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Isaac E. Shantz 

Isaac E. Shantz[1, 2, 3]

Male 1839 - 1908

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  • Birth  23 May 1839  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1860  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Occupation  1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Religion  1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Occupation  1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Manufacturer, Farmer 
    Isaac E. Shantz - Lancaster Stave, Heading Shingle & Patent Coiled Hoops Factory
    Isaac E. Shantz - Lancaster Stave, Heading Shingle & Patent Coiled Hoops Factory
    1878 Waterloo County Directory
    Religion  1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Elected Office  1897  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Councillor - Kitchener Council 
    Occupation  1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    machine manufacturer 
    Business  1907  I. E. Shantz & Co. Foundry, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    I. E. Shantz & Co. Foundry 
    I. E. Shantz Foundry
    I. E. Shantz Foundry
    image from Busy Berlin 1897
    I. E. Shantz envelope 1895
    I. E. Shantz envelope 1895
    from ebay 2014
    Name  I. E. Shantz 
    Eby ID Number  00110-6799 
    Died  11 Jan 1908  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 11
    Cause: Anaemia with Congestion of Lungs (10 months) 
    Buried  First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID  I19678  Generations
    Last Modified  19 Sep 2018 

    Father  Samuel Shantz,   b. 16 Jan 1811, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1895 
    Mother  Susannah Erb,   b. 13 Nov 1810, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1844, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Mar 1830 
    Family ID  F4139  Group Sheet

    Family  Magdalena Eby,   b. 26 Aug 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1915 
    Married  30 Dec 1860  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 8, 9, 12
    Children 
     1. Josiah E. Shantz,   b. 18 Nov 1861, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1908
     2. Tilman Shantz,   b. 28 Feb 1863, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1863
     3. Edmund Shantz,   b. 14 Jul 1865, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947
     4. Elmina Shantz,   b. 22 Nov 1868, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Mary Ann Shantz,   b. 5 Jun 1871, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1924
     6. Milton E. Shantz,   b. 8 Jul 1873, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F4950  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • 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"

      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin : as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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      Well Known Berlin Manufacturer Succumbs on Saturday, After Long Illness

      Was in His 69 Year

      One of Berlin's oldest and highly esteemed citizens, passed away about 6 o'clock on Saturday evening, in the person of Mr. Isaac E. Shantz, the well-known senior member of the firm of I. E. Shantz & Co., at his home on College street. The deceased suffered from congestion of the lungs at the time of his death and had been in poor health during the last ten months. The late I. E. Shantz was born on May 23rd, 1839 and was a son of the late Samuel Shantz, who owned one of the finest farms in the county on the Petersburg-Road, three miles west of Berlin. After securing a common school education and working on his fathers farm, for some years, he entered a mercantile business in Bridgeport and also became interested in several successful manufacturing industries. About fifteen years ago he moved to Berlin and after conducting the store now occupied by Beck & Schell for some years, he purchased the foundry which he has been conducting, for the last ten or twelve years. The deceased was of a quiet and unassuming disposition and while he took a keen interest in municipal affairs of Berlin and was a member of the Town Council, in 1897. He was a devoted Christian man and was highly respected by all with whom he came in contact. He was married to Magdalena Eby in 1860, who survives him and we regret to state, is quite ill. There are five children; Josiah, Berlin, Edmund, Waterloo Tp., Mrs. Amos Groff, Waterloo, Mrs. (Rev,) C. R. Miller, Berlin and Milton B., who will have the sincere sympathy of the entire community. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon, at 1:30 o'clock, to the East End Mennonite church and Cemetery.

      Chronicle Telegraph 16 Jan 1908 pg 10

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 414.

    2. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 558.

    3. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 636.

    4. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, a-2 pg 8.

    5. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      In memory of / Isaac E. Shantz / born May 23, 1839, died Jan.11, 1908 / aged 58 yrs. 7 mo. 19 ds / Magdalena Eby / his wife / born Aug.26, 1841 / died Sept.15, 1915, aged 74 yrs. 20 ds. / at rest / Shantz

    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 31.
      Isaac E. SHANTZ Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 13 Mennonite b. 23-May

    7. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 2 Page 6.

    8. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div 3 Page 17.

    9. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Isaac Shantz, 21, res. Waterloo, b. Waterloo, son of Samuel and Susanna, married 23 Dec 1860 Magdalena Eby, 19, res. Waterloo, b. Waterloo, daughter of Elias and Anna

    10. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, a-1 pg 8.

    11. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate..
      Isaac E Shantz Gender: Male Age: 68 Religion: Mennonite Birth Date: abt 1840 Birth Place: Ontario Death Date: 11 Jan 1908 Death Place: Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Cause of Death: Anaemia & Congestion of Lungs #029295

    12. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), 25 Jan 1860.
      "Shantz - Eby: On the 30th ult., by the Rev'd Joseph Hagey, Mr. Isaac E. Shantz, to Magdalena, eldest daughter of Elias Eby, Esq., Bridgeport."

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 23 May 1839 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Dec 1860 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer, Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Kitchener Council - 1897 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - machine manufacturer - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - I. E. Shantz & Co. Foundry - 1907 - I. E. Shantz & Co. Foundry, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Anaemia with Congestion of Lungs (10 months) - 11 Jan 1908 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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