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John F. Bitz

Male 1876 - 1955


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  • Name  John F. Bitz  [1
    Born  3 Apr 1876  Vienna, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  Catholic  [4
    Residence  1899 - 1930  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    • 1930 - Mr. and Mrs. John Bitz have moved to the rooms occupied by Dr. Dye (formerly in the Bitz Block) and Mr. Wilbur of Syracuse, who has just bought the Bitz Brothers' store, will occupy the residence in connection with the store. [5]
    Occupation  1899 - 1930  LF Bitz and Sons, Lake Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Merchant 
    Occupation  1930 - 1931  Village of Cleveland, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Water Commission Board 
    19300213 - Cleveland Now Owns Its Water System
    19300213 - Cleveland Now Owns Its Water System
    Camden Advance-Journal
    02/13/1930, p.2
    Occupation  Abt. 1910 - 1945  LF Bitz and Sons, Lake Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Grocery and Dry Goods Store, Operator 
    xxxx1113 - Fire at Cleveland
    xxxx1113 - Fire at Cleveland
    Rome Citizen
    11/13/xxxx, np
    xxxxxxxx - Business Ad: S, F, Bitz and Son
    xxxxxxxx - Business Ad: S, F, Bitz and Son
    xxxxxxxx - L.F. Bitz and Sons
    xxxxxxxx - L.F. Bitz and Sons
    Store photo
    Died  3 Sep 1955  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    19550906 - John F. Bitz, 79, Cleveland, Dies
    19550906 - John F. Bitz, 79, Cleveland, Dies
    Rome Daily Sentinel
    09/06/1955, p.5
    Person ID  I1514  CHS Genealogy
    Last Modified  4 Aug 2019 

    Father  Lorenzo F. Bitz,   b. 1 Jan 1845, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1925 
    Mother  Mary M. Dyer,   b. 1844 - 1845, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1916 
    Married  13 Apr 1873  [9
    • Married on Easter Sunday. [7]
    xxxxxxxxx - Vienna
    xxxxxxxxx - Vienna
    Unknown Newspaper Clipping
    No Date, n.p.
    Family ID  F427  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Rose C. Schmidt,   b. 24 Jun 1884, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1937, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Nov 1918  [1
    Last Modified  29 Oct 2015 
    Family ID  F409  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Marion M. Best,   b. 30 Dec 1881, Constantia, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1967, Rochester, Monroe, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 Sep 1949  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • [Marion and John] were married by the justice of the peace, Clayton Winn. [10]
    Last Modified  16 Jul 2016 
    Family ID  F514  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S84] Personal Correspondence (Reliability: 1), 27 Oct 2015.
      Fr: Keith Schmidt
      Re: Proposed Change: Gasper Schmidt

    2. [S13] Rome Daily Sentinel, 5 (Reliability: 1), 6 Sep 1955.
      John F. Bitz, 79, Cleveland, Dies

    3. [S84] Personal Correspondence (Reliability: 1), 17 Nov 2015.
      Fr: Keith Schmidt
      Re: John F. Bitz (I1514)

    4. [S28] 1899 Cleveland Village Directory, (Village of Cleveland), http://blog.clevelandhistoricalsociety.com/?s=bitz (Reliability: 1), 1899.

    5. [S170] Camden Advance-Journal, 7 (Reliability: 1), 3 Jul 1930.
      Cleveland

    6. [S170] Camden Advance-Journal, 2 (Reliability: 1), 13 Feb 1930.
      Cleveland Now Owns Its Water System

    7. [S12] Oswego Palladium Times, np (Reliability: 1), 11/6//1925.
      Lorenzo F. Bitz

    8. [S84] Personal Correspondence (Reliability: 1), 5 Dec 2015.
      Fr: Keith Schmidt
      Re: Proposed Change: John F. Bitz (I1514)

    9. [S84] Personal Correspondence (Reliability: 1), 24 Nov 2015.
      Fr: Keith Schmidt
      Re: Proposed Change: Mary Dyer (I1534)

    10. [S84] Personal Correspondence, 1 (Reliability: 1), 15 Jun 2016.
      Re: Proposed Change: Marion M. Best (I1088)