Johan Martin Ebert was born in the village of Unterampfrach, Ansbach, Bavaria, and immigrated to Pennsylvania on the ship Loyal Judith in 1732 with his parents Anna Margretha and Johann Michael Ebert. In America he was called Martin. He married Eva Barbara Korber April 10, 1749 in Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in York, Pennsylvania. They lived in Manchester Twp. on the Coderus and had nine children there. They joined with the Moravian Group and in 1773 Martin went to Wachovia to buy land. The family moved to the Friedberg, North Carolina, area May 2 1774.