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

Esther Bechtel[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Female 1786 - 1867  (81 years)


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  • Name Esther Bechtel 
    Born 2 Feb 1786  , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Female 
    Name Esther Shantz 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00007-0816 
    Died 14 Jul 1867  near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7, 8
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I15350  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father George Bechtel,   b. 19 Feb 1746, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1828, Near Blair, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Morris,   b. 5 May 1752, Of, Montgomery Co. Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1835, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Family ID F4132  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isaac Shantz,   b. 23 Apr 1783, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1854, South-East Of Berlin, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 15 Oct 1808  [2, 11
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Shantz,   b. 11 Aug 1809, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1821  (Age 11 years)
     2. Samuel Shantz,   b. 16 Jan 1811, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1895  (Age 84 years)
     3. Barbara Shantz,   b. 6 May 1812, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1887, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Mary Shantz,   b. 14 Jan 1814, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1875, Chatsworth, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     5. Sarah "Sallie" Shantz,   b. 21 Jan 1816, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1881, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     6. Nancy Shantz,   b. 11 Aug 1817, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1899  (Age 81 years)
     7. Veronica "Fanny" Shantz,   b. 27 Oct 1819, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1893, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     8. Esther Shantz,   b. 7 Jan 1823, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1883, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     9. Magdalena Shantz,   b. 19 Apr 1825, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1887  (Age 62 years)
     10. Isaac B. Shantz,   b. 18 May 1827, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1917, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     11. Leah Shantz,   b. 1 Dec 1829, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F4138  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Esther Bechtel "the third daughter in the family, was born February 2nd, 1786. She was fifteen years of age when she came to Canada. On October 15th, 1808, she was married to Isaac, son of Isaac and Barbara (Reiff) Shantz. He was born April 23rd, 1783, and died December 12th, 1854. They resided near Berlin where she died July 14th, 1867. Their family consisted of eleven 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.].

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I 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..., 319.

    2. [S10] Book - Vol II 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..., 413.

    3. [S10] Book - Vol II 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..., 598.

    4. [S3] Book - Vol I 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..., 661.

    5. [S10] Book - Vol II 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..., 34.

    6. [S10] Book - Vol II 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..., 102.

    7. [S3] Book - Vol I 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...

    8. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Zum Andenken an Esther / Ehefrau / Isaac Shantz / geb. den 2 Feb.1786 / gest. den 24 Juli 1867 / Alt. 81 Jahren / 5 Mo. / 22 Tage

    9. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 18.
      Isaac SCHNTZ Sr. Gentleman Birthplace: USA Age 65 Mennonite
      Esther SCHANTZ Birthplace: USA Age 60 Mennonite

    10. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div. 1 Page 6.

    11. [S3] Book - Vol I 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..., 224.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Feb 1786 - , , Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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