Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Benjamin D. Shantz

Male 1833 - 1889  (55 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Benjamin D. Shantz was born 20 Aug 1833, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada (son of John C. Shantz and Nancy Detweiler); died 15 Jan 1889, Wordsworth, Huron Co., Michigan.

    Benjamin married Elizabeth Nahrgang 30 Jan 1854. Elizabeth (daughter of Christopher Nahrgang and Mary Schneider) was born 12 Dec 1836, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 4 Jun 1894, Wadsworth, Huron Co., Michigan. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Malinda Shantz
    2. Nancy Shantz was born 1856, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.
    3. Christopher Shantz was born 1857, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.
    4. Mary Shantz was born 1859, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.
    5. John Shantz was born 1861, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.
    6. Lydia Shantz was born 3 Feb 1863, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 24 Aug 1863; was buried , Latchshaw Mennonite Cemetery, Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    7. Allan Shantz was born 1865, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.
    8. Isaac Shantz was born 1867, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.
    9. Isabella Shantz was born 2 Jun 1869, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 23 Dec 1871; was buried , Latchshaw Mennonite Cemetery, Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    10. Salome Shantz was born 1872, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.
    11. Caroline Shantz was born 1874, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.
    12. Minerva Shantz was born 1876, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.
    13. Alice Shantz was born 1879, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John C. Shantz was born 23 Oct 1807, South Of Berlin, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada (son of Christian R. Shantz and Magdalena Cressman); died 17 May 1875; was buried , Shantz's Meeting House Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

    John married Nancy Detweiler 12 Jan 1833. Nancy (daughter of Rev. Jacob Detweiler and Susannah Rosenberger) was born 8 Mar 1816, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; died 17 Feb 1856, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Shantz's Meeting House Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Nancy Detweiler was born 8 Mar 1816, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania (daughter of Rev. Jacob Detweiler and Susannah Rosenberger); died 17 Feb 1856, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Shantz's Meeting House Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    Children:
    1. 1. Benjamin D. Shantz was born 20 Aug 1833, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 15 Jan 1889, Wordsworth, Huron Co., Michigan.
    2. Mary Ann Shantz was born 24 Aug 1834, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 1 Mar 1917, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Wilmot Mennonite (formerly Geiger) Cemetery, Wilmot, Waterloo Region, Ontario.
    3. Abraham D. Shantz was born 6 Mar 1836, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.
    4. Aaron D. Shantz was born 17 Sep 1837, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 21 Jun 1844; was buried , Shantz's Meeting House Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    5. John D. Shantz was born 4 Oct 1839, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 13 Jun 1923, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Shantz's Meeting House Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    6. Enoch Donald Shantz was born 6 Aug 1841, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 1 Apr 1920, Foremost, , Alberta, Canada; was buried , Nemiscam Cemetery, Foremost, , Alberta, Canada.
    7. Magdalena Shantz was born 26 Mar 1843, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 13 Oct 1916; was buried , Shantz's Meeting House Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    8. Menno D. Shantz was born 3 Nov 1844, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 27 May 1911; was buried , Shantz's Meeting House Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    9. Susannah Shantz was born 8 Mar 1847, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 28 Oct 1886, Near Port Elgin, Bruce Co., Ontario.
    10. Lydia D. Shantz was born 11 Apr 1849, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 27 Nov 1932, Pembroke, Pembroke Twp., Renfrew Co., Ontario; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    11. Nancy D. Shantz was born 15 Mar 1851, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 20 Mar 1910; was buried , Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    12. Sarah D. Shantz was born 3 Jun 1853, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 20 Dec 1921, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Christian R. Shantz was born 13 Feb 1779, Near Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania (son of Isaac Shantz and Barbara Rife); died 9 Nov 1856, near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

    Christian married Magdalena Cressman 19 Oct 1800. Magdalena (daughter of John Cressman and Anna Schowalter) was born 30 Jan 1783, , Pennsylvania, USA; died 13 Aug 1866; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Magdalena Cressman was born 30 Jan 1783, , Pennsylvania, USA (daughter of John Cressman and Anna Schowalter); died 13 Aug 1866; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    Children:
    1. Anna Shantz was born 19 Oct 1801, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania; died 19 Oct 1822, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    2. Isaac C. Shantz was born 13 Jul 1803, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania; died 20 Sep 1885, , Livingstone Co., Illinois.
    3. Barbara Shantz was born 25 Jun 1805, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania; died 5 Feb 1896; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    4. 2. John C. Shantz was born 23 Oct 1807, South Of Berlin, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 17 May 1875; was buried , Shantz's Meeting House Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    5. Christian C. Shantz was born 16 Feb 1810, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 9 Apr 1831.
    6. Magdalena Shantz was born 14 Jan 1812, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 10 Mar 1812, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    7. Jonas C. Shantz was born 26 Jul 1813, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 16 Mar 1898, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Shantz Mennonite Cemetery, Wilmot Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    8. Eli C. Shantz, Sr. was born 23 Jan 1816, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 19 Sep 1889, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    9. Noah C. Shantz was born 14 Jan 1819, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 8 Aug 1876, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    10. David Shantz was born 1 Aug 1821, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 11 Dec 1821, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    11. Mary Shantz was born 29 Dec 1822, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 2 Mar 1823, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    12. Susannah Shantz was born 7 Mar 1824, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 26 Feb 1864, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Shantz's Meeting House Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

  3. 6.  Rev. Jacob Detweiler was born 25 Nov 1778, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania (son of Jacob Detweiler and Mary Funk); died 8 Aug 1858, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Roseville Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly Detweiller], Roseville, Waterloo, ON, Canada.

    Jacob married Susannah Rosenberger 15 Dec 1803. Susannah was born 15 Jan 1781, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania; died 9 Sep 1847, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Roseville Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly Detweiller], Roseville, Waterloo, ON, Canada. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Susannah Rosenberger was born 15 Jan 1781, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania; died 9 Sep 1847, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Roseville Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly Detweiller], Roseville, Waterloo, ON, Canada.
    Children:
    1. John R. Detweiler was born 1 Jan 1805, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; died 17 Oct 1876, Port Elgin, Saugeen Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada.
    2. Mary Detweiler was born 20 Sep 1806, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; died 4 Jul 1874, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Roseville Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly Detweiller], Roseville, Waterloo, ON, Canada.
    3. Jacob Rosenberger Detweiler was born 16 Dec 1807, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; died 2 Jul 1885, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Roseville Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly Detweiller], Roseville, Waterloo, ON, Canada.
    4. Susannah Detweiler was born 22 Jun 1810 OR 20 Aug 1809, , Pennsylvania, USA; died 2 Jul 1874; was buried , Roseville Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly Detweiller], Roseville, Waterloo, ON, Canada.
    5. Elizabeth Detweiler was born 2 Oct 1811, , Pennsylvania, USA; died 7 Sep 1840, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Roseville Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly Detweiller], Roseville, Waterloo, ON, Canada.
    6. Benjamin Detweiler was born 23 Nov 1813, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania; died 1900; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    7. 3. Nancy Detweiler was born 8 Mar 1816, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; died 17 Feb 1856, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Shantz's Meeting House Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    8. Rev. Enoch R. Detweiler was born 7 Mar 1818, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; died 18 Sep 1874, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Roseville Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly Detweiller], Roseville, Waterloo, ON, Canada.
    9. Abraham Detweiler was born 25 Jul 1820, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; died 1820.
    10. Lydia Detweiler was born 22 Aug 1824, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 23 Oct 1900.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Isaac Shantz was born 14 Jan 1748, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania (son of Jacob Shantz and Magdalena Erb); died 11 Oct 1802, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA.

    Isaac married Barbara Rife 4 May 1774. Barbara (daughter of Christian Rife and Veronica Reiff) was born 12 Sep 1753, , Pennsylvania, USA; died 1820, South Of Berlin, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Barbara Rife was born 12 Sep 1753, , Pennsylvania, USA (daughter of Christian Rife and Veronica Reiff); died 1820, South Of Berlin, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    Children:
    1. Mary Shantz was born 13 Mar 1775, Near Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania; died 6 Apr 1866, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    2. Abraham Shantz was born 15 Dec 1776, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA; died 28 Dec 1856, Harmony, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA; was buried , Mennonite Meeting House Cemetery, Harmony, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States.
    3. 4. Christian R. Shantz was born 13 Feb 1779, Near Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania; died 9 Nov 1856, near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    4. Jacob Shantz was born 11 Oct 1781, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA; died 1 Jul 1867, near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    5. Isaac Shantz was born 23 Apr 1783, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania; died 12 Dec 1854, South-East Of Berlin, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    6. David Shantz was born 7 Mar 1787, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania; died 8 Apr 1879, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    7. Veronica Shantz was born 14 Nov 1789, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA; died 27 Jul 1876, Near Doon, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    8. Samuel Shantz was born 7 Jul 1792, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA; died 19 Dec 1792, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA.
    9. Joseph R. Shantz was born 24 Jun 1795, Near Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania; died 19 Mar 1882; was buried , Martin Meeting House Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

  3. 10.  John Cressman was born 1755, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania (son of Nicolaus Cressman); died 1818, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

    John — Anna Schowalter. Anna was born 4 Apr 1761, Of, Pennsylvania; died 2 Jul 1829, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Anna Schowalter was born 4 Apr 1761, Of, Pennsylvania; died 2 Jul 1829, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    Children:
    1. 5. Magdalena Cressman was born 30 Jan 1783, , Pennsylvania, USA; died 13 Aug 1866; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    2. Barbara Cressman was born 22 May 1786, , Pennsylvania, USA; died 20 Oct 1831; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    3. Elizabeth Cressman was born 10 Jun 1791, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania; died 12 Jan 1879, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    4. Susannah Cressman was born 9 Jun 1794, , Pennsylvania, USA; died 20 May 1864; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    5. John Cressman was born 15 May 1795, , Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; died 30 Jun 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    6. Joseph Cressman was born 23 Apr 1798, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania; died 25 Jan 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    7. Nicolaus Cressman was born 3 Apr 1802, , Pennsylvania, USA; died 28 Sep 1828, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania.
    8. Anna Cressman was born 18 Jun 1803, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania; died 12 Jul 1887, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Breslau Mennonite Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

  5. 12.  Jacob Detweiler was born Abt 1752 (son of Joseph Detweiler and Mary Kolb); died Yes, date unknown.

    Jacob — Mary Funk. Mary died Yes, date unknown. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Mary Funk died Yes, date unknown.
    Children:
    1. Mary Detweiler was born Abt 1772, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    2. Joseph Detweiler was born Abt 1774, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    3. 6. Rev. Jacob Detweiler was born 25 Nov 1778, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania; died 8 Aug 1858, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Roseville Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly Detweiller], Roseville, Waterloo, ON, Canada.
    4. Barbara Detweiler was born Abt 1780, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    5. Susannah Detweiler was born Abt 1783, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    6. Joshua Detweiler was born Abt 1785, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    7. Sarah Detweiler was born Abt 1787, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    8. Catharine Detweiler was born Abt 1790, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    9. Elizabeth Detweiler was born Abt 1794, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    10. Anna Detweiler was born Abt 1795, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    11. John Detweiler was born Abt 1796, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.