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Census-1: August 1850, Dist #12, Jefferson Co, Mo #297-- Willis36Mo Lucinda28 JaneA9 WmP7 HiramJ5 Oliver2 Phil Votaw22
Census-2: 1860, Merimac Twp, Belews Crk, Jefferson Co, Mo #827-- WH43Mo Lucind37 Hiram14 Oliver10 Thos8 WillisA6 SolomonL4
Census-3: 1870, Big River, Jefferson Co, MO #228, w/WF Williams-- OD21Mo school teacher
Census-4: 1880, Big River Twp, Jefferson Co, MO #380-- OD32 Martha26 JohnH6 Julia4 Aurora2 Maude1 - all born MO
Census-5: 1900, 1900, Galena Twp, Jasper Co, MO #527-- OD51 AraB33 Aurora22 Grace9 Oliver17 Oliff11 Ara9 Paul7 Edna5 Rhea3 Ger
Census-6: 1910, Galena Twp, Jasper Co, MO #342-- OD62 Belle43 Belle19 Paul17 Ruth15 Gera10 Lucile8 Jenn6 Ralph1-all born MO

1876, Jefferson Co, MO Patrons for Atlas, 1876 O. D. Bittick Birthplace Jefferson Co., MO arrived 1848
Occupation: 1870, School Teacher
Occupation-2: Baptist Minister
Burial: Forest Park Cemetery, Joplin, Jasper Co, Missouri [see Tombstone Photos]
[see Marriage Records]
[Indexed as Ara and Ava Belle Lee]
page 165
State of Missouri, County of Jefferson
This license authorizes any Judge, Justice of the Peace, Licensed or Ordained Preacher of the Gospel, or any other person authorized under the Laws of this State, to Solemnize Marriage, Between Oliver D. Bittick of Big River Twp County of Jefferson and State of Missouri, who is over the age of twenty-one years; and Miss Ara Belle Lee of Big River Twp in the County of Jefferson and State of Missouri who is over the age of eighteen years.
Witness my hand as Recorder, with the seal of office hereto affixed, at my office in Hillsboro this 20th day of August 1887
A. L. Colman, Recorder
State of Missouri }
County of Franklin } SS This is to Certify that the undersigned Minister of the Gospel did at the Brides Residence in said County, on the 21 day of August 1887 unite in Marriage the above named persons.
S. S. Bittick Bapt. Min.
The foregoing Certificate of Marriage was filed for Record in my office, on the 5th day of September1887 at 9 o'clock
A. L. Colman, Recorder
Courtesy of Charles Nahlik:
Excerpts from On the Road to History, by Della Lang
Book is available from the Jefferson County Genealogical Society http://www.rootsweb.com/~mojcgs/orderpubs.html

Page 42: Bittick mentioned as being one of the first families to Jefferson County, Missouri.
Page 45: Michael Boemler, who came from St. Clair, Illinois, purchased the old Willis Bittick farm in 1878. The farm which was 120 acres at the time, cost Boemler $6,000.
Page 91: Although a Sunday School was established at Grubville as early as 1871, the Baptist church was not organized and built until 1879. Oliver D. Bittick served as the first ordained minister. Rev. Bittick was married to Martha A. Lee. The Baptist church had a charter membership of about 30 people.
Courtesy of Mary Bittick Gallano:
Missouri's Union Provost Marshall Papers: 1861-1866
[Missouri Archives online index: http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/provost]

Bittick, O.D. Jefferson County Statement that he attended school in Big River, Jefferson County with W.R. Benton and that he was a Union man. 10-31-1861, Reel No. F-1230
Jefferson Democrat, Hillsboro, Jefferson county, Missouri
BIG RIVER - DITMER's Store, Mo., Dec. 23, 1870 - We had the pleasure, last Friday, of witnessing the closing exercises of the public school of the sub-district which includes the town of MORSE's Mill. The occasion was an auspicious one, and the character of the was such as to prove the efficiency of the teacher, J.O.D. BITTICK. The school-room was filled to overflowing with pupils and the patrons and friends of the school After the recitations were concluded, addresses were made by J.G. WILSON Esq., Dr. M.C. HARBISON and Mr. BITTICK, the teacher. Previous to the speaking however, your correspondent was pounced upon and required to give a description of the schools of this county ten years ago, comparing the mode of imparting instruction then with that of the present time, which he did in a humorous a manner as possible. We had occasion to visit this school about two and a half months ago, and we must say that the pupils have since improved very rapidly. Mr. BITTICK will commence the next term of the same school on Monday next. May success attend the efforts of both teacher and pupils.
Jefferson Democrat, Hillsboro, Jefferson county, Missouri
MARRIED - On Sunday, the 9th of April, 1871, at the residence of the bride's uncle, John M. WILSON, Esq., in Big River township, by Rev. Wm. McKAY, Mr. Oliver D. BITTICK to Miss Martha A. LEE, all of Jefferson county, Mo.
An Illustrated Historical Atlas Map of Jefferson County, Missouri: Carefully Compiled from Personal Examinations and Surveys
Published by Brink, McDonough & CO. 1876

Mr O.D. Bittick is listed in Morse Mill, residence in Section 20, Farmer and Teacher, Nativity--Jefferson County, Township 41, Range 3, Came to County in 1848
Mr W.M. Bittick is listed in Catawissa Post Office, Residence in Section 16, Farmer Blacksmith and Wheel't. Nativity--Jefferson County, MO, came to County in 1836
[Courtesy of Charles Nahlik]
Jefferson Democrat
Hillsboro, Jefferson County, Missouri
MARRIED - WILLIAMS - WILSON - March 28, 1883, by Rev. O.D. BITTICK, Mr. James L. WILLIAMS to Miss Fannie A. WILSON, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. Robert WILSON, all of Jefferson co., Mo.
Missouri State Archives Death Certificate Database
[see Other Documents, Death Certificates--Oliver Delore Bittick]

Oliver D. Bittick (indexed as Bittich)
Place of Death: Joplin, Jasper Co, Missouri
male white married
Date of Birth: July 11, 1848
Age: 68 years 4 months 13 days
Occupation: Minister
Birthplace: Mo
Father: W. P. Bittick [should be Willis Henry Bittick] born Tenn
Mother: Mary Smith [should be Lucinda Jane Smith, Mary was Lucinda's mother]
Date of Death: November 24, 1916
cause: myocarditis chronic, contributory: hepatic congestion
Burial: Forest Park, Nov 26, 1916
Informant: Mrs. O. D. Bittick [Ara Belle Lee], 1814 Empire
Filed: 12-1-1916

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