A Supplement to the
CHRONOLOGY of the BITTIKOFER FAMILY made in1931 by Fred Bittikofer
The following are the ancestors of Jacob Bittikofer, born 3-30-1783, Switzerland, Canton Berne, Bueren An Der Aare, according to church records in Switzerland discovered and/or recorded by Anna Fink of Salt Lake City, Utah, circa 1964 (no personal correspondence was ever received from Anna Fink; family bible written in “Switzerdeutche” in circa 1688, is in a historical society in Columbus, Ohio, undoubtedly verifying Anna Fink’s records):
I. Wilhelm Buetikofer, baptized in 1560 in Switz., Canton Berne, Buren An Der Aare; born ca. 1520; no wife named; four children.
II. Bendict Buetikofer I. baptized 1560 in B., B. A. D. A., born ca. 1545, died 1606+; married ca. 1565 to Barbli Tuschler , born ca. 1545, died ca. 1580; Bendict B., I, 2nd marriage: ca, 1585 to Elizabeth Abrecht, b ca. 1566, d-1606+; three children with Barbli and 8 with Elizabeth.
III. Johannes Buetikofer, b-1599, Canton Berne, town of Buetikofen, d-1651+; married in 1627 to Ursula Ritz, b-ca. 1605 d-ca. 1629, no children; Johannes B., 2nd marriage ca. 1631 to Anna Schol, b-ca. 1610, d-1651+, 6 children.
IV. Bendict Buetikofer II, b-1633, Canton Berne, Bueren An Der Aare, d-1680+; married 2-14-1670 to Elizabeth Hauwert, b-1649, B., B. A. D. A., d-1680+; 5 children.
V. Adam Buettigkofer, b-12-28-1673, Canton Berne, Pieterlen Parish, d-1708+; married ca. 1698to Anna Lehman, b-1678, Pieterlen Parish, d-1708+; 3 children.
VI. Hans Jacob Buetikofer, b-12-21-1708, Pieterlen Parish; Buren An Der Aare, d-1785, Pieterlen Parish; married 11-3-1734, Pieterlen Parish, to Elizabeth Baumann of Canton Bern, Bruegglen, b-1713, d-4-18-1762, B.A. D. A.; 4 children.
Hans Jacob Buetikofer’s brother, Abraham Buetikofer, b-1704 wife Anna Ziegler; their son, Niclaus, b-1717, wife Elizabeth Knuechel; their son, Niclaus II, b-1772; progenitors of Elmer B. Bittikofer, Jr., of Sugar Creek, Ohio and surrounding area.
VII. Durs Buetikofer, I, b.5-29-1735, B., B. A. D. A.,d-1785+; married ca.1759 to Barbara Bucher, b-ca. 1738, d-ca.1775; Durs B.I, 2nd marriage: ca1780 to Mariana Renfer, b-1752, B. A. D. A., d-5-3-1785; 4 children with Barbara, and one, Jacob, with Marianna.
The following is a synopsis of the Bittikofer Chronology, written by Fred Bittikofer in 1931, pages 1 thru 10. Additional comments are from Swiss church records, USA census material or other genealogical material and written in [……..]. (Following this synopsis is Jacob John and Christiana Bittikofer’s genealogical line from 1845 on, brought up-to-date from Page 10 of Fred B.’s original B. chronology; after which is a synopsis of Fred’s chronology, pages 11 thru 22):
Jacob Bittikofer b-3-30-1783 Switzerland d-3-3-1857
Mary Kuntz [Maria Kunz, b-9-8-1784, d-ca. 1842, father: Heinrich Kunz of Switz., Canton Berne, Meinisberg]
to [ca. 1843]
Katherine Brenner b-8-12-1784 d-3-14-1847 [b-12-6-1801 in Switz. Canton Bassel, Bassel; father, Johannes Brenner] 0 children.
a. Jacob Bittikofer [baptized 5-10-1807, B. A. D. A., d-1874+]
to [ca. 1836]
Mary Frank [b-1811-12, d. 8-24-1874, Crawford County, Franks listed in Swiss church
records, 18th cent.]
b. Jacob Bittikofer b-12-7-1839 d-[1882+]
Mary Klink b-2-19-1843; [7 children, including John H. B., b-10-1-1863: on 1900 census he was living in Monroe Township, Henry County, Ohio] [1 1/2 pages of descendants--
Strayer, Meyer, Reed, Hoilman and Saneholtz; +Bittikofers].
b. Mary Bittikofer b-9-8-1838 deceased [d-1877+]
George Harmon b… deceased [2 children: Clara and Samuel Gardner and 2 more: Emma and
Lewis Vernon Harmon--3/4 page of descendants--Ream, Beattie; + Gardners].
b. Rosina Bittikofer b-12-4-1841 d-8-10-1921
Daniel Easley b-1-30-1831 Switzerland d-8-15-1893
[6 children, 2/3 page descendants--Reiter and Stacey; + Easleys].
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