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George W Kite

Male 1822 -

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  • Name George W Kite 
    Born 1 May 1822  Mad River, Champaign County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    • Y
    Person ID I457  Carl
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2013 

    Father Michael Kite,   b. Abt 1784, Rockingham County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1864, Eagle, Richland County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Mother Catherine Dofflemyer,   b. Abt 1791,   d. Terre Haute, Champaign County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 25 Jun 1811  Rockingham County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • GEORGE KITE is a member of one of the pioneer families of Richland county and is numbered among the successful and prominent farmers of Richwood township. He was born in the town of Eagle, this county, Mar. 24, 1859, and is a son of George an (Myers) Kite, the former of whom was born in Champaign county, O., in 1822, and the latter in Marion county, Ind., in 1829. Their marriage was celebrated in the latter county, in 1848, and they continued to reside in the Hoosier State u ntil 1857, when they came to Wisconsin and settled in Eagle township, Richland county, where the father bought eighty acres of wild land, to which he subsequently added forty acres, here developing a good farm and remaining on the old homestea d until his death, in October, 1822. He wife is still living on the old homestead. Of their nine children five are living. He was a Republican in politics and was a member of the town board for a number of years, having served as chairman of th e same for several terms. He and his wife were devoted members of United Brethren church, in which he was ordained a minister when but twenty years of age. He made farming his vocation but exercised his clerical functions, having been one of th e pioneer clergymen of his church in the county. He was a son of Michael and Catherine (Tofflemeier) Kite, the former of whom was born in Virginia, and the later in Ohio. She died near Terre Haute, Ind., having been communicant of the Catholic c hurch. Michael Kite came to Richland county about 1853, settling in Eagle township, where he passed the residue of his life, having been eighty ears of age at the time of his death. The maternal grandparents of the subject of this review were Wi lliam and Massie (Conner) Myers, the former of whom was born in Virginia and the later in Indiana. George Kite, the immediate subject of this sketch, was reared on the home farm of his parents and is indebted to the district schools for his earl y educational discipline. He is now the owner of a well improved farm of eighty acres, and devotes his attention to general agriculture and stock-raising. He maintains a liberal and public-spirited attitude as a citizen and his political suppor t is given to the Republican party. In June, 1885, Mr. Kite was united in marriage to Miss Effie Hofius, a daughter of James W. Hofius, of whom individual mention is made in these columns. They became the parents of seven children: Andrew and Gr ace died in childhood and the third child died in infancy. Flossie was the next in order of birth; Carrie is deceased, and the two youngest children are Tressie and Ruth.
      From: History of Crawford and Richland Counties, Wisconsin, Union Publishing Company, Springfield, IL, 1884