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Excerpts from On the Road to History, by Della Lang

Book is available from the Jefferson County Genealogical Society


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.

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