Pages 503/4 â€œHistory of Huntington County, Indianaâ€ (Brant & Fuller: Chicago) 1887 Huntington City and Township.
ISAAC KITT, one of the pioneers of Huntington County, and one of her most highly respected citizens, was born in Stark County, OH, December 15, 1809. He was the fifth in a family of fifteen children, born to Jacob and Barbara (Wolf) Kitt, both natives of York Co., PA, the former of English and German, and the latter of German descent. Jacob Kitt was born about 1781, and at the age of nineteen he was married to Barbara Wolf with whom he moved to Stark Co., OH in 1804. In about the year 1850 he came to this county whither his son, Isaac Kitt, had come in 1837. Here Jacob Kitt spent the rest of his life, his death occurring October 28, 1883, at the advanced age of one hundred and one years. When our subject first came to the county, he settled in the woods of Clear Creek Township. He immediately went about clearing his land and in the course of a few years he had a handsome farm. In those early days a great deal of hard work naturally devolved upon him. He chopped, grubbed, burned brush, rolled logs, and in fact all kinds of hard work, which the development of a new country necessitates. He enjoys the credit of erecting the first frame barn, and of occasioning the presence of the first threshing machine and clover huller, in Clear Creek Township. Amid all the hard work during pioneer life, he found time to shoulder his gun and pursue the deer, a thing he frequently did. He remained upon the scene of his labors until March, 1875, when he sold his farm, and since that time he has been a resident of Huntington. He was married June 5, 1833, to Catharine Slusser, a native of Adams Co., PA, born August 11, 1813. She was the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Minnich) Slusser, both natives of PA of German descent. They have had born to them ten childrenen, as follows: Emeline, born Feburary 8, 1835, died Feburary 19, 1835; Delilah, born March 16, 1836, and Caroline born October 31, 1837. The next was Lucinda, born September 9, 1839. She was the second white child born in Clear Creek Township. Then Matilda, born September 13, 1841; Jacob born April 18, 1843, died September 22, 1871; Silvanus S., born September 11, 1845; Elizabeth, born December 15, 1846; Amanda J., born December 13, 1849, and Sarah C., born May 12, 1857. Mr. Kitt is a member of the Lutheran Church and Mrs. Kitt is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In politics the former is a staunch Democrat. His first vote was cast for Andrew Jackson and he has tenaciously supported the principles of the Democratic party ever since. Mr. and Mrs. Kitt have now lived together over fifty-three years, and they now have living eight children, twenty-three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.