Michael Zittle, Jr

Michael Zittle, Jr

Birth
Washington County, Maryland, USA
Death 5 Jul 1877 (aged 78)
Boonsboro, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Burial Boonsboro, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Plot Section A, lot 65, plot 5
Memorial ID 73494906 · View Source
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Faith healer, known as the Wizard of South Mountain. Michael Zittle, junior, published a book of charms and cures: The Friend in Need or Sympathetic Knowledge (Boonsboro, Maryland: Josiah Knodle, 1845).

Michael Zittle, junior, was the first child of Mary Magdalena (née Hiestand) and Michael Zittle, senior, to be born in Maryland, possibly in the vicinity of Boonsboro, Washington County.

Michael Zittle, junior, and Catherine Koogle were married on 21 June 1825 in Frederick County, Maryland. Two daughters survived to adulthood: Anna Maria Zittle Miller (1825 - 1887), and Emeline Zittle Summers (1838 - 1919).

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1850 U.S. Census, District 1, Washington Co., Maryland; dwelling 1292, family 1350, lines 12-16, and dwelling 1294, family 1352, lines 24-29, p. 209B (printed), 13 Aug 1850.
12. Michl. Zittle, 48, laborer, Maryland.
13. Cath. -----, "4", Maryland.
14. Ann M. -----, 22, Maryland.
15. Susan R. -----, 7/12, Maryland.
16. Emeline -----, 12, Maryland.
[...]
24. Peter Zittle, 40, carpenter, Maryland.
25. Cath. -----, 33, Maryland.
26. Jas. -----, 13, Maryland.
27. Otho J. -----, 5, Maryland.
28. Edward "F." -----, 2, Maryland.
29. Janett C. -----, 7/12, Maryland.
Michael Zittle owned real estate worth $450. Peter Zittle owned real estate worth $400.

1860 U.S. Census, Boonsboro Dist., Washington Co., Maryland; dwelling 1287, family 1397, line 34-37, p. 179 (written), 30 Jul 1860.
34. Michael "Gittle," 60, shingle maker, Maryland.
35. Catharine -----, 60, Maryland.
36. Maria -----, 32, Maryland.
37. Ann R. -----, 11, Maryland.
Michael Zittle owned land worth $200, and personal property worth $50.

1870 U.S. Census, District 6, Washington Co., Maryland; dwelling 137, family 142, lines 5-7, and dwelling 141, family 146, lines 21-22, p. 229B (printed), p. 18 (written), 18 Jun 1870. (P.O.: Boonsboro.)
5. Zittle, Peter, 60, farmer, Maryland.
6. ----- Catherine, 53, keeping house, Maryland.
7. ----- Edward T., 22, at home, Maryland
[...]
21. Zittle, Michael, 71, day laborer, Maryland.
22. ----- Catherine, 71, keeping house, Maryland.
Peter Zittle had real estate worth $1,000 and personal property worth $200. Michael Zittle had real estate worth $200. The two brothers' siblings Daniel Zittle and Elizabeth Zittle Hutzel on preceding page.

Harry Warner, "Tales Of Early Residents With Strange Powers," Daily Mail, Hagerstown, Maryland, 26 Feb 1974, p. 5. Note: While the article indicates no copy of Michael Zittle's book could be found, the only known copy is in the Western Maryland Reading Room of the Washington County Free Library.

The 12 Jul 1877 date of death, minus the age of death—as inscribed on Summers obelisk—yields 5 Oct 1798 as the date of birth.

Alternatively, Elizabeth Jayne Blair and Leona Miller Hart, The Descendants of Michael Zittle, Sr. (Anchorage, Alaska: n.p., 1995), pp. 32-33, report 5 Jul 1877 as the date of death and 5 Oct 1798 as the date of birth, and references as their source a typescript: Records of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Boonsboro, Maryland, John M. Bast, trans.

Reviewed 8 Apr 2019.


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MICHAEL
ZITTLE
Died
July 12, 1877
Aged 78 yrs., 9 Mos
& 7 Dys


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  • Originally Created by: A Bowman
  • Added: 17 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73494906
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michael Zittle, Jr (5 Oct 1798–5 Jul 1877), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73494906, citing Boonsboro Cemetery, Boonsboro, Washington County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by blueheron14 (contributor 46883128) .