Andreas Eby or Aebi or Ewy

Male 1695 - 1769  (74 years)


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  • Name Andreas Eby or Aebi or Ewy 
    Born 1695  Baiertal, Kraichgau, Baden-Württemberg, (Upper Palatinate) Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 06 Oct 1769  Warwick, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Eby Cemetery Lexington (Elizabethtown), Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7552970092  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 1 May 2007 

    Father Andreas Aebi,   b. Bef Dec 1668, Sumiswald, Trachselwald, Canton of Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1706, Kraichgau, (Upper Palatinate) Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Mother Unknown Unknown 
    Married 1690 
    Family ID F547070694  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Barbara Bachmann,   b. 1702, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1732, Warwick, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 1722 
    Children 
     1. Christian Eby,   b. 1723, Baiertal, Kraichgau, Baden-Württemberg, (Upper Palatinate) Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Aug 1802, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F6917130055  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elizabeth Nissley,   b. 1720, Probably Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1763, Warwick, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 1741 
    Children 
     1. Andreas Eby,   b. 1742, Warwick, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1798, York County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     2. Elizabeth Eby,   b. 1744, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     3. Maria Eby,   b. 1747, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     4. Eve Eby,   b. 1749, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     5. Barbara Eby,   b. 1751, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     6. Johannes Eby,   b. 1753, Warwick, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1798, Manheim, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F6917130056  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1695 - Baiertal, Kraichgau, Baden-Württemberg, (Upper Palatinate) Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 06 Oct 1769 - Warwick, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Eby Cemetery Lexington (Elizabethtown), Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Dieter Eby Newman 168 290

      Written by Dieter Eby Newman:

      "It is believed that Andreas Aebi-Ewy was the third son of Andreas Aebi and his wife, who's name is unknown. He was no doubt educated within the Mennonite community and probably apprenticed with other members of his family as a millwright. As previously stated, not all of the members of his family migrated to America and in the town of Baiertal, there was one such emclave of Aebis who remained. Arounf 1722 Andreas Aebi-Ewy married Barbara Bachmann and they appear to have at least one so child by the name of Christian Eby, before their migration to America.

      Sometime around 1727, Andreas Eby and his family made the journey up the Rhine to the city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. It is not known if they traveled alone or with others who were planning to travel to Pennsylvania. In the spring of 1728, he sailed from the Port of Rotterdam on the ship Morton House, which arrived in Philadelphia on 24 Aug 1728. it is believed that the family moved to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania immediately, since Andreas' family was already in residence there. Documentaion in Lancaster County, for Andreas Eby (Ewy) begins when he took up residence near the village of Manheim on the Chickeis Creek, where he worked as a farmer and miller. His tract of land, which emcompassed 226 acres, was patented to him on 28 Nov 1748.

      Itt is clear that many of the Aebi's who remained in Germany were converted to the Reformed Religion, and some of them also appear to have become active in the Church of the Brethren, who were Dunkers. This seems to be the case with Andreas Ewy, as he and his family are mentioned in "The Church of Brethren" history. They belonged to the White Oak Church, which was located about 3 miles from Manheim, Pennsylvania, and records from that congregation indicate that the wife of Andreas was baptized in 1749. It is also know that his son, Andreas Eby, became a Bishop in the Church of the Brethren. In fact, all of the members of Andreas Eby's family seem to have been members of the White Oak Congragation except his eldest son Christian Eby who wa living in York County, Pennsylvania.

      Andreas made his last will and testament on 23 Mar 1763 abd passed away sometime in Sep 1769. He ws most likely buried on his farm property in Manheim, Pennsylvania. The Letters of Affirmation are dated 06 Oct 1769.

      For reasons unknow, Christian Eby, Andreas' eldest child by his first marriage, was not mentioned in his Last Will and Testament. However, this may be because Christian Eby was already married and owned property in York County, Pennsylvania at he time. In an Indenture which was dated 24 Oct 1776 about seven years after Andreas Eby's death, all of his children are mentioned including many references to Christian Eby and his wife Catharine. The Christian Eby mentioned so many times in this document is the same Christian Eby that is mistakenly mentioned in the Ezra Eby book as a son of Jacob Eby, the son of Durss Aebi who died unmarried and without issue. Ezra has further erred as he lists the same Christian Eby as having three sons, when actually the first two, labeled by Ezra as Andrew Eby and John Eby, were actually his two brothers, Andrew Eby and John Eby,who also signed the previous document. The third child that Ezra attributed to Christian Eby was actually Christian Eby, his eldest son."


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