Marcus Finley Hitch
- Born: 03 Aug 1855, IL 1 2 3 4
- Marriage (1): Harriett (Julia?) Neidball about 1880
- Marriage (2): Mary E. Brooks on 25 Nov 1920 in Cook Co., IL
- Died: 26 Mar 1926, Downers Grove, Dupage Co., IL 5 6
Excerpt of a letter dated September 21, 1901 from Marcus Hitch, lawyer, Reaper Block, Chicago, IL. (This is from "A Hitch Orchard" by Daisy Hitch Davies, 1931)
"My great grandfather was Spencer Hitch of Sussex Co., DE. I have before me a certified copy of his will dated Feb. 5, 1797 and is witnessed by William Mason adm. Gillis Hitch. At the time of his death, he owned a farm upon which has since been built, the town of Bridgeville, DE. which you will find is a railroad station in the southern part of Delaware. This farm he gave by his will to one of his sons also named Spencer Hitch and there was subsequently considerable litigation over the construction of this will after the land had increased in value by becoming a town site.
No doubt you have access to the Supreme Court Reports of the state of Delaware. If you will look at the case of Hitch vs. Patten, 8 Delaware 334, you will find details about my great grandfather's family and estate --- My father moved from Delaware first to Ohio and later to Pike Co., in the western part of Illinois where I was born and raised.
I have some distant relatives near Bloomington, IL., engaged in the woolen manufacturing business under the name of Reeves and Hitch. - I have nine living children ----"
In the Federal Census of 1860, Marcus Hitch is listed in Pike County, Illinois (page 931, Hadley Township) in a household as follows: - Rufus M. Hitch, age 8, born in IL - Marcus Hitch, age 5, born in IL - James Qigby, age 49, born in England - Lucy Qigby, age 44, born in NY - George T. Qigby, age 3 months, born in IL.
In the Federal Census of 1900, Marcus Hitch is listed in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois in a household as follows: - Marcus Hitch, born 8/1855 in IL - Julia Hitch, born 5/1859 in Germany - Charles Hitch, born 1/1881 in Germany - Louis Hitch, born 6/1882 in IL - Rudolph Hitch, born 2/1884 in IL - Lucy Hitch, born 1/1886 in IL - Helen Hitch, born 11/1887 in IL - Adeline Hitch, born 2/1896 in IL - Julia Hitch, born 5/1897 in IL - Walter Hitch, born 5/1899 in IL.
In the Federal Census of 1910, Marcus Hitch is listed in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois in a household as follows: - Marcus Hitch, age 54, born in IL - Julia Hitch, age 50, born in Germany - Charles Hitch, age 29, born in Germany - Adeline Hitch, age 14, born in IL - Julia Hitch, age 12, born in IL - Walte Hitch, age 10, born in IL - Margaret Hitch, age 9, born in IL.
In the Federal Census of 1920, Marcus Hitch is listed in Downers Grove, Dupage County, Illinois in a household as follows: - Marcus Hitch, age 61, born in IL - Charles Hitch, age 39, born in Germany - Adeline E. Hitch, age 23, born in IL - Julia B. Hitch, age 22, born in IL - Walter Hitch, age 20, born in IL - Margaret Hitch, age 19, born in IL.
Marcus married Harriett (Julia?) Neidball about 1880. (Harriett (Julia?) Neidball was born in May 1859 in Germany 7 8 and died between 1911 and 1919 in IL.)
Marcus next married Mary E. Brooks on 25 Nov 1920 in Cook Co., IL.