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Walter Eby

Male 1880 - 1955  (75 years)


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  • Name Walter Eby 
    Born 1880  , St. Joseph Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number dnf-78187 
    Died 1955 
    Person ID I78187  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Jacob B. Eby,   b. 16 Oct 1851, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1918  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Wenger,   b. 1856,   d. 28 Feb 1896, , Elkhart Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1872  , Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Family ID F5139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Emma J. Pletcher,   b. Abt 1880, of, , St. Joseph Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F21313  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ellen Drake,   b. 1897, Of, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1980  (Age 83 years) 
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F21314  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Eby, -- Walter, son of the late Jacob and Elizabeth (Wenger) Eby, was born in St. Joseph Co., Ind., June 26, 1880; died of apoplexy on Feb. 23, 1955, after an illness of one week; aged 74 y. 8 m. 28 d. He was twice married, first to Emma J. Pletcher on Oct. 19, 1901, who died on Feb. 27, 1920; and second to Ellen Drake on Nov. 17, 1921. Four children were born to each union (Edna M., --the late Mrs. Warren Risser; Grace J.,--Mrs. Lowell Holmes of Mishawaka, Ind.; Earl L., Glenn W., and Gladys B-.-Mrs. Howard Miller, all of near Elkhart, Ind.; Arlene F., deceased; and Loren J., at home.). He is survived by his wife, 3 sons, 2 daughters, 25 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers, and one sister (Mrs. Mary Eby, Elkhart; Jacob, Osceola, Ind.; Mervin and Ira, of Elkhart; and Ralph, Wakarusa, Ind.). Two sisters and 3 daughters preceded him in death. About the year 1927 he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and was received into the fellowship of the Olive Mennonite Church where he was a faithful member until death. It was a time of weary waiting for him until his youngest son could complete his two years of I-W service and return home to farm the home place. After Loren was released, he took ill and passed away after only a week's sickness. Funeral services were conducted at the Olive Church by J. C. Wenger, Elno Steiner, and C. A. Shank, with burial in the South Olive Cemetery.

      Gospel Herald - Volume XLVIII , Number 11 - March 15, 1955 -- page 262.

  • 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..., 540.

    2. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, November 7, 1918 - Obituary of Jacob Eby.

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