Albert Ebert was born in the Kingdom of Hannover on 22 Dec 1837. (Although his tombstone states he was born in 1834, his death certificate, an Ebert family bible, and a newspaper memorial state 1837.) At approximately the age of eight, he emigrated to America. Some accounts state that he joined his parents in St. Louis, MO, who died at an early age, but other accounts state that he emigrated on his own.
He married Calista Rettinghouse on 12 Oct 1859 in St. Clair co., IL. The family initially farmed in Caseyville, St. Clair, IL, but in later years they purchased a farm in O'Fallon township, St. Clair, IL. A great grandson of Albert currently farms the O'Fallon homesite land.
Albert and Calista are buried in the historic Oak Hill Cemetery in O'Fallon twp., St. Clair, IL. A database of all of Albert's descendants, when found, is being maintained by Jim Bridges, and descendants are urged to contact him.