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

Benjamin D. Shantz[1, 2, 3]

Male 1833 - 1889  (55 years)


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  • Name Benjamin D. Shantz 
    Born 20 Aug 1833  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1880  Bingham, Huron, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    farmer 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6643 
    Died 15 Jan 1889  Wordsworth, Huron Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Person ID I19039  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2020 

    Father 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) 
    Mother 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, 3
    Family ID F5494  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Nahrgang,   b. 12 Dec 1836, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1894, Wadsworth, Huron Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 30 Jan 1854  [7
    Children 
     1. Malinda Shantz
     2. Nancy Shantz,   b. 1856, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Christopher Shantz,   b. 1857, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mary Shantz,   b. 1859, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. John Shantz,   b. 1861, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Lydia Shantz,   b. 3 Feb 1863, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1863  (Age 0 years)
     7. Allan Shantz,   b. 1865, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Isaac Shantz,   b. 1867, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Isabella Shantz,   b. 2 Jun 1869, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1871  (Age 2 years)
     10. Salome Shantz,   b. 1872, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Caroline Shantz,   b. 1874, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Minerva Shantz,   b. 1876, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Alice Shantz,   b. 1879, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F1340  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Benjamin D. Shantz, "was born August 20th, 1833. He was married to Elizabeth Nahrgang who was born December 12th, 1836, and died June 4th, 1894. They resided in Wadsworth, Michigan, where he died January 15th, 1889, leaving 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..., 522.

    4. [S142] Census - Michigan - 1880, Census Place Bingham, Huron, Michigan Family History Library Film 1254582 NA Film Number T9-0582 Page Number 7A.
      Census Place Bingham, Huron, Michigan Family History Library Film 1254582 NA Film Number T9-0582 Page Number 7A

    5. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871.

    6. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 1 Page 33.

    7. [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..., 139.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Aug 1833 - 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
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1880 - Bingham, Huron, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Jan 1889 - Wordsworth, Huron Co., Michigan Link to Google Earth
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