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

Menno D. Shantz[1, 2, 3]

Male 1844 - 1911  (66 years)


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  • Name Menno D. Shantz 
    Born 3 Nov 1844  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Other Methodist 
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    day labourer 
    Religion 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Engineer 
    Eby ID Number 00110-6650 
    Died 27 May 1911  [5
    Buried Shantz's Meeting House Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I19097  Generations
    Last Modified 7 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  [3, 10
    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 Histand,   b. 6 Oct 1846, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1923, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 30 Dec 1873  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 11, 12
    Children 
     1. Harvey Shantz,   b. 10 Nov 1877, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1878  (Age 0 years)
     2. Amanda May Shantz,   b. 12 Apr 1879, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Catherine Elizabeth Shantz,   b. 1881, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1895  (Age 14 years)
     4. Mary Ellen Shantz,   b. 13 Oct 1891, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F4893  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Menno D. Shantz, "was born November 3rd, 1844. On December 30th, 1873, he was married to Elizabeth Histand who was born October 6th, 1846. They reside at Baden, Ontario, and have a family of four 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..., 389.

    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-4 Page 12.

    5. [S159] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Shantz Mennonite CC#4566 Internet Link.
      Shantz/ In memory of/ Menno D. Shantz/ Born Nov. 3 1844/ Died May 27, 1911/ Aged 66 Yrs. 6 Mo. 24 Ds./ Elizabeth Histand/ his wife/ died Jan. 3, 1923/ Aged 76 Yrs. 2 Mo. 28 Ds.

    6. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div 1 Page 46 Family 196.
      Menno SCHANTZ M M 34 German Ontario Daylaborer Not Given
      Elisebeth SCHANTZ F M 33 German Ontario Mennonite
      Amanta SCHANTZ F 2 German Ontario Mennonite
      Cathrina SCHANTZ F <1 German Ontario Mennonite
      Joseye SCHANTZ M 11 German Ontario Mennonite

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

    8. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div 1 Page 46 Family 196.

    9. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div 1 Page 46.

    10. [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.

    11. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, February 22, 1923 - Obituary of Elizabeth Histand.

    12. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Menno D Schantz Born: Canada Age: 29 Father: John Schantz Mother: Nancy Schantz Born: abt 1844 Spouse: Elizabeth Hiestand Age: 27 born: Canada Father: John Hiestand Mother: Cathernie Hiestand married 30 Dec 1873 married: Waterloo, Kitchener

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Nov 1844 - 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 - 30 Dec 1873 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - day labourer - 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 - Engineer - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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