I heard the same about being related to F. Ebert who died around 1924 in Germany. I don't know much about my father's side of the family. His name (my father) is George Allen Ebert of Anderson, IN. Elwood, IN is where a lot of the Ebert's live, so I'm told. His mother was Martha Mountcastle Ebert. My father had one sister, Birdie Jane, who now lives in CO (I don't know her). My great-grandfather was George Albert Ebert, who died when my fater was 11 years old, of a heart attack (around 1959) and he had a twin sister (name unknown). My father mentioned that he had a lot of cousins and that also, we were related to Roger Ebert (the film critic) who knows if this is true. If any of this rings a bell, please let me know.