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

John B. Jantzi

Male 1876 - 1937  (61 years)


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  • Name John B. Jantzi 
    Born 30 May 1876  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1919  Wood River, Hall, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-107934 
    Died 31 Jul 1937  Scio, Linn, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Wood River F. Mennonite Cemetery, Wood River, Hall, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I107934  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Jacob G. Jantzi,   b. 1848, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1878  (Age 30 years) 
    Mother Veronica Boshart,   b. 7 Dec 1854, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1919, , Linn Co., Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Family ID F27576  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 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

  • Sources 
    1. [S113] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1881, Division 3 Page 20.

    2. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of John B. Jantzi - August 26, 1937.

    3. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Fanny Jantzi - September 4, 1919.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 May 1876 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1919 - Wood River, Hall, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Jul 1937 - Scio, Linn, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wood River F. Mennonite Cemetery, Wood River, Hall, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
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