John R Bitner

Male27 August 1826–29 August 1897

Brief Life History of John R

When John R Bitner was born on 27 August 1826, in Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Abraham Bitner, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Porter, was 27. He married Fianna Wiedler on 26 April 1852. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 29 August 1897, in Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John R Bitner
Fianna Wiedler
Marriage: 26 April 1852
Jacob S Bitner
John Franklin Bitner
Lillie W Bitner
William H Bitner
Abram Hearstworth Bitner
D Edwin Bitner
Annie M Bitner
Alfred F Bitner
Helen O "Nellie" Bitner

Sources (5)

  • John R Bitner, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John R Bitner, "Find A Grave Index"
  • J.R. Bitner in entry for William Lincoln Kendig and Helen O. Bitner, "Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 April 1852
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (7)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 4

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1830 · The Oregon Trail

    Age 4

    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.


    Age 20

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Büttner (see Buettner ) and Bittner .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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