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Ephraim B. Erb[1, 2]
Male 1829 - 1911


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  • Birth  16 Jul 1829  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1852  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Clerk 
    Occupation  1852  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Clerk 
    Occupation  1853  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    merchant 
    Occupation  1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Merchant 
    Religion  1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Elected Office  1867  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Warden for the County of Waterloo 
    Occupation  1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Commission Merchant 
    Religion  1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation  1881  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Merchant 
    Eby ID Number  00032-2813 
    Died  18 Jan 1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cause: arterial sclerosis (senile), heart failure (sudden death) 
    Buried  Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID  I4994  Generations
    Last Modified  14 Mar 2017 

    Father  John S. Erb,   b. 4 Sep 1795, , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1873 
    Mother  Maria Bricker,   b. 1 Sep 1797, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1876 
    Family ID  F2328  Group Sheet

    Family  Elizabeth Jane Dobbin,   b. 13 Aug 1834, Garafraxa Township, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1920, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Mar 1854  Fergus, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    Children 
     1. Mary Jane Erb,   b. 1858, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Minnie Erb,   b. 1859, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F1570  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Ephraim B. Erb, "was married to Jane Dobbin. Mr. Erb was engaged in the mercantile and milling business in Breslau, Ontario, for a number of years. Thence he moved to Preston where he was engaged in the dry goods and grocery business until he moved to St. John, New Brunswick, thence to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he is engaged in the commission business. Their family consists of one daughter named Minnie."1a

      1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

  • 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..., 624-625.

    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..., 312.

    3. [S270] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1852, Pg 7.

    4. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Ephraim Erb Death Date: 18 Jan 1911 Death Location: Waterloo Born: abt 1830 Birth Location: Preston

    5. [S270] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1852, Pg 20.

    6. [S297] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1881, Page 36.

    7. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 48.

    8. [S1943] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1861, Div. 12 Page 87.

    9. [S42] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Vol 9 Part 2 1852 - 1857.
      Ephraim ERB, Merchant, of Preston, to Elizabeth Jane DEBBIN, of Garafraxa. 23 Mar. 1854. Wit. John SMITH and Thomas McKEE by Rev'd G. Smellie, Minister Melville Church, Fergus

    10. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      Ephraim B. ERB/ 1829 - 1911/ E. Jane DOBBIN/ his wife/ 1834 - 1920/ ERB.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 16 Jul 1829 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Clerk - 1852 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Clerk - 1852 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - merchant - 1853 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Mar 1854 - Fergus, Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Warden for the County of Waterloo - 1867 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Commission Merchant - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1881 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: arterial sclerosis (senile), heart failure (sudden death) - 18 Jan 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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