I'm also descended from Johann Michael Kitch, through Martin Kitch. He died while getting ready for the funeral of his lifelong best friend, Weis. (Sorry, forget the first name for now.) I have a fair amount of info on them, but I'm still trying to get where he came from in Germany. A telephone directory search shows three concentrations (one much heavier than the other) using the names KITCH / KITSCH / KIETSCH.