According to surfer Shirley Stegner, a distant relative writing in November 2019, Emil Ebann was a German-American born in Germany of musical parents based in Chicago.
Of ragtime interest he is that he is the one-off composer of Rag-A-Lin
(1901) published by W.W. Willis Company
, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Surfers are welcome to contribute further information about this composer.
Many thanks to Shirley Stegner for the information given.