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

John C. Shantz[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1807 - 1875  (67 years)


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  • Name John C. Shantz 
    Born 23 Oct 1807  South Of Berlin, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1837  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Other Methodist 
    Occupation 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6642 
    Died 17 May 1875  [4, 5
    Buried Shantz's Meeting House Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I19037  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2020 

    Father Christian R. Shantz,   b. 13 Feb 1779, Near Pottstown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1856, near, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother 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  [9
    Family ID F4879  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Nancy Detweiler,   b. 8 Mar 1816, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1856, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 12 Jan 1833  [1, 4
    Children 
     1. Benjamin D. Shantz,   b. 20 Aug 1833, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1889, Wordsworth, Huron Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     2. Mary Ann Shantz,   b. 24 Aug 1834, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1917, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Abraham D. Shantz,   b. 6 Mar 1836, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Aaron D. Shantz,   b. 17 Sep 1837, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1844  (Age 6 years)
     5. John D. Shantz,   b. 4 Oct 1839, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1923, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     6. Enoch Donald Shantz,   b. 6 Aug 1841, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1920, Foremost, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     7. Magdalena Shantz,   b. 26 Mar 1843, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1916  (Age 73 years)
     8. Menno D. Shantz,   b. 3 Nov 1844, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1911  (Age 66 years)
     9. Susannah Shantz,   b. 8 Mar 1847, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1886, Near Port Elgin, Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     10. Lydia D. Shantz,   b. 11 Apr 1849, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1932, Pembroke, Pembroke Twp., Renfrew Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     11. Nancy D. Shantz,   b. 15 Mar 1851, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1910  (Age 59 years)
     12. Sarah D. Shantz,   b. 3 Jun 1853, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1921, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F5494  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 ?,   b. CA 1807,   d. Bef 1861  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Children 
     1. John D. Shantz,   b. 4 Oct 1839, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1923, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Enoch Donald Shantz,   b. 6 Aug 1841, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1920, Foremost, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Magdalena Shantz,   b. 1842, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Menno D. Shantz,   b. 3 Nov 1844, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1911  (Age 66 years)
     5. Susannah Shantz,   b. 8 Mar 1847, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1886, Near Port Elgin, Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     6. Lydia D. Shantz,   b. 11 Apr 1849, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1932, Pembroke, Pembroke Twp., Renfrew Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     7. Nancy D. Shantz,   b. 15 Mar 1851, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1910  (Age 59 years)
     8. Sarah D. Shantz,   b. 3 Jun 1853, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1921, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F264685  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John C. Shantz, "the fourth child, was born in Waterloo County, one and one-half miles south of Berlin, October 23rd, 1807. On January 12th, 1833, he was married to Anna Detweiler who was born March 8th, 1816 and died in Wilmot Township, February 17th, 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. [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.

    2. [S173] Ancestry.com.

    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. [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..., 522.

    5. [S159] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Shantz Mennonite CC#4566 Internet Link.
      In memory of/ John C. Shantz/ Died/ April 17, 1875/ Aged/ 67 yrs. 5 Mo. & 24 D's/ What he was and what we are/ the day of judgment will declare./

    6. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 5 Page 13.

    7. [S2639] aaaWilmot Township 1861, Sect. 15 Page 100.

    8. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 3 Oct 1837:42.
      17 Sept 1837 The family of John Schantz in Wilmot was blessed with a son.

    9. [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.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1837 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Other Methodist - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - 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
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