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

Elias B. Eby[1, 2, 3]

Male 1829 - 1906  (76 years)


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  • Name Elias B. Eby 
    Born 19 Sep 1829  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Interesting pioneer, story 
    Religion 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonist 
    Occupation 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Retired 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1906  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00031-2396 
    Died 1 Mar 1906  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Buried North Woolwich Mennonite Meeting House Cemetery, Floradale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20889  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    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, 11
    Family ID F2984  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rachel Shantz,   b. 19 Jul 1833, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1900  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 11 Dec 1853  [1, 3
    Children 
     1. Absalom Eby,   b. 4 Dec 1854, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1937  (Age 82 years)
     2. Susannah Eby,   b. 10 Feb 1856, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1929  (Age 73 years)
     3. Jesse Eby,   b. 14 Oct 1857, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1939  (Age 82 years)
     4. Reuben Eby,   b. 13 Feb 1860, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1934  (Age 74 years)
     5. Amos Eby,   b. 23 Mar 1862, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1930, Floradale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     6. Noah Eby,   b. 15 Dec 1864, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Hannah Eby,   b. 13 Apr 1867, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1943  (Age 75 years)
     8. Jacob Eby,   b. 1 Dec 1869, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Rebecca Eby,   b. 17 May 1872, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1849, Watrous, , Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Elias S. Eby,   b. 4 Feb 1875, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Abraham S. Eby,   b. 19 Jul 1877, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1880  (Age 2 years)
     12. Rachel Eby,   b. 29 Jul 1880, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F4999  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Sep 1829 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonist - 1851 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1901 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1906 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Mar 1906 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Elias B. Eby, "was born September 19th, 1829. On December 11th, 1853, he was married to Rachel Shantz who was born July 19th, 1833. They reside a mile or so to the west of Elmira where he followed farming for many years but now lives retired. To them were born twelve 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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      Another Pioneer Gone

      The old pioneers of Woolwich are disappearing from the scene of action. Another one passed away, on Thursday is the person of Elias B. Eby of Floradale neighborhood.

      The Eby family are of Celtic origin; After the founding of the Mennonite body they united with the, and as early as 1683, we find one Jacob Eby ordained bishop in Zurich, Switzerland. The ancestor of the Ebys of the country was Theodorus Eby who came to Pennsylvania in 1715. His grandson, David Eby, came to Canada in 1807, and later settled north of Waterloo where the subject of this sketch was born on the 19th September, 1829. On December 11th 1853 he was married to Rachel Shantz. They settled on the farm a mile south-west of Floradale when it was all bush but 10 acres. Their first house was 14 ft. by 16 ft. in size with one window containing 4 panes of 8 by 10 inches. The roof was made of hollowed out basswood logs. But through the beginning brought hardships, Mr. and Mrs. Eby were undaunted, and with industry and economy became possessed of one of the finest farms in the Township. And to the original farm they added several others so that their children when they grew up, had a fairly good start in life. Deceased lived on the old farm until his death, with the exception of a few years that he lived in Floradale, where his wife died about six years ago.

      To Mr. and Mrs. Eby were born 12 children, one of whom died before his parents. The living are: Absolom, of Elmira; Susannah (Mrs. Reuben Snider) now living on the old Eby homestead; Jesse, living in the Northwest; Reuben, near Winfield; Amos, near Floradale; Noah, of Winnipeg; Hannah (Mrs. Enoch Burkhart) Jacob, of Didsbury, Alberta, Rebecca (Mrs. Noah Good); of Floradale; Elias of New Haven, Conn., Rachel (Mrs. Emerson Morrison), of Didsbury, Alta.; Besides these there are 54 grandchildren, so that there is not much danger of the Eby family dying out yet.

      One sister of deceased, namely Mrs. Samuel Snider, also survives him. Deceased was of a retiring disposition and a good neighbor, always ready to lend a helping hand where such was needed. The funeral will be held this (Saturday) forenoon, and will without doubt be largely attended.


      Elmira Signet 8 Mar 1906

  • 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..., 543.

    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. [S10] Book - Vol II 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..., 433.

    4. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-5 Page 14.

    5. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 26.

    6. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 53.

    7. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div. 3, Pg. 7.

    8. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 5 Page 45.

    9. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 30011 (1906), Elias B. Eby.
      Elias B. Eby d. 1 Mar 1906 Woolwich, aged 76, farmer, b. Tp. of Waterloo, cause: senile decay

    10. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Section 5 Page 9.

    11. [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.