Jonas Witwer Eby

Male 1799 - 1884  (85 years)


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  • Name Jonas Witwer Eby 
    Born 14 Mar 1799  Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Oct 1884  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Landisville Mennonite Church Cemetery Landisville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I521768897  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2014 

    Father John or Johannes or Hannes Eby,   b. 23 Oct 1767, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1845, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Maria Witwer,   b. 25 Aug 1773, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1856, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 01 Jul 1794  Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F509688482  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Veronica Mumma Nissley Huber,   b. 21 Jun 1798, Rapho, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1839, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1819 
    Children 
     1. John Nissley Eby,   b. 30 Dec 1820, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1911, Mt Joy, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     2. Fannie Nissley Eby,   b. 10 Jun 1823, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1846  (Age 22 years)
     3. Elias Nissley Eby,   b. 08 Feb 1826, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1903, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     4. Samuel Nissley Eby,   b. 14 Apr 1828, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1918, Mt Joy, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     5. Simon Jonas Nissley Eby,   b. 06 Jun 1831, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1916, Mt Joy, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. Amos Nissley Eby,   b. 08 Feb 1835, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Feb 1860, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     7. Henry Nissley Eby,   b. 16 Aug 1837, West Hempfield, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1909, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Family ID F509998212  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Martha Strickler,   b. 09 Dec 1815, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Aug 1876, West Hempfield, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1863 
    Family ID F547098541  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Mar 1799 - Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Oct 1884 - Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Landisville Mennonite Church Cemetery Landisville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Dieter Eby Newman (262)

      1850 Census West Hempfield, Lancaster, Pennsylvania


      His standing in the business world is evident from the fact that he served several years as a director of the Union Bank of Mt. Joy.
    • The original of this book is in
      the Cornell University Library.

      There are no known copyright restrictions in
      the United States on the use of the text.

      Jonas Eby was engaged from 1820 to 1826 in
      the milling business on the Little Conestoga river.
      In 1846 and 1847 he operated the Chiques Valley
      mill. A man of considerable importance in the
      local affairs of his time, he served as school director
      for many years. Born March 14, 1799, he died Oct.

      11, 1884. Mrs Veronica Eby was born June 21,
      1798, and died Oct. 30, 1839. The father was buried
      at the Landisville Meeting House cemetery, and
      the mother on the old Nissley farm. They were
      members of the Mennonite Church. His standing
      in the business world is evident from the fact that
      he served several years as a director of the Union
      Bank of Mt. Joy. Their children were: John,
      who is a retired farmer of Lancaster, Pa. ; Fanny,
      late wife of Martin Peiffer, of Salunga, Pa. ; Elias,
      a retired farmer of East Donegal ; Samuel, a retired
      merchant of Mt. Joy; Simon, a retired farmer of
      Mt. Joy ; Amos, died unmarried in i860 ; Henry N.
      Both father and mother were twice married. Dec.

      12, 1819, Jonas Eby was married to Veronica Niss-
      ley, and Nov. 12, 1863, to Martha Strickler, who
      died in West Hempfield township, Aug. 7, 1876, at
      the age of sixty years and almost eight months.
      She was a daughter of Abraham Strickler, of Lan-
      caster county, who married a Miss Hostetter. Mrs.
      Veronica (Nissley) Eby, was first married to Abra-
      ham Hoover in 1815, and there was born to them
      Nancy, who was twice married, first to John Boss-
      ier, and then to Daniel Kreider, and who is now
      dead.

      John and Mary (Witwer) Eby, the grandparents
      of Henry N. Eby, were both born in Elizabeth town-
      ship in this county, and were farming people. The
      grandfather followed milling along with his farm-
      ing labors. John Eby died May 25, 1845, at the
      age of seventy- seven years, and his wife, who died



      Aug. 25, 1856, was eighty-three years old. They
      were buried on the old homestead where their long
      and useful lives had been passed. Born to this union
      were: Catherine; Jonas; Mary; Rebecca; EHas,
      who married Elizabeth Erb; Elizabeth, who mar-
      ried Samuel Risser ; Levi, who married Anna Niss-
      ley; Anna, who married Samuel Hershey.

      The paternal great-grandparents of Mr. Eby
      were Christian and Catherine (Bricker) Eby, who
      spent their lives on the old homestead, in the town-
      ship of Elizabeth, where both were born. Chris-
      tian Eby was the son of Christian, and the grandson
      of Theodorils, the pioneer settler of the family in this
      part of the state. Theodorus Eby was a noted man in
      the family records. The son of Bishop Jacob Eby, he
      was born in Switzerland in 1663, and, because he
      was a devoted Mennonite, was compelled to leave
      his native country in 1704 to escape unendurable
      persecution. For about eleven years he made, his
      home in the "Palatinate," Germany, but here per-
      secution was quite as severe as at home, and with
      other co-religionists he left for Philadelphia, Pa. in
      the spring of 171 5, and some time, in August of the
      same year effected a settlement in Lancaster county,
      where he lived until his death, in the full enjoyment
      of that liberty that seemed denied elsewhere
      through all the world. He died Dec. 11, 1737, leav-
      ing four sons and one daughter, as follows : Peter ;
      Hannes; Jacob; Christian; Elizabeth, who married
      Hannes Baehr. The sons were all skilled in the
      mechanical arts of the day, and it is a matter of
      tradition that their father built an important mill
      with no other assistance than they were able to
      render him.

      The maternal grandparents of Mr. Eby were
      Bishop Samuel Nissley, of Rapho township and
      Anna Mumma, of West Hempfield township.
      Bishop Nissley was married three times, to Barbara
      Greider, to Anna Mumma, and to Maria Long-
      necker.


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