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JOHN BIDELERa was the son of GEORGE BIDELER and AMY BROWNa,d. He was born abt 1794 in Pennsylvaniab,j,l. He married in Hornby, NY, 2 Feb 1813 or 1814, LUCY A. PLATTf, born abt 1796 in Connecticutl. They moved to Campbell, Steuben Co., NY, abt 1816l and lived there most of their lives.


i. HARRIET BIDELER, b.c. 1822[e]


CHARLES B. BIDELER, b. 31 Oct 1823[c]; d. 28 Sep 1847[c] ae 23y 10m 28d (1), mother Lucy[c]


HENRY J. BIDELER*, [e] b. 18 Dec 1823[c]; d. 29 Jul 1849[c] ae 25y 7m 11d (1), mother Lucy[c]

iv. SYLVIA BIDELER, (1827- )[a,b] m. WILLIAM MATTESON(1822- )[a,b]
v. ALSON BIDELER [a], b.c. 1833[e]; d. bef. 1898[h]; m. 27 Jun 1860 (both of Dix, NY)[g], FANNIE JANE (Janie, Jennie) OWEN, b. Dec 1834[i]; d. aft 1900[i]
vi. MARIA ANN BIDELER [a,l], b.c. 1827[j]; m. CHARLES B. HOUGH[a, j], b.c. 1825[j]
vii. SARAH ELVIRA BIDELER, b. c. 1836 in Steuben Co., NY [l]; m1. bef 1858[k], --- ELDRED[k]; m2. 1860-1870[k], ABRAM MANNERY (or MANRY)[a,k]
viii. WILLIAM BIDELER [b], b. c. 1839 in Steuben Co., NY [l]

a. Will of George W. Bideler and case file, Steuben County Surrogate's Office, Bath, NY
b. 1880 Census for Iowa, Bremer Co., Waverly, Silvia Bideler Matteson, father b. PA; mother b. CT
c. Headstones for Charles B. Bideler & Henry J. Bideler, both "Son of John & Lucy Bideler", Coopers Plains Cemetery, Erwin (Steuben) NY
d. Death Listings, Steuben County Historian's Office, Bath, NY; (Solomon Bideler - father: George; mother: Amy Brown)
e. 1850 Census NY, Steuben Co., Campbell, family 169 - Note: The relationship to head of family was not indicated. The ages appear reasonable for the listed to be the children as indicated.
f. Clayton, W. Woodford, History of Steuben County, New York, Philadelphia: Lewis, Peck & Co., 1879 (Philadelphia: Press of J.B. Lippincott)), pp. 313-316.
g. Havana Journal, Montour Falls, NY ( courtesy )
h. 1897/1898 Lain's Directory - Brooklyn ( courtesy ), "BIDELER Jennie wid. Alson"
i. 1900 Federal Census, Brooklyn Ward 30, Kings, New York
j. 1880 Census NY (Steuben Co.), Campbell
k. 1880 Census NY (Steuben Co.), Campbell - Abram & Elvira Manry, 2 ch. named Manry, 2 ch. named Eldred with relationship to head of household "stepson."
Approx. marriage dates are taken from the ages of the children.
l. 1855 New York State Census, Steuben Co., Campbell Election District 2; John and Lucy A. Bidler residents 39 years

(1) The birth dates are calculated from the death dates and ages at death. Obviously 2 children born over a month apart in the same year is unlikely.
The headstones [c] are very weathered. It may be that Charles d. 1841, Henry d. 1848 or the ages at death are incorrect.

*The appearance of Henry Bideler in 1850 (ref e) of age 25 does not support his death date as calculated from his headstone. It must be assumed, however, that he was, in fact,
alive on the enumeration date for that census, 10 Aug 1850. His death would be more accurately be "aft Jul 1850."

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