Christian Eby

Male 1799 - 1864  (64 years)


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  • Name Christian Eby 
    Born 16 Oct 1799  Derry, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Feb 1864  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Eby Oberholtzer Graveyard Cemetery Campbelltown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7552970262  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2014 

    Father Michael Eby,   b. 24 Jun 1764, Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1831, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Oberholtzer,   b. 26 Aug 1762, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Oct 1838, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 08 Apr 1790 
    Family ID F6917130122  Group Sheet

    Family Elizabeth Whistler,   b. 25 Oct 1802, South Hanover, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1891, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Children 
     1. John Eby,   b. 29 Oct 1829, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1912, Oakmont, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +2. Michael Eby,   b. 12 Jan 1831, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1921, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     3. Christian Eby,   b. 10 Feb 1832, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1852, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     4. Elizabeth Eby,   b. Abt 1836, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Catherine Eby,   b. Abt 1838, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Jonas Whisler Eby,   b. 20 Sep 1840, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1923, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     7. Amos Eby,   b. Abt 1846, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F6917130127  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Oct 1799 - Derry, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Feb 1864 - Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Eby Oberholtzer Graveyard Cemetery Campbelltown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Dieter Eby Newman 312
    • 1850 Census Derry, Dauphin, Pennsylvania as Christian EBY
      1860 Census Londonderry, Lebanon, Pennsylvania as Christian EBY
    • EBY, MICHAEL, retired farmer, of Derry township, was born in Derry township, Dauphin county, Pa., on the farm where he now resides, January 12, 1831. His grandfather, Michael Eby, was a native of Switzerland. He came to this country when a young man, located in Lancaster county, and subsequently removed to Derry township, where he reared his family. He cultivated and highly improved a farm of two hundred acres, and here also he died. He married Elizabeth Oberholler, born in Lancaster county, Pa.

      Christian Eby, son of the elder and father of the younger Michael Eby, was born in Lancaster county. He attended the subscription schools of the county. He removed with his parents to Dauphin county, and grew up there on his father?s farm. He made farming and stock raising his life occupation. He married Elizabeth Witzler, born in South Hanover township, Dauphin county. They had nine children: John, farmer; Michael; Christian, deceased; Elizabeth, wife of William Light, farmer, Hanover township; Catherine, wife of Henry Linawav, of Campbellstown; Amos, deceased; Jonas, justice of the peace at Campbellstown, and two children who died young. Mr. Eby died in Derry township in 1865. His wife also died in Derry township in 1892. His politics were Republican. He was a Mennonite. He was well known, had many warm friends, and was universally respected.

      Michael Eby had the ordinary advantages of the neighborhood schools. He remained upon the farm with his father, and made farming his business for life. He bought the homestead of two hundred and nine acres, and made improvements of great extent, costing $5,000. He built one of the finest and most convenient farm dwellings in the township. Stock raising was an important branch of his business. In 1888 he was able to retire from active business, and enjoy the fruits of his days of hard but successful work.

      He was married, in 1855, in Harrisburg, to Caroline Detweiler, born in South Annville, Lebanon county, March 17, 1834, one of the nine children of Michael and Barbara (Thomas) Detweiler. The children of Michael and Caroline Eby are: Charles P., born in 1857, married Mary Brandt, born in Lebanon county, and has two children, Nola and Clyde; Anson H., born in 1858, married Mary Bomberger; John, married Elizabeth Bowman, resides in Lebanon; Michael, in the creamery business in Londonderry township, Lebanon county, married Emma Bowman; and Franklin, died young.

      Mr. Eby is a Republican. He held the office of supervisor of roads for one year, and of tax collector for one year. He has been a traveler, and has visited many parts of the Western States. He is enterprising and industrious in business, and has been successful. He enjoys the confidence and respect of his neighbors.



      Historical Review of Dauphin County

      Transcribed by Donna Whipple Dwhip79307@aol.com for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project


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