Abt 1871 - 1898 (~ 27 years)
||Anna Eby |
||Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
||19 Sep 1898
||San Francisco, San Francisco County, California
||Lone Tree Cemetery Hayward, Alameda County, California
||Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
||24 Aug 2008 |
||Henry S Eby, b. 10 Sep 1832, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania , d. 10 Feb 1873, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Age 40 years) |
||Barbara Herr, b. 09 Dec 1836, Bird-in-Hand, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania , d. 12 Mar 1871, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Age 34 years) |
||Alfred Kennedy, b. Abt 1870, Arkansas , d. 1941, Modesto, Stanislaus County, California (Age ~ 71 years) |
| ||1. Claudius Kennedy, b. 1890, California , d. 1894, Arkansas (Age 4 years)|
| ||2. Cephas Kennedy, b. 1892, California |
| ||3. Charles Kennedy, b. 1892|
| ||4. Unnamed Kennedy, b. 1892, California , d. 1892, California (Age 0 years)|
| ||5. Reuel Kennedy, b. Abt 1894, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California |
| ||6. Grace Kennedy, b. Abt 1896, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California |
||24 Aug 2008 |
- From the book "The Silent Eby's" written by Winifred Paul:
"What happened to the two orphan Eby's, Abram and Anna? Abram always listed his birthdate as November 22 1863. Byt the time the 1880 census he would have been 17. That census for Salisbury Township shows the above information.."
"This appears to be our Abram Eby because the age is right, and Abram (Abraham) was not a popular name with the Eby's. There are a few Abrams in the Eby books and no other as the great grandson of Peter Eby. Jonas Eby was appointed as guardian of Orphans Henry and Abram in 1873. Neither of them are listed in the Jonas Eby 1880 census of Paradise Twp. The author talked to Jonas' granddaughter who said she had never heard of the orphans. Letters written by Abram in later years would indicate he had schooling."
"Joseph Eby was the designated quardian of Anna. The 1870 census lists his family in Leacock Twp. The 1880 census lists them in Salisbury Twp. The family moved to the mill property, but Anna was not with them. She would have been about 15 at this time. The census reads:
Eby, Joseph 44 Miller
Eby, Susanna 38 Keeping house
Eby, Martin 16 Home
Eby, Samuel 10 Attending School
, Annie 9 Niece on mothers side
Years later Abram told his granddaughter Winifred that he and his sister were told by the Ebys where they should live and he said "No, we're not living with them and I took my little sister by the hand and we went____." We have no official record of where they went.
The orphan children were also Herrs. Their mother, Barbara, was the oldest daughter of the large Henry and Anna Herr family. Henry died in 1868 before Barbara's death. Anna, her mother, died at the age of 69 in 1886 and had at least two unmarried daughters that might have lived with her. Another daughter, Susanna, married Elias Sauder and lived in Cains in Salisbury Twp. The Sauders are buried at Hays Mennonite Meetinghouse Cemetery. They had no chldren. Abram's daughter, Alta, said she knows the children lived at Aunt Susie Sauders sometimes. She described Susie as "the aunt that was so good to my father." Anna's daughter, Grace, remembered hearing that Anna lived with some aunt, but did not know the name. The childhood of the orphans is lost in silence.