Andreas Peter Eberhardt

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Andreas Peter Eberhardt

  • Birth 8 Feb 1798 Erfurt, Erfurter Stadtkreis, Thüringen, Germany
  • Death 27 Nov 1866 Plymouth, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Burial Plymouth, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Plot Section E, Row 1
  • Memorial ID 42107354

Son of Johann Nicolaus Eberhardt and Anna Margaretha Weissbach. Husband of Juditha Christina Feldrappe. Father of Maria, Michael, Herman, Christina, Anna, Dorthea, Sophia, Heinrich, Auguste and Christine.

Plaque on the side of Andreas and Juditha Eberhardt Monument in Union Cemetery in Plymouth, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin


"Honor thy father and thy mother that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee"

Andreas Peter Eberhardt
Born Feb. 8, 1798 Died Nov. 27, 1866

Juditha Christina Eberhardt
Born Feb. 16, 1797 Died April 28, 1875

Andreas and Juditha Eberhardt immigrated to America in 1849 from Vieselbach, Germany, forced to leave their homeland by the ravishes of war and famine. During three stormy months of crossing the Atlantic Ocean, they ran out of food and had to eat zweibach and drink stale water to survive. They landed in New York, traveled to Detroit, via the Erie Canal and then sailed through the Great Lakes, docking in Sheboygan. While they were sailing cholera broke out on the ship. Their daughter, Anna, contracted the disease but did not die.

Upon arrival in Wisconsin they set up farming in Plymouth, joining their son, Michael and his family, who had come earlier to find farmland for them. True pioneers, their family was among the first families to settle Plymouth; clearing the land, farming between tree stumps, and living among the wild animals and the last of the Indians. Their life was filled with hard work from sunrise to sunset.

They had nine children. During their lifetime two children died in Vieselbach and two died in Plymouth. Their youngest child, Christine, died in 1861 from typhoid fever at age 18 and is buried here beside her parents. A married daughter, Christina Katharina Baack, also died in 1861 from consumption and is also buried in this cemetery along with other family members.

They were strong Christians. They brought their faith in Jesus Christ with them & lived it in their daily lives. They were members of St. John's Lutheran Church in Plymouth.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Hebrews 8:13

(Translation of text on markers.)

Good for you, you landed in a safe harbor which is your Father's house. The storms that touched your heart, God's love will even it out. The struggle was hard and frightful nights. Now you rest peacefully and it is finished.

Oh what blessed sweet hope you started it in our soul. You called loud and told us heaven is open. Now comes my God he laughed happily. Now you call us from distant heights. Don't cry for me we will see each other again.

"Let us remember Who We Were, So We Can Know What We ought to Be"

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  • Created by: Barb Stachowiak
  • Added: 18 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42107354
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Andreas Peter Eberhardt (8 Feb 1798–27 Nov 1866), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42107354, citing Union Cemetery, Plymouth, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Barb Stachowiak (contributor 46948169) .