Margaret Eliza Bitner

10 September 1828–30 May 1906 (Age 77)
Centre, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Margaret Eliza

When Margaret Eliza Bitner was born on 10 September 1828, in Centre, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John W Bitner Jr, was 26 and her mother, Susannah Maria Orner, was 26. She had at least 4 sons and 5 daughters with George Kessinger. She lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Bald Eagle Township, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. She died on 30 May 1906, in Mill Hall, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Mill Hall, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States.

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George Kessinger
Margaret Eliza Bitner
John D. Kessinger
Erie Elizabeth Kessinger
Thomas J. Kessinger
Susan Delilah Kessinger
George M. Kessinger
Emily Madgeline Kessinger
Frances Jane Kessinger
William Alonso Kessinger
Julia Gertrude Kessinger

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+4 More Children

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+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

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 2

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 35

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Eastern German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Buettner .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eliza Kessinger in household of Geo Kessinger, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Margaret Kessinger, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Marget [Margaret] Bitner in household of John Bitner [13 Aug 1850], "United States Census, 1850"

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