|Birth: ||Aug. 5, 1802|
|Death: ||Sep. 11, 1866|
St. Joseph County
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). They are all listed below on this Memorial.
Children of Sarah (Smith) Winchell and John David Eberhard are Martin Luther, Calvin Zopher, Apolion Augustus, Jefferson Bonepart, Lewis Philip, Lazarus D., Robert Psalter, B. Franklin, Ida Lovina, and Francis Marion. Four of these children are not listed below on this Memorial, but all may be buried at South Colon Cemetery. Births, deaths, and full names are taken from the John D. and Sarah (Smith) Eberhard Family Bible, the record of Sarah (Smith) Winchell Eberhard, which is held by Ms. Vivian A. Fennell, Fulton, MI, who purchased (we should say, "saved") the Bible some years ago at a yard sale in Colon, MI! The four children are the following:
MARTIN LUTHER (November 16, 1849-Abt. 1873), married Lydia Ann Ware (Abt.1847-Jan.1873). For further information, see the Memorial for their daughter, Mary Elesta (Eberhard) Swihart. buried at South Colon.
APOLION AUGUSTUS (March 11, 1844-May 4, 1850), buried at South Colon under the name, Napolien Eberhard, 1844-1950.
JEFFERSON BONAPART (Nov. 7, 1845-July 29, 1856) buried at South Colon under the name, Jefferson Eberhard, 1845-1856.
LEWIS PHILIP (June 29, 1848-May 3, 1924), buried at South Colon under the name, Louis Philip Eberhard, 1848-1924. Lewis married Lovina Adell "Dell"Wagner (Feb. 6, 1857-Dec. 26, 1890) on Feb.20, 1876, in Colon.
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.
Christena Wise Eberhard (1813 - 1838)
Sarah Smith Eberhard (1820 - 1900)
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)*
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.
South Colon Cemetery
St. Joseph County
Created by: Sandra Elizabeth Miller
Record added: Jun 29, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113088032