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Jacob B. Eby[1, 2]

Male 1851 - 1918  (66 years)


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  • Name Jacob B. Eby 
    Religion 1851  Wilmot Township, Waterloo County Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Born 16 Oct 1851  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Other Methodist 
    Residence 1893  , Elkhart Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Eby ID Number 00031-2377 
    Died 14 Sep 1918  [4
    Cause: suicide 
    Buried Olive Cemetery, Olive Township, Elkhart Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I20776  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Jacob Eby,   b. 18 Oct 1815, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1896, , Elkhart Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Maria "Mary" "Polly" Bingeman,   b. 9 Dec 1820, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1915, Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1840  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Family ID F4246  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Wenger,   b. 1856,   d. 28 Feb 1896, , Elkhart Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1872  , Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Children 
     1. Walter Eby,   b. 1880, , St. Joseph Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1955  (Age 75 years)
     2. Jacob Eby,   b. Abt 1884, , St. Joseph Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Ralph Eby,   b. 29 Aug 1889, , St. Joseph Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1975, Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F5139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Oct 1851 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Other Methodist - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Sep 1872 - , Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1893 - , Elkhart Co., Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Olive Cemetery, Olive Township, Elkhart Co., Indiana Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Jacob B. Eby, "was born October 16th, 1851. He is married to Elizabeth Wenger."


      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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      Eby.-Jacob W. Eby was born Oct. 16, 1851, in Canada. In his early youth he came to St. Joseph Co., Ind., with his parents who settled on the farm which has since then been his home. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Wenger Sept. 16, 1872. She preceded him in death Feb. 21, 1896. To this union were born three daughters and five sons. He is survived by two daughters,(Mrs. John Eby and Mrs. Sam Hunsberger), and 5 sons (Walter, Jacob, Mervyn, Ralph, and Ira). All of them are living within a few miles of the old home place. He also had two brothers living. He had many other relatives besides a host of friends. In the winter of 1910 he confessed Christ and united with the Mennonite Church and the Olive congregation. During the last year or more he was afflicted in such a way that at times he was robbed of his mental powers. Sometimes his affliction was much worse than at others and during one of these periods he took his own life, Sept. 14, 1918; age 66 y. 10 m. 28 d. Funeral at the Olive Church, Sept. 16, conducted by C. A. Shank and D. A. Yoder.


      Gospel Herald - Volume XI, Number 32 - November 7, 1918 - pages 589 and 590

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      Jacob B. Eby, Osceola, Ind. Our subject is one of the solid and prosperous farmers of Penn township a good citizen and a descendant of good old Pennsylvania Dutch stock (see sketch of Jacob Eby). He was born on his father's farm, near Waterloo, Canada, October 12, 1851, was brought up on the farm and came with his father to St. Joseph county in 1861, on the 4th of March, being then ten years of age. He attended the common schools of the district and married, September 16, 1872. Elizabeth Wenger, born July 5, 1857, daughter of Henry and Margaret (Wanner) Wenger. Henry Wenger was born in Lancaster county, Penn., was a Mennonite in religion and the father of twelve children, as follows: Samuel, Maria (who died young), Ann, Elizabeth, Susannah, Daniel, Henry, Abraham, David, Mattie, Mary and Margaret. Mr. Wenger settled in Ohio at an early day, in Stark county, none of his children, except Samuel, having been born in Pennsylvania. Later he removed to Franklin county and then to Seneca county, but about 1866 he removed to Elkhart county, Ind., and settled in Olive township on a good farm of eighty acres. He was an upright, industrious man, respected by all. He was a devoted Christian and an honored citizen. In his political faith he was a Republican. His son Samuel married Lydia Topper, is a thresher, lives in Penn township and has six children; Ann married Cyrus Eby, a farmer of Penn township, and has seven children; Elizabeth married Jacob B. Eby, a farmer of Penn township, and has eight children (Cyrus and Jacob B. Eby being brothers); Susan married Joseph Hann, a farmer of Madison township, and has five children; Daniel married Annie Holderman, is a farmer of Olive township in Elkhart county, and has three children; Henry married Elizabeth Schrock, is a farmer of Olive township and has one child: Abraham married Alice Holderman, sister to Daniel's wife, and he is a farmer of Elkhart county and has two children; David married Eva S. Loncks, is a farmer of Olive township and has one child; Mattie, yet single; Mary married Jacob H. Loncks, brother to David's wife, who is a farmer of Olive township and has two children; and Margaret married Martin Bloucker, a farmer of Olive township, and has one child. After marriage Jacob B. Eby settled on the old Eby homestead, where his father settled after he removed from Canada. Eight children of Mr. and Mrs. Eby are as follows: Mary, born December 2,1873; Margaret, born March 29, 1876; Annas, bom November 22, 1877; Walter, born June 26, 1880; Jacob W., born December 28, 1882; Mervin, born March 9, 1886; Ralph, bom August 29, 1889, and Ira Eby, born October 13, 1892. Mr. Eby is a practical farmer, who, by industry and perseverance has acquired 120 acres of land, with excellent improvements. In 1890 he built a substantial and tasteful two-story brick residence finished in hardwood, everything handy and in good style. Mr. Eby is a self-made man and has made his own way, and his accumulations are the result of honest endeavor and hard labor. Politically he is a Republican, is a man of intelligence, takes the newspapers and keeps up to the times, being well informed on the leading subjects of the day. His daughter Mary married, December 6, 1890, John W. Eby, a farmer of Madison township, and they have one son, Walter J. Eby, who was born April 28, 1891. All of the children of our subject received good educations in the district schools and Margaret attended the normal school at Valparaiso, Ind. Mr. Eby had an experience while hunting with his brothers, Seth and Cyrus, and Ensign Hummel. "They came across a doe, five miles south and one mile west of his present home. Jacob and his brother Seth raised their rifles simultaneonsly and both balls struck him and the doe fell dead. This was the last deer killed in this vicinity.3a

      3a"Pictorial and Biographical Memoirs of Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties, Indiana Together with Biographies of Many Prominent Men of Northern Indiana and the Whole State, Both Living and Dead", Goodspeed Brothers Publishers, Chicago, 1893, John Morris Co. Printers and Binders


  • 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..., 540.

    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..., 272.

    3. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Sect. 5 Page 187.

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, November 7, 1918 - Obituary of Jacob Eby.

    5. [S2639] aaaWilmot Township 1861, Sect. 15 Page 97.

    6. [S1131] Book - Pictorial and Biographical Memoirs of Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties, Indiana, Biography of Amos Bechtel.

    7. [S17] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Der Morgenstern (1839-1841), Marriage notice of Jacob Eby and Polly Bingeman - 9 Apr 1840.
      Jacob Eby and Polly Bingeman, both of Waterloo, were married by Rev. Bindeman 7 Apr 1840

    8. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 11 Apr 1840:1.
      recently Rev Bindeman m. Jacob Eby, son of David Eby, to Mary Bingeman, daughter of Johann Bingeman, all of Waterloo Tp.

    9. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, December 2, 1915 - Obituary of Mary Bingaman.