, Phillip Hitch of Peoria, Ill., and Rodney Hitch of San Antonio; three brothers, Eugene Hitch of Goldsboro, N.C., Harvey Hitch of Delaware and Howard Hitch of Fort Atkinson; three sisters, Hazel Davis and Elsie Sahr, both of Fort Atkinson, and Louise Willing of Jefferson, Wis.; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 1202 S. Pioneer Drive, Abilene 79605.

The family will be at the funeral home from 6-7:30 p.m. today.

Edward married Margaret V. Watts,2 daughter of Leslie Watts and Margaret Lattimer, on 25 Jul 1953 in Randolph Afb, Near San Antonio, TX.35 Margaret was born on 13 Jun 1932 in Denver, Adams Co., CO53 and died on 26 Dec 1999 in Abilene, Taylor Co., TX53 at age 67.

General Notes: MARGARET HITCH, 67, of Abilene died Dec. 26. Services were Dec. 30. Mrs. Hitch was born in Denver. She married Edward Hitch, 1953. She worked for Bell Telephone Co., a pharmacy, and a nursery. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. She was a Red Cross volunteer at Dyess Hospital. Survivors include sons Phillip of Illinois and Rodney of Texas; mother Margaret Lattimer of Manzanola; father Leslie Watts of Denver; sisters Phyllus Kaufman and Christine Jesop, both of Denver, Elizabeth Watts of Lubbock; brothers Edward Lattimer of Greeley and Leslie Watts of Colorado Springs; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Headline: Margaret Hitch Publication Date: December 29, 1999 Source: Peoria Journal Star Page: B04 Subjects: Region: Illinois Obituary: Born June 13, 1932, in Denver to Leslie Watts and Margaret Lattimer, she married Edward Hitch on July 25, 1953, in San Antonio, Texas. He died in 1997. Surviving are two sons, Phillip of Bartonville and Rodney of San Antonio; her mother of Manzanola, Colo.; her father of Denver; three sisters, Phyllis Kaufman and Christine Jesop, both of Denver, and Elizabeth Watts of Lubbock, Texas; two brothers, Edward Lattimer of Greeley, Colo., and Leslie Watts of Colorado Springs, Colo.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Grace Lutheran Church in Abilene. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 tonight at Norths Funeral Home in Abilene. Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial Park in Abilene. Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 1202 S. Pioneer, Abilene, TX 79605.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 49 M    i. Phillip R. Hitch was born on 28 Apr 1955.35

+ 50 M    ii. Rodney W. Hitch was born on 22 Aug 1956.35

27. Eugene (Gene) Hitch was born on 29 Dec 1936 in Palmyra, Jefferson Co., WI.35

Eugene married Sharon Spitzer, daughter of Harold D. Spitzer and (?) (?), on 28 Aug 1959.35

Children from this marriage were:

+ 51 M    i. Brian Hitch was born on 29 Jun 1960.35

+ 52 M    ii. Todd Hitch was born on 21 Jun 1962.35

+ 53 F    iii. Lisa Hitch was born on 7 Mar 1965.35


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