Deacon Henry Eby

Male 1800 - 1882  (82 years)


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  • Name Deacon Henry Eby 
    Title Deacon 
    Born 26 Jan 1800  Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Jul 1882  Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Brethren Cemetery Dallas Center, Dallas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I524069369  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 25 Oct 2013 

    Father Benjamin Eby or Aby,   b. 30 Nov 1767, Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1850, Montgomery, Franklin County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Salome Bear Baehr,   b. 20 Jun 1771, Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1842, Montgomery, Franklin County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1790 
    Family ID F509699019  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Catharine Long,   b. Abt 1802, Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F510927810  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Rachel Rhodes,   b. 22 Jul 1804, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1877, Dallas Center, Dallas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Children 
     1. A Beson Eby,   b. Abt 1843, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Rachel Eby,   b. Abt 1846, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. S C Eby,   b. Abt 1852, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F510927813  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jan 1800 - Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Jul 1882 - Stephenson County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Brethren Cemetery Dallas Center, Dallas County, Iowa Link to Google Earth
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    Henry Eby
    Henry Eby
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  • Notes 
    • Dieter Eby Newman 212 name as Aby

    • 1850 Census Shirley, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania as Henry EBY
      1860 Census West Point, Stephenson, Illinois as Henry EBEY
      1870 Census Mount Carroll, Carroll, Illinois as Henry EBY
    • From Dawn Quast:

      In 1852 he moved west to Stephenson County, Illinois. He had a large family of children, but all are dead. He was a deacon in the church, a good man, and was respected and beloved by all. "The History of the Eby Family" - Ezra E. Eby - 1889 p. 114

      Henry Eby and his wife Catharine Long lived in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. About 1854 Henry migrated to the Lena, Illinois area. He later moved on to Dallas Center, Iowa, where he and his wife Rachel are buried. - The Genealogy of Henry Baer by Willis N. Baer, PhD (1955)

      The book HENRY RHODES OF HILL VALLEY, Pennsylvania., AND DESCENDANTS 1773-1979 by Evelyn Rhodes Mikula has these Ebys in the index:

      Eby 10
      Benjamin 13, 14
      Enoch 118
      Henry 13, 14, 24, 120
      Lela 7, 96
      Rachel, 24

      Page 10 isn't particularly helpful in that it simply gives a 3-generation chart and says Rachel Rhodes (no dates) "m Eby."

      However, pages 13 and 14 have slightly more detail. The children of Catherine Giger and Henry Rhodes include (child 3) Rachel Rhodes, b 22 July 1804, d 19 Feb 1877, m. HENRY Eby d 26 July 1882; s/o Benjamin Eby. "Both bur Brethren cem. Dallas Center, Iowa. F R. gr. Ins. & census". Note on
      next page says the information is from Eby FAMILY found in Roy Estle Mem'l Library, Dallas Center, Iowa. "Henry Eby, the fourth son of Benjamin Eby was first married to Catherine Long and after her decease he was married to Rachel Rhodes. In 1852 he moved west to Stephenson Co., Illinois. He had a largefamily of children but all are dead. He was a deacon in the Church, a good man was respected and beloved by all. He died in Stephenson Co., Illinois."

      Same page says 'The Genealogy of Henry Baer lists "one son" without names or dates for Henry and Rachel. This son is not found in census records, so it is thought he did not reach maturity. Henry's parents were Benjamin Eby and Salome Baer.'

      Also cites a letter from Clark Myers to the effect that Henry Eby drove from Germany Valley Pennsylvania in 1844 to Stephenson Co., Illinois "to spy out the land was no doubt the first Brother to enter Stephenson Co., He returned the same year with a good report." Book says that The History of Waddams Grove Church states that Henry and Rachel Eby came to Stephenson Co., Illinois from Pennsylvania "in a buggy and were received by letter into the Waddams Grove Church in 1853." Gravestone inscriptions for the two are given (Brethren Cemetery, Dallas Center Iowa.)

      Henry & Rachel, according to page 14, appear in the 1850 census of Shirley Twp, Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania. Henry is 50, Rachel 45. Also in the household are Rachel Fleming age 9 and Jonathon Davis age 23.

      Page 24 tells of other Rhodes family connections (who also took a 2-week buggy trip from Pennsylvania to Illinois, who bought land from Rachel and Henry Eby in Jo Daviesss Co., Illinois near Lena, Illinois.

      Page 96 deals with the family of Hans Arnold/Ehwalt Myer c1714, and the Eby name appears because LELA Eby was one of those researching the line.

      Page 118 is the beginning of FRANKLIN RHODES AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Franklin relates a story of a windstorm which blew the roof off his grade school when he was a first grader. The chimney came crashing down, but no bricks hit anyone. "...but Miss Turner our teacher held the door shut as was blowing and poaring down rain, in fact we was in water up to our ancles on the floor, one of the larger boys got to the door and opened it. Miss Turner took the lead of about a dozen of us, all are crying, started through the mud and water for the house of ENOCH Eby 60 rods east. I remember I fell down in
      the mud and got my little blue backed primer that I was holding all mud. We got to the Eby home and finally quieted down. In an hour or so the rain was over and Mr. Eby hitched his team to wagon and took us home...."
      (Not much genealogy, but a nice story.)

      I couldn't find the Eby reference on page 120, which is still Franklin Rhodes' autobiography.

      This stuff was interesting to me because, though these didn't seem to be MY Ebys (other than that Enoch Eby was a family friend) my Badgers and Shivelys also were in Huntingdon County Pennsylvania, and moved west to Stephenson Co., Illinois, then later to the Dallas Center Iowa area. I'm beginning to see that these Brethren families were friends and moved in groups. - Jan T KTompk7744@aol.com



      More About HENRY EBY(5):
      Burial 1: Dallas Center, Iowa
      Burial 2: Stephenson, Illinois70




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