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

Samuel Shantz[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1811 - 1895  (84 years)


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  • Name Samuel Shantz 
    Born 16 Jan 1811  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1845  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Elected Office 1851  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor - Waterloo Township 
    Land Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 039, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Gentleman 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Gentleman 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6792 
    Died 18 Jan 1895  [2, 3, 4
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I15353  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Esther Bechtel,   b. 2 Feb 1786, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1867, near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 15 Oct 1808  [1, 2
    Family ID F4138  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rebecca Rudy,   b. 29 Oct 1825, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1899  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 25 Mar 1845  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Children 
     1. Daniel Shantz,   b. 1 Jan 1846, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     2. Esther Shantz,   b. 27 Dec 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1932, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Abraham Shantz,   b. 2 May 1850, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1861, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     4. Moses Rudy Shantz,   b. 13 Feb 1852, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Emily Shantz,   b. 18 Feb 1854, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1921  (Age 66 years)
     6. Josiah Shantz,   b. 20 Feb 1856, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1861, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     7. Nelson Shantz,   b. 2 Aug 1858, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1861, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     8. Matilda R. Shantz,   b. 16 Oct 1860, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Rev. Israel R. Shantz,   b. 15 Aug 1863, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1910, Carstairs, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     10. Allan Rudy Shantz,   b. 2 Sep 1865, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1937, Carstairs, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     11. Louisa Rebecca "Rebecca" Shantz,   b. 20 Oct 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Simon R. Shantz,   b. 28 Apr 1871, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1926, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F316  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Susannah Erb,   b. 13 Nov 1810, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1844, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married 28 Mar 1830  [2, 4, 9
    Children 
     1. Dio Shantz,   b. Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1895
     2. Levi Shantz,   b. 11 Dec 1830, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1832  (Age 1 years)
     3. Ira Shantz,   b. 13 May 1832, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1832, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Mary Ann Shantz,   b. 17 Aug 1833, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1861, Mannheim, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     5. Anna Shantz,   b. 5 May 1835, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1857  (Age 22 years)
     6. Dr. Samuel E. Shantz,   b. 11 Jun 1836, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1868, Saint Peter, Nicollet, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     7. Odo Shantz,   b. 3 Apr 1838, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1838, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. Isaac E. Shantz,   b. 23 May 1839, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1908, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     9. Menno E. Shantz,   b. 11 Mar 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1920, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     10. Barbara Shantz,   b. 12 Apr 1842, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1879  (Age 36 years)
     11. Aaron E. Shantz,   b. 9 Sep 1844, 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 F4139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Samuel Shantz, "was born January 16th, 1811. On March 28th, 1830, he was married to Susannah Erb who was born November 13th, 1810, and died October 7th, 1844. On March 25th 1845, he was again married to Rebecca Rudy who was born October 29th, 1825. Although deprived of first class school privileges and his time devoted to constant labor on his father's farm, his desire for information made him seek opportunities for acquiring knowledge. This, added to his natural abilities, gave Mr. Shantz great success in acquiring information on all topics. His stock of knowledge and experience made him a wise counsellor and a judicious adviser; and on may occasions, both in public and private interests, his counsel was sought and obtained. After his first marriage he took charge of his own farm, about three miles west of Berlin, and commenced clearing away the huge forest and erected the necessary buildings thereon. In due time he was the possessor of one of the finest farms on the Petersburg Road. Here he resided until his death which took place January 18th, 1895. His family consisted of twenty-two children, ten of whom were born unto his first wife"

      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..., 224.

    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..., 207.

    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..., 636.

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 31.
      Samuel SHANTZ Farmer Birthplace: Canada Age 41 Mennonite b. 16-Jan
      Rebeca SHANTZ Birthplace: Canada Age 27 Mennonite b. 29-Oct
      Maria SHANTZ Birthplace: Canada Age 19 Mennonite b. 17-Aug
      Nancy SHANTZ Birthplace: Canada Age 17 Mennonite b. 5-May
      Barbara SHANTZ Birthplace: Canada Age 10 Mennonite b. 12-Apr
      Esther SHANTZ Birthplace: Canada Age 5 Mennonite b. 27-Dec
      Samuel E. SHANTZ Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 16 Mennonite b. 11-Jun
      Isaac E. SHANTZ Labourer Birthplace: Canada Age 13 Mennonite b. 23-May
      Meno SHANTZ Birthplace: Canada Age 11 Mennonite b. 11-Mar
      Abraham SHANTZ Birthplace: Canada Age 2 Mennonite b. 2-May
      Jacob REINHART Birthplace: Canada Age 21 Mennonite b. 12-Jun

    6. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 26.

    7. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div 3 Page 17.

    8. [S2420] aaa CensusWaterloo City 1891 Sect. 1, Section 1 Page 11.

    9. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Jacob Huttner, Lutheran Minister, Preston report 53.
      Samuel Shantz, to Rebecka Rudy, both of Waterloo. 25 Mar. 1845.

    10. [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..., 206.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jan 1811 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1845 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Mar 1845 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - Waterloo Township - 1851 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - - Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 039, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Waterloo City, 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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