Early Schlitt family members: Florine, Frank, below, Dolores, Grandmother
Miller, Jean and Grandfather Miller.
This is the home on 14th Avenue in Vero Beach that John Schlitt bought to
impress Florence into marrying him.
The family tree begins in Germany with the Schlitts and
the Millers. The families both came to the United States in the
mid-1800s; the Schlitt branch became farmers in Missouri and
the Millers settled in neighboring Illinois. In 1918, Ludwig
(Louis) Schlitt moved his family to Vero Beach because his
wife Mary (Anna) had respiratory problems and needed a
Louis and Anna had six children: Christine, John, Leo, Alphonse,
Cornelius (Corny) and Alma. At the time of the move
south, John and Leo served in the U.S. Army during World
War I, but they joined the family after the war. >>
SCHLITT FAMILY PHOTOS
John J (son of Louis) and Florence (Miller) Schlitt met in Vero Beach and were married in 1923 Mayme Jun and Leo Schlitt standing with flower girls unidentified.