Contributed by Mary
of St. Petersburg, Fla.,
This shall be my
funeral text: “Weep not for me, but for yourselves and children.”
This was translated
from the old Bible into the new on January
27, 1885. I bought the old
Bible in the year 1858.
The new Bible I bought in the year 1882. During that winter I worked for it on the Atlantic
and Chicago Railroad.
Linus Eberhard, was born on September
16, 1833 in Bietenhausen Oberam Haigerlock Hohenzothern Sigmavingen Kingdom
of Prussia. I immigrated to America
in the year 1852 when I was 19 years old.
I worked two years in Tuscarawas County,
Ohio, as a stone mason. In March 1853 I went to the state of Indiana,
with my brother’s horse, therefore rode the whole way to Huntington
where I bought 40 acres of land in Wabash
County on the Wabash
and Huntington County
line. I was on the forty acres for five
years, then moved to Huntington
County, again on to virgin soil
1860 where I am still living. My wife, Elizabeth nee Ade was born July 27, 1834 in Tuscarawas
County, Ohio. We were married Oct. 7, 1858 by
Paster Galster in Dallas
County, Indiana. We had nine children, five boys and four
girls, who are all living. There were:
Louisa, b. Sept. 15, 1859, in Wabash Co., Indiana
(d. Oct. 2, 1937)
Christina Catherine, b. June 6, 1861 Huntington Co., Ind.
(d. April 7, 1923)
John George, b. May 28, 1863 (d. 1923)
Emanuel, b. Nov. 26, 1864
Lydia Marie, b. Nov. 20,
William Frederick, b. Jan 4, 1868 (d. 1933)
b. Sept. 21, 1869 (d. 1947)
Jacob Henry, b. Dec. 17, 1871 (d. Apr.
27, 1894) (In English translation in the Bible it is Henry
Simon Franklin, b. Oct. 29, 1876 (d. Oct. 5, 1955) (Changed name to Samuel