I do not know a lot about this John Eye, except that he married Elisebeth Meinert in 1880, in Columbus, Ohio. His father's name was also John. I do not have middle initials for either John. John and Elisebeth had children, Alois J, Elmer J, Clara, Leo, William C (who lived in Lexington KY), Edward A, and Mary J. Birthdates range from 1882 to 1898. I have also found this name spelled Ey.