1876 - 1937 (61 years)
||John B. Jantzi |
||30 May 1876
||Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada [1, 2]
||Wood River, Hall, Nebraska, USA 
|Eby ID Number
||31 Jul 1937
||Scio, Linn, Oregon, USA 
||Wood River F. Mennonite Cemetery, Wood River, Hall, Nebraska, USA 
||1 Dec 2019 |
||Jacob G. Jantzi, b. 1848, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada , d. 1878 (Age 30 years) |
||Veronica Boshart, b. 7 Dec 1854, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada , d. 8 Aug 1919, , Linn Co., Oregon (Age 64 years) |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- Jantzi, -- John B. , son of Jacob and Fanny (Boshart) Jantzi, was born at Wellesley, Waterloo Co. , Ont. , May 30, 1876; departed this life July 31, 1937; aged 61 y. 2 m. 1 d. Father and mother were on an extended visit to the Pacific Northwest and Alberta., Can. , when death suddenly overtook him following a heart attack, at the home of his son, Royden Jantzi, Scio, Oreg. He with his grandson had gone into the barn to spread hay when suddenly the Lord laid His hand upon him and took him home. When 14 years of age he accompanied his mother to Nebraska. The family settled on a farm near Milford in Seward Co. , where he grew to manhood. He later took up farming for himself after the retirement of mother. On Jan. 5, 1899, he was united in marriage to Mary M. Conrad. In 1905 he with his family located on a farm near Wood River, Nebr. , which has been his home for the past 32 years. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Mennonite Church at Milford, Nebr. , later transferring his membership to the Wood River Mennonite Church where he remained a faithful member till death. He was a charter member and worked hard to establish a church of his faith in this community. He was an active worker in the church and was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. He leaves to mourn his sudden departure his deeply bereaved wife and 5 children (Ezra E. , Daniel J. , Mrs. Homer Schweitzer, Mrs. Clarence D. Stutzman, all of Wood River, and Royden B. , of Scio, Oreg.), 19 grandchildren, and his only sister, Mrs. Katie Zehr of Salem, Oreg. His parents, 2 grand children, and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Royden Jantzi, preceded him in death. He was a kind and loving husband, father, and neighbor and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. Funeral services were held at the Fairview Mennonite church near Albany, Oreg. , on Sunday afternoon, before the body was taken to his home at Wood River. Fred Gingerich and N. A. Lind had charge of the services. On Thursday afternoon, Aug. 5, funeral services were held at the Wood River F Mennonite church conducted by Geo. S. Miller, assisted by J. E. Zimmerman of Milford and Wm. R. Eicher of Beaver Crossing Nebr. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
In our hearts his memory lingers,
But we know 'tis vain to weep;
Tears of love can never wake him
From his peaceful, quiet sleep.
Gospel Herald, August 26, 1937 - Vol. XXX, No. 22 - page 478, 478
- [S113] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1881, Division 3 Page 20.
- [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of John B. Jantzi - August 26, 1937.
- [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Fanny Jantzi - September 4, 1919.
|Born - 30 May 1876 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
|Residence - 1919 - Wood River, Hall, Nebraska, USA
|Died - 31 Jul 1937 - Scio, Linn, Oregon, USA
|Buried - - Wood River F. Mennonite Cemetery, Wood River, Hall, Nebraska, USA