John Henry Bitter
- Born: 3 Aug 1834, Herford, Kreis Herford, Nordrhein-Wesfalen, Germany
- Marriage: Anna Maria Menke on 1 Apr 1855 in Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois
- Died: 19 Jul 1891, Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois at age 56
Johann Bitter learned stonemasonry in Quincy and was for years a member of the contractor firm, F.W. Menke and Co.
From the Book Quincy and Adams Co.: John Henry Bitter, born August 3, 1834, in Laar, Westphalia, came to Quincy in 1852, where he located and learned the trade of stone cutter, and later for many years was a member of the F. W. Menke Stone and Lime Company, contractors and builders. In 1855 he married Anna Menke, who came to Quincy with her parents in 1852. John H. Bitter died in 1891, and his wife departed this life in 1917.
John married Anna Maria Menke, daughter of Hermann Heinrich Menke and Hannah Friederike Recksick, on 1 Apr 1855 in Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois. (Anna Maria Menke was born on 9 Feb 1834 in Elverdissen, Herford, Detmold, Nordrhein-Westphalia and died in 1917 in Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois.)