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Josiah P. Bittner (abt. 1838 - 1892)

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Josiah P. Bittner
Born about in Newport, Rhode Island, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Biography

Josiah was born in Newport, Rhode Island, about 1838, the son of John and Mary Bittner. He lived with his family in Taunton, Mass., in 1850.[1]

In 1860, he married Georgianna Wilkinson, daughter of Joseph and Mary Wilkinson; she was 15 and he was 21.[2]

When the Civil War broke out, Josiah was 23 years old and enlisted on April 30, 1861. He mustered in as a Private in Company K of the Massachusetts 17th Infantry on July 22, 1861. He was discharged 3 years later, on August 3, 1864.

After the war, he resided with his family and their children in Newton, Mass.[3] He was a member of the Newton militia (1869-1871) and worked as a painter and glazier.

He was a resident of the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home in 1892. He died later that year of epilepsy in Worcester, Mass, at 53 years of age.[4] He was buried at the Newton Cemetery in Newton.[5]

Sources

  1. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD9F-XQC : 9 November 2014), Josiah P Bitner in household of John G Bitner, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
  2. "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29G-R57Q : 13 July 2016), Josiah P. Bittner and Georgianna Wilkinson, 31 Dec 1859
  3. "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD3B-8RW : 17 October 2014), Josiah P Bittner, Massachusetts, United States
  4. "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NWGL-RVT : 10 December 2014), Josiah P. Bittner, 09 Apr 1892
  5. FindAGrave.com, J.P. Bittner, Newton Cemetery, Newton, Massachusetts, Sec. O, Lot 150


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