Jesiah Bitzer 1
Noted events in his life were:
1. He has conflicting birth information of His 1834 baptism record in Bethania Reformed Church has 6 Nov 1832 birth date, but his tombstone clearly is 8 Nov 1831., 6 Nov 1832 and Ephrata, Lancaster, PA. 2
2. Census in 1850 in Upper Leacock Twp., Lancaster, PA. 4 The1850 census recorded Josiah Bitzer, laborer, 19, livign with wife Elizabeth, 20; Christiana Star Bitzer, 3; and Mahlon Thompson Bitzer, 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.
3. Census in 1860 in East Earl Twp., Lancaster, PA. 1 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.
4. Census in 1870 in Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster, PA. 6 The 1870 census recorded Jesse Bitzer, laborer, 38, living with wife Eliza, 42; Emma, 8; and Lydia A., 3. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Jesse's real estate was valued at $1100 and personal estate $300. The post office was Terre Hill.
5. Census in 1880 in East Earl Twp., Lancaster, PA. 7 The 1880 census recorded 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. On the next census page is Jesse's son recorded as J. M. Bitzer, (aka Jesse), cigar maker, age 22, with his wife Mary, 20, and a son, Harry, 3.
6. Tombstone: Jesiah Bitzer, Born Nov 6, 1831. Died Jul 1, 1885, 53 yrs 7 mos 25 days, 1 Jul 1885, Ephrata, Lancaster, PA. 1
Jesiah married Elizabeth Muckle. (Elizabeth Muckle was born on 16 Sep 1825 in , , PA,8 died on 23 Jan 1913 in Mohnton, Berks, PA 9 10 and was buried in Terre Hill: Terre Hill Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 10.)
1 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=103503665.
2 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013</i>, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Collection Name: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 580. PA > Lancaster > Ephrata > Bethany United Church of Christ, 1834 baptisms, online image 81.
3 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 103019. Eliza M. Bicher. Father Jesse Bitzer. Mother Elizabeth Muckel.
4 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Year: 1850; Census Place: Upper Leacock, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_789; Page: 131A; Image: 265.
5 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, East Earl Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1122 Page: 162.
6 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Year: 1870; Census Place: Caernarvon, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1354; Page: 47B; Image: 100; Family History Library Film: 552853.
7 1880 United States Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: East Earl, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1140; Family History Film: 1255140; Page: 171C; Enumeration District: 111; Image: 0346.
8 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Cumru Township, Page 218.
9 Bicher, John M., b. 1851, <i>Bicher Family Bible & Records</i> (In possession of John H. Bicher Jr.).
10 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=103503666.