Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Mary Ann Shantz

Mary Ann Shantz[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Female 1834 - 1917  (82 years)

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  • Name Mary Ann Shantz 
    Born 24 Aug 1834  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Gender Female 
    Name Mary Ann Nahrgang 
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1911  Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Income 
    Religion 1911  Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6644 
    Died 1 Mar 1917  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Buried Wilmot Mennonite (formerly Geiger) Cemetery, Wilmot, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I19053  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2019 

    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  [4, 14
    Family ID F5494  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rev. Joseph S. Nahrgang,   b. 26 Jul 1834, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1903, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1857  [3, 15
    Children 
     1. Josiah Nahrgang,   b. 6 Jun 1859, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1926, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     2. Melinda Nahrgang,   b. 3 Apr 1862, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1876  (Age 14 years)
     3. Ephraim Nahrgang,   b. 5 Sep 1862, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1916  (Age 53 years)
     4. Barbara Nahrgang,   b. 18 Apr 1864, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1865  (Age 1 years)
     5. Mary Ann Nahrgang,   b. 18 Nov 1864, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1948, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     6. Menno S. Nahrgang,   b. 16 Mar 1867, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1962, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     7. John Nahrgang,   b. 16 Feb 1869, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1914  (Age 45 years)
     8. Nancy Nahrgang,   b. 11 May 1871, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952  (Age 80 years)
     9. Henry S. Nahrgang,   b. 25 Jul 1874, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1937  (Age 62 years)
     10. Matilda Nahrgang,   b. 1876, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F1336  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos Shantz, Mary Ann 3 generation Nancy and Lillian.jpg
    Three generation photo of L-R: Mary Ann Shantz Nahrgang, Lillian Snyder and Nancy Nahrgang Snyder (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

  • Notes 
    • Mary Ann Shantz, "was born August 24th, 1834. She is married to Joseph Nahrgang."


      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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      Nahrgang. - Mary Shantz was born Aug. 24, 1834; died at the home of her son-in-law, Ervin Snider, near Baden, Ont., Mar. 1, 1917; aged 82 y. 6 m. 5 d. She was married to the late Pre. Joseph Nahrgang Dec. 22, 1857. To them was born a family of 9 children, 5 sons and 4 daughters, of whom 3 sons (Josiah, Menno, and Henry) and 2 daughters (Mrs. M. C. Cressman and Mrs. Ervin Snider) survive, besides 12 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren - Sister Nahrgang died after a short illness. Her strength gradually failed until she passed peacefully away after saying good-bye to the members of the family in attendance. She endured her last suffering patiently, trusting in her Savior. Her desire was to go to her heavenly home.Funeral services were held at the Geiger Church on Sunday, March 4, conducted at the house by Osias Cressman and at the church by Noah Stauffer in German and Norman Stauffer in English.


      Gospel Herald - Volume IX, Number 51 - March 22, 1917 - page 934, 935, 936

  • 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..., 388.

    2. [S173] Ancestry.com.

    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..., 139.

    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. [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..., 493.

    6. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-1 Page 6.

    7. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Division 4 Page Number 30 Household Number 125.

    8. [S245] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Wilmot Centre (Geiger) Mennonite Cemetery CC#4558.
      In memory of/ Mary Shantz/ wife of/ Rev. Jos. Nahrgang/ who died/ Mar. 1, 1917/ aged 82 years/ 6 mo's & 5 dys./ Your Mother dear from/ earth has gone/ the voice we loved is still./ The place made vacant/ in our home/ can never more be filled/ Nahrgang/

    9. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, March 22, 1917 - Obituary of Mary Shantz.

    10. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 4 Page 30.

    11. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Wilmot Twp. 1911 Div. 8 Page 12.

    12. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 2 Page 6.

    13. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 1 Page 62.

    14. [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.

    15. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, Obituary of Joseph Nahrgang - March 12, 1903.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Aug 1834 - 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 MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Mar 1917 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wilmot Mennonite (formerly Geiger) Cemetery, Wilmot, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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