Updated Sunday, 2 February 2020 - contains 6157 individuals

Descendants of Joseph Billiter and Elizabeth Filler fl Maryland Colony 1671-1687

Ninth Generation

(Continued)


915. Lawrence Ferl Bowen (Edna Frances Billiter , James , John , Joseph , Edward B , Edward , Edward , Joseph ) was born on 24 Jul 1925 in Paden City, Wetzel Co, West Virginia. He died about 1984 in Baker, Oregon.

Lawrence married Marion Regina Schultz on 15 Jun 1946 in Wetzel Co, West Virginia.

They had the following children.

  1560 M i David Bowen.
  1561 M ii Rick Bowen.

921. Harry D Anderson Sr (Elizabeth Billiter , Jeremiah Marvin , John , Joseph , Edward B , Edward , Edward , Joseph ) was born on 6 Sep 1911. He died on 20 Sep 1999 in Canton, Ohio. He was buried in Sunset Hills Mem Gardens, Canton, Ohio.

Harry married Modjeska.

They had the following children.

  1562 F i Sondra Anderson.
        Sondra married Fockler.
  1563 M ii Noel Anderson.
        Noel married Dorothy.
  1564 F iii Clara Jan Anderson.
        Clara married Phillip Hand.
  1565 M iv Gary Anderson.
        Gary married Gerry.
  1566 M v Harry D Anderson Jr.
  1567 F vi Cheryl Anderson.
        Cheryl married Carl Bruno.

928. Alice Quintella Fritz (Loretta Dale Billiter , Jeremiah Marvin , John , Joseph , Edward B , Edward , Edward , Joseph ) was born on 26 Oct 1918 in Paden City, Wetzel Co, West Virginia. She died in May 1993.

Alice married Lehmiller.

They had the following children.

  1568 F i Norma Jean "Jeannie" Lehmiller.
        Jeannie married Burnette.
  1569 F ii Loretta "Cookie" Lehmiller.
        Cookie married Saunier.
  1570 F iii Jacqulyn "Jackie" Lehmiller.
        Jackie married Lippert.
+ 1571 M iv Jerry Lehmiller.

932. Betty June Billiter (Earl M , Jeremiah Marvin , John , Joseph , Edward B , Edward , Edward , Joseph ) was born on 23 Jul 1921 in Cumberland, Maryland. She died on 18 Jun 2001 in Burbank, California.

Betty married Raymond Leuckert about 1940 in Ohio.

They had the following children.

  1572 F i Deanna Leah Leuckert.
+ 1573 F ii Betty Gene "Genie" Leuckert was born on 1 Nov 1941. She died on 16 Sep 2002.

Betty also married Robert Theisen about 1960 in California.

936. Jerry Marvin Billiter (Leon Loring , Jeremiah Marvin , John , Joseph , Edward B , Edward , Edward , Joseph ).

Jerry married Patricia Ann Yoho.

They had the following children.

+ 1574 M i Jerry Stephen Billiter.
+ 1575 M ii David Loring Billiter was born on 13 Jun 1954. He died on 21 Nov 2003.
  1576 M iii Joseph Mark Billiter.

Jerry also married Doretta Blatt.

937. John Robert Billiter (Noah , Jeremiah Marvin , John , Joseph , Edward B , Edward , Edward , Joseph ).

John married Darlene Marteney.

They had the following children.

+ 1577 M i Birch A Billiter.

John also married Barbara Alexander.

They had the following children.

  1578 M ii John Robert Billiter Jr.
+ 1579 F iii Susan "Susie" Billiter.

938. James L Garner Jr (Leoda Billiter , Peter , John , Joseph , Edward B , Edward , Edward , Joseph ) was born on 18 Oct 1923 in Franklin Co, Ohio. He died on 23 Aug 1985 in Columbus, Franklin Co, Ohio. He was buried on 26 Aug 1985 in Sunset Cem, Galloway, Franklin Co, Ohio.

SSN: 297-20-7758

The Columbus Dispatch carried James' obituary on Sunday, 25 August 1985.
The family group is from the obituary.

James married Emma.

They had the following children.

  1580 M i Thomas Garner.
        Thomas married Elizabeth.
  1581 M ii James Garner.
  1582 F iii Susan "Sue" Garner.
        Sue married Don Damron.
  1583 F iv Connie Garner.
        Connie married Barry Phillips.
  1584 F v Barbara Garner.
        Barbara married John Long.

939. Mary Pauline "Polly" Billiter (James Russell , Peter , John , Joseph , Edward B , Edward , Edward , Joseph ) was born on 6 Aug 1912 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio. She died on 7 Dec 1981 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio. She was buried in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio.

Buried Greenlawn cemetery.

According to her son, Deke (William), there was a Billiter woman, a Civil War widow, who
crossed the mountains from Virginia in the 1860's or 70's and drove down the
dirt streets of Columbus with about eight children.  They came in a Conestoga
wagon and settled in or around Columbus.  Deke said Pauline told him this story.

Polly married William Radcliff.

They had the following children.

+ 1585 M i William "Deke" Brandenberger.

Polly also married Marion Carl Brandenberger "Doc", son of Carl Brandenberger and Anna. Doc was born on 26 Sep 1918 in Columbus, Ohio. He died on 22 Jan 2012 in Columbus, Ohio.

WWII veteran.  Army Corps of Engineers on Burma Road.
All state in football, all-city in basketball, state champion in wrestling for West High School in Columbus.

940. James Russell Billiter Jr (James Russell , Peter , John , Joseph , Edward B , Edward , Edward , Joseph ) was born on 28 Aug 1913 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio. He died on 1 Sep 1965 in Dayton, Montgomery Co, Ohio from Cancer (Dayton Vetrans' Hospital). He was buried on 4 Sep 1965 in St Joseph's Cem, Lockbourne, Franklin Co, Ohio.

Buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery, south of Columbus on Rt. 23 near Shadeville, OH.  Jim was a deathbed convert to Catholicism, at the instigation of his wife,  so that he could be buried in a Catholic cemetery.  Cause of death: colorectal cancer.  His wife, Virginia Reeb Billiter Butler, was later buried next to Jim's grave in 1993.   

James Russell Billiter Jr (Jim) fought in the Pacific theater in WWII in Ohio's 37th Army Division.  He was thereafter a highly-regarded employee at the Franklin Co, OH courts until his early death in 1965 from cancer.  (Courtesy JHB)

Jim was drafted into the 37th Division and reported for duty at Fort Hayes (Columbus), Ohio on 21 January 1941.  He was honorably discharged as a SSGT from Hq Co, 443rd Chemical Mortar Bn, Camp Hood, Texas on 24 September 1945. Service number: 35 000 907.

Anecdote by Jim's son, James Harold Billiter follows:
"I recall little about Dad's few mentions of his war experiences in World War II, since he rarely discussed them, and also because I was fairly young at the time (a 'war baby', as one Catholic priest later ridiculed me during private monolog).
"Dad was in the 37th Ohio (Buckeye) Infantry Division during WWII, and he was promoted to a middle ranking non-commissioned officer in the Pacific theater.  Dad once mentioned 'Hellazapopin Ridge' or perhaps "Hill' to me.
"My mother, Virginia Reeb, told me in the 1950's that Dad, shortly after he returned from fighting the Japanese, would sometimes jump from their bed in the middle of the night and try to hide (protect?) himself under it when the noise from an overflying airplane would awaken him."

Jim was assigned to the 37th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, Mechanized, 37 Infantry Division in WWII --
[See FM 2-20 and TO&E 2-27.]  The troop's ops and org records for WWII are in box 536 of US Army: Unit
Records 1917-1950 at the Eisenhower Library, Abilene, Kansas.

Harry Yeide's "Steeds of Steel" (Zenith Press, 2008) cites three works pertaining directly to the troop:
1) "History, 37th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop"
2) SGT Dick Small's "The Invincible 37th Recon" (Self published, undated)
3) "Journal, 37th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop"

Extract from War Department General Order no. 77, 1944 for award of Distinguished (Presidential) Unit Citation to the 37th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop:

"VII__BATTLE HONORS.--1. As authorized by Executive Order No. 9396 (sec. I, Bull. 22, WD, 1943), superseding Executive Order No. 9075 (sec. III, Bull. 11, WD, 1942), citation of the following unit in General-Orders, No. 187, Headquarters 37th Infantry Division, 14 August 1944, as approved by the Commanding General, United States Army forces in the Far East, is confirmed under the provisions of section IV, Circular No. 333, War Department, 1943, in the name of the President of the United States as public evidence of deserved honor and distinction. The citation reads as follows:

"The 37th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, Mechanized, is cited for outstanding performance of duty in action against the enemy at Bougainville, Solomon Islands, during the period 16 November 1943 to 6 April 1944. Originally trained and equipped to perform motorized missions, this unit vigorously adapted itself to the exigencies of jungle warfare. It undertook many long-distance reconnaissance patrols deep into enemy territory, skillfully reconnoitered and accurately mapped more than 270 miles of trails, and gathered intelligence data which contributed materially to subsequent combat operations. The 37th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop spent more than 60 days and nights in enemy country. One patrol trekked 68 miles over mountainous jungle terrain. Contacts with the enemy were numerous, but the 37th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop exhibited high combat efficiency by uniformly inflicting severe losses on the enemy while sustaining only minimal casualties. The 37th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop displayed its versatility during the attacks of the Japanese on the American perimeter in March 1944, when it functioned as an Infantry company. Its assignments were many: Two platoons executed a counterattack over a steep 50-foot slope, and defended the regained positions against bitter enemy attacks; one platoon efficiently manned front-line positions; and the armored vehicle section evacuated wounded and maintained supplies over a route exposed to constant enemy fire. Despite a casualty rate of 51 percent during this perimeter defense action, the 37th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop successfully completed every mission. The service of this unit has been a brilliant example of collective resourcefulness, energy, capacity, and fidelity to duty."
Courtesy JHB.

Jim married Elizabeth Storey.

Jim also married Virginia Louise Reeb, daughter of Aloysius Joseph Reeb "Ollie" and Selma Anna Zieschang, on 19 Apr 1941 in Gulfport, Harrison Co, Mississippi. Virginia was born on 28 Feb 1918 in Columbus, Franklin Co, Ohio. She died on 1 Mar 1993 in Reynoldsburg, Franklin Co, Ohio. She was buried on 4 Mar 1993 in St Joseph's Cem, Lockbourne, Franklin Co, Ohio.

Buried in the St Pius section of St. Joseph's cemetery on Rt. 23 south of
Columbus.  James Russell Billiter, Jr's grave is adjacent.

1920 cenusus  Columbus, Franklin, Ohio age 1 10/12

They had the following children.

+ 1586 M i James Harold "Jim" Billiter.
+ 1587 M ii Ralph Paul Billiter.

941. Robert Charles Billiter (James Russell , Peter , John , Joseph , Edward B , Edward , Edward , Joseph ) was born on 22 Nov 1920 in Columbus, Franklin Co, Ohio. He died on 6 Dec 2007 in Whitehall, Franklin Co, Ohio. He was buried on 10 Dec 2007 in Franklin Hills Memory Gardens, Lithopolis, Ohio.

"Uncle Bob Billiter was a SeaBee (Naval Combat Engineer Brigade) in WWII in the Pacific Theater.  Bob mentioned that his CB unit constructed an airfield from a coral base on Tinian Island very quickly, and many days before it was needed: a major CB addition to the war effort."  Recollection is courtesy James Harold Billiter from about 1999, Bob's nephew, son of Bob's brother Jim Billiter.

Bob's grave is located near the traffic circle, a few yards SE of the large cross.   

There was a fine military honor guard at Bob's burial, including a rifle salute by the local VFW and a small contingent of active Navy personnel from Rickenbocker. Their chaplain said a few words in Bob's memory.  Bob served in the Enola Gay Security Force on Tinian Island, and he was awarded a bronze star.

Robert married Maxine McColley on 6 Sep 1946. Maxine was born on 30 Apr 1927 in Canal Winchester, Franklin, Ohio. She died on 1 Sep 2015 in Columbus, Ohio.

They had the following children.

+ 1588 M i Robert Jerry Billiter.
+ 1589 F ii Susan Elaine Billiter.
+ 1590 F iii Carol Anne Billiter was born on 9 Sep 1954. She died on 18 Feb 2012.
+ 1591 M iv Ronald Charles Billiter.
+ 1592 F v Nancy Lynne Billiter.

943. Dextrel K Billiter (Charles Orion , George Washington , John , Joseph , Edward B , Edward , Edward , Joseph ) was born on 18 May 1911 in Lincoln Dist, Paden City, Tyler Co, West Virginia. He died on 5 Nov 1999 in Wheeling Hosp, Wheeling, Ohio Co, West Virginia from Respiratory failure. He was buried in Paden City Mem Gardens, Wetzel Co, West Virginia.

Dextrel married Betty E Pyles, daughter of Homer Pyles and Maud Chestney, on 4 Jul 1933 in Middlebourne, Tyler Co, West Virginia. Betty was born on 4 Mar 1916. She died on 26 Nov 1994 in New Martinsville, Wetzel Co, West Virginia. She was buried in Paden Mem Cem, Wetzel Co, West Virginia.

They had the following children.

  1593 F i Joreen Betty Billiter.
        Joreen married Henry Louis Croasmun.

944. Charles Commodore Billiter (Charles Orion , George Washington , John , Joseph , Edward B , Edward , Edward , Joseph ) was born on 18 Oct 1920 in Paden City, Wetzel Co, West Virginia. He died on 27 Oct 1974 in Wheeling, Ohio Co, West Virginia from Sepsis.

Charles married Lenora Pearl Frankhauser, daughter of Dail Frankhauser and Hazel Lorain Moore. Lenora was born on 30 Apr 1922 in Barnesville, Ohio. She died on 11 May 2014 in Paden City, West Virginia. She was buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville, West Virginia.

They had the following children.

  1594 M i Charles Richard "Dickie" Billiter.
+ 1595 F ii Marilyn Kay Billiter.

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