From History of Huntington County, 1887, pages 866-867
Linus Eberhart, of Warren Township, is a native of Hohrnzollern, Prussia, where he was born September 16, 1833, being the third in a family of five children, born to Michael and Barbara (Henger) Eberhart. Our subject grew to manhood in his native country, receiving a good education in the German and Latin languages. In 1852,he emigrated to the United States, first locating in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, where he lived until the spring of 1855, when he settled just over the west line of Huntington County, Chester Township, in Wabash County, living there until 1860, when he removed to the farm on which he now resides. In 1854 his parents followed him to this country, but his father died at New York with cholera. October 7, 1858, his marriage with Elizabeth Ade, was solemnized, and to their union nine children have been born: Eliza, now Mrs. Clayton Rodkey; Christina K., wife of Samuel L. Emley; John, unmarried; Emanuel, who married Jane Emley; Lydia M., William F., Emma A., Jacob H. and Simon F. He has always made farming his occupation, in connection with which he shipped and manufactured staves for a number of years, and he has been very successful. He now owns a fine, well improved farm of eighty acres. He and wife are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. In politics he is a Democrat, and the good condition of the roads of the township is due to his having filled the position of Road Supervisor for a number of years.