JOHN D. EBY                                         GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

Pleasanton Observer-Enterprise, Thursday, May 1, 1913

Died:  Apr. 26, 1913




Another Linn County Pioneer Summoned

to Final Reward.


  J. D. Eby, since 1886, a most worthy citizen of Potosi township, died at his home in this place Saturday morning at 5:20 o’clock, from an attack of paralysis, which strickened him while milking the morning previous.  Funeral services were held at the late residence Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, conducted by Rev. McProud, after which the remains were conveyed to and tenderly laid to rest in the Pleasanton cemetery.

  John Dorman Eby was born August 23, 1831, in Haucking county, Ohio.  While a small boy he removed with his parents to Stark county, Ill. where he grew to maturity.  At the breaking out of the civil war he enlisted in company K, 47th Illinois, serving a year and a half.  At the battle of Corinth he was wounded three times, which disabled him for further service, and he was discharged  December 24th, 1865.  He was married to Miss Susan Barby, of Peoria county, Ill.  To this union three children were born, two dying in infancy.

Soon after his marriage he moved to Peoria county, where he resided until 1886, when he came to Linn county, locating on a farm southwest of Pleasanton four miles, where he continued to reside until about three years ago, when he moved to Pleasanton.

  Deceased leaves his life’s companion his only child, Mrs. Chas. Perry, of this city, and a host of friends to mourn his taking away.  The bereaved wife and daughter have the heartfelt sympathy of the people of this community who knew the sterling integrity and honorable live of “Uncle” John Eby.