1828 - Yes, date unknown
||George W. Eby |
||7 Aug 1828
||Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada [1, 3]
||Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 
|school teacher |
|Eby ID Number
||Yes, date unknown
||16 Jul 2019 |
||John W. Eby, b. 6 Nov 1803, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania , d. 22 Oct 1891, Port Elgin, Saugeen Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario (Age 87 years) |
||Veronica Weber, b. 19 Jul 1808, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania , d. 10 Dec 1838, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada (Age 30 years) |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Lydia Weber, b. 1833, , Ontario, Canada , d. Yes, date unknown |
| ||1. Eby, b. Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada , d. 7 Apr 1855, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada |
| ||2. Lydia Eby, b. CA 1850, d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||3. Louisa Eby, b. CALC 16 Nov 1850, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada , d. 17 Feb 1851 (Age ~ 0 years)|
||17 Jul 2019 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- George W. Eby, "eldest son of John Eby, was born August 7th, 1828. He resides in Locke, Indiana, where he is engaged in the mercantile life. He was married to Lydia Weber who died some years ago. In 1888 he was again married, but to whom we did not learn. He has but one child named Lydia."
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a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character.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.].
The Life of George Eby,
The man who named Nappanee, IN.
Written by Ida Belle Walters
George Eby was born in Ohio, the year is unknown. He had two (2) brothers, Samuel and Henry and a sister who married and went to Wisconsin. When George was a young man he came to the small village that was to become Nappanee for a short time, then going to Goshen. From Goshen, he then moved to a small village, which he named after a man who had a small store, "Locke." George stayed in Locke and built a sawmill, with the help of a couple of partners. George's first wife had died by this time and left him with a daughter named Lydia. Lydia married and moved to Wisconsin and had two sons. She and her sons died in Wisconsin
Nappanee at this time was called Locke Station and wanting to change the name, George was asked to give it a name. George was unable to attend the meeting for naming the town, so he sent 4 men to the meeting with the name he had choosen, "Nappanee."
At about this time, he married Catherine Stull, They had one (1) son, George Henry Eby Jr. When George Jr. was about a year old, George Sr. wanted to sell his share of the sawmill to his partners and go west. George was was a speculator and saw a possibilty for making money out west. So George, leaving his wife and son, took his share of the money and went to Dodge City, Iowa, (it was said he named Dodge City also, but there is no proof of this). In Dodge City, he is said to have built a hotel. George had been sending money home to his wife and son on a regular basis, and had intended to send for them. Catherine stayed behind because of their baby. At some point he met a group of missionaries that were supposed to be going to Mexico to build a Church, so he sold his hotel and decided to go with them to Mexico. From here on, George was never heard from again.
When George Jr. grew up, he decided to go in search of his father. He went west and then to Mexico, but found no trace of his father any where, in the US or Mexico. George Jr. has since passed away, but there is a Grandson, George, living in Kalamzoo, MI.
- [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..., 597.
- [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..., 571.
- [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, div 2 pg 117.