Jesiah Bitzer
Elizabeth Muckle
Jesiah M. Bitzer
(Abt 1857-)


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1. Mary Sheaffer

Jesiah M. Bitzer 1

  • Born: Abt 1857, East Earl Twp., Lancaster, PA 2
  • Marriage (1): Mary Sheaffer

   Other names for Jesiah were Jesse Bitzer 3 4 and Josiah Bitzer.2

   FamilySearch ID: L8BT-X15.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1860 in East Earl Twp., Lancaster, PA. 2 5 Listed in the 1860 Census in East Earl Township in Lancaster County is Jesse Bitzer, age 28, day laborer. He is married to Eliza, age 33. Living with them: Christiana, 13; Mary Jane, 8; Maranda, 6; Jesiah, 3; and Sarah M., 1. Jesse does not own real estate and his possessions are worth $200. Also in their home is Eliza's brother, Benjamin Muckel, 27. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Blue Ball.

2. Census in 1880 in East Earl Twp., Lancaster, PA. 6 The 1880 census recorded J. M. Bitzer, cigar maker, 22, living with wife Mary, 20; and son Harry, 3. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Mary and Harry are noted "confinement" in the census column "Is the person on day of the Enumerator's visit sick or temporarily disabled..."

On the previous census page is J. M.'s father, Jesse Bitzer, cigar maker, 48, living with wife Elisa, 53; Matilda, cigar maker, 21; Emma, cigar maker, 18; and Alice, cigar maker, 13. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Residence: on 21 Oct 1926 in Rochester, Monroe, NY, USA. 3

Jesiah married Mary Sheaffer, daughter of Aaron Sheaffer and Catharine Roth. (Mary Sheaffer was born in Dec 1859 in East Cocalico Twp., Lancaster, PA 7.)


1, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, Barton Bitzer and Mary Bicher, 1904.

2 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Earl Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1122 Page: 162.

3 Reading Eagle (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 21 Oct 1926, obituary of Eliza Miranda (Bitzer) Bicher.

4, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Carrie Mae Brown, father Jesse Bitzer, mother Mary Shaeffer.

5 Find A Grave,

6 1880 United States Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: East Earl, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1140; Family History Film: 1255140; Page: 171D; Enumeration District: 111; Image: 0347.

7 1860 United States Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: East Cocalico, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1124; Page: 241; Image: 248; Family History Library Film: 805124.

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