405 East Main St
1889 Watertown City Directory
1865 ARRIVED IN WATERTOWN
Bittner, butcher and proprietor of meat market; born in the town of Milwaukee,
Mr. Bittner was a member of the Hook and Ladder Company for seven years; he was also a member of the Sack Company.
08 16 BITTNER ATTACKED BY FELLOW MERCHANT
A terrible affray took place last Saturday afternoon on the Milford Road, about 3 miles south of the city, between two citizens of this place, August Neitzel proprietor of a grocery and saloon on Third Street, 2d ward, and William Bittner, proprietor of the butcher shop on Main Street, 1st ward.
Both were riding in a wagon on their way for a hunt, considerably under the influence of beer. A difficulty arose between the two men regarding a breech loading gun which Neitzel carried. From high tempered language blows ensued, Neitzel attacking Bittner in a most savage manner with the gun, striking him on the head and knocking him out of the wagon. After Bittner had fallen to the ground, Neitzel continued the ferocious assault, dealing his victim terrible blows on the head and body. He finally desisted from his cruel work and leaving Bittner more dead than alive, started for home.
Mr. F. Lempke, happening along soon after, recognized Bittner lying on the side of the road. Bittner was taken to his residence and Dr. W. C. Spalding was summoned to the assistance of the wounded man. His skull was found to be badly fractured, besides having a number of serious wounds on different parts of his body. At first his case was deemed hopeless, but he is now in a fair way of recovering.
Neitzel was taken before Justice Krebs on Monday. The examination of the case was adjourned for 10 days, Neitzel meanwhile being placed under $2, 000 bail for his appearance. WR
07 11 BITTNER DAUGHTER MARRIED
On the 11th of July, 1894, John Henry Ott was united in marriage to Miss Clara Bittner, a daughter of William and Bertha (Nowack) Bittner.
07 30 < Bittner Store on E. Main, William Bittner standing at entrance[?] Portion of image WHS_PC_032
William Bittner has sold his meat market to Henry Miller
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