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

Benjamin E. Eby[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1818 - 1872  (54 years)


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  • Name Benjamin E. Eby 
    Born 10 Feb 1818  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1840  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    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  [11
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00031-2449 
    Died 9 Jul 1872  Near Centreville, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 7, 9, 14
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I21118  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  [14, 15, 16, 17
    Family ID F159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Cressman,   b. 4 Oct 1818, Near Strasburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1889, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 19 Mar 1839  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5, 12
    Eby, Benjamin marriage cert. to Elizabeth Cressman.jpg
    Eby, Benjamin marriage cert. to Elizabeth Cressman.jpg
    Children 
     1. Mary C. Eby,   b. 17 Jun 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1898  (Age 58 years)
     2. Rev. Amos Eby,   b. 13 Apr 1842, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1923, Maryborough Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Magdalena Eby,   b. 1843, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Leah Eby,   b. 22 Nov 1845, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1932  (Age 86 years)
     5. Sarah Eby,   b. 24 Apr 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1880, Near Lebanon, Maryborough Twp., Wellington Co, Onatrio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     6. Susannah Eby,   b. 31 Jul 1849, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1852, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     7. Lavina Eby,   b. 1857, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F13  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Benjamin E. Eby, "the sixth member and third son of the family of Bishop Benjamin Eby, was born February 10th, 1818. He was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Abraham and Mary (Schneider) Cressman. She was born October 4th, 1818, and died February 23rd, 1889, aged 70 years, 4 months and 19 days. They moved on a farm two and one-half miles east of Berlin, on south-west part of lot No. 120, German Company's Tract, where they lived for many years. During their old age they lived with their son-in-law, John Erb, where they died. He died July 9th, 1872. They were blessed with a family of five 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..., 560.

    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..., 345.

    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..., 649.

    4. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 7 Mar 1889.
      Feb. 23, 1889 Elizabeth Eby, nee Cressman, widow of Benjamin E. Eby, died in Waterloo Township at age of 70 years & 4 months.

    5. [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..., 493.

    6. [S16] Bible - Genealogical Information in the Bibles of the Waterloo Historical Society, Eby Bible owned originally by Menno Eby Jr. Berlin, 15 Mar 1885.
      Benjamin Eby born February 10, 1818, at 2 p. m., under the sign of Aries. Died July 9, 1872. Aged 54 years, 4 months and 29 days.

    7. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      In memory of / Benjamin / E. Eby / born Feb.10, 1818 / died July 9, 1872 / aged 54 yea. 4 mon. / 29 ds.

    8. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 27.
      Benjamin E. EBY Farmer Birthplace: Canada Age 34 Mennonite b. 10-Feb
      Elisabetha EBY Birthplace: Canada Age 34 Mennonite b. 8-Oct
      Maria EBY Birthplace: Canada Age 12 Mennonite b. 17-Jul
      Eurias? EBY Birthplace: Canada Age 10 Mennonite b. 15-Apr
      Lea EBY Birthplace: Canada Age 7 Mennonite b. 30-Nov
      Sarah EBY Birthplace: Canada Age 5 Mennonite b. 30-Mar
      Susana EBY Birthplace: Canada Age 3 Mennonite b. 8-Aug

    9. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 11 Jul 1872.
      9 Jul 1872 near Centreville, after short illness, 54 yrs, 5 mths.

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

    11. [S2746] aaaaWaterloo Township 1871, Sect. 1 Page 40.

    12. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 23 Mar 1839:13.
      last Tuesday Benjamin Eby, teacher, m. his son, Benjamin Eby, to Elisabeth Cressman, daughter of Abraham Cressman, all of Waterloo Tp.

    13. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 27.

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

    15. [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.

    16. [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.

    17. [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.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Feb 1818 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Mar 1839 - Waterloo Twp., 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 MapsReligion - Mennonite - 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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