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Veronica Witwer Eby
Birth: Aug. 5, 1798
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 27, 1891
Washington County
Maryland, USA

Herald of Truth, Vol. XXVIII, No. 5, March 1, 1891, pages 76, 77:
"OUR MOTHER. Sister Veronica Eby, relict of the late Pre. Benjamin Eby, died January 27th, 1891, at the residence of her son-in-law, Pre. Jacob Risser, near State Line, aged 92 years 5 months and 22 days. She was confined to her bed only about three weeks, and up to the last hour she was conscious, and bright. She possessed remarkable faculties for one of her age, her strength not failing her until she was confined to her bed, and her intellect remaining keen and perceptive almost to the last breath. Her maiden name was Witmer [si). She was married to the late Pre. Benjamin Eby, February 18th, 1823, in Lancaster Co., Pa., removing thence in 1866 to Washington Co., Md., and residing here continuously since then. She was an affectionate wife, a kind mother and a devout Christian. She manifested a strong faith in her Savior, and a bright hope in the life to come. She often expressed a desire to depart this life and to be with Christ which is far better, yet she never murmured a word, but was in all her afflictions, always resigned to the will of God. For sixty-seven years she was a consistent and beloved member of the Mennonite church. Three sons and one daughter, Jonas W., Christian W., and Isaac W. Eby, and Fannie Risser, with whom she made her home, in addition to a large relationship, survive her, and share the condolence of the community. A sad thing it was to lay away in the dust of the earth one so much beloved. But she tarried so long that the years of separation can be few, at the most, for either, and will doubtless be very brief for some. The funeral, which was largely attended, took place on the 30th of January, at Reiff's Mennonite church. Services by Adam Bear, in English, and Michael Horst, in German." 
 
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 Parents:
  Jonas Witwer (1763 - 1845)
  Veronica Reiff Witwer (1763 - 1842)
 
 Spouse:
  Benjamin Eby (1797 - 1866)
 
 Children:
  Jonas W. Eby (1823 - 1907)*
  Christian W. Eby (1826 - 1904)*
  Sem W Eby (1829 - 1832)*
  Fannie Eby Risser (1832 - 1912)*
  Benjamin W. Eby (1835 - 1868)*
 
 Siblings:
  Maria Witwer Weber (1785 - 1872)*
  Susanna Witwer Bucher (1787 - 1867)*
  Sam Witwer (1791 - 1814)*
  Jonas Witwer (1794 - 1822)*
  Veronica Witwer Eby (1798 - 1891)
  John Witwer (1801 - 1881)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
VERONICA
Wife of
BENJAMIN EBY
Born Aug. 5, 1798
Died Jan. 27, 1891
Aged 92 Yrs. 5 Mos.
and 22 Das.
 
Burial:
Reiff Mennonite Church Cemetery
Cearfoss
Washington County
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: Denise Witwer Lahr
Record added: Feb 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66168382
Veronica <i>Witwer</i> Eby
Added by: Denise Witwer Lahr
 
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