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

Leah Christner[1, 2, 3]

Female 1858 - 1914  (55 years)


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  • Name Leah Christner 
    Born 29 Sep 1858  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Female 
    Name Leah Shantz 
    Religion 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1911  St. Agatha, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00022-1600 
    Died 15 Sep 1914  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8
    Buried Shantz Mennonite Cemetery, Wilmot Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8
    Person ID I16647  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father Christian Christner,   b. 21 Jun 1815, Upper Alsace, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1907, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Nancy "Anna" Honsberger,   b. 15 Mar 1825, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1884, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 10 Feb 1846  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Family ID F836  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family David S. Shantz,   b. 23 Jun 1859, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1950  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 11 Oct 1883  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5
    Children 
     1. Barbara Shantz,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Luella Shantz,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Harvey M. Shantz,   b. 29 Jul 1884, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Elmer C. Shantz,   b. 10 Nov 1885, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Cummin F. Shantz,   b. 6 Apr 1887, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Elroy "Roy" Shantz,   b. 30 Nov 1888, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1981, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     7. Wesley E. Shantz,   b. 6 Nov 1890, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Oliver D. Shantz,   b. 27 Oct 1892, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Barbara Ann Shantz,   b. 14 Nov 1894, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Melvin Howard Shantz,   b. 30 Dec 1896, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1903  (Age 6 years)
     11. Floyd Shantz,   b. 14 Jan 1899, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1899  (Age 0 years)
     12. Luella May Shantz,   b. Apr 1903, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F4395  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Sep 1858 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Oct 1883 - 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 MapsDied - 15 Sep 1914 - , 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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  • Notes 
    • Leah Christner,"was born September 29th, 1858. She is married to David S., son of David Shantz of Wilmot Township. They reside a little east of Baden where he is engaged in farming. their family consists of six 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.-Leah Christner, beloved wife of David S. Shantz, died in Waterloo Co., Ont., Sept. 15, 1914; aged 55 y. 11 m. 17 d. She was the mother of 10 children and leaves to mourn a loving husband, 6 sons and 2 daughters, 2 sons having preceded her. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She was of a kind and loving disposition. Her place in the church is vacant, but much more in the home. "What is home without a mother?" We feel to sympathize with the bereaved family, but we believe that our loss is her eternal gain. According to our views this mother could not have been spared, but the Bible teaches us, "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord." "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts." Funeral was held Sept. 19 and was perhaps the largest ever held at this place. Services at the house by Orphen Wismer and at the church by Bish. Jonas Snyder and Manasseh Hallman. Text. Matt. 25: 6; Phil. 1: 23. Interment in Shantz's Cemetery. May God comfort the bereaved.

      Gospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 31 - October 29, 1914, page 504

  • 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..., 390.

    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..., 406.

    3. [S2555] News - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - New Hamburg Independent (1917 -, Obituary of Leroy Shantz - Sep 23 1981 pg 27.

    4. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-4 Page 1.

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 012429-83.
      David L. SHANTZ, 24, farmer, Wilmot Twp, Wilmot Twp, s/o David Y. SHANTZ & Barbara STOUFFER married Leah CHRISTNER, 25, Wilmot Twp, Wilmot Twp, d/o Christian & Anna, witn: Stauffer SHANTZ & Katy CHRISTNER both of Wilmot Twp, 11 October 1883 in Wilmot Twp

    6. [S159] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Shantz Mennonite CC#4566 Internet Link.
      Shantz / Leah Christner / beloved wife of / David S. Shantz / Born Sept. 29, 1858 / Died Sept. 15, 1914 / aged 55 Yrs. 11 Mos. & 17 Dys. / A loving Mother and a faithful friend / David S. Shantz / Born June 23, 1859 / Died Aug. 21, 1950 /

    7. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Wilmot Twp. 1911 Div. 9 Page 10.

    8. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Leah Christner - October 29, 1914, page 504.

    9. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 3 Page 43.

    10. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 2 Page 18.

    11. [S2639] aaaWilmot Township 1861, Sect. 11 Page 65.

    12. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Eby, Benjamin Rev. - Minister of the Mennonist Society, Berlin #64.
      Christian Christener, to Anna Hunsperger, both of Wilmot. 10 Feb. 1846. Wit. John Christener and Maria Hunsperger