NameElizabeth WAGGONER
Birth17 Sep 1831, Miami County, Ohio109, p. 8-9.,2348
Death30 Mar 1923, Eureka Township, Greenwood County, Kansas2348 Age: 91
BurialPleasant Ridge Cemetery, Olpe, Lyon County, Kansas2348,109, p. 8-9.
Birth24 Sep 1820, Union Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania109, p. 8-9.,561
Death29 Apr 1898, Center Township, Lyon County, Kansas1838 Age: 77
BurialPleasant Ridge Cemetery, Olpe, Lyon County, Kansas109, p. 8-9.
OccupationPostmaster, Justice of the Peace, County Treasurer, Banker
FatherDaniel BITLER Sr. (1783-1840)
MotherElizabeth CLEVENSTINE (1785-1851)
Marriage14 Jun 1857, Auglaize County, Ohio463
ChildrenCharles Lester (1858-1934)
 Clara Jane (1861-1911)
 Cora Belle (1862-1898)
 Daniel Franklin (1865-1941)
 Maggie Moss (1868-1960)
 (Infant) (Died as Infant) (1871-1871)
 Rhoda Kate (1873-1957)
Notes for Elizabeth WAGGONER

Biographical Sketch (1989):109, p. 9. "Elizabeth Waggoner was born in Miami County, Ohio, September 17, 1831 and married Daniel Bitler. Elizabeth joined the Old German Baptist Church at the age of 16. Even though she lived some distance from her church she attended every ‘lovefeast’ in the district where she held membership even the last year before her departure. She was a plain and consistent member and ever faithful to the church. She always looked and seemed young in the midst of old age. Her funeral was conducted by a minister of the Christian Church. Interment of Daniel and Elizabeth, with their infant son, is at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Olpe."

1831 Birth:2348,109, p. 9. Birth date of 17 September 1831 taken from monument in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Olpe, Lyon County, Kansas and from 1923 death certificate. Birth place given in census enumerations and on death certificate as Ohio; Moffat's Charles C. Waggoner, Auglaize County, Ohio, 1805-1879 and Allied Families of Layton, Bitler, Heidrick, Brackney, Hague, Bayliff indicates place of birth was Miami County, Ohio.

1857 Marriage:463 Marriage of Daniel Bitler and Elizabeth Wagner on 14 June 1857 in Auglaize County, Ohio.

1880 U.S. Census:2120 Elizabeth enumerated in the household of her husband Daniel Bittler in Center Township, Lyon County, Kansas as a white female, age 49, wife, married, house keeping, born in Ohio, father born in Pennsylvania, mother born in Pennsylvania.

1923 Death Certificate:2348 Elizabeth Bitler; place of death, Greenwood County, Eureka Township; date of death, 30 March 1923; female, white, widow; born, 17 Sept. 1831; age, 91 years, 6 months, 13 days; born in Ohio; father, Charles C. Wagoner, born in Ohio; mother, Elizabeth Stickler, born in Pennsylvania; informant, Charles Bitler, Eureka; place of burial, Olpe, Kansas; date of burial, 3 April 1923.

1923 Obituary:1836 Funeral services for Mrs. Daniel Bitler, 91 years old, one of the pioneer settlers of Olpe, who died Friday in Eureka, were held yesterday morning at 11 o'clock at the Olpe Methodist Church. Rev. Mr. Johnson, pastor of the Christian Church of Eureka, conducted the services. Interment was at the Olpe Cemetery.

Mrs. Bitler died at the home of her son, Charles Bitler, in Eureka, following a few days illness with pneumonia. Her maiden name was Elizabeth Wagoner. She was born 9-17-1831 in Ohio and was married to Daniel Bitler. The Bitlers came to Kansas, settling in Olpe, in 1886 and Mrs. Bitler's home had been in Olpe since. Mr. Bitler died there about 25 years ago. Mrs. Bitler has more than 200 living descendants, including several great-great-grandchildren.

For 40 years past, a family reunion has been held annually at the Bitler home in Olpe. For 17 years it was held on Mr. Bitler's birthday and after his death was held on Mrs. Bitler's birthday.

Seven children survive Mrs. Bitler. They are Mrs. Peter Hines, Emporia; Frank Bitler, of Olpe; Mrs. Nemuel Brown, Emporia; Charles Bitler, Eureka; Mrs. Hugh Stewart, Council Grove; Mrs. Hannah Chaney, Emporia. Mrs. Bitler was a member of the German Baptist Church.

Emporia persons who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Peter Himes, Mr. and Mrs. Nemuel Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dobson, Mrs. Felle Leonard, Mrs. Laura Madison, Mrs. Hannah Cheddy (?), Mrs. Ica Montgomery, Miss Alice Madison, Mrs. Clifford Soule. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Shuck, of Florence, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Stewart, of Council Grove, also attended the funeral.
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