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

Benjamin M. Eby[1, 2]

Male 1860 - 1948  (88 years)


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  • Name Benjamin M. Eby 
    Born 13 Apr 1860  St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1921  Erbsville, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer, own farm 
    Religion 1921  Erbsville, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00031-2609 
    Died 18 Oct 1948  [4, 12
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 13
    Person ID I21612  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father Benjamin L. Eby,   b. 25 Oct 1829, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1920  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother 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  [14, 15
    Family ID F2909  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Esther Brubacher,   b. 5 Feb 1863, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1924, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 8 Nov 1881  [1, 4, 11, 16
    Children 
     1. Phares Eby,   b. 1 Nov 1882, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1948  (Age 66 years)
     2. Luella Eby,   b. 14 Oct 1884, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1969  (Age 84 years)
     3. Mabel Eby,   b. 1 Jan 1887, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1962  (Age 75 years)
     4. Samuel Eby,   b. 23 May 1888, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1966  (Age 78 years)
     5. Elmina "Mina" Eby,   b. 31 Oct 1890, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1966  (Age 75 years)
     6. Ada B. Eby,   b. 17 Aug 1893, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1918, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     7. Era Eby,   b. 22 May 1894,   d. 27 Jun 1896  (Age 2 years)
     8. Alpheus L. Eby,   b. 11 May 1900, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1980  (Age 80 years)
     9. Beulah Eby,   b. 19 Nov 1901, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1969, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     10. Vera Marion Eby,   b. 16 Aug 1903, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1992, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F234  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Susannah Bearinger,   b. 12 Aug 1877, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1954, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 23 Aug 1927  [4
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F5541  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Apr 1860 - St. Jacobs, 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 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 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer, own farm - 1921 - Erbsville, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1921 - Erbsville, Waterloo City, 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 M. Eby, "was born April 13th, 1860. He is married to Esther Brubacher. They reside near Bridgeport where he is the possessor of a beautiful farm. His family is as follows: Pharez, Luella, Mabel, Samuel, Elmina, and Ada."


      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.-Benjamin M., son of the late Benjamin L. and Barbara (Martin) Eby, was born at St. Jacobs, Ont., April 13, 1860; passed away after a short illness on Oct. 19, 1948; aged 88 y. 6 m. 6 d. In early manhood he was converted under the Gospel preaching of the pioneer Mennonite evangelist, John S. Coffman, and united with the Mennonite Church, of which he remained a member until death. For the last twenty years he resided in St. Jacobs, where he moved after retiring from his farm near Waterloo. In 1881 he was married to Esther Brubacher, who predeceased him in August 1924. In 1927 he was married to Susannah Bearinger, who survives. Also surviving are 5 daughters (Luella-Mrs. Edgar Snider, Mabel-Mrs. Josiah Bearinger, Mina-Mrs. Alvin Shantz, Beulah-Mrs. Abram Shantz, all of Waterloo, Ont.; and Vera-Mrs. Isaac Hurst, Bloomingdale, Ont.), 3 sons (Phares, Kitchener, Ont.; Samuel, Toronto, Ont.; and Alpheus, Elmira, Ont.), 12 grand-children, and 5 great-grandchildren. Two daugh-ters predeceased him. Funeral services were conducted at the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church on Oct. 21 by Roy S. Koch, assisted by Noah Hunsberger. Interment was made in the First Mennonite Cemetery at Kitchener, Ont.


      Gospel Herald - Volume XLI, Number 46 - November 16, 1948, pages 1102 and 1103

  • 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..., 591.

    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..., 352.

    3. [S132] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1901, Waterloo C-3 Page 19.

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Volume XLI, Number 46 - November 16, 1948, pages 1102 and 1103.

    5. [S177] Census - ON, Waterloo - 1901, ON WATERLOO (North/Nord) (#121) Subdistrict: Waterloo C-3 Page 19.

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

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

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

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

    10. [S2088] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1921, Erbsville Sub Dist 4 1921 Page 13.

    11. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 3 Page 18.

    12. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Benjamin M. Eby / died Oct. 19, 1948 / aged 88 yrs. 6 m. 6 d / Esther Brubacher / wife of / Benjamin M Eby / died Aug.30 1924 / aged 61 yrs. 6 m. 25 d. / Eby

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

    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..., 590.

    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. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, September 18, 1924 - Obituary of Esther Brubacher.