Thank you so much for your reply. I'm very excited to hear from you as I haven't had much luck tracking this line further back than the 1880 Chicago census record. This line is the direct line of my wife. I have done quite a bit of research on my own lines, but only recently researched further into my wife's line. Her family will be excited to find out more about their German ancestors. Samuel and Terressa Quitman are my wife's great great grandparents. Their daughter Minnie (on the 1880 census) is her great grandmother. I believe we actually have a later photo of Minnie Quitman as well. I have some notes from the family that indicated Terressa (Samuel's wife) Quitman was a "Schwab" but they did not know more...your mention of her as a "Swarp" sounds pretty close to that! Minnie married a George Schwartz in Chicago, but I haven't been able to identify him. I have located 4 or 5 George Schwartz' in that area already.
Am I correct in assuming that you are in Germany and that the Quitman Family Research Association is mostly in Germany? I am very curious to find out more! Is there a website for the association? Is there more information available concerning Jacob Quitman in Germany and his emigration to America? I am happy to share information I have about the Quitmans in America, although my knowledge of "Quitmans" is limited to that one generation. I have not found any other specific descendants of that family yet. As I said earlier, Minnie Quitman married George Schwartz in Chicago, and their daughter Hattie Schwartz married Fred Ginter in Chicago around 1900. The Ginters were from Pennsylvania, and actually originated from Germany as well. They came to America before 1840. After the 1920's, the family moved to the southern part of America where many of them still reside.
I look forward to hearing back from you. In the mean time, I will do a little record searching in the Chicago area for Jacob.
Thanks you again, Terry
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