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January 3, 2009, updated 1900 census transcription.
June 13, 2008, added Daniel Ebert's signature.
January 12, 2008, added Harley H. Ebert.
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August 14, 2006, added detail from Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls for Daniel; corrected Gabe's full name, added his birth date.
HANCOCK COUNTY, ILLINOIS
| DANIEL EBERT
|ELIZABETH ANN SIBERT
|Author - Marcia Farina|
Uncle Daniel Ebert was stricken Wednesday with strangulated hernia. The condition of the roads made a trip to a hospital impossible and no medical help could be summoned.
Dr. Bouseman operated very skillfully himself. Mrs. Bouseman administered the anesthetic and H. G. Seibert and L. E. Foote assisted. Mr. Ebert came through the operation all right. The outcome is very hopeful and such heroic measures will surely be rewarded by his complete restoration.
The photograph above accompanied this news item.
Mr. Daniel Ebert, of Fountain Green, who was operated on by Dr. A. W. Bouseman, on the 31st day of March, last, for a strangulated hernia, is doing fine, considering his age, general condition, and lack of hospital facilities, which means lots of vitality, and resisting power, thus, we feel sure of his recovery again. Mr. Ebert is a man who has always been full of pep, early to bed, and early to rise; ready any time to give the Two-step, but not the Charleston. At this writing there is no temperature, pulse normal, good appetite good. We sincererly hope to continue giving you good reports.
In connection with the above mentioned operation, Mr. Ebert was operated on at the St. Francis hospital, by Dr. Bacon of Macomb, the 25th day of April, 1911, and again on the 5th day of June, 1911, he was taken back to the same hospital, where the same surgeon operated on the 12th day of June. After which he enjoyed good health, after his recovery, until about two or three months ago, it was noticed by his friends, a slight decline in health.
On the 24th day of December, 1863 he was again enrolled as sergeant under Captain Rufus Rose, to serve two years and was again discharged August 9, 1865 at Springfield by reason of War Department.
On September 1, 1864 Mr. Ebert was appointed third sergeant in Company K of the 51st Regiment of the Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and was to rank from thence on as to be discharged from the duty of the third sergeant by doing and performing all manner of things belonging. This promotion was given by A. M. Tilton, Captain of the 51st Regiment and commanding officer A. W., May 1st, lieutenant.
"Soldier sleep thy warfare o'er. Sleep the sleep that knows no waking until the resurrection day."
Daniel Ebert, a veteran of the Civil war, and a valiant soldier of the cross answered the call of the Great Commander, on the morning of May 10th, 1926, aged 84 years, 11 months and 14 days.
Time had lightly touched this grand old man who, with mental an physical forces unabated, has long continued hale and hearty in spite of advancing years. He had in mid-life successfully battled with serious sickness, but it was not until recent months that signs of weakness became evident and an old trouble seemed to menace. In the early spring a very sudden and very violent seizure made necessary immediate surgical aid. At the time when it appeared his hours were numbered, he passed through the operation which was very sucessfully and skillfully performed and promised good results. Mr. Ebert rallied promptly, and during the weeks which followed, seemingly responded to the trained and tender care with which he was constantly surrounded. Hope but lately gave place to fear as his vitality appeared to lessen, but later waned rapidly until the summons came.
Daniel Ebert was a native of Cumberland Co. Penn. where he was born May 26th, 1841. He was the son of Philip and Mary Ebert, of whose family of twelve children there remain Mrs. Sophia Goldsberry of Lombard, Ill., Mrs. Jennie Long of Farragut, Iowa. Mr. Ebert emigrated westward in early manhood locating near Fountain Green, Ill.
On Feb. 7, 1867 he was united in marriage to Fannie George. Of the six children born to them, there survive Mrs. Leah Massingill of Salt Lake City, Utah, Mrs. Etta Long and Mrs. Gussie Miller of this community. The wife and mother passed away in 1877 and Mr. Ebert was again married to Betty Ann Sibert. Five children blessed their union of whom remain Guy of Fountain Green, Gabe of Elvaston and Mrs. Mae Lenix of near Carthage.
There are also ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Mr. Ebert was again bereft of a faithful companion who was called to her reward March 1st, 1892 and in 1893 married Sarah Dennison who survives him.
When the country called her loyal sons to preserve the Union, Mr. Ebert was prompt to respond and when twenty-one years of age was enlisted as private in the 51st regiment of Ill. Infantry. He holds a war record of which his family are justly proud. Merited promotion came as he faithfully followed the flag facing danger and death in its defense. He held his place in the ranks until he received honorable discharge at the close of the conflict. Of the nearly two hundred volunteers from this community he was the last remaining in this township.
As a private citizen, Mr. Ebert's life was above reproach. He lived well and worthily. His years marked by fidelity to God and man, and he has ever held the esteem and confidence of all good people. He, at different times served the public officially and creditably. He was converted in early manhood and was for many years a pillar in the M. E. church and was later upon the recommendation of Rev. Branic was transferred to Presbyterian church.
His comfortable cottage home in Fountain Green, where he located after the active duties of the farm were no longer followed, has been a favorite rallying place for kindred and friends. His last days have been blessed and brightened by the devotion of his children and his children's children who were ever most kind and constant in their expressed love and loyalty to this aged parent, never failing to gather annually in honor of his natal day, making it a time of gladness and good cheer. Very happily he journeyed toward the sunset gates of life, and at the last, after a brief time of rest from active labors and with little of pain and suffering he passed on to receive the reward of one who had "fought the good fight of faith."
Fond memory brings it back,
His deeds of love so freely given
Are strewn across his track.
In this vain world of tears,
Will be to us our guiding star,
Funeral services were held at Majorville at 11 a. m. Wednesday, May 12 conducted by Rev. F. M. Branic. Interment was in Majorville cemetery.
We thank the neighbors and friends for their many acts of kindness during the sickness and death of our dear husband and father.
|Daniel Ebert's parents were Philip Ebert and Mary A. Slaybaugh.
Daniel's first wife was Fannie George, born July 21, 1848 (date calculated from tombstone inscription), in Virginia. She was the daughter of John and Catharine George, both originally from Germany.
Daniel and Fannie were married by Rev. Thomas M. Walker, the Presbyterian minister from Fountain Green, on February 7, 1867. Marriage Documents
Fannie died June 2, 1877, and was buried at Friendship Cemetery, McDonough County, Illinois. Also buried there are infant sons (no names or dates) of D. and F. Ebert.
The children of Daniel Ebert and Fannie George were:
Elizabeth Ann Sibert, known as Betsy and Betty, was born June 29, 1852, in Ross County, Ohio. She died March 1, 1892, at the Ebert home in Fountain Green Township and was buried at Majorville Cemetery. Her obituary stated that she and Daniel had seven children; we can account for the five mentioned in Daniel's obituary.
The known children of Daniel Ebert and Elizabeth Ann Sibert were:
Sarah Denison was born August 10, 1841, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of John B. Denison and Leah Hycus. Sarah died April 13, 1928, at Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois, and was buried at Majorville Cemetery.
There were no children born to Daniel and Sarah.
enumerated November 2, 1850, dwelling #1146
Philip Ebert, 40, male, farmer, born PA
enumerated July 24, 1860, dwelling #3291
Philip Ebert, 50, male, farmer, value of real estate 3000, value of personal estate 500, born PA
enumerated June 27, 1870, dwelling #19
[near John and Catharine George, Fanny's parents]
Ebats, Daniel, 24, male, white, farmer, value of personal estate 800, born PA, male citizen of the U.S. aged 21 or more
enumerated June 7, 1880, dwelling #41
Ebbert, Daniel, white, male, 39, married, farmer, born PA, both parents born PA
page 108A, enumerated June 2, 1900, dwelling #14
Ebert, Danial, head, white, male, May 1841, 59, married for 7 years, born PA, both parents born PA, retired farmer, months not employed - 12, could read, write and speak English, owned his home free of mortgage
Seriah, wife, white, female, Aug 1841, 58, married for 7 years; mother of 3 children, all living; born PA, both parents born PA, could read, write and speak English
Gabrel, son, white, male, July 1881, 18, single, born IL, both parents born PA, day laborer, months not employed - 6, could read, write and speak English
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Ebert, Ella P, daughter, white, female, Jan 1883, 17, single, born IL, both parents born PA, at school for 9 months, could read, write and speak English
May, daughter, white, female, Mar 1890, 10, single, born IL, both parents born PA, at school for 9 months, could read, write and speak English
enumerated April 29-30, 1910, dwelling #213
Ebert, Daniel, head, male, white, 69, married (3rd) for 17 years, born PA, both parents born PA, spoke English, own income, could read and write, owned his home free of mortgage, whether a survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy - UA
Sara, wife, female, white, 69, married (1st) for 17 years, mother of 0 children, born PA, both parents born PA, spoke English, could read and write
Gabe, son, male, white, 29, single, born IL, both parents born PA, spoke English, clerk, ten cent store, employee, whether out of work on April 15, 1910 - no, number of weeks out of work during 1909 - 0, could read and write
enumerated January 20, 1920, dwelling #221, farm
Ebert, Daniel, head, owned his home free of mortgage, male, white, 78, married, could read and write, born PA, both parents born PA, spoke English, [no occupation shown]
Sarah, wife, female, white, 78, married, could read and write, born PA, both parents born PA, spoke English
Annie, sister, female, white, 65, widow, could read and write, born PA, both parents born PA, spoke English