Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

David Eby[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1785 - 1860  (75 years)


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  • Name David Eby 
    Born 23 Feb 1785  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 032, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Historical Event 29 Aug 1839  Evangelical Association Church, Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    church founding 
    • A mission was begun by Rev. Christian Holl shortly after his arrival in Berlin on May 9, 1839, and a class (or congregation) was organized several months later on August 29, 1839 by Bishop John Seybert of the Evangelical Association during a camp meeting held at David Erb's farm near Lexington. John Hoffman was the Berlin class leader; his brother, Jacob , was class leader for the Waterloo-Lexington congregation.1a

      1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011]
    Historic Building 1842  15 Fischer-Hallman Rd. N., Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Two story log house covered with clapboard was built in 1842. The logs were dressed down to 7" and by 1851 was covered in clapboard The date 1842 was carved into one of the second story logs. The house was on land in 1981 to be redeveloped and has probably been demolished.
    Residence Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1 Apr 1860  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 8, 10, 11
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00031-2360 
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Person ID I20840  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2020 

    Father John Eby,   b. Abt 1730, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary Gerber,   b. Abt 1730, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F5149  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Bechtel,   b. 5 Mar 1787, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1844  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 8 May 1810  [1, 6
    Children 
     1. Joseph Bechtel Eby,   b. 25 Mar 1811, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1871, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     2. Mary Eby,   b. 12 Oct 1812, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1884, Near Hawksville, Wellesley Twp., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Magdalena Eby,   b. 12 Dec 1813, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1886, Near New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. 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)
     5. Annie Eby,   b. 18 Feb 1818, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1848, Near New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     6. Elizabeth Eby,   b. 26 Jan 1820, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1889, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     7. Veronica "Frances" Eby,   b. 26 Sep 1821, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1878, Near New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     8. Susannah Eby,   b. 15 Nov 1823, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1906  (Age 82 years)
     9. David B. Eby,   b. 26 Aug 1827, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1897, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     10. Elias B. Eby,   b. 19 Sep 1829, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1906, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     11. Enoch Eby,   b. 24 Aug 1834, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1884, Near Port Elgin, Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F2984  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • David Eby, "was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, February 23rd, 1785. The house in which he and the Rev. Benjamin Eby made arrangements in regard to the moving to Canada is still standing and occupied by a son of Henry E. Brubacher. On June 21st, 1807, David Eby, in company with Benjamin Eby and wife, Joseph Schneider and wife, Peter Erb and wife, Daniel Eby, Samuel Eby, Daniel Erb, and others arrived at George Eby's who resided on the farm now owned and occupied by Jacob B. Shantz, one-half mile south-east of Berlin. He made his home for a few months with Peter Erb for whom he cleared ten acres of forest. Peter Erb had settled on the west side of the Grand River, one mile north of Bridgeport. David Eby was always happy and merry, even while at his work clearing away the large trees of the dense forest he was either singing or whistling most of the time. On May 8th, 1810, he married Elizabeth Bechtel who was born March 5th, 1787, and died January 15th, 1844. They resided on lot No. 32, German Company's Tract, where he died April 1st, 1860. They raised a family of eleven children"


      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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      Erb Street (David Eby) Mennonite Church

      Early services which began around 1837 were held in private homes. Land at the corner of Erb Street and Hallman Road, where the present-day cemetery is located, was donated by David Eby Sr. on July 14, 1851; a red brick church known as David Eby's Church was built in the same year. The first minister in the new church was Jacob M. Oberholtzer who served from 1852 to 1874. He was followed by Elias Schneider (1874-1889), Jonas Snider (1892-1900), Newton Weber (1921-1923), and Noah Hunsberger (1923-1929).

      Due to a difference of opinion in the David Eby congregation, Sunday School classes were held at first in a private home, that of Levi Groff, beginning in 1887. The dissension which resulted culminated in a division in the church in 1889; the minister, Elias Schneider, and the deacon, Menno S. Shantz, left the church and joined with the Old Order Mennonites of Woolwich Township. The following year, 1890, saw the commencement of "Edification Meetings", which were held in the homes of members of the David Eby congregation. These meetings later became the Young People's Bible Meetings.

      By the beginning of the twentieth century, it was recognized that the church building was either in need of repair or in need of complete replacement. Consideration was given to building a new church on the same site or on a site on King Street North. A decision was made to accept from Samuel S. Snider the donation of a parcel of land which was also on Erb Street, but nearer town. Excavation of the foundation for the new church began in the Spring of 1902. A dedication service was held on August 17, 1902. A parsonage was built in 1929 on land donated by Herbert Snider, the son of Samuel Snider. The church building was renovated and enlarged in 1949-1950; a dedication service was held on April 9, 1950. Further renovations were made in 1974..


      Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900
      By Rosemary Ambrose

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      In 1852 David lived with his son David.

  • 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..., 537.

    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..., 758.

    3. [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..., 130.

    4. [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..., 474.

    5. [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..., 485.

    6. [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..., 195.

    7. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851.

    8. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div 4 Page 21.

    9. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 22.

    10. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 5 Apr 1860.
      2 Apr 1860 in Waterloo, about 75 yrs old.

    11. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), 11 Apr 1860.
      Eby, David died 2 Apr 1860 At Waterloo. Age 72. One of the oldest settlers of this County.

    12. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Feb 1785 - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistorical Event - church founding - 29 Aug 1839 - Evangelical Association Church, Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - 1842 - 15 Fischer-Hallman Rd. N., Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Apr 1860 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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