Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Ezra E. Eby

Ezra E. Eby[1, 2, 3]

Male 1850 - 1901  (50 years)

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  • Name Ezra E. Eby 
    Born 9 Aug 1850  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    Artifact
    • A man's pocket watch in a gold hunter's case. The maker's name on the watch face is "Elgin Natl. Watch Co." The serial number 482322 is stamped inside the lid. The hour numerals are Roman numerals; the second-hand dial has Arabic numerals. The front and back of the case are heavily engraved with floral and other motifs. The case is also engraved "EE Eby / Berlin / Ont." A double twisted watch chain is linked to the stem at the top of the watch. A note with the watch gives the date 1887. Accession Number 2001.821.001
    Ezra E. Eby's Pocket Watch
    Ezra E. Eby's Pocket Watch
    Doon Heritage Crossroads
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Laborer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Teacher 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Protestant 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Printer 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Teacher 
    Died 30 Jul 1901  Erbsville, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 12
    Cause: paralytic stroke 
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Eby ID Number 00031-2432 
    Grave Photograph - Find A Grave Gravestone of Ezra Eby 
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 12
    Person ID I21054  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Isaac Eby, Sr.,   b. 30 Jul 1808, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1874  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother 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  [14, 15
    Family ID F1501  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Clemmer,   b. 9 Mar 1846, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1923  (Age 77 years) 
    Children 
     1. Ira Eby,   b. 19 May 1872, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1886, Near Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
     2. Odo E. Eby,   b. 5 Jun 1874, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1966  (Age 91 years)
     3. Ion E. Eby,   b. 21 Mar 1880, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946  (Age 65 years)
     4. Leo E. Eby,   b. 3 Feb 1882, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1904, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     5. Ina Eby,   b. 24 Jan 1884, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1956  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F2726  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Eby, Ezra E. - formal.jpg
    Eby, Ezra E. - formal.jpg
    https://ebybook.region.waterloo.on.ca/item_images/m-doon-wchf87-eby-ezra-e.jpg
    Ezra E. Eby
    Ezra E. Eby
    from Kitchener Public Library

  • Notes 
    • Ezra E. Eby, "was born August 9th, 1850. He is married to Mary Ann Clemmer and resides near Berlin. He followed teaching for 20 years. He has a family of five children, of whom the eldest son, Ira, died when 14 years of age, Odo, Ion, Leo, and the youngest is Ina, the only daughter."

      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 30th of July, 1901, at Ebersole, Waterloo Co., Ont., from the effects of a paralytic stroke which came upon him about ten days before his death. He was the youngest surviving son of the late Bro. Isaac Eby of near Berlin, who died many years ago. Deceased was born August 9, 1850, and was married to Mary Ann Clemmer, who with three sons and one daughter survive him. One son preceded him. Deceased was for upwards of twenty years a teacher in the public schools and was well known throughout the country, the editor having been for several years a pupil of his. He was also for several years engaged in the publishing business and is the author of several works, one of which is an excellent biographical "History of Waterloo Township" in two volumes, published in 1895. His burial on the 2d of August, in the C. Eby graveyard, Berlin, was very largely attended. Funeral services by S.R. Knechtel in German and D.B. Sherk in English.

      Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 16, August 15, 1901 - Page 254, 255

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      Ezra E. Eby

      Ezra E. Eby succumbed on Tuesday, at eleven o'clock in the morning to the effects of the attack he suffered the Friday before last. He was a son of Isaak Eby and was born August 9, 1850. In his youth, he educated himself for the profession of a teacher and pursued this profession for over 30 years at various schools in this county. For some years, also, he was active with the late Caspar Hett at a printing and publication firm in Berlin. He was in demand as a writer and prepared many family registers. A few years ago, he published also a history of the first settlers of this county and their descendants in two large volumes, which is widely known. In Erbsville, he ran a small store, as well as pursuing the teaching profession. Besides his widow, Mary Ann, nee Clemmer, he is survived by three sons and one daughter. Amazingly, he died on the same day and at the same time at which his father was born, 93 years ago. Honour to his memory!

      Berliner Journal August 1, 1901 Page 4 - Column 3 Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk for the Kitchener Public Library

  • 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..., 557.

    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..., 457.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 2 Sep 1886.
      Aug. 26, 1886 Ira Eby, son of Ezra C. Eby, died on the property of A. C. Clemmer near Berlin, at age of 14 years, 3 months and 7 days.

    4. [S132] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1901, Waterloo C-4 Page 11.

    5. [S474] Funeral Card - Eby, Ezra E.
      Died at Erbsville July 30th, 1901. Ezra E. Eby, aged fifty years, Eleven Months and Twenty One Days. Funeral will take place from his late residence at Erbsville on Friday, August Second, at one o'clock p. m. to the Eby Church and Cemetery, Berlin for service and internment. Friends will please accept this intimation.

    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 23.
      Ezra EBY Birthplace: Canada Age 2 Mennonite b. 9-Aug

    7. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, August 15, 1901 - Obituary of Ezra Eby.

    8. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 10.

    9. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Waterloo N. Twp. 1881 Page 8.

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

    11. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 3 Page 4.

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

    13. [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.

    14. [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.

    15. [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.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Aug 1850 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 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 MapsOccupation - Teacher - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Protestant - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Printer - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: paralytic stroke - 30 Jul 1901 - Erbsville, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - Bef 2012 - , 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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