Welcome to "Remembering the 142nd PVI". The purpose of this site is post pictures, information, and the final resting places of this regiment of the American Civil War. It seeks to tell a "bottom up" history, straight from the common soldiers themselves. If you have any information concerning the 142nd, please email me at bmonticue@gmail.com. Thank you and enjoy.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Corp. Jacob Bittner, Co. C

Jacob Bittner was born on July 3, 1834 in Milford Twp, Somerset County, PA. He and his wife Matilda continued to live there throughout their lives. According to census records, Jacob was a wagon maker by trade.

He enlisted in Co. C on Aug 25, 1862 and was mustered out with his company on May 29, 1865.

Jacob returned home and continued in the wagon making business. He died on Feb 24, 1915 and rests next to his wife in the Rockwood IOOF Cemetery, Rockwood, PA.

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