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27001 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

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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
 
27002 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
 
27003 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
 
27004 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
 
27005 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
 
27006 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
 
27007 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
 
27008 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
 
27009 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
 
27010 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
 
27011 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
 
27012 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

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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
 
27013 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
 
27014 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
 
27015 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
 
27016 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
 
27017 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
 
27018 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
 
27019 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
 
27020 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
 
27021 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
 
27022 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
 
27023 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
 
27024 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
 
27025 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
 
27026 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
 
27027 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
 
27028 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
 
27029 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
 
27030 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
 
27031 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
 
27032 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
 
27033 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
 
27034 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
 
27035 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
 
27036 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
 
27037 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

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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
 
27038 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
 
27039 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
 
27040 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
 
27041 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
 
27042 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

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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
 
27043 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
 
27044 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
 
27045 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
 
27046 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
 
27047 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
 
27048 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
 
27049 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
 
27050 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

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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
 
27051 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
 
27052 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
 
27053 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
 
27054 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
 
27055 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

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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
 
27056 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
 
27057 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
 
27058 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
 
27059 Years Served: 1882 (Warden) Mayor Jacob Yost Shantz
 
27060 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
 
27061 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.

____________________________

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
 
27062 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
 
27063 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
 
27064 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
 
27065 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
 
27066 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
 
27067 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
 
27068 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
 
27069 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
 
27070 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
 
27071 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
 
27072 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

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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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
 
27073 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

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John W. Shantz
 
27074 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

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John Y. Shantz
 
27075 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

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jonas C. Shantz
 
27076 Jonas W. Shantz, "the fourth son, was born November 13th, 1843. He was married to Phietta B. Schweitzer."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jonas W. Shantz
 
27077 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
 
27078 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

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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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
 
27079 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
 
27080 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
 
27081 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

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joseph R. Shantz
 
27082 Joseph S. Shantz, "was born June 21st, 1872. He is unmarried and is engaged as a clerk with Mr. A. S. Hallman."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joseph S. Shantz
 
27083 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

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joseph S. Shantz
 
27084 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

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joseph Stauffer Shantz
 
27085 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

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joseph W. Shantz
 
27086 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
 
27087 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

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joshua M. Shantz
 
27088 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

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joshua Y. Shantz
 
27089 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

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Josiah E. Shantz
 
27090 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

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Josiah K. Shantz
 
27091 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
 
27092 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

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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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

2a
Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXII, No 50 - March 14, 1940 --- page 1070, 1071. 
Josiah S. Shantz
 
27093 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
 
27094 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
 
27095 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
 
27096 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

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Leah Shantz
 
27097 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

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Leah Shantz
 
27098 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
 
27099 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 H. Shantz
 
27100 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
 
27101 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
 
27102 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
 
27103 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
 
27104 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

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Levi Shantz
 
27105 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

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Levi B. Shantz
 
27106 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

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Levi S. Shantz
 
27107 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

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Levia Shantz
 
27108 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
 
27109 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
 
27110 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
 
27111 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
 
27112 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
 
27113 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
 
27114 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
 
27115 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
 
27116 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
 
27117 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
 
27118 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
 
27119 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
 
27120 (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
 
27121 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
 
27122 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
 
27123 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
 
27124 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
 
27125 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
 
27126 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
 
27127 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
 
27128 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
 
27129 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
 
27130 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
 
27131 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
 
27132 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
 
27133 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
 
27134 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
 
27135 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
 
27136 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
 
27137 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
 
27138 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
 
27139 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
 
27140 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
 
27141 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
 
27142 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
 
27143 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
 
27144 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
 
27145 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
 
27146 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
 
27147 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
 
27148 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
 
27149 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
 
27150 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
 
27151 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
 
27152 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
 
27153 Magdalena Shantz, "was born September 8th, 1858. She is unmarried and resides with her mother." Magdalena "Lena" Shantz
 
27154 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
 
27155 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
 
27156 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
 
27157 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
 
27158 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
 
27159 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
 
27160 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
 
27161 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
 
27162 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
 
27163 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
 
27164 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
 
27165 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
 
27166 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
 
27167 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
 
27168 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
 
27169 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
 
27170 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
 
27171 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
 
27172 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
 
27173 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
 
27174 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
 
27175 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
 
27176 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
 
27177 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
 
27178 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
 
27179 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
 
27180 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
 
27181 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
 
27182 Mary Ann Shantz, "was born July 31st, 1846. She is married to Wendel S. Shantz. They reside near Philipsburg, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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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
 
27183 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
 
27184 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
 
27185 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
 
27186 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
 
27187 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
 
27188 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
 
27189 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
 
27190 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
 
27191 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
 
27192 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
 
27193 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
 
27194 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
 
27195 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
 
27196 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
 
27197 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
 
27198 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
 
27199 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
 
27200 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
 
27201 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
 
27202 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
 
27203 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
 
27204 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
 
27205 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
 
27206 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
 
27207 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
 
27208 Image from Mennonite Archives of Ontario Menno M. Shantz
 
27209 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
 
27210 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
 
27211 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
 
27212 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
 
27213 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
 
27214 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
 
27215 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
 
27216 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
 
27217 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
 
27218 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Miriam Rose Shantz
 
27219 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
 
27220 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
 
27221 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
 
27222 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
 
27223 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
 
27224 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
 
27225 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
 
27226 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
 
27227 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
 
27228 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
 
27229 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
 
27230 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
 
27231 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
 
27232 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
 
27233 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
 
27234 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
 
27235 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
 
27236 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
 
27237 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
 
27238 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
 
27239 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
 
27240 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
 
27241 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
 
27242 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
 
27243 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

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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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

2a
Gospel Herald - Vol. XXIII, No. 14 - July 3, 1930, Page 302-303 
Nelson Shantz
 
27244 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
 
27245 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
 
27246 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

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby


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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
 
27247 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
 
27248 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

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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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
 
27249 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

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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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
 
27250 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
 
27251 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
 
27252 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
 
27253 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
 
27254 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
 
27255 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
 
27256 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
 
27257 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
 
27258 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
 
27259 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
 
27260 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
 
27261 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
 
27262 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
 
27263 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
 
27264 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
 
27265 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
 
27266 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
 
27267 Rachel Shantz, "was born July 19th, 1833. On December 11th, 1853, she was married to Elias Eby. They reside near Elmira."1a

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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
 
27268 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
 
27269 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
 
27270 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
 
27271 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
 
27272 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
 
27273 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
 
27274 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
 
27275 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
 
27276 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 
Robert Frederick Shantz
 
27277 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
 
27278 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
 
27279 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
 
27280 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
 
27281 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
 
27282 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
 
27283 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
 
27284 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
 
27285 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
 
27286 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
 
27287 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
 
27288 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
 
27289 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
 
27290 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
 
27291 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
 
27292 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
 
27293 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
 
27294 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
 
27295 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
 
27296 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
 
27297 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
 
27298 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
 
27299 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
 
27300 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
 
27301 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
 
27302 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
 
27303 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
 
27304 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
 
27305 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
 
27306 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
 
27307 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
 
27308 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
 
27309 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
 
27310 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
 
27311 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
 
27312 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
 
27313 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
 
27314 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
 
27315 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
 
27316 Susannah Shantz, "was born April 8th, 1846. She is unmarried and resides with her brother on the old homestead."1a

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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
 
27317 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
 
27318 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
 
27319 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
 
27320 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
 
27321 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
 
27322 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
 
27323 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
 
27324 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
 
27325 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
 
27326 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
 
27327 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

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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
 
27328 Susannah Shantz, "was born April 5th, 1862. She is unmarried and resides with her parents."1a

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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
 
27329 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
 
27330 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.

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* 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
 
27331 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
 
27332 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
 
27333 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
 
27334 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
 
27335 Urias was married according to his death registration. Dr. Urias Bowman Shantz
 
27336 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
 
27337 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
 
27338 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
 
27339 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
 
27340 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
 
27341 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
 
27342 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
 
27343 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
 
27344 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
 
27345 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
 
27346 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
 
27347 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
 
27348 Veronica Shantz, "was born January 5th, 1843. On March 26th, 1861, she was married to Moses K. Snyder. They reside north of Baden."1a

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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."
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2aGOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXVIII, No. 38 - Dec 19, 1935, pp. 814, 815 
Veronica Shantz
 
27349 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
 
27350 Veronica Shantz, "was born October 27th, 1819, and died September 7th, 1893. On May 11, 1841, she was married to Joseph Cressman."1a

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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
 
27351 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
 
27352 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
 
27353 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
 
27354 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
 
27355 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
 
27356 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
 
27357 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
 
27358 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
 
27359 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
 
27360 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.1a

1aGOSPEL HERALD - Volume 75, Number 15 - April 13, 1982 - pg 262  
Ward Amos Shantz
 
27361 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
 
27362 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
 
27363 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
 
27364 "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
 
27365 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

___________________________

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
 
27366 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
 
27367 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
 
27368 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 whom he celebrated 53 years of marriage. Loving father of Lorrie Shantz (Ross Willard) of Kitchener, Colleen Shantz of Toronto, Scott Shantz (Lindsay Joseph) of New Hamburg and Steve (Marcia) Shantz of Don Mills. Much adored and proud grandfather of Kaitlyn (Ryan), Erik (Niki), Meghan, Chloe, Jonah, Celia, Helaina, Nyla, Madeline, Keenan and Emory. Missed by his brother Ken (Hazel) Shantz of New Hamburg, sisters Dorothy (Don) Schwindt of Kitchener, Eva Clarke of North Carolina, Judy (Albert) Bollenbach of Kitchener, sisters-in-law Ruth Shantz and Margaret Shantz both of Kitchener. Willie was predeceased by his parents Irvine and Laurene (Snider) Shantz, brothers Earl and Lorne, sister Rebecca Miller and brothers-in-law Lyle Miller and Glenn Clarke. Willie was a member of Wilmot Mennonite Church where he served many years as an usher and warm welcomer. He drove truck for over 45 years. He was proud of receiving the safe driving award each year and was a frequent Good Samaritan to drivers in need. Willie enjoyed reading and volunteering at the New Hamburg Thrift Centre. He enjoyed people of all ages and backgrounds, but had an especially big heart for children. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home , 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg, tonight (Saturday) from 7-9 p.m. and again on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.. The funeral service will take place on Monday, June 4, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden, with Pastor David Rogalsky officiating. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy donation may be made to Lung Association, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, or the Mennonite Central Committee. Online condolences and donation information available at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 31 May 2012  
Willard Shantz
 
27369 Shantz, Willard, son of Ephraim and Lucinda (Martin) Shantz, was born near Waterloo, Ont., June 13, 1917; died of a heart attack May 19, 1962; aged 44 y. 11 m. 6 d. On Dec. 3, 1942, he was married to Anna Brubacher, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Robert and Brian), his mother, 2 brothers (Lorne and Mahlon), and 2 sisters (Naomi-Mrs. Joseph Good and Ruth-Mrs. Moses Good). He was a member of the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held May 22, in charge of J. B. Martin and Rufus Jutzi.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LV, Number 33 - August 21, 1962 - pages 750, 751. 
Willard M. Shantz
 
27370 William Shantz, "was born December 28th, 1869. He is married to Hannah Good and resides on the 'Wm. Trussler Place' about three miles west of Berlin, where he is engaged in farming. To them was born one child named.."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
William Shantz
 
27371 Horst, Wilma (Shantz), 75, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Sept. 19, 1916, to Herbert and Selina Shantz. Died: Dec. 17, 1991, Kitchener, Ont. Predeceased by: Martin Horst (husband). Funeral and burial: Dec. 20, Erb Street Mennonite Church, by Doug Snyder and Robert Duthie.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 3 - January 21, 1992 - page 14, 15.  
Wilma Shantz
 
27372 WOOD, Marion Catherine (nee Sharman)

Passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Robert Henderson Wood. Loving mother of Marian Wood, Margaret (Paul) Stauffer, James Wood and Jan (Jim) Robertson. Dear grandmother of Dean (Amy), Dan (Joanne), Sarah, Matthew (Natalie), Wood, Jessica (Trevor), Robert (Michelle), James (Coralee), Steven, Elizabeth and many great-grandchildren. Survived by her sister-in-law Millie Sharman. In accordance with Marion's wishes, cremation has taken place. Marion's family will receive relatives and friends from 12-12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Marion's memorial.

Waterloo Region Record 16 Jan 2016 
Marion Catherine Sharman
 
27373 KASTER, Hazel

Of 89 Elmwood Ave., Cambridge, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1901, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 89th year. Hazel Sharp, beloved wife of the late Anthony Kaster. Sister of Mrs. Pearl Muir of Cambridge. Predeceased by one brother, Russell. Also survived by nephews and nieces. Mrs. Kaster was a resident of Cambridge all her life. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Thursday), 2-4 and 7.9 p.m. A private funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 21 Feb 1991 pg A9 
Hazel Anita Sharp
 
27374 LIGHT TEA BISCUIT

Three pints flour, one pint sweet milk, one-quarter pound butter, three teaspoonfuls cream tartar, one and one-half soda. Dissolve the soda in the milk, put cream tartar in the flour, add butter and milk last, roll, cut into cakes and bake in a quick oven 
Margaret Sharp
 
27375 1871 - Amelia M. Sharpe was staying with Henry Manson. Amelia M. Sharpe
 
27376 1871 - John Sharpe is in same household as David Wiggins. John Sharpe
 
27377 SHARPE, Ross Reginald - Passed away, on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Ross Sharpe, 70 years of age, beloved husband of Ruth; dear father of Deborah (Dave) Sherriffs of Prince Albert, Ont., Colleen Wiseman of Cambridge and Dianne (Danny) Smith, also of Cambridge. Dear grandfather of Candice Sherriffs, Donny Sherriffs, Mark Sherriffs, Mathew Sherriffs, Ashley Wiseman, Brandon Wiseman. Wesley Smith and the late Kile Parker Smith. Dear brother of Alfred (Edna) Sharpe of Hanover, Charles (Mary) Sharpe of Durham and the late Frank Sharpe and his wife the late Gladys. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mr. Sharpe's family will receive friends at the Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge, 658-9366 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Friday). The funeral service will be held at Temple Baptist Church, 400 Holiday Inn Drive on Saturday morning at 10 a.m., with interment at New Hope Cemetery. Those who wish may make a memorial donation to either Temple Baptist Church or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Ross Reginald Sharpe
 
27378 1851 - George Shatt is in same household as Philip Ritter. George Shatt
 
27379 SHAVER, Donald Russel

Of Eleanor Ave., Cambridge, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Tuesday, March 10, 1998, in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Kathleen (McNanney) and dear father of Bryan Shaver and his wife Audrey of Cambridge, Larry Shaver of Ayr, Karen Radovanovic and her husband John of Simcoe, Lori Ann Hatt and her husband Charles and Sandy Shaver, both of Cambridge. Also survived by his brothers, Harold Shaver and his wife Shirley, Paul Renwick and his wife Doll, Jim Boomer and his wife Marilyn; his sisters, Marion Shaver, Ann Hutchings and her husband Ray, all of Cambridge and his grandchildren, Richard, Corey, Jennifer, Blake, Brooke, Kimberly and Jeffrey. Mr. Shaver was the owner of Don R. Shaver Insurance Brokers, he was a Captain in the Canadian Air Force, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 126, the Preston/Hespeler Knights of Columbus and St. Clements RC Church. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, tonight (Wednesday) from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at St. Clements RC Church, 547 Duke St., Cambridge on Friday, March 13, 1998, at 10 a.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 11 Mar 1998 pg B4 
Donald Russel Shaver
 
27380 DAWSON, Isabel B.

At Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, Aug 5, 1982. Isabel Shaver Dawson, of 46 Grey Abbey Trail, Cambridge, formerly of Fisher Mills, in her 75th year. Beloved wife of the late Walter Dawson (1979); dear mother of Ross of Cambridge. Ken of Nova Scotia, Mrs. Shirley Lee of Oakville and Mrs. Arthur (Barbara) Burns of Unionville; dear sister of Arthur of Apsley, Ont. and Mrs. John (Laura) Nolan of Campbellford. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The late Mrs. Dawson, was predeceased by two brothers. Resting at the Nelson Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge, where family will receive friends this afternoon and evening, from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral service will be held at St. Luke's United Church, Cambridge on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 7, at 1:30 p.m. Interment Wanner's cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 6 Aug 1982 pg 32 
Isabel B. Shaver
 
27381 ROSS L. SHAVER 1923 - 2006 KCI 1949-1965 GRCI 1965-1984 Passed away peacefully, at the Village of Winston Park, on Monday, November 20, 2006, at the age of 83 years. Ross was predeceased by his dear wife, Jean (2003) and will be deeply missed by his children, Steve and Marg, Al and Lisa, Jill and Bill Bobier and Lynn and Peter Oliver. Ross is also the "Greatest Papa" to Chad, Jen, Abby and Todd Shaver, Michael, Tyla, Stephanie, Laura, Marla and Alana Shaver, Ted and Jacqueline Bobier and Ben and Tim Oliver. Ross is also survived by his brother, Clare Shaver and sister-in-law Margot Maedel. Ross' two greatest passions in life were family and education. Through his teaching and coaching at KCI he motivated many to realize their goals. As the first Principal of GRCI, the foundation was laid for academic excellence, leadership and lifelong friendships. Ross also served as Chairman of both National and Provincial Principal's Associations, was on the senate at UW and WLU, headed the student exchange programme with the Kitchener-Conestoga Rotary Club and was an active member of Trinity United Church. In recognition of his dedicated service to education, Ross was granted many honours nationally, provincially and locally. His love for family was unconditional and unparalleled. Having served with the Navy during the Second World War, Ross remained active in the Naval Reserve as a Commander until 1964. Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to share their memories of Ross during visitation with his family at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, on Thursday, November 23, 2006 from 1-3 p. m. and 7-9 p. m. The funeral service will be held at Trinity United Church, 74 Frederick St. , Kitchener on Friday, November 24, 2006 at 11 a. m. with Rev. Jack Paleczny officiating. Condolences for the family and donations to the St. Mary's Cardiac Care Unit or S. O. S. (Send Them Off Smiling) may be arranged through the funeral home, 519-745-8445 or www. erbgood. com. In living memory of Ross, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning program by the funeral home.1a

1aThe Record 21 Nov 2006 
Ross L. Shaver
 
27382 In Waterloo Township on Sunday, August 15th., 1920, at 10. 50 p. m. Helen L. Shaw beloved wife of Duncan S. Ferguson, in her 69th year. The Funeral Will be held from her late residence on Wednesday, August 18th at 2. 30 p. m. (standard time. ) Interment in Hespeler cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Funeral Card 
Helen Lang Shaw
 
27383 BANKS, Irene May

Passed away, peacefully, surrounded by her family, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, age 79 years, of Waterloo, formerly of Port Elgin and Burlington. Mrs. Banks was born in London, England and came to Canada, in 1945. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, in Kitchener. Predeceased by her loving husband of 50 years, Edmund C. Banks; dearly loved mother of Carol and Bob Richmond, Virginia and David Atkinson, Susan and Steve Milligan, Geoff and Beth Banks, David and Linda Banks and Janet and Glenn Lewis. Loving grandmother of Bruce and Darlene. Michael and Erin, Julie and Cathy, Gary and Tina, Shari and Paul, Amanda, Lindsay and Peter, Daryl and Sasha, Graham, Kelly and Christopher. Loving great-grandmother of Sarah, Mitchell, Megan, Mark, Devin, Drew, Jessica, Jaimi and Joey. Also survived by her sister, Vera Todd and her brother, Arthur Shaw (Marie) and sisters and brother-in-law, Hilda and Sandy Banks, Molly Banks and Aileen Shaw. Dearly missed by very special friends in England, Eileen and Harold Belcher. Mrs. Bank’s family will receive friends at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, this evening (Monday) from 7-9 p.m. The complete funeral service will be held at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 23 Water St. N., Kitchener, on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Canon Neil Carver officiating. Cremation to follow.

The Record 29 Nov 1999 pg B4 
Irene May Shaw
 
27384 Died, In Waterloo Township, on Thursday, 15th inst., at half past 4 o'clock, James Shaw, Aged 72 Years and 6 Months. Funeral, On Saturday afternoon, at half-past 2 o'clock, from his late residence, to Hespeler Cemetery. Waterloo, Sept. 16th, 1881.1a

1aCity of Cambridge Archives Funeral Card Collection  
James Shaw
 
27385 NEWLAND, Jean M.

At Cambridge Country Manor, on Tuesday, March 2, 1993, Jean Shaw, beloved wife of the late John C. Newland (1987). Dear mother of Joan and her husband Ken Bald. Fondly remembered by four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents: a daughter, Grace Lotocki and a brother, Malcolm Shaw. Mrs. Newland was born in Lindsay and was a resident of Cambridge since 1920. She was a member of Knox Preston Presbyterian Church and the WMS. A private family funeral service was conducted at the Barthel Funeral Home, Cambridge, Thursday, March 4, 1993, by Rev. Al Beaton. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 5 Mar 1993 pg A13 
Jean M. Shaw
 
27386 1851 - Mary Shaw is in same household as James Shaw. Mary Shaw
 
27387 STREMBLE, Mary Anne

At Marsdale Manor, Cambridge, on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1988, Mary Shaw Stremble, formerly of Beech Street, Cambridge, in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late William J. Stremble (1954); dear mother of Edgar of Cambridge, Beverley of Waterloo and Winnifred (Mrs. C.C. Goodwin) of Ottawa. Also survived by her grandchildren, Maureen, Ted and Nancy Stremble, all of Cambridge, Mark, Chris, Debbie, Janet, all of Ottawa and Judy of Winnipeg, Man. and five great-grandchildren. Private family services were held this afternoon (Wednesday), from the Nelson Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge, with cremation following.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 5 Feb 1986 pg D15 
Mary Anne Shaw
 
27388 1851 - Patrick Shaw is in same household as James Shaw. Patrick Shaw
 
27389 Staying with James and Elizabeth Harris. Walter Shaw
 
27390 1871 - Jane Shay is in same household as Hall Christopherson. Jane Shay
 
27391 CLARKE, Aurilla Marion (nee Shea)

Passed away peacefully, at home with her loving family by her side on Monday, July 7, 2014, at age 91. Predeceased by her husbands, Richard Miller and David Clarke. Loving mother of Ronald, Penelope, Kathleen, Norma (Al), Willard (Del), Scott, Anne (Terry), Charmaine (Tim), Cheryl (Heather) and David (Sarah). Also survived by sisters, Agnes, Marilyn and Sandra. Aurilla will be missed and loved by her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. Predeceased by sons Donald and Claude and daughter Patricia, parents and three brothers. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 11, 2014, at 1 p.m., from St. John's Anglican Church, 567 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Ontario, with visitation one hour prior to service time. Cremation has taken place.

Waterloo Region Record 9 Jul 2014 
Aurilla Marion Shea
 
27392 MURPHY, Elizabeth

1915 - 2013. Passed peacefully, surrounded by family on Friday, May 10, 2013, at Golden Years Nursing Home, in her ninety-eighth year. Loving Mother of Brian (Lynne) Murphy, Raymond (Margaret) Murphy, Patricia O'Brien, Margaret (Gus) Kent, Mary (John) Kavanagh, James (Linda) Murphy, Evelyn (Cliff) Claxton, Carol (Kevin) Fitzgerald, Thomas (Gail) Murphy, Jean (Robert) Ellis, Angela (Angus) Harney, and Jerry Murphy. Proud "Nanny" of 31 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Survived by sister, Angela Wells and brother, Gordon Shea. Predeceased by her beloved husband Daniel; sons Daniel Jr. and Edward and daughter Betty; grandson, David Ellis; great-grandson, Jeremiah Grondin, and great-granddaughter Dominique Etmanski and son-in-law, Michael O'Brien. Friends and family may call at T. Little Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (519-623-1290), 223 Main Street, Cambridge on Monday, May 13, 2013, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Rosary at 5:45 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's Catholic Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Waterloo Region Record 13 May 2013 
Elizabeth Shea
 
27393 In the State of Michigan, on the 3d Novr., Theodore, youngest son of Mr. Daniel Shea, aged 17, formerly of Wellesley Township.

Galt Reporter Dec 16 1859 pg 2 
Theodore Shea
 
27394 MacDONALD, Velma Anne

Of Cambridge, on Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at her residence, in her 66th year. Velma Shea, beloved wife for 40 years of Colin MacDonald. Dear mother of Cheryl MacDonald-Coffey (Alex) of Waterloo and Michael Mac-Donald (Angela Chapman) of Ayr. Lovingly remembered by three grandchildren, Kieran, Shealynn and Matthew. Survived by one brother, Gerald Shea and his wife Marion of Mount Forest and one sister, Doris Roy and her husband Rob of Rexdale. Predeceased by her parents, Matthew and Rose Shea; one son, Glen in infancy; three brothers, Eldred "Pat", Leonard, and Glen. Mrs. MacDonald was born in Conn, Ontario and had been a resident of the area since 1973. She was a member of St. Clement's R.C. Church and over the years has worked as a secretary and accountant with Savage Shoe, Bristol Truck & Car Rentals. She was a "Hockey Mom" supporting the Preston Minor Hockey, an avid euchre player and had fond memories of dances, in Maryhill. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral. Mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's R.C. Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge on Monday, June 30, 2008, at 10 a.m. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

Waterloo Region Record 26 Jun 2008 pg B5 
Velma Anne Shea
 
27395 On Saturday, 15th inst., Alfred Charles, son of Mr. Titus Sheard farmer, Wilmot Township, aged 15 years and 8 months.

Dumfries Reformer 26 Oct 1853 pg 3 
Alfred Sheard
 
27396 ALVIN SHEARD

New Dundee. May 9 — Alvin Sheard, well-known resident of New Dundee, died in Galt Hospital Sunday, following a stroke Saturday night. He had been in his usual good health. Mr. Sheard was born in Wilmot Township, son of Mrs. Hannah Sheard and the late Arthur Sheard. Surviving are one daughter, Miss Gertrude Sheard of Tormto; his mother, Mrs. Hannah Sheard, aged 94, one brother, Titus, of Kitchener and one sinter, Mrs. Lissetta Johannes, of Saskatoon, Sask. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2.30 at the Baptist Church, with Rev. H. F. Schade in charge. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery. The remains are resting at the Poth Funeral Home, until 10 a m., Wednesday when removal will be made to the church.

Kitchener Daily Record 9 May 1944 pg 13 
Alvin Sheard
 
27397 William Cochrane and Ellen Sheard Ellen Sheard
 
27398 Died, In North Dumfries, on Friday, April 27th, at one o'clock, A.M., George Sheard, Aged 80 Years and 1 Month. The Funeral On Sabbath, the 29th inst., at 3 o'clock, P.M., from his late residence to the place of interment, Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. N. Dumfries, April 27, 1894.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
George Sheard
 
27399 There passed away in Harriston on March 2nd, 1919, one of the old pioneers of that town in the person of Mrs. A.D. Montgomery. The deceased lady was the eldest daughter (Mary) of the late George Sheard of North Dumfries. She was born in Mirfield, Eng., and when very young with her parents moved to Puslinch. Six weeks after landing in Canada her mother (Ann Connell) died. Shortly afterwards her father purchased and lived on the farm now owned by Mrs. Gilbert Wallace. From there she was married in 1855 and lived at the old Black Horse, where Andrew D. and Robt. Montgomery (brothers) carried on blacksmithing and carriage building. When they dissolved, Andrew D. moved up Chesterfield, and later to Harriston, where Mrs. Montgomery resided 60 years, her husband predeceasing her 20 years. All through life she enjoyed excellent health, but during the last two years showed signs of gradually failing strength, terminating in a slight stroke of only 24 hours duration. Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery had 11 children, of whom only five are living - George in Elgin, Ill., David in Hamilton, John, Peoria, U.S., Wm. In business n Harriston, Bella at home on the Public School staff. There are six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A sister and brother also survive - Mrs. George Copeland, New Westminster, B.C., and Thos. M. Sheard, Galt.

Ayr News Apr 17 1919 pg 1 
Mary Sheard
 
27400 Visiting with Richard Sheard on 11 January 1852. Mary Sheard
 
27401 1 1/2 story stone cottage Richard Stead Sheard
 
27402 Expert says restore and relocate historic house

Waterloo Region Record
By Catherine Thompson
KITCHENER A consultant is recommending that a heritage stone farmhouse on land destined for a major city park be restored and relocated, at a cost of about $450,000.

The house, in the local Regency cottage style popular in the early and mid 1800s, is symmetrical, with wide eaves and a painted tin roof. It was built in 1861 by local farmer Richard Sheard, an immigrant from Yorkshire in England. A gravel pit owned the site until 1983 when the city bought it. The home has not been inhabited since 1968.

The farmhouse is on a 16.8-hectare (41.5-acre) parcel at the corner of Huron and Fischer-Hallman roads, where construction has begun on a long-awaited South District Park.

The stone 1-1/2-storey stone farmhouse at 1664 Huron Rd. is listed on the city's heritage register as a property of heritage value, so as part of planning for the park, the city hired Stantec Consulting to do a heritage impact study to see if the house had enough heritage value to merit saving.

The study concludes the stone house is "a unique example of mid-19th century stone construction in Kitchener," and "an increasingly rare example of this once-prevalent construction material."

But the 1861 farmhouse is right where one of the park's two soccer fields is intended to go. The grading, road layout and other constraints mean there's not much flexibility in moving the soccer fields, the report says.

The consultants recommend the city move the stone farmhouse elsewhere in the park, and possibly adapt the building for a modern park use, such as a washroom, snack bar or equipment room.

Restoring and moving the farmhouse would cost about $450,000, according to a rough estimate by Tacoma Engineers. The actual cost would likely be much higher, since the estimate doesn't include costs of things such as electrical work, paint or installing a kitchen or bathroom.

The city's heritage committee considered the report this week. It doesn't have final say on what should be done with the old house '97 that's a decision for the city's planning department. But the advisory committee was quite receptive, said committee member Coun. John Gazzola.

"Generally they want to save the building and move it, to save whatever they can," Gazzola said.

Gazzola said he hadn't realized there was a heritage property on the future park site, and so hasn't made up his mind on the merits of moving the house.

He does point out, though, that moving the building would cost a tiny fraction of the millions the city will spend developing the park. The park master plan estimates the total cost for the park, including an indoor recreation centre, pool and arenas, at $60 million.

The consultant considered four options for the heritage house: restoring it and leaving it in place, for $220,000; retaining the house on site as a ruin at a cost of about $150,000; restoring and moving the house for $450,000; and demolishing the house but keeping a record of its history and using salvaged material for a feature such as entry gates, benches or a pavilion, estimated to cost $40,000.

The first two options were rejected since they wouldn't allow the soccer field to go ahead. Kitchener heritage staff agree that the house is special.

"Kitchener does not have an abundance of 19th-century stone residences," said Leon Bensason, Kitchener's co-ordinator of cultural heritage planning, in an email. "What makes this structure particularly interesting is that it is part of a collection" of seven stone houses, built between 1850 and 1870, within a few kilometres of each other, in the southwest part of the city in what was once an enclave of Scottish settlers.

"The building helps tell the story of Scottish settlement in this area and of the craftsmanship of the Scottish builders," Bensason said.

Although the report says the house has heritage value and should be designated, it does point out that it doesn't have "a high degree of craftsmanship or artistic merit." The outside is in fair condition, but the inside is in bad shape, with wood rot and water damage. The house is now situated between an equipment storage area and a community garden. A modern fire hall and a junkyard are nearby.

The first phase of the park, set to open in fall 2018, will include a splash pad and sports fields.

cthompson@therecord.com , Twitter: @ThompsonRecord

Expert says restore and relocate historic house. (2017). Therecord.com. Retrieved 11 March 2017, from http://www.therecord.com/news-story/7184837-expert-says-restore-and-relocate-historic-house/ 
Richard Stead Sheard
 
27403 Lived with Peter Boesinger and his wife Mary. Elizabeth Sheep
 
27404 ARTHUR WELLESLEY SHEFFIELD.

Arthur Wellesley .Sheffield was born in 1853, in the township of Lansdowne, in the County of Leeds, of Methodist parentage, and his early life was spent upon the farm. He entered the dry goods business at an early age and has followed it throughout his life. In Walkerton he conducted a store for eight years, in Berlin he kept a store for three years, and the last five years he has travelled for the wholesale house of Gordon, McKay & Co.

He was converted when about 14 years of age under the preaching of Rev. I. B. Howard, in the Methodist Church of Brockville, where he lived for six or seven years.

For many years Mr. Sheffield was Steward in the Church at Walkerton ; he was also Recording Steward in the Church in Berlin. He has been a quiet worshipper for the last five years in Wesley Church and also a member of the Quarterly Official Board. In 1880 he married Elizabeth Foster in Toronto.1a

1a"The Methodist churches of Toronto : a history of the Methodist denomination and its churches in York and Toronto : with biographical sketches of many of the clergy and laity" 
Arthur Wellelsey Sheffield
 
27405 Police and the Coroner's office are investigating after the bodies of a man and his son were found at an apartment in Waterloo, Ont. on Thursday. Edward Sheldon, 40, and Cameron Reeve, who was two and a half years of age, were found dead after emergency services responded to a call at an apartment unit at 130 Lincoln Road around 4:45 p.m.


The preliminary results of a post mortem examination in Hamilton, in conjunction with the ongoing investigation, have determined that the father's death was self-inflicted. It is believed to be the result of asphyxiation after the inhalation of helium. Detectives are also attributing the death of the child to the actions of his father, but police are waiting for further test results regarding the cause of death....1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 25 Feb 2011 
Edward Sheldon
 
27406 Among the successful and growing business enterprises of the town of Galt is that of which William D. Sheldon is president. The enterprise is carried on under the name of Sheldon's Limited, and in the factory are manufactured heating, drying and ventilating plants. William D. Sheldon is an enterprising, energetic young business man, who has little more than passed the thirty-third milestone on life 's journey. He was born December 1, 1873, in Bucharest, Roumania, a son of Joseph William and Juliet (Dunster) Sheldon, natives of England. The father was a civil engineer and devoted much of his life to the construction and operation of street railway systems throughout Europe. He came to Ontario in 1884, the family locating at Gait, where he lived retired until his death in 1892. During the period of his active railroad building he constructed lines in the cities of Brussels, Madrid, Bremen and Bucharest and other European cities, and he was a director in the Tramways Union of London.

William D. Sheldon was ten years of age when with his parents he settled at Galt. His education was largely acquired in the public and high schools of the city and when nineteen years of age he began providing for his own support as clerk in a hardware store. In 1896, with J. D. McEachran, he established the present industry the manufacture of heating, drying and ventilating plants. The business has increased rapidly, the trade now extending throughout the Dominion. In 1903 Mr. McEachran retired and was succeeded by Sidney Sheldon, brother of our subject, the business being conducted under the firm style of Sheldon & Sheldon until 1906, when they incorporated as Sheldon's Limited, with a capital stock of two hundred thousand dollars, of which one hundred and sixty thousand dollars is paid up. William D. Sheldon became president and Sidney Sheldon vice-president of the new corporation. They make a specialty of drying plants for manufacturing purposes and also ventilating plants for schools and churches. The product now goes to all parts of the Dominion and the business has enjoyed a rapid and healthful growth.

William D. Sheldon was married in 1905 to Beatrice Smith, a daughter of James M. Smith of Galt, and they have one son, William D. Sheldon, Jr.2a

2aA History of Ontario: its resources and development 
Joseph William Sheldon
 
27407 The McEachren Heating and Ventilating Co.

This is a young and enterprising firm doing business in the large, substantial brick building on West Main street, formerly occupied by Messrs. Cant Bros. This firm is engaged in the manufacture of heating and ventilating appliances. The heating appliance is a new and wonderful one indeed, and is well named The Little Wonder, and takes its name for the following reasons :

1st-It is the smallest hot water boiler in the market of equal heating capacity.

2nd.-It is the wonder of all who see it, that such a small boiler using such a small quanity of fuel, should heat such a large space, and get up the required, heat so quickly.

3rd. -All practical observers wonder at such an efficient, neat and dur-able hot water heating system being supplied at such a small cost.

It is held by patents issued in 1885, and are stamped "Little Wonder, J. D. McEachren, Galt, Ont., Pat. 1895." The firm has been in existence since May 1896. The large experience and inventive genius of Mr. J. D. McEachren, and the young vim of Mr. W. D. Sheldon assure the success of the new firm beyond a peradventure.1a

1a1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt

______________________

WILLIAM D. SHELDON.

Among the successful and growing business enterprises of the town of Galt is that of which William D. Sheldon is president. The enterprise is carried on under the name of Sheldon's Limited, and in the factory are manufactured heating, drying and ventilating plants. William D. Sheldon is an enterprising, energetic young business man, who has little more than passed the thirty-third milestone on life 's journey. He was born December 1, 1873, in Bucharest, Roumania, a son of Joseph William and Juliet (Dunster) Sheldon, natives of England. The father was a civil engineer and devoted much of his life to the construction and operation of street railway systems throughout Europe. He came to Ontario in 1884, the family locating at Galt, where he lived retired until his death in 1892. During the period of his active railroad building he constructed lines in the cities of Brussels, Madrid, Bremen and Bucharest and other European cities, and he was a director in the Tramways Union of London.

William D. Sheldon was ten years of age when with his parents he settled at Galt. His education was largely acquired in the public and high schools of the city and when nineteen years of age he began providing for his own support as clerk in a hardware store. In 1896, with J. D. McEachran, he established the present industry the manufacture of heating, drying and ventilating plants. The business has increased rapidly, the trade now extending throughout the Dominion. In 1903 Mr. McEachran retired and was succeeded by Sidney Sheldon, brother of our subject, the business being conducted under the firm style of Sheldon & Sheldon until 1906, when they incorporated as Sheldon's Limited, with a capital stock of two hundred thousand dollars, of which one hundred and sixty thousand dollars is paid up. William D. Sheldon became president and Sidney Sheldon vice-president of the new corporation. They make a specialty of drying plants for manufacturing purposes and also ventilating plants for schools and churches. The product now goes to all parts of the Dominion and the business has enjoyed a rapid and healthful growth.

William D. Sheldon was married in 1905 to Beatrice Smith, a daughter of James M. Smith of Galt, and they have one son, William D. Sheldon, Jr.2a

2aA History of Ontario: its resources and development 
William Dunster Sheldon
 
27408 It is held by patents issued in 1885, and are stamped "Little Wonder, J. D. McEachren, Galt, Ont., Pat. 1895." The firm has been in existence since May 1896. The large experience and inventive genius of Mr. J. D. McEachren, and the young vim of Mr. W. D. Sheldon assure the success of the new firm beyond a peradventure.1a

1a1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt  
William Dunster Sheldon
 
27409 Former resident passes away.

Local relatives and friends were deeply shocked when news reached them of the passing away in St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, in the early hours of Wednesday morning of Mrs. Harold Trussler, who was formerly Miss Nelda Shelley, the younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Shelley of this place.
The late Mrs. Trussler was born here April 4, 1894, and spent her childhood years and youth here. Some years ago she married her now bereaved husband and took up residence in Kitchener, where they have since resided. Besides the sorrowing husband there survive an infant daughter, her parents, one sister, Luella, at home here, and her twin brother, Nelson of Galt.
The funeral, attended by local relatives and friends, was held on Friday afternoon, with a private service at her late home and thence to the Evangelical cemetery at St. Jacobs where interment was made. 
Amanda Nelda Marie Shelley
 
27410 Dr. Robert Shelley, 84, passed away peacefully on Friday March 29, 2013, surrounded by family at his home in Tillamook, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Bob was born on Feb. 25, 1929 to Lester and Ella Shelley in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada and was the second oldest of five children.

Bob was predeceased by his first wife, Dorothy in 1984 after 30 years of marriage, and by his second wife, Sheila in 2011 after 25 years of marriage.

Bob is survived by his children, John (Andrea Johnstone) of Toronto; Brett (Shelley) of Amherstburg; Dawn Elliott of Woodstock; Drew (Brenda) of Stratford; stepchildren, Mitch (Cindy) Parker of Tillamook; Melinda Parker (Eric Angstadt) of San Francisco; Melissa Robinson of Los Angeles; 22 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; siblings, Elaine Iglin of Meaford, Ontario; John (Cindy) of La Jolla; Doris Maxwell of Ottawa and David of Oakville; and many other loving nieces, nephews and relatives.

Bob earned his medical degree at the University of Western Ontario while enlisted in the Royal Officers Training Programme with the Royal Canadian Air Force. After graduation, he was stationed at Rockcliffe Air Base in Ottawa where he attained the rank of squadron leader and served as Command Medical Officer Air Material Command. He moved to Amherstburg in 1960 where he worked as a general practitioner for more than 30 years, including 20 years as Coroner. He delivered many babies in Amherstburg and patients will remember him as one of the last doctors to continue making house calls.

Bob was active in the Amherstburg community and served as Chairman of the Board of the local community centre, and also on the boards of the House of Shalom Teen and Youth Social Centre and the Handicap Residential Housing Committee.

Bob retired in 1989 and sailed the Caribbean for two years with wife Sheila in their sloop Skylark, and then after returning to Windsor for a 3-year locum, moved to Tillamook where he and Sheila built their dream home in the coastal mountains. During his 15 years in Tillamook, Bob was active in the Master Gardeners and also served as president of the local bridge chapter. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by the many friends he made here.

He concluded his final days with this quote…

"It's been a great ride, thanks for all the fun and fond memories!"

Celebrations of Bob's life will be held in Tillamook and in Ontario, Canada.1a

1aThe Headlight Herald, Tillamook, OR April 9, 2013
 
Dr. Robert Shelley
 
27411 Samuel Shelly, "was born August 29th, 1858. He is married to Anstina Seefeldt and resides at Conestogo where he is engaged in farming. Their family is as follows"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Samuel Shelley
 
27412 Sydney Shelly, "was born September 13th, 1854. He is a miller and is engaged in the Waterloo Union Mills. He is married to Sophia Schaefer and resides in the town of Waterloo."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Sidney Shelley
 
27413 Shelly, "The Shellys are of English descent and originally belonged to the Non-conformists who were subjected to so many trials and privations during the Stuart Period that many of their number left their native home (England) and emigrated to Holland, while others went to the Palatinate and Switzerland where they could serve God according to their views of the teaching of the Bible. Among the number who thus came to Switzerland in 1657 we find the name of "Shelly" whose given name was not received. He resided the remainder of his life in the land of his adoption where he died leaving a family. We know the name of only one of the sons, namely: Abraham who was married to a Swiss lady and raised quite a family, all of whom lived and died in Switzerland save his youngest son, also named Abraham who was born about the year 1703 and came to America in 1727 or 1730, and settled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in 1734, where he purchased a large tract of land from the government. To whom he was married and the number of children in his family cannot be ascertained at so late a date. We know that one of his sons was named Abraham and that he was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, about the year 1736. He was married and raised a family of several children, all of whom settled in their native state. One of the sons was named Abraham. He was born about the year 1757. About the year 1779 he was married to Catharine Boyer.(It is not certain that her name was Boyer, one of the descendants is under the impression that it was Beyer) Some time after their marriage they left their native county and moved west to Butler County, same state, where he followed farming. He died, age some eighty years, leaving a family of eight children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Shelly
 
27414 Abraham Shelly, "was born July 26th, 1856. He is a builder and contractor and resides in Brooklyn, New York, where he is married to Catharine Branderobe. They have no family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Abraham Shelly
 
27415 Amos Shelly, "was born in Butler County, Pennsylvania, April 15th, 1821. On May 1st, 1850, he was married to Salome H. Cook who was born July 24th, 1831. For many years they resided on the farm owned until lately by Andrew Weber where he was engaged in farming. From here they moved to Berlin where he died February 8th, 1877."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Amos Shelly
 
27416 Anna(not quite certain whether it was Anna) Shelly, "was married to John Henshoe, a farmer. They resided in Butler County, Pennsylvania, and had a large family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Anna Shelly
 
27417 Annie Maria Shelly, "was born in Harmony, Butler County, Pennsylvania, May 29th, 1819. On May 24th, 1836, she married to David Stauffer."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Annie Maria "Mary" Shelly
 
27418 Barbara Shelly, "was married to an Abraham Shelly, a farmer. They resided in Butler County, Pennsylvania, and had quite a family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Shelly
 
27419 Catharine Shelly, "the eldest, was married to Christopher Ziegler, a farmer. They resided in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. To them were born several children."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Shelly
 
27420 David Shelly, "was married to a Miss Clemmer. They resided in Harmony, Butler County, where he was engaged in farming. They raised a family but none of their descendants resided in Canada."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
David Shelly
 
27421 David Shelly, "was born August 31st, 1862. He is married to Lena Mayer and resides in Bridgeport where he is engaged as a miller in the Lancaster Roller Mills.1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
David C. Shelly
 
27422 Elizabeth Shelly, "was born in 1825. She resides in Beaver County, Pennsylvania and was married to Nicolaus Texter who died in fall of 1894. To them was born a large family but names of children were not received"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shelly
 
27423 Emma Shelly, "was born April 17th, 1879. She has her home with Mr. Jacob Shelly of Conestogo, Ontario."1a

1a\bBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Emma Lillian Shelly
 
27424 Ezra Shelly, "was born March 22nd, 1869. He is a builder and contractor and resides in Brooklyn, New York. He is unmarried."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Ezra Shelly
 
27425 Hannah Shelly, "was married to John Schneider, a farmer. They resided in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where they raised a family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Shelly
 
27426 Henry Shelly, "a farmer, was married to a Miss Landis. They resided in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, and had a family of several children."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Henry Shelly
 
27427 Jacob C. Shelly, "was born May 24th, 1852. He is a miller by trade and resides in Conestogo, Ontario, where he is engaged in Menno S. Snider's roller mills. He is married to Mary, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Lehman) Weber of St. Jacobs. His family consists of the following children".1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob C. Shelly
 
27428 Jesse Shelly, "left home when about 21 years of age. It is supposed he went west and settled in Ohio. All trace of him is lost."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jesse Shelly
 
27429 John Shelly, "was born in 1823. He is married to Elizabeth Schwartz and resides in Harmony, Butler County, Pennsylvania, where he was engaged as a cooper but now lives retired. They have no family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John Shelly
 
27430 John Shelly, "was born March 17th, 1851. He is unmarried and resides with Mr. Andrew Sheifley, near Conestogo."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John Shelly
 
27431 Joseph Shelly, "was born September 5th, 1866. He is unmarried and is engaged with Solomon Sheifley near Conestogo."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joseph Shelly
 
27432 Lillie Shelly, "was born May 15th, 1876. She is unmarried and resides with her mother (The widow of Mr. Amos Shelly is again married to Mr. Anthony Haupner) in Port Elgin, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lillie Shelly
 
27433 Maria Shelly, "was born August 25th, 1860. She is unmarried and resides with her brother, Sydney."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Maria Shelly
 
27434 Philip Shelly, "was born October 17th, 1864. He is a contractor and builder and resides in Brooklyn, New York. He is united in matrimony with Lizzie Anhauer and has a family of four children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Philip Shelly
 
27435 Samuel Shelly, "was born in Butler County, Pennsylvania, in 1793. He was married to Polly Bechtel who was born in 1798 and died in 1871. She was a cousin to the Rev. Joseph Bechtel of this county (See No. 645). He followed farming. They resided on his father's old homestead in Butler County where he died in 1825. To them was born a family of four children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Samuel Shelly
 
27436 Lived with Abraham and Mary Clemens Frederick Shemeyer
 
27437 THOMAS S. SHENSTON, Registrar of the County of Brant, was born in London, England, June 25th, 1882[1822] ; is the son of Benjamin and Mary (Strahan) Shenston, and is remotely related to the poet Shenstone. When Mr. Shenston 'was about nine years of age, the family emigrated to Upper Canada, and after sojourning one year near the Town of Dundas, Couuty of Wentworth, went to the Township of Woolwich, County of Waterloo, ten miles north of the Town of Guelph, taking two and a half days to make the journey with two yoke of oxen. There Thomas had ample opportunities for exercise in swinging the axe in the compact woodland, without the diversion of hunting up a school-house conveniently, the nearest being at Guelph. Two years later the family removed to the Township of Thorold, in the Niagara District, near the " Decew Falls," on a hundred acre farm, purchased from Nicolas Smith. This farm proved to be a heavy clay and unproductive, and Mr. Shenston became discouraged, and prevailed on his father, in 1837, to allow him to go to St. Catharines and learn the saddle and harness trade, and while there he became a volunteer, during 1838, to fight the rebels, being in Captain Mittleberger's company, under Col. Clark. In 1841 Mr. Shenston went to Chatham to settle and start in business for himself, but the climate not agreeing with him he moved to East Woodstock, where he did an extensive business at his trade, and erected, among other buildings, the east half of the three-story brick block, known as the " Elgin Block." In 1848 he had his dwelling house, shop and the Elgin Block, destroyed by fire while uninsured. During 1846, 1847 and 1848, he was a member of the Council of the District of Brock, as the representative of the Township of East Oxford, and for several years he was School Trustee for the Town of Woodstock. In 1849, when 27 years of age, Mr. Shenston was appointed Magistrate, and during the last two years of his residence in that county, he did more magisterial business than all the other seventy-five magistrates in the county. In 1849 Mr. Shenston sold out his premises and business, and for a year or two before he left that county he was Secretary-Treasurer of the Woodstock and Norwich Road Company, County Clerk of Oxford, and Secretary of the Board of Education for that county, and a School Trustee for the Town of Woodstock. In 1852 he was Census Commissioner for the county. On January 21st, 1853, when the County of Brant was formed, he was appointed Registrar, and has held that office ever since. This appointment necessitated his removal to Brautford, the county town. In 1853 he was appointed a Magistrate for the County of Brant, and Commissioner in Queen's Bench. From January 1st, 1869, in a house furnished rent free by Ignatius Cockshutt, he sustained an Orphans' home for* twenty or twenty-two orphan girls, being, however, aided to the extent of one-half by Mr. Cockshutt for the last five years. He is Senior Deacon of the First Baptist Church, and, with trifling exceptions, has been Superintendent of the Sunday school of that church for over twenty-five years. Mr. Shenston, who is literally a self-educated man, holds several other offices, and is ever busy with his pen. He was married, December 30, 1843, to Mary Lazenby, of East Oxford, and their family numbered six children, two of whom died in infancy. Naomi Ann is the wife of Richard R. Donnelly, an extensive publisher, Chicago ; Reuben Strahan learned the drug business, but abandoned it for the art of printing, and is now one of the proprietors of the Brautford Expositor : Joseph Newton is Deputy Registrar for his father ; and Ruth Davidson is the wife of Rev. Elmore Harris, pastor of a Baptist Church in Toronto, Ont.1a

1aThe history of the county of Brant, Ontario: containing a history of the county: its township, cities, towns, schools, J. H. Beers & Co. Warner, Beers & Co 
Benjamin Shenston
 
27438 THOMAS S. SHENSTON, Registrar of the County of Brant, was born in London, England, June 25th, 1882[1822] ; is the son of Benjamin and Mary (Strahan) Shenston, and is remotely related to the poet Shenstone. When Mr. Shenston 'was about nine years of age, the family emigrated to Upper Canada, and after sojourning one year near the Town of Dundas, Couuty of Wentworth, went to the Township of Woolwich, County of Waterloo, ten miles north of the Town of Guelph, taking two and a half days to make the journey with two yoke of oxen. There Thomas had ample opportunities for exercise in swinging the axe in the compact woodland, without the diversion of hunting up a school-house conveniently, the nearest being at Guelph. Two years later the family removed to the Township of Thorold, in the Niagara District, near the " Decew Falls," on a hundred acre farm, purchased from Nicolas Smith. This farm proved to be a heavy clay and unproductive, and Mr. Shenston became discouraged, and prevailed on his father, in 1837, to allow him to go to St. Catharines and learn the saddle and harness trade, and while there he became a volunteer, during 1838, to fight the rebels, being in Captain Mittleberger's company, under Col. Clark. In 1841 Mr. Shenston went to Chatham to settle and start in business for himself, but the climate not agreeing with him he moved to East Woodstock, where he did an extensive business at his trade, and erected, among other buildings, the east half of the three-story brick block, known as the " Elgin Block." In 1848 he had his dwelling house, shop and the Elgin Block, destroyed by fire while uninsured. During 1846, 1847 and 1848, he was a member of the Council of the District of Brock, as the representative of the Township of East Oxford, and for several years he was School Trustee for the Town of Woodstock. In 1849, when 27 years of age, Mr. Shenston was appointed Magistrate, and during the last two years of his residence in that county, he did more magisterial business than all the other seventy-five magistrates in the county. In 1849 Mr. Shenston sold out his premises and business, and for a year or two before he left that county he was Secretary-Treasurer of the Woodstock and Norwich Road Company, County Clerk of Oxford, and Secretary of the Board of Education for that county, and a School Trustee for the Town of Woodstock. In 1852 he was Census Commissioner for the county. On January 21st, 1853, when the County of Brant was formed, he was appointed Registrar, and has held that office ever since. This appointment necessitated his removal to Brautford, the county town. In 1853 he was appointed a Magistrate for the County of Brant, and Commissioner in Queen's Bench. From January 1st, 1869, in a house furnished rent free by Ignatius Cockshutt, he sustained an Orphans' home for* twenty or twenty-two orphan girls, being, however, aided to the extent of one-half by Mr. Cockshutt for the last five years. He is Senior Deacon of the First Baptist Church, and, with trifling exceptions, has been Superintendent of the Sunday school of that church for over twenty-five years. Mr. Shenston, who is literally a self-educated man, holds several other offices, and is ever busy with his pen. He was married, December 30, 1843, to Mary Lazenby, of East Oxford, and their family numbered six children, two of whom died in infancy. Naomi Ann is the wife of Richard R. Donnelly, an extensive publisher, Chicago ; Reuben Strahan learned the drug business, but abandoned it for the art of printing, and is now one of the proprietors of the Brautford Expositor : Joseph Newton is Deputy Registrar for his father ; and Ruth Davidson is the wife of Rev. Elmore Harris, pastor of a Baptist Church in Toronto, Ont.1a

1aThe history of the county of Brant, Ontario: containing a history of the county: its township, cities, towns, schools, J. H. Beers & Co. Warner, Beers & Co. 
Thomas S. Shenston
 
27439 Lived with Margaret Shepherd Mary Shephard
 
27440 DEATH OF A FORMER GALTONIAN IN MICHIGAN - The gentleman referred to in the following paragraph from an Ionia, Mich., paper, will be remembered by many of our readers. He was a nephew of Mr. Duncan Shepherd, Sr., of this town, and learned the harness and saddlery business with Mr. Wm. Quarrie: - "Duncan Shepherd died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Nelson Collar, in Vergennes, Kent County, on Monday, and was buried there on Wednesday. The news of Mr. Shepherd's death will be re received by Ionians with sincere sorrow. He was born at Argyle, Washington County, New York in 1827, and when a boy removed to Canada, where he learned his trade. In 1857 he removed to Kalamazoo, where he remained a few months, and then came to Ionia, where he has since made his home. He engaged in the harness and saddlery business with James Crothers, whom he was associated with for several years. Since their dissolution he conducted the business alone until a few months ago, when failing health obliged him to seek rest from active business. As a politician Mr. Shepherd was a staunch Republican; as a business man, of the strictest integrity, honorable in all his dealings; as a citizen he won the confidence and esteem of the people by his unostentatious manner; and as a friend he was ever true and faithful. His death was like passing into a quiet slumber. His memory will long be cherished by his Ionia associates, who will sadly miss his kindly greeting and his genial companionship.1a

1aDumfries Reformer Nov 12 1885 pg 1 
Duncan Shepherd
 
27441 Lived with Alexander Mowat a merchant. Elisabeth Shepherd
 
27442 O'KRAFKA, Lillian Hannah

At Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, Nov. 30, 1991, Lillian (Shepherd) O'Krafka, of Cambridge, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Otto O'Krafka (1964). Dear mother of Alfred of Cambridge, Lennard of RR 22, Cambridge and Mrs. Herman (Isobel) Neff of Cambridge, dear sister of Alfred Shepherd of Cambridge. Also survived by nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. O'Krafka was predeceased by three brothers, three sisters and one grandson. Resting at the Nelson Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge, where the family will receive friends this evening (Monday) from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the Wanner Mennonite Church, Beaverdale Road, Cambridge, on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. Interment Wanner's cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 2 Dec 1991 pg A11 
Lillian Hannah Shepherd
 
27443 The Dickson account book William Shepherd a carpenter purchased the North West Quarter of Lot 21, Concession 9 of North Dumfries. By July, 1834, he had died of cholera and Mr. Dickson had resumed ownership of the fifty acres in settlement of the bond., Ledger C. pg 241. William Shepherd
 
27444 First World War veteran Corporal Leslie Sheppard, also the recipient of a Military Medal, led to the misspelling of Shephard on the old cenotaph as well the New Hamburg street named in his honour. Private Leslie Sheppard
 
27445 Lydia Sheppard

The teacher, Miss Lydia M. Sheppard died here on the Tuesday evening before last. She had suffered from flu in February and had been unwell since then. In the previous week, her heart had also been affected. This brought on death. Miss Sheppard was, among the teachers here, one of the longest-serving members. She had taught for 27 years in the area schools. Burial took place on Friday after a funeral service in the Presbyterian church.1a

1aBerliner Journal July 23, 1903 Page 4 - Column 2 Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk 
Lydia Mary Sheppard
 
27446 Mr. Thomas Sherrington is manager of the hardware branch of the business and has seen it grow from a very small beginning to very respectable proportions. He is also a member of the Village Council.

Mr. Thomas Sherrington is manager of the hardware branch of J. P. Luckhardt Hardware and has seen it grow from a very small beginning to very respectable proportions. He is also a member of the Village Council.1a

1aEnterprising Elmira Souvenir, An historical, descriptive, and illustrated Book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, published by George Klinck, 1903.

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Thomas Sherrington Dies In Brantford

Thomas Sherrington, a resident of Elmira for many years, succumbed Tuesday in the Brantford hospital to injuries received when he fell off a ladder a few days ago. It is about ten years since Mr. Sherrington moved away from Elmira. For about twenty-five years previous he had been engaged in the hardware and electrical business here. He is survived by his widow, one son, Goldwin, of Hamilton and one daughter Helen at home. His first wife was Harriett Howlett who died in 1914. One sister, Mrs. Copeland. died recently in Toronto. The funeral service was held to, day (Thursday) from his late residence Victoria street, Brantford. Interment was made in the Elmira cemetery. 
Thomas Sherington
 
27447 SHERK, Aaron B. Died on November 7, 2012 at his home, RR 1, St. Clements, in his 78th year. Husband of Mary (Martin) Sherk, Father of Saloma and Enoch Bauman of RR 1, Linwood, Betsy and Levi Bauman of RR 1, Wallenstein, Magdalena and Ivan Martin, Velina and Isaac Hoover all of RR 1, Millbank, Annie and John Martin of RR 1, Linwood, Eli and Lucinda Sherk of RR 1, St. Clements, Leah and George Martin of RR 1, Wallenstein, David and Magdalena Sherk of RR 1, St. Clements. Brother of Manassa and Velina Sherk, Lousia and Amos Martin, Melinda and Ezra Martin, Rueben and Elizabeth Sherk, David and Saloma Sherk, Magdalena and Paul Bauman, Norman and Melinda Sherk, Lucinda and Joseph Martin, Elizabeth and Enos Bauman. Predeceased by his parents David A. Sherk and Lucinda Bauman, a sister Nancy (first wife of Noah M. B. Martin), and a brother Paul Sherk. Funeral service and burial will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Martin's Mennonite Meeting House. Arrangements entrusted to the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira. www.dreisingerfuneralhome.com.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 8 Nov 2012 
Aaron B. Sherk
 
27448 Abraham Sherk, "was born February 13th, 1853. He is married to Sarah Ziegler. They reside in Victoria, Vancouver Island, where he is engaged as a merchant.1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Abraham Sherk
 
27449 Abraham Sherk, "was born July 7th, 1817. He was married October 30th, 1845, to Lucy Buckler who was born February 9th, 1828. Soon after their marriage they moved on a farm near Blair where they resided until lately when they moved to Berlin where they now reside. To them was born a family of thirteen children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Abraham Sherk
 
27450 Breslau United Brethren in Christ Church

Begun: c.1866 Closed: c.1893

Part of the Waterloo Circuit of the United Brethren in Christ, the congregation was added to the Circuit in 1866-1867 when the pastors were Revs. A.B. Sherk, D.B. Sherk , Henry Krupp and G. Rutt. At the Quarterly Conference of the United Brethren in Christ on July 18, 1868 approval was given for the purchase of a site for a church at Breslau. The church was built later in that year. Discussion at the Quarterly Conference on February 10, 1883 concerned a refusal to transfer a lease from the Mennonites to the Lutherans for use of the church building - whether because the church premises were being shared with the Mennonites or because the United Brethren in Christ was no longer an active congregation is not known.1a

1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011] 
Rev. Abraham Break Sherk
 
27451 Rev. Abraham Sherk, "was born May 6th, 1832. When a young man he prepared himself for the ministry. He entered upon the duties of the ministry about the year 1859. During the early part of his pastoral duties he labored in behalf of the Canada Conference of the U. B. Denomination but some twenty years ago he moved to Michigan where he has been doing a noble work for His Master. At present he is stationed at East Ashford, New York, where he is still engaged in the active ministry. He is married to Rebecca Gonder and has had a family of four children, namely: Asaph, Michael, Sarah who died in Toronto in 1893, and a daughter (died in infancy) whoe name was not received"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Breslau United Brethren in Christ Church

Part of the Waterloo Circuit of the United Brethren in Christ, the congregation was added to the Circuit in 1866-1867 when the pastors were Revs. A.B. Sherk, D.B. Sherk, Henry Krupp and G. Rutt. At the Quarterly Conference of the United Brethren in Christ on July 18, 1868 approval was given for the purchase of a site for a church at Breslau. The church was built later in that year. Discussion at the Quarterly Conference on February 10, 1883 concerned a refusal to transfer a lease from the Mennonites to the Lutherans for use of the church building - whether because the church premises were being shared with the Mennonites or because the United Brethren in Christ was no longer an active congregation is not known.

Breslau is listed for the last time in the Financial Report of November 18, 1893. In June 1896 arrangements were made with the "Trustees of the Breslau Church ... to make arrangements to loan [the church] organ for use in the United Brethren Church at West Montrose ... ." In December of the next year, 1897, the Breslau Trustees were given permission to rent the church. Permission was granted later (January 12, 1901) to sell the church.2a

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

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A MEMOIR OF REV. A. B. SHERK.
by his son Michael G. Sherk.



My father, Abraham Break Sherk, was born Nov. 6th, 1832, near where is now situated the village of Breslau, in Waterloo County, Ontario. His father, Samuel Sherk, was nephew and stepson of Joseph Sherk, who with his brother-in-law, David Betzner, were the first to locate in the township of Waterloo. His mother was Magdalena Break, whose widowed mother came to the settlement with her children in 1806. We need make no fur ther mention of the connection of the family with the beginning of this, one of the most prosperous sections of the province, as this has been fully written up by my father and others, but will endeavor, at Mr. Breithaupt's request, to give a brief memoir of his life.

Born of Pennsylvania-German stock, on a "Waterloo Dutch" homestead, he understood all the peculiarities and characteristics of that people, and always spoke lovingly and feelingly of his early home life with "Doddie and Mommie." His parents were for years members of the River Brethren (Dunker) Church, when all their preaching was in private houses and their church societies scattered. He attended school on the "High Banks" near his home till his nineteenth year, when on a summer's day in 1851, he wrapped all his necessaries in a red bandana handkerchief and on foot wend ed his way to Rockwood Academy, eight miles from Guelph, where he was received kindly by Wm. Wetherald, the Quaker teacher, a devoted Chris tian, and one who took a kindly interest in the moral and intellectual wel fare of the boys under him. After spending the summer session of three months at the academy he went before the Educational Board of Examiners at Guelph * made up of the township superintendents, and taught school near his home, in the school which he had formerly attended. He also taught school in the village of Plattsville, but which year it was I am not prepared to say. He had learned of Oberlin College, Ohio, which at that time had a summer session instead of a winter, to accommodate students who wished to teach in the winter time, from the late I. L. Bowman, and several other Waterloo County boys who had been there. In the spring of 1852 he set out for Oberlin. It might be interesting to know how he first travelled there. By stage from Preston to Hamilton; from Hamilton to Lewiston by boat; from Lewiston to the Falls by stage; from the Falls to Buffalo by train; from Buffalo to Cleveland by boat (as the Lake Shore road between Buffalo and Cleveland was then only in course of construction) ; from Cleveland to Wellington, eight miles from Oberlin, by rail, and the balance of the journey by stage. He also attended this school in 1854 but the Lake Shore road between Buffalo and Cleveland was then completed. It was here he got his ideas of systematic thinking and studying, and also by the reading of Todd's Student's Manual. The religious character of the place, which was at that time being thoroughly grounded and imbued with the principles of evangelical Christianity by Chas. G. Finney, the great preacher and evangelist (who was then and for many years after the presi dent of the college, and whose influence is felt there to-day as if he still walked the streets of the town), so impressed him that he here decided to be a follower of Christ, and to enter the Christian ministry. It was here he also heard some of the great men of the day lecture on moral and social questions; Frederick Douglass, the great abolitionist, on slavery and Elihu Burritt, the "learned blacksmith", on "Ocean Penny Postage."

I might say, many of his high ideals of character early received quite an impetus from Henry Krupp (afterwards Rev. H. Krupp) who was for a time a teacher in the public school he attended; from Wm. Wetherald, the Quaker teacher at Rockwood Academy, and at Oberlin College. My father was so true to his ideals of life and character that he never lost sight of them, never wavered from them. After his second term at Oberlin College he taught school for a time and then gave up his life to the Christian ministry. He joined the church of the United Brethren in Christ a church which had its beginning among the Germans of Pennsylvania. They were at that time sending evangelistic preachers to establish churches in Canada, and were meeting with a good deal of success in the Pennsylvania-German settlements. He was to have preached next Sunday (Dec. 3rd) in three churches he established sixty years ago near Wellandport. He continued to preach for the U. B. Church in Canada till 1884, when he moved to the United States. During his ministry in Canada he travelled largely and was well known in parts of the Niagara district, Waterloo, Bruce and Grey counties.

It was in the Niagara district he became acquainted with Rebekah Gonder, daughter of the late M. D. Gonder, a U. E. L. descendant who lived on the homestead on the Niagara river, eight miles above the Falls which his grandfather had located in 1796. He was married to my mother in 1859. His ministerial life in Canada took him among all classes of people into the cabin of the pioneer and into the luxurious homes of the well to-do. He was welcome among all, as he was friendly with the lowly and was esteemed by the more prosperous on account of his high character and intellectuality.

After moving to the United States he preached for several years for the U. B. Church and then joined the Congregational Church and was pastor of churches in Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York States until 1897 when he came to Toronto to live near his two sons, A. E. and M. G. Sherk, and on account of the advanced age of his wife who was 4 Y% years his senior and who pre-deceased him 1 year and 7 months. This did not end his minis terial labors, however, for he continued to supply churches for months at a time in Pennsylvania and New York States, a mission church in the west end of Toronto, and latterly for four or five years the two Congregational Churches (Pine Grove and Humber Summit), near Woodbridge, Ontario. For the last two years he has been an attendant at the Don Mills Metho dist Church near his home but still he loved to go away occasionally to preach to the churches he had formerly been pastor of. Only last summer he took a trip to New York State to spend a Sabbath and preach for one of the churches at their request, and every month or two he went to see the mem bers of the churches near Woodbridge, who loved and revered him.

It can be said of my father that he was a man of God. The Bible was to him an open book and he was familiar with every part of it and yet he was constantly perusing it, and when not attending to other duties he was to be seen Bible in hand or on the table before him. His studious character did not end with his school career he was a student all through life and I might say particularly a student of the Bible.

He was early in his ministry and always a strong advocate of our edu cated clergy and the higher education of the laity. It was with this object in view that Freeport Academy (at Freeport, Waterloo Tp.) of which he was one of the promoters, and for a short time a teacher, was started. One of his associates in this enterprise was the late Isaac L. Bowman who was its first principal. Owing to insufficient funds, however, this institution was only in existence a few years.

Among his first ministerial colleagues in the U. B. Church and associated with him for many years were Revs. David B. Sherk (his brother), Jacob B. Bowman and Geo. Plowman, the first two being residents of Berlin (now Kitchener), for a long time previous to their death, the last one having his home at Freeport where he lived before and after retiring from the ministry.

Although feeling indisposed for the last month he was only seriously ill for a few days previous to his death, Nov. 27th, 1916. He retained his consciousness to the last and although greatly distressed, expressed him self as anxious to go home.

As a last tribute to the memory of my lamented father, I wish to say that I knew him to be a man of exceptional Christian character, high ideals, broad knowledge, broad in his sympathies, non-sectarian, respected by all, and revered by many. Toronto', Dec. 2nd, 1916.

* Waterloo County was then a part of Wellington County.3a

3aFourth Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, 1912, Berlin, Ontario, pg 35 
Rev. Abraham Break Sherk
 
27452 Adam Sherk, "was born February 4th, 1826. He was married to Elizabeth Stauffer and resided at Caledonia, Michigan, where he was engaged in farming but now lives retired. His family consisted of four children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Adam Sherk
 
27453 born 1881 Alvin E. Sherk
 
27454 Amos Sherk, "was born June 19th, 1830. He is married to Magdalena Stauffer and resides at Caledonia, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of eight children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Amos Sherk
 
27455 1. Angeline H. SHERK (Reuben H. SHERK4, Daniel SHERK3, John SHERK2, Johannes SCHERCH1) was born 30 MAR 1873 in New Dundee, Wilmot Twp, Waterloo Co, Ontario, and died 15 JUL 1964 in Coutta Pavilion, Freeport, Ontario. She was buried in New Dundee Union Cemetery, Wilmot Twp, Waterloo Co, Ontario. She married Levi SARARAS BEF 1900, son of Solomon SARARAS. He was born 27 APR 1867, and died 02 SEP 1933 in Ontario, Canada. He was buried in New Dundee Union Cemetery, Wilmot Twp, Waterloo Co, Ontario. She married Ephraim D. HIGH 1939. He died 1943.

Children of Angeline H. SHERK and Levi SARARAS are:

2 i. Irene SARARAS. She married James MAIN.
3 ii. Reuben SARARAS was born 1900 in New Dundee, Wilmot Twp, Waterloo Co, Ontario.
4 iii. Weston SARARAS was born 05 APR 1910 in New Dundee, Wilmot Twp, Waterloo Co, Ontario. He married Ilah Grace HALLMAN 1934. She was born 05 APR 1910, and died 27 AUG 1967. He married Myrtle Miriam HILBORN 1969. She was born 07 JUN 1913.
 
Angeline H. Sherk
 
27456 Angeline H. Sherk, "was born March 30th, 1873. She is unmarried and has her home at Rev. Noah Stauffer's."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Angeline H. Sherk
 
27457 Benjamin Shirk, "was born October 17th, 1849. He is married to Nancy, daughter of Peter and Catharine (Biehn) Baumann. She was born May 15th, 1851. They reside about a mile north of Breslau where he is the possessor of a beautiful home. Have no family."

Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Sherk - Benjamin B. Sherk, son of Pre. David Sherk, was born Oct. 17, 1849, on the first farm that was settled by the pioneer Mennonites, Joseph Sherk and Samuel Betzner, in Waterloo Co., Ont., on the banks of the Grand River, opposite the village of Doon. Here he grew to manhood under the able teaching and training of his godly father, accepting the faith early in life, in which he manifested a growing interest as he grew in the knowledge of his Lord. Trusting in his creator he passed on to meet Him on Sunday morning, Feb. 3, 1929; aged 79 y. 3 m. 17 d. On Dec. 17, 1871, he was united in marriage to Nancy Bauman, who, with one daughter, Mrs. Phares Burkholder, three grandsons, Lorne, Harold, and Harvey Burkholder, and one sister, Elizabeth, wife of the late Pre. Jacob Gingrich, remain to mourn his departure. He leaves behind for our comfort a testimony of faith and trust. Even though his affliction seriously impaired his mind, one thing remained clear to him to the end, and that was his longing for eternal rest. He was very fond of singing the songs of the blest, and one that he loved best was, "In dem Himmel is Ruh." The funeral was held from the home of his daughter, near Markham, Ont., and at the Wideman church, in charge of Bros. L. J. Burkholder, Jonas Snider, and Oscar Burkholder. Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Obituary - Gospel Herald, February 21, 1929 
Benjamin B. Sherk
 
27458 Benjamin H. Sherk, "was born June 19th, 1869. He is married to Barbara Rhodes. They reside on the old "Sherk Place", two miles north of New Dundee where he is engaged in farming. Their family consists of two children, namely: Lelora and Lorne."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Benjamin H. Sherk
 
27459 Caleb Sherk, "was born April 15th, 1869. When of age he went to Detroit, Michigan, where he was residing when last heard of him."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Caleb Sherk
 
27460 Catharine Sherk, "was born April 1st, 1826. She is married to Joseph Witmer and resides in Hespeler. "1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Sherk
 
27461 Catharine Sherk, "was born April 1st, 1826. She is married to Joseph Witmer and resides in Hespeler. "1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catherine Sherk
 
27462 Rev. Christian Sherk, "was born September 1st, 1839. He joined the church of his choice, the United Brethren, when a young man and entered the ministry in which calling he has proved himself an able worker in the cause of His Master. The conference has stationed him on different fields of labor and on every field he, by the help of God, has proved himself an able minister. He is well received by his co-laborers and since the division of the church he has been appointed presiding elder (representing the Radical party) for Kansas. At present he resides at Sharon, Kansas, where he is also the owner of a beautiful farm. He is married to Margaret Hodge and has a family of two children, namely: Mina and Uretta."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Rev. Christian Sherk
 
27463 From Reaman's "Trail of the Black Walnut",page 59:

"Sherk is a well known name in the Niagara Penninsula. The original settler who spelled his name Schoerg, came from Lancaster Co., Penn. U.S.A. in 1789, the revolutionists having burned his home because he sympathised with the British and harboured their officers. He bought his river farm, lot 6, con. 1 Willoughby twp. Welland County, along the Niagara River." Bertie and Humberstone twp's lie next to it, and many Stoners and Sherks were in those twp's later on. Joseph seems to have been this early settler's name. There was also a Joseph who went to Waterloo County. By Mrs. Young, also a Sherk relative, seven pioneer Sherks came to Bertie twp., but one wonders if they weren't sons of the first Joseph. I would say so.
I found five Sherks on the 1851 census who were likely five of the seven mentioned. Christian was in Haldimand, John, Joseph, Daniel and Ben were in Bertie twp. They ranged in age from 7 to 56 years, born U.S.A. Samuel who is Mrs. Young's ancestor, would also be one of the seven sons, and possibly Casper who went to Markham. Christian was born Canada, by census.
I stand to be corrected in thinking the above Sherks were sons of pioneer Joseph. But by Reaman's book, it sounds as if one pioneer Sherk in Welland. How the Joseph who went to Waterloo County was related I am not sure, but he likely was. Casper Sherk who settled in Markham twp. York Co. was brother to the Joseph in Waterloo. "Reaman." Also a Peter Sherk settled in Waterloo County in 1805. Perhaps a son of Joseph. No proof.
Back to "Trail of the Black Walnut", p. 109:

"In the fall of 1799 Joseph Sherk and Samuel Betzner (note, Joseph's wife was a Betzner) came from Franklin Co. Penn. U.S.A. to Canada. They arrived safely on the Canadian side of the Niagara River, and Shark spent the winter there, (one presumes with the Sherks) while Betzner went on to the vicinity of Ancaster and remained there until spring. In the spring Joseph Sherk and Samuel Betzner pressed on about twenty miles beyond the limits of civilization desiring to locate a fine river of which they had heard, the Grand. In 1800 Joseph Sherk bought 261 acres opposite to Doon. Richard Beasley owned the land, got into finincial difficulties and could not give them clear title. They had to raise $20,000 for 60,000 acres or loose all they had put in. Joseph Sherk and Sam Bricker agreed to go to their relatives in Pennsylvania to try to raise this sum. Sam's father was very ill and they were almost in despair. Here "Trail of the Black Walnut" and "The Trail of the Conestoga" differ. According to Reaman Bricker vent to his wife's people for help. This, according to Conestoga, was only partly true as Bricker married his wife while there, and their honeymoon was the trip back to Canada with the money slung under their light wagon, 'waegle', in a keg.
John and Jacob Erb accompanied them back to Canada. A joint company was formed called the German Company. Christian Eby had contributed $2500 of the money and his son Benjamin was secretary treasurer of the company. He later was made Bishop of the Mennonite church, and founded Kitchener, Ontario.
Among the earliest familiea to settle in Waterloo Co. were Benjamin, Daniel, Abraham, John, Joseph and Christian Eby. John, Daniel, Joseph, Christian and Abraham Weaver. Bowmans, John Moyer, Martin Overholt, Peter
Sherk, and the two Erbs, John and Jacob. By 1805 thirty five families were in the settlement.
Descendants of 11 John Fretz and Sherk:
This John Fretz came from Pennsylvania and settled in Welland County in 1800, the same year that another John Fretz settled in Lincoln Co. The two 'Johns' visited each other but were unable to establish a relationship.
11 John Frets, b. Feb. 8, 1749; died August 30, 1815. Md. Magdalena Fox of Pa., b. April 1, 1748; died Sept. 23, 1820. He was a wheel-wright, joiner and manufacturer of fanning mills and a member of the Dunkard Church. His ancestory is involved in doubt. By some of the connection he is supposed to have emigrated from Germany. He settled near Mannheim, in Lancaster Co., Pa. where probably all his children were born. In 1800 he emigrated to Welland Co. Can, with all his family except daughter Barbara and son Daniel. They were six weeks in making the journey, taking their live stock with them. At night, bells were put on the horses and cattle and they were turned out to pasture. After a milking, the milk was put into the churn, which was fastened to the hind part of the wagon, and their butter was churned by the motion of the wagon as they proceeded. On the 12th day of June they crossed the Niagara River on a raft. They swam the horses and cattle across They were helped by friendly Indians. John Fretz settled in Bertie Twp., Welland Co., Ontario on about 400 acres of land. He built a log house. Some time previous to his death he laid out a family burying ground on his property. He and his wife and several descendants are buried there. His children were:
I Barbara Fretz b. June 8, 1771, d. June 29, 1829; md. Abraham Winger. They stayed in Penn. for awhile after her folks left for Canada but came later and settled near her father. Their children were Abraham, John, Magdalena, Fanny, Barbara, Nancy and Susan Winger.
II Abraham Fretz b. Dec. 10, 1773, d. young.
III Rev. Daniel Fretz b Aug. 3, 1776, d. Aug. 16, 1864; md. Jemina Sullivan. Stayed in Penn. He a bishop of the German Baptist Church, an undertaker and manufacturer of fanning mills corn shellers and cutting boxes. No data on children, if any.
IV Jacob Frets b. June 3, 1779, d. Jan. 25, 1850; md. Barbara Sherk. No data on children.
V Peter Frets b. Feb. 28, 1781, d. Oct. 31, 1864; md. Mary Zavitz. No data.
VI Frances Frets b. Dec. 12, 1784, d. Mar. 3, 1810; md. John Sherk. No issue.
VII Mary Frets b. Sept. 25, 1788, d. Oct. 16, 1839; md. Joseph Sherk. They lived all their lives on lots 7 and 8, con. 14 Bertie Tvp., Welland Co., Ontario. No dates for him. Christian or Chrystal, their son, born about 1804, must have come to Haldimand County, Ont. quite early as I found him on the 1842 census in Rainham Twp. He married Anna Dauner, born about 1810 by census They had children: Elias, Joseph, Elizabeth, Mary Ann, called Folly and given as Anna Maria on tombstone, Lydia, Catherine, Fanny, Magdalena, Jacob, Benjamin, Anna, Josiah and Susanne.
1. Elias son of Christian Sherk b. 1829 or 1830; md. Catherine Cusler or Coosler. No children. Adopted 5 or 6; E]ias and Frances Bingleman, Catherine, Allen Hedder or Hedden and Ed Stephen. I am unsure whether this is two boys or two names.
2. Joseph Shark son of Christian Shark, b. Feb. 1, 1833, d. July 15, 1911. Md. Anna Swartz, b. Oct. 25, 1838, d. Mar, 28, 1870. On the 1871 census Joseph was alone with Hezikiah age 8 and Josiah age 4. Grave stones give Josiah as born 1866, died 1951; wife Margaret Featherston. 1868 - 1941 and Hezekiah Shark 1862 - 1938. No other data. Joseph (2) remarried to Elizabeth Overholt b June 12, 1838, d. April 16, 1916. One child - Melvin, unmarried; 1874- 1947. Was found in his home murdered, supposedly for the money that gossip said he had in the house. Joseph, his wife end sons are bur. in the Union Cemetery, Sweets Corners, Selkirk, Ont. west of South Cayuga.
3. Elizabeth Shark daughter of Christian Shark, b. about 1835, md. Jacob Snider. Children Annie b. about 1855, Joseph b. about 1856, Alma and Albert, twins b. about 1858, Emma about 1860. The approximate ages of these above from 1871 census. Given elsewhere ware also Joseph, James, Amelia and Graham. No dates.
4. Mary Ann (Anna Maria, on grave stone) called 'Polly' Shark, b. June 1837, d. Dec. 1921. Md. Andrew Bingleman from Haldimand Co., Ont. Rainham twp. See Bingleman for their family. (How Stoner's grandparents.) Andrew Bingleman died leaving young children. They were kept for some time by relatives. She remarried to Henry Rhora; no date.
5. Lydia Shark b. about 1838; md. Henry Hoover. Children: David, John, Adolphus, Annie, Josiahi lived near Selkirk, Ontario.
6. Catherine Shark b. about 1839 or 1840; md. Paul Effinger. Children: Eli, Susanne, Emma, Edward, Annie.
7. Francis "Fanny" Shark b. about 1841 or 1842; ad. August Helky. Children: Joanna, George, Arminta, Elias, Rosie, Mary, Fredrick, Henry.
8. Magdalene Shark, b. 1843 or 1844; md. Jacob Frets. Children: Benjamin, Abraham, Christian, Clara, Norman, Arminta, Manassah and Edward.
9. Jacob Shark b about 1846; md Augusta Thomas, Essex Co, Ont. Children: Etta, Sybilla, Dessmoro, Catherine Elizabeth, Theo.
10. Benjamin Shark b. about 1848; md. Caroline Reichala. Children: Josiah and John. They adopted Nora Nie. Josiah lived on the family homestead in Rainham twp. Haldimand Co., Ontario.
11 Annie Sherk b. Dec. 11, 1850, d. May 2, 1907; by cemetery readings md. Samual. Fess. Children: Allen, Loretta, Edward or William. Perhaps both names. Lanson A. born 1871, died 1881. Cemetery reading.
12 Josiah Sherk b. about 1853; md. Eliza Yoger. Children Lucy, John, Elmer, Palmer, Christian, Amos, Annie, Herman.
13. Susanna Sherk b. about 1856; md. John Eckard. Lived Selkirk, Rainham twp. Children: Annie, Ella, Sarah, Lanson, Winnie. Dates for these Sherks are mostly from census. They are Howard Stoner's grandmother, her parents, grandparents and brothers and sisters.
Now we go back to Christian or Chrystal's brothers and sisters. Children of Mary Fretz and Joseph Sherk. Chrystal is given as I. Re II, Frances III, Elizabeth IV, Catherine V, Annie VI, Mary VII, Barbara VIII, Christina IX, Andrew X, Joseph XI.
II Regina Sherk daughter of Joseph and Mary Shark md. Henry Zimmer Rainham twp. Haldimand Co., Ontario. Children: Joseph, Annie, Mary, Samuel, Catherine, Bernard, Elizabeth, Susan, Henry; no dates.
III Frances Sherk, daughter of Joseph Sherk and Mary Fretz; md Sam Neff, Welland Co., Ont. Children: Elizabeth, Caroline, Chrystal or Christian, Leve Ephriam, Frances. No dates.
IV Elizabeth Sherk daughter of Joseph Sherk and Mary b. Mar. 27, 1814, d. Mar. 25, 1887; md. Bernard Werner from France. Men minister. Children: George, Jacob, Mary, John, Levi, Julia, Elizabeth. Jacob lived in Edmonton, Alta.
V Catherine Sherk daughter of Joseph and Mary Sherk; md. Dudrick Hoover. Lived Rainham twp. Children: Benjamin, Aaron, Simeon, Moses, Joseph.
VI Annie Sherk daughter of Mary and Joseph Sherk; md. Rev. Moses Sider, Wainfleet, Ont. One child, Andrew Sider.
VII Mary Sherk, died young.
VIII Barbara Sherk b. Oct. 21, 1823 Welland Co.; md. Christian Sider. Children: Anna Sider, Mary Sider, Christie, Julian, Joseph, Sarah, John, Emma, Barbara, Christian, Melissa, Fannie.
IX Christine Sherk; md. John Foreman. Shoemaker in South Cayuga twp. Children: Julia, Joseph, Jacob, Henry, Mary, Christopher, Tryphena, Thyphesa, Frances John, Sarah Andrew Foreman.
X Andrew Sherk md. Elizabeth Sider. Children: Anna Sherk (dec'd), William Sherk (Dec'd), Henry Sherk, Joseph, Mary, Fidellan, Chris Elizabeth and Menno Sherk.
XI Joseph Shark aid. Catharine Heximer. Farmer, Mennonite. Children: Elizabeth Sherk, Ephraim, Hubbard, Emmanuel, Richard, Andrew Sherk and Mary Sherk (dec'd). 
Christina Sherk
 
27464 Cyrus Sherk, "is married and resides in South Dakota where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Cyrus Sherk
 
27465 Daniel Sherk, "son of John and Elizabeth (Fretz) Sherk, was born near Sherkston, Welland County, Ontario, April 7th, 1806. He was married to Susannah, daughter of Frederick Philip and Nancy (DeMoss) Herner. She was born August 9th, 1817, and died May 12th, 1886. Soon after their marriage they moved on a farm about two miles north of New Dundee where he died January 26th, 1858. His family consisted of eleven children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Daniel Sherk
 
27466 died in infancy Daughter Sherk
 
27467 Rev. David Shirk, "was born September 9th, 1801. On January 30th, 1827, he was married to Elizabeth Betzner who was born May 10th, 1811, and died at her son Benjamin's place, August 26th, 1894. On July 2nd, 1837, Mr. Shirk was ordained as a deacon of the Mennonite Church and on December 2nd, 1838, he was ordained as a minister of the same body for the Strasburg, Hagey and Wanner field of labor. In his long and dutiful services rendered unto the congregations of his charge he preached many a spiritual and instructive sermon and in his time was considered one of the ablest ministers of the Mennonite body. He died near Doon where he resided on his father's old homestead, (This old homestead comprises lot No. 11, Broken Front, Beasley Block, S. R.) September 19th 1882. His family consisted of ten children"1a

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Died, on the 19th of September, near Preston, in Waterloo Co., Ontario, of the infirmities of old age, Pre. David Sherk, aged 82 years and 22 days. He was in the ministry nearly 44 years, and had served as deacon several years previously. He is said to have been the first white child born in Waterloo county. He leaves a widow and two sons and three daughters to mourn his departure. Services were held by A. Hunsperger, Elias Weber and Jacob Mensch, the latter from Pennsylvania. Text, Rev. 5:5, 10 and I Tim. 1:15.
He was a faithful laborer in the cause of Christ, using every means at his command to spread the gospel and lead sinners to God. He visited, and preached, and wrote as long as his physical powers permitted him to do so. He was active also in circulating papers, having books and pamphlets printed and circulated which might have a tendency to enlighten the people, encourage the Christian, and awaken in God,s people a more earnest Christian life. His last work in this direct was the compiling and arranging for the publication of the little work recently issued in the German language, "Non-Conformity to the World." The English is now in press and will be out in a couple of weeks. Writing to the Editor he said, he thought this would probably be his last work in this direction, and so it proved as the Lord called him away before the English edition was published.
He was a warm friend of our church paper, the Herald of Truth from its first appearance and labored zealously for its success. Many will long remember the earnest labors of our departed brother, and thank the Lord for his kind admonition and words of cheer on the pilgrimage of life. Peace to his ashes.2a

2aObituary - Herald of Truth, Nov 1, 1882

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Sherk, David (1801-1882)

David Sherk (1801-1882) was a leading Mennonite Church (MC) minister. He was born in 1801, the sixth child of Joseph Schoerg, who came to Waterloo County, Ont. in 1800 from Franklin County, PA. David married Elizabeth Betzner (1811-94) in 1827. They had ten children. Two of his daughters were successively the wives of Jacob Gingerich (1840-1920), preacher of the Hagey and Wanner congregations. About 1837 David Sherk was ordained deacon for the Hagey Mennonite Church and the following year served as minister for the three churches of Strasburg, Hagey and Wanner. In his time he was considered one of the leading ministers of the Ontario Mennonite Conference (MC). He was the author of Nonconformity to the World (Elkhart, 1882), 72 pp. He died in 1882.3a

3aFretz, Joseph C. "Sherk, David (1801-1882)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 14 Nov 2005

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Wanner Mennonite Church
Begun: 1829

A small wooden meeting house was built in 1829 on a corner of the farm belonging to Samuel Bechtel which was located in the vicinity of the present-day regional headquarters of the Ministry of Natural Resources near the intersection of Highways 24 and 401. The site for this community meeting house, as well as a school and a burial ground, had been chosen on August 8, 1829. The land was donated by Samuel Bechtel and his wife Barbara (Baumann) on March 15, 1830. A new meeting house, of white brick, was built in 1837 on the east side of Henry Wanner's farm, somewhat north of the first meeting house. Meetings at first were held every eight weeks. The deed of land for the meeting house known as Wanner's was dated October 15, 1837. Early preachers were David Sherk, who had been ordained by Benjamin Eby in July 1837, Jacob Bretz, Jr., and Joseph Hagey.
Joseph Hagey was ordained bishop in 1851. During his time divisions occurred in the church by a surge of enthusiasm for a Methodist form of revivalism. Solomon Eby of Port Elgin, who announced his own conversion in December 1869, was leader of a group which believed that members could be converted through participation in revival meetings. John Baer of Wanner's became associated with Solomon Eby, and was compelled to leave the church in the spring of 1874, as were Eby and his other followers. The new church movement resulted in organization conferences which culminated in the conference on March 23, 1875 at Bloomingdale where New Mennonites and Reforming (or Reformed) Mennonites joined together as United Mennonites. The United Mennonites favored revival meetings, Sunday Schools and prayer meetings, and were opposed to the use of alcohol and tobacco.
The date of construction of the meeting house which replaced the one built in 1837 is somewhat in doubt. It is possible that a new building was erected in the early 1870s; it is also possible that the 1837 building only underwent extensive renovations at that time. There is no doubt, however, that a new brown brick church was built in 1938. An education wing was added in 1969.
The earliest Mennonite Sunday School in North America was begun in 1842 and was held jointly by the Wanner and Hagey Meeting Houses. It was discontinued after a short time because of a division of opinion within the congregations. An attempt was made later, in the mid-1860s, to begin another Sunday School, but this, too, did not last long. Many years later, on June 10, 1896, a meeting was held to organize a Sunday School. Anson Groh was appointed superintendent..4a

4aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

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Preston (Bechtel or Hagey) Mennonite Church

The second meeting house in Waterloo County was built, probably in 1814, by John Erb, a wealthy miller of Preston. This brick meeting house served as a community church and was located "near Jacob Hagey's", which was on the road running from the top of the Kress Hill west and "adjoining the Kitchener Highway" (Witmer 1967:26). Another meeting house, known as the Union Meeting House, was built in the area around 1824. A meeting was held in the Union church on November 20, 1824 to commence recording the accounts of the congregation in Hagey's Deacon Book. The deed of land for the Union Meeting House and burial ground, which was for one acre of part Lot 22, Beasley's Broken Front, was transacted in 1835.
Hagey Meeting House was buiilt of red brick in 1842 on part Lot 23, just north of Preston on the west side of the Breslau Road, and slightly north of the Union Meeting House site. The deed, dated February 2, 1842, recorded the purchase of the land from John Hilborn and stressed that the property was to be for "the purpose of public worship by the Mennonist Society" (Witmer 1967:28). Joseph Bechtel was the first minister in the area, from 1804-1837; he was followed by David Sherk (1838-1843). Next came Joseph Hagey (1844-1877), who was ordained bishop in 1851, and then Jacob B. Gingrich from 1878 to 1901. Services were held every four weeks until 1890 when bi-weekly services were begun. A Sunday School was established in 1842 with the congregation of Wanner Meeting House near Hespeler, but it was discontinued because of a difference of opinion regarding the need for Sunday Schools. On April 26, 1891 a Sunday School was organized at Hagey's, with deacon Abraham Oberholtzer as superintendent. Five years later, on June 10, 1896, a Sunday School was organized at the Wanner church.
Major changes were made to the church building in 1927-1928 when the basement was excavated, new windows were installed and the roof was raised two feet. Fire on January 15, 1950 caused extensive damage to the interior and furnishings of the church. The building was completely renovated and also enlarged at the same time; dedication was on July 2, 1950. Another fire, on Feburary 19, 1953, completely destroyed the church. A congregational decision was made to build a new church, on Concession Road in Preston, and the cornerstone was laid on Thanksgiving Day, October 12, 1953. Official dedication services in the new Preston Mennonite Church were held on May 16, 1954. The building was enlarged in the summer of 1989.5a

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Pioneer Park (Weber/Strasburg) Christian Fellowship Mennonite Church

Early services were held in the homes of the first settlers, perhaps as early as 1833. Services often were held at the home of David Weber who lived across from where the church would be located. David Sherk was ordained deacon to serve the group in 1837, and in the next year, 1838, he was ordained minister. He was followed in 1840 by John Steckle (Stoeckle).
In 1842, David Weber donated one acre of land for a meeting house and burial ground. The deed was dated March 23, 1854, although the meeting house had been built in 1843. A new yellow brick church was built in 1894 on the same site. Noah Stauffer, who had been ordained in 1876 to assist John Steckle, was minister at the time. A Sunday School was organized in the 1890s; Sunday School records date from 1898. In 1899 the first Bible Conference to be held in an Ontario Mennonite church was held in the Weber church.
In 1971-1972 the church was enlarged and completely renovated. During that time - from October 17, 1971 to January 23, 1972 - the congregation met in the Herbert Feick home on Doon Village Road. On September 24, 1872 the congregation celebrated the 130th Anniversary of the building of the first meeting house. The name of the church was changed to Pioneer Park Christian Fellowship Mennonite Church in 1972.
In 1951 the congregation had purchased from Clifford Snider an additional acre of land located behind the church. In 1976, for the sum of $1, the congregation acquired a sixty-five foot strip of land along the south edge of the church property from Major Holdings & Development Co. A new church was built within several feet of the old yellow brick one which was removed; the date on the cornerstone is 1980. The 150th Anniversary of the construction of the first meeting house is to be celebrated in 1993. 6a

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Partial demo slated for heritage site
Rear annex of 330 Joseph Schoerg Cres. to be demolished in coming months



Owners of the Schoerg farmhouse at 330 Joseph Schoerg Cres., are working on a plan to complete the restoration of the property, which has sat vacant for a number of years. The restoration will include a partial demolition of its rear annex, which is structurally unsound.

Kitchener Post By Laurie Snell


The old Schoerg family farmhouse at 330 Joseph Schoerg Cres. is the next heritage property in Kitchener to face demolition \emdash a partial demolition of its rear annex to fix what's currently deemed unsafe.

That's because given the choice \emdash to demolish it entirely and build a brand new home, or to spend the time and money to repair the rundown heritage home \emdash Pat George and his JHS Properties team opted to save it.

They just didn't think it would take so long, nor did they plan on having to demolish any part of it.

"It's been a long process, that's for sure," George said. "We just thought, it's a cultural area and if we could save the house we would do it."

George's company purchased the property and surrounding land to build the Deer Ridge subdivision in the late 1990s. They have been trying to repair the heritage-designated farmhouse ever since.

The-two-and-a-half-storey, red brick house is a classic example of a Mennonite Georgian style building. David Sherk, son of early pioneer Joseph Schoerg, built the homestead in 1830. It is believed that Sherk was the first non-native child born in what would soon become Waterloo County, and his building it is one reason for the farmhouse's heritage designation.

"Looking back, would I do it again? Probably not, because I didn't realize all of what is involved here and how bad the house was," George said. "At the time it seemed like a worthwhile thing to do."

He added, the company has spent well over $100,000 just to gut the house and temporarily hold up the rear annex, which was a later addition to the house. To fix it, according to City of Kitchener documents from 2007, would cost upwards of $235,000.

"At one point, we had a report that indicated the house was possibly better than what it was," he said. "It was pretty run down."

"When we actually started the process, the house was vacant and the prior owner had applied for a demolition permit. We basically decided we would attempt to save the house, which became a lot longer process and a lot more involved than what we had ever imagined."

The bad news just kept coming.

"There were major problems where roof troughs were collapsing and the wiring was totally shot prior to us taking ownership of the house," George said. "People did interior renovations where they cut through structural beams to put stairs in and create washrooms in different areas, so they structurally had done a lot of damage to the house that wasn't apparent."

So now that the Deer Ridge subdivision around the heritage site is near complete, George said his team is again trying to create a Heritage Kitchener-approved plan that would bring the old farmhouse back to life.

George said the goal is to complete the rest of the project in six to seven months.

"We're still working on it. We've got blueprints being prepared right now that will shortly be submitted to Heritage Kitchener in coming months," he said.

George said because people occasionally break into the property, they regularly check on the property, ensuring it's boarded up and well-secured.

In an interview last month, Leon Bensason, the city's cultural heritage co-ordinator, said properties such as this one continue to be a concern. When it comes to protecting heritage properties, "The city can't do this alone," he said.

"It's been vacant for a number of years," Bensason said, adding that's a red flag.

It's unclear how long 330 Joseph Schoerg Cres. has been unoccupied, but George said it's been vacant as long as they've owned it. Though, he was uncertain of the date it was purchased.

"We've been trying to work with the property owner again, trying to ensure that the property is adequately maintained and hopefully find a tenant or a new owner for the property who wants to restore it," Bensason said.

"A lot of responsibility lays with the property owner.

You have to have a property owner who is willing to maintain the property, and willing to ensure heritage attributes are well cared for."

It's especially difficult for the city to monitor the site if the property is both privately-owned and vacant, he added.

"There is a measure of protection under the property standards bylaw," Bensason said. "That ensures the city undertakes inspections every couple of years to understand which of those designated properties are vacant. Those are the ones that are most at risk."7a

7aPartial demo slated for heritage site. (2016). Kitchenerpost.ca. Retrieved 2 June 2016, from http://www.kitchenerpost.ca/news-story/6700522-partial-demo-slated-for-heritage-site/ 
Rev. David Sherk
 
27468 The Schoerg Homestead, located at 381 Pioneer Tower Road, is situated on a ridge overlooking the Grand River Valley in Pioneer Tower West, City of Kitchener. The two-and-a-half-storey red-brick building was designed in the Mennonite Georgian style, and constructed circa 1830 by David Sherk.
The property was designated for its heritage value by the City of Kitchener under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act (By-law 2003-227).

The Schoerg Homestead is a classic representation of the Mennonite Georgian style. The house is a two-and-a-half-storey dwelling, constructed of hand-made red-brick, with a two-storey wood frame wing to the rear. The structure is in sound condition and has been altered very little from its original appearance. The brick portion of the home is set upon a foundation of rough squared granite stone. The fieldstone foundation of the two-storey rear wing suggests an earlier farmhouse may have existed at this location. 
Rev. David Sherk
 
27469 Breslau United Brethren in Christ Church

Begun: c.1866 Closed: c.1893

Part of the Waterloo Circuit of the United Brethren in Christ, the congregation was added to the Circuit in 1866-1867 when the pastors were Revs. A.B. Sherk, D.B. Sherk , Henry Krupp and G. Rutt. At the Quarterly Conference of the United Brethren in Christ on July 18, 1868 approval was given for the purchase of a site for a church at Breslau. The church was built later in that year. Discussion at the Quarterly Conference on February 10, 1883 concerned a refusal to transfer a lease from the Mennonites to the Lutherans for use of the church building - whether because the church premises were being shared with the Mennonites or because the United Brethren in Christ was no longer an active congregation is not known.1a

1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011] 
Rev. David B. Sherk
 
27470 Although early meetings are reported to have begun in the Roseville area as early as 1860, it was not until 1881 that Rev. George Backus of New Dundee came to the area to conduct regular services in Roseville homes on Sunday evenings. The first services were held in the home of Mrs. Jacob Bricker ; there were seven charter members in the group. Shortly after this time, c.1884, the present church building, which was originally of frame and dates to 1852 when it belonged to a Lutheran Congregation, was bought from the Wesleyan Methodists who had acquired it earlier from the Lutherans. The first United Brethren in Christ pastors after Rev. Backus were Revs. David B. Sherk and Jacob. B. Bowman . 1a

1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011] 
Rev. David B. Sherk
 
27471 Rev. David B. Sherk, "was born November 29th, 1837. When a young man he was converted unto the Lord and has since his conversion been a true follower of His Master. Some thirty years ago he entered the ministry of the United Brethren in Christ for which body he has labored up to the present. Several years ago he was chosen Presiding Elder of the church for the Canadian field of labor. There is scarcely a man in Ontario who has a wider circle of friends and acquaintances, embracing all classes and creeds, than Rev. Mr. Sherk has. As a minister he is well received by all denominations holding the same spiritual views in regard to regeneration as the Brethren do. His preaching is plain, practical and impressive and his method of delivering his sermons is to use the plainest and simplest language so as to make himself understood by all classes of his audience. He is married to Sarah Hershey and resides in the town of Berlin. To them are born three children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Roseville United Brethren in Christ Church

Although early meetings are reported to have begun in the Roseville area as early as 1860, it was not until 1881 that Rev. George Backus of New Dundee came to the area to conduct regular services in Roseville homes on Sunday evenings. The first services were held in the home of Mrs. Jacob Bricker; there were seven charter members in the group. Shortly after this time, c.1884, the present church building, which was originally of frame and dates to 1852 when it belonged to a Lutheran Congregation, was bought from the Wesleyan Methodists who had acquired it earlier from the Lutherans. The first United Brethren in Christ pastors after Rev. Backus were Revs. David B. Sherk and Jacob. B. Bowman. The congregation remained on a circuit until 1969 when the connection ended with New Dundee and Roseville became independent. A parsonage was purchased in 1971 and on September 9, 1973 a sod-breaking ceremony was held for the Christian Education addition. Dedication services were held on October 6, 1974.
A split in the United Brethren in Christ in 1889 resulted in two groups calling themselves by that name. One group joined the Congregationals in 1906. The other group remained United Brethren in Christ until November 16, 1946 when most congregations of the United Brethen in Christ organization joined with the Evangelical Church to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church - later to join with the United Church on January 1, 1968. This congregation is one of three United Brethren in Christ Churches in Waterloo County today. The others are Stanley Park in Kitchener, and New Dundee. The headquarters of the church is in Huntington, Indiana.
Although the building was originally of frame construction, remodelling and renovations have resulted in the church building of today.2a

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

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Breslau United Brethren in Christ Church

Part of the Waterloo Circuit of the United Brethren in Christ, the congregation was added to the Circuit in 1866-1867 when the pastors were Revs. A.B. Sherk, D.B. Sherk, Henry Krupp and G. Rutt. At the Quarterly Conference of the United Brethren in Christ on July 18, 1868 approval was given for the purchase of a site for a church at Breslau. The church was built later in that year. Discussion at the Quarterly Conference on February 10, 1883 concerned a refusal to transfer a lease from the Mennonites to the Lutherans for use of the church building - whether because the church premises were being shared with the Mennonites or because the United Brethren in Christ was no longer an active congregation is not known.
Breslau is listed for the last time in the Financial Report of November 18, 1893. In June 1896 arrangements were made with the "Trustees of the Breslau Church ... to make arrangements to loan [the church] organ for use in the United Brethren Church at West Montrose ... ." In December of the next year, 1897, the Breslau Trustees were given permission to rent the church. Permission was granted later (January 12, 1901) to sell the church.3a

3aWaterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose 
Rev. David B. Sherk
 
27472 Douglas Weston Sherk

Douglas Weston Sherk of Bute Street, Ayr passed away at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener on Tuesday, September 1st. He was in his 62nd year. Born in Blenheim Township, he was a son of the late Melvin Sherk and Mary Elizabeth Brown. A love of planes led him to get his pilot's licence and as a young man he flew for companies in Canada's North-west. Later he came back to his home town of Ayr where he joined other family members in the operation of Sherk Sales and Service, a Chrysler and Case dealership and garage. When the garage closed in 1982, Doug joined the staff at Pinder Fleet, a Kitchener truck dealership. He was a 20 year director and past president of the Waterloo-Wellington Flying Club; a director of the Ayr Centennials Jr. hockey club; and member of Canadian Pork Barbecuing organizing committee. Surviving are his wife, the former Phyllis Mackie; a son Tom of Roseville; a daughter Laurel and her husband Jeff Bhagar of Toronto; brothers Raymond (Tyke), William and James, all of Ayr; sisters Mrs. William (Margaret) Makins of Bayfield, Mrs. John (Elizabeth) Kostiuk of Baltimore, Md., and Esther Mitchell of Ayr. Predeceased by a twin brother David William. Rested at the Ayr Chapel of the Wm. Kipp Funeral Home where funeral service was conducted on Friday by Rev. James Young of Knox United Church, Ayr. Cremation. Interment Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News 9 Sep 1992 pg 14 
Douglas Weston Sherk
 
27473 Eli Sherk, "was born October 20th, 1818. He was married to Mary Reesor. They resided at Caledonia, Michigan, where he died September 23rd, 1868. His family consisted of four children, namely Henry, Anna, Joseph and one whose name was not received, died in infancy."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Eli Sherk
 
27474 Elizabeth Scherch, "is married to Abram Honsperger. They reside about four miles north-west of the town of Waterloo. They have a large family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Hunsberger. - Elizabeth Sherk was born Jan. 30, 1843; died June 20, 1924; aged 81 y. 5 m. 21 d. On April 1, 1862, she was united in holy matrimony with Abraham Hunsberger, who predeceased her 11 years. To this union were born 8 sons and four daughters, of whom 4 sons and 1 daughter predeceased her; leaving 4 sons, 3 daughters, 14 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild to mourn her loss. The funeral services were held from her late home in Waterloo, Ont., to the Waterloo Mennonite Church, and burial in the cemetery several miles west of the town. The services were conducted by brethren E. C. Bowman, Jonas Snider, and Oscar Burkholder.1a

1aThe Gospel Herald - Volume XVII, Number 15 - July 10, 1924 - page 319 
Elizabeth Sherk
 
27475 Elizabeth Sherk, "the eldest, was born May 15th, 1816. She is married to Henry Simmons, a farmer. They reside in South Easthope Township, Perth County, Ontario. To them were born seven children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Sherk
 
27476 Elizabeth Sherk, "was married to George Couzens, a farmer. They resided in Elma, Perth County, Ontario, where she died May 9th, 1863, leaving a family of two sons named Isaac and Charles."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Sherk
 
27477 Elizabeth Shirk, "was born July 27th, 1845. She was married to Rev. Jacob B. Gingerich and resides on part of the old "Sherk Homestead." To them were born ten children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Gingrich. - Elizabeth Sherk, wife of the late Jacob B. Gingrich, was born July 27, 1845; died Nov. 12, 1934; aged 89 y. 3 m. 15 d. She became a member of the Mennonite Church in her early years. She was married to Jacob B. Gingrich in 1866, who was ordained to the ministry of the Mennonite Church 12 years later and who preceded her in death in the year 1920. To this union were born 10 children: Mary (Mrs. Martin Boyer), John (who died in infancy), Enoch, Norman, Dilman, Elizabeth (Mrs. W. K. Jacobs), Nancy (Mrs. Levi Hostetler), Jacob, Samuel (died in 1904), Barbara (died, 1911) ; also 24 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren living.1a

1aGospel Herald - Vol. XXVII, No. 35 - November 29, 1934 - pages 754,755 
Elizabeth Sherk
 
27478 Elizabeth Sherk, "was born January 1st, 1855. She is married to Daniel Hibner. They reside in Berlin where he is engaged in manufacturing furniture. Mr. Hibner has been mayor of Berlin for the years 1894 and 1895."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth "Bessie" Sherk
 
27479 BOWMAN, Betzy On Friday, June 24, 2011, at the K.W. Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, Kitchener. Betzy Bowman (Sherk) in her 76th year, of RR1, St. Clements, was the wife of John M. Bowman; mother of Tobias and Elizabeth Bowman of Wallenstein, Rebecca and Anson Martin of Linwood, Allen Bowman (Louisa 2009), Israel and Melinda Bowman, Edna and Joseph Martin all of St. Clements and Annie and Isaiah Martin of Elmira. Also survived by three brothers and five sisters. She was the daughter of the late Emanuel and Maryann Sherk and was also predeceased by one daughter Betzy (1973). The interment will take place at Martin Mennonite Cemetery, Wellesley Township, on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Arrangements entrusted to the Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 26 Jun 2011 
Elizabeth "Betsy" Sherk
 
27480 Elmina H. Sherk, "was born May 3rd, 1879."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elmina H. Sherk
 
27481 MITCHELL, Esther Irene (nee Sherk)

Peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Monday, September 12, 2011, of Paris and formerly of Ayr, in her 68th year. Beloved wife to the late Allen (1993); loved mom to Scott (Lisa), the late Tim (2006) and Greg (Melanie); cherished grammie to Daniel, Carter, Bailey, Brook, and Darlene; dear sister to Margaret Makins (Bill), Jim Sherk (Gail), and Liz Kostuik (John) and sister- in-law to Phyllis and Joan Sherk. Also survived by several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Melvin and Mary Sherk, and brothers Ray "Tyke", Doug, Bill and David (infant). Friends may call at the Ayr Chapel, Wm. Kipp Funeral Home , 183 Northumberland Street, Ayr on Thursday, September 15, 2011, 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. for Memorial Visitation. A Memorial Service will be held at Calvary Church, Ayr (beside Funeral Home) on Friday at 11:00 A.M. Interment Ayr Cemetery. Donations to Stedman Hospice or the Lisaard House would be appreciated. Online condolences or donations may be arranged through www.wmkippfuneralhome.com or by contacting Wm. KIPP 519-632-8228

The Waterloo Region Record Sep 15 2011
 
Esther Irene Sherk
 
27482 Eva H. Sherk, "was born June 23rd, 1866. She is married to Daniel Wilhelm, an agent. They reside at New Hamburg, Ontario, and have a family of three children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Eva H. Sherk
 
27483 Dr. Frederick H. Sherk, "a native of Ontario, spent his boyhood in attending the public school. When pretty well up in his "teens" he passed the teachers' examination and spent several years in teaching in this county. In 1887 he entered the Toronto University and Medical College where he studied medicine. After having taken four full terms, he graduated and received his degree of M.D. and is now practicing at Sault St. Marie, Algoma, Ontario. He is married to May Cunningham."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Dr. Frederick Hershey Sherk
 
27484 Hannah Sherk, "is married to William Near, a farmer. They reside near Iowa City, Iowa."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Sherk
 
27485 Hannah Sherk, "was born August 27th, 1847. She is unmarried and resides in Toronto, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Sherk
 
27486 Hannah Sherk, "was born February 2nd, 1828. She was married to Joseph Rosenberger. They resided in Preston where he died."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Sherk
 
27487 TAVES, Iva Ruth 1928 - 2011

Dr. Iva Taves, died peacefully, at Freeport Hospital, on Tuesday afternoon, March 29, 2011. She was predeceased by her first husband ,Harvey Taves, in 1965 (Mennonite Central Committee Director) and will be missed by her family; John W. Snyder (married November 16, 1991); John’s children, Jed (Michele Dickinson) of Cambridge, Patricia (Christopher Dustin) of Thompson CT, Julia (Hans Behrendt) of Berlin and granddaughter Abigail Dustin; Iva’s family, Mila, Mark, Jilienne, Caitie, Jacob and Jesse Reusser, Mary Taves, Ruth Fallding, Saul and Jimmy Sotomayor, Harold and Ruth Sherk, Arthur and Anne Sherk, Mildred Kreider and an extended Sherk family. She was predeceased by her parents, Mila (Senor) and J. Harold Sherk. Iva was the Laboratory Director and Pathologist, at the Kitchener Waterloo Hospital, for almost all of her 37 year career. She modeled and required the highest standards of professionalism. Iva was the first female President of the Ontario Association of Pathologists, 1972-1973. She served on Hospital Laboratory Accreditation Committees and was a meticulous diagnostician, and administrator. Friends and relatives are invited to share their memories of Iva with her family, on Saturday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo. The service to celebrate her life and faith will be held at Rockway Mennonite Church, 32 Weber Street West, Kitchener, on Sunday, April 3, 2011, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Scott Brubaker-Zehr officiating. Immediately following the service, friends and relatives are invited to remain at Rockway Church, for lunch and a time of visiting. A family committal service, will be held Saturday morning, April 2, at Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener.

Waterloo Region Record 1 Apr 2011 
Dr. Iva Ruth Sherk
 
27488 Jacob Sherk, "was born August 18th, 1795. He was married to Hannah Bechtel (No. 753). They resided on the farm now in possession of Noah Betzner on the west side of the Grand River, near Breslau. Here he died of cholera, August 6th, 1834. His family consisted of eleven children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Sherk
 
27489 Jacob Sherk, "was born December 5th, 1850. He is married to Eliza Ann Bagot. They reside in Vancouver, British Columbia.1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Sherk
 
27490 Jeremiah Sherk, "resides in Wilmot Township and has his home at Ezra Cressman's. He is not married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jeremiah Sherk
 
27491 John Sherk, "is married and is a resident of South Dakota where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John Sherk
 
27492 John H. Sherk, "twin brother to Daniel, was born May 9th, 1870. He is married to Ida Erb and resides on his father's place near Strasburg where he is engaged in farming. To them is born one child named Perlous."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John Hallman Sherk
 
27493 J. Hubert Sherk

J. Hubert Sherk, 64, of 2993 King St., East, died suddenly, at his home, Wednesday, from a heart attack. Born in Port Elgin, he had farmed for many years at Centreville. He was a member of Bethany United Misionary Church and was senior deacon, class leader of the church for many years and Sunday school superintendent and teacher. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Moses Sherk, he was predeceased by his first wife, the former Lydia Troxel, Feb. 10, 1946 and by his second wife, the former Mary Dodd. He is survived by his third wife, the former Florence Laing: four sons, Rev. J. Harold of Hyattsville, Md.; Eldon T., RR 1, Platteville: W. Floyd of New Dundee, Paul of Toronto; three daughters, Mrs. Eric (Olive) Bolton of Kitchener, Mrs. Victor (Grace) Rosenberger of Breslau, Mrs. Herbert (Isabel) Frey of Aylmer: two brothers, Abram of East Tawas, Mich., Floyd of Freemont, Ohio, one sister, Catharine Sherk of Grand Rapids, Mich.: 27 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Ratz-Bechlel Funeral Home, until noon Saturday, when removal will be made to Bethany United Missionary Church, where a funeral service will be conducted by Rev. L. K. Sider, at 3 p.m. Interment will be in First Mennonite Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 19 Apr 1962 pg 5 
John Hubert "Hubert" Sherk
 
27494 Burkholder, Laura Leah, daughter of Benjamin B. and Nancy Sherk, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Oct. 25, 1881; died in Zurich, Ont., June 3, 1954, while attending church conference; aged 72y. 7 m. 9 d. On Nov. 27, 1901, she was united in marriage with Phares Daniel Burkholder, who predeceased her in March, 1928. To this union were born A. Lorne; Harold L., who died in May, 1933; Harvey A. and Helen, who died at the age of 5 months. Florence, daughter of Bishop Norman B. Stauffer, was adopted in infancy. Thirteen grandchildren survive. She was a regular attendant and faithful member of the Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, having served as teacher of both Sunday school and summer Bible school. Her life, devoted to God's service, was truly an inspiration to others. Funeral services at Wideman's Church on June 6, were conducted by Emerson McDowell.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 29 - July 20, 1954 page 693, 694 
Laura Leah Sherk
 
27495 Livia A. Sherk, "is married to George Aldred, a merchant. They reside at Parkdale, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lavina A. Sherk
 
27496 Levi Sherk, "was born November 23rd, 1820. He was married to Catharine Shupe. They resided at Parmalee, Berry County, Michigan, where he was engaged in farming. His death took place August 13th, 1886. Their family consisted of one son, named Aaron."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Levi Sherk
 
27497 Loretta May Sherk, "was born May 30th, 1873. She is married to Samuel Gehman, a farmer. They reside near Dumfries Station and have a family of one child, named Pearl."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Loretta May Sherk
 
27498 Lucy Ann Sherk, "was born February 13th, 1862. She is married to Henry Foreman, a dealer in boots and shoes. They reside in Berlin and have one child, named Alma."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lucy Ann Sherk
 
27499 Maria H. Sherk, "was born September 15th, 1867. She is married to James Haws. They reside several miles south of Haysville, Ontario. To them is born one child named Mable."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Maria H. Sherk
 
27500 Mary Sherk, "the youngest child of Daniel and Susannah (Herner) Sherk, is married to James Nicholson. They reside near Bluevale, Huron County, Ontario, where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Sherk
 
27501 Mary Shirk, "was born February 4th, 1837. She was married to Rev. Jacob B. Gingerich. They resided on part of the old "Shirk Homestead" opposite the village of Doon where she died May 3rd, 1866. She was blessed with one son named David who died in infancy."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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December 8, 1836 - A daughter of Mr. Scherk of Waterloo died at 3 1/2 years of age. Her little sister and little brother died 4 days before her, all from scarlet fever.2a

2aCanada Museum and Allgemeine Zeitung, December 29, 1836 
Mary Sherk
 
27502 Mary E. Sherk, "followed teaching for a number of years but is now married to William H. Becker. They reside in Berlin where he is proprietor of the largest bookstore in town."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary E. Sherk
 
27503 Moses Sherk, "is married and resides in South Dakota where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Moses Sherk
 
27504 Moses Sherk, "was born March 31st, 1849. He was married to Caroline Huber. They reside in Michigan where he is farming. Their family is as follows:..., and another son whose name was not received"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Rev Moses Sherk
 
27505 Nancy Sherk, "died, aged some thirty years. She was never married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Nancy Sherk
 
27506 Reuben Sherk, "was born February 4th, 1840. On March 8th, 1864, he was married to Leah B., daughter of John and Sallie (Bergey) Hallman. She was born October 13th, 1844. They reside about one mile south of Strasburg where he is engaged in farming. To them was born the following family"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Reuben H. Sherk
 
27507 Samuel Sherk, "was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, April 19th, 1792. On August 20th, 1815, he was married to Magdalena Break (No. 1169) who was born April 3rd, 1796, and died September 8th, 1862. After their marriage they settled on the east side of the Grand River about two miles south of Breslau. In 1866 Mr. Sherk left his old home and moved to near Caledonia, Kent County, Michigan, where he spent the evening of his life. During his whole life he was a true follower of His Master and a worthy member of the River Brethren Church, so that he may be classed with the good and remembered with the just. He departed his well spent life September 17th, 1874. His family consisted of ten children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Samuel Sherk
 
27508 Samuel Sherk, "was born May 7th, 1866. He is unmarried and is engaged with Breithaupt Leather Company in Berlin."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Samuel B. Sherk
 
27509 Rev. Samuel Sherk, "was born November 3rd, 1822. He resides near Caledonia, Michigan, where he is the possessor of a beautiful farm. He is a member of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church, of which body he is a minister. He has proved to be one of the instruments through whom the Lord has done much good in proclaiming the precious gospel unto a dying world. Many have been brought from darkness into light through his labors in the Lord's vineyard. He is married to Sarah Schiedel and has a family of five children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Rev. Samuel S. Sherk
 
27510 Sarah Sherk, "was born August 11th, 1831. She is married to George Ball, a farmer. They reside in Missouri, U. S."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Sherk
 
27511 Sally Ann Sherk, "is married to Fletcher Couzens, a wage earner. They reside in Elma, Perth County, Ontario. To them are born three sons"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Ann Sherk
 
27512 Simon H. Sherk, "was born December 11th, 1871, and died (He was accidentally killed while picking apples. He was standing on a wagon to which was hitched a team. The team started and he lost his balance and fell either between the wagon and the tree or between the ladder lying lengthwise on the wagon. He was struck on the side and chest, causing instant death. When found he was lying across the tongue of the wagon. No one seems to know exactly how it happened.) October 18th, 1888."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Simon H. Sherk
 
27513 Thomas Sherk, "was born August 19th, 1859. He is married and resides in Chicago, Illinois, where he is engaged in the Chicago 'Tribune' Office. His family consists of three children."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Thomas Sherk
 
27514 Vanella H. Sherk, "was born October 19th, 1888."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Comment: Eby has in two different places her name as Vanella and Subella. 
Vanella H. Sherk
 
27515 Veronica Sherk, "the eldest in the family, resides near Bluevale, Huron County, Ontario. She is not married and has her home with her sister, Mary."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Veronica Sherk
 
27516 Wendel Sherk, "was born May 17th, 1857. He was married to Mary Colter. They reside in Waterloo where he is engaged as an artist and photographer. He has one son, named Clarke."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Wendel Buckely Sherk
 
27517 William Sherk, "was born March 7th, 1846. He was married to Mary Park and after her decease to Mary Gaukel. They reside in Berlin where he is engaged as agent. To him and his first wife were born five children and with second wife there is one child"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
William Sherk
 
27518 William H. Sherk, "was born October 27th, 1874. At present he is at Manitou, Manitoba, where he is engaged on a farm."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
William H. Sherk
 
27519 MYRTLE BUCK 1903 - 2009 Passed away peacefully, on Thursday, January 15, 2009, at Forest Heights Long Term Care Centre, Kitchener, at the age of 105. Beloved wife of the late William (Bill) Buck. Dear mother of George Buck. Myrtle will be sadly missed by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by son, William Buck; daughter, Lois Chesher; five brothers, and one sister. Myrtle was a longtime member of Benton Street Baptist Church and the Silver Cross. A private family service will be held. Interment at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau. Condolences for the family and donations to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre may 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 Myrtle a donation will be made to the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 27 Jan 2009 
Myrtle Sherman
 
27520 Funeral Notice. Died, In Greenfield, on Monday, Dec. 8th, 1884, at 7 o'clock, P.M., William Sherman, Aged 68 Years, 1 Month and 22 Days. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 10th, at 2 o'clock p.m., from his late residence, Greenfield, to the place of interment, New Cemetery, Ayr. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited. Greenfield, Dec. 9th, 1884. [Recorder Print, Ayr.]1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies 
William Sherman
 
27521 HENRY W. SHERRIFFS, auditor Detroit City Gas Co. b. Winterbourne, Ont. 7 Mar 1881 son of Alexander and Elspeth (Burnett) Sherriff Youngest of 12 children 6 boys and 6 girls all living (6 have blue eyes and 6 have brown eyes). Educated in public schools Winterbourne, graduated high school, Berlin, Ont. 1902, m. Oct 25, 1904 Laura Engel of Waterloo, Ont. 1 dau Jean. Began active career as clerk. J.M. Scully, accountant, Waterloo 1903; timekeeper and clerk Diamond Manufacturing Co., Detroit 1905; went with Detroit Gas Co. 1908. Presbyterian, Residence 2244 2nd Ave.1a

1aThe Book of Detroiters, Albert Nelson Marquis 1914 
Henry Washington Sherriffs
 
27522 JOHN ALLEN (AL) SHERRY 1918 - 2006 Passed away peacefully, at St. Mary's Hospital, on Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at the age of 87 years. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Sherry (2001). Loving father of Diane and son-in-law Rick McBay and father-in-law of Susan Sherry. He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Erica and Tracy McBay and Leah and Christopher Sherry, and great-granddaughter Lily Sherry. Brother of Jean Ashmore, Petrolia. Also survived by his nieces and a nephew. Predeceased by his son Ron (2000), and brother-in-law Ralph Ashmore. Al will also be missed by his many friends at Emmanuel Village. In his early years Al was a motorcycle enthusiast and made frequent trips back to his home in Belleville. After serving in the Navy in the Second World War he became a longtime resident of Waterloo and was an avid HAM radio operator using the call letters VE3 ENK. In his later years Al became a resident of the Emmanuel Village and spent many an hour schooling his new friends in the finer points of billiards. His other favorite pastime was to settle in to the soft arm chairs in the main lounge for a quick nap in the sunshine. Friends are invited to share their memories of Al with his family during visitation at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo on Thursday, June 29, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Friday, June 30, at 11 a.m. A reception will be held in the fireside room of the Funeral Home immediately following the service.A special thank you is extended to the staff at St. Mary's Hospital - 5th floor, for their care and compassion. In Al's memory, donations may be made to St. Mary's Hospital Foundation or a charity of one's choice and can be arranged by calling the funeral home. Condolences/Donations/Flowers www.edwardrgood.com 519-745-8445.1a

1aThe Record 28 Jun 2006 
John Allen Sherry
 
27523 Lived with Peter N. Tagga and family. Veronica Shery
 
27524 Mrs. Nicholas Ciuciura

PRESTON — Mrs. Nicholas Ciuciura, 72, of Beck Street, died Sunday. She had been in poor health for three years. Born in Austria, she came to the Preston area in 1913. She was a member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church. Surviving are one son Peter of Waterloo; one daughter Mrs. Claude (Margaret) Brenner of Linwood, and nine grandchildren. Her husband predeceased here in 1957. The body will be at the Maurice J. O'Brien Funeral Home, Preston, until 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, when removal will be made to St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church for Requiem mass at 10 a.m. Rev. L. Kussy, P.P., assisted by Rev. George Spolitakevich, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Clement's church cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 12 Sep 1966 pg 21 
Mary Shewchuk
 
27525 Frederick along with Henry Shickey were boarders in 1852 living with David Bearinger in Waterloo Township, Waterloo, Ontario Frederick Shickey
 
27526 Henry along with Fredrick lived as boarders with David Bearinger in 1851 in Waterloo Township. Henry Shickey
 
27527 Lived with David and Mary Shiels Agnes Thomson Shiel
 
27528 staying with Arthur & Jean Wright along with James Shiel Ann Shiel
 
27529 Sudden Death of Mr. Francis Shiel - We very much regret to announce the death of Mr. Francis Shiel, of North Dumfries, which took place at his brother-s residence at Brussels, on Thursday night last. The death was very sudden. From his friends we gather that he left his residence in North Dumfries, on Thursday morning, in the best seeming health and spirits, and arrived at his brother's residence, Mr. John W. Shiel, in Brussels about 7 o'clock in the evening. His brother was not at home when he got there, but the housekeeper made everything comfortable for him, and certainly saw nothing in his manner to indicate that he was not in the best of health. About 11 o'clock he retired to bed and nothing further was heard from him. In the morning, when the occupants of the house got breakfast ready, some surprise was expressed that nothing had been heard from Mr. Shiel, and after a time his door was knocked at and no reply being elicited, the door was opened, and on the bed being approached it was seen that Mr. Shiel was dead, apparently having been so for some time, although the body was still quite warm. Medical assistance was at once procured, but only to prove perfectly unavailing, death having taken place from it is supposed, heart disease. Telegraphs to his relatives in North Dumfries were immediately sent and on Saturday morning the body was brought by train to Galt, and removed to his late residence in North Dumfries. The funeral took place on Monday, and was one of the largest we have almost ever seen The death of this young man has cast quite a gloom over this section. Well and widely known, he was universally respected and held in high esteem. As a son, as a parent, his life was most exemplary, and his relatives have the sympathy of the entire community in their terrible affliction.

Galt Reporter Feb 9 1877 pg 1 
Francis Shiel
 
27530 It is reported that Grace Shiel was the daughter of James Shiel and Margaret Common, this has not yet been proven. Grace Shiel
 
27531 Letter from the donor (July 20, 1974):

Dear Sirs,

I am writing this for Mrs. T.H. Wholton, and in answer to the Certificate of Gift forms you recent sent to her.

My mother's maternal grandfather was James Shiel, born 1912, in Roxboroughshire, Scotland. He came to Canada ca. 1820-30 and was deeded land on the 10th Concession of North Dumfries Township. Mr. James Shiel made the violin (item no. 3 on the list) from wood he found at Abbotsford, the estate of Sir Walter Scott, in Scotland. He later gave the violin to one of his sons, John, who was my mother's uncle, and he gave it to my mother. My mother gave the violin to Mr. Andrew Taylor to give to the museum

Mr. James Shiel married Margaret Miller (her family had also come from Scotland and we think they went to New Jersey first but are not sure of this. Margaret Miller had several siblings. One was Isobel who married Adam Ainslie. Another sister married Dickie of the Dickie Settlement, cf. old school out Blenheim Rd. from Galt at the road which leads to Blair. There is an old graveyard on this road with her tombstone. These Miller sisters were the daughters of a gentleman farmer of Hawick, Scotland.

Items 1 and 2 on your list were made by the sons of James Shiel we think. The wooden pig was used as a foot stool. Item no. 5, the spoon, belonged to Adam Ainslie. I believe it has the family crest on it. They had a whole set, most of which was stolen when their house at Leith (near Own Sound) Ont. was broken into.

The picture, Item no. 7, old school house on the site of the old stone school S.S. 19, (was) also the site of the North Dumfries Township office.

The watch, item no. 4, belonged to a brother of Margaret Miller. It was in the possession of my mother's Uncle Jack, one of the sons of James Shiel and Margaret Miller. The Shiels had several children: John, George, James, Walter, Robbert (and) Ellen, my mother's mother. We think there were others who died young. George, James and Robert went out west....

(signed) Pamela Walter/Pamela Wholton (Mrs. John A. Walter, for her mother Mrs. T. Hilliard Wholton.1a


1a\bDoon Heritage Crossroads 
James Shiel
 
27532 Was staying with Arthur and Jean Wright along with Ann Shiel James Shiel
 
27533 Image from: 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906 John Shiel
 
27534 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Lorence Shiel
 
27535 Henry Shilling - Henry John (Harry) Shilling, 82, of 101 King St. West, died yesterday at K-W Hospital. Born Sept. 2, 1872, in Elmdon, England, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Shilling. He came to Canada in 1910 and was employed at Snyder's Ltd., Waterloo. He was a member of the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Association. Surviving are three sons, Percy and William of Kitchener and Horace of Bridgeport; four daughters, Mrs. William Checkley of Guelph and Mrs. William Weller, Mrs. Leo Sawesky and Mrs. Raymond Forsythe, all of Toronto. There are 28 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. His wife, the former Ellen Maria Williamson, and two sons, Joseph and Harry, predeceased him. The body is at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home where the funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 2 pm, Rev. Canon C.C.W. Mixer will officiate. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Henry John Shilling
 
27536 Percy Shilling, 67, of 97 Lorne Cres. Died today at St. Mary's Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in England, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Shilling, Mr. Shilling came to Kitchener in 1911 and until his retirement a year ago, had worked as a maintenance man at the Knollwood Armories. A member of Highland Road Baptist Church, he served four years during the First World War with the 118th Battalion and four years during the Second World War with the Veterans Guard. His wife, the former Edith Roberts, predeceased him, as did two brothers. Surviving are two sons, Percy and Howard of Kitchener; three daughters, Mrs. Maurille (Jean) St. Croix, Mrs. Douglas (Eva) Daly and Mrs. Walter (May) Davies, all of Kitchener; one brother, Horace of Kitchener; three sisters, Mrs. William (Nell) Chickley of Guelph, and Mrs. Leo (Ivy) Severski and Mrs. William (Edith) Weller, both of Toronto, 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body will be at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home after noon Wednesday. Funeral arrangements are pending. Percy Greenhill Shilling
 
27537 Ex-Fireman Dies While Fighting Fire

A fireman with the Kitchener fire department for many years, Thomas William Shilling, 62, of 115 Cameron St. N., died of a heart attack, Saturday, after rushing to fight a neighbor's fire. Mr. Shilling, who retired two years age with the rank of Captain, was working in his garden when he was called to assist a neighbor. "He was a good fireman right to the last," said Deputy Chief Bernard Finney of the Kitchener fire department. During his years with the fire department he had some close calls, like most of the firemen do from time to time. Mr. Shilling was born in London, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Shilling and came to Kitchener in 1912. Reserved overseas in the First World War with the 10th Battalion railway troops after enlisting at the age of 14. Since his retirement from the fire department, Mr. Shilling had worked as a security guard with Marsland Engineering Limited. He was a member of Holy Saviour Anglican Church, the Twin City Masonic Lodge, the Waterloo chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Canadian Legion. Surviving are his wife, the former Lena Degen; three sons, William W., of Kitchener and Robert and John E., of Waterloo, a daughter, Mrs. Jacob(Lillian) Heer of Breslau, two bothers, Percy and Horace of Kitchener and eightgrandchildren. The body is at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home, where a service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, by Rev. Denton Massey. There will be a Masonic service at the Funeral Home, Tuesday, at 8 p.m. and an Order of the Eastern Star Service half an hour later. Burial will be in Memory Gardens.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 Sep 1964 pg 23 
Thomas William Shilling
 
27538 SHILLING, William W. "Bill" - Peacefully, passed away at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Wednesday, December 6, 2006, at the age of 85 years. Beloved husband for over 57 years to the late Pearl Shilling (2004). Loving father of Susan Pilkey (David) and Douglas Shilling. Cherished "Grandy" of Heather, Gwendolyn, Sandra, Melanie, Laura, Jason, Nicholas and Tiffany, as well as to seven great-grandchildren. Survived by his brother John Shilling (Audrey). Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Lena Shilling, his brother Robert Shilling and his sister Lillian Heer. Bill was a Past Master of the Twin City Masonic Lodge No. 509, a member of the Scottish Rite, Rose Croix and the Hamilton Shrine. He was a veteran of the Second World War with the Hastings and Prince Edward regiments and served overseas. Bill was a Postal Supervisor for over 35 years and was a faithful member of The Church of the Holy Saviour, Waterloo. Family will host visitation today (Saturday) from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King Street West, Kitchener. Funeral Service will be held at The Church of the Holy Saviour, 33 Allen Street East, Waterloo on Monday, December 11, 2006 at 1 p.m. with The Venerable Peter J. Townshend officiating. Committal will be held at Memory Gardens, Breslau on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 11 a.m. Masonic Service will be held at the funeral home on Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or The Lung Association-Waterloo Region would be appreciated and can be arranged through the funeral home, (519) 745-9495.1a

1aThe Record 7 Dec 2006 
William W. Shilling
 
27539 Waterloo historian, Fred Shinn, 85, died

Fred Shinn of 230 Dawson St., died Oct. 5 at the K-W Hospital after a brief illness. He was taken there a few days earlier after he collapsed in Waterloo Square. He was 85. A native of St. Louis, Miss., he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kelly Shinn. He was a year old when the family moved to New Hamburg, then to Toronto and later to Amherst N.S. In 1895 they came to Waterloo where he lived most of his life since. He escaped death twice in his early years. He was five years old when he became seriously ill with scarlet fever. The doctor said he wouldn't survive the night. Later another doctor, treating him for an ear infection, told him he couldn't survive his teens. With that dour prognosis went warnings against all sporting activities, if he were to gain even those few years. He opted instead to enjoy whatever time was left to him and played baseball, hockey and cricket. His first job was in his father's undertaking business. When this was sold in the late 1900s [date is a misprint; could be 1908], he returned to St. Louis where he spent three years in an art store. After two years in Toronto, where he worked for the Robert Simpson Co., he became clerk in Waterloo Post Office. Five years later he returned to Toronto to work for Dominion Express, now the Canadian Pacific Railways. In 1921 he joined the Prudential Insurance Co and continued with the firm until his retirement in 1950. Afterwards, he spent some time with the city assessment department. An avid bowler, he liked to bowl 10-pins daily. He was a well-known local historian and wrote a weekly column on this topic for The Chronicle for several years. His wife, the former Irma Koening, died in 1936. He is survived by two sons, Earl of Waterloo and Ronald of Ottawa, three daughters, Mrs. George (Paula) Taylor and Mrs. Nellis [sic] (Esther) Lishman, both of Kitchener, and Mrs. John (Cora) Eix of Waterloo, one brother, one sister, 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.1a

1aWaterloo Chronicle, Thursday, October 8, 1970 
Frederick August Shinn
 
27540 J. K. Shinn
Picture Framing


We can supply you with O Cedar Mops and oil, Also Bed Mattresses and Springs. Orders taken for flowers for all occasions.

Waterloo representative of the News Record. On sale each afternoon immediately after publication. Subscriptions received for mail or carrier delivery.

City Hotel Block. Waterloo, Phone 33W

Kitchener News Record, "Waterloo News Section," January 29, 1918 
Joseph Kelly Shinn
 
27541 J. K. Shinn Dies in his 80th Year
Waterloo Resident Had Been in Business There for 38 Years


A former Waterloo merchant and undertaker, J. K. Shinn, died at his home, 49 Menno street, Waterloo, today in his 80th year. Mr. Shinn had been engaged in business in Waterloo for 38 years when he retired four years ago. He had been in ill health for some time and was confined to his bed for the past four months. Suffering from the flu early this week, he contracted pneumonia, which caused his death. Of a kindly disposition, Mr. Shinn had made a host of friends in the community. He was particularly active in fraternal circles, but was interested and active also in various other affairs and organizations of the town.

Given Veterans' Jewel

He was in his 60th year of Odd Fellowship, being a member of Nith Lodge, No. 96, I.O.O.F., New Hamburg, where he formerly resided. He was active for many years in Germania Lodge, No. 154. I.O.O.F., Waterloo and was presented with a Veterans' Jewel by the local lodge some years ago. For some time he was secretary-treasurer of the Odd Fellows Relief Association, now amalgamated with the Empire Life Insurance Company. He was a member of the Canadian Order of Foresters, being financial secretary of Waterloo Tent Hive of the Maccabees. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Waterloo and among other community organizations was a former member of the Waterloo Musical Society and secretary-treasurer of the Waterloo Rink Company. For some years too Mr. Shinn was an agent in Waterloo for The Record. Born in Woodbury, New Jersey, Mr. Shinn spent his boyhood in Philadelphia. He was married at St. Louis, Missouri, October 17, 1883. The late Mrs. Shinn was Augusta Beger who had resided in New Hamburg in her earlier years.

Came Here in 1895

Mr. and Mrs. Shinn came to Canada in 1887 and resided in New Hamburg, Toronto and Amherst, Nova Scotia, before coming to Waterloo about 1895. Mr. Shinn entered the undertaking and furniture business in Waterloo at that time, first in a store in the City Hotel block. He continued in business until four years ago when he retired. The last number of years in business he was in partnership with J. A. Walsh in the firm of Shinn and Walsh occupying the store on King Street south beside the C. N. R. tracks. His wife, two daughters and one son predeceased him and he is survived by three sons, Fred and Carl in Kitchener, Max of Toronto and one daughter, (Emma) Mrs. Fred Weppler, at home. Eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.1a

1aKitchener Daily Record, April 9, 1937

_______________________



Former Business Man Passes Away
J. K. Shinn, Waterloo Furniture Dealer and Undertaker, Dies in his 80th Year.


J. K. Shinn, who conducted a furniture and undertaking business in Waterloo for many years passed away at his home, 49 Menno St., on Friday, in his 80th year.

The funeral services were held from the Walsh Funeral Home at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. Rev. C. C. Roberts, pastor of the St. John's Lutheran church conducted the service. Interment was made in Mt. Hope cemetery.
[most of this article is the same as the one in the Kitchener Daily Record]2a

2aWaterloo Chronicle, April 13, 1937

_____________________________


Furniture Business Sold
Mr. John Letter Purchase Entire Stock of J. K. Shinn & Co. and Will Continue the Business


A deal has been consummated whereby Mr. John Letter, Waterloo's well known contractor becomes the owner of the furniture business of J. K. Shinn & Co, conducted by Mr. Shinn for the past twelve years. Mr. Letter has purchased the entire stock and will in addition to continuing the business of picture framing enter into the upholstering business and also do repairing in this line of trade. It is the intention of the new proprietor to build a three-storey addition to the present building extending as far back as Queen street [later named Regina]. The firm will be known as John Letter and Son and the business will be in charge of his son, Mr. Norman Letter and Mr. Geo. Gleiser. Mr. Letter proposes carrying on an up-to-date and thoroughly equipped establishment, which will compare very favorably with the best store in Western Ontario. The well known business ability and enterprise of Mr. Letter are a sufficient index that the new venture upon which he has embarked will be attended with success. Mr. Shinn will continue in the undertaking business.3a

3aBerlin Daily Telegraph, November 28, 1907 
Joseph Kelly Shinn
 
27542 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Professor Robert Shipley
 
27543 Anna Shirk, "the eldest, was born February 4th, 1868. She is married to William Kraft, a farmer They reside about two miles east of Breslau. To them are born four children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Anna Shirk
 
27544 Barbara Shirk "was born October 31st, 1847. She is unmarried and at present resides in Chicago, Illinois, where she is engaged as an evangelist among the poor, thus doing a noble work for her Master."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Shirk
 
27545 Barbara Shirk, "was born May 5th, 1889."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

____________________

Drudge, Barbara, daughter of Peter and Susanna (Martin) Shirk, was born at Bridgeport, Ont., May 5, 1889; died at Waterloo, Ont., July 3, 1973; aged 84 y. 1 m. 28 d. On Mar. 11, 1914, she was married to Benjamin Drudge, who preceded her in death on Nov. 29, 1961. Surviving are 2 sons (Elvin and Raymond), 3 daughters (Ruth Golbeck, Mildred Schwartzentruber, and Gladys Indoe), 15 grandchildren, and one sister (Lydia Snyder). She was a member of the Erb Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 6, in charge of Galen Johns; interment in Erb Street Cemetery. 2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume 66, Number 30 - July 31, 1973 pages 597,598 
Barbara Shirk
 
27546 Casper Shirk, "brother to old John and Joseph, was born in 1766. He came to Canada with his brother Joseph and settled in Markham Township, York County, where he died many years ago."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Casper Shirk
 
27547 Catharine Shirk, "was born February 11th, 1798. She was married to Deacon John Brubacher. They resided near Berlin where they both died. She died October 8th, 1882"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Shirk
 
27548 Catharine Shirk, "was born March 20th, 1875."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

____________________

Mrs. Catherine ShantzMrs. Catherine Shantz, 79, of Kitchener died at Elmira Private Hospital Monday. Born in Bridgeport, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Shirk. She was a member of Stirling Ave. Mennonite Church and of the Missionary Society. Surviving are three sons, Mervin of Alma, Edward of Kitchener and Frank of Kitchener; three daughters. Mrs. Marshall (Erma) Bingeman, Mrs. Maxwell (Florence) Becker and Mrs. Ewan (Anna) Cameron, all of Kitchener; one brother, Noah Shirk of Bridgeport: four sisters, Mrs. Addison D. Snyder of Bloomingdale, Mrs. Addison S. Snider, Mrs. Ben Drudge and Mrs. Walter Shantz, all of Bridgeport. Her husband, Allan B. Shantz, predeceasedher in 1931. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, until Friday noon, when removal will be made to Stirling Ave. Mennonite Church for the funeral at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Wilfred Ulrich, assisted by Rev. U. K. Weber, will officiate. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 26 Jan 1954 pg 5 
Catharine Shirk
 
27549 Elizabeth Shirk, "was born December 3rd, 1799. She was married to Peter Wood. They resided in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, where he is engaged in farming. According to report they are both dead. Their family consisted of two children, namely: Joseph and Samuel, who both reside in California."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shirk
 
27550 Elizabeth Shirk, "was born February 26th, 1823. She is married to William Buckler. They reside in Missouri."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shirk
 
27551 Emma Shirk, "was born January 21st, 1872."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

_________________
MRS. GIDEON

BADEN. July 21—Mrs. Gideon Bechtel passed away at her home early this morning after a brief illness. Mrs. Bechtel was born at Bridgeport 71 years ago, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Shirk. She was member of the Wilmot Centre Evangelical Church. Surviving are her husband, Gideon Bechtel, three sons, Orton and Peter, Kitchener: Laroyd, Bridgeport; two daughters, Mrs. Harry Ashcroft, Owen Sound, Miss Edna Bechtel, R.N., Freeport, one brother, Noah Shirk, Bridgeport; seven sisters, Mrs. William Kraft, Bridgeport, Mrs. Catherine Shantz, Kitchener, Mrs. Addison S. Snider, Bridgeport, Mrs. Addison D. Snider, Bloomingdale, Mrs. Walter Shantz, Baden, Mrs. Benjamin Drudge, Bridgeport, Mrs. Magdalene Cressman, Kitchener. The remains are resting at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home until 9 a.m. Thursday, when removal will be made to the residence in Baden. Private service at the residence will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday. Rev. J. B. Dengis, New Hamburg, will be in charge of public services to be held at 2.30 p.m. Friday at the Wilmot Centre Evangelical Church. Interment will be made in Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener.

Kitchener Daily Record 21 Jul 1943 pg 15 
Emma Shirk
 
27552 George Shirk, "was born April 4th, 1870. He is married to Alvina Snyder. They reside in Bridgeport where he is engaged as a miller in his father's mills. To them is born one child, a daughter named Elma who was born October 6th, 1894."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
George M. Shirk
 
27553 1851 - Hannah Shist is in same household as George Girling. Hannah Shirk
 
27554 Isaac Shirk, "the eldest, was born December 29th, 1827. He is unmarried and has his home with his brother, Benjamin, who resides near Breslau."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Isaac B. Shirk
 
27555 Jacob Shirk, "was born July 2nd, 1833. When a young man he left for California. Nothing heard of him since."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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In the 1880 census for Alvarado, Alameda, California there is a Jacob Shirk born 1833 in Canada living a wife a wife Elizabeth and step children Charles and Harry Hamlin with an chinese servant. Is this him? 
Jacob Shirk
 
27556 James Shirk, "was born May 9th, 1819. He is married to Elizabeth Taylor. They reside near Chatham, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
James Shirk
 
27557 John Shirk, "was born November 23rd, 1796. He was first married to Mary Thornton and after her decease to Polly Adams, and resided on the farm now owned by Conrad Gremm (on the west side of the Grand River, near Breslau), near Noah Betzner's, thence moved to Blair, and from there to Blenheim Township where he died (His death was caused by falling into the gearing of a horsepower while thrashing) about the year 1843. His family consisted of several children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John Shirk
 
27558 John Shirk, "was born October 7th, 1821. He was married twice, first to Feddie Dearling and after her decease to Nancy Thornton. They resided in Missouri where he was accidentally killed while blasting stones."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John Shirk
 
27559 in 1880 did he live in Warren, Jo Daviess, Illinois employed as a undertaker? Joseph Shirk
 
27560 Joseph Shirk, "was born in May, 1809. He was married to Ann Thornton. They reside at Caledonia, Michigan, where he follows farming. To them were born eight children:"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joseph Shirk
 
27561 Joseph Shirk, "was born May 25th, 1820. He was married to Jane Urth. They reside at Keokuk, Iowa."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joseph Shirk
 
27562 Laura May Shirk, "born August 14th, 1886."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Laura May Shirk
 
27563 Leah Shirk, "was born November 28th, 1853, and died June 5th, 1883. She was unmarried."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

________________________


Sherk - On the 5th of June, in Waterloo Co., Ont., Lea Sherk, daughter of Preacher David Sherk deceased, aged 29 years, 6 months and 7 days. Services by E. E. W. in German and by J. W. in English.2a

2aHerald of Truth, July 1, 1883 
Leah Shirk
 
27564 Lehmon Shirk "(Nephew to Peter Shirk of Bridgeport, Ontario) son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Good) Shirk, was born in Canarvon Township, Lancaster County, December 20th, 1860. On November 8th, 1877, he came to Canada and made his home with Mr. Peter Shirk where he served his apprenticeship as a miller. After having served his apprenticeship he remained in the services of Mr. Shirk until November, 1890, when he received the appointment of head miller of the German Mills by the proprietors, William Snider & Co., in whose employment he has been up to the present. On June 10th, 1885, he was married to Magdalena, Daughter of Aaron and Mary (Snider) Kraft. To them are born two children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lehman Shirk
 
27565 Lydia Shirk, "was born April 9th, 1885."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

_____________________________


Snider, Lydia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Shirk, was born at Bridgeport, Ont., Apr. 9, 1885; died at Kitchener, Ont., Jan. 20, 1981; aged 95 y. She was married to Addison Snider, who died in 1962. Surviving are one daughter (Gerta-Mrs. Albert Hunsberger), one son (Walton C.), 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son (Merle) and one daughter (Verna-Mrs. Milton Good). She was a member of Erb Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Jan.22, in charge of Wilmer Martin; interment in First Mennonite Cemetery2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume 74, Number 8 - February 24, 1981 - page 166 
Lydia Shirk
 
27566 Lydia Shirk, "was born December 28th, 1817. She was married to Morgan Thompson. They resided at Evart, Michigan, where he died. She is living yet and enjoying the best of health. Their family consists of nine children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lydia Shirk
 
27567 Cressman.-Magdalena, daughter of the late Peter Shirk and Magadalena Martin was born at Bridgeport, Ont.; April 3, 1878; passed away at her home near Kitchener, Ont., after a brief illness, March 18, 1949; aged 70 y. 11 m. 15 d. On March 14, 1900, she was united in marriage to Isaiah H. Cressman at Bridgeport. He preceded her in death Dec. 19, 1942. Surviving are 7 daughters (Vera-Mrs. Simeon Weaver, Floradale, Ont.; Una, a missionary in Argentina; Cora, Kitchener, Ont.; Leona, Baden, Ont.; Olive.-Mrs. Alfred High, Vineland, Station, Ont.; Mabel, Toronto, Ont.; and Edith-Mrs. Lloyd Woolner, Kitchener), 6 sons (Leander, Pierrepont, Manor, N.Y.; Freeman and Clifford, Kitchener; Harold, Wellesley, Ont.; Elton, Alma, Ont.; and Clayton, of Kitchener), 5 sisters (Mrs. Catherine Shantz, Kitchener; Mrs. Addison D. Snyder, Bloomingdale, Ont.; Mrs. Benjamin Drudge, Lexington, Ont.; Mrs. Addison S. Snider, Bridgeport; Mrs. Walter Shantz, Pine Hill, Ont.), and one brother Noah Shirk, Bridgeport, Ont.). Two daughters (Mary and Pearl), 2 sisters (Mrs. William Kraft and Mrs. Gideon Bechtel), 2 brothers (George and Martin Shirk) predeceased her, as did also 2 infant sisters and one infant brother. She was a faithful member of the First Mennonite Church, deeply spiritual, highly influential, and very desirous that her family should experience God's best for their lives. Her concern reached to the lives of others, even on foreign shores. Funeral services were conducted by C. F. Derstine, assisted by S. F. Coffman and Merle Shantz. Text: Pro. 31:10-31.
Transcriber's note: "Magadalena" as in the original.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XLII, Number 16 - April 19, 1949, page 381, 382 
Magdalena Shirk
 
27568 Magdalena Shirk, "was born in 1812. She is married to David Codling, a farmer. They reside in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, Ontario. They have no family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Shirk
 
27569 Maria Shirk, "was born June 10th, 1881."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Mrs. Addison D. Snyder

BLOOMINGDALE, Mrs. Addison D. Snyder, 72, diedsuddenly, Wednesday, at her home. Born June 10, 1881, in Bridgeport, she was Maria Shirk, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Shirk. She was a member of the Snyder Mennonite Church, Bloomingdale. On June 1, 1904, she was married to Mr. Snyder in Waterloo. Surviving are a son, John W. S., of Bloomingdale; one brother, Noah Shirk of Bridgeport; one step-brother, Norman Krampien of Waterloo; one step-sister, Mrs. Walter Snider of Bridgeport; three sisters, Mrs. Addison S. Snider and Mrs. Benjamin Drudge of Bridgeport and Mrs. Walter Shantz of Baden. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel funeral home, Kitchener, until Friday, at 10 a.m., whenremoval will be made to the residence. Removal will be made from the residence Saturday, at 2 p.m., for thefuneral at 2:30 p.m., at the Snyder Mennonite Church, Bloomingdale. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. John W. Snyder, pastor of the church, will officiate. Flowers are gratefully declined.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 18 Feb 1954 pg 5 
Maria Shirk
 
27570 Martin Shirk, "was born June 21st, 1876."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Martin Shirk
 
27571 Death Announcement - Canada Museum and Allgemeine Zeitung, December 29, 1836
December 8, 1836 - A daughter of Mr. Scherk of Waterloo died at 3 1/2 years of age. Her little sister and little brother died 4 days before her, all from scarlet fever. 
Mary Shirk
 
27572 Noah Shirk, "was born January 31st, 1884."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Noah Shirk
 
27573 Your Heritage Waterloo Region Peter Shirk
 
27574 Peter Shirk, "son of Christian and Elizabeth (Hoffman) Shirk, is a native of Canarvon Township, Lancaster County Pa., where he was born November 11th, 1839. When a young man he left his native state and went to Canada, arriving at Berlin, Ontario, May 1st, 1862. Here he had his home with his uncle the late Jacob Hoffman in whose services he was for nearly two months, piling lumber and assisting in the saw mill. From here he went to the town of Waterloo and engaged himself as miller with D. H. Moyer & Co. who were then the proprietors of the Union Mills. After E. and S. S. Snider became proprietors of the mills he continued his services with the new firm until December 1st, 1866, when he purchased the Blair Mills. Here Mr. Shirk did a well paying business until December, 1869, when he sold the mills and, entering into partnership with Mr. S. S. Snider of Waterloo, purchased in December of the same year (1869) the Lancaster Mills of Bridgeport where he has since been engaged very extensively in manufacturing patent and high grade flour. In 1887 Mr. Snider retired from the firm, thus leaving Mr. Shirk sole proprietor of the extensive business. In connection with the Lancaster Mills, Mr. Shirk is also proprietor of the Baden Mills which he purchased from Mr. James Livingstone in 1889. Mr Shirk commenced life as a farmer's boy and being possessed with but little of this world's substance, he, by energy and perseverance and being naturally gifted with first class business qualities, besides having a good character, gradually worked his way up from one position to another and is now rated as one of our well-to-do millers (See his rating in the Mercantile Agency for the Dominion of Canada by R. G. Dun & Co.) of the province. Of late years he has been identified with public life and has held prominent positions of honour and trust, thus proving for himself a record of which no one has any need of feeling ashamed. On June 5th, 1866, he was married to Magdalena, daughter of John and Anna (Weber) Martin. She was born March 2nd, 1845. They reside in Bridgeport, Ontario. To them were born the following children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Shirk.--Peter Shirk was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 11, 1839; died in Bridgeport, Ont., on Oct. 1, 1919; aged 79 y. 10 m. 20 d. Bro. Shirk came to Canada in 1862 and entered the milling business. He was married twice, his first wife being Magdalene Martin who died 24 years ago and the second wife was Judith Krampien who survives. There are also left to mourn his departure ten children, 38 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services were held on Oct. 6 at First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont. The services at the house were conducted by Bro. Noah Stauffer and at the Church by the brethren Jonas Snider, Urias Martin and Manasseh Hallman.2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XII, No. 30 - October 23, 1919

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PETER SHIRK

It will be of interest to know a little of his ancestors. The first we have record of was Ulrich Shirk who came from Switzerland in 1832 to Pennsylvania with his six sons and two daughters. One son was named Peter who had a son named Joseph and Joseph had a son named Christian.

Peter Shirk was the son of Christian and Elizabeth (Hoffman) Shirk and was a native of Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he was born November 11th, 1839. He came from a poor family which made it necessary for him to go to work and help support the family when eleven years of age. He worked hard and had long hours, but he was eager to learn so studied a good deal at night. He learned the milling trade at Peter Rupe's flour mill near Churchtown, Pennsylvania.

When he was a young man he left his native state and came to Canada with his eldest sister Barbara, arriving at Berlin (Kitchener) on May 1st, 1861. He made his home with his uncle, the late Jacob Hoffman in whose services he was for nearly two months piling lumber and assisting in the saw mills. (Jacob Hoffman's saw mill was situated where Schreiter's Furniture Store now stands). From here he went to the village of Waterloo and engaged himself as miller with D. H. Moyer & Co., who were then the proprietors of the Union Mills. After E. and S. S. Snider became proprietors of the mills he continued with the new firm until December 1st, 1866, when he purchased the Blair Mills. Here he did a well paying business until December, 1869, when he sold the mills and entered into partnership with Samuel Snider in Bridgeport. In 1887 Peter Shirk bought Mr. Snider's interest in the company and continued the business under the name of Shirk & Snider until 1910 when the firm name was changed to Shirk & Snider Ltd., Peter Shirk as President and his eldest son Geo. M. as managing-director.

On August 17th, 1889, the Baden Mills were purchased from James Livingstone, the business having grown to such an extent that it was necessary to increase its capacity. The two mills, Bridgeport and Baden had a combined capacity of 250 barrels per day.

The Bridgeport flour mill of Shirk & Snider Ltd. is one of the old industries of Waterloo County, this mill having been built in 1830 and the dam, of about 25 acres, in 1829, by Jacob Shoemaker. Mr. Shoemaker operated the mill for 20 years when he sold to Elias Eby who had it for the following 20 years. Peter Shirk and S. S. Snider bought from Mr. Eby in 1870. The buildings were always kept in good repair and the machinery modern.

In addition to the mill Peter Shirk also owned and operated a cooperage, supplying the barrels for the Bridgeport, Baden, Waterloo and other mills. Most of the flour was sold and shipped in barrels in the earlier days. All the export flour had to be teamed to Dundas in the early days as that was the nearest shipping station. After 1856 the flour was teamed to Berlin (now Kitchener.) In 1903, through the influence and efforts of Peter Shirk a spur line was extended direct to the mill from the beet sugar factory of that time.

The company 's products always had an enviable reputation both locally and in the foreign markets. The special flour brands were "Buda" a blended flour for all purposes (this getting its name from the abbreviation of Budapest, Hungary, where the first roller mills were used) ; "Two Sisters" a special flour for pastry and cakes and "Evangeline" a pure Manitoba flour for bread.

Peter Shirk was in his youth possessed of but little of this world's substance, but by energy and perservance and being naturally gifted with first class business qualities besides having a good character, he gradually worked his way up from one position to another and to affluence. In his later years he was identified with public life and held prominent positions of honor and trust. He was on the board of trustees of the Kitchener and Waterloo Collegiate and Technical Institute about 30 years. During his term he was instrumental in having Manual Training and Household Science added to the curriculum. He was treasurer of Waterloo Township for 20 years when he resigned, being succeeded by his son, Geo. M., who held the position for 15 years. Allen Shirk has been Township Treasurer for the past 6 years, since the death of his father Geo. M. Shirk.

Peter Shirk was married on June 5th, 1866, to Magdalena (Weber) Martin. Mrs. Peter Shirk's grandfather was Abraham Weber who in company with Benj. Eby and wife, Samuel Eby and family, Joseph Schneider and family, and others, came to this section of Waterloo County on June 2nd, 1807. The Conestogo driven by Abraham Weber on his trip from Lan-caster County, Pennsylvania, in 1807, is now in the Waterloo Historical Society Museum.

Soon after Abraham Weber's arrival in Canada he married Elizabeth Cressman and they settled on the corner of King and Wilmot Streets where the Canadian Goodrich plant is now situated. It was at this place that Mrs. Peter Shirk's mother was born, on August 14th, 1811, being one of the first children born in Berlin (Kitchener).

To Mr. and Mrs. Peter Shirk were born the following children: Peter, Anna, George, Emma, Elizabeth, Catherine, Martin, Magdalena, John, Maria, Noah, Veronica and Barbara. Mr. Shirk's first wife died on November 7th, 1895 and Peter Shirk died on October 1st, 1919, aged 79 years. He is survived by his second wife, 1 son and 7 daughters.

-Contributed by Mrs. F. Capling, Granddaughter of Peter Shirk.3a

3aTwenty-First Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, 1933 
Peter Shirk
 
27575 Shirk & Snider Proprietors Peter Shirk
 
27576 Polly Shirk, "was born in 1804. She was never married and had her home with her brother, David, where she died."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Polly Shirk
 
27577 Susannah Shirk, "was Born in 1814. She was married to John Thornton, a farmer. They resided in Keokuk Iowa, where he died, leaving no issue. She is still living and is quite well."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Shirk
 
27578 Vera Dell Shirk, "born January 22nd, 1892."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Vera Dell Shirk
 
27579 Veronica Shirk, "was born August 12th, 1839. She was married to Charles Tiedt. They resided in Strasburg where she died October 28th, 1875, leaving no issue."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Veronica "Fannie" Shirk
 
27580 Fulcher, June G. - On Thursday, Feb. 24, 1994, at Freeport Hospital Health Care Village, Kitchener, June Fulcher, age 72 years. Loving mother of Gerry and his wife Sandy and Jim and his wife Carol, all of Evansville and Peggy and her husband Al Scott of Sebringville, Ont. Good friend of Orrie Christman of Waterloo. Dear sister of Kenny Shiry and his wife Marie and sister-in-law of Mabel Shiry, all of Kitchener. June will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Pam, Penny, Geraldine, Rob, Don, Mike and Gerry and her four great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband, Lawrence (Spot) Fulcher in 1971. Relatives and friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Complete funeral and committal service form the funeral home chapel Saturday at 1 pm, with Rev. John Kurtz officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Reception to follow in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
June G. Shiry
 
27581 Name: Mary Ann Schereich Date of Birth: 9 May 1872 Gender: Female Birth Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name: John Schereich Mother's name: Agnes Berge Mary Ann Shiry
 
27582 Menno Scheirich, "was born April 5th, 1865. He is a farmer and resides home with his father and manages the farm. He is married to Melvina Gehl and has a family of two children, namely: Harvey (dead) and Ida."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Menno Shiry
 
27583 Noah Scheirich, "was born January 24th, 1857. He was married to Lizzie Snyder who died March 10th, 1887, leaving two children,"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Noah Shiry
 
27584 1851 - Titus Shlachter is staying with Peter G. Martin. Titus Shlachter
 
27585 Aaron Shoemaker, "the only son, was born May 31st, 1871. He is married to Barbara Shoemaker. They reside on the old "Benjamin E. Eby Farm" in S.S. No. 6, where he is engaged in farming. This farm adjoins that of his father's place."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Aaron S. Shoemaker
 
27586 Abraham Shoemaker, "born December 22nd, 1876."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Abraham Shoemaker
 
27587 Abraham Shoemaker, "was born August 1st, 1848. He has his home with his brother, David M., who has to provide and care for him."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Abraham Shoemaker
 
27588 Abraham D. Shoemaker, "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, February 16th, 1809. In May, 1829, he came to Canada with his grandfather, Jacob Shoemaker, George Bechtel and family, and his brother John's widow, old "Maricha," and her three youngest children, Magdalena, Veronica, and David. On April 15th, 1834, he was married to Mary Miller who was born November 20th, 1814, and died September 11th, 1874. He died January 13th, 1888. Some time after their marriage he moved on the farm now occupied by his son, David M., where he constructed a dam and erected sawmills. An extensive business in lumber was carried on at these mills for a number of years. Recently the Berlin Water Works Company purchased the water privilege together with several acres of land. This caused the removal of the sawmills. Here he had a family of nine children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Abraham D. Shoemaker
 
27589 Abraham Shoemaker, "was born January 24th, 1834. He was a blacksmith by trade and was married to Nancy Kittel. About twenty years ago he moved to Alborough, Elgin County, Ontario, where he died July 5th, 1881. They had a family of twelve children... two whose names were not received"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Abraham F. Shoemaker
 
27590 Albert Shoemaker, "twin brother to Menno, is married to a Miss Bowman and resides near Brown City, Michigan, where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Albert Shoemaker
 
27591 Albert Shoemaker, "was born September 30th, 1836, and is married to Milvina Maulsby."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Albert Shoemaker
 
27592 Alexander Shoemaker, "was born February 21st, 1836. On October 13th, 1861, he was married to Susannah Weber. Soon after his marriage they moved home on his father's farm where he has been a successful farmer ever since. He has held the office of school trustee and councillor for several years"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Alexander Shoemaker
 
27593 Alfred Shoemaker, "died aged 2 years."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Alfred Shoemaker
 
27594 Alice A. Shoemaker, "was born March 5th, 1874."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Alice A. Shoemaker
 
27595 Allan Shoemaker, "was born September 26th, 1866. On July 16th, 1886, he was married to Catherine Oberholtzer who died in Berlin, April 6th, 1890. They had a family of two children. On January 3rd, 1894, he was again married to Mary Simpson. They reside at home on his father's farm which he manages."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Allen Shoemaker
 
27596 Allen Shoemaker, "born Oct. 7, 1871."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Allen Shoemaker
 
27597 Amos Shoemaker, "is married to to Annie Heibein and resides at home with his father where he is engaged in farming."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Amos Shoemaker
 
27598 Angeline Shoemaker, "born March 31st, 1873."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Angeline Shoemaker
 
27599 Angeline Shoemaker, "is married to Enoch Shantz and resides in Walkerton, Bruce County, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Angeline Shoemaker
 
27600 Anna Shoemaker, "was born February 6th, 1836. She is unmarried and is at home kindly attending to her aged parent."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Anna Shoemaker
 
27601 Last Monday evening the sad news was received here that the wife of Mr. Andrew Gies had died at Hamilton, Ohio, and that the corpse was on its way to Conestoga for interment. The deceased lady was the daughter of Mrs. Schumacher, of Conestoga....The funeral took place at Conestoga the following day. The bereaved husband is a son of Mr. Gies, of Woolwich township.

Signet 16 Mar 893 pg 8 c. 3 
Anna Shoemaker
 
27602 Austin Shoemaker, "born Feb. 18, 1880."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Austin Shoemaker
 
27603 Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection


Description: Black and white, studio portrait of Jacob S. Shoemaker's (1798-1875) sisters and daughters. They are identified as follows: back row from left to right: Aunt Barbara Huber (Mrs. Henry), Aunt Mary Ann McNally (Mrs. John), Aunt Lena (Magdalena) Clemens (Mrs. Joel); middle row from left to right: Aunt Mary Myers (Mrs. Michael), Aunt Magdalena (Mrs. Barnabas Devitt), Aunt Veronica Eby (Mrs. Isaac); and front row from left to right: Aunt Hannah Hett (Mrs. Caspar), Aunt Elizabeth Shoemaker (Miss).

The women in the front and back rows have been identified as the daughters of Jacob S. Shoemaker. The women in the middle row have been identified as sisters of Jacob S. Shoemaker and the daughters of John Shoemaker and Mary Shantz, according to Ezra Eby's book. 
Barbara Shoemaker
 
27604 Barbara Shoemaker, "the eldest daughter of John Shoemaker, was born March 21st, 1805. She never came to Canada but lived all her days in Montgomery County. She was married to John Roat who was born July 14th, 1799, and died October 31st, 1869. They had a large family. After her husband's death she had her home with her daughter, Mary, who resided in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, where she died November 12th, 1877."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Shoemaker
 
27605 Barbara Shoemaker, "was born in the town of Waterloo, March 8th, 1824. She was married to the late Henry Huber, July 8th, 1841, and has a family of six children, all of whom are married save Edwin who is still with his mother who resides on Queen Street, next to St. Andrews Church, Berlin."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Shoemaker
 
27606 Barbara Shoemaker, "was born July 8th, 1850. She is not married and is with her brother, Benjamin, since the death of his wife."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Shoemaker
 
27607 Barbara Shoemaker, "was born November 23rd, 1873. She is married to Aaron Shoemaker. They reside on the old "Benjamin E. Eby Farm" two miles eat of Berlin. They have one son."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Barbara Shoemaker
 
27608 Barnabas G. Shoemaker, "was born June 29th, 1846. He was married to Ernestina Aumann, in 1870, and resides in Reid City, Michigan. They have a numerous family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Barnabas Garret Shoemaker
 
27609 Benjamin Shoemaker, "was born January 21st, 1838. On February 23rd, 1864, he was married to Polly Shantz who was born January 16th, 1840, and died June 5th, 1890. Soon after their marriage they moved on his father's old homestead where he still resides. Here they raised a family of four children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Benjamin Shoemaker
 
27610 Benjamin S. Shoemaker, "was born December 4th, 1857. On November 2nd, 1879, he was married to Lydia Brocks. He resides on a farm in Pilkington Township, Wellington County, adjoining Woolwich Township. Their family consists of seven children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Benjamin S. Shoemaker
 
27611 Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection

Description: Black and white, full-length, studio portrait of Bertha (nee Shoemaker) and Oliver Mitchell.

Notes: Photograph is a copy of original.

Inscriptions:
On original photograph: Mother Boehmer's sister 
Bertha Magdalena Shoemaker
 
27612 Catharine Shoemaker, "is married to G. Suck. They reside near Winterbourne, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Shoemaker
 
27613 Catharine Shoemaker, "was born December 10th, 1871. She is not married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Shoemaker
 
27614 Catharine Shoemaker, "was born December 15th, 1828. She was married to Jacob Gole."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Shoemaker
 
27615 Catharine Shoemaker, "was born May 11th, 1747, and was married to Conrad Eshback. No information could be had of this family. They resided for a time in Montgomery County, thence moved to Philadelphia. She died November 13th, 1801."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Shoemaker
 
27616 Catharine Shoemaker, "was born September 9th, 1866, and died of typhoid fever in Toronto, Ontario, October 10th, 1890. She was married to John H. Shantz and left one daughter, named Lorah."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Shoemaker
 
27617 Catharine M. Shoemaker, "was born August 29th, 1868."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catharine M. Shoemaker
 
27618 Catherine Shoemaker, "the youngest of George Shoemaker's daughters, was born February 12th, 1815, and came to Canada with her parents in 1829. On September 22nd, 1833, she was married to Richard Haste who was born September 15th, 1809, and died September 12th, 1876. They had a family of twelve children... All of this family reside in the West, Indiana and Illinois."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Catherine Shoemaker
 
27619 Charles P. Shoemaker, "was born May 5th, 1855. On January 7th, 1877, he was married to Anna Benson. He is a fresco painter and paper hanger by trade. He resides at Three Rivers, Michigan, and has a small family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Charles P. Shoemaker
 
27620 Christian M. Shoemaker, "was born October 28th, 1838, and is married to Mary Fortney. They reside at Corinth, Michigan."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Christian M. Shoemaker
 
27621 Lived with Michael Zimmer. Christian M. Shoemaker
 
27622 SHOEMAKER, Clarence

Of 1179 Hamilton St., Cambridge, on Thursday, May 12, 1988, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Ruby Wallis and dear father of Donald and his wife Donna of Kitchener. Also survived by two grandchildren, Douglas and his wife Nicole and Steven; two great-grandchildren and five sisters, Mrs. Margaret Coughlin, Mrs. Alberta Johnson, Mrs. Molly Shumacher, Clara (Mrs. James McDonald) and Mrs. Marie Walter, all of Cambridge. Mr. Shoemaker was born in Formosa, Ont. and was a resident of Cambridge for 75 years, retired from Savage Shoes Limited. Friends will be received at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Thursday), 7-9 p.m. and Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Clement's Church, Duke Street, Cambridge, Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home Friday at 7 p.m.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 12 May 1988 pg B15 
Clarence Alfred Shoemaker
 
27623 Daniel Shoemaker, "was born June 15th, 1811. In 1829 he came to Canada with his parents. On March 22nd, 1836, he was married to Nancy Miller who was born March 11th, 1816, and died May 20th, 1846. They resided in different places of the county. A few years ago he went to Filion, Michigan, with one of his children where he died August 23rd, 1892. Their family consisted of five children."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Daniel D. Shoemaker
 
27624 Lived with George D. Shoemaker and his wife Nancy Shuh. Daniel D. Shoemaker
 
27625 David C. Shoemaker, "was born January 13th, 1845. He resides in Toronto, Ontario, and is a conductor on the Grand Trunk Railway. He has a wife, name not received, and several children."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
David Cameron Shoemaker
 
27626 David M. Shoemaker, "was born September 28th, 1839. On August 7th, 1860, he was married to Jane Ann Hamacher. They reside on his father's old homestead. He has held the office of councilor for a number of years both in the township of Waterloo and also in the town of Berlin. They have a family of six children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Shoemaker, David M., proprietor saw and grist mill. Has been Reeve of Berlin since January, 1877. Mr. Shoemaker was born in the township in 1839.2a

2aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881 
David Miller Shoemaker
 
27627 House built by David Shoemaker in 1860 in the late Classic Revival Style with three bay windows on each side. Built of white brick. Later owned by Dr. H. G. Lackner and was used as office and residence. Demolished by the Economical Insurance Company. David Miller Shoemaker
 
27628 Years Served: 1877, 1878-79 David Miller Shoemaker
 
27629 David Shoemaker, "the youngest child of John Shoemaker, was born January 7th, 1820, and came to Canada with his mother in 1829. His younger days were spent clerking in a store. He carried on business in Bridgeport for some time, thence he moved to Berlin from which place he moved to Three Rivers, Michigan, where he died January 6th, 1891. He was married twice, first to Margaret W. Knickerbocker, August 1st, 1841. She was born October 9th, 1819, and died at Bridgeport, March 18th, 1860. After the decease of his first wife he was married to Elizabeth Louisa Knickerbocker at Schoolcraft, Michigan May 15th, 1864. She was born in Niagara County, New York, December 28th, 1833. After their marriage they moved to Three Rivers, Michigan where he died. The widow is still residing there with her daughters. With first wife there were eleven children and with second wife four"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
David Shantz Shoemaker
 
27630 Dilman Shoemaker, "died when about 14 years of age."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Dilman Shoemaker
 
27631 SHOEMAKER, Donald Francis

Of Point Clark and formerly of Kitchener, at South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine, on Saturday, May 27, 2006, in his 78th year. Beloved husband of DoneIda (Donna (nee Fleming). Dear father of Douglas of Kitchener and Steven (Betty) of Brampton. Grandfather of Ryan and Tasha and great-grandfather of Joseph. Don was retired from Bell Canada after 43 years of service. A memorial service will be held at Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King Street West. Kitchener, ON N20 1C7, (519) 745.9495, on Tuesday, June 6, at 2:30 p.m. Interment, Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 29 May 2006 pg B7 
Donald Francis Shoemaker
 
27632 Edith Shoemaker, "twin to Irwin, born March 20th, 1882."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Edith Shoemaker
 
27633 Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection


Description: Black and white, studio portrait of Jacob S. Shoemaker's (1798-1875) sisters and daughters. They are identified as follows: back row from left to right: Aunt Barbara Huber (Mrs. Henry), Aunt Mary Ann McNally (Mrs. John), Aunt Lena (Magdalena) Clemens (Mrs. Joel); middle row from left to right: Aunt Mary Myers (Mrs. Michael), Aunt Magdalena (Mrs. Barnabas Devitt), Aunt Veronica Eby (Mrs. Isaac); and front row from left to right: Aunt Hannah Hett (Mrs. Caspar), Aunt Elizabeth Shoemaker (Miss).

The women in the front and back rows have been identified as the daughters of Jacob S. Shoemaker. The women in the middle row have been identified as sisters of Jacob S. Shoemaker and the daughters of John Shoemaker and Mary Shantz, according to Ezra Eby's book. 
Elizabeth Shoemaker
 
27634 Elizabeth Shoemaker, "second daughter of George Shoemaker, was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, March 5th, 1805, and died August 5th, 1846. She was married to Jacob Schatz who was born January 11th, 1798, and died March 7th, 1872. They resided in Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where they had a family of eleven children. John and George, two of their sons, lived in Canada for some time but returned to their native state many years ago. Michael, another son, came here some thirty years ago and at present resides at Wallaceville, Perth County, Ontario. He is a shoemaker by trade but at present he is engaged in farming. They have a small family of grown children."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shoemaker
 
27635 Elizabeth Shoemaker, "was born in the town of Waterloo, November 8th, 1829. She has been engaged as a teacher in our public schools for a number of years. At present she resides on Queen Street, Berlin, where she possesses some valuable property."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shoemaker
 
27636 Elizabeth Shoemaker, "was born January 15th, 1838. On January 19th, 1873, she was married to August Wülkie who was born July 28th, 1848. They reside in Bloomingdale, Ontario, and have a family of four children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shoemaker
 
27637 Elizabeth Shoemaker, "was born November 11th, 1836, and is married to William Tilt. They reside at Filion, Michigan."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shoemaker
 
27638 Elizabeth Shoemaker, "was born October 12th, 1828, and died April 4th, 1854. She was married to John Schiedel February 27th, 1853, and had one child named Mary Ann who was born March 13th, 1854, and died at her grandfather Shoemaker's place, August 5th, 1860."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shoemaker
 
27639 Elizabeth Shoemaker, "was born September 12th, 1751, and was married to Daniel Springer. They had a family but could not ascertain where they resided. She died September 26th, 1823."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shoemaker
 
27640 Lizzie Shoemaker, "born Jan. 15, 1879."1a

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Elizabeth Shoemaker
 
27641 Ellen Shoemaker, "born August 5, 1862."1a

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Ellen Shoemaker
 
27642 Ellen Shoemaker, "was born July 3rd, 1869. She resides with her mother and is engaged as book-keeper by Hymmen and Russell, Berlin."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Ellen Shoemaker
 
27643 MUSSELMAN, Elma Laura (neé Shoemaker) Peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 20, 2011 at KW Health Centre of Grand River Hospital. Elma, in her 91st year, was of Elmira and formerly of RR 2, Ariss. Loving wife of the late Ervin G. Musselman (2005). Devoted mother of Murray and Sally Musselman of Gowanstown and their children Margaret and Steve Raycraft, Connie and Randy Mayburry, Janet and Henry Verner, Becki and Jamie Bell; Ruth Ann and George Bauman of Hanover and their son Stacey and Ronna Bauman; Robert and Debbie Musselman of Elmira and their children Laura Musselman, Caroline and Dave Shaw, Ashton Musselman; Kenneth and Elizabeth Musselman of Elora and their children Dorlisa Loney, Matthew and Charlotte Musselman, Andrew and Courtney Musselman, Mary Lee Musselman, Katrina Musselman; Douglas and Pauline Musselman of Kitchener and their children Eric and Maria Musselman, Ingrid and Tim Musselman Bell, Heidi Musselman, Peter and Heather Musselman; Morris and Gail Musselman of Ariss and their children Chad Musselman, Sean Musselman, Lori Mussleman; Marlene and Phares Martin of Elora and their children Lindsay Martin, Joshua Martin; and Richard and Barb Musselman of Elora and their children Renae and Robert Van Zyle, Danielle and Brad Walker. Fondly remembered by her 20 great-grand- children. Dear sister of Wilfred and Ella Shoemaker of Elmira, Herb and Wilma Shoemaker of Fergus, Milt and Naomi Shoemaker of Elmira, sister-in-law of Lorne and Esther Musselman of Kitchener, and Arnold Meyers of Waterloo. She was predeceased by her parents Wesley and Edith (Hasenpflug) Shoemaker and a grandson-in-law Rob Loney. Elma enjoyed reading to her friends at Chateau Gardens and she loved gardening, knitting and crocheting. The family will receive their friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Sunday, May 22, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Monday, May 23, 2011 at Bethel Mennonite Church, RR1 Elora from 1 - 2 p.m. A family interment service will then take place in the adjoining cemetery followed by a memorial service in the church at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Linda Brnjas officiating. In her memory, donations to Chateau Gardens Auxiliary or MCC would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. www.dreisingerfuneralhome.com.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record 21 May 2011 
Elma Laura Shoemaker
 
27644 Emma N. Shoemaker, "was born May 23rd, 1857. On April 29th, 1877, she was married to Jerome Rauck. They reside in Three Rivers, Michigan, and have a family of several children."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Emma N. Shoemaker
 
27645 Ephraim Shoemaker, "was born April 7th, 1869. On November 29th, 1892, he was married to Veronica Wideman. They reside in Pilkington Township, Wellington County."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Ephraim S. Shoemaker
 
27646 SHOEMAKER, Miss Erma -- On Sunday, May 17, 1981, at K-W Hospital. Erma Shoemaker, aged 83 years, of Sunnyside Home, formerly of Bingeman Street, Kitchener. She was a lifelong resident of Kitchener; her father, the late Josiah Shoemaker and her mother, the late Martha Kensinger. A member of Bethany Missionary Church, the WCTU and OMS Inernational and the Leprosy Mission. Lovingly remembered by her cousins and friends. The funeral service was held today at 2 p.m. in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel. Rev. C. E. Hunking conducted the service. Interment in First Mennonite cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shown by donations to Bethany Missionary Church or OMS International.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 18 May 1981 
Erma Shoemaker
 
27647 Esther Shoemaker, "was born April 17th, 1836. She is married to George Sneller and resides in Manheim, Waterloo County, Ontario. She has a family of five children"1a

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Esther Shoemaker
 
27648 George Shoemaker, "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, February 6th, 1778. On March 19th, 1799, he was married to Mary Detweiler who was born May 10th, 1775, and died September 22nd, 1850. After he was married he moved in the house situated on the west side of the Swamp Creek, towards the old school house, while his father's residence and the mill were on the east side. Here he was engaged in the woollen mills, carding, fulling and dying wool and yarns. He was a woollen manufacturer by trade. Here he resided until 1804, thence he moved to Pottstown, on old Isaac Shantz's farm, from there he, with his small family, in 1806 moved to a place where he remained for one year, thence he moved to Skippack where he remained five years. In 1812 he moved to Benjamin Reiff in Lower Salford Township, and after-wards to John Reiff where they resided until spring, 1825, when he with his wife and three sons and a daughter, namely: Jacob and wife, Daniel, Joshua, and Catharine, moved to Canada. They resided for a short time after their arrival here in this county, on old Christian Schneider's farm one mile south of Breslau. In fall of the same year they moved on the farm (lot No. 119, G.C.T.) now possessed by his son, George D. Shoemaker. Here they resided until their death. He died November 24th, 1864. They had a family of ten children"1a

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George Shoemaker, Sr.
 
27649 George Shoemaker, "was born October 1st, 1743. He was married to Barbara Landis and had a family of four children. They resided in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where he died October 5th, 1821."1a

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George Shoemaker
 
27650 Lived with son Jacob D. George Shoemaker, Sr.
 
27651 George D. Shoemaker, "was born February 11th, 1834. On March 15th, 1857, he was married to Magdalena Snyder. They reside in Woolwich Township, along the Pilkington line, where they possess a large farm. Here they raised a family of eight children"1a

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WOOLWICH PIONEER DEAD

After a protracted illness there passed away early this morning another of the pioneers of Woolwich township in the person of George Shoemaker. Deceased suffered a paralytic stroke five years ago, which undermined his previously robust health and from which he never fully recovered. About a year ago his condition became worse and he gradually lost strength until the end came.

The subject of this sketch was born on a farm near Berlin in 1834. In 1857 he was married to Magdalena Snyder. They moved to the northeastern part of Woolwich a couple of years later and resided there continuously until the present time. Deceased is survived by his sorrowing widow, eight children, 32 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and three sisters.

The children are: - Benjamin, Elmira; Jacob, Pilkington; Joseph, on the old homestead; Jane (Mrs. Jacob O. Dreisinger), east of Elmira; Noah, north of Floradale, Ephraim, Pilkington; Katie (Mrs. Elias M. Brubacher), near St. Jacobs; Rachel (Mrs. Noah Lichty), near Floradale.

The funeral will take place on Saturday forenoon, 9:30 o'clock, to the Mennonite cemetery north of Floradale.2a

2aElmira Advertiser 6 Oct 1910 
George D. Shoemaker
 
27652 George Shoemaker, "the third son of George Shoemaker, was born on the homestead of his grandfather, Jacob Shoemaker, in Frederick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, October 5th, 1803. From 1822 to 1824 he served his apprenticeship as weaver with one William Gratz who resided in Upper Salford Township. After having served his apprenticeship he made his home with Jacob Clemens. In 1825 he, in company with Jacob Clemens and family, Abraham Clemens and family, and others, came to Canada. During the first summer of his sojourn here he followed his trade, weaving. He had his shop at Deacon Abraham Clemens' place a little north of Preston. In the fall of the same year he engaged himself to Jacob Clemens who had selected as his home the farm situated on the west side of the Grand River, opposite Breslau, now occupied by Joseph Cressman. Here he was one year. The next five years he spent in "chopping and logging" (clearing land) for various parties within this township. In 1828 he purchased his farm, being part of lot No. 119, German Company's Tract, from old Samuel Bricker (formerly owned by old Hannes Eby), at the following rates, one hundred acres at $3 per acre and thirty-one acres at at $2 per acre. On June 8th, 1830, he was married to Anna Shuh who was born December 31st, 1808, and died August 20th, 1895. Soon after their marriage they moved on their farm where he still resides. He is now past 94 years of age. His family consisted of ten children"1a

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Shoemaker - On the 8th of December 1897 at his home near Berlin, Waterloo Co., Ont., of the infirmities of old age, Bro. George Shoemaker, aged 94 years, 2 months and 3 days. Bro. Shoemaker was the third son of George Shoemaker, and was born on the homestead of his grandfather Jacob Shoemaker in Frederic Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., Oct. 5, 1803. In his youth he worked at the loom for William Kratz of Upper Salford Twp. In 1825, in company with Jacob and Abraham Clemens and their families and others he emigrated to Canada, and for a while worked at his trade, that of weaver. Later he made his home with Jacob Clemens on the west side of the Grand River near Breslau. He afterward bought a farm two miles east of Berlin, on which he spent the remainder of his long life. On the 8th of June 1830 he was married to Anna Shuh, who died Aug. 20th 1895. He united with the Mennonite church in his youth, and was a faithful member. To them were born ten children, several of whom preceded their father. A number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren remain to mourn the loss of a kind grandparent. The remains were laid to rest in the C. Eby graveyard, Berlin, on the 11th of December, followed by an immense concourse of relatives and friends. Funeral services by E. S. Hallman in English from 1 Pet. 1:3,4, and by Noah Stauffer in German from Prov. 12:28.2a

2aHerald of Truth, Vol. XXXV, No. 1, January 1, 1898 - page 13, 14 
George D. Shoemaker
 
27653 George F. Shoemaker, "was born November 11th, 1835. He is married to Ellen Getz, July 17th, 1859. She was born September 19th, 1841. They reside on the old homestead of his father and have a family of eleven children"1a

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George F. Shoemaker
 
27654 George W. Shoemaker, "was born July 6th, 1876. He is a photographer by trade and at present he is engaged with Mr. C. Schneuker, the artist, Berlin, where he is receiving his final instructions in his calling as artist. He resides with his mother."1a

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George W. Shoemaker
 
27655 Gertrude Shoemaker, "was born August 12th, 1745. She was married to Christian Schmidt and died February 7th, 1817. No information in regard to family, nor where they resided."1a

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Gertrude Shoemaker
 
27656 Gilbert Joseph Shoemaker, "was born November 8th, 1849. He is married to Clara Ford."1a

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Gilbert Joseph Shoemaker
 
27657 Litzgus, Gladys (Shoemaker) - Peacefully, passed away, in her sleep, at home, in her 85th year, on Feb. 18, 2001. Survived by her sons, Wayne and wife Doris and Larry and wife Jane; sister of Yale, June, Ronald and Gerrard; loving grandmother of six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Predeceased by four brothers and two sisters. Cremation has taken place. Mass to be held in Memory of Gladys at a later date at St. Anthony Daniel RC Church. Donations to the Heart and stroke Foundation of Ontario or charity of choice and can be made by contacting Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, 745-9495.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Gladys Shoemaker
 
27658 THOMPSON, Gladys May

Of Cambridge, on Tuesday, October 18, 2005, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in her 90th year. Beloved mother of Shirley Thompson of Woodstock, William Thompson and his wife Bereathe of Cambridge, Irene Thompson of Kitchener and Darlene Jones and her husband William of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Survived by one sister Pearl Wirsehing of Cambridge and step-granddaughter Pauline Bittenden. Predeceased by her parents, Simon and Myrtle (Lamky) Shoemaker; five brothers, Robert, Leo, Howard, Frederick, Clifford and one sister Mildred Laur. Mrs. Thompson was born in Preston and had been a lifelong or the area. She was a member of St Clement's R.C. Church. The family will receive friends at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge on Friday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Clement's R.C. Church, 745 Duke Street, Cambridge on Saturday, October 22, 2005, at 10 a.m. Interment in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 21 Oct 2005 
Gladys May Shoemaker
 
27659 Grace W. Shoemaker, "was born September 9th, 1872."1a

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Grace W. Shoemaker
 
27660 Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection


Description: Black and white, studio portrait of Jacob S. Shoemaker's (1798-1875) sisters and daughters. They are identified as follows: back row from left to right: Aunt Barbara Huber (Mrs. Henry), Aunt Mary Ann McNally (Mrs. John), Aunt Lena (Magdalena) Clemens (Mrs. Joel); middle row from left to right: Aunt Mary Myers (Mrs. Michael), Aunt Magdalena (Mrs. Barnabas Devitt), Aunt Veronica Eby (Mrs. Isaac); and front row from left to right: Aunt Hannah Hett (Mrs. Caspar), Aunt Elizabeth Shoemaker (Miss).

The women in the front and back rows have been identified as the daughters of Jacob S. Shoemaker. The women in the middle row have been identified as sisters of Jacob S. Shoemaker and the daughters of John Shoemaker and Mary Shantz, according to Ezra Eby's book. 
Hannah Shoemaker
 
27661 Hannah Shoemaker, "was born in Bridgeport, Ontario, February 24th, 1838. She was married to the late Casper Hett and has a family of three children, one son who resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and two daughters who are with their mother who resides on Queen Street, Berlin, Ontario."1a

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Hannah Shoemaker
 
27662 Lived with William and Susannah Schuler and her brother Jacob Shoemaker Hannah Shoemaker
 
27663 Harriet Shoemaker, "resides with Mr. Noah Bowman of Conestogo, Ontario. She is not married."1a

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Harriet Shoemaker
 
27664 HAZEL DORIS VOISIN 1914 - 2006 Passed away, peacefully, at Columbia Forest Long Term Care Centre, on August 12, 2006, at the age of 92 years. Loving mother of Karen Voisin, Joyce Chambers, Joan Gutenkunst and Marlene Recktor. Proud grandmother of Kimberley, Corey, Tracey, Murray, Tanya, Heather, Paul, Melissa, Andrew, Lori, Linda, and Scott, as well as 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband, Raphael; an infant son, Murray and a grandchild, Stephen.Friends are invited to share their memories of Hazel with her family at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South in Waterloo on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. where Parish Prayer will be said at 8:45 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Hazel's life will be held at Saint Clement RC Church on Thursday, August 17, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Saint Clement RC Cemetery, St. Clements.Condolences for the family and donations to the K-W Humane Society can be arranged through the funeral home - 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com In living memory of Hazel, a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.1a

1aThe Record 13 Aug 2006 
Hazel Doris Shoemaker
 
27665 Shoemaker, Helen Margaret - Suddenly and after a lengthy illness, on Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, at Sunnyside Home, Helen Shoemaker, of Kitchener. Helen was predeceased by her brother, Norman on Saturday. She will be sadly missed by her brothers, Yale, Ronald and Gerard and his wife Marina and by her sisters, Gladys Litzgus and June Nolan and her husband John, as well as many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, on Tuesday, January 14 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, where parish prayers will be held at 8:30 pm. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home on Wednesday at 9:15 am, followed by a joint funeral mass with her brother at St. Anthony Daniel RC Church, 29 Midland Drive at 10 am. At Helen's request cremation will follow. A reception will be held at the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre, following the interment of her brother in Woodland Cemetery. Helen's remains will be interred in Woodland Cemetery at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson Foundation of Canada.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
Helen Margaret Shoemaker
 
27666 Henry M. Shoemaker, "was born September 11th, 1842, and was married to Rosina Vernon. He died in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U. S., December 28th, 1886."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Henry M. Shoemaker
 
27667 Henry Shoemaker, "was born August 21st, 1841, and died in Conestogo where he resided, November 24th, 1877. He was a good scholar and an expert in mathematics. The trade of his choice was waggon building which he carried on until his death which was caused by typhoid fever. On October 28th, 1864, he was married to Catharine Weber who was born December 15th, 1846. She is still living and resides on corner of Ahrens and Frederick Streets, Berlin. Their family consisted of nine children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Henry S. Shoemaker
 
27668 Henry W. Shoemaker, "was born May 25th, 1878. He is a druggist by profession and at present is engaged with Mr. Neville, proprietor of the City Drug Store, Berlin. He has his home with his mother."1a

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Henry W. Shoemaker
 
27669 Ida Minerva Shoemaker, "was born September 1st, 1863. On October 14th, 1883, she was married to Jacob B. Oberholtzer. They reside a little west of Berlin, on the "Randall Farm." They have a family of two children."1a

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Ida Minerva Shoemaker
 
27670 Irwin Shoemaker, "born March 20th, 1882."1a

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Irwin Shoemaker
 
27671 Isaac Shoemaker, "was born in Bridgeport, Ontario, January 24th, 1835, and died August 24th, 1856."1a

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Isaac Shoemaker
 
27672 Isaac M. Shoemaker, "was born August 15th, 1840, and is married to Nancy Hilborn. They reside at Preston, Ontario."1a

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Isaac M. Shoemaker
 
27673 Isabella Shoemaker, "is not married and is with her parents."1a

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Isabella Shoemaker
 
27674 Isabella Shoemaker, "was born September 5th, 1845, and died in Bridgeport, March 13th, 1851.1a

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Isabella Shoemaker
 
27675 Isaiah Shoemaker, "was born July 27th, 1873. He is a jeweler by trade and has a fine place of business in Paisley, Bruce County, Ontario, where he is doing well. He is unmarried."1a

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Isaiah Shoemaker
 
27676 Shoemaker, Israel, son of Joseph and Eliza (Burkhardt) Shoemaker; born Oct. 29, 1887, at Elmira, Ont.; died Oct. 27, 1958, at Elmira; aged 70 y. 11 m. 28 d. Married to Melissa Shoemaker in December 1901. Survivors: his wife and 5 children (Ella-Mrs. Arthur Wagner, Angus, Ivan, Clarence, and Cecil). Member of the Bethel Church of Elora, where funeral services were held Oct. 30 in charge of Newton L. Gingerich, assisted by Henry F. Martin. Interment in the Bethel Cemetery.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LI, Number 46 - November 18, 1958 - page 1107 
Israel Shoemaker
 
27677 Ruth married Frederick Willard Brown Iva Ruth "Ruth" Shoemaker
 
27678 Jacob Shoemaker, "the old progenitor was born in Canton, Berne, Switzerland, and when a lad of twelve years of age he, in company with his parents and others, moved to Pfaltz, Germany, where they, with other co-religionists, were promised freedom to worship the God of their fathers according to their views of the Bible. After residing here some twenty years they were subjected to the same persecutions as they were in Switzerland. Owing to the continual persecutions by the state party for not conforming to the church of the state, the old progenitor after the decease of his parents turned his face towards America, to which place he emigrated, for he had full confidence in the proclamations of William Penn who had proclaimed that all could worship the God of their fathers according to their views of the teaching of His Word and the dictates of their conscience. Such privileges our worthy ancestor, Jacob Shoemaker, considered a complete recompense for all his losses and privations in forsaking his friends, acquaintances, and native home. In May, 1737, he landed at Philadelphia and settled for a few years in Germantown. In spring, 1743, he moved to Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. All attempts made to ascertain his exact date of birth, to whom he was married and when he died proved fruitless owing to the fact that the family Bible, together with other records, were burnt with the house in which his son resided. Tradition has it that he was married to Mary Kunder and that he was about seventy-five years of age when he died and that his death took place some time during the year 1751,(So the late D . S. Shoemaker of Three Rivers, Michigan, informed the writer that the Progenitor died three years before his grandfather was born which was in 1754), consequently he must have been born in the year 1676, and was therefore 61 years of age when he came to America. He had a numerous family but all, save four sons died in infancy. The names of these were"1a

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Jacob Shoemaker
 
27679 Jacob Shoemaker, "the second eldest son of the old progenitor, was born in Pfaltz, Germany, March 31st, 1708. He was twenty-nine years of age when he, in company with his parents and the rest of the family came to America. After being in America for a year or so he formed an acquaintance with Susannah Schueler to whom he was married in the year 1740. She was born in Basle, Switzerland, February 19th, 1719, and died November 20th, 1789. They resided in Montgomery County, near Schiebach (Now spelled Skippack), where they had a family of eight children"1a

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Jacob Shoemaker
 
27680 Jacob Shoemaker, "the seventh child of Jacob Shoemaker, was born in Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, July 27th, 1754. He was married to Mary Tyson who was born April 7th, 1752, and died July 12th, 1803. In the year 1775 they moved to Frederick Township, Montgomery County, where he was engaged in farming and milling. His old mill, erected in 1737 on Swamp Creek, is still known as "'S Schuhmacher's Muehl" (Shoemaker's Mills). They had a family of five children, namely:...After the decease of old Jacob's wife he was again married to Magdalena Longenecker, widow of Isaac Urmy. Dates of her birth and death could not be ascertained. There was no issue of this marriage. After the decease of his second wife he made his home with his son, John, who resided on the old homestead. A year after the decease of his son John who died in January, 1828, he, in company with his son John's wife and three youngest children, and also his daughter, Mary, and her husband, George Bechtel, and family, moved to Canada. They first came to Waterloo to his grandson, Jacob S. Shoemaker. For some time old Jacob had his home with his son John's widow and his daughter, Mary, but after Jacob S. Shoemaker, his grandson, had his house built in Bridgeport, he made his home with him where he died November 19th, 1847, aged 93 years, 3 months, and 22 days. He was buried at the Mennonite burial ground, east end of the town of Berlin. He was a member of the Mennonite body."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby

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At Glasgow, Waterloo Township, on the 19th ult., Jacob Shoemaker, grandfather of Jacob S. Shoemaker, of Glasgow Mills, at the advanced age of over 93 years. The deceased was born in the State of Pennsylvania, and had resided in Waterloo for 30 years. His descendants, at his death, amounted to the goodly number of 220, among whom are seven great-great-grandchildren all living in Waterloo2a

2aThe Guelph Advertiser 7 Jan 1848 
Jacob Shoemaker
 
27681 Jacob Shoemaker, "twin brother to Magdalena, was born January 16th, 1844, and died on the 21st day of the same month."1a

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Jacob Shoemaker
 
27682 The Shoemaker House is a good representation of Georgian style houses with Classical Greek revival influences. The symmetrical six bay facade features triple brick laid in Flemish bond which is covered lightly by a red stucco wash and carefully lined to emphasize the brickwork. The first storey windows are double hung with 12 over 12 paned windows and the second storey windows are 8 over 12 paned. The two original Georgian doors have six panels and classical pilasters with pediments. Two of the three original chimneys remain in working order. Jacob Shoemaker
 
27683 Jacob D. Shoemaker, "the eldest son of George Shoemaker, was born on his grandfather's place near the old mills on Swamp Creek, Frederick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, November 24th, 1799. His boyhood days were spent in assisting his father in the woollen mills, carding and dying wool and yarns. From his fifteenth to his eighteenth year he was engaged in the grist and oil mills and during the wool season he assisted his father in the carding mills. When eighteen years of age he hired himself to John Funk who during that time had the misfortune of having his dwelling destroyed by fire, Shoemaker losing all his earthly possessions except the clothing he wore at the time. After quitting at John Funk's in the fall of 1818, he obtained work for a short time in a tannery near Pottsgrove. In spring of 1819 he attended school for six weeks in Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County. During the summer he labored for six months with David Allebach, in Skippack Township, at $12 per month. He paid out his wages $50 annually to his parents until he became of age.

After having served his six months he attended school another six weeks in Lower Salford Township. His teacher's name was Mr. Borsch. This then finished his school days. In 1820 he engaged himself to Abraham Clemens where he remained for two years, receiving $80 for the first year's wages and $72 for the second year. During the year 1822 he worked for George Reiff of Skippack Township, for $80 per year. The following year he spent in working by the day among the farmers. On November 18th, 1823, he was married to Jane, daughter of Alexander Dunbar. She was raised by Jacob Merkley who resided on the Perkiomen Creek, Skippack Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. In spring of 1824 he, in company with his wife moved to Joseph Lowery in Skippack whose farm he managed for five years. He received one-third of the product of the farm as wages for his labor and management. The annual income thus derived generally amounted to about $80.

In 1829 they with their family of two children, his parents, and two of his brothers and one sister, namely, Daniel, Joshua and Catharine, moved to Canada and came to what is now Bridgeport. Here he was engaged with Jacob S. Shoemaker who had come to Canada in 1820. During the fall of 1829 he worked on the sawmills erected the same year. While engaged here he purchased pine logs from Henry Erb who resided on lot No. 58, German Company's Tract, and had them sawed during the winter and drawn on his farm where he had a small shanty put up. Into this shanty they moved in April, 1830. The year previously he had purchased his farm, being south-west half of lot No. 19, Germam Company's Tract. containing 224 acres. During his first year on this extensive farm large clearings were made and a two-story log dwelling, 24x28 feet, erected. The log barn was erected the year following. In 1851 he erected the stone dwelling now occupied by his son, Alexander, and in 1842, he put up the large frame barn still standing. He is still living and enjoying good health and has his home with his son, Alexander who resides on the old homestead. His family consisted of ten children, of whom two died in infancy."1a

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JACOB C. SHOEMAKER
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The well-known centenarian of Berlin, Ontario, Bro. Jacob Shoemaker, died on Wednesday afternoon, March 12, 1902, at three o'clock, at the old homestead, occupied by his son, Alexander Shoemaker. The cause of death was due to old age. Bro. Shoemaker having reached the age of 102 years, 3 months, and 9 days. He had been confined to his bed for the past few months, and although he received every possible attention he passed peacefully away. Though death was not unexpected, he will be missed by those with whom he has been surrounded during the latter part of his life. Bro. Shoemaker was extremely kind hearted and the attention and the self sacrifice shown him by his children was always appreciated, and he never lost an opportunity of referring to their kindness to his friends who would visit him at his home.

Jacob D. Shoemaker was the eldest son of George Shoemaker, and was born on his grandfather's place near the old mills on Swamp Creek, Frederick township, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, November 24th, 1799. His boyhood days were spent in assisting his father in the woolen mills, carding and dying wool and yarns. From his fifteenth to his eighteenth year he was engaged in the grist and oil mills and during the wool season he assisted his father in the carding mills. When eighteen years of age he hired himself to John Funk who, during that time, had the misfortune to have his dwelling destroyed by fire, Bro. Shoemaker losing all his earthly possessions except the clothing he wore at the time. After quitting at John Funk's in the fall of 1818 he obtained work for a short time in a tannery near Pottsgrove. In the spring of 1819 he attended school for six weeks in Lower Salford township, Montgomery County. During the summer he labored for six months with David Allebach, in Skippack township, at twelve dollars per month. After having served his six months he attended school another six weeks in Lower Salford. This finished his school days. In 1820 he engaged himself to Abraham Clemens, where he remained for two years. During 1822 he worked for George Reiff of Skippack Township at eighty dollars per year. He then spent one year working amongst various farmers. On November 18th, 1823, he was married to Jane, daughter of Alexander Dunbar. She was raised by Jacob Merkley, who resided on the Perkiomen Creek, Shippack Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. In the spring of 1824 he, in company with his wife, moved to Joseph Lowery in Skippack, whose farm he managed for five years. He received one-third of the product of the farm as wages for his labor and management. The annual income thus derived averaged about eighty dollars annually. In 1829 they, with their family of two children, his parents, and two of his brothers and one sister, namely, Joshua and Catherine, moved to Canada and came to what is now Bridgeport. Here he was engaged with Jacob S. Shoemaker, who had come to Canada in 1820. During the fall of 1829 he worked in the sawmills erected the same year. While engaged here he purchased pine logs from Henry Erb who resided on lot number fifty eight, German Co.'s Tract, and had them sawed during the winter and drawn on his farm where he had a small shanty put up. Into this shanty they moved in April, 1830. The year previous he had purchased his farm, being south-west half of lot number nineteen, German Co's Tract, containing two hundred and twenty-four acres. During his first year in this extended farm large clearings were made and a two story dwelling, twenty-four by twenty-eight feet, erected. The log barn was erected the year following. In 1851 he erected the stone dwelling now occupied by his son, Alexander, and in 1842 he put up the large frame barn still standing.

Bro Shoemaker united with the Mennonite church in his youth and lived an exemplary life, worthy of imitation. In his last years his desire to depart and be with Christ was always strong, and can be truly said that he was homesick for heaven. A year ago he was stricken with illness, and he asked those who visited him not to pray for his recovery, but that if it pleased God, He should take him home. His conversation on temporal affairs was in later years mostly of a period of time from 1815 to 1840. The companions of his early life have all preceded him.
During the past number of years Bro. Shoemaker has been living with his son, Alexander. His family consisted of ten children, viz, Mary Ann, deceased; David, deceased; Mrs. John Shiedel, Waterloo Township, deceased; Mrs. Henry McKay, Aldborough Township, Elgin County; Geo. D., Woolwich Township; Alexander, on the homestead; Mrs. Joseph B. Snyder, Woolwich Township; Jane, deceased; Mrs. George Israel, near Williamsburg; Jacob, deceased. There are a large number of grandchildren.

The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon, at one o'clock, from the old homestead, and was very largely attended. Services by Noah Stauffer from Heb. 11:16, and A. Y. Haist from Job 5:26 at the C. Eby M. H., Berlin. Interment in the burying ground adjoining.2a

2aHerald of Truth, Vol. XXXIX, No. 7, April 1, 1902, page 109, 110, 111

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Jakob D. Schumacher

Finally, the last hour has sounded for our dear, old friend, Jakob D. Schumacher. On Wednesday afternoon, he fell gently and quietly asleep, to awake again in a better world. He attained the age of 102 years, 3 months, and 9 days and although he had to keep to his bed for approximately a year because of weakness, he was still in full possession of his mental faculties and could talk about his many experiences with his family and visiting friends; which he was fond of doing. About two weeks ago, he had a stroke, and since then, he was no longer fully conscious.

The deceased was the eldest son of George Schumacher, and was born November 24, 1799 at his grandfather's place by the old mill on Swamp Creek, Frederick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. As a youth, he helped his father in his woolen mill with stapling and dying. From his 15th to his 18th year, he worked in the meal and oil-mill, when necessary. At 18 years of age, he apprenticed himself to John Funk, whose residence burned down, whereby he lost everything, except for the clothes on his body. In the autumn of 1818, he worked for a time in a tannery near Pottsgrove.

In the spring of 1819, he attended school for 6 weeks in Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County. In the summer, he worked for 6 months for David Allenbach in Schippach Township for $12. a month. Then, he attended school in Lower Salford again for 6 weeks. With this, he finished his schooling. In 1820, he came to Abraham Clemens and worked for him for 2 years. In 1822, he worked for George Reiff in Schippach Township for $80. a year and the following year, he worked for various other farmers.

On November 18, 1823, he married Jane Dunbar, who had been raised by Jakob Merkley, who lived on Perkiomen Creek, Schippach Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. In the spring of 1824, he and his wife moved to Joseph Lowery's in Schippach, whose farm he managed for 5 years. For this, he received one third of the produce as his wages for his labour and administration. His annual income at this place was approximately $80.

In the year 1829, he moved to Canada with his wife, 2 children, as well as 2 brothers and one sister and settled there where Bridgeport now stands. He worked there for one year for his cousin, Jakob S. Schumacher, who had come to Canada in 1820, in the saw-mill, erected in the same year. During the winter, he purchased tree-trunks from Henry Erb, on Lot 58, German Company Tract, and turned them into lumber for a small house, which he raised the following summer on his 224 acre lot #19, German Company Tract. After he had moved into the house, he set about clearing the forest, and also erected a 2-storey residence. The next year, a barn was built. The stone house now occupied by his son, Alexander, came about in 1851. The large frame barn that still stands on the place was built in 1842. His wife, with whom he had lived in a small frame house, after having passed the place on to his son, Alexander, died August 9, 1880 and since then, he had found his home with his son's family, who had given him the best of care.

His family consisted of ten children, of whom five are still living, namely: George, living near Elmira; Mrs. Joseph Schneider, Berlin; Mrs. George Israel, Williamsburg; and Mrs. H. McCoy, Bothwell. In addition to these two sons and three daughters, he is survived by 43 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild, namely, Mrs. Wm. Luke, in Bothwell.

Also, it should be mentioned, that, he often suffered from epilepsy in his younger years, which, however, he later remained free of, after he had earnestly prayed to God and had promised to fast every Good Friday, which vow he had faithfully kept, even in later years, when age weakened him. His burial took place on the previous Saturday at the Mennonite cemetery in the eastern ward, with an exceptionally large number attending. The meeting-house was crammed full. Rev. Noah Stauffer preached in German and Rev. J. Y. Haist, in English. It should also be mentioned that he was one of the few men still living, who had helped with the construction of the meeting-house built in 1834, and the last man whose funeral service was held in it. Yesterday, on Wednesday, the demolition of the building was begun, in order to make room for a new, bigger House of God, to be built in the course of the coming summer.3a

3aBerliner Journal 13 Mar 1902 pg 4 col 5 Translated by: Patricia J. Kauk for the Kitchener Public Library

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100 Years Old

That which is granted only to relatively few mortals, namely: to attain the age of 100 years, was granted on Friday to Mr. Jakob D. Schumacher, who resides with his son Alexander, about three miles south of Berlin. In celebration of the day, many relatives and friends from near and far had gathered to wish the old gentleman much happiness on his day of celebration. During the day and evening, probably two hundred people carried out this affectionate duty. Fifty to sixty people shared in the noon dinner. His children, and his children's children honoured him with a giant bouquet of 100 white roses, tastefully arranged, as well as a speech wishing him well. There were also other floral offerings received, even one from Rochester, N.Y.

The old gentleman was happy and well. He is still in possession of his mental faculties, and although he is somewhat hard of hearing and his eyesight is weak, he recognized immediately most of the friends congratulating him. Those whom he did not recognize, he recalled as soon as their names were given. A quartet, consisting of the gentlemen. A.L. Breithaupt, H.S. Hallmann, A.B. Devitt, and J.A. Wiederhold, from Zion Church, came that evening and delighted the celebrants with the performance of several lovely songs.

Jakob D. Schumacher was born November 24, 1799, as the oldest son of George Schumacher, on his grandfather's farm near the old mill on Swamp Creek in Frederick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. In his youth, he helped his father with wool-carding and dying wool and yarn. From his 15th to 18th year, he worked in a grinding and oil-mill, and in the wool-season, he helped in his father's business. At 18 years of age, he apprenticed himself to John Funk, whose house burned down, whereby Schumacher lost everything, except for that which he had on his own body. In the autumn of 1818, he worked for a short time in a tannery near Pottsgrove.

The following spring, he attended the school in Lower Salford Township for six weeks, and in the summer worked for six months for David Allenbach in Schippach Township for $12 a month. From his salary, he gave his parents $50 a year, until he reached his majority. After six months had expired, he again attended school for six weeks and with that, his schooling came to an end. In 1820, he apprenticed himself to Abraham Clemens, as a labourer where he remained for two years. The first year, he earned $80 salary, and in the second year, $72. In 1822, he worked for George Reiff in Schippach Township for $80 a year, and later, earned daily wages from farmers.

On November 18, 1823 he married Jane Dunbar, daughter of a Scotsman, Alexander Dunbar by name. She had been raised by a German farmer, Jakob Merkley by name, in Schippach Township. In the spring of 1824, he moved to Joseph Lowery's farm in Schippach and worked on it for five years. As pay for his work, he received one third of the harvest. His annual income amounted to approximately $80.

In 1829, he came to Canada with his wife, and two children as well as two brothers and a sister and settled on the spot where Bridgeport now stands. He worked on the very spot where the sawmill of his cousin, Jakob S. Schumacher, had been constructed. The latter had arrived in 1820. He purchased several pine logs from Henry Erb, who lived on Lot Number 58, German Company Tract, and had them sawed up into boards. On the south-west half of Lot Number 10, German Company Tract, which contained 224 acres, which he had purchased in the meantime, he built a shack into which he moved in April 1830. In the first year, a considerable section of the forest was cleared and a two-storey log house was built. A log barn was built the following year. The large barn which now stands on the spot was erected in 1842 and the stone house in 1851.

When he passed the farm on to his son Alexander, he had a frame house built for himself and his wife. Since the death of his wife approximately 19 years ago, he has lived with his son Alexander, where he receives the best of care. Several years after he had settled down in the forest, he developed epilepsy, which occurred so often that he could not be left alone. For about fifty years, he has been free of this torment. He attributes this to the vow he made then, not to eat anything on Good Friday, which he has conscientiously held to ever since.
His descendants consist of two sons and three daughters, 38 grand-children and 42 great-grandchildren, who all are lovingly devoted to the "old Gross Dady" and wish him a good and peaceful old-age, in which the "Journal" also joins in.4a

4aBerliner Journal, Nov. 30, 1899, Page 4, Col. 5 - translated by Patricia Kauk for the Kitchener Public Library 
Jacob D. Shoemaker
 
27684 Jacob F. Shoemaker, "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, September 13th, 1824. He is married to Veronica Schneider and resides in Woolwich Township, about two miles north-east of Winterbourne. He is a farmer by occupation. They have a family of seven children" 1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jacob F. Shoemaker
 
27685 Built in 1840 by Jacob S. Shoemaker across from the mill he constructed in 1830. In 1969 the house with stone foundation and handmade brick walls was listed in fair to poor condition. The roof was framed with mortise and tenon joining. The house was a combination of Georgian proportions and classical decorations. The large dormers were reminiscent of early buildings in Pennsylvania. In 1850 the house was sold to Elias Eby together with the mill complex. The house was been renovated a number of times. The porch was removed and the house converted into a tri-plex by 1969.1a

1aBridgeport Mill, a non-dated (probably 1969) type written manuscript located at Doon Heritage Crossroads 2009 
Jacob S. Shoemaker
 
27686 Five stories high, stone and brick foundation with frame and clapboard siding (1969).1a

1aBridgeport Mill, a non-dated (probably 1969) type written manuscript located at Doon Heritage Crossroads 2009 
Jacob S. Shoemaker
 
27687 Jacob S. Shoemaker, "the eldest of John Shoemaker's children, was born April 24th, 1798. He, after quitting school, entered his father's mill where he was engaged until 1820 when he became desirous to seek his fortune in the then much-spoken-of Canada. He came to Abraham Erb, Waterloo, some time during the spring of 1820. He, being a practical miller, and just the man required to manage the grist mill of this place, remained in Abraham Erb's service as miller for nearly two years when he and William Hunsberger returned to Pennsylvania to visit their parents and friends. After making a sojourn of a few months they returned the same spring. Mr. Shoemaker again assumed the management of the Waterloo Mills. On July 2nd, 1822, he was married to Elizabeth Schneider (See Schneider record for her family history) who was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, January 2nd, 1802, and died in Preston, November 26th, 1876. Some time after their marriage he and his wife went home to Pennsylvania on a visit. During this visit he ordered the large clock, now in possession of his daughter, Elizabeth. His father brought it with him when he paid a visit to Canada in 1826. Some time during the year 1827 or 1828 he purchased lot No. 59, German Company's Tract and afterwards became the founder of Bridgeport. In 1829 he constructed the large dam and erected the sawmills still standing. In 1830 he erected the large roller mills now in possession of Messrs Shirk and Snider. He resided in the town of Waterloo until 1830 when he moved to Bridgeport. Here he soon became proprietor, besides the extensive mills and sawmills, of a store, woollen mills and distillery. In 1840 he built the large house now possessed by Mrs. Veronica Horst. During the great financial depression all over the province in 1851, besides other difficulties never fully investigated, he is said to have failed. He then moved to Preston to his son-in-law, Joel Clemens, from there to Blenheim Township, Oxford County, where he erected a sawmill and did a successful business. His last days were spent with his daughter, Barbara (Mrs. H. Huber of Berlin), where he died March 20th, 1875. Both he and his wife are buried in the Mennonite burial ground at the east end of Berlin. They had a family of eleven children" 1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jacob S. Shoemaker
 
27688 Jacob S. Shoemaker, "was born in Bridgeport, Ontario, March 4th, 1842. He was married to Eliza Hall who died a few years ago. He has had quite a family and the younger of his children stay with him in Berlin where he resides."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jacob S. Shoemaker
 
27689 Jacob S. Shoemaker, "was born June 15th, 1859. He was married to Barbara Wideman, March 5th, 1882. They reside in Pilkington Township, near the Grand River."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Shoemaker. - Jacob Shoemaker was born at Berlin (now Kitchener), Ont., on June 15, 1859; died at Floradale on Oct. 17, 1917; aged 58 y. 4 m. 2 d. He was married to Barbara Wideman on Mar. 5, 1882. This union was blessed with four children and one child was adopted. He leaves to mourn four children. Bro. Shoemaker had undergone an operation a week previous to his death, not expecting that the end would be so soon. When he realized that his end was near he called his family to his bedside and earnestly admonished them to live true Christian lives that they all might meet again in the glory world. Bro.Shoemaker was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, was of a quiet, unassuming disposition but left to us a very bright testimony. He found much consolation in the words of our Savior, Jno. 14: 1, 2. Funeral services were conducted at North Woolwich Church, Waterloo Co., Ont., by Abraham Gingerich and Oliver D. Snider. His body was laid to rest in adjoining cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume X, Number 38 - December 20, 1917 - page 703 
Jacob S. Shoemaker
 
27690 Lived with William and Susannah Schuler and his sister Hannah Jacob S. Shoemaker
 
27691 Jane Shoemaker, "was born December 30th, 1840, and died of typhoid fever August 20th, 1860."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jane Shoemaker
 
27692 Jane Shoemaker, "was born June 30th, 1865. She is not married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jane Shoemaker
 
27693 Jennie Shoemaker, 'is married to Franklin Wilson and resides in Chatham, Kent County, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jane Shoemaker
 
27694 Jeriah Shoemaker, "born June 5, 1869,"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Jeriah Shoemaker
 
27695 John Shoemaker, "the eldest son, was born in Frederick Township,(All the children of old Jacob were born in this township) Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, May 12th, 1775. He spent his boyhood days on his father's farm and during the busy times he assisted his father in the mill. On May 2nd, 1797 he was married to Mary Shantz who was born March 13th, 1775, and died April 6th, 1866, aged 92 years and 23 days (See old Isaac Shantz's family record). They commenced farming on his father's old place where they resided until his death. They had a family of nine children, of whom two died young. During the year 1827 he met with an accident which ultimately brought on dropsy and other diseases causing his death which took place January 30th, 1828."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John Shoemaker
 
27696 John Shoemaker - John Shoemaker, 75, of 145 Victoria St. South died Friday in St. Mary's Hospital after a lengthy illness. For 42 years he operated Shoemaker's Grocery on Victoria Street South. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Shoemaker and came to Preston from Poland. He moved to Kitchener 42 years ago. Mr. Shoemaker was a member of St. John's RC Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Laura White whom he married in Preston in 1912; five sons, Norman, Donald, Yale, Ronald and Gerard, all of Kitchener; four daughters, Mrs. Clayton (Gladys) Litzgus of Waterloo, Mrs. Clarence (Dorothy) Lehman, Mrs. John (June) Noland and Helen, all of Kitchener; two brothers, Leo of Preston and Adam of Buffalo; a sister, Mrs. Benjamin (Dorothy) Roaochi of Buffalo; and five grandchildren. Two sons, Bruce and Wilfred, predeceased him. The body is at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home where the rosary will be recited at 8 pm Sunday. Requiem high mass will be conducted at St. John's Church at 11 am Monday and burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary 
John A. Shoemaker
 
27697 John Adam Shoemaker, "is married to Minnie Michel. At present they reside in New York City, New York, where he is engaged in the button manufacturing business."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John Adam Shoemaker
 
27698 John Shoemaker, "second son of George Shoemaker, was born in the old Shoemaker residence situated on the north side of the Swamp Creek, near the old carding and fulling mills, in Frederick Township Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, December 26th, 1800. He learned the shoemaking trade with Abraham Harley of Towamencin. On October 12th, 1823, he was married to Catharine, daughter of Henry and Mary (Heller) Fried. She was raised by old Jacob Clemens. After they were married they moved to George Clemens' in Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. On May 10th, 1825, he, with his wife and son Jacob, his brother George, Jacob and George Clemens and their families, Charles Mohr, Martin Schiedel, Henry Clemmer and family, Henry Moyer and family, Jacob Kolb, and others, left for Canada and arrived at Preston on the 1st of June following. John Shoemaker moved on the farm known as "Bill Moyer's Place", near Berlin, now possessed by Isadore B. Snyder. Here they lived for two years then they moved on west side of Jacob Y. Shantz's saw mill pond, in Joseph Eby's house. This house was previously occupied by Henry Clemmer who had moved to Preston. On February 20th, 1829, they left here and moved on their farm one mile north of Breslau. Here he still resides with his son, George F. On this farm, lot No. 107, Horning's Tract, there were several acres cleared and a small log house erected in fall of 1828. The old house was about 150 yards south-east from the present residence. Here they raised a family of eight children. She died December 25th, 1879."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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SHOEMAKER
. - John D. Shoemaker was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., December 26th 1800, was married to Catherine Fried, Oct. 12th 1823, emigrated to Waterloo Co., Canada in 1825, lived in matrimony 56 years, his wife dying about 16 years ago. He died on the 30th of September 1895, aged 94 years, 9 months and 4 days. His posterity numbers 8 children (4 sons and 4 daughters) of whom 6 survive him; also 66 grandchildren, 102 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. The funeral services, conducted by Daniel Wismer and S. Stauffer, were largely attended.2a

2aHERALD OF TRUTH , Vol. XXXII, No. 22, November 15, 1895, p. 350, 351 
John D. Shoemaker
 
27699 John F. Shoemaker, "was born May 24th, 1831. He is a builder and carpenter by trade but the last number of years he has followed farming and owns a beautiful farm adjoining the village of Breslau. He is married to Ann Sherington. Their family consists of eight children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John F. Shoemaker
 
27700 John H. Shoemaker, "was born July 28th, 1843. In the beginning of the American war he went to Detroit where he enlisted in the Union army and went through the dreadful civil war of the United States from 1861 to 1865. He was first married to Mary Van Nordstrand, August 12th, 1862. She died May 13th, 1863. He was again married to Wilhelmine Anna Land, May 15th, 1877, at Dalton, Georgia, U.S. He now resides at Niles, Michigan and has a small family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John H. Shoemaker
 
27701 John S. Shoemaker, "a painter by trade, resides in Grand Traverse, Michigan. He is about sixty years of age. No information received in regard to his marriage or family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John S. Shoemaker
 
27702 John S. Shoemaker, "third son of John Shoemaker, was born January 12th, 1803. He was married to Fanny Sailor. In 1825 he came to Canada with John Bingeman whose team he drove. He returned to Pennsylvania the same fall where he resided until his death which took place February 19th, 1828. He left no family and after his death the widow came to Canada and was afterwards married to John Baumann of the town of Waterloo where they resided until their death."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John S. Shoemaker
 
27703 John S. Shoemaker, "was born in the town of Waterloo, February 12th, 1825. He is married to Fannie Huber and has a family. They reside at Highgate, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John S. Shoemaker
 
27704 Johnson A. Shoemaker, "was born December 24th, 1847. He was married twice, first to Lizzie Davis who died about a year after their marriage, then to Temperance V. Boucher. They reside in Tennessee, U.S., and have a small family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Johnson Adam Shoemaker
 
27705 Joseph Shoemaker, "was born February 17th, 1862. He was married to Eliza Burkhard, March 14th, 1886. They reside in Pilkington Township and have a family of one son named Israel."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Shoemaker, -- Joseph, was born on the Shoemaker homestead Feb. 10, 1862, and resided there until death, April 15, 1951; aged 89 y. 3 m. 5 d. Death was caused by Various physical disorders. In March, 1886, he married Eliza Burkhardt, who died in November, 1916. To this union were born 2 sons (Israel, living on the home farm, and Edwin, who died at birth). In December, 1919, he was united in marriage to Lovina Snider, who died in May, 1930. In his early manhood he united with the Mennonite Church and later became a charter member of the Floradale Mennonite Church where he remained a faithful member until death. The three and one-half years he regularly attended the Bethel Mennonite Church. He leaves to mourn 1 son and daughter-in-law, 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters (Jane-Mrs. Jake Dreisinger, Elmira, Ont.; Katie-Mrs. Dilman Brubacher, St. Jacobs, Ont.; and Rachel-Mrs. Noah Lichty, Floradale, Ont.), and many relatives and friends. Services were held at the Floradale Mennonite Church May 17, in charge of Newton L. Gingrich, assisted by O. D. Snider and Rufus Yutzi. Burial was made in the North Woolrich Cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XLIV , Number 24 - June 12, 1951 page 573, 574 
Joseph Shoemaker
 
27706 Joseph Shoemaker, "was born in Bridgeport, Ontario, September 28th, 1832, and died July 15th, 1851."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joseph Shoemaker
 
27707 Joseph Shoemaker, "was born January 12th, 1807. He never lived in Canada. After he left home he moved to Ohio, thence to Indiana, then, later on, to Albion, Marshal County, Iowa, where he is still living. On February 15th, 1831, he was married to Catharine Jantzen who was born January 25th, 1810, and died September 25th, 1866. They had a family of six children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joseph Shoemaker
 
27708 Joshua Shoemaker, "was born April 20th, 1813, and came to Canada in 1829. He was married to Catherine Scheirich and lived in Wilmot Township, on the tract of land now owned by John and Moses K. Schneider. His father-in-law wanted him to purchase his farm, now owned by George Hiestand. He sold his farm in Wilmot Township and moved to John Scheirich's. After his wife's death he was married to Catherine Wildfong. After his second marriage he left the Scheirich farm and purchased the farm now owned by Peter Reist. Here he constructed a dam and erected a sawmill. On the evening of May 15th, 1840, while engaged in fishing at the dam, he fell off the raft and was drowned. He left a family of three children, one of whom was named John."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joshua Shoemaker
 
27709 Joshua Shoemaker, "was born April 20th, 1813, and came to Canada in 1829. He was married to Catherine Scheirich and lived in Wilmot Township, on the tract of land now owned by John and Moses K. Schneider. His father-in-law wanted him to purchase his farm, now owned by George Hiestand. He sold his farm in Wilmot Township and moved to John Scheirich's. After his wife's death he was married to Catherine Wildfong. After his second marriage he left the Scheirich farm and purchased the farm now owned by Peter Reist. Here he constructed a dam and erected a sawmill. On the evening of May 15th, 1840, while engaged in fishing at the dam, he fell off the raft and was drowned. He left a family of three children, one of whom was named John."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Joshua Shoemaker
 
27710 Karen Christine (Shoemaker) Richardson went home to be with the Lord on July 19, 2013 after a long and hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer.

Karen was born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada and moved to the United States with her family in 1992. In addition to helping raise her family, Karen was very active in her church and was heavily involved with the creation of All God's Children School at Delta Community Presbyterian Church. She will always be remembered for her warm and kind spirit, commitment to her family, friends and church, as well as her legendary apple pies.

She is survived by her ever-loving husband of 35 years, Ron; devoted children Ryan (Marisa), Julie-Anne (Casey), and Scott (Kimberly); grandson Alexander; and sister Norma Jean.

A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, July 29 at 11 a.m. at Delta Community Presbyterian Church in Discovery Bay. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of the East Bay's Bruns House in memory of Karen Richardson (www.hospiceeastbay.org/bruns-house). 
Karen Christine Shoemaker
 
27711 Louisa Shoemaker, "born July 5th, 1868."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Louisa Shoemaker
 
27712 Lovina Catharine Shoemaker, "was born July 30th, 1844. She is married to Jonathan Roberts."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lovina Catharine Shoemaker
 
27713 Lucinda Shoemaker, "was born August 9th, 1861. On October 5th, 1880, she was married to Samuel E. Shantz. They reside on a farm about three-fourth mile from her father's place. They have a family of three children."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Lucinda Shoemaker
 
27714 Lydia Ann Shoemaker, "born June 5th, 1878."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lydia Ann Shoemaker
 
27715 Lydia Ann, "was born September 19th, 1866. She is married to Simeon Eby. They reside in the town of Galt and have one child, a son named Maurice Lincoln."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lydia Ann Shoemaker
 
27716 Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection


Description: Black and white, studio portrait of Jacob S. Shoemaker's (1798-1875) sisters and daughters. They are identified as follows: back row from left to right: Aunt Barbara Huber (Mrs. Henry), Aunt Mary Ann McNally (Mrs. John), Aunt Lena (Magdalena) Clemens (Mrs. Joel); middle row from left to right: Aunt Mary Myers (Mrs. Michael), Aunt Magdalena (Mrs. Barnabas Devitt), Aunt Veronica Eby (Mrs. Isaac); and front row from left to right: Aunt Hannah Hett (Mrs. Caspar), Aunt Elizabeth Shoemaker (Miss).

The women in the front and back rows have been identified as the daughters of Jacob S. Shoemaker. The women in the middle row have been identified as sisters of Jacob S. Shoemaker and the daughters of John Shoemaker and Mary Shantz, according to Ezra Eby's book. 
Magdalena Shoemaker
 
27717 Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection


Description: Black and white, studio portrait of Jacob S. Shoemaker's (1798-1875) sisters and daughters. They are identified as follows: back row from left to right: Aunt Barbara Huber (Mrs. Henry), Aunt Mary Ann McNally (Mrs. John), Aunt Lena (Magdalena) Clemens (Mrs. Joel); middle row from left to right: Aunt Mary Myers (Mrs. Michael), Aunt Magdalena (Mrs. Barnabas Devitt), Aunt Veronica Eby (Mrs. Isaac); and front row from left to right: Aunt Hannah Hett (Mrs. Caspar), Aunt Elizabeth Shoemaker (Miss).

The women in the front and back rows have been identified as the daughters of Jacob S. Shoemaker. The women in the middle row have been identified as sisters of Jacob S. Shoemaker and the daughters of John Shoemaker and Mary Shantz, according to Ezra Eby's book. 
Magdalena Shoemaker
 
27718 Magdalena Shoemaker, "was born in the town of Waterloo June 6th, 1828. She is married to Joel Clemens and resides near Preston, Ontario. They have had quite a large family but a few of their children died."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Shoemaker
 
27719 Magdalena Shoemaker, "was born January 16th, 1844. On August 13th, 1867, she was married to George Israel. They reside on the old "Henry Woods Farm" near Williamsburg. Their family consists of seven children, of whom one is dead."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Shoemaker
 
27720 Magdalena Shoemaker, "was born November 20th, 1811. In 1829 she came to Canada with her mother and family. On May 1st, 1831, she was married to Barnabas Devitt who was born March 25th, 1807, and died January 20th, 1891."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Shoemaker
 
27721 Magdalena Shoemaker, "was born October 30th, 1843. She is married to Joseph Reist, a farmer. They live near Alsfeldt, Grey County, Ontario, and have one son named Allan."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Shoemaker
 
27722 Magdalena Shoemaker, "youngest in family, was born October 14th, 1879. She is home with her father and is a great favorite among all the members of her father's and her grandfather's family. She used to be kind of a pet with some of the teachers in school."1a

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Mrs. Urias K. Weber, 78, of 142 Courtland Ave. East, died yesterday in the K-W Hospital. The wife of Rev. Urias K. Weber, she was a native of Waterloo Township. The former Magdalena Shoemaker, she was last surviving member of her family. A charter member of the church, Mrs. Weber was also a member of the Women's Missionary Association. She and Rev. Mr. Weber were married in 1899 in Kitchener. Surviving are five sons and four daughters. They are Gordon and Howard of Kitchener, Stanley of New Dundee, Edward of Waterloo and Paul of Oakville, and Mrs. Irvin (Olive) Eby, Miss Ruby Weber and Miss Edna Weber, all of Kitchener, and Mrs. Maurice (Mary) Plummer of Waterloo. A son, Harold, predeceased her. There are 23 granchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. The body will be at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home until Thursday at 1 p. m. when removal will be made to the church where a service will be conducted at 3 p. m. by Rev. Wilfred Ulrich, pastor. Contributions to the Women's Missionary Society of the church will be accepted as expressions of sympathy.2a

2aKitchener-Waterloo Record 1958 
Magdalena Shoemaker
 
27723 Malinda Shoemaker, "was born August 4th, 1870. On March 2nd, 1892, she was married to Charles E. Lips. They reside on the old "Dennis Devitt Farm" four miles west of Berlin, on the Petersburg Road."1a

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Malinda Shoemaker
 
27724 Margaret W. Shoemaker, "was born in Bridgeport, March 18th, 1860. On November 29th, 1877, she was married to John W. Wright. They reside in Three Rivers, Michigan."1a

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Margaret W. Shoemaker
 
27725 Martha Shoemaker, "was born June 9th, 1831. She was married to Henry McKay, April 9th, 1855. They reside in Aldborough Township, Elgin County, where he is engaged in farming. They had a family of nine children, of whom one is dead."1a

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Martha Shoemaker
 
27726 At the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital on Tuesday, April 1, 1980, Martin Jacob Shoemaker of 202 Simeon St., aged 70 years. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Shoemaker, Martin was a lifelong resident of the Twin Cities, active in the affairs of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. He was a charter member of the church, a member of the original planning committee of the church, formerly Sunday school superintendent for many years and formerly church councillor and elder.

He began his career at C.N. Weber Ltd. He owned and operated Shoemaker's Hardware at the City Hall Square for many years and latterly had been employed at MacDonald Electric Limited.

He was predeceased by his wife, the former Freda W. Huthin Jun of 1972; by a brother E. J. Shoemaker and a sister, Mrs. Agnes Rockel. Surviving are his three daughters: Jean (Mrs. Rudy H. Penner), Barbara (Mrs. John Schneider), both of Kitchener and Audrey (Mrs. Gus Maue) of Route 2, Baden and by his two sons: Donald H. of Route 2, Baden and David M. of Cambridge (G); 18 grandchildren also survive. Lovingly remembered by his two great-grandchildren: Kevin and Cindy Overland.

Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 p.m. tonight until noon on Thursday when removal will be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church for the service at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. L.E. Wentzlaff officiating. Interment Memory Gardens. The family will be in attendance at the funeral home tonight from 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2-4:30 and 7-9 p.m.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record 1 Apr 1980 pg 33 
Martin Jacob Shoemaker
 
27727 Mary Shoemaker, "the eldest daughter of George Shoemaker, was born July 30th, 1802. She was married to John Landis who was born June 25th, 1792, and died July 27th, 1856. They had a family of ten children but none of them reside in Canada. They reside in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where their parents resided until their death. She died September 2nd, 1885."1a

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Mary Shoemaker
 
27728 Mary Shoemaker, "was born April 6th, 1832. She is married to Bishop Elias Weber. They reside on the old "Kunneman Farm" one mile west of Breslau and have quite a family, most of whom are married."1a

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Mary Shoemaker
 
27729 Mary Shoemaker, "was born in Bridgeport, July 18th, 1842, and died November 3rd, 1849."1a

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Mary Shoemaker
 
27730 Mary Shoemaker, "was born January 1st, 1838. She was accidentally burnt, July 11th, 1838, from which she died a few hours afterwards."1a

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Mary Shoemaker
 
27731 Mary Shoemaker, "the second daughter of John Shoemaker, was born May 28th, 1808. She came to Canada in August, 1828. On October 11th, 1829, she was married to Michael Myers who was born August 24th, 1803, and died March 11, 1879."1a

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Mary "Polly" Shoemaker
 
27732 Mary A. Shoemaker, "was born November 18th, 1849. After she had received her education she taught school in Bridgeport and other places in Waterloo County. On January 28th, 1875, she was married to John F. Snoor. They reside in Niles, Michigan, and have a small family."1a

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Mary Amelia Shoemaker
 
27733 Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection


Description: Black and white, studio portrait of Jacob S. Shoemaker's (1798-1875) sisters and daughters. They are identified as follows: back row from left to right: Aunt Barbara Huber (Mrs. Henry), Aunt Mary Ann McNally (Mrs. John), Aunt Lena (Magdalena) Clemens (Mrs. Joel); middle row from left to right: Aunt Mary Myers (Mrs. Michael), Aunt Magdalena (Mrs. Barnabas Devitt), Aunt Veronica Eby (Mrs. Isaac); and front row from left to right: Aunt Hannah Hett (Mrs. Caspar), Aunt Elizabeth Shoemaker (Miss).

The women in the front and back rows have been identified as the daughters of Jacob S. Shoemaker. The women in the middle row have been identified as sisters of Jacob S. Shoemaker and the daughters of John Shoemaker and Mary Shantz, according to Ezra Eby's book. 
Mary Ann Shoemaker
 
27734 Mary Ann Shoemaker, "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, November 7th, 1824. She came to Canada when in her fifth year. She has left one heir, Reuben Bowman who was born August 3rd, 1852, and is married to Louisa Geiger. They reside in Berlin, Ontario. She died July 28th, 1876."1a

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Mary Ann Shoemaker
 
27735 Mary Ann Shoemaker, "was born in the town of Waterloo, November 20th, 1826. She is married to John McNally and resides on a large farm at Blair, Ontario. They have quite a numerous family."1a

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Mary Ann Shoemaker
 
27736 Mary Shoemaker, "is married to a Mr. Letson and resides near Winterbourne, Ontario."1a

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Mrs. Samuel Letson, (nee Mary Shoemaker), passed away at her home, one mile south of West Montrose on Sunday, Jan. 21. Deceased had resided in that district for over 52 years. She was a member of the United Church. The funeral was held on Wednesday, Jan. 24, with service at the home and then to West Montrose United Church. Rev. A. W. Fosbuary officiated. Interment took place in the adjoining cemetery. Surviving are her husband, one son, Byron of Conestogo, three daughters, Mrs. Walter Knarr, Conestogo, Mrs. Nancy Lasby and Miss Addie Letson. Four grandchildren also survive.

Waterloo Chronicle 26 Jan 1940 pg 3 
Mary Ann Shoemaker
 
27737 Macey Shoemaker, "is unmarried and resides in Chatham, Ontario."1a

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Mary M. Shoemaker
 
27738 Mathew Shoemaker, "died in infancy."1a

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Mathew Shoemaker
 
27739 Matilda Shoemaker, "born April 1st, 1865."1a

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Matilda Shoemaker
 
27740 Matilda Shoemaker, "is married to David Letson. They reside in Winterbourne, Ontario."1a

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Matilda Shoemaker
 
27741 Shoemaker, Melissa, daughter of Benjamin and Lydia (Brox) Shoemaker, was born in Pilkington Twp., Jan. 22, 1885; died at the Guelph (Ont.) General Hospital on Aug. 17, 1972; aged 87 y. 6 m. 26 d. On Dec. 10, 1907, she was married to Israel Shoemaker, who preceded her in death Oct. 29, 1958. Surviving are one daughter (Ella - Mrs. Arthur Wagner), 4 sons (Angus, Ivan, Clarence, and Cecil), 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 4 sisters (Mary - Mrs. Sylvester Ziegler, Lydia Ann - Mrs. Abraham Bauman, Kate - Mrs. Thomas Howlett, and Emma - Mrs. George Bauman), and one brother (William). One brother preceded her in death. She was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 19, in charge of Simeon W. Hurst; interment in the adjoining cemetery1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume 65, Number 40 - October 10, 1972 page 838 
Melissa Elizabeth Shoemaker
 
27742 Menno Shoemaker, "was married to Miss M. Brothers. He is a mason by trade and resides in Wallace Township, Perth County, Ontario."1a

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Menno Shoemaker
 
27743 Menno Shoemaker, "was born March 8th, 1845. He is married to Esther Shantz and resides in Berlin and is a carpenter by trade. They have a family of five children".1a

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Menno M. Shoemaker
 
27744 Michael Shoemaker, "was born March 27th, 1742. He was married to Anna Hackman and had a family of six children. They resided in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He died July 3rd, 1828."1a

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Michael Shoemaker
 
27745 Died At Kitchener, Ont., on Wednesday, November 15th, 1922 Milton Wilfrid beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Shoemaker Aged 23 years 5 months 7 days The Funeral will take place from the residence, 96 Church St. Kitchener, Ont. Friday, November 17th, 1922 at two o'clock p. m. to Pentecostal Church, thence to East End Mennonite Cemetery for interment. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Funeral Card 
Milton Wilfrid Shoemaker
 
27746 BRUBACHER, Myra - Peacefully, went home to be with the Lord, on Monday, September 6, 2004, at Chateau Gardens, Elmira. Myra (Shoemaker) Brubacher, in her 84th year, of Elmira. Beloved wife of the late Elmer S. Brubacher (Nov. 26, 1991). Loving mother of Lois and Howard Gingrich of Elmira. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren, Lisa and Phil Gingrich and Eugene and Anita Gingrich, Jennifer and Todd Lockhart, Janice and Kipp Kraehling and great-grandchildren, Nikki, Kevin, Randy and Tymber Pridham and Jessica Kraehling. Dear sister of Norma Weber of Cambridge, Verna and Maurice Bauman of Floradale and sister-in-law of Emerson and Elvina Brubacher of Floradale.Predeceased by her parents, Ervin and Edna Shoemaker; two sons, Neil and Maurice and one sister, Margaret.The family will receive friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At noon on Thursday, 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 Canadian Diabetes Association or Floradale Mennonite Church would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aThe Record 7 Sep 2004 
Myra Alberta Shoemaker
 
27747 Nancy Shoemaker, "twin sister to Susannah, was born March 11th, 1866. She is married to Henry Otterbein and resides at home with her father."1a

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Nancy Shoemaker
 
27748 Nancy Ellen Shoemaker, "was born February 1st, 1862. She is married to Fred Brown, of the firm of Brown & Erb, manufacturers, etc., Berlin. They reside in Berlin and have one son named Arthur."1a

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Nancy Ellen Shoemaker
 
27749 Naomi Shoemaker, "was born June 2nd, 1838. On April 12th, 1857, she was married to Joseph B. Snyder. They reside on a large farm situated in Woolwich Township, a little south of Winterbourne, They have a family of five children"1a

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Naomi Shoemaker
 
27750 Noah Shoemaker, "was born March 27th, 1867. He was married to Sarah Burkhard, February 1st, 1891. They have one son named Ervin."1a

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Shoemaker.-Noah, was born near Floradale, Ont., March 27, 1867; died May 18, 1943; aged 76 y. 1 m. 21 d. On Feb. 1, 1891, he married Sarah Burkhardt. Two sons were born to this union, Ervine, residing on the homestead, and Amos in Kitchener. Surviving are his wife, 2 sons, 5 grandchildren, a brother (Joseph), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Jane Dreisinger, Mrs. Dilman Brubacher, and Mrs. Noah Lichty). Funeral services were conducted May 20 at the home and at the Mennonite Church, Floradale, Ont., where he had been a faithful member. The services were conducted by Bros. Oliver D. Snider and Reuben Dettwiler. Texts, Rev. 2:10b; II Cor. 5:1. Burial in North Woolwich cemetery2a

2aGospel Herald - Vol. XXXVI, No . 28 - October 7, 1943 - pp. 575, 576 
Noah Shoemaker
 
27751 KINGHAM, Pearl Marguerite

At K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Monday, Sept. 2, l998, following a lengthy illness, Mrs. Pearl Kingham (nee Shoemaker), of Harvard Place, Waterloo, in her 80th year. Loving mother of Bob of Ottawa, Glenda and her husband Ted Nancarrow of Waterloo, Jim and his wife Anastasia of Toronto, Corrinne and the late John McClure of Brantford; sister of Lorraine Calder of Kitchener, Jim Shoemaker and his wife Nance of Florida. Sadly missed by 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Ernie Kingham in 1988. Friends and relatives may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W. Kitchener, today (Wednesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 1:30 p.m., until the time of funeral and committal services in the chapel at 2:30 p.m., Cremation.

The Record 4 Sep 1996 pg E4

 
Pearl Marguerite Shoemaker
 
27752 Rachel Shoemaker, "was born October 20th, 1873. She is unmarried."1a

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Rachel Shoemaker
 
27753 Rachel Shoemaker, "is married to Moses Sittler and resides in Latonia, Ohio, U.S."1a

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Rachel Ann Shoemaker
 
27754 Reuben Shoemaker, "is on the farm with his father. Not married."1a

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Reuben Eleazar Shoemaker
 
27755 Shoemaker.- Reuben Wesley, son of Benjamin and Lydian* (Brox) Shoemaker, passed at his home in Elmira, Ont., Mar. 27, 1972; aged 77 y. 4 m. 23 d. Surviving are his wife, the former Edith Hasenpflug, one daughter (Elma-Mrs. Ervin Musselman), 3 sons (Wilfred, Herb, and Milton), 5 sisters (Mary-Mrs. Sylvester Ziegler, Lydian-Mrs. Abram Bauman, Kate-Mrs. Thomas Hewlett, Melissa-Mrs. Israel Shoemaker, and Emma-Mrs. George Bauman), and one brother (William). He was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Mar. 30, in charge of Simeon Hurst and Raymond Erb; interment in the adjoining cemetery.*Transcriber's note: The name was not clear in the original print.1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume LXV, Number 17 - April 25, 1972, pages 387, 388. 
Reuben Wesley Shoemaker
 
27756 SHOEMAKER, Robert Leander - Peacefully at his residence, Guelph, on Monday, April 14, 2008, surrounded by his family and friends. Bob Shoemaker, in his 85th year, after a rich and full life. Beloved husband of the late Ruth C. (Hallman) Shoemaker (1994). His precious and happy spirit will be forever missed by son, Bob and his wife Jayne of Southampton and daughter, Nancy of Guelph. Missed by grandchildren, Kelly (Tim) and Rob (Kelly) and great-grandchildren, Maddie and Finn. Dear brother of the late Arthur. Bob will also be fondly remembered by good friend, Dorothy Small and her son, Bill and caregivers, Novie and Diane. We will all remember Bob in the places he loved best: his work; on the golf course; in his garden and at the cottage. His passion for travel was only surpassed by his joy in planning the adventure. Bob had a wonderful sense of humour and was the author of many practical jokes aimed at family and friends. He was commissioned in 1950 as an Ontario Land Surveyor, planning and surveying throughout southern Ontario for more than 50 years. He served as Chairman of the Guelph Planning Board; Board Member of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce; Member of the Guelph Curling Club; Board Member of Norfolk Street United Church; Member of Wellington Men's Club and Probus. Thanks to Dr. T. Toban, C.C.A.C. and the Palliative Team from Bayshore. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel , 1099 Gordon Street, Guelph (Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.). Funeral on Thursday morning, April 17, 2008 from Norfolk Street United Church at 11 a.m. Interment Memory Gardens. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Norfolk Street United Church or the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home 519-821-5077 or send condolences at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com).

Waterloo Region Record 15 Apr 2008
 
Robert Leander Shoemaker
 
27757 BISH, Ruth. Ruth Margaret Bish (nee Shoemaker) passed away peacefully with family at her side on October 3, 2013 at the age of 84. Ruth is fondly remembered by daughters Lucille Bish (Bill McAndrew) and Evelyn Bish; grandchildren Bruce McAndrew, Louise McAndrew, Jake White, and Nicole White; and family friend Kim MacIntyre. Predeceased by her husband William (Bill) in 2012.

A life-long Kitchener resident until her later years when she and Bill moved to Chatham, Ruth was the daughter of Emanuel (Manny) and Lillian Shoemaker. Manny was President of McBrine Luggage for many years. Ruth and Bill met at Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate. They celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on May 26, 2011.

Ruth attended Stratford Teachers' College, then taught at several schools in Kitchener. But her joy and true vocation was caring for her husband, children and grandchildren. She celebrated our successes and comforted our sadness, always with calm words and a smile.

Ruth was active in Holy Cross Lutheran Church, particularly with the Women's Guild. She loved the family cottage at Grand Bend, where she enjoyed swimming, reading on the beach, sunsets on the deck, and "happy hour" with her family and friends.

Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, on Wednesday, October 9 from 2 \endash 4 p.m. and 7 \endash 8 p.m. A further visitation will be held on Thursday October 10 at 10 a.m., with the funeral service at 11 a.m., Pastor Nolan Astley officiating. Reception to follow at the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance would be appreciated in recognition of the doctors, specialists and nursing staff who cared for Ruth at both the Chatham and Sydenham Campuses. Condolences may be left at: www.ratzbechtelfuneralhome.com.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 4 Oct 2013 
Ruth Shoemaker
 
27758 Berlin. Death from Exposure: The Berlin News says:

Samuel Shoemaker, a young man belonging to this town, died at his father's house early Thursday morning. He had been employed on the steamer Manitoba, on Lake Huron, which met with an accident recently. His death was the result of exposure and hardship while that vessel was disabled. Shoemaker walked from Owen Sound to Elmira, after landing, while in a very weak condition. He took the train to Berlin on Saturday afternoon and though everything was done for him his life could not be saved. Elmira Signet 13 July 1893 p. 8, col. 3-4 
Samuel Allan Shoemaker
 
27759 Samuel M. Shoemaker, "was born September 31st, 1844. He is married to Laura Hall and resides at Grand Rapids, Michigan."1a

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Samuel M. Shoemaker
 
27760 Sarah Shoemaker, "was born January 21st, 1848. She is married to Owen Shantz. They reside at Remus, North Michigan, not far from Petoskey. They have a family of five children, two of whom died in infancy."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Shoemaker
 
27761 Sarah Shoemaker, "was born May 9th, 1841. She was married to Benjamin Snyder, June 21st, 1863. They reside about a mile north-west of Bloomingdale, and have a family of eleven children"1a

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Sarah Shoemaker
 
27762 Sarah Ann Shoemaker, "was born December 9th, 1831. She is married to Jackson Reid."1a

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Sarah Ann Shoemaker
 
27763 Sarah Shoemaker, "youngest daughter of John D. Shoemaker, was born March 12th, 1840. In 1857 she was married to Isaac Bingeman who was born June 16th, 1834. They resided on Cyrus Erb's farm at Breslau where he died August 21st, 1864. On December 7th, 1867, she was again married to Henry B. Wahl. They reside on a farm two miles north-west of Breslau. With her first husband there were four children and with her second husband there were six children."1a

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Wahl. - Sarah Shoemaker was born in Waterloo twp., Ont., Mar. 12, 1840; died at the home of her son, Breslau, Ont., Jan. 20, 1924; aged 83 y. 10 m. 8 d. In 1857 she was united in marriage to Isaac Bingeman, who predeceased her in 1864. To this union were born 4 children, two dying in infancy. In 1873 she was married to Henry B. Wahl, who died in 1904. To this union were born six children, all of whom survive. She leaves 8 children, 21 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Sister Wahl united with the Mennonite Church in the year 1864 and remained a loyal, faithful member until death. The funeral was held on Jan. 23, 1924, at the Cressman Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. Oscar Burkholder. Text, Col. 1:12,13.2a

2aThe Gospel Herald - Volume XVI, Number 45 - February 7, 1924 - pages 909, 910 
Sarah S. Shoemaker
 
27764 Simon Shoemaker, "was born in Bridgeport, August 15th, 1847, and died at the same place March 15th, 1849."1a

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Simon Shoemaker
 
27765 Simon Shoemaker, "was born June 3rd, 1860. He is married to Leah Dornbruck and resides in Sarnia, Lambton County, Ontario. He is a miller by trade. They have two children"1a

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Simon Shoemaker
 
27766 Simson Shoemaker, "was born July 25th, 1870. He is unmarried and works on his father's farm."1a

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Simpson Shoemaker
 
27767 Susannah Shoemaker, "born September 10th, 1866."1a

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Susannah Shoemaker
 
27768 Susannah Shoemaker, "was born January 18th, 1843, and died October 2nd, 1888. On April 2nd, 1861, she was married to John Cole. They reside in Berlin and had a family of eight children"1a

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Susannah Shoemaker
 
27769 Susannah Shoemaker, "was born March 11th, 1866. She is married to Emanuel Shantz and resides in the town of Berlin. They have a small family."1a

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Susannah Shoemaker
 
27770 Urias Shoemaker, "was born March 18th, 1872. Clerking in dry goods stores was his occupation. A few years ago he left Berlin and went to Detroit, Michigan, where he was engaged as clerk in a large dry goods establishment."1a

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Urias Shoemaker
 
27771 BAUMAN, Verna M. (nee Shoemaker) Passed away peacefully at St. Mary's General Hospital on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at the age of 80 years. Verna Bauman, of Elmira, is the beloved wife of Maurice Bauman. Loved mother of Rosemary McVeeters and her husband Jerry of Penticton, BC, Charlie and his wife Linda of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Cameron and his wife Trudy of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Mark of Elmira, Eric and his wife Ann of St. Jacobs, Jeff and his wife Gloria of Elmira, Brad and his wife Rachel of Sherwood Park, Alberta. Loving grandmother of 12 grandchildren. Dear sister of Norma Weber of Cambridge. Predeceased by her parents Irvine and Edna (Bowman) Shoemaker and a sister Myra Brubacher. Mrs. Bauman enjoyed her years operating a Bed and Breakfast in Floradale and also her time playing with the trio "The Musical Grandmas". The family will receive their friends and relatives at the Floradale Mennonite Church on Friday, April 15th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 16th at 2 p.m. Interment to follow in the adjoining cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Mennonite Central Committee or the Mark Preece Family House would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira. www.dreisingerfuneralhome.com.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record 13 Apr 2011 
Verna May Shoemaker
 
27772 Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection


Description: Black and white, studio portrait of Jacob S. Shoemaker's (1798-1875) sisters and daughters. They are identified as follows: back row from left to right: Aunt Barbara Huber (Mrs. Henry), Aunt Mary Ann McNally (Mrs. John), Aunt Lena (Magdalena) Clemens (Mrs. Joel); middle row from left to right: Aunt Mary Myers (Mrs. Michael), Aunt Magdalena (Mrs. Barnabas Devitt), Aunt Veronica Eby (Mrs. Isaac); and front row from left to right: Aunt Hannah Hett (Mrs. Caspar), Aunt Elizabeth Shoemaker (Miss).

The women in the front and back rows have been identified as the daughters of Jacob S. Shoemaker. The women in the middle row have been identified as sisters of Jacob S. Shoemaker and the daughters of John Shoemaker and Mary Shantz, according to Ezra Eby's book. 
Veronica Shoemaker
 
27773 Veronica Shoemaker, "was born February 2nd, 1815, and came to Canada with her mother in 1829. On October 30th, 1831, she was married to Isaac Eby and in November of the same year they moved two miles east of Berlin, on the farm now owned by John Schmitt where they resided until his death, in May, 1874. She then moved to Berlin where she died July 20th, 1894."1a

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Veronica Shoemaker
 
27774 Wesley Shoemaker, "was born May 30th, 1879. He is at home on the farm with his father."1a

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Wesley Shoemaker
 
27775 Shoemaker, Wilfred B.~ Peacefully passed away into the presence of the Lord surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Chateau Gardens, Elmira. Wilfred, age 90 years, formerly of RR 1, Elora, was predeceased by his first wife Hettie (Horst) Shoemaker (1998) and is survived by his second wife Ella (Sittler) Shoemaker. Loving father of Edith and Ernie Martin of Durham, Gerald and Shirley, Harvey and Carolyn all of RR 1, Elora, and Carol and Keith Woods of Brantford. Also lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Jonathan (Kelly), Joanna, Annette (Sarah) Martin, Elizabeth and Steven Shoemaker, Jennifer (Matt) Melles, Trevor, Bradley (Krysten), Jeremy (Jessica) Shoemaker, Travis, Chad (Marla) Woods; great-grandchildren Megan, Cohen, Ava, Caleb, Haley, Raya; brothers Herbert (Wilma) and Milton (Naomi). Predeceased by his parents Wesley and Edith (Hasenpflug) Shoemaker, sister Elma (Ervin) Musselman and sister-in-law Agnes. Wifred farmed in Pilkington Township near Elora for many years and was a respected member on municipal council and other committees. He was a charter member of Bethel Mennonite Church, director of Mennonite Aid Union for 30 years and an avid builder of many homes and barns in the community. The family will receive their relatives and friends at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, on Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. Memorial service to celebrate Wilfred's life will be held at Bethel Mennonite Church, RR 1, Elora, on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. The casket will remain open at the church on Sunday from 1-2:10 p.m. Interment in Bethel Mennonite Cemetery. In his memory donations to Chateau Gardens Auxiliary or Mennonite Central Committee would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Chateau Gardens, Elmira, for the wonderful care given to Dad.

Waterloo Region Record 21 Jun 2012 
Wilfred Benjamin Shoemaker
 
27776 Recently Retired Dr. Shoniker Dies

Dr. Harry Joseph Shoniker. 68, a Twin City physician for 33 years, died yesterday at his home at RR 1, Preston.

He was the fourth Twin City physician to die this year. Dr. C. R. McCarville died Jan. 12 after 40 years of practice; Dr. J. M. Livingston, former medical director of the Mutual Life Assurance Company of Canada died Feb. 4, and Dr. of Canada died Feb. 4, and Dr. H. M. Lackner, a prominent Kitchener doctor, died May 15.

Dr. Shoniker was born Nov. 18, 1895, at Lindsay, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shoniker. He was graduated from the University of Toronto in 1922, and after three years of postgraduate work at St. Michael's Hospital set up practice in Kitchener at 54 Weber St. W. He retired just a few weeks ago.

He was a past president of the K-W Academy of Medicine and for 35 years was a member of the St. Mary's Hospital medical advisory board. He was a former chief of staff at St. Mary's.

He was a member of St. Aloysius RC Church, the Holy Name Society of St. Mary's RC Church, and a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

Surviving are his wife, the former Hilda Marie Wintermeyer, whom he married in Kitchener in 1927; two sons, Dr. Thomas of Kitchener, David of Toronto; a daughter, A. G. (Peggy) Roehrig Jr. of Buffalo; three brothers, Thomas, George and Edward, all of Toronto, and five grandchildren. One sister predeceased him.

The body is at the Schreiter Sandrock Funeral Home. where the rosary will be recited tomorrow at 3 p.m. A Knights of Columbus rosary service will be recited at 8:30 p.m. Prayers will be said at the funeral home Saturday at 10:30 a.m., followed by requiem high mass at St. Aloysisus RC Church at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be appreci-ated as expressions of sympathy.1a

1a\b\iKitchener-Waterloo Record\b0 2 Jul 1964 
Dr. Harry Joseph Shoniker
 
27777 MURRAY Olive M

Of 347 Laurel Street, Cambridge, on Friday, February 12, 1988, at County of Bruce General Hospital, Walkerton, Olive Short in her 81st. year. Beloved wife of the late George W, Murray (1968). Dear mother of a Joan (Mrs. Thomas Freeman) of Hamilton, and Carol (Mrs. William Walters) of Mildmay. Lovingly remembered by 3 grandchildren and 2 brothers, William of Cambridge and Harry of London. Mrs. Murray was born in Preston and a member of Knox Preston Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends at the Barthel-Stager Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be conducted at Knox Preston Presbyterian Church, Argyle Street North, Cambridge, Monday, February 15, 1988, at 2:00 p.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Reporter 1988 
Olive Margaret Short
 
27778 SHORT, William R. (Shorty)

Of RR 4, Cambridge (residing with Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Knight), formerly of Laurel St., Cambridge, at University Hospital, London, Ont., Saturday, Sept. 21, 1991, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Noreen. (Dolly) Fach; dear father of John of Cambridge, Beverley (Mrs. James Mellon) of Angus, Ont. Beloved grandfather of five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, William and Otilla Short. Mr. Short was born in Rockwood, Ont., a resident of Cambridge and area all his life. Retired from Canada Last of Cambridge. A member of St. Clement's Church and was associated with Fairview Mennonite Centre, Cambridge. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, today (Monday) 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1991, at St. Clement's Church at 10 a.m. Interment in Parklawn cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 Sep 1991 pg A11 
William Robert "Shorty" Short
 
27779 SHOULDICE, Wayne

The Shouldice family is truly heartbroken, by the passing of Wayne Shouldice on Monday, April 2nd, at the age of 63, after a courageous battle with cancer. Husband and best friend of Margaret (nee Wilson); cherished father to Scott (Victoria) and LeeAnn MacKey (Donald). Devoted Papa to Matthew, Jacob, Samantha and Stephanie. Dear brother of Craig, (Lillian), Paul (Diane), Brian (Kim) and Sharon Lewis. Predeceased by his parents, George and Grace Shouldice. Brother-in-law to Carol (David), Rosalie (Ronald), Gwen (John), Doreen (Bill) and John Wilson. He will also be sadly missed by nieces, nephews and countless friends. Wayne has been the proud owner of Shouldice Collision for 12 years. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge where the family will receive friends on Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The service will be held at Calvary Pentecostal Assembly, Hespeler Road, Cambridge, on Thursday, April 5, 2007, at 11 a.m. Interment at Parklawn Cemetery.

The Record 3 Apr 2007  
Wayne George Shouldice
 
27780 1851 - Eli Shrack is staying with John Martin. Eli Shrack
 
27781 1871 - Agatha Shrader is staying with Anna Millar. Agatha Shrader
 
27782 1851 - Joseph Shrak is in same household as Jonas Wenger. Joseph Shrak
 
27783 SHRUBSALL, Ronald Stephen

At Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, August 25, 2002, aged 75 years. Ron Shrubsall of Cambridge, was the beloved husband of Marie Jeane Shrubsall. Survived by his sons, Herbert Ronald of London, Richard William and his wife Debbie of Brantford and Stephen George of Cambridge: his daughter, Debra Clutterbuck and her husband Ron of Cambridge: six grandchildren: brother, Albert Shrubsall and his sister, Rose Crystal, both of Cambridge. He was predeceased by one daughter, Sandra Jean Legere and two brothers, Sid and Herbert. Mr. Shrubsall, was the proprietor of Cambridge Cleaning Maintenance, for over 45 years, retiring in 1999. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted at St. David's Anglican Church, Pollock at Chalmers St., Cambridge, at 1 p.m., on Saturday, August 31, 2002. A reception will follow in the Church Hall.

The Record 26 Aug 2002 pg B7 
Ronald Stephen "Ron" Shrubsall
 
27784 LAMBKE, Mrs. Anne

At South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, Sunday afternoon, May 30, 1978, Anne Shuba Lambke of 18 Jardine St., Cambridge (Hespeler), in her 53rd year. Beloved wife of Harold; dear sister of John and Stanley Shuba, Mrs. John (Mary) Hunt, Mrs. George (Sophia) Gibeau, all of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Resting at the Nelson Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge (Hespeler), from this evening. Funeral service Wednesday afternoon, June 2, at 1:30 p.m. Interment Wanner Mennonite cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 31 May 1976 pg 27 
Anne Shuba
 
27785 CLARK, Mrs. Edward (Margaret)

At her home, 247 Franklin St. N., on Thursday, Nov. 4, 1976, after a lengthy illness, Margaret Shuert, formerly of Brantford, aged 90 years. Mrs. Clark was born in St. George, a daughter of the late Randall Shuert and the former Mary Dunkin. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Clark, in 1975 and by three brothers, Thomas, Nelson and Percy and by one sister, Mrs. Florence Shantz. Surviving are a son, Reginald; a granddaughter, Carolyn (Mrs. Philip Boyce) of Toronto and two great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, after 7 p.m., tonight. Funeral and committal service in the chapel Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Lloyd Sider officiating. Interment Woodland cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 5 Nov 1976 pg 35 
Margaret Marie Shuert
 
27786 Adline Shuh, "was born January 17th, 1853. She is married to William Henry Barrett, a glove manufacturer. They reside in Berlin and have had a family of one child named Andrew Scott, died September 6th, 1890."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Adeline Shuh
 
27787 Allan Shuh, "was born November 13th, 1855. He was married to Martha Grendon and resided in Berlin where he was engaged as a marble cutter. he died April 8th, 1892, leaving a family of two children,"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Allan Shuh
 
27788 Anna Shuh, "the eldest of named family, was born in York County, Pennsylvania, December 31st, 1808. On June 8th, 1830, she was married to George D Shoemaker, a farmer. She has had a family of ten children, of whom six are still living. Her death took place August 20th, 1895."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Anna "Nancy" Shuh
 
27789 Barbara Ruth Shuh, seven, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Shuh of RR 2, Elmira, died on the way to hospital in London, Ont., Wednesday night, August 12, after she was struck by a car almost in front of her home on Highway 86 a mile east of town. The little girl died of brain injuries in an ambulance between Kitchener and Stratford. Her parents were following the ambulance. Provincial police said Barbara had been running along the highway with a friend, Charlotte McDougal of Smithville. They were returning home about 5 p.m., after visiting a farm about a half mile away.

Charlotte said they had been running through a cornfield but had decided to go on the road when the stalks hurt their faces. Charlotte said Barbara ran in front of a car driven by John Wallace Scott of Elora. Dr. John E. Thompson was called and advised taking the injured little girl to a specialist in brain surgery at Victoria Hospital, London. Surviving besides her parents are two brothers, Bruce and Glenn and one sister, Mary, all at home. The body rested at Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, until Friday noon. The funeral was conducted at 2:30 p.m. at the Evangelical United Brethren Church. The Rev. J. Wesley Siebert officiated assisted by the Rev. J.J. Toews of the Mennonite Brethren Church, Kitchener. Burial was in Elmira cemetery.1a

1aElmira Signet 13 Aug 1959  
Barbara Ruth Shuh
 
27790 Benjamin Shuh, "was born in Wallace Township, March 14th, 1880."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby

___________________

Shuh - Benjamin Bowman Shuh was born March 14, 1880, in Perth Co., Ont., near Listowel; passed away July 4, 1949; aged 69 y. 3 m. 20 d. In 1890 he moved with his parents to Kitchener, Ont. (then Berlin, Ont.). In 1898 he accepted the Lord and was a faithful member of the church until death. In the pioneer days of 1905 he homesteaded in Guernsey, Sask., on the land on which he still lived at the time of his passing. On Feb. 26, 1908, he was married to Elizabeth Betzner, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Mrs. Fred Bowman, Mrs. Merle Baker, both of Guernsey, Sask.; and Mrs. Jules Verbeck, Toronto, Ont.), one brother (Melvin, Kitchener, Ont.), and one sister (Mrs. Jean Lang, Preston, Ont.). Two children predeceased him in childhood. His passing was unexpected, occurring while he was attending conference sessions at Tofield, Alta., after a severe heart attack and a few hours' illness, at the home of J. B. Stauffer. He was a faithful worker in Sunday-school and church activities, having taught a young men's class in the early days and later an old men's class. Funeral services were held at the Sharon Mennonite church, Guernsey, Sask., on July 8 by Dan Schlabach and Stanley Shantz. Text: Jno. 11:28b, Ps. 23. Interment was trade in the adjoining cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XLII, Number 31 - August 2, 1949 - page 775 
Benjamin Shuh
 
27791 Benjamin Shuh, "was born November 15th, 1815. In 1824 he came to Canada with his parents and worked for old Abraham Kolb for one year, then he went to Tobias Kolb's. After being at the latter place for some time he went to Preston where he engaged himself to Joseph Erb, proprietor of the Cambridge Mills. Here he remained eight years in all. He was one year with Samuel Bowman of Blair. On December 4th, 1849, he was married to Leah, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Wagner) Bergey. She was born January 24th, 1824, and when a mere infant she was adopted by old David Shantz who resided on the east end of lot No. 1, German Company's Tract, Waterloo County, where she was raised and still resides with her son, David. Here Mr. Shuh died January 21st, 1892. Their family consisted of three children" 1a

1aFrom: The Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Benjamin Shuh
 
27792 Catharine Shuh, "was born March 29th, 1811. On June 11th, 1835, lightning struck her father's house, instantly killing her. She was not married."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catharine Shuh
 
27793 David Shuh, "was born March 11th, 1851. On January 8th, 1878, he was married to Barbara, daughter of Rev. Moses and Anna (Cressman) Bowman. She was born March 1st, 1857. On March 18th, 1878, they moved to the township of Wallace where they followed farming until February 14th, 1889, when they moved home on his father's farm, known as the old "David Shantz" or "Shuh" farm. Here they are still residing. Their family consists of six children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
David Shuh
 
27794 Dorothy HONDERICH, May - Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at her residence, Greenwood Court, Stratford. Dorothy was formerly of RR#2 New Hamburg. She was born 87 years ago in Waterloo on March 31, 1917, a daughter of the late Clayton and Bella (Shantz) Shuh. Dorothy was a member of Zion United Church, New Hamburg. She and Cameron farmed at the Honderich Homestead for 29 years and were dedicated supporters of Jersey Canada. Dorothy was a charter member of the Haysville Women's Institute and a member of the Wilmot Horticulture and Wilmot Agricultural Societies. Dorothy enjoyed flowers, sewing, quilting, embroidery and music. Beloved wife of the late Grant Cameron Honderich who predeceased her February 2, 1999. Loving mother of Kathryn and Patrick Wall of RR#1 New Hamburg, Marilyn and Murray McCaig of Huntingdon, Quebec, Dave and Anne Honderich of RR#2 New Hamburg, Virginia and Paul Warwick of Exeter. Sadly missed by grandchildren, Kevin and Ann Marie, Sean and Karla, Derrick and Allison, Joanne, Scott and Jenn, Rebecca, Megan, Dana, Andrew, Teresa and Brett. Also remembered by sister-in-law, Jeanne Shuh of Waterloo and a number of nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by an infant son, Cameron Ross; brothers, Edward and his wife Evelyn Shuh and Donald Shuh. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, March 4, 2005 at Zion United Church, New Hamburg at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Bob Thaler officiating. Burial to follow in Wilmot Reformed Mennonite Cemetery, Baden. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Greenwood Court or Zion United Church.1a

1aThe Record newspaper 3 Mar 2005 
Dorothy Mae Shuh
 
27795 Franklin Shuh, "was born in the town of Waterloo, June 26th, 1858. On January 10th, 1882, he was married to Catharine, daughter of Moses Shantz. She was born June 8th, 1863. Soon after his marriage he moved two miles north of the town of Waterloo, on the farm known as "Conrad Schmitt's Place" where he still resides. His family consists of four children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Franklin "Frank" Shuh
 
27796 HANNAH SHUH

Hannah Shuh died in Selkirk, Ont., on Dec. 2nd at the age of 83. Funeral service will be held at 2.30 pm. Friday at the home of her nephew, Mr. M. L. Shuh, RR#3, Kitchener. Interment will be in the East End Mennonite Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 3 Dec 1942 pg 19 
Hannah Shuh
 
27797 Hannah Shuh, "the only daughter of Benjamin Shuh, was born April 4th, 1859, She is home with her mother where she spends her time in the service of her Master and in caring for and attending to her aged mother for which she deserves all praise and credit." Hannah Shuh
 
27798 Henry Schuh, "eldest son of Jacob Schuh, was born March 22nd, 1785. On October 13th, 1807, he was married to Mary Kaufman who was born August 17th, 1788, and died July 27th, 1854. In spring 1824, he, with wife and family of seven children, moved from York County, Pennsylvania, to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, Ontario. They first located on the "Eschelman Farm" east of Berlin, now possessed by Henry S. Boehmer. Here they resided one year, then, in 1825, he purchased a farm two miles east of Berlin, now possessed by Cyrus Cressman, to which place he then moved. Their family consisted of ten children, of whom the three youngest were born in this county. He was an ordained minister of the Mennonite body whom he served faithfully unto his end. He died in Hay Township, Huron County, while engaged in fulfilling his ministerial appointments. While taking refreshments at the home of one of his friends he had a stroke of paralysis causing instant death. His death took place January 8th, 1837. had a family of ten children viz: Anna, Catherine, Mary, Benjamin, Lydia, Henry, Sarah, Magdalena, John and Jacob1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, Ezra Eby 
Rev. Henry Shuh
 
27799 Henry Shuh, "was born June 8th, 1820. He died on Sunday, November 4th, 1832. His body was found in the swamp and by all appearances seemed to have been murdered by some one."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Henry Shuh
 
27800 Howard A. Shuh, peacefully, went home to be with the Lord, on Friday, June 13, 2008 at Winston Park Retirement Home, Kitchener, Howard Shuh, in his 83rd year, of Elmira. Beloved husband of Katie (Pauls) Shuh for almost 52 years. Loving father of Bruce and Terry Shuh of Waterloo, Mary and John Goerzen of Waterloo, Glenn and Corinne Shuh of Elmira, Robert and Lisa Shuh of Elmira. Dear grandpa of Melissa and Denis and Brian; Jeff and Rebecca; Alanna and Nathan; Stephanie, Emily, Leah and Timothy. Brother of Arlene McDougall of Smithville, Ontario. Predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Nellie Shuh; his first wife, Alice Gies; two daughters, Barbara and Carol in infancy. Howard farmed at RR 2, Elmira. He was a Co-Operators insurance agent for many years, a former member of Woolwich Council and a founding member of Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church. The family will receive their friends and relatives at the Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira today, Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. At noon on Monday, June 16, 2008 transfer will be made to Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church, 245 Lexington Road, Waterloo for funeral service at 2 p.m. followed by interment in Elmira Union Cemetery. In his memory, donations to 100 Huntley Street or Camp Crossroads would be appreciated by the family as expressions of sympathy.

WATERLOO REGION RECORD - Jun. 14, 2008 
Howard Anderson Shuh
 
27801 Jacob Shuh, "the youngest in his father's family, was born January 29th, 1831. He was a cabinet maker by trade. In 1852 he was married to Nancy Master. They resided in Berlin where he died March 23rd, 1875, leaving a widow and a family of six children"1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Shuh
 
27802 John Shuh, "was born October 30th, 1828. After the decease of his father, he, together with his mother and his sister, Lydia, made their home with George D. Shoemaker, where he was raised. In 1846 he went to Jacob S. Shoemaker, Bridgeport, where he was engaged in the large mills. Here he remained until 1851, then he went to Berlin and commenced clerking for Mr. Henry Huber who then did business in a small roughcast store situated where now is the American Hotel. A few months later he engaged himself to Hoffman & Co., in whose services he remained until 1856 when he came to the town of Waterloo and entered into partnership with J. Hoffman and Isaac Weaver, under the firm of John Shuh & Co. Here he remained in active service as a general merchant until 1889 when he sold out to the firm of Shuh & Snider (Mr. Shuh of this firm was Mr. Levi Shuh, youngest son of John Shuh). Since then he has lived a more retired life. He is president of the Waterloo Woollen Mills and also one of the directors of the Waterloo Mutual Fire Insurance Company. He was married to Susannah, daughter of David and Catharine (Eby) Weber. She was born April 19th, 1836, and died August 7th, 1863. After her decease he was again married to Magdalena, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Landis) Hoffman. She was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, August 16th, 1840, and came to Canada in 1862. Mr. Shuh's family consists of three children, two of whom were born unto his first wife."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John Shuh
 
27803 Worked for John Hoffman. John Shuh
 
27804 Joseph Shuh, "second son of Benjamin Shuh, was born September 16th, 1852. He is not married. At present he has his home with his brother, David, whom he assists on the farm." Joseph Shuh
 
27805 Lovina Shuh, "was born in Wallace Township, January 26th, 1879."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

__________________________

Hoover. --- Osborne, son of Anna Moyer and Moses Hoover, was born in Rainham Twp., near Selkirk, Ont., April 9, 1878; passed from this life at the Ontario Hospital, Hamilton, Sept. 22, 1950; aged 72 y. 5 m. 13 d. About two years ago he suffered a stroke, and his health was gradually failing. In 1913 he was converted; he served his Master in the Mennonite Church, where he was an efficient song leader, being a great lover of the hymns of the church. Twenty-two years ago he married Lavina Shuh, of Kitchener, Ont., who predeceased him April 19, 1947. He lived all his life on the home farm, near the church, until his health began to fail. Although no children were born to this marriage, his going is felt keenly, by the church, relatives, and neighbors. Funeral services were held Sept. 24 at the Rainham Mennonite Church, conducted by A. L. Fretz and S. F. Coffman. Interment was made in the South Cayuga Cemetery.2a

2aGospel Herald - Volume XLIII, Number 43 - October 24, 1950 ----- page 1062 
Lavina Shuh
 
27806 Levi Shuh, "the second son, was born in the town of Waterloo, December 29th, 1861. He is married to Lovina, Daughter of John Schwartz, and resides in the town of Waterloo where he is engaged in the office of the Waterloo Mutual Fire Insurance Company. His family consists of one child named Cecil."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Levi W. Shuh
 
27807 Lived with George D. Shoemaker and his wife Nancy Shuh. Lydia Shuh
 
27808 Lydia Shuh, "was born November 30th, 1817. She died September 8th, 1873, at George D. Shoemaker's where she had her home for many years. She was never married."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Lydia Shuh
 
27809 Magdalena Shuh, "was born November 29th, 1825, and died July 10th, 1893. On April 13th, 1851, she was married to Rev. Isaac Weber who was born September 19th, 1829, and died February 5th, 1892."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Shuh
 
27810 Mary Shuh, "was born March 7th, 1865. She is unmarried and resides with her parents."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Shuh
 
27811 Mary Ann Shuh, "was born May 9th, 1854. She was married to Harry Messett and resides in Berlin and has a family of ten children,"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Ann Shuh
 
27812 Melvin Shuh, "was born in Berlin, September 29th, 1889."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Melvin L. Shuh
 
27813 Milton Shuh, "was born in Wallace Township, July 14th, 1886."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Milton Shuh
 
27814 SHUH.-On April 21st, 1898, near Waterloo, Waterloo Co., Ont., Norman, son of Franklin and ___Shuh, aged 3 years, 4 months and 28 days. He was laid to rest in the C. Eby cemetery, Berlin, where services were conducted by E. S. Hallman from 1 Sam. 22:3 and Noah Stauffer from Job 14:1, 2.1a

1aHerald of Truth, Vol. XXXV, No. 11, June 1, 1898 - page 172, 173 
Norman Shuh
 
27815 Sarah Shuh, "was born June 9th, 1823. In October, 1871, she was married to Jacob Y. Shantz. They reside in Berlin where she died April 8th, 1893."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

_____________________________-


Mrs. Shantz, the beloved wife of Mr. Jacob Y. Shantz, died this morning, at 12 o'clock, at her late home on Queen Street. Deceased was seventy year of age and has been in enfeebled health for some time, and though her end came somewhat suddenly, yet it was not altogether unexpected. Her maiden name was Sarah Shuh and she was connected with many of the oldest families in the County. The day of her funeral has not been definitely decided upon. We unite with the friends of the bereaved family in extending our sympathy in this hour of loss and sorrow.2a

2aBerlin Daily Telegraph April 8, 1893 
Sarah Shuh
 
27816 Susannah Shuh, "was born in Wallace Township, March 14th, 1882."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Susannah Shuh
 
27817 SHULMAN, Monty H. - At Grand River Hospital, K-W Health Care Centre, on Thursday, May 28, 2009, peacefully, surrounded by his loving family. Monty Shulman, aged 88 years. Monty was a good and faithful member of Beth Jacob Synagogue and, prior to moving to Kitchener, had been very active with the B'nai Israel Congregation in Cambridge until 1974. Served proudly with the British Army in the Second World War. Loving father to Elliott of Toronto and Ben of Waterloo. Dear Zaidy to Asa, David and Michael. Brother to Myra and her husband Bert Shinwell of Toronto. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Solomon Shulman and Rena Franklin; his beloved wife, Lee, in November of last year; and one sister, Ethel. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, May 31, 2009 from Beth Jacob Synagogue at 12 noon with Rabbi Yosil Rosenzweig officiating. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice as expressions of sympathy through the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home , 519-745-9495. Shiva will be observed at the family residence, 175 Queen St. N., Apt. 1703, Kitchener, afternoon and evening.1a

1aWaterloo Region Record - May. 30, 2009  
Monty H. Shulman
 
27818 1901Berlin Census - Herman is listed as stable boy at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Helen Lackner. Herman Shultz
 
27819 Streicher.-Juliana, daughter of Martin and Augusta Shultz, was born at Kitchener, Ont., July 15, 1878; died at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Ezra Steinman), Aug. 13, 1947; aged 69 y. 28 d. On Sept. 16, 1900 she was united in marriage to Rudolph Streicher, who preceded her in death on March 14, 1912. In 1923 she moved to Clarence, N. Y., and in 1924 to Town Line, N. Y. She lived in Florida from 1932 to 1944; the past three years she spent with her daughters. In her youth she united with the Steinman Amish Mennonite Church, Wilmont, Ont.; at the time of her death she was a member of the Clarence Center Mennonite Church. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mattie-Mrs. Ezra Steinman, Lancaster, N. Y.; and Catherine-Mrs. Amos Roth, Clarence, N. Y.). 4 sisters (Mrs. Floyd Courter and Mrs. Gerrit Doll, Grand Rapids, Mich; Mrs. David Hunt and Martha Henschell, Buckley, Mich.), 5 brothers (John Schultz, Plant City, Fla.; Edwin and William Henschell, Garden City, Mich.; Louis and Amiel Henschell, Buckley, Mich.), 3 foster brothers (Samuel Roth, Baden, Ont.; Rudy and Moses Roth, New Hamburg, Ont.), 6 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were in charge of D. Edward Diener and Jacob Birkey. Interment was made in the Good Cemetery1a

1aGospel Herald - Volume XL, Number 30 - October 21, 1947, page 639 
Julianna Shultz
 
27820 Adam Shupe, "was born July 29th, 1793, and was married to Mary Springer who was born June 16th, 1799, and died January 30th, 1888. They resided near Freeport, Ontario, for many years. When well advanced in age they made their home with Mrs. Levi Clemens who resided at Moline, Michigan, where they both died. His death took place November 29th, 1878. To them was born a family of eight children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

_____________________________

After the Flank units were disbanded in 1813 Adam never served in the Militia again, but did serve as a teamster with the others listed at top during Proctor's retreat from Detroit. Adam was the only Waterloo boy who was captured by the Americans and the story goes that he was set free by future president of the United States William Henry Harrison himself who could see he was harmless and sent him home. While that part sounds fanciful, it does seem like he was captured and released as a non-combatant. with his capture Adam would have been present for the death of Tecumseh which took place after the other British troops and units had fled. this would make Adam one of the few people who would have been present at the death of both Brock and Tecumseh, as the Applegarth Flank of 2nd York was also on the hill with Brock when he was shot at Queenston Heights.2a

2aEmail Kyle Smith 2014 
Adam Shupe
 
27821 Anna Shupe, "was married to a Mr. Kirkpatrick and resided in Beverly Township, Wentworth County, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Anna Shupe
 
27822 Benjamin Shupe, "the youngest son of old John and Elizabeth (Diefenbach) Shupe, was married to Sarah Ann Master who was born January 23rd, 1816, and died December 4th, 1881. They resided in Indiana, U.S., where he died some time ago. They had a family of several children but are all dead save one."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Benjamin Shupe
 
27823 Benjamin Shupe, "was born July 27th, 1823. He was married to Anna Wismer who was born April 6th, 1829, and died January 11th, 1872. They resided near New Dundee, Ontario, where he was engaged in farming, but now lives retired and has his home with his son, George. Many years ago he was called into the ministry of the River Brethren denomination for which body he has been a diligent laborer up to the present time. His preaching is plain and practical and his sermons are always so worded that even the most unlearned can not fail but grasp the idea he wishes to convey unto his hearers. To them were born four children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Rev. Benjamin Shupe
 
27824 On Sunday, the 2d of May, in Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Widow Catharine Bock, aged 71 years, 2 months and 4 days. Her maiden name was Schupp. She was sick about eight days, during which time she suffered much; not withstanding she said: "My Savior suffered much more and was entirely innocent." She was much concerned about the Salvation of her Children, and admonished them to live peaceably together, and finally she said she had committed them to the care of the Lord, and desired to meet them all in heaven. She was buried on the 5th at Blenheim M. House. The funeral services were conducted by John Baer, Jacob Hallmann, Enoch Detweiler and George Smith.1a

1aHerald of Truth - Volume VI, Number 12 - December 1869 - pages 190 & 191  
Catharine Shupe
 
27825 Was Catherine born in 1839 and married to David Christoph Reinhard? Catharine Shupe
 
27826 Catherine Shupe, "the eldest in the family, was born September 10th, 1815. She was married to Nicolas Sararas who was born May 8th, 1808. They resided near New Dundee, where he died July 13th, 1893. To them was born a family of eight children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catherine Shupe
 
27827 Catherine Shupe, "was born March 4th, 1848. She is married to John Winger, a farmer. They reside near Stevensville, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Catherine Shupe
 
27828 This outline was provided to the editor by Miss Olive Shantz, a dau. of Christian and Magdalena Shupe. It was based on information she received from Mrs. John Janes of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The note enclosed , in part, reads as follows:

"If you want to know more about our family I will try to get the information for you and send it. I would have to have help on it as we are scattered New York State, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary etc.

These facts are not accurate as I should like but they are the best I can do. We haven't been in touch with them for years, some never.

There must have been other Shupe's too. I remember my mother telling me about Charlie Shupe who taught her at school. She went to Perry's Corner, and also what was known as Hallman's School, which we all attended. This would be after 1860 sometime as she was born 1856.

The Charlie Shupe was related to her and came from Niagara Peninsula (the Twenty's) I think Shupe may have been spelled Shoup or Shoop. Those are likely the same name. I don't know where the Holm's came in. There are Holm's in Roseville, also Hespeler. I don't know of any history of the Shupe Family being made. I remember uncle Menno saying that some Shupe from one of the Western States was thinking of writing up the family but never heard any more about it."1a

1aBranch Notes, Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society Vol. 6 No. 1 
Charles Shupe
 
27829 Daniel Shupe, "was married to Elizabeth Fordney. They resided on a farm in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, where he was accidentally killed by a team running away, in July, 1842, and she died of fever in November, 1842. To them was born a family of seven children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Daniel Shupe
 
27830 David Shupe, "sixth son of old John Shupe, was married to Polly Schaefer. They resided in Huron County, Ontario, where both died, leaving a large family but names of only three were received"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
David Shupe
 
27831 Elias Shupe, "resides at Port Elgin, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby


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In 1851 Elias was a widower living in Waterloo Township. 
Elias Shupe
 
27832 Elizabeth Shupe, "was born December 21st, 1852. She is married to George Eby, a farmer. They reside near Ayton P.O., Ontario, and have the following children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shupe
 
27833 Elizabeth Shupe, "was born September 29th, 1846. She is married to Wendel Honsberger, a farmer. They reside in Michigan and have a family of eleven children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shupe
 
27834 Elizabeth Shupe, "was married to a Mr. Derry."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Elizabeth Shupe
 
27835 Emily Shupe, "resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was married to a Mr. Hilborn."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Emeline "Emily" Shupe
 
27836 Euphraim Shupe, "used to live on the old "Shupe Farm" near Freeport but moved away some years ago and no one could give me any information of his whereabouts."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Ephraim Shupe
 
27837 Bishop George Shupe, "was born December 25th, 1788. He was married to Elizabeth Scheirich who was born May 26th, 1795, and died June 21st, 1866. They resided in Wilmot Township, near New Dundee, where he died April 29th, 1870. To them was born a family of six children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Bishop George Shupe
 
27838 George Shupe, "was born April 6th, 1855. He is married to Elizabeth Becker. They reside on his father's old homestead, near New Dundee, where he is engaged in farming. To them are born the following children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
George Shupe
 
27839 Hannah Shupe, "was born August 10th, 1850. She is married to Eri Shrigley, a farmer. They reside near Kurtzville, Perth County, Ontario, and have the following family"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Hannah Shupe
 
27840 Isaac Shupe, "the eldest, died September 9th, 1849, aged about 1 year."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Isaac Shupe
 
27841 Isaac Shupe, "resides in New Market, Ontario."1a

1a\bBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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Death of Mr. Isaac Shupe.
The following regarding the death of Mr. Isaac Shupe was accidently omitted last week.
After an illness of several months, Mr. Isaac Shupe passed away on Sunday morning, May 23rd, 1909, at his residence on Simcoe street, in his 74th year. Deceased was born at Waterloo, Ont., and came to Newmarket 40 years ago. From the manufacturer's point of view he was regarded as one of the best selling agents in Canada. Not long after coming to Newmarket he married Miss Anne Thieresa Prest who with three daughters-Mrs. S. A. Proctor, Rossi and Pauline-and three sons-Frank, Claude and Robert, survive. In the early eighties Mr. Shupe, together with his brother-in-law, Mr. Robert D. Prest, went to Moose Jaw, Sask., and opened up the first hotel there known as "The Moose" but owing to the many difficulties in getting supplies into a new unsettled country, they only remained a short time, and after selling out returned to Newmarket. Mr. Shupe then moved with his wife and family to Brandon, Man., where he engaged in the hotel business again for four years and after the rebellion of 1885, settled in Parkdale, but not long afterwards gravitated to the old home-town, Newmarket, where he family have since resided while he continued the agency business all over Ontario and Quebec.
The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon and owing to the very low condition of Mrs. Shupe, was conducted privately by Rev. J. W. Blackler, rector of St. Paul's church. The pall-bearers were the three sons also Messrs. S. A. Proctor, H. V. Denne and C. Lloyd. Those from a distance were Dr. and Mrs. McQueen, Freelton; Mr. Charlie Lloyd, Stratford; Mrs. Thorpe, Philadelphia, Pa.; and the following from Toronto: --Mrs. Ferson, Mrs. E. Plaxton, Mrs. P. E. Durst, Miss Sykes, Mrs. E. Clark, Mr. Nash, Mr. E. A. McKenzie. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sleigh. The remains were interred in the Newmarket Cemetery.2a

2a\bNewmarket Era 4 Jun 1909 
Isaac S. Shupe
 
27842 Jacob Shupe, "was born in April, 1795, and was married to Eva Scheirich who was born November 16th, 1799, and died July 13th, 1841. They resided in Wilmot Township, a little west of New Dundee, where he died. To them was born a family of eight children, namely:... No information in regard to old Jacob's family further than names of children has been received with the exception of Samuel and Jacob."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Shupe
 
27843 Jacob Shupe, "was born June 19th, 1822. He was married, February 7th, 1849, to Sallie Ann Master who was born February 26th, 1833. They resided in Washington, Oxford County, for many years but at present reside in the town of Galt. Mr. Shupe in his younger days followed carpentering and building but now he is engaged as a pattern maker. His family consisted of two sons.."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Jacob Shupe
 
27844 CYPHERING FOLIO, CONTAINING FRAKTUR DRAWINGS, BY WATERLOO COUNTY PIONEER JOHANNES SCHUPP (JOHN SHUPE), 1821 John Shupe
 
27845 John Shupe, "Among the early pioneer settlers of this county was old John Shupe. He was a native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to which place his grandparents had moved from the Palatinate, Germany, as early as 1715 if not earlier. Mr. Shupe was born in 1759. When a young man he was married to Elizabeth Diefenbach. In 1801 he, with his wife and family moved to Canada and settled in Waterloo County, on the east bank of the Grand River, near Freeport, where he died November 8th, 1812, and she died March 21st, 1825. To them was born a family of seven children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John Shupe
 
27846 John Shupe, "was born October 5th, 1784. He was married to Elizabeth Munson. They resided on the old "Shupe Farm" at Freeport where he died April 15th, 1861. Their family consisted of three children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
John Shupe
 
27847 John Washington Shupe, "was born in Washington, (Mr. J. Washington Shupe was the first child born in Washington after it had received its name and was added to the list of post offices for Upper Canada, now Ontario) November 18th, 1849, and died December 9th, 1881, of an injury received in a sawmill. On July 21st, 1874, he was married to Mandana Morse. They resided near St. Thomas, Ontario, where he was engaged as a carpenter. His family consisted of three children, namely:...The widow is again married to Samuel Fordney and resides in Plattsville, Ontario."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
John Washington Shupe
 
27848 The death of Mrs. Lucinda Allison (mother of the editor of the Maple Leaf) at Arthur last week at the age of 78 years, removes one of Waterloo township's early pioneers. She was a daughter of John Shupe, who lived for sixty years on the old homestead just up the grand river from Freeport and who died in 1860. Her grandfather, Adam Shupe, came from Pennsylvania with the first settlers, in about 1800, and his was the first burial in Berlin. Through her father's numerous brothers she was connected with many of the old families who came from Pennsylvania and whose descendants are still numerous and prosperous in Waterloo, many of them being personally acquainted with her. In 1841 she was, married to Wheeler Green (brother of Jonah Green, who still lives, hale and hearty, 85 years old, just north of Preston). Twenty years after her husband's death she was again married to A. B. Allison who died at Gorrie last spring. Her other children are Wm. Green, at Harvey, Ill.; Isaiah Green, at Arthur, and Mrs. George Green, at Wingham.1a

1aWellesley Maple Leaf, April 4, 1901

Obituary is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website. 
Lucinda "Lucy" Shupe
 
27849 Magdalena Shupe, "is married to Abraham Stauffer. They reside in Michigan where he was engaged in farming. No information in regard to his family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Magdalena Shupe
 
27850 Mary Shupe, "is married to Benjamin Bechtel, son of old Jacob Bechtel of Blair. No information in regard to this family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Shupe
 
27851 Mary Shupe, "was married to a Mr. Sauvery. They resided near Preston, Ontario."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Mary Shupe
 
27852 SHUPE - At Sherkston on Wednesday evening, May 5, 1937 Merner B. Shupe, in his 70th year. Funeral on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late residence to Grace U.B. Church for service. Interment Old Mennonite Cemetery, Sherkston.

WELLAND TRIBUNE, MAY 7, 1937 
Merner Shupe
 
27853 Gravestone of Moses Shupe Moses Shupe
 
27854 Moses Shupe, "is married to Charlotte Fischer. They reside in Kansas where he follows farming. No report in regard to family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Moses Shupe
 
27855 Peter Shupe, "was born January 12th, 1852. He is married to Veronica Shantz. They reside on his farm near Shantz Station, formerly owned by John Shafer, where he is engaged in farming. Their family consisted of two children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby

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PETER SHUPE DIED LAST NIGHT - RESULT OF HEART ATTACK

Character well known in City and surrounding district for his diary and singing school work died suddenly.

A genuine link with the history of Kitchener and Waterloo County for the past 60 years and more was broken last night at Toronto when Peter Shupe, compiler of his now famous diary, and veteran singing school teacher, died as a result of a heart attack at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Thoman in Toronto. The late Mr. Shupe suffered spinal and head injuries in a fall two or three years ago and since then has not been in good health although he was confined to his bed for less than two weeks prior to his death. He was in his 79th year.

The deceased songster was very well known in the county, due largely to the numerous singing schools, an institution which has practically died out now, which he conducted. This special interest also carried Mr. Shupe into the surrounding counties and into the districts Vineland, Stouffville and Markham. He was a lifelong member of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church and for years was superintendent of the Sunday School at the Bethany Mennonite Church in this city. He retired from this position prior to his removal to Toronto 12 years ago, but continued as song leader both in the Sunday School and at the Church services until his departure from the city.

Another feature which made the late Mr. Shupe well known was his diary which he faithfully kept from the time he was a young man. For many years it has been a monthly feature of local newspapers which was read with much interest by thousands.

The deceased was rather a picturesque fellow with his snow white hair and beard and his cherry, jovial diposition. He always had a word of cheer for everyone he met. He is survivied by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Thoman of Toronro. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at the Bethany Mennonite Church, this City at 2:30 and thence to the Breslau Mennonite cemetery for internment.2a

2aKitchener Daily Record July 30,1930 pg. 1.

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PETER SHUPE PASSES AWAY IN TORONTO

Seized with heart attack. Widely known for diary and as singing teacher.

Peter Shupe, a former resident of Kitchener and widely known in Waterloo County, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Thoman, Toronto, on Tuesday night following a heart attack. He was in his 79th year. Mr. Shupe was best known for his interesting diary which he compile from the time he was a young man and published in the Chronicle from time to time, and read by thousands. He was also well known throughout the County as a singing school teacher and for many years trained classes not only in this county but in Vineland, Stouffville, Markham and other places. He was of a genial and cherry disposition and made a wide circle of friends.

The late Mr. Shupe suffered a fall about two years ago, injuring his spine and head. He was confined to bed for the past two weeks. He was a devoted and active member of the Mennonite Brethern in Christ Church, being Sunday School Superitendent of the Bethany Church in Kitchener for many years, resigning on moving to Toronto some twelve years ago.3a

3aWaterloo Chronicle July 31, 1930 p. 1. 
Peter Shupe
 
27856 Rebecca Shupe, "resides at Scotland P.O., South Dakota, U.S. She was married to a Mr. Stafford."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Rebecca Shupe
 
27857 died in infancy Samuel Shupe
 
27858 Samuel S. Shupe, "was born in Blenheim Township, Oxford County, October 25th, 1824. He was married to Nancy Erb who was born March 6th, 1813, and died July 6th, 1889. They resided near New Dundee, Ontario, until her death when he moved to Berlin where his daughter, Catharine, kept house for him till his death which took place December 7th, 1889. To them were born three children"1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Samuel S. Shupe
 
27859 Sallie Shupe, "was married to Levi Clemens. They reside at Moline, Michigan."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Sarah Shupe
 
27860 Vera Shupe, "born March 28th, 1893."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Vera Shupe
 
27861 Veronica Shupe, "was married to Joseph Burkholder. They reside in Michigan where he was engaged in farming. No information in regard to family."1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Veronica Shupe
 
27862 Wellington Shupe, "was born in St. George, Brant County, Ontario, February 20th, 1854. He is married to Sarah Isabella Rosenberger. They reside in Galt, Ontario, where he is engaged with Goldie & McColluch as a mechanist. To them are born three children".1a

1aBiographical History of Waterloo Township by Ezra Eby 
Wellington Shupe
 
27863 Frances A. Shupe, eldest child of William and Nancy Shupe, was born near Owen Sound, Canada, March 21, 1849, and departed this life September 23, 1921. When a young child she removed with her parents to Decorah, Iowa, thence to Fillmore County, Minnesota, and later to McIntire, where she met and married Daniel W. Kaiser, of Lime Springs. They spent the better part of their life at McIntire, later removing to Jamestown, North Dakota, where they remained about ten years. From there they removed to Puyallup, Washington, where the deceased met with a great sorrow in the loss of her husband. After returning to McIntire she made her home for a time with her brother, George A. Shupe and family, and with her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Sanders, of Fayette, in whose home she remained over two years. On the 12th day of August, 1920, she married Henry Farnam, of Forestburg, South Dakota, from which place her spirit took its flight to the God who gave it. Early in life she felt the need of her Saviour. She was baptised in the faith and united with the Baptist church of McIntire, of which denomination she remained a faithful member. Funeral services were conducted in South Dakota and in Iowa. Funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. Bodenham, from the Baptist church at McIntire, after which the body was laid to rest beside her loved ones on the family lot in the McIntire cemetery."1a

1aNewspaper unknown 
William Shupe
 
27864 Shurley & Dietrich, manufacturers of saws, plastering trowels, &c. Mr. Shurley was born in London, England, in 1834, and has resided here since 1873. Mr. J. C. Dietrich is a native of Ontario County, New York State. Born, 1838, and came here the same year as his partner.1a

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


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Shurly & Dietrich, Manufacturers of Saws, Plastering Trowels, Straw Knives, etc. - The history of the "Maple Leaf Saw Works," of which Messrs. Shurly & Dietrich are the proprietors, is a history of what perseverance, thrift, enterprise and ability, can accomplish in a short number of years. This business was started in the year 1874, in a very small way, in a small building, where employment was given to about four or five workmen. These gentlemen worked hard, and built up a reputation for the quality of their goods which brought them increasing custom, which came so rapidly that they had scarcely finished one new building before they had to commence putting up another to meet the requirements of their rapidly developing trade. To-day the works cover an acre of ground, with buildings for factory, boiler house, office and lumber sheds. There is a beauty and finished appearance about the whole of the buildings that is pleasing to look upon. The office is more like a gentleman's private residence than an office to saw works, and there is a well kept lawn, with asphalt walk down centre and hedgerows in front, making a very pleasing picture. In the establishment employment is given to 70 competent and skillful workmen, while the trade of the house extends throughout the entire Dominion, Michigan and the Western States. They manufacture all kinds of saws, plasterer's trowels, straw knives, etc. A 75-horse power engine supplies the motive power to run the machinery, having two boilers, each 65-horse power. Both Mr. Shurly and Mr. Dietrich are natives of Rochester, N.Y., where they were in the same line of business before coming here. They have all the pus, go-aheadiveness, enterprise, pluck and ability of their countrymen, and they richly deserve the eminent success they have achieved. They are among Galt's most honoured and esteemed citizens.2a

2aIndustries of Canada, historical and commercial sketches, Hamilton and environs: its prominent places and people: representative merchants and manufacturers: its improvements, progress and enterprise (1886)

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Reported that he came aboard the ship "Egyptian" in October 1836 and that his parents were John Shurly and Elizabeth Chumley. 
Cosmos John Shurly
 
27865 SHUTKA, Jerry (Jaroslaw)

Of Fairview Menonite Nursing Home, formerly of Hamilton Street, Cambridge, on Wednesday.,Nov. 21, 1999, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Rozalia Habura. Survived by three sisters, Hanna, Magda and Zofia, all of the Ukraine. Predeceased by his parents, Oleksa and Kataryna Shutka. Mr. Shutka was born in Perehynske, Ukraine and had been a resident of the area, since 1950. He was retired from Chicopee Manufacturing Ltd. and was a member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, this evening (Thursday) from 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 582 Eagle St. N., Cambridge, at 10:30 a.m. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

The Record 25 Nov 1999 pg B4 
Jaroslaw "Jerry" Shutka
 
27866 SHUTTLEWORTH, Frank

Of Jacob Street, Cambridge, on Tuesday, April 14,1992, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in his 73rd year. Beloved husband and friend of Vera Hodgson and dear father of Jean Countryman of Cambridge. Also survived by two sisters, Joan (Mrs. Harry Morris) and Doreen Black, both of Cambridge. Lovingly remembered by one grandchild, Joel Countryman. Predeceased by his mother and father, Charles Edward and Margaret Shuttleworth, also two brothers, Ted and Bob. Frank Shuttleworth was born in Workington, Cumberland, England and was a resident of Cambridge, for the past 38 years; a retired stationary engineer from Electrohome; a member of King Street Baptist Church, Cambridge. Friends will be received at the Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, Wednesday, April 15, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral and committal services will be conducted at King Street Baptist Church, Cambridge, on Thursday, April 16, at 2 p.m. Interment in Parklawn Cemetery.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record 14 Apr 1992 pg A7 
Frank Shuttleworth
 
27867 SHUTTLEWORTH, John "Jack"

After a brief illness, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Monday, May 4, 1998, Jack Shuttleworth, in his 66th year. Beloved husband of Lorraine "Micky" McTearnen for 45 years; loving father of Ron and his wife Maggie, Linda and her husband Dave Cation, Brenda and her husband Mike Hubert, Jim and his wife Pam. Will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Cassie, James, Stefanie, Tracy, Chris, Jaime, Jason, Michael, Lori, Stacy, Sean, Daniel, Jessica and Tommy and by his great-granddaughters, Jessie and Paige; cherished son-in-law of Katherine McTearnen. Survived by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bob and Inge McTearnen, Bill and Rita McTearnen, Pat McTearnen and Brenda McTearnen. Predeceased by his parents, Martin Shuttleworth (1958) and by his mother, Cecilia Tippin (1987). Jack was retired from the Waterloo Regional Police Force, where he worked for 28 years and was known worldwide as the policeman in hip high water in the 1974 flood in Cambridge. Cremation has Taken Place. Respecting Jack's wishes there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at the Waterloo Regional Police Association and Recreational Centre (Highway No. 97 and Blenheim Road) on Friday, May 8, 1998, at 2:30 p.m.

The Record 5 May 1998 pg B4 
John "Jack" Shuttleworth
 
27868 BRICKER, Nellie May - After a courageous battle with cancer, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, on Saturday Feb. 22, 1997, Nellie Bricker in her 83rd year. Nellie was the former owner and operator of Schnarr Florist for 25 years. She was also past president of 11th Kitchener Scout Mothers. Cherished wife of the late Russell B. Bricker (1996). Beloved mother of Mary Ann Maltby of Burlington, Wayne and his wife Irene of Brantford, Janet Oswald and her husband Robert of Manitoulin Island, Dianne Lishman and her husband Bob of Kitchener, John and his wife Marilynn of Barrie and Neil of Kitchener; loved grandmother of 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; dear sister of Beryl Millman and her husband Harvey, Iris Osbourne, both of Kitchener, Harvey Shuttleworth of Collingwood, Ostand Shuttleworth of Tucson, Arizona and Lloyd Shuttleworth and his wife Gloria of California. Predeceased by a brother Sidney; a sister, Phyllis and a son-in-law, Peter Maltby. Friends will be received at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m., when funeral services will be held in the chapel. Cremation.1a

1aThe Record 24 Feb 1997 
Nellie May Shuttleworth
 
27869 Emil might have been living in Toronto in 1938 and 1940. Emil Shykolowich
 
27870 Died, In Ayr, on Wednesday, Feb. 18th, 1891, at 6:25 o'clock a.m. Elizabeth Sibbald, Relict of the late Robert Pringle, formerly of the township of Beverley, Aged 75 years, 6 months and 22 days. The Funeral Will take place from her late residence, Bruce Street, on Friday, February 20th, at 2 o'clock p.m., to the Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited to attend. Ayr, Feb.18, 1891.1a

1aWaterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies  
Elizabeth Sibbald
 
27871 Mrs. Wilbur S. Guthrie

A life-long resident of the Paris area, Mrs. Wilbur S. Guthrie, RR 2, Paris, passed away in Brantford General Hospital on Monday, July 2nd, 1979. She was in her 59th year. The former Mildred Pauline Sibbick, a daughter of the late Earl Sibbick and the former Rheta Clement, she lived at Etonia during her early years. Upon marriage Mr. and Mrs. Guthrie farmed at RR 2, Paris. Mrs. Guthrie was a member of St. Paul's United Church, Paris; the 3-H Club; and former member of Paris Agricultural Society. Surviving besides her husband and mother are two sons, Robert and Bruce of RR 2. Paris; two daughters Mrs. David (Sharon) Young of Paris and Mrs. Nick (Mary Lynn) Schira of Waterford; three brothers, Perry Sibbick of Etonia, Austin Sibbick of Toronto and Jack Cain of Brantford; also eight grandchildren. Resting at the Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, Paris where funeral service will be held today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. Rev. Robert Stokes will officiate. Interment in Ayr Cemetery.

The Ayr News 5 Jul 1979 pg 11 
Mildred Pauline Sibbick
 
27872 Worked with Henry Boehmer George Sibell
 
27873 MRS. HARRY STEEL SR.

PRESTON, Sept. 11— Mrs. Harry Steel, Sr., a resident of Preston for the past 28 years, died at her residence at 8 o'clock last evening following an illness of seven months. Mrs. Steel, during her many years of residence in the municipality, had formed a large circle of friends and word of her passing was received with regret. Born in Northampton, England, deceased came to Canada in 1888 and was married in Sherbrooke Street Methodist Church, Montreal, in February, 1888, to Harry Steel. Residing in that city until 1901, they took up residence in central New York State. Returning to Canada in 1905, they lived in Quebec City until 1914, when they came to Preston, making their home here since that time. On Feb. 22, 1938, Mr. and the late Mrs. Steel marked their golden wedding anniversary. Deceased was a member of the Preston United Church. Surviving is her husband, one daughter, Mrs. J. R. Panabaker, Preston: f our sons, Major H. W. Steel, Camp Borden, Fred Steel, Preston, Ralph Steel, Kitchener and Bert Steel, Galt. One daughter, Florence, predeceased her in June, 1935. Remains are resting at the residence, 866 Queen Street, Preston, from where the funeral will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery.

Kitchener Daily Record 11 Sep 1942 pg 17 
Emily Sibley
 
27874 1871 - Rosina Sick is staying with John Meyer. Rosina Sick
 
27875 SIDERSON, Harold - At Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Tuesday, August 11, 2009, with family by his side. Harold Siderson, aged 92 years. Harold was a member of Beth Jacob Synagogue and had served during the Second World War with the Canadian Army. Loving father of Cheryl and Georges Jansen of Annan, Ont., and Sandra Lee and her husband Michael Mason of Phoenix, Ariz. Grandfather to Ian, Jay, Sean, Jordan and Melissa. Great-grandfather to Sarah, Addison, Corson, Mira, Sierra and Jordan. Dear brother to Irving of Toronto and Lillian Weiss of Waterloo. He will be dearly missed by his loving partner and soulmate, Thelma Kennel, who was his constant companion and care-giver throughout his illness. Predeceased by his parents, Samuel Siderson and Dora Zimmerman; his wife, Eleanor (1998). Funeral service will be on Thursday at 2 p.m. from Beth Jacob Synagogue with Rabbi Yosil Rosenzweig officiating. Interment will be in Beth Jacob Cemetery. Donations to Grand River Regional Cancer Centre may be made through Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home , 519-745-9495.1a

1aThe Waterloo Region Record - Aug. 12, 2009 
Harold Siderson
 
27876 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Kenneth Sidwell
 
27877 Siebert.- Clayton, 98, Kitchener, Ont., died Sept. 11. Spouse: Mabel Weber Siebert (deceased). Parents: Edward and Wilhelmina Siebert (deceased). Survivors: children Margaret Hoffmann, Joyce Rooney, Sharon; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 14 at First Mennonite Church, Kitchener.1a

1aThe Mennonite, October 16, 2001, page 13, Vol. 4, No. 39. 
Clayton Herbert Siebert
 
27878 THALER, Edna May (nee Siebert) - Passed away peacefully, at Pinehaven Nursing Home in Waterloo, on Thursday, January 29, 2004, at the age of 90 years. Edna Thaler of Pinehaven Nursing Home, formally of St. Jacobs and RR1, Breslau. Edna was predeceased by her beloved husband John in 1976. Loving mother of Bruce and his wife Marjorie of Bloomingdale, Herbert and his wife Helen of RR1, Breslau, Nancy and her husband Irvin Hollinger of Elmira. Proud and loving grandmother of seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Edna is also survived by her sister-in-law Yetty Siebert and sister and brother-in-law Elizabeth and Bud Clair. Predeceased by her sisters Irene Snider and Elsie Siebert and brothers Clayton, Stanley and Lloyd Siebert. Edna was a longtime member of St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kitchener, where she was involved with the Quilter's Group. She loved spending time quilting and working in the garden. Friends are invited to share their memories of Edna with her family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South in Waterloo today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Edna's life and faith will be held at St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church on Benton Street in Kitchener on Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 1 p.m., with Pastor Shirley Ruller officiating. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Following the interment, friends are invited to join the family in the church hall for fellowship and refreshments. In Edna's memory, donations may be made to the Golden Hour at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church or the Gideons Bible Society and can be arranged through the funeral home - 745-8445 or www.edwardrgood.com1a

1aThe Record 30 Jan 2004 
Edna Mae Siebert
 
27879 KRAFT, Frances -- After a couragous battle with cancer, on Thursday, August 21, 1997 at her residence, RR 4, Pembroke, Frances was formerly of Kitchener and was born 57 years ago, in Petersburg. Dear daughter of Leland and Marcella Siebert of Petersburg; beloved wife of Don Kraft, whom she married August 19, 1961; loving mother of David and his wife Jill and Trevor, all of Kitchener, and Elaine and her husband Bob Vancoillie of New Hamburg, sadly missed by her grandchildren, Katie, Jani, Joey, Nicole and Michael. Also remembered by her sister Jean and her husband Nyle Eby of Kitchener. Also missed by her Brother-in-law, Vern and his wife Ann Kraft, Owen and his wife Norma Kraft, Maynard Rosenberger; sisters-in law, Dorothy Kraft, Adelaine and her husband Jim Hieronimus and Betty Kraft, all of Kitchener. Family and friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St. , New Hamburg, today (Saturday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p. m. The funeral service will take place on Sunday, August 24, 1997 at St. James Lutheran Church, New Dundee at 2 p. m. with Pastor Delton Glebe officiating. Interment to follow in Wilmot Centre Cemetery.1a

1aThe Record 22 Aug 1997 
Frances Elaine Siebert
 
27880 SIEBERT, Leland (Lee) -- Died suddenly on Wednesday , March 25, 1998 at St. Mary's General Hospital, Kirchener, Lee Siebert, of RR 2, Petersburg.He was born in Wilmot Township, 84 years ago, a son of Charles and Francis (Hilgartner) Siebert. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, New Dundee. Lee was a member of Mannheim Crokinole Club and a member of the Seniors of Petersburg.Beloved husband of Marcella (Cressman) whom he married 60 years ago on February 12, 1938. Loving father of Jean and her husband Nyle Eby of RR 2, Kitchener and Frances Kraft who predeceased him August 21, 1997 and her husband Donald Kraft of RR 4, Pembroke. Ever remembered by his grandchildren, Ron, Rany, Doug, Elaine and Trevor and 11 great-grandchildren; dear brother of Richard and Alice Siebert of RR 2, Baden and Marjorie Schiedel of Kitchener. Special friend of Pat and Allan Calder of New Hamburg. Lee was a;so predeceased by a brother-in-law Wilfred Schiedel.Friends may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, Friday March 27, 1998 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At noon Saturday transfer will be made to St James Lutheran Church, New Dundee for the service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Brian Wilker officiating. Burial to follow in Wilmot Centre Cemetery.1a

1aThe Record 26 Mar 1998 
Leland Siebert
 
27881 SIEBERT, Stanley George Jacob

Of Main Street, Ethel, Ont., passed away, peacefully, at Listowel Memorial Hospital, on Tuesday, August 14, 2001, at the age of 95 years. Stanley was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Listowel. Dearly loved father of Sandra and her husband Kenneth Kraemer of Linwood and Ross and his wife Liz of Gads Hill; lovingly rememberedty his grandchildren, Heather and David Cleary, Kimberly Kraemer and Craig Siebert and his wife Jennifer and three great-grandchildren, Dylan, Kendra and Katrina. Survived by two brothers, Clayton and Lloyd and his wife Yetti and sister, Edna. Predeceased by his beloved wife Rose Marie (nee Lobsinger) in 1997; his parents, Edward and Wilhelmina Siebert and two sisters, Irene and Elsie. Relatives and friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener today (Thursday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Fu-neral service will be held in the Ratz-Bechtel Chapel on Friday at 11 a.m, with ROI. Ralph Dwarika officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery.

The Record 16 Aug 2001 pg B7 
Stanley George Jacob Siebert
 
27882 Fannie Seibert, "was born May 13th, 1862. She is engaged in dressmaking."1a

1aThe Biographical History of Waterloo Township, by Ezra Eby 
Veronica Siebert
 
27883 Seifried Harold John - On Saturday, Jan. 15, 1994, at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, age 78 years. Harold Seifried, of Kitchener, a faithful member of St. Anne's RC Church and an usher for the church. A retired salesman for Baetz Bros. Furniture, serving for over 40 years. Harold was an avid bowler with Inter-city and an avid ball player. Son of the late John Seifried and the former Mary Kieffer. Loving brother of Mary of Kitchener and Gerald and his wife Audrey of Hamilton; dear brother-in-law of Audrey Lindner and her husband Ted of Waterloo. Fondly remembered by his nephew, Terry Seifried and nieces, Patricia Turner, Kathy Hudson, Mary Lou Seifried Seal, Joanne Bulkewski and Karen Dick and his great-nieces and great-nephews. Harold was predeceased by two brothers, Carl and Irvin. Visitation at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home and Chapel, 51 Benton at Church St., Kitchener, where the family will receive friends today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish vigil for the deceased this evening (Tuesday) at 8 p.m. Prayers will be offered from the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 1994 at 10:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass and committal at St. Anne's RC Church at 11 a.m., Father Bob Stainsby officiating. Interment Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 8-41 River Rd. E., Kitchener, N2B 2G3, Canadian Diabetes Association, 910 King St. W., Kitchener N2G 1G4 or St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, 911 Queen's Blvd., Kitchener N2M 1B2 would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record, Tuesday, January 18, 1994 
Harold John Siefried
 
27884 John Siefried

John Siefried, 60, died today at his residence, 210 Lancaster St. East. He had been in failing health for the past two years. Born Aug. 19, 1886, near Maryhill, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Seifried. He attended St. Mary's RC Church and was a member of the League of the Sacred Heart. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Kieffer, whom he married 33 years ago in Maryhill; three sons, Carl and Harold, both at home; Gerald of Hamilton; a daughter, Mary at home; four brothers, George of Cathcart, Charles of Paisley Block, Alfred of Kitchener and Norman of Guelph; and two sisters, Mrs. John (Sarah) Tennant and Miss Alice, both of Chicago. One brother predeceased him three years ago. Funeral service will be held from his residence, on Saturday morning, with prayers at 9:30 a.m., thence to St. Mary's RC Church for requiem high mass at 10 o'clock. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Remains are resting at the Lippert-Gruhn Funeral Home until Friday at two p.m. when the removal will be made to the residence.1a

1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record, April 10, 1947
 
John Siefried
 
27885 HYMAN, Anne Marie - Of Kitchener, passed away, peacefully, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital, on Thursday, April 30, 1998, in her 47th year. Wife to Harvey; mother to Debbie, at home, Tammy and her fiance John, Nancy and her husband John Neil and Dan, all of Kitchener; daughter to Willard Siegfried of Kitchener; sister to Leon Siegfried, Billy and his wife Nancy, Michael and his fiancee Sharon, Rose Mary and her husband Larry Schell, Lou Ann and her husband Brian Mohn, Florence and her husband Peter Springall and Carol and her husband Mike Madlinski, all of Kitchener, Mary Beth and her husband Ross Drayton of St. Clements, Eileen Werner of Waterloo, Margie Siegfried of Nova Scotia; six grandchildren, Alyshia, Johnnie, Michael, Bradley, Kyle and Dylan. Predeceased by her mother, the former Elizabeth White, in 1992. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7.9 p.m., where the funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

The Record 1 May 1998 
Anne Marie Siegfried
 
27886 "The Hespeler Hotel" built in 1847 by Charles Siegle who operated it till 18581a

1aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954 
Carl Frederick "Charles Siegle
 
27887 He was a native of Hassmersheim, Grand Duchy of Baden and had lived for many years in Lexington. Heinrich Siegmann
 
27888 Lived with James P. & Marianne Matheson Eckhardt Siegner
 
27889 Rehberg, Mrs. Gertrude - Mrs. Gertrude Rehberg, 90, formerly of New Hamburg, died Monday at St. Raphael's Nursing Home, Kitchener. She was the former Gertrude Siegner, a daughter of the late Louis Siegner and former Margaretha Hamel. Her husband, Victor Rehberg, died in June 1977. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, New Hamburg, and the LCW of the church. She was also a member of the 39 Plus Club in New Hamburg. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Wallace (Margaret) Racho of New Hamburg; two grandchildren, Brian and Mrs. Jacques (Barbara) Brousseau, and two great-grandchildren, Michelle and Christopher Brousseau. She was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters. Friends were received at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, New Hamburg Chapel, 291 Huron St., after 2 pm, Wednesday, until noon Thursday when removal was made to Trinity Lutheran Church, New Hamburg, for service and committal at 2 pm, Rev. David Pfrimmer officiated. Spring burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

New Hamburg Independent Jan 14 1981 pg 12 
Gertrude Siegner
 
27890 W. V. Siegner Passes Away At Hospital

Prominent Kitchener Business man and former Public School Board Chairman, Walter V. Siegner, 55 of 37 Rusholme Rd. died suddenly at K-W Hospital yesterday. Mr. Siegner was president of the W. V. Siegner Lumber Co. which he organized 28 years ago. He served on the Kitchener Public School Board for eight years from 1934 to 1937 and then 1943 to 1948. Included was service as chairman in 1948.

PROMINENT MASON

Mr. Siegner was a Past President of Kitchener Lions Club of which he was a former member. He was also a member of Mocha Temple Shrine Club, London, Ont., The Valette Prefectory, Twin City Lodge AF and AM and the Kitchener Chapter RAM, No117. Mr. Siegner was a member of the First Church, Christ Scientist. Born June 5, 1897 at Kitchener, he was a son of the late Valentine Siegner and the late Elizabeth Moehm. On June 2, 1920, at Kitchener, he married Emma Louise Schneider.

FUNERAL MONDAY

Surviving in addition to his widow are two daughters Mrs. Leslie (Kathryn Helena) Faichney, Hampstead, Montreal. Caroline Ann at home, one son, John, Kitchener and a brother Oscar, Kitchener. The funeral will be held Monday, at 2:30 p.m. at the Schreider-Sandrock Funeral Home with burial in Woodland cemetery. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.1a

1aKITCHENER-WATERLOO RECORD Saturday, August 16, 1952 P.3  
Walter Valentine Siegner
 
27891 JANZEN, Anna (Mrs. John W.) - Peacefully, with her family by her side, on Friday, February 18, 2005, at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital. Anna (Siemens) Janzen, in her 56th year, of Elmira. Beloved wife of John W. Janzen. Dear mother of John Janzen and Tonia Boerner of Elmira, Ana and Craig Luke of Nelson, BC, David Janzen and Sarah Janzen, both of Elmira. Also lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Kyle and Elora Luke. Sister of Bill Siemens, Jake, Neil, John, Frank and Agatha, George, Margaret and Bill Janzen, Helen and Bill Thiessen, Tina, Lisa and Collen Parker. Predeceased by her parents, Wilhelm and Margaretha (Peters) Siemens and her son William. The family will receive friends and relatives at Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. At 12 noon on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 transfer will be made to Elmira Pentecostal Assembly for funeral service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Brian Steed and Pastor Peter Wiebe officiating followed by interment in Elmira Union Cemetery.1a

1aThe Record 19 Feb 2005 
Anna Siemens
 
27892 SIERADZKI, Joseph

October 10, 1921 - November 26, 2010 In his 90th year. Joseph died peacefully in his sleep, at home, with his wife of 60 years, Idella at his side. Survived by his wife Idella (Siminoski), daughter Susan Sieradzki, her husband Michael Jones and their children Peter and Melissa of Barrie and his son Brian Sieradzki and Lynn Orton of Cambridge. Also survived by his sister-in-law Jeanette Trojnar of Oakville and brother-in-law Ferd Siminoski of Edmonton. Joseph has been cremated and interred with his infant son Mark Joseph (1955) in St. Clement's Cemetery. Joseph was a member of St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church and a retired employee of Butler Metals. Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Phil Sherlock at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church (745 Duke Street, Cambridge, ON). Thank you to the wonderful staff of the Community Care Access Centre. Donations in Joseph's memory may be made to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Medical Daycare Clinic. Arrangements entrusted to Barthel Funeral Home , Cambridge (519-653-3251).

Waterloo Region Record 30 Nov 2010 
Joseph Sieradzki
 
27893 Mrs. H. W. Makcrow Laid to Rest
Largely attended funeral service for Sarah Ann Siseman, relict of Henry William Makcrow, well-known Preston resident for the past 40 years who died at South Waterloo Memorial Hospital on Saturday morning was conducted at St. Paul's United Church yesterday afternoon by Rev. J. H. Herlihey. Numerous beautiful floral tributes also bespoke esteem in which deceased was held in the community. In her 78th year the late Mrs. Makcrow had been ailing for 21 years and had been confined to hospital seriously ill for a month prior to her death. A native of Reigate, Surrey, England, she came to Canada in 1913, residing for a short time in Galt and for the past 40 years in Preston.
A staunch member of St. Paul's United Church the deceased was past president of the Golden Rule Bible Class and a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, while she was also past president of the Daughters of England. Her husband predeceased her in 1938.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. C. Losey at home, Mrs. Joseph Stewart of Preston, Mrs. W. Bryce of Doon, Mrs. Cecil Hurst of Toronto and Margaret at home; three sons, Robert James of Hespeler, Charles of Preston, Henry of Hespeler. Two brothers, Jack Siseman of Australia and William Siseman of England, 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive. A sister and three brothers predeceased her.
The Daughters of England, in tribute to their former president, conducted a funeral service at the Stager-Pass Ltd. funeral home at 1:30 yesterday afternoon and formed a guard of honor at the funeral home and also at church accompanied by the Women's Missionary Society.
Interment took place in the Preston cemetery.
The pallbearers were: Ernest Thompson, Charles Thompson and Stanley Hall of Galt; William and Robert Makcrow of Hespeler; and Harry Elding of Preston. 
Sarah Ann Sierman
 
27894 Sierzputowski, Janusz

Passed away peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on January 15, 2016, at the age of 64. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street N., Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Thursday, January 21, 2016, at 10:30am - 11:00am, followed by a Funeral Service in the funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Parklawn cemetery. 

Unknown Paper 
Janusz Sierzputowski
 
27895 Joseph is reported to have been born in Durlinsdorf, Haut-Rhin, Alsace Lorraine, France, documentation needed. Franz Joseph "Joseph" Siess
 
27896 Franklin Sievenpiper of 27 Chapel St. died today at St. Mary's Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 86. Born near Cayuga, he had lived in the Twin Cities for more than 60 years. He was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and had been a funeral director, formerly employed with the Kitchener Furniture Co., and the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home. Later, he worked at the Doon Twines Ltd., retiring in 1962. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Lottie Becker in February, 1963. Surviving are two sons, Morgan, Kitchener and Perlous, Riverside, Calif., and one daughter, Mrs. Idella Leahy, Kitchener, 11 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by one son, Ira, in 1954. The body will be at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Sunday where Rev. F. W. Zinc will conduct a service Tuesday at 2 p.. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind will be accepted as expressions of sympathy.1a

1aKitchener-Waterloo Record, March 6, 1971 
Franklin "Frank" Sievenpiper
 
27897 1901 Berlin Census - Minnie is a lodger in the home of Isaac and Magdelena Shanta Minnie Sievenpiper
 
27898 THOMPSON, Sharon Beatrice \emdash After a lengthy illness, at K-W Hospital, on Thursday, Feb. 23, 1989, Sharon Thompson, in her 46th year. Dearly loved wife of Brian Thompson of Kitchener; dearest mother of Christopher William and Sean Charles, both at home; dear daughter of Beatrice Sievenpiper of Kitchener and the late Charles Morgan Sievenpiper. Loving sister of Carol (Mrs. George Hadland), Larry and his wife Diane Sievenpiper, Wayne Sievenpiper, Brenda (Mrs. Earl Reinhart), all of Kitchener, Linda (Mrs. Gordon Butterfield) of Missis-sauga, Jerome Seivenpiper and his wife Sherri of Ottawa. Sharon will be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Westmount Funeral Chapel, 1001 Ottawa St. S. (at Westmount Road), Kitchener, on Friday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Saturday at 3 p.m., Deacon Phil Tremblay, CR, will officiate. Cremation. Sharon Beatrice Sievenpiper
 
27899 Lived with George Specht also a cooper. Frederic Siford
 
27900 Sights, Carl Sergeant. Belonged to the U.S. Army and enlisted with the 34th Battalion at Galt, January 12, 1915. He was born in the U.S.A. and his next of kin is Mrs. Evelyn Sights, 75 Lincoln Avenue, Galt. Anglican. He was killed in action.

Kitchener Public Library '96 Soldier Information Card Collection '96 World War One 
Carl Sights
 
27901 Eudora is listed as boarder in the family of Ernest and Elisa Stebbing on the 1901 Berlin census. Eudora Sillner
 
27902 In Galt, on the 27th inst., Edith Isabella, daughter of E. Sills, aged 15 months and 7 days.

Galt Reporter Aug 30 1878 pg 3 
Edith Isabella Sills
 
27903 SILVA, Joao Medeiros

On Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Joao Silva, age 74, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side. Survived by his cherished and loving wife Eduarda, son Paul (Heather) of Cambridge, two sisters Maria do Rosario Medeiros, and Maria da Luz (Dinis) Couto. Predeceased by his parents the late Luis Botelho and Jacinta Medeiros. Sisters; Maria Correia, Hortencia, Maria dos Anjos, brothers; Manuel Silva and Joe Silva. Predeceased by his in-laws, Manuel Pereira and Maria Conceicao Pereira and sister-in-law, Lucy Pereira. Survived by Joe Pereira (Maria do Carmo) of Sao Miguel, Azores, Carlos Pereira (Rosa), Lizete Medeiros (Nick), Victor Pereira (Idalina), Frank Pereira (Mary Joe), Tina Rodrigues, Manuel Pereira (Cremilde), Eduardo Pereira (Lisa), Don Pereira (Linda) and Edmundo Pereira (Belle). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Joao was employed by Arriscraft for 36 years. He also spent two years of military service in India. Rested at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge where the family received friends on Friday, October 5, 2012. Rosary was recited and Mass of Christian Burial, was celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, Elgin St. S., on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Interment followed at Parklawn Cemetery. The family would like to thank the medical and allied staff at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, as well as ParaMed Home Care staff.

Cambridge Times 10 Oct 2012 
Joao Medeiros Silva
 
27904 FURTADO, Maria (nee Silva)

Peacefully, at Hilltop Manor, Cambridge, on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at the age of 81. Loving and devoted wife of the late Cirino Furtado (2011). Loving mother of Carl and his wife Debbie and Joe and his wife Beverley. Special grandmother of Chad (Lisa), Shawn (Caleigh), Alicia (Adam) and great-grandmother of Logan. Maria will also be sadly missed by her brothers; Fernando, Jorge both of Cambridge, Jose of California and Manuel of Azores. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers will be held at 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated at St. Ambrose R.C. Church, Chalmers St. S. (at South St.), Cambridge, on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 5 Dec 2012 
Maria Silva
 
27905 Sousa, Maria

It with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Maria Sousa at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, July 26, 2009, at the age of 76. Dear wife of Manuel and beloved mother of Teresa da Costa (Antonio), Manuel Moniz (Adriana), Maria da Luz Oliveira (Jose), Adriana Silva (Silvino), Alda Camara (Tony), Rose Sousa and Durval Sousa (Dina). Loving grandmother of 24 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Bento and Victoria da Silva and 3 brothers and 1 sister. Resting at the Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends on Monday, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at 10 a.m. Interment Parklawn Cemetery.

Unknown Paper 
Maria Silva
 
27906 SILVEIRA, Jose B.

Born in Sao Jorge, Açores on December 28, 1937, passed away peacefully, at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Thursday, May 5, 2011, at the age of 73. Beloved husband of 50 years to Maria. Loving father to Olga (Derek Smith). Loving grandfather to Nicole, Alyssa, (Laura and Emilie). Loving brother to Manuel (Regina), Fatima (Joao Maciel), Joao (Alice). Brother-in-law to Lenor (Cosmo Maciel), Elias Oliveira (Ana), Judith (Joao Bettencourt), Leocadia (Miguel Soares), Georgina (late Manuel Silveira), Fatima (Helio Oliveira), Dora (Tony Amaral), Jose Oliveira (Eva), Jorge Oliveira (Evelina), Filipe Oliveira (Gorette) and the late Angelo Oliveira. Son-in-law to Mariana (late Antonio Oliveira). Son of the late Joao and Laurentina Silveira. Will be sadly missed by many nephews and nieces. A Mass of Christian Burial, was recited at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, on Monday, May 9, 2011. Interment was held at Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 10 May 2011 
Jose B. Silveira
 
27907 SILVEIRA, Jose Gomes

1927 - 2013. Of Cambridge, passed away peacefully, at the Hilltop Manor Nursing Home, in Cambridge, on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at the age of 86. Predeceased by his first wife Maria de Lourdes. Husband of 19 years to Maria Adelaide Amaral, cherished father of Ilda Salamon (Paul), Frank Silveira and Edward Silveira (Ana). Devoted grandfather of Carly, Katherine, Kayla, Sheldon, Marlena and Nelson. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge where the family will receive friends on Friday, May 17, 2013, from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Rosary will be recited in the funeral home chapel, at 8 pm. A Mass of Christian burial, will be recited at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, Elgin Street South, Cambridge on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 11am. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Cambridge Times 17 May 2013 
Jose Gomes Silveira
 
27908 Event Description: Fits