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 Johannes “John” Ebling

Johannes “John” Ebling

Death 21 Mar 1786 (aged 60)
Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Muhlenberg Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Old section between church & parking lot. Moved from Hinnershitz Cem.
Memorial ID 21372712 · View Source
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Johannes Ebling or Ebeling was the son of Ludwig Or Stadian and Maria Barbara (________) Ebling of Undenheim, Rheinhessen, Hessen-Darmstadt Germany.

Sometime prior to 1748, he married Maria Philpena Yeager or Yager, and they raised a large family of about 16 children.

Johannes Ebeling served in the American Revolution.

Their children were:
Maria Barbara
Anna Catherina
Elisabeth Marie
Ludwick or Ludwig
Jacob G.
Johannus Paulus
Johan Heinrich
Maria Christina
Johannes, Jr.
Anna Marie
Maria Magdalena
Maria Philippina

About the burials:
Their stones are located between the church and the parking lot at Good Shepherd. According to a description of the cemetery, Hinnershitz and Good Shepherd are the same graveyard (although slightly different information was received from the church which does not manage the burials).

A descendant named "Fred" reports that Johannes and his wife were originally interred in the family graveyard located on Johannes Eblings land in what was then Alsace Twp and now Muhlenberg Twp., in an area known as South Temple. William Sharp the developer of South Temple petitioned the courts to have the burials moved. Permission was granted on January 30, 1925 and the remains and markers were moved to Hinnershitz.

Comments from Thomas Ebling:
Johannes Ebling & Maria Phillipina Yaeger/Jäger, most likely married sometime
before 1751. For Johannes Ebling did not come to America until 17 October 1749, on the ship "Dragon", his name is given as "Johannes Eberle" (number 58 on the ship manifest. See “The American Genealogist”, Oct 2001 edition, under the article called “THE GERMAN ORIGIN OF JOHANNES1 EBLING OF BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA”, by Patricia Law Hatcher.

From Thomas Gary Ebling:
Johannes Ebling's mother, Maria Barbara (1697-1785) was originally buried at the Ebling-Bernhardt private cemetery (Berks Co., PA). In 1925, all the remains and markers were moved to Hinnershitz (Good Shepherd Cemetery). According to Patricia Law Hatcher (a well respected genealogist), and author of "THE GERMAN ORIGINS OF JOHANNES EBLING OF BERKS COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA" (The American Genealogist, Oct. 2001). She states in this article that Maria Barbara's headstone was apparently destroyed prior to or during the move to Hinnershitz (Good Shepherd Cemetery).


Hier ruhet Johannes Ebling - War geboren den 20ten August 1725 und starb den
21ten Marz 1787 und zuegte mit seiner Ehefrau Maria Philbina 16 Kinder - War alt
61 Jahre 7 Monat u 1 Tag"

Here rests John Ebling - Was born on 20th August 1725 and died
the 21th March 1787 and [zuegte ?] with his wife Maria Philbina 16 children -
age was 61 years 7 months 1 days

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  • Added: 5 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21372712
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Johannes “John” Ebling (20 Aug 1725–21 Mar 1786), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21372712, citing Good Shepherd Cemetery, Muhlenberg Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Mary Harrell-Sesniak (contributor 46488639) .