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

Barbara Stauffer[1, 2, 3]

Female 1822 - 1913  (90 years)


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  • Name Barbara Stauffer 
    Born 16 Oct 1822  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Female 
    Name Barbara Shantz 
    Residence 1842  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Religion 1851  Wilmot Township, Waterloo County Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Other Methodist 
    Religion 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1911  St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00117-7375 
    Died 11 Sep 1913  [5
    Buried Shantz Mennonite Cemetery, Wilmot Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I10194  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 

    Father Daniel Stauffer,   b. 20 Feb 1796, Near Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1846, Strasburg, (Kitchener) Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Family ID F1018  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Barbara Stauffer, "was born October 16th, 1822. She was married to David Y. Shantz. They resided in Wilmot Township where he died October 24th, 1894. To them were born five 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a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character.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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      Shantz.--Barbara Shantz, beloved wife of David Y. Shantz, died Sept. 11, 1913; aged 90 y. 10 m. 25 d. The funeral was held on Sunday, Sept. 14, from her late residence to Stantz's Cemetery for interment. Her husband preceded her 19 years. She leaves to mourn 5 children, (2 daughters and 3 sons), 32 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild, and an only brother, Noah Stauffer, and a host of friends. She was a loving mother, a kind neighbor and a friend in need. The funeral was one of the largest over held at the place. Funeral services were conducted by Bishop Jonas Snyder and Manasseh Hallman. A very impressive sermon was preached from Isa. 38: 1, "Set thine house in order, for thou shalt die and not live" (John 16: 33). "Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years, as long as she was able to go to church her seat was seldom vacant. The last few years of her life were spent mostly at home, her body and mind being somewhat weak, but she was always able to be up and around within one week previous to her death. She was confined to her bed just one week. The last few days she lay unconscious of her surroundings with all the loving friends around the bedside. With her life ends the last of the pioneers of the community. She was one of the first settlers, had the privilege of seeing the community build up and saw her companions laid away one by one. She was the last to be laid to rest. May we ever cherish her memory.

      Gospel Herald - Volume VI, Number 41 - January 8, 1914

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] 405.

    2. [S10] 391.

    3. [S3] 844.

    4. [S10] 511.

    5. [S8] January 8, 1914 - Obituary of Barbara Stauffer.

    6. [S133] Wilmot H-5 Page 14.

    7. [S140] Div. 1 Page 47.

    8. [S346] Div. 9 Page 3.

    9. [S939] Div. 3 Page 15.

    10. [S134] Sect. 5 Page 173.

    11. [S2639] Sect. 15 Page 99.

    12. [S13] Eby, Benjamin Rev., Minister of the Mennonist Society #19.
      David Shantz, To Barbara Stauffer, Both Of Waterloo. 15 Mar. 1842. Rev. Eby. Wit. Daniel Stauffer And Jacob Shantz

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Oct 1822 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1842 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Other Methodist - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Shantz Mennonite Cemetery, Wilmot Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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