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Edward Eby[1, 2]
Male 1853 - 1859


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  • Birth  9 Sep 1853  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Misfortune  23 Jul 1859  Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    killed at a soiree 
    • Body was stolen by Dr. Frederick Christ to be used as a medical display.

      A few days after the burial of Eby's child, Dr. Christ came into Schnarr's Tavern in Waterloo Village, and made the remark that the bodies of William Rebscher, John Nahrgang, and Zoeger were not in their graves. Afterwards, Dr. Christ offered to bet with witness that Abram Eby's child was not in his grave. Christ said that he would not go and bring the bodies himself, but that he could get plenty at an outlay of ten dollars.
    Eby ID Number  00031-2468 
    Died  23 Jul 1859  Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Cause: accident 
    Buried  First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I21207  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Apr 2018 

    Father  Abraham Eby,   b. 21 Nov 1823, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1885, Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Lucy Hembling,   b. 9 Aug 1822, , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1912, Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  30 Apr 1843  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F5052  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Edward Eby, "was born September 9th, 1853, and was accidentally killed at a Sabbath school celebration on Saturday afternoon, July 23rd, 1859."1a

      1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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      A distressing investigation was held before the Magistrates of Berlin, on Wednesday, involving the character of one of the medical gentlemen of that town, another residing in Elmira, and a gentleman closely connected with the first-charged offender. It seems that for some time suspicious hints and cirumstances, and smells, had indicated that the resurrection trade was being revived in Berlin, and that the remains of certain bodies had been conveyed to the premises of a medical gentleman, and, after dissection, the flesh had been consumed by boiling. The circumstances were so pointed that the magistrates deemed them sufficient to issue warrants for the arrest of the parties accused, and search warrants were also put into the hands of the officers to examine the Doctor's premises, and there accordingly they found the mutilated re-mains of several human bodies. Among these were the remains of a fine young lad named Eby, the son of Mr. Abraham Eby, of Bridgeport. The youth had been accidently killed at a soiree at Bridgeport a week or two ago, and his body interred, amid the heartfelt sorrow of a multitude of friends. A portion of his body was found on the premises of the accused, and they were sworn to by the afflicted father from certain marks. Portions of two other bodies were found, which the accused stated were those of certain persons; the tale was found to be false. The bodies appear all to have been taken from a graveyard in Berlin.

      Huntingdon Herald

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 566.

    2. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 785.

    3. [S466] Bible - Eby, Abraham.

    4. [S14] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Chronicle (1856-1860), 20 Sep 1859 - Queen vs. Dr. Christ.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 9 Sep 1853 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - killed at a soiree - 23 Jul 1859 - Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: accident - 23 Jul 1859 - Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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