May 14, 1892.
June 13, 1986, Sulphur Springs, Ohio.
Union Cemetery, Sulphur Springs, Ohio.
Talmage was the son of John William Bittikofer and Sarah Anna Walther, and husband of Edythe Evelyn Carlson.
He attended the conservatory at Heidelberg University, Tiffin, Ohio, and as of 1930, was on the Music Department faculty at the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois.