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Lance Corporal Elgin Earl Eby

Lance Corporal Elgin Earl Eby

Male 1895 - 1918  (22 years)

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  • Name Elgin Earl Eby 
    Prefix Lance Corporal 
    Born 18 Nov 1895  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Honoured Eby Crescent, New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby Crescent in New Hamburg is named in his honor 
    Military WW1 
    Religion 1911  Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-31033P 
    Died 30 Sep 1918  , France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Cantimpre Canadian Cemetery, Nord, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I31033  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Dilman Eby,   b. 16 Apr 1855, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1900  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Katharine Steuernagel,   b. 13 Sep 1860, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1906  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 6 Jan 1886  Maryborough Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Family ID F5274  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Nov 1895 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHonoured - Eby Crescent in New Hamburg is named in his honor - - Eby Crescent, New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Sep 1918 - , France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cantimpre Canadian Cemetery, Nord, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Elgin Eby
    Elgin Eby
    Peace Souvenir

  • Notes 
    • Sun. Oct. 6 1912 Got up about 9 oclock - was a sunny fine day - had breakfast, milked - as I was ready to take cows out about 10 thirty oclock, my cousins from New hamburg, George Rush and Nathaniel Stear also a friend of theirs Elgin Eby very distant cousin of ours came down in the barn with their horse - I took cows out with the wheel -when I came back I asked the boys where their friend was - they told me that he went up town to visit his sister for the day up on Queen St. at Shantze's - both Elgin's parents are dead. I and the boys got some grapes after dinner, then went to the park boat riding - had some fun being rocked about by the swells from the gasoline launch, which Mr. Bush had in command - Otto Kern and a bunch of girls were on it - Samand Herb were here evenings - around 8 oclock as I was milking, the first time by electric light Nathaniel Stear and George Rush being with me. Elgin Eby came to drive home with the boys. We went in the house to play the phonograph again for awhile - then helped boys to get horse ready, bid them good-by. Got our horse ready and drove Frany home -got to bed around 11 oclock.


      Gordon Christian Eby Diary

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-5 Page 5.

    2. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.
      Elgin Eby Birth Date: 18 Nov 1896 Birth Location: Berlin, Outnio, Waterloo Co. Relative: Candace Eby Relationship: Sister Regiment Number: 126708
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    3. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Div. 11 Page 11.

    4. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.
      Name: Elgin Eby Birth Date: 18 Nov 1896 Birth Location: Berlin, Outnio, Waterloo Co Relative: Candace Eby Relationship: Sister Regiment Number: 126708

    5. [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..., 592.

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Dilman Eby Born: Woolwich Twp Ont Age: 30 Born: abt 1856 Father: David Eby Mother: Leah Eby Spouse: Catharine Steurnagel Age: 25 Born: abt 1861 born: Woolwich Twp Ont Father: Christian Steurnagel Mother: Whillelmena Boettger married 6 Jan 1886 married: Wellington, Maryborough