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

John D. Shantz[1, 2, 3]

Male 1839 - 1923  (83 years)


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  • Name John D. Shantz 
    Born 4 Oct 1839  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Laborer 
    Religion 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Other Methodist 
    Occupation 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Philipsburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Income 
    Religion 1911  Philipsburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mennonite 
    Retired 1911  Philipsburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Eby ID Number 00110-6647 
    Died 13 Jun 1923  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8
    Buried Shantz's Meeting House Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I19073  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 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, 14
    Family ID F5494  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    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 ?,   b. CA 1807,   d. Bef 1861  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Family ID F264685  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Steiner,   b. 12 Dec 1840, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1901  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 13 Feb 1866  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8
    Children 
     1. Steiner Shantz,   b. 1866, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1906  (Age 40 years)
     2. Lydia Shantz,   b. 1868, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1882  (Age 14 years)
     3. Rosa Shantz,   b. 1869, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Ezra S. Shantz,   b. 12 Sep 1869, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1955  (Age 85 years)
     5. Anna Shantz,   b. 25 Jul 1871, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1917, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     6. Sarah Shantz,   b. 18 Jan 1873, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1961  (Age 87 years)
     7. Tobias Shantz,   b. 18 Oct 1874, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1944  (Age 69 years)
     8. Elizabeth Shantz,   b. 3 Aug 1876, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. John Shantz,   b. 18 Dec 1879, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Mary Ann Shantz,   b. 7 Oct 1881, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1925, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     11. Barbara Shantz,   b. 1884, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1884  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F4890  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Oct 1839 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 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 MapsMarried - 13 Feb 1866 - , 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - 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 - Farmer - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - Philipsburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Philipsburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1911 - Philipsburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Jun 1923 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • John D. Shantz, "was born October 4th, 1839. On February 13th, 1866, he was married to Elizabeth Steiner. She was born December 12th, 1840. They reside in Wilmot Township, Upper Road, near old George Schmidt's farm where he is engaged in farming. To them were born the following 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.].

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      Shantz.-John D. Schantz was born in Waterloo, Ont., Oct. 4, 1839; died at the residence of his son, Ezra S. Schantz, near Baden, Ont., June 13, 1923; aged 83 y. 8 m. 9 d. He was married to Elizabeth Steiner on Feb. 13, 1866. This union was blessed with 10 children and 20 grandchildren. His wife, 4 children and 1 grandchild preceded him to the spirit world. He is survived by 3 sons and 3 daughters-Ezra S., Sarah (Mrs. George Weber), Tobias S., Elizabeth (Mrs. Sollie Gehman), John S., and Mary (Mrs. Noah Hunsberger)-all of Ontario, and 19 grandchildren. He is also survived by 1 sister, Lydia (Mrs. Daniel Hostetler), the only one left out of a family of 12 children. He was converted and received into the Mennonite Church, was ordained to the office of deacon, and served about 40 years. Funeral services at the home of his son, Ezra S. Shantz, and at the Shantz Church near Baden, Ont., June 17. The services were conducted by Brethren Manassa Hallman, Jonas Snyder, and Orphan Wismer. His daughter-in-law


      Gospel Herald - Volume XVI, Number 31 - November 1, 1923 - p. 637,638

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

    5. [S159] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Shantz Mennonite CC#4566 Internet Link.
      Shantz/ Father/ John D. Shantz/ 1839-1923/ Son/ Steiner Shantz/ 1866-1906/ Mother/ Elizabeth Steiner/ 1840-1901/ Daughter/ Lydia Shantz/ 1868-1882/ Daughter/ Barbara Shantz/ 1884-1884

    6. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Division 1 Page Number 44 Household Number 190.

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

    8. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, November 1, 1923 - Obituary of John D Shantz.

    9. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 1 Page 44.

    10. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Div. 10 Page 7.

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

    12. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 3 Page 17.

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

    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.