Peter Eby

Male Abt 1690 - 1749  (~ 59 years)


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  • Name Peter Eby 
    Born Abt 1690  Kraichgau, (Upper Palatinate) Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 05 May 1749  Earl, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Eby Homestead Cemetery Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I519979926  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2014 

    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

    Family 1 Anna Meylin or Mylin,   b. 1691, Probably Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1739, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 1720  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Christian Eby,   b. 1720, Earl, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1805, Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Jacob Eby,   b. 18 Jul 1728, Earl, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1794, Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. Peter Meylin Eby,   b. 1730, Earl, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Sep 1794, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     4. Henry Heinrich Eby,   b. 1733, Earl, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Nov 1806, Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. Abraham Eby,   b. 24 Nov 1735, Earl, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jan 1815, Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     6. Isaac Eby,   b. 1737, Earl, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1767, Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     7. Barbara Eby,   b. 1739, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F509691915  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Barbara Groff,   b. 1719, Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1761  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 1740 
    Children 
     1. Anne Eby,   b. 28 Dec 1741, Earl, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Mar 1821  (Age 79 years)
     2. Dorst Eby,   b. Abt 1743, Earl, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1815  (Age ~ 72 years)
     3. John Eby,   b. 1745, Earl, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1815, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Martin Eby,   b. 1747, Earl, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1815  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F547023058  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1690 - Kraichgau, (Upper Palatinate) Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1720 - Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 05 May 1749 - Earl, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Eby Homestead Cemetery Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Ezra Eby states he was born in Emmental, Bern, Switzerland abt 1690.
      Dieter Eby Newman states the above: (166)(200)

      Found in Ancestry:
      Name: Peter Eby
      Gender: male
      Birth Place: SZ
      Birth Year: 1690
      Spouse Name: Anna Meylin
      Spouse
      Birth Place: SZ
      Spouse Birth Year: 1699
      Marriage
      Year: 1719
      Marriage State: PA
      Number Pages: 1

      Also found was the following:
      Name: Peter Eby
      Year: 1719
      Place: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
      Source Publication Code: 7820
      Primary Immigrant: Eby, Peter
      Annotation: An index by Marvin V. Koger, Index to the Names of 30,000 Immigrants...Supplementing the Rupp, Ship Load Volume, 1935, 232p. is inferior to Wecken's index in the third edition (above). Page 449 contains "Names of the First Palatines in North Carolina, as Early as 1709 and 1710"; and pages 449-451 contain "Names of Males, Salzburgers, Settled in Georgia, 1734-1741." Contrary to some opinions, this work by Rupp does not duplicate nos. 9041-9042 by Strassburger, although there are thousands of names which are duplicates. Strassburger's work, however, is more accurate and more reliable than Rupp's. See also no. 9330, Urlsperger. The Salzburgers mentioned above were immigrants from Salzburg, Austria.
      Source Bibliography: RUPP, ISRAEL DANIEL. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776, with a Statement of the Names of Ships, Whence They Sailed, and the Date of Their Arrival at Philadelphia, Chronologically Arranged, Together with the Necessary Historical and Other Notes, also, an Appendix Containing Lists of More Than One Thousand German and French Names in New York prior to 1712. Leipzig [Germany]: Degener & Co., 1931. 478, 89p. Reprint of the 2nd revised and enlarged ed., 1876, with index from 3rd ed. by Ernst Wecken, 1931, and added index of ships. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985. 583p.

      Also found was the following:
      Name: Peter Eby
      Year: 1729
      Place: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
      Source Publication Code: 926.18
      Primary Immigrant: Eby, Peter
      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.

      Also found in Ancestry is the following:
      Name: Peter Eby
      Year: 1618-1718
      Place: Pennsylvania
      Source Publication Code: 7204
      Primary Immigrant: Eby, Peter
      Annotation: Date and port of arrival or date and place of first mention in the New World. Other genealogical and historical information is also provided.
      Source Bibliography: REAMAN, GEORGE ELMORE. The Trail of the Huguenots in Europe, the United States, South Africa and Canada. London: Frederick Muller Ltd., 1963. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1972.
      Page: 278


      Page: 438
    • 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.

      Peter Eby 2

      Records indicate that Peter Eby 2 was born in ca. 1690, in Emmenthal, Berne, Switzerland and although this in nor documented, it seems to fit. He did not come to America in 1717, but came a few years later in 1719, where he is listed in Rupp?s on page 438. His marriage to Anna Meylin, a daughter of Martin myelin took place about 1720 and he had a family of at least seven children by this first marriage. His residence was in or near the house on the mill property where he was actively engaged as a miller. Anna Meylin seems to have passed away about 1739 as we now that in 1740 he took a second wife by the name of Barbara Groff who was the daughter of Martin Groff.

      The only one of the five sons of Durst Eby 1, to die testate that we found was Peter Eby 2, who made his Last Will on August 7, 1748, in the presence of Christian Eby 2, Henry Shaver and James Love. There is no exact date of Peter Eby 2?s death, but we believe it was in the year 1750 and that he was almost certainly buried on the mill property with his father and brothers. We do know that on December 13, 1750, Barbara Ebey, widow of said Peter Eby 2, called late miller of Earl Township, was already married to Dewalt Litchey. It appears that almost five years passed form time of Peter Eby 2?s death until the Letters of Affirmation were filed at the Lancaster Court House. On December 11, 1754 Henry Shaver swore that he witnessed the writing of Peter Eby 2?s will of Peter Eby 2, of Earl Township.

      The best list of children our research found for Peter Eby 2 was dated January 1, 1768 and is found in Deed 3G-731, which is a release to Benjamin Owen; by Christian Eby 3, Jacob Eby 3, Henry Eby 3, Peter Eby 3, Abraham Eby 3, Barbara Eby 3 married to John Bender, Anne Eby 3 married to John Heller, Dorst Eby 3, Martin Eby 3, and John Eby 3. It appears that Isaac Eby 3, another son of Peter Eby 2, was dead by the time this transaction took place.

      The line of Peter Eby 2 has been greatly expanded since we have published our first two volumes. We have now given many new Eby lines to trace to in this section, as well as, the names of wives and clarification of dates. This is the first real assembly of this family in print and we are very proud of this achievement. Included in the assembly is the line of Andrew Eby 4 and Barbara, his wife, the progenitors of the Abee family if North Carolina.
    • From the Ladd Family:

      Records indicate that Peter Eby(2), was born in ca. 1690, Emmenthal, Berne, Switzerland, and although this is not documented, it seems to fit. He did not come to America in 1717, but came a few years later in 1719, where he is listed in Rupp's on page 438. His marriage to Anna Meylin, a daughter of Martin Meylin took place about 1720 and he had a family of at least seven children by his first marriage. His residence was in or near the house on the mill property where he was actively engaged as a miller. Anna Meylin seems to have passed away about 1739 as we know that in 1740 he took a second wife by the name of Barbara Groff, who was a daughter of Martin Groff.

      The only one of the five sons of Durst Eby(1), to die testate that we found was Peter Eby(2), who made his Last Will on August 7, 1748, the presence of Christian Eby(2), Henry Shaver and James Love. There is no exact date of Peter Eby(2)'s death, but we believe it was in the year 1750 and the he was almost certainly buried on the mill property with his father and brothers. We do know that on December 13, 1750, Barbara Ebey, widow of said Peter Eby(2), called late miller of Earl Township, was already married to Dewalt Lichty. It appears that almost five years passed from the time of Peter Eby(2)'s death until the Letters of Affirmation were filed at the Lancaster Court House. On Dec. 11, 1754, Henry Shaver swore that he witnessed the writing of Peter Eby(2)'s Will and Christian Eby(2) also signed as a witness. Then on March 4, 1755, James Love swore to the fact that he witnessed the signing of the Will of Peter Ebey(2), of Earl Township.

      The best list of children our research found for Peter Eby(2) was dated Jan 1, 1768, and is found in Deed 3G-731, which is a release to Benjamin Owen: by Christian Eby, Jacob Eby, Henry Eby, Peter Eby, Abraham Eby, Barbara Eby married to John Bender, Anne Eby married to John Heller, Dorst Eby, Martin Eby, and John Eby. It appears that Isaac Eby, another son of Peter Eby(2), was dead by the time this transaction took place.

      The line of Peter Eby(2), has been greatly expanded since we have published out first two volumes. We have now given many new Eby lines to trace to in this section, as well as, the names of wives and clarification of dates. This is the first real assembly of this family in print are we are very proud of this achievement. Included in the assembly is the line of Andrew Eby, and Barbara, his wife, the progenitors of the Abee family in North Carolina. Groff (1978)

      Records indicate that he was living in or near the house on the mill property, and that he was actively engaged as a miller. He was also naturalized as a British subject with his brother John Eby, on Oct. 14, 1729. - JE and MPB

      Peter's father-in-law, Martin Meylin is credited with development of the Pennsylvania rifle - Joane Eby

      < William Parsons, Conrad Weiser, George Swope and James Whitehill, Esquires, Justices.

      Jacob Eby, one of the sons of Peter Eby, chuses Abraham Bare as Guardian. Peter Eby, one of the sons of Peter Eby chuses Michael Sharer as Guardian. Abraham Bare and Michael Sharer appointed Guardians over Henry, Isaac, Barbara, and Ann Eby, minor and younger children of Peter
      Eby, deceased.>>

      In spite of the spelling, I am sure this is them again:

      << Fifth March, 1755: Upon petition of Jacob Abey, second Son of Peter Abey, deceased, setting forth that the said Peter Abey devised a part of his Real Estate but as to the other part died Intestate. And prayed the Court to appoint Persons to Value the Real Estate. That the Petitioner may (if his eldest Brother will not) on payment of the respective Shares of the other Children hold the Land of which his Father died Intestate. It is Ordered that Emanual Carpenter, Christian Wenger, Gabriel Carpenter, George Line, Richard Owen and Jone (sic) Bare do Value and appraise the Real Estate. Whereas it is further set forth in the said Petition that the said Peter Eaby, deceased, directed a part of his Real Estate to be appraised which he devised to his son Christian and praying it might be appraised. It is Ordered that Emanuel Carpenter, Christian Wenger, Gabriel Carpenter, George Line, Richard Owen, and John Bare do Value and appraise the same.>>

      And finally:

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      Immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776: A List of unmarried men, who arrived at Bethlehem, September 14th, 1753 - Peter Eby ,
      Miller


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