December 2009 - I've being trying to update the Reports to include the work I've done in the last year, but I haven't been successful, so I'll leave the reports as they were and keep working on trying to upload. Currently I am going through the US Social Security Index to ensure all 7000+ Eby's are in the database. (I've done about 200!)
December 2008 - the lastest updates of the three Eby lines - Theodorus Aebi(1), Andreas Eby(2), and David Davis Ebi(3). Maybe the newest information will fill in the blanks in your Eby family tree? If you need source information please contact me directly at email@example.com, and I'll be happy to share it with you.
In the interest of privacy, I have tried to publish only the desceased, so all generations are not listed. You can contact me if the name you are looking for is in "All Ebys" but not in one of the reports.
MY MISSION: To present accurate data for the Eby Family Name - including all spellings - (Abee, Aebi, Eaby, Ebey, Ebi, etc.)
Do you have an EBY in your family tree? There are more than 75,000 names in my Eby database so maybe you will be able to find your connection to this family here. If not please send me as much of the following information as you can about the oldest one - name, date and location of birth, marriage and death - and I'll try to help you.
My purpose is to gather all information about the Eby family into one database so everyone can easily find their Eby roots. I don't do research (except for my lines) and depend on people like you to share your information. Don't take anything you find here as gospel truth. Consider it a clue and then search out the primary source documents. If you find errors here I'd like to hear about it. When I get conflicting data I include both with the sources of each. Sources can be found at the end of each report.
You can join the Eby Family Association by contacting them through the link below. For only $15 per year you can receive the newsletter and help to support the important projects the association undertakes. Recently they have paid to have the Eby Family Bible restored and are involved in upkeep of some of the old Eby cemeteries.
If you are interested in communicating with others doing work on the Eby line you should consider joining the Eby Listserv. You can subscribe or unsubscribe to the EBY Mailing List by sending a message to EBY-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org with the word subscribe or unsubscribe in the body of the message - no subject, no signature.
If you want to get occasional updates from me about important Eby happenings, contact me at email@example.com and I'll add you to my Eby E-mail Group. If you are a member of the Listserv you will automatically receive the messages that are sent to the E-mail Group.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to my project. If you have a website that may be of interest to others please contact me and I will add the link. Please feel free to link this page.
- Christian Eby(5) and Cinderella Dawson's home (1336 KB)
This is the home of Christian & Cinderella Dawson Eby. Dated abt 1931 at the time of Lafayette's (their youngest child)death . Lafayette stayed with his parents and helped farm the land. In 1876 he is listed as owner on a Benton TWP, Hocking Co. Plot map.
- B. Dawn Eby Quast (71 KB)
Here I am in my serious mode.
- Lafayette Eby(6) and Rover (339 KB)
Lafayette Eby(6) youngest son of Christian and Cinderella Dawson Eby.
- Calvin and Bertha Hoover Eby family photos (951 KB)
A collection of family photos prepared by Lewis G. Eby(9), Jr.
- Cameron Mark Eby (51 KB)
The last (known to me) EBY born in the 20th Century. Can anyone prove me wrong?
- Benton Twp, Hocking Co., Ohio showing Eby lots (1376 KB)
1879 map showing location of several Eby plots of land.
- Explanation of Eby Coat of Arms (167 KB)
Explanation of Eby Coat of Arms as found on the cover of "The History of the Eby Family" by Ezra E. Eby
- Ralph Bowman Ebey and son James Garland Ebey 1912 (11 KB)
Grandfather and father of Mary Bolding
- Eby Coat of Arms from Ezra E. Eby (104 KB)
This is the Eby Coat of Arms found on the cover of "The History of the Eby Family" by Ezra E. Eby
- History of the Eby Family - original 1889 front (441 KB)
Ezra. E. Eby produced in 1889 this book which has been used by researchers for more than 100 years. It does have errors, as all books like this do, but it has been the premier source of information on the Eby family for many years.
- The Aebi Hausmark (Housemark) (96 KB)
In addition to the Coat of Arms found on the cover of "The History of the Eby Family", by Ezra E. Eby this Aebi hausmark is found of the cover of "The George Ebey Family", prepared by George W. P. Ebey(6).
- History of the Eby Family - back cover (380 KB)
Copies of the republished version of this book can be purchased through the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society and Library in Lancaster, Pennsylvania for about $15 US
- Aebi Hausmark in colour and with explanation (116 KB)
The Aebi Hausmark in colour and with a detailed explanation as taken from "The Abee's of North Carolina - Descendants of Andrew Abee", compiled by Charles Moran Abee.
- Who is this man? (320 KB)
I have attached a copy of the photo, full picture taken in Mt Joy, Pa and I am inclined to think that this picture is of John H Eby b/1841, married Leah Reese b/1852 and from the writing, it appears that it was sent to an Elizabeth Eby who was his first daughter b/1871 and married my great grandfather John E Hoover. I came upon the picture from a member of the Hoover family, thus my feeling for the above info. (see other photo - Who is this man - back)
- George Ebey pottery (81 KB)
"There were many potteries operating in Scott County. The Ebeys were among the first and best and continued until at least 1890. In the spring of 1834, George Ebey, with a new wife, moved to Winchester. There, with Thomas Kilpatrick he bought the Robert Harrison pottery in the center of town. After a few years they moved one mile northeast of town and started producing stoneware. In 1855, George Ebey's fame grew as he experimented with drainage tile to convert wet and swampy tracts into productive farm land. Further, the tile kept wet roads passable. In the Civil War, Ebey rented out the business and sent thirteen men (sons, sons-in-laws, hired men, and apprentices) to fight for the Union cause."
- Who is this man? - back (165 KB)
Writing on the back of the photo of the man who may be John H. Eby. If you know who this is please contact Doug Reisinger at firstname.lastname@example.org
- George Ebey pottery text - explanation of pieces (220 KB)
Each of the pieces shown in the photo above is described.
- Jacob Eby clock (415 KB)
Jacob Eby the clockmaker was my great-great-great-grandfather on my paternal side. We think the clock was made circa 1820, but are not absolutely certain of the date. The clock has been passed down in our family from Jacob Eby and eventually to us. Jacob Eby had a daughter, Eliza, who had a son, John Wesley Myers, who had a daughter, Theodosia Myers, who had a son, Frederick Terry, Jr., my father. It made its way through the years from Pennsylvania to Columbus, Ohio to Toledo, Ohio where I remember it in my grandmother's large house. When she sold the house, the clock moved in with us in Maumee, Ohio, a suburb of Toledo. After my father died, my brother and his wife moved the clock to their house in Michigan where it is now. It still keeps accurate time and strikes on the hour.on the face of the clock, under the 12, is written - Jacob Eby, Manheim. The clock is in my brother's house in Bath, Michigan. Submitted by Don Terry