William K Eby

Male 1831 - 1910  (79 years)


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  • Name William K Eby 
    Born 11 Jul 1831  Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Oct 1910  Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Martins Mennonite Meeting House Cemetery, King St North, St Jacobs, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I523421628  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 27 May 2012 

    Father Samuel Eby,   b. 18 Aug 1805, Kitchener (Berlin) (Ebytown), Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1847, New Hamburg, Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Susannah Caplin or Capplen,   b. 08 Nov 1811, New Hamburg, Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1876, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 10 Mar 1830 
    Family ID F510241053  Group Sheet

    Family Susannah Detweiler,   b. 08 Aug 1831, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 May 1914  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 30 Jul 1853 
    Children 
     1. Mary D Eby,   b. 16 Apr 1854, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Nov 1920, Emmet County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     2. Jeremiah D Eby,   b. 21 Feb 1859, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1866  (Age 7 years)
     3. Aaron D Eby,   b. 10 Apr 1861, Woolwich, Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Aug 1885, Woolwich, Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     4. Amanda D Eby,   b. 29 Apr 1863, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1930, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +5. Henry Detweiler Eby,   b. 27 Aug 1864, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1947, Huntington Beach, Orange County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     6. Cyrus D Eby,   b. 31 Oct 1866, Woolwich, Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1951, Emmet County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     7. Susanna D Eby,   b. 29 Nov 1868, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jan 1935, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     8. Annie D Eby,   b. 03 Apr 1871, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1962  (Age 91 years)
    +9. William D Eby,   b. 26 Mar 1877, Conestoga, Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Apr 1943, Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 27 May 2012 
    Family ID F510648161  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jul 1831 - Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Oct 1910 - Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Martins Mennonite Meeting House Cemetery, King St North, St Jacobs, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    William K Eby
    William K Eby
    Waterloo Region Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 2004

  • Notes 
    • 1891 Census CANADA Woolwich, Waterloo North, Ontario as William EBY
      1901 Census CANADA Woolwich, Waterloo North, Ontario as William EBY
    • From mennoniteheritageportrait.com

      In 19th century, potteries operated in ten communities in Waterloo region: Hawkesville, St. Clements, New Hamburg, Berlin (Kitchener), Waterloo, Bridgeport, Conestogo, Kossuth and Preston. Most of the potters working at this time in Ontario were from a Pennsylvania-German heritage.

      Probably the best-known Mennonite potter of the region was William K. Eby. Eby, whose father Potter Sam taught the trade to him and his brother Cyrus, bought 10 acres of land with an existing pottery on it a half-mile south of Conestoga where he established the region's longest-running pottery business, Conestogo Pottery. The pottery was built of brick and was relatively small - only 30 x 22 feet. For several early years, Eby and his family lived in a small, warm apartment above the pottery. Like most other potters and Mennonite artisans, Eby also supported his family of nine children by farming. Occasionally, transient men would come to the pottery during the winter, knowing that they could find a warm place to sleep near the kiln which was fired day and night.

      A price list of Eby's pottery from the 1890's promised that "common earthenware" such as jugs, pitchers, pie plates, flower pots, chamber pots and milk pans would be "made of the Best Material." Eby's pie plates and tableware were often decorated with twin-stemmed cherries. Eby also made unique, smaller pieces of pottery for his family and friends; many of these are glazed with a distinctive green colour.




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