Henry Nissley Eby

Male 1837 - 1909  (71 years)


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  • Name Henry Nissley Eby 
    Born 16 Aug 1837  West Hempfield, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Jan 1909  Lancaster County, 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 I521769397  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2013 

    Father Jonas Witwer Eby,   b. 14 Mar 1799, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1884, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F509998212  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Mary Sarah Franck,   b. 18 May 1840, Warwick, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jan 1876, Landisville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 1860  Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Daniel Franck Eby,   b. 09 Apr 1862, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Oct 1871, West Hempfield, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
    +2. Amos Franck Eby,   b. 04 Oct 1864, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1921, West Hempfield, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     3. Fanny Franck Eby,   b. 31 May 1866, East Hempfield, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1951, Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. Jonas Franck Eby,   b. 03 Jan 1869, Landisville County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Sep 1869, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Levi Franck Eby,   b. 13 May 1870, West Hempfield, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1958  (Age 88 years)
     6. Anna Mary Franck Eby,   b. 05 Mar 1873, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Oct 1966  (Age 93 years)
    Family ID F509998648  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elizabeth or Lizzie Hostetter,   b. 01 Sep 1841, Manheim, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1914, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 06 Nov 1878  Manheim, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Henry Hostetter Eby,   b. 19 Nov 1878, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1966, Mt Joy, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Elizabeth Hostetter Eby,   b. 19 Nov 1878, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1945  (Age 66 years)
    +3. David Hostetter Eby,   b. 14 Jul 1880, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1978, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2007 
    Family ID F509998650  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Aug 1837 - West Hempfield, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1860 - Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 06 Nov 1878 - Manheim, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Jan 1909 - Lancaster County, 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 
    • 1850 Census West Hempfield, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
      1900 Census West Hempfield Township, Silver Spring District, Lancaster, Pennsylvania as Henry N EBY
    • Source: Biographical Annals of Lancaster Co., PA., 1903 by J. H. Beers & Co., page 511-512.
      HENRY N. EBY, a general farmer of the township of West Hempfield, Lancaster, was born where he is now living Aug. 16, 1837, a son of Jonas and Veronica (Nissley) Eby, who were born in Elizabeth and Rapho townships, respectively, and came in 1826 to the farm on which Henry N., is now living.
      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 1860; Henry N.
      Both father and mother were twice married. Dec. 12, 1819, Jonas Eby was married to Veronica Nissley, 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 Lancaster county, who married a Miss Hostetter. Mrs. Veronica (Nissley) Eby, was first married to Abraham Hoover in 18l5, and there was born to them Nancy, who was twice married, first to John Bossler, 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 township in this county, and were farming people. The grandfather followed milling along with his farming 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; Elias, who married Elizabeth Erb; Elizabeth, who married Samuel Risser; Levi, who married Anna Nissley; 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 township of Elizabeth, where both were born. Christian Eby was the son of Christian, and the grandson of Theodorus, 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 persecution was quite as severe as at home, and with other co-religionists he left for Philadelphia, Pa. in the spring of 1715, 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, leaving 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 Longnecker.
      Henry N. Eby was twice married, first in 1860, in Lancaster county, Pa., to Mary Franck, becoming by this marriage the father of the following family: Daniel, who died of diphtheria in 1871; Amos F., a farmer in East Donegal township, who married Anna Reist; Fanny, who married Simon E. Garber, of West Donegal township; Jonas, who died at the age of seven months; Levi, a farmer, who married Kate Stauffer, of East Donegal township; Anna, wife of Elias Lindemuth, a farmer of East Donegal township. Mrs. Mary (Franck) Eby, who was born in Warwick township, died Jan. 3, 1876, at the age of thirty-five years, and was buried in Landisville; she was the daughter of Christian and Catherine (Snyder) Franck. Her father was the son of Deacon John Franck, of Warwick.
      The second marriage of Mr. Eby occurred Nov. 6, 1878, in Manheim, Pa., when he was united in marriage with Elizabeth Hostetter, and there were born to this marriage, Henry and Elizabeth, twins, and David, all living at home. Elizabeth (Hostetter) Eby was born near Manheim, Pa., Sept. 1, 1841, and was a daughter of David and Maria (Peiffer) Hostetter, both natives of Penn township, where they lived and died. David was the son of Bishop Jacob Hostetter, who passed his entire life on the old homestead of the family in Penn township, a pioneer settler of Lancaster county. They came from Switzerland about 1712, and were Mennonites in the home country.
      Mr. Eby has spent his life on the farm where he is now residing, and is one of the prominent and well-to-do people of the county. In religion he is a member of the Mennonite Church, and for ten years served as assistant superintendent of the Sunday-school.


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