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

Eli C. Shantz, Sr.

Male 1816 - 1889  (73 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Eli C. Shantz, Sr. was born 23 Jan 1816, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada (son of Christian R. Shantz and Magdalena Cressman); died 19 Sep 1889, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

    Eli married Anna Cressman 5 May 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. Anna (daughter of John Cressman and Esther Wismer) was born 18 Nov 1820, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 25 Jan 1908; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Barbara Shantz was born 10 Mar 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 6 Dec 1876, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    2. Enos C. Shantz was born 26 Jun 1843, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 16 Feb 1921; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    3. John C. Shantz was born 5 Jul 1846, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 6 Jun 1914; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    4. Esther Shantz was born 2 Jun 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 1906; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    5. Anna Shantz was born 10 Mar 1851, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 3 Jul 1934, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    6. Eli C. Shantz was born 26 Mar 1854, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 24 Jul 1925, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    7. Israel Shantz was born 29 May 1857, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 19 Nov 1859; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    8. Magdalena "Lena" Shantz was born 8 Sep 1858, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 1955; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    9. Susannah C. Shantz was born 2 Aug 1861, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 6 Dec 1917, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

    Eli — . [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Barbara Shantz was born 10 Mar 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; died 6 Dec 1876, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    2. Louisa Shantz was born 1860, , Ontario, Canada; died Yes, date unknown.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  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. 3.  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. 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. 1. 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.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  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, Of, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA; died 1820, South Of Berlin, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Barbara Rife was born 12 Sep 1753, Of, Pottstown, Montgomery, 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.
    3. 2. 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. 6.  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. 7.  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. 3. 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.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Jacob Shantz was born Abt 1710, , Switzerland; died 5 Feb 1781, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania; was buried , Sprogell Cemetery, Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania.

    Jacob — Magdalena Erb. Magdalena was born Abt 1710, Of, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA; died Yes, date unknown; was buried , Sprogell Cemetery, Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Magdalena Erb was born Abt 1710, Of, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA; died Yes, date unknown; was buried , Sprogell Cemetery, Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania.
    Children:
    1. Susannah Shantz was born Abt 1742, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    2. Esther Shantz was born Abt 1743, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania; died 13 Mar 1821.
    3. 4. Isaac Shantz was born 14 Jan 1748, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania; died 11 Oct 1802, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA.

  3. 10.  Christian Rife was born 1723; died 1809; was buried , East Coventry Mennonite Cemetery, East Coventry Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania.

    Christian — Veronica Reiff. Veronica was born 1732; died 1800; was buried , East Coventry Mennonite Cemetery, East Coventry Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Veronica Reiff was born 1732; died 1800; was buried , East Coventry Mennonite Cemetery, East Coventry Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania.
    Children:
    1. Rev. David Rife was born 1751, Of, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    2. 5. Barbara Rife was born 12 Sep 1753, Of, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA; died 1820, South Of Berlin, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.

  5. 12.  Nicolaus Cressman was born Abt 1727, , Limerick Co., Pennsylvania (son of Nicolaus Cressman); died Yes, date unknown.
    Children:
    1. Nicolaus Cressman was born 1751, , Limerick Co., Pennsylvania; died Yes, date unknown.
    2. 6. John Cressman was born 1755, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania; died 1818, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada; was buried , First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
    3. Daniel Cressman was born 25 Oct 1762, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania; died 1 Mar 1795, , Chester Co., Pennsylvania.