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

Josiah M. Eby[1, 2]

Male 1862 - 1929  (66 years)


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  • Name Josiah M. Eby 
    Born 4 Jun 1862  Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Interesting Accident 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Residence 1890  Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Lot 17 Concession 4 
    Occupation 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Misfortune 1929 
    killed in auto accident 
    Eby ID Number 00031-2650 
    Died 20 May 1929  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 9
    Cause: auto accident 
    Buried Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I21677  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Father Martin E. Eby,   b. 5 Jul 1838, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1924  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Mary Martin,   b. 5 Sep 1842, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1881  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1861  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 11
    Family ID F3223  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Amanda Reist,   b. 24 Nov 1858, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1940  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 27 Apr 1886  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Menno R. Eby,   b. 21 Mar 1888, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1975  (Age 86 years)
     2. Moses R. Eby,   b. 6 Apr 1890, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1972, RR1, Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. Samuel R. Eby,   b. 1 Jul 1892, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1981  (Age 89 years)
     4. Persida Eby,   b. 11 Feb 1895, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1982  (Age 87 years)
     5. Isaiah R. Eby,   b. 23 Nov 1897, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F3147  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jun 1862 - Peel Twp., Wellington Co., 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 MapsResidence - Lot 17 Concession 4 - 1890 - Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: auto accident - 20 May 1929 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Josiah M. Eby, "was born June 4th, 1862. He is married to Amanda Reist and resides near Elmira where he is farming."

      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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      Death Curve Scene Of Third Fatality

      Josiah Eby Succumbs To Injuries Received When Truck Shatters Telephone Post

      LORNE MARSHALL IN HOSPITAL BADLY HURT

      Harry Heinrich Charged With Reckless Driving Following Highway Tragedy


      Josiah Eby is dead, Lorne Marshall is in a Kitchener hospital suffering from severe injuries, Harry Heinrich of St. Jacobs faces a charge of reckless driving while a big truck owned by Mr. Chris Dreisinger is a total wreck following an accident at the curve in the highway about a mile south of Elmira Friday afternoon.

      A preliminary Inquest was held Tuesday to inquire into the death of Eby, with Dr. LeRoy Wagner as coroner, but following the viewing of the remains the investigation was post-poned until Monday, June 3. By this time it is hoped that Marshall will be in condition to offer more light on the episode which ended so tragically.

      IS THIRD DEATH

      The accident occurred within 100 feet of where two persons were killed last August, where the road follows an elongated S formation. Just how the accident happened is still not definitely known but the authorities are working on the theory that the death car and that operated by Heinrich were being driven at a fast rate of speed perhaps were racing.

      Mr. Noah Martin, a hired man employed on the farm of Clayton Martin whose farm abuts the road at this point, was the only witness of the accident.

      According to his statement he heard the truck coming along at a high rate of speed and watched to discover how it would negotiate the curve. It left the road just before making the last bend and rammed a telephone post head on. The big timber cracked like a match under the force of the impact. The truck turned over and a portion of it was pitched over the fence while the two victims were tossed out. Eby was found in a half-sitting position near the shattered post while Marshall was about 15 feet away. The former was quite evidently seriously hurt and unconscious. His right leg was terribly mangled and the left apparently fractured. Marshall when picked up recovered and as he wiped the blood from a terrible gash over his eye asked for a cigarette and inquired faintly about Eby.

      Dr. LeRoy Wagner. returning from a call, came upon the scene of the accident and after rendering first aid hurried the two injured men to the hospital.

      HORRIBLY INJURED

      At the hospital it was found that Eby's leg was torn to the bone from the knee to ankle while the other leg was broken in two places. Infection to the mangled leg was the cause of death. Marshall is suffering from the gash over his eye and his vision is threatened. A portion of the bone is missing and the physicians fear that his head may be fractured. His condition is reported as serious.

      From the Information available Marshall borrowed the Dreisinger truck to gather up the Royal hotel laundry from a home in town where it is laundered. Apparently he later went 'to St. Jacobs and it was on his return trip with Eby that the accident happened.

      Members of the jury are H. 0. and Hilbert Weichel, Oscar and Fred Ruppel, W. Winter, C. Playford, M. N. Bearinger, E. A. McQuay and A. Winger, Foreman. Chief of Police Bromely was on the scene of the accident early and took charge of the investigation.

      Elmira Signet 23 May 1929

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      Accident Victim is Laid to Rest


      The Late Josiah Eby who succumbed Monday to injuries received in a motor accident on the highway Friday last was born in this district about 65 years ago. He farmed for several years west of Elmira and later operated a draying business in town. He also spent some time in the West. Surviving are his widow, four sons and one daughter; Menno, near St. Jacobs; Moses, Elmira; Samuel, near Floradale; Isaiah, Elmira; Mrs. Isaiah Martin (Perceda) near Heidelberg. The funeral is taking place this Wednesday afternoon from the home of his son, Mr. Isaiah Eby, to the Mennonite Church and cemetery.

      Elmira Signet, May 23, 1929

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      Mr. Josiah Eby has been in the draying business several years and has a good outfit for doing any work that may be entrusted to him. He also deals in wood-ashes, which he sells in car load lots to American manufacturers of fertilizers.

      Enterprising Elmira Souvenir, An historical, descriptive, and illustrated Book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, published by George Klinck, 1903.

  • 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..., 594.

    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..., 164.

    3. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-4 Page 3.

    4. [S177] Census - ON, Waterloo - 1901, ON WATERLOO (North/Nord) (#121) Subdistrict: Woolwich f-4 Page 3.

    5. [S154] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Mennonite CC#4584 Internet Link.
      In/ memory of/ Josiah M.Eby/ born/ June 4,1862/ died/ May 20,1929/ aged 66 yrs./ 11 mos 16 days/

    6. [S172] Census - ON, Wellington, Peel - 1881, Division 1 Page Number 11 Household Number 40.

    7. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 79.

    8. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, #035560-90.
      #035560-90 (Wellington Co) EBY, Moses, m, b. 6 Apr.1890, father - Josiah EBY, farmer; mother - Amanda KEIST, infm - Josiah Eby, lot 17, Con4, Peel Twp

    9. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), 23 May 1919 - Death Curve Scene Of Third Fatality.

    10. [S154] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Mennonite CC#4584 Internet Link.

    11. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Martin Eby, aged 22 res Woolwich born Woolwich son of Peter and Magdalena married 16 Apr 1861 to Mary Martin aged 18 res Waterloo born Waterloo daughter of Jacob and Ester.