Jesiah Bitzer
(1831-1885)
Elizabeth Muckle
(1825-1913)
Aaron Sheaffer
(1821-1904)
Catharine Roth
(1824-1901)
Jesiah M. Bitzer
(Abt 1857-)
Mary Sheaffer
(1859-)
Barton Sylvester Bitzer
(1885-1968)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Mary A. Bicher

Barton Sylvester Bitzer 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

  • Born: 5 Jan 1885, Terre Hill, Lancaster, PA 1 4 5 9 11
  • Marriage (1): Mary A. Bicher on 21 May 1904 in Reading, Berks, PA 1 2
  • Died: 1 Feb 1968, Reading, Berks, PA at age 83 5 9 10 12
  • Buried: 5 Feb 1968, Mohnton: Mohnsville Cemetery, Berks, PA 9 10 12

   FamilySearch ID: LD9M-MTD.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Upper Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery, PA, USA. 13 The 1900 census recorded Barton Bitzsa, farm laborer, single, 15, born Jan 1885, as a boarder in the household of Ephraim Davidheiser, 35, Apr 1865, and his wife Mary A., 36, Jun 1863. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Occupation: box maker on 20 May 1904 in Reading, Berks, PA. 1

3. Residence: 315 Pear St., Reading, PA on 20 May 1904 in Reading, Berks, PA. 1

4. Newspaper: Reading Times: "Barton Bitzer and Miss Mary Bicher were married on Saturday evening by Rev. U. S. G. Renn. The couple were unattended.", 24 May 1904, Reading, Berks, PA. 2

5. Census in 1910 in Mohnton, Berks, PA. 14 The 1910 census recorded at 174 Chestnut St: Barton Bitzer, grinder hardware works, 25, living with wife Mary, 27. They had been married 6 years and she had birthed no children by 1910. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

6. Residence: 224 N. Second St., Reading, PA on 12 Sep 1918 in Reading, Berks, PA. 4

7. Census in 1920 in Reading, Berks, PA. 15 The 1920 census recorded renting at 224 Second St: Barton Bitzer, boarder in hosiery mill, 35, living with wife Mary, 35; daughter Mildred, 9; and son Ralph, 3 months. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

8. Census in 1930 in Reading, Berks, PA. 16 The 1930 census recorded Burton S. Bitzer, 46, living with wife Mary A., 48; and son Richard W., 5. Also in the home is the family of their daughter, Mildred L. Powell, 19, with son-in-law Ronald A. Powell, 25; and granddaughter Nyla M. Powell, 7 months.

9. Census in 1940 in Shillington, Berks, PA. 17 The 1940 census recorded two Bicher sisters living as neighbors with their husbands:
At 128 Philadelphia Avenue: Mary A. Bitzer (nee Bicher), office clerk in dept. store, 57, living with husband Bartson S. Bitzer, photo finisher in retail sporting store, 55; and son Richard, 15.
At 132 Philadelphia Avenue: Warren D. Kegerise, 50, living with wife Carrie E. Kegerise (nee Bicher), 49; Warren B., laborer in paint works, 19; Paul, 13; Harry L, 10; and Warren's father, Hiram P. Kegerise, widowed, 79.
Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.
.

10. Residence: 128 Philadelphia Ave., Shillington, PA on 27 Apr 1942 in Shillington, Berks, PA. 11

11. Census in 1950 in Reading, Berks, PA. 18 The 1950 census recorded living at 1009 Pike Street: Barton S. Bitzer, photo finishing in sporting goods store, 65, living with wife Mary A., sales clerk in retail dry goods, 67; and son Richard W., sales clerk in music store, 25. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

12. Residence: 1009 Pike St., Reading, PA on 12 Feb 1964 in Reading, Berks, PA. 6

13. Obituary: Reading Eagle: Death Notice for Barton S. Bitzer on 4 Feb 1968 in Reading, Berks, PA. 10 BITZER -- On the 1st inst., BARTON S. BITZER, age 83 years. The REv. Samuel C. Jaxheimer will officiate at services in the Gosnell Funeral Home, Shillington, Monday at 1:30. Interment in Mohnsville Cemetery, Mohnton. Friends may call Sunday, 7 to 9 p.m. (Gosnell).


Barton married Mary A. Bicher, daughter of John Moyer Bicher and Elizabeth Amanda Bitzer, on 21 May 1904 in Reading, Berks, PA.1 2 (Mary A. Bicher was born on 3 Sep 1882 in Voganville, Lancaster, PA, USA,1 3 8 19 20 died on 12 Feb 1964 in Reading, Berks, PA 3 8 20 and was buried on 17 Feb 1964 in Mohnton: Mohnsville Cemetery, Berks, PA 3 8 20.). The cause of her death was Congestive heart failure.


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFM7-VRP Barton Bitzer and Mary Bicher, 1904.

2 Reading Times (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 24 May 1904, page 2. Matrimonial Events.

3 Bicher, John M., b. 1851, Bicher Family Bible & Records (In possession of John H. Bicher Jr.).

4 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6KG-7MH Barton Sylvester Bitzer, 1917-1918.

5 Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J27F-F3J Barton Bitzer, Feb 1968; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

6 Reading Eagle (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 13 Feb 1964, page 25. Obituary of Mrs. Barton S. Bitzer.

7 Reading Times (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 7 Sep 1934, page 27. Death of John M. Bicher.

8 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 013010-64 Mary A. Bitzer, father John M. Bicher, mother Eliza ?, spouse Barton S. Bitzer, informant.

9 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/256424901.

10 Reading Eagle (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 4 Feb 1968, page 58.

11 FamilySearch.org, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VQF8-8M6 Barton Sylvester Bitzer, 1942.

12 Reading Eagle (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 2 Feb 1968, page 19. Death Notice for Barton Bitzer.

13 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3Q2-JVQ Barton Bitzsa in household of Ephraim Davidheiser, Upper & West Pottsgrove Townships, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 4B, family 83.

14 1910 United States Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Mohnton, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1313; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0038; FHL microfilm: 1375326.

15 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Reading Ward 6, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1536; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 68; Image: 1056.

16 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2001; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 0036; Image: 980.0; FHL microfilm: 2341735.

17 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQXL-QMH Warren D Kegerise, Shillington Borough, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 6-84, sheet 12A, family 255, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 3435.

18 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XBP-X71Y Barton S Bitzer Reading PA.

19 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Cumru Township, Page 218.

20 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/256425363.



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