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A BIOGEAPHICAL HISTOEY 



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Bi;iN<3 ii HISTORY OF 

THEIR MOVEMENTS IN EUROPE DURING 
THE REFORMATION 



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THEIR EARLY SETTLEMENT IN AMERICA ; 



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MUCH OTHER UNPUBLISHED HISTORICAL 

INFORMATION BELONGING 

TO THE FAMILY. 



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BERLIN, ONT, CANADA: 
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PREFACE. 



'f||j \h.E publisher, in presenting this "History of the Eby Family" 



to the numerous descendants of our old ancestors Theodorus 
Eby, Peter Eby and Nicholas Eby, has endeavored to merit the ap- 
proval of all, by presenting a work that will be found interesting to all 
branches of the Eby Family. 

It will be found to contain more information in regard to their perse- 
cution in Europe, their emigration to America, etc., than any other publi- 
cation heretofore placed in the hands of the reader. 

Among the contents will be found a short biographical history of the 
more prominent members of the family. 

A work of this kind necessarily involves a great amount of expense 
and labor, and the publisher has spared neither, but has made every effort 
to make it as interesting and as perfect as could possibly be done at so 
late a date. 

Thanking those who have so kindly given me information and their 
support in this work, I remain Respectfully Yours, 

EZRA E. EBY. 
Berlin, Ont., Sept. 14, 1889. 



The Eby Family. 



T|N this brief work, "History of the Eby Family," no attempt is 
MX made to give a detailed history of the whole Family, but a mere out- 
line is given of their origin, their primitive faith, their emigration 
from Italy to Switzerland, thence to the "Palatinate" or Pfaltz, thence to 
Pennsylvania, United States, and later on their forming settlements in 
different parts of other States and the Dominion of Canada. 

The Ebys belong to the Celts, an ancient race of people of Asiatic 
origin, who formerly inhabited southern, central and western Europe. 
During the early ages they lived in the northern part of Italy, where they 
were brought from heathendom to the worshipping of the true and living ■ 
God through the labors of the Vaudois (Waldenses), with whom they 
came in contact at a very early date. They soon became strict adherents 
of the Vaudois faith. While the Church of Rome was gaining power an,d 
extending her influence over western and northern Europe, these Vaudois, 
in their mountainous homes, were for some time left unmolested. From 
the eighth to the eleventh centuries these primitive worshipping and God- 
fearing people (Vaudois) became very numerous, and were becoming 
quite a power to resist the influence of the Church of Rome. In order 
to gain full sway over civilized Europe, the Church of Rome adopted 
means whereby these Vaudois were to be either subdued or expelled from 
their homes. But these people (Vaudois) were not so easily subdued or 
brought under the sway of Rome. The ministry, known as the Inquisi- 
tors, were first sent out to bring these people over from their faith to that 
of the Roman Catholic. This was as early as 1308. The Vaudois would 
not yield to the Inquisitors, and the result was, that in 1453 the whole 
Valley of Luzerna and all the country of North Italy and Savoy were laid 
under an interdict. Between the years 1400 and 1500 the Vaudois were 
most bitterly persecuted by their enemies, for not renouncing their primi- 
tive faith. History tells us that in 1487 Innocent XIII. fulminated 
against these Vaudois a Bill of Extermination. In 1560 the persecutions 
became so fierce, that quite a number fled from their homes and went to 
the northern parts of Switzerland, where they led a wandering life for some 
time. They finally settled in Cantons Bern, Luzerne, Zurich and Schwyz. 
Among those Vaudois who thus settled in these Cantons we find the name 



4 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

Eby, then spelled Ebee. Here they led a God-fearing life, and were rigid 
in the keeping of their primitive faith and forms of worship. 

During the Reformation they were subjected to the same persecu- 
tions as other Protestants, in. northern Europe; After the founding of the 
Mennonite Church in A. D. 1537 by one of the early Reformers named 
Menno Simon, a native of Holland, these Swiss Vaudois, or Swiss Pro- 
testants, as they were then called, united with the Menno Simon party, 
now known as Mennonites. Among the parties who thus joined the 
Mennonites we find the names, of Herr, Graaf, Mylin, Shank, Witmer, 
Landis, Eby and others. Some of these names are of Teutonic origin, 
which proves that the Vaudois had accessions from that source after their 
arrival in Switzerland- 

As early as 1683 we find in some old records that Jacob Eby was 
ordained a Bishop of the Mennonite Church in Canton Zurich. The 
State party again getting the ruling power into their hands, laid the Men- 
nonites open to persecution,; and not wishing to resist the authority of 
State, a number of these Mennonites left Switzerland and went to the 
"Palatinate" or Pfaltz, an old German division, now discarded on maps. 
The chief towns in which they settled were Manheim, Zweibruecken and 
Heidelberg. Here they resided for but a few years, when they were 
again troubled by their enemies for not conforming to the laws and church 
of the State. The laws of the State were not so much violated by these 
parties, only they would not take up arms, nor would they speak in favor 
of war, but took a decided stand against all manner of war, hence their ,. 
frequent abuses by the State parties. 

When William Penn, by his agents, offered free homes to persons of 
all religious denominations, quite a number of the Mennonites from Switz- 
erland, Pfaltz and Holland, moved to America and settled in Pennsylvania. 
They had this assurance, that if once in Pennsylvania they could worship* 
God according to the teachings of the Bible and the dictates of their own 
consciences, which they considered more than a recompense compared 
with their losses and privations in forsaking their native land. 

Among the numerous parties thus coming to America were our 
Ancestors Theodorus Eby (son of Bishop Jacob Eby, ordained in 
1683*), who came in 1715, Peter Eby, nephew of Theodorus, who came 
in 1720, and Nicholas Eby, a descendant of the same family, who came 
more than a century thereafter. 

We shall take up, first, the descendants of Theodorus, second, those 
of Peter and third, those of Nicholas. 

*From Bishop Benjamin Eby's Records. 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



TH^ODORUS EBY 1 

JOsTID HIS ZDZESOIEIISro^ISrTS. 



Theodorus Eby 1 , son of Bishop Jacob Eby, was born in Canton, 
Zurich, Switzerland, on the 25th April, 1663.* He, being a strict 
Mennonite in faith, left his native country about the year 1704 on account 
of the religious persecutions. From 1704 till 17 15 he resided in the 
"Palatinate" or Pfaltz, Germany. Finding persecutions here equally severe 
as in the country just left, he, in company with other co-religionists, left 
for Philadelphia in the Spring of 1715. Some time in August of the same 
year he settled on what is now called Mill Creek, at a place now known as 
Roland's Mill, situated south of New Holland and near the line of Earl 
and Leacock Townships, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.! Here he 
resided until his death and enjoyed' the privileges and freedom of religion 
for which he had to suffer persecutions and trials in Europe. Some time 
during September, 1737, he died. His end was peace.* 

Theodorus' family consisted of five sons and one daughter. Their 
names were Peter 2 , Hannes 2 , Jacob 2 , Christian 2 and David 2 , and the 
daughter's name was Elizabeth 2 ; she was married to a man named Hannes 
Baehr.* These sons were all skilled in the various mechanical arts, so 
that with their assistance the old ancestor Theodorus built a mill and 
erected such other buildings as were needed, without employing persons 
outside of the family, except for the purpose of burning charcoal to supply 
the smith forge, which process they themselves did not sufficiently under- 
stand.! 

1. Peter Eby 2 , the eldest son, left four sons, Peter 3 , John 3 , Jacob3 
and Christian 3 (see pages 100-113 and 130-131). 

2. Hannes Eby 2 left four daughters. No information received in 
regard to their descendants.* 

3. Jacob Eby 2 left two sons, Peter 3 and Christians (see pages 1 13-130. 

4. Christian Eby 2 had a family of ten children (see pages 6, 57, 60, 
83 and 99). 

5. David Eby 2 , the youngest son of Theodorus Eby 1 , had a family of 
five children (see pages 49-56.) 

For Peter Eby 2 , nephew of Teeodorus Eby 1 (see pages 132-134) and 
for Nicholas Ebys (see pages 134-136.) 

tFrom Simon P. Eby's Notes. 

*From Bishop Benjamin Eby's Records 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



Christian Eby 2 and his Descendants. 

The fourth son of of Theodorus Eby 1 , named Christian Eby=, was 
born in Switzerland, February 12, 1698. He was married to Elizabeth 
Mayer, a member of one of the families that immigrated with Theodoras 1 , 
Christian 2 and his wife settled on Hammer Creek, in Elizabeth Town- 
ship, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, about three miles north of Lititz. 
Here he died about the 15th day of September, 1756, and his wife died 
on the 1 2th day of December, 1787. They had a family of ten children. 
Their names, together with dates of birth, death, etc., are as follows: 



Children. 
CHRISTIAN3. 

JOHN3 

BARBARA3 . . 
PETER3 .... 

ANNA3 

ANDREW3. .. 
GEORGE.,.. . 
ELIZABETH, 
SAMUEL3. .. 
MICHAEL3 . . 



' Born. 
February 22, 1734. 
September 28, 1737 
December 14, 1740 
November 11, 1742 
January 4, 1745. . . 
January II, 1747- • 
December 11, 1748 
August 12, 175 1 . . 
December 20, 1752 
December 29, 1755 



Died. 
September 14, 1807. 

, 1794 ■ •• 

May 27, 1816 

November 24, 1819. 
January 30, 1826. . . 
August 15, 1830. 

June 10, 1800 

January 21, 1835. . . 
March 28, 1824. 
Unknown. 



To Whom Married. 
Catherine Bricker. 
Rebecca Hershey. 
Jacob Hershey. 

Christian Stauffer. 

Barbare Sensenig. 
Jacob Hershey. 



Christian Eby 3 and his Descendants. 

The oldest son Christian Eby3, who married Catherine Bricker, 
retained the old homestead on Hammer Creek. He greatly improved the 
dwelling house erected by his father in 1754. The dressed sandstone 
in front wall bears date 1754 and names of Christian Eby and his wife 
Elizabeth. fThe house and barn on the old homestead were in their 
time considered stately buildings. The house had originally a large 
•chimney in the centre with fire place in nearly every room on first and 
second story; it had an arched cellar underneath, walnut and oaken pan- 
neled partitions, with some of the window sashes hung on cords with lead 
weights. The barn was built 99 feet long (only that long so as not to offend 
a neighbor who shortly before had built a barn of the boasted length of 100 
feet). The walls of both, particularly so of the house, are good and solid to 
this day. Christians was a large, well proportioned and athletic man, 
retaining unusual health and vigor of both body and mind up to the time 
of his death. He was an Elder in the Mennonite Church and wore a long 
.beard, which in his later years had turned white. Regular stated Mennonite 
meetings were held at his house, until a building for that purpose was 
erected in his neighborhood. He lived during the Revolutionary War and 
foraging parties took off some of his horses and cattle, carrying with them 
large quantities of flour and grain from his mill. On one occasion his wife's 
pewter dishes and spoons and an oven full of newly baked bread and pies 
tFrom Simon P. Eby's Notes. 



HISTORY OP THE EBY FAMILY. 



shared the same fate. During the winter in which the American Army 

was encamped at Valley Forge a number of disabled soldiers were quartered 

in the old Lutheran Church near Brickerville, and were supplied weekly 

with milk and other necessaries of life from his and neighboring farms. 

As already stated, he died on the :14th day of September in the year 

1807, and lies buried in the family grave yard on top of the hill opposite 

the buildings of the said place. His wife Catherine, who is said to have 

been an amiable and greatly esteemed person, survived him several years. 

They had a family of twelve children, as follows: 

Born. 
March 13, 1762.. . . 
October 16, 1763. . . 
October 14, 1765... 
October 23, 1767. . . 
October 27, 1769. . . 
October 30, 177*. . 

April 27, 1774 

September 9, 1777. 
September 30, 1779. 
November 4, 178 1 . . 

May 2, 1785 



Children, 
ELIZABETH4 . 
CHRISTIAN4 .. 

PETER4 

JOHN4 

ANDREW4. ... 
CATHERINE4 
BARBARA*. . 

ANNA4 

GEORGE4 

MARIA4 



BENJAMIN4. 
MARIA4.. . 



October 12, 1787. 



Died, 
August 19, 1832. 
August 27, 1824.. 
April 6, 1843 

May 25, 1845 

May 12, 1809. . .. 
March 4, 1856. . . 
March 13, 1843.. 
April 25, 1829. . . 
March 13, 1793. 
April 9, 1783. 

June 28, 1853 

April 16, 1864. . . 



To Whom Married! 
Joseph Bucher. 
Veronica Hershey. 
Margarette Hess. 
Mary Witwer. 
Elizabeth Stauffer. 
Abram Burkhnlder. 
Joseph Schneider. 
Jacob Wissler. 



j Mary Brubacher. 
/ Magdalena Erb. 
Jacob Brubacher. 



Elizabeth Eby 4 and her Descendants. 



Elizabeth Eby4, the eldest of the above family, was married to 
Joseph Bucher. They resided one and one-half miles north of Lititz, 
Lancaster County, where they possessed a farm of 400 acres. They both 
lie buried in Bomberger's Burial Ground, which is near said farm. After 
their decease the large farm was purchased by their son Jonas, who dis- 
posed two parts of it to his two brothers-in-law, Joseph Brubacher and 
Daniel Brubacher. The part of the farm retained by Jonas Bucher is 
now owned by his son Joseph, who has rented it to his son Jacob. 

The family of Elizabeth Eby4 and her husband Joseph Bucher, eight 
children in all, is as follows: 

1. Anna BUCHER5, married to Abraham Hostetter, had a family of two children, 
namely, Abraham* and David*. 

2. Jonas Bucher*, married to Susan Wittwer, had a family of eight children, viz., 
Elizabeth* married to Jacob Kreider, after his death to Christian Eby. Mary6 married 
to Jacob Erb. Fannie* married to Henry Zug. Annie*, married to Henry Reist- Leah*, 
married to Seth Eby. Joseph*, married to Annie Shenk, after her decease to Catherine 
Risser. Catherine*, married to Christian Hernly, and fonas W.6, married to Susan 
Bollinger. 

3. Elizabeth Buchers, married to Daniel Brubacher, had a family of four children, 
namely, Susan6 married to Samuel Gsell. Elizabeth* maried to Peter Reist. John* 
married to Molly Bomberger, and Fannie6, married to Augustus Sturgis. 

4. Mary BUCHER5, married to Joseph Brubacher had a family often children as 
follows: namely, Catherine* married to John Bomberger, Joseph* married to Susan Rudy, 



8 



history 1 of the eby family. 



Barbara6 married to Christian B. Snyder, Mary6 married to Christian E. Bombergerv 
David6 (Deacon in the Mennonite Church) married to Lizzie Hess, Annao married to 
Jacob Sherk, Elizabeth* married to Levi Weaver, Levi B.* married to Elizabeth 
Schaeffer, Jonas* married to Leah Keller and John6 married to Weidler. 

5. Susan Buchers, married to Henry Becker, had a family of nine children, 
namely, John6, Elias*, Henry6, Levi*, Israel*, Nancy6, Catherines, Sarah6 and Eliza6. 
Not reported to the writer to whom they were married. 

6. Barbara Buchers, married to Christian Weis, had a family of five children 
namely, Andrew^, Henry6, Samuel*, Christian* and Eliza*. 

7. Veronica Buchers, married to George Huber, had a family of three children 
namely, John*, Christian* and Matilda* who was married to John N. Eby6. 

. 8. Catherine Buchers, married to Samuel Lehman, had a family of ten children 
namely, Henry*, Catherine* married to Samuel Longenecker, Sarah6 married to David 
Beck, Maria*, Sem6, Fannie* married to Henry C. Gingerich, Elizabeth*, Samuel*, 
Jonas* and Susan6. The last four died in infancy. 

Christian B. Eby* and his Descendants. 

Christian B. Eby4, the second child of Christian Eby3, was married 
to Veronica Hershey, daughter of Christian and Anna Hershey, on the 
2nd day of December, 1788. She was born November 19, 1766 and died 
February 4, 1826. They received the old homestead on Hammar Creek, 
where they lived and died, and both lie buried in the family grave yard, 
near their forefathers. They had a family of nine children, as follows: 



Children, 
CATHERINES... 

ANNA5 

ELIZABETH5 ■■ • 

MARIA5 

BENJAMIN5 
CHRISTIANS.... 

BARBARAS 

SUSANs 

SEM5 



Born, 
December 17, 1879... 

January 6, 1791 

February 21, 1793... 

February 1, 1795 

October 5, 1797 

January 1, 1800 

October 4, 1802 j 

March 4, 1805 April 27, 

May 4, 1808 j May 7. 1 



Died, 

April 17, 1866 

May s, 1867 

November 19, 1863. 
August 15, 1880.... 

April 16, 1866 

Jnue 22, 1855 



To Whom Married, 
Never married. 
Samuel Nissley. 
David Gingerich. 
Peter Eby. 
Veronica Wittwer. 
Eliz. Kreider (Wittwer). 
Abraham Reist. 
Henry Stauffer. 
Anna Frantz. 



The following is a list of the descendants of the second and third 
generations of Christian B. and Veronica Eby. 
I. — The Family of Anna Ebys and Her Husband Samuel Nissley. 

(Samuel Nissley was born June 24, 1792 ; died September 8, 1868.) 

Children, Born, Died, To Whom Married. Grandchildren, 

( Anna H., David H., Henry H., 
■< Samuel H., Catherine H., Lo- 
( vina H., Harriet H., John H. 
/Jonas N., Samuel N., Christian 

In., • - . . -- 



HENRY E.6 Dec. 17, 1814. Sep. 28, 1S52 Anna Hostetter 

FANNIE E.6 June 10, 1816 Nov, 7, 1880 Samuel Snyder . . 



SAMUEL E.( 



Dec. 25, 181. 

.Fannie Brenneman 
May 27, 1821 Feb. 12 1848 Never married. 

Dec. 17, 1823 Susan H. Stauffer 

.Nov. i, 1826. 



' ) Fannie N., Rudolph N., Sarah 
(.N., Lizzie N., David N. 
/■Harriet L., Jonas L. Abraham 

Anna K.Long J L., Samuel L Herman L 

* I Benjamin L., franklin L., El- 

Uen L., Henry L. John L. 
/ Henry B., Samuel B., Jonas B., 
< Anna B., Catherine B., Fannie 
( B., David B., Ellen B. 



CHRISTIAN E.6 
JONAS E.6. . 

BENJAMIN E.6.. 

CATHERINE E.6 

„,,,„_, „ „ ( Menno R., Amos R., Elizabeth 

DAVID E.6 Nav. 28, 1829 Martha Rutt 1 R., Martha R., David R., Si- 

f mon R. 



( Anna S., Amos S., Martin S., 
. •< DavidS., Benjamin S., Fannie 



! S., Mary S. 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. » 

II. — The Family of Elizabeth Ebys and Her Husband David 

G-ingerich. 

(David Gingerich was born March 18, 1791; died July 24, 1858.) 

Children, Bom, Died, To Whom Married. Grandchildren. 

ANNA E.6 , ■„,,„ e «„„„o 

SAMUEL E.6 Rebecca Schlott . . . .\ £>»&J gwg^ & 

FANNIE E.6 , '. . Isaac Frank —Lizzie G., Christian G. 

ELIAS E.6 Died single. ( Levi S v Anna S., David S. 

CHRISTIAN E.6 . Sep. 25, 1825 Fannie H. Stauffer . ■< Lizzie S., Fannie S., Barbara S. 

( Christian S., Jonas S. Henry S. . , 
( Fannie E., Lizzie E., Jonas E. 

JOHN E.6 . . .'. Annie B. Eby J. Emma E., John E., Simon E. 

. ( Charles E.. Clara E., Stella E. 

BENJAMIN E.6 . . Susan Smith —Henry S., Emanuel S. 

LEVI E.6 Kate Christ i Abner ,_, C -> Ha r ma J? C - 

] Kate C, Daniel C. 

JACOB E.6 EveSmith --{^S.fjotl. 

III. — The Family of Maria Ebys and her Husband Peter Eby. 

(Peter Eby was born 1799; died 1859.) 

Children. Born. Died. To Whom Married. Grandchildren. 

-,"__-_, T ' J Leah Bucher — Susan B., Mary B. 

SETH6 Jan.30, tS20 1 Anna Schloft. , M . „ c »>Lr m H 

JOEL6 Mar. 19, i8>i Apr. 18, 1880 Esther Hess. • | ^^ Catha » ne H - 

IV. — The Family of" Benjamin Ebys (Preacher) and his Wife 
Veronica Wittwer. 

(Veronica Wittwer was born August 5, 1798.) 

Children. Born. Died. To Whom Married. Grandchildren. 

( Benjamin H., Reuben H. 

TONAS W.6 .'. N0v.26.1823 Susan Hershey < Amanda H., Susan II., NoahH. 

( Fannie H., Jonas H., Mary H. 

CHRISTIAN W.6. Jun. 19, 1826 Martha Hershey. . . . j g 3 ™^'' ^X^r?'' Mattie H " 

(Deacon) *' •* 

SEM W.6 Feb. 10, 1829 Aug. 22, 1832 ( John E., Martin E., Susan E. 

VERONICA W.6 . . Sep. 28, 1832 Jacob Risser -< Benjamin E., Samuel E. 

( Mary E., Mattie E., Amos E. 

BENJAMIN W.6 . Mar. 30, 1835 Mar. 15, 1868 Reiff —Anna E. 

( Jacob Martin, Fannie Ada. 

ISAAC W.6 Apr. 13, 1838 Maria Martin < Amos Franklin, Lizzie May. 

HENRY W.6 Oct. 9, 1840. Sep. 28, 1852 ( Isaac Victor. 

N. B. — The above family of Pre. Benjamin H. Eby reside near Hagerstown, 
Washington County, Maryland. 

V. The Family of Christian Ebys and his Wife Elizabeth 

Kreider (Wittwer). 

(Elizabeth Kreider— Wittwer — was bom Aug. 10, 1806; died June 11, 1875.) 

Children. Born". Died, To Whom Married, Grandohildren. 

., ( Mary E., Amos E., Lizzie E. 

LIZZIE6 ■' Abraham Rohrer .... J Anna E., Daniel E., Fannie E. 

( Noah E., Ira E. 

r 1. it rr ■ t ( Fannie E., Lizzie E., Jonas E. 

ANNA6 John E. Gingench . • J Emma E., John E., Simon E. 

BARBARA6. I Charles E., Clara E., Stella E. 



10 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

VI. — The Family of Barbara Ebys and her Husband 
Abraham Reist. 
(Abraham Reist was born Aug. 23, 1798; died Sept. 23, 1844.) 
Children, 3orn. Died, To Whom Married. Grandchildren. 

AARON E.6 May 29, 1827 Anna Zug —Nathan Elman, Aaron Edmond 

MOSES E.6 July 21, 1829 May 5, 1883. - 

ELIAS E.6 Nov.22, 1831 , • Catharine Keller. , Menn0 q Ellen G. 

BENJAMIN E.6 . . May n, 1834 ■■■■■ Rebecca Gochenauer -j j ohn G _ Benjamin G. 

SYBILLAE.6 Jan. 3, x8 37 • Benjamin Eby j Lizzie R. ; ^^^ *- 

MARIA E.6 Dec. 29, 1839 Samuel 06 erholtzer . — Anna R., Menno R., NathanR. 

ESTHER E.6 Sep. 24, 1842 Abraham Rutt | Graham Itf 3 ™ 5 R ' 

VII. — The Family of Susan Ebys and her Husband 
Henry Stauffer. 

(Henry Stauffer was born April 13, 1802.) 

Children, Born. Died. To Whom Married. Grandchildren, 

JACOB E.6 Barbara Mohn......i Stella M.,BaraM. 

BENJAMIN E.6 Died young. 1 Henr y w »y> e M - 

CATHARINE E Jacob G. Nissly ...J gusanN., Simon N., John N. 

VERONICA E.6 Died young. I Bar . bara N - Catharine N. 

CHRISTIAN E.6 Susan Mohn \ S^H^ry M. 

SUSAN E.6 JosephE. BrubacherJ Amon S., Clayton S., Ellie S. 

. 4 \ Henry S., Susan S. 

VII. — The Family of Sem Ebys and his Wife Anna Frantz. 
(Anna Frantz was born Nov. 22, 1810.) 

Children, Born, Died. To Whom Married. Grandchildren. 

JACOB F.6 Hettie Rohrer —Lizzie A., Mary E., Amos R. 

LIZZIE F.6 ( TTno« R Anna V 

ELIAS F.6 Mary A. Buckwalter] w^B^rrV S. 

/Hettie Buck W a.ter| ^ Amaziah B. 
BENJAMIN F.6 J | Anna S., Harry F., Lena B. 

\ Lizzie Hoover . . . . < Sem H., Hettie A.. Susan E. 

CHRISTIAN F.6 Died single. ( Amos B., Naomi. 

SEM F.6 Susan Eby —Walter H., Clara A. 

AMOS F.6 Anna McKillips —Laura M. 

EZRA F.6 

HENRY F.6 

JOSEPH M.6 , A „ „ 

JOHN H.6 Lizzie Mellinger.... J A" 1 " 1 M -' T s * m - , 

f Mary E., John M. 

Record of the Family of Bishop Peter Eby*. 

Peter Eby4, the second son of Christian B. Eby3 and his wife Catha- 
rine Bricker was born on the old homestead on the 14th day of October, 
1765. His younger days were* spent on his father's farm and in the' mills. 
1 In July 1788 he was married to Margarette Hess, who was born 
October 7, 1764, arid died February 14, 1846. • 

Soon after marriage they moved to Salisbury Township, Lancaster 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 11 

County, about one mile west of the Gap, on the Pennsylvania Rail Road, 
at a place called Eby's, Curve. This was in 1791.., Here he followed 
farming very diligently until 1800, when he was ordained minister of the 
Mennonite body. Soon after he was ordained Bishop. Up to 1 814 he 
preached in private houses, then a school-house was erected, and after- 
wards a meeting-house for that special purpose. 

This member of the family deserves more than a passing notice.* 
His fame as a preacher was widely known, and served to fill the houses to 
their utmost capacity wherever it was known that he was to officiate. The 
ministers of the Mennqnite Church are not educated for the pulpit, nor 
have they adopted the ministry as a profession. Their ministers are 
chosen by lot, whenever a position is to be filled, from a small number of 
the considered most worthy. Several ministers usually reside convenient 
to a particular meeting-house, where they are expected to officiate upon 
all ordinary occasions. On communion days and, other special occasions, 
a Bishop is required to be present. The Bishops have also certain dis- 
tricts allotted to each, and the privilege of presiding amongst them is 
generally accorded to the senior in office, or the most eminent in abilities. 
This position Peter held for many years, up. to the time of his death, and, 
his authority also extended over the Church in Canada, until he was suc- 
ceeded by his younger brother Benjamin. 

To form some idea of his power as an orator, it is necessary to state 
that the principal sermon in the Mennonite Churches was always prefaced 
by an introductory discourse by, one of the younger ministers present; and 
that on communion day the subject invariably used to be Bible history 
from Adam down bringing out the prominent events and prophecies 
pointing to the new dispensation. The introductory sermon generally 
brought it down to the time of Noah, Abraham or Moses, when it would 
be taken up by the Bishop and continued to the birth of Christ, His 
ministry on earth and His final suffering and death. Old as the story had 
become, the audience never tired listening to it from the eloquent lips of 
Peter. When he slowly arose, all noiise subsided into an almost painful 
expectation; then he would brake the silence with a kind and fatherly 
greeting to his hearers, and glide fervently into the course marked out for 
himself, proceeding step by .step, describing, explaining, illustrating and 
sustaining his points as he went along, with copious quotations from the 
Scriptures, for all of which he drew upon his , extraordinary memory, He 
would gradually warm up in his theme, and when under full sway, his 
discourse moved along like a deep stream rolling oceanward, without a 

*Taken.from A. Harris' "Biographical History of Lancaster County.'' ..- 



12 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

break or . ripple, grand, majestic, and irresistible. . His powers, however, 
were brought; out more fully when he. came to portray the acts. and suffer- 
ings of his Master during His last few days on earth: The scene in 
Gethsemane, the sleeping disciples, the noise; and tumult breaking upon 
the stillness of the night when the armed men came to take him, the 
doings before the Jewish and Roman tribunals, the embarrassment of 
Pontius Pilate and his fruitless device to save Jesus, the message sent him 
by his wife, his last resort, when he permitted the Jews to choose between 
Jesus and'Barabbas, and the cries of the infuriated multitude that pro- 
nounced his condemnation; then the sorrowful train moving up to Calvary, 
the preparation to carry the fearful sentence into execution, and lastly the 
finishing act in the sublime drama, the Saviour of Man nailed between 
Heaven and earth, with parched lips, in the agonies of death, crying to 
the Father to forgive; the darkening of the heavens, the quaking of the , 
earth and the elements bear witness, in thunders and lightnings, to the 
divinity of Him that was suffering. 

All this he would portray in a manner so vivid that the speaker would 
be forgotten in the subject. Then his voice,, suppressed by emotion, and 
sinking into silence, would allow the attention of his hearers to return to 
the speaker; he would stand before them, tears streaming down his cheeks, 
his countenance glowing, and with his hands raised directed the penitent 
sinner, as it were, to the foot of a visible cross. His preaching was alto- 
gether extemporaneous and its effect upon an audience great; and yet he 
was not a sensational preacher; he .addressed; the judgement as well as 
the feelings, and his discourses abounded in arguments and reasonjngs 
that were listened to with, admiration by .the most polemical or logical. 
So much was this the case that it. frequently happened that strangers, 
hearing him for the first time, although otherwise informed, would not be 
convinced that he was not a person regularly educated and trained for the, 
ministry. His personal appearance also was greatly in his favor, being 
somewhat above medium height, well proportioned and fleshy, with a 
high, square, even forehead, a finely formed face, that had it not indicated 
quite as much force, might have been classic. His deportment was easy, 
grave and dignified. An acquaintance of his who had heard some of the 
most noted orators of the State and Nation,, in and out of the pulpit, gave 
it as his opinion, that for none of them, it seemed, had nature done so 
much towards making the Orator as for this grand old servant of the 
Lord and his church, 

In the councils over which he presided as Bishop his voice was 
equally potent. His clear intellect enabled him to probe difficulties to 



HISTORY OF THE" EBY FAMILY. 



13 



the bottom, and his impartial decisions, pronounced without fear or favor, 
were acknowledged to be just and rarely appealed from. 

* He died on the 6th of April, 1843, in the 78th year of his age. His 
family consisted of nine children who arrived to adult age. The names 
of them are as follows : 



Children. 



Born. 



Died, 



To Whom Married. 



PETER5 

SUSAN5 

CHRISTIANS . 
BARBARAS . . . 

ANNA5 

JOHN5 

HENRYS 

ELIZABETHS . 
MARIAS 



Elizabeth Weaver. 
David Hoover. , 
Rebecca Witlwer. 
John Stauffer, 
Abraham Hershey. 
Anna Rupp. 
Susan Sensenig. 
Jacob Hershey. 
Daniel Wanner. 



The following is a list of the descendants of the above family: 
I.— The Family of Peter Ebys and his Wife Elizabeth Weaver. 

Children. To 'Whom Married. Grandchildren. 

„-,.„, J Elizabeth Worst — Emma, Elizabeth, Rachael, Henry Clay, John D. 

EL1AS6 -j Clarissa Wilson Sarah, Peter, Richard. 

, ,,, ( Lucinda, Elizabeth, David, Margaretta, George, Ebv. 

SUSAN6. IsaacWorst } Isaac Taylor, Henry. S Y 

- - ,. j 1 w .,„„ I Elias, C. Clement, Peter, Elizabeth, Margeretta. 
JAC0B6 Magdalena Wanner . .j Mary ^ Isaac _ Franklirli EHaj j acob . 

M ARGARETTA6 . . . Jacob R. Hershey . .— Josiah, Magdalena, Ephraim, Peter, Mary, Jacob, Susan. 

TOSIAH6 Ann W. Gouder. 

ELIZ ABETH6 Abner Buckwalter . .—Ella, Amer, Justus, Franklin. > 

PETER6 ............ Martha Eckert ....—Henry, Elizabeth, Annie, Franklin, Jacob, Ira. ' 

,„. , . ,- ,, ... „„ S Tohn, Peter, Anna, 'Elizabeth, Susan, Henry, Marv. 

ISAAC W.6 (Bishop.); Mary Mellinger . . . . .j ^^ Emm3| Magdalena, Isaac, Esther. ^ 



11 the Family of Susan Ebys and her Husband David Hoover. 

Children. To Whom Married. Grandchildren, 

' M 1RY6 Isaac Moyer —David H., Isaac. , 

HENRY6' '. '. Catharine Longenecker— Susan, Anna. 

MARGARETTA6 . John Hershey -David, Susan. 

ABRAHAM6 '. ". '. '. 1 '. Mary Carpenter' —Ellen, Margaretta, Martha, Juliet, Catharine, John. 



'HI _The Family of Christian 

Children. To Whom Married, 
1MARIA6 Henry BreckbiU j 

MARGARETTA6 . Single. 

ELIZABETH6 .... Sing e. 

DAVID6 Single. 

LEVI6' Susan Harnish - 

PFRF.CCA6 ■• • Henry Rohrer. ....... — 

S AMU EL6 . ....... Mary Ann Esbenshade- 

BENJAMIN6 Anna Buckwalter -j 

CAT HARINE6 . . . Emanuel Neff -j 

EMANUEL6 AnnGroff. 



Ebys and his Wife Rebecca Wittwer. 

Grandchildren. 
Amaziah, Naomi Ada, Elmira Clara, Susan Rebecca. 
Preston, Seymore Henry. 



-Elias, Mary, Anna, Rebecca. 

-Salmon Clasa, John Henry, Elsie V., Elizabeth. 

-Keziah, Phares, Elizabeth Ann. 

Christian, Barbara Hettie, Salome, Rufus, Laura. 
Lizzie, Benjamin, Susan, Harry, Alice. 
Rebecca Ann, Enos, Harry E., Christian. ' 
John, Mary, Catharine. 



14 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

IV.— The Family of Barbara Ebys and her Husband John Stauffer. 

Children. To Whom Married. Grandchildren. 

BENJAMIN* Catharine ) Hettie, J^hn, Abraham, Henry, Barbae. 

'ANNIE* Henry Landis ....:...{ "^ ^'SMS gSti.** """"• 

PETER6 Magdalena Bushong . .—John, Amos, Jacob. 

CHRISTIAN6 ■•■•■) Susan Root™ . '. ". '. '. '. '. '.—Henry, Chiistian, Barbara, Susan, Benjamin. 

JOHN6 Catharine Bressler —Isaac, Freeland, Mary. 

MARGARETTA6 . Henry Bressler —Lizzie, Isaac, John, Henry, Mark, Emma, Frank, Delilah 

iMtf.. T , t> tt „,. J John, Amos, Simon, Daniel, Abraham. 

ANNA6 J° hn R ' Hess 1 Benjamin, Lizzie, Anna, Maria. 

BARBARA6 Isaac Heller — Lizzie, Annie, John. 

V. — The Family of Anna Ebys and her Husband Abraham Hershey. 

Children. To Whom Married, Grandchildren. 

MARGARETTA6 . Daniel Denlinger i Abraham Anna, Mary, Hettie, Elizabeth. 

| Daniel, Margaretta. 
PETER E.6 Anna Landis —Christian, Anna, Henry, Mary Landis. 

VI. — The Family of John Ebys and his Wife Anna Rupp. 

Children, To Whom Married. Grandchildren, 

BARBARA* Abraham Hershey ... J Lydia, Barbara, Emanuel, Susan, Henry, Christian. 

i Magdalene, Abraham. 

PETER6 Elizabeth Kurtz —Anna, Elizabeth. 

CHRISTIAN6 Margaretta Diller — Anna, Amanda, Isaac, John. 

JOHN6 Caroline Weaver. 

HENRY6 , Souders —John, Dora. 

ANN\6 -I J ames Skiles — Had one child, name Unknown. 

( Miller — Had four children, names unknown. 

VII.— The Family of Henry Ebys and his Wife Susan Sensenig. 

Children. To Whom Married. Grandchildren, 

PETER6 Magdalena Musser . . . — Susan, John, Elizabeth, Magdalena, Mary. < 

JOHN6 

MARGARETTA6 . J f ac ° b M , usser —Henry, John. 

( David Weaver — r ranklin, David. 

SUSAN6 Al^raham Metzler — Christian, Anna, Henry, Susan, Abraham, Isaac. 

HENRY6 Barbara Herr —Abraham, Anna. 

ELIZABETH6 John Kenaegy —Henry, Emanuel, John. 

JOSEPH* Susan Martin —Martin, Samuel. 

JACOB6 Susan Rauck J J? hn . J acob > Anna . Susan > Hannah, Mary. 

I Henry, Margaretta. 

JONAS6 Mary Denlinger — Daniel, Susan, Ephraim, Margaretta, Walter, Emanuel. 

VIII — The Family of Elizabeth Ebys and her Husband 
Jacob Hershey. 

Children, To Whom Married. Grandchildren. 

MARGARETTA6 . John B. Mellinger —Anna, Elizabeth, Elias, Josiah, Susan. 

JOHN E.6 Anna Mellinger — Jacob, Isaac, Anna, Benjamin, John, : Mary, Susan. 

ELIZABETH6 Jacob Mellinger — Margaretta, John, Eera, Anna, Jacob, Frances. 

ELIAS6 Anna Kreider — John, Elizabeth, Susan, David, Sabina. 

PETER* Barbara Buckwalter „ J Sarah, Esaias,- Enos, Lizzie, Henry, Martha^ 

I Martin, Barbara, Silas. 
J. MENNO* Mary Harsh —Hannah, Elizabeth, Samuel Tilden. 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 15, 

IX. — The Family of Maria Ebys and her Husband Daniel Wanner. 

Children, To Whom Married. Grandchildren, 

MAGDALENA6. . . Joseph Obeiholtzer ...1 Maria, Daniel, Abraham,. Joseph, Susan. 

■ I Catharine, Martin. 

■M ARGARETTA6 . Henry Wenger J Samuel, Elizabeth, Susan, Daniel, Henry, Abraham. 

I David, Magdalena, Mary, Margaretta. 
DANIEL6 Sarah Sensenig J Daniel, Margaretta, Amos, Elizabeth, Maria, Henry. 

I Anna, Susan, Samuel, Ida. 

MARIA6 Moses Weaver .- —Alice, Samuel, Moses, Benjamin, Martha, Henry. 

SAMUEL6 Fannie Matzall —John, Samuel, Daniel, Aaron. 

CATHARINE6 . . . ' Joseph Oberholtzer . . .— lJavid, Teter, Anna. Magdalena, Margaretta, Lydia. 

ANNA6 . Peter Souder J Mana, Alice. Anna, Moses, Emma, Barton. - 

' : "| Susan, Margaretta. 

STJSAN6 Eriwin Gehr —.Samuel, Celia, John. 

JOHN6 Mary Ann Gehman . . .—Mary, Sarah, Samuel. 

Record of the Family of John Eby4. 

John Eby 4 (generally called "Hannes") was the third son of Christian 
Eby3 and his wife Catharine Bricker. He was born on the 23rd day of 
October, 1767, on the old home place on Hammar Creek, then in War- 
wick, now in Elisabeth Township, Lancaster County. He lived at the 
mill his father built for him in 1790, on the west side of the Creek. He 
died May 25th 1845, and is buried in the family grave yard on the old 
home place (where he was born), on the east side of the Creek. 

The farm he possessed is now separated from the mill property, and 
Henry E. Brubacher, a son of Maria Eby, and nephew of John Eby, owns 
the most of the land, including the mansion house and farm. buildings. 

The old mill, devised to his son Elias, which was destroyed by fire 
in Elias' time and rebuilt by him in 1849, is now owned, together 
with the water power and some of the land adjoining, by a Mr. Snavely, 
who is not related to the family. 

John ("Hannes") Eby* was married July 1, 1794, to Maria Wittwer, 
who survived him 11 years. She was born August 25, 1773, died August. 
29, 1856. She was raised near the Blue Ball in Earl Township, Lancaster 
County. In person John Eby was a man of about 5 feet 8 inches in 
heightj weighing between 140 and 150 pounds. He had dark hair, dark 
brown eyes, wearing his hair cut short across the upper part of his fore- 
head and long at the sides and back. His features were fine, regular and 
prepossessing, his nose slightly aquiline, and in his general appearance he 
and his youngest brother Benjamin resembled each other very much. He 
had on his lower lip a dark mole, a mark which most of the older mem- 
bers of the Eby family had — and quite a number of the younger members 
have it also. In deportment he was modest, grave and dignified, neither 
sought to push himself forward, nor yet shrinking in the presence of any 
one. Under his grave demeanor he concealed a keen sense of the ludi- 
crous, but never betrayed it in any boisterous or unseemly outburts of 



16 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

, '% 

laughter; yet, the writer often saw his sides shaking with suppressed emo- 
tions. He never was what could, be called very strong, physically, but 
active, a keen sportsman with the gun in his younger days, a patient fisher- 
man up to his old age. 

He was not a rapid speaker, but his words were well chosen, thought- 
ful arid kindly- spoken, so that they drew the attention and commanded the 
respect of his hearers. It was he who decided the fate of the Pennsyl- 
vania Colony, formed in Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada. As near as 
it can be related it was as follows: A number of Mennonites had pur- 
chased a large tract of forest land in what is now called Waterloo Town- 
ship in Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, paid for.it, and were beginning 
to form settlements thereon; but soon after the first settlers' arrival, they, 
to their great surprise and astonishment, discovered that their land- was 
under a mortgage which embraced the whole township. The only way 
for them was to pay the mortgage, but the difficulty was, where were the 
means to be derived from? A committee was appointed and these were 
requested to go to Franklin County Pennsylvania, to their friends and 
relatives, and make an effort to raise the required amount to lift the mort-' 
gage. They failed in their undertaking, and all but two of the committee 
returned home. The two remaining members went to Lancaster County, 
and after making known their errand, a conference of their friends and 
co-religionists (Mennonites) was called to give them a hearing. Among, 
those present at the conference were John Eby, and his two brothers-in- 
law, Jacob Wissler and Jacob Brubacher. After the matter had been fully 
discussed, the idea of investing their money in the then fair off lands under 
the British Sovereignty, did not commend itself very favorably ■ to the 
brethren and others present. The conference was just about to decide 
against it, when old "Hannes" Eby arose and advanced a new idea, 
namely, that they ought not to look upon the matter as a mere speculation 
to enrich themselves, which in all likelihood it would not do, but rather 
as their christian duty, to assist, if possible, their brethren in distress; that 
if it yielded them no profit in money, it would be doing their duty, an act 
that the Lord might in His own good time perhaps bless in a way neither 
of them thought of. The spring following this conference, a delegate was 
sent to Canada with authority to buy the land and extinguish the mort- 
gage thereon. The land was surveyed and laid out in lots of 448 acres 
each and a draft of the township (now Waterloo) showing the lo'ts and 
numbers of same was taken to Pennsylvania, and each purchaser selected 
his lot. . A number of those lots were then purchased by the Ebys, Wiss- 
lers, Brubachers and others, and most of them are now possessed by- 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



17 



descendants of those early purchasers. If the eyes of the members 
and others who had assembled at that conference could now behold the 
many happy homes in the township of Waterloo; could they see, the many 
stately farm buildings and the numerous villages and towns that have 
sprung up since then, they would think that the words of old "Hannes" Eby 
have indeed become true, and that the kind and good Lord has blessed 
their act done on that "ever-to-be-remembered" day even better and more 
abundantly than they could foresee, or had reason to expect. 

John Eby4 acquired habits of in-door life' and spent much of his 
younger days in reading. He became very fond of study and a lover of 
books ; even his old days were much taken up in reading. He had quite a 
library of both German and English books : — Works on religion, history, 
mechanics* (such as pertain to the construction of mill-machinery), medi- 
cine, and books on other subjects, and he also was a regular reader of both 
German and English newspapers. In his day he took an active part in 
the improvement and development of the country, was a director in the 
Turnpike Company, laid out a number of public roads to open communi- 
cation between the town of Manheim and the Ephrata Turnpike, and one 
from his place to Brickerville, and built one of the first school-houses in the 
neighborhood, on his land, at his own private expense, where the youth of 
the neighborhood were educated by teachers procured by him.* 

He left a family of eight children, viz : 



Children. 



Born. 



Died. 



To Whom Married, 



CATHARINES 

JONASs 

MARYs 

REBECCA S . . . 

ELIASs 

ELIZABETHS 

LEVIS 

ANNAS 







Mar. 14 


1799 


May 31, 


1801 


Dec. 3, 


1803 


Feb. 21 


1806 


Oct. 16, 


1808 


Dec. 31 


1810 


Jan. 28., 


1815 



Sept. 11, 1862 
Jan. 3, 1876 
Apr. 17, i860 
May 20, 1879 



/John Hostetter, resided in Manor T'p, 
\ Lancaster Co. 

/Veronica Nissly, resided in West 
\Hempfield T'p, Lancaster Co. 
Jacob Yundt, resides at Naperville, 111. 
/John Bomberger, resided near Man- 
nheim Lancaster Co. 
/Elizabeth Erb, 1 Resided on the 
\ Sarah Ann Meyers, /old homestead. 
/Samuel Risser, resided in W. Hemp^ 
\ field T'p, Lancaster Co. 
/Anna Nissly, resided in Rapho T'p, 
\ Lancaster Co. 

/Samuel Hershey, resided near Man- 
nheim, Lancaster Co. 



The descendents of the above family are as follows : 
(See next page.) 



"Taken from Simon P. Eny's Notes. 



18 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



I. — The Family of Catharine, Ebys and her Husband 
John Hostetter. 

Children. ' Born. Died, To 'Whom Married, Grandchildren, 

MAGDALENA6: ....„.' '. Henry Shenk. ...... J l^ ] ^^.^' ^"^ 

MARY6 :.' '.. ;,. '..'., ......" Christian Herr ( Fannie, Christian, Susan. , 

( Annie, Mary. 

CATHARINE6 : '...: Jacob Shenk .-Henry, Amos, Fannie, Catharine 

"ENRYS .. Died single. - ■«.«',. 1 Tillman, Jacob, Levi, Mary.Ab- 

JONASE.6...... .- j Barbara K.Ni S sly..-j nerAm ' J )Ela ; n) j onaSiSimon . 

ABRAHAM6 ' Rose Hogendobler. .—Alice, Fannie. , 

JOHN E.6 Elizabeth Stehman . 1 A "na, Lizzie, Mary, John. 

i } Jonas,, Amos, Ella, Katie. . 

II: — The Family of Jonas Ebys and his Wife Veronica Nissly. 



. Children, 
JOHN N.6 .... 



Born, 
-, 182b . 



Died, 



To 'Whom Married, 



Grandchildren, 



FANNIE N.6 
ELIAS N.6... 
SAMUEL N.6 
SIMON J.6... 
AMOS N.6 . . . 

HENRY N.6 . 



June 10, 1823 
Feb. 8, 1826 
Apr. 14, 1828 
June 6, 1831 
Feb. 8, 1835 

Aug, 16, 1837 



1 Charlotte Becker. ... J }°™' Charlotte, and one died 

-{ \ in infancy. • 

( Matilda Huber — Zenas, John, Aldus, Fannie. ' 

Jan. 10. 1846 Martin B. Pfeiffer. ( Ephraim N., Lizzie N., Fannie 

Martha Nissly < N., Samuel N., Reuben -N., 

Maria Stauffer. ( Martha N., Elias N., Ellen N. 

' Catharine S. Lintneri Clinton L., Christian L. 

1 Anna Elizabeth, Clayton S. 

Mary S. Frank J Daniel F., Amos F., Fannie ?. 

' > Jonas F., Levi F., Anna Mary/ 

Elizabeth H., Henry H. 
David H. 



Feb. 9, i860 



Elizabeth Hostetter. 



III. — The Family of Mary Ebys and her Husband Jacob Yu'ndt. 

■The family of Jacob Yundt moved to Naperville, Illinois. 



Children. 

JOHN6 

ALLEN6 

LEVI6 

REBECCA6 . . 

POLLY6 

SAMUEL6 . . . 
JACOB6 



IV. — The Family of Rebecca Ebys and her Husband 
John Bomberger. 

Children, Born, Died. To Whom Married. Grandchildren. 

MARTIN E.6 . . . Dec. 12, 1839 Martha Eisenberger. 

SEM E.6. Apr. 28, 1842 Mar. 14, 1872 

CHRISTIAN E.6 Feb. 2, 1845 Catharine Miller. . . .—Catharine, Lizzie. 



V.-— The . Family of Elias Ebys and his Wife Elizabeth Erb. 



Children, Born. Died, To Whom Married, ■ • Grandohildren. ■ 

SIMON P. 6 Aug. 1, 1827 '. . 'Amelia F. Mengel . . — John Henry, born Dec. 4, 1872. 

MARY E.6...... Acr. e. i8u '. . Tobn LmipmimW . A AUce . E a William Heister, 

ELIZA ANN6. 



Apr. 5, 1834 John Longenecker . . \ AUce . ^•feT'li' 2 

Oct. 12, 1846 Oct. 3, 1878. 1 J ennle . Ral P h - 



VI 



Children. 



•The Family of Elizabeth Ebys and her Husband 
Samuel Risser. 



Born. 



Died. 



To Whom Married. 



Grandchildren. 



_ J Ellen, Jonas, Elizabeth, 
' 1 Henry, Matilda. 



ANNA E.6 June 1, 1828 . . . Jacob K. Nissly . 

MARY E.6 Aug. 4, 1831 May2i,i8 S 7 

LEVI E.6 Apr. 19, 1834 July 17, 1857 

JONAS E.6 . ... Sept. 20, 1837 Lizzie Hershey —David H., Anna H. 

REUBEN E.6. . . June 29, 1840 Sarah Hershey \ P or . ace > Pn . ui Pv Edit , h - , ( Th ' s 

( family lives in Nebraska.) 

SAMUEL W.6.. Nov. 16, 1843 Jan. 15, 1869 Frances Kraybill .. . — Margie, Susan. 

JOSEPH E.6 Sept. 26,1846 July 13, 1869 



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19 



VII. — The Family of Levi Ebys and his Wife Anna Nissly. 
Children. Born, Died. To Whom Married. Grandchildren, 

MARYN.6....... Dec. 3, 1837 Christian S. Nissly A £^'" f E >FJSf'' Sf 

EMANUEL N.6. Mar. 17, 1839 Mar. 25, 1839 1 Milton E., Franklin E.,TillieE. 

( Charlotte, Emma, Phares, 
SARAH N.6 ... . Mar. 10, 1841 John S. Nissly -i Franklin, Amelia, 

( Sarah, Mary. 
Aug. 25, 1846 John G. Snyder . 



FIANNA N.6 . . 
FANNIE N.6 . 
REBECCA N.6 



< _ J Levi, Frances, Emma, 
' ' I Christian, Anna. 
Dec. si, 1843 June 13, 1871 Ephraim N. Nissly .—Barbara, Ellen, Martha. 

Oct. 4, 1850 Elias N. Nissly ... I Gabriel, born Nov. 28, 1870. 

I Fannie, " Oct. 23, 1873. 



VIII. — The Family of Anna Ebys and her Husband 

Samuel Hershey. 

Children. To Whom Married. Grandchildren', 

LEVIE.6 „, Cath. Buckwalter. . .— John B. 

MARY E.6 '. Martin Hess — Reuben H. 

HENRY E.6 Martha Brubacher . . i Samuel, Lizzie, Menno, Anna, 



( Henry, Mary, Sarah. 
Jacob Becker — John, Jacob. 



,'\ 



Record of the Family of Andrew Eby 4 . 

Andrew Eby4 was the Fourth son of Christian Eby3 and his wife 
Catharine Bricker. He was born October 27, 1769 and died May 12, 
1809. He was married to Elizabeth Stauffer. They had a family of six 
children, given as follows : 

Children. To Whom Harried. Grandchildren. 



JACOBS 

CATHARINES 

AMOSs 

MARY S .: 

LIZZIES 

ANNAS 



Sallie Boyer 

/George Fry 

\ John Cover 

Catharine Plasterer 
John Gerber 

Abraham Behm . . . 

George Geib. 



/Amos, Jacob, Lizzie, Sarah, Anna, Susan, 

\John, Samuel. \ 

David. 

Polly, Mattie, Israel, Abraham, Susan. 

Henry, Lizzie, Samuel. ■ 

Henry, Samuel, John, Abraham, Anna, Andrew; 

/John, Lizzie, Abraham, Jacob, Catharine, - 

\Anna, Elias. 



Record of the Family of Catharine Eby* (Burkholder). 

Catharine Eby4 the second daughter of old Christian Eby 3 and his, 
wife Catharine Bricker was born October 30, A. D., 1771. She died on 
the 4th day of March, A. D.', 1856. She was married June 26, 1792, to 
Abraham Burkholder, son of Bishop Christian Burkholder. Abraham 
Burkholder was born November 27, 1768, and died January 15, A. D., 
1840. They had a family of nine children. . They owned and occupied a 
farm of about 170 acres of land bounded on the north by Conestoga 
Creek, on the west by 'the land of Mark •Groff, on the 1 south by the Lan- 
caster and Hinkeltown road, and on the east by the land of Christian 



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HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



Oberholtzer, situated in West Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsyl- 
vania. 

They had a family of nine children, as follows: 



Children. 



Born.. 



Died. 



To 'Whoni Harried.. 



CHRISTIANS. 
CATHARINE 5 
ABRAHAMS . . 

JONASs 

ANNA S .... 

JOHN 

MARYs 

SUSANs 

SAMUELS. ... 



May 22, 1793.. 



Sept. 11, 1872 . . . 



Died single. 
March 25, 1858. 



Veronica Groff. 

Peter Wanner, Joseph Wenger, 

Fannie Stauffer, 

Catharine Saucier. 

Jonas Nolt. 

Esther Sauder, Fannie Wenger 

Abraham Martin. 



The following is a list of the descendants of Catharine Eby4 and her 
husband Abraham Burkholder: 

I. — The Family of Christian Burkholders and his Wife 
Veronica Groff. 

SETHS married to Magdalena Groff. 

CHRISTINAS. H h John ]!. Sensenig. 

ELIAS6 11 ,. Maria Blair. 

EZRA'S „ „ Magdalena A. Hoffman. 

MENNOS ,1 „ Barbara Hoover. 

CATHARINES „ „ John H. Martin. 

MARIA6 ,1 „ Henry Meckley. 

I ANNIES „ „ Adam Moyer. 

ANNAS died single. 

GROFFS. 

CHRISTIANS . died single. 

PETERS , married to Magdalena Keller. 

II. — The Family of Catharine Burkholders and her Husbands. 
Peter Wanner and Joseph Wenger. 

ABRAHAMS Wanner. ELIZABETHS Wanner. 
MARYS „ FANNIES 

PETERS „ JOHNS Wenger. 

JOSEPH6 Wenger. • 

III. — The Family of Abraham Burkholders and his Wife 

Fanny Stauffer. | 

ISRAELS, MARY ANNS, FANNIES. 



IV. — The Family of Jonas Burkholders and his Wife 
Catharine Sauder. 

SUSANS, ISAACS, JACOB6, 

SAMUELS, •ELIZABETHS, JOSEPHS, 

CATHARINES, MARYS. 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



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'V. — The Family of Anna Burkholders and her Husband 
Jonas Nolt. 

JONASS, MAGDALENA6, CATHARINES, 

• POLLYS, ELIZABETH6, ANNA6, 

SUSANS, LYDIA6, BENJAMINS, 

MENNOS, SARAHS. 



VI, 



-The Family of John Burkholders and his Wives 
Esther Sauder(i) and Fannie W:enger(2). 



LEVIS(i), 

NANCYS(i), 



DANIEL'6(i), 
HETTIES(i), 
ELIZABETH6( 2 ). 



DAVIDS(i), 
ABRAHAMS( 2 ), 



VII. — The Family of Susan Burkholder 5 and her Husband 

Abraham Martin. 

CATHARINES. 



Record of, the Family of Barbara Eby 4 (Schneider). 

Barbara Eby4 the third daughter of Christian Eby3 and his wife Cath- 
arine Bricker, was born on the 29th day of April, A. D., 1774. On the 
21st February, 1798, she was married to Joseph Schneider, who was born 
on the 24th of May, A. D. 1772, and died October 27, 1843. She died 
March 13th, A. D. 1843. In 1807 they, in company with some of the 
Ebys and Erbs, moved to what is now Berlin, County Waterloo, Province 
Ontario. They settled on Lot No. 17, U. B., of the Township of Water- 
loo, now forming part of the Town of Berlin The old homestead is now 
owned by a grandson, Samuel B. Schneider. Here they raised a family 
of seven children, as follows : 

Children. Born. Died. To Whom Harried. 



CATHARINES . 

JACOB E 5 

ELIZABETH5 . 
VERONICA E 5 

MARYE5 

TOSEPHEs.... 
MOSES E5 



Joseph Shantz. 
Elizabeth Clemens. 
Jacob S. Shoemaker. 
Daniel Martin. 
Christopher Nahrgang. 
Sarah Shantz. 
Magdalena -Clemens. 



The following is a list of the descendants of the above family : 

I. — The Family of Catharine E. Schneiders and her Husband 

Joseph Shantz. 

VERONICA6.. married to Joseph Weber, 
ir 11 Judith Stauffer. 



SIMONS 

MOSESS 

BARBARA6 . . 

MARIAS 

JOSEPHS. .. 
MENNOS 



Susanna Snyder. 
Moses Springer. 
Isaac Shantz. 
Catharine Martin. 
Elizabeth Snyder. 



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II. — The Family of 'Jacob E. Schneider 5 and his Wife 
Elizabeth Clemens. 

MARIA6 died in infancy. 

MOSES CS married to ' Hannah Shantz. 

MAGDALENAS n n Isaac H. Baumann. 

BARBARA6 ... . n ; u Isaac Cressman. 

LEAHS , died young. 

JOSEPH .C« married to Elizabeth Betzner. 

ELIZABETHS . „ t „ Isaac Cressmann. 

LYDIA« i' r, Jacob S. Betzner. 

SARAH6 , , „ Isaac H. Moyer. 

JACOBS ' died young. 

FRANKLINS. " 

III. — The Family of ■ Elizabeth E. Schneiders and her Husband 
Jacob S. Shoemaker. 

BARBARAS.... married to Henry Huber. 

JOHNS ii „ Fannie Huber. • 

MARY ANNS . . „ „ John McNally. 

MAGDALENAS „ . „ Joel Clemens. 

, ELIZABETHS. 

JOSEPHS died young. 

ISAACS died young. 

HANNAHS married to Casper Hett. 

JACOB SS „ „ Eliza Hall. 

ISABELLA6... died.ycung. , 

SIMONS. died young. 

IV. — The Family of Veronica E. Schneiders and her 
Husband Daniel Martin. 

' ANNAS married to Samuel Weber. 

LEVIS „ „ Mary-Lichty. 

ISAAC6 died young. 

BARBARAS. . . . married to Benjamin L: Eby. 

JOSEPH6 „ Susan Lichty. 

VERONICAS. 

DANIEL6 „ Magdalena Eby.. 

TILLMANS ... „ „ Nancy Martin. 

MARYS „ „ Daniel Cressman. 

JUDITHS „ „ Menno Wideman. 



V. — The Family of Mary E. Schneiders and her Husband 
Christopher Nahrgang. 



JOSEPH6 married 

ELIZABETHS . . 

JOHNS 

' BARBARAS.... 

ISAACS 

MARYS 

ISABELLAS . . . 
SIMON6 



Mary Shantz. 
■Benjamin D. Shantz. 

Mary Shantz. 
: Aaron Shantz. 

Catharine Bricker. 

Daniel Shantz. 

Amos Shantz. 

Lizzie Schmidt. 



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VI..- 



-The Family of Joseph E. Schneiders and his Wife 
'"' Sarah Shantz. 



ISAAC C.6 

BARBARAS :..'.< 

'•DAVID6. :...,. 



died 



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SAMUEL6 

MARY6 ....... 

LQUISA6 

LYDIA6... •.'... 
MAGDALENA6 

SARAH6 

HANNAH6 .... 



Abraham Hagey. , 
I Elizabeth Brickef. 
('Sarah Meyer.' 

Rebecca Fried. 

David Bricker. 
i John Troxel. . 

John Ferrier. ^ 

Nathaniel Bergey. 

David Thaler. - 

Aaron E. Shantz. 



VII — The : Family of Moses E, Schneiders and his Wife 
Magdalena Clemens. 



BARBARA6 .... 

EZRA6 

MAGDALENA6 
LEVI6 . ; 



married to Noah Betzner. 
ii M Lucinda Shantz. 
ii i;.ii John Schneider, 
i Mary Betzner. 
j Magdalena Hiestand. 

ISAACS .' ■ •' „ - „ . ;Mary Ann Shantz. 

EPHRAIM6 .... „ „ Maggie Culp. 

NOAH6. 

MOSES C6 , Martha Rolling. 

HANNAH6. ■• 

LUCENA6. 

Record of the Family of Anna Eby4 (Wissler). 

Anna Eby*, the fourth daughter and the eighth member of Christian 
Eby3 and his wife Catharine Bricker's family, was born on the 9th day of 
September, A. D., 1777, and died on the 25th day of April, 1829. On 
the 25th day of March, 1800, she was married to Jacob Wissler, who was 
born on the old "Wissler homestead" on Middle Creek, Clay Township, 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He lived and died on the old home- 
stead. , In his old age he built a one-story brick-house for himself and his 
daughter Catharine. This building adjoined the house-yard of the old 
.homestead. Both he and his wife Anna lie buried at Hammar Q" e ek 
Mennonite Meeting-House, nearly two miles west of their, home. Jacob 
Wissler was born November 12, 1776, and died April 27, 1853. 
They had a family of ten children, as follows : 
Children. Born. • Died. To Whom Married. 



ANDREWS...,., 
JACOBS.....:,. 
CHRISTIANS .; 
MAGDALEN A 5 . 
EZRAS 

JOHN5. ;.-...., . 

CATHARINES . 
MARYs 

Levis ...'..'.::. 
SAMUELS 



March II, 1801 

April 10, 1803 . 

January 14, 1805 . . . 
February 23; 1807. . 

May 6, 1809 

October 31, 1810. . . 
N.oyomber 10, 1812. 
February 21, 18 15 
January 3, 1817 
March 21, i8i9 



Satah Sheik. 
Barbara Bomberger. 
Anna Hostetter. 
Jacob Landis. 
Mary Bowman. 
Hannah Heiser. 
Remained single. 
Levi Erb. 
Fannie Hess. 
Jane Robinson. 



24 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. I 

The descendents of the above family are as follows : 

I. — The Family of Andrew Wissler 5 and his Wife Sarah Sherk. 

ANDREW6, JACOB6, ELIAS6, 

ANNA6, MARIAe, LUCY6, 

SARAHS. 

II. — The Family of Jacob Wisslers and his Wife 
Barbara Bomberger. 

ANNA BS . . . married to Christian Hess. 
JACOB BS . . „ ,, Anna Brubacher. 

MARTHA B6 ., ,. Samuel R. Hess. 

MARY B6 . . . it M Peter B. Rohrer. 

LEVI B6 died young. 

III. — The Family of Christian Wisslers and his Wife 
Anna Hostetter. 

ELIZABETHS, BENJAMIN6, JACOBS, 

MARY ANNS. ' 

IV. — The Family of Magdalena Wisslers and her Husband 
Jacob Landis. 

JACOBS, EZRAS, ELIZAS, 

MARY ANNe. 

V. — The Family of Ezra Wisslers and his Wife Mary Bowman. 
AARON B.s, JOHN B.6 

VI. — The Family of John Wisslers and his Wife 

Hannah Heiser. 

FRANKLIN6, JACOBS, married to Mary Devitt. 

LEVIS, AAR0N6, HANNAHS, ANGELIAs. 

VII. — The Family of Mary Wisslers and her Husband 

Levi Erb. 

MARY ANNS, LIZZIES. 

VIII. — The Family of Levi Wisslers and his Wife 
Fannie Hess. 

JOHNS, LEVIS, JACOBS, 

SAMUELS, ANNAS, BARBARA6, 

FANNIE6, MARY6, HANNAH6. 

IX. — The Family of Samuel Wisslek 5 and his Wife 
Jane Robinson. 

JOHNS, EZRAS, LEVIS, 

SAMUELS, MARYS. 



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George Eby*. 

George Ebyt, the ninth member of the family of Christian Eby3 and 
his wife Catharine Bricker, was born on the 30th' day of September, 1779. 
He died in 1793 when nearly 14 years of age. 

Maria Eby 4 . 

Maria Eby4, the tenth member of the family of Christian Eby3 and 
his wife Catharine Bricker, was born on the 4th day of November, 1781. 
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Bishop Benjamin Eby*. 

Benjamin Eby 4 , the sixth son and eleventh member of the family i 
Christian Eby3 and his wife Catharine Bricker, was born on the old horn 
stead on Hammar Creek, in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Peni 
sylvania,, on the 2nd day of May, v 1785. 

Benjamin spent his boyhood days on the farm, and in his father 
cooper-shop making barrels for the mills. He received a fair commo 
school education, and during the long winter evenings he continued h 
studies. He had free access to his father's books, as well as to his broth* 
John's library. He was not very strong and it used to be the commo 
saying among the neighbors : "Aus 'em Bennie gebts ka Bauer, er mus 
Schulmaster werre !"■ — "Bennie will never make a farmer, he must becom 
a school-teacher.'' 

On the 2 1 st of May, 1804, he was baptized in the Conestogo Menn< 
nite Meeting-House, by Bishop Christian Burkholder, and on the sam 
day he was admitted as a member of that body. 

In 1806 he came to Canada for the first time. On the 24th May < 
the same year he came to what is now Berlin. Here he remained wit 
his cousin George Eby, who then resided on the place now known as th 
Jacob Y. Shantz farm. He purchased his land (the farm now possesse 
by Mr. Moses Betzner), had a small clearing of about two acres mad 
during August, then made preparations for the erection of a log-housi 
which was put up and completed during the following winter. (See ci 
of house.) On the 4th of November he, in company with others, set ot 
for home. The mode of travelling in those days was on horse-back. 

On the 25th day of February, 1807, he was married to Mary Bn 
bacher, daughter of Jacob and Susannah (Erb) Brubacher. 

On the 21st day of June, 1807, the following party arrived at Georg 
Eby's, Berlin, viz. : Benjamin Eby and wife, Joseph Schneider and wifi 
David Eby, Daniel Eby, John Eckert, Frederick Vogt, Peter Erb an 
wife, Daniel Erb, Samuel Eby and a few others. On the 30th day of th 
same month he took possession of his farm. 

On the 27th day of November, 1809, he was ordained as a ministf 
in the Mennonite Church, and on the nth day of October, 1812, he we 
ordained as a Bishop in that body. The following is 

A Short Biography of the Venerable Old Bishop, 

Written by one of his admirers who remembers mostly all the inicdents < 
Waterloo County, especially those pertaining to the Menno- 
nite body, since the year 1808 '.- 

"I do, and must ever acknowledge with thankfulness to our Lori 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 27 

that it was a great blessing and a merciful disposal of His providence 
towards me, that 1 was a member of a denomination placed under the 
guardianship of so excellent a pastor as the late Benjamin Eby. Upon 
the first beginning of his preaching, which was on , the last Sunday in 
November, 1809, he made a noble impression upon all his hearers, and 
they were convinced that in him was stored more than ordinary ability. 
His very first sermon proved that he was gifted with reason and judgment, 
qualities which combine to make a successful minister. 

"He was a person of unblemished character and conversation, free 
from intemperance, covetousness or any other vice whatsoever. He was 
naturally of a sweet disposition, friendly and obliging, and always ready to 
serve his friends in any way that he could, by his interest and authority, 
whenever they applied to him ; and this he always did freely and gener- 
ously, without having any indirect designs by which to serve himself or to 
make himself popular. He was very affable and conversable, not sour, 
sullen, proud or haughty, not addicted to anything like moroseness, but 
open and free, gentle and easy, pleasant and amiable even to those who 
were much his inferiors, and especially to those with whom he was 
acquainted as being honest and good. His common and familiar ' dis- 
course was witty and facetious, but very inoffensive, not at all biting or 
disobliging. Nothing that was vain or trifling, nothing calumniatory or 
that reflected on others' reputation, whether absent or present, ever passed 
from his lips; and even in his censures of those who differed with him in 
religious views he, was fair and candid. His more grave discourses were 
very weighty. He spoke apothegms, was very serious in giving good 
counsel, in resolving doubts or in recommending religion and virtue. He 
was wise and prudent in his whole deportment, speaking and acting all 
things with great evenness and steadiness, not with blustering or temerity, 
or so as to give just offense to any. He understood human nature well, 
and knew the effect upon human beings of being slighted or disrespected, 
hence he was obliging to all so far as it was possible. His wisdom was so 
tempered with uprightness and sincerity, that no one ever had any occa- 
sion to accuse him of being in the least crafty or designing. He was 
greatly esteemed for his integrity. He was highly esteemed by persons 
of all ranks and denominations, so much so, that all very much desired 
and valued his company and wholesome conversation. 

i "I could easily add many things more in behalf of this great and 
good man, but I shall add but a few ; first, in regard to his preaching : 
He was deservedly considered one of the best, if not rather the very best, 
preacher of his age, among the Mennonites. His sermons were full of 



28 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

good sense, judicious, close and very intelligible ; his language was mas- 
culine but not bombastic ; his ideas for the most part were very clear, 
lying parallel with the understanding of attentive hearers. All listened to 
his preaching with delight. Some called him a rational, or moderate, 
preacher, which indeed he was in the best sense. He understood human 
nature, natural divinity and true morality very well, and hence he could 
speak into the hearts and consciences of men not debauched in such a . ,. 
manner as to move them to give assent and consent to what he spoke, as 
being agreeable and also natural, as I may say, to the common reason 
and faculties of mankind. His sermons did not consist of mere phrases , 
or forms of words suited to any particular sect or party, or that had little 
real matter in them. He was a practical preacher. His discourses 
generally aimed either to excite in man an awful sense of God and to 
enkindle devotion towards Him, or to stir up to a holy, religious and 
virtuous conversation, which certainly is the great end of the Christian ,i 
religion. Whenever it was known that Ben Eby (as he was generally .- 
called) was to preach, the result was a crowded house of eager listeners. 
The audience generally sat with the greatest attention and even waited for 
the discourse that was hanging on nis lips, and during the delivery of ' 
which there was scarcely a wandering eye among the large audience ; and 
. when his sermon was ended, the people departed with satisfied ' minds, ■) 
glad hearts and cheerful countenances. He had a great dexterity ' in 
expounding Scripture by Scripture, for, like Apollos of old, he was 'a man 
mighty in the Scriptures.' The Bible was his treasury, from whence he 
fetched not only the matter and strength of his sermons, but even his 
manner of convincing and persuading the thoughts of men to lead God- . 
fearing and religious lives, that when called upon to leave this house of 
clay they may be ready to enter mansions above. The method of his 
sermons was generally apt and easy, and very well fitted both to the under- 
standing and memories of intelligent hearers ; and in handling the several 
heads into which he divided his subject, his endeavor was to make all 
things clear and to bring truth into open light. His arguments of persua- - 
sion were strong and nervous, and tended to gairi the affections by the j 
understanding; and those who heard him with attention must either have 
been persuaded to become good, or else they must have done violence to , 
their best faculties and acted contrary to their own reason, so that if under , 
God his word did not save them, yet it was sure to judge them and leave 
them without excuse. I am convinced that, by God's blessing resting;.f 
upon his labors, he was an instrument in doing more good in his position "" 
and generation than any one of his co-laborers. Thus I might go on 
describing this good old man, but let this suffice. 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 29 

"I do not consider this grand old man to have been absolutely 
perfect or wholly devoid of faults and blemishes ; nor did he ever think so 
himself, for he had the virtue of embellishing and gracing all his other 
virtues and perfections by being very humble in his whole deportment. 
He had hothing of pride, so far as ever appeared to me in my strictest 
observation of him. He did not magnify or boast of himself, or try to 
lift up himself above his brethren He was very contrite before God, — 
a mourner in secret for his own and others' sins, he was meek and lowly 
in heart. I will yet add in conclusion, that after a very serious review of 
what has come under my own personal observation, and what I have heard 
from worthy and credible persons, of either his temper or conversation, or 
his management of affairs pertaining to his position in the church, I have 
never seen or heard that he made a false step or did anything that proved 
him to be insincere or that was scandalous or of ill report, but on the con- 
trary very laudable and worthy of imitation. What secret defects he may 
have had were known to God and himself."* 

No sooner was Benjamin Eby ordained as minister than he advocated 
strongly the building of meeting-houses. His idea was to have houses of 
worship built in which to hold regular services. Private houses, he said, 
answered the purpose very well as long as the membership was small, but 
since we have had such a large increase in membership it has become 
necessary for us to have churches. He found strong opposition at first, 
' but the Erbs, Schneiders, Brubachers, Ebys and a few others, agreed with 
him on this point, and the result was that a log church was erected in 
1813. (See cut.) In this church Bishop Eby taught school during the 
winter months. The first regularly organized school in this section was 
held in a little log house situated near "Indian" Sam Eby's residence, now 
known as "Jacob Fry^s old place," on the south side of the road leading 
from the "Two Bridges" to Mill Creek, near the former residence of Jacob 
Y. Shantz. This building, containing but one room, was erected for a 
private house, but the party ordering its erection failed to make his ap- 
pearance, hence it was turned into a school house and utilized as such 
until the church was built in 1813. The school was first opened some 
time in October, 1809, by Mr. John Beatty, a native of Ireland, who came 
to the Eby Settlement, as Berlin was then called, some time during the 
summer of the same year. After being convinced that Mr. Beatty had a 
fair English education, the following parties, viz., Benjamin Eby, Joseph 
Schneider, George Eby, Samuel Eby ("Indian Sam"), Jacob Erb and 



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others, engaged him as their teacher for the winter months; School was 
generally-closed the week before Easter. Among the first jptrpils Vho 
attended this the first school opened in Ebytown we find David Erb, 
George Eby, Catharine E. Schneider, Jacob E. Schneider, Elizabeth E. 
Schneider, Nancy Eby, John Eby, Peter Eby and others. Mr. Beatty was 
re-engaged as their teacher in the fall of 1810, 'and according to the state- 
ments given me by some of the old pupils, he must have taught ithere 
three or four years in succession. After the erection <<sf the Mennonite 




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church in 1813 Ae.^hqql .was moved to jthat .plage,, where Bishop Eby 
taught for many winters in succession. In 1833 it was thought advisable 
•to 'erect a new church, owirig to the 'fact tfeaft the log church was too small 
to accommodate the large congregations that assembled here to worship. 
In 1834 the large church still standing was erected. (See cut.) This 
church is Still known as Eby's Meeting-House^, or, "'sEby's Versamm- 
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HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



Record of the Family of Bishop Benjamin Eby*. 

Benjamin Eby4 and his wife Maria Brubacher had a family of eleven 
children, as follows: 



Children. 



Born. 



Died. 



To .Whom Harried. 



ISAACS 

ELIASs 

SUSANNAHj • 
CATHARINES 

MARIA5 

BENJAM1N5 . . 

HENRYs 

CHRISTIANS . 
ABRAHAMS... 

JACOB B,s . . . . 

PETERs 



July 30, 1808 .... 
February 22, 1810 
February 8, 1812. 
July 25, 18 14.... 
March 14, 1816 . . 
February 10, 18 1 8 
January 25, 1820 . 

June 19, 1821 

November 21, 1823 

March 24, 1826 . . 

February 28, 1828 



May 20, 1874 

June 2, 1878 

September 23, 1819 
March 30, 1867 ..... 

June 21, 1861 

July 9, 1872 

March 11, 1855 

November 5, 1859. . 
August 24, 1885 . . . 

December 21, 1 882 . 



Veronica Shoemaker. 
Anna Weber. 

David Weber. 
William Boiiiberger. 
Elizabeth Cressman. 
Elizabeth Bowers. 
Mary Cressman. 
Lucy Hembling. 

{Lucy Kauffman, 
Elizabeth Schill. 
Susan Sparrow. 



The descendents of the above family are as follows : 

I. — The Family of Isaac Ebys and his Wife Veronica Shoemaker. 

Isaac Ebys, the eldest son of Benjamin Eby4, was born in the small 
log house on the 30th of July, 1808. He spent his single days at home 
on his father's farm. On the 30th day of October, 1831, he was married 
to Veronica Shoemaker, daughter of John and Mary (Shantz) Shoemaker, 
who was born February 2, 1815. In November of the same year of their 
marriage they moved on their farm, situated two and one-half miles east 
of Berlin, being the north-west part of Lot No. 120 of the German Com- 
pany Tract, in the Township and County of Waterloo, containing by 
admeasurement 188 acres. The farm was, with the exception of a few 
acres where their first house and log stables stood, heavily timbered 
with all kinds of hard wood. Wolves, bears and deer were quite 
numerous then, and the howling of wolves was their evening band. Here 
they lived for nearly forty-three years. A few months before his death he 
disposed of his farm to Mr. Moses Betzner. Of the numerous assistants 
they have, had on their farm George. Schmidt, afterwards a minister of the 
Gospel in the Mennonite Church, James Potter, now residing in Berlin, 
Jacob Becker, Barbara Rudy, now Mrs. Valentine Knechtel and mother 
of Rev. S. R. Knechtel, and Martha Allardyce, now of Toronto, were their 
favorites. These were always considered as members of their family. 

Isaac Ebys'and his wife had a family of ten children, as follows : 



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Children. 



Born. 



Died. 



To Whom Harried and When. 



MENN06 

MARY6 

ISAAC S.S 

DANIEL6 

CHRISTIANS .. 
THEODORE W. 
BARNABAS6 . . . 

EZRA E.6 

BENJAMIN S.6. 
LYDIA ANNS . . 



Feb. 19, 1833 
Jan. 13, 1835 
Oct. 31, 1837 
Feb. 3, 1840. 
Dec. 15, 1842 
Jan. 1, 1846 . 
Mar. 6, 1848. 
Aug. 9, 1850. 
July 29, 1853 
Apr. 25, 1856 



May 17, 1867 

Jan. 30, 1873 
July 7, 1870. 

Feb. 23, 1881 
Nov. 11, 1875 



Eliz. Sophia M. Becker, Sept. 1856. 
Abraham Groff, Nov. 23, 1852. 
Elizabeth Stauffer, May 10, 1859. 
Frances Myefs, March 18, 1 862. 
Catharine Clemens, May 24, 1868. 
Susan Reist, April 3Q, 1865. 
Unmarried. 

Mary Ann Clemmer, Aug. 10, 1871. 
Helen Zeigler, Oct. 2, 1878. 
Unmarried. 



i. Menno<>, the first member of the above family, is a book-keeper, 
and resides on Eby street, Berlin, Ont. He has a family of eight children, 
five of whom are still living. Their names are as follows : 1st, Eva Mag- 
dalena, married to George Erb. They have a family of two daughters and 
reside at North Branch, Michigan. 2nd, Sophia Maria, died in infancy. 
3rd, Louisa Matilda, resides in Berlin. 4th, Alexander, married to Nellie 
Watson, resides in Berlin. 5th, Ilda Isabella. 6th, Leander, died young. 
7th, Menno, died February 20, 1889, aged 20 years, 8 ^months and 15 
days. He had been employed in Rochester, N. Y., but came home to 
Berlin, Ont., to die. 8th, Nellie Grace. 

2. Mary6 was married. to Abraham Groff, a farmer. They resided 
on a farm two and one-half miles north of Waterloo, Ont., where they 
were blessed with a family of thirteen children, quite a few of whom, how- 
ever, died in infancy. Their names are as follows: 1st, Susannah, died 
in infancy. 2nd, Levi, married to Nancy Brubacher. They have one 
daughter and reside near the old place. 3rd, Leah, married to Franklin 
Shantz. They have a family of four children and reside on a farm ad-' 
joining her mother's. 4th, Ezra, died young. 5th, Maria, married to 
Amos Weber They have a family of two children and reside on a farm 
two miles south of Berlin. 6th, Lydia Ann, married to Silas Bowman. 
They have a family of three children and reside on a farm near Floradale, 
Ont. 7th, Matilda; 8th, Isaac 'Eby ; 9th, Hannah; 10th, Emma, died 
in infancy; 1 ith, Abraham ; 12th, Benjamin, died in infancy ; 13th, Jacob. 

3. Isaac S. 6 is a farmer and at present resides on a farm near New 
Hamburg, Ont. He has had a family of ten children, of whom three are 
dead. Their names are as follows: 1st, Maria, who was fist married to 
Noah Woolner and lived in Alborough Township, Elgin County, Ont. 
They had a family of five children when Mr. Woolner died. She married 
the second time to Joseph Nevetzeral, of Rodney, Elgin Co., Ont. 2nd, 
Fannie, married to George Rush and lives in Gorrie, Huron County, Ont. 



34 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

She has one child. 3rd, Harriet, died young. 4th, Isaiah. 5th, Martha, 
married to John G. Jutzi. They have two children and reside in Newark, 
Gratiot County, Mich. 6th, Angeline. 1th, Lizzie, died young. 8th, 
Neander, died young. 9th, Jemima. 10th, Benjamin S. 

4. Daniels lived on a farm near Macton, in Wellesley Township, Water- 
loo County, Ont. When ailing he moved home on his father's place near 
Berlin, where he died. He had a family of three children : 1st, Emma 
Zalena, married to August Israel. They had one child which died in in- 
fancy. They own and occupy a farm at Strasburg, Ont. 2nd, Theoph- 
ilus, died young. 3rd, Effa Zilpha, married to Charles Meyer, a miller 
by trade. They have a family of four children, of whom one died. They 
reside in Meaford, Ont. 

5. Christian 6 lives at the "Two Bridges", South Ward, Berlin. He 
follows gardening in Summer and butchering in Winter. He has a family 
of five children, as follows: Lydia Ann, James Edward, Isabella, Jacob 
Foster, Isaac C. They are all at home yet and unmarried. 

6. Theodores, left no heirs. He lived On the old homestead. 

7. Ezra E. 6 , at present residing near the town of Berlin, followed 
teaching public schools for 20 years, and is now engaged in the printing 
business in Berlin. He has had a family of five children, of whom the 
eldest son, Ira, died when 14 years of age. Odo, Ion, Leo, and the 
youngest is Ina, the only daughter. 

8. Benjamin S. 6 , left no heirs. He resided in Berlin and, in com- 
pany, with Mr. Jacob B. Fellman, carried on the mercantile business. 

II. — The Family of Elias Ebys, and his Wife Anna Weber. 

Elias Ebys, the second son of Benjamin Ebyt, was married to Anna 
Weber, daughter of Benjamin and Veronica (Martin) Weber. After their 
marriage they moved on the farm now owned by Simeon Brubacher, son 
of the late Samuel Brubacher. From there they moved to Bridgeport, 
Ont., where he, in company with Barnabas Devitt, carried on the milling 
and mercantile business, besides running a large farm. Elias Eby 5 died 
rather suddenly on the 2nd day of June, 1878. He had a family- of ten 
children, as follows : 

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HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



35 



Children. 



Bom. 



Died. 



To Whom Harried. 



MARY6 

JOSIAH6 

BENJAMIN W.6 . 
MAGDALENA6 . . 

VERONICA 6 

ANNIE6 

ELIAS W.6 



TOBIAS 6 

CHRISTIAN W.6. 
MOSES6 



September 23, 1835. 

April io, 1837 

July 26, 1839 

August 26, 1841 
September 19, 1843. 
December 19, 1845 ■ 

July 6, 



October 4, 1850 

March 28, 1853 . . 
November 20, 1855 . 



July 1st, 1855. 
August 26, 1847. 



November- 



-1885. 



August 28, 1883 

September 24, 1872. 
May 16, 1855. 
November 20, 1855. 



Hannah Kraft. 

Isaac E. Shantz. 

Aaron E. Shantz. 

Benjamin Reesor. 
t Resided in Califor- 
| nia, died in Mich. 



1. Benjamin W.6 resides on a farm»at Caledonia, Kent County, 
Michigan. His family is as follows : Norman, Lydia Ann, Albert and 
Laura, all of whom are at home yet. Norman follows farming and Albert 
is a teacher. , 

2. Magdalena 6 is married to Isaac E. Shantz and lives in Bridge- 
port, where they own a beautiful farm. They have had a family of six 
children, as follows : Josiah, married to Eliza Shantz, has a family of three 
children and resides in Berlin ; Tilman, died young ; Edmund is married 
to Susannah Groff and resides on the old homestead ; Elmina, Mary 
Ann and Milton are still at home. 

3. Veronica 6 resided in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where her husband 
still resides. She had a family of eight children, of whom five are dead. 
Their names are : Nettie (died), Malinda (died), Jacob (died), Adaline, 
Edwin (died), Ida, Elsie (died) and Edith. 

4. Anna 6 , married to Benjamin Reesor, resides in New Market, York 
County, Ontario, where her husband carries on a large milling business. 
They have three children : Harry, Walter and Fannie. 

III. — Susannahs, First Daughter of Benjamin Eby 4 . 

Susannah, the third member and the eldest daughter of the family of 
Bishop Benjamin Eby+ died at the age of 7 years, 7 months and 15 days. 

IV. — The Family of Catharine Ebys and her Husband 
David Weber. 
. Catharines, the fourth member and the second daughter of the family 
ofBenjamin Eby-t was born on the 25th day of July, 1814. She was mar- 
ried February 3, 1833, to David Weber, son of Benjamin and Veronica 
(Martin) Weber. They moved on their farm now forming the North 
Ward of the Town of Berlin. Their farm buildings were situated near 
where the Grand Trunk R. R. station is now situated. Some time before 



36 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



the Grand Trunk Rail Road was built they sold their farm to Rev. Abra- 
ham Weber and moved two and three-fourths of a mile east of Berlin, on 
the east end of Lot No. 1 20, where they resided until their death. They 
had a family of eleven children, as follows : 



Children. 



Born. 



Died. 



To Whom Harried. ■ 



ELIAS6 

SUSANNAHS... 

ANDREW6 

MARY6 

PETER6 

MAGDALENA 6 
VERONICAS . . . 
THEODORES . . 
HENRY E.6 . . . . 
LUCINDAS... 
MATILDA 6 ... 



February 22, 1834. . 

April 19, 1836 

August 3, 1838 

November 25, 1841. 
September 21, 1843. 
February 21, l§46. . 

April 21, 1848 

September 23, 1850. 
April 4, 1853 

September 6, 1855 . 



August 7th, 1863. 



September 16, 1883. 



Mary Shoemaker. ' 
John Shuh. 
Veronica Shantz. 
Moses Devitt. 
Magdalena Clemens. 
Amos Weaver. 
Jacob Kinzie. 
Sarah Woolner. 
Anna Zeller. 
Eli C. Shantz. 
Casper Schmidt. 



i. Elias 6 , the eldest son of Catharine Eby and her husband David 
Weber, was born in the Town of Berlin, Ont., on the 22nd day- of Febru- 
ary, 1834. He spent his boyhood days on the farm. During the winter 
months he attended the common public schools. On the 20th of March, 
1855, he was married to Mary Shoemaker. They now reside on the old 
Kunniman farm, one mile west of Breslau, Ont, on the Berlin Road. 
They have had a family of nine children, as follows : Sarah, died young ; 
Simon, died young ; Lovina, married to Jacob Woolner ; Leah, died 
young ; Nancy, married to Aaron Schiedel ; Lydia, married to David 
Reist ; Amos, Israel and Mary. In his young days he joined the church 
of his choice, the Mennonite, and a few years later he was chosen as a 
deacon. He was afterwards called to the ministry on the Cressman field 
of labor, and finally, upon the death of Bishop Joseph Hagey, he was or-, 
dained Bishop. He is of a genial and sociable disposition, but guards 
himself against frivolity. He is generally well received by the people, 
beloved by all, and it may be said of him that he is one of those men who 
make for themselves many friends and few enemies. • His talent as a min- 
ister compares favorably with that of the majority of our day. His educa- 
tion is rather limited, but he has studied and made good progress in the 
acquisition of Bible knowledge. His preaching is spiritual and at most 
times powerful and convincing, having great effect on the large audience 
generally present. That he has the confidence and high esteem of the 
whole congregation, is evident from the fact that he was chosen as one of 
the candidates for the office of Bishop. May he be spared for many years 
to come, and may his labors be crowned with glorious success in winning 
souls for the Lord. 



HISTORY OF THE EEY FAMILY. , 37 

«, 

'2. Susannah 6 was born on the 19th of April, 1836, and died on the 
7th of August, 1863. She was married to John Shuh,. of the Town of 
Waterloo, and left a family of two sons, Franklin, married to Catharine 
Shantz, and Levi, married to Emma Schwartz. 

3. Andrew 6 , the second son of Catharine Ebys and her husband 
David Weber, was born August 3, 1838. The house in which he was 
born was situated on the exact spot where now the Grand Trunk station 
is standing. He is married to Veronica Shantz. He follows farming and 
owns a beautiful farm situated on the north-eastern outskirts of the Town 
of Berlin, Ont., on the Lancaster Road. They have had a family of eight 
children, as follows : Malissa and Ellen^ both died in infancy, Sabina, 
Ephraim, Manasseh, Elsie, Edwin and Ivan. 

4. Mary, 6 the fourth member of the family, is married to Moses 
Devitt, a farmer. They reside on a farm, at West Montrose, Waterloo 
County, Ontario, and have a family of six children, as follows : Albert, 
Edwin, Malinda, Malissa, Noah and Mary. 

5. Peter E. 6 , the fifth member of .the family, is a miller by trade and 
was married June 5, 1870, to Magdalena Clemens, who was born on the 
8th of May, 1844, and died on the 5th of October, 1874. They left no 

"is,sue. He is still a widower and has his home with his brothers Theo- 
dore and Henry. 

6. Magdalena 6 , the sixth member of the family, was mrried to Amos 
Weaver. They lived on a farm near Listowel, Perth County, Ont. She 
left a family of seven children, as follows : Mary Ann, Ida, Allan, Albert, 
Lucinda, Menno and Solomon. 

7. Veronica 6 , the seventh member of the family, is married to Jacob 
Kinzie,'a farmer. They reside near Mildmay, Ontario, and have a family 
of six children, namely : Elam, Rosetta, Isaiah, Agabus, Luanna and 
William Bruno. 

8. Theodore 6 , the eighth member of the family, is married to Sarah 
Woolner and resides on the old homestead, which he and his brother 
Henry purchased some years ago from the estate of their father. He has 
a family of four children, as follows : Susannah, Simon (died), Celina and 
Hannah. 

9. Henry E. 6 , the youngest son, is married to Anna Zeller. He 
follows farming and lives on the old homestead. They have a small 
family of two children, Ada Cecilia and Laura May. 

10. Lucinda 6 is married to Eli C. Shantz and lives on a farm about 



38 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



two miles east 'of Berlin. They have a family of two children, . namely : 
Velina and Sylvester. 

ii. Matilda* is married to Casper Schmidt. ' They reside on a farm 
a few miles north of Preston and have five child.en, as follows : Harvey, 
Isaiah, Milton ; the names of the other two were not ascertained. 

V. — -Maria Ebys and her Husband William Bomberger. 

Maria Ebys, the third and youngest daughter of Bishop Benjamin 
Eby4, was born on the 14th of March, 18 16. She was married to William 
Bomberger (born May 30, 18 16). son of Christian and Mary (Erb) Bom- 
berger. After their marriage they moved pn a farm three miles east of 
Berlin. From there they moved on a small farm two and one : half miles 
north of Waterloo, where they both died. She died June 21, 1861, aged 
45 years, 3 months and 7 days. He died January 22, 1886, aged 69 
years, 7 months and 2 2. days. They left no heirs. 



VI. — The Family of Benjamin E. Ebys and his Wife 
Elizabeth Cressman. 

Benjamin E. Ebys, the sixth member and third son of the family of 
Bishop Benjamin Eby 4 , was born on the 10th of February, 1818. He 
was married to Elizabeth Cressman, daughter of Abraham and Mary 
(Schneider) Cressman. She was born October 4, 1818, and died Febru- 
ary 23, 1889, aged 70 years, 4 months and 19 days. They moved on a 
farm two and one-half miles east of Berlin, on south-west part of Lot No. 
120, G. C. T., where they lived for many years. During their old age 
they lived with their son-in-law, John Erb, where they died. They were 
blessed with a family of five children, as follows : 

Children. Born. Died. To Whom Harried. 



MARY6 

AMOS6 

LEAH6 

SARAH6 

SUSANNAHS... 



June 17, 1840.. 
April 13, 1842 . 
November 22, 1 
April 24, 1847 . 
July 31, 1849 .. 



844. 



March 1, 1880 . 
March 2, 1852. 



John Erb. 
Hettie Moyer. 
Moses Kenzie. 
David Mpyer. 



i. Mary 6 , the first member of the above family, is married to John 
Erb. They reside on a farm two miles south of Berlin, on the north side 
of the Preston Road. They have two children, Angeline and Sarah. 
Angeline is married to Abraham Henry Warn bold. 

2. Amos 6 , the only son of Benjamin E. Ebys, was born April 13, 1842. 
He was married February 9, 1864, to Hettie Moyer. He commenced 
farming at home on his father's farm, but in the year 1870 he moved on 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. i 39 

his own farm in Maryborough, Wellington County, Ontario, where he 
resided for a number of years. Since entering the ministry of the Men- 
nonite Brethren in Christ he has disposed of his farm, and at present he 
is stationed on the Port Elgin field of labor, where he is doing a noble 
■ work for pur Lord. As a minister he > has proVed successful on every field 
on which he has been stationed by the conference. Like his. , cousin < 
Bishop Elias Weber, the winter months only of his youthful days were 
spent at school, while during the summer months he was engaged in tilling 
the soil, hence his education is also limited, yet he is a good speaker in 
both languages, is well read in Bible literature, and is filled with that 
Spirit which comes from on high. May his efforts be crowned with glori- 
ous success. He has a family of six children, as follows : Allan, Louisa, 
Matilda, Norman (died), Josiah (died), Ida. 

3. LEAH6 is married to Moses Kenzie, a farmer. They live on the 
Preston Road, two miles south of Breslau, Waterloo County, Ontario, 
near Cressman's Meeting-House. They have two children, Simon, mar- 
ried to Sarah Kraft, and Lovina. 

4. Sarah6 was married to David S. Moyer. They resided on a farm 
near Lebanon, Maryborough Township, Wellington County, Ontario, 
where she died on the ist of March, 1880. They had a family of seven 
children, of whom three died before their mother : Lucinda (died), Urias 
(died), Lizzie, Adaline (died), Phoebe, Ida and Sarah. 

5. Susannah 6 was born July 31, 1849, and died March 2, 1852, 
aged 2 years and 7 months. 

VII. — The Family of Henry Ebys and his Wife Elizabeth Bowers. 

Henry Ebys, the fourth son of Bishop Benjamin Eby*, received a fair 
school education. He was a printer by trade and for some time editor 
and publisher of the Deutscher Canadier, issued weekly ,at Berlin, Ont. 
He also published many books and all kinds of English and German liter- 
ature. His printing office and residence were situated on the west side of 
King Street, South Ward,- Berlin, about 150 yards from the Market House. 
The property is now owned by the heirs of the late Isaac Ebys. The 
widow of Isaac Eby resides in the old residence, and the printing office 
has been turned into a dwelling house, which is rented to a daughter of 
the late Mr. Bitzer, who has been residing in it for a number of years.-- 
Henry Ebys was married on the 22nd of August, 1843, to Elizabeth Bow- 
ers, who was born November 12,, 1825. He left a family of three daugh- 
ters, as follows : .: . ' 



40 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

Children. Bom, Died. To Whom Married, 

Richard C. Cowan. 
Isaac B. Burkholder 
Daniel E. Bowman. 



JULIA ANNA6 . 

HARRIET6 

ADELAIDE6 . . . 



August 15, 1844 

October 10, 1846. . . 
September 9, 1848. . 



May I, 1877 

i. Julia Ann'A6, now residing in the Town of Berlin, Ontario, is 
married to Richard C. Cowan, and has a family of nine children, namely, 
Robert Henry, William Craig, Charles Edward, Walter Richard (died), 
Thomas Albert, Maria Louisa, Richard Eby, Frederick Harold, Alice Olga. 

2. Harriet 6 was married to Isaac B. Burkholder, who died some 
years ago. She now resides in Port Huron, Michigan. She has had a 
family of four children, of whom one is dead, as follows : Arthur Henry _ 
(died), Daniel Fairford, Alfred and Mary Alice. 

3. Adelaide 6 was married to Daniel E. Bowman. She died May 
1, I877, without issue. 

VIII. — Christian Ebys and his Wife Mary Cressman. 

Christian Ebys, the fifth son and eighth member of Bishop Benjamin 
Eby's* family, was born June 19, 182 1. He was received as a member of 
the Mennonite Church while yet a young man. On the 26trh of,February, 
1854, he was ordained as a minister of the church. The congregation 
soon found him to be a man of more than ordinary talents. Havjng his 
mind well stored with biblical and other knowledge, besides being endued 
with grace and unction from oh high, he was fully qualified for the work 
of the ministry. He ranked with the best ministers of the church in his 
day, and was by all considered • sound in the doctrine of their famous 
founder, Menno Simon. He did not, like some, try to build the house 
of God, the Lord's temple, with wood, hay and stubble, but with gold, 
silver and precious stones. His sermons were generally well prepared for 
the various occasions, full of logic, adapted to the wants of the hearers and 
attended with divine influence and power, hence deep and lasting impres- 
sions were made upon his large congregations. The writer heard him, 
preach telling sermons even within the first years of his ministry, and many 
times afterwards. He was very punctual in attending to his appointments 
and faithful in visiting the poor and all members of the church placed 
under his charge. He had words of cheer and comfort for all, always 
directing them to Him who died for all. During the year 1857 it was 
noticed that his health was failing, and, to the great loss of the church, he, 
on the 5th day of November, 1859, passed out of this vale of tears to 
mansions above, where all is peace and joy. He was married to Mary 
Cressman, daughter of Abraham and Mary (Schneider) Cressman. She 
was born December 17, 1820, and died April 23, 1867. They resided on 



HISTpRY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

the old, homestead of bis father, Bishop Benjamin Eby. 
children, who lived but a few hours, as follows : 

i. Tobias 6 , born June 13, 1858, died June 13, 1858. 
2. Mary 6 , born May 26, 1859, died May 26, 1859. 



41 

They had two 



IX. — The Family of Abraham Ebys and his Wife Lucy Hemblinc 

Abraham Eby 5, the sixth son of Bishop Benjamin Eby*, was born on 
the old homestead on the 21st day of November, 1823. On the 30th day 
of April, 1843, he was married to Lucy Hembling, who was born August 
9, 1822. Soon after their marriage they moved on a farm two and one- 
half miles east of Berlin. This farm is now owned by Henry Cressman. 
Here they resided nearly five years, when they moved on another farm 
two and one-half miles north of the Town of Waterloo, where they lived 
for about five years, then they sold out and moved to the village of Bridge- 
port, where they resided until his death. His widow still owns and 
occupies the old homestead. They had a family of eleven children, given, 
as follows : 



Children. 



Born. 



Died. 



To Whom Harried. 



HANNAHe 

MAGDALENA6. 

TILMAN6 

PHOEBEe 

HERMANS 

EDWARD6 

NOAHs 

CHARLOTTE6 . 

DIANNA6 

WILLIAM6 

ISAAC H.s 



February 12, 1844. . 

April 19, 1845 

April 3, 1847 

July 20, 1849 

July 11, 1851 

September 9, 1853 . 
February 25, 1857. . 

January 9, 1859 

March 14, 1861 

November 25, 1862. 
May 21, 1865 



May 1, 1850. 



July 23, 1859. 



July 27, 1862. 



Jonas B. Detwiler. 
John Autnan. 

Henry Lachman. 
Mary Ann Heiseman. 

Susan Hilborn. 
Charles Van Pelt. 

Susan Goeler. 
Bertha Limpert. 



i. Hannahs, the eldest of the above family, has had children as fol- 
lows : Louisa Jane, Lucy Ann, Adelaide Matilda, Mary Etta, Irwin (died), 
Hannah (died), Magdalena^ (died), Harvey (died). Her husband is a 
carpenter and they reside in the Town of Berlin, Ont. 

2. Magdalena 6 resides in Marion, Kansas. She has a family of 
seven children, namely: Edward Leander, Lucy Malinda, Henry David, 
[da Elenor, Charlotte Anna, John Oscar and Angelina. Her husband is 
1 ferrier and blacksmith. 

3. Tilman 6 , the first son, died May 1, 1850, aged 3 years and 28 days. 

4. Phoebe 6 resides in Bridgeport, Ont., and has a family as follows : 
Lucy Etta, Charles Edward, Mary Ann, Albert L. (died), Isaac Oscar, Leah 



42 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

Elizabeth, William Henry, Abraham Odo, Milton (died), Charlotte Ina. 
Her husband is a cooper by trade and is employed in Mr. Peter Shirk's 
■cooperage. 

5. Herman6 resides in the Town of Berlin, Ont, and is agent for 
various companies and manufacturers. His family is as follows : Lilly ■ 
(dead), Allan Alexander, Adelaide Matilda, Estella, Hermenia, Stanley. 

6. Edward6 was accidentally killed at a Sabbath school celebration, 
on a Saturday afternoon, July 23, 1859. 

7. Noah 6 lives in the village of Bloomingdale, Ontario, where he is 
foreman in Mr. O. Oberholtzer's factory. He has a family as follows : 
Abraham, William Edward, Charlotte', Emma, Delia May, Lucy Dorcus. 

8. Charlotte 6 is married to Mr. Charles Van Pelt and resides in 
Marion, Kansas. She has two sons, namely: Clarence Eby, and an infant 
■son of whose name we have not been informed. 

9. DiAnnas died July 27, 1862, aged 1 year, 4 months and 13 days. 
10. William 6 resides in the village of Bridgeport, Ontario, and is a 

cooper by trade. He has a family of four children, namely, Edward, 
Henry, William and Anna. 

n. Isaac H. 6 is also a cooper by trade and resides at home with his 
-mother in Bridgeport, Ontario. 

X. — The Family of Jacob B. Ebys and his Wife Lucy Kauffman. 

Jacob B. Ebys, the seventh son of Bishop Benjamin Eby+, was born 
on the 24th of March, 1826. After his marriage in September, 1845, to 
Lucy Kauffman (born February 26, 1830, and died September 24, 1877), - 
he moved on his farm three miles north of the Town of Waterloo, Ont, 
where he resided for a number of years. He afterwards went into the 
milling business in partnership with his brother Elias, having purchased 
Barnabas Devitt's interest in the firm of Eby & Devitt, Bridgeport, Ont. 
In 1867 he sold his interest in the Bridgeport Mills and purchased the 
Salem Mills, where he carried on the business for some years. Some 
time within the years 1875-6 he disposed of his Salem property and moved ■'-, 
to the Town of Waterloo, where his wife, Lucy Kauffman, died. On the , 
1 6th of September, 1878, he was married a second time to Elizabeth Schill 
(born May 12, 1848), to whom his youngest child was born. He died on 
the 2.1st of December, 1882. He had a large family, as follows : 

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HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



43 



Children. 



Born. 



Died. 



To Whom Harried. 



FRANKUN6 . . . 

ANDREWS 

AMELIAS 

BLANDINAa . . . 
MAGDALEN AS. 

NANCYe 

CAROLINE 6 . . . 

URIAS6 

HEJMRYe 

DANIEL6 

ALLEN 6 

IDAe 

EMMAe 

ABBIE6 

JACOB 6 ., 

JACOB B.6 



July 13, 1846 

November; 19, 1847 
September 1, 1849 
November 30, 1850 

July I, 1852 

July 13, 1854 

January 22, 1856 . 
December 23, 1857 
October 10, 1859 . . 
October 4, 1861 . . . 
March 17, 1563. 
October 22, 1864 . . 
June 22, 1866. 
June II, 1867. 

June 2, 1870 

May 27, 1879. 



December 19, 1877 
August 18, 1876 . . . 



July 26, 1886 . 
May 19, 1864. 



June 2, 1870. 



Hulda Butler. 
Magdalena Sbeder. 
Hugh Street. 
William Brydon. 
Charles Findlay. 
Never married. 
Never married. 

Never married. < 



George Steed. 



1. Franklin 6 , born July 13, 1846, is married to Huldah Butler. 
They have no children. At present they reside in Port Huron, Mich. 

2. Andrew 6 , born November 19, 1847, is married to Magdalena 
"Soeder. He is a miller by trade and at present resides in the village of 

Preston, Ontario. They have a family of two sons, namely : Oscar S. 
and Herbert A. 

3. Amelia 6 , born September 1, 1849, is married to Hugh Street, a, 
butcher by trade. They reside in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and have a family 
of five children, as follows : Lucy Amelia, Charles Franklin, Mary Beatrice 
(dead), Nancy Eby, Hugh Russell. 

4. Blandina 6 , born November 30, 18.50, is married to William Bry- 
don, a miller and farmer. At present they reside at Shoal Lake, Manitoba, 
and have a family of seven children, namely : Andrew Eby, Charles Will- 
iam, Ida May, Emma Maud, Walter Henry, Allan Alexander and James 
Lloyd. 

v 5. Magdalena 6 born July 1, 1852, is married to Charles Findlay, a 
farmer and engineer. At present they reside at Shoal Lake, Manitoba. 
They have had six children, as follows : Jacob B., Agnus Leuce, James 
Lloyd (dead), C nar l es Stanley, Ella Caroline, Urias Irwin. 

6. Nancy 6 was born July 13, 1854, and died in Salem, Ontario, on 
the 19th of December, 1877, aged 23 years, 5 months and 6 days. She 

"resided with her sister Magdalena. 

7. Caroline 6, was born January 22, 1856, and died in Waterloo on 
the 18th day of August, 1876, aged 20 years, 7 months and 26 days. 

8. Urias, born December 23, 1857, is unmarried- He lives at Pal- 
nlerston, Ontario, and follows the mercantile life. 



44' HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

9. Henry 6 was born October to, 1859. After he was 18 years of 
age he went out West and *ook up land near Shoal Lake, Manitoba, where 
he resided for a few years. In the spring of 1 886 he took sick, when he 
came east as far as Winnipeg, to his sister Amelia, where he died on the 
26th of July, 1886, aged 26 years, 9 months and 16 days. 

10. Daniel 6 was born October 4, 1861. On the 19th of May, 1864, 
he fell off a fence and was instantly killed, aged 2 years, 7 months and 
15 days. 

11. Allan 6 , born March 17, 1863, is unmarried and resides in Win- 
nipeg, Manitoba. 

[2. Ida 6 , born October 22, 1864, is married to George Steed. They 
have one child, Ivah, and reside in Owosso, Michigan. 

13. Emma 6 , born June 22, 1866, is unmarried and resides with her 
sisters in the North-West. 

14. Abbie 6 , born June 11, 1867, is unmarried. He is a button turner 
by trade and has his home with A. C. Clemmer's, Berlin, Ontario. 

15. Jacob 6 , born and died June 2, 1870. 

16. Jacob B. 6 , son of Jacob B. Eby'ss second wife, Elizabeth Schill, 
was born May 27, 1879. He resides with his mother in the Town of 
Waterloo, Ontario. 

XI. — The Family of Peter Ebys and his Wife Susan Sparrow. 

Peter Ebys, the youngest son of Bishop Benjamin Eby+, was born on 
the old homestead in the Town of Berlin on the 28th day of February, 
1828. In his younger days he was engaged as a teacher in our public 
1 schools. He afterwards became interested in the printing business and 
was for a number of years proprietor and publisher of the Berlin Telegraph 
and Deutscher Canadier; he was also Crown agent. In 1856 he moved to 
the State of New York. He finally locateed in Buffalo, where he has 
carried on the printing business with great success for the last 30 years. 
On the 30th of September, 1847, he was married to Susan Sparrow, who 
was born April 28, 1826, died November 17, 1888, aged 62 years, 6 
months and 26 days. They had a family of three sons, namely : 

Children. Born. Died. To Whom Harried. 



ISIDORE E.6 . 
ALBERT M. . . 
BENJAMIN T.6 



December 9, 1848 
October 22, 1850. 
December 2, 1852 



Agnes Aussem Stoddard. 
Julia Clark. 



June 3, 1853. 

1. Isidore E. 6 , a millwright by trade, resides in the Town of Gait, 
Ontario. He is married to Agnus Aussem Stoddard, of the same place. 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



45 



She was born on the 27th of February, 1853, and they were married on. 
the 29th of July, 1874. Their children are as follows : Mary Florence, 
born June 12, 1876; Lillian Margaret, born June 24, 1878; Albert Henry,, 
born December 22, 1879; Kate Norma, born March 6, 1882. 

2. Albert Milton 6 , a printer by trade, is at present residing in the 
City of Buffalo, N. Y., where he is engaged as foreman in some large 
'printing establishment. On tne 6th of September, 1886, he was married 
to Julia Clark, who was born August 21, 1850. They have no family. 

Record of the Family of Maria Eby* (Brubacher). 

Maria Eby4, the youngest daughter of Christian Eby 3 and his wife 
Catharine Bricker, was born on the 12th day of October, 1787, in the old 
homestead mansion on Hammar Creek. Some time in October, 1807,, 
she was married to Jacob Brubacher, who was born January 27, 1782, 
and died July 13, 1854, aged 72 years, 6 months and 3 days. Maria and 
her husband lived on the old Brubacher homestead, on the north side of 
Hammar Creek at the foot of the "Furnace Hills." She was of medium 
height and well proportioned, had a round face, plump • and rosy , 
features, black hair and sparkling eyes. The expression of her counte- 
nance was pleasant, she had an intelligent mind and was of a kind dispo- 
sition. She was well read in the Scriptures and the old German Hymn 
Book — "Unpartheiisches Gesangbuch" — the standard singing book of the 
Old Mennonite Church. Many a troubled soul who came to her for 
comfort went away rejoicing, feeling thankful to God for the wholesome 
and refreshing words of cheer imparted by such a venerable old lady. — 
She died on the 16th of April, 1864, aged 76 years, 6 months and 4 days. 

They had a family of nine children, as follows : 



Children. 



Born. 



Died. 



To Whom Harried. 



SUSAN S 

MARY 5 

CATHARINES . . . 

SEMs 

HENRY E.5 

ISAACS 



JACOB E.5 

ANNA E. 5 

ELIZABETH E.s. 



February 6, 1868. . 
October 14, 1809. . 
February 22, 18,11. 
January 11, 1813. . 
February I, 1815. . 

March II, 1817. . . 

June 14, 1821 

June 19, 1824 

December 1 , 1826 . 



December 17, 1887 
October 20, 1855 . . 
September 9, 1887. 



January 5, 1873 . . . 
October 27, 1853. . 



Jacob Brubacher. 
John Reist. 
Benjamin Hershey. 
Magdalena Nissly. 
Mary Hershey. 

J Rebecca Hershey. 

I Anna Herr. 
Elizabeth Hershey. 
Abraham Hershey. 
Unmarried. 



The following is a list of the descendants of the above family : 



(See next page.) 



46 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

I. — The Family of Susan Brubachers and her Husband 
Jacob Brubacher. 

(Married March 21, 1826.) 

Children. Born. Died. To Whom Married. Grandchildren. 

PETER B.6 , 1828 Elizabeth Landis .—Henry L., Mary L., Anna L. 

MARY B.6 ,1832 llS^y?™---- U°i*™=- 

JOHN B.6 Jan. 27, 1836. , 1853. I J ohn Erb I 

ELIZABETH B.6 Jan. 18, 1842. Mar. 23, 1871 Christ. Oberholtzer— Jacob B., Christian B. 

II. — The Family of Mary Brubachers and her Husband John Reist, 

(John Reist was born March 16, 1805 ; died June 6, 1877.) 

Children. Born, Died. To Whom Married. Grandchildren, 

( Levi R., Fannie R., Barbara R. 

ANNA B.6 June 20, 1829 Henry S. Nissly . . -< Maria R., Amos R., Anna R. 

(Deacon.) ( Henry R., Amanda R. 

HENRY B Mar. 16, 1832 Mar. i 4> 1879 Cath. S. Gerber . . i £•' <>•■ J oh £ G -. Mary G. 

J v a ( Henry G., Emma G., Anna G. 

CHRISTIAN B.6 Aug. 31, 1834 Feb. 24, 1862 Barbara Rutt —No issue. 

MARY B.6 June 4, 1837 John K. Nissly. . i || r ^R-. Maria R. 

BARBARA B.6. . Oct. 1, 1839 Henry S. Snavely. J Martin R., Maria R., Lizzie R. 

I Henry R., Barbara R., John R. 

JOHN B.6 April 16, 1842 FannieS. Frank., i gatie F., Clara F., Anna F. 

•* ■ * \ Henry F., John F. 

( Amelia P., Lizzie P., Amos P. 

JACOB B.6....... Sept. 18, 1844 Mary E. Peifer . .. < Mary P., AmandaP., AdalineP., 

( Christian P., EmmaP.,SusanP. 

SARAH B.6 Jan. if*, 1847 Israel G. Erb \ S™ 1 ™ 1 * 11 -' ^ary R. 

SAMUEL B.6... April 20, 1849 Feb. I9 , i8 S 2. 1 Katie R., Minnie R. 

CATHARINEB6 Dec. 3, 1851 ' Christian L. Nissly i f/ 1 " 1 ^ ^■"^ lman _ R - ,. 

' I Martin R., John Franklin. 

Ill— Catharine Brubachers and her Husband Benjamin Hershey. 

Catharine Brubachers was born February 22, 18 n, and died October 
20, 1855, aged 44 years, 10 months and 28 days. She was married to 
Benjamin Hershey, who was born October 26, i8o4, and died October 4, 
1882, aged. 77 years, 11 months and 8 days. They left no issue. 

IV. — The Family of Sem Brubachers and his Wife 
Magdalena Nissly. 

(Magdalena Nissly was born June 25, 1814 ; married in 1834.) 

ma !?!££•£;« . « u B0111, o Died ' To Whom Married. 

limlnS? - ?f 0berI «'« 835 -- I Mary Ann Snavely. 

J AC0B N - 6 I J u 'y 2 5> ^38 I I Barbara H. Stauffer. 

i. Martin N.«, the eldest son of the above family, was born in Eliz- 
abeth Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, on the ntjh of October, 
1835. On the 26th of October, 1856 he was married to Mary Ann" 
Snavely, who was born Sept. 28, 1837. He resides at Mt. Joy, and is a 
Justice of the Peace, Notary Public and Surveyor. They have but one 
child, a daughter, named Fannie S. 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



47 



2. Jacob N. Brubacher^ was born July 25, 1838, near Mt. Joy, in 
Rapho Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. On the 1st of Nov., 
1857, he married to Barbara H. Stauffer, who was born July 15, 1833. 
They reside on the old homestead of his father, Sem Brubacher, and have 
had a family of six children, as follows : 



Children, 

ENOS S.7 

FANNIE S.7 

MARTIN S.7 

DAVID S.7 

MAGDALENAS. 
SEM S.7 



Bom. 

March 14, 1859 

July 25, i860 

July 23, 1862 

May 5, 1867 

December 11, 1869. 
September 29, 1872 



Died. 
March 14, 1859 . . 
January IO, 1865. 

January 12, 1870. 



To Whom Married, 

{Emma Frances Wit- 
mer,onDec.n,i883 



1 Jacob N. Brubacher and his wife united with the church of their 
choice (the Old Mennonite) on the 8th of October, 1859. He was or- 
dained to the ministry on the 6th of June, 1865, and ordained as Bishop 
on the 25th of December, 1867. He is a very sociable man and has 
numerous friends, which are scattered over his entire field of labor. He 
is a kind and indulgent husband and a very affectionate father. He is 
very punctual in his ministerial duties, is always at his post and never 
(through his fault), behind time. Whatever his defects and faults may 
be (and who is without them ?) no one who is acquainted with him doubts 
his christian character. He is firm and decided and never ashamed to 
Confess his Saviour. He is a highly esteemed and beloved minister of the 
Gospel, and nearly everybody (if not all) loves to hear him preach. His 
sermons are simple, full of life and power, and they generally make deep 
and lasting impressions. His fine voice and pleasing manners, and also 
the fact of his preaching only short sermons, gain for, him the reputation 
of being a masterly preacher. He preaches with great earnestness and his 
pulpit efforts are often very powerful and resistless and crowned with 
glorious success; sinners are awakened and converted, and believers are 
edified and strengthened in the work of grace. He is held in high esteem 
beyond his own church connection, being often requested by members of 
other Christian denominations to preach funeral sermons, for which he is 
specially adapted, since he is capable of preaching in both the English 
and German languages. He has a great talent for music and spends 
much time in singing. To him it is a most delightful exercise, and no 
doubt a source of much enjoyment. I imagine still hearing him sing the 
favorite old hymns, "Jesus, lover of my soul" and "Rock of Ages," and a 
few German hymns, which he sang for the writer and his wife while paying 
him a visit in September, 1876. May all his efforts put forth in the win- 
ning of souls for Jesus be crowned with a glorious success, and may the 



48 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

Lord spare his useful life for many years to come, is the writer's wish and 
prayer. 

V.— The Family of Henry E. Brubachers and his Wife 
Mary Hershey. 

(Mary Hershey was born Sept. 19, 1820; married in Nov. 1837.) 

Children. Born, Died. To Whom Married. Grandchildren. 

ISAAC H.6 Oct. 17, 1839 MaryL. Huber...|A mandaH - Ma T H » A"™ 

MARIA H.6 Sept. 22, 1841 Jacob M. Rutt . ..—Amelia B., Ella B., Jacob B. 

SUSAN H. 6 Dec. 24, 1843 Benj. D. Hershey.— Mary S., Alliene, Harry B. 

JACOB H. 6 Mar. 14, 1846 Elizabeth Shenk . .—David S., Mary S. 

CATHARINE H6 Sept. 4> 1848 Jacob B. Hertzler. { ^B^Harry B ;; JohnR, 

SEM H.6 Apr. 3, 1853.. Mary Walter — Henry W. 

HENRY H.6 ... . Mar. 28, 1855 Fannie Kreider. . .—Anna K., Elam K., Lizzie K. 

EPHRAIM H.6 . July 9, 1859. - July *7. i 86 °- 

VI(a). — The Family of Isaac Brubachers and his first Wife 
Rebecca Hershey. 

(Rebecca Hershey was born Mar. 23, 1815 ; died August 25, 1850; married Sept. 13, 1841) 

Children. Born, Died. To Whom Married, Orandchildren. 

MARYANN6... July ,3. t8 4 2 Jonas Mumma... { MB.^ J-^., F^ie B., 

ANDREW H.6 . . June 24, 1844 Jan. ig, 1867 . . Unmarried. 

SUSAN H.6 Jan. 5, 1847 . . May 28, 1849. 

„„„„ „ „ „ „. , I Alice B., Isaac B., Frances B., 

REBECCA H.6. . Nov. 4, 1848 Henry B. Nissley. J Enos B _ Minnie B., Paris B., 

( Walter B. 

VI(b).— The Family of Isaac Brubachers and his second .Wife 

Anna Herr. 

(Anna Herr was born April 28, 1818; died April 28, 1876; married June 12, 1856.) 

Children Born Died To Whom Married Grandchildren, 

ANNA H.6 Mar. 8, 1857 . June 10, 1837. 

ISAAC H.6 June 7, 1858 Lizzie Brubacher. . — Emma B., Anna B. 

ESTHERH.6... Sept. 27, i860 Albert H. Erb. ... i 5, anieI B -. AmandaB., 

I Clayton B., Isaac B. 
SUSAN E. H.6. . Jan. 2,1862.. Jan. 19, 1873. 

VII. — The Family of Jacob E. Brubachers and his Wife 
Elizabeth Hershey. 

(Elizabeth Hershey was born June 4, 1825; married November 14, 1849.) 

Children. Born. Died. To Whom Married, Grandohildren. 

MARIA H.6 May 8, 1850.. Nov. 22, 1880 . John H. Wissler..— Jacob B. 

BENJAMIN H.6 Oct. 26, 1 85 1 Anna Landis J Emma A., Katie Senora, 

I Andrew Landis. 

ANDREW H.6 . . Mar. 8, 1853 . Jan. 30, i860. 

JACOB H.6 Dec. 13, 1854. July 29, 1855. 

MENNOH.6.... Febr. 26, 1857 Cath. Burkholder.— Charlotte B , Kate B., 

LIZZIE H.6 Nov. 19, 1859 Samuel N. Mumma — Laura B., Anna Martha 

EZRA H.6 July 1, 1861.. 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. ' 4S> 

VIII.— The Family of Anna E. Brubachers and her Husband 

(Minister) Abraham Horst. 

(Married October 5, 1848). 

Children, Born, Died. To Whom Harried, Crrandohildten. 

/ Anna H . , Lizzie H., John H.„ 

SUSAN B.6 ... .. Febr. S , 1850 Henry M. Shenlc . J Abraham H:, Susan H. Mag- 

J dalena H., Mary H., Henry 
( H. Benjamin H., Amos H. 

("Catharine H., Tillman H. r 

MARIAB.6 Oct.r4.1851 Martin Risser ...J EllaH., LizzieH., MartinH., 

■ I Abraham H., Jacob H., 

iMenno H. 
ELIZABETHB.6 July 21, 1853. Abr. H. Kauffman— Harvey H., Ada A. (twins). 

ANNA B.6 Febr. 14, 1855 Anthony Fauser . . J ^nna H., Lizzie H., Emma. 

I H., Harry H. 

SARAH B.6 Nov. 9, 1857, ■ July 18, 1858. 

CATHARINEB6 Apr.22,1859. Jacob O. Risser ..—Amos H., John H. 

FANNIE B:6.... Julyi r i86i.. 

ABRAHAM B.6 . Oct. 31, 1862. 

BENIAMINB.6. Aug. 30, 1864 

BARBARA B.6 . . Febr. 20, 1866 died in infancy. 

MARTHA B.6. . . Mai. 12, 1869 

IX.— Elizabeth E. Brubacher. 
Elizabeth E. Brubacher was born December 1, 1826; died October 
27, 1853, aged 26 years, 10 months and 16 days. 

(Here end the descendants of Christian Ebys and his wife Catharine 
Bricker.) 



The Descendants of David Eby 2 . 



David Eby 2 , youngest son of old Theodorus Eby 1 (see page 5), was 
born in May, 1701. He was a lad of sixteen years of age when he came 
with his father to America. He learned the carpenter trade in his young 
days, but in after years he followed that of blacksmithing and farming. — 
He was married to an English girl (of Quaker descent) by the name of 
Maggie Davis.* They had a family of five children, two sons and three 
daughters. Two of the daughters died in infancy and the other was mar- 
ried to a Mr. Clemson, an Englishman. Of the two sons,- Samuel Davis • 
Eby3 and David Davis Eby3, we have a record of but David Daviss. — 
Samuel Daviss left home and went West in 1763.* A year thereafter his 
parents received a letter from him in which he stated that he was well 
contented where he was and that he shall never return home again. 

David Davis Eby 3 and his Descendants. 

David Davis Ebys was born at Roland's Mills, near New Holland, 
and near the present line of Earl and Leacock Townships, in Lancaster 
*From Bishop Benjamin Eby's Records. 



50 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

County, Pennsylvania, in the year 1742.* When but a young man he 
left home and went to Virginia, where he sojourned until the commence- 
ment of the Revolutionary War, in which he enlisted and remained a 
soldier until the war closed and the Independence of the Thirteen Colonies 
was established. After the close of the war he settled in Virginia. To 
whom he was married was not ascertained, but it is known that in the 
year 1 807 two of his sons settled in Stark County, Ohio, to which place 
he followed them a few years later. He settled down near his sons and 
resided there until his death, which took place in 1823. This famous 
champion of Independence attained unto the advanced age of 81 years, t 
He had a family of six sons, namely : Johm, Davids Peter*, Henry 4 , 
Thomas4 and Josephs We have trace of some of the descendants of 
John4, David4 and Peter4, but no record can be found of the others. We 
shall now take them in order according to their birth. 

The Family of John Eby*. 

John Eby4, the eldest son of David Davis Eby3, settled near Canton, 
Ohio, in 1807, several years ahead of his father. He was one of the 
pioneer school masters of that section. He was married a second time 
and had a family of seventeen children, whose names were as follows: 
Samuels, Michaels, Daniels, Davids, Gabriels, Peters, Marys, Susans, 
Salomes, Josephs, Jacobs, Johns, Catharines, Elizabeths, Adams, Thomas 
and Simons. Of the descendants of some of these nothing is known and 
but little has been ascertained of others. 

I. — The Family of Samuel Ebys and his Wife Elizabeth. 

Samuels, the eldest son of John Eby4, died a few years ago, as also 

did his wife Elizabeth. They had a family of nine children, as follows : 

CAROLINES, born in 1836, married to Mr. Myers. 

WILLIAM6, „ „ 1837, died in 1874. 

DELILAH6, m 1, 1840, married to Mr. Caldwell. 

ELIZABETH6, „ „ 1842, married to Mr. Haas. 

BENJAMIN6, „ „ 1843. 

SYLVESTERS, „ „ 1846, lived but a few weeks. 

SAMUEL6, „ „ 1847, died in 1872. 

EDWARD6, „ „ 1848. 

MARY ELLENS,, „ 1854, married to Mr. Franks. 

H- — The Family of Michael Ebys. 

Michaels, the second son of John Eby 4 , was born in the year 1808, 
and lived for some time after his marriage at Harrisburg, Stark County, 
Ohio. His family consisted of five children, one son (named Wesley) and 

*From Bishop Benjamin Eby's Records. 
tRev. Mr. I. A. Grise. 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 51 

four daughters, all of whom were born at Harrisburg, Ohio. In later years 
he moved to Indiana. 

III. — The Family of Daniel Ebys. 

Daniels, the third son of John Eby4, was born in 1811. While yet a 
young man he went to Michigan, and in 1835 he married to Esther Shel- 
hammer. To them were born four children, two of whom were twins 
named Owen 6 and Olive 6 . 

IV. — The Family of David Ebys. 

David 5 , the fourth son of John Eby4, was born in 1813. For some 
reason he wrote his name Ebi. He was married to a Miss Shelhammer. 
They resided in Michigan and had a family of eight children, six sons and 
two daughters. Their names are, Samuel 6 , Nelson 6 , Daniel 6 , Davids, 
James 6 , Ulysses 6 , Rachel 6 and Amanda 6 . After the death of his wife 
David Ebis spent some time in the far West. He built the first Methodist 
■church in what was then the Territory of Colorado. With his second wife 
(a Mrs. Koehler) he took a trip to California, where he spent some time 
with his sons. His home is now in the village of Vistula, Elkhart County, 
Indiana. 

V— The Family of Gabriel Ebys. 

Gabriels, the fifth son of John Eby4, was born in Stark County, Ohio, 
in the year 18 18. He was married in 1846 to Caroline Wagner, a native 
of Germany. In 1847 they moved to Cass County, Michigan, where 
for some time wolves and deer were their principal neighbors. Although 
arriving here with but 50 cents in his pocket, he now owns one of the 
finest and best soiled farms in the county. They have had a family of 
eleven children, nine of whom, eight sons and one daughter, still survive, 
as follows: Peter 6 , Christian 6 , William 6 , Samuel 6 , Daniel 6 , Gabriel 6 , 
Ulyses 6 , David 6 and Catharine 6 . 

VI. — The Family of Peter Ebys. 

Peters, the sixth son of John Eby4, was born in Stark County, Ohio, 
in ,the year 1820. He was married in 1846. His wife was born in Miami 
County, Ohio, in 1822. For many years they have resided on a farm in 
Cass County, Michigan. They have two sons, Elias 6 and Cassius 6 . 

VII. — The Family of Mary Ebys (Frank). 

Marys, eldest daughter of John Ebyt, had her home with her uncle 
David Eby+, near Canton, Ohio. She married to Peter Frank, then settled 



52 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

in Elkhart County, Indiana. They had a family of two sons, namely : 
Joseph 6 and David 6 . 

VIII. — Susan Ebys (Myers). 
Susan5,vdaughter of John Ebyt, married to Ellis Myers and had a 
family of seven children. 

IX. — Salome Eby s (Grise). 
Salomes, another daughter of John Eby», was married to Daniel Grise 
and had a family of six children. 

Of the other members of John Eby's4 family there is but little known. 
They are scattered throughout the Western and Southern States. 

The Family of David Eby 4 . 

David Eby 4 , second son of David Davis Eby3, was born in Virginia 
in the year 1783. In 1807 he, in company with his elder brother John 4 , 
went to Stark County, Ohio, where he took up a piece of land upon which 
he erected a log cabin. Early in the year 1808 he married to Catharine - 
Leezer, when they commenced house-keeping in the log cabin erected the 
previous year. Their home was situated on the Harrisburg Road, five 
miles north-east of Canton. Their nearest neighbors, for the first few 
years, were nearly three miles distant, one oh what is now the Menegay 
and the other on what is now the Harmon farm. Old David Eby4 spent 
his life on the farm he cleared up. He died in 1861 respected by all who 
knew him. They had a family of seven children, six of whom lived to 
adult age, and three are still living. Their names are as follows : Levis, 
Reubens, Peters, Delilahs, Rhoda 5 and Rachels. Their descendants are 
as follows: 

I. — The Family of Levi Ebis. 

Levi Ebis, the eldest son of David Ebyt, was born April 21, 1809. 
He was married to Susan Koontz about A. D., 1832. To them were born 
five sons and four daughters, four of which lived to adult age. This 
family began to write their name Ebi instead of Eby. They lived happily 
together on a farm six miles north of Canton, Ohio, where they (the 
parents) both died in April, 1850. Their children were, Sarah Ann 6 , 
Rachel 6 , Edward6 and Monroe 6 . 

1. Sarah Ann 6 , the eldest daughter of Levi Ebis, wa s married to E. 
H. Shider. and moved with him to Indiana, locating near Elkhart. They 
subsequently removed to California, where the wife, Sarah Ann Ebi 6 , died. 
E. H. Shider, the husband, died a few years later. Four of their. children 
are still living. 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 53 

2. Rachel 6 , second daughter of Levi Ebis, was married to Benjamin 
Shidler. They settled near Goshen, Indiana, where the husband died. 
The widow and five children, four sons and one daughter, are still living. 

3. Edward 6 , the eldest son of Levi Ebis, was born near Canton, Ohio, 
in 1837. He attended college at Mt. Union, Ohio, where he graduated' 
in i860. A few years later he studied dentistry, and in 1865 located in 
Gedar Rapids, Iowa, where he still practises. 

4. Monroe6, the youngest son of Levi Ebis, was born in Canton, 
Ohio, in the year 1842. At the age of eight years he was left an orphan. 
Mr. Henry Hoover was appointed his guardian, with whom he made his 
home, after living a few years with relatives. He was sent to the college 

tat Mt Union, Ohio, for a few terms. In i860 he began work as a sales- 
man in the dry goods store of John R. Bucher, Canton, Ohio. He en- 
gaged himself for a term of three years, but in the Autumn of 1861, 'as 
the Civil War began to rage, his patriotism for the Union caused him to 
resign his position and enter the army. He enlisted in Company' I of the 
19th Ohio Volunteer Infantry for three years' service. A few months after 
entering the army he was made a corporal and afterwards 5th sergeant of 
the company. April 6th and 7th, 1862, his company participated in their 
first battle at Shiloh, Tennessee. Some time after this he was ordered 
home by Secretary Stanton on a recruiting service, where he remained. 
until February, 1863, when he rejoined his regiment at Murfreesboro, 
Terni., and was made 1st sergeant. During this year they were engaged 
in several hard battles : At Lee and Gordan's Mills (Georgia), Orchard 
Knob and Missionary Ridge (Tenn.); at Chattanooga they suffered a seige 
for- nearly seventy days and had to live on very short rations. January 1, 
1864, Mr. Ebi enlisted for another term of three years. From the 10th 
of May, 1864, his regiment was under almost continuous fire for over one- 
hundred days in what was called the Atlanta Campaign. In the battle 
fought at Love Joy Station, September 2, 1864, he was severely wounded, 
a ball entering his right shoulder and passing down through the right side, 
fracturing two ribs, crossing through the small of the back and finally 
lodging on left hip bone. He was left on the field until the next day 
when he was taken to the field hospital and the day following to Atlanta, 
a distance of thirty-six miles. Here he lay on a hard floor, no bed being 
, offered him, nor was one to be had, for several days, when he was sent on 
to Chattanooga, where he arrived early on the morning of the 9th of Sep- 
tember and had his wound dressed for the first time. January 1, 1865, 
he went home on a furlough and rejoined his regiment February 28, 1865, 
when he was mustered as 2nd lieutenant. On the 29th day of March he 



54 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

was commissioned ist lieutenant and transferred to Company F, and on 
the ist day of June he was transferred to Company I, his old company, 
which he commanded until ordered to Texas, when he resigned his com- 
mand and returned home, having rendered three years and nine months 
of as faithful service as could be given by any U. S. volunteer. He re- 
ceived honorable mention by both his Colonel and the General Com- 
mandery, and was voted a bronze medal by his native State, Ohio. Mr. 
Ebi 6 , on returning to private life, spent a few months at Canton, Ohio, his 
old home, then took a trip west, through Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Mis- 
souri, and finally, January i, 1866, he settled at Eddyville, Iowa, where he 
went into business in the sale of agricultural implements. Here he re- 
mained until September, 1867, when he removed to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 
and formed a partnership with J. D. Firestone in the hat and cap business, 
in which he continued two years. He then located at Davenport, Iowa, 
and for three years he travelled for Raff, Cock & Co. selling implements. 
In 1873 he, with two others, entered into the seed commission business, 
which continued only a few months. In 1874 a partnership was formed 
with George F. Newman, under the firm name of Ebi & Newman, as 
founders and machinists, which still continues with a fair degree of success. 
Mr. Ebi 6 was married on the 25th of December, 1866, to Frances 
Maria Raff, who was born in Canton, Ohio, in 1843. They have been 
blessed with two children, namely: Helen Elizabeth, born May 9, 1869, 
and Albert Raff, born October 20, 1870. Mr. Ebi and family still reside 
in the city of Davenport, Iowa. 

1 II. — Reuben Ebys. 

Reubens, the second son of David Ebyt, was born December 16, 
1818. After the death of his father he remained for some time with his 
brother Peter on the old homestead. He subsequently resided on his 
farm near Manchester, Summit County, Ohio. When about 65 years of 
age he married Miss Maria Killinger, who lived but three years after their 
marriage. Reuben Ebys died February 24, 1889. 

HI. — Peter Ebys and Family. 
Peters, the youngest son of David Eby-t, was born October 26, 182 1. 
He was married to Anna Hershberger in 1852. He remained on the old 
homestead until 1857, when he removed to a residence built by himself 
two miles south of Louisville, Ohio. In the year 1885 he returned to the 
old farm, where he still resides. His family consisted of six children, four 
of which died while quite young. Two daughters, Phebe 6 and Matildas, - 
are still living. Phebe was married in 1887 to Mr. Levi Summers; they 
continue to reside on the old homestead. 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 55 

IV. — Delilah Eby s . 
Delilahs, the eldest daughter of David Eby+, was born March 27, 

1815. When but two years old she suffered from scarlet fever, which to- 
tally destroyed her sense of hearing. Notwithstanding this loss, she grew 
up to be an energetic, industrious woman, capable of directing the affairs' 
of the house, and now, at the age of seventy-four, she is in good health 
and has lost none of her frugality. After the decease of her father, she 
spent most of her time with her s*ister Rachel, with whom she still resides 
near Canton, Ohio. 

V. — Rhoda Ebys. 

Rhodas, the second daughter of| David Eby 4 , was born November 22, 

18 16. She was engaged to be married, but before this event occurred she 
was taken sick, her case was soon pronounced hopeless, and she died in 
1845, aged 29 years. 

VI. — Rachel Ebys and Family. 
Rachels, the youngest daughter of David Eby*, was bo*rn October 1, 
' 1825. In the year 1850 she was married to Henry Grise. Her father 
purchased for them a farm adjoining his own, on which they lived until 
1872, when they moved to Louisville, where the husband died in 1880, 
aged 64 years. Their union had been blessed with five children, two of 
which died in infancy. Of the three surviving, Eva A. 6 married to John 
H. Summers; Ira A. 6 was first married to Emma A. Seefong, and after 
her decease he married to Mrs. Emma Ballard; Ida A. 6 , the youngest, is 
married to Peter P. Moomaw. 

The Family of Peter Eby 4 . 

Peter Eby4; the third son of David Davis Eby3, was married and set- 
tled in Stark County, Ohio, about the year 1812, where they also had some 
experience of pioneer life. They raised a family of two sons and three 
daughters, as follows : Elizabeths, Christianas, Catharines, Johns, Daniel 5 . 

I. — Elizabeth Ebys. 
Elizabeths, the eldest daughter of Peter Eby4, was married to a Mr. 
Fasnacht, but she died soon after their marriage. 

II. — Christiana Ebys and Family. 
Christianas, the second daughter of Peter Eby*, married to a Mr. 
~ Rupert. They moved to the State of Missouri after their family was 
nearly grown up. 

III. — Catharine Eby 2 . 

Catharines, youngest daughter of Peter Eby*, was married to Mr. Fas- 
nacht, the widowed husband of her deceased sister Elizabeth. 



56 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

IV. — John Ebys and Family. 
Johns, the eldest son of Peter Eby4, was born July 8, 1814. October 
25, 1838, he was married to Margaret Hossler. They lived in Marlboro 
Township, Stark County, Ohio. Some time after their marriage, they 
bought a farm two miles east of Hartville, in the same County, where they 
resided for thirty-five years. To them were born eighteen children, four- 
teen of which lived to adult age and thirteen of which are still living. The 
mother (his wife) died a few years ago, but Mr. Eby, who is now in his 
seventy-fifth year, is still enjoying a fair degree of health. He resides in 
Lake Township, Stark County, Ohio. He has retired from active life and 
is now taking his years of comfort. The names of the children, and to 
whom married, are as follows : 

1. Daniel F. 6 , married to Miss Showalter. 

2. Levi 6 , married to Miss Cripe. 

3. Priscilla 6 , married to Mr. Dunlap. 

4. John 6 , married to Miss Sprankle. 

5. Peter 6 , married to Miss Hoff. 

6. George 6 , married to Miss Slichtenmoyer. 

7. Harriet 6 , unmarried. 

8. Hiram 6 , married to Miss Young. 

9. Lucetta 6 , married to Mr. Sprankle. 

10. Isabel 6 , married to Mr. Royer. 

11. Israel 6 , died very suddenly in 1882, married to Miss Kurtz. 

12. Frank 6 , married to Miss Kinsley. 

13. William 6 , married to Miss Carper. 

14. Reuben 6 , married to Miss Gehman. 

V. — Daniel Eby 5 and Family. 
Daniels, the second son of Peter Eby4, was born in 18 16, and was 
married to Hannah Roof in 1842. He has spent his entire life-time on 
the old homestead upon which he was born, some two or three miles ' 
north-west of Middlebranch, Stark County, Ohio. They raised a family 
of four sons and seven daughters, whose names, and to whom married, 
are as follows : 

1. Jacob 6 , married to Miss Keinath. 

2. Samuel 6 , married to Miss Weaver. 

3. Ira 6 , married to Miss Danner. 

4. Henry 6 , married to Miss Wertenberger. 

5. Christiana 6 , married to Mr. Kurtz. 

6. Elizabeth 6 -, married to Mr. Bowers. 

7. Julia Ann6, married to Mr. Royer. 

8. Amanda 6 , married to Mr. Ebright. 

9. Catharine 6 . 10. Mary 6 . 11. Emma. 

(Here end the descendants of David Eby 2 .) 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY." 



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The Descendants of Michael Eby 3 . 



Michael Eby3 (see page 5), the youngest son of Christian Eby 2 (son 
of old Theodoras 1 ) and his wife Elizabeth Mayer, was born on the 29th 
day of December, 1755. To whom he was married and when he died 
could not be ascertained. He resided in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 
and had a family of eight sons, whose names are as follows : Christian*, 
Jacob*, Hannes4, Benjamin*, Joseph*, Samuel*, Michael* and George*. 
The two youngest were twins. All of the above family, with the exception 
of Samuel, moved to Maryland. Their descendants are now very numer- 
ous and are to be found in the city of Baltimore and different parts of the 
States of Maryland and Virginia and some of the Western and South- 
Western States and Territories. , 

Samuel Eby 4 and his Descendants. 

SamueU, the sixth son of Michael Eby3, was born on the 27th day of 
August, 1785. In June, 1807, he came to Canada with Benjamin Eby, 
Daniel Eby, David Eby and others. On the 25th of December (Christ- 
mas), 1 808, he was married to Elizabeth Brech, who was born August 1 3, 
1789; died November 28, 1872. Soon after his marriage he was ordained 
deacon in'the Mennonite Church, which psition he held to the time of his 
death. Their farm was within the present corporation limits of the Town 
of Berlin, Ontario. Their farm buildings were situated a little to the north 
of the Grand Trunk Rail Road, right at the foot of the hill on the east 
side of the road leading from Berlin to Bridgeport. Their farm is now 
cut up into small town lots. He died January 25, 1844. They had a 
family of five children, whose names together with date of birth and death 
are as follows: 



Children. 
MAGDALEN As. 
ABRAHAMS ... 

JOHNS 



VERONICA5 . . . 
HENRY B 



Born. 
May 19, 1810. . . 
February 6, 1812 

August 7, 1814. . 

May 31, 1816... 
January 12, 1825 



Died. 

July 22, 1883 

January 31, 1831. 



To Whom Harried. 
Abraham B. Clemens. 
Never married. 

I Rebecca Bricker. 

( Nancy Groff (widow). 
Abraham Brubacher. 
Maria Baumann. 



I. — Magdalena Ebys and Family. 



. Magdalenas, the eldest daughter of Samuel Eby* and his wife Eliza- 
beth Brech, was born May 19, 1810; died July 22, 1883. She was mar- 
ried to Abraham B. Clemens (who was born February n, 1814; died 
March 20, 1888) on the 18th day of March, 1834. They resided on their 
farm situated on the north side of the Grand Trunk Railway and on the 



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HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY, 



west side of the Grand River, only a few hundred yards from the Breslau 
station. They had a family of eight children, as follows: 



Children. 
ELIZABETHS 

SAMUEL6 

SUSANNAH6 .... 

JACOB E.6 

MAGDALENA6 .. 

JANE6 

CATHARINE6 . . . 
VERONICAS 



Born. 

May 8, 1835 

October 5, 1836. . 

May 5, 1838 

June 21, 1840 

May 8, 1844 

October I, 1846. . 
April 10, 1848. . . 
December 14, 1853 



Died. 



December 29, 1836 
October 27, 1886. 



October 1, 1846. 



To Whom Harried. 
John Bingeman. 

Peter Itter. 
Magdalena Bricker. . 
Peter E. Weber. 

Christian Eby. 
August Stengel. 



1. Elizabeth Clemens 6 is married to John Bingeman, and lives on a 
farm near Washington, Oxford County, Ontario. She has one child, a ; 
daughter, named Veronica. 

2. Susannah 6 was married to Peter Itter. They resided at Kossuth, 
Ontario. Had no issue. 

3. Jacob E. 6 is married to Magdalena Bricker, and resides in Berlin, 
Ont. They have two children : Levi, residing in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 
and Ada Priscilla. 

4. Magdalena 6 was married to Peter E. Weber, and resided in Berlin, 
Ont. They left no issue. 

5. Catharine 6 is married to Christian Eby. They reside in Berlin, 
Ontario, and have a family of five children, as follows: Lydia Ann, James 
Edward, Isabella, Jacob Foster and Isaac. 

6. Veronica 6 is married to August Stengel. She resides in Breslau, 
Ontario, and has a family of six children, whose names are as follows: 
Paulina (dead), Elvina, Austin, Wesley, Clayton and a little baby boy 
whose name was not ascertained. 

* II. — Abraham Ebys. 
Abrahams, second child of Samuel Eby4, died with the measels on 
the 31st day of January, 1831, aged 18 years, 5 months and 24 days. 

III. — John Ebys and Family. 
John s , the second son of SamueH and Elizabeth (Brech) Eby, was 
born August 7, 1814. On the 7th day of November, 1837, he married to 
Rebecca Bricker, who was born September 22, 1819; died May n, 1872. 
They resided on the farm now known as the "Poor House Farm," on 
which was built, in 1869, by the County Council of the County of Waterloo, 
the House of Industry and Refuge. The farm is directly east of Berlin, 
about ten minutes' walk from the Court House. Mr. Ebys was married a 
second time to Nancy Groff (widow), and is now comfortably located in 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



the Town of Berlin, Ont. Of late years, however, he has been so unfor- 
tunate as to be almost totally deprived of his eye-sight. He has had a 
family of seven children, as follows : 



Children. 

AARON6 

SOPHIA6 

VERONICAe 

MOSES6 

ELIZABETHe .... 
MAGDALENA6 . . 
SUSANNAHS .... 



Born. 
August 14, 1838 
June io, 1840. . . 
March 25, 1842 . , 
October 2, 1844.. 
October 23, 1846. 
April 19, 1851 
September 22, 1858. 



Died. 



April ii, 1868.. 

August 28, 1867 
July 28, 1867 ... 



To Whom Harried. 
Matilda Bowers. 
Never married. 
Peter Furtney. 
Never married. 
Never married. 
Martin Dunham. 



1. Aarons, the oldest of the above family, is married to Matilda 
Bowers. He is a doctor, and has been very successful in his practice up 
to the present. He is located in Sebringville, Ontario, and has had a 
family of seven children, namely : Rose (who died at the age of 2 1), Eliz- 
abeth, Robert, Minnie, Cyrus, Frederick and Grace. 

2. Veronica^, married to Peter Furtney, resides in Petoskey, Michi- 
gan, and has a family of seven children, whose names are as follows: 
Abner, Moses, Hannah, Edward, Lydia Ann, Angeline and Matilda. 

3. Magdalena 6 married to Martin Dunham on the 10th of June, 1880. 
They reside on her father's old place, consisting of a few acres of land, 
with dwelling, which Mr. Eby reserved when he disposed of his farm to 
the County Council. They have a family of four children, namely : Bertha 
Mabel, Franklin, Edith and Herbert (died some time ago). 

IV. — Veronica Ebys. 

Veronicas, the second daughter of Samuel Eby4 and his wife Eliza- 
beth Brech, was bora May 31, 181 6. In 1873 she married to Abraham 
Brubacher, of the Township of Woolwich, County of Waterloo, Ontario. 
He died a few years ago. In March, 1889, she, in company with others, 
moved to Ocheydan, Iowa, where she is still living and is quite well and 
hearty. She has no children. 

V. — Henry Ebys amd Family. 

Henrys, the youngest in the family of Samuel Eby-t, was born January 
12, 1825. On the nth of November, 1845, he was married to Maria 
Baumann, who was born March 2, 1824; died April 19, 1875. For some 
time they resided on the old homestead, but afterwards moved on a farm 
one mile north-east of Bridgeport, Ont. Some eighteen years ago he 
moved to Berlin, where his wife and two of his daughters died. Since the 
marriage of his daughter Elizabeth to Aaron B. Shantz he has made his 



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HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



home with her. She resides about one and one-half miles south of Berlin. 
He had a family of five children, as follows : 



Children. 

DAVID B.6 

ELIZABETH B.6 . 

LYDIA B.6 

MARIA B.6 

HENRY B.6 



Bom. 
October 18, 1846.. 
November 19, 1848. 
September II, 1852 

October 9, 18 57 

December 16, i860. 



Died. 



May I, 1882. 
January 26, 1883. 



To Whom Harried. 
Hannah Bowman. 
Aaron B. Shantz. 



Sarah Honsberger. 



1. David B. 6 , the first member of the above family, is married to 
Hannah Bowman, and lives on a farm near Lebanon, Wallace Township, 
Perth County, Ontario. He has a family of five children, namely : Addi- 
son, Henry Ammon, Adina, Ada, and a baby of whose name we were not 
informed. 

2. Elizabeth B. 6 , married to Aaron B. Shantz, resides on the old 
Christian Shantz farm, 1 y 2 miles south of Berlin, on the Preston Road. 
She has no issue. 

3. Henry B. 6 , married April 4, 1882, to Sarah Honsberger (born May 
16, 1858), resides on a farm near Linwood, Wellesley Tovnship, Waterloo 
County, Ontario. He has a family of five children, as follows : Laura 
(born April 1, 1884), Mary (born Oct. 11, 1885), Walter (born May n, 
1887), Hattie (born June 3, 1888), Oliver (born Oct. 22; 1889). 

(Here end the descendants of Michael Eby3.) 



The Descendants of George Ebys. 



George Eby3 (see page 5), the fifth son of Christian Eby* (son of old 
Theodorus 1 ) and his wife Elizabeth Mayer, was born December n, 1748, 
and died June 10, 1800. He was married September £7, 1769, to Barbara 
Sensenig, who was born in January, 1750, and died April 24, 1787.— 
They had a family of nine children, as follows : 



Children. 

CHRISTIAN4 .... 

SAMUEL4 

DAVID4. 

GEORGE4 

JOSEPH4 

ESTHER4 

ANNA4 

ELIZABETH4 
SUSANNAH4 



Born. 



Died. 



February 20, 1772 
May 8, 1776 



February 10, 1840 
Nove'ber 17, 1858 



To Whom Harried. 

Christina Schaaf. 
Magdalena Erb. 

Barbara Wenger. 
Elizabeth Hershey. 
Peter Risser. 
Frederick Boyer. 
Mr. McKane. 
Jacob Summa. 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 
\ 

The descendants of the foregoing family are as follows : 



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Christian Eby* and Family. 

Christian^ the eldest son of George Eby3, was married to Christina 
Schaaf, but further than this no particulars could be learned. 

Samuel ("Indian Sam") Eby 4, and Family. 

Samuel* (known as "Indian Sam"), the second son of George Eby 3l . 
was married to Magdalena Erb, who was born February 2, 1777, and died 
December 26, 1864. In company with his brother George and a few 
others he left Pennsylvania in the spring of 1804 and moved to Canada. 
He took up N.-W. part of Lot No. 1, German Company Tract, in the Town- 
ship and County of Waterloo, Province of Ontario. At that time there 
were but few white settlers in this beautiful County and the Indians were 
their next neighbors. The country was covered with dense forests inhab- 
ited by bears, wolves and deer in great numbers. Samuel Eby* spent 
much of his time among the Indians ; he taught them many good things,, 
in fact he was their law-giver, minister, interpreter and peace-maker. — 
They left one son, named Mosess. 

Moses Ebys and Family. 

Mosess, the only child of Samuel Eby 4 and his wife Magdalena Erb, 
was born March io, 1799, and died March 8, 1854. He was married to- 
Barbara Pannebacker, who was born May 24, 1801, and died January 19,. 
1842. They had a family often children, as follows: 



_ Children. 

ELIZABETHS . . . . 
MAGDALENA6 .. 

SAMUELS 

DAVID6 

ANNA6 

MOSES6 

LEAH6 

LYDIA6 

CORNELIUS6 
BARBARAS 



Born. 

January 17, 1824 

July 29, 1825 

Sept. 15, 1827 : . . 
January 18, 1830 . 

Sept. 4, 1831 

February 25, 1834 
November 9, 1835 
January 16, 1838 . 
January 10, 1840 . 
January 19, 1842 . 



Died. 



Died young . 
Died young . 



Died young. 



To Whom Harried. 

Jacob Bergey. 
Henry Rickert. 
Nancy Eby. 
Never married. 
John Rickert. 
Never married. 
David, E. Eby. 
John Derstein. 
Elizabeth Allgeier. 



The descendants of the above family are as follows : 

1. Elizabeth 6 , the eldest of Moses Eby'ss family, is married to Jacob 
Bergey {who was born September 1, 18 18), on the nth of April, 1844. 
They reside on their farm near Manheim, County Waterloo, Ontario. — 
They have had a family often children, as follows: 



^ 



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'**~~ ^7^ 



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HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



Children. Born. , r ; 

DAVID7. July 3, 1845 • • • •■* 



Died. 



NATHANIEL; . . . 

LEAH7 

.SARAH 

SUSANNAH; 

HANNAH 7 

ELIZABETH? .... 

LYDIA 7 

JACOB; 

AARON; 



May 12, 1847. .'..' 

February 14, 18,50 

June 13, 1852 

October 5, 1854. . 
July 25, 1857 .... 
May 6, i860. 
August 9, 1862. 
August 2, 1865. 
Dec. 22, 1868. 



August2l, 1854. 
August 27, 1854. 



To Whom Marrie' 

Louisa Bowman. 

/ Magdalena Schneid 

\Leah Shantz. 

Abraham Shantz. 
John Kungle. 



2. Magdalena 6 , the second daughter of Moses Ebys and his v 
Barbara Pannebacker, was born July 29, 1825. She is married to He: 
Rickert, and resides in Locke, Elkhart County, Indiana. She has 
family of eight children, as follows : 

Died. 



Children. 
AARON C 7 . . 
ELIZA; 

ABSOLOM; . . 

Mary ann 7 . 
dilmaN;.... 



AMANDA; 

MAGDALENA;. 
MATILDA; .... 



Born. 
October 21, 1841. 
May 12, 1845 

Jane 19, 1847 

October 1, 1851. . 
April 10, 18.56 . . . 

April 14, i860 . . . 

April 21, 1862 . . . 
January 12, 1866 . 



Tq Whom Marrie 
Elizabeth Pletcher. 
Samuel Ringler. 
/Mary E. Lamb, 
^Rebecca Kreider. 
Adam Eckert. 
Mellie E. Geiser. 
/Abraham Cassel, 
\E. McDannel. 
Andrew Clipp. 
Henry Richmond. 



Aaron Christnerz, of the above family, is married to Elizabeth Pletch 
and has a family of six children, namely, John Melvin, Charles Edwa 
Irvine, Christian Talbert (dead), Sarah Maldella, Orance Calvin. Tl 
reside in Harrison Township, Elkhart County, Indiana. 

Eliza 7 is married to Samuel Ringler, and has had a family of 1 
children, as follows: John H. (dead), Malinda,. Emanuel, Mary A., ] 
May, Phebe Ann, Dilman M., Nettie Irene, Mattie, Franklin (dead). 
They reside in Elkhart County, Indiana. 

Absalom 7 was first married to Mary E. Lamb, and after her dece: 
be married, in 1880, to Rebecca (Shaum) Kreider. He resides on a fa 
in Olive Township, Elkhart County, Indiana, and has a family of 
children, as follows : Ella, Maggie Ann, Rebecca, Maud, Walter, Oliv 

Mary Ann 7 , married to Adam Eckert in 187 1, resides in Locke, E 
hart County, Indiana, and has a family of five children, namely : Salor 
William Henry, Aaron, Ira, Magdalena: 

Dilman 7 , married to Mellie E. Geiser in 1 879, resides in Nappan 
Indiana, and has a family of five children, as follows : Treva, Harl 
Edna May (dead), Warren, Ralph Winton. 



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Amanda7 married to Abraham Cassel on the 21st of April, 1879. 
After the decease of Mr. Cassel she married to E. McDannel on the 24th 
of August, 1889. She had four children of Mr. Cassel, namely; Vernon 
F., Sarah Ann, Orin R., Watson Eugene. 

Magdalena?, married on the 25th of December, 1884, to Andrew 
Clipp, resides in Harrison Township, Elkhart County, Indiana, and has a 
family of three children, as follows: Hailey, Carrie Bell and a baby boy 
not yet named at the time of our report. 

Matilda? married to Henry Richmond in 1882. She has a family of 
three children, namely: Effie May, Leroy Patterson, Pyre. 

3. Samuel P. 6 , the eldest son of Moses and Barbara (Panne backer) 
Ebys, was born September 15, 1827. On the 15th of March, 1855, he 
mSrried to Nancy Eby, sister to the Rev. . Solomon Eby and daughter of 
Martin Eby. She was born on the 18th of September, 1838. They 
reside on a farm a few miles west of Berlin, Ontario, and have had a 
family of eleven children. Their names, dates of birth, death, etc., are 
as follows : 

Born. Died.- 

January 2, 1856 . . 



Children. 

NOAH E.7 

LEAH E.7 

SOLOMON E. 7 . . 

EZRA E. 7 

REUBEN E.7 ... . 
BENJAMIN E. 7 . . 
SAMUEL E. 7 .... 
CATHARINE E. 7 
SIMEON E.7 .... 

LEVI E.7 

ISAIAH E.7 



January 24, 1857 . 
March 22, 1858 . . 
January 20, i860 . 

June 6, 1862 

Dec. 28, 1863 . . . 
March 21, 1865 . . 
August 4, 1867. 
Dec. I, 1869. 
August 13, 1872. 
June 10, 1877. 



May 7, i860. 



To Whom Harried. 
Matilda Shantz. 
Jchn Reinhardt. 
Sarah Jane Trussler. 



Barbara Kesselring. 
Lovina Rebecca Shantz. 
Nancy Reinhardt. 



4. Anna Eby 6 , the fifth' member of Moses Eby'ss family^ is married 
to John Rickert, who was born an the 18th of October, 1830. They 
reside on old "Indian Sam" Eby's pioneer home in Berlin. , They have a 
family of three children, as follows : ' ' ■'■ 

Children. Born. Died: ; To Whom Harried. 



LVDIA7 

CATHARINE7 
BARBARA? . . . 



Dec. 3,1, 1855 
June II, 1858 
June 13, 1861 . 



Louis Ernst. 
Henry Haus. 



' 5. Leah Eby*,. the seventh chjld of Moses Ebys, was married on the 
18th of December, 1853, to David E. Eby, who was born February 22, 
1831; 'and died April '2, 1.87.7. They resided in the Township of Mary- 
borough, Wellington County, Ontario, where he died.' Their family con- 
sists of ten children, as follows.; ; 

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HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY, 



Children, 

DILMAN 7 

THEODORE7 . . . 

DAVID7 

DANIEL7 

MOSES7 

BARBARA? 

HIRAM7 

MAGDALENA7.. 

AARON 7 

ENOCH7 



Born, 

March 16, 1855 , 
March 10, 1857 
Dec. 10, 1859 . . 
March 3, 1862. 
March 25, 1864. 
Dec. 1; 1866. 
October 25, 186c 
May 3, 1872. 
March 2, 1874. 
March 4, 1877. 



Died, 



May 12, 1864. 



To Whom Married. 
Catharine Ste'uernagel. 

Susannah Hess. 



6. Lydia Eby 6 , the eighth child of Moses Eby 5 and his wife Barbara 
Pannebacker, was born on the 16th day of January, 1838. On the 28th 
of October, i860, she married to John Derstein, a native of Pennsylvania. 
She resides in Elmwood, Ontario, and has a family of ten children, namely: 



Children. 
TOSIAH7 ......... 

DAVID 7 

ELIZABETH7 

MARIA7 

ELIAS7 

HANNAH7 

LYDIA7 

SARAH7 

JOHN HENRY7 . . 
EMMANAOMI7.. 



Born, 

January 14, 1862 . 
July 9, 1863 .... 
Sept. 27, 1865 . . . 
Sept. 29, 1867. 
Sept. 16, 1869. 
Oct. 24, 1871. 
Nov. 30, 1873. 
Dec. 17, 1875. 
February 8, 1878. 
June 12, 1880, 



Died, 



July 24, 1874. 



To Whom Married. 

Amelia Richley, she died 
October 22, 1886. 



7. Cornelius Ebys, the youngest son of Moses Ebys, was born on the 
10th day of January, 1840. On the' 24th of November, 1867, he married 
to Elizabeth Allgeier, who was born December 28, 1844. At present he 
resides in Elmwood, Ontario, and has a family of twelve children, namely: 

Died, To Whom Married. 



Children. 

NATHANIEL? . 

EMANUEL7 

ISAIAH A.? 

WILLIAM A. 7... 
MAGDALENA?.. 

REBECCA? 

EDWARD A.? . . , 
PHOEBE ANN7 . 
LYDIA ANN7 . . . 
CORNELIUS A.? 
SAMUEL A.7.... 
ELIZABETH? . . . 



Nov. 13, 1873. 
May 5, 1877. 



Born. 

August 13, 1868. 
Sept. 30, 1869. 
Feb. 23, 1871. 
Nov. 1, 1872 . . . . 
March 31, 1874. 
January 22, 1876 . 
Sept. 22, 1877. 
July 22, 1879. 
May 12, 1881. 
Feb. 5, 1884. 
April 15, 1887. 
October 15, 1888. 



George Eby* and Family. 



George Eby 4 , the fourth son of George Eby3 and his wife Barbara 
Sensenig, was married on the 1st of April, 1797, to Barbara Wenger, who 
was born in the year 1780 and died in September, 1834. In 1804 they 
moved from Pennsylvania to Canada. They were accompanied by his 



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;lder brother Samuel* and, a few others. He took up part of Lot No. i 
sf the German Company Tract, in the Township of Waterloo, County of 
Waterloo., The farm is now owned by Jacob B. Shantz. They, had a 
lamily of eleven children, as follows : 



Children. 

SEORGE5 

PETER5 

NANCYs 



JOHNs 

SAMUEL5. 
MARTIN5 . 



DAVIDs. 



MAGDALENA5... 
ELIZABETHS . . . . 

VERONICAS 

MOSESs 



Born. 

December 25, 1 798 

June 3, 1800 

October 13, 1801 . 

November 6, 1803 

August 18,' 1805 . 
August 4, 1807 . . 

April 23, 1812 . . . 



1813 



April 14, 1814 . . . 
March 8, 1817 . . . 
DecembSr22, 1822 



Died. 

November 1, 1886 
February 23, 1888 
March 4, 1887 . . . 



October IJ, 1847. 



June 19, 1886 

January 30, 1883 . 
April 5, 1843 
Dec. 19, 1876. . . . 



To Whom Harried. 

Elizabeth Nafcher. 
Magdalena Erb. 
David Erb. 
/Veronica Weber, 
\Phillipina Fischer. 
Susannah Caplin. 
Catharine Weber. 
[ Christina Hauck, 
-! Ann Robinson, 
( Christina Hoffer. 
Jacob Cress. 
Cyrus Bowers. 
Jacbb Hoffman. 
Mary Millar. 



The descendants of the above family are as follows : 

I. — George Ebys and Family. 

George Ebys, the eldest son of George Eby4 and his wife Barbara- 
Winger, was born in Pennsylvania on the 25th day of December, 1798. 
He came to Canada with his parents in 1804. He was married to Eliza- 
beth Nafcher, who was born August 13, 1800, and died July 23, 1881. 
When a young man he moved to Elkhart County, Indiana, where he 
followed farming. He died on the 1st day of November, 1886. He had 
a. family as follov/s : 



Children. 

HENRY6 

BARBARA ANN6 . 
ELIZABETHS .... 
MARTHA LENA6 

SARAH6 

HARRIETS 

GEORGE WM.6 . . 



Born. 
Nov. 14, 1822. 
Nov. 6, 1824 .... 

June 9, 1827 

July 9, 1829 .... 
April 24, 1834 . . . 
February 1, 1836. 
Dec. 12, 1839 



Died. 



January 24, 18 



\ 

To Whom Harried. 

Matthias Michaels. 
B. A. Neberd. 
V. Brodregdrit. 
Benjamin Reist. 
H. EisenJohr. 
Gertrude Pearce. 



1. Henry Eby 6 , of the above family, resides in Wyandot, Wayne- 
County, Michigan. 

2. Barbara Ann 6 is married to Mathias Michaels, a farmer. She 
resides near Bangor, Van Buren County, Michigan. 

3. Elizabeth 6 is married to B. A.. Neberd, a tailor. 

4. Martha Lena 6 is married to V. Brodregdrit, a carpenter. 

1 5. Sarah6 is married to Benjamin Reist, who was born December 15, 
[830. At present they reside at Bangor, Michigan, where he follows the 
:arpenter trade. They have a family as follows : 



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Children, 
MARY ANN 7 . . . 
SOLOMON B.7 . 
•GEORGE H.7 . . 
ELIZABETH R7 
SAMUEL M. 7 .. 
LAURA E. G.7 . 
DANIEL E. 7.... 
CAROLINE A. 7 . 



HISTORY OF, THE EBY FAMILY. 



Born. 
Jan. 18, 1853 
Apr. 20, 1854 
Nov. 17, 1856 
Dec. 6, 1858. 
Mar. 22, 1862 
Mar. 25, 1864 
May II, 1867 
June 20, 1870 



Died, 




To flWhomMarried. 
William Wickes. . 



Amos Shugers . . . 
William Nutting . . 
Henry G. Krogel. 



No. of Children. 
Three Children. 



Six Children. 
One Child. 
One Child. 



6. Harriets is married to H. Eisenlohr, a tinsmith, and resides in 
Bangor, Michigan. 

7. George Williams is married to Gertrude Pearce. He resides in 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he follows the mercantile life. 

II. — PprER Eby 5 and Family. 

Peter Ebys, the second son of George and Barbara (Winger) Eby 4 , 
"was born on the 3rd of June, 1800. On the 15th of March, 1824, he was 
married to Magdalena Erb, who was born September 22, 1807. They 
resided in Woolwich Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, where they 
followed farming. In their old age they lived in St. Jacobs, Ont., where 
he died February 23, 1888. They had a family of thirteen children, as 
follows : 

Children. Born. Died. 

JACOB E.6 May 23, 1825. . 



LYDIAE.6 

BARBARA E.6 . . . 

BENJAMIN L.6... 

DAVID E.6 

DANIEL E.6 

PETER E.6 

MARTINs 

MAGDALENA E.6 

ANNA E.6 

JOEL E.6 

VERONICA E.6... 
SUSANNAH E.6.. 



Sept. 17, 1826 . . . 
June 15, 1828. . . . 

October 25, 1829. 

Sept. 22, 1831 . . . 
October 28, 1833. 
May 26, 1836 

July S, 1838 

August 30, 1840. . 
October 16, 1842. 
October 6, 1844. . 
Feb. 15, 1847. 
June 14, 1851. 



April 2, 1877 



1878.. 



To Whom Harried 
Anna Bowman. 
Adam Seibert. 
Henry Wideman. 
/Barbara S. Martin, 
\ Magdalena Detweiler. 
Leah Eby. 
Hannah Clemens. 
Catharine Fry. 
/Mary Martin. 
\Mary Golden. 
Daniel S. Martin. 
John Schwalm. 
Jane Hewton. 



1. Jacob E. 6 , the eldest of the above family, was married on the 18th 
of May, 1847, to Anna Bowman, who was born May 9, 1828. They had 
a family of eleven children, as follows : 



Children. 
MAGDALENA 7 . 

LEVI B. 7 

MARY7 

HENRY B.7 ... . 

LYDIA7 

JOSEPH E. 7 ... 
GIDEON E.7 . . . 
VERONICA7 . . . 

NOAH E.7 

NANCY7 

LOVINA7 



Born. 

May 15, 1848 

July 28, 1850 

May 10, 1852. . . . 
March 18, 1854 . . 

July 3, 1856 

June 15, 1858 

April 21, i860 . . . 
January 13, 1862. 
May II, 1865. 
June 29, 1867. 
May 6, 1872. 



Died. 



Dec. 20, i860. 
May 20, 1883. . 



To Whom Married. 
Conrad Steuernagel. 
Catharine Vollmer. 
Benjamin Shantz. 

Christian Eby. 
Theresa Mugg. 
Millie Chebott. 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



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2. Lydia E. 6 , the eldest daughter of Peter and his wife Magdalena 
(Erb) Ebys, was born September 1.7, 1826. On the 3rd of June, 1851^ 
she married to Adam Seibert, who was born May 7, 1828, and died May 
14, 1886. She resided in Port Elgin, Ontario, and had a family of eight 
children, as follows : 

Born. Died. 



Children- 
ELIZABETH? . . . 

DAVID7 

MAGDALENA7 . 

JEREMIAH 7 

BENJAMIN? 

LOUISA? 

DANIEL? 

LYDIA 7 



April 30, 1852 . . 
Sept. 10, 1853 . 
Nov. 10, 1855 . . 
July 10, 1858 
Nov. 27, i860 . . 
August 10, 1862. 
May 20, 1865. 
Nov. 22, 1869. 



Sept. 15, 1853. 



Nov. 2, 1881. 



To Whom Harried. 

Lucy Eby. 
Philip Smith. 
Louisa Vollmer. 

Abraham Bock. 



3. Barbara Eby 6 , third child of Peter Ebys and his wife Magdalena 
Erb, was born on the 15th day of June, 1828. On the 21st of December, 
1847, she married to Henry Wideman, who was born October 12, 1820. 
They reside on a farm near Dashwood, Hay Township, Huron! County, 
Ontario. They have a family of seven children, as follows : 

Died. To Whom Married. 

Polly Martin. 



Children. 

PLIASE.7 

MOSES? 

MAGDALENA E.7 

LYDIA E.7 

HENRY E.7 

MENNO E.7 

DANIEL E. 7 



Born.. 
Sept. 14, 1855 . 
July 21, 1858. 
August 6, 1862 , 
April 17, 1864 . 
May 2, 1866. 
July 20, 1868. 
Oct. 10, 1872. 



Joel W. Reist. 
Israel Dettweiler. 



Elias E. Wideman 7 , the eldest of the above family, married on the 

24th of September, 1877, to Polly Martin, and has a family as follows : 

Born. Died. To Whom Married. 

April I, 1880. 
August 11, 1881. 



Children. 
ISAAC M. 8 ... 
EDMUND M.8 
MOSES M.8 .. 
NORMAN M.8 
LORA M.8 ... 
IDA MS 



Magdalena E. 
of October, 1880. 

Children. 

LYDIA W.8 

MALINDA W.8 . 

MARY W.8... . 

EMANUEL W.s 

■AARON W.8... . 



Dec. 20, 1882. 
June 24, 1884. 
March 1, 1886. 
October 9, 1888. 

Wideman/ married to Joel W. Reist on the 10th day' 

They have a family of five children, as follows : 

Born. Died. To Whom Married. 

Sept. 12, 1882. 
May, 28, 1884. 
Sept. 29, 1885. 
May 25, 1888. 
Nov. 26, 1889. 



Lydia E. Wideman? married Israel Dettwiler on the 10th of October, 
1885. They have a family of two children, namely : 

Children. Born. Died. To Whom Married, 

MAGDALENA W8 I October 24, 1886. I j 

SUSANNAH W.8 . | August 10, 1888. I I 



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HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



4. Benjamin L. Eby 6 ,.the fourth member of Peter Eby'ss family, was 
first married on the 9th of September, 185 1, to Barbara Martin, who was 
born September 26, 1830, and died July 23, 1876. They resided on -a 
farm near St. Jacobs, Ontario, and had a family as follows : 



Children. 

DANIEL M.7 

VERONICA M.7 . . 

PETER M.7 

BENJAMIN M.7 .. 
SOLOMON M.7... 

JUDITH M. 7 

MENNO M.7 



Born. 
October 20, 1852. 

April 23, 1854 

June 26, 1857 

April 13, i860 . . . 
April 7, 1864 . . .'. 
January 9, 1867. 
July 7, 1869. 



Died. 



July 23, 1876. 



To "Whom Married. 
Lydia Frey. 

Susannah Brubacher. 
Hettie Brubacher. 
Christina Eby. , 



After the death of his first wife Benjamin L. Eby 6 was married in 
They reside in Berlin, Ontario, and have 



To Whom Married. 



1878 to Magdalena Detwiler. 
children as follows : 

Children. Born, Died, 

ELIAS CLEASON7. . . June 10, 1879. 

IDA MINERVA7 March 5, 1881. 

LILLIA PRISCILLA7. April 9, 1887. . May 14, 1888. 

NOAH 7 April 19, 1889. 

5. David E. Eby 6 , the fifth member of the family of Peter Eby 5 , was 
married to Leah Eby, who was born on the 9th of November, 1835.^- 
They resided on a farm in Maryborough Township, Wellington- County, 
Ontario, where he died on the 2nd of April, 1877. They had a family of 
ten children, as follows : 

Born, Died, 

March 16, 1855 . 

March 10, 1857 . 

Dec. 10, 1859. . . 

March 3, 1862. 

March 25, 1864. 

Dec. 1, 1866. 

October 25, 



Children 

DILMAN7 

THEODORE7 .. 

DAVID E.7 

DANIEL7 

MOSES E.7 

BARBARA? 

HIRAM7 

MAGDALENA7. 

AARON? 

ENOCH7 



May 3, 1872. 
March 2, 1874. 
March 4, 1877. 



May 12, 1864. 



To Whom Married, 
Catharine Steuernagel. 

Susannah Hess, 



6. Daniel E. Eby6, the sixth member of the family of Peter and Mag- 
dalena (Erb) Ebys, was born on the 28th day of October, 1833. He 
married to Hannah Clemens, and at present resides at Southampton,; 
Ontario. He has had a family of ten children, namely : 



Children. 

NINA7 

EMMA 7 

ELIJAH 7 

EPHRAIM7 ...... 

JOEL7 

PETER HENRY? . 

ALLAN 7 

OLIVER? 

ELLA MAY 7 

DANIEL C? 



Born, 
Dec. 21, 1863 . . . 

May 10, 1865 

August 30, 1867. 
April 30, 1870 . . . 
Sept. 24, 187 1. 
Nov. 22, 1873. 
June 24, 1876. 
July 28, 1878. 
March 18, 1881. 
August 26, 1885. 



Died, 



January 4, 1871. 



To Whom Married. 
Earnest O. Osborne. 
Philip F. Perkins. 



HISTORY OF. THE 'EBY FAMILY. 



7. Peter E. Eby 6 , the seventh member in the family of Peter Eby'5, 
was borri'on the 26th of May, 1836. He married to Catharine ' Frey,' and 
has a family of eight children, as follows :" 

Born. Died. 



Children. 

SUSANNAH?' 

CHRISTINA? . , . . 
MAGDALENA7.. 

HANNAH? 

CATHARINE7.... 

HH<AM7 

ISAIAH? 

EZRA E.7 



February 16, 1861 
August 15, 1863... 
October 4, 1866. . 
Sept. 27, 1869 . .. 
January 20, 1872. 
Dec. 18, 1874. 
October 14, 1877. 
Sept. 15, 1880 . . . 



March 1 4, 1881. 



To Whom Harried. 

Ephrairri Snyder. 
Solomon M. Eby. 
John Benner. 
William Gibbons. 



8. Martin Eby 6 , the eighth member of the family of Peter Eby s , was- 
married first to Mary Martin, who was born September 5, 1842, and died 
November 20, 1881. They resided in Peel Township, Wellington County, 
Ontario, where they followed farming. Their family is as follows : 



Children. 



JOSIAH?....'... 

ESTHER? 

JECONIAH7 . . . 

ISAIAH7 

MARTIN M.?... 
MAGDALENA7 
HENRY M.?.... 

EZRA- M.7 

MARY7 

LYDIA7 



Born. 

June 4, 1862. .... 
February 4, 1864 . 

May I, 1866 

Nov. 3, 1868. 
January 27, 1871. 
January 14, 1873. 
May.19, 1875. 
June 29, 1877. 
October 8, 1879. 
Sept. 22, 1881. 



Died. 



' To Whom' Married. 

Amanda Reist. 
Amos Gingerich. 
Effie Priscilla Myers. 



After the decease of his first wife, Martin Eby 6 was married again to- 
Mary Golden. They now reside in the Town ,of Berlin, Ontarid, and- 
have children as follows : 



Children. Born. Died. 

VERONICA? I October 7, 1886.. I February 2, 1887. 

DAVID G.7 I Sept. 1, 1888. | 



To Whom Married. 



9. Magdalena Eby 6 , the ninth member of the family of Peter Eby 5r . 
is married to Daniel S. Martin. They reside on a beautiful farm about 
2 y^ miles north of Waterloo, Ontario, on' the main road leading from 
Waterloo to St. Jacobs. The following is a list of their children : 

Died. 



\ Children. 
BARBARA? . . . 

MARIA7 

VERONICA? . . 

ENOCH? 

MAGDALENA? 
DANIEL E. 7 . . 

LOUISA7 

LUCINDA 7 .... 
LYDIA ANN? . 



Born. 
January 26, 1861 . 

May 6, 1862 

May 18, 1863 

March 11, 1865. 
January 29, 1867. 
October 23, 1868. 
Sept. 27, 1870, 
Dec. 13, 1873. 
August 27, 1883. 



October 22, 1881. 



To Whom Married 
Moses Martin. 

Enos Bauman. 



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HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



10. Anna E. Eby 6 , the tenth member in the family of Peter Ebys, was 
married to John Schwalm, a mason, and lived near Clifford, Ontario. — 
They had one son, named , Simon Peter, who died when about two years 
of age. She died about the year 1878. 

n. Joel E. Eby 6 , the eleventh member in the family of Peter Ebys, is 

married to Jane Hewton, who was born on the' 28th day of March, 1853. 

He resides in the city of Kingston^ Ontario, where he is foreman in a 

hosiery establishment. They have a family of six children, as follows : 

Born: Died. To Whom Harried. 

October 25, 1872. 



Children. 
MARGARET 7 . 

MABEL7 

MAGDALENA7 
DANIEL M. . . . 
FRANKLIN7 . . 
CUTHBERT H. 



Sept. 6, 1874. 
August 10, 1876. 
July 12, 1878. 
August 10, 1880. 
March 20, 1885. 



Died. 



III. — Nancy Ebys and "Family. 

Nancy Eby5, the eldest daughter of George and Barbara (Winger) 

Eby 4 , was born in Pennsylvania on the 13th day of October, 1801, and 

died on the 4th of March, 1887. She marjied to David Erb, who was 

born February 21, 1797, and died August 25, 1883. They had a family 

of ten children, as follows : 

To Whom Harried. 
/William Thoman, _.■ 
\ Daniel Burkholder. 
Lucy Berget. 
Jacob S. Seibert. 
Jacob S. Seibert. 
Emmanuel Thoman. 
John Souder. 
George Fischer. 
/Catharine Burkhold. 
\Cordilla Vincent. 
Luke Robinson. 
Joseph Hilborn. 



Children. 
SARAHe 



SAMUELe 

MAGDALENA6 . 
ELIZABETH6 . . . 

ANNA6 

LYDIA6 

VERONICA6 . . . . 

DAVIDe 

SUSANe 

MARIAN 



Born. 

Dec. 10, 1820 . . . 

July 28, 1822 . . . 
October 8, 1823. . 
February 7, 1825. 
Nov. 6, 1826 .... 
August 31, 1828. . 
August 6, 1830 . 

January 19, 1833 . 

April S, 1834 

April 6, 1836 



Died 



Sept. 9, 1849 

October 17, 1853 . 



1. Sarah 6 , the eldest of the above family, was first married to William 
Thoman. They had a family of two children, Lydia Ann and Levi. — 
Lydia Ann was married to John Thaler, but she died a few years ago. 
Levi belongs to the Regulars of the English Army. He has been sta- 
tioned at Gibralter and Malta, but at present he is stationed in some city 
in England. After the decease of her first husband, Mr. Thoman, Sarah 
Erb married to Daniel Burkholder. At present they reside in Bridgeport, 
Ontario. 

2. Samuel Erb6, married to Lucy Berget. They have a family of 
four children, namely: Willie, Walter and another son and one daughter, 
whose names were not learned. They reside at Silver Creek, New York 
State. 



HISTORY OF THE, EBY FAMILY. 71 

3. Magdalena Erb 6 was married to Jacob S. Seibert. She had a 
iamily of three sons, as follows: Levi (married to Magdalena Wuest, 
resides in Berlin), Jeremiah and Willie, both died young. 

4. Elizabeth Erb 6 married to Jacob S. Seibert after the decease of 
ler sister Magdalena. They reside in Bridgeport, Ontario, and have had 
1 family of six children, as follows: Elizabeth (died young), Aaron E. 
[married to Mary Bliehm, resides in Bridgeport), Franklin E. (married ro 
Sarah Bedford, resides in Berlin), Matilda (died young), Josiah (died 
young) and Jacob E. . ' t 

5. Anna Erb 6 married to Emanuel Thoman, and now resides in 
Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has had a family of nine children, as fol- 
lows : Cleason, Jeremiah (died young), Angeline (died when some twenty 
years of age), Albert, Josiah, Amanda, Emanuel, Ezra and Ida. 

6. Lydia Erbe, was married to John Souder. She left, no issue. She 
died September 9th, 1849. 

7. Veronica Erb 6 , was married to George Fischer. She left one 
daughter named Louisa. She died October 17, 1853. 

8. David Erb 6 , was first married to Catharine Berghold and after her 
decease he married to Cordillia Vincent. He has no children. At present 
he resides in East Saginaw, Michigan. 

9. Susan Erb 6 , resides in Thedford, Bosanquot Township, Huron 
County, Ontario. She is married to Luke Robinson. They have no 
issue. , 

10. Maria Erb 6 , is married to Joseph Hilborn, and resides in Bloom- 
ingdale, Ontario. She has a family of seven children, namely : Samuel, 
Susannah, Nelson, Albert, Willie, Franklin and John. 

IV. — John Ebys and Family. 

John Ebys, the third son of George Eby-t, was born in Pennsylvania, 
on the 6th day of November 1803. He, was probably 6 months old when 
he came to Ontario. It is supposed that he started the first drug store in 
the town of Berlin, Ontario. He used to bring his goods from Buffalo, 
N. Y., by team. He resided in the town of Berlin for about 70 years, then 
he moved to Elmira, where he lived for. 1 2 years, and some 6 or 7 years 
ago he moved to Port Elgin, where some of his family reside. According 
to last reports he is still strong and quite active for a man of his age, and 
judging by appearance, he may live quite a few years yet. He was twice 
married, first to Veronica Weber, who was born on the 19th July 1808, and 



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HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



died on the ioth December 1837. They had a family of six children, as 
follows : 



Children, 
GEORGE W.6 . . 
CATHARINE6 . 
MAGDALENA* 

JOHN W.6 

MOSES W.6 
VERONICA6 . . . 



His second 



Born, 
August 7, 1828. . . 

June 4, 1830. 

July 22, 1831 

May 22, 1833 .... 
Nov. 20, 1835 . . . 
August 23, 1837.. 



Died, 



To Whom Married. 
Lydia Weber. 
Isaac G. Bowman. 
Jacob M^ Brubacher.' 



Mary McLean. 



Sept. 17, 1840. 
Dec. 1, 18J7. 

marriage was with Philipina Fischer (born March 147 
1811), on the 21st January, 1838. This union was blessed with a family 
of seven children, as follows : 

Died, 



Children, 

AMANDA* 

MARTINe 

HENRY6 

JOSEPH* 

SAMUEL6 

ELIZABETH* . . . 
LYDIA6 



Born, 
Nov. 6, 1839 . . . 
February 22, 1841 
Sept. 12, 1842 . . . 
March 23, 1844 . . 
March 15, 1846 . . 
February 12, 1848 
July 15, 1849 .... 



To Whom Married, 
Joshua Bowman. 
Catharine Rothaefmel. 
Elizabeth Slabach. 
Emiline McMurtry. 
Ursula Bensing. 
Philip Kress. 



October 3, 1863. 

i. George W. Eby 6 , eldest son of John Eby, resides in Locke' 
Indiana, where he is engaged in the mercantile life. He was married to 
Lydia Weber, who died some years ago. Here-married in 1888, but to 
whom we did not learn. He has but one child, named Lydia.' 

2. Catharine W. Eby 6 is married to Isaac G. Bowman, a farmer, and 
resides near Freeport, Ontario. She has a family of ten children, namely: 
John, Noah, Benjamin, George, Levi, Veronica, Amanda, Mary, Sarah and 
a baby whose name has not been ascertained. 

3. Magdalena W. Eby 6 is married to Jacob M. Brubacher, a farmer, " 
and resides near St. Jacobs, Ontario. She has a family of four children, 
namely: Martin, William, Amanda and Mary Ann. ' 

4. Moses W. Eby* is one of the early pioneers of Port Elgin, Ontario, 
and has resided there ever since, with the exception ,of three years that he 
lived in Locke, Indiana. He has been very successful in the book and 
fancy goods business. He is married to Mary McLean, and has a family 
of four children, namely : George, Rebecca, Sarah and Lillie. 

5. Amanda F. Eby6 is married to Joshua Bowman, a merchant. She 
resides in Listowel, Ontario, and has had a family of three . children, 
namely: Addison Milo, Lizzie and Louisa. 

6. Martin F. Eby* was born in Berlin, Ontario. In June, 1863, he 
moved to Port Elgin, Ontario, where he opened a drug store, and has 
been doing a very successful business ever since. He has been running 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMItY. 1& 

he express and telegraph offices, in connection with the drug business, 
iince 1873. He is married to Catharine Rothaermel and has a family of 
en children, namely: (1) Milton Addison, who passed a creditable exam- 
nation at the Ontario College Pharmacy some four years ago. He is in the 
irug business with his father, and is married to Panelope Hilbert. (2) 
Franklin Alexander, who resides at Greenway, Manitoba, where he is agent 
'or the Northern Pacific and Manitoba Rail Road. His former residence 
vas Hawk Lake, where he was station master for the Canada Pacific R. R. 
Company for two years. He is married to Mary Thomson. (3) Lizzie 
Amelia, who is at home with her parents, (4) John Albert, who is assisting 
lis father in the drug business, (5) Clara Louisa, who is attending the 
High School, preparing for examination for teacher, (6) Nellie Esther, who 
s attending the Public School, preparing for entrance examination. (7) 
R.euhen Henry, (8) Amanda Philippina Fischer, and (9) Katy May, who are 
ittending the Public School, (10) Edna, the youngest, is at home yet. 

7. Henry F. Eby 6 , born in Berlin, Ontario, now resides in Nappanee, 
Indiana, where he carries on the painting business. He is married to 
Elizabeth Schabach, and has one child, name of which is not known to 
:he writer. 

8. Joseph F. Eby 6 was also born in the town of Berlin, Ontario. 
\fter being clerk in Berlin for some years, he went to Toronto, where he, 
with Blain & Co., is doing a large wholesale business, in tea, coffee, 
ipices, etc. He is* married to Emeline McMurtry, and has a family of 
r our children, namely : Perry, Douglas, Norah and Clara. 

9. Samuel F. Eby* resides in Port Elgin, Ontario, where he is engaged 
n the grocery and provision business. He is married to Ursula Bensing, 
ind has a family of seven children, namely: Franklin, Annie Lillie, Louisa,. 
Henry, Joshua and Myrtle. 

c, 

10. Elizabeth F. Eby6 was born in Berlin, Ontario, and now resides 
n Port Elgin, Ontario. She married Philip Cress, a tanner. He, in 
;ompany with Messrs. Bowman & Zinkan, is running a very extensive 
Spanish Sole Leather Tannery. He has a family of ten children, 
lamely: Henry, Joshua, John, Philip, Pearcy, Louis, Middleton, Victor, 
toward and Louisa. , 

V. — Samuel Eybs and Family. 

Samuel Ebys ("Potter Sam"), the fourth son of George and Barbara 
Wenger) Eby4, was born on the 18th day of August, 1805. He was the 



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HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



first white child that was born on Lot No. i, G. C. Tract. He was married 
on the ioth day of March, 1830, to Susannah Capplen, who was born on 
the 8th day of November, 181 1, and died on the 18th day of June, 1876. 
He died in New Hamburg on the 17th day of October, A. D., 1847. 
They had a family of seven children, given as follows : 

Died. 



Children. 
WILLIAM K.6... 
ELIZABETH6 . . . 

AARON6 

LEAH6 

MENN06 

CYRUS6 

AMANDA6 



Born. 
July II, 1831 .... 
July 15, 1833 .... 
January 17, 1836 . 
February 11, 1839 
June 14, 1842. . . , 
August 2, 1844. . . 
April 14, 1846 . . . 



To Whom Married. 
Susannah Detweiler. 
William Echtenaker. 
Hannah Burkhart. 
Adam Klippert. 
Rachel Davis. 
Sarah Ann Heise. 
Jonas Detweiler. 



i. William K. Eby, the eldest son of Sam ("Potter Sam") and his 
wife Susannah (Capplen) Eby, was born on the nth of July, 1831. He 
married to Susannah Detweiler, who was born August 8, 1832. He resides 
in the village of Conestogo, Ontario, where he carries on the potter trade. 
He has a family of nine children, as follows : 

Died. 



Children. 

MARY 7 

JEREMIAH? . 

AARON7 

AMANDA? . . . 

HENRY 7 

CYRUS7 

SUSANNAH7. 

ANNIE6 

"WILLIAM D.7 



Born. 
April 16, 1854 . . . 
February 21, 1859 
April 10, 1861 . . . 
April 29, 1863 . . . 
August 27, 1864 . 
October 31, 1866. 
Nov. 29, 1868 . . . 
April 3, 1871. 
March 26, 1877. 



October 20, 1866. 
August 7, 1885. 



To Whom Harried. 
Owen B. Snider. 



Tobias B. Martin. 
Nancy Schrock. 

Menno B. Hoffman. 



2. Elizabeth Eby. 6 , eldest daughter of Samuel Ebys and his wife 
Susannah Capplen, was born July 15, 1833. She is married to William 
Echtenaker, and resides in Manitowah, Wisconsin, U. S. She has a 
family of seven children, viz. : Helena, Emma, Edith, Bertha, Emil. Gus- 
tave and Amanda. 

3. Aaron Eby 6 , second son of SamuSl Ebys and his wife Susannah . 
Capplen, was born January 17, 1836. He is a blacksmith by trade, and 
resides in Flint, Michigan. He is married to Hannah Burkhart, and has 
a family of two daughters, namely : Etta, married to Daniel Cress, and 
Grace, residing with her parents. 

4. Leah Eby 6 , second daughter of Samuels and Susannah Eby, was 
born February n, 1839. On the 17th day of March, 1857, she married 
to Adam Klippert, who was born May 24, 1837. They reside in the 
town of Waterloo, Ontario, where he is engaged in the manufacture of 
furniture, etc. They have had a family of eight children, as follows : 

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HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



75 



Children. 
WILLIAM?.... 
LEANDERy . . 
MARY ANN7 . 
ADAM E.7 ... 

JOHN 7 

DANIEL 7 
JOHN E.7 .... 
MATILDA, .. 



Born. 
February 4, 1858. 
Dec. 17, 1859. 
April 17, 1861 . . . 
August 29, 1865. 
June 24, 1867. . . . 
Sept. 7, 1870 ..-.. 
Sept. 19, 1872. 
Sept. 7, 1877! 



Died. 



Died in infancy. 
Died in infancy. 



To Whom Harried. 



Solomon Soiider. 



5. Menno Eby 6 , third son of Samuel 5 and Susannah Eby, was born 
June 14, 1842. He is a machinist and resides in Detroit, Mich. He is 
married to Rachel White, and has one son named Franklin, now about 
22 years of age. 

6. Cyrus Eby 6 , the youngest son of Samuels and Susannah Eby, was 
born August 2, 1844. On the 4th of October, 1864, he married to Sarah 
Ann Heise, who was born January 6, 1841. He resides at Chippewa Hill, 
Ontario, and follows farming. He has a family of seven children, namely : 

Died. To Whom Harried 



Children. 
WELLINGTON/. 
JOHN WESLEY8 
FLORANCE A. 7 . 
WILLIAM H.7 . . 

LOUIS D.7 

IDA REBECCA7 . 
LEAH GRACE7 . 



Born. 
Sept. 29, 1866 . . 
May 14, 1869 . . . 

Mays, i873--- 
Dec. 9, 1875 . . . 
July 1, 1879 
Dec 8, 1881 . . . 
Sept. 2, 1885 . . 



a 



7. Amanda Eby 6 , the youngest daughter of Samuels and Susannah 
Eby, was born on the 14th of April, 1846. She is married to Jonas Det- 
weiler, a farmer, and resides near Excelsior, Missouri, U. S. She has a 
family of eight children, but their names were not given to writer. 

VI. — Martin Ebys and Family. ,, :UL 

Martin Ebys, the fifth son of George Eby4 and his wife Barbara 
Wenger, was born on the 4th day of August, 1807. -On the 3rd day of 
March, 1832, he married to Catharine Weber, who was born April 28, 
181 1. They followed farming and at present reside at Port Elgin, Ont. 
They had a family of fourteen children, three of whom died soon after' 
iheir birth, consequently had no names given them, and one named Philip 
ived to be two months and a few days old. Ten of the. family are still 
iving — their names are as follows : 



Children. 
30LOMON6 . . . . 

LYDIA6 

VANCY6 

OHN6 

L.EVI6 

hagdalena6. 
;atharine6 . 

5LIASS 

iARAHS 

/ERONICA6 . . . 



Born. 
May 15, 1834.... 
Sept. 14, 1835 . . . 
Sept. 18, 1838 . . . 
October I, 1840. . 
Sept. 18, 1842 . . . 
Dec. 12, 1845 . . . 
March 25, 1848 . . 

May 4, 1850 

May 25, 1852 

Nov. 25, 1854 . . . 



Died, 



To Whom Married, 
Catharine Shantz. 
Jacob Traffelet. 
Samuel P. Eby. 
Elizabeth Lawson. 
Mary Lawson. 
Joseph Thede. 
Samuel Bushlir. 
Margaret Bender. 
George Reuber. 
John Schwalm. 



*76 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

I 

i. Solomon Eby 6 , the eldest of the above family, when a young man 
joined the Old Mennonite Church, of which body, some years thereafter, 
he was ordained minister. Some eighteen or nineteen years ago_ on 
account of some difference of opinion between him and the aufhprities 
of the church, he was separated from that body, and afterwards became 
one of the instruments in the organization of what is at present known as 
the Church of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ, usually called New Men- 
nonites, of which body he was the first Presiding Elder. He was re-elected 
as Presiding Elder for quite a number of years in succession, but at present 
he is stationed on the Elmwood, Ontario, field of labor, where he is doing 
a grand work for the Lord. As a minister he has few superiors; speaks 
in both languages, and his sermons are full of life and spirit, refreshing to 
souls craving for spiritual' manna. Many have been brought from dark- 
ness unto light through his labors. May he prove faithful unto the end, 
and when done here 1 receive that crown of glory promised to all who do- 
the Lord's will. He is married to Catharine Shantz, and has had a family 
of twelve children, of whom five are dead. Their names are as follows: 
Lydia, Hannah (dead), Lovina (dead), Priscilla (dead), Jeremiah, Josiah, 
Magdalena (dead), Fannie, Sarah Ann, Franklin (dead), Nellie and Ida. 

2. Lydia Eby 6 is married to Jacob Traffelet, and resides at Port Elgin, 
Ontario. She has had a family of eleven children, one of whom is dead. 
Three boys and seven girls are still living, 

3. Nancy Eby 6 is married to Samuel P. Eby, and resides on a farm 
a few miles west of Berlin, Ont. She has had a family of eleven children, 
namely: Noah, Leah, Solomon, Ezra (dead), Reuben, Benjamin, Samuel, 
Catharine, Simon, Levi and Isaiah. (See page 63.) 

4. John Eby 6 is married to Elizabeth Lawson, and has a family of six 
children, two boys and four girls. He resides in Elkhart, Indiana, U. S., 
where he is engaged as a minister of the Gospel in the United Brethren , 
Church. In his calling he is doing a good work for the Lord, having 
been very successful as a minister. Sinners are converted and brought to 
the Lord through his labors, and the people of God are generally greatly 
refreshed in spirit while listening to his able sermons. 

5. Levi Eby 6 , married to Mary Lawson, resides in Norwood Park, Cook 
Co., Illinois. He is a local minister in the Methodist Church. He has had 
a family of fifteen children of whom six are dead. Six boys and three 
girls are still living. 

6. Magdalena Eby 6 is married to Joseph Thede, and resides in Port 
Elgin, Ont. She has no family. 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



11 



7. Qatharine. Eby 6 is married to Samuel Bushlier, and resides in Port 
Elgin, Ont. She has a family of eleven children, . six girls and five boys. 

8. Elias Eby6 was converted in his early days. In March, 1870, he 
joined the Evangelical Church, and entered the ministry in 1876. He 
was first stationed on the Sebringville (Ont.) Circuit, where he remained 
seven months, and the remainder of the year he was stationed on the 
Bentinck (Ont.) Mission. In 1877 he was stationed on the Middleton 
Mission, and during 1878-9 he was a local. In 1880 he was again 
stationed on the Sebringville Circuit, and during the years 1881-2 he 
labored on the Maitland Mission. During the years 1883-4-5 he was 
stationed on the Pembroke (Ont.) Mission, and during the years 1886-7 
on the Niagara Mission. In the Spring of 1888 the conference placed 
him on the Morriston Mission, where he is still laboring. So far he has 
proved successful in the ministry. May he still continue doing work for 
our Lord. On the 22nd of April, 1879, he married to Margaret Bender, 
who was born on the 17th of February, 1851. He has a family of four 
children, as follows: Sibylla (born May 30, 1880), Edwin (born Aug-. 19, 
1881), Laurinda (born April 20, 1884) and Oscar (born June 14, 1886), 

9. Sarah Ebys, married to George Reuber, resides at Port Elgin, 
Ont., and has a family of six children,, two boys and four girls. 

10. Veronica Eby 6 , married to John Schwalm, resides at Port Elgin, 
Ont., and has had a family of eight children, two of whom are dead. One 
boy and five girls are still living. 

VII. — David Eby 5 and Family. 
David Ebys, the sixth son of George and Barbara (Wenger) Eby4, 
was born on the farm now owned by Jacob B. Shantz, within the corpora- 
tion of the Town of Berlin, Ont., on the 23rd of April, 1812. On the 
20th of January, 1835, he was married to Christina Hauck, who was born 
November 11, 1816, and died October 13, 1853. He died in Elmira,. 
Waterloo County, Ontario, on the 19th of June, 1886, aged 74 years, 1 
month and 26 days. They were blessed with a family of eleven children,. 
as= follows: 

Died. 



Children. 

ELIAS6 

JACOB6 

SARAH6 

LEVI6 

ISRAEL6 

NOAH6 

MARY ANN6 . 
JULI ANN6 . . 
EMANUEL6.. 

JOHNS 

EDWARDS . . . 



Born. 

Dec. 20, 1835 

Dec. 30, 1836. . . . 
January I, 1838 . . 
October 14, 1840 . 
August 6, 1842. . . 
February 25, 1844 

Nov. 5, 1845 

May 28, 1847 

Dec. 27, 1848 

October 29, 1850. 
July 4, 1852 



March 23, 1 841. 
October to, 1846. 
October 10, 1844. 
February 3, 1845. 



To Whom Married. 
Mary 1 Jane McKersie. 
Frances Borden. 



Solomon Bowman. 
Fhilo G. Wolcott. 
Lizzie Moyer. 

Mary Rousseau. 



78 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

After the decease of Christina (Hauck) Eby, the first wife of David 
Ebys, he again married on the 20th of February, 1854, to Ann Robinson, 
who was born on the 28th of September, 1822, and died on the 16th of 
July, 1855. They had' only one son, name and date of birth as follows: 

Children. Born. Died. To Whom Harried. 

ISAAC R. 6 I Nov. 18, 1854. | I 

After the death of his second wife, David Ebys married on the 24th 
of November, 1855, to Christina HofFer, who was born on the 23rd of 
March, 1828. They were blessed with four children, namely: 

Children. Bom. Died. To Whom Married, 



SOLOMONS . . 
CHARLES6 . . 
MAGGIE R.6 . 
AMANDA6 . . 



April 20, 1857 . . . 
June 18, 1859. . . . 
Dec. 26, 1861. 
January 20, 1865. 



Laura Vogt. 
Caroline Grim. 



1. Elias H. Eby 6 , the first son of David Eby s , is married to Mary 
Jane McKersie. He is a carpenter by trade and resides in St. Louis, 
Missouri. They had a family of two children, namely: Martin, a dray- 
man, of Muskegon, Michigan, and Ida, who died in Muskegon, Mich., in 
the year 1888. 

2. Jacob H. Eby 6 , married to Frances Borden, is a carpenter by 
trade, and resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has no children. 

3 — 6. Sarah 6 , Levi 6 , Israel 6 and Noah 6 died young. 

7. Mary Ann Eby 6 is married to Solomon Bowman, and resides 
near Heidelberg, Waterloo County, Ontario. They have a family as fol-. 
ows: Maggie, Edward, Simon, Julia, Philo, Otto and Oscar (dead). 

8. Julia Ann 6 , married to Philo G. Wolcott, resides in Kent County, 
Michigan. They have two children, Eby and Jessie. 

9. Emanuel H. Eby 6 married to Lizzie Moyer, is a tanner by trade, 
and resides in Port Elgin, Ontario. They have had a family of five chil- 
dren, three of whom are dead. Edgar and Albert are still living. 

10. John H. Eby 6 died when young. 

11. Edward H. Eby 6 , married to Mary Rousseau, is a baker by trade, 
and resides in Chicago, Illinois. Their children are, Addison and Emma. 

12. Isaac R. Eby 6 is a painter by trade, and resides in Goshen, Ind. 

13. Solomon Eby 6 , married to Laura Vogt, is a piano tuner by trade, 
and resides in St. Thomas, Ontario. He has one son, Oscar C. by name. 

f 4. Charles Eby 6 , .married to Caroline Grim, is a grocery merchant, and 
resides in St. Ignace, Michigan. He has had three children, two of which, 
Eunice and Aldeth, are still living. 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



79 



15. Maggie Eby 6 is a tailoress, and resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

16. Amanda Eby 6 is a dress-maker, and also resides in Grand Rapids, 
Michigan. 

VIII. — Magdalena Ebys (Cress) and Family. 

Magdalena Ebys, the second daughter of George and Barbara (Wen- 
ger) Eby*, was born in November, 1813, and died on the 30th of January, 
1883. Her husband's name was Jacob Cress. They had a family of 
eleven children, as follows : 

Bom. Died, 



Children. 
BARBARAS . . 

JOHN6 

HENRYS 

PETERS 

ELIZABETH6 
SUSANNAHS. 

DAVID6 

WILLIAM6... 

veronica6 . 

Nancys 

Georges. . . . 



Died, age 2 years. 



Died, age 1)4 yrs. 
Died, age 6 months 



Died, age 29 years 



To Whom Married. 
John David. 

Name ol wife not known 
Magdalena Reitzel. 
Anthony Wagner. 
Levi Bowman. 



David Puttock. 

Susan Auman. 



IX. — Elizabeth Eby= (Bowers) and Family. 

Elizabeth Ebys, the third daughter of George and Barbara (Wenger) 
Eby+, was married to Cyrus Bowers, a farmer, who was born September 
27, 1816, and died October 19, 1889. .She died April 5, 1843. They 
resided on "Sweet Briar Farm," two miles south-west of Berlin, Ontario, 
where they had a family of three children, as follows : 

Died. 



Children. 

JOHN E.6 

JACOB E. 6 .... 
A DAUGHTER 



Born. 
October 18, 1839. 
October 10, 1841 . 
April 5, 1843 .... 



To Whom Married. 
Mary Seiler. 
Kate Walbank. 



Aprit 7, 1843. 

i. The Rev. John Eby Bowers 6 , the first member of 'the above 
family, was born October 18, 1839, in Waterloo County, Ontario (then 
called Upper Canada). He lived on the "old farm," two miles south-west 
of Berlin, until he was eighteen years of age, and then went "to town" 
and became a shop-boy, or clerk, in a general store. In the year i860 he 
named the home of his boyhood, "Sweet Briar Farm," and the place has 
been known by this name ever since. He was engaged in the mercantile 
business for about six years, part of the time in the village of Bridgeport, 
afterwards in Berlin, and in the year 1867 closed up his affairs and moved 
to the West. He resided with his family in the State of Missouri for 
about three years; and also in the State of Kansas for the same length of 
time, where he followed the avocation of a book-keeper. During two 
years he held the position of clerk in office of the United States District 



80 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

Court, for the Western District of Missouri, located at Jefferson City^ the 
capital of the State. But finding that sedentary employment did not agree 
with his health, he retired from his position, and began to prepare himself 
to enter the ministry. At the age of twenty-one years Mr. Bowers had 
become a member of the Church of the New Jerusalem, commonly known 
as "Swedenborgian," being baptized into that faith by the pastor of that 
Church at Berlin, namely, the Rev. F. W. Tuerk. In the year 1870 he 
was licensed to preach, and he continued his preparations by close appli- 
cation to the study ot the doctrine of his Church, according to the Word 
of God, under the direction of the late Rev. J. P. Stuart, the President of 
the Missouri Association of the New Jerusalem. And on the nth of 
May, 1873, he was ordained into the ministry by the person just mentioned, 
at Jefferson City, Missouri. In the month of June, 1873, ne returned to 
Canada. In August of the same year he went to Pennsylvania, spent a 
few weeks at Allentown, in that State, and arrived in the city of Phila- 
delphia on the first day of September, 1873. He accepted a call from the 
Frankford Society of the New Church, in Philadelphia, and at once entered 
upon his duties as pastor, in which capacity he served for the space of 
about four years. His relations were pleasant, and he enjoyed his resi- 
dence with the kind and hospitable people of the "city of brotherly love." 
Circumstances, however, brought about a change; and, under the guidance 
of the Divine Providence, the subject of this sketch was led to go to 
Toronto, Ontario, where he received a call to become the pastor of the 
New Church Society, and began his ministry in the month of October, 
1877. He filled this position for two years; and then in October, 1879, ' 
began his labors as a General Missionary, and has continued as such up 
to the time of the present writing. For five years he travelled most of the 
time in the United States, devoting most of his labors to the State of 
Pennsylvania. He has, however, also visited many places in all the 
Northern States, as far south as Maryland and Virginia in the east, and as 
far west as Illinois and Minnesota. He has preached and lectured in no 
less than one hundred and twenty-five different places; that is, in thirteen 
States of the American Union and in Canada. He has sold many thou- 
sands of volumes of books, and has distributed vast numbers of religious 
tracts, all of which contained the heavenly doctrines of the Church of the 
New Jerusalem; for the spreading abroad of the edifying literature of 
the Church, is a legitimate part of the uses performed by a missionary. 
In the course of his labors, this missionary has travelled an aggregate 
distance equal to three tours around our globe. There are few who are 
personally acquainted with as many different people in as many different- 
localities. During the past six years Mr. Bowers has been employed as 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 8 1 



the missionary of the Canada Association of the New Church. He is 
still filling his post : and in connection with his work he. visits a number of 
places in Michigan, spending a' few weeks or a month in that State every 
Fall and 'Spring. His experiences in' life have been of .a varied character, 
■and well adapted to expand the thoughts and affections of the mind, to 
cultivate and deepen the sympathies toward all mankind, and especially 
toward those who are of the household of a true and living faith in God. 
Mr. Bowers" has also accomplished something as an author. Many of his 
written sermons, in both the English and German languages, have 1 been 
published in the Church periodicals ; and in January, 1889, there was 
published, as the product of his pen, a neat volume of 185 pages, entitled : 
"Missionary Talks on Subjects, of 'New Church Doctrine." The book has 
been well received and is being widely circulated in England, the United 
States and Canada. He is also devoting his leisure to the preparation of 
another work for publication, which will probably appear some 'time in the 
beginning of next year. — Mr. Bowers is married to Mary Seiler, and has a 
family of four children, namely : Alice S., Almina E., Alberta L., Eaton J. 

2. Jacob E. Bowers6, the second son of Cyrus and Elizabeth (Eby 5 ) 
Bowers, spent his boyhood days on the farm, near Berlin, Ontario. After 
having acquired a fair common school education at home, Jie entered the 
Toronto University, choosing the Arts Course, from which, in due cour.se 
of time, he graduated with honors, the faculty conferring upon him the 
degree of B. A. He afterwards entered the Michigan University, at Ann 
Arbor, choosing the Medical Course. After his graduation from Michigan 
University, at which he stood a very creditable examination, he located at 
-St. Peter, Minnesota, having been appointed Superintendent of the Insane 
Asylum at that place. At present he is a very successful physician at St. 
Paul, Minn., where he enjoys a very lucrative practice. He is married to 
Kate Walbank, and has had two children, both of which died in infancy. 

X. — Veronica Ebys (Hoffman) and Family. 

Veronica Ebys, the youngest daughter of George Eby 5 , was born on 
■the 8th day of March, 1817; and died on the 19th day of. December, 1876. 

She was married to Jacob Hoffman, who was born in Lancaster County, 
. Pennsylvania, on the 18th day of September, 1809, and. died' in Berlin, 

Ont., on the 15th of November, 1864. They had a family of eight or nine 

children, but the names, with date of birth, etc., of two or three which 

died in infancy were not given. 

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82 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



Children. 

ISAAC* 

SARAHS 

SUSANNAHS.... 
MARY ANNS... 

REBECCAS 

MAGDALENA6.. 



Bora. 

March. 8, 1835 

April 1, 1837 

January 18, 1839. . . 
February 1.0, 1845.. 
June 22, 1849. ..... 

July 7, 1853 



Died. 



To Whom Married. 
Caroline Herlan. 



William Schaefer. 
Joseph Devitt. 
Frederick Trapp. 



Sept. 19, 1854. 
July 1, 1874. 
Sept. 21, 1857. 

i. Isaac Hoffman 6 , the eldest of the above family, was. born on the 
8th of March, 1835. He married to Caroline H'erlan, who was born on 
.the 26th of September, 1838. He is interested in the furniture manufac- 
turing business, in the Town of Waterloo, Ontario, where he resides. His 
family are as follows : 

Children. Born, Died. To Whom Harried. 

CAROLINE' M.7. . Dec. 26, 1857 John Burns. 

FRANKLIN H.7. . April 13, i860 April 5, 1863. 

EMMA SIVINA 7 . . October 11, 1S62 Cyrus Schiedel, 

SARAH M. 7 • January 30, 1865 James Steward. 

TOHN WESLEY 7 . Sept. 29, 1867.. . . 

"PHEBE P. 7 May 13, 1870 

ALEXANDER F.7. February 23, 1873. 

LILLIE J.7 Sept. 2, 1875 

2. Sarah died September 19, 1854. 

v3 ; -Susannah Hoffman 6 , born' January 18, 1839, married to Mr 
William Schaefer, on the 23rd of December, 1863. William Schaefer was 
born on the 1 8th of June, 1838. They reside a few miles west of the 
Town of Berlin, Ontario, where they possess and occupy a most beautiful 
farm, with fine buildings. They have a family of six children, as follows : 
. Children, Bom, Died, To Whom Married. 

October 4, 1884 

January 18, 1867. . . 
February 2, 1869. . . 
October 4, 1871 '. . . . April 4, 1872. 
October 18, 1875. . 
, May 7, 1882 

4. M ar y Ann Hoffman 6 , born February 10, 1845, was married to 
Joseph Devitt, who was born August 19, 1839, and died Dec. 29, 1878. 
She died July 1, 1874. They had a family of four children, as follows : 
Martha (born Sept. 5, 1867). Emma (born June 4, 1870), Angeline (born 
April 20, 1872), Mary Ann (born June 12, 1874). 

5. Rebecca Hoffman 6 , born June 22nd, 1849, married to Frederick 
Trapp, on the 22nd day of November, 1876. They have had a family of 
two children, both sons, the eldest, named August, lived but a year or so, 
and Herman, the baby boy, was born in October, 1880. 

Moses Ebys and Family. 
Moses Ebys, the youngest member of the family of George and 
Barbara (Wenger) Eby4, was born on the 23rd of December, 1822. He is 



VERONICA 7 . . . 
TACOB H.7. .. 
"JOHN E. 7 . ... 
EMMA A. 7 .... 

EZRA C. 7 

GEORGE W,7. 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 83 

narried to Mary Miller, who was born August 14, 1820. They reside at 
New Dundee, Waterloo County, Ontario, and have had a family .of ten 
;hildren, as follows : 

Born. 



Children. 
LUCY 'ANN*.. 

A.MOS 6 

[SRAEL6. .. . 
ISAAC M.S.'-.. 
WILLIAM M. 6 
3EORGE M.6- 
[ACOB M. 6 ... 
:YRUS' M.6.. 
MOSES M. 6 .. 
KELSON M.6. 



April 5, 1847:.... 
May 2nd, 1849. . . . 
Sept. 18th, 1850. . . 
August 14, 1852. . . 
August 14, 1854 . . 
April 23, 1856.... 
July 30; 1859..... 

July S, 1862 

April 6, 1864 

Nov. 12, 1869.. .". , 



Died. 
March 20, 188I : 



March 10, 1882. 



May 20, 1882. 



To Whom Married. 
J Benjamin Hallman. 

Mary Ann Winner. 
Elizabeth Bergey. 

Elizabeth' Shupe. 
Florence Clark. 



1. L;ucy Ann Eby 6 , the eldest of the above family, is married to 
Benjamin Hallman, a farmer. They reside at New' Dundee, Ontario, and 
lave a, family of nine children. 

2. Amos Eby 6 died March 20, 1881. 

3. Israel Eby 6 is married to Mary Witmer, and is an Inn-keeper at 
Shakespeare, Ontario. They have a family of three children. 

4. Isaac M. Eby 6 , married to Elizabeth Bergey, is a farmer, and resides 
lear Gowanstown, Ontario. They have a family of seven children. 

5. William M. Eby 6 died March 10, 1882. 

■ 6. George M. Eby 6 , a farmer, is married to Elizabeth Shupe, and 
■esides at Gowanstown, Ontario. They have a family of six children. 

7. Jacob M. Eby, baker, and grocer, is married to Florence Clarke, 
ind resides in Aurora, Illinois. They have a family of two children. 

8. Cyrus M. Eby6 died May 20, 1882. 

10. Nelson M. Eby, the youngest, is a baker, and resides in Aurora, 
Illinois. 

(Here end the descendents of George Eby 3 .) 



The Descendants of John Eby 3 . 

John Eby 3 (see page 5), son of Christian Eby 2 (son of old Theodorus 1 ) 
nd his wife Elizabeth Mayer, and brother to Christian Eby3, described on 
ages 5 and 6, was^orn on the 28th day of September, 1737. In 1762 
e married to Rebecca Hershey. They had a family of seven children, 
;amely, Jonas, Joseph, Sophia, Daniel, Elizabeth, Rebecca and Samuel. 
John Ebys died in 1794- 

(See next page.) 



«4 



Children, 



History' of the eby family. 
Both, Died, 



DANIEL' EBY4.... 

JOSEPH EKY4. . . . 
JONAS EBY4.,... 
REBECCA EBY4.. 
SOPHIA 1 EBY4.... 
ELIZABETH EBY 
SAMUEL EBY 4 .. . 



January 10, 1773. . 

December 13, 1778 
February'3, ,1780. . 
April 14, 1781. . . . 
February 9, 1784. . 
August 4, 1787;... 
June 27, 1790 



November 28, 1820 

October 12, 1855. . 
September 14, 1831 
Nqvember 4, 1861. 

August' Si, 1878 



To Whom Married, 
/ — Brech...v^ 
\ Delilah Moxjej 
Never married . . . 

— Hershey 

Samuel Bricker . . 



Elizabeth Brigel.. 



Daniel Eby 4 and his Descendants. 

Daniel Eby4, the eldest of the above family, in company with Samut 
Eby, David Eby, Benjamin Eby and others, came to Canada in 180^ 
He had his home with his cousin, Benjamin Eby. In 1809 he married t 
a Miss Brech, by whom he had two daughters. One died young, and th 
other married to Mr.i Rosenberger, a farmer, now residing in Huron Count) 
Ontario. Daniel Eby's first wife died in 1815 or 181 6. In October, 181; 
he left Canada and went to Western Pennsylvania, where he formed a 
acquaintance with Delilah Moxley, a widow, residing in McClellandtowr 
near Pittsburg, to whom he married in January, 18 18, and soon thereafte 
moved to what is now the Township and County of Waterloo, Province c 
Ontario. They took up land a little to the north of the Town of Waterloc 
the farm being now known as the " Huber," or " Mrs. Sittler Earm." Her 
he resided but a short time, and then went back to Pennsylvania, ; wher 
he took sick, and died November 28, 1820. His wife remained in Canads 
and died June 25, 1842. They were blessed with one son, name' 
Benjamin B.s, who was born on the 24th of December, 1819. 

Benjamin B. Ebys and Family. 

Benjamin B. Ebys, the only son of Daniel Eby4, was married to Sara 
Smith, -who died of small-pox on the 2nd of January, 1847, aged 18 yean 
8 months and 14 days. After the death of his wife he left Berlin, Ontark 
and went to Stratford, Ontario, thence to Hamilton, Ontario. Froi 
Hamilton he went to Wheeling, West Virginia, where, on the 18th < 
January, 1848, he married a second time. His second wife's name w£ 
Susan Watkins, born June 29, 1829, in Guernsey County, Ohio. She die 
on the 7th of March, 1885. They had a family of eight children, 1 
follows : 



Children. 

SARAH C.6 

LEANDER6 

CHARLES H6.... 

ANNIES 

BENJAMIN F.6... 

ALICE E.6 

CHARLES O.6... . 
LEE HAMPTONS. 



Born. 
May 12, 1849. . . 
October 9, 1851. . 
January 4, 1854.. 
April 28, 1856. . . 
January 7, 1858. . 
May 15, 1861. . . 
November 7, 1864 
November 7, 1868 



Died, 
Feb. 1, 1851. . . . 
Sept. 28, 1853. . 
June 26, 1858. . . 
Nov. 24, 1856. . . 
August 8, 1889. . 
March 12, 1863. 
Sept. 9, 1866. . . 



To Whom Marrie 



Mary D. Townsei 



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85 



All the named children, with the exception of Sarah Cordelia, who was 
born in Wheeling, West Virginia, were born in Louisville, Kentucky. 
Benjamin Franklin Eby 6 , the third son of the above family, was married 
to Mary Delia To^nsend, and at his death left a family of three children, 
namely : Daisy Adams, Robert Lee and Irene. 

Joseph Eby*. 

Joseph Eby 4 , the second son of John Eby 3 , born December 13, 1777, 
came to Canada, from Pennsylvania, in 1818. He spent most of his tjme 
with his cousin, Bishop Benjamin Eby, and Christian Burkholder (who 
resided one mile of the north of the Town of Waterloo, on the place now 
known as Buck's Hill). When at Christian Burkholder's, "Josey" (or 
"derkla Joe Avy," as he was called), spent his leisure time in making 
shoes for the primitive settlers. The shoes were made without the use of 
a last, and when done had more the resemblance of a leather bag than of 
a shoe. He used no pegs, the shoe being made complete by sewing. He 
lived a very conscientious life, was strongly opposed to the use of intoxi- 
cating liquors and obscene language, and card playing and all kinds of 
gambling, so common in those days. Joseph was never married, and in 
the latter years of his life was much troubled with a severe cough. He 
died in the year 1855 at the residence of Lemuel Eby (his nephew), in 
Bridgeport, Ontario, and is buried in the old Eby Burying Ground, Berlin. 

Jonas Eby 4 . ■ 

Jonas Eby 4 , third son of John Eby3, was married, according to reports, 
to — Hershey, Whether they had a family is not known. They resided 
in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. 

Rebecca Eby 4 (Bricker) ancj her Descendants. 

Rebecca Eby*, the eldest daughter of John Eby3, was married to 
Samuel Bricker, bjrn July 25, 1776, died November 15, 1868, aged 92 
years, 3 months and 29 days. In the beginning of the present century 
they moved from Pennsylvania to near Freeport, Ontario, Canada. If not 
mistaken, their old home is now in possession of Mr. Richard Gehl. — 
They had a family of eight children, as follows : 



Children. 

MARY5 

PETER5 

<SAMUE1, 5 .. .. 
.SOPHIAs.... 
VERONICAS. 

MOSES5 

REBECCAS.. 
LEAHs 



Born. 

Nov. 3, 1806 

May 16, 1808 

May 30, 1810 

Dec. 20, 1812 

January 6, 1815 

April 29, 1817 

Sept. 22, 1819 

July 22, 1824 



Died. 



May 11, 1872 

March II, 1869 



To Whom Harried. 
Abraham Toman. 
Susannah Erb. 
Catharine Overult. 
Bishop Jos. Hagey. 
Samuel Hoffman. 
Susannah Groff. 
John Eby. . 
Isaac Groff. 



The descendants of the above family are as follows : 



86 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



I. — Mary Brickers (Toman) and Family. 
Mary Brick er5, born Nov. 3, 1806, was married to Abraham Toman, a 
farmer. The first years after their marriage they resided on a farm near 
Freeport, Ontario. On the 25th of February, 1846, they moved on a farm 
near New Dundee, Ontario, where they resided until the time of his death, , 
which took place December 12, 1867. His age was 63 years. Mary 
Brick er, his wife, is still living and quite active for a person of her age. 
They had, a family of nine children, namely : 



Children, 

AMOS 6 

REBECCAS. . . 
LEAH6 

SAMUELS.. 

ABRAHAMS . 

SARAH6 

JOSEPHS 

MARYS 

SUSANNAHS., 



Born, 
Nov. 11, 1827. . . 
April 11, 1829. . . 
April 18, 1831. ... 

March 28, 1833. . 

January 29, 1835. 

July I, 1837 

Oct. 12, 1840 . . . 
January 18, 1844. 
January 14, 1847. 



Died, 



To 'Whom Married, 
Mary Ann Wells. 
Richard Gehl. < < 
John Otto. 
/Lydia Hunsberger 
\ Eliz. Hunsberger. ' 
Esther Stauffer. 
Levi Fried. 
Caroline Keller. 
Michael Miller. 
Daniel Knechtel. 



i. Amos Toman 6 , married, to Mary Ann Wells, on Sept. 2, 1855, 
follows farming, and resides near Harrison, Michigan. He has had a 
family of six children, namely : Sarah (dead), Edward, Mary, Amos, George , 
and Beitha ; the last two are twins. 

2. Rebecca Toman 6 , married to Richard Gehl, on the 19th March, 
1850, a farmer. The reside near Freeport, Ontario. They have a family >, 
of four children, namely : Mary Ann, Isaac, Abraham and Levi. 

3. Leah Toman6, married to John Otto, on the 6th November, 1849, 
a farmer. They reside on their farm near New Dundee, Ontario. They 
have had a family of twelve children, namely : Jonas (dead), Susannah, 
John, Mary, Abram, Amos, Emma, Moses, Elmina, Owen, Leah (dead) 
and Magdalena (dead). 

4. Samuel Toman 6 first married to Lydia Hunsberger, October 6th, , 
1857, and resided On a farm near New Dundee, Ontario, where he is still 
residing. With his first wife he had two daughters, namely : Elizabeth and/ 
Lydia. After the decease of his first wife, he married to Elizabeth Huns- 
berger (May 14, 1862), a cousin of his first wife. With his second wife 
he has had fourteen children, namely : Leah, Maria, Aaron, Moses and^ 
Noah (dead) twins, Samuel, William, Nancy, Rachael, Samanda, Abraham' 

, and Mary (twins), Manasseh, and Joseph (dead). 

5. Abraham Toman 6 , married to Esther Stauffer on the 13th October, 
1857. He resides near Imlay City, Michigan, where he owns a beautiful ■ 
farm. He has had a family of five children, namely : Susannah (dead), ' 
Rebecca, Jacob, Stauffer and Levi. 

6. Sarah Toman 6 , married to Levi Fried on the 13th September, 1858. 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



87 



a farmer. She resides near Reed City, Michigan. She has a family of 
eight children, namely : Samuel, .Elamanda, Susannah, Joseph, Henry, 
Sarah Ann, Levi and Mary. 

7. Joseph Toman 6 , married to Caroline Keller on the 1 ith October, 
1864, and resides near Reed City, Michigan, where he follows farming. 
He has a family of ten children, namely : John, Rebecca, Samuel-, Joseph, 
Amos, Louisa, Mary, Walter, Caroline, James and Jacob. 

8. Mary Toman 6 married to Michael Miller, on the 14th February, 
1856, an agent, and also a farmer. She resides near Manheim, Ontario. 
She has a family of six children, namely : Fannie, Susannah, Priscilla, 
Julia Ann, Charles and Mary Ann. 

9. Susannah Toman 6 , the youngest in the family, married, on the 25th 
February, 1868, to Daniel Knechtel, a carpenter and builder. They reside 
in the Town of Berlin, Ontario. They have a family of five children, 
namely : Albert, Allan, William, Jacob and Laura. 



II.- 



-Peter Bricker 5 and Family. 



Peter Bricker 5 , the second eldest of the children of Rebecca Ebyt and 
her husband, Samuel Bricker, was born on the 1 6th of May, 1808, was 
married to Susannah Erb, who was born on the 27th of November, 1816, 
on the 10th of June, 1834. At present they reside in the Town of Berlin, 
Ontario. Their family is as follows : 

Died. 



Children. 

ISAACS 

AARON6 

MARY ANN6. 
HANNAHS... 
PETER Eg... 
REBECCA 6 ... 
SUSANNAH 6 . 



Born, 
Sept. 24, 1835. . 
October 16, 1837. 

July 8, 1839 

October 14, 1841 . 

Sept. 3, 1844 

Sept. 29, 1846. . . 
June 24, 1849 



August 10, 1858: . . 
Dec. 21, 1876 



To Whom Married. 
Lydia Snyder. 

• 
Henry Cassel. 
Daniel Hagey. 
Caroline Bricker. 
Samuel Ernst. 



October 15, 1851. 

1. Isaac Bricker 6 , the eldest of the above family, is married to Lydia 
Snyder. They reside on a farm near Washington, Oxford County, Ontario. 
They have a family of eleven children, namely : Oliver, David, Peter and 
Benjamin (twins), Sarah, Mary, Isaiah, Isaac, Lydia, Malinda and Anson. 

2. Aaron Bricker 6 died August 10th, 1858. 

3. Mary Ann Bricker 6 is married to Henry Cassel. They reside on 
a farm near Haysville, Waterloo County, Ontario. They have had a family 
of four children, namely: Ephriam, Samuel, Susannah and Sarah (dead). 

4. Hannah Bricker6 was married to Daniel Hagey. She resided near 
Washington, Oxford County, Ontario. She had a family of five children, 
namely : Mary, Aaron, Hannah, Susannah and Sophia. 

, 5. Peter Bricker 6 is married to Caroline Bricker. They reside at 



ss 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



Auburn, North Dakota, where he follows farming on an extensive scale. 
They have a family of eight children, namely : Jessie Ann, Arthur, 
Ephriam, Annettie, Frederick, James, Tina and Georgiana. 

Samuel Brickers and Family. 

Samuel Brickers, the second eldest son of Rebecca Ebyt and her 
husband Samuel Bricker, was born May 30, 1810. He is married to 
Catharine Overult, born December 14, 1814. They resided for some years 
on a farm on the Grand River opposite the Chicopee Woollen Mills, near 
Freeport, Township and County of Waterloo, Ontario. On the 4th of 
March, 1854, he moved to Port Elgin, Ontario, where he still resides. He 
has had a family of eight children, as follows : 

Born, Died, 



Children, 
SOLOMONS... 
REBECCAS.... 

DILMANS 

SAMUEL6. .. 
BARBARAS... 
CHARLOTTES 

SAMUELe 

MOSESS 



March 16, 1836. . 
October 28, 1837. 
Dec. 14, 1839. . . . 
Nov. 20, 1842. . . . 
Dec. 1, 1844. . . . 
August 15, 1847. 
October 19, 1849. 
March 4, 1853. . . 



August 4, 1844. 



To Whom Married. 

Sarah Duck. 
William Stafford. 
Eliza Campbell. - , 

John Mcintosh. 
Joseph ] lowers. 
Ada Campbell. 
Alberta McGarvin. 

i. Solomon Bricker 6 , married to Sarah Duck, has a family of nine 
children, namely : Annie, George, Arthur (dead), Clara, William, Lillie, 
Edward, Charles and Gertrude. 

2. Rebecca Bricker 6 , married to William Stafford, has a family of six 

children, namely : Dillman, Hiram, Amelia, Charlotte, Barbara and Ida. 

. 3. Dillman Bricker 6 , married to Eliza Campbell, has a family of eight 

children, namely : Catharine, Matilda, Edward, Milford, Charlotte, Edna, 

Samuel and Deward. 

4 Samuel Bricker 6 died, aged 1 year, 8 months and 14 days. 

5. Barbara Bricker 6 , married to John Mcintosh, has a family of three 
children, namely : Charlotte, John and Oral. 

6. Charlotte Bricker 6 , married to Joseph Bowers, resides on "Sweet- 
Briar Farm," a few miles south-west of Berlin, Ontario, and has a family 
of two children, Charlotte and Joseph. 

7. Samuel Bricker 6 , married to Ada Campbell, had one child, named 
Samuel. 

8. Moses Bricker 6 , married to Alberta McGarvin, has one son, named 
Clarkson. 

IV. — Sophia Bricker (Hagey) and Family. 

Sophia Bricker 6 , second daughter of Rebecca Ebys and her husband 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



«» 



Samuel Bricker, was born December 20, 1812. In the year 1832 she 

married to Joseph Hagey. They resided on their farm situated on the 

main road between Breslau and Preston, about two and one-half miles 

south of the former place and in close proximity to the River Bank School 

House. Here they resided for about forty-four years. Joseph Hagey, 

after the decease of Bishop Benjamin Eby, was ordained Bishop of the' 

Mennonite Church, which position he honorably held until his death He 

died suddenly on the morning of the 31st of December, 1876. He was 

■ beloved by all, was a good man, a respector of the young, and always 

gladly received by his numerous friends. They had a family of eleven 

children, as follows : 

To Whom Married. 

Elizabeth Buehmer. 
John Weiler. 
/Hannah Bricker. 
\ Susan Reist. 
Christopher Osburg. 
Jacob Ernst. 
Never married. 
Henry Kauffman. 
Rebecca Snyder. 
Susannah Lehman. 
William Souder. 
Caroline Souder. 



Children. 
PETERS. .... 
ELIZABETH6. 
DANIEL* 

LEAH6 

REBECCAS. ... 

SAMUELS 

MARY6. 

JOSEPH BS... 

JACOB BS 

SOPHIAS 

HENRY B6.. .. 



Born. 
June 12, 1833. . . 
March 10, 1836. 

January 6, 1837. . 



I 



Died. 



Nov. 7, 1838 

February 18, 1842. . 
March 25, 1844. . . . 

July, 7, 1846. 

October 4, 1848. . . . 
January 25, 1851. . . 

January 2, 1853 

November 18, 1855. 



Nov. 10, 1867. 



i. Peter Hagey 6 , the oldest of the above family, married to Elizabeth 
Boehmer, and has a family of ten children, as follows : Ephriam, Menno, 
John, Lizzie, Mary, Sophia, Peter, Jane, Henry and Kate. At present he 
resides in the village of Preston, Ontario, where he is engaged in the 
lumber business. 

2. Elizabeth Hagey 6 , married to John Weiler, has a. family of nine 
children, as follows: Josiah, Sarah, John, Mary, Sophia, Edward, Charlotte, 
William and Menno. 

3. Daniel Hagey 6 and his first wife Hannah Bricker, who was born 
October 14, 184 1, and died December 21, 1876, resided in the' Township 
of Blenheim, Oxford County, Ontario, and had a family of five children, 
namely: Mary, Aaron, Hannah, Susannah and Sophia. After the decease 
of his first wife, he married to Susan Reist, widow of the late Theodore 
W. Eby. They have one child, named Magdalena. 

4. Leah Hagey, married to Christopher Osburg, has a family of two 
sons, Joseph and Bernhardt. 

' 5. Rebecca Hagey 6 , married to Jacob Ernst, has a family of five 
children, namely: Sophia, Susannah, Mary Ann, Henry and David. 

6. Samuel Hagey 6 was not married. 

7. Mary Hagey 6 and her husband Henry Kauffman have no children. 



90 HISTORY "OF' THE EBY VXiMiLyI 

; 8.- Joseph B: ' Hagey 6 ' is fnaffied' 'to 'Rebecca Snyder and resides" 
the old Bishop JosepblHagey homestead. His mother, "the Bishop's wi 
has herh'orrie with' h'itii. ' Ydurtg Josqbhj'as he Is generally .calledj has 
family of f<5ur' children,' riamely: Irvine ;i EtheTEda, Walter an'd'TJlsiVEdi 
9. Jacob B. Hagey 6 is married to Susannah. Lehman, and. at. pre,s< 
resides in the Town of Waterloo, Ontario..,. He has, t>een .'engaged in.,1 
teaching of public schools for over twenty years. He has a family of,thi 
children, namely: John Wesley, Ida and Nellie. 

10. Sophia Hagey 6 is , married to William Souder. They live on 
beautiful farm near the old homestead of her parents, .and have a fam 
of three children, namely: Simeon, Caroline and Dora. 

n. Henry Hagey 6 is- married to Caroline Sbuder. -He is a farm 
and resides near, the old home of his boyhood. He has one child, nam 
Annetta. 

V.— Veronica Brickers (Hoffman) and Family. 

Veronica Brickers, third daughter of Rebecca Eby 4 and her husba 
Samuel Bricker, w,as born on the 6th of January, 1815. On the 9th 
December, 1834, she married to Samuel Hoffman, who was born June 
181 1. For a few months after their marriage they resided with her pare: 
near Freeport, Ontario. On the 12th day of May, 1835, they moved 
their farm, situated on the Conestogo River (not far from the Coriestc 
Mennonite Meeting House), about two miles west of St. Jacfobs, Townsl 
Woolwich, County Waterloo, Ontario. Here they have now resided 
nearly fifty-five years. They have a family of five children namely : 

Children. Born. Died. ToW hom Marriei 



BARBARAe . 
DANIEL6 . . . 
SAMUEL B.6 
GEORGEe... 
JOSEPHS . . . 



August 8, 1835. 
March 5, 1837 . . . 
June 14, 1839.... 
February 22, 1842 
Dec 10, 1845 • • ■ 



Lyrlia Baumann. 
Maria Baumann. ' 
Nancy Baumann. 
Catharine Brubachei 



i. Barbara Hoffman 6 , the eldest and only daughter of the abc 
family, is unmarried and resides at home with her aged parents. 

2. Daniel Hoffman 6 , the second eldest of the above family, resii 
on a farm situated in the western part of the Township of Woolwich, on 
Township Line between Woolwich and Wellesley, near the south-east c 
ner of the Township of Peel. He is married to Lydia Bauniann, and 1 
a family of six children, namely: Menno (married to Susannah Eb 
Elizabeth (married to Levi Brubacher), Rebecca, Nancy, Daniel B., Ly< 

3. Samuel B. Hoffman 5 resides on a farm situated on the west s 
of the Conestogo River, right opposite his father's old homestead. Hi 



history "or the eby family; yi 

mamea to Maria'Baurnann, 'strid 'is' blessed 'wife aTamily ofiouf chil'dreri, 
namely:, Veronica, Magdalena, Mary, and Lydia. . ,,.. 
.,. v u ^'/^^jrge'Hciffirians resides w'ifh'his parents.' drf the" old' homestead. 
He Is' married to Nancy Baumanri, "and was .'blessed w^h'-tiyo'chilch'en, bu't 
they both die'd'youhg." The elder, Judit'h, was' bdrri"August"2o,'i'8(j8, and 
died November zcfi'i&jij, aged 11 years, 3 months- and 9-' days.' Henry, 
the younger and only son, was born April 1, 187 1, and died M.a.y J if, 
t i872, : %ged<'i i, year; 1 month and 17 days. ■*> '•'■••'■' '/■-''- 

5. Joseph Hoffman 6 reside^ on a farm in Woolwich, on the Town- 
ship One between Woolwich and Wellesley, about a mile north of the 
village of Heidelberg, County Waterloo, Ontario. He. is married "to 
Catharine Brubacher, and has a family of four children, namely: Barbara, 
Sarah, Susannah and Aaron. 

VI.— Moses B kickers and Family. 

Moses Brickers, the sixth member in the family of Rebecca Eby 4 and 
her husband Samuel Bricker, was born on the 29th of April, 181 7. On 
the 14th of November, 1837, he was married to Susannah Groff, who was 
born July 12, 1820, and died April 3, 1887, aged 66 years, 8 months and 
2 1 days. They resided on a farm in the Township of Blenheim, Oxford 
County, Ontario. They had one daughter, named Annie, who is married 
to Martin Simpson, a farmer. They reside near Ridgetown, Ontario, and 
have no children. After the decease of his first wife, Moses Bricker'mar- 
ried to Christina Holtzman, a widow. At present he resides in Mildmay, 
Ontario. 

yil. — Rebecca Brickers (Eby) and Family. 

Rebecca Bricker 5 , the fourth daughter of Rebecca Eby, and her hus- 
band Samuel Bricker, was born on the 22nd of September, 1819. On the 
7th of November, 1837, she married to John Eby, a farmer. They resided 
on the east side of the Town of Bejlin, Ontario, where she died on the 
1 ith of May, 1872. They had a family of seven children, namely: 



Children. 

AARON 

SOPHIA6 

VERONICAS 

MOSESS 

ELIZABETH6 
MAGDALENA6... 
SUSANNAHS. . . 



Born. 
August 14, 183S . 
June 10, 1840. . . ." 
March 25, 1842 . . 
October 2, 1844. . 
October 23, 1846. 
April 19, 185 1 
Sept. 22, 1858. 



Died. 



April 11, 1868 



August 28, 1867. . 
July 28, 1867 



To Whom Harried ' 
Matilda Bowers. 
Unmarried. 
Peter Furtney. 
Unmarried. 
Unmarried. 
Martin Dunham. 



i. Aaron Eby 6 , married to Matilda Bowers, resides in Sebringville, 
Ontario, where he carries on a large medical practice. He has had a 
family of seven children, namely: Rose (died, aged 21 years), Elizabeth, 
Robert, Minnie, Cyrus, Frederick and Grace. 



z. Sophia Eby 6 died of consumption, aged 27 years, 10 months and 1 
day. 

3. Veronica Eby 6 , married to Peter Furtney, a farmer, resides neaf 
Petoskey, Michigan. She has a family of seven children, namely:, Abnef, 

, Moses, Hannah, Edward, Lydia Ann, Angeline and Matilda. 

4. Moses Eby 6 died of typhoid fever, aged 22 year's, 10 months and- 
26 days. 

5. Elizabeth Eby 6 died of typhoid fever, aged 20 years, 9 months 
and 5 days. 

6. Magdalena Eby 6 , married to Martin Dunham, resides on the old 
homestead, opposite the House of Refuge, a little to the east of Berlin, 
Ont. She has had a family of four children, namely: Bertha Mabel, 
Franklin, Edith and Herbert (died some time ago). 

7. Susannah 6 is still unmarried and resides with her father in Berlin. 

VIII. — Leah Brickers (Groff) and Family. 

Leah Brickers, the youngest daughter of Rebecca Eby 4 and her hus'- 
band Samuel Bricker, was born on the 24th of July, 1822, and on the 4th 
of February, 1840, she married to Isaac Groff, who was born March 2, 
1818, and died June 2, 1850. She died March 11, 1869. Her family 
consisted of six children, one son and five daughters, as follows : 

Children. Born. Died. To Whom Harried. 

FANNIE6 

SARAH* 

ANNIE6 

SAMUEL6 .... 

MARY 

LEAH6 



Nov. 7, 1840 . . 
March 2, 1842 . 
Dec. 29, 1845 . 
Sept. 14, 1847 . 
April 13, 1849 . 
January 2, 1851 



Nov. 1, 1843. 



John Fried. 

Menno Hallman. 
M. M. Robertson. 
Daniel M. Good. 
Thomas Grills. 



i. Fannie Grofift, the eldest of the above family, is married to John 
Fried, a farmer, and resides near Roseville, Ontario. They have a family 
of six children. 

2. Sarah Groff 6 died in infancy, ^ged 1 year and 8 months, 

3. Annie Groff 6 , the third daughter of the above family, is married to 
Menno Hallman, a farmer, and resides near Roseville, Ontario. She has 
a family of five children. 

4. Samuel Groff 6 , the only son of the above family, is married to Mi 
M. Robertson, and resides in Berlin, Ontario, where he, in company with 
Messrs. Sheffield & Hymmen, carries on the largest dry goods business in 
the County of Waterloo. He has a. family of seven children. 

5. Mary Groff 6 , the fourth daughter, is married to Daniel M. Good, 
a fanner, and resides near St. Jacobs, Ontario. She has a family of eight 
children. 



6. Leah Groff 6 , the youngest in the family, is married to Thomas 
Grills, a farmer, and resides near Harriston, Ontario. She has a family 
of seven children. 



Of Sophia Eby+ and her sister, Elizabeth Eby+, two daughters of John 
Eby3, the writer could not gain any information. It is not known whether 
they were married. It may be they died in infancy. 



Samuel ("Saddler Sam") Eby* and his Descendants. 

Samuel ("Saddler Sam") Eby*, the youngest son of John Eby3, was 

born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, June 27, 1790. He was one of 

the original settlers of Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, In the year 

1.817 & e > w ith other relatives and friends from his native State, settled in 

Berlin, near the present site of the Waterloo County Court House. He 

soon afterwards made his home on a farm near Preston, Ontario, where he 

remained until 1844, when he returned to Berlin and worked at his trade 

of harness^-making. In 1850 he moved to Colborne, Huron County, 

Ontario, where he occupied a farm until 1856, and then moved to 

Conestogo, Ontario, where his wife died in 1862. By this time he was 

getting along in years, and soon after went to live with his eldest son, Jonas, 

in Elora, Ontario, where he remained until 1865, when he went to live 

with his third son, John, at Wyandot, Ontario. Here he remained until 

the time of his death, which occurred August 8, 1878. He attained to 

the mature age of 88 years.. On July 27, 1813, he married Elizabeth 

Brigel, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. They had a family of eight 

children, as follows : 

To-Whom Married. 

Hannah Fessant. 
Gottfried Strieker. 
Catherine Fisher. 
Joseph Souder. 
Rose Scheifley. 
Lucy Bowman. 
Mary Longhouse. 
Henry Drehmer. 



April 14, 1887 
Nov. 25, 1852 



Sept:, 30, 1842. 



Born. Died. 

January 3, 1815,. 

June 9, 1817 

February 20, 18 19 
March 22, 1821 . . 
June 23, 1823. . . 
Sept. 15, 1825.. . 
March 23, 1828 . . 
February 25, 1836 

The descendants of the foregoing family are as follows : 



Children. 

JONAS5 

REBECCAS... 

MENNO5 

MARY S 

JOHNs 

LEMUEL5 . . . 
MANASSEHs 
ELIZABETH5 



I. — Jonas Ebys and Family. 
Jonas Ebys, the eldest son of Samuel Ebyt, was born in Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania. In October, 1838, he married Hannah Fessant, at 
Guelph, Ontario. He died in Kingsville, Ontario, in 1887, where his 
widow and eldest daughter still reside. He had a family of seven children, 
as follows : 

(See next page. 



Children. 

JOHN F. 6 

WILLIAMS.... 

JAMES 6 

CHARLES S.6 . 

MARY E.6 

SARAH* 

SAMUEL C.6 . . 



Born. 

June 19, 1839. . . . 

July 23, 1842 

May 29, 1844 

November 3, 1845. 
December 8, 1847. 
December 9, 1849. 
November 7, 1855. 



Died. 



July 18, 1878. 



To Whom Harried. 

Mary Romaine. 
Sarah Stafford. 
Margaret Snell. 
Nellie Keppel. 

William Stafford. 
Ella Watlington. 



i. John F. Eby 6 , the first member of the above family, married Mary 
Romaine, at Albany, N. Y., August 18, 1864. In 1867 they moved to 
Detroit, Michigan, where they still live with their six children. Names of 
children: Emma (born May 17, 1865), Mabel (born December 19, 1872, 
Eugenia (born March 2, 1876), Romaine (born February 12, 1880), Bessie 
May (born May 9, 1882), Carl (born August 5, 1885). 

2. William Eby 6 , second member of the family of Jonas Ebys, mar- 
ried Sarah Stafford, at Elora, Ontario, August 19, 1864. Their home is 
now in Detroit Michigan. They have six children, as follows : William 
Herbert (born 1865), Francis Burton (born 1869), Edwin Fessant born 
1872), Brock Carroll (borri 1874), Etta May (born 1876), Charles Stafford 
(born 1883). 

3. James Eby 6 , third son of Jonas Ebys, married Margaret Snell, at 
Albany, N. Y., in 1867. .They are now residing on their farm near Sas- 
katoon, North- West Territory. They have four children, as follows: James 
M. (born 1869), William S., Eliza and Manley. 

4. Charles S. Eby 6 , D.D., fourth son of Jonas Ebys, married Nellie 
Keppel in June, 187 1. They have five children, namely: Nellie (born 
1876), Charles Albert (born 1879), Mary (born 1881), Winnie (born 1883), 
Harold (born 1889. 

Following is a biographical sketch of the above named Dr. Eby, who 
is a missionary of the Canada Methodist Church, at Tokio, Japan : — 

Charles S. Eby, fourth son of the late Jonas Eby, was born at 
Goderich, Ontario, November 3, 1845. The early years of his boyhood 
were spent in Elora, where his parents moved before he had completed 
his second year. When only eleven years of age he was converted to God, 
while attending a camp meeting on the old Peel circuit. He soon after 
joined the Wesleyan Methodist Church, and has always remained loyal and 
true to God and the church of his choice. When about fifteen years old, 
he was apprenticed to a saddle and harness maker in Guelph, but his heart 
was not in the work : he took more interest in his Latin grammar, which 
he kept tacked before him while at work at the bench. He remained there 
nearly two years ; then thought there was no use spending any more -time 
in a harness-maker's shop, as the ambition of his life was to study for the 



ministry, to which he felt called. He taught school for some time, a few 
miles from Guelph, and at the age of eighteen began to preach* The late 
Rev. Dr. Carroll, then Chairman of the Guelph District, recommended 
him to the Conference, and he spent one year (the first year of his pro- 
bation), Dn the" Peel circuit. In the fall of 1865 he went to Victoria 
University, Cobourg, with the determination to go through a College course, 
and to work his own way along. Something seemed to draw him to the 
German work, and when he had been two years at Cobourg, Providence 
opened up a way for him to go to Germany to perfect himself in the 
German language. He attended the Theological University at Halle, and 
spent two years and a-half there and in other parts of Europe. He made 
good use of the time in preparing himself for the mission work that lay 
before him. Before leaving Europe he preached in both German and 
French. In the latter part of 1870 he returned to Canada, much stronger 
in body and enjoying far better health than ever before. He again went 
to Cobourg to continue his studies, and the following May graduated with 
honors, and received the degree of B. A. In ^fune he was ordained and 
received into full connection by the Conference. The same month he was 
married to Miss Nellie Keppel, of Brooklyn, N. Y., and settled down at 
Preston, Ontario, as superintendent of the German Mission in. connection 
'with the, Methodist Church. He spent five years in the German work, — 
three at Preston and two at Hamilton, Ontario. Then came a change. 
God had other work for him, and a great future lay before him in a far 
distant land. Just at this time (in 1876), a call came for two more men 
for the foreign mission — Japan. Consecrated, whole-hearted men were 
wanted. Bro. Eby was one of the men the Conference chose for that 
important work. Always ready to obey the Saviour's command, and 
willing to go anywhere for Christ, he at once responded to the call. Pre- 
parations for the journey were immediately made, and in August of the 
same year he bade a long good-bye to friends, home and native land, and 
with his wife and two little children sailed for the distant Islands of Japan. 
He threw his whole soul into his new work. It was not easy work. The 
Japanese language had to be learned, and many other difficulties overcome. 
His powers for learning languages are wonderful, and it was no^ long before 
he had mastered the Japanese, and could preach in that language as freely 
as in English. For several years he remained, doing a noble work for 
God ; then his health failed, and he was obliged to leave for a time and 
return to Canada. Early in the spring of 1885 he left Japan, and did not 
return for nearly two years. ■ He and his family were welcomed by their 
many friends in Canada and the United States. His visit, and the change, 
were of great benefit to him and, through . the blessing of God, he soon 



regained his health. During his stay here the degree of D. D. was bestowed - 
upon him by the Victoria, University, Cobourg. He lectured and gave 
missionary addresses from one end of the Dominion to the other, and in 
some places in the United States, He was ready when the time came for 
him to return to Japan, and was anxious to get once more at the work he 
loved so well. Since his return his heart has been more than ever in the 
work. God is crowning his labors with success, and he is looking forward 
to a long term of usefulness in the Empire of Japan. He is a minister of 
superior ability, with strong mental powers and decided convictions. He 
is master of his subject, and he pours out his heart with fervent eloquence, 
holding his audience with intense and absorbing interest. His rhetorical 
ability and literary skill will obtain him a hearing anywhere. He possesses 
a master mind, and his hearers feel that more than an ordinary man is 
addressing them. He has chosen a field where his superior powers will 
find ample scope in delivering and enforcing that gospel which has done 
so much for himself. 

5. Mary Elizabeth Eby 6 , the eldest daughter of Jonas Ebys, lives in. 
Kingsville, Ontario, with her widowed mother. 

6. Sarah Eby 6 , second daughter of Jonas Ebys, married William 
Stafford, Elora, Ontario, in the year 1869. She died in 1878,. leaving three 
sons, who still live with their father in Elora, Ontario. v \ 

7. Samuel C. Eby 6 , youngest son of Jonas Ebys, married Ella Wat- 
lington J at Detroit, Michigan, in the year 1878. They have three children, 
Ethelwyn (born 1879), Garth (born 1883), Margery (born 1886), living in 
Peoria, Illinois. 

II. — Rebekah Ebys and Family. 

Rebekah Eby 5 , the eldest daughter of Samuel Eby*, married Gottfried 
Strieker, and at her death,, in 1852, left four children. . 

III. — Menno ,Eby s and Family. 

Menno Ebys, the second son of Samuel Eby+, was born in Berlin, 
Canada, and married Catherine Fisher in September, 1840. After living 
in Canada about fifteen years, they moved to Preston, Minnesota. They 
are now living on a beautiful farm one mile west of the Village of Jackson, 
Minnesota, near the Des Moines River. They have had ten children, as 
follows : 

1. William Eby 6 , the eldest son of Menno Ebys, was born in Col- 
bome, Ontario, and died in Preston, Minnesota, when about sixteen .. 
years of age. 

2. Sarah Eby 6 , eldest daughter of Menno Ebys, was born in Ontario.. 



HISTORY OF THE EBY, FAMILY. 



97 



married, at Preston, Minnesota, to John Riehl, a well-to-do-farmer. They 
have four children : George, All, Emma and Willie ; Aaron, the fifth, died 
in infancy. 

3. Ephriarh Eby 6 , second son of Menno Ebys, was born in Ontario, 
and married to Phenie Norman, at Jackson, Minnesota. They now live 
near Worthington, Minnesota, and have five children, as follows : Nettie, 
Edith, Flossie, Grace and Harry. 

4. Lucy Eby 6 , born in Ontario, married Fred. Held, of Faribault, 
Minnesota, where they now live. They have six children: Mary, Sarah, 
Christopher, George, Lydia and Albert. 

5. Mary Eby 6 , born in Ontario, married, at Jackson, Minnesota, to 
John Gritz, of Fulda, Minnesota. They now live in Jackson, and have 
two little girls, Mattie and Zetta. 

6. Lemuel Eby 6 , third son of Menno Ebys, is unmarried, and lives at 
home, managing the old farm. 

7. Aaron Eby 6 , fourth son nf Menno Ebys, is operating extensive 
farms near Worthington, Minnesota, which are owned by him and his 
brother Lemuel. Aaron is 'still a bachelor. 

8. Mattie Eby 6 , fourth daughter of Menno Ebys, married Daniel 
Laschinger, of St. Paul, Minnesota, where they now reside. They have 
had four children: Addie, Lillie, Lulu and Harry. Lillie died when 
eighteen months old. 

9. Tillie Eby 6 , fifth daughter of Menno Ebys, lives with her parents 
at the old- homestead. 

10. Emma Eby 6 , youngest daughter of Menno Ebys, also resides with 
her parents. 

IV. — Mary Ebys. ' 

Mary Ebys, the second daughter of Samuel Eby4, died in 1842, soon 
after her marriage to Joseph Souder. She had no children. 
V. — John B. Ebys and Family. 

John B. Ebys, third son of Samuel Eby*, lives on his farm near 
Wvandot, Ontario^ with his wife and youngest son. They have had seven 
children, as follows : 



Children. 

ANDREWS . . . 
ANNANIASs . 
CHRISTIANS 
MARY ANN 6 
ELIZABETH 6 
ANNA C 6 . . . 
fOHNS 



Born. 

February- 1, 1847 . 
January 19, 1849 . 
April 27, 185 1 
December 27, 1853 
, October 23, 1858 . 
Novemb'r 27, 1863 
August 24, 1 866. 



Died. 

June 1, 1875. 
October 31, 1879. 



To Whom Harried. 

Janette Johnson. 
Lydia Eby, J. Schuyler 
James Thomlinson. 
John Schmidt. 
James Ballard. 



illSTUKY Uf Ttiji EUy H'AJUILiX. 



i. Andrew Eby 6 was never married, and 'died June i, 1875. 

2. Annanias Eby 6 died on the 31st of October, 1879, leaving a widow 
and several children. 

3. Christian Eby 6 was married to Lydia Eby, daughter of Jacob Eby. 
After her decease he married Jennie Schuyler. 

4. Mary Ann Eby 6 was married to James Thomlinson, deceased. She 
has three children. 

5. Elizabeth Eby 6 is married to John Schmidt. They live in Minne- 
sota, and have several children. 

6. Anna Christina Eby 6 is married to James Ballard. They live on 
a homestead in the West, and have one child. 

7. John Eby 6 is living with his parents. 

VI. — Lemuel Ebys and Family. 

Lemuel Ebys, the fourth son of Samuel Ebyt, was born on the 15th 
September, 1825. On the 8th day of July, 1847, he married to Lucy Ann 
Bowman, who was born on the 28th February, 1828. They live in Mild- 
may, Ont., and have had a family of eight children, as follows : 



Children. 

SAMUEL 6 

MARY ELIZA . 

REBECCAS 

HENRY6 

JOHNS 

JOHN BS 

SARAHS 

WILLIAM OS..,. 



Bom. 

August 19, 1850. 
August 27, 1852. 
Dec. 29, 1854. . . 
Feb. 17, 1857... 
July 13, i860. . . 
April 4, 1862, . . 
May 6, 1.863., ■ ■ 
April .18, :i866.. . 



Died, 



July 28, 1884 

August 3, 1861. . . . 



To Whom Married. 

Mary Fenner. 
John B. Scholte. 
George Hemmer. 
Name not known. 

Name not known. 



i. Samuel Eby 6 , eldest son of Lemuel Ebys, is married to Mary 
Fenner, and resides near Port Huron, Michigan. They have a family of 
eight children, >df whom two are dead. 

2. Mary Eliz. Eby 6 resides at Langton, N. Dakota, U. S. She is 
married to John B. Scholte, a carpenter. They have a family of six 
-children, of whom two are dead, 

3. Rebecca Eby 6 resided in Mildmay, Ont., where she died July 28, 
1884. She was married to George Hemmer, and left a family of two 

'children. 

4. Henry Eby' 6 , is a tanner by trade and resides at Sheboygan, Wis., 
U. S. He has been married twice, ancl has one child with second wife. 

5. John Eby 6 died August 3, 1861, aged 1 year. 

6. John B. Eby 6 is also a tanner by trade, and resides at Sheboygan, 
Wis., U. S. He is married and has a family of two sons. 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 99 

7. Sarah Eby 6 resides with her sister Mary Elizabeth, at Langton, N. 
Dakota, U. S. She, is unmarried. 

8. William Charles Ehy 6 is at present in Washington Territory, U. S., 
where he follows farming. He is unmarried. 

VII. — Manasseh Ebys and Family. 
Manasseh Ebys, the fifth son of Samuel Eby4, resides in or near 
Jackson, Minnesota. He has a wife and three sons and two daughters. 
VIII. — Elizabeth Ebys (Drehmer) and Family. 
, Elizabeth Ebys, the youngest daughter of Samuel Eby-*, married Henry 
Drehmer January 1, 1861. In 1871 they moved to the West, andard now 
living in Johnson, Nebraska, after having lived in Tecumseh nearly four 
years. They have three sons, as follows : 

1. Samuel Adam Drehmer, born December 5, 1 86 1. Married Estelle 
Keefer, January 17, 1886. 

2. Charles Henry Drehmer, born August 24, 1863. Married Myrtle 
Christian, November 1, 1888. They have a little girl, named Florence 
Mabel. 

3. James EdwaTd Drehmer, born September 15, 1866. 
(Here end the descendants of John Ebys.) 



The Descendants of Andrew Eby 3 . 



We now come to Andrew Eby3, the fourth son of Christian Eby 2 (son 
of Theodoras Eby 1 ) and his wife Elizabeth Mayer. (See page 5.) He was 
born on the nth day of January, 1747. It could not be ascertained to 
whom he was married nor when he died. He had a family of several 
children, of whom some died when quite young. Andrews was a deacon 
in the Mennonite Church, which position he filled with credit and honor 
to himself and the Church for many years. 

John Eby 4 and his Descendants. 

John Ehy*, son of Andrew Ebys, was born in Lancaster County, 
Pennsylvania, where he was married when about twenty-four years of age. 
Soon after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Eby moved to the West, settling 
in Perry County, Ohio, about the year 1800. They were members of the 
Mennonite Church, but after his decease, which was about the year 1830, 
the widow joined the United Brethren Church. They were blessed with 
a family of twelve children. The dates of birth and death, and to whom 
married, were not given to the writer. Their names were as follows : An- 



1.00 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

drews, Magdalenas, Barbaras, Johns, Eves, Josephs, Catharine^ Peters, 
Davids, Abrahams, Jacob 5 and Elizabeths. Eight of the family belonged 
to the United Brethren Church. All except two lived and died in Berry 
County, Ohio. Davids lives in Rocknerville, Humboldt Coimty, Cali- 
fornia, and Jacobs lives in Logan, Hocking County, Ohio. Five of these 
sons, namely, Andrews, Johns, Peters, Davids and Abrahams, were minis- 
ters of the Gospel. All proved to be wonderfully gifted with the power 
of the Holy Spirit, and were successful laborers in the Lord's vineyard. 

Jacob E ey and Family. 

Jacob Ebys, the youngest son of John Eby+, was born on the 29th 
of October, 18 19. He has had a family of several children, three of whom 
are still living. The eldest one, Samuel 6 , lives in Missouri, and follows 
farming. Henry 6 , the youngest, resides in Illinois, and is a minister of 
the Gospel in the United Brethren Church. Up to the present he has 
proved himself to be a very successful laborer in the Lord's service. May 
the Lord bless his efforts in winning souls for His kingdom. 



The Descendants of Peter Eby 2 . 



Peter Eby*, the eldest son of Theodorus Eby 1 (see page 5), had 
three sons, namely: John3, Jacob3 and Christians. 

John Eby 3 and his Descendants. 

John Ebys, the eldest .son of Peter Eby 2 and grand-son of Theo- 
dorus Eby 1 , was married to Mary Gerber.* They resided somewhere 
near Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He died while yet compar- 
atively young, leaving a family of five children. Whether they all arrived 
at the age of twenty-one years is doubtful, but as far as the writer could 
ascertain, there were but two sons, who are mentioned in Bishop Benja- 
min Eby's Notes, namely, David*, who came to Canada in 1807, and 
Peter*, who remained in Pennsylvania. Whether Peter had any heirs or 
descendants was not ascertained by the writer. Of David we have a 
better history, which is as follows: 

David Eby 4 and his Descendants. 

David Eby* came to Canada in 1807 with Benjamin Eby, Daniel 
Eby, Samuel Eby (deacon), Peter Erb and others. He cleared some eight 
or ten acres of forest for old Peter Erb, who took up land a little to the 
north of Bridgeport, Waterloo County; Ontario. It is said that he was 

*From Bishop Benjamin Eby's Notes. 



the happiest and merriest of all those who came to the new settlement. 
Even while at his work he was either^ singing or whistling most of the 
time. , He andSBishop Benjamin Eby were great friends; even in their 
boyhood days they were very intimate with each other. The shop in 
which these two friends held their first consultation upon the advisability 
of moving to Canada, and in which they made their final arrangement to 
move to such a (then) distant home, is still standing. It is now used ias 
a cellar, and owned and occupied by a son of Henry E. Brubacher. — 
David Eby 4 , born February 23, 1785, died April 1, i860, aged 75 years, 
1 month and 8 days, was married May 8, 18 10, to Elizabeth Bechtel, who 
was born March 5, 1787, and died January 15, 1844, aged 56 years, 10 
months and 10 days. They resided on their farm two miles west of the 
Town of Waterloo, Ontario, where they raised a family of eleven children, 
five sons aftd six daughters, namely : 



Children. 
JOSEPHS .... 
MARYs 



MAGDALENA5. 



JACOBS 

ANNIES 

ELIZABETHS 
VERONICAS . 
SUSANNAHS. 
DAVID B.5 .. 

ELIASs 

ENOCHS 



Born. 
March 25, 1811 . . . 
October 12, 1812. . 

December 12, 1813 



October 18, 1815.. 
February 18, 1818. 
January 26, 1820. . 
September 26, 1821 
November 15, 1823 
August 6, 1826 . . . 
September 19, 1829 
July 23, 1824 



Died, 
April 15, 1871 
Nov. 8, 1884.. 



April 2, 1886. 



November 27, 
June 19, 1889. 
June 15, 1878. 



To Whom Married. 

{MagdalenaBingeman 
Margaretta Cress. 
Amos Cressman. 

("John Betzner, 
-I Abraham Hiestand, 

^Joseph Hallman. 
Mary Bingeman. 
Daniel Cressman. 
Isaac Weber. 
Daniel Cressman. 
Samuel Snider. 
Lydia Bowman. 
Rachel Shantz. 
Magdalena Schneider. 



August 24, 1884. . . 
I. — Joseph Ebys and Family. 
Joseph Ebys, the eldest son of David Eby4 and his wife Elizabeth 
Bechtel, was born on the 25th March, 181 1, and died on the 15th April, 
187 1, aged 60 years and 20 days. He was first married to Magdalena 
Bingeman, who was born on the nth of October, 1822, and died on the 
18th of August, 1865, aged 42 years, 10 months and 7 days. They 
resided in the village of St. Jacobs, Ontario, where he kept hotel for many 
years. They had a family of seven children, as follows 
Born. Died. 

January 21, 1849 . . March 21, 1883 
January 24, 1851. 



Children. 
SARUCH6 ... 

ISRAEL6 

HANNAH6... 
EZRA B.6 . . . . 

SILAS6 

SUSANNAH6. 
MARY ANN6 . 



July 6, 1854. 

Nov. 28, 1856 

January 31, i860. . 

Dec. 17, 1861 

January 2, 1864 



To Whom Harried. 
Mary Ann Hagey. 
Not married. 
Peter Winger. 



Mary Ann Bergey. 

Nathaniel Martin. 

Joseph Eby 5 married a second time to Margaretta Cress. They had 
one child, Lydia Ann, born June 12, 187 1. 

1. Saruch Eby 6 , was married to Mary Ann Hagey, who was bom on 



102 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

the 2nd of August, 1845, and died June 15, 1884. They had a family of 
six children, namely: Corena, Alvin, Addison, Milton, Arianna and 
Wesley, who died in 1883, a few weeks after his father, He was a Public 
School Teacher, but during the latter years of his life he was engaged in 
the woollen manufacturing business in Nottawa, Ontario, where he took 
sick and died. 

2. Israel Eby 6 , the second eldest of the above family, is unmarried. 
He has his home with Mr. Eli Horst, near Waterloo, Ont. 

3. llannah Eby 6 , the eldest daughter of the above family, is married 
to Peter Winger. She resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has a 
family of six children. 

4. Ezra B. Eby 6 , the third son, is a miller by trade, and is engaged in 
the Union Mills, Waterloo, Ont. He is unmarried. v 

5. Silas Eby 6 , the fourth son of the above family, is married to Mary 
Ann Bergey. He resides in the Town of Berlin. They have one child. 

6. Susannah Eby 6 , the second daughter of the above family, is- not 
married. She is engaged in the shirt factory, Berlin, and has her home 
with her uncle, Jonas Bingeman. 

7.. Mary Ann Eby 6 , the third daughter of Joseph Ebys, is married to 
Nathaniel Martin, and resides with Peter M. Good, Township Woolwich, 
three miles north of Waterloo. She has one son. 

8. Lydia Ann Eby 6 , the youngest daughter of Joseph Eby 5 and his 
second wife, Margaretta Cress, is unmarried, and resides with her mother 
at Port Elgin, Ontario. 

II. — Mary Ebys (Cressman) and Family. 
Mary Ebys, eldest daughter of David Eby* and his wife Elizabeth 
(Bechtel) Eby, was born on the 12th October, 1812. She was married to 
Amos Cressman, and resided on a farm in the Township of Wellesley ? C. 
Waterloo County, Ontario, near the Village of Hawksville. She died.on 
the 8th day of November, 1884, aged, 72 years and 26 days. She had a 
family of eight children, as follows : 

1. Magdalena Cressman, the eldest daughter, was married to Jacob 
Miller. She died some time ago. 

2. Isaac Cressman, the eldest son, married to Magdalena Miller, and 
resides in Maryborough, Wellington County, Ontario. - 

3. Elizabeth Cressman, the second eldest daughter, married to Mr. 
— Schmeltz. 

4. Veronica Cressman is the third eldest daughter. It is not known 
where she is, nor whether she is married. 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 103 

5. Elias Cressman, the second son, is married and resides in Ne- 
braska, U. S. 

6. Enoch Cressman, the third son, is married to Miss Kieswetter. 

7. Mary Cressman, the Fourth daughter, is married to Thomas 
Kieswetter. 

8. Susannah Cressman, the youngest in the family, is unmarried. 

III. — Magdalena Eby 5 (Betzner) and Family. 

Magdalena Ebys,- the second daughter of David Eby4 and his wife 
Elizabeth Bechtel, was born on the 12th of December, 1813. On the 
30th of April, 1833, she married to John Betzner, who was born on the 
13th February, 1808, and died on the 6th February, 1854. They resided 
on their farm, situated on the Grand River, opposite Doon, in the County 
of Waterloo, Ontario, where they had a family of six children^ as follows: 

Children Born. Died, To Whom Married. 



DAVID'S 

NOAH6 

MOSES6 

ELIZABETHS 

LEAH6 

MARY6 



November 14, 1833 
March 22, 1836 . . 
February 18, 1838. 
October 30, 1839. . 
November 18, 1845 
February II, 1850. 



September 3, 1847. 
April 29, 1873 



Catharine Brubacher. 
Barbara Snyder. 
Veronica Brubacher. 
Joseph C. Snyder. 



Levi C. Snyder. 

After the decease of John Betzner, his wife Magdalena Ebys married 
to Abraham Hiestand, on the 19th June, 1855. They resided on the old 
Betzner homestead, where they were blessed with one child, a daughter 
named Magdalena, who was born on the 18th January, 1857. After the 
decease of Abraham Hiestand, his wife Magdalena Eby, married a third 
time. Her last husband's name was Joseph Hallman. She died April 2, 
1886, aged 72 years, 3 months and 20 days. 

1. David Betzner^, the eldest of the above family, is married to Catharine 
Brubacher. He follows farming on an extensive scale, resides two miles 
east of Berlin, Ontario, and has a family of six sons, namely : John, who 
is engaged in the grocery business in Berlin, unmarried. Josiah married to 
Amelia Moyer, resides in the Town of Berlin, Ontario, and is engaged in 
different lines of business. He has' a family of four children, namely: Cora, 
Mary, Nettie and Hugh. Henry is married to Fannie Snyder, resides on 
a farm adjoining his father's, and has a family of two sons and a daughter, 
namely, Ion (dead), Ira and Una. David B. is unmarried, and manages 
his father's farm. Eliab and Benjamin are at home with their parents. 

2. Noah Betzrier6, the second eldest of the above family is married 
to Barbara Snyder, and resides on a beautiful farm, three miles east of 
Berlin, Ontario, and one mile west of Breslau, Ontario. He has a family 
of seven or eight children, of whom two or three died in infancy. Of those 
living, Mary Ann is the eldest, she was married to Isaac Brubacher, who 



104 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

died a few years ago. She has two children, Lillie and Isaac. Magdalena 
is married to Moses E. Shantz, and resides on a farm two miles east of 
Berlin. She has a family of two children, Luanna and a daughter, name 
not given. Oliver, Zalinda and Ephraim are at home yet. 

3. Moses Betzner 6 , the third son of Magdalena Eby 5 , is married to 
Veronica Brubacher. He resides within the corporation of the Town of 
Berlin, Ontario, on Bishop Benjamin Eby's old pioneer farm. He has a family 
of five children, namely: Lucinda, John, Magdalena, Allan and Elizabeth. 
All are home yet, and unmarried, with the exception of Magdalena, who 
is married to Charles Quickfall. She resides between Waterloo and 
Bridgeport, Ontario. They have had one child, name not known to 
the writer. 

4. Elizabeth Betzner 6 , the eldest daughter of Magdalena Eby 5 and her 
husband, is married to Joseph C. Snyder. They reside on a farm one and 
one half miles east of Berlin, Ontario, and have had a family of six children, 
namely: Isidore B., Lovina (dead), Lucinda, Magdalena, Jacob B. and 
Lincoln. Isidore is married to Hannah Bingeman; resides on a farm 
within the corporation of the Town of Berlin, Ontario, and has a family of 
two children, John Elton, and a daughter, whose name is not given. 
Lucinda is married to Simeon Brubacher. They also reside within the 
corporation of Berlin, Ontario, and follow farming. The three younger 
ones are at home yet. 

5. Leah Betzner 6 died September 3, 1847, aged 1 year, 11 months 
and 15 days. 

6. Mary Betzner 6 , the youngest child of Magdalena Eby 5 and her 
husband John Betzner, was married to Levi C. Snyder. They resided at 
home with his father, Moses E. Snyder, two miles east of Berlin, Ontario, 
where they managed the farm. They have had a family of three chil- 
dren, namely: Norman, Urius (dead), and Mary (dead). 

7. Magdalena Hiestand 6 , only daughter of Magdalena Eby 5 and her 
second husband Abraham Hiestand, was born on the 18th of January, 
1857. On the 4th of July, 1875, she married to Levi C. Snyder,<who was 
born on the 1 ith of July 1847. They now reside on a farm adjoining the 
village of Breslau, County Waterloo, Ontario, They have a family of 
five children, namely : Abraham, Amsey, Leander, Ervine and a daughter. 

IV. — Jacob Eby 5 and Family. 

Jacob Eby 5 , the second son of David Eby 4 and his wife Elizabeth 
Bechtel, was born on the 18th' of October, 1815. On the 7th of April, 
1840, he married Mary Bingeman, who was born on the 9th of June, 1820. 



HI^TPjRY ,Q|, THE EBY FAMILY. 10] 

Some time after their marriage, they moved to St. Joseph County, Indiana 
where .they still reside. They have had a family of eight children, namely 



Children, 

ENOCH6 

SIMON6 

SETH6 

SARUCH6.... 

[ACOB B.6 . . . 
JOHN6 ... . . . 

JOSEPH6 
NOAH6 



Born. 
December 3, 1841 . 
November 16, 1843 
December 17, 1846 
January 28, 1849 . . 
October 16, 1851. . 

March 7, 1854 

February 5, 1857. 
March 4, 1863 .... 



Died. 
October 12, 1866. 



Jo Whom Harried. 
Kezia Welty. 

Hannah Harrington. 

Annie 

Elizabeth Wenger. 
Hattie Weaver. 



Laura Moon. 

1. Enoch Eby 6 , the eldest of the above family, was married to Kezi; 
Welty, who died some year? ago. They had a family of three children 
namely: Hannah, John and Ida. 

2. Simon Eby 6 died October 12, 1866, aged 22 years, 10 month; 
and 26 days. 

3. Seth Eby 6 , the thjrd son, is married to Hannah Harrington 
They have a family of two daughters, whose names were not given. 

4. Saruch Eby 6 , the fourth son, married to Annie . They havi 

a family of seven children, one son and six daughters. 

5. Jacob B. Eby 6 , the fifth son, married to Elizabeth Wenger. The; 
have a family of seven children, four sons and three daughters. 

6. John Eby 6 , the sixth son, is married to Hattie Weaver. Thei 
have a family of two daughters. 

7. Joseph Eby*> is unmarried. 

8. Noah Eby 6 is married to Laura Moon. They have one son 
born on the 7th of September, 1888, named Willis Eby. 

V. — Annie Eby 5 (Cressman) and Family. 
Annie Ebys, the third daughter of David Eby 4 and his wife Elizabett 
Bechtel, was born February 2, 1818. On the 27th of March, 1838, sh< 
married Daniel Cressman, who was born March 17, 18 15, died May 19 
1886. She died November 27, 1848. They resided on a farm near Nev 
Hamburg, Waterloo County, Ontario, where they had a family of fiv< 
children, as follows: 



Children. 
MENNQ6.... 



MAB.Y6 

ELIZABETH? . 

DAVID? 

DANJEL E. 6 ■ . 



Both. 
April 13, 1838 

November 1, 1839. . 
February 13, 1842. . 

June 14, 1843 

September 27, 1847. 



Died. 



To Whom Married. 
/Lydia Margin, 
\ Annie Good! 
/ Moses Martin, 
\ John 'Natirgang. 
, Absalom Snyder, j 
/Mary 'Martin, 
\Lydia Martin. 
Hannah ishantz. 



1. Menno Cressman 6 resides on a farm near New Hamburg, Ontario 



106 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



He was first married to Lydia Martin, and had a family of five children, 
namely : Nancy, Elizabeth, Ezra, Jonathan and Urias. After the decease 
of his first wife, he again married to Annie Good, by whom he has had no 
children. 

2. Mary Cressman 6 resides near New Hamburg, Ontario. She was 
first married to Moses Martin, and had one son, named Moses C. Martin. 
After the decease of her first husband she married to John Nahrgang, a 
farmer. No issue of second marriage. 

3.. Elizabeth Cressman 6 is married to Absalom Snyder, of Breslau, 
County Waterloo, Ontario. They reside on a beautiful farm, and have a 
family of two children, named Lovina and Osiasr 

4. David Cressman 6 is a farmer, and resides on his farm, situated 
between Petersburg and Manheim, County Waterloo, Ontario. His first 
wife's name was Mary Martin, and after her decease, he married again, to 
Lydia Martin. He has a family of seven children, namely: Israel, 
Veronica, Judith, Daniel, David, Josiah and Mary. 

5. Daniel E. Cressman 6 is a farmer, and resides in the Township of 
Wilmot, County Waterloo, Ontario. He is married to Hannah- Shantz, 
and has a family of six children, namely : Joseph, Agnes, Ada, Almina, 
Alvin and Leva. 

VI. — Elizabeth Ebys (Weber) and Family. 

Elizabeth Ebys, the fourth daughter of David and Elizabeth (Bechtel) 
Eby 4 , was born on the 26th of January, 1820. She married to Isaac 
Weber, who was born January 30, 1816, and died October 14, 1889, aged 
73 years, 8 months and 14 days. She died June 19, 1889, aged 69 years, 
4 months and 13 days. They resided on a farm situated on the township 
line between Woolwich and Waterloo, County Waterloo, about one-half 
mile from Martin's Mennonite Church. They were blessed with a family, 
of seven children, as follows : 

Born. . Died. 



Children. 

MARIA 6 ] 

MAGDALENA6 1 

TOBIASe 

VERONICAe 

DILMANs 

ELIZABETH6 . . . 
ISAAC E.6 



To Whom. Harried. 



Novemb'r 10, 



',1839 J 

June 13, 1841 

November 14, 1842. 

March 5, 1847 

August I, 1851 

January 3, 1866 



November 10, 1839. 
November 11, 1839. 
June 13, 1841 



January 23, 1870. . 



Peter Good. 
Never Married. 
Eli Horst. 
Emeline Alles. 



1. Veronica Weber 6 married on the 8th of April, 1862, to Peter 
Good, who was born in January, 1834. They reside on a farm adjoining 
her father's old place, and have one child, a daughter, named Hannah.' 

2. Elizabeth Weber 6 married on the nth of March, 1873, to Eli 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 107 

Horst, who was born July 2, 1847. They reside on her father's old 
homestead, and have a family of four children, namely : Sarah, Enoch, 
Eli W. and Elizabeth. 

3. Isaac 'E. Weber 6 was married on the nth of October, 1882, to 
Emeline Alles. They reside on the old Oberholtzer farm, near Blooming- 
dale, County Waterloo, Ontario. They have two children, namely: Almeda 
and Arthur. 

VII. — Veronica Eby 5 (Cressman) and Family. 

Veronica Ebys, the fifth daughter of David and Elizabeth (Bechtel) 
Ebyt, was born on the 26th of September, 182 1. On the 13th of February, 
1849, she married to Daniel Cressman, her deceased sister Annie's hus- 
band. She died June 15, 1878. They resided on the same farm upon 
which Mr. Cressman resided with his first wife. They had one son, 
named Noah, who was born December 21, 1850. 

Noah Cressman6, the only child of the above family, followed farming 

for some time, but of late years he, in partnership with Charles Letherman, 

is engaged in the mercantile business, in Baden, Ontario, and is having a 

large trade. He is married to Polly Bricker, and has a family of three 

. children, namely, Cevira, Receveous and Bervilla. 

VIII. — Susannah Eby 5 (Snider) and Family. 
Susannah Eby 5 , the sixth daughter of David and Elizabeth (Bechtel) 
, Eby 4 , was born on the 15th of November, 1823. On the 15th of Decem- 
ber, 1846, she married Samuel Snider, who was born November 8, 1824, 
and died May 22, 1862. They had a family of four children, namely: 
Children. Born, Died. To Whom Married. 



VERONICA6 . . 
ELIZABETH6 . 

DILMAN6 

NOAH6 



October 4, 1847 ... I 
September 28, 1848 I 

May 16, 1850 j June 10, 1874 

June 26, 1852 I 



Abraham Cressman. 
David Bingeman. 
Never married. 
Susannah Baldwin. 



i. Veronica Snider^ married Abraham Cressman, a farmer, and 
resides near Berlin, Ontario. She has a family of four children, namely : 
Ida and Edgar (twins), Selina and Samuel. 

2. Elizabeth Snider 6 married David Bingeman, a farmer, and resides 
near Washington, Oxford County, Ontario. She has a family of four 
children, namely: Susannah, Silvia, John and Ervine. 

3. Dilman Snider 6 met with an accident, which caused his death on 
the 10th of July, 1874. 

4. Noah Snider 6 married to Susannah Baldwin, and resides in Manitou, 
Manitoba, where he follows farming on a large scale. He has a family of 
three children, namely : Ervine, Eveline and Bella. 



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HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



IX. — Dayid B. Ebys and Family. 
David B. Ebys, the third son of David Eby4 and his wife Elizabeth 
Bechtel, was born on the 6th day of August, 1827. On January 21st, 1851, 
he married to Lydia Bowman, who was born on September 10th, 1831, 
and died on the 14th day of August, 1882. They resided on the old 
David Eby homestead, a little to the west of the" Town of Waterloo, They 
have had a family of ten children, namely : 

Born. Died. 



Children. 

AMANDA 6 

10EL6 

CYRUS6 

ANGELINE6 . . . . 

A,M.SEY6 

DAVID B.6 

LYDIA ANN6 . . . 

TJELSON6 

MARY ANN6 . . 
SALINA6 



October 31, 1851. . 
February 25, 1853. 
January 18, 1855 . . 
October 6, 1858. . . 
December I, 1861 . 

June 1, 1864 

April 18, 1866 

January 14, 1868. . 
April 14, 1870 .-. .. 
October 21, 1872. . 



February 17, 1866. 
October 23, 1864. 

April 14, 1883. 



To Whom Married. 

Elias Bingeman. 
Hannah Bricker. 
Maria Buehler. 



1. Amanda Eby 6 married to Elias Bingeman on the 15th day of 
March, 1873. They reside on a farm near Breslau, Ontario, and have a 
family of seven children, namely: Angus, Malinda, David, Lizzie, Melvin, 
Tina and Nelson. 

2. Joel Eby 6 married to Hannah Brickeron the 27th September, 1873. 
They reside in the Town of Waterloo, Ontario, and have a family of two 
children, namely : Cora and Dalia. 

3. Cyrus Eby 6 married to Maria Buehler on the 17th November, 1885. 
They reside on the old homestead and follow farming. They have a 
family of four children, namely : Ivan, Laura, Hannah Edith and Ina 
Elizabeth (twins). 

After the decease of his first wife, David B. Ebys married to Mary 
Hewitt', a widow, on the 25th day of March, 1884 Her maiden name was 
Mary Kercher, and she was born on the 11th February, 1853. No issue 
of second wife. 

X. — Elias Eby? and Family. 

Elias Eby5 ; the fourth son of David Eby* and his wife Elizabeth " 
(Bechtel) Eby, was born on the 19th September, 1829. On the nth 
December, 1853, he married to Rachel Shantz, who was born on July 19, 
1833. They reside on a farm a mile or so to the west of Elmira, in the 
Township of Woolwich, County of Waterloo, They have had a family of 
twelve children, namely : 

(See next page.) 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



IW 



Children, 

^BSALOMe . 
5USANNAH6. 
[ESSES. ...... 

REUBEN 6 .... 

AMOS6 

NOAHe 

HANNAH6 . . . 

FACOB6 

REBECCA6. . . 

ELIAS 6 

A.BRAHAM6.. 
RACHEL6.... 



Born. 

December 4, 1&54. 
February 10, 1856 
October 14, 1857. . 
February 13, i860. 
March 23, 1862 . . . 
December 15, 1864 

April — , 1867 

December I; 1869. 

May 17, 1872 

February 4, 1875 . . 

July 19, 1877 

July 29, 1880 



Died. 



February 22, 18 



To Whom Married. 

Reuben Snider. 

Elizabeth Erb. 

Mary Ann Brubacher. 

Enoch Burkhart. 



Of the above family there are but four -children married, namely: 

1. Susannah Eby 6 married to Reuben Snider and has a family as 
follows : Angeline, Sarah, Mary Ann, Rachel, Susannah and Ida May. 

2. Jesse Eby 6 married to Elizabeth Erb and has a family of five 
children, namely : Elias, Joseph, Magdalena, Edward and Jesse. 

,3. Reuben Eby 6 married to Mary Ann Brubacher, and has a family 
of three children, namely : Angus, Luella and Joannah. 

4. Hannah Eby 6 married to Enoch Burkhart, and has a family of two 
children, namely : Martha Ella and Elias Herbert. 

XI. — Enoch Ebys and Family. 
Enoch Ebys, the youngest son of David4 and Elizabeth (Bechtel) Eby, 
was born on the 24th day of August, 1834. On February 2nd, 1856, he 
marrie^l to Magdalena Schneider, who was born on the 30th day of June, 
1833. They resided on a farm near Port Elgin, Ontario, where he died 
on the 24th of August, 1884. They had a family often children, namely; 



Children. 
ELIZABETH6 .... 

LUCY ANN6 

OSIAH6 

REUBEN6 

CHRISTIAN S.6.. 

DAVID6 

ENOCH S.fi 

MARY ANN6. . . . 

HENRYe 

NELSON6 



Born. 
September 20, 1856 
August 17, 1857 . 

July 15, 1859 

June 25, 1861 

February 7, 1863. . 
December 24, 1864 

April 5, 1867 

May I, 1870 

September 24, 1872 
May 27, 1877 



Died, 
October 22, 



1856. 



October 24, 1879. 
June 17, 1867. 



To Whom Married. 
David Seibert. 



Catharine Heintzman. 



1. Elizabeth Eby 6 died young, aged 1 month and two days. 

2. Lucy Ann Eby 6 married to David Seibert on the 14th March, 1876. 
They reside at Port Elgin, Ontario, and have a family of seven children, 
namely : Cleason, Priscilla, Enoch Louisa, David, Lucy and Walter. 

3. Osiah Eby 6 died at Marion, Kansas, October 24th, 1879, a g e d 20 
years, 3 months and 9 days. 

4. Reuben Eby 6 died June 17, 1867, aged 5 years, n months and 
23 days. 



110 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

5. Christian S. Eby 6 married to Catharine Heintzman in 1882. At 
present he resides in the State, of Washington, U. S., and has had a -family! 
of three children, namely: William, Lydia Amelia (died), and. Samuel 
Sutton (died). 

6. David Eby 6 resides at Loito, Kansas. . 

7. The four younger children are still living at home with their 
mother. 

1 > o«#-^ 

Jacob Eby 3 and his Descendants. 

Jacob Eby3, second son of ,Peter Eby 2 , and grandson of Theodoras 
Eby 1 , resided near Roland's Mills, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where 
he raised a family of five children, pamely : Benjamin'*, Christian*, Mary4, 
Elizabeth* and Barbara*. These children were all strict adherents to, the 
old faith — Mennonites— save Benjamin*, the eldest, who in his, younger 
years joined the Brethren, or German Baptists, generally known as 
"Dunkards." 

Benjamin Eby 4 and his Descendants. 

Benjamin Eby4 was born in 1760 or 1761, in Lancaster County, 
Pennsylvania, and was married to — Baehr, a native of the same county. 
About the year 1812 they moved to Franklin County with their family. 
Benjamin Eby* died about the year 1850,. aged about 89 years. The 
death of his wife occurred September 2 1, 1842. They had a faAily of , 
eight children, six sons and two daughters, namely : Joels, Susannah 5 , 
Georges, Jacobs, Henrys, Johns, Benjamins and Sarahs. 

I- — Joel Ebys and Family. 

Joel Ebys, the eldest son, was married to Elizabeth Grush. They, 
moved to Illinois in 1847. He died in Stephenson County, Illinqis, in his 
73rd year, and his wife died in Piatt County* Illinois, in her 86th. year. 
They had a family of eighteen children, — twelve sons and six daughters. 
The names of some of the sons were: George 6 , William 6 , John 6 , Solomon 6 * 
Philip 6 , Benjamin 6 , Joel 6 , David 6 . The names of the other four sons and 
the daughters were not given the writer. Mostly all of the 18 children of 
Joel Eby'sS;. family are dead. The writer has no information concerning 
the descendants of the survivors. 

II. — Susannah Ebys (Crouse) and Family. 

Susannah Ebys was married to Adam Crouse. > She had a family 
of seven children, — five sons and two daughters. She and her husband 
both died in Franklin County, Illinois. She was about 80 years of age at 
the time of her death. Of her descendants the writer knows nothing. 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



Ill 



. - III. — George Ebys and Family. 

George Eby 5 , the, second eldest son of Benjamin Eby 4 , was born 
in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, December 2nd, 1795. He went to 
Franklin County with his parents about the year 1812, and on March 2nd, 
18 19, married to Susannah Lutz, who was born May 2nd, 1795. In 1828 
they moved to Huntingdon County, where they lived the remaining days 
of their lives. He died January 16, 1882, and his wife passed away on 
■ August 9th of the sa.me year. George Ebys was a farmer, and both he 
and his wife were members of the Dunkard Church. They had a family 
as follows: 



Children 

JACOB6 

NANCY6 

fiAMUEI,6 

GEORGE6; 

CATHERINES.. 

JOHNS 

SARAH6 



Born. 
January 9, 1820.. 
January 22, 1822. 
March 3, 1824. 
June 27, 1827 .... 
February 20, 1830 
October 2, 1832. 
Sept. 28, 1835 . . . 



Died, 
Nov. 27, 18! 



October 20, 1880. . 
Dec. 26, 1866 



To Whom Married. 
Never married. 
Dutton .Madden. 
Catherine Morrison. 
Nancy M. Myton. . 
David Bowman. 
Seneretta Holliday. 
D. M. Bare. 



. 1. Jacob Eby 6 , the eldest son of the above family, has resided in 
Huntingdon County since 1828. He followed farmiug, and was never 
married*, 

2 Nancy Eby 6 , the eldest daughter of the above familyj is married to 
Dutton Madden. They are residing in Schuylkill, Chester County, Pa., 
and had aTamily of twelve children, of whom there is but one living 
namely : Cyrus Madden, who is married to a lady whose name was not 
given to the writer. Susan Madden, sister to Cyrus, was married to 
Howard Case. They resided in Denver, Colorado, U. S., where she died 
on June 22nd, 1889. 

3. Samuel Eby 6 , the second eldest son, married to -Catherine E. Mor- 
rison, resides fwo miles from Mill Creek, Huntingdon County, Pa., where 
he follows farming. He has a family of five children. The eldest 
daughter was married to Wesley Wright. She died December 1st, 1887. 
William Ellsworth?, the eldest son of Samuel Eby 6 , married Miss Carothers, 
His two daughters, Alice? and Juniatta7, are not married, nor is his son 
Samuel Eby?, jun. 

4. George Eby 6 , the third son of George Eby 5 , was married to Nancy 
M. Myton. He resides at Mill Creek, Huntingdon County, Pa., where he 
carries on a mercantile business and manages his farm in connection. He 
has one daughter living, named Bessie. 

5. Catherine Eby 6 , second daughter of George Ebys, was married to 
David Bowman, who died in i860. , She died October 20, 1880, and left 
one son living, named Elmer D. Bowman. 



HISTUKY OF THJ£ JiiJY FAMILY. 



6. John Eby6, youngest son of George Ebys, was married to Seneretta 
Holliday, and has three sons living: George M. Eby, of Duluth, Minn. ; 
Ira C. Eby and Elmer Eby. The two latter are residing in Chicago, 
Illinois, U. S. 

7. Sarah Eby 6 , the youngest daughter of George Ebys, married to D. 
M. Bare, of Roaring Springs, Blair County; Pa., where they now reside. . 
She has a family of three daughters. Annie, the eldest, is married to E. 
Garver. Flora, the second, is also married, but the name of her husband; 
is not given ; neither is the name of the youngest daughter of Sarah. Eby 6 ; 

(Here ends the descendants of George Ebys). 

IV. — Jacob Ebys and Family. 

Jacob Ebys the third son of Benjamin Eby*, was married to Mary 
Myers. They had a family of five sons and four daughters, all of whom 
are dead except two. Jacob Ebys died in Stephenson County, Illinois, in 
1856, aged 58 years. His wife died in the same county in 1872, aged 72 
years. Of the two sons living one is the Rev. Enoch Eby 6 , Elder of the 
Baptist or Dunkard Church. He is an eminent speaker and a powerful , 
instrument in the service of the Lord in winning souls from the kingdom 
of darkness to the kingdom of glory. Rev. Enoch Eby's address is l 
Hutchinson, Kan., TJ. S. He has a family of three sons, all of whom are 
ministers, and, according to the latest reports, all are doing a noble work 
for the Lord's kingdom. All prove to be successful both in and out of 
the pulpit. The names of the sons are John G. Eby?, David B. Eby? and 
Levi H. Eby 7. 

V. — Henry Ebys and Family. 

Henry Ebys, the fourth son of Benjamin Eby*, was first married to 
Catherine Long, and after her decease he married to Rachel Rhodes. In 
1852 he moved west to Stephenson County, Illinois, U. S. He had a 
large family of children, but all are dead. He was a deacon in the churchy 
a good man, and was respected and beloved by all. He died in Stephen- 
son County, Illinois. 

VI. — John Ebys and Family. 
John Ebys, the fifth son of Benjamin Eby*, remained in Pennsylvania. 
He was married to — Myers, of Lancaster County. He was a minister 
of the Gospel, and was an excellent singer. He died at the age of 62 
years. He had a family of six children, — three sons and three daughters. 
His eldest son, Isaac M. Eby 6 , is also a minister of the Gospel and is now 
about 60 years of age. The rest of John Eby'ss family are all dead but 
two. John Ebys and wife died in Perry County, Pennsylvania. 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 11< 

VII. — Benjamin Ebys and Family.. 
Benjamin Ebys the youngest son of Benjamin Ebyt, went to Peoria 
Illinois, when quite young. He married there, but the name of his wif( 
is not knuwn to the writer. He had a family of eight children. -He was 
about 75 years of age when he died. 

VIII. — Sarah Ebys (Garver) and Family. 
Sarah Ebys, the youngest daughter of Benjamin Eby+, was married tc 
John Garver. They had a family of nine children, — seven daughters and 
two sons. Sarah Ebys died at the advanced age of 78 years, Both she 
and he'r husband died in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. 



The Descendants of Jacob Ebys. 

Jacob Eby 2 third son of Theodorus Ebyi (See page 5) had a family 
of two sons Peter 3 and Christians. 

Peter Eby 3 and his Descendants. 

Peter Ebys had a family of five children, namely, Samuel*, (died young) 
Peter4, Catherine*, Susannah4 and Mary4. 

Peter Eby 4 and his Descendants. 

Peter Eby*, the second eldest son of Peter Ebys, was born in Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania In his younger years he moved to Maryland where 
his descendants are now very numerous, but none of their names nor their 
Post Office addresses were given to the writer. 

Catherine Eby**. 
Catherine Eby*, the eldest daughther of Peter Ebys, was never 
married. She spent most of her time with her brother Peter Eby4 where 
she died some forty years ago. 

Susannah Eby 4 and her Descendants. 

Susannah Eby was born on the 10th November, 1792. — She married 
to John Winger who was born on the 5th April, 1789, and died on the nth 
day of October, 1864, aged 75 years, 6 months and 6 days. Some fifty 
years ago Susannah Eby* and her husband moved from Lancaster County, 
Pennsylvania, to Berlin, County Waterloo, Province Ontario, Canada, 
where they both died. — She died on the 3rd day of January, 187 1, aged 
7,8 years 1 month and 23 days. They had a family of six children, three 
sons and three daughters, namely. Peters, Johns, Elis, Pollys, Rebecca 5 and 
Elizabeths. 



114 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

t 

I. — Peter Wingers and Family. 

Peter Wengers, the eldest son of Susannah EBy4 and John Winger, 
was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, on the 18th April, 1818. 
Came to Canada with George Eby in 1834 or 1835. They drove with a 
horse and buggy and it took them two weeks to complete their journey. 
On the 24th January, 1838, he married to Maria Bauman who was born 
on the 1st January, 1817. She died some years ago. He died during the 
•summer of 1889. 

They had a family of seven children as follows : 



Children, 
SUSANNAH WINGER6 
HENRY WINGER*.... 
MARY WINGER6. . . . 
WILLIAM WINGER6. . 

JACOB WINGERS 

REUBEN WINGER* . . 
MARIAH WINGER6.. 



Born. 
Jan'y 23, 1840 
April 5, 1841 . . 
May 14, 1843.. 
June 26, 1846. 
June 2i, 1849. ■ 
July 4, 1853 . . . 
March 8, 1862 , 



Died. 



Aug. 10, 1847 . I 



To Whom Married, 
Isaac Musselman. 
Magdalena Schnarr. 
Isaac Brock Markle. 

Mary Weber. 
Martha Armstrong. 



1. Susannah Winger 6 , eldest of above family resides in Elmira, Ontario. 
She has a family of eight children, namely, Anna Mariah7, Josiah?, 
Henry 7 , Isaac7, Susannah?, Ellen?, Minerva? and Russet. Mr. Musselman, 
her husband died some time ago. 

2. Henry Winger 6 , eldest son of Peter Wingers resides in Elmira, 
Ontario, where he wjth his brother is carrying on the Woollen Manufactur- 
ing business. He has a family of two children, Angus7 and Amsey 7 . 

3. Mary Winger 6 , the second eldest daughter Peter Wingers is married 
Isaac Brock Markle, and resides in Windsor, Ontario. She has a family of 
six children, namely, Estella 7 , Angeline 7 , Ida 7 , Peter Oscarz, Walter 7 and 
William?. 

4. William Winger* died aged 1 year, 1 month and 14 days. 

5. Jacob Winger* resides in Elmira, Ontario, has a family of two 
children, namely, Raymond Morley 7 and Russel Elmo?. 

6. Reuben Winger 6 resides in Elmira, Ontario, and has a family of 
two children, Melvin 7 and Dora May 7 . 

7. Mariah Winger 6 the youngest is still unmarried. 

II. — Eli Wingers. 
Eli Wingers, son of John Winger and his wife Susafinah Eby«, died 
when some twenty years of age — was never married. 

III. — John Wingers and Family. 
John Wingers, son of John Winger and his wife Susannah Eby4, 
married to Elizabeth Master, he resided in the town of Berlin for a number 
of years, but some time ago he moved to the West, address not known. 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 115 

He had a family of several children. Names of two are Theresa and 
Amanda, 

IV. — Polly Wingersand Family. 
Polly Wingers was married to Mr. Cornell, Preston Ontario, but of 
her descendants which are residing in different parts of the county, the 
writer had received no information at the time of going to press. 

V. — Rebecca Wingers and Family. 
Rebecca Wingers resides in Walkertown, Bruce County, Ontario, where 
her husband Mr. Samuel Roether, is jailer for the said county. She has a 
a family of six children, namely, Sarah 6 , Samuel 6 (dead), Reuben 6 (dead), 
Susannah 6 , Louisa 6 (dead), Anna 6 . 

VI. — Elizabeth Wingers and Family. 
Elizabeth Wingers was married to Abram Buhler who died in Waterloo, 
Ontario Sept. 5, 1864, aged 4I years, 5 months and 12 days. Mrs. Buhler 
has her home with one of her daughters, Mrs. Cyrus Eby of Waterloo. 
She has a family of six children, namely, , Susannah 6 , Hannah 6 , Lizzie 6 , 
Kate 6 , Abram 6 and Mariah 6 . 

Mary Eby 4 and her Descendants. 

Mary Eby youngest daughter of Peter Eby3, was born in Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, on the 7th day of May, 1799.- She married to 
Sebastian Fryfogel who was born in June, 179 r, and died June 10, 1873. 
She died on the 28th September 1871. They were married in Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania. A few years after their marriage they moved to 
North East Hope, County Perth, Province Ontario, Canada, where they 
took up 600 acres of land in one block, part of which is situated in the 
Township of North East Hope and part in South East Hope two miles 
east of the village of Shakespeare. Here they resided until their death. 
Both are buried on their old farm in close proximity to the buildings 
thereof. They had a family of twelve children, namely, Susannahs, Pollys, 
Peters, Sebastians, Johns, Elizabeths, Sarahs, Barbaras, Annas, Marthas, 
Hepry 5 , Jacobs. 

I. — Susannah Fryfogels and Family. 

Susannah Fryfogels was married to_ Mr. John Yaggie and resided on 
a farm in South East Hope, Perth County, Ontario. She had a family of 
five children. 

II. — Polly Fryfogels and Family. 

Polly Fryfogel 5 was married to Mr. John Flynn. Resided in South 
East Hope, Perth Countv, Ontario. Had a familv of five children. 



116 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

III. — PETiiR. Fryfogel, and Family. 
Peter Fryfogels married to Ellen Allan, resides on part of the old 
homestead one and threequarter miles east of Shakespeare, Ontario. He 
has a family of ten children. 

IV,— Sebastian Fryfogels and Family. 
Sebastian Fryfogels is married to Elizabeth Cameron, resides on part 
of the old homestead. He has a family of four children. 

V. — John Fryfogels and Family. 
John Fryfogels married to Catherine McFarlain. He is a farmer and 
resides in Culross Township in the Cdunty of Huron, Ontario. He has a 
family of seven children. 

VI.— Elizabeth Fryfogfls and Family. 
Elizabeth Fryfogels married to John Capeling of North East Hope, 
Perth County, Ontario, a farmer. They have a family of ten children. 
VII.— Sarah Fryfogels and Family. 
Sarah Fryfogels married to David Trachsel of South East Hope, Perth 
County, Ontario, a farmer. They have one daughter. 

VIII. — Barbara Frfyogels and Eamily. 
Barbara Fryfogels married to John Trachsel of South East Hope, 
Perth County, Ontario, a farmer. They have a family of five children. 
IX. — Anna Fryfogels and Family. 

Anna Fryfogels married to Christian Dietrich of Shakespeare, Ontario. 
They have a family of four children 

X. — Martha Fryfogels and Family. 
Martha Fryfogels married to' Stephen Capling, a farmer. They reside 
near Shakespeare Ontario, and have a family of eight children. 
XL — Henry Fryfogels. 
Henry Fryfogels was accidentally poisoned on 30th September 1842, 
Aged 6 years, 1 month and 5 days. 

XII. — Jacob Fryfogels. 
Jacob Fryfogels died in infancy. 

>-•••-<= 

Christian Eby 3 and his Descendants. 

Christian Eby3 lived near Manheim, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 
where he followed farming. He had a family of three sons, named John 4 , 
Andrew*, and Christian*. Andrew Eby4 left no heirs. Christian Eby* had 
one son and four daughters. John Eby* was married to Regina Histandt 



and had a , family of three sons named, Jacob Ebys, John, Ebys and 
Joseph Ebys. «. ; 

Jacob Eby 5 and his Descendants. 

Jacob Ebys the eldest son of John Eby* and'his wife Regina (Histandt) 
Eby w^s married tp Elizabeth Gibbel. Their union was blessed with two 
sons, Peter Eby 6 and John Eby 6 . ' Peter Eby 6 was married and had a 
family of two sons, namely; Benjamin Eby? and Jacob Eby?. Benjamin 
Eby? is a minister of the Gospel and is a member of the German Baptist 
church, commonly known as "Dunkards." He resides in Manheim, 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. "The writer received no information in 
regard to Jacob Eby7, brother to Benjamin Eby7. John Eby 6 second son 
of Jacob Ebys had two sons whose descendants live in Kansas and follow 
farming. ,. . 

John Eby 5 and his Descendants. ( : 

John E'by;5"the second eldest son of John Eby* and his wife Regina 
Eby, was married to Elizabeth Hershey. He left no heirs. He was a 
tanner by trade. 

Joseph Eby 5 and his Descendants. 
" Joseph Ebys the youngest son of John Eby4 was born Nov. n, 1796. 

He was married to Elizabeth Reist who was born on- the Nov. 1797. 

Moved near Akron Springs, Portage Co., Ohio, in April 1836. Elizabeth, 
his wife, died November 16, 1873, aged 76 years — Joseph Ebys died 
March 25, 1871, aged 74 years, 4 months and 14 days. ,.;■■: , ■ ■ 

Joseph Ebys and his wife Elizabeth had a family as follows, namely: 



Children. 
JACOB R. EBY6 . . 
JOSEPH A. EBY6 
DAVID F. EBY6. . 
SAMUEL I. EBY6 

ANN EBY6 , 

ELIZA EBY<5 

MARY EBY 6 *. '...,' 



Born. 
May 2, 18 18. 
April 21, 1822 
Feb. 19, 1828 . 
July 4, j 832.".. 



Died, 
Aug. 28, 1872 . 



To Whom Harried, 
Sarah Shilling. 
Mary Mishler. • - 
Martha Royer. 
Mary Gipe. 
unmarried. ' ■ 
John Mishler. 
unmarried. 



Died aged 30 years , j 

Died aged 22 years . 
(Three of the children died in infancy, names not given.) 

">' 'I.' — Jacob R. Eby 6 and Family. 
Jacob R.'-Eby 6 , born May 2, 1818, was married on the 17th November, 
1844, td Sarah Shilling, who was born on the 17th March; 1S19. Jacob 
R. Eby followed a mercantile life. This union was blessed with a family 
of five children, namely: 

Children. ' Born. 'Died. 

March 23, 1846 . . 
Jan'y 16, 1849 ... 
Aug. 10, 1851 ... 

Sept. 7, 1858 

May 18, 1863 Ida Unwin 



ROSALINE S. EBY 7 
EMMA M. EBY7 . . . 
CLARA A. EBY 7 . .. 
SARAH IDA EBY7 . 
FRANK S. EBY7 . . . 



To Whom Married 
Henry Wickey. 
Elijah C. Gridley. 
George M. Lattig. 



tllSlUK.* U* inJL 1LUY rAlVllljr. 



i. Rosaline S. Eby and her husband Henry Wiokey reside in Kansas 
City, Mo., U. S., where he is engaged in the real estate business 

2. Emma M. Eby and her husband Elijah C. Gridley reside in Duluth, 
Minn., U. S., were he is in the real estate business and is also an attorney, 

3. Clara A. Eby and her husband George M. Lattig reside in 
Lanark, Illinois, were he follows the mercantile business. 

4. Sarah Ida Eby is unmarried and is at home with her parents. , 

5. Frank S. Eby married to Ida Unwin resides in Portland, Oregon. 

II, — Joseph A. Eby 6 and Family. 

Joseph A. Eby 6 , second eldest son of Joseph Ebys, was married to Mary 

Mishler. He resided in Stephenson County, Illinois, U. S., where he 

died August 28, 1872. He followed farming. He had a family of several 

children. The names of four are as follows 4 

Children. Born. Died. To Whom Harried. 

LYMAN M. EBY7 . 
NORMAN S. EBY7 
CELINA EBY7..., 
MARY EBY? 



Mary Hart. 
Fannie Brower. 
John Shafer. 



i. Lyman M. Eby? follows the mercantile business; is at present 
somewhere in Iowa. 

2. Norman S. Eby? is a farmer, resides in Iowa, 

III. — Davis F, Eby 6 and Family. 

David F. Eby 6 , third son of Joseph Ebys, was born on the 19th Feb, 
1828. He married to Martha Royer, is residing on a farm near Mount 
Vermon, Jefferson County, in the state of Illinois — They have no children. 
He is a local minister of the German Baptist persuasion. 
IV. — Samuel I. Eby 6 and Family. 

Samuel I. Eby 6 , fourth son of Joseph Eby-5, was born on the 4th July, 
1832. He married to Mary Gipe. They reside on the old Homestead, 
inear Akron, Summit County, Ohio. They had a family of four daughters 
and two sons. — Names as follows : Joseph? and William7, the two sons of 
Samuel 6 are both unmarried, — Amanda Eby7 is married to John Young, a 
farmer. Mary Eby7 was married to Albert Monroe; she died a few years 
ago. Alice Eby? is married to Mr. Loemise, Ada Eby? the youngest in 
the family is living with her father. 

V. — Ann Eby 6 . 
Ann Eby 6 died at the Age of 30 years; was unmarried. 

VI. — Eliza Eby 6 and Family. 
Eliza Eby 6 married to John Mishler, she has two sons living, names 



I 
were not given to the writer. She resides near the old homestead. He; 
husband is Elder in the German Baptist Church. 

VII. — Mary Eby6. 
Mary Eby 6 died unmarried at the age of 22 yeats. 



Christian Eby 4 and his Decendants. 

Christian Eby*, the youngest son of Christian Eby 3 , was born nea 
Manheim, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1743, He was married t< 
a Huber. In 1770 he moved to York County, Pennsylvania, where hi 
'died. He had a family of five children, viz., Elizabeths, Barbaras, Polly! 
Catherines and Christians. 

L — Elizabeth Ebys and Family. 

Elizabeth Ebys, dates of birth and death unknown, was marriei 
to Charles Waltemire, date not known. They resided in York County 
Pennsylvania. They had a family of three children, named, Christian' 
Jacob 6 and Joseph 6 , 

II, — Barbara Ebys and Family. 

Barbara Ebys, dates of birth, marriage and death unknown, was marrie< 
to Michael Specard. They settled in Botetourt County, Virginia. The 
had a family but the name of only one son was given to the writer, namely 
John 6 . 

III. — Polly Ebys and Family. 

Polly Ebys (no dates given) was married to Jacob Heaston. The 
settled in Highland County, Ohio. Nothing is known of their family 
"descendants. 

IV. — Catherine Ebys and Family. 

Catherine Ebys (no dates given) married to Joseph Heckinan. The; 
Tesided in Virginia. In 1826 they moved to Preble County, Ohio, wher 
he died the same year. She died several years later. They had severe 
children, namely, Catherine 6 , married to D. Painter, left no heirs; bot! 
died in Preble County, Ohio. Polly 6 , the second daughter of Catherin 
Ebys was married to David Harter. They moved to Sulphur Springs 
Indiana. They had one son named John 6 . 

V. — Christian Ebys and Family. 

Christian Ebys, son of Christian Eby*, moved from York Count) 
Pennsylvania, in 1792, to Botetourt County, Virginia. In three years, hi 
wife becoming disatisfied, they returned with their son Christian Eby 6 1 
Pennsylvania. Remained four years then again moved to Virginia, wher 



1 20 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

she died shortly after their return: Her husband Christian Ebys married 
again and lived to be 92 years. old.. He died in Virginia. 

Christian Eby 6 and his Descendants. 

Christian Eby 6 , the only son of Christian Ebys was married to 
Susannah McDonald, Dec. 14, 1797. They lived in York County, 
Pennsylvania for several years, then moved to Baltimore County, Maryland, 
where he lived until 1828, when he moved to Carroll County, Maryland, * 
near Westminster the County seat, from thence in 1838 he moved to the 
western part of Montgomery County, Maryland. Some fifteen years later 
he moved over the line into Preble County, Ohio, where he died Dec. 10, 
1859. His second wife died May the n, 1866. They were both members 
of the Dunkard or Brethren Church.. They were remarkable for their 
integrity, industry, energy and economy. It can be truly said of this aged 
pair, they lived not to themselves and though they be dead yet. do their 
good deeds and works- still live. 

They had a family of thirteen children as follows: 



Children. 
ELIZABETH EBY2. 

JOHN EBY7 

JANE EBY? 

SAMUEL EBY 7 , 

SUSANNAH EBY7 
CHRISTIAN EBYr. . 

AGNES EBY7 

CATHERINE EBY7 

ADAM EBY7 

WILSON EBY? 

JAMES EBY? 

SARA LAVINE EBY7 
JACOB EBY7 



Born. 
Nov. 30, 1798. 
July 26 1800. . . 
Nov. 6, 1802. . 
April 2, 1804 . 
July 29, 1806 . 
Aug. 13, 1S08. 
April 12, 1810. 
April 27, 1812 . 
July 15, 1814 .. 
Ayril 27, 1816 . 
July 7, 1818.. . 
April 13, 1820 . 
June 28, 1825. . 



Died. 
March 31, 1888 . 

Sept. 22, 1887 

August, 1839 

Sept. 4, 1878 . . . 

Jan'y 1863 . . 

died young 

Nov.'-^— 1884 . 



To Whom Married. '- 
Joseph Coler. 
Nancy Davis. 
Amos Markey. 
Catherine Swhihart. 
Jesse Royer. 

Ephraim Engler. 

Susannah Mullendpre. 
Elizabeth Stoner. 
Susannah Durbin. 
John Baile.„ t ■...,., 



I. — Elizabeth Eby7 and Family. 

Elizabeth Eby7 was married to Joseph Coler on the 13th January, 
1822. They had children as follows: 

1. C. A. Coler 8 married to Catherine Bear, resides in Farmersville, 
Ohio. They have no family. 

2. Susannah Coler 8 , married to Wm. Collett. They moved to Miami 
County, Indiana. She died in 1850, left four children, namely^ Nancy J., 
Elizabeth, Marcuse and Susannah. 

3. Noah Coler 8 , married to Eliza Griggs. They have children as 
follows: namely, Elijah, Ezra, John, Perry and Ida. Their Post Office 
addres is Dayton, Ohio. 

4. Susannah Colers, the eldest daughter of Elizabeth Eby-7, had her 
children married as follows: Nancy J. who was the eldest great-grand-child 



H.1BTUKY UF THE EBY FAMILY. 



! Christian 6 and Susannah Eby, was born on the 16th November 1843. 
he was married to Samuel M. Eby and died at Warrensburg, Missouri, July 
\ T 1885, leaving a family of four children which will be mentioned under 
re head of Samuel Eby's children. Elizabeth Coler, married to Edward 
Eason lives in Dayton, Ohio. Marcus Coler married to Sallie Strond, lives 
1 Metea, Cass. County, Ind. The names of their children are, Grace, 
Millie, Blanche and Charles. Jane Coler the fourth child of Susannah 
lollett and her husband Wm. Collett is married to Francis Cotterman, 
ley reside near Dayton, Ohio, and have a family as follows, viz : 

1. Elizabeth Cotterman, married to David Wampler, resides near 
armersville, Ohio. They have four children, namely, Lottie, Ernest, 
>ra and Grace. 

2. Catherine Cotterman married to John Wampler of Dayton, Ohio, 
'hey have two children, namely, Mordecai and Ethel. 

3. Orion Cotterman, married to Susie Eby, resides in Farmersville, 
)hio. They have three children, namely, Roy, Franklin and Pearl. 

4. Marcus Cotterman, married to Martha Brubaker of Farmersville, 
)hio, has two children, namely, Harold and Jennie. 

5. Vimri Cotterman, married to C. Johnson, resides at Dayton, Ohio, 

Elizabeth? (Eby) Coler had yet another son named Hiram, who died 

1 infancy. 

II. — John Eby7 and Family. 

John Eby7, second child of Christian 6 and Susannah (McDonald) Eby 
carried to Nancy Davis, April 4, 1823. They first moved to Ohio,, 
lence to Wabash County, Indiana, where she died, left four children, viz. : 

1. Benjamin Eby 8 , married to Annie Eikenberry, had three children, 
amely, Janes, Florence' and Dollie9. Benjamin died in Wabash County,, 
ndiana. She resides in Preble County Ohio. 

2. Susan Eby 8 , eldest daughter of John Eby?, was married to Michael 
lare of Whitley County, Indiana. They had three children, namely, 
ohn9, Ellas and Susannahs 

3. Christian 8 , second son of John Eby? was married to Sarah Ann Eby 
f Laketon, Wabash County, Indiana. He died in Wabash County, 
ndiana. They had a family of four children, namely, Annie9, Franklin 9 , 
amuels and Daisy 9 . 

4. John Eby 8 , the youngest son of John Eby? and his wife Nancy Davis, 
larried to Elizabeth Eikenberry. They resided at Dayton, Ohio and had 
family as follows : Millard9, Alice?, Rose9, Charles 9 , William9, Minnie? and 
.lberts. 



122 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

John Eby? after the decease of his wife Nancy Davis married a second 
time to Sarah Harris. This union was blessed with one son named Adam 
Eby 8 , who is married to Catherine Boomershin. Resides near Farmersville, 
Ohio. Had a family of eleven children. 

After the decease of John Eby7's second wife he married Susannah 
Hagas. With her he had a large family, namely, Nancy 8 , Sarah 8 , Mary 8 , 
Barbara 8 , Cynthia 8 , Sarue 8 , Peter 8 , Samuel 8 and Jacob 8 . He (John) is yet 
living near Liberty Mills, Wabash County, Indiana, where most of his three 
wives' children reside. 

III. — Jane Eby? and Family. 

Jane Eby7, third child of Christian Eby 6 was married to Amos 
Markey on the 4th of April 1821. 

*Jane Eby? was a woman of great energy. She deserves great credit 
for the manner in which she discharged her duties. Success crowned all 
her efforts, in the managing of the farm and the bringing up of her family. — 
She and most of her family are members of the Dunkard Church. 

She had a family as follows: 

1. Christian Markey 8 , married to Ann Crumpacker and has a family 
of eight children, namely, Jonas?, Jane9, Emma', Franklin^ Pierce, John', 
Christian? and Clarag. 

After the decease of his first wife, Christian Markey 8 married to Zilpha 
Barnhart. This union was blessed with two children, namely, Edward? 
and Amos'. 

2. Amos Markey 8 married to Nancy Fritz. • They reside at Warrens- 
burg, Missouri. They have two children, Edward' and Ella'. 

3. Jacob Markey 8 died young. 

4. 'John H. Markey 8 , married to Louisa Royer. They reside at West 
Alexandria, Ohio, and have a family of seven children, namely: Susannah', 
Jesse', Samuel9, Isadore9, Ella', Anna9 and Agnes9. , 

5. Samuel Markey 8 died on the ocean returning home from California. 

6. Susannah Markey 8 married to Franklin N. Fudge. They reside at 
Gratis, Ohio. They have a family of eight children, namely : Ada', Anna', 
Ira', Nancy', Samuel', Laura9, Amos' and Susannah'. 

7. Nathaniel Markey 8 , married to Anna Wampler, of Drayton, Ohio. 
They have nine children, namely : Catherine', Ida9, John9, Jane9, Lee?, 
Arthur9, Grace', Sallie' and Bessie9. 

8. Joseph Markey 8 , married to Barbara Hart, of West Alexandria, 
Ohio. The names of their children are, Orange', Amos9, Jane', Harter9, 
Jacob9, Ada9, May9, Milton9 and Susannahs. 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 123 

IV. — Samuel Eby? and Family. 

Samuel Eby?, the fourth child of Christian Eby 6 married to Catherine 
Swhihart, on the 13th of June, 1835. They moved to Wabash Count)', 
Indiana, where he died in August, 1839. He left two children, Jane 8 
and Sarah Ann 8 . Jane Eby 8 married to Calvin Hostler, they have three 
children, Georges, Catherines and Fredrick9. They reside in Warsaw, 
Kosciusko County, Indiana. Sarah Ann 8 married to Christian Ebys, 
son of John Eby?, who died in Wabash County, Ind., leaving four children, 
Anna 9 , Franklins, Samuel and Daisys. They reside at Laketon Post 
Office, Wabash County, Indiana. 

V. — Susannah • Eby7 and Family. 
Susannah Eby7, the fifth child of Christian Eby 6, married to Jesse 
Royer on the. 27th March, 1828. They resided in Carroll County, Indiana, 
■until 185-, then they moved to Preble County, Ohio. She died while >on a 
visit to her children in Missouri, September 4, 1878, and lies buried in the 
Brethren grave yard at Centreview, Missouri. She and her husband were 
both members of the Dunkard or Brethren Church. He was a minister, 
and lived to be quite an old man. He died in Preble County, Ohio, about 
the year 1886. They were highly esteemed for their virtue. They had 
a family of nine children as follows: namely, Jane 8 , Louise 8 , Susans, Vinnies, 
Catherine 8 , Elizabeth 8 , Agnes 8 , Jesse 8 and Wilson 8 . 

1. Jane Royer 8 the eldest is married to Ephraim Roose, and has a 
family of three children, namely, Howards, Mary 9 and Shipps. 

2. Louise Royer 8 is married to John H. Markey. They reside at 
Centerview, Missouri, and have a family of seven Children, namely, 
Susannahs, Jessies, Samuels, Isadores. Ellas, Annas and Agness. 

3. *Susan Royer 8 , was first married to Abraham Stoner who died at 
Centerview, Missouri, in 1875. She has a family of seven children, namely, 
Philips, Leroys. Claras, Vinnies, Roberts, Jennie? and Catherines. 

*Susan the mother of the above family is an excellent woman. She 
raised most of her family while a widow, and proved to raise them to be 
honorable. She and several members of her family belong to the Brethren 
Church. 

In 1888 she married again. — The husband of her second choice is 
Daniel Houser. There is no. issue of second marriage. 

4. Vinnie Royer 8 , married to J. A. Ozias of Centreview, Missouri. 
She has a family of six children, namely : Susannahs, Deldins, Elmers, 
Jesse?, Arthurs and Carries. 

5. Catherine Royer 8 , married to P. J. Ozias. They reside near Eaton, 



124 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



Ohio. They have a family of four children, namely : Johng, DeIIa9, Marys 
and Sussie9. 

6. Elizabeth Royer 8 is married to Jonas Leedy. They reside at 
Centreview, Missouri. They have a family of one sorr, named Jesse 
Leedys, who is married to OraMorman, and have a family of three children,, 
names not given. 

7. Agnes Royer 8 died some time ago. She was never married. 

8. Jesse Royer 8 is married to Catherine Elliott. They reside near 
Holliday Post Office, Monroe County, Missouri, and have a family of three- 
children, namely : Lavina*; Inez9 and Elliott 9 . 

9. Wilson Royer 8 is married to Mabel Homan. They reside at Eaton,, 

Ohio, and have a family of five children, namely : Homan9, Charles^ 

Vinnies, Fannie9 and Grace9. 

(SusanS, Vinnie 8 , Catherine^ and Jesses belong' to the Brethren Church.) 

VI. — Christian EBY r and Family. 

Christian Eby7, born August 13th, 1808, in Baltimore County, Mary- 
land. He moved with his father in 1828 to Carroll County, Maryland, near 
Westminster, the County-seat of said County. He moved to Ohio,, 
remained there two years, went back across the mountains by private con- 
veyance and was married to Diana Murray, March 3rd, 1836. She was. 
the daughter of John Murray of Hampstead, Carroll County, Maryland, 
and was one of a family of three sons and nine daughters, who lived to 
raise families. She was born January 9th, 18 14. Christian Eby7 and his- • 
wife Diana Eby lived in the western part of Montgomery County, Ohio,, 
until March 20th, 1855, when they moved to Preble County, same State,. 
2,yz miles west of the town of Camden, where they are yet living, enjoying 
fair health, considering their age. They are yet in full possession of their 
mental faculties, able to get around among friends and to attend Divine 
worship. They are members of the Brethren or German Baptist Church,, 
ever since 1854. They have always been consistent and zealous members- 
of the same. 

Christian Eby? always lived on a farm, which for many years consisted 
of 600. acres. He spent his time in farming and stock raising, and by the 
help of his estimable wife gained quite a competence, the greater part of 
which he has divided among his children. Names are as follows: namely 
Children. Born, Died. To Whom Married, 



JOSEPH EEY8 

AGNES EBY8 

SAMUEL M. EBY 8 . 



Nov. 21, 1837 

Dec. 13, 1839 . 

March 3, 1841 



REBECCA EBYS April 23, 1842 



JOHN C. EBY8 

SARAH J. EBYs 

ELIZABETH S. EBY8 
DIANA EBYs 



June 30, 1 845 
July 7, 1847... 
June 24, 1854 . 
Sept. i860 



1876.. 



died in infancy . . 



Eliza Eikenberry. 
Samuel Wampler. 



never married 



i. Joseph Eby 8 was married March 12, 1865 to Eliza Eikenberry who* 
was born about the year 1842. They own and reside on a large tract of 
land, a portion of which is the old homestead. They are also members 
of the same church to which his parents belong. He is a very successful 
farmer and is wealthy. Joseph Eby 8 and his wife Eliza, have a family of 
six children, names as follows, namely: 

Children, Born. Died. To Whom Married. 

J*ESSE 9 Januarys 1866.. 

CHRISTIAN9 died in infancy. 

HENRY9 ,1870 

VERNON9 

EDITH9 

ELIZABETH JANE9 . 

Post Office address for above family is Camden, Ohio. U. S. 

2. Agnes Eby 8 was married February 25, 1858, to Samuel Wampler, 
youngest son of Philip Wampler, who was raised in Carroll County, Mary- 
land. Came to Ohio in an early day. Agnes Erjy 8 and her husband 
reside at Stillwater, five miles N. W. of Dayton, Ohio, on the old home- 
stead, to which he has added a number of acres, and is now farming the 
most beautiful farm in that part of the State. 

Agnes Eby 8 and her husband have a family of eight children, namely : 
Children Born, Died. To Whom Married. 



VERNON E 9 .... 

MELVINW9 

FLORANCE9.. . 

JENNIE9 W 

MARY E. W9... 
WILBER E 9 .... 
SUSANNAH W 9 . 
EUGENE W9.. . 



October - 



i860. 



died young, 
died young 



Nellie Richard. 



3 Samuel M. Eby 8 , third child of Christian Eby? and his wife Diana 
Eby, was born on the 3rd March, 1841. He left home in 1862, taught 
, school the winter 1862-3; m spring 1863 he went on a farm. In 1865 
he moved on another farm in Wayne County, Indiana, where he was 
married April 17, 1866, to Nancy J. Collett who was born on the 6th Nov., 
1843. She is a daughter of William arid Susannah Collett of Miami 
County, Indiana. In fall of 1870 Samuel M. Eby 8 and his wife moved to 
Hamilton County, Indiana. This place they'again left owing to poor, 
health in spring 1872, and moved to Preble County, Ohio, where they 
resided until March 1883. Owing to sickness in the family Samuel M. 
Eby 8 and wife moved to N. W. Illinois, where they sojourned but six 
months. Here they left September 1st 1863 and moved to Warrensburg, 
Missouri, where he resided until August 5, 1889, then he moved on one 
of his own farms two miles west of Centreview. Johnson County, Missouri, 
where he is engaged in farming and stock raising. 



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HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



Nancy Eby, wife of Samuel Eby 8 , died on the 14th July 1885. She 
lies buried in the Brethren Graveyard, Centreview, Missouri. She was 
a consistent member of the Brethren or German Baptist church for a 
number of years. 

Samuel M. Eby 8 and his wife Nancy Eby had a family of four children, 



namely : 

Children. 

AGNES9 

WILLARDC,. 
EDWARD M9. 



Born. 
Sept. 21, 1867. . 
April 8, 1870. .. 
August 4, 1872 . 



Died. 



To Whom Harried. ■ / 
John G. Suader. 



DIANA L9 I Nov. 13, 1877. 

Agnes Eby9 was married jn the 12th March 1887, to John G. Suader 
of Carroll County, Maryland, where they now reside on a farm. 

Willard C. Eby9, born in Wayne County, Indiana, April 8th 1870. 
Is now engaged in teaching school in Johnson County, Missouri. 

Edward M. Eby9 born in Preble County, Ohio, August 4, 1872, is 
home yet. 

Diana L. Eby9, born November 13, 1877, is home yet. 

Samuel M. Eby 8 was again married, September 12, i886,*to Minnie 
Garman, who was the oldest daughter of P. S. and Sarah A. Garman, was 
bom April 17, 1866. One son has been the fruit of this union, namely, 
George G. Eby9, born August 6, 1887. Samuel M. Eby 8 and wife 7 are 
now engaged in farming and stock raising. They are both members of 
the German Baptist or Brethren Church, commonly called "Dunkards." 

4. Rebecca Ebys, the fourth child of Christian Eby? and his wife 
Diana, was born on the 23rd" April, 1842. On the 25th February, 1868, 
she married to Levi Eikenberry, who was born on the — March, 1835, 
and died November ; — , 1878, Left a family of three sons and two 
daughters, living, one daughter died quite youug. 



Children. 

EBY C9 

ADA9 

PETER W9. .. 
CHARLES9... 

•AGGIE9 

LELIA9 



Bora. 
October — , 1868. 



Died, 
died quite young. 



To Whom Married. 



Post Office address of above family, Camden, Ohio. 
Rebecca Eby 8 (Eikenberry) is yet a widow, possesses and resides on 
a 350 acre farm being part of the old homestead which she has well 
improved under her efficient management, She is a member of the 
German Baptist Church and a very estimable woman. She has raised her 
family to be industrious and worthy which is very creditable to her, being 
left with all her business and cares when her oldest son was only 10 years old. 



HISTORY OF THE EBY .FAMILY. 127 

She has given evidence that she possesses much of the energy which seems 
to have been the common heritage of her ancestors, the Ebys. 

5. John C. Eby 8 was born June 30, 1845 in Montgomery County, 
Ohio. He was the fifth child of Christian Eby? and his wife Diana. He 
married to Martha A. Silver who was born on the cjth July, 1853, in Preble 
County, Ohio. 

They have a family of seven children as follows : namely, 

Children. Born. Died. To Whom Married. 

FLORANCE J 9 . 

EUGENE S 9 . .. 

CLIFTON \V 9 .. 

SARAH 1,9 ... 

LEONA E9 

LUCY9 

VERNON9C... 



March 28, 1874 

May 26, 1876 

September 28, 1877 

April 14, 1879 

November 30, 188 1 

July 17, 1884 

October 16, 1888 . . 



Post Office address of above family, Gallatin, Termesee, U. S. 

6. Sarah Susannah Eby 8 the sixth member of Christian Eby 7 and 
Diana Eby's family was born on the 7th July, 1847, and died in 1876 
was never married. 

7. Elizabeth Jane Eby 8 was the seventh member of Christian Eby? 
and Diana Eby's family. She was born June 24, 1854. Married to 
Clayton Prugh in 1883, and resides on the old homestead. They have 
four children, namely, D. Merrill^ Christian', Rachel M.9, and Waynes. 

8. Diana Eby 8 died in childhood. 

VII. — Agnes Eby? and Family. 

Agnes Eby7, the fourth daughter of Christian Eby 6 , and sister to 
Christian Eby?, was born April 12, 1810, was married to Ephraim Englar 
in 1832. They resided near New Windsor, Carroll County, Maryland. 
He died in 185-. She died in January 1863. They left three children. 

1. James Wilson Englar 8 , married to Lizzie Ensia. He lived anddied 
on the old homestead. Left children, namely, Jesse', Howards, Arthur 9 
and Franklin?. 

2. Jennie Englar 8 married to Mordecai C. McKinstry, son of Samuel 
McKinstry of McKinstry's Mills, Maryland. Jennie 8 and her husband 
now reside at Union Bridge, Maryland. They have had a family of three 
children, Agnes9, and Edna', two daughters, and a son who died quite 
young. 

Adam H. Englar 8 , son of Agnes Ebyz and her husband Ephraim 
Englar, is married to Nancy Eby daughter of Jacob Eby of Farmersville, 
Ohio. They have two children, Netties and Bessie'. 



128 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

VIII. — Catherine Eby7 and Family. 

Catherine Eby?, the fifth eldest daughter of Christian Eby 6 , was born 
April 27, 1812. She died in infancy. 

IX. — Adam Ebv7 and Family. 

Adam Eby7, fourth eldest son of Christian Eby 6 and brother to Christian 
Eby?, was born July 15, 1814, married to Susannah Mullendore in 1840. 
They reside near Dayton, Ohio, and have a family of eleven children, 
namely, Jane 8 , Elizabeths, Ephraimg, Jacobs, Josephs, Adam*, Wilson 8 , 
Susannah 8 , Clement 8 , Andrew 8 and Christian 8 . 

1. Jane 8 , eldest daughter of above family, married to Scott R'obetson, 
resides in Darke County, Ohio. They have one son named Harry9. 

2. Elizabeth Eby 8 , the second member of the family, married to 
William Woggeman, resides near Liberty, Montgomery County, Ohio. ' 

3. Ephraim Eby 8 is married to Ella Haldeman, resides near Farmers- 
ville, Ohio. • 

4. Susannah Eby 8 is married to Joseph Ulrich, resides near Farmers- 
ville, Ohio. 

Jacob Eby 8 , Adam Eby 8 and Wilson Eby 8 are married and reside near 
Dayton, Ohio. The rest of the family of Adam Eby7 are yet single- 
follow farming. 

X. — Wilson Eby 7 and Family. 

Wilson Eby7, fifth eldest son of Christian Eby 6 , was born April 27, 
1816, married to Elizabeth Stoner in 1841, resided near West Alexandria, 
Ohio. He died. November — , 1884. He was a member of the Brethren 
Church, had a family of children, as follows, Nancy Jane 8 , Jacob 8 , Daniels, 
James 8 , Susannah 8 , Catherine 8 , Wilson 8 , Christian 8 and Elizabeth 8 . 

1. Nancy Jane Eby 8 the eldest married to Jacob Crisman, February 
11, 1863. He died some time ago. She resides in Virginia with her two 
daughters, Olive? and Emma9. They are members of the Brethren Church. 

2. Jacob Eby 8 married to Martha Jordan, resides near Trotwood, 
Montgomery County, Ohio. The names of their children are, Charles g , 
Perry?, Daniel? and Catherine?. 

3. Daniel Eby 8 , married to Harriet Smith, resides near Trotwood, 
Montgomery County, Ohio. They have children as follows, Earl9, May g , 
Nora? and Ethel'. 

4. Susannah Eby 8 , married to Joseph Brower, died some time ago. 
She was a member of the Brethren Church — left two children, Christian, 
and Wilson?. * 



5. Catherine Eby 8 married to Edward Hill, resides in West Alexandria, 
Ohio. They have a family of three children, namely, Bertram?, Ruths and 
Minnie 8 . 

6. Wilson Eby 8 , married to Flora Furry, resides near West Alexandria 
Ohio. 

7. Christian Eby 8 , married to Emma Carrier, resides near West 
Alexandria, Ohio. They have one child named Virgies. 

8. Elizabeth Eby 8 married to Joseph France. They reside in Clarke 
County, Ohio. They are members of the Brethren or Dunkard Church. 
They have two children, Devote and Myrtles 

9. James Eby 8 died when quite young. 

XI. — James Eby? and Family. 
James Eby?, son of Christian Eby 6 , was born July 7, 1818, was 
married to Susannah Durbin in 1854, resided near Connersville, Indiana. 
She died in 1872, left two sons, living, namely, James 8 and Reeso 8 . 

1. James Eby 8 is married to Laura Hover, resides near his father. 

2. Reeso Eby 8 is married to Effie Cole, resides near his father's home. 
James Eby? married the second time to Elizabeth Gillespie. This 

union was blessed with two sons, Franklin 8 and Christian 8 . 

XII. — Sarah Lovina Eby7 and Family. 
Sarah Lovina Eby?, born April 13, 1820, married to John Baile, 
September 1838. They resided in Carroll County, Maryland, until about 
1850, when they moved to Preble County, near West Alexandria, Ohio, 
where he died in 1869. She is a member of the Dunkard Church. Lately 
she and her family moved to Warrensburg, Missouri, where they now reside. 
The names of her children are as follows: Nancy Jane 8 , Sallie 8 , Susannah 8 , 
Elizabeth 8 , James H 8 ., John Charles 8 , Minnie 8 , Wealthea Lovina 8 and 
Clifton 8 . 

1. Nancy Jane 8 the eldest is married to Ezra Roofi of Carroll County,' 
Maryland. They reside near Warrensburg Missouri. They are members 
of the Brethren Church. — They have children as follows : Edgars, Alonzos, 
John9, Alices, Adas, Nathan? and Vernon,. 

2. Sallie 8 , the second eldest, married John McKinstry of Carroll 
County, Maryland. She died, left one son named Samuels, member of the 
Brethren Church. 

3. Susannah 8 , the third member of above family is married to A. W. 
Reese, and resides near Warrensburg Missouri. They are both members 
of the Brethren Church. He is a minister of the Gospel. Their children 
are as follows : Sallie9, Enies, Minnies, Paul9, Marks, Nancys and Sussies. 

4. Elizabeth 8 , the fourth member of the family, married to Perry ■ 



130 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

Oskerday. They were blessed with one child but it died in infancy. 
Their place of residence not known to the writer. 

5. James H 8 ., the fifth member of the family, married to Flora Hale, 
resides near Warrensburg, Missouri. He has one child, Tacy,. 

6. John Charles 8 is unmarried and resides at home. 

7. Minnie 8 , the seventh member of the family, married to Joseph C. 
Christopher, resides in Warrensburg, Missouri. She is a member of the 
Brethren Church. They have a family of four children, namely, Max?, 
Mauds, Marian? and Claras 

8. Wealthea Lovine 8 , the eighth member, married to Wallace B. Drake, 
they reside in Warrensburg, Missouri. They have one child named 
Charlie?. 

9. Clifton 8 , the ninth member, is unmarried and resides at home. 

XIII. — Jacob Eby? and Family. 
Jacob Eby?, the youngest son of Christian Eby 6 , was born June 28, 
1825. He married to Elizabeth Shideler in 1850. He resides on the 
old pioneer farm near Farmersville, Ohio, where his father settled when he 
first came to the State. His children are as follows: Nancy 8 , James 8 . 
Mary, 8 Sussie 8 , Elizabeth 8 and Jane 8 . 

1. Nancy Eby 8 married to Adam H. Englar. They reside near 
Gratis, Ohio, and have two children, Nettie? and Bessie?. 

2. James Eby 8 is unmarried. 

3. Mary Eby 8 , married to Daniel Garver, resides near Farmersville, 
Ohio. He is a minister of the Brethren Church. They have two children, 
Bertha9 and name of second one not given. 

4. Sussie Eby 8 , married to Orion Cotterman, resides near Farmersville, 
Ohio. They have a family of three children, namely, Roy?, Franklingand 
Pearl?. 

5. & 6. Elizabeth Eby 8 and Jane Eby 8 , two youngest daughters of 
Jacob Eby? are unmarried. 



Peter Eby 2 and Descendants not given from page 

100 to 113. 



Since printing the record of Peter Eby 2 's family (see page 100) it has 
been ascertained that he had yet another son named Peter Eby 3 . Also 2 
the descendants of Christian Eby3, brother of Peter Eby3, son of Petei Eby 
and grandson of Theodorus Eby 1 have been obtained. 



Peter Eby 3 and his Descendants. 

Peter Eby3, the eldest son of Peter Eby 2 , was born about the year 
1720. He was married to Annie Roland and resided in Upper Leacock 
Township Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. They had a family of eight 
children, namely, Peter'*, Samuel*, Henry4, John4, David4, Christian'*, 
Andrew*, and, Ann4, who was married to Abraham Wenger. The two 
eldest sons of Peter Eby3, namely Peter4 and Samuel*, served in the 
revolutionary war, under Captain Roland,* and were present in the Ameri- 
can army when the British took New York City in 1776. After the close 
of the war, Samuel* married and afterward settled in Leacock Township, 
not far from the place of his birth, and followed farming. He left a family 
of four children, namely, Samuels, Jonass, Barbara s and Elizabeths. 
Barbara Ebys was married to William Good. Her sister Elizabeth Ebys 
was married to John Good; while their brother Jonas Eby* was married 

to Line. Of Samuel Ebys we have no information. Jonas Ebys 

who was married to a Line had a family of three children, namely, Samuel 
Eby 6 of Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He is a Justice 
of the Peace, Surveyor and Banker. Isaac L. Eby 6 , brother to Samuel 
Eby 6 , and Loviria Eby 6 their sister, is married to Martin Leber.* 

Christian Eby 3 and his Descendants. 

Christian Eby3, youngest son of Peter Eby 2 and grandson of Theo- 
dorus Eby 1 , was born in 1730. It is not known to whom he was married, 
but that he had a family of five children, three sons and two daughters, is 
certain. Their names were, Tohn4, Andrew4, Christian, Magdalena4 and 
Mary4.* He resided near Roland's Mill, his grandfather Theodorus 
Eby^s place. 

*Alex. Harris' History of Lancaster County. 

Christian Eby 4 and his Descendants. 

Christian Eby*, third son of Christian Eby3, resided on a farm near 
NefTsville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He died near Brickerville, 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1867. He was highly esteemed by all 
for the noble character he bore. His family consisted of nine children as 
follows : 

Children. Residence, To Whom Harried. 

Cumberland County, Pennsylvania 

Conestogo Centre, Pennsylvania . . . 



JOHN5 

ELIZABETHS 
CHRISTIAN, 

MARYs 

ANNAS 

BENJAMINS.. 

LYDIA; 

EPHRAIM Os 
CATHERINES 



Lancaster City, Pennsylvania. 
Ohio 



Erhard Lutz. 
Elias Barr. 

E. Pfautz. 
Brickerville, Pennsylvania . 

. „ . . . Daniel Flory. 

Of the rest of the family no information %as received. 



Abram Metzler. 



132 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

.A-ICnTX) HIS ZDZESCrEZCsTID-A-IEsrTS. 



Peter Eby 2 , mentioned on page 4, nephew of Theodoras Eby , was 
born in Switzerland, about the year 1685. He was married to a Caroline 
Sauer, but she died young, leaving one son, Peter Eby3, the only child of 
Peter Ebya. When and where Peter Eby 2 died is not known,' but it is 
supposed with his son. 

Peter Eby 3 and his Descendants. 

Peter Eby3, son of Peter Eby 2 , born in 172 1, married to Catherine 
Doner, widow of Daniel Brubacher. Peter Eby3 resided ,on Hammer 
Creek, Elizabeth Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. They had 
a family of three children as follows : namely, 

Children, Born. Died, To Whom Married, 

Elizabeth Brechbill. 
Never married. 
Ahraham Long. 



JOSEPH4 .... 

PETER4 

SUSANNAH4. 



February 17, 1753 I 

March 10, 1756.. December 9, 18 
June 15, 1759 I 



I. — Joseph Eby 4 and Family. 
Joseph Eby4 and his wife Elizabeth Brechbill, resided in Elizabeth 
Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and had a family of five 
children as follows : 

1. Abraham Eby-% married to Susan Brubacher, resided in East Calico, 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, had a family of eight children. 

2. Peter Ebys, married to Mary Eby, resided in Manheim, Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, had two sons. 

3. John Ebys, married to Magdalena Hershey, resided in Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, had one son residing in Iowa. 

4. Jonas Ebys, married to Mary Wolf, resided in Schoeneck, Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, had one daughter, married to H. B. Erb. 

5. Catherine Ebys, married to Jacob Eberly, heirs and residence 
unknown. 

No information was given the writer of the grandchildren of Joseph 
Eby4. 

II. — Peter Eby-k 

Peter Eby4 the second son of Peter Eby3 and Catherine Doner, was 
born on the 10th day of March 1756 and Died on the 9th day of December 
1838, aged 70 years, 8 months and 29 days. Peter Eby* lived the life of 
a hermit. He had a ple^ant little home in Elizabeth Township, Lancaster 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 133 

County, Pennsylvania. In his Will made some time before his death, he 
directed all his estate and property of which he possessed a considerable 
amount, to be distributed in flour among the deserving poor, irrespective 
of age, sex, nation, color, or religion. This was faithfully carried out by 
his executors such distributions being made gradually, and lasting three 
or four years. Two waggon loads were sent each year to Lancaster City, 
and there distributed from the hardware store of George Lewis Mayar.* 
He also wrote and published a small religious work. Most copies of which 
he sold before his death, those left at his death were distributed among his 
friends and relatives. 

III. — Susannah Eby* and Family. 

Susannah Eby*, the only daughter of Peter Eby3, was born on the 
15th day of June, 1759. She was married to Abraham Long, resided in 
Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. Of her family no information could be 
obtained. 



> ■»♦» < 



The genealogy of the following Ebys has not been handed to the 
writer. No doubt they are all descendants of Theodorus Eey 1 or his 
nephew Peter Eby 2 on page 4 whose descendants are given from pages 
5 to 133. 



There was an Ephraim Eby, a highly esteemed man, who resided near 
Elizabethtown, Lancaster County Pennsylvania, and had a family of seven 
children. The names of some of the children were as follows: 

" Jacob Eby of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is a Merchant and Banker. 

Ephraim Eby, junior, resides in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
He follows the mercantile life. 

Mrs. Grove of Columbia, Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Weaver of 
Lancaster City, Pennsylvania, are daughters of Ephraim Eby and sisters 
to Jacob Eby and Ephraim Eby, junior. 

The youngest son of Ephraim Eby named Joel Eby, resides in the 
state of Ohio. The other children of Ephraim Eby died in infancy. 



There was also an Isaac Eby of Leacock Township, Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, father of Major Christian Eby who at one time 
was owner of Roland's Mills where Theodorus Eby 1 settled, and adjoining 
which some of his descendants still reside. 

*Alex. Harris' History o aster County. 



134 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

Jacob S. Eby" who resides on a farm, in Upper Leacock Township, 
that has been in the name of the Eby family for over a century, is the 
son of Jacob Eby, a grandson of Daniel Eby. 

Moses and Joel Eby are supposed to be of the same branch as 
Jacob S. Eby although they write their name "Eaby." 



There was also a Christian Eby of Rapho Township, Lancaster 
County, Pennsylvania, now deceased, who followed milling and farming. 
He left a family of well doing children, among whom are Jacob Eby 
and George Ebv. 



The only descendants of old Samuel Eby, who resided two miles 
south of Manheim, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, are, a daughter married 
to Henry Kurtz of Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, and another married to a 
Mr. Eberly of Clay Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. 

Here ends the history of the descendants of Theodorus Eby z and his 
nephew Peter Eby 2 . We now shall take up the history of Nicholas Ebys 
and his descendants, (see page 4). 



J±J<TID HIS ZDZESaZE^TZD^JSTTS. 



We now come to Nicholas Ebys who came to America in 1853. His 
great-grandfather Andrew Eby 2 was a descendant af the same Eby family, 
"The Vaudois," as was Theodorus Eby 1 who came to America in 1715. 
This Andrew Eby 2 was a first cousin to the sons of Theodorus Eby 1 , viz., 
Peter 2 , Hannes 2 , Jacob 2 , Christian 2 and David 2 , and also first cousin to 
Peter Eby 2 who came to America in 1720, (see pages 4 and 5). Dates of 
Andrew Eby 2 's birth and death are not known. So much is known that 
he was born in Bern, Switzerland, and that he had a son named Christians, 
who moved to Alsace, Germany, where he (Christians) raised a family. One 
of his sons was named Christian Eby*. He was born in Volksburg, a 
peasant village in Alsace, thirty miles from Strassburg a famous city on the 
river Rhine. This Christian Eby* had three brothers, namely, Nicholas 
Eby-t, Adam Eby+ and John Eby*. These four brothers were married to 
four sisters whose maiden name was Klein. 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 135 

Christian Eby 4 and his Descendants. 

Christian Eby-* had quite a family the names of three children were 
handed to the writer namely Nicholas Ebys, Philip Ebys and Madam 
Neumanns. 

i. Nicholas Ebys, son of Christian Eby4, was born in Alsace, 
Germany. He came to New Orleans, Louisiana, U. S., in 1853, where he 
resided for some time. He, after being in America for six years, returned 
in 1859 to his native home, Alsace, where he remained but a few weeks; 
then he with his wife and child bid adieu to their fatherland and emigrated 
to America. They settled on a farm in the Township of Lema, Sheboygan 
County, Wisconsin, where they have resided ever since. Here Nicholas 
Ebys has spent his time in farming and stock raising. In his early days he 
was a cabinet maker but has never followed his trade in America, He 
belongs to the Lutheran Church but his parents belonged to the Dutch 
Reformed Church. 

2. Philip Eby 5 , brother to Nicolas Ebys, came to America some years 
ago. He had settled in New Orleans, Louisiana, U. S., where he lately 
died, leaving one daughter, named, Carrie Eby 6 . 

3. Madam Neumanm 5 , sister to Nicholas Ebys, resides in Oberhaus- 
bergen, near Strassburg, Germany. She is a female doctor and has a large 
remunerative practice. She has no family. — Three brothers and one sister 
of Christian Ebys (children of Christian Ebyt) died long ago. Names 
were not given to the writer. 

Nicholas Eby 5 and his Descendants. 

Nicholas Ebys is married to Christina Buehler and has a family of 
eight children, namely, John 6 , Nicholas 6 , Christopher 6 , Mary 6 , George 6 , 
Phill 6 , Henry 6 , and Steeine 6 . 

I. — John Eby 6 . 

John Eby6, the eldest of Nicholas Ebys's sons, is unmarried and is 
now about 37 years of age. He commenced to teach school when 17 
years old. He has taught 24 terms in four different schools. The last four 
terms he taught in Williams County, Ohio. In 1876, he (John Eby 6 ) took 
a trip across the Atlantic and travelled in England, Ireland, France Holland, 
Denmark, Germany and parts of Switzerland. He is also author of a book 
"A mild humorous Satire" on the manners, customs and ways of the people 
of a small country town. Title, "Folks and People," "or three years in 
Millbrook by Betsey Brown." At present he resides in Rheinlander, 
Wisconsin. 



136 HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 

II. — Nicholas Eby 6 and Family. 

Nicholas Eby6, age about 30 years, is married to Cora Hyatb. 
They had but one child, named Mabel Eby7. He is a Mason by trade 
and resides in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. 

III. — Christohper Eby 6 and Family. 

Christopher Eby 6 is about 29 years of age. He has been agent on 
the Lake shore R. R. for some time, also contractor for buildings, but of 
late years he. has been treasurer for Oneida County, Wisconsin. He is 
married to Mattie Tittemore, and has had a family of four children 
namely; Jennie Eby?, John Eby', Vivian Eby? and George Eby7 who died 
in the early part of October 1889. Christopher Eby 6 resides in Rhein- 
lander, Wisconsin. 

IV. — Mary Eby 6 and Family. 

Mary Eby 6 is married to Peter Clay from Ohio. They reside in La 
Otte, Noble County, Indiana. They have one son named Eby Clay7. 

\. f V.— George Eby 6 . 

George Eby 6 aged about 25 years, is unmarried and is at home with 
his parents, managing the farm. 

VI.— Phill EBY6. 

Phill Eby 6 aged about 23 years, is in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

VII.— Henry Eby 6 . 

Henry Eby 6 aged about 21 years is now Telegraph Operater in the 
Spo Depot, Rhinelander, Wisconsin. 

VIII. — Steeine Eby 6 . 

Steeine Eby9 is 19 years of age, she is unmarried and at present 
resides with her brother Nicholas Eby 6 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. 

Here ends the history of the descendants of Nicholas Eby s 



i\F»F>RNE)fX. 



On page 84 we read of Daniel Ebv4 and his descendants. Since 
printing the same is has been ascertained from reliable authority that the 

name of Daniel Eby-t's first wife was Yost, and not Brech as 

stated. Daniel Eby* and his first wife, Yost, had two daughters, one 

died unmarried at the age of about 15 years, and is buried at the old Eby 
burial ground, Berlin, Ont. The second daughter, Rebecca Ebys, was 
born on the 4th day of April, 1814. On the 4th October, 1832, she 
married to Abraham Rosenberger. She died in Middlesex County, Ont., 
on the 29th August 1879. She had a family of nine children, namely, 



Children. 
WILLIAM6... 



SIMON6 

JEREMIAH6. ... 
ISABELLAS. ... 
MARGARET6 ... 

ADELIA6 

ABRAM6 

REBECCAe 

FRANKLIN6. ... 



Bom. 

October 14, 1836. . . 

April 22, 1839 

April 12, 1842 

October 9, 1843. . . . 
January 2, 1846. . . . 
October 16, 1850. . . 
December 22, I852. 
February 20, 1857. . 
December 19, 1859. 



Died. 



April 23, 1846. 



To Whom Married. 

I Elizabeth Dickson. 

j Susan Miller. 
Ann Carter. 
Jane Begg. 
James Walker. 

Joseph Hutchinson. 
Mary Neil. 
George Humble. 
Minnie Draper. 

1. William Rosknberger 6 , eldest son of Rebecca Ebys, was married 
to Elizabeth Dickson. He now resides in Napanee, Indiana, U. S. His 
second wife, Susan Miller is also dead. 

2. Simeon Rosenberger 6 , the second eldest of above family, married 
to Ann Carter on the 9th December, 1863. He resides in St. Thomas, 
Elgin County, Ontario. 

3. Jekemiah Rosenberger 6 , the, third eldest, was married to Jane 
Begg on the 20th April 1868. He now resides in La Fayette, Indiana, U. S. 

4. Isabella Rosenberger 6 , the eldest daughter of Rebecca Eby 5 , 
was married to James Walker on the 8th February, 1872. She resides 
near Exeter, Middlesex County, Ontario. 

5. Margaret Rosenberger 6 died on the 23rd April, 1846, aged 3 
months and 21 days. 

6. Adelia Rosenberger 6 , the third daughter of Rebecca Eby 5 , was 
married to Joseph Hutchinson on the 16th December, 1884. She resides 
near Falkirk, Middlesex County, Ontario. 



138 



HISTORY OF THE EBY FAMILY. 



7. Abram E. Rosenberger 6 , the fourth son of Rebecca Ebys, was 
married to Mary Neil. Resides in Toronto, Ontario. 

8. Rebecca Rosenberger 6 , the youngest daughter of Rebecca Ebys, 
was married to George Humbler on the 12th December, 1876. She 
resides at Falkirk, Middlesex County, Ontario. 

9. Franklin Rosenberger 6 , the youngest son of Rebecca Ebys, was* 
married to Minnie Draper on the 25th April, 1888. Resides at Copleston, 
Lambton County, Ontario. 



On page 24 in family IX we have the name Samuel Wisslers it 
should be Sem Wisslers. He was married to Jane Robertson on the 6th 
of August 1843. She is a native of Insch, Scotland. She was born 
October 15, 1828. 

In 1846 Mr. and Mrs. Wissler moved to Nichol Township, Wellington 
County, Ontario, where he founded the village of Salem. He (Mr. 
Wissler) carried on an extensive business in Farming, General Merchant, 
Saw Mill, Flour and Grist Mills, and Tannery until his death which took 
place so suddenly on the 8th May, 1865. He was also Reeve of the 
Township, a position now occupied by his eldest son, John Robertson. 

Mr. Sem Wisslers had a family of seven children as follows: viz., 



Children 
JOHN ROBERTSONS 
EZRAS 

MARY ANN6 

ELIZABETHS 

LEVI ERB6 

HENRY 6 

SEM 6 



Born, 

September 9, 1844 

May 15, 1848.. . . 

April 27, 185 1. 
October 25, 1853. 
March 26, 1856 . . 
August i, i860. 
December 13, 186; 



Died. 



To 'Whom Married, 

Harriet Bigger, 
j Fannie Winfield. 
j Agnes Bigger. 
C. H. Bigger. 
G. W. Field. 
Henrietta Shaw. 



1. John Robertson Wissler 6 owns and possesses one of the Grist 
and Flour Mills in Salem Ontario. ^ He resides in Salem and has a family 
of three children, namely, FrankUm, May? and George Serm. 

2. Ezra Wissler 6 was first married to Fannie Winfield but after her 
decease he married to Agnes Bigger. He resides in Salem, Ontario, and 
carries on the mercantile life. He has a family of two children, namely, 
Fannie Maud 7 , and Mary Jane?. 

3. Mary Ann Wissler 6 resides in the City of Toronto, Ontario, 
where her husband carries on the Piano and Organ business. She has a 
family of three children, namely Lula W.7, Arthur P. 7 , and Florence Ethel 

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4. Elizabeth Wissler 6 , married to Mr. G. W. Field, barrister, resides 
in the City of Guelph, Ontario. She has one son named Sem Wissler?. 

5. Levi Erb Wissler 6 is a farmer, resides in Salem, Ontario. He 
has had a family as follows: Harry7, May?, William?, Rena?, Levi Erb 
(dead), and John Sem7. 

6. Henry WissleR6 is unmarried. He is a barrister and has his 
office in Elora, Ontario. 

7. Sem Wissler 6 is unmarried. He is Ledger keeper in the Bank of 
British North America, Toronto, Ontario. 



No information in regard to the following Ebys has been obtained at 
the time of going to press, namely of Elizabeth Eby*, Christian Eby+, Mary 
Eby4, and Barbara Eby4, children of Jacob Eby3, son of Peter Ebys (see 
page no), nor of Christian Eby4, David Eby4 Joseph Eby 4 , Esther Eby4, 
Anna Eby4, Elizabeth Eby4 and Susannah Eby4 (see page 60), children of 
George Eby 3 , son of Christian Eby 2 . 



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To the Reader: 



The writer thinks it not out of place to say a few more words in 
conclusion. He is only too conscious of the many errors, mistakes and 
oversights that appear in the work just now completed. Much of which 
was written during hours when others were taking their rest. 

That the errors and imperfections in the work are not greater than 
they are, the writer owes to the kindness of his many cousins who aided 
him with information in regard to the "Eby Family," also did they aid him 
with suggestions and corrections, and especially my dear cousins John F. 
Eby of Detroit, Michigan, Printer; Martin F. Eby of Port Elgin, Ontario, 
Chemist and Druggist; David B. Eby of Waterloo, Ontario, Farmer; Rev. 
Enoch Eby of Hutchinson, Kansas; Rev. David F. Eby of Mount Vernon, 
Illinois; Samuel M. Eby of Centreview, Missouri, Farmer; Simon P. Eby 
of Lancaster City, Pennsylvania, Barrrister etc.; Jacob Eby of Logan, Ohio, 
Gentleman; John Eby of Rheinlander, Wisconsin, Teacher; George Eby of 
Mill Creek, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, Merchant; and the old 
manuscripts of the late Bishop Benjamin Eby have been the greatest of 
service to the writer. 

The Writer. 

BERLIN, Ont., Canada, Sept. 14, 1889. 



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Wherever a occurs, the desired information could not'be obtained, 

or came too late for publication. The small figure to the right of the name 
indicates the number of generation in America, beginning with Theodorus 
Eby 1 - Rev. Benjamin Eby 4 belongs to the fourth generation, Jonas Eby 5 
to the fifth etc. 



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NAMES. REMARKS. PAGE. 

Bowers6 John E. Rev 79 

Brubacher Jacob N. Rev 47 

Eby6, Aaron Dr 59, 91 

Eby7, Adam 120, 128 

Eby6, Amos Rev !,....... 38 

Eby3, Andrew ... .:':'.. 6, 99 

Eby4, Benjamin Bishop , . , . ..; . 26 

Eby4, Benjamin . no 

Eby2, Christian 5, 6 

Eby3, Christian 6, 7 

Eby3, Christian (Son of Peter Eby2) 131 

Ebys, Christian Rev .' 40 

Eby3, Christian (2nd Son of Jacob Ebys). .113, 116 
Eby4, Christian (Son of Christian Eby3)..n6, 119 

Ebys, Christian 119 

Eby6, Christian 120 

Eby4, Christian (Son of Chris. Eby3 p. 116) 119 

Eby7, Christian 124 

Eby6, Christopher 136 

Eby6, Charles S. Rev. D. D 94 

Eby4, Daniel . 84 

Eby2, David 5» 49 

Eby3, David Davis - 49 

Eby4, David 5 2 

Eby4, David 100 

Eby6, Elias Rev 77 

Eby6, Enoch Rev 112 

Eby3, George 6, 60 

Eby4, George 64 

Ebys, George in 

Eby2, Hannes 5 

Eby6, Isaac W. Bishop 13 

Eby4, Jacob Bishop 4 

Eby2, Jacob 5i "3 

Ebys, Jacob "7 

Eby3, Jacob - - - no 

Ebys, Jacob «fc 

Eby7, James ■ - z ^9 

Eby3, John 6, 83 



NAMES. REMARKS. PAGE* 

Eby4, John 15 

Ebys, John. " " " 7* 

Eby4, John. , 91 

Eby3, John ,. ... , 100 

Eby6, John Rev 76 

Eby4, John (son of Christian Eby3 and 

grandson of Jacob Eby2) 116 ' 

Ebys r John 117 

Ebys, John -,. 112 

Eby6, John 135 

Ebys, Joseph 117 

Eby6, Levi Rev '. 76 

Eby4, Mary .-. 115 

Eby3, Michael ..." 6, 57 

Eby6, Monroe 53 

Ebys, Nicholas 4, 134, 135 

Eby2, Peter 4, 132 

Eby3, Peter 132 

Eby2, Peter. (Son of Theodoras Ebyi). .5, 100, 130 

Eby4, Peter 132 

Eby4, Peter Bishop 10 

Eby3, Peter. . .(Son of Jacob Eby2) 113 

Eby3, Peter . . . (Son of Peter Eby2> 131 

Eby4, Peter 113 

Eby4, Rebecca 85 

Eby8, Rebecca 3 26 

Eby4, Samuel Deacon 57 

Eby4, Samuel (Saddler) 93 

Eby4, Samuel (Indian) 61 

Ebys, Samuel (Potter) 73 

Eby8, Samuel M 125 

Eby6, Solomon Rev 76 

Eby4, Susannah "3 

Ebyi, Theodoras 4. 5 

Eby7, Wilson 128 

Hagey Joseph Bishop 89 

Weber Elias6 Bishop 36 

Wingers Peter 114 



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Page 23, foot line, read "Sem" not "Samuel." 
29, fifth line from top h for n in nothing. 

32, fourth line from foot of page read Ruby not Rudy, 

33, fifth line from foot of page read first not fist. 
38, third line from top of page letter r is not in "children." 
40, fifth line from top of page B. read E. in Isaac E. Burkholder. 

43, In table of names Allen read born 1863 not 1563. 

44, seventh line from foot of page one e too many in "located." 

84, fourth line from top of page "Brech" should be "Yost." 

85, ninth line from top of page "of should be "to." 
ill, tenth line from top of page "u" read "n" in "farming." 
116, seventh line from top of page Huron read "Bruce." 
120, Agnes Eby born April "7" not "12." 

122, fifth line from foot of page read "Dayton'' not "Drayton." 

123, thirteeth line from foot of page read "Jesse" not "Jessie.'' 

124, eleventh line from top of page read Aug.' "1st" not "13th." 




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