Amos Franck Eby

Male 1864 - 1921  (56 years)


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  • Name Amos Franck Eby 
    Born 04 Oct 1864  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Feb 1921  West Hempfield, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Kraybill Mennonite Cemetery Mount Joy, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I619095449  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2013 

    Father 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) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F509998648  Group Sheet

    Family Annie G Reist,   b. 08 Jan 1869, Mt Joy, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1954, Mt Joy, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 17 Oct 1889  Rapho, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rhoda R Eby,   b. 06 May 1893, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1977, Mt Joy, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +2. Henry Reist Eby,   b. 30 May 1895, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jan 1983, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     3. Charles R Eby,   b. 05 Dec 1905, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1999, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2008 
    Family ID F547513700  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 04 Oct 1864 - Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Oct 1889 - Rapho, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Feb 1921 - West Hempfield, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Kraybill Mennonite Cemetery Mount Joy, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • I found this information in Ancestry in the "Biographical Annals of Lancaster County."
      He lived with his parents until he was 25 years old, when he left their sheltering roof to work in a year in a creamery and then entered unpon his present work. He has a farm of 81 acres and is in very good prosperous circumstances.
    • Gospel Herald - Volume XIII, Number 52 - March 24, 1921 - page 1030, 1031

      Eby. - Bro. Amos F. Eby died Feb. 26, 1921, after a short illness of pneumonia; aged 56 y. 4 m. 22 d, leaving a widow, 1 daughter (Rhoda R.), 2 sons (Henry and Charles), and a saddened congregation to mourn their loss, as well as a host of Christian workers wherever he was known. The Mt. Joy-Kraybill congregation has suffered, the greatest loss of recent years for rarely is found so much in the Church combined with so much activity. He with Bro. Elmer Strickler was superintending the Sunday school for many years and invariably was at his post, full of vigor and zeal for the Master's cause, as well as in the church service. He was the heart and soul of the [---] Joy Y. P. M., and his sudden taking away l[-----] a gap that none of us can fill - but God only. Our brother was especially blessed with the gift of song and was ever ready to raise his voice to praise to the Master. He was often called to lead in public gatherings. He was a member of the E. M. B. of M. C. and was greatly interested in all mission work. He not only very cheerfully gave his time but was of the first to open his hand liberally. If our brother had one trait above others, it was to cultivate a disposition to be ready to work with others. While he had strong convictions, he was always ready to sacrifice self because of Jesus' great love. When it came to extending the hand of friendship, he knew no left-handed reservedness but was always ready to share with both hands. We cannot help but think of these things and they cause us to mourn his departure - yet why should we mourn our loss and not think of his gain "which is far better?" When we think of that we lift our eyes to heaven and raise our voices in thankfulness and praise for the testimony of his life. His sudden taking away is a loud call for all of us to go forward. Pray for us, for the home, for the congregation, and for the church work everywhere.
      A. B. Lutz.

      Transcriber's Note: Parts of one sentence are missing from the original.

      Transcribed by Kathy Sparr Mott, Indiana.

    • AMOS F. EBY, son of Henry N. Eby, a general farmer of East Donegal, and a member of the Paragon Fruit and Nut Co., of Lancaster county, is a man of much push and energy; he was born on the farm of his parents, Oct. 4, 1864. Henry N. and Mary (Franck) Eby, his parents, whose lives are noted above, are living on the old Eby homestead in West Hempfield township.
      Mr. Eby was married Oct. 17, 1889, in Rapho township, to Anna Reist, and to this union were born Rhoda R. and Henry R. Mrs. Anna (Reist) Eby is a daughter of Henry B. and Catherine (Garber) Reist. Amos F. Eby remained with his parents until he was twenty-five years old, when he left their sheltering roof to work a year in a creamery, and then entered upon his present work. He has a farm of eighty-one acres, and is in very prosperous circumstances. Since 1897, he has been a school director. Since 1896 Mr. Eby has been associated with the Fruit and Nut Company, and is a prominent and thrifty young man. He belongs to the Mennonite Church.
      Mrs. Catherine (Garber) Reist, the mother of Mrs. Amos F. Eby, was born in West Donegal township, May 19, 1833, and was a daughter of John and Catherine (Sechrist) Garber, who were born in Manor and West Hempfield townships, respectively. The father, who was a farmer all his life, died in 1842, and the widowed mother, who survived many years, died in 1879, in her eighty-sixth year, and was buried in West Donegal township. They were members of the Mennonite Church, and became the parents of the following family: Michael; Mary, who married Christ Snyder; Anna, who married John Longnecker, of West Donegal township; Barbara, who died young; John; Christian; Catherine. Her paternal grand-parents were Andrew and Maria (Nolt) Garber, of Lancaster county, and her maternal grandparents were of the Sechrist family, am important one in the same county.
      Henry B. Reist, the father of Mrs. Anna Eby, of East Donegal township, who is noted above as marrying Amos F. Eby, was a valuable and useful citizen of Lancaster county in his lifetime. His great-grandparents, Peter and Anna (Boyer) Reist, came from Switzerland, and settled in Pennsylvania, where their descendants have all occupied an honorable and useful station in life.
      Henry B. Reist was born in Rapho township, Lancaster county, where he was long and successfully engaged not only in farming but in commercial and financial pursuits. For twelve years prior to his decease, he was president of the First National Bank, of Mt. Joy, and was highly esteemed in the community in which he lived. He and his wife had children: Ely G., who is now a farmer in Rapho township, Lancaster county; John G., a farmer, and manager of a creamery in Mt. Joy; Mary, the wife of S. S. Kraybill, a farmer of East Donegal township; Henry, an electrician at Schenectady, N. Y.; Emma, the wife of H. N. Hostetter, a farmer in East Donegal township; Anna, the wife of Amos F. Eby, a farmer in East Donegal. Henry B. Reist died in 1879, at the age of forty-seven years, and was buried in East Donegal township. Both he and his wife were members of the Mennonite Church. Mrs. Reist is still living, and makes her home with her daughter Mrs. Eby. Mr. Reist served as school director in Mt. Joy township, for some years.
      John G. Reist, who was born in Mt. Joy township in 1857, resides in Mt. Joy, and devotes his attention to the large creamery business of Reist, Nissley & Co., of which he is the junior partner. The creamery was built in 1887, and its patronage is steadily increasing under its very able management. In 1889 Mr. Reist was married to Miss Catherine Hostetter, of Manor township, and a daughter of Ezra Hostetter; to this union were born three children: Florence, Esther and John.


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