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John David Eberhard
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Birth: Aug. 5, 1802
Northumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 1866
Colon
St. Joseph County
Michigan, USA

According to "St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Reformed Church, Black Oak Ridge (West Beaver), Snyder County, Pennsylvania, Parish Records, 1798-1857". John David was born August 17, 1802: "Date of Birth: August 17, 1802; Date of Baptism: October 3, 1802; Name: David; Parents: Philip Everhart and wife Elizabeth; Name of Sponsor: David Eberhart,single."

John David Eberhard, son of Elizabeth Catherine (Gentzel) and Philip Eberhard, married first Christenia Wise in 1830 in Ohio (Marion Co., OH, Marriage Records, Vol. 1-4, 1824-1869, LDS film #384239: "David Eberhardt(sic) and Christena Wise, license issued March 26, 1830, no return."
(Note: "No return" means the couple married elsewhere.)
Christenia died in August of 1838 in St. Joseph County, MI. Her stone reads, "Christenia, wife of John D. Eberhard, died Aug 1838, aged 25 years." He married second Sarah (Smith) Winchell, daughter of Barbara (Rnitzing) and Zophnes Smith, December 12, 1839, in Porter Township, Cass County, MI (Cass Co., MI, Marriage Records, recorded & filed March 20, 1840). Sarah's first marriage was to William Barney Winchell, who died in 1839 in LaPorte County, IN.

Children of Christenia (Wise) and John David Eberhard are Miara Elizabeth (married George Weeks Teller), Joshua George Washington (married Louisa J. Jones), and Barbara Anna (married Isaac Parker, Jr).

Children of Sarah (Smith) Winchell and John David Eberhard are Martin Luther, Calvin Zopher, Apolion Augustus, Jefferson Boneparte, Lewis Philip, Lazarus D., Robert Psalter, B. Franklin, Ida Lovina, and Francis Marion.

John David Eberhard was a very influential and well respected man in his community. He donated land for a church, a school, and South Colon Cemetery, formerly called the Eberhard Cemetery. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Christena Wise Eberhard (1813 - 1838)
  Sarah Smith Eberhard (1820 - 1900)
 
 Children:
  Infant Eberhard*
  Miara Elizabeth Eberhard Teller (1831 - 1909)*
  Joshua George Washington Eberhard (1832 - 1912)*
  Barbara Anna Eberhard Parker (1834 - 1922)*
  Calvin Zopher Eberhard (1842 - 1899)*
  Lazarus D. Eberhard (1850 - 1900)*
  Robert P. Eberhard (1853 - 1933)*
  B. Franklin Eberhard (1856 - 1940)*
  Ida Lavina Eberhard Ware (1858 - 1927)*
  Francis M. Eberhard (1861 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
John D. Eberhard, born Aug 5, 1802, died Sept 11, 1866
 
Note: Birth date, Aug 5, is clear on the stone but incorrect. See bio.
 
Burial:
South Colon Cemetery
Colon
St. Joseph County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Sandra Elizabeth Miller
Record added: Jun 29, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113088032
John David Eberhard
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John David Eberhard
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John David Eberhard
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