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

Abraham Shantz[1, 2]

Male 1776 - 1856  (80 years)


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  • Name Abraham Shantz 
    Born 15 Dec 1776  Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6537 
    Died 28 Dec 1856  Harmony, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I18789  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Barbara Rife,   b. 12 Sep 1753, Of, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820, South Of Berlin, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 4 May 1774  [1
    Family ID F3031  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Bechtel,   b. 20 Sep 1796, Of, Harmony, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Nancy Shantz,   b. 3 Nov 1827, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Sarah Shantz,   b. 12 Nov 1829, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Levia Shantz,   b. 21 Sep 1830, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1912, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Abraham B. Shantz,   b. 12 Jul 1833, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Joseph Shantz,   b. 12 Mar 1838, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F2214  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Allie Hunsberger,   b. 20 Jan 1775, Of, Harmony, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1821, Harmony, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Children 
     1. Moses H. Shantz,   b. 14 Sep 1804, , Butler Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1884, Harmony, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Aaron Shantz,   b. 20 Feb 1806, Of, Harmony, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1875  (Age 69 years)
     3. Catharine Shantz,   b. 8 Apr 1807, Of, Harmony, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Isaac Shantz,   b. 12 Feb 1809, Of, Harmony, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1867  (Age 57 years)
     5. Elizabeth Shantz,   b. 16 Oct 1811, Of, Harmony, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1886  (Age 74 years)
     6. Lena Shantz,   b. 3 Sep 1812, Of, Harmony, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1841  (Age 28 years)
     7. Amos Shantz,   b. 23 Aug 1814, Of, Harmony, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1884  (Age 69 years)
     8. Mary Shantz,   b. 16 Jul 1816, Of, Harmony, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1816  (Age 0 years)
     9. David Shantz,   b. 16 Aug 1818, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Ellen Shantz,   b. 27 Mar 1821, Of, Harmony, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F4796  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Abraham Shantz, "the eldest son of Isaac Shantz, was born December 15th, 1776. He was married to Allie Hunsberger who was born January 20th, 1775, and died August 27, 1821. They resided, after they came to Canada, on the farm now possessed by Isadore B. Snyder, a little east of Berlin. Not finding the county to his expectations and the winter too severe for himself, he left Canada and moved to Harmony, Butler County, Pennsylvania, not far from Pittsburg, where he died December 28th, 1856. He had a family of ten 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. [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..., 374.

    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..., 102.

    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..., 375.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Dec 1776 - Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Dec 1856 - Harmony, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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