NameMichael BITLER
Birthabt 1767, Robeson Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania1531
Death14 Jan 1844, Roaring Creek, Columbia County, Pennsylvania2041 Age: 77
BurialOld German Cemetery (Union), Catawissa, Columbia County, Pennsylvania2041
FatherJohn BITLER (~1713-~1790)
Mother—— —— (-<1783)
Birth15 May 17652048
Death15 Jan 18352048 Age: 69
BurialOld German Cemetery (Union), Catawissa, Columbia County, Pennsylvania2048
ChildrenSamuel (1788-)
 Sarah (1790-1869)
 Hannah (1797-1862)
 Joseph Hix (1799-1877)
Notes for Michael BITLER

1767 Birth:122, Baptisms, p. 39.,1603, p. 1, p. 56. Birth date estimated based on assumed age of 21 at birth of son Samuel on 16 November 1788.

1790 U.S. Census:97, p. 63.,1942
Chester County, Pennsylvania (East Nantmill Township)
Head of Household •• Michael Bitler
Males 16 and over •• 1 << Michael, about age 23
Males under 16 •• 1 << son Samuel, age 1
Females •• 2 << wife Hannah and daughter Sarah, a newborn

1800 U.S. Census:613
Berks County, Pennsylvania
Head of Family •• Michael Bitler
Males under 10 •• 2 << son Joseph Hix, age 1
Males 10-16 •• 1 << son Samuel, age 11
Males 16-20 •• 1
Males 26-45 •• 1 << Michael, about age 33
Females under 10 •• 3 << daughter Hannah, age 3; daughter Sarah, age 10
Females 26-45 •• 1 << wife Hannah
Family located close to brothers John611 and Daniel612 Bitler.

1810 U.S. Census:648
Berks County, Pennsylvania (Robeson Township)
Enumerated 12 October 1810
Head of Family •• Michael Bitler
males under 10 •• 1
males 10 to 16 •• 2 << son Joseph Hix, age 11
males 26 to 45 •• 1 << Michael, age 43
females under 10 •• 1
females 10-16 •• 1 << daughter Hannah, age 12
females 16-26 •• 1 << daughter Sarah, age 20
females 45 & over •• 1 << wife Hannah

1816 Bridge over branch of Susquehanna River:2729, p. 2724. "An Act to authorise the Governor to incorporate a Company for erecting a bridge over the North East Branch of the river Susquehanna between the Town of Cattawissa and the mouth of Fishing Creek passed the fifteenth day of March one thousand eight hundred and sixteen." Michael Bitler paid one share.

1844 Death:2047 Michael Bitler's death is presumed to be 1844, even though his tombstone reads 1814. A researcher and descendant of Michael Bitler indicates, "I feel that his death date was 1844, and I base that on his tombstone. Of course, there we have a problem. There was a stone cutter in Catawissa who was careless, repeatedly, so unfortunately I do take some of those old stones with a grain of salt, and this being one of them. The stone says 1814. For a long time I was completely confused, until I saw the Orphan's Court/will stuff in the courthouse. The stonecutter simply forgot to add the cross-hatch to the one. Otherwise, Michael didn't do any of the things that are well documented, because he was dead, and it's pretty hard for him to have been dead, when written records show that ‘Michael and his son Samuel’ did this, or owned this, or whatever. However, when the stones were done, there were still children around to order them, but no one lived right in Catawissa, and I think the incorrect date just went by the wind."

1848 Estate Settlement:1904 Michael Bitler was deceased by August 1848 based on "proceedings in the partition in the Orphans Court of Columbia County at August term 1848 upon the Estate of Said Michael Bitler deceased."

1849 Land Sale:1904 On 7 July 1849, Daniel Yetter, trustee appointed by the Orphans Court, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, petitioned the court to sell the "real estate of Michael Bitler deceased of the one part and Samuel B. Diemer of the other part" which is "situated in Cattawissa and Roaring Creek Townships in Said County adjoining lands of J & D Yoder, John Perry, William Rohrbach, Jacob Rohrbach and a tract of land belonging to the Estate of Intestate and Samuel Bitler as tenants in common containing about Three hundred acres on which are erected a furnace dwelling houses and other buildings." Daniel Yetter was the son-in-law of Michael Bitler, married to his daughter Sarah.
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