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

Jacob Shantz[1, 2]

Male Abt 1710 - 1781  (~ 71 years)


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  • Name Jacob Shantz 
    Born Abt 1710  , Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6532 
    Died 5 Feb 1781  , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Sprogell Cemetery, Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I18779  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2021 

    Family 1 Magdalena Erb,   b. Abt 1710, Of, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Susannah Shantz,   b. Abt 1742, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Esther Shantz,   b. Abt 1743, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1821  (Age ~ 78 years)
     3. Isaac Shantz,   b. 14 Jan 1748, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1802, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F4792  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Catherine Beary,   b. Abt 1710,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Christian Shantz,   b. 11 Jul 1769, Near Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1857, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F4793  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jacob Shantz, "was born in Switzerland about the year 1710. Owing to religious persecutions, he, with other, left their native home and went to Holland where they had the promise of protection from the persecuting parties by the Prince of Orange. Here he lived some fifteen years. Seeing so many of his co-religionists emigrating to America, besides being informed of the proclamation issued by William Penn, he at last decided to emigrate to America and settle among his co-religionists. He crossed the ocean in a vessel named "Townshead" and landed safely at Philadelphia in the summer of 1737. He may have resided in Germantown for some time. In the year 1745 we find him and his family located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. What number of children he had could not be ascertained. We know that he was married twice. The children of his first wife were II Isaac, II Esther, and II Susannah, and from his second wife we have the record of only one son named II Christian. Old Jacob Shantz died in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, February 5th, 1781, aged a few months less than 71 years. He was buried in the Sprogell Cemetery, beside Magdalena, 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. [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..., 373.

    2. [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..., 229.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1710 - , Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Feb 1781 - , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Sprogell Cemetery, Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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