Jonas F Eby

Male 1853 - 1911  (57 years)


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  • Name Jonas F Eby 
    Born 1 May 1853  Penn, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1911  Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Greenwood Cemetery Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I621144881  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2013 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Charlotte Becker,   b. 5 Aug 1826, Penn, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1855, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Family ID F509998239  Group Sheet

    Family Elmira Landis Kreidler,   b. 1850, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1929, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 1875  Penn, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Franklin Eby,   b. 27 Jan 1878, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1921, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     2. Lillie May Eby,   b. 14 Apr 1885, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1963, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2008 
    Family ID F8034009798  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 May 1853 - Penn, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1875 - Penn, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1911 - Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Greenwood Cemetery Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 1860 Census Manheim, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
      1870 Census Manheim, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
    • JONAS F. EBY. Lancaster has its full quota of vigorous, enterprising, thoroughgoing business men. Whose popularity is based both upon their social qualities and on their well known integrity and business activity.
      None among these is better liked by those who have dealings with them, than the gentleman whose name heads this sketch, and who is carrying on a tine trade as wholesale commission and grain merchant in Lancaster in company with Mr. Eshelman.

      Our subject was born in Penn Township, this county, May 1, 1858, (I think it was 1853 as he was 7 years old in the 1860 census) and is the son of ,lohn N. Eby, also a native of Lancaster County, as was airl his father, who bore the name of Jonas. The father of our subject was a farmer by occupation, and also dealt extensively in horses,
      having many fine animals on his estate. He is still living, although retired from active work, making his home at No. 20 East Walnut Street, this city. He served for many years as Justice of the Peace, and was ever ready to aid in benevolent work.
      Mrs. Charlotte (Becker) Eby, the mother of our subject, was also born in Penn Township, and reared a family of two children, of whom Jonas F. was the elder. His sister, Charlotte, is now the wife of 1). II. Engle, of Mt. Joy. The original of this sketch enjoyed the privileges
      of obtaining a good education, and remained at home until two years after attaining his majority. He was then married, and located on the farm where his birth occurred in Penn Township. This he afterward sold, and purchased one hundred and thirty acres in Fulton Township,this county, which he later traded, and located in this city. Two
      years later Mr. Eby engaged in buying and selling grain, and buying out B. B..11ostter, has ever since continued shipping grain on the Pennsylvania Road. In 1892 he added feed, hay and straw to his grain business, having his establishment located at No. 214 North Queen Street. In October, 1893, he took in as partner a Mr. Eshelman, and
      the firm is now known as Eby & Eshelman. The marriage of our subject occurred in 1875, at which time Miss Myra
      L. Weidler became his wife. She was the daughter of George Weidler, and by her union with Mr. Eby has become the mother of two children, B. Frank, who was graduated from the high school in 1892, and now a student at Yale College, and Lillie May. The family occupies a beautiful residence at No. 432 North Lime Street, and move in the best
      circles of society in the city. Mr. Eby is a strong Republican in politics, and belongs to the Philadelphia Commercial Exchange. He is a man of strong convictions, and as an earnest and public-spirited citizen commands the regard of all his friends and neighbors.


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