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Robert Bittaker

Robert Bittaker

Male 1849 - 1915  (65 years)

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  • Name Robert Bittaker 
    Born 19 May 1849  Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 25 Apr 1855  New York City, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Immigration

    The port of departure was Antwerp, Belgium with place of origin being Switzerland. Arriving on the Lochinvar in the port of New York City on 25 Apr 1855. Departure from Antwerp on 14 Mar 1855.

    Ship manifest for Bittaker (variants) arriving from Antwerp, Belgium in New York, New York, on 25 April 1855 also included the following. It is thought that these families are related but research thus far has failed to provide documentation as such.

    Family 1: Johann Büttiker (49), Anna Maria (wife, 26), Robert (son, 5), and Phillipe (son, 3). Further research shows that this family settled in Ohio before the 1860 census.

    Families 2 and 3: Bertha Boetticker, female, est birth 1854, Johann Boetticker, male, est birth 1819, Judith Boetticker, female, est birth 1843, Leo Boetticker, male, est birth 1845, Maria Boetticker, female, est birth 1809, Veronicka Boetticker, female, est birth 1839, Victor Boetticker, male, est birth 1813.

    Research thus far reflects that Victor and his family settle in Kirkland, Oneida, Ohio by 1860 with a subsequent move to Jefferson, Linn, Missouri before the 1870 census year.  
    Age: 5 
    Ship Manifest for the Lochinvar
    Ship Manifest for the Lochinvar
    Lochinvar Ship Manifest
    Lochinvar Ship Manifest
    Census Jul 1860  Baughman Township, Wayne, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1860

    Ohio, Wayne, Baughman Township, Page 105, July 1860, Dwelling 785, Family 787

    John 55. Mary (wife) 32. Children: Robert 11; Philipe 9. John is a day laborer. Value of personal property $100. All are born in Switzerland. Robert and Philipe attend school. 
    Age: 11 
    1860 US Federal Census, Johann and Anna Maria Bittaker, Baughman Township, Wayne, Ohio
    1860 US Federal Census, Johann and Anna Maria Bittaker, Baughman Township, Wayne, Ohio
    Johann and Anna Maria (Offendunner) Bittaker Family
    Census 8 Jul 1870  Franklin Township, Summit, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1870

    Ohio, Summit, Franklin Township, Akron Post Office, Page 19, 8 July 1870, Dwelling 160, Family 150

    John Bitticker, head, 66. Mary, wife 44. Children: Robert, son 21; Philip, son 19. John is a day laborer. Both Robert and Philip are working in the coal mines. Value of personal real estate is $1,200; person property $200. All were born in Switzerland. Also living with them is a child, Lewis Smith, 3; born in Ohio. Next door to George and Christina Heddle or Keddle.  
    Age: 21 
    1870 US Federal Census, John Bitticker (Bittaker) Family, Franklin Township, Ohio
    1870 US Federal Census, John Bitticker (Bittaker) Family, Franklin Township, Ohio
    Census 5 Jun 1880  Coventry, Summit, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1880

    Ohio, Summit Co, Coventry. SD #8. ED #169. Pg 193. E Date 15 Jun 1880. Dwelling #259. Family #260.

    Robert Bittaker 32. Mariah 28. Children: Philip 8; John 6; Henry 4; William 2; Mary 3/12, born April. Robert works in coal mine. Mariah is keeping house. Robert and his parents were born in Switzerland; the rest born in Ohio. Philip and John attended school. Robert was unemployed four months during the census year. Robert had check in the column of sick or disabled on the day of the census; illness not listed. (Next door to Jane and Samuel Dommany (?).) 
    Age: 32 
    1880 US Federal Census for Robert and Mariah Bittaker
    1880 US Federal Census for Robert and Mariah Bittaker
    Census 8 Jun 1900  Akron, Summit, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 1900

    Ohio, Summit, Akron, 8 Jun 1900, SD 16, ED 74, sheet 11A, 107 Exchange, Dwelling 220, Family 246

    Note: name translated as Bitlaker

    Robert Bitlaker, head, 51 (May 1849). Maria, wife, 47 (Sep 1852). They have been married for 30 years; 11 children born, 8 living. Children: Henry, son 23 (Apr 1877); Arthur, son 22 (Jun 1878); Harvy J., son 21 (Apr 1879); Ida, daughter 14 (Jan 1886); Lottie G., daughter 10 (Jan 1890); Chrles, son 8 (May 1892). Robert was born in Switzerland; Maria and the children in Ohio. Robert immigrated in 1855, in the US for 45 years; not naturalized. He, Henry, Arthur and Harvy are day laborers; all have been unemployed for one month of the year. The remaining children are attending school. All can read and write. They own their home free of a mortgage. Next door to Amelia Clay. 
    Age: 51 
    1900 US Federal Census for Robert Bittaker Family, Akron, Summit, Ohio, USA (part 1)
    1900 US Federal Census for Robert Bittaker Family, Akron, Summit, Ohio, USA (part 1)
    1900 US Federal Census For Robert Bittaker Family, Akron, Summit, Ohio, USA (part 2)
    1900 US Federal Census For Robert Bittaker Family, Akron, Summit, Ohio, USA (part 2)
    Census 18 Apr 1910  Akron, Summit, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Census 1910

    Ohio, Summit Co, Precinct D. 4th Ward, Akron City. ED #144. SD #18. E Date 18 Apr 1910. Sheet 4A. 685 Schell Avenue. Dwelling #63. Family #83.

    Robert Bittaker 60. Maria 57. Married thirty-eight years. Eleven children, seven living. Child: Charles I (or J) 17. He and his parents born in Switzerland; Maria’s parents born in Pennsylvania; Maria and Charles born in Ohio. Laborer, odd jobs for wages. All could read and write. Charles was not in school. Owned house free. Robert immigrated to US in 1855. (Next door to Emmeline Hines; Emma R and Andrew Fleeter.) 
    Age: 60 
    1910 US Federal Census - Robert Bittaker Family
    1910 US Federal Census - Robert Bittaker Family
    Death Certificate 9 Apr 1915  Akron, Summit, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Death certificate 25113

    Robert Bittaker, 685 Schell Ave, Akron, Ohio. Born May 19, 1849 in Switzerland; died Apr 9, 1915 in Akron, Ohio. He is married at the time of death and is a laborer. Son of John Bittaker (Switzerland) and Mary Offendunner (Switzerland). Chas. E. Bittaker, informant, 685 Schell Ave, Akron. Burial in Glendale on Apr 12, 1915. C.T. Parks undertaker, Akron, Ohio. 
    Age: 65 
    Cause: Suicide by cutting throat 
    Death certificate for Robert Bittaker, 1915, Akron, Summit, Ohio, USA
    Death certificate for Robert Bittaker, 1915, Akron, Summit, Ohio, USA
    Died 9 Apr 1915  Akron, Summit, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    State of Ohio Death Index, Leo A. Bittaker (3-29-1914), Robert Bittaker (04-09-1915) and Rudolph Bittaker (07-21-1917), Summit County, Ohio
    State of Ohio Death Index, Leo A. Bittaker (3-29-1914), Robert Bittaker (04-09-1915) and Rudolph Bittaker (07-21-1917), Summit County, Ohio
    Bunions Cause Suicide, Published in the Evening Independent, Massillon, Ohio, 10 Apr 1915
    Bunions Cause Suicide, Published in the Evening Independent, Massillon, Ohio, 10 Apr 1915
    Cemetery 12 Apr 1915  Akron, Summit, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Glendale Cemetery  
    Buried 12 Apr 1915  Glendale Cemetery, Akron, Summit, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    Robert Bittaker (1849 - 1915) - Find A Grave
    Robert Bittaker (1849 - 1915) - Find A Grave
    Person ID I1183  clanSoren
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2017 

    Father Ancestors Johann Bittaker,   b. 1806, Oberbuchsiten, Kanton Aargau, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1876, Franklin Township, Summit, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Anna Maria Offendunner,   b. 30 Apr 1826, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1916, Navarre, Stark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Notes 
    • Johann and Anna Marie were married prior to immigraion. It is believed that her maiden name is Offendunner but may be a variation of the real name.
    Family ID F430  Group Sheet

    Family Ancestors Mariah (Maria) Sellers,   b. 19 Sep 1852, Akron, Summit, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1934, Akron, Summit, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 26 Dec 1871  Summit County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Notes 
    • There is a possiblity that Mary's name was Mary Catherine or Catherine Mary. A record was found on http://www.findagrave.com for a Catherine V. Bittaker, born 8 Mar 1880 with a death date of 16 Nov 1885. At the time of the 1880 census, a Mary Bittaker, age 3 months, was recorded as a daughter of Robert and Mariah Bittaker, Coventry, District 169, Summit County, Ohio. Her age at that time coincides with the age of Catherine V. Bittaker, buried in Lockwood Cemetery in Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Reference URL Catherine V. Bittaker, Birth: Mar 8, 1880, Death: Nov 16, 1885.

      Also buried in Lockwood:
      (1) Albert O. Bittaker buried in Lockwood. He was born 16 Mar 1884 and died 28 Oct 1885, no photo or other information, and

      (2) a Olive E Bittaker, born 16 Jan 1888 and died 2 Jan 1889, no photo or other information. It is presumed that these children belong to Mariah and Robert Bittaker as 9 children have been accounted for. The 1900 census states that she bore 11 children further substantiating this assumption.
    Children 
    +01. Phillip Otis Bittaker Married: 2x2x ,   b. 8 May 1872, Coventry, Summit, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1918, Perry, Stark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    +02. John Robert Bittaker,   b. Jul 1874, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1912, Massillon State Hospital, Perry, Stark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
    +03. Henry Franklin Bittaker,   b. 14 Aug 1876, Coventry, Summit, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1979, Alameda, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years)
     04. William Arthur Bittaker,   b. 11 Aug 1878, Coventry, Summit, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1909, Akron, Summit, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     05. Catherine Viola Bittaker,   b. 8 Mar 1880,   d. 16 Nov 1885, Coventry, Summit, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
    Married: 1x06. Harvey Joseph Bittaker,   b. 8 Dec 1881, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1957, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     07. Albert O. Bittaker,   b. 17 Mar 1884, Coventry, Summit, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1885  (Age 1 years)
    +08. Ida Mae Bittaker,   b. 20 Feb 1886, Summit County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1970, Akron, Summit, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     09. Olive E. Bittaker,   b. 16 Jan 1888, Akron, Summit, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1889  (Age 0 years)
    +10. Lottie Grace Bittaker Married: 2x2x ,   b. 29 Jan 1890, Akron, Summit, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1979, Barberton, Summit, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +11. Charles Erwin Bittaker Married: 2x2x ,   b. 14 May 1892, Akron, Summit, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1975, Lakeland, Polk, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2011 
    Family ID F431  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] FamilySearch™Ohio Death Certificates, 1908-1953, Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU), (Family Search Labs, labs.familysearch.org), Death certificate 25113 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S90] Email Correspondence J. R. Carothers, Genealogist (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S104] Immigration and Naturalization Records, National Archives, Washington, D.C., (Ancestry.com), (citation missing) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S111] 1860 United States Federal Census, Bureau of the Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Baughman, Wayne, Ohio; Roll: M653_1051; Page: 410; Surname transcribed as Redeker (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S103] 1870 United States Federal Census, Bureau of the Census, Franklin, Summit, Ohio; Roll: M593_1270; Page: 229; surname transcribed as Bitticher (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S85] 1880 United States Federal Census, Coventry, Summit, Ohio; Roll: T9_1069; Family History Film: 1255069; Page: 193.3000; Enumeration District: 169; Image: 0067 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S97] 1900 United States Federal Census, United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, (Ancestry.com), Akron Ward 5, Summit, Ohio; Roll: T623 1324; Page: 11A (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S98] 1910 United States Federal Census, Thirteenth Census of the United States, (Ancestry), Akron Ward 4, Summit, Ohio; Roll: T624_1233; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 144; (Reliability: 3).

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    10. [S256] FamilySearch™ Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958, (FamilySearch.org) (Reliability: 3).
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      Bride's Name: Maria Sellers
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      Marriage Date: 26 Dec 1871
      Marriage Place: Summit,Ohio
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      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M51436-5
      System Origin: Ohio-ODM
      Source Film Number: 900964
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