March 28, 1852, Lancaster, Ohio.

February 4, 1926, White Cross Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

Otterbein Cemetery, Westerville, Ohio.


Bitler graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University around 1870. He became a well known evangelist, living at locations in Ohio, Indiana, Illlinois, Missouri, and Nebraska. He served as pastor at various churches, including the Wesley Chapel (later the Central Methodist Episcopal Church), Columbus, Ohio. At the time of death, he was pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church in Hamden, Ohio.

  1. Bugle Call, The
  2. Come, Ye Disconsolate, Come Ye That Mourn
  3. Savior, to Thee I Pray