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

Christian R. Shantz[1, 2]

Male 1779 - 1856  (77 years)


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  • Name Christian R. Shantz 
    Born 13 Feb 1779  Near Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 052, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 055, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • He was listed as a gentleman.
    Eby ID Number 00110-6632 
    Grave Photograph - Find A Grave Gravestone of Christian R. Shantz 
    Died 9 Nov 1856  near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 8, 9, 10
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I19014  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 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  [11
    Family ID F3031  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Magdalena Cressman,   b. 30 Jan 1783, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1866  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 19 Oct 1800  [2
    Children 
     1. Anna Shantz,   b. 19 Oct 1801, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1822, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     2. Isaac C. Shantz,   b. 13 Jul 1803, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1885, , Livingstone Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Barbara Shantz,   b. 25 Jun 1805, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1896  (Age 90 years)
     4. John C. Shantz,   b. 23 Oct 1807, South Of Berlin, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1875  (Age 67 years)
     5. Christian C. Shantz,   b. 16 Feb 1810, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1831  (Age 21 years)
     6. Magdalena Shantz,   b. 14 Jan 1812, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1812, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Jonas C. Shantz,   b. 26 Jul 1813, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1898, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     8. Eli C. Shantz, Sr.,   b. 23 Jan 1816, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1889, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     9. Noah C. Shantz,   b. 14 Jan 1819, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1876, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     10. David Shantz,   b. 1 Aug 1821, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1821, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     11. Mary Shantz,   b. 29 Dec 1822, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1823, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     12. Susannah Shantz,   b. 7 Mar 1824, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1864, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F4879  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Christian Shantz, "the second son of Isaac Shantz, was born on the old 'Schantzen Homestead' near Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, February 13th, 1779. On October 19th, 1800, he was married to Magdalena, daughter of old 'Hannes' Cressman of Chester County, Pennsylvania. She was born January 30th, 1783, and died in Waterloo County August 13th, 1866. In May, 1806, he, in company with his wife and family of three children, Philip Bliehm and family, his brother, Abraham, and family, Abraham Cressman, and others, moved to Canada. Mr. Shantz arrived in safety at his farm, being composed of lots Nos. 52 and 55, German Company's Tract. The land is still in possession of three of his grandsons. Here they resided until their deaths. He died November 9th, 1856. They had a family of twelve 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..., 86.

    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..., 385.

    3. [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..., 477.

    4. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Zum Andenken / von / Christian Schantz / er wurde geboren den / 13ten Februar Anno 1779 / und starb den / 9 November Anno 1856 / brachte sein Alter auf / 77 Jahre 8 Monat und 26 Tage

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 28.
      Christian SHANTZ Gentleman Birthplace: USA Age 72 Mennonite b. 13-Feb
      Magdalena SHANTZ Birthplace: USA Age 68 Mennonite b. 9-Jan
      Susana SHANTZ Birthplace: Canada Age 26 Mennonite b. 15-Mar

    6. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 48.

    7. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 28.

    8. [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..., 386.

    9. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), 21 Nov 1856.
      "Shantz: Near Berlin, on the 9th inst., Mr. Christian Shantz, aged about 77 years"

    10. [S14] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Chronicle (1856-1860), November 19, 1856.
      Near Berlin, on the 9th instant, Mr. Christian Shantz, aged about 77 years. The deceased was one of the first settlers of this country, and his departure from our midst is much regretted by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.

    11. [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.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Feb 1779 - Near Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 052, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 055, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1852 - 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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