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

Theodorus Eby[1]

Male 1663 - 1737  (74 years)


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  • Name Theodorus Eby 
    Born 25 Apr 1663  Canton, Zurich, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number 00031-2357 
    Died Sep 1737  Mill Creek, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I20847  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father Jacob Eby,   b. Abt 1640, Canton, Zurich, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F5151  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Peter Eby,   b. Abt 1696, Of, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Christian Eby,   b. 12 Feb 1698, , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 15 Sep 1756, Elizabeth Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F5152  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • Theodorus Eby, "our ancestor, was the son of Jacob Eby (From Rev. Benjamin Eby's records) who was ordained bishop of the Mennonites in Switzerland in 1683. He was born in Canton, Zurich, Switzerland, April 25th, 1663. He being a strict Mennonite in faith, left Switzerland about the year 1704 on account of the religious persecutions. From 1704 till 1715 he resided in the Palatinate, Germany. Finding persecutions equally severe as in the country previously left, he in company with his family and other co-religionists, left for Philadelphia in spring of 1715. Some time in August of the same year he settled on what is now called Mill Creek, at a place now known as Roland's Mill, situated south of New Holland and near the line of Earl and Leacock Townships, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (From S. P. Eby's notes). Here he resided until his death and enjoyed the privileges and freedom of religion for which he had to suffer persecutions and trials in Europe. He died in September, 1737. His end was peace. The old progenitor had a family of six children, five sons and a daughter. Their names were...The sons were skilled in the various mechanical arts so that with their assistance the old ancestor built a mill and erected such other buildings as were required, without employing persons outside of his family save for the burning of charcoal to supply the smith forge which process they themselves did not sufficiently understand."


      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.].

  • 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..., 535.

    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..., 536.