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Leo Bitteker (Bittaker)

Leo Bitteker (Bittaker)

Male Abt 1845 - 1895  (~ 50 years)

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  • Name Leo Bitteker (Bittaker) 
    Born Abt 1845  Oberbuchsiten, Kanton Aargau, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 25 Apr 1855  New York City, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    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 BŁttiker (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, New York by 1860 with a subsequent move to Jefferson, Linn, Missouri before the 1870 census year.  
    Age: 10 
    Lochinvar Ship Manifest
    Lochinvar Ship Manifest
    Census 13 Jun 1860  Kirkland, Oneida, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1860

    New York, Oneida, Kirkland, 13 Jun 1860, Clinton Post Office, page 5, dwelling 36, family 37

    Victor Bitcher, head 46. Mary, wife 48. Children: Veronica, daughter 20; Entenie, daughter 18; Leo, son 15; Bertha, daughter 8. Victor is a laborer. Value of real estate is $570, personal property $200. Both Veronica and Entenie perform housework. All were born in Switzerland. Bertha is attending school. Next door to James and Emily Vann.  
    Age: 15 
    Census 24 Jun 1865  Kirkland, Oneida, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census, New York State 1865

    New York, Oneida, Kirkland, 24 Jun 1865, Village of Clinton, building 14, Family 12

    Victor Bitteker, 52. Mary, wife 54. First marriage for both. Number of children per parent is 5. Children: Leo, son 20; Bertha, daughter 13. All were born in Switzerland. Victor is naturalized. He is a laborer; owner of land.

    Victor and his family moved to Missouri between 1865 and 1870.  
    Age: 20 
    Census 16 Aug 1870  Jefferson, Linn, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1870

    Missouri, Linn, Jefferson, 16 Aug 1870, page 36, dwelling 269, 281

    Victor Britther, head 58. Mary, wife 58. Children: Leo, son 25; Bertha, daughter 18. Victor is a farmer; real estate valued at $2,500, personal property at $500. Mary is a housekeeper; Leo a farmer; Berta at home. All were born in Switzerland. Next door to George and Louisa Earl. 
    Age: 25 
    Census 18 Jun 1880  Laclede, Linn, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1880

    Missouri, Linn, Laclede, 18 Jun 1880, page 40, SD 5, ED 184, dwelling 326, family 330

    Victor Bittaker, head 69. Mary, wife 71. Children: Bertha Riggs, daughter 27; Frank Riggs, 28, son-in-law; Leo, son 33; Levi Riggs, grandson 7. Victor is not employed. Leo is a shoemaker; Frank is a saleman. Victor, Mary, Leo and Bertha were born in Switzerland. Frank was born in Iowa, his parents (not stated). Levi was born in Missouri. Next door to Emma and Alex Hogan; John Fowler.  
    Age: 33 
    1880 US Federal Census - Victor Bittaker and Family
    1880 US Federal Census - Victor Bittaker and Family
    Will 24 Apr 1895  Linn County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Will of Leo Bitteker

    In the name of God Amen. I, Leo Bitteker, being weak in body, but sound in mind, do make and publish this my last will and testament.

    Frist, it is my wish that my store bills, doctor bills and funeral expenses be paid out of my life insurance or any other available assets that may come into the hands of my executor, herein after named.

    Second, after the payment of the above debts, the rest and residue of my estate, be the the some real, personal or mixed, I give devise and bequeath the same to my wife Silva Bitteker and children, Leona Bitteker, Bertha Bitteker, and Mabel Bitteker, to hold, own and enjoy as tenants in common.

    Third, I appoint my friend P.F. Felt the executor of this my last will and testament and hereby authorize him to make sale of any of my personal property at public or private sale as he may deem proper, and I also appoint my friend Henry C. Lomax the guardian and curator for any minor children. Witness my hand and seal this 24th day of April 1895.

    //Leo Bitteker

    The above was signed, sealed and declared in our own presence, by the testator to be his last will and testament, and was, at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other, have witnessed the same.

    // S.A. Staley
    // O.F. Libby

    Will probated in the state of Missouri, county of Linn, on the 1st day of May A.D. 1895;  
    Died 27 Apr 1895  Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Age: 45 
    Buried Saint Michaels Cemetery, Brookfield, Linn, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Leo Bitteker (1845 - 1895) - Find A Grave
    Leo Bitteker (1845 - 1895) - Find A Grave
    Person ID I1190  clanSoren
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2017 

    Father Ancestors Victor Bitteker (Bittaker),   b. 12 Aug 1809, Oberbuchsiten, Kanton Aargau, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1883, Linn County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary,   b. 21 Feb 1808, Oberbuchsiten, Kanton Aargau, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1886  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Notes 
    • 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 BŁttiker (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.

      Family 2: Victor Boetticker (abt 1813), Maria (abt 1809), Veronicka (abt 1839), Judith (abt 1843), Leo (abt 1845), Bertha (abt 1854) [This family]

      Family 3: Johann (abt 1819), Maria Anna (abt 1827)

      Research thus far reflects that Victor and his family settle in Kirkland, Oneida, New York by 1860 with a subsequent move to Jefferson, Linn, Missouri before the 1870 census year. It is presumed that Bertha has been placed with Victor as she is shown in the 1870 with Family 2.
    Documents
    Lochinvar Ship Manifest
    Lochinvar Ship Manifest
    Family ID F432  Group Sheet

    Family Silvia Cutshall (Mrs),   b. Dec 1861, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 5 Jun 1888  Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     01. Leona Bitteker (Bittaker),   b. Mar 1884, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +02. Bertha Bitteker (Bittaker),   b. Nov 1888, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1939  (Age ~ 50 years)
     03. Mabel Bitteker (Bittaker),   b. Mar 1890, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F1752  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S104] Immigration and Naturalization Records, National Archives, Washington, D.C., (Ancestry.com), New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, Year: 1855; Arrival: New York , United States; Microfilm serial: M237; Microfilm roll: M237_151; Line: 15; List number: 245 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S111] 1860 United States Federal Census, Bureau of the Census, Kirkland, Oneida, New York; Roll: M653_824; Page: 5; Image: 6; Family History Library Film: 803824. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S21] New York, State Census, 1865, Census of the state of new York, for 1865, (Ancestry.com), New York, State Census, 1865., Kirkland, Oneida, New York (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S111] 1860 United States Federal Census, Bureau of the Census, Jefferson, Linn, Missouri; Roll: M593_788; Page: 310B; Image: 630; Family History Library Film: 552287 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S85] 1880 United States Federal Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Laclede, Linn, Missouri; Roll: T9_700; Family History Film: 1254700; Page: 480.4000; Enumeration District: 184 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S22] Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1998, (Ancestry.com), Missouri. Probate Court (Linn County); Wills, Vol B, 1891-1901 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S222] Linn County, Missouri, Cemetery Records, Ellsberry, Elizabeth Prather, comp. Cemetery Records of Linn County, Missouri. Vol. II & VIII. Chillicothe, MO, USA: Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry, c1965., (Ancestry), Vol 2 and 8 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S157] Findagrave.com, (Findagrave.com), Memorial 75711253 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S226] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 , (Ancestry) (Reliability: 3).
      Name: Leo Betteker
      Marriage Date: 5 Jun 1888
      Marriage Place: Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri
      Registration Place: Livingston, Missouri, USA
      Spouse: Mrs Silvia Cutshall