Elisie Bittel moved to the St. Peter area with her husband, Wilbur in 1956. She married Wilbur Bittel on january 7, 1956 in Park, Kansas. They had three children: Kevin, Toni Hotzel and Lance (deceased). Elsie and Wilbur were married over 37 years. Wilbur died on February 10, 1993. Wilbur was descendant of Anton and Katherine (Dreiling) Bittel (parents).