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BITTMAN, Charles W.

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BITTMAN, Charles W. (Rhine Folz, Bavaria, Germany, Jan. 8, 1822--Unknown). Bittman emigrated to the United States at the age of fifteen and lived in Cincinnati, St. Louis, New Orleans and California.

He came to Dubuque in 1854 and established the firm of BITTMAN AND SCHROEDER and in 1880 was one of the oldest merchants in the city. He served in 1880 as Vice President of the Board of Directors of Linwood Cemetery Association.



Oldt, Franklin. The History of Dubuque County, Iowa. Chicago: Western History Company, 1880, p. 767