This John C. Kittle was recorded in the 1920 census as having been born in Indiana, 1844. Based on name, age, and state of birth, he might be a brother of my great-great grandmother, Emily (Kittle) Hamblet.Her Kittle ancestry remains a complete mystery.
I've traced Emily and her husband, Alford/Alfred Hamblet, right up to their obituaries hoping to find parents' names on their death certificates, but Oregon, where they died, has no death cert.'s filed for them.
Emily, b. 1832; John C., b. about 1845; and William H. Kittel (sic), b. about 1838, were recorded in the Clinton Butler household for the 1850 census in Steuben County, IN. Marriage records in that county show that Clinton Butler's wife Harriet in that census would be Harriet Kittle who married Clinton Butler on Nov. 16, 1847.
A William H. Kittle from Indiana died in the Civil War, but he was from another family. I haven't located a trace of Emily's brother William. But if the John C. Kittle of Meagher is Emily's brother, another path to their unknown father, who died or disappeared in the mid-1840s leaving three children, might be opened.
Any information about the John C. Kittle who was in Meagher in 1920 or about the two Kittle boys in the Clinton Butler household in 1850 would be very much appreciated.