Rev. David Frederick Bittle

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David Frederick Bittle

Birthplace: Myersville, Frederick County, Maryland, United States
Death: September 25, 1876 (64)
Roanoke, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Bittle and Mary Bittle
Husband of Louise Catherine Bittle
Father of Thomas Chambers Bittle

Managed by: Tamás Flinn Caldwell-Gilbert
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About Rev. David Frederick Bittle

The son of Thomas Bittle and Mary Baer and husband of Louisa C. Krauth, David Frederick Bittle and fellow Pennsylvania College at Gettysburg graduate, Christopher C. Baughman, started a school in Augusta County, Virginia in 1842. In 1845 the school was incorporated as Virginia Collegiate Institute. In 1847 the school moved to Salem, Roanoke County, Virginia, and in 1853 the name of the institute was changed to Roanoke College. Rev. David F. Bittle was the first president of Roanoke College. He was president for twenty-three years.

Bittle and Baughmann were United Synod Lutheran pastors who started Roanoke College as a Lutheran boy's preparatory school.

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Rev. David Frederick Bittle's Timeline

November 19, 1811
Myersville, Frederick County, Maryland, United States
April 10, 1841
Roanoke, Virginia, United States
September 25, 1876
Age 64
Roanoke, Virginia, United States