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

Abraham D. Shantz[1, 2, 3]

Male 1836 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Abraham D. Shantz 
    Born 6 Mar 1836  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1866  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1866  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 1870  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    flax manufacturer 
    Occupation 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Flax Manufacturer 
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1874  Normanby Twp., Grey Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    flax merchant 
    Occupation 1878  Walkerton, Brant Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    labourer 
    Occupation 1880  Walkerton, Brant Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    wood turner 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6645 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I19056  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 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  [3, 12
    Family ID F5494  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Traffy,   b. 5 Oct 1838,   d. 5 Jun 1864  (Age 25 years) 
    Children 
     1. Nancy Shantz,   b. 1857, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1857  (Age 0 years)
     2. Eliza Shantz,   b. 1858, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1873  (Age 15 years)
     3. Emma Ann Shantz,   b. 1860, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Enoch Shantz,   b. 1862, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1881  (Age 19 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F4888  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rosina Bachert,   b. 1837, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 18 Sep 1866  Mannheim, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Children 
     1. David Shantz,   b. 1867, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Allan Shantz,   b. 20 Jan 1869, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1940  (Age 71 years)
     3. Charles Shantz,   b. 27 Jul 1870, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mary Ann Shantz,   b. 30 Sep 1872, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Edith Shantz,   b. 18 Sep 1874, Normanby Twp., Grey Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. William Henry Shantz,   b. 13 Nov 1876, Normanby Twp., Grey Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1878, Walkerton, Brant Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     7. Albert Shantz,   b. 2 Jun 1878, Walkerton, Brant Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1878
     8. Clara Shantz,   b. 19 Aug 1880, Walkerton, Brant Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1880  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F4889  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Mar 1836 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1866 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1866 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - flax manufacturer - 1870 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Flax Manufacturer - 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
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - flax merchant - 1874 - Normanby Twp., Grey Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - labourer - 1878 - Walkerton, Brant Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - wood turner - 1880 - Walkerton, Brant Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Abraham D. Shantz, was born March 6th, 1836. He was first married to Mary Traffy and after her decease to Rosena Bockus. They reside in Walkerton, Ontario, where he is engaged in some business. His family consists of twelve children, namely: VI Nancy (dead), VI Eliza, VI Emma Ann, and VI Enoch of the first wife, and VI David, VI Allan, VI Charles, VI Mary Ann, VI Edith, and two sons and a daughter who died in infancy, names not received, of second wife."


      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..., 388.

    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. [S422] Census - ON, Bruce, Walkerton - 1881, Page Number 37 Household Number 179.

    5. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 3 Page 19.

    6. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Abraham D. Scwarz, 30, res. Waterloo, b. Waterloo, son of John and Anna ( ? ), married 18 Sept 1866 Rosina Bachert, 27, res. Waterloo, b. Waterloo, daughter of Martin and Catherine (Martin)

    7. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 20 Sep 1866.
      18 Sep 1866 By Rev. Kaessmann, Abraham D. Schantz was married to Rosine Bachert, both of Mannheim.

    8. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, 18445 Charles Shantz.

    9. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, 4244-1874 Edith Shantz.

    10. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, 2657-1878 Albert Shantz.

    11. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, 2130-1880 Clara Shantz.

    12. [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.