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

Benjamin L. Eby[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1829 - 1920  (90 years)


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  • Name Benjamin L. Eby 
    Born 25 Oct 1829  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Gender Male 
    Land Woolwich Township German Company Tract 065, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Occupation 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farmer 
    Religion 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 15
    Mennonist 
    Occupation 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Gardner 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00031-2605 
    Died 12 Apr 1920  [16
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Person ID I21598  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Peter Eby,   b. 3 Jun 1800, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1883  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Erb,   b. 22 Sep 1806, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1899  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 24 Mar 1824  [4, 17, 18
    Family ID F1022  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Barbara Martin,   b. 26 Sep 1830, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1876, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 9 Sep 1851  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 15
    Children 
     1. David Eby,   b. 1852, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Daniel M. Eby,   b. 20 Oct 1852, Near St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1931  (Age 79 years)
     3. Veronica M. Eby,   b. 23 Apr 1854, Near St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1876  (Age 22 years)
     4. Peter M. Eby,   b. 26 Jun 1857, Near St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1930  (Age 72 years)
     5. Benjamin M. Eby,   b. 13 Apr 1860, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1948  (Age 88 years)
     6. Solomon M. Eby,   b. 7 Apr 1864, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Judith M. Eby,   b. 9 Jan 1867, Near St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1892, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     8. Menno M. Eby,   b. 7 Jul 1869, Near St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1899  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F2909  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Magdalena "Lena" Detweiler,   b. 23 Jan 1857, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1896, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 2 Mar 1879  Heidelberg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 13
    Children 
     1. Elias Cleason D. Eby,   b. 10 Jun 1879, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ida Minerva D. Eby,   b. 5 Mar 1881, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1896  (Age 15 years)
     3. Lillie Priscillia D. Eby,   b. 9 Apr 1887, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1888  (Age 1 years)
     4. Noah D. Eby,   b. 19 Apr 1889, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1890  (Age 0 years)
     5. Lillian Naomi Eby,   b. 14 Apr 1891, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1907  (Age 16 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F5271  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Oct 1829 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1851 - Woolwich 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 MapsMarried - 9 Sep 1851 - Kitchener, 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 MapsMarried - 2 Mar 1879 - Heidelberg, 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 - Gardner - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - 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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  • Notes 
    • Benjamin L. Eby, "the fourth member of Peter Eby's family, was first married, September 9th, 1851, to Barbara Martin who was born September 26th, 1830, and died July 23rd, 1876. They resided on a farm near St. Jacobs, Ontario. Some time after the decease of his wife he was married to Magdalena Detweiler. (See No. 2300) They reside in the town of Berlin. Mr. Eby's family consists of twelve children, of whom seven were born unto his first wife."


      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..., 590.

    2. [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..., 31.

    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..., 522.

    4. [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..., 635.

    5. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 30 Jun 1892.
      June 24, 1892 Judith Eby, daughter of Benjamin Eby, died in Berlin at age of 25 years, 5 months & 15 days.

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 10746-79.
      Benjamin L. EBY, 49, farmer, Canada, of Woolwich, wid, s/o Peter & Magdalena EBY, married Magdalena DETWILER, 22, Canada, of Woolwich, d/o Benjamin & Elizabeth DETWILER, witn: Jacob & George STAEBLER, Heidelberg, on 2 March 1879, at Heidelberg

    7. [S132] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1901, Waterloo C-3 Page 6.

    8. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 1 Page 45.

    9. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 2 Page 11.

    10. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Div. 4 Page 1.

    11. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div. 3, Pg. 19.

    12. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 3 Page 25.

    13. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 3 Page 27.

    14. [S1737] Probate - Wills of Waterloo Register A 1853-1871, Will of Daniel Martin - 1 Jan 1856 - A-1-86.

    15. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Marriages By Rev'd Benjamin Eby, Minister of The Mennonist Society, Berlin report #194.
      Benjamin L. Eby, to Barbara Martin, both of Woolwich. 9 Sept. 1851. Rev. Eby. Wit. Daniel Martin and Peter Eby.

    16. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Benjamin L. Eby / born / Oct.25, 1829 / died / April 12, 1920 / aged 90 yrs. 5 m. 18 d. / at rest

    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..., 588.

    18. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Dist. 8 Page 74.