Roger Camille François Vitter

Roger Camille François Vitter

Male 1918 - 1955  (36 years)
Person ID: I2426  Jeff Vitter's Relative


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  • Name Roger Camille François Vitter  [1, 2, 3
    Notes 
    • Between 1934 and 1940, Roger Vitter served on the naval ships Colbert and Jean Bart as well as on the submarine Thétis. He received the citation of the Order of the Brigade for his valiant efforts in the April-May 1940 operations in the North Sea, during which he spent more than 300 hours under water.

      During WWII, he served in the F.F.I. of Doubs, S.R.D.2, Groupe M.L., Second Company. He received the following (translated) citation from General Koenig, Commander in Chief of the French interior forces, on 9/26/1944: "Taking part in the Resistance from the very beginning, Roger Vitter was an eager volunteer to transport arms, for dangerous missions, and for missions of sabotage. Scorning danger, he was constantly on the go, taking part both in combat missions in the areas of Clerval and Crossey le Petit as well as in enemy reconnaissance. After the liberation of Clerval, he worked on other reconnaissance efforts for the Army in dangerous regions. "

      He received several other citations, as well as the War Cross with the Bronze Star.
    Born 10 Oct 1918  [1, 2
    • Witnessed by Narcisse Vitter (great uncle) and Adolphe Vitter
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Jun 1955  [1, 2
    Buried Clerval, Doubs, Franche-Comté, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Siblings
     1. Louis Gaston Vitter (ID:I2425),   b. 16 Sep 1913, Clerval, Doubs, Franche-Comté, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1992, Chaux-lès-Clerval, Doubs, Franche-Comté, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)

    Parents

    Family ID: F1047 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father Alfred Constant Hubert Vitter (ID:I2422),   b. 30 Oct 1887, Clerval, Doubs, Franche-Comté, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1930  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Marthe Eugénie Faivre (ID:I2424),   b. 12 Feb 1889, Belvoir, Doubs, Franche-Comté, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1977  (Age 88 years) 
    Reference Number 17241 

    Family

    Family ID: F1049  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Wife Simone Denise Ernestine Riot (ID:I2436),   b. 2 Sep 1918, Clerval, Doubs, Franche-Comté, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1999, Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1 Jul 1946  [1, 2
    Reference Number 17381 
    Children 
      1. Jean-Pierre Roger Vitter (ID:I2437),   b. 25 Dec 1949, Autrey-lès-Gray, Haute-Saône, Franche-Comté, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
      2. André Vitter (ID:I2439)
      3. Alain Vitter (ID:I2438)

    Other Personal Events

    Occupation France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Officier de justice (law officer) 
    Reference Number 2467 
    Residence Autrey-lès-Gray, Haute-Saône, Franche-Comté, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Service Between 1934 and 1940  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Electrician and French Naval officer on the ships Colbert and Jean Bart and submarine Thétis 
    Roger Vitter Citations_Page_3 Document
    Roger Vitter Citations_Page_5 Document
    Roger Vitter Citations_Page_2 Document
    Roger Vitter 1935
    Roger Vitter 1940
    Roger Vitter Medals
    Military Service Between 1941 and 1945  Doubs, Franche-Comté, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Cited as a French Resistance hero 
    Roger Vitter Citations_Page_1 Document
    Roger Vitter Citations_Page_4 Document
    Roger Vitter Medals
  • Event Map

    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Between 1934 and 1940 - France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Between 1941 and 1945 - Doubs, Franche-Comté, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Clerval, Doubs, Franche-Comté, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - - France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Autrey-lès-Gray, Haute-Saône, Franche-Comté, France Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
  • Photos
    Roger and Simone Vitter 1946
    Roger Vitter 1935
    Roger Vitter 1952
    Roger Vitter 1940
    Documents
    Roger Vitter Citations_Page_3 Document
    Roger Vitter Citations_Page_3 Document
    Roger Vitter Citations_Page_5 Document
    Roger Vitter Citations_Page_5 Document
    Roger Vitter Citations_Page_2 Document
    Roger Vitter Citations_Page_2 Document
    Roger Vitter Citations_Page_1 Document
    Roger Vitter Citations_Page_1 Document
    Roger Vitter Citations_Page_4 Document
    Roger Vitter Citations_Page_4 Document
    Histories
    Three Vitters of the French Resistance
    Three Vitters of the French Resistance
    World War II saw France divided and conquered by Hitler's Third Reich, and Louis, Roger, and Pierre Vitter went underground to fight as part of the Resistance.
    Après le <em>Aha!</em> moment (et avant aussi!)
    Après le Aha! moment (et avant aussi!)
    As highlighted in the history "The Aha! Moment That Led to This Website," Jeff Vitter made a big breakthrough in December 2000 when he discovered when, where, and how his Vitter ancestors came from Europe to the USA. Much correspondence behind the scenes led up to and beyond that discovery, including new information about Jeff's mom's side of the family in southwest France around Uzan (pronounced "u-ZHANG" in the local patois) and Anères. This history gives an inside look at the correspondences that genealogists engage in and how what we understand grows (we hope!) with time.

  • Source Citations

    1. [S1252] A tous les Vitter du monde, Jean-Pierre Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: France; Date: October 2002;), Roger Vitter, pages 27–29.
      This manuscript is a comprehensive and very entertaining account of the Vitter generations written by Jean-Pierre Vitter (Jeff Vitter's 4th cousin, 1x removed) in October 2002. It's easily translated, e.g., using Google Translate. The story starts with Jeff's 4th great grandfather Hérard Vitter, who moved from "l'Autriche Antérieure" to the town of Clerval in the Doubs region of France in the 1700s. Hérard's father in the old country was Mathieu Vitter, and his son Pierre is the one who emigrated from France to New Orleans in 1843. The big mystery that remained was exactly where Hérard Vitter came from originally. (See JPV's follow-on work, Le sang qui coule dans nos veines, for answers.)
      https://vitter.org/Genealogy/Documents/JeanPierreVitterBook.pdf

    2. [S307] Family Database of Vitter-Weaver Family, Jeffrey & Sharon Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Date: Since 1996;), Three Vitters of the French Resistance.
      World War II saw France divided and conquered by Hitler's Third Reich, and Louis, Roger, and Pierre Vitter went underground to fight as part of the Resistance.
      https://vitter.org/familytree/histories/VitterFrenchResistance.php

    3. [S307] Family Database of Vitter-Weaver Family, Jeffrey & Sharon Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Date: Since 1996;), Après le Aha! moment (et avant aussi!).
      As highlighted in "The Aha! Moment That Led to This Website," Jeff Vitter made a big breakthrough in December 2000 when he discovered when, where, and how his Vitter ancestors came from Europe to the USA. Much correspondence behind the scenes led up to and beyond that discovery. This history gives an inside look at the correspondences that genealogists engage in and how what we understand grows (we hope!) with time.
      https://www.vitter.org/familytree/histories/jeffemail2001.php

    4. [S1445] Notes of Jean-Pierre Vitter, Jean-Pierre Vitter, (Name: Self;), Email to Jeff Vitter, September 2022.