Beau, "Uncle Eph" was my grandfather Samuel's younger brother.Here is his obituary: 1918--Obit--Litchfield News Herald, New Series, Vol. 6, #116, page 1, Tues, May 21, 1918, price 2 cents--H. A. Kitch's Father Dead--Rev. E. H. Kitch for many years pastor of a church at DeSota, Ill., and father of H. A. Kitch of this city, died at his home in DeSota last Friday. He is survived by his wife and three sons. He was a Civil War veteran. Funeral services were held today. This was for Ephraim Hiram Kitch, son of David Kitch and Mary McLean.He was born May 03, 1839 in Mercer County, PA., served as a Sergeant in C Company 143rd Infantry Regiment for Illinois, enlisting 11 May 1864.Great-Uncle Eph was pastor of the English Lutheran Church at DeSota, IL for 18 years.He married Rachel Gregory in Irving, IL May 2, 1861.For his children, and something on them, see my site members.tripod.com/jerry_garrison/jrnl_pg2.htm .He had 10 children, all boys.