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Christian L. Jantzi
Male 1862 - 1905


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  • Birth  6 Dec 1862  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1881  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Son 
    Religion  1881  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Mennonite 
    Occupation  1885  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    farmer 
    Occupation  1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Religion  1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mennonite 
    Occupation  1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Misfortune  1905  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    accident on the road 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-80132P 
    Died  24 Feb 1905  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Accident died Suddenly 
    Buried  Amish Mennonite Cemetery, Wilmot Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I80132  Generations
    Last Modified  24 Oct 2017 

    Father  Christian Jantzi,   b. CALC 7 Jul 1835, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1911, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Annie Lichti,   b. 1839, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1911 
    Family ID  F18277  Group Sheet

    Family  Elizabeth B. "Lizzie" Zehr,   b. 13 Apr 1863, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  20 Jan 1885  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Barbara Jantzi,   b. 7 Mar 1886, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1959
     2. Anna "Nancy" Jantzi,   b. 27 Oct 1889, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Jonathan Z. Jantzi,   b. 30 Nov 1892, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Samuel Jantzi,   b. Aug 1905, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F20848  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Instantly Killed Christian L. Jantzi Loses His Life in a Pitch-Hole on the Road

      Last Friday afternoon this entire community was shocked to learn that Mr. Christian L. Jantzi, a prominent and highly respected farmer living a couple of miles east of Wellesley had been killed in an accident on the road while hauling a load of wood to Baden.

      He left the house with his load shortly after noon, taking the "Berlet" Road for Baden. The road was badly filled with snow and difficult for a load but deceased made the trip with safety until he reached the hill just north of the G.T.R. tack and a mile or so east of Baden. At this point the road was almost impassable and a deep pitch-hole at the foot of the steep hill added to the danger. It was here that he met his death, but just how the accident occurred will never be known as he was all alone at the time.

      About 2:30 pm, Messrs. Bishop of New Hamburg, and Webster, of Crosshill, who were driving, noticed the team standing at the foot of the hill, and a closer investigation showed that part of the load had fallen off and Mr. Jantzi was lying under the back part of the sleigh, dead. He had evidently fallen off in front and dragged under the moving sleigh. A deep cut on his head indicated that he had been kicked by one of the horses as he fell and rendered unconscious so could make no effort to save himself from being crushed by the heavy sleigh. The lines were wound around his arm, this stopping the sleigh while he was under it. It was likely an hour or two after the accident that the two gentlemen discovered it.

      The remains were brought home and kind neighbors did all that was possible for the stricken wife and family. Deceased was a comparatively young man, just started in his 43rd year, a prosperous, highly respected farmer. He was born in Wellesley Township - at Woodside - and spent his life here. Twenty years ago he was married to Miss Lizzie Zehr, who with four children survive him. He is the second of his family to meet with sudden death, his brother, Michael, having been killed in his saw mill at Newton only a few years ago.

      The funeral on Tuesday morning was one of the largest ever held in this community, the remains being interred n the Amish Mennonite Cemetery on the farm.1a

      1aWellesley Maple Leaf Mar 2 1905 pg 3

      Obituary is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website.

  • Sources 
    1. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-6 Page 11.

    2. [S113] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1881, Division 4 Page 5.

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Christian Yantzi (farmer of Wellesley) b. Wellesley Age: 22 born abt 1863 father: Christian Yantzi mother: Anna Yantzi married Elisabeth Zehr Age:: 21 born abt 1864 b. Wilmot Tp father: Michael Zehr mother: Barbara Zehr married 20 Jan 1885 Marriage Place: Waterloo, Wilmot Township

    4. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 3 Page 52.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 6 Dec 1862 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Son - 1881 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1885 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Jan 1885 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - accident on the road - 1905 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Accident died Suddenly - 24 Feb 1905 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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