Johan Adam Ebert

Johan Adam Ebert
circa 1858, Philadelphia

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Ebert Geneaology

Here is my lineage:

Johann Melchior Ebert  m  Anna Katharina Hachtel

Georg Michael Ebert   m   Eva Barbara Muendlein

Johann Adam Ebert  m  Verena Bosshard

Frederick John Ebert   m   Catherine Kugel

Mildred V Ebert married Frederick Conrad
Frederick, Harold, Marjory and Donald m Barbara Ward Phipps
                                      Carole and Donald II

Furniture World 1919

A. H. Arons will show all of his Hickory, N. C, lines at the coming exposition, October 13, and also the Ebert Furniture Co. products of Red Lion, Pa., which he recently added to his previous lines. Mr. Arons will be located on the fifth floor of the Grand Central Palace during the exposition.

Red Lion Cemetary

Interred at the Red Lion Cemetary are the remains of John Adam Ebert, his wife, children and grand children.  John and several of his children were buried in the German Lutheran cemetery in Philadelphia.  Around 1968, the cemetery was going to be closed and developed.  Letter's were sent out to the reamining living families.  The remains of John Adam and his children were transfered to Red Lion about this time.  However, John's brother George's remains were relocated to another Philadelphia cemetary.  Catherine Ebert's grandparents were relocated to Phoenixville, PA.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

V. Ebert Catalogue, 1901

This copy is found at the Red Lion Historical Museum.  I took the pictures pre-digital.  John Ebert's wife was named Verena (Bosshard) and we believe that when he passed away she became the owner.  Now that some of the issues of the Philadelphia Record are on online, I might be able to find out more information:

Ebert Factory, Red Lion, 2001

Ebert Factory Sign

Here is picture of the Ebert sign used in Red Lion.

Ebert Construction 1917

Here is another picture.  It has no date but it was probably taken in late spring or early summer 1917.

The Ebert Furniture Factory in Red Lion

Here  is a picture during the construction of the Factory dated March 17, 1917.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Church Records from Oberstetten

Here is the email from Tobias Schneider from Oberstetten.  Many Thanks!!
Dear Mr. Conrad!
I've checked the church register books for more information about Your grand-grand-grandfather.
I found an entry, scanned it and attached it to this Email in high resolution.
The biggest problem with this entry is the scripture. It's an old scripture in a bad handwriting and I'm not able to read a lot of it.
The whole entry is from the family register regarding the father and mother of Johann Adam Ebert. At the top of the page You can find the parents, the day of marriage and their death (for Eva Barbara it's february 18th, 1851)
The note with the hash key in the middle is about the emigration. I can decode "New York" at the beginning of line three and at the end "City New York im Staat New York (in the State New York)".
At the bottom of the page is a list of the children belonging to the family of Georg Michael Ebert (sen.). The former pastor scratched the names of Johann Georg, Georg Michael (?), Johann Adam and Lina Barbara. Probably this means that they emigrated and did not belong to the pastors parish anymore.
The other children died a few days after their birth (see last column "Tod"= Death).
The notes behind Johann Georg and Johann Adam say: "1852 nach amerika ausgewandert" = emigrated to america in 1852 (but i'm not quite sure about the last digit of the year, someone added a clearly written 1852 later)
Behind Georg Michael (jun.) there is also the word "ausgewandert" = emigrated, but I can't read the rest.
That's all I can say, maybe You're able to find someone to decode more of the notes.
Best regards,
Tobias Schneider

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Email to the Pfarrer church in Oberstetten

I sent a poorly written email in German to the Pfarrer in Oberstetten with the blog address.  Hopefully, this will open a new avenue of information.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pictures of Oberstetten, Courtesy of Wikipedia

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The former district´s bureau in Oberstetten

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The door of the former district´s bureau in Oberstetten.

Oberstetten St. Bonifatius-Kirche

The is a link to the church web site in Oberstetten.  Families were buried in the church yard and with in 50 years the church would remove the remains in order to make room for new burials.  In 1927, Frederick Ebert visited Oberstetten and was told the remains of his Grand parents were no longer at the cemetary.  You will notice the church is visible on the post cards from 1927:

Link to Niederstetten/Oberstetten, Germany

Here is a link to Niederstetten/Oberstetten Germany.  Sorry, it is in German!:

Here is the german information on Oberstetten.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Ebert Dining Table with Chairs

From Chris North:

Ebert Breakfront

From Chris North:

Ebert Furniture Fire, Philadelphia, 1883

Ebert Furniture Fire 1883:  Here is a link to the Philadelphia Record, June 6th, 1883 about a fire which destroyed the factory.  It was the second fire to devestate the business in two years. Scroll down and you will see the article.

Ebert Move to Red Lion, 1917

From the Furniture Worker, October 1917:

Ebert Plant Removes to Red Lion, Pa.

The Ebert Furniture Co. have sent out cards announcing that their new plant at Red Lion, Pa., will be completed about January 1st and that they have already moved into their new offices in that city. The new plant will be one of the most modern plants in the state, being so arranged that the company will be able to give prompt and efficient service to its patrons.


I have received many emails over the past several years with questions on the value of a particular piece.  I need to clarify that I am not qualified to make an appraisal on any piece of furniture.  I wish I could be more help in that department.  However, please keep sending in photos of your furniture and I hope we can create a broad database that others can use.  I will give you full credit for the pictures and will post them on this site.  Also, if possible, please take a clear picture of the label.  This can help us determine age and style.

Ebert Secretary


 From Jacqueline McDonald:

Ebert Secretary

Sent in by O Joseph:

Ebert Mahogony Night Stand

Sent in by George from New Jersey:

Ebert Dresser and Mirror

Pictures sent by Mark Kilgore:


Ebert China Hutch, circa 1956.

These pictures came from Kirsten Fox:

Example of a pre-1917 Ebert Cabinet.

A History of the Ebert Furniture Factory 1954

Here is the commemorative publication for the 100th anniversary of the Ebert Furniture Factory, 1954