The son of John Bitner. The husband of;first wife Mary Elizabeth Bradley. second wife, Josephine Townsend.
He married Mary Elizabeth Bradley Abt.1868. She was born March 9, 1851, and died October 12,1879. He married Josephine Townsend January 3, 1892, daughter of William Townsend and Elizabeth Hartzell. She was born September 20, 1856 in Dayton Ohio, and died January 1, 1950.