Samuel Eby

Male 1834 - 1911  (77 years)


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  • Name Samuel Eby 
    Born 19 Apr 1834  Salisbury, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Dec 1911  Paradise, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Paradise Mennonite Cemetery Paradise, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I521765136  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2008 

    Father Christian Eby,   b. 22 Aug 1795, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Feb 1877, Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Witwer,   b. 01 Nov 1800, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1887, East Lampeter, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 1818 
    Family ID F509883791  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Ann Esbenshade,   b. 20 Dec 1833, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1909, Paradise, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married Jan 1856 
    Children 
     1. Kezia Eby,   b. 04 Sep 1857, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Apr 1939, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Phares E Eby,   b. Dec 1859, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1931, Paradise, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     3. Elizabeth Eby,   b. Apr 1864, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2008 
    Family ID F509996546  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Apr 1834 - Salisbury, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Dec 1911 - Paradise, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Paradise Mennonite Cemetery Paradise, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 1850 Census Strasburg, Lancaster, Pennsylvania as EABY.
      1900 Census Paradise, Lancaster, Pennsylvania as Samuel EBY
    • Source: Biographical Annals of Lancaster Co., PA., 1903 by J. H. Beers & Co., page 510.
      SAMUEL EBY, son of Christian and Rebecca Eby was born April 19, 1834, in Salisbury township. He was reared on the farm, receiving his education in the common schools of Salisbury and Strasburg townships. At the age of twenty-two years he began his own individual career by taking a farm in Strasburg township to work on shares. Later he purchased from his father a farm of 117 acres in Bart township. This he operated for a period of six years, when he sold it and removed to Nottoway county, Va., purchasing a farm there and occupying it for ten years. Returning to Lancaster county, he re-engaged in farming, locating first in Strasburg township and managing the J. F. Herr farm for two years. After one year spent on a farm in East Lampeter township, he moved to the old Eby homestead at Eby's Curve, where he resided for seven years. He then removed to the B. Leckler farm, north of the Gap, where he remained for five years. Making public sale of his effects, he spent one year on a small farm of twelve acres and then in 1896 came to Paradise village and engaged in the coal, feed and lumber business, as partner in the firm of Buckwalter & Eby. Three years later Mr. Buckwalter, the junior partner, withdrew and Mr. Eby's son became associated with him, the firm name changing to Eby & Son. The business was established by Adam K. Witmer & Bro., about the time the Pennsylvania road was completed. The present firm do a general warehouse business and Mr. Eby gives it his entire attention. He possesses superior business ability and moreover possesses that broad view of life which looks to the general weal of the community in which he lives. He is one of the most public spirited men in this part of the county, and not only gives passive assent, but active and influential coperation to enterprises and measures for the public good. He is highly respected for his many estimable qualities and ranks high in influence and worth.
      He married in January, 1856, Miss Mary Ann Esbenshade, daughter of Adam and Mary (Kreider) Esbenshade. Mr. and Mrs. Eby are the parents of three children, Kezia, Phares E., and Elizabeth. Kezia is the wife of Henry Pickel, who conducts the stage line between Lancaster and Paradise and resides at Paradise Village. Phares E., associated with his father in business, was married first to Hettie Snavely, who died without issue; second, to Salinda Hershey, who left one son, Franklin H.; and third, to Mary Ann Rutt. Elizabeth is the wife of Henry S. Denlinger a farmer of Paradise township. They have four children, Lloyd, Annie, Lottie and Irvin. Mr. and Mrs. Eby and their family are members of the Mennonite Church.


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