Samuel Eby

Male 1805 - 1847  (42 years)


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  • Name Samuel Eby 
    Nickname Potter Sam 
    Born 18 Aug 1805  Kitchener (Berlin) (Ebytown), Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Oct 1847  New Hamburg, Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I522340322  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2007 

    Father George S Eby,   b. 08 May 1776, Warwick, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1858, Kitchener (Berlin) (Ebytown), Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Barbara Wenger,   b. 1780, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1834, Kitchener (Berlin) (Ebytown), Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 01 Apr 1797  Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F509694418  Group Sheet

    Family Susannah Caplin or Capplen,   b. 08 Nov 1811, New Hamburg, Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1876, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 10 Mar 1830 
    Children 
     1. William K Eby,   b. 11 Jul 1831, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1910, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Elizabeth Eby,   b. 15 Jul 1833, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Aaron Eby,   b. 17 Jan 1836, Conestoga, Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1902, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     4. Leah Eby,   b. 11 Feb 1839, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1902, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     5. Menno Eby,   b. 14 Jun 1842, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1914, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     6. Cyrus Eby,   b. 02 Aug 1844, Kitchener (Berlin) (Ebytown), Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1906, Saugeen, Bruce, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     7. Amanda Eby,   b. 14 Apr 1846, Woolwich, Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1902, Morgan County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    Family ID F510241053  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Aug 1805 - Kitchener (Berlin) (Ebytown), Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Oct 1847 - New Hamburg, Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Dieter Eby Newman (279)
    • Family Data Collection - Individual Records
      about Samuel Eby
      Name: Samuel Eby
      Parents: George Eby , Barbara Wenger
      Birth Place: Waterloo Cty, Berlin, On
      Birth Date: 18 Aug 1805
      Death Date: 17 Oct 1847

    • Daniel Wenger Wrote:

      Became a potter by self training. His pottery is now auctioned at high prices. His pottery has a stamp of a stem and two cherries. The business was called "The Eby Pottery". Samuel died young and his son William and wife carried on the business. BS Died New Hamburg, Ontario
    • From mennoniteheritageportrait.com

      In 19th century, potteries operated in ten communities in Waterloo region: Hawkesville, St. Clements, New Hamburg, Berlin (Kitchener), Waterloo, Bridgeport, Conestogo, Kossuth and Preston. Most of the potters working at this time in Ontario were from a Pennsylvania-German heritage.

      Probably the best-known Mennonite potter of the region was William K. Eby. Eby, whose father Potter Sam taught the trade to him and his brother Cyrus, bought 10 acres of land with an existing pottery on it a half-mile south of Conestoga where he established the region's longest-running pottery business, Conestogo Pottery. The pottery was built of brick and was relatively small - only 30 x 22 feet. For several early years, Eby and his family lived in a small, warm apartment above the pottery. Like most other potters and Mennonite artisans, Eby also supported his family of nine children by farming. Occasionally, transient men would come to the pottery during the winter, knowing that they could find a warm place to sleep near the kiln which was fired day and night.

      A price list of Eby's pottery from the 1890's promised that "common earthenware" such as jugs, pitchers, pie plates, flower pots, chamber pots and milk pans would be "made of the Best Material." Eby's pie plates and tableware were often decorated with twin-stemmed cherries. Eby also made unique, smaller pieces of pottery for his family and friends; many of these are glazed with a distinctive green colour.


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