When Wilhelm Ebeling was born on 7 September 1885, his father, Wilhelm Ebeling, was 30 and his mother, Sophia Kroemer, was 26. He married Amelia Elwine Sophia Trader on 8 March 1916, in Du Bois, Pawnee, Nebraska, United States. He lived in Washington Township, Nemaha, Kansas, United States in 1900. He died in March 1971, in Pawnee, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Bern, Nemaha, Kansas, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: German Otto, Gerd, Klaus, Kurt, Dieter, Erhardt, Erwin, Gerhard, Theodor.
North German and Dutch: from the personal name Ebelin, a pet form from the personal name Ebel, or a habitational name from a farm so named, which once belonged to a certain Ebel and his kin (see Ebel ), for example Ebeling in Uffelte in the province of Drenthe.