1843 - 1875 (32 years)
||Kezia Welty |
||Of, St. Joseph, Allen, Indiana 
||Kezia Eby |
|Eby ID Number
||Olive Cemetery, Wakarusa, Elkhart, Indiana, United States 
||18 Jun 2021 |
||Enoch Eby, b. 3 Dec 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada , d. 1921 (Age 79 years) |
||18 Jun 2021 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- Abraham Weldy, who came to Elkhart county, Ind., in 1851, like many of the representative citizens of the county, is a native Obioan, bom in Tuscarawas county, January 3, 1827. He is a son of John and Anna (Kitch) Weldy, and the grandson of Abraham and Elizabeth (Overholt) Weldy, both natives of the Keystone State, the grandfather born in Westmoreland and the' grandmother in Bucks county. Abraham Weldy and family moved to Ohio in 1812 and settled in Tuscarawas county, where he followed farming, the old homestead being now in the hands of one of the sons. He was the father of ten children, as follows: Martin, John, Abraham, Christian, Elizabeth, Esther, Anna, Sally, Jacob, and one died young. Of these onlv two are living at the present, Sally and Jacob. All died in Ohio but Abraham, John, Elizabeth, Christian and Anna who died in the Hoosier State. The father and mother of these children lived to be aged people, and the father was a bishop in the Mennonite Church, as well as a prominent farmer. His son, John Weldy, father of our subject, was a native of Westmoreland county, Penn. , born in 1798, and was twelve years of age when his parents moved to Ohio. They were among the first settlers of that State, entered land, and were prominently identified with the early history of Tuscarawas county. John was reared amid rude surroundings, and after his marriage to Miss Kitch, settled on a farm in Holmes county, Ohio, where he remained until 1851. At that date he came to Indiana, and made his home in this State until his death. May 7, 1871. He was a life-long member of the Mennonite Church and a good man. He became quite wealthy and was a prooressive and much-esteemed citizen. His wife wa.s born in Cumberland county, Penn., and the daughter of Martin Kitch, who was among the early settlers of Ohio. Mrs. Weldy died in 1874. She was the eldest of these children: Anna, Barbara, Susan, John, Martin, Jacob, Rebecca, Sarah. Elizabeth and Keziah. Her father was a farmer, but also followed the blacksmith's trade. He was ninety-three years of age at the time of his death. Mr. and Mrs. Weldy were the parents of the following children, seven of whom reached mature years: Abraham (subject); Elizabeth, the wife of John Barkey, of Madison township, St. Joseph county, has one child (Levi W., who is married and the father of a child, Elmer); Martin, died when eleven years of age; Rebecca also died at, the age of eleven years; Susan married Christian Shaum and resides near Wakarusa; Anna died when two years of age; Rachael also died when youn"; Esther, deceased, was the wife of John Shrock, of St. Joseph county; Keziah, deceased, was the wife of Enoch Eby;
Pictorial and Biographical Memoirs of Elkhart and S. Joseph Counties Indiana
- [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.
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