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

Deacon Samuel Eby[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1785 - 1844  (58 years)


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  • Name Samuel Eby 
    Prefix Deacon 
    Born 27 Aug 1785  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Gender Male 
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 003N, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 18 Lancaster Street West, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Log house built 
    • Samuel Eby, who bought part of Lot 3, G. C. T., was a cousin of Benjamin Eby and Samuel Eby of Lot No. 18. He espoused Elizabeth Beech, and built a loghouse at the foot of the hill in Lancaster Street, where the Conger coal-office stands. First he cleared off the forest over to the House of Refuge. Later on he sold building lots to incoming villagers. He was a deacon in the Mennonite Church1a

      1a
      A History of Kitchener, W. V. (Ben) Uttley, Kitchener, Ontario 1937, pg 18
    Eby ID Number 00031-2757 
    Died 25 Jan 1844  [2, 5
    Cause: heart attack 
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I21968  Generations
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2023 

    Father Michael Eby,   b. 29 Dec 1755,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F5172  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Break,   b. 13 Aug 1789, , Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1872, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1808  [2
    Children 
     1. Magdalena Eby,   b. 19 May 1810, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1883  (Age 73 years)
     2. Abraham Eby,   b. 6 Feb 1812, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1831  (Age 18 years)
     3. John Eby,   b. 7 Aug 1814, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1899, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Veronica "Fanny" Eby,   b. 31 May 1816, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1894, Ocheyedan, Osceola, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     5. Heinrich B. "Henry" Eby,   b. 12 Jan 1825, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1898, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F4299  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Samuel Eby, "the sixth son of Michael Eby, was born August 27th, 1785. In June, 1807, he came to Canada with Benjamin Eby, Daniel Eby, David Eby and others. On December 25th (Christmas), 1808, he was married to Elizabeth Brech who was born August 13th, 1789, and died November 28th, 1872. Soon after his marriage he was ordained deacon of the Mennonite Church, which position he held till the time of his death. Their farm was within the present corporation limits of the town of Berlin, Ontario, and their farm buildings were situated a little to the north of the Grand Trunk Railroad, right at the foot of the hill on the east side of the road leading from Berlin to Bridgeport. Their farm is now cut into small town lots. He died January 25th, 1844. They had 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..., 609.

    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..., 610.

    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..., 157.

    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..., 367.

    5. [S244] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Deutsche Canadier (1841-1865) - Index to Births, Deaths and Marriages Announced in the Deutsche Canadier, Berlin, Canada West. originally indexed by Simone Nieuwolt and Sylvie Kuppek..organised by Rosemary Ambrose, 2 Feb 1844 Page 5.
      Samuel Eby Died 25 Jan 1844 After a heart attack. 58y, 4m, 29d. Served as ? for the Mennonite community for 30 years.

    6. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 23.

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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Aug 1785 - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 003N, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Log house built - - 18 Lancaster Street West, Kitchener, 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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