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Below is a family biography included in The History of Miami County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1880.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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MICHAEL HITTLE, farmer; P. O. Covington, born in Darke Co., Ohio, May 30, 1842, is the son of Adam and Catharine (Fockler) Hittle, who were born and raised in Miami Co.; the grandfather, Nicholas Hittle, was probably born in Germany, and came to this country in an early day; the grandmother, Eve Anna (Boyer) Hittle, was probably born in Pennsylvania. Adam and Catharine were parents of two children, viz., Michael and Eve; Eve was born Nov. 25, 1843; she was married Nov. 27, 1866, to George Nill, by whom she had five children; all are living, viz., Catharine, born Feb. 12, 1868; Mary, born March 13, 1870; Michael, born May 20, 1871; Christiana, Jan. 6, 1873; Margaret, Nov. 11, 1874. She lost her husband by death, June 1, 1874, since which she has remained with her mother and brother Michael. Adam, the father, died about four years ago. Mr. Hittle, the subject of our sketch, has always followed farming; he has never married, but seems to enjoy single blessedness. He lives at home with his mother and sister, and takes charge of the farm; nearly his whole life, some thirty-eight years, has been spent in Miami Co., which should give him a right and title among the old settlers of this county.

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This family biography is one of 964 biographies included in The History of Miami County, Ohio published in 1880 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Miami County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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