John N Eby

Male 1841 - 1909  (67 years)


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  • Name John N Eby 
    Born 07 Oct 1841  Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Apr 1909  Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Monterey Chapel (Eby Cemetery) Monterey, Upper Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10073510312  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2008 

    Father John Eby,   b. 20 Dec 1800, Upper Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1864, Upper Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Neff,   b. 24 Dec 1815, East Lampeter, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1894, Upper Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 1823 
    Family ID F6917130167  Group Sheet

    Family Clara F Sanders,   b. 15 Apr 1877, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1948, Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Children 
     1. J Victor Eby,   b. 21 Dec 1900, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1918, Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2008 
    Family ID F9137704377  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 07 Oct 1841 - Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Apr 1909 - Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Monterey Chapel (Eby Cemetery) Monterey, Upper Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    John Eby, Clara Sanders and son J Victor
    John Eby, Clara Sanders and son J Victor
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  • Notes 
    • Source: Biographical Annals of Lancaster Co., Pa., 1903 by J. H. Beers & Co., page 480-481.
      JOHN N. EBY, a retired farmer of Leacock township, was born Oct. 7, 1841, on the old Eby homestead, which was acquired from Jeremiah Job in 1767.
      The Eby family has a history in Lancaster county that begins with the coming of Theodorus Eby from Switzerland, in 1715, and his settlement in Earl township, Lancaster county, where he built a mill on Mill Creek, and engaged in the milling and farming business the rest of his life. Theodorus Eby was the great-great-great-grandfather of John N., whose name appears above. Jacob Eby was his son, and Abraham Eby, his son, was the great- grandfather of John N. Eby. Abraham Eby was born in 1735 and died Jan. 8, 1815. John Eby, the grandfather of John N., was born Sept. 7, 1758, and died Nov. 2, 1842. He married Fannie Bare, who was born in Upper Leacock township, and died in April, 1842, at the age of eighty years, lacking nine days. They were the parents of Abraham, Catherine, Barbara, Elizabeth, Mary and John, the father of John N. All the progenitors of John N. were buried in the private cemetery on the Eby homestead, with the exception of Theodorus and Jacob. John N. Eby is planning to erect a monument in the Eby cemetery, a memorial stone weighing about eight tons and having cut on it the Eby descent from Theodorus down to the present day.
      John Eby, the father of John N., was born Dec. 20, 1800, in Upper Leacock township; he married Elizabeth Neff, who was born in East Lampeter township, Dec. 24, 1815, and died Feb. 15, 1894. His death occurred Jan. 27, 1864. Born to this union were the following: Reuben N., who married Louisa Wenger, had a family of six children and died in 1881; John N.; Aaron N., a retired farmer of Bareville, now residing in Lancaster, and married to Elmina Graybill, by whom he has had three children.
      The maternal grandparents of John N. Eby were Martin and Leah (Eby) Neff, farming people of Soudersburg, Pennsylvania.
      John N. Eby was married in Leacock township, June 2, 1898, to Miss Clara F. Sanders, and one child; Jay Victor, has come to bless their union.
      Mrs. Clara F. (Sanders) Eby was born in Slackwater, Lancaster county, and is a daughter of Julius and Catherine (Smith) Sanders. Her father was born in Saxony, Germany, and her mother in Lancaster county. He came to this country at the age of eighteen years, and served three years in the Union Army during the war of the Rebellion. His trade was that of a cabinet maker, and he became very expert in the making of organs and in other labors requiring mechanical skill of a high order. When he died, May 1, 1897, he was sixty-two years old. His widow, who is living in Lancaster, Pa., has had the following children: William, who is a resident of Lancaster, Pa.; Morris, who lives in Cochranville, Pa.; Elizabeth, who lives at Kissel Hill, Pa., married to Samuel Dubbs; Clara, Mrs. Eby; Lula, living in Philadelphia; Bertha, living at Kissel Hill; Walter, deceased.
      John N. Eby remained with his parents as long as they lived, and then moved to the farm which he occupied until recently. In March, 1902, he removed to the city of Lancaster, where he now resides. In political matters he is a Republican, and is known as a very intelligent and widely informed citizen.



    • Found in Ancestry was the First US Swiss Census taken in 1790. In this census was documentation of a large headstone found in the Eby Cemetery, Monterey, Upper Leacock Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. On the front of this headstone it states the following:
      John N Eby, October 7th, 1841-April 24th 1908
      Clara F, his wife, April 15th, 1877
      J Victor, Their son, Dec 21th 1900-Oct 17th 1918

      On the back of the headstone it states the following:
      John N Eby
      Who was a son of John Eby
      Who was a son of John Eby
      Who was a son of Abraham Eby
      Who was a son of Jacob Eby
      Who was a son of Theodorus
      A Native of Switzerland
      Who Came to America
      And Settled Along Mill Creek


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