Johannes Eby

Male 1688 - 1745  (57 years)


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  • Name Johannes Eby 
    Nickname John 
    Born 1688  Kraichgau, (Upper Palatinate) Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Feb 1745  Earl, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I519979517  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 28 Oct 2013 

    Father Theodorus or Durst Eby or Aebi, DD,   b. 25 Apr 1663, Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1727, Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Unknown Unknown,   b. 1664, Probably Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1705  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 1687  Kraichgau, (Upper Palatinate) Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F509225104  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1688 - Kraichgau, (Upper Palatinate) Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Feb 1745 - Earl, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Ezra Eby states he was born in 1685 Indiana Emmental, Bern, Switzerland. It has since been proven, by Dieter Eby Newman (2005) that is not so. (166)(194) (See above)

      Ezra Ebys book states John had four daughters, no names given, and was married, but again, no name was given for a wife. This has since been proven incorrect by "The Eby Report" by Groff 1978.

      "There is nothing on any document we have found or know of that suggests that John Eby was married or had any children as Ezra Eby and numerous other Eby historians have reported. His estate was filed by a bond dated 28 Dec 1745/46 before Samuel Blundson, Susan Wright and Rheda Peterson by Peter Eby, Christian Eby and Martin Groff, the father of Peter Ebys second wife Barbara Groff. His inventory tells us that he was engaged in a good sized milling business." --Dawn Eby Quast

      This is also true in Dieter Eby Newmans book, He too could find no indication that Johannes ever married or had children.

      In Ancestry is the following:
      Name: John Eby
      Year: 1729
      Place: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
      Source Publication Code: 926.18
      Primary Immigrant: Eby, John
      Annotation: Date and place of naturalization.
      Source Bibliography: BREITBARD, GAIL. "Naturalizations of Lancaster County German/Swiss in 1729." In The Lost Palatine, no. 6 (1982), pp. 6-7.
    • From "The Eby Report" Volume II, Number 1 The First Four Generations in America by Clyde L Groff and George F Newman, O.S.J.

      Johannes (John) Eby

      We have not clearly established the date or place of birth for John Eby 2, but we believe it to be around 1685, in Emmenthal, Berne, Switzerland. After the death of Durst Eby 1, John Eby 2, purchased from Martin Kendig and Hans Herr the rights for the 307 Acre land tract which was surveyed for his father on October 24, 1724, and made other improvements which allowed him to apply for a patent.

      In 1739, his brother-in-law, Henry Bare passed away and he was appointed executer of his estate and while he was preparing an inventory of this estate and before the patent he had applied for was issued John Eby 2 died and was probably buried in the family plot next to his father Durst Eby !.

      John Eby 2 died Intestate and unmarried. There is nothing on any document we have found or know of that suggests that John Eby @ had any children as Ezra Eby and numerous other Eby historians have reported. His estate was filed by a bond dated December 28, 1745/6 before Samuel Blandon, Susan Wright, and Rheda Paterson by Peter Eby 2?s second wife Barbara Groff. His inventory, which was taken by Peter Soomey, Wolf Nicomer, Martin Grove (Groff) and Samuel Evans, tells us that he was engaged in a good sized milling business.

      The listing of Johannes (John) Eby 2 is essentially as we have reported it in the first volume of ?The Eby Report? with the exception being the correction of a few dates.


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