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Descendants of Theodorus Aebi (December 2008)

Generation No. 4


28. ISAAC4 EBY(4) (CHRISTIAN3 EBY(3), PETER2 EBY(2), DURST (THEODORUS)1 AEBI(1)) was born 07 Sep 1758 in Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, and died 18 Mar 1850 in Leacock Twp, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. He married BARBARA RIFE Abt. 1777 in Earl Twp, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She was born Abt. 1758, and died 05 Jul 1836 in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.

Notes for I
SAAC EBY(4):
The following obituary was taken from "Lancaster Examiner and Herald", Wednesday, March 27th, 1850:

"Died, on the 18th instant, at his residence in Leacock township, Mr. Isaac Eby. Mr. Eby lived to the ripe age of 91 years, 6 months, and 11 days. At the time of the Revolutionary War, although very young, he felt a deep interest in the cause of freedom, and rendered important services to his country in its struggles for emancipation from the tyranny and oppression of Great Britain. Since that period, he has been steadily and actively engaged in the service of his friends, his country and his God. He went to his last home with a consciousness of having acted well his part here, and filled with a lively hope of a blessed immortality beyond the grave."


FIRST U.S. CENSUS OF PENNSYLVANIA 1790 U.S. Government Printing Office 1908 Earl Twp., Lancaster County

More About I
SAAC EBY(4):
Burial: Theodorus Aebi farm

More About B
ARBARA RIFE:
Burial: Christ Ep. Ch. Cemetery near Intercourse
     
Children of I
SAAC EBY(4) and BARBARA RIFE are:
  i.   ELIZABETH5 EBY(5), b. 10 Sep 1777, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; d. 10 Feb 1820; m. ---- FOSTER, Abt. 1802.
100. ii.   CHRISTIANA EBY(5), b. Abt. 1779, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; d. Aft. 1847.
101. iii.   JACOB EBY(5), b. Abt. 1785, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; d. 18 Jun 1834.
102. iv.   ISAAC EABY EBY(5), b. 10 Aug 1786, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; d. 22 Oct 1854.
  v.   MARY EBY(5), b. Abt. 1787, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; d. Aft. 1847; m. ---- BUCHER, Abt. 1817.
  vi.   BARBARA EBY(5), b. 1791, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; m. OTTOMER ECKERT, 20 Mar 1855.
103. vii.   CHRISTIAN EBY(5), MAJOR, b. 1792, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; d. 02 Sep 1882, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.


29. JOHN JOSEPH4 EBY(4) (CHRISTIAN3 EBY(3), PETER2 EBY(2), DURST (THEODORUS)1 AEBI(1)) was born Abt. 1761 in Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, and died 09 Apr 1794 in Franklin Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania. He married ANNA MARIE (MARY) SELDOMRIDGE Abt. 1781 in Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, daughter of GEORGE SELTENRICH. She was born Abt. 1762 in Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, and died Oct 1801 in Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.

Notes for J
OHN JOSEPH EBY(4):
Member of the First Battalion Lancaster County Militia - Private 1st Class1782
     
Children of J
OHN EBY(4) and ANNA SELDOMRIDGE are:
104. i.   JOHN5 EBY(5), b. 29 Jun 1782, Pennsylvania; d. Bef. 1870.
  ii.   SUSANNAH EBY(5), b. 02 Apr 1784; m. JOHN HART.
  iii.   ELIZABETH EBY(5), b. 21 Jul 1786.
105. iv.   DORST (DORUS) EBY(5), b. 15 Oct 1788, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; d. 05 Mar 1873, Montgomery Co., Ohio.
  v.   MARY EBY(5), b. 18 Mar 1791.


30. PETER4 EBY(4) (JACOB3 EBY(3), PETER2 EBY(2), DURST (THEODORUS)1 AEBI(1)) was born Abt. 18 Feb 1755 in Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, and died Abt. 11 Jan 1835. He married MARIE (MARY) MEYER 1779, daughter of ABRAHAM MEYER and HANNAH MOYER. She was born 10 Aug 1761, and died 18 Aug 1841.

Notes for P
ETER EBY(4):
The February birthdate in 1855 seems more likely than the September 1854 which would be only nine and a half months after the birth of his older sibling.

The Wenger book has two additional children listed who are not int he Eby records: Samuel and Peter. But the Wenger book also is very confused about which Peter Eby this is, and has him in the wrong generation. On the other hand, the period between Christian and Catherine, 1780 - 1788, has room for more children to have been born.- Joe Miller

1830 U.S. Census Pennsylvania Lancaster Leacock

More About P
ETER EBY(4):
Date born 2: 14 Sep 1754
Died 2: 30 Jul 1835
Burial: Eby Cemetery at Monterey, Upper Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
     
Children of P
ETER EBY(4) and MARIE MEYER are:
  i.   CHRISTIAN5 EBY(5), b. 25 Aug 1780; d. 26 Feb 1827; m. SALOME (SARAH) HAMMER, 29 May 1804, First Reformed Church, Leacock Twp., Pennsylvania.
  More About CHRISTIAN EBY(5):
Burial: Eby Cemetery, Monteray, Upper Leacock Twp, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania

  ii.   CATHARINA EBY(5), b. 1788; d. 1850.
  Notes for CATHARINA EBY(5):
Was never married. She spent most of her time with her brother Peter Eby where she died some forty years ago. "The History of the Eby Family" - Ezra E. Eby - 1889 pg. 115

  iii.   BARBARA EBY(5), b. 1790; m. JOHN BIXLER.
106. iv.   SUSANNA EBY(5), b. 10 Nov 1792, Pennsylvania; d. 03 Jan 1871, Berlin County, Waterloo, Ontario.
  v.   ELIZABETH EBY(5), b. 1794; m. CHRISTIAN GIMA.
107. vi.   MARIA (MARY) EBY(5), b. 07 May 1799, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; d. 28 Sep 1871, North East Hope, County Perth, Ontario.


31. DANIEL4 EBY(4) (JACOB3 EBY(3), PETER2 EBY(2), DURST (THEODORUS)1 AEBI(1)) was born 15 Dec 1760 in Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, and died 08 May 1819 in Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. He married ANNA STONER STEIN 1788, daughter of JACOB STONER and ELIZABETH RESH. She was born 25 Apr 1765, and died Abt. 17 Feb 1799 in Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.
     
Children of D
ANIEL EBY(4) and ANNA STEIN are:
108. i.   ELIZABETH5 EBY(5), b. Abt. 1784; d. 25 Apr 1811.
  ii.   ANN EBY(5), b. Abt. 1789.
109. iii.   JACOB EBY(5), b. 07 Jan 1791, Leacock, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; d. 30 Apr 1855, Leacock, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
  iv.   DAVID EBY(5), b. 20 Aug 1793; d. 14 Oct 1815.
  More About DAVID EBY(5):
Marital Status: never married



32. MARY "ELIZABETH"4 EBY(4) (JACOB3 EBY(3), PETER2 EBY(2), DURST (THEODORUS)1 AEBI(1)) was born 03 Sep 1765 in Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, and died 16 Nov 1835 in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. She married JACOB MYER 20 May 1791 in New Holland, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, son of ABRAHAM MYER and HANNAH ----. He was born 20 Feb 1769 in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, and died 28 Feb 1845 in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.

More About M
ARY "ELIZABETH" EBY(4):
Burial: Myer Family Cemetery, Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania

More About J
ACOB MYER:
Burial: Myer Family Cemetery, Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
     
Child of M
ARY EBY(4) and JACOB MYER is:
110. i.   JOSEPH5 MYER(5), b. 12 May 1806, Bareville, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; d. 18 Mar 1891, Bareville, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.


33. BENJAMIN4 EBY(4) (JACOB3 EBY(3), PETER2 EBY(2), DURST (THEODORUS)1 AEBI(1)) was born 30 Nov 1767 in Leacock Twp., Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and died Bef. 1850 in Montgomery Twp., Franklin County, Pennsylvania. He married SALOME (SARAH) BAER Abt. 1790. She was born 20 Jun 1771 in Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, and died 21 Sep 1842 in Montgomery Twp., Franklin Co., Pennsylvania.

Notes for B
ENJAMIN EBY(4):
Benjamin spelled the name as Aby.

About the year 1812 they moved to Franklin County with their family "The History of the Eby Family" - Ezra E. Eby - 1889 p. 112

Left Lancaster County in 1802 and settled in Path Valley, ------ Twp., Franklin County, Pennsylvania., where he accumulated a farm of 400 acres of the most fertile land in Path Valley. This Benjamin Eby was also a millwright and miller, owned mills in Sherley Twp., Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. EFB

Benjamin Eby, a native of Lancaster County, moved to Franklin County early in life, and followed an active career as blacksmith and farmer. He had six sons, of whom Joel, Jacob, Benjamin and Henry went to the West, John died in Perry County, and George (born in Lancaster County, April 2, 1795 date crossed out and penciled in 2 Dec 1795?

The members of the Benjamin Eby family are now widely scattered. Benjamin and Salome grew up in the Leacock-Lancaster County area. Benjamin was a blacksmith and farmer. About 1801 Benjamin and Salome sold their farm of over 10 acres of land in Leacock Twp, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania to John Heller, Jr. Their names soon appear in the Franklin County, Pennsylvania court records. They bought several tracts of land in Fannett and Montgomery Townships. Benjamin and Salome Eby made their permanent home at what is known and the Johnson Campbell Farm, five miles north of Dry Run in Path Valley, Fannett Twp., Franklin County, Pennsylvania


More About B
ENJAMIN EBY(4):
Burial: Eby's Farm Cemetery N or Dry Run, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania
Occupation: Farmer; blacksmith

More About S
ALOME (SARAH) BAER:
Died 2: 21 Feb 1842
Burial 1: Eby Farm, Perry Co., Pennsylvania
Burial 2: Eby's Farm Cemetery N or Dry Run, Frank. Co.,
     
Children of B
ENJAMIN EBY(4) and SALOME BAER are:
111. i.   SUSANNAH5 EBY(5), b. 19 Jun 1791, Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; d. 17 Feb 1848, Franklin County, Illinois.
112. ii.   JOEL EBY(5), b. 06 Apr 1793, Leacock Twp. Lancaster, Pennsylvania; d. 28 Mar 1861, Stephenson County, Illinois.
113. iii.   GEORGE EBY(5), b. 02 Dec 1795, Leacock Twp., Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; d. 16 Jan 1882, Shirley, Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania.
114. iv.   JACOB EBY(5), b. 25 Dec 1797, Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; d. 20 Oct 1856, Stephenson County, Illinois.
  v.   HENRY EBY(5), b. 06 Jan 1800, Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; d. 26 Jul 1882, Stephenson County, Illinois; m. (1) CATHERINE LONG; m. (2) RACHEL RHODES; b. 25 Jul 1804; d. 19 Feb 1877.
  Notes for HENRY EBY(5):
In 1852 he moved west to Stephenson County, Illinois He had a large family of children, but all are dead. He was a deacon in the church, a good man, and was respected and beloved by all. "The History of the Eby Family" - Ezra E. Eby - 1889 p. 114

Henry Eby and his wife Catharine Long lived in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. About 1854 Henry migrated to the Lena, Illinois area. He later moved on to Dallas Center, Iowa, where he and his wife Rachel are buried. - The Genealogy of Henry Baer by Willis N. Baer, PhD (1955)

The book HENRY RHODES OF HILL VALLEY, Pennsylvania., AND DESCENDANTS 1773-1979 by Evelyn Rhodes Mikula has these Ebys in the index:

Eby 10
Benjamin 13, 14
Enoch 118
Henry 13, 14, 24, 120
Lela 7, 96
Rachel, 24

Page 10 isn't particularly helpful in that it simply gives a 3-generation chart and says Rachel Rhodes (no dates) "m Eby."

However, pages 13 and 14 have slightly more detail. The children of Catherine Giger and Henry Rhodes include (child 3) Rachel Rhodes, b 22 July 1804, d 19 Feb 1877, m. HENRY Eby d 26 July 1882; s/o Benjamin Eby. "Both bur Brethren cem. Dallas Center, Iowa. F R. gr. Ins. & census". Note on
next page says the information is from Eby FAMILY found in Roy Estle Mem'l Library, Dallas Center, Iowa. "Henry Eby, the fourth son of Benjamin Eby was first married to Catherine Long and after her decease he was married to Rachel Rhodes. In 1852 he moved west to Stephenson Co., Illinois He had a largefamily of children but all are dead. He was a deacon in the Church, a good man was respected and beloved by all. He died in Stephenson Co., Illinois"

Same page says 'The Genealogy of Henry Baer lists "one son" without names or dates for Henry and Rachel. This son is not found in census records, so it is thought he did not reach maturity. Henry's parents were Benjamin Eby and Salome Baer.'

Also cites a letter from Clark Myers to the effect that Henry Eby drove from Germany Valley Pennsylvania in 1844 to Stephenson Co., Illinois "to spy out the land was no doubt the first Brother to enter Stephenson Co., He returned the same year with a good report." Book says that The History of Waddams Grove Church states that Henry and Rachel Eby came to Stephenson Co., Illinois from Pennsylvania "in a buggy and were received by letter into the Waddams Grove Church in 1853." Gravestone inscriptions for the two are given (Brethren Cemetery, Dallas Center Iowa.)

Henry & Rachel, according to page 14, appear in the 1850 census of Shirley Twp, Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania. Henry is 50, Rachel 45. Also in the household are Rachel Fleming age 9 and Jonathon Davis age 23.

Page 24 tells of other Rhodes family connections (who also took a 2-week buggy trip from Pennsylvania to Illinois, who bought land from Rachel and Henry Eby in Jo Daviesss Co., Illinois near Lena, Illinois

Page 96 deals with the family of Hans Arnold/Ehwalt Myer c1714, and the Eby name appears because LELA Eby was one of those researching the line.

Page 118 is the beginning of FRANKLIN RHODES AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Franklin relates a story of a windstorm which blew the roof off his grade school when he was a first grader. The chimney came crashing down, but no bricks hit anyone. "...but Miss Turner our teacher held the door shut as was blowing and poaring down rain, in fact we was in water up to our ancles on the floor, one of the larger boys got to the door and opened it. Miss Turner took the lead of about a dozen of us, all are crying, started through the mud and water for the house of ENOCH Eby 60 rods east. I remember I fell down in
the mud and got my little blue backed primer that I was holding all mud. We got to the Eby home and finally quieted down. In an hour or so the rain was over and Mr. Eby hitched his team to wagon and took us home...."
(Not much genealogy, but a nice story.)

I couldn't find the Eby reference on page 120, which is still Franklin Rhodes' autobiography.

This stuff was interesting to me because, though these didn't seem to be MY Ebys (other than that Enoch Eby was a family friend) my Badgers and Shivelys also were in Huntingdon County Pennsylvania, and moved west to Stephenson Co., Illinois, then later to the Dallas Center Iowa area. I'm beginning to see that these Brethren families were friends and moved in groups. - Jan T KTompk7744@aol.com
There are other Ebys buried in the same cemetery, but all were born after Henry and Rachel had died.

  More About HENRY EBY(5):
Burial: Brethren Cemetery, Dallas Center, Dallas Co., Iowa

  Notes for RACHEL RHODES:
Birthdate is calculated from death date info.

  More About RACHEL RHODES:
Date born 2: 22 Jul 1804
Died 2: 18 Feb 1877, Probably Illinois
Burial 1: Brethren Cemetery, Dallas Center, Dallas Co., Iowa
Burial 2: Brethren Cemetery, Dallas Center, Iowa

115. vi.   JOHN EBY(5), b. 15 Jun 1803, Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; d. 20 May 1866, Perry County, Pennsylvania.
116. vii.   SARAH EBY(5), b. 31 Dec 1805, Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; d. 05 Nov 1882, Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania.
117. viii.   BENJAMIN JOHN EBY-ABY(5), b. 24 Mar 1801, Leacock Twp., Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; d. 29 Oct 1867, Millbrook Twp., Peoria County, Illinois.


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