Waterloo Region Generations
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Isaac Eby, Sr.

Isaac Eby, Sr.[1, 2, 3]

Male 1808 - 1874  (65 years)

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  • Name Isaac Eby 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 30 Jul 1808  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1840  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00031-2424 
    Died 20 May 1874  [3, 10, 11
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I20998  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Bishop Benjamin Eby,   b. 2 May 1785, Hammer Creek, Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Mary Brubacher,   b. 6 Aug 1789, Elizabeth Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1834, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 7 Feb 1807  [2, 11, 12, 13
    Family ID F159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Veronica Shoemaker,   b. 2 Feb 1815, Frederick Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1894, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 30 Oct 1831  [1, 3
    Children 
     1. Menno Eby,   b. 19 Feb 1833, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1910  (Age 77 years)
     2. Mary Eby,   b. 13 Jan 1835, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1890, near Waterloo City, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     3. Isaac S. Eby, Jr.,   b. 31 Oct 1837, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1915  (Age 77 years)
     4. Daniel S. Eby,   b. 3 Feb 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1867, near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     5. Christian S. Eby,   b. 15 Dec 1842, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1920, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     6. Theodore Eby,   b. 1 Jan 1846, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1873, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     7. Barnabas Eby,   b. 6 Mar 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1870, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     8. Ezra E. Eby,   b. 9 Aug 1850, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1901, Erbsville, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     9. Benjamin S. Eby,   b. 29 Jul 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1881, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     10. Lydia Ann Eby,   b. 25 Apr 1856, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1875  (Age 19 years)
     11. Emma Eby,   b. 1860, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Effie Eby,   b. 1865, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F1501  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Eby, Isaac - son of Benjamin.jpg
    Eby, Isaac - son of Benjamin.jpg
    https://grebel.uwaterloo.ca/mao/details.asp?collid=1989-1&id=115&subject=Eby,%20Isaac

  • Notes 
    • Isaac Eby, "the eldest son of Benjamin Eby, was born in Berlin, July 30th, 1808. He spent his single days at home on his father's farm. On October 30th, 1831, he was married to Veronica, daughter of John and Mary (Shantz) Shoemaker, who was born February 2nd, 1815, and died July 20th, 1894. In November of the same year of their marriage they moved on their farm, situated two and one-half miles east of Berlin, being the north-west part of lot No. 120, German Company's Tract, in the township and county of Waterloo, containing by admeasurement 188 acres. The farm was, with the exception of a few acres where their first house and log stables stood, heavily timbered with all kinds of hard wood. Wolves, bears and deer were quite numerous then, and the howling of wolves was their evening band. Here they lived for nearly forty-three years. A few months before his death he disposed of his farm to Mr. Moses Betzner. Of the numerous assistants they had on their farm George Schmidt, afterwards a minister of the Gospel in the Mennonite Church, James Potter, now residing in Berlin, Jacob Becker, Barbara Rudy, now Mrs. Valentine Knechtel and mother of Rev. S. R. Knechtel, and Martha Allardyce, now of Toronto, were their favorites. These were always considered as members of their family. To Isaac Eby and his wife was born a family of 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.].

  • 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..., 554.

    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..., 344.

    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..., 452.

    4. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 9.

    5. [S16] Bible - Genealogical Information in the Bibles of the Waterloo Historical Society, Eby Bible owned originally by Menno Eby Jr. Berlin, 15 Mar 1885.
      July 30, 1808 a son was born to us in the morning between 11 and 12 o'clock, under the sign of Scorpio. His name is Isaac Eby and he died May 20, 1874 Aged 65 years, 9 months and 20 days

    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 23.
      Isaac EBY Farmer Birthplace: Canada Age 44 Mennonite b. 30-Jul
      Veronica EBY Birthplace: USA Age 37 Mennonite b. 2-Feb
      Menno EBY Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 19 Mennonite b. 19-Feb
      Isaac EBY Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 15 Mennonite b. 31-Oct
      Daniel EBY Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 12 Mennonite b. 3-Feb
      Christian EBY Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 10 Mennonite b. 15-Dec
      Theodor EBY Birthplace: Canada Age 8 Mennonite b. 1-Jan
      Barnabas EBY Birthplace: Canada Age 4 Mennonite b. 6-Mar
      Ezra EBY Birthplace: Canada Age 2 Mennonite b. 9-Aug
      Maria EBY Birthplace: Canada Age 14 Mennonite b. 31-Oct

    7. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div. 2 Page 10.

    8. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 15 Feb 1840:46.
      3 Feb 1840 Mr. Isaak Eby of Waterloo Township was blessed with a son

    9. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 23.

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

    11. [S16] Bible - Genealogical Information in the Bibles of the Waterloo Historical Society, Eby Bible owned originally by Menno Eby Jr. Berlin, 15 Mar 1885.

    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..., 550.

    13. [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..., 616.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Jul 1808 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1840 - Waterloo Twp., 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 MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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