Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
David B. Eby

David B. Eby[1, 2, 3]

Male 1827 - 1897  (69 years)

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  • Name David B. Eby 
    Born 26 Aug 1827  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1851  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1887  78 Erb St. E., Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00031-2385 
    Died 19 Mar 1897  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Cause: spinal sclerosis (4 years) 
    Buried 21 Mar 1897 
    Person ID I20859  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Father David Eby,   b. 23 Feb 1785, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1860, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother 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  [2, 12
    Family ID F2984  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lydia Bauman,   b. 10 Sep 1831, Near Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1882, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 21 Jan 1851  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 11, 13
    Children 
     1. Amanda Eby,   b. 31 Oct 1851, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1911  (Age < 59 years)
     2. Joel Eby,   b. 25 Feb 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Cyrus Eby,   b. 18 Jan 1856, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1906, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     4. Angeline Eby,   b. 6 Oct 1858, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Amsey Eby,   b. 1 Dec 1861, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1866  (Age 4 years)
     6. David B. Eby,   b. 1 Jun 1864, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1864, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Lydia Ann Eby,   b. 18 Apr 1866, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1918  (Age 52 years)
     8. Nelson Eby,   b. 14 Jan 1868, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1883  (Age 15 years)
     9. Mary Ann Eby,   b. 14 Apr 1870, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1941, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     10. Salina Eby,   b. 21 Oct 1872, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F2353  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Kaercher,   b. 11 Feb 1853, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1930, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 25 Mar 1884  [1, 10
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F5154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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  • Notes 
    • David B. Eby, "was born August 26th, 1827. On January 21st, 1851, he was married to Lydia Bowman who was born September 10th, 1831, and died August 14th, 1882. Shortly after his marriage he moved on his father's old homestead, several miles west of the town of Waterloo where she died. After the decease of his first wife he was married, March 25th, 1884, to Mary Kercher, widow of the late Hiram Hewitt. She was born February 11th, 1853. In April 1891, they left the farm and moved to the town of Waterloo where they are still residing. To Mr. Eby and his first wife were born ten 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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      EBY - On the 19th of March, 1897, in the town of Waterloo, Ont. , Bro. David Eby, aged 70 years, 4 months, 13 days. Bro. Eby had been failing for a number of years, and had not expected to cross the threshold of 1897, but he was fully resigned to God's will. Buried on the 21st at the E. Eby M. H. Funeral services by Solomon Gehamn. A widow and family of three children mourn his departure.

      Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXIV, No. 8, April 15, 1897 - Page 124, 125

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      THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE

      An interesting meeting took place the Saturday before last in the old log cabin in Waterloo Park.

      This house was, of course, the first schoolhouse in this area and stood originally on the school-house square at the corner of King and Church Streets in Waterloo. It was built in 1820 and served its purpose until 1842, when it was torn down and a 1-storey stone house was constructed on the site. The dismantled log house was erected again in Greenbush and served as a residence for a long time for the coloured man, Mr. Carroll and his family. In the course of this year, the Waterloo Park Commissioners purchased the house, moved it to their park and furnished it again as it was when it was a school-house.

      At this gathering, in addition to many other ladies and gentlemen, the following (male and female) former pupils attended, took their places on the benches, and were called to order by the 82-year-old teacher, Benjamin Burkholder, who held the scepter, or rather, the switch, from 1831 to 1842 in the old log-house: Joel Guth, 80 years old; Abraham Scherk, Blair, 79; Jakob Bricker, Waterloo, 77; Sarah Burkholder, nee Erb, Bridgeport, 75; Amos Weber, Berlin, 73; John C, Bricker, Hawksville, 71; Maria Erb, nee Quickfall, Norwich 69; David B. Eby, Waterloo, 69; Wendel Baumann, Woolwich, 68; Henry Stauffer, Erbsville, 67; Simon Beatty, Elmira, 67; Jakob Ratz, New Hamburg, 67; Israel Baumann, Berlin, 65; George Elbert, Moorefield, 63; George H. Baumann, Elmira, 63; John Devitt, Waterloo, 62; Richard Quickfall, Bridgeport, 62; Isaak Hoffmann, Waterloo, 61; Robert Barkwell, Peel, 60; Diana McMahon, nee Dekay, Berlin, 60; Thomas Quickfall, Floradale, 60; Benjamin Devitt, Waterloo, 60; Isaak Devitt, Floradale, 58; John Longmann, Peel, 57. In addition, to these, the teacher read the names of 25 pupils from the roll; they were, however, absent.

      Mr. Burkholder gave an interesting talk about the history of the old school-house, and after him, Rev. J.A. MacLachlan, Rev. J. McNair, Mr. J.E. Baumann, M.P., and Mr. Jakob Ratz spoke about the old days which brought many things out of the past to mind again. School was, as a rule, only in session in winter and the costs were borne by the parents of the children. There were few subjects taught, namely: Reading, Writing and Sums. The children heard little about language, and geography; no child had more than 2 or 3 books. The predominant language was German. The pupils learned to read and write English, but didn't understand a word of it. Among the teachers in the old school-house from 1820-1842, with the exception of Mr. Burkholder, were the following whose names are still recognized: Jephtha DeKay, Joseph Guth, John Herringer, Peter Otto, John Dobbin, Elias Eby, Robert Barber, & Joseph Eby.

      After those present, on hearing the various speeches felt themselves transported back to the past, the school was closed at four o'clock and the pupils were gathered together in front of the school and photographed as a group. On their return into the school, they found it had been transformed into a dining room with heavily-laden tables, which the old-timers thoroughly enjoyed. After everyone had chatted cordially for a while longer, the gathering broke up. The company will not meet again in complete numbers, nor in such a way.

      Berliner Journal September 26, 1895 Page 4 Column 4

  • 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..., 542.

    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..., 195.

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

    5. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, Obituary of David B. Eby - April 15, 1897.

    6. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.

    7. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 2 Page 39.

    8. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div 4 Page 20.

    9. [S2222] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Township (North) - 1871, Div. 4, Pg. 31.

    10. [S1573] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1891, Section 3 Page 58.

    11. [S244] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Deutsche Canadier (1841-1865) - Index to Births, Deaths and Marriages Announced in the Deutsche Canadier, Berlin, Canada West. originally indexed by Simone Nieuwolt and Sylvie Kuppek..organised by Rosemary Ambrose, 21 Jan 1851 Pg 4.
      BAUMANN, Lydia married 21 Jan 1851 To David EBY. Both of Waterloo. minister F. W. Bindemann

    12. [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.

    13. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      David Eby, 25, yeoman of Waterloo married 21 Jan 1851 in Greenbush by banns to Lidia Baumann, 18, of Waterloo, wit. William Dekay - carpenter - Waterloo & C. Bindemann - Waterloo

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Aug 1827 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1851 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Jan 1851 - Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1887 - 78 Erb St. E., Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: spinal sclerosis (4 years) - 19 Mar 1897 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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