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

Rev. Christian S. Shantz[1]

Male 1839 - 1918  (79 years)


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  • Name Christian S. Shantz 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 21 Aug 1839  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6637 
    Died 13 Dec 1918  Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: stomach cancer 
    Buried Prairie Street Mennonite Church Cemetery, Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I19028  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Elizabeth Schneider,   b. 6 Mar 1806, , Franklin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1891  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1827  [1, 4
    Family ID F4880  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Harshbarger,   b. Abt 1840,   d. 25 Sep 1911  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 22 Nov 1866  Livingston Co., Illinois, U.S. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Children 
     1. Milton Shantz,   d. 13 Jan 1918
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F4884  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Christian S. Shantz, "was born August 21st, 1839 and was married in Livingston County, Illinois, November 22nd, 1866, to Elizabeth Harshbarger. He follows farming. Their family consists of four sons and three daughters. In the year 1887 he was ordained as a minister of the old Mennonite body."


      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a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character.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. - Christian S. Shantz was born in Waterloo Co., Ontario, August 21, 1839. With his parents, he moved to Grundy Co., Ill., when about 19 years of age. On Nov. 22, 1866, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Harshbarger in Livingston Co., Ill., and together they lived near or in Cullom until their removal to Elkhart, Ind., in the fall of 1901 where he resided until his death on Dec. 13, 1918, following an operation for cancerous growth in the stomach, being 79 y. 3 m. 23 d. of age. He united with the Mennonite Church in the spring of 1871. To this union was born 7 children. His wife preceded him in death Sept. 25, 1911. Three children died in infancy, and Milton on Jan. 13, 1918, leaving Charlie, Mrs. Minnie Horning and Cora, eight grandchildren, two brothers and a sister. Funeral services were conducted at the Prairie Street Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind., on the 17th by the brethren, David A. Yoder and Jacob K. Bixler. Interment in the Prairie Street Cemetery.


      Gospel Herald - Volume XI, Number 40 - January 2, 1919 - pages 718, 719

  • 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..., 386.

    2. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, January 2, 1919 obituary of Christian Shantz.

    3. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 2 Pg 3.

    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..., 306.

    5. [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..., 387.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Aug 1839 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Nov 1866 - Livingston Co., Illinois, U.S. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: stomach cancer - 13 Dec 1918 - Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Prairie Street Mennonite Church Cemetery, Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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