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27001 Died At Greenfield, on Sunday, Jan. 2, 1921 Herbert James Youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Scott. Aged 11 months and 3 days. The Funeral Will take place from the residence of his parents, on Tuesday, Jan. 4th, at 2.30 p.m., to Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Herbert James Scott
 
27002 Scott, James, carpenter and builder, and one of the firm of James Scott & Sons proprietors of planing mill, and manufacturers of sashes, doors, blinds, &c. Mr. Scott is a native of Scotland, where he was born, 1808. Came to this county, 1835.1a

1aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881

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Scotts' Planing Mill, William & F.A. Scott, Mill Street - The above mentioned house is fully entitled to prominent mention in this work, for being one of the longest established and leading houses in Galt in the manufacture of sash, doors, blinds and builders' materials. The business was established 45 years ago by Mr. James Scott, father of the present proprietors. The plant of the house consists of lumber yards, 40x100 feet in dimensions, upon which is the mill proper, 40x80 feet in dimensions and two stories in height. The mill is provided with the very best of latest improved wood-working machinery and a steam engine of 30-horse power, as well as water supply, the motive power for the machinery; and employment is provided for 20 skilled operatives. The products of the house comprise all articles that properly come under the heading of wood-working machinery. The firm are also contractors and builders, and have erected many of the handsome dwellings which adorn the town, while their work is acknowledged to be of the very best and most complete in its every detail. The members of the firm, Messrs. Wm. and F.A. Scott, have conducted the business for the past 11 years, and have had many years practical experience in the trade. They are natives of Galt, and are industrious and progressive business men, thoroughly wide-awake and alive to all the requirements of their business, and are held in the highest esteem in the community.2a

2aIndustries of Canada Historical and Commercial Sketches Hamilton and Environs 1886 
James Scott
 
27003 Died, In Ayr, on Sabbath, 14th inst., at 8 o'clock, p.m. James Scott, Aged 37 years, and 10 months. The Funeral Will take place from his late residence, Walter street, on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 16, at 4 o'clock, to the place of interment, Ayr cemetery Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited to attend. Ayr, February 14th, 1892.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
James Scott
 
27004 Staying with Walter Armstrong. James Scott
 
27005 JAMES G. SCOTT, M.D. Seaforth, Ont., was born on the 13th of February, 1842, at Galt, Waterloo County. He received his education at the public schools and Toronto Normal School. At the latter institution he obtained two Normal School certificates. After this he taught in the public school of Petrolia, in school section No. 6, McKillop township and in Oil Springs (Lambton County) public school, of which he was principal. In the latter place he commenced his professional studies with Dr. Savage. In the year 1867 he attended the University of Michigan and graduated with honors in the year 1869. After this he entered Victoria Medical College, Toronto, and graduated from this institution in 1870, and in the same year graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons. He then commenced the practice of his profession in the village of Bluevale, remaining there nearly four years. In 1874 he removed to Seaforth, where he continues to practice. Since settling here he has acquired a very large practice, the extent of which necessitated him, in 1891, associating as his partner Dr. Charles Mackay, whose portrait appears on the opposite page. Dr. Scott was married to Miss Elizabeth F. Rath on the 5th of February, 1873. He spent his early life on a farm, and still owns a farm, on which he has a deer park, and which he has stocked with thoroughbred cattle and horses. He is also a breeder of imported Shetland ponies and thoroughbred poultry. Dr. Scott has been a member of the Presbyterian Church for many years, and added to his already busy life is the position of a trustee of the Collegiate Institute, and for a number of years was a member of the Municipal Council. He is a member of A.F. & A.M. Alexandria Lodge No. 158, of A.O.U.W., Royal Templars of Temperance, and Ancient Order of Foresters. For a number of years he was treasurer of the Executive Court of the latter society, and is also medical examiner for several assurance companies.1a

1aThe Canadian Album - Men of Canada or Success by Example (Brantford, Ontario, Canada: Bradley Garretson & Co., 1891) 
Dr. James Greenfield Scott
 
27006 Victoria Wheel Works

The extensive factory on Main Street manufactures all kinds of carriage materials, wheels, finished shafts and poles, plow handles, etc. This is one of the largest businesses of its kind in Western Canada. It was established in 1860, and has been a success from the start, now employing some forty hands. The extensive concern covers a ground space of three acres, including the warehouse on Queen Street. The goods manufactured by the firm find their way to all parts of the Dominion and even to Australia. The firm is composed of Robt. Scott, Esq., and his son J.H. Scott. Both gentlemen are natives of Galt, and the son may be said to have grown up in the business, and is equally with his father familiar with it in all its details. Not only as a manufacturer, but as a citizen Mr. R. Scott has always taken a deep interest in all matters tending to the advancement of Galt. The high esteem in which he is held by his fellow citizens is shown by the fact that repeatedly he has been the choice of the people to fill important and representative positions, having served in the Council and filled the mayor's chair with credit to himself and honor to the town, and at the present time has the honor of being the first mayor of Rossland, B.C.1a

1aJubilee Souvenir of Galt 1897 
James Herbert Scott
 
27007 The hub and spoke manufacturing business first started by Thomas Todd and John Davidson in 1861 and later operated by Young and Smith. Mr. Scott purchased the business in 1873 and operated it for many years as R. Scott and Son Ltd., later the Victoria Wheel Works. The buildings were damaged by fire in 1882 but were rebuilt and enlarged. Mr. Scott continued to manage the business until 1906 when he sold it to his son-in-law George A. Dobbie. The business was located at the foot of Main St. for many years before moving to new facilities on Middleton St. in 1913. James Herbert Scott
 
27008 Passing of James M. Scott

The tragic death occurred about 7.15 o'clock Monday morning of James M. Scott, North Dumfries farmer, aged 65 years. Mr. Scott had been in poor health for a number of years.

He was born on the family homestead, a short distance northeast of Ayr, being a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Scott.

Past Master of Ayr Masonic Lodge

Mr. Scott resided in this district for the whole of his lifetime and was known to a wide circle of friends. He was a member and past master of Ayr Masonic Lodge and a member of Knox United Church.

Those Surviving

Surviving are his wife, the former Catherine Mathison, and two daughters, Mrs. C. Cox (Edith) of Wanstead, near Sarnia, and Mrs. Alvin Waterman (Louise) of Greenfield. A son, Harold, died six years ago. There are also the following brothers and sisters: Albert Scott and Mrs. Mina Rowatt, North Dumfries; Walter A. Scott of Glanford Station; Mrs. Bertha Gray, Hamilton, and Mrs. Evelyn Papple, St. Catharines. There are also six grandchildren.

The Funeral

The funeral will take place from the W. 0. Ball Funeral Parlor at 2.30 o'clock on Thursday afternoon to the Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News Oct 4 1951 pg 1 
James Morgan Scott
 
27009 Funeral Notice. Died, In South Dumfries, on Tuesday, June 19th, 1884, at 8:30 P.M., Joanna Scott, Beloved Wife of Michael Scott, In Her 54th Year. The funeral will take place on Thursday, the 19th inst., at 2 o'clock p.m., from her husband's residence, Lot 35, 6 Con., South Dumfries, to the place of interment, Stanley Street Burying Ground. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited. South Dumfries, June 18th, 1884.1a


1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Joanna "Anna" Scott
 
27010 Scott & Martindale, dealers in Marble and Granite - Among the many manufacturing industries which tend to make up the importance of Galt as a manufacturing centre, is that solely represented in the town by Messrs. Scott & Martindale, dealers in marble and granite, and monument sculptors. This business was founded 30 years ago by Mr. John Scott, father of the senior member of the present firm. The yards, which occupy about 400 square feet, are located on Spruce Street, where employment is furnished to six careful and skillful workmen. The members of the firm are both practical workmen, and give their undivided attention to the business. Their monumental work abounds in specimens of skillful workmanship, showing the artist in conception and the true disciple of art in execution. The beautiful cemeteries in this section contain many examples of these traits, mementoes in memory of those "gone to that bourne from whence no traveller returns, but nevertheless works of art. In addition to mortuary work the firm make marble mantels, table tops, etc. They also deal largely in granite and marble for builders' and other uses. The firm are persevering and enterprising business men, who are achieving success through their own individual efforts and business ability. Mr. Scott and also Mr. Martindale are natives of Canada, and are gentlemen held in the highest repute in the community.1a

1aIndustries of Canada, historical and commercial sketches, Hamilton and environs: its prominent places and people: representative merchants and manufacturers: its improvements, progress and enterprise (1886) 
John Scott
 
27011 Scott, John, cattle dealer. Was born in Roxburghshire, Scotland, in 1831. Removed here with parents, 1839. Mr. Scott owns several hundred acres of land in the Township of North Dumfries.1a

1aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881 
John Scott
 
27012 St. James Methodist Church

At the 44th Annual Conference of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Canada in June 1867, Waterloo was described as a German Mission in the Hamilton District with Rev. J. Schescher as its pastor. By 1870 mention of the Waterloo German Mission was missing from the Conference Minutes.
The first regular Methodist services in Waterloo were held on Sunday afternoons in the Town Hall until the former United Brethren in Christ Church on King Street South was purchased in the Fall of 1879 for $675; $575 was paid in cash and the balance of $100 was to be paid in two years time, with interest. This frame church was used until 1890. Purchase of a parsonage had been approved the previous year, on May 21, at the Annual Meeting of the Guelph Conference, Galt District of the Methodist Church. The congregation, with a membership of 56, was still considered a Mission at that time. Early ministers were William Savage (1883), A.A. Bowers (1884), Richard W. Williams (1887-1894), and John Scott (1895).
At the Annual Meeting of the Galt District, Guelph Conference of the Methodist Church, on May 20, 1890, the congregation was given permission to sell their old church and apply the proceeds to build a new church. The cornerstone laying for this church, at the corner of King and William Streets, was on Monday, May 26, 1890. (The church's report to the 1891 Annual Meeting of the Methodist Church was that "a new brick church has been built for about $8,000.") The congregation joined with the majority of the members of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in 1925 to form First United Church, Waterloo; the vote was 106-99 in favour of union. The joint congregation, with the name of First United Church, worshipped in the former St. James Methodist church.1

1Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose 
Rev. John Scott
 
27013 Arrived 6 Jul 1840 in New York from Liverpool on the ship Frankfurt John Scott
 
27014 It is our painful duty this day to record the Death of a gentleman who, both in his public and private character, had earned for himself the respect and esteem of the community. Dr John Scott, Reeve of the Town of Berlin and Warden of the County of Waterloo died at his residence in Berlin, on Sunday last, aged 42. He had been ill for some months with disease of the liver, but at one time it was hoped that he would be spared to us, as he was able about six weeks ago to leave his house and visit some of his friends. The disease under which he lingered, however, had left him fearfully prostrated and his system never fairly rallied. Consumption set in and death relieved him at last of the suffering under which he had so long labored. See Berlin Chronicle, December 24, 1856 for continuation.(page 2, col. 3)1a

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Berlin Chronicle 24 Dec 1856

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A FEARFUL CALAMITY (cholera fever epidemic of Galt in 1834)

out of a clear sky, the most terrible calamity which ever befell the locality came swiftly and fatally down upon its ill-fated inhabitants.

Amusements in the nature of travelling companies were then almost unknown in the new settlements of Upper Canada, and the announcement that a menagerie of wild beasts would exhibit in Galt on the 28th July, caused universal interest far and near. For nearly twenty miles around, the coming exhibition was talked about, until it became the topic of absorbing interest.

When the day arrived, there was - considering the circumstances - a large attendance, people coming from Waterloo, Beverly, Woolwich, Blenheim, and other places more distant than could have been attracted by anything less exciting than a menagerie was in those early times. The day proved intensely warm, in fact a regular " scorcher," and from all accounts, the collection of wild animals was meagre, and the dens and their occupants extremely filthy. The odor was so marked as to detract seriously from the comfort of the audience, and the entertainment was hardly over, when rumours began to prevail, that the company had brought the much-dreaded disease of cholera with them to the village.

The report first arose from the illness of one of the showmen. He had been brought to the village a day or two before the menagerie arrived, and fears that his complaint was cholera ....

His fears, unfortunately, proved too true. That frightful plague, in its worst form, had been introduced by the menagerie, and already the seeds of death were developing in many of those who had attended the fatal entertainment.

The exhibition took place on Monday, and by Wednesday night and Thursday, the cholera was raging with almost unparalleled malignity and fatality. The harrowing scenes which occurred can never be erased from the memories of those who passed through them. The agony of the stricken, the swiftness of death, the rude board coffins and the hasty burials - in some cases within a few minutes after the last breath was drawn - turned the recently hopeful village into a very charnel-house, from which many fled in despair, whilst all but a few were paralysed with fear. ...

Mr. Strang's church was stripped of its temporary board seats, and turned into a hospital, where as many as possible of those attacked were taken. Dr. Miller was soon overdone with work, and at his solicitation, one Dr. McQuarrie came to Galt and rendered good service. Most valuable assistance was also given by Dr. John Scott, then a young man of about twenty-one years of age, who, with his father and other members of his family, had fortunately arrived from Roxboroughshire, Scotland, about ten days previously. He was a brother of Mr. Andrew Scott, of Galt, and afterwards became widely known in Berlin as a skilful practitioner and public-spirited citizen.

Dr. Scott was one of the most fearless of the little band who fought the cholera inch by inch, with their lives in their hands, until it finally disappeared....2a

2aReminiscenses of the Early History of Galt

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Dr. John Scott of Berlin for several years past warden of this county, died the 21st inst. Dumfries Reformer3a

3aThe Christian Guardian 31 Dec 1856 pg 51

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Dr. John Scott, Reeve 1854, 1855-6.

Dr. John Scott was the first warden of Waterloo County and Berlin's first reeve. He was elected in 1854 when it was formed into a village and held the position during 1855 and 1856. His early death ended his public career. But for his efforts it is doubtful whether Berlin would have been chosen as the county seat of Waterloo County. He was s Scotchman by birth and a graduate of the Edinburgh University. His knowledge and ability secured him a practice extensive in all senses of the word. His intense loyalty to Berlin endeared him to his fellow-citizens and they delighted to honor him. His public services deserve further recognition.4a

4aOfficial souvenir of the celebration of cityhood, July 17th 1912, Berlin, Ontario, The German Printing and Publishing Co

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Dr. John Scott, a Scottish surgeon, opened an office below Mr. Hailer's turnery in 1835. The doctor's house was on the library Lot. [50 Queen St.N.].5a

5a
A History of Kitchener, W. V. (Ben) Uttley, Kitchener, Ontario 1937, pg


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February 11, 1852 - Inaugural address by John Scott, Reeve of Waterloo



Allow me to return you thanks for the honourable distinction you have conferred upon me, in electing me Provisional Warden of the important County of Waterloo. In return permit me to congratulate you upon the attainment so far of your long cherished desire of being a new and independent County, and on the proud position you now occupy as its first Municipal Council. The necessity of a separate and independent centre of Municipal and Judicial Jurisdiction has been long felt and acknowledged by the inhabitants of the territory composing the new County of Waterloo, and I think you will agree with me that the Legislation has evinced a high degree of capacity (?) and discrimination in selecting the Township to compose the new County. Let us glance at its topographical features, and we find three of the most important Townships in it, Woolwich, Waterloo and North Dumfries linked together by that noble stream the Grand River, into which after passing through Waterloo flows the Speed at Preston. Higher up, after traversing Wellesley and Woolwich it is joined by the picturesque Conostogo. To the South West of the County we find the river Nith wandering through Wellesley and Wilmot and after traversing the Township of Blenheim (the north half of which, if the almost unanimous wish of the inhabitants were granted must shortly be annexed to this County) likewise joining the Grand River. These main arteries along with a multitude of smaller tributaries are now nearly all employed in propelling machinery of every description and to an amount not to be equalled in any Section of Canada West.

Within the County you have 20 large Grist Mills, the number of Saw Mills I cannot enumerate, besides Carding and Felting Mills, Foundries, Tanneries, and Factories of almost every description, and all in constant and active operation. The possession of such a vast supply of water power, the general fertility of the soil, the extensive amount of pine timber, a healthy climate, an industrious and enterprising population now numbering according to the late census over 26, 000, excellent roads and good markets render your County one of the most favoured in Upper Canada, and present a field for the investment of capital, in almost every department of industry, not to be surpassed in the Province. Again the completion of the Galt branch of the Great Western Railway, while it will incalculably facilitate the transmifsion of your exports and imports, will closely connect your County with every other part of this vast continent. The central location of your County Town will render the transaction of Municipal and Judicial businefs cheap and convenient, as no party can possibly travel over 20 miles to attend Courts or Councils, thus curtailing and equalising mileage in the service and execution of writs and processes, and rendering easy and convenient the attendance of all parties having business to transact at the County Town. Furthermore, the location of the County Town at Berlin opens up a new field for Railway enterprise as, undoubtedly, at no distant day, it will be connected by Railway either with the Galt branch of the Great Western, or the Toronto and Guelph railroad Again, the proximity, and intimate connection in every point of view existing between this County and the County of Perth, render their interests mutual, and which, if judiciously and fairly developed must tend to the advantage and prosperity of both.

Your first duty, then, Gentlemen, will be to adopt prompt measures for the erection and completion of your County buildings, so as to procure as early a separation as practicable from the other Counties with which you are now united. As from the geographical position of at least one of these Counties, your interests can never become indentified. The necessity and expediency of this step, will, I feel confident, meet with your unanimous approval. In accomplishing, therefore, this important object, for which the Legislature has proclaimed you a Provisional Council, I sincerely hope you will act with unanimity and promptitude, as by so doing, you will not only be carrying onto the benevolent enactments of the Legislature, but accelerating the settlement and improvement of adjoining townships and promoting the general welfare and prosperity of your new noble County.

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A-1-124 John Scott Letters of Administration of the estate of John Scott, late of Berlin, Esquire, deceased, to Catherine Scott of Berlin, aforesaid widow of the said deceased upon her giving proof that the said deceased died intestate on or about the 21st day of December 1856 and on her giving a bond with security for the due administration of such estate herself and two sureties in the persons of Charles Hendry of Conestogo of the Township of Woolwich, Merchant, and Henry S. Huber, of Berlin aforesaid Merchant, each in the sum of five thousand pounds the person property being to the amount of about two thousand pounds.

Letters granted 13th February 1857
Died 21st December 1856
No Inventory6a

6aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 partial transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
Dr. John Scott
 
27015 John Scott and his family moved to Clifford, Ontario. He purchased a local casket factory, enlarged it changing it into a woollen mill. John Scott
 
27016 Lived with David Miller, his wife Margaret and Margaret & William Cochrane John Scott
 
27017 SCOTT, John Douglas (Scotty) - Peacefully at home with family by his side, on Thursday, March 6, 2003, in his 70th year. Leaves to mourn his wife, Murial. Father of Susan (Art) Bolduc of Elmira, Sandra (Bob) Esplen of Owen Sound, Cindy (Nigel) Higenbottom of Calgary; grandfather of Tricia (Ken) Fulcher of Elmira, Travis of Elmira, Miranda (Rob) Edye of Red Deer, Alberta, Philip of London and Melissa of Ottawa; great-grandfather of Jacob and Owen Fulcher of Elmira. Survived by his sister Marilyn (Doll) Lumley of Owen Sound and aunt Marion Griffin of Owen Sound. Predeceased by his parents, Mildred and Beaton Scott, step-father Jack Brown, daughter Pamela Britney (1897), brother-in-law Richard (Dick) Lumley. Scotty was a salesman for Dare Foods Ltd. of Kitchener for 26 Years. As per Scotty's request, there will be no funeral home visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. In his memory donations to Salvation Army, A.R. Goudie Eventide Home would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. A special thanks to Dr. G. Jones; nurses, Jayne, Heather, Mia and Molly. "Scotty was his name … Cookies were his game." 1a

1aThe Record 7 Mar 2003 
John Douglas Scott
 
27018 Rev. Dr. John McPherson Scott Succumbs to Pneumonia - This community sincerely mourns the loss of a popular Toronto-Ayr "Old boy" in the person of Rev. Dr. J. McP. Scott, who passed away at his home in the Queen city on Feb. 25, from an attack of pneumonia. He was born in Ayr in 1850, receiving his rudimentary education here and at the Galt High School, afterwards becoming an arts student at the University of Toronto from which he was graduated with the degree of B.A. in 1887, thence to Knox College, where he acquired a B.D. and was later granted the honorary degree of D.D. by the Theological College at Montreal. He never had but on charge in his whole ministry. On leaving college he organized a mission church in Toronto, which nourished and later became St. John's Church. For upwards of 30 years Dr. Scott ministered to this congregation and saw it grow from a handful of communicants to a membership at his death of about 1200. Dr. Scott was an indefatigable worker, and his labors were not confined to his own congregation. His wonderful activity and great popularity enabled him to accomplish a great deal. In 1912-13 Dr. Scott toured the world in the interests of foreign missions, spending much time in the Orient, where he occasionally preached to large congregations of natives through an interpreter. He and Mrs. Scott were booked for a trip to Scotland, the day of starting being set for the day following his death. Another untoward event in his long and useful career occurred just after his world tour when he narrowly escaped being assassinated in front of his home on Broadview Ave., by a Jew who pulled a revolver and fired point-blank. The bullet, fortunately, struck the Doctor's spectacle case and was deflected. He was twice married. His second wife and a son survive. Dr. Scott visited the scene of his nativity last summer and called on a number of relatives and old friends. Mrs. Jas. Dalzell and Mrs. J. Codling are first cousins, besides whom there are a number of more distant connections. Mrs. Dalzell attended the funeral on Friday.

Ayr News Mar 4 1920 pg 1 
John McPherson Scott
 
27019 Death in Clifford: John R. Scott, clerk of Clifford, passed away in Toronto on Thursday, May 12, after a short illness. The late Mr. Scott was 61 (sic) years old, and was born in Hawkesville, Waterloo County, the second son of the late John and Pauline Scott and came to Clifford 48 years ago. He was employed with his father, proprietor of the woolen mill, and later took up the business of conveyance, notary public and village clerk, having held the latter office for seven years. He took an active part in the life of the Knox United Church, formerly Presbyterian, for the past 30 years being in office. He belonged to the Clifford I.O.O.F Lodge. About 34 years ago he married Mary Stevenson of Listowel, who with one daughter, Miss Ethelwyn, B.A., of Hamilton, survives. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Thos Bridge, Batavia, N.Y., two brothers, George of Clifford and Harvey, Toronto. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon with interment in Clifford Cemetery.

Mount Forest Confederate 
John Robert Scott
 
27020 Scott, J. [John William b. 27 Nov. 1885, Elgin, Scotland; accountant; next-of-kin: Gertrude May Scott, wife; regimental number: 751339; listed on attestation paper as Presbyterian]1a

1aBrook Skelton, Military Honour Rolls and Church of the Holy Saviour, Waterloo, Ontario, Waterloo Kin, Waterloo Region Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society 2007 *bracketed information from the WW1 Attestation Papers 
John William Scott
 
27021 Twin of Alberta Scott. Julia Gertrude Scott
 
27022 BREEN, Lauretta Jean (Jeannie) - Of 247 Franklin St. N., Kitchener, at her residence, on February 23, 1985, after a lengthy illness, 77 years of age, the former Lauretta Jean Scott.

Mother of Ethel Breen of Kitchener; sister of Elizabeth Scott. Predeceased by her husband Robert Breen.

Visitation at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St., until Tuesday afternoon when transfer will be made to the Sunnyside Home chapel for funeral service at 2 pm. Rev. Marilyn Rushton officiating. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 25 Feb 1985 pg D11 
Lauretta Jean "Jeannie" Scott
 
27023 HUETHER, Lillian - Surrounded by her family, Lillian was passed unto the waiting hands of Jesus, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, on Friday, June 23, 2006. Lillian was born in Hespeler, the daughter of the late Robert and Martha Scott and was a proud native of the community. She leaves a great void in her husband Norman's life, being one month short of 65 years of marriage. She was dearly loved and will be missed by her children, Wendy Gayfer, Scott Huether and Bev Wright and Cathie and her husband Cam Stauffer. Grandchildren who loved "Red Nana" are Sarah Gayfer (Rob Wells), Danny Huether (Ashley Edwards), and Mike, Dean, Craigen, and Graeme Stauffer. Lillian also had the wonderful opportunity to enjoy her great-grandson, Oliver Wells. A celebration of Lillian's life will be held at the Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Boulevard, Cambridge on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 where her family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. at which time the funeral service will be held. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery. Lillian's family would like to thank the Greater Niagara General Hospital ICU and Unit C nursing staff, with special thanks to Karen, as well as the nursing staff at Willoughby Manor for their compassion and care. John 11:26 Condolences/donations/directions www.lounsburyfuneralhome.com (519) 658-9366.1a

1aThe Record 24 Jun 2006 
Lillian Scott
 
27024 After Louisa's death her children were farmed out to other to raise. Louisa Scott
 
27025 Mrs. Olive Kelley, the former Olive Scott, wife of the late Leslie Kelley of RR 2, Paris, died at the Brantford General Hospital, Monday, November 8th, 1982, in her 97th year. She was born and lived all her life in the area and had been a resident of the Park Lane Nursing Home for the past four years. She was a former member of the Paris Plains Methodist Church and later the Paris St. Paul's United Church. She was also a member of the former West Dumfries Farm Women's Club. She is survived by her twin sons, Keith and Ross, both of RR 2, Paris; five grand-children; 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. Predeceased by a son Howard, grand-daughter Lynne and a brother Ernest Scott. Resting at the Kipp Funeral Home, Paris, for ser-vice Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Neil MacLean of St. Paul's United Church. Interment in the Ayr Cemetery.


The Ayr News Nov 11 1982 pg 11 
Mamie Olive "Olive" Scott
 
27026 1871 - Margaret Scott was in same household as Robert Scott. Margaret Scott
 
27027 Arrived 6 Jul 1840 in New York from Liverpool on the ship Frankfurt Margaret Scott
 
27028 Arrived 6 Jul 1840 in New York from Liverpool on the ship Frankfurt Mary Scott
 
27029 Funeral Notice. Died, In Ayr, on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 1884, at 6 o'clock, A.M., Mary Scott, Relict of the late James Whitson, Aged 65 years, 1 month, 2 days. The funeral will take place on Friday, the 25th instant, at 1 o'clock p.m., from her late residence, and proceed to the place of interment, New Cemetery, Ayr. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited. Ayr, January 23rd, 1884. [Recorder Print, Ayr.]1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
Mary Scott
 
27030 In North Dumfries, on Tuesday morning, 11th inst., at half-past 8 o'clock, Mary Elizabeth, infant daughter of James and Isabella Scott, aged 1 year and 2 months.

Galt Reporter Jan 14 1881 pg 8 
Mary Elizabeth Scott
 
27031 Died In Blenheim Township, on Saturday, September 26, 1942, at 7 o'clock a.m. Mary Jane Scott widow of Thomas Bawtinhimer, In her 79th year. The Funeral Will take place from her late residence, Concession 10, Blenheim, on Tuesday, September 29th, at 2.30 p.m., to Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation

Waterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Mary Jane Scott
 
27032 Mrs. Clayton Wood

Mrs. Clayton Wood of 62 Berkley Road, Galt, passed away Monday, January I6th in South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Galt. She was in her 64th year. Born in Midland, she was the former May Eileen Scott. Surviving besides her husband are four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Vicki) Howell of Oriilia, Mrs. Andrew (Maureen) Cusovich of Ridgeway, Mrs. Gordon (Sally) Biller of Fort Erie and Mrs. Kevin (Susan) French of Mississauga; four sons John of Ayr, George, Michael and Pat of Cambridge; a sister Mrs. Harold (Margaret) Wanless of RR 1, Ayr; also 32 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a son. Resting at Coutts and Son, Galt, for service on Thursday at 2 p.m. Interment in Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News 18 Jan 1978 pg 9 
May Eileen Scott
 
27033 Monica Jane Shelton

Monica Jane Shelton (nee Scott) of Winnipeg, passed away Tuesday, March 16th, 1993 in Grenada, Mississippi, as a result of an auto accident. Born in Windsor 40 years ago, she was a daughter of Clifford Scott and Dorothy Edgar, her mother being a native of Ayr. She spent her childhood in Chatham, Ingersoll and Windsor. Monica was a graduate of Chatham Collegiate Institute and St. Clair College. She had been employed in Chatham at St. Clair Grain and Feed, the Brockville Co-Op in Brockville, Ont. and worked for 15 years at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Calgary, Alta. and Winnipeg, Man. Monica was a long standing associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Honourable Ray Lawson Br. 28 in Chatham, Ont. Besides her parents she is survived by her husband, James Gordon Shelton of Winnipeg; one brother, John David and his wife Rita of St. Thomas, Ont. and one sister Margaret Cray and her husband David Ellis of Raleigh Township; daughter-in-law of Gord and Del. Shelton of Chatham, Ont.; several nieces and nephews as well as two great nieces and a great nephew. Memorial services were held in Winnipeg and Chatham. Interment Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News 31 Mar 1993 pg 15 
Monica Jane Scott
 
27034 In Loving Memory Died At Greenfield, on Friday, May 2, 1913, at 9.45 o'clock p.m., Morgan Earl, Youngest child of James and Katherine Scott, Aged 15 months, 2 weeks and 4 days. The Funeral Will take place from the residence of the parents, Greenfield, on Sunday, May 4, 1913, at 2.30 p.m., to the Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Morgan Earl Scott
 
27035 SCOTT, Murray Keith

Passed away peacefully, with family at his side on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at the age of 82. Predeceased by wife Therese (2009). Loving and devoted father of Mary Collin (the late Ben Collin), Carl (Peggy) and David (Carrie). Dear grandfather of Logan Scott, Jocelyn Scott, Cheryl-Lynn Losier (Keith), Jordan Scott, Lynn Collin, Jean-Marc Collin, Stephane Collin. Great-grandfather of Jean-Benoit Collin, Zachary, Ethan and Hannah Losier and Amy Scott. Murray is survived by his sisters; Doreen Scott, Kathleen Thaxter and Gloria Stanley. He is predeceased by his brother, Earl Scott (Ruth). The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to the staff at Extendicare, St. Catharines for their patience, kindness and compassion. Special thanks to Paul Yates for taking such watchful, kind and professional care of Murray. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street N., Cambridge, where family will receive friends on Friday, March 21, 2014, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 1:30 p.m., with interment following at Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

Waterloo Region Record 21 Mar 2014 
Murray Keith Scott
 
27036 MORRISON, Nancy Of 2136 Coronation Blvd,, Cambridge, Thursday, Sept.22, 1983, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 79thyear, Nancy Wilson (Vondrau). Beloved wife of Leroy Morrison and dear mother of Burns, Bruce, Robyn and Dona (Mrs. Frank Tyler), all of Cambridge. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Morrison was born in Beith, Scotland. A resident of Cambridge for 65 years and a member of King Street Baptist Church. Friends will bereceived at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Friday, 7-9 p.m, Saturday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at the funeral home Sunday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. Interment in Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 Sep 1983 pg D17 
Nancy Scott
 
27037 SCOTT, Peter Michael

It is with great sadness that we announce Peter's sudden passing, at his home in St. Thomas, Ontario on April 22, 2013, at the age of 73. Originally from Guelph, Ontario and a long-time resident of Cambridge, Ontario, Peter was a loving husband, a proud father, and supportive brother, who passed away doing one of the things he loved the most: working on cars. Peter leaves behind his wife Marlene, his daughters Michelle and Julie Scott; his step-children Wendy McCleary, Larry Haywood, Debi Dickson, Peter Haywood, and Dana Haywood; his siblings, Linda Foubert-Scott, Paul Scott and Heather Kovacik; and his many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Peter was predeceased by his parents, James Scott and Dorothy Scott (Harrison), his wife Shirley Scott (Haywood), and his sister, Karen Scott. Friends are invited to visit with Peter's family at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews Street in Cambridge, Ontario, on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service celebrating Peter's life will be held in the chapel at Coutts Funeral Home on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at 2 p.m.

Waterloo Region Record 26 Apr 2013 
Peter Michael Scott
 
27038 Scott, Robert, manufacturer of hubs, spokes and all carriage woodwork. Has held the office of Deputy Reeve. Was born here, 1839.1a

1a\b\iIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo\b0, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881

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Victoria Wheel Works

The extensive factory on Main Street manufactures all kinds of carriage materials, wheels, finished shafts and poles, plow handles, etc. This is one of the largest businesses of its kind in Western Canada. It was established in 1860, and has been a success from the start, now employing some forty hands. The extensive concern covers a ground space of three acres, including the warehouse on Queen Street. The goods manufactured by the firm find their way to all parts of the Dominion and even to Australia. The firm is composed of Robt. Scott, Esq., and his son J.H. Scott. Both gentlemen are natives of Galt, and the son may be said to have grown up in the business, and is equally with his father familiar with it in all its details. Not only as a manufacturer, but as a citizen Mr. R. Scott has always taken a deep interest in all matters tending to the advancement of Galt. The high esteem in which he is held by his fellow citizens is shown by the fact that repeatedly he has been the choice of the people to fill important and representative positions, having served in the Council and filled the mayor's chair with credit to himself and honor to the town, and at the present time has the honor of being the first mayor of Rossland, B.C.2a

2aJubilee Souvenir of Galt 1897

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The Gore Fire Insurance Co.


Among the many institutions of which Galt boasts, none are more conspicuous than the Gore Ins. Co.'s palatial and imposing structure situated on the corner of Main and Ainslie Streets. The style is of the Romanesque character, and is build with Connecticut brown-stone rock-faced base up to the first storey window sills; above this it is faced with brown pressed brick, tooled portage entry stone trimmings and Terra Cotta carvings. The corner of Main and Ainslie Streets is round, having over the main entrance a heavily moulded arch, supported on two Doric columns, and over the arch the Company's name carved in mediaeval letters. This round corner is continued up above the roof, forming a round tower, roofed with Spanish tiles and terminating in a columned and octagon lantern, with ogee top and flag staff. Total height from the side-walk about eighty-two feet. The Gore has about 125 active agents through Ontario.

Officers of Management:

Hon. Jas. Young, President
Adam Warnock, Esq., Vice-President
Hugh McCulloch
Hugh Cant
Robt. Scott
Chas. McGill
Jno. Watson
James Goldie
R.S. Strong, Man. Director3a

3aJubilee Souvenir of Galt 1897

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Victoria Wheel Co., Main Street - Well may Galt be called the Manchester of Canada, for, considering the population, there are more and varied industries carried on here than any other town or city of its size in the Dominion. The business is more steady, and the mechanics as a rule own their own houses, which gives them a greater interest in the welfare of the town. Among the most prominent manufacturing industries in the town is that of the Victoria Wheel Company, which is located at the head of Main Street. This business has been established over 25 years, being commenced in a comparatively small way, and steadily expanded during the passing years. In 1866 the present Company succeeded Smith & McMillan, and since that time the business has made rapid strides forward. The premises cover about three-quarters of an acre of ground, the main building being a three-story stone structure fitted up with all the most improved and perfected machinery for this class of work. Employment is furnished for fifty skilled workmen on an average throughout the year. The Company manufactures all kinds of carriage and buggy wheels, shafts, plough handles, and articles of similar nature, which find a market throughout Ontario and the other Provinces. The work done by this Company is noted for the superior quality of the material used and the finish and excellence of workmanship displayed. The machinery is run by a 100 horse power engine, having a 140-horse power boiler. Mr. John Perry is the manager, and is a gentleman well qualified for the position. He is a native of Canada, of Scottish descent, and is a thoroughgoing and enterprising business man. Robert Scott, the chief member of the firm, is a native of Galt, and has been connected with it for fourteen years. He is also the present Mayor of Galt.4a

4aIndustries of Canada, historical and commercial sketches, Hamilton and environs: its prominent places and people: representative merchants and manufacturers: its improvements, progress and enterprise (1886) 
Mayor Robert Scott
 
27039 THE GORE FIRE INSURANCE CO.

Among the many institutions of which Galt boasts, none are more conspicuous than the Gore Ins. Co's pal-atial and imposing structure situated on the corner of Main and Ainslie streets. The style is of a Romanesque char-acter, and is built with Connecticut brown-stone, rock-faced base up to the first storey window sills ; above this it is faced with brown pressed brick, tooled portage entry stone trimmings and Terra Cotta carvings. The corner of Main and Ainslie streets is round, having over the main entrance a heavily moulded arch, supported on two Doric columns, and over the arch the Company's name carved in mediaeval letters. This round corner is continued up above the roof, forming a round tower, roofed with Span-ish tiles and terminating in a columned and octagon lantern, with ogee top and flag staff. Total height from the side-walk about eighty-two feet. The Gore has about 125 active agents through Ontario.1a

1a1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt 
Mayor Robert Scott
 
27040 Staying with Frederick G. Mellor. Robert Scott
 
27041 The hub and spoke manufacturing business first started by Thomas Todd and John Davidson in 1861 and later operated by Young and Smith. Mr. Scott purchased the business in 1873 and operated it for many years as R. Scott and Son Ltd., later the Victoria Wheel Works. The buildings were damaged by fire in 1882 but were rebuilt and enlarged. Mr. Scott continued to manage the business until 1906 when he sold it to his son-in-law George A. Dobbie. The business was located at the foot of Main St. for many years before moving to new facilities on Middleton St. in 1913. Mayor Robert Scott
 
27042 Robert L. Scott

Death removed an old and highly respected citizen when Robert I.ambert Scott passed away at his resideuce on Dover street at nine o'clock on Tuesday night following a stroke, the culmination of a lengthy illness. The deceased who was in his 74th year was born In Galt, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Scott who came to Canada from Yair, Scotland. In 1879 he married Miss Mary McInnes of Canbrook, Ont. and for the last thirty three years he was engaged as a pattern maker to Clare Bros. Foundry. A man of good habits and kindly disposition his death is felt a keen loss by the immediate members of his family and the many who knew him. He was a member of Knox Presbyterian church. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. William A. Kirkpatrick of Terrace, B.C. and three sons, James of Tappen B.C., Oliver of Seattle, Wash. and Russel, of Moulton, Maine; also one sister Mrs. William Ames, of Calgary and two brothers, John and James of Woodstock. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from his late residence to Preston Cemetery. In the absence of a regular pastor at Knox Presbyterian church, Rev. James MacLuckie of the local Baptist church will conduct the services.

The Daily Record 16 Feb 1928 pg 3 
Robert Lambert Scott
 
27043 ROBERSTON - In Cleveland, Ohio, on New Year's Day, Sarah eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Scott, of Galt and wife of Mr. Donald of Donald Robertson, aged 38 years and 8 months.

The Dumfries Reformer Jan 9 1890 
Sarah Scott
 
27044 1871 - Thomas Scott was staying with William Gordon. Thomas Scott
 
27045 Walter Andrew Scott

Walter Andrew Scott of King Street, Preston passed away at his residence on Friday, September 24, 1982. He was in his 74th year. Born and raised in Ayr he was a son of Robert Scott and Margaret (Maggie) Kyle. He had a very colourful career. Among other things, he was with the Royal Air Force Ferry Command flying planes from Canada to Britain during World War II. For many years he worked for a gas conversion company in Portland, Maine. In addition he prospected world-wide including the United States and Northern Ontario. He recently retired. Survived by one sister Mrs. Bill (Hazel) Clements of Galt. Funeral service was held at the T. Little and Son Funeral Home, Cambridge on Tuesday, September 28th. Cremation followed. Interment in Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News 29 Sep 1982 pg 11 
Walter Andrew Scott
 
27046 Scotts' Planing Mill, William & F.A. Scott, Mill Street - The above mentioned house is fully entitled to prominent mention in this work, for being one of the longest established and leading houses in Galt in the manufacture of sash, doors, blinds and builders' materials. The business was established 45 years ago by Mr. James Scott, father of the present proprietors. The plant of the house consists of lumber yards, 40x100 feet in dimensions, upon which is the mill proper, 40x80 feet in dimensions and two stories in height. The mill is provided with the very best of latest improved wood-working machinery and a steam engine of 30-horse power, as well as water supply, the motive power for the machinery; and employment is provided for 20 skilled operatives. The products of the house comprise all articles that properly come under the heading of wood-working machinery. The firm are also contractors and builders, and have erected many of the handsome dwellings which adorn the town, while their work is acknowledged to be of the very best and most complete in its every detail. The members of the firm, Messrs. Wm. and F.A. Scott, have conducted the business for the past 11 years, and have had many years practical experience in the trade. They are natives of Galt, and are industrious and progressive business men, thoroughly wide-awake and alive to all the requirements of their business, and are held in the highest esteem in the community.1a

1aIndustries of Canada Historical and Commercial Sketches Hamilton and Environs 1886 
William Scott
 
27047 The first name of the place was Cassel, but was shortly changed to New Hamburg. Wm. Scott was one of the most prominent among the pioneer business men. He, about 1834, became possessed of a lot of land and a grist mill. Most, if not all of this property, he purchased from Absolom Schade. According to some one Goschman was the builder and first proprietor of the mill. Scott added a saw mill and distillery, the little group of buildings being located just at the rear of where the Wm. Tell Block now stands. Later a woollen mill was erected on the site of the distillery. Meantime, Charles Kirkpatrick opened the first general store and other tradesmen followed. T. G. S. Neville was the second merchant, following Kirkpatrick in 1835. Neville also built a grist mill and established a second woollen mill. He became the owner of considerable land and was a leading figure for some years, becoming the village's first reeve in 1858. In 1852 Scott erected the large four-story frame flour mill, still familiar to nearly everyone, as it was burned down only six years ago. In 1837 a second visitation of cholera epidemic dealt the place a severe blow. These are, in the main, the facts in connection with the earliest, history of New Hamburg. The names and occupations of a few of the other . early settlers are herewith given in the hope that they may prove of some interest.1a

1aSpecial Industrial souvenir number of New Hamburg: containing a comprehensive review of the natural advantages and resources of the village of New Hamburg, 1908, Berlin Daily News, Berlin, Ontario 
William Scott
 
27048 Willam was originally buried on the family farm and actually may still be buried there, only the stone was moved or recreated. William Scott
 
27049 William Scott was born in Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland. Parents are unknown. He was christened on August, 29, 1802. In about 1827 he married Anne Cairns. William was raised and educated in Scotland, and later learned the trade of woollen manufacturing. He eventuallly became the Manager of the then Wilson Brothers Woollen Mills. William emigrated to Canada in the spring of 1854, to Galt (now Cambridge), Waterloo County, Ontario. Anne's oldest sister Janet, her husband Andrew Dryden, and their children, had moved to the Galt region around 20 years earlier. The Scott's lived in the Galt area for three years while William carried on with the weaving trade. After three years, the family moved to Minto Township, Wellington County, where they were some of that township's earliest pioneers. Annie died Dec. 17, 1872, while William passed away on August 29, 1881. On the Canadian 1881 census, William is found to be living alone. Both William and Anne are buried at Harriston Cemetery, Minto Township, Wellington County. Their grandson, William Hood, son of their daugther Ann (Scott) Hood is buried beside them.

William Scott (1802 - 1881) - Find A Grave Memorial. (2016). Findagrave.com. Retrieved 25 September 2016, from http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=63291315 
William Scott
 
27050 WILLIAM GEORGE SCOTT 1919 - 2006 Professor Emeritus, of Waterloo, passed away of cancer, on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at the age of 86. Son of William and Mary Agnes Scott, predeceased, both of Ulster, Ireland. Loved and cherished by his wife, Margaret (Harrison-Dove); his children, Michael and Jackie, Derek and Lorie; his grandchildren, Jessica, Adam, Samantha, Jennifer, James, Meaghan and Thomas; nieces, Susan, Janet and Joanne and great-grandson, Jack. Predeceased by his first wife, Doreen (nee Caldwell); brother, James; eldest son, Peter and grandson, Jordan. Bill completed an honors program in 1943 at the University of Western Ontario in the social sciences and further graduate studies at the University of Toronto in 1950. During the Second World War, he served as a Captain and Army Examiner in the Directorate of Personnel Selection. Bill was an Assistant Professor at Waterloo College from 1945 to 1948. From 1948 to 1960, he was Director of Industrial Relations with Electrohome, Ford Canada Overseas Division and Anthes Imperial Ltd. In 1960, Bill joined the University of Waterloo as the founding member in Sociology and served for various periods as Chairman of Economics, Political Science and Sociology. He was a strong supporter of co-op education and was the first co-op officer in the Arts faculty. Bill served as Provost, Student Affairs from 1965 to 1969. He retired from the University of Waterloo in 1985 and was installed as an Honorary Member of the University in 1986. During his residence in the K-W area, where he spent most of his adult years, Bill was active in various community groups and associations. These included the Preston Home and School Association and the Grand Valley Personnel Association; both of which awarded him life-time membership, the U.I.C. Court of Referees, the Legal Aid Committee, the Great Books Club, the YMCA Boys Work Committee, the Business Development Bank, the local Vintage Motorcycle Association and the Press Club. Honoring Bill's wishes there will be no visitation or service. Condolences for the family and donations to Lisaard House Hospice, Cambridge, the University of Waterloo, or to the Grand River Hospital Foundation can be arranged through Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com In living memory of Bill, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.1a

1aThe Record 26 Oct 2006 
Captain - Professor William George Scott
 
27051 A wealthy man in his native Scotland, William Scott, had immigrated to Canada around 1832. Scott had town-building in his long-range plans. Scott commenced by constructing two homes. One, the present Voisin residence, was Scott's country estate; the second smaller home, Scott's "town house" is now the location of the Waterlot Restaurant. These necessities in order, Scott now worked diligently and energetically to build a settlement to surround them. In quick succession, Scott dammed the Nith River flowing through the proposed settlement tract, built a sawmill, flourmill, fabric mill, distillery and hotel. William James Scott
 
27052 Died, In Galt, on Wednesday, May 17th, 1876, at half-past four P.M., Wm. M. Scott, Aged 42 Years and 9 Months. The Funeral Will take place on Friday, the 19th inst., at 1 o'clock p.m., from the residence of the late James Burnett, corner Maple & Chestnut Sts. to the Galt Cemetery. Galt, May 17, 1876.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
William M. Scott
 
27053 Scotts' Planing Mill, William & F.A. Scott, Mill Street - The above mentioned house is fully entitled to prominent mention in this work, for being one of the longest established and leading houses in Galt in the manufacture of sash, doors, blinds and builders' materials. The business was established 45 years ago by Mr. James Scott, father of the present proprietors. The plant of the house consists of lumber yards, 40x100 feet in dimensions, upon which is the mill proper, 40x80 feet in dimensions and two stories in height. The mill is provided with the very best of latest improved wood-working machinery and a steam engine of 30-horse power, as well as water supply, the motive power for the machinery; and employment is provided for 20 skilled operatives. The products of the house comprise all articles that properly come under the heading of wood-working machinery. The firm are also contractors and builders, and have erected many of the handsome dwellings which adorn the town, while their work is acknowledged to be of the very best and most complete in its every detail. The members of the firm, Messrs. Wm. and F.A. Scott, have conducted the business for the past 11 years, and have had many years practical experience in the trade. They are natives of Galt, and are industrious and progressive business men, thoroughly wide-awake and alive to all the requirements of their business, and are held in the highest esteem in the community.1a

1a\bIndustries of Canada Historical and Commercial Sketches Hamilton and Environs 1886 
William Y. Scott
 
27054 Staying at Francis Lowell's Inn. Thomas Screw
 
27055 Husband was William Marshall Meyer 1901-1948 Lucy Isabelle Scribner
 
27056 Grace Scrimger McPherson used to tell of how in early days the wolves would howl and scratch at the door in the night; next morning their tracks in the snow would show they had circled the house again and again. Grace Scrimger
 
27057 Mr. JAS. SCRIMGER, One of the Oldest Pioneers of Dumfries, Passes Away, Aged 92 Years.

Another old resident of Dumfries, has passed away in the person of Mr. Jas. Scrimger, whose death occurred on Sunday morning at a few minutes past 12 o'clock, at his residence near the Toll Galt, on the Stone Road. The deceased in addition to being one of the oldest, if not the oldest person in the county, was one of its first settlers, he having first taken up his residence here nearly seventy years ago. The few who knew Dumfries in that distant time, have been, almost without an exception, called long since to join the great majority and the death of the late Mr. Scrimger severs one of the last links that connect the past, with the present. The deceased, who was one of a family of twelve, was born in Invernessshire, Scotland, in the year 1803. When he was about four years of age, the family left the old land and emigrated to the United States, settling in Johnston, N. Y. Some seven years later they removed, this time going to Caledonia, in the same state. This continued to be the home of the deceased, until he reached manhood, when, in the year, 1825, he, accompanied by the other members of the family, came to Canada, finally taking up land in and around where Galt now stands. Shortly after leaving the States, he was married to Miss Jane Keachie, of Dumfries, who predeceased her husband some twelve years. The farm on which the deceased originally settled, is now known as the McMillan Farm. After residing on the place for a number of years, he sold the farm and shortly afterwards, became keeper of the Toll Gate, which position he filled for a number of years. He then removed to his farm, adjoining the Toll Gate and here the remainder of his life was passed. Eight children were born to deceased, but of the one son and three daughters, who grew to manhood and womanhood, only the son, William, survives him. His brother and sister, who are still living, are William, of Cobourg, Ont. and Mrs. A. G.Y. McPherson, who, resides with her son, Mr. Malcolm McPherson, East River Road. In politics, the late Mr. Scrimger was a staunch Reformer and although never taking an active part in political matters, he always evinced interest in the welfare or his party. In religion, he was a Presbyterian. Although having past through many years; of trial, hardship and trouble, the deceased was, as far as health was concerned, a well man up to a few days before his death. Two weeks prior to his demise, Scrimger walked to town and the many friends who saw him on that occasion hoped, from his hale appearance, that he would be spared for some time to come, notwithstanding his great age. As a man, the deceased was respected by all and his death, although occurring long after the allotted span of three score years and ten was past, will be learned with regret by many. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from his late residence, near the toll gate, to Mt. View cemetery.

The Weekly Reformer 12 Sep 1895 pg 6 
James Scrimger
 
27058 John Scrimger, D.D. was born in Galt, Ontario in 1849, and educated at University of Toronto (B.A. 1869, M.A. 1871) and Knox College (D.D., 1873). He came to Montréal to serve as pastor of Calvin Church and lecturer in the Presbyterian College, and in 1882 he joined the College's permanent staff. He was appointed Principal in 1904, and held this position until his death in 1915. His son was Francis Scrimger, M.D. and one of his daughters married Walter Lyman, of the pharmaceutical firm.

http://www.archives.mcgill.ca/resources/guide/vol2_3/gen12.htm#LYMAN-SCRIMGER FAMILY 
Rev. John Scrimger
 
27059 Winterbourne School Girl Fatally Injured Explosion Sprays Flaming Alcohol on Victim's Dress

Spirit Lamp Bursts Prior to Milk Testing Experiment

Watching Work
Principal And Three Other Pupils Suffer Minor Burns


Ten-year-old Florence Scroggie of Winterbourne was fatally burned yesterday afternoon when a spirit lamp exploded in the village school while she watched a group of older boys in the agriculture class preparing for milk testing experiments. Drenched with blazing alcohol about the upper part of her body, she was so severely burned that she passed away at two o'clock this morning at the K-W Hospital. The principal of the school, Fraser MacDonald and three other pupils suffered minor but painful burns. Mr. MacDonald's arms were scorched as he rolled the fire victim in the snow in the school yard, while Forence Hardy, a girl companion of the Scroggie child, also was burned about the hands as she sought to rush her friend out of doors and into the snow. Two of the boys, Ray Burnett and Donald Pirie, also were burned, the former suffering from a scorch below one eye and the latter from burns on one hand.

Watching Experiment
According to Mr. MacDonald, Florence Scorggie was an observer as the agriculture class prepared for its experiment. The alcohol lamp was burning beneath a pan of water, and no one was within three feet of it when the explosion occurred. The shock blew the top off the lamp, Mr. MacDonald said, as the flames shot out. The clothing of the Scroggie girl was enveloped in fire but her companions were not slow in rallying to her aid. Seeking to get her out in the snow as quickly as possible, they seized her and rushed her out of doors. Mr. MacDonald, who was coaching the school hockey team on the rink at the time, ran toward her and, grasping her rolled her over in the snow, burning both arms in beating out the flames.

Lamp is Standard
Miss Weber, Mr. MacDonald's assistant, was in an adjoining room at the time. Organized sports, the activity in which Mr. MacDonald was engaged, are recognized as a part of the school curriculum. The lamp is standard in schools, Mr. MacDonald said today. He is at a loss to explain the accident. Meanwhile, Coroner Dr. Honsberger, collaborating with provincial police, has ordered an inquest for 2:30 o'clock Tuesday at the Kitchener Police court. Police were not notified of the fatality until this morning.1a

1aKitchener Daily Record 2 Feb 1935

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Winterbourne
A deep gloom has been cast over the entire community in the death of Florence Scroggie, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Scroggie, who was badly burned at the school last Friday about three o'clock and passed away eleven hours after at the Kitchener hospital. Florence was ten yeas and ten months of age and of a cheerful and lively disposition and will be much missed by her schoolmates. The funeral which was very largely attended, was held on Monday afternoon from the parents' home to the church for service. Rev. G. Little conducted the services. Eight little girls sang "Jesus, tender Shephard [sic], hear me." The pall-bearers were four boys, Donald Pirie, Walter Bulger, Rae Burnett and Carl Schuett. The remains were interred in the Presbyterian cemetery. The parents, one sister Mary and two brothers, Alex and Richard, are left to mourn her loss and they have the most heartfelt sympathy of this entire community in this sad and sudden bereavement.2a

2aElmira Signet, February 7, 1935, pg. 4

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Jury's Verdict Re School Girl
Fatality Resulted From Winterbourne School Girl Attempting To Put Out Blaze


At an inquest held at Kitchener on Wednesday afternoon into the cause of the death of ten-year-old Florence Scroggie at the Winterbourne School house, following the explosion of an alcohol lamp on Friday, afternoon, the jury decided she had come to her death through the effects of burns received while "bravely attempting to extinguish the fire." It was pointed out that Florence Scroggie did not suffer fatal burns while trying to escape from a fire in the Winterbourne school but was burned when she dashed forward to try to beat out the flames with her hands. These flames were shooting across the teacher's desk towards a point where she was standing. The flames were pouring forth from an exploded alcohol lamp. The cause of the explosion could not be decided. A "rider" to the verdict urged that every school board adopt a definite system of safety education "so that all pupils maybe be advised of possible dangers and seasonable hazards, and how to cope with emergencies when they arise." Dr. Harvey explained that the child's life might have been saved had someone wrapped a coat or blanket about the girl immediately after her clothing had ignited. Dr. Harvey attributed her death to extreme shock occasioned by burns. The jury dismissed the question of neglect in returning its verdict. The jurymen empanelled were: Mel Swartz, Lester, Leason, J. V. Arnold, Rufus Sattler, L. D. Merrick, W. A. Smyth and H. Oswald. The Coroner is Dr. J. F. Honsberger.3a

3aElmira Signet, February 7, 1935, front page 
Florence Scroggie
 
27060 DURST, Mary Ann \emdash At the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, Monday, March 29, 1976, Mary Ann Scroggie, age 92, of 53 Willow St., Waterloo. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Church Women and the Jolly Oldsters. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alex Scroggie and was predeceased by her husband Walter in 1942. Dear mother of Roy of Waterloo, Lorne and Oscar of Kitchener, Harvey of Conestogo, Mrs. William (Violet) Billark of Kilworthy, Ont., and Edna Clemmer of Waterloo; also survived by 25 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one daughter, Mabel Sherriffs in 1975, also by one brother and two sisters. Resting at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, after 7 this evening until noon on Thursday; then to St. John's Lutheran Church, Waterloo, for funeral service at 2 p.m., Rev. A. L. Conrad officiating. Interment St. James Lutheran cemetery, Elmira. Mary Jane Scroggie
 
27061 SCROGGINS, Paul A.

At Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 1984, Paul A. Scroggins, of 1711 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, in his 47th year. A member of Central Presbyterian Church; he was the current president of the Galt K-40 Club. Beloved husband of Joyce Cumming and dear father of John of Kitchener, Susan of New Dundee and Brian at home; dear son of Robert Scroggins and the late Katharine Scroggins; dear brother of Bob Woolley and R. Scott Scroggins, both of Cambridge and Georgina Stever of Thornhill. Friends will be received at Little's Funeral Home, 39 Grand Ave. N., Cambridge, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at Central Presbyterian Church, Queen Square, Cambridge, on Friday, Dec. 21, 1984 at 2 p.m. Interment Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 19 Dec 1984 pg E11 
Paul Alan Scroggins
 
27062 SCULLY, James Thomas "Jim" - Of Waterloo, passed away peacefully at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at the age of 85. Beloved father of Christine Beaman, Dianne Scheifele, Shawn Scully, Kevin Scully and Tracey Scheklesky. Dear grandfather of David, Krista, Brock, Brad, Jason and Mackenzie. Loving great-grandfather of Noah, Lia, Garrett and Breanna. Also survived by his brothers, Neil of New Brunswick and Terry of Virginia. Fondly remembered by his dear friends, Rick, Eugene, Maryellen, John, Marianne and Grant, and his niece and nephews. Predeceased by his wife, Anne; his son, Neil; his daughter, Kim; his son-in-law, Steven; his granddaughter, Mia; and his sister, Maryann. Jim was a Veteran of the Second World War. He was a Leading Seaman on an American ship and saw battle in Normandy on D-Day. He was a member of the K-W Naval Association. The family will receive friends at David MacLeod Funeral Home , 617 King St. N., Waterloo on Monday, May 18, 2009 from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Jim's life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 11 a.m. Rev. Tim Uniac CR Celebrant. A visitation will be held at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Cremation will follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family and may be arranged by contacting the funeral home at 519-888-7700. davidmacleodfuneralhome.com.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record - May. 15, 2009 
James Thomas Scully
 
27063 Lived with Peter N. Tagga John Scully
 
27064 Scully, J. M., broker, accountant, and real estate and insurance agent, also official assignee. Mr. Scully is a native of Waterloo Co., and has held the office of Deputy Registrar for eight years.1a

1aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881 
Warden John Meshach Scully
 
27065 Years Served: 1882-86 (Warden) Warden John Meshach Scully
 
27066 J.P. Scully - Kitchener - J.P. Scully, one of the best-known businessmen in Kitchener, died suddenly on Monday afternoon at his home, 136 North Queen Street, after an illness of two days from heart trouble. Mrs. Scully was secretary of the Kitchener-Waterloo Manufacturers' Association, secretary of the North Waterloo Automobile Club and one of the organizers of the Waterloo County Furniture Show. He has been for years the issuer of motor vehicle licenses in this section. In his early days he was a furniture traveler. Born in Kitchener 69 years ago he lived there all his life. He was a member of the Grand River Masonic Lodge, of Trinity Church and was a conservative in politics. He is survived by one daughter and two sons, of Kitchener.

New Hamburg Independent Jun 6 1930 pg 1 
Josiah P. Scully
 
27067 SCULLY, Madeline

At the K-W Hospital, on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 1973, after a brief illness, Madeline Scully, a life-long resident of Kitchener and member of Trinity United Church, daughter of the late J. P. Scully and Ellen Fisher; survived by two nieces Jean (Mrs. Donald Montgomery) of Ottawa and Dr. Patricia (Mrs. Max Irwin) of Cornwall and two nephews Don and Brian Scully of Kitchener; predeceased by two brothers, John F. (Pat) and E. P. (Ted) Scully. Resting at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home, 51 Benton St., Kitchener, after noon on Wednesday for service and committal on Thursday at 2 p.m., Dr. Frank Morgan officiating. Interment to follow in Woodland cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 2 Oct 1973 pg 28 
Ruth Madeline "Madeline" Scully
 
27068 SCURRAH, Charles Edward

Of Cambridge (P), passed away, at Golden Years Nursing Home, on Tuesday. Nov. 12, 1991. Predeceased by his wife Gladys in 1988 and a son, Melvin in 1954. Survived by his daughter, Wanda and her husband John Dinkel, grandchildren, Gary and his wife Alberta, Lynn and Graham, all of Kitchener and David of Oliphant; one great-granddaughter, Valerie. A private family service was held Thursday morning at the Barthel Funeral Home, Cambridge, conducted by Rev. A. Beaton of Knox Preston Presbyterian Church. Burial in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Nov 1991 pg A15 
Charles Edward Scurrah
 
27069 A Tragedy Marred Holiday Celebration

Mrs. G.H. Bowlby Lost Her Life in Fatal Motor Car Collison. Cars Collided at Victoria and Edward Streets. Other Occupants Escaped With Slight Injuries

An Inquest Into Death

The holiday festivities in the Twin Cities were marred by a fatal accident in which Mrs. G.H. Bowlby lost her life and a number of other citizens were badly shaken up and bruised.

The accident was caused by a collision between two automobiles at about one thirty o'clock on Saturday afternoon at the corner of Victoria and Edward Streets. Mrs. Bowlby with the four-year-daughter of Captain Tom Seagram of Waterloo, who was driving a Peerless car, was in the back seat of the machine which was going easterly on Victoria Street. At the same time a Ford Roadster, driven by Mr. Harvey Kennedy, who was accompanied by Mr. L. Wellheuser and Mr. Harry Lang, the latter sitting on the door, was going up Edward towards Victoria. A crash came. While Capt. Seagram swerved his car sideways it received the full impact of the other car. The machines were turned turtle and the occupants thrown out and underneath the cars. They, except Mrs. Bowlby, were able to extricate themselves from them machines and willing hands were soon offered. It was found that Mrs. Bowlby was pinned underneath the car was severely injured. Her brother, Capt. Seagram, extricated her from the wreckage. She was unconscious. Medical assistance and the ambulance were summoned. Dr. Kalbfleisch was on the scene soon. The ambulance arrived; she was removed to the hospital, where Dr. Kalbfleisch arrived a few minutes later. An examination of her injuries revealed a fracture of the skull, a broken collar bone and several broken ribs, which also caused internal injuries. An operation was deemed necessary. This was performed by Drs. Kalbfleisch, Gillespie and Hagmeier but unfortunately the efforts to save her life could not be brought to a successful conclusion and her death followed. This was about half an hour later.

A post-mortem examination was held later in the day and through it the opinions of the medical men on the character and extent of the injuries received by Mrs. Bowlby were ascertained.

Injuries Sustained by Others

Captain Seagram's injuries were: sever abrasions on the face and a severe shaking up. The little daughter aside from the nervous shock and scratches, escaped unscathed. The occupants in the other car all escaped with slight injuries. Mr. Kennedy, however, received bruises in the side of his body. But none of them were incapacitated. Both machines were badly damaged. The Peerless car, however, after it was put on its wheels was taken to a garage under its own power.

Had Been Out Berry Picking

It should be added that the occupants in the Ford roadster had been out berry picking and were homeward bound with their berries.

Inquest Deemed Necessary

Coroner Dr. Kalbfleisch deemed an inquest necessary and immediately had a jury empanelled. Later in the afternoon they viewed the body of the deceased and also inspected the scene of the accident. They then adjourned until 1:30 Wednesday afternoon.

In connection with the cause of the accident the facts, it is expected, will be brought out at the inquest. Incidentally side from the cause, it is noteworthy that the corner of Edward and Victoria Streets does not afford a clear view to people traversing the streets. On three corners buildings are near the street line and hide the view from one street to the other.

Mrs. Bowlby's Death a Severe Loss

The death of Mrs. Bowlby under the tragic circumstances caused intense sorrow among the citizens of Kitchener and waterloo. The loss sustained by the family is also keenly felt by the people of the community and b hundreds of friends that Mrs. Bowlby had elsewhere. Possessing a pleasing personality and endowed with noble qualities of kindness, charity, and an interest in the welfare of others, she had a warm place in the hearts and thoughts of all who knew her. Mrs. Bowlby gave valuable service on not a few organizations of public benefit and patriotic purposes among them being the Daughters of the Empire.

When the late Major B.H. Bowlby went to England in 1915 where he was engaged in surgical work in military hospitals, she accompanied him. Since his death which was caused by falling over a cliff in September 1917 she engaged in Red Cross work until she returned home about a year ago, to be with her father, who was in poor health.

Mrs. Bowlby was a daughter of Mr. Joseph Seagram, ex-MP, of Waterloo. Surviving her are her father and four brothers, who are Mr. E.F. Seagram, Captain Tom Seagram, Mr. Joseph Seagram, Jr., Orillia, and Mr. Norman Seagram, Toronto.

Seven Eye Witnesses Empanelled

Quite a number of witnesses are being empanelled to testify at the inquest, among them being seven eye witnesses. The jury consists of the following gentlemen: J.E. Bilger, foreman, B.H. Ziegler, J. Welker, L.S. Orlowski, Geo. C. Doerr, S.H. Hessenauer, Charles P. Knapp, George Steinmetz, J.A. Fuhrmann, V.R. Berlet.

Funeral Tomorrow

The funeral of the late Mrs. Adine Bowlby will be held tomorrow afternoon. There will be a service at the residence, 11 West Weber Street, at 4 o'clock and afterwards at St. John's Anglican Church. After the church service the remains will be taken to Montreal.1a

1aKitchener News Record - 21 Jul 1919 pg 1 
Blanche Alexandrine "Alexandra" "Adine" Seagram
 
27070 The Mount Royal Cemetery of Montreal provided information that Adine Bowlby and Martha Esther Bowlby were cremated at the Mount Royal Crematorium but the ashes were not interred there. Blanche Alexandrine "Alexandra" "Adine" Seagram
 
27071 1851 - Edward Seaghram is in same household as John Barbour. Edward F. Seagram
 
27072 The Snyder-Seagram House was designed by an American architect for Herbert Snyder, the owner of Snyder Bros. Furniture. It was built in 1903 by Charles Moogk, the Engineer for the Town of Waterloo.
The impressive Edwardian house is interesting primarily because of its poured concrete construction. Other characteristics include the Palladian window located in a large dormer on the facade, a collection of bay windows and the curved verandah. Many of the windows still contain the original leaded glass. The beveled edges of these windows refract the sun's rays into a spectrum of colours.
Edward F. Seagram, son of distilling magnate Joseph E. Seagram, purchased the house in 1929 and presented it as a wedding gift to his son J.E. Frowde Seagram. Upon the death of his father, Frowde Seagram, who was already President of Canada Barrels and Kegs Limited, became President of the family's distillery and assumed control of the famous Seagram racing stables. Over the years, horses carrying the distinctive black and yellow Seagram colours captured twenty King's and Queen's plates.
The Snyder-Seagram house is designated a Heritage Landmark because of its historical and architectural significance. All of the elevations, with the exception of the one facing east, received recognition. It is currently the office of Dr. Peter Wyshynski1a

1aDesignated Properties www. waterloo.ca 
Joseph Edward Frowde Seagram
 
27073 Church of the Holy Saviour

Anglican services were conducted twice a month in Waterloo by Rev. E.W. Murray from St. John's Anglican Church, Berlin, as early as 1876. These services were held in St. John's Lutheran Church on King Street North in Waterloo; a Sunday School was begun about the same time. A decision was made at a meeting of Waterloo Anglicans on January 17, 1895 to begin regular Sunday services, and the first of these services was conducted on January 27th by Rev. Frederick J. Steen of Berlin. The present church, known then as St. Saviour, was built in the Fall of 1897 and was officially opened on January 10, 1898 by Bishop Baldwin of the Diocese of Huron. At that time the church was still a mission of St. John's in Berlin. This arrangement continued until the arrival of the congregation's first resident rector, Rev. R.A. Armstrong, in June 1901.

A rectory was purchased in 1910 at the corner of Allen and Mary Streets, and in 1912-1913 the Parish Hall was built through the generosity of Joseph E. Seagram. On October 26, 1919 the church, with the present name of Church of the Holy Saviour, was consecrated by Bishop David Williams. The chancel was rebuilt and new pews were installed in 1926-1928. The richly decorated interior of the church, in carved oak, was executed in stages in the years 1926-1928 and 1935-1937, memorial gifts of the Seagram family and others. Of particular interest are the "Last Supper" above the altar, the chancel and narthex screens, the pulpit and lecturn, all worked by craftsmen of the Globe Furniture Company of Waterloo. The years 1935-1937 also saw the erection of the tower. An addition to the Parish Hall was built in 1954.1a

1a\iWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

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SEAGRAM, JOSEPH EMM, distiller, sportsman, and politician; b. 15 April 1841 in Fisher's Mills, near New Hope (Hespeler, later Cambridge), Upper Canada, son of Octavius Augustus Seagram and Amelia Stiles (Styles); m. December 1869 Stephanie Urbs in Upper Fort Garry (Winnipeg), and they had four sons and two daughters; d. there 18 Aug. 1919.

Octavius Seagram and his wife emigrated from Wiltshire, England, to Upper Canada in 1837 with the resources to purchase two farms and a tavern at Fisher's Mills. Seagram died in 1848 and following his wife's death four years later their sons, Joseph Emm and Edward Frowd, were placed under the guardianship of Michael Boomer*, the Anglican clergyman in Galt (Cambridge). The boys were sent to William Tassie's boarding-school there. Joseph spent six years at this school and after graduation he attended the Bryant and Stratton Business College in Buffalo, N.Y., for a year.

Seagram returned to Galt in 1860 and was taken on as a junior bookkeeper at a local axe-handle factory. He left it after a fist-fight with a senior bookkeeper. He was subsequently employed as a bookkeeper at a mill in Galt and later managed a mill in Stratford. Looking for employment closer to his Galt home, Seagram was hired in 1864 by Wilhelm Hespeler* to supervise Hespeler's interest in a milling operation in Waterloo. The mill serviced the local grain market, a general store was attached to it, and Hespeler and his partners, George Randall and William Roos, found a valuable sideline in distilling surplus grain into whisky. Seagram's arrangement with Hespeler included the privilege of living in Hespeler's home. While there he met and courted Hespeler's niece, and the two would marry.

Seagram proved a successful manager and, perhaps more than the partners, he saw the potential for the distilling business. In 1868 he bought out Hespeler's share and in 1873 he acquired Randall's. The name of the business was changed to Seagram and Roos in 1881. Two years later Seagram bought out Roos as well, and the company became a sole proprietorship under the name of the Joseph Seagram Flour Mill and Distillery Company.

After assuming control, Seagram began to pursue with great resolution the distilling part of the business. In 1883 he produced a special blend of whisky, Seagram's 83, to celebrate his acquisition of the company and in 1887 it was sold for the first time. It would prove to be his best-selling brand. Two other name brands were distilled: Seagram's Old Rye for sale in Ontario and Seagram's White Feather for Quebec. Seagram's determination to concentrate on distilling was made clear in 1886 when he sold the dry goods business.

Though not the first to distil Canadian whisky on a large scale, Seagram was among the most aggressive of the Canadian producers and exporters. His distillery had shipped whisky to both the United States and Britain as early as 1875, but Seagram accelerated this business after he gained complete control. By the early 1890s he was sending large quantities of whisky and other liquors directly to New York, Chicago, and Detroit for distribution. This penetration of the American market supplemented the growing success that Seagram's products were enjoying in Canada.

In 1911 Seagram incorporated the company as Joseph E. Seagram and Sons Limited. At this point his sons Edward Frowde and Thomas William took a more active role in the company's operation. In 1913 the family met to celebrate Thomas's wedding and Seagram Sr had a special blend of whisky prepared for the event. The blend appealed to Seagram so much that he ordered wider production of the whisky, which became known as Seagram's V.O. (meaning very own); it was brought out of bond in 1917. Following Seagram's death, the presidency of the company would be assumed by Edward, but in 1928 control was acquired by the Bronfmans of Montreal.

Seagram's success in business allowed him to pursue with vigour his passion for horse-racing. In 1860, at the age of 19, he had purchased a half share in a racehorse in Galt. From this beginning came a racing dynasty based in the growing Seagram stables near Waterloo. Seagram regularly visited more advanced racing farms in Britain and imported a large amount of breeding stock. Canada's leading turf journalist of the period, Edmund King Dodds, noted in 1909 that "for over twenty years [Seagram] has spent money lavishly importing choice blood, both from England and the United States." This lavish spending brought unprecedented success. Seagram's horses began running in the Queen's Plate in 1889 and in 1891 he won the race for the first time. His horses would win it ten times and the King's Plate five times before his death in 1919. Between 1891 and 1898 his horses won eight consecutive Plates and in six of them a Seagram horse also placed second. This record made him, in the opinion of the Canadian Magazine in 1900, "probably the greatest Canadian horse-breeder." Dodds made the point that Seagram's stables were also important in improving the bloodstock of Canadian horses in general. Seagram held annual sales at which the surplus stock of well-bred animals was sold at reasonable prices.

Seagram was influential in the creation in 1881 of the Ontario Jockey Club, which sought to regulate horse-racing and improve the public perception of the sport. He was elected to its board in 1898 and from 1906 to his death he was its president. In 1903 he donated a $2,000 prize and a trophy for a race to be run by horses owned in Canada; it continues to this day.

Success also led Seagram into the realm of politics. In 1881 he was elected to represent the South Ward on Waterloo Town Council. An outspoken supporter of the National Policy tariff, in 1896 he gained the Conservative nomination in the federal riding of Waterloo North. He campaigned actively on the tariff and ignored the Manitoba school question, which dominated the election in other regions. Seagram won the seat away from the Liberals, who none the less formed a government under Wilfrid Laurier.

Opposition politics did not suit Seagram and by the election of 1900 he was considering withdrawing. He was persuaded to reconsider, however, in part by an arrangement between the Conservative and Liberal organizations that allowed him to be acclaimed and Liberal Louis Jacob Breithaupt to stand unopposed in the provincial by-election in the riding. Seagram ran again successfully in 1904. Though he chose not to run in 1908 - he was then 67 - he contributed substantially to the campaign against the young William Lyon Mackenzie King*, who still won, and played a prominent role in his defeat in 1911. King argued that his loss had been due in large part to liquor moneys: "Dozens of voters in doubtful polls were bought . . . Joseph Seagram and his allies have corrupted them." After the Conservatives returned to office in 1911, Prime Minister Robert Laird Borden* offered Seagram a Senate seat, but he declined, suggesting a younger man.

Seagram is also remembered in Waterloo for his philanthropy. Most notable among the causes he supported was the Berlin and Waterloo Hospital. In 1893 he had donated a 14-acre parcel on the border between Berlin (Kitchener) and Waterloo to the Hospital Trust, with the provision that admission never be refused to any patient "by reason of his or her Nationality, Race, Colour, Religious belief or want of Religious belief." In addition, Seagram was a founding member of the Waterloo branch of the Canadian Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis and a sponsor of local sängerfeste, which celebrated the music and culture of the area's German inhabitants.

Joseph Seagram remained active in the operation of his distillery and racing stable until his death in 1919. An Anglican, he was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery in Waterloo. His influence within the community is reflected in the fact that his racing colours, black and gold, became the colours of the city of Waterloo and later of the University of Waterloo. Seagram had always prided himself on his remarkable physical resemblance to Edward VII and, despite the ego this pride suggests, within his community the similarity was appropriate.

\ulAndrew Thomson

AO, RG 22-155, O. A. Seagram, 1848-52. Seagram Museum Arch. (Waterloo, Ont.), J. E. Seagram papers; Joseph Seagram and Sons Limited papers. Berliner Journal (Berlin [Kitchener], Ont.), 4 Aug. 1886. Daily Telegraph (Berlin; Kitchener), September-November 1900, August 1919. News-Record (Berlin; Kitchener), 1877-1900, August 1919. Canadian men and women of the time (Morgan; 1898 and 1912). E. K. Dodds, Canadian turf recollections and other sketches (Toronto, 1909). Trent Frayne, The Queen's Plate (Toronto, 1959). Horseman, "The Queen's Plate," Canadian Magazine, 15 (May-October 1900): 270-72. "Joseph Emm Seagram (1841-1919)," Waterloo Hist. Soc., [Annual report] (Kitchener), 64 (1976): 18-22. W. F. Rannie, Canadian whisky: the product and the industry (Lincoln, Ont., 1976). Standard dict. of Canadian biog. (Roberts and Tunnell), vol.2. George Tompkins, "A history of the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital," Waterloo Hist. Soc., Annual vol., 52 (1964): 44-60.2a

2a\bDictionary of Canadian Biography Online 2000 University of Toronto/Université Laval http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/seagram_joseph_emm_14E.html

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J. E. SEAGRAM. (North Waterloo.) Joseph Emm Seagram was born in the County of Waterloo, Ont., in 1841. He is the son of Octavius Augustus Seagram and Amelia Styles, who both came from Bratton, Wiltshire, Eng. He was educated at Galt Grammar School, and was married in 1869 to Stephanie Erbs, of Galt, Ont. Mr. Seagram carries on an extensive business as a miller and distiller. He takes an active interest in municipal affairs, and has been a Town Councillor of the thriving town of Waterloo, Ont., where his business is located. He was first returned to Parliament at the general election of 1896 as a Conservative. Waterloo, 0.3a

3a\b\iPersonnel of the Senate and House of Commons, Eighth Parliament of Canada Elected June 23, 1896, Portraits and Biographies of the Members\b0, Montreal, John Lovell & son 1898, pg 206

1851 - Joseph Seaghram is in same household as John Barbour. 
Joseph Emm Seagram
 
27074 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_E._Seagram Joseph Emm Seagram
 
27075 http://www.thewaterlooway.com/wiki/index.php?title=Joseph_Seagram Joseph Emm Seagram
 
27076 Upon his passing, his ashes were 'consigned to the deep' off the main point of the family island, in his beloved Muskoka Norman Seagram
 
27077 Octavius Augustus Seagram and his wife, Amelia Stiles, immigrated to Canada from Wiltshire, England in 1837. They purchased two farms and a tavern in Fisher Mills, near Galt (now Cambridge, Ontario). The couple had two sons, Joseph Emm, born in 1841, and Edward Frowde, born in 1842. These boys were orphaned in their teens, and lived for six years at Dr. Tassie's boarding school in Galt. After spending a year at business college in Buffalo, New York, Joseph Seagram returned to Canada, where he worked as a bookkeeper and manager at various mills in Galt and Stratford. In 1864 he went to work for William Hespeler at the Granite Mills in Waterloo, which was to be the foundation of his career as a distiller. In 1869 he married Stephanie Urbs, daughter of Jacob Hespeler's sister Marie, thus connecting himself with some of the most prominent families in the area, such as the Warnocks and Hespelers.....1a

1ahttp://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/discipline/SpecColl/archives/sfamily.html 2010 
Octavius Augustus Seagram
 
27078 Seagram, T. W. [Thomas William b. 25 Oct. 1887, Waterloo, Ont.; distiller; next-of-kin: Dorothy Seagram, wife; regimental number: --]1a

1aBrook Skelton, Military Honour Rolls and Church of the Holy Saviour, Waterloo, Ontario, Waterloo Kin, Waterloo Region Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society 2007 *bracketed information from the WW1 Attestation Papers 
Thomas William Seagram
 
27079 CRESSMAN, Lettie Grace (nee Scamont) - 1916-2007. Died quietly, as she had lived, on July 15, at age 91, in the presence of her family at Fairview Mennonite Home in Cambridge. Lettie was born in Kipawa, Quebec on March 29, 1916, one of six daughters and five sons of Ada Barney and William Scamont. She is survived by her sister Vivian Down of Temiscaming, Quebec. In 1942 Lettie married Ray Cressman in Preston. Their loving partnership lasted 48 years until Ray's death in 1990. Their five children mourn her passing; Janice (Don) Sparrow, John Cressman (Patti Hobler) and Carol (Nyle) Nussli, all of Cambridge; Virginia Jones of San Jose, California and Donna Cressman of Toronto. She is remembered by grandsons, Jason Sparrow, Adam (Mary Claire) Jones, Ben Cressman, Mark Nussli and Nicolas Dubois and granddaughters, Heather Sparrow (Kris Kirk), Natasha Dubois, Devon Cressman and Emma Nussli. Lettie was able to spend a little time with her first great-granddaughter, Sydney Kirk. Lettie was a longtime member of King St. Baptist Church in Preston and also attended Breslau Mennonite Church. Her life was lived through faith and she will be missed by many friends in both church communities. Lettie loved and respected children. Friends so wishing may honour her memory with a contribution to Faith's Orphans Fund, a charity for children orphaned by AIDS in Zambia who work is supported by Lettie's good friend Doraine Ross of Cambridge. Alternatively, donations to MCC (Mennonite Central Committee). Lettie's family is very grateful to the nurses, aides and caregivers at Fairview Suites and nursing home and to the ParaMed and A Senior's Moment assistants, for their loving and kind attention to their mother. Thanks also to the doctors and nurses at Cambridge Memorial Hospital for the excellent care Lettie received there during surgeries over the last year. The family will receive friends at Fairview Mennonite Centre Auditorium, 515 Lang's Drive, Cambridge on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 19 at 1:30 p.m. at King St. Baptist Church in Cambridge. Interment in Breslau Mennonite Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Barthel Funeral Home in Cambridge.1a

1aThe Record newspaper 18 Jul 2007 
Lette Grace Seamont
 
27080 SEARLES, James - At St. Mary's Hospital, on Thursday, Oct. 16, 1980, James Searles, of 44 Mansion St., Kitchener, age 89 years. Born in England, he was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. For over 40 years he was a shoemaker with the former Bauer Skate Co. Husband of the former Minnie Duench; father of Leslie and Audrey (Mrs. Henry Miller), both of Kitchener; brother of Miss Catherine Searles of Kitchener; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive. He was predeceased by his parents and one son, Stanley.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 17 Oct 1980 
James Searles
 
27081 SCHWANDT, Annie Sophie

At Cambridge Country Manor, on Thursday, Feb. 4, 1993, Annie (Searth) Schwandt, formerly of RR 2, Breslau, in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Benjamin (1984). Dear mother of Lloyd of Chatham, Mrs. Bertram (Myrtle) Dale of Pickering and Mrs. John (Mildred) Martin of Waterloo. Also survived by six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Mrs. Schwandt was the last surviving member of the William Searth family of Shantz Station. Resting at the Nelson Funeral Home, 1700 Franklin Boulevard, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends tonight (Saturday) from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 7 at 2:30 p.m. Interment Zion United Church Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 6 Feb 1993 pg A11 
Anna Sophia Searth
 
27082 BAST, Mrs. Ida Frieda - On Tuesday, Feb. 21, 1995, at her residence, the Maples Rest Home, Tavistock, Ida Bast, formerly of Baden.

She was born 86 years ago a daughter of the late Andrew and Pauline Searth. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Philipsburg.

Beloved wife of Allan Bast who predeceased her in 1985. Loving mother of Peter and his wife Sharon of New Hamburg. Lovingly remembered by two grandchildren, Charlene and her husband Tom Boehler of New Hamburg and David of New Hamburg and his friend Elle. Special great-grandma to Peyton and Jade. Also missed by two brothers, Albert Searth and his wife Ruby of Waterloo and Carl of Toronto. She was predeceased by nine brothers and three sisters.

Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm and until Friday, where the service will be held at 2:30 pm. Spring interment in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Philipsburg.1a

1aThe Record 22 Feb 1995 A9 
Ida Frieda Searth
 
27083 SCHUT, Mildred Beatrice - 1922-2007. Passed away peacefully, at home, surrounded by her family, on February 24, 2007, at the age of 85. Loving wife of George John Schut; loving mother of Ron and his wife Janis, Larry and his wife Shirl, her son Richard and daughter Judy. Loving grandmother of Becky, Katie, Laurel, Jason, Jenifer, Jordan, Scott, Karen, and great-grandmother of Makayla and Ethan. Mildred is remembered by loving sisters Elvira Shantz and Erma Korn. Predeceased by mother and father Marguerite and William Searth, and brother Howard. Lovingly remembered by sisters-in-law Minnie Howes and June Schut. Predeceased by in-laws Helena and John Schut, and brothers-in-law Bill Howes and Stan Schut. How very appropriate, that this lady born on Valentine's Day in 1922, has been gifted with the art of loving. Lovingly giving of her many talents and her winsome personality, she embellished many lives by her generous spirit. She loved well and was well loved in return. Millie devoted her entire life to her family, her church and her friends. Her illness and death is an overwhelming loss for everyone. She will be sadly missed and has left everlasting and unforgettable memories. Thank you to everyone for helping our mother in so many ways over the years, but a special thank you to her daughter-in-law Shirl, for her tender loving care throughout her illness. Mildred will remain in our prayers for all eternity. We Love You, Wife, Mother and Grandmother. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, on Monday, Feb. 26, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Knox Preston Presbyterian Church, 132 Argyle St. N., Cambridge, on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007 at 11 a.m. Spring interment at Zion Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Medical Day Care of Cambridge Memorial Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Tributes may be made online at www.mem.com.1a

1aThe Record 26 Feb 2007 
Mildred Beatrice Searth
 
27084 Staying with Joseph & Mary Hardy. Margaretha Seaton
 
27085 SCHERER, Josephine Mary

Of Rose Street, Cambridge, at her residence, on Tuesday, May 18, 1999, in her 77th year. Josephine Sebastian, beloved wife of the late Carl Scherer. Dear mother of David, Gary and Brian and his wife Pamela, all of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by three grandchildren, Jason, Brett and Kearsa. Predeceased by her parents; two brothers, John and Adam and three sisters, Olga, Helen and Eva. Mrs. Scherer was born in Preston and had been a lifelong resident of the area. She was a member of St. Clement's RC Church and the CWL. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge on Thursday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's RC Church, 745 Duke St., Cambridge, on Friday, May 21, 1999, at 10 a.m. A private family interment will follow in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 19 May 1999 pg B4 
Josephine Mary Sebastian
 
27086 SEBASTIAN, Mary Catherine

Passed away peacefully, during Easter Vigil on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at the age of 87 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, with her loving family by her side. Mary loved her family deeply and was always there to support them. She has shown great courage and determination throughout her life, but especially over the last few years, in facing her growing health issues. Mary's faith was always very special to her as a devoted catholic and life-long member of St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church. She was a long-time employee at Allen Bradley, until her retirement and enjoyed the company of her friends that she worked with. Lovingly remember by her sisters Jeanette 'Jenny' Wright (Richard) and Pat Windsor (the late James), her brother Jerry Sebastian (Dianne) and also by her many nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Amelia and Bernard Sebastian, sisters Helen Hopf and Teresa Garvis and her brother Joseph Sebastian. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas St. N. Cambridge on Friday April 1, 2016, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated at St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church, 745 Duke St. Cambridge on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 31 Mar 2016 
Mary Catherine Sebastian
 
27087 TOFFNER, Violet Theresa

At Cambridge Memorial, Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Toffner. Loving mother of Daniel and his wife Sandy, Michael and his wife Debbie and Richard and his wife Lynne; grandmother of Tricia, Mark, Greg, Julie (her husband Jason Fisher). Tracy (her husband Scott Holman) and Tania: great-grandchildren, Mckay, Hayden and Noah; step-grandchildren, Traci and Tammy and step-great-grandchildren, Ryan and Tyler. Survived by her brother, Ed Sebastian and his wife Jean and sisters-in-laws, Doreen and Lena. Predeceased by her sister, Mary and her brothers, John and Kasmir. Resting at the Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas St., Cambridge, where the family will receive friends today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's RC Church, Duke Street, Cambridge on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, at 10 a.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery. A Parish Rosary will be recited at the funeral home on Monday evening, at 7 p.m.

The Record 29 Nov 1999 pg B4 
Violet Theresa Sebastian
 
27088 Former Resident Dies in Los Angeles - Mr. Henry Seck, a former well known resident of New Hamburg, died in Los Angeles, Calif., on Nov. 15th, at the age of 68 years. Word was received by his brother-in-law, Mr. Michael Dietrich, of this town. The deceased had been in ill health for some time, but his death came unexpectedly. The late Mr. Seck was born in Bamberg, Wellesley Township. He came to New Hamburg when a young man and was employed in the Rau brewery for quite a number of years. He moved to Detroit 33 years ago and for the past 19 years resided in Los Angeles. He was a faithful adherent of the RC Church and a member of the Catholic Mutual Benefit Association. He was married to Mary (Dietrich) Rau, widow of the late Joseph Rau, of this town, who survives him. The funeral took place in Los Angeles on November 18th.
New Hamburg Independent Nov 27 1931 pg 5 
Henry Seck
 
27089 Arrived Nov 5 1841 on the ship Baltimore from LeHavre France. Johann Seck
 
27090 Lived with son Peter. Johann Seck
 
27091 Arrived Nov 5 1841 on the ship Baltimore from LeHavre France. Peter Seck
 
27092 KUZYK, Theresa Anne (nee Sedlak) - Passed away peacefully, on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006. Beloved wife of John M. Kuzyk. Loving mother of Aunna-Marie Kuzyk and John Kuzyk and his wife Monica. Proud Bapka to Christian and Michael Hager and Elizabeth and Peter Kuzyk. Theresa worked at Bell Telephone in Chatham and Guelph and also worked at Electrohome in the furniture department. There will be no visitation. A private family memorial service was held. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the I. C. U. nurses and doctors at Grand River Hospital, for their caring support and attention and compassionate care to Mom. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 519-749-8467. Visit www. henrywalser. com for Theresa's memorial. Theresa Sedlak
 
27093 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. David Seebach
 
27094 Was staying with Samuel and Chariette Roberts. Francis Seebach
 
27095 He belonged to the I.O.F. and the City band. Aug Seefeldt
 
27096 MRS. SAMUEL SHELLEY DIES IN 78TH YEAR. DIED -------- FEB. 23, 35.
Born in Germany, nee Christina Seefeldt.
The village and community was shocked when it was learned that Mrs. samuel Shelley had passed away about 6 o;clock on Saturday evening after a few days' illness that was not considered of so serious a nature.
A heart affliction setting in late in the afternoon brought on her sudden death in her 78th year.
The late Mrs. Shelley, whose maiden name had been Christina Seefeldt, was the oldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Karl Seefeldt of this place, born in Germany, Sept. 14, 1857, and when ten years of age she came to this country with her parents. Her youth was spent in the St. Jacobs section, where, on Nov. 28, 1897, she married Samuel Shelley, and went to Waterloo, where they resided for 6 1/2 years. Early in the spring of 1894 they moved to the small farm at the Grand River bridge, which has been the home for the rest of her days. The departed was of a very friendly disposition and had occasion to make many friends during her 41 years of residence.
There survive her bereaved husband, one daughter, Luella, at home, and one son, Nelson in Kitchener, als one brother, Karl of Spokane, Wash., U.S.A. and two grandchildren. one daughter, Mrs. Harold Trussler, predeceased her mother three years ago.
The funeral which was largely attended took place on Tuesday afternoon. A brief service was held at the home at 1:30 after which the remains were taken to Calvary Evangelical Church St., for the chief service and following this interment was made in Calvary Church cemetery at St. Jacobs. Rev. W.J. Yaeger and Rev. J. Ure Stewart were in charge of the services while Messrs. W.S. Wright, Allan Good, J.J. Wilkinson, Noah Stroh, Arthur James and Milton Weber acted as pallbearers.
The Chronicle joins the many friends in sympathizing with the bereaved family in their hour of grief and sorrow. 
Carolina Christina Ernstina Seefeldt
 
27097 Loved mother gone to her last reward.

Monday, February 4th, marked the passing of Mrs. Anna Wood, an early settler of the Grand Traverse region.

Anna Seegmiller Wood was born June 20, 1853, in Petersburg, Waterloo County, Canada, a daughter of Fred and Katherine Seegmiller one of a family of seven. She is survived by her brother George, living in her childhood home.

On December 31st, 1872, she was married to John Wood also of Canada. Twelve children came to this home, one died in infancy, two in early youth and nine survive. They are: Alex Wood of Detroit; Charles, John, Wellington, Mrs. R. A. Wilson, Mrs Frank Clark of Kingsley and Mrs Frank Hennrick and Mrs Myron Cunningham of Traverse City and Mrs O. M. Tompkings(sp) of Old Mission, Mich. There are nineteen grandchildren.

The family came to Michigan in 1892 and took up a farm southeast of Kingsley where Mrs. Wood resided until the death of her husband, John Wood, Sr., January 2, 1918. Since that time her home has been with her children and four years of residence in Old Mission made for her many friends who will always remember her kind, undemonstrative manner in doing for those she loved.

Death came quietly after a month's illness at her home on the farm of R. A. Wilson, four miles east and a mile south of Kingsley, watched over by the sons and daughters for whom she had lived her life.

In early childhood, Mrs. Wood was confirmed in the Lutheran church of her people and throughout life adhered to this faith. For many years she was affiliated with the Summit City Grange and held the office of chaplain of this organization.

Mrs. Wood was a woman of sterling character, gentle and home loving. She had often been heard to remark: "If it is God's Will then we must abide by it." And now may we say of her in passing, "She hath done what she could."1a

1aTraverse City Record Eagle Feb 1919 
Anna Maria Seegmiller
 
27098 Mrs. Anna Kneisel by Record Correspondent WELLESLEY, March 9

Mrs. Anna Kneisel, 84, of Lisbon, died yesterday in St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, after a two-day illness. Mrs. Kneisel was born in North Easthope Township, daughter of the late Frederick and Marie Seegmiller. She was a member of St. James's Lutheran Church and the Ladies` Aid of that church, North Easthope. Surviving are three sons, Fred and Edward. Lisbon; and Alfred, Bright; one brother, Daniel Seegmiller, Kitchener; one sister, Mrs. Mary Hartung, Tavistock; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband and two sons The body will rest at the Futher Funeral Home, Wellesley, until 3 pan. tomorrow. The funeral will be held at her home at Lisbon on Saturday at 2:30 p.m., followed by a memorial service in St. James's Lutheran Church, North East-hope, at 3 p.m, Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. H. Bindhammer will officiate. 
Annie Seegmiller
 
27099 It has been suggested that his father was last named Dolle. Edgar Seegmiller
 
27100 report to have been born in 17 OCT 1795 in Rieschweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Frederick Seegmiller
 
27101 SEEGMILLER, Frederick "Fred" Peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, a longtime resident of Ayr, in his 91st year. Beloved husband to June (nee Rutherford); loved father to Betty Jacobs (Ted); cherished grandpa to Christine Jacobs; dear brother-in-law to Millie Seegmiller. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a son at birth, his parents, William and Edith, brothers; Ezra, George, Leonard and Clare and sisters; Catherine Kitching and Hilda Seegmiller. Friends may call at Ayr Chapel, Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, 183 Northumberland St., Ayr, Ontario on Friday, May 30, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Interment Ayr Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Heart and Stroke or Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences or donations may be arranged through www.wmkippfuneralhome.com or by contacting Wm. KIPP 519-632-8228

Waterloo Region Record 28 May 2014 
Frederick William "Fred" Seegmiller
 
27102 A-1-23 George Seegmiller: Last Will and Testament of George Seegmiller, of the Township of Wilmot,

…In the name of God, Amen. I, George Seegmiller, of the Township of Wilmot, do make, publish and declare this as my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoling all former wills by me made. My will is that all my just debts and funeral charges shall be aid by my Executors hereinafter named. And my Will is that my Executors hereinafter named shall after my decease sell and dispose of all the property real, personal or mixed, that I shall leave or to which that I shall be entitled at the time of my decease. And I give them ample power and authority so to do, and to execute and deliver deeds for the conveuance thereof. And out of the net avails of my estates that shall remain in the hands of my said Executors after paying my debts and funeral charges - I give, devise and bequeath, to be equally divided to and among my dear sisters now being or living in Germany, namely Margarette Seegmiller, who intermarried with David Grunder, Elizabeth Seegmiller, intermarried with Christian Klaun? and Louisa Seegmiller, intermarried with Ludwig Geissel, to have and to hold the same to them, their heirs…But this devise and bequest is made on the condition, that if I die without any heirs at law, then my above mentioned sisters shall have and be equally divided, as devised and bequeathed to them, but if I have or leave any heirs at law at the time or after my decease, then my said heirs shall share and divide equally among them, and shall hold the same to them their heirs and assigns for ever. I do nominate and appoint my friend Jacob Hespeler, of the Township of Waterloo, and John R. Schmith, of the Township of Wilmot, to be the sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament…

Wittnessed by: George Weiss and Michael Myers
Will Dated 4 June, 1851
Received and insinuated 5th January 1854
Inventory valued £3001a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber  
George Seegmiller
 
27103 It is been suggested by Harry's father was a Becker. Harry Seegmiller
 
27104 MRS. GEORGE C. SCHMIDT

WELLESLEY, Dec. 31 — Mrs. George C. Schmidt, 82, widow of the late George Schmidt, died suddenly this morning at the home of her son, Frederick, west of Wellesley. She was formerly Miss Magdalena Seegmiller, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Seemiller. Her mother was the former Miss Mary Yost. Mrs. Schmidt was born Sept 11, 1861, in North Easthope Township. She attended the Zion Lutheran Church, Philipsburg and was a member of the Ladles' Aid of that church. Surviving are one son, Frederick, two brothers, Frederick of New Hamburg and Daniel of Kitchener and two sisters, Mrs. Conrad Kneisel, Lisbon and Mrs. George Hartung, Tavistock. One son and two daughters predeceased her. Public funeral services will be held from the home of her son on Monday at 3 o'clock to the Zion Church at 2 p m. Rev. Mr. Frederickson will officiate. Interment will be made in the adjoining cemetery. Remains are resting in the Futher Funeral Home, until Sunday at 2 o'clock, when removal will be made to the home.

Kitchener Daily Record 31 Dec 1943 pg 15 
Magdalena "Lena" Seegmiller
 
27105 Seegmiller, Roger - At Central Park Lodge, Kitchener, July 20 following a brief illness age 51 years formerly of 39 Amos Ave., Waterloo and a former Burnside resident. He was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Kitchener. Son of the former Leta Detiveller of Kitchener and the late Wilfred Seegmiller, husband of the former Gloria Heinbecker, father of Dwight, Mark, Gary, Jeffrey and Cheryl (Mrs. Richard Harrington) all of Kitchener, Darrell of British Columbia and Valerie of Waterloo, Yvonne (Mrs. Gord Allan) of Kitchener and Marilyn (Mrs. Wayne Roberts) of Richmond Va., grandfather of Rene and Roger. Funeral and committal service was held at the Ratz and Bechtel Chapel, Wednesday at 2 pm with Rev. Harold Brill officiating. Interment at Woodland Cemetery.

New Hamburg Independent Jul 29 1981 pg 19 
Roger Seegmiller
 
27106 Mrs. William Knechtel, 77 of 65 Irvin St., died early this morning at the K-W Hospital after an illness of three months. Born Dec. 12, 1875 at Petersburg, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Seegmiller. She was a member of Zion Evangelical United Brethern Church. She was married Jan. 6, 1897, to William H. Knechtel, who survives. Also surviving are three sons, George of Baltimore, Md.; Fred of Brantford and Walter of Kitchener; two daughters, Mrs. Alice Shaw of Alliston and Mrs. H.E. (Elizabeth) Graham of Los Angeles, California; two brothers, Fred of Napa, Calif., and William of Sarnia. Twelve grandchildren and three grandchildren also survive. Five sisters also survive, Mrs. Wallace Ritzenhaller of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Mary Christner of Kitchener; Mrs. Oscar Anderson of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Wesley Heipel of Heidelberg and Mrs. Elmer Bier, of New Hamburg. The body is at the Ratz Bechtel Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will take place at Woodland Cemetery, Rev. E.K. Hallman, pastor of Zion Evangelical United Brethren Church will officiate.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 2 Mar 1953 
Sarah Seegmiller
 
27107 HENRY SEEGRIST.

No matter how unfavorable the outlook in life, or how little encouragement is received, there are some who will succeed in whatever they undertake, while others, placed in the same position, will give up in despair. Henry Seegrist is one of those who has won the iiniversal respect of his fellows for the push and energy that he has at all times manifested, and it is universally acknowledged that he is one of the most popular officials of Starke County, for he is faithful and painstaking and at all times courteous and obliging, in fact, a beau ideal officer. He comes of a fine old Colonial Pennsylvania family, that originally came to this country from Germany; but he, himself, was born on his father's well-conducted farm in Ontario, Canada, September 16, 1849, and was two years of age at the time of his parents' removal to Michigan, and about twelve years old when they settled in Starke County, Indiana, on a farm north of San Pierre, in Railroad Township. Like the average farmer's boy of his day he received the usual common school education, attending the public schools when his services were not required on the farm, and while still in early manhood he began learning the carpenter's trade, but worked at it but a short time. He remained on his father's farm until he attained his majority, and the following spring started out to fight life's battle for himself, and secured employment on a large stock farm in the vicinity of English Lake, holding the position of foreman of the same for a number of years. As necessity compelled him to rely solely upon his own resources, he wisely used much care in the expenditure of his means, and was thus enabled to engajje in the mercantile business for himself on a small scale in 1877, his place of business being English Lake. By careful attention to business and the exercise of all his intellectual faculties, lie prospered financially, and on various occasions, as his patronage demanded, he added to his stock of goods, until he had a most completely equipped store. He continued to pursue this calling most successfully until the fall of 1891, when he sold out to enter upon the duties of County Recorder, an office to which he had been elected in the fall of 1890. The manner in which he has filled this position has won for him the highest praise from political friends and foes alike, but has been especially pleasing to his Democratic constituents, who have honored him by a unanimous renomination, there being no other candidate sufficiently sure of the nomination to enter the field. He has fullv merited the confidence that has been reposed in him, for he thoroughly understands every detail of his official duties, and will undoubtedly be re-elected by an increased majority. During President Cleveland's first administration Mr. Seegrist was placed in chai-ge of Uncle Sam's interests at English Lake, where he held the postmastership for a period of four years. He was also Assessor of his township for some time, and has at all times taken a deep interest in the political affairs of his section. He is well known throughout Starke County for his sturdy integrity of character, for his accuracy and honesty as a business man, and for his efficiency and faithfulness as a public servant. In 1874 he led to the altar Miss H. J. Perry, and their union has resulted in the birth of five children: Lillian G., Ruth E., Florence C, Perry E. (deceased), and a daughter that died at the age of three years.1a


1aChicago : Goodspeed Brothers, 1894.,Pictorial and biographical record of La Porte, Porter, Lake and Starke Counties, Indiana : containing biographical and genealogical records of leading men, women and prominent families of the counties named, and other portions of the state. pg 418-419  
Henry Seegrist
 
27108 SEELEY, Murray W.

Of 5 Beechwood Rd., Cambridge, on Friday, March 6, 1992, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 75th year, Beloved husband of Jean Barron; dear father of Wayne and his wife Joan of Cambridge, Daryl at home, Pat (Mrs. Horace Nagel) and Diane (Mrs. Gordon Crane), both of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Seeley was born in Osprey township and moved to Cambridge 45 years ago from St. Marys. He was a veteran of the Second World War having served with the RCAF. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted Monday, March 9, 1992, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home. Interment Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 Mar 1992 pg A11 
Murray W. Seeley
 
27109 Waterloo Pubic Library Digital Collection Alexander Sehl
 
27110 Nicholaus apparently died in Minnesota. Nicholas Sehl
 
27111 Waterloo Pubic Library Digital Collection Oliver Joseph Sehl
 
27112 Death of Philip Sehl

Many New Hamburg friends were sorry to learn of the death of Mr. Philip Sehl which occurred at Waterloo on Wednesday morning. Mr. Sehl was on his way down town and accidentally slipped on the icy walk and suffered concussion of the brain which resulted in his death. The late Mr. Sehl was in his 73rd year and was a native of Wilmot Township. He resided in New Hamburg for many years plying his trade as blacksmith in local manufacturing concerns and moved to Waterloo about thirty years ago. The deceased was a faithful member of the Roman Catholic Church and a kindly friend and neighbor. He leaves his sorrowing widow, who before her marriage was Miss Monaghan, besides three sons, Jack and Jerome, in Waterloo and Harold, of Port Maitland, and two brothers, Fred Sehl of Baden and George, of Kitchener. Although no definite arrangements have been made it is thought that the funeral will be held at Waterloo on Saturday morning at St. Louis Church and Mount Hope Cemetery.


New Hamburg Independent 8 Mar 1929 
Philip Sehl
 
27113 MRS. WILLIAM J. FUTHER

Mrs. Elizabeth Futher, 763 King strcet west, wife of William J. Futher died at her residence today. Born in Baden, deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mr. George Seibel. She was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist. Surviving are her husband, two bothers, Adam in Michigan, illiam of Niagara Falls, Ont., three sisters, Mrs. Roy Shupe and Miss Louise, of St. Thomas, Miss Rose, of Hamilton. One son and one daughter predeased her. Funeral services will be public on Monday at Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home at 2 o'clock to Woodland Cemetery. Remains are at the funeral home.

Kitchener Daily Record 13 May 1939 pg 17 
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Seibel
 
27114 Aaron E. Seibert, "was born December 8th, 1851. He is married to Mary Bleam and resides in Bridgeport where he is engaged in farming at times and in traveling during the summer and fall season."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Aaron Emanuel Seibert
 
27115 Adam S. Seibert, "was born May 7th, 1828. He was married to Lydia E. Eby. They resided in Port Elgin, Ontario, where he died May 14th, 1886, leaving a widow and a family .."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Adam S. Seibert
 
27116 Albertina Seibert, "was born June 17th, 1874. She is married to John C. W. Reist. They reside in Bloomingdale, Ontario, where he is engaged in the factory. They have a family but names were not received"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Albertine Louise Seibert
 
27117 (Feb. 13, 1941) describes how Dr. S.F. Leavine attended Alex Simpson at the K-W Hospital. Alex Simpson was suffering from exposure as a result of lying on snow and ice on the Grand River for almost three hours after he stepped into a hole in the ice and broke his right leg. He was rescued by Ald. Clarence Seibert and his three sons and rushed to the K-W Hospital Clarence Charles Seibert
 
27118 1932, 1937-1938, 1940-1945, 1947-1956, 1961 Clarence Charles Seibert
 
27119 Daniel Seibert, "was born November 29th, 1868. He is a mason."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Daniel Seibert
 
27120 David Seibert, "the youngest in the family, is married to Jane Gerrie. They reside in Petoskey, Michigan, where he is engaged as a builder and contractor. His family consists of five children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
David Seibert
 
27121 Ellen Seibert, "was born February 27th, 1877. She resides in the village of Doon."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Ellen Seibert
 
27122 Franklin E. Seibert, "was born May 29th, 1857. He is a cabinet maker by trade and is engaged with The Simpson Company of Berlin, where he resides. He is married to Sarah Bedford and has a family of nine children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

_______________

Frank Seibert Passes Away - The death of a well-known resident of Kitchener occurred on Sunday when Mr. Frank Seibert passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. Gabel, Breslau Road. The late Mr. Seibert was sixty-two years of age and was a life-long resident, having been born in Bridgeport. The funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 and will be private.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Franklin E. Seibert
 
27123 Henrietta Seibert, "was born July 7th, 1864. She is married to Jacob Schwartz. They reside in Strasburg, Ontario, and have a family of one child"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Henrietta Seibert
 
27124 Henry S. Seibert, "was born July 17th, 1834. He is married to Albertina Stein who was born December 15th, 1840. They reside in Bridgeport, Ontario, where he is engaged as a mason and bricklayer. To them was born the following family"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Henry S. Seibert
 
27125 Jacob Seibert, "whose parents were natives of Switzerland, was born in Bavaria, Germany, about the year 1798. In 1822 he was married to Elizabeth Stein who was born probably in 1800 (She was two years his junior in age). In the year 1827 they, with their family of one child, emigrated to America and settled in Welland County, Ontario, nearly opposite the city of Buffalo, New York, where they resided for a little more than a year. From here they moved to Waterloo County and settled temporarily a little east of Berlin. (In the old log house that stood at the side of the road on Mr. Jas. Brubacher's farm, along this marsh where now Peter M. Weber resides). From here they moved to Wilmot Township and settled on lot No. 4,(Farm now possessed by C. Deitrich) Upper Road, where they resided until their family had arrived at maturity. When old the parents made their home with their son, John, who resides at Petoskey, Michigan, where she died in August, 1870, and he died in 1876. To them was born a family of six children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

_______________

It is possible that Jacob was married 18 Mar 1828 in Waldfischbach, Bayern, Germany. More research is needed. 
Jacob Seibert
 
27126 Jacob E. Seibert, "was born January 4th, 1859. He was married to Jennie Pernettu and resided in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she died in 1893, leaving one son named Russell. At present Mr. Seibert resides with his parents at Bridgeport, Ontario, where he is following his trade, namely, cabinet making and building."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Erb Seibert
 
27127 Jacob S. Seibert, "was born in Bavaria, Germany, July 4th, 1823. On October 28th, 1845, he was married to Magdalena Erb who was born October 8th, 1823, and died January 2nd, 1849. After her decease Mr. Seibert was married to Elizabeth Erb, sister to his first wife. She was born February 7th, 1825. They reside in Bridgeport where he followed his trade (Cabinet maker and builder) for many years but now they live retired. His family consists of nine children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

__________________________


Lived in County Nearly 80 Years - Death of Jacob S. Seibert In His 82nd Year. - For 65 Years a Resident of Bridgeport - Jacob S. Siebert died at the residence of his son Jacob, Jr., Albert Street, Berlin, at 7 am, on Sunday in his 82nd year. Deceased was one of the earliest pioneers of Waterloo County. He was born in Germany and came to Canada with his parents when he was two years old, the family settling in Wilmot. Deceased moved to Bridgeport 62 years ago and was a resident of that village uninterruptedly until six months ago when he moved with his son Jacob to Berlin. He is survived by four sons. They are Levi, Jacob and Frank, all of Berlin, and Aaron, of Bridgeport. The funeral takes place tomorrow at 2 pm from the house to the Bridgeport burial grounds.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Jacob S. Seibert
 
27128 John worked on the farm run by his brother-in-law Peter Bergey at Caledonia, Kent, Michigan in 1880. John O. Seibert
 
27129 John S. Seibert, "is married to Veronica Scheirich. They reside in Petoskey, Michigan, where he is engaged in contracting and building. To them was born a family of nine children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John S. Seibert
 
27130 Levi Seibert, "was born August 2nd, 1846. He is married to Magdalena Wüst and resides in Berlin where he is engaged as an undertaker by The Simpson Company. His family consists of three children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Then there was Levi Seibert in charge of "Daddy" Simpson's Undertaking Parlors for twenty-five years, a tribute to the good work of the employee and the good appreciation of employer and the public, for the management of such a department requires great tact and unlimited good judgment and not a small amount of patience. He is still retained to manage that department for Schreiter' s.2a

2aOfficial souvenir of the celebration of cityhood, July 17th 1912, Berlin, Ontario, The German Printing and Publishing Co

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Levi Erb Siebert - At the ago of seventy-eight, Levi E. Seibert is the oldest man engaged in his line of business, that of embalmer and funeral director, in this part of the Province, and probably in Ontario. His work brings him into the home in the hour of its darkest sorrow, and his fine consideration and sincere sympathy have won for him the regard and lasting friendship of those he has served. The founder of this branch of the family in Canada was Jacob Seibert, grandfather of Levi Erb Seibert, a native of Wahlfrshbach, in Rhein-Bavaria. From there he brought his bride, whose maiden name was Stein, and they settled in Waterloo Township. He was a man of considerable means and he bought a large acreage of woodland. This was cleared and developed into a fertile farm. His last days were spent with one of his sons in Caledonia, Michigan. His son, Jacob Stein Seibert, was born in Waterloo Township, and died there at the age of eighty-two. He learned the trade of carpenter, and early in life established himself in business as a building contractor. In 1856 he retired from that business to become a general merchant at Bridgeport, Ontario. While this venture was successful, his old business never lost its appeal, and after a few years he sold the store and resumed contracting. He continued thus engaged until he was compelled to retire on account of his health at the age of sixty-eight. He married Magdalena Erb, daughter of David Erb, both of them natives of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Of their three children, Levi E. was the only one who grew to maturity. Upon the death of his first wife, Jacob S. Seibert married her sister, Elizabeth Erb, and from this union six children were born, of whom four grew up: Aaron E., of Hamilton; Frank (deceased); Elizabeth, died aged 16; and Jacob, of Kitchener.

Levi Erb Seibert attended the elementary schools of Berlin (now Kitchener) and the Berlin grammar school until he was eighteen. He then learned the trade of cabinet-maker and followed it as a journey-man until 1883. In July of that year he established himself in business as an undertaker. He was successful from the beginning and has continued actively engaged in that business until the present time. In 1919 the business was joined with that of the Schreiter Furniture Company, Limited, and Mr. Seibert became a member of the company and has continued as manager of the undertaking department of the business. He has officiated at more than seven thousand funerals. Mr. Seibert's fraternal memberships include the Woodmen of the World, Maccabees, and Canadian Order of Foresters.

Levi Erb Seibert married, December 25, 1872, Magdalena Wuest, daughter of Joseph Wuest, of Waterloo Township. This union has been blessed with three children: 1. William who died unmarried. 2. Joseph M., who married Mary Heyd; she died leaving two children; William Henry R, (now deceased). Mr. Seibert is a member of the Evangelical Church, while Mrs. Seibert is identified with the First Church of Christ, Scientist.3a

3aThe Province of Ontario - A History 1615-1927," Vol 4, pg 392 (pub 1927)

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Veteran Funeral Director Passes Away at Kitchener
Levi Seibert Victim of Accident. Aged 85 Years and Active Almost to Last


Waterloo County's oldest and best known funeral director, Levi Seibert, aged 85, died on Wednesday, March 2nd, at the K & W Hospital as a result of injuries sustained when hit by a motor truck, Feb. 23. Mr. Seibert was until August, 1928, manager of Schreiter's Funeral Home. He continued active until his accident. Harry Osborne, driver of the truck, is being held on $500 bail. Mr. Osborne stated that Seibert stepped into the path of his car in Hall's Lane. The late Mr. Seibert was born two miles north of Waterloo on August 2, 1846, a son of Mr. and Mrs Jacob Seibert. After receiving training at the School of Embalming at Toronto, he became manager with Simpson and Aldous and later with Simpson, Anthes and Merner, Canada Furniture Co., and finally of Schreiter's Limited. On Dec. 26, 1872, he married Magdalena Wuest, who died Nov. 13, 1928. There survive one son, Joseph and one brother Jacob Seibert. The funeral was held from Schreiter's Funeral Home on Saturday. Interment was made I Mount Hope Cemetery. Rev. G. F. Barthel of Zion Church officiated.4a

4aWaterloo Chronicle, March 10, 1932

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A poem found with Levi's death notice in the newspaper
Levi Siebert Died March 2, 1932. In charge of Schreiter's Funeral Service from 1885-1928.

He was a faithful, kindly friend
A friend we all did know,
He sympathised with everyone
In times of trial and times of woe.
His task was oft a thankless one
When called at break of dawn -
To some far off, death-stricken home,
To care for one who'd gone.

We've often thought him heartless
When he came to dress our dead.
We've thought he didn't see our grief
Or care that eyes were red.
But now we know our grief was his.
His heart was heavy too;
He did the last few kindly deeds
That one could ever do.

He's closed the lids o'er sightless eyes,
He's touched with reverent care
The lips that used to smile so sweet,
The face that was so fair.
He's folded hands so tenderly
Across the shrunken breasts,
As he prepared the cast-off shell
For its eternal rest.

Now, in his place there's someone else,
Must do these deeds of love,
For he is in a happier land
In clouds of heaven above.
Let's give him praise, where praise is due,
And ne'er forget this friend,
His memory will linger on
Until our journey's end.
 
Levi Erb Seibert
 
27131 Buried by the House of Industry and Refuge in Woodland Cemetery. Mary Jane Seibert
 
27132 Veronica S. Seibert, "was born January 18th, 1836. On December 7th, 1852, she was married to Adam Huff, a tailor. They reside in Bridgeport, Ontario, where they have had a family of nine children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Veronica S. Seibert
 
27133 SEIDEWAND, Olive May

Passed away peacefully, on Sunday, April 5, 1992, at K-W Hospital. Olive Seidewand, of 15 Riverside Drive E Elmira, in her 84th year. Beloved daughter of the late Oliver Seidewand and Lillie Storey. Dear sister of Pearl (Mrs. Howard MacKay) of Woodstock. Also survived by two nieces and five nephews. Predeceased by three brothers, Leo, Elmer and Lloyd and one sister, Elva Hughes. Friends may call at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, today (Monday). 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel Tuesday, April 7, at .2 p.m., with Rev. John C. Boyne officiating, followed by interment in Elmira Union Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 6 Apr 1992 pg A11 
Olive May Seidewand
 
27134 From Death Record. Mary Seidlin
 
27135 Theresa is reported to have died in Tomahawk, Lincoln, Wisconsin, documentation needed. Theresa Seifert
 
27136 It is said that Marin was born in Külsheim, Mosbach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Documentation is needed. Martin Seifried
 
27137 Lorne Seigle born in Hespeler June 11,1926. His father was employed at the Stamp & Enamelled Ware and the family lived on Hungerford Rd. He was a descendant of Abraham Clemens, the earlist Mennonite settler in the Hespeler area. He was described as being a tall, polite, quiet speaking young man. He received his early education at Hespeler Public School. Lorne developed a love of horses and was encouraged by George Gretzner, owner of the Hespeler Furniture Factory. At 16, he secured a job riding for a horse dealer from Guelph. Each weekend he would go to Stu Houlding's stable and put the horses through their paces for potential buyers. He was hired fulltime to maintain the stable, feeding, grooming and cleaning out the stalls. The work evolved into training horses and riding in jump competitions. It was here that he found the career that would become his life's work as a professional rider. Horses known as jumpers must clear every jump within a time limit. Hunters on the other hand must go over the jumps and look good doing it. A tall elegant rider, he was said to be a horseman's horseman. He rode so beautifully, he could ride a jumper fast while doing it in a way that was so graceful it was like he was riding a hunter. By the 1940s, he was riding for the Cudney family stables and winning his first victories in the show ring. Within a short time he was dominating the competition with breathtaking performances on horses such as War Bond, Kudos, Hell's a Poppin', Panama, and Copper King. A "Gentleman's Sport" at the time, he is credited with bringing the show jumping into public acceptance. Lorne competed on the Canadian Equestrian Team, but because he was a professional rider he was ineligible for the Canadian Olympic Team. Success doesn't always come easy and a new horse, Victory Bond, threw Lorne 14 times in one training day before he broke him. " It happens to all of us", he said, "if you don't fall off, you don't ride. It's a challenging sport, everyone wants to win. It's not like racing where there is a big pot at the end. This is just personal, a point of personal pride among the owners". In 1960, Lorne seigle opened his own stable in Oakville and retired from competitive riding. In Dec. 2007 he was inducted into Jump Canada's Hall of Fame. Paying tribute to Lorne was Jim Elder, 7 time Canadian Olympian, Torchy Millar, 2 time Canadian Olympian and Ian Millar. They each said their learned to ride by studing and emulating Seigle's style. Lorne Seigle, a son of Hespeler,
passed away Jan 22, 2008.1a

1aHespeler Heritage Centre Facebook 2014 
Lorne Seigle
 
27138 It has been suggested that his father was last named Dolle. Egbert Seigmiller
 
27139 BOSHART, Marie Elizabeth 1982 On Saturday, Dec. 25, 1982, at Elgin Manor Nursing Home, St. Thomas, Ont., age 82 years. Loving daughter of the late Eckhardt Seigner and the former Marie Manz; beloved wife of the late Emanuel Boshart, who passed away in 1971; dear mother of Grace (Mrs. Kenneth Borne) of Waterloo, Peter of St. Thomas and Eugene of Sauble Beach, Ont; dear sister of Louella of Windsor. Survived by seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was predeceased by one sister, Olivia. Mrs. Boshart's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo after 7 p.m. this evening. Funeral and committal service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Donald Stroh officiating. Interment in Greenwood cemetery, Milverton. Expressions of sympathy may be shown by donations to the Canadian Arthritis Society. 1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 27 Dec 1982 
Marie Martha Elizabeth Seigner
 
27140 George Seiler, one of the oldest settlers in this area, died here on Monday after a long illness. Born on May 4. 1811 in Apfenbach, Baden, he came to America in 1835, and after a short stay in Buffalo. came to Berlin. A weaver by trade, he was employed by Peter Knechtel here for a considerable time. Later, he pursued farming, and 23 years ago, he retired to Berlin. He was married more than 63 years ago to Elisabeth Schmidt, who survives him. Eleven children were born of this marriage, of whom the following ten still survive: William and wife H. Meuser in Elmwood. Bruce County; John in Palmerston; David in Newry; Mrs. P. Rothärmel in Ontario. California; Mrs. John E. Bowers in Toronto; Mrs. Jakob Stroh in Waterloo; and George, Mrs. H. J. Ahrens, and Mrs. C. Joachimi in Berlin. The burial is to take place today, Thursday, at 1:30 p.m. The memorial service will be held in the New Jerusalem Church.1a

1aBerliner Journal 6 Dec 1900 pg. 4 col. 2 Translated by: Patrica J. Kauk December 1, 2006 for the Kitchener Public Library 
George Seiler
 
27141 Lived with George Kress Jacob Seiler
 
27142 1851 - Adam Sealing is in same household as Henry Sealing. Adam Seiling
 
27143 Albert Seiling dies of crash injuries By Record Staff Writer

ELMIRA - Albert Seiling, 72, of Elmira died Monday at Pe- trolia Hospital from injuries suf- fered in an accident near Sarnia a week ago. A former mayor of Elmira, Mr. Seiling was born in Carrick Township March 17, 1898, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Seiling. He had been a Holstein breeder and, until his retire- ment in 1967, was proprieter of Seiling Chicken Hatchery here.

Surviving besides his wife the former Edna Mackie, are one son Donald of Elmira; three daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Bette) Musselman, Mrs. Carl (Jean) Trapp and Mrs. Ronald (Shirley) Braid, all of Elmira; a brother, Gordon of Elmira; three sisters, Mrs. William (Margaret) Forester of Poole and Mrs. Herbert (Rose) Oerhr- ing (sic) and Lila Seiling, both of Elmira; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The body will be at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor until Thursday at noon when removal will be made to Zion United Church for a service at 3 p.m. with Rev. M.E. Reuber officiating. Burial will be in Elmira cemetery

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l Have a Dream! After World War ll, John Gotdi, was a disenchanted civil servant in Switzerland. By 1950 he had two more children after Hans, Heidi, and Fred. He dreamed of a better life for them in a land far from the sectarian strife of war-torn Europe.

THE GOOD OLD DAYS BEFORE CANADA

His private passion was raising champion chickens as a hobby, in an enclosure behind the apartment buitding in which his family lived. His prize Mechelners won awards all over Switzerland for their laying prowess. Hardly a picture was taken in those post-war years which didn't feature chickens, chickens with kids, or kids with chickens. Below with Hans (John), who does not seem to be contemplating a career in the chicken business. Slowly a dream to turn his hobby into a profession became an obsession to move to Canada which was advertising itself as the perfect place for men of means who had initiative, were independent, self-reliant, and who were willing to work in agriculture like John Goldi clearly was. Above and right Hans (John), the otdest, Heidi and Fred, posed for their studio portraits taken in their "going to Canada" out?ts. ....

Albert Selling: Because of John Goldi's reputation as a breeder of champion chickens, famous Elmira chicken mogut Albert Semng, sponsored him to Canada, and John went to work for him for a few months in a hatchery Albert bought hockey sticks for Fred and John, who learned the national sport of their new country on the streets of Elmira. Though Aibert had tried his best, neither John or Fred made it to the NHL. (But Albert's grandson Rod, who was six years old, at the time, did. With typical modesty he always said he learned everything he knew from the Goldi boys.) But wage employment was not what Dad wanted. So he bought a farm with his lite sayings. Aberfeldy Dream Farm: Goldi brought his family to a farm at Aberfeldy, between London and Chatham, in February 1950 .....

John & Ruth Goldi Farm, Aberfeldy, Ontario - 1950-57 . (2016). Thecanadasite.com. Retrieved 2 October 2016, from http://thecanadasite.com/places/houses6_goldi.html 
Mayor Albert Seiling
 
27144 Display at Waterloo Region Museum 2011 Mayor Albert Seiling
 
27145 Donald being talked about at 11.55

Park of a series consists of 40 oral histories conducted by a committee in the former Town of Elmira. The project began in 1974 when Abner Martin, Manager at the Canada Trust had a dream that people were being interviewed about the history of Elmira. Abner told his dream to Harry Wintsch and Harry got his wife, Enid involved. The committee included Mary Anne Kirkness, Elmira Library Supervisor; Abner Martin; Enid Wintsch; and Bob Huschka, Elmira High School history teacher. the interviews were conducted by Enid Wintsch, Lorene Bosomworth, Ruth Moldenhauer, Harry Wintsch, Bertha Thompson, Art Gorman, Joanne Venton, and Pat Weber. The project was funded in partnership between Canada Trust and the Township of Woolwich and continued until 1983. 
Donald Clarence Ira Seiling
 
27146 Bette Seiling Musselman begins talking 18:05

Park of a series consists of 40 oral histories conducted by a committee in the former Town of Elmira. The project began in 1974 when Abner Martin, Manager at the Canada Trust had a dream that people were being interviewed about the history of Elmira. Abner told his dream to Harry Wintsch and Harry got his wife, Enid involved. The committee included Mary Anne Kirkness, Elmira Library Supervisor; Abner Martin; Enid Wintsch; and Bob Huschka, Elmira High School history teacher. the interviews were conducted by Enid Wintsch, Lorene Bosomworth, Ruth Moldenhauer, Harry Wintsch, Bertha Thompson, Art Gorman, Joanne Venton, and Pat Weber. The project was funded in partnership between Canada Trust and the Township of Woolwich and continued until 1983. 
Elizabeth Ruth "Bette" Seiling
 
27147 SEILING, Frederick "Fred" May 2, 1925 - November 27, 2014 Peacefully passed away into the presence of his Lord at Guelph General Hospital with his family by his side. Fred was predeceased by his first wife Delores (Lichty) Seiling (1980) and by his second wife Ruth (Bender-Bennett) Seiling (2009). Dear father of Ron and Jeanette, David and Nancy all of Elora, Terry and Ruth of Elmira, Jeff and Penny of Alberta. Stepfather of Philip and Diane of New York, and Lois Cooke of Toronto. Also lovingly remembered by his 20 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, William Cooke, Carolyn Bennett, Cindy Seiling, and by his many nieces, nephews and their families. Loving brother of Esther Soehner of Elmira and Elaine and Percy Lethbridge of Restoule. Pre- deceased by his parents Henry and Verna Seiling, his sisters Ruby Hickman and Valera Adams, and his brothers Edward, Howard, Wilson, and Glen. There will be no funeral home visitation. Interment has taken place in Memory Gardens, Breslau. A memorial service for family and friends to celebrate Fred's life will ybe held at Elmira Pentecostal Assembly, 290 Arthur Street South, Elmira on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 2 p.m. There will be a visitation one hour prior to the service. In Fred's memory, donations to Honest Hands Philippines or Mennonite Central Committee would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and may be obtained by calling the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira. A sincere thank you to the doctors and staff at Guelph General Hospital fourth floor west for their compassionate care. www.dreisingerfuneralhome.com Frederick George Seiling
 
27148 Peebles, Mrs. Gertrude - At her residence, 8 Water St. E., Elmira, Gertrude Seiling, age 77 years. She was predeceased by her first husband, James Paine and her second husband, Arthur Peebles. Dear mother of Mrs. Gerald (Lillian) McKee of Elmira; also surviving are four grandchildren; sister of Mrs. Rose Oehring, Lila Seiling and Gordon Seiling, Ed of Elmira, Mrs. Margaret Foerster of Poole. One brother, Albert, predeceased her.

Elmira Signet Dec 14 1977 pg 27 
Gertrude Seiling
 
27149 Sieling, Hy. Mr. and Mrs. Hy. Sieling visited the former's mother, who is very ill, at Hesson, last Monday.1a
1a
Elmira Signet 12 Nov. 1903 p. 1, col. 5

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Personals: Mr and Mrs Henry Sieling and Mrs. Allemang, attended the funeral of Mr. Henry Sieling's father and mother, on Thursday of last week at Hesson. Both were buried in one grave.1a

1aElmira Signet 26 Nov. 1903 p. 4, col. 1  
Henry Seiling
 
27150 John Seiling, 85, Elmira, was almost instantly killed at 5:30 p.m. Sunday when he was struck by a car in front of the home of his son, Albert, on Arthur Street. The accident occurred at the dangerous five-point intersection of Arthur street, South street, Edward street and Streeter Lane. Police Chief Harry Jarvis, who investigated, said the car, driven by Elmer M. Bauman, 19, Springwater, Saskatchewan, and owned by his brother, Abner M. Bauman, R.R. 1, Elmira, struck the man as he crossed the intersection from west to east. The car was proceeding north. Mr. Seiling is believed to have suffered a fractured skull and died of brain injuries. He was carried into hs son's home and attended by Dr. J. T. McCullough. He was dead when the doctor arrived. Dr. Le Roy Wagner, coroner, was called. Mr. Seiling's clothing was badly torn. His watch was found on the pavement, stopped at 5:30. The right front headlight was knocked off the car and the right front fender was damaged. Chief Jarvis said there were no actual witnesses to the accident. Walter M. Martin, the only passenger in the car, said he didn't see Mr. Seiling until he was right in front of the car. The car struck him immediately. There was no inquest. Charges are being laid against the driver. The accident resulted in Elmira's first traffic fatality since August, 1938, when a five-year old boy was killed at Arthur and Water streets. At the time of the accident Mr. Seiling was returning home from work at the Seiling hatchery, owned by his son with whom he lived. Born near Hanover, Mr. Seiling had lived in Elmira for four years. Surviving are his wife, the former Elizabeth Lasch; two sons, Albert and Gordon of Elmira; four daugh- ters, Mrs. William (Margaret) Foerster of Poole and Mrs. Gertrude Payne, Mrs. Herbert (Rose) Oehring and Lila of Elmira; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Helwig of Hanover; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The body was at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor., The funeral service was held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m Burial was in the Elmira Union Cemetery. Rev. C. B. Heckendorn officiated.
 
John A. Seiling
 
27151 Park of a series consists of 40 oral histories conducted by a committee in the former Town of Elmira. The project began in 1974 when Abner Martin, Manager at the Canada Trust had a dream that people were being interviewed about the history of Elmira. Abner told his dream to Harry Wintsch and Harry got his wife, Enid involved. The committee included Mary Anne Kirkness, Elmira Library Supervisor; Abner Martin; Enid Wintsch; and Bob Huschka, Elmira High School history teacher. the interviews were conducted by Enid Wintsch, Lorene Bosomworth, Ruth Moldenhauer, Harry Wintsch, Bertha Thompson, Art Gorman, Joanne Venton, and Pat Weber. The project was funded in partnership between Canada Trust and the Township of Woolwich and continued until 1983. John A. Seiling
 
27152 Park of a series consists of 40 oral histories conducted by a committee in the former Town of Elmira. The project began in 1974 when Abner Martin, Manager at the Canada Trust had a dream that people were being interviewed about the history of Elmira. Abner told his dream to Harry Wintsch and Harry got his wife, Enid involved. The committee included Mary Anne Kirkness, Elmira Library Supervisor; Abner Martin; Enid Wintsch; and Bob Huschka, Elmira High School history teacher. the interviews were conducted by Enid Wintsch, Lorene Bosomworth, Ruth Moldenhauer, Harry Wintsch, Bertha Thompson, Art Gorman, Joanne Venton, and Pat Weber. The project was funded in partnership between Canada Trust and the Township of Woolwich and continued until 1983. Margaret Seiling
 
27153 Park of a series consists of 40 oral histories conducted by a committee in the former Town of Elmira. The project began in 1974 when Abner Martin, Manager at the Canada Trust had a dream that people were being interviewed about the history of Elmira. Abner told his dream to Harry Wintsch and Harry got his wife, Enid involved. The committee included Mary Anne Kirkness, Elmira Library Supervisor; Abner Martin; Enid Wintsch; and Bob Huschka, Elmira High School history teacher. the interviews were conducted by Enid Wintsch, Lorene Bosomworth, Ruth Moldenhauer, Harry Wintsch, Bertha Thompson, Art Gorman, Joanne Venton, and Pat Weber. The project was funded in partnership between Canada Trust and the Township of Woolwich and continued until 1983. Rose May Seiling
 
27154 BRAID, Shirley - Peacefully, on Thursday, July 17, 2008, at K.W. Health Centre of Grand River Hospital. Shirley (Seiling) Braid, age 79 years, of Elmira. Dear mother of John Braid of RR 2, Elora, and Nancy Braid, Cord and Mary Jane Braid, all of Elmira. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Jennifer (John), James, David (Robyn), Ron, Sarah and by Allison and Joel. Sister and best friend of Jean Trapp of RR 1, Elmira and sister-in-law of Gert Seiling of Waterloo. Shirley is remembered by her many nieces, nephews and by her extended family and friends. Predeceased by her parents, Albert and Edna (Mackie) Seiling; her brother, Donald; her sister, Bette Musselman, and her brothers-in-law, Art Musselman and Carl Trapp. Shirley was a loyal employee of Home Hardware Ltd., St. Jacobs, for over 25 years. The family will receive their friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At 9 a.m. on Monday, July 21, transfer will be made to the Gale Presbyterian Church, Elmira for funeral service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Linda J. Bell officiating, followed by interment in the Elmira Union Cemetery. In Shirley's memory, donations to St. Mary's Hospital Cardiac Care Unit or Grand River Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.

Waterloo Region Record 18 Jul 2008 
Shirley Seiling
 
27155 ADAM, Valera - Passed away peacefully at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 84th year, on Monday, September 27, 2010. Beloved wife for 58 years of the late Kenneth Adam (April 2010). Loving mother of Gary Adam (Marie) of Cambridge, Debbie Lamarche (Peter) of Fonthill, Penny Crawford (Tom) of Kitchener, Glen Adam (Debbie) of West Montrose and Cheryl Young (Mike) of Powassan. Survived by 2 brothers and 3 sisters, predeceased by 3 brothers and 1 sister. Val's memory will live on in her 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Many thanks to al who cared for Val over the years, especially the compassionate staff at Fairview Mennonite Home, Warm Embrace, Anna Thompson and the staff at CMH. The Adam family will welcome friends and relatives for a celebration of her life on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Fairview Mennonite Home. Donations in memory of Val may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation. For more information, or to make a donation, please call Barthel Funeral Home (519-653-3251). Mom, your caring touch and loving smile will never be forgotten!1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 28 Sep 2010 
Valera Betty Seiling
 
27156 SEILING, Wilson Valentine Suddenly at home, R.R. 2, Addison, on January 14, 2012, at the age of 82 years. Mr. Seiling is survived by his siblings Esther Soehner (late Percy), Fred Seiling (late Dolores and late Ruth) and Elaine Lethbridge (Percy). Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Henry and Verna Seiling and by his siblings Ruby Hickman, Edward Seiling, Howard Seiling, Valera Adam and Glen Seiling. Private family arrangements have been entrusted to the Irvine Funeral Home, 4 James Street East, Brockville. A graveside service and interment will take place at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Restoule in the spring. Visit online memorial at www.irvinememorial.com. Wilson Valentine Seiling
 
27157 Mrs. C. Schoenhals

An aged resident of Waterloo. Mrs. C. Schoenhals, passed away on Monday morning, Sept. 28, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Dotzert, in her 91st year. Two sons survive, John of Clinton and Harry of Kitchener, and three daughters, Mrs. Win. Dotzert of Waterloo, Mrs. John Becker of Kitchener and Margaret of Waterloo. Also 29 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held from the late residence on Thursday afternoon last to St. John's Lutheran church for service thence to Mount Hope cemetery for interment.

Waterloo Chronicle 8 Oct 1925 pg 5 
Catherine Seim
 
27158 Worked with George Seip. Adam Seip
 
27159 Mrs. Anna Catherine Knell

Death claimed one of Kitchener's oldest residents last night in the person of Mrs. Anna Catharine Knell , widow of the late Frederick Knell. After an illness of two weeks, Mrs. Knell passed away at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. C. H. Doerr, 136 West Weber street at the age of 82 years, ten months, and 20 days. She attended St. Peter's Lutheran Church, and was a member of the St. Peter's Lutheran Ladies' Aid Society, She was born in Kitchener, July 28, 1847, and was married on March 28, 1872. Her husband predeceased her in 1915, and she is survived by two sons, Frederick Knell, Frederick street, and William Knell, West Ahrens street, Kitchener, two daughters, Mrs. C. H. Doerr, Weber street, and Mrs. J. W. Fraser, Breithaupt street, Kitchener, and seven grandchildren. One son, Hugo, died in 1899. Mrs. Knell was a sister of Louis Seip and Mrs. Hugo Kranz, both deceased. The funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2.30 from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. C. H. Doerr, 136 West Weber street. Interment will be made in the family plot in Mount Hope Cemetery, Rev. H. A. Sperling officiating.1a

1aKitchener Daily Record 19 June 1930 
Anna Catharine Wilhelmina Seip
 
27160 KITCHENER \emdash Board by board, a wood frame house that has stood watch on Queen Street for more than a century is slowly disappearing.

While it's been vacant for more than a year, the quaint one and a half story home at the corner of St. George Street, was once inhabited by the widow of a former Berlin mayor and Conservative MP.
The house was moved from its original spot to Queen Street in 1902. Catherine Kranz moved in that year, according to a city staff report presented to Heritage Kitchener last year.
Catherine Kranz was the wife of Hugo Kranz, a German immigrant who served as everything from justice of the peace to mayor of Berlin to member of Parliament in his 67 years. He was also a founding member and president of the Economical Mutual Fire Insurance Company.
Hugo himself may have lived in the home a short time before his death in June 1902, according to the city report. Catherine lived in the home until 1915.
The city's heritage planners recommended tearing down the home because no substantial link between the prominent Berlin citizen and the home could be made. The vinyl siding put up by a later occupant also did little to add to the historical character of the area and, because the building had already been moved, its historical integrity had already been compromised, according to city staff.
The city approved the demolition of the home in December to make way for a parkette that will serve the adjacent Sandhills Retirement Community.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 30 Mar 2010 
Catherine Seip
 
27161 House was demolished in 2010. It was moved from another location in 1902 and became the residence of Catherine Seip wife of Hugh Kranz. Catherine Seip
 
27162 SEIP, Clarence

Of 194 Weber St., Cambridge, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1981, at K-W Hospital, in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Alice Gnmwood; dear father of Ronald and Marion (Mrs. James Wilkes) of Cambridge. Also survived by two grandchildren, Megan and Amy Wilkes; a brother, Irvin of Waterloo. Predeceased by a brother, Earl of Toronto. Mr. Seip was born in Kitchener and had been a resident of Cambndge, for 55 years; retired from Eastern Steel, a member of St. John's Anglican Church; Preston Masonic Lodge; Royal City Lodge of Perfection; Guelph Chapter of Rose Croix; Moore Sovereign Consistatory of Hamilton; past patron of Preston Spring Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. Resting at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambndge, until Friday, then to St. John's Anglican Church, for funeral service at 2 p.m., interment Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 Oct 1981 pg 47 
Clarence Sylvester Seip
 
27163 Sudden Death - The well known Dr. George Seip died all of a sudden of a heart disease. He had been healthy by a few days before when he felt a throat swelling rendering it slightly difficult for him to speak and swallow. Since he had got a tooth extracted and caught a cold afterwards. One believed that to be the cause of the complaints. He went to bed at 10 o'clock, started soon to speak confused and passed away quite suddenly. Dr Seip was from Berfelden in the Hessen-Darmstadtischen part of the Odenwald. He came over to Berlin 34 years ago ( slightly earlier) and lived here ever since. He first worked as a Kufer-Nufer (Cooper?), then for now about 20 years he was engaged in the brewery. He was kind and friendly to everyone, and therefore, liked and highly respected. [Dr. means highly respected citizen, translated by a studen in Germany]

"Peace to his ashes"1a

1aBerliner Journal 24 May 1877 
George Seip
 
27164 WILKES, Marion Alice (nee Seip)

Passed away peacefully, with family and friends by her side, at Lisaard House, on Thursday, September 24, 2009. Beloved wife of Jim Wilkes. Loving sister of Ron Seip (Diane) of Kitchener. Much loved Mum of Megan Wilkes (Rich), Amy Lightfoot (Eric) and Elizabeth Wilkes. Doting and caring Gramma of Alexander, Madison, Quinlan and Rebekah, all of Hespeler. Marion will be sadly missed by Kathy Clegg (Wilf) and many of her close family, friends and pets. Marion was a life time and active member of Saint John’s Anglican Church, a member of the OES Chapter 208 and the Addison Women’s Choir. Friends are invited to celebrate Marion’s life, at a memorial service to be held at Saint John’s Anglican Church, 567 Queenston Road, Preston, at 3 p.m., Saturday, October 3, 2009. Memorial visitation 1 hour prior.

Waterloo Region Record 2 Oct 2009 
Marion Alice Seip
 
27165 PETERSBURG WOMAN DIES; BADLY BURNED

Mrs. Henry Doelle Victim of Coal Oil Explosion at Her Home.

ENVELOPED IN FLAMES; DIES AT HOSPITAL

Terribly burned about the entire body as a result of a can of coal oil exploding, Mrs. Henry Doelle of Petersburg, beloved wife of Mr. Henry Doelle, well known rural mail driver, died at the St. Mary's hospital at Kitchener shortly after six o'clock on Wednesday evening. She was in her 68th year. The unfortunate woman was engaged lighting a fire in the kitehen stove at her Petersburg home about ten o'clock Tuesday morning when a can of coal oil she was holding exploded. The flames immediately ignited her clothing. Her screams brought her daughter, Clara, from the next room to her aid, who called neighbors. Before the flames were extinguished the clothing had been practically burned from her body. Mrs. Doelle, with her entire body badly scorched, eye brows, lashes and hair badly singed, was rushed to the St. Mary's Hospital by Dr. William Geiger of Waterloo, who was quickly on the scene. Although suffering intense pain, Mrs. Doelle remained conscious almost to the time of her death, surrounded by members of her family. She had been so severely burned that no hope was entertained for her recovery from the start. Fortunately the small blaze in the kitchen of the home was extinguished and little damage resulted. The funeral will take place from the family residence at Petersburg at two o'clock on Friday afternoon to the Lutheran Church and cemetery for service and interment. Surviving are a sorrowing husband, three sons and one daughter. She was in her 68th year.

The Waterloo Chronicle 27 Oct 1932 pg 1 
Mary E. Seip
 
27166 In 1863 by Phillip Seipel, tenant of Anthony Ferguson, a grocer on Queen Street; In 1866 by Charles Keller at the corner of Queen Street and the Guelph Road and in 1867 by Thomas Crooks at that same location.1a

1aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954 
Philip Seipel
 
27167 Nelson was of Beverly Township. Nelson Seips
 
27168 GOETZ, Amanda Olive

At St. Joseph's Hospital, Guelph, on Tuesday, April 21, 1992. Amanda Olive (Seitz) Goetz. Beloved wife of the late Harlis Leo Goetz (May 25, 1959). Dear mother of William and his wife Betty of Guelph and the late George (November 25, 1986), dear mother-in-law of Sally Goetz of Guelph. Predeceased by three brothers, John, Norman and Michael Seitz and six sisters, Flora (Mrs. William French), Minnie (Mrs. Andrew Schuett), Catherine (Mrs. Frank Rider), Mary (Mrs. Frank Schmuck), Rose (Mrs. John Schuett) and Cecilia (Mrs. Peter Drummond). Survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Resting at the Gilbert Maclntyre and Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin St. N.. Guelph. Funeral on Thursday morning, April 23 to the Church of Our Lady for funeral mass at 10 o'clock. Interment Marymount Cemetery. Vigil for the deceased on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. The family will receive their friends on Tuesday (today) and Wednesday evenings 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday afternoon 2-4 p.m.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 21 Apr 1992 pg A9 
Amanda Olive Seitz
 
27169 Seitz, John M. - At K-W Hospital, on Monday, May 30, 1977, after a lengthy illness, John Michael Seitz, of 14 Princess St. E., Waterloo, aged 78 years. A member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Had been employed at Kaufman Footwear Industries Ltd. for 50 years until his retirement in 1968. Husband of the former Pearl Dahmer; father of Jack of Kitchener; brother of Harold, Stan, Mrs. Emil (Margaret) Dorscht and Mrs. Harry (Martha) Heinbecker, all of Kitchener, Mrs. Cecile Flannigan of Syracuse, N.Y. Two granddaughters also survive. Predeceased by his parents and two sisters. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, until noon on Thursday, when removal will be made to St. John's Lutheran Church where the funeral service will be held at 3 pm with Rev. A.L. Conrad officiating. Interment will be in Waterloo Mount Hope Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
John Michael Seitz
 
27170 Seitz, John M. - At K-W Hospital, on Monday, May 30, 1977, after a lengthy illness, John Michael Seitz, of 14 Princess St. E., Waterloo, aged 78 years. A member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Had been employed at Kaufman Footwear Industries Ltd. for 50 years until his retirement in 1968. Husband of the former Pearl Dahmer; father of Jack of Kitchener; brother of Harold, Stan, Mrs. Emil (Margaret) Dorscht and Mrs. Harry (Martha) Heinbecker, all of Kitchener, Mrs. Cecile Flannigan of Syracuse, N.Y. Two granddaughters also survive. Predeceased by his parents and two sisters. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, until noon on Thursday, when removal will be made to St. John's Lutheran Church where the funeral service will be held at 3 pm with Rev. A.L. Conrad officiating. Interment will be in Waterloo Mount Hope Cemetery. John Michael Seitz
 
27171 Louis probably married in 15 Jul 1882 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Addie Hoffman Louis Seitz
 
27172 Lived with Abraham Clemmer. Michael Seitz
 
27173 Mrs. Ralph B. Doerr, 139 Wellington St. N., died at her home. Born in Exeter, the former Maria Seldon, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Seldon. She lived in Kitchener for 56 years and was a member of Trinity United Church. She was predeceased by her husband in 1961 and two brothers. Surviving are three sons, Dr. Ralph S. Doerr, Kenneth S. Doerr and Douglas S. Doerr, all of Toronto; two brothers, Richard of Exeter and Dr. George of Vancouver; two sisters, Miss Annie E. of Ingersoll and Mrs. John B. (Emma) Wilkinson of Tillsonburg and three grandchildren. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home where the service will be conducted Saturday at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. Dr. Frank Morgan of Trinity United Church. Burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record, March 17, 1967 
Maria Seldon
 
27174 SELF, R. Kenneth

Peacefully at his home in Cambridge, in his 81st year, surrounded by family. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 54 years, Connie and his children, Richard (Nancy), Roger, Heather Parent, Susan Benton, Peter (Paula) and Paul (Tara). Loving Grandpa to Taylor, Jennifer, Kathleen, Elizabeth and Jacqueline Self, Emily, Alexandra, Gabrielle and Stephen Parent, Brandon Huggins and Richard Benton. He was predeceased by his parents, A. Roger and Stella Self and a sister, Gene Keel. A lifetime committed to Education and Christian faith, Ken began his teaching career at Central Technical School in Toronto, moved to the Halton School Board in administration before accepting the position of Director of Education for the Perth County Board of Education in 1972. Ken retired as Director in 1981 and began a fruitful post-retirement that included traveling and 10 years as a tenor in the Liberation Choir, which traveled to the Netherlands on three occasions and performed often in Southern Ontario. He will be remembered for his stead-fast Christian faith and his unshakable belief in the inherent goodness in people. A man of quick wit and gentle humour, Ken often found himself drawn to leadership in both his career and church life. Ken was a member of the Cambridge Probus Club; he served as an Elder with Bonar Presbyterian Church in Toronto, Islington St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Toronto, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Stratford, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Hespeler and most recently, Central Presbyterian Church in Cambridge. A founding member of "St. Timothy's-on-the-Hill", as he often called his Friday morning coffee with a group of friends at Tim Horton's. We are certain he is now enjoying the same at "St. Peters-on High" with many old friends and family. Friends will be received at Coutts Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge (519-621-1650) on Friday, from 7-9 p.m. A service of thanksgiving for the life of Richard Kenneth Self, will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2004, at 3 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 7 Queen's Square Cambridge, ON. A reception will follow in the church hall. Interment has taken place in Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 10 Nov 2004 pg B7 
Richard Kenneth "Kenneth" Self
 
27175 ARNOLD, Pauline (Moon, Selke)

On Sunday, Nov. 30, 1997, at St. Mary's General Hospital, in Kitchener. Pauline was born in Berlin (Kitchener) in 1899 to Anton and Anna Selke and married in 1917 to Leon Moon of Kitchener (died in 1939) and in 1941 to Alfred Arnold of Kitchener (died in 1960). Pauline is survived by her step-daughter, Sister Francella Arnold of the school sisters of Notre Dame in Waterdown; her daughter, Ardella Lavigne and husband Allan of Waterloo: her son, Kenneth Moon and wife Elizabeth of Wayland, Massachusetts; six grandchildren.l3 great-grandchildren; two step-daughters-in-law, Doris Arnold of Waterloo and Anne Arnold of Kitchener; 12 step-grandchildren; 28 step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, including her special godchild, Blanche Selke of Nepean, Ontario. Pauline's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, today (Wednesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers will be recited Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home on Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. followed by the funeral mass at 10 a.m. at St. Louis RC Church. Waterloo. with Rev. Robert Liddy officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

The Record 3 Dec 1997 pg B4 
Pauline Selke
 
27176 Sellner, Reginald Anthony

Passed away peacefully on Monday, March 20, 2017 at University Gates in Waterloo at the age of 84. Beloved husband and best friend of Mary Ann (Pittner) for 55 years. Cherished father of Joanne (Al), Paula (Colin) and Sara (Shannan). Proud and loving Grandfather of Daphne and Evan. Loving brother of Jenny in Arizona and also survived by sister-in-law Geny Psutka. Sadly missed by many special nieces, nephews and friends. Reg was predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth and Carl Sellner, brothers Bert, Clarence, Charlie and Vic, and sisters Bernice and Clara. Reg spent most of his working life in the broadcast industry, starting in radio at CKCR. He joined start up CKCO-TV in the 50's hosting shows such as Bazaar, Come Into the Kitchen and Canadian Bandstand. He particularly enjoyed hosting Sunday Serenade where he met his future wife Mary Ann (and later proposed to her on their first "official" date.) He went on to wear the red jacket as sportscaster of the evening news. After an adventurous position with the Ministry of Amateur Sport in Ottawa, he returned to CKCO-TV as promotions director, a job he held until retirement. Reg loved family parties, getting together with friends, cooking and his career in broadcasting. His creative side has left us with some legendary recipes and a number of beautiful stained glass pieces. Master of the one-liner, Reg's ever present sense of humour was a constant source of amusement to most who knew him. Some were left confused. We remain forever grateful to the people of University Gates, especially the staff of the Hagey Neighbourhood, who showed such love, compassion and respect to Reg during his time with them.
Reg's family will receive relatives and friends from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St. Kitchener, (519) 749-8467. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi RC Church, 49 Blueridge Ave., Kitchener, on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow in the church hall. Interment to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations would be appreciated to Schlegel Villages Charitable Foundation - Hagey Neighbourhood or the M.S. Society (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com to view Reg's memorial.
"Look at all the fun we had." 
Reginald Anthony Sellner
 
27177 Lived as a servant maid to Adam Starr. Mary Ann Seminger
 
27178 HOSTETLER, Betty Rosine (nee Semple) - Of Guelph, passed away peacefully at her residence, on Wednesday, February 18, 2009, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Donald Hostetler (1993). Loved mother of Linda Webb (Terry), Wendy (Barry) Collett and James (Sandra) Hostetler. Loving grandmother of Peter, Julie and Kelly Webb, Erik, Andrew and Ryan Hostetler. Dear sister of Robert (Kay) Semple. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel , 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, one hour prior to the memorial service which will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, February 28, 2009, at 11 a.m. (Reception to follow in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre). Memorial contributions to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record - Feb. 21, 2009 
Betty Rosine Semple
 
27179 Jean in 1851 lived beside or with William Barbour and Mary with Jean's mother Jean Semple. Jean Semple
 
27180 aaaa RESI: _CONFIDENTIAL Y William Semple
 
27181 "Too Much Lager Beer". A rather singular affair occurred here lately. Dr. Senghas, a well known physician in Dundee, whose practice consists in drinking "lagerbeer", went home intoxicated, and soon raised a quarrel with his "frau". He seized a loaded revolver and fired it off and threatened dire vengeance.

His wife soon gave the alarm and the constable proceeded to the place. The doctor ran, but the constable ran faster, as the doctor is rather corpulent. The doctor unfortunately fell and was soon overtaken. He was taken before the magistrate, and bound over to keep the peace. He has since left the place and it is thought he has taken up his abode in Formosa, county of Bruce.

Dumfries Reformer April 23, 1873 
Dr. Christian Ludwig "Lewis" Senghas
 
27182 Louis Senyhas, Place of Origin: Württemberg Port of Departure: Bremen, Germany Destination: Nord America Port of Arrival: New York, New York. Occupation Surgeon Dr. Christian Ludwig "Lewis" Senghas
 
27183 Mrs. Edward Meyer

HESPELFR, Dec. 31— The death occurred Tuesday night of Mrs. Edward Meyer at her home, Queen St. West, following an illness of more than a year. Mrs. Meyer was the former Lottie Senior. Born at Blyth, she received her early education at Hamilton. Following her marriage to Edward Meyer she resided in Preston until they came to Hespeler about 20 years ago. One of Hespeler's and Preston's most beloved citizens, she was a charter member of the Preston Baptist Church, was active in its various organizations and was a member of the Women's Institute. Surviving are her husband: two sons, Harold Meyer of Preston and Leonard Meyer of Kitchener and a sister, Mrs. McNeil of Calgary. Alta. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 31 Dec 1947 pg 15 
Lottie May Senior
 
27184 MRS. OSCAR SCHAEFER

Funeral service wa; held Tuesday at the Dreisinger chapel for Mrs. Oscar Schaefer of 44 Riverside drive west, Elmira. She died Saturday at K-W hospital. at the age of 69. Rev. M. E. Reuber officiated at the service. Burial was in the Elmira cemetery. The former Lillian Senkbeil. Mrs. Schaefer was born in Brandon, Manitoba. Feb. 17, 1901. a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Senkbeil. She was a member of Wesley United church. Surviving besides her husband are three sons, Kenneth of Calgary, Armond of Kitchener, Lloyd of Elmira; one brother and seven grandchildren.


The Elmira Signet Aug 19 1970 pg 17 
Lillian Senkbeil
 
27185 SHERK, Mrs. Harold (Mila) -- At K-W Hospital, on Thursday, Jan. 13, 1983, following a brief illness, Mila Hilda Senor, age 82 years, of Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge. Mrs. Sherk attended Evangelical Missionary Church. Beloved wife of the late Rev. J. Harold Sherk, who predeceased her Feb. 28, 1974; dear father of Harold of Hunta, Northern Ontario, Arthur of Toronto, Dr. Iva Taves of Kitchener and Mildred (Mrs. Sidney Kreider) of Baltimore, Md. Ten grandchildren also survive. Predeceased by her parents and one brother, Elwood D. Senor. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 2 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday, when removal will be made to Evangel Missionary Church, 112 Spadina Rd. W., Kitchener, for funeral service and committal at 3 p.m., with Rev. Paul Knowles officiating. Interment Woodland cemetery. Donations to the Mennonite Central Committee, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 14 Jan 1983 
Mila Hilda Senor
 
27186 SEREDYNSKY, Dmytro "Dan"

Passed away, at Hamilton General Hospital, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, in his 77th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Oksana (nee Kira); treasured father of Susan of Waterloo and Katherine of Kitchener; special step-father of Mykola. Lovingly remembered by his grandsons, Brent and Gregory Eady. Sadly missed by his brother, Ivan and family in the Ukraine. Dan served in the British Army, in the Second World War and was a proud veteran. He immigrated to Canada in 1951 and worked at Joy Manufacturing and Dresser Industries, in Cambridge, he also owned "Marion's Market" (later Centre Variety), a corner store in Galt, for several years. He was a longtime member of St. Mary's Ukrainian RC Church and an active member of the Chaplin Family YMCA. Dan had a wonderful sense of humour, loved meeting people and had an independent spirit. He will be missed beyond measure. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, on Sunday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Ukrainian RC Church, 582 Eagle St. N., Cambridge, on Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at 10 a.m. A reception will follow. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge. Panachyda (prayers) will be recited at the funeral home on Sunday, at 7 p.m.

The Record 15 Dec 2001 pg B11 
Dmytro "Dan" Seredynsky
 
27187 SERPA, Manuel

Born in Pico, Azores. passed away at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, April 14. 2007, at the age of 90. He was born Saturday, February 24, 1917. Loving husband of the late Maria Serpa (November 14, 2006), and dear father of Humberto (Fatima) and Armando (Odette). Beloved grandfather of Ildberta, Vera, Maria Humberta (Durando), Lizette (Humberto) and Joe. Dear great-grandfather of five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers. Mr. Serpa was predeceased by one sister. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends today (Monday) 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Parish Rosary to be prayed at the funeral home this evening, at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima R. C. Church, Elgin Street South, on Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

The Record 16 Apr 2007 pg B7 
Manuel M. Serpa
 
27188 FOWLIE, Ann Meson (nee Sewell)

Peacefully passed away, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997. Predeceased by her husband, John (1992). She will be dearly missed by her children, Peter Fowlie and his wife Janice of Burlington, Robert Fowlie and his wife My of Brantford, Barbara Adamson of Streetsville; her grandchildren, Paul, Scott, Kara and Kaitlin Fowlie and her brother, Burton Sewell and his wife Elsie of Peterborough. She will he sadly missed by nieces, nephews, relatives and many lifelong friends. A private family service was held on Thursday, Oct. 2, 1997 (today). Burial will he in Park Lawn Cemetery, next to her husband.

The Record 2 Oct 1997 pg B4 
Ann Mason Sewell
 
27189 Funeral Card

Died: In Winterbourne, Tuesday morning, August 11th, 1908, Laura Amelia Sexton Relict of the late George Stork, Aged 72 years and 29 days. The Funeral Will leave her late residence on Thursday, August 13th, at 2 o'clock p. m., to the Methodist Cemetery at Winterbourne, for burial. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. 
Laura Amelia Sexton
 
27190 On the east side of the road near Hewitt's was another American whose parents had lived in Vermont. Zephaniah Sexton with his wife and family, lived on that farm which was long owned by the late Samuel S. Bowman and is now owned by his son, Leander Bowman. Zephaniah Sexton was married three times. His third wife was Elvira Clemons, from the township of Dumfries, who came to Winterbourne to teach school. In the first family were four sons: William. Manly, Jonathan and George. By the third marriage, two daughters, Polly and Dolly. This family moved to Bright, Michigan.

William Sexton came to Woolwich a little later than his uncle Zephaniah. His parents had lived at a place called Plum Hollow, back of Brockville. By trade he was a shoemaker. He was lame and walked with a crutch and cane. At an early date he taught school in Woolwich.

Williams Sexton married Priscilla, the eldest daughter of Captain Smith. There was a family of three: Amanda, Mrs. Robert Lawrason; Laura A., Mrs. George Stork; and Jonathan. Of these Mrs. Stork is at present living in Winterbourne with her daughter, Priscilla, who is Mrs. James Hamilton, and their son, Sexton Hamilton, is named after his great-grandparent.

Williams Sexton moved, first to Harrisburg, Ontario, where he lived for many years, and then to Ada, near Grand Rapids, Michigan. He died there on August 17th, 1872, in his sixty sixth year. Mrs. Sexton, who was Priscilla Smith, died in Michigan, September 23rd, 1890, in her eighty-third year.1a

1aThe Early History of Elora, Ontario, and Vicinity by John R. Connon 
Williams Sexton
 
27191 On the east side of the road near Hewitt's was another American whose parents had lived in Vermont. Zephaniah Sexton with his wife and family, lived on that farm which was long owned by the late Samuel S. Bowman and is now owned by his son, Leander Bowman. Zephaniah Sexton was married three times. His third wife was Elvira Clemons, from the township of Dumfries, who came to Winterbourne to teach school. In the first family were four sons: William. Manly, Jonathan and George. By the third marriage, two daughters, Polly and Dolly. This family moved to Bright, Michigan.

William Sexton came to Woolwich a little later than his uncle Zephaniah. His parents had lived at a place called Plum Hollow, back of Brockville. By trade he was a shoemaker. He was lame and walked with a crutch and cane. At an early date he taught school in Woolwich.

Williams Sexton married Priscilla, the eldest daughter of Captain Smith. There was a family of three: Amanda, Mrs. Robert Lawrason; Laura A., Mrs. George Stork; and Jonathan. Of these Mrs. Stork is at present living in Winterbourne with her daughter, Priscilla, who is Mrs. James Hamilton, and their son, Sexton Hamilton, is named after his great-grandparent.

Williams Sexton moved, first to Harrisburg, Ontario, where he lived for many years, and then to Ada, near Grand Rapids, Michigan. He died there on August 17th, 1872, in his sixty sixth year. Mrs. Sexton, who was Priscilla Smith, died in Michigan, September 23rd, 1890, in her eighty-third year.1a

1aThe Early History of Elora, Ontario, and Vicinity by John R. Connon 
Zephaniah Sexton
 
27192 Sudden Death of Edward Seybold Occurs Today - Stricken With Heart Disease While Taking Exercise in Front of His Home - He Was One of Ottawa's Most Prominent Citizens

Edward Seybold, one of Ottawa's foremost citizens and a man who was prominently connected with the early industrial life of the Capital, dropped dead in front of his residence, 53 Cartier Street, shortly after 9:30 o'clock this morning. He was apparently in the usual good health he was known to enjoy very shortly before his death, and at the time was taking a little morning exercise spreading snow over the ice on the walk leading to the front door of his residence. Death is attributed to a sudden attack of heart disease.

He was seen to fall back into the soft snow by the side of the walk by Mr. Neville and Mr. Hogan, who were close by and were about to go to their places of business at the time. Thinking that the deceased had just fallen on the ice, they hurried to his assistance, but he was dead when they reached his side. Medical aid was immediately summoned, but it was of no avail.

The late Mr. Seybold was born in Montreal 69 years ago, the son of the late C. Seybold of that city. He came to Ottawa in 1874, and during his early life here was senior member of the firm of Seybold and Gibson, wholesale dry goods merchants. The firm built the Central Chambers, which were sold a few years ago to the Laurentian Realty Company. Mr. Seybold, although he took no part in the public life of the city, was identified with many big industrial undertakings in Ottawa and other parts of the country, and was at one time managing director of the Right-of-Way mines, in Cobalt.

He was a well-known member of the Laurentian Club and the Royal Ottawa Golf Club. He was also closely identified with the early life of the Dominion Methodist Church, and was on the first Board of Trustees of that church. He remained on the Board of Trustees for 18 years. During the last few years, Mr. Seybold had an office in the Laurentian Club and was a broker.

The late Mr. Seybold leaves no children. At the time the Empress of Ireland was sunk, he and his first wife were passengers. His wife was lost. Three years ago he married a second time. His second wife was formerly Miss Maud Musgrove, daughter of J.A. Musgrove, druggist. She still survives.

Mr. J.A. Seybold, 232 Metcalfe Street, is a brother of the deceased, and Mrs. W.S. Odell, is a sister. With the exception of his widow, they are the only immediate relatives surviving. It is not known yet what funeral arrangements will be made. Coroner Craig was notified, but as it is obvious that death was due to natural causes, there will be no inquest.1a

1aOttawa Journal - March 1, 1919 
Edward Seybold
 
27193 MRS. FREDERICK LIPPERT

PRESTON, June 4— Confined to St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, for the past two years, as a result of a stroke, Catherine Seyffert, widow of Frederick Lippert, died at noon Sunday at the age of 84 years. A native of Preston. Mrs. Lippert had resided in the municipality all her life with the exception of 22 years in Walkerton and was well and popularly known here. From the time of her birth until 40 years ago, Mrs. Lippert lived in Preston, then moved to Walkerton where she lived until the death of her husband 18 years ago, when she returned to Preeion. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Surviving is a stepson, Frederick Lippert, of Walkerton and three sisters, Miss Rose Seyffert, Miss Margueretta Seyffert and Mrs Adeline Ernst, all of Preston. The remains are resting at the Stager-Pass Funeral Home from where the funeral will be held on Tuesday at 2:30. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 4 Jun 1945 pg 15 
Catherine Seyffert
 
27194 Margaretha Seyffert

PRESTON, June 2— Lifelong, well-known resident of Preston, Miss Margaretha Seyffert, died at the Galt General Hospital at 8:30 yesterday morning at the age of 78 years. Miss Seyffert suffered a stroke two weeks ago, being confined to hospital since that time. Born in Preston, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Seyffert, she resided here all her life. For many years years she was employed at Pattinson Woollen Mill as a weaver. A member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Miss Seyffert was a member of the Ladies Aid and Missionary Society of that church. Surviving is a sister, Rose Seyffert of Preston and a number of nephews and nieces. The body is resting at the Stager-Pass Funeral Home where the funeral will be held on Tuesday at 2:30. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 2 Jun 1947 pg 15 
Marguerite "Margaret" Seyffert
 
27195 Miss Rosina Seyffert

PRESTON, June 17 — Last surviving member of the Seyffert family and lifelong resident of Preston, Miss Rosina Seyffert, 83, died at the Galt General Hospital at 4 o'clock yesterday. Ill for some time, she had been confined to the hospital for two weeks. Miss Seyffert, daughter of pioneer residents of Preston, was born and lived in Preston all her life and formed a large circle of intimate friends. Her parents were the late Frederick and Margareha Seyffert. Mrs. Seyffert, mother of the deceased, had the distinction of living to the age of 104 years. For the past year and a half Miss Seyffert had made her home at the Preston Springs. She was employed at Pattinson Woollen Mill for some time, but had lived retired for many years. A member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, she was active in various organizations of the church until her advanced age necessitated her retirement. Surviving are nieces and nephews. The body is resting at the Stager Pass Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Monday at 2:30. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 17 Jun 1950 pg 5 
Rosina "Rosa" Seyffert
 
27196 WILLIAM G. SEYFFERT

Charter member of St. Paul's Lutheran church, Galt, William G. Seyffert, 381 Victoria street, died at the K-W Hospital today in his 85th year. Death was due to a stroke. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Seyffert, deceased was born in Preston on June 14, 1853. For the past number of years he has lived at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lorne Cook. Mr. Seyffert was a former resident of Galt. He was a member of First English Lutheran church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. George Strangways of Elora and Mrs. Lorne Cook of Kitchener, three sons, Ernest of Toronto, Herbert R., of Kitchener and Gordon A., of Galt, one brother, Fred of Detroit, Mich., five sisters, Mrs. Fred Lippert, Margaret, Rosa and Mrs. Harry Ernst, all of Preston and Mrs. Samuel Brauch of Buffalo. N. Y., ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from, Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock, with burial in Mount View Cemetery, Galt. Rev. A. G. Jacobi will officiate. Remains will rest at the funeral home.

Kitchener Daily Record 23 Feb 1938 pg 17
 
William G. Seyffert
 
27197 Baden-Miss Anna Seyler, 76, of Baden died Wednesday in St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener. Miss Seyler, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Seyler was born in North Easthope Township but lived most of her life in Baden. For the past eight years she was a seamstress of Walper Hotel, Kitchener. Miss Seyler was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Wellesley. Surviving are two brothers, Daniel Wellesley Township, Henry, South Easthope one sister, Mrs Milton (Louise) Heinz, Baden. The body will be at the Futher Funeral Home Wellesley until Saturday at 1:30 p.m. when removal will be made to St. Mark's for the service at 3 p.m. Rev. Walter Becker will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Mark's Lutheran Cemetery, Wellesley. Anna Henrietta Seyler
 
27198 Mrs. Conrad Quehl By Record Correspondent

WELLESLEY, Dec. 30. - The death of Mrs. Conrad Quehl, 84, occurred at the home of her son, Edward, Bamberg Rd., today. The daughter of the late Daniel Seyler and Elizabeth Horn, she was born in Wilmot Township in 1862. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Wellesley, and an honorary member of the Ladies' Aid. Her husband died in July of this year. Surviving are three sons, William, Robert and Edward, and one sister Mrs. John Heipel, all of Wellesley. The remains will rest at the Futher Funeral Home until Wednesday noon, when removal will be made to the home of her son, Edward, where a private funeral service will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock followed by a memorial service at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at 2:30. Interment will be made in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. A. Binhammer will officiate. 
Caroline G. Seyler
 
27199 CHARLES H. SEYLER

The death took place at Waterloo early on Monday, April 7, of Charles H. Seyler in his 52nd year at the home of his brother, Robert Seyler, following a seven weeks' illness. Deceased had conducted a bicycle and general repair shop in Waterloo for many years until his health failed a few years ago. The funeral took place from the late residence on Wednesday mornng to the St. Louis R.C. church for service, thence to Mount Hope cemetery for interment. There survive three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Alex. Ruchty and Robert of Waterloo, Mrs. Audrey Pettigrew, Caledonia and Mrs. Ed. Stemmler of Dorking .

Waterloo Chronicle 17 Apr 1924 pg 3 
Charles Henry Seyler
 
27200 Daniel H. Seyler by Record Correspondent Philipsburg, Feb. 22

Ill the past three weeks, Daniel H. Seyler, a retired farmer of this place, passed away Wednesday afternoon at his home. Mr. Seyler, born in Wellesley Township, a son of Daniel and Gertrude [should read Elizabeth] Seyler, was 75 years of age, and was married here on December 1, 1891 to Annie Wettlaufer. He was a member of the Lutheran faith.

The widow and one son, William on the homestead, survive with four grandchildren, two brothers, Peter at Wellesley, David of Philipsburg, and two sisters, Caroline, Mrs. Conrad Quehl, and Minnie, Mrs. John Heipel, both of Wellesley.

The funeral will take place on Saturday afternoon from his late home at 2 o'clock and thence to the Philipsburg Lutheran Church. Burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. J. L. Kirchhofer will officiate. 
Daniel H. Seyler
 
27201 Was staying with Samuel and Chariette Roberts. Daniel H. Seyler
 
27202 DOERING, Ella Catherine - Passed away, peacefully, at Nithview Home, New Hamburg, on Tuesday, July 23, 1996. Formerly of Philipsburg where she was born 94 years ago on September 20, 1901, a daughter of the late David Seyler and Leah Wettlaufer. Ella was a lifetime member of Zion Lutheran Church, Philipsburg where she was a member of the ELW. Beloved wife of the late Elmer Doering who predeceased her March 13, 1953. She is lovingly remembered by her children, Walter Doering and his wife Ruth of Kitchener, Norma Weiler and her husband Armand of Baden and Karolyn Heubner and her husband of Cambridge. Dear grandma (Mueggie) of 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Also fondly remember by a sister-in-law, Lillian Seyler of Tavistock. She was predeceased by two brothers, Clayton and Nelson Seyler and a sister, Viola Nixdorf. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, today (Thursday) from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, Philipsburg, on Saturday, July 27, 1996 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ron Leonard officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Philipsburg or the charity of one's choice.1a

1aThe Record 24 Jul 1996 
Ella Catherine Seyler
 
27203 MILLER, Mrs. Eunice (Harry)

Peacefully, on Saturday, April 21, 1984, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Toronto, Mrs. Eunice Miller, of 417 Bleams Rd. W., New Hamburg. She was a member of First Church of Christ Scientist, Kitchener and was actively involved in the work of the church. She was a partner in Seyler's House Furnishings Ltd., New Hamburg. Beloved wife of Harry Miller, whom she married Jan. 6, 1945; dear mother of Rosalyn and her husband Marson Bailey and Danny and his wife Eileen, all of New Hamburg; cherished grandmother of David, Tim and Julie-Ann Bailey, Cortney and Lyndsay Miller; sadly missed by one sister, Wilma (Mrs. Harold Krampien) of Baden. She was predeceased by her parents, the late William L.P. Seyler and the former Edna L. Ritz; one brother, William in infancy and one sister, Lorna. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg after 7 p.m. this evening, and until Tuesday, April 24, where service will be held at 2:30 p.m., with Mrs. Margaret Day officiating. Interment in Riverside cemetery, New Hamburg.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 Apr 1984 pg D11 
Eunice E. Seyler
 
27204 Irvin D. Seyler

Long-time resident of Grey Street, Ayr, Irvin David Seyler passed away at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Thursday, February 4th, 1999. His death occurred one day after his 78th birthday. Born in Petersburg, he was a son of the late Peter Seyler and Wilhelmina (Minnie) Stroh. Upon marriage to Jean Christine Marshall, over 50 years ago, the couple took up residence on Grey Street in Ayr. Irvin originally, drove bus for Leishman Coach Lines before establishing I.D. Seyler Transport which transported grain and feed for Ayr Feed and Supply. He subsequently sold, his trucking business to Ayr Feed and joined the firm as a maintenance person. He continued in this capacity until retirement. Irvin was a long-time member of Knox United Church and served several years as a volunteer with the Ayr Fire Department. In addition to many community activities, he was a long-time member of the Hardy Bay Hunt, Club and the I.O.O.F., initially belonging to the Ayr Lodge No. 174 and later Princeton Lodge No. 307. Beloved husband of the late Jean Christine Marshall (1990); dear father of Miriam and her husband Ted Spence of Guelph, Betty at home, and Patricia and her husband Mike Howells of RR 1, Drumbo; Grandpa of Michael, Timothy, Jeffrey, Christopher and Scott; brother of Harold of Petersburg, Peter of St. Jacobs, Clarence of Heidelberg and Helen Knarr of Elmira; and brother-in-law of Peggy Marshall of Kitchener, Doris and Jack Fried of RR 1, Ayr and Bill Gray of Ayr. Also predeceased by sisters Wilhelmina, Edna and Elsie and brothers Hilbert and Adam. Rev. Fred Hagle conducted funeral services at the Ayr Chapel, Win. Kipp Funeral Home on Monday, February 8th at 1:30 p.m. Interment Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News 10 Feb 1999 pg 14 
Irvin David Seyler
 
27205 Jacob Merner with his wife and family emigrated from Germany and settled on a farm miles west of New Hamburg in 1837. Several of the ten children still survive, among them being Mr. Christian Merner of whom a sketch appears elsewhere. Wm. Smith had the first blacksmith shop. It was here that the late Samuel Merner learned his trade. Jacob Brill was the first cooper and did a thriving trade in barrels, churns, &c. The pioneer weaver was John Oehm who made cloth for his numerous patrons on his hand loom. Theobald Seyler owned a frame hotel on the site of the present Queen's and John Boeckner did the cobbling and shoemaking for the neighborhood. The latter's shop was on the site of the present residence of Mr. D. Becker. Wendel Schuyler was the first teacher in 1838 or 1839. A portion of the first log schoolhouse still stands near the Cemetery and is used for a dwelling: Soloman Weaver was a miller in the early days and later became an evangelical minister. Business men who came a little later were Wm. Burkhold, who established a brickyard; Fred Merner who started a carriage business and Wm. Hunter, who had a general stare. In the early 50's Sylvester Frank built a brewery. It was of brick and a portion of it is still in use in connection with the present brewery. The village has gradually increased in population and assessment with no particularly stirring events to mark its even progress. The great flood of 1883 due to a cloudburst is an event never to be forgotten by those who witnessed it. On that occasion the water covered the streets up to the door of the Imperial hotel, and swept away the Rau, Hartman and Helmer bridges, thus cutting the village off from the outside world. In this its golden jubilee year, New Hamburg stands a community of contented, busy people, living in good homes and doing admirably their little share of the great world's work.1a

1aSpecial Industrial souvenir number of New Hamburg: containing a comprehensive review of the natural advantages and resources of the village of New Hamburg, 1908, Berlin Daily News, Berlin, Ontario 
Johann Theobald "Theobald" Seyler
 
27206 SEYLER, Laverne Henry 1930 - 2012 It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Laverne on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at St. Mary's General Hospital, age 81. Beloved husband of Evelyn Seyler (nee Gingrich). Dear father of Steven Seyler (Marilyn) and Trevor Seyler all of Kitchener. Will be remembered by his sisters Idella Hertzberger and Sally Jantzi, brother Lorne Seyler (Frances) and sister-in-law Bea Seyler. Predeceased by his parents Olivia and Daniel Seyler, brothers Milton, Elmer, Allan, Oliver and Norman; brothers-in-law James Hertzberger and Roy Jantzi; sisters-in-law Doris, Betty, Helen and Pat Seyler; in infancy sister Irene and brother Gordon. Laverne's family will receive relatives and friends at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate his life will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home. A reception in the Fireside Reception Room of the funeral home will follow. Spring interment at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Wellesley Township. The family would like to thank Grand River Hospital ICU, St. Mary's Hospital ICU and St. Mary's Hospital Floor 6 Respiratory Unit for their exceptional care and compassion for Laverne over his last 10 weeks. Condolences for the family and donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, St. Mary's Hospital Cardiac Unit or Grand River Hospital may be arranged through the funeral home www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445. Laverne Henry Seyler
 
27207 SEYLER, Nelson

On Tuesday, July 30, 1985, at Victoria Hospital, London, Ont., Nelson Seyler, of RR 1, New Hamburg, aged 79 years. He was born in Wilmot township, a son of the late David Seyler and the former Leah Wettlaufer. He was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church, Phillipsburg, where he had been on the church council and taught Sunday school for many years. He also had been a public school trustee. Beloved husband of the former Lillian Becker, whom he married May 17, 1930. Lovingly remembered by his two daughters, Doris (Mrs. Corson Schwartzentruber) of New Hamburg, Marie (Mrs. Mahlon Shantz) of Kitchener and his two sons, Harold and his wife Isabel of RR 1, New Hamburg and David and his wife Susan of New Hamburg; dear brother of Clayton of New Hamburg and Mrs. Ella Doering of RR 2, Baden. Sadly missed by 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one sister, Mrs. Viola Nixdorf in 1964. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, after 8:00 today, until Friday, Aug. 2, at noon, when transfer will be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Phillipsburg, for the service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Doug Kranz dfficiating, Interment to follow in the church cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 31 Jul 1985 pg D7 
Nelson Seyler
 
27208 WELLESLEY, June 24 - A former resident of Wellesley, Peter Seyler, 85, died suddenly yesterday at the home of his son-in-law, Milton Heintz, on the Bamberg Road. Mr. Seyler was born on March 2, 1854, in Wilmot Township. He was a retired farmer and attended St. Paul's Canada Lutheran church, Wellesley. His wife predeceased him last January.

Surviving are two sons, Henry of Tavistock and Daniel of Bamberg, two daughters, Mrs. Milton Heintz and Miss Anna Seyler, both of near Bamberg, one brother, David Seyler of Baden and two sisters, Mrs. Conrad Quehl and Mrs. John Heipel of Wellesley.

Private funeral service will be held at the home of Mr. Heintz on Tuesday at 2 pm followed by public services at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Wellesley, at 2:30 pm. Burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery with Rev. W. Nolting officiating. Remains will rest at the M. R. Futher Funeral Home until Sunday at 2 pm when they will be removed to the home of his son-in-law, Mr. Heintz. 
Peter Seyler
 
27209 Mrs. Wilhelmine Heipel By Record Correspondent

WELLESLEY - Mrs. Wilhelmine Heipel of Wellesley died Saturday at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, after an illness of six weeks. She was 89, and was born in Wilmot Township a daughter of the late Daniel Seyler and Elizabeth Horne. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Her husband, John D. Heipel, died nine years ago. Surviving are four sons, Herbert, Edgar, David and Edward, all of Wellesley district; and four grandchildren. The body is at the Futher Funeral Home. A private service will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 2 p.m. followed by a memorial service at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at 2:15. Rev. A.W. Lotz will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. 
Wilhelmine C. "Mena" Seyler
 
27210 1901 Berlin Census - William is a lodger in the home/hotel of William and Paulina Zinger William Seyler
 
27211 Absalom Shade Inducted 1995

Absalom Shade was born in Wyoming County Pennsylvania in 1793, the youngest son of a large family. He was trained as a carpenter and later took up residence in Buffalo, New York. He was twice married, first to Catherine Kimball, a widow from Canandaigua, New York who had two children from a previous marriage and, following her death, to Isabella Davidson. Mr Shade had no family by either of these marriages.

It was his skills as a carpenter that brought Mr Shade to the attention of the Hon. William Dickson. Mr Dickson required a competent builder to erect a sawmill and a grist mill in the new community he was planning in his lands along the Grand River. He offered the job to Mr Shade, whom he had met in connection with Mr Shade's failed bid to win the contract to build a court house and jail in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

In 1816 both men travelled to the new lands and selected for the townsite the place where Mill Creek flows into the Grand River. After examining the site and satisfying himself as to its potential Mr Shade reached an agreement with Mr Dickson to build the mills and to act as Mr Dickson's general agent in the township. He departed for Buffalo, settled his affairs there and hired a crew, led by chief millwright Thomas Taylor of Balkirk Scotland. By the time the crew arrived with their materials, including the mill stones, Mr Shade had completed building the sawmill so that the lumber for the grist mill could be cut at the site. The grist mill, named Dumfries Mill, was completed and operational in 1819. These mills and Mr Shade's store and house were among the first buildings to rise in the new settlement which was first named Shade's Mills in his honour.

In 1819 Mr Shade completed a bridge over the Grand River near the building that served as both his home and a store. This was followed in 1820 by a distillery that Mr Shade built beside the Dumfries Mill. In 1824 he built what became known as the Red Store, a credit/barter store at which framers could trade produce for items they needed for themselves and their farms. The mark-up on goods at the Red Store has been estimated at 50 to 100 percent -- which points to a hefty profit. However since farmers purchased goods at the store with produce rather than cash, there was a greater possibility of spoilage and therefore of loss. The Red Store was built at the south east end of the bridge and had a staircase down to a pier at the riverbank. It was from this pier that Mr Shade, beginning in about 1829, loaded his fleet of barges -- known locally as the "Arks" -- with produce intended for markets on Lake Ontario. His plan was to float the barges down the Grand River and through the newly completed Welland Canal to markets on Lake Ontario. The plan was not a complete success and was abandoned in the early 1830's.

It has been said that Mr Shade was the embodiment of industry and this is readily evident in his involvement in nearly all aspects of the early development of Shade's Mills and Galt. In addition to his involvement in the building of the mills, bridge and store, mentioned earlier, Mr Shade was named Postmaster in 1825 and contracted with John Galt to build a part of a road from Galt to Guelph which was intended to open up the lands of the Canada Company. Part of the contract was to supply lumber, flour, pork and other provisions for the crews building the road. The contract proved extremely lucrative and provided the basis for much of Mr Shade's fortune.

In 1832 Mr Shade built a second store known as the White Store across the street from the Red Store. The White Store sold goods for cash at a somewhat lower price than the Red Store which continued to operate. Mr Shade's building projects were not confined solely to his business interests. He was a staunch supporter of the Anglican Church and in the 1830's, with others, petitioned the Anglican Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to send missionaries to Dumfries. When an Anglican Church was finally established in Galt with the arrival of Rev. Michael Boomer in 1840, Mr Shade contributed significantly to the building of the church and, in 1855, built at his own expense a "handsome school house adjoining the church." The church also found a prominent place in his will.

In 1838 Mr Shade was asked by the Hon. William Dickson to purchase the Dumfries Mill, a mill that he had been managing for a number of years. Mr Shade, showing the astute business acumen for which he was known, agreed to the purchase only after Mr Dickson agreed that for a stipulated period of time, no lots would be sold in the village that might be used for mills, stores or other businesses of a competitive nature with Mr Shade's enterprises, thus ensuring him a mercantile monopoly in the settlement.

As Mr Shade's fortunes grew, he became associated with a Hamilton company in the formation of the Gore Bank in 1835. In 1852, again in company with his Hamilton associates, he became an incorporator and share holder in the Galt and Guelph Railway. Mr Shade was always a strong Tory in politics and served for two terms, without any particular distinction, in the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada. He was first elected in 1831 taking the place of James Crooks who had been elevated to the Legislative Council. Mr Shade was defeated in 1834 and elected again in the violent election of 1836. He held his seat until 1841 but declined to run in elections thereafter. During the 1837 Rebellion led by William Lyon Mackenzie, Mr Shade acted on the local commission of the peace to examine suspected rebels.

On the local political scene, Mr Shade held virtually every nominated and elected office over an approximately thirty year period ending in 1852. After local government was organized in Dumfries in 1819 Mr Shade served as Chairman of the township meetings as well as holding the offices of pound keeper and assessor. In 1828 he was named a magistrate for Gore District and represented Dumfries' interests at the Gore District quarter sessions. Mr Shade was named the first reeve of Dumfries Township Council at its inaugural meeting held on 21 Jan 1850 and, in 1852, was elected as the second reeve of the newly incorporated Village of Galt. After 1852, Mr Shade retired from public life and devoted his time to managing his business affairs. He died on 15 Mar 1862 following a short illness and is buried in Trinity Church Cemetery. 1a

1aWaterloo Hall of Fame website

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Trinity Anglican Church

An Anglican missionary, Rev. Michael Boomer, arrived in Galt in 1840 to organize the community's first Anglican congregation. Services were held in the Township Hall until the fall of 1844 when a new stone church was completed. The building was opened and consecrated in October, 1844 by Dr. Strachan, Bishop of the Diocese of Toronto. Land for the church had been donated by the Dickson family and the cost of the building was assumed largely by the Dicksons and by Absalom Shade. The first Rector of Trinity Church, Rev. Michael Boomer, was to minister to the Galt congregation until moving to London in 1872 when he became Principal of Huron College and Dean of the Huron diocese. Dean Boomer was followed by Reverend Canons Brock (1872-1873), Curran (1873-1877), Hinks (1877-1886) and Rev. Canon Ridley who was rector from 1886 until his sudden death in November 1915.
The first Parish Hall was built in 1855 through the generosity of Mr. Shade. When Mr. Shade died in 1862 his Will provided funds for the construction of a Rectory along with an endowment fund to provide for the rector's salary. The church was enlarged in 1856, and in 1868 the Parish Hall was made larger. The interior of the church was altered in 1885-1886 and the Norman Tower was added during the same time frame through the generosity of Matthew Wilks. Work began on rebuilding the Parish Hall with the laying of the cornerstone on July 17, 1911. Electric lighting was installed in 1916. The Parish Hall was further enlarged in 1956; the new Chapel of the Holy Trinity was built about the same time.
Canon Ridley established a Mission in Preston in 1888. Construction of St. John's Anglican Church in that community was begun in 1889 with dedication services held in 1890. St. James Anglican Church in Hespeler also began as a Mission of Galt. Work began in 1919 on St. David's Mission at the corner of Pollock and Chalmers Street in Galt. The Mission, which began as a Sunday School, was dedicated by Archbishop Williams in April 1920.2a

2aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

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SHADE, ABSALOM, businessman and politician; b. c. 1793 in Wyoming County, Pa, reputed to be the youngest son of a farmer; d. 15 March 1862 at Galt (first called Shade's Mills, now part of Cambridge), Canada West. He married first, Mrs Andrews of Canandaigua, N.Y., and secondly, Isabella Davidson of Galt; there were no children by either marriage.

Absalom Shade trained as a carpenter in his youth and followed that trade in Buffalo, N.Y., until 1816. In that year he submitted a tender for the contract to build a court house and jail at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Upper Canada. Although Shade's tender was rejected, the young man so impressed William Dickson*, a member of the Legislative Council, that he hired Shade to manage and superintend the settlement of his lands in Dumfries Township, Gore District.

In July 1816 Shade and Dickson journeyed to Dumfries to examine the lands, and after an extensive survey chose the site of what became Galt as the nucleus of the projected settlement. Shade went to Buffalo to arrange his affairs, and returned that autumn with his wife and two stepchildren to take up permanent residence on the site. By winter Shade had repaired and completed for himself a combined saw and grist mill which had been abandoned by an earlier settler, and built a two-storey log house which served as both a dwelling and a shop.

Tradition has it that when Shade arrived in Dumfries Township he possessed only $100 and a chest of carpenter's tools. He soon amassed a large fortune. The key to his success was the monopoly he enjoyed over a wide spectrum of business activities. Cash was scarce, and with Dickson's financial backing Shade built up a large credit business at his store, where he charged a mark-up of 50 to 100 per cent on credit sales. When Dickson built the "Dumfries Mill" in 1818, Shade became its manager, ensuring a continuation of his control of milling. In 1820 Shade built a distillery adjacent to this mill and operated both businesses.

Because of Dickson's active campaigns to recruit settlers in Scotland and the United States, Shade's Mills expanded and prospered in spite of its distance from a good market for grain and the area's bad roads. As the population grew Shade's many businesses flourished. In 1824 he erected a large general store and grain handling depot on the banks of the Grand River. In 1827 when a post office was established at Shade's Mills, the village was renamed Galt. Shade became the postmaster and retained that position for 25 years.

In 1827 Shade bid for and received several large contracts to supply lumber, flour, pork, and other provisions to John Galt* and the Canada Company, then engaged in building roads through the Huron Tract. So profitable were these contracts that within a year Shade was able to purchase the Dumfries Mill from Dickson. As part of the transaction Shade received a guarantee that Dickson would not sell land to any other miller, distiller, merchant, or grain dealer who might compete with Shade. In 1832, Shade built a second store across the street from the first. At the original "Red Store" Shade conducted his credit business, while at the new "White Store" he dealt at somewhat lower prices for cash. His monopoly of Galt's mercantile trade secure, Shade now turned over the management of his many enterprises to James Fargis, his nephew, and James K. Andrews, his stepson. He then devoted his energies to public office, the promotion of transportation projects, and the management of numerous farming properties and a large mortgage and money-lending business.

Shade's many mercantile enterprises and his land dealings gave him a life-long interest in the improvement of transportation. In 1819, for example, he had initiated a subscription campaign to build a bridge across the Grand River at Shade's Mills. When subscriptions fell short, he underwrote much of the cost himself. In the early 1830s Shade undertook the daring experiment of building several large (18 x 16 ft) flat-bottom barges on the Grand River. In the spring, even though the high water was dangerous, he loaded the barges with barrels of flour, grain, pork, and other produce intended for export, and floated them down the Grand to Dunnville. The barges were then towed by horses via the Wetland Canal to Port Dalhousie (St Catharines) where both the produce and the raft-timber were sold. As a natural outgrowth of this endeavour, Shade became an active promoter and one of the original incorporators of the Grand River Navigation Company, which was chartered in 1832 to improve navigation on the river, there being no good road from Galt to Dundas.

As Shade's fortunes grew and his business interests broadened, he became associated with the Hamilton business community in the founding of the Gore Bank in 1835. In 1852, in company with his Hamilton associates, he became an incorporator and shareholder in the Galt and Guelph Railway. He was also an active promoter of both the Preston and Berlin Railway and the Berlin and Stratford Gravel Road Company.

Always a strong Tory in politics, Shade served two terms in the House of Assembly. In 1831 one of the two sitting members for Halton County, James Crooks*, was elevated to the Legislative Council. Shade was elected to the assembly in Crooks' place and served out the term. In the election of 1834 Shade and his running mate, William Chisholm*, were defeated by James Durand and Caleb Hopkins*, but in the violent election of 1836 Shade and Chisholm were returned. Shade served without particular distinction until 1841 when he retired. Although he was frequently mentioned as a possible Tory candidate, he henceforth refused nomination. During the rebellion of 1837 he acted on the local commission of the peace to examine suspected rebels, and helped organize a detachment of militia for service on the Niagara frontier.

On the local political scene Shade held almost every nominated and elected municipal office over a 30-year period. After local government was organized in Dumfries Township in 1819, Shade frequently served as chairman of the township meetings, as well as holding such offices as pound keeper and assessor. In 1828 he was named a magistrate for Gore District and ably represented Dumfries' interests at the Gore District quarter sessions. When elective municipal government was established in 1841, Shade was elected a township councillor, and in 1852 was elected as the second reeve of the newly incorporated village of Galt.

In 1852 Shade retired from public life and devoted his time to managing his estate and numerous local charities. He died in 1862 after a short illness.
Leo A. Johnson

Cambridge Public Library (Galt, Ont.), Miscellaneous historical papers. PAC, MG 24, D16, Shade to Isaac Buchanan, 18 July 1854, 20 Feb. 1856; E1, Shade to Merritt, 14 March 1833, 25 July 1845, 17 March 1849; RG 1, L1, 18-39. PAO, Dickson (William) papers. Correspondent and Advocate (Toronto), 1836. Dumfries Reformer and Western Counties Agricultural and Commercial Advertiser (Galt), 19 March 1862. Galt Reporter and Waterloo County Advertiser, 21 March 1862, 1870-71. B. M. Dunham, Grand River (Toronto, 1945). R. S. Hamilton, The early history of Galt, 1816-1866, ed. A. W. Osborne and A. W. Taylor (Galt, Ont., 1956).3a

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Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online 2000 University of Toronto/Université Laval 
Absalom Shade
 
27212 The first Parish Hall was built in 1855 through the generosity of Mr. Shade. When Mr. Shade died in 1862 his Will provided funds for the construction of a Rectory along with an endowment fund to provide for the rector's salary. Absalom Shade
 
27213 Bema was adopted by Mrs. Margaret Speeker. Bema Shade
 
27214 ... native of Hessen, Germany, and was a member of the Hessian army that was hired by the British government to come to America to aid in what was considered the rebellion of the colonists. He was, however, taken prisoner at the battle of Brandywine by the forces under General Washington, and later he joined the American troops and fought for the cause of liberty, becoming one of the patriots of the colonial army. George Shade was united in marriage to Miss Hannah Bauer, who was born in Pennsylvania and belonged to an old family of that state. In the year 1851 they removed from the east to Peoria county, Illinois, where the father followed carpentering and also engaged in farming. His political support was given to the Democracy, and both he and his wife were members of the Methodist Episcopal church and lived consistent Christian lives. He died at the age of seventy-eight years, while her death occurred when she was seventy-five years of age.1a

1a"A Biographical and Genealogical History of Southeastern Nebraska", Vol II, Lewis Publishing Co, Chicago & New York, 1904, p1060 - 1063 
Johann Sebastian Shade
 
27215 April 8th, in Waterloo Co., Ont., ____SHAEFFER, SON OF EARNEST SHAEFFER, aged about 18 yrs. The young man came to his death in a very sad manner. He was fireman of the steam saw-mill in Erbsville, and while on the mill assisting, his foot was caught by the circular saw and cut twice in two, and drew him in and cut through his body. In the midst of life we are in death. Be ye also ready; for in such an hour as ye think not the master cometh.1a

1aHerald of Truth - Volume XII, Number 5 - May 1875 Page 78, 79 
Shaeffer
 
27216 1851 - Joseph Shafer is staying with Jacob C. Snider. Joseph Shafer
 
27217 Was listed a widower living alone in a 1 story log house. Martin Shafter
 
27218 SHAIL, Rev. Canon Harold Manford - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at St. Mary's Hospital in Kitchener on Saturday, March 1, 2008. In his 93rd year, he was the dearly loved husband of Dorothy Lillian Barker for 65 years. Proud and loving father of Sandra Poolton and her husband Edward of Elmira, David and his wife Janet of Kapuskasing, and Mark and his wife Hélène of Timmins. Harold will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Paul Poolton (Lisa), Jeffrey Poolton (friend Julie), Melanie Earley (Carl), Jennifer Ehnes (Percy), Ryan Shail (Margarida), Melissa Pilotte (Mike), Brent Shail (Jenny) and his great-grandchildren, Charlotte, Aaron, Brooke and Nathan. Also survived by his brother, Jack and his wife Sarah of Manitoba; brother-in-law, Bob Barker and his wife Suzanne of St. Catharines; sisters-in-law, Maisie Shail of Kirkland Lake, Ila Shail of Ottawa and Georgie Barker of Kirkland Lake. Predeceased by his brothers, Douglas and Robert; sister-in-law, Jean; brothers-in-law, Gordon and Donald (Fran). For many years Canon Shail served faithfully as a member of the Anglican Church clergy in the Diocese of Moosonee. He will be fondly remembered by his parishioners in Schumacher and Kapuskasing. Prior to entering the ministry, Harold served his country during the Second World War. An active member of the Masonic Lodge, Harold was a Past Master, member of the Scottish Rite, Past T.P.G.M., member of the 33rd Degree Supreme Council, Past Patron of Fidelis Chapter, O.E.S. and a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Friends may call at the Martyn Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Eastern Star and Masonic services will be held at the Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at St. John's Anglican Church at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 5, 2008. Cremation with interment to follow at a later date. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be greatly appreciated. Martyn Funeral Home, 464 Wyld Street, North Bay, Ontario P1B 1Z5 705-472-8810. Online condolences at www.martynfh.com1a

1aThe Record - Mar. 3, 2008  
Rev. Canon Harold Manford Shail
 
27219 William's parents were Henry Shain and Lydia Crompton Post. Henry was born 06 Sep 1796, and baptized 10 Sep 1796 in the German Reformed church in Hagerstown, MD. He died 09 Jan 1867 in Trafalgar Twp., Halton Co., Ont., and is buried in Munn's United Church Cemetery in Trafalgar. Lydia was born 17 Jul 1802 in NY, and died 23 Feb 1884 in Ont. They were married 17 Apr 1821 in Ont. William Post Shain
 
27220 Shanks, John W. Private. His home was in Hespeler at the time of enlisting. He was one of the boys of the Coombe Home. He was wounded and later killed in action in August 1918.1a

1aShanks, John W.: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 16 May 2016, from http://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2848226/data?n=1 
John Bassette Shanks
 
27221 Son of John and Elizabeth Shanks. Native of Ireland. John Bassette Shanks
 
27222 I am sarching for information on Robert SHANNON. He immagrated to Hamilton, Ontario from Ireland in 1849 with his wife Rose and 11 children. They lived there for 6 years, in this time 2 of their children died and 2 more were
born. I am also interested in finding the ship they traveled on and if they actually landed in Hamilton. Thank you,
Adrienne Dreier. Mrsdeere@aol.com November 22, 1999
___________________________
 
Robert Shannon
 
27223 Shantz-On the 17th of April, 1903, in Waterloo Co., Ont., Aaron, son of Cleason and Maria Shantz, aged 11 M. 3 D. Funeral Services by Noah Hunsberger in English from Job 14:1 and Jonas Snider in German from Mark 10:15. Buried in the David Eby cemetery. L. Ludwig1a

1aHERALD OF TRUTH, Vol. XL, No. 18, OBITUARIES APRIL 30th, 1903 PAGE 144 
Aaron Shantz
 
27224 Aaron Shantz, "the second eldest of old Abraham Shantz's family, was born February 20th, 1806, and died August 16th, 1875. He was married to Elizabeth Zieger, March 14th, 1831. They had a family of fifteen children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Aaron Shantz
 
27225 Aaron B. Shantz, "was born October 1st, 1849. On May 27th, 1884, he was married to Elizabeth Eby who was born November 19th, 1848. They reside on his father's old homestead where he is engaged in farming. They have no family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Aaron B. Shantz
 
27226 Aaron E. Shantz, "was born April 7th, 1853. On March 8th, 1874, he was married to Hannah Snyder who was born January 29th, 1857. They reside a little south of Berlin where he is engaged in farming. Their family consisted of seven children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Aaron E. Shantz
 
27227 Aaron E. Shantz, "was born September 9th, 1844. On March 28th, 1869, he was married to Veronica Eby who was born September 19th 1843, and died in Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 16th 1885. After her decease he was married to Fannie May Flanaghan who died a few years after their marriage. Some time after the decease of his second wife he was again married to a Mrs. Ried who died a few years ago. In spring of 1895 he was married the fourth time to Nellie Gasgone, widow of the late John Hagen. They reside in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he is engaged in the mercantile business. His family consisted of nine children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Aaron E. Shantz
 
27228 Aaron Shantz, "the second son, was born March 3rd, 1851. On February 9th, 1874, he was married to Leah, daughter of Benjamin and Magdalena (Shantz) Snyder. She was born November 27th, 1850. After their marriage they moved on the farm they still occupy, the old 'Christian Martin Farm', about one-half mile from the Martin Mennonite Meeting House. They have a family of four children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

_________________________________________


Shantz - Aaron, was born 3 miles north of Waterloo, March 3, 1851; died Sept. 28. 1943; aged 92 y. 6 m. 25 d. He was married to Leah Snider who predeceased him 2 years ago. Surviving are 2 sons, Herbert and Ephraim, and a daughter, Sabina (Mrs. Urias Snider), all of Waterloo. One daughter, Lucina, died a little over 7 years ago. Nine grandchildren and 21 greatgrandchildren also survive. Bro. Shantz in his early years after his conversion united with the Mennonite Church and lived a faithful devoted Christian life until the Lord called him home. He attended church services as long as his strength enabled him. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. J. B. Martin at the Erb Street Mennonite Church, Waterloo, Ont.2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXVI, No . 37 - December 9, 1943, pages 767 and 768 
Aaron S. Shantz
 
27229 Aaron Shantz, "was born May 27th, 1839. On June 10th, 1863, he was married to Barbara Nahrgang who was born December 31st, 1841, and died June 21st, 1876. On December 23rd, 1877, he was again married to Mary Biehn who was born November 21st, 1847. He resides in Wilmot Township, where he is engaged in farming..."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

______________

Shantz. - Aaron Shantz was born near Haysville, Ont., May 27, 1839; died May 27, 1917; aged 78 y. He was twice married. On June 10, 1863, he was united in marriage with Barbara Nahrgang, which union was blessed with 5 daughters. After the decease of his first wife he was again married to Mary Biehn on Dec. 23, 1877. To this union were born 2 daughters. He is survived by a sorrowing widow, 7 daughters, 30 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 4 sisters and a host of relatives and friends. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. Osias Cressman and Manasseh Hallman at the Geiger Church, Waterloo, Ont. By a daughter.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume X, Number 19 - August 9, 1917, page 367  
Aaron S. Shantz
 
27230 Abraham Shantz, "the eldest son of Isaac Shantz, was born December 15th, 1776. He was married to Allie Hunsberger who was born January 20th, 1775, and died August 27, 1821. They resided, after they came to Canada, on the farm now possessed by Isadore B. Snyder, a little east of Berlin. Not finding the county to his expectations and the winter too severe for himself, he left Canada and moved to Harmony, Butler County, Pennsylvania, not far from Pittsburg, where he died December 28th, 1856. He had a family of ten children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Abraham Shantz
 
27231 Abraham B. Shantz, "was born April 16th, 1847. He is married and resides in California, U. S. His family consists of three children." Abraham B. Shantz
 
27232 Abraham B. Shantz, "was born December 11th, 1846. On October 13th, 1870, he was married to Sarah Kline."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Abraham B. Shantz
 
27233 Abraham Shantz, "was born July 12th, 1833. On October 10th, 1858, he was married to Eliza Stannard who was born December 12th, 1837. She died June 26th, 1878. After decease of first wife he was married to Catharine Harter in May, 1882. Of first marriage there are five children and of second marriage there is one child."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Abraham B. Shantz
 
27234 Abraham C. Shantz, "was born May 7th, 1844. On February 25th, 1866, he was married to Catharine Goetz who was born April 20th, 1846. They reside on a farm near Shantz Station. To them were born eleven children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

____________________________________________


Shantz
.--Abraham C. Shantz died at this home in Breslau on April 25, 1922; aged 77 y. 11 m. 17 d. In 1866 he was united in marriage with Catharine Goetz, who survives. There are left to mourn with the wife and mother, 9 children, 32 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Brother Schantz united with the Mennonite Church in early life, in which faith he left this world to meet his Maker. He left many evidences that he met his Savior in peace. The funeral services were held on the 27th in charge of Brethren J. S. Woolner and Oscar Burkholder. Text, I Cor. 15:54.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XV, Number 7 - May 18, 1922, pg 143 
Abraham C. Shantz
 
27235 Abraham D. Shantz, was born March 6th, 1836. He was first married to Mary Traffy and after her decease to Rosena Bockus. They reside in Walkerton, Ontario, where he is engaged in some business. His family consists of twelve children, namely: VI Nancy (dead), VI Eliza, VI Emma Ann, and VI Enoch of the first wife, and VI David, VI Allan, VI Charles, VI Mary Ann, VI Edith, and two sons and a daughter who died in infancy, names not received, of second wife."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Abraham D. Shantz
 
27236 Shantz, -- Abraham G. , son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Shantz, was born at Shantz Station, Ont. , on March 17, 1882; died suddenly at his home, Preston, Ont. , on Sept. 6, 1955; aged 73 y. 5 m. 20 d. On June 15, 1919, he was married to Tena Hallman, who died April 3, 1951. Surviving are 2 sons (Ross of London, and Glen of Preston) , 2 daughters (Delores-Mrs. Cecil Mader of Breslau, and Marie-Mrs. Alfred Tuletzski of Fishers Mills) , 2 sisters (Mrs. Eliza Brox, Edmonton, Alta. , and Nancy Mrs. Peter Martin, Kitchener) . He became a Christian in the days of his youth, and had a keen conception of the way of the Christian life. Death was not unexpected to him. Occasionally he would remind us that he believed his departure was near ath and. Funeral services were conducted at the Cressman Mennonite Church on Sept. 9 in charge of Carl J. Rudy, Merle Shantz, and Oscar Burkholder.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLVIII , Number 39 - September 27, 1955 page 933, 934.  
Abraham G. Shantz
 
27237 Shantz, -- Abram, son of the late Frank and Leah (Groff) Shantz, was born April 8, 1889; passed away at his home after a long illness; aged 65 y. 8 m. 16 d. Early in his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the Erb Street Mennonite Church, where he remained a faithful member until death. In March, 1917, he married Ada Eby, who preceded him in Sept. 1918. On July 6, 1921, he married Beulah Eby. Surviving are his wife and 4 daughters (Doris--Mrs. Eden Good, Waterloo, Ont.; Audrey--Mrs. Orval Reist. June--Mrs. Morgan Feick, and Eileen--Mrs. Ronald Williamson, all of Kingsdale), 5 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Mrs. Ida Schlueter, Mrs. Ephraim Bearinger, both of Waterloo, and Mrs. Aaron Sauder, of St. Jacobs, Ont.), and 2 brothers (Albert, Waterloo, and Moses, Lexington). Funeral services were held at Erb Street Mennonite Church, Waterloo, Ont., in charge of J. B. Martin, assisted by Clare Shantz and Leonard Haarer.1a

1aGospel Herald -- January 11, 1955 -- page 45, 46, 4






 
Abraham G. Shantz
 
27238 Abraham K. Shantz, "was born September 20th, 1844. He is married to Mary Ankony and resides at Colorado City, Colorado, where he works with the carpenters.."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Abraham K. Shantz
 
27239 Jacob Kolb contructed this house now demolished some time after 1981. It started out as a small log house, later a room the full length of the house was added and a new roof applied. Logs were covered with frame and the hold house was stuccoed. It was passed down from Jacob to Tobias then to Joseph. In 1932 Abraham Lincoln Shantz bought the property Abraham Lincoln Shantz
 
27240 Abraham Shantz, "was born September 29th, 1860. He is married to Sarah Good. They reside in the town of Berlin where he is engaged in the tinsmith business with C. E. Moyer. His family consists of one child named.."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Abraham M. Shantz
 
27241 Abraham Z. Shantz, "was born May 27th, 1833. On June 7th, 1854, he was married to Christiana Heckert."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Abraham Z. Shantz
 
27242 Absalom S. Shantz, "was born January 12th, 1834, and died August 15th, 1876. He was married to Winneford Duston."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Absalom S. Shantz
 
27243 1. Addison SHANTZ (Jacob W. SHANTZ5, Daniel SHANTZ4, Jacob SHANTZ3, Christian SHANTZ2, Jacob SHANTZ1) was born 24 Sep 1877 in Maryborough Twp., Wellington Co., ON., and died Aft 1966. He married Melinda SHANTZ, daughter of Amos Y. SHANTZ and Nancy MOYER. She was born 4 Jun 1875 in New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Co., ON., and died 1952 in Waterloo Co., ON.. She was buried in First Mennonite Church Cemetery, Kitchener, ON..

Children of Addison SHANTZ and Melinda SHANTZ are:
2 i. Stanley SHANTZ was born 2 Feb 1902 in Berlin, Waterloo Co., ON., and died 1973. He married Frances Olive HURD. She was born 22 Sep 1900, and died 1972.
3 ii. Viola SHANTZ was born 1904. She married Norman G. MCCLEOD. He was born 1895.
4 iii. Daniel SHANTZ was born 1905, and died 26 Oct 1944 in Holland.
5 iv. Clara SHANTZ was born 1907. She married George REINHART. He was born 1903.

 
Addison Shantz
 
27244 Shantz, Addison Cressman, son of Amos M. and Esther (Cressman) Shantz, was born Aug. 22, 1878; passed away at Watrous, Sask., April 15, 1958; aged 79 y. 7 m. 24 d. He moved to Manitoba as a young man and took up farming. In 1912, he was united in marriage to Priscilla Devitt of Kitchener, Ont. As a young man he was baptized into the fellowship of the Methodist Church, later transferring his membership to the United Church. He took an active interest in the welfare of the Mennonite Church in his community. He is survived by his wife, 3 sons, 8 grandchildren, and 5 sisters (Mrs. Urias Snider, Kitchener, Ont.; Mrs. Herb Shantz, Waterloo, Ont.; Magdalina, Barbara, and Elminda Shantz, Kitchener, Ont.). An infant sister (Sylvia) and 4 brothers (Josiah, Jeremiah, Jonathan, and Samuel) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the United Church, Watrous, Sask., April 18, in charge of the local pastor and at the Sharon Mennonite Church in charge of J. B. Stauffer and Paul Schroeder. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 20 - May 20, 1958 - page 482, 483 
Addison Cressman Shantz
 
27245 SHANTZ, Aden M. - Peacefully, on Tuesday, January 3, 2006, at Chateau Gardens Assisted Living. Aden Shantz age 80 years of Elmira. Beloved husband of Edna (Gingrich) Shantz. Dear father of Marlene and David Martin of New Lowell, Ray and Vera Shantz, Merle and Rita Shantz, all of Elmira. Sadly missed by his 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Brother and brother-in-law of Clayton and Olive Shantz of Elmira, Edna and Noah Bowman of Floradale, Ella Shantz of RR2, Wallenstein, Vernon and Alice Shantz, Naomi and Wayne Martin, all of Elmira, Ollie and Elsie Shantz, Orvie and Mary Shantz, all of RR2, Wallenstein. Also lovingly rememembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents, Oliver and Susannah (Martin) Shantz; one son in infancy; three grandchildren and his brother, Abner Shantz. The family received friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and will today (Thursday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The family service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, January 6, at 9:30 a.m., then to West Montrose Mennonite Meeting House for further public service and burial in the adjoining cemetery. A special thanks to staff at Chateau Gardens for their care and support. In his memory, donations to Canadian Diabetes Association Or Mennonite Central Committee would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aThe Record 5 Jan 2006 
Aden M. Shantz
 
27246 Martin, Agnes, daughter of Jessie and Magdalena (Martin) Shantz, was born near Waterloo, Ont., May 28, 1893; died at the K-W Hospital on Sept. 15, 1974; aged 81 y. On Feb. 13, 1918, she was married to David S. Martin, who preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 1973. Surviving are one daughter (Mildred - Mrs. Abner B. Martin), 3 sons (Leonard, Abner, and Earl), 15 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Elmira Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Sept. 18, in charge of Vernon Leis; interment in the Elmira Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 67, Number 40 - October 8, 1974 -- page 774 
Agnes Shantz
 
27247 Reier - Sister Agnes, wife of Bro. Reinzie Reier, after five months of illness, passed to be with the Lord on the evening of Dec. 13, 1934. She was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Sept. 19, 1887, and had reached her 48th year. She was a member of First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont. She is survived by her husband, 1 son (Eldrid of near Kitchener), 3 daughters (Erma, Alice, and Doris, all at home), her mother (Mrs. Barbara Shantz of Waterloo), 3 brothers (Clayton Shantz, Troy, N. Y.; Lorne Shantz, Waterloo, and Clarence Shantz of Detroit, Mich.), and 1 sister (Mrs. John Lichty of Waterloo). She was a consistent Christian, dying in the gracious assurance of the Gospel. She was an interested mother in the welfare of her home. Her interest in the Church was constant. For many years she was caretaker of the Church building. This brought her into contact with the many activities of the church. Thus she was well known. She will be missed in the home and circles beyond, especially for her cheery disposition, in spite of clouds, keeping that steadfast gaze and trust in God. May the Lord sustain, and guide the family in spite of their great loss. The services were in charge of the pastor, Bro. C. F. Derstine. Theme, "The Inescapable Appointment" (Eccl. 8:8). Bro. Manasseh Hallman, a former pastor, assisted in the service. All services and burial at the First Mennonite Church.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXVII, No. 40 - January 3, 1935 - page 851, 852. 
Agnes Isabella Shantz
 
27248 Shantz.-Albert Shantz was born Aug. 24, 1874;died Nov. 25, 1941; aged 67 y. 3 m. 1 d. May 2, 1906, he was married to Christina Frey. To this union was born 1 daughter (Edna). Bro. Shantz had been in good health till a few weeks ago, when he felt an illness creeping upon him, and he passed peacefully away at his home in Elmira. He leaves his sorrowing wife and their daughter Edna, 3 brothers, 1 sister, and a host of friends. He was a member of the Mennonite Church since his youth. The funeral took place at the Elmira, Ont., Mennonite Church. Burial in adjoining cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. O. D. Snider and J. R. Mumaw of Harrisonburg, Va.

"Calm and peaceful he is sleeping,
Sweetest rest that follows pain;
We who loved him sadly miss him,
But trust in God to meet again."1a

1a
GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXXIV, No . 39
- December 25, 1941 - pp 838,839 
Albert Shantz
 
27249 Shantz, Aldred, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Amos Shantz, died at his home in Waterloo Twp., Ont., March 21, 1963; aged 74 y. 5 m.22 d. On Sept. 2, 1914, he was marrled to Nettie Gimbel, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Lloyd and Ward), one sister (Mrs. Edna Martin), and 8 grandchildren. One sister predeceased him. He was a member of the Erb Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held March 24, in charge of J. B. Martin.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LVI, Number 15 - April 16, 1963 - pages 333, 334.  
Aldred Shantz
 
27250 Allan Shantz, "was born December 14th, 1867. He is unmarried and is engaged in farming on his father's old homestead."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Allan Shantz
 
27251 SHANTZ--ALLEN B., son of Mr. and Mrs. Wendel E. Shantz, Kitchener, Ont., died Nov. 14, 1931, in the K. W. Hospital in Kitchener, aged 59 years. He was a member of the Sterling Ave. Mennonite Church of Kitchener, and is survived by his wife, 4 sons, and 3 daughters, namely: Mervin, Russell, Edward, Frank, Erma (Mrs. M. Bingeman), Florence, and Anna; also by five grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Sidney, Mrs. E. G. Lang, Mrs. W. Durham, and Misses Bertie and Susie Shantz. One brother (Dr. U. B. Shantz) predeceased him some six years ago. Funeral services were held Nov. 17 from his late home and at the Sterling Ave. Church, conducted by U. K. Weber, pastor of the congregation, and S. F. Coffman, of Vineland, Ont.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXIV, No. 42 - January 14, 1932 - Pages 911, 912  
Allan B. Shantz
 
27252 Allen R. Shantz, "was born September 2nd, 1865. He is married to Louisa Miller and resides in Buffalo, New York, where he is engaged in manufacturing cigars. They had one child which died in infancy."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Allen R. Shantz
 
27253 Bontrager, Alma G. Shantz, 90, Fairview, Mich. Born: April 23, 1906, Kitchener, Ont., to Annanias and Anna Steckle Shantz. Died: Oct. 14, 1996, West Branch, Mich., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-children: Roger, Marvin, Shirley Cassel; stepson: Lyle Bontrager; brothers and sisters: Ernie, Clifford, Ada, Edna; 17 grandchildren, 32 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Floyd F. Bontrager (husband). Funeral: Oct. 17, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Randy Detweiler. Burial: Fairview Cemetery1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 45 - November 12, 1996 
Alma Grace Shantz
 
27254 KINZIE, Alma "Irene"; Peacefully passed away with family by her side on Friday, December 9, 2011 at age 87. Together again with beloved husband Elton. Dear mother of Ken (Mary), Janet (Mark), Rosemary (Doug) and Jim (Liana). Will be sadly missed her grandchildren: Andrew, Alan, R.J., Cheyenne, Matthew (Jaclyn), Sarah (Jim), Becky (Travis), Brandie (Preet), Matthew (Courtney), David, Christopher, Michael, Rebecca (David), Jennifer, Kathleen, Benjamin, Jackson, and great-granddaughter Katelyn. Forever remembered by siblings Norman (Beatrice), Mary (Stewart 2010), sister-in-law and special friend Orpha. Predeceased by brother Gordon. Friends and family will be received at the BARTHEL FUNERAL HOME, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge (519-653-3251) on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 from 7-9 pm. A Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, December 15, 2011 '96details to follow. Interment at Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Bible Society, Preston Mennonite Church or the Fairview Mennonite Home. Special thanks to the caring staff of Para Med (CCAC), the medical staff at CMH especially Dr. Martin and ICU nurse Kathy (mom's special angel during her final days).1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 10 Dec 2011 
Alma Irene "Irene" Shantz
 
27255 Schmidt, Alma - Peacefully, on Saturday, June 3, 1995, at Pinehaven Nursing Home, in her 89th year, Alma Schmidt, of Waterloo. Beloved mother of Yvonne (Bonnie) Washburn and her husband Jim of Waterloo. Fondly remembered and missed by her grandchildren, Todd Washburn of Kitchener and Tracy Zehr and her husband Don of Waterloo and her great-grandchildren, Zachary, Jordan and Colton Zehr. Predeceased by her husband, Albert (Ab) in 1987; two brothers, Lorne and Walter Shantz and three sisters, Laura Moyer, Clara Cole and Vera Arris. A private family memorial service was held Monday, June 5 (today) at Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home. Internment Woodland cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

The Record, June 5, 1995 
Alma Myrtle Shantz
 
27256 Shantz, Alvin, son of the late Josiah and Sophianna (Rudy) Shantz, was born in Woolwich Township, Ont., Jan. 30, 1886; passed away suddenly at his home in Waterloo, Ont., Dec. 12, 1957; aged 71 y. 10 m. 11 d. In March, 1913, he was united in marriage to Mina Eby. Surviving are his wife, one son (Glen, Waterloo, Ont.), and 2 grandchildren. One sister (Mrs. David Bearinger) preceded him in death in 1945. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in youth and was a faithful member of the Erb Street Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Erb Street Church, Waterloo, Ont., in charge of J. B. Martin. Burial in the Erb Street Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 2 - January 14, 1958-page 46, 47 
Alvin Shantz
 
27257 SHANTZ, Alvin B. - Peacefully, on Friday, December 5, 2003, at his home, Alvin B. Shantz, in his 69th year, of RR 1, St. Jacobs.Husband of Lovina (Weber) Shantz. Father of Anna and Owen Weber of RR 1, St. Jacobs, Amsey and Eileen Shantz, RR 1, St. Jacobs, Minerva and Onias Martin of RR 1, St. Clements, Noah and Erla Shantz of RR1, Holstein, Aaron and Anna Shantz of RR 2, Mount Forest, Mary and Allen Horst of RR 4, Elmira, Orvie and Eva Shantz of RR 1, Holstein, Lucinda and David Bearinger of RR 2, Mount Forest, David and Lydia Shantz of RR1, St. Clements, Edward and Anna Shantz of RR 1, St. Clements. Also survived by 49 grandchildren and four sisters. Predeceased by his parents, Elam and Annie Shantz and one granddaughter. Friends may call at his home, RR 1, St. Jacobs after 2 p.m. today (Saturday) where funeral service will be held Monday morning December 8 at 9 a.m. then to the Conestogo Mennonite Meeting House for further service and burial in the adjoining Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira.1a

1aThe Record 6 Dec 2003 
Alvin B. Shantz
 
27258 Snider, Alvina, daughter of Henry and Lydia (Snider) Shantz, died at the Scott Pavilion Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., May 4, 1961; aged 88 years. In July 1919, she was married to Leander Snider, who died in Oct. 1955. Surviving are 3 sons (Melvin and Earl, Kitchener; and Harry, Preston), 13 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Strasburg Church. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, in charge of J. B. Martin and Lester Bauman.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LIV, Number 24 - June 13, 1961, pages 550, 551, 552 
Alvinia Matilda Shantz
 
27259 SHANTZ, A. Junia

At Fairview Mennonite Home, 799 Concession Rd., Cambridge, on Monday evening, March 14, 1988, A. Junia Shantz, in his 97th year. Beloved husband of the late, Clara (Bechtel) Shantz (1984). The late Mr. Shantz, was predeceased by two brothers, Edwin and Hermice and is survived by a sister-in-law, Mrs. Evelyn Shantz of St. George and a family friend, Helen Shantz of Waterloo. Mr. Shantz, was born in Waterloo township, the son of the late Joseph and Mattie (Snyder) Shantz and was an active life-long member of the Wanner Mennonite Church. He was a pioneer in the formula feed business and operated the Fisher Mill Feed Store, in the Cambridge (Hespeler) area, for many years. He was a past president of the South Waterloo Agricultural Society. The family will receive friends at the Nelson Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge, on Wednesday afternoon and evening, from 2:30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Thursday afternoon, March 17, at 2:30 p.m., in the Wanner Mennonite Church, with Rev. Paul Martin officiating. Interment Wanner cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Mar 1988 pg B13

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Flash from the Past: Busy feed mill was at Fisher Mills

Waterloo Region Record
For much of the 20th century the story of the Hespeler-area hamlet of Fisher Mills ran parallel to the story of its mill and the mill's longtime owner, A.J. Shantz.

Last week's "mystery" photo showing Hespeler Feed & Farm Supplies in the 1960s inspired dozens of calls and emails from readers with ties to the hamlet, named for Jacob Fisher, a Chilligo Creek mill operator in the early 1800s. Fisher Mills was also the birthplace in 1841 of Waterloo distiller Joseph Seagram. His parents owned a hotel there.

The old mill, just east of Beaverdale Road and two kilometres from the heart of Hespeler (now Cambridge), was a place of business until 1990. It's now a home, backing on Maple Grove Road.

In 1932, when he was 40, Ammon Junia (A.J.) Shantz became owner of the feed mill his father Joseph Shantz began there in 1890. Powered by water from a man-made pond, the Shantz mill was built on the foundation of an earlier flour mill that in 1888 was dismantled and moved to Birtle, Man. One of A.J. Shantz's first steps as owner was to add a diesel engine.

Shantz grew up working at the mill but also trained at the Ontario Agricultural College in Guelph in the 1920s. He lived with his parents on a farm that is partly visible on the far left in the photo.

Shantz is remembered as an honest, kind and astute man who kept pace with changing business realities. A Shur-Gain franchisee, producing livestock feeds was his key focus. But his mill also did seed cleaning, grain chopping and saw milling. It made apple cider, fruit juice, molasses and apple butter (the latter venture was directed by his mother, Mattie), plus its own brand of dog food, promoted by a litter of 16 Irish setters, Shantz acquired.

A description in the 1957 volume of the Waterloo Historical Society noted: "Mr. Shantz also deals in fertilizers, fencing, twine and many other lines of farm supplies. An electrical appliance shop stocking deep freezers, TV sets etc. has recently been added to his establishment."

For 22 years Shantz also owned the Speed Mill north of Hespeler. It was both a flour and feed mill.

Lois Anne Snyder of Waterloo recognized the Shantz Mill photo. She grew up in Fisher Mills and her grandfather and father, both named Alf Tuletzki, worked for Shantz, as did her sister Betty, who had a job in the mill office.

"We used to go down there sometimes with my dad in the mornings," Snyder recalled. One of the first things her father would do was go to the basement and start an engine that would get all sorts of belts and pulleys moving throughout the building.

Don Baker of Kitchener phoned to say his father, Art, bought farm supplies at the mill and worked there in the 1960s and 1970s. He is certain the car in the photo is his father's 1962 Mercury.

Bill Bartels of Kitchener has a special reason to recall A.J. Shantz. In 1924, his grandfather Jacob J. Bartels, arrived in Waterloo with his wife and four children, along with other Russian Mennonites who had fled persecution in their homeland. When they stepped from the train, a man shouted "family of six" and A.J. Shantz stepped up to say he could offer them temporary housing.

The Bartels family lived briefly at the Shantz farm. Jacob later acquired a Niagara-area fruit farm that he ran with Bartel's father, Jacob Jr., who raised his own family in Hespeler.

Bartels said he can recall going to Shantz's mill as a boy with his father in the 1940s with apples and tomatoes from the Niagara farm.

"I was pretty impressed with the idea that you could squeeze a tomato and get juice that you would put in a can."

When Shantz retired in 1970, he sold the mill to Howard Cressman, who had grown up in Shantz's home, where his mother was the housekeeper. Cressman incorporated as Chilligo Farm Supply, Ltd. and for a time had Bill Miller as a co-owner.

They made many innovations, but manufacturing was gradually discontinued. The mill became a retail site called The Feed Store.

Ron Hattle of Elora phoned to say his father, Charles, worked for Cressman in the 1970s and in retirement wrote about the mill.

From his journal: "The staff at the time was Howard Cressman, Stewart McDonald, Alf Tuletzki, Art Baker, Karol Warenholtz and Charlie Hattle. Shortly after when things got going with the pellets, they hired Guy Hawshaw. Alf's daughter was the bookkeeper."

Shantz was a very visible figure in Fisher Mills and at the nearby Wanner Mennonite Church. In the late 1930s he and his farmhand, Wilfred Becker, took two Percheron horses to Toronto and won a prize at the Royal Winter Fair.

One curious aspect of Shantz's life is that he and his wife, Clara, wed in 1918, lived apart for years, she in Kitchener and he at Fisher Mills. Their only child had passed away in 1921 while still a tot.

Miriam Cressman of Cambridge knew the couple well as the wife of Howard Cressman, who died in 2004. Clara and A.J. were fond of each other, she said, but as young people were pressured by their strong-willed mothers. Clara's mother insisted her daughter live with her in Kitchener. But A.J. found it hard to run the mill from so far away. As well, his own mother wanted him at Fisher Mills.

In later life the couple did live together again at Fisher Mills. Clara died in 1984, A.J. in 1988.

jfear@therecord.com

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Ammon Junia Shantz
 
27260 Amos Shantz, "the fourth son of old Abraham Shantz, was born August 23rd, 1814. On May 18th, 1835, he was married to Catherine Latschaw who died December 17th 1870. On September 10th, 1872, he was again married to Margaret Jane Beatty who was born July 8th, 1832. He died June 7th, 1884. Of first wife there were twelve children, and of second wife there was one child."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Amos Shantz
 
27261 Amos Shantz, "the youngest son of Jacob and Mary (Yost) Shantz, was born May 31st, 1829. On March 2nd, 1852, he was married to Nancy, daughter of Abraham and Barbara (Shantz) Moyer. She was born September 2nd, 1835. Shortly after their marriage they moved on a farm four miles west of New Dundee, where he was engaged in farming until March, 1883, when they moved to Berlin where they still reside. To them were born the following children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Amos Shantz
 
27262 Amos Shantz, "was born April 22nd, 1865. He is married to Clara Giller. They reside in Berlin where he is engaged as delivery man for Bramm Bros., millers. His family consists of one son named.."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

_________________________

Funeral services were held here Wednesday afternoon for Amos Shantz, 74, of 61 Rohner Ave., who died Saturday afternoon at Kitchener - Waterloo Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mr. Shantz was born in Wilmot township on April 29, 1865, and married Clara E. Giller on March 22, 1887, in Kitchener. He attended Zion Evangelical Church. Besides his wife he is survived by a son, Leslie F. Shantz, at home, a brother, Jacob Shantz of Plattsville, two sisters, a twin, Mrs. Nathaniel Wildfong, of Hespeler and Mrs. Melinda Shantz of Kitchener.

Waterloo Chronicle 27 Oct 1939 pg 3 
Amos Shantz
 
27263 Shantz, Amos, son of Henry and Veronica (Martin) Shantz; born in North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont., Aug. 3, 1885; died Nov. 27, 1958, in the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital; aged 73 y. 3 m. 24 d. Married on April 24, 1912, to Emma Spaeth, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Gordon W ., Harrisonburg, Va.; Norman E., Ayr, Ont.; Mary- Mrs. Stewart Witmer, Galt, Ont.; and Irene- Mrs. Elton Kinzie, Preston, Ont.), 16 grandchildren, and one brother (Levi, Kitchener). Two brothers, 2 sisters, and 2 sons preceded him in death. He was a member of the Roseville Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 30, in charge of Curtis C. Cressman and Arnold Cressman; burial in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LII, Number 5 - February 3, 1959 
Amos Shantz
 
27264 Amos B. Shantz, "was born July 17th, 1853. On March 7th, 1876, he was married to Mary Knepp."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Amos B. Shantz
 
27265 Amos L. Shantz, "was born November 22nd, 1853. He was married to Mary Schuler, May 16th, 1882."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Amos L. Shantz
 
27266 Amos M. Shantz, "was born June 15th, 1847. On August 16th, 1870, he was married to Isabella Nahrgang who was born June 9th, 1850, and died October 14th, 1871. On December 3rd, 1873, he was again married to Esther Cressman who was born January 20, 1848. He resides near Manheim, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

________________

Died/ At Petersburg, Ont., on Monday, Febuary 9th, 1920/ Amos M. Shantz/ aged 72 years, 7 months and 25 days/ The Funeral/ will take place from his late residence on/ Friday, February 13, 1910/ at two o'clock, p. m./ to the Latschar church and cemetery for service/ and interment/ Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.1a

1aFuneral Card of Amos M. Shantz 
Amos M. Shantz
 
27267 Amos S. Shantz, "the fifth son, was born February 2nd, 1859. On December 2nd, 1885, he was married to Jemima, daughter of Benjamin and Magdalena (Shantz) Snyder. She was born February 23, 1864. They reside on the north half of his father's farm adjoining the township of Woolwich. They have three children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

_________________

Shantz. -- Amos, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Moses Shantz, was born in Waterloo Twp., Ont., Feb. 2, 1859; died Oct. 14, 1949, after a brief illness; aged 90 y. 8 m. 12 d. His wife (the former Jemima Snyder) predeceased him in 1934. One daughter (Lena) died at the age of thirteen. Surviving are 2 children (Aldred, Waterloo, Ont.; and Edna - Mrs. Oscar Martin, also of Waterloo), one brother (Allan, Oshawa, Ont.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Frank Shuh, Waterloo, Ont.; Mrs. Benjamin Horst, Breslau, Ont.; Mrs. Christian Brubacher, Preston, Ont.), 4 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. He was converted as a young man and served the Lord faithfully, being a loyal member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted by Clare Shantz and J. B. Martin at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont. Text: II Tim. 4:6.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XLII, Number 45 - November 8, 1949 - pages 1109, 1110  
Amos S. Shantz
 
27268 Shantz - Ananias C., son of Jacob W. and Magdalene (Cressman) Shantz, was born Oct. 21, 1873, in Ontario, Can.; passed to his reward Nov. 2, 1943, 4 days after he had a stroke; aged 70 y. 11 d. He was united in marriage to Anna Steckle, Feb. 16, 1897, who preceded him in death, July 22, 1940. To this union were born 4 sons and 4 daughters (Ivan, Stoughton. Wis.; Ada, wife of Oliver Handrich; Melvin; Ernest; Clifford; and Alma, wife of Floyd Bontrager, all of Fairview; Emma, wife of Edgar Yoder and Edna, both of Midland. He moved with his family to a farm near Fairview, Mich., in the spring of 1908 where he lived until death. He leaves to mourn his departure besides his children, 29 grandchildren, 2 greatgrandchildren, 2 brothers (Emanuel, Breslau, Ont.; Addison, of northern Canada), 4 sisters (Mrs. Emma Schroeder, New York state; Mrs. Hatte Llyness, N. Dak.; Mrs. Ed Nolan, Wis.; and Mrs. Grant Palms, Minn.), also Naomi Markley who has been in the home for a number of years besides many other relatives and friends. As a young father he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church in which faith he died.2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXVI, No . 37 - December 9, 1943, pages 767 and 768  
Ananias C. Shantz
 
27269 Angeline Shantz, "was born October 6th, 1867. She is married to Samuel Snyder. They reside in Wilmot Township where he is engaged in farming, and have a family of one child named.."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Angeline Shantz
 
27270 Angeline Shantz, was born April 10th, 1846. On May 3rd, 1864, she was married to Rev. Solomon Gehman."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Angeline Shantz
 
27271 Habermehl. - Anna Shantz Habermehl was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., July 25, 1871; died July 29, 1917; aged 46 y. 4 d. She accepted Christ as her Savior early in life, joined the Mennonite Church and was an example of industry, sincerity, and humility that many would do well to follow. During the last few months of her life she suffered much from a complication of diseases, and here also as well as in health, she proved what a wonderful measure of grace the Savior can give, by bearing it all in perfect patience and resignation to the will of God. For a little over fourteen years she had lived in matrimony with Albert Habermehl, which union was blessed with 1 son and 5 daughters, who, with the sorrowing husband, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, an aged father, and the entire congregation with whom she worshiped for fourteen years, mourn the departure of one we all loved.

Yes, she has left this vale of tears,
To be with Christ who for her died,
With Him to spend the eternal years,
And praise Him with the glorified.


Funeral services July 31 at the house and St. Jacobs Mennonite Church by E. S. Bauman in German, followed by Bishop Jonas Snider in English. Interment at Conestoga Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume X, Number 20 - August 16, 1917, page 383 
Anna Shantz
 
27272 Anna Shantz, "the eldest, was born October 19th, 1801, and died in Waterloo County, October 19th, 1822. She was married to Joseph Baumann."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Anna Shantz
 
27273 Anna Shantz, "was born March 10th, 1851. On October 24th, 1875, she was married to Ephraim Snyder who died May 18th, 1880. After Mr. Snyder's death she was again married to Samuel B. Snyder."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Anna Shantz
 
27274 Bearinger, Annie, daughter of Franklin and Leah (Groff) Shantz, was born in Waterloo, Ont., Oct. 13, 1884; died at St. Jacobs, Ont., Nov. 23, 1973; aged 89 y. 1 m. 10 d. On Nov. 13, 1907, she was married to Ephraim Bearinger, who preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 1958. Surviving are 7 daughters (Irene-Mrs. Ernest Mount, Beulah Weber, Mabel Martin, Olive-Mrs. Wesley Brubacher, Reta, Aleda-Mrs. Fred Stanbury, and Violet-Mrs. Gerald Pitts), 3 sons (Melvin, Howard, and Willard), 25 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one brother (Moses Shantz), and one sister (Edna-Mrs. John Scheerer). She was a member of the Erb Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 26, in charge of Galen Johns; interment in the Erb Street Cemetery.1a

1a\bGospel Herald - Volume 66, Number 49 - December 18, 1973, page 954 
Anna Shantz
 
27275 Nancy Shantz, "was born May 5th, 1835. On December 12th, 1854, she was married to Abraham Rudy, a farmer. She died August 12th, 1857, leaving two daughters"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Anna Shantz
 
27276 SCHMITT.-On Feb. 13, 1907, Sister Anna Schmitt (Nee Shantz), beloved wife of Ephraim Schmitt, peacefully passed away near Baden, Ont., aged 27 y. 2 m. 15 d. She was ill the last three months and at times hopes of recovery were entertained, but on Feb. 13, she died of septicaemia. She leaves a sorrowing husband and one child. They lived in matrimony three years. She lived an exemplary Christian life and was loved by all who knew her, and we have reason to believe that our loss is her gain. Funeral services were held at the Shantz meeting house on Feb. 16, where she was laid to rest. Services conducted in German from II Cor. 5:1, by O. M. Cressman and in English from Phil. 1:21, by J. B. Smith.1a

1aGospel Witness - Volume 2, Number 48 - February 27, 1907, page 768 
Anna Shantz
 
27277 MILLS, Anna Marie

Of Cambridge Country Manor, on Thursday, January 23, 1997, at her residence in her 82nd year, Marie Shantz, beloved wife of the late Kenneth Mills (Oct/96), dear mother of Kenneth of Kitchener, Paul and his wife Leslie of New York, N.Y. and Ruth Kanmacher and her husband Mark of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by 3 grandchildren, David Mills and Andrew and Michael Kanmacher. Predeceased by her parents, Cyrus and Margaret Shantz. Mrs. Mills was born in Preston and was a lifelong resident of the area. She was a graduate from Hamilton General Hospital Nursing Program and was a member of St. Paul's United Church. The family will receive friends at THE BARTHEL FUNERAL HOME, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, on Monday, January 27, 1997, from 1:30 p.m., till service time, at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Nora Fueton officiating. Interment in Preston Cemetery.

Cambridge Reporter 1997 
Anna Marie "Marie" Shantz
 
27278 Lived with Jacob Honsberger and wife Salina. Areli E. Shantz
 
27279 SHANTZ, Arley - Passed away on Monday January 19, 2009, at Grand River Hospital, Freeport Health Centre, Kitchener. Arley resided in New Hamburg and was formerly of RR 2, Petersburg. He was born 80 years ago in Wilmot Township and was the son of the late Manassah and Louida (Cressman) Shantz. Beloved husband of Mabel (Zehr) Shantz whom he married January 27, 1961. Loving father of Robert and wife Pat Roi of RR 1 Millgrove, Donald and wife Anne Roi of Shallow Lake, Mary Lou Shantz of Wellesley, Susan Shantz of Courtney, B.C. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Teresa Roi and friend Rick Woodcox, Bradley Roi, Jonathan Roi, Melissa Baer, Laura Baer, Daniel Baer and Katie Baer and predeceased by granddaughter, Sherri Roi. Also remembered by sisters, Etta Shantz of Cambridge, Ida and husband Lloyd Schwartzentruber of Kitchener; brother, Robert and wife Lena Shantz of New Hamburg; sisters-in-law, Helen Shantz, Ruby Bender, Ada Zehr, all of New Hamburg, Irene Shantz, Marie Shantz, Helen Shantz, all of Kitchener, Kay Sommers of Stratford and Marilyn Zehr of Woodstock. Arley was predeceased by brothers, Howard and wife Hilda Shantz, Wilfred and Selda Shantz, Nyal Shantz, Armand Shantz, Mahlon Shantz, Ion Shantz and sister, Esther and husband Aaron Enns. Arley was a member of Wilmot Mennonite Church, Baden. He enjoyed playing horseshoes, umpiring many softball games in the area and volunteering with Community Care Concepts. He was a director with Mennonite Aid Union for many years. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home , 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg tonight (Wednesday) from 7-9 p.m. and again on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The interment will take place on Friday January 23, 2009 at 1 p.m. at Wilmot Mennonite Cemetery, Baden. The service to celebrate Arley's life will take place following the interment at Wilmot Mennonite Church, Baden at 2 p.m. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre or Wilmot Mennonite Church. On line condolences and memorial tributes at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 21 Jan 2009 
Arley Shantz
 
27280 SHANTZ, Arnold

Of 3947 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough, Ont., at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Desmond Singleton, 1227 Fairview Rd., Cambridge, on Saturday, Sept. 5, 1981. Beloved husband of the late Ethel Fowler; dear father of Rev. Gerald Shantz of St. Catharines and Arnold of Kitchener, in his 67th year. Also survived by two brothers, Robin of Cambridge and Douglas of Ottawa, and two sisters, Lois (Mrs. Russell Schrumm) and Marjorie (Mrs. Desmond Singelton), both of Cambridge, and three grandchildren. Mr. Shantz was born in Toronto and was a resident of Cambridge for a number of years, moving back to Toronto one year ago. Retired from Hostess, Cambridge. A veteran of the Second World War. Funeral services were held today, Tuesday at 2 p.m., in St. John's Anglican Church, Elora. Interment in Parklawn cemetery. Arrangements by the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 Sep 1981 pg 27 
Arnold Bowers Shantz
 
27281 SHANTZ - Arnold Wilfred (June 6, 1915 - May 31, 2004). Arnold's passing occurred at Watrous following a brief stay of 2 weeks in palliative care. Although anticipation of his eternal home was utmost on his mind those final days, he never lost his enthusiasm of being the caring, compassionate, motivating individual that we had all learned to love. Arnold is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Reta; his children, Ross (Betty) and Neil (Corinne); and his very special grandchildren, Troy (Heather), Cory, Ryan, Reagan and Renee; and by his brother , Lyle (Jean). Arnold was predeceased by his parents, Addison and Priscilla; his brother, Stanley; sister-in-law, Fern; great-nephew, Trevor. A Service of Celebration will be held at the Philadelphia Mennonite Brethren Church, 9 miles NE of Watrous on Friday, June 4 at 2:00 p.m. Arnold Wilfred Shantz
 
27282 SHANTZ, Arthur Graham - Peacefully at his home in Welland, on Sunday January 15, 2006. Mr. Arthur G. Shantz B.S.A., formerly of Fonthill, in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Jean Winton and loving father of Beth Harper and her husband Rick of Texas and Alan Shantz and his wife Dianne Chappel of Cambridge. Also loved by his grandchildren Gregory Harper, Lisa and her husband Chris Serna and Michael Harper. Dear brother of Murray Shantz and his wife Mary of Unionville. Survived by several nieces, nephews and their families. Mr. Shantz was a graduate of the Ontario Agricultural College in Guelph, class of 1936, was President of the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and owned and operated fruit farms in Fonthill and St. Catharines. He was a 32nd Degree Mason with Moore Sovereign Consistory in Hamilton and a member of Phoenix Lodge No. 535 in Fonthill, Elgin Lodge of Perfection in Niagara Falls and Niagara Valley of Rose Croix in Niagara Falls. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday January 21, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Fonthill United Church, 42 Church Hill, Fonthill with Reverend Paul Owen officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Fonthill United Church Building Fund or to Wesley Robins Retirement Village, 242 First Avenue North, Welland L3C 7J2. Online condolences through www.pedlarfuneralhome.ca Arthur Graham Shantz
 
27283 Barara Shantz, "was born August 25th, 1838. She was married, March 20th, 1860, to Isaac Moyer, a farmer. They resided at Kossuth, Ontario, where she died March 4th, 1885, leaving a family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Shantz
 
27284 Barbara Shantz, "the third child of Christian Shantz, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, June 25th, 1805. On December 8th, 1840, she was married to John Bösinger who was born October 7th, 1800. They resided in Oxford County, Ontario, where he died December 22nd, 1882. They had no children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Shantz
 
27285 Barbara Shantz, "was born April 12th, 1842. On September 18th, 1860, she was married to David Devitt and died February 23rd, 1879, leaving a family of seven children, namely:.....All are dead save Barbara who was born February 15th, 1873."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Shantz
 
27286 Barbara Shantz, "was born August 11th, 1825, and was married to Moses Springer, sheriff for the county of Waterloo. She died October 13th, 1884, leaving a large family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Shantz
 
27287 Barbara Shantz, "was born March 10th, 1841, and died unmarried, December 6th, 1876."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Shantz
 
27288 Barbara Shantz, "was born May 6th, 1812, and died April 22nd, 1887. On November 28th, 1830, she was married to Abraham Moyer."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Shantz
 
27289 Barbara Shantz, "was born November 26th, 1859. She is married to John Kercher. They reside on the old 'Henry Wismer Place' near Centreville, where he is engaged in farming. They have two children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Shantz
 
27290 Barbara E. Shantz, " the second daughter, was born March 28th, 1859. On April 23rd, 1878, she was married to Andrew J. Powell."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Barbara E. Shantz
 
27291 SHANTZ - On the 17th of March inWilmot Tp., Waterloo Co., Ont., Barbara, d/o Levi and ___ Shantz, aged12yrs, 1 mo and 19 days. Buried on the 19th in Shantz's grave-yard.
 
Barbara R. Shantz
 
27292 Barbara W. Shantz, "was born June 16th, 1865. On April 19th, 1885, she was married to Christian Allemang. He has rented Mr. Shantz's farm. To Mr. Allemang is born a family of four children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Barbara W. Shantz
 
27293 Shantz: Ben Shantz, a Silver City attorney, passed away on Jan. 2. Mr. Shantz was born in Colorado Springs, Colo., on July l9, l904, the son of Homer L. Shantz and Lucia S. Shantz. He is survived by his widow, the former Mary Jarrold of Tucson, Ariz.; two sons, Norman and Robert Shantz; and a brother, Homer L. Shantz Jr., of Coronado, Calif. Mr. Shantz was educated at Swarthmore College, the University of Illinois and University of Arizona, where he received his law degree in l933. He practiced in Tucson and El Paso, Texas, prior to coming to Silver City in l942. He was also admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and before the Supreme Court of the United States of America. He retired from active practice in l979. Mr, Shantz was a director of the New Mexico Mining Association for many years, and of the American Natinal Bank. He was president of the Silver City Rotary Club in l946, and was chairman of the Southwestern Section of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers in l956. Graveside services will be conducted at the Silver City Cemetery with only the immediate family present.1

1New Mexico Genealogy, History and Vital Records http://www.rootsweb.com/~nma/
 
Ben Shantz
 
27294 Benjamin Shantz, "was born September 21st, 1811. He was married to Lydia Kolb who was born May 13th, 1814. After his marriage he moved on his father's farm at Freeport, Ontario. In 1853 they moved to Saugeen, Bruce County, Ontario, where she died November 9th, 1862. After the decease of his first wife he was married to Margaret Swinton who was born July 5th, 1840. In 1864 or 1865 Mr. Shantz moved to Montgomery County, Missouri, thence to Dallas County, same state, where he died November 9th, 1868, leaving a family of the following children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Benjamin Shantz
 
27295 Benjamin B. Shantz, "was born September 30th, 1838. He is married to Jane Colins and resides at Correctionville, Iowa, where he is engaged in farming.1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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B. SHONTZ DIES FROM STROKE OF APOPLEXY

B. Shontz, father of Mrs. Frank Crowther, Mrs. Frank Crighton and Mrs. F. E. Price, all of this city, suffered a stroke of apoplexy Wednesday night at the home of Mr. Crowther, where he makes his home. It was not discovered until yesterday morning, when an investigation was made to ascertain why he did not rise at his usual hour. He was found in his bed unconscious, and yesterday morning the physician could not tell if there was a chance for recovery. Since the above was written, Mr. Shontz passed away without regaining consciousness. His death came so sudden that it greatly shocked all who knew him. On Wednesday he had gone to a physician, who had warned him that he was threatened by apoplexy and he was preparing to take precautions against it. He had lived here about five years and owned one of the best fruit ranches in the valley. His body will be held until Sunday so that relatives may arrive.1a

1aPayette Independent, Payette, Idaho 2 Oct 1908 
Benjamin B. Shantz
 
27296 Shantz, Benjamin B., son of Jacob E. and Lydia (Bowman) Shantz, was born at Preston, Ont., June 23, 1880; died at the Bethesda Home, Vineland, Ont., Dec. 17, 1964; aged 84 y. 5 m. 24 d. On March 7, 1906, he was married to Myra Snyder, who survives. In 1909* he was ordained as pastor and in 1939 as bishop of the Hagey Church. He served as bishop in Waterloo County until his retirement. Surviving are 4 sons (Clayton, Gordon, Ralph, and Roy), 4 daughters (Violet - Mrs. Cranson Good, Grace - Mrs. Wesley Metzger, Edna - Mrs. Rae Hilborn, and Marjory, of Puerto Rico), and 14 grandchildren. One sister and one brother predeceased him. He was a member of the Preston Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 19, in charge of Rufus Jutzi, assisted by J. B. Martin and Howard Good.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LVIII, Number 9 - March 9, 1965 - pages 214,215 
Pastor Benjamin B. Shantz
 
27297 Benjamin D. Shantz, "was born August 20th, 1833. He was married to Elizabeth Nahrgang who was born December 12th, 1836, and died June 4th, 1894. They resided in Wadsworth, Michigan, where he died January 15th, 1889, leaving a family of twelve children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Benjamin D. Shantz
 
27298 Shantz.--Benjamin F., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Shantz, was born at Port Elgin, Ont., Aug. 22, 1864; died at St. Mary,s Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., April 15, 1945; aged 80 y. 7 m. 23 d. Surviving are his wife (nee Mary Jane Moyer), 2 sons (Reuben and Roy, both of Kitchener), 2 daughters (Ruth--Mrs. Vernon Nahrgang, Port Elgin; and Rose, Kitchener), 2 brothers (A. L. and E. J., both of Kitchener), one sister (Mrs. Lorena Henderson, Portland, Oreg.), and 3 grandchildren. One sister (Mrs. Elizabeth Shantz) predeceased him. He was baptized in the Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church many years ago and lately renewed this covenant. Funeral services were held at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, in charge of C. F. Derstine. Theme: "The Long Home. Burial was made in the First Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXVIII, No . 5 - May 4, 1945 - page 86, 87 
Benjamin Franklin Shantz
 
27299 Benjamin K. Shantz, "was born December 5th, 1846. He is married to Mary Eby and resides at Port Elgin, Ontario, where he is engaged as a carpenter and builder."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Benjamin K. Shantz
 
27300 BRUBACHER, Bernice, daughter of Cleason and Mariah (Shantz) SHANTZ, was born in Waterloo, Ont., Jan. 21, 1896; died at London, Ont., May 14, 1986; aged 90 y. On Sept. 4, 1926, she was married to Stanley Brubacher, who died on Jan 11, 1986. Surviving are two sons (John and Glen), 2 daughters (Margaret Ashley and Elaine), 10 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, one sister (Florence Shantz) and one brother (Earl). She was a member of the Erb Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 16,in charge of Doug Snyder; interment in Roseville Cemetery.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume 79, Number 23 - June 10, 1986, Page 410 
Bernice Shantz
 
27301 Wendy Shantz is still feeling more than a little overwhelmed. Shantz said goodbye to Brad Shantz, her husband and friend of nearly 16 years on Feb. 1, after a sudden heart attack claimed his life on Jan. 25. He was only 46 years old. Brad was a trucker, and had been one for most of his life - ever since he first started working as a teen at Thur Transport, where he would clean out the office, and then the trailers, before starting to drive. His usual route would take him away from home Sundays through Thursdays. "He liked to work by himself," said Shantz. Once a year, Brad would do the "Canada geese run" - a trip where he would relocate Canada geese, in an effort to reduce the local population. "They always asked for him," said Shantz, saying that her husband was known for his attention to detail, and for his care of the geese. "Brad was always pretty caring. He went the extra mile to keep them comfortable." That caring nature was evident in all aspects of Brad's life. He like to joke, said Shantz, but was never a prankster, preferring to laugh with friends rather than at them. "He was a laid back guy, and didn't get too excited about stuff in general," said Shantz.... Shantz said that everything was a blur after receiving the news [of his death], but credits the help and support of friends and family, along with the entire community, as helping her family get through the first few really tough days. While Shantz, as a trucker's wife, was used to doing things on her own, she always felt Brad's support in her day-to-day life. Shantz, who spent many years at home as a caregiver to her children, as well as a babysitter for other families, said that Brad was always encouraging. "He was always supportive of that, and never though I had an easy job here," said Shantz. He was a kid at heart," said Shantz. "He enjoyed fishing with their children and swimming with them. He was rough and tumble, and would wrestle around, and play hide and seek in the dark." Brad also made sure each child had a chance to go on trips with him in the truck, even if it was just for a short distance. For the family, their final ride together came at the funeral, when Brad's truck was outfitted to hold his casket. Shantz and their children rode up front. The funeral, held at Woodside Bible Fellowship on Feb. 1, was attended by approximately 500 people, and Shantz has since been overwhelmed by the offers of help and support she has received from the community. "I would like to just say thank you for the overwhelming support, and for a generous community," said Shantz. "We're just blessed to be here." Brad Shantz is survived by his wife, Wendy (Fox) Shantz, children Riley, Ryan, and Kayla, and his parents Wilf and Chris Shantz of West Montrose, and sister Julie Shantz of Kitchener.1a

1aExcerpts from Elmira Independent, "Brad Shantz was 'always there' for his family," February 15, 2012 by Gail Martin, Independent Editor

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Shantz, Bradley James "Brad" - Passed away suddenly as the result of a heart attack on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at the age of 46 years. Devoted husband of Wendy (Fox) Shantz of Elmira. Brad was adored by his children Riley, Ryan and Kayla. Much loved son of Wilf and Chris Shantz of West Montrose and caring brother of Julie Shantz of Kitchener. Dear son-in-law of Doug and Judy Fox of Carthage and brother-in-law of Douglas and Sarah Fox of Plattsville. Fun-loving uncle of Ashley Fox. Brad was a long-time employee, with a perfect driving record, of Thur Transport for almost 30 years. The family will receive their friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Monday evening, January 30, 2012 from 7-9 and on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Woodside Bible Fellowship, 200 Barnswallow Drive, Elmira on Wednesday February 1, 2012 at 1 p.m. with The Reverend Linda J. Bell officiating, followed by interment in the Elmira Union Cemetery. In Brad's memory, donations to Gale Presbyterian Church Building fund or a trust fund for Wendy and her children would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.2a

2aWaterloo Region Record, January, 2012

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When Brad Shantz climbed into the cab of his truck, it must have seemed as if the whole world melted away, leaving him with nothing but the open road ahead. And he took such care with his cargo, particularly when he started driving livestock. Getting every animal to its destination without injury or too much stress became Brad's goal. "Certain farmers would ask for him," said his wife Wendy Shantz. Brad took great pride in his work and he was always happy as a driver, never wanting to get into the management aspect of the trucking industry, even though his father had been part-owner of Thur Transport, the company Brad worked for since his teens. Wendy said her husband hated the idea of spending day after day in an office. He yearned for the open road and on shorter hauls, would take one of their three children with him. It's these special moments the kids will miss. Riley, Kayla and Ryan all experienced the fun of sitting high in the cab beside their dad, looking out at the world rushing past. "I liked to go with him for livestock," said Ryan. "I got to see all the cows. It was kinda fun and kinda annoying." "I liked looking at the pigs," said Kayla. "He'd show me where he was going (on maps): Memphis, Tennessee and West Virginia." It was on a long haul truck run that Brad unexpectedly died. Wendy said the family had gone to Niagara Falls for a family weekend vacation. On the Sunday, her husband climbed into his truck for the final time, bound for Iowa. Immediately after delivering his load to a factory, Brad began experiencing chest pains and asked to go to the hospital. An ambulance was called, he was rushed to hospital and despite the efforts of emergency room doctors, Brad died. Wendy said her husband was fit, never had any indication of heart problems and had in fact just passed his physical examination. He was also a laid-back kind of guy, not one to get stressed. What followed, however, was a coming together of nearly the whole town of Elmira where the couple lives. Prepared meals came pouring in and a trust fund was set up for the children. Wendy is still in awe of this unexpected response. Brad and Wendy had known each other for several years and they just seemed to gravitate to each other. She laughs when she describes how they seemed to do everything backwards: had three children, bought a house then got married Aug. 15, 2008. In her eulogy, Wendy recalled their wedding, saying to her husband "You looked so happy and in love, not just with me but with our family." For Brad, life was about family, about getting down on the floor playing with kids and he was even eager to pick up their pet guinea pigs for a little cuddle. Just a glance at Brad's high school photo says it all. The big grin never faded, said Wendy. In fact that grin seemed to consume his entire face. Brad was born the eldest of two kids and started working at Thur as a teenager, cleaning trucks and shuttling the vehicles around the yard. By age 18 he was old enough to drive, starting with a straight truck; the smaller, single axle vehicles. Throughout his 30-year career, Brad found solace on the road. "He liked to be by himself," said Wendy. She remember Brad as someone who noticed the little things in life, even something small such as someone changing their hairstyle. He could be stubborn but he was also quiet, kind and gentle and loved to shoot off silly little jokes.. Longtime friend and fellow trucker Harold Shoemaker recalls that "he was a very likeable guy, everyone's friend." He also recalled Brad's perfectionism related to his job and his truck. "He was very, very picky," said Harold. "Everything had to be just so...always his number one priority." Brad also loved to customize his semi, adding special enhancements, "his own personal little touches." When Brad came rumbling down the road in a big rig, everyone knew it was him. He also talked about Brad's more unusual regular cargos: Canada geese. Hundreds of wild geese were rounded up in Toronto parks every year because of overpopulation, loaded onto Brad's truck and driven to a bird sanctuary where they were released. "He took such an interest (in the geese)," said Harold, "such pride and such care." Brad Shantz of Elmira. Born: March 15, 1965. Died: Jan. 25, 2012 of a heart attack. vhill@therecord.com3a

3aWaterloo Region Record, "A kind-hearted, gentle guy" by Valerie Hill, March 5, 2012 
Bradley James Shantz
 
27302 Callie S. Shantz, "was born September 5th, 1850. On April 22nd, 1875, she was married to Alexander Tully."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Callie S. Shantz
 
27303 SHANTZ, Cameron Gillis - Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on Sunday, August 28, 2005, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Kitchener. Cam resided in New Hamburg and was formerly of Plattsville. He was born 83 years ago on June 14, 1922 in Plattsville, a son of the late Abiah Bingeman Shantz and the former Myra Della Cressman. Cam was a member of Plattsville United Church and was active in the Plattsville Community. He had been the village Postmaster for 27 years and prior to that was employed as a Tinsmith with Harmer Bros. Cam had served with the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 532, New Hamburg. He had been the Past President of both the Canadian and Ontario Percheron Associations. He was a master breeder, showman and judge of Percheron horses. Cam was a talented artist enjoying both drawing and copper tooling. Survived by his wife Marjorie (Brown) Shantz who he married August 18, 1943. Loving father of Judith and Bob Kobe of Bracebridge and Jane and Ross Eichler of New Hamburg. Lovingly remembered by grandchildren Jill and Peter McNair, Todd and Erin Kobe, Tracy and Jeff McClenaghan and Amy and Gary Becker. Sadly missed by six great-grandchildren Cameron and Lauren McNair, Austin McClenaghan and Hunter, Rochelle and Hawkins Becker. Also remembered by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Wilma Shantz of London, Purvis Rowe of Ottawa, Jean Brown, Doug and Stella Brown, all of Plattsville, Jack Brown, Helen Brown, both of Norwich and Ken Koebel of Consecon, as well as a number of nieces and nephews. Cam was predeceased by brothers Harry and Nile, by sister Jewel, by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Dorothy Shantz, Althea Shantz, Pearson Eby, Stewart Ivel, Bill Brown and Phyllis Koebel. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg tonight (Tuesday) from 7:30-9 p.m. and again Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Scott Woolhead officiating. Reception to follow. Private family interment in Union Cemetery, New Dundee. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Freeport Palliative Complex Care. A Legion Memorial Service will be held at the funeral home tonight (Tuesday) at 7 p.m.1a

1aThe Record 30 Aug 2005 
Cameron Gillis Shantz
 
27304 Catharine Shantz, "the eldest daughter of Abraham Shantz, was born April 8th, 1807, and died in infancy."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Shantz
 
27305 Catharine Shantz, "was born June 8th, 1863. On January 20th, 1882, she was married to Franklin Shuh. Their family consists of three children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Shantz
 
27306 Catharine Shantz, "was born May 17th 1836. She is married to Rev. Solomon Eby. They reside at Bethel, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Shantz
 
27307 Catharine Shantz, "was born November 6th, 1844. On December 25th, 1873, she was married to Andrew Axt. They reside near Philipsburg P. O., Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of six children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Shantz
 
27308 Catharine Shantz, "was born October 1st, 1842. On October 21st, 1862, she was married to Jacob S. Hallman."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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HALLMAN. - Catharine (Shantz) Hallman died Dec. 1, 1905, aged 63y., 2m. She was the wife of Jacob Hallman, who still survives. Beside her husband she leaves three children and eight grandchildren. A week or two before death came she wished to have the family gathered back to the old home and remarked that she thought it was the last time they would be together here. She was a member of the Mennonite church for many years and a faithful Christian to the end. For years she was a patient sufferer and we now praise God for the good evidence and the bright hope that she is now free forever from all suffering. The children and one grandchild are in the service of Christ. Pray for the husband that he may heed the loud call to keep the commandments of the Lord. A large congregation assembled at the funeral services which were held Dec. 5 at the Latschar church, near Mannheim, Waterloo Co., Ont., where Noah Stauffer and A. D. Wenger spoke from II Cor. 4:17-5:1.2a

2aGospel Witness - Volume 1, Number 38 - December 20, 1905 - page 335. 
Catharine Shantz
 
27309 Catharine Shantz, "was born September 28, 1847. She is married to Jacob Schmitt, a farmer. They reside north of Baden and have a family of one child."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Schmidtt. - Catherine Shantz, beloved wife of Jacob B. Schmitt, was born Sep. 28, 1847. She was married Oct. 30, 1886. This union was blessed with 3 children (2 predeceased). She died, after a short illness, at her home near Baden, Ont., Oct. 16, 1924; aged 77 y. 18 d. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband, 1 daughter, 3 step-daughters, 3 step-sons, 6 grandchildren, 29 step-grandchildren, 7 step-great-grandchildren, 1 sister, and 2 brothers. Funeral services were conducted Oct. 19 by Orphen Wismer (Jno. 14), Mannassah Hallman, and Jonas Snider. Text, Heb. 11:16. Interment in the Shantz Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XVII, No. 36 - December 11, 1924 - pages 735, 736 
Catharine Shantz
 
27310 Catharine Shantz, "was born September 5th, 1792. In September, 1814, she was married to John C. Schneider and died February 27th, 1854."

The Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Shantz
 
27311 Catharine A. Shantz, "was born September 8th, 1864. On February 18th, 1883, she was married to John Langbein."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Catharine A. Shantz
 
27312 Catharine Shantz, "was born August 17th, 1845. On October 11th, 1864, she was married to Isaac S. Weber. They reside about a mile south-east of Berlin. "1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Schmitt. - Sister Catharine B. Schantz was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Aug. 17, 1845; died near German Mills, Ont., Feb. 23, 1917; aged 71 y. 6 m. 6 d. She was married to Bro. Isaac S. Weber Oct. 11, 1864. Bro. Weber met with an accident by being thrown from his buggy on the frozen ground and died Jan. 12, 1897. On Oct. 9, 1898, she was married to Bro. John B. Schmitt, who was also accidentally killed by an electric car on Mar. 23, 1911. Although Sister Schmitt had trials and pains more than average, her faith was strong and she was looked up to as a very exemplary Christian. Funeral on Feb. 25 at the Mennonite Church at Kitchener by the brethren, Isaiah Wismer, Jonas Snider, and Norman Stauffer. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Buried in the adjoining cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume IX, Number 50 - March 15, 1917 - page 918, 919  
Catharine B. Shantz
 
27313 Catharine Z. Shantz, "was born February 15th, 1832. She is married to S. P. P. Young, June 23rd, 1850."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Z. Shantz
 
27314 Catherine B. Shantz, "was born January 7th, 1856. On December 23rd, 1879, she was married to Samuel W. Hall."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Catherine B. Shantz
 
27315 WELLEIN, Catherine Eileen Passed away peacefully, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on May 21, 2011, at the age of 89. Catherine was predeceased by her husband Charles (1983). Loving sister of Elaine Wellein and Joan Fackoury. Will be fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Mary Wellein; nieces and nephews, Verenna (Terry) Finlay, Debbi Schreiter, Frances (Bill) Wellein, Nancy Wellein, Mary Anne Wellein, Stephen Fackoury, Mark (Anita) Fackoury, Andrea Hilker, Donna (Jim) Meagher, Pat (Ron) Hayward, Connie (John) Kraft, Susan (Nelson) Pleau, and Edward (Lorrie) Wellein and many great-nieces and great-nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Clayton and Hannah Shantz; brothers, Maurice (Bud), Harold (Curly) and Donald (in infancy); brothers-in-law, Frank Wellein, Anthony Fackoury, Edward (Bud) Wellein, Sidney Wellein; sisters-in-law Ronnie Shantz and Joyce Csanady and nephew, Ron Hilker. Catherine was a life long member of Emmanuel United Church, an active Lifetime Member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Ladies Auxiliary, Waterloo Branch #530 for 54 years. Catherine had held various positions of office during these years. She was a long-time employee of the Globe Furniture Company, a volunteer with the K-W Poppy Fund and spent many hours playing cards with friends and enjoyed seniors activities and traveling with SABLE. Relatives and friends are invited to share memories of Catherine with her family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Tuesday (today), May 24th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A combined Legion and Ladies Auxiliary Memorial Tribute will be held on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 1 p.m. Rev. Dr. Bruce Sweet to officiate. A reception will follow in the Fireside Reception Room of the funeral home. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Emmanuel United Church or charity of choice would be appreciated and may be arranged through the funeral home at 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com

Waterloo Region Record 21 May 2011 
Catherine Eileen Shantz
 
27316 Catherine L. Shantz, "was born November 4th, 1838. On January 1st, 1853, she was married to Daniel Bleakley."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Catherine L. Shantz
 
27317 Christian Shantz, "son of old Jacob Shantz and his second wife, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, near Pottstown, July 11th, 1769. In 1791 he was married to Hannah Paul who was born in the same county September 10th, 1772, and died in Waterloo County, Ontario, July 10, 1845. In 1810 they with their family and others moved to Canada and settled at Freeport, Ontario, on the farm known as the 'Rev. Abraham C. Weber Farm'. He died April 7th, 1857. His family consisted of ten children, eight of whom were born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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A-1-133 Christian Shantz Probate of the Will of Christian Shantz the elder, late of the Township of Woolwich, Yeoman, deceased, on the petition of Jacob Shantz of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, and David P[?] Shantz of the Township of Blenheim in the County of Oxford, Yeoman, the Executors named in said will….

…I, Christian Shantz Senr., of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman…That all my just debts shall be paid. Second, I give and bequeath to each of my sons and daughters, share and share alike, and I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my two sons Jacob Shantz and David Shantz, my lawful Executors in full power, to give deed or deeds as I would do in my own proper person of this my last Will and Testament…

Witnessed by Jacob Lutz and Elizabeth Shantz
Will dated 2nd February 1854
Proven 22nd April 1857
Died 7th April 1857
Inventory £635/13/42a

2aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 partial transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.
 
Christian Shantz
 
27318 Christian Shantz, "was born February 7th, 1856. He was married to Magdalena Shupe, November 13th, 1877. He is a minister of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ denomination and at present is stationed at Port Elgin, Bruce County, Ontario. Their family consists of six children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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NEW DUNDEE .----The death occurred at his home in New Dundee on Friday evening, Jan. 12, of Mr. Christian Shantz, a highly respected resident of this community, in his 84th year. The late Mr. Shantz had been in failing health for the past year and suffered several strokes recently which hastened his death. Born in North Dumfries on Feb. 7, 1856, he was the youngest son of the late Bishop and Mrs. Henry Shantz and was the last surviving member of a family of ten. In the year 1877 he was married to Magdalena Shupe who predeceased him 16 years ago. He farmed for some years on the homestead in North Dumfries and then in Wilmot township until 1893 when he moved to Port Elgin where he served the M.B.C. church for two years. He returned to his farm in Wilmot where he resided until 1927 when he retired to New Dundee. The late Mr. Shantz was a faithful member of a local M.B.C. Church. Surviving are: six daughters, namely: Minerva (Mrs. Abram Toman) of New Dundee; Samantha (Mrs. Melanchton Shantz) of Didsbury, Alta., Melvina (Mrs. E. K. Bock), Mrs. Aida, Elsie (Mrs. E. A. Roth) and Miss Olive all of New Dundee; also two sons, Rev. Sidney Shantz of New Dundee and Harold, residing on the farm in Wilmot. One son, Elvin passed away in 1915, There are also 19 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. The funeral of the late Mr. Christian Shantz which was held at the M.B.C. Church on Tuesday afternoon was largely attended. Rev. L. R. Pipher of Hespeler was in charge of the service while Rev. Peter Cober of Kitchener delivered the sermon based on II Tim. 4: 7. Prayer was offered by Rev. W. B. Moyer of Kitchener and Dr. E. G. Hinds of Kitchener and a mixed quartette composed of Mrs. A. W. Egardee, Mrs. E. T. Coleman, E. T. Coleman and Eldon Sherk rendered special music. Rev. C. N. Good of Kitchener conducted the private service which was held at the family residence. The pallbearers were: Benjamin Rosenberger of Didsbury, Alta., Clyde Shupe and Andrew Shupe of Bad Axe, Mich. John Steckle of Williamsburg, Milford Cressman of Plattsville and Clarence Rosenberger. Interment was made in the Blenheim Cemetery.


Waterloo Chronicle 19 Jan 1940 pg 3 
Rev. Christian Shantz
 
27319 Christian Shantz, "was born January 20th, 1840. He is married to Mary Hutchinson. They reside near Witaskewin Railroad, St. of C. P. and their post office is Battle River, Alberta. He follows farming and stock raising."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Christian Shantz
 
27320 Lived with son Benjamin. Christian Shantz
 
27321 Christian Shantz, "the second son of Isaac Shantz, was born on the old 'Schantzen Homestead' near Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, February 13th, 1779. On October 19th, 1800, he was married to Magdalena, daughter of old 'Hannes' Cressman of Chester County, Pennsylvania. She was born January 30th, 1783, and died in Waterloo County August 13th, 1866. In May, 1806, he, in company with his wife and family of three children, Philip Bliehm and family, his brother, Abraham, and family, Abraham Cressman, and others, moved to Canada. Mr. Shantz arrived in safety at his farm, being composed of lots Nos. 52 and 55, German Company's Tract. The land is still in possession of three of his grandsons. Here they resided until their deaths. He died November 9th, 1856. They had a family of twelve children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Christian R. Shantz
 
27322 He was listed as a gentleman. Christian R. Shantz
 
27323 Christian S. Shantz, "was born August 21st, 1839 and was married in Livingston County, Illinois, November 22nd, 1866, to Elizabeth Harshbarger. He follows farming. Their family consists of four sons and three daughters. In the year 1887 he was ordained as a minister of the old Mennonite body."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Shantz. - Christian S. Shantz was born in Waterloo Co., Ontario, August 21, 1839. With his parents, he moved to Grundy Co., Ill., when about 19 years of age. On Nov. 22, 1866, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Harshbarger in Livingston Co., Ill., and together they lived near or in Cullom until their removal to Elkhart, Ind., in the fall of 1901 where he resided until his death on Dec. 13, 1918, following an operation for cancerous growth in the stomach, being 79 y. 3 m. 23 d. of age. He united with the Mennonite Church in the spring of 1871. To this union was born 7 children. His wife preceded him in death Sept. 25, 1911. Three children died in infancy, and Milton on Jan. 13, 1918, leaving Charlie, Mrs. Minnie Horning and Cora, eight grandchildren, two brothers and a sister. Funeral services were conducted at the Prairie Street Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind., on the 17th by the brethren, David A. Yoder and Jacob K. Bixler. Interment in the Prairie Street Cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XI, Number 40 - January 2, 1919 - pages 718, 719 
Rev. Christian S. Shantz
 
27324 Christian S. Shantz, "was born July 4th, 1838. In November, 1860, he was married to Nancy Steiner who was born September 11th, 1839, and died May 16th, 1886. They resided in Wilmot Township, north of Baden, where she died. He is still residing on his farm.."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Christian S. Shantz
 
27325 Cressman, Clara, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Menno E. Shantz, was born July 1, 1884, in Wilmot Twp., Ont.; died Sept. 29, 1959, at Kitchener, Ont.; aged 75 y. 2 m. 28 d. She and her husband, Ivan S. Cressman, had just celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary on Sept. 22, 1959. Surviving are a daughter (Myrtle Cressman) and a sister (Mrs. Cyrus Weber). She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, where funeral services were held on Oct. 1, in charge of Edgar Metzler.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LII, Number 47 - December 8, 1959 - pages 1047, 1048 
Clara Shantz
 
27326 Shantz, Clarence, son of Ervin B. and Louisa (Baer) Shantz, was born in Freeport, Ont., died at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Sept. 19, 1980; aged 76 y. He was married to Salome Hallman, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Margaret-Mrs. Lewis Weber), 3 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Gladys Gingrich and Vera Shantz), and one brother (Lester Shantz). He was a member of First Mennonite cong., where funeral services were held on Sept. 22, in charge of Glenn Brubacher and Brice Balmer; interment in First Mennonite Church Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 73, Number 43 - October 21, 1980  
Clarence Shantz
 
27327 Sad Death of Young Man

INFLUENZA AND PNEUMONIA, FATAL.

The sad intelligence is imparted of the death, of Mr. Clarence Shantz of 15 Bingeman Street, who passed away this morning after an illness of only a few days duration, death being due to pneumonia. Mr. Shantz was in his twenty second year and was employed at the Pollock Manufacturing Company. His widowed mother and two sisters survive him. Interment will take place at the East End Mennonite Cemetery, tomorrow (Saturday), the funeral leaving his late residence at 2.30 and will be private.

The News Record 27 Dec 1918 pg 1 
Clarence Harold Shantz
 
27328 2006SHANTZ, Clayton - Passed away peacefully with family by his side, on Saturday, February 4, 2006, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, at the age of 83 years, of Elmira.Loving husband of Olive (Gingrich) Shantz for 57 years. Dear father of Donna and Craig Cameron of Toronto, Keith and Liz of Hawkesville, Elwood and Marsha of Thornhill, Stewart and Jane, Kathy and Steve Hiller, all of Elmira, Gloria and Stew Bauman of Texas. Loving grandfather of 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Edna and Noah Bowman, Vernon and Alice Shantz, Naomi and Wayne Martin, Ollie and Elsie Shantz and Orvie and Mary Shantz and brother-in-law of Ella Shantz and Edna Shantz as well as Wilma Gingrich, Eileen Martin, Doris Gingrich and Fern and Harold Metzger.Predeceased by his parents Oliver and Susannah (Martin) Shantz, and by his two brothers Abner and Aden Shantz and brother-in-law Vernon Martin.Clayton will be fondly remembered by his family and many friends for his kind and friendly manner and his great sense of humour.The family will receive their friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At 12 noon on Tuesday, Feb. 7 transfer will be made to Bethel Mennonite Church, RR1, Elora for memorial service at 2 p.m. with Pastors Steve and Linda Brnjas officiating. The casket will remain open in the church until 1:45 p.m. Family interment in Bethel Mennonite Cemetery.In memory of Clayton, donations can be made to Bethel Mennonite Church Building Fund, Mennonite Central Committee or the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre as expressions of sympathy.Special thanks to the 8th floor medical staff at Grand River Hospital for their compassionate care.1a

1aThe Record 6 Feb 2006 
Clayton Shantz
 
27329 Shantz.-Clayton Shantz, at his home near Carstairs, Alta., died of influenza, Nov. 9, 1918; aged 34 y. 7 m. He accepted Christ in March, 1918, and united with the Church in July. He lived a consistent Christian life, and died in the triumph of living faith. He is survived by his wife, mother, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, and many friends. The Lord bless the bereaved ones. Burial services conducted by N. Weber. Memorial services will be held later. Remains laid to rest in the West Zion Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XI, Number 38 - December 19, 1918, pages 686 and 687 
Clayton Shantz
 
27330 Cleason Shantz, "was born July 28th, 1870. He is married to Maria Shantz and resides on the old 'Jacob Snyder Farm' at Waterloo where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Shantz. - Cleason Shantz was born July 28, 1870. He was converted in his youth and united with the Mennonite Church, of which body he was a member till death. He united in matrimony with Maria Shantz, Dec. 19, 1894. They were blest with 6 children of whom 2 preceded him, leaving the widow, 2 daughters and 2 sons, but we trust, not as such that have no hope, as he expressed himself as ready to depart if God saw fit. Died Dec. 8, 1920; aged 50 y. 4 m. 10 d. Services at the Waterloo Mennonite Church, conducted by Manasseh Hallman and Jonas Snider.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XIII, Number 46 - February 10, 1921 - page 918, 919 
Cleason Shantz
 
27331 Shantz.-Clinton, son of Cleason and Maria Shantz, was born Sept. 18, 1897 at Waterloo, Ont. At the age of 15 years he confessed Christ and was received into the church, and has been a member since. He died Oct. 14, 1918; aged 21 y. 26 d. His death was due to influenza, and after a relapse, developed into pneumonia. May the Lord console the family in their bereavement. Due to influenza, brief services were conducted at the home by Bro. Noah Stauffer. Buried at the Waterloo Mennonite Cemetery.

"Dear one, thou hast left us lonely
Here thy loss we deeply feel
But 'tis God that has bereft us
He can all our sorrows heal.
" 1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XI, Number 34 - November 21, 1918 - pages 620 and 621

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Died/ In Waterloo, on Monday, October 14th, 1918/ Clinton Shantz/ Beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. Shantz/ Aged 21 years and 26 days/ The Funeral/ will take place from the residence of his parents,/ Erb Street, Waterloo on/ Wednesday, October 16th, 1918/ at 10.30 o'clock, a. m./ where a short service will be held, thence to the/ Mennonite cemetery west of Waterloo/ for interment/ Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation/ No Flowers2a

2aFuneral Card of Clinton Shantz supplied by Marion Roes 2011 
Clinton Shantz
 
27332 Shantz, Clyde Franklin, son of Walter and Selina (Shirk) Shantz, was born near Haysville, Ont., June 18, 1933; was killed instantly April 22, 1960, at Bridgeport, Ont., while employed with a paving company; aged 26 y. 10 m. 4 d. On July 20, 1957, he was married to Vaughn Sararus, who with a 7-month-old daughter (Cathleen Suszanne) survives. Also surviving are his parents, 2 brothers (Kenneth, Plattsville; and Wilbur, Petersburg), and 5 sisters (Lorna--Mrs. David Bergey, New Dundee; Jeanne--Mrs. George Culp, Vineland; Joanne--Mrs. Maurice Hunsberger, Hew Hamburg; Kathryn, Goshen, Ind.; and Beth--Mrs. Paul Good, Plattsville). He was a member of the United Brethren Church, New Dundee Ont., where funeral services were held April 26, in charge of K. Nicholson, assisted by Arnold Cressman.1a

1aGospel Herald - June 21, 1960 - Vol. LIII, No.25 - page 574 
Clyde Franklin Shantz
 
27333 Shantz. -- Cora, daughter of Jeremiah and Maryann (Weber) Shantz, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Oct. 25, 1921; passed away after a brief illness at the home of her parents near Baden, Ont., Dec. 8, 1948; aged 27 y. 1 m. 13 d. Surviving are her parents, 2 brothers (Earl and Abner, both of Baden), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Dec. 11 at the Shantz Mennonite Church by M. H. Roth and L. H. Witmer. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLII, Number 4 - January 25, 1949 - pages 94, 95 
Cora Shantz
 
27334 Mrs John Lichty- Passed away today, Feb 8, 1972 at K-W hospital after a lengthy ilness in her 78th year, the former Nellie Shantz, wife of the late John Z. Lichty, mother of Stan Shantz of Petersburg and a step son, Edward Lichty of Bridgeport; sister of Lorne Shantz of Kitchener, also survived by nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was predeceased by two brothers and one sister. Service and committal at the Edward R Good Funeral Home Thursday at 3 p.m. with burial to follow at Waterloo Mount Hope Cemetery in the spring. Donations to Emmanuel United Church bhuilding fund may be made as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 9 Feb 1972 
Cornelia Shantz
 
27335 Cyrus Shantz, "was born January 29th, 1861. He was married, December 5th, 1885, to Susannah Clemmer who was born September 19th, 1860. He resides several miles north-west of the town of Waterloo where he is the owner of a beautiful farm."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Cyrus Shantz
 
27336 Daniel Shantz, "was born January 4th, 1844. He was married, March 10th, 1868, to Mary Nahrgang who was born November 2nd, 1847. They reside in Wilmot Township, near Haysville, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. To them were born the following children,.."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Shantz.-Daniel Shantz was born in Wilmot Tp., Jan. 4, 1844; died at his home near Haysville, Ont., where he had spent the greater part of his life, Oct. 7, 1936; aged 92 y. 9 m. 3 d. On March 10, 1868, he was married to Mary Nahrgang, who preceded him in death 14 years ago. One daughter (Annie) also preceded him. He leaves 4 sons (Norman, Uzziah, Joseph and Simeon), 2 daughters (Ella-Mrs. E. Schmitt, and Clara-Mrs. J. Mackenzie), 4 sisters, 29 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, besides many other relatives and friends. He united with the Mennonite Church in youth and remained a faithful member till death. He was blessed with good health and was seldom absent from church or Sunday school until the last year of his life, being bedfast the last few months. Funeral services were held Oct. 11 at the home and in Geiger Mennonite Church in charge of Bros. Manasseh Hallman, Henry King, and Moses H. Roth. Remains laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald, November 12, 1936 - Vol. XXIX, No.33 - page 718, 719 
Daniel Shantz
 
27337 Daniel Shantz, "was born March 30th, 1827. On October 29th, 1849, he was married to Esther C. Wismer who was born June 1st, 1826, and died November 20th, 1881. The first year after his marriage he resided in the wash-house on his father's place. The next year (1851) new buildings were erected on farm composed of part of lot No. 69, German Company's Tract, about two miles east of Bloomingdale where he resided many years. At present he resides near Bloomingdale with his daughter, Mary. To him and his wife was born a family"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Daniel Shantz
 
27338 Daniel E. Shantz, "was born October 13th, 1860. On February 10th, 1884, he was married to Hannah Snyder who was born October 11th, 1865. They reside on part of her father's old homestead two miles south-east of Berlin where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Daniel E. Shantz
 
27339 Shantz.- Daniel Snyder Shantz, son of the late Henry and Lydia (Snyder) Shantz, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., April 13, 1868; died after a lingering illness in the KitchenerWaterloo Hospital, Jan. 11, 1944; aged 75 y. 8 m. 29 d. September 28, 1892, he was united in marriage with Susannah Catherine Groh who preceded him in death, June 5, 1924. Two daughters also preceded him (Lauretta Alzina, in 1915; and Elva, wife of David Jantzi, in 1941. He is survived by 2 daughters (Malinda, wife of Aaron Biehn, Guernsey, Sask.; and Serena, wife of Clayton Eby, Preston), 4 sons (Ivan, Preston; Floyd, Foam Lake, Sask.; Sylvanus, Strasburg; Lloyd, Hespeler), 21 grandchildren, 4 brothers (William and Ananias, Kitchener; Alvin, Waterloo; Samuel, Breslau), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Leander Snyder, Parkway; Mrs. Henry Feick, Doon). He became a member of the Mennonite Church in March, 1891, and was ordained deacon of the Hagey Mennonite Church in 1907, in which capacity he served for 36 years. Funeral services were held, Jan. 14, 1944, at the Hagey Mennonite Church with B. B. Shantz and J. W. Witmer in charge. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

There's an open gate at the end of the road
Through which each must go alone,
And there in a light we cannot see,
Our Father claims His own
.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXVI, No . 47 - February 17, 1944, pages 989, 990 and 991 
Daniel S. Shantz
 
27340 Daniel S. Shantz, "was born May 17th, 1833, and died in Grundy County, Illinois, October 19, 1863. He was married to Elizabeth Peppler, February 21st, 1858. They had two children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Daniel S. Shantz
 
27341 Daniel W. Shantz, "was born April 8th, 1861. He is a cabinet maker by trade and resides in Kalkaska, Michigan, where he is engaged in one of the large factories. He is unmarried."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Daniel W. Shantz
 
27342 David Shantz, "was born August 16th, 1818. He was married to Mary Boyer, October 13th, 1839. She was born August 31st, 1822,and died March 3rd, 1878. On March 4th, 1883, he was married to Catharine Lutz. With first wife he had a family of twelve children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby


He and his family never came to Waterloo County, Ontario, they stayed Pennsylvania. 
David Shantz
 
27343 David Shantz, "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, March 7th, 1787. In 1809 he came to Canada and settled on part of lot No. 1, German Company's Tract, township and county of Waterloo, Ontario, where he resided until his death which took place April 8th, 1879. He was married to Elizabeth Pannebecker (See Cornelius Pannebecker's family for information) who was born July 16th, 1793, and died of cancer December 1st, 1863. They had no family but had adopted seven children who they raised save one who died in infancy."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

Living with Benjamin & Leah Shuh & family in 1871 
David Shantz
 
27344 David Shantz, "was born January 30th, 1846. He is a farmer in Illinois."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
David Shantz
 
27345 David Shantz, "was born May 29th, 1845. He was married to Susannah Detweiler, November 16th 1869. They reside near Strasburg where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of nine children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
David Shantz
 
27346 David B. Shantz, "was born June 2nd, 1856. He is married and has a family of three children. His home is in Correctionville, Iowa, where he is engaged in the hardware business."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
David B. Shantz
 
27347 David B. Shantz, "was born May 25th, 1851. He was married to Julia Schafer who died November 13th, 1881, aged 22 years, 7 months, and 10 days. After the decease of his wife he was married to Emma Schafer, October 2nd, 1883. She died January 20th, 1888, aged 21 years, 6 months, and 7 days."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
David B. Shantz
 
27348 David Shantz, "was born July 10th, 1802. On January 8th, 1828, he was married to Sarah, daughter of Abraham and Veronica (Shantz) Biehn. She was born December 25th, 1811, and died June 6th, 1889. They resided in Plattsville, Oxford County, Ontario, where he died June 27th, 1873. To them was born a large family"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
David P. Shantz
 
27349 David S. Shantz, "was born June 23rd, 1859. On October 11th, 1883, he was married to Leah Christner. They reside near Baden, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. To them are born six children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
David S. Shantz
 
27350 Rev. David S. Shantz, "was born May 13th, 1854. On September 25th 1877, he was married to Susannah Elizabeth Erb who was born December 15th, 1855. He resided near Haysville, Ontario, for several years where he was engaged in farming. In 1886 he entered the ministry of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ denomination, for which body he was an ardent laborer until lately when he, owing to failing health, had to quit preaching for a short time. At present he is engaged as an evangelist, assisting in the tabernacle work. He resides on his farm again and has a family of seven children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Rev. David S. Shantz
 
27351 Shantz, David, son of Wendell and Mary Ann Shantz, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Apr. 3, 1879; died at Kitchener, Ont., Jan. I, 1978; aged 98 y. On May 17, 1905, he was married to Saloma Schmitt, who died on Aug. 2, 1972. Surviving are 2 sons (Lame and Stanley), one daughter (Ilene Burkhardt), 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one brother (Manasseh), and one sister (Florence). He was preceded in death by one son (Walter). He was a member of Shantz Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 4, in charge of Ed Kauffman and Leslie Witmer; interment in Shantz Mennonite Church Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 71, Number 5 - January 31, 1978 page 102 
David S. Shantz
 
27352 David W. Shantz, "the third son, was born February 3rd, 1842. He was married to Fannie Shelly, July 4th, 1861."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
David W. Shantz
 
27353 David Y. Shantz, " was born near Berlin, Ontario, August 29th 1819. On March 15th, 1842, he was married to Barbara Stauffer who was born October 16th, 1822. Shortly after their marriage they moved on their farm in Wilmot Township where he died October 24th, 1894, leaving a family of five children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
David Y. Shantz
 
27354 Dilman Shantz, "was born February 7th, 1845, and died October 14th, 1878. He was not married."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Dilman Shantz
 
27355 Built by Louis Breihaupt in 1879-1881 for Judge Lacourse, later owners included Dilman Shantz & Judge Herne. In 1978 is was listed in very good condition built of brick it is in the Renaissance Revival style. Dilman Brubacher Shantz
 
27356 Dilman B. Shantz, "was born November 18th, 1857. He is married to Lizzie Martin. They reside in the town of Berlin where he is engaged in manufacturing vegetable ivory and pearl buttons. His family consists of two children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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DILMAN BRUBACHER SHANTZ

Dilman Brubacher Shantz is a well-known figure in business circles, being president of the Jacob Y. Shantz & Son Company, Limited, of Berlin, and also of a company operating under the same name at Buffalo, New York. In these connections he is engaged in the manufacture of buttons, and under his capable management the enterprise has developed to large proportions. The policy of the company has ever been a commendable one. All transactions are conducted on strict business principles and the trust of those with whom they have had dealings has been unequivocally given them.

Mr. Shantz of this review was born in Berlin, November 18, 1857, his parents being Jacob Yost and Anna (Brubacher) Shantz, both of whom were natives of Berlin, where their parents settled in 1806. They came from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where the first representatives in the maternal line had settled on coming to America about 1650. The Shantz family was founded in the new world a few years later. His maternal ancestors bought their first land fifty miles west of Philadelphia and were among the very first settlers in that part of Pennsylvania. They were farmers and merchants and also built the first grist mill of the locality, which is still in possession of the family.

In the year 1806 the parents of Jacob Yost Shantz came from Pottstown, Pennsylvania, to Canada, took up land and cleared the bush country in Waterloo county. They, too, were pioneer residents and aided in reclaiming a hitherto wild and undeveloped region for the purposes of civilization. They operated the first sawmill in this section and were in many ways connected with the material growth and upbuilding of this portion of the province. Being United Empire Loyalists, they followed the British flag into Canada. The maternal grandfather of Mr. Shantz took a very active and helpful part in laying out the early roads of the county and in otherwise advancing those interests which indicated that the seeds of civilization had been planted and that this was to become some day a populous and prosperous district.

Jacob Yost Shantz, the father of our subject, was reared in Berlin, where he acquired a common school education. His early life was devoted to lumber interests. He engaged in the operation of a sawmill, conducted a lumberyard and became an extensive contractor and builder. He has also been prominently identified with manufacturing interests in later years, operating a factory for the manufacture of boots and shoes. In 1870 he established the button factory, becoming associated with a German button manufacturer and a few years later he bought out the interests of his partner, continuing to carry on the business in his own name until a few years ago, when he retired to enjoy a well-earned and richly merited rest. He is now eighty-five years of age. His life has been one of intense and well- directed activity, in which he has made good use of his opportunities, and he belongs, too, to that class of representative men who while promoting individual success also advance the general welfare. His family numbered twelve children, five sons and seven daughters. He has always been deeply interested in the welfare of Berlin, but has been content to do his public service as a private citizen, never seeking or desiring office. He acted, however, as mayor of Berlin for one year and brought to the discharge of his duties the same excellent business qualifications that characterized his career in commercial and manufacturing circles. Another important labor which Mr. Shantz has performed has been in connection with the development and upbuilding of Manitoba and the North-West. He began operations there in 1874 and on behalf of the Mennonites has devoted a large portion of his time up to the present to this work in making a general prospectus setting forth the advantages of the country, its natural resources and its climate in the districts mentioned. In order to accomplish these results he has given liberally of his own private fortune, and through his endeavors has secured large sums from other friends of the Mennonite Society for the purpose of forming the colony, and for the development of that country which constitutes the first white settlement in Manitoba and the North-West. He has thus been instrumental in thousands of the people of this sect becoming colonists in that district and thus settling up the country, aiding in its reclamation from a wild and unimproved district and converting it to the uses of civilization.

Mr. Shantz of this review was the seventh in order of birth in his father's family and is a representative in the sixth generation of the family since the arrival of his ancestors in America and the planting of the name on the soil of the new world. His education was acquired in the Central public school of Berlin, supplemented by a business course pursued in the United States. At the age of twenty years he was admitted to partnership by his father and for many years has been the general manager of the button factory. When he entered the business he made it his duty to master it in principle and detail, thoroughly acquainting himself with every department of the work. The company was incorporated in 1891, at which time Mr. Shantz was chosen president and general manager. Employment is now furnished to two hundred operatives in the Berlin factory and an equal number in the Buffalo factory. The company are the largest button manufacturers of Canada and the trade extends throughout the Dominion, also to Halifax, New York and Chicago. The plant is equipped with the latest improved machinery for carrying on the business, and a spirit of justice and consideration is ever maintained toward the employees, while the many patrons of the house know that the company is thoroughly reliable and trustworthy in all its transactions. Moreover, Mr. Shantz has been not only a follower in the progress that has been made in the special line of his manufacturing interests, but has on the contrary been a leader. About seventy-five per cent, of the improvements made in the button industry have originated in his plant, to be adopted later extensively not only in Canada but also in the United States. Owing to the improved machinery which Mr. Shantz has invented the labor saving devices amount to sixty per cent. while the quality of the product has been developed to the highest standard. He has used every effort to acquaint himself with the business and served for a period under one of the leading professors of Berlin, Germany, for the acquirement of knowledge pertaining to the development of the button industry, including the styles and the processes of simplifying the methods of production. He also pursued a course for developing the basic in con- nection with the machinery from a mechanical point of view. His father, during the early manhood of the son, was largely interested in the development of Manitoba and the North-West, beginning his operations there in 1874, so that much of the burden and responsibility of the enterprise rested upon the shoulders of the young man, who resolutely took up his task and with the thoroughness which characterized him in all lines of life he gained a mastery of the business, which has placed him in the front rank as one of the representatives of the button trade in the new world. A visitor at the factory cannot but be interested and impressed with the methods that are there pursued. A most excellent system has been evolved whereby the maximum of result is attained through the minimum of labor. This is the secret of all genuine success that the output may be produced at the low- est possible cost, yet not at the sacrifice of good results. This study of the economy of time, labor and machinery has brought forth the captains of industry and with this class Mr. Shantz deserves to be numbered.

In 1889 Mr. Shantz was married to Miss Elizabeth F. Martin, a daughter of Amos Martin of Waterloo county, also a representative of one of the early pioneer families on the frontier, the Martins having resided here since about 1811. They, too, were United Empire Loyalists and of Pennsyl- vania Dutch stock. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Shantz have been born three children : Mary Wilma, Arnott Martin and Russell Ellsworth.

Mr. Shantz is a Methodist in religious faith and in politics is a Con- servative. He has served as water and park commissioner, but otherwise has held no public offices, having devoted his entire time to his business interests. Various positions of public trust have been tendered him, but he has not desired to become an official, and he feels that he has done more for his city in the establishment of industries which have furnished employment to a large force of workmen. A man of strong individuality and indubitable probity, one who has attained to a due measure of success in the affairs of life and whose influence has ever been exerted in the direction of the good, the true and the beautiful, this prominent manufacturer and worthy citizen assuredly deserves representation in this volume.2a

2aA History of Ontario: its resources and developement 
Dilman Brubacher Shantz
 
27357 http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/patents/001038-119.01-e.php?&patent_id_nbr=13346&page_sequence_nbr=1&interval=20&page_id_nbr=37029& Dilman Brubacher Shantz
 
27358 DONALD WILLIAM SHANTZ 1938 - 2005 Passed away, after a brief illness, at McGill University Health Centre, Royal Victoria Hospital, in Montreal, on Friday, April 29, 2005, in his 67th year. Survived by his sisters Ruth Shantz of New Hamburg, Marguerite Toman and her husband Cameron of Waterloo, and his brother John Shantz and his wife Janine of Toronto. Remembered by his nieces Donna Zarnke of Georgetown, Carol Vanwick of Waterloo and nephews Bruce Toman and Keith Toman, both of Waterloo. Predeceased by his parents, Claude and Laura Shantz and his sister Betty Shantz. Donald was a meteorologist and worked in Montreal for the majority of his career. Cremation will take place. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Condolences/Donations/Flowers www.edwardrgood.com 745-8445.1a

1aThe Record 30 Apr 2005 
Donald William Shantz
 
27359 1901 Berlin Census - notes that Dorothy is 7 months old. Dorothy M. Shantz
 
27360 DOROTHY MARIE SCHMITT-SNYDER (nee Shantz) 1917 - 2005 Passed away peacefully at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 , formerly of 515 Langs Drive, Cambridge, Dorothy Snyder, age 88. Lovingly remembered by her daughter Marlene and husband Willard Snider of Waterloo, and by son Gerald Schmitt of Kitchener. Grandmother of Steven Snider and wife Brenda, and Dale Snider and wife Kelly. Great-grandmother of Kevin, Jocelyn, Chloe, and Kristen Snider. Also remembered by sister-in-law Mabel Shantz and by the Nelson Snyder family. Dorothy was predeceased by her first husband of 40 years, Lloyd Schmitt (1981) and was predeceased by her second husband, Nelson Snyder (1993). Also predeceased by her sisters Leota (Ed) Feick and Vinetta (Vernon) Witmer and her brothers Lloyd (Beatrice) Shantz, Ward (Mabel) Shantz and Clayton (first wife Vera) Shantz. Predeceased by sister-in-law Naomi (Ozias) Gingrich, and by her brother-in-law Leighton (Leona) Schmitt. Friends are invited to share their memories of Dorothy with her family for memorial visitation at First Mennonite Church, 800 King Street East, Kitchener on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 from 1:30 to 2:30 p. m. The memorial service to celebrate Dorothy's life of love and service to God and others will be held at the church, on Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. Interment in First Mennonite Cemetery has taken place. In Dorothy's memory, donations may be made to First Mennonite Church or Crossroads Christian Communications (Huntley Street), and can be arranged through the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo. Condolences/Donations/Flowers www. edwardrgood. com 745-8445.1a

1aThe Record 10 Sep 2005 
Dorothy Marie Shantz
 
27361 Earl S. Shantz

Funeral service for the late Earl S. Shantz, who passed away suddenly at his late residence, 86 Chestnut St., on Tuesday morning, will be conducted at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home on Friday at 2 p.m. Interment will be made in Woodland Cemetery. Rev. 0. P. Hossie, pastor of Trinity United Church, will officiate.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 31 Dec 1947 pg 15 
Earl S. Shantz
 
27362 E. W. Shantz

A lifelong Kitchener resident. Earl William Shantz, 56, of 237 Shoemaker Ave., died Monday in St. Mary's Hospital after a heart seizure. Born June 4, 1904, he was a son of the former Dora Roepke and the late William H. Shantz. who died Feb. 11. He was a member of St. Joseph's RC Church and was employed by Kitchener Packers. Surviving besides his mother are his wife, the former Bertha McCormick, whom he married 25 years ago in Waterloo: one son, Neil of Kitchener, one brother, Leonard of Scarboro and four sisters, Mrs. Nelson Eby, Miss Othella, Mrs. Ross Ernst and Mrs. Oscar Kolpin of Kitchener. A daughter, Carol Anne, died in infancy. The body is at the Gruhn Funeral Home, pending burial arrangements.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 6 Dec 1960 pg 7 
Earl William Shantz
 
27363 SHANTZ. -Eden, son of bro. Noah S. and Sister Susanna Shantz, died on March 29th 1898 in Wilmot Twp. , Waterloo Co. , Ont. , of appendicitis. He was born July 3rd, 1887 and was consequently in his eleventh year. He was a clever boy and beloved by all who knew him. A large concourse of friends, neighbors and acquaintances gathered at the funeral to sympathize with the bereaved parents, this being their fifth child in the glory world. The large gathering at the funeral in the Blenheim church on the 31st of March was addressed by Pre. Noah Stauffer in an earnest discourse from Psalms16:6.

"He is not dead, the child of our affection,
But gone unto that school,
Where he no longer needs our poor protection,
And Christ Himself doth rule. "1a

1a
Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXV, No. 10, May 15, 1898 page 156, 157. 
Eden Shantz
 
27364 Shantz, Edith, Kitchener, Ont., daughter of the late, Isaac C. and Sarah Shantz, was born near Breslau, Ont., Feb. 10, 1884; died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, March 20, 1956, after a traffic accident which had occurred the same evening; aged 72 y. 1 m. 10 d. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 5 sisters, and is survived by 9 nieces and nephews. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her teens and was a member of the last baptismal class of the Cressman congregation to receive that ordinance in the nearby river. Her life was one of self-effacing sacrificial service. In her later years she was employed in a Kitchener department store where she made a large circle of friends and among whom she maintained a positive Christian witness. Funeral services were held March 23 at the Cressman Church at Breslau, where she was a member form the time of her baptism, were in charge of Oscar Burkholder, with Carl Rudy and Merle Shantz assisting. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLIX , Number 17 - April 24, 1956 - page 406, 407 
Edith Shantz
 
27365 Edmund Shantz, "was born July 14th, 1865. He is married to Susannah Groff. They reside at Bridgeport where he is engaged in farming. To them are born two children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Edmund Shantz
 
27366 BOWMAN, Edna (Mrs. Noah) - Peacefully passed into the arms of her Lord, on Monday, August 17, 2009, at her residence. Edna (Shantz) Bowman, in her 86th year, of RR 1, Elora. Beloved wife of Noah Bowman for close to 65 years. Cherished mother of Mildred (Leonard) Martin of Alma, Karen Brubacher of Floradale, Elaine (Earl) Martin and Larry (Wilma) Bowman, all of Elora. Precious grandmother to 16 grandchildren; their partners; and 33 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Naomi (Wayne) Martin, Oliver (Elsie) Shantz, Orvie (Mary) Shantz and sister-in-law of Olive, Ella and Alice Shantz. Predeceased by her parents, Oliver and Susannah Shantz; brothers, Clayton, Aden, Abner and Vernon Shantz; sister-in-law, Edna Shantz; son, Dennis Bowman; son-in-law, Wayne Brubacher and four infant granddaughters. The family will receive their friends and relatives at Crystal View Mennonite Church, Floradale on Thursday, August 20, 2009 from 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be held on Friday, August 21, 2009 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Glenn Horst officiating, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. In her memory, donations to the Ontario Gospel Echoes Team or Groves Memorial Hospital, Fergus would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. The family wishes to acknowledge the special care of Dr. R.A. Simpson, his staff and the second floor nurses at Groves Memorial Hospital. Thank you so much! Arrangements entrusted to the Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 19 Aug 2009 
Edna Shantz
 
27367 Martin, Edna, 96. Born: Mar. 7, 1895, Waterloo Twp., Ont., to Amos and Jemima (Snyder) Shantz. Died: Apr. 7, 1991, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors-children: Roy and Morris; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Oscar Martin (husband). Funeral and burial: Apr. 9, Erb Street Mennonite Church, by Wilmer Martin.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 84, Number 18 -April 30, 1991 - pages 14, 15.  
Edna Shantz
 
27368 Shantz.-Edwin Shantz was born near Breslau, Mar. 28, 1877; died at his home in Kitchener, Ont., on Easter Sunday, April 1, 1934; aged 57 y. 3 d. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior in young manhood, united with the Mennonite Church at Breslau, in which communion he remained until he departed this life. In June, 1902, he was united in marriage with Lydia Ann Good, who predeceased him in 1903. To this union was born one son, Merle. In August, 1924, he was united in marriage with Rosetta Knox. To this union were born two daughters, June and Jean. There remain to mourn his departure, his sorrowing wife; one son, (Merle of South Hero, Vt.); two daughters (June and Jean at home); three sisters (Mrs. Simon Baer, Kitchener, Miss Edith Shantz, Waterloo, and Mrs. Elias Rudy, Kitchener); also a host of relatives and friends. The funeral services and burial were held at the First Mennonite Church in charge of C. F. Derstine and W. K. Weber.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXVII, No. 2 - April 12, 1934, page 46, 47 
Edwin Shantz
 
27369 Edwin S. Shantz

HESPELER, Edwin S. Shantz, 74, died today at his home on Edward St., Preston. He was born in Wilmot Township and farmed near Hespeler, for 40 years, before he retired in 1941 and became associated with his brother, in the Speed Flour Mill. He is survived by his wife, the former Evelyn Howell. His first wife, Ida Martin, predeceased him in 1938. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. R. S. Evans, Puslinch Township; one brother, Junia Shantz, Fisher Mills; one sister, Mrs. Sydney Shantz, Kitchener and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, at 2 p.m., at the residence and at 2:30 p.m., at Wanner Mennonite Church, with interment, in the Wanner Cemetery. The body now rests at his late residence.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 2 Feb 1952 pg 5

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Shantz, Edwin Simon, born April 4, 1878, in Wilmot Twp., Ont.; died Feb. 2, 1952; aged 73 y. 9 m. 28 d. At an early age he moved to the Hespeler district where he lived for the remainder of his life. In his teen age he was converted and became a member of the Wanner Church where he was an active member until the time of his death. In 1902 he was married to Ida Martin who predeceased him in 1939. He married Evelyn Howell in 1941. Surviving him are his wife, Evelyn, one daughter (Mrs. R. S. Evans, Hespeler, Ont.), 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother (Junia Shantz), and one sister (Mrs. Sydney Shantz, Kitchener, Ont.). Funeral services were held Feb. 4 at the home and at the Wanner Church with Merle Shantz officiating, assisted by M. G. McFarlane, pastor of the United Church of Canada in Hespeler. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLV, Number 12 - March 18, 1952 --- page 286, 287 
Edwin Simon Shantz
 
27370 Biehn.- Eileen Shantz, daughter of Henry C. and Angeline (Snider) Shantz, was born at Aldersyde, Alta., Apr. 19, 1908; died of heart and lung failure at her home in Listowel, Ont., Apr. 21, 1987; aged 79 y. On Dec. 25, 1930, she was married to Harold Biehn, who survives Also surviving are 4 children (Maynard, Myra Brunk, Ruby Schellenberg, and Elvern), 8 grandchildren, one brother (Lincoln), and one sister (Olive Biehn). She was preceded in death by one child and 4 brothers (Wesley, Arthur, Leonard, and Daniel). She was a member of ; Countryside Mennonite Fellowship, where funeral services were held on Apr. 25, in charge of Leighton Martin and Edgar Frey; interment in Hillside Cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume 80, Number 23 -June 9, 1987, pages 427, 429, 430. 
Eileen Shantz
 
27371 Shantz, Elam Wilbur, 75, Zurich, Ont. Born: April 11, 1920, to Norman and Elmina Weber Shantz. Died: Nov. 23, 1995, Exeter, Ont. Survivors -- wife: Vera Ropp Shantz; children: Douglas, Gerald, Richard, Norma Iutzi, Nancy Gingerich; brother and sister: Mahlon, Seleda Steckle; 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Nov. 26, Zurich Mennonite Church, by Philip and Julie Bender and Ephraim Gingerich.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 1 - January 2, 1996, pages 13, 15 
Elam Wilbur Shantz
 
27372 SHANTZ, Eldon

At K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1995, after a brief illness, Eldon Shantz, of Lorraine Avenue, aged 94 years. He had been employed for Kaufman Footwear for many years retiring in 1966. Brother of Mrs. Mary Lancer of Indiana. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Ezra Shantz and Anna Loucks; his wife, the former Mary Ellen Coady; five brothers, John, Jacob, Joseph, William and Elmer and two sisters, Catherine and Sarah. At Eldon's request, interment has taken place in Memory Gardens Cemetery. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

The Record 20 Sep 1995 pg A7 
Eldon R. Shantz
 
27373 Eli C. Shantz, "was born January 23rd, 1816. On May 5th, 1840, he was married to Anna, daughter of John and Esther (Wismer) Cressman. She was born November 18th, 1820. Soon after their marriage they moved on the farm now in possession of their son, John C., where they resided many years. In his old age Mr. Shantz divided his large estate into two farms and had new buildings erected on the east end, to which place he moved some fifteen years ago. He died September 19th, 1889 leaving a large family"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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SHANTZ. - On the 18th of September, near Berlin, Ontario, Bro. Eli Shantz, aged 72 years, 7 months and 26 days. He was buried on the 21st at Eby's church, Berlin. Many relatives and friends attended the burial. Bro. Shantz leaves his widow and seven children to mourn their loss, but they believe that he is now forever at rest. Funeral services by Samuel Bowman at the house and by Noah Stauffer, Daniel Wismer and Joseph Gingerich at the church.2a

2aHerald of Truth, Vol. XXVI, Number 24, December 15, 1889, page 380, 381 
Eli C. Shantz, Sr.
 
27374 Eli C. Shantz, "was born March 26th, 1854. On November 9th, 1879, he was married to Lucinda Weber who was born September 2nd, 1855. They reside on east half of lot No. 55, German Company's Tract, where he is engaged in farming. His family consists of two children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

________________________

Shantz. - Bro. Eli Shantz of Kitchener, Ont., was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., March 26, 1854; died July 24, 1925; aged 71 y. 3 m. 28 d. His sickness was brief, suffering two strokes of paralysis, and he fell asleep in Jesus calmly. He was married to Lucinda Weber. They lived together in Christian unity and love for 45 years. He became a member of the Mennonite Church as a young man, and was a faithful and very helpful member. The more than crowded house showed the esteem in which he was held. He was preceded in death by his two children, Valina and Sylvester. He leaves his widow, two sisters (Mrs. Jacob Shelly, and Magdalena Shantz). The funeral was conducted July 28, at the First Mennonite Church by Bro. C. F. Derstine, assisted by Mannaseh Hallman, and Oscar Burkholder. Texts, Luke 24:29, Mark 16:2. Interment in adjoining cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XVIII, No. 20 - August 13, 1925 - page 415 
Eli C. Shantz
 
27375 Elias Shantz, "was born June 14th, 1841. On March 1st, 1864, he was married to Susannah Brubacher who was born October 30th, 1847. They reside in the town of Berlin where he is engaged as travelling agent."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elias Shantz
 
27376 Elias S. Shantz, "was born September 11th, 1867. He is married to Catharine Sitler and resides on the farm formerly owned by the late Absalom Martin. His family consists of three children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Shantz.-Elias Shantz was born Sept. 11, 1867; died Aug. 21, 1937; aged 69 y. 11 m. 9 d. In October, 1891, he was united in marriage to Catharine Sitler, who predeceased him Apr. 22, 1898. In February, 1900, he was united in marriage to Rebecca Lichty who predeceased him 3 years ago. For a few years he suffered from a weak heart which caused his death. He bore his suffering patiently and his sudden departure came as a great shock to his family. He leaves 2 sons, 7 daughters, 47 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 5 sisters, and a large relationship and many friends. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years and was always ready to give a helping hand where someone was in need. The funeral was conducted by Brethren B. B. Shantz and H. W. Stevanus.2a

2aGospel Herald, September 23, 1937 - Vol. XXX, No.26 - page 558, 559, 560  
Elias S. Shantz
 
27377 Eliza E. Shantz, "the eldest daughter of third wife, was born February 25th, 1858. On June 15th, 1876, she was married to Jacob Weigel."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Eliza E. Shantz
 
27378 Elizabeth Shantz, "the second daughter of Abraham Shantz, was born October 16th 1811. On May 20th, 1828, she was married to Jonas Ziegler. She died June 28th, 1886. They had a family of twelve children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shantz
 
27379 Elizabeth Shantz, "was born December 23rd, 1861. On November 29th, 1881, she was married to Moses M. Cressman who was born March 19, 1859. They reside near Haysville, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Cressman.--Elizabeth, daughter of the late Jos. Y. Schantz, died July 11, 1946, in her eighty-fifth year. In her youth she accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church, to which she remained true to the end. In 1881 she was married to Moses M. Cressman, a deacon, who predeceased her eight years ago. Surviving are 2 sons (Ivan and Addis), one daughter (Mrs. Zenas Snyder), and one sister (Mrs. Louisa Cressman). she was an invalid for the last several years of her life. Funeral services were held at her late home and at the Biehn Mennonite Church, New Hamburg, Ont., in charge of M. H. Hallman and C. C. Cressman.2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXIX, No . 30 - October 22, 1946--Page 655 
Elizabeth Shantz
 
27380 Elizabeth Shantz, "was born February 8th, 1872. She was married to Menno Steckley. They reside in Stanley Township, Huron County, Ontario, near Blake P. O., where he is farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shantz
 
27381 Elizabeth Shantz, "was born Januray 4th, 1855, and died of fever."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shantz
 
27382 Elizabeth Shantz, "was born March 15th 1842. On February 9th, 1864, she was married to Enos Cressman."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shantz
 
27383 Elizabeth Shantz, "was born March 25th, 1843. On March 17th, 1863, she was married to Moses Hallman who was born June 25th, 1841, and died in Wellesley, September 2nd, 1864, leaving no family. On October 6th, 1867, she was again married to John Shafer who was born March 28th, 1842. They reside in the town of Berlin."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shantz
 
27384 Elizabeth Shantz, "was born March 25th, 1846. On January 24th, 1865, she was married to Isaac Rosenberger who was born January 2nd, 1842. "1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Rosenberger. - Elizabeth, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Shantz, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., March 25, 1846; died May 30, 1942; aged 96 y. 2 m. 5 d. She was united in marriage in 1865, to Isaac Rosenberger, who preceded her in death in 1907. Surviving are 2 sons (Isaiah of Petersburg, Ont., and Emery at home), 3 daughters (Mrs. Hannah Shantz of New Dundee; Mrs. Norman Shantz of Haysville; Elsie Rosenberger, at home), 20 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great- grandchild, 1 sister (Mrs. Katherine Axt of Baden, who is 97 years of age). Two sons and 1 daughter predeceased her. She was the oldest resident in the community and enjoyed good health until about seven weeks before her death, attending church services when weather permitted. Seven weeks before her death she fell in her home and fractured a hip. She was taken to Galt Hospital, where she died. In her earlier days after her marriage she settled on a farm in Blanford Township. Eight years later they moved to another farm in Wilmot Township, and six years later to her last home, two miles southwest of New Dundee. She was lifelong member of the Mennonite Church, in which service she took a keen interest. Her life has been a source of inspiration to us. Even in later years she took an interest in home duties and served her Lord with joy. We miss her, but heaven needs her. The funeral was held June 2, with services at the home and church, in charge of Bros. Moses N. Baer, M. Hallman, and Jonas Snider. Text, II Cor. 5:1. Burial in the Blenheim Cemetery, adjoining the church.2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXV, No . 14 - July 2, 1942 - page 303

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New Dundee, June 1 - The oldest resident in the district, Mrs. Elizabeth Rosenberger, 96, widow of Isaac Rosenberger, died at Galt Hospital Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Rosenberger enjoyed good health until seven weeks ago when she fell at her home and fractured a hip. She was born in Wilmot Township, a daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. Jonas Shantz, and was married in 1865, settling on a farm in Blandford Township. In 1873 the couple moved to a farm three miles west of New Dundee where Mr. Rosenberger died in 1907. Six years later the family moved to the present home twp miles southwest of new Dundee. Mrs. Rosenberger took a keen interest in home duties and was an active member of Blenheim Mennonite Church until recently. Surviving are two sons, Rev. Isaiah Rosenberger of Petersburg, and Emery Rosenberger at home, and three daughters, Mrs. Hannah Shantz of New Dundee, Mrs. Norman Shantz of Haysville and Miss Elsie Rosenberger at home. Twenty grandchildren, 43 great- grandchildren and one great- great- grandchild and one sister, Mrs. Catherine Axt of Baden, who is 97 years old, also survive. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the residence toBlenheim Mennonite Church with Rev. Moses N. Bear in charge, assisted by Bishop Manassah Hallman of Petersburg. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.3a

3aThe Kitchener Daily News 1 Jun 1942 
Elizabeth Shantz
 
27385 Elizabeth Shantz, "was born May 15th, 1794, and died February 5th, 1857. She was never married."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shantz
 
27386 Lived wih brother Benjamin and father. Elizabeth Shantz
 
27387 Shantz, Elizabeth, daughter of Aaron and Mary (Beihu) Shantz, was born Oct. 15, 1880; died Jan. 28, 1952; aged 71 y. 3m. 13 d. At the age of 16 she accepted Christ as her Saviour during one of John S. Coffman's revival meetings, uniting with the Mennonite Church to which vows she remained loyal through life. In December, 1905, she was married to Joshua Nahrgang, who predeceased her Dec. 31, 1908. Her son, Wilfred Nahrgang, also predeceased her in 1945. On March 3, 1914, she married Noah Shantz, who survives her. Four sisters (Mrs. Rudy Roth, New Hamburg, Ont.; Mrs. Abram Cressman, Plattsville, Ont.; Mrs. Abram Good, Baden, Ont.; and Mrs. Abram Snyder, Waterloo, Ont.) also survive her. Funeral services were conducted by the Belnheim Mennonite Church near New Dundee, Ont., Jan. 30, by Curtis Cressman and Moses Bowman. Burial was made in the Detwiler Cemetery near Roseville, Ont.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLV, Number 12 - March 18, 1952 --- page 286, 287 
Elizabeth Shantz
 
27388 WOODRUFF, Elizabeth "Betty" (nee Shantz) - Passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Toronto's St. Michael's Hospital Palliative Care Unit, after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late William (Bill) Woodruff, loving mother of Mark (Mina) and gran to Sarah and Thomas. Betty lived a rich and cultured life, regularly attending the Theatre, the ROM and AGO. For over 30 years she attended continuing education courses at University of Toronto and George Brown. Her early education as a librarian (University of Toronto) made her a voracious reader and she kept an impressive life list. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A private cremation will be held at Betty's request. Memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or The Kidney Foundation, two of the charities she supported.

Toronto Star from July 22 to July 27, 2013 
Elizabeth "Betty" Shantz
 
27389 Schmitt, Ella, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David [Daniel] Shantz; born Oct. 3, 1883, at Haysville, Ont.; died Sept.3, 1958; aged 74 y. 11 m. Church membership, Shantz Mennonite Church. Married to Ephraim Schmitt, who predeceased her in 1947. Survivors: 4 sons (Weston, Lowville, N. Y.; Elvin and Elroy, Kitchener; and Wilfred, Bridgeport, Ont.), 3 daughters (Winnifred-Mrs. Morgan Witzel, Baden; Leona-Mrs. Camby Harbridge, Bridgeport; and Mary-Mrs. Howard Forster, Montreal), one brother (Simeon Shantz, Haysville), one sister (Mrs. John McKenzie, Galt), 18 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral service at the Shantz Church, Sept. 7, by Emerson Dorsch and L. H. Witmer. Burial in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 38 - September 23, 1958-page 914 
Ella Shantz
 
27390 Ellen Shantz, "was born March 27th, 1821. On November 7th, 1839, she was married to John Flowers who was born August 11, 1818, and died June 29th, 1862. They had a family of four children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Ellen Shantz
 
27391 Ellen E. Shantz, "was born September 2nd, 1860. On October 17th, 1880, she was married to Shields W. Patterson."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Ellen E. Shantz
 
27392 SHANTZ, Ellis Ellis James Shantz, 78, passed away in the Bonnie Brae Health Care Centre, Tavistock on Tuesday, October 26, 2010. He was born in Waterloo on March 2, 1932, a son of the late Lloyd S. Shantz and the former Beatrice Snider. He was a member of Cassel Mennonite Church. Ellis is survived by his wife, the former Mary Anna Kropf, whom he married at Cassel Mennonite Church on July 5, 1958; two sons, Jim and wife Jan Shantz of Waterloo, Byron Shantz of Stratford; two grandchildren, Ashley and Matthew Shantz; three brothers, Merle and wife Velma Shantz of Listowel, Royal and wife Kelli Shantz of Niagara Falls, Calvin and wife Marianne Shantz of Newton; "Kropf" brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Violet and Don Moores of Kitchener, Lorne Kropf of Tavistock, Erma Kropf of London, Verna and David Wideman of Parkhill, John and Arlene Kropf of Tavistock. He was predeceased by his sister-in-law, Ruth Kropf and his brothers-in-law, Sam Martin and Al Heuss. Relatives and friends will be received in the Francis Funeral Home , 77 Woodstock Street North, Tavistock on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in Cassel Mennonite Church on Friday, October 29, 2010 at 11 a.m. Pastor Jim Whitehead will officiate. Cremation and burial at East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery, 16th Line will follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Mennonite Central Committee or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Francis Funeral Home by calling 519-655-2431. Ellis James Shantz
 
27393 Elmina Shantz, "was born November 22nd, 1868. She is married to Rev. Christian R. Miller. They reside in Berlin. He is engaged as assistant minister to Rev. Solomon Eby of the Bethel field of labor."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elmina Shantz
 
27394 Elmor E. Shantz, "was born March 22nd, 1862. On February 7th, 1881, he was married to Caroline Matilda Schaeffer."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elmor E. Shantz
 
27395 Shantz, Roy - Roy Shantz died September 17, 1981, at Freeport Hospital, of 32 York St., Plattsville, born in Wilmot Township 92 years ago. Son of the late David S. Shantz and the former Leah Christner; lovingly remembered by his wife, the former Pearl Muskiluk, whom he married November 20, 1920; two sons, Gilbert of Whitehorse, Yukon territory, David of Mission, B.C.; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Barbara Brubacher and Mrs. Luella Tinkiss, both of Kitchener. Predeceased by one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Dyck and seven brothers. Mr. Shantz rested at the Mark-Jutzi funeral home, New Hamburg Chapel until Monday Sept. 21, where the funeral service was held at 2 pm with Rev. H.D. Pillen officiating. Interment followed in Plattsville Cemetery.

New Hamburg Independent Sep 23 1981 pg 27 
Elroy "Roy" Shantz
 
27396 Shantz, Elven (1893-1984)

Elven Shantz (1893-1984) was the son of Menno and Susannah (Bowman) Shantz. He was born in Breslau, ON. In 1920 he married Mabel Weber, a sister of Urias K. Weber , then minister at Eby's Mennonite Church (later known as First Mennonite Church in Kitchener). Elven and Mabel Shantz returned from homesteading in Saskatchewan and joined the Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church , Kitchener, in 1929. Shantz became an active lay leader in that congregation. He was always considered a "liberal" Mennonite but had a great rapport with all Mennonites.

He served as secretary of the Military Problems Committee of the Conference of Historic Peace Churches , 1943-64. Shantz organized the Ontario unit of Mennonite Disaster Service in 1958 and was interim secretary of Mennonite Central Committee Ontario in the 1960s.
As a result of these activities, his farm background, his ability to speak the Pennsylvania German dialect and his fine rapport with the Old Order, Amish , and Conservative Mennonites, Shantz was asked to be their spokesman to government in their requests for exemption from government health insurance, Family Allowance, Old Age Security, Workmen's Compensation, and the Canada Pension Plan, and in gaining recognition of their right to establish private Christian schools. Shantz was active in the founding of Conrad Grebel College in 1961, the Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario, and the Ontario Mennonite relief sale in 1966. The members of many branches of Mennonites who attended and participated at his funeral attested to his commitment and service to Mennonite unity.1a

1aBergey, Lorna L. "Shantz, Elven (1893-1984)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1990. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 14 Nov 2005


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Shantz.- Elven, son of Menno M. and Susanna (Bowman) Shantz, was born in Wilmot Township on Apr. 7, 1893; died in Kitchener, Ont., on Sept. 13, 1984; aged 91 y. On Mar. 4, 1920, he was married to Mabel Weber, who preceded him in death in 1973. Surviving are 2 daughters (Miriam Butler and Pat Butler), one son (Hugh), 10 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Sept. 17, in charge of James Reusser and Mary Mae Schwartzentruber; interment in Woodland cemetery, Kitchener, Ont2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume 77, Number 41 - October 9, 1984, page 714.


 
Elven B. Shantz
 
27397 Bearinger. - Elvina, daughter of the late Josiah and Sophiana Shantz, was born Oct. 5, 1890; passed away Aug. 1, 1945; aged 54 y. 9 m. 26 d. On Feb. 11, 1913, she was united in marriage to David M. Bearinger. Surviving are her husband, 2 sons (Urias, Kitchener, Ont.; and Vernon, at home), 3 daughters (Vera - Mrs. Delton Martin, Elmira, Ont.; Almeda - Mrs. Leonard Snider, of Kitchener; and Doris, at home), and one brother (Alvin, Waterloo, Ont.). Her death came as a shock to the family and friends, as she had been in fairly good health. On the evening of Aug. 1 she suffered a stroke and passed away several hours later. She was a faithful member of the Weber Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Aug. 4 at the East End Mennonite Church, Kitchener, in charge of Simon B. Martin and Benjamin Shantz. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXVIII, No . 26 - September 28, 1945, page 502, 503 
Elvina R. Shantz
 
27398 Emanuel S. Shantz, "was born July 26th, 1864. He is married to Susannah Shoemaker. They reside in Berlin where he is engaged as a drayman."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Emanuel S. Shantz
 
27399 Emery R. Shantz

Emery R. Shantz, 68, of 17 Major St., died last night at K-W Annex Hospital, after a lengthy illness. He had been employed by the City of Kitchener for the past 18 years. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Levi Shantz, the deceased was born at Phillipsburg, Oct. 20, 1881. He is survived by his widow, the former Catherine Frank. They were married Oct. 11, 1909, in Watarloo. Also surviving are one son, Ray Shantz of Stratford, and four daghters, Mrs. Lloyd (Agnes) Maier of Waterloo, Mrs. Clarence (Pearl) Koch of Waterloo, Mrs. Roy (Grace) Schmidt of Kitchener and Miss Helen Shantz of Kitchener. A daughter. Verda, died 18 years ago. There are also six grandchildren and one brother, Wendell Shantz of Kitchener. Funeral service will be held Thursday, at 3 p.m. at Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, to Woodland Cemetery for interment. Rev. A. G. Jacobi, pastor of St. Mark's Lutheran Church will officiate. The body is resting at the funeral home.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 18 May 1948 pg 17 
Emery Rosenberger Shantz
 
27400 Emily Shantz, "was born February 18th, 1854. On December 9th, 1873, she was married to Samuel C. Bowman."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Emily Shantz
 
27401 Emma Shantz, "was born February 5th, 1869. She is unmarried and is at home assisting her mother in her household duties."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Brubacher, -- Emma, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Moses Shantz, was born Feb. 2, 1869, in Waterloo Twp., Ont.; died July 20, 1951; aged 82 y. 5 m. 18 d. On March 3, 1920, she was united in marriage to Christian Brubacher, who predeceased her on Dec. 19, 1935. Surviving are one stepson (Jacob Brubacher, Kitchener, Ont.), one brother (Allan, Oshawa, Ont.) and 2 sisters (Mrs. Catharine Shuh, Waterloo, Ont., and Mrs. Lydia Ann Horst, Breslau, Ont.). She confessed her Saviour during revival meetings held by Noah Stauffer and Solomon Gehman in 1885 and remained a faithful witness for Him until death. Funeral services were conducted by J. B. Martin and Clair Shantz at the Erb Street Mennonite Church in Waterloo.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XLIV , Number 41 - October 9, 1951 - page 989, 990 
Emma Shantz
 
27402 Enoch D. Shantz, "was born August 6th, 1841. He was first married to Catharine Ruedich and after her decease to Angeline Shoemaker. They reside in Walkerton, Ontario. His family consists of the following children, namely: VI John Henry, VI William Albert, VI Abram Samuel, VI Josiah Jeremiah, and VI Philip of the first wife, and VI Maud Jane, VI Selvina, and VI Goodwin Sylvester of second wife."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Enoch D. Shantz
 
27403 Enoch K. Shantz, "was born October 7th, 1856. He was a carpenter by trade and died, unmarried, May 25th, 1888."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Enoch K. Shantz
 
27404 Enos Shantz, "was born June 26th, 1843. On February 21st, 1883, he was married to Elizabeth Strickler who was born April 29th, 1854, and died March 7th, 1884, leaving no heirs. Mr. Shantz resides a little south-east of Berlin where he owns a beautiful small farm, being part of his great-grandmother's old homestead."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Shantz. - Enos C. Shantz was born on June 26, 1843, near Berlin (now Kitchener), Ont.; died Feb. 16, 1921; aged 77 y. 7 m. 21 d. On Feb. 21, 1883, he was married to Elizabeth Strickler, who died March 7, 1884, leaving no heirs. In his early years he united with the Mennonite Church of which he was a member till death claimed him. He leaves to mourn his loss one brother (Eli), two sisters (Mrs. Jacob Shelley and Magdalena) and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services on the 19th at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, conducted by the brethren, U. K. Weber and Jonas Snider. Burial in the cemetery near by.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XIII, Number 49 - March 3, 1921 - page 967 
Enos C. Shantz
 
27405 Obituary - New Hamburg Independent, December 7, 1956
Ephraim Shantz Passes At K-W Hospital
Ephraim Shantz, well known local resident, passed away at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital last Saturday at the age of 69 years. Mr. Shantz had been confined to hospital for nearly two weeks before his passing. He was a son of the late Solomon Shantz and the former Maryanne Hostetler and was born in Wilmot township. Prior to his retirement some ten years ago he had farmed in Wilmot Township. He was a member of Zion Evangelical United Brethern Church, New Hamburg. Mr. Shantz was actively interested in local sports and was a member of the New Hamburg Turf Association as well as the New Hamburg Board of trade. Surviving are his wife, the former Edna Weber, whom he married in 1916; two sisters, Mrs. Titus (Priscilla) Kolb, Kitchener; and Mrs. Frank (Susan) Miller of Millersburg, Ohio. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon from Zion Evangelical UB Church, with internment in Riverside cemetery. Rev. M. E. Reuber was in charge of the service. Pallbearers were Messrs. Jack Bingeman, Roy Habel, Gordon Shantz, Hugh Shantz, Robert Weber and Kenneth Weber. 
Ephraim Shantz
 
27406 Ephraim B. Shantz, "was born May 7th, 1850. On January 4th, 1874, he was married to Hannah Snider who was born April 23rd, 1857. Shortly after their marriage they moved on a farm a few miles south of Berlin where they resided until March, 1894, when he sold the place and in April of the same year they moved to Didsbury, Alberta, N. W. T ., where he is engaged in farming.."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Ephraim B. Shantz
 
27407 Shantz, Ephraim S., son of Aaron and Leah (Snyder) Shantz; born Dec. 31, 1877, at Waterloo, Ont.; died Sept. 6, 1958, at Waterloo; aged 80 y. 8 m. 6 d. Married on Feb. 12, 1908, to Lucinda Martin, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Naomi-Mrs. Joseph Good, Lorne, Ruth-Mrs. Moses Good, Willard, and Mahlon), 24 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Member of the St. Jacobs Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 9 in charge of Raymond L. Kramer, assisted by J. B. Martin; interment in Erb Street Cemetery1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 48 - December 2, 1958-page 1153, 1154 
Ephraim S. Shantz
 
27408 Leis, Erleen Shantz, 80, Wellesley, Ont. Born: May 31, 1914, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Norman and Emma Rosenberger Shantz. Died: Oct. 1, 1994, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors - children: Delores Atkin, Rudy, Elizabeth Langbein; siblings: Irvin, Edith Nahrgang, Reta Gingerich; 6 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Walter Leis (husband). Funeral: Oct. 5, Wellesley Mennonite Church, by Ray Martin. Burial: Maple View Mennonite Church Cemetery1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 87, Number 47 - December 6, 1994 
Erleen Shantz
 
27409 BOWMAN, Erma (nee Shantz) - Peacefully, at Fairview Mennonite Home, in Cambridge, on Thursday, November 20, 2003, age 91 years. Beloved wife for 57 years of the late Tobias Bowman, who predeceased her December 22, 2001. Loving mother of Gloria Bowman and (Maurice) of Collingwood and Erla Scott of Kitchener. Erma will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Lisa and Ryan Scott. Also mourning Erma is her sister Grace Bowman of St. Jacobs. Erma was predeceased by her parents, Lydia Ann Cressman and Uzziah Shantz, a grandson Jason Scott in 1973 and brothers Claude (in infancy) and Leonard Shantz. Friends are invited to share their memories of Erma with her family at Fairview Mennonite Home, 515 Lang's Drive, Cambridge on Friday, November 21, 2003 from 2-4 p.m. Visiting will continue on Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo. A service to celebrate the life and faith of Erma will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2003, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Mark Bolender officiating. Interment to follow in Memory Gardens. Following the committal service at the cemetery, friends and relatives are invited to the Reception Room of the funeral home for refreshments and a time to visit with the family. In Erma's memory, donations to Fairview Mennonite Home would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and can be arranged through the funeral home, phone 745-8445 or www.edwardrgood.com Erma's family would like to express their sincere appreciation to all the wonderful staff at Fairview Mennonite Home for the exceptional care she received, especially the nursing staff on Hespeler wing.1a

1aThe Record 21 Nov 2003 
Erma Shantz
 
27410 SNIDER, Mrs. J. Stanley (Erma) -- At the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, on Friday, February 3, following a lengthy illness, Erma Shantz, age 72 years, of 515 Langs Dr., Cambridge (P). A member of Listowel Mennonite Church, she had a lifelong interest in Christian education and the W.M.S.C. Beloved wife of J. Stanley Snider, dear mother of Paul of Ayr, James of Cambridge, Kenneth of Route 2, Atwood, Robert of Dungannon, Mrs Howard (Miriam) Cressman of Cambridge, Mrs. William (Audrey) MacDonald of Owen Sound, Mrs.Elmer (Lucille) Ellison of Route 2, Moorefield; sister of Mrs. Martin (Wilma)Horst of Kitchener, 15 grandchildren also survive. Predeceased by one daughter, Mary Carol and two sisters, Orpha and Lona. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after noon Saturday until Sunday at 11:30 a.m., when removal will be made to the Listowel Mennonite Church for funeral and committal service at 2:30p.m., Rev. Brian Laverty officiating. Spring interment, Mannheim Mennonite cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 4 Feb 1978

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Snider, Erma, daughter of Herbert and Selina Shantz, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., July 11, 1905; died at Cambridge (Preston) Ont., Feb. 3, 1978; aged 72 y. On Sept. 4, 1929, she was married to J. Stanley Snider, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Miriam Mrs. Howard Cressman, Audrey Mrs. William MacDonald, and Lucille Mrs. Elmer Ellison), 4 sons (Paul, James, Kenneth, and Robert), 15 grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Wilma Horst). She was preceded in death by one daughter and 2 sisters. She was a member of the Listowel Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 5, 1978, in charge of Brian Laverty and Herbert Schultz; interment in Mannheim Mennonite Cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume 71, Number 23 - June 6, 1978 - page 466  
Erma Shantz
 
27411 Shantz, E. Clare, 81, Ontario. Born: March 26, 1914, Kitchener, Ont., to Titus and Mary Ann Dettweiler Schantz. Died: April 4, 1995, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors - children: Elizabeth, John; siblings: Melvin, Anna Cressman; 2 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: April 7, Erb Street Mennonite Church, by Renee Sauder and Doug Snyder.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 17 - April 25, 1995 
Erval Clare Shantz
 
27412 Shantz, Ervin B., son of Jacob E. and Lydia (Bowman) Shantz, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Sept. 17, 1878; died at South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Galt, Ont., March 13, 1963; aged 84 y. 5 m. 24 d. On Feb.18, 1903, he was married to Louisa Baer, who died Dec. 31, 1962. Surviving are 2 sons (Clarence and Lester), 2 daughters (Vera and Gladys-Mrs. Arnold Gingrich), 6 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He was a member of the Preston Church, and a very active lay member of the Mennonite Conference of Ontario. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, March 16, in charge of Merle Shantz and Harold Mast.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LVI, Number 16 - April 23, 1963 pages 358, 359. 
Ervin B. Shantz
 
27413 Hallman, Mrs. Anson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Shantz, was born at Freeport, Ont., June 3, 1891; died at her home, South Kitchener, Ont., Dec. 19, 1961, after a lengthy illness; aged 70 y. 6 m. 16 d. She was married in 1918 to Anson Hallman, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Ward, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia; and Lyle, Kitchener), one daughter (Jean-Mrs. Benno Barg, Scarborough, Ont.), 2 brothers (Ervin B. and B. B., both of Freeport, Ont.), and 9 grandchildren. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church and much interested in all the church activities.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LV, Number 18 - May 1, 1962 pages 414, 415. 
Esther Shantz
 
27414 Esther Shantz, "was born December 27th, 1847. On November 29th, 1871, she was married to Menno Shoemaker."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Esther Shantz
 
27415 Esther Shantz, "was born January 7th, 1823, and died September 16th, 1883. She was married to David Eshelman."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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ESHLEMAN. - On the 16th of September, in Waterloo county, Ont., Sister Esther, wife of David Eshleman, and daughter of Isaac and Esther Shantz, aged 60 years, 8 months and 9 days. Her affliction was palsy, of which she suffered three days, when, as we believe, she went asleep in Jesus. Buried at Latshaw's graveyard. Services were held a the house by Amos Cressman and at the meeting-house by Moses Bowman and Joseph Nahrgang.2a

2aHerald of Truth - Volume XX, Number 21 - November 1, 1883, pages 332, 333  
Esther Shantz
 
27416 Esther Shantz, "was born June 2nd, 1848. She is unmarried and is home with her mother."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Esther Shantz
 
27417 Esther Shantz, "was married to Abraham Berge. Their descendants are still to be found in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She was the grandmother of Jonas Bingeman of Berlin."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Esther Shantz
 
27418 Esther Shantz, "was born October 5th, 1867. On October 1st, 1889, she was married to David Wismer, a farmer. They reside near Blair, Ontario, and have a family of one child"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Esther E. Shantz
 
27419 Esther W. Shantz, "was born March 26th, 1863. On January 15th, 1882, she was married to Owen H. Baumann. They reside at May City,"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Esther W. Shantz
 
27420 SHANTZ, Etta (nee Shantz) 1920 - 2012 Passed away peacefully on Friday, March 16, 2012 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, at age 91. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd E. Shantz; loving mother of Murray and Carol Shantz of Conestogo, Carolyn and Howie Wideman of Breslau, Larry and Dianne Shantz of Breslau and Linda Shantz-Keresztes and Lou Keresztes of Calgary; grandmother of Brad and Sheryl Shantz, Greg and Christine Shantz, Bryan and Sherri Shantz, Rhonda and Ryan Burkholder, Troy and Cory Shantz, Brent Shantz and Leigh Anne Swayne, and Adam Keresztes; great-grandmother of Jessica, Mackenzie, Ryan, Jordan, Riley and Lukas Shantz, and Abigail, Reid, and Ethan Burkholder; dear sister of Ida Schwartzentruber and Robert Shantz; and sister-in-law of Helen Shantz (Nyal), Marie Shantz, Mabel Shantz, Helen Shantz (Ion), Erma Shantz (Ward, predeceased), and Lloyd Schwartzentruber. Predeceased by brothers, Howard, Armand, Wilfred, Nyal, Ion, Arley, and Mahlon and her sister, Esther Enns. The funeral service to celebrate Etta's life and faith will be held at Breslau Mennonite Church on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Darrel Toews officiating. Interment in Breslau Mennonite Cemetery with a reception to follow at the church. Condolences for the family and donations to Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge, Breslau Mennonite Church or Cambridge Memorial Hospital may be arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.1a

1aWaterloo Record Record 17 Mar 2012 
Etta Shantz
 
27421 Eunice Shantz, "was born November 27th, 1868. She is unmarried and has her home with her father in Berlin."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Eunice Shantz
 
27422 Ezra S. Shantz, "was born August 28th, 1862. He is married to Lydia Honsberger and resides on his father's old homestead several miles west of the town of Waterloo, where he is engaged in farming. His family consists of three children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Ezra S. Shantz
 
27423 Ezra S. Shantz, "was born August 7th, 1858. On March 15th, 1888, he was married to Lydia Ann, daughter of Levi and Hester (Snyder) Stauffer. She was born December 14th, 1862. They resided near Haysville, Ontario, where he was engaged in farming until his death which took place May 10th, 1895, leaving a family of four children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Ezra S. Shantz
 
27424 Shantz, -- Ezra, son of John D. and Elizabeth (Steiner) Shantz was born Sept. 12, 1869; died March 22, 1955; aged 85 y 6 m. 10 d. On Feb. 19, 1893, he was married to Annie Loucks, who preceded him in Dec., 1952. He was ordained deacon of Shantz Church in 1911 and served faithfully for many years. Surviving are 6 sons (John of Breslau; Elmer of Kitchener; Eldon of New Dundee; Jacob and William of Baden, and Joseph of Wellsley), 3 daughters (Katherine-Mrs. Alvin Lantzer, Goshen, Ind.; Sarah-Mrs. Leonard Horst, Newbury, Ont., and Mary, Baden, Ont.), 2 sisters (Sarah-Mrs. George Weber, Lizzie-Mrs. Solomon Gehman), 23 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 26 at the Shantz Church, Baden, Ont., conducted by L. H. Witmer, M. H. Roth, and C.C. Cressman, with burial in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLVIII , Number 15 - April 12, 1955 - page 358, 359. 
Ezra S. Shantz
 
27425 FLORENCE SHANTZ 1912 - 2007 Went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, June 7, 2007, in her 95th year. Dear aunt of Margaret (Cecil) Ashley, Elaine Brubacher, Janet (Bud) Hebel, Sharon Hicknel, Randy (Reta) Shantz, Glen (Elizabeth) Brubacher, and the late John (Lorraine) Brubacher. Also will be missed by 15 great-nieces and nephews and 24 great-great nieces and nephews. Florence was predeceased by her brothers, Clinton, Elroy, and Earl and her sister, Bernice Brubacher. Florence was a dedicated lifelong member of the Erb Street Mennonite Church and gave much of her time and energy to the service of her Lord in the Church that she loved. Friends are invited to share their memories of Florence with her family during a memorial visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate Florence's life and faith will be held at Erb Street Mennonite Church, 131 Erb St. W., Waterloo, on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Eleanor Epp-Stobbe officiating. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall of the church. Condolences for the family and donations to the Mennonite Central Committee or Erb Street Mennonite Church may be arranged through the funeral home, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com In living memory of Florence, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.1a

1aTHE WATERLOO REGION RECORD - Jun. 9, 2007 
Florence Shantz
 
27426 Frances S. Shantz, "was born March 16th, 1836. On September 14th, 1858, she was married to Philip Schupp."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Frances S. Shantz
 
27427 Franklin Shantz, "the fourth son, was born September 14th, 1856. On January 6th, 1884, he was married to Leah, daughter of Abraham and Mary (Eby) Groff. She was born June 11th, 1856. They reside on his father's old place three miles north of the town of Waterloo. Their family consists of five children,.."1a

1a\bThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Shantz. - Franklin Shantz, son of Moses and Susannah Shantz, was born Sept. 14, 1856; died at his home in Waterloo, Ont., Jan. 1, 1929; aged 72 y. 3 m. 17 d. He was married to Leah Groff who predeceased him nearly five years ago. He united with the Mennonite Church in early life in which faith he died. He was of a quiet disposition, but we believe his walk and conduct spoke louder than his words. He expressed himself as being ready to meet his Lord and had a desire to depart. He leaves 3 sons, 3 daughters, 1 adopted daughter, 26 grandchildren, 4 brothers, and 5 sisters, besides a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. Noah Hunsberger and at the Waterloo Mennonite Church by Bros. Jesse Martin and Jonas Snider.2a

2a\bGospel Herald - Volume XXI, Number 42 - January 17, 1929 - p. 878, 879. 
Franklin Shantz
 
27428 Franklin E. Shantz, "was born October 13th, 1863. On September 28th, 1886, he was married to Selina Cressman who was born December 15th, 1867. They reside on his father's old homestead."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Franklin E. Shantz
 
27429 Succumbs To Heart Attack At Moore Street Home; President, Board Of Trade

Suffering a heart attack at ten o'clock Sunday morning, Ald. Frederick Robert Shantz passed away at his home on Moore street shortly afterward. His passing came with tragic suddenness as he was said to be recovering from the effects of a similar shock a week ago. Word of the paasing of Ald. Shantz cast a profound gloom over municipal circles of Preston where he was popularly known. Mayor Mark M. Donald when acquainted with Ald. Shantz' s death expressed profound regret. Other municipal officers as well as N. 0. Hipel, M.P.P., expressed a note of sorrow in his sudden demise.
Board of Trade President
In the death of Ald. Fred R. Shants the Preston Board of Trade loses its president. He had been a valued member of that organisation for some years having held the chief executire office in 1931 and was returned by acclamation this year at the annual meeting in January. The late Mr. Shantz had climbed steadily in the board holding office first in 1929 when he was elected to the second vice-presidency. In 1930 he was vice-president. Of a keen progressive mind, Ald. Shantz took an active interest in the Board of Trade. He was particularly anxious that more industries should be secured for the town. One of his last acts on behalf of the board was to aid in the preparation of material for industrial publication which the board is sponsoring. Carrying his activities further abroad, Ald. Shantz was chairman of the industrial committee of the Grand River Valley Boards of Trade. In this connection he represented Preston at the various meetings of that body throughout the valley. Because of its scope and possibilities, the late alderman was particularly enthusiastic over the Grand River Valley Boards of Trade.
Alderman since 1929
As an alderman the late Fred Shantz was very conscientious. He was elected in 1929 and that year started preparation of the building bylaw being chairman of the bylaws committee. The following year, 1930, he was reelected and was placed in charge of the industrial committee of the council, a post which he has held until his death. Through the late alderman's initiative considerable advancement was made towards the improvement of the Galt-Preston highway, a project that he worked at diligently in the hopes that eventually that dangerous thoroughfare would be bettered. Only a few days before his illness Ald. Shantz had been in communication with Premier Henry regarding the highway situation and he confidently felt that the present year would see some definite steps taken as an unemployment aid. Ald. Shantz 's last appearance in public office was at the last meeting of the.town council when he delivered a lengthy criticism of Hydro administration. A lifelong Liberal. Ald. Shantz was generally looked upon as candidate for that party in the next federal election. He was nominated at the last contention the party had in South Waterloo losing the nomination to C. R. Widdifield of Galt by a single vote.
Born In Preston
The late Fred Shantz was born in Preston, son of the late Peter E. Shantz and Mrs. Shantz of Church street, on October 12, 1875 and was in his 57th year. After receiving his primary education at local public schools he attended Galt Collegiate institute and after graduation from there entered the foundry. Leaving that institution he went to Toronto where he was with the advertising departments of the Mail and Empire and The Globe between 1908 and 1914. For a time he was with the Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada in Toronto and later was connected with that company in Detroit to which city he was transferred from Toronto. For some years he was in Cleveland and St. Louis. The late alderman returned to Preston in 1927 assuming the trusteeship of the P. E. Shantz estate. As a director for Preston of the Waterloo Historical Society, the late Ald. Shantz was much interested in its activities. He was also president of the Shantz Reunion held in Waterloo in 1920. One of the citizens interested in bringing the Dominion Motor Sleigh Company, Limited, to Preston, the late Ald. Shantz was Secretary, of that firm. He was also a member of the Preston Business Men's Club and on the executive of the South Waterloo Liberal Association. He is survived by his wife, who before her marriage was Bertha Cable of Toronto. Two brothers, Cyrus B. of Preston and Samuel P. of Toronto and three sisters, Mr. John G. Gardiner of Regina, Sask., Mrs. Leon Archibald of Minneapolis Minn. and Minnie B. Shantz, also of Minneapolis, survive. The funeral will take place from his late residence, 966 Moore street, Preston, on Tuesday afternon at 2.30 o'clock. Interment will be made in Preston cemetery .

Kitchener Daily Record 21 Mar 1932 pg 3 
Frederick Robert Shantz "Fred" Shantz
 
27430 While death notices at least brought closure, the announcement in April 1945 that Frederick Weber Shantz failed to return after flying a mission over Germany left family and friends hoping that he would be found alive. An investigation following the war, however, revealed that Shantz, along with five other airmen, were killed when their plane was shot down. They were buried together at Amelsbueren, Germany, though a seventh man survived the rest of the war in a POW camp.1a

1aThe Cord Weekly 9 Nov 2005 
Frederick Weber Shantz
 
27431 Brubacher, Gladys Passed away peacefully at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital on Friday, June 29, 2012 in her 89th year. Gladys Brubacher (nee Shantz) was the beloved wife of the late Abner Brubacher (1993). Dear mother of Arlene McCarthy and her husband Art of Barrie, Sharon McNab and her husband Al of Comox, BC, Maynard Brubacher and his wife Cynthia of Elmira, Sandra Faulds and her husband Alan of Eden Mills, Beverley Gaeler and her husband Brett of Baden, Colleen Bender and her husband David of Ayr. Loved mother-in-law of Bernice Brubacher of St. Jacobs. Devoted grandmother of 18 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Lovingly remembered by siblings Mervin Shantz, Eugene Shantz, Muriel Hayes and Wilfred Shantz. Predeceased by her son Richard (2000) and her brother Floyd. Gladys was a charter member of Bethel Mennonite Church, RR 1, Elora, in 1947. The family will receive their relatives and friends at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, on Sunday, July 1, 2012 from 2-5 p.m. Memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at Bethel Mennonite Church, RR 1, Elora, on Monday, July 2, 2012 at 2 p.m. The casket will be open at the church on Monday from 1 p.m. until the interment in Bethel Mennonite Cemetery at 1:45 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Mennonite Central Committee would be appreciated by the family. Gladys Shantz
 
27432 Gingrich, Gladys, 81. Born: Nov. 20, 1909, Cambridge, Ont., to Ervin and Louisa (Baer) Shantz. Died: Apr. 4, 1991, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-children: Paul, Ruth Tuach; sister and brother: Vera Shantz, Lester; 5 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Arnold Gingrich (husband). Funeral: Apr. 8, First Mennonite Church, by Brice Balmer. Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume 84, Number 18 -April 30, 1991 - pages 14, 15

____________________

GINGRICH, Gladys - At KW Hospital, on Thurs.,Apr. 4, 1991, aged 81 years, of 1414 King St. E., Kitchener. Mrs. Gingrich was born and raised in Cambridge (Preston) and was a d/o the late Louisa and Ervin Shantz. She lived for many years near Bothwell,Ont., for 15 years in London, Ont., and since 1975 had resided in Kitchener. She was a member of First Mennonite Church, Kitchener.

Predeceased by her husband, Rev. Arnold Gingrich in 1970 and one brother,Clarence Shantz. Dear mother of Paul Gingrich and his wife Alison Hayford of Regina,Sask., and Ruth and her husband John Tuach of St. John's Nfld. She is also lovingly remembered by five grandchildren, Jane and Meg Gingrich and Heather, Kenneth and William Tuach; one sister, Vera Shantz of Cambridge and one brother, Lester Shantz and his wife Alberta of Hamilton....Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London...."

Kitchener-Waterloo Record Newspaper 
Gladys Shantz
 
27433 Shantz, Gordon, son of Amos and Emma (Spaeth) Shantz, was born in Ayr, Ont., July 16, 1917; died at Harrisonburg, Va., Aug. 30, 1975; aged 58 y. He was married to Elizabeth Horst, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Ivan B., Gordon A., and David H.), one daughter (Lorna Beth), one brother (Norman E. Shantz), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Mary Witmer and Mrs. Irene Kinzie). He was a member of the Mt. Clinton Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Ivan Magal; interment in the Mt. Clinton Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. 68, No. 39 - October 7, 1975 , p. 722 
Gordon William Shantz
 
27434 Metzger, Grace Shantz, 86, Elmira, Ont. Born: July 31, 1908, Breslau, Ont., to Benj Benjamin and Myra Snyder Shantz. Died: July 2, 1995, St. Jacobs, Ont. Survivors-husband: Wesley Metzger; stepdaughter: Ruby Eileen Weber; brothers and sisters: Gordon, Ralph, and Roy Shantz, Violet Good, Marjorie Martin, Edna Hilborn; 6 step grandchildren, 6 step great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: July 5, Elmira Mennonite Church, by Dale R. Bauman.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 36 - September 12, 1995  
Grace Shantz
 
27435 BRAUN, Mrs. Gordon L. (Grace) -- On Thursday, Jan 30, 1986, at K-W Hospital, after a lengthy illness, the former Grace Shantz, aged 84 years, of Scott Pavillion, formerly of 146 Lancaster St. E, Kitchener. Beloved wife of Gordon L. Braun; mother of Willard and his wife Mae and Murray and his wife Marilyn, all of Kitchener; grandmother of June (Mrs. Michael Einoff) of Owen Sound, Douglas, twins Roger and Robert, David and Steven. Three great-grandchildren also survive. Predeceased by her parents, Abraham Shantz and the former Sarah Good; her sister Sylvia and her brother Clarence. She was a lifelong member of Bethany Missionary Church; formerly active in the WMS of the church, the board of trustees of the church and a former local and district treasurer of the Women's Christian Temperance Union. Mrs. Braun retired in 1973 from Braun's Bicycle and Locksmith, a business she and her husband founded in 1925. Friends may call at the Ratz- Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 2 p.m. Saturday. Funeral and committal service in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Sun- day at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. John Hamilton officiating. Interment Memory Gardens. Expressions of sympathy may be shown by donations to the WMS Memorial Fund of the church.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 31 Jan 1986 
Grace Gertrude Shantz
 
27436 BOWMAN, Grace I. (Mrs. Solomon B.) - Peacefully, on Friday, March 28, 2008 at Heritage House, St. Jacobs. Grace (Shantz) Bowman age 98 years formerly of Elmira. Beloved wife of the late Solomon Bowman (2001). Dear mother of Ruth Ann and Ron Sauder of Elmira. Devoted grandmother of Krista and Doug Leis of Elmira. Also lovingly remembered by her two great-grandsons, Dylan and Branden. Grace was the last surviving member of her family having been predeceased by her parents, Uzziah and Lydia Ann (Cressman) Shantz; her sister, Erma; her brother, Leonard and her brother Claude in infancy. The family will receive their friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At noon on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, transfer will be made to the Floradale Mennonite Church for Funeral Service at 2 p.m. with Pastor Fred Redekop officiating followed by interment in the Floradale Mennonite Cemetery. In her memory donations to the St. Mary's Hospital Cardiac Care Unit would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 31 Mar 2008 
Grace Ilene Shantz
 
27437 Bowman -- Hannah, daughter of the late Aaron and Barbara (Nahrgang) Shantz, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., on April 10, 1864; died Dec. 12, 1938, at her home near Haysville, Ont., in her 75th year. She had been in failing health for a number of years. On Oct. 30, 1883, she was married to Benjamin Bowman who predeceased her a little over two years ago. Sister Bowman was a faithful, active member of the Mennonite Church since her youth. Surviving are 3 sons (Weston of Toronto, Tobias of Kitchener, and Aaron on the homestead), 2 daughters (Mrs. Titus Rosenberger of Saskatchewan and Anna at home), 5 sisters, and 14 grandchildren. One sister predeceased her. Funeral services were held Dec. 15 from the home to the Geiger Mennonite Church in charge of Bro. M. H. Roth, assisted by Bro. M. Hallman. Text, John 14:1-3. Burial in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald January 12, 1939 - Vol. XXXI, No. 41 - pages 886, 887 
Hannah Shantz
 
27438 Hannah Shantz, "was born June 25th, 1848. On November 10th, 1874, she was married to Daniel Cressman, a farmer."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

____________________

Hannah Shantz, wife of the late Daniel E. Cressman, died on Tuesday, March 5, 1940 in her 92nd year, at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Jacob Axt) with whom she had her home. She was born near Haysville, Ont., the eldest daughter of Joseph Y. and Elizabeth (Stauffer) Shantz. In 1874 she was married to Daniel E. Cressman and lived for some years in Oxford county. After retiring from the farm they lived in New Hamburg until the death of her husband, after which she lived with her daughters. She is survived by 2 sons (Alvin of Ceylon, Sask,; and Joseph of Kitchener), 3 daughters (Mrs. Emanuel Schmitt of Baden, Mrs. Jacob Axt of Petersburg, and Mrs. Irvin Gimbel of Breslau), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Moses Cressman and Mrs. Ezra Cressman of New Hamburg). She was preceded in death by her daughter (Agnes) in 1917 and her husband in 1925, also by 7 brothers and 2 sisters. She was a faithful member of the Biehn Mennonite Church for many years and was interested in all her activities. In her latter years she often expressed her desire to go home and after a brief illness this wish was realized. The funeral services were in charge of Bros. L. H. Witmer, Orphen Wismer, and M. H. Roth at the Biehn Mennonite Church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXIII, No 3 - April 18, 1940 ---- page 52, 53 
Hannah Shantz
 
27439 Hannah Shantz, "was born June 10th, 1837, and died March 15th, 1891. On May 13th, 1856, she was married to Christian Rosenberger."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Shantz
 
27440 Hannah Shantz, "was born June 12th, 1829. On October 28th, 1851, she was married to Moses C. Snyder who died August 30th, 1871."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Shantz
 
27441 Hannah Shantz, "was born June 13th, 1809, and died May 20th, 1834. She was not married."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Shantz
 
27442 Hannah Shantz, "was born June 19th, 1851, and died September 30th, 1885. She was married to Daniel Kesselring, a farmer, and had a family of six children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Shantz
 
27443 Hannah Shantz, "was born March 17th, 1834. She is married to David Wismer, a sawmiller. They reside in Plattsville, Ontario, and have a family of eight children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Shantz
 
27444 Hannah Shantz, "was born October 15th, 1863. She is home and unmarried."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Shantz
 
27445 WEBER. Hannah Weber, (nee Shantz) wife of Joseph S. Weber, died at her home near Waterloo, Ont., Aug. 16, 1925, at the age of 58 y. 11 m. 16 d. Death was due to Bulbar Paralysis with which she was afflicted for a year or more. It affected her neck and throat to the extent that she could not speak, eat nor drink the last while. She made her wants known by writing. She accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church in her youth, living a devoted, consistent life, and bore her suffering very patiently, looking forward to the time when she would be relieved from all distress, where sorrow and pain will not be known. She often expressed a desire to depart and be with Christ which was for her far better. Funeral services were held on Aug. 19, at the Waterloo Mennonite Church by the brethren, Oscar Burkholder, Jonas Snider, and Noah Hunsberger. She leaves to mourn her departure, a beloved husband, twelve children, two sisters, five brothers, and twenty-three grandchildren. May God bless and sustain them in their bereavement.1a

1aGospel Herald , Sept. 3, 1925  
Hannah Shantz
 
27446 Hannah Shantz, "was born January 21st, 1857. She is married to Benjamin S. Hallman. They reside in Berlin."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Hannah B. Shantz
 
27447 Hannah L. Shantz, "was born March 24th, 1855, and was married to John Pryor, February 2nd, 1875. She died December 15th 1875."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Hannah L. Shantz
 
27448 Harriet B. Shantz, "was born August 31st, 1844. On March 18th, 1866, she was married to Rev. Jacob B. Detweiler. They have no family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Harriet B. Shantz
 
27449 Henry Shantz, "the second youngest son of Christian and Hannah (Paul) Shantz, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, November 3rd, 1804. In 1810 he came to Canada with his parents and spent his boyhood days on his father's farm on the west side of the Grand River at the Toll Bridge (Freeport). On September 23rd, 1828, he was married to Lydia, daughter of Peter and Anna (Zimmerman) Martin. She was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, August 2nd, 1810, and came to Canada when nine years old (1819). In 1829 they moved to North Dumfries Township, about two miles south of Roseville, where they resided until his death which took place October 4th, 1877. He was a minister of the Mennonite Church for a number of years and later on he was ordained bishop which position he filled with honor unto his end. He had a family of ten children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

_____________________________

Roseville Mennonite Church (Detweiler Meeting House)

Services began in homes in the area with the arrival of the first settlers around 1822. A first meeting house was built about 1830 approximately a half-mile west of Roseville, on the south side of the road. One acre of land on the northeast corner of Lot 37, Concession 11, North Dumfries Township, was transferred from Samuel C. Snyder. The deed for the property was dated 1830, but it was not registered until August 1842. A stone meeting house was built in 1855 just slightly east of the old log meeting house; the church was dedicated on November 25, 1855 by the congregation's first minister, Jacob F. Detweiler. Henry Shantz, Enoch Detweiler and Solomon Gehman were the ministers who followed Jacob F. Detweiler.

Sunday School began in 1924 and in 1933 Young People's Bible Meetings were organized. The latter meetings were held in conjunction with those of the Blenheim Mennonite Church. A Sunday School classroom was added to the Detweiler church in 1956.

Moses Bowman, a layman from First Mennonite Church in Kitchener, was ordained minister to Detweiler Mennonite Church in 1938 where he continued to serve until the time of his death in 1964. The small congregation was served by visiting ministers until it disbanded in January 1966. Some of the remaining families are reported to have joined with Blenheim Mennonite Church at that time.2a

2aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose 
Bishop Henry Shantz
 
27450 Henry Shantz, "was born October 7th, 1851. On February 9th, 1875, he was married to Veronica Martin. They reside in North Dumfries Township, about two miles from Roseville. Their family consists of six children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Henry Shantz
 
27451 Shantz. - Henry D., son of Mr. and Mrs. David Shantz, was born near Mannheim, Ont.; died at his home in Wellesley, Ont., Jan. 21, 1946; aged 64 y. 10 m. His first wife, Catherine Fry, preceded him 17 years ago. In 1932 he married Barbara Bender, who survives. He was a faithful member of Shantz Church. Surviving besides his wife are 4 daughters: (Elvina -- Mrs. Wesley Metzger, Elmira; Clara -- Mrs. Russel Thomas, Kitchener; Lillian -- Mrs. Daniel Schmitt, Waterloo; Dorothy at home); one brother (Rudy, Hespeler, Ont.); and 2 sisters (Mrs. Jacob Fry, Williamsburg, and Mrs. Herbert Klemmer, Rosetown, Sask.). Eleven grandchildren also survive. Six sons preceded him. Funeral services and burial were conducted by L. H. Witmer and C. F. Derstine at Shantz Mennonite Church, Baden, Ont.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXVIII, No . 46 - February 15, 1946, pages 894,895.
 
Henry Shantz
 
27452 Henry B. Shantz, "only son of second wife, was born Augtust 5th, 1874."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Henry B. Shantz
 
27453 Henry B. Shantz, "was born December 16th, 1841. On October 20th, 1863, he was married to Lydia Snyder. They reside near Berlin where he is engaged in raising vegetables for the market. To them were born the following children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Henry B. Shantz
 
27454 Henry B. Shantz, "was born December 3rd, 1840. On August 25th, 1867, he was married to Sarah Musselman. He died March 14th, 1881."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Henry B. Shantz
 
27455 Henry B. Shantz, "was born May 21st, 1859. He is an srtist and resides in Chicago, Illinois, where he is doing a well-paying business. He is not married."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Henry B. Shantz
 
27456 Shantz, -- Henry Cyrenius, son of Henry and Magdalena (Bauman) Shantz, was born in Marysborough Twp., Ont., on June 4, 1879; passed away March 4, 1955, in the Lanigan Hospital near his home at Guernsey, Sask; aged 75 y. 9 m. On June 5, 1906, he was married to Angeline Snider, who preceded him in death on Jan. 22, 1952, at the identical age of his passing. To this union were born 5 sons and 2 daughters (Wesley, Arthur, Lincoln, Olive-Mrs. Clair Biehn, Eileen-Mrs. Harold Biehn, all of Guernsey; Leonard of Elmira, Ont., and Daniel, who died in infancy). One sister (Mrs. Henry Brubaker), one half sister (Mrs. Seranus Martin), and four half brothers (Ozias, Amos, Eli, and Nelson Gingerich), all living near Kitchener, Ont. Two half sisters and one half brother preceded him in death. There are 29 grandchildren, of which 4 are in Ontario and the rest at Guernsey. As a young man he went to Alberta, living at Mayton, Alta., on a homestead and following his marriage he mad his home near Aldersyde, Ala., until 1929 when the family moved to Guernsey. We praise God for the manifestation of His grace in the life of our brother. Funeral services were held March 8, conducted by Stanley Shantz, assisted by Arnold Shantz.

Gospel Herald - Volume XLVIII , Number 13 - March 29, 1955 - page 310, 311 
Henry Cyrenas Shantz
 
27457 Henry W. Shantz, "was born February 16th, 1852. On October 29th, 1876, he was married to Magdalena Baumann. They resided in Maryborough Township where he died August 1st, 1879, leaving two children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Henry W. Shantz
 
27458 Shantz.-Henry Willard, eldest son of Menno and Esther Shantz, of Ayr, Ont., was born Dec. 23, 1909; died May 3, 1939, aged 29 y. 4 m. 11 d. Sick only one week, death was due to erysipelas of the face and brain. He leaves father and mother, 3 brothers (John, Irvin, and Samuel) and 5 sisters (Estelle, Mrs. Horsfal, Ella, Marion, and Doris), as well as a host of friends. Two brothers predeceased him in infancy. An active, consistent Christian since his conversion at the age of 13; S. S. Sup't of the congregation at Roseville; a 1937 graduate of the Ontario Mennonite Bible School of Kitchener, Ont., and a willing helper in other rural missions fields, it is hard for us to understand why our Lord saw fit to allow his removal so early in life; but we realize that he will continue to speak to us who are left behind to carry on the work in which he was so interested. Services were conducted at the home by Bro. Moses S. Bowman and at the church by Bros. Lorne Schmitt and Moses H. Roth. Text, II Cor. 5:1.1a

1aGospel Herald May 18, 1939 - Vol. XXXII, No.7- pages 158, 159, 160  
Henry Willard Shantz
 
27459 Shantz, --Herbert, eldest son of the late Aaron and Leah (Snider) Shantz, was born Dec. 6, 1874; passed away at his home Feb.28, after a long illness; aged 80 y. 2 m. 22 d. Early in his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the David Eby Church, and later the Erb Street Mennonite Church. On Dec. 12, 1900, he was united in marriage to Selina Shantz, Manheim, with whom he shared life's joys and sorrows for 54 years. Surviving him are his companion, 4 daughters, (Orpha-Mrs. Vernon Woolner, Kitchener; Lona-Mrs. Joseph Martin, Elimira; Erma-Mrs. Stanley Snider, Kitchener; and Wilma-Mrs. Martin Horst, Waterloo), 12 grandchildren, one great grandchild, one brother (Ephraim), and one sister (Mrs. Urias Snider, Waterloo). One sister preceded him in death in 1935. He was faithful Christian and always interested in the work of the church. Services were conducted at the Erb St. Mennonite Church, Waterloo, Ont., by Clare Shantz and J. B. Martin, with burial in the Erb Street Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLVIII , Number 13 - March 29, 1955 page 310, 311 
Herbert Shantz
 
27460 Herman S. Shantz, "was born March 2nd, 1864. He is married to Sarah Smith. They reside near Baden, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

________________________

partial obituary

Herman S. Shantz,86, died Sat. in London Hospital following a lengthy illness. Born in Wilmot Tp., he was the last surviving member of the David Y. Shantz family. He farmed in Wilmot Tp. for more than 40 years. He attended the Shantz Mennonite Church in Baden. His wife predeceased him in Feb. 1937. Surviving are three sons, Lincoln Shantz, Black Diamond, Alta.; Russell and Lloyd, Waterloo; six daughters, Mrs. Jacob (Salena) Cressman, Kitchener; Mrs. Arthur (Alfretta) Roth, New Hamburg; Miss Olive Shantz, Lowville, N.Y.; Mrs. Clinton (Edna) Habel, Grand Bend; Mrs. Clarence (Lyla) Roth, Baden; Mrs. Noah (Violet) Herner, Petersburg, 23 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren...2a

2aKitchener-Waterloo Record 2 Oct 1950 
Herman S. Shantz
 
27461 Probate: 1928 Note:
Probate Record
Payette County, Idaho
Book 1, Page 202

Instrument No. 22779

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF THE COUNTY OF PAYETTE, STATE OF IDAHO

In the Matter of the Estate )
Of ) ORDER CONFIRMING SALE OF
Minnie Crighton, Deceased) REAL ESTATE.

P. F. Rieger, administrator of the estate of Minnie Crighton, deceased having made and returned to this Court, and filed in the office of the Clerk thereof, his return of his proceedings under the order of sale herein, and said matter coming on regularly this day to be heard, and it having been presented to the Court, that in pursuance to said order, and as ordered by the Court, the Clerk of this Court caused notice of the time and place of hearing said sale to be posted up in three of the most public places in the city and county of Payette, state of Idaho, in which the lands ordered to be sold is situate, and it being published in the Payette Enterprise, a newspaper published and of general circulation in the said city and county, in three successive issues, next before such sale, in which order of sale and notice, the lands and tenements to be sold were described with common certainty, as follows, to-wit:

Lot seventeen (17) of Block Two (2) of Gorrie's Addition to the city of Payette, as shown on the official plat thereof on file in the office of the County Recorder of Payette County, Idaho.

That at such sale Robert M. Keith became the purchaser of said real estate for the sum of Ten Thousand two hundred ($10,200.00) dollars, and being the highest and best bidder and said sum being the highest and best sum bid, and all and singularly the law and the premises, being by the Court seen, heard, understood and fully considered, WHEREFORE, it is by the Court, ORDERED, ADJUDGED and DECREED, that said sale be and the same is hereby confirmed and approved and the proper and legal conveyances of said real estate are hereby directed to be executed to said purchaser by said administrator.

Dated this 4th day of October, 1928.
E. C. S. Brainard
(SEAL) Probate Judge

STATE OF IDAHO)
County of Payette) ss.

I, E. C. S. Braindard, Probate Judge and Ex-Officio Clerk of the Probate Court of Payette County, Idaho, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a full, true and correct copy of the Order Confirming Sale, made and entered in the above entitled Court, as shown by the records and files of the above entitled Court, under my custody and in my control.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set me hand and affixed the seal of said Probate Court this 4th day of October, 1928.

(PROBATE COURT SEAL) E. C. S. Brainard
Clerk of said Probate Court.

STATE OF IDAHO)
County of Payette) ss.

I hereby certify that this instrument was filed for record at the request of Henry Ashcroft at 30 minutes past 1 o'clock P. M. this 4 day of Oct. 1928, in my office and duly recorded.

Lillian Wilson
Ex-Officio Recorder

Fees $1.001a

1a[from Patty Theurer on Ancestry.com shontz group - BDH 4/1/2006] 
Hermina Shantz
 
27462 ADAIR, Hilda

Suddenly, at her residence, on Thursday, Jan. 31, 1991, Mrs. Hilda Adair (Shantz), of Scott Street, Kitchener. Hilda was a member of St. Mary's RC Church. Loving mother of Rose of Kitchener, Helen and her husband Frank Brown of Harbour Grace, Nfld.; sister of Gilbert Shantz of Waterloo, Sylvester Shantz of Kitchener; sister-in-law of Floyd and Eddie Adair and Mrs. Lena Lewis. Also remembered by her cousins; Clara, Lucy, Bob and Eunice. Predeceased by her parents and her husband, Ted in 1987. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel, on Monday at 11 a.m., with Father Peter Watters officiating. Interment Parkview cemetery, Waterloo.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 2 Feb 1991 pg A8 
Hilda May Shantz
 
27463 EBY, Hilda (Hildagarde) - Passed away at Chateau Gardens Nursing Home, Elmira, on Wednesday, October 17, 2007, at the age of 101. Hilda was a lifetime member of Historic St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Queen St., Kitchener. Hilda and her husband Nelson grew and sold gladioli and mums from the patio of their Heiman Street home in Kitchener for over 40 years. Predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Nelson Eby, who passed away November 11, 2000. Dear mother of John and his wife Gail of Elmira; grandmother of Melina of Vancouver, Miranda McLean (Darren) of Guelph and Bradley Nichols of Toronto. Survived by her sister, Othelia of Kitchener; her sister-in-law, Elvera of Toronto; brother-in-law, Herbert Eby and his wife Norma of Kitchener and sister-in-law, Miriam Knutson of Kitchener. Predeceased also by her parents, William Shantz and the former Dorothea Roepke; brothers, Earl and Leonard and sisters, Dorothy Ernst and Alvina Kolpin. Hilda's family will receive friends and relatives at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home , 621 King St. W., Kitchener on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The complete funeral service will be held at Historic St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 137 Queen St. S., Kitchener on Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 2 p.m. Interment at Memory Gardens, Breslau. Donations to Historic St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Kitchener or to Chateau Gardens Nursing Home Ladies Auxiliary. Special thanks to the staff at Chateau Gardens who gave Hilda such great care since 1997. On-line condolences to www.mem.com1a

1aTHE RECORD, Kitchener, Ontario - Oct. 18, 2007  
Hildagarde Wilhelmina Shantz
 
27464 Hiram B. Shantz, "was born November 21st, 1851. He resides at Sheldon, Iowa. No information in regard to wife nor family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Hiram B. Shantz
 
27465 Shantz: Dr. Homer LeRoy Shantz, 82, notable father of Ben Shantz,prominent Silver City attorney, died Sunday, June 22, in Rapid City, South Dakota, of a heart attack. He was a frequent visitor at the home of his son here in recent years, the last visit being two weeks ago. At the time of his death he was actively engaged in a resurvey of the vegetation of the Northern Great Plains, a project sponsored by the University of Arizona, together with Prof. Walter S. Phillips, head of the Department of Botany. Dr. Shantz was born in Kent County, Michigan, Jan. 24, 1876. Hewas educated at Colorado College in Colorado Springs and the University of Nebraska. Thereafter he worked in the Bureau of Plant Industry of the U. S. Department of Agriculture for many years. He was professor of botany at the University of Illinois and president of the University of Arizona from 1928 to 1936, with an outstanding record as an educator during which the university made great progress. From 1936 to his retirement in 1944, he was the Chief of the Forest Service. But he never actually retired. Dr. Shantz made three extended trips through Africa and was the author of many articles on the soils and vegetation of Africa and of the Western United States. Fame International Dr. Shantz, internationally know plant geographer, ecologist, author and educator, received the outstanding achievement award for 1953 of the Associtation of American Geographers. The award was presented at the Association's 50th anniversary meeting in Philadelphia. In 1957, he recieved the National Society Botanical Award. In the geographic field, Dr. Shantz was best known for his map of native vegetation types in the United States. 1

1New Mexico Genealogy, History and Vital Records http://www.rootsweb.com/~nma/



Dr. Leroy Shantz lived in 1917 in Washington, DC.
 
Dr. Homer Leroy Shantz
 
27466 Howard and Russel Schantz

Difficult blows of fate have stricken the couple, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Schantz, residents near Rummelhardt, west of Waterloo. Last Wednesday, their three-year-old son, Howard, died and on Saturday, seven-year-old Russel passed away, both as a result of chest infections. A little daughter is severely ill at present.1a

1aBerliner Journal 3 Mar 1904 Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk for the Kitchener Public Library 
Howard Shantz
 
27467 SHANTZ.- On the 20th of November. In Wilmot twp., Waterloo Ont., Ida, daughter of Jonathan and Caroline Shantz, aged 5 years, 6 months and 4 days. Buried at Blenheim; Funeral services by Joseph Nahrgang in German, and Noah Stauffer in English. Text, 1 Peter 1:24.1a

1aHerald of Truth - Volume XX, Number 23 - December 1, 1883, page 365 
Ida Shantz
 
27468 SHANTZ, Ion - Passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Kitchener. Ion resided in Kitchener and was formerly of Millbank. He was born 81 years ago in Wilmot Township and was the son of the late Manasseh and Louida (Cressman) Shantz. Beloved husband of Helen (Lichti) Shantz whom he married October 1, 1955. Sadly missed by his daughters, Joan and Dennis Martin of Baden, Judy and Greg Witmer of Calgary, Donna Lowery of Kitchener, Kathy and Mark Hagar of Carlisle, Christine Evershed and Doug Arthur of Waterdown. Loving grandfather of Nicole (John), Lisa (Derek), Jackie (Steve), Michael (Danielle), Matthew, Megan, Brock, Jenna, Hilary, Luke and Jacob and great-grandfather of Brayden, Ashley and Kaleb. Also missed by his sisters and brothers, Etta Shantz of Cambridge, Robert and Lena Shantz, Arley and Mabel Shantz all of New Hamburg, Ida and Lloyd Schwartzentruber of Kitchener and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Irene Shantz and Marie Shantz both of Kitchener, Helen Shantz of New Hamburg, Melvin Lichti of Wellesley, Luella Wagler of Millbank, Alvin Roes of British Columbia and Emma Lichti of Linwood. Ion was predeceased by his brothers and sister, Howard and Hilda Shantz, Wilfred and Selda Shantz, Armand Shantz, Nyal Shantz; twin brother, Mahlon Shantz; Esther and Aaron Enns and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mary Lichti, David Wagler, Albert Lichti, Marie Roes and Peter and Betty Lichti. Ion was a member of Shantz Mennonite Church, RR. 2, Baden. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home , 291 Huron St., New Hamburg on Friday, September 5, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.. The Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, September 6, 2008 at 3 p.m. at Shantz Mennonite Church with Pastor Ellie Huebner officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre or Shantz Mennonite Church. Online Condolences or Memorial Donations at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 4 Sep 2008 
Ion C. Shantz
 
27469 Leis, Iona (Shantz), 82. Born: Feb. 13, 1910, Waterloo Twp., Ont., to Norman and Emma (Rosenberger) Shantz. Died: May 7, 1992, Kitchener, Ont., of a heart attack. Survivors-children: Nancy, Robert, Elizabeth Ann, Norma. Predeceased by: Joseph (husband). Funeral: May 9, Edward Good Funeral Home, Kitchener, Ont., by Paul Martin. Burial: Memory Gardens, Kitchener. Iona Shantz
 
27470 Schmidt, Irene, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elias Shantz, was born in Waterloo Twp., Ont., Feb. 7, 1894; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clifford Hamacher, Petersburg, Ont., July 3, 1965; aged 71 y. 4 m. 26 d. Her first husband, Horace Hallman, died in 1952. In 1954 she married Albert Schmidt, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Ervin and Orval Hallman), one daughter (Myrtle - Mrs. Clifford Hamacher), and 3 grandchildren. She was a former member of the Mannheim Church, where funeral services were held July 6, in charge of Donald Wenger and Osiah Horst.

Gospel Herald - Volume LVIII, Number 33 - August 24, 1965 pages 755, 756 
Irene Shantz
 
27471 Koch, Irene Miriam Roth, 83, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: Jan. 23, 1914, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Simeon and Celina Cressman Shantz. Died: Sept. 9, 1997, New Hamburg, Ont. Survivors - husband: Orton Koch; children: Doreen Houston, Enid Slabaugh, Lloyd, Phyllis Bishop, Rhoda Gingerich; sisters: Mary, Edna, Ferne, Audrey; 14 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 13, Wilmot Mennonite Church, by Glyn Jones1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 90, Number 42 - October 28, 1997 
Irene Miriam Shantz
 
27472 Shantz, Irvin, 94, St. Jacobs, Ont. Born: May 25, 1902, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Norman and Emma Rosenberger Shantz. Died: Feb. 20, 1996, St. Jacobs, Ont., of a heart attack. Survivors-sons: Milo, Ross; sisters: Edith Nahrgang, Reta Gingerich; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Lavina Roth (wife). Funeral and burial: Feb. 24, Nith Valley Mennonite Church, by Harold Schilk.1a

1aGospel Herald- Volume 89, Number 13 - March 26, 1996 
Irvin Shantz
 
27473 Isaac Shantz, "the third son of Abraham Shantz, was born February 12, 1809. On October 7th, 1830, he was married to Sarah Stauffer. He died January 21st, 1867. They had a family of twelve children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Isaac Shantz
 
27474 Isaac Shantz, "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, April 23rd, 1783. On October 15th, 1808, he was married to Esther, daughter of George and Elizabeth (Morris) Bechtel. She was born February 2nd, 1786, and died near Berlin, Ontario, July 24th, 1867. In 1808 Mr. Shantz, in company with his mother, his brother, Joseph, and his sister Veronica, moved to Canada and settled on the farm now in possession of Abraham H. Wamboldt. (This farm is a little to the south-east of Berlin). Here he resided until his death which took place December 12th, 1854. To them were born eleven children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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A-1-55 Isaac Shantz: Last Will and Testament of Isaac Shantz of the Township of Waterloo.

…I, Isaac Shantzs of the Township of Waterloo, being of good health and of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament…That is to say first, that all my just debts shall be paid, Second I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Esther, all my Books, four beds and bedsteads, my stove and pipe, my 24-hour clock and case, my case of Drawers, my bureau and cubboard[sic] and all that is in them both, one spinning wheel and real one table and kitchen furniture to the amount of ten dollars; also two cows and six sheep and two hundred dollars in cash out of the first moneys arising out of my Estate, and sixty dollars as Dowry, or the interest at six percent on one thousand dollars, each and every year during her natural life, further I order and devise and it is my will, that my son Isaac B. Shantz shall have my farm at Three thousand dollars in manner and form following, that is to say, the said Isaac is to pay two thousand dollars in ten annual yearly equal installments of two hundred dollars each, and also sixty dollars as the interest on one thousand dollars, each and every year during widowhood of my beloved wife. Should my loving wife depart this natural life, before the two thousand dollars are fully paid, then my son Isaac, or his successors, shall pay two hundred and fifty dollars each and every year, till the full amount of three thousand dollars are fully paid….I give and bequeath to all my sons and daughters, or their heirs and successors share and share alike, except my daughter Mary Herner, she is to have the interest at six per cent on her share each and every year, so long as she is and remains the wife of Samuel Herner, after his death, the said Samuel Herner, she or her heirs shall have her full share and portion as my other children, and I do hereby nominate my son Samuel Shantz and my son-in-law Abraham Mayer, as Executors in full power, as my own person of this my Last Will and Testament.

Witnessed by Jacob S. Shoemaker and William Thoman
Dated 18 September 1850
Will proven 16 January 1855
Inventory £88/0/9
Died 12 December 18541a

1aSurrogate Court Records Copybook Register A 1853-1871 transcript to 1863. Frances Hoffman transcriber.  
Isaac Shantz
 
27475 Isaac Shantz, "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, January 14th, 1748. On May 4th, 1774, he was married to Barbara Reiff who was born September 12th, 1753. He died on his farm situated on the Schuylkill River, within the corporation of Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania on October 11th, 1802. They had a family of nine children, eight of whom they raised. Their names are as follows: III Mary, III Abraham, III Christian, III Jacob, III Isaac, III David, III Veronica, III Samuel, and III Joseph. In 1808, she with her two sons, David and Isaac, and her daughter Veronica, moved to Canada and settled on the farm now possessed by Abraham H. Wambold, about one and one-half miles south of Berlin, and part of this farm is now possessed by Enos Shantz, one of her great-grandchildren. Here she resided until her death which took place September 25th, 1820. (Contributed by her son, Joseph) She was of an amiable disposition, rather small in statue but robust and of a quick turn. At 60 years of age she would mount her pony like a young man. She is buried in the Christian Eby Burial Ground, Berlin, Ontario. We shall now give the descendants of Isaac Shantz."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Isaac Shantz
 
27476 Isaac Shantz, "was born November 6th, 1849. On December 29th, 1881, he was married to Rachel J. Harshbarger. He is a farmer. They have a family of three children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Shantz.-Isaac Shantz was born near Berlin, Ont., Canada, Nov. 6, 1849; died at his home near Hydro, Okla., July 31, 1921; aged 71 y. 8 m. 25 d. In 1881 he was united in marriage with Rachel Harshberger, to which union were born 8 children. At the age of 30 he united with the Mennonite Church in which faith he died a faithful member. About a year ago a cancer started on his tongue which caused his death. At times he suffered great pain, but he bore it all very patiently, never complaining. He is survived by his wife, 3 sons, 5 daughters and 8 grandchildren, all of whom live in the immediate vicinity except Miss Effie Shantz who is at Denver, Colo. Funeral services were held at the Pleasantview Church, near Hydro, Okla., conducted by Bros. John Slagel and Alva Swartzendruber. Interment was made in Mennonite Cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XIV, Number 22 - September 1, 1921  
Isaac Shantz
 
27477 Isaac B. Shantz, "was born August 30th, 1849, and resides at Fort Dodge, Iowa, where he is engaged in an oatmeal mill. He is married and has a family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Isaac B. Shantz
 
27478 Isaac B. Shantz, "was born near Berlin, Ontario, May 18th, 1827. On October 1st, 1850, he was married to Magdalena Latschaw who was born April 3rd, 1832, and died February 22nd, 1856. On December 12th, 1856, he was again married to Maria Shants who was born June 17th, 1827, and died December 23rd, 1885. At present Mr. Shantz resides in the town of Berlin where he is living retired. His family consisted of ten children, three of whom were born unto his first wife."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Isaac B. Shantz
 
27479 Isaac C. Shantz, "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, July 13th, 1803. On April 3rd, 1827, he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Christian Schneider. She was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, March 6th, 1806, and died December 25th, 1891. In May, 1858 he moved to Illinois, U. S., and died in Livingstone County, Illinois, September 20th, 1885. Could not obtain full information in regard to this family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Isaac C. Shantz
 
27480 Isaac C. Shantz, "was born January 20th, 1854. On February 28th, 1875, he was married to Sarah Shantz who was born June 3rd, 1853. They reside on his father's old homestead near Shantz Station where he is engaged in farming. To them were born eight children,.."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby
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Shantz. - Isaac C. Shantz was born near Breslau, Ont., on Jan. 20, 1854; died in Breslau on April 24, 1928; aged 74 y. 3 m. 4 d. On Feb. 28, 1875, he was married to Sarah Shantz, who predeceased him Dec. 20, 1921. To this union were born 8 children, 4 of whom (Norman, Viney, Sarah, and Laura) have passed on to the spirit world. There remain to mourn a loving father, one son (Edwin) three daughters (Luanna, Mary, and Edith), and 11 grandchildren. Bro. Shantz united with the Mennonite Church in early manhood and remained faithful to his choice until his departure from this life. The funeral was held on April 27, at the Cressman Mennonite Church. Brethren Jonas Snider and H. W. Stevanus conducted the services.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XXI, Number 10 - June 7, 1928, pages 206, 207, 208
 
Isaac C. Shantz
 
27481 Isaac E. Shantz, "was born May 23rd, 1839. On December 23rd, 1860, he was married to Magdalena Eby. They reside in the town of Berlin where he is engaged in the foundry of which he is proprietor. His family consisted of six children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Isaac E. Shantz
 
27482 Isaac S. Shantz, "was born February 17th, 1867. He resides at Long-lane, Missouri, where he is engaged as farmer and agent. He is not married."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Isaac S. Shantz
 
27483 Isaac S. Shantz, "was born March 23rd, 1838. On April 7th, 1876, he was married to Sarah A. Wills."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Isaac S. Shantz
 
27484 Isaac Y. Stantz, "was born January 31st, 1809. On April 23rd, 1833, he was married to Catharine Clemens who was born February 14th, 1816, and died August 30th, 1869. Soon after their marriage they moved near Shantz Station, on the farm now possessed by their son, Isaac C., where they resided until their deaths. He died October 6th, 1878. To them was born a family of fourteen children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Isaac Y. Shantz
 
27485 Israel R. Shantz, "was born August 15th, 1863. He is married to Elizabeth Schmitt. They reside on his father's old homestead. To them are born the following children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby


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Shantz, Israel R. (1863-1910)

Israel R. Shantz Israel R. Shantz: minister and bishop of the West Zion Mennonite Church near Carstairs, Alberta, was born 15 August 1863 and died 15 December 1910. He married Elizabeth Schmitt (22 August 1868-31 December 1962) on 26 September 1886. They were the parents of 3 sons and five daughters.
Israel Shantz was converted at revival meetings near Berlin (Kitchener), Ontario in 1891. He served for nine years as superintendent of a new Sunday School near Waterloo, Ontario, before moving with his family to the Carstairs district in 1901. He and his wife participated in the organization of the West Zion Mennonite Church later, on 15 September 1901, he was chosen by lot and ordained as minister of the new congregation. He was ordained as bishop 3 October 1909, and served in that office until his death in 1910, traveling extensively as an evangelist and visiting Mennonites who had settled in scattered small clusters in various districts of Alberta and Saskatchewan. He maintained an exceptionally strong and abiding interest in the work of the Sunday School.
Shortly after his arrival at Carstairs, Israel Shantz suffered a serious leg injury while unloading lumber which had been shipped to the community by rail. The injury never completely healed, causing him considerable discomfort, particularly when travelling. While on a trip to visit settlers arriving in the Tofield district, he suffered a fall which aggravated his leg injury. Infection set in and he returned home a sick man. There were further complications, and he died at his home in Carstairs at the relatively young age of 47. His funeral was reportedly the largest held in that community up to that time, and gave expression to the far-reaching influence he had exerted during the time of his ministry.
Shantz's influence extended far beyond his home community. He was, from the time it was created in 1903, an influential leader in the Alberta Mennonite Conference, which later became the Alberta-Saskatchewan Mennonite Conference and is now the Northwest Mennonite Conference. He offered help and practical spiritual advice to many Mennonite settlers. As a faithful follower of Jesus, he sought to apply the teachings of the Jesus to the opportunities and problems of everyday life. The impact of his life was remembered with affection by members of the congregation at the 2001 centennial celebrations.2a

2a
Regehr, Ted D. "Shantz, Israel R. (1863-1910)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 2003. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 13 Nov 2005
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Shantz. - Israel R. Shantz died at his home near Carstairs, Alberta, on Dec. 15, 1910; aged 47 y. 5 m. He was born near Berlin, Ont., Aug. 15, 1863. On Sept. 22, 1886, he was married to Elizabeth Schmitt. To this union were born 3 sons and 5 daughters. During the eventful meetings of 1891, held in Berlin, he was converted and at once became active in the Master's service. A new Sunday school was started near Waterloo, Ont., of which he was superintendent for 9 years in succession. In the year 1901, he moved with his family to his late home, and was one of the pioneer settlers in the Waterloo district. His active Christian service did not cease when he moved west. In the same year, Sept. 15, he was ordained a minister of the Gospel in the Mennonite Church, by Bish. S. F. Coffman. On Oct. 3, last year, he was ordained to the office of bishop to have oversight of the churches in Alberta, by Bish. E. S. Hallman. About a month ago, he returned home from looking after a new church colony, a sick man. A complication of diseases set in, and he suffered much, but bore it all patiently. Under this heavy cloud of sorrow we humbly bow to God's will, and say, not ours but Thy will be done. He leaves behind him a loving wife, 3 sons, 5 daughters, 4 brothers and 5 sisters, who mourn their loss, which to him is eternal gain. Sorrow is expressed in the community. The Church is bereft of her pastor. The conference will miss one of her ablest workers. He was buried at West Zion, where the largest funeral held at this place gave expression of how far-reaching his influence was exerted. Services were conducted by N. B. Stauffer of High River, Alta., and E. S. Hallman of Cressman, Sask. Text, Rev. 14:13.3a

3aGospel Herald - Volume III, Number 39 - December 29, 1910 - page 627, 628 
Rev. Israel R. Shantz
 
27486 Israel S. Shantz, "was born July 8th, 1865. He resides at New Buffalo, Missouri, where he is engaged as county clerk. He is married to Bella Miller and has a family of two children, a boy and a girl whose names were not received"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Israel S. Shantz
 
27487 Israel Shantz, "was born April 6th, 1869. He is married to Leah Baumann and resides on west half of his father's farm. His family consists of one son named.."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Israel S. Shantz
 
27488 Shantz.-On the 24th of July, 1906, in Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont., suddenly of heart failure, Israel, son of John and Mary Shantz; aged 30 Y., 10 M., 24 D. He was cutting wheat in the evening at about six o'clock when he was seen to sit down by his brother who thought he was resting, but when the brother reached him he was dead. Funeral on the 27th from the parental home to the Berlin Mennonite M. H. Burial in the cemetery adjoining.1a

1aHerald of Truth, August 2, 1906, page 289, 290 
Israel S. Shantz
 
27489 SHANTZ, Ivan, son of Israel and Leah (Bauman) Shantz, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Apr. 22, 1900; died of heart failure at his home on May 1, 1984; aged 84 y. On Jan. 10, 1921, he was married to Irene BAUMAN, who died on Oct. 25, 1979. Surviving are 2 daughters (Gladys - Mrs. Abner Brubacher and Muriel - Mrs. John Hayes) 4 sons (Mervin, Floyd, Eugene, and Wilfred) 27 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Elvina - Mrs. George Brubacher and Susannah - Mrs. Paul Martin). He was preceded in death by one daughter (Vietta). 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. He was a member of Elmira Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 4, in charge of Ray Brubacher and Ken Bechtel; interment in Elmira Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 77, Number 22 - May 29, 1984, page 398  
Ivan B. Shantz
 
27490 Jacob Shantz, "the third son of Isaac and Barbara (Reiff) Shantz, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, October 11th, 1781. In 1805 he was married to Mary Yost who was born in the same county, March 12th, 1784, and died near Berlin, Ontario, October 22, 1869. In 1810 they left their native home and moved to Canada. They settled a little south-east of Berlin, on the farm now owned by their grandson, Jacob B. Shantz. This place old Mr. Shantz purchased from old George (Yarrick) Eby who had settled thereon in 1804. Here Mr. and Mrs. Shantz resided until their deaths. He died July 1st, 1867, leaving a family of ten children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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On the first of July, 1867, in Waterloo Township, C. W., Br. JACOB SHANTZ, aged 85 years, 8 months, and 20 days. He was a native of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and removed to Canada with his family in the year 1810. He lived in wedlock sixty-two years, and leaves eight children, eighty-four grand-children, and fifty-six great-grand-children. He took an active part in converting the wilderness of Waterloo Township into fruitful country. He was energetic and courageous in what he did, and is his works were according to the will of God, he is now at rest. DAVID SHERK.2a

2aHERALD OF TRUTH - Volume IV, Number 8 - August 1867 pages 115, 116 
Jacob Shantz
 
27491 Jacob Shantz, "was born August 15th, 1797. On March 2nd, 1824, he was married to Susannah, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Erb) Schneider. She was born June 4th, 1804, and died April 2nd, 1837. After their marriage they settled on lot No. 69, German Company's Tract, about two miles east of Bloomingdale, Ontario., where he died July 21st, 1871."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Shantz
 
27492 Jacob Shantz, "was born in Switzerland about the year 1710. Owing to religious persecutions, he, with other, left their native home and went to Holland where they had the promise of protection from the persecuting parties by the Prince of Orange. Here he lived some fifteen years. Seeing so many of his co-religionists emigrating to America, besides being informed of the proclamation issued by William Penn, he at last decided to emigrate to America and settle among his co-religionists. He crossed the ocean in a vessel named "Townshead" and landed safely at Philadelphia in the summer of 1737. He may have resided in Germantown for some time. In the year 1745 we find him and his family located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. What number of children he had could not be ascertained. We know that he was married twice. The children of his first wife were II Isaac, II Esther, and II Susannah, and from his second wife we have the record of only one son named II Christian. Old Jacob Shantz died in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, February 5th, 1781, aged a few months less than 71 years. He was buried in the Sprogell Cemetery, beside Magdalena, his first wife."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Shantz
 
27493 June 24th, in Waterloo Co., Canada West, Jacob S, Son of John Y. Shantz, aged 17 yrs. 6 mo. and 20 days. His disease was consumption.
The following is a letter which he wrote to his sister, from which we can see, how God manifests his love towards us through the Spirit of Christ, if we humble ourselves as we ought and come to him in sincerity and with self-denial.

June 14th 1864.

Dear sister!
As the Lord has spared my life till this present hour, I will not delay any longer to send my greatest love to you my beloved sister.

And I will let you know that preacher Stolm has visited me one day and told me many good things about our great God, and he told me that I should now prepare to meet the Lord in peace; that he expected my days in this world would be short and my heart felt not sorry to hear it; for I hope if the Lord should end my life immediately, I could meet my God in peace; and I will pray earnestly to my God, for I don't know when the Lord will take me to that sweet happy home from whence I will never return any more. I often felt glad that I could soon go home to meet my two little brothers who have gone before me, but now the time is here when I shall go and meet them in that sweet happy home; and when I am once there I shall never wish to come back upon this earth any more. But I wish that all my brothers and sisters would try to follow me, for which I hope there is no doubt you will pray earnestly to that all saving God.
I feel tired and think it is time for me to come to a close. I send my best respects to you all.
Jacob S. Shantz.

Dear reader, Have you also, yet perceived that God is gracious, as this youth who could so rejoice in view of the end of this, his earthly life, which his disease thus pointed out to him. 0! bethink thyself for once and pray to God as David did: Lord so teach me to number my days that I may apply my heart to wisdom. For such wisdom we should all pray, because not every one like this youth will be laid low with a lingering disease, therefore let us become obedient to him while we are in good health. The Lord is so gracious, so kind and so merciful if we only deny ourselves and become obedient to his merciful instructions then, we may also, already in our healthful days, have the assurance of the heavenly sweetness even as this youth in his sickness could rejoice in view of his passing over beyond the grave.
0! why then will we not accept the free grace, the glad tidings of the gospel? If we lead a godly life, we have, even in this world more enjoyment, (than if we live in sin) and also the promise of future salvation and all
that it costs to yield obedience to Jesus Christ is our self-will.

O could we with this youth exclaim,
When the messenger of death shall come,
"I would no longer here remain,
I, go to that sweet, happy home."

There I'll meet my little brothers,
Who went to heaven long ago;
I shall be happy then for ever,
And wish no more to dwell below.

O brothers! sisters! ! follow me,
I beseech you, forget it not!
"Come unto me," God calls to you;
Eternal peace shall be your lot.

Now my prayers to God ascend
Whom I shall praise forever there;
Soon, in His presence, I shall stand,
In that sweet, happy home, so fair.
J. Y. Shantz.1a

1a
Herald of Truth Volume I, No. 9., September 1864 Page 60  
Jacob Shantz
 
27494 Shantz, Jacob A., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Shantz, was born in Indiana, June 7, 1903; died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, Aug. 31, 1963; aged 60 y. 2 m. 24 d. In 1927 he was married to Nettie Groff, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons (Vernon, Leon, Glen, Carson, and Peter), 6 grandchildren, 5 brothers, and 3 sisters. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Erb Street Church, Sept. 3, in charge of J. B. Martin, assisted by Leslie Witmer.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LVI, Number 38 - September 24, 1963 - pages 854, 855. 
Jacob Alan Shantz
 
27495 Jacob B. Shantz, "was born July 28th, 1836, and was accidentally killed while engaged in the Plattsville flax mills, December 5th, 1866. He was not married."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob B. Shantz
 
27496 Jacob B. Shantz, "was born March 8th, 1855. He is married to Catharine Hipple and resides on his father's and grandfather's old homestead where he is engaged in farming. They have no family."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob B. Shantz
 
27497 Jacob C. Shantz, "was born March 4th, 1842, and died at Caledonia, Michigan, December 12th, 1875. He was unmarried."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob C. Shantz
 
27498 Jacob E. Shantz, "was born April 27th, 1855. On November 27th, 1877, he was married to Lydia U. Bowman who was born April 14th, 1855. They reside on the old 'David Schneider Place' at Freeport, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. To them were born four children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Shantz.--Jacob E. Shantz was born April 27, 1855; died at Freeport, Ont., Mar. 31, 1922; aged 66 y. 11 m. 4 d. He was married to Lydia Bowman in November, 1877, who with two sons and one daughter and thirteen grandchildren are left to mourn his departure. He left a testimony that all is well and was ready to go and be with Jesus. Funeral services were held on Apr. 4 at the East End Mennonite Church at Kitchener, Ont., conducted by A. B. Snyder and Jonas Snider. Text, Isa. 26:3. Burial in adjoining cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XV, Number 6 - May 11, 1922, pg 127 
Jacob E. Shantz
 
27499 Jacob M. Shantz, "was born April 16th, 1858. He is married to Mary Ann Bingeman. They reside near Plattsville, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming..."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob M. Shantz
 
27500 SHANTZ, J. Ralph (1922 - 2014) Of Cambridge, passed away after a long illness, on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at the age of 92. Beloved husband of Nelda (Musselman) for 67 years. Loving father of Roger (Susan) Shantz, Linda (Elwin) Garland, and Stan (Kathy) Shantz. Grandfather to Barb, Brian, Nathan, Andrew, Rachel, Sarah, Kristi, and Kayleena. Great-grandfather to four great-grandsons and four great-granddaughters. Brother of Roy. Brother-in-law of Rae Hilborn, Mearl Steckly, and Arlene Burnett. Predeceased by his parents Benjamin B. and Myra (Snyder) Shantz, by brothers Clayton, Gordon and one brother in infancy; sisters Violet, Grace, Marjorie and Edna; five brothers-in-law and five sisters-in-law. Ralph briefly owned a trucking business at Alma, farmed at Freeport and for many years at Blair, owned a Chore Boy Milking machine business while living in New Dundee and then retired to Cambridge, volunteering for many years with Choice Books, MCC. He was an active lifelong member of Hagey/ Preston Mennonite Church. For the past 19 years, he lived at Fairview Mennonite Home, first in one of the cottages and then in the long term care wing after his stroke in 2008. Ralph's family wishes to thank those many friends who visited him at Fairview and a very, very special thank you to those staff at Fairview who looked after Ralph with such professional care and compassion. Relatives and friends are invited to share memories of Ralph at Fairview Mennonite Home, 515 Langs Drive, Cambridge on Sunday, December 14 at 1 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service at 2:30 p.m. Reception will immediately follow the service. Private family committal service at Hagey Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are invited to Preston Mennonite Church, Mennonite Central Committee, or Fairview Mennonite Home. Condolences/donations/directions www.lounsburyfuneralhome.com (519) 658-9366

The Record Dec 6 2014 
Jacob Ralph "Ralph" Shantz
 
27501 Jacob S. Shantz, " was born March 17th, 1849. On December 24th, 1872, he was married to Lizzie Ryan."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob S. Shantz
 
27502 Jacob W. Shantz, " the second son, was born July 23rd, 1840. He was married to Maggie Allan, September 4th, 1868."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob W. Shantz
 
27503 Jacob W. Shantz, "was born September 3rd, 1850. On January 19th, 1873, he was married to Magdalena Cressman. They reside in Maryborough Township, Wellington County, where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Shantz.-Jacob W. Shantz was born in Bloomingdale, Ont., Sept. 3, 1850; died suddenly in Breslau, Ont., on Jan. 6, 1931; aged 80 y. 4 m. 3 d. Fifty-two years ago he was united in marriage to Magdalena Cressman, who with 7 children (Emmanuel, Ananias, Addison, Selina, Hattie, Emma and Fannie), 1 brother (Daniel), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Chris. Allemang and Mrs. Owen Bowman), survive. One son (Nathan) died in Alberta twelve years ago. Bro. Shantz united with the Mennonite Church 45 years ago. He has been a faithful member of the Cressman congregation for about 30 years. He was a man of quiet disposition and exemplary life, and will be missed by a large circle of friends and relatives. The funeral was held on Friday, Jan. 9, in charge of L. S. Pipher and Oscar Burkholder. Text, Psa. 90:10.2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XXIII, No. 43 - January 22, 1931, pp. 927, 928 
Jacob W. Shantz
 
27504 Built in 1855-1860 of brick it is a one story house. Originally built as J. Y. Shantz's residence. In 1978 it is listed as in very good condition Mayor Jacob Yost Shantz
 
27505 Jacob Y. Shantz, "was born near Berlin, May 2nd, 1822. On May 2nd, 1843, he was married to Barbara Biehn who was born April 7th, 1819, and died May 16th, 1853. He was again married, December 6th, 1853, to Nancy Brubacher who was born September 19th, 1832, and died in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, while there on a visit, October 1st, 1870. On October 1st, 1871, he was married the third time to Sarah Shuh who was born June 9th, 1823, and died April 29th, 1893. After Mr. Shantz's first marriage he took possession of his father's farm, still known as 'Jacob Shantz's place', where he resided for upwards of some forty years, then he moved to Berlin where he is now residing. His family consists of twelve children, five of whom are of first wife and the remaining seven of second wife."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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Shantz, Jacob Yost (1822-1909)

Jacob Yost Shantz (22 May 1822-28 October 1909), of Berlin (now Kitchener), ON, for many years a promoter of the Mennonite settlements in Manitoba, was the eighth child of Jacob and Maria Yost Schantz, of Montgomery County, PA, who had purchased a farm in what is now Kitchener. The son's interests soon extended beyond his vocation of farming. Fruit growing, maple sugar production, and the operation of a sawmill were added to his activities. Later he entered the building and contracting business. He promoted various industries in his city, the chief being the Dominion Button Works. Shantz was easily the wealthiest Mennonite entrepreneur in Ontario in the early 1880s, with more than 300 people on the payroll of his Dominion Button Works alone. Over expansion and possible mismanagement in a declining market led to virtual bankruptcy by 1886. Shantz spent the rest of his life paying his debts , and died a man of moderate means.

For 27 years Shantz served on the Berlin school board. In 1882 he was elected mayor of Berlin (Kitchener) in an uncontested election. Inexplicably he resigned four days after taking office, though the town council briefly considered not accepting the resignation. The fact that J. Y. Shantz's son, Moses, was also elected as a member of the council may have generated pressure for one of the family to resign. Shantz's letter of resignation has not survived.

Shantz's chief public contribution, however, lay in the promotion of Mennonite immigration to Manitoba. In 1872 as a representative of the Canadian government Shantz accompanied Bernhard Warkentin, who represented the prospective Mennonite immigrants from Russia, on a land inspection trip to Manitoba. The Canadian Department of Agriculture published Shantz's report under the title The narrative of a journey to Manitoba, which became a history-making pamphlet going through various editions with a total circulation of several hundred thousand. During the next 35 years, Shantz made many trips to Manitoba, the twenty-seventh and the last in his 85th year. His work consisted in assisting the Mennonite immigrants who wished to settle in Manitoba with transportation and supplies, as well as helping them settle on the land. By November 1874 it was reported that 1,400 Mennonites had been placed in Manitoba and five years later the number had grown to over 7,000. Shantz not only obtained most favorable travel rates for the immigrants but often used money from his $100,000 personal credit fund in a Berlin bank to assist his friends from Russia by helping pay their transportation costs, equipment, and farm machinery. Shantz was also placed in charge of the $100,000 Canadian government loan to the Russian Mennonites, guaranteed by the Ontario Mennonites. As treasurer of the "Aid Committee of Ontario" Shantz also dispensed the funds loaned to the immigrants by his fellow Mennonites. He lived to see the day when all of these loans were repaid, the final settlement having been made in his 85th year. In 1893 Shantz began promoting Alberta land and here again future developments proved his business judgment and vision.

Shantz became a member of the Mennonite Church (MC) at an early age. In 1875, desiring a more progressive church, Shantz became a member of the group later to be known as the Mennonite Brethren in Christ. For eighteen years he served on the Managing Committee of the Gospel banner and for at least 8 years on his denomination's Foreign and Heathen Missionary Society. He was always deeply interested in the temperance movement and a defender of Biblical nonresistance.

In 1898 Shantz joined the local Christian Science congregation, and remained a member in good standing until his death, although evidence is inconclusive on the question of whether he remained actively involved to the time of his death in 1909. He was still an active member, serving on the congregation's board of directors, at age 81 (1903). Four factors help to explain Shantz's interest in the then-new Christian Science movement. (1) Shantz had a life-long interest in the innovative, whether in business, land settlement, or religious thought, though he always believed himself to be orthodox. (2) The emphasis in Christian Science on a rigorous, healthful life-style was appealing. Shantz was active in the temperance movement, and was a vegetarian at least part of his life. (3) Jacob Y. Shantz was a "healer" with a reputation for curing cancer. Although his approach differed from that of Christian Science, enough common interest existed to prove attractive. (4) Shantz probably felt rejected by the Mennonite Brethren in Christ (United Missionary) denomination as he was phased out of all leadership roles by 1896.

Although Shantz was a quiet and unassuming man, his voice had a deep, organ-like tone that people did not forget. He was married three times, in 1843 to Barbara Biehn, in 1853 to Nancy Brubacher, and in 1871 to Sarah Shark. Two sons and three daughters were born of the first marriage, and three sons and four daughters to the second. Shantz was buried in the First Mennonite Cemetery in Kitchener.2a

2aGingerich, Melvin and Steiner, Sam. "Shantz, Jacob Yost (1822-1909)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 1999. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 14 Nov 2005

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SHANTZ, JACOB YOST, farmer, businessman, office holder, author, and promoter of Mennonite settlement; b. 2 May 1822 in Ebytown (Kitchener), Upper Canada, eighth of the ten children of Jacob Shantz, a farmer and sawmill owner, and Mary Yost; m. first 2 May 1843 Barbara Biehn (d. 1853), and they had three daughters and two sons; m. secondly 6 Dec. 1853 Nancy Anna Brubacher (d. 1870), and they had seven children; m. thirdly 1 Oct. 1871 Sarah Shuh (d. 1893); d. 28 Oct. 1909 in Berlin (Kitchener).

Jacob Yost Shantz grew up in Ebytown, later known as Berlin, where his parents, Mennonites from Pennsylvania, had purchased land in 1810 [see Benjamin Eby*]. On his 21st birthday he married his cousin Barbara Biehn and not long afterwards they took over his parents' farm. Shantz then became manager of his father's sawmill, began to buy and sell real estate, and invested in other local business ventures. His interests extended to education and public service: he acted as a school trustee and held several minor local posts, such as fence inspector, road overseer, and village tax collector. He was also an early supporter of the temperance movement.

Shantz soon diversified his business interests. He found a variety of markets for the wood from his sawmill and the woodlots he acquired in the early 1850s, constructing wooden sidewalks in Berlin, providing fuel for the Grand Trunk Railway, and supplying building materials to German immigrants. He took a major step as an entrepreneur in 1861 when he bought a property on the corner of King and Foundry (Ontario) streets, Berlin, and constructed the Canadian Block, a three-storey commercial building. As a contractor, he became involved in numerous projects, one of the most important of which was the erection of the Berlin market-house in 1869. Early the following year he built a button factory for Emil Vogelsang and his partner, John Jacob Woelfle. Seven months later Woelfle sold his interests in the factory to Shantz, who quickly gained prominence as a manufacturer. In 1875 the partnership between Vogelsang and Shantz was terminated. The Dominion Button Works became Shantz's; his sons would assist him in managing the company, which by 1880 employed over 140 workers. Early in 1873 Shantz had also formed a partnership to manufacture felt. Shantz and Feick lasted only two years, but Shantz went on to form other partnerships for his felt business and continued in it until about 1880.

In 1872 Shantz had been asked by the Canadian government to travel to western Canada with a Mennonite from southern Russia, Bernhard Warkentin, who was considering immigration to North America. The government mistakenly thought that Warkentin was a member of an official delegation; it is not entirely clear why Shantz was selected to accompany him. After visiting Manitoba with him Shantz sent a report of his journey to the government. Favourably impressed, immigration officials asked that he prepare a more detailed account for publication. Narrative of a journey to Manitoba was translated into a number of languages and became an important item in the promotion of European immigration to the west. Meanwhile, the federal government had assigned Wilhelm Hespeler* to visit Mennonite colonies in Russia to see if further contacts might encourage prospective immigrants to choose Canada rather than the United States. In the spring of 1873 six Mennonite colonies sent two delegates each to investigate opportunities in North America. Shantz was invited to accompany Hespeler and the group to Manitoba, and he took them through the regions southeast and west of Winnipeg.

When many Mennonites decided to immigrate [see Gerhard Wiebe*], Shantz was asked to serve as Canadian director of the movement, to assist with transportation and other arrangements, and to see that the immigrants arrived safely at their destination. He needed to raise a considerable amount of money to help defray the expenses of the approximately 7,000 settlers who were to arrive in Manitoba during the next six years. Many were unable to sell their property in Russia or lacked the means to pay for their transportation and purchase necessary supplies. Shantz served as secretary-treasurer of a committee organized in 1874 to receive and administer funds lent by Mennonites living in Ontario. The following year the committee successfully requested from the federal government a loan of $100,000 and a subsidy of $70,000 for transportation. Shantz and other Ontario Mennonites acted as guarantors for these and additional loans. Over the years Shantz would travel frequently between Ontario and Manitoba, to provide assistance to the immigrants, arrange repayment of the loans, and, when needed, obtain more funds. In return for his services he received a number of land grants in the "reserves" which had been set aside for the Mennonites to the east and west of the Red River. Two communities, Schanzenfeld and Schanzenberg, were named in his honour.

While Shantz was engaged in immigration activities, the Dominion Button Works had continued to expand. In 1884 it employed 300 workers at Berlin and by 1886 it opened a branch plant in Buffalo, N.Y. Shantz nevertheless experienced severe financial difficulties in the mid 1880s and was forced to sell numerous properties in order to clear his debts and those of Jacob Y. Shantz and Sons, which operated the works. In June 1891 the company was reorganized and Shantz retired from the business.

Shantz saw another opportunity, however, again in western Canada. In July 1892 he announced his intention to start a colony there. He located suitable land at a site called Didsbury (Alta), about 50 miles north of Calgary. The following summer he canvassed Mennonites in Ontario and the United States and succeeded in persuading 44 families to take up homesteads in the northwest. A major exodus from the region of Berlin took place in the spring of 1894. Among the group which left were two of Shantz's children and their families. Shantz would journey west to visit his children in the Didsbury area until he was 85. He is said to have made a total of 27 trips from Ontario to the west in connection with his interests there.

Shantz had long been a active member of the Mennonite church in Berlin. In 1875 he joined a reform group called the United Mennonites, later known as the Mennonite Brethren in Christ. Shantz moved again in 1898, this time to the Church of Christ, Scientist. He remained active in the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Berlin for several years until poor health restricted his movements.

Jacob Yost Shantz died in 1909, preceded by three of his twelve children, his three wives, and all his brothers and sisters. He is remembered for his considerable business expertise and the enormous energies he invested in the various enterprises he had fostered, above all in the immigration of thousands of Mennonites to western Canada. In addition to a modest estate, he left a spiritual heritage, that of a religious man, wanting first and foremost to serve God and his fellow man. In the estimation of many who knew him, he had done both well.
Lawrence Klippenstein

[Jacob Yost Shantz is the author of Narrative of a journey to Manitoba, together with an abstract of the Dominion Lands Act; and an extract from the government pamphlet on Manitoba (Ottawa, 1873), translated into French as Relation d'un voyage à Manitoba, accompagnée d'une analyse de l'Acte concernant les terres de la Puissance et d'un extrait du pamphlet publié par le gouvernement a[u] sujet de Manitoba (Ottawa, 1873).
The first partial life story of Shantz appeared in Melvin Gingerich, "Jacob Y. Shantz, 1822-1909, promoter of the Mennonite settlements in Manitoba," Mennonite Quarterly Rev. (Goshen, Ind.), 24: 230-47. His role in the immigration of Mennonites to Manitoba has been thoroughly documented in two articles by Ernst Correll in the Mennonite Quarterly Rev., "Mennonite immigration into Manitoba: sources and documents, 1872, 1873" and "Mennonite loan in the Canadian parliament," 11 (1937): 196-227, 267-83 and 20 (1946): 255-75, respectively, as well as in three collections of documents which he edited for the same journal: "Canadian agricultural records on Mennonite settlements, 1875-77," 21 (1947): 34-46; "Mennonite immigration into Manitoba: documents and sources, 1873-1874," 22 (1948): 43-57; and "Sources on the Mennonite immigration from Russia in the 1870's," intro. H. S. Bender, 24 (1950): 329-52. The definitive biography is now S. J. Steiner, Vicarious pioneer: the life of Jacob Y. Shantz (Winnipeg, 1988). l.k.]3a

3aDictionary of Canadian Biography Online 2000 University of Toronto/Université Laval

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Mr. John Frederick Augustus Sykes Fayette, a well educated mulatto, built a schoolhouse on his own account in rear of where the Royal Exchange hotel now stands, in 1840. He called it the "Wellington Institute," and opened it in December, charging the usual rates, but being poorly patronized he ran into debt and left a year or two afterwards quite suddenly, greatly to the chagrin of his creditors. His was the first school in Berlin in which any attempt had been made to teach grammar and also the first in which the pupils saw a geographical map. Jacob Y. Shantz, then 18 years of age, and the late Israel D. Bowman, a lad of 11, attended this school. 4a

4aSecond Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, Berlin, Ontario 1914

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J. Y. Shantz & Co's Factory

This enterprising firm have started operation in their new factory. It can well be said that for a fine factory, it may be classed with the finest in Canada. All the modern improvements which are necessary to save time and money have been procured. The factory has its own electric light plant, and steam heating: fine wash basins and closets and everything convenient for both employer and employee. The firm might also be complimented on the manner in which they are fixing up the grounds, and also the street in front of the factory. The grounds have been neatly laid out with drives and nice green lawn. A few nice flower beds may be looked for next spring. The deep gutters have also been filled up, and sewer pipes now carry off the water, instead of standing in the gutter until it has time to dry up. If Berlin had more of these kind of people that would take an interest in their property how much more beautiful our town would be.5a

5aThe Daily Record 30 Sep 1893

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The Button Industry

A young German named Emil Vogelsang came to Berlin in 1867 and chummed with Allan Huber, son of H. S. Huber. One day the merchant questioned the youth,

"What can you do, Emil?"
"I'm a button turner."
"Then show us how you make buttons."
"Before I could do that," said Emil, "I'd need a lathe and a batch of ivory-nuts."


Mr. Huber had a lathe made in Waterloo and imported a shipment of nuts for Mr. Vogelsang. The latter leased a room and power from the Simpson Furniture Company and soon was manufacturing first-class buttons. He called his venture, "The Pioneer Button Works." The buttons found a ready sale in Eastern Canada and the United States. His was the first button factory in Canada, if not in America..

Before long Mr. Vogelsang needed a factory of his own. He interested J. J. Woelfle in the enterprise and they awarded Jacob Y. Shantz a contract to erect a $20,000 building on the northeast corner of King and College Streets. Before it was up Mr. Woelfle withdrew. Mr. Shantz then purchased an interest in the button works for a sum equal to the price of the building and entered into a 7-year agreement with Mr. Vogelsang. When that term expired Mr. Vogelsang retired and built another button factory in South Queen Street, which he later sold to the W. G. & R. Shirt Company. (Now occupied by the Fehrenbach Mattress Co.)

Mr. Shantz had not had any practical experience in the manufacture of buttons, yet did not wish to see the employees deprived of their livelihood. He therefore continued manufacturing and after costly experimenting, during which he was assisted by his son, M. B. Shantz, the factory was placed on a sound footing. Mr. Shantz's sons Dilman and John likewise joined him. Jacob Y. Shantz & Sons became the largest employers of labor in Berlin. For a time there were four button factories in the town and it was widely known as "Buttonville." Jacob Y. Shantz entered into partnership also with a Mr. Feick and made felt goods in the button-factory basement.6a

6a
A History of Kitchener, W. V. (Ben) Uttley, Kitchener, Ontario 1937 pg 169-171 
Mayor Jacob Yost Shantz
 
27506 Originally built as a rented residence it is constructed of brick and is one story. In 1978 it is listed in as very good condition. Mayor Jacob Yost Shantz
 
27507 Years Served: 1882 (Warden) Mayor Jacob Yost Shantz
 
27508 SHANTZ, James Edward (Jim) Passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital, at the age of 69. Beloved husband and soulmate of Lisa Haid. Loving father of Ryan Shantz and Erin Shantz (Mike Bender). Dear brother of David Shantz of Hamilton, and Cheryl Shantz (Jack Schumaker) of New Zealand. Step- brother to Laurie Daniels and Allan (Jean) Daniels. Uncle of Paul Shantz. Remembered by Lisa's family, Joan and Bill Haid, Dennis, Paul (Marilyn), Angela Sinclair (Jim), and Alan (Claudine) and their families. Pre-deceased by his parents, Lester and Gracienne Shantz, his stepmother, Alberta Daniels. Jim was a retired math teacher at Forest Heights High School. He was a sports enthusiast, referee and umpire for many local games, and he also loved to travel. James's family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467 on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Jim's funeral will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for James's memorial James Edward Lester Shantz
 
27509 JEAN SHANTZ was a beloved and superlative language teacher at several Ontario high schools, most notably in Kitchener where she taught Latin to a thousands of admiring students. She was a legend at Eastwood Collegiate Institute from 1956 until she retired in the mid 1970s.

Her pedagogy was impeccable and highly practical. She drilled students daily until they could recite declensions instinctively and recall with confidence advanced tenses such as the pluperfect indicative active. She assigned homework and expected it to be done.

Her facility in Latin was effortless and she delivered her lessons with precision, clarity and humour. She could say "nominative-genitive-dative-accusative-vocative-ablative" in one breathless and inspiring cadence.

She liked Catullus and agreed with Virgil that "...descensus Averno facilis est." A refined lady in mind and person, Miss Shantz nevertheless opined with Horace "...est modus in rebus..." and by example taught her students to be proud and modest, disciplined and demure.

She celebrated Roman history and culture and admired its luminaries. "Omnia Gallia in tres partes divsa est," pronounced Caesar and Miss Shantz passed this along to her students with a confidence that it would always be so.

She was an erudite teacher and outstanding role model for all of her students. Even those who pulled their hair out over Latin did not talk disparagingly behind her back. Her smile and her gentleness and thoughtfulness were unforgettable.

The instruction of classics in Kitchener will not see her like again.

Sic transit gloria mundi.

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SHANTZ, Jean E.

At her residence, 140 Melrose Ave., Kitchener, on Monday, Feb. 22, 1988, after a lengthy illness. She was a member of Zion United Church., she graduated from the University of Western Ontario, in 1943 and taught secondary school in Kenora, Acton and Ingersoll, but the majority of her teaching years were spent in Kitchener. Sister of William (Bill) of Brantford, Betty (Mrs. William Woodruff) of Toronto. Also survived by two nephews, Roy Shantz and Mark Woodruff and one niece, Jean Shantz. She is predeceased by her parents. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 p.m., this evening (Tuesday), until noon on Thursday, when removal will be made to St. Andrew's Memorial Anglican Church, Mill Street, where the funeral service will be held, at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. Harry Janke officiating. Interment in Kitchener Mount Hope cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 Feb 1988 pg B13 
Jean E. Shantz
 
27510 Shantz.- Jeremiah, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Shantz, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., July 5, 1888; died at Coutts Pavilion, Kitchener, Ont., after an extended illness, June 30, 1968; aged 79 y. 11 m. 25 d. He was married to Maryann Weber, who died in 1961. Surviving are 2 sons (Abner and Earl) and 5 grandchildren. One daughter preceded him in death. He was a member of the Shantz Church, where funeral services were held July 3, with Leslie Witmer and Lester Kehl officiating1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LXI, Number 29 - July 23, 1968, pages 675, 676.  
Jeremiah Shantz
 
27511 Shantz, Jesse, son of Jesse and Magdalena (Martin) Shantz, was born at Waterloo Twp., Ont., May 31, 1909; died of heart problems at his home at Waterloo, Ont., Apr. 28, 1983; aged 73 y. On Feb. 2, 1935, he was married to Susanna Bauman, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Lyall, Harold, and Leroy), 2 daughters (Marlene-Mrs. David Sutter and Gladys-Mrs. Robert Bender), 11 grandchildren, and one brother (Joseph). He was a member of Erb Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 1, in charge of Wilmer Martin; interment in Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 76, Number 22 - May 31, 1983 - page 390 
Jesse Shantz
 
27512 Jesse Shantz, "was born November 8th, 1866. He is married to Magdalena Martin and resides on his father's old homestead where he is engaged in farming. His family consists of one son named.."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jesse Shantz
 
27513 Jewel Eby of Fairview Mennonite, Cambridge, Jewel died on Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, after a battle with cancer. Jewel was predeceased by her first husband, Stewart Ivel in 1971, second husband Pearson Eby in 1992, son Eric Ivel in 1996, brothers Harry and Nile Shantz; sister-in-law Althea Shantz and her parents Della (Cressman) and Abiah Shantz. Survived by her loving husband Purvis Rowe; step-children Art and Carol Eby, Al and Karen Eby, Don and Mary Rowe and Jim and Lillian Rowe. She is also survived by Judy Stewart; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren. Jewel will he remembered by her brother Cameron Shantz and wife Marjorie and sister-in-law Wilma Shantz and several nieces and nephews. Jewel was born in Plattsville, Ontario and worked in the offices of MacDonald Electric, Fairway Lumber and Ornamental Moulding, until her retirement in 1986. She enjoyed volunteering and knitting. She was a member of Preston Mennonite Church, Cambridge. Friends are invited to share their memories of Jewel with her family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, today (Saturday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate Jewel's life and faith will be held at Preston Mennonite Church, 791 Concession Road, Cambridge, on Sunday, April 24, 2005, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Claire Osinkosky officiating. Interment will take place in Calvary United Cemetery, St. Jacobs. In memory of Jewel, donations to Canadian Cancer Society or Preston Mennonite Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and can be arranged through the funeral home. Jewel's family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the 5th floor nursing staff at Cambridge Memorial Hospital for the special care she received. Condolences/Donations/Flowers.1a

1aThe Record, Kitchener Fri. Apr. 22, 2005 
Jewel Shantz
 
27514 John B. Shantz, "twin brother to Mary, was born May 9th, 1859. He is married to Joannah Bowman (No. 230) and resides in Buffalo, New York, where he is engaged in the button business. To them were born two children,.."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John B. Shantz
 
27515 John B. Shantz, "was born April 27th, 1849. On December 25th, 1873, he was married to Elizabeth MacKey."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John B. Shantz
 
27516 John C. Shantz, "the fourth child, was born in Waterloo County, one and one-half miles south of Berlin, October 23rd, 1807. On January 12th, 1833, he was married to Anna Detweiler who was born March 8th, 1816 and died in Wilmot Township, February 17th, 1856. They had a family of twelve children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John C. Shantz
 
27517 John S. Shantz, "was born July 5th, 1846. On February 21st, 1874, he was married to Mary Snyder. They reside on his father's old homestead where he is engaged in farming on an extensive scale. His family consists of eight children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John C. Shantz
 
27518 John D. Shantz, "was born October 4th, 1839. On February 13th, 1866, he was married to Elizabeth Steiner. She was born December 12th, 1840. They reside in Wilmot Township, Upper Road, near old George Schmidt's farm where he is engaged in farming. To them were born the following children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Shantz.-John D. Schantz was born in Waterloo, Ont., Oct. 4, 1839; died at the residence of his son, Ezra S. Schantz, near Baden, Ont., June 13, 1923; aged 83 y. 8 m. 9 d. He was married to Elizabeth Steiner on Feb. 13, 1866. This union was blessed with 10 children and 20 grandchildren. His wife, 4 children and 1 grandchild preceded him to the spirit world. He is survived by 3 sons and 3 daughters-Ezra S., Sarah (Mrs. George Weber), Tobias S., Elizabeth (Mrs. Sollie Gehman), John S., and Mary (Mrs. Noah Hunsberger)-all of Ontario, and 19 grandchildren. He is also survived by 1 sister, Lydia (Mrs. Daniel Hostetler), the only one left out of a family of 12 children. He was converted and received into the Mennonite Church, was ordained to the office of deacon, and served about 40 years. Funeral services at the home of his son, Ezra S. Shantz, and at the Shantz Church near Baden, Ont., June 17. The services were conducted by Brethren Manassa Hallman, Jonas Snyder, and Orphan Wismer. His daughter-in-law2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XVI, Number 31 - November 1, 1923 - p. 637,638 
John D. Shantz
 
27519 JOHN E. SHANTZ 1924 2010 Of Scarborough, passed away after a brief illness, at Scarborough Centenary Hospital, on Friday, February 5, 2010, at the age of 85. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Janine, in 2006; sister, Betty Shantz; brother, Donald Shantz; and sister, Ruth Shantz. John is lovingly remembered by his sister, Marguerite Toman and her husband Cameron and nieces and nephews, Donna, Keith, Bruce, Carol and their families. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of John's life will be held in the chapel of the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 3 p.m. A reception will follow in the funeral home's Fireside Reception Room. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario by contacting the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 7 Feb 2010
 
John E. Shantz
 
27520 John S. Shantz, "twin brother to Jacob, was born December 4th, 1846. He was married to Nancy D. Shantz, January 29th, 1873. They resided on the old 'Bricker Farm' at Breslau until 1895 when they moved to Berlin where they now reside. To them was born a family of six children"1a

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SHANTZ - Jan. 12th, 1900, in Berlin, Waterloo Co., Ont., of consumption, John S. Shantz, aged 53 years, 1 month, 8 days. Buried at Cressman's M. H., Breslau, on the 14th. Many friends and acquaintances assembled. Deceased had never taken any interest in religion up to very nearly his end, when his position began to become serious and the light began to shine into his heart, and he saw the folly of his way and began to pray. As the end came he said he was not afraid to die. Services by H. Hallman and Ramer from Phil. 1:21. He leaves a widow, one son and four daughters, the three eldest grown up.2a

2aHERALD OF TRUTH, Vol. XXXVII, No. 3, February 1, 1900 pages 44-46 
John S. Shantz
 
27521 John W. Shantz, "eldest son of second wife, was born January 12th, 1839, and was married to Polly Moyer. He died October 21st, 1881."1

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John W. Shantz
 
27522 John Y. Shantz, "the second son, was born February 6th, 1811. On March 28th, 1837, he was married to Susannah Scheirich. She was born April 1st, 1820, and died April 6th, 1884. Soon after their marriage they settled on their farm, then nearly all forest, near Shantz Station, where they resided until their deaths. During the last years of his life he was so unfortunate as to lose his eyesight. he died February 23rd, 1891, leaving a large family"1a

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John Y. Shantz
 
27523 Jonas C. Shantz, "was born July 26th, 1813. On March 28th, 1837, he was married to Hannah, daughter of John C. and Catharine (Shantz) Snyder. She was born July 25th, 1819, and died December 12, 1848. On January 21st, 1851 he was again married to Mary, daughter of Abraham and Nancy (Clemmer) Janzen (She was the widow of the late Abraham Honsberger). She was born June 18th, 1802, and died March 26th, 1888. Mr. Shantz shortly after his first marriage moved several miles north of Baden where he still resides"1a

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Jonas C. Shantz
 
27524 Jonas W. Shantz, "the fourth son, was born November 13th, 1843. He was married to Phietta B. Schweitzer."1a

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Jonas W. Shantz
 
27525 Shantz. Jonathan, son of Amos and Esther (Cressman) Shantz, was born at Manheim, Waterloo Co., Ont., on Oct. 12, 1873; died at the Watrous Hospital Dec. 9, 1939; aged 66 y. 1 m. 27 d. At the age of 23 years he was converted in a series of evangelistic meetings held at the Blenheim Mennonite Church of which he then became a member. In the spring of 1905 he came to Guernsey, Sask., where he resided till death. He was a faithful member of the Sharon congregation and remained faithful till death. He leaves to mourn his departure 3 brothers (Josiah and Samuel of Manheim, Ont.; Addison of Guernsey), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Urias Snider, Kitchener, Ont.; Mrs. Herbert Shantz, Waterloo, Ont.; Barbara, Los Angeles, Calif.). Magdalena and Elminda of Kitchener, Ont., and 1 brother Jeremiah preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Sharon Mennonite Church in charge of Bro. M. H. Schmitt. Mr. Robinson of Watrous assisted at the home and and Bishop Janzen assisted at the church. Interment in adjoining cemetery. 1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXII, No 42 - January 18, 1940 pages 894-96 
Jonathan Shantz
 
27526 Jonathan S. Shantz, "was born March 16th, 1849. On October 24th, 1876, he was married to Caroline Bingeman. They reside in Winterbourne, Ontario, where he is engaged in the sawing and lumber business"1a

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"Shantz.-Death came as a welcome relief to Bro. Jonathan. Shantz of Carstairs, Alta., who passed away Dec. 14, 1914; aged 65 y. 8 m. 28 d. The deceased was born March 16, 1849, in Waterloo Co. Ont., where he grew to manhood and on Oct. 27, 1876, was married to Caroline Bingeman. To this union were born 9 children, 2 of them having died while quite young. The remaining ones are in the immediate vicinity and at home. In 1901 he moved with his family to a farm near Carstairs, Alberta, where he has since resided to the time of his death. He has been a member of the Mennonite Church for quite a number of years, and when health permitted was seldom missing at the regular services.
Funeral services conducted by N. R. Weber, J. K. Lehman, and N. B. Stauffer, on Dec. 16 at the West Zion Church, near Carstairs, Alta."2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 40 - December 31, 1914, page 647: 
Jonathan S. Shantz
 
27527 Joseph Shantz, "youngest child of Abraham Shantz, was born March 12th, 1838. No report of his death or family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joseph Shantz
 
27528 Joseph Shantz Baden - May 16 - Joseph Shantz, 60, of R.R. 2 New Hamburg , died at his home yesterday afternoon following a lengthy illness. Born in Wilmot Township, a son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Daniel Shantz, he was a well known district farmer. He was a member of the Geiger Mennonite Church. Besides his wife, the former Lydia Snyder, two sons, Vernon of Victoriaburg and Wayne of Baden, and to daughters, Louise and Alice at home, survive. Here brothers, Norman and Simeon of Haysville and Uzziah of Strasburg and two sisters, Mrs. Ephraim Schmidt and Mrs. John McKenzie of Baden and one grandchild also survive. A sister Annie, died 34 years ago. The remains will be held at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home until 7 o'clock tonight when removal will be made to the residence near Baden until 1:30 p.m. Monday. The funeral with Rev. Moses Roth officiating will be held at the Geiger Mennonite Church at 2 p.m. Monday. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aThe Kitchener Daily News 16 Mar 1942 
Joseph N. Shantz
 
27529 Joseph Shantz, "the youngest son of Isaac and Barbara (Reiff) Shantz, was born near Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, June 24, 1795. In May, 1808, his mother, with her three youngest children, David, Veronica, and Joseph, who was then only thirteen years of age, moved to Canada and arrived in Waterloo County in June. On the 21st or 22nd of the same month she took possession of her bush farm, being composed of part of lot No. 52, German Company's Tract. About six acres were cleared and cleaned and a log house put up, but this house was without roof and floor until their coming. The lumber was purchased in Galt and the first thing the party had to do on their arrival was to put on the board roof and lay the floor, and then the house was ready to move into. By four o'clock in the afternoon everything was put in its proper place and everybody felt happy and well at home except Joseph who stood outside the house and wept bitterly, being sick of the wild and romantic life and wishing himself home at Pottstown again. So much did he weep that his mother came out to speak words of comfort to him, upon which he said, 'O mother, what made you leave our beautiful home and come here where there is nothing but bush and flies? Why had you listen to Christian? (His brother who settled here in 1806 always spoke well of Waterloo) It is not at all as he used to say.' The mother, listening to her son's lamentable tale, said, 'Joseph, now do quit crying and come into the house with me or else I shall have homesick like you and begin to cry.' They both went into the house and that ended 'Homesick'. (This story Mr. Joseph Shantz related to the writer in the year 1869) Here he was raised and on July 8th, 1817, he was married to Catherine, daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Eby) Schneider. She was born February 12, 1799, and died September 15th, 1881. Soon after their marriage they moved on their farm, being composed of west half of lot No. 9, German Company's Tract, now occupied by their son, Moses. Here they resided until 1849 when they moved on the farm being composed of west half of lot No. 26, German Company's Tract, now in possession of his sons, Joseph and Menno. Here he built a dam and erected a sawmill and for quite a number of years did a large business in sawing during the spring months. After his sons, Joseph and Menno, were married, he divided his farm into two and gave each one about half, Joseph retaining the part with the old buildings and the sawmill. Here he died, March 19th, 1882, six months after the decease of his wife. They had a family of seven children"1a

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Joseph R. Shantz
 
27530 Joseph S. Shantz, "was born June 21st, 1872. He is unmarried and is engaged as a clerk with Mr. A. S. Hallman."1a

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Joseph S. Shantz
 
27531 Joseph Shantz, "was born May 15th, 1830. On November 6th, 1855, he was married to Catharine Martin who was born November 29th, 1836. Soon after his marriage he moved on his father's farm, north-west of Waterloo, where he was engaged in farming and sawing. Here he resided until his death which took place October 2nd, 1886. To them was born a family of six children"1a

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Joseph S. Shantz
 
27532 Joseph S. Shantz

Mr. J. S. Shantz, aged 83, passed away at his home, Fisher's Mills, on Sunday, Oct. 1. Mr. Shantz was a widely known citizen and one deeply interested in religion and philanthropic activities. There survive two sons and one daughter, Edwin of Hespeler, Junia at home and Mrs. Sydney Shantz of Kitchener. The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 3rd, from his home at Fisher's Mills. Rev. S. M. Kanagy of Blair and Bishop C. F. Derstine, Kitchener, officiated. The remains were interred in Wanner's cemetery. Casket bearers were Moses B. Shantz, Kitchener; Lyndere Shantz, New Hamburg; Moses Bowman, New Dundee; Gordon Snyder, Kitchener; Fred Snyder, Waterloo; Edward Snyder, Preston.

The Waterloo Chronicle 12 Oct 1933 pg 5

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Joseph Shantz, "was born February 13th, 1851. On February 13th, 1877, he was married to Nancy Shantz. Some time after their marriage they moved near Hespeler where she died March 13th, 1885. On March 9th, 1887, he was again married to Magdalena Snyder, widow of the late Alfred Simpson. They reside near Hespeler, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming. To him and his first wife were born two sons,."1a

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Joseph Stauffer Shantz
 
27533 Joseph W. Shantz, "the youngest son of second wife, was born December 26th, 1849. On September 3rd, 1874, he was married to Emma Nold."1a

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Joseph W. Shantz
 
27534 Joseph Y. Shantz, "was born July 10th, 1815. On May 15th, 1838, he was married to Elizabeth Stauffer who was born January 5th, 1820. They reside in Wilmot Township where he followed farming many years but now lives retired. To them were born the following children"1a

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SHANTZ - Joseph Y. Shantz, son of Jacob and Mary (Yost) Shantz, was born July 10, 1815, in Waterloo Co., Ont. He was married to Elizabeth Stauffer on the 15th of May, 1838. To them were born twelve children, of whom four sons and five daughters survive, all living in Wilmot Twp., near the paternal home. Bro. Shantz passed away on the 8th of May at the ripe old age of 84 ys., 9 ms., and 28 ds. A large circle of relatives and friends followed the remains to their last resting place at Geiger's M. H. on the 11th. Deceased united with the Mennonite Church in his youth and was a consistent member until death. Funeral services were held by E.S. Hallman from Psa. 39:4, and Amos Cressman from Rev. 14:13. Sister Shantz preceded her husband several years ago. May the Lord comfort the family and friends.2a

2aHERALD OF TRUTH, Vol. XXXVII, No. 11, June 1, 1900, pages 174, 175 
Joseph Y. Shantz
 
27535 Joshua M. Shantz, "was born May 2nd, 1862. He is married to Hannah Rosenberger. They reside south of Baden, on Huron Road, where he is engaged in farming."1a

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Joshua M. Shantz
 
27536 Joshua Y. Shantz, "was born near Berlin, September 11th, 1817. On March 17th, 1840, he was married to Magdalena, daughter of Henry and Catharine (Miller) Martin. She was born December 8th, 1822, and died February 6th, 1892. They resided in Wilmot Township where he followed farming many years. To them were born ten Children"1a

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Joshua Y. Shantz
 
27537 Josiah Shantz, "was born November 18th, 1861. He is married to Eliza Shantz and resides in the town of Berlin where he is engaged in running a dray. To them were born the following children, .."1a

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Josiah E. Shantz
 
27538 Josiah K. Shantz, "was born December 5th 1834. He is married to Nancy Kolb. They reside at Peabody, Kansas, where he is engaged in farming."1a

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Josiah K. Shantz
 
27539 Shantz.--Josiah N., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Amos Shantz, was born Sept. 28, 1871; passed away at his home in Parkway, Ont., Feb. 4, 1945; aged 73 y. 4 m. 7 d. He was a member of the Latschar Mennonite Church. On Oct. 12, 1900, he was united in marriage to Susannah Bachert, who survives. He also leaves 3 daughters (Cecelia, Corella, and Kathryn--Mrs. Mrs. Clayton Weber, all of Parkway), 2 brothers (Addison, Guernsey, Sask.; and Samuel C., Petersburg, Ont.), 5 sisters (Mrs. Urias Snider, Parkway; Mrs. Herbert Shantz, Waterloo, Ont.; Barbara, Los Angeles, Calif.; Magdalena and Elminda, Kitchener, Ont.), 2 grandchildren, one foster brother (Manasseh Hallman), and one foster sister (Mrs. George Schmitt). Two daughters (Leila and Reta) predeceased him. Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the Latschar Church, in charge of M. H. Roth and Lorne W. Schmitt. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - May 4, 1945 - page 86, 87

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After the death of Josiah's mother, Jacob & Catherine Hallman became his foster parents. He is living with them in the 1881 census 
Josiah N. Shantz
 
27540 Josiah Shantz, "was born January 26th, 1861. He is married to Phianna Rudy. They reside on Mr. Abraham Rudy's farm which he has rented. To them are born two children, .."1a

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Shantz. --- Josiah, son of Bro. and Sister Menno S. Shantz, was born Jan. 26, 1861; died at his home in German Mills, Ont., Jan. 5, 1940; aged 78 y. 11 m. 20 d. He was ill for only a week. Death was caused by heart trouble. He was married to Sofiana Rudy Nov. 25, 1884. He was a member of the Strasburg Mennonite Church. Surviving are his wife, 1 daughter (Mrs. David Bearinger, German Mills),1 son (Alvin, of Waterloo), 4 sisters (Mrs. Christian Martin, Mrs. Manasseh Martin, and Mrs. Paul Martin of Waterloo; Mrs. Menno Steckle and Mrs. John Steckle of Zurich), and 6 grandchildren. Two brothers and 1 sister predeceased him. Funeral services were held Jan. 8, private at the home and public services at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener. Interment in the First Mennonite Cemetery. Funeral services were in charge of Bro. Simon Martin and Jesse Martin.2a

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Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXII, No 50 - March 14, 1940 --- page 1070, 1071. 
Josiah S. Shantz
 
27541 Obituary - New Hamburg Independent, August 10, 1945

Mrs. John E. Bingeman Passes Suddenly

Seized by a heart attack, Mrs. John E. Bingeman passed away very suddenly at 9.30 o'clock on Wednesday night at her home on Jacob Street. The news of her death came as a distinct shock to her family and many friends. She was in her 65th year.
The late Mrs. Bingeman, nee Judith Shantz, was born in Wilmot Township near Haysville, a daughter of the late Solomon Shantz and Marian Hostetler. She was married in March 1899, to John E. Bingeman and they resided on the Shantz homestead for several years, later moving to Haysville. The deceased came with her husband and their family to New Hamburg in 1911. During her residence here, Mrs. Bingeman was an active worker in the local Evangelical Church. She was president of the Women's Missionary Society of that church at the time of her death, and was also a member of the Ladies' Aid Society.
Her husband, a former reeve of New Hamburg, and an ex-warden of Waterloo County, predeceased her in January, 1940. One son, Earl, was drowned at Port Dover in 1936 and a daughter died in infancy.
The surviving members of the family are Edith, Reg.N., in the Hamilton General Hospital; Mrs. Harry Barnes (Vera), New Hamburg; Mrs. Homer Watson (Marion), Moncton, N.B.; Harold and Stanley, Woodstock; Lloyd, Buffalo, N.Y.; Nile, London, and Perlus and Jack, St. Thomas. Also surviving are one brother, Eph. Shantz, Haysville, and three sisters, Mrs. Titus Kolb, Kitchener; Mrs. Jos. Salzman, Petersburg, and Mrs. Frank Miller of Millersburg, Ohio. There are also 11 grandchildren.
The remains are resting at her late home until 1 p.m., on Saturday after which they will rest at Zion Evangelical Church where the funeral service will be held at 2.30 o'clock on Saturday afternoon. Internment will be in Riverside Cemetery. Rev. Clayton Becker will be in charge 
Judith Ann Shantz
 
27542 Good, Laura, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Noah Shantz, was born near Haysville, Ont., Dec. 22, 1883; died at the Fairview Mennonite Home, Preston, Ont., Feb. 11, 1969; aged 85 y. 1 m. 20 d. She was preceded in death by 2 husbands (Tobias Shantz in 1944, and Jeremiah Good in 1963). Surviving are 2 brothers (Walter C. and Stauffer C.) and one sister (Marian - Mrs. R. S. Steiner). She was a member of the Erb Street Church, where funeral services were held, with Milton Schwartzentruber and J. B. Martin officiating1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LXII, Number 10 - March 11, 1969 pages 239, 240 
Laura Shantz
 
27543 December, 20th, in Waterloo county, Ont., of Consumption, LEAH, daughter of John Y. SCHANTZ, aged 17 years, 9 months, and 22 days. A year previous to her death she found peace for her soul, and sealed her peace with God by baptism. O, dear young souls, take this young sister in the Lord for an example, and come to Jesus, who will give you peace.1a

1aHerald of Truth - Volume X, Number 3 - March 1873 - Pages 61-63  
Leah Shantz
 
27544 Leah Shantz, "was born December 1st, 1829. On October 19th, 1851, she was married to Solomon Martin. They reside in Huron County, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming."1a

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Leah Shantz
 
27545 Leah Shantz, "was born May 16th, 1852. In 1881 she was married to Nathaniel Bergey. They reside near Manheim and have a family of eight children"1a

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Leah Shantz
 
27546 Snyder. Lula Shantz was born July 5, 1901; died Jan. 29, 1938; aged 36 y. 6 m. 24 d. In September, 1932, she was united in marriage to Roy Snyder. There remain to mourn her departure her husband, 3 stepchildren (Adeline, Lorne, and Lucinda), also her parents (Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Shantz) and 3 sisters (Cecilia, Corella, and Catharine, Mrs. Clayton Weber). One sister predeceased her five years ago. At the age of 14 she accepted her Saviour and united with the Church, to which she remained faithful until death. During her illness (which covered several years) she suffered much weakness, but she bore it patiently with the strength she had. Her last illness brought to her a desire to leave this world of suffering and exchange it for a heavenly home, for which she declared herself prepared. Funeral service was conducted by Brethren M. Hallman and H. W. Stevanus. Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery at Bloomingdale, Ont.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXX, No. 49 - March 3, 1938 
Leida "Lulu" Shantz
 
27547 Shantz.- Lemore H., son of Samuel and Mary (Hallman) Shantz, was born at Mannheim, Ont., Aug. 13, 1909; died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Feb. 11, 1984; aged 74 y. On Mar. 7, 1945, he was married to Olive Schramm, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Phyllis-Mrs. Maurice Martin), 2 grandchildren, one sister (Laverne-Mrs. Joyce Witmer), and 2 brothers (Kenneth and Melvin). He was a member of First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 14, in charge of Glenn Brubacher and Brice Balmer; spring interment in Mannheim Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 77, Number 13 -March 27, 1984, pages 233, 234.  
Lemore Hallman Shantz
 
27548 Lena Shantz, "the third daughter of Abraham Shantz, was born September 3rd, 1812. She was married to Abraham Latschaw January 23rd, 1834. She died June 30th 1841. No information received in regard to her descendants."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lena Shantz
 
27549 Shantz, Leonard, son of Henry and Angeline (Snider) Shantz, was born in High River, Alta., Aug. 18, 1915; died of a heart attack at Elmira, Ont., Oct. 27, 1980; aged 65 y. On June 22, 1940, he was married to Leona Gingrich, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Clinton, Mark, and Dale), 3 daughters (Janet Quartel, Linda Shoemaker, and Elaine Shantz), 2 sisters (Eileen Biehn, and Olive Biehn), and 2 brothers (Arthur and Lincoln). He was a member of Elmira Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 30, in charge of Doug Snyder and Gary Knarr; interment in Elmira Mennonite Church Cemetery. Leonard S. Shantz
 
27550 FEICK, Leota

Following a brief illness, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on Saturday, March 12, 1994, in her 94th year, formerly of Nithview Seniors Home in New Hamburg. Mrs. Feick was born in Philipsburg, Ont. and was a member of First Mennonite Church, Kitchener. Dear mother of Myrtle and her husband Elam Horst of Baden, Earl and his wife Lynne of St. Jacobs, Donald and his wife Gladys of St. Thomas. Lovingly remembered by Jim and Alex Holtom of Alberta. Beloved grandmother of 23 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; Sister of Vinetta Witmer and Clayton A. Shantz, both of Cambridge, Dorothy Snyder of Kitchener and Lloyd S. Shantz of Listowel. Predeceased by her husband, Edwin (1989); parents, Wendall R. and Prisilla (nee Swartz) Shantz and a brother, Ward 1931. Mrs. Feick's family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, today (Monday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Transfer will be made to First Mennonite Church, 800 King St. E., Kitchener, on Tuesday at 12 noon for the funeral service to follow in the church at 2 p.m., with Rev. Rudy Baergen officiating. Interment to follow in First Mennonite Cemetery.

The Record 14 Mar 1994 pg A6 
Leota Lucille Shantz
 
27551 SHANTZ, Lester Baer - Peacefully at Carrington Place, Ancaster on January 1, 2005 in his 91st year. Dear husband of the late Gracienne (1983) and Alberta (2004). Loving father of James Shantz and his partner Lisa Haid of Kitchener, David of Hamilton, Cheryl and her husband Jack Schumaker of New Zealand. Step-father of Laurie Daniels of St. George and Allan and his wife Jeannie Daniels of Caledonia. Will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Ryan, Erin and Paul Shantz, and step-grandchildren Chris, Todd and Chanda. Survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his parents Ervin and Louisa Shantz and brother Clarence, and sisters Gladys and Vera. Mr. Shantz was a long time active member of Mt. Hamilton Baptist Church and was a long time principal and teacher in Kitchener and Hamilton. The family will receive friends at the DODSWORTH & BROWN Funeral Home ANCASTER CHAPEL 378 Wilson St. E. Ancaster, Ontario (905-648-3852) on Thursday, January 6, 2005 from 11:30 a.m. until the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Cremation and reception to follow the service. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated. The family invite friends and relatives to sign the Book of Condolences at www.db-ancaster.ca Lester Baer Shantz
 
27552 Levi Shantz, "was born December 10th, 1853. He is married to Nancy Cressman and resides in Berlin where he is engaged with the J. Y. Shantz & Son Button Co., To them were born seven children".1a

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Levi Shantz
 
27553 Levi B. Shantz, "was born May 23rd, 1852. On April 29, 1885, he was married to Aggie Osborne who was born January 19th, 1855. They reside in New York State and have a family of two children named.."1a

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Levi B. Shantz
 
27554 Levi S. Shantz, "was born May 8th, 1841. On March 28th, 1865, he was married to Lydia, daughter of Abraham and Nancy (Strome) Rosenberger. She was born May 27th, 1845. They resided on Upper Road, Wilmot Township, where he is engaged in farming."1a

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Levi S. Shantz
 
27555 Livy Shantz, "was born September 21st, 1831. She was married to Samuel S., son of Jonathan Bowman. They reside near Conestogo, Woolwich Township, east side of the Grand River."1a

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Levia Shantz
 
27556 Shantz, Lincoln C., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Noah S. Shantz, was born in Wilmot Twp., April 1, 1892; died at his late residence in Kitchener, Ont., on April 20, 1957; aged 65 y. 19 d. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, and formerly a trustee of the church and a Sunday-school superintendent. He was predeceased by his first wife, Pearl Snyder Shantz, on Nov. 30, 1925, and also 2 sons in infancy. He is survived by his wife, Rosetta Snyder Shantz, one son (Paul), 2 brothers (Walter, Haysville, Stauffer, Kitchener), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Jeremiah Good, Waterloo, and Mrs. Marion Steiner, Lima, Ohio).1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume L, Number 20 - May 14, 1957 - page 478, 479
 
Lincoln C. Shantz
 
27557 SHOEMAKER, Linda Joy Peacefully passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at KW Health Centre of Grand River Hospital. Linda (Shantz) Shoemaker, age of 62 years, of Elmira. Beloved wife and best friend of Stuart Shoemaker for 43 years. Dear mother of Dean and Victoria Shoemaker of Guelph, Heather and David French of Elmira. Loving grandma of Koron and Maya Shoemaker, and Ryan French. Daughter of Leona Thomson of Elmira and the late Leonard Shantz. Sister of Clinton and Phyllis Shantz of North Port, Florida, Janet Shantz and Gail Myhr of Montreal, Elaine and Dale Shantz of Wellesley, Mark Shantz of Nanaimo, BC, and Dale Shantz of London. Linda is lovingly remembered by the Hugh Thomson family and by her many nieces, nephews and their families. The family will receive their friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira on Thursday, January 19th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private family interment has taken place in the Elmira Mennonite Cemetery. A memorial service to celebrate Linda's life will be held at the Elmira Mennonite Church on Friday, January 20th at 2 p.m. with Pastor Steven Janzen and Pastor Fred Lichti officiating. A special thanks to all the nurses, staff and to Drs. Fatima and Shahi on 5D South for the compassion and care given to Linda. In Linda's memory, donations to Mennonite Central Committee would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.dreisingerfuneralhome.com.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 18 Jan 2012 
Linda Joy Shantz
 
27558 LLOYD E. SHANTZ 1916 - 2005 Peacefully, on Friday, December 16, 2005, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 90th year. Lloyd is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years Etta (Shantz). Loving father of Murray and Carol Shantz of Conestogo, Carolyn and Howie Wideman, and Larry and Dianne Shantz of Breslau and Linda Shantz-Keresztes and Lou Keresztes of Calgary. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Brad and Sheryl Shantz, Greg and Christine Shantz, Bryan and Sherri Shantz, Rhonda and Ryan Burkholder, Troy, Brent and Leigh Anne Shantz and Adam Keresztes; eight great-grandchildren, Jessica, Mackenzie, Ryan, Jordan, Riley and Lukas Shantz and Abigail and Reid Burkholder. Lloyd will be fondly remembered by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Erma Shantz, Robert and Lena Shantz, Ida and Lloyd Schwartzentruber, Ion and Helen Shantz, Arley and Mabel Shantz, Helen, Marie and Irene Shantz and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Cinetta (Gimbel) and Aldred Shantz and brother Ward Shantz. Lloyd farmed for many years in Woolwich Township. He was a long time member of Breslau Mennonite Church. Friends visited with the family at Fairview Mennonite Home in Cambridge on Sunday afternoon. Visiting will continue today (Monday) at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, from 2-4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Breslau Mennonite Church, on Tuesday, December 20, 2005, at 2:30 p.m., with Pastor Darrel Toews and Pastor Tara Gingerich Hiebert officiating. Interment to follow in Breslau Mennonite Church Cemetery. In memory of Lloyd, donations to the Mennonite Central Committee, Cambridge Memorial Hospital or a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and can be arranged through the funeral home. Donations/Condolences/Flowers www.edwardrgood.com 745-84451a

1aThe Record 19 Dec 2005 
Lloyd Elmer Shantz
 
27559 Eby Eby in his book gives his name as Lloyd Dwight, he was in error.

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Shantz, Lloyd Herbert, son of Israel and Elizabeth Shantz, was born at Kitchener, Ont., died Feb. 18, 1974; aged 85 y. 4 m. 11 d. On Dec. 20, 1917, he was married to Mary Ann Cressman, who preceded him in death on Oct. 8, 1969. On Oct. 6, 1971, he was married to Mary Weber, who died on June 22, 1972. Surviving are one son (Royden), one dauther (Gladys), 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 7 stepchildren, 31 step-grandchildren, 13 step-great-grandchildren, one brother (Sam), and 4 sisters (Seleda, Erma, Norma, and Edna). He was preceded in death by one sister (Vera), one brother (Orville), and one grandson (Vernon Diller). He was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held in charge of Gordon Buschert, C. J. Ramer, and Linford Hackman; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume 67, Number 14 - April 2, 1974, pp. 293, 294 
Lloyd Herbert Shantz
 
27560 Shantz, Lloyd Stanley, 89, Listowel, Ont. Born: Oct. 22, 1904, Williamsburg, Ont., to Wendall R. and Priscilla Swartz Shantz. Died: Aug. 27, 1994, Listowel, Ont. Survivors - sons: Ellis, Merle, Royal, Calvin; siblings: Clayton, Vinetta Witmer, Dorothy Snyder; 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Beatrice Snider Shantz (wife). Funeral and burial: Aug. 30, Erb Street Mennonite Church, by Renee Sauder, Doug Snyder, and Pat Falk.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 87, Number 38 - September 27, 1994 
Lloyd Stanley Shantz
 
27561 Loide Shantz, "was born May 5th, 1867. She is engaged as book-keeper for the J. Y. Shantz & Son Button Company, Limited. She is not married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Loide Shantz
 
27562 SCHRUMM, Lois Jean

It is with great sadness, the family of Lois Jean (Shantz) Schrumm announces her passing at home on November 16, 2011. Born in Toronto June 20, 1921, she moved to Preston, where she met and married Russell (Bummer) Schrumm (deceased 1985). Predeceased by her brothers Robin, Arnold and Douglas and one sister Marjorie Singleton. Left to mourn are her sons Jim (Christine) of B.C. and their children, Carmen (Garth) Letcher and Lisa (Troy) Gross. Also Ted (Judy) of Preston and their children, Matthew (Andrea) and Elizabeth (Terry) Scotland. AIso five great-grandchildren. She also leaves many nieces and nephews, who she was happy to visit with at her 90th birthday celebration, in June of this year. Lois was a long time employee of Union Gas. She also loved travelling with her husband and spent many enjoyable years at their trailer in Bayfield, Ont. At Lois's request there will be a private family service and no visitation

Cambridge Times 23 Nov 2011 
Lois Jean Shantz
 
27563 Martin.- Lona, daughter of Herbert and Salina Shantz, was born in Waterloo Twp., Ont., May 7, 1903; died at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Apr. 13, 1977; aged 73 y. On May 24, 1939, she was married to Joseph M. Martin, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sisters (Erma-Mrs. Stanley Snider, and Wilma-Mrs. Martin Horst). She was a member of Elmira Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 16, in charge of Vernon Leis and Steve Dick; interment in Elmira Mennonite Church Cemetery

Gospel Herald - Volume 70, Number 19 - May 10, 1977, page 398 
Lona Shantz
 
27564 BERGEY, Lorna Lucille (nee Shantz) - Died peacefully at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, March 22, 2009, in her 88th years. Lorna was the loving wife of the late David D. Bergey who predeceased her in 1980. Survived by sons, Edward (Karen Rudy) and Robert (Linda Penner) both of Brampton, Grandchildren Christopher (Lisa Moretti) Bergey of Woodbridge, Suzanne (Jeremy) Stacey of Brampton. Fondly remembered by eight great-grandchildren. Also survived by siblings, Jean Culb (Vineland), Kenneth and Marie Shantz, Wilbur and Kay Shantz, Joanne Hunsberger, Beth and Paul Good all of New Hamburg and Kathryn Leatherman of Elkhart, Indiana and sister-in-law, Vaughn Waddle. Predeceased by Clyde Shantz. Lorna was a resident of Fairview Suites, Cambridge and formerly resided in Eastwood Community (Kitchener), Haysville and New Dundee. In 1988 Lorna retired form Bergey's Cheese that she and her husband David had operated for 38 years. She tirelessly volunteered her time and held leadership positions throughout her life in a variety of Mennonite Church and Community organizations. These include Mennonite Women's Mission Service Commission, New Dundee Public Library, Doon Pioneer Village, North Waterloo Cancer Society, Waterloo Historical Society, Historical Committee of the Mennonite Church of North America, Mennonite Archives of Ontario (Conrad Grebel), Pennsylvania Folklore Society of Ontario, Mennonite Historical Society of Canada, Mennonite Bi-Centennial Commission, MCEC Historical Committee, Mennonite Historical Society of Canada, Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario and Ontario Mennonite Credit Union, in many of these organizations Lorna pioneered as the first woman to hold leadership positions. Lorna was a fervent supporter of the Mennonite Church through the Mennonite Central Committee, Mennonite Foundation, and Mennonite Economic Development Association. Her encyclopedic knowledge of Mennonite History allowed her to assist many history writers over several decades. In addition to her long list of historical articles and sketches she has also been an acknowledged source in many local histories. At the time of her death, Lorna was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener. Relatives and friends may visit at Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home and Chapel (621 King St. W., Kitchener) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at First Mennonite Church (800 King St. E., Kitchener) on Saturday March 28, 2009 at 10 a.m. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Mennonite Central Committee by calling the funeral home at 519-745-9495.

The Waterloo Region Record - Mar. 24, 2009

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A lover of local history

As one of Waterloo Region's most respected Mennonite historians, Lorna Bergey was honoured many times. Academics called on her vast knowledge when writing books, yet such attention made her uncomfortable. "To her, she was just a farm wife with a Grade 8 education," said her son, Ed Bergey of Brampton. By her late 60s, Lorna was finally feeling confident and deserving of the respect, but it would never be anything she'd brag about. Her Mennonite upbringing of humility meant the work was important, not the accolades. Ed said that Lorna was both "happy and mortified" at every new award.

Lorna was born the eldest of eight children to a Mennonite farming family near Baden. In Grade 8 she passed her high school entrance examinations but dreams of an education would be dashed by responsibilities at home caring for siblings and an ailing mother.

In a 2001 Record interview she said, "Can you imagine, I was only 12 years old? From this experience, I learned that girls and women were expected to serve their appointed homes, but I also learned when something needs to be done, you do it." Lorna lived up to those responsibilities even though she would also fill every free moment absorbing books and information, particularly related to her heritage.

She once said, "I don't think I ever thought of it as being interesting to anyone else. I don't think that the generation of my parents felt too comfortable exposed to the public view. For my generation, I sort of feel that credit should be given where credit is due."

Lorna's life had been about caring for others, until she met David Bergey at a church function and fell in love. Her father, however, dictated there would be no marriage until she turned 19. "On May 29, on her 19th birthday, she got married," Ed said. The couple raised two sons, Ed and Robert, while running a farm, though due to poor financial returns David sold his cattle, did contract work for other farmers and expanded a cheese-making business at their farm, started as a sideline by his grandmother in 1872.

In 1954 David was seriously injured after plunging 14 metres from a silo. He spent the rest of his life in and out of hospital. It was up to Lorna to take charge. According to her sons, she did a splendid job. She built Bergey Cheese into a profitable business by closing down their own small cheese-making operation and selling selected products from other companies. Eventually Bergey Cheese ran stores in Toronto and Hamilton as well as vendors' stalls at five farmers' markets.

"There was no health insurance in those days," Lorna once recalled. "So two years of mounting medical bills made it a sink-or-swim proposition. It was our bread and butter."

In 1988, eight years after David died, Lorna closed the successful business, which gave her time to pursue historical research.

In 2001, she was part of a documentary produced by the Pennsylvania German Folklore Society of Ontario and she was a veteran volunteer archivist at Conrad Grebel University College, largely responsible for creating the Mennonite collection.

"She was very gifted at getting people to donate things," said Sam Steiner, now a retired archivist at the college. He talked about how Lorna stayed on to help him after he was hired in 1974 and how her rich, detailed stories gave vibrancy to historical facts. She was "the person who helped to gather the building blocks for people writing about history."

Lorna was also the first woman to serve in leadership roles in numerous Mennonite historical societies. Sam remembers her as a serious woman, plainly dressed and never without a hat. Ed added that while his mother was not the soft, cuddly sort, she was a good mother, one they admired for her resilience, her toughness and honesty. "She took life as it came and lived her faith," said Ed.

The Waterloo Region Record 14 Apr 2009 Valerie Hill RECORD STAFF 
Lorna Lucille Shantz
 
27565 SHANTZ - On the 23d of April, 1893, in Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont., Lorne, son of Ezra and ____ Shantz, aged 7 months and 25 days. Buried at Geiger's meeting-house on the 25th. Appropriate remarks were made by Pre. Showers in English from Matt. 18:3, and N. Stauffer in German from 1 Pet. 1:24.

"So fades the lovely, blooming flower, frail, smiling solace of an hour;
So soon our transient comforts fly, and pleasure only blooms to die."1a

1a
Herald of Truth, Vol. XXX, No. 10, May 15, 1893 - Page 166, 167  
Lorne Shantz
 
27566 Shantz, Lorne, 85, Baden, Ont. Born: March 11, 1906, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to David and Saloma (Schmitt) Shantz. Died: Aug. 7, 1991, Baden, Ont., from an automobile accident. Survivors-wife: Ada Wismer; children: Ralph, Marilyn Martin, Clare, Harold, Doreen; 10 grandchildren; brother and sister: Stanley, Ilene Burkhardt. Funeral and burial: Aug. 11, Shantz Mennonite Church, by Doris Gascho and Jim Loepp Thiessen.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 84, Number 41 - October 15, 1991 - page 15.

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Shantz, Lorne - On Wednesday, Aug 7, 1991 as the result of an accident. Lorne Shantz of Baden. He was formerly of RR 2 Baden, where he had farmed prior to moving to Baden. Lorne was born in Wilmot Township, 85 years ago, a son of the late David Shantz and the former Saloma Schmitt. He was a member of Shantz Mennonite Church. Lorne had served the church and the community in various ways, including; director of Mennonite Aid Union, Federation of Agriculture, Vesper Springs Manor and the Baden Chamber of Commerce. He had also been a Wilmot Township school board trustee and president of the Baden Seniors. Beloved husband of the former Ada Wismer, whom he married September 22, 1931; dear father of Ralph and his wife Dorothy of RR 2 Baden, Marilyn and her husband Laurence Martin of Scottsdale, PA, Clare and his wife Marlene of St. Agatha, Harold and his wife Judy of Milverton, and Doreen of Windsor. Sadly missed by 10 grandchildren; one brother, Stanley of RR 2 Baden; one sister Ilene Burkhardt of Kitchener; three sisters-in-law, Lydia Shantz of Baden, Elmina Wismer of New Hamburg, Maude Wismer of Kitchener. Lorne was predeceased by one brother, Walter; one sister-in-law Doris Shantz and one brother-in-law, Gordon Burkhardt. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, after 7 p.m. today (Friday) and until Sunday at noon when transfer will be made to Shantz Mennonite Church for the service at 3 p.m., with Pastor Doris Gascho and Pastor Jim Loepp Thiessen officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Shantz Mennonite Church Building Fund or the Mennonite Central Committee.2a

2aThe Record Newspaper 8 Aug 1991

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SHANTZ, Lorne-On Wednesday, Aug. 7, 1991, as the result of an accident, Lorne Shantz of Baden. He was formerly of RR 2 Baden, where he had farmed prior to moving to Baden. Lorne was born in Wilmot township, 85 years ago, a son of the late David Shantz and the former Saloma Schmitt. He was a member of Shantz Mennonite Church. Lorne had served the church and the community in various ways, including; director of Mennonite Aid Union, Federation of Agriculture, Vesper Springs Manor and the Baden Chamber of Commerce. He had also been a Wilmot township school board trustee and president of the Baden Seniors.

Beloved husband of the former Ada Wismer, whom he married September 22, 1931; dear father of Ralph and his wife Dorothy of RR 2, Baden, Marilyn and her husband Laurence Martin of Scottdale, PA., Clare and his wife Marlene of St. Agatha, Harold and his wife Judy of Milverton, and Doreen of Windsor. Sadly missed by 10 grandchildren; one brother, Stanley of RR 2, Baden; one sister, Ilene Burkhardt of Kitchener; three sisters-in-law, Lydia Shantz of Baden, Elmina Wismer of New Hamburg, Maude Wismer of Kitchener.
Lorne was predeceased by one brother, Walter; one sister-in-law, Doris Shantz and one brother-in-law, Gordon Burkhardt.

Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, after 7 p.m. today (Friday) and until Sunday at noon, when transfer will be made to Shantz Mennonite Church for the service at 3 p.m., with Pastor Doris Gascho and Pastor Jim Loepp Thiessen officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Shantz Mennonite Church Building Fund or the Mennonite Central Committee.

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Baden man dies in crash

BADEN (Staff)- A Baden man is dead and his wife in stable condition after a car-pickup truck accident on Highway 7 Wednesday afternoon. Lorne Shantz, 85, died at the scene of the crash, police said. His wife, Ada, 82, who was a passenger in his car is in stable condition at K-W Hospital. Cambridge OPP said Shantz was southbound on Wilmot Township Road 16 and he had stopped for the stop sign at Highway 7. He then proceeded on to the highway into the path of a westbound pickup truck driven by Charles Miles, 36, of Tavistock. Miles received minor injuries. Highway 7 was closed for 2 ½ hours. Shantz was the father of two girls and three boys, including Ralph Shantz, the former mayor of Wilmot Township, said Wilmot Coun. Harold Schmidt. Shantz was a trustee of the Shantz Mennonite Church in Baden, a former school trustee and one-time director of the Baden and District Chamber of Commerce, Schmidt said.2a



 
Lorne Shantz
 
27567 SHANTZ, Lorne R. - On Friday, Jan. 1, 1982 at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, Lorne Raeburn Shantz, age 76 years, of 30 Farmbrook Place, Kitchener.

Beloved husband of the former Lorraine Schneider; dear father of Marlene Brooke of Los Angeles, Calif., Lorne Ray of RR 2, Petersburg, Charles and Fred, both of Kitchener; grandfather of Dawn Bronte, Lorne, Jeffrey, Kevin and Tracey Shantz. Predeceased by three brothers,Abiah, Areeli, Abner.

He was born in Plattsville on March 16, 1905 a son of the late Jacob M. Shantz; and the former Mary Ann Bingeman, and had been a resident of Kitchener since 1925. He was Advertising and Public Relations Manager for J. M. Schneider Inc. at the time of his retirement in 1970.

He was elected to the Kitchener Public School Board in 1946, was Chairman of Physical Health and Safety Committee in 1947, Board Chairman from 1948 to 1949 and again in 1953. He originated Church and School Week in 1947, promoted the observance of Church and School Week throughout Ontario and later throughout Canada. He was president of the Ontario Association of Public School Trustees for two years and a director of the Ontario Urban and Rural Trustees Association. In 1959 he was elected to the Waterloo County Board of Education and was a member of the Building and Sites Committee from 1969 to 1981. He had a total of 36 years continuous service with the school board and his guiding principle in every decision he made was "Will the child benefit".

He was a member of the K-W Kiwanis Club since 1954 with 15 years of perfect attendance; a member of the Retired Business and Professional Men's Club for 10 years and a former moderator of the Senior Citizens Program on Grand River Cable TV for four years. He was also a member of Grand River Lodge 151, AF & AM.

Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, after 7 p.m. this evening, until noon on Monday, then at Bethany Missionary Church, for the funeral service on Monday at 2 p.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Rev. John Hamilton and Rev. Clarence Hunking will conduct the service1a

1aKITCHENER-WATERLOO RECORD Saturday, January 2 1982 P.35

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VETERAN TRUSTEE LORNE SHANTZ DIES AT 76

Lorne Shantz, a Waterloo County Board of Education trustee for Kitchener for 36 years died Friday. Shantz of 30 Farmbrook Pl. was 76. He was the originator of the Church and School Week in 1947 and promoted it throughout the Province. It was a program in which teachers and visiting clergy helped recruit students for church and Sunday school.

Elected to the Kitchener Public School Board in 1946, he served as Chairman in 1948-49 and in 1953. He was president of the Ontario Association of Public School Trustees for a two year period and served as director of the Ontario Urban and Rural Trustees Association. In 1969, he was elected as Waterloo County Public School Board Trustee and was a member of the Board's Building and Sites Committee from 1969 to 1981.

During election campaigns in 1978 as a school trustee he said the Bible should be the first book in the school system and opposed bilingualism in the public schools. He worked for J. M. Schneider Inc. for 41 years, until he retired in 1970 as Advertising and Public Relations Manager. He was a member of the K-W Kiwanis Club since 1954, a member of the K-W Sales and Ad Club and the Retired Business and Professional Men's Club.

During his retirement he hosted a cable television program for senior citizens. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine, a daughter and three sons. The funeral is to be held Monday 
Lorne Rayburn Shantz
 
27568 (Preston May 18) - Mrs. Eugene G. Langs, 58, wife of a prominent Preston dairyman, died during the night at her Concession Road home. Deceased was in her usual health when she retired. Death was attributed to heart failure. She was a d/o Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Shantz of Kitchener. Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Enon N. Hunsberger of Preston, and Miss Helen B. Langs at home, one son, Thomas W. at home, one brother, Sidney Shantz, Kitchener, three sisters, Mrs. W. J. Durham of St. Catharines, Mrs. B. Shantz, Ridley College, St. Catharines, and Miss Susan B. Shantz of Kitchener, two grandchildren, Ralph and Elnor Anne Hunsberger of Preston....

18 May 1938 
Louida Mary A. Shantz
 
27569 Louisa Shantz, "was born December 17th, 1865. On March 23rd, 1886, she was married to Ezra M. Cressman, a farmer. They reside near New Hamburg and have two children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Cressman. --- Louisa, daughter of the late Joseph Y. and Elizabeth (Stauffer) Shantz, was born near Haysville, Ont., in 1865; passed away June 20, 1950; aged 85 y. In 1886 she was married to Ezra Cressman, who preceded her in death. She and her husband were residents of Wilmot Twp., their entire lifetime, having farmed for many years. Soon after marriage she became a Christian and joined the Biehn Mennonite Church, where she continued as an active member until her passing. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Their home was blessed with 3 sons (Leander and Howard, who predeceased her, and Curtis, a bishop in the Mennonite Church, who resides on the home farm). She also leaves 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She and her husband established a family altar so that the family might worship the Lord together as the children grew up. She had comparatively good health until a month before her death, when she suffered a stroke. Funeral services were conducted June 23 at the home and at the Biehn Church by Manasseh Hallman and M. H. Roth. Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the church.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XLIII, Number 31 - August 1, 1950 ---- page 774. 
Louisa Shantz
 
27570 Louisa Rebecca Shantz, "was born October 20th, 1867. On March 14th, 1886, she was married to Benjamin E. Eby. They reside in the town of Galt."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Louisa Rebecca "Rebecca" Shantz
 
27571 Levina Shantz, "was born July 19th 1856. She is married to Cyrus Rickert, a farmer. The reside near Manheim, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lovina Shantz
 
27572 MARTIN, Lovina At Seaforth Community Hospital on Saturday, October 27, 2012, Mrs. Lovina (Shantz) Martin of Listowel, in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of Sidney G. Martin. Dear mother of Rosemary and Ron Metzger, and Charlotte Cressman, all of Stratford, Dorcas and Jim Toth of Atwood, Lucille and Mark Stolz of Monkton, Daryl Martin of Listowel, and Jennifer and Ed Vellenga of Walton. Grandmother of Jason (Erin), Adam (Ruth), Cody (Danielle), Melissa (David), Brandon, Jessica, Rochelle, Eric, and Emily, and great-grandmother of Nathaniel. Survived by seven brothers, four sisters, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Abram and Lovina (Martin) Shantz, and her sister Rebecca. Visitation will be held at the Eaton Funeral Home , Listowel on Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Listowel Mennonite Church on Tuesday, October 30th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel. Memorial donations to Mennonite Central Committee would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at: www.eatonfuneralhome.ca Lovina Shantz
 
27573 Baer, -- Luanna, passed away at her home in Kitchener, Ont., Sept. 20, 1953; aged 73 y. 11 m. 5 d. She was the daughter of the late Isaac and Sarah Shantz and was born at Shantz Station, Ont., Oct. 15, 1879. She was united in marriage to Simon Baer in 1902. She is survived by her husband, 3 sons (Arthur and Raymond, Kitchener, Ont.; and Manasseh, Orillia, Ont.), 4 daughters (Verna;Mrs. Omar Rudy, West Montrose, Ont.; Lillian;Mrs. Ronald Snider, Waterloo, Ont.; Florence;Mrs. Vernice Smith, Miller, S. Dak., and Grace;Mrs. Mervin Weber, Kitchener, Ont.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Mary Rudy and Edith, Kitchener, Ont.), 18 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter (Edith), and 2 sons in infancy. Whenever her health permitted she was active in the Ladiesí Aid and faithful in church attendance. Funeral services took place at the First Mennonite Church with C. F. Derstine and J. H. Hess in charge. Interment was made in the Kitchener Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 42 - October 20, 1953 --- page 1014, 1015  
Luannah Shantz
 
27574 Shantz.-Lucina, daughter of Aaron Shantz, was born July 6, 1876; died Feb. 24, 1936; aged 59 y. 7 m. 18 d. She leaves her aged parents, 2 brothers, and 1 sister. She was converted in her youth and united with the Mennonite Church. She lived a faithful and loyal Christian life. Funeral services were held at the Waterloo, Ont., Mennonite Church, in charge of Bro. J. B. Martin, assisted by Bro. N. Hunsberger. Text, Rom. 8:28. Interment in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald, March 19, 1936 - Vol. XXVIII, No.51 - page 1086, 1087 
Lucinda Shantz
 
27575 Lucinda Shantz, "was born April 4th, 1866. She was married to David Hoffer in March, 1890. They reside on a farm near Floradale, Ontario. No family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lucinda Shantz
 
27576 Lucinda Shantz, "was born October 8th, 1859. She is married to David H. Snyder, a farmer. They reside in Wilmot Township, on the Blenheim Township line. To them were born three children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Snyder - Lucinda Shantz was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont.; died at her home near New Dundee, Ont., Nov 2, 1943: aged 84 y. She was united in marriage to David Snyder. To this union were born 6 children, 4 of whom survive (Eldon, Alvin, Ida, and Mary, all at home). She was the last surviving member of the Joshua Y. Shantz family. She was a member of the Mennonite Church in which faith she died. Her life was a silent testimony. She was much concerned for her children. Funeral services were held at the home in charge of Bro. Moses N. Baer and at the Blenhiem Mennonite Church in charge of Bros. C. C. Cressman and Manasseh Hallman. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXVI, No . 36 - December 2, 1943, page 751 
Lucinda Shantz
 
27577 Lucinda B. Shantz, "was born September 7th, 1848. On March 10th, 1868, she was married to Esra Schneider."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lucinda B. Shantz
 
27578 Gimbel, Mrs. Harold, daughter of the late Elias and Rebecca (Mussleman) Shantz, was born near Elmira, Ont., July---, 1908; passed away at her home in Freeport, Jan. 25, 1954, after a lengthy illness; aged 45 y. 6 m. 17 d. She was a faithful member of the Preston Mennonite Church. She was married to Harold Gimbel, on July 11, 1928. Surviving are her husband, one son (Walter, of Freeport), one daughter (Helen-Mrs. Lawrence Weber, of Alma), 2 grandchildren, one brother (Irvin Shantz, of Baden), and 5 sisters (Mrs. Horace Hallman, of Freeport; Mrs. Roy Snider, of Strasburg; Mrs. Samuel Cressman, of Preston; Mrs. Wellington Weber, of Simcoe and Mrs. Eugene Kraft, of Kitchener). Three sisters and 2 brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Jan. 28, at the Sterling Avenue Church, Kitchener, Ont., in charge of John H. Hess and Ben B. Shantz. Burial was made in the Preston Cemetery

Gospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 7 - February 16, 1954 - page 166, 167 
Luida Shantz
 
27579 SCHANTZ.-On the 7th of December, near Berlin, Ontario, of croup, Lydia, daughter of Bro. and Sister Wendell E. and Nancy Schantz, aged 5 years, 10 months and 17 days. Funeral services by Noah Stauffer and Daniel Wismer, at Berlin, from John 14:2 and James 4:14, after which the remains of the little one were laid to rest at Latschaw's meeting house near Manheim. Little Lydia was a bright little girl. She attended the Sunday school at Berlin. Just a little while before she died she asked her brothers and sisters to sing a hymn she had learned in Sunday school, "Home Bells are Ringing." This was her favorite hymn. God bless the bereaved parents, brothers, sisters, and her many friends.1a

1aHerald of Truth, Vol. XXVIII, No. 1, JANUARY 1, 1891, Pages 14,15 
Lydia Shantz
 
27580 Shantz, Lydia, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shantz, was born near Ary, Ont., July 18, 1881; passed away May 16, 1954, at 369 Frederick St., Kitchener, Ont.; aged 72 y. 10 m. She kept house for her brother Levi until their retirement. She was an interested member of the Detwiler Mennonite Church from her youth, and is survived by 4 brothers (Levi and Noah, Braeside Home, Preston, Ont., and Menno and Amos, Ayr, Ont.). One sister (Mary-Mrs. Irvin Bingeman) predeceased her in 1946. Funeral services were conducted at the Detwiler Mennonite Church, May 21, by Moses Bowman, and Moses Roth. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 26 - June 29, 1954 page 621, 622, 623 
Lydia Shantz
 
27581 Baer.- Lydia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ______ Shantz, died at South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Aug. 22, 1977; aged 88 y. She was married to Simon Baer, who died in 1969. Surviving are 3 stepsons (Arthur, Manasseh, and Raymond Baer), 4 stepdaughters (Verna-Mrs. Omar Rudy, Lillian-Mrs. Ronald Snider, Florence-Mrs. Vernice Smith, and Grace-Mrs. Mervin Weber), one brother (Allen Shantz). and one sister (Nancy-Mrs. Roy Lethbridge). She was a member of First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 24, in charge of James Reusser; interment in First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 70, Number 36 - September 13, 1977, page 694.  
Lydia Shantz
 
27582 Lydia Shantz, "was born August 31st, 1848. On January 11th, 1872, she was married to Henry Stoeckle. They live on a large farm near Strasburg and have a family of thirteen children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lydia Shantz
 
27583 Lydia Shantz, "was born January 22nd, 1858. On February 5th, 1878, she was married to Rev. Moses C. Bowman who was born January 1st, 1855"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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On the 27th of March 1899, near Mannheim, Waterloo Co., Ont., Sister Lydia, daughter of Joshua Y. Shantz and wife of Pre. Moses C. Bowman, aged 41 years, 2 months and 6 days. Buried on the 30th in the Latschar graveyard. Funeral services by Bish. Amos Cressman in German, and by Noah Stauffer in English from Phil. 1:21. Besides her husband she leave four sons, one daughter and many other relatives and friends to mourn the lose of one who was dearly beloved. God comfort the bereaved ones in their affliction.2a

2aThe Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXVI, No. 13, July 1, 1899 - pages 205,206 
Lydia Shantz
 
27584 Lydia Shantz, "was born June 5th, 1853, and died April 6th, 1882. She was not married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lydia Shantz
 
27585 Lydia Shantz, "was born March 10th, 1857. She is married to Abraham B. Gingerich."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Shantz. - Lydia Gingerich Shantz was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Mar. 10, 1857; died July 15, 1928; aged 71 y. 4 m. 5 d. She was married to Abraham B. Gingerich in Sept. 1877. This union was blessed with ten children, one child (Israel) having predeceased her when he was two years old. She leaves a kind and affectionate mother, a sorrowing husband, and nine children (Cyrus, Mrs. Addison Snider, Elmira, Ira, Abram, Mrs. Abram Snider, Mrs. Henry Knoll, Addison, Irvin, and Angus), and 16 grandchildren.

"A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is still;
A place is vacant in our home
Which can never be filled."

Funeral services were held in the Elmira Church, conducted by Brethren Oliver Snider, Jonas Snider, and Bro. Moses Brubaker.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XXI, Number 19 - August 9, 1928, pages 414, 415 
Lydia Shantz
 
27586 Lydia Shantz, "was born March 1st, 1825. On October 28th, 1845, she was married to Abraham B. Clemmer and died April 15th 1887."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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CLEMMER - On the 15th of February, near Breslau, Waterloo county, Ontario, of typhoid fever, Sister Lydia, wife of Abraham b. Clemmer, aged 61 years, 11 months and 14 days. She was buried on the 18th in Synder's grave-yard near Bloomingdale. Services by A. Martin and J. Woolner. Sister Clemmer was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years and was blessed with general good health throughout her life. She was ever ready to lend assistance to the sick and the needy and will be missed by a large circle of friends. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn their loss. Bro. Clemmer, who has been sickly for some months, was unable to follow the remains of his beloved companion to their last resting place, notwithstanding that he is better than he had been for some time previous to her death1a

1aHerald of Truth , Vol. XXIV, Number 6, March 15, 1887 - Page 94, 95 
Lydia Shantz
 
27587 Lydia Ann Shantz, "the youngest in her father's family, was born October 18th, 1874. She is unmarried and resides with her parents."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Horst, -- Lydia Ann, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Moses Shantz, was born Oct. 18, 1874, in Waterloo Twp., Ont.; passed away at her residence, Breslau, Ont., Aug. 12, 1951, after a lengthy illness; aged 76 y. 9 m. 24 d. Her husband (Benjamin G. Horst) predeceased her in 1949. In early life she accepted Christ as her Saviour. She united with the Mennonite Church and was for a number of years a member of the Cressman congregation. She leaves 2 sons (Clifford, Fort St. John, B.C.; and Leonard, Newbury, Ont.), 3 daughters (Mrs. Emma Morrison, Breslau, Ont.; Ina Horst, Kitchener Ont.; and Mrs. Ion Weber, Kitchener), one brother (Allan, Oshawa, Ont.), one sister (Mrs. Catherine Shuh, Waterloo, Ont.), and 11 grandchildren. The funeral was held Aug. 15 at the Cressman Mennonite Church near Breslau. Burial was made in the Snyder Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Ont. Text: Rev. 2: 10. Officiating ministers were E. Lucas and Oscar Burkholder.2a

2a
Gospel Herald - Volume XLIV , Number 36 - September 4, 1951-page 870, 871 
Lydia Ann Shantz
 
27588 Lydia Ann Shantz, "was born January 20th, 1847. She was married, November 24th, 1868, to Josiah Moyer, a farmer."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lydia Ann Shantz
 
27589 Lydia Ann Shantz, "was born March 27th, 1866. She is married to Paul M. Martin."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lydia Ann Shantz
 
27590 Lydia Shantz, "was born April 11th, 1849. She is married to Daniel Hostetler, a farmer. They reside in Maryborough Township, Wellington County"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Mrs. Daniel Hostetler
The death occurred yesterday afternoon in Pembroke of Mrs. Daniel Hostetler of that place, a former resident of this city. Mrs. Hostetler was about 85 years of age. Remains are being brought to this city tonight for internment here. The funeral will be held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. Caesar, 16 Krug street, at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon followed by services at the Penecostal Tabernacle, Benton street, at 2.30 o'clock2a

2aObituary - Kitchener Daily Record, November 28, 1932

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Mrs. Daniel Hostetler

The death took place at the home of her daughter in Pembroke on Sunday of Mrs. Daniel Hostetler at the age of 85 years. The deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Shantz and was born on Erb's Road, Wilmot Township, where she spent her girlhood days. After her marriage she first resided on a farm north of Wellesley, but later moved to Kitchener. Her husband predeceased her eight years ago and since then she made her home with her daughter.
The remains were brought to Kitchener where internment took place on Tuesday afternoon with services in the Penticostal Tabernacle. Quite a number of New Hamburg relatives attended the funeral3a

3aObituary - New Hamburg Independent, December 2, 1932 
Lydia D. Shantz
 
27591 Lydia K. Shantz, "was born August 17th, 1851. She is married to Amos W. Snyder, a farmer. They reside at Bloomingdale."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lydia K. Shantz
 
27592 Lydia S. Shantz, "was born November 9th, 1857. She is unmarried and is home with her father for whom she is keeping house."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lydia S. Shantz
 
27593 Feick, Lydian, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shantz, was born March 19, 1871; passed away in her home after a lengthy illness on Dec. 3, 1952; aged 81 y. 8 m. 15 d. On March 18, 1896, she was married to Henry Feick, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Herbert, Doon Road, Ont.; Edwin, Milton, and Clayton, Kitchener, Ont.), 2 daughters (Mary-Mrs. Joe Leis, Doon Road, Ont.; and Violet-Mrs. Lorne Snyder, West Montrose, Ont.), 3 brothers (William, Kitchener, Ont.; Alvin, Waterloo, Ont.; and Samuel, Breslau, Ont.), one sister (Alvina-Mrs. Leander Snyder), 14 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. She accepted Christ as her personal Saviour in 1891, during meetings conducted by the late John S. Coffman. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and vitally united to Christ by faith until her departure. Funeral services and burial were at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont., in charge of S. Martin and C. F. Derstine.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLV , Number 52 - December 23, 1952 - page 1262  
Lydian Shantz
 
27594 Salzman - Mabel, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Shantz, was born Aug. 21, 1889; passed away suddenly at her home near Petersburg, Ont., Jan. 25, 1953; aged 63 y. 4 m. 4 d. She was married to Joseph Salzman, who survives with 4 sons (Sanford and Clifford, Kitchener, Ont.; Florian and Marcel, Petersburg, Ont.), 2 daughters (Gladys-Mrs. William Ramseyer, Baden, Ont.; and Ruth, Petersburg, Ont.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Priscilla Kolb, Kitchener, Ont.; and Mrs. Frank Miller, Millersburg, Ohio), and one brother (Ephraim, New Hamburg, Ont.). She was a faithful member of the Shantz Mennonite Church where funeral services were held Jan. 28, in charge of L. H. Witmer and Oscar Burkholder, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aObituary - Gospel Herald, February 17, 1953  
Mabel Shantz
 
27595 Magdalena Shantz, "was born April 19th, 1825, and died April 19th, 1887. On March 27th, 1845, she was married to Benjamin B. Snyder."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Shantz
 
27596 Magdalena Shantz, "was born August 15th, 1837. She was married to Jacob Amacher, November 21st, 1855. They reside in Illinois and have a family of thirteen children."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Shantz
 
27597 Magdalena Shantz, "was born December 15th, 1795. She was married, March 20th, 1814 to Christian J. Schneider, and died February 8th, 1867."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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In Waterloo township, Waterloo Co., on the 8th of February, of dropsy MAGDALENA, wife of Bro. Christian SCHNEIDER, aged 71 years, 1 month and 24 days. She was buried at Schneider's Meeting-house. Funeral sermons preached by Samuel Weber and Joseph Hege.
E. S.2a

2aHERALD OF TRUTH - Volume IV, Number 5 - May 1867 - Page 78. 
Magdalena Shantz
 
27598 Magdalena Shantz, "was born March 25th, 1858. On January 6th, 1880, she was married to Ferdinand Latsch who was born May 13th, 1854. They reside at Centreville where he is engaged in farming and shoemaking. To them were born the following children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Shantz
 
27599 Magdalena Shantz, "was born March 26th, 1843. She resides in Breslau when home. She is not married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Shantz
 
27600 Magdalena Shantz, "was born January 30th, 1865. She was married to Manasseh Martin March 1st, 1887. They reside on the old 'John Sitler Farm'.1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena "Lena" Shantz
 
27601 Magdalena Shantz, "was born September 8th, 1858. She is unmarried and resides with her mother." Magdalena "Lena" Shantz
 
27602 Shantz, Mahlon It is with heartfelt sorrow that the family announces the peaceful passing of Mahlon Shantz on Saturday, November 13, 2004. Beloved husband of Marie (Seyler) Shantz for 48 years. Mahlon was a loving father to Gary and Denise Shantz of Waterloo, Ruth and Mark Witmer of Wellesley, Karen and Ian Deacon of Burlington. Dear grandfather of Cody and Jared Shantz, Shawn and Kristen Deacon. The brother of Nyal and Helen Shantz, Etta and Lloyd Shantz, Robert and Lena Shantz, Ida and Lloyd Schwartzentruber, twin brother Ion and Helen Shantz, Arley and Mabel Shantz. Also remembered by brothers and sisters-in-law Irene Shantz, Doris Schwartzentruber and John Hillar, Harold and Isabel Seyler, David and Susan Seyler. Mahlon will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Manasseh and Louida (Cressman) Shantz and brothers Howard and his wife Hilda, Wilfred and his wife Selda and Armand, his sister Esther and her husband Aron Enns and brother-in-law Corson (Gib) Schwartzentruber. Mahlon's family will receive relatives and friends from 7-9 PM Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 PM Tuesday at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener 749-8467. Transfer will be made to Reformation Lutheran Church (456 Krug St., Kitchener) at 12:30 PM Wednesday, November 17, 2004 for a funeral service at 1:30 PM.. Pastor Dale Finch officiating. Interment Shantz Mennonite Church Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to Reformation Lutheran Church or St. Mary's Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).1a

1aThe Record 15 Nov 2004 
Mahlon Shantz
 
27603 Shantz, Mahlon Passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2013, of Wiarton, formerly of Arthur, in his 92nd year. Predeceased by his wife Grace (Graham) Shantz. Dear father of Catherine Stallwood of Ridgeville, Marvin and Cathy Shantz of Georgetown, Margaret and Mel Rinehart of Wiarton, Maureen and Dean Figliola of Brantford, Rod and Sue Shantz of Hamilton. Also lovingly remembered by his eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Ephriam and Lucinda (Martin) Shantz and four siblings Naomi Good, Lorne, Ruth Good, and Willard. The family will receive relatives and friends for visitation at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Sunday, February 24, 2013 (evening) from 7-9 p.m. and Monday, February 25, 2013 (morning) from 10-11 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gerald Good officiating. A private family interment will be held following the service at Belsyde Cemetery, Fergus. In memory of Mahlon's life, donations to MADD Canada or World Vision would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff of Gateway Haven in Wiarton for their loving care over the past two years. Mahlon Shantz
 
27604 Malinda Shantz, "was born June 4th, 1875. She is unmarried and is home with her parents."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Malinda Shantz
 
27605 METZGER, Malinda (Mrs. Melvin) - Peacefully, on Friday, December 29, 2006 at St. Mary's General Hospital. Malinda (Shantz) Metzger in her 74th year of RR 2, Wallenstein.Beloved wife of Melivn Metzger. Dear mother of Salome and Cleason Martin of RR 3, Mount Forest, Nancy and Levi Weber of RR 1, Wallenstein, Onias and Mary Metzger of RR 2, Moorefield, Lena and Edgar Martin of RR 3, Harriston, Esther and Solomon Martin, Hannah and George Martin all of RR 2, West Montrose, Elmeda and Noah Martin of RR 3, Waterloo, Paul Metzger of RR 6, Woodstock, Louisa Metzger, Emma and Nelson Martin all of RR 2, Wallenstein. Also survived by her 46 grandchildren. Sister of Lizzie and Clayton Bauman of RR 1, St. Jacobs, Hannah and Oscar Weber of RR 1, Wallenstein and sister-in-law of Lovina Shantz of RR 1, St. Jacobs, Esther and Amos Metzger of RR 1, Linwood. Predeceased by her parents, Elam and Annie (Brubacher) Shantz; one son infancy; one son-in-law; one brother and one brother-in-law.Visitation was held from her home on Sunday and Monday where the funeral service will be held this morning (Tuesday, January 2, 2007_ at 9 a.m. then to Olivet Mennonite Meeting House for further service and burial in the adjoining cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira.1a

1aThe Record 2 Jan 2007 
Malinda B. Shantz
 
27606 Shantz.- Manasseh, son of Wendall and Mary Ann (Shantz) Shantz, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Aug. 13, 1881; died at New Hamburg, Ont., Nov. 2, 1979; aged 98 y. He was married to Louida Cressman, who died on July 9, 1962. Surviving are 10 children (Wilfred, Nyal, Armand, Robert, Mahlon, Ion, Arley, Etta, Ida, and Esther), 36 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Florence Shantz). He was preceded in death by one son (Howard). He was a member of Shantz Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 4, in charge of Leslie Witmer and John Snyder; interment in Shantz Church Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 72, Number 49 - December 4, 1979, page 966. 
Manasseh Shantz
 
27607 Habel - Maggie, eldest daughter of the late Solomon and Mary Anne (Hostetler) Shantz, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., April 9, 1878; died at her home in Wilmot, Mar. 21, 1938; aged 59 y. 11 m. 12 d. Dec. 8, 1897, she was united in marriage to Conrad Habel who predeceased her over 16 years ago. Surviving are 4 sons and 1 daughter (Clinton of Baden, Lorne of Wilmot, Harry of Buffalo, Roy of Princeton, and Marion - Mrs. Wallace Thibideau) on the homestead, 11 grandchildren, 2 brothers and 4 sisters, and many other relatives and friends. One son died in infancy. Sister Habel accepted Christ in her youth and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church at Geigers for 43 years, where her presence and help will be missed, but she has gone to be with her Lord, which is better. She had been in failing health for a few years, but a paralytic stroke was the immediate cause of her death. The funeral services were held March 24 from her home to Geiger's Mennonite Church in Charge of Bros. Moses H. Roth, assisted by the brethren C.C. Cressman and Jonas Snider. Text, Heb. 9:27. She was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald, April 14, 1938 
Margaret "Maggie" Shantz
 
27608 TOMAN, Marguerite (neé Shantz) Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on April 3, 2014 at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, just short of her 88th birthday. Beloved wife of Cameron for more than 66 years. Loving mother to Donna Zarnke (Paul), Keith (Helen), Bruce (Annie) and Carol Vanwyck (Bruce). Cherished grandma to Micah Z., Matthew Z. (Beth), Nathan Z. (Karalee), Scott T. (Nicole), Cali T., Sam T., Charlie T., Adam V., Joel V. (Kaylagh), Megan V., Laura V. and great-grandmother to Cameron V., Clara Z., Zachary V. Predeceased by her siblings Ruth, John, Betty, Donald, and her parents Claude and Laura (neé Bierworth) Shantz. Friends are invited to share their memories of Marguerite with her family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Monday, April 7, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church, 22 Willow St., Waterloo on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Rev. Fred Ludolph officiating. Cremation will follow and interment will take place at New Dundee Union Cemetery at a later date. Condolences for the family and donations to the C.N.I.B., St. John's Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice may be arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.

The Record Apr 5 2014 
Marguerite Shantz
 
27609 Mary Shantz, "was born August 8th, 1841. She was married to John Nahrgang. They resided near Wilmot Centre, where she died May 27th, 1886."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Maria Shantz
 
27610 Weber, Maria, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Menno Shantz, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., May 28, 1876; died at the K. W. Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Nov. 5, 1963; aged 87 y. 5 m. 8 d. She was married to Cyrus Weber, who died in 1961. Surviving are 2 sons (Clarence and Lloyd), 5 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont., where funeral services were held Nov. 7, in charge of Robert N. Johnson.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LVI, Number 49 - December 17, 1963 - pages 1109, 1110. 
Maria Shantz
 
27611 Maria Shantz, "was born June 17th, 1827. She was married to Isaac B. Stantz and died December 23rd, 1855."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Maria "Mary" Shantz
 
27612 Maria Shantz, "was born September 20th, 1859. She was married to Tilman Martin, March 1st, 1881."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Maria "Mary" Shantz
 
27613 Snyder, Mariah, daughter of Aaron and Barbara (Nahrgang) Shantz, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Nov 15, 1872; diedat the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Nov. 12, 1964; aged 91y. 11 m. 28 d. In Dec. 1894, she was married to Cleason Shantz, who died in Dec. 1920. In Sept. 1937, she was married to Abram Snyder, who died in July, 1938. Surviving are 4 children (Bernice-Mrs. Stanley Brubacher, Elroy Shantz, Florence Shantz, and Earl Shantz), 3 sisters (Mrs. Judith Cressman, Mrs. Barbara Good, and Mrs. Rebecca Roth), 7 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Two sons and 3 sisters preceded her in death. She was a charter member of the first sewing circle in Ontario at the Erb Street Church, Waterloo, where she was a member and where funeral services were held Nov. 14, in charge of J. B. Martin and Milton Schwartzentruber.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume LVII, Number 47 - December 8, 1964 - pp 1054, 1055 
Mariah Shantz
 
27614 LINSEMAN, Marion Elizabeth - Marion passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener. Marion resided in New Hamburg and was formerly of RR 1 New Hamburg. She was born 79 years ago in North Dumfries Township and was the daughter of the late Menno and Esther (Wismer) Shantz. Marion was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, New Hamburg. Beloved wife of Ron Linseman, whom she married September 20, 1952. Dear mother of Cindy Harrison of Kitchener, Tom and wife Debbie Linseman of RR 1 New Hamburg and Sandy McCorkandale of New Hamburg. Sadly missed by her grandchildren, Justin, Derek, Saphire, Steven, Tristen and husband Scott Deibel and great-granddaughter, Atlanta. Also missed by her sisters, Ella Luckhart and Doris and husband Howard Weicker, all of New Hamburg; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Shantz of Ayr and Yvonne Shantz of New Hamburg. Marion was predeceased by brothers, John and wife Mary Shantz, Willard Shantz, Sam Shantz, Peter Shantz, Leon Shantz and sisters, Stella Shantz and Rita Horsfall. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg on Saturday, June 3, 2006 from 5-8 p.m. A public interment will take place on Sunday, June 4, 2006 at 1 p.m. at Roseville Mennonite Cemetery. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, New Hamburg with Pastor Andre Lavergne officiating. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Arthritis Society.1a

1aThe Record 2 Jun 2006 
Marion Elizabeth Shantz
 
27615 SINGLETON, Marjorie Grace

Of 14 Spruce St., Cambridge, on Thursday, May 2, 1991, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 63rd year, Marjorie Shantz, beloved wife of the late Desmond Singleton (February, 1991). Dear mother of Christopher and his wife Karen, Robin and his wife Veronica, all of Cambridge, Leslie Anne (Mrs. Ross Hayward) of Burlington. Loving grandmother of Tristan, Michael and John Singleton and William Hayward. Also survived by one brother, Douglas of Florida and a sister, Mrs. Lois Schrumm of Cambridge. Predeceased by two brothers, Robin and Arnold. Mrs. Singleton was born in Toronto and lived all her life in Cambridge, a retired teacher/librarian, 20 years service with the Waterloo County Separate School Board and 10 years at George R. Allan school in Hamilton. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Friday), 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service. will be held at St. Paul's United Church, King Street, Cambridge, Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. Interment Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 3 May 1991 pg A15 
Marjorie Grace Shantz
 
27616 Bean, Martha Shantz, 51, Wellesley, Ont. Born: March 3, 1944, Kitchener, Ont., to LeRoy [should read Wayne S. Shantz] and Susie Shantz Good. Died: April 7, 1995, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors - husband: Ralph Bean; children: Alan, Janice Gingerich, Joanne Naisby, Matthew; brothers and sisters: Mark and Keith Shantz, Gloria Spencer, Pauline Weber; stepbrothers: Dale, Bob, and Carl Good. Funeral: April 20, Steinmann Mennonite Church, by Glyn Jones. Burial: Wilmot Mennonite Church Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 20 - May 16, 1995

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Bean, Martha, on Monday, April 17, 1995 at KW Health Centre, Martha Bean, of R.R.1 Wellesley. She was born in Kitchener 51years ago a beloved daughter of Susie (Shantz) Good of R.R.#2 Baden, and her husband LeRoy Good and the late Wayne Shantz (1977). She was a member of Wilmot Mennonite Church, R.R.#2 New Hamburg, where she had been song leader and taught Sunday School and Bible School. Martha and Ralph had owned and operated M.N.R. Tax Service for over 23 years. Martha had beena leader of the Baden Girls Club, a member of the Blachan Singers and had a great love of music. She had also been on the Board of Directors of the Independent Living Centre of Waterloo County. Loving wife of Ralph Bean whom she married July 3, 1965. Dear mother of Alan and Sharon of Waterloo, Janice and Duane Gingerich of Baden, Joanne and Brett Naisby of New Hamburg and Matthew at home. Ever remembered by her brothers and sister, Gloria and Garry Spencer of Listowel, Pauline and David Weber of Kitchener, Mark and Monica Shantz of Baden, Keith and Brenda Shantz of Burnaby, B.C.; step-brothers Dale and Doreen Good of Exeter, Bob and Sandi Good of Waterloo, Carl and Joyce Good of Toronto. Sadly missed byher father and mother-in-law Gordon and Lillian Bean of R.R.#2 Petersburg, her brothers and sisters-in-law Catherine and Floyd Hunsberger of Waterloo, Marjorie and Wayne Roth of Elmira, Doris Bean ofR.R.#2 Petersburg, Howard and Barbara Bean of Tavistock, Sharon and Alec Sunrise of Hesson. Martha was predeceased by one sister, Esther, and one brother David."

Kitchener Waterloo Record 18 Apr 1995 
Martha Louise Shantz
 
27617 Bingeman.-Mary, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shantz, was born July 2, 1876; died at her home one mile east of Plattsville, Ont.; aged 65 y. 5 m. 15 d. In 1906 she gave her heart to the Lord and united with the Blenheim Mennonite Church, in which faith she remained true till death. In 1906 she married Irvin Bingeman. To this union were born 1 son and 4 daughters. Three daughters and 1 son predeceased her in infancy. Surviving are her husband, 1 daughter (Viola, at home), 1 sister (Lydia) and 4 brothers (Levi, Noah, Menno, and Amos Shantz), all of North Dumfries. Since June she had been in failing health. Though her sudden death was not expected, yet she was prepared to meet her God. She lived a quiet and retiring, though active and useful, life and will be greatly missed. Funeral services were conducted in the home by Bro. Sidney Shantz and at the church by Bro. Moses N. Baer. Texts, Heb. 4: 9, Psalm 23. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXXIV, No . 41 - January 8, 1942 - pp 870, 871 
Mary Shantz
 
27618 Mary (Polly) Shantz, "was born January 16th, 1840. She was married to Benjamin Shoemaker, a farmer. They resided several miles east of Berlin where she died June 5th, 1890."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Shantz
 
27619 Mary Shantz, "was born April 15th, 1832. She was married to John Cressman, November 16th, 1852."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Shantz
 
27620 Mary Shantz, "was born April 21st, 1856. She was married to Daniel Christner, a farmer. They resided in Wilmot Centre where she died April 21st, 1884, leaving a family of four children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Shantz
 
27621 Mary Shantz, "was born April 2nd, 1843. She was married to John Shutt. They resided in Wisconsin, U. S., where she died February 22nd, 1868, leaving no family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Shantz
 
27622 Mary Shantz, "was born January 14th, 1814, and died December 22nd, 1875. On September 10th, 1834, she was married to Samuel Herner."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Shantz
 
27623 Mary Shantz, "was born May 16th, 1834. On September 12th, 1852, she was married to Peter Reist. They reside near Kossuth, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Reist. - On Feb. 8, 1906, near Kossuth, Ont., of paralysis, Sister Mary, wife of Bro. Peter Reist; aged 71 y., 8 m., 23 d. Her husband, one son, four grandchildren and many friends remain to mourn her departure; but with the hope that she has gone to rest with the redeemed. Funeral on the 10th. Services at the home of Jacob Woolner, Sr., and at the Cressman Mennonite church by A. B. Snyder and Jacob S. Woolner.2a

2aGospel Witness Obituary Feb. 28, 1906  
Mary Shantz
 
27624 Mary Shantz, "was born near Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, March 13th, 1775. On May 2nd, 1797, she was married to John Shoemaker. They resided on the Swamp Creek, in Frederick Township, at what is known as 'Shoemaker's Mills'. Here they had a family of nine children, of whom two died young. She came to Canada in 1829 with her three youngest children, and during the eve of her life she had her home with her daughter, Magdalena, where she died April 6th, 1866."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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On the 6th of April, in Waterloo Co., C. W., Widow Maria Schumacher, at the advanced age of 91 years and 24 days. Her disease was chiefly the infirmities of old age and finally also the palsy. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. ELIAS SCHNEIDER2a

2aHerald of Truth May 1866 - Vol. III, No. 5 
Mary Shantz
 
27625 METZGER, Mary (Shantz) Died peacefully on October 5, 2011 at Listowel Memorial Hospital, in her 71st year, of RR 1, Wallenstein. Beloved wife of Alvin Metzger. Mother of Erma and James Martin, Laurene and Amon all of RR 1, Wallenstein, Martha and Daniel Wideman of RR 3, Wallenstein, Miriam and Alvin Wideman of RR 4, Listowel, Abner and Vera Metzger, Ruth and Cleon Wideman all of RR 1, Wallenstein. Also survived by her 29 grandchildren. Sister of Elvina and Clayton Martin, Susannah and Milton Bauman, Ian and Esther Shantz, Esther and Henry Wideman, Ervin and Lydia Shantz, Daniel and Selema Shantz, Lena and Osiah Bauman, Louisa and Vernon Martin and Nancy Shantz. Sister-in-law of Joseph and Ada Martin. Predeceased by her son David, her parents Ervin and Esther Shantz, one sister Erma and two brothers in infancy. Friends may call at her home, RR 1, Wallenstein on Thursday, October 6th from 6-8 p.m. and on Friday, October 7th from 2-6 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at her home at 9 a.m. then to Weaverland Mennonite Meeting House for further service and burial in the adjoining cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 7 Oct 2011 
Mary Shantz
 
27626 Hunsberger. - Mary Ann Shantz, beloved wife of Noah Hunsberger, was born Oct. 7, 1881; died Feb. 6, 1925; aged 43 y. 3m. 30 d. She united in holy matrimony with Noah Hunsberger March 1, 1905. To this union were born 1 daughter and 2 sons. The daughter predeceased her 15 years ago. She leaves to mourn her departure her sorrowing husband, 2 sons, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. She was converted and united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 15, remaining faithful to the end. Before Sister Hunsberger passed away she had wonderful experiences of joy, asking constantly whether those at the bedside were not seeing the sights and hearing the singing. She committed her husband and sons to God, urging her husband to faithfully stay by the Word of God in his ministry. The funeral was held at the Waterloo Mennonite Church, Bros. Jonas Snyder and C. F. Derstine preaching the Word of comfort and life.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XVII, Number 47 - February 26, 1925 
Mary Ann Shantz
 
27627 Mary Ann Shantz, "twin sister to Jacob E., was born April 27th, 1855. She was married to Isaac C. Snyder, a carpenter."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Snyder - On the 24th of June, 1898, at Berlin, Waterloo Co., Ont., Mary Ann Shantz, beloved wife of Isaac C. Snyder, aged 43 years, 1 month and 27 days. Sister Snyder leaves a sorrowing husband and six children, the youngest about 7 years old; two children preceded her to the spirit world; also parents, six brothers, three sisters and many friends, who will miss her at her household duties and in the church services. She was resigned to the will of God and was willing to go at the Master's call. Buried on the 20th at C. Eby's meeting house. Services by S. Bowman in German and N. Stauffer in English to a crowded house of attentive hearers.2a

2aHerald of Truth, Vol. XXXV, No. 14, July 15, 1898, pages 220 and 221 
Mary Ann Shantz
 
27628 Mary Ann Shantz, "was born August 17th, 1833. In January 1856, she was married to Daniel Bean and died February 28th, 1861, leaving two children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Ann Shantz
 
27629 Mary Ann Shantz, "was born August 24th, 1834. She is married to Joseph Nahrgang."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Nahrgang. - Mary Shantz was born Aug. 24, 1834; died at the home of her son-in-law, Ervin Snider, near Baden, Ont., Mar. 1, 1917; aged 82 y. 6 m. 5 d. She was married to the late Pre. Joseph Nahrgang Dec. 22, 1857. To them was born a family of 9 children, 5 sons and 4 daughters, of whom 3 sons (Josiah, Menno, and Henry) and 2 daughters (Mrs. M. C. Cressman and Mrs. Ervin Snider) survive, besides 12 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren - Sister Nahrgang died after a short illness. Her strength gradually failed until she passed peacefully away after saying good-bye to the members of the family in attendance. She endured her last suffering patiently, trusting in her Savior. Her desire was to go to her heavenly home.Funeral services were held at the Geiger Church on Sunday, March 4, conducted at the house by Osias Cressman and at the church by Noah Stauffer in German and Norman Stauffer in English.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume IX, Number 51 - March 22, 1917 - page 934, 935, 936 
Mary Ann Shantz
 
27630 Mary Ann Shantz, "was born July 31st, 1846. She is married to Wendel S. Shantz. They reside near Philipsburg, Ontario."1a

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Mary Ann Shantz, beloved wife of Wendell Shantz, was born near Baden, Ont., July 31, 1846; died Feb. 13, 1924; aged 76 y. 6 m. 12 d. She was married to Wendell Shantz, Nov. 28, 1870. This union was blessed with ten children of whom 2 sons and 2 daughters preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, 3 sons, 3 daughters, 17 grandchildren, 3 brothers, and 1 sister.Four years ago they observed their golden wedding anniversary with their family and relatives. In December, 1922, she was stricken with paralysis and was rendered almost helpless for 14 months until the message came, "Come home." Funeral services were conducted Feb. 16 by Orphen Wismer and Manasseh Hallman. Text, Psa. 27:10. Interment in the Shantz cemetery.2a

2aThe Gospel Herald - Volume XVII, Number 2 - April 10, 1924 - page 47 
Mary Ann Shantz
 
27631 Mary Ann Shantz, "was born June 5th, 1871. She is married to Amos Groff, a farmer. They reside near Waterloo, on Mr. Jacob Groff's farm."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Ann Shantz
 
27632 Mary Ann Shantz, "was born October 11th, 1870. She is married to Enoch Martin, a farmer. They reside in Woolwich Township and have one son named.."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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MARTIN. - Mary Ann, daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. Joseph Shantz, was born in Waterloo Twp., Ont., Oct. 11, 1870; died at the Kitchener and Waterloo Hospital, Ont. June 16, 1948; aged 77 y. 8 m. 5 d. She was married to Enoch Martin, who predeceased her ten years ago. Surviving are 3 sons (Cleason, Oscar, and Melvin, all of Waterloo, Ont.), 7 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Elmira Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Jesse B. Martin and Oliver D. Snider. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XLI, Number 30 - July 27, 1948, page 702, 703 
Mary Ann Shantz
 
27633 Rudy, Mary Ann, daughter of Isaac C. and Sarah (Shantz) Shantz, was born near Breslau, Ont., Feb. 9, 1882; passed away at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, Aug. 3, 1954, after an illness of seven years' duration; aged 72 y. 5 m. 25 d. She was united in marriage June 17, 1918, to Elias Y. Rudy. She was preceded in death by her husband who died in 1945, 6 brothers and sisters. She is survived by one sister (Edith, Kitchener, Ont.) with whom she lived until her hospitalization two years ago. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Cressman Mennonite Church at Breslau. During her years in Saskatchewan after her marriage she was a member of the Sharon congregation near Guernsey. In the last years of her life she became affiliated with the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener. Funeral services were held Aug. 6 at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont., in charge of Merle Shantz and John H. Hess, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 34 - August 24, 1954 --- page 814, 815  
Mary Ann Shantz
 
27634 Snider. - Mary Ann (Shantz) Snider, daughter of Mrs. Veronica Shantz and the late Wm. Shantz, was born Dec. 28, 1905; died at her home near Petersburg, Ont., Sept. 11, 1928; aged 22 y. 8 m. 14 d. She was sick for only 1 week. Death was due to peritonitis. She united with the Mennonite Church about nine years ago and remained faithful until death. She was united in marriage to Leonard G. Snider on Nov. 10, 1926. She is survived by her husband, her mother, one sister, Seleda, and two brothers, Oliver and Orville. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 14 at the Waterloo Mennonite Church by Bros. Manassah Hallman and J. W. Witmer. Interment in the Waterloo Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XXI, Number 27 - October 4, 1928 - Page 559 
Mary Ann Shantz
 
27635 WEBER. - On Aug. 17, 1899, about one mile north of Waterloo, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Sister Mary Ann, beloved wife of Joseph S. Weber, and oldest daughter of Henry B. Shantz. Her age was 34 years, 8 months and 5 days. She died at the "Berlin-Waterloo Hospital" from the effects of an internal rupture. Signs of her departure manifested itself shortly before she died, time, however, being permitted for her children to come and give her good-bye. By her request her brother was also summoned from his occupation to meet her once more and she pointed him earnestly to Christ for the hope of a glorious hereafter. She arranged for the ministers to preach at her funeral, and gave instruction to warn the people of pride and vanity. She will be greatly missed by her nine children and loving husband, besides the Mennonite Church and neighborhood, where she was a willing helper. Funeral at Martin's M. H. was largely attended, the house being filled; the school house opposite the road also being filled. Service at the church by Bro. Jonas Snyder, (text, Luke 10:42), and Bro. E. S. Hallman, Text, Phil. 1:23. The service at the school house was held by the brethren, Samuel S. Bowman and Jacob Woolner, Jr.1a

1aHerald Truth (Gospel Herald) on Sept. 15, 1899, p. 283:  
Mary Ann Shantz
 
27636 Cressman.- Mary Ann, daughter of Norman and Emma Shantz, was born in Wilmot Twp., Jan. 13, 1897, died at her home in Cambridge, Ont., Nov. 20, 1979; aged 82 y. On Jan. 4, 1922, she was married to Omar Cressman, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Clayton), one daughter (Ethel-Mrs. Lyle Woolner), 4 sisters (Iona Leis, Reta Gingerich, Edith Nahrgang, and Erlene Leis), 4 brothers (Elmon, Irvin, Layton, and Delton), 7 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Preston Mennonite Church, where the funeral service was held on Nov. 22, in charge of Willis Breckbill; interment in the Blenheim Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 73, Number 2 - January 8, 1980, page 30. 
Mary Anne Shantz
 
27637 Mary Shantz, "was born Octoer 6th, 1847. On December 13th 1870, she was married to Martin B. Snyder. .."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Snyder. - Mary Snyder (nee Shantz) was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Oct. 6, 1847; died at her home in Waterloo Nov. 25, 1921; aged 74 y. 1 m. 19 d. She united in marriage with Martin B. Snyder, who preceded her about 5 years ago, having born to them a number of grand and great-grandchildren. Sister Snyder united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and was faithful unto death, even through her sickness which lasted several months, often with great pain and distress, yet bearing it patiently, being resigned to the Lord saying, Thy will be done. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. Lewis S. Weber, and at the Waterloo Church by Bro. Jonas Snider.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XIV, Number 40 - January 5, 1922 - page 783 
Mary B. Shantz
 
27638 Catharine Shantz, "was born April 7th, 1838. She was married to Moses Reist September 5th, 1854, and died March 22nd, 1875."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary Catharine "Catherine" Shantz
 
27639 CRESSMAN, Mary Cathrine (nee Shantz) - Peacefully, while surrounded by her loving family, at Fairview Mennonite Home, on Thursday, December 11, 2003, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of Horace Cressman. Loving mother of Elaine and her husband John Weber of Petersburg, Mark Cressman and his wife Simone Peta of Waterloo, Brenda and her husband Clare Snider of Elmira, and Mary Jane and her husband Victor Guerin of Toronto. Proud and loving grandmother of Emily Weber, Jill Weber-Friesen and her husband Curwin, Celine, Barrett, Ashley, Chanel, and Sauve Cressman, Julie and her husband Anton Heimpel, Maureen Snider, Matthew, Rachel, and Rebecca Guerin. Mary is also survived by her sisters, Ferne and her husband Merle Yoder of California, and Audrey May of Kitchener. Predeceased by her sisters, Irene and her husband Orton Koch, Edna and her husband Harold Shenk and brothers-in-law, John Feicht and Jack May. Mary was a longtime, active member of Breslau Mennonite Church where she was involved with the WMSC and other programs of the church. Friends are invited to share their memories of Mary with her family for memorial visitation at Breslau Mennonite Church on Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 pm. The memorial service to celebrate Mary's life and faith will be held at Breslau Mennonite Church on Monday, December 15, 2003 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Darrel Toews presiding. Cremation has taken place. A private interment in the church cemetery will precede the memorial service. Following the service, friends are invited to join the family in the church fellowship hall for refreshments and a time to visit. In Mary's memory, donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee or Fairview Mennonite Home and can be arranged through the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South in Waterloo - 745-8445 or www.edwardrgood.com1a

1aThe Record 13 Dec 2003 
Mary Cathrine Shantz
 
27640 Hilborn-. M. Edna Shantz, 86, New Hamburg, Ont., died April 21. Spouse: Rae Hilborn. Parents: Bishop B. Benjamin and Myra Snyder Shantz. Children: Carol, Jean, Mary, Dan; two grandchildren. Funeral: April 24 at Nith Valley Mennonite Church, New Hamburg.

The Mennonite, July 20, 2004, pages 25-26, Vol. 7, No. 14. 
Mary Edna "Edna" Shantz
 
27641 WITMER, Mary Emmaleen "Gone to be with her Lord" (August 25, 1921 - November 29, 2012) Passed away peacefully at Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge, at age 91. Beloved wife of the late W. Stewart Witmer (2010) for 63 wonderful years. Loving mother of Paul and Mary Witmer, Elsie and Jim Hochstedler and Esther and Bruce Cressman. Dearly loved grand-mother of Heather and husband Anthony Willemsen, Lorie and husband Mark Cressman, Kevin and Joni Witmer, Andrew and Melissa Cressman, Jonathan Cressman and fiancée Tammy Clement, Mark and Katy Cressman, great-grandmother of Carter and Makenna Cressman, Julia and Evan Willemsen, Nash Witmer and Elizabeth Cressman. Dear sister-in-law of Helen and Joe Burkholder and Bruce and Pat Witmer. She will be sadly missed by her extended family and friends. Predeceased by her parents Amos and Emma Shantz, son John Witmer (1959), grandson Jeremy Hochstedler (1983), Gordon and Elizabeth Shantz, Norman and Beatrice Shantz, Irene and Elton Kinzie. Mary was a lifelong resident of Cambridge and an active member of Preston Mennonite Church. She volunteered for Fairview Mennonite Home Auxiliary for 35 years and the Preston Self-Help Store for several years. The family will receive friends at the BARTHEL FUNERAL HOME , 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge N3H 3J8 (519-653-3251) on Wednesday, December 5th for visitation from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 6th at Fairview Mennonite Home, 515 Langs Drive, Cambridge at 11 a.m. with visitation 1 hour prior to service. Interment to follow at Hagey Cemetery. A special thank you to the dedicated staff at Fairview Mennonite Home, for their many years of loving care to both our parents. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Fairview Mennonite Home or Mennonite Central Committee would be appreciated by the family.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 1 Dec 2012 
Mary Emmaleen Shantz
 
27642 Jutzi.- Mary Magdalena Shantz, daughter of Moses and Catherine (Martin) Shantz, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Mar. 19, 1923; died of Alzheimer's disease at Cambridge, Ont., Aug. 20, 1989; aged 66. On Oct. 15, 1949, she was married to Wallace Jutzi, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Diane Traendlin and Janice Roth), 2 sons (Cameron and Stewart Jutzi), 8 grandchildren, and one sister (Luella Shantz). She was prececed in death by one brother (Gordon Shantz). She was a member of Nith Valley Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 23, in charge of Amzie Brubacher and Rufus Jutzi; interment in Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 82, Number 38 - September 19, 1989, page 678
 
Mary Magdalena Shantz
 
27643 Mary S. Shantz, "was born August 12th, 1832. She was married to William Ransom, July 3rd, 1855."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary S. Shantz
 
27644 Mary Shantz, "was born May 9th, 1859. She is married to Noah B. Detweiler. They reside in Buffalo, New York."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Mary S. Shantz
 
27645 Mary W. Shantz, "the second daughter was born September 20th, 1847. On November 4th, 1867, she was married to John Randall."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary W. Shantz
 
27646 Mary W. Shantz, "was born May 17th, 1858. On April 24th, 1885, she was married to Charles Reichel. They reside about a mile east of Bloomingdale.1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary W. Shantz
 
27647 Matilda Shantz, "was born January 6th, 1852. On December 26th, 1871, she was married to George Gehl who was born August 3rd, 1849. They reside near Caledonia, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. To them were born seven children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Matilda Shantz
 
27648 Matilda Shantz, "was born October 16th, 1860. On February 12th, 1879, she was married to Noah E. Eby, and has a family of seven children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Matilda R. Shantz
 
27649 SHANTZ, Maurice James "Moe" -He died on Thursday, August 21, 2008, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, at the age of 78. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; son, Jim and his wife Heather, and daughter, Cathy McConnell. Grandfather of Michael and Leah Sonnenberg. Brother of Mildred Bullas. Predeceased by his brother, Walter. Maurice was a longtime employee of John Forsyth Company and, in his retired years, he was a shuttle driver for Weiland Ford. In his earlier years, he was known as a good athlete. Maurice was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, and also a session, board and choir member. Cremation has taken place. Maurice's family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, August 24, 2008 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467, from 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., followed by a memorial service to celebrate his life at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Maurice's memorial. "A gentleman and a gentle man"1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 22 Aug 2008 
Maurice Shantz
 
27650 Biehn, Melinda, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Shantz, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Feb. 7, 1896; died at the Lanigan Union Hospital, Sept. 25, 1964; aged 68 y. 7 m. 18 d. On March 2, 1927, she was married to Aaron B. Biehn, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Beatrice-Mrs. Elmer Sauder, and Donald), 4 brothers and one sister (Ivan, Floyd, Sylvanus, Lloyd, and Serena-Mrs. Clayton Eby). Two sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Sharon Church near Guernsey, Sask. Funeral services were held at the church, in charge of James Mullet.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume LVII, Number 42 - October 27, 1964 - pg 943 
Melinda Shantz
 
27651 Shantz, Melvin, 61. Born: Jan. 3, 1930, Waterloo County, Ont., to Levi and Melinda Shantz. Died: July 26, 1991, of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Nadine Bradwell Shantz; children: Murray, Dave, Anne Bauman; stepchildren: Stephen Bradwell, Jennifer Bradwell; brothers and sisters: Noah, Urias, Orvie, Aden, Nancy Martin, Annie Gingrich; 7 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Alice (Martin) Shantz (first wife). Funeral and burial: July 30, Floradale Mennonite Church, by Willard Metzger.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 5 - February 4, 1992 - page 14. 
Melvin M. Shantz
 
27652 Menno D. Shantz, "was born November 3rd, 1844. On December 30th, 1873, he was married to Elizabeth Histand who was born October 6th, 1846. They reside at Baden, Ontario, and have a family of four children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Menno D. Shantz
 
27653 Menno E. Shantz, "was born March 11th, 1841. On September 18th, 1864, he was married to Barbara Rudy. They reside in Wilmot Township, about a mile east of Petersburg, Ontario, where he is the owner of two farms. His family consists of six children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Menno E. Shantz
 
27654 Menno K. Shantz, "was born January 31st, 1849, and died July 6th, 1888. He was not married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Menno K. Shantz
 
27655 Shantz, -- Menno M., third son of Henry and Veronica (Martin) Shantz, was born in 1883; died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital Nov. 2, 1954; aged 71 years. In Sept. 1907, he was married to Esther Wismer who preceded him in death in March, 1947. He is survived by 3 sons (John, Ervin, and Samuel, all farming near Ayr, Ont.), 4 daughters (Estelle of St. George, Ont.; Ella--Mrs. Burns of Galt, Ont.; Marion--Mrs. Linsman of Kitchener, Ont., and Doris--Mrs. Weicker of New Hamburg, Ont.), and 3 brothers (Levi and Noah of Braeside Home, Preston, Ont,. And Amos of Ayr, Ont.). Four children also preceded him (Menno, Peter, Willard, and Reta--Mrs. Horsfall). Services were held at the Roseville Mennonite Church, Roseville, Ont., where he was a member since youth. Moses S. Bowman and Moses Roth conducted the services. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLVIII , Number 1 - January 4, 1955 --- page 22, 23 
Menno M. Shantz
 
27656 Image from Mennonite Archives of Ontario Menno M. Shantz
 
27657 Menno M. Shantz, "was born April 4th, 1850. On November 27th, 1877, he was married to Susannah Bowman who was born April 23rd, 1859. They reside near New Dundee where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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SHANTZ. - Bro. Menno M. Shantz was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., April 4, 1850, died at his home in Kitchener, Ont., dec. 11, 1917; aged 67y. 8m. 7d. On Nov. 27, 1877, he was united in marriage with Susannah Bowman, to which union were born 4 sons, and 2 daughters, 4 of those survive. In August, 1878, he was received into the Mennonite church, of which he has remained a faithful member till his death. Funeral Dec. 15 at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, conducted by the brethren, David Wismer and U.K. Weber. Text, I John 2:17. His body was laid to rest in the Breslau cemetery.2a

2aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume X, Number 41 - January 10, 1918 - Pages 759, 760 
Menno M. Shantz
 
27658 Menno S. Shantz, "the third son, was born October 11th, 1852. On April 12th, 1876, he was married to Lydia, daughter of David and Hannah (Kolb) Bricker. She was born April 17th, 1851. He is a miller by trade but at present he resides in Berlin where he is engaged in the livery business. Their family consists of four children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

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Shantz.-Menno S., son of the late Moses and Susannah Shantz, was born near Waterloo, Ont., Oct. 11, 1852; died at the Kitchener & Waterloo Hospital Jan. 4, 1937; aged 84 y. 2 m. 24 d. On April 12, 1876, he was United in holy marriage to Lydia Bricker who remains to mourn her loss. This union was blessed with 3 sons and 1 daughter (Abner of Waterloo, Melvin of Detroit, Mrs. C. F. Gibbs of Toronto, and Pearlous who predeceased his father in death 26 years ago). 4 grandchildren also survive, along with 3 brothers and 3 sisters. He was baptized and received into Mennonite Church fellowship a few weeks before his death. We praise the Lord for his testimony of faith before he passed on. Funeral services were held at Ratz and Bechtel Funeral Home. Services conducted by J. B. Martin. Text, John 6:68.2a

2aGospel Herald, March 18, 1937 - Vol. XXIX, No.51 - page 1086, 1087 
Menno S. Shantz
 
27659 Menno S. Shantz, "was born April 16th, 1836. On November 9th, 1858, he was married to Elizabeth Schneider who was born November 29th, 1836, and died January 28th, 1893. On December 2nd, 1894, he was again married to Leah Musselman, widow of the late Absalom Martin. She was born May 3rd, 1844. After his first marriage he resided on the farm now in possession of Paul M. Martin, his son-in-law, where he resided until 1893, then moved on the old 'John Sitler Farm' where he still lives retired. In November, 1874, he was ordained at the David Eby Meeting House as deacon of the Mennonite Church for the Eby, Martin and Conestogo fields of labor, a position which he still holds. To him and his first wife were born eleven children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Erb Street (David Eby) Mennonite Church

Early services which began around 1837 were held in private homes. Land at the corner of Erb Street and Hallman Road, where the present-day cemetery is located, was donated by David Eby Sr. on July 14, 1851; a red brick church known as David Eby's Church was built in the same year. The first minister in the new church was Jacob M. Oberholtzer who served from 1852 to 1874. He was followed by Elias Schneider (1874-1889), Jonas Snider (1892-1900), Newton Weber (1921-1923), and Noah Hunsberger (1923-1929).
Due to a difference of opinion in the David Eby congregation, Sunday School classes were held at first in a private home, that of Levi Groff, beginning in 1887. The dissension which resulted culminated in a division in the church in 1889; the minister, Elias Schneider, and the deacon, Menno S. Shantz, left the church and joined with the Old Order Mennonites of Woolwich Township. The following year, 1890, saw the commencement of "Edification Meetings", which were held in the homes of members of the David Eby congregation. These meetings later became the Young People's Bible Meetings.
By the beginning of the twentieth century, it was recognized that the church building was either in need of repair or in need of complete replacement. Consideration was given to building a new church on the same site or on a site on King Street North. A decision was made to accept from Samuel S. Snider the donation of a parcel of land which was also on Erb Street, but nearer town. Excavation of the foundation for the new church began in the Spring of 1902. A dedication service was held on August 17, 1902. A parsonage was built in 1929 on land donated by Herbert Snider, the son of Samuel Snider. The church building was renovated and enlarged in 1949-1950; a dedication service was held on April 9, 1950. Further renovations were made in 1974.2a

2aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose 
Deacon Menno S. Shantz
 
27660 Menno W. Shantz, "was born May 26th, 1869. He is unmarried and resides in Woolwich Township where he has his home with Mr. Peter Ziegler."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Shantz.--Menno Shantz was born at Waterloo, Ont., 1869; died very suddenly while at work of heart failure, June 16, 1927. In his young manhood he was married to Rebecca Brubacher. 9 children came to bless this union,--Barbara, Johnnie, and Nancy dying in infancy, Maryann and Susanna at the age of 21, 3 boys (Abram, Dan, and Edward) and 1 daughter (Hannah) remain with the devoted wife and mother to mourn the loss of a kind loving husband and father; also 2 brothers (Jacob and Daniel) two sisters (Mrs. Esther Bauman and Mrs. Barbara Allemom) remain. A large number of relatives and friends were gathered together to pay their last respects to the departed. He was buried at the Mennonite Church, of which he was a member since his youth. Henry Brenneman conducted the services. Once more we were made to see that our life is as the grass in the morning it is flourishing and in the evening cut and withered away. We must all appear in the presence of God to give an account of our deeds whether they be good or evil.2a

2aHerald - Volume XX, Number 13 - June 30, 1927, pages 303, 304 
Menno W. Shantz
 
27661 SHANTZ, Merle (Rev.)

At Cambridge, on Monday, June 19, 1989, in his 87th year. Husband of Pheobe (Bengtson), father of Margaret, Stephen, John, Ruth and Edith Ann; brother of June and Jean. Predeceased by his first wife, Mildred (George). During his active life, Mr. Shantz was a tireless worker for the cause of Christ, whom he loved. In more recent times he served as pastor of Old Windham United Church, Simcoe and of Wanner Mennonite Church, Cambridge. A private family graveside service, will be followed by a memorial service, at Fairview Apartments, 515 Langs Drive, Cambridge, on Wednesday, June 21, 1989, at 7 p.m., to which the public is cordially invited.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 20 Jon 1989 pg A11 
Rev. Merle Shantz
 
27662 BULLAS, Mildred Grace 1919 - 2011 Passed away peacefully at Highland Place, Thursday, May 26, 2011, at the age of 92. Mildred was a descendant of the Joseph Schneider Haus. Survived by son David Fromer and wife Elizabeth and daughter Martha and husband Harold Schwartzenberg; two step-sons, Tom and Joe Bullas; three granddaughters, Liza, Sarah and Robin; and three great-grand-children Noah, Samson and Ever Grace. Predeceased by husbands, Roy Fromer and Humphrey Bullas; two brothers, Walter and Maurice Shantz and parents, Laura Hood and Addison Shantz. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service from Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home will be announced at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Charity of choice. "To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under Heaven; a time to be born and a time to die, a time to weep and a time to laugh." - Eccl. 3:1-4 Online condolences may be sent through www.schreitersandrock funeralhome.com

Waterloo Region Record 26 May 2011 
Mildred Grace Shantz
 
27663 Milo Shantz
From The Waterloo Way Wiki

Milo Shantz was born in the New Hamburg, Ontario in 1932 and was raised by hard working, industrious Mennonite parents. From a young age, Shantz showed a entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to take risk. At the age of 13, he started buying and selling pigs, and at the age of 21, along with a partner, bought 500 commercial meat turkeys. By 1958, he had made it a family business with his father and brother, and involved employees as shareholders. Shantz' early involvement in the poultry business led to the development of Hybrid Turkeys in 1970, with which he was actively involved with until 1981 when the company was sold to British Petroleum. Today, the company is one of the two major turkey breeding companies worldwide with 14 farms, two hatcheries and affiliate operations in Brazil, Hungary and Ireland.
In 1975, Shantz had a local investment in Hoffman Meats Ltd., buying the Hog Processing company along with Don Martin and Mark Hoffman as partners. The company was later sold to Gainers Inc., a meat packing conglomerate.
Soon in 1981, Milo Shantz founded the Mercedes Corporation, while the village was in somewhat of a state of disrepair. Shantz' interest in the village of St. Jacobs began with the opening of the Stone Crock Restaurant which was a former Zehrs. In the following twenty-five years, Shantz' involvements, through various companies and shareholder groups, have been extensive. The most notable of these include the St. Jacobs and Waterloo Farmers' Markets, the Ontario Livestock Exchange, the St. Jacobs Outlet Mall, a number of rental properties, and six long-term care homes for the elderly. Shantz vision has put St. Jacobs on the international tourism map. People were streaming to St. Jacobs to
learn about Old Order Mennonites and to learn more about their beliefs and theology. The more visitors who flocked in, the more opportunity there clearly was for re-adaptive use of old structures, redevelopment, and turning St. Jacobs into a countryside destination. By 1988, Mercedes Corporation and Stone Crock Inc., owned 17 of the 36 commercial properties in or around St. Jacobs. Mercedes with real estate assets of $27 million, had revenues of $16.4 million.
Then in 1997 Mercedes was sold to Consolidated Properties, a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange for $11.5 million. Milo Shantz served as chairman of Consolidated on the board of Directors to have control over the operations of Mercedes.
In 2001, Mercedes Holdings Corp., a newly-incorporated business owned by a group of investors that includes Milo Shantz and his brother Ross Shantz bought Mercedes Corporation for $10.2 million dollars and return the company to private ownership. Mercedes states this will put it in a better position to develop its tourist properties and nursing home business.1a

1awww.thewaterlooway.com 2008

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Milo Shantz passes away

ST JACOBS - The man credited with converting St Jacobs into an international tourist destination has passed away.
Milo Shantz,76, who along with his brother Ross, spearheaded a number of developments in the village, was born in the New Hamburg area in 1932. The brothers worked together for decades, notably with Hybrid Turkeys, a Kitchener-based turkey breeding business that became a world leader by the time it was sold to Hendrix Genetics in 1981.
Shantz opened the Stone Crock restaurant in downtown St Jacobs in 1975 at a time when the area was in severe economic decline. Many credit that restaurant for starting a rebirth in St Jacobs.
Shantz started Mercedes Corp. in 1981. That company drove development in St. Jacobs and eventually acquired a number of properties in the area. It owns the St. Jacobs Farmers Market, Waterloo Farmers Market, Ontario Livestock Exchange, St. Jacobs Factory Outlet Mall, St. Jacobs stockyards as well as seven other rental and retail properties in the village. Mercedes also owns retirement homes in the region as well as several other cities.
An official with Mercedes confirmed that Shantz passed away, but did not offer any other details. Shantz had been battling cancer for some time, his friends said.
Although best known for his business successes, Shantz was also a large supporter of Habitat for Humanity. He played a key role in establishing the charity in Canada and was instrumental in arranging a visit where former U.S. President Jimmy Carter came to Canada to promote a local Habitat project in 1993.
Shantz, raised by Mennonite parents, was also known for his belief in sharing his successes with employees. He offered to allow his employees to buy into his businesses. He often said his goal in creating a destination in St. Jacobs was not meant to exploit area old order Mennonites but to create an attraction that promoted local artisans and merchants.2a

2aThe Waterloo Region Record Newspaper 7 Jan 2009

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MILO DANIEL SHANTZ 1932 - 2009 Milo Shantz died at home Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Laura Shantz (Martin). Loving father of Jenny Shantz (Willem Moolenbeek), Christine Shantz, Sandra Shantz (Tania Benninger), Margaret Shantz (Greg Bezzo), Marcus (Lisa) Shantz. Cherished grandpa of Jacob, Kira, Laura, Timothy, Nathan and Martin. Milo is survived by his brother, Ross and Erma Shantz. Also sadly missed by Laura's family, Florence Wideman, Viola and George Wallace, Ellen Moyer, Abner and Shirley Martin, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Irvin and Lovina Shantz (Roth) and grandson, Adam Daniel Shantz. Milo spent his early years working on the family farm and at the age of 21 purchased his first 500 turkey poults. Milo's early involvement in the poultry business developed into Hybrid Turkeys, a global turkey breeding company, which he was actively involved with until 1981. In 1975, Milo and Laura opened the Stone Crock Restaurant in St. Jacobs. As chairman of Mercedes Corporation and the Stone Crock Inc., Milo was instrumental in developing St. Jacobs Country into a popular destination. A special project was The Mennonite Story interpretive centre, where he recently led a major creative renovation despite his failing health. Milo served on many boards and organizations throughout his life, among them Mennonite Economic Development Associates, Habitat for Humanity, St Mary's Hospital, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Conrad Grebel College, Community Futures and the Woldemar Neufeld Art Collection. Milo was often recognized for his entrepreneurship and community involvement including the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, the Confederation Medal and an Honorary Doctorate from Wilfrid Laurier University. The family will receive friends and family at the Waterloo North Mennonite Church , 100 Benjamin Road in Waterloo on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 (today) from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, January 8 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Waterloo North Mennonite Church, on Friday, January 9, at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at the St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery. Condolences for the family and donations to MEDA (Mennonite Economic Development Associates) or Mennonite World Conference can be arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of Milo, a donation will be made to the Trees For Learning Program by the funeral home.3a

3aThe Waterloo Region Record Newspaper Jan. 7, 2009 
Milo Daniel Shantz
 
27664 SHANTZ - On May 22nd, 1901, near Breslau, Ontario, Milton, son of Menno M. and Susanna Shantz, aged 22 years, 3 months and 17 days. He had been a sufferer for a number of years, and had lately been confined to his bed for several months, but he bore his sufferings with Christian fortitude. He was resigned to remain if needful or depart this world if it were the Lord's will. He was a member of the Mennonite Church about four years. His remains were laid to rest in the Cressman burying ground. At the house the services were conducted by Jacob S. Woolner, and at the church by Joseph Nahogang, text Rev. 14:13, and E.S. Hallman, text Job. 14:14. At the close of the services they hymn was sung "Parted hands shall clasp again."1a

1aHerald of Truth, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 12, June 15, 1901 - Page 191 
Milton Shantz
 
27665 Milton E. Shantz, "the youngest in the family, was born July 8th, 1873. He is engaged as book-keeper in the office of I. E. Shantz & Co., Berlin. He is residing with his parents."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Milton E. Shantz
 
27666 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Miriam Rose Shantz
 
27667 Moses Shantz, "the second son of Joseph and Catharine (Schneider) Shantz, was born August 22nd, 1819. On March 18th, 1849, he was married to Susannah, daughter of Jacob C. and Elizabeth (Cressman) Snider. She was born April 4th, 1840. Soon after their marriage they moved on the farm they still possess, his father's farm, being composed of west half of lot No. 9, German Company's Tract. Here they raised a family of twelve children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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SHANTZ - Moses Shantz was born on the 22nd of August 1819, about three miles north of Waterloo, Ont. On the 18th of March, 1819* he was married to the youngest daughter of the late Bro. Jacob C. Snyder, of Waterloo. He was a member of the Mennonite church since his youth. Deceased was afflicted for about 6 years, and suffered much pain, which however was patiently borne through all the weary years, until his final release on the 17th of January 1897, at the ripe old age of 77 years, 4 months and 26 days. He leaves a sorrowing wife, six sons and six daughters, also thirty-six grandchildren to mourn the loss of a kind companion and father. His was the first death out of this large family. The funeral was held on the 20th from his late residence. Interment at Martin's M.H., where many relatives and friends assembled to pay their last tribute of love and respect to one who had been so dearly loved and highly esteemed in life. Funeral services by Amos Cressman and Noah Stauffer.2a

2aHerald of Truth, Vol. XXXIV, No. 3, February 1, 1897 - Page 45, 46
 
Moses Shantz
 
27668 SHANTZ, Moses - On Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1974, at K-W Hospital, Moses Shantz, aged 78 years, of 43 Elgin St., Waterloo; born in Waterloo, he was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Waterloo. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shantz; husband of Lena Koerber; father of Harold of Waterloo; brother of Mrs. John (Edna) Scherrer of Drayton; predeceased by two brothers and three sisters.1a

1aElmira Signet 1 Jan 1975 pg 7 
Moses Shantz
 
27669 Moses B. Shantz, "was born August 24th, 1852. He is married to Veronica Bingeman. They reside in Rochester, New York, where he is engaged in manufacturing ivory and pearl buttons."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Moses B. Shantz
 
27670 Moses E. Shantz, "was born May 21st, 1857. On December 12th, 1882, he was married to Magdalena Betzner who was born January 1st, 1861. They reside on the old 'Moses Schneider Place' where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of four children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Moses E. Shantz
 
27671 Moses H. Shantz, "eldest son of Abraham Shantz, was born September 14th, 1804, and died September 18th, 1884. He was married three times, first to Nancy Stauffer, after her decease to Catharine Weisz, and after the decease of his second wife to Elizabeth Erb. There were three children of first marriage but they all died in infancy. Names are not given. With second wife there were seven children and with third wife thirteen."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Moses H. Shantz
 
27672 Shantz - Bishop Moses H. Shantz, eldest son of the late Solomon and Mary Ann (Hostetler) Shantz, was born near Haysville, Ont., Sept. 10, 1884; died at his home near New Dundee, Ont., Aug. 14, 1938; aged 53 y. 11 m. 4 d. He had been under medical care for a few years, due to a heart ailment. This became more severe during the last few weeks, and was the cause of his sudden passing on Sunday morning.

He was converted and was received into the fellowship of the Church at the age of fourteen. Oct. 13, 1907, he was ordained a minister, and pastor of the Blenheim congregation. Besides being actively engaged in pastoral work in these thirty years, he also served the Church in many other positions. He was elected Moderator of the Mennonite Conference of Ontario for ten consecutive years, from 1922 to 1932. He also served as President of the Mennonite Mission Board of Ontario for several years after its organization in 1929. At the time of his death he was a member of the Board of the Ontario Mennonite Bible School.

In 1933 he was elected Vice-President of the Mennonite Publication Board, and two years later became President of this organization, which position he occupied at the time of his death. On Sunday, July 24, 1938, he was ordained a bishop in the Mennonite Conference of Ontario, his especial charge being the congregation at Clarence Center, N. Y.

On March 4, 1908, he was married to Catherine Martin of Elmira, Ont. They lived on his farm south of Haysville until 1923, when they moved to their present residence opposite the Blenheim Church near New Dundee. There survive to mourn his passing, his wife, 1 son (Gordon), and 2 daughters (Luella and Mary). One son (Vernon) predeceased him in 1911. There also remain 1 brother (Ephraim of Haysville) and 4 sisters (Mrs. John E. Bingaman of New Hamburg, Mrs. Titus L. Kolb of Kitchener, Mrs. Jos. Saltzman of Petersburg, and Mrs. Frank Miller of Millersburg, O.). One sister (Mrs. Conrad Hebel) passed away several months ago.

The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 17, and was largely attended, over one thousand people being present from many communities to pay tribute to the passing of a brother, a friend, and a fellow worker. The funeral service was in charge of Bishop S. F. Coffman. The service at the house was conducted by Bishops M. Hallman and M. H. Roth. The Brethren, Silas Weldy of Indiana and Jesse Short of Ohio, conducted the devotional at the church. Bro. D. A. Yoder of Elkhart, Ind., preached the funeral sermon. Text, I Cor. 15: 24-27. A few words of tribute were given by Bros. A. J. Metzler of Scottdale, Pa., and Oscar Burkholder of Breslau. Closing prayer was offered by Bishop Jonas Snider. The burial service at the grave was conducted by Bro. S. F. Coffman, interment in Blenheim Cemetery1a

1aObituary - Gospel Herald, September 15, 1938

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Shantz, Moses H. (1884-1938)

Moses H. Shantz: church leader and farmer; born 10 September 1884 near Haysville, Ontario to Solomon and Mary Ann (Hostetler) Shantz. He was the oldest in a family of two sons and five daughters. On 4 March 1908 he married Catherine Martin (9 March 1885-4 December 1974) of Elmira, Ontario. They had two sons (one died in 1911) and two daughters. Moses died 14 August 1938 of a heart attack at his home across from the Blenheim Mennonite Church near New Dundee, Ontario.

Moses Shantz was a farmer by vocation, working the home farm until 1923. The family then moved to the farm where he died. He was baptized in 1898, and was immediately active in the Sunday school and Bible Conferences of the day. He was among the first class of students in the Ontario Mennonite Bible School in early 1907 and on 13 October 1907 was ordained as a minister for the Blenheim Mennonite Church, his home congregation. On 24 July 1938 he was ordained as a bishop, particularly to serve the congregation at Clarence Center, New York. However he died before he was able to make any visits as bishop to that congregation.

As was common for his day, Shantz did not have much formal education, though he had a life-long interest in reading. His personality was empathetic, an asset in his pastoral relationships. He had a good memory for names, and related easily to persons of many backgrounds. His preaching style was "heart to heart" rather than "sermonizing." A co-worker, S. F. Coffman , described Shantz as "a remarkable helper to others on account of his deeply sympathetic nature. He could enter into their problems with understanding and appreciation; he felt with them their burdens and and their sorrows; then, with the most kindly manner, he led them to wise decisions and to the comfort of Christian attitudes in all of their problems."

His administrative gifts led Moses H. Shantz to numerous leadership roles both in his area conference and within the larger Mennonite Church. He served as moderator of the Mennonite Conference of Ontario from 1922-1932, and again from 1934-1936. From 1932-1934 he was assistant moderator. He became Vice-President of the Mennonite Mission Board of Ontario in 1929 when missions activity within the conference was reorganized, and he served in that role until 1936. In his active promotion of mission work, Shantz traveled often to the mission stations. He also served on the oversight board for the Ontario Mennonite Bible School.

Within the denomination Shantz served on the Canadian Section of the Peace Problems Committee, and a number of times on the Committee on Arrangements for General Conference. In 1933 he was elected as Vice-President of the Mennonite Publication Board, and in 1935 became President of that Board, serving until his death.

Moses H. Shantz suffered health (heart) problems in his later years, and his premature death removed a calm, mediating voice from the Ontario Mennonite scene at a time when fractious doctrinal issues created tension within the conference. His stature in the Mennonite community is indicated by the number of persons who attended his funeral -- over one thousand in all, including visitors from Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and New York. 2a

2aSteiner, Sam. "Shantz, Moses H. (1884-1938)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 2002. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 14 Nov 2005
 
Rev. Moses H. Shantz
 
27673 Moses R. Shantz, "was born February 13th, 1852. On January 20th, 1874, he was married to Rebecca Rickhert who died December 25th, 1881. On October 8th, 1882, he was again married to Caroline Lipps who was born October 29th, 1862. He resides about three miles west of Waterloo where he is engaged in farming"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Moses R. Shantz
 
27674 Moses S. Shantz, "was born November 14th, 1839. On December 2nd, 1866, he was married to Margaret, daughter of Peter and Anna (Cook) Horst. She was born February 12th, 1847, and died September 7th, 1894. He resides on his father's old homestead where he is engaged in farming. His family consists of one son named V Jonas H., born April 30th, 1867."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Shantz. - Moses S. Shantz was born Nov. 14, 1839, in Waterloo Co., Ont.; died May 10, 1921; aged 81 y. 5 m. 26 d. Was married to Margaret Horst who died 26 years ago. To them was born 1 son who died 2 years ago. He leaves to mourn 2 grandchildren and 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral services were held from the residence of Mr. Ephraim S. Snider on Friday, May 13, and at the Shantz Church. Services conducted by Jonas Snider and Manassah Hallman. "Gone but not forgotten." By a Niece.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XIV, Number 8 - May 26, 1921 - page 158 
Moses S. Shantz
 
27675 SCHNAERINGER , Mrs. Myrtle

Peacefully, at St. Mary's Hospital, on Monday, March 7, 1988, the former Myrtle Shantz, in her 80th year, of Kitchener. Dear mother of Patricia Glass, Gary, Betty and her husband Tony Hubercheck, all of Kitchener; loving grandmother of Kim Noeble, Francine Sturm, David Schnaeringer, Dawn Marie Schnaeringer, John and Jennifer Glass and Tony Hubercheck Jr.; great-grandmother of Chris and James Clarey, Jacqueline and Jessica Sturm and Brent, Schnaeringer. Predeceased by her husband, Alfred in 1980; her brothers, Harold and Pearlous Shantz. Myrtle was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Shantz Station. Visitation at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 2 p.m. on Tuesday, continuing until the time of service in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel, on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. Darcy Beskau officiating. Reception to follow in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. Interment Preston cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 7 Mar 1988 pg B11 
Myrtle Aleta Shantz
 
27676 Martin, Nancy Shantz, was born at Shantz Station, Ont., July 2, 1883; died at the South Waterloo Hospital, Galt, Aug. 29, 1970; aged 87 y. 1 m. 27 d. She was married to Peter Martin. Surviving are 2 sons (Oscar and Lionel), 3 daughters (Kathryn - Mrs. Orville Shantz, Mrs. Irene Lichty, and Mrs. Greta Martin Smith), and 6 grandchildren. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont., where funeral services were held Sept. 2, with Robert N. Johnson officiating; interment in the First Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume LXIII, Number 38 - September 29, 1970, p. 823, 824 
Nancy Shantz
 
27677 Nancy Shantz, "twin sister to Amos, was born April 22nd, 1865. She is unmarried and has her home with her brother, Jacob."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Shantz
 
27678 Nancy Shantz, "twin sister to Amos, was born April 22nd, 1865. She is unmarried and has her home with her brother, Jacob."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

MRS. N. WILDFONG. Sr.

HESPELER, Aug. 29. Following an illness of twelve years, Mrs. Nathaniel Wildfong, Sr., died yesterday, at her home, in Wellington Township. Mrs. Wildfong, was born 80 years ago, in the district where she lived all her life. She was a member of the Tankard Brethren in Christ. Parents of the deceased were the late Mr. and Mrs. Amos Schantz. Surviving are her husband, in Wellington Township; four stepchildren and 20 grandchildren, together with a number of nieces and nephews. One sister, Melinda Schantz, Kitchener, also survives. The remains are resting at the Stager and Co. Funeral Home, Hespeler, until 11 a.m., Friday, when the body will be removed to Wanner's Mennonite Church, for funeral services, at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Wanner's Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 29 Aug 1945 pg 13 
Nancy Shantz
 
27679 Nancy Shantz, "was born August 11th, 1817. On March 1st, 1836, she was married to Benjamin Weber. At present she resides with her daughter, Anna (Mrs. Noah Detweiler)."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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- Nancy Weber, maiden name Shantz, daughter of Isaac Shantz, who came from Pennsylvania in 1808 and settled on the farm near Berlin, now in possession of Abram Wambold, was born Aug. 11th, 1817. On the 1st of March, 1836, she was married to Benjamin M. Weber, and moved on lot No. 113, between Bridgeport and Breslau, which was at that time all forest but a few acres. They were of the first settlers, and wolves and other wild beasts and Indians were plentiful. Some years afterward other Mennonite people came in, and they built a house of worship now known as Cressman's Meeting House. Here they lived and worshiped the Lord harmoniously in true unity and spirit together until Nov. 30, 1870, Benjamin Weber died. Since then she remained a widow until her life ended here to begin in glory, which took place April 8th, 1899, at the age of 81 years, 7 months and 27 days. This union was blessed with ten children, of whom only two remain. She was buried at C. Eby's M. H. on the 11th, where a large concourse of friends and relatives were present. Services by Noah Stauffer from Heb. 11:10, followed by Jacob
Woolner. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church.2a

2aThe Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXVI, No. 9, May 1, 1899 - pages 140-142 
Nancy Shantz
 
27680 Nancy Shantz, "was born November 3rd, 1827. She was married, March 31st, 1845, to Samuel Schuler who was born May 26th, 1821. They had a family of eight children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Shantz
 
27681 Nancy Shantz, "was born October 11th, 1839. On October 11th, 1859, she was married to Benjamin Rosenberger."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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On the 1st of March, 1898, in Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, of pneumonia, Sister Nancy, beloved wife of Bro. Benjamin S. Rosenberger. She was born on October 11th, 1839, and was a daughter of the late Bishop Henry Shantz. She leaves a sorrowing husband, and five sons and five daughters to mourn their loss, though not as those who have no hope. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and led a consistent Christian life. Buried in the Blenheim Mennonite cemetery on March 3rd where Menno Cressman preached in German from Rev. 14:13, and Noah Stauffer in English from Prov. 12:28, to a large congregation. Her end was peace.2a

2aHerald of Truth, Vol. XXXV, No. 8, April 15, 1898 - page 124, 125. 
Nancy Shantz
 
27682 Nancy Shantz, "was born October 4th, 1858. She was married to Levi H. Stauffer, a farmer. They resided near Shantz Station where she died January 31st, 1884. Her family consisted of two children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Shantz
 
27683 Nancy Shantz, "was born September 18th, 1854. On February 13th, 1877, she was married to Joseph S. Shantz. They resided near Hespeler where she died March 13th, 1885, leaving a family of two sons named."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Shantz
 
27684 On the 6th of Dec. 1866, near Blair, C. W., NANCY, youngest child of Samuel Y. SHANTZ, aged one year and four months.1a

1aHerald of Truth - Volume IV, Number 2 - February 1867, Pages 31, 32  
Nancy Shantz
 
27685 Snider, Nancy, daughter of the late Amos and Esther (Cressman) Shantz; born near Mannheim, Ont., Jan. 29, 1875; passed away suddenly, following a stroke, Dec. 1, 1958; aged 83 y. 10 m. 2 d. She married Urias Snider, Kitchener, Ont., on Nov. 21, 1900. He passed away Dec. 25, 1958, just 24 days after her death. Surviving also are 2 sons (Selwyn and Arlin, Kitchener, Ont.), 3 daughters (Glennys- Mrs. Edward G. Snyder, Preston, Ont.; Twilah and Esther, Kitchener), one granddaughter, and 3 sisters (Maggie, Barbara, and Elminda Shantz, Kitchener). Five brothers and one sister preceded her in death. One sister (Mrs. Herbert Shantz) passed away Dec. 11, 1958. She read the Bible through eleven times, and was a faithful member of the Strasburg Church, where memorial services were held Dec. 4 by Simon B. Martin and Lester Bauman; interment in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LII, Number 5 - February 3, 1959 
Nancy C. Shantz
 
27686 Nancy D. Shantz, "was born march 15th 1851. She is married to John S. Shantz, a farmer."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Nancy D. Shantz
 
27687 Nancy L. Shantz, "was born October 9th, 1835. On January 1st, 1851, she was married to Alexander Gilmore."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Nancy L. Shantz
 
27688 Nancy Z. Shantz, "was born June 22nd, 1840. She was married to John Hoerr."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Z. Shantz
 
27689 Naomi S. Shantz, "was born June 16th, 1853. In October, 1881, she was married to Franklin H. Wills."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Naomi S. Shantz
 
27690 SHANTZ. - Nathan, son of Jacob W. and Magdalena Shantz, was born in Wellington Co., Ont., Sept. 13, 1879; died of typhoid fever in the General Hospital at Calgary, Alta., Sept. 4, 1915; aged 35y. 11m. 21d. He leaves to mourn his departure, father, mother, 4 sisters, and 3 brothers, and a host of relatives and friends. The remains were brought to the home of his parents in Breslau, Waterloo Co., from which the funeral was held Sept. 12, 1915. Service at the house by Bro. Oscar Burkholder, and at the church by Bros. C.R. Krauth and Oscar Burkholder. The body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume VIII, Number 30 - October 21, 1915 - Pages 495, 496 
Nathan Shantz
 
27691 Nelson Shantz, "was born June 11th, 1865. He is married to Barbara Snyder. They reside near his father's home where he is engaged in farming."1a

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Shantz
.-Nelson Shantz was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., on June 11, 1865; died June 8, 1930; aged 64 y. 11 m. 28 d. In 1886 he was married to Barbara Snyder. To this union were born 5 children. He is survived by his bereaved wife and family, and 3 sisters. Two brothers predeceased him. He was a kind and loving husband and father, many times sacrificing his own pleasures to make others happy. During his recent illness of 4 weeks he suffered very much and often expressed his desire to go to his heavenly home. In early life he became a member of the Mennonite Church and died in that faith. Funeral services were held at the Waterloo Church, Wed. June 11, by Bros. Manasseh Hallman and J. B. Martin. Interment in David Eby Cemetery2a

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Gospel Herald - Vol. XXIII, No. 14 - July 3, 1930, Page 302-303 
Nelson Shantz
 
27692 Shantz, Noah, son of the late Henry and Veronica (Martin) Shantz; died Sept. 1, 1958, at the Bethesda Home, Vineland, Ont., after a two-year illness; aged 78 years. Church membership, Roseville. Married to Elizabeth Shantz Nahrgang, who predeceased him. Survivors: 2 brothers (Levi, Kitchener; and Amos, Ayr, Ont.). Also preceding him were a stepson (Wilfred Nahrgang), 2 sisters and one brother. Funeral services, Sept. 4, at Roseville, in charge of Moses A. Bowman and Moses H. Roth. Burial in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 38 - September 23, 1958-page 914 
Noah Shantz
 
27693 Noah B. Shantz, "was born July 30th, 1861. He is married to Leah Hoenstein. They reside in the town of Berlin where he is engaged with Messrs. John Fennell and Son as drayman and teamster. His family consists of two children named.."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Noah B. Shantz
 
27694 Noah C. Shantz, "was born January 14th, 1819. On January 26th, 1841, he was married to Hannah Baumann. She was born February 28th, 1819, and died January 28th, 1892. Soon after his marriage he took possession of his father's farm about a mile south-east of Berlin. Here he resided until his death which took place August 8th, 1876. He was enaged in pulling down the stone foundation of the old dwelling on his farm, when, all of a sudden, part of the wall fell, striking him on the lower part of the body and causing death within a few hours after the accident. His family consisted of ten children"1a

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Aug 8 th, in Waterloo Co., Ont., Bro. Noah Schantz, aged 57 years and 6 months. He was removing a wall, when a portion of it fell upon him, and broke both legs, three ribs, and crushed in body considerably; although suffering excrutiating pain, he survived 5 hours. He leaves a wife and 9 children to mourn their loss.2a

2aHerald of Truth - Volume XIII, Number 9 - SEPTEMBER 1876, page 158-159

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Died/ Near Berlin, on Thursday, Jan. 28th, 1892,/ Hannah Shantz,/ Beloved wife of the late Noah C. Shantz,/ aged 72 years and 11 months./ The Funeral/ Will take place on Sunday, the 31st, inst., at/ 9 o'clock, a.m., from her residence to the Old/ Mennonite Church and Cemetery./ Friends and acquaintances will please accept / this intimation./ Berlin, January 28th, 1892.3a

3aFuneral Card of Noach C. Shantz 
Noah C. Shantz
 
27695 2005SHANTZ, Noah M. - Peacefully, on Sunday, June 26, 2005, at his home, Noah M. Shantz, in his 74th year, of RR 2, West Montrose.Beloved husband of Almeda (Bauman) Shantz. Loving father of Glen and Irene Shantz of RR 1, Waterloo, Nancy and Delton Martin of Bluevale, Stewart Shantz of Kitchener, Larry and Marilyn Shantz of RR 3, Listowel, Joyce and Maynard Gingrich of RR 2, Atwood, Grace and Arnold Frey of RR 1, Elora, Peter and Janice Shantz of RR 3, Listowel, Linda and Murray Lichty of RR 1, Ariss, Lorrie and Mark Zimmerman of Indiana, Tim and Kerry Shantz of Linwood, Susan and Terry Zehr of RR 1, Millbank. Fondly remembered by his 47 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Brother and brother-in-law of Urias and Martha Shantz, Nancy and Walter Martin, Orvie and Edith Shantz, Anne Shantz, Annie and Abner Gingrich.Predeceased by his parents, Levi and Melinda Shantz, two brothers Melvin and Aden Shantz.The family will receive friends at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira today (Monday) 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a family service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, June 29 at 1:30 p.m. then to the West Montrose Mennonite Meeting House for further public service and burial in the adjoining cemetery.In his memory, donations to the Christian Horizon Association or Multiple Sclerosis Society may be made as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aThe Record 27 Jun 2005 
Noah M. Shantz
 
27696 Noah S. Shantz, "was born December 12th, 1848. He was married, December 24th, 1876, to Nancy, daughter of Michael and Mary (Musselman) Mosser. She was born April 6th, 1855. They reside near Crosshill where he is engaged in farming. To them were born the following children".1a

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Shantz. - Noah Shantz was born Dec. 12, 1848, near Baden, Ont.; died at his home, Waterloo, Ont., Dec. 3, 1939; aged 90 y. 11 m. 21 d. He was married to Nancy Moser in 1876. He is survived by his beloved wife, 5 children (Allen of Kitchener, Mrs. Ed Diebel of Jordan, Mrs. Allen Cassel at home, Mrs. Herb Sengbush of Toronto, Mrs. Roy Tethbridge of Brantford), 8 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Four sons and 1 daughter predeceased him. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. "Blessed are the dead who die in the lord." Funeral services were held in Erb St. Mennonite Church, in charge of Brethren J. B. Martin and Jonas Snider. Text, Phil 3:10-14. Burial in the Shantz Cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXII, No 40- January 4, 1940, pp. 846-47  
Noah S. Shantz
 
27697 Noah S. Shantz, "was born May 16th, 1859. On March 6th, 1883, he was married to Susannah Cassel who was born March 3rd, 1860. They reside in Wilmot Township where he is engaged in farming."1a

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Shantz.-Noah S., youngest son of Joseph Y. and Elizabeth (Stauffer) Shantz, was born in Wilmot Twp., on May 16, 1859; died at his home in Baden, Ont., May 7, 1936. He was in his 77th year. He had been in failing health for some time, and while he was able to be around, his death came suddenly, due to a heart attack. On March 6, 1883, he was united in marriage to Susannah B. Cassel, also of Wilmot Twp. After their marriage they moved to their homestead farm where they resided until thirteen years ago when they took up their residence in the village of Baden, Ont. This union was blessed with 11 children, 6 of whom have predeceased him. Those surviving are his wife, 3 sons and 2 daughters (Laura, wife of Tobias Shantz of Waterloo; Marian, wife of Reuben Steiner of Lima, Ohio; Lincoln C. of Kitchener; Walter C. on the old homestead; Dr. Stauffer C., also of Kitchener), 10 grandchildren, 1 brother, 4 sisters, and a host of friends. In the winter of 1886 he with his companion confessed Christ as their personal Savior and united with the Mennonite Church to which faith he remained true to the end. He was a member of the Blenheim congregation and served as an officer of the Sunday school for a number of years and was at the time of his death a member of the board of trustees. The funeral was held May 10, with services at his home and also at the Blenheim Mennonite Church, conducted by M. H. Shantz, assisted by M. Hallman. Text, I Pet. 1:3-5. Burial in adjoining cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald, May 21, 1936 - Vol. XXIX, No.8 - page 175, 176  
Noah S. Shantz
 
27698 Noah W. Shantz, "was born August 10th, 1854. On February 27th, 1876, he was married to Rachel Shantz. They resided at Remus, Michigan, thence moved back to Berlin, Ontario, where she died."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Noah W. Shantz
 
27699 Shantz. Norman, son of the late Daniel and Mary (Nahrgang) Shantz, was born near Haysville, Ont., Nov. 3, 1870; departed from this life Dec. 6, 1949; aged 79 y. 1 m. 3 d. In 1893 he was married to Mary Ann Rosenberger. To this union was born one son (Elmon, Kitchener, Ont.). In 1896 he was married to Emma Rosenberger, who survives. To this union were born 3 sons (Irvin and Leighton, New Hamburg, Ont.; Delton, Elmira, Ont.), and 6 daughters (Marion-Mrs. Omar Cressman, Plattsville, Ont.; Erra-Mrs. Walter Nahrgang, Ebenezer, N.Y.; Edith-Mrs. Melvin Cressman, Thorold, Ont.; Iona-Mrs. Joe Lies, Kitchener, Ont.; Reta-Mrs. Chris Brenneman, New Hamburg; and Erleen-Mrs. Walter Lies, Wellseley, Ont.). Surviving besides his wife and children, are 33 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, one brother (Simeon, New Hamburg, Ont.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Ephraim Schmit, Baden, Ont.; and Mrs. John McKenzie, Kitchener, Ont.). About fifty years ago he accepted Christ as his Saviour during revivals at the Blenheim congregation. During the years his place was seldom vacant in the service and he sought to support the church to the best of his ability. Funeral services were held at his late home and at the Blenheim Church on Dec. 9 with Moses Bowman and Curtis C. Cressman in charge Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLIII, Number 5 - January 31, 1950-page 118, 119. 
Norman Shantz
 
27700 SHANTZ, Norman Edward Peacefully at Fairview Mennonite Home on March 1, 2012, in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Beatrice (Witmer) for 67 years. Father of Jim (Lorraine), Richard, Ruth Lawrence (Bruce), Ed (Diane), Kathy Shantz (Reg Good), Robert (Judy). Lovingly remembered by 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Survived by sister Mary Witmer, sister-in-law Helen Burkholder (Joe) and brother-in-law Bruce Witmer (Pat). Predeceased by his brother Gordon, sister Irene Kinzie (Elton), brother- in-law Stewart Witmer, and sister-in-law Joyce Witmer. Lived and farmed most of his life near Black Horse Corners, Ayr. Long time member of Nith Valley Mennonite Church, New Hamburg. His many hobbies included bird watching, nature photography and woodworking. Friends and family will be received at Fairview Mennonite Home, 515 Langs Drive, Cambridge on Monday, March 5, 2012, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Fairview Mennonite Home at 3 P.M., March 6, 2012. Private family committal at Detweiler Cemetery, Roseville, in the spring. The family wishes to thank the staff at Fairview for their caring and compassion. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Fairview Mennonite Home, or the Mennonite Central Committee would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge. (519-621-1650).1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 2 Mar 2012 
Norman Edward Shantz
 
27701 Shantz, Norman S., son of John and Mary (Snyder) Shantz, was born near Kitchener, Ont., Dec. 5, 1876; died at the home of his son near Markham, Ont., Dec. 27, 1967; aged 91 y. 22 d. He was married to Elmina Weber, who died Sept. 12, 1930. Surviving are 4 children (Mahlon, Orval, Seleda-Mrs. Dan Steckle, and Elam), 19 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, one brother (Amsey) and one sister (Mrs. Mary Ann Martin). One daughter (Sylvia), 2 brothers, and 4 sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the Preston Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 30, with Rufus Jutzi and Emerson McDowell officiating; interment in East End Church Cemetery, Kitchener.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LXI, Number 11 - March 19, 1968-pages 263-264 
Norman S. Shantz
 
27702 SHANTZ, Nyal - Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on Friday, July 8, 2005 , at his residence, Nithview Home, New Hamburg. Nyal was formerly of RR2, Baden. He was born 88 years ago on February 16, 1917 in Wilmot Township, a son of the late Manassah and Louida (Cressman) Shantz. Nyal had farmed in Wilmot Township prior to his retirement. He was a member of Shantz Mennonite Church, Baden. Nyal enjoyed wintering in Florida for over 20 years and was an avid bowler. Beloved husband of Helen (Lichty) Shantz who he married December 18, 1943. Loving father of Richard and Connie Shantz of Baden, Joanne and Cliff Wideman of St. Jacobs, Lorrie and Roger Baechler of New Hamburg, Pauline and Glenn Martin of Cambridge, Michael and Linda Shantz of Baden. Dear grandfather of Luke and Joanna Shantz, Lindsay and Scott Leis, Kevin Shantz, Amy and Trevor Wideman, Melanie and Brandon Chilvers, Kelly and Adam Stoak, Carly, Fraser and Simon Martin, Aaron, Andrew and Katelyn Shantz and great-grandfather of Kiera Shantz and Devin Chilvers. Also remembered by brothers and sisters Robert and Lena Shantz, Arley and Mabel Shantz, all of New Hamburg, Ion and Helen Shantz, Ida and Lloyd Schwartzentruber, all of Kitchener, Etta and Lloyd Shantz of Cambridge and sisters-in-law Irene Shantz and Marie Shantz, both of Kitchener. Nyal was predeceased by brothers Howard and Hilda, Wilfred and Selda, Armand, Mahlon and by sister Esther and Aron Enns. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St. , New Hamburg on Sunday, July 10, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p. m. The funeral service will be held on Monday, July 11, 2005 at Shantz Mennonite Church at 3 p. m. with Pastors Nancy Mann and Amsey Martin officiating. Burial to follow in the adjoining cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Nithview Home.1a

1aThe Record 9 Jul 2005 
Nyal Shantz
 
27703 Oliver Shantz, "was born August 12th, 1861. He is a civil engineer and is a graduate of Ithaca College, New York. At present he is practising his profession in the city of New York where he resides. He is unmarried."1a

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OLIVER S. SHANTZ M. M. E. DETROIT, MICH.

When football enthusiasts speak of the Rangers and their deeds of prowess on the green, the name of Oliver Shantz, full back, is generally mentioned in eulogistic terms. Mr. Shantz was a good player; he possessed a cool judgment and plenty of stamina. He shone at manly sport and shines today as a Master Mechanical Engineer.

He left Berlin in 1889 to attend Cornell University, Ithaca N. Y. and took up a course in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. He graduated in 1893, obtaining the degree of M. E. In 1893-4, he designed, installed and put into operation, the present plant of the Jacob Y. Shantz & Son Co's. button manufactory, Berlin. For a twelve-month, he was with Schaefer & Budenburg Co. of Brooklyn N. Y., manufacturers of steam gauges and engineering appliances. Then for four years Mr. Shantz was engaged on the Sibley College faculty, in the experimental Mechanical Engineering department of Cornell University, at the end of which period he obtained his Master degree, M. M. E.

He was an industrious student, and while taking the courses at Cornell, spent the summer vacation with various large manufacturing firms, thus combining the practical and actual with the theoretical. He spent considerable time in the workshops of the Otis Elevator Co. Yonkers, N. Y., the Hendrick Ice Machine Co. Carbondale Pa. and one year with Thos. A. Edison, the famous inventor, as Assistant Engineer in the Edison Portland Cement Co. at Stewardsville, N. J. Another year was spent with the Westinghouse Church Kerr Co., Consulting and Contracting Engineers. The recital of the time spent by Mr. Shantz in preparing for his life work, shows that he intended to reach a high grade in his profession.

For five years afterwards he was in the employ of the Rand Drill Co. of New York, Manufacturers of Compressed Air and Mining Machinery, in the capacity of Assistant Chief Engineer, and during the period filled many important commissions. Of late, he has been and is now with the Ingersoll Rand Co., as their travelling expert in Hydro-Pneumatic Engineer-ing with headquarters at Detroit, Mich. Among the societies of which Mr. Shantz is a member are: American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Engineers Club of New York; The Western Railway Club of Chicago ; Delta Lau Delta Fraternity, of Cornell Town & Gown Club, Cornell, and Cornell University Club of New York.

Mr. Shantz has made good and his many friends in Berlin will congratulate him on his success.1a

1aBerlin Today 1806-1906 official souvenir
 
Oliver S. Shantz
 
27704 SHANTZ, Orval Wilmer

Of Eagle Street, Cambridge, on Monday, June 19, 1995, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Helen Sadowska: dear father of Stan and his wife Denise of Kitchener and Anna Mae Simington and her husband Doug (Skinny) of Paris, Ont. Survived by two brothers, Elam and his wife Vera of Zurich, Mahlon and his wife Mary of Tavistock and one sister, Seleda Steckle of Zurich. Lovingly remembered by two grandchildren, Jennifer and Kathy Simington; two step-grandchildren, Michelle Harnack and Dennise Cooke and two great-grandchildren, Matthew and Benjamin. Predeceased by his mother and father, Almina and Norman Shantz. Mr. Shantz was born in Preston and had been a lifelong resident of the area. He was a retired material handler for Butler Metal Products and a member of Preston Mennonite Church. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Tuesday) from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 1995, at 2 p.m., at Preston Mennonite Church, 791 Concession Rd., Cambridge, with Rev. Amzie Brubacher officiating. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery.

The Record 20 Jun 1995 pg A5 
Orval Wilmer Shantz
 
27705 Shantz, Orville, 79, Kitchener, Ont. Born: Sept. 2, 1912, Petersburg, Ont., to William and Veronica Shantz. Died: June 18, 1992, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-wife: Kathryn Martin Shantz; son: William; 2 grandchildren. Funeral: June 21, Ratz-Bechtel Chapel, by Brice Balmer. Burial: First Mennonite Church Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 31 - August 4, 1992 page 14.  
Orville Shantz
 
27706 Orville R. Shantz

ST. GEORGE — Orville R. Shantz, 59, of near St. George, died today after a lingering illness. He was born at Elmira, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Shantz., In 1919 he married Ida Snyder of Elmira and they farmed about one mile from St. George. Surviving are his wife and two sons, Homer of Dundas and Sanford of St. George; one brother, Sylvan, of Elmira and one sister, Mrs. Rueben (Elma ) Shantz of Kitchener and seven grandchildren. One son, Stewart, was killed overseas in 1944. The body is at the Bannister and Glaves Funeral Home, St. George. Funeral service will be conducted Monday at 2;30 p.m. from St. George United Church. Interment will be in St. George United Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Dec 1956 pg 5 
Orville Roy Shantz
 
27707 Owen Shantz, "was born January 27th, 1850. On February 27th, 1870, he was married to Sarah Shoemaker. They reside at Remus, Michigan, where he is engaged as a wage-earner. To them is born a family of five children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Owen C. Shantz
 
27708 THE RECORD - Jun. 29, 2005KOCH, Pearl - Gone to be with her loving, heavenly Father on Monday, June 27th, 2005, after a lengthy illness. The former Pearl Shantz aged 90 years. Pearl was a member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church. Dear Sister to Agnes Maier of Waterloo, she is sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and many loving friends. At Pearl's request their will be no visitation at the funeral home. Burial has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday July 6 from the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Bill Shafer officiating. Donations may be made to St. Stephens Lutheran Church as expressions of sympathy through the funeral home or on line at www.ratzbechtelfuneralhome.com.1a

1aThe Record 29 Jun 2005 
Pearl Shantz
 
27709 Rosenberger - Persida, daughter of Aaron and Barbara (Nahrgang) Shantz, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., June 25, 1870; died May 9, 1938, at her home near Haysville, Ont. She was in her 68th year. On Sept. 29, 1891, she was united in marriage to Isaiah S. Rosenberger, also of Wilmot township. The union was blessed with 2 sons and 6 daughters. She confessed Christ as her personal Saviour in 1891 and united with the Mennonite faith and remained true to the end. In 1897 her husband was ordained to the ministry and she was a faithful companion to him in his work. Always ready to lend a helping hand and ready at all times to share with her husband the joys and sorrows, the burdens and experiences that come with those who are called to service. In 1908 she with her husband and family moved to Guernsey, Sask., where they lived and labored for the Lord until May of 1936 when they again returned east and settled in Waterloo Co. She leaves her husband, 2 sons (Chester of Meteor, Sask., and David of Guernsey, Sask.), and 5 daughters (Ada, wife of George Hawes; Mary, wife of Herbert Kehl; Leona, wife of Leighton Schmitt, also of Guernsey; and Clista and Alda at home). One daughter (Bessie) predeceased her. There are also 15 grandchildren and 6 sisters. Funeral services on May 12 with Bro. M.H. Roth at the home and Brethren M. Hallman and M.H. Shantz at the Blenheim Mennonite Church. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment in adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXI, No. 10 - June 9, 1938, Page 222, 223  
Persida Shantz
 
27710 Peter Shantz, "the eldest, was born August 7th, 1829. On October 4th, 1853, he was married to Elizabeth Martin. They own a beautiful farm in Woolwich Township, about four miles north-west of the town of Waterloo. They have no family."1a

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Local News: Peter Shantz, one of the early pioneers of the township of Woolwich, died at his home on Wednesday, the 21st inst. Mr. Shantz was known as one of the most prosperous farmers of the township. He leaves a widow to mourn his loss. 2a

2aElmira Signet 29 Jan. 1903 p. 1, col. 3 
Peter Shantz
 
27711 PETER E. SHANTZ PASSES AWAY IN EIGHTIETH YEAR

Noted Figure In Preston Life Dies Following Stroke Suffered Last Week ; Church Official For 25 Years

Following a stroke suffered last Wednesday Peter E. Shantz died last evening at his home on Church street in his 80th year. The deceased is survived by his wife three daughters, Miss M. B. Shantz, Philadelphia: Mrs. L. Archibald, Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. J. G. Gardner, Regina, Sask. and three sons, Cyrus, of Preston; Samuel, of Toronto and Fred, of Preston. Five brothers, Aaron, Samuel and Daniel, of Kitchener, Frank of the state of Washington and Moses of Didsbury, Alta. and one sister, Mrs. Moses Plowman, of Kitchener, also survive. The funeral will be held on Thursday afternoon from his late residence to the Preston cemetery. The late Mr. Shants was born at Shantz station and came to Preston from Elmira 63 years ago and purchased what is now known as the Shantz foundry from Jacob Wahn. For many years he conducted the foundry business, successfully manufacturing farm implements and later trucks. He retired from active business a few years ago. For many years he had been actively associated with Preston municipal life and always took a keen interest in the town's affairs. He was reeve of Preston at one time and during the federal election of 1896 was the Liberal candidate for the riding and altho defeated polled a large number of votes. The late Mr. Shantz was a faithful member of the United church and for 26 years was recording steward and treasurer of that congregation. At the time of his demise he was senior director of the Waterloo Mutual Fire Insurance company. Mr. Shantz 's passing removes from Preston, one of the town's most notable figures and his demise is mourned by the entire continuity.

Kitchener Daily Record 4 Sep 1928 pg 3

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Peter E. Shantz, "was born August 25th, 1849. He is married to Maria C. Bowers. They reside in Preston, Ontario, where he is engaged in manufacturing all kinds of farm implements"1a

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Jacob Beck (born Grand Duchy of Baden, 1816), an enterprising young German, came to Waterloo Township in 1837 from Schenectady, N. Y., having come from Germany the year before. He had invented a peculiar water wheel, described as of small size and large power, which soon gave him an enviable reputation. Starting a small foundry in the Village of New 'Hope he soon transferred to Preston and built a foundry on the premises later owned by Peter E. Shantz,...2a
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Fifth Annual Report Of The Waterloo Historical Society, 1917 
Peter Erb Shantz
 
27712 Phoebe Shantz, was born June 7th, 1845. She is married to Henry Shannon. They reside at Watford, Ontario, and have a family of four sons"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Phoebe Shantz
 
27713 Kolb, Priscilla, daughter of Solomon and Mary Ann (Hostetler) Shantz, was born on Dec. 24, 1882; died at Freeport Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Jan. 12, 1985; aged 102 y. She was married to Titus L. Kolb, who survives. Also surviving are 5 daughters ( Leda Kolb, Myrtle - Mrs. Gordon Liechty, Charlea Snyder, Esther - Mrs. Charles Hess, and Gertrude - Mrs. Leslie Egeworth), one son (Harvey), 17 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. She was a member of First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 15, in charge of Glenn Brubacher; interment in First Mennonite Church cemetery.

Gospel Herald, February 12, 1985 
Priscilla Shantz
 
27714 Rachel Shantz, "was born July 15th, 1828. She is married to John B. Cassel"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Rachel Shantz
 
27715 Rachel Shantz, "was born July 19th, 1833. On December 11th, 1853, she was married to Elias Eby. They reside near Elmira."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Last Friday the remains of the late Rachel Eby, nee Shantz, were interred in the Mennonite graveyard; the attendance was large. Deceased and her husband had lived for some years with their son Absolom in the village. She suffered much from rheumatism but bore all sufferings and trials patiently till released by death. Rev. Gingrich preached the funeral sermon and spoke words of consolation to the bereaved family.2a

2aElmira Advertizer 30 Jun 1900 
Rachel Shantz
 
27716 Rachel Shantz, "was born March 27th, 1856. On February 27th, 1876, she was married to Noah W. Shantz. They resided in Michigan but several years ago they returned to Berlin where she died."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Rachel Shantz
 
27717 Rebecca Shantz, "the youngest daughter of old Christian and Hannah (Paul) Shantz, was born March 3rd, 1815. She was married to David Martin. They resided south of St. Jacobs where she died June 23rd, 1876."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Rebecca Shantz
 
27718 Rebecca Shantz, "was born January 24th, 1835. On October 7th, 1856, she was married to Martin Baumann. They reside on lot No. 27, German Company's Tract. (The mother, old Mrs. Henry Shantz, has her home with Rebecca)."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Rebecca Shantz
 
27719 HORST, Rebecca (Mrs. David) - Peacefully went home to be with the Lord, following a brief illness with cancer, on Sunday, April 1, 2007 at KW Health Centre of Grand River Hospital. Rebecca (Shantz) Horst in her 83rd year of Elmira. Beloved wife of the late David Horst (2005). Loving mother of Willis and Adele (Anderson) Horst of Brackendale B.C., Willard and Annette Horst of Waterloo. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren, Rachel and Jared, Michelle and Julie. Also survived by her seven brothers and five sisters and a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Abram and Lovina Shantz. Rebecca was a faithful member of the Hawkesville Mennonite Church. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Wednesday, April 4 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. At noon on Thursday transfer will be made to the Hawkesville Mennonite Church for funeral service at 2 p.m. with Paster Perry Bartel officiating followed by interment in the Hawkesville Cemetery. In her memory, donations to the Mennonite Central Committee would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aThe Record 2 Apr 2007 
Rebecca M. Shantz
 
27720 Rebecca S. Shantz, "was born October 9th, 1868. She resides at Long-lane, Missouri, where she is engaged as teacher. She is not married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Rebecca S. Shantz
 
27721 GINGERICH, Reta Passed away at her residence Nithview Community, New Hamburg on Monday, October 25, 2010. She was born 98 years ago in Wilmot Township and was the last surviving family member of the late Norman and Emma (Rosenberger) Shantz. Beloved wife of the late Christian S. Brenneman and the late Enos Gingerich. Lovingly remembered by her children Ray and wife Nelda Brenneman of New Hamburg and Walter and wife Arlene Brenneman of Kitchener. Also remembered by Ruth and husband Don Leiskau of New Hamburg, Bryan and wife Lorraine Gingerich of Schomberg and Carol Gingerich of Grand Bend. Sadly missed by her many grand- children and great-grandchildren. Reta was predeceased by her daughters Helen Brenneman, Jean (Delton) Bowman, four brothers, five sisters and Clare Gingerich. Reta attended Wilmot Mennonite Church, Baden. She was a charter member of Baden Mennonite Church where she had been active in the WMSC. She was a member of the 39 Plus Club in New Hamburg and volunteered for many years at the New Hamburg Thrift Store. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private interment will take place on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at Steinmann Mennonite Cemetery, Baden prior to the funeral service at 2:30 p.m. which will take place at Wilmot Mennonite Church, Baden. Pastor David Rogalsky to officiate. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee or Nithview Community. On-line condolences and donation information available at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 26 Oct 2010 
Reta Shantz
 
27722 Mrs. Gordon Bretz passed away Tuesday, June 25th at her residence, Heritage House, St. Jacobs, where she had resided for the past ten years. She was 94. Mrs. Bretz, the former Rhea Mattie Shantz, had lived at RR 4, Bright for many years. She was a member of Bethel Missionary Church, New Dundee. Dear mother of Lorene and her husband Kenneth Shantz of New Dundee, Lloyd and his wife Carol of Indiana, Elmon and his wife Ann of Kitchener, Marilyn and her husband Leonard Kilbey of Waterloo. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband, Gordon Bretz in 1963; two sisters, Mary Reist and Lorene Bickle; one brother, Leighton. Rested at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, Waterloo, where funeral service was held Friday. Interment Memory Gardens.

The Ayr News 3 Jul 1991 pg 13 
Rhea Mattie Shantz
 
27723 Passed away on Tuesday May 28, 2013 at his residence Nithview Community, New Hamburg. Robert was formerly of R.R. # 2 Baden and was born 90 years ago in Wilmot Township. He was the son of the late Manasseh & Louida (Cressman) Shantz. Beloved husband of the late Lena (Albrecht) Shantz who predeceased him April 29, 2010. Loving father of James & Sandra Shantz of Baden, Dennis & Ferne Shantz of Crosshill, Paul & Christine Shantz of New Hamburg. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Jonas, Leah, Colin and Nathan. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Ida & Lloyd Schwartzentruber, Helen Shantz, Mabel Shantz, Marie Shantz, Helen Shantz, Harry & Lucille Albrecht, George & Edith Albrecht, Ervin & Marjorie Albrecht, Eileen Woolner, Elenore Albrecht and many nieces and nephews. Robert was predeceased by sisters Etta & Lloyd Shantz, Esther & Aaron Enns, brothers Howard & Hilda Shantz, Wilfred & Selda Shantz, Nyal Shantz, Armand & Irene Shantz, Mahlon Shantz, Ion Shantz, Arley Shantz, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Selina & Enos Boshart, Clara & Alvin Schlegel, Verna & Carl Siemon, Lorne & Emma Albrecht, Emanuel & Laurene Albrecht, Armand Albrecht and Gordon Woolner. Robert was a member of Shantz Mennonite Church, Baden and was an avid member of the New Hamburg Lawn Bowling Club. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg on Friday May 31, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.. The funeral service will take place on Saturday June 1, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Shantz Mennonite Church, Baden with Pastor Don Penner officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee or the Canadian Cancer Society. We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to Nithview Community, our Shantz Church Family, to our friends and extended family for the care and compassion that you have shown to Robert and each of us. Online condolences and donation information available at www.markjutzifuneralhome.ca Robert C. Shantz
 
27724 CO of Former HLI, Robert Shantz Dies

PRESTON, Lt-Col Robert F. Shantz, 308 Dover St. N., Preston, died Monday, at Westminster Hospital, London, following, a lengthy illness. He was 64. Mr. Shantz was born in Preston and was affiliated with the; United Church. He joined the Highland Light Infantry of Canada when he was 18 years old. When war broke out in 1939, he was a major and chief recruiting officer for this district. He went overseas in 1941, and became commanding officer of the HLI in 1943, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel. He was invalided home in 1944, at which time he became; commanding officer of the Galt branch of the HLI. He held that position until 1946, when he was appointed postmaster of Preston. In 1956, he was forced to retire due to ill health. He was secretary-treasurer for 10 years of the Preston-Hespeler Rotary Club. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch for 35 years. He was president of the Postmasters Association for two years. Mr. Shantz was born in Preston and lived here all his life with the exception of his period of service overseas during the war. Surviving are his wife, the former Katherine Nolan, and four daughters; Mrs. Robert (Lexia) Hummel and Mrs. Denise (Mary) Debrusk, both of Preston; Mrs. Dean (Karen) Burgess of Galt and Cathy of Preston; one brother, Kenneth A. of Montreal; four sisters, Mrs. Frank (Margaret) McLatchy of Waterloo, Mrs. Edward (Dorothy) Aver of London, Mrs. Kenneth (Marie) Mills of Preston and Mrs. William (Ruth) Steurnagel of Florida and five grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers, Howard and Cyrus and one sister, Elizabeth. The body is at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, where service will be conducted, Thursday, at 2 p.m. Committal service will be in Preston Park Lawn Memorial chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 20 Jan 1970 pg 23 
Lt. Col. Robert Frederick Shantz
 
27725 SHANTZ, Robert Nelson

Peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Friday, July 17, 2009, at the age of 82. Loving and devoted husband of Sandra Shantz (nee Boyce). Cherished father of Tom (Sue) Shantz, Terry (Adam) Lippold, Kelley (John) Scime and Randy Murphy (Miran Turner). Special Grandfather of Brittany and Jessica Shantz, Tyler, Alyssa and Mason Lippold and Patrick and Ryan Chown. Forever remembered by his sister, Doris Young (Bob); his cousin, Rita Kimmel and his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his siblings, Floyd, Howard, Nelda, and Arlene. Robert was an employee with Imperial Tobacco (Guelph) for 36 years and was a volunteer with the Golden Opportunities Program in Cambridge, for 15 years. A memorial service to celebrate Robert's life will be held at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 810 King St., Cambridge (Preston), on Friday, July 24, 2009, at 7 p.m.

Waterloo Region Record 27 Jul 2009 
Robert Nelson Shantz
 
27726 SHANTZ, Robin R.

Of 522 West-minster Drive S., Cambridge, on Thursday, June 22, 1989, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of Estella Irvine; dear father of Richard of Vancouver, Ronald of Toronto and Malcolm of London, Ont. Lovingly remembered by six grandchildren; one brother, Douglas of Montreal and two sisters, Mrs. Lois Schrumm and Marjorie, Mrs. Desmond Singleton, both of Cambridge. Mr. Shantz was born in Toronto and came to Cambridge (P) in 1945. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church, the Preston Masonic Lodge, Cambridge Shrine Club, Preston Chapter of R.A.M. and the Royal Canadian Legion, Preston Branch No. 126. He served with the RCAF in the Second World War and was a former member of the Preston Board of Education and a Councilman of the first Cambridge Council. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Friday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, June 24, 1989. Interment Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 Jun 1989 pg A9 
Robin Roland Shantz
 
27727 SHANTZ, Robin R.

Of 522 West-minster Drive S., Cambridge, on Thursday, June 22, 1989, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of Estella Irvine; dear father of Richard of Vancouver, Ronald of Toronto and Malcolm of London, Ont. Lovingly remembered by six grandchildren; one brother, Douglas of Montreal and two sisters, Mrs. Lois Schrumm and Marjorie, Mrs. Desmond Singleton, both of Cambridge. Mr. Shantz was born in Toronto and came to Cambridge (P) in 1945. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church, the Preston Masonic Lodge, Cambridge Shrine Club, Preston Chapter of R.A.M. and the Royal Canadian Legion, Preston Branch No. 126. He served with the RCAF in the Second World War and was a former member of the Preston Board of Education and a Councilman of the first Cambridge Council. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Friday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, June 24, 1989. Interment Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 Jun 1989 pg A9 
Robin Roland Shantz
 
27728 SHANTZ, Ronald Bruce - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 18, 2009 at Winston Park Nursing Home surrounded by his loving family at the age of 64. Beloved husband of Linda Shantz. Loving father of Kelly. Predeceased by his parents, Bruce and Marjorie Shantz. Dear brother of Luanne DeJesus (Johnny), Ginny Moor and June Taylor (Ian). Son-in-law of Henry and Roma Rastel. Brother-in-law of Don Rastel (Michelle) and Wendy Sutherland (Jay). Dear uncle of Raul, Miranda, Jason, Shannon, Jenn, Sarah, Kathryn and great-uncle of Angelo and Tyson. Fondly remembered by his many friends. Ronald's family will receive relatives and friends from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, January 23, 2009 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467 and again on Saturday, January 24, 2009 from 11 a.m. until time of funeral service in the Chapel at 12:30 p.m. Reception to follow. Rev. Tom Watson officiating. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or to Sheffield United Church would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Special thanks to the staff at Winston Park Nursing Home and St. Mary's Hospital Fourth Floor. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Ronald's memorial.

Waterloo Region Record 19 Jan 2009 
Ronald Bruce Shantz
 
27729 SHANTZ, Russell S.

Peacefully, at Nithview Home, New Hamburg, on Wednesday, May 22, 1991, Russell Shantz, formerly of Hallman Road, Waterloo, age 93 years. Mr. Shantz farmed in Wilmot township and on Hallman Road in Waterloo for many years before retirement. He was a member of Lincoln Heights Missionary Church. Beloved husband of Edna (Schneider); loving father of Don and his wife Emma of Waterloo, Stewart and his wife Glenna of New Dundee, Grace and her husband Ken Rouse of Waterloo. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Cindy Graham, Karen Pike, Heather Cober, Kevin and Mark Shantz, Rebecca and Jonathon Rouse and four great-grandchildren. One sister, Violet (Mrs. Noah Herner) of Waterloo also survives. He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Lincoln and Lloyd; five sisters, Salena, Alfreta, Olive, Edna and Lyla. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 821 King St. W., Kitchener, this evening (Thursday), 7-9 p.m. and Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m., with Rev. Alan Shantz officiating. Interment Erb Street Mennonite cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 May 1991 pg A13 
Russell S. Shantz
 
27730 SHANTZ, Ruth Pauline - Passed away, peacefully on Monday, February 12, 2007, at Nithview Home, New Hamburg in her 85th year. Ruth, beloved sister of Marguerite (Cameron) Toman and John Shantz; loving aunt to Donna (Paul) Zarnke, Keith (Helen) Toman, Bruce (Annie) Toman and Carol (Bruce) Vanwyck. She will be fondly remembered by many great-nieces and nephews and all those who knew her. Predeceased by her parents, Laura and Claude Shantz; her sister Betty Shantz; her brother Donald Shantz and her sister-in-law, Janine Shantz. Ruth was for many years an organist at Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church, as well as an accomplished piano teacher. For the last six years Ruth resided at Nithview Home. Friends will be received at the Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church, 1531 Bridge Street, New Dundee, on Wednesday, February 14, 2007, from 6 until 9 p.m.. Funeral service will be held at the Church the following morning at 11 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Emmanuel Bible College, Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church or Nithview Community Palliative Care, New Hamburg would be appreciated by the family and can be made by contacting the funeral home at 519-743-8900. Share memories of Ruth online at www.mem.com.1a

1aThe Record 14 Feb 2007 
Ruth Pauline Shantz
 
27731 Snyder, Sabina, daughter of Aaron and Leah (Snyder) Shantz, was born near Waterloo, Ont., Oct. 31, 1879; died at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Galt, Ont., Dec 7 1964; aged 85 y. 1 m. 6 d. On Oct. 15, 1929, she was married to Urias S. Snyder, who died in February 1956. In January, 1964. she moved to the Fairview Mennonite Home, Preston Ont. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Erb Street Church, in charge of J. B. Martin and Milton Schwartzentruber.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LVIII, Number 2 - January 12, 1965 - pages 46, 47 
Sabina Shantz
 
27732 Cressman, Salena, daughter of Herman and Sarah (Schmitt) Shantz, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont. Aug. 12, 1891; died at Cambridge, Ont., Jan. 31, 1981; aged 89 y. She was married to Jacob Cressman, who died in 1978. Surviving are 3 sons (Marvin, Walter, and Glen), 5 daughters (Olive-Mrs. Clayton Wilbelm, Erlene-Mrs. Melvin Burkhardt, Marcella-Mrs. Leland Siebert, Verneda-Mrs. Gerald Smith and Mrs. Kathleen Fast), 21 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one brother (Russel Shantz), and 3 sisters (Olive Shantz, Mrs. Edna Habel and Violet-Mrs. Noah Herner). She was a member of Erb Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 3, in charge of Wilmer Martin; interment in Nith Valley Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 74, Number 9 - March 3, 1981 page 182 
Salena Shantz
 
27733 Shantz, Salina S., daughter of Wendell and Mary Ann (Shantz) Shantz, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., April 11, 1886; died May 19, 1962; aged 76 y. 1 m. 8 d. Surviving are 3 brothers (David, Manasseh, and Jeremiah) and one sister (Florence). She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont., where funeral services were held May 22, in charge of Edgar Metzler.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LV, Number 25 - June 19, 1962 - page 575. 
Salina S. Shantz
 
27734 Mrs. Samantha Schiedel

Taken to Toronto General Hospital two months ago, where she under-went two operations, Mrs. Samantha Schiedel of Breslau, passed away there on Jan, 30 in her 66th year. Mrs. Schiedel was the relict of the late Jacob M. Schiedel, who passed a was 15 years ago. She was born at Shantz Station, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Abram C. Shantz and attended the Breslau M.B.C. Mennonite Church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Orville H. Mader, Breslau, two sons, Roy and Nelson, Breslau, and 19 grandchildren. Four brothers, Nelson and Irvine Shantz, Kitchener, Joseph and Abram, Breslau, and four sisters, Mrs. John Shiry, Kitchener, Mrs. Joel Gole, Richan, Ont., Mrs. Daniel Brox, Spruce Grove, Alta., and Mrs. Peter Martin, R.R. 3, Kitchener, also survive. The funeral was held Sunday from the home at 2 o'clock and thence to Cressman Mennonite Church followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.

The Waterloo Chronicle 6 Feb 1936 pg 5 
Samantha Shantz
 
27735 Samuel Shantz, "was born January 16th, 1811. On March 28th, 1830, he was married to Susannah Erb who was born November 13th, 1810, and died October 7th, 1844. On March 25th 1845, he was again married to Rebecca Rudy who was born October 29th, 1825. Although deprived of first class school privileges and his time devoted to constant labor on his father's farm, his desire for information made him seek opportunities for acquiring knowledge. This, added to his natural abilities, gave Mr. Shantz great success in acquiring information on all topics. His stock of knowledge and experience made him a wise counsellor and a judicious adviser; and on may occasions, both in public and private interests, his counsel was sought and obtained. After his first marriage he took charge of his own farm, about three miles west of Berlin, and commenced clearing away the huge forest and erected the necessary buildings thereon. In due time he was the possessor of one of the finest farms on the Petersburg Road. Here he resided until his death which took place January 18th, 1895. His family consisted of twenty-two children, ten of whom were born unto his first wife"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Samuel Shantz
 
27736 Samuel E. Shantz, "was born February 16th, 1859. On October 5th, 1880, he was married to Lucinda Shoemaker who was born August 9th, 1861. They reside on part of his father's homestead where he is engaged in farming. To them are born three children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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S. E. SHANTZ is a native of the County of Waterloo, where he was educated and has since been engaged in farming. He was elected township councillor in 1901, which office he has held continually ever since. Mr. Shantz was a member of the board of health of the township of Waterloo for five years.2a

2aChronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906 (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Chronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 1906)pg 32 
Samuel E. Shantz
 
27737 Samuel E. Shantz, M. D., "was born June 11th, 1836. His boyhood days were spent on the farm and when up in his teens he was clerking in Mr. Daniel Snyder's store, Waterloo. Leaning more towards a professional life, he gave up the mercantile calling and attended the university where he in due time graduated as an M. D. He practised in St. Peter, Minnesota, U. S ., where he had received a high position from the state government. His death took place August 22nd, 1868. On May 21st, 1868, he was married to Louisa Graham. To them was born one child"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Dr. Samuel E. Shantz
 
27738 Samuel P. Shantz

By Record Correspondent PRESTON — Samuel Preston Shantz, 68, local industrialist, died suddenly in his sleep at his home, 407 Queen St., of a heart attack early this morning. While suffering from a heart condition for the past seven years, the late Mr. Shantz had continued active in his industrial responsibilities and in his civic and other interests. The deceased was born in Preston, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Erb Shantz. His father was the founder of the business which operates under his name and which Samuel Shantz was manager at the time of his death. Residing in Preston until 24 years of age, the late Mr. Shantz was in the customs department at Kitchener for a time, and then for periods was associated with the former Galt Reformer and the Toronto Daily Star. For a number of years he was engaged with the British Dominion Emigration Society in Toronto. Prior to returning to Preston In 1940 he organized the scenic motor coach tours in Toronto and managed that enterprise. He became associated with the family industrial business, the P. E. Shantz Foundry, and since the death of his brother, Cyrus, in 1944, was manager of the concern. A life member of the Century Club, Toronto, the late Mr. Shantz was twice president of that club. He was a member of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association and the Grand River Industrial Accident Prevention Association. A member of St. Paul's United church, Preston, and Trinity United and Yonge Street United Churches while in Toronto. Mr. Shantz was keenly interested in civic affairs of Preston, since his return to the community 12, years ago. He was active at the time of Preston's Old Boys' Reunion and Jubilee in 1949, and was a keen promoter for organized commemoration of the municipality's 100th anniversary of incorporation this year. Surviving are his wife, Annie Bowman; three sons, Robin and Arnold Shantz, Preston, and Douglas Shantz, Montreal; two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Lois) Schrumm, Preston, and Marjorie, Hamilton; two sisters, Miss Minnie B. Shantz of San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. Leon Archibald of Minneapolis. Eight grandchildren also survive. The body is resting at the Stager-Pass Ltd. funeral home until Wednesday at 1 p.m., then at the St. Paul's United Church for service at 2:30. Interment will be in Preston Cemetery,

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 Dec 1952 pg 5 
Samuel Preston Shantz
 
27739 Samuel Y. Shantz, "was born January 15th, 1825. On March 11th, 1845, he was married to Esther Erb who was born April 6th, 1827. Soon after their marriage they moved on the farm where now is what is known as Shantz Station (Shantz Station was named after Mr. Shantz and was situated near where his farm buildings were located. The station was burnt many years ago but the place still goes by that name), where they resided until the Grand Trunk Railroad was built when he sold his farm to the company and moved to North Dumfries Township, not far from Blair, where he purchased a large farm. Here he resided until some twenty years ago when he purchased the farm (This farm belonged to Jacob M. Clemens, generally known as "Bachelor Jacob", and after his decease it was sold and Mr. Shantz purchased it), on which he now resides. It is about two and one-half miles south-west of Berlin. To them was born a large family"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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SHANTZ - Samuel Y. Shantz, son of Jacob and Mary (Yost) Shantz who moved from Montgomery Co., Pa., to Canada in 1810, was born Jan. 15, 1825. On the 11th of March, 1845, he was married to Esther Erb who survives him. This union was blessed with eight sons and five daughters of whom two daughters have passed away. Bro. Shantz united with the Mennonite Church in his youth and was a faithful member until his death. He was widely known and hightly esteemed, and his liberality and wise counsel were much appreciated. He had been a sufferer for several yeaars and was confined to the house for several months. On the 9th of May he was afflicted with a stroke of paralysis to which he succumbed on the 15th having attained the age of 75 ys. and 4 ms. The funeral was held on the 17th from his late residence two miles south-west of Berlin, where the burial took place. The funeral was largely attended. Services by E.S. Hallman from 2 Cor. 5:1 and Noah Stauffer from Heb. 11:10. May God comfort the bereaved family.2a

2aHERALD OF TRUTH, Vol. XXXVII, No. 11, June 1, 1900, pages 174, 175 
Samuel Y. Shantz
 
27740 Sarah Shantz, "was born November 12th, 1829. In 1850 she was married to J. W. Bowman who was born December 7th, 1823."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Shantz
 
27741 Sarah Shantz (Sallie), "was born January 21st, 1816, and died October 18, 1881. On January 28th, 1834, she was married to Joseph E. Schneider." 1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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SCHNEIDER. - Oct. 17th in Berlin, Ont., widow of Joseph E Schneider, of a tumor in the body, aged 65 years, 8 months and 6 days. Buried at Christian Ebys burying-ground.2a

2aHerald of Truth - Volume XIX, Number 2 - January 15, 1882 - page 29,30 
Sarah "Sallie" Shantz
 
27742 Sarah Shantz, "was born January 3rd, 1841. She was married to Samuel Myers and died at Langdon, North Dakota, April 30th, 1894."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Sarah "Sally" Shantz
 
27743 Sarah B. Shantz, "the eldest daughter of second wife, was born October 19th, 1845. She was first married to Alexander McKie October 29th, 1867. After his death she was married to Evert Farmer, March 20, 1876."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Sarah B. Shantz
 
27744 Sarah D. Shantz, " was born June 3rd, 1853. She is married to Isaac C. Shantz, a farmer."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Shantz. - Sarah Shantz was born in Wilmot Twp., Ontario, June 3, 1853; died at her home in Breslau, Ont., Dec. 20, 1921; aged 68 y. 6 m. 17 d. On Feb. 28, 1875, she was united in marriage to Isaac C. Shantz. To this union were born eight children, four (Sarah, Herman, Viney, and Laura) preceding her in death and four (Edwin, Luanna, Mary and Edith), with her husband and ten grandchildren, are left to mourn her departure. Sister Shantz united with the Mennonite Church in her girlhood days and remained a consistent member until death claimed her. The last few weeks of her life were spent in intense suffering, but through it all her continual desire was to bear it faithfully and uncomplainingly until she could go home. The funeral services were held at the Breslau Mennonite Church on Dec. 23, 1921, and were conducted by Brethren Jonas Snider and U. K. Weber.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XIV, Number 40 - January 5, 1922 - page 783 
Sarah D. Shantz
 
27745 Sarah Eleno B. Shantz, "was born August 17, 1844. On July 4th, 1872, she was married to Christian Beischinger. She died July 29th, 1877."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Eleno B. Shantz
 
27746 Sarah K. Shantz, "was born April 1st, 1854. She was married to Henry S. Snider. They resided at Bloomindale where she died April 10th, 1878."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Sarah K. Shantz
 
27747 Sarah L. Shantz, "was born August 5th, 1848. She was married to R. W. Brown, May 27th, 1866."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Sarah L. Shantz
 
27748 Sarah S. Shantz, "was born December 12th, 1839. On September 19th, 1872, she was married to W. K. Lucas."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Sarah S. Shantz
 
27749 Shantz.- Seleda, daughter of William and Veronica Shantz, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Aug. 2, 1901; died at her home in Kitchener, Ont., Mar. 13, 1988; aged 86 y. Surviving is one brother (Orville Shantz). She was preceded in death by one brother (Oliver) and one sister (Marianne Snider). She was a member of First Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Ratz-Bechtel Chapel, in charge of Glenn Brubacher; interment in Erb Street Mennonite Cemetery1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 81, Number 15 -April 12, 1988, pages 260, 262 
Seleda Shantz
 
27750 Shantz, Selina, daughter of Amos and Esther (Cressman) Shantz, was born March 22, 1877, in Wilmot Twp., Ont.; died at Kitchener, Ont., Dec. 11, 1958, after a lengthy illness; aged 81 y. 8m. 19 d. On Dec. 12, 1900, she was married to Herbert Shantz, who died Feb. 28, 1955. Surviving are 4 daughters (Orpha-Mrs. Vernon Woolner, Lona-Mrs. Joseph Martin, Erma-Mrs. Stanley Snider, and Wilma-Mrs. Martin Horst), 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Maggie, Barbara, and Elminda Shantz). Preceding her in death were 5 brothers and 2 sisters. She was a member of the Erb Street Church, Waterloo, Ont., where services were held, in charge of Wilfred Ulrich and J. B. Martin.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LII, Number 2 - January 13, 1959, page 46 
Selina Shantz
 
27751 Eby.- Serena Lydia Shantz, 87, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Oct. 4, 1905, Waterloo Twp., Ont., to Daniel and Suzanna Groh Shantz. Died: June 6, 1993, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors-children: David, Richard, Gladys Ranger; 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Clayton Eby (husband) and Hazel (daughter). Funeral: June 8, Preston Mennonite Church, by Amzie Brubacher. Burial: Hagey Cemetery1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 26 - June 29, 1993, pages 16, 17 
Serena Lydia Shantz
 
27752 Shantz, Simeon N., son of Daniel and Mary (Nahrgang) Shantz, was born near Kitchener, Ont., Mar. 1, 1886; died at the Fairview Mennonite Home, Preston, Ont., May 5, 1973; aged 87 y. 2 m. 4 d. On Jan. 24, 1912, he was married to Celina Cressman, who preceded him in death in 1963. Surviving are 5 daughters (Irene Mrs. Orton Koch, Mary Mrs. Horace Cressman, Edna Mrs. Harold Shenk, Ferne Mrs. Merle Yoder, and Audrey Mrs. John Feicht), 21 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Clara McKenzie). He was a member of the Geiger Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 8, in charge of Stanley D. Shantz and Moses H. Roth; interment in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 66, Number 22 - May 29, 1973 page 462 
Simeon N. Shantz
 
27753 Simon R. Shantz, "was born April 28th, 1871. He is married to Lydia Ann Knorr. They reside on part of the old homestead where he is engaged in farming. They have one child"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Simon R. Shantz
 
27754 Simon S. Shantz, "was born October 8th, 1856. He is married to Caroline, daughter of Peter and Catharine (Nahrgang) Christner. They reside on his father's farm near Haysville, Ontario. To them are born three children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Simon S. Shantz
 
27755 Simon Shantz, "was born May 15th, 1818. On March 4th, 1845, he was married to Judith, daughter of Daniel and Susannah (Kenzie) Stauffer. She was born August 1st, 1825, and died January 26th, 1862. He died December 13th, 1893. They resided in Wilmot Township, near Baden. Their family consisted of nine children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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SHANTZ.-In Wilmot, Ont., on the 14th of December, 1893, Simon Shantz. He was born May 15th, 1818, and arrived at the ripe old age of 75 years, 6 months and 29 days. In 1845 he was married to Judith Stauffer, whom he survived nearly 32 years. He was the father of 4 sons and 5 daughters, of whom 3 daughters preceded him. His funeral, which was largely attended, took place on the 17th of December. Buried in Geiger's cemetery. Funeral services by Moses S. Bowman in German from 2 Cor. 4:17,18 and 5:1, and Daniel Wismer in English from Philippians 1:21. His friends mourn not as those who have no hope.2a

2aHERALD OF TRUTH , Vol. XXXI, No. 2, January 15, 1894 - pp 29,30,31 
Simon S. Shantz
 
27756 Solomon Shantz, "was born May 31st, 1852. He was married, February 6th, 1877, to Mary Ann Hostetler who was born May 20th, 1856. They reside near Haysville, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Sudden Death of Waterloo County Farmers

The sudden deaths of two well known Waterloo County farmers occurred on Friday, when Solomon Shantz, a Wilmot Township man living about a mile south of Wilmot Centre dropped dead while hitching up his horse. He had been quite well. He suffered an attack of heart failure.
The deceased was 65 years of age. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 from the residence to Geiger's church and cemetery.2a


2aObituary - New Hamburg Independent, December 2, 1915 
Solomon Shantz
 
27757 Shantz, Stanley, son of Addison and Priscella (Devitt) Shantz, was born in Guernsey, Sask., May 23, 1914; died at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Mar. 1, 1990; aged 75. He was married to Fern Burkhart, who died in 1979. On Apr. 6, 1985, he was married to Kathryn Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Calvin, Nelson, and Melvin), one daughter (Elinor Gingerich), 6 grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Arnold and Lyle). He was ordained to the ministry and served the following congregations: Sharon, Holyrood, Baden-Geiger, and First Mennonite in Vineland. He also served as interim pastor for a number of congregations. He was a member of Wilmot Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 3, in charge of Jean Goulet; spring interment in the church cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 83, Number 15 - April 10, 1990 - page 262 
Rev. Stanley Shantz
 
27758 STANLEY SHANTZ 1920 - 2009 Went to be with his Lord on Friday, January 2, 2009 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 89th year. Loving husband of Eral (nee Cressman). Devoted father of Jeanne Leis, Lois Broda (Tom), Ross Shantz (Jean) and Larry Shantz (Cindy). Step-father to Paul Brubacher (Marilyn), Elizabeth Setzkorn (Claude) and Margaret Griffin (Dan). Stanley had nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, Jennifer Shahi (Arsalan) and their children Dustin and Cameron, Jody Broda (Dana Fewkes), Tim Broda (Amy) and their children Kaylynn and Natalie, Brent Shantz and his son Darien, Laura Shantz, Kristie Fontaine (Herb), Jason Shantz (Kayla) and their children Alexis and Zoey, Amber Shantz and Carlie Shantz; as well as nine step-grandchildren, Jonathan, Danielle, Charlotte (Travis), Rebecca, Matthew, Andrew, Sonya, Loni and Bronwyn. Stanley was Canadian grandpa to Rahim and Narges Atabakhsh and their daughter Maral, and Nader and Pegah Fathi and their children Kiara and Kasra. Survived by his sister, Ilene Burkhardt; sisters-in-law, Alice Wideman, Mabel Stott (George), Margaret Dettweiler (Harold), Florence Karcher (Don) and Florence Krieder (Roy). Predeceased by his first wife, Doris (nee Hachborn) in 1991; his son-in-law, Ralph Leis in 1998; his parents, David Shantz and Salome (nee Schmitt); brothers, Lorne Shantz (Ada) and Walter Shantz (Lydia); brother-in-law, Gordon Burkhardt and two step-children, James and Charlotte in infancy. Visitation was held at Fairview Mennonite Home, 515 Langs Dr., Cambridge on Sunday, January 4 from 2-4 p.m. Visitation will continue at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Monday, January 5 (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, 1310 King St., St. Jacobs on Tuesday, January 6, 2009, at 11 a.m., the Revs. Mark Diller Harder and Claire Osinkosky officiating. Reception will follow the service in the Church Hall. Interment in Shantz Mennonite Cemetery. Donations in Stanley's memory may be made to Mennonite Central Committee or Fairview Mennonite Home and can be arranged through the funeral home, www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445. In living memory of Stanley, a donation will be made to the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 5 Jan 2009 
Stanley S. Shantz
 
27759 Stauffer S. Shantz, "was born January 24th, 1862. He is married to Maggie Snyder. They reside near Baden where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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partial obituary

"(Baden) Ill for the past year, Stauffer S. Shantz, 76, of Baden, died at his late residence Sat. Deceased was born in Wilmot Tp. on Jan. 24, 1862, a s/o David Y. Shantz and Barbara Stauffer. His first wife, Maggie Snyder, predeceased him 7 years ago. He was later married to Alberta Bowman. Surviving are his widow, two brothers, David S. of Waterloo and Herman S.of Baden..."2a

2aKitchener Daily Record 3 Jan 1939

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Shantz -- Stauffer L Shantz, of Baden, Ont., son of the late David Y. and Barbara (Stauffer) Shantz was born Jan. 24, 1862; died after a lingering illness, Dec. 31, 1938; aged 76 y. 11 m. 7 d. On March 6, 1894, he was married to Magdalena Snyder of Natchez. On Feb. 9, 1932, his beloved wife passed away. On Oct. 2, 1935, he was again married to Mrs. Alberta Bowman of Kitchener, who survives to mourn his departure; also 2 brothers (David S., of Waterloo and Herman S., of Wilmot), and a host of relatives and friends. During his illness he was baptized and we trust he is resting in peace. Funeral services were conducted Jan. 3 at the Shantz Church by E. O. Seymour, pastor of Trinity United Church, Kitchener, assisted by Bishop Manassah Hallman. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.3a

3aGospel Herald January 19, 1939 - Vol. XXXI, No.42 - pages 902, 903, 904 
Stauffer S. Shantz
 
27760 Susan S. Shantz, "was born April 8th, 1844. On October 2nd, 1884, she was married to John Atcheson."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susan S. Shantz
 
27761 MILLER, Susanna, daughter of Solomon and Mary Ann (Hostetler) Shantz, was born at Baden, Ont., Aug. 23, 1897; died at Millersburg, Ohio, May 27, 1966; aged 68 y. 9 m. 4 d. On March 24, 1920, she was married to D. Frank Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 5 daughters (Mrs. Roy Burkey, Mrs. James Crissey, Mrs. Max McClelland, Mrs. Sheldon Schmucker, and Mrs. Merwyn Litwiller), 24 grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Titus Kolb). She was a member of the Millersburg Church. Funeral services were held at the Martin's Creek Church, May 30, with Paul Lantz and Roman Stutzman officiating1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume LIX, Number 29 - July 26, 1966, pages 666 - 667 
Susannah Shantz
 
27762 Susannah Shantz, "the second daughter, was born February 15th, 1861. On October 20th, 1891, she was married to Henry B. Eby. They reside in the town of Berlin and have a family of one son"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Eby.-Susannah, daughter of the late Moses and Susannah Shantz and widow of the late Henry B. Eby, was born on the old homestead north of Waterloo, Ont., Feb. 15, 1861; died at the home of her son (Edwin S. Eby) on Sunday, Oct. 18, 1936; aged 75 y. 8 m. 3 d. She passed away rather suddenly from an attack of pneumonia following a week's illness. She is survived by 3 sons (Oliver of Guernsey, Sask.; Edwin S. and Irvin S. of Kitchener), 4 daughters (Mrs. Edwin Bowman of Guernsey, Sask.; Mrs. Gordon Weber and Florence, Kitchener; Ella, R. N., of Woodstock), and 17 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. She is also survived by 3 sisters (Mrs. Christian Brubacher and Mrs. Frank Shuh of Waterloo, Mrs. Benj. Horst of Breslau) and 4 brothers (Menno of Kitchener; Aaron, Amos, and Allen of Waterloo). She was predeceased by Mrs. Henry Groff, Minnesota; Mrs. David Hoffer, Elmira; Tilman Shantz, and Frank Shantz of Waterloo. She was a faithful member of the Sterling Avenue Mennonite Church. The funeral was held from the home of her son (Edwin Eby), thence to the Sterling Ave. Menn. Church, Kitchener. Services were conducted by U. K. Weber, pastor of the church. Interment in the First Mennonite Cemetery.

"In our hearts her memory lingers,
And we know 'tis vain to weep;
Tears of love can never wake her
From her quiet peaceful sleep."\i02a

2aGospel Herald, November 26, 1936 - Vol. XXIX, No.35 - page 750, 751
 
Susannah Shantz
 
27763 Susannah Shantz, "was born April 21st, 1836. On August 18th, 1856, she was married to William Roach. They reside at Teeswater, Ontario, where he is engaged as a wage-earner. To them were born the following children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Shantz
 
27764 Susannah Shantz, "was born April 8th, 1846. She is unmarried and resides with her brother on the old homestead."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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SNIDER. SUSANNAH, daughter of the late Simon SHANTZ, and widow of the late Solomon Snider, was born Apr. 6, 1846; died in Waterloo Co., Ont., at the home of Oliver D. Snider, Dec. 30, 1932; aged 86 y. 8 m. 22 d. She was married to Solomon Snider in October, 1897, who predeceased her 3 years ago, 1 daughter Angeline (Mrs. Jacob Musselman) also predeceased her. She leaves 4 children (Mrs. Alvin Shantz, Addison and Oliver of Elmira, and Irvin of Guernsey, Sask.), 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren by her foster family relation. The funeral took place from the home of Oliver D. Snider to Elmira Mennonite Church for services where she was a faithful member. Burial in adjoining cemetery. Services were conducted by Bishops Jonas Snider and Moses Brubacher. Texts, Job 14:14 and Prov. 4:18.2a

2aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume XXV, Number 44 - January 26, 1933 page 926,927 
Susannah Shantz
 
27765 Susannah Shantz, "was born August 12th, 1854. On September 20th, 1874, she was married to Jacob B. Snider."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Shantz
 
27766 Susannah Shantz, "was born August 26th, 1850. On March 3rd, 1872, she was married to Noah Weber who died March 19th, 1880, leaving no family. The widow has her home in Berlin with one of her sisters."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Shantz
 
27767 Susannah Shantz, "was born January 24th, 1807. She was married to Samuel Martin and died in Woolwich Township, May 16th, 1881."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Shantz
 
27768 Susannah Shantz, "was born July 8th, 1850. On October 2nd, 1877, she was married to Noah S. Bean, a farmer. They reside near Haysville, Ontario. To them were born six children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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partial obitaury

"The death of Mrs. Susan Schafer, 86, occurred at her residence, 79 Brubacher street, last evening. She had been ill only a few days. Deceased was born in Wilmot Tp. on July 6, 1850, a d/o the late Joseph Y.Shantz and wife, the late Elizabeth Stauffer. She was a member of Bethany Mennonite Church and of the Mission Circle. Deceased was twice married,in 1877 to the late Noah Bean, and in 1912 to the late John Schafer, who died in 1908 and 1923 respectively. Mrs. Schafer is survived by two sons and four daughters, Simon Bean, Ceylon, Sask., Warren Bean, New Dundee, Mrs. William Crosley, Woolseley, Sask., Mrs. Earl Drewery, Stouffville, Miss Elizabeth Bean and Miss Sue Bean of Kitchener. There also are three sisters, Mrs. Dan Cressman, Mrs. Ezra Cressman and Mrs. Moses Cressman, all of Wilmot Tp....Woodland Cemetery...")2a

2aThe Daily Record 25 Feb 1937 
Susannah Shantz
 
27769 Susannah Shantz, "was born June 2nd, 1831. On November 19th, 1850, she was married to Elias Martin. They reside on old Daniel Good's place near the Martin Mennonite Meeting House."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby
 
Susannah Shantz
 
27770 Susannah Shantz, "was born March 4th, 1863. She was married to Samuel M. Weber, March 8th, 1881. They reside near Floradale, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Shantz
 
27771 Susannah Shantz, "was born March 7th, 1824. On October 7th, 1862, she was married to Daniel Köhler, a farmer. They resided in Wilmot Township where she died February 26th, 1864, leaving one child named Magdalena, born February 26th, 1864, and died the same day."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Shantz
 
27772 Susannah Shantz, "was born March 8th, 1847. She was married to David Devitt. They resided near Port Elgin, Ontario, where she died October 28th, 1886."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Shantz
 
27773 Susannah Shantz, "was married to Abraham Wenger. Their descendants are in Montgomery and Chester Counties, Pennsylvania."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Shantz
 
27774 Susannah Shantz, "was born March 25th, 1856. She was married to Dilman G. Moyer and resided near Bridgeport, Ontario, where she died August 25th, 1881, leaving two children, .."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susannah B. Shantz
 
27775 Susannah Shantz, "was born August 2nd, 1861. On January 2nd, 1883, she was married to John H. Schmidt who was born July 1st, 1858."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Early this morning there passed away, after a long and painful illness, Susannah C. Shantz, wife of John H. Schmidt, Woolwich. Deceased was born August 2nd, 1861, and married January 2nd, 1888. To Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt were born ten children, of whom six died in infancy. Her husband, three sons, Josiah, Manassa and John, and one daughter, Laura also one grandchild survive. They have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement. The funeral will be held on Sunday morning at 9 o'clock. Service in St. James Church before burial.1a

1aElmira Signet Dec 6 1917 
Susannah C. Shantz
 
27776 Susannah Shantz, "was born April 5th, 1862. She is unmarried and resides with her parents."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Bowman. --- Susanna E., daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Y. Shantz, was born in North Dumfries, April 5, 1862; died suddenly at her home in Kitchener, Ont.; aged 82 y. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church. Her husband, Moses C. Bowman, passed away April 28, 1933. Surviving are 4 sons (Alvah S. and Edwin S., Guernsey, Sask.; Henry S. and Moses S., of Kitchener), one daughter (Melinda, of Kitchener), 2 brothers (Daniel, of Kitchener, and Franklin, Wenatchee, Wash.), and 15 grandchildren. Four sisters and six brothers predeceased her. She was a faithful Christian and a real helpmeet in a pastor's responsibility. She was known for her kindliness and hospitality. She will be greatly missed in the church, city, and community, as well as by the family. Funeral services were in charge of the pastor, C. F. Derstine. Text, Num. 23:10 - "The Victorious End of the Righteous." The brethren S. F. Coffman, M. Hallman, ad Merle Shantz spoke tributes to the departed.2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXVII, No . 49 - March 9, 1945 - pages 1006, 1007 
Susannah E. Shantz
 
27777 Susannah (Shantz) Snyder was born Aug. 14, 1874. She united in holy matrimony with Urias Snyder of Waterloo, Ont., in 1898. This union was blest with one son. In 1904 she with her husband were converted and united with the Mennonite Church at Waterloo. She was of a quiet and unassuming disposition, and was always faithful to her Lord, till He called her home. Her departure was a shock to the community, as she was in ordinary health till the evening of Jan. 6, when she complained a little but not seriously, went to sleep, and next morning was found lifeless in bed, seemingly without a struggle. She died at her home near Waterloo, Jan. 7, in her 54th year; thus proving the frailty of man and the importance to be ready. She leaves her sorrowing husband, 1 son (Lorne) her aged father (Levi Shantz), 2 sisters, 2 brothers, and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the Waterloo Church by Bro. Jonas Snider (Text, Amos 4:12), assisted by Brethren Noah Hunsberger and Howard Stevanus. May the abiding Comforter be with the bereaved family.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XX, Number 43 - January 26, 1928 - pp 942-944 
Susannah R. Shantz
 
27778 Shantz, Sylvanus A., died at the K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Sept. 12, 1973; aged 72 y. He was married to Catherine Hintz, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Carl*, Allan, Eldon, and Leonard), 2 daughters (Eleanor and Florence-Mrs. James Rothwell), 24 grand children, 2 brothers (Ivan and Lloyd), and one sister (Serena-Mrs. Clayton Eby). He was a member of the First Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Sept. 14; interment in the Hagey Mennonite Cemetery, Preston, Ont.

Paper Unknown


* Carl was adopted by Sylvanus and Catherine, biological son of David & Judith (Hoffman) Hintz. Catherine was a half aunt to Carl - also know as Carl Menno. 
Sylvanus Anthony Shantz
 
27779 Shantz. - Sylvia Edna, second child of Bro. Norman and Elmina Shantz, was born near Berlin, Ont., Aug: 4, 1911; died near Freeport, Ont., Jan. 30, 1915, of lymphatic lacemia; aged 3 y. 5 m. 26 d. Funeral on Feb. 2 at the Berlin Mennonite Church. Services were conducted by Bro. Absalom Snider and Bro. Noah Stauffer.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 48 - February 25, 1915 - pages 775, 776  
Sylvia Edna Shantz
 
27780 Miss Sylvia Shantz

Miss Sylvia Shantz, 64, of 15 Bingeman St., died suddenly yesterday at her home. Born June 16, 1887, at Kitchener, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Abram M. Shantz. She was a dressmaker. Surviving is one sister, Mrs. Gordon (Grace) Braun, Kitchener. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home with burial in First Mennonite Cemetery. Rev. C. N. Good will officiate. The body is resting at the funeral home.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 15 Oct 1951 pg 5 
Sylvia P. Shantz
 
27781 Tilman Shantz, "was born January 8th, 1850. On March 20, 1871, he was married to Esther, daughter of Benjamin and Magdalena (Shantz) Snyder. After their marriage they moved on the farm now possessed by his brother Aaron S. Shantz. Here they remained for one year, then, on March 6th, 1872, they moved to Maryborough Township, Wellington County, 4th Concession, near Wallace line. Here they resided until March 6th, 1875, when they moved on the farm they now possess, north-east quarter of lot No. 9, German Company's Tract, about three miles north of the town of Waterloo where he is engaged as a farmer and breeder of thoroughbred stock. He has been councillor for two years, 1884-5, deputy reeve for six years, 1886-91, and reeve for the year 1892. He always takes an active part in political matters and strongly advocates the platform taken by the Liberals of this province. His family consists of nine children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Tilman S. Shantz
 
27782 Shantz, Titus M. , son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Shantz, was born in Waterloo Twp. , Ont. , May 17, 1881; died at the St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Feb. 1, 1964; aged 82 y. 8 m. 15 d. He was married to Mary Ann Detweiler, who died in 1942. Later he was married to Abbie Detweiler. Surviving are 3 sons (Melvin F. , and E. Clare), one daughter (Anna - Mrs. Elton Cressman), 2 brothers (Norman and Amsey), and one sister (Mrs. Mary Ann Martin), and 4 grandchildren. One son died in infancy. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 4, in charge of Robert Johnson.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LVII, Number 8 - March 3, 1964, Page 190, 191 
Titus Shantz
 
27783 Urias was married according to his death registration. Dr. Urias Bowman Shantz
 
27784 Martin, Velina, daughter of Jesse and Magdelena (Martin) Shantz, was born in Waterloo, Ont., Sept. 19, 1897; died at Waterloo, Ont., Jan. 14, 1975; aged 77 y. On Mar. 3, 1920, she was married to Eden Martin, who preceded her in death on Mar. 14, 1966. Surviving are 2 sons (Mervin and Clare), 2 daughters (Erma - Mrs. Ward Shantz, and Vera - Mrs. George Weber), 13 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Joseph and Jesse). She was a member of Erb St. Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 16, in charge of Galen Johns; interment in Erb St. Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. 68, No. 6 -- February 11, 1975 - p. 105, 106  
Velina Shantz
 
27785 Shantz.-Valina, only daughter of Bro. and Sister Eli Shantz, was born near Kitchener, Ont., Oct. 23, 1880; she had been ailing for some time and during the month of August went through an operation, after which she seemed to improve for a time but afterwards gradually went backwards until death claimed her on Oct. 27, her age being 43 y. 4 d. About 18 years ago Sister Valina accepted her Savior, joined with the Mennonite Church and lived a consistent life. She had one brother who died about 27 years ago. Bro.. and Sister Shantz have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in the loss of their only living child. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Oct. 31, by the brethren, U. K. Weber and Jonas Snider. Texts, Jno. 5:39, 40 and Jno. 1:12.1a

1aGospel Herald Volume XVI, Number 33 - November 15, 1923 - pp. 684, 685

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Died At Kitchener, Ontario, Saturday, October 27th 1923 Velina Shantz Beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Shantz Aged 41 years and 4 days Funeral Will take place from the home of her parents, Frederick Street Limits, on Wednesday, Oct. 31st, at 1. 30 p. m., to the First Mennonite Church for services, thence to Mennonite cemetery for interment. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.2a

2aFuneral Card 
Velina Shantz
 
27786 Velina Shantz, "was born March 6th, 1875. She is unmarried and has her home with her father."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Velina Shantz
 
27787 Snider, Velma, died at the Kitchener-Waterloo (Ont.) Hospital on Oct. 11, 1975; aged 71 y. She was married to Earl Snider, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Karl and Bruce), 3 daughters (Mae - Mrs. Russel Cober, Mary - Mrs. Kenneth Martin, and Martha - Mrs. James Arndt), 14 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Veloras Shantz and Mrs. Vietta Gerber), and one brother (Bert Rogers). She was preceded in death by 2 sisters. She was a member of First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 14, in charge of Robert N. Johnson; interment in First Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. 68, No. 43 - November 4, 1975, p. 806 
Velma Shantz
 
27788 Shantz, Verle - Following a courageous battle with cancer, with his family by his side, at Freeport Hospital Health Care Village, on Saturday, Sept. 3, 1994, Verle Shantz, age 72 years, of Kitchener.

Mr. Shantz was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and was employed with BF Goodrich for over 44 years until his retirement. He was president of union local No. 73 at B.F. Goodrich for many years and served in the Second World War in the Canadian Navy.

Beloved husband of the former Ruby (nee Mikel), with whom he celebrated 48 years of marriage, Dear father of Linda Eccles and Gary Shantz, both of Waterloo. Beloved grandfather and will be greatly missed by grandson, Greg Eccles. Dear brother of Margaret (Mrs. Roy Chesterman), Elva (Mrs. Lester Zehr) and Minnota Brenneman, all of Kitchener.
Predeceased by his parents, Elmon Shantz and the former Elizabeth Roth and his granddaughter, Lori Lynn Eccles in infancy.

Friends and relatives may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, today (Tuesday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal service in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Donald Pond officiating. Internment Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo.

Reception to follow in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. Memorial donations to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Freeport Hospital Health Care Vollage or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

The Record, September 6, 1994 
Verle Ward Shantz
 
27789 SHANTZ - On the 25th of May 1900, near Berlin, Ont., Vernon, infant son of Allen and Katie Shantz, aged 11 days.

"So fades the lovely, blooming flower,
Frail, smiling solace of an hour."

Services at the house by E.S. Hallman. Text, Luke 18:16, thence to the C. Eby burying ground, Berlin, for interment.1a

1aHERALD OF TRUTH, Vol. XXXVII, No. 12, June 15, 1900 - pages 190-191 
Vernon Shantz
 
27790 SHANTZ, Vernon - Peacefully, went home to be with the Lord, on Tuesday, August 19, 2008, at Heritage House, St. Jacobs. Vernon Shantz, age 77 years of Elmira. Beloved husband and best friend of Alice (Martin) Shantz for 55 years. Dear father of Dianne and Brian Vanrabaeys of Thamesville, Doris and Murray Bisch of Wellesley, Ron and Kay Shantz of RR 1, St. Clements, Karen and Willard Brubacher of RR 2, Wallenstein, Darrell and Janice Shantz of Floradale. Also lovingly remembered by his 20 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Edna and Noah Bowman, Naomi and Wayne Martin, Ollie and Elsie Shantz, Orvie and Mary Shantz and brother-in-law of Olive Shantz, Edna Shantz and Ella Shantz. Predeceased by his parents, Oliver and Susannah (Martin) Shantz, and by his three brothers, Clayton, Aden and Abner Shantz. The family will receive their friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Thursday, August 21 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At noon on Friday, August 22, transfer will be made to Countryside Mennonite Fellowship, Hawkesville for funeral service at 2 p.m. followed by interment in Hillside Cemetery. In his memory, donations to St. Mary's Hospital Cardiac Care Unit or Christian Aid Ministries would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy. The family expresses their gratitude to the excellent care given by the staff at Heritage House.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 20 Aug 2008 
Vernon Shantz
 
27791 Shantz, --Veronia, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Shantz, was born in Baden, Ont., Oct. 9, 1870; passed away at her home in Kitchener, Ont., July 12, 1952; aged 81 y. 9 m. 3 d. She was united in marriage on March 15, 1899 to William R. Shantz, who predeceased her in 1922. Surviving are 2 sons (Oliver, New Hamburg, Ont., and Orville, Kitchener, Ont.), one daughter (Seleda, Kitchener, Ont.), 3 brothers (David, Manasseh, and Jeremiah, of Baden, Ont.), 2 sisters (Selina and Florence, Kitchener, Ont.), and 3 grandchildren. One daughter (Mary Ann-Mrs. Leonard Snider) predeceased her in 1928. She was received into church membership at the Shantz Church, Baden, Ont., and later transferred to Latschar, Mannheim, Ont., where she was a member until her death. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont., July 15 in charge of John H. Hess, assisted by Osiah Horst and J. W. Witmer. Burial took place at the David Eby Cemetery in Waterloo, Ont.

Gospel Herald - Volume XLV , Number 36 - September 2, 1952-page 878

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Mrs. Veronica Shantz, 81,of 91 Brock St., died early today at her home after a brief illness. Born Oct. 9, 1870, at Baden, she was a d/o the late Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Shantz. She was a member of Latchar Mennonite Church, Mannheim. Her husband, William R. Shantz, died Aug. 27, 1922. Surviving are two sons, Oliver, New Hamburg; Orville, Kitchener; one daughter, Seleda, Kitchener. There are three brothers, David, Manassah and Jeremiah, all of Baden; two sisters, Selina and Florence, both of Kitchener, and 3 grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Snider, died in Sept. 1928...

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 12 Jul 1952 
Veronica Shantz
 
27792 Veronica Shantz, "the eldest daughter of Joseph and Catharine (Schneider) Shantz, was born in Waterloo County, March 15th, 1822. On November 14th, 1843, she was married to Joseph Weber. She died September 23rd, 1894."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Veronica Shantz
 
27793 Veronica Shantz, "the eldest daughter, was born September 16th, 1854. On September 23rd, 1873, she was married to Henry Groff and has a family of four children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Veronica Shantz
 
27794 Veronica Shantz, "was born April 12th, 1840. On March 26th, 1854, she was married to John Aamon. They reside at Caledonia, Michigan, where he is engaged as a farmer. To them were born the following children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Veronica Shantz
 
27795 Veronica Shantz, "was born January 1st, 1857. On September 24th, 1878, she was married to Peter Shupe. They reside in Berlin. "1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Veronica Shantz
 
27796 Veronica Shantz, "was born January 5th, 1843. On March 26th, 1861, she was married to Moses K. Snyder. They reside north of Baden."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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SNYDER. - Veronica Shantz was born Jan. 5, 1843. She was married to John K. Snyder March 26, 1861. To this union were born 11 children (Ephraim, Ervin, Barbara, Emmanuel, Annie, Mary Ann, David, Veronica, Dilman, Herman, and Olivia). Emmanuel and David predeceased her. She died at her home in Wilmot Tp., Waterloo Co., Ont., Nov. 22, 1935; aged 92 y. 10 m. 17 d. She leaves 9 children, 26 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (David, Stauffer, and Herman Shantz), and a host of relatives and friends. She was one of the pioneers in the community in which she lived. They started their home in the woods, doubtless with many hardships, but as the years rolled by they were able to build up a nice comfortable home. In this same home she lived 74 years amid all the changes that come in life. Oct. 23, 1900, she was bereft of her husband and she lived a widow's life with her family for 35 years. She was a good mother, "a mother in Israel," always willing to do for others. She was wonderfully blessed with health and strength until the last few years of her life. Her thinking capacity, and finally her bodily strength began to fail, and for only two weeks she was confined to her bed-without sickness or pain, just faded away until she peacefully fell asleep in Jesus. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." Funeral services were conducted at the home of Dilman Snyder on Nov. 26 by Bro. Orphen Wismer, and at the Shantz Church near Baden, Ont., by Bro. Jonas Snyder (Text, Prov. 22:28) and Bro. Manasseh Hallman (Text, Jno. 17:24), where a large number of people gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed. She was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

"Beautiful toiler, thy work all done,
Beautiful soul, into glory gone;
Beautiful life, with its crown now won,
God giveth thee rest.
Beautiful spirit, free from all stain,
Ours is the heartache, the sorrow and pain;
Thine is the glory, the infinite gain,
Thy slumber is sweet."
2a

2aGOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXVIII, No. 38 - Dec 19, 1935, pp. 814, 815 
Veronica Shantz
 
27797 Veronica Shantz, "was born November 14th, 1789. In 1808 she was married to Abraham Biehn, a farmer. They resided near Doon where she died July 27th, 1876."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Veronica Shantz
 
27798 Veronica Shantz, "was born October 27th, 1819, and died September 7th, 1893. On May 11, 1841, she was married to Joseph Cressman."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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CRESSMAN - On the 7th of September, 1893, at Breslau, Ontario, sister Veronica, widow of the late Bro. Joseph Cressman, aged 73 y., 10 m., 11 d. She died with a living hope. Buried on the 10th at Breslau, followed to the grave by many relatives and friends. She leaves a number of children and grandchildren to mourn their loss. Funeral services were held by Jacob Woolner in German, and by Amos Eby in English.2a

2aHerald of Truth , Vol. XXX, No. 19, October 1, 1893 - Page 310, 311 
Veronica Shantz
 
27799 Veronica Shantz, "was born May 23rd, 1813. On April 16th 1833, she was married to Abraham D. Clemens who was born April 17th, 1813 and died April 15th, 1877. They resided near Williamsburg where she died August 26th 1887. "1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Veronica "Fanny" Shantz
 
27800 Veronica Shantz, "was born November 11th, 1830. She was married to Jacob Myers."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Veronica "Fanny" Shantz
 
27801 Veronica B. Shantz, "was born June 15th, 1846. On February 21st, 1865, she was married to Andrew E. Weber."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Veronica B. Shantz
 
27802 Shantz. - Vietta Shantz, oldest daughter of Ivan and Irene Shantz was born Mar. 13, 1921; died Jan. 30, 1928, after suffering intensely of meningitis for two weeks; aged 6 y. 10 m. 17 d. She leaves behind to mourn her early demise father, mother, 1 sister, one brother, and 3 grandparents, besides other relatives. Vietta will be missed in her home because of her cheerfulness and helpfulness, always showing a thoughtfulness beyond her age, especially in caring for those younger than she and in doing the little duties around the house. While she keenly is missed by her parents, yet they hope to meet her again some day in that land of blissful rest.

"All is over, hands are folded
On a quite, peaceful breast;
All is over, life is ended;
Now dear, Vietta is at rest."

Funeral services were conducted by O. D. Snider, Elmira, Ont. Remains were laid to rest in the Elmira Cemetery, opposite the church.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XXI, Number 3 - April 19, 1928, pages 62, 63  
Vietta B. Shantz
 
27803 Witmer, Vinetta Rose Shantz, 94, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Aug. 24, 1902, Berlin, Kitchener, Ont., to Wendel R. and Priscilla Swartz Shantz. Died: Aug. 2, 1997, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors - children: Marjorie Shantz, Margaret Hoover, Robert, Ross, Fred, Dorothy Phillips; brother and sister: Clayton Shantz, Dorothy Snyder; 23 grandchildren, 48 greatgrandchildren, 3 great-greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Vernon Witmer (husband). Funeral: Aug. 6, Preston Mennonite Church, by Paul Martin. Burial: Mannheim Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume 90, Number 35 - September 9, 1997 
Vinetta Rose Shantz
 
27804 Shantz.- Viola, daughter of Elias S. and Rebecca (Mussleman) Shantz, was born at Elmira, Ont, Apr. 13, 1901; died of cancer at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Nov. 6, 1984; aged 83 y. On Feb. 27, 1924, she was married to Samuel Cressman, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Robert Cressman, Phyllis Blair, and Howard Shantz) and one sister (Selida Weber). She was a member of Preston Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 10, in charge of Brian Bauman and Rufus Jutzi; interment in Hagey Cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume 77, Number 51 - December 18, 1984, pages 889, 890 
Viola Shantz
 
27805 Jewitt, Viola May, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ananias Shantz, was born at Kitchener, Ont., July 27, 1900; died at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, June 15, 1964; aged 63 y. 10 m. 19 d. She was married to Edwin W. Jewitt, Preston, Ont., who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Howard E., Clayton W., and Ervin R.), 5 daughters (Florence, Barbara - Mrs. Murray Raddatz, Edith - Mrs. Harold Sider, Mildred, and Shirley), one brother (Veloras B.), one stepbrother (Bert Rodger), 2 sisters (Velma - Mrs. Earl Snider and Vietta - Mrs. Elmer Gerber), and 12 grandchildren. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, where memorial services were held June 18, conducted by C. F. Derstine and Howard Good.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume LVII, Number 26 - July 7, 1964 - pp 590, 591 
Viola May Shantz
 
27806 Shantz.--Walter, son of David and Saloma Schantz, was born in Wilmot Township, Ontario, May 20, 1909; passed away Sept. 14, 1946; aged 37 y. 3 m. 25 d. On Nov. 7, 1942, he was united in marriage to Lydia Zehr, who survives. Also surviving are his parents, one daughter (Patricia), one son (David), 2 brothers (Lorne and Stanley, both of Baden, Ont.), and one sister (Ilene--Mrs. Gordon Burkhardt, Kitchener, Ont.). In his youth he united with the Shantz Mennonite Church, Baden, of which he remained a member until death. Funeral services were held at the home and at the church, in charge of L. H. Witmer and M. H. Roth. Interment as made in the adjoining cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXIX, No . 27 - October 1, 1946--Page 374 
Walter Shantz
 
27807 Shantz, Walter C., son of Noah S. and Susannah (Cassel) Shantz, was born in Wilmot Township, Ont., Apr. 13, 1894; died at Cambridge, Ont., Dec. 10, 1987; aged 93 y. On Jan. 7, 1920, he was married to Selina Shirk, who preceded him in death in 1979. He is survived by 2 sons (Kenneth and Wilbur), 5 daughters (Lorna Bergey, Jeanne Culp, Joanne Hunsberger, Kathryn Leatherman, and Beth Good), and a sister (Marion Steiner). He was preceded in death by a son (Clyde), 3 brothers (Eden, Lincoln, and Stauffer), and a sister (Mrs. Laura Good). He was a member of the Nith Valley Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 13, in charge of Amzie Brubacher and James Sider; interment in Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 81, Number 2 -January 12, 1988, page 30 
Walter C. Shantz
 
27808 Shantz, Ward A., son of Aldred and Cinetta (Gimbel) Shantz, was born in Waterloo Township, Ont., Dec. 3, 1918; died of cancer at St. Mary's Hospital in Kitchener, Mar. 15, 1982; aged 63 y. On Apr. 4, 1942, he was married to Erma Martin, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Ross), 3 daughters (Marilyn-Mrs. Don Snyder, Sandra-Mrs. John Schiedel, and Margaret-Mrs. Tom Stockie), one brother (Lloyd), and 8 grandchildren. He was a member of Erb Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 17, in charge of Wilmer Martin; interment in church cemetery.

GOSPEL HERALD - Volume 75, Number 15 - April 13, 1982 - pg 262  
Ward Amos Shantz
 
27809 SHANTZ, Rev. Ward M. - Peacefully, went home to be with his Lord at Emmanuel Village on Friday, August 21, 2009. Rev. Ward Montford Shantz, aged 98 years. 43 years of his life were devoted to active ministry in the Evangelical Missionary Church. When he entered the ministry in 1933 he served as the pastor at Alymer Missionary Church, Toronto and Gormley Churches. In 1943 he became the founding Principal of Emmanuel Bible College, and served in this capacity for the next 10 years. Rev. Shantz had B.A. and B.D. degrees from The University of Western Ontario, a B.Th. from Marion College, Indiana and a M.A. degree from Winona Lake School of Theology, Indiana. Ward was elected Vice General Superintendent for the United Missionary Church for North America in 1955 and continued in this office until the merger with the Missionary Church in 1969. He served the Ontario District as district superintendent from June 1953 - June 1970. He then moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he became the assistant director of overseas missions for the Missionary Church at the denominational headquarters. Upon his retirement in 1976, he returned to Kitchener. His final years were happily spent at Emmanuel Village Residence. Beloved father to Dr. David and his wife Dr. Carolyn Shantz of Ortonville, Michigan, and Marion and her husband Ray Houlding of Kitchener. Loving grandpa to Catherine Smith and her husband Jay, Dr. Cynthia Shantz and her husband Gregg Walker, Meredith King and her husband Derrick, and Jason Houlding and his wife Brandi. Great-grandpa to Joshua and Liana Smith, Isaac and Aaron King, Kianna and Hunter Houlding, and Maxwell Walker. Predeceased by his parents, Joseph Shantz and Martha Snyder; his first wife, Kathleen Brubacher; his second wife, Winnifred Goldsworthy-Ariss; and two brothers, Lorne and Harold. His family will receive friends at Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home , 621 King St. W., Kitchener on Monday, August 24, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be held at Bethany Evangelical Missionary Church, 160 Lancaster St. E., Kitchener on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. Interment will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Donations may be made to either Emmanuel Bible College or Bethany Evangelical Missionary Church through the Funeral Home.


The Waterloo Region Record
- Aug. 22, 2009 
Rev. Ward Montford Shantz
 
27810 Shantz.- Wayne S., son of Joseph and Lydia (Snyder) Shantz, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Jan. 27, 1916; died while at work on July 6, 1977; aged 61 y. On June 12, 1940, he was married to Susie Marie Wanner, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Martha-Mrs. Ralph Bean, Gloria Jane-Mrs. Garry Spencer, and Pauline Grace-Mrs. Barry Hunter), 2 sons (Mark Wayne and Keith Neil), 4 grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Alice-Mrs. David Cressman and Louise-Mrs. David Jantzi). He was preceded in death by one daughter (Esther Marie), one son (David Leroy), and one brother (Vernon). He was a member of the Geiger Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Steinman Mennonite Church on July 9, in charge of Stanley D. Shantz and J. Lester Kehl; interment in Geiger Church Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 70, Number 31 - August 9, 1977, page 606. 
Wayne S. Shantz
 
27811 Wendell E. Shantz, "was born September 16th, 1851. On February 13th, 1872, he was married to Nancy Bowman who was born January 24th, 1851. They reside near Berlin, on the farm formerly possessed by David B. Snyder"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Wendel E. Shantz
 
27812 "Wendell R. Shantz, 79, ofNine Pines, died suddenly at his home early this morning. Born in Wilmot tp., he was a s/o the late Mr. and Mrs. Levi Shantz. Hewas a well-known farmer in the community and was a member of the First Mennonite Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Priscilla Swartz; three sons, Lloyd of Breslau, Ward of Kitchener and Clayton of Baden; three daughters, Mrs.Edwin (Leota) Feick, Nine Pines, Mrs. Vernon (Vinetta) Witmer,Petersburg, and Mrs. Lloyd (Dorothy) Schmitt, New Dundee; 21 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren...")

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 25 Oct 1949 
Wendel R. Shantz
 
27813 Wendel S. Shantz, "was born May 4th, 1843. On November 28th, 1869, he was married to Mary Ann, daughter of David and Barbara(Stauffer) Shantz. She was born July 31st, 1846. They reside in Wilmot Township, north of Baden, where he is engaged in farming. His family consists of eight children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Shantz was born in Wilmot Springs, Ontario, May 4, 1843. He was married to Mary Ann Shantz Nov. 28, 1869. (She died Feb. 13, 1924.) This union was blessed with 10 children. He died after a short illness of pneumonia on Mar. 1, 1927; Aged 83 y. 9 m. 24 d. He leaves 6 children, 3 sons and 3 daughters, 20 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted March 5, by Orphen Wismer and Manasseh Hallman. Text, II Cor. 5:1, 8. Interment in the Shantz Cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XIX, No. 51 - March 17, 1927, page 1086 - 1088 
Wendel S. Shantz
 
27814 Shantz, Wilfred

Peacefully passed away at Lisaard House, Cambridge, with Chris and Julie by his side, on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at the age of 77 years. Beloved husband of Chris (Wilken) Shantz of West Montrose for almost 51 years. Dear father of the late Brad Shantz (January 25, 2012) and Julie Shantz of Kitchener. Father-in-law of Wendy and her husband Brian Lair of Elmira; and loving papa of Riley, Ryan and Kayla Shantz. Brother of Mervin and Grace Shantz of St. Jacobs, Eugene and Sally Shantz of Waterloo, Muriel Hayes of St. Jacobs; and brother-in-law of Lorna Shantz of St. Jacobs. Wilf is remembered by his many nieces, nephews and by Chris' family. Wilf was co-owner of W. Thur and Sons Ltd., Elmira, for over 30 years along with Walt Thur. Predeceased by his parents Ivan and Irene (Bauman) Shantz, his sisters Vietta Shantz and Gladys Brubacher,, and his brother Floyd Shantz. The family will receive their relatives and friends at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, on Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. James Lutheran Church, Elmira, on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 1 p.m. followed by interment in Elmira Union Cemetery. A special thank you to Dr. Keleher and the Red Cross Care Partners Team for their kind and compassionate care. In Wilf's memory, donations to Lisaard House would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.dreisingerfuneralhome.com.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 15 Aug 2014 
Wilfred B. Shantz
 
27815 SHANTZ, Wilfred C. - Passed away on Friday, Sept. 15, 2000 at Nithview Home, New Hamburg,Wilfred was formerly of St. Agatha. Wilfred was born in Wilmot Tp. 85 years ago, a s/o the late Manasseh and Louida (Cressman) Shantz and was a member of Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, Kitchener. He had been a carpenter for 40 years and was retired from Ball Brothers Construction, Kitchener and enjoyed his hobby farm inSt. Agatha for many years. Beloved husband of Selda V. (Snyder) whom he married Dec. 1, 1945. Loving father of Joyce Shantz of Kitchener, Tim and his wife Betty of St. Agatha, Dwight and his wife Sherry of Waterloo; special grandpa of Trevor, Kelly, Brittany, Chase, and Jaide; dear brother of Nyal and Helen, Robert and Lena, Arley and Mabel, all of New Hamburg, Etta and Lloyd Shantz of Cambridge, Ida and Lloyd Schwartzentruber of Waterloo,Mahlon and Marie of Kitchener, Ion and Helen of Milbank. Wilfred is also remembered by a number of brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. He was predeceased by two brothers, Howard and Armand and one sister, Esther Enns....Shantz Mennonite Cemetery... Wilfred C. Shantz
 
27816 SHANTZ, Willard (Willie) The corner of Brewery and Louisa Streets in Baden will never be the same. On Wednesday, May 31, 2012 Willie, a long time resident of Baden, died of a heart attack surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener. Beloved husband and best friend of Jean (Ruby) Shantz with who