John Eding was born on Nov, 6, 1847 Exloo, Drenthe(as Jan, the dutch version of John).
He was the son of Egbert Eding and Jantien Jongman.
They married on 9-11-1838 Odoorn, Drenthe, Netherlands
Egbert was the son of Albert Egberts Eding and Jantien Harking, born 22-3-1807 Exloo
Jantien, born 21-12-1811 Drouwenerveen, was a daughter of Hendrik Jongman and Marchien Kloek